Selwyn Times: February 12, 2020

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Nearly

20 per cent

of Selwyn

residents

were born

overseas

Lincoln High School’s Jenna Borthwick

has been named in the New Zealand

junior track cycling team for the world

championships in August. She talks to

sports reporter Jacob Page on page 13

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Devon Bolger

NEARLY 20 per cent of the

district is made up of people born

overseas.

Data from the 2018 census

shows 11,910 people have come

from across the globe and settled

in Selwyn.

They make up 19.85 per cent of

the 59,979 people living in the district

who stated their birthplace.

That is up from 7278 in the 2013

census and 4749 in 2006.

People born in the United Kingdom

and Ireland make up the

largest percentage of those born

overseas at 37.1 per cent – there

were 4422 living in the district at

the time of the census.

There were 2814 residents born

in Asia and 1416 in the Middle

East and Africa.

Dave Fitzjohn of Greendale is

British and moved to the district

with his wife April and two

daughters from Singapore about

20 years ago.

He said they were first shocked

by the amount of land you could

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MORE EVIDENCE of the changing

dynamics of the Selwyn District on page 1

today.

Statistics just released from the 2018 census

show nearly 20 per cent of the district is

made up of people born overseas.

Of the nearly 60,000 living in the district, almost 12,000 are

from different parts of the globe.

Given we are now into 2020 that figure could even be higher.

People born in the United Kingdom and Ireland make up the

largest number from overseas at 4422, followed by Asia (2814) and

1416 from the Middle East and Africa.

On another note, congratulations to Lincoln High School’s

Jenna Borthwick who has made the New Zealand junior track

cycling team for the world championships in Cairo.

The hard work has paid off.

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Police urge residents to be vigilant

following increase in car break-ins

• By Devon Bolger

ONGOING CAR break-ins

in the district could be easily

prevented if people tighten up on

security.

That is the message from police

following an increase in breakins

over the last few weeks.

Sergeant Alex Pickover said it

is the Faringdon subdivision in

Rolleston that is mainly being

targeted.

“We are getting quite a few

vehicle interferences in that subdivision

recently, it is certainly

very apparent,” he said.

What is concerning police

most is the number of vehicles

that were left unlocked or had

valuables inside.

“People are leaving their

vehicles unsecured and with

valuables still inside so it’s a big

issue at the moment.

“You’d be absolutely surprised

and shocked about some of the

things that have been taken. In

the past, we have had people

leave unlocked cars on their

driveway with the garage door

remote still inside,” Sergeant

Pickover said.

The break-ins are generally

PREVENTION: Following an increase in vehicle interferences,

police are reminding people to lock their vehicles, take the keys

out and not leave valuables.

happening at night between

about 9pm till midnight or early

hours of the morning.

Sergeant Pickover said implementing

a ‘9pm security check’

is a good way to ensure you can

sleep easy at night.

“This means at 9pm each night

getting up and checking valuables

are out of your vehicle and

it is secure, doors and windows

in your home are secure as well

as any garages or sheds.”

Thieves usually search vehicles

for cash, bank cards, sunglasses,

GPS, mobiles phones, laptops,

wallets and purses, sports equipment

and clothing.

VIGILANT: The key advice

from a flyer being distributed

by police throughout the

district to prevent more car

break-ins. ​

Sergeant Pickover said: “The

key advice is to always lock your

vehicle, remove valuables, park

in well-lit areas when possible

and take documents containing

personal information with you.

“You shouldn’t leave keys to

your house or other things in

your vehicle either.”

Police are also encouraging

neighbours and the community

to stick together.

“If you see anything suspicious

do call 111 straight away. We

would just be looking for a

description, a direction of travel

and things like that.”

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PROHIBITED FIRE

Fire services were called in

to extinguish a small fire in

Brookside on Thursday. The

Leeston brigade was called to the

fire on Brookside and Irwell Rd

at about 4.30pm. Chief fire officer

Lloyd Clausen said a member

of the public was burning gorse

and that is was disappointing

to see the total fire ban not

being adhered to. The incident

will be followed-up by Fire and

Emergency New Zealand.

YOUTH SKILLS PROGRAMME

Ellesmere Ward councillor Shane

Epiha is seeking expressions

of interest for young people

wanting to take part in vocational

experience in the transport and

civil construction industry. The

initiative will be run by Cr Epiha

on a Friday perhaps once a month

and will introduce interested job

seekers, either new or looking to

re-skill, into the industry through

a network of partners. To express

your interest email shane.epiha@

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Upgrade

begins at

recovery park

• By Devon Bolger

WORK ON upgrading the Pines

Resource Recovery Park has

begun.

District council solid waste

manager Andrew Boyd said the

project has commenced and will be

completed by June this year.

The contract for the first stage

of the Pines Resource Recovery

Park ‘reconnect’ project has been

awarded to CB Civil.

The budget for the project is

$1.85 million.

Mr Boyd said the first stage

includes relocating and expanding

the recycling and reusables dropoff

area, with a canopy, parking

and operational area.

“Further stages of the reconnect

project will be built form 2021-

2024 and will include a reuse shop,

salvage materials yard, education

centre, microenterprise units and a

multi-purpose waste hub.”

The project aims to keep pace

with the increasing demand and

provide improved opportunities for

sorting, recycling, reprocessing and

repurposing of waste at the park.

Selwyn Times reported last year,

the total amount of rubbish going

to landfill had jumped 49.1 per

cent from 12,506 tonnes in 2012 to

18,646 tonnes in 2018.

Population continues to grow

•From page 1

“When we first started looking

to buy, we could get a couple of

acres for the same price as what

you’d get in the UK for a twobedroom

apartment.

“We thought wow two acres,

we are going be like kings so we

decided to buy a bit of land in

Greendale.”

Census

2018 data also

shows 6000

residents are of

Maori descent

up from 3861

in 2013.

There

Sam Broughton

are 5067

45-49-yearolds

living in the district, making

it the most common age group.

It was revealed last week

that the district had the highest

population and economic

growth in the country over the

past 10 years.

Economic profile figures from

data analysts Infometrics show

from 2009 to 2019, the district’s

population grew by an average of

5.2 per cent each year.

That is ahead of the Queenstown

Lakes District on 4.5 per

cent.

Gross domestic product in

the Selwyn District grew by an

annual average of 6.5 per cent,

COMMUNITY: The district’s diversity has been proven with

census 2018 data showing nearly 20 per cent of the district

having been born overseas.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

again ahead of Queenstown

Lakes on four per cent.

The district also had the largest

growth in population in the

country for last year at 5.3 per

cent.

Last year, employment in the

district increased by 3.8 per cent,

the third-highest growth in job

numbers nationally.

Unemployment remained

almost unchanged at 2.4 per

cent.

The tourism market in the district

grew by 15.7 per cent over

the 2019 year, bringing in just

over $59 million to the district.

Mayor Sam Broughton says

it is good to see so many people

recognising what a great place

Selwyn is to live.

“We welcome the people who

have joined us in calling Selwyn

home over the last 10 years. We

knew this place was good, and

now we share this with many

new arrivals.

“Our planning and investment

in quality infrastructure means

we can cater for future growth

which continues to bring many

new amenities to existing residents,”

he said.

Within the district, the figures

BY THE NUMBERS

The places of birth of

those living in Selwyn

according to 2018 census:

New Zealand – 48,066

United Kingdom and

Ireland – 4422

Asia – 2814

Middle East and Africa –

1416

Australia – 1146

Europe (excluding UK and

Ireland) – 963

North America – 483

Pacific Islands – 438

Other – 237

show Lincoln was the fastest

growing township in 2019, with

its population increasing by 10

per cent to 7380.

West Melton saw the biggest

change in population over the

decade growing by almost 17 per

cent to 2250.

Dairy farming and manufacture

of dairy products were the

biggest employers in the region

last year, followed by defence,

higher education and housing

construction.

Last year, primary industries

made up 17.6 per cent of the

district’s GDP, followed by

manufacturing, 12.6 per cent,

and construction, 8.1 per cent.

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Borrowing for major

projects begins

• By Devon Bolger

THE DISTRICT council

has begun the new

borrowing strategy that

will help to fund its major

projects.

The first step in the borrowing

took place at the

Local Government Funding

Agency tender last

Wednesday.

A district council

spokesman said it announced

its intention to

borrow funds at the tender.

The money was expected

to be received on Monday,

he said.

The district council

sought five individual

loans, each $5 million,

which will bring the total

debt to $35.2 million.

One of the loans is intended

for the refinancing

of the current LGFA Zero

Coupon Security and the

funds will be held until

they are required.

A report presented to the

audit and risk subcommittee

said: “The borrowing

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will ensure adequate funding

is available for the capital

programme, including

construction of the Indoor

Courts, Selwyn Aquatic

Centre extension and the

Rolleston Town Centre.”

The total borrowing is

expected to hit $50 million

by June 30 this year.

Committee chairman

councillor Murray Lemon

said it is a particularly good

time to borrow and it will

keep costs off of ratepayers.

“The big change really

is that we’re going from

having money in the kitty

to borrowing. That is to

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extend the timeframes and

costs of these projects over

multi-generations.

“They are multigenerational

facilities, we

don’t want to put that cost

only on to the current

ratepayer,” he said.

In November, Selwyn

Times reported the district

council expected to borrow

up to $50 million as part of

the new financial strategy.

Corporate services

group manager Greg Bell

said the district council is

implementing the borrowing

now because of its large

capital project programme.

“If we tried to fund it all

very quickly, people now

would be paying a lot more

and people in the future

will benefit so the aim is to

have that equity over time,”

he said.

Mr Bell said there will

not be any rates increases

because of the borrowing

and projections show

expected rates revenue

over the next 20 years will

cover the cost of it.

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Dave Fitzjohn

Travel and teaching leads to a passion for

Greendale resident Dave

Fitzjohn is the chairman

of the Lincoln Envirotown

Trust. He talks to Devon

Bolger about his work

with the environment

and how he ended up in

Selwyn

What got you started with the

Lincoln Envirotown Trust?

Largely it was not quite by

accident but I had been away on

a long trip overseas due to which

I had given up my actual serious

day job and then when I got

back, I was looking for part-time

work. The first one I saw was

to be a responsible business coordinator

[with the trust] which

was basically visiting businesses,

looking at their environmental,

sustainable practices and giving

awards. That was at the beginning

of 2014 and I didn’t even

know about the trust. It was a

really positive experience and

I was really impressed with the

work they were doing.

How did you make it all the

way to being the chairman?

First of all, I got asked to coordinate

the whole responsible

thing. Not just wander around,

but be in charge of the people

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at the same time, I was asked

if I could add being a project

manager of Lincoln Envirotown

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When I was project manager

there, the founding chairwoman

was Sue Jarvis, and then came

Sam Rowland, who’s still very

active in the trust. She was chairwoman

for two years.

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When she packed up as chairwoman,

I adamantly thought:

No I’m project manager I won’t

be chairman but then you know

push came to shove and I decided

well yes, I will do it.

What has kept you with the

trust all this time?

I have to mention the people.

We have a great body of trustees,

some who have been there since

the trust started in 2007, but

enough new ones to keep us

adapting and coming up with

new ideas.

I am not the only part-time

employee. The gardens co-ordinator

Ruth Wood is responsible

for the community garden, the

co-ordinator of Selwyn Timebank,

Evelien Huismans, and

the trust coordinator Meredith

Jones, who does all the hard routine

admin work while I enjoy

the high profile stuff. In truth,

we do most of the work together

and this partnership is a great

motivator.

Are there any achievements

that stand out?

When I first started as project

manager with the trust I was doing

a lot of the stuff we had done

before. Things like the Kim Hill

hot topic and the crafts we do for

kids. I think probably the thing I

enjoyed the most, because it was

me who started it, implemented

it and got the resources sorted,

was when we did battery recycling

in Lincoln which proved

quite popular.

The other one is the Selwyn

Timebank. It’s a fantastic community

venture which puts people

in touch with each other and

gets them helping each other out.

This is great for a district that has

a lot of new people coming into

it. It is growing as all our projects

seem to be.

You mentioned a long trip

overseas?

It was kind of an ancient

backpackers expedition, we went

everywhere. We had to sell a

property in the UK because my

wife’s mother had died, we just

basically took a year off, went

to the UK via the Americas and

we came back across Russia and

Mongolia. It was a total trip of a

lifetime, it won’t happen again.

What kind of work did you do?

My old background, you could

say, was in education. I was a

kind-of teacher up until I came

to New Zealand.

When I got here, I did work in

education for a while but I found

it really difficult to go back and be

a normal teacher. I lasted about

six months at Christchurch Girls’

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the environment

Basically, I had been in education

administration overseas so I had

probably been pretty spoilt and

found going back to full-time

teaching quite difficult.

