North Canterbury News: February 20, 2020

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Issue 884 | www.starnews.co.nz

Ministry

won’tpay

for tyres

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Funding is putting thebrakes on

removing the stockpile of old tyres on the

outskirtsofAmberley.

Alandowner request to the Ministry

for the Environment for funding from the

WasteMinimisationFund to help

remove the tyres has failed.

The ministry saysthe situation does

not meetits criteria.

EnvironmentCanterbury’s northern

zone manager, Andrew Arps, says ECan

shares the community’s concernabout

the risks posed by the tyres, but funding

is the biggest challenge.

Courtaction is ongoing, and

discussions are continuing with the

landowner.

‘‘It is adifficult situation for the

landowner, due to the failure of the

companies that put the tyres on the

property to comply with acourt orderto

remove them by December 31, 2018,’’ Mr

Arps says.

‘‘Thelandownerhas worked closely

with us throughoutthis process, has been

proactiveininvestigating solutions to

this issue, and has already taken

responsibility for the remediation of the

contaminated material at the site that

resulted fromthe fire in February 2018.’’

Removal of the tyres has been

intermittent sincethe late­2018 deadline,

and ECan continues to monitorthe

number of tyresbeing trucked away.

‘‘To date, we estimatemore than 40,000

tyreshave beenremoved.’’

He says balingand exporting tyres is

the favoured disposal option. Other

options were moreexpensive.

Hurunui District Councilchief

executive officer Hamish Dobbie says no

proposal has been put to council to

formallyconsider funding for the issue.

It is following the progress of the ECan

legalprocessand believes it provides the

solution.

Opportunity ... Nick Ledgard on the bed of the Ashley­Rakahuri River.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Charred riverbed could aid birdlife

By RACHEL MACDONALD

The bed of the Ashley­Rakahuri River,

scarred by recent fires, provides an

opportunity to establish bird­friendly

wetlands and rid alarge area of pests.

Ashley­Rakahuri RivercareGroup

spokesman Nick Ledgardsays the recent

fireshave stripped pests of theircover

and exposed natural springs. It provides

an opportunity to clear and plant the

area properly, and create wetlands.

The fires havecleared the grasses and

weeds, without affecting the channels

and waterflow, and he is eagertomove

quickly beforethe ‘‘firefodder’’reestablishes.

‘‘If this chancewere taken to tidy

things up after the fires, we couldcreate

natural habitats that would attract all

kindsofbirds.

‘‘It has been along­term goaltosee if

we couldcoax species like the blackstilt

and spoonbill backtothe riverbed,

estuary, and Tuhaitara wetlands,’’ he

says.

‘‘We haveproposalsbeingconsidered

by the DepartmentofConservation, but

this is the ideal time to act, before the

gorsegrows back.’’

Nick says the group is hoping there

mightbeanopportunitytotalk to

EnvironmentCanterburyabout what

happens next.

The rivercare grouplost 37 of its 200

vermin trapstothe fires.

‘‘We’re constantly fundraising as it is,

to protectthe birds, and we haven’tyet

had achance to look at thecost of

replacements,’’ Nick says.

‘‘We’ll have to explore how we’regoing

to makethat happen, and quickly enough

to stayontop of the pests.’’

He says the fires have had little effect

on the birdlife, as theireggs had hatched

and fledglings had left their nests.

Major threats to the river birds on the

Ashleyare hedgehogs, followed by rats,

cats, stoats and weasels.

These are targetedusing Department

of Conservationbox traps, with asteel

trap mechanism inside, whichthe group

buildsitself,bothfor its own purposes

and as amoney­earner.

It also usesTimmstraps, which are

particularly effectiveincontrolling feral

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

AtemporaryBailey bridge hasbeen

installedatthe Waiau Bridge to allow

trafficaccess while earthquakerelatedrepairsare

completedbythe

North Canterbury Transport

Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR)

alliance.

Its installation allows the crewto

jackupthe bridgebelow to deconstruct

and replace damagedcomponents.

NCTIR projectengineerJonathan

Armstrongsays thework at the bridge

willinclude replacement of apier and

an abutment at theChristchurch end of

the bridge.

There are alsominor concrete

repairstoall of thepiers alongthe

width of theWaiauRiver,hesays.

The Bailey bridgewas installed by a

teamofworkersfrom Fulton Hogan,

Downer,TitanCranes, Ymak Civil and

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closureonFebruary2.

Mr Armstrong saidthe night was

carefullyplanned to ensurethe project

requirements werefully completed

Recyclers need to do better

Frustrating ... Cust publican Tommy

Dick with one of the wheelbarrow wheels

wrongly put in the cardboard bin at the

village’s recycling hub.

By RACHEL MACDONALD

When is cardboard quite obviously not

cardboard? When it’s awheelbarrow

wheel, obviously.

Cust publican Tommy Dick has been

going beyond the call of duty to try to

ensure the village retains its recycling

skips, part of atrial that is under

threat from people simply not reading,

or caring about, the instructions

beside the bins.

Given that those instructions are

quite simple, he questions why people

are dumping rubbish where it’s not

supposed to be.

He has found himself retrieving

polystyrene and rubbish bags from the

cardboard bin, as well as two

wheelbarrow wheels.

There was even acarton of beer

bottles in there last week, despite the

fact the bottles could easily have been

tipped into the skip next door,

labelled for that purpose, and the

carton flattened and left where it was.

during the closure, so repairwork

could begin. Themainchallenge of the

projectiskeepingthe roadopen while

work is completed,hesays.

TheBailey bridge willbeused for the

next two months to ensureminimal

road closures.

“Everytimeweclose the bridgeit’s a

40­minute detour,sowe’vedesigned

thewholeproject to minimisethose

road closures and limit the effectithas

on the community.”

Allwork on thebridge is expected to

be completed by June.

Cash sought

for cycle trail

Funding of $3 million is being sought to

completethe multi­day cycle trail,

Wheels to Waipara.

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC)is

applyingtothe Lottery Significant

Projects Fund. Thetrailwill takecyclists

on aseries of off­road routes fromcentral

Christchurch via New Brighton and

Bottle Lake Forest,acrossthe

Waimakariri Bridgeand through North

Canterbury to the Waipara wineregion.

Last year, ENC applied to the

ProvincialGrowthFund for support but

it was not considered duetonofurther

fundsbeing available at the time for

cycletrailsortourismprojects.

ENC chief executive Heather Warwick

says the Lottery Significant Projects

Fund provides grants for capitalprojects

of $3m or more. Theproject mustbefor

public use and provide regional or

nationalbenefits in areas including

sport, recreation,the environmentand

tourism. ‘‘The Wheels to Waipara cycle

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Set for launch ... Mark and Shelley Bromley say their Rangiora market concept has been three years in the making.

Market to open with 50 stalls

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Vibrant andvaried;a

destination of choice. Thatis

how Mark and Shelley

Bromley describe the new

North Canterbury Sunday

Market, scheduled to open at

the Rangiora Racecourse on

March 8.

The conceptofalarge,

diverseregional markethas

beenmorethan three years

in the making,Shelley says.

‘‘Aftermoving to Rangiora,

we were looking for aperfect

spotfor abusy,colourful

market.

‘‘Wewenttotalk to the

Rangiora Racecourse, and

theywere keentofreeup

someland forthe project.’’

The initiative was

consented by the

Waimakariri District Council

latelastyear,and therace

has been on since then to

blend amix of produceand

quality artisancrafts, to

createapoint of difference

withother markets in the

region.

‘‘Our approvedapplication

was for150 stalls,’’ Marksays.

‘‘Asthe population in North

Canterbury continues to

grow, we feelthere’s areal

needfor somewherepeople

can go to browseawiderange

of interestinggoodsand

foods,listentosome great

music, and just take in the

atmosphereofabig market.’’

‘‘Wesee it becomingagreat

drawcardfor visitors from

throughout Canterburyand

further afield.’’

Creating thatmix of

purveyorsand products has

beenabig job,theysay.

‘‘Competition’s one thing,

but we’ve tried to be very

selective whenitcomesto

choosing stallholders. We’re

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Acaseinpointisafood

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takeaway vendors.

The market, sponsoredby

WilsonPrint,willkick off on

March 8witharound 50

stalls.Mayor Dan Gordon will

cut theopening ribbon.

It willthen run every

Sunday year­round, from

9am to 2pm,atthe racecourse

on Lehmans Rd.

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Part will go towardsthe fixed­term

employmentofanew food and

beverage business development

manager,tasked with collaborating

with private and publicagencies, iwi

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industrygrouptosupport and

promote the sector.

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‘‘They have identified anumber of

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The managerwill work with the

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Ms Warwick saysthe new roleis

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“The NorthCanterburyregion,

from Kaikoura down to the Waimakariri

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Horse pursuits draw overseas students

By DAVID HILL

Horse riding is proving to be a

major drawcard for European

students to study in Rangiora.

Rangiora High School

international director Melissa

Heyrink says the new school

year started with 52

international students, with

another eight arriving over the

next few weeks.

The majority are attracted by

the opportunity to work with

horses, with the largest

contingent from Germany.

‘‘We are very full this year for

European enrolments. We have

more than ever,’’ she says.

‘‘We are becoming very

popular for our equine

opportunities, such as having

equine studies as aschool

subject, horse­riding lessons,

and they play polo on aFriday

morning.

‘‘And they can live with ahost

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they can ride daily and look

after them.’’

She says the German students

tend to be ‘‘very goalorientated’’.

‘‘They know what they want

to do and quickly immerse

themselves in the local

community.

‘‘We work with more than 25

agents in Germany and it just

keeps growing and growing.’’

German students Alina Prein

and Hanna Vowmers have

spent two terms in Rangiora as

part of aone­year stay.

‘‘It’s really nice. It’s kind of

different. The culture is

different, but not so different

because it’s still aWestern

country,’’ Alina says.

‘‘I miss home, but I’m happy

to go back in July. It’s nice to be

here.’’

The pair say football,

handball and equestrian

pursuits are major sports back

home, but rugby and netball are

new to them.

Alina comes from Germany’s

capital, Berlin, acity of around

3.8 million people, while Hanna

comes from avillage of 2000

people in the coastal region of

Ostfriesland in northwest

Germany.

Lured by horses ... International

students Hanna Vowmers, left,

aged 17, Ismael Markria, 15, and

Alina Prein, 16, are enjoying their

time at Rangiora High School.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Hana says she misses her two

horses at home, while Alina has

regular riding lessons back in

Germany, but not during school

time.

‘‘It’s so cool to be able to ride

ahorse at school and Ienjoy my

host family with two young kids

and adog,’’ Hanna says.

Ismael Markria comes from

Lyon in southeast France and

has ahorse back home, though

riding at school is anew

experience.

He has also been in Rangiora

for two terms as part of aoneyear

exchange.

‘‘It’s pretty cool. Icame to

learn English and Iwasn’t

expecting to find all these

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The way we were ... Jim and Julie Ryan, from Woodend, look at historic photos of Rangiora during their visit to the Rangiora town centre

exhibition.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Building on town'smomentum

By SHELLEY TOPP

Acharismatic and

contemporary look at

Rangiora from the past and

into the future features in a

new exhibition in the Gables

Arcade.

The Rangiora TownCentre

Charismaticand

Contemporary Exhibition,

installed last Friday, has been

set up by the Waimakariri

District Council to introduce

the draftRangiora town

centrestrategy.

It provides alook at what

the town could looklike in the

future, offers areminder of

what it used to be like, and

allowspeopleachance to

comment on whatthey want to

see happen.

‘‘The success of the

Rangiora town centreisvital

in ensuring Waimakariri’s

economycontinues to thrive,’’

Mayor Dan Gordonsays in the

Draft Rangiora Town Centre

Strategy Blueprintto2030+

consultation document,

supplied at the exhibition.

‘‘We are not starting with a

blank canvas;much has

alreadybeen achieved

throughthe successful

implementation of the

previousRangioratown

centre strategy and our task

now is to build on the

momentum.’’

The exhibition outlines 10

big projects whichinclude

reinforcingthe role of High

St, connecting the east to the

core, developingthe BNZ

corner, transforming station

corner, completing

development north of High St,

revampingthe civic precinct,

supporting the Durham St

development, enabling

opportunities south of High

St, providing accesstothe

town centre, and encouraging

living in the centre.

The exhibition includes an

ideasboard wherepeople

viewing the exhibition can

have theirsay about what they

wouldlike to see in the town,

plus astack of forms should

they choose to make alonger

submission.

Abig­screen television

displays acontinual

slideshow, including

comments from Rangiora

business owners and people

working in the central

business districtabout what

features they wouldlike to see

in the town.

HartleySchool of

Performing Arts founder Dale

Hartley­Brown wants support

for the Town Hall, ‘‘with

places to eat and things for

people to do afterseeinga

show’’.

