North Canterbury News: January 23, 2020

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‘Have a

plan in

place’

By SHELLEY TOPP

ANorth Canterbury firefighter

who helpedtackleAustralia’s

bushfire crisis says New Zealand

is unlikely to face blazes like those

across the Tasman, but ‘‘we still

have major risks’’.

Deputy Principal Rural Fire

Officerfor North Canterbury,

Dale Wilhelm, was deployed to

Australia for11days last month to

help with the fire fighting.

New Zealand’sgeographyand

vegetation types lessenthe risk of

such intense long­lasting bush

fires here,hesays.

In Australia, the sizeoffires

meant that in some cases people

had time to prepare for their

approach.

‘‘Our fires don’t tendtogive us

that sortoftime to warn people.’’

Arecent example in the

Waimakariri Districthighlighted

the fact that,bythe time afire was

detected, the person rang 111, and

firefighters arrived, buildings

were alreadyatrisk.

‘‘Because of this,peopleneed to

be prepared and one of the best

ways to do thisistokeep the grass

around your property cut short

and flammable tree speciesand

other materialsaway from

buildings.

‘‘Just like othernatural

disasters, having aplan in place

for what you would do and being

prepared to self­evacuateare

important.’’

North Canterbury is now under

arestrictedfire season, which

means that mostfires require a

permit.‘‘We will only be issuing

permitsfor fires thatcan be

carriedout safely.’’

Continued Page 2

Surf action. ..

While fishers were trying their luck with lines cast beyond the breakers, Isaac Pond, aged 9, of Amberley, had other ideas.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Surf’sup, and the fish are biting

By SHELLEY TOPP

Along lineofkeen fishers, young and old,

spreadout alongAmberley Beach last

Sundayfor aday in the sun, yarning and

tryingtheir luck during the annual

Amberley Beach Surfcastingand Family

Fun Day.

Contestants began lining up at dawn to

register for the popular event and secure

aprime fishing spot,even thoughthe

competition didn’tbegin until 8am.

‘‘We had to be hereat6am to beat

them,’’ said Simon Mather, amember of

the Amberley and Districts Lions Club,

which organised the event.

The competition had sections for adults

and children,with 165 entrants in all.

Fish were far from plentiful earlyon

and there was the occasional lighthearted

grumble about‘‘no fish’’.

However,bylunch time,more than30

fish had been caught and enteredinthe

contest,with some competitors saying

they had thrown smallerfish back for

another day.

By the end of the competition at 3pm

things were looking much better, witha

record number of fishentered.

Christchurch’s Brian Phillips, who has

beentaking part in the competition for

fiveyears and fishes from the same spot

every year,caught aspiny dogfish on

Sunday. However, he said the days of

good fishing were gone.

‘‘It is aday out and we have had some

fun. Thatisthe main thing,’’hesaid.

The family­friendly event is abig

fundraiser for the club.

All moneyraised will go back into the

community through the club’s

sponsorship programme.

The social aspect of the event

contributed to its popularity, Simon said.

‘‘Allfishermen like agood yarn and

here there are alot of like­minded people

in one placetotalk to.

‘‘Fishing can be apretty solitary

experience, so Ithink theyenjoythe

company in thiscompetition.’’

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Snipping scissors raise cash

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Sausages were sizzling,

raffle tickets were flying

out the door, and the fire

brigade was out in force to

help on Sunday during a

fundraiser in Cust to help

those fighting Australia’s

bushfires.

Every chair was full at

10am in the Cust fire

station, in front of the

hairdressing stations, and

the queue of people

waiting to get their hair cut

for charity was still there at

4pm that afternoon.

All together, the Cust

Community Standing

Together for Australia

Bushfires initiative was a

huge success, says local

hairdresser and organiser

Amy Roberts.

It raised $6000 on the

day, with raffle tickets still

on sale until the end of the

week.

‘‘I was blown away by the

response from this

community and those who

came to see us from outside

the area,’’ Amy says.

‘‘And the donations for

the raffles kept on coming

in, even on the day.’’

Once the raffle sales

have closed, all the funds

raised will be donated

directly to rural brigades

fighting the Australian

bushfires on the front lines.

Dale returns home from bushfire duties

From Page 1

He also voiced his concerns

over fireslit by membersof

the public on the likesof

beaches and riverbeds.

‘‘Most of the beaches and

riverbeds are managed by the

ocal or regional council, DOC,

or in the case of Waimakariri

beaches, the Tuhaitara

Coastal Park trust;and all of

theseorganisations have

stated they don’t want fires on

the areas they manage

without their prior approval.’’

The fires started in New

SouthWales at the startofthe

bushfire seasoninOctober

and have also beenburning in

Victoria and other Australian

states,killing 28 peoplesofar.

An estimated1billion

animalshave perishedsofar.

‘‘It was definitely the most

extensive fires Ihave worked

on,’’hesays.

It was his first deployment

to Australia butheworked in

California in 2018 for amonth

with the Fire and Emergency

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donation to the cause.

NZ teamthere.

‘‘Sadly, the situation in New

SouthWales has got worse

sinceIwas over there,’’ he

says.

‘‘Fire and EmergencyNZ

have now sent morecrews

over to Australia and willno

doubtbeasked formore over

the coming weeks and maybe

even months.’’

During his Australian

deployment, Dale was airbase

manager at GlenInnes

airfield in New South Wales.

His administrativerole

included collatingpaperwork

so thatall the contractors got

paid,briefing pilots and

ground crew,refuelling fire

trucks and aircraft, plus

organising foodand water for

the firefightersand water

supplies for fighting the

fires.

‘‘Each day we loaded water

into the aeroplanes as

required,refuelledaircraft,

and kept track of where all

our aircraft were working.

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aircraft returned, we had to

refuel them and help the

ground crewsprepare them

for the next day.’’

The helicoptersand fire

crewsonthe grounduse the

nearest natural water source

they can find to fight the fire,

includingrivers, lakes and

dams.

‘‘There were some areas

wherethis was very limited.

‘‘At the airbasewehad no

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‘‘Thewater was actually

recycled from the sewer

treatment plant (after it had

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affect the town’s drinking

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‘‘Each aeroplane was taking

about 3000litresper load and

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Kaikoura projects to get $11m

By DAVID HILL

The Kaikoura district will

receivean$11 million funding

boost.

Mayor CraigMackleis

thrilled at last week’s

announcementbyUnder

Secretary for Regional

Economic Development,

Fletcher Tabuteau,of

Provincial Growth Fund

fundingfor two major projects

in thedistrict.

There will be $9.88 million

for redeveloping Wakatu Quay

into amixed­use commercial,

retail and hospitality area;and

$1.1m for abusiness casefor

developing the harbour at

South Bay.

“This is an exciting and

significant endorsementof

Kaikoura’s recovery and its

bright future,” Mr Mackle says.

“These projects are geared

towardsproviding jobs,

attracting investmentand

enabling sustainable growth.

“Over my lifetime, South Bay

Harbourhas grown from something

of alocal playground

where you knew to stay out of

the fishermen’s way, to abusy

gatewaytoour marine world.’’

He sayshundreds of people

pass throughSouth Bay daily,

to swim with dolphins, watch

whales,catch crays,fish,dive

or just to enjoy the area.

‘‘The business case will help

it grow further and makesure

that gateway can serve our

district and our visitors for

generations to come.”

Record number of fish measured in contest

From Page 1

It was also great to see so

many families with children

taking partinthe

competition, he said.Arecord

number of fish (178)were

All smiles ... Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle, left, and council chief executive Angela Oosthuizen are

excited about the announcement of $11m in government funding for Kaikoura by Under Secretary for

Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau, right.

PHOTO: KAIKOURA DISTRICT COUNCIL

Wakatu Quay was once home

to one of the largest employers

in the districtbut is nowina

bad stateofrepair.

“I have no doubtthat with

nearly $10million we’llbeable

to give thequay anew lease of

life and turn it backinto a

placethat provides

employment, pride and

connectionbetween localsand

visitors,our culture and our

measured thisyear.

Arecord number of large

rig sharks were also caught,

with the largestbeing

1560mm, followed by 1305mm,

and six others at more than a

metrelong.

environment,” Mr Macklesaid.

Thislatestinvestmentadds

to more than $1 billion spent

overthe last threeyears by the

New Zealand Transport

Agency,Kiwi Railand the

government in rebuildingthe

mainhighwayand railway line.

At thesame time,the council

hasled a$40m programme to

rebuild and repair local roads

andthreewaters networks,

Results

Seniors (length): PeterCorker

(rig)1305mm, 1; PeterCorker

(rig)1180mm, 2; Troy

Robertson (rig) 1160mm,3.

Juniors(length): Corban East

(rig)1560mm, 1; DillonPack

whichare duefor completion

laterthis year.

In the private sector, more

than $100m has been invested

in residential and commercial

building work.

Spending by visitors this

summer seasonisinline with

pre­earthquakelevels.

In December,the 120­room

five­star SudimaHotelisdue

to open on the Esplanade.

(dog fish) 734mm, 2; Zoe Clark

(dog fish) 673mm, 3.

Largest crab: Kayeleigh

Neame(diameter 110mm).

Best beachset­up: Sharyn

Glynnand Lenise Tozer.

