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National’s new Selwyn hopeful

NICOLA GRIGG will

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candidate in next year’s

election.

The 39-year-old takes

over from the retiring

Amy Adams.

Today she talks to

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her family background in

politics, farming, growing

the economy and how

National will take back

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Motorists

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• By Devon Bolger

TWO PEOPLE were taken to

hospital after a car crash at the

weekend - caused by a driver

dropping a piece of paper.

A motorist lost control of his

vehicle as he tried to pick up

the piece of paper on Masefield

Drive, Rolleston about 3.20pm

on Sunday.

He crossed the centre and collided

with an oncoming vehicle,

said Sergeant Phil Bayne.

Sergeant Bayne said the driver

will be issued with a $150 fine

for failing to stay in his lane.

He said distracted drivers are

a common occurrence in the

district.

“It is very common. Distracted

drivers are one of our main

focuses,” he said.

It was a reminder that motorists

need to keep their eyes

on the road and stay focused,

Sergeant Bayne said.

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NICOLA GRIGG looks a good fit for

retiring Selwyn MP Amy Adams (see pages

9,10,11).

Adams and her National predeccesors

have had a stranglehold on the electorate

for a long, long time.

Grigg may have more challenges with the recent boundary

changes and the changing demographic in the Selwyn district.

But she’s odds-on to retain the seat for National in next year’s

election, in my humble - and unbiased - view anyway.

Grigg popped into the office last week. She’s a very affable

individual, with a good brain, good sense of humour and she

knows the political system, inside and out.

She was also a journalist in a previous life, before being press

secretary for Bill English.

So she must be good!

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• By Devon Bolger

WEST MELTON’S Maddie

Collins is battling what could be

the end of her new kidney.

The 15-year-old suffers from

kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome,

and underwent her second

kidney transplant in January

last year.

Her mother, Sarah Manson-

Collins said she has lost a lot of

function to the organ recently.

“The last bit of rejection really

affected the function to the

point where they have actually

been investigating her veins for a

fistula so she can start dialysis at

some stage.

“We’re not at that stage just yet

but we know it will be inevitable,

it’s coming,” she said.

Mrs Manson-Collins said

Maddie will continue to have

blood tests to monitor the kidney’s

function.

“We want to get through this

Christmas period and at the moment

it’s just about maximising

all of her different medication

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She said they can see the difference

the declining kidney

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In spite of everything, having

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“We want to show the difference

organ donation can make

to people’s lives. Yes, Maddie has

had it rough but this kidney has

given her a couple of years without

being on dialysis and that’s

much better than being on it.”

Maddie received a ‘miracle’

second kidney transplant in

January last year after being told

there was only a two per cent

chance of finding a match in

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The first was donated six years

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Parents open up about the horror

IT HAS been just over

two months since fouryear-old

Jackson White

was struck and killed

by a forklift operated

by his father, Ian. Today,

his parents Ian and

Meredith White talk

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time to reporter Sophie

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NOBODY WAS ever a stranger

for too long around Jackson

White.

The bubbly, curly-haired boy

would chat to random people on

the street and offer hugs to the

women working at the supermarket.

He was a familiar face at his

parents’ Prebbleton-based business,

Lincoln Grain and Produce,

next door to their home.

Their customers knew him

well, and little Jackson was in his

element.

Like many little boys, he was

fascinated by trucks, diggers,

tractors and any type of construction.

On Monday, September 30, the

morning started like any normal

day for the White family.

It was school holidays and

Jackson’s playcentre was closed.

Jackson was shadowing his dad

FAMILY: Meredith, Ian and Fletcher White are coming to terms with the loss of their family

member, four-year-old Jackson.

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Ian as he worked at the business.

Just before 2pm, their world

changed forever.

Jackson was struck by a forklift,

operated by Ian. His injuries were

critical. There was a desperate

attempt at medical attention, but

he died at the scene.

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Ian and Meredith can’t bring

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in their living room, holding onto

their second child, Fletcher, who

is 19-months-old.

It was Ian who phoned 111.

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“Ian and I held each other. I

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of the day they lost their son

CHEEKY: Jackson White was larger than life and no one

was ever a stranger for too long around him.

Ian and Meredith are still

trying to come to terms with life

without Jackson.

Ian spoke of the ‘what-ifs’ that

trouble him the most.

“The hardest bit is what we

have lost and what we are going

to miss out on. Watching him

grow up together. The what-ifs.

Starting school, birthdays,

Christmas,” he said.

Fletcher, Jackson’s little brother,

does not realise what has happened.

Said Meredith: “He sits in his

high chair and looks for Jackson

down the corridor. Just this week

we have got some photos of the

two boys printed and he just

sits there and looks at him. He

doesn’t realise what’s happened,

but we certainly are going to keep

Jackson’s memory alive and talk

about him.

“He was very protective of him.

If Fletcher woke up crying from

a sleep, Jackson would be at his

door, waiting to go in. He didn’t

quite like sharing all his toys

with him, but if he was upset,

he would give him something.

They would get up in the morning,

throw all the cushions off

the couch and wrestle, nicely of

course. There was lots of playing.

“Every now and again there is

something that will set you off.

He use to take his Matchbox cars

everywhere, so we are still finding

them in odd places.”

Jackson’s personality was

“larger than life.”

While his delayed speech

meant he only knew how to say

about 10 words going into this

year, he always knew how to articulate

what he wanted, Ian said.

He was able to understand

words and follow instructions

but struggled to form words and

create sentences.

“Pretty much ever since he

went to Melodies (his preschool),

his speech just took off

and he was able to form threeword

sentences. We had a speechlanguage

therapist that came out.

We did horse riding as well to

help that, there is research that

shows animals improve language.

“He loved horses, he loved dogs

and he loved our cats. He would

chase around after them and he

was just content to sit with them,”

Meredith said.

‘If someone was upset, he

would try and comfort and

help them’

– Meredith White

His blonde curls stood out so

much, people would follow them

in the supermarket and ask about

his hair.

“There was never a stranger

with him for too long. He would

chat to random people on the

street. He would have hugs for all

the ladies down at the supermarket.

He would sit on anybody’s

knee.

“If someone was upset, he

would try and comfort and

help them. There was a wee girl

who had lost one of her toys at

playcentre and he went and found

it for her,” Meredith said.

At Tai Tapu Playcentre, Jackson

spent his days discovering bugs,

playing with blocks and building

towers, drowning the sandpit in

water, then digging rivers and

channels.

“He had learnt skills there that

we didn’t even realise he had, like

putting on his shoes.”

Jackson loved animals, bouncing

on the trampoline and baking

with his mum.

“He loved baking in the

kitchen, especially the measuring

and scooping. It took him about

a year to discover to lick the beaters,”

she said.

Aside from baking, Jackson

also loved eating, especially

bread.

Ian described reaching for a

loaf of bread only to find little

fingers had pulled out the middle

of the pieces.

The couple described their

relationship, which had become

much closer since tragedy struck

their family.

“When one of us is feeling

down, the other one takes over.

We talk, communicate and tag

team. It has obviously brought us

a lot closer together.

“The support of the community,

Fire and Emergency, the

customers and playcentre has

just been unbelievable. We are

so grateful. Even now, every day

there is someone who will text or

phone or ring to say how are you

going? Thinking of you guys, is

there anything we can do?

Jackson’s funeral was filled

with things he loved, including

music, bubbles and balloons.

More than $26,000 was raised

for his family by 351 people

through a Givealittle page following

his death.

The family is receiving

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and Emergency New Zealand.

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Businesses to benefit from dairy payout

• By Devon Bolger

A PREDICTED $50 million

dollar dairy payout is likely to

boost the economy of the whole

district.

And Selwyn Business Group

chairman Richard Tait said it

won’t just be farmers who benefit

from a good financial season.

“They are generally sensible

with their money but if the payouts

are good and the business

confidence is up, they are typically

happy to spend and share

that.

“When the farmers did well, so

did the whole district,” he said.

The latest Infometrics Quarterly

Economic Monitor report

says the dairy payout in the

district for the 2019/20 season

is expected to be about $48.4

million higher than last season,

assuming that production levels

from last season are maintained.

The total payout for the season

is expected to be $488 million

compared to $439 million for the

previous season.

The payout is a double dose of

good news for Selwyn.

Latest figures show economic

growth in the district surpassed

twice the national average over

the last year.

Gross domestic product in

the district grew by 5.2 per cent,

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Leeston’s Crate and Barrel

owner Craig Bradford said the

dairy payout was good news for

everyone.

“When farmers have money,

everyone else has money. It’s a

real farming community out

here. If they’re doing it hard

then everyone’s doing it hard so

hopefully if they put a bit more

money in their pocket then we

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Geoff McCabe said when

farmers get a larger payout they

do tend to spend more.

“We do see an increase in sales

when the farmers have more

money.

“There are many variables in

our industry but we would hope

to see an upswing in sales as a

result of this payout,” he said.

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community, farmers and the

agricultural support sector.

“We know that nearly one in

five Selwyn residents works in

the primary sector, with many

more businesses providing

services to the agricultural sector

– for example many of the large

employers in IZONE are agricultural

businesses,” he said.

“When our rural sector is doing

well, the whole community

benefits as this provides more income

to support local businesses

and employees.”

Mr Finch said recent seasons

have been more challenging for

farmers.

“A positive season will allow

investment on farms, will help

fund the cost of meeting new

environmental requirements and

also potentially assist with debt

repayment and cash flow demands.

It will certainly improve

farmer confidence.”

Meanwhile, consumer spending

in the district is up 9.3 per

cent and tourist spending grew

by 8 per cent in the year to September.

The district council issued 312

new residential consents during

the September quarter, up by 18

per cent from the same time last

year.

A further 38 industrial and

commercial consents were issued

over the quarter this year worth

$20.2 million.

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Beard to get chop

• By Devon Bolger

THE FAMOUS Grouse’s

Leroy Brown was

scheduled to lose his beard

last night.

Mr Brown offered it up

as part of the business’s

Movember campaign to

raise money for men’s

health.

He has been growing his

beard for three years and

pledged to shave it off if

$5000 was raised.

He he was a little frightened

to see his own face

and was unsure how many

chins he had under the

beard.

Mr Brown said Movember,

the annual men’s

health fundraiser, was

worth it.

“It’s always been a good

cause to get behind and I

thought well if my involvement

can help raise more

money then why not?” he

said.

Mr Brown said he

received a lot of support

from the community

around the fundraising

campaign.

“I get asked about it

every day. I think it is good

because it’s a big push for

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just ask about the beard

they ask about how the

fundraising is going and

how everything is panning

out.”

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Our People

Nicola Grigg

Politics and farming a true blue mix

Nicola Grigg will be

National’s candidate

in next year’s election,

replacing the retiring

Amy Adams. She talks to

Louis Day

What was your reaction to

being selected as the National

candidate for Selwyn?

I was just thrilled, I really was,

I had so much support from

members around the electorate

and this is just something I have

wanted to do for a long long long

time. I was probably a little bit

shocked as well as there were two

high calibre candidates there as

well. It was definitely a mixture

of elation and shock.

What is your connection to

the Selwyn electorate?

I was born and raised on a family

farm in Mt Somers. That was

a bit of a technicality, at the time

it was in the Selwyn electorate

but then there was a boundary

change in 2007 so it got pulled

into the Rangitata electorate. But

when you grow up on a farm in

Mid Canterbury all your family

friends and all your family is all

deeply connected.

Boundaries are boundaries, but

if I look at all the big rural seats

from South Canterbury to North

Canterbury you have got Waitaki

Rangitata, Selwyn, Waimak they

are all really interwoven and my

connection is just growing up

in the region really and being

involved in the farming community.

Tell me about your family’s

history in politics.

Politics has always been of

interest for me because of my

family connections. My great

grandfather Major Arthur Grigg

was the MP for Ashburton in the

early 1940s and he was killed in

the second World War. Then his

wife Mary Grigg stood to replace

him and stood uncontested and

she ended up being National’s

first female MP.

She was very pro-women and

very pro-agriculture. I read some

of her speeches now and it is literally

like history repeating itself.

How did you become a journalist

and what prompted the

transition into politics?

I went to broadcasting school

straight after finishing high

school at St Margaret’s College.

I think the career advisor at the

time steered me in the direction

of journalism because I talked

a lot. So yeah, I became a journalist,

did a bit of travel, came back,

lived in Queenstown, got made

redundant a couple of times during

the global financial crisis and

then I moved home at the end of

2010 to Canterbury. That is when

the quake started and when the

newsrooms were hiring, so I went

to Newstalk ZB.

At the time, because it was a

post-quake environment all the

Government ministers like Key,

English, Brownlee and Amy

Adams were coming here regularly

and I was interfacing with them a

PASSING THE

TORCH: Nicola

Grigg (left),

with retiring

Selwyn MP

Amy Adams

lot as a reporter. I got offered a job

after the 2014 elections in Simon

Bridges’ office after he was made

the Minister of Transport and

Minister of Energy Resources.