Jenna Broad,ofNiche Gifts,

wants local retailers to ‘‘work

more closely together to

market the stylish and unique

aspects our town has to offer’’.

Suzanne Snow, of Fresca

Mediterranean,would like to

see the town centre improved

for pedestrians, whileJaden

WilliamsHolland, amember

of the Waimakariri District

Council Youth Council,wants

moregreeneryinthe town

centre. ‘‘The environment is

really important to young

people.’’

Kaikoura workers' village to be sold

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The temporary Kaikoura village that

housedcrew workingonearthquake

recovery in Kaikoura is up for sale.

The New Zealand Transport Agency

has re­started the sale­by­tender

process.

It initially tendered it early in 2019,

but as extra work was added to the

recovery programme, it was put on hold

because the housing was stillneeded.

It is owned by the agencyand

KiwiRail, and is used by their delivery

agent, the North Canterbury Transport

InfrastructureRecovery (NCTIR)

alliance.Itsits on leasedfarmland near

the Kaikoura township.

TransportAgency owner interface

manager Colin Knaggs says the village

still playsanimportant part in works

along the Kaikoura coastline.

NCTIR has afull workload planned

throughtothe end of June, and the

village will then shut down.

Alternative accommodation for the

remaining workers will be found in

Kaikoura.

There are 115 people staying in the

village, down from 180 less than two

months ago.

Numbersstayinginthe villagevary

depending on the work projects under

way, Mr Knaggs says.

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STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

Benefits of free trade

Irecently had the pleasure of meeting

renowned economist Bjorn Lomberg to

discuss how to best spend our money to

combat some of the pressing concerns

we face today.

Bjorn is president of the Copenhagen

Consensus Centre and is considered

one of the most influential people in

the world.

The centre is athink tank of more

than 300 economists from

internationally renowned institutions.

It researches and publishes the

smartest solutions to the world's biggest

problems.

He is astrong advocate of removing

trade barriers and here is why.

Over the next 15 years, the

international community will spend

more than $US2.5 trillion on

development.

In September 2015, the world’s 193

governments established 17

sustainable development goals made

up of 169 priorities to achieve

sustainable economic, social and

environmental development globally

by 2030.

According to Bjorn’s analysis, these

governments have promised too much

by failing to assess these targets in

value­for­money terms.

As we have seen repeatedly all over

the world, fewer trade restrictions can

lift incomes and reduce poverty.

Bjorn showed us economic models

which show that asuccessful reduction

of trade barriers like that which hoped

to be achieved from the Doha Round of

multilateral trade talks could have

added $US11 trillion to global gross

domestic product by 2030.

That is $US1000 more for each person

in the developing world every year,

which could lift 160 million people out

of poverty.

Bjorn estimates that for every dollar

we spend on reducing world trade

restrictions, we get a$US2011 return.

Yet spending our budgets on making

improvements to health, technology or

preventing illegal financial flows

results in far less environmental, social

and economic value per dollar spent.

Removing trade barriers is also

essential for New Zealand’s agriculture

industry and economy moving forward.

However, the World Trade

Organisation rules on agricultural

trade are not as well developed or

effective as the rules for trade in

industrial goods.

Many countries retain arange of

barriers to agricultural imports, such

as high tariffs and tariff quotas.

New Zealand's agricultural exports

frequently come up against these

barriers and also have to compete

against products that enjoy subsidies.

This can put our farmers at a

significant disadvantage in ahighly

competitive market.

We need to move toward creating a

more fair and market­oriented

agricultural trading system.

Agricultural exporters should be able

to benefit from the same opportunities

in world markets that industrial goods

enjoy.

Achieving these objectives would

make asignificant contribution to

achieving economic, social and

environmental development by

providing considerable benefits for

developing nations as well as our

farmers and our economy.

Bike ride for Seaweek

Rangers at the TuhaitaraCoastal Park

in Waimakariri will host a14km

mountainbike ride through the park as

part of Seaweek next month.

The ride will be held on Sunday,

March1,starting at WoodendBeach

Domain at 3.30pm, and finishing backat

the domain at 6.30pm.

This year, Seaweek —New Zealand’s

nationalcelebrationofthe sea—begins

on Saturday, February 29, and ends on

Sunday, March8.

Seaweek,which addressesour

understanding andconcerns about the

sea, is hostedbythe New Zealand

Association for Environmental

Education. It also focuses on learning

from the sea and aims to excite and

inspire New Zealanderstorenew their

connections with the ocean.

Funding challenges

Why is it so hard to fix an identified

need?

Last year, anetwork of social services

called Together Hurunui completed a

service­mapping exercise to identify a

range of service providers that are

currently being contracted, andare

delivering to people in theHurunui

District.

Following the 2016 earthquakes,

services in our district increased

significantly for alimited time, which

gave us greater insight into what is

required in our district and whatwould

help those impacted by years of drought

and other rural and social issues.

This unmet need has been evidenced

by some ofthe current providers, and

support the desire to secure funding for

adedicated family­based socialworker.

We are grateful for the services we do

have, but now understand the

opportunity thatexists to do better.

Ihave beenpart of aprocess to speak

with current providers, potential

funders, andcommunity members, all

who support and understand the valueto

well­being that this potential service

would bring.

Despite having the support and vision,

it remains challenging to secure the

funding and deliver the desired result,

as the generic family social worker falls

outside the scope of Oranga Tamariki

Partnering for Outcomes and the

Ministry of Social Development.

We want to be able to help people

early on to prevent themfrom requiring

the specialised services that are on offer

—tobethe ambulance at the top of the

cliff, not the bottom.

Iamworking with willing partiesto

continue to voice our district’s need and

will continue to do so until all avenues

have been exhausted.

Ican’t helpbut agree with the wordsof

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith in his recent

column, who said: “We should take a

social investment approach where social

services are targeted at the people who

need it most.’’

Together Hurunuisocial services

networking is collaborating in this

space, but desires to do more.

Together Hurunui is acollaborative

and locally designed project whereby

social services providers come together

on abi­monthly basis to educate,

collaborate, andinformtowards abetter

community.

Our vision is: “Thatall people in the

Hurunui are valued and connected.”

SH1 upgrades needed now

That Woodendneeds abypass on

State Highway 1isnot in question.

What is in question is why are the

safetymeasures desperately needed

on StateHighway 1not alreadyin

place?Irefertocontrolled

intersections at WoodendRoad and

the Rangiora­Woodend Road, as well

as centre­line refugesfor pedestrians

at eachbus stop.

The bypass willtake aminimumof

5to7yearstobuild; the safety

improvements shouldhave been built

prior to Ravenswood being

populated.

All sorts of bureaucraticexcuses

are made as to why these

improvements are not alreadyin

place.

However,Waimakariri MP Matt

Doocey and the WaimakaririDistrict

Council’s politicalhand­wringing

over lack of progress on the bypass

mightcarry alot more weight if action

on the SH1 safety improvementshad

been implemented acouple of years

ago.

Of course,the much­needed safety

improvements would not pleasethe

road transport industry —major

sponsors of the National Party.

Yours,

David Jones

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School roll at record

as rebuild finishes

By DAVID HILL

When Bruce Kearney took over as

principal in 2012, Kaiapoi High School

had around 100 year 9pupils.

Eight years later, the school has

started the new year with 220 year 9

students, with enrolments still trickling

in.

The school roll has

ballooned from 550 in

2012 to arecord 930 this

year, meaning anew

building project may be

just around the corner.

‘‘Our rebuild is finally

complete. We’ve had our

two new buildings fitted

with air conditioning over

the holidays, which has

made amassive

difference,’’ Mr Kearney

says.

‘‘When we planned our

rebuild Ididn’t think we

would get to our maximum roll of 1100

students, but if we keep growing at the

same rate we will get there in another

five or six years.’’

Fortunately, there is provision for

stage two in the school’s redevelopment

plans should the roll continue to grow.

He says the roll growth reflects the

ongoing population growth in Kaiapoi,

Woodend, Pegasus, Clarkville and

Ohoka, and the fact the school is ‘‘now

the school of choice for the community’’.

Meanwhile, the school has $400,000 to

spend as part of the government’s school

investment package announced late last

year.

‘‘We’re not 100 percent sure what we

Bruce Kearney

are allowed to spend it on, but I

understand it is more around

beautification,’’ Mr Kearney says.

‘‘It will allow us to do the things that

schools haven’t been able to do in the

past.’’

Top of the wishlist will be ‘‘softening

the edges’’around the central courtyard

and landscaping around the whare.

‘‘It’s really cool. Schools

never get money like this

to soften their

environment, so we are

really excited.’’

Mr Kearney says the

school had asuccessful

2019, with ‘‘outstanding’’

NCEA results for its

‘‘mainstream roll’’, with

pass rates of 93.3 percent

at level one, 92% at level

two and 83% at level three.

He believes these

compare favourably with

most other schools around

New Zealand.

‘‘We are really proud of that. They are

strong results and it comes down to the

quality of the teaching.

‘‘At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter

how good your buildings are, it comes

back to the quality of your teachers.’’

He says 2020 is shaping to be busy,

with the school involved in Waitangi Day

and Anzac Day events, and visiting local

resthomes.

‘‘What makes me even more proud is

that there aren’t that many community

schools left and we immerse ourselves in

our community.

‘‘Anytime anyone in the community

needs anything, we are there for them.’’

Six parts ... Aconcept being considered for the Soldiers’ Block.

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Redevelopment of the Soldiers’ Block

in the Queen Mary Hospital Reserve

at Hanmer Springs could cost about

$7 million.

Aproject is being considered that

would offer six spaces in the block.

Work is under way to explore how to

fund it.

The Hurunui District Council has

been working with the Soldiers’ Block

steering committee and Heritage New

Zealand to develop the multi­use sixin­one

proposal.

The six proposed spaces are: a

commercial and creative shared hub;

acommunity space for hire; awar

experience and cafe area; afunction

space with acommercial kitchen; a

movie theatre; and temporary

accommodation and amanager’s flat.

The estimated cost would be $7.3m,

meaning asignificant amount of

funding would need to be sought.

Councillors and staff, keenly aware

of acommunity desire to see the block

restored, are looking at developing a

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it requires careful planning to make

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burden on ratepayers.

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9

Festival guarantees acolour splash

By SHELLEY TOPP

Rangiora’s Festival of Colour

will return to Victoria Park next

month for another blast of

colour, fun, live entertainment,

cultural performances and food.

Waikuku band Funk and

Disorderly will be playing on the

day and there will also be a

performance from the Kaiapoi

North School Kapa Haka Group,

which will open the festival.

Rangiora’s third colour

festival will be held on Sunday,

March 29, starting at 10am. It

will also feature artwork in the

MainPower Art competition.

Entries for this competition

close on Friday, March 20.

There are two categories, a

colouring­in competition for

under 6­year­olds and an open

competition for everyone else,

with $500 worth of cash and

prizes to be won.

The festival is apopular

family day out, which has

attracted between 2500 and 3000

people to Rangiora each year.

Organiser Karl Horwarth is

hoping for another big crowd at

this year’s event.

‘‘It is alot of fun, with great

food, music, performances,

colour blasts and people

throwing colour powder over

each other.

‘‘I love seeing families

throwing colour on each other.

The parents always get covered

the most,’’ he said.

The festival will again be a

fundraiser for Big Brothers Big

Sisters (BBBs) of North

Canterbury.

After last year’s event, $2000

was donated to the charity.

‘‘BBBS do such an amazing

job in North Canterbury,

mentoring young people and we

felt it was agreat fit with the

colour festival, which is so

popular with families,’’ Karl

said.

‘‘This year we are also raising

money for Ronald McDonald

House, which also does a

fantastic job helping families, so

we wanted to help them this

year as well.’’

There will also be many

market stalls in the park for the

festival, including food and

crafts, health and holistic

practitioners, plus cultural

performances from drumming

groups and the Hubei Chinese

Cultural group.

Packets of colour powder for

throwing can be bought at

McDonald’s Rangiora to raise

money for Ronald McDonald

House.

McDonald’s will also provide

afree photo booth on the day.

The colour packs can also be

purchased at PAK’nSAVE

supermarket in Rangiora to

raise funds for Big Brothers Big

Sisters of North Canterbury.

Blast of colour ... Throwing

colour at last year’s Rangiora

Festival of Colour in Victoria

Park. The popular family day

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former busy location in Riccarton to a

tranquil place at her new home in Ohoka.

Min decidedtomake the move withher

husband, landscape artist Jaimie

Stewart, last year after losing her ‘‘inner

peace’’and becoming ill.

‘‘My immune systemwas broken from

too much hard work and Irealised I

needed abetter space,’’ she said.

