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Concerns

over bus

services

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Public transportcould be in for a

shake­up in theWaimakariri District

followingalaw changeallowing for

the transferoftransport functions

fromregionalcouncils to territorial

authorities.

WaimakaririMPMattDoocey

signalled hisconcernsthisweek

about the recentlypassed legislation,

which garnered littleornopublicity.

He says it could see public

transportfunctions transferredfrom

Environment Canterbury (ECan) to

the Christchurch CityCouncil,

leaving the citycouncil with

influence overWaimakariri bus

routes.

It would alsomean Waimakariri

rates going to thecity council rather

thanECanand potentially

‘‘Waimakariri residentshaving less

access to public transport’’.

“Councils werepreviously

responsible for their ownbus stops

and shelters, with ECan deciding

where busroutes wouldgo.’’

Mr Doocey saysitisvitalthat the

Waimakariri district has an equalsay

on public transportplanningand

deliveryshould ECan agree to

transfer itstransport functions to the

citycouncil.

Mr Doocey saidECan wrote to the

Transport Ministerexpressing

interest in transferring these

functionsand, at the minister’s

request, Section17ofthe Local

Government Act2002 wasamendedto

includeprovisionfor transport

functionstobetransferredfrom

regional councils to territorial

authorities.

Continued Page 3

Chilling out ... Julie McCaw, left, and Juliet Guest enjoy an icecream in Christchurch’s Victoria Square. The pair have been penpals

for 70 years.

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Penpals mark 70 years of friendship

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Acan of condensed milk forged a

friendship between penpals on

opposite sides of the world that has

endured for 70 years.

Julie McCaw, of Amberley, and Juliet

Guest, of Walsall, near Birmingham,

now both aged 84, began writing to

each other in 1949.

They have since paid visits to each

other, and have explored many parts of

the world together.

Their friendship arose after pupils

at Christchurch Girls’ High School,

where Julie was apupil, took afood

item to school to send to Wallasey

Girls’ High School, near Liverpool,

where Juliet went to school.

‘‘It was when England had food

rationing and Girls’ High had some

sort of connection with Wallasey High.

‘‘We wrote our name on our food item

and my tin of condensed milk was

given to Juliet because of the

similarities in our names,’’ Julie says.

Juliet wrote to Julie and, from that

day on, ‘‘we just kept on writing’’.

Today, pen and paper have been

scrapped for emails, with both

proficient on iPads and cellphones.

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Linda’sschool days are over

By ROBYN BRISTOW

LindaHarris says thereisnot

aday that she has woken up

and not wanted to go to

school.

But after 40 years sheis

bidding farewell to Leithfield

School.

Linda, who has been a

teacher aide, receptionist,

camp mum, and comforterfor

kids and parents, is retiring to

‘‘take oneday at atime’’.

‘‘Every day Ihave wantedto

come to school. Every day has

been different. There is

always something positive at

the endofeach day. It has

been afun time,’’ she says.

Therehave been only four

principals during her 40 years

and she has worn many hats

during her fulltime work at

the school.

‘‘It’s been pretty incredible.

Ihavebeen so lucky. It is like

one big happyfamily.

‘‘I am mum away from home

for kids, some who get a

couple of cuddles everyday.

They are special little kids.A

lot arenot that wee, but they

enjoyabit of loving.

‘‘Itsnot just the kids, but

parents too,’’ saysLinda, who

stillhas aspecial friendship

with one pupil whomshe

worked with from the age of 6

to 14 during her 25 years as a

teacher aide.

‘‘We still keepintouchand

she is now 32,’’says Linda,

who recalls fondlymany of

thoseshe spentone­on­one

time with.

‘‘It is specialand rewarding

work.’’

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when Lindastarted,toupto

17 staff. It now has aroll of

131.

Lindarecalls wonderful

school trips,lots of school

camps, and the children

writing asongfor the Queen

in the 1990s, Sing out Kiwi,

and going to Christchurch to

sing it for her.

They also sawUnited States

PresidentBill Clintonduring

avisit to the Antarctic Centre,

and were intriguedbythe

snipers on the roof keeping

him safe.

Swimming carnivals, family

picnics,horse­and­cart rides

‘‘which you can’t do any

longer’’, and Friday’s morning

teas whichstaff took turns to

cater, are remembered fondly

by Linda.

The schoollandscape has

changed from large pines,

from whichmagpies roosted

and swooped on children as

they rode to school, to afood

forest and garden.

Lindarecalls the magpies

beingstalkedwith a.22 rifle

to prevent attacks on

children, who did not always

wear helmetsback in the day.

‘‘They have been happy

years. Iamtoo old now. Iam

like anana to manyofthe

pupils.

‘‘It is time to hang up my

school bag and retire to my

Waipara home.

‘‘It has all been worth it.

Smallschoolsare special and

personal.’’

Lindasays she will be

available to help anyonein

need fromthe school

community.

She was farewelledatan

afternoon tea last week.

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Afriendship forged over condensed milk

From Page 1

Julie travelled to England in

the 1960s, staying about four

years in London and Italy,

and meeting with Juliet

several times.

For the past four weeks

Juliet has been visiting Julie

in Amberley, taking day trips

to various Canterbury

attractions, even venturing

out in the highwinds last

Friday to enjoy aday at the

Hanmer Springs Thermal

Pools and Spa.

‘‘This is Juliet’s second trip

out here. We have got to know

each other well through trials

and tribulations, as you do in

life,’’ Julie says.

They both married,had

children, and just kept on

corresponding, sharing their

ups and downs, andplanning

their next adventure.

