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Intersection mayhem Excessive

• By Devon Bolger

MOTORISTS keep failing to stop at

intersections – and it is costing them

plenty.

Over the past month, about 150

drivers have been fined, police say.

The campaign to make the district’s

intersections safer comes as

emergency services dealt with two

more bad crashes last week.

A driver failed to stop at the intersection

of Telegraph and Bealey Rds

near Charing Cross on Friday.

Sergeant Phil Bayne said a vehicle

turned right out of Telegraph Rd,

which had a stop sign, directly into

the path of an SUV that was travelling

west on Bealey Rd at about

100km/h.

The front seat passenger of the

turning vehicle suffered a suspected

broken leg.

The driver, the sole occupant of

the SUV, was uninjured.

On Thursday, two motorists had

a lucky escape in Rolleston after

a vehicle failed to stop at Walkers

and Two Chain Rds and collided

with a rubbish truck, causing it to

overturn.

One person was treated for moderate

and another for minor injuries.

Said Sergeant Bayne: “All of the

occupants were incredibly lucky to

walk away from the high impact

crash relatively unscathed.

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IMPACT: the damage caused by a driver failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of

Telegraph and Bealey Rds near Charing Cross. ​

speed a

problem

• By Devon Bolger

DARFIELD resident Grant

Prescott says drivers being

caught at 140km/h along

Wards Rd is proof the speed

limit needs to drop.

Police

have ticketed

about

40 drivers

speeding on

the road over

the last few

months.

Wards

Rd, which is

Grant Prescott

partly shingled, is one of the

main links between Darfield

and Rolleston.

Sergeant Alex Pickover said

they are catching motorists

travelling at speeds ranging

from 118km/h to 140km/h.

“It’s becoming a problem out

here at the moment. We are

seeing excessive speeds. Every

time we go down there we are

getting people speeding,” he

said.

Mr Prescott said he, along

with 14 other Wards Rd

residents, have advocated to

the district council to have the

speed limit lowered.

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Long battle over to

make West Melton intersection safe

• By Devon Bolger

A 10-YEAR battle for residents

wanting safety upgrades at a

West Melton intersection has

come to a positive end.

The New Zealand Transport

Agency confirmed on Wednesday

it will install traffic lights at

the intersection of State Highway

73 and Weedons Ross Rd.

The work is

a part of the

Government’s

$12.b investment

in infrastructure

over the next

Tim Schurr

four years but the

$159 million set

aside for Canterbury has been

labelled as a ‘slap in the face by

Christchurch city councillors.’

The North Island received the

majority of the funding, with

$3.48 billion spent in Auckland,

$991 million in Waikato and the

Bay of Plenty, $692 million in

Northland and $1.35 billion on

Wellington.

West Melton Residents Association

chairman Tim Schur

said: “It’s just wonderful news

for our town. It’s really neat.”

The association gathered more

than 2300 signatures for a petition

asking for safety upgrades

CELEBRATIONS: The intersection at Weedons Ross Rd and

SH73 at West Melton will be getting traffic lights due to a

Government funding boost for roading.

at the intersection.

It was presented to Parliament

by MP Amy Adams in December.

The ultimate goal was to get

extra funds directed to the intersection,

to upgrade it to a full

traffic light-controlled type, Mr

Schurr said.

Construction is expected to

start in 2021 and be completed

by 2022-23.

The residents’ association has

been campaigning for more

than 10 years for something to

be done about the intersection.

NZTA figures show there have

been 11 crashes at the intersection

since 2006. One was serious

and 10 were minor or didn’t

cause injury.

It was revealed in October

2018 that safety improvements at

the intersection weren’t included

in the NZTA’s National Land

Transport Programme for 2018-

21.

The improvements had been

recommended for inclusion in

both the 2018/21 Regional and

Land Transport programmes.

NZTA director regional

7 MARCH

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relationships Jim Harland said

at the time: “While the safety

upgrade project is not currently

indicated for funding, if funding

becomes available in the future

or its relative priority increases,

it could be reconsidered.”

The NZTA also announced a

number of other projects for the

district.

It will invest more than $60

million in road and intersection

upgrades over the next five years.

The funding package includes

upgrades to State Highway 1 to

continue the extension of the

Southern Motorway, currently

under construction, through

Rolleston.

It also provides upgrades

to four intersections along

SH1 between Burnham and

Rolleston.

This will include a new twolane

overbridge that will connect

Rolleston Drive to Hoskyns Rd

across SH1.

Mayor Sam Broughton said

the district council is delighted

with the announcement, backing

projects it has worked productively

with NZTA on.

He said the projects will

bring a significant boost to the

district.

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A vegetation fire in Prebbleton

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on Monday morning. Fire crews

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attended the blaze for about two

hours after it was reported at

about 5am on Blakes Rd. Fire and

Emergency shift manager Lyn

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the fire as suspicious.

CHLORINATION CONTINUES

The temporary low-dose chlorination

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district council spokesman said

it is now expected to continue

until mid-February. The dose was

added to the supply on January

15 and was supposed to last for a

week. The first round of low-dose

chlorine treatment was added to

the Dunsandel water supply from

January 7-10. The treatment is

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Residents weighing up legal options

• By Devon Bolger

PREBBLETON residents are

weighing up how money could

be best-spent in a fight to stop a

waste plant expansion nearby.

Waste Management Ltd has

applied to operate a treatment

and stabilisation facility at 305

Marshs Rd.

The proposal includes an openair

tyre-shredding machine and

facilities to process solvents,

heavy metals, petrochemicals

and septic waste.

The group of residents called

‘We Say No’ are trying to stop

the facility going in and hosted a

meeting that drew in 500 people

last week.

Resident

Ayleath Foote,

a partner at

law firm Duncan

Cotterill,

spoke at the

meeting and

advised the

group of their

legal options.

Ayleath Foote

She said they could go to the

High Court for a judicial review

of Environment Canterbury’s

decision to only consult people

within 500m of the facility.

Ms Foote told Selwyn Times

she has lived in Prebbleton for

13 years and is offering her time

and guidance as a concerned

resident.

“This has come as a great

shock, particularly for the

notified residents. Some of them

didn’t receive the application

until they came back from

holiday and have really struggled

to get assistance over that period

and suddenly find themselves

confronted with what is quite a

challenging application.

“They really just need some

help and guidance on where

to from here I mean this is not

something people encounter

every day,” she said.

“A judicial review would mean

the high court would look at the

process ECan followed in reaching

that decision rather than

remaking the decision itself.”

There is a cost associated with

doing this, Ms Foote said.

“One of the big deterrents to

these applications is that if you’re

unsuccessful, inevitably the

successful party will seek costs

against you.

“There is no appeal process

provided, so that really is the

only option to change the notification

decision,” she said.

Resident Hamish Prebble said

it was great to have Ms Foote on

board.

“She’s giving us her time and

expertise and we really appreciate

that. It’s great because we do

need it.”

Mr Prebble said their next

steps are setting up a website and

then thinking about funding.

“I don’t know if we will go

down the crowdfunding route, it

hasn’t been discussed that much.

“It will be a costly fight. People

are already coming forward

offering money it’s hopefully

not going to be hard to get some

funds,” he said.

After the meeting, there have

been a lot of people offering

financial support for the cause,

Mr Prebble said.

Judy Sachdeva, a resident

within the 500m zone, said they

have been heartened by people

coming forward to offer their

expertise and skills.

“We are grateful for the support

our community has offered.

From people like Alyeath Foote

who have specialised skills

and experience that is very

relevant to what is happening in

our community.”

The group would like to

thank ECan, Christchurch City

Council and district council

representatives for attending the

meeting on Wednesday night,

she said.

“At least now the process is

now out in public view. Those of

us who were notified may have to

be the voice for all of us.

The meeting on Wednesday

night was broken down into

an overview of the resource

consent application, an outline of

residents concerns and the legal

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options going forward.

ECan chief executive Bill

Bayfield was in attendance along

with ECan councillor John

Sunckell.

Mr Bayfield said it was really

not possible for them to go back

on the decision for limited notification.

“It is possible that somebody

might judicially review that decision

of ours and I suggest you

seek advice if that is a course of

action you would like to follow.”

Mr Bayfield said he will now

ensure the process is slow, sure

and absolutely clear giving submitters

time to be supported.

Mayor Sam Broughton was

also in attendance with Springs

Ward councillors Deputy Mayor

Malcolm Lyall, Debra Hasson

and Grant Miller.

He said they support and

hear the residents concerns and

apologised for missing the email

notifying them of Waste Management

Ltd’s application.

“The district council did miss

a generic email last year that was

telling us about this proposal.

It came in the form that many

notifications come to us which

covers a whole range of things.

“We should have picked this

up and we didn’t so I apologise,”

he said.

Mr Broughton said they have

been given advice that it would

not have changed the limited

notification decision.

Christchurch City Council

Hornby Ward councillor Jimmy

Chen also addressed the crowd.

He said: “We would like to sincerely

listen to you and to bring

your concerns to the council.”

Waste Management Ltd was

granted resource consent for

the proposed treatment and

stabilisation plant at the site by

the Christchurch City Council in

December 2018.

ECan also granted three

consents for its construction

and discharge of stormwater in

March 2019.

The consent application currently

with ECan is only for

activities resulting in discharge

to air.

ECan ran a limited notified

consent process, which meant

only people within 500m of the

proposed facility had a chance to

have their say.

An online petition to stop the

plant’s expansion had received

more than 5100 signatures on

Monday.

The district council is offering

a ‘Friend of Submitters’ service

which will assist potential

submitters and members of the

public in navigating the ECan

submission process, and advise

on the future hearings process.

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Drivers failing to stop

• From page 1

“A large proportion of

the crashes we attend are

at controlled intersections

and are completely

avoidable.”

Police launched their

campaign focusing on motorists

failing to stop at stop

signs in January.

Latest figures show there

were 45 crashes resulting

in injury at intersections in

the district last year.

• From page 1

“We asked them years

ago and asked again when

we presented at a council

meeting last September but

nothing ever happened.”

District council

transportation asset

delivery manager Mark

Chamberlain said they

do not have any plans for

speed limit changes on the

shingle section of Wards

Rd.

“Speed limit changes for

any road are made together

with the roads around it

and taking into account

the regional traffic management

strategy and the national

traffic management

strategy.

“There will be a discussion

with council around

speed limits generally

across the district later this

year which will inevitably

include the speed limit on

all of the shingle roads,” he

Two of the crashes were

fatal, and 11 caused serious

injury.

Sergeant Bayne said the

behaviour is a big problem

in the district.

“There is still a high

volume of motorists in

Selwyn that are not coming

to a complete stop at stop

signs. Road users should

always look left and right,

twice, when stopped at the

intersection.

said.

Sergeant Pickover said

the person caught going

40km/h over the speed limit

automatically lost their

licence for 28 days, and will

pay a $400 fine and receive

50 demerit points.