How did you end up in New

Zealand?

I grew up in Kenya and was

there until I went to university in

the United Kingdom and then I

went back to Kenya to work.

My mother lived in Kenya the

entire time, she died there. I just

really liked the tropics and wideopen

spaces. I ended up going

back there for about 12 years.

I became deputy principal of a

school there. I left largely because

we had just had a daughter and

at the time you couldn’t even

really take her in the car with

you in Nairobi. You would have

a chance of having guns pointed

at you from people trying to take

your car. If you’re on your own

that’s fine but if there is a child it’s

much harder.

We never actually got held up

by the way but that was the atmosphere

over there.

We ended up going to Singapore

and spent about eight years

there which was amazing. We

visited New Zealand and much

preferred that to our frequent

returns to the UK to see my wife’s

parents. It wasn’t as grey, it wasn’t

as cold and it was a lot of fun.

TRAVEL: Greendale’s Dave Fitzjohn exploring nature in

Botswana, Africa, after driving up from Cape Town.

So we asked New Zealand if we

could come here to live and you

said yes. We arrived on September

10, 2001. You can probably

guess why that date stuck in my

mind. The first news we heard

when we got here wasn’t about

New Zealand at all.

Why did you choose Selwyn?

We flew straight into Christchurch.

We rented just by pure

coincidence in Kirwee, we were

told it was only 20min from town

so thought why not.

Then when we started looking

to buy, we could get a couple of

acres as the same price as what

you’d get a two-bedroom apartment

for in the UK. We thought

wow two acres, we are going to be

like kings, so we decided to buy a

bit of land in Greendale.

Can you tell me about your

family?

My wife April Fitzjohn was

deputy principal at Weedons

School for many years and

still teaches there. She largely

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LINCOLN

concerns herself with turning

kids, staff and parents into ecowarriors.

It seems to run in the

family a bit.

I also have two daughters one

is 28 one is 25. New Zealand and

where we live has been really

good for them.

Why do you think people

should care about the environment?

The thing is: If all of it goes, if

New Zealand just becomes one

big commercial farm, I think

that is a huge loss. I think we’d

become a pretty boring bunch of

people without a beautiful environment

to live in.

What environmental issues

are you most passionate about?

It’s an old chestnut and always

sounds boring but I actually do

think the climate is changing.

Not just because of things I’ve

read but every time I open the

news I would say three or four of

the major news stories relate to

something going wrong because

of it.

The floods in Africa and things

like that. Every time people say

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The Springston community

and reserves, hall and sports bar

committees are groups that aim to

better the township.

Community and reserves committee

chairman Rupert Tipples

said a number of members are

retiring at the election and they

are looking for new blood.

“If you want to make a real

difference and get involved in the

important issues in Springston

such as village services, playgrounds,

reserve issues, speeding

and parking near the school then

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the election for efficiency, only

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Beware of being trapped by fire

• By Sophie Cornish

PEOPLE ARE being warned not

to go to areas they may not be

able to escape from if a major fire

breaks out in Canterbury.

The warning comes from

fire chiefs and police in the

aftermath of the recent hot

weather. The fire risk for parts

of the region

remain high.

Fire and

Emergency

New

Zealand is

encouraging

people to

avoid isolated

Wayne

Hamilton

areas that

have only one

or two entry

and exit

points, one example being

the Yarrs Flat Wildlife

Management Reserve near Lake

Ellesmere.

Said FENZ specialist fire

investigator Wayne Hamilton:

“Stay away from those areas.

People need to be conscious

that they are entering high fire

danger areas,” he said.

All walks in areas with vegetation

should be limited to the cool

of the morning, Mr Hamilton

said.

FENZ is also asking for people

TINDER DRY: Wolfes Rd, is a no exit leading to Yarrs Flat Wildlife Management Reserve near

Lake Ellesmere.

to save outdoor activities in

rural vegetation areas, such as

motor-cycling, trail-biking and

dirt-biking for a cooler day when

the fire risk is lower.

Additionally, FENZ is asking

motorists to not park their cars

on dry vegetation.

“It’s a real issue; vehicles

cause a lot of fires. It is very

important they park on gravelled

areas, don’t drive off the road

on to areas of vegetation,” Mr

Hamilton.

A total fire ban continues in

the entire Canterbury region,

meaning lighting any fires is

strictly prohibited.

A small amount of drizzle

does not make a difference to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

fire risk conditions, Mr

Hamilton warned.

“Unless we get significant

rain, people should not be

complacent, it doesn’t make a

difference.”

• Phone 111 immediately if

you see or smell smoke,

or see any suspicious

behaviour.

Cycleway

progress

BOTH ENDS of the Leeston to

Doyleston cycleway are nearly

complete.

District council transportation

asset manager Andrew Mazey

said the work within the road reserve

at the Leeston end has been

completed.

Work at the Doyleston end is

nearly finished,

“The council is in the process

of confirming the remaining

route of the cycleway which will

be constructed off-road for the

section between the Leeston and

Doyleston ends.

“This has largely been agreed

and the final steps are under way

to do this,” he said.

An expected date of completion

cannot be provided, Mr Mazey

said.

“It depends on when the remaining

route can be confirmed

and when the contract can be let.

“Working in the winter period

would be problematic so if we are

not able to get under way before

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Wednesday February 12 2020 11

Handling screaming in public

PRIOR TO last week, I’d

managed to contain the majority

of Vittoria’s toddler tantrums to

within the realm of my house

or the house of a relative (or an

aeroplane when she was four

months old, but that was a long

time ago).

Now, I know the feeling of

having complete strangers look at

you in horror, because they likely

believe you are either kidnapping

a toddler, or murdering it.

Vittoria’s Nan overnighted at

our place last week to both make

it easier to get to her work shifts

and to allow me to go to dragon

boat training by looking after

Vittoria.

In an effort to repay my mum’s

help I offered to play driver on

some errands for her.

To my eternal gratitude, my

mum’s a keen bargain hunter,

so while we were on the errands

in Hornby we, of course, had

to stop in to check for some at

Dress-Smart.

I’d not taken Vittoria to a mall

since she’s been at full toddler

stage, so I was a little apprehensive.

Her behaviour put me in a

false sense of security though.

She was happy to hold my hand

while walking or just play around

the little rides you find in malls.

Particularly a Spot ride, that

yellow dog is a clear favourite

book character currently.

So following her around as she

FAVOURITE: A quiet moment

with Spot before things went

downhill.

explored while Mum looked for

what she needed seemed a good

plan – until Vittoria saw the ice

cream shop.

Oh Lord, why do they always

put pictures of strawberries at

toddler height on those things?

As soon as she saw it she made

a beeline through the legs of

the good folks waiting on their

chilled treat to point at a picture

of strawberries and ice cream

and proudly say “storbies” with a

huge grin on her face.

It was then that I made the fatal

error of saying “no love, we’re

not having ice cream.”

My face must have been as red

as those damn strawberries as

VITTORIA

& Matt

I plucked the screaming ball of

rage that had replaced my daughter

from the front of the shop.

I dared not look at the faces of

the other adults, but in my mind

they were very disapproving.

She was top of the lungs going

for it. Writhing, kicking,

throwing her shoes around and

trying to just leave with strangers

on the lift. I fully doubt they

wanted to share the lift with her

though, they looked just as put

off as everyone else. I think, eye

contact was not something I was

keen on.

So after what felt like an hour

of this, I get a phone call from

mum saying she was done and

wanted to meet up. To get ice

cream.

Grandparents eh? So after all

that, Vittoria got her strawberry

ice cream and I got a lesson in

how much perceived looks of

disapproval can make you sweat.

I also got ice cream, which took

the edge off a little.

• 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

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First goal reached for 16-year-old cyclist

• By Jacob Page

LINCOLN HIGH School’s

Jenna Borthwick has achieved

a goal she has been working

towards for the past four years.

The 16-year-old cyclist, who

lives in Springston, has been

selected in the 13-strong New

Zealand junior track cycling

team for the world championships

in Cairo, Egypt, in

August, which was named on

Friday night.

“This has been something I

have wanted to achieve since

I first heard about this when I

was 12-years-old,” she said.

“It’s pretty surreal.”

Jenna is one of six Cantabrians

to make the team with

Charlotte Spurway (Rangi

• By Jacob Page

RAIN MADE sure the semifinalists

were found with one

round to go in the Canterbury

Country 45-over cricket

competition.

All four matches in the

penultimate round were rained

off with the points shared.

It means Oxford, Cheviot,

Leeston-Southbridge and

Southbrook have qualified

for the semi-finals but the

finishing positions could be

affected depending on the

results of the final round of

games which will be played on

February 29.

The three-week break is

due to potential Hawke Cup

commitments for representative

players over the next fortnight

with Canterbury Country

travelling to Marlborough for

the zone final this weekend with

the winner getting a Hawke Cup

challenge the following week.

At the other end of the competition,

Lincoln and Weedons are

tied for the wooden spoon on 36

points with whoever finishes last

facing the potential prospect of

relegation from the top grade for

next season.

The final week of games will

Ruru), Mikaela Grant (Villa

Maria), Laurence Pithie (ex-

Christchurch Boys’ High

School), Ryan McLeod

(CBHS), and Sebastian Lipp

(Catholic Cathedral College)

also selected based off excellent

performances at Oceania

championships in October

and New Zealand championships

last month

Jenna said it turned out to

be an anxious wait for confirmation.

“We were told we would get

an email earlier than we did

so I got pretty nervous that

the email wasn’t going to arrive

with the news.”

She won five under-19

titles at the national championships

in Cambridge a

see high-flyers Oxford host

Lincoln, who will need an upset

to ensure their premier status for

next season.

Darfield welcome Weedons

which is in the same position as

Lincoln.

Second-placed Cheviot will

play Sefton and Leeston-Southbridge

will travel to Southbrook

eager to get a win after three

straight losses.

Leeston-Southbridge allrounder

Tim Gruijters leads the

fortnight ago to seal her spot.

Jenna won titles in the

omnium, scratch race, 500m

time trial, 2km individual

pursuit and the kerin.

She said she had decided to

switch her focus from sprint

events to the longer distances

12 months ago to try to make

the team.

“I saw that there were more

opportunities internationally

by doing that so I thought I

would give it a go after my

final year at under-17s.

“I never realised how much

training affected me during

a race.

“I could really see the

difference in the pursuits

and bunch racing and

how I was able to hold my

Rain ensures top four

confirmed for country cricket

POWER:

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Tim Gruijters

is leading the

Canterbury

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over most

valuable

player ranking

with one

round-robin

week to go.

PHOTO:

KAREN

CASEY

most valuable player standings

for the tournament with a week

to go.

He has 91 points, 14 ahead of

Oxford’s David Fulton with Cheviot’s

Will Hamilton a further

point back.

There will be two rounds of the

twenty20 competition held this

weekend.

Points – Oxford 72, Cheviot

68, Leeston 60, Southbrook 56,

Sefton 44, Darfield 44, Lincoln

36, Weedons 36.

endurance much better.

“I used to do one lap maximum

effort around Denton

Park and then I changed it to

four and I noticed a big difference.”

Borthwick said she was

keen to talk to other risers

who have competed at the

event in previous years as she

will be eligible for a second

time in 2021.

The team will meet for

several training camps at

Cambridge with the first one

set for April.

“The reality is that the hard

work starts again.

“It opens a lot more

opportunities for me,

potentially more racing

overseas for me.”

• By Jacob Page

SEVERAL SELWYN junior

tennis players have earned

Canterbury selection for the

national age-group teams event

in April.

The 12s and 14s age-group

event will be held at Wilding

Park from April 16 to 19 and

the 17s event will be held at the

Waikato Tennis Centre from

April 17 to 20.

Killinchy’s Sophia Amyes has

made the 12s, Irwell’s Nishita

Maarka has made the 14s team

and she will be joined by clubmate

Diego Quispe-Kim who

has made the 17s team.

Killinchy’s Ben Smith was

scheduled to be involved in an

eight-person play-off for one of

two spots in the 17s team.

Smith has been playing

Canterbury Country division

one men’s tennis regularly this

summer.

Teams representing Northern,

Auckland, Waikato, Central,

Canterbury and Southern will

DREAM: Jenna Borthwick has switched

her focus to longer track distances and

been rewarded with national selection.

PHOTO: GETTY

SPORT

National age-group

teams event snares

Selwyn tennis juniors

OPPORTUNITY: Irwell’s

Diego Quispe-Kim will be

part of the Canterbury

squad for the national teams

event in April.

take part across 12s, 14s and 17s

age-groups.

