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‘burglars’

Page 4

Canty Country

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Former hotel goes unsold at auction

Bid to stop

supermarket

being built

at new

subdivision

• By Devon Bolger

THE FORMER Hororata Hotel

has failed to sell at auction.

The building was damaged in

the 2010 earthquake and

has not operated as a hotel

since.

The listing on the Bayleys

website said: “Whilst considerable

repairs have been undertaken,

it remains uninsured and

accordingly is offered for sale

by auction on an ‘as is where is’

basis.”

There were no bids at the

auction last week.

The rateable value of the

property is $530,000.

The land is valued at

$165,000 and the building is

$365,000.

Real estate agent Richard

Innes said: “We are still just

HISTORY: The former

Hororata Hotel did not

sell at auction and is up

for sale ‘as is, where is.’

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

chipping away on it, We have

a few people just floating

around but nothing solid at this

stage.”

What is most special about

the property is its historic feel,

he said.

• Turn to page 4

• By Devon Bolger

RESIDENTS ARE trying to

stop a proposed Countdown

supermarket being built in their

new subdivision.

Robyn Twemlow, who lives

close to where the superrmarket is

planned in Flemington, Lincoln,

said residents had no issue with

the supermarket itself – just where

it will go if resource consent is

granted.

“It is the placement of it in a

residential subdivision that is our

concern. When we bought here

three years ago everything was

planned sections. We were told

there would be a cafe opening and

possibly a day care and that was

it,” she said.

Residents are worried about

potential noise and traffic issues

being created by the supermarket.

“We are worried about the

increased traffic on Birchs Rd.

The roads are very narrow, if you

have a car parked on the side of

the road that’s half of it gone so

with increased parking it’s going

to make it difficult for driving

and also for emergency services

vehicles to access the subdivision.

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EAGLE BY name; eagle by nature.

On page 5 today we reveal two good

catches by the police helicopter Eagle.

A member of the public spotted three

vehicles at a Lincoln property on Saturday

and called the police.

The Auckland-based chopper, in Canterbury for a trial, was

sent. The suspects realised they had been spotted and drove off.

Eagle guided police patrols to where the cars were fleeing to

and it was a straightforward catch.

Later on Saturday night, six people in a car failed to stop for

police. They got to a property in Kirwee, jumped out and ran to

find a place to hide in the dark.

With the chopper hovering above it was an easy catch. Long

may it stay in Canterbury.

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Wednesday March 4 2020 3

News

Driver says he shouldn’t

have to pay for pothole damage to car

• By Devon Bolger

Brodie

Grave

WEST MELTON resident Brodie

Grave does not think he should

have to foot the bill for repairs to

his car after hitting a pothole on

Jones Rd in Rolleston.

The 22-year-old

was travelling

along the road

when he heard a

large bang after

hitting an unexpected

pothole

he says was about

5cm deep.

One of his tyres

blew instantly and the rim has

been damaged to the point of

needing replacement.

He estimates the work will cost

about $700.

“It’s a lot of money for a

young person and I don’t think

I should be responsible for it.

They [council] should at least pay

for replacement of the rim,” Mr

Grave said.

“It is also frustrating that I am

having to use my parents’ car for

potentially up to two weeks. If

it hadn’t been for them I would

have been screwed.”

Mr Grave has been in touch

FRIGHTENING: Brodie Grave was travelling down Jones Rd

when he hit this pothole causing his tyre to blow and his rim to

buckle (inset). ​

with the district council and

Mayor Sam Broughton but said

he was told they would not help

to pay for the repairs.

District council transportation

asset delivery manager Mark

Chamberlain said they are aware

of the specific pothole on the road

and it has now been patched up.

“The council does not pay

for or contribute to repairs to

vehicles. This is a matter between

car owners and their insurers,”

he said.

Mr Grave said he considered

going to his insurer but it would

not be worth making a claim due

to the excess he would still be

required to pay.

The district council has received

nine complaints regarding

potholes on Jones Rd in Rolleston

since January last year.

“The asphalt seal on Jones Rd is

at the end of its life and a reseal is

planned for the next financial year.

Patching will continue to maintain

the seal until then,” Mr Chamberlain

said.

Mr Grave says this is not good

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enough and Jones Rd has been in

bad condition for years.

“There was no signage there

warning about the pothole. I

understand they have a massive

roading network to cover but

they knew about Jones Rd and

did nothing. Why should I have

to pay for this?

“I was very lucky actually with

the damage I had. If it had been

a lighter vehicle or something

like a moped it could have killed

them,” he said.

Although he is unhappy with

the district council’s response he

said he has been well supported

by councillor Jeff Bland and

James Faber of HEB Construction

who hold the maintenance

contract for the road.

“I just want the council to

figure out how this got so out of

hand. How did they let a main

thoroughfare like Jones Rd

deteriorate for years?” Mr Grave

said.

• HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you

think the council should help

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after hitting potholes on

roads in the district? Email

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HEALTH HUB BUILD SOON

Construction of the Rolleston

Health Hub will start this

month. The facility will be built

on land directly opposite the

district council offices, next to

the St John ambulance base.

The district council appointed

construction firm Naylor Love

to undertake the build. It is

set to cost about $14.7 million,

and is being funded as a

commercial investment. It will

have a primary birthing unit,

community health services

and will sit alongside a general

practice, radiology and other

community health and social

services.

OLD PIT FIRE REIGNITES

Leeston firefighters were called

to a small rubbish fire that

they suspect was reignited

after a previous pit fire. Chief

fire officer Lloyd Clausen said

they were called to the 2 sq m

fire on Irwell Rakaia Rd on

Sunday at 10.45am. “We think

it was an old pit fire that had

been rekindled by the wind. It

could have been sitting there

for months.” Mr Clausen said it

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Historic former Hororata pub a

‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

• From page 1

“It’s a great community structure

and building and there are a

lot of happy memories there for

people over the years.

“People would

love to see it

reinstated again

but its probably

more likely

that someone

will look at it

for a BnB or

Richard Innes

something like

that. We’ve had

people looking at

it as a potential home too,” he said.

The listing says the building

features 10 bedrooms, six double

and four single, large living,

dining and/or function spaces, a

kitchen with storage room plus a

previous commercial kitchen and

is serviced by three bathrooms

including six toilets.

It has been re-carpeted and the

original cellar is still accessible.

In recent years the building has

been used for residential accommodation.

Outbuildings include a threebay

shed, double garage, pump

shed and two garden sheds.

The 9000 sq m land parcel on

Hororata Rd bounds Cordys

PHOTOS: BAYLEYS

Stream is subdividable and offers

extensive views to Mt Hutt and

the surrounding mountains, the

listing says.

Mr Innes said owning the

building is a once in a lifetime

opportunity.

“It feels like, after what happened

at the Kirwee Tavern too,

we are losing all of our historic

pubs so it would be nice if we

can get someone to jump in

there and take it on and bring it

back to its former glory,” he said.

The Kirwee Tavern was

destroyed in a fire that broke out

at 11.50pm on Christmas Eve last

year.

• HAVE YOUR SAY: Would

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Police helicopter

helps catch

suspected burglars

• By Devon Bolger

THE NEW Eagle police

helicopter helped to catch three

suspected burglars found at a

property in Lincoln on Saturday.

Police received a call at 7.45pm

reporting a possible burglary at a

property on Accommodation Rd.

A member of the public had

observed three vehicles and

thought they looked suspicious.

A police spokeswoman said:

“The Eagle observed three vehicles

leaving the property and was

able to monitor the vehicles until

ground staff were on scene to

conduct vehicle stops.”

One vehicle was stopped on

Trices Rd, one on Springs Rd and

the location of where the third

was stopped is unknown.

There was no stolen property

found in any of the vehicles.

“It sounds like the alleged offenders

may have been disturbed at

the property by the arrival of Eagle,

as they appear to have left in their

vehicles as soon as they became

aware Eagle was observing them,”

the spokeswoman said.

Three men, two 22-year-olds

and a 28-year-old, have been

charged with burglary.

The 22-year-olds were scheduled

to appear in Christchurch District

Court on Monday; the 28-year-old

will appear on March 23.

The Eagle helicopter was involved

in another call-out in the

district later on Saturday night.

A vehicle failed to stop for

police in Wards Rd in Darfield at

10.15pm.

A police spokeswoman said

they initially pursued the vehicle

but abandoned a short time later

due to the manner of driving.

The helicopter was able to

observe the car as it continued

driving and stopped at a property

in Kirwee.

“Six people left the vehicle and

attempted to hide from police.

The Eagle crew was able to direct

ground staff to where the people

were hiding and all were taken

into custody,” she said.

A 25-year-old man has been

charged with failing to stop and

dangerous driving.

He is scheduled to appear in

Christchurch District Court

today.

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Wait for public notification

• From page 1

“The noise is a problem

as well, the trucks will

start to load before the

supermarket opens in the

morning,” she said.

The residents also think

the supermarket will be an

eyesore for people coming

into Lincoln.

Ms Twemlow said they

are waiting to see if there is

going to be public notification

for the development.

The issue was discussed

at a neighbours’ meet and

greet on Sunday.

“We also will hopefully

ask the district council for

a public meeting about the

development.”

