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• By Devon Bolger

MORE THAN 1100 people

are throwing their support

behind safety upgrades at a

controversial intersection in West

Melton.

An online petition calling for

improvements at the intersection

of Weedons Ross Rd and State

Highway 73 had attracted 1120

signatures on Monday.

The West Melton Residents’

Association began the petition in

August and it is expected to be

presented to Parliament later this

month.

Residents’ association chairman

Tim Schurr said they are thrilled

with the support from the community.

“It’s been really neat to see the

comments of support from the

community as well. I think there

is a shared understanding that

this intersection is dangerous,” he

said.

Mr Schurr said on top of

the online signatures, they also

have 850 signatures on a paper

copy.

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“IF THERE had been an accident at those

speeds it is highly likely there would have

been serious injuries or a fatality.”

That’s the fairly stark statement from

Alex Pickover, one of the police officers

who would have been helping pick up the

pieces if such an eventuality occurred over the long weekend.

On page 3 today, we report on the number of speeding tickets

issued in the district.

There wasn’t too much traffic over the weekend but I can

concur with Pickover; many who were out and about had the

accelerator down - I could feel the glare of some drivers behind

me as I was sitting on 80km/h.

Then they’d overtake with no indication and chop back in at

fairly close range. A recipe for tragedy.

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• By Devon Bolger

SPEEDING DRIVERS caused

a lot of issues for police over the

long weekend.

Sergeant Alex Pickover said a

number of motorists were caught

over the speed limit across the

district.

Tickets were given to about

30 drivers with speeds ranging

from 20km/h to 47km/h over the

limit.

“The person charged with

being 47km/h over has

automatically lost their licence

for 28 days, will pay a $630 fine

and receive 50 demerit points,”

he said.

If the motorist was going just

3km over at 50km/h they could

be summoned to court for dangerous

speed.

Sergeant Pickover said the

amount of speeding is concerning.

“The roads were quite busy and

it is concerning because if there

had been an accident at those

speeds it is highly likely there

would have been serious injuries

or a fatality.”

He said there was no particular

area in the district the speeding

occurred and the speed limits

varied.

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“Some of the roads we

had people speeding were

100km/h zones and some of

them were roads where the speed

has been lowered in the last few

years and perhaps people haven’t

realised.

“Motorists need to be more

aware of the change of speeds

because some people are being

caught out.”

Sergeant Pickover said speeding

in the district is something

they are focusing on at the moment.

“It is a contributing factor for

serious and fatal accidents so it is

really important.”

He said they are asking motorists

to take their time and follow

the speed limits.

A number of schools in the

district have had concerns

about speeding motorists

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‘If there had

been an

accident at

those speeds it

is highly likely

there would

have been

serious injuries

or a fatality’

– Alex Pickover

recently.

Windwhistle School pupils

wrote to Mayor Sam Broughton

for help to stop drivers speeding

on Rakaia Gorge Rd.

West Rolleston School

principal Sylvia Fidow has

approached the district council

for help to lower speed limits on

roads near the school, specifically

Dunns Crossing and Burnham

School Rds.

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•HAVE YOUR SAY: Have you had a close call at the

Weedons Ross Rd and SH73 intersection? Email your

views to devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi

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Speed limit under review

•From page 1

“That’s what we have in hand

right now but many more are

set to come in from schools and

businesses. We know of another

200, but expect we’ll be well in

excess of 1000 paper signatures

by the time it closes,” he said.

The petition will

close on November

29 and all of

the signatures will

be compiled.

Retiring Selwyn

Tim Schurr

MP Amy Adams

will then personally

deliver the petition to Parliament.

Mr Schurr said he hopes the

petition leads to traffic lights being

put in at the intersection.

“You have kids crossing at that

intersection every single day to get

to school and with traffic lights,

you’d get a crossing signal which

would greatly improve safety.”

The residents’ association has

been campaigning for more than

10 years for something to be done

about the intersection.

NZTA figures show there have

been 11 crashes at the intersection

since 2006. One was serious and 10

were minor or didn’t cause injury.

The NZTA recently announced

it is reviewing the speed limit

on the state highway in the West

Melton area.

CAMPAIGN: The West Melton Residents’ Association is wanting

safety improved at the intersection of State Highway 73 and

Weedons Ross Rd. ​

The proposal would see the

speed dropped from 70km/h to

60km/h.

Mr Schurr said he is pleased the

speed limit is being reviewed but

there is more that needs to be done.

It was revealed last October

that safety improvements at the

intersection weren’t included in

the NZTA’s National Land Transport

Programme for 2018-21.

The improvements had been

recommended for inclusion in

both the 2018/21 Regional and

Land Transport programmes.

NZTA director regional

relationships Jim Harland said

the agency is aware of the community’s

concerns with the

intersection.

“While we have proposed

a project to investigate this,

demand is very high for projects

like this one around the country

and this intersection project is yet

to reach the priority requirements

for funding. We are continuing

to work with the district council

to monitor this highway and

Weedons Ross Rd intersection

and collect further evidence. In

the meantime, decreasing speed

is one way we could improve

safety in West Melton.

He said while the safety

upgrade project is not currently

indicated for funding, if funding

becomes available in the future

or its relative priority increases, it

could be reconsidered.

• By Devon Bolger

WHO IS taking the fairy doors

at McHughs Forest?

The doors were made by the

Darfield Menzshed and placed

in the forest to create a fun activity

for children.

Secretary Howard Anderson

said 20 fairy doors have been

placed since September.

He said they have had several

reports from people who have

counted just 17 recently and

therefore suspect three have

been removed.

Each of the doors is burnstamped

with ‘DarfieldMenzShed’

on the rear.

“The menzshed elves had a

lot of enjoyment in creating

these homes for the district

council, who clearly did a good

job of providing affordable

accommodation for this group

MISSING:

Three of the

fairy doors

that were

placed in

McHughs

Forest to

spread joy

to children

appear to

have been

taken. ​

Forest loses fairy doors

of residents.

The forest has never been so

busy and interest in visiting has

been high not only from children

but many other interested

groups who can use the facilities

the council has provided,” Mr

Anderson said.

The project was meant to end

on October 20 but the menzshed

offered to look after it for the

district council past that date to

keep it up and running.

“Any loss of the housing stock

is serious so the menzshed

will replace these to ensure the

displaced fairy families can have

their own houses again. It could

be the gnomes who removed

them as they have caused trouble

before but if people have taken

any that would just be plain

annoying,” he said.

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Council committees axed

• By Devon Bolger

A NUMBER of committees

have been axed from the district

council’s new meeting schedule.

The property, district road

safety, water race, and district

plan committees will no longer

exist past December.

The only one

that has been

spared is the

audit and risk subcommittee.

The new meeting

schedule for

Jesse

Burgess

next year was

adopted at the latest

district council

meeting.

It will see full district council

meetings held twice a month

instead of one.

It was decided they would be

held on the second and fourth

Wednesday of each month.

The first meeting will be to discuss

things to do with the mayoral

office; community services

and facilities; environmental and

regulatory services; and the five

waters.

The second will be for things

such as finance; transportation;

solid waste; property; major projects;

commercial transactions;

and the chief executive’s office.

Chief executive David Ward

CHANGE: The new meeting schedule will see the majority of

the committees removed and district council meetings held

twice a month.

said the removal of the committees

is due to the changes to

district council meetings.

“The new schedule splits

the workload between the two

meetings and they will include

the matters covered previously

by committees. This allows all

councillors the opportunity to be

a part of the discussion of issues

on these topics,” he said.

The first Wednesday of each

month will also be used as a

briefing day for technical matters

that will be discussed at the

meetings.

The new schedule also includes

a series of dates for meetings on

the district council’s District

Plan Review.

The review was agreed upon at

a meeting in 2015 and will lead

to the development of a new

District Plan which could be different

from the current format.

Environmental services planning

manager Jesse Burgess said

there are four meetings scheduled

to prepare the proposed plan for

public notification in April.

“The proposed plan would

need to go to the full council for

adoption. Depending on how the

meetings go this could change,

but that is what is we are currently

working towards,” he said.

The meeting schedule also

incorporates a number of dates

for discussions and submission

hearings associated with the

district council’s 2020/21 Draft

Annual Plan.

Building team success

THE DISTRICT council has been

praised for having possibly the

best process for complaints about

builders in the country.

THe comments come from an

accreditation assessment of its

building team to allow them to

continue issuing consents.

The accreditation assessment

is conducted by International

Accreditation New Zealand on

behalf of the Ministry of Business,

Innovation and Employment.

A district council spokesman

said: “The assessors praised

the council for having the best

complaints process for building

practitioners it had seen in the

country. It also commended the

team for its excellent training

programme and its ‘continuous

PRAISED:

A recent

accreditation

assessment

of the district

council’s

building team

shows they

are handling

demand well. ​

improvement’ system, which

regularly audits the team’s work

to make sure it is up to standard

and suggest improvements which

could be made,” he said.

Building manager Vanessa

Mitchell said the assessment was a

huge positive for the team managing

an extremely high workload.

“It takes all of the staff doing

their work to the highest standards

to achieve that compliance

level. It shows that we can have

confidence in the team and

that the procedures in place are

ensuring we run like a well-oiled

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a month and we are working in

one of the fastest growing districts

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Dispelling misinformation and welcoming

Returning mayor Sam Broughton talks

about the recent election and the

district council’s future plans

I HAVE been

delighted to

welcome our new councillors,

Jenny Gallagher, Shane

Epiha and Sophie

McInnes, to the team.

From chatting with

them over the past

couple of weeks, I’m

encouraged by the fresh

ideas and energy that

they will bring to their

roles – residents can be

confident they are well

represented by our new

members.

It was also rewarding

to see all the existing

councillors who were

standing for re-election,

returned in their own

wards. This suggests

that on the whole, the

current direction of the

council is the right one.

But there are challenges

ahead, and areas in

which we can continue

to raise our game.

We have a significant

programme of capital works in

the short term, the challenges of

managing our water resources,

Jenny

Gallagher

Shane Epiha

Sophie McInnes

pressure on our road network

and many other issues to tackle

to ensure Selwyn continues to

support families, communities

and economic

activity.

For the most part the

elections in Selwyn were

conducted in a good

spirit. However, it was

disappointing to see

some blatant misinformation

surfacing during

the campaign. I accept

that robust debate is part

of the process, but it’s

now important to set the

record straight on some

of these issues.

It was suggested that

the council has not dealt

correctly with the sale

of houses in Ritso St,

Darfield. The houses

were originally purchased

by the Malvern

County Council from its

general funds for staff

accommodation. They

were part of the assets

that were transferred to Selwyn

District Council under the local

Government Amalgamation

REVAMP: The former Sicon site in Darfield is being developed into an NPD petrol station which

Mayor Sam Broughton says will provide more revenue for the community.

Order in 1989.

In 2018, the council sold five

houses, now surplus to requirements,

and one block of land

in Ritso St. The total proceeds

from these sales was $1,655,000.

An agreement was made with

the community that $347,600

from those sales proceeds would

be put towards the purchase

of McHughs Forest Park. The

remainder of the money is held

in the council general funds

and offsets the general rate. Its

potential use will be considered

in the future.

The redevelopment of the

former Sicon site in Darfield has

also come in for comment. The

council continues to own this

site, which is now being leased

by NPD and developed into a

service station to serve the local

community. NPD paid for the

demolition and clearance of the

site, and will pay all maintenance

on the site.

Our community has asked us

to maximise the return on our

land and leases so that rates are

not used as subsidies. Residents

should know that the income

under the new lease arrangement

is more than we previously

received from Sicon and the

Ritso St houses – although for

commercial sensitivity reasons,

we cannot disclose the amount

of lease publicly.

There was also comment

about the mayor getting paid

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completely misleading. Liz and

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new councillors

The mayor is excluded under the current

child care policy, which was put in place to

encourage a more diverse range of people

from our community to stand for election

as councillors, a commitment that is often

close to full time, on a part time wage.

Lastly, it was said that the council was

abolishing community committees. What

we are doing is reviewing our structure to

ensure that residents have the best connection

they can with the council and their

local councillors. Volunteer community,

hall, reserve, and pool committees have

served our district very well.

Like all volunteer organisations it is

becoming more difficult to find new

members and many towns have multiple

committees. We want to ensure that our

structure is fit for 2020 and the future. I’m

sure there will continue to be community

committees, local volunteers with high

ownership of their town and facilities helps

give Selwyn the strength we enjoy.

Once again thank you for your support

through the election and I look forward to

serving you through the next three years.

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Selwyn Motor Fest

on this Sunday

On Sunday, Rolleston will be hosting a

massive motoring show and family fun day

out.

This is the third time the Selwyn Motor Fest

and Family Fun Day has been held, thanks

to well-known local firm McLenaghan

Contracting as main sponsors, and

supporting sponsors Stadium Finance and

Repco.

“I’d like to thank McLenaghan for coming

on board as main sponsors this year. I’d

also like to congratulate them on celebrating

thirty years in business and service to

the Selwyn district,” says organiser John

Winchester.

Considerable hours have been put in by

many people to ensure this year’s event

will be a great day for everyone. All money

raised will be donated to a selection of

deserving community projects including

Canbreathe, an educational arm of the

Asthma Society.

Over the 12.5 hectares of event site, there

will be displays with 500-1,000 vehicles

expected on the day, along with over 30

diverse market and food stalls, live music,

children’s entertainment, prizes, raffles and

auctions.

Vehicles will include vintage and classic

through to muscle cars, trucks, tractors and

motorbikes, as well as stationary motors.

In the children’s zone there will be bouncy

castles, mini jeep rides, clowns, face

painting and more. The Selwyn School of

Dance will also be running activities, bound

to keep the youngsters occupied giving the

adults space to browse the many vehicles

on display or relax while listening to the

band.

The New Zealand Defence Force, St John

and the New Zealand Fire Service will also

have displays with the latter operating a

children’s maze.

For those displaying their vehicles, there will

be a chance to win a prize as well as meet

other car enthusiasts.

Entry tickets and those for display vehicles

can be purchased through the Internet at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/selwynmotor-fest-2019-tickets-72497890141.

On the day gate sales will be: $20 per car

including its occupants; $5 per adult; $2 per

child; $10 per family.

It is not too late to assist this community

fundraiser as a sponsor, by donating money

or a prize, by booking a stall, or as a day

helper. Go to the McLenaghan Contracting

Selwyn Motor Fest Facebook page, for

more information or to message the

organisers.

Remember to head down to the

McLenaghan Contracting Selwyn Motor

Fest and Family Fun Day this Sunday,

24th November between 10am and

3pm. It will be on wet or fine, at Helpet

Park, 630 Springston Rolleston Road,

Rolleston.

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2.00pm

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A band will be playing all day.

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News

BIODIVERSITY: Boffa Miskell employees catching eel in Ahuriri Lagoon as part

of the Mātauranga Māori monitoring programme. ​

Monitoring programme to

help boost biodiversity

A MIX of modern science and indigenous

knowledge are combining to paint a

picture of Ahuriri Lagoon’s past and

present.

The lagoon is situated between Tai Tapu

and Motukarara and drains into Lake

Ellesmere.

A Mātauranga Māori monitoring

programme is being conducted as part

of a wider project aimed at increasing its

biodiversity.

Boffa Miskell environmental consultants

are conducting surveys of fish and creating

an index of cultural health with the

help from local Papatipu Rūnanga and the

Ahuriri Lagoon Steering Group.

The programme is funded by Environment

Canterbury, the government’s Freshwater

Improvement fund, and NIWA.

The surveys include observing or catching

and counting fish as well as noting

numbers of plants and invertebrates.

The aim is to demonstrate how to measure

the cultural outcomes of the project

and whether the changes over time to the

lagoon will improve outcomes for Ngāi

Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga.

Consultant Craig Pauling said the

A PROJECT to revitalise the historic Boat

Creek and the old camping ground at

Rakaia Huts is making progress.

About 20 residents from the area came

together to plant the first 420 native seedlings.

Ten thousand will eventually be required

to cover the two-hectare area of

public land managed by the Department

of Conservation.

Project co-ordinator Hamish Jones said

members of the community have been

working for the last twelve months with

local contractor Stephen Brailsford to

prepare for the multi-year project.

“This milestone has been achieved at

no cost to the community due to approximately

250 hours of voluntary labour from

local residents, and the substantial donation

of equipment, materials and seedlings

from Stephen Brailsford Ltd,” he said.

One of the main goals of the project

is to improve the ecosystem of the creek

to encourage the spawning of native and

introduced fish species.

programme is designed to give them

a good idea of the waterway’s ecology

now, in the past and what it will be in the

future.

“If we go back to not too long ago, we

know that this area would have been completely

covered in native species – there

would have been no introduced species at

all. That’s a good indicator, knowing from

there what we should be aiming for,” he

said.

The programme is part of the wider

Whakaora Te Ahuriri project.

The plan is to reconstruct a wetland

which aims to improve biodiversity values,

water quality and the future of mahinga

kai in the lagoon, downstream Halswell

River and Lake Ellesmere.

The project started in July last year and

is expected to cost $3.5million.

The plan included the construction of a

wetland, plantings and the implementation

of a Mātauranga Māori monitoring

programme to gauge the changing value of

the site for iwi.

More than 100,000 plants have begun

to be planted at the site and the project is

expected to be completed by 2022.

Rakaia Huts revamp going well

RESTORE: Twenty-one local

volunteers helped to plant more than

400 native seedlings at Rakaia Huts last

week. ​

Walking tracks have been incorporated

into the planting plan to enable access to

the lagoon, Rakaia River, and along the

edge of Boat Creek.