If the motorist was going

just 10km/h quicker

to 50km/h over the speed

limit they could be summoned

to court for careless,

dangerous or reckless

driving.

“The risk of injury and

harm is quite significant at

that speed. We just want to

get the message out there

that people need to drive

slower on that road.

“It has a lot of crossroads

and if people are caught

speeding down there they

will be issued with an

infringement notice,” Sergeant

Pickover said.

Selwyn Times has been

following the battle of 14

DANGER: A

truck driver had

a lucky escape

after a driver

failing to stop

at a stop sign at

the intersection

of Walkers and

Two Chain Rds

crashed into the

vehicle causing it

to tip over.

“Taking an extra two

seconds at a stop sign to

ensure the road is clear

will not only save lives,

but it will also save you an

instant fine,” he said.

The penalty is a $150 fine

and 20 demerit points.

The campaign will

continue until the end

of summer and has led

to increased monitoring

and police presence at

intersections.

Wards Rd speeding

Wards Rd residents who

have been lobbying for the

road to be sealed between

Charing Cross and Greendale

Rd.

Sergeant Pickover said he

has known the road to have

potholes before which adds

to the danger.

“If they are there and you

aren’t expecting it while

driving, you could lose

control of the vehicle,” he

said.

Mr Prescott, who has

been leading the fight to

have the road sealed, said

there are still potholes on

the road.

“I have seen people

speeding down there myself.

I am glad somebody is

doing something about it.

“The potholes are still

there, it’s horrific. A nonexperienced

driver is going

to come across one and it’s

not fair,” he said.

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Young cancer

sufferer loses battle

ROLLESTON girl Nora

Guise who went to the

United States to try to

beat cancer has tragically

died.

The six-year-old was diagnosed

with Hepatoblastoma,

a rare cancer of the

liver, that was also found to

be in her lungs.

ST JOHN Selwyn Central,

in Rolleston, is now staffed

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Chairman John Sunckell

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and a second ambulance

on a 12-hour day shift

from mid-morning to midevening.

He said planning for the

move has been a while in

the making and discussions

began about 10 years ago.

“It’s all about assessing

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needs are and as the

district grows how that

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She exhausted all of the

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the community expectation

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is necessary because the

district has grown exponentially

in the last few

years,” he said.

Discussions about merging

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St John Selwyn Central are

under way, Mr Sunckell

said.

“We pretty much expect

to announce in the next

month that that is where

we will go and then that

means we are one group,

one organisation, across

the whole of the district.

“It’s got to that point now

where we are actively having

that conversation with

Malvern and essentially

agreed it needs to happen.”

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The hearing for the

proposed quarry to open

between Dawsons, Jones,

Maddisons and Curraghs

Rds will reconvene today.

Seven comprehensive

files have been made by Fulton

Hogan and experts on behalf of

the company over air quality,

consent conditions, operations

of the proposed quarry and how

the operation may impact the

quality of the land’s soil.

It was after many concerns

over soil, air quality management

and how Fulton Hogan will

encourage appropriate driver

behaviour was raised.

Templeton Residents’ Association

secretary Jolene Eagar said

it is shame now at the end of the

process residents are only getting

a proper understanding of the

proposal.

Jolene Eagar

“It would have been so much

better if we had this detail right

at the beginning,” she said.

But Mrs Eagar said ultimately

it did not matter how many

changes Fulton Hogan

made, the quarry will

still have a cumulative

effect on the community

and the application

should be declined.

But experts on behalf

of Fulton Hogan have

produced detailed arguments

on why the proposal

should go ahead.

Golder Associates (NZ) principal

environmental consultant

Roger Cudmore discussed in

his response the Roydon quarry

design would minimise the air

quality pollutant PM10.

“In particular the use of sealed

roads, the conveyor as the primary

means to transfer

excavated materials, and reject

gravel for low use internal access

routes would drastically reduce

the generation of a PM10 inventory

over time,” he said.

But due to Fulton Hogan having

not finalised its position regarding

the quarry’s PM10 offset,

its deadline to provide a response

on the issue was extended until

yesterday.

Other concerns raised

throughout the hearing was how

the proposed quarry would affect

the soil on the land – which was

previously used for farming.

Reeftide Environmental and

Projects Ltd principal consultant

Victor Mthamo said the versatility

of the soils will be maintained

post-rehabilitation leading it to

be healthy and productive just as

it was pre-quarrying.

But Mrs Eagar argued the soil

will never be at the same quality

after being quarried on for 40-50

years. Driver behaviour was also

a key issue.

Fulton Hogan Canterbury

Quarries divisional manager

Kelvyn Jolly discussed route

restrictions, a formal induction

process for all drivers, codes of

practice, signage and monitoring

to address concerns raised in the

hearing over drivers.

Commissioners will now need

to decide if the issues addressed

DEFENCE: Fulton

Hogan’s right of reply

to concerns raised

throughout its hearing

last year to open a

quarry in Templeton

was made public last

week.

in Fulton Hogan’s right of reply

is sufficient or if the application

will be declined.

They will have 15 working days

to release their decision after the

hearing has closed.

The hearing will reconvene

at 9.30am at Environment

Canterbury’s council chambers

at 200 Tuam St today.

•To view the full right of

reply reports filed by Fulton

Hogan go to https://bit.

ly/2RAJA34 and scroll down

to applicants right of reply.

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Few tickets left for concert

• By Matt Slaughter

SELWYN SOUNDS looks set to

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The March 7 festival will see

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• By Devon Bolger

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Ethan Rose finds form

early in season

• By Jacob Page

COALGATE’S Ethan Rose has

started his season with Oceania,

New Zealand and North Island

titles in his first three races.

The 16-year-old, who attends

Darfield High School claimed the

North Island under-19 mountain

bike title, at Palmerston North

on Saturday, a week after claiming

the Oceania and national

under-19 titles at Dunedin to

begin his 2020 season.

Making his debut in the grade,

at Dunedin, Ethan started 29th

on the grid, but this didn’t stop

him getting to the front of the

race before the end of lap one of

the five lap race.

He settled into his own pace

pulling away from the rest of the

field each lap, finishing first in

a time of 1hr 14min 24sec, over

2min ahead of second place.

Ethan said he was happy with

his ride.

“I didn’t know how good my

form would be going into this race

as it’s the first big one of the year

but the legs felt good and I’m super

happy with that,” he said.

“It wasn’t great having to

start at the back with my main

competition starting near the

front but I couldn’t change that,

so focused on passing as many

riders I could as soon as I could, it’s

all good practice for my overseas

racing.

In a smaller field of 17 without

the Australians racing, Ethan

started at the front as the top

seeded rider for the national race.

Ethan and North Canterbury

rider Jacob Turner started at a

high pace, earning a gap on the

rest of the pack.

By lap two of five, Ethan had

broken away and set about putting

down some fast lap times,

finishing first in a time of 1hr

10min 32sec, over three minutes

ahead of his nearest rival.

Ethan said he was stoked to

win the national title,

“I can now wear the national

fern jersey for the 2020 season,”

he said.

SPEED: Coalgate’s Ethan Rose in action on his way to an

Oceania title in Dunedin.

BIG WINS: Ethan

Rose showed no rust

in winning a national

and Oceana mountain

bike title at his first

competitive weekend of

the season.

PHOTO: DARFIELD HIGH

SCHOOL

“This will mean a lot to me racing

overseas.

Ethan is a member of the New

Zealand Mountainbike Hub

team and hopes to represent New

Zealand at the world championships

in Germany at the end of

June.

The team travel to America next

month to compete in two races,

then one more in Australia in

April before heading to Europe.

• By Jacob Page

LINCOLN HIGH School track

cyclist Jenna Borthwick has

done all she can to convince the

selectors she should be part of

the New Zealand junior world

championships team to be

named on Friday.

The 16-year-old, who lives in

Springston, and is in her first

year at Lincoln High School after

transferring from St Margaret’s

College, won five under-19 titles

at the national championships in

Cambridge last week.

She now faces a few days wait

to see if she will represent her

country in Egypt in August.

Jenna won titles in the omnium,

scratch race, 500m time

trial, 2km individual pursuit and

the kerin.

She said she was thrilled to win

so many events.

“It exceeded my expectations

because I was competing in

events like the omnium that I

had never competed in before so

it was good,” she says.

“Normally I would focus on

sprints but this year I was training

for the longer distances but

I still had enough power for the

sprints as well.

“Being eligible to go to junior

worlds meant there were more

opportunities over the longer distances

for me.

“I hope I’ve done enough

to make the team, it’s looking

promising.

“I’m excited to see who makes

the team.”

Jenna says she has road nationals

in Waipukurau in April

regardless of whether she earns

national selection on the track

but she says the track is her longterm

focus.

“Longer term goals would

include making the elite national

SPORT

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Borthwick’s

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STAR: Springston’s Jenna

Borthwick won five national

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track team which is still a couple

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Wednesday February 5 2020 13

Losing streak for Leeston-Southbridge

LEESTON-Southbridge have

lost their third game in a row

as the business-end of the

Canterbury Country premier

45-over cricket competition

looms.

With just two round-robin

games left for all teams, a tightknit

Oxford-Rangiora continued

its remarkable season when it

dispatched Weedons on Saturday

to consolidate its place at

the top of the country cricket

standings.

However, at Leeston Park, visitors

Cheviot ensured they stayed

hot on the heels of competition

leaders Oxford-Rangiora with

a hard-fought three-wicket win

over Leeston-Southbridge, who

slip to third.

Short-handed with key

players away on Canterbury

Country representative duties,

Leeston-Southbridge battled

hard, making 206 for six in their

innings.

Leeston-Southbridge veteran

Toby Doyle starred with the bat

making 60 off 84 balls opening

the innings.

At 40 for 4, Cheviot’s run

chase looked in trouble, but

Harry Fitzpatrick knuckled

down to play a match-winning

innings of 106 off 105 balls to get

his team home with seven balls

to spare.

Doyle said the bowling had

not been as consistent over the

past three weeks but he felt the

team was not far off.

“I think Cheviot hit their

lengths better than we did for

Country fail to fire against Marlborough

• By Jacob Page

CANTERBURY Country will

have to travel back to Blenheim

to face Marlborough in their

Hawke Cup zone final in a

fortnight.

A poor first innings effort

of just 139 meant Canterbury

Country lost the encounter on

the first innings at Blenheim’s

Horton Park, over the weekend.

Whoever got the better of

the match would earn the right

to host the deciding game on

February 15.

Not for the first time this

BOWLED: (Left) – Chris Beatson is out after Cheviot bowler Chris Burnett gets through his

defensive shot. Jimmy Coull plays the ball down to third man. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

most of the match and that

counted for a bit.”