Juliet says it is amazing

how much they havein

common. They are both

interested in history, read the

same sort of books, and are

now both ‘‘merry widows’’.

Their friendship has been

rewarding and, at 84,‘‘we are

still gallivanting all over the

world’’, Julie says.

Julie taughtfor four years

at Amberley School in the

1970s before heading

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husband, Hugh, returned to

Christchurch so their

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Veteran vet calls it aday

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Long­serving Culverden vet

John Turner has finally hung

up his overalls, almost 42

years to the day since he

started his first job.

He will be farewelled by

friends, colleagues and

clients at afunction tonight,

where the guest list had

already attracted more than

200 RSVPs aweek ago.

John grew up in Southland

and said he always knew he

wanted to be avet.

‘‘So Istudied at Massey

after leaving school and got

my first job, in Waikari, by

fluke, really.

‘‘It had been advertised

and afew of us had applied,

but Ithought I’d call in on my

way home from the North

Island. Igot offered the

position then and there.

‘‘It was just what Ihad

dreamed of. There was lots of

driving in those days, but we

treated everything and the

variety of animals kept my

interest engaged.’’

He says modern vets now

tend to specialise, given the

sheer amount of

technological advance and

information constantly

coming online.

‘‘The problems we see are

still the same, but technology

has leapt ahead,’’ he says.

‘‘We now do alot of digital

cow and sheep pregnancy

scanning, for example, so that

farmers can plan the future

management of resources

such as feed.’’

The start of his career also

coincided with the

introduction of irrigation to

the region in the 1980s, he

says, and as dairying gained

traction and grew, he grew

with it.

‘‘The movement towards

dairy was something

different, with alot of

potential.’’

Rather than being

traditional family businesses,

these were bigger clients

with specific expectations.

‘‘So we started North

Canterbury Veterinary

Clinics, with me here in

Culverden, and other

partners in Waikari, Cheviot

and Amberley.

‘‘The four of us were good

friends, getting together

monthly, and learning from

each other too.

‘‘Since then, we’ve grown

the business by taking on

good people who have the

same values that we have had

right from the beginning.’’

John also tips his hat to the

local North Canterbury

community in general when it

comes to the practice’s

success.

‘‘The people up here are

amazing. They have stuck

with us through thick and

thin, and Icannot say how

much Ihave appreciated that

support.’’

Stepping into retirement ... ‘‘The people up here are amazing,’’

says Culverden vet John Turner. ‘‘They have stuck with us through

thick and thin, and Icannot say how much Ihave appreciated that

support.’’

PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD

Waimakariri bus fears aired by Doocey

From Page 1

Parliament’sHansard

records, which providean

account of the debate on the

bill, states:“Lastly,atthe

request of the Minister of

Transport, the bill also

includes aprovision to

enable transport functions

to be transferred between

regional councils and

territorial authorities.

It continues: ‘‘Thereis

interest in Canterbury in

transferring these functions

between Environment

Canterbury and the

Christchurch City Council.”

Mr Dooceysays he is a

fierce advocate for ensuring

the Waimakariridistricthas

the resourcesand

infrastructure to meet its

currentand future growth.

‘‘When our Waikukubus

route was threatenedthis

year, Ijoined withresidents

in challenging this proposal

becauseweknew it’s

important bus routes are

retained for futuregrowth

and thatweneed to ensure

elderlyand young peoplein

our communities have

accesstopublic transport.

“We have lost out on our

local motorway project that

includedthe much­needed

Woodend Bypass—wemust

ensure we do not lose our

say on our bus routes,” he

says.

Waimakariri Mayor Dan

Gordon says his council is

aware of the letter written to

the minister asking for the

change to the Local

Government Act.

However, he says until

there is aproposal for the

transfer of the

responsibility, it is too early

to say if atransfer would be

in the bestinterests of the

district.

‘‘In the joint letter

requestingthe change, it’s

notedthat any transfer

wouldneed to align with the

wishes of all Cantabrians.

‘‘This is something we

wouldneed to consulton

with the community to see if

they supportit, before our

council decidesona

position.’’

Mr Gordon said his

council would always

advocate on behalf of its

residents for improvements

to public transport.

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Toot for Tucker gathers arecord haul

By DAVID HILL

Arecord 2200 bagswere

returned during last week’s

Toot for Tuckerfood collection.

Organiser Bev Wrightsaid she

was amazed by the response.

‘‘It was avery successful Toot

for Tucker. It was agood night

and we are grateful it wasn’t

raining.’’

She was particularly

impressedwith the return from

Oxford and Cust, with 23

percent of the 880 bags

deliveredbeing returned on the

night, whichwent to the Oxford

CommunityTrust’s food bank.

‘‘It was huge.

‘‘It was an outstanding

responsefrom those

communities and it was areally

good night all round.’’

Bev said the volunteer

firefighters collectingthe food

notedhow heavy the bags were

this year.

‘‘We were very impressed

with the amount of food and the

quality of the food in the bags,

whichshows people have been

very generous.

‘‘Normally, the fire brigade

guys could pick up six bags, but

this year theysaid they could

only carryfour.’’

She says donations included

toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps,

flannels and Christmas goodies,

as well as food.

The only drawback on the

Tuesday night appearedtobe

that some people could not hear

the noise of the tootingand

sirens in some areas due to the

wind and missed the collection.

Rangiora Salvation Army

captain Nigel De Maine

describedthe response as

phenomenal, with more than

1000 bags collected in Rangiora

and 300 in the Woodend/

Pegasus area.