Mr Jones said the entire project is budgeted

to cost $80,000 over a 3 year period.

*To get involved or to donate, contact

Hamish Jones at hamishcjones@gmail.com

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MARKHAM JUNCTION

The Official opening of stage 1 of Rolleston’s newest retail centre -

Markham Junction took place on Friday 8th November.

Invited guests, dignitaries, new retailers, contractors and

suppliers attended an official opening ceremony which was

followed by an unveiling of Markham Junction Plaque by the hon -

Amy Adams MP for Selwyn, and Mayor Sam Broughton.

Guests were able to meet the developers and view the new retail

and hospitality precinct which include

• Black & White Coffee

• Phoenix Chinese Restaurant (Opening Soon)

• Little India (Opening Soon)

• Liquorland Rolleston

• New Order Clothing

• Holly’s Convenience Store

JP Singh and Mary Westwood

(Harcourts Four Seasons)

Amy Adams MP, and councillors

Malcolm Lyall and Murray Lemon

(L-R) Mike (McIntosh Construction) JP Singh,

John McIntosh (McIntosh Construction) Steve

Adam (ACL Ltd) and Garry Mayne (Chilton &

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(L-R), Markham

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Jamita Singh, Amy

Adams MP and Mayor

Sam Broughton

Amy Adams MP for Selwyn and

Jamita Singh

Mayor Sam Broughton and Amy Adams

MP for Selwyn – unveil the plaque

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top achievers at its senior

prizegiving.

Special guests on the evening

included board of trustees members,

establishment board chairwoman

Jackie Freeman, 24/7

youth worker Courtney Forrest

and Mayor Sam Broughton.

A number of students received

awards for their academic, sporting,

artistic and cultural achievements.

The 24/7 Youth Community

cup was jointly awarded to Alex

Prendergast and Jack Tocker.

The Rolleston Lions Kindness

Matters cup was won by Abbey

Rex.

Chloe Wright was recognised

for her hip-hop achievements

with the Excellence in the Arts

award.

Wero awards were given to students

who have challenged themselves

during the year across

many areas including sport,

culture, learning and citizenship.

They were awarded to Emily

Taylor, Hamish Heney, Brooke

Warwood-Smith and Ella Jarvis.

The contribution to the community

awards were given to

Olivia Kempton for sport, Jacey

Alex Prendergast and Jack Tocker

Millano for bicultural, Cam

Batchelor and Alyssa Parkinson

for the arts and Hamish Heney

for community.

Te Kakakura awards were

given to students who have

excelled in bicultural practices in

the school.

Nikau Rapana and Alex Scrivens

were this year’s recipients.

The AKO Learning awards

recognise the depth of learning

during AKO and the development

of the school dispositions

of develop self, build communities

and transform futures.

The recipients were:

Ella Jarvis

Phillipa Johnston

Ethan Richards-White

Alessandra Ward

Connected awards recognise

students who have applied critical

skills in a range of contexts

consistently over the year with

academic achievement.

The recipients were:

Dylan Evans

Abbey Henderson

Kaylee Hill

Lisa Musalov

Ethan Richards-White

Alessandra Ward

Brooke Warwood-Smith

Selected awards were given to

students who demonstrated the

Abbey Rex ​

Emily Taylor

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in their learning and critical skills

as well as outstanding academic

achievement.

The recipients were:

Abbey Henderson

Kaylee Hill

Ella Jarvis

Avelima Loua

Caleb Smith

Emily Taylor

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Celebrating Ellesmere’s top academics

EXCELL: Katelyn Twiss with Principal Ronan Bass as she is

named Dux of Ellesmere College for having top academic

excellence this year.

KATELYN TWISS has been

named Dux of Ellesmere College.

She is one of more than 60

students to be recognised at the

school’s senior graduation.

The award is given to the

student with the top academic

performance this year.

The proxime accessit – runner

up to the dux – was jointly

awarded to Whetu Pikari and

Harrison Keesing.

The United Building Society

Academic Cup for academic excellence

in year 12 went to Alice

Wadie.

The Helen Crowhen Academic

Cup for academic excellence in

year 11 was awarded to Angelina

Miller.

The Puawaitai for year 11 to 13

went to Shannon Bright.

Magarida Dias and Emily

Colenso were announced as the

head students for next year at the

prizesgiving as well.

Teacher Dean Mower said: “In

an effort to try and demonstrate

to the students how proud the

college was of their achievements,

we went to great lengths

to give the gym a facelift, turning

it from a simple gymnasium to

a wonderful presentation platform,”

he said.

He said the ceremony began

with a welcome from board

chairman Mark Maddren followed

by a speech from principal

Ronan Bass.

“Mr Bass delivered a stirring address

outlining both the lows and

highs of the year for the college

and a brief overview of some of the

changes that are going to be occurring

over the next two years.

“Notably is the increasing emphasis

that is going to be placed

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having more of an insight into

the child’s education pathways

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community experts into the

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Mr Mower said.

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Your Local Views

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you have a view about what is happening in the

district? Email your views to devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi

Malvern Community Board

chairman John Morten responds

to a letter by board

member Bill Woods

The Have your Say column in

the Selwyn Times on November

6 included a letter entitled

“Malvern Community Board

member Bill Woods responds to

the Selwyn Times article on the

district council spending more

than $165,000 on severance

payments last year.”

Your readers should be aware

that the letter does not represent

the view of the Malvern

Community Board, and that

the board has no involvement in

council employment matters.

Readers respond to

Selwyn Times article on

the new remuneration for

district councillors and the

deputy mayor.

Mike Green – It looks like a

tempting ‘nice little earner’ for

our councillors with a possible

base increase of 9.5 per cent and

Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall

possibly receiving an increase

of 15.1 per cent. Maybe, we as

ratepayers, could have a vote on

our possible rate increases or

decreases, based on how well

we perceive the said councillors

performances and whether

we feel they deserve these

higher than average percentage

increases?

A reduction of 15.1 per cent in

rates would be very welcome and

Sian Ellis suggests that cats be

microchipped for identification.

of course it’s all relative, is it not?

I also read about the first-class

work carried out by our volunteer

firemen and women who

attend to any emergencies in

the district, day or night. Surely,

they deserve these increases?

But as the name suggests they

do it voluntarily year in, year

out, without question.

(Abridged)

Margaret Cole – Do tell me

that I am not the only resident in

Selwyn to question the obnoxious

proposed increase in pay to

councillors and deputy mayor.

Wouldn’t the ordinary

resident like to receive such an

increase in pay or pension, to be

able to afford what seems to be

the ever-increasing council rates

and cost of living.

Disgusted.

Sian Ellis responds to the

Selwyn Times article on

the district council’s plans

for an animal control bylaw.

I did enjoy the article.

However, the photo of the cute

kittens does not clearly represent

the animals the council is

concerned about.

Who doesn’t love kittens?

How about a picture of the cats

the council wants to control,

starving at the side of the road or

killing birds or someone feeding

20 cats on waste land.

Over the past few years I

have travelled around Selwyn

district putting the cat lovers

and haters in the same room

and getting them to talk to each

other about what to do with

our exploding cat population in

Selwyn.

Where do I fit in? Well, I was

asked to set up a predator-free

township. Although I could trap

all the other pests in an area, I

couldn’t trap cats.

Well, I could, but what would

I do if I caught a cat. Is it a

feral or domestic cat? If it is a

domestic cat and not local what

do I do?

There is nowhere to take it. A

simple microchip would stop the

wrong cat being targeted and

reunited with its owner.

Everyone involved wants to

protect the cats we love and see

a by law change as a big step

towards that.

(Abridged)

• By Devon Bolger

A SIGN dedicated to improving

Kea survival rates in Arthur’s

Pass has disappeared.

Arthur’s Pass Wildlife Trust

chairman Pete Neale said they

installed the donated sign at the

viaduct lookout in the national

park around a year ago,

“The sign was to help kea

survival rates by getting a simple

message across to tourists not to

feed the kea.

“In the last week or so the sign

has disappeared. It was bolted

and glued fairly securely, or so

we thought, to the concrete pylon

base,” he said.

Mr Neale said he is quite frustrated

that the sign is now gone.

“We are a small group of volunteers

trying to do our bit to enhance

the area in and around the

VANISHED:

This sign,

which was

designed to

improve kea

numbers

in Arthur’s

Pass, is now

missing. ​

Search for stolen signs

Arthur’s Pass National Park. We

would much rather be spending

our time on predator and weed

control, rather than searching for

stolen signs.”

The sign is approximately 1200

x 1200cm and wouldn’t fit in a

normal vehicle, he said.

Mr Neale said stolen signs

seem to be a common theme in

the area.

“There is another sign we

are often having to replace at

Greyneys bridge about 5km

east of Arthur’s Pass Village.

One which alerts people to the

presence of kiwi has been missing

for about four months.”

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Breaking through another

parenting barrier

I’VE BROKEN through some sort of

parenting barrier I believe.

For almost all of Vittoria’s life I

would get stressed about keeping her

as clean as possible, as dry as possible.

Last Thursday, as she ran through

water over her ankles in one of her nice

new summer dresses we got in Italy, I

just smiled and laughed at how much fun

she was having.

Now let’s rewind a little as to how I got

there. With the beautiful sunny weather

we’ve been having (off and on) lately, I’ve

taken to heading down to the Margaret

Mahey playground a lot more with Vittoria.

She’s at the age now where it’s actually

proper fun for me too – she wants me to

join her on the slides, wants me to build

sandcastles she can smash, or jump on the

trampolines with her.

At 31, there are very few times that playing

on playground equipment is socially

acceptable and having a toddler on hand

makes it totally okay.

Speaking of sand, the water pump in the

sandpit there is to kids what flame is to

moths; they can’t help but run into it and

they’ll probably change colour because of

it.

You know, from a bright-clean-clothes

tone to a stained-with-wet-sand shade?

So over a couple of visits I’ve just been

forced to accept her getting dirty and be

thankful that it’s sunny, that we live close

and that we have a functioning washing

machine.

Which brings us to last Thursday, when

we headed there to meet up with some

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Mike Bowie is an ecologist

who specialises in

entomology (insects and

other invertebrates). Each

week he introduces a

new species found in his

backyard at Lincoln. His

column aims to raise public awareness

of biodiversity, the variety of living things

around us. Check out the full list of

invertebrates found at www.inaturalist.

org/projects/backyard-biodiversitybugs-in-my-lincoln-section

LOTS OF MOTHS come to lights at night

and if you look closely at them there are

many shapes, sizes, patterns and colours.

My records on iNaturalistNZ told me

that I have recorded 37 species of moths

VITTORIA

& Matt

friends. Not only did they introduce us to

the flying fox – the most entertaining way

to test how good you really are at holding

your toddler – they also opened our eyes to

the water play area.

As soon as the first droplets hit Vittoria

(as the fountain area got turned on in a surprise

move while I was obliviously walking

around it) she was hooked.

From there she happily ran from one play

area to the next, turning wheels, opening

dams or giving me heart attacks by standing

on wet ledges.

On a side note, why is there so much

smooth concrete in that area? I mean what?

They want parents like me to wince and

stress every time some sodden kid runs

over it?

Watching Vittoria run up and down with

other kids, grinning and laughing like a

loon while soaking wet from head to toe

really made my day. It made me feel silly

for worrying about wet and dirty clothes so

much before.

Especially since I always carry spare

clothes.

•Former Star Media journalist Matt

Salmons has become a stay-at-home

dad. We follow his journey weekly.

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Growing numbers say Selwyn

is a great place to live

69%

Overall Council

performance

93%

Selwyn is a great

place to live

76%

Water supply

55%

Cycleways and

footpaths

Proportion of residents rating service good or very good

More people than ever are enjoying being part of the district’s community.

That’s one of the findings from the Council’s annual survey of residents this year, which shows

that 93% of people surveyed thought Selwyn was ‘a great place to live’, 2% more than in 2018.

Reasons people gave included the range of facilities and services, the relaxed country feel, the

safe, clean environment, fun events, and being a good place to bring up families.

Residents also gave a positive rating to the services and facilities the Council provides, with 69%

of residents rating the Council’s overall performance as good or very good, the same as last year.

This overall performance rating has increased steadily from 58% in 2013.

Among the services that respondents rated highly were rubbish collection (97% rated good or

very good), recycling (92%), playgrounds (84%), libraries (83%), parks and reserves (81%) and

wastewater services (72%).

The biggest increases in satisfaction were recorded for the Pines Resource Recovery Park (up

16% to 85%), cemeteries (up 15% to 70%) and community swimming pools (up 13% to 67%).

Satisfaction decreased for cycleways (down 11%), water supply (down 5%), organic collection

(down 4%), land drainage (down 5%), and urban roads (down 3%).

Of the 26 services or facilities surveyed, two recorded no change from last year, 11 recorded an

increase in satisfaction and 13 recorded a decrease in satisfaction.

Mayor Sam Broughton says the survey results reflect the positive feel of the district. “There’s so

much to like about Selwyn, and more and more people are finding out first hand,” he says. “We’re

still a rural district but we’re increasingly investing in new facilities, good transport links, economic

infrastructure and services that help our people and communities to thrive.

“We also acknowledge that growth brings challenges, and we look closely at the survey results each

year, as a guide to where we need to improve our services and review our spending priorities.”

The survey was carried out in June and July by independent research company Research First,

and surveyed 401 people using telephone, cellphone and online surveys.

The full residents’ survey is available at: selwyn.govt.nz/residents-survey.

Architecture award for Lakeside Hall

97%

Rubbish collection

81%

Parks and reserves

The Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall has won a national architecture award.

The hall won the Public Architecture Award in the Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of

Architect’s New Zealand Architecture Awards.

The hall, which was officially opened on 1 February this year, replaced the original hall built in 1907. The

original hall had to be demolished after it was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

The $1.67 million new building was designed by Architecture Workshops Limited. In giving the award

the judges said the design of the building “is alive to the historical and social resonances of the

memorial hall, and to the circumstances of contemporary use”.

The building was designed to reflect the cultural

significance of the hall, as well as being made to be

flexible in its use to allow it to accommodate a variety

of events.

“The architect’s sympathetic understanding of the

cultural significance of the project has made for

an appropriate conciliation between pragmatic

requirements and poetic expression,” the judges said.

Gansu Fellowship a

fantastic opportunity

Robert Love was chosen to represent Selwyn for the 2019 Gansu

International Fellowship Programme. He reflects on his month in China:

The 2019 Gansu International Fellowship Programme will stay with

me due to the experiences and people I have met.

Selwyn shares a special relationship with Gansu province through

the work of Rewi Alley and this was formally recognised in a sister

city partnership in 2009. This partnership has extended to an annual

invitation to a candidate from Selwyn to attend a fellowship based

in the provincial capital Lanzhou, together with representatives from

countries around the world with Sister Cities in Gansu.

Over 30 days the fellowship covered lectures in language, history

and culture, accompanied by many visits within the Lanzhou area

and surrounds, including an excursion to one of my highlights, the

Tibetan Plateau.

Historically Gansu, in north-west China, was the entry point into

China along the Silk Road. In modern times, it has been identified

as a vital transport corridor to western and central Asia, and Europe,

and the region is subject to massive investment.

The relationship between Rewi Alley and China was a driving factor

behind New Zealand becoming the first country in the world to sign

a free trade agreement with China, which is now our largest trading

partner, worth over $28 billion annually.

The length and richness of Chinese history is incredibly humbling,

such as on our visit to the majestic Mogao Grottoes or Caves of the

Thousand Buddhas—some dating back more than 1,500 years.

The trip provided me with a fantastic opportunity to experience

this unique part of China, develop my understanding of its society

and learn that, while we have minor cultural differences, the most

important things to us are the same, such as the place water has

in our society. If you have the opportunity to attend this fellowship I

would encourage you to apply.

Where to walk the dog – rules

clarified on Coles Fields

In Selwyn we have over 13,500 dogs!

It’s important to remember when exercising our dogs in public areas

we are keeping them and others safe.

Selwyn has some off-leash dog exercise areas including fully-fenced

dog parks in Rolleston and Leeston and authorised reserves or parks,

but unless you’re in one these areas, all dogs need to be on-leash

when out for a walk or run.

One particular area of concern is Coles Fields subdivision in

Rolleston. This is a strictly on-leash area. We have been made

aware of a number of issues with dogs being exercised off-leash

in this area, so please ensure your dog is on its leash when being

exercised here.

Benefits to dogs being on-leash include:

· it’s a good way to bond and create companionship with your dog

· it prevents your dog from wandering onto other people’s property

or the road

· you have the ability to quickly remove it from potentially

negative situations

· it prevents your dog from finding or eating potentially

hazardous things

· it protects other wildlife, such as birds.

You can find a full list of authorised off-leash reserves, parks and

domains in the current bylaw at selwyn.govt.nz/dogbylaw. It’s

important to ensure that regardless of where you are, that your dog

is under effective control at all times.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Prebbleton Trading Limited

has applied for an off licence.

Objections to this application

are open until 29 November. For

more information go to selwyn.

govt.nz/alcoholnotices.

WATER RACE CLEANING

REMINDER

If you have a privately cleaned

water race this should be

cleaned at least once a year

and frequently enough to ensure

supply is not disrupted for

downstream users. You’re also

responsible for making sure that

vegetation does not impede

water race flows. Councilcleaned

races will be cleaned

from November 2019 to March

2020. If a Council cleaned water

race crosses your land, please

provide clear access to it to

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting at

least five days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Council

Wed 20 Nov 1pm

Tai Tapu Community Centre

Malvern Community Board

Mon 25 Nov 4pm

Darfield Library

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 4 Dec 1pm

Tai Tapu Community Centre

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Arthur’s Pass Association Inc.