Each team will have four

boys and four girls and they

will compete in a round-robin

format against each region in

four singles matches and two

doubles with finalists confirmed

based on those results.

Senior country tennis was

rained out on Saturday.

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DARFIELD’S Sophie Townsend

won the Canterbury junior rider

series for the second year in a

row with a perfect score of threeout-of-three

wins during the

Canterbury Championships on

Saturday.

The 17-year-old said she had

not been counting her wins this

season but was delighted to wrap

up the series at the National

Equestian Centre at McLeans

Island.

“He felt really good,” she said

of her horse Kingslea Kiwi.

“It is a nice run up to the South

Island championships (this)

weekend in Blenheim and then

for the horse of the year show in

March.”

It was a great competition, with

seven combinations coming back

for a jump-off.

Three of them jumped clear in

SPORT

COMMANDING: Darfield’s Sophia Townsend and her horse

Kingslea Kiwi go back-to-back at the Canterbury junior rider

series on Saturday.

PHOTO: JANE THOMPSON

Perfect score earns

back-to-back titles

the second round with very little

between their times, with Sophie

finishing in a time of 39.88sec,

just 0.32sec ahead of her nearest

rival.

Darfield’s Georgia Allison, riding

Hokey Pokey won the Adrienne

Cromie Memorial Trophy

for show hunters.

Georgia had finished second in

this class last year.

“It is really cool to win this

class,” she said.

“I know Adrienne and I think

it is awesome to recognise and

remember her with this class and

the amazing trophy.”

Georgia does not have long left

with Hokey Pokey as he will be

going to his new owners in the

North Island after the horse of

the year show where she will be

competing in both show hunter

and the show ring.

TOP EFFORT:

Darfield’s

Georgia Allison

and her horse

Hokey Pokey

after winning

the Adrienne

Cromie

Memorial

Trophy for show

hunters at the

Canterbury

Championships,

on Saturday.

PHOTOS: JANE

THOMPSON

Brettkelly’s new driving force

pays off in strokeplay event

• By Gordon Findlater

HORORATA’S Dominic

Brettkelly is aiming to bring

the joy back to his golf game

after winning the Lamb and

Hayward Canterbury Strokeplay

Championship at Harewood on

Sunday.

Brettkelly is currently back

home after taking a break from

his studies on a golf scholarship

at Western Kentucky University

in the United States. During the

break, the 21-year-old is looking

to find enjoyment in the game

he loves after battling with the

mounting pressure to achieve.

“Over the last four or five years

as I’ve started to play bigger and

better tournaments I’ve lost the

joy of why I started to play in the

first place,” said Brettkelly.

“I’m trying to change the way

that my brain works, so it’s going

to take a little bit of time. I’m

trying to change my approach to

golf and life. I always put a lot of

pressure on myself saying I had

to succeed in golf. I still want to

succeed, but I’ve realised that it’s

not everything.”

A fresh approach worked at

the weekend when he shot a

final-round 71 win the men’s

strokeplay title by one shot

ahead of Hayato Miya, Mike

Toeke, and Josh Smith.

Thomson, Fowler shootout winners

JOHN THOMSON and Angela

Folwer were the big winners at

the Lincoln Golf Club shootout

event on Sunday,

The event saw 40 golfers play

across four grades with the

highest scoring player on each

hole being eliminated until only

one person is left.

Thomson was the last man

standing in the 10-strong tier

one field and claimed the Jim

McDonald Memorial Trophy for

his efforts.

Fowler won the top flight

women’s competition outlasting

nine other competitors.

Heather Templeton won the

tier two women’s competition

while Shehan Saparamadu

prevailed in the men’s secondtier

competition.

“I was definitely in a different

mindset,” said Brettkelly.

“I didn’t have any expectations

going in. I just kind of entered

the weekend trying to have fun

and see what happens. As the

tournament went on I realised I

had a good chance to win.

The left-hander admits he

thought his chances of winning

were done after bogies at

the 10th, 12th, and 13th holes.

However, he was able to take the

clubhouse lead with birdies on

the final three holes.

It was then a waiting game

with the final group of Reid

Hilton, Toeke and Smith still

on course and looking likely to

top his score. However, the final

BACK HOME:

Dominic

Brettkelly

is hoping to

rediscover the

joy of playing

while on a break

from the rigours

of college golf

in the United

States. ​

group all dropped shots down

the stretch which saw Brettkelly

win the title for a second time

after winning at Waitakiri in

2018.

Earlier the Hororata member

shot a tournament-low 70 in

his opening round on Saturday

morning to hold a first-round

lead. However, a round of 76 in

the afternoon left him trailing

Smith by four shots.

Brettkelly plans to play the

South Island Strokeplay at

St Clair in Dunedin starting

February 21.

However, his key focus is on

fine-tuning his mental approach

before returning to college in

May.

WINNER: Tournament organiser Nancy Moroney, with men’s

winner John Thomson and Lincoln Golf Club president Ron

McLaren after the shootout event on Sunday.


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Selwyn Times

Waitangi Day celebration

for new citizens

Waitangi Day became an extra special celebration of a new start for 21 New Zealanders at Ngāti

Moki Marae, Taumutu.

For the second year running, Te Taumutu Rūnanga and the people of Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki hosted a

special Citizenship Ceremony at the marae.

More than 100 people attended the ceremony, where 21 people from eight different nationalities

from Britain to Sri Lanka and the Philippines officially became citizens of Aotearoa.

Mayor Sam Broughton says holding the ceremony on Waitangi Day was a significant thing to be

able to do.

“Waitangi Day is a day when tangata whenua welcomed new people to be a part of this place, so

it is special to be able to celebrate at Ngāti Moki Marae and to be welcoming new citizens from

all over the world who have chosen to make this special place home. We’re really grateful to Te

Taumutu Rūnanga and the people of Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki for hosting us,” he says.

Minna Smith, originally from Finland, was among those who officially became a New Zealander.

Having the ceremony at the marae was “amazing”, she says.

“It was really, really cool. I live locally so it had a ‘just down the road’ feel to it, but I had not been

there before, or been officially welcomed onto a marae before. People explained different bits of

what was happening; the meanings of the greetings and performances and things and why they

do it, so it added to it.”

Becoming a citizen was a natural thing to do after 28 years living here, she says.

“I’ve contemplated it a couple of times before and I thought it was about time. I’m married to a

New Zealander and I have got a son who’s nearly grown up, so I thought it was time to make it

official. I felt really good about it and it was a really special thing to do.”

Intersection upgrade getting under way

Work on the intersection upgrade at Lowes Road and Tennyson Street in Rolleston will be starting on

Monday 17 February.

The upgrade will see traffic lights installed to replace the roundabout, along with new lanes, cycleways,

pavement upgrade, streetlights and drainage improvements. The work is expected to be completed by

the end of June, depending on the weather.

During the work, Lowes Road will be one way on both sides of the intersection, with lanes open for

traffic heading away from the intersection, but not towards it. There will also be a stop/go system and

speed restrictions on Tennyson Street.

The upgrade to the intersection is being made

ahead of expected increase in traffic from the

southern motorway extension and town growth,

particularly with the construction of the Rolleston

Town Centre.

The upgrades will improve access and safety

for Rolleston College students, especially the

growing number of children cycling to and from

the school. It will also help with traffic flow and

safety for people using Foster Dog Park, Foster

Lowes Road and Tennyson Street intersection

Park and the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.

Win a barbeque evening for

your street

Do you love your neighbourhood? Want to get to know your

neighbours better? Like barbeques? This week is the last week to

go in the draw for the Council to run a Meet Your Street barbeque

for your street on Tuesday 3 March. Just fill out the form at selwyn.

govt.nz/meetyourstreet to enter. Entries close Friday 14 February.

Selwyn leads the nation in

population and economic growth

Selwyn had the highest population and economic growth in New

Zealand over the past 10 years, according to new figures.

Annual economic profile figures released by analysts Infometrics

show from 2009 to 2019, the district’s population grew by an average

of 5.2% per year and GDP grew by an annual average of 6.5%,

ahead of Queenstown Lakes in second.

The district also had the largest growth in population in the country

over the 2019 year (5.3%), and the second largest growth in GDP

(6.8%) just behind Hawke’s Bay (6.9%).

Mayor Sam Broughton says it is good to see so many people

recognising what a great place Selwyn is to live in.

“We welcome the people who have joined us in calling Selwyn home

over the last 10 years. We knew this place was good, and now we

share this with many new arrivals.

Our planning and investment in quality infrastructure means we can

cater for future growth, which continues to bring many new amenities

to existing residents.”

Selwyn also fared well in 2019 in new wellbeing indicators monitored

by Infometrics.

The district had one of the lowest crime rates and highest life

expectancies in New Zealand and was better than the national

average for work place injuries, people presenting with mental health

issues, and housing and rental affordability.

“The evidence shows that Selwyn remains a very safe place to live

and raise a family, and that the opportunities here and a bit of fresh

air are good for the soul,” Mr Broughton says.

The figures show Lincoln was the fastest growing town in the district

in 2019, growing by 10% to 7,380 people, and West Melton saw the

biggest growth over the decade growing almost 17% to 2250.

Farming and manufacture of dairy products was the biggest employer

in the region last year, followed by defence, higher education and

housing construction. Primary industries (agriculture, forestry

and fishing) made up 17.6% of the district’s GDP, followed by

manufacturing (12.6%) and construction (8.1%).

2019 SELWYN

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NATIONAL

AVERAGE

Population growth 5.3% 1.6%

Economic growth 6.8% 3%

Increase in jobs 3.8% 1.9%

Life expectancy 84.3 years 81.8 years

Average house price $555,988 $687,099

Crime rate

(crimes per 10,000 people)

94.6 344.1

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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, Saturday 29 February.

Visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/artsfunding for more information and to apply.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

DOG MICROCHIPPING

This free monthly service is

available on Friday 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.

If you have any questions

regarding microchipping, please

contract Tracey Wheeler on 347

2800 or 318 8338.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

RP and DP O’Connell Limited

has applied for the renewal of

an on licence and an off licence.

Famous Grouse 2009 Limited

has applied for the renewal of

an off licence. Objections are

open until 26 February. For more

information go to selwyn.govt.

nz/alcoholnotices.

U3A MALVERN INAUGURAL

MONTHLY MEETING

U3A is holding its first meeting

in Malvern this month. U3A, or

University of the Third Age, is

an international movement for

people who are retired, semiretired

or nearing retirement and

want to be part of a learning

community. The inaugural

meeting will be held, Friday

21 February 10am at the

Darfield Baptist Church, 15

Greendale Road, Darfield. Dr

Philip Bagshaw founder of the

Canterbury Charity Hospital, will

be speaking. Enquiries, email

U3Amalvern@gmail.com

Selwyn Events

THURSDAY

13

FEBRUARY

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.

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

Council

Wed 12 Feb 1pm

Rolleston Council building

Malvern Community Board

Mon 24 Feb 4pm

ON THE

ROADS

Arthur’s Pass

Council

Wed 26 Feb 1pm

Rolleston Council building

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Coalgate Township Committee

Tue 25 Feb 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Centre

Glentunnel Township

Committee

Mon 24 Feb 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Hororata Reserve

Management Committee

Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

Kimberley Reserve and

Hall Committee

Support for injured animals on

its way

Hundreds of items for animals hit hard by the Australian bush fires

will be winging their way to Australia this week.

Selwyn Libraries has collected 719 items including fabric pouches,

nests and mittens that have been made by crafters to help out

animals suffering from the bush fires.

The items will be shipped to the Perth Wildlife Rescue Network. The

network is acting as a hub for donated goods and will distribute them

to other organisations across Western Australia as they are needed.

The libraries began offering patterns and the use of library

equipment to sew and knit items in early January.

Libraries Senior Arts, Culture and Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator

Hayley Browne says what started out as a small way to assist people

who wanted to help, has turned into a fantastic story of generosity.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with support locally, nationally and

internationally. We’ve had messages from around the world and

people sending things through from all over the place.”

On the roads this week

Thu 27 Feb 7.30pm

Kimberley Hall

Kirwee Community Committee

Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall,

A&P Showgrounds

Leeston Park Committee

Mon 24 Feb 8pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

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

Springston Community

Committee and Springston

Recreation Reserve Committee

Triennial meeting

Wed 19 Feb 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Speed restrictions are in place on Springs Road between Birchs Road and Trents

Road due to maintenance work on the water system. Tennyson Street between

Markham Way and Moore Street is one-way, open to southbound traffic only. 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.

The intersection upgrade of Tennyson Street and Lowes Road will be underway on Monday 17

February. Lowes Road will be one way both side of the Tennyson Street intersection, open to traffic

travelling away from the intersection. Traffic management will also be in place on Tennyson Street from

just before Bronte Way to just south of the intersection.