Club stalwart David Fulton,

who smashed an unbeaten

124 off just 90 balls, Oxford-

Rangiora racked up an imposing

287 for four against Weedons.

Oxford-Rangiora seamers

Mitch Power and Fergus

Fairbairn then knocked off the

Weedons top order, reducing

them to 26 for four.

Todd Inness was the only real

shining light with his classy 93

off 104 balls.

A depleted Sefton suffered a

heavy 139-run defeat to Lincoln

at Lincoln Domain on Saturday.

season, the Canterbury Country

batsmen failed to fire on a pitch

which offered assistance to Marlborough

after they won

the toss.

Opener Rupert Young

managed 49 but the

visitors could not build

meaningful partnerships

and were skittled

for just 139 inside 44

overs.

Canterbury Country

coach Michael Sharpe

said the pitch offered enough

movement when the ball was

pitched up. A number of the

Will Smith

The home side batted first, and

set up the match behind great

knocks by Robert Sporke (84

runs off 114 balls), Joe Williams

(57 off 56), and Arthur Paterson

(67 off 55).

Chasing 250 to win, the Sefton

chase never threatened, falling

to be all out for just 110 in the

31 st over.

Edgar Paterson was the main

destroyer for Lincoln, taking five

for 34 off eight overs.

Southbrook’s disappointing

season continued on Saturday

with a loss to Darfield.

Southbrook’s run-scoring machine

Matt Brine who snapped

Country batsmen did not handle

that well enough.

“There was a bit of dew around

and the match was

delayed by 30min so the

toss was important.

“Once Marlborough

got their length fuller

they were a handful.”

Marlborough’s Sam

Boyce proved to be the

chief destroyer, taking

five for 34 from nine

overs.

Marlborough went about

chasing the total methodically

with veteran middle-order

his Achilles tendon during his

innings which was a big blow in

the run chase.

Chasing Darfield’s 232, Southbrook

ended up falling 50 runs

short on a day overshadowed by

Brine’s injury.

This weekend, Lincoln will

host Southbrook, Leeston-

Southbridge welcome Darfield,

Cheviot travel to play Weedons

and Sefton are at home to play

Oxford-Rangiora.

Points – Oxford-Rangiora

68, Cheviot 64, Leeston-

Southbridge 56, Southbrook 52,

Sefton 40, Darfield 40, Lincoln

32, Weedons 32.

batsman Jerrym Lamb hitting

56 as the hosts made 261 and

essentially batted Country

out of the contest as the pitch

continued to dry and become

more batsmen-friendly.

Cheviot’s Will Smith impressed

with the ball taking four

for 50 from his 16 overs.

Canterbury Country were 81

for one in their second innings

when the match was ended by

both captains.

Canterbury Country will play

warm-up fixtures against Otago

A this weekend ahead of the

zone final.

Ellesmere

looking for

rugby

co-ordinator

• By Jacob Page

THE ELLESMERE Rugby Sub

Union have created a rugby

co-ordinator position aimed at

boosting player numbers.

Ellesmere rugby manager,

Michael Sheat said the role will

look to strengthen relationships

between schools and clubs as well

as communities.

“We want to help the clubs out

with recruitment as well as keeping

their players where it is possible,”

Sheat said.

The full-time 12-month contract

role will also look into recruitment

plans and helping ease players

between junior, teenage and senior

rugby.

Applications close on February 20.

Countbacks

decide tennis

• By Jacob Page

TAI TAPU and Rolleston-

Killinchy could only be separated

by one game in their round six

Canterbury Country tennis

encounter on Saturday.

After 16 matches, the two teams

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West Melton suffered their

first loss of the season, also on

countback to Kirwee-Springston

after they were also tied at eight

matches a piece.

Prebbleton-Lincoln beat Fernside

14 matches to two.

Tai Tapu captain, Cam Mills

said they always had tight games

with Rolleston-Killinchy with

their previous encounter in November

also going to a countback.

“It was a fascinating day of tennis,”

he said.

Tai Tapu could thank their two

top women’s players Jo Morrish

and Pieta Aitken who won all

three of their matches.

Round seven on Saturday

will see Fernside host Kirwee-

Springston, Tai Tapu travel to play

Prebbleton-Lincoln and Rolleston-

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Selwyn Times

Virtual Reality at the

Libraries

A visit to the international space station, kayaking with penguins in Antarctica, or a tour of the

Anne Frank house, have all become reality at Selwyn Libraries.

The libraries are showcasing new virtual reality experiences with drop-in sessions for people to try

their new virtual reality headsets.

Selwyn Libraries’ Digital Futures Coordinator Mark Lawrence says the virtual reality experience is

about learning, and a lot of fun.

“It’s something we have been planning for a long time. It’s to do with different learning styles and

wellbeing, giving people a bit of fun. People come into libraries, but books might not be how they

learn. Sometimes when they’re in an experience, it’s a different world, it’s a new way of learning

and we’re all about life-long learning.”

Virtual reality has benefits for people who are not neuro-typical and require different sensory

experiences to suit their learning style, which makes the libraries more accessible for all, Mark

says. The first drop-in session at Lincoln Library last week showed the experiences had a wow

factor for everyone, he says.

“It’s difficult to describe—you have got to try it. When people are in an experience we cast what

they’re experiencing to a big screen so everyone can see what’s going on. Everyone who sees it is

blown away and asks to have a go.”

The experiences will change from time to time during the year as libraries staff see new options or

people recommend them, he says, but those available this term include an energetic beat-saber

experience where people select music, and smash boxes and dodge obstacles to the beat, a 3D

painting experience and swimming with manatees, among others.

Sessions are available at each library and are regularly taken to communities with the Libraries’

Edge Connector Vehicle.

The drop-in sessions will be happening during school term time at:

· Lincoln Library – Thursdays, 3.30–5.30pm

· Rolleston Library – Mondays 3.30–5.30pm

· Leeston Library – Wednesdays 2–4pm

· Darfield Library – Thursdays 3.30–5.30pm

Aquatic centre expansion takes next steps

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre expansion took another step with the installation of the pool filter for the

new 10-lane, 25-metre pool.

The five tonne Natare vacuum sand filter was installed by crane last week. The state-of-the-art filter

will be filled with up to eight tonnes of sand. Its design means it takes up less space, requires less

construction work than other filter systems, is cheaper to maintain, saves water and is easier to access

and repair.

Aquatic Facilities Manager James Richmond says the basic

structure of the pool is now in place with the walls of the pool

also nearing completion.

The construction team will now install the pipe work to connect

up the filtration system, and preparing to start work on the

building which will surround the pool. Construction is on track for

the new pool to open at the end of the year, he says.

The new pool will more than double the current lane capacity at

the aquatic centre and accommodate increasing demand from

aquafitness, casual swimming, learn to swim and other deep

water activities.

There will also be additional changing rooms, including five new

family changing rooms, along with extra foyer and administration

space and the option for a possible café in the future.

Home is Homebush

Continuing our series celebrating the Faces of Selwyn.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/facesofselwyn for the full story.

Tucked away on the Homebush farm, near Darfield, Louise Deans

holds the history of one of the earliest European settlers in Canterbury.

The Deans brothers, William and John, arrived in Wellington in

1840 and settled in Canterbury a few years later. They established

Homebush in 1850, which they passed through the family—

including Originals All Black Bob Deans—until it was offered to Jim

and his wife Louise in 1976.

After six years working in London and Bahrain they decided to

return and it did not take long for Homebush to feel like home.

Louise raised four children in Selwyn, where they would often swim

in the river and have a picnic tea.

“Living in the Middle East, all I longed for was clear running water. It

was that that brought me home.”

Louise fought for the right for rural women to work—helping run

stepping out and leadership programmes and working on the

National Suffrage Trust. She gained three theology degrees from

Otago University and became a District Councillor in 1990, working

hard for funding to establish the district’s libraries.

In 2010, the September earthquake destroyed the Homebush

house—rated a Category I historic home by the then New Zealand

Historic Places Trust.

It took about four years to rebuild a house that kept its Category I

rating and during the process Jim passed away.

Today, Louise keeps busy with her 13 grandchildren, singing with the

Selwyn community choir and maintaining the Homebush stables.

The new house is built to withstand a 9 magnitude earthquake, which

Louise hopes will help it endure in the family for the next 200 years.

Use water wisely –

avoid restrictions

We’re encouraging people to think about their water use and

save water so we can keep enjoying a reliable service and avoid

restrictions. Consider not watering between 6–9am, or 4–9pm and

avoiding watering in the middle of the day if it’s hot or windy.

Roots inspired band The Algal Bloom perform at the first Month of Sundays on the

Lincoln Green. A wide range of Canterbury bands will be performing on the green every

Sunday in February for people to enjoy some local music, garden games, face painting

and a picnic as part of the Council’s Summer in Selwyn events.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

EDGE CONNECTOR OUT

AND ABOUT

Look out for Selwyn Libraries’

Edge Connector Vehicle around

the district over the next week.

Browse a selection of items

available to borrow, download

our new app and see the full

range of eResources you can

subscribe to. The vehicle can

be kitted out with different

resources at different locations,

such as our new technology

kits, a 3D printer and sewing

machines.

· Thu 6 Feb, 10am–2pm,

Malvern Community Fun Day,

Darfield Domain

· Fri 7 Feb, 9.30–11.30am,

Rakaia Huts Community

Room and 1.30–3pm,

Southbridge Hall

· Mon 10 Feb, 10am–12pm,

Glenroy Hall

· Thu 13 Feb, 10am–12pm,

Hororata Fire Station

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting

at least five days before the

meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 5 Feb 9.30am

Rolleston Council building

Council

Wed 12 Feb 1pm

Rolleston Council building

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Arthur’s Pass Association Inc

Tue 11 Feb 6.30pm

Yaldhurst Tavern

· Sat 15 Feb, 10am–12pm, West

Melton Shopping Centre

· Wed 19 Feb, 10am–12pm,

Dunsandel Community Rooms

and 1.30–3.30pm, The Hub,

Burnham

DOG MICROCHIPPING

This free monthly service is

available on Friday 14 February

at the following places:

· Rolleston 9–9.30am

· Lincoln 10.15–10.45am

· Leeston 11.30am–12pm

· Darfield 12.45–1.15pm

If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, the law requires

him or her to be microchipped.

Please note:

· All clinics last for half an hour.

· The Rolleston venue is in

Norman Kirk Drive. All others

are libraries.

· Microchipping will not take

place if wet.

