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Tough

decisons

on road to

Olympics

• By Jacob Page

WEST MELTON’S rising

equestrian star Tegan Fitzsimon

has plenty to ponder over the

next few months.

After winning the FEI New

Zealand World Cup equestrian

series for the second year in a

row, with her horse Windermere

Cappuccino, the 29-yearold

now has an invitation to

April’s World Cup final in Las

Vegas, which could propel both

to the Olympics.

She knows if she accepts it

will likely to be the start of some

major international opportunities

but also the beginning of

the end of her relationship with

her nine-year-old horse she calls

Volley.

“If I go to Las Vegas, then Volley

will come with me and won’t

be coming home,” she said.

“He will be sold overseas, it

just doesn’t make sense financially

to bring him home, so it’s

a lot to weigh up.

Fitzsimon is the only New

Zealand-based rider on the

‘long list’ for consideration to

represent New Zealand at the

Tokyo Olympics in July and

August. • Turn to page 12

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TOUGH CHOICE: Tegan Fitzsimon’s Olympic dream may mean her horse Windermere

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• By Devon Bolger

LIFESTYLE BLOCK owners

are being targeted as the district

enters a risky fire season.

Emergency services and the

district council will this week

urge property owners to cut long

grass which is drying out across

Selwyn.

Fire and Emergency New

Zealand, police and the district

council Civil Defence team are

holding a meeting in West Melton

on Saturday to give lifestyle block

owners advice.

FENZ fire risk management

officer Kerri Pring said lifestyle

blocks tend to be more dangerous

because of the size and location.

“They are larger properties so

they aren’t in an urban setting. It’s

safer in urban areas because there

are more houses around and less

vegetation,” she said.

“Lifestyle block owners

generally have other working

jobs and their property is a hobby

so sometimes they can’t quite

get around to maintaining the

property by keeping the grass

low and trimming low hanging

branches and things.”

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WE MAY have a star in the making on

page 1 today.

Tegan Fitzsimon is such a good horsewoman

she could be at the Tokyo Olympics

in July/August.

The 29-year-old won the FEI New

Zealand World Cup equestrian series for the second year in a

row a fortnight ago with her horse Windermere Cappuccino,

she calls Volley.

She has been invited to the World Cup final in Las Vegas in

April, which could then springboard her on to other international

events.

Results at those events will be critical to making Tokyo.

Home-based results don’t count.

Volley will go to Vegas too. But because he is still young he

may not be Olympic material. So he will be sold and his career

would continue offshore.

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Petitioners hope

funding boost will get results

• By Devon Bolger

THE GROUP behind a petition

for safety upgrades at a West

Melton intersection are feeling

hopeful after a funding boost

into roading.

It was announced last month

the Government will invest an

extra $6.8 billion on transport

over the next four years.

The West Melton Residents

Association began a petition

early last year asking for safety

upgrades at the intersection

of Weedons Ross Rd and State

Highway 73.

It was presented to the Transport

and Infrastructure select

committee by MP Amy Adams

with more than 2300 signatures

last month.

There were 1148 digital signatures

and 1185 on paper.

Association

chairman Tim

Schurr said he

thinks the timing

could be beneficial.

“It’s very good

because the

Government will

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be spending more

money on roading projects and

I’m hoping that ours might

qualify for that.

“The timing of the petition

going to Parliament now might

mean it stands out and we may

get some action,” he said.

Deputy clerk of the committee

Elizabeth Murray confirmed the

petition is currently before them.

She said: “The committee may

ask for written submissions from

any appropriate agencies, and

potentially oral submissions

from the petitioner and those

agencies.”

After the committee has considered

the petition and any relevant

submissions, it will prepare

a report for Parliament.

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PROGRESS: The

Transport and

Infrastructure committee

will report back on the

petition calling for safety

improvements at the

intersection of Weedons

Ross Rd and State

Highway 73. ​

Ms Murray said: “Given the

many items on the committee’s

agenda, we are unable to give any

time frames for when the petition

might be reported back on.”

The residents’ association has

been campaigning for more than

10 years for something to be

done about the intersection.

Mr Schurr said: “The ultimate

goal would be getting extra

funds directed to our intersection,

to upgrade it to a full traffic

light controlled type, including

crossing signals for pedestrians.”

NZTA figures show there have

been 11 crashes at the intersection

since 2006. One was serious

and 10 were minor or didn’t

cause injury.

The petition came after it was

revealed last October that safety

improvements at the intersection

weren’t included in the NZTA’s

National Land Transport Programme

for 2018-21.

NZTA director regional

relationships Jim Harland

said: “Should funding become

available in the future or its

relative priority increases, the

project could be reconsidered.”

• Speed limit petition, page 4

In Brief

FIREFIGHTERS KEPT BUSY

Firefighters spent more than

three hours battling a blaze in

Darfield on Saturday. Fire and

Emergency New Zealand shift

manager Brent Dunn said they

were called to the fire near the

intersection of Clintons and

Bealey Rds just after 1pm. “One

stubble paddock was on fire, a

hedge was also involved. Seven

fire appliances attended the job.”

Firefighters were at the scene for

three and a half hours. Local fire

crews also attended two car fires

on Saturday night. A suspected

stolen vehicle was found on

Cooks Rd in Kirwee at about

11.10pm. Chief fire officer Stuart

Jones said the blaze covered

about a 50 sq m area. Lincoln

fire crews were called to a car fire

on Davidsons Rd in Springston

at 11.50pm which spread to a

nearby hedge.

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Meeting on Saturday to discuss fire risks

NZTA receives 101 submissions on speed changes

• By Devon Bolger

A BID TO reduce the speed on

State Highway 73 in West Melton

has taken another step.

The New Zealand Transport

Agency received 101 submissions

on its proposal to reduce the

speed from 70 to 60km/h.

A spokesman said they are

currently finalising an analysis

of the submissions and their

Kerri Pring

•From page 1

The topics of the meeting will

include how to prepare properties

for the peak fire season and what

to do in the event of a

fire.

“The district is on the

edge of quite a risky season

and if we continue

to stay dry we will end

up that way,” Ms Pring

said.

The general community

is also welcome to

attend the event

“The information

provided will be directed more so

at those with larger properties but

the key messages can be attributed

to any size property.”

Sergeant Phil Bayne said

there will be police staff in attendance

at the meeting.

Leeston chief fire officer Lloyd

Clausen said some lifestyle block

owners aren’t aware of the fire

danger.

“We have a lot more

established farms out here

as opposed to the Rolleston

and West Melton area

where they have a lot of 10

and 20-acre blocks.

“City people move out

there and they don’t know

the rules. How quick fires

can get away on you and

things like that,” he said.

Fire weather data from NIWA

put parts of the district as high risk

on Monday.

Restrictions were placed on the

district about a month ago on

December 13, meaning a permit

technical data relating to the

highway.

“To make the most informed

decision we can, we need to carefully

consider the information

that we have received through

those submissions, alongside our

own safety assessments.

“Changing speed limits is

a legal process and there are

numerous steps that we need to

was needed for any fire.

It came after firefighters anticipated

another busy dry season this

year.

Principal rural fire inspector

Bruce Janes said Selwyn is drying

out very rapidly.

“It’s all about the wind. The

wind is stripping out the grass

very quickly and we’ve had a lot of

lovely growth this season.

“The grass is dying naturally and

we’ve had north-westerlies all week

which hyper dry out those light

fuels, small branches and things

like that which can cause some

issues,” he said.

•The meeting will be

held at the West Melton

Community and Recreation

Centre on Saturday. 1-3pm.

Refreshments provided.

carefully follow once we have

completed our analysis,” he said.

West Melton Residents Association

chairman Tim Schurr said

he is pleased the speed review is

getting under way.

“This is something the residents

association has wanted to

see happen for some time. We

fully support a reduction in the

speed limits as an important step

VIGILANT: Lifestyle block owners are being asked to attend

a meeting on how to prepare their properties for a risky fire

season.

towards improving road safety

in West Melton.”

NZTA director of regional

relationships Jim Harland said

the proposed lower speed limit

is needed to reflect the increase

in residential and commercial

development in the area.

“The increased pedestrian,

cycling and vehicle movements

across and along the highway

mean that the current speed

limit is not appropriate.

“Residents, the Selwyn

District Council and Malvern

Community Board as well as

the West Melton Residents

Association have all expressed

their concern to us about the

current speed being unsafe. They

have been pushing for a speed

review for some time,” he said.

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Takeaway food building to be

demolished later this month

• By Devon Bolger

DEMOLITION of a

building in Lincoln’s

Gerald St to make way for

a pathway and grassed area

will start later this month.

The district council paid

$300,000 for the building

opposite The Famous

Grouse Hotel, which

contained Lincoln Chinese

Takeaway, last year as part

of major changes planned

for Lincoln’s main street.

It will take six to eight

weeks to demolish and cost

$52,500.

The takeaway is now operating

around the corner

in Robert St.

Said district council

property manager Douglas

Marshall: “The space will

have a footpath connection

installed in front of the

pharmacy, with the balance

of the site grassed.”

It would be the first step

to opening up the retail

precinct area and transforming

the street appeal,

he said.

“There’s been interest

from people in Lincoln

over many years in doing

something new with that

REVITALISE: Demolition of 5 Gerald St, formerly

Lincoln Chinese Takeaway, will start this month as

part of major changes planned for Lincoln’s town

centre. ​

site and this was an opportunity

to open up the

space with a fresh welcoming

area to the new town

centre.”

Meanwhile, a section

the district council

purchased in Lyttelton

St, near Gerald

St, on will become

a public car park

starting in 2021.

The district

council purchased

the site in late 2018

to compensate for

what will be the loss of on

street car parking on an

upgraded Gerald St.

The district council has

budgeted $590,000 for the

Douglas

Marshall

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car park.

The Lincoln Town

Centre Plan was adopted

by the district council in

2016 after community

consultation. It will

see the area develop

into public spaces

and squares and

cycleways.

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the Gerald St plaza

around Robert St

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the pavement to

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Ross Wilson

What it takes to make a good gun

Ross Wilson of Greenpark

Huts and his talented

labrador retriever Brynderin

Ted recently won the title of

NZ gun dog of the year. The

61-year-old speaks to Devon

Bolger about what sparked

his interest in the sport and

what makes Ted so special

What first got you into gun

dog trials?

It was a bit of a coincidence

really. The Sinclairs, Sue and

Stu from Springston, must have

heard that I wanted another dog

because my one at the time was

getting a little old. I ended up

buying Ted from them. They

were really big on trialling and

encouraged me into it too after

that. That’s how it all happened.

I had done a lot of trapshooting

when I was younger and thought:

‘Oh well, I suppose I like guns

and dogs, why not?’ They taught

me everything I needed to know,

they’re very good at what they

do. They have Ted’s sister and she

is amazing too. So I pretty much

just took it all in and it went

from there.

Can you explain what gun

dog trialling is?

There could be 25 to 30 dogs

competing on the day. When it’s

your turn to go, the dog first has

LOYAL: Ross Wilson with Ted. The labrador retriever has won the NZ gun dog of the year.

to walk directly beside you for

about 5m inbetween two pegs.

Once he’s there you stop and step

clear of your dog. A bird dummy

then gets thrown up from about

100m away and falls. The dog

has to look at it and study it to

mark where it is. Once three

birds have been thrown I have to

say fetch. He will then hopefully

run in a completely straight

line, you can’t deviate by more

than 1m, find the bird straight

on and bring it directly back to

me. It’s all on points. If the dog

hasn’t deviated or done anything

wrong you won’t have lost any

points.

Do you have any particular

achievements in the sport that

stand out?

There’s really been two. We

headed to Alexandra last year for

the NZ Gundog Championships.

Ted was awarded gun dog of

the year which is across all the

dog breeds and is based on how

many points and titles you win

for the entire year. It was a huge

surprise when I got it, it was such

a thrill. The other one that stands

out is the Banbury Shield. In

November last year, the Southern

Golden Retriever Club held

their annual gun dog trial. The

first trial was for the Arangold

Trophy which all breeds can

compete for. Ted and I ended up

with the highest points to win

that and then on the last day

of the competition Ted came

second in his trial which gave

him the highest points overall for

the weekend and we took home

the Banbury Shield.

Can you tell me about your

trapshooting days?

I first got into it when I was

about 18. I was introduced by

a good friend and thought I’d

give it a go and ended up loving

it. I didn’t get properly into it

until I was about 28. I ended

up winning trophy after trophy

and my goal became to shoot

for my country. I went on to

achieve that in 1995 and that

same week I won a New Zealand

title competing against everyone

from around the world. It was

mindblowing.

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Tell me more about Ted.

He’s apart of the Brynderin

breed which is owned by the

Sinclairs. He is such a good dog.