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Fjord horses bound for festival

By RACHEL MACDONALD

The Vikings are coming to Norsewood

next month, with two Norwegian Fjord

horses from North Canterbury leading

the charge.

The event is the Viking Festival

Norsewood NZ, being held in the

Manawatu village of the same name at

the end of February.

This celebration of all things Norse

aims to raise funds for the township,

which was founded by Norwegian

settlers in 1872, at the same time as the

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feature in the packed schedule of events

will be Norwegian Fjords Mimi and

Paula, owned by West Eyreton's

Gabrielle Mathieson.

She brought the first Norwegian Fjord

into the country 25 years ago and has

been breeding them ever since, under

the Fjord Horse New Zealand banner.

The same breed as Sitron, Prince

Hans' horse in Frozen,they represent

one of the world's oldest and purest

horse breeds. They are used both under

saddle and in harness.

‘‘When Imoved from Norway to

Cambridge, in the North Island, Iended

up with two daughters who rode, and the

only horses available came off the racing

track.

‘‘I didn't want thoroughbreds for them,

though; Iwanted something calmer and

more sensible.

‘‘I had encountered Fjords in Norway.

These are the horses the Vikings rode

into battle and loved them for their

temperament, hardiness and social

nature.''

They are not ideal as afirst pony. They

are small draught horses, so are very

strong and well suited to more

experienced riders.

They make great hacks and pony club

horses, with ahuge jump on them, she

says.

‘‘The only issue is not feeding them too

much.

‘‘They're seriously low maintenance,

so they don't need hard feed or covering,

and you can leave them for months

between rides and know that they'll be

fine when you get back up there.’’

The Fjords are expected to lead the

opening ceremonial processions in

Norsewood on February 29 and March 1

Hardy breed ... Gabrielle Mathieson, from

West Eyreton, breeds Norwegian Fjord

horses, made famous by the Vikings and the

movie Frozen.Two of her herd are heading

north for aViking festival in Norsewood.

PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD

for the festival, which will feature axethrowing,

warrior maidens, archery and

music.

Gabrielle's two horses will be joined

by apair from Waipara, one from New

Plymouth, and another one from

Masterton.

Jumping day

to aid animals

When Arabella Jarman takes her

horse Ice Warrior out for atraining

run on Sunday, she willbethinking

about animals affected by Australia’s

bushfires.

Arabella, who is an up­and­coming

criminal and familylawyer and cochairsthe

Waimakariri Youth

Council, has jumpedinto actionto

raise funds for displaced animals in

Australia.

She has organised

ashowjumping

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local ridersand

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Sunday.

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... Arabella

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There will also be ahorse­themed

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Arabella wants to thank the centre

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Good Street

under review

By SHELLEY TOPP

Achangeofstatus for partofRangiora’s

Good Street is proposed by the

Waimakariri District Council.

The council wants to transform the

area between HighStand the service

centre lane, nearthe New World

supermarket, into afriendlier

community space.

To do this the status of the area needs

to be formallychanged from alegal road

to areserve, so that it can be used as a

laneway and/or apedestrian area.

The changewill allow the councilto

protect that section of Good St for safer

pedestrian use. ‘‘By changing the road

status,itwould open up some great

opportunities to make the areamore

public friendly,’’ the council’s business

and centres manager, Simon Hart,says.

A40­daypublic notificationperiod is

underway to inform the public aboutthe

proposal.ItendsonTuesday, February

18, at 5pm.

During this time the publiccan have a

say on the proposal,says Vanessa

Thompson, acouncilbusiness and

centres unit adviser. ‘‘Ifweare

successfulwith theroad stop, we would

look to make the areamore attractive

and functional for pedestrians.’’

This would include things like

planting, lights,seating and new paving.

It might also include space for events,

arts and culture displays, or simply

making the area intoanattractive

location to linger and shop.

‘‘We are keen to see the space used

much morebythe community and want

to create apublic space that promotes

the health and wellbeing of the

community,’’she says.

New exhibition... ChamberGallery manager Brian Hoult, left, withRangiora artist Tobias Gilsenan at

the openingofhis new exhibition of paintingsand drawings, CON_ SPIRO.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Weighty themes in show

By SHELLEY TOPP

The dark, brooding work of

Rangiora artist Tobias

Gilsenan in his latest

exhibition, CON_SPIRO,

delivers amessageof

impending ecologicaldoom.

Although the message is

weighty, Tobias says it is not

acall for action.‘‘I don’t

think an artist should do

that.’’

Instead, he is simply

hopingpeople will lookat

his work, think about it and

want to buy it ‘‘soIcan

continue painting’'.

The artist,who is also a

postie, was influenced for

the exhibitionbythe Tower

of Babel (a mythical

structure in biblical

literature) and Douglas

Adams’ Babel Fish from

Hitchhikers Guide To The

Galaxy.

‘‘In today’s society we

have lost plenty of skills due

to technology,laziness and

specialisation of trades,’’he

says. ‘‘We now rely solelyon

the internetand our

phones.The BabelFish has

all the information which

must be squeezed out.’’

Other themes include

conservation,mining, the

dairy industry and

deforestation, with The Sky

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Suckers 1, Sky Suckers2,

The GroundGrubbers 1 and

The GroundGrubbers 2

being bleak examples of

severe exploitation,

portrayed in acrylic, ink

and enamel on wood.

‘‘Thereisnothing leftto

suck except the sky itself,’’

the artistsays.Healso takes

astab at conspiracy

theorists with 5G Flat

Earthers1and 5G Flat

Earthers2.

The exhibitionopened at

the Chamber Gallery in the

RangioraLibrarylast

Sunday afternoon and

closes on Thursday,

February20.

In brief

Art show to open

5

TheAmberley Art Groupis

holdingaweek­long art

exhibition in theold Super

Liquor/Combined Transport

building on Markham Street

from January 24.Itwill be open

daily from 10am to 3pm. During

theMarkham SummerFair on

Saturday,February 1, it will be

open 1pmto7pm.Artworks

created by this talented group of

Hurunui artists are for sale. For

more information, email

art.amberley@gmail.com.

Police counter opens

ARangiora Policepublic

counterisopenat200 King

Street, while its buildingon

HighStreetcontinues to be

refurbished andearthquakestrengthened.The

station was

closed late lastyear, with some

policestaff working from

temporary premises. However,

therewas no option forapublic

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6 The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

Power to the people is not guaranteed

Longtime Waipara resident John McCaskey reminisces

on the challenges of life in the area, as drought

conditions bite in the region.

Whenaskedwhatthing hashad

the mostinfluence duringmy

80­plusyears in North

Canterbury,thereisonly one

answer—water.

This“whitegold”—the source

of all life —isnow ratherscarce

on thefamily farm at Waipara

due to thelackoftimely rainfall.

Thisisapropertywith nearly

4km of WekaCreek right down

the middle.

It was harnessedin1983 for

irrigation, costingTreasury

about $5.7m.

The resultant

‘‘diversification’’ spawned the

Waiparavalley grape/wine

industry whichnow pumps

Treasury abonus of around$21

million each year off 1200

hectarebyway of excise, of

which nothingisreinvested in

the district.

However, therealgamechangerwas

the arrivalof

electricity just before WorldWar

2from Lake Coleridge.

Thismeantacontinuous

supply of hotwater, a‘‘heatstorage’’

stove, and water

pumping for bothdomesticand

irrigation use.

But guesswhat? The

homestead’sbacklawn hada

windmill on apole which usedto

charge batteries fora12­volt

power system.

Whenthe wind didn’t blow, as

was often the case in thecold of

winter,alittle halfa­horsepowerBriggs

and

Strattonmotor wouldthroball

night outsidemybedroom

window.

The 12­voltwiringisstill in the

homestead ceiling.

The nearby McGuckin

householdhad pipedpetrol for

lighting andthe Bakers piped

carbide gas.

During thefreezing twoweeks

thatfollowedthe July 1945snow

the winddidn’t blow. Power

lines were broughtdown

everywhere. The open fireand

the coal­range—luckilystill

connected to thehot­water

cylinder—did sterling service.

Sheep werefrozen to the

Pole trouble ... MainPower staffworked to repair the power problemnear John McCaskey’s Waiparahome.

ground andthere werealways

wet clothes thatneedingdrying

on the rackhanging from the

ceiling above thestove.

So how would you copetoday,

baby­boomers, millennials and

those of Generation Z?

Justremember —nopower,no

hot water —oreven water from

the well. No phone, computer,

television or radio unlessyou’ve

been lucky enoughtosourcea

generator. It is goingtohappen

some day, possiblysoon.

TheBoy Scouts’ motto was,

“BePrepared”. Are you?

I’ve written this80years after

electricityarrived andaday

after apower linebrokefrom

metal fatiguejustpastmy

boundary. It scorched the very

drygrass, on thenorthwest side

of Waipara township. Luckily, it

wasblowing southwest.

Ihaveagas hob and gaswater

heating, so Imanagedahot

shower (withdecreased

pressure) and my morningcuppa

wasassured.However,there

wasnoradioorcomputer

So whyamItelling youthis

story? See next week’s North

CanterburyNews forthe answer.

Council credit rating rises

By DAVID HILL

The Waimakariri District Council has

received awelcomeboosttoits credit

rating.