Bags are still coming in, so he

estimates nearly 1500 have been

received all together by the

Salvation Army’sfood bank.

‘‘We are eternally grateful.We

live in such acaring community

which trusts us to be

responsible in distributingthe

food as widely as we possibly

can,’’Nigel says.

‘‘We are thankful to everyone

who tookpart,whether in giving

food, collectingorinsorting it

out.

‘‘It was amazing and it will

supplyour food banksuper well

over Christmas and in the

monthstocome.’’

Donationscan still be

dropped off at the Salvation

Army’sFamily StoreinAlbert

Street, Rangiora, between9am

and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The FamilyStore will be open

until 12pm on Christmas Eve

and will open on December30

and 31 as atrial.

Nigel asksthat donations be

dropped off only whenthe store

is open.

He saysthe Salvation Army is

hosting aChristmasDay service

at 10am and everyone is

welcome.

Kaiapoi food donations were

gratefully received by the

Community Wellbeing North

Canterbury Trust’s pantryat

Kaiapoi Community Support.

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Thirsty work ... Missy, along­haired Jack Russell terrier owned by Melissa Clark and

Irving Harrison, hangs out at the water cooler.

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Barks of approval as

new dog park opens

By SHELLEY TOPP

Kaiapoi’s first dog park is ahit with

visitors and their canine companions.

The Waimakariri District Councilowned

park in Charles St was opened

recently by Waimakariri District Mayor

Dan Gordon along with aformer

resident of the land, Barbara Townsend.

‘‘It is great to see the dogs and their

owners enjoying themselves,’’ he said

during the opening. ‘‘It is such afun way

to open the dog park.”

It sits on former red zone land and

features many of the trees and shrubs

previously in private gardens, so it

already has the look of an established

park.

Pathways, park benches, water

drinking stations for canines and

humans, and astick library have been

added to the mix.

The council now has four dog parks.

One straddles both Pegasus and

Woodend, and two are in Rangiora.

The Kaiapoi Dog Park has three

entrances, off Charles St, Jollie St and

from the Honda Forest area.

Visitors spoken to at the park last

Sunday morning said they loved the new

facility.

Kevin Boniface, of Kaiapoi, was

visiting with his English springer

spaniel, Koda.

The new park saved them from going

over to one of the Rangiora dog parks, he

said.

‘‘There are lots of trees and lots of new

smells for Koda to investigate here.’’

Melissa Clark and Irving Harrison, of

Kaiapoi, had their dog, Missy, alonghaired

Jack Russell, at the park on

Walk time ... Kevin Boniface, of Kaiapoi,

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big fans of Kaiapoi’s new dog park.

Sunday. They said it was an ‘‘awesome’’

new place for dogs.

‘‘It is agood place for socialising for

dogs and people,’’ Melissa said.

Robyn Spinks, of Kaiapoi, who had her

schnauzer, Oskar, at the park, agreed.

‘‘It’s fabulous. Oskar loves it. He loves

socialising with other dogs. They (the

council) have done agreat job.’’


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KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Bridge help appreciated

Last weekitwas awesome to officially

open the new Hawthorne Bridge. This

was my firstofficialopeningasmayor,

but more importantly is amilestone

peoplehave beenlooking forward to for

the last three years.

It has been along road to getting a

new bridge, but good thingstake time.

The bridgeispart of a$5.7 million

project to replace six bridgesacross the

district.

Takingthe time to build relationships

and plan the work properly meant the

work is 95% funded by the New Zealand

Transport Agency (NZTA), and the

bridges are heavily future­proofed.

This saves millions for our small

ratepayer base bothnow and for the

next 20 or 30 years.

Thank you to NZTA and the

governmentfor their fundinghelp,and

the rebuild team for getting the work

done. Ilook forward to seeing all six

bridges finished by Junenext year.

Meanwhile, please be patient and

sensible out there on the roads.

In other goodnews this week, the

council has received$333,000 from the

government’s Tourism Infrastructure

Fund. The cash is for two projects —

improving recycling bins across

Pegasus Bay

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Kaikouraand upgrading the

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Reserve,next to the new pool site,with

barbecues, sinks, seating, shade sails

and upgradedwalking and cycling

access.

The government received far more

requeststhan it was able to fund,so

being given thiscash is avote of

confidence for our counciland district.

Areport out this week is expected to

again highlight tourism as the top

earner for New Zealand. Tourism is the

major driver behindaround two­thirds

of Kaikoura’s economic activity. It

supportslocal business and families,

and is expected to go from strength to

strengthover the next few years.That

means more jobs and morelocal

opportunities.

That said, mostofour visitorscome to

experience the beauty of our natural

and unspoiled environment and marine

life.

That makes protecting our home and

finding ways to ensure tourism is

sustainable our top priority. This is

being helped by arangeofinitiatives.

Togetherwe’re on track to make sure

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Advisory group holds first meeting over age-friendly plan

By DAVID HILL

Anew advisory group has been set up to

implement the Waimakariri District

Council’s age­friendly plan.

The group held its first meeting last

month, after the recent adoption of the

plan.

Waimakariri District Council

community development adviser

Madeleine Burdon says the plan focuses

on eight areas, identified by aWorld

Health Organisation (WHO) initiative,

including outdoor spaces and public

buildings, transport and mobility,

housing, social participation, respect and

social inclusion, and health services.

Newly appointed chairwoman Joanne

Gumbrell says the group is grateful for the

work of the steering group in putting the

plan together.