They had his father’s semen flown

in from England and they had

the mother at Springston, she

was a very good trialler too. The

semen was off a dog that had won

the International Gundog League

which is the English gundog of

the year, twice. I started training

Ted when he was about six weeks

old and he has always been onto

it. Every time you win a title,

you get challenge certificates

and to be considered a field

trial champion you have to get

six of those. The next step after

that is being a grand field trial

champion, which is 20 of those

certificates. It’s something people

dedicate their lives to achieving.

It took nearly four years but we

got it last year. Ted was so good,

he just kept getting more and

more points and before I knew it

we had 20. It means that by the

time Ted was five he was a grand

field trial champion.

What do you like most about

him?

He is such a biddable dog,

he just wants to please you the

whole time. He’s wonderful and

great company but so switched

on when it comes to trialling. I

also do a whole lot of hunting

and he just clicks to that like you

wouldn’t believe. I’m gonna miss

him when he goes that’s for sure.

I’m enjoying every minute because

a dog’s life is relatively short.

‘He just wants to please

you the whole time’

– Ross Wilson

How much training goes into

gun dog trialling?

When they’re younger it’s

essential but now I just need to do

some fine-tuning with Ted every

now and then. When I first got

him, the fishing wasn’t good so

I had about six to eight months

of just solid training. It takes

forever, you’ve got to really iron

those small issues out, you lose

points if your dog shifts forward

or does something

silly. If you’ve got a good dog

they will pick it up pretty quickly.

Ted’s always been very good, even

when he was just a wee nipper.

What do you do for work?

I am a commercial flounder

fisherman on Lake Ellesmere.

I met this guy one day and he

owned a farm in Irwell. His son

had just died and he had nobody

to pass his fishing business on to.

He asked if I’d like to buy it and

I thought: ‘Hell yeah.’ It was just

the right place at the right time.

He said I could have the whole

thing, boat included, for about

$40,000. It hasn’t been a bed of

roses all the time I mean if you

don’t get the right openings in

the lake then you can’t get the

fish you need. You can go two

or three years of nothing which

has happened to me a few times.

When it’s good it’s good though.

A real feast or famine. So that

was when I got into fishing and

it’s been about 26 years now.

Can you tell our readers about

your family?

I have three sisters and one

brother. I am quite close with my

sister Erin. She’s the only one of

us who ended up sticking with

farming.

How long have you lived in the

district?

I have lived here all my life. I

grew up on a farm in Norwood

which is between Burnham and

Dunsandel. We had 1000 acres

there. My family leased it for

about 35 years and then dad got a

bit too old and moved on. I went

on to move out here to Greenpark

Huts after that.

What do you like about living

here?

There’s so much to do here

and everything is so damn

close. If you want to do anything

you can, other places you’ve

got to travel miles. It feels like

everything is in your backyard.

dog; Ted adds to trophy cabinet

SUCCESSFUL: Some of the awards Wilson and Ted have

earned.


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Hororata event planned

for Australian bush fires

• By Devon Bolger

HORORATA SINGER Holly

Kimber has organised a

community event in a bid to raise

money for the Australian bush

fires.

She was inspired to do something

to help the rural communities

who have suffered.

“Like many people I have found

it hard to watch the disaster

unfolding in Australia and really

want to do something to help.

“So I’ve called on my musical

friends and a number of other

Hororata locals to put together

a fundraising concert,” said

Kimber.

A number of musicians will

perform at the planned event,

including Kimber’s band Chilton

House and blues band the South

Street Trio.

All proceeds from the event will

go to the BHR Fire Disaster and

Drought Appeal administered by

the Rotary Club of Sydney.

The fund is used to support

farmers impacted by the fires by

organising food for stock and

supplies for people.

Kimber began her career as a

musician at age 16 with a gig at

Lyttleton’s Wunderbar.

UNITE: Hororata musician Holly Kimber has organised an event

with all proceeds going to the Australian bush fires.

Now, she regularly performs at

Christchurch live music hot spots

showcasing her soulful singing

and guitar playing or performing

with her rock party band.

She has taught and performed

music at a summer camp in New

York City before settling down to

study at Ara Music Arts.

• The concert will be held in

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Patterns, materials and sewing

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decided they could help.

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Quarter century of

firefighting recognised

• By Devon Bolger

WHEN JEREMY

Greenwood began

volunteer firefighting at

17 he never imagined

completing 25 years of

service.

Now the Lincoln chief

fire officer has received a

gold star pin for doing just

that.

Mr Greenwood said it

was a very proud moment.

“I remember thinking

when I first joined, how

does anyone ever complete

25 years? It seemed such

a long time away but now

that I’ve done it I feel it has

gone very quickly.

“I could have never done

it though without the

unconditional support of

my wife Carol and family,”

he said.

He had always been very

interested in the fire brigade,

even from a young age.

“We had family friends

involved and I remember

the excitement as they

took off when the siren

sounded. I would try to

negotiate with my parents

to follow the fire engines to

see the action.

“As soon as I was old

COMMENDED: Lincoln chief fire

officer Jeremy Greenwood (right)

receiving his gold star pin for

25 years of service from United

Fire Brigades Association former

president Alan Kiltelty. ​

enough and left school I

joined the Southbridge Brigade.

Five years after that I

transferred to Lincoln.”

Mr Greenwood said

there have many call-outs

A PLANNED gala

event aims to show the

community the importance

of Ellesmere Hospital.

The Friends of Ellesmere

Hospital are hosting

the event at the hospital

grounds in Leeston next

month.

The group is made up of

locals who support the staff

and patients at the hospital

by providing financial and

other input to the day-today

running of the facility.

Treasurer Geoff Lill said

the event is to make the

community more aware of

the facility and its importance.

“Our hospital building

is well overdue for some

much-needed TLC. We

have been working with

the CDHB in an endeavour

to get a fresh coat of paint

and a new roof to make

sure that the hospital lasts

another 95 years.”

Entry is free and there

will be food, crafts, entertainment,

fun for the kids

and an opportunity to

familiarise yourself with

the facility, he said.

Ellesmere Hospital is

owned, staffed and funded

by the Canterbury District

that have stuck in

his mind.

“The earthquakes

and the

recent Port Hills

fires would be at

the forefront. On

both occasions,

the brigade was

heavily involved in

operations.

“The hardest calls

I have attended are

accidents involving

children, especially

when they are a

similar age to your

own. The great support

we have within

the brigade and

FENZ as a whole

certainly helps get

us through.”

He will keep

firefighting for “as

long as I still enjoy

it,” Mr Greenwood

said.

“We have a

great team at the

Lincoln Brigade

and are pretty

proud of what we have

achieved over the last

few years so the goal is to

ensure we continue doing

what we do well.”

Gala planned for Ellesmere Hospital

Health Board.

The hospital provides

care to Selwyn based patients

needing respite and

post-operative and rehabilitation

support, along with

end of life care.

It opened on October

1 1924, as a general

hospital with an annex for

maternity.

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Struggle ahead for Selwyn teams

• By Jacob Page

SELWYN-BASED teams have

a bit of work to do to make the

play-offs of the Canterbury

Country 45-over premier cricket

competition in six weeks time.

Only competition leaders

Leeston-Southbridge are in the

top four after round nine on

Saturday.

Southbrook, Oxford and Cheviot

round out the top four with

five rounds to go.

Darfield, Weedons and Lincoln

sit sixth, seventh and eighth

respectively.

Three centuries and a last ball

thriller were the highlights of the

weekend.

Leeston-Southbridge’s Rupert

Young hit 101 at Weedons Domain

to help his team reclaim

the Steve Ryan Cup against

Weedons by 68 runs.

Leeston-Southbridge made

276 for four with Harry Chamberlain

and captain Toby Doyle

both hitting half centuries in

support of Young.

Doyle said Young was ruthless

square of the wicket and he was

thrilled to win back the cup

which is played for between the

two teams and Lincoln.

“Rupert is a very compact

player but he punished anything

short and we were able to set a

platform for him,” Doyle said.

Lincoln lost a heart-breaker by

one wicket to Cheviot who were

able to chase down their target of

295 off the final ball, at Cheviot

Domain.

TOP FORM: Leeston-Southbridge’s Rupert Young, seen playing

here against Cheviot in November, hit 101 to help his team

regain the Steve Ryan Cup from Weedons, on Saturday.

PHOTO: KAREN CASEY ​

Lincoln’s Joe Williams

smashed 126 but his effort was

upstaged by Cheviot’s Will

Hamilton who hit 134.

Darfield’s batsmen stepped up

at Pearson Park to beat Oxford

by six wickets.

Nick Jenkins led the pursuit of

164 with an unbeaten 53.

Darfield coach Shannon

McAleer praised his team’s

bowling effort.

SPORT

“We were able to keep the ball

full and straight and take away

the short square boundaries.

“We composed ourselves well

in the chase of a total which

required a solid start.

“If you lose three wickets, a

scored of 160 can look bigger

than it actually is, so I thought

we did well.”

Southbrook were able to maintain

second place on the ladder

behind Leeston-Southbridge

but they needed their bowlers to

pick up their batsmen in a lowscoring

20-run win over Sefton.

Southbrook scrambled to 129

all out at Sefton Domain, thanks

largely to an unbeaten 49 from

Shanan Stewart.

Five wickets from Arafat

Bhuiyan and three for 25 from

Jonathan Green saw Sefton go

from 75 for three to 109 all out.

Round 10 this week will see

Lincoln host Weedons with both

teams keen to improve their topfour

chances.

Leeston-Southbridge will host

Sefton.

Second will play third when

Oxford play Southbrook and

Cheviot will travel to play

Darfield.

Points – Leeston 56,

Southbrook 52, Oxford 44,

Cheviot 40, Sefton 32, Darfield

24, Weedons 24, Lincoln 16.

Knockout

match for

twenty20

competition

• By Jacob Page

LEESTON-Southbridge will

play Lancaster Park in the

Canterbury final of the national

twenty20 knockout competition

on Sunday.

Captain Toby Doyle said he

was thrilled with his team’s

eight-wicket win against Pleasant

Point in the opening round fixture

prior to Christmas at Main

Power Oval, and hoped the form

would carry over.

“There’s no doubt we will be

big underdogs in this one but

twenty20 is the type of format

where things can change quite

quickly.’’

Much will rely on Harry Chamberlain

and Tim Gruijters who

both contributed with bat and

ball in the opening round win.

Meanwhile, the Canterbury

Country primary school team

finished sixth at the South Island

tournament at Westport, on

Friday.

Canterbury Country lost to

Canterbury Metro Black in the

play-off for fifth to conclude their

week as they were unable to defend

210, losing by six wickets.

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by 10 wickets in the final to claim

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Lincoln driver runs

hot into Chili Bowl

• By Allan Batt

SPEEDWAY DRIVER Jeremy

Webb will head into the Chili Bowl

in Tulsa, Oklahoma, today after a

dominant past month on the track.

The 28-year-old from Lincoln

has continued to build on his

impressive CV by successfully

defending his New Zealand TQ

midget title up at Western

Springs in Auckland and has

now won the storied event for

three successive years.

He then stepped up to his

full sized midget and finished

fourth in the World Thirty Lap

Derby at the same track. In mid-

December he won his second

South Island title in his Esslinger

powered midget.

The Chili Bowl – a midget car

race held on an indoor 400m dirt

track, is his next target.

This event, which has attracted

more than 250 entries, is considered

by many to be the world’s

most prestigious midget car race.

Webb has been secured by the

Clausen-Marshall organisations

which is one of America’s premier

teams.

Webb’s ride is a fully sponsored

one and his participation underlines

the high regard that he is held

in within speedway circles.

The Chili Bowl is held in such

esteem within auto racing circles

that NASCAR, Indy Car and

drag race drivers join their dirt

track counterparts for a slice of

the glory.

At the completion of the Chili

Bowl, Webb will fly home to

participate in the 78 th New Zealand

Midget Car Championship

at Ruapuna on January 24 and

25. This event is already shaping

up to be the biggest midget car

meeting in Ruapuna’s 59 seasons

with 45 entries, including the

current USA Champion Tyler

Courtney, three other Americans,

former Australian Kaydon

Brown, eight time and current

New Zealand champion Michael

US HOPES:

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will race in

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Oklahoma.

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Pickens and more than 20 North

Island entrants.

Ruapuna Speedway president

Allan Daly said Webb’s form

along with his participation in

the Chili Bowl will set him up for

a strong showing at the nationals.

“Jeremy is an exceedingly

talented racer and we really are

excited about his future. We have

been blown away by the strong

entry list for the New Zealand

championship. In some ways it’s

almost a world championship

of New Zealand and Jeremy

will be primed for this one. I’m

confident that all of our boys

are set for a strong showing

but Jeremy certainly has an

advantage with his strong

build up.”