The couple began searching for anew

property lastChristmas and found a

magicalplace at Ohoka,wherepeople

have been ‘‘welcoming and friendly.’’

At first, she worried thatifthey moved

from the central city theymightlose

visitornumbers. Thathasn’t happened.

People havesaid theylove visiting the

new gallery, set in the peaceful park­like

surrounds, and have been positiveabout

the initiative.

‘‘New clients, old clients, they love it

here and want to comeback. Iwant to

create thatkind of spacewhereyou feel

like you are visiting afriend.

‘‘Art should be an emotional

experience.’’

At the new gallery,where ‘‘90 percent

of the houseisgallery and 10% is home’’,

visitors can relax, enjoy the peaceful

settingand the beautiful way the art has

been displayed in the house and garden.

‘‘This is not just acommercial

enterprise.Iwant people to appreciate

their own time, their specialtime here.’’

The art of morethan 45 of New

Zealand’s emerging, established and

leadingartists, including Min and Jaimie,

is on displayfor saleinthe new gallery,

which opened on February 1.

Min is also an art tutor and holdsart

workshops every two months. She has

alreadyheld severalworkshopsather

new art sanctuary and is looking forward

to sharing her new home withmore

people in the future.

She also plans to hold aticketed

outdoorclassical music concert

and art collaboration in the garden for

this autumn.

Country move ... Bryce Gallery owner Min

Kim enjoys acuddle with her Maine Coon

cat Jag, apopular mascot at the gallery’s

new Ohoka home.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Min was borninSouth Korea, where

her father was aprofessionalartist. She

graduated from Jung Ang Fine Art

University before continuingher studies

in Florence, Italy,where she focusedon

19th Centuryclassical impressionism.

Min also did contract workfor the

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in Texas

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The Bryce Gallery is openweekdays

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North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

13

River celebration sure to make asplash

By DAVID HILL

Therewillbesomething for

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andweare expecting alotmore

this year.Weare promoting it

further afield.’’

While she acknowledges

Sunday, March 1, is abusyday for

thedistrict, with several events

happening, Chris saystheriver

carnivalisrestrictedtowhen the

tides are right.

‘‘Our event is reliant on the

tides. We are never really going

to be able to have asetdate

becausewehavetocheck the

tides.

‘‘Hopefully, having lots of

events in Waimakariri on the day,

it will bring lots people intothe

district.’’

Acarbootsalewitha

differenceisbeingplanned, with

allsaleitems having awater

theme, such as fishing rods and

watersports equipment.

Applications for astall canbe

made ontheKaiapoi River

Carnival and Boat Show page on

Facebook, with the car boot sale

getting under way at 10am in

Jones Street.

A12­metretall Titanic­themed

bouncycastle,sponsored by John

Rhind Funeral Directors, will be

available for the big kids,while

CorcoranFrench Lawyersis

sponsoring apirateshipbouncy

❛We had abig crowd

last year and we are

expecting alot more

this year. We are

promoting it further

afield.❜

—Chris Greengrass

castle forthe smallerchildren.

There willalso be ‘‘water

walkers’’ and bumperboats to

keep childrenamused, while

local watersportsclubsandthe

KaiapoiMaritime Heritage Trust

will have displays on the day.

New and second­hand boats

will alsobeondisplay,along with

examplesofthe region’s unique

boats,‘‘Waimak flatties’’.

Foodtruckswill alsobeonsite

and local eateries will be openin

case anyone getshungry.

There willbeparking available

on former residential red­zone

land inSewellSt,with carnival

visitors asked not to park in the

New Worldcar park, Chris says.

February and March are

proving to be busy monthsfor

Kaiapoi, withthe AllTogether

Kaiapoi Fun Run planned for the

following Sunday, March8.

Tickets forthefun runare $10

for adultsand $5 for under­16s.

Theyare on saleattheKaiapoi

iSite. The distances are 5km and

10km, withparticipants leaving

fromMurphyPark.

Kaiapoi’s annual Children’s

Day eventisalsobeingheldon

Sunday,March 8.

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Therewill be plenty of action

on the water at the Kaiapoi

River Carnivaland BoatShow.

Thepopulareventisback

forasecondyear aftera

successful return in February

2019 afteranabsence of

several years.

On­the­water events

organiser Al Blackiesays

therewill be everything from

flyboardingtojet sprinting,

water skiing andkayaking.

Theflyboarding

demonstrationisbeing

sponsoredbylocalfirm Gem

Kitchens, which has arranged

forQueenstown siblings

Gemma and Beau Weston to

show offtheir acrobatics.

Champion jetboat sprinter

Simon Gibbons,ofMandeville,

will be backonthe waterto

demonstrate his skills, while

NewZealandwater ski

champion Kayla Milne and

herdad,John, of Kairaki, will

putonashow.

Coastguard Waimakariri

will alsobeout on thewater

andthere willbeminiature

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teenagerswho like to jump off

thebridgetogive it go,’’Al

says.

There willalso be dragon

boat and canoe polo

demonstrations, whilethe

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Local schoolsand scouting

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PHOTO: FILE.

Carnival andBoatShow page

on Facebook or by emailing

kaiapoirivercarnival@

gmail.com.

Aflotillaparade is also

plannedtoround out the day’s

action.

‘‘Allweneed is fine

weather,’’ Al says.

Busy start for river cruiser

The KaiapoiRiver Queen is set to make a

fleeting appearance at the Kaiapoi River

Carnival and Boat Show.

The cruise boat,launchedinNovember,

will be operatingduring the carnival on

Sunday, March 1, so willmake only abrief

appearanceatits berth outside the Port &

EagleBrewpub,unless you haveaticket

forone of the two cruisesonthe day.

Operators Dennis and Judith

Andreassend say the River Queen hasbeen

busy,making morethan 40 cruises sinceits

firstonNovember 22.

‘‘We’ve had lots of interest and we’ve got

bookings for Marchthrough to June,’’

Dennis says.‘‘We’ve had avarietyof

groups, from school children to retired

groups and walking groups. We’ve got alot

of rest­home groupsbooked in, social

groups and corporatebookings.’’

Cruises are tide and weather dependent,

meaning someweeks the RiverQueen

rarely leaves its berth.

Dennis says the boat is licensed for 99

passengers, but casual cruises are usually

limited to 75. For dinner cruises, keeping

it to around50peoplemakes it a‘‘more

comfortableexperience’’.

Casual cruises usually take1 1 ⁄2hours,

whiledinner cruises and private charters

with ameal can take up to 3 1 ⁄2 hours.

He says the boat, which had been

operatinginMarlborough sinceitwas first

launched around 20 years ago, has had few

Busy start... The KaiapoiRiver Queen at its

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hiccups so far, aside from having to

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Judith says they expect to be cruising

rightthrough the winter, withwedding

parties already bookedin. ‘‘We’re really

enjoying it. It’s been good fun.’’

The couple employsaskipper andhas a

casual crew memberwhen required.

Dennis says theyhave tried ‘‘to keep the

prices sharp so people enjoythe

experience and come back again.’’

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Pair to soar over Kaiapoi River

By DAVID HILL

There will be plenty of acrobatics on the

Kaiapoi River next month.

World champion flyboarder Gemma

Weston and her brother Beau, both of

Queenstown, will be demonstrating

their sport at the Kaiapoi River Carnival

and Boat Show on Sunday, March 1.

‘‘I’m looking forward to it,’’ Gemma

says.

‘‘We will be putting on ashow with

some choreographed moves and giving

people an idea of what flyboarding looks

like.

‘‘Beau has some very cool moves, like

dolphin dives, which Ihaven’t been able

to master myself.’’

While she has never flyboarded in

Kaiapoi before, she has been assured

the river is wider than the canals she has

performed in during competitions in

Europe.

While Beau placed sixth in the 2016

European men’s championships,

Gemma was the 2015 world ladies

champion and European ladies

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She placed second in the 2016 world

final, despite aserious injury.

After athree­year recovery, she got

back into flyboarding last year to

perform in shows, which is much more

Flying high ... World champion flyboarder

Gemma Weston is coming to the Kaiapoi

River Carnival.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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‘‘The shows are alot of fun and Ienjoy

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and the wonderment at seeing you fly

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Trust to run popular car gathering

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The wheels of Rock’n’Wheels

will continue to turn after

gaining registration as an

incorporated charitable

trust.

Katrina Platt, who has led

the popular show for 10 years,

says the trust will support

cultural, sporting and

educational causes in the

Hurunui District with the

funds raised.

This will include schools,

clubs and charitable groups,

she says.

Planning for the 10th

anniversary of the show on

Father’s Day, Sunday,

September 6, at the Amberley

Domain is well under way.

It will be sticking to its

popular formula of ‘‘if it has

wheels, and you love it, bring

it along’’.

Katrina says the event is

now well established, with

many repeat exhibitors

turning out.

‘‘They say it’s afun day out

in the country for car

enthusiasts and agreat way to

treat dad on Father’s Day,’’

she says.

Cars turning up to

Rock’n’Wheels do not have to

have apedigree, but many

exhibitors have stories to tell

about their beloved vehicle,

Aday out withRuby ... Jamie Philpott, of Waikuku Beach, with his gleaming 1957Chevrolet Bel Air,Ruby,

and his niece Shilo Archibald,aged 7, at last year’s Rock’n’Wheels gatheringinAmberley.

PHOTO:FILE

from how they came by it,

plans for its restoration, or

how long it took them to bring

it back to its former glory.

Atotal of 104 vehicles

turned out to the first event.

It has since grown, with up to

500 vehicles often turning out

in recent years.

Katrina says she and her

team are looking forward to

working with like­minded

groups and individuals to

ensure that Rock’n’Wheels

continues in the future.

Pools upgrade

lures visitors

The opening of New Zealand's biggest

waterslide at Hanmer Springs Thermal

Poolsand Spa has helped the complex

reachrecord visitor numbers.

The pools complex was visited by just

over 100,000 visitorsbetweenBoxing Day

and January 31.

General manager GraemeAbbot

attributes the growthtothe openingof

the Conical Thrillwater slide and five

new thermalpools,known as The

Cascades.

‘‘Ever sinceweopened the new

developmentsinNovember, we’ve

noticed asignificant increase in visitors

from not justCanterbury, but the North

Island and offshore markets.

‘‘We knewthe new features would be

popular but the fact visitornumbers are

up 10 percent on theprevious summer

has surprised us,’’ he says.

He says the boost is not just good for

the complex but the village and district.

‘‘Thereality is, if people make the trip

to our place,they stop and spendinother

businesses and attractions alongthe way.

‘‘We’ve been told the village’s

restaurants, bars and other attractions

are equally busy.’’

The new features are the culmination

of two yearsofwork and Mr Abbotsays

the complex willnot restonits laurels.

‘‘We havealso created anew AquaPlay

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19

Business is going swimmingly

By SHELLEY TOPP

Acar accident which left Valerie

Nixon’s much­loved black

labrador Dexter seriously

injured wasthe catalystfor a

canine water therapy business.

Nature’s Way Pet Care was

establishedfour yearsago and is

runbyValerie at herhome in

Balcairn, usingacustom­built

pool to offer recovery and

rehabilitationfor dogs after

injury, surgery or illness.

Thetherapy also helps dogs

suffering fromhip and elbow

dysplasia, osteoarthritis, cruciate

ligament injuries, tendonitis,

muscle sprains, and obesity.

Dexter, arescuedog, was left

paralysed in both back legs after

inexplicably climbingout of the

window of amoving car.

‘‘It was avery warm day, so I

hadthe back windowopen alittle

more than usual,’’ Valerie said.

‘‘Suddenly,hejust leaptout of

thewindow.

‘‘Istill don’t know whyhedid it.

It was verytraumaticfor bothof

us.

‘‘Luckily, Iwasn’tgoingvery

fast.’’

Duetocomplications, Dexter

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considerable musclewastagein

hisfront legs.

During his rehabilitation,

Valerie began taking Dextertoa

dogswim spa in Christchurch.

She saw immediatebenefits,

withthe watertherapy

rebuilding musclemass and

improvingstrength in Dexter’s

front legs,soshe eventually

decided to get acustom­made

pool built for Dexterattheir

home.

The hydrotherapy business has

evolved from that decision, with

word of mouthand veterinary

recommendations spreading the

word about the effectiveness of

water therapy for dogs.

‘‘I’m so grateful to have had

such amazingsupport from the

local vets,’’ Valerie said.

She spent4 1 ⁄2years caring for

Dexterafterthe accident but he

died in October 2018.

‘‘ThisisDexter’slegacy;his gift

to other injureddogs,’’ Valerie

said.

It is also aperfect business for

Valerie, who no longer has adog

of herown but canenjoy meeting

and working with her clients’

dogs.