I really wasn’t sure because I

loved being a reporter. I went

over to Greymouth and it was the

day Key and Bridges announced

they weren’t going to re-enter the

Pike River Mine.

When Key came down and

announced that they weren’t going

to go back in, it was just the

way they handled it with such

empathy and logic and I thought

actually I do want to get involved

with that team.

So I went up to Wellington

in 2014, worked with Simon for

about four months and then I

got an opportunity to go into

Bill English’s office, I was there

for two years with him as the

Minister of Finance and the year

he was Prime Minister.

When Bill resigned I always had

in the back that I wanted to be

an MP, so in the middle of 2018 I

thought it was time to come home

and get in a position to find a seat

and it was a stroke of luck that my

home seat opened up.

What did you aspire to be as a

child, was it a politician?

I wanted to be a vet! Just because

I grew up on a farm riding

ponies, I loved animals, I wanted

to be a vet but it turned out I was

not very good at science.

Hobbies outside of work?

I love horse riding still to this

day but I don’t get much time,

I also love skiing, but I just run

and hike when I can, never been

to a gym in my life, I just love the

outdoors.

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Our People

SELWYN TIMES

Nicola Grigg

The importance of growing the

CONNECTED: Nicola Grigg worked as Bill English’s press

secretary during his time as prime minister.

• From page 9

Dead or alive, who would you

want to sit down and have a

drink with?

Elizabeth I. She is my hero. She

was just such a clever politician,

she bought together such a fatuous

country by just being really

clever about it.

You know that famous quote,

I will probably get this wrong,

but it is something along the

lines of, I will not make windows

into men’s souls. As in to say she

didn’t care what people actually

thought in the privacy of her own

home as long as they towed her

line I guess and were loyal to her

and she was just such a shrewd

operator in an era when she was

the only woman in the world

doing it.

Where are you based at the

moment?

I am in the city at the moment,

but my family are based in the

electorate so for the duration of

the selection, I was hubbing in

and out of their place. I am house

hunting at the moment. I really

like both West Melton and that

Lincoln, Prebbleton and Tai Tapu

area.

I have committed to the membership

that I will be living there

by the new year. You can add that

to my hobbies, I spend my weekends

going around open homes

at the moment.

What would you say your

priorities would be if you were

elected as the MP for Selwyn?

First and foremost changing

the government. But with regards

to Selwyn, I come at it with a

couple of perspectives.

My time working as a press

secretary for Bill English under

the former National Government

I really learnt the importance of

growing the economy. With my

current role with New Zealand

Trade and Enterprise, I deal

with a lot of export businesses

based out of Selwyn, particularly

start-up companies coming out

of Lincoln Agritech and Lincoln

University.

So for me, it is about encouraging

business within the electorate

to grow.

How do you think the Labourled

Government has performed

over this term?

There has been unnecessary

stressors put on new Zealanders

and whether that is through the

gradual slowing down of the

economy or a lack of funding

into essential services that were

promised into healthcare and

particularly mental health. But

the one aspect that makes me

really angry is the treatment of

our agricultural sector and our

farming community.

ACTIVE:

Nicola Grigg

skiing at Mt

Hutt.

I’m from a farm. My community,

neighbours, everybody farms

and these are clever businesspeople.

They are sophisticated and

they are very conscious of their

environmental responsibilities

and they are some of the most

productive food producers in the

world.

Yet they are trying to operate

in a regulatory environment that

is actually condemning them and

stopping them from doing what

they are really good at doing.

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SELWYN TIMES

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Wednesday December 4 2019 13

News

Long walk for cancer

and grandfather

• By Devon Bolger

TIM ADAMS will try

and walk the length of the

South Island in honour of

his grandfather who died

of cancer.

The 35-year-old Rolleston

man began his 960km

walk from Picton to Bluff

on Saturday.

Today he should be just

south of Kaikoura.

His aim is to complete

about 41.7km each day,

nearly the length of a

marathon, for 23 days.

It is all in memory of his

grandfather and to raise

money and awareness for

the Cancer Society.

His goal was to fundraise

$3000 but he had

already surpassed that

before he even set off.

His goal is now to

Burglars spoil it for school kids

• By Devon Bolger

BURGLARS raided the

Ellesmere College school

canteen in Leeston on

Wednesday night, taking

the cash register and

leaving the freezers open

so the food went off.

Principal Ronan Bass

said the burglars broke

into to the canteen with a

crowbar.

“They have then stolen

fundraise $5000 and on

Monday he had $4750.

Mr Adams was 12 when

his grandfather died of

lung cancer.

“His name was Ian William

Corbishley and he

was in his late 50s. I’d like

to think we were pretty

close and he’s kind of like

a guardian that’s always

stuck with me since then,

guiding me,” he said.

Mr Adams is walking

with a photo of his grandfather

with him.

“I then decided I wanted

to get photos

of anyone

that’s

been affected

by

cancer.

I’ve received

the cash register and

unfortunately all of the

freezer lids were left open

overnight so the food has

now spoiled and is unable

to be sold,” he said.

Mr Bass said the

canteen is operated by

a private company. As a

result of the break-in, the

canteen will be closed for

the rest of the school year.

“Obviously this has

created quite a dent in

photos from workmates

and even strangers, I have

18 now.

“I want it to be everyone’s

walk. I want it to feel

like their walking with me,

behind me or beside me.”

Mr Adams should begin

to pass through the district

on Saturday.

The public can join him

for part of the walk in

Rolleston at 4pm, starting at

Dick Roberts Pl and ending

on East Maddisons Rd.

He is expected to finish

the walk on December 22.

*To keep up to date on

Mr Adams journey visit

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“I want it to be

everyone’s walk. I

want it to feel like

their walking with

me, behind me or

beside me.”

DETERMINED: Tim Adams has set off on his 960km journey from Picton to

Bluff to raise money for cancer and honour his grandfather.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

their profit margins so

the decision was made to

close it for the remainder

of the year.”

He said police have

completed a scene examination

and will continue

to investigate.

“They have been out

here today and really it’s

up to them now to work

through the processes that

they work through.”

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Projects reflect booming population

There are a number of

projects under way in

the district to service

the booming population

growth. Devon Bolger

looks into how some

of the major projects

are going

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

extension

The approved budget for the

project is $14.8 million of which

$1.1 million has been allocated

for a café facility.

The expansion of the aquatic

centre will include a new 10-

lane, 25m pool to help ease

additional demand for lessons

and recreational swimming and

an upgrade of the management/

administration space.

Contractors Armitage Williams

have completed the piles

for the new extension. The

proposed five-week shutdown for

January 2020 will not be occurring.

The building programme

allows for much of the work to be

completed out of hours or staged.

The urgent heat pump replacement

will be undertaken March

2020. One shutdown which is

unavoidable due to power outage

will be a maximum of one day.

The next steps are continuing

foundations for the new extension

and the new family changing

rooms.

The new facility extension will

be completed December 2020

and construction complete second

quarter 2021.

Rolleston Library and Community

Centre (Te Ara Atea)

The approved budget for the

project is $22.2 million.

It will see the construction

of a new innovative library and

community centre which will be

an anchor for the Rolleston town

centre.

Building consent has now been

obtained and enabling works

and site set up commenced in

November. The superstructure

will be carried out from December

2019.

The next step is to carry on

with the initial phases of construction.

Construction of the programme

is expected to be

completed in the second quarter

of 2021.

Foster Park indoor courts

The approved budget for the

project is $21 million budget

The new indoor court complex

and changing room/toilet facilities

will service the outside fields

at Foster Park.

Apollo Projects were appointed

as lead contractor for the design

and build. Design around internal

layout proceeding in conjunction

with the district council

community services team and is

virtually complete.

The next step is the progression

of the developed and

detailed design work.

The opening of the facility

is expected during the second

quarter of 2021.

Foster Park changing rooms

and public toilets

The approved budget for the

project is $1.7 million.

It includes a new changing

room complex located at the

Dynes Rd end of Foster Park

which includes, two premier

change rooms and four standard

change rooms, two official

rooms, six public toilets. There

will also be a standalone Permaloo

public toilet to service the

southwest corner of Foster Park.

Construction is progressing on

site. The roof has been completed

with internal fitout progressing.

Installation of the Permaloo for

the separate public toilet building

is complete.

The next steps are finishing

the internal fitouts and concrete

apron.

The changing rooms are

expected to be completed in

December.

Seismic strengthening of

Sheffield Hall

The approved budget for the

project is $289,000.

It will see the seismic strengthening

of the hall and building

code compliance.

Work has been completed and

the building now handed over to

the district council operations

team and Sheffield-Waddington

Community committee.

The next step is the planning

of an opening celebration by the

committee.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund

projects

The district council received

$267,800 in round two of the

Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

This covers approximately 50

per cent of the $535,469 total cost

of the projects.

All of the planned projects

have now been largely completed,

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- Arthur’s Pass public toilet

effluent system upgrade

- Dunsandel public toilet expansion

and upgrade

- Rakaia Gorge public toilet

wastewater system upgrade

- Campervan waste water

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Lake Coleridge Village, Tai Tapu,

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- Kowai Pass Domain facilities

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The district council has been

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The following projects have

obtained funding support:

Upgrade of the Coes Ford

toilets wastewater system –

district council received $33,250

contribution plus $6,400 to cover

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Lakeside Domain Toilet

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new toilet block with 8 pans plus

a wastewater holding tank - district

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Springston Public Toilets –

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Your Local Views

Understanding the key to

increasing bittern population

Environment

Canterbury

councillor

Vicky

Southworth

writes about

bitterns, a

critically

endangered bird which

lives at Lake Ellesmere

I SPENT last Saturday night

listening out for bitterns booming

on the fringes of Te Waihora, or

Lake Ellesmere. I was part of a

volunteer team helping Emma

Williams from the Department

of Conservation with her research

on the elusive bittern.

Male bitterns don’t tweet, they

boom. They are advertising to

passing females that they have

found a great nesting spot. A good

nesting spot has dense raupō, or

bulrushes, which offers a hiding

place from harriers overhead.

There were two circling overhead

while I watched the lake – and a

food source close by.

Large flocks of bittern were

reported in the past, and males

could stay in the territory of

just a few hectares during the

breeding season. Recent research

using GPS shows that these days

individual males roam widely,

probably in search of food. This

change in behaviour is thought to

be due to degraded habitat.

Bittern feed using sight to catch

their prey, meaning they need

shallow water that is sufficiently

clear to see into. They are vulnerable

to predation if low water levels

force them to feed away from the

vegetated lake edges.

Only 10 per cent of New

Zealand’s original wetlands now

remain, and much of what’s left

CRITICAL: The elusive bittern

is now critically endangered

due to loss of habitat and

predation. PHOTO M.F. SOPER

is degraded. The female birds

struggle to both protect and feed

their brood and the population

nationally has declined rapidly

in the last 40 years or so. Sadly,

the species is now considered

critically endangered with less

than 1000 left in New Zealand.

Understanding more about these

birds and what they need will

help improve habitat management

around the lake and hopefully

support an increased population

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Christmas about

relationships and

forgiveness

MERRY

CHRISTMAS

from Mayor

Sam Broughton

It has been a

busy year which

has seen a few

changes on the district council.

John Morten, Craig Watson

and Pat McEvedy all stood down

at the election and we have been

joined by Jenny Gallagher, Sophie

McInnes and Shane Epiha.

The voices that they bring

to our table has been both

encouraging and challenging as

we look to serve our community

together. It means that over the

past three years we have had

seven of twelve new faces on

council. Selwyn is ever changing

and so is our representation.

I’m sure things have changed

in your life too. Perhaps you

have moved home, or your

child has moved out of home or

started at school.

Perhaps your father has taken

up a new hobby or your mother

now prefers to walk rather than

drive. Maybe you’ve had a new

addition to your family or for

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some of us we have sadly lost

members of our family.

Christmas is the time of year

when we take a break and reflect

on who we are and the year we

have had. We look at how far we

have come and think about some

of the people who have helped

us get here. Perhaps we measure

that in the size of a tree we once

planted or the depth of love we

now feel for someone.

Christmas is about relationships

being repaired and offering

forgiveness to one another. It’s

about humility and serving one

another. That was the original

meaning of Christmas and I

trust that it is true for you this

Christmas too.

May you enjoy the summer

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Selwyn Times

Jam packed

Summer in Selwyn

begins

Summer in Selwyn is back with more events and ways than ever to enjoy your summer.

The Summ in Selwyn guide was delivered to Selwyn homes over the weekend (rural delivery

arriving this week), providing information on more than 90 activity and event options available

around the district until March.

For the first time, the Council has included guided walks, along with a list of activities families

can do in their own time such as good walking and fishing spots, cycling tracks, playgrounds and

picnic places.