Tue 3 Dec 6pm, Yaldhurst Tavern

Coalgate Township Committee

– Triennial meeting with ordinary

meeting to follow

Tue 26 Nov 7.30pm

Coalgate Bowling Club

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee –

Triennial meeting with ordinary

meeting to follow

Tue 10 Dec 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Recreation & Community

Centre Management Committee

Mon 2 Dec 7.30pm

Darfield Recreation Centre

ON THE

ROADS

ensure machinery can safely

operate. If you wish to receive

water race spoil please contact

the Council surface water

engineer on waterraces@selwyn.

govt.nz.

SPORT NEW ZEALAND

RURAL TRAVEL FUND

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel

Funding is available for Selwyn

sport teams who need to travel

to local competition games and

are comprised of members aged

5-19 years (school competitions

in school time are not eligible).

This funding round is for

summer sports only. For more

information or to apply go to

selwyn.govt.nz/ruraltravel fund

or contact Stuart Westoby, 03

347 2708, stuart.westoby@

selwyn.govt.nz. Applications

close Friday 29 November.

Darfield Township Committee

Thu 21 Nov 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Doyleston Community

Committee

Wed 4 Dec 7.30pm

Doyleston Hall, Osborne Park

Glenroy Community Hall

Committee – AGM

Tue 19 Nov 7.30pm

Glenroy Community Hall

Glentunnel Township

Committee – Triennial meeting

with ordinary meeting to follow

Mon 25 Nov 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Greendale Recreation

Reserve Committee

Tue 26 Nov 7.30pm

Greendale Sports Pavilion

Hororata Citizens’ Committee

Tue 26 Nov 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Hororata Reserve

Management Committee

Wed 4 Dec 7.30pm, Hororata Hall

Killinchy Community Centre –

Triennial meeting with ordinary

meeting to follow

Wed 27 Nov 7.30pm

Killinchy Community Centre

All of Killinchy residents

welcome. Apologies to Sandra

324 3815.

Kimberley Reserve & Hall

Committee – Triennial meeting

with ordinary meeting to follow

Thu 28 Nov 7.30pm

Kimberley Hall

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Committee – AGM

Fri 22 Nov 7.45pm

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Leeston Community Committee

– Triennial meeting

Mon 2 Dec 7pm, Leeston Library

An opportunity to serve and

get involved in the Leeston

On the roads this week

SPRINGSTON PUBLIC

CEMETERY

The Council cemetery team

would like to contact the families

of the following people interred

at Springston Public cemetery.

MEEHAN, Kenneth Leslie

MEHLHOPT, Allan Reginald

ROGERS, Mark Hall

WHITTAKER, Ronald

Josephus Raynor

ROLSTON, James

ANDREW, Lawrence James

TIPLADY, Albert Charles

HALL, Alfred Donald

HEWITT, Norman Alfred

If you are a family member or

know any family members of

these people please ask them

to contact Leanne Page on 347

2821 or email Leanne.page@

selwyn.govt.nz

community. Committee member

nominations will be called for at

the meeting and votes taken as

required. Meeting chaired by Cr

Murray Lemon.

Leeston Park Committee – AGM

Mon 25 November 8pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Rolleston Community Centre

Management Committee

Thu 5 Dec 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Rolleston Residents’

Association Inc

Mon 25 Nov 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield/Waddington

Community Committee –

Triennial meeting with ordinary

meeting to follow

Thu 12 Dec 7.30pm

Sheffield Fire Station

Springfield Township Committee

Tue 3 Dec 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Springston Community

Committee & Springston

Recreation Reserve Committee

Wed 20 Nov 7.30pm, Errol Tweedy

Pavilion, Springston Reserve

Springston Hall Committee

Thu 28 Nov 7.30pm

Springston Hall

Springston Community

Committee & Springston

Recreation Reserve Committee

& Springston Hall Committee –

Triennial meeting

Wed 4 Dec 7.30pm, Errol Tweedy

Pavilion, Springston Reserve

Tai Tapu Community Association

Wed 4 Dec 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Hotel Function Room

Waihora Park Reserve

Committee

Tue 3 Dec 7.30pm

Waihora Bowling Club,

Motukarara

Footpath construction will be taking place in Prebbleton on Aberdeen Road, in Rolleston

on Masefield Drive, in Sheffield on Wrights Road and in Waddington on Waddington

Road. These footpaths will be closed during construction. Footpath and drainage work

is taking place on Leeston Road, Doyleston. Traffic management will be in place.

Apply now! Applications close 2 dec 2019

selwyn.govt.nz/youthcouncil

Selwyn Events

SATURDAY

23

NOVEMBER

SATURDAY

23

NOVEMBER

SATURDAY

23 & 30

NOVEMBER

UNTIL

24

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY

28

NOVEMBER

SUNDAY

1

DECEMBER

Malvern Community

Recycling Day

Hawkins Pit Darfield, 10am–4pm

In time for a spring clean—drop off

garden waste, scrap metal, tyres,

child car seats, e-waste and recycling.

Some charges may apply. General

rubbish, gas bottles, items containing

oil or fuel, polystyrene or soft plastic

can’t be accepted. Go to selwyn.govt.

nz/recyclingday for more information.

Using Chalk Paint

for Beginners

Leeston Library, 1–3pm

Part of the Selwyn Libraries Furniture

Refurb Series offering tips for people

looking to update old furniture or

give it a new life. Learn the basics

of chalk paint. Suitable for ages 15

and over. $15 per person, bookings

essential at selwynlibraries.co.nz

Dads and Kids Time

23 November Leeston Library

30 November Rolleston Library

1–2pm

A special time for kids to spend time

with dads or grandads. Come along

for a fun workshop and bring your

imaginations. $10 per family, bookings

essential at Eventbrite.co.nz.

‘It’s In Our Nature’

Art exhibition

Down by the Liffey Gallery, Lincoln,

selected opening hours

An exhibition featuring Ann Wilson,

Dot Moulton and Mike Glover.

Drawing on years of art making, Ann

and Mike present their different styles

of distinctive pastel work while Dot

gets funky with colour and clay.

White Washing

for Beginners

Lincoln Library, 6–8pm

Part of the Selwyn Libraries Furniture

Refurb Series offering tips for people

looking to update old furniture. Learn

about how white washing can give that

furniture a new life. Suitable for ages

15 and over. $15 per person, bookings

essential at selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Selwyn Garden Expo

West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre, 12.30–5pm

The best of what Selwyn has to

offer in gardening and speciality

food. Headline guest speaker

Lynda Hallinan, former editor of NZ

Gardener, author and broadcaster,

along with presentations on

bonsai, tool care, floral demos and

magic moss. Tickets $15 email

selwyngardenexpo@gmail.com or ring

Brenda 027 347 6460.

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

www.selwyn.govt.nz

SelwynDistrictCouncil


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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES

Rising up the basketball ranks

Greendale-raised Burton

Shipley has been elected to

one of the most powerful

positions in world basketball.

Gordon Findlater reports

FROM GROWING up on

a family farm in Greendale,

Burton Shipley has gone onto

win a national basketball title

with Canterbury, been the

husband to a prime minister,

chaired the co-ordination of

one of the world’s biggest sports

tournaments and is now on a

first name basis with one of the

sport’s highest profile figures –

Yao Ming.

Shipley’s rapid rise as a decision

maker in basketball reached

a new high recently. After

finishing a successful stint as

chairman of the local organising

committee for the recent International

Basketball Federation

World Cup in China, Shipley

was promoted to the role of vicepresident

of FIBA.

“It’s not something that I

expected, but it’s a huge honour,”

said Shipley.

Growing up in Greendale,

Shipley played rugby, golf and

cricket and didn’t discover basketball

until being sent to board

at St Andrew’s College in the

1960s.

“At boarding school it’s pretty

hard to have time on your own,

but we could always get into the

gym and find a ball to shoot

some hoops,” said Shipley.

PLAYING DAYS: Shipley (No 5) was part of the Canterbury

team which won the 1972 national provincial tournament.

He excelled at the sport, pushing

up through the grades and

went on to represent Canterbury

as an age-group player. Following

school he won multiple

Canterbury club titles with his

YMCA club side and in 1973

they won the Old Crow Trophy –

the national club title.

“We had strong clubs. In the

top division there was High

School Old Boys, YMCA, University,

Checkers, I think the

army had a team in the top division

for a while,” said Shipley.

“The winner of that went to a

national tournament in Wellington.

Coca Cola from Auckland

were the gun team at the time

they had Steve McKean . . . he

was an American import and

went on to coach New Zealand.”

A year earlier the 193cm

forward – who admits he often

played anywhere on the court

and described himself a tough

player – was part of the Canterbury

team which won the

national provincial title. He trialled

for New Zealand, but didn’t

make the squad.

Shipley, now based in Auckland,

stopped playing the game

competitively at a young age and

by the mid-1970s had returned to

farming in Greendale.

“My parents marriage broke

up and I had an opportunity to

take over a large farming property

and had debt up to my

ears. It was time to do work

. . . I certainly was never going to

make any money out of playing

basketball,” he said.

For the next decade Shipley’s

only involvement in basketball

RUBBING

SHOULDERS:

Yao Ming

joined Shipley

courtside to

watch the

Tall Blacks

play China in

Auckland last

year. ​

SPORT

was organising a basketball competition

for locals in the gym at

Darfield High School.

It wasn’t until the late 1980s

that Shipley retired from farming,

when wife Jenny became

a Minister of Parliament and

later the prime minister. They

moved to Wellington, where he

found work for an investments

company.

He was approached to chair

the New Zealand National Basketball

League in 1999. Shipley

held the position until 2003

when he accepted a position on

the Basketball New Zealand

board. In 2005 he was recruited

to chair the New Zealand Breakers

board. It was FIBA’s turn next

when Basketball New Zealand

nominated him for a governing

role for FIBA Oceania. He was

first enlisted to help drive basketball

in lesser developed nations

throughout the region and went

onto hold the president of FIBA

Oceania role.

With his role organising the

this year’s World Cup in China

Shipley flew out of New Zealand

17 times in 2017 and about that

same about in 2018.

“We overcame many challenges

and I think the key was to

realise the cultural differences

that we needed to manage. China

is a big country and I think people

forget that China has been a

very successful nation for a very

long time. They do business their

way and they do it totally differently

from the western way of

doing business. I always tried to

get the team to think about that,”

said Shipley.

Part of his dealing in China

has led to Shipley developing a

close relationship with former

NBA superstar Yao Ming who is

now the president of the China

Basketball Association and is

also chairman of FIBA Asia.

“He’s a stunning man he really

is,” said Shipley.

“I was in a conference once

that he spoke at and it would

have about 4000 people standing

in a big foyer and you can

imagine the noise. Yao walked

on with a couple of his mates

ready to go on a panel and all of

a sudden there was just absolute

dead silence.

“More importantly I’m interested

in what he’s trying to do for

China basketball and I try and

aid where I can because he’s got

a huge opportunity, but a huge

challenge.”

While Shipley’s attention

will now be turned to his new

role as vice president of FIBA

he says the development of

basketball in New Zealand is still

something he pays attention to

and hopes to see growth in the

sport particularly in the national

league.

“It’s still reasonably strong,

but it need to be more marketed.

It’s one of the hard things in

a country like New Zealand –

where rugby is so dominant – for

other sports. I find it fascinating

where you look now and see

how popular basketball is as

a participation sport at high

schools . . . and yet if I read the

paper in the morning I’d be very

surprised if I see anything on

basketball at all, which is a great

pity really,” said Shipley.


SELWYN TIMES Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Wednesday November 20 2019 27

AdVeRTORIAL

A busy successful first year

Nigel and Lisa Fleck, owner/operators of Jones

Road Auto, are still in their first year in their own

premises which was purpose-built and large

enough to accommodate the growing demand

in the emergent Selwyn area. “It has been a busy

successful first year in our new building, thanks

to our wonderful customers,” said Lisa.

The couple love living in Selwyn and being part

of the vibrant growing community. Living in a

town the size of Rolleston means that a lot of

their customers feel like friends. Nigel and Lisa’s

passion for their business is really about the

people, their incredible staff and loyal customers.

Jones Road Auto is offering customers a new

service of an additional WOF by booking option.

The business is committed to making your life

easier and know you don’t always have the

time to wait for a warrant so will be introducing

warrant bookings from the 20 November,

accepting bookings for WOFs on Wednesdays,

Thursdays and Fridays, as well as the usual

‘while you wait’ service.

Jones Road Auto is proud to employ a

great team of experienced, high performing

mechanics, and has upgraded their equipment

in their spacious new premises so they can offer

the latest technology. “We have added even

more staff and equipment to keep up with the

demand and are keeping up-to-date with the

latest technologies.”

A service advisor/dedicated mechanic is

positioned in the front office, to be on hand to

answer queries, quote jobs and generally assist

customers on the spot. The new waiting room

is a comfortable, relaxed space, with TV, free

guest Wi-Fi, complimentary tea and coffee, and

charging points for devices, if required.

Nigel and Lisa wish to extend a huge thank

you to their amazing customers. They would

love to see existing and new customers for

any automotive needs leading to the festive

Christmas period and in the New Year. The

couple value the local community enormously,

whose support has been incredible from the first

day they opened their doors.

Jones Road auto is located at 131 Iport drive, on the corner

of Hoskyns Road and Iport drive. Give the friendly team

at Jones Road auto a call on 03 347 4020 or send them an

email at office@jonesroadauto.co.nz

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first year in our new

building, thanks

to our wonderful

customers.”

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28 Wednesday November 20 2019

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES

Amoafo earns first

football scholarship

• By Jacob Page

KWADWO AMOAFO has been

named the first recipient of a

high performance scholarship at

Selwyn United.

The current 13th grade colts

player has been selected for

Mainland Dragons camps

throughout the year.

Kwadwo also volunteered to

referee at the 10th grade festival

last month where he showed

great leadership qualities and a

willingness to give back to the

club.

To be eligible for this scholarship,

a player must be a part of

and show commitment to the

Selwyn Talent Centre (STC), and

the club in general through volunteering

opportunities on and

off the pitch.

They must also excel in their

footballing ability while expressing

key leadership qualities.

Selwyn United director of

football, Chris Brown said the

scholarship would become an annual

award for a youth player and

paid for one year of training with

the Selwyn Talent Centre which

costs $1015 a season.

He said 13-year-old Kwadwo

was a worthy first recipient.

“Kwadwo is a very talented

mid-fielder and centre back, who

has good level of game understanding

for someone of his age

and can play across two feet,”

Brown said.

“But it’s not just what he does

during games, when he turns up

to train, he trains hard and he’s

always taking time to help the

players around him.

“He is someone with leadership

abilities and someone that the

others players look up to.

SPORT

BIG OPPORTUNITY:

Selwyn United

high performance

scholarship winner

Kwadwo Amoafo with

the club’s director of

football, Chris Brown. ​

“His desire to go above-andbeyond

for this club is something

that has impressed us for a long

time.”

Brown said he hope the scholarship

would become something

players wanted on their CV.

“The hope is that we inspire the

next generation of Canterbury

Dragons and we have a group of

players who have taken the next

step thanks to this that young

players are inspired by.”

CHANCE: The Lincoln year 9 cricket team will play either

Timaru Boys’ or Ashburton College later this month in round

three of their national knockout competition. ​

Lincoln year 9 cricket

progress with win

• Jacob Page

THE LINCOLN High School

year 9 cricket team have moved

on to round three of the national

knockout competition after an

11-run win over Buller High

School at Westport last week.

Coach Ben Cuff said the team

would now play either Timaru

Boys’ High School or Ashburton

College at Lincoln at some point

before November 27.

The match against Buller was

played on a damp artificial wicket.

Lincoln won the toss and

elected to bat and posted 167,

with George Gualter making 27

and Louis Honey 20.

The bowlers then held their

nerve in defending the modest

total.

Buller needed 20 runs with three

wickets in hand but a late collapse

saw the visitors get the win.

Sam Crossland and Ben Cranfield

each took two wickets each

and there were two run outs.

Cuff said he was pleased to see

his team get put under pressure

for the first time during the

campaign.

“I think Buller had a great

chance to win it late in the piece

but our bowlers stepped-up when

we needed it,” he said.

He admitted they would likely

need more runs against their

next opponent but he felt the

score they managed was decent

given the conditions.

“The next game will be a big

step up,” he said.

SH1 SELWYN – DELAYS AND

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

Saturday 23 November - Monday 25 November

We’ll be working to improve the level crossing over this weekend and

there will be delays. For some of this time, we will need to close this road

altogether so a detour will be in place.

These delays are needed so we can

make the crossing surface smoother

and safer to drive across. We’ll also

improve the signs and markings

around this crossing early next year.

These improvements are part of the

Safe Network Programme, delivering

safety improvements on high-risk

routes across New Zealand to make

roads more forgiving of people’s

mistakes.

Selwyn Lake Rd

Boundary Creek Rd

SELWYN

The Selwyn (SH1) rail crossing

will be closed to all vehicles for a

period of time between 2am and

8am on Sunday 24 November

and a clearly marked detour will

be in place.

At other times over this weekend

(midday Saturday 23 November

to 6am Monday 25 November)

a temporary crossing will be

in place so there will be slight

delays.