Credit ratingagency Standard and

Poor's announced last weekthat the

council’s ratinghad shifted from AA longterm

and A­1+ short term with anegative

outlooktoaAA/A­1+ with astable

outlook.

MayorDan Gordonwelcomed the news,

whichwill help ensurethe council

receives favourable terms for loans.

‘‘TheAArating equates thecouncil

with New Zealand’s national creditrating

—the ‘sovereignrating’, and Standard

and Poor’sdoes not rate any individual

council higherthan the sovereign rating.

‘‘This improvement in outlookistaking

placeayear earlier than expected and is

due to projects nearing completionand a

lowering of the council’s debtmargin,

whichisan appropriate position to be in

as we looktostartthe annual plan

process.’’

Mr Gordon saysthe credit ratingis

important for the council as it looksto

fund new infrastructuretomeetthe

needs of agrowingpopulation, expected

to reach75,000by2028.

‘‘Whilethis is achallenge fromthe

perspective of payingfor infrastructure

andhigher service levels,there are also a

lotofpositivesthat comes with growth,

such as new investment, businesses, jobs

andopportunity, which creates avibrant,

thriving district.’’

Mr Gordonisconfident rates canbe

kepttoanincrease of 4percent, lower

thanthe 4.5% projected in the 2018/28

LongTerm Plan.

The ratesrise includes a1%annual

increase to pay for the earthquake

recovery loan,0.5% for the sports stadium

loanand 2.2% to coverinflation.

The council also needs to allowfor new

projects not anticipated in 2018,

includingthe likelyimpact of new water

standards, changes to the wastelevy,

roading projects such as the west

Rangiorare­alignment, replacing Skew

Bridge on Skewbridge Rd, and a

recreational cycleway projectinKaiapoi.

Rob

oby

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ling

ngs

Acase of burgeoning bunnies

Aplague of rabbits is invading my home.

Out in the orchard, it is way beyond

anything seen in WatershipDowns.

Rabbits are going forth and multiplying

—regularly.

What began as mum, dad,and acouple

of kids, has expanded dramatically.

It seems that, as the burn pile grows,so

does the bunny population.

They seem to know the burn pile won’t

be lit anytime soonbecause of the crisp

summer conditions.They hop, skip,

saunter, and chomp on anythingedible,

without acare in the world, only taking

coverwhen the dogs are let off.

One even tauntsthe heading dog by

sleeping just metresfrom its kennel.

It seems he, and the two huntaways,

have no idea that these fluffy residents

need to be chomped,not roundedupor

barked at. Taking aim at themwith a

firearmisstymied by the proximity of our

neighbours.

Seeing the growingproblem, whichis

not justinmypatch, takesmeback to my

childhood in Central Otago.

Ican remember as akid traipsing

around aftermybrother, my breathnearly

freezing,checkingtraps for bunnies on our

Queensberry farm before heading offto

school.

It was just one tool in an arsenal of tools

used to stopthe scourge of rabbitsthat

gobbled up stock tucker, and undermined

paddocks, in an area where preciouslittle

rain ever fell.

Therewas the occasional shoot,and the

introduction of killerviruses, but rabbits

seem to invariably win.

Maybeitistime to returntodedicated

rabbit boards,with programmestohelp

control the rampant bunnies.

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

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Week

Sun

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Guide

Moon

Wind

Good

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 29

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Best 12:04pm

Times

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Best

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Tide Chart

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2

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3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9

1

0

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows

Waimakariri 4:20am 2.4 10:34am 0.5 5:10am 2.4 11:24am 0.5 5:58am 2.4

6:43am 2.4 12:28am 0.5 7:28am 2.3 1:13am 0.5 8:11am 2.3 1:57am 0.6 8:55am 2.2 2:39am 0.6

Mouth

4:37pm 2.3 10:50pm 0.5 5:27pm 2.3 11:41pm 0.5 6:15pm 2.2 12:12pm 0.5 7:02pm 2.2 12:57pm 0.6 7:48pm 2.2 1:41pm 0.6 8:34pm 2.2 2:24pm 0.6 9:19pm 2.1 3:07pm 0.6

Amberley 4:20am 2.4 10:34am 0.5 5:10am 2.4 11:24am 0.5 5:58am 2.4

6:43am 2.4 12:28am 0.5 7:28am 2.3 1:13am 0.5 8:11am 2.3 1:57am 0.6 8:55am 2.2 2:39am 0.6

Beach

4:37pm 2.3 10:50pm 0.5 5:27pm 2.3 11:41pm 0.5 6:15pm 2.2 12:12pm 0.5 7:02pm 2.2 12:57pm 0.6 7:48pm 2.2 1:41pm 0.6 8:34pm 2.2 2:24pm 0.6 9:19pm 2.1 3:07pm 0.6

4:29am 2.4 10:43am 0.5 5:19am 2.4 11:33am 0.5 6:07am 2.4

6:52am 2.4 12:37am 0.5 7:37am 2.3 1:22am 0.5 8:20am 2.3 2:06am 0.6 9:04am 2.2 2:48am 0.6

Motunau 4:46pm 2.3 10:59pm 0.5 5:36pm 2.3 11:50pm 0.5 6:24pm 2.2 12:21pm 0.5 7:11pm 2.2 1:06pm 0.6 7:57pm 2.2 1:50pm 0.6 8:43pm 2.2 2:33pm 0.6 9:28pm 2.1 3:16pm 0.6

4:31am 2.4 10:45am 0.5 5:21am 2.4 11:35am 0.5 6:09am 2.4

6:54am 2.4 12:39am 0.5 7:39am 2.3 1:24am 0.5 8:22am 2.3 2:08am 0.6 9:06am 2.2 2:50am 0.6

Gore Bay 4:48pm 2.3 11:01pm 0.5 5:38pm 2.3 11:52pm 0.5 6:26pm 2.2 12:23pm 0.5 7:13pm 2.2 1:08pm 0.6 7:59pm 2.2 1:52pm 0.6 8:45pm 2.2 2:35pm 0.6 9:30pm 2.1 3:18pm 0.6

4:22am 1.8 10:39am 0.4 5:14am 1.8 11:30am 0.4 6:03am 1.8

6:50am 1.8 12:31am 0.5 7:36am 1.8 1:18am 0.5 8:20am 1.8 2:03am 0.5 9:04am 1.7 2:48am 0.5

Kaikoura 4:42pm 1.7 10:51pm 0.4 5:33pm 1.7 11:42pm 0.4 6:23pm 1.7 12:19pm 0.5 7:10pm 1.7 1:06pm 0.5 7:57pm 1.6 1:52pm 0.5 8:42pm 1.6 2:37pm 0.5 9:27pm 1.6 3:21pm 0.5

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Town keen to peddle

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By DAVID HILL

Cycleways are the talk of the town in

Kaiapoi.

Business and community leaders say the

prospectofnew cycleways, withthe

completion of the Waimakariri RiverState

Highway 1bridge upgrade in June,will be

agame­changer.

The New Zealand TransportAgency is

building aclip­on to the bridgeand a

commutercycleway alongside theMain

NorthRoad into Kaiapoi.

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC)and

the Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA)

are backing aproposed recreationalcycle

routealong the Waimakariri stopbankand

riverbank as partofthis year’s

Waimakariri District Councilannual plan.

ENC chief executive Heather Warwick

says her staff are busy preparing mini

maps and making preparations for an

expected influx of cyclists.

‘‘They’recominginJune and we need to

be ready. Even thoughit’s winter,westill

need to be raising awareness of what’s

available and with e­bikesthey can go so

much further.’’

She saysone of the priorities is

improving signage to ensure peopleare

awareofwhat tracks are availableand

how to accessthem.

ENC’slong­term goal is developing the

Wheels to Waipara cycle trail.

Stageone is linking Christchurch to

Kaiapoi and improving the linkagesto

existing tracks within the Waimakariri

district.

The next stage, from AshleyRiver to

Waipara, is expected to cost around $3

million.

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‘‘It’s not off the table,’’Mrs Warwick says.

‘‘TheProvincialGrowth Fund has said

thereisnofunding available at the

moment, but they haven’t declined it.’’

Meanwhile,aLotteriesCommission

application is being prepared to progress

the project.

KPA business manager MartynCook

says feedback from aworkshoplate last

year to discuss creating aKaiapoi brand

shows developing walking and cycle routes

is atop priority for local businesses.

‘‘It’sbecome aclear favourite for

business owners. Everyone can see the

benefits of getting these cyclists into the

middleofthe town.

‘‘I can imagine agroup of cyclists, say

from North Beach (northeast

Christchurch), getting together on a

Sundayand leaving at 10.30am. They could

be in Kaiapoi by lunchtime,have lunch at

acafe,acruise on the River Queen and

returnhome in time for tea.’’

Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community Board

chairwoman Chris Greengrass saysshe

backs the proposed recreational cycleway.

‘‘We see families out on their bikesall

the time, so it wouldbegreattohave a

track on the stop banks and alongthe river

banks.

‘‘If we can entice people intoKaiapoi,

they support the businesses and the

businesses can then give back to the

community.’’

Mayor Dan Gordonsays Kaiapoi offers

the ‘‘most opportunitiesasavisitor

destinationwith the river and the River

Queen’’.