Selwyn has loads of organised activities over summer, but also plenty of natural features locals

have been telling us about and we think this guide is a good way to let newer residents know

more about teh district and encourage people to make the most of them,” Council’s Community

Services and Facilities Group Manager, Denise Kidd says.

“We are also really proud of the huge range of organised activities and events that are on offer, with

something happening most days – from craft or technology experiences to music and outdoors fun.”

Council events include two outdoor movies and two drive-in movies starting with a sprinkling of

Christmas magic with The Santa Clause at the Lincoln Green on Sunday 15 December.

The popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic is back, along with Pool Parties in Sheffield, Darfield and

Southbridge and a special Pool of Rock party at Selwyn Aquatic Centre.

Our Libraries team has joined with Christchurch City Libraries to run a Whānau Fun day with

stories, craft, technology and a Faerie Party in Lincoln in January.

There’s also a great line up of community organised events including fêtes, fitness events, picnics,

Christmas parades along with Children’s Day activities around the district on 1 March.

For a list of Summer in Selwyn activity and event options, visit selwyn.govt.nz/events or

facebook.com/selwyndistrictcouncil.

Brought to you by Selwyn District Council and proudly sponsored by Faringdon.

Economic growth helps build for future

Population growth, construction and spending confidence continue to fuel the strong performance of

the economy in Selwyn.

Quarterly figures from economic analysts Infometrics show Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Selwyn

grew by 5.2% in the year to September 2019, compared to a 2.4% growth nationally and 1.9% growth

across Canterbury.

The continuing population growth is a key part of the GDP increase, Infometrics say, along with “stellar”

growth in consumer and tourist spending.

Statistics New Zealand’s annual estimates show Selwyn’s population has grown by 5.3% in the year

to March 2019, well ahead of national growth of 1.6%. Consumer spending was up 9.3%, and tourist

spending grew by 8% in the year to September 2019.

The economic growth is also underpinned by the strong construction sector with Council figures

showing 312 new residential consents issued in the September quarter, down slightly from the 334

issued in the June quarter, but up by 18% from the same time last year.

House sales also increased by 3.7%, similar to the 3.3% growth across Canterbury and bucking the

national trend where sales fell by 0.7%.

The district’s unemployment rate remains at 2.3% compared to 4.2% nationally and 3.2%

across Canterbury.

The strong economy was part of a positive picture for a district that is looking to the future, Mayor

Sam Broughton says.

“These figures back up what we’re seeing and hearing from people around Selwyn. We’re in an

exciting time as we build on the good foundations set by those who have gone before and build for

those yet to come.”

Selwyn Awards – Building a

sense of community

Continuing our series profiling the Selwyn Awards 2018 winners.

Stephen Clarke and Lesley Barlow won the Environmental Award.

In 2002, an opportunity arose for Stephen Clarke and Lesley Barlow

to purchase a piece of Council-owned land next to their property. Avid

environmentalists, they saw the chance to fulfil a long held dream.

“We wanted to create a ‘green spot’ by planting natives to encourage

the return of insects, which would in turn attract local native birdlife

and provide a place for them to rest, recuperate and feed as they

make their way from Banks Peninsula to the mountains. It really

worked and last year we even saw the return of a tui, which we

haven’t seen in this area for 20 years,” says Stephen.

Recognition at the Selwyn Awards has helped them connect with

people who also want to plant natives, but couldn’t afford the costs

to get started, he says.

“We got to the point where we had so many trees that we were

able to start donating some for other planting projects.”

When asked if he would

encourage others to become

involved in the awards

Stephen said he absolutely

would, “the awards really

build a sense of community

as it makes people aware of

what others are achieving.

They give people—particularly

volunteers—recognition for

their hard work. We really

need people who are willing to

step up for the community and

the awards really recognise

and reward this.”

Don’t fail this summer

Don’t end up with a fail this summer.

The Council is launching its annual anti-drink driving campaign.

Every year in New Zealand more than 400 people are seriously

injured or killed from drink driving. Nearly two-thirds of the alcoholaffected

drivers in these crashes are males aged 25 years and older.

The Council’s ‘That’s a Fail’ campaign is encouraging people to not

run the risk of harming themselves or other people or ending up

with a drink driving conviction.

Summer, and particularly Christmas, is a time when people enjoy

catching up with friends and attending functions, but a drink driving

conviction or causing a crash has lifelong consequences, Council

Chief Executive David Ward says.

“This is a time to enjoy and celebrate with the good weather and

we’re reminding people to take a moment to think about how you’re

getting home. Don’t let a few drinks spoil the celebrations, don’t

end up with a fail this summer.”

That’s a fail.

Drinking?

Don’t drive.

Council offices – main entry

reopening next week

The first stage of the refurbishment of the Council’s Rolleston offices

is nearing completion, with the main public entry set to reopen from

next Monday 9 December.

A temporary entrance has been in place at the building on Norman

Kirk Drive over recent months, during construction of a new

customer services area and an office extension. The customer

services area will be partly open to the public from next Monday,

and the public entrance will return to the main entry doors off

Norman Kirk Drive.

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

DOG MICROCHIPPING

This free monthly service is

available on Friday 6 December

at the following places:

· Darfield 9–9.30am

· Rolleston 10.15–10.45am

· Lincoln 11.30am–12pm

· Leeston 12.45–1.15pm

If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, the law requires

him or her to be microchipped.

· All clinics last for half an hour.

· The Rolleston venue is

in Norman Kirk Drive (off

Rolleston Drive).

· All others are at libraries

· Microchipping will not take

place if wet.

If you have any questions

regarding microchipping, please

contract Tracey Wheeler on 347

2800 or 318 8338.

EDGE CONNECTOR OUT

AND ABOUT

Look out for Selwyn Libraries’

Edge Connector Vehicle around

the district over the next week.

Browse a selection of items

available to borrow, download

our new app and see the full

range of eResources you can

subscribe to. The vehicle can

be kitted out with different

resources at different locations,

such as our new technology

kits, a 3D printer and sewing

machines. The Castle Hill and

Arthur’s Pass sessions include a

Virtual Reality taster session.

· Fri 6 Dec, 9.30–11.30am,

Rakaia Huts

· Fri 6 Dec, 2–3.30pm,

Southbridge Hall

· Wed 11 Dec, 9.30am–11am,

Castle Hill

· Wed 11 Dec, 12.30–2.30pm,

Arthur’s Pass

Selwyn Events

FRIDAY

6

DECEMBER

Leeston Santa Parade

High Street, Leeston, from 5pm

Come and enjoy the ‘Country

Christmas’ themed Santa Parade and

see the big red man himself. Bring a

gold coin to participate in the famous

Leeston Santa Run at 5.30pm.

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

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 4 Dec 1pm

Tai Tapu Community Centre

Council

Wed 11 Dec 1pm

Rolleston Offices

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Arthur’s Pass Association Inc

Tue 3 Dec 6pm

Yaldhurst Tavern

Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee –

Triennial meeting with ordinary

meeting to follow

Tue 10 Dec 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Doyleston Community

Committee

Wed 4 Dec 7.30pm

Doyleston Hall, Osborne Park

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 16 Dec 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Centre

Ellesmere Reserve Board –

AGM with ordinary meeting to

follow

Tue 17 Dec 7.30pm

Leeston Library

Hororata Reserve Management

Committee

Wed 4 Dec 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 9 Dec 7.30pm

Sports Pavilion, Kirwee

Recreation Reserve

Kirwee Township Committee

Mon 16 Dec 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall

Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall

Incorporated Society

Mon 9 Dec 7pm

Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall

Rolleston Community Centre

Management Committee

Thu 5 Dec 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield/Waddington

Community Committee –

Triennial meeting with ordinary

meeting to follow

Thu 19 Dec 7.30pm

Sheffield Community Hall

Sheffield/Waddington Reserve

Committee – Triennial meeting

Wed 11 Dec 7pm

Sheffield Pavilion

Springfield Township

Committee

Tue 3 Dec 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Springston Community

Committee & Springston

Recreation Reserve Committee

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,

166 Park Road, Motukarara

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 9 Dec 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Weedons Residents’

Association

Tue 10 Dec 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

West Melton Districts

Residents’ Association

Wed 11 Dec 7.30pm

West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre

Whitecliffs Township & Domain

Committee

Mon 9 Dec 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

SATURDAY

7

DECEMBER

SATURDAY

7

DECEMBER

SUNDAY

8

DECEMBER

Kids’ Christmas Market

Rolleston Community Centre,

1–3pm

Get in some Christmas shopping and

find a bargain of pre-loved treasures

at the annual Kids’ Christmas Market.

Christmas Card Making

All Selwyn Libraries, 1–3pm

Get the family together and join us

at any Selwyn library to get creative

and add a personal touch to your

Christmas cards this year.

Christmas Picnic in the Park

Westview Park, Darfield, 3–6pm

Welcome in the festive season

with a community picnic in the

park. Something for everyone with

entertainment from Pedalmania, games,

a visit from Santa Claus and more.

Reminder to be prepared for emergencies

Selwyn residents are being reminded to stock up before an emergency hits.

The Selwyn Civil Defence team are reminding people to get ready, to have a

plan and an emergency kit of the essentials, particularly food and water.

Council Emergency Management Officer Jason Flewellen says it’s important for people to be able to

look after themselves for a number of days after an emergency, or when normal services are disrupted.

“Interruption to services like power and water can happen at any time for any number of reasons.

Disruptions could last just a few hours due to a mechanical breakdown, or a number of weeks following

a large event like an Alpine Fault rupture. We’re all responsible for looking after ourselves and our

families to ensure we’re prepared. We get to decide now how comfortable we’ll be during an event by

putting a few things together to make sure we have the basics.”

For more information on preparing for emergencies go to getready.govt.nz and sign up to Selwyn Gets

Ready at selwyn.getsready.net to receive emergency alerts.

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Leeston High Street will be closed from 5–10.30pm Friday 6 December for the

Leeston Christmas Parade. A detour will be in place. Gerald Street, Lincoln, will be

closed from 8am–1pm Saturday 14 December for the Lincoln Christmas Parade.

From 10.20am there will be a rolling closure along Kildare Terrace, North Belt and

West Belt, reopening as the last float passes. A detour will be in place. Any queries

can be directed to Joanne Harkerss 3472 887.

Footpath construction will be taking place in Glentunnel on SH77 and in Darfield on South Terrace.

These footpaths will be closed during construction.

SATURDAY

14

DECEMBER

SATURDAY

14

DECEMBER

Lincoln Christmas Parade

Gerald Street, Lincoln, from 9am

Enjoy a wide range of entertainment,

including bands, clowns, bouncy

castles and a decorate your bike

competition, along with a

Christmas market.

Carols in the Paddock

569 Springston Rolleston Road,

Lincoln, from 5.30pm

Join in a family-friendly evening of your

favourite Christmas music, along with

food, a bouncy castle and lots of fun.

Brought to you by Hope Presbyterian

Rolleston. Music from 7pm.

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

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VITTORIA

& Matt

SELWYN TIMES

Personal choices and felt pens

ENGAGED: Writer Paula Green reading poems to year 5/6

Darfield Primary School pupils as part of the Storylines national

tour. ​

Darfield kids meet

with book creators

DARFIELD PRIMARY School

pupils got a visit from a group of

writers and illustrators as part of

the Storylines national tour.

Authors Phillipa Werry and

Eileen Merriman, poet Paula

Green and illustrator Vasanti

Unka presented to the pupils,

telling them about what they do.

The tour visits schools,

early childhood centres and

community venues to extend its

reach to communities that have

not previously had direct contact

with New Zealand children’s

writers and illustrators.

Spokeswoman Margaret

Samuels said: “It is an

opportunity for teachers,

librarians, parents and young

people to hear four of New

Zealand’s top creators of books

for children and young adults

discuss children’s literature in

today’s world and talk about their

own work,” she said.

PEOPLE PICK some weird hills

to die on.

But in a world of flat earthers

and people who think trickle

down economics works, being

dead set that you can’t leave the

house without a yellow and green

pen isn’t that weird.

Vittoria’s really starting to get

good at communicating what she

wants. Like if she wants something

to eat, she’ll literally drag

me over to the fridge and point

out what she wants.

You can really tell she’s having

a good look and she definitely has

her preferences.

It also extends to fashion

choices. When I tell her to grab

her shoes, she’ll grab the pair she

wants to wear.

Which, because she’s a toddler,

is never weather appropriate

– jandals when it’s raining and

cold, gumboots when it’s scorching

hot.

Mostly I just give in because

there’s only so many times a

person can say “these shoes bub,

they’re better” before the words

just seem to lose all meaning.

Occasionally, I just hide a

more suitable pair of shoes in her

nappy bag in the hopes she’ll be

more compliant later. Like when

she’s asleep.

On Tuesday, while getting

ready to head to the playground,

Vittoria used her developing

sense of preference and ability

to choose to decide that she

required a green and a yellow felt

pen to leave the house.

They also had to have the tops

off, which was my major concern.