‘‘It’s exciting to move into the

implementation stage and we look

forward to Waimakariri becoming an even

better place for older people to live in.”

The group plans to keep the wider

community updated on its work and will

report regularly to the council, including

any concerns or opportunities raised by

older people.

Several cities and communities around

the world have taken up this WHO

initiative, with only four established in

New Zealand. The Waimakariri district is

the only one in the South Island to

date.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Office

for Seniors partly funded the project and

has asked the local group to be acase

study.

Anetwork of groups interested in these

areas will be formed who will work with

the council to progress the plan, she says.

Anyone interested should contact

Madeleine Burdon on (0800) 965 468 or

email madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz.

The age­friendly plan is online at

waimakariri.govt.nz/community/workingwith­the­community/age­friendlycommunity.

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Deputy chair for mayor

By DAVID HILL

Dan Gordon has been appointed

deputy chairman of the Greater

Christchurch Partnership Committee.

He might be the new mayor on the

committee, but he was chosen ahead

of his Christchurch and Selwyn

counterparts to be the

deputy to independent

chairman Bill Wasley.

‘‘I was thrilled to be

put up for the role. The

partnership is in really

good shape and we are

looking at the sort of

issues we would like to

work on jointly over the

next three years.’’

Mr Gordon says

managing growth

remains the overriding

objective for the Greater

Christchurch partners.

‘‘I have previously been on the

partnership and when the Urban

Development Strategy was first put

together Iwas on the hearings panel,

so Ihave some experience.’’

The Greater Christchurch

Partnership Committee includes the

mayor and two councillors from the

Christchurch, Selwyn and

Waimakariri councils, as well as

Environment Canterbury’s chair and

two councillors.

Other partners include Te Runanga

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Christine Fraser, NormeShaw,JoanneGumbrell, Jan Pentecost, MadeleineBurdon and Cr

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Health Board, New Zealand Transport

Agency, Regenerate Christchurch and

the Department of Prime Minister and

Cabinet.

Waimakariri’s other

representatives are Deputy Mayor

Neville Atkinson and Cr Niki

Mealings.

‘‘I decided this term it

was important to bring a

new councillor through

to give them an idea of

the wider issues,’’ Mr

Gordon says.

He says he has also

been enjoying getting to

know the other mayors

on the Canterbury

Mayoral Forum.

‘‘I discovered I’m

related to the mayor of

Kaikoura (Craig Mackle).

It may be distant connection, but we’re

related.

‘‘I’ve found that it’s areally good

supportive body and Ilook forward to

working with the other mayors.’’

The mayoral forum meets again in

January for aplanning session, at

which the mayors will consider the

issues on which they will be working

together and advocating to

government about over the next three

years.

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likely to be high on the agenda.

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Amberley sparkled last

Thursday night.

The town heralded in the

festive season in style.

The crowd turned out to

shop locally, and enjoy ahuge

array of stalls, offering food,

crafts, arts and arange of

gifts, and entertainment by

buskers and bands.

It was all part of

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Mother Nature tried to

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brisk cool wind, but no­one

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children who were delighted

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carols, and enjoy acookie

workshop.

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ensuring every part of the

town was supported.

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inaugural event was so

successful that planning has

already started for next year.

‘‘We are very, very happy

with the festival and taking

feedback so we can fine­tune

the event next year.’’

She says the hard work of

Claire Inkson and Zoe Topp

in organising the many parts

of the festival helped make it

ahuge success.

The festival ran from 4pm

to 8pm, and included a

Wishing Tree in the Hurunui

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gifts for those in need, as well

as enjoy Christmas story

readings for children.

Claire said the synergy

between the community and

businesses was an important

part of the success of the

festival.

‘‘We love our town and our

community, and this is a

fabulous way to show how

great things can happen

when we work together and

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By DAVID HILL

Joiningthe newChildren’s University

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The Stevensonfamily of Cheviot

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own on­farm ram sale.

Markand Jo Stevenson, who

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The two studs havejoined

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for severalyears.

Ian Stevensonsays the ram

purchase represents an

investment.

“In order for us to continue to

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our clientsweneedtoensure we

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profitablelambproduction

componenttotheir business,’’ he

says.

‘‘This ramisagutsy, meaty

ram,backed up by great growth

breeding values. It is notoften

you comeacross aram like this

fella.”

He saidfarmerswill be able to

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thisram’sprogeny likelytobeon

offer at The Gums ramsale in

2021.

❛ This ram is agutsy,

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by great growth

breeding values.❜

—Ian Stevenson

MarkStevensonsays despite

forkingout aheftysum, the

family ‘‘endedupon the right

sideofthe ledger’’.

In all,164 rams were soldatan

averageof$1503,which is a

recordaverageprice for The

Gumson­farmram sale.

‘‘There wasgood support

acrossall the breeds offeredby

The Gums,with average prices

strong across the board.’’

He says40ofthe 44

quarterbreds sold, with atop

price of $5000 and an average of

$1905.Sixty­twoofthe 77

halfbredssold,with an average

price of $1473 and atop price of

$3600.

Six of the10PollMerinos sold

for an average$1450, withatop

price of $2500,while 39 of the 42

Dorset Down rams soldfor an

averageof$1217,withatop price

of $2000, and17ofthe 22 South

Dorset Downs sold foran

averageof$1135,withatop price

of $2000.

“Thecontinued support for

the stud’s genetics wasgreat,”

MarkStevenson said.

Buyers travelled from

throughout the South Island and

thelowerNorthIsland,

reflecting the positiveoutlook in

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fine woolcontracts ‘‘offering

pricestability and underpinning

producers’ confidence’’, he says.