A district council

spokesman said: “Any

decision on whether to

decline or grant the consent

will be made once the

notification decision has

been determined.

“The district council is

currently reviewing the supermarket

application and

will be making a decision

on notification in the next

few weeks,” he said.

Flemington developer

Shane Kennedy and

Countdown were unable

to respond to Selwyn

Times questions about the

FIGHT: Flemington subdivision residents are

concerned about the noise and traffic affects if a

Countdown supermarket goes in next door at this

proposed site.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

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residents’ concerns.

Deputy Mayor Malcolm

Lyall said he does not agree

with the supermarket

going in at the proposed

location.

“I think we never intended

to have anything

commercial at that place

in Lincoln and I think

I would be very disappointed

if I was one of the

people who have bought a

section in that subdivision

and found that excess land

has been sold for a supermarket.

“I would be absolutely

ropeable if I was one of

those residents and I feel

for them,” he said.

The district council

received a resource consent

application from Lincoln

Developments Ltd in August

last year.

They have applied to

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News

Man

charged

with

filming

woman

showering

• By Sophie Cornish

A MAN has been charged

after allegedly being caught

filming a woman on his

cellphone while she was

showering.

Li Zhang Tan, 25, was living

in Leeston when the offending

happened.

The Selwyn Times has learnt

on about 12 occasions, Tan

allegedly set up his cellphone in

a pile of clothes on a bathroom

floor after he showered, to

film the woman while she was

showering.

The woman eventually

discovered the camera, leading

police to charge Tan with three

charges of intentionally making

an intimate visual recording of

another person.

He appeared in the district

court last month and is expected

to appear again tomorrow.

Centre repairs could cost ratepayers

• By Devon Bolger

RATEPAYERS may have to

pay an extra $5 a year to cover

unplanned maintenance

work on the Selwyn Aquatic

Centre.

Some fastenings in the ceiling

were sent away for sampling and

found to be cracking. Work will

begin on replacing them all this

month.

A report presented to district

councillors at a meeting last

Wednesday outlined the work

required.

It is expected to cost an additional

$690,000.

The additional work is covered

by funds allocated to undertake

scheduled maintenance and

renewal work as part of the

main contract for the extension

project.

But the maintenance work

that was already planned is

expected to reach $785,000 and

will now need to be funded by

other means.

The report said: “Although

$690,000 of the maintenance is

provided by existing budgets,

the balance of $785,000 will

need to be funded over time

from an increase to the various

aquatic centre rates.

“Simplistically, if the $785,000

is funded over a 10-year maintenance

cycle, the pool’s rates

would need to lift by $5 per

property from July 1, 2021.”

The options for increasing

the pool rates will be considered

as part of the 2021-2031 Long

Term Plan and will be part of

public consultation on the

plan.

In November last year, there

was a brief power outage at the

aquatic centre which resulted

in the air sock collapsing upon

itself.

The report said: “Although the

power came on again the building

management system that

runs activities such as the air

sock did not restart.

“Instead there was a delay and

when the air sock did inflate,

it caused a huge amount of air

to rush through the system at

one time causing a number of

fastenings to shear and break

where the air sock was attached

to the roof.”

The metallurgist who sampled

the fastenings found that all that

were tested had stress corrosion

cracking associated with any

exposed surface, the report said.

“The sampling report highly

CRACK: Ceiling fastenings at

the Selwyn Aquatic Centre

need to be replaced adding

an additional nearly $700,000

cost to the extension project. ​

recommended that the fastenings

are replaced with urgency

to avoid unexpected sudden

failures.

“This result was obviously of

a major concern because there

are many different fixings and

fastenings in the existing ceiling

system.”

For the work to be undertaken,

the pools must be empty

and closed to swimmers.

“To avoid these issues it has

been concluded that the work

will be carried out of hours for

five days a week on a rope access

system. This work is estimated

to take around eight weeks to

complete,” the report said.

Work on replacing the

fastenings will begin this month

and is expected to be completed

in June.

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ROCKERS: (Left) – Zed members Ben Campbell, Adrian Palmer, Nathan King and Andy Lynch. (Right) – Iva Davies, front man of

Australian band Icehouse.

Saturday’s Selwyn Sounds a sell-out

• By Matt Slaughter

THE DISTRICT is gearing

up for its biggest music event

of the year, Selwyn Sounds on

Saturday.

All 10,000 tickets have sold out

ahead of the Lincoln Domain

event, which will include seven

acts.

The day will start with former

Lincoln High School student Jed

Parsons performing a set including

songs from his critically

acclaimed album Midnight Feast.

Automatic 80s will then take the

stage and this will be followed by

a hit-filled set from New Zealand

icons The Mockers.

In the afternoon and evening,

the crowd will be rocked

by headliners Midge Ure the

Voice of Ultravox, Zed, 10cc and

Icehouse.

Icehouse frontman Iva Davies

told Selwyn Times in August the

band will wind back the clock

and put on a performance with

just as much energy as they

brought when they formed as

Flowers about 40 years ago.

“I’ve been working with

some of these guys for 35 years

and they are absolutely the

most brilliant set of musicians

that Australia has to offer, I’m

completely confident in saying

that,” he said.

Event director David Parlane

said it was a fantastic result to

sell out a week before the event.

“Our selection of artists has

been a success, with our fans

who enjoyed last year’s event

returning, but also to a lot of

first-timers experiencing the

summer concert of 2020. The

crowd is in for a real treat on the

day and it looks like the weather

is going to behave and we will

have a beautiful Canterbury

day,” he said.

•VIP and express pass gates

open at 9.30am and general

admission gates will follow at

10am.

Hororata

Night Glow

to return

THE HORORATA Night Glow

Festival will return in May next

year.

“The Hororata Night Glow is a

community-run event that takes

a huge amount of effort to make

happen. With 2020 being the

10 th birthday for the Hororata

Highland Games it is the right

decision for our community to

bring the Night Glow back in

2021,” Hororata Community

Trust chairman Richard Lang

said.

The festival was launched in

2018 and held again last year

with a huge crowd in attendance.

“The popularity of the

Hororata Night Glow is exciting,

but it does bring some challenges

operationally and we have

a number of plans in place to

manage this at the next event,”

Mr Lang said.

Said director Michael Oakley:

“The balloonists love coming to

Hororata and being part of our

community. They are all really

keen to come back. There are

a number of new displays and

attractions we are keen to add to

the event.”

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Funding for

two toilet

blocks in

district

• By Devon Bolger

LAKE COLERIDGE is set to

get a new public toilet and a car

park and picnic area.

The district council applied to

the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure

Fund and received

$332,600 for the work.

Other projects that will be

undertaken with the funding

include a new public toilet and

wastewater system at Hororata

Domain.

The toilet will have five cubicles

and will be located close to

the existing toilet block.

The community centre will be

in a similar position allowing

both buildings to use the one

effluent system.

The funding from the Government

includes operational

servicing support on the projects

for two years.

A report tabled at a district

council meeting last week said:

“Work is currently in progress

on planning and consenting for

these two projects

“The funding contract with

MBIE will be executed once

consents for the work have been

obtained.’’

Long-serving librarian retires

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

EVER SINCE she was a child

West Melton resident Chris

Archbold has loved reading books.

“I grew up in quite a poor

family. We always had a book in

our Christmas and our birthday

present,” she said.

Even at primary school, as soon

as she was old enough, she became

her school library’s student helper

at the age of about eight.

Now after nearly 25 years, Mrs

Archbold will retire from her

role as a librarian at Riccarton

Primary School with her last day

planned for April 9.

“I am not at retirement age,

I just think it is time someone

young came in. I am 64 now.

Our wonderful students as much

as I love them to bits, I think it

is time they have someone more

versed with the technology side

of life,” she said.

Mrs Archbold, who initially

started at the school as a teacher

aid before becoming its librarian

after a year, said she has loved

her time at the school.

“I have amazing memories. It

is a very special school this school

no matter the staff, no matter

the principal and no matter the

students. It is just amazing.

Even visitors come to our school

and say there is an amazing feeling

and you just don’t know what

it is.”

Mrs Archbold said she has

loved helping children find the

right book and seeing children

who don’t like reading find a

book they enjoy.

“The library has just over 4000

books. Every book I love, every

single one of them,” she said.

Some of the biggest changes

she has seen over the last 25

years in the language becoming

less formalised and the popularity

growth in graphic books.

“Our boys are the ones we find

the hardest to get reading but

graphic novels changed their

life . . . they can’t get enough of

them,” Mrs Archbold said.

She said many amazing stories

such as The Diary Of a Young

Girl by Anne Frank is now condensed

into a graphic novel.

Before becoming a librarian,

Mrs Archbold had a varied

career working in banking and

finance. She then became a stayat-home

Mum before working

part-time at Nurse Maude supporting

the elderly.

Mrs Archbold, known as

“Chris” to her pupils due to her

last name being too difficult to

LOVE OF BOOKS:

Long-serving librarian

Chris Archbold of West

Melton will retire from

Riccarton Primary

School after 25 years.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

pronounce, will now be spending

more of her extra time with her

three grandchildren.

“That was too hard because

you would get attachments

and they would pass on. I couldn’t

cope so I thought righto these

younger ones – here I am.