Coalgate Township Committee

– Public Meeting

Tue 11 Feb 7.30pm

Coalgate Bowling Club,

Coaltrack Road, Coalgate

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Centre

Hororata Reserve

Management Committee

Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

Kirwee Community Committee

Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall,

A&P Showgrounds

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 10 Feb 7.30pm

Sports Pavilion, Kirwee

Recreation Centre

Little Rakaia Huts

Advisory Committee

Mon 17 Feb 7pm

Community Rooms, Rakaia Huts

Camping Ground

Sheffield/Waddington

Community Committee

Thu 20 Feb 7.30pm

Sheffield Community Hall

If you have any questions

regarding microchipping, please

contract Tracey Wheeler on 347

2800 or 318 8338.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Country Lane Group has

applied for the renewal of an on

licence. Objections are open

until 21 February. For more

information go to selwyn.govt.

nz/alcoholnotices.

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

FUNDING

Need funding for your project?

Creative Communities Selwyn

can help. Funding is available

to groups or individuals with

community-based creative

projects that promote arts or

culture in Selwyn.

Applications for this funding

round close at 5pm, Friday

29 February.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/artsfunding

for more information and to apply.

Springston Community

Committee & Springston

Recreation Reserve Committee

Triennial meeting

Wed 19 Feb 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Elections for the combined

Community and Reserves

Committee, the Springston Hall

Committee, and the Springston

Associated Sports Committee.

The later will involve a short

general meeting to make a

constitutional amendment for the

Charities Commission.

Waihora Park Reserve

Committee –

Tue 11 Feb 7pm

Waihora Bowling Club

Weedons Reserve Committee

Mon 10 Feb 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Weedons Residents’

Association

Tue 11 Feb 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Whitecliffs Township & Domain

Committee

Mon 10 Feb 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Selwyn Events

THURSDAY

6

FEBRUARY

SUNDAY

9

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY

13

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY

13

FEBRUARY

Waitangi Community

Fun Day

Darfield Domain, 10am–2pm

A fun-filled community event with

activities and entertainment for the

whole whānau. Bring a picnic or enjoy

the food stalls available. Hosted by

the Two Rivers Community Trust.

A Month of Sundays

The Lincoln Green (behind the

library), 1–3pm

Relax, unwind and recharge on your

Sunday afternoon with live local

music, face painting and garden

games every Sunday in February.

Bring a picnic and enjoy. This week’s

line-up is Kori Reardon, Moonflower

and 16 Sundays Band.

Kids’ Writing Workshop

Darfield Library, 3.30–5pm

An entertaining workshop helping

children build their creativity. Covering

the basics of creating a plot, dialogue,

characters and more. Recommended

for children 8+. Bookings essential at

selwynlibraries.co.nz

Burnham Picnic in the Park

Freyberg Domain, 5–7pm

The latest in the popular picnics in the

park. Enjoy a summer’s evening at the

park with the family, with live music a

free sausage sizzle, Pedalmania, face

painting and more.

Call 0800 SELWYN for Council services

Did you know we have a free 0800 number you can use to contact us? It’s 0800 SELWYN (735 996).

Selwyn is a large district with more than 65,000 people spread over 6,420 hectares, from the Alps to the

coast – so we’re making it easy for people to contact us, no matter where they live.

The 0800 SELWYN number will connect you to our customer services team who will be able to help

with any enquiries about Council services or information. It’s free to call from anywhere in New Zealand.

You can also contact our customer service team by email on contactus@selwyn.govt.nz or via our

website at selwyn.govt.nz/contact-us.

Another easy way to report an issue is using the Snap Send Solve smartphone app – find out more at

selwyn.govt.nz/snapsendsolve.

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads this week

Pavement seal repairs are taking place on Wards Road. Traffic management will be in

place. Speed restrictions will be in place on Springs Road between Birchs Road and

Trents Road from Monday 10 February due to maintenance work on the water system.

Tennyson Street between Markham Way and Moore Street is one-way, open to

southbound traffic only. Footpath construction will be taking place on Durrell Way in

Rolleston. The footpath will be closed during construction.

NZTA has advised that Hoskyns Road is left in and left out only at Main South Road. The Weedons

Interchange is now fully open and Berketts Road is open for left turn in (southbound) traffic only from

Main South Road.

UNTIL

16

FEBRUARY

UNTIL

27

FEBRUARY

Exhibition: ‘Uninhibited’

Down by the Liffey Gallery,

Lincoln, selected hours

Wednesday to Sunday

The Liffey Gallery’s first exhibition

of the year, featuring the lively artmaking

of Jil Cowan, Nicky Loe and

Jean Rogers - a colourful fusion of

photos, paint and clay.

Colour Comes Together

Te Huanui Gallery, Darfield,

10am–4pm Tuesday–Sunday

Showcasing the works of local artists

Lorraine Jacobs, Del Lowe and Jan

Mitchell alongside Halswell Pottery’s

Gaye Morton and Linda Pringle, with a

range of style and mediums to suit all.

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

Darfield call free 318 8338

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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SELWYN TIMES

Pony ride could stretch finances

SO, MY financial future may be

in dire straits. But boy, I’m so

proud of Vittoria.

Continuing the fun of birthday

season we had another second

birthday on Saturday, this time in

rural North Canterbury.

Being that it was farmyardthemed

there were a few animals

in attendance – rabbits, guinea

pigs and a few hot cows hiding in

some shade in a back paddock.

However, the grand flourish was

a pair of ponies available for rides.

Vittoria had only seen ponies

at Willowbank previously but

didn’t seem too put out by them

or even excited when we arrived.

Her first reaction was to run right

past them to go down a slide a

few times.

Other kids were happily

taking short rides on either

one of the ponies, which got

Laura and I curious as to whether

Vittoria would be willing to do

the same.

She did not take a huge amount

of convincing, I asked her once

and she happily followed me

over to a waiting steed and let me

lift her onto the saddle without

complaint.

I was worried she would fall

off as soon as I let go, so hovered

about a bit while the woman organising

the rides got her sorted

– including putting her helmet

GIDDY-UP: The moment my

financial future fell into a state

of jeopardy.

on, which surprisingly elicited not

even a squeak out of her.

With my worries still lurking

about, I tried to keep a reassuring

hand on Vittoria’s back (ready

to grab her should she make

an insane dive from the pony).

But it became apparent pretty

quickly that she was in no need of

Daddy’s help.

She sat in the saddle perfectly,

confidently. Her expression calm,

back straight, her body moving

slightly to allow for the movement

of her mount.

VITTORIA

& Matt

Within about 5m of her ride, I

stood back in amazement.

As far as my talent goes on

horseback, I’ve only got fleeting

memories of some lessons I took

inland of Waikuku.

My great-grandmother Mary

Matches was known in her

younger days as a rather skilled

horse-breaker and talented rider,

so I’m guessing her skills have

jumped a few generations.

Unfortunately, in another

unlike-my-great-grandmother

moment, I neither live on a farm

nor own a horse. So if a passion

for equestrian pursuits has been

awakened in Vittoria, I’m looking

at a long future of forking out

for pony clubs, lessons and, God

forbid, a ruddy horse.

Expensive as that all may be,

if it would give her as much

happiness as that pony ride

did on Saturday and she’s truly

passionate, I’ll make it happen.

•Former Star Media journalist

Matt Salmons has become a

stay-at-home dad. We follow

his journey weekly

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in

entomology (insects and other invertebrates).

Each week he introduces a new species found in

his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise

public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of

living things around us. Check out the full list

of invertebrates found at www.inaturalist.org/

projects/backyard-biodiversity-bugs-in-my-lincoln-section

Beautiful moths that

use camouflage

to good effect

LICHEN TUFT moths are

often beautifully patterned

helping them blend in with their

surroundings.

THey belong in the endemic

New Zealand genus Izatha which

contains 40 species.

One of two species of lichen

tuft moths collected from our

section in Lincoln is called

Izatha katadiktya.

THeir 10-15mm long black

and white forewings have raised

tufts of strongly curled scales

and a black ‘M’ pattern on their

thorax. The undersides of the

curled scales have very fine

corrugations that also help break

up their wing pattern to enhance

camouflage.

THis species is mainly found

on the eastern side of the South

Island and an isolated patch in

Hawkes Bay.

Adults are observed between

September and February. Larvae

of most species are thought to

feed on dead rotten wood, but

a few species feed on lichens or

epiphytic mosses.

One species of Izatha from

scrubland of Mackenzie Country

is known from only a single

specimen and thought to be

vulnerable to fire and pine

invasion.

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5pm each Wednesday

Month of Sundays

Lincoln on Sunday, 1-3pm

Go along and relax, unwind

and recharge on Sunday afternoon

with live music, face

painting, garden games or pop

into the Lincoln Library for a

browse. Take a picnic to enjoy

while listening to an outstanding

line-up of talented musicians.

For postponement and cancellation

notices visit the Selwyn

District Council Facebook page

or website.

The Lincoln Green

Virtual Reality Drop-In Sessions

Rolleston on Monday, 3.30-

5.30pm, Leeston on Wednesday,

2-4pm, Darfield and Lincoln on

Thursday, 3.30-5.30

The libraries have some awesome

new tech to check out.

Kayak with the penguins in Antarctica,

fly to the international

space station and experience

zero-gravity, complete our Beat

Saber challenge, or even tour

Anne Frank’s house. Don’t miss

these sessions to test out the new

VR headsets. Suitable for ages 13

and over.

Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield

and Lincoln Libraries

Lincoln Ladies Tech Group

Lincoln on Friday, 2.30-3.30pm

Head along for these sessions

are designed to help with the

basics of learning how to use

modern devices, such as smartphones,

tablets and computers.

Each session will start out with a

basic tutorial and lead to interactive

peer learning.

Lincoln Library

Scrabble Club

Lincoln on Monday, 11.30am-

12.30pm

Whether you’re a competitive

player or just happy to play and

enjoy a social chat, this club is a

great place to get to know other

locals and take part in a good

game of scrabble. Everything is

provided. All ages. Free.

Lincoln Library

JP Clinics

Rolleston on Monday, noon-

1pm, Lincoln on Tuesday, 10am-

1pm, Darfield on Wednesday,

11.30am-12.30pm

A justice of the peace will be

available to members of the community

to witness signatures and

documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations, as well

as sign citizenship, sponsorship

or rates rebates applications.

Darfield, Lincoln and Rolleston

libraries

Go along to the Malvern family fun day for a day full of fun activities. This year’s theme is about

taking families on a trip down memory lane with some old school events like sack races,

wheelbarrow races, gumboot throwing with the Selwyn Parenting Network and Tug of War.

People are encouraged to take a picnic. Tomorrow (Waitangi Day), 10am-2pm at Darfield Domain. ​

Uninhibited

Lincoln on Wednesday-

Thursday, 11.30am-2.30pm and

Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Head along to the vibrant and

lively exhibition by Jill Cowan,

Nicky Loe and Jean Rogers. The

first exhibition of 2020. Until

February 16.

Down by the Liffey Gallery

Darfield Ukulele Group

Darfield, Monday, 11am-12pm

Go along and learn new chords,

strumming styles, a variety of

songs and have fun playing together

in a group. Some spare ukuleles

are available to use. Beginners and

experienced ukulele players welcome.