• By Jacob Page

ROAD CYCLIST Bailey

O’Donnell will be part of the

national team that will contest

the New Zealand Cycle Classic

this week.

The 19-year-old from Prebbleton

had a two-month stint racing

on the roads of Belgium last year,

an opportunity organised by former

New Zealand cyclist Hayden

Roulston.

O’Donnell won a 100km race,

often referred to as a kermesse, in

Deinze, west of Flanders in August.

The five-day race in the Wairarapa

will conclude on Saturday.

There will be 108 riders competing,

they represent 18 teams

from 12 countries including

Australia, France, Great Britain,

Guam, Japan, Malaysia, Malta,

Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand,

Romania and Taiwan.

The event will see riders complete

a total of 668.6km over five

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O’Donnell said he was keen to

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event and spend more time in

Europe this year.

“I’ve decided to totally focus

on the road this year and if you

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see you and that’s how you get

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SPORT

O’Donnell to compete

in NZ Cycle Classic

TALENTED: Bailey O’Donnell.

pictured winning a race in

Europe in August last year, will

compete in the New Zealand

Cycle Classic this week. ​

Cycling New Zealand’s Graeme

Hunn says a long list of outstanding

New Zealand riders have

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experience competing in the

New Zealand Cycle Classic and

he is confident this year’s team

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“We have an exciting group

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experience and success on the

road and the track, with several

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Rolleston libraries

Darfield Pool Party

Darfield on Sunday,

2-4pm

Pack the car up with

the kids, togs, sunscreen,

towels and jandals and

make sure to head along

in time for the sausage

sizzle. You’ll be entertained

all afternoon with a live

DJ, big inflatable obstacle

courses and spot prizes.

Darfield Pool

Teacup Candles

Leeston on Saturday,

11am-12.30pm

This session will be

hosted by librarian Libby,

who will demonstrate how

to melt and pour soy into

teacups and mix in a

blend of delicious smelling

essential oils to make your

own personalised candles.

Everything you need will be

provided, just take yourself.

Leeston Library

Wild Kids Series: Tī

Kōuka String Making

Rolleston on Sunday,

10.30-11.30am

A fun activity for

the young ones and an

opportunity to learn

to make string from tī

kōuka cabbage tree leaves.

Suitable for 7+ years. $10

per person. Bookings

essential.

Rolleston Library

JP Clinics

Rolleston on Monday,

noon-1pm, Lincoln on

Tuesday, 10am-1pm,

Email devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Darfield on Wednesday,

11.30am-12.30pm

A justice of the peace will

be available to members of

the community to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies,

hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations,

as well as sign citizenship,

sponsorship or rates

rebates applications.

Darfield, Lincoln and

Rolleston libraries

Firefighter Storytime

Lincoln on Wednesday,

10am, Rolleston on

Thursday, 10.30am

Listen to stories and take

part in interactive songs

and activities as well as

learning what to do in an

emergency and how to

keep safe this summer.

Bring along any burning

questions you’ve ever

wanted to ask a firefighter.

Recommended for ages 3+.

Free to attend. Bookings

not required.

Lincoln and Rolleston

libraries

Pirate Party

Darfield on Wednesday,

11am-noon, Lincoln on

Friday, 11am-noon

Go along and help the

libraries to celebrate the

birthday of Margaret

Mahy. The hour long

session starts with a

live reading of Mahy’s

hilarious book The Man

Whose Mother Was a

Pirate, before settling into

a collection of other wellloved

pirate stories and

interactive songs. Free to

attend. All ages welcome.

Darfield and Lincoln

libraries

Discovery Time

Lincoln on Sunday,

1.30-3pm and Darfield on

Wednesday, 3.30-5pm

Head along to discover

a new, fun and creative

activity each week at

the library. Drop in, no

bookings necessary.

Lincoln and Darfield

libraries

Device Drop In

Lincoln on Friday,

10am-noon, Darfield

on Friday, 1.30-3.30pm,

Go along to the

Teddy Bears’

Picnic today for

jam-packed family

fun, including

Pedalmania crazy

bikes, storytelling,

face painting and

more. The day

will finish with the

famous Teddy

parade. Prizes

include the ‘Most

Loved Teddy’,

‘Biggest Teddy’

and Cutest Teddy’.

Rolleston Reserve

and Community

Centre, 11am-1pm. ​

Leeston on Friday, 2-4pm

and Rolleston on Tuesday,

noon-1pm

Head along to the

informal support groups

to help familiarise yourself

with your digital device.

Whether it’s a tablet or

mobile phone, someone

will be able to help you

with the basics.

Lincoln, Darfield,

Leeston and Rolleston

libraries

Markets

Leeston

Market:Saturday, 9.30am-

12.30pm, 75 High St,

Leeston.

Darfield Market:

Saturday, 9am-1pm,

opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Market@254: Saturday,

9.30am-1pm, rain or shine,

254 Lawford Rd, West

Melton.

Lincoln Farmers and

Craft Market: Saturday,

10am-1pm, Gerald St.

Running groups

Rolleston Road

Runners: Thursday

registration from 6.15pm

for a 6.30pm start. 3km,

6km and 9km options in

Foster Park, next to the

gravel car park.

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.40pm for a 6pm start.

3km or 6km options. Starts

outside Coffee Culture on

Gerald St.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.45pm for a 6pm start.

1.8km, 3km and 6km

options. Meet at McHughs

Plantation.

Ellesmere Road

Runners: Wednesday

registration from 5.45pm,

starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km

walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

Foster Park Run:

Saturday from 7.50am.

Free weekly timed 5km

run, jog or walk. Register

at www.parkrun.co.nz/

foster and don’t forget

your barcode. Foster Park,

Rolleston.

From computer

novice to digital

whizz

A simple desire to become more

confident using computers has opened up

a world of possibilities for Thomas King, a

co-director of a logistics business.

“The world is rapidly changing and to

keep pace with it, having some confidence

and competence in computing is crucial,”

he says. “I realised that I’d have to embrace

this scary but exciting new tech-driven

world sooner or later, and now here I am

today, loving what I once feared.”

Thomas got the skills he was looking

for at Ara Connect, a network of

community hubs operated by Ara Institute

of Canterbury which

offer free, non-assessed

computing courses for

anyone wanting to gain

skills and confidence

using digital technology.

Thomas says the tutors

at Ara Connect made

learning an enjoyable

experience and were

very supportive. “I felt

so inspired during my

journey. The tutors were

very attentive and always

eager to assist. They want

you to succeed and they

encourage you to push

your boundaries without ever throwing

you in the deep end.”

His advice for anyone else considering

the computing courses at Ara Connect

is to just go for it. “Knowing how to use

computers in a way that delivers results can

make life so much easier, especially in the

world of business. I certainly wish I’d taken

courses like these two decades ago. My

advice is to pluck up the courage and just

go for it.”

Information about Ara Connect

courses is available at ara.ac.nz or by

calling 0800 24 24 76.


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SUMMER FUN in SELWYN

Your guide to what’s happening over the Summer break

Fun day at the show

Don’t miss out on one

of Canterbury’s most

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the holiday season– the

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Show, held this weekend

on Saturday 18 January.

Come and check out the huge range of

animals at the show with exhibitions and

competitive events such as horse riding

and show jumping, Shetland pony fancy

dress, sheep shearing, wood chopping,

working dog displays, grand parade at

1pm and much more.

You can also take time out from the

outdoor events and head inside to the

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rolleston business hub

Jones Road and Industrial Zone

Raw goodness for your best friend

Providing your best friend with a raw pet food diet is easy

and affordable with Real Pet Food.

The Jones Road pet food manufacturer

offers a reliable supply of fresh

animal meat that is processed onsite,

ensuring real quality fresh

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Owner Bernie Hatton has

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industry and takes pride in

providing locally-sourced

pet food. He says Real

Pet Food’s meat is one of

the freshest and longestlasting

pet foods around,

and most importantly, has

no preservatives additives, or

non-meat fillers.

Real Pet Food opened in its

current Rolleston store three years

ago when the business outgrew their

Hoon Hay premises. They offer a range

of meat types, as well as mixed-meat options

including beef, chicken and horse. The latter, Bernie says,

is a good option for dogs with allergies. These come in a

choice of minced meat or diced steak (for beef and horse)

and can be bought fresh or frozen.

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fresh meat daily and can

provide any size portion,

from small individual

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meat to larger 10kg

cartons or even 25kg

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mixes based on

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bulk frozen meat

in boxes comes

pre-cut into handysized

portions of

roughly one kilogram.

Frozen 10kg packs

of raw dog food can be

ordered online at www.

realpet.co.nz for delivery in the greater

Christchurch area, with a wider range of

stock available in-store.

The easy-access fridges in-store hold an additional

range of beef tripe, chicken necks, meaty beef bones,

rabbit mince, a supreme mix and a special blend of meats

for cats. The high-energy musterer’s mix, with chicken,

beef and horse is a popular choice for people with

working dogs and is also available to order online.

Pop in to see Bernie and his team at 855 Jones Road in

Rolleston to buy some fresh raw pet food for your dog,

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Sat 8am-12 noon

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Is your vehicle not running to it’s

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Diesel Fix can give you a no Fuss assessment

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7 Simple tips to a stress-free

start to the school year

Innovative, Connected

and Empowered Learners,

driving their passion for

learning.

• Excellent learning environment for all students

• Leadership opportunities for senior students

School commences 8.50am,

Tuesday 4th February 2020

Office is open from Friday 31st January

for new enrolments.

For enquiries phone: 03 347 8448

E-mail: office@westmelton.school.nz

www.westmelton.school.nz

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or changing

schools there are some simple steps that can help to ease those first

day worries and ensure a smooth transition for everyone.

Never underestimate the very simple idea of talking with your

child – about what the day will be like, how they will get to school,

the teacher’s name or what they will do.

1. If your child is moving to a new school, find out whether there

are other children moving to the same school. Encourage your

child to talk with these children. You might be able to arrange

for your child to arrive at school with them on the first day.

2. For older students get them to make a list of the things they’re

looking forward to about going to the new school. Yo u

could do some research into some extracurricular

activities that they might not have had at their

previous school and be enthusiastic about the

move. Visit the school during the holidays to

familiarise them with where everything is.

3. The first days as a new entrant can be an

anxious time for parents, caregivers and

your child. Simple things like shopping

together for a new lunch box or back pack

and put them aside until their first day

arrives can help with the anticipation.

4. Establish a sleep schedule before school

starts, especially if they have had a long

holiday or break from pre-school. The ideal is nine to 10 hours

every night, starting at least a week before school starts so that

you both adjust to the routine.

5. Plan ahead for ways to make things easier such as laying out

their clothes the night before or pre-preparing week night

meals so there is less stress on everyone and a tired child gets

fed quickly if needed.

6. Think about whether to introduce healthy snacks and lunches

before school starts, particularly if your child is a fussy eater.

Try some new vegetable or fruit with a dip that can be put in a

container in their lunch box or cut sandwiches in fun shapes.

7. While it is tempting for your new entrant to be involved in lots

of activities offered at primary school level, children

need to have downtime, particularly when they are

starting school and dealing with a lot of things that

are new to them. Keep the schedule light until

everyone is settled in to their new routine.

So whether your child is a new entrant

or changing school due to, the most

important thing is to talk with them and

try to relieve any potential issues before

they arise while keeping positive and

enthusiastic about this huge change in

your child’s life.

20th Jan 9am Office Reopens

27th Jan 1.15pm New Student Induction

Yr 13 Course Confirmation

30th Jan 8.30am – 3pm Yr 13 Leadership Course

8.30am – 3pm Yr 7 Interviews

9am-12pm Yr 12 Course Confirmation

Welcome to 2020

Clearview Primary

Term 1 Commences

Tuesday, 4 February

2020

Open afternoon Monday 3 February 1-3pm

Office open for enrolments from

Wednesday 29 January

31st Jan 8.30am – 3pm Yr 13 Leadership Course

8.30am – 3pm Yr 7 Interviews

9am-12pm Yr 11 Course Confirmation

3rd Feb 9.40am ALL students normal

Monday late start

West Rolleston

Primary - School

Te Kura o Te Uru Kowhai

Welcome to 2020

Term One

commences on

Tuesday 4th

February 2020

Please visit our website

www.westrolleston.school.nz

for more information

Leeston

Consolidated

School

2020 school year commences on

Wednesday 29th January at 9am.

School office will be open for

new enrolments on Tuesday 28th

January 9am-12pm

Lynda Taylor, Principal

Ph 324-3493

admin@leeston.school.nz

Uniform Sale

Order on-line at: nzuniforms.com/clearview,

or visit NZ Uniforms retail store

455 Blenheim Road,

Sockburn

Second Hand Uniforms

Monday 3 February 1 - 3pm

in the Clearview Hall.