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

Footpath construction will be taking place on Durrell Way in Rolleston. The footpath will be closed

during construction.

FRIDAY

14

FEBRUARY

SATURDAY

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FEBRUARY

SUNDAY

16

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WEDNESDAY

19

FEBRUARY

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19

FEBRUARY

Leeston Outdoor Movie

Anderson Square, Leeston, 7–9pm

Mamma Mia!:Here We Go Again with

the smash hit ABBA themed sequel.

Break out the sequined jump suit, or

just bring a seat, bean bag or blanket

and enjoy the big screen.

Pool of Rock Pool Party

Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 1–4pm

The last pool party of the summer

is going to be big with local bands,

inflatables and the opportunity to enjoy

the pool with no lane ropes to be seen.

Streets Ice Cream are also offering free

ice cream, while stock lasts!

A Month of Sundays

Lincoln Green, behind Lincoln

Library, 1–3pm

Relax, unwind and recharge with live

local music, face painting and garden

games every Sunday in February. This

week’s bands are Lil Chuck, 4-Stroke

and The Reconstruction. Bring a

picnic and enjoy.

Poetry for Seniors

Lincoln Library, 11am–12pm

Come along for morning tea and

listen to our collection of poems and

short stories.

Tai Tapu Summer

Skate Jam

Tai Tapu Primary School,

3.30–5.30pm

The highly-anticipated Summer

Skate Jams are back for 2020!

A great way to introduce young

people to skating with free gear hire,

prizes, music and coaching from

Cheapskates Skate Skool. Join us in

a relaxed environment to give it a go.

Something for all abilities

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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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

Springston Secret Garden

Working Bee

Springston on Sunday,

10.30am-noon

A wonderful opportunity

to meet like-minded locals

in a relaxed, family-friendly,

community garden. As

a member of the Selwyn

Timebank, volunteers can earn

credits per hour of service given.

Phone Tina 021 738 092 or email

springstonsecretgarden@gmail.

com

387b Ellesmere Junction Rd,

Springston

Virtual Reality Drop-In

Sessions

Rolleston on Monday, 3.30-

5.30pm, Leeston on Wednesday,

2-4pm, Darfield and Lincoln on

Email devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

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

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 and Rolleston

Ukulele Groups

Darfield on Monday, 11am-

12pm and Rolleston on Thursday,

7-8.30pm

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 in Darfield and $10 in

Rolleston to cover expenses. The

groups run each week.

Darfield Library Community

Room 1A and Church of the

Resurrection, Rolleston

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.

Go along to the first of the

Summer Skate Jams events

today (Wednesday) in Glentunnel.

Free gear hire, prizes, music and

coaching from Cheapskates

Skate Skool available. There is

a ‘learn to skate’ aspect where

you can borrow a skateboard

or skates and team up with one

of the Cheapskates instructors.

During the evening, there will

be a fun competition with two

divisions, enter on the day. Similar

events are planned throughout

the district. Glentunnel Primary

School, 3.30-5.30pm. ​

Running groups

Rolleston Road Runners:

Thursday registration from

6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. 3km,

6km and 9km options in Foster

Park, next to the gravel car park.

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.40pm for a 6pm start. 3km

or 6km options. Starts outside

Coffee Culture on Gerald St.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.45pm for a 6pm start. 1.8km,

3km and 6km options. Meet at

McHughs Plantation.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

Foster Park Run: Saturday

from 7.50am. Free weekly timed

5km run, jog or walk. Register at

www.parkrun.co.nz/foster and

don’t forget your barcode. Foster

Park, Rolleston.

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Tasty Bites

Introduce colour palletes to your palate

If you’re bored of a basic

green salad, here’s a hearty

variation that includes cooked

quinoa for added protein and

fibre. It’s vegan and glutenfree,

and for just 331 calories,

each delicious bowl offers 13

grams of protein and seven

grams of fibre

COLOURFUL:

A sesame ginger

quinoa salad.

Sesame Ginger Quinoa

Salad

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 cups water

¼ tsp salt

1½ cups shelled frozen edamame

3 medium carrots, peeled and

diced

½ yellow pepper, diced

½ red pepper, diced

1 cup red cabbage, chopped

2 Tbsp sesame oil

2 Tbsp rice vinegar

3 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced

1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Directions

Place the quinoa, water, and

salt in a covered pot. Heat on

high until it boils, lower the heat

to low, and cook for about 15min

or until the quinoa is soft and the

water absorbed.

Pour the quinoa into a

medium-sized bowl, and mix

in the frozen edamame, carrots,

peppers, and cabbage.

In a small bowl, make the

dressing by mixing the sesame oil,

rice vinegar, minced ginger, and

sesame seeds.

Pour the dressing over the

FLAVOUR:

Rainbow Israeli

salad.

quinoa and veggies, and mix

thoroughly. Enjoy immediately,

or store in a covered container for

later.

Try this colourful vegan side

dish from Israel. So easy,

pretty, and flavourful!

Rainbow Israeli Salad

Ingredients

½ small red cabbage, shredded in

small pieces

3 small ripe tomatoes, diced

1 yellow capsicum, seeded, diced

½ cucumber, diced, with skin on

120g small white button

mushrooms, sliced

¾ cup pitted Kalamata olives

3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp salt, or more to taste

Directions

Combine all vegetables in a

large mixing bowl and mix well.

In a small mixing bowl, combine

lemon juice, olive oil and salt.

Pour over the chopped vegetables

and mix well. Serve.

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Gardening

Almost endless list of container plants

GROWING plants in

containers is a popular way to

bring patios, outdoor rooms

and the garden to life.

Plants soften edges, add

colour, vibrancy and in some

cases perfume to areas where

they are placed.

Often referred to as the

gardens accessories, cleverly

placed pots and containers

create a statement, just as a

necklace or belt does when

added to an outfit.

Containers create focal

points to enhance areas of the

garden and draw your eye away

from places you don’t wish to

highlight.

The list of plants that happily

thrive in pots and containers

is almost endless. From edible

wonders such as dwarf fruit

trees to lemons and limes and

endless vegetable crops through

to the flower power of roses,

geraniums, petunias, poppies,

dahlias and more.

For fragrant options, try gardenia,

star jasmine, rosemary

or daphne. Mix and matching

different plant combinations is

lots of fun and enables you to

change your garden each season

in a very cost-effective way.

Flowers can be planted

under topiaries or fruit trees.

Strawberries are fabulous with

parsley in hanging baskets.

Try petunia raspberry

blast. The colourful character

smoothers itself in raspberry

and pink coloured flowers all

season. It’s a must for sunny

outdoor living rooms throughout

the country.

Generally most plants can

adapt to life in a container providing

they have enough room

for their root zone, plenty of

fertiliser, water and the correct

sun or shade requirements.

Be aware containers restrict

the root growth of plants; this

can determine how tall or wide

a plant can grow. Not only the

leaves and flowers need room

to grow but also the root zone.

Roots are a plant’s engine

room and need care and

attention to reward you with

colour, vibrancy, texture or

fragrance.

Tips for container

gardening success

Site – Place pot/container

carefully as the site will govern

what plant types will happily

thrive. Choose plants to suit the

situation.

Size – Pots and containers

vary in shape, size and colour.

Ensure the container is big

enough to house the plants you

wish to grow. Patio planters

come in a range of colours and

provide a very effective planting

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Drainage – All pots and

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Choice – Plant choice is endless

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Bulbs, flowers and herbs

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Watering – Keep plants well

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times a week is ideal. Light

watering daily encourages the

roots to stay near the surface,

meaning the plant may not be

well anchored in the pot and

could blow over. When pots

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into the soil. Always blend in

re-wetting granules. It enables

the soil to retain moisture and

make it available to the plants.

Feeding – Potting mixes will

need to be topped up with slow

release fertiliser each season to

ensure blooming results. Use a

controlled release plant food.

Movement – Twist your

pots and containers frequently

to ensure all sides get even

amounts of light.

Holiday care – Ask a friend

or neighbour to water your

pots and containers while you

are away, your plants will thank

you for it.

Re-potting – Check potted

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roots is to remove the plant

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If fresh root tips are showing

over the surface of the root

ball, or forming a thick spiral

at the base, then re-potting into

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Corolla wagon fills void in shrinking market

I’M A BIG fan of station wagons,

especially those that are small in

stature.

However, it’s part of the new

car market in New Zealand that

has shrunk to almost nothing

thanks to the demand for sport

utility vehicles. Sure, Ford has a

Focus wagon, Hyundai has an i30

wagon, and there’s a smattering

of continental models – Skoda’s

Octavia Scout and BMW’s Active

Tourer. As an aside, Holden has

an Astra wagon here, but it is due

to be discontinued.

However, you can count on

Toyota to keep the market ticking

over with steady sales, its Corolla

wagon has served the company

well and it captures my attention,

it’s a car I could certainly live

with, I don’t need a sport utility

vehicle, but I do like a car that

offers load space greater than a

standard boot.

The entire Corolla range has

just had a bit of a refresh and a

new generation wagon has been

added, it’s the first in the latest

Corolla series and has been built

with all the traditional Corolla

values, it is state-of-the-art underneath

and it looks fabulous.

The only real difference between

the hatch/sedan variants is that

the wagon doesn’t get the 2-litre

engine, nor is it available as a

hybrid. The wagon gets a 1.8-litre

engine, but that matters little, and

if you take into account that the

engine is larger than the previous

model (1.5-litre), the ingredients

are in place for capable, practical

motoring.

The evaluation car was carrying

additional Toyota Racing

Development parts, a body kit,

black wheels, and with TRD

appointments it looked great

and certainly generated a lot of

interest during the week it was in

my care.

Otherwise, the wagon is available

in only one specification at

$29,990. Unlike previous generation

models, there is no manual

gearbox option, it arrives with

continuously variable automatic

transmission only. I believe that is

value-packed buying considering

you’ve got that healthy cargo load

section – 392-litres up to 800-litres

with the rear seats folded flat.

For that money it also gets

a suite of Toyota Sense safety

technologies, easily earning it a

five-star Australasian New Car

Assessment Program safety rating.

Items fitted for comfort and

convenience are generous given

its budget price.

Powering the Corolla wagon is

a four-cylinder engine of 1798cc.

Toyota rates it with 104kW and

171Nm, available collectively at

6100rpm and 3900rpm.

TOYOTA COROLLA WAGON: Versatile load carrying section.

If these figures look familiar,

they are much the same as those

from Corollas of previous eras.

They are healthy outputs and

more than capable of fulfilling the

wagon’s role, especially if you take

into account that at around 1300kg

the Corolla in this form isn’t

overweight, even with its 425kg

payload rating.

On the subject of figures, the

Corolla wagon returns hugely

respectable fuel usage statistics,

Toyota lists a combined cycle

rating of 6.8-litres per 100km.

Toyota also claims a 10sec standstill

to 100km/h acceleration time.

Drive is fluid through the

transmission, that’s the beauty of

CVT, it harnesses engine strength

without feel and gets about hauling

in acceleration seamlessly. There is

a sequential shift system which will

lock the gearing into any of seven

pre-set steps, and that has advantages

when travelling through

hilly sections or when slowing for

corners.

• Price – Toyota Corolla

wagon, $29,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4495mm; width, 1745mm;

height, 1460mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheeldrive,

1798cc, 104kW,

171Nm, continuously

variable automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 10sec

• Fuel usage – 6.8/100km

At highway speed the wagon

moves through the air quietly and

those on board have the benefit

of high comfort levels. The seats

have solid all round support with

cushions that are absorbent, yet

containing.

When presented with a quick

corner or two, its handling manners

are predictable with the essential

information projected back

through to the steering wheel.

Previous versions of the Corolla

wagon were sprung soft for the

Japanese domestic market. I’m

pleased to report Toyota New

Zealand has addressed the suspension

settings over the years and

the dampers are now set to more

of a medium setting through a

sophisticated fully independent

front-strut/rear wishbone suspension

system.

This is important for those who

will fill the cargo section, the

rear of the wagon feels taut and

securely fastened to the road. I’m

a big believer in independent suspension,

and full marks to Toyota

for building the wagon around

such a complex set-up.

Without the TRD wheels the

Corolla wagon rides on 15in

rubber. However, grip on the

TRD-spec model is enhanced

greatly with sport specification

17in Michelin tyres (225/50), they

have a strong tenure with the road

surface.

The wagon has certainly developed

the handling characteristics

of its hatchback and sedan stablemates,

it’s a car you can feel very

much at one with and can rest

assured it’s not going to present

any surprises, it is competent and

involving to be in, the driver is

sent all the right messages.