“Wehaverelationshipswith

some clientsgoingbackover 40

years.’’

He says The Gums’fine­wool

rams wereoffered forauction

with ‘‘footrotresistance

breedingvalues’’.

‘‘This is theculmination of

seven years of work by theNew

Zealandfinewool sector, with

thebreeding value nowinits

final stagesoffull

commercialisation.’’

Record price ... Cheviot farmers,

from left, Ted, Jo, Mark, Ian and

Trish Stevenson paid $17,500 for a

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By SHELLEY TOPP

Oxford farmers Dick and Ann Frahm

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Christchurch A&P shows.

It has been an exciting time for the

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rams to aChilean buyer for

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and ram sale in Christchurch on

November 29.

The sale showed their poll dorsets are

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Dick and Ann own Gracebrooke Stud,

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cropping farm named after their two

daughters, Grace, aged 17, and Brooke,

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The couple have 140 breeding ewes on

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have 55 ewe­hogget replacements going

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It is ahectic schedule at times. ‘‘We

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says.

Dick is also the Poll Dorset Breed

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Anew competitorinthe OxfordA&P

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Audrey charmed by aRangiora village tour

Audrey is very happy she was

tempted into life at Charles

Upham Retirement Village

following a complimentary

gourmet lunch and tour.

Accompanying her on the

tour was Sales Advisor

Wendy Kappler who

remembers Audrey as

slightly hesitant during

the early part of the visit,

learning what life at the

village would be like.

Audrey enjoyed awonderful

lunch and was starting on

the facilities tour when she

met an old friend, unaware

that she was a Charles

Upham resident. Soon

enough her expectations of

the tour and the Rangiora

village had changed.

Audrey was no longer

hesitant. Instead she could

see the village offered a

strong social circle. She

was also intrigued by

Charles Upham’s links to

North Canterbury – an

area that had featured

throughout her life.

“I came and had alook one

day and, well, I was quite

taken with it!” Audrey says.

“I’m more than happy here.

You see I’m a Canterbury

girl and I’d be lost without

seeing those hills we’re

looking at.”

She was born in St Helen’s

Hospital in Sydenham,

Christchurch within a

family that included three

sisters. Her father worked

on Rangiora farms and then

for afrozen food company,

Fropack, and her mother

was ahomemaker.

She did her schooling in

Kaiapoi and Papanui, and

when she married moved

around New Zealand with

her own young family

to locations including

Beachhaven, Waiouru and

Te Anau, before returning

to Canterbury. Later she

and her husband Kevin, a

fisherman, lived in Motunau

near Greta Valley, and in

Barrhill, Rakaia.

Charles Upham serviced apartment resident Audrey with activities coordinator Jo Wix

When her husband passed

away, she couldn’t imagine

living on her own in

Barrhill, and was ready for

a move. Audrey says she

didn’t want to be aburden

on her children and wanted

to remain independent.

She has six children, three

daughters and three sons,

living in Canterbury or in

other parts of the world.

It was her daughter Lynda

that accompanied her to the

gourmet lunch and tour date

at Charles Upham and the

rest, as they say, is history.

That was 16 months ago.

She now loves village

life, being at home in her

serviced apartment,and the

opportunities she has to get

out with family and friends.

Originally, she had her car

at the village, but now has

given that away, and loves

the trips out in the village

van or with her daughters,

sons and their families.

While she has a stunning

third-floor view of Mount

Grey,inland from Amberley,

and other NorthCanterbury

features such as the Okuku

Range, Audrey loves to get

out and about toexperience

the village community and

to help others.

“Everybody seems to get

on well together and enjoy

doing things together,

which is what is so nice

about here. Audrey says.

Activities Coordinator

Jo Wix said Audrey was

forever helping other

people, including staff, in

the village. She had such

a caring personality and

that trait was shared byher

children, Jo said.

The village van had

taken a trip to Motunau

and Audrey’s daughter

Jenny helped to take the

residents out of the rain

and into the village hall

so they could continue

with abeach picnic without

getting wet.

Audrey and many other

village residents have

enjoyed recent day trips

to areas like Hawarden,

Terrace Downs and

Stoddart Cottage on

Banks Peninsula. She has

also regularly used the

Charles Upham swimming

pool and spa and enjoys

watching the bowlers

having a roll up on the

village green.

She enjoys Charles Upham’s

library for reading. The

other amenities include

a gym, hair and beauty

salon, bar, shop, movie

theatre and café.

delicious

We invite youtocome in for ataste of village life

Complimentary lunch and tour

Please call Chris Ashton or

Wendy Kappler on 03 310 8644

to book in. Transport available.


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Greetings

Burbidge Automotive

Peter, Nikki, Scott, Tony,

Simon &Paul wish everyone

aMerry Christmas and a

Happy New Year.

Thank you for your patronage.

Closed 5pm 19 t h December and

Reopens Monday 6 t h January

325 Flaxton Road • Phone 03 313 3344

2236365

NORTH CANTERBURY

Glass &

Auto Glass

wishes everyone aMerry Christmas

and aprosperous New Year.

Thank you for 2019 and we look forward

to being of service to you in 2020.

2236601

Closed 5pm Friday 20 th December

to Friday 3 rd January.

We will be covered by on call glazier

for urgent work, call out fees will be

charged.