No enrolment necessary. $8

fee to cover expenses. This group

runs each week.

Darfield Library Community

Room 1A

Markets

Rolleston Farmers Market:

Sunday, 9am-12.30pm, 96 Rolleston

Drive

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.

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In Zone 1, which is 10 metres around

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In Zone 2, which is 10-30 metres around

your house, they recommend reducing the

number of trees, spacing out remaining

trees so they do not touch each other,

pruning branches up to two metres from

the ground and removing any branches

that are near power lines.

The greatest risk to your home is from

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wildfire are carried by the wind. Keep

roofs and gutters clear of dead leaves,

debris and pine needles.

Move anything that could burn (mulch,

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Tasty Bites

Kebabs to make your mouth water

Grilled Chilean Beef Kebabs

with Chimichurri Sauce and

Coriander Rice is an easy,

flavourful any-day meal.

Substitute button mushrooms

for the beef for a vege

alternative. If going low-carb,

use cauliflower rice and if

coriander isn’t your thing then

serve with your favourite

sauce and rice side-dish

Grilled Chilean Beef Kebabs

with Chimichurri Sauce and

Coriander Rice

Makes 8 kebabs

Ingredients

1kg beef – tenderloin, ribeye

or sirloin, cut into 4cm cubes

(or substitute 500g button

mushrooms)

2 Tbsp oil

2 Tbsp lime juice, plus zest of one

lime

2 garlic cloves – finely minced

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dried oregano or thyme

1 tsp cumin

1½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

Skewer additions: cherry

tomatoes, onion

Chimichurri Sauce

1 bunch coriander

½ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp lime juice

1 jalapeno (use less, or more if

you like)

½ cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp salt

Coriander Rice

2 cups water

1 cup rice, rinsed

pinch salt

¼ cup coriander- chopped

3 spring onions – chopped

1 lime

Garnish: lime wedges

Directions

Soak eight 25cm wooden skewers

in warm water.

Cut the beef into cubes and

place in a zip lock bag or in a

medium bowl.

Mix oil, lime juice and zest,

garlic, spices, salt and pepper in a

small bowl. Pour over the beef and

seal the bag, shaking and mixing

so all the beef is coated. Set aside.

Pre-heat a hotplate, BBQ or your

favourite skillet if it’s large enough.

In a medium pot, add water and

rice, bring to a boil. Cover, simmer

on low heat for 20min.

In the meantime, make the

chimichurri. Place all the ingredients

in a food processor, and

pulse repeatedly (10-15 times)

until the coriander and onion are

all minced well. It need not be

smooth, but more like the consistency

of pesto. Place in a small

bowl. Set aside.

Make the skewers alternating

beef, cherry tomato, onion slice,

then repeat until skewer is full.

3-4 pieces of beef on each skewer.

Grill the skewers over medium

high heat, rotating until meat

is nicely charred and cooked to

desired done-ness.

Place rice in a bowl, squeeze

with lime, and scatter the

coriander and green onions over

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Gardening

The alphabetical guide to summer growing

A. Azaleas are attacked by

leaf-spoiling thrips in warmer

weather. Protect new growth with

pesticides.

B. Beans are easy-grow summer

veges. Climbing

beans take up minimal space.

C. Cut back long shoots on

climbers so they don’t

snare passers-by.

D. Daisies, which come in all

sorts of shapes, colours and sizes,

brighten summer gardens.

E. Eggplants love the warm

weather in late summer.

F. Fuchsias can be trimmed back

in midsummer.

G. Gardenias look at their best

in summer. Feed with fertiliser

and, once a year, with iron

sulphate.

H. Hydrangeas can be pruned

straight after flowering or can be

left to develop autumn colours in

the blooms.

I. Indoor plants can be given a

spell outside during summer, but

make sure you keep them in the

shade.

J. Jumping insect pests are also

called leafhoppers. Control with

pyrethrum.

K. Keep on top of summer weeds

by hand pulling or spraying as

soon as they appear.

L. Set the blades on your mower

higher for the summer months.

M. Make plans. A garden is not a

static place – things grow larger,

things die, your use of it changes

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N. Nectarines and peaches are

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very susceptible to fungal diseases

like shot hole. Use a copper spray

in late winter.

O. Over-watering kills many

plants. Make sure soil drainage is

adequate and don’t leave waterfilled

saucers sitting under plants.

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your roses

this month

to promote

an autumn

flush.

P. Pick tomatoes, beans, berries

and other crops regularly. This

promotes further production.

Q. Quercus species (english oak,

pinoak, scarlet oak) are popular

shade trees for larger gardens.

R. Roses can be pruned in midsummer

to promote an autumn

flush. Remember to keep them

watered for a good floral repeat.

S. Sweet corn tastes best when it’s

home grown and picked fresh.

T. Tomatoes, too, are home

garden favourites. If you have

a glut make a pasta sauce and

freeze or get out the preserving

pan and relish, chutney or green

tomato jam for a taste of summer

in mid-winter.

U. Update your reading. Summer

is the perfect time to increase

your knowledge or make new

garden plans.

V. Vines such as mandevilla,

bougainvillea and pandorea add

colour to the summer garden in

warm areas.

W. Water at the base of

the plant to keep leaves dry and

prevent fungal diseases.

X. Xeronema callistemon is the

native poor knights lily – they

may take 15 years to flower from

seed but provide a spectacular

display when they do.

Y. Young plants may need

temporary shade protection until

they are established.

Z. Zucchinis are fast growing

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Turn your garden into an entertaining space

WHAT GROWS outside is as

important in creating pleasant

outdoor living areas as any

decking, paving and fencing.

In fact, trees, shrubs and vines

can convert the most pedestrian

of back yards to an entertaining

space.

You need a little forward

planning to create a green and

peaceful exterior space – unlike

a kitset park bench, a vine hung

patio wasn’t built in a day.

But you needn’t spend a lot on

plants – most climbing plants

and many perennials and shrubs

will grow from cuttings which

can be begged from the gardens

of neighbours and friends.

Donations of this kind are a

much more affordable way to

establish a garden than simply

buying up large.

Beautify concrete and

paved areas

You can create the illusion of

several square metres of garden

space without the associated

weeding and cultivating – think

outside the square into pots, containers

and hanging baskets.

Provided the plant doesn’t have

a deep tap root (kowhai for instance)

or a huge spreading root

system, it’ll grow in a container.

And the container can be

anything, from a simple do-ityourself

box made of timber

fence palings to a concrete tub

or even plastic pots painted in

bright colours.

There are some affordable and

effective temporary cover-ups

and privacy screens available

to fill the gap until nature takes

over and drapes your fence line,

deck uprights and pergolas in

clematis, wisteria, bougainvillea,

ivy geranium or climbing rose.

Light your garden

By lighting up gardens,

pathways and barbecue

areas, you can extend the

amount of time you can spend

outdoors, and turn backyards

into evening entertainment

spaces.

Lighting manufacturers now

put a heavy focus on exterior

lighting for barbecue areas,

pathways and patios.

Uplights, downlights and

backlights can subtly emphasise

all the best features of the great

outdoors and the fittings come in

all styles for all pockets.

GLOW: By

lighting up

pathways you

can extend the

amount of time

you spend

outdoors.

Accessorise

The right furniture, lighting,

planters and features can refresh

and reinvigorate even the most

modest outdoor spaces.

Most families start and finish

an interior remodel before moving

to an exterior plan, often

without considering the relationship

between the two – a big

mistake.

Far better to think of your

deck or patio as an extension of

your home and not as something

separate that only requires attention

in the spring and summer

months.

Accessorising requires you

think a little outside the square

by using familiar objects in new

ways – a mirror for example can

make a stylish addition to your

patio or deck by placing one in a

dark corner, creating space and

directing light to an uninviting

spot.

An old wheelbarrow can be

transformed into a rustic planter.

An outdoor that flows

Just like indoors, you can

define outdoor relaxing space

with your “flooring’’.

The sitting and relaxing area

can be separated from the garden

by paving, or a line of garden.

If you’re using a lot of paving

or lawn and you want to

continue the flow while still

defining the space, a step up or

down will create the illusion for

you.

Blend indoor and outdoor

areas with the same flooring

materials if possible, or similar

tones.

If you step from carpeted

lounge to paved outdoor space,

particularly through glass doors,

you can accentuate the flow of

the eye by extending exterior

paving just inside the door of

your home and joining to carpet.

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Skoda Kodiaq RS draws on rally success

THERE’S NO denying sport

utility vehicles are the cars of

choice for today’s buyer. Sales

figures globally are heavily biased

in that direction.

The choice is overwhelming,

especially in the mid-size

sector. If family or recreational

requirements facilitate the

need for an SUV, but you want

something just a little bit different

in your purchase – something

biased towards sporty – then

Skoda has the car for you, the

Kodiaq RS.

The Kodiaq has been with

us for a year or two now, and it

lands here in three variants, an

entry-level model at $41,990, a

high-grade Sportline at $64,990,

and just recently an RS model has

joined the ranks. The RS sits at

$72,990 and is characterised by its

flashy looks, inside and out, and

high power driveline.

Herein lies a secret. Under

the bonnet sits a 2-litre diesel

engine, and while you wouldn’t

ordinarily expect diesel to be

the basis for performance, you

have to remember that Skoda,

in the past has had many sports

models with diesel engines, and

I can report that is a concept the

company does very well, even in

motorsport.

In the Kodiaq, the

turbocharged four-cylinder unit

pumps out 176kW and a feisty

500Nm at the bottom end. The

latter is the ingredient that makes

the RS so special, not only is the

specific output high, maximum

torque is available from 1750rpm

to 2500rpm, which is the area

where the engine wants to

constantly work.

As a result, there is dynamic

engine performance, midrange

boost will offer a 4.2sec

overtaking time (80-120km/h),

and an off-the-mark time of

7sec to make 100km/h from a

standstill.

Even if you aren’t in a hurry,

there is a constant willingness

from the engine that tantalises

the driver, and if you take into

account there is manufactured

exhaust sound which throbs

constantly, the RS is hard to drive

without wanting to give it some

freedom.

There are several drive modes,

and depending on which is

activated the exhaust sound can

be encouraged or left in a more

subtle tone. The Kodiaq is also

a pretty useful off-roader, there

are modes which channel power

more usefully through the fourwheel-drive

platform.

There is also another element

which adds spice to the

SKODA KODIAQ RS: Sporty variant with diesel engine.

driveline, power is channelled

through a seven-speed direct

shift transmission, and this

configuration is one of my

favourites.

DSG is more of a manual-type

gearbox, although there are only

two foot pedals; the beauty of

this is the lack of load through

the transmission, engine power

is mostly unimpeded, and

with quick shifts the feeling of

performance is well enhanced.