‘‘Animalsare my passion, with

aspecial place in my heart for

dogs.They give us so much love

and companionship, it reallyisa

joy to be able to give something

back to them.’’

With morethan 16 years

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22 North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

Classics of all types to go under hammer

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Five years ago Andrew

Bain, director of Bains

Classic Motor House,

held aclassic car,

memorabilia and antique

auction to reduce stock,

as his business was on the

move.

The auction blew all

expectations, and the

auction house running

the event suggested it

become an annual affair.

However, Andrew

wasn’t keen, knowing the

work involved and all his

other commitments.

However, he has now

accepted the challenge,

and another auction is

being held at his new site

in Balcairn on Sunday,

February 23.

‘‘I am extremely excited

about the day.

‘‘We are encouraging

people to come along and

enjoy the atmosphere,’’

he says.

“We have ahuge range

of items going under the

hammer, most with no

reserve.’’

There will be classic

cars, garden sculptures,

motoring memorabilia,

books, rare hand­built

models, signs and antique

furniture.

One of Andrew’s

favourite items is a

framed poster signed by

world renowned Chris

Amon, alegendary New

Zealand motor racing

driver.

Lot 238 ... Ahand­built Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza model

in acase.

However, he says his

overall favourite is atossup

between a1927 Model

TFord and abeautiful

early French carved

dresser.

There will be food and

coffee available, with the

local Lions Club putting

on abarbecue, and Pams

from Waikari pumping

out barista coffee.

People are also invited

to bring apicnic to enjoy

in the park­like grounds.

The auction starts at

midday, but people are

encouraged to arrive any

time after 10am for

viewing.

There will also be

viewing days today,

Thursday, February 20, as

well as Friday and

Saturday, from 10am to

4pm.

‘‘It is agreat

opportunity to view and

appreciate the history

that is attached to many of

the special items,’’

Andrew says.

The viewing days are

also an opportunity for

Andrew to spend time

with potential bidders,

informing them of the

history and stories that go

hand­in­hand with many

of the items.

‘‘There really are some

very historic items going

under the hammer.’’

Dust off the car, pack a

picnic and head along to

Balcairn where the

In tune with the market ...

Andrew Bain with lot 25, a

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location will be

signposted from

Robertsons Road.

The catalogue of 151

lots can be viewed online

on McCormack and

McKellar’s website,

mccormackandmckellar.

co.nz.

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Electricity network charges

MainPowerprovides distributionline services to apopulation of over 65,000people in theNorth

Canterbury region. Simply put, we look afterthe ‘polesand wires’ that deliver electricitytoour region’s

homes, businesses,schools and communities.

MainPowerRegion

ChargesFrom1April2020

(beforeQualifying Customer Rebates)

ICPreferstoanindividual connectiontoaproperty.

Fixedline chargesare

shown as dollars per

day,regardless of how

muchelectricity youuse.

Fixed

Variableline chargesare shown

as dollars perkWh (kilowatt

hour).Thisisappliedtothe

amount of electricity you use.

Variable

Customer Price Categories

Residential Customers

Number of ICPs

31 Jan2020

Distribution

Dollars/day

+

Transmission

Dollars/day

=

Total

Dollars/day

Distribution

Dollars/kWh

+

Transmission

Dollars/kWh

=

Total

Dollars/kWh

AllInclusiveStandard User 17,061 1.976 0.504 2.480 0.019 0.004 0.022

All InclusiveLow User 10,070 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.083 0.010 0.093

Uncontrolled StandardUser 1,532 1.976 0.504 2.480 0.039 0.004 0.043

UncontrolledLow User 599 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.103 0.010 0.114

AllInclusive withNightOnlyStandard User 1,509 1.976 0.504 2.480 0.019 0.004 0.022

Night Only Portion – – – – 0.009 0.004 0.013

AllInclusive with NightOnly Low User 873 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.083 0.010 0.093

Night Only Portion – – – – 0.041 0.010 0.051

OtherCustomers

Non-Residential 5,259 2.450 0.741 3.191 0.043 0.004 0.047

Temporary Supply 272 2.470 0.504 2.974 0.102 0.004 0.105

Irrigation (fixed charge calculated perkWconnected) 1,355 0.089 0.064 0.153 0.049 0.008 0.057

CouncilPumping 181 3.270 1.843 5.113 0.022 0.004 0.025

Streetlighting (fixed charge calculated perfitting connected) 109 0.035 0.000 0.035 0.044 0.025 0.069

Non-Residential-LargeUsers (weightedaverage) 40 23.500 54.199 77.699 0.037 0.005 0.041

DistributedGeneration 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Optional Additions

RightofWay Lighting – – – – 0.044 0.025 0.069

Under Verandah Lighting – – – – 0.044 0.025 0.069

Distributed Generation – – – – 0.000 0.000 0.000

ChargesUpto31March 2020

Fixed

Variable

Customer Price Categories

Residential Customers

Distribution

Dollars/day

+

Transmission

Dollars/day

=

Total

Dollars/day

Distribution

Dollars/kWh

+

Transmission

Dollars/kWh

=

Total

Dollars/kWh

AllInclusiveStandard User 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.080 0.025 0.105

All InclusiveLow User 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.080 0.025 0.105

Uncontrolled StandardUser 0.600 0.000 0.600 0.080 0.025 0.105

Uncontrolled LowUser 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.101 0.025 0.126

All Inclusive with Night Only Standard User 0.300 0.000 0.300 0.080 0.025 0.105

Night Only Portion – – – 0.041 0.002 0.044

AllInclusive with Night Only Low User 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.080 0.025 0.105

Night Only Portion – – – 0.046 0.025 0.071

OtherCustomers

Non-Residential 0.500 0.000 0.500 0.080 0.025 0.105

Temporary Supply 1.000 0.000 1.000 0.105 0.025 0.129

Irrigation (fixed charge calculated perkWconnected) 0.020 0.000 0.020 0.080 0.025 0.105

CouncilPumping 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.080 0.025 0.105

Streetlighting (fixed charge calculated perfitting connected) 0.035 0.000 0.035 0.045 0.025 0.070

Non-Residential-Large Users (weightedaverage) 0.500 0.000 0.500 0.052 0.025 0.076

Distributed Generation 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Optional Additions

RightofWay Lighting – – – 0.045 0.025 0.070

Under Verandah Lighting – – – 0.045 0.025 0.070

DistributedGeneration – – – 0.000 0.000 0.000


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In response to regulatory changes, MainPower is adjustingthe balance between ‘fixed’ and‘variable’

lines charges.Your electricity bill is madeupofseveral components,one ofwhichisthe cost of

deliveringelectricitytoyour property viaMainPower’s network, aprocess knownasdistribution.

The distribution cost accounts foraround27% ofyourtotalelectricitybilland is madeupofa

combinationoffixedand variablecosts. MainPower’sdistribution charges need to betterreflect the

actual cost of delivering electricitytocustomers. As MainPower’s costs arelargely fixed and not

relatedtothe quantity of electricity consumed (e.g. our ongoingmaintenance programme, costsof

transmissionpassed on fromTranspower), MainPower is adjusting the balancebetween the fixed

and variable components.Effectively,from 1April2020,the fixed portionwillform alarger portion of

your distribution charge.

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thatyou receive from yourretailer (though someretailerschoosenot to showthis discount on their

invoices). Once acustomer is connectedtothe MainPower network,theyare aQualifying Customer.

Customersconnected to the former Kaiapoi Electricity network will have adiscountappliedtotheir

fixed charge equivalent to the MainPower rebate.

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residential customers and17% fornon–residential customers.

KaiapoiRegion

Customersinthe KaiapoiElectricity Region, from 1April 2020onwardswill be transitioned to MainPower PriceCategories.Theseare as follows:

Charges From 1April 2020

(before Discounts)

Fixed

Variable

Customer Price Categories

Residential Customers

NumberofICPs

31 Jan2020

Distribution

Dollars/day

+

Transmission

Dollars/day

=

Total

Dollars/day

Distribution

Dollars/kWh

+

Transmission

Dollars/kWh

=

Total

Dollars/kWh

All InclusiveStandardUser 711 1.976 0.504 2.480 0.019 0.004 0.022

AllInclusiveLow User 728 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.083 0.010 0.093

Uncontrolled Standard User 12 1.976 0.504 2.480 0.039 0.004 0.043

Uncontrolled LowUser 8 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.103 0.010 0.114

All InclusivewithNight OnlyStandardUser 99 1.976 0.504 2.480 0.019 0.004 0.022

Night Only Portion – – – – 0.009 0.004 0.013

All Inclusive with NightOnly LowUser 73 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.083 0.010 0.093

NightOnlyPortion – – – – 0.041 0.010 0.051

Other Customers

Non-Residential 233 2.450 0.741 3.191 0.043 0.004 0.047

TemporarySupply 5 2.470 0.504 2.974 0.102 0.004 0.105

CouncilPumping 19 3.270 1.843 5.113 0.022 0.004 0.025

Streetlighting (fixedchargecalculatedper fittingconnected) 1 0.035 0.000 0.035 0.044 0.025 0.069

Non-Residential-LargeUsers (weightedaverage) 7 23.500 54.199 77.699 0.037 0.005 0.041

DistributedGeneration 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Optional Additions

Right of WayLighting – – – – 0.044 0.025 0.069

Under Verandah Lighting – – – – 0.044 0.025 0.069

Distributed Generation – – – – 0.000 0.000 0.000

ChargesUpto31March 2020

Fixed

Variable

CustomerPriceCategories

Residential Customers

Distribution

Dollars/day

+

Transmission

Dollars/day

=

Total

Dollars/day

Distribution

Dollars/kWh

+

Transmission

Dollars/kWh

=

Total

Dollars/kWh

AllInclusive StandardUser 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.060 0.025 0.085

AllInclusive LowUser 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.060 0.025 0.085

Uncontrolled Standard User 0.600 0.000 0.600 0.060 0.025 0.085

UncontrolledLow User 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.081 0.025 0.105

AllInclusive with NightOnlyStandard User 0.300 0.000 0.300 0.060 0.025 0.085

NightOnly Portion – – – 0.021 0.002 0.024

AllInclusive with NightOnlyLow User 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.060 0.025 0.085

NightOnly Portion – – – 0.026 0.025 0.051

Other Customers

Non-Residential 0.500 0.000 0.500 0.060 0.025 0.085

TemporarySupply 1.000 0.000 1.000 0.105 0.025 0.129

CouncilPumping 0.150 0.000 0.150 0.060 0.025 0.085

Streetlighting (fixedcharge calculated perfittingconnected) 0.035 0.000 0.035 0.025 0.025 0.049

Non-Residential- Large Users (weightedaverage) 0.500 0.000 0.500 0.046 0.025 0.071

DistributedGeneration 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Optional Additions

RightofWay Lighting – – – 0.025 0.025 0.049

Under VerandahLighting – – – 0.025 0.025 0.049

DistributedGeneration – – – 0.000 0.000 0.000

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Show.

Rob was bornand raised in

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blood, with an uncle anda

grandfather having been show

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He has beenregularly

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Association, helpingatthe

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Entries

buoyant

By ROBYN BRISTOW

More than 1000 entries had

been received by Amuri A&P

Association secretary Kim

Balcombe when entries closed

this week for the annual show

at the Rotherham Domain.

She says entries are

particularly strong in the horse

and sheep sections, with agood

spread across the cooking,

home industries, handcrafts,

photography, art,

woodchopping, and arable

sections.

Floral and vegetable entries,

taken on show day, will further

boost the entries.

Kim, who is the clinic coordinator

at North Canterbury

Veterinary Clinics in

Culverden, has taken over as

secretary this year.

She says working fulltime

and preparing for the show has

been achallenge, but

something she is enjoying

doing for the community.

As clinic co­ordinator, Kim is

well known throughout the

Amuri by dairy and sheep

farmers, and is looking forward

to meeting many of them at the

show.

She says alot of work goes on

behind the scenes before the

big day, and she is thrilled

people have again supported

the annual event through their

entries in the various classes

and competitions.

Trans-Tasman rivalry put to test

By DAVID HILL

SomeofAustralia's top

woodchoppers are set to

converge on the Amuri A&P

Shownext month.

An Australianveterans

teamwill be competing

against aNew Zealand

selection, as part of afull

day's woodchopping

programmeatthe

Rotherham Showgrounds on

Saturday,March 7.

OrganiserKelly Earl says

he expects the Australians to

put on agood display.

“They might be getting

older, but they're pretty

sharp.

‘‘There are some former

Australian champsand some

of them have competed

internationally, so our

younger guys will certainly

be struggling to beat them.”

Withthe SouthIsland

championshipsbeing held in

Invercargill the same

weekend, Kelly admits

putting together aNew

Zealandteam to take on the

Australianshas proveda

challenge, but he has

recruitedsome top North

Island choppers and a

couple of locals.