The Port and EagleBrewpubhas thrown

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Nearly 10 years on from the

September 2010earthquake,

Kaiapoi’s regenerationis

well advanced, withmore

projects plannedfor this

year.

Anew BMX track,dog

park,sports fields and the

HondaForest were

developedlast year,while

work to develop softball

pitches, changing rooms,

toilets and car parking is

abouttostart, aWaimakariri

District Council

spokespersonsays.

The Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi

CommunityBoard approved

Norman KirkPark as the

name for the new Kaiapoi

east sport and recreation

reserve, which includes the

sports fields, the BMX track,

the forest and the dog park.

The councilhas called

tenders for asports field

irrigation system, with the

contract to build two softball

pitches being awarded in

December to TigerTurf.

Work is expected to begin

next month.

The contract to buildthe

Norman KirkPark changing

roomswas awarded around

the sametime to Watts&

Hughes.

It will include player

changing rooms and

showers, officials’changing

rooms, storage and public

toilets.

Infrastructure recovery

work is welladvanced, with

all planned road

decommissioning and repair

works, including the Jones

Street quake repairs and

stormwater drainage pipe

repairs,completed.

The contract to upgrade

the retained roads in

Kaiapoi East was awarded to

Nor’westContracting Ltd in

November, withwork under

way on the Cass Street car

park. This work is due to be

completed in June.

Repairs to the last section

of the quake­damaged

Kaiapoi riverbank walkway,

between TrousselotPark and

the Williams Street bridge, is

expectedtobecompleted in

the first half of this year.

Further dredging work to

improve navigation on the

Kaiapoi River will beginin

June 2020.

The initial dredging work

carried out by SmithCrane

and Construction allowed for

the installation of 11 pontoon

sectionswhichnow form a

new 112­metre long floating

pontoon.Ithas three

berthingsections.

One berthhas been leased

for the commercial paddle

steamer replica, the Kaiapoi

River Queen,and the other

two are available for casual

or permanent leases.

The council is also working

on site option assessments

for proposed new park­andride

facilitieswithinthe

town centre mixed­use

businessarea, in the former

residential red zone.

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spaniel, Koda, enjoy Kaiapoi’s dog park which opened late last year.

More facilities in the river town will be built this year.

PHOTO: FILE


Beach group to

mark 90 years

By DAVID HILL

The Pines Kairaki Beach

Association is set to

celebrate 90 years.

Event organiser Mandy

Cooke says the

association has survived

the earthquakes and red

zoning, and is now ready

to mark its birthday

celebrations with a

community gala in the

Pines Beach Oval on

Sunday, February 2, from

10am to 3pm.

‘‘We proudly brought

this event back to life last

year, after patiently

waiting for eight years.’’

Asmall hiccup with the

weather saw the event

moved from November

2018 to February 2019

and it proved to be such a

success the organisers

decided to stick with

February this year.

Mandy says this year's

gala will be unique,

getting under way with an

opening ceremony, song

and abirthday cake.

Waimakariri Mayor

Dan Gordon will attend

the opening ceremony

before joining the judging

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A‘‘kids’ fun zone’’ will

be available on the day,

including pony rides,

mini jeeps, mini golf and

paddle boats, with prices

to be confirmed.

There will also be afree

bouncy castle and more

than 40 stalls, including

crafts, face painting,

second­hand goods, boot

sales, candles, crystals,

food vans, coffee carts, a

chocolate wheel and

sausage sizzle.

Traditional children’s

running, sack and threelegged

races will also be

held, along with an eggthrowing

competition.

Photos, stories and

memorabilia will tell the

history of Pines and

Kairaki beaches in the

Pines Beach Hall, while

the Kaiapoi Rock’n’Roll

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displaying cars, clothes

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KAIAPOI

The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

15

Events to enliven summer

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi residents can expect a

busy end to summer.

Beginning with the annual

Kaiapoi Garden Competition on

Friday, January 31, the town has

events to keep families busy

until Easter, You Me We Us

Kaiapoi project manager Chris

Greengrass says.

You Me We Us is acharitable

group committed to making

great things happen in the town.

It has joined with the Kaiapoi

Garden Club to organise the

garden contest, sponsored by

Christine Watton of Ray White

Kaiapoi.

There are 10 categories: walk

around, view from the street,

town house, gardens under

three years, structured

landscape, community pride,

commercial, house and garden,

sustainability, and best street.

‘‘The more entries we get, the

more exciting it is,’’ Chris says.

‘‘We know there are some

beautiful gardens and people

are often reluctant to show them

off, but it’s another way to bring

pride to Kaiapoi.’’

Entry forms are on the You Me

We Us website or contact Chris

on (03) 327 7818 or (021) 781 939.

The Anglican Parish of

Kaiapoi is hosting abook fair on

Friday and Saturday, January

31 and February 1, from 9am to

2pm at St Bartholomew’s

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Pines Beach Gala will be held in

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Growth still ahead of pre-quake levels

By DAVID HILL

Growth is continuinginthe

Waimakariri district.

Mayor DanGordon saysthe

district’s population

experienced rapid growthafter

the earthquakesand, whilethat

growth haseased,development

remains aheadofpre­quake

levels.

The residential population is

expected to reach 75,000 by 2028.

Lastyear, 641consentswere

issued by thecouncilfor new

houses—the second lowest

number since2011 buthigher

thanany pre­quakeyear.

Woodend led the way with161

consents fornew houses,thanks

to the growth of the Ravenswood

subdivision,followed by

Rangiora with 139consentsand

Pegasus with 127.

There were91consentsfor

new houses in rural areas,76

consents were issued in Kaiapoi,

31 in ruralresidential 4zones

and just eighteachfor Oxford

and small towns or beach

settlements.

‘‘Because of thisgrowth the

council has had to be prepared

for higherdemandonour

servicesand this hasmeant

balancingaffordabilitywith

planning,and cateringtoa

growingpopulation,’’ Mr Gordon

says.

Waimakariri’sregulation

manager,Nick Harrison,says

there willbeplentyof

commercial building activity in

the district overthe next12

months.

The consentfor thenew

Ravenswood New Worldwas

approved last yearand

constructionisexpected to begin

soon.

An unstaffedGullpetrol

stationisalsoplanned for

Ravenswood.

Southbrookbusinessowner

DanielSmith has several

projects under way, with

earthworksbeing done on afourhectaresitefor

aproposed

automotive museum and

associated retailarea.

Extensions arealso being

madeonthe SouthernCross

Road/Kingsford Drive corner.

Mr Smith sayshehopes to

announce moredetails on his

projects soon.

In Rangiora, the new Te

MatauruPrimary School on the

corner of Pentecost andJohns

Roads is duetoopenintwo

weeks.

In Kaiapoi, anew commercial

building on the westcorner of

Williamsand CharlesStreets,

next to Riverside Community

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year. Corcoran French Lawyers

will occupy the firstfloor and

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Work continues on the new

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Rangiora, due to openinMay

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The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

19

Exciting year ahead for Kaiapoi schools

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi’s schools are looking ahead to a

busy year, with more building

development in store.

Kaiapoi Borough School principal

Murray Overton and his Kaiapoi North

School counterpart Jason Miles say they

are excited about overseeing building

projects this year.

Mr Miles says site work will begin next

month to replace the double classroom

block destroyed by arson in November

2018.

‘‘The new classroom block will be

gratefully received and will house our

new­entrant classes.

‘‘It will include teaching spaces and

breakout areas for play­based learning,

art and cooking, kitchen and toilet

facilities and plenty of outdoor deck

space for our children.’’

The school has the use of temporary

classrooms until the project is

completed.

Mr Overton says planning is under way

for anew technology centre to replace

the aged facility which serves around

650 year 7and 8pupils from 10 North

Canterbury schools, with construction

expected to begin mid­year.

He says earthquake repairs and

maintenance to the school pool have

finally been completed, which should

give the younger pupils something to get

excited about.

‘‘It's not quite large enough for the

older students to get into as well, but we

are grateful to have this valuable

resource up and running again.’’

Mr Miles says his school is to receive

$374,220 from the Ministry of

Education’s school investment package.

The money is likely to be spent on

upgrading buildings missed in the

school’s recent property

redevelopment, improving outdoor

surfaces, landscaping and upgrading the

office and administration block.

‘‘The specific projects will be

confirmed by our Board of Trustees in

the next few months. We are very

grateful for this additional funding to

further enhance our school

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Kaiapoi Borough School is set to

receive more than $200,000, with the

Board of Trustees meeting soon to

discuss how to spend the money.

‘‘We have some exciting possibilities

for spending this money and look

forward to getting projects under way,’’

Mr Overton says.

The school year begins next

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Mr Overton says he can’t wait for the

new school year to begin.

‘‘We are excited to get our learning

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‘‘There are also anumber of new

families joining our community and we

look forward to getting to know them

too,’’ he says.

New arrivals ... Pupils at Kaiapoi North

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Playcentre marks 75 years

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Young and old gathered

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birthday of the playcentre

movement in Amberley.

Hurunui Mayor Marie

Black spoke about her

experiences at playcentre

with her own children,

and her time as a

supervisor, before she

joined with little people to

cut the birthday cake.