“I have got three lovely

grandchildren, I have a marvellous

husband and I have a great

big garden that is suffering.

“I think it is time. It is going

to be a sad day when I leave. But

once you make the decision you

just have to go through with it,”

Mrs Archbold said.

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Students committed

to Borneo fundraiser

ROLLESTON College students

are doing what they can to

fundraise for a trip to Borneo

this year.

There are 13 students and

two teachers taking part in the

Antipodeans Expedition and will

spend three weeks on the Southeast

Asian island in December.

Students have been fundraising

to help with a community project

while on the trip.

The group helped with cleaning

up Hagley Park after the Electric

Ave Festival to raise funds.

“The learners turned up bright

and early at 7am with parents,

friends and siblings to help out, in

total having about 25 crew members,”

Rolleston College learning

coach Amanda Almeida said.

“Some came to lend a hand for

a couple hours before rushing

off to other commitments while

others spent 5hr cleaning up the

little niggly bits left in the grass

and mud.”

The group aims to raise at least

$2000 for the community project

in Sarawak.

“It was great to get such an

awesome opportunity to raise a

good chunk of money towards

MOTIVATED: Rolleston College students are working hard to

fundraise for a community project they will partake in on a trip

to Borneo later this year. ​

our community project,” Ms

Almeida said.

Last month year 11 Jed Mc-

Cready organised for the group

to get together and garden for a

neighbour to earn some money.

“Eight of us took up the

gardening challenge. It was hot,

dusty work and we pulled a lot

of weeds. It was a good feeling

when we looked back at the end

of the day and saw what we had

achieved together,” he said.

“We all worked hard and it was

recognised with a $50 bonus. In

total we earned $300 towards

our group funds for our Borneo

community project.”

Busy start to

year for West

Melton pupils

IT HAS been a busy start to

the year for the pupils at West

Melton School.

There were 34 new pupils and

eight new staff welcomed with a

mihi whakatau.

The school also held its annual

year 5 – 8 duathlon, where pupils

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individual entry or as part of a

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The top competitors now have

a chance to compete at the Selwyn

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The new student ambassadors

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Meeting the needs of elderly

HERE IN Selwyn we have a

relatively young population, with

many of our new subdivisions

proving popular with couples

and families with younger

children.

We have fewer than average

older residents in our district

compared to other parts of New

Zealand – 10.8 per cent of people

in Selwyn are aged 65 years and

over compared with 14.3 per cent

of the total New Zealand population.

Given that our older population

is in the minority it is more

important than ever that we pay

attention to their needs in terms

of the facilities and services we

offer in our communities.

One of the difficulties that

older people in our region have

faced is that there has been a lack

of options in terms of retirement

villages or housing designed specifically

for older people’s needs

here in Selwyn.

As we age our need to access

healthcare often increases and

it is important that we have the

facilities available to cater for this

demand.

As well as good local GP care,

local facilities such as Ellesmere

Hospital in Leeston and the new

Akaroa Health Centre that offer

specialised healthcare for older

people within their communities

are very important for both the

patient and family and friends

supporting them.

I recently attended a gala event

at the Ellesmere Hospital and

would like to acknowledge the

role of the Friends of Ellesmere

Hospital in raising funds for and

continuing to advocate for this

facility.

Of course, many people

over 60 enjoy excellent health

and continue to work in paid

employment or perform vital

volunteering roles within our

communities.

Events such as the Swell Expo

which was held in October last

year in Lincoln highlight the

various opportunities available

to this age group in particular.

If you are a resident of Selwyn

aged over 60 and are interested

in learning more about health

services for older people in our

region, Mardi Postill from the

Canterbury District Health

Board will be speaking on this

topic at a morning tea event I am

hosting next month.

The meeting will be held on

Friday, March 20, commencing

at 10.30am at the West Melton

Community and Recreation

Centre located at 1163 West

Coast Rd in West Melton.

•If you would like to attend,

please RSVP to Sharon

O’Callaghan in my office

before Friday, March 13 by

emailing selwynoffice@

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CARE NEEDED: Roadworks on Birchs Rd. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN​

Works force speed

restrictions on Birchs Rd

• By Devon Bolger

ROADWORKS ON Birchs Rd

will finish in about three weeks.

The work started last week.

District council transportation

asset delivery manager Mark

Chamberlain said the work is a

combination of area-wide pavement

treatment, pre-seal repairs

and reseal on each side of the

road.

“There will be a lower speed

limit in place during the

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Malvern Community Board goes

mobile for local sessions

The Malvern Community Board is hitting the road to hold monthly

catch-ups with people around the ward.

The informal clinics will be held on the second Monday of each

month in different locations around the ward, allowing people to

catch up and discuss issues with the Board. Some Council staff will

also be present to talk with people and answer questions.

Board Chair John Morten says the aim is to create a relaxed space

where the Board is accessible for people to discuss issues. “It’s to

make it easy for people to do business with Council. Come and join

us for a cup of tea and a biscuit and a chat—highlight issues and

ask questions.”

The first clinic will be held on Monday 9 March, from 3–6pm at the

Glentunnel Community Centre.

Selwyn Health Hub

construction to begin

Construction on the Selwyn Health Hub will begin early this month, after the Canterbury District

Health Board and Pacific Radiology signed up to leases for the site.

The integrated health and social services hub on Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston has been part

of the Council’s plans since 2017, to improve access to health services for Selwyn’s rapidlygrowing

population.

It will comprise a primary birthing unit, District Health Board community health services, General

Practice, pharmacy and other health and social services. Pacific Radiology services will include

MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-rays.

Mayor Sam Broughton says he is delighted to see the project getting under way.

“This is another example of Selwyn looking well ahead and investing strategically to ensure the

district continues to grow and prosper. During consultation our community strongly endorsed the

idea of having a wider range of health providers located in the district, reducing the need for the

people of Selwyn to travel out of the district for care.

“It will be part of the mix of amenities and facilities that make the district such an attractive place

to buy a home and bring up a family.”

Naylor Love has been appointed as the lead contractor to build the hub next to the St John

Ambulance base.

Budget for the construction is $14.7 million, funded as a commercial investment. The building is

expected to open for the first patients in mid-2021.

Dr Jeremy Sharr, Pacific Radiology Managing Radiologist for the Canterbury region, says the

project is an excellent example of the Council working with its community to best meet their

health care needs.

“Our primary focus is to deliver world-class radiology and it’s fantastic to work with a council

committed to increasing health services. We look forward to bringing our full range of services to

the Selwyn community from the new Selwyn health hub next year.”

Be ready for the Alpine Fault quake

There is a 50% chance of a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault in the next 50 years, but a few simple

steps is all it takes to be prepared.

A presentation about an Alpine Fault earthquake will be held at Lincoln Event Centre on Wednesday 11

March, 7.30–9pm, hosted by the Council Civil Defence team.

While the prospect seems scary, preparing now will make a big difference later, Council Community

Resilience Coordinator Sue Jenkins says.

“What you do now will make your life more comfortable and easier. A few simple steps is all you need to

take, but it will make all the difference.”

The meeting will feature a video presentation from the University of Canterbury Professor Tom Wilson

on the risks of the fault rupturing and what is likely to happen when it does, followed by a presentation

from the Civil Defence team with simple, practical tips on how you can be better prepared.

University of the third age begins

in Malvern

Over 73 people attended the inaugural University of the Third Age

(U3A) Malvern meeting in Darfield.

U3A is for people who are retired, semi-retired or nearing retirement

and want to be part of a learning community.

The group heard from keynote speaker, Phillip Bagshaw, a general

surgeon who was a key instigator in the creation of the Charity

Hospital, Christchurch, who gave an entertaining and eye opening

presentation on the Charity Hospital and the health system.

Members of the Malvern U3A steering committee say they were

thrilled by the range of people who attended and the opportunity to

meet people in the district they had not met before.

U3A was promoted as part of the Council’s SWELL expo in October

last year, followed by a meeting to establish interest and appoint a

steering committee in December. The Council will be running the

SWELL expo again in October this year.

U3A Malvern meets monthly and has a keynote speaker – each

speaker providing a fascinating story. The next U3A meeting will

be held on Friday 20 March. For more information on U3A Malvern,

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like to arrange to have your rates emailed instead of posted,

please contact our Customer Services Team on 0800 Selwyn

to discuss, or email us at contactus@selwyn.govt.nz.

If you have recently moved into a new dwelling in Selwyn,

please phone or email us to update your new address and

contact details. Find out about payment options including

EasyPay and online payments at selwyn.govt.nz/rates.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

EDGE CONNECTOR OUT

AND ABOUT

Look out for Selwyn Libraries’

Edge Connector Vehicle around

the district over the next month.

Browse a selection of items

available to borrow, download

our new app and see the full

range of eResources you can

subscribe to. The vehicle can

be kitted out with different

resources at different locations,

such as our new technology

kits, a 3D printer and sewing

machines.