Selwyn Lake Rd

DETOUR ROUTE

Selwyn River-Waikirikiri

DETOUR ROUTE

Rakaia Selwyn Rd

SENIOR RUGBY COACHING STAFF

SENIOR RUGBY COACHING STAFF

The Southern Rugby Club of Mid Canterbury is seeking

The expressions Southern Rugby of interest Club to fill of their Mid senior Canterbury team coaching is seeking

expressions of interest positions to for fill the their 2020 season senior team coaching

This season the

positions

Southern Stags

for

were

the

joint

2020

winners

season.

of the Luisetti Seeds

Combined Competition however due to new business commitments the

This season, the Southern Stags were joint winners of the

current coaching staff have sadly decided to stand down.

Luisetti Seeds Combined Competition, however due to new

business

Southern

commitments

is a great country

the

run

current

club with huge

coaching

support

staff

from

have

our loyal

sadly

community. This year we celebrated 25 years of the successful merger

decided to stand down.

of Hinds and Mayfield rugby clubs.

Southern Expressions is a great of country interest to run Club club President with Phil huge Cushnie support at from

our loyal community. southernrfc@gmail.com This year or we phone celebrated 0274 399 25 555years of the

successful merger of Hinds and Mayfield rugby clubs.

Expressions of interest to Club President, Phil Cushnie at

southernrfc@gmail.com or

phone 0274 399 555.


SELWYN TIMES Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Wednesday November 20 2019 29

Discovery Time

Lincoln on Sunday, 1.30-3pm

and Darfield on Wednesday,

3.30-5pm

Head along to discover a new,

fun and creative activity each

week at the library. Drop in, no

bookings necessary.

Lincoln and Darfield Libraries

Email devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Stories, songs, rhymes and

bubbles make up this session,

which is designed to assist with

early language development.

Aimed at children aged one to

three. Free, weekly sessions,

term-time only.

Rolleston, Lincoln, Leeston and

Darfield libraries

Ever wanted to

update some old

furniture? Head

along to the Lincoln

and Leeston

Libraries to learn

the basics of chalk

paint, with tips and

tricks. Suitable for

ages 15 and over, $15

per person, bookings

essential. Lincoln on

Thursday, 6-8pm and

Leeston on Saturday,

1-3pm. ​

White Washing for Beginners

Leeston on Saturday, 1-3pm

Head along and give that old

piece of furniture a new life with

a white washing class. Suitable

for ages 15 and over. $15 per

person, bookings essential.

Leeston Library

Babytimes

Lincoln on Thursday, 9.30-

10am, and Rolleston on Friday,

9.30-10am

Share rhymes, stories and

songs to support your baby’s

early language development,

communication and social skills.

Take a blanket. Aimed at those

aged up to one, but older siblings

welcome. Free, weekly sessions,

term-time only.

Lincoln and Rolleston libraries

Rhymetimes

Rolleston on Wednesday,

9.30-10am, Lincoln on

Tuesday and Friday, 9.30-10am,

Leeston on Tuesday, 10-10.30am,

Darfield on Tuesday, 10.30-11am

SeniorNet

Lincoln on Wednesday, 10amnoon,

Leeston on Thursday,

10am-noon, and Rolleston on

Friday, 10am-noon

SeniorNet brings older people

and technology together in a

friendly, fun and stress-free

way. It aims to help over 50s

who want learn more about

technology and what it can do

for them. To join in Rolleston or

Lincoln phone Tui Heighway on

027 765 5194, and for Leeston

phone Terry Pierson on 324

2300.

Lincoln Event Centre, Leeston

Library and Rolleston Men’s Shed

JP Clinics

Rolleston on Monday, noon-

1pm, Lincoln on Tuesday, 10am-

1pm, Darfield on Wednesday,

11.30am-12.30pm

A justice of the peace will be

available to members of the community

to witness signatures and

documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations, as well

as sign citizenship, sponsorship

or rates rebates applications.

Darfield, Lincoln and Rolleston

libraries

Device Drop In

Lincoln on Friday, 10am-noon,

Darfield on Friday, 1.30-3.30pm,

Leeston on Friday, 2-4pm and

Rolleston on Tuesday, noon-1pm.

Head along to the informal

support groups to help familiarise

yourself with your digital

device. Whether it’s a tablet or

mobile phone, someone will be

able to help you with the basics.

Lincoln, Darfield, Leeston and

Rolleston Libraries

‘It’s In Our Nature’

Lincoln on Wednesday-

Thursday, 11.30am-2.30pm

and Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

An exhibition featuring Ann

Wilson, Dot Moulton and Mike

Glover. Drawing on years of

art making, Ann and Mike

present their different styles of

distinctive pastel work while Dot

gets funky with colour and

clay. Exhibition open until

Sunday.

Down by the Liffey Gallery

Storytimes with a police officer

Darfield on Thursday,10am

and Rolleston on Friday, 10.30am

Head along for a fun and

interactive reading session with

a local police officer. Aimed at

three to 10 years. Free to attend.

Darfield and Rolleston Libraries

Markets

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-noon, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Market@254: Saturday,

9.30am-1pm, rain or shine,

254 Lawford Rd, West Melton.

Lincoln Farmers and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm,

Gerald St.

Rolleston Toy Library Community

Market: Sunday, 10am-

1pm, Rolleston College.

Running groups

Rolleston Road Runners:

Thursday registration from

6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

3km, 6km and 9km options in

Foster Park, next to the gravel

car park.

Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.40pm

for a 6pm start. 3km or 6km

options. Starts outside Coffee

Culture on Gerald St.

Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.45pm

for a 6pm start. 1.8km, 3km and

6km options. Meet at McHughs

Plantation.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

Foster Park Run: Saturday

from 7.50am. Free weekly timed

5km run, jog or walk. Register at

www.parkrun.co.nz/foster and

don’t forget your barcode. Foster

Park, Rolleston.

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Wednesday November 20 2019

Wine

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES

New Zealand chardonnays doing splendidly

• By Mark Henderson

I’VE BEEN relishing my ongoing

voyage through New Zealand

chardonnays, yet I have a

confession to make – as much

as I enjoy chardonnay, I seem to

forget to actually buy it to drink

at home.

I will just have to give myself a

fair to good rating on this front

with the comment – “potential

here; could do better.’’

While Kiwi chardonnay is

generally firing on all cylinders

on release, a couple of years in the

bottle can be a treat.

The Nautilus is a case in point

for any who managed to keep

some.

2015 Nautilus Marlborough

Chardonnay

Price: N/A

Rating: Excellent

Lanolin and sheep’s wool, toasty

oak and riper orange citrus with a

little rockmelon. Powerful entry,

this has a supple roundness suggesting

some age/development.

Excellent flavour intensity and

balance with a long and appealing

carry. A tangy sour cream like

note adds piquant zestiness.

A delight if you have some of

this.

www.nautilusestate.com

2018 Trinity Hill Hawke’s

Bay Chardonnay

Price: $22.99

Rating: Excellent

Bright and lifted nose of

nectarine, citrus, a little oak

seasoning with peach and

mandarin later. That bright

freshness continues, allied with

excellent, creamy texture as the

citrus is joined by white peach.

Mouthfilling, a little fruit pith

chewiness and warm glow, with a

delightfully juicy immediacy and

sapidity to this.

Bang on to enjoy now.

www.trinityhill.com

2015 Riverby Estate Single

Vineyard Marlborough

Chardonnay

Price: $27

Rating: Very good to excellent

Fragrant nose of stonefruit and

lemon with a caramel-like nuance.

Quite fat and rich on entry

with caramel and grilled nuts

met by hints of sour cream and

licorice.

Soft at first but as this opens

up, there’s a chewy graininess,

zesty freshness and peppery spice

flowing to an attractive nutty &

lemony close.

www.riverbyestate.com

2017 Tohu Whenua Matua

Single Vineyard Moutere

Valley Chardonnay

Price: $34.99

Rating: Excellent

Floral nose, freshly cut sawdust,

lime, banana. Sweeter notes flood

the palate, tropical fruits, gum

drops, apple skin, a lactic nuance

in the background.

This seemed an outlier,

different in expression, with its

chalky texture, sweet and sour

notes and racy acidity, yet won

me over as it came together nicely

with time.

www.tohuwines.co.nz

2018 Mills Reef Hawke’s Bay

Reserve Chardonnay

Price: $24.95

Rating: Very good to excellent

Lovely nose of peach and citrus,

backed by grilled nuts and hints

of clotted cream.

That nutty element supported

by spice, oak nuances and white

peach. Textural richness, fleshing

out nicely with aeration with

chalky grip adding to the palate

interest.

A long finish with marzipan/

bitter almond nuttiness.

www.millsreef.co.nz

2018 Sacred Hill Single

Vineyard Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay

Price: $24.99

Rating: Excellent

Creamy lactic notes, brown

butter, toast a nutty backdrop.

Fatness to this, depth of flavour

and structure, riper peach and

banana chip notes freshened by

ripe nectarine, attractive oak

spices and tangy citrus. Nice

balance and integration with

wonderful carry of flavour.

Threatens to pull into its

shell then blossoms again on the

close.

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Tasty Bites

How to make a cake taste as good as it looks

There is not much better

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2 free-range eggs and 2 freerange

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4 free range egg whites

320g flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground cloves

400g neutral-tasting oil such as

sunflower or canola

540g white sugar

100g chopped walnuts

100g desiccated coconut

270g peeled and grated carrot

(about two carrots)

For the icing

525g cream cheese

210g softened (to room

temperature) butter

105g icing sugar

75g honey

fresh thyme

Directions

Cake

Separate the eggs (six in total).

Put the whole eggs and yolks

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Add a pinch of salt to the egg

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Add the whole eggs and egg

yolks, continuing to mix until

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Use a rubber spatula to mix the

walnuts, coconut, and carrot into

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Sift the flour, baking powder

and soda, and spices into the wet

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Fold one-third of the whipped

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Divide the

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Bake in the

centre of the oven

for 40min at 160

deg C.

After baking,

let the cake cool

completely in the

moulds (at least

four hours).

If you are

leaving it

overnight before

icing – this is a

good idea – wrap

the rounds in cling

film once cooled and removed

from moulds.

Assembly and decoration

Make sure all ingredients are at

room temperature, and also clear

a shelf in your fridge that a large

chopping board will fit on.

In a large bowl, beat the

cream cheese on high for about

4min, until it takes on a silky

consistency. Beat in the butter.

Add the icing sugar and honey,

and reduce the beater to a lower

speed until they are fully mixed

through. Then your icing is

ready.

If the cake rose into a dome

shape while baking, remove the

rounded top with a bread knife

to make sure both rounds are

level.

Place one cake round on a

large chopping board, and spread

a 1cm thick layer of icing on top

of it. Stack the other round on

it, making sure the two are well

aligned. Don’t worry if some of

the filling comes out the sides.

Use an offset spatula to spread

a thin layer of icing over the top

and sides of the assembled cake.

It doesn’t matter if you can see

the cake through this layer. Once

it is covered, place the cake in the

fridge for one hour. When this

first layer of icing sets, it prevents

any dark cake crumbs getting

mixed up in the final layer of

white icing.

Once the first layer is set,

remove the cake from the fridge

and apply the rest of the icing as

you see fit. You can put a thick

layer on the top and a scant layer

around the sides, but this is just

a matter of taste – you should

experiment and find a style you

like. Chill the cake for another

hour before cutting. Garnish

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AgResearch’s Lincoln proposal

wins ministerial support

Paul Reynolds, AgResearch chairman

State-owned AgResearch’s plan to build

a new education, science and innovation

precinct at Lincoln has won high level

support.

Research, Science and Innovation

Minister, Dr Megan Woods, has asked

AgResearch to move to the next phase

of designing new research facilities in

the Selwyn township: this includes an

implementation business case subject to

further ministerial oversight.

AgResearch chairman Paul Reynolds

said the ministerial support was a

welcome step towards the science

institute’s vision to transform the landbased

research sector.

“Agri-business is evolving rapidly and

transformational change is required to

ensure farming in the future is able to

harness the power of new technologies

and remain environmentally and

financially sustainable. We believe a

new education, science and innovation

precinct that fosters co-location with our

commercial partners and the tertiary

education sector will help us all meet this

challenge together.”

AgResearch plans to independently

own and fund the new facilities and

recently entered into a conditional

agreement with Lincoln University to

purchase a parcel of land on Springs

Road to build on.

Reynolds said AgResearch said new

facilities in Lincoln would enhance

collaboration with tertiary education and

other research partners.

“This is potentially a large investment

that will have positive flow on effects for

the Lincoln area which is the home of

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PGG Wrightson Seeds recently opened a

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we plan to share our facilities to enhance

collaboration with researchers from

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“Over the summer AgResearch

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

Courtenay’s fruits of labour this

year’s show theme

Courtenay’s Fruits of Labour is the

theme of this year’s Courtenay A&P

Association’s 144th show on Saturday 23

November 2019 in Kirwee.

Show President Wendy Chamberlain

chose this theme because everyone who

brings entries to the show bring their

very best and it summarises what the

show is about. The show has a wide range

of different sections to enter and there

is a lot of tough competition for the top

prizes on the day.

“We hope everyone enjoys walking

around the show and taking the time

to view all that we have on offer,” says

Wendy. There are sections for sheep,

goats, cattle, grain and seed, poultry,

horses, produce shed, sheep dog trials,

vintage tractors, machinery and cars.

New to the show this year is Ponies2go

who will be offering pony and gig rides.

“I’m sure this will be a huge hit with the

kids.”

The show will also feature colours and

rare breeds in the sheep section and

there are some new equestrian classes

including pleasure harness horse or pony,

pleasure lead rein and a heavy horse.

Cattle will also return to the show again

this year, for the first time since M Bovis.

The Courtenay A&P show will have

all the usual attractions again this year

too. Shad Rutherford as the children’s

entertainer, DJ Singh Star, Suzie’s

Critters and Creatures, Pedalmania,

speed shearing, wood chopping and the

terrier race. There will also be a children’s

competition on the day with some

awesome prizes to be won.

Along with all this wonderful

entertainment there will also be a huge

array of food, trade and craft stalls.

The Courtenay A&P Show is a great

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Support for Zero

Carbon Bill welcomed

Dr Tim Mackle,

DairyNZ Chief

Executive

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim

Mackle has welcomed bipartisan support

of the Zero Carbon Bill as a positive step

forward for New Zealand farmers.

“We are pleased that the Zero Carbon

Bill has managed to achieve a degree of

bipartisan support that will give farmers

certainty into the future” Dr Mackle said.

“All the key elements of the Bill,

including the establishment of a Climate

Change Commission, a split gas approach

for methane and the creation of carbon

budgets have strong bipartisan support -

and the support of the agricultural sector.

“Unfortunately, the same cannot be

said of the methane reduction targets.

“DairyNZ remain firmly opposed to

the Governments methane reduction

range of 24 – 47% as we believe it is out

of step with what science requires and

rural economies can sustain.

“This is not a scientific target, but a

political one” Dr Mackle added.

“We are encouraged that Minister Shaw

has indicated he is considering sending

the methane target to the Commission

to receive independent advice. DairyNZ

very much welcomes this.

“It is important this is done quickly.

The Commission is asked to recommend

the first three carbon budgets, out to

2035, by early 2022. We need clarity on

the methane target before this is done.

“DairyNZ has confidence that the

Zero Carbon Bill puts in place the right

institutional arrangements to eventually

deliver a fair methane reduction target

for farmers.

“We will be working with the

Government and other sector bodies to

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“Farmers have never been afraid of the

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For those wanting to show

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Because portulaca tolerates

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Plant each seedling around

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very often, but just keep

an eye on the soil. If you stick

your finger in the soil to about

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it pays to give them a bit of a

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Longer days and warmer temperatures

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A good way to start, she says, is with a

consultation to discuss your ideas and,

from there, Sharon will produce a design

concept and a planting schedule to create

a garden that’s unique to you and your

lifestyle.

While many homeowners like to plan

their own gardens, calling on a professional

designer can be very helpful as they

often have design and planting ideas or

innovative landscape options the home

gardener hadn’t thought of, Sharon says.

At this time of year too, garden centres

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Garden centre go to place for

everything plant-related

Southern Woods Nursery, in its handy

location on the corner of Main South Road

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Once the motorway is finished access

will improve but don’t let a few roadworks

stop you visiting this busy garden centre

that is open seven days a week offering

its many customers a huge selection of

every kind of flowering plant, bush or tree

waiting to find a home at your place.

Most of them are grown on site and

looked after by the team of 40 dedicated

staff, says marketing manager Rico

Mannall,

The purpose-built retail store has been

specifically designed with the customer

in mind making it easy to find hedging,

natives, deciduous trees, bushes,

grasses, spots of colour or ground

cover.

The Southern Woods team

is on hand to help, happy to

provide free advice based on their

many years in the business and

knowledge of which plants would

suit your property’s location, soil

type and aspect the best.

If you are unsure exactly what

you are looking for a landscape

architect and designer are also on-site to

make your selection even easier.

Southern Woods can also provide onsite

consultations and design landscape

plans for new sections including preparing

the soil for planting to get the best results.

Another option is to take in your plans

and they can help with deciding on which

plants to use.

Along with the plants, there is also

a selection of premium tools, planting

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“Our tools are top quality and come

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Next time you are heading between

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Sensor-activated outdoor security lights are also

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windows, including those small high ones, should

be closed, and doors locked. Make sure garages and

garden sheds are also locked. Ladders and tools

that could be used to break into the house need to

be stored away. Leave a spare key with a neighbour,

not hidden under a stone where it can be found

easily.

Police suggest you don’t post pictures of your

holiday on social media until after you are home.

There have been instances of homes being burgled

following such posts.