Cash or cheque only.

Please visit www.clearview.school.nz for further information on Clearview Primary

The office will be open 31st January 2020 for new enrolments

(By appointment only)

Contact admin@rolleston.school.nz or 03 347 8355

Uniform Shop Open hours

Wednesday 29th Jan 9am - 3pm

Thur 30th Jan 9am - 3pm 5pm - 7pm

Fri 31st Jan 9am - 3pm 5pm - 7pm

Mon 3rd Feb 9am - 3pm

Term one starts Tuesday 4th February 2020


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Wednesday January 15 2020 25

More schools and capacity to meet

expected growth in Rolleston

Rolleston has grown rapidly over the past ten years,

particularly in response to the need for postearthquake

housing. With its town-meetscountry

feel and lifestyle appeal, the rapid

growth trajectory for the popular Selwyn

town is expected to continue until at

least 2030, and plans are underway

to ensure that the growing need for

local schools is met.

The first high school in the area,

Rolleston College, was opened

in 2017. An extension to the

College is planned to start mid-

2020 with the view to opening the

additional school building in 2022.

This extension will increase the

Rolleston College’s roll from 1,100

to a maximum of 1,800 pupils.

“This additional building was always

in the long-term site development plan

but has been moved forward due to the

rapid growth in Rolleston. Some areas within the

existing building will also be altered to allow for future

growth in specialized areas,” says Rolleston College Board

of Trustees Chair, Lynley Shaw.

Longer-term planning is also underway for a new

secondary school for Rolleston. The Ministry of Education

(MoE) believes that a second high school could

be required in the next six to eight years.

The MoE’s Canterbury National

Education Growth Plan 2030

predicts that an additional 700 –

1000 primary school children

and 600 – 820 high school

pupils will need access to

state schools in the area in

the next ten years.

The process of finding

a suitable site for the

new high school is

underway with the

expectation that the site

would be purchased in

2020.

A sixth primary school is

also planned for the southeast

of Rolleston to meet the

projected demand for schooling.

The government recently purchased

a $3-million plot in the Acland Park

subdivision and construction on a new purpose-built

primary school will begin next year. The Acland Park

primary school development is part of the $1.2-billion

allocation for education under the government’s

Wellbeing Budget.

The new primary school is expected to open in 2021 or

2022 with an initial capacity of 400, with the provision

to expand to cater for a roll of 750 pupils. According to

the MoE’s Growth Plan, this should complete the spatial

plan for primary school roll out across Rolleston for the

medium term; however additional capacity at primary

school level could be needed if the greenfield areas

earmarked for future development are re-zoned by the

Selwyn Council.

Promoting positive school

Lincoln High School’s 2020

School Council on a Leadership

Day at Quail Island

environment for 2020

In the latter half of 2019, Lincoln High School

worked hard on many areas of the school with

visions for growth and focus in 2020. Opportunities

for new students to the school, especially Year 9s,

to participate in the student voice and leadership

opportunities have been identified as an important

area for development.

We now have a robust selection and training

process for our School Council, which is a selection

of Year 13 students; however, our goal for 2020 and

2021 is to extend this to the remainder of the school

students by opening up leadership opportunities

and avenues for them to also participate and gain

valuable skills.

We are kicking off 2020 with our first ever ‘Clubs

Day’ in the first few weeks of term one. This will

be a day where all clubs, teams and groups have

an allocated a stall as part of the wider ‘fair’. LHS

students will be able to walk around, see all the

amazing opportunities that they can participate in

and maybe sign up for a few.

We are really excited about this for our students

and look forward to continuing to create an awesome

school environment that promotes and enables

participation in as many activities as possible.

Let’s begin.

2020 start dates

Tuesday January 28

Year 9 students at school.

(All buses run as normal.)

Thursday January 30

- Full day for Years 10 and 11.

- Year 12 at school from

9am to 11am.

- Year 13 at school from

12:30pm to 2:30pm.

Friday January 31

All students at school for the

whole day.

The school office is open from

Monday January 20.

25 Boundary Road, Lincoln

(03) 325 2121

lincoln.school.nz


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Pack a healthy lunchbox

Filling lunchboxes with healthy snacks is easy. All it takes

is a little thought. Try these ideas…

• Seedy grainy wafers or breads, nuts, fruits and

vegetables are the optimum.

• Carrot sticks, cheese, cucumber, celery, snap peas,

boiled eggs and crunchy lettuce cups filled

with cream cheese or peanut butter are

perfect.

• For a sweet treat, pop

in some blueberries,

grapes, strawberries,

apple, banana, segments

of orange, mandarins and

dried raisins. They will all

be popular.

• When thinking beverages,

water is the best while

any juices should be

natural with no added

sugar or preservatives,

remembering to limit the

amount of natural sugars

too.

Taking a healthy stance when

packing your child’s school

lunchbox will ensure there are

plenty of brain foods to assist

their concentration, learning

and overall positive behaviour.

Selwyn

high

school

contacts

High schools have rolling start

dates; please refer to your child’s

school website for detailed

opening details.

Ellesmere College

Leeston Dunsandel Rd, Leeston, 7682

Ph: 324 3369

Visit: www.ellesmere.school.nz

Darfield High School

7 McLaughlins Rd, Darfield, 7510

Ph: 318 8411

Visit: www.darfield.school.nz

Lincoln High School

25 Boundary Rd, Lincoln, 7640

Ph: 325 2121

Visit: www.lincoln.school.nz

Rolleston College

631 Springston Rolleston Rd,

Rolleston, 7678

Ph: 595 2490

Visit: www.rollestoncollege.nz

We’re heading

back to school

Please watch out for us

selwyn.govt.nz

10,000 children

heading back to school

- be road safety aware.

In a few weeks’ time, over 10,000

Selwyn children will be travelling

to school, that’s nearly 20% of our

population on the move.

Selwyn School Road Safety Coordinator

Stephanie Hautler is

reminding everyone to keep their eyes

peeled for our young people heading

back to school by foot and on wheels.

With the more settled weather, it’s

a great opportunity to get active with

your child. If you are pushed for time;

park a block back from school so that

your child can scoot or walk. It is good

for them both physically and mentally,

develops their road safety skills and

helps with overall congestion at the

school gate.

“Road safety awareness is a pretty

important life skill and starts developing

when you are young. Take every

opportunity to educate children on how

to safely cross a road using their eyes

and ears” says Mrs Hautler. “A fluro

yellow hi viz makes your child visible

in poor weather as well as bright sun.

Most schools have them available for

free or a small cost and they really make

a difference.”

School travel safety tips:

• Be bright and be seen. Ask your school

for a safety vest.

• Tackle the routes together talking

about sneaky driveways and blind

corners.

• Get out and active together to reduce

the chaos at the school gate.

• Wear your helmets, this goes for

caregiver’s too… young people are

watching you!

Road safety resources for parents and

children are available from Selwyn District

Council by emailing stephanie.hautler@

selwyn.govt.nz or phoning 347 2705.


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School contact details & start dates 2020

Monday 27 January 2020

Glentunnel School

Homebush Rd, Glentunnel, 7683

Ph: 318 2717

www.glentunnel.school.nz

Hororata School

2548 Bealey Rd, Hororata, RD2, Darfield, 7572

Ph: 318 0803

www.hororata.ultranet.school.nz

Kirwee Model School

School Ln, Kirwee, 7543

Ph: 318 1850

www.kirweemodel.school.nz

Sheffield School

Wrights Rd, Sheffield, 7500

Ph: 318 3713

www.sheffieldprimary.school.nz

Springfield School

2 Tawera Ln, Springfield, 7681

Ph: 318 4867

www.springfield.ultranet.school.nz

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Darfield Primary School

15 Ross St, Darfield, 7510

Ph: 318 8473

www.darfield.school.nz

Dunsandel School

Irvines Rd, RD2, Dunsandel, 7682

Ph: 325 4079

www.dunsandel.school.nz

Greendale School

187 Greendale Rd, RD1, Christchurch, 7671

Ph: 318 8436

www.greendale.school.nz

Windwhistle School

19 Rakaia Gorge Road, Windwhistle, Hororata,

7572

Ph: 318 6828

www.windwhistle.school.nz

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Leeston Consolidated School

19 Selwyn St, Leeston, 7632

Ph: 324 3493

www.leeston.school.nz

Thursday 30 January 2020

Burnham School

2 Chaytor Ave, Burnham, 7600

Ph: 347 6851

www.burnham.school.nz

Southbridge School

25 Hastings St, Southbridge, 7602

Ph: 324 2545

www.southbridge.school.nz

Friday 31 January 2020

Springston School

16-20 Leeston Rd, Springston, 7616

Ph: 329 5724

www.springston.school.nz

Monday 3 February 2020 Tuesday 4 February 2020

Araria Springs Primary

18 Russ Drive, Lincoln, 7608

Ph: 420 0888

www.araria.school.nz

Broadfield School

562 Robinsons Road, Broadfield, 7676

Ph: 325 2440

www.broadfield.co.nz

Lincoln Primary School

130 North Belt, Lincoln, 7608

Ph: 325 2571

www.lincolnprimary.ultranet.school.nz

Prebbleton School

Blakes Rd, Prebbleton, 7604

Ph: 349 6553

www.prebbleton.school.nz

Rolleston Christian School

571 Springston Rolleston Rd, RD 8, Rolleston,

7678

Ph: 550 2653

www.rollestonchristian.school.nz

Tai Tapu School

1 School Rd, Tai Tapu, 7645

Ph: 329 6796

www.taitapu.school.nz

Waitaha School

12 Lemonwood Dr, Faringdon, Rolleston, 7615

Ph: 344 1243

www.waitaha.school.nz

Clearview Primary School

20 Broadlands Dr, Rolleston, 7614

Ph: 347 7025

www.clearview.school.nz

Ladbrooks School

9 Barnes Rd, Halswell, Christchurch, 7674

Ph: 329 6885

www.ladbrooks.school.nz

Lemonwood Grove School

14 Lemonwood Dr, Faringdon, Rolleston, 7615

Ph: 974 9236

www.lemonwoodgrove.school.nz

Rolleston School

11 Tennyson St, Rolleston, 7614

Ph: 347 8355

www.rolleston.school.nz

Weedons School

135 Weedons Ross Rd, RD 5, Weedons, 7675

Ph: 347 8740

www.weedons.school.nz

West Melton School

743 Weedons Ross Rd, West Melton, 7618

Ph: 347 8448

www.westmelton.school.nz

West Rolleston Primary School

327 Dunns Crossing Rd, Rolleston, 7678

Ph: 595 0952

www.westrolleston.school.nz

The best of you, as you, is alive at Lemonwood Grove

Lemonwood Grove School - Te Uru Tarata

is situated in Rolleston’s popular Faringdon

subdivision.

The vision ‘The best of you, as you’ means that

learners experience a rich and personalised

education allowing them to achieve their personal

best.

Lemonwood Grove School’s curriculum has two

crucial parts, an academic focus as well as a social

and emotional focus. Play is a unique feature of

learning and is integrated across teaching and

learning programmes.

Play allows learners to focus on the areas that they

are most interested and passionate about in real

life authentic contexts. It also allows them to learn

critical skills such as becoming numerate

and literate, decision makers, critical and

creative thinkers as well as active seekers,

users and creators of knowledge.

Lemonwood Grove recently received a

very positive Education Review Office

report, which states that there is a strong focus

on supporting student participation, engagement

and agency in learning that is contributing to

positive outcomes for students. This report will be

published over the coming weeks.

Lemonwood Grove School will start the 2020 year

with around 380 learners up to Year 8. The school

has current capacity for 450 learners with an

eventual capacity of 750 learners.

New families are enrolling their children from

throughout Canterbury, New Zealand and overseas

contributing to a very rich and diverse learning

culture.

Lemonwood Grove School opens for Term 1 on

Tuesday 4 February, 2020. The school office will

be open from Tuesday 28 January from 9 - 3 for

any enquiries. More information is available at

www.lemonwoodgrove.school.nz

Lemonwood Grove School

14 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston 7615

www.lemonwoodgrove.school.nz


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Tasty Bites

Say hello to haloumi this summer

On the table in under 20min,

this easy vegetarian haloumi

salad is perfect when time

is short

Super Easy Haloumi Salad

Ingredients

250g pearl couscous

500g haloumi sliced

1 Tbsp Moroccan spice mix

2 zucchini, sliced

250g cherry tomato medley,

halved

½ cup fresh parsley leaves

½ cup fresh mint leaves, torn

1 Tbsp tahini

2 Tbsp Greek yoghurt

1 small garlic clove, crushed

1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced

2 Tbsp pomegranate arils or

1 pomegranate, arils removed

2 pita breads, toasted, torn

Directions

Cook couscous in a saucepan

of boiling water following packet

directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, pat haloumi dry

with paper towel. Sprinkle with

spice mix. Spray a non-stick

frying pan with oil. Heat pan over

medium heat. Cook haloumi

1-2min each side or until golden.