He says the Australians

willbetaking on the New

Zealandveteransteam the

followingweekend, so the

Amuri A&P Show allows the

teamtoget some practice in

and see abit moreofthe

South Island.

“They will be competitive,

❛They might be

getting older, but

they're pretty

sharp.❜

—Kelly Earl

don't worry about that,but

it's moreofaninvitational

thing.”

While the Australian team

will likely be more

experienced than their New

Zealand opponents, the

competitors will be chopping

“our wood”, giving the locals

ahandy advantage.

Woodchoppingwas first

introduced to the Amuri

A&P Show last year when it

playedhost to the South

Islandchampionships,and

Kelly hopesthat hostingthe

Australianveterans willhelp

cementthe sport as an

annualfixtureatthe show.

“Threeyears ago afew of

the local guys asked me if

there was any chance we

could get woodchoppingat

the Amuri show.

“It took abit of work to get

it started, so hopefully we

can keep it going becauseit's

agreatsport and it's partof

our New Zealand heritage.”

There willbeafull day's

programmeof

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to 4pm,including underhand

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cooking demonstration,while

woodchopping willfeature acontest

between ateam of Australianveterans

against aNew Zealand selection.

This year’s show will feature afood

court, incorporating the UnitedFlavours

of the Amurifood hub,sponsoredbyAmuri

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whileenjoyingabeer or wine.

PresidentRob McIntosh willgive his

speech in the main arena at 12.30pm,

followed by the presentation of the Amuri

A&P Association Young AchieversAward,

sponsoredbyB.G. BeavenBuilders, and

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The popular terrier race, sponsoredby

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alollyscramble will be held before the

president’s presentations.

The grand parade willfollow at 1.15pm,

led by the McAlpines North Canterbury

Pipe Band.

Othereventsinclude adisplay of

artwork by localpre­schools and schools in

the Amuri Basin.An‘‘inter­generational

look­a­like’’ competitionwill be held in

two categories: 0­2 years and 3­6 years.

Arodeo demonstration and display will

be provided featuring some of New

Zealand’s top rodeoperformers in the

steer­riding arena. Calf and steer­riding

competitions, along with asheep­counting

contest, will also be held in the arena,but

there will be no sheep­riding this year.

Mulletmania, sponsored by Wilkes &Co,

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The popularPedalmaniaisback,

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The produce sheds will be open to the

publicfrom 12pm to 4pm, withentries in

the flower and fruit and vegetableclasses

closing at 9am on the day.

Awearable arts competition is being

held, with late entriesaccepteduntil

Friday, March 6, by phoning Meg Maguire

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the Mongol Rally.

Theywill undertake their

presentations in the president’s feature

tentfrom 2pm at the annual showon

Saturday,March 7.

Co­presidentTrishMcIntosh says

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minutes each,which is sure to create

someinterest and discussion among

local sports enthusiasts.

Culverden’s Elise John willbe

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Local farmersJames and Belinda

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experiences of competing in the

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competitors from all round the world.

Graham Frith, of Hanmer Springs,has

travelledaround the worldonhis

mountainbike to raise awarenessof, and

funds for, prostate cancer and Canteen.

He will provide an account of his

adventures.

Another local adventurerisAngus

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Gruelling undertaking ... LocalfarmersJames and BelindaMcCone, will be amongthose

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Rodeo demonstration to feature

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Afast­paced rodeo

demonstration features on the

Amuri A&P Show programme

for the first time this year.

The idea is the brainchild of

local cowboys William

Jamieson and Tim Costello,

who want people to enjoy

quality competitors and

bucking stock in ashort,

entertaining show.

They took the event to the

Hawarden A& Pshow last year,

but this year it will be afeature

event at the Rotherham

Domain during the Amuri A&P

Show.

Organiser Warren Armstrong

says the event will follow the

steer riding event that has been

apopular feature at the show

for about 20 years.

It will be confined to just

roughstock events —bareback,

saddle bronc and bull­riding.

He said Costello was the 2019

New Zealand champion saddle

bronc rider, and he will be

joined by several other top

riders, who will all be riding

Costello’s own team of bucking

broncs.

Jamieson will be providing

the bulls, all raised in

Hawarden, says Mr Armstrong.

He says he is thrilled to have

the rodeo demonstration on

board, after helping out Colin

Heslop with the steer riding

event for many years, which

had always been ahit.

‘‘I was always keen to do a

rodeo demonstration here. We

❛Iwas always keen to

do arodeo

demonstration here.❜

—Warren Armstrong

have had aworking bee and

improved acouple of the

chutes. It is great to have these

young guys on board,’’ Mr

Armstrong says.

He says several of them had

cut their teeth on the steerriding

event in Amuri as young

fellows, and had then gone on to

greater things.

‘‘It’s great to have them back

and giving something back to

the community.’’

The positive feedback from

last year’s Hawarden event was

great.

Bouncing bull... Jono Reed on

Speckles at the Hawarden A&P

Show last year. PHOTO:NATHANTRETHOWEN

Firm grip ... Tim Costello on

Wanaka horse Bandit at last year’s

Hawarden A&P Show. Arodeo

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two Canterbury sisters.

Christchurch siblings Rosaand Margo

Flanagan, also known as the Two Raw

Sisters, wereatahit at lastNovember's

New Zealand Agricultural Show.Now,

they are coming to next month's Amuri

A&P Show.

The sisterswill bring their own unique

styleofcooking with raw or whole foods —

that is, food “as minimally processed as

possible”, Margosays.

“We welcome everyone into our kitchen.

We haveaunique approach to plant­based

food because we are not vegetarian or

vegan.

“It'sabout changing mindsets. In New

Zealand, we have grownuponmeat and

vegetables, so thisisaboutstartingwith

the vegetables, like making alovely salad,

and then you can add the meat if you

want.”

Margoadmits that“neverinour wildest

dreams” did they expect to be makinga

career out of food.

Four years ago Rosa was an elite

international athlete but was

underweight, which led to several injuries,

whileMargowas stillatschool and

suffering from chronicfatigue syndrome.

“I didn't know whatIwanted to do, but I

knew that university wasn't for me,” Margo

says.

Whilesearching ‘‘plant­based foods’’ on

the internet, Margo came across aspeech

aboutplant­based foodsand discovered a

course in Los Angeles.

Cattle to be judged on-farm

Cattle will be judged on­farm ahead of

the Amuri A&P Show.

Once again there will be no cattle

classes at the Rotherham Showgrounds

due to the ongoing challenges

surrounding the Mycoplasma bovis

outbreak.

Instead, there will be on­farm beef

and dairy cattle competitions held on

“I knew my mum and dad wouldn'tlet

their 18­year­old daughter go to the US

alone,but Rosa was going to be running

there so Iwent with her.”

The pairspent four months in theUSin

2017, studying at aworld­renowned raw

plant­based culinary school in Los Angeles

and theTwo Raw Sisters was born.

They began doing workshops in mum

and dad's kitchen,producing online

cooking courses“for youngpeople and

busy mums”, andattending “allthe food

shows”. They have produced their own

cookbook, whichhas sold 9000 copies in

just four months.

Recently,they opened their own kitchen

in Christchurch,much to the relief of their

parents.

“We were pushing mum and dad out of

the kitchen too many times, so Ithinkthey

were pleased to see the back of us,”

21­year­old Margo says.

Rosa, 23, gave up competitive running

five monthsago to concentrate on “beinga

full­timesister”.

The pairhave abusy few months ahead,

givingworkshops in Melbournenext week

beforereturning hometoattend the Amuri

show. They fly out to the US on March22

for athree­week tour giving workshops,

researchingtheir next projects,and

visiting the raw­food school.

Margo saysthey will demonstratetwo of

their recipesatthe AmuriA&P Show.

“It will be abit of fun. We likegetting out

with microphones —it's dangerous. We

have abit of banterand we encourage

peopletoask questions.”

Tuesday, March 3, before the show.

Prizes will be presented for the beef

classes on Tuesday evening at The

Rotherham Hotel.

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics

is sponsoring the best overall pen of

beef heifers or steers, while the Hoban

Tray will be presented for the best beef

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North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

33

Achance for country women to shine

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Achallenge has beenissued to

women attending the Amuri

A&P showto become the first

Dairy Women’s Network North

Canterbury Country Woman of

the Year.

All they have to do is overcome

aseries of rurally inspired

obstacles to win their waytothe

coveted award.

Entrants will be required to

throw darts at aballoon board,

milk afake cow, chop wood, back

atrailer, shift hay bales and

throw gumboots.

Rebecca Green, aregional

leader for the network, says she

and her husband cameupwith

the competition as away of

bringing people in the dairy

industry together, along with

otherwomen in North

Canterbury keen to nab the

inaugural title.

‘‘It would be cool for it to

become an annualcompetition,’’

Rebecca says.

She was appointed aregional

leader in July last year, but has

beenin the Dairy Women’s

Network for several years.

She says her job involves

planningevents for women in

the dairy industry so they can

❛It would be cool for it

to become an annual

competition.❜

—RebeccaGreen

share experiences, gain

knowledge and enjoysocial

interaction.

The overall winner of the

timed competition will receive

the title of Dairy Women’s

Network North Canterbury

Country Woman of the Year,

along with aprize.

There are also severalspot

prizes to be won throughoutthe

competition, which runs from

10am alongside the Young

Farmers area.

It is free to enter.

Entrants can register online by

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8:30am.

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partnershipbetween the

network, the Primary ITO,and

Meridian.

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North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

35

Gull deaths condemned

Big heart ... Pupils at St Patrick’s Catholic School in Kaiapoi make the shape of aheart during the school’s

‘‘Big Heart Appeal’’ last Friday.

PHOTO:DAVID HILL

Students show lots of heart

Gut­wrenching, illegal and

morally abhorrent. That is how

the Department of

Conservationhas describedthe

deathoffiveblack­billed gull

fledglings.

The fledglings,just days

away from flying, were stoned

to death on the Waimakariri

Riverout fromthe end of

Miners Bank Road.

Black­billed gullsare

considered the most

threatened gullspecies in the

world.

One of the birds has a

flattened headand arock next

to it,with the restlooking to

have suffered similarhead

trauma.

They were found around

12.30pm on Monday, February

17, and were still soft,

indicatingthe killings must

have happened sometime

around mid­morning.

Anyone who has any

information, or was in the area

at the time and believe they

saw who was responsible, or

vehicles that might have been

nearby, should email

aspencer@doc.govt.nz.

By DAVID HILL

Pupils at St Patrick's Catholic

School in Kaiapoi showedplenty

of heart on Friday.

Theydressedinred for the

school’s ‘‘BigHeart Appeal’’,

withproceedsfrom themuftiday

going to supporttothe Heart

Foundation.

St Patrick’sSchool PTA

committee member Rebecca

Morgansaid the emphasisfor

the day was on having‘‘a healthy

heart and exercise’’.

Several teamgames were

played on theback fieldduring

the afternoon, after pupils

assembled to formthe shapeofa

heart.

‘‘We’re trying to get thekidsto

be more active and to help a

great cause.It’s about being

aware to lookafter theirhearts.’’

Events to showcase cultures

Waimakariri residents are beingofferedthe chance

to learn aboutnew culturesinthe district.

The Waimakariri Migrants and Newcomers Group

is organising anew series of eventstohelp locals

discover more aboutthe diverserange of cultures

that now call Waimakariri home.

The eventswill showcasesix differentcountries

through dance, music, exhibitions andfilm,

beginningwith the Filipino community.

“We want to give peopleanopportunity to learn

more about the diverse cultures and ethnicities we

have in our district,’’ group member Ingrid Rammers

says.

‘‘We hopetheseevents will help people havea

better understanding of what it’s like to be amigrant

and the value thesediverse culturesadd to our

communities.”

The Philippines event willbeheld in the Rangiora

Town Hall on Saturday, February 29, from 11am to

3pm.Participantswill experience traditional

Filipino dance,music and food, and learn more

about the country and its culturethroughan

exhibition and presentations.

There willbeaprize draw for thosewho complete

ashort quiz.

The day willfinish with ascreening of the movie

Seven Sundays,about the ups and downs of a

Filipino familytrying to reunite and navigate

through changes in their family dynamics and

relationships.

Theevent is free,but bookings are essential

through the TownHall Cinema’s website, or call into

the theatre.

There willbeavariety of food stalls,from which

visitorscan buy their lunch.

For moreinformation contact Denise Wiggins

at denise.wiggins@wmk.govt.nz, or phone

0800965 468.

Chartered accountants honoured

Two chartered accountants from Rangiora have

been recognised for their outstanding

achievements within their profession and wider

community.