If you don’t already have a house alarm, consider

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Irrigation vital in hot dry weather

Now the hot days of summer are

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Phil Hudson of Freeman Irrigation

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systems so they are in good working order to

meet summer demand. This will also prevent

the inconvenience and additional costs of

having landscaping repaired if problems are

discovered and need fixing during summer.

“Some irrigation system problems are

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to be repaired,” Phil says, “so now is the

ideal time to book in for maintenance and

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The most important part of keeping an

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having regular maintenance done on the

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Some of the basic problems include

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blocked solenoid valves; overspray onto

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problems; missing nozzles or pipe leaks

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Smart controls for irrigation systems are

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people have been asking about them, says

Phil.

“We have a range of smartphone

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“If you want to save money and

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The latest technology also comes into

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Freeman Irrigation has a range of

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Enhance your outdoor area with

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Canterbury’s summer sun can be hot

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being outside with family and friends,

but need to feel comfortable and relaxed,

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Specialising in custom-made shade

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satisfied customers.

Business is mostly generated through

word of mouth, says owner Mark Levey,

and he thanks all those who have referred

Shadecraft to other customers.

The products are of the higher standard

and Mark is always available and generally

on site during installation to ensure things

run smoothly.

One of Shadecraft’s most sought after

products, Mark says, has been the Eclipse

canopy which offers and outdoor area

protected from all weather conditions, but

still lets in the natural light. These can also

be fitted with drop blinds to fully enclose

the area.

Shade sales are another popular choice.

These provide protection from the sun

while also visually enhancing the area

and offering ambiance for those social

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Other options available from Shadecraft

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So if you are considering enhancing

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you need some advice for what would

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Big Santa Fe has useful load space

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

I OFFERED to help out one of

my friends. His apartment needed

to be totally emptied, earthquake

damage eventually forcing its

demolition.

Thankfully, most of what

needed shifting was packed into

boxes, and although my garage

was already quite chockablock, I

found room to store some of his

prized possessions.

I was also lucky because during

the time I was transporting the

cartons I had a useful sport utility

vehicle, one with voluminous

load space – Hyundai’s Santa Fe.

Although my loads weren’t

heavy, the Santa Fe certainly

made easy work of the task; if you

are interested in the figures, the

load area can claim up to 547-litres,

1625-litres with the rear second

row of seats folded. Yes, the

Santa Fe is a useful seven-seater,

and the rear row, while mostly

suitable for children or those

slight of build, is a useful function

for when those occasional trips

need to be made with the entire

family or sports team in tow.

That’s one of the reasons why

SUVs have become so popular,

they are adaptable and versatile

and, in the Santa Fe’s case, it is

also a plush luxury car which

impresses with its refinement. The

latest generation model is simply

stunning, it is grand in its design

and manufacture.

The new Santa Fe is all-new,

it lands here in several variants,

petrol and diesel, all with

four-wheel-drive, starting from

$59,990 and ending at $82,990.

This evaluation focuses on

the mid-spec Elite with Hyundai’s

magnificent 2.2-litre diesel

engine. The four-cylinder

turbocharged unit is rated at

147kW (3800rpm) with 440Nm

of torque available from 1570rpm

to 2750rpm.

Not only are these outputs

impressive in terms of flexibility

and outright grunt, it is one of the

smoothest diesels you are ever

likely to find in a vehicle of this

type.

The engine is hooked to a

recently-developed eight-speed

automatic transmission, something

that is shared in Hyundai’s

partnership with Kia. Interaction

between the engine and gearbox is

smooth and seamless, and the gear

ratios are structured so that they

work efficiently with the engine’s

power and torque bands, especially

so the mid-range rev spread.

In this form, the Santa Fe is

relatively quick for a vehicle which

weighs in at almost two-tonne.

HYUNDAI SANTA FE: Adaptable and versatile.

According to my stopwatch it will

make 100km/h from a standstill

in 9sec and 80km/h to 120km/h

in 6sec.

As you would expect in new-age

SUV, the Santa Fe is fitted with

the latest technologies for safety,

along with a full raft of features for

comfort and convenience.

At $76,990, the Elite really

needs to be well-specced, it is

competing with the major European

brands and a host of others

from Japan and North America.

Major items of specification

include full leather trim with electrically

adjustable seats up front

(also heated). There is a heated

steering wheel, satellite navigation,

paddle-shift gear selectors, and

the choice of several drive modes

which the driver can use to suit his

or her driving preference.

Hyundai has upped the ante

in terms of efficiency in this age

where fuel prices play such a big

part in the buying choice. The

Santa Fe returned some interesting

fuel usage information

during my time with the test

car. At 100km/h in top gear the

big diesel sips fuel instantaneously

at around 5.7-litres per

100km (49mpg), turning over

at just 1500rpm. A test average

of 8.1l/100km (35mpg) is

respectable for vehicle weight,

although it is a little distant to

Hyundai’s combined cycle claim

of 7.5l/100km (37mpg).

Not only is the diesel Santa Fe an

economical choice, it will offer the

versatility you would expect from

a family wagon. It cruises the highway

with dignity, yet it also tackles

the hard yards when presented

with an off-the-seal excursion,

although at just 185mm, the driver

does need to keep in mind that

ground clearance isn’t huge.

• Price – Hyundai Santa Fe

Elite, $76,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4770mm; width, 1890mm;

height, 1705mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-drive,

2188cc, 147kW, 440Nm,

eight-speed automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9sec

• Fuel usage – 7.5l/100km

The suspension is fully independent

all-round – struts up

front and multiple links on the

rear – the spring and dampers are

only firmed moderately. There’s

no mistaking the suspension locates

four driveshafts, but the ride

is far from abrasive.

Riding on beautiful sport specification

Continental tyres (235/55

x 19in), the Santa Fe steers

nicely and offers the driver solid

feedback at the steering wheel,

directional accuracy is about what

could be expected for the big and

tall SUV, it feels controlled and

balanced.

The new Santa Fe lands at a

time when sales in the large SUV

sector are still rising. It has a lot

of competition, but with such a

broad price range there is a Santa

Fe for all budgets. I’d certainly be

looking at entry level or something

in the mid-range, but it

would have to have that great diesel

engine. Although is not new, is

still one of the benchmarks in this

part of the market.


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Seltos available at Kia dealers

COMPACT: The all-new kia Seltos, now on sale in New

Zealand.

THE ALL-New Kia Seltos has

gone on sale in New Zealand,

ready to shake up the vibrant

compact SUV segment with a

level of sophistication, technology

and sharp pricing that sets

it apart from the pack – the

range starts at $25,990.

Said managing director of Kia

Motors New Zealand Todd Mc-

Donald: “The special low price

(in place for a limited time) has

worked extraordinarily well in

raising significant awareness

in what is becoming a very

crowded market.

“However, there is much

more to the new Kia Seltos than

keen pricing. In addition to its

bold styling, the newcomer is

among the roomiest SUVs in its

class and offers a comprehensive

level of equipment and technology

features that will have wide

appeal.’’

There are five models in

the new Seltos range, with

four powered by a naturally

aspirated 2-litre petrol engine

driving the front wheels

through a brand new variable

transmission developed by

Kia Motors to deliver

improved power response,

smoothness and better fuel

economy.

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Sports, Unit 6, 92

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Tours

Tours

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

no bond required

Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes from $70 a week:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m

Large 4.2m x 2.4m | Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Trades & Services

BUTCHER

SERVICE

Watkins Home Kill

Processing Beef, Pigs,

Sheep, Deer & Fish.

Smoking Bacon, Ham

and small goods.

Mobile slaughter service.

124 Burdons Road

Burnham

Phone Tim 347 6693

Lawn mowing

Hedge trimming

Gardening

Weed eating

Spraying

and much more

Call Todd

0212059543

toddmc.greenacres@gmail.com

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

To Let

Visit our website

www.justcabins.co.nz

for display cabin locations

www.justcabins.co.nz

Trades & Services

EST.

1979

ARTHUR’S

Roof & Property

Moss Kill & Proof

Silicone Sealing

Roof Repairs

40% off

03-347-2635

arthursroofandproperty.co.nz

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

For all painting and

decorating services.

Fully Qualified

• Interior &

Exterior Painting

• Wallpapering

• Plastering

• Roof Painting

All work guaranteed

FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale

Ph. 021 074 2075

Trades & Services

• Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways

• Auger Hole Drilling

• Land Clearing & Development

• Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works

• Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker

Phone Mike: 027 272 8058 OR 03 324 4323 A/H

g.m.contracting@xtra.co.nz

www.gmcontracting.co.nz

TAI TAPU TYRES

53 Main Rd Tai Tapu

Ph. 03 329 6767

Will better any

other quoted price

Stockists of Kumho, Goodride and

Petlas Tyres, for all cars, 4WD, bikes,

tractors and trucks.

NOW IN YOUR AREA!

• Refrigeration • Air Conditioning

• Electrical Contractors

- Diary Farm

Refrigeration

- Electrical

Contractors

- Refrigeration

Specialists

- Heat Pump

Air Conditioning

Installation &

Service

Rolleston

- Data Wiring

Phone 03 347 0204

Unit 8, 16 Izone Drive, Rolleston

Builder

BUILDers

“A local looking after locals”

• Licenced builder with 20 years

experience in renovations,

alterations and extensions

• A creative craftsman who is

attentive to detail

• Quotes the job, does the job

• Works with all budgets

Andrew Drewitt

Ph: 021 395 324

Email: ad_designs@hotmail.com

DECORATORS

ELECTRICAL

SELWYN

ELECTRICAL

SERVICE

Don’t let electrical

problems worry you

For all electrical

repairs & service

CALL TODAY

027 492 8971

or ah 344 6202

SHELTERBELT TRIMMING

Boundary

Trimming

Call Tony Dempsey

Phone 03 325 3256

Mobile 0274 323 943

AUTUMN COLOURS Tour: 24 th April–2 nd May 2020

9 days, Hokitika, Mount Cook and Queenstown

Includes Tranz Alpine Train, Premium hotels.

Early bird special price $2900.00pp Twin Share

CHRISTMAS 4 Day Tour: 29 th Dec – 1 st Jan

Including Greymouth Punakaiki overnight Westport, Buller

Gorge Wairau Valley, Two nights Blenheim Kaikoura Coast.

TASMANIA Tour: 14 th - 25 th April 2020

12 days quality coach travel, National parks, Cradle

Mountain, Gordon River Cruise, Strahan. Early Bird

Special price $4750.00 Twin Share including Flights

Day tours 2019

Homebush Estate 30th October $40.00, Long Beach

Station Garden, 6th November $35.00, Hororata

Highland Games 9 November $36.00

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Repairs • Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN


SELWYN TIMES Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Wednesday November 20 2019 47

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Driveways

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Trades & Services

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

Wide range

oF TruckS

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

PLUMBER

Free

QuoTe

New housing

Renovations

General maintenance

Hot water cylinders

Gas hot water conversions

Competitive rates, Free quotes

Phone: 021 403 470

Web: www.scottsplumbing.nz

Email: scott@scottsplumbing.nz

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

Barry

McKay

Builders

LBP 35 years building

in the Selwyn area

• Extensions/alterations

• Kitchens Bathroom

• Joinery shopfitting

• Farm buildings

maintenance

• Decks and pergolas

Contact Barry:

027 2626 867

or 03 329 5506

Trades & Services

ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

Trades & Services

SHEEP SHEARING

MOBILE

Fast friendly professional

service. 25 yrs exp.

Shearing, drenching, hoof

trimming etc. Call Shaun

021 204 1274

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILING

Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

BATHROOM TILER

wet area waterproofing,

underfloor heating, soap Sales

boxes, old to new, for best

Service

results, call Devon on 021

375-888 or 03 329 5511 Installations

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

003181, 027 240 7416 472 Blenheim Rd

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

www.heatstore.co.nz

CARPENTER

HANDYMAN

Small Job Specialists, Wanted To Buy

Carpentry, Repairs, TOOLS Garden,

Decking & Maintenance, garage, woodworking,

40 years experience, no mechanical, engineering,

job too small, Ph Warren sawbenches, lathes, cash

03 322-1103 or 027 697- buyer, ph 355-2045

8541

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete Wanted To Rent

Trades & Services

JOINERY KITCHEN

cabinet alterations,

integrated appliances

Rangehoods fitted and

supply. New kitchens

and re-doors.

Chris 0280 211 566

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

RJB PLUMBING

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

SELF CONTAINED

SLEEP OUT OR

SIMILAR.

Close to Lincoln

University.

Long or short term. Honest

& reliable with refs. Please

call Jason 021 253 8034

Sporting Notices

LINCOLN

NETBALL

CLUB AGM

Monday 25th

November, 7.00pm

Lincoln Events Centre

Enquiries:

Ph. 027 495 2239

lincolnnetballsecretary@

gmail.com

Public Notices

POLICE EXERCISE

Mon 25th – Tues 26th Nov 2019

The general public is to be advised that

the New Zealand Police will be conducting

live fire training in the West Melton Rifle

Range area on Monday 25th – Tuesday 26th

November 2019.

Training will involve carrying out night firing

in the West Melton Rifle Range area from

3pm – 11pm.

Live small arms rounds will be used.

For more information please call

03 363 7400

Situations Vacant

DRIVETECH LTD

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

HEAVY TRAFFIC

Class 2, 3, 4 & 5 Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks,

Rollers & Dangerous Goods.

CaR DRIvINg LESSONS

Train with a knowledgeable, experienced assessor that will

work with you through your theory and practical steps.

Driving related Health & Safety training.

Passenger, Logbook & Load Security training.

FORKLIFT ENDORSEMENT (F&OSH)

FORKLIFT (ATTACHMENTS) U/STD

FORKLIFT MOUNTED SAFETY PLATFORM U/STD

Interested Free Time Payments (Terms and conditions apply)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell

& Mosgiel daily. Other areas by arangement.

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) or 03 348 8481

info@drivetech.co.nz / www.drivetech.co.nz

Situations Vacant

Accounting

Administrator

Cochranes is a premier agricultural machinery

dealership with four branches spanning North

Otago through to North Canterbury. Celebrating 66

years of family ownership we offer our customers

quality brands along with the best in sales, parts

and service

We are looking for an Accounting Administrator to

support our admin team based at our head office in

Leeston – just 25mins from Hornby. The role is for

32hrs per week

The following attributes are necessary:

• Full knowledge of accounting processes and

administration procedures – bank, debtors/

creditors and reconciliation

• Excellent computer literacy including Word and

Excel with high attention to accuracy

• Ability to prioritize and work to deadlines

• Ability to report accurately and have a

pro-active attitude

• Team player

• IT savvy

The successful applicant will have strong previous

experience in a similar role, be able to provide at

least two relevant work references and work school

holidays.

Applications close Monday 2/12/19 with

shortlisted candidates to be contacted by Friday.

Interviews will begin the following week and

the anticipated start date of this role is

early 2020

Apply today to Anita Milne

anita@cochranes.net.nz

Cochranes of Canterbury,

P O Box 12 Leeston 7656

www.cochranes.net.nz

Situations Vacant

Vocational Pathways

Coordinator

Are you passionate about supporting young people

to transition from school to the workplace?

We have an exciting opportunity for a ‘people person’

to coordinate our Gateway, STAR, Secondary-Tertiary

Pathways and work experience programmes. You

will be someone who can communicate well with our

students, employers and training providers, have the

ability to customise learning experiences for students

and be passionate about supporting and preparing our

young people for life after school.

Ellesmere College is an innovative and forward

thinking, Decile 8 coeducational Years 7-13 school

located in Leeston, approximately 30 minutes south

of Christchurch. Over the coming years there is

expected significant roll growth and the school will

be undergoing a major redevelopment, so this is an

exciting time to join a progressive school and be a

part of leading and designing change in New Zealand

education.

The Vocational Pathways Coordinator role is varied

and our ideal candidate will be someone who:

• can develop strong relationships and work with

young adults to help them identify their career

interests and pathways

• is strongly connected to the local community

• understands the current labour market

• has an understanding of NZQA and NCEA

qualifications (or ability to develop a strong

understanding of NZQA and NCEA qualifications)

• is a warm and professional communicator, who

feels comfortable ‘cold-calling’ prospective

employers for student placements

• is patient, kind and willing to go the extra mile

• is computer literate

• will implement efficient administrative processes

• has budgeting skills

The hours of work will be 25 per week worked during

school terms only. Some additional hours may

be negotiated during school holidays as required.

Remuneration will be commensurate to the skills of

the successful candidate.

For a copy of the position description and application

form please contact the Principal’s PA at thiand@

ellesmere.school.nz

Closing date for applications: 4pm, Friday 29th

November.

Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES

& 4X4 WANTED

We use world class vehicle

depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

NZ OWNED

AND

OPERATED

FOR

24 YEARS


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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES

Spend $6000 on a kitchen

and appliance package

before December 20th

and go in the draw to

WIN * 1 of 5

$

500

PlaceMakers Gift Cards

*To be drawn under supervision on the 20th November winner

to be notified by 24th December. Trade and Commercial

estimates do not apply, see in store for further detail.

FREE

ARTUSI APPLIANCE

inc GST

PACKAGE $2,400

Also get a Cast Iron

Crock Pot valued at

$299

DISHWASHER

ADW5001X

• 12 Place Setting

• Stainless Control Panel

• 6 Wash Programmes

RANGEHOOD

ACH600X

• 60cm Stainless Steel

• 900 m3 h air flow

• 2x 24 watt lamps

• 3 speed variation

BUILT-IN OVEN

AO601B

• 65L / 5 functions

• Black Glass

• EVER- Clean Enamel Interior

• Include 1x Tray & 1x Shelf

COOKTOP

CACC60

• 60cm Ceramic Ceran Glass

Surface

• Touch Control

• Child Lock & Minute Timer

Join us at our X-MAS MARKET with our local community on Saturday 7th December, from 9am to 2pm at PlaceMakers Hornby, 69

Shands Road. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, kids activities and games, a fire Truck and Santa. We will have in store

specials between 8am-3pm so come and grab a bargain.