Set aside. Spray pan with oil

again. Cook zucchini 1-2min

until just coloured.

Combine couscous, zucchini,

tomatoes, parsley and mint in a

large bowl. Season well. Combine

tahini, yoghurt, garlic and lemon

rind in a small bowl. Season. Add

lemon juice to taste.

Divide salad among serving

bowls or arrange on a platter. Top

with haloumi and pomegranate.

Drizzle with dressing. Serve with

pita.

Piña Colada Slushy

Ingredients

½ fresh pineapple, peeled, cut into

3cm pieces

180ml sweetened coconut cream

60ml unsweetened coconut milk

240ml white rum

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

60ml dark rum (optional)

Cherries and lime wedges (for

serving)

Directions

Place pineapple pieces in a

resealable plastic bag, laying them

flat. Freeze until solid, at least 3

hours.

Shake coconut cream and

coconut milk in their cans before

measuring. Purée pineapple,

coconut cream, coconut milk,

white rum, lime juice, and

3 cups ice in a blender

until smooth. Transfer

blender cup to freezer

and freeze until mixture

is thickened (it should

be the consistency of a

milkshake), 25-35min.

Blend again until mixture

is the perfect slushy frozen

drink consistency. Divide

among glasses. Top off each

with a drizzle of dark rum, if

using, and garnish each with

a cherry and lime wedge.

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Gardening

Capture rain water by using a tank

FREE: Simple guttering, a downpipe and water tank will

give you access to rain water for use elsewhere in the

garden.

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AS WE move through summer,

keep the garden looking fresh for

your outdoor enjoyment.

Conserve water – While

we may not reach Australian

levels of urgency with water

shortages, the eco-messages are

just going to get tougher from

now on. Take a good look at how

you use water in your garden

and make some plans. This

might be the year you invest in

a rain water tank to capture all

that free wet stuff, and to review

the sprinkler system timing

and spacing (so you don’t waste

water spraying paths and so

forth). Whatever your method,

be sparing with the frequency

of watering – established plants

need only 30min of water once

or twice a week, vegetables more.

Check the soil at 10cm first.

Mulch to save work –

Mulch is the instant makeover.

It suppresses weeds, makes a

tired garden look fresh and slows

water evaporation.

But only apply it once the soil

is good and wet, as otherwise it

will not help your plants. Leave

breathing room around trunks

and shrubs to avoid fungus

infections.

Plant locally – Native plants

are perfectly adapted to local

NUTRITION: Be sparing with the frequency you put water

on the lawn.

sun, rain and wind conditions,

so they look after themselves.

The huge fashion for natives is

not just about looks, it is about

reducing hard work.

Mow lightly – In the summer

lawns do best when the

grass is longer (about 25-30mm).

The soil and roots are shaded so

the lawn does not get sunburnt

and more moisture is retained.

If you can, leave clippings on the

lawn to help conserve soil moisture

and feed it.

Add water – There is

nothing like water to enhance a

garden. While a full-scale water

feature can get expensive, garden

centres now sell small plug-andgo

bubbling water bowls and

sculptures which do not need

elaborate construction. Add a

few plants and you have a tiny

tropical paradise.

Create shady spots – If

your deck gets the full blaze of

sun, look at creating a secondary

area for relaxing in the heat

of the day. Deciduous trees may

take a while to grow, but pergolas

with removable shade sails and

market umbrellas that hang from

a wall or fence are good summer

solutions that can be packed

away when you need to soak up

winter rays.

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Check your veggie regularly to ensure that you are

harvesting the produce as soon as it is ready. If your

plants have grown really fast and now have flowers

and seeds on them, it is time to pull them out. They

have “gone to seed” typically due to a lack of water,

and won’t grow any produce now.

Keep on top of watering. Planters, containers and

pots can dry out faster at this time of year so make

sure you give them a good soak every few days rather

than a small watering daily. If your plants have been

in for a while now, it might pay to add some fertiliser

or organic matter to the soil to help keep the nutrient

supply available for them to sustain healthy growth.

For most of us, the summer holidays are done and dusted

and we are back to the reality of work life. If you have spent

a bit of time away from home, your gardens will more than

likely be ready for a bit of TLC. Here are our top garden

tasks to help get your garden back into shape.

general gardening

9 Raise the height

of your mower to

keep the lawns a bit

longer. Make sure

they are getting

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9 Pull out or spray

off the weeds as

you see them. They

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9 Keep safe in the garden.

Wear protective gear

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Glass or plastic – build your hot house in the sun

IF YOU don’t have a glasshouse

but are keen on gardening, you

should invest in one.

It can be a plastic or glass structure

and if you have to choose

between the two, go for glass as

you only have to replace broken

panes – not all of the plastic every

few years.

Plastic is cheaper, especially if

you build your own. It takes only

a little bit of building skills to

construct an ‘A’ frame using 50 x

50mm wood and covering it with

horticulture plastic film. Alternatively

cover with a clear light-type

nova lite.

The bigger the house, the more

ventilation is needed.

The door is one major vent, and

one or more roof vents should

be included. Never paint or use

shade cloth on the outside of

glasshouses. Wash once a year

in autumn. With right use of the

vents and water you can keep the

temperature from getting too hot

in summer.

(If you need to shade the house

in a hot summer you can make

up a slurry of hydrated lime and

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outside of the glass.)

Plants unable to stand full hot

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On hot sunny days you can wet

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pot storage and plants that need a

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If you want to use an irrigation

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Clever technology for big Lexus SUV

YOU CAN guarantee Lexus as a

brand and manufacturer won’t be

sitting back resting on its laurels,

the company has a big focus

on product development and

evolution.

Bang on cue the RX series

luxury sport utility vehicle has

had a refresh. It gets a raft of new

electronic technologies for safety

and convenience and it has had a

fairly hefty facelift.

The cosmetic changes are bold

and fit with the striking look

Lexus has developed over the past

few years, the enhancements also

create even more of a luxurious

feel, along with boosting driver

enjoyment.

One of the new features I

found most interesting are the

adaptive headlights which reduce

brightness when oncoming cars

are detected, in that case, the

direction of light is also redirected

towards the side of the road.

Elsewhere, the concept of the

big RX hasn’t been changed,

there are five and seven-seater

options and the choice of a hybrid

drivetrain, bearing in mind that

all RX models have V6 petrol

power under the bonnet and all

are four-wheel-drive.

I’m due to drive a hybrid

model soon, but this evaluation

focuses on the RX350 which,

as its nomenclature suggests,

has a quad-camshaft 3.5-litre

engine. It is a powerful unit at

221kW and 370Nm and it drives

through an eight-speed automatic

transmission.

Even though it is an engine

that has been used widely

throughout a raft of Toyota (and

Lexus) product, it stands out

for its strength, sophistication

and performance, along with

respectable fuel usage statistics.

Lexus claims a 9.6-litre per

100km (29mpg) combined cycle

average. I found that easy to

replicate with an 11-litre (26mpg)

figure showing regularly on the

fuel usage readout. At 100km/h,

7l/100km (40mpg) is possible

with the engine turning over at

just 1600rpm.

That is the secret to this big

V6, it works tirelessly low down,

hauling in quick shifts before the

revs rise unnecessarily high. That

is the beauty of any V6 engine,

there is good torque flow, yet it

whisks to high revolutions freely

if required – when overtaking for

example.

The RX has an economy/

normal/sport selector so that the

driver can dictate how the engine

works, depending on preference.

LEXUS RX350: A host of new features for 2020.

I used normal mode mostly, but

did try the sport setting, which

is great for when overtaking

opportunities arrive. The RX will

lunge from 80km/h to 120km/h

in around 4.5sec, along with a

standstill to 100km/h time of

7.8sec.

All of the time the engine

works without sound intrusion,

even when it is hauling in

towards the red line. I guess you’d

expect that in a prestige/luxury

car and it doesn’t disappoint.

Refinement within the driveline

doesn’t stop there, the fully

independent suspension is supple

offering a high degree of comfort

while the steering is perfectly

weighted with strong feedback.

Even though it has a generous

200mm of ground clearance, the

RX can’t be considered an offroader

– put simply, luxury SUVs

aren’t aimed for those conditions

– the four-wheel-drive system is

there for when grip is challenged.

I never ventured off the

sealed surface, but the driveline

certainly enhances feel on the seal

promoting secure handling when

pushed into a corner.

While the RX has performance

that sits well in the sport SUV

sector, its primary role is to

transport its occupants in the

Lexus style of sophistication

and grace. It is a full five-seater

with full leather trim, satellite

navigation, heated and cooled

seats, paddle gearshifters, and all

of the functions you would need

every day as a premium car buyer.

The evaluation car was an

F-Sport model which, as its

branding would suggest, has

a few sporty type ingredients

– aluminium pedals, F-Sport

badging and 20in wheels.

Any RX buyer won’t be

• Price – Lexus RX350,

$109,600

• Dimensions – Length,

4890mm; width,

1895mm; height,

1690mm

• Configuration – V6,

four-wheel-drive, 3456cc,

221kW, 370Nm, eightspeed

automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 7.8sec

• Fuel usage – 9.6l/100km

disappointed with the amount of

onboard kit, and the specification

level justifies its $109,600 price

tag. A base spec V6 starts the

range at just below $100k,

while the seven-seat V6 lists at

$109,500. Incidentally, hybrid

models start from $116,400 and

end at $127,500.

As part of a process to

rehome my wife’s piano within

our dwelling, we purchased a

tallboy to house her music and

other paraphernalia. I used the

RX to transport the piece of

furniture home, and that journey

highlighted the practicality big

SUVs offer, the rear seats fold

down to open up an expansive

cargo load space. Even though

the F-Sport model has just two

rows of seats, I can easily see how

the seven-seat option would work

in this car.

These are just some of the

reasons why SUVs are the biggest

selling models within the Lexus

brand.


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Public Notices

MILITARY EXERCISE

Soldiers Marching to

West Melton Range

23 January 2020

The general public is to be advised that the

New Zealand Army will be conducting a Route

March on the 23 January 2020.

The exercise will involve up to 100 soldiers

from Depot Company, 2nd/1st Battalion,

Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment from

Burnham Military Camp.

This will involve soldiers carrying weapons and

walking on the verge of the road. The roads

used will be Aylesbury, Sandy Knolls Mackays

and Old West Coast Road. Pilot vehicles will be

to the front and rear of marching troops.

For more information please call

Bill Henderson 027 286 5240

MILITARY EXERCISE

Night Live firing

West Melton Range

25, 27, 29 January 2020

The general public is to be advised that

the New Zealand Army will be conducting

Night Live Firing 25, 27 and 29 January

2020.

The exercise will involve up to 100 soldiers

from Depot Company, 2nd/1st Battalion,

Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment from

Burnham Military Camp.

Live firing of small arms weapons will be

conducted from 6pm to 11pm during the

exercise period.

For more information please contact

Bill Henderson 027 286 5240

MILITARY EXERCISE

15 -20 January 2020

The general public is to be advised that a

NZ Army Exercise will be conducted in the

West Melton area over the period 15-20

January 2020.

The exercise will involve personnel of the

2nd/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand

Infantry Regiment from Burnham Military

Camp. The exercise will involve up to 150

personnel.

Training will involve soldiers conducting

Day Firing at West Melton Rifle Range, firing

includes Small Arms and High Explosive

Grenades.

For more information please contact

Warrant Officer Class One Craig Winter

on 027 683 0735

Wanted To Rent

Wanted To Rent

SELF CONTAINED SELF CONTAINED

SLEEP OUT OR SLEEP OUT OR

SIMILAR.

SIMILAR.

Close to Lincoln Close to Lincoln

University. Non student, University. Non student,

Possible long term lease,

Honest & reliable with

refs. Please call Jason 021

253 8034

Possible long term lease,

Honest & reliable with

refs. Please call Jason 021

253 8034

Process Workers -

ANZCO Foods Rakaia

ANZCO Foods Rakaia now have positions available for

Process Workers.

ANZCO Foods Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest

exporters employing over 3,000 staff worldwide. A

dynamic, multinational group of companies, the company’s

core purpose is to enrich lives with products made from

New Zealand beef and lamb.

We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals with

a can-do attitude to work in our stockyards, slaughterfloor

and offal room at our Rakaia processing plant commencing

immediately.

Whilst previous meat/food industry experience is useful, it

is not essential as full training will be provided. These roles

require a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, develop

and achieve, as well as the ability to cope with a significant

physical workload.