Treasurer Aleisha Black

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playcentre in the town,

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3February Year 9-10 Orientation (first day for Year 10)

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5February House Sports Day

6February Waitangi Day

More detailed information onour

2020 start dates is available at:

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playcentre session was in

1944. Bet Rutherford and

Una Boyce, concerned

about the welfare of young

families, were central

figures in establishing a

playcentre. In the early

years, Amberley

Playcentre operated from

the Sunday School Parish

Hall on Church Street.

In 1956, it moved into

the courthouse on

Markham Street.

In 1973, planning for a

purpose­built playcentre

in Chamberlain Park

began. The years that

followed saw many

inventive and fun,

fundraising initiatives.

All labour for the new

building was given free of

charge thanks to the

fathers of children

volunteering on Saturday

mornings and local

tradespeople charging

only material costs.

An opening ball was

held to mark the completion

of the building.

The playcentre is still

going strong today as a

free early childhood

education centre for preschoolers

aged up to 6

years. Atrained early

childhood educator is at

every session.

Those interested in

enrolling their youngsters

can visit during the three

weekly sessions —9.15am

to 12.15pm on Tuesdays,

Wednesdays and Fridays.

Anniversary marked ... Chloe Saul, left

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black, George

Hewetson and Charlotte Bradley cut the

cake.

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Pupils get farm grounding

By GINA MCKENZIE

Students at Cust Schoolenjoyedhands­on

learningattheirend­of­year agricultural

day thanks to acommunity sponsorship

initiativebyWaimakariri Irrigation

Limited (WIL).

Teacher Eleanor Smith says being able

to provideprizesand extras suchasaseed

foragiant pumpkinfor each studentto

take home and grow really made the event

standout.

“It was fantastic to haveWIL sponsor the

eventbecause we were able to provide

ribbons for each prize winner,alongwith

giantpumpkinseeds for each childand

everyone went in the drawtowin a

Farmlandsvoucher.

“The kids had an amazingtime and the

sponsorship enabled us to do more than

we could havedone on our own. The event

really brought everyone together.”

Eleanor says the event has evolved over

the years fromaschool petday into amore

agricultural­focused event in which

childrenlearnhow to care for animals and

get to knowmore aboutwheretheir food

comesfrom.

“It’sagreat opportunity for all the

childrentolearn more and for everyone

Pecking order ... Harvey Croft presents his

Blue Orpington chicken at Cust School’s

agricultural day.

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from different backgrounds to get to know

more aboutarurallifestyle —whether

they are from afarm, lifestyle block or

livinginthe town.’’

Accepting enrolments for 2020 from young parents

or expectant parents aged under 21 years

The on-site ELC has spaces available for children

aged 6weeks to 6years

Monday 27 January 2020, 10.00am to2pm

Orientation &enrolment for new students &children inthe

Early Learning Centre. Whānau welcome.

Tuesday 28 January 2020, 10.30 to12noon

YPC enrolment for new &returning students.

For all YPC enquiries please contact

Ruth Robertson P: 327 8386 M:022 074 2326

Robert Coup Road, Kaiapoi 7630

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The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

21

Performers pick up four key scholarships

By DAVID HILL

Four lucky performing arts students

have caught the eye of two local

businesses, acommunity group and a

generousRangiora family.

Scholarships wereawarded at the

Hartley SchoolofPerformingArts’

recent annual prizegiving at the

Rangiora Town Hall.

School director Dale Hartley­Brown

said the evening capped off ayear

‘‘filled withtwo big stageshows, a

multitudeoflocal performances as

well as competitions, examsand two

school holidaycamps’’.

Araft of performers received

certificatesand accolades,but four in

particular came away with more than

just acertificateand applause.

Scholarships wereawarded to Alex

Ellerm, Aiden Forrow, Kayla

Mortimer and NeveAitken.

Alex receivedthe North Canterbury

Musicalsscholarship for aterm’s

worthoftuition fees for an

intermediate performer, while Aiden

receivedthe Bruce Family

Scholarshipfor Personal Growth,

offered for the firsttime this year,

whichalso paysfor aterm’s worth of

fees.

Kaylareceivedthe Brandt­Giesen

McCormickLawyers Senior

Scholarship, worth$1000 towards her

finalyear of study at the school,and

Neve received the Tony Mounce

Mortgages&Insurance Junior

Scholarshipfor aterm’s worth of

tuition.

Dale says sheisalways excitedtobe

able to offerthese awards.

Last year’s senior scholarship

winner, Joshua Lees,spokeabout

what the awardmeanttohim, noting

that these kinds of awards fromlocal

entities ‘‘really give the students a

senseofworthand afeeling thatthey

can achieve anything because

someone believes in them enough to

make thisgesture’’.

2240652

Dale says it has not been difficult to

retaincontinued backingfor these

scholarships.

‘‘BGM Lawyersare in their 10th year

of support. AndrewMcCormick, the

firm’sowner, is alwaysquick to say he

wishestosupportastudent again.’’

Dale’sown ties to NorthCanterbury

Musicals has made it ‘‘a perfect

partner’’ for her school for the last

eight years.

The support of TonyMounce

Mortgages &Insurance’sisanew

TUAHIWI SCHOOL

Year 0-8. Noenrolment zone.

Twolearning pathways -TeReo Māori andEnglish

Exciting, innovative, personalisedlearning programmes

High qualitykaiako, genuine whānau participation.

February 3 rd -Ara Ako Interviews

February 4 th - First day for all ākonga

School Office willbeopen from Monday 27 th to

Wednesday 29 th January from 10am -2pm.

Enrolments by appointment:

Contact Melanie Taite -Pitama (Principal)

03 313 8521 or 021 184 9344

mel@tuahiwi.school.nz

www.tuahiwi.school.nz

addition this year, after it approached

HSPAtooffer support, as did the

Bruce Family, ‘‘who have relished

positive changes in their own children

through performing arts’’.

Dalesays the school is lucky to be

based in acommunity as supportive as

North Canterbury.

Back to School Safety

It’s “back to school” time! Help keep each other

safe byfollowing some simple tips:

• Children and young people

get distracted and may

forget to look for traffic –

be alert

• Stop if aschool patrol sign

is extended –nomatter

which side it’s on

• Children often don’t

accurately judge the speed

and distance of approaching

cars –slow down

Scholarship winners ... Alex Ellerm, left,

Aiden Forrow, Kayla Mortimer and Neve

Aitken were the big winners at the Hartley

School of Performing Arts’ annual

prizegiving.

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AMBERLEY BEACH SURFCASTING COMPETITION

22 The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

Casting wide for the prize catch of the day

Casting out ... Andy

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the annual Amberley

BeachSurfcasting

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Late seasonal conditions are creating a

few headaches for the region’s farmers.

Federated Farmers North Canterbury

president and Oxford dairy farmer

Cameron Henderson says while

January’s dry and mild conditions are

‘‘nothing out of the ordinary’’, this

season’s weather has produced mixed

results.

‘‘There is aconcern that all of our

seasons seem to be later this year. We

had alate winter into August and it feels

abit like spring at the moment.

‘‘October was abit cold and then

December was windy, hot and dry, which

set us back awee bit.

‘‘There was plenty of water in the

river, but we couldn’t use it. It certainly

caught afew people off guard.’’

Mr Henderson says production is

tracking reasonably well compared to

last season, though ‘‘the bumps are

hitting us at different times of the year’’.

‘‘These conditions are pretty good as

long as you’ve got water on hand. Feed

quality seems to be holding up pretty

well.

‘‘The cows are in good condition,

there’s plenty of feed on hand and it’s

not too hot on the cows. Alot of the guys

were feeding out in December for a

week, but now we’re back into surplus.’’

Fonterra’s forecast farmgate milk

price is also looking stable, which is

good news for dairy farmers.

Federated Farmers’ meat and wool

chairman Daniel Maxwell, of Cheviot,

says there is plenty to be positive about

in the meat industry.

‘‘The markets have been really good.

Prices have come back abit now as they

always do, but the mood is still generally

very positive.’’

Prices for prime lambs and store

lambs were positive before Christmas,

Cameron Henderson

but now it is amatter of waiting for ‘‘the

cropping guys to do their harvest’’ before

selling off the remaining store lambs, Mr

Maxwell says.

‘‘At this time of year the market always

goes abit flat.’’

He says having around 26,000 ewes on

sale at tomorrow’s Hawarden Ewe Fair

is apositive for local farmers.

‘‘The works price for ewes before

Christmas was fairly strong, but there

should be good opportunities for

farmers to restock.’’

While prime wool prices have been

positive, farmers are effectively making

aloss to shear strong wool sheep, he

says.

Conditions on farm are also normal for

this time of year, Mr Maxwell says.

‘‘Yes, we are dry at the moment, but

that’s what happens in North

Canterbury at this time of year.

‘‘As long as we get that autumn rain

around the Cheviot show weekend we

will be right.’’

Examination

of succession

North Canterbury farmers wanting

advice on farm succession planning

could benefit from workshops in

Rangiora.

More than half of sheep and beef farms

are expected to change hands over the

next decade, meaning succession can be

apressing issue for some farmers.

ARed Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP)

workshop series, covering farm business

transition and succession, starts on

March 11. It aims to help farmers

navigate the process.