I applaud Toyota, both in Japan

and here. I’m pleased the wagon

is still available, it’s a no-nonsense

practical vehicle. It won’t set any

records nor thrill enormously

with its power, but for $30k and

low ongoing running costs, it is

value and you can guarantee that

it will do its job for decades to

come.


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Wednesday February 12 2020 25

BOARDING SCHOOL

Nelson College

Nelson College is an innovative boys’

state school. We take great pride in

nurturing each boy’s individual interests

and potential across all areas of academia,

sport, arts, culture and leadership.

Set alongside the main college campus

are Nelson College’s two boarding houses

– Rutherford and Barnicoat. These

heritage buildings recently had major

refurbishments, so we can continue to

offer the very best in boarding for our

local and International students. Our

experienced staff are committed to

creating a strong and caring community

within the boarding fraternity ensuring

that our boys feel supported throughout

their educational endeavours, as well as

taking advantage of everything the Nelson

region offers.

“We’re incredibly proud of our boarders,”

says Director of Boarding Samme

Hippolite. We want them to have every

opportunity to develop their interests,

have fun, make lifelong friendships and

create unforgettable memories within the

context of a clear and safe structure.”

Nelson College celebrates achievements

by its students. In 2019, 76 students

received Board of Trustee Medallions,

awarded to those who win a national

or international competition, or who

represent NZ in a national team. The fields

include sport, environmental defence,

enterprise and music.

At this time of the year, our winter

sport teams come to the fore, with both

our 1st XI Football and 1st XV Rugby

achieving major successes. In 2020 we will

be defending the Quad Rugby Cup on our

home ground, as well as celebrating the

150th anniversary of New Zealand’s very

first game of rugby.

An education at Nelson College is set

within a climate that fosters manaakitanga,

compassion and excellence for every

student.

Selwyn House School

Selwyn House School offers a worldclass

education with talented teaching staff

and small class sizes. Within a futurefocused

and nurturing environment,

there is an extensive range of educational,

sporting and cultural opportunities for

girls in Years 1 - 8.

The nurturing environment is apparent

in all aspects of school life. In our modern

and safe, family-oriented Boarding

House, girls have support from dedicated

staff and tutors. Girls from across New

Zealand and internationally fondly call

the Boarding House, their ‘home away

from home’ and quickly form a sisterhood

with others.

Selwyn House is committed to

providing a continuum of international

education. The combination of the

International Baccalaureate Primary

Years Programme (PYP) and our futurefocused

STEAM and Mechatronics

curriculum ensures girls are equipped to

face a continually-changing world with

confidence and enthusiasm. We focus on

instilling strong foundations which can

be successfully built upon. Core learning

in Literacy, Mathematics, and Science

is a priority. Specialist programmes

in Art, Creative Writing, Leadership,

Mechatronics, Music, Performing

Arts, Physical Education, Spanish and

Swimming play key roles in further

enhancing learning.

Each girl is provided with a personalised

learning experience. Classroom and

specialist teachers have the time to

foster meaningful relationships with

each student. Due to our comprehensive

learning environment, our girls are highly

skilled, stand out among their peers and

are prepared for a successful transition to

secondary school.

We believe in the strength of tradition,

the promise of the future and the power

of education. For more information on

the benefits of Selwyn House School or

to schedule your personal tour, please

contact Charlotte Johnson 03 355 7299

or c.johnson@selhouse.school.nz.

NELSON COLLEGE

BOARDING PLACES STILL AVAILABLE 2020

SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL

Nelson College offers academic and co-curricular

opportunities specifically tailored to boys

• Extensive academic and co-curricular programmes

• Strong focus on pastoral care

• Leadership and mentoring programmes

• Heritage buildings fully refurbished

• Access to popular year-round outdoor activities in the Nelson region

• Places available Year 7 to Year 13

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Young men taking their place in the world

Visit nelsoncollege.school.nz for further information or to enrol online

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BOARDING SCHOOL

SELWYN TIMES

St Bede’s College Boarding School

St Bede’s is a Catholic

College for boys founded

by the Society of Mary in

1911 and it is also the only

Catholic boarding school

for boys in the South Island.

Catholic, Marist and

Bedean principles and

values form the basis of a

holistic education at the

College. We aim not to

make the College great but

to ensure every boy has the

opportunity to be great, and

we endeavour to develop

young men of Catholic hearts and minds

through the experiences the boys have in

their time here at the College.

St Bede’s is a College for all…a place

where gospel values are practised to

help form principled men; a learning

environment where everyone achieves;

a place that teachers want to come

to because of the strength of the

community; a place also, where boys can

embrace spiritual, sporting, cultural and

community activities, which all combined

shape boys into men. That’s the priority

and that is in our DNA.

Boarding at St Bede’s College is a

tradition that goes back to the 1920s.

Our rich history and tradition provides

an excellent foundation to embrace the

challenges of the modern era and prepare

our boys to be Catholic leaders wherever

life takes them.

Like many other organisations in

Christchurch, our campus has been

broken and tested. The demolition of the

Chapel seriously challenged us. It was

the single most important building at St

Bede’s College, and had symbolised the

heart and soul of the College ever since

the third Rector, Father Gilbert, converted

it from the gymnasium in 1929.

In the last two years, the College has

completed a $16m building project; stage

two of the Gymnasium, a new Food

Technology and Art Block, a renovated

Performing Arts Centre and significantly,

the new Chapel of St Bede, which have

greatly enhanced the campus facilities.

Boarders at St Bede’s College benefit

from these and other facilities on site,

and a self-development programme

involving a number of different activities

where boys are given opportunities to

learn a variety of skills, are offered in the

evenings as well as study.

Preference and non-preference

applications are available and personalised

tours of the Boarding School and the

College can take place on request. We

look forward to introducing you to the St

Bede’s College boarding hostel.

The St Andrew’s College

Boarders’ Advantage

As the only independent co-educational

boarding school in the South Island,

St Andrew’s College has a unique point of

difference. “Providing the opportunity to

meet the needs of ‘sons and daughters’ is

a privilege and gives an authentic family

feel” says Director of Boarding, Matt Parr.

“Co-educational boarding allows our

students to grow together in a natural and

supportive environment, where they can

share their boarding journey.”

The family atmosphere is another

special aspect of the culture in

St Andrew’s three boarding houses – one

for girls, one for senior boys and one

for junior boys. As boys and girls live

alongside each other at St Andrew’s, their

varied needs are met, and each house is

managed accordingly.

Matt’s philosophy on supporting

student well-being and achievement

revolves around making decisions based

on “what a great parent might do”. “I

believe great parents set the culture and

tone of their family and

foster a sense of belonging,

protection and direction.

We set the same intentions

in our boarding family at St

Andrew’s.”

“Boarding at St Andrew’s

College is unique in

culture, full of opportunity

and caring in nature. We

welcome any enquiry and

encourage an overnight stay

to experience our culture

and meet the team” says

Matt.


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Wednesday February 12 2020 27

BOARDING SCHOOL

Home away from home at St Margaret’s College

By creating a warm, caring homeaway-from-home

atmosphere, boarding

at St Margaret’s College combines a

first-class education with building strong

relationships and learning lifelong values.

When school finishes at the end of each

day, the boarding houses come alive with

the sounds of many voices and laughter

and because the boarding school is an

integral part of the school campus those

who chose to can attend extra circular

and after-school activities without

disruption.

“Boarding allowed me to become so

independent and responsible, while at the

same time allowing me to become part of

an amazing family,” said Charlotte Bush

who boarded at SMC for five years and

has just completed her first year of study

at University of Canterbury. “The girls

you meet don’t just become your friends,

they become your sisters.”

The boarding community is at the

heart of St Margaret’s and the culture is

closely aligned with the school’s vision

of a holistic education, embracing the

spiritual and emotional wellbeing of the

girls, as well as their academic growth

and their development in sport and the

arts.

The three boarding houses are arranged

in year groups and structured to the

specific needs of each developmental

stage. In Julius House (Y7-10) the

environment is structured and nurturing

for the girls to make the transition into

boarding. Kilburn House (Y11-12)

encourages the girls to begin personally

integrating these skills. Cranmer House

(Y13) allows for more freedom to help

them develop life skills and become

driven, self-managed young women, all

in a monitored setting. These senior girls

thrive as they become the leaders of the

boarding school and the ‘older sisters’ of

the younger girls.

The boarding staff take pride in having

the privilege of watching the girls grow

into incredible young women and

treasure the moments they capture with

them. Warm, open relationships develop

over the years as they share the girls’

highs and lows, encourage, celebrate and

nurture as they all journey through life

together.

The St Margaret’s College Open Day

takes place on Monday 23 March 2020

with the SMC Boarders’ Sleepover

the night before on Sunday 22 March,

giving girls an opportunity to come and

experience life as an SMC boarder. For

further information and to register, visit

www.stmargarets.school.nz/open-day.

To learn more about life at St

Margaret’s College, visit www.

stmargarets.school.nz or call 03 379

2000 to arrange a personal tour of the

College.

OPEN DAY & SMC

BOARDERS’ SLEEPOVER

SMC Boarders’

Sleepover

Sunday 22 March 2020

– 4:30pm

Pre-registration essential

Open Day

Monday 23 March 2020

10:30am – 1:00pm

Principal’s Address at 11:45am

Beat the queues and pre-register at

www.stmargarets.school.nz/open-day/

EMPOWERING GIRLS

YEARS 1-13


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rolleston business hub

Jones Road and Industrial Zone

Growing with Rolleston’s motoring needs

Jones Road Auto is celebrating their first anniversary in their

larger, purpose-built auto centre in Iport Drive.

The move has allowed them to offer Rolleston

residents an even faster and more efficient

service, at the same reasonable prices.

Local owner/operators, Nigel and

Lisa Fleck, have increased and

upgraded their equipment to

provide a more streamlined

and efficient repair and

vehicle service for their

customers.

The upgraded WoF

testing and diagnostic

equipment, plus an

additional WoF bay, means

while-you-wait WoFs are

completed at twice the

speed. They’ve also added

a WoF booking service for

people who don’t have time to

wait for a space for a warrant.

Bookings are available from

Wednesdays through to Fridays.

“We employ a great team of

experienced, high-performing mechanics to

meet the needs of our vibrant and growing community.

We offer convenient on-site parking, a waiting room with

a TV and free WiFi, tea, and a coffee machine.

It’s a comfortable sunny spot to relax, read

a magazine, and even recharge your

devices,” says Lisa.

Customer service is a big focus

too. They have a service adviser

and dedicated mechanic

assisting in the front office,

ensuring that someone is on

hand to answer questions,

quote on jobs, and provide

on-the-spot assistance

when needed.

Nigel has more than two

decades of experience in

the motor service industry

and oversees the mechanical

side. He is excited about the

addition of a dedicated fleet

servicing team. The new garage

space and four additional hoists

allow the business to grow with the

increased demand for fleet servicing.

The team are about to add another state-ofthe-art

diagnostic scan tool to keep up with the latest

technology. They also recently installed a SafeTstop

machine for fast and accurate brake tests, as well as wheel

alignment and suspension checks. “It is all about meeting

the growing and changing motoring and service needs of

our wonderful customers in Rolleston,” says Lisa.

Visit the friendly Jones Road Auto team at 131 Iport

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and also do WoFs on Saturday mornings. Give them a

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Highland Games 9 November $36.00

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

• Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways

• Auger Hole Drilling

• Land Clearing & Development

• Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works

• Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker

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

g.m.contracting@xtra.co.nz

www.gmcontracting.co.nz

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

* Finance available (T’s & C’s apply)

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

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SELWYN TIMES

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

GARAGE DOORS

The Genuine

Custom Made Garage

Door Professionals

0800 661 366

info@custommade.co.nz

Auckland, Christchurch, Wanaka

www.custommade.co.nz

EST.

1979

ARTHUR’S

Roof & Property

Moss Kill & Proof

Silicone Sealing

Roof Repairs

40% off

03-347-2635

arthursroofandproperty.co.nz

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

For all painting and

decorating services.

Fully Qualified

• Interior &

Exterior Painting

• Wallpapering

• Plastering

• Roof Painting

All work guaranteed

FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale

Ph. 021 074 2075

Trades & Services

Lawn mowing

Hedge trimming

Gardening

Weed eating

Spraying

and much more

Call Todd

0212059543

toddmc.greenacres@gmail.com

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

Trades & Services

FOR ALL YOUR

★Garden Clean-ups

★Pruning

★Lawn Mowing

★Garden Maintenance

Call us today for a FREE quote

PH 0800 4 546 546

(0800 4 JIMJIM)

YOU COULD

BE HERE

Let us help take

your business to

new heights

Advertise your business in our

Trades and Services column.