My car might not be pretty, but

it would look a whole lot worse

with green and yellow lines all

over the interior.

A line was drawn in the sand

and neither of us was budging.

The slightest suggestion of leaving

the pens behind cause for

screaming.

She was so set on conveying to

me why the pens were so vital

that her wee face was just crimson

from the yelling and sodden

from tears. The reason behind it

was hilarious, but how can you

laugh at conviction like that?

So after repeating the phrase

“put the pens on the table and lets

go” a hundred times – putting

me at risk of a Game of Thrones

Hodor situation – I decided to

relent and let her bring the pens

with the tops on.

CONTENTED: Happily at

the playground, with not a

felt pen in sight.

Unfortunately, she was unwilling

to compromise on that, but I don’t

deal with terrorising toddlers.

I resorted to deftly forcing the

lids on, grabbing the pens as she

threw them away in disgust and

carrying the screaming toddler

whose newfound belief system

was being crushed to the car.

Her sulking in the back, pens in

hand was almost audible over the

music.

But by the time we arrived, the

pens had rolled under the seat,

quickly forgotten in a haze of

playground enjoyment.

The reason they were so

important in the first place lost

to time.

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Pupils proud to graduate

from Children’s University

PRIDE:

Ladbrooks

School pupils

after having

graduated from

the Children’s

University. ​

YOUNG SCHOLARS from

schools in the district walked

across the stage in the first-ever

Children’s University graduation

ceremony.

It was a full-house at the

Christchurch Town Hall as 151

primary-school-aged pupils from

schools including Ladbrooks

and Prebbleton received their

certificates for completing the

programme.

Ladbrooks School Children’s

University coordinator Keryn

Wilson said they had 20 children

take part in the ceremony and

four more in the programme.

“Ladbrooks School was the

first in New Zealand to sign up

with Children’s University as we

saw it as a wonderful opportunity

for our children to explore

learning in its fullest sense,

embracing their talents and passions

and also taking advantage

of new learning opportunities.

“Our graduates’ passport hours

ranged from 30 hours right

through to three children gaining

120 hour recognition. The

children were extremely proud

of their achievements and have

been excited by the many opportunities

they have had to

learn across a range of contexts

through the programme,” she

said.

Ms Wilson said they will definitely

be involved next year.

30 pupils from Prebbleton

School also took part in the

event.

Children’s University coordinator

Jodie Craig said: “Over the

year, the children did a great job

and it was a true display of our

school values.”

The Children’s University Canterbury

Partnership programme

is the first of its kind in New

Zealand and is delivered by Canterbury

and Lincoln universities.

Pupils engaged in extra-curricular

learning activities including

sports, on-campus experiences

and trips to learning destinations

to graduate the programme.

Each pupil documented these

activities and the different locations

they completed them at in a

learning passport.

The programme has learning

locations across Christchurch

that include the Canterbury Museum,

Christchurch Art Gallery,

libraries and Canterbury University

and Lincoln’s campuses.

Lincoln University acting

vice-chancellor, Professor Bruce

McKenzie said “the Canterbury

[Univeristy] Partnership allows

for so much learning variety. A

student could visit the Art Gallery

one day and explore crop

science on one of Lincoln University’s

farms the next day. For

some students this programme

is the only way they will get to

experience this type of learning.”

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West Melton maintain

tennis competition lead

SELWYN TIMES

Lincoln mixed touch

team’s quest for title

• By Jacob Page

WEST MELTON overcame

Rolleston-Killinchy nine matches

to seven in the second round of

Canterbury Country premier

tennis on Saturday.

The result keeps West Melton at

the top of the competition though

a chasing pack is emerging.

Kirwee-Springston sit in

second after they took care of

Fernside 13-3 while Prebbleton-

Lincoln got a surprise win over

Tai Tapu 10-6.

Rolleston-Killinchy initially

had the edge over West Melton

in the men’s singles but it was the

West Melton women who turned

the tide of the contest.

Rolleston-Killinchy No 1

Nathan McKenzie handed Luke

Tanner his first singles loss of the

season by beating him 9-5.

McKenzie’s team mate Ben

Smith also got past Max Aldridge

9-4.

The West Melton women won

three of the four singles encounters,

with Alana Liu, Christal

Brosnahan and Jane Brosnahan

all victorious.

It was Payle Filipovic and

Rebecca Coulson’s mixed doubles

win 9-5 over David Withell

and Elaine Middlewood which

proved decisive for West Melton.

Kirwee-Springston No 1

Michael Hadfield had a big day

winning his singles, doubles and

mixed doubles matches against

Fernside opponents.

It was the same outcome from

women’s No 1 Natalie Hetherington

who also won three matches

for the day.

Round three on Saturday will

SPORT

STATEMENT: Rolleston-Killinchy’s Nathan McKenzie handed

West Melton’s Luke Tanner his first loss of the country tennis

season on Saturday, wining 9-5. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY

see West Melton host Tai Tapu,

Prebbleton-Lincoln welcome

Kirwee-Springston and Fernside

travel to Rolleston-Killinchy.

The Ellesmere junior team had

a clean sweep over Malvern in

the 10s, 12s and 14s age-groups

on Sunday.

GOOD CHANCE: The Lincoln High School mixed touch team

will be a good chance of winning a national secondary schools’

title at Rotorua next week. ​

• By Jacob Page

THE LINCOLN High School

Turtles mixed touch rugby

team will be aiming to turn

South Island secondary school

dominance into a national

triumph next week.

The team wrapped up its fourth

straight South Island secondary

schools’ title in March and will

now head to Rotorua on December

13 as one of the favourites to

secure a New Zealand title.

The team finished as runnersup

12 months ago to Howick

College.

Teacher and co-coach Blair

Johnstone said earlier this season

that the team has a genuine

chance of taking a national title.

”In my 12 years involved with

the team, this is probably the

best one I’ve seen and that was

evident with the results on the

field,” he said.

”There’s a great sense of

whanau and they all get on well

and they’re all after that common

goal of winning nationals.”

Lincoln went undefeated in

winning the South Island title.

He said the team had improved

at nationals over the past three

years with the team finishing

ninth, fifth and a second place.

”It’s a four-year cycle and

hopefully this will be our year.”

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Leeston-Southbridge

top premier cricket

A POWERFUL Leeston-

Southbridge outfit flexed its

muscles to topple their closest

rivals Southbrook while Darfield

broke their season-long losing

streak against Weedons in

Canterbury Country premier 45-

over competition on Saturday.

A trio of Chamberlain brothers

conspired to defend a modest

total and overcome a disappointing

Southbrook run chase by 60

runs on the neutral Mandeville

ground at Ohoka.

Darfield got their first win

by 29 runs over Weedons at

Weedons Domain.

Oxford-Rangiora earned

their third win in a row with a

commanding 200-run win over

Lincoln while Cheviot outclassed

Sefton on their own pitch by 151

runs.

After being inserted at the toss,

Leeston-Southbridge battled

hard against a relentless bowling

attack.

Canterbury Country representative

Harry Chamberlain (26

runs off 45 balls), former Dutch

international Tim Gruijters (33

off 43), and Rupert Young (20

off 29), brother of fringe Central

Stags star Will Young, helped

Lee-Bridge eek out a modest 141

runs before being bowled out in

the 35th over.

Paceman Sam Ermerins was

the pick of the Southbrook bowlers

with four wickets, while Darryn

Boyle’s enticing outswingers

snared three.

In reply, Southbrook was soon

in trouble, with former Black

Caps and Canterbury stalwart

Shanan Stewart unable to make

the combined side pay for an

early drop, strangled down the

leg side soon after for just 13.

Reckless shots, an unwillingness

to occupy the crease, and

quality bowling saw the ‘Southbrook

bundled out for just 81 runs

inside 26 overs. Harry Chamberlain

ripped out four wickets, while

Ben Chamberlain got two, and

Sam Chamberlain one.

Leeston-Southbridge captain

Toby Doyle said he was happy

with the 141 total on a tough

POWER: Leeston-Southbridge allrounder Tim Gruijters

contribution with the bat helped his team beat Southbrook on

Saturday.

PHOTO: KAREN CASEY

pitch.

“We had a few decisions go

against us but it was a hard pitch

to get-in on,” he said.

“I thought Harry (Chamberlain)

bowled really well and it’s

good his body is allowing him to

do it this season as he can bowl a

heavy ball.”

Meanwhile, Oxford-Rangiora

continued to close its gap on the

top pair with a massive 200-run

win over struggling Lincoln.

At Lincoln Domain, the visitors

batted first and rattled up

266 in 44.5 overs.

Josh Mariu top scored with a

classy half-century, gaining ample

support from the Waghorn

brothers (Jake 37, Luke 41) and

45 from wicket-keeper-batsman

David Fulton.

Lincoln showed little ability to

stick around and were shot out

for a disappointing 66 runs in

just 19.3 overs.

Sefton’s decline as competition

mainstays continued on home

soil on Saturday, thumped by

Cheviot by 151 runs.

Darfield got meaningful contributions

from multiple batsmen

for the first time this season.

Opener Nick Jenkins made 34

while Tim Boyle added 32 and

Alistar Collins added 31 to help

then to a competitie 194 for eight.

Darfield would not let

Weedons for a decent partnership

and it helped them defend

the total by 29 runs.

Darfield captain Mike Pauling

said he felt the first win of the

season was coming.

“I’d say it was more relief

than any form of jubilation but

we knew Weedons had a good

batting deck and we were able to

take advantage of it which was

pleasing.”

The twenty20 competition

returns this Saturday for rounds

three and four.

Points table

Leeston-Southbridge 40,

Southbrook 36, Oxford 36,

Cheviot 32, Sefton 24, Weedons

24, Lincoln 16, Darfield 16.

SPORT

Hawke Cup

campaign starts

against Buller

• By Jacob Page

CANTERBURY COUNTRY

will begin their two-day Hawke

Cup campaign in Westport

against Buller on Saturday.

The team is likely to be named

today with coach Michael Sharpe

and selectors Chris Rowe and Toby

Doyle sweating on how many, if

any of their Canterbury representatives

in Fraser Sheat, Henry

Shipley, Will Williams and Jack

Boyle will be released to play.

Canterbury starts its twenty20

campaign on December 15

against Wellington.

Veteran Shanan Stewart is also

available for all representative

fixtures despite not playing in the

warm-up games.

Harry Chamberlain captained

the team in their final hit-out

against Otago A and will be in

the box-seat to lead the side for

the first Hawke Cup game.

In last season’s two-day clash,

Canterbury Country won the

game outright by an innings and

eight runs.

The victory was thanks largely to

the Canterbury representative fast

bowling trio of Shipley, Williams

and Sheat who took 17 wickets

between them in the match and

Stewart’s unbeaten 100.

Canterbury Country has had

little success in terms of results in

two preseason games.

They lost to a strong Canterbury

Metro XI by five wickets after

Country made 215 for eight in

their 45 overs which Metro chased

down with 26 balls to spare.

The batting struggles continued

during two fixtures against

Otago A a fortnight ago.

Country scored 216 for seven

in a 50-over game which Otago A

chased down with 15 balls to spare.

They were bowled out for 172 in

the first innings of a two-day game

which eventually ended in a draw

which Otago A controlled.

As well as the usual looks sky-

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Country will also have to contend

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Canterbury Country initial

2019/2020 senior squad:

Fraser Sheat (Sefton), Henry

Shipley (Greendale), Will Williams

(Peninsula-Harbour),

Shanan Stewart (Southbrook),

Michael Mccaughan (Darfield),

Jed Roberts (Sefton), Will Hamilton

(Ohoka), George Mauger

(Oxford-Rangiora), Tim Gruijters

(Leeston-Southbridge), Josh

Mariu (Oxford-Rangiora), Ben

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Stove (Weedons), Rupert Young

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Foulkes (Darfield), Chris Warner

(Sefton), Luan Blom (Southbrook),

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Springston on Sunday,

10.30am-noon

A wonderful opportunity to

meet like-minded locals in a

relaxed, family-friendly, community

garden. As a member of the

Selwyn Timebank, volunteers

can earn credits per hour of service

given. Phone Tina 021 0738

092 or email springstonsecretgarden@gmail.com.

387b Ellesmere Junction Rd,

Springston

Family Chocolate Bingo

Leeston on Tuesday, 6.30-7.30pm

Head along for a fun evening

with the family and some delicious

prizes which will be up

for grabs.Book through Leeston

Library on 03 347 2871 or email

libraries@selwynlibraries.co.nz.

A koha of non-perishable food for

our Cantastic Tree would be gratefully

received. Donations will go to

the Ellesmere Foodbank.

Leeston Library

Email devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Family Christmas Card Making

Lincoln, Darfield, Rolleston

and Leeston on Saturday, 1-3pm

Go along to any library to

design and create your own

personalized Christmas cards.

Everything you need will be

provided, just take your imagination.