Re-open Monday 6 th January 8am.

ph: 03 313 5335 fax 03 313 5765

www.northcanterburyglass.co.nz

10 Albert Street, Rangiora

We will match or better any written Quote

Thank you to all over 65 that asked

Robin Driver, North Canterbury

Painter to do painting ng work for

them and

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my clients

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Leanne and Shane

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and Reopen 1st October 2020

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North Canterbury News, December 12, 2019

Safe community status renewed

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri’s status as a

safecommunityhas been

confirmed for another

fiveyears.

Community leaders

gathered in the Rangiora

TownHalllast week to

mark20years as aWorld

HealthOrganisation

Safer Community.

Mayor DanGordon

saidhewas thrilled to be

abletosignthe reaccreditation

document

at the ceremony.

‘‘The re­accreditation

was thehighlight for me

thisweek.Iam very

proudofthe community

teamand thework

they’vedone.

‘‘Wedid question

whetherthe model was

still relevantfor us and

after someinvestigation

we realised it still was.

‘‘Itmeans alot to our

community team and to

our widercommunity.’’

Safer Communities

FoundationNew

Zealanddirector Tania

PeterssaidWaimakariri

was just the secondNew

Zealandcommunity to be

accredited backin1999.

It was accreditedjust

one day after Waitakere,

which is now partof

AucklandCouncil,so

Waimakariri is the

longestserving ‘‘safer

community’’inNew

Zealand.

‘‘Imustcongratulate

the WaimakaririDistrict

Council,’’ Ms Peterssaid.

‘‘There hasbeen alot

of changeand evolution

which has allowed you to

reflectand rethinkwhat

being asafer community

means to you.

‘‘Being accredited

doesn’t meanyou will

alwaysbesafefrom

harm andcrime, butthat

youwill always work

towards it.’’

Sheacknowledged the

collaborationbetween

thecounciland the

widercommunity,with

leaders representing

different organisations

anddemographics

participatinginthe

signingceremony.

WaimakaririMigrants

andNewcomers Group

chairwoman Padi

Nistala spoke about the

work of herorganisation

andthe support it had

receivedfrom the

council.

‘‘We areall global

citizens. We areall

connected.’’

Ngai Tuahuriri and

council kaumatua Aroha

Reriti­Croftsspoke

about thegrowing

connectionsbetween the

council andTuahiwi,

whileWoodendSchool’s

head pupils spoke about

efforts to improveroad

safety.

WaimakaririYouth

Ceremony... Waimakariri DistrictCouncil community teammanagerTessaSturley, left, joins

with the signatories after the signing of the Safer Communityre­accreditation document. The

signatories are Deirdre Ryan, on behalfofSocial ServicesWaimakariri, Waimakariri Heath

Advisory Group chairwoman CathieSinclair, DetectiveSenior Sergeant Greg Cottom,onbehalf

of Canterburyruralpolice, SaferCommunities FoundationNew Zealand directorTania Peters,

Ngai Tuahuriri kaumatua ArohaReriti­Crofts, Mayor Dan Gordon, WaimakaririAccess Group

chairwomanChris Greengrass, Waimakariri Migrants and Newcomers Group chairwomanPadi

Nistala, Waimakariri Youth Council co­convenor ArabellaJarman, and councilchief executive

JimPalmer.

PHOTOS: DAVID HILL

Council co­convenor

Arabella Jarman spoke

on behalfoflocalyouth,

introducing Ataleya

Dickie, aged 15, one of

the prizewinnersinthis

year’s WaiYouth

Centrestage,who gavea

danceperformanceto

Body Love by Mary

Lambert,asongabout

the challenges teenage

girls face.

Ms Peterssays 25

councilshavesafer

community status,

representingnearly 70

percentofNew

Zealanders

Signing ... Waimakariri District Council community team

manager Tessa Sturley watches Mayor Dan Gordon sign the

SaferCommunity re­accreditation document.

39

Funds to

improve

access

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Funding has been

approved to enhance

access to the Boyle River

Outdoor Education

Centre, near the Lewis

Pass, and the Lottery

Bush Scenic Reserve

near Waiau.

The Hurunui District

Council has received

$33,000 from the Ministry

of Business, Innovation

and Employment’s

Tourism Infrastructure

Fund to widen the

Magdalen Valley Road to

the centre and the

Department of

Conservation site there.

Atotal of $20,400 has

also been approved to

develop anew carpark

and improve access to

Lottery Bush.

Chief executive,

Hamish Dobbie says

tourism is an important

economic driver for the

Hurunui District.

Such funding, he says,

assists Hurunui

communities because it

helps deliver visitors to

these locations, while

also lessening the

financial burden on the

region’s small population

base.

Time isn't on

your side.

From 21 December, it will be illegal to own

anyprohibited firearms or parts.

Hand yours in to receive payment and avoid prosecution.

Anyone prosecuted will lose their firearms licence.

For a full list of collection events and

other ways to hand in your firearms

or parts, call 0800 311311

or visit police.govt.nz

Submitting Agency:

Case No.:

Item No.:

Date of Collection:

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North Canterbury News, December 12, 2019

41

Kaiapoi building to be finished in April

By SHELLEY TOPP

The new building under construction on

the corner of Williams Street and

Charles Street in Kaiapoi is due for

completion in April.

Work began on the two­level building

last April.

The building is designed by Kaiapoi

architects DSC Group and is being built

by Woodend company Paech

Construction.

More than half of the new 780 squaremetre

building has already been leased

to local law firm Corcoran French and

real estate company One Agency, with

another office under offer.