For assistance contact Vicky

Phone 03 364 7419 or email

vicky.sayers@starmedia.kiwi

Trades & Services

Qualified

Builder

Available

Repairs

New Houses

Renovations

Phone John: 027 224 2831

www.dohertybuilders.co.nz

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

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

ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

Trades & Services

BATHROOM

TILER

wet area waterproofing,

underfloor heating, soap

boxes, old to new, for best

results, call Devon on 021

375-888 or 03 329 5511

BUILDER

QUALIFIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER

HANDYMAN

Small Job Specialists,

Carpentry, Repairs,

Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

Situations Vacant

WanTed

Sawmill/Firewood Worker

Full Time Position

Must be Physically Fit, Reliable and

have a Current Drivers Licence.

Full Training Required

Phone Kent 021 325 661

Vehicles Wanted

Trades & Services

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

RJB PLUMBING

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

SHEEP SHEARING

MOBILE

Fast friendly professional

service. 25 yrs exp.

Shearing, drenching, hoof

trimming etc. Call Shaun

021 204 1274

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILING

Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

WINDOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES

& 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED

AND

OPERATED

FOR

24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle

depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

Situations Vacant

reporter

• Great media opportunity

• Be part of an award winning team

• A media company which is growing its reach

Who we are

Allied Press Limited employs over 450 people on a permanent basis across our

15 sites in the South Island. We operate across multiple media platforms (print,

on-line, digital) delivering news, information and entertainment through our

various regional and city publications, including Christchurch-based Star Media.

The role

Reporting to the editor, the main purpose of the position is to file compelling

news articles and backgrounders for both print publications and online platforms.

Some of the key accountabilities include:

• Crime and emergency services rounds

• Other general rounds

Your skills and experience

We are looking for a journalist with two to three years experience, preferably

in a metropolitan environment, but someone who has less experience but

who has already displayed the qualities and drive to become a topline

journalist will be considered.

In addition to your interest in equity and diversity you will demonstrate:

• A great work ethic

• A competitive nature

• An eye for detail

• Accuracy

Further details

This is a full time, permanent position.

We can offer you a great team environment, professional development

opportunities and an opportunity to grow.

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 Editor in Chief Barry Clarke 021 359-426 or barry@starmedia.kiwi.

A copy of the position description can be requested from HR at

recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note you must have the right to work in New Zealand to

apply for this role.

Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Allied

Press is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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.

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Situations Vacant

Public Notices

Public Notices

Selwyn Dog

Training Club

Annual General

Meeting & Prize Giving

Wednesday

11th March 2020

7:30pm

In the Club Rooms

649 Springston-

Rolleston Road,

Rolleston

All Welcome!

Public Notices

HIGH School this year?

New shoes? Yeah right!

For repairs to back linings,

heels and soles, school

bags and satchels. Drop

them into Cobbler Glenn’s

Agent Magnitude Sports

Unit 6, 92 Rolleston Drive,

Rolleston

MILITARY EXERCISE

High-Explosive Grenade Practice

/ Night Firing

17th – 25th February 2020

The general public is to be advised that

NZ Army Training will be conducted in the

West Melton Rifle Range (WMRR) area over the

period 17th – 25th Feb 2020.

The exercise will involve personnel of the

2/1 Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry

Regiment from the 1 (NZ) Brigade, Burnham.

The exercise will involve up to 40 personnel.

The activity will commence at 10:00 am and will

be complete no later than 10:00 pm. All firing

will take place at the West Melton Rifle Range

facilities, and will involve soldiers moving to

and from the Range by vehicle.

Night Firing will be conducted over the

17th – 21st Feb 2020, all firing will be finished

no later than 10pm.

The High-Explosive Grenade Practice will be

taking place on the 25th of February.

This activity will begin at 10:00 am and be

finished by 5:00 pm.

The New Zealand Army takes fire risk seriously

and will ensure fire mitigation is present.

For more information please contact:

Aaron Hoeflich on 027 6666 786.

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

Public Notices

Community Meeting

for

Lifestyle Block owners and

those with large properties.

Lincoln Event Centre

Sunday 16th February 2020

1pm - 3pm

Talk with Emergency Services

around fire prevention and

fire safety for your properties

during Summer.

Sunday

22 MaRCh

#Areyouupforit?

14km, 6km

Community

Fun Run Event

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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

SELWYN TIMES

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 24 Siltstone Street

THE ULTIMATE STYLISH STARTER

• Quality home built in 2015

• The ultimate starter property

• Three double bedrooms

• Quality fixtures and fittings

• Large open plan living area

• Reputable appliances

• Low maintenance and easy-care section

• Fantastic orientation for the sun

• Superb location

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm

Price: Neg over $499,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0689

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 7A Jozecom Place

UNIQUE PRIVATE SETTING WITH

PARKING OPTIONS

• Large private setting

1290m 2 section (incl access)

• Four double bedrooms

• Large open plan north facing living

• Stunning kitchen with walk in pantry

• Well-appointed bathrooms

• Overly generous separate laundry

• Fabulous storage options

• Wonderful outdoor entertaining area

• Parking for large boat or campervan

• Highly desirable location

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: Neg over $679,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0683

NEW LISTING

LEESTON - 13 Friars Lane

CALLING ALL EXTENDED FAMILIES

• As new 335m 2 home on spacious 4704m 2 section

• Options for extended family to live under one roof

• North facing open plan living

• Must have kitchen with ample bench space

& top range appliances

• Three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate

laundry and a 81m 2 garage

• Log burner and two heatpumps

• In addition to the main home there is an inbuilt

apartment, fully serviced with a large single

bedroom, living room with separate patio,

kitchen and a large future proofed bathroom

• Perfect for elderly parents, a guest wing or even

an Air BNB option

ROLLESTON - 2 Lucca Crescent

HIGH QUALITY STARTER

• Built by Generation Homes

• Three bedroom 135m 2 home

• Complete with modern appliances

• Excellent private outdoor living areas

• Generous 576m 2 fully fenced and irrigated

northfacing section

• Avoid all the hassles of the building process

and cost over runs

• Well built and extremely well priced home

• Immediate possession available

WEST MELTON - 74 Alpineview

IDEAL 4 HECTARE LIFESTYLE LIVING

• Secluded quiet lifestyle block

• Well maintained four/five bedroom 266m 2

family home

• Recent upgrades include master bedroom incl

ensuite, main bathroom & double glazing

• Unique layout

• Heatpump, log burner & gas hot water

• Heated concrete swimming pool with large

entertaining deck area

• Well subdivided allowing a multitude of

livestock options

• Recently installed new submersible pump

KIRWEE - 13 School Lane

THE SCHOOL BELL IS RINGING

• Tastefully decorated 200m 2 family home

• Thoughtfully landscaped established gardens

• Fully Fenced

• Double garage

• New Kitchen

• Executive styling throughout

• Top location

Viewing: Sun 1.00 – 1.30pm

Asking Price: $518,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0684

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm

Price: Neg over $900,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0672

NEW LISTING

Viewing: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: Deadline Sale. All offers to be presented

on or before 4pm, Tuesday 3 March 2020.

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0686

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

LEESTON - 6 Fibonacci Way

NEAR NEW FOUR BEDROOM HOME

• Family home built in 2017 in quiet cul-de-sac

• 165m² home positioned amongst other quality homes

• Four good sized bedrooms

• Large open plan living area

• Outdoor dining on patio option via sliding door

• Modern kitchen and appliances

• Two spacious bathrooms

• Double garage attached

• Heated by heat pump

• Tasteful blinds and curtains throughout

• Set for maximum sun

• Great garden area including garden shed,

green house and planter boxes

• Very generous landscaped 780m² section

• Perfect starter package for first home buyers,

investors or retirees

ROLLESTON - 26 Lucca Crescent

LIVING LA VIDA LUCCA!

• Brand new build

• North facing 144m 2 home

• Three bedrooms

• Two bathrooms

• Two living rooms

• One garage

• One carport

• Fully fenced & landscaped 643m 2 section

DARFIELD - 8B Kowhai Drive

BEST STREET – TOP PROPERTY

• Prestigious location

• Large 4100m 2 section

• Five bedroom (main with large walk in robe)

• Two living areas over 268m 2

• Bathroom and ensuite

• Four car garaging with additional sheds

• Well manicured gardens and views of the

Torlesse range

• Well insulated family home

• Fire on wet back plus two heat pumps

• Work from home opportunity

DARFIELD - Creyke Road

TORLESSE ESTATE

• 7 x 1 Hectare blocks

• Power, telephone, fibre and town water

to boundary

• Close to all Darfield amenities

• Titles issued

Viewing: Sun 1.15 – 1.45pm

Price: $495,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0675

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 1.45 – 2.15pm

Asking Price: $527,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0664

Andrew Taylor Mb 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 2.00 – 2.30pm

Price: $699,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0650

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

paul@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm

Price: $539,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0655

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690

paul@marealestate.co.nz

Price: $250,000 Per Block

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0542

Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Bronwyn van der Pol

022 073 7757


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 12TH FeBRUARY , 2020

IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

Perfection is hard to find for the discerning buyer, but if

you are looking for a large five bedroom home with a very

diverse layout on 4 hectares irrigated, this is it! Situated

well off the road, amongst landscaped easy care established

lawns and gardens creating a very private sheltered oasis,

this 459m2 home of exceptional quality will not disappoint.

The home has a well thought out floor plan which allows

for easy living whatever the family size or dynamics. It

has three large living areas in the middle of the home that

all open out onto the expansive outdoor living areas. A

separate wing of the house has four large bedrooms and

two bathrooms, the master bedroom/WIR & ensuite is

located at the opposite end of the home in its own separate

wing. There are plenty of heating options with a log burner

plus wetback, gas fire and heat transfer system throughout

the home. Solar panels boosting the hot water cylinders are

cleverly incorporated into the roof line.

Two modern outbuildings both with 3 phase power

compliment this outstanding property.

Only 20 minutes easy drive to Christchurch Airport and 5

minutes to the local supermarket.

Neg Over $1,875,000

www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0678

Andrew Taylor

Contact:

027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

1298 Old West Coast Road, West Melton Viewing by appointment

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Licensed under the REAA Act 2008

We are delighted to introduce

Bronwyn van de Pol

With a passion for real estate and finding the right property fit for her clients and customers, Bronwyn

comes from a diverse background dealing in the community, customer service and council sectors. She has an

extensive local knowledge of the Selwyn area through working in these environments and has many connections

throughout the community.

Bronwyn is a people person with a high level of integrity and is a loyal and hard worker. Her aim is to

guide clients and customers through the real estate process in a friendly and professional manner. She

is honest and easy to deal with and exudes enthusiasm for real estate through her great work ethic.

Canterbury born and bred, Bronwyn lives in Sheffield with her husband Patrick and their two

teenage children. She enjoys exploring the Selwyn District with her family through walking and

getting out in the sensational scenery and natural environment Selwyn has to offer.

Bronwyn will be focussing in the Darfield, Sheffield, Springfield, Waddington and Coalgate areas.

Call Bronwyn anytime for a complimentary no obligation market appraisal

M 022 073 7757 l E bronwyn@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz


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Selwyn’s best value

lifestyle sections!

Sections from 640m 2- 6,000m 2

Priced from only $205,000

Welcome to the Lincoln team

Raeleen Nutira

Raeleen saw Harcourt’s as the perfect fit for her next career move offering brand

strength, training and support second to none in the industry. At Harcourt’s, Raeleen

has the support of the number one most trusted real estate brand in New Zealand

seven years running.

If you are looking for a salesperson who will work hard,

you can trust and deliver you results – call Raeleen today.

Raeleen Nutira

021 216 7107 | 03 662 9933

Site office open Saturdays & Sundays 12.00 - 2.00pm

raeleen.nutura@harcourts.co.nz

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1472 Springs Road, Lincoln | South of Lincoln University

For more information:

Natalie McLean

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

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

Location & Presentation

BUYERS $599,000+

WEB ID LIU74426

ST ALBANS

392A Manchester Street

• Three good size bedrooms, two with walk in robes

• Main bathroom, ensuite and three toilets

• Under tile heating and heated mirrors in the bathrooms

• Bosch appliances

• Double garage with internal access

• Open plan kitchen, dining, living

• Heat pump, double glazing throughout

VIEW 12 Feb 5.00 - 5.30pm & 16 Feb

12.00 - 12.30pm

Entertainers Delight

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID LIU74387

LINCOLN

13 Craig Thompson Drive

Welcome to this well thought out executive styled

home. With a strong focus on quality, space, family and

entertaining options the heart of the home offers

polished concrete floors in the kitchen / living / dining

that open out to a fabulous outdoor entertaining Kwila

deck. Sit and enjoy the summer days under the verandah

in a comfy seating area with separate al-fresco dining.