All ages, free to attend

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Lincoln, Darfield, Rolleston

and Leeston Libraries

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Lincoln on Thursday, 9.30-

10am, and Rolleston on Friday,

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Take a blanket. Aimed at those

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Lincoln and Rolleston libraries

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Aimed at children aged one to

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Leeston on Thursday,

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Lincoln Event Centre, Leeston

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Amy Adams

Selwyn MP

Volunteers vital in

New digital skills

help Wanda

return to work

our communities

OVER THE past few

weeks I have attended a

number of events around

Selwyn which have made

me reflect once again

on the important role

volunteers play within our

communities.

One of these events was

the annual Courtenay A&P

Show which was held in

Kirwee on November 23.

A&P shows are somewhat

of an institution in New

Zealand and have been

an opportunity for our

rural communities to get

together to showcase the

results of their efforts in

horticulture, agriculture

and a range of other related

endeavours. These shows

have been running for over

140 years in most parts

of our district and their

continued existence relies

on the extensive work of a

team of volunteers.

During November I also

attended the St John Youth

Division’s prizegiving and

a Lincoln Volunteer Fire

Brigade function. Both of

these organisations play integral

roles in enhancing the

health and wellbeing of our

communities and responding

to local emergencies.

According to statistics

from Fire and Emergency

New Zealand, there are

around 1700 career firefighters

in New Zealand

and approximately 11,000

volunteer firefighters,

which gives you an indication

of the importance of

volunteers in this field.

Over one million New

Zealanders participate in

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According to a 2014 study,

we are one of the most

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OECD at giving our time,

with New Zealanders

spending on average 13

minutes per day engaged

in volunteering activities,

compared to an average

of four minutes per day in

other OECD countries.

Serving your community

is an extremely rewarding

experience which boosts

personal development and

also enables volunteers to

acquire a range of practical

and transferable skills.

December 5 is International

Volunteer Day so

I would like to take this

opportunity to thank all

of the volunteers here in

Selwyn who give their time

freely to make our communities

the wonderful

places they are.

While on the theme of

serving our communities, I

would like to acknowledge

the work done by Stan

Hansen and the RSA to

ensure the restoration of

the plaques honouring our

war veterans at Springston

Cemetery following the

theft of these plaques earlier

this year.

As this will be my last

column before Christmas,

I would also like to wish

everyone in Selwyn a joyful

Christmas and a happy

and safe new year. My

electorate office will close

for the holiday break on

December 20 and will reopen

again on January 20.

Native planting begins

at community pit

NATIVE PLANTS have

gone in at the Springfield

Community Pit marking

a milestone for the

restoration project.

More than 220 native

shrubs and trees were

planted at the pit on the

corner of Tramway Rd and

Tawera Lane.

It is the first stage of

the project, driven by the

Springfield Township committee,

that aims to turn

the land into recreation

space.

Committee member

Emma Stead said It was a

milestone for the project

that has been in the works

for many years.

“Thanks to a generous

grant from the Te Ara

Kakariki Trust, 1500 additional

natives will continue

to be planted in the coming

year.

“The trust along with

their army of eco-volunteers

will join forces with

local Springfield School

UNITE: Residents have planted more than 220 native

shrubs and trees at the Springfield Pit as part of a

project to turn it into recreation space. ​

students to carry out the

planting bringing a haven

to local bees and native

birds in the area,” she said.

Planning is also well underway

for the multi-purpose

perimeter walkway to

be installed early next year,

Ms Stead said.

It will include six fitness

stations that have been

designed by Rejuvenate

You Fitness.

“It’s an exciting time

for Springfield and great

example of what can be

achieved when a passionate

township committee, local

council and enthusiastic

locals work together,” she

said.

*For more updates

or to lend a hand at the

next planting, visit the

Springfield Community

Pit Project Facebook page

- https://www.facebook.

com/SpringfieldPitProject.

Keen to re-enter the workforce after raising

a family, Wanda Price realised she needed to

brush up on her computer skills first.

“I had large gaps in my computer knowledge,

so I knew that I needed to fix this before I

could confidently apply for jobs,” she says.

And fix it she is. Wanda’s currently studying

the New Zealand Certificate in Computing at

her local Ara Connect. Run by Ara Institute

of Canterbury, Ara Connect offers free

computing courses for anyone wanting to gain

skills and confidence using digital technology.

“I chose Ara Connect

because it had the course

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was easy to get to. And the

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yourself. And approaching a tutor at any time

is never a problem – they’re only too happy to

help.”

Wanda encourages others to become a

digital upskiller like her. “Definitely give it a

go! You’ll be amazed at all that you learn and

you’ll enjoy doing it.”

When she completes her certificate, she’s

going to weigh up whether to apply for jobs or

do further study.

Learn more about Ara Connect courses at

ara.ac.nz or by calling 0800 24 24 76.


40 Wednesday December 4 2019

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

SELWYN TIMES

Kea attacks of sheep measured

Kea attacks on sheep have been

measured for the first time.

About 0.5 per cent of sheep at five

South Island high country farms were

attacked by the alpine parrots, according

to research by wildlife scientist and kea

specialist Clio Reid and colleagues.

It was the first time “kea strike”, as

these attacks are known, has been

quantified, she said.

“This study showed that kea strike on

sheep was occurring at a low prevalence

on the high country farms surveyed.

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to 7000 kea left and they are largely

confined to high alpine areas. Reid and

colleagues examined 13,978 sheep on

the five farms and found 76 wounds

attributed to kea strike on 70 sheep.

The researchers generally examined

the animals immediately after shearing

and looked for old and recent wounds.

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were shearing wounds

or other types of

trauma.

Puncture wounds

were discarded, for

example.

To classify the

gashes or scars, the

researchers relied on

historical and recent

photographs and

descriptions of kea

strike wounds.

They also consulted

with farmers and

shepherds who were

familiar with kea

strike.

“The majority of

shearing wounds that

we observed were

very fresh, and older

shearing wounds were

easily discernible from

wounds that we attributed

to kea strike,” the authors

wrote.

Kea strike injuries were

distinctive, jagged and looked

like a “predator had a go at

the sheep,” she said. The

authors wrote

that they could

“confidently”

distinguish

these wounds from shearing

wounds, puncture wounds, and

dermatophilosis (bacterial

infection).

They also ruled out attacks

by other bird species and

dogs, largely because the

wounds and their locations

were inconsistent with

attacks by those animals.

Reid has been studying

kea for about 15 years

and was awarded a

PhD for this work

from Massey

University.

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Wednesday December 4 2019 41

SELWYN RURAL LIFE

New regulations on caring

for cows take effect

Developed by the National Animal

Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC)

after consultations with farmers and others,

the new rules address behavioural needs

when cows are on hard surfaces, including

feed-pads, stand-off pads, wintering pads,

and loose-housed and free-stall barns.

The Government agreed to amend the

code of welfare for dairy cattle following a

recommendation from NAWAC.

Keeping cows off-paddock, especially

long term, can present risks to animal

welfare and the new standards address this.

NAWAC chair Dr Gwyneth Verkerk says

dairy cattle kept in off-paddock facilities

beyond three days must now have a welldrained

lying area with a compressible

soft surface or bedding and shelter. It

also wants dairy cattle that are housed

long-term to have access to outdoors, but

affected farmers have time to comply.

“The minister has agreed to delayed

provisions for outdoor access and his

officials will be working with us to

determine how to implement these,”

Verkerk said.

“The aim of the amendment is to

encourage all those responsible for

the welfare of dairy cattle to adopt the

highest standards of husbandry, care and

handling.”

DairyNZ (DNZ) says it has worked with

the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)

on the review.

At the heart of New Zealand dairy

farming is treating every animal with care

and respect, DNZ says.

“The freedom cows have to express their

natural behaviours in our pasture-based

systems is widely recognised as beneficial

for the cow, however we do have challenges

associated with keeping our cows outdoors.

“These minimum standards help

safeguard cows want to express those

natural behaviours, such as lying

comfortably, and they protect cow health

and welfare wherever they are on farm and

whatever the weather.”

Off-paddock facilities can in some

circumstances be good for the environment

and animal health. About 40% of farms

have some sort of off-paddock facility

but most of these are used for feeding

cows when grass is short, and cows spend

a couple of hours eating on the pad,

usually after milking, to top up their daily

requirements.

No more hard yards

• If farmers are wintering cows on hard

surfaces such as stones or concrete with

no soft lying area they will need to offer a

compressible surface for the cows to lie on,

eg concrete covered with rubber

• If farmers are calving cows on a hard

surface such as concrete or stones they

must provide a dry, non-slip covering such

as straw or rubber matting and manage the

effluent build-up on the surface

• If farmers are calving cows on offpaddock

facilities cows must have sufficient

space to separate themselves to calve away

from the main group. This is a stocking

rate consideration and is managed through

springer identification

• If farmers have woodchip pads with

no roof that become wet to the point of

ponding or wet mud consistency, drainage

must minimise the effects of wet weather

to allow maximum space and comfort for

cows to lie down

• It will affect farmers who use concrete

feedpads during wet weather to avoid

pugging and when cows are kept on

feedpads for most of the day for several

days. In this situation some access to drier

paddocks must be achieved during each

day, or rubber matting may be considered

if pugging management is regular and

prolonged.

The minimum standards have set a

maximum time on hard or unsuitable

surfaces as 16 hours a day, so it is possible

to operate a 12 hour on 12 hour off, or

between, milking strategy and remain

within the standards.

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Gardening

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Reaping the chilli heat

• By Henri Ham

‘TIS THE SEASON to chilli.

While it’s easy to get swept up

in everything Christmas related

right now, some people (mainly

me!) are equally (if not more)

excited about something else

during December –chilli season!

Chillies are one of my favourite

plants to grow and eat. It’s not

uncommon to see me wandering

around the nursery snacking on a

chilli as I work. Though I’m a little

more careful about it since the

time I forgot I’d left a Carolina

reaper in my pocket and it burnt

right through my pants to my leg.

Anyway, if you love chillies

as much as me or have always

been keen to try growing them,

now (as we head into the warmer

weather) is the perfect time to

plant them.

Chillies are surprisingly easy to

grow. All they require is a sunny,

well-drained spot in your garden

- similar to where you plant your

tomatoes, basil and parsley.

Right now, you want to be

planting chilli seedlings – that

are already around 5 -10 cm tall.

There’s a variety of chillies

available jalapeno and red hot

chilli have a milder spice. Increasing

in hotness, you’ll find

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Now to planting your chillies

- like most veges, the better the

soil quality, the better start your

plants will have. Dig some compost,

sheep pellets or seaweed

into your vege garden to get it in

its best-growing condition. Then

dig small holes (around 4cm

deep) and place your chilli seedlings

in. Plant them around 50cm

apart, but check the individual

labels as varieties do vary in size.

The ghost pepper can creep up

to 180cm high, so will need a bit

more room between plants.

Over summer remember to

keep your chilli plants watered,

letting the soil almost dry out

between waterings. You can give

a good feed of fertiliser every

fortnight once the flowers appear.

If you’ve got a tomato food fertiliser,

you can use this on your

chillies too.

Once your chillies are almost

ready for picking, reduce watering

to increase their heat.

Remember to cut (rather than

pluck) them off the plant, to

encourage more fruiting.

Did you know chillies can also

thrive in pots too? You’ll need a

minimum 10L pot, with good

drainage holes. Remember pots

do tend to dry out faster than your

garden, so keep on top of your

watering. But what I love about

chillies in pots is that you can

move them round to chase the sun

at the end of summer – and into a

greenhouse (if you’re lucky enough

to have one) for winter.

Chillies are perennial

plants, meaning (in the right

environment) they could last

a few seasons. So, if you’re not

in a frost-prone area, give your

plant a good pruning once you’ve

finished harvesting (around

April) and you could have

cracker chillies from the same

plant next Christmas as well.

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Zap in some colour with zinnias

• By Henri Ham

IF YOU’D seen me in the garden

lately, chances are I’d have been

tending to my summer veges.

With the (mostly) warm November

we’ve had, my vege and

herb garden has rocketed away.

But now that my greens are

sorted, I’m ready to add some

other colours to my garden beds

– and what better way to do this

than by planting some cheerful

zinnias.

Zinnias are bright, bold, and

best of all, one of the easiest

flowers to grow. In fact, so easy

they’ve been grown successfully

on the international space station;

in 2016.

If you’re interested in the

language of flowers, the zinnia

flower represents endurance and

lasting affection. And it’s easy to

see why - with zinnias being one

of the longest-blooming summer

flowers around.

Zinnias come in nearly every

colour imaginable and are ideal

for beds, borders and pots. Early

summer is the perfect time to

plant them. If you plant zinnia

seedlings now, you should start

to see zaps of colour in around

six weeks’ time.

You can get varieties that will

grow from 20cm to 1m high -

COLOURFUL: Zinnias are

one of the easiest flowers to

grow and add some vibrant

colour to your garden.

including tall, green and Thumbelina.