ANZCO Foods maintain a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

policy. All applicants will be required to undertake a

pre-employment medical assessment, including drug

and alcohol screening. Applicants for these positions are

required to have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

If you are looking to learn new skills and are a strong team

player, we would like to hear from you.

To apply please go to our careers site

https://careers.anzcofoods.com/

and enter the job code 5742SWT.

Applications close Tuesday, 21 January 2020.

Apply online now at

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Get ready for the

STARTS THURSDAY 16 TH

JANUARY 2020.

Exclusions apply.

Credit criteria, exclusions, fees, terms & conditions apply. Offer expires 31.1.20.

Celebrate Summer!

Cascade

Outdoor Bar Set

WAS $1799

NOW

$

1499

Courtney

ON SALE

Tibet

4 Piece Bedroom Set

WAS $2196

NOW

$

1896

Time for an office

tidy up?

Large Bookcase

NOW $

699

Aruba

Boxed Queen Mattress

WAS $599

Includes

Queen Bed,

2 x Bedsides

& Tallboy

Loft Shelving

3 Door

Bookcase

NOW $

699

NOW

$

499

ANNIVERSARY STOREWIDE SALE ENDS 27.1.20.

Shop

Online

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Delivery

Finance

Options

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

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Offers and product prices advertised here expire 27/1/20.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 15TH JAnUARY , 2020

5 Acre Entry Level Block

Priced to sell is this 3 bedroom Fraemohs home

situated on an established 5 acre block a few

minutes from Rolleston. The open plan living

opens through ranchsliders onto a cracking size

deck that is perfect for entertaining & spinning

yarns. Recently repainted, recarpeted & new

kitchen & bathroom - all the expensive work has

been completed. The property has 4 paddocks

with water to 3 of them. New Submersible

pump - 2013, small stock yards, outbuildings,

a detached oversized garage with a studio

& fruit trees supplying home grown goodies

this property has it all. So handy to Rolleston’s

amenities, this has surely got to be on your ‘to

view list’ if you are looking for a starter lifestyle

home.

Offers over $649,000

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz

Listing ID: TLR20524

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2008) - Rolleston

Sarah Booth

Contact:

Mobile: 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Contact:

Mobile: 027 224 4733

119 Walkers Road, Rolleston Open Home: Sunday 3.00 - 3.30pm

celebrate summer with a new section

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Sponsorship Draw

Our way of thanking our community who support us

If you are local and are fundraising, enter our

sponsorship draw by emailing your request

to amanda.cherry@raywhite.com before

Thursday 30th January 2020

to be included.

The draw will be held on

Friday 31st January 2020

Our recent support

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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 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 - $900,000

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Selwyn

2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

Price $250,000 - $375,000

Contact

Big Red Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4+ bedrooms

Possibly in Kajens Estate

Large section

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Big Red Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston/Lincoln

3-4 bedrooms

Suitable as an investment property

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@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

John 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

Ray White Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Selwyn’s best value

lifestyle sections!

Sections from 640m 2- 6,000m 2

Priced from only $205,000

Site office open

Saturdays & Sundays 12.00 - 2.00pm

1472 Springs Road,

South of LincolnUniversity

For more information:

Natalie McLean

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

verdecopark.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Your home for local property


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SOLD

BUILDERS! Don’t wait until you’re

completed before you go to the market!

6 Marvell Lane, Rolleston

Sold once frames went up.

SOLD

4 Marvell Lane, Rolleston

Sold once foundations were laid.

SOLD

63 Thames Drive, Rolleston

Sold during landscaping stage.

SOLD

49 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Sold during landscaping stage.

SOLD

4 Bonecrusher Street, Lincoln

Unsuccessful sale after 3 months with 2 other

companies during the building stage.

Sold within 4 weeks after being listed.

SOLD

65 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln

Sold after completion.

SOLD

586 Birchs Road, Lincoln

Sold during the painting stage.

SOLD

14 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Sold once frames went up.

SOLD

56 O’Reilly Road, Lincoln

Sold during the painting stage.

SOLD

4 Lucca Crescent, Rolleston

Sold in a multiple offer situation

during landscaping stage.

For proven results, contact Caine for your next project!

Caine Hopcroft

M 027 330 1002 P 03 347 1411

E caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Ltd | | Licensed Agent REAA REAA 2008 2008

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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

Country living on the town boundary!

Executive Living

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID RL73549

FERNSIDE

378 Priors Road

This exceptional 422sqm home boasts five bedrooms

plus study, three bathrooms and three living areas, just

five minutes from Rangiora. The designer kitchen is a

feature and there is seamless indoor/outdoor flow for

entertaining Everything about this home is high quality

and heating is provided by three heat pumps, a gas fire

and under tile heating. Three car garaging.

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 30th January, 2020

at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Hamish Anderson

Mobile 027 678 8888

hamisha@pb.co.nz

WEB ID LEL73250

LEESTON

108 Manse Road

View By Appointment

Situated bordering Leeston's town boundary is a perfect

location for a country lifestyle. Three Bedroom family

home with ensuite and walk-in-robe, spacious living ares

with doors opening to a private north facing established

garden setting. Kitchen dining adjoining lounge with

heat pump.Separate bathroom, toilet and laundry. Two

main paddocks with irrigation consent plus a small

holding paddock. Three bay barn plus double storage

garage and cattle yards. Ideal grazing, finishing or

suitable for horses. Priced by negotiation - Call me

Noel Lowery

today!

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

Superior Style on Suffolk

BY NEGOTIATION

BUYERS $630,000+

WEB ID DFL71442

KIRWEE

11 Suffolk Drive

This brand new home has been thoughtfully designed

with sophistication in mind. Offering a north facing

modern, light and open plan kitchen/living/dining, this

home has been designed with a functional floor plan. A

modern contemporary kitchen boasts an engineered

stone benchtop, freestanding oven and scullery. The

living and separate lounge open out to a deck offering

an outdoor entertainment option. The bedrooms are of

generous proportion and the spacious master leads to a

practical and large walk in robe for two as well as a wellappointed

tiled ensuite exuding style and ease.

VIEW Sunday 19 Jan 11.00 - 11.30am

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2

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DEADLINE SALE

Truly Unique

NEW LISTING

A place to call home

Maurice Newell

Mobile 027 240 1718

mauricen@pb.co.nz

$320,000

WEB ID LIU73599

RAKAIA

111 Wolseley Road

Are you looking for the ultimate lifestyle block to build

you new home. Look no further! Uninterrupted views

from the western boundary to Mt Hutt. Only 3km by

sealed road to Rakaia. Ease of access guaranteed, having

road frontage onto four roads. Subdivided into three

blocks, with excellent mature shelter to all the paddocks.

Templeton deep silt loam suited to arable, horticulture

or livestock of your choice. Bare blocks are becoming

hard to find in the Settlement, so do not delay. For

genuine sale by retiring owners. Inspection by

appointment.

VIEW By Appointment

John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

$385,000

WEB ID LIU73934

HOON HAY

40 Greenpark Street

An attractive proposition for you to get excited about

the potential offered here. Ideal for the first home buyer,

invester or empty nester. The tidily presented home with

2 double bedrooms, spacious living, separate kitchen

and laundry. Tranquil fully fenced section with stream

boundary at the rear.

Near new tandem garaging allowing space for the toys

or workshop. Exceptional location close to all amenities,

local sporting facilities, parks and transport.

VIEW By Appointment

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NEW LISTING

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

Tracy Stevenson

Mobile 027 543 9029

tracys@pb.co.nz

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Striking inside and out!

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROU73477

ROLLESTON

3 Dunlop Crescent

If you have been searching for a property that offers

striking street appeal, easy care lock and leave type

gardens & amazing alfresco living, then this beautiful

property should be at the top of your list to view! The

central kitchen forms the heart of the home taking

centre stage and over looking the spacious dining and

living area. The walk in pantry runs the length of the

kitchen offering plenty of storage and bench space for

all the kitchen appliances.

VIEW Sunday 19 Jan 1.00 - 1.30pm

Idyllic and charming

BUYERS $689,000+

WEB ID DFU73740

KIRWEE

1234 Courtenay Road

This fabulous, well loved, spacious and sunny home is

available for the next chapter after 25 years of the same

Kirwee family owners. The home is in two levels, with

the upper level offering two extra large bedrooms with

built in robes and a generous sized bathroom. On the

ground floor you are blessed with three more bedrooms,

family bathroom and separate toilet. The well-appointed

kitchen is centre to the two living areas and dining

space.

VIEW Sunday 19 Jan 11.30 - 12.00pm

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

April Nicholls

Mobile 027 737 6474

april@pb.co.nz

2

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NEW LISTING

Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

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Sunny Family home!

BUYERS $699,000+

WEB ID ROU71492

WEST MELTON

16 Lynley Drive

Satisfy both your heart and your head with this

wonderful sunny four bedroom home. All the benefits

of rural living have been combined with a charming

family community feel and the convenience of city just a

short drive away. In excellent condition throughout, the

living spaces are generous and cleverly interconnecting.

The open plan kitchen/living/dining area enjoys center

stage with beautifully tiled floors. This lovely home is

sure to tick the boxes and early inspection is

recommended.

VIEW Sunday 19 Jan 3.00 - 3.30pm

Sunny and versatile

BUYERS $519,000+

WEB ID ROU73708

ROLLESTON

35 Bradbury Avenue

Situated on private and well laid out 602m2 (approx)

section with great street appeal, this 4 bedroom home

has some fantastic features that are sure to tempt any

buyer Inside, the bedrooms are complemented by two

bathrooms (including an ensuite off the master) and a

well-appointed modern kitchen with a walk in pantry.

The sunny open-plan living area offers plenty of

versatility, with a dedicated central dining area and 2

living space options giving room for the family and kids

to spread out.

VIEW Sunday 19 Jan 12.00 - 12.30pm

NEW LISTING

Garaging for 5 cars!

Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844

tanya@pb.co.nz

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $679,000+

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 19 Jan 11.00 - 11.30am

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Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

April Nicholls

Mobile 027 737 6474

april@pb.co.nz

Comfort, Style and Charac $495,000

WEB ID LEU73568

LEESTON

41 Station Street

This property feels like home as soon as you walk

through the gate. Through beautifully landscaped

gardens and lawns towards the bull-nose veranda, you

can just feel that this is going to be something special.

From the front door of this villa, the entrance-way and

hall are reminiscent of a by-gone era with the high-stud

and beautiful finishings. The living room with its logburner,

beautiful floors and loads of natural light is the

perfect space for family times and cosy winter evenings.

VIEW By Appointment

4

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OPEN HOME

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

April Nicholls

Mobile 027 737 6474

april@pb.co.nz

The Epitome Of Grandeur $697,000

WEB ID ROU71444

ROLLESTON

10 Beak Street

There's ample space and an abundance of panache on

offer with our feature listing, a brand-new home located

in ever-popular Rolleston.

Inside, this spacious home plays host to four bedrooms

(master with ensuite and walk-in-robe), a well-appointed

bathroom and a modern kitchen. The open-plan

kitchen/living/dining area is complemented by a separate

lounge, both of which enjoy excellent indoor/outdoor

flow. Large windows flood the home in natural light,

while two heat-pumps and gas fire ensure a cosy and

warm ambience even on the coldest of winter nights.

VIEW By Appointment

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Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

Location and style! BUYERS $635,000+

WEB ID ROU73530

ROLLESTON

14 Delorean Drive

Be quick to secure this fantastic new property, located in

the popular Urban Estates and surrounded by other

quality builds, this new home is ready now for your

family to enjoy. Boasting fantastic living spaces which

lead out to the alfresco dining area with skylight which

offers great protection from the summer sun while still

being able to enjoy outdoor entertaining.

Neat features in the kitchen give it a point of difference

and the bonus of a wine fridge in the walk in pantry.

VIEW By Appointment

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Michael Robb

Mobile 027 436 7106

Office 03 929 0306

michael.robb@pb.co.nz

Lifestyle Starter $545,000

WEB ID DFL73624

OXFORD

379 Parish Road

Set in mature grounds on 4 hectares (subject to survey)

is this permanent material family home offering excellent

entry value to the rural lifestyle market. Featuring 4

bedrooms plus office, large open plan kitchen with walk

in pantry, generous living and dining with external

access to sheltered patio. Large tiled bathroom is

centrally located and complemented by a separate

shower and toilet. Heating supplied by log-burner

located in the main living with heat transfer system plus

upgraded ceiling and underfloor insulation ensuring

you'll be warm and comfortable.