VIEW 15 & 22 Feb 1.00 - 1.30pm & 16 & 23 Feb 1.30

- 2.00pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 25th February, 2020

at 1.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Dawn Pollard

Mobile 022 073 7580

dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

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Dawn Pollard

Mobile 022 073 7580

dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

Nicola Bray

Mobile 027 755 8846

nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

Nicola Bray

Mobile 027 755 8846

nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

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Clever design!

BUYERS $490,000+

WEB ID ROU74418

ROLLESTON

43 Moreton Green

Built in 2018, this trendy home holds incredible curb

appeal in a quiet yet handy location and it doesnt stop

there. The clever layout has ensured maximum use of

space so you can be sure you are getting more bang for

your buck! Quality fittings and fixtures adorn this

wonderful modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. The

kitchen is a stand-out with a hi-gloss bench, stylish

splashback, servery window and plenty of cupboard

space. The open-plan living opens-out via stacker-slider

to a private patio and courtyard area, the perfect cosy

spot for entertaining friends.

VIEW By Appointment

Lots of Space

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID LEU74316

SPRINGSTON

47 Raven Drive

As you make your way up the sweeping drive, you`ll

know that you are in for something special. The large,

pillared entrance-way is just a hint of what this property

offers. Once inside, the view over the internal waterfeature

and through one of the formal lounges to the

outside is truly impressive. A 2nd formal lounge with a

gas fire awaits and, across from here, the formal dining

room lends itself to those more up-market dinner

parties.

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 27th

February, 2020 at 4.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

3

4

NEW LISTING

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

2

1

NEW LISTING

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

2

3

A beauty in Bellbird

BUYERS $599,000+

WEB ID ROU74444

ROLLESTON

16 Bellbird Place

When you want space, style and great street appeal you

are onto a winner here! A grand entrance leading

through double doors to a very spacious open plan

kitchen, dining and lounge area with plenty of room for

all the family and friends to enjoy. In the kitchen and

dining areas, enjoy the benefits of a very well equipped

space, with a large walk in pantry, gas stove, dishwasher

and tiled floors. The kitchen, dining and living area

offers large stacker sliding doors out to a huge deck!

VIEW Sunday 16 Feb 11.30 - 12.00pm

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 16 Feb 11.00 - 11.30am

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 20th

February, 2020 at 4.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

April Nicholls

Mobile 027 737 6474

april@pb.co.nz

4

4

NEW LISTING

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

2

2

NEW LISTING

Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844

tanya@pb.co.nz

2

2

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 16 Feb 11.30 - 12.00pm

Character and Charm

BUYERS $389,000+

WEB ID ROU74294

LEESTON

59 Selwyn Street

Set on a 675 m2 section and within walking distance to

all of Leestons amenities, you will find this charming

character home with beautiful high ceilings and large

living spaces. In the modern day homes, it is hard to find

great sized bedrooms and you won't be left

disappointed when you see the bedrooms on offer here!

The kitchen has been modernised & is a galley style with

gas hobs, which flows through to the second living area

or dining room. There is an HRV, heatpump & log

burner to keep you toastie & warm and create a

welcoming ambiance in winter or fling open the French

doors!

VIEW Sunday 16 Feb 2.15 - 2.45pm

3

3

NEW LISTING

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

1

4

NEW LISTING

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

1

2+

pb.co.nz


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

Awaiting New Owner

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

2

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.

Dollars From Day One

NEW LISTING

View By Appointment

Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

LINCOLN

Bevan Hussey Spraying.

BUYERS $295,000+

$175,000 + GST (IF ANY)

WEB ID LIC74313

Are you looking for an established business

predominantly operating in the Ellesmere district. This

spraying business ticks all the boxes with loyal client

base, modern equipment and state of the art hi tech

Tracmap job display system. 2008 Hino truck with 2018

Amazone UG300 24 metre sprayer. Full list of plant and

associated chattels available on request.

Inspection strictly by appointment.

VIEW By Appointment

2

1

4

NEW LISTING

Family Dream

NEW LISTING

Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

$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 By Appointment

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

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

• 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

1

2

4

2

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Ron Ferguson

Mobile 027 498 6256

Office 03 325 2889

ronf@pb.co.nz

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Take Advantage

John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@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 By Appointment

Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

A Great Buy on Gemini! $509,000

WEB ID ROU71153

ROLLESTON

5 Gemini Place

Built to the most exacting specifications and standards,

this brand-new home is superbly located in a desirable

development of this popular and fast-growing

town.nBoasting three bedrooms (master with ensuite)

and a well-appointed bathroom, this thoughtfully

configured home is perfectly suited to family living. A

modern tiled floor kitchen is complemented by open

plan living and dining space, with a heatpump providing

the home's inherent warmth and excellent

indoor/outdoor flow enhancing functionality.

VIEW By Appointment

3

3

John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

2

3

Tracy Stevenson

Mobile 027 543 9029

tracys@pb.co.nz

2

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pb.co.nz


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Welcome

Dawn and Nicola to

Property Brokers Selwyn

With extensive experience in selling your largest

asset, built on many years of quality customer service,

exceptional results and extensive referrals, Property

Brokers welcome Dawn and Nicola to our growing team.

You can be assured of an exceptional result with Dawn

and Nicola’s true team customer service, coupled with a

truly New Zealand owned, country wide, family brand.

For a free market appraisal or

confidential chat please contact:

Nicola Bray & Dawn Pollard

Residential Sales Consultants

Nicola Bray

M 027 755 8846

E nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

Dawn Pollard

M 022 073 7580

E dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

Proud to be here

pb.co.nz

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008


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What to watch for when

the mode of sale changes

Buying a property is rarely straightforward,

which is no surprise given that it’s the

biggest financial commitment most people

ever make. When you combine big sums of

money and a considerable level of emotional

investment, even the simplest transaction

can be stressful. We hear a lot about the need

for buyers to do their homework, but there

are plenty of reasons for sellers to be careful

too.

If you’re selling a property with a real estate

agent, you must sign an agency agreement

that sets out all the terms and conditions

of your contract with them, including how

much commission they will earn from the

sale and how the property will be marketed.

That’s why it’s so important to get legal advice

before you sign an agency agreement. If it’s a

standard agreement, you usually retain the

right to sell the property privately but it’s a

good idea to check this. If you have signed

an agreement with an agency but decide for

whatever reason to opt for a DIY private

sale, you should double and triple-check

whether the agency agreement requires you

to pay commission to the real estate agent or

agency.

Most agencies use the Real Estate Authority

(REA) standard clauses in agency

agreements, which set out certain terms

and conditions for the contract and the

payment of commission. According to the

standard clauses, commission is payable if

the property is sold within the active term

of the agreement (normally 90 days) or if it

is sold privately within six months after the

end of the term to a buyer that the agent had

earlier introduced to the property. In other

words, if the buyer visits an open home run

by the real estate agent, and then enters into a

private sale with the seller within six months

after the end of the agreement, the seller is

still obliged to pay commission to the agent.

This can vary depending on whether it is

a sole or general agreement – talk to your

lawyer before you sign up.

Both sole agency agreements and general

agency agreements provide for commission

payments after the agreed period ends. If a

seller enters into a sale within six months of

the agency agreement ending with a buyer

who was introduced by the real estate agent

(or the agent facilitated the sale), then the

seller must pay the agent commission just as

they would have done when the agreement

was still current. So, if the agent brings a

potential buyer to a property in March, the

agency agreement expires in April, and the

seller and purchaser enter into a private

sale agreement in May, the seller will have

to pay the agent commission. The sale must

become unconditional (which is when all

the conditions of the sale and purchase

agreement have been met), but it doesn’t

matter whether it goes unconditional during

or after the agency period, or during or after

the six months following expiry, so long as

the sale and purchase agreement is entered

into within those timeframes. So, before you

sign an agency agreement, ask the agency

if it uses standard REA clauses. If it doesn’t

you may be exposed to more complicated

commission risks and you should seek legal

advice.

Generally, any issues arising from the agency

agreement/arrangements between the seller

and the real estate agent won’t have a direct

effect on the separate sale and purchase

agreement between the seller and the buyer.

However, the wrangling involved may create

headaches or delays that you as a buyer

wouldn’t want to be troubled with.

If you do decide that you’re really keen on a

property in this situation, seek legal advice

before getting involved (and especially

before signing anything). Remember too

that the REA can help you with questions

and complaints about sales involving

licensed real estate agents, but it’s unable to

step in if you have a problem with a private

and unlicensed seller.

For independent advice on buying or

selling property, check out settled.govt.nz.

Wards Road – Charing Cross, Darfield

38.5Ha Irrigated Bareland

• Centre Pivot Irrigation

• CPW Water

• 3 Bay Hay / Implement Shed

• Reticulated Stock Water

• Cattle Yards

WARDS ROAD

TO BE SOLD BY DEADLINE SALE

Offers to be presented on or before 4pm,

Thursday 27th February 2020

M: 027 433 4657 W: 347 9949 E: chris@marealestate.co.nz

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The Experts’

Selwyn

TO vIEW:

www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0688

Chris Flanagan

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz


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meet,play,love

meet - Wilfield offers a friendly village atmosphere where your

neighbours will become your new best buddies.

play - with community tennis, a playground, sports grounds and alpine

sports near by, Wilfield is the centre for fun.

love - start with the rural and alpine vistas. Then think community -

village shops, community events, parks, school and pre-school.

the freedom of space, the intimacy of small,

yet an easy commute to the city

yoursection.nz

Residential sections, Big Range, Canterbury Wide

The Best Kept Secrets

to Selling Your Home

Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the

only impression

No matter how good the interior of your home looks,

buyers have already judged your home before they walk

through the door. You never have a second chance to

make a first impression. It’s important to make people

feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the

house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive

shrubs and brightly colored flowers. Entry ways are also

important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and

keys. But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by

putting in a small bench or a vase of fresh-cut flowers.

Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show

Your house needs to be “show-ready” at all times – you

never know when your buyer is going to walk through

the door. You have to be available whenever they want

to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape.

Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher

cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure

there are no dust bunnies in the corners. It’s a little

inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.

Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first

You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling

your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of

remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part

of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back.

It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops

where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking

price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most

inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new

cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can

present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start

envisioning their own style. If you have a little money

to spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why

one? Because when people see one high-end appliance

they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates

the kitchen.

Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house

One of the most important things to do when selling

your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal

stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can

imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your

stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos,

memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes.

Staging simply means arranging your furniture to best

showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space.

Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade

Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth

makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your

money back if you do a huge improvement project before

you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates

that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh

coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy

some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles,

cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track,

fix leaky faucets and clean the grout.

Selling Secret #6: Conceal the critters

You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts

of potential buyers, but you’d be wrong. Not everybody

is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don’t want to walk in your

home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty

litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes.

It will give buyers the impression that your house is not

clean. If you’re planning an open home don’t leave your

pets around.

Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field

A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong real estate agent.

Make sure you have an agent who is totally informed.

They must constantly monitor the multiple listing

service (MLS), know what properties are going on the

market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find

an agent who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one

has many tools to get your house sold.

Selling Secret #8: Light it up

Maximize the light in your home. After location, good

light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they

want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the

windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage

of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let

in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house

bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.

Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets

Storage is something every buyer is looking for and

can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of

your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there.

Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and

cabinets clean and tidy.


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Marketing your property –

what does it mean?

Marketing a property is more than presentation and advertising.

Conceptually, marketing is identifying

what prospective buyers are looking for

then providing this. For example, larger

homes and sections may appeal more

to families. Young couples starting out,

generally have tight budgets leading

them to smaller properties, while older

people may be looking to downsize.

Brand new has a particular appeal

however there will always be a market for

established homes. Having a picture in

your mind of the type of buyer will help

in determining the features to emphasise.

If repairs and maintenance need to be

carried out before putting the property

on the market, seek the advice of a real

estate agent. They can advise on what

tasks are worth completing and what

might be unnecessary expense.

Installing a new kitchen or changing

the carpet may lift the house but will

the expense be recouped in the sale

price? On the other hand, modernising

an outdated kitchen or bathroom could

make a huge difference to the look of

the place. Avoid going overboard unless

the capital value of properties in the area

justifies this.

Real estate agents are in contact with

prospective buyers so aware of what they

are looking for. Draw on their expertise

and advice to help make the most of the

selling opportunity.

Establishing a relevant and fair price

for a property is important. Most

agents calculate this based on the price

properties in the area have sold for, and

what a particular property has to offer.