The building has two office spaces

upstairs and three of the four retail

spaces at ground level are still available

for lease. The remaining retail areas

would be ideal for abakery or cafe/wine

bar, and health and beauty or fashion

retailers, according to the developers of

the site, 137 Williams Street Ltd.

The building has been designed to pay

homage to the historical river town and

complement the special location close

to the Kaiapoi River.

The new retail development across

the road includes the Port and Eagle

Brew Pub, Craze Fashion, Kaiapoi

Florist and Gifts, Shoe Therapy, Shine

Hairstylists, Nori Table Sushi Bar and

R.W. Design.

‘‘This area has become adestination

for people in Kaiapoi and we want our

building to contribute to that boutique

environment,’’ the developers say.

Under construction ... An artist’s

impression of the new building taking shape

on the corner of Williams Street and Charles

Street, Kaiapoi. It is due for completion in

April.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The building will feature high ceilings

and large windows, which the

developers say will provide awarm,

light­filled, airy space with great views.

The stud height of up to 4.5 metres in

some of the retail areas is said by the

developers to be exceptional for a

building of this size.

Acentral lift will ensure easy access

and the building is also soundproofed,

with double glazing and extensive

insulation.

Paul atrue community man

ANorth Canterbury man,known for his

community spiritand giving alot of time

to others, has been awarded aKiwibank

Local Hero Award.

Paul Munnerley,ofHawarden, was

presented withhis award recently by

ChristchurchDeputyMayor

AndrewTurner.

Paul voluntarily compiles a

newsletter for the Hawarden/

Waikari area every fortnight,

distributedbyemail.There are

also paper copiesavailable

free throughoutthe district.

He helps at the Hawarden

A&P Show and is involved with

organisingthe Hurunui Races.

Paul is alsoinvolvedwith the

local Civil Defence as assistant

controllerfor the Hawarden area.

He is responsible for lookingafter the

Hawarden SchoolSwimmingPool for

the community and monitorsthe

chlorine system.Heuncovers and

coversthe poolevery day. He chairsthe

local swimming club and is involved in

Paul Munnerley

running gymkhanas throughoutthe

Hurunui district during the season.

Paul was thesecretary of the local

Fire Brigade for many years,is

chairman (andlibrarian) of the local

CommunityLibrary Committee, and is

the local chairman of the New

Zealand Educational Institute,

involving all local schools.

Manypeople in the district

owe theircontinued computer

use to Paul,who is the “go to

person” for anyone with a

problemlarge or small.

He has run night classes for

adults in computeruse for

manyyears.

Paulisinvolvedinthe local

Bridge Club.

He taughtfor many years at

HawardenArea School/Hurunui

College and there are many parents and

pupils who have reasontoremember

him withgratitude.Hehas already been

awarded aCommunity Services Award

for his work.


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New spuds

Potatoes grown on land in Marshlands

Road offered by members of the Belfast

Kaiapoi Rotary Club are being sold for

$5 a2kg box. All the labour is voluntary.

Funds raised by previous crops have

gone to support the Kaiapoi, Northcote

and Belfast primary schools, the

Canterbury Charity Hospital, the Boyle

River Outdoor Education Lodge, the

Spencer Park Surf Lifesaving Club,

Cholmondeley Children's Home, the

Waimakariri Sailing Club’s Youth

Division and the Belfast Playcentre.

The potatoes are sold at roadside stalls

at 587 Marshland Rd, 108 Island Rd (just

off Tram Rd), the corner of Main North

and Northcote Rd (the Oilchangers

site), the Challenge Service Station by

the Old Waimakariri Bridge, and the

Kaiapoi Golf Club entrance. They are

also available occasionally at the Ohoka

and Riccarton markets, and in the foyer

of Burwood Hospital. Large orders can

be phoned to Leith Falconer on (021)

142 6297. Orders of 25 or more boxes

will be delivered free.

Christmas shoot

The Amberley Gun Club is running a

NEWS

North Canterbury News, December 12, 2019

45

Christmas Shoot on Sunday, December

22, at its Innes Road grounds. There

will be three, 10 Bird shoots, with 20

prizes in each shoot. It starts at 9am.

Lunch is included. People wanting to

take part do not have to be gun club

members. For more information, phone

Murray Hartnell on (03) 314 8740.

Kaikoura Primary School yard market

The market will run from 9am to 1pm

every Saturday until February 15. Stalls

will sell art and crafts, produce and

plants. Sellers of new and used items

are welcome. It is $10 for a3.5m by 3.5m

site. There is no need to book as there is

plenty of space. It is aKaikoura

Primary School PTA fundraiser.

Kev's Big Dig

This popular annual event will be held

at Leithfield Beach on December 27,

from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Come along and

dig for treasure in this Amberley and

District Lions Club fundraiser. Great

prizes are on offer. There are two

sections: 3­7 years and 8­13 years. Entry

is $5 per child. Abouncy castle, raffles,

sausage sizzle, icecream and coffee will

be on site. Acar boot sale will run from

10.30am on the day.

Cilka's Journey,byHeather Morris

In thisfollow­uptoThe Tattooist of Auschwitz,the author tells

the true story of awoman who survivesAuschwitz, only to

find herself locked away again. Cilka Klein is 18 yearsold

when Auschwitz­Birkenau is liberatedbySoviet soldiers.But

Cilkaisone of the many women who is sentencedtoalabour

camp on charges of having helped the Nazis —with no

considerationofthe circumstances Cilka and women like her

foundthemselves in as they struggled to survive. Once at the

Vorkuta gulag in Siberia, where she is to serve her15­year

sentence,Cilkauses her wits, charm,and beauty to survive.