VIEW By Appointment

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Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

April Nicholls

Mobile 027 737 6474

april@pb.co.nz

Don't forget Grandma! BUYERS $879,000+

WEB ID ROU73395

ROLLESTON

19 Goldrush Lane

Designed and built for generational living in 2015, this

343m2 home offers outstanding practicality with a

sophistication to be envied. Convenience is key here,

with each wing having its own entry and the potential to

be completely independent of the other. There are a

multitude of options that will offer wide appeal to

buyers. Goldrush Lane is well-known for stunning

properties and large sections with the gorgeous rural

and Port Hills backdrop. A complete package at this level

of finishing and natural surroundings simply does not

present itself every day.

VIEW By Appointment

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Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

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Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

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What is a cross lease property?

“Cross leases are a complicated form

of property ownership in New Zealand

and lots of people find them hard to

understand. In fact, they can be so

troublesome that the Law Commission

has recommended they are abolished,”

says Real Estate Authority chief executive,

Kevin Lampen-Smith.

There are four main types of property

ownership in New Zealand – freehold,

leasehold, unit title and cross lease. In a

cross lease, you own a share of the freehold

title with the other cross leaseholders and

a leasehold interest in the particular area

and building that you occupy.

“It’s important to understand what

buying a cross lease property might

mean for you. Many people don’t do their

due diligence on cross leases and find

themselves in a bit of a mess as a result,

Lampen-Smith says.

Cross leases are common in areas where

there has been a lot of subdividing of

larger sections, or in blocks of two to four

units – the houses may be standalone

homes, or they may be units/flats. In a

cross lease title, property owners share

ownership of the land and the buildings

on it.

If you hold a cross lease, you are a partowner

of every building on the plot of land

– not just the one you occupy – with the

other leaseholders. Each cross leaseholder

is granted what is known as a registered

leasehold estate of the particular area and

building that they occupy. These leases

are usually for 999 years for a nominal

rent, like 10 cents per annum. Each lease

sets out exclusive areas of occupation as

well as any shared or common areas. In

other words, your house or unit is set

apart just for you and your family, but you

have equal access to shared areas (like a

driveway, or garages, or a common garden

area). A cross lease title also includes a

plan of the footprint of the property, called

the flats plan, so you can see if it matches

the property you are looking at.

This form of shared ownership means

that any structural changes to the property

or shared areas must be agreed upon by all

the owners.

“Depending on the terms of the

cross lease, you may need to get the

other owners’ consent for things like

painting the exterior of your property,

building a deck or putting up a fence.

These provisions are usually referred

to as covenants. A covenant may place

restrictions on what you may do with

the unit or building, so it is important to

understand what they mean – this is where

things can get tricky,” Lampen-Smith says.

“For example, let’s say that you own a

cross lease property that you want to sell.

You and your co-owners share driveway

access and some common garages, but you

have a buyer for your property who is only

interested if they can knock down one of

the garages. If the property was freehold,

where there is one sole owner, the new

buyer could do what they liked (within

the limits of the council restrictions).

However, because it’s a cross lease

property, the buyer would have to get all

the other owners to agree (and offer their

consent in writing),” Lampen-Smith says.

“Be careful when making enclosed

additions to a cross-leased property

(for example, adding an extra room or

conservatory). Even if you do get the other

owners’ consent to do it, it will change the

overall floor plan of the property and you

will have to have the flats plan altered so

the change is shown. This will cost money,

but if you don’t do it the land title will not

be accurate and this can cause problems

when you go to sell.”

“I strongly recommend engaging a

lawyer to review the terms of a cross lease

property. Their first step should be to

check that any property you are interested

in matches the one marked on the flats

plan. They will help you unpick all the

conditions of a cross lease agreement,

including finding out what the restrictions

are and how many other owners are

involved. A lawyer will also be able to

advise you if there are particular issues

with the property you are interested in and

find out what changes have been made by

other owners,” says Lampen-Smith.

“A Land Information Memorandum

(LIM) will also show you information

held by the local council about a certain

property and land. It may be worth getting

an independent assessment of a cross

lease property from an inspector who has

professional indemnity insurance and

carries out their work in line with the New

Zealand Standard for Residential Property

Inspection (NZ S 4306:2005).”

“As always, it’s smart to figure out as

much as you can about a cross lease

property at the start of your home-buying

process rather than after the fact,” says

Lampen-Smith.

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out www.settled.govt.nz

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

Serious Lifestyle

NEW LISTING

LEESTON

337 Brookside and Irwell Road

Located in the favoured Brookside area only minutes

from Leeston is this well presented 10 hectare property

that will appeal to those looking for that rural lifestyle

where all the hard work has been done, just move in

and enjoy. Featuring a well appointed 3 bedroom brick

and cedar home set in mature grounds, two generous

living spaces with external access showcase the wellmanicured

gardens. The adjoining kitchen provides

excellent functionality. Centrally located family

bathroom is complemented by an ensuite in the master

bedroom. Generous laundry leads to the internal access

double garaging completing the package. The home is

heated by a logburner located in the main living area

and nite-store ensuring comfort in all seasons. Farm

improvements include a 3 bay barn, pump shed and

cattle yards. The property also benefits from an

irrigation consent via groundwater bore and is well

subdivided into 8 paddocks with excellent shelter

including small woodlots.

VIEW Sunday 19 Jan 1.00 - 1.45pm

WEB ID ROL73905

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

Gareth Cox

Mobile 021 250 9714

Office 03 929 0306

gareth@pb.co.nz

$949,000

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What can I do if there’s a

problem with my new home?

Buyer’s remorse is a common affliction

in January, but for most people it relates

to spending too much on Christmas

festivities and presents. Regretting buying

something as big as a house is a much

bigger deal that can have a serious impact

on your family and financial wellbeing.

Real Estate Authority (REA) chief

executive Kevin Lampen-Smith says this

is why it’s important for buyers to do as

much homework as they can before buying

a property.

“We believe it’s much better to spend a

few hundred dollars on an independent

report by an accredited building inspector

than face having to spend thousands of

dollars on fixing any issues after the fact,”

Lampen-Smith says.

“It can be tempting to settle for the easy

option of using a pre-prepared report,

but if you haven’t paid for it yourself you

have no way of ensuring that it’s legitimate

or being able to take action against the

inspector for an inadequate assessment.”

If you’re looking to buy, Lampen-Smith

says it’s smart to find out as much as you

can about the property, including getting

someone to help you understand the

outcome of any report on the building or

land.

“In some cases, issues are noted on

property reports but buyers are in such a

hurry that they miss them,” Lampen-Smith

says.

If a report uncovers an issue, he suggests

getting legal advice first if you want to

negotiate with the seller on price.

If you end up buying a property and

discover a serious issue that you think the

seller or the real estate agent failed to tell

you about, Lampen-Smith says the first

step is to write down what happened when

you bought the property.

“Gather all the relevant documentation,

such as the building report, the LIM

and the sale and purchase agreement,”

Lampen-Smith says.

“If the property was sold by a licensed

real estate agent, make notes of any

conversations you had with them. If the

property was sold privately, make notes of

any dealings with the seller. Add any new

information you have about the property,

such as a building report or assessment

that notes the problems you’ve found.”

Think too about what your best-case

scenario outcome is: do you want an

apology, compensation, or remediation (or

all three)?

Lampen-Smith says it’s important to

get legal advice to fully understand your

options.

“A lawyer will advise you on whether

you have a case against the seller and what

your next move should be, based on the

information you’ve gathered,” he says.

“If appropriate, they can help you

negotiate with the seller or act against

them. Be aware that you may not be in a

very strong position unless you can prove

that the seller or the real estate agent

knowingly covered up the issue.”

If it appears that the real estate agent is

responsible in some way, Lampen-Smith

says it’s best that you deal with them

directly.

“If you can’t resolve things this way, the

REA handles complaints against licensed

real estate agents and we can also help you

understand expectations on real estate

agents regarding disclosure of property

defects. Check out rea.govt.nz for more

information on making complaints.”

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.

RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Happy

Holidays

from the whole team

Wishing all our valued clients a happy and safe holiday season and a

prosperous new year in 2020. If you are thinking of selling, give us a

call for a no obligation free appraisal of your property.

Karen Hennessy

M 027 967 0186

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

Rob McGregor

M 021 334 469

GLENTUNNEL 243 Whitecliffs Road

A Rare Gem in a Tranquil, Park Like Setting!

This idyllic property is home to a very well-maintained

1920's villa. Full of character and charm with the

added convenience of modern-day touches on a

tranquil and expansive 3,930sqm section. Three

bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, laundry, open-plan

kitchen/dining, and spacious living room. Feature

timber panelling, floors, leadlight windows, and french

doors are complemented by quality furnishings

throughout. Double and single garages, greenhouse,

raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, fish pond and views

across rural farmland. You will never want to leave!

pggwre.co.nz/DAR31679

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY

GST Inclusive

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Thursday 23 January

Karen Hennessy

M 027 967 0186

E karen.hennessy@pggwrightson.co.nz

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Tips for first home buyers

Struggling to get on the property ladder

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

Estate Authority (REA) research has found

that more than half of all first home buyers

– even the ones who successfully buy a

property – find the process stressful and

overwhelming.

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

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

legal process and a huge financial deal,”

says REA chief executive Kevin Lampen-

Smith. “We want to empower them to feel

more confident and in control when they’re

making such a big decision.”

1. SORT OUT YOUR FINANCES

You’ll already know that saving is a big

part of getting ready to buy, but do you

know what else you need to do?

Getting financial advice from a qualified

advisor could be a useful step in your

planning. Owning a property means you’re

responsible for all the maintenance and

repairs – and for paying rates and insurance.

Owning an apartment may also mean you

need to pay body corporate fees. These costs

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

rented for a long time.

“It’s also a good idea to get conditional

pre-approved finance arranged so you can

move quickly when you spot a property you

really like,” Lampen-Smith says. “Having

conditional pre-approval lets you know the

price range you can buy in and it shows

agents and sellers that you’re a serious buyer.

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

property at auction.”

Don’t forget to explore ways that

you might be able to get help from the

Government. There are various forms of

assistance available if you’re a KiwiSaver

member, buying in certain areas, want

to buy a former Housing New Zealand

property or are Māori and want to live on

your ancestral land.

2. NEEDS VS WANTS

Many first home buyers discover a big gap

between what they’d like to buy and what

they can afford when they first start looking.

“Sit down and write a tight list of what

your absolute must-haves are, then work

out what you’re willing to compromise on,”

Lampen-Smith says.

If you’re thinking about pets and children

arriving in the short-to-medium term, think

about how these will change your needs.

Will you need to be near to childcare or

schools? Will you need a fenced property?

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

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

property’ checklist on settled.govt.nz that

will help you keep track of all the questions

to ask about a property. This is especially

useful if you’re looking at more than one

property at a time.”

3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Don’t let your desperation to find

somewhere blind you to a property’s faults.

“Do as much research as you can about a

property,” Lampen-Smith says. “That means

getting a lawyer on board to make sure all

the paperwork is in order and to help you

understand if there are any issues. We also

recommend getting a qualified building

inspector who has professional indemnity

insurance to prepare a comprehensive

report on the property.”

If you’re worried about paying for this

kind of report before you make an offer (due

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

them a condition of your offer. Remember

that paying for good advice is an investment

that will buy you more peace of mind than a

quick once-over by a mate.

4. RECOGNISE YOUR LIMITS

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

especially for first-home buyers, but we’re

not all blessed with the right skills. Factor

this in before you make an offer on a

‘renovator’s dream’.

“Be honest with yourselves about how

much DIY you can really do, especially if

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

says.

“Getting professionals in to help will cost

more, but it will also make the process faster.

It may also be better in the long term when it

comes to selling the property if any work has

been done properly with the right consents.”

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

36 Farm Lane 36 Farm Lane

Lincoln 34, 35, 36 Farm Lane

Tai Tapu 4/214 Otahuna Road

Purchase one, two or three -

act now!

• Exclusive development or investment opportunity

• Presentable 1940s, character homes situated on

Freehold sections starting from 1,320sqm

• Floor plans starting from 120sqm

• Established potential for a holding income,

renovate or develop - zoned living one

• Prime location opposite Lincoln University, short

stroll into the Lincoln township and approximately

20-minute commute into the city centre

bayleys.co.nz/5511317

3 1 1

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

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

Country charm in a

spectacular setting

Situated in a charming pocket of Tai Tapu where

properties are tightly held and seldom relinquished,

this magnificent 4ha lifestyle property is just 25

minutes from the city. The generously proportioned

home has a multitude of living areas. Recreation,

relaxation and effortless entertaining are assured with

the swimming pool, tiled patios and timber decking, all

overlooking the beautiful gardens and countryside

beyond. Three paddocks, a four-bay shed and stables

with a tack room. Call us now for further information.

bayleys.co.nz/5511429

5 4 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 4 Feb 2020

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Quality, style

& desirability

1 Albert Wills Ave, Halswell.

Easy care yet stylish, with desirable quality features are

all words to describe Generation Homes’ latest showhome

at Halswell’s Copper Ridge.