· Fri 6 Mar, 9.30–11.30am,

Rakaia Huts Community

Room, 1.30–3pm Southbridge

Community Hall

· Mon 9 Mar, 10am–12pm,

Glenroy Community Hall

· Tue 10 Mar, 1–3pm,

Windwhistle School

· Thu 12 Mar, 10am–12pm

Hororata Fire Station

· Wed 18 Mar, 10am–12pm,

Dunsandel Community Rooms

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting

at least five days before the

meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 4 Mar 9.30am

Rolleston Council offices

District Plan Committee

Active Autumn

Active Autumn, the Council’s annual active

transport initiative, will be kicking off for its third

year in Term 2. For the month of May, children

will be encouraged to get active by walking or

wheeling their way to school with the opportunity

to win some great prizes. In 2019 there were

over 3,500 children across Selwyn involved and

this year is shaping up to be even bigger.

Active transport has many benefits for the

school community from reducing congestion

at the school gate to developing road safety

awareness. Contact roadsafety@selwyn.govt.nz

to get your school involved.

ON THE

ROADS

and 1.30–3.30pm, The Hub,

Burnham

· Sat 21 Mar, 10am–12pm, West

Melton Shopping Centre

· Wed 25 Mar, 10am–12pm,

Kirwee Bowling Club and 1–3pm,

Greendale Community Hall

· Thu 26 Mar, 10–11.30am,

Whitecliffs Domain (weather

permitting) and 12.30–3pm,

Glentunnel Community Centre

FLUSH YOUR TAPS

Some plumbing fittings have

the potential to allow minute

traces of metals to accumulate

in water standing in the fittings

for several hours. Although the

health risk is small, the Ministry

of Health recommends that you

flush a mugful of water from

your drinking-water tap each

morning before use to remove

any metals that may have

dissolved from the plumbing

fittings. We are recommending

this simple precaution for all

households, including those

Wed 4 Mar 1pm

Rolleston Council offices

Council

Wed 11 Mar 1pm

Rolleston Council offices

District Plan Committee

Wed 18 Mar 9.30am

Rolleston Council offices

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Castle Hill Community

Association – AGM

Sun 8 Mar 10am

Castle Hill Village Hall

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 16 Mar 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Hall

Kirwee Community Committee

Mon 16 Mar 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

On the roads this week

on public and private water

supplies. This notice is issued

on behalf of the Director-General

of Health, Ministry of Health.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Rolleston Rugby Football Club

has applied for a club licence.

Objections are open until 16

March. Lincoln University has

applied for the renewal of an

on licence. Objections are

open until 19 March. For more

information visit selwyn.govt.nz/

alcoholnotices.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

Entries are open for any artist or

aspiring artists in the district to

exhibit for the Arts Heart Selwyn

Central Arts Council annual

arts exhibition on 3–5 April.

Ridiculously low commission.

Entries close mid-March. Email

secretaryartsheart@gmail.com

for an entry form or for more

information call Rails on 027

717 1021.

Management Committee

Mon 9 Mar 7.30pm

Sports Pavilion, Kirwee

Recreation Reserve

Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 9 Mar 7pm, Fitzgerald

Room, Lincoln Event Centre

Sheffield-Waddington Reserve

Board Committee

Wed 4 Mar 7.30pm

Sheffield Domain Pavilion

Tawera Memorial Hall

Committee

Wed 4 Mar 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Weedons Residents’

Association

Tue 10 Mar 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Whitecliffs Township & Domain

Committee

Mon 2 Mar 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Tennyson Street is closed from 43 Tennyson Street to the Rolleston Police Station

due to the Rolleston Town Centre infrastructure upgrade. Lowes Road is one way

both sides of the Tennyson Street intersection, open to traffic travelling away from

the intersection, due to the intersection upgrade. Traffic management will also be in

place on Tennyson Street from Bronte Way to just south of the intersection. Speed

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

to maintenance work on the water system.

Seal repairs and resurfacing are taking place on Wards Road and Birchs Road, Old West Coast Road,

Cullens Road and Clintons Road. Traffic management will be in place for these works. Footpath

construction is taking place in Rolleston on Chaucer Street and Lowes Road. These footpaths will be

closed during construction.

NZTA has advised that Hoskyns Road is left in and left out only at State Highway 1. The Weedons

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

State Highway 1.

Selwyn Events

FRIDAY

6

MARCH

FRIDAY

6

MARCH

SAT 7–

SUN 8

MARCH

SUNDAY

8

MARCH

WEDNESDAY

11

MARCH

FRIDAY

13

MARCH

Picnic in the Park

Dunsandel

Dunsandel Domain and

Community Centre, 5–8pm

There’s an extra special feature for

Picnic in the Park, Dunsandel, with

an indoor movie screening of 101

Dalmatians starting at 6pm. Enjoy an

evening at the park with the family,

with live music a free sausage sizzle,

Pedalmania, face painting and of

course the movie.

Lake Crichton Series

Lake Crichton, 6.30pm

A family-friendly running event to

round out the working week. Enter

individually, or in a team, with options

for short and long courses available.

For more details see the Lake

Crichton Series Facebook page.

Historical Society

Celebrations at Doyleston

Osborne Park 10am–3pm

Doyleston is celebrating being “More

than 150 Years Old” with vintage

machinery (static and working),

historical photograph display, food

and craft stalls, a historical film

evening (7pm Saturday), and other

items and events. Contact Shona 03

324 3960 for more details.

Rolleston Basketball Jam

Faringdon Playground, 1–3pm

Jump into a 3X3 basketball game. No

registration required, come along with a

team, join a team, or just watch the fun.

Pack a picnic and make the most of the

afternoon, with other games provided

music and prizes. All ages welcome.

Prebbleton Summer Skate

Jam and Picnic in the Park

Prebbleton Community Park,

5–7pm

Come down and enjoy the latest

picnic in the park and make the most

of the summer skate jams. Enjoy an

evening at the park with the family,

with a free sausage sizzle, live music,

free skate gear hire and coaching from

Cheapskates Skate Skool.

Darfield Drive-in Movie:

The Karate Kid (1984)

Darfield Domain, 7–9pm

Park up, tune into the special frequency

on your car radio and head back in time

to relive the 1980s cult classic.

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

0800 SELWYN

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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Sam

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Selwyn Mayor

District roading plans

Mayor Sam Broughton

writes about the

planned roading

improvements in the

district

The district council

maintains 2600km of

roading network across

Selwyn – including sealed

and unsealed roads,

footpaths, bridges and

cycleways.

We maintain and improve

these assets to help

ensure that travel around

the district is safe and efficient.

General rates are used

to fund this activity, along

with subsidies from the

New Zealand Transport

Agency who often contribute

51 per cent to agreed

projects.

Projects on state highways

are 100 per cent

controlled and funded by

NZTA.

A key part of our role is

ensuring that the network

is fit for purpose and

functions well with all the

growth we continue to

experience.

This includes thorough

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects

and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species

found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public

awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us.

Check out the full list of invertebrates found at www.inaturalist.org/

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

Many weevils are pests

WEEVILS ARE a very

big family of beetles

called Curculionidae

characterised by a long

snout with their mouth on

the end.

Worldwide there are over

83,000 recognised species

of weevils, while in New

Zealand there are more

than 1500. Species in this

family can range from

just a few millimetres long

to the massive, recordbreaking

90mm long

giraffe weevil.

Many of the exotic

species of weevils are pests,

including the clover root

weevil (Sitona lepidus)

found in my backyard.

This species first arrived

in the North Island around

1996 and then in the South

Island 10 years later.

Adults are are brown

and 6mm in length while

larvae are 3mm long and

have a creamy coloured

body with a brown head.

modeling of how particular

parts of the network

will handle various traffic

patterns. This is followed

up with negotiations with

NZTA to sort priority and

funding assistance.

The recent announcements

from NZTA

reinforce the good work

that our council has placed

into the preparation and

advocacy. The whole

of Canterbury received

$159 million in funding

and Selwyn’s share is 37

per cent.

The community in West

Melton has been very

active in pursuing an upgrade

for the intersection

of SH73 and Weedons Ross

Rd.

This is a busy and dangerous

intersection.

The funded lights will

allow walkers, cyclists

and vehicles to cross

SH73, making daily

activities such as traveling

to school and going to

work much safer.

The overbridge in Rolleston

to connect Hoskyns

Rd to Rolleston Drive has

PEST: Weevils can wreak havoc on agriculture

Both adults and larvae

feed on clover species –

the former on leaves and

the latter on roots and

nitrogen-fixing nodules.

As many as 1500 weevil

larvae per square metre

have been recorded in the

soils beneath pastures. In

pastures where this pest

is present, it can cause

been on our books for

many years waiting for

NZTA co-funding.

Their decision to step

up with funding means

that access for freight and

workers to and from Izone,

Iport and the growing

industrial park will be

more fluid. It will provide

safe crossing of the railway

line and SH1 for public

transport, walkers, cyclists

and vehicles.

This bridge provides

more efficient access to

Rolleston from the west of

our district for those accessing

supermarkets, the

aquatic centre, and other

areas of the town.

The stretch of SH1 from

Rolleston to Burnham is

the most dangerous section

of road in the district.

The upgrades to key

intersections along this

road are very welcome and

I know the users of these

busy roads cannot wait

for improvements to take

place.