Catherine McMillan, executive adviser at

consultancy Courageous Solutions, and Jim

Palmer, chief executive of the Waimakariri District

Council, have been awarded Chartered

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Fellowships.

Both have both been chartered accountants for

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Ms McMillan is aformer trustee of the

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, a

trustee of the Te Kohaka oTuhaitara Trust, a

trustee of the Christ Church Cathedral

Cash for course

Members of Soroptimist North Canterbury havegiven

adonationtoWellbeingNorthCanterburyfor a

parenting course.

‘‘We are proudtodonate $1000 to the Community

Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust to help them run

free parenting courses,’’Soroptimist North

Canterbury’s presidentMargaretHusband said.

‘‘The coursewill be offered in Hurunui, Kaiapoi and

Rangiora,’’ she said.

Thecheque waspresented to Community Wellbeing

manager Deirdre Ryanatarecentmorning tea at the

Kingsford Kitchen cafe in Rangiora.

Reinstatement Trust, atrustee of CORE Education

Charitable Trust, an independent board member of

New Zealand Young Farmer, aboard member of

Christ’s College, Christchurch, aformer trustee of

the MainPower Trust, and aformer development

manager at the New Zealand Institute of Chartered

Accountants

Mr Palmer has been chief executive of the

Waimakariri District Council for 16 years. He was

formerly its chief financial officer, aformer

director of Audit New Zealand, and an advisory

trustee of Enterprise North Canterbury.

The fellowships recognise outstanding achievers

and contributors in the accounting profession.

Ms McMillan and Mr Palmer are among 220

chartered accountants across the globe to have

been awarded fellowships.

Donation ... SoroptimistNorth Canterbury

presidentMargaret Husband,left, presents acheque

to Community Wellbeing manager Deirdre Ryan.

The Squatters, by Barry Stone

Settlers spread out across inland

Australia, constructing windmills

and fences, dry­stone walls and

storehouses, livestock yards and

droving routes, the traces of which

can still be seen today. The

fortunate and indomitable

succeeded, while countless others

succumbed to drought and flood.

Those who were successful became

aclass all their own: the scrub

aristocrats.

Brain Connections, by Dr Giresh

Kanji

Brain Connections discusses how

childhood trauma winds up the

human stress system and how this

leads to symptoms. The book

outlines risks of insomnia, anxiety

and depression that include

dementia. Finally, the book

outlines the surprising solutions —

basic habits that unwind the human

stress system to ensure alife full of

joy and vitality. The book is

surprisingly easy to read and

written for the layperson as well as

health professionals.

The Noma Guide to Fermentation,

by Rene Redzepi

At Noma —four times named the world’s best restaurant —

every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a

bright hit of vinegar, adeeply

savoury miso, an electrifying drop

of garum, or the sweet intensity of

black garlic. Fermentation is one of

the foundations behind Noma’s

extraordinary flavour profiles.

These titles are available in both

Waimakariri and Hurunui

libraries. Find out more about

recent additions to the library

collection by going to the library

catalogue at

waimakariri.kotui.org.nz,

hurunui.kotui.org.nz, or contact

your local library.

Natural dyes

Christchurchartist Arina

Senior, who makes “eco”dyes

using nature’s windfall to

imprint hues and patterns on

natural fabrics and paper,will

hold aworkshop at Hanmer

Springs on Sunday, March 8,

from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

Participants will gather

resources and maketheir own

eco­printed scarf, and learn

how these dyes can be applied

to wools, silk,linenand cotton,

along with using them for

painting,crafting, or

decorating. Arinawill also

explain why chemical dyes

harm the environment. Cost:4

TimeBank Hurunui credits or

$40, plus $20 for fabric, (or you

can BYO). Children are free.

Registrations: (03) 314 3406 or

drop an email to

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Parish fair

Afair willbeheld at the St

Bartholomew Church Hall

and grounds on Saturday,

February29, from 10am to

2pm.There willbea

children’s stall,plants, crafts,

awhite elephant stall, books,

jam,jewellery, home baking,

produce, Devonshireteas,a

sausage sizzle,bouncy castle

and children’s activities.


NEWS

36 North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

Alicia’sartwork among 30 finalists

By SHELLEY TOPP

IHC New Zealand and the WORLD

fashion label have collaborated to

create arange of reusable tote bags

to support IHC artists and the IHC

Art Awards.

The limited­edition bags were

created as part of the WORLD

Legacy Charity Project to celebrate

the fashion label’s 30th birthday

last November.

The WORLD­designed reusable

canvas bags feature four different

designs by the artists who

participated in the 2019 IHC Art

Awards.

Alicia Cockcroft, of Rangiora,

one of the participating artists, who

studies with art tutor Victoria

Bennett at Our Studio in Rangiora,

had her work, Alicia with Tribble the

Cat,shortlisted for selection as one

of 30 finalists at the awards.

WORLD co­founder Dame

Denise L’Estrange Corbet selected

the artwork chosen for the bags.

She has been involved with the

IHC Art Awards since 2009 and

became IHC Art Awards

Ambassador in 2017.

IHC New Zealand

communications general manager

Gina Rogers said IHC was

delighted that WORLD chose to

support the IHC Art Awards in this

special way.

‘‘More than 700 bags had been

sold so far,’’ she said. They can be

purchased online from the WORLD

website or at any of the WORLD

retail outlets, including the High

Street boutique in Christchurch.

All proceeds from the sale of the

bags, which sell for $29 each, go to

the artists and the IHC Awards.

Rangiora artist ...

Alicia Cockcroft with acopy of her painting, Alicia with Tribble the Cat.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

Milestone

for hospital

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Oxford Hospital is preparing to celebrate

its centenary, withregistrationsopenfor

thosewho wouldlike to attend the

afternoon tea and dinnerbeing planned.

The hospital wasbuilt in 1919 on two

hectares of land boughtfrom Mr W.H.

Alford, says Linda Harris, presidentof

the Friends of Oxford Hospital.

It was completed at acost of £5486 and

opened on March30, 1920.

‘‘It originally had 10 medical and

maternitybeds.Then, in 1939, the

balconieswere closed in to housefour

more beds. In 1979, one morebed was

added, bringing the number to 15, as it is

today.’’

Afew months afterthe first patients

were admitted, the Ladies Visitors

Association was formed. Members met

regularly to hem nappies and knit baby

singlets and booties, as well as visiting

patients, and leaving eggs,veges and

baking in the kitchen.

The group was renamed Friendsof

Oxford Hospital in 1987, and still

provides for patient comfort.

‘‘We’ve just raised the funds,for

example,toput newcarpet and furniture

into the conservatory,’’ Lindasays.

However, attention is nowfocusedon

the centenary. Those who wouldlike to

attend the afternoontea on the hospital

grounds, or the dinner at the Oxford

Workingmen’s Club, both on March 29,

should ensurethey have registeredby

March16.

Call or text Lindaon0274 124 626 or

emailher at lindahuria@xtra.co.nz.

Alternatively, contact VivienneGarrett

on 027 242 4082 or email

viviennegarrett@outlook.com.

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38 North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

Light rain greets buyers at fair

By DAVID HILL

Raincoats were amust, as the ewe fair

seasonendedonapositivenote last

Friday.

After adisappointing two­tooth ewefair

on ahot and dustyday at Hawarden two

weeks ago,light rain greeted North

Canterburyfarmersastheycrossed the

WaimakaririRivertoattend the Sheffield

EweFair.

Oxfordfarmer Ken Turpin was among

thevisitors to theewe fairand was happy

to be wearing his raincoat.

‘‘It’s prettydry at themoment but this

drizzle might change themood awee bit.

‘‘We are coming off ahigh in themarket

aroundChristmastime andwhile it’s dry,

it’s apretty typicalCanterburysummer,

andthisrain keepsitticking along.’’

Mr Turpin used to breedRomney ewes,

buthas moved to alifestyleblock in

recentyears.

He is aregular visitortoCoalgate for

theweekly sales,ashetrades in store

lambs, butdid notexpecttoneedhis

chequebook on Friday.

Stock agents reportedafull clearance

of closeto15,000ewes on Friday, withthe

ewefairsplitbetweentwo saleyards,at

Coalgate and Sheffield,after initial

indications therecould be 20,000 ewes

goingunder thehammer.

Peter Walsh &Associateslivestock

broker GaryBatchelor said good quality

two­toothewes sold for$230 to $249.

‘‘It wasn’t outstanding money, but the

vendors were realisticand met the

market. It wasagood dayinrespectthat

we foundhomesfor everything, but it was

disappointing forthe vendors.’’

RuralLivestockCanterburylivestock

manager Donald Cookesaidthe low

pricesinrecent weeks appeared to attract

more buyers in searchofabargain.

‘‘With the lowprices it probablybought

Regular visitor ... Ken Turpin, of Oxford.

afew morepeople outofthe woodwork.

Our vendors werehappywith the price on

the day, buttheyhad to adjust their sights

given the market expectationsofthree

months ago.’’

HazlettLtd livestock manager Ed

Marfell saidthe ewefairseason had

proved to be abuyers’ market.

‘‘Whenyou put it all together,thosewho

soldsome ewesbefore Christmas and

thenstocked up again at theewe fairs

would haveended up with change in their

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

pocket.

‘‘Butall in all, thefundamentals of the

marketplaceare still prettystrong. The

dryconditions haven’thelped, butthat’s

Canterbury.’’

Attention now turns to thecalf sales,

which start at theend of March.

‘‘There’sstillacouple more ewefairs

down south in Otago andthenthe calf

sales.

‘‘If this drycontinues it’s goingtobe

hard work,’’MrMarfellsays.

Dry good

for harvest

By DAVID HILL

Arable farmers areenjoyingthe dryNorth

Canterbury summer, as they attempttoget

throughthe harvest.

While thedry conditionsare creating

someuncertainty for pastoral farmers,

FederatedFarmers North Canterbury

arablechairman RoscoeTaggart saysheis

quite happyfor it to staydry —for now.

‘‘Yes, it’s dry, but at themoment I’m

tryingtoharvest. Dry­stockpropertieswill

wantthe rain, butyou neverget rain when

you needit.’’

While crops are later­ripeningdue to the

cooler conditionsinthe spring, Roscoe

saysthe season is shapingupwellfor

North Canterbury arablefarmers, so long

as it stays dry.

‘‘It’slooking goodfromwhat Ican see

aroundhere.The guys on the Waimakariri

IrrigationLtd schemewent on restrictions

withthe floodinginDecember.

‘‘Eleven dayswithout irrigation in hot

weather meant things were starting to

brown reallyquick. But otherwiseit’sbeen

agood season forus.’’

He saysithas been agoodseason for

peasand cerealcrops, while thedeeprooted

wheatcrops areabletofindwater

in dry conditions.

‘‘Westill wantthe rain, but adry

December isn’tthe end of theworld. I

always think it’s goingtobeagoodseason

and I’malwaysdisappointed too.’’

Roscoesays conditions were dry for

mostofJanuary, but therewas around

20mm of raininearly Februaryand more

last week.

He saysthe laterseason,followingacool

spring,meansryegrass andsummerfeed

crops are late in ripeningonarable farms,

leadingtoareduced demandfor store

lambs.

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North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

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The right tree on the right site ... Awell­placed acacia stand on Gary Fleming’s farm. It

will host afarm forestry field day on February 27.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Integrating trees to be

discussed at field day

By NICK LEDGARD

Farmer interest in greater integration of

trees into farm management is as high as

it has been for decades.

This is due not only to the desire to

store carbon for commercial and

personal reasons (such as carbon

neutrality), but also to meet

sustainability and environmental goals.

Although attitudes towards the extent

of tree use vary, all agree with the

current 1Billion Trees slogan, ‘‘the right

tree in the right place’’.

On February 27 there is an

opportunity for North Canterbury

landowners and managers to see some of

the best examples of the wise and

informed use of trees on farmland.

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New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

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of the Year competition for his use of

trees on his property.

Gary has planted 600 different species,

and there is nowhere else in North

Canterbury where one would see a

greater range of trees on aworking farm.

However, the focus of the day will be

on ‘‘best bet’’ options for integrating

trees into avariable farming landscape –

plus the basic practices for ensuring

their successful establishment.

The day will start at 9.30am at Mt Grey,

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75 Loburn Terrace Road

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90,000 litres of water storage and two streams. A

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$1,680,000 +GST (IF ANY)

WEB ID RU72762

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SPORT

44 North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

Tight contest

for finals berth

BY JACOB PAGE

Fiveteams haveachance of

making the decider in the

Canterbury Country twenty20

final at Rangiora's MainPower

OvalonMarch 6.

Oxford leads the

competition on 20 points,four

points ahead of Sefton.

Lincoln and Cheviot are a

further two points back.

Southbrook will needtowin

its final game and hope results

go its way to make the top two

for the straight final.