Whether looking to build new or simply planning a

renovation, expect to be inspired by this showhome. As

one walks through the entryway, the impression gained

is that thought and effort have gone into this showhome.

Its superior finish and clever placement of features and

furnishings afford numerous ideas, illustrating how a new

home might be appointed.

In the kitchen, black, white and shades of oak blend

for a striking effect. The pitch-black cupboards above

the cooktop contrast with oiled oak Timberland finish

lower cabinetry, timber look flooring, Smartstone white

benchtops, and Bianca textured white tile splashback.

Storage space is generous, in this room and the walk-in

pantry.

The kitchen seamlessly blends with the spacious dining

and two living areas where open-plan gives natural

flow and creates a perfect setting for family living or

entertaining.

Wallpaper feature walls in two bedrooms and an

attractive painted wall in a third turn these rooms into

showpieces. The décor in the smaller bedrooms also spark

ideas on how a child’s or guest’s room might be furnished.

Sliders access a large hardwood Kwila deck from the

master bedroom. This extends around and across the

living and lounge areas to provide perfect indoor/outdoor

flow. From the deck, one looks out over the landscaped

garden and reserve beyond.

Both the master bedroom and ensuite are light and

bright. Features in the ensuite include a wall-hung double

bowl vanity in Charred Oak; 1200x900 black frame glass

shower; and a toilet. The almost black floor tiles and

shower trim are an effective contrast to the wall-hung

two-drawer vanity, which has charred oak panelling and

white top. The walk-in robe exudes luxury with fitted

drawers, shelving, and hanging rails minimising the need

for bedroom furniture.

Within the main bathroom, velvet white wave-patterned

tiles add effect behind the freestanding bath and charred

oak fronted vanity. A corner shower and wood-tone

flooring complete this room. The separate toilet has an

added feature of a small vanity with washbasin.

Attention to detail is apparent as one walks through this

216sqm home. There are grooved patterned interior doors,

a recessed study nook tucked away just off the living zone,

ceiling trims, coved corners and more.

Long run corrugated iron covers the three-gabled

roofline, while the Midland Euro Grande Nero bricks

are complemented by a secondary cladding of cedar and

flaxpod aluminium joinery, making for a smart look.

Generation Homes Christchurch’s latest showhome

is located at 1 Albert Wills Avenue in Copper Ridge,

Halswell (just off Halswell Junction Road). The

showhome is open Wednesdays to Sundays from

12noon until 4pm.

SHOW HOME OPEN IN

BRANTHWAITE, ROLLESTON

New year

your new home

with the friendly team

from Generation Homes

Christchurch

2 Reuben Ave (off Lincoln Rolleston Road)

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12-4pm

Modern design, home and land

packages available, friendly team.

www.generation.co.nz/christchurch

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SHOW

HOME

GUIDE

Come on in to our new Show Home.”

Touchstone Homes

Falcons Landing Rolleston

15 Falcon Road, Rolleston

Open Wednesday to Sunday

10pm - 4pm

03 961 6046

www.touchstonehomes.co.nz

Jennian Homes

Canterbury

Rangiora

9 Westpark Boulevard

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

www.jennian.co.nz

15 Falcon Road, Rolleston

Open Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 4

www.touchstonehomes.co.nz

Visit our three modern Display Homes

Jennian Homes Canterbury have three Display Homes now open.

With their outstanding features and functional design, they are sure to impress.

2 Thornborough Drive

The Borough, Rolleston

Wednesday - Sunday

12.00 - 4.00pm

Jennian Homes Canterbury

212 Main South Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

P 03 741 1436

E canterbury@jennian.co.nz

jennian.co.nz

9 Nevermore Place,

Halswell Commons

Saturday - Sunday

12.00 - 4.00pm

9 Westpark Boulevard

Rangiora

Saturday - Sunday

12.00 - 4.00pm

At Jennian Homes Canterbury we pride ourselves on delivering the home you’ve always wanted.

So what are you waiting for?

Come on over and see for yourself what life could be like in a Jennian home.

Promote your

Showhome

throughout

Christchurch

and the Selwyn

District

First Homes

St Albans

39 Sherborne Street

Phone 021 575 545 1480

www.firsthomes.co.nz

full deSign/build

Signature Homes

Farington, Rolleston

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Falcons Landing, Rolleston

1 Falcon Road, Falcons Landing

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Prestons Park

37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive

Marshland, Christchurch

Both open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Show Room/Office:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788

www.signature.co.nz

To advertise in

The Showhome Guide

Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

Showhome open

39 Sherborne Street, St Albans

Call now: 021 575 545

www.firsthomes.nz

Christchurch

LOOKING FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION?

Visit one of our three stunning showhomes to gather ideas for your dream home

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon 37 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

39 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

SHOWHOMES:

All three showhomes

Open Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm

SHOWROOM / OFFICE:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

0800 844 488

signature.co.nz

Contact Mike Fulham:

Phone 03 379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi


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3.30pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 18 January

54 Bridge Street, Coalgate

Bayleys Canterbury

39 Sabys Road,Halswell

Harcourts Hornby

33 Bridge Street, Rakaia

Ray White Rolleston

5 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

24 Edwin Trent Drive, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

2 Ruby Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

25A Idris Road, Fendalton

Ray White Rolleston

12.30pm – 1.00pm

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31 Amur Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

10 Joy Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

8 Riverside Lane, Tai Tapu

Ray White Rolleston

2 George Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

26 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

50 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

22 Lennon Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

37 Chapman Street, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

53 Lucca Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

2.00pm – 2.30pm

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786 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

10 Elizabeth Allen Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

40 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

28 Bethany Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

6 Biggles Place, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

43 Glendene Court (off Mary Brittan Dr), Rolleston

Harcourts Hornby

24 Edwin Trent Drive, Prebbleton

Harcourts Hornby

74 Moffat Drive, Lincoln

Matson & Allan Leeston

460 Newtons Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

10.30am – 11.00am

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Sunday 19 January

49 High Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

16 Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Property Brokers

75A Lowes Road, Rolleston

Property Brokers

142 Aberdeen Road,Prebbleton

Ray White Rolleston

11 Suffolk Drive ,Kirwee

Property Brokers

3 James Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

10 Mountain View Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

35 Elizabeth Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1234 Courtney Road, Darfield

Property Brokers

9 William Hyde Place, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

6 Pultney Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 Campion Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

6 Brenley Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

11 Goh Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

13 School Lane, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

1.00pm – 1.30pm

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1.30pm – 2.00pm

1.30pm – 2.00pm

8 Greenstone Street, Rolleston

Property Brokers

3 Dunlop Crescent, Rolleston

Property Brokers

5 Pollock Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

9 Wedgewood Row, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

9 Monet Vale, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

34 Prebblewood Drive, Prebbleton

Bayleys Canterbury

39 Sabys Road,Halswell

Harcourts Hornby

15 Taumutu Road, Southbridge

Harcourts Hornby

337 Brookside and Irwell Road, Leeston

Property Brokers

452A Ellesmere Junction Road, Springston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

80 Prestons Avenue,West Melton

Ray White West Melton

2 Ruby Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

376 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

16A Broad Street, Southbridge

Bayleys Canterbury

21 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

606 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

8 Dalwood Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

2.30pm – 3.00pm

2.30pm – 3.00pm

2:30pm – 3:00pm

2.45pm – 3.15pm

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3.30pm – 4.00pm

3.30pm – 4.00pm

3.45pm – 4.15pm

51 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

703 Robinsons Road, Broadfield

Ray White West Melton

121 Andersons Road, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

9 Corriedale Lane, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

40 McLenaghan Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

49 Skerten Avenue, Hornby

Ray White Rolleston

3 Rotherham Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

8 Alfie Lane

Harcourts Hornby

177 Buchanans Road, Hei Hei

Property Brokers

16 Lynely Drive ,West Melton

Property Brokers

54 Bridge Street, Coalgate

Bayleys Canterbury

17 Bridge Road, Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

13 Corriedale Lane, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

119 Walkers Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

138 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

1/353 Main South Road, Hornby

Ray White Rolleston

12.00pm – 12.30pm

12.00pm – 12.30pm

12.00pm – 12.30pm

12.00pm – 12.45pm

12:00pm – 12:30pm

12.15pm – 12.45pm

24 Hartford Crescent, Rolleston

Property Brokers

35 Bradbury Avenue, Rolleston

Property Brokers

19 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

129 Johnsons Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

1 Spring Place, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

33 Rembrandt Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1.30pm – 2.00pm

1.45pm – 2.15pm

1.45pm – 2.15pm

1.45pm – 2.15pm

2.00pm – 2.30pm

2.00pm – 2.30pm

18 Gracia Avenue, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

727 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

26 Lucca Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

4/545 Maddisons Road, Weedons

Harcourts Rolleston

13 Bethany Road ,Rolleston

Property Brokers

25A Idris Road, Fendalton

Ray White Rolleston

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN

TIMES PROPERTY

DIRECTORY EVERY

WEDNESDAY FOR THE

BEST OF PROPERTY IN

THE SELWYN DISTRICT

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real

Estate companies

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

PROPERTY BROKERS

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

BAYLEYS

CANTERBURY 03 375 4700

www.bayleys.co.nz

HARCOURTS

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

HARCOURTS HORNBY 03 349 9919

HARCOURTS Rolleston 03 347 4711

HARCOURTS LINCOLN 03 662 9933

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

Rolleston 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204

LEESTON 03 324 3704


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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 51 Masefield Drive

NEAR NEW 3 BEDROOM HOME IN

PRIME LOCATION

• 186m2 home with two large living areas

• Fully fenced 526m2 section

• Master with ensuite

• Excellent indoor outdoor flow

• Walk in pantry

• Separate laundry

• Double garage

• 2-3 minute walk to shopping centres

ROLLESTON - 26 Lucca Crescent

LIVING LA VIDA LUCCA!

• Brand new build

• North facing 144m2 home

• Three bedrooms

• Two bathrooms

• Two living rooms

• One garage

• One carport

• Fully fenced & landscaped 643m2 section

SPRINgSTON

452A Ellesmere Junction Road

STUNNING LINEA HOME PACKED

WITH FEATURES

• Just completed 2019

• Three double bedrooms

• Spacious master bedroom with walk in robe & ensuite

• Two large separate living areas

• Study nook

• Sensational well-appointed kitchen with walk in pantry

• Wine fridge & security system

• Underfloor tile heating in bathroom & ensuite

• Quality fixtures & fittings

• Fantastic orientation for the sun

• Larger than most 956m2 section

• Superb location

LEESTON - 6 Pultney Street

EVERYTHING ON YOUR WISHLIST IS HERE

• Four bedroom character home

• Extensive refurbishment and insulation

• Country sized kitchen

• Spacious light family room with logburner

• Large formal lounge with another logburner

• Two bathrooms, one ensuite

• WIR off the master bedroom

• Boot/mud type room

• Separate laundry and loads of storage

• Original wood panelling and timber trim throughout

• Mature 1009m2 section

• Two garages – one with carport attached and one

modern 50m2 approx. skyline suitable for work

from home or workshop

Viewing: Sun 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Price: $530,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0647

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 1.45 – 2.15pm

Price: $537,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0664

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.15 – 1.45pm

Price: Neg over $639,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0590

Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm

Price: $439,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0668

NEW LISTINg

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTINg

ROLLESTON - 31 Amur Crescent

SIMPLY STUNNING NEW HOME WITH

TRIPLE CAR GARAGE

• Brand new 252m2 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 770m2 section

• Move in now!

ROLLESTON - 53 Lucca Crescent

READY TO SHIFT IN AND ENJOY

• Brand new 193m2 4 bedroom home

• 680m2 landscaped and fenced section

• Separate lounge

• Master with WIR & ensuite

• Gas water heating & cooktop

• Council reserve with established native trees for

northern outlook

• 10yr build guarantee

• Excellent value

LINCOLN - 74 Moffat Drive

UNIQUE TRANQUIL SETTING

• On the banks of Liffey Stream sits this unique four

year old property

• Three genuine bedrooms, Master with ensuite

bathroom downstairs

• Remaining two bedrooms upstairs with a family

bathroom

• Downstairs features spacious open plan living

• Separate kitchen with ample storage, bench space

and large sunny window

• Separate laundry and third toilet

• Attached garage and ample off street parking

• Streamside walks on formed paths in established setting

• Village centre minutes away on foot

• Immediate possession

LEESTON - 26 D’Arcy Street

SEEING IS BELIEVING

• 440m2 house on 1756m2 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

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Price: $589,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0627

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Price: $710,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0652

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm

Price: By negotiation

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0662

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.45 – 1.15pm

Price: By negotiation

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0654

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@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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