I took the test car through

some of the tight, hilly roads

close to Sheffield, and although

the weather had closed in and the

roads were greasy I felt at ease in

the RS.

Grip in the first instance is

supplied by sticky Pirelli Scorpion

tyres (235/45 x 20in) and they

offer substantial steering feel

along with direct turn-in.

It has to be remembered the

Kodiaq has traditional SUV

handling, it sits high at almost

1.7m, and with long-travel

suspension it isn’t as nimble as

a sedan, however, the spring

and damper rates arrest body

movement well, along with the

parameters that allow for high

occupant comfort. You’d expect

nothing less from this Czech

Republic manufacturer which has

drawn significant build quality

direction from the Volkswagen

group.

Perhaps one of the most

exciting aspects the RS offers is

the point-to-point ability, it will

lunge out of corner and blast

without lag through the paddle

shift system to the point where

speed needs to be chiselled off,

high grade brakes take care of

that and with the grip naturally

• Price – Skoda Kodiaq RS,

$72,990

• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 7.7l/100km

associated with four-wheel-drive

the RS feels well attached to the

road, it is dynamic and forceful

when asked to respond.

This is all from a car which

has a vastly different role to play

as well, it is the quintessential

mid-size seven-seater that also

looks after its occupants in terms

of fitment and specification and

safety. At $73k it needs to be well

appointed, and I can report it

leaves little to chance.

It also has fuel economy on its

side, Skoda claims a combined

cycle average of 7.7-litres per

100km (36mpg).

It takes a very special car to

win the New Zealand Motoring

Writer’s Guild Car of the Year

Award and the Kodiaq took

honours for 2017.

Obviously, that recognition

speaks for itself, the RS adds

another ingredient into the

equation, it certainly captured my

attention with its performance,

economy yet practicality all

thrown in for good measure.


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Wednesday February 5 2020 25

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Classic Cars & Motorcycles

Towing

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

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Funeral Directors

Non-Service Cremation $1,745

Commital service with cremation $3,950

Chapel service with cremation $6,500

Family burial service from $3,400

Just Funerals, a family owned and

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Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Situations Vacant

TRUCK DRIVER

Wanted for

Firewood Deliveries

Class 2 License.

Must be physically fit and reliable.

Call Kent 021 325 661

Situations Vacant

electrician

Who we are

Allied Press Limited employs over 450 people on a permanent

basis across its 15 sites in the South Island. We operate across

multiple media platforms (print, online, digital) delivering news,

information and entertainment through our various regional

and city publications, including printing and publishing of

newspapers from our print centre in Dunedin and a commercial

print facility in Alexandra.

The role

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the main purpose of

the position is to ensure smooth running of our newspaper,

commercial publication and facility maintenance.

Some of the key accountabilities include:

• Production remains uninterrupted.

• Production equipment availability is maximised.

• Preventative maintenance is prioritised to ensure minimal

downtime.

The business has just invested in a major upgrade to the

electrical/electronic systems on the printing press, scheduled to

commence in the New Year. This presents the ideal opportunity

to learn from the installation and commissioning engineers to

enable the successful candidate to hit the ground running.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for a registered Electrician ideally from an

Industrial background holding a current practising licence. The

ideal candidate would be competent and confident in using

computers and experienced in PLC’s, Analogue/Digital control

and AC/DC motor drive systems. Although not essential,

knowledge of Goss Press and Ferag mailroom will be a bonus.

Further details

This is a full-time permanent position working the day shift from

Monday to Friday, with rostered ‘On call’.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer you a great team

environment, minimal commute time, being based within

Dunedin city, professional development opportunities, job

security and opportunity to grow. Training and support will be

provided for the successful applicant.

If you think this role is for you, please apply by way of CV and

a covering letter. Informal inquiries about the role are welcome

and should be directed to raja.chakrabarti@alliedpress.co.nz

A copy of the position description can be requested from HR

at recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz

Applications will close on Thursday 13 February 2020.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note that you must have the right to work in

New Zealand to apply for this role.

Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency

résumés. Allied Press is not responsible for any fees related to

unsolicited résumés.

2245370

Situations Vacant


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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

brannigans.co.nz

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Length 1680 x width 900.

Must sell $350. Ph Helen

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SELWYN TIMES

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Situations Vacant

Chief Executive

• Visionary Leadership Opportunity

• Community Enabler

• Dynamic & Diverse District

The Selwyn District Council is a leading organisation serving a

community of 62,000 residents with its boundaries encompassing an

area of 6381 square kilometres. The Selwyn District is experiencing

significant economic, employment and population growth.

As one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand, Selwyn

provides an excellent lifestyle with rivers, mountains, sea and a wide

range of attractions. With great recreation spaces, education facilities

and a variety of options for places to live, the Selwyn district is the

place to be. For more information on the region visit: www.selwyn.nz

Reporting to the Mayor and Councillors, you will provide

strategic direction and leadership to the council ensuring strong

oversight of its people and resources to ignite the full potential of

Selwyn’s economic base, community and future growth priorities. In

addition, you will ensure the effective implementation of the Council’s

programmes and policies while delivery quality outcomes for the

community it serves.

To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate strong

commercial leadership capability with previous, or related, local

government exposure with proven experience creating a high

performing and engaged culture. You will build strong relationships

with stakeholders, have high EQ and can plan and deliver strategic

initiatives. Ideally you will have had private sector and capital

programme exposure as well as organisational innovation.

To Apply

If you are a passionate leader who wants to make their mark while

having a positive influence on the progress of the Selwyn District,

please submit your cover letter and CV online at the Brannigans

website. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Nick Carter 03 345

8764 or Sally Wynn-Williams on 03 345 8759.

Applications close 5pm Friday 14 February 2020

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Vehicles Wanted

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Phone Mike Lineton

022 341 8848

Your local

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GARDENER/

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Landscaping

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Irrigation

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Contact Scott

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03 347 5555

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School Bags, gym bags,

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Repair rather than replace.

Drop them into Cobbler

Glenn’s Agent Magnitude

Sports, Unit 6, 92 Rolleston

Drive, Rolleston

Gardening

& Supplies

ellesmere

lions

Pea straw

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We deliver:

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Medium squares

(equivalent of

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Contact

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03 324 4094

Select Services

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DRIVEWAYS

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• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Lifestyle Blocks

• Site Clearing

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Earthmoving

Mark 021 345 571

or Paul 021 705 996

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Hedge tRimming

& gaRden

maintenance

• Hedge Trimming

• Small Trees and Shrubs Topped,

Shaped or Removed

• Trenching and Digging Buckets

• Garden Maintenance

• Landscaping

• Cleanups Available

• Wood Splitter for Hire

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Stu Reid OWNER OPERATOR

Phone: (03) 325-4664 | Mobile: 021-500-519

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• Irrigation

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• No job too small

We offer free quotes for the Canterbury

region, so feel free to call us today!

Phone: 347 4000 Mobile: 027 456 7777

Email: zac@canterburylawns.co.nz

Website: www.canterburylawns.co.nz


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Wednesday February 5 2020 27

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

LifestyLe

BLock

fencing

new fencing, post driving,

repairs, maintenence.

Quality workmanship

& advice.

Phone Allan 021 049 6151

allan@agrifencenz.com

Facebook: agrifencenz

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

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Exterior staining,

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moss and mould

treatment and

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Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Specialising in:

Driveways

Outdoor Areas

Patios, Pathways,

Residential

& Commercial Floors

Professional Advice

Free Quotes

Frank McWatt

03 423 9344

027 274 0342

allwaysconcrete@gmail.com

www.allwaysconcrete.nz

• Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways • Auger Hole Drilling • Land Clearing & Development

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Phone

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

g.m.contracting@xtra.co.nz www.gmcontracting.co.nz

Builder

BUILDers

“A local looking after locals”

• Licenced builder with 20 years

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• A creative craftsman who is

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Email: ad_designs@hotmail.com

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Free Quotes. Bennet &

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9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

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Phone John on 0800 • Driveways

003181, 027 240 7416 • Kerb &

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

Channel

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• Garden Edging

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LANDSCAPING

1103 or 027 697-8541

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220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

FENCING

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027 951 8892

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

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Bellamy’s

Upgrades, Laundries,

Furniture

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

Furniture made to

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by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

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services. Check out Squire

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FREE QUOTES. Ph WINDOW

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

Driveways

Trades & Services

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILING

Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

YOU COULD

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Let us help take

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Advertise your business in our

Trades and Services column.

For assistance contact Vicky

Phone 03 364 7419 or email

vicky.sayers@starmedia.kiwi

DECORATORS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

* Finance available (T’s & C’s apply)

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www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

Excavations

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• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

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• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

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• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

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Call Tony Dempsey

Phone 03 325 3256

Mobile 0274 323 943

Trades & Services

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0800 661 366

info@custommade.co.nz

Auckland, Christchurch, Wanaka

www.custommade.co.nz

LANDSCAPING

Call Aaron &

the team today!

For the Outdoor

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Phone: 03 347 4422

or 021 542 402

Email: Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

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Approved Age Concern provider

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Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!


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SELWYN TIMES

PHARMACY

PHARMACY

FITNESS

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GIFTS &

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FOOD SERVICES FASHION

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NEW NEW BUSINESSES ADD ADD MORE VARIETY AT AT ROLLESTON SQUARE. SQUARE.

In

In

the

the

heart

heart

of

of

Rolleston,

Rolleston,

there

there are

are

more

more

than

than

30

30

specialty

specialty

stores

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& more

more

exciting

exciting retailers

retailers

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THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

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INSIDE

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Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 5TH FeBRUARY , 2020

Sunny family home!

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. The chef of the family will delight

in the well-designed kitchen with its smooth stone

worktops, pyrolytic wall oven, induction cooktop, and

well-designed cutlery draws plus a convenient scullery.

Enjoy great indoor outdoor flow through the various

ranchsliders to enjoy summer entertaining overlooking

the large and private 1144m2 section with easy care

gardens and double gates for ease of access for a boat or

trailer. Sit back and put your feet up in the 2nd living room

where you can unwind and relax!

Located near the heart of West Melton village, a short

stroll to West Melton Primary, Playground, park and tennis

court. This lovely home is sure to tick the boxes and early

inspection is recommended.

Listing ID: ROU71492

Price: $699,000+

Angela Hunt

Contact:

Mobile: 021 548 777

Email: angela@pb.co.nz

Tanya Marillier

Contact:

Mobile: 027 383 3844

Email: tanya@pb.co.nz

Address: 16 Lynley Drive, West Melton

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Living, 2 Garage

For all your

real estate needs

Call your Property Brokers & Farmlands team

Property Brokers Selwyn | P 03 929 0306

pb.co.nz

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008


2

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

Got it Made on Adelaide

$539,000

WEB ID DFU74102

KIRWEE

6 Adelaide Street

Representing sensational value for growing families

seeking the next step in size and practicality while

enjoying a friendly provincial locality without sacrificing

convenience to big-city amenities. Light and sunny and

incredibly comfy featuring double-glazing and logburner

and well set up for socialising with twin living

areas opening to a covered patio and pool. Without a

doubt one of the most high-value homes given the size,

versatility and price-point. Viewing welcome via private

inspection or open homes - contact Amy today.