Bothmatches at Southbrook

Domain were abandoned after

wet weather last Thursday

hampered preparationson

the pitch.

Thismeant that Southbrook

didn’t play agame last

Saturday.

The first match at Dudley

Parkbetween Leeston­

Southbridge and Cheviot was

alsoabandoned for the same

reason.

Withtheir first match

abandoned and points shared,

Lincoln got amuch­needed

win overSeftoninthe

afternoon.

It was agreat weekend for

Oxford, which won both its

matches. First up was

Darfield, which it beat by 30

runsafter it defended 118,

thanks to Mitch Power’s five

for 17.

Oxford thenended Leeston­

Southbridge'sfinalhopes with

CRICKET

LIONSGATE

T h e b e stp la c e to liv e in R a n g io ra

afour­wicketwin.

Darfield lost both its games

to Cheviot and Oxford

respectively, while Weedons

lostits morningencounter

withSefton, and its afternoon

fixture against Southbrook

was abandoned.

The final round of games is

aclosestneighbour affair.

Lincoln willhost Weedons,

while Darfield will welcome

Leeston­Southbridge.

Cheviot willtraveltoOxford

and Southbrook will host

Sefton.

Points to date are: Oxford

20, Sefton16, Lincoln, 14,

Cheviot 14,Southbrook 12,

Weedons 10, Leeston­

Southbridge6,Darfield 4.

Canterbury Country has

earned aHawkeCup

Challenge againstHamilton

nextweekend afterbeating

Marlborough by five wickets

in the zone final in Blenheim.

Sefton pace bowlerJed

Roberts took five for 63 from

14.5overs to helpskittle the

hosts for 186 after Canterbury

Country won an important

toss.

Canterbury Countrylast

challenged for the Hawke Cup

two seasons ago when it came

up short against Counties.

Canterbury Countrylast

heldthe Hawke Cup in the

2014/2015 season.

North Canterbury rowers shine

Several North Canterbury rowers

excelledatthe recent South

Island Rowing Championships.

Neil Kamat (Oxford), Josh

Hamer (Fernside),Max and

James Walsh(Fernside),Oli

Ellenbroek (Mandeville), and Oli

Flanagan(Rangiora) all helped

the St Bede’s rowing team of 17

boys pick up 34 medals.

Gold medalswere won by the

novice coxed 8, and the under­15,

8boats.

The men’s intermediate double

sculls, and the under­16, 8boat

won silver, while the coxed

under­16, four crew picked up a

bronze.

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora GolfClub

Midweek menstroke: John

Brocherie 65,1;Jim Peer 67, 2;

Sid Dyer67, 3.

Friday openstableford: Kieran

McGoverin 41,1;SoniaRead 40,

2; Sid Dyer 38, 3.

Weekend menstroke:Div 1: Karl

Rollinson 69,1;Eric Crawford 69,

2; AllisterMacKie 69,3.

Div 2: Jacobvan Petegem 66, 1;

Sid Dyer67, 2; GuyBignold 71,3.

Rangiora Bridge Club

February1,HolidayPairs:

North/South:Sue McIlroy/

JeanetteChatterton 1, Ken

Johns/Jack Lyons 2, Helen Dunn/

JudyBruerton 3. East/West Jenny

Story/Peter Story1,Warwick

Wyatt/Frances McDowall 2,

David McRae/Fern McRae 3.

February2,Individual: N/S:

JudithDriver/Jan Roose 1,

JunetteMcIntyre/Ken Johns2,

Silver lining ... James Walsh (North Canterbury) and Liam Wagteveld

(Rolleston) on their way to silver in the intermediate double sculls.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

MoodyShokry/Judy Hayton 3.

E/W:Mary Warren/Adrienne

Paine 1, JoyceGray/Helen

Thornburgh2,Tom Rose/Shona

Keating 3.

February 3, Summer 3night; N/S:

Fern McRae/Jeanette Chatterton

1, Judy Bruerton/Linda Hanham

2, HelenDunn/Liz Duke 3. E/W

Darcy Preston/Tony Biddington

1, Alison Price/Derek Wilson 2,

Lynda Cameron/Barry Smart and

SueMcIlroy/David McRae equal

3.

February 8, Saturday ;Thomas

Pairs:N/S Colleen Adam/Joan

Lloyd 1, RobinHassall/Linda

Hanham 2, HeatherWaldron/

Sarah Waldron 3. E/W Sue

McIlroy/Beverley Brain 1,

Margaret Fraser/Judy Parkinson

2, Robyn Findlay/JanStupples3.

Monday, February10: Rimu

Pairs:N/S Judith Driver/Jan

Roose1, Dave Putt/Shirley

Symns2,Babs­Merel de Visser/

Moody Shokry 3. E/W Rewi

Thompson/Linda Joyce1,Geoff

Swailes/Richard Luisetti 2,

BerniceLloyd/PhillipaWatkins

3.

Wednesday, February 12:

PremierPairs: N/S Shirley

Symns/Darcy Preston 1, Dave

Putt/Peter Van Leeuwen 2, Judy

Bruerton/Sue Solomons 3. E/W

Ken Johns/Jack Lyon 1, Alison

Price/Derek Wilson 2, Beverley

Parlane/BarryLomax 3.

Waimakariri GorgeWomen’s

GolfClub

Stableford,18Holes: WMehrtens

42,SGillespie 42, MRobertson

41,PRivers40, PWoods 40, L

Smith 39, S Marden 38,N

Weavers 37, JBlatch 36.

Nine holes: SFarrar26, HSkurr

24,TCraig22, SKing 21.

Stage3&4

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624m²

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626m²

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CHARLES UPHAM DRIVE

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Stage4

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770m²

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601m²

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601m²

VALOUR DRIVE

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CRETE ROAD

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ELM DRIVE

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Priced from $209,000

Sections from 601sqm

Fencing included

Issue of titles due

Stage3March &Stage 4June 2020



Agentg on site:


GaryMcNicholl

027 4384279

03 3130020

gary.mcnicholl@harcourts.co.nz

lionsgaterangiora.com

LicensedAgent REAA 2008

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Garage Sales

WOODEND 7 Stanton

Place, Saturday 22nd February,

down sizing, household

items plus extras.

Estate Sale

3Yellowlees Drive

Kaiapoi

Saturday 22 nd

February

9am –1pm

Household lot

Everything must go

Furniture

Whiteware

Ornaments

Kitchen utensils

Paintings

Tools

Camping equipment

Fishing gear

Books etc

2258511

Cars Wanted

Cash paid for

any unwanted

car, van, 4wd

Any condition

Free pick up

Ph 0274 762 404

2256531

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

WANTED ­MERCEDES

1960’s 230, 250 or 280

SL’s. Any cond. Private

buyer. 027 585 8164.

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

Situations Vacant

Rangiora High

School

Learning Assistants

We are seeking to appoint

two Learning Assistants to

work part-time (22 hours per

week, term time) until the

end of the 2020 school year.

Applications close at 9am

on Monday 24 February

2020. For an information

package and application

form, please visit the

Vacancies page at:

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz

2257816

Situations Vacant

Food &Beverage Business Development Manager

Enterprise North Canterbury isthe

economic development agency for

Waimakariri and Hurunui. We are seeking

an experienced business development

specialist with exceptional communication

and marketing skills tolead an exciting

new project focused on the food and

beverage sector in the North Canterbury


The Food &Beverage Business

Development Manager will activate and

stimulate anindustry led framework

that will support the region’s food and

beverage sector. Based in Kaiapoi, the

successful applicant will work closely with

the tourism and economic development


To be successful in this role you will possess:


or equivalent experience

• A solid understanding ofthe F&B sector, and business

development strategies

• Stakeholder management skills, including the ability toengender

respect and create asense of community amongst arange of

stakeholders

• Preferable knowledge of North Canterbury, its people and its

economic development context, opportunities and objectives


• Attention to detail and demonstrated organisational skills


information and maintain good CRM records

• Online and traditional marketing skills


Find out more atwww.northcanterbury.co.nz/jobs/ncfb

To apply: Email your cover letter and CV to guy@enterprisenc.co.nz before March 2nd 2020.

Financial Mentor/

Budget Advisor

Budgeting Services North CanterburyInc.

We are seeking applicants for the role of paid Financial

Mentor/Budget Advisor and Community Educator.

Applicants must be able to commit to 10 hours per week

(guaranteed while training), with flexibility to increase to

15 hours per week (once certificated) depending on client

demand.

The successful applicant will need to be willing to undergo

and pass the required FinCap/BSNC Financial Mentor and

community education/facilitation training. You will be

required to use your own vehicle for client meetings and

training sessions (mileage will be reimbursed); amobile

phone and alaptop will be provided. AMinistry of Justice

check will be undertaken.

Skills and attributes required are:

•good with your own household budgeting

•good computer skills (Word and Excel)

•ability and confidence to work with clients, and

within ateam environment

•empathy for all social situations

•confidence to facilitate “financial awareness”

workshops for small groups.

If you have any queries please contact Sharon Grant, our

Service Manager on 03 313 3505 or 021 213 0147.

APosition Description is available on request.

Please apply in writing, with a copy of your CV, by

Monday 2March 2020:

The Service Manager

Budgeting Services North CanterburyInc.

POBox 351

Rangiora 7440

Or you may apply by email to:

servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

2256628

CAR GROOMER

YARD HAND

Part time position

Required for busy

dealership. Must be

reliable, hard working

and conscientious.

Afull clean drivers

licence and agood sport

mentality is essential.

To apply send your CV to

craig@stadiumcars.co.nz

609 Lineside Rd, Rangiora

SITUATION VACANT

We have a casual, full-time position

available at our organic, family vineyard

in the Waipara Valley –for immediate start

working through to the end of harvest.

Vineyard experience an advantage but not

essential

Please apply with CV to:

info@terraceedge.co.nz

2258509

CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, February 20, 2020

Situations Vacant

Rangiora High School

Relief Cleaners

Rangiora High School is proud to be acaring,

community-based environment inspiring life-long

learning. Students are at the centre of ourwork.

We are seeking to expand our pool of casual

relieving night-shift Cleaners.

Please email your CV to:

vacancies@rangiorahigh.school.nz

2258465

45

Situations Vacant

2253962

STAFF

WANTED

Phone Scott

0275 350 302

WANTED Dictaphone

Typist, contract basis, part

time. Phone 027 240 7808.

58,000 people live within our

circulation area. Just one ad in the

North Canterbury News will be read

by 46,000 of them every week!

Phone

03 314 8335

Source 2018 Nielsen Readership research all people 10+ NCN Circulation area


Situations Vacant

North Canterbury

Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury

is looking for volunteers

Can you…

Solve problems? Do you…

Enjoy client liaison? Are you…

Ready to keep learning?Doyou…

Value confidentiality?

Interested? Do you havea…

Confident telephone approachand

Excellent internetresearch skills?

At CAB we aim to give the best SERVICE

to everyone who needs our help.

Come and join us?

Training is from 28 April 2020 –19May 2020

for 3hours,twice weekly.

Application formavailable on https://www.cab.

org.nz/location/cab-north-canterbury

or collect fromour officeinthe RangioraLibrary,

141PercivalStreet,Rangiora. Tel: 03 313 8822.

Applicationsclose on Friday,6March 2020.

2257171

School Bus DriversRequired

Would youliketoearn extraincome while still

having mostofyourday free and at the same

time do your community aservice by helping to

provide asafe, high standardofschool transport

forour region’schildren?

Torlesse Travel has positionsavailable forpart time

bus driversinRolleston, Darfieldand Rangiora.

If youhaveaClass2license, aPassenger

Endorsementand areinterestedindriving on a

casual basis then thiscouldbefor you.

Alternatively,ifyou areinterestedinbecoming a

bus driver,wecan provide assistance to help you

achieve the correct licencing.

If youare interestedinthis role or wish formore

information, please email

manager@torlessetravel.co.nz

ph. 03 313 5453

Situations Wanted

WORK WANTED by 54

year old. Excellent references

available, class 2

licence +W.T. Phone Tony

027 368 2000.

Livestock

TEXEL Romney Cross

young ram hoggets, suitable

for breeding. Ph 021

626 449 or 03 385 4966.

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe Hoggets suitable for

breeding. Ph 021 626 449

or 03 385 4966.

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe lambs. Suitable for

lifestyle blocks. Phone 021

626 449 or 03 385 4966.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

For Lease

13/6 Cone Street, Rangiora.

Ground floor $200pw

includes Opex &gst. Brett

027 688 8084.

Property Wanted

WANTED

WORKSHOP

TO LEASE

Small timber manufacturing

business looking

for workshop to lease.

Require approx 200m2

workshop with small

office and amenities.

Preferences would

include : customer

parking, small yard for

storage/display/painting/staining.