RMPP chairman Malcolm Bailey says

there is an opportunity to help farmers

work through issues and plan for positive

outcomes.

“Many farmers have said they find it

hard to know where to start the

conversation because of the emotional

attachment they have to their farms, and

the tensions of handling significant

assets, often with competing family

interests.

“A key goal for RMPP is to help farmers

through this process by providing

information regarding succession

options and ownership structures, and

sharing examples of successful

outcomes.”

Farmers will be provided with

resources and advice to help them

explore the range of options available to

them as they look at transition and

succession.

Mr Bailey says there is also a

possibility of linking people wanting to

progress in the red­meat sector with

those wanting to exit.

The workshops will run on Wednesday,

March 11, April 8, and May 13, at the

Rangiora Town Hall. They are limited to

eight farm businesses, with up to four

people from any one business able to

attend. To register, go to rmpp.co.nz.

RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

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the iconic two-day birthday event this weekend with

some fanfare.

Originally under the name ofthe BP Alfa Classic,

PDLIndustries took over namingrightsin1995 before

Skope became involved in2003. The enthusiasm from

competitors and the public has never waned, and the

meeting remains the biggest in both entry and crowd

numbersonthe club’s calendar.

Ahandful of cars from the inaugural 1991 event

remain andwhile thevalue of thesecarshas increased,

thecurrent owners stillbelieve that as racing cars,their

rightplace is on thetrack.

Over the years the event has invariably carried a

theme. This year itwill celebrate 50 years of the Open

Saloon CarAssociation (OSCA). StrictlyaSouthIsland

affair these days, OSCA was formed byalocal group

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championship for “all-comers” type cars had become

tooexpensive.

In theearly years, thefront runningcarswerealways

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ForOSCA’s birthday at theSkope it is anticipatedthat

some 30 cars will line up.Someofthesehavenot raced

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Also in the field will bea1977 5-litre Alfa Romeo

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Acrowd-pleaser for many years has been the Formula

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cars, the meeting isalso designed tocater for families.

Pit entry comes atnoextra charge and spectators are

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NEWS

28 The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

Group aims to grow

Kaiapoi'sbrand

Love the Lyell ... Volunteers joined aclean up of Kaikoura’s Lyell Creek last August.

Creek fans urged to step up

By DAVID HILL

New members areneeded for

Kaikoura’s Lovethe Lyell

WorkingGroup.

Applications areinvitedfrom

anyonewho hasaconnectionto

the creek, whetherthey liveon

the Kaikoura Flats, nearby

streets, homesorbusinesses.

The group is tasked with

helping to planstrategiesto

leadthe restoration of the

creek,improvewaterquality

and to bringback the

community’s connectiontothe

waterway.

‘‘That’s why your help is

neededtoprotect andenhance

the space thatwas oncea

central partofKaikoura’s

identity,’’ an Environment

Canterbury (ECan)spokespersonsays.

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Meetingsare kept to a

minimum.People and

organisations from allwalks of

lifeare neededfor thegroup.

Learn morebychatting to a

Kaikoura Zone Committee

memberorgetting in touch with

the local ECanofficebycalling

(03)319 5781orvisiting level 2of

the Kaikoura CivicCentre

building at 96 WestEnd,

Kaikoura.

By DAVID HILL

The Kaiapoi Promotions

Association expects 2020tobe

abusy year for the town.

Business manager Martyn

Cook says developing a

Kaiapoi brand concept and

organising amonth­long

festival in September are

priorities for this year.

He said abreakfast

workshopheld late last year

revealed that businessessaw

developing walking and cycle

routes and establishingan

iconic eventasessential to

developing aKaiapoibrand.

The obvious contendersfor

an iconic eventincludethe

Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival in

December and the river

carnival, on March1.

‘‘Therivercarnival makes

sensegiven the town’s

connection to the river,but it

runs on ashoestring budget,

so it’sfor the towntodecide

what theywant it to be.’’

The association will hold

another workshop for local

businessesinMarch,whereit

is hopedsome workinggroups

will be established to further

develop aKaiapoi brand

concept.

‘‘It’s time to do somereal

work.Wehave done enough

talking,’’hesays.‘‘It takes

threetofive years to developa

brandand we are in year

threethis year, so it’s time to

consolidateand see the return

on the effort we have put in

and drive it further.’’

He would like to see some

co­ordination around shop

opening hours, especially

given thegrowing number of

weekend visitors,which is

likelytoincrease when cycleway

connections to Christchurchopen

laterthis year.

‘‘If we want to be boutiquey,

peoplewant to do boutique

shopping at the weekend. The

case in point beingOxford.’’

He saysthe association’s

reach extends to Woodend,

Pegasus, Waikuku, The Pines

and Kairaki. It is keen to

encouragebusinessesinthose

areas to get involved and be

part of developing the brand.

It is alsolooking to organise

September events with

various partners,including

ethnicgroups, to reflect the

town’sgrowing cultural

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2010 earthquake series.

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‘‘Our demographicshave

changed rapidly in termsof

ethnicity, so the eventswill

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He saysthe associationhas

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The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

33

On the job training ... Utilities officer apprentice Riki Pugh fixes an underground water leak.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Vacancy draws 76 applicants

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Youngpeople are lining up for an

apprenticeshipbeing offered by

the HurunuiDistrictCouncil in its

building department.

Atotal of 76 applications were

received from budding

apprentices whenapplications

closed last Friday.

The successful cadetwill finish

with aNational Diploma in

BuildingSurveying, after afouryear

internshipwhichincludes

sitting unit standards and on­thejob

work experience.

The council’steam leaderin

BuildingControls, Kerry Walsh,

says the cadetship will givealegup

to someonestarting acareer

journey and also support the

industry.

“Buildingofficersare in very

shortsupply New Zealand­wide.

It’s really important that we look at

the bigger picture and do ourpart

to put morequalifiedindividuals

out intothe local industry.

“It’s agreatcareer, and the cadet

role offers jobcompetency as well

as the official qualification.’’

Mr Walsh saysinthe past the

council had taken peopleonfrom

otherrelatedprofessionsand

trained them. ‘‘Now we are

offering aqualification from the

very beginning as well.”

This willbringtothree the

number of apprenticeships being

offered by the council. Two threeyear

apprenticeships have been

running in the Three WatersTeam

—the council’s water department

—since 2018.

Riki Pugh, from Cheviot, and

Ethan Dellaway, from Waipara,

will gain an industry­recognised

NZQA Level3Utilities Freshwater

and Wastewater Qualification.

Ethan says he has enjoyed

working in remotelocations

aroundthe district, meetingso

many local people and to have the

opportunity to workinthe

Hurunui district to gain a

qualification.

“The first year and ahalf is about

learning how the waterschemes

work and getting to know the

district.

‘‘The bookwork side of things

came nextand helpsunderstand

the theory as well. WhenIfirstsaw

the job Ithought it was agreat

opportunity to be close to home

and learn ausefultrade.”

Riki said he felt it was important

to learn by workingonthe job,

instead of sitting in aclassroom

fulltime.

“I’ve really valued making a

livingwhilelearning. It just seems

like abig bonus to avoid astudent

loan and have foundanemployer

that willsupport my study.”

Book fair

Abook fairwill be held at St

Bartholomew’s ChurchHall, 23

Cass Street,Kaiapoi, on Friday,

January 31, and Saturday,

February 1, from 9am to 2pm, to

raisefunds to help with

maintenance of the church and

hall.Books will be $2 each or

six for$10. Teaand coffee will

be available.Donations of good

quality books,CDs, DVDs and

jigsaws are mostwelcome —no

tapesplease. Donatedgoods

can be left at the church hall.

Contact Norman Clarkon327

5552 or Ray Maw on 327 6404.

Growing seasonal veges

Sarahand William Hughes­

Gameshave avege garden

producingyear­round produce,

something they havebeen

doinglocallyfor 20 years.They

feed their familyand sellsprayfree

vegetables and seedlings

from theirWaiparaGardens

shop.Visittheirgarden to learn

aboutplanting crops for

seasonalproduce, and share

your own ideas and tips on

Tuesday, February 4, from

10.30am to 12pm, Waipara.

Cost:1.5 TimeBank Hurunui

credits or $12. Registrations:

Ph (03) 314 3406 or email

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Beekeepingbasics

Lindsay Moirhas spent his life

with bees and is abeehive

inspector who runs courses

nationally.Hewill talk at the

Hurunui Library, Amberley, on

Monday, February 10, from

7.30pm to 9pm. He will show a

videoand discuss whatis

involved in setting up and

registering hives. He will

outline the ongoing cost and

time demands, keepingbees

healthy, and makingagarden

bee­friendly.Cost: 1.5

TimeBank Hurunui credits or

$12 suggested. Registrations:

Ph (03) 314 3406 or email

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com

CAB North Canterbury

Citizens Advice Bureau North

Canterbury, whichprovides a

confidential, objectiveand free

service, is looking forward to

helping morepeople thisyear.