If you haven’t caught up

with the news you can find

more at www.nzta.govt.nz

significant damage to

clover plants and up to

50-100% reductions in

nitrogen-fixation by clover.

In 2006 New Zealand,

entomologists released

a parasitic wasp

(Microctonus aethiopoides)

which attacks the weevil

and helps to reduce pest

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Rolleston roading projects update

Tennyson Street – temporary closure

Tennyson Street closed

from next week

From Monday 2 March Tennyson

Street will be closed to traffic (in both

directions) from Moore Street to the

Police station, and will remain closed

until late June. This change to the

original timetable means that we will

be able to complete the infrastructure

works for the Rolleston Town Centre

much sooner than initially scheduled.

· A detour will be in place using

Byron Street, Brookside Road and

Rolleston Drive

· The 820 bus stops will be moved to a

temporary location on Rolleston Drive

(see map).

· Tennyson Street remains open

to pedestrians.

The project also includes temporarily

extending Markham Way through to

Norman Kirk Drive. This will allow for

access to businesses and residences on

Tennyson Street.

Thanks for your patience while we carry

Plan #

out these major works in preparation

for the new Rolleston Town Diagram Centre.

#5

We acknowledge this work will cause

disruption, but speeding up the

programme means the restricted access

will be in place for a much shorter time.

Closed to all traffic

Closed bus stop

Version #:

Open bus stop

THIS DRAWING IS NOT TO SCALE

1

Date:

Nov 2019

Road:

Road:

Suggested traffic detour

Operation:

Tennyson St, Rolleston 820 WestboundPermanent static

820 Eastbound

Craig Daniels STMS L2/3 NP #76230 exp: 09/11/2021

Indicative artist’s impression of Rolleston Town Centre.

Indicative artist’s impression of Te Ara Ātea and Tennyson Street.

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March 2020

Roading upgrades in progress – plan ahead

www.invarion.com

Rolleston is undergoing some significant roading upgrades to support the town’s continuing growth and provide

connections to the southern motorway extension. While these roading upgrades are being completed we are

encouraging people to plan their journey through Rolleston.

We are encouraging people to access State Highway 1 using Rolleston Drive and the Weedons Road State

Highway 1 Interchange.

For all access to the town centre, we are encouraging people to use Rolleston Drive, Brookside Road and

Masefield Drive.

Thank you for your patience while we make these upgrades.

Weedons Road State

Highway 1 Interchange

Road closed

Suggested routes

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Michelle Jones

Developing Rolleston and making it

Michelle Jones is the

new chairwoman of the

Rolleston Residents

Association. The mother

of four speaks to reporter

Devon Bolger about her

aims for the group and love

for the township

Why did you want to get

involved in the residents

association?

I stood for the district council

last year in the Selwyn Central

Ward and during that time I

went along to the candidates

evening event and was told the

association was struggling to

find a chairperson. After being

pipped at the post during the

election I was approached by

the old chairwoman, Leonie

MacLachlan, who asked if I

would be interested in taking

the position. I thought well yes,

I could do that. Over the last few

years the group has struggled

with membership so it needed

someone to take the reins and

hopefully grow the organisation

and in the meantime do some

really cool things for Rolleston.

I thought well I may not have

got onto the district council

but I love living here and I love

making places better so I’ll give

it a go.

INVOLVED: Michelle Jones wants to do some cool things for Rolleston. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

How have you found being a

part of the association so far?

I have learned a lot. It’s great,

but it is a huge learning curve.

It is very interesting to find out

what goes on under the surface

that you don’t know about.

What are you currently

working on in the association?

We have just gone through

a bit of a restructure with the

fireworks event. They have

become their own organisation

now so we have to regenerate

ourselves and bring in some new

initiatives. Previously, we have

put footpaths down in Ambrose

Estate near Tennyson St and flag

tracks along some of the main

roads. We will be extending

that project in the next couple

of months and getting some

seasonal flags up. We really want

to do some of the things that

aren’t being done by anyone else

and so we are just going through

and sorting out what those

events or what those things will

be. We are going to be taking

a lot more of an advocacy role

when it comes to submitting

on proposed legislation to the

district council. A lot of residents

find it either intimidating or

just don’t know about it so this

year we will be doing a lot more

submitting on bylaws and things

like that. I am also hoping to

organise a world record attempt

next year. The details aren’t

confirmed and you’ll laugh but

when the new indoor courts at

Foster Park are open we’d like

to do a world record attempt.

We want to invite some local

rest homes to join us and then

have a team of 12 make the most

cups of tea they can in an hour

to celebrate the opening of the

new facilities because, of course,

it will be big enough for a large

number of people. We want to

get some mugs printed up for it

that say it’s ‘a record-breaking

cup of tea.’

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a better place to live

Why do you think people

should get involved in

community groups?

For me personally, it’s

about developing the town

you live in. It’s about making

it a better place because you

can’t always just rely on other

people to do it. We need

people who are enthusiastic

and keen and love living here

to put their hand up and say

yeah I would like to join in. The

Rolleston Residents Association

meets on the last Monday of

the month at the Rolleston

Community Centre and we

would love new members so

anyone who is keen should

come along.

How long have you lived in

Rolleston for?

It’s a bit complicated. I first

moved here when I was 17 but

we have moved away and come

back a couple of times. This

time we have been in Rolleston

about eight years. We just can’t

get away from it. It provides

everything that we need for our

kids and for our family but it

doesn’t have the business of the

city, we love it.

What do you do as a day

job?

I run a small catering

company and we are based at

Rolleston College running the

canteen there.

Do you have any hobbies

you enjoy?

Well I’m a mum of four

children, does that count as a

hobby? I also have, according

to my husband, too many pets.

I love animals. I would love

to get a pony again but at the

moment I have chickens, cats, a

dog, a guinea pig and some fish

so it’s a real menagerie here.

My current goal at the moment

is to get fit to do the City2Surf

next month. I thought it was

about time I do something for

me.

Could you tell me a bit

about your family?

I have three girls and a

boy, and their ages range

from just started primary

school to year 11 in high

school. I have a very supportive

husband who puts up with

me joining every committee

available. We celebrated our

10-year anniversary earlier this

year.

How have you found all of

the growth in Rolleston?

Actually, I like it. I like

meeting new people. We have

got some beautiful facilities

out here. There are so many

things for the kids to do, we

never go to Christchurch

anymore unless we need to

go into K-Mart. But when my

parents first bought a section

I remember standing in a

paddock and they said there

will be 2000 houses here and

I remember thinking, no way.

I just look at Rolleston and

think it’s such a cool place to

be it’s becoming so vibrant and

so rich and there are so many

different kinds of cultures out

here. It is really awesome. I

sound a bit like a tourism board

now.

Which of the planned

projects are you most excited

about?

Can I choose all of them? I

like to swim, I like to read,

my kids like to play sports.

I have a daughter who has

asthma so we often have to

go into town for after hours

medical care so the health

hub is going to be amazing

for us. There are just so many

cool and exciting things going

on I can’t pick one. Actually,

I can, probably the Selwyn

Aquatic Centre extension

because I love to swim. We

would like to include some

more teen events, we haven’t

quite worked out all the details

on that yet.

MORE THAN half of

Environment Canterbury’s new

low-emission and electric buses

will be built in Rolleston.

The new bus contract procurement

process was completed this

week with all operator contracts

signed.

The contracts will reduce public

transport CO2 emissions by 14 per

cent within their first year with

the introduction of 25 new electric

buses and 39 low emission Euro 6

buses.

The procurement process has resulted

in the award of 80 per cent

of the Greater Christchurch urban

bus market to Go Bus.

Red Bus retain 20 per cent of

the urban market and Ritchies

Transport will operate the school

services contracts.

ECan deputy chair Peter Scott

said: “The introduction of the new

vehicles will be staggered over the

first 12 months. Over half of the

LOCAL: ECan has

announced more

than half of its 25

new electric buses

and 39 new low

emission Euro

6 buses will be

manufactured in

Rolleston.

Eco-friendly buses on the way

new vehicles will be manufactured

locally in Rolleston. The total

package (excluding the ferry

service) is worth $61.5 million,”

he said.

The new contracts retain a

portion of the existing fleet and

enable their gradual replacement

with the low emission and zero

emission buses.

Also included is an option for

ECan to enable a faster transition

to a larger number of low emission

vehicles, if the community

supports it through the upcoming

Long-Term Plan 2021-2031 consultation.

Mr Scott said that the benefits

to Canterbury’s economy are

significant.

“As well as local vehicle

production, the contracts support

local employment and have bus

driver employment contracts

set above the living wage,” he

said.

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All good things come to an end

YOU KNOW what they say

about good things and what they

inevitably do?

Well, this week brings big

changes in our house. One being

the end of my time as a stay-athome-dad

and returning to the

workforce.

The other, sadly, being the end

of this column.

It’s been amazing having an opportunity

to share thoughts and

stories like this. It’s also been a

real treat to have people recognise

us (mostly Vittoria) when we’re

out and about. If you’ve been one

of those people, thank you, you

made my day every time.

But over and above it all, the

last 16 months have been something

beyond description in

terms of the privilege of spending

so much time with my daughter.

I was nervous about how I’d

cope going into it, but over time

I’ve developed my parenting skills

so much that I’d be confident to

care for her on my own anywhere

and for, pretty much, any length

of time.