A new variety this season

is zinnia candy stripe; beautiful

flowers with unique freckles and

streaks on each bloom.

Once you’ve chosen your seedlings,

look for a place to plant.

Zinnias like a really sunny spot,

and will thrive in a rich humus

soil; however, interestingly they

will cope better than many

other flowers in a poorer soil too.

Next, dig small holes around

4cm deep and 15-30cm apart.

Place the seedling in and firmly

press down around its edges.

Give a good initial watering and

then only every few days, when

needed.

Everything seems to grow pretty

well at this time of the year, and

weeds are no exception. Make

your job easier by applying mulch

around your zinnias, to help keep

the weeds at bay. You can also

give your flowers a feed of general

garden fertiliser once a fortnight to

encourage their growth.

Watch out for caterpillars

and mealybugs on your zinnias;

these can be treated with insect

spray, or organically with a

steady stream of targeted water

and pinching fingers. Powdery

mildew can also affect zinnias

too. You can prevent this happening

by watering the roots rather

than leaves and giving the plants

breathing space between each

other.

After a month or so, pinch out

the top, to encourage a bushier

plant with more blooms. If

you’re not sure what pinching

is – it’s breaking off the top 2cm

of the growing tip of a plant to

encourage it to grow out wider,

before it grows up. The same

way you pinch off the very top of

your basil (and other herbs) so it

doesn’t go to seed.

A few weeks later you should

start to see zaps of colour coming

through. Picking the blooms

will stimulate more to blossom.

But leaving the flowers to dry on

their stalks, could result in them

self-seeding next season and

create a cottage garden feel. If

you want the cottage garden look

this summer, plant your zinnias

alongside cornflowers, foxgloves,

sweet Williams and poppies.

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Get adventurous in Toyota’s RAV4

WHILE TOYOTA’S new RAV4

stands out for its family-friendly

profile, there’s no doubt Toyota

want the latest generation model

to appeal to a wider audience.

Included in the eight-model

line-up is a one-specification

four-wheel-drive version labelled

Adventure. It is the hero car in the

line-up and such is its popularity

there may be a wait while stocks

land in good supply.

There’s not a lot mechanically

different to the standard RAV4,

however, the Adventure gets a

body kit and interior treatment

that makes it stand out markedly

from the rest of the range. If you

like bold and brash it is the car

for you, large fenders, aggressive

bumper and grille, and big wheels

are there to tempt. Inside, there is

also bright orange detailing.

It is also a high-grade model,

most of what is found in Limited

specification is fitted to the

Adventure and, as you might

expect Adventure rounds out the

series at $48,990. Bear in mind

the RAV4 starts at $34,990, and

includes hybrid models which

land from $38,990.

The Adventure is in the lineup

as a point of difference, and

after a week in the car I can

Motoring

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certainly see its appeal. When I

tested the hybrid model in these

columns in July I suggested it was

the sport utility vehicle for me,

and that hasn’t changed. However,

I would be tempted with the Adventure,

it looks a little bit rugged

and it has appeal in that way.

As I’ve covered in the past, the

new RAV4 is all-new, the platform

is fresh and the body style

quite a departure from the previous

generation.

That being the case, it is stateof-the-art

mechanically and that

shows when you are driving it,

not so much in terms of mechanical

power but it handles a

lot differently, it is more stable

and for lack of better words,

more normal, more car-like from

behind the wheel.

Yet, the Adventure has off-road

ability. The downside of evaluating

a four-wheel-drive vehicle

off-the-seal in winter is that it gets

very dirty, so I didn’t tackle anything

too serious, but I did use an

old forestry track near Hororata

which is a good test of suspension

control. The ground was

very soft thanks to a drenching a

day or two before, however, the

RAV4 never felt as if I was going

to end up with a complete loss of

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Adventure, $48,990

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

0-100km/h, 8.5sec

• Fuel usage – 6.8l/100km

traction.

That’s due a lot to the engine

and dynamic torque vectoring

drive management protocols

which can be dialled in by the

driver. There’s a console-mounted

button which selects the choice of

several modes – snow, mud, sand,

dirt, rock. There are also protocols

for highway driving, eco,

normal or sport.

Each has its own unique character

with the end result being

the best outcome depending on

the surface. Take into account

too, that the wheels and rubber

are up an inch from the standard

models, the big Yokohama tyres

(235/55 x 19in) are street-treaded

but they do dig out grip on soft

surfaces.

The non-hybrid RAV4 buyer

effectively has a choice of two engines,

2-litre or 2.5-litre. The Adventure

has the big displacement

unit and it is an easy-worker. The

benefit of cubic capacity is the

lack of obvious stress, the 2487cc

twin-camshaft engine just lopes

along and works freely through a

six-speed automatic transmission.

The big benefit of that is the lack

of fuel it uses, there is little loading

so Toyota’s claim of 6.8-litres per

100km (42mpg) usage on a combined

cycle is not unachievable.

My time with the test car

returned figures of 8.2l/100km

(35mpg) with a 6l/100km

(47mpg) instantaneous figure

available at 100km/h, the engine

ticking over slowly at just

1600rpm.

If lively acceleration is needed,

the engine will burst into life

with strong mid-range performance

– standstill to 100km/h in

8.5sec and 80km/h to 120km/h

in 5.4sec. The latter relates

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and 4500rpm respectively, that

matters little, the specific outputs

are strong enough to provide that

direct flow of power right across

the rev range.

On my highway evaluation

I was passed by a RAV4 of an

earlier generation. The vehicle

was four-up and on the roof rails

sat several sets of skis. I figured

Mt Hutt was the destination, and

I couldn’t help but think how

suited to that road the RAV4 was.

I strongly suspect the occupants

were a little envious they weren’t

driving the latest generation

model, especially the Adventure

model. Its name lends itself to a

role just that little left-of-centre,

yet it still is the quintessential

RAV4 that Kiwi buyers have

come to embrace.


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LifestyLe

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Weed eating

Spraying

and much more

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0212059543

toddmc.greenacres@gmail.com

EST.

1979

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Roof & Property

Moss Kill & Proof

Silicone Sealing

Roof Repairs

40% off

03-347-2635

arthursroofandproperty.co.nz

UDI PAINTING &

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Contact Udi Aale

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Trades & Services

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Ph. 03 329 6767

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Trades & Services

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Exterior staining,

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treatment and

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Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

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

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

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by tradesman with

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PH Stephen

021 073 2624

Trades & Services

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Phone

021 454 864

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Phone John on 0800

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Small Job Specialists,

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03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

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442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

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Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

Builder

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or ah 344 6202

SHELTERBELT TRIMMING

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Call Tony Dempsey

Phone 03 325 3256

Mobile 0274 323 943

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“A local looking after locals”

• Licenced builder with 20 years

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Excavations

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For a Free Quote

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or 325 7922

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LANDSCAPING

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Email: Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

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Hot water cylinders

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Competitive rates, Free quotes

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Web: www.scottsplumbing.nz

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Trades & Services

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

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

Trades & Services

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Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

ShEEP ShEARING

mOBILE

Fast friendly professional

service. 25 yrs exp.

Shearing, drenching, hoof

trimming etc. Call Shaun

021 204 1274

tILING

Flooring - Splashbacks

- Wall incl tile removal,

reg master tiler, ph

Dave 027 334 4125

tILING

Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

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TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

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garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

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We are looking for an outstanding,

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• Fixed term position from 28 January 2020

until Friday 30 October 2020

• (Term time only).

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3 - 4 days per week).

• This Teacher Aide position may involve:

• Work with high needs ORS student(s).

• Classroom teacher aiding.

Application pack available, by email, from:

Tracy Roberts: trb@lincoln.school.nz

Applications close:

Thursday 12 December 2019 at 3pm

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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

SELWYN TIMES

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

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

• Separate laundry

• Wonderful outdoor entertaining area

• Established and secure 1505sqm section

• Triple car garage

ROLLESTON - 200 Lowes Road

UNIQUE AND RARE IN THE HEART

OF THE TOWNSHIP

• 5386m 2 of prime real estate

• Five bedrooms

• Two large living areas

• Internal lift option

• Modern bathrooms

• Double glazing and five heat pumps

• Work from home or accommodate large family

• Substantial four bay shed with mechanics pit and

mezzanine floors

• Multiple parking spaces

ROLLESTON - 20 Coles Lane

DYNAMIC IN EVERY WAY

• Energy efficient 268m 2 home

• Four bedrooms

• Two living areas

• High standard of fittings and fixtures throughout

• Walk in pantry

• Heat pump powered underfloor water heating

• Solar powered with capacity to feed back to the

grid

• 56m 2 of wooden decking

• Three car carpeted garage plus utility room

• 2686m landscaped, irrigated and fenced section

• Sought after Coles Fields subdivision

LEESTON - 10 Mountain View Place

FOUR BEDROOM MODERN FAMILY HOME

AT A SENSIBLE PRICE

• 200m 2 home on one of Leeston's most desirable streets

• Huge formal lounge area

• Practical modern kitchen

• Family living & dining area adjacent to kitchen

• Two bathrooms including ensuite off master

• Separate laundry & ample storage

• Built in robes & walk in robe off master

• Huge attached double garage

• North facing patio off dining/living area accessed by

ranch slider for outdoor dining

• Fully fenced & landscaped section

• Close proximity to both secondary & primary schools

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

Price: Neg Over $795,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0629

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: By appointment

Price: Neg Over $949,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0642

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Price: $1,070,000 or near offer

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0630

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Asking Price: $485,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0658

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Price: Neg Over $530,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0647

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 31 Amur Crescent

SIMPLY STUNNING NEW HOME WITH

TRIPLE CAR GARAGE

• Brand new 252m 2 four double bedroom home

• Large master bedroom with decadent ensuite

• Two spacious and separate living areas

• Beautiful family bathroom with free standing bath

• Under tile heating in bathrooms

• Well-appointed kitchen with reputable appliances

• Walk in pantry

• Separate laundry

• Fabulous internal storage

• Triple car garage

• Private and secure 770m 2 section

• Move in now!

ROLLESTON - 26 Lucca Crescent

LIVING LA VIDA LUCCA!

• Brand new build

• North facing 144m 2 home

• Three bedrooms

• Two bathrooms

• Two living rooms

• One garage

• One carport

• Fully fenced & landscaped 643m 2 section

LEESTON - 21 D’Arcy Street

YOU WON’T FIND A BETTER STARTER

THAN THIS

• Short walk from the primary school and secondary schools

• Massive old fashioned quarter acre -1012m 2

• Standalone family home

• Three genuinely double bedrooms

• Huge master offers access to its own deck via French doors

• Sunroom/office

• Brand new bathroom

• Family room with attached kitchen/dining

• Separate laundry

• Large standalone logburner in the living area

• Single garage plus carport

• Several sheds for garden equipment and storage

• Recently renovated with new roof

LEESTON - 26 D'Arcy Street

SEEING IS BELIEVING

• 440m 2 house on 1756m 2 section

• Six genuine double bedrooms

• Three bathrooms (two ensuite)

• Four spacious living areas

• Massive country style kitchen

• Separate large practical laundry

• Oversized attached garage plus separate

garaging

• Landscaped sheltered and private section

Price: Deadline Sale with all offers

to be presented on or before 4pm,

Tuesday 10 December 2019

ROLLESTON - 53 Lucca Crescent

READY TO SHIFT IN AND ENJOY

• Brand new 193m 2 four bedroom home

• 680m 2 landscaped and fenced section

• Separate lounge

• Master with WIR and ensuite

• Gas water heating and cooktop

• Council reserve with established native trees

for northern outlook

• 10yr build guarantee

• Excellent value

Viewing: Sun 2.45 – 3.15pm

Asking Price: $685,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0652

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 3.30 – 4.00pm

Asking Price: $537,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm

Asking Price: $355,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0657

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.30 – 1.00pm

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0654

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.15pm

Asking Price: $589,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0627

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@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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FOOD & CAFES

ENTERTAINMENT

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

HEALTH & BEAUTY

AMI 104

Auntie Dai’s Dumplings 42

EB Games 39

Bras’n Things 33

Cosmetic Clinic 46

ANZ 60

Brews 102

Bob Style 6

Fans Massage 21

ASB 62

BNZ 124

Kiwibank / NZ Post 80

Cheeky Sparrow Cafe F6

Divine Cakes & Desserts 88

Esquires Café 71

GIFTS & GENERAL

Acquisitions

Centre Customer Service

39a

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Caroline Eve 36

Dowsons 5

Farmers including Stevens 70

Health 2000 22

Hear Again 125

iRazor

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Westpac 61

Ichiban

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Cosmic Corner 4

Glamlette

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Just Cuts 50

Kebab Co

F1

Espresso Car Wash 103

Jeanswest 48

Life Pharmacy 2

ELECTRIC & APPLIANCE

NZ Camera 87

Omnitech

K9

Spark 44

Vodafone 31

KFC 63

Mango Thai 101

Muffin Break

K4

Pak’n Save 1

Pepe’s Mexican 40

Pita Pit

F5

Flight Centre 90

Hornby Florist 41

Just Incredible 83

Mister Minit

K1

Teaseme 30

K&K 57

Looksmart 73

Lovisa 45

Max 47

Merric 32

Michael Hill 28

OPSM 27

Rodney Wayne 86

Shampoo’n Things 37

Simply Beauty 29

Spec Savers 25

Synergy 20

2 Degrees K3

Pronto 120

Moda Bella 59

Tam’s Massage 38

Roast Republic

F3

Pagani 3

Touch of Elegance Nails 23

Robert Harris 7

Sal’s Pizza 100

Shake Shed & Co 89

Pascoes 35

Silvermoon 85

Stirling Sports 72

STATIONERY

Paper Plus 24

Shamiana

F4

Time Mobile

82a

Whitcoulls 84

Sushiland 43

Ziera Shoes 49

Tank Juice

F8

Parents

Family Rooms

Taxi

Phone

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Phone

Public

Toilets


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ONE HECTARE LIFESTYLE BLOCKS

Torlesse Estate epitomises the best

of rural yet community living situated

on Creyke Road on the fringe of the

Darfield Township. This subdivision is

well positioned to make the most of the

amazing backdrop of the Torlesse Range

and for you to extend your home beyond

the boundary to the vista beyond. A great

choice of 7 x 1 Hectare titled blocks. Each

block has power, telephone, fibre and

town water to the boundary. At the very

least do a drive by, you’ll be pleased you

did!