Phone Al -021 227 6161

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTIFICATION OF LEASE

CONCESSION APPLICATION

The Kaikōura District Council gives notice under

section 17SC ofthe Conservation Act 1987 ofan

application by Kaikōura Community Charitable Trust

Board for the construction and management of a

recreational facility, initially incorporating an aquatic

centre, for aperiod of 10 years with (2 rights of

renewal of10years) atthe Kaikōura Recreational

Reserve (Scarborough StreetSouth).

Further details of the proposed concession and alink

to the submission form are available at https://www.

Kaikōura.govt.nz/latest-news/Kaikōura-communitypool/

Any person ororganisation may make asubmission

in writing to the Kaikōura District Council onthe

proposal. Youmay make asubmission by sending a

written submission to: Kaikōura District Council, PO

Box 6, Kaikōura 7340.

Or an email submission to: kdc@kaikōura.govt.nz

(please include “Concession lease submission” in the

subjectline).

Submissions close on Monday 9th March 2020 at

5.00 pm. Once submitted, submitters’ information is

subject to the Local Government Official Information

and Meetings Act and may be released under that

Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission

including your contact information confidential,

you need to state this in writing when making your

submission.

Any person ororganisation wishing to be heard in

support ofhis/her submission, must request (within

that submission) an opportunity to appear before the

Kaikōura District Council.

If ahearing is required, it is scheduled tooccur on

Tuesday17th March at 4.00 pm.

2256878

Creative Communities Fund

Wanted To Buy

DOWNSIZING? Garage

sale? Cash for estateChina.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963.

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

GOD promised Jacob the land of Israel. “I am the LORD,

the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your

father Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you.

Iamgiving it to you and your descendant. ...... And all

families of the earth will be blessed through you and your

descendants.” Genesis 28:13-14.

Gardening

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

For Sale

2256610

POLYCARBONATE

roofing. Prices start at $27

for 2.4m sheet in clear or

bronze. We also stock

accessories. Pick up in

Rangiora. Ring us on 03

313 2325 or 027 340 9330

or www.sunnyside.co.nz

for other products.

Public Notices

OXFORD A&P

ASSOCIATION

SATURDAY 4APRIL 2020

ENTRIES CLOSE: 28 th February

–Nolate entries accepted.

Schedules available online or by sending an

A5 stamped sae to 9Matai Pl, Oxford 7430.

Application forms for Trade, and Art/Craft

Sites available from Christine Roberts,

E: secretary@oxfordapshow.co.nz

Enter -Showdayonline.com

W: oxfordapshow.co.nz.

2248987

Glenmark Lions Club Inc

Would like to thank the following companies and

businesses for their support ofour Charity Golf Match

held on Waitangi Day.

Hole Sponsors

•AndersonEarthmoving Ltd Scargill

•Arthur Burke Ltd Amberley

•ArawataAccountants Greta Valley

•Bayleys Real EstateSally Hargreaves

•ChapmanFencing Amberley

•Craig Investments Ltd Christchurch

•DwyerLewis Scargill

•G.J.Gardner Ltd Rangiora

•Geoff Bashers Fishing ChartersMotunau

•Helmore StewartLawyers Rangiora

•Henrikson ShearingContractorsAmberley

•Andy HornFencing Amberley

•LewisBulk Cartage Scargill

•MotusHealth Amberley

•R.J. Preston Ltd Accountants Christchurch

•Rural Livestock Ltd Amberley

•John Shepherd Ltd Contractors Amberley

•Survus Consultants Christchurch Surveying

Engineering

•Waipara Downs Texels Waipara

•Wilton Joubert Ltd Structural and Geotech Engineers

Christchurch

List of Prize Sponsors

•Amberley Hire

•Hurunui Engineers

North Canterbury

Equipment

•Ravensdown

•Bashers ITM

•Railway Tavern

•Mumma T

•Beauty Therapy

•Julie Cann

•C.J. Nursery

•Amberley Medical

Centre

•Baines Road Wines

•MtBrown Winery

•Georges Road Winery

•Fancrest Wines

•Waipara Hills Winery

•DonnollyWines

•Amberley Glass

•The Tool Shed

•Little Vintage

•Farmlands

•Cochranes Ltd

•Island Hills Honey

•Super Liquor

OHOKA

RUGBY CLUB

OPEN NIGHT

Come down to the clubrooms Tuesday 3 rd March

5-7PM for atouch game with some of our Seniors

and parents, registration, and boot swaps.

Stay for dinner. All adult paying meals get a

free kids meal and afree ice cream for all junior

registered players.

2257817

Personal

MATURE, single, charming

gentleman seeks aslim,

vibrant, passionate lady living

in or close to Pegasus,

for company conversation

and to hang out with. Phone

0276 594 425.

Trade&Services

PAINTER, qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt

Corban 027 846 5035.

•Envisage

•Kell’s Kitchen

•Countdown Amberlety

•Greystone Winery

•Tiki Estate

•Sherwood Winery

•CamshornWinery

•Black Estate

•Amberley Trading

•Hydraulink Ltd

•Brew Moon

•Arthur Burke Ltd

•Peter Gardner

•Paris Bakery&Cafe

•Hynds Ltd

•Nor’Wester Cafe

•Sally Mac’s

•Amberley Outdoors &

Sports

•Powerfarming

•Mountford Winery

•Dallington Downs Wine

•Fiddlers Green Winery

•Koyama Wines

•Waipara Springs Winery

• Terrace Edge Winery

2258492

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

Trade&Services

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.

DECKS Qualified LBP

Carpenter specialising in

decks and Landscape construction

Canterbury wide.

Free quote. Phone

0800MYDECK

(0800693325) Facebook

@0800MYDECK.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,

engraving, giftware.

10 years experience.

BESK, 683 Main North

Road, Belfast. Telephone

027 311 3423.

Trade&Services

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you

moving house

or trying to

downsize?

Call All Clear

Canterbury. We work

with you to recycle,

sell and dispose of

unwanteditems.

Ph: 03 260 0934

or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2225862

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

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TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Appliance Repairs

Builder

Butchery

Chiropractic Services

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,

ASKO,Ariston, LG,Classique,

Haier, Samsung and more....

“For best resultsbesuretouseauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

1913020

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor

Injury, accidents and maintenance

ACC Registered and Accredited

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

03 0278 686 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2103107

2208126

Computer Repairs

For all your computer repairs, parts, servicing, sales &more..

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service

Concrete

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

•Driveways, patios&paths •Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations, sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herdhomes •Precast concrete

•Placing&Finishing

Daryl Power 027 230 9401

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz

2047213

Denture Clinic

AFFORDABLE DENTURE

CLINIC

(Formerly Riccarton Denture Clinic)

1843944

New Dentures

Relines

Repairs

BRYCE JWARD NZCDT

Kaiapoi

Ph (03)327-0077

Gold Card

Discount

KAIAPOI VILLAGEARCADE,

123 WILLIAMS STREET

Drainlayer

♦ New Residential Drains, Commercial &Alterations

♦ Supply and Install of Septic Tanks &Effluent Systems

♦ Stormwater Retention Ponds &Tanks

♦ AllTypes of Field Drainage &Trenching

FREE

QUOTES

Jesse McAnulty 027 259 8560

Email: jm-drainage@outlook.com

2158403

2089195v2-4/4-S

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Electrician

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

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

2020478

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

2136148

2218589

Property Maintenance

Our yard maintenance programs will leave

your feeling

relaxed, relieved &stress free!

•Mowing •Weeding •Yard tidy-up’s

•Shrub trimming •Prunining

ASKUSABOUTOUR EASY PAYSUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

Call 0800 669 7483

info@mowrite.co.nz

mowrite.co.nz

MAINTENANCE

by mowrite

mow

RITE

"WE MOW+MUCH MORE!"

Scrap Metal

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

Scaffolding

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

CAP 65

CAP 40

CAP 20

Shingle

SHINGLE SUPPLIES

Quarry Prices

DRAINAGE CHIP

from $40 per cube

from $23 per cube

from $25 per cube

from $30 per cube

all +gst

Plus all excavation and truck hire

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

CONTRACTING

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

2009594

AMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS

AND BE THE NAME THEY

REMEMBER FIRST

Advertise your trade or service in our

Trusted Trades &Professional Services

Phone Amanda today and see how we can

help get your business noticed 03 313 2840

or email amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz


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2013Toyota Aqua

•1.5LHybrid PetrolAuto

•ParkingSensors NOW

•Bluetooth

WAS$15,995

$

14,995

2010 Toyota Wish

•1.8LPetrol, 7-seater

•Alloys

•Climateair

$

11,995

2018 Toyota Yaris GX

•1.3LPetrolAuto, 5-star Safety

•ReverseCamera

•24,700km

$

18,995

2010 Toyota Ractis

•1.5LPetrolAuto

•5-Door

•Air Conditioning

$

10,995

2018 RAV4 GX

•2.5LPetrolAuto, AWD

•ReverseCamera

•Only34,250km

$

29,995

2006 Toyota MarkX

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Alloys

•Keyless

•Black interior

2017 Toyota Yaris GX

•1.3LPetrolAuto

•ReverseCamera

• Balance of 3 year Warranty

,

2010 Toyota Prius S

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto

WAS$17,995

2013Toyota Prius S

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto

•Keyless

•5-doorHatch

$ $ •Keyless, Climate Control

NOW

11,995 16,995

$

14,995

$

17,995

•Only 78,100km

2017 HighlanderGXL

•3.5LPetrolAuto, 7Seater

•Satnav,Leather

•Only 28,200kms

$

47,995

2007 Toyota CamryGL

•2.4LPetrolAuto

•FM/AM &CDPlayer

•NZnew

$

6,995

2019 Ex-Demo CamryZR

•2.5LPetrol-Hybrid

•Sunroof,Leather,

•5Star ANCAP,Only 900kms

$

46,995

2008 Toyota Vitz

•1.3LPetrolAuto

•Keyless, 5-Door

•Only41,850kms

$

9,995

2013Toyota Aqua Hybrid

•1.5LPetrolAuto, 5-door

•Self-Charging

•ClimateAir

2006 Toyota Vitz

•1.3LPetrolAuto

•5-Door,Radio

•Air-Con

$

14,995 $

6,995

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2015SubaruOutbackb

•2.4Lpetrol, auto

•Bluetooth, AWD

•Done 87,700km

$

23,995

2014 Highlander GXLAWD

•3.5LPetrolAuto

•7-seater, Leather

•ClimateAir

2018 HiluxSingle Cab4x4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Galvanised Deck,Towbar

•ReverseCamera, 20,600km

WAS$39,995

$ NOW

29,995 $

36,995

2017 Rav4 GLX2WD

•2.0Lpetrol,Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera

•Only46,960km

$

27,495

2019 Ex-demo Corolla SX

•2.0L Petrolauto, 5-star Safety

• Sat-nav, Bluetooth

•Keyless

$ 30,995

2015LandCruiser PradoVX

•3.0L TurboDiesel Auto

•7-Seater,Leather, Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera

$

45,995

2017 RAV4 GLX2WD

•2.0L petrol,auto, Satnav

•ReverseCamera

•Only42,200km

Ex-Demo2019FortunerLimited

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

$ •Cruiser Alloys, Towbar

26,995 $

56,995

•7-seater, 850kms

2018 Highlander Limited

•3.5LPetrol8-speedAuto

•Leather,RearEntertainment

•Sunroof

$

57,995

2016 Hilux SR5 Limited i 2WD

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, auto

•Satnav,Leather

•Climateair

$

32,995

2014 MazdaBT-50 2WD

•3.2LTurbo Diesel Auto

•PremiumCanopy

•Towbar

$

27,995

Ex-demo 2019 HighlanderGXL

•3.5LPetrolAutoAWD

•Availablefrom28Feb

•Only500km

$

55,995

2016 HiluxSR5 4X4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Satnav,Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera

$

34,995

2019 HiluxSR5 Pre-Runner

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Towbar, Nudge Bar

•Only400km

2012LandCruiser Limited200

•4.5LTwin TurboDiesel

•V8, Sunroof,Leather

•Alloys

$

42,995 $

72,995

2018 HiluxSR5 Cruiser 4WD

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, auto

•18” alloys, leather

•Satnav,ReverseCamera

$

49,995

2018 LandCruiserPrado VX

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Facelift Model

•Only13,600km

2009 LandCruiser 200 Series

•4.5LTurbo-Diesel, V8

•8-seater,Satnav

•ClimateAir

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

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69,995

$

51,995

2011 HyundaiH1

•2.5LTurbo Diesel Manual

•5-Door

•Built in Shelf&Racking

$

14,995

2019 Ex-Demo ZXHiace

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Full TSS

•Sat-nav,Bluetooth

•5-door,Only150km

$

50,995

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