I’ve witnessed my little girl

grow from cute, mumbling bug

to a sassy little speed demon who

loves music, singing and a select

series of bedtime stories. I’ve had

a front row seat to help her grow

into her own little person.

VITTORIA

& Matt

THEN AND NOW: Vittoria at the beginning of the stay-at-home

dad experience, and 16 months later.

There’s definitely been hard

times. Any parent could tell you

that it can be easy to feel cut off

from the ‘adult world’. Being a

full-time, stay home, parent it can

be hard to escape that without

the ‘adult world’ involving only

other parents. Probably with kids

in tow.

Not that that can’t be a great

time, because it definitely can be,

but you definitely find yourself

appreciating any non-kid focussed

events more than before.

•Former Star Media journalist

Matt Salmons has spent 16

months as a stay-at-home

dad. We have followed his

journey weekly but he is

now heading back to the

workforce

Another difficulty I found was

a kind of guilty feeling from not

financially contributing substantially

to the household income.

I’m not talking about feeling

FAMILY: Laura, Vittoria and Matt.

pressure to be a provider of cash,

that had only lasted a couple

weeks. It’s more feeling guilty

about spending on yourself because

it’s ‘not your money’.

It took a lot of Laura reassuring

me that I didn’t need to feel guilty

before I got myself my first stayat-home-parent

takeaway coffee.

Still, I wouldn’t change anything

about the experience. It is one of

the best things I’ve ever done.

Now I’ll have to get used to

the working world all over again,

including having to be out of my

PJs before 6am.

I’ll also have to get used to the

idea of walking out of the house

most days and leaving my little

girl behind, www.invarion.com

which is hard to even

think about. So as exciting as

these changes are, it’s sad to leave

the life of the last year behind.

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you, dear reader, for all the time

you’ve spent with us over this

time. It’s been an honour sharing

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​Hawke Cup in Canty Country’s hands

SPORT

• By Gordon Findlater

GREENDALE all-rounder

Henry Shipley isn’t too bothered

about coming up just one short

of what would have been a

memorable 10-wicket haul in

Canterbury Country’s Hawke

Cup triumph.

On Sunday, Country lifted the

biggest prize in minor districts

cricket by defeating Hamilton

by five wickets at Galloway Park.

The 23-year-old finished with

figures of 6/27 and 3/54. He also

combined with Shannon Stewart

for a crucial 129 fifth-wicket

stand during Country’s first

innings.

Shipley also had the honour

of bringing up the winning

runs with a boundary. From

there it was a case of doing the

formalities before and hour of

celebrations in the sheds. The

euphoria of winning the cup

then continued as the team

jumped on a bus to Auckland

to catch a late flight home to

Christchurch.

“We were definitely riding a

high. We probably made a bit of

noise and upset a few people on

the flight,” said Shipley.

“Quite a few of us went back

to one of the boys’ flats and we

filled the cup up a couple of

THRILLS AND SPILLS: Canterbury Country celebrates winning the Hawke Cup

after their five-wicket win over Hamilton.

times, but there was nothing

too organised. Maybe later in

the week I think there might be

something that we try and get a

few sponsors and the old country

players down to celebrate and

enjoy the cup.”

Country’s challenge got off

to the perfect start on day one.

Canterbury won the toss and

elected to bowl. The decision

paid dividends. By lunch they

had steamrolled Hamilton for

just 98 runs in 28.2 overs.

“It just swung around. We got

a good ball and good conditions,

that first hour it really moved

around for us. It was probably

the toss of the coin in many ways

you could say which won us the

game,” said Shipley.

Canterbury first-class paceman

Shipley was the star of the show,

snaffling 6-27 as the Hamilton

order fell apart, including a

double-wicket maiden for

Shipley in just his second over of

the day.

Country’s first at-bat got off

to shaky start with the loss of

under-19 international Rhys

Mariu for a third ball duck.

Hamilton’s total of 98 then began

to look a challenge when country

were battling at 34/4 in the 18th

over.

However, former Canterbury

stalwart Shanan Stewart came to

the rescue with a crucial knock

of 113. He and Shipley (47)

ALLROUNDER: Canterbury paceman Henry

Shipley took nine wickets during Country’s

successful Hawke Cup Challenge.

combined for a fifth-wicket stand

of 129 which helped Country to a

total of 240 and an imposing 142

run lead.

Hamilton’s second innings

started substantially better than

their first and at 172/3 midway

through the final session on day

two they looked a good chance

at mounting a substantial total.

But, Shipley and Tim Gruijters

struck with two wickets each

before the end of play to have the

holders teetering at 187/7 and

leading by just 45 going into the

third and final day.

Early on day three, the

Hamilton tail put on a further

56 runs to set Country 101 runs

for victory. The run chase never

looked in doubt with Leeston-

Southbridge opener Rupert

Young anchoring the chase

with a knock of 50 from 134

deliveries. Shipley bought up

the win in style with a four off

the final delivery of the 51st

over.

“It never felt like we were

comfortable. Hamilton pushed

us the whole way and they had a

couple of pretty good first-class

spinners. On a day three track

it was always going to be pretty

tough,” said Shipley.

Country will now turn their

attention to the final Hawke Cup

challenge of the season. They will

host Otago Country in a threeday

match starting March 13.

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Tai Tapu could still make semi

THE LAST semi-final spot in

the Ellesmere interclub tennis

competition will be decided in

the final round.

Going into Saturday’s final

round-robin Tai Tapu still have

a chance of sneaking into the

fourth and final semi-final

spot.

A 10-6 win over last placed

Fernside at the weekend means

they are now just six points behind

fourth-placed Prebbleton-

Lincoln.

West Melton are all but

assured themselves of the

top qualifying spot with a

commanding 16-0 win over

Prebbleton-Lincoln. The competition

leaders showed their

class and looked untroubled

in all but a handful of matches

during the tie.

Meanwhile, second

placed Kirwee-Springston

defeated third placed Rolleston-

Killinchy 10-6 to all but assure

themselves of a home semi-final

later this month. Kirwee-

Springston led the tie 5-3

after the eight singles

matches.

They then all but put the tie

to bed with wins in both the

men’s doubles matches.

This Saturday’s final round

will see Rolleston-Killinchy

play Prebbleton-Lincoln at

Rolleston. West Melton play

Fernside at West Melton, and

Kirwee-Springston play Tai

Tapu at Kirwee.

DOMINANT:

West Melton

men’s No.3

Blake Cullen

continued his

unbeaten run

in interclub

singles this

season with a

9-3 win over

Prebbleton-

Lincoln’s Geoff

Boorer. ​

Clearview School pupil Cherry Zhu has won the Gymsports

in Canterbury trophy for junior rhythmic gymnastics. Cherry

took home the award because of her achievements at last

year’s rhythmic gymnastics national competition. The 10-yearold

won seven gold medals in total, first place in freehand,

ball, rope, and overall in the level 4 grade. ​

ON THE CUSP: Four Selwyn footballers Reece Ager, (left), Isaac

Topham, Callum Murdoch and Oli Cosgrove could be part of a

national age-group tour to the United Kingdom in 2021.

Footballer shoots

for national honour

ROLLESTON College footballer

Reece Ager hopes to earn a

national opportunity later this

year.

The 14-year-old who moved

from England when he was 10, is

now one step away from making

the New Zealand under-15 team

for a tour of the United Kingdom

in January 2021.

Reece represented Canterbury

last year and hopes to take the

next step in his development with

this tour,

He is one of four Selwyn

Stallions players are in the mix

for a berth in the under-15

or under-19 teams with Isaac

Topham, Callum Murdoch and

Oli Cosgrove also a chance of

making the trip.

He has made the 23-strong

squad which will be cut to 18 plus

two non-travelling reserves in

October after a final trial ahead

of the trip.

He said he initially did not get

an email about the trial and only

heard about it from friends at

another school.

He then had the first trial late

last year in Christchurch and

then another one in late January

in Palmerston North

“About 30 of us got picked for

the second trail which was two

full days of games and trainings,”

he said.

“Once the team has been narrowed

down we travel to the UK

for an 18-day tour to play against

other national secondary schools

and academies of England, Ireland,

Scotland and Wales.”

Reece said he is excited at the

prospect of the final trial and is

eager to make the team and enjoy

the opportunity.

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Basketball is one of the fastestgrowing

sports in New Zealand

and has become an increasingly

popular sporting option in Selwyn

over the last couple of years.

The Selwyn Hawks Basketball

Club has embarked on a steep

learning curve since it was formed

in 2018 to meet the training and

development needs of a growing

number of Selwyn-based players.

To enter the 2018 Canterbury

Basketball Association’s winter

club competition local players had

to start a club. A group of parents

and volunteers came together,

forming the first committee of the

Selwyn Hawks with the help of the

Canterbury Basketball Association.

They entered four teams that year.

In 2019 the Selwyn Hawks

took over the complete running

of the club from the Canterbury

Basketball Association, taking on

the responsibility for running the

Miniball programme in Lincoln

and Rolleston for Years 3 and 4

during Terms 1 and 4, the HOOPS

after-school academies in three

locations in the Selwyn district, as

well as the Selwyn Primary Schools’

competitions in Terms 2 and 3.