VIEW Sunday 9 Feb 11.30 - 12.00pm

Here`s a Surprise!

$349,000

WEB ID LEU74214

SOUTHBRIDGE

5 broad street

This home is nestled into just over 800m2 of mature

trees and established lawns and gardens which offer

privacy for fabulous outdoor living. An attached deck is

a great place to spend summer evenings with friends,

having BBQ`s and al-fresco dining. The home has been

lovingly renovated and decorated making this a modern

and comfortable home. The large kitchen offers loads of

space for family dining with great storage and workable

space.

VIEW By Appointment

3

2

NEW LISTING

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

1

4

NEW LISTING

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

1

2

All the boxes ticked

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROU74010

PARKLANDS

11 Courtfield Close

This beautifully presented re-build on an easy care

section is perfect for professionals, families or retirees

looking for a great location and modern conveniences.

Only 3 years young this home offers you space and

comfort and is designed with functionality in mind. With

a fantastic open plan kitchen and that all important

butler's pantry, you will also be spoilt with Smeg

appliances, stone bench tops, a 90cm gas hob, a coffee

nook and so much more.

VIEW Sunday 9 Feb 11.00 - 11.30am

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 20th

February, 2020 at 4.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

Family Dream

$595,000

WEB ID DFU73570

DARFIELD

156D Horndon Street

Immediately ingratiating and lifestyle liberating where a

modern family home combines classic elegance with a

relaxed ambience on a full sized, family-friendly section.

Just six years old and softly lived in by loving occupiers

featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including master

ensuite with walk-thru robe and its own set of doubledoors

to decking. Expanses of tiling, floating central

island and butlers pantry denote a kitchen designed for

the serious chef with choices of formal or casual hosting.

VIEW Sunday 9 Feb 1.30 - 2.00pm

4

4

NEW LISTING

Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844

tanya@pb.co.nz

2

2

NEW LISTING

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

2

3

Awaiting New Owner

Truly Unique $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.

VIEW By Appointment

John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

NEW LISTING

44.2907 Hectares BUYERS $1,700,000+

WEB ID LER73921

SPRINGSTON

Cnr Days and Goodericks Road

Location: Corner Days and Goodericks Road, Springston.

Property Use: Dairy Grazing and Support

WEB ID LEU74317

SOUTHBRIDGE

88 High Street

Charming 2 double bedroom home, Open plan Living

heat pump plus a feature Art Deco Tile fire surround

with inbuilt logfire. Rimu Paneling hallway & floors,

shower over bath. Large 3 vehicle block garage with

workshop area plus a single garage.easy care 638m

section walking distance to school and all amenities.

Ideal first home or renovators dream project.

pb.co.nz

View By Appointment

Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $295,000+

2

1

4

• 13 Main Paddocks stock trough water

• 6 inch mainline with Hydrants

• Irrigation consent 26 litres per second expiry date

31/1/2035

• Waimari Peat Loam, Flaxton deep clay loam and

Taitapu sandy loam soils

VIEW By Appointment

Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz


3

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

Delightful in a Linea $589,000

WEB ID ROU71303

ROLLESTON

13 Bethany Road

Superbly positioned and offering great street appeal in a

delightful linear clad, this property is perfect for

everyone from first home buyers to retirees, and is

offered to the market by vendor who is determined to

achieve a result. Inside, three bedrooms are

complemented by two bathrooms (including an ensuite

off the master) and a well-appointed modern kitchen.

The open-plan living area offers plenty of versatility and

there is also a separate lounge to accommodate guests

or growing families.

VIEW Sunday 9 Feb 1.00 - 1.30pm

Parking a plenty! BUYERS $569,000+

WEB ID ROU70154

ROLLESTON

75a Lowes Road

Tucked away from the main road, yet in a fabulous

location, is this wonderful property that is sure to tick

the boxes for those needing space for toys, a yard for

the kids and an entertaining area for the adults. A large

wooden deck off the dining & living areas is the perfect

place to host a bbq, sit back & relax after work, or watch

the children run around & enjoy the kids play house. Set

in warm neutral colours, the separate lounge & open

plan living areas are great for everyday living, whilst the

functional kitchen will make cooking family meals a

breeze.

VIEW By Appointment

Take Advantage

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844

tanya@pb.co.nz

BY NEGOTIATION

WEB ID LIU72669

ROLLESTON

15 Knights Road

Don't delay any longer.

Inspection of this 4 hectare block is sure to impress.

There is plenty of room for growing, relaxing and

entertaining.

The home features three bedrooms of generous

proportions and two bathrooms. Expansive open plan

living leads to sun drenched patios. Heat pump and

pellet fire offer year-round comfort. Three car internal

access garage. Excellent Hatfield and Templeton soils

suited to lucerne, arable or livestock of your choice.

Subdivided into 13 paddocks. Excellent sheds including

new stable complex.

VIEW Sunday 9 Feb 1.45 - 2.30pm

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Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

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34 Rossall Crescent

If you have been searching for a lovely high spec

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you to call home! Some of the desirable features in this

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• High spec kitchen with stone bench tops

• Double fridge space, WIP

• Separate living area

• Tiled floors in the bathrooms incl ensuite shower

• Separate laundry

• Large walk in linen storage

• Reticulated gas for hotwater and hobs

VIEW Sunday 9 Feb 1.30 - 2.00pm

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Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

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Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

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Welcome Shar

Property Brokers are proud to welcome Shar to our True Team.

Shar has invaluable industry experience and a strong

commitment to the community she lives in. Offering welldeveloped

negotiation skills and first class marketing you can

be sure your home is in capable hands to achieve top dollar.

Now is an excellent time to call Shar for a no obligation

appraisal of your home if you are thinking of selling. Call now.

Shar Simôn

Residential/Lifestyle Sales Consultant

M 027 555 0654

E shar@pb.co.nz

pb.co.nz

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008

Welcome Tanya

Property Brokers Selwyn is proud to welcome Tanya to our team.

As a proven salesperson with a track record of exceptional

negotiation skills and customer service, she will be a great asset

to both us as a brand and yourselves as new or existing clients.

If you are thinking of selling, now is the perfect opportunity to give

Tanya a call.

Tanya Marillier

Residential/Lifestyle Sales Consultant

M 027 383 3844

E tanya@pb.co.nz

pb.co.nz

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008


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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

DARFIELD 4 Piako Drive

'Setlar Manor'

Welcome to the magic of this very desirable and welcoming,

charming home that will tick all the boxes for size, privacy, sweeping

lawns, and stunning garden. This fifteen-year-old home is 285m2

(approximate), north and west facing to capture the sun on a

5,000m2 section, and set back from the no through road giving it a

very tranquil feeling with oodles of privacy. The very inviting formal

entranceway into the home provides access through to the large

open-plan kitchen/dining and family living area. This offers lots of

natural light with glass sliding doors flowing out to a large outside

BBQ area and the garden, an excellent place to entertain or just to sit

and relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the garden. Conveniently

located off the living area is a separate formal lounge. Up the hallway

are four bedrooms (the master with an en suite and walk-in robe), a

family bathroom, laundry, and an office. This home provides

excellent storage. The home is double glazed and heated with two

heat pumps and an electric wall heater, hot water is provided by gas.

The large triple car garage provides access into the home. A divine

cottage garden surrounds the home, plus great vegetable gardens

and a glasshouse.

4 2 3

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY

GST Inclusive

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 4.00pm, Thursday 20 February

VIEW Sunday 2.00-2.30pm

Min Cookson

M 027 249 5417

E min.cookson@pggwrightson.co.nz

pggwre.co.nz/DAR30921

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

Helping grow the country

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

50 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston

139 Lowes Road, Rolleston

OffERS OVER $749,000

Your Own Private Oasis Awaits!

Offering large-scale living in a park-like setting,

this superb 6 bedroom home boasts impressive

dimensions & delivers an exceptionally comfortable

lifestyle in the Clearview Primary school zone.

With a soaring stud in the open plan living area &

a large formal lounge, energy efficiency & comfort

have been thoughtfully considered with the home

featuring solar panels, an HRV system, a night

store heater, log burner & gas fire. Well positioned

on a sprawling 1880m2 section with established

trees & pristine lawns, there is also generous

garaging options for at least four vehicles. An

opportunity not to be missed, call Mike for more

information on this lovely property.

ENquiRiES OVER $509,000

So Much Value…

… such a great price! Contemporary living coupled with style & sophistication is evident throughout

this stunning 152sqm 3 double bedroom home in the heart of Faringdon. Stone benchtops, tiled

bathrooms inc showers, both with underfloor heating, large open plan living … these are just a few of

the many features & you really need to view this home to truly appreciate what is on offer. Sited on a

easily maintained 407sqm fully fenced section & beautifully presented, the vendor is keen to see a sold

sign! Don’t delay - contact Mike today to arrange your private viewing.

2 Jacks Drive, West Melton

ENquiRiES OVER $829,000

Spacious Haven of Relaxation!

Positioned upon a sizable 3171m2 in the lovely

Preston Downs & styled with an emphasis on

modern comfort, this generously proportioned

home hosts an entertainer’s kitchen with walk-in

pantry, five bedrooms (or 4 and a study) and 2

living areas. A choice of three patios also ensures

there is no shortage of alfresco entertaining

space.

Located in West Melton, if you are looking for

space & a relaxed pace of living then this could be

your next home.

Contact Mike today to find out more.

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Elyse Campbell

021 187 6217

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

Administrator

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)


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NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Darfield 13b Mulholland Drive

Halswell 23 Quaifes Road

Peace and tranquillity

A 2.350 hectare secluded rural property centrally

located and close to ski fields, rivers and walks, yet an

easy commute to Christchurch City and Darfield

township only minutes away. 299sqm permanent

material home, built in 2009 with a spacious, openplan

living/dining and kitchen area, and separate living

room. Expansive decking, giving you indoor-outdoor

flow to the sheltered BBQ area and further on to the

well landscaped and sheltered gardens. Recently built

four-bay shed with two lockable bays, subdivided into

four well sheltered paddocks.

bayleys.co.nz/5511495

5 2 2 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 27 Feb 2020

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View 3-3.30pm Sun 16 Feb or by appointment

Ben Turner 027 530 1400

ben.turner@bayleys.co.nz

Craig Blackburn 027 489 7225

craig.blackburn@bayleys.co.nz

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Exceptional position, with

great potential

Ideally situated within the Residential New

Neighbourhood zone (with potential to develop up to

15 houses/ha), this 4.25 hectare property will attract

those wishing to develop residential sections in this

ever-popular location. Alternatively, land-bank or

simply enjoy lifestyle living. This is a magnificent

opportunity for developers, investors and lifestyle

buyers alike located an easy 15-20 minute drive to the

central city.

bayleys.co.nz/5511524

3-4 1 1 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 18 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

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Lincoln McDonald Road

Stamp your mark

• Two titled bare land lots to take your pick from

• Each is a generous 5.05 hectares

• No covenants on either lot

• Minutes from the amenities of Lincoln

• Enjoy the views of the hills and the peaceful location

• Each block has boundary fencing

• Purchase one or purchase both if you seek a larger-sized property – make your dreams a reality!