A unique or exceptional property may

justify a higher price, though run-down

properties can gain more than they

appear to merit. This might be due to the

area or other factors that suggest a good

investment.

When promoting a property, mix it up

and be creative so your property stands

out from the rest. TradeMe is a must;

checked by most people looking to buy.

Present the features the property offers as

benefits to potential buyers.

Erect a sign outside the property.

People stop and look at photographs and

this might spark sufficient interest for

them to visit an open home. Spending

a fortune on massive advertising

campaigns in every media might seem a

way to attract potential buyers but may

be an unnecessary expense without the

return. A better philosophy could be a

little often. This will depend on the value

of the property, your budget and how

best to reach target buyers.

Buyer perception is also significant.

For example, properties that sit for a

while can become stale. Resting the

property by taking it off the market for

a short time, then relisting perhaps in

spring or when sales in the area appear

to lift a little, can make a difference.

However, if a property does not sell

immediately there is no need for panic or

dropping the price. It may simply be that

the right buyer has not yet come along. If

the mix is right your property will sell.

Real Estate

has changed.

It’s only fair.

Talk to Helen about how listing your

home is even easier with our new

Marketing Launch Bundle.

Expectional marketing.

No additional costs.

Helen Lee Sales Consultant

027 503 9219 | helen.lee@tallpoppy.co.nz

tallpoppy.co.nz/helen.lee


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Your guide to Community Developments

in the Selwyn District

Focussing on what matters

Having the opportunity to visualise your new home is

helpful, as is being able to view a showhome which is a

true reflection of its actual build cost.

Freedom Built’s new Rolleston showhome has been

built with this in mind. This showhome demonstrates

the company’s standard specifications with just two

exceptions; there is an engineered stone bench top in the

kitchen and a tiled shower in the ensuite (the only two

upgrades within the home).

At 167 square metres, this three bedroom home is

an ideal size for a family, as well as for those wishing

to downsize or a single person looking for a little more

space. Floor to ceiling windows and sliders offer plenty

of light while the benefit of the sun’s free energy is

guaranteed year round.

The living area, incorporating an internal kitchen,

is open, spacious and bright. Within the kitchen are

quality Bosch appliances, a ceramic cooktop, under

bench oven and dishwasher.

There is also space for an

extra wide refrigerator

and the generous island

incorporates a sink with

tower faucet along with

plenty of space for the

family to sit. All cabinetry

is soft close with extra deep

cupboards and drawers in

the island. A walk-in pantry,

is neatly located at one end

of the kitchen, which is an

efficient workspace.

There are two outdoor

living areas, constructed of

low maintenance exposed

aggregate concrete. One

faces due north accessible

from the lounge. Another

sliding door leads out to a

second courtyard.

Bathed in sunlight, the

master bedroom also

accesses the courtyard

through a sliding door,

while inside a sense of

luxury is gained with the

good sized walk-in robe and

attractive ensuite, complete

with tiled walk-in shower.

The laundry is located in

the double garage, where built in cabinetry includes a

Formica bench with space underneath for front loader

washing machine and clothes dryer, a cupboard above

and a double full height storage cupboard.

The Firth Devonstone Antique white brick cladding

The open plan is open, spacious & bright.

and black aluminium

joinery make a striking

and fashionable statement,

augmented by the exposed

aggregate driveway.

Indoors, the interior

colour scheme features

Dulux half Manorburn,

Kaikoura Dolphin carpet,

and Levin Drift Oak Beige

vinyl for an attractive clean

yet earthy feel.

Freedom Built is

a family owned and

locally operated

building company, with

considerable experience

in the residential housing

market. Every home they

build, is individually

designed to suit a client’s

particular needs and their

specific building site.

To assist clients, the

showhome also has a room

dedicated to displays of

features and fittings, from

claddings to interior furnishings like carpet and vinyl

samples. The company also has eight to ten houses

under construction at any one time, which can be

viewed for additional inspiration.

Freedom Built are based at their new Rolleston

Freedom Built’s new showhome at 1031 Gould’s Road.

showhome at 1031 Goulds Road, Goulds Estate. The

showhome is open: 8am-4pm, Monday to Thursday and

8am-2pm Fridays or by appointment.

The master bedroom

The ensuite features a tiled shower

Freedom Built is a local family owned and operated house building company.

We always have a range of house and land packages available and also do client designs and builds.

- info@freedombuilt.co.nz

- Chloe on 027 303 2245

home - www.freedombuilt.co.nz

Showhome location: 1031 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Open Mon –Thursday 8-4, Friday 8-2 or for viewing by appointment.


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Sections

around

the school

site now

selling!

Live where

they learn

Do you realise that, not only will Acland Park, Rolleston,

have its own brand new primary school, but there are

also plans for a pre-school here as well?

So your children will be able to enjoy all their earlier

education within walking distance of home.

And when they’re ready for High School, there’s a

new one just down the road.

Something to think about while

you’re doing the school run!

Sections priced from just

$155,000

aclandpark.co.nz

0800 ACLAND

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Guide

LOOKING FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION?

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

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon 37 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

39 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

Touchstone Homes

Falcons Landing Rolleston

15 Falcon Road, Rolleston

Open Wednesday to Sunday

10pm - 4pm

03 961 6046

www.touchstonehomes.co.nz

Jennian Homes

Canterbury

Rolleston

2 Thornborough Drive

The Borough

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm (or by appointment)

Halswell Commons

9 Nevermore Place

Open Saturday & Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Ashburton

Whiteoak Grove, Oaklea

Development, Tinwald

Open Wednesday & Thursday

12pm - 3pm

Open Sunday

12pm - 3pm

www.jennian.co.nz

First Homes

St Albans

39 Sherborne Street

Phone 021 575 545 1480

www.firsthomes.co.nz

Signature Homes

Farington, Rolleston

97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Falcons Landing, Rolleston

1 Falcon Road, Falcons Landing

Open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Prestons Park

37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive

Marshland, Christchurch

Both open Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Show Room/Office:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788

www.signature.co.nz

SHOWHOMES:

All three showhomes

Open Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm

full deSign/build

Showhome open

39 Sherborne Street, St Albans

Call now: 021 575 545

www.firsthomes.nz

SHOWROOM / OFFICE:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Christchurch

Visit our three modern Display Homes

Jennian Homes Canterbury have three Display Homes now open.

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

Jennian Homes Canterbury

212 Main South Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

P 03 741 1436

E canterbury@jennian.co.nz

jennian.co.nz

Come on in to our new Show Home.”

0800 844 488

signature.co.nz

ROLLESTON HALSWELL ASHBURTON

2 Thornborough Drive

The Borough, Rolleston

Wednesday - Sunday

12 - 4pm

9 Nevermore Place,

Halswell Commons

Saturday - Sunday

12 - 4pm

1 Waterford Place, Whiteoak

Grove, Ashburton

Wednesday - Thursday 12 - 3pm

Sunday 12 - 3pm

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

So what are you waiting for?

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

Promote your

Showhome

throughout

Christchurch

and the Selwyn

District

Contact Mike Fulham:

Phone 03 379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

To advertise in

The Showhome Guide

Please phone: 03 379 7100

15 Falcon Road, Rolleston

Open Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 4

www.touchstonehomes.co.nz


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4 Torlesse Crescent Darfield

Harcourts Rolleston

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4 Manor Drive Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

3/215 Wairakei Road Bryndwr

Harcourts Rolleston

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13 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln

Property Brokers

18A Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Rolleston

3 Ford Mews, Springston

Ray White Lincoln

11 Russell Lilley Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

16 Oates Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

5 Dumfries Drive, Hei Hei

Ray White Lincoln

49 Skerten Avenue, Hornby

Ray White Rolleston

sunday 16th February

49 High Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

1/111 Aikmans Road Merivale

Harcourts Rolleston

11 Courtfield Close, Parklands

Property Brokers

1 Avro Crescent, Hornby

Ray White West Melton

1/353 Main South Road, Hornby

Ray White Rolleston

41 Hamill Road, Halswell

Ray White Lincoln

14 Robert Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

142 Aberdeen Road, Prebbleton

Ray White Rolleston

5 Pollock Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

50 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

10 Mountain View Place, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 Wedgewood Row, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1234 Courtenay Road, Kirwee

Property Brokers

16 Bellbird Place, Rolleston

Property Brokers

6 Adelaide Street, Kirwee

Property Brokers

3 Dunlop Cresent, Rolleston

Property Brokers

392A Manchester Street, St Albans

Property Brokers

19 Norris Street, Prebbleton

Ray White Rolleston

366 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

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35 Strauss Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

46 Greenwich Street, Halswell

Ray White Lincoln

35 Radley Street, Woolston

Harcourts Rolleston

24 Siltstone Street, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

13 School Lane, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

69 Boston Avenue, Hornby

Matson & Allan Rolleston

26 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

15 Hororata Road, Hororata

Bayleys Canterbury

129 Johnson Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

17A Millstream Drive Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

3B Dynes Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

18 Gracia Avenue, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

35 Kimberley Road, Darfield

Property Brokers

93 Beaumont Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

34 Park Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

33 Westview Crescent, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

21 D’Arcy Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

3 Boulez Mews, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

42 Grangewood Drive, Lincoln

Bayleys Canterbury

16A Broad Street, Southbridge

Bayleys Canterbury

9 High Street, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

2 Lucca Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

13 Bethany Road, Rolleston

Property Brokers

1731 Clintons Road, Darfield

Property Brokers

43 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

25 Faulks Drive, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

80 Preston Avenue, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

18A Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Rolleston

6 Fibonacci Way, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

5 Marvell Lane, Rolleston

Property Brokers

4 Torlesse Crescent Darfield

Harcourts Rolleston

8 Dalwood Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

7 Eversham Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

15 Exeter Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

37 Tussock Lance, Windwhistle

Bayleys Canterbury

13 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln

Property Brokers

7A Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

13 Friars Lane, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

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12 Rossall Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

18 Lynley Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

40 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

26 Lucca Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

4 Manor Drive Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

37 Chapman Street, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

3/436 Barbadoes Street, Edgeware

Ray White Lincoln

8B Kowhai Drive, Darfield

Matson & Allan Darfield

2 Royston Common West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

Lot 304 Marvell Lane, Rolleston

Property Brokers

59 Selwyn Street, Leeston

Property Brokers

17 McCauley Street, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

786 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

10 Joy Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3/215 Wairakei Road Bryndwr

Harcourts Rolleston

12 Donatello Drive Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

1 Lemonwood Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

74 Alpineview, West Melton

Matson & Allan Rolleston

236 Lakeside Ridge Road, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

219 Bells Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

1207 Leeston Dunsandel Road, Dunsandel

Bayleys Canterbury

13B Mulholland Drive Darfield

Bayleys Canterbury

200 Lowes Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

34 King Street, Coalgate

Matson & Allan Darfield

67 Thames Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

6 Milton Court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

337 Brookside Irwell Road, Leeston

Property Brokers

6 Pultney Street, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

112 Alpineview, West Melton

Bayleys Canterbury

606 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN

TIMES PROPERTY

DIRECTORY EVERY

WEDNESDAY FOR THE

BEST OF PROPERTY IN

THE SELWYN DISTRICT

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real

Estate companies

RAY WHITE

Rolleston 03 347 9988

www.rwRolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

PROPERTY BROKERS

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

BAYLEYS

CANTERBURY 03 375 4700

www.bayleys.co.nz

Harcourts

www.fourseasons.

Harcourts.co.nz

Harcourts HORNBY 03 349 9919

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711

Harcourts LINCOLN 03 662 9933

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

Rolleston 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204

LEESTON 03 324 3704


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NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Darfield 13b Mulholland Drive

Dunsandel 1207 Leeston Dunsandel Road

Peace and tranquillity

5 2 2 2

A touch of Provence

4 1 2 2

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

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 27 Feb 2020

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View 3-3.30pm Sun 16 Feb

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

• Hebel clad 240sqm home designed by architect

Boyd Chamberlain

• Fabulous open-plan kitchen/living/dining with

Cathedral ceiling, picture windows with views to

the garden and great indoor/outdoor flow

• Four double bedrooms, master with ensuite, family

bathroom and office

• Double garage with large sleepout or could be used

as a home office

• 5.1140ha with fenced paddocks, pond, large

workshop with three-phase power and two-bay

shed

bayleys.co.nz/5511688

Asking Price $875,000

View Sun 2.45-3.15pm

Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519

suzy.mcpherson@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

FINAL NOTICE

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

Halswell 23 Quaifes Road

Lincoln McDonald Road

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.

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

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 largersized

property – make your dreams a reality!

bayleys.co.nz/5511634

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 REAA 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5511524

bayleys.co.nz

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