PLACEMAKERS HORNBY

69 SHAND RD | (03) 344 8950


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 20TH noVemBeR , 2019

10 acres or 20, what would you prefer?

3 options available to buy this great property!

1. The Whole: House & 20 acres

2. The Half: House & 10 acres

3. The Bare: 10 acres bare land

This is a great family home & property with plenty of

space, great garden for the kids to run around and leasing

opportunities.

The home features 3 bedrooms upstairs and another

bedroom downstairs with a separate entrance that’s perfect

for teenagers, your extended family or visitors.

The living areas are open plan with a modern kitchen, smartly

carpeted throughout, north facing for all day sun with the

bonus of 2 living rooms and a sunroom/office. The décor

is very livable as is but there is scope to add value with an

update.

If you do need some extra warmth for the winter months

there is a wood burner and a heat pump. You also get the

benefits of 2 lovely deck areas ideal for the breakfast

sunshine or bbq dinner at the end of a busy day.

The property features a horse training racetrack (jog &

fast), 4 stables, wash bay, tack & gear up area, feed shed, 12

paddocks all with electric fencing, shelter belts & troughs.

There is also a separate driveway to access the stables, so it

is ideal to lease as another business opportunity.

With 3 options to buy this property you will have some

decisions to make so pop along to one of our open

homes as soon as you can before you miss out on

what you want.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented by

Wed 4th Dec 4.00pm (unless sold prior)

Ferg Spain

Contact:

Mobile: +64 27 608 4768

Phone: +64 3 347 4711

Email: fergus.spain@harcourts.co.nz

Web: fergspain.harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

harcourts.co.nz/RL2222

376 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton Open Home: Sunday 2.15pm-3.00pm

Calling Ferg...

ADVERTISEMENT

Thinking of selling, call me for

an obligation free appraisal.

I have buyers on the hunt for a new home and

not enough properties available.

For results you can count on.

Ferg

027 608 4768

03 347 4711

fergspain.harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty

Your home for local property

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Contributor to realestate.co.nz

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Introducing

Emma Dunlop

to the Harcourts Four Seasons team

Rolleston Office

028 4020 191 | 03 347 4711

emma.dunlop@harcourts.co.nz

Putting people first is at the

heart of everything I do

“Buying or selling a property is one of life’s biggest

decisions, that’s why building strong relationships

and trust with my clients is extremely important to me.

Trust is one thing you can’t put a price on.

If you would like to know what your property is worth

on today’s market, contact me for a free no obligation

market appraisal.”

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

harcourts.co.nz

Your home for local property


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Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 lincoln@pb.co.nz 03 325 2889

A sanctuary with seclusion in Springston

Contemporary cool, desirable location

FINAL NOTICE

FINAL NOTICE

WEB ID LIU72619

SPRINGSTON

426 Collins Road

Our motivated Vendors have decided now is the time to

downsize and move to town.

This delightful appealing property will suit those who

dream for a peaceful lifestyle all within an easy commute

to Lincoln or the city.

The impressive Peter Ray four bedroom, plus office, two

bathroom executive home nestles in a stunning garden

setting which features expansive lawns and exclusive

duck and fish ponds.

Easy country living

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 21st November, 2019 at

2.00pm

Ron Ferguson

Mobile 027 498 6256

Office 03 325 2889

ronf@pb.co.nz

Barry Keys

Mobile 027 434 7689

barry.keys@pb.co.nz

FROM $875,000 + GST (IF ANY)

WEB ID LIU72669

ROLLESTON

15 Knights Road

Are you looking for affordable lifestyle in a great

location?This 4.0 hectare block is close to Rolleston and

an easy city commute. Substantial three bedroom, two

bathroom home. Expansive open-plan living leads to sun

filled patio. Year round comfort with heat pump and

pellet fire.

4

2

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WEB ID LIU72609

LINCOLN

38 Foxbridge Lane

Immaculate north facing 2 year old, 3 double bedroom,

2 bathroom home nestled on a compact section

complemented by superb indoor/outdoor flow onto a

fabulous entertainers deck. Spacious open-plan living

featuring a hostess kitchen with pantry and quality

appliances. The 3 double bedrooms offer spacious

accommodation highlights include the elegant tiled en

suite with luxurious twin basins. Our vendors built and

loved this unique family home, now they have the

opportunity to follow their dreams, its time now for the

new owners to enjoy this special property.

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 21st November, 2019 at

3.00pm

Ron Ferguson

Mobile 027 498 6256

Office 03 325 2889

ronf@pb.co.nz

Park like setting $269,000

WEB ID LEU72594

LEESTON

36a Leeston and Lake Road

• Park like setting

• Delightful private established section

• Own formed entrance with services to boundary

• Excellent fencing and shelter

• Ideal for your new home

• Rural outlook

3

2

2

Well subdivided into 13 paddocks. Excellent sheds

including 3-bay (1 lock-up) 2-bay hayshed and 3-bay

stable complex (2 stables, 1 tack room). Well fenced

with electric to top.

Be quick, this won't last.

VIEW By Appointment

Moisture retentive free draining Hatfield and Templeton

soils.

Make the first step to country living.

VIEW Sunday 24 Nov 1.15 - 2.00pm

3

OPEN HOME

John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

The good life $679,000

WEB ID LIU72598

DARFIELD

17 Landsborough Drive

Built in 2018 this beautifully presented approximately

216m2 contemporary home showcases a well thought

out floorplan. North West facing open-plan living,

kitchen with walk-in pantry and study nook heated by a

log fire and heat pump. The separate large rumpus room

has stacker doors opening to a spacious outdoor patio

where you can sit and enjoy the spectacular views. The

master bedroom has walk-in wardrobe, en suite and its

own patio. Three further double bedrooms, family

bathroom, good storage plus laundry cupboard.

Set on a 5002m2 section in the sought after

Landsborough Subdivision.

VIEW By Appointment

2

3

4

Village living

Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

BY NEGOTIATION

WEB ID LEU72727

LEESTON

1116 Leeston Road

Kerry Mason architecturally designed family home, four

bedrooms plus office. Kitchen, dining, sun room

overlooking a glorious botanical setting. Formal dining

area interconnecting to a spacious family room, separate

lounge with feature open fires and ranch sliders opening

to deck area. Coved ceilings throughout with quality

chattels. Large outdoor entertaining area with fire

overlooking this beautiful setting, situated on an

established section. Ideal to work from home with an

office and reception area which have separate external

and internal entrances.

VIEW By Appointment

Tracy Stevenson

Mobile 027 543 9029

tracys@pb.co.nz

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Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

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ONLY 6 LEFT

Desirable living. Affordable pricing.

MORETON GREEN VILLAS

Architect designed, fully landscaped, freehold title

and low maintenance. Unbelievable value in Canterbury’s

most sought after suburb.

Perfect for the first home buyers or those looking to down size. These three

bedroom, architect designed stand-alone homes provide contemporary

living at an affordable price.

Open plan living that flows into a private courtyard with all the benefits

of a new build. Wider roads, ample green spaces, covenants to protect

your investment.

Another example of why there is only one Faringdon. Nowhere else in

Christchurch would you find a build of this quality, in a development

offering so much, at a price like this.

$416,250

Open Home - 11 Moreton Green, Faringdon

this Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 2pm.

Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849

www.faringdon.co.nz/moreton

“ There’s good value

for money here.”

Ankush and Arsh love Faringdon. They bought their first home

here after falling in love with the lifestyle, the community and

value that Faringdon offers. Now, they’re embarking upon building

their next home. And once again, they have chosen Canterbury’s

most sought after development.

“We’ve got like seven family friends here, and they’ve built houses.

Close to us. In Faringdon actually, it’s cool.”

With great retail, recreation, education and all the modern comforts

at your disposal, you can appreciate why 15 new residents make it

their home every week.

We’re building

another

househere

The Singlas,

Faringdon residents.

There’s only one Faringdon with many reasons

to live here. For the full list of features visit:

www.faringdon.co.nz

THE GREENS

Now available.

Sections – 405 to 1011m 2

starting from $159,900.

(average size 610m 2 )

Visit our info centre, 51 Lanner Drive opposite Dynes Road

Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm.

Contact Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849

or info@faringdon.co.nz

View our show home village 12pm - 4pm this weekend.

FRG003


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FINAL NOTICE

Boundary lines are indicative only

Family flat

Transport Business For Sale

Broadfield 612 Robinsons Road

Canterbury agricultural

transport business

This business services quality customers throughout

the South Island, it is well established and known

locally for its ability to deliver on time and with a smile.

They have numerous quality trucks, trailers and plant

that has been successfully utilised to extract excellent

profit margins over the businesses trading history.

This business really needs to be viewed by serious

buyers within the transport business, you could attach

to your already established business or continue as is

and look to grow from this excellent base.

Price by Negotiation

Malcolm Campbell 027 688 9193

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Multiple dwellings- multiple

options

Our current owners have their future plans in place

and offer this unique 4.16ha property ideal for those

who need to accommodate both generational living

and a work-from-home scenario. Two dwellings, a

brilliant array of outbuildings including the main shed

with central office, a two-bay shed, a three-bay shed

and extensive parking space. Walking distance of

popular Broadfield School and close to Rolleston,

Prebbleton and Halswell. Is this the opportunity you

have been looking for?

4 2 2 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 26 Nov 2019

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5511025

bayleys.co.nz/5511060

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Cottage

Homestead

Leeston 271 Harmans Road

Lincoln 34 Farm Lane

Lifestyle - multiple options

A superb opportunity to secure a very tidy 33.86ha

lifestyle property with the option to purchase an

adjacent 4ha lifestyle block (with three bedroom

cottage) and a 13ha bare land block. Purchase

individually or collectively. Presently the sheltered

land is utilised as dairy support and fattening however

this is a highly versatile property with extensive

shedding that can cater for a wide range of pursuits.

Immaculately presented, the homestead is encircled

by beautiful gardens and grounds. 3.5km from

Leeston, a short commute to Lincoln or Rolleston and

approximately 40 minutes into the city.

bayleys.co.nz/5511133

4 3 2 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 4 Dec 2019

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Rare investment opportunity

- act now!

• Exclusive development or investment opportunity

• Presentable 1940s, character home situated on a

1,320sqm Freehold title

• 151sqm floor-plan plus 22sqm garage

• Established potential for a holding income,

renovate or develop - Zoned Living 1

• Prime location opposite Lincoln University, short

stroll into the Lincoln township and approximately

20-minute commute into the city centre

bayleys.co.nz/5511211

3 1 1 1

For Sale offers invited over $429,000

View by appointment

Nathan Collett 027 826 1535

nathan.collett@bayleys.co.nz

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

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FINAL NOTICE

NEW LISTING

Pigeon Bay 127 Middle Road

Prebbleton 7 Stonebridge Way

Sanctuary of seclusion

5 2 2 2

Your oasis awaits

5 2 2 2

Bordered by nature in the picturesque Pigeon Bay,

this 31ha retreat will appeal to those seeking a

permanent hideaway or weekend getaway. Unspoilt

native bush. Exceptionally private, the two-storey

home was built in 1996 and showcases timber in the

ceilings and floors. Sliders both upstairs and down

frame the idyllic surrounds. An orchard, your very own

bush walks, numerous rhododendrons and

outbuildings. Pigeon Bay caters to recreation and

relaxation both on the water and dry land, and Akaroa

is within a 20-minute drive. Escape from the ordinary!

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 27 Nov 2019

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Peter Foley 021 754 737

peter.foley@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Escape to the countryside with this beautiful

2,275sqm (approximate) parcel of land located close

to Prebbleton Village. This spacious 282sqm

(approximate) sized home is perfect for all ages and

stages. Five bedrooms and an office, two bathrooms

(including an ensuite), open-plan living areas, modern

kitchen and new wood burner all add up to a great

family home. Double garaging completes the appeal

coupled with ample off-street parking and access

from Trices Road - perfect for your boat, trailer, or

campervan! Interested further? Call today!!

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

2pm, Thu 5 Dec 2019

View 1-2pm Sun 24 Nov or by appointment

Urszula Bedggood 027 338 7889

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz

Tim Dyer 027 495 0979

tim.dyer@bayleys.co.nz

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bayleys.co.nz/5510736

bayleys.co.nz/5511171

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Rolleston 325 Dunns Crossing Road

Lansdowne, Selwyn District 21 Potters Lane

Ten year lease - guaranteed

growth

• Premium investment with a ten-year lease from

April 2019

• Purpose-built childcare centre operating since 2017

• Prominent corner site opposite West Rolleston

Primary School

• Resort-like childcare facilities

• Returning $283,920pa net + GST and outgoings

This outstanding investment property with a very

respected operator leads the field in childcare.

Modern, well designed and well presented premises.

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty

(unless sold prior)

4pm, Wed 4 Dec 2019

View by appointment

Stewart White 027 478 8944

stewart.white@bayleys.co.nz

Alex White 027 785 4211

alex.white@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Unlock the potential

Warm and sheltered within its own little microclimate,

this 1.3ha lifestyle property is located at the base of the

Port Hills. Resulting from a lifetime of love and passion

for horticulture is this magical park-like setting. The

home is immaculate however there is undeniable

scope for buyers to modernise. An art studio above

the garage, two ponds (one with a jetty) and a onebedroom

sleepout. Offered on an ‘as is, where is’

basis are the in-ground swimming pool and two

commercial glasshouses. Conveniently located within

easy reach of the city and nearby amenities in

Halswell.

3 1 1

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 11 Dec 2019

View Sun 2-2.30pm

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5511046

bayleys.co.nz/5511147

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Extending outdoor living

Rain and wind-proofing an outdoor space adds value to a property. With a roof

or clear vinyl sides, your buyers can see an area where rain doesn’t stop play.

Templeton 325 Old West Coast Road

Lease what you need!

• Over 4ha of yard available, this can be leased as one

lot or part lots, you tell us

• Up to 380sqm of high stud warehouse available

• 334sqm of office

Based only 20 minutes from Christchurch central and

10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport,

325 Old West Coast Road provides office and

warehouse options to be split to suit what you need or

simply lease the entire site.

Enquire with the sole agents.

bayleys.co.nz/5510868

For Lease

View by appointment

Alex White 027 785 4211

alex.white@bayleys.co.nz

Stewart White 027 478 8944

stewart.white@bayleys.co.nz

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Thanks to blitz advertising,

most Kiwis have heard the name

Archgola. The company and others

like it can add canopies to decks,

enclosing the space for year-round

use.

Undercover verandas, pergolas

and gazebos can be turned into

living space by adding side

panels, which effectively create a

conservatory. Restaurants often use

these spaces, so there’s no reason

why home owners can’t as well.

Roll-down clear vinyl blinds

are a popular choice, which, if

you’re lucky, can be bought ready made

from hardware stores such as Bunnings

and Mitre10. If not, there are plenty of

companies that will custom manufacture

to fit. Usually these blinds zip into place

and are stored using a rope-and-pulley

system.

Mounting your blinds is very simple.

Typically it involves screwing the

mountings into wood or installing a track

then fitting the blind.

Other options include roll-up shade

cloths or other gazebo or veranda sides,

such as canvas. These aren’t as windproof

as the vinyl blinds, meaning they’re not a

12-month solution.

If you don’t already have an outdoor

living space, building a pergola doesn’t

generally need planning permission..

Provided the pergola is less than 10 sq

m in size, it is usually okay to add a roof.

But a quick call to the council is a good

idea; never risk building an unpermitted

structure.

Another option for quick and easy rain

and windproof outdoor living is a pop-up

gazebo. These can be turned into dining

areas to give buyers a glimpse of what they

could do themselves.

It’s important to dress them so it doesn’t

look like you’ve just plonked a gazebo

on the lawn. Lights, plants, furniture and

even place settings can really give a gazebo

the Pinterest touch and bring it to life as

an outdoor entertaining hub for the home.

The more you pay for pop-up gazebos,

the better UV protection of the fabric and

powder coating of the steel you get.

Heating the outdoor space also makes it

more usable. The cheap option is a patio

heater. Permanent gas, wood or pellet

fireplaces and fire pits are easier on the

eye and can make a design statement, allimportant

when selling a home.

For wind protection, it’s reasonably

simple to erect trellis and staple brush

sides to it or the existing fence.

Bamboo is particularly good for this

purpose, especially if you have access to a

free source - although you could also buy

it at all good hardware stores.

FINAL NOTICE

Boundary lines are indicative only

Springston 739 Days Road

A family favourite - Riversmere

Steeped in history and spanning 255ha that borders Lake Ellesmere, Riversmere has remained within the same

family since 1897 and provides buyers with a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity. The property which is held in

two titles boasts a significant irrigation consent, quality soils and a good array of ancillary farm buildings providing

many land-use possibilities including cropping and grazing. Given the property's location and significant river

frontage, it is perfectly placed for recreational fishing, waterfowl hunting or a conservationist dream. Springston,

Lincoln and Rolleston are all within a handy drive, while those who frequent the city can do so in under half an hour.

The school bus goes past the gate. The neatly presented home is set within easy-care gardens. A chapter of history

will conclude for one family, but for you, the options are just beginning.

bayleys.co.nz/5510763

3 2 1 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 20 Nov 2019

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

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Tips for first home buyers

Struggling to get on the property ladder

and feeling fed up? You’re not alone. Real

Estate Authority (REA) research has found

that more than half of all first home buyers

– even the ones who successfully buy a

property – find the process stressful and

overwhelming.