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 1pm, Tue 3 Mar 2020

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5511634

bayleys.co.nz


Natural hazards to watch

out for when buying a home

When buying a home, it can be easy to

focus on the renovated kitchen or the

north-facing deck, but it’s important to

consider how the property might stand up

to a natural disaster.

For many New Zealanders, the first thing

that comes to mind is an earthquake.

“As Kiwis, we know all too well

how much damage a shake can

do to our homes,” says Real

Estate Authority (REA) Chief

Executive Kevin Lampen-

Smith. “However, there

are plenty of other hazards

mother nature may throw at

us, including tsunamis, volcanic

eruptions and hydrothermal activity

such as hydrothermal eruptions, ground

subsidence and gas emissions.”

Other calamities include a fire, flood,

storm damage or even a tornado. When

working to identify natural hazards that

might affect a home, the best place to

start is to get the property inspected by an

appropriately qualified professional. This

will give buyers an idea of any damage

from past natural events.

“Check that they’ll consider how

chimneys, foundations and retaining walls

might perform or be affected by natural

hazards. Ask them to comment on the

maintenance of the house,” says Lampen-

Smith.

“If the home is being sold by a licensed

real estate salesperson, buyers can ask

them anything they want to know about

the property. The agent can’t withhold any

information they know.”

Lampen-Smith says the local council

is another great resource, as they should

have information about any hazards

present at the address. Some of this

information may be available free of

charge, but it can be a good idea to pay for

a land information memorandum (LIM)

report, which will provide buyers with a

fuller picture of that property.

“It’s also important to find out about

the history of the home, including

whether it has been the subject

of an EQC [Earthquake

Commission] claim and

whether that claim has been

resolved,” Lampen-Smith

says.

Natural disasters do

happen, so to be protected

against damage or loss it’s

important to insure a property.

Buyers should call around different

insurers to get quotes for the house

they’re considering.

“Banks and other lenders usually require

the place to be insured from settlement

date, so an ‘uninsurable’ house can cause

trouble,” Lampen-Smith warns.

Buyers should also understand how the

risks that affect a home might change over

time.

“For example, insurance companies are

reassessing how they cover coastal or

clifftop properties due to the growing risk

of environmental damage. This means

that the cost of premiums may increase,

exclusions may be added, or insurance

cover may be withdrawn for some

properties as the risk changes.

Identifying potential risks should be

part of the due diligence process before

making an offer, and house hunters can

find a list of natural hazards to look

out for on the Real Estate Authority’s

independent website for buyers and

sellers, settled.govt.nz.

MOTIVATED VENDOR

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Tai Tapu Lots 1 and 2, 479 Old Tai Tapu Road

Auction - They have to go!

• Lot 1 - 4.50ha approx, title is imminent

• Lot 2 - 4.20ha approx, title is imminent

• Both lots are fenced, have electricity and water to

the boundary and wireless network available

• Site specific geotechnical reports are available

upon request

• Highly regarded location

• All the hard work has been done - buy and build!

• Highly motivated vendor means these lots must sell

on Auction day, if not sold prior. Move quickly to

ensure you don't miss out!

bayleys.co.nz/5511658

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Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 27 Feb 2020

3 Deans Ave, Chch

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

stage 8

noW AvAiLABLE

Birchs road, LincoLn

• Competitively priced starting

from $270,000

• Generously sized residential

sections ranging from 750sqm

to over 1,200sqm

• Minutes’ walk into the Lincoln

township to enjoy an array of

cafes, restaurants, amenities

and schooling options

• Buy and build amongst other

new quality homes

• Approximately 20 minutes’

drive into the Central City via

the Southern Motorway

• Limited sections still available

in Stages 5, 6 and 7

contact chris or nathan to secure a section in Barton Fields.

For more information visit bayleys.co.nz/556071

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys, Licensed Under the REA 2008

n

chris Jones

027 220 5043

03 375 4700

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

nathan collett

027 826 1535

03 375 4700

nathan.collett@bayleys.co.nz


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BUILDERS! Don’t wait until you’re

completed before you go to the market!

SOLD

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.

SOLD

38 Zabeel Street, Lincoln

Sold before Gib stage.

SOLD

18 Jean Archie Drive, Rolleston

Sold after completion.

SOLD

3a Marvell Lane, Rolleston

Sold during painting stage.

SOLD

100 Oaks Drive, Lincoln

Sold of the plans before

construction had started.

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

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786 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

11 Russell Lilley Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Lincoln

10 Joy Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

727 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

119 Walkers Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

43 Glendene Court (off Mary Brittan Drive), Rolleston

Harcourts Hornby

236 Lakeside Ridge Road, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

12 Donatello Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

6 Fibonacci Way, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

606 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

3 Rotherham Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

31 Amur Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

8 Alfie Lane, Lincoln

Harcourts Hornby

34 King Street, Coalgate

Matson & Allan Darfield

1207 Leeston Dunsandel Road, Dunsandel

Bayleys Canterbury

3 Dunlop Crescent, Rolleston

Property Brokers

10 Slattery Lane, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

6 Milton Court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

35 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

49 Liffeyfields Drive, Lincoln

Bayleys Canterbury

13 Corriedale Lane, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

142 Aberdeen Road, Prebbleton

Ray White Rolleston

357 Hanmer Road, Irwell

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Tips for first home buyers

Struggling to get on the property ladder

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

Estate Authority (REA) research has found

that more than half of all first home buyers

– even the ones who successfully buy a

property – find the process stressful and

overwhelming.

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

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

legal process and a huge financial deal,”

says REA chief executive Kevin Lampen-

Smith. “We want to empower them to feel

more confident and in control when they’re

making such a big decision.”

1. SORT OUT YOUR FINANCES

You’ll already know that saving is a big

part of getting ready to buy, but do you

know what else you need to do?

Getting financial advice from a qualified

advisor could be a useful step in your

planning. Owning a property means you’re

responsible for all the maintenance and

repairs – and for paying rates and insurance.

Owning an apartment may also mean you

need to pay body corporate fees. These costs

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

rented for a long time.

“It’s also a good idea to get conditional

pre-approved finance arranged so you can

move quickly when you spot a property you

really like,” Lampen-Smith says. “Having

conditional pre-approval lets you know the

price range you can buy in and it shows

agents and sellers that you’re a serious buyer.

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

property at auction.”

Don’t forget to explore ways that

you might be able to get help from the

Government. There are various forms of

assistance available if you’re a KiwiSaver

member, buying in certain areas, want

to buy a former Housing New Zealand

property or are Māori and want to live on

your ancestral land.

2. NEEDS VS WANTS

Many first home buyers discover a big gap

between what they’d like to buy and what

they can afford when they first start looking.

“Sit down and write a tight list of what

your absolute must-haves are, then work

out what you’re willing to compromise on,”

Lampen-Smith says.

If you’re thinking about pets and children

arriving in the short-to-medium term, think

about how these will change your needs.

Will you need to be near to childcare or

schools? Will you need a fenced property?

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

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

property’ checklist on settled.govt.nz that

will help you keep track of all the questions

to ask about a property. This is especially

useful if you’re looking at more than one

property at a time.”

3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Don’t let your desperation to find

somewhere blind you to a property’s faults.

“Do as much research as you can about a

property,” Lampen-Smith says. “That means

getting a lawyer on board to make sure all

the paperwork is in order and to help you

understand if there are any issues. We also

recommend getting a qualified building

inspector who has professional indemnity

insurance to prepare a comprehensive

report on the property.”

If you’re worried about paying for this

kind of report before you make an offer (due

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

them a condition of your offer. Remember

that paying for good advice is an investment

that will buy you more peace of mind than a

quick once-over by a mate.

4. RECOGNISE YOUR LIMITS

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

especially for first-home buyers, but we’re

not all blessed with the right skills. Factor

this in before you make an offer on a

‘renovator’s dream’.

“Be honest with yourselves about how

much DIY you can really do, especially if

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

says.

“Getting professionals in to help will cost

more, but it will also make the process faster.

It may also be better in the long term when it

comes to selling the property if any work has

been done properly with the right consents.”

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.

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Constructing your

outdoor living space

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Decking and paved areas increase

outdoor living space, providing cooler

places to relax on hot balmy summer

evenings. They add interest to a home and

provide a lead out to the lawn and garden.

Such structural elements break up a large

garden offering ways to reduce grassed

areas.

If choosing stone chip for barbecue

or seating areas, ensure the ground is

level and weed free. Weed mat under the

stones helps minimise weeds though the

stones can spill onto the lawn, blunting

lawnmower blades.

Paving slabs or bricks can be fitted into

stoned paths, patios or courtyards. Pavers

are more permanent. They come in a

variety of colours and sizes and can easily

be lifted when making changes to your

garden layout.

Good ground preparation pays off.

Sketch or mark the area to be paved using

string. Check there is no underground

wiring or drainage close to the surface and

kill off all weeds.

Regulations require paved areas be a

minimum of one metre below the internal

finished floor level. The correct height

is dependent on the type of flooring and

cladding of a home (see www.weathertight.org.

nz/new-buildings/detail-solutions/floor-levelsand-clearances).

You will also want to fit the

pavers higher than the surrounding area and

allow a 10-30 millimetre run-off. Heavier use

areas need a thicker base with more soil dug

out.

Hammer in a stake then tie string around to

mark the lowest and highest points and guide

the laying of the pavers. Spread crushed stone

over the prepared ground to create a hard base,

then a 2-5 centimetre layer of sand to assist

drainage and prevent the pavers sagging over

time (especially where the ground is soft).

Place the pavers straight down, minimising

walking on the sand base. Cut pavers with

a stone cutter and compress with a plate

compactor. Plastic, aluminium, steel or

concrete edge restraints may be fitted to help

retain the shape of the paved area. Lastly

sweep crusher dust over the joints to

ensure the pavers sit evenly and water

pooling is avoided.

More permanent and durable options

are concrete and asphalt though can be

stark and glary for outdoor areas. This is

overcome by choosing coloured concrete

or a different finish like exposed aggregate.

For an earthy look, decking is ideal

– constructed from pine, hardwood or

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reasonably durable. Bamboo is strong.

Hardwood is durable, attractive and

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