Price: 250,000 per block

www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0542

Chris Flanagan

Contact:

M 0274 334 657

W 03 347 9949

E chris@marealestate.co.nz

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Have it all, including the pool.

Selwyn’s best value

lifestyle sections!

Lincoln sections from 640m 2- 6,000m 2

Priced from only $205,000

Site office open Saturdays & Sundays 12.00 - 2.00pm

1472 Springs Road, Lincoln | South of Lincoln University

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Contributor to realestate.co.nz

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For more information:

Natalie McLean 027 943 6413 natalie.mclean@harcourts.co.nz

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To enter simply scan or photograph your entry and post to our Facebook

page Harcourts Four Seasons Realty or drop off to your local Harcourts

Four Seasons Office in (Belfast, Kaiapoi, Hanmer Springs, Hornby, Lincoln,

Rangiora, Rolleston or The Palms) before 10.00am Wednesday 18 th

December 2019.

Winning entries will be notified on Thursday 19 th December by phone and

displayed on our Facebook page.

Additional entry forms can be found on our Facebook, Instagram and web

page - harcourtsfourseasons.co.nz or collected from any of the above

offices.

Prizes: Winning entries in each age group will receive vouchers from The

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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

Private Equestrian Lifestyle

Glenoakley Lease

TENDER

WEB ID DFR73053

GLENROY

FOR LEASE 263 Windwhistle Road

The lease consists of 560 ha available as three separate

blocks or a combination and/or as a complete identity.

Each block has its own distinctive features making

Glenoakley an outstanding unit for a multitude of

farming practices.

Block Sizes

• Hill - 160 ha

• Home - 233 ha

• Triangle - 167 ha

VIEW Tuesday 3 Dec 11.30 - 1.30pm

TENDER closes Thursday 19th December, 2019 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Grant McIlroy

Mobile 027 345 9262

grantm@pb.co.nz

NEW LISTING

WEB ID LEU72798

BURNHAM

218 Thomsons Road

View By Appointment

Two dwellings, appealing 3 bedroom, 2 storey lockwood

home with spacious living areas, situated on a private

parklike setting. Inground salt water pool and spa, plus a

trendy renovated fully self contained 2 bedroom

cottage.

20 x 60m horse arena, stables, haybarn, storage sheds

and cattle yards. Seven fenced paddocks with stock

water.

Inspection will impress as this property ticks many boxes.

Easy commute to Rolleston and the city.

Noel Lowery

Price negotiable over $879,000

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

Magnificent Residence in Botanic Setting

BUYERS $879,000+

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DEADLINE SALE

First time to market

DEADLINE SALE

Peace & Quiet in Kirwee

Ian Moore

Mobile 027 539 8152

ian.moore@pb.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID RU72973

CUST

427 Earlys Road

Built in 1921, this beautiful home comprises four double

bedrooms, formal lounge, family room, kitchen with WIP

and two bathrooms. Solid fuel Rayburn cooker, with a

wetback in the kitchen and a log-burner in the lounge.

Double garage, storage shed, stables and hen house.

There is a productive vegetable garden and numerous

fruit trees. Set up for cattle, there are yards and a

loading ramp.

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 11.00 - 12.00pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 11th

December, 2019 at 4.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

Maurice Newell

Mobile 027 240 1718

mauricen@pb.co.nz

Hamish Anderson

Mobile 027 678 8888

hamisha@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

WEB ID LIU72968

IRWELL

357 Hanmer Road

Tranquility reigns supreme at this exceptionally

picturesque property in enchanting surrounds. A treelined

driveway, manicured hedging, large gazebo and an

outstanding park-like landscaped setting sets the scene

to this 400sqm (approx.) residence.

Solid wood double doors at the entranceway offer a

memorable first impression, with light-filled spaced

complemented by neutral tones and calming vistas. An

impressive array of living areas can accommodate any

number of occasions.

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 2.30 - 3.30pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 12th December, 2019 at

2.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Tracy Stevenson

Mobile 027 543 9029

tracys@pb.co.nz

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WEB ID DFL72938

KIRWEE

53 Dawn Place

We are delighted to present this well established lifestyle

property that offers a relaxing oasis, for those wanting

more space for the growing family or an escape to the

country. Featuring a modern 4-bedroom home set on a

well established and private 7873m2 section.

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living with external access

• Separate formal lounge

• 2 bathrooms

• Office/study

• Internal access double garage

• Outdoor entertaining area, pergola and petanque court

View By Appointment

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

gareth@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $699,000+

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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

Refresh and Revitalise!

$489,000

WEB ID ROU73108

HALSWELL

1 Sabys Road

First home buyers, retirees and investors will all be

intrigued by our subject property, an immaculately

presented home located close to a bevy of convenient

amenities. Inside, this naturally warm home currently

boasts three bedrooms, a well-appointed semi-ensuite

and a functional kitchen. In this age of sustainability, the

8 solar panels are an added bonus and help keep the

power bills low! While the home is perfectly enjoyable asis

there's undeniable scope to freshen up.

VIEW By Appointment

You wont believe it!

$669,000

WEB ID ROU73159

ROLLESTON

3 Broomleigh Drive

On an expansive section close to quality schools and

handy amenities, this substantial home with many added

extras offers all the space and economy a growing family

could wish for. The value in this home is unbelievable,

20 solar panels supplying a 10 kVA battery and car ready

for cheap commuting mean savings galore - imagine 5

months of $0. 00 power bills and no petrol costs! Inside,

ample accommodation is complemented by an ensuite

off the master and a spacious family bathroom, while

the highly-functional kitchen is sure to act as the central

hub of the home.

VIEW By Appointment

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4+

NEW LISTING

Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

1

2

NEW LISTING

Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

2

2

Garaging for 5 cars!

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROU70016

ROLLESTON

16 Jozecom Place

Set on a well established and mature section, with 4

great size bedrooms, its sure to tick all the boxes for

those who have been searching for a family friendly

home with the added bonus of 5 car garaging, extra

parking for the boat and camper, plus studio/workshop

& wired for 3 phase power! The separate triple car

garage has the workshop to the side providing a

possible work from home option or a fantastic area for

the man cave or teenage retreat.

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 12th

December, 2019 at 6.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

Priced To Entice!

BUYERS $589,000+

WEB ID ROU72872

ROLLESTON

32 Navy Loop

Sitting on a family friendly section in the sought after

Levi Park subdivision is this welcoming 4 bedroom home,

packed full of features which will be sure to please!

Sunny & warm, the layout of the home comprises 4

double bedrooms with the master serviced by an elegant

tiled ensuite with large tiled shower. The family

bathroom also hosts a large deep bathtub and tiled

shower, adding another touch of luxury to the home. 2

further separate toilets (1 with a vanity), and a fantastic

study nook, has all the bases covered for everyday living.

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 3.00 - 3.30pm

4

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DEADLINE SALE

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

2

5

NEW LISTING

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

2

2

New home for Xmas!

$595,000

WEB ID ROU73067

ROLLESTON

56 Rory Street

Built by Que homes and with the final touches just being

completed, this striking 4 bedroom home on a generous

645m2 corner section lends itself well for fantastic

afternoon sun and entertaining! With stylish features the

kitchen forms the hub of the home opening up through

double stackers to create the best indoor out door flow

to the Xmas bbq dinner. Open plan to the large dining

living area, there are great options to how you could

utilise and set up this space to suit.

VIEW By Appointment

Delightful on De Renzie

BUYERS $519,000+

WEB ID DFU72930

KIRWEE

5 De Renzie Place

Superbly set up for family living where everyone finds

something over a conveniently laid-out single level floor

plan. The handy-man or lady will love having triple car

garaging with additional utility shed, while the musicians

will love having that extra flex room usable as a music

room or media room. The host will love a light bright

kitchen with connected dining/family room and

integrated lounge featuring a wet-back with natural

flow to choices of sunny and private paved patios

overlooking a leafy green 1,066sqm section.

VIEW By Appointment

4

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NEW LISTING

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

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First home buyers

BUYERS $329,000+

WEB ID DFU71445

SHEFFIELD

28 Railway Terrace East

This little gem is ready and waiting for the next owners

and could be where you spend this Christmas. We have

3 bedrooms, family bathroom with a separate toilet,

separate laundry, and open plan kitchen/living built in

2015. Neutral decor, and the indoor-outdoor flow from

the living area to the north facing deck, gives this

compact home a spacious feel. Positioned to enjoy all

day sun, along with a well fenced section, this property

is set up and ready to go. Whether you are looking to

get on to the realestate ladder or add to your portfolio,

this investment is excellent buying.

VIEW By Appointment

Great buying in Darfield!

BUYERS $349,000+

WEB ID DFU70079

DARFIELD

1 Halkett Street

You could be in for Christmas.

• 3 Bedrooms/1 Bathroom

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living

• Single garage

• 830 sqm section

This little gem is ready to move in and enjoy. Newly

renovated kitchen and bathroom, separate laundry, and

a generous size master bedroom.

Sunny and warm with a good size section for the

gardener in you to enjoy and enhance.

VIEW By Appointment

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NEW LISTING

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

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Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

Triple car garaging

Price up to $700,000

Contact

Glenda Crawford 027 309 0115

glenda.crawford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2+ bedrooms

Wanted as an investment property

With tenant in place

Price up to $$500,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Separate lounge, walk-in pantry

Section size 450m2 - 650m2

Price $500,000 - $580,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Prebbleton

4 bedroom executive home

Pool and sheds required

Land size 3000m2 - 1.5 acres

Price $1.5 million - $2.5 million

Contact

Big Red Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2 bedrooms

Good size living

Tidy easy care section

Price up to $380,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

West Melton

Substantial family home

4-5 bedrooms

Land approximately 4 hectares

Price $1.1 million - $1.5 million

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Yaldhurst - Kirwee

20 - 30 acres

Land approx. 4ha

Bare land or with a house

Price $500,000 - $1,000,000

Contact

Big Red Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

West Melton Village

3-4 bedrooms

Smaller section

Price $600,000 - $700,000

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

West Melton/Weedons

3-4 bedrooms

Land 2-4ha

Price $800,000 - $950,000

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3-4 bedrooms

Lincoln Palms & surrounds

Section 600m2 plus

Off-street parking preferred

Contact

Tanya Marillier 027 383 3844

tanya.marillier@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3 bedrooms

Section 500m2 plus

Price $480,000 - $520,000

Contact

Tanya Marillier 027 383 3844

tanya.marillier@raywhite.com

Lincoln

4 bedrooms

Section 600m2 plus

Price $550,000 - $600,000

Contact

Tanya Marillier 027 383 3844

tanya.marillier@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

With some character

Price up to $520,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms + office)

2 bathrooms

Section 600m2 plus

Price up to $520,000

Contact

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

Brand new

Section 800m2 plus

Price up to $620,000

Contact

Joh Galt 027 461 9345

john.galt@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Newer property

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 living areas

New or near new

Will consider any land size

Price up to $555,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Two living areas

Section 600m2 plus

Price up to $560,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Lincoln

2-3 bedrooms

Good size garden

Price $350,000 - $400,000

Contact

Dawn Pollard 022 073 7580

dawn.pollard@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

High spec

Section 400m2 - 750m2

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz

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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

OPEN HOME

EXCLUSIVE

DARFIELD 12 Snowdon Place

Family Time

$515,000 GST Inclusive

VIEW Sunday 12.00-12.30pm

DARFIELD 13 South Terrace

Blue Chip Investment Opportunity

$1.4M Plus GST (if any)

VIEW By Appointment Only

Permanent material two-storey home on a mature

920m2 section complete with a west-facing courtyard

that can also flow out via a gate to Avoca Park - extra

playground space for the children. The home has four

to six bedrooms, two bathrooms and great open-plan

living spaces that open out via glass sliding doors to

the courtyard. Up the stairs is a large mezzanine floor

area that could be utilized for a teenage retreat. Large

two-car garage, inground 9x4m swimming, wellfenced

and secure. Walking distance to the local shops

and schools.