“We know it’s hard for people when they’re

trying to buy their first home – it’s a complex

legal process and a huge financial deal,”

says REA chief executive Kevin Lampen-

Smith. “We want to empower them to feel

more confident and in control when they’re

making such a big decision.”

1. SORT OUT YOUR FINANCES

You’ll already know that saving is a big

part of getting ready to buy, but do you

know what else you need to do?

Getting financial advice from a qualified

advisor could be a useful step in your

planning. Owning a property means you’re

responsible for all the maintenance and

repairs – and for paying rates and insurance.

Owning an apartment may also mean you

need to pay body corporate fees. These costs

can be a bit of a shock to the system if you’ve

rented for a long time.

“It’s also a good idea to get conditional

pre-approved finance arranged so you can

move quickly when you spot a property you

really like,” Lampen-Smith says. “Having

conditional pre-approval lets you know the

price range you can buy in and it shows

agents and sellers that you’re a serious buyer.

It’s also crucial if you’re planning to bid on a

property at auction.”

Don’t forget to explore ways that

you might be able to get help from the

Government. There are various forms of

assistance available if you’re a KiwiSaver

member, buying in certain areas, want

to buy a former Housing New Zealand

property or are Māori and want to live on

your ancestral land.

2. NEEDS VS WANTS

Many first home buyers discover a big gap

between what they’d like to buy and what

they can afford when they first start looking.

“Sit down and write a tight list of what

your absolute must-haves are, then work

out what you’re willing to compromise on,”

Lampen-Smith says.

If you’re thinking about pets and children

arriving in the short-to-medium term, think

about how these will change your needs.

Will you need to be near to childcare or

schools? Will you need a fenced property?

“If you’re the sort of person who likes a

good list, we’ve got a useful ‘researching the

property’ checklist on settled.govt.nz that

will help you keep track of all the questions

to ask about a property. This is especially

useful if you’re looking at more than one

property at a time.”

3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Don’t let your desperation to find

somewhere blind you to a property’s faults.

“Do as much research as you can about a

property,” Lampen-Smith says. “That means

getting a lawyer on board to make sure all

the paperwork is in order and to help you

understand if there are any issues. We also

recommend getting a qualified building

inspector who has professional indemnity

insurance to prepare a comprehensive

report on the property.”

If you’re worried about paying for this

kind of report before you make an offer (due

to a lack of time or funds), you can make

them a condition of your offer. Remember

that paying for good advice is an investment

that will buy you more peace of mind than a

quick once-over by a mate.

4. RECOGNISE YOUR LIMITS

Buying a ‘doer-upper’ is a Kiwi tradition,

especially for first-home buyers, but we’re

not all blessed with the right skills. Factor

this in before you make an offer on a

‘renovator’s dream’.

“Be honest with yourselves about how

much DIY you can really do, especially if

you’ve got pets and kids,” Lampen-Smith

says.

“Getting professionals in to help will cost

more, but it will also make the process faster.

It may also be better in the long term when it

comes to selling the property if any work has

been done properly with the right consents.”

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.

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DARFIELD 1630 Clintons Road

Time to Indulge

Enjoy this superb 2.2 hectare lifestyle at Darfield,

neatly sited up a very inviting driveway with paddocks

at the end along with a two-bay shed (one bay

lockup). The permanent material home offers openplan

hostess kitchen/dining/family room and flows out

to a large outdoor patio area. There is a formal lounge

and an office adjacent. Master with en suite and walkin

robe, a guest bedroom with a shared en suite, and

another two bedrooms. Double garage attached with

internal access.

4 2

$935,000

VIEW Sunday 12.00-12.30pm

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Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 6 Tennyson Street Rolleston rolleston@pb.co.nz 03 929 0306

1200m2 Beaumont Beauty!

Family Friendly

$569,000

WEB ID DFU71240

KIRWEE

44 High Street

Big and beautiful in solid brick that gets the ticks for

quality, locality and family-friendly liveability where

unsurpassed comfort is only outclassed by a serene and

established 953m2 section backing onto a reserve.

•Open plan kitchen/dining/family room

•Large separate lounge & covered patios

•Wet-backed wood burner & heat-pump

•Separate laundry & additional double garage

Peaceful and provincial yet a handy proximity to local

schools and amenities.

VIEW By Appointment

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WEB ID ROU71495

ROLLESTON

25 Beaumont Drive

Relax in your own executive residence of spacious, sunfilled

proportions. You’ll find the best of both worlds

here with a gorgeous 295m2 home exuding quality

design, outstanding features and all on an enviable

1200m2 of established grounds.

• 4 bed, 2 living, 2 bathroom plus 2 study options

• Granite kitchen tops, gas cooking, butler’s pantry

• Log burner, heat pump, panel heating

• Alarm, fibre connected & wired for sound!

• Stunning Louvretec system for sheltered alfresco

outdoor living

A Friendly Little House!

NEW LISTING

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 28th November, 2019 at

5.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

$280,000

WEB ID LEU71400

RAKAIA

151 Rolleston Street

This lovely permanent material 3 bedroom home is just

waiting to bought. There are 3 good sized bedrooms

here with lots of natural light, a central bathroom and a

separate toilet. The large kitchen has lots of storage and

room for meals around the kitchen table. and the living

area faces the sun and has a heat-pump. There is also an

attached single garage with laundry space. This home

sits on a fully fenced and gated 509m2 section with

room for outdoor living and the opportunity to `put your

stamp` on it.

Call me for an appointment to view

VIEW By Appointment

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2

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NEW LISTING

Pleasure You`ll Treasure!

NEW LISTING

Elegance You`ll Treasure

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $699,000+

WEB ID LEU71143

LEESTON

435 Southbridge Dunsandel Road

This is a 1.738 hectare slice of heaven, which includes

the 4 bedroom family home with a modern galley-style

kitchen with views out to the sweeping lawns and

established, mature gardens.

The large open-plan dining and living area offers space

for family gatherings, friends and entertaining with a

large log fire and heat-pump for those chillier months

or, make use of the great indoor/outdoor flow onto the

deck where you can spend peaceful summer evenings

overlooking your own slice of paradise.

VIEW By Appointment

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

$470,000

WEB ID LEU72584

LEESTON

67 Station Street

This much-loved 3 bedroom home sits on 820m2 of

thoughtfully planted gardens and established lawns. The

home is positioned so that you can enjoy the great

indoor/outdoor flow making outdoor living and

entertaining a breeze. The open plan living and dining is

spacious with a log burner for those chillier months and

access onto the patio and gardens. There`s loads of

natural light too making this a very comfortable place to

be. The kitchen offers generous work-spaces and lots of

storage and with the large breakfast bar creates a great

`hub` for the family.

VIEW By Appointment

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NEW LISTING

Opportunistic Buyers

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

$604,000

WEB ID ROU72578

ROLLESTON

7 Northmoor Boulevard

Prospective purchasers running through a checklist of

attributes will quickly realise they're ticking every box

when they view this quality family property, a home that

is robustly constructed, superbly positioned and

affordably priced. Inside, four bedrooms are

complemented by two bathrooms (including an ensuite

off the master) and a well-appointed modern kitchen

with two ovens. The open-plan living areas offer plenty

of versatility; a heatpump guarantees year-round

contentment, and excellent indoor/outdoor flow

promotes easy access outside.

VIEW By Appointment

1

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NEW LISTING

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

Nothing Plain about it! $505,000

WEB ID ROU70851

ROLLESTON

2 Annie Jane Close

Superbly positioned on one of Rolleston's most desirable

streets, this delightful property is perfect for everyone

from first home buyers to retirees, and is offered to the

market by vendors who are determined to achieve a

result. Inside, three bedrooms are complemented by two

bathrooms (including an ensuite off the master) and a

well-appointed modern kitchen. The open-plan living

area offers plenty of versatility; a heatpump guarantees

year-round contentment, and excellent indoor/outdoor

flow promotes easy access outside.

VIEW By Appointment

3

1

4

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NEW LISTING

Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

2

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Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

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The Epitome Of Grandeur

Designed for entertaining

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

WEB ID ROU71444

ROLLESTON

10 Beak Street

View By Appointment

There's ample space and an abundance of panache on

offer with our brand-new home feature listing!

• Extravagant 2. 55 stud throughout the home

• “Must see to believe” kitchen with tri-stone bench-tops

• Walk-in pantry and floating vinyl floors

• Double oven and large plumbed fridge space

• Large separate lounge with Escea gas fire

Michael Robb

• Ensuite features tiled shower, rain head, double vanity

Mobile 027 436 7106

• 6 x 8 Garage, fully insulated, carpeted, drive-thru door

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

$709,000

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WEB ID ROU71482

ROLLESTON

8 Greenstone Street

This fabulous near new home in the thriving Stonebrook

sub-division lends itself perfectly to modern family life

and the clever design ensures summer entertaining will

be a breeze. A welcoming entryway leads you into the

spacious Separate lounge which flows through stacker

doors to the alfresco dining area overlooking the

reserve. The well organised kitchen with stone bench

tops, 90cm oven and double fridge space is the heart of

the home & will cater for all your family needs.

VIEW Sunday 24 Nov 1.00 - 1.30pm

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $629,000+

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Marketing your property –

what does it mean?

Marketing a property is more than presentation and advertising.

Conceptually, marketing is identifying

what prospective buyers are looking for

then providing this. For example, larger

homes and sections may appeal more

to families. Young couples starting out,

generally have tight budgets leading

them to smaller properties, while older

people may be looking to downsize.

Brand new has a particular appeal

however there will always be a market for

established homes. Having a picture in

your mind of the type of buyer will help

in determining the features to emphasise.

If repairs and maintenance need to be

carried out before putting the property

on the market, seek the advice of a real

estate agent. They can advise on what

tasks are worth completing and what

might be unnecessary expense.

Installing a new kitchen or changing

the carpet may lift the house but will

the expense be recouped in the sale

price? On the other hand, modernising

an outdated kitchen or bathroom could

make a huge difference to the look of

the place. Avoid going overboard unless

the capital value of properties in the area

justifies this.

Real estate agents are in contact with

prospective buyers so aware of what they

are looking for. Draw on their expertise

and advice to help make the most of the

selling opportunity.

Establishing a relevant and fair price

for a property is important. Most

agents calculate this based on the price

properties in the area have sold for, and

what a particular property has to offer.

A unique or exceptional property may

justify a higher price, though run-down

properties can gain more than they

appear to merit. This might be due to the

area or other factors that suggest a good

investment.

When promoting a property, mix it up

and be creative so your property stands

out from the rest. TradeMe is a must;

checked by most people looking to buy.

Present the features the property offers as

benefits to potential buyers.

Erect a sign outside the property.

People stop and look at photographs and

this might spark sufficient interest for

them to visit an open home. Spending

a fortune on massive advertising

campaigns in every media might seem a

way to attract potential buyers but may

be an unnecessary expense without the

return. A better philosophy could be a

little often. This will depend on the value

of the property, your budget and how

best to reach target buyers.

Buyer perception is also significant.

For example, properties that sit for a

while can become stale. Resting the

property by taking it off the market for

a short time, then relisting perhaps in

spring or when sales in the area appear

to lift a little, can make a difference.

However, if a property does not sell

immediately there is no need for panic or

dropping the price. It may simply be that

the right buyer has not yet come along. If

the mix is right your property will sell.

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Buying a second home

should you sell first or buy first?

When it comes to upsizing or downsizing a property,

homeowners are faced with a big decision – is it better to

sell the existing home first, or buy the new place first?

Real Estate Authority Chief Executive

Kevin Lampen-Smith says there’s no

‘right’ way to tackle it, but it’s important

for homeowners to think carefully about

their appetite for risk. Both options

come with pros and cons, and their own

unique set of challenges and pressures.

“Buying first provides the luxury

of time, meaning it’s possible to hunt

for homes without a settlement date

looming on the horizon. A buyer is

able to consider as many houses as they

like, move at their own pace and keep

searching until they find the property

that’s right for them and their family,”

Lampen-Smith explains.

While time might be on your side,

your finances might not be. To secure

the new home, buyers will need to come

up with the funds for a deposit, which

might be tricky if equity is tied up in the

existing property. Buying first means

there are suddenly double the bills to

pay, including home insurance, rates

and utility bills, as well as absorbing the

cost of bridge financing in order to pay

two mortgages.

“The extra financial strain

can sometimes mean sellers

pressure themselves into

setting a modest listing price

for their existing house or

accepting a lower offer, just

to seal the deal quickly,”

Lampen-Smith says.

On the flip side, selling

first can give homeowners a

much clearer picture of their

financial situation. Once

the existing home is sold, you’ll know

exactly how much cash you have to play

with and what you can afford to buy.

“However, once an offer has been

accepted on the current home, the clock

starts ticking towards settlement day.

Some buyers then feel added pressure

to make an offer on a home that doesn’t

exactly fit their needs or wishlist,

because they’re so focused on finding a

new place to move into,”

To avoid this, Lampen-Smith suggests

negotiating a long settlement period on

the existing home, to allow enough time

to find a new property. However, this

isn’t always possible, so homeowners

should consider what their plan B will

be. In a tight rental market, it can be

very challenging to find short-term

accommodation, which is why many

turn to friends or family. It’s also

important to consider the added costs of

moving household belongings twice and

paying for a storage unit.

There are pros and cons to both

approaches but homeowners can lighten

the load by ensuring all their ducks are

in a row.

“Speak to your bank or a mortgage

advisor to get your finances in order

and then build your support crew. For

example, you’re going to need legal

advice, a licensed real estate agent to sell

your property, an insurer and a building

inspector,” Lampen-Smith suggests.

However, as your home is likely to

be your biggest asset, it’s important to

prepare for some hiccups along the way

and have time or extra funds set aside

to deal with these. Building a strong

support crew of qualified professionals

will ensure you have the advice and

guidance you need at each stage of the

process.

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

64 Fairfield Way, Rolleston

ONE MORE LISTED!

98 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Space Galore – Bring All Your Toys!

This 3 bedroom plus office thoughtfully planned

home is sure to tick a lot of the boxes on your wish

list. Located in Levi Park, this northwest facing

home has features throughout from the walk in

pantry to the separate laundry to the huge walk in

robe in the master suite. An undercover outdoor

area with kwila decking will impress those who like

to entertain, and the plentiful off street parking

will happily house the boat and caravan. You are

encouraged to view and act quickly on this one

as we anticipate high interest. Call Mike today to

arrange your viewing time.

**Set Sale: all offers to be presented 5pm 21st

November (unless sold prior)

OFFERS OVER $564,000

PRICE BY ENQUIRY

Immaculate, Expansive & Endlessly Appealing!

Occupying a sizeable 1163m2 corner section this contemporary home can accommodate family living

with ease & sits within a manicured garden setting. Well configured, the layout features four bedrooms,

two bathrooms & a dedicated laundry, with the master bedroom boasting a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite

& access to a patio. A range of heating options includes three heat pumps, electric panel heaters &

under-tile heating, along with an HRV system. Brilliant storage is offered throughout the property, from

the two garden sheds at the rear of the home through to the triple car garage which benefits from

drive-through access.

Properties of this calibre & size are very sought after, and we anticipate high levels of interest.

Don’t delay, contact Mike today to arrange your viewing.

48 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

OFFERS OVER $468,000

A Beauty on Brittan!

Residing upon an easy-care section this neatly

presented townhouse will capture the attention of

both first-time buyers and empty nesters.

The open plan living & dining area forms the social

centre of the home, with sliding doors out to the

patio and easy-care, fully fenced garden which

presents scope for enthusiastic gardeners to

get creative. There are three bedrooms on offer,

with the master benefiting from an ensuite and

the neutral colour scheme provides the perfect

backdrop for your furnishings while the presence of

a heat pump will keep any winter chills at bay.

Keen interest is anticipated in this increasingly

popular location, and your earliest viewing is

advised. Contact Mike for more information.

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Elyse Campbell

021 187 6217

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Imaginative, earthy and fresh

Clean lines and colours with a warm homely feeling best

describe Jennian Homes’ new showhome in The Borough.

One of Faringdon’s most recent stages, The Borough

is emerging as Rolleston’s latest showhome village, and

Jennian Homes are one of the first building companies to

open the doors to their new showhome.

First impressions count with a combination of white

gloss brick and Linea cladding drawing the eye to this

home. The brick cladding is carried into the home along

one side of the defined entryway in a black gloss brick,

showcasing how permanent materials might enliven this

area of the home.

The showhome was based on Jennian Homes’

Summerhill plan, with a few changes to illustrate what

might be added into a home. The effect is a 205sqm

extremely liveable and attractive home, where there is

plenty of opportunity to maximise indoor/

outdoor living.

Stylishly decorated with generous windows to

ensure a light, bright four bedroom home there

are two living areas, separated by double doors

for a more formal lounge.

Overlooking the dining area, the kitchen

has unique features. These include an island

bench augmented with an angled end board,

woodgrain cabinetry with light grey acrylic

TriStone bench top giving a sparkling sheen

look, double sink and tower Fawcett. Space

is provided for a large refrigerator on the

opposing wall where dark grey cabinetry

handsomely offsets the timber-look splash back

and hanging cupboards above the cooktop.

This blend of monochromatic, grey and earthy

colours is simply striking.

A walk-in pantry sits off to one side while the kitchen

feels part of the family room where there is space for

dining and living.

The home has two bathrooms with brushed Nickel

tapware creating a point of difference. The separate toilet

and main bathroom share an incredibly effective colour

scheme where white walls and fittings contrast with the

timber look flooring. The bathroom has a metre square

shower, heated towel rail and freestanding corner bath

fitted so cleaning is easier.