Trainedvolunteershave access

to ahuge varietyofresources

and can provideinformationon

awide varietyofsubjects. The

CAB investigatesissues and

problems and provides clients

with options to go forward. No

questionorenquiry is

considered too small.Call in at

the Trevor Inch Memorial

Library, 141 PercivalStreet,

Rangiora, on MondaytoFriday

from 9am to 4.30pm, or

Saturday 10am to 1pm,or

phone(03) 313 8822,free phone

0800 367 222 or email

northcanterbury@cab.org.nz.

Seed­saving

Harvesting bounty from our

gardens can be taken astep

further by saving seeds to

replant every season. Cofounder

of the local Seed

SentinelsGroup,Richard

Watson will show how to

harvest,processand store

seedsand discuss breeding

strategies at Medburyon

Saturday, February 15, from

2pm to 4.30pm.Cost:2.5

TimeBank Hurunui credits or

$15. Registrations: Email

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com or call (03) 314

3406.

Sewer works to affect roundabout

By DAVID HILL

Largesewerworks are

continuing to cater forgrowthin

Rangiora.

The King Street/Johns Road

roundabout will be out of action

over coming months as work to

installlarge sewerpipesthrough

the intersection begins.

This latest workisthe fourth

stageofthe nine­stage Rangiora

central sewer projecttoreplace

old and deteriorating pipesand

to cater for future growth in the

town.

During this stage, the sewer

will be laid across Johns Road

and the roundabout, whileageing

waterand stormwater pipes

within the intersection will be

replaced.

Before contractors install the

LOST AND FOUND

The following property has been

reported as lost to the North

Canterbury police:

Abrown wallet (Rangiora), a

black leather wallet (Woodend),

agrey and black Apple watch

(between Bishopdale and

Pegasus), agold banddiamond

ring (Rangiora), agold wedding

band with diamonds and an

new pipes, the roundaboutand

traffic islandsare being removed.

The work was due to begin

yesterday.

Once thesehave been

removed, new sewer pipeswill be

installed on the eastern side of

the intersection, followed by the

western side.

Work at the intersectionis

expectedtobecompletedinmid­

May and will include various

effects on traffic as contractors

work to get the pipes in the

ground.

Waimakariri District Council

threewatersmanager Kalley

Simpson says this is asignificant

upgrade to central Rangiora’s

sewers.

“Currently it is undercapacity,

and overflowscan occur during

heavyrainfall, he says.’’

engagement ring with alarge

diamond in the middle and two

diamonds on either side

(Hanmer Springs), ablack wallet

(Kaiapoi), asilver wedding band

with three diamonds, ablack

iPhone (both Hanmer Springs), a

black keyless car key with an

attachedbutton (Kaiapoi).

The following has been found:

‘‘We apologise for the traffic

disruptionduring the works.

However we’re confident the end

result will provide foramore

reliable,future­proofed sewer

network.”

Mr Simpson says how quickly

the work is completed is subject

to weather,groundconditions,

and the locationand condition of

underground services.

“If there are any changes to

thesedates,the council will

ensure the publiciskept well

informed.”

Once work is completed at the

roundabout,the installation of

pipeswill continueover the

coming years northalongKing

Street to High Street.

The final stage of work will be

alongHigh Street,west from the

King Street intersection.

Keys —car/house/dog clip and

broken greenstonekey chain

(Rangiora), aPine Tree chest

protector (Kaiapoi), aTrailpro

trailer (Woodend), an iPhone

(Amberley), aCDfolder with

photo discs (Rangiora), ablack

jacket “Gear for Life”(Kaiapoi),

and two pairs of reading glasses

left at abus stop in Rangiora.

Barker's of Geraldine: 50 years preserved,

by Michael Barker

At atime when consumers are looking for

more and more connection with the foods

they eat, MichaelBarker proudly shares

the Barker’s of Geraldine journey —the

people, the innovations and the

philosophies that still guide them.This is a

storyofentrepreneurial spirit,creativity,

fun, dedication to community and findinga

way to bringitall together to build astrong,

profitable values­basedcompany.The

journey wasn’talways straightforward but the founders never

gave up and alwaysempowered those aroundthem to help. It is

a50­year story of relentlessinnovation, humble tenacity and risktaking

to create alastingfuture on the family farm for the brand

that means so much to theentireBarker’s

team.

The Big Loop:BikingCoastalNew

Zealand, by Duncan Wilson

In August 2015,Dunc Wilson became the

first person to circumnavigate New

Zealand on abike. This 10,940km journey

followed one rule—cycle the closest

available route to the coastline. The Big

Loop candidly details Wilson's 240­day

cycling adventure, through native bush,

raggedcoastlines, farm stations and more

—demonstrating how acquaintingoneself

with our country is bestachieved under

100kmh.

The Brilliance of Birds:ANew Zealand Birdventure,bySyke

Wishart

Who knew that the morepork,our forest

owl, can turn its head270 degrees? Or

that the easternbar­tailedgodwit

triples its bodyweight before undertaking

an epic migration of 11,000km?

Or thatthe tui has two voice boxes,

enablingitto duet with itself? Zany, offkilter,

wondrousand wild, The

Brilliance of Birds gives abehind­thescenes

glimpseinto the lives of New

Zealand’sfeathered friends.


CLASSIFIEDS

34 The North Canterbury News, January 23, 2020

Proposed Temporary Road Closure

Kaiwara Road

Sunday 23 February 2020,

8am to 5pm

The Hurunui District Council has received an application

from Autosport Car Club Inc,torun the Kaiwara Road

Rally Sprint 2020.

Anyobjections to the proposed closure will need to be

lodged with councilby:

12 noon, Thursday 30 January 2020

email:

post:

info@hurunui.govt.nz

Hurunui District Council,

PO Box 13

Amberley 7441

Public Notices

Stopping of aPortion of Good Street, Rangiora

In exercise of the powercontained in Section319(1)(h) and Section 342(1)(a) of

the LocalGovernment Act 1974 and in accordance with the Tenth Schedule of the

Act, public notice is hereby given that the Waimakariri District Council proposes to

stop aportion of Good Street located between High Street and the Service Lane,

Section 1onSO539499.

Explanation

Section 1onSO539499 is used predominantly by members of the public for

pedestrian access and over time, the community has come to perceive this

portion of Good Street as being pedestrian centric. The Council has also received

feedback inrecent years from ratepayers expressing concerns that periodic use

of Section 1onSO539499 by vehicles represents ahazard to pedestrians.

Purpose

The Council proposes to retain ownership of Section 1onSO539499 as Local

Purpose Reserve. This portion of Good Street was ‘closed in’ anumber of

years ago with pedestrian focused features including the addition of park bench

seats and pavement tiles (instead of aformed road surface). Council intends

to undertake additional aesthetic enhancements in future consistent with its

pedestrian use if the road stopping processiscompleted.

Any future buildings or activities on the land once stopped will continue to be

governed by the Waimakariri District Plan.

Youcan get acopy of the report orinformation about this proposal (Stopping of

aPortion of Good Street), and the survey office plan (Title Plan –SO539499)

defining the legal road to be stopped from:

•Council Reception (during business hours, 9am-5pm):

-RangioraService Centre: 215 High Street

-Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre: 176 Williams Street

-Oxford Service Centre: 34 Main Street

•Online: waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

•Email: records@wmk.govt.nz

Objections to this proposal must be lodged in writing with:

Vanessa Thompson -Business and Centres Advisor

Waimakariri District Council

Private Bag 1005

Rangiora 7440

Or email records@wmk.govt.nz

All objections must be received by 5pm, Tuesday 18 February 2020.

Jim Palmer

Chief Executive Officer

2229692

This closure is proposed under paragraph 11(e) ofthe

Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974. The

proposed closure will apply to all vehicular traffic with the

exceptionofemergency services vehicles.

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Public Notices

February 2020 meeting dates

11 February Hurunui Tourism Board 1.00pm

(Venue:Council Chambers, Amberley)

12 February Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa

Management Committee 9.00am

(Venue: Board Room, Hanmer Springs

Thermal Pools)

12 February South Ward Committee 7.00pm

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

13 February Council meeting 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

17 February Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee 3.00pm

(Venue: Waiau Hall)

18 February Glenmark Community Committee 7.30pm

(Venue: Scargill Pavilion)

19 February Amuri Community Committee 7.30pm

(Venue: Culverden Council Chambers)

20 February Audit and Risk Committee 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

24 February Hanmer Springs Community Board

` 1.00pm (Venue: The Gallery,

Hanmer Springs Library)

25 February Cheviot Community Committee 6.00pm

(Venue: Cheviot Library/Service Centre)

26 February Road Safety Co-ordinating Committee

10.00am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

26 February Hurunui Community Committee 7.30pm

(Venue: Waikari Hall)

27 February Council meeting 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

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CAR GROOMER

YARD HAND

Full time position

Required for busy

dealership. Must be

reliable, hard working

and conscientious.

Afull clean drivers

licence and agood sport

mentality is essential.

To apply send your CV to

craig@stadiumcars.co.nz

609 Lineside Rd, Rangiora

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

To Let

AMBERLEY 2bed, very

sunny all day. Garage ­auto

door, easy maintained,

close to shops, heat pump.

No animals and no smoking.

Ring 027 957 8030.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Livestock

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe lambs. Suitable for

lifestyle blocks. Telephone

021 626 449 or 03 385

4966.