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

E min.cookson@pggwrightson.co.nz

For sale is this very prominent site in Darfield.

Currently under lease to two long term tenants

showing exceptional returns. The self-serve fuel

equipment is owned by Allied Petroleum as a tenant

leasing the ground site on a 10 + 10 + 9.9973 year

right of renewal with annual rent reviews. This lease

commenced on 4th February 2017. The mechanical

workshop is leased to another tenant which includes

the land and buildings. The engineer's report shows a

75% NBS rating. The lease commenced on the 8th

April 2017 and is a 3 + 3 year right of renewal.

Rob McGregor

M 021 334 469

E rob.mcgregor@pggwrightson.co.nz

pggwre.co.nz/DAR31589

pggwre.co.nz/CHR31555

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

Helping grow the country

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

139 Lowes Road, Rolleston

50 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston

ENquiRE foR PRiCiNG

Sensational on Shillingford!

Residing upon an easy-care section this

immaculately presented 3 bedroom townhouse

will capture the attention of both first-time buyers

& empty nesters.

The open plan living area forms the social centre

of the home, with two stacker doors creating a

flooding of light and sunshine into the living areas

and open out to the paved patio and established

lawn which will be perfect for indoor outdoor

entertaining. The two bathrooms are fully tiled

with underfloor heating. There are so many

features in this lovely home you need to view

to appreciate the quality on offer. Contact Mike

today to organise your time to view.

offERS ovER $749,000

A Celebration of Space!

Offering large-scale living in a park-like 1880m2 setting, this superb property boasts impressive

dimensions & delivers an exceptionally comfortable lifestyle in the heart of Rolleston. The generously

proportioned open plan living area operates as the social hub, with a large formal lounge ensuring you

can entertain & unwind with complete ease. Six bedrooms are supported by two bathrooms & three

toilets. Energy efficiency & comfort have been thoughtfully considered with the home featuring solar

panels, an HRV system, a night store heater, log burner & gas fire. Generous garaging options ensure

you can store at least four vehicles. Families will adore the proximity to in-zone Clearview Primary,

which is just five minutes away on foot, while a short drive will lead you to the areas extensive array of

amenities.

This sensationally spacious family haven will draw keen interest. Contact Mike for more information.

**Set Date: All offers to be presented 5pm, 10th December (unless sold prior)

7 Te Papau Crescent, Diamond Harbour

By NEGotiAtioN

A Picturesque Slice of Paradise!

Bordered by nature within the idyllic environment

of Diamond Harbour, this charming four-bedroom

home showcases modern convenience and is

brilliantly configured to soak up the magnificent

surroundings. Nestled upon a sizeable 1993m2

parcel of land, this property is ideally orientated

to bask in all day sun and remains sheltered from

the wind with an expansive 60m2 verandah.

Representing an exceptional escape from the

everyday, this property is guaranteed to attract

plenty of interest. Contact Mike to arrange your

private viewing.

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

Administrator

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)


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Boundary lines are indicative only

Leeston 121 Andersons Road

Lincoln 35 Farm Lane

'Shanzie'

Character and charm collide at this 4ha lifestyle

property that has been lovingly maintained, bordered

by picturesque gardens just 2kms away from Leeston.

The attractive wood paneled hallway has classic

appeal while the décor is tasteful and timeless. There is

a farmhouse kitchen leading to two living areas and

four good-sized bedrooms. A double garage with

office, a two-bay plus a three-bay shed are amongst

the array of sheds. Call me to view.

bayleys.co.nz/5511283

4 2 1 3

Asking Price $730,000

View by appointment

Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519

suzy.mcpherson@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Rare investment opportunity

- act now!

• Exclusive development or investment opportunity

• Presentable 1940s, 120sqm character home

situated on a 1,329sqm Freehold title

• Established potential for a holding income,

renovate or develop - zoned living one

• Prime location opposite Lincoln University and

20-minutes from Christchurch City

• 34, 35 and 36 Farm Lane is available to purchase

individually or collectively

• Price plus GST if any

3 1 1

For Sale offers invited over $429,000

Phone for viewing times

Nathan Collett 027 826 1535

nathan.collett@bayleys.co.nz

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5511316

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Tai Tapu Gilmours Rd and Christchurch Akaroa Rd

Superb lifestyle location - four titles

A rare and exciting opportunity to secure this significant acreage in prime Tai Tapu. The total land area of 91.15

hectares consists of:

• 18.4ha hill block with subdivision consent into three allotments in place

• 16.4ha zoned “inner plains” (development into 4ha allotments a compiling activity)

• 34.6ha zoned “inner plains” (development into 4ha allotments a compiling activity)

• 20.8ha zoned “outer plains”, this lot has it's own well and power

With multiple road frontages and favourable zoning these lots will appeal to investors, farmers and developers.

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 17 Dec 2019

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 UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5511251

bayleys.co.nz


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Darfield subdivision offers

town and country living

Chris

Flanagan

Living in a town with a rural

atmosphere, views of the stunning

Southern Alps and the opportunity to have

a larger home with space for the children,

pets and toys, are all reasons people choose

Darfield. The town’s close proximity to

recreational areas for pursuits such as

fishing, jet boating, skiing and tramping

also has appeal.

“An extra five to ten minutes in the

car gives you the opportunity to achieve

something more affordable,” suggests Chris

Flanagan, Director of Matson and Allan.

As the largest town between

Christchurch and the Southern Alps,

Darfield has been steadily growing, and

while not at the pace of Rolleston, it is

emerging into a place where town and

country meet. There is now more services

and retail, with a new supermarket and

third petrol station not far away, yet the

small town with a sense of community is

still there.

Darfield became an option for people

relocating after the Christchurch

Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and

there has been an increase in housing

developments since that time.

A recent development offers all that

people are seeking when looking to move

west. With a name inspired by its outlook

into the Torlesse Range, Torlesse Estate

will ultimately have 220 lots in a total of

seven stages.

Developed by the people who created

Mansfield Gardens and the Courtney

Estate subdivisions in Kirwee, Torlesse

Estate was first marketed less than a year

ago. Sections in stage one are now available

with building getting underway on the first

seven lots sold.

Ultimately, there will be a total of 11

one hectare blocks in stage one; all priced

at $250,000. The second stage will offer

smaller blocks, ranging in size from 1,000-

5000sqm.

Conveniently located on Darfield’s

Creyke Road, Torlesse Estate will run

back from and link up with the township

giving buyers a very affordable opportunity

to achieve more spacious living while

benefitting from town services (including

water supply and fibre), being close to

town and a reasonable distance from the

city.

Sitting under the nor’ west arch with

superb views of the Torlesse Range,

Torlesse Estate offers well priced land

options. The larger land sizes also mean

homes are unlikely to be built out while the

reasonable standard of covenants protect

the interests of all purchasers.

SHOW HOME OPEN IN

BRANTHWAITE ,

ROLLESTON

2 Reuben Ave

(off Lincoln Rolleston Road)

Modern design,

home and land

packages available,

friendly team.

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Bayleys Canterbury

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Bayleys Canterbury

39 Morgan Street, Methven

Bayleys Canterbury

79 Rowallan Road, Coalgate

Bayleys Canterbury

7 Waddington Road, Waddington

Bayleys Canterbury

24 Edwin Trent Drive, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

21 Dawn Place, Kirwee

Ray White Rolleston

36 Patterson Terrace, Halswell

Harcourts Rolleston

23B Ferniehurst Street, Somerfield

Ray White Rolleston

1045 The Lake Road, Leeston

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Ray White Rolleston

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CANTERBURY 03 375 4700

www.bayleys.co.nz

11 Barker Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

7 Hungerford Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

14 Robert St, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

4/1382 Courtenay Road, Kirwee

Bayleys Canterbury

69 Horndon Street, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

16 St James Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

33 McLenaghan Rd, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

75 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

38 Lansdowne Way, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleton

24 Park Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

49 High Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

26 Lowes Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

2 Royston Common, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

2 Armil Place, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

4 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

21 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

22 Lennon Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

7 Challow Court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

17 Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

81 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

RAY WHITE

Rolleston 03 347 9988

www.rwRolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

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Bayleys Canterbury

10 Snowdon Place, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

8 Greenstone Street, Rolleston

Property Brokers

109 Kemble Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

9 Charlbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1552 Old West Coast Road, West Melton

Bayleys Canterbury

387 Hamptons Road, Prebbleton

Harcourts Rolleston

26 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

733 McLaughlins Road, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

1/ 14 Hayton Road, Wigram

Ray White Lincoln

21 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

20 Coles Lane, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

13 School Lane, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

9 Weston Way, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

45 Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

20 Millstream Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

39 McCauley Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

537 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

41 and 43 Wrights Road, Sheffield

Bayleys Canterbury

34 Park Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

188 Knights road, Rolleston

Property Brokers

16 Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Property Brokers

34 Rossall Cresent, Rolleston

Property Brokers

24 Edwin Trent Drive, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

18 Lynley Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

298 Russley Road, Avonhead

Harcourts Rolleston

80 Preston Avenue, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

2 Burrow St, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

452A Ellesmere Junction Rd, Springston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

105 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

600 East Maddisons Rd, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

95B Bangor Road, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

26 McCauley Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

51 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

10 Mountain View Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

13 Spring Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

4/545 Maddisons Road, Weedons

Harcourts Rolleston

36 Patterson Terrace, Halswell

Harcourts Rolleston

88 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

FARMLANDS www.farmlands.co.nz

FARMLANDS LINCOLN 03 325 2889

FARMLANDS LEESTON 03 324 3189

FARMLANDS DARFIELD 03 317 9070

PROPERTY BROKERS Rolleston

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

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HARCOURTS HORNBY 03 349 9919

HARCOURTS Rolleston 03 347 4711

HARCOURTS LINCOLN 03 662 9933

PGG WRIGHTSON CANTERBURY

03 318 7850, www.pggwre.co.nz

5 The Mews, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

215 Waireka Road, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

21 Potters Lane, Tai Tapu

Bayleys Canterbury

24 Hartford Crescent, Rolleston

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8 Greenstone Street, Rolleston

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31 Amur Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

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50 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

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39 Landsborough Drive, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

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Ray White Rolleston

376 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

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103B Lowes Road, Rolleston

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3 Rembrandt Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

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Ray White Rolleston

357 Hanmer Road, Irwell

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43 Burnham School Road, Rolleston

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355 Newtons Road, West Melton

Bayleys Canterbury

703 Robinsons Rd, Broadfield

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32 Navy Loop, Rolleston

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39 Shadbolt Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

48 Carters Road, Greenpark

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FINAL NOTICE

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Lansdowne, Selwyn District 21 Potters Lane

Tai Tapu 1/378 Gilmours Road

Unlock the potential

3 1 1

Your country escape

3 3 2 3

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. The in-ground swimming pool and

two commercial glasshouses are offered on a "as is

where is" basis. Conveniently located within easy

reach of the city and nearby amenities in Halswell.

bayleys.co.nz/5511147

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

Encompassed by rural beauty on the outskirts of Tai

Tapu, this 4 hectare lifestyle property offers the

comfort of contemporary living in a countryside

setting. Instantly appealing and accessed by a treelined

driveway, the 213sqm (approx) home was

constructed post-earthquake. The home’s layout

features a selection of living spaces and showcases

desirable modern finishes. Kwila decking extends

from both living areas. Numerous outbuildings include

an additional 6x5m steel frame garage, a three-bay

Goldpine shed and woodshed lean-to. Located within

easy reach of the city.

bayleys.co.nz/5511200

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 18 Dec 2019

View Sun 3-3.30pm

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

Boundary lines are indicative only

Templeton 325 Old West Coast Road

West Melton 1552 Old West Coast Road

Lease what you need!

Idyllic retreat - 4.7 hectares

4 3 3 2

• 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

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

This elegant property has a tranquil outlook. Central

open-plan living/dining zone, formal lounge plus

media room. Seamless indoor-outdoor flow to various

patios. The master bedroom includes an ensuite, walkin

wardrobe and direct access out to the lowmaintenance

garden. Numerous outbuildings, some

of which were previously utilised as stables, and could

easily be reverted if required. The three-bay barn has a

soaring roof, plus there is a large Total Span studio,

ideal as a home office or teenage retreat. Within easy

reach of everyday conveniences.

bayleys.co.nz/5511289

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 19 Dec 2019

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View Sun 12.30-1pm

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

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