In the Master bedroom, there is a walk-in robe and

ensuite. The latter features a fully tiled and glass-door

walk-in shower, along with tiles behind the floating vanity

and on the floor.

Access to the garage is via a separate laundry where

built-in cabinetry offers ample under-bench space for

washing machine and dryer, and there is a separate storage

cupboard. Attic trusses in the garage offer even more

storage space.

The Summerhill offers the capacity to change aspects of

the design like extending a wall, repositioning the garage

entry or selecting one of three roof style options.

The showhome itself, has been set up as a mini version

of Jennian Homes’ Studio J Design Centre which presents

a wide range of options for fittings and features in a new

home.

You will find Jennian Homes’ latest showhome

at 2 Thornborough Drive in The Borough, just off

Springston Rolleston Road in Rolleston. The showhome

is open Wednesdays through to Sundays from 12noon

until 4pm.

Come on over...

...and visit our Brand NEW, stunning

architectural Ashburton Display Home from

the 23rd of November. It’s just a short drive!

Locally Owned & Operated

Corner of Whiteoak and Waterford Place, Tinwald

Display Home hours:

Wednesday and Thursday 12-3pm

Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm

Or by appointment

Call Michele on 027 491 5266 or 03 7411 436

Jennian Homes Canterbury

212 Main South Road, Hornby

P 03 7411 436

E canterbury@jennian.co.nz

jennian.co.nz

Facebook.com/JennianHomesCanterbury


A large, quality home sited in a private and established

5021m 2 park-like se ting in the sought after Claremont

Estate on the boundary of Christchurch City.

The home features four bedr oms (master with

en suite and walk-in robe), open-plan kitchen, dining

and living along with formal dining, lounge and

conservatory. Great ind or outd or flow to a large

sheltered deck set in sprawling lawns and easy care

gardens with automated watering. Triple car garaging,

security gates, ducted heating, solar energy and

security system are just a few of the many extras on

offer with this property. There is a separate standalone

spacious office/studio that gives options for

those who require a dedicated work from home space

or alternatively, r om for a dependant relative.

Set amongst other quality homes on larger sections,

this property maintains a semi-rural f el whilst being

a short, easy commute into the city or ou to Ro leston.

Selwyn Times

Auction (unless sold prior)

Thursday 19 October, 2pm

411 Blenheim Road

www.pggwre.co.nz/DAR26164

Karen Hennessy

Contact:

Phone: 03 341 4301

Mobile: 027 967 0186

karen.he ne sy@p gwrightson.co.nz

W ek commencing Tuesday, 3Rd ocToBeR 2017

As always, this builder has finished his latest new build to

perfection, incorporating a l the ‘must haves’ and more for

the discerning buyer. Situated on a 12 0m 2 section, with

an established backdrop, the substantial 315m 2 fl or plan

provides the ultimate in family living options. The su ny &

spacious open plan living r om boasts a designer kitchen

with 90cms oven, stone bench tops & a walk in pantry,

together with define dining, living & study spaces that

The formal lounge als opens to the landscaped garden

& has a boxed high stud ceiling with sound speakers. A l 4

bedr oms are fabulously proportioned qu en sized r oms,

with the master suite providing the perfect parents’ retreat

featuring an amazing dre sing r om with fu l wardrobe

system, a ditional storage & a beautiful tiled ensuite with

double tiled shower, fr estanding bath & twin vanities. The

family bathr om is equa ly elegant with a tiled shower &

twin vanities. Cosy up in front of the log burner, k ep your

toes warm with the under tile heating in the bathr oms &

k ep c ol or warm, as required, a the push of a bu ton with

2 heat pumps.

The home’s practical layout also includes a walk-in linen

r om, a substantial separate laundry, a tic storage with

la der a ce s and last, but certainly not least, hugely sought

after 4 car garaging. From the moment you a proach this

premium property, you wi l a preciate what a privilege it

would be to be able to ca l it ‘home’.

www.flemington.co.nz

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Brand new ‘show stopper’ with 4 car garaging

DeaDline Sale:

Closing 4pm on Monday

11th June 2018

(unless sold prior)

rwro leston.co.nz/RLL23148

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2 08) - West Melton

Sarah Booth

Contact:

Mobile: 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Contact:

Mobile: 027 224 4733

Lincoln - 03 325 7299

Ro leston - 03 347 9988

West Melton - 03 347 9933

THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRo S

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What to ask at

an open home

It’s easy to get carried away when you’re

searching through property listings for the

house of your dreams. But if you’re not careful,

home buying can become a nightmare.

“Buying a property is a complex and

potentially stressful process, not least

because it involves such a scary amount

of money,” says Kevin Lampen-Smith,

chief executive at the Real Estate Agents

Authority (REAA).

“It’s smart to do as much as you can to

reduce the risk of unwelcome surprises or

unexpected costs further down the line.”

In the first instance, Lampen-Smith

recommends drawing up a list of questions

to ask about properties you’re interested in.

“Remember that you can ask the real estate

agent anything you like about the property,”

he says. “They are also required to tell you

everything they know and not withhold

any details.”

If you’re not sure what to ask, here’s a handy

list of questions. Open homes can be busy,

so ask the agent if you can talk on the

phone, or send questions via email.

- Have there been any issues with the

property, such as earthquake damage or

water-tightness?

- Are there any offers on the property,

or have any contracts been cancelled by

potential buyers?

- How long has it been on the market? What

is the seller’s preferred settlement date?

- What maintenance, repairs or

improvements have been carried out? Do

these have permits?

- Is there a Land Information Memorandum

(LIM) available or a building report

prepared by an accredited property

surveyor?

- Is the property well-maintained? What

condition are the roof, piles, wiring, and

plumbing in?

- Is the property insulated? If so, to what

degree (eg walls, underfloor, ceiling)?

- Is there any risk of methamphetamine (P)

contamination?

- If there is a body corporate (usually for

apartments), what does that entail?

- Are there any issues with neighbours or

planned developments?

“If you are seriously considering making an

offer, you will need to do your own research

and seek professional advice. It may well

become your home, so you need to know as

much about it as possible to save unhappy

surprises later,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Knowing the right questions to ask is a

good starting point.”

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Dressing your

property up for sale

Your house is on the market and you hope to get a good price. While market

performance will largely influence this, presenting your home at its best will help.

Touchstone Homes

Falcons Landing Rolleston

15 Falcon Road, Rolleston

Open Wednesday to Sunday

10pm - 4pm

03 961 6046

www.touchstonehomes.co.nz

Jennian Homes

Canterbury

Rangiora

9 Westpark Boulevard

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

www.jennian.co.nz

First impressions count from the

moment potential buyers view a property

from the street to the moment they walk

through the front door.

Weed the garden, cut back unruly

shrubs and prune trees where needed.

Kill off weeds in the lawn, sprinkle grass

seed over bald patches and fertilise the

lawn.

Indoors, tidy up. Get rid of excess or

bulky furniture, toys, books, hobby items

or fitness equipment and if too many

photos on the wall pack these away so

the home looks roomy.

If there is a gap or a room needs

enhancing, look at what you have. A

piece of furniture might be painted up

or an old leather bound book popped

on the coffee table. Shelves will also add

depth to a narrow space while mirrors

may give the illusion of a larger space. In

entryways, add an easy chair, small table,

bookcase or large vase.

Awkward spaces such as coved ceilings

in attics or upstairs rooms might be

converted into storage shelving and

the room given a purpose as an office,

playroom or extra bedroom so viewers

can see how the room might be used.

Stow possessions neatly in containers,

shelving or tidily in cupboards;

highlighting the storage potential within

the home, ensuring it is clean and tidy

for viewing at any time.

Move the pets outside as not all buyers

will be pet lovers while some may suffer

pet allergies putting them off a house if

they see a pet inside.

If parts of the house look tired,

consider renovating by painting walls,

replacing worn carpet, or modernising

the kitchen, bathroom and toilet;

rooms that should sparkle. Replace

tired cabinetry, or the benches and

cupboard/drawer fronts then update old

toilets, showers or kitchen appliances.

Modernising these rooms can lift the

final selling price.

Use consistent and light paint colours

throughout for balance and seamlessness,

making the house appear more spacious.

An effect that is increased when walls

and curtains share the same or a similar

colour.

Consider the personality and purpose

of a room. Bright colours lift living areas

especially if large and open. However,

bedrooms are suited to calmer softer

colours with just a touch of bold. Layer

bedding or use throws for effect along

with cushions or a stuffed toy in a

children’s room.

With curtaining, smaller patterns or

plain fabrics are the rule for smaller

rooms whereas larger patterns make

spacious areas cosier. If blinds or drapes

are past their best, replace these even if it

is only with neutral cotton curtains. The

effect will be worth it.

Eco-friendly features will also add

value for some buyers though not

universally, however earthy natural

colours and features are popular.

Consider who your target buyers are

likely to be and what will appeal to them.

Move the pets outside as

not all buyers will be pet

lovers while some may

suffer pet allergies

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New Show Home Coming Soon

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Phone Dave 021 196 1480

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Signature Homes

Farington, Rolleston

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Falcons Landing, Rolleston

1 Falcon Road, Falcons Landing

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Prestons Park

37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive

Marshland, Christchurch

Both open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Show Room/Office:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788

www.signature.co.nz

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events wi l not go ahead next

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Celebrating Selwyn chairwoman

year but an organiser says she is

hopeful this is no th end.

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material ahead of th event.

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fortnight next year in March award for community impact. Rockhouse said.

One of the district’s major promotional

events wi l not go ahead next

Wendy Rockhouse said organisers place in the calendar because there

However, a lack of both volun-

Celebrating Selwyn chairwoman “I think Celebrating Selwyn has a

year but an organiser says she is

have had to a cep they didn’t have the is so much diversity out here but

hopeful this is no th end.

manpower to try and get more groups it wi l n ed to have people that are

The bie nial Celebrating Selwyn, It has b en run every two years registered in time to produce promotional

material ahead of th event. hundreds of hours myself - and you

prepared to work at it. I have put in

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Phone: 021 000 0000

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place in the calendar because there

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it wi l n ed to have people that are

prepared to work at it. I have put in

hundreds of hours myself - and you

n ed to. • Turn to page 2

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Wednesday 20th november

1.00pm - 1.30pm

18B Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Rolleston

thursday 21st november

1.00pm - 2.00pm

2.00pm - 2.30pm

3.00pm - 3.30pm

5.00pm - 5.30pm

12.00pm - 12.30pm

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Harcourts Hornby

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Harcourts Rolleston

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Ray White Lincoln

Friday 22nd november

18B Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Rolleston

saturday 23rd november

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Bayleys Canterbury

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Harcourts Lincoln

12.15pm - 1.00pm Guildford Street, Burnside

Harcourts Lincoln

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Ray White Lincoln

11.30am - 12.00pm 1-29 Laing Crescent, Heathcote Valley

Bayleys Canterbury

11.30am - 12.00pm 18 Lansdowne Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

11.30am - 12.15pm 1109 Leeston Road, Irwell

Ray White Lincoln

11.45am - 12.15pm 16A Brookside Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm 18BA Fatima Street, Redwood

Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm - 12.30pm 21 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln

Bayleys Canterbury

12.00pm - 12.30pm 4 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

12.00pm - 12.30pm 4/271 Bealey Ave, Christchurch City

Harcourts Rolleston

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41 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

7 Challow Court, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

8 Riverside Lane, Tai Tapu

Harcourts Rolleston

Guildford Street, Burnside

Ray White Lincoln

2 Full Moon, Rolleston

Harcourts Hornby

38 Lansdowne Way, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

5 Melville Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1 Spring Place, Leeston

Ray White Rolleston

18B Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Rolleston

30 Liffey Springs Drive, Lincoln

Property Brokers

5 Blewbury Court, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

54 O’Reilly Road, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

46 Eastfield Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

786 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

81 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

188 Knights Road, Weedons

Property Brokers

24 Park Lane Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

34 Park Lane Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

585 Robinsons Road Broadfield

Harcourts Rolleston

13 School Lane, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

20 Millstream Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

3 Barton Fields, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

33 McLenaghan Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

6 Biggles Place, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

15 Taumutu Road, Southbridge

Harcourts Hornby

298 Russley Road Avonhead

Harcourts Rolleston

7 Stonebridge Way, Prebbleton

Bayleys Canterbury

3 Picasso Place Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

48 Woodville Street, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

8 Dalwood Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

26 Burnham School Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

80 Preston Avenue, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

15 Knights Road, Rolleston

Property Brokers

27 Allendale Lane, Lincoln

Bayleys Canterbury

5 Cassini Place, Leeston

Ray White Lincoln

22 Charles Major Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

18 Lynley Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

420 Leeston Taumutu Road, Leeston

Harcourts Lincoln

9 Allendale Lane, Lincoln

Harcourts Lincoln

121 Andersons Road, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

4/545 Maddisons Road Weedons

Harcourts Rolleston

196b Sharps Road West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

670 Springston Rolleston Road

Harcourts Lincoln

39 McCauley Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

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FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL OPEN HOMES, PLEASE CONTACT THE REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

39 McCauley Street, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

4/545 Maddisons Road, Weedons

Property Brokers

670 Springston Rolleston Road

Harcourts Rolleston

42 Shelley Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

16 Burford Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

21 Potters Lane, Tai Tapu

Ray White Rolleston

37 Chapman Street, Leeston

Harcourts Rolleston

5 The Mews, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

56 Beaumont Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Leeston

600 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

7 Sheridan Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Lincoln

88 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

9 Seymour Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Hornby

15 Coachmans Road, Prebbleton

Harcourts Lincoln

28 Bethany Road Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

11 Seymour Drive, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

103B Lowes Road Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

376 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Ray White Lincoln

43 Glendene Court, Rolleston

(off Mary Brittan Drive)

Harcourts Rolleston

109 Kemble Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

52 Bells Road West Melton

Property Brokers

13 Everest Way, Springston

Harcourts Rolleston

51 Tancreds Road, Lincoln

Bayleys Canterbury

703 Robinsons Road, Broadfield

Harcourts Rolleston

18 Gracia Avenue, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

18 Palladio Avenue, Leeston

Harcourts Hornby

29 Amur Crescent, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

4/652 Springston Rolleston Road

Ray White Rolleston

77 Southfield Drive, Lincoln

Matson & Allan Rolleston

13 Patiki Street, Lincoln

Bayleys Canterbury

357 Hanmer Road, Irwell

Ray White West Melton

1/378 Gilmours Road,Tai Tapu

Harcourts Lincoln

283 Greenpark Road, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

43 Burnham School Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

45 Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1041 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

3 Lancelot Close, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

39 Shadbolt Lane, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

9 Corriedale Lane, West Melton

Harcourts Lincoln

273 Curraghs Road, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

31 Amur Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

9 Turi Place, Lincoln

Harcourts Lincoln

460 Newtons Road, West Melton

Harcourts Lincoln


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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 7 Sheridan Drive

ULTIMATE FAMILY HOME WITH TRIPLE CAR

GARAGE

• Fabulous location

• Substantial house and grounds

• Stunning kitchen with reputable appliances

• Two spacious living areas

• Four double bedrooms

• Large master bedroom with oversized WIR

• Stunning bathroom with Spa bath

• Fabulous internal storage and separate laundry

• Wonderful outdoor entertaining area

• Established and secure 1505sqm section

• Triple car garage

Viewing: Sun 2.00pm – 2.30pm

Price: Neg Over $795,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0629

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 29 Amur Crescent

SIMPLY STRIKING WITH TRIPLE

CAR GARAGE

• Architecturally designed 241sqm family home in

Falcons Landing

• Two large separate living areas

• Substantial kitchen with walk in pantry

• Stone bench tops

• Reputable appliances

• Four double bedrooms with superb master suite

• Three further generous bedrooms

• Stylish family bathroom with free standing bath

• Separate laundry, fabulous internal storage

• Triple car garage

Viewing: Sun 2.45pm – 3.15pm

Price: Neg Over $655,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0561

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 100 Branthwaite Drive

BIG IS JUST SO MUCH BETTER

• Large 1385m 2 section

• 230m 2 three bedroom home

• Multiple large living areas

• Separate kitchen

• Master with WIR and ensuite

• Office

• Internal access double garage

• Handy to Rolleston College and Foster Park

Price: $525,000

incl $2000 landscape package

View: www.marealestate.co.nz

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 51 Masefield Drive

NEAR NEW THREE BEDROOM HOME IN

PRIME LOCATION

• 186m 2 home with two large living areas

• Fully fenced 526m 2 section

• Master with ensuite

• Excellent indoor outdoor flow

• Walk in pantry

• Separate laundry

• Double garage

• 2-3 min walk to shopping centres

Viewing: By appointment

Price: Neg Over $530,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0647

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 53 Lucca Crescent

EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY

• Brand new 304m 2 four double bedroom home

• 2504m 2 fully irrigated and fenced section

• Super sized kitchen/living area

• Fully tiled bathrooms

• Zoned ducted heat pump WIFI controlled

• Log burner

• Four car fully insulated and carpeted garage

• Stone bench tops

• High quality fittings and fixtures throughout

• 150mm well plus mains supply

• Zoned Weedons Primary School

Viewing: Sun 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Asking Price: $589,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0627

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

DARFIELD - Creyke Road

TORLESSE ESTATE

• 7 x 1 Hectare blocks

• Power, telephone, fibre and town water to boundary

• Close to all Darfield amenities

• Titles issued

Price: $250,000 per block.

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0542

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Juliet Flanagan

027 490 8019

Connie van der Klei

021 449 174

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