Gardening

TIDY TREES AND gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com

Wanted To Buy

DOWNSIZING? Garage

sale? Cash for estate China.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963.

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

For Sale

BROIL KING BBQ Monarch

3burner hooded with

Rotisserie, good condition,

$450 ono. Please phone

021 0267 6865.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

PAINTER, qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt

Corban 027 846 5035.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

AFFORDABLE house

painting, exterior /interior.

Free quotes. Phone Mike

027 444 8577.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

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glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

Trade&Services

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding,branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

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Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

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health check. Trailer, generator

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Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

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horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

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Steve is available to help with

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Ph office03312 4747

2091848

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Plastering &Painting

Services

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2217414

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2225862


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Appliance Repairs

Builder

Chiropractic Services

Butchery

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

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Haier, Samsung and more....

“For best resultsbesuretouseauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

1913020

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor

Injury, accidents and maintenance

ACC Registered and Accredited

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

03 0278 686 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2103107

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

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Concrete

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

•Driveways, patios &paths •Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations, sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes •Precast concrete

•Placing&Finishing

Daryl Power 027 230 9401

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz

2047213

Drainlayer

♦ New Residential Drains, Commercial &Alterations

♦ Supply and Install of Septic Tanks &Effluent Systems

♦ Stormwater Retention Ponds &Tanks

♦ AllTypes of Field Drainage &Trenching

FREE

QUOTES

Jesse McAnulty 027 259 8560

Email: jm-drainage@outlook.com

2158403

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Electrician

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

M: 0275 543 958 E: aaron@ahel.co.nz

2020478

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Engineering

Stainless steel and aluminium specialist

• Steel work • Handrails • Balustrades

Richard 021 321 215 | www.specfab.co.nz

RangioraArea | richard@specfab.co.nz

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

2136148

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and Services

Phone

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on

03 313 2840

● Filtration –whole house, kitchen tap

● Domestic maintenance

● Gas fitting –servicing, new,

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● Gas hot water installs

● Gas cookers and Gas fires

● Kitchen /Bathroom renovations

● Backflow testing and installs

2063426

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4 2 6 574

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•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

Pool Accessories

FREE POOL TESTING

Instore only

•All your swimming

&spa pool

chemicals

•Water filtration

supplies

•IrrigationSupplies

308 FLAXTON ROAD •RANGIORA

PHONE 03 313 0408 •www.tiw.co.nz

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027

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1902273

2224341

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SHINGLE SUPPLIES

CAP 65

CAP 40

CAP 20

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DRAINAGE CHIP

from $23 per cube

from $25 per cube

from $30 per cube

58,000 people live within our

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North Canterbury News will be read

by 46,000 of them every week!

from $40 per cube

all +gst

Plus all excavation and truck hire

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

Phone

03 314 8335

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Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

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2013Toyota Aqua

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WAS$15,995

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2017 Corolla GLX

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•Coming Soon

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2018 Toyota Yaris GX

•1.3LPetrolAuto, 5-star Safety

•ReverseCamera

•24,700km

$

18,995

2010 Toyota Ractis

•1.5LPetrolAuto

•5-Door

•Air Conditioning

$

10,995

2007 CorollaAuris

•1.8LPetrolAuto

•Alloys,ClimateAir

•Only 42,000km

$

10,995

2006 Toyota MarkX

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Alloys

•Keyless, Black interior

•Coming soon

$

11,995

2017 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8LPetrolAuto

•ReverseCamera ONLY

•Bluetooth

,

$

17,995

2010 Toyota Prius S

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto

•Keyless, Climate Control

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•Only 78,100km

WAS$17,995

$

14,995

2013Toyota Prius S

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto

•Keyless

•5-doorHatch

$

17,995

2017 HighlanderGXL

•3.5LPetrolAuto, 7Seater

•Satnav,Leather

•Only 28,200kms

$

47,995

2018 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8LPetrolAuto

•ReverseCam,Radar Cruise

•Bluetooth

$

19,995

2019 Ex-Demo CamryZR

•2.5LPetrol-Hybrid

•Sunroof,Leather,

•5Star ANCAP,Only 900kms

$

46,995

2008 Toyota Vitz

•1.3LPetrolAuto

•Keyless, 5-Door

•Only41,850kms

$

9,995

2013Toyota Aqua Hybrid

•1.5LPetrolAuto, 5-door

•Self-Charging

•ClimateAir

2016 CorollaGLX

•1.8LPetrolAuto, 5-door

•Wildfire Red,Alloys

•ReverseCamera

$

14,995 $

18,995

2015Rav4 Limited

•2.5LPetrolAutoAWD

•Leather,Sunroof

•Alloys,ReverseCamera

$

23,995

2009 LandCruiser PradoVX

•3.0L turbo diesel,Auto

•Alloys,ClimateControl

•8-Seater

$

23,995

2018 HiluxSingle Cab4x4

•2.8L TurboDiesel Auto

•GalvanisedDeck, Towbar

•ReverseCamera, 20,600km

2018 Toyota Yaris GX

•1.3LPetrolAuto, ReverseCam

•Bluetooth, 5-dr,Latest Shape

•Only24,650km

$

39,995 $

17,995

2019 Ex-demo Corolla SX

•2.0L Petrolauto, 5-star Safety

•Sat-nav,Bluetooth

• Keyless

,

$

30,995

2018 HiluxSR5 4X4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•HardLid,Satnav NOW

•Bluetooth, only 15,834kms

WAS$49,995

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Leather

•Satnav,Sunroof,18” Alloys

•Only30,300kms

NOW

$

46,995

2016 Rav4 Limited

WAS$34,995

Ex-Demo2019FortunerLimited

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

$ •Cruiser Alloys, Towbar

31,995 $

56,995

•7-seater, 850kms

2018 Highlander Limited

•3.5LPetrol8-speedAuto

•Leather,RearEntertainment

•Sunroof

$

57,995

2016 HiluxLimited

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•AlloyWheels, Satnav

•Leather,ReverseCamera

$

41,995

2010 HiluxSR5 4x4

•3.0L TurboDiesel Auto

•Bluetooth, USBConnect

•Tonneau &Towbar

$

22,995

2019 Ex-Demo LandCruiser VX 200

•4.5LTwin TurboV8Diesel

•Sat-nav,Leather $

•8-setaer, only 600km

110,995

2016 HiluxSR5 4X4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Satnav,Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera

$

34,995

2019 HiluxSR5 Pre-Runner

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Towbar, Nudge Bar

•Only400km

2018 HiluxCruiser ChromeEdition

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

WAS$53,995

•Leather,RollerHardLid NOW

•Sports Bar, Towbar

$

42,995 $

51,995

2016 HiluxSR5 Pre-Runner

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•RWD,Satnav, Rev. Camera

•only 60,900km

$

34,995

2018 LandCruiserPrado VX

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Facelift Model

•Only13,600km

20122 Toyota Hiace ZL

•3.0L TurboDiesel,Auto

•3-Seater, 5-Door

•NZnew,Bluetooth

Percival Street,Rangiora • Ph (03) 313-8186any time • www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz

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69,995

$

23,995

2019LandCruiser200VXLimited 2019 Ex-Demo ZXHiace

•4.5 Twin TurboDiesel, KDSS

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Full TSS

•Rear Entertainment $ •Sat-nav,Bluetooth

121,995

•Sunroof,only5,650kms

•5-door,Only150km

$

50,995

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Summerset at Wigram serviced apartment resident, Alma with daughter Maree

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“Since Mum’s been here,

she’sjustblossomed”

From growingupinabig family in Christchurch to beinghappily married for63years,Alma’shad

plentyofcompany throughout her whole life.

So,when theoptiontomovetoaSummerset servicedapartmentcameup, Alma anddaughter

Mareewerenaturallyalittlenervous it mightbeabit on thequiet side forher.But,since themove,

they’vediscoveredit’sbeenanythingbut quiet.

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shesettled,and Ithink that wasdowntothe staff,” recallsdaughterMaree.

Alma with Mareeasatoddler

Whilethe move wasabig decision,the wholefamily feel that Alma has“blossomed” sinceand

hasbecomemoreherself again.

“She’sinvolvedherself in things that shehadn’tdone foryears,Choir.Exercising.

She’sjusttaken it with both hands, made friendsand it’s allbeenjustamazing.”

Mareeand Alma both admitthatthe stigma of retirementlivingput them off forlonger than it

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andhow well-run [the placewas]and what care washerefor her.Ithinkitwas an eye-opener,really.”

HavingAlmalivingathomewithher wouldhavebeenadream forMaree,but withthe realityof

workingall day, sheworried her mumwould be very bored. ButAlmahasn’thad time forboredom

at allsince movingtoSummerset.“There’ssomuch to keep youoccupied.Music.Happy Hour,little

outings. It’s alovelyplace to be.”

Alma also fillsher time withacheekybit of cleaning,eventhoughshe doesn’tneed to liftafinger.

“I don’t thinkshe leaves alot forthe staff to clean, butthat’smum,” laughs Maree.

“It’sarelieffor us to know that she’staken care of.Dad wouldbesopleased to seeshe’s in a

placelikethis. It’s just beenagodsend.”

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gardens

Hair andbeauty

Residents’ bar

All-weatherbowlinggreen

Residents’workshop

Swimming pool

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