ClearmyName,byPaula Daly

Innocent? WhenCarrie was

accused of brutally murdering

her husband's lover, she denied

it. She denied it when they

arrested her, when they put her

in frontofajury, and when they sent her to prison. Now

she's three years into a15­yearsentence, away from the

daughtershe lovesand the life she had built.And she is

still denying thatshe is to blame.Guilty? Tess Gilroy has

devotedher lifetorightingwrongs through her job for

Innocence UK and realises that if she is to helpthis

woman, she must risk

uncovering thesecrets she has

struggled alifetime to hide.

Maori at Work: The Everyday

Guide to using Te Reo Maori in

the Workplace,byScotty

Morrison

Thisisasimple,practical and

engaging guide to using the

Maori language in and around yourworkplace. Maoriat

Work offers phrasesand tips for greetings and welcoming

people, emails and letters,speechesand social media, with

specific chapters on the office, constructionand roadworks,

retail,hospitality, broadcastingand teaching.

The management and staff of the

North Canterbury News wish to

thank our readers, advertisers,

contributors and deliverers for a

wonderful 2019.

We wish you all avery

Merry Christmas and a

Safe and Happy New

Year.

We are taking a short break but

will be back with all the content

you love early next year.

The final issue this year will be

on Thursday, December 19.

The first issue of 2020 will be

Thursday, January 9.

The Amberley and Rangiora offices

will close at 5.00pm on Friday,

December 20 and re-open at

8.30am on Monday,

January 13.

Thesetitles are availableinthe Waimakariri and

Hurunui libraries. Find out more aboutrecent additions by

going to the library catalogueatwaimakariri.kotui.org.nz or

hurunui.kotui.org.nz.

LOST AND FOUND

The following property has been

reported as lost to NorthCanterbury

police:

Apony­haired brownand white

wallet (Rangiora/Oxford area),amobile

pouch wallet(Amberley),ablack

Samsung Galaxy S9 in agel case

(Kaiapoi),agreenstonering on agold

band(HanmerSprings),ablack

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plusinaclear

siliconecase (Cheviot), ablackwallet

(Hanmer),aTakeo Kikuchibrown

leather wallet(Rangiora), aBlackberry

cellphone withaprotectivecover

(Rangiora),aHondakeyand doorkey

with ametal tabwithHarrods on it

(Rangiora),abig blackkeywith lock

controls attached to asilverring with a

smaller key(Amberley).

Thefollowing hasbeenfound: A

man’s Casio watch (Kaiapoi), aNissan

carkey/door opener/Dlockkey (found

in Rangiora now beingheldinKaiapoi),

andaGiant mountainbike (Kaiapoi).

For any urgent enquiries,

please email the managing editor,

robyn.bristow@ncnews.co.nz.


NEWS AND CLASSIFIEDS

46 North Canterbury News, December 12, 2019

Courageous ... Rangiora artist Karina Rypma speaks to guests

at the opening of her first exhibition, Courage,atthe Chamber

Gallery last Sunday.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Artist’scourage

shines through

By SHELLEY TOPP

Rangiora artistand art

therapist Karina Rypma

believesinbeing courageous.

‘‘Only by being courageous

and vulnerable we can reveal

our true self,’’ she says. ‘‘By

letting go we can see more

clearly.’’ Through her workas

an art therapist, Karina helps

her clients to heal by using

images and colour to let go of

issues and trauma.

But at the openingofher

firstsolo art exhibition,

Courage,inRangiora’s

Chamber Gallerylast Sunday,

she was suffering her own

fearsand anxietyabouthow

her paintings would be

received.

This was because,although

she trained as an artist and

became an art andcraft

teacher in the Netherlands,

whereshe was born in 1950,

she had along hiatusaway

from creative endeavours

aftercomingtoNew Zealand

with her husband, Rients, and

theirtwo youngsons in 1983.

Karina and Rients

emigrated to New Zealand in

search of abetter lifestyle and

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Public Notices

TOOT’N’CROON play at

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14th December. Local

9 member band

Toot’n’Croon present their

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Situations Vacant

Greta Valley School

Board of Trustees

Casual Vacancy for an elected trustee

Acasual vacancy has occurred on the board of

trustees for an elected parent representative.

The board has resolved under section 105 ofthe

Education Act 1989 to fillthe vacancy by selection.

If ten percent or moreofeligible voters on the school

roll ask the board, within 28daysofthis notice being

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then aby-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to

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Greta Valley School

1573 Omihi Road,

RD3 Amberley

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BRICK &Blocklayer. All

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CARPENTER / Painter

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North Canterbury News, December 12, 2019

Trade&Services

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Something foreveryone this Christmas

Every rything

you need

for the

BBQ

Every rything

you need for

the garden

including

home

irrigation

Phone: Lindsay,Ann or Julie 314 0130

We’vegot your motoring sorted this summer

Amberley Workshop: 314 0131 | Waikari Workshop: 314 4477 | Motorbike Workshop: 314 0134

Bridgestone Tyres: 314 0137 | Parts Department: 314 0136

Mon 23 rd Tues 24 th Wed 25 th Thurs 26 th Fri 27 th Sat 28 th Sun 29 th

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*Waikari closed Saturday mornings • Monday 6 th January

normal hours resume

The team at Arthur BurkeLtd would liketothank our loyal customers and wish you all avery

Merry Christmas and asafeand happy NewYear

ARTHURBURKELTD

Established 1935

Markham Street, Amberley | www.arthurburke.co.nz

2228111

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