They were also able to enter

nine teams into the Canterbury

Basketball Association’s winter club

competition in 2019, including the

first girls’ team in the U15 division.

As they head towards the winter

season, the Selwyn Hawks are

looking for players, coaches and

referees. Trials for boys Under 15,

Under 17 and Under 20 teams start

from mid-March.

In addition to recruiting new

players and team members, the

club is looking to train up new

coaches and referees.

“Basketball is a relatively new

sport for most people in New

Zealand, and there is a real need

for people to be upskilled. We’re

looking for people who want to

be involved – whether as a court

controller, referee, or to coach club

teams on a Saturday or Sunday.

“We’re focused on offering

training opportunities and

looking for people who want to be

involved in an exciting new, and

growing, sport,” says Club Captain

Liz Righton.

If you’d like to get involved as a

player, or help out in any capacity

from coach or manager to referee

or administrator, contact admin@

selwynhawks.co.nz or visit www.

sporty.co.nz/selwynbasketball for

more information.

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for farmers. Planning ahead for how to

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DairyNZ is asking farmers to plan for

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“Heat stress has a real impact on cows

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milk production, but farmers can take steps

to manage this,” says Thorrold.

When temperatures are over 21C and

humidity is over 70%, Friesians and

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To help keep cows comfortable in warm

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to water troughs are high. Lactating cows

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• provide shade. Many farmers also use

sprinklers and fans in dairy sheds to cool

cows

• avoid giving high fibre feed to cows

during the daytime, as it increases heat

load

• change milking times to avoid the heat of

the day. Moving to once-a-day milking

or three milkings over two days is worth

considering as an option.

“Farming through dry conditions does

create uncertainty which can be stressful

for everyone on a farm,” says Dr Thorrold.

“Take care of yourself and your team by

planning for everyone to have regular time

off to help you farm through a difficult

time.”

Additionally, as part of forward planning

it is helpful for farmers to assess body

condition scores and decide in advance

which stock will be dried off if weather

conditions remain dry.

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Plant bulbs now for blooms in spring

AS WE head into autumn, we can

reflect upon an extremely difficult

summer in the garden.

Right throughout New Zealand,

there have been incredible

variations of temperatures,

rainfall, wind velocity and cloud

coverage.

A very trying summer for

all, now is the time for final

harvesting of summer fruit and

vegetables and the planting of

your winter vegetable garden.

Hopefully, early autumn rain

will bring relief to the droughtstricken

parts of New Zealand.

Vegetables to be harvested in

March include beans, beetroot,

cabbage, carrots, celery, corn,

cucumbers, eggplants, jerusalem

artichokes, lettuce, melons,

onions, potatoes, pumpkins,

radish, silverbeet, tomatoes and

yams.

You may wish to save seed for

next summer’s garden. Simply

clean and dry the seed, then store

them in a dry part of your garden

shed.

Don’t forget to clearly label

them.

Prepare areas for your winter

vegetable garden by thorough

digging, adding compost and

ensuring there is adequate

drainage.

Winter veges you can plant

up now (either seed or young

seedlings).

This includes beetroot,

broccoli, brussels sprouts,

cabbage, cauliflower, carrots,

lettuce, onions, radish, silverbeet,

spinach, swedes and turnip.

Always try and stagger

your plantings to encourage

continuous harvesting

throughout the season, rather

than having all the vegetables

mature at the same time.

Summer flowering annuals are

nearing the end of their flowering

season. Time to remove old plants

and prepare the areas for your

winter displays. Winter flowering

annuals to plant now include

alyssum, calendulas, cineraria,

cornflower, lobelia, nemesia,

pansy, primulas, snapdragons,

stock and wallflowers.

Winter flowering annuals are

an excellent means of brightening

up dull parts of the garden, either

planted in containers or especially

in rose gardens where planted

roses appear very bare.

For example, a mass planting

of primula malacoides looks

amazing in the winter garden.

We are nearing the end of bulb

planting season in the colder

HARDY: If you

want to see

spring colour

get bulbs in the

ground during

autumn.

parts of New Zealand.

As with all plants, thorough

preparation of the soil prior to

planting the bulbs will produce a

better display in spring.

Bulbs to plant in March include

anemone, daffodil, hyacinth, ixia,

lachenalia, freesia, ranunculus,

sparaxis, tritonia, tulip and watsonias.

The last of the peaches, golden

queen, matures in March. Numerous

apple and pear varieties

are now ripening and eating

grapes are now at their sweetest.

Cover with netting if birds are a

problem.

Peach and nectarine trees that

have cropped can now be pruned

removing old wood and retaining

enough new seasons growth for

next season’s fruit. It’s always a

good idea to maintain tree height

at two to three metres to allow

for easier picking and for netting

if birds become a problem next

season.

When autumn rains arrive, the

renovation of existing lawns or

the laying of new lawns can begin.

When preparing your site for a

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Take the time to revitalise your lawns

AUTUMN CREATES favourable

conditions to renovate and repair

damaged lawns.

Summer has a habit of leaving

its mark on the garden; it’s often

first spotted by patches that

develop into a brown, dry looking

lawn.

Autumn brings welcome

rain in addition to cooler air and

soil temperatures which

are conducive to healthier

looking lawns. Lawns have many

recreational and health benefits.

They provide a place to

exercise, an area for children

to play or a space to entertain

and relax. Financially, a well

maintained lawn has proved to

add value to properties.

The environmental benefits

of having a lawn are often

overlooked. The grass in your

lawn helps stabilise the soil

(preventing erosion) and keeps

the soil healthy due to the

microbial activity (worms and all

the good guys that work under

the soil).

Autumn tips for lawns:

•Repair bare or damaged

areas

Bare patches in lawns can

be created in high traffic areas,

from pets, garden equipment or

furniture or caused by long dry

periods; these problems can be

easily fixed. It is best to start by

spraying any moss or weeds in the

area and raking out.

Create a nutrient rich and

stable foundation. Rather than

buying a large bag of lawn seed

look for seed which is specifically

designed to repair damaged

and bare patches of lawn and

produces even grass growth.

•Spray for weeds and

prickles

Use a selective lawn weed

spray to control broadleaf weeds

LUSH: Use fertiliser to

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colour.

and prickles in one application.

Apply in autumn and spring

when weeds are actively growing

and before they become well

established. If moss becomes

a problem manage with moss

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Lawn fertiliser is a blend

of nutrients formulated to

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Summer Skate Jam and Picnic

in the Park

West Melton on Wednesday

(today), 5-7pm

Go along to the combined

events. Free skate gear hire,

prizes, music and coaching from

Cheapskates Skate Skool. Borrow

a skateboard or skates and team

up with one of the Cheapskates

instructors. There will be a fun

competition with two divisions,

enter on the day. Similar events

are planned throughout the

district. Take a picnic and enjoy

the activities for all ages and spot

prizes up for grabs.

West Melton Reserve

Chalk ‘n Cheese

Rolleston on Saturday, 10am-

12.30pm

Go along and learn how to

create a landscape using pastel

chalks with local artist Mike

Glover. He has been exhibiting

his work and tutoring for over

20 years. All materials provided.

$25 per person, bookings essential,

phone the Rolleston Community

Centre on 03 347 2882.

Rolleston Community Centre

Virtual Reality Drop-In

Sessions

Rolleston on Monday, 3.30-

5.30pm, Leeston on Wednesday,

2-4pm, Darfield and Lincoln on

Email devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Thursday, 3.30-5.30

The libraries have some awesome

new tech to check out.

Kayak with the penguins in Antarctica,

fly to the international

space station and experience

zero-gravity, complete our Beat

Saber challenge, or even tour

Anne Frank’s house. Don’t miss

these sessions to test out the new

VR headsets. Suitable for ages 13

and over.

Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield

and Lincoln libraries

‘Figuratively Speaking’

exhibition

Darfield on Tuesday-Sunday,

10am-4pm

Head along to check out Te

Huanui art gallery’s new exhibition.

Glimpses of a moment

in time, figurative portraits,

enigmatic sculptures and organic

forms of pottery are on show.

It showcases work by Vicki

Knudsen, Jo Loughnan, Odelle

Morshuis and Dot Moulton.

Te Huanui Art Gallery

Chess Club

Lincoln on Wednesday, 3.30-

4.30pm

Go along and join the new

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The group meets regularly to

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their points of view. Open until

March 15.

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Leeston Market: Saturday,

9.30am-12.30pm. In front of the

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Rolleston Farmers Market:

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Darfield Market: Saturday,

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a team, join a team or

watch a game. Take a

picnic and make the

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other games, music

and prizes. It is the first

of two planned events

in the district. All ages

welcome. Sunday,

1-4pm, Faringdon

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Running groups

Rolleston Road Runners:

Thursday registration from

6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. 3km,

6km and 9km options in Foster

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Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.40pm

for a 6pm start. 3km or 6km

options. Starts outside Coffee

Culture on Gerald St.

Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday

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Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

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Tasty Bites

Feijoa season signals the end of summer

• By Ian Knott

It’s March already, and that

means the start of feijoa

season. Has there ever been

a more polarising fruit than

feijoas? Love them or hate

them, these green, oval

nuggets of floral tartness can

bring an extra dimension to

many sweet dishes

Feijoa and blueberry

shortcake crumble

Serves 12

Ingredients

2 cups peeled and chopped feijoas

1 punnet (125g) fresh blueberries

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp ground ginger

Crumble topping

¼ cup ground almonds

¼ cup flour

½ cup wholegrain oats

¼ cup soft brown sugar

50g butter, melted

Shortcake

100g butter, softened

½ cup sugar

1 egg

1 ½ cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 170 deg C

(fan assisted). Line the base and

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sugar and ground ginger and set

aside.

Prepare the crumble topping.

Put ground almonds, flour,

wholegrain oats and sugar into a

mixing bowl. Stir through melted

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Prepare the shortcake. Beat

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Spoon over the prepared fruit

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Bake for 40-45min until top is

golden and base cooked. Leave

in the tin for 20min before

carefully lifting it out, with the

baking paper onto a cake rack to

cool. Serve cut into pieces with

yoghurt, ice-cream or cream.

Warm spiced feijoa

doughnuts

Makes about 14

Ingredients

1¼ cups plain, gluten-free flour

½ tsp baking powder (gf)

Pinch of salt

½ tsp each of ground cinnamon

and mixed spice

3 Tbsp caster sugar

1 egg

3 Tbsp milk

1 Tbsp melted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 medium feijoas, peeled and

diced into 1cm pieces

Vegetable oil

Cinnamon sugar

½ cup caster sugar

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

Put 5cm of vegetable oil in a

deep, medium-sized saucepan

and heat to 170 deg C on a sugar

thermometer or until a piece of

bread dropped into the oil turns

golden within 30sec.

Combine the sugar and

cinnamon in a shallow dish and set

aside for rolling cooked doughnuts.

Combine all the dry ingredients

in a large bowl. Whisk the egg,

milk, butter and the vanilla together

then stir into the flour along with

the feijoas until well combined.

Carefully drop tablespoons of

the batter into the pan and cook

for about 2min until a golden

colour and puffed, turning

to cook on all sides. Don’t

overcrowd the pan as the oil

temperature will drop rapidly and

the doughnuts will be heavy.

Remove with a slotted spoon

and drain on paper towels. Roll in

the cinnamon sugar then place on

a wire cooling rack in a 100 deg C

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Huge power from Lexus hybrid SUV

THE HYBRID technology that

has been so successful for Lexus,

and Toyota, has largely been

based around the four-cylinder

powertrain that first arrived in

Prius 23 years ago.

Of course, the system has been

fundamentally improved and

refined over the years but the fact

remains most manufacturers still

use four pots in the petrol part of

the equation.

One of the exceptions is Lexus

and its V6 petrol-powered RX

series hybrid. Well actually, all

of the Lexus RX range has a V6

engine but the hybrid version is

rather special.

For one you get all the benefits

of that fabulous smooth engine

and all the power it generates, as

well as the economy benefits of

the petrol/electric hybrid system.

The RX450h is the rangetopping

model in the eight-model

series, there are four non-hybrids

and four hybrids. All have recently

undergone a fairly healthy

facelift and upgrade.

I covered many of the additions

in my RX350 article in January.

However, the changes consist

mostly of a refresh around the

frontal area and the inclusion of a

bit of extra kit.

One of the new features are the

clever adaptive headlights that

dim automatically when another

car approaches at night and will

aim towards the left hand side of

the road for greater visibility.

Elsewhere, the RX450h is the

large five or seven-seat sport

utility vehicle that tempts with

its onboard space, style, elegance

and luxury.

It also has to be remembered

that the RX450h is a hybrid, you

tend to forget that, it rides and

drives much like its non-hybrid

stablemate. Sport utility vehicles

have become the car of choice

for many buyers globally, and

the RX450h is there for those

who like the idea of a luxurious

medium-to-large wagon, with the

added benefit of being environmentally-friendly.

The hybrid system is traditional

from the Toyota/Lexus manufacturing

system. The petrol engine

starts automatically when the

electric system is under load, such

as immediate acceleration or to

maintain momentum. Petrol power

also provides the generation

to keep recharging the batteries,

although there is some regeneration

available on deceleration.

The entire drive system

LEXUS RX450h: Hybrid driveline with V6 engine.

operates seamlessly, and in the That is due to the high torque

RX450h drive is sent to all four figure the hybrid system produces.

wheels through continuously Lexus claims 335Nm (230kW),

variable transmission.

and if you take into account that

The RX450h is a definite lure electric power has maximum

for those who like clean and torque from the moment it starts

green, and infrequent stops to fill to produce, the result is instant acceleration

with constant momen-

up at the pumps. Lexus claims

a 5.7-litre per 100km (50mpg) tum from that point on.

combined cycle figure for the Recently, I’ve been making

Limited version, as evaluated. regular expeditions to the South

I couldn’t get anywhere near Canterbury town of Fairlie, I

that, my driving style is way too used the RX450h for one of those

vigorous; however the fuel usage journeys, simply because it was

readouts were constantly listing an ideal car for those fabulous

around a respectable 8.1l/100km roads and one which would

(35mpg) with 6l/100km (47mpg) replicate the type of driving

available at a constant 100km/h. many families would use a big

Those familiar with V6 power SUV for, it is an adept highway

won’t be disappointed with the cruiser and it handles the tight

hybrid RX’s performance. It is and twisty challenges with much

still capable of a 7.7sec standstill dignity.

to 100km/h time and will lunge The RX series, as a whole,

through an overtaking manoeuvre

in 5.5sec.

buying experience, it is a

epitomises the luxury Lexus

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• Price – Lexus RX450h,

$126,900

• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – V6,

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 5.6l/100km

family wagon for the everyday

role, yet it also pleases the buyer

with its plush interior and high

level of specification.

Lexus has interesting sales

figures for the RX, not only is

it the largest selling model in

the company’s range, the hybrid

accounts for 30 per cent of RX

sales.

I can see why, the two variants

I have evaluated in a short space

of time have reinforced my desire

for the Lexus product. So much

so that I tell all of those who are

interested in what I drive that I

am a Lexus owner, albeit one that

is nearing 20 years old.

That car still feels tight and

mechanically sound, given its age.

That’s the reason why I’m reluctant

to part with it, it’s one of the

cars that still feels good to drive

and has reliability and reputation

on its side.

The entire RX series carries

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Bamford side rake, rotary

hay rake. New Holland hay rake. New Holland

276 hay bailer. All prices

incl gst. For further details

call Ian 027 625 2912

276 hay bailer. All prices

incl gst. For further details

call Ian 027 625 2912

MACROCARPA

burns hotter

for longer

Kent: 021 325 661

kent@macrocarpasupplies.co.nz

SUPPLIES LIMITED 653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln

Select Services

Full Site and

Lawn Preparation

Landscaping

Roll Out Lawn

Irrigation

Free QuoteS

Contact Scott

0800 4 GRASS or

03 347 5555

sprayongrass.co.nz

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Funeral Directors

Non-Service Cremation $1,745

Commital service with cremation $3,950

Chapel service with cremation $6,500

Family burial service from $3,400

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Gardening

& Supplies

ellesmere

lions

Pea straw

now available

We deliver:

Small bales $6

Medium squares

(equivalent of

10 small bales)

$50

Contact

alex Hayward

03 324 4094

Heating

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

Select Services

TIME FOR

A MOW

Lawns &

Gardening

Services

Lawn Mowing + Edges

Section Tidy Up

Weeding & Pruning

Hedge Trimming

Contact Andrew

027 965 1248

andrew.johnson@xtra.co.nz

Need a hand?

✤ Lawns & Edges

✤ Landscaping

✤ Gardening

✤ Hedge Trimming

✤ Handyman Jobs

✤ Casual or One Off

Phone Mike Lineton

022 341 8848

Your local

Selwyn District

GARDENER/

HANDYMAN

Select Services

PESt

coNtRol

• Spider proofing &

insect control

• all other

pest

problems

Rob & Scott WaRloW

Established since 1987

Qualified & Experienced Professional

office: 03 337 9553

Rob: 027 436 1169

Scott: 021 168 6118

Member of Pest Management

Assoc. of NZ

Select Services

SCHOOL Shoes worn

out? Extend their life with

new heels, back linings,

stitching and patching.

Drop them into Cobbler

Glenn’s Agent: Magnitude

Sports, Unit 6, 92

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Hydroseeding and Lawn Specialists

Hydroseeding | Lawn Preparation | Landscaping

• Site clearing

• Erosion and dust control

• Irrigation

LoCaLLy oWned

& oPerated

• Posthole boring

• Commercial & residential

• No job too small

We offer free quotes for the Canterbury

region, so feel free to call us today!

Phone: 347 4000 Mobile: 027 456 7777

Email: zac@canterburylawns.co.nz

Website: www.canterburylawns.co.nz

Hedge tRimming

& gaRden

maintenance

• Hedge Trimming

• Small Trees and Shrubs Topped,

Shaped or Removed

• Trenching and Digging Buckets

• Garden Maintenance

• Landscaping

• Cleanups Available

• Wood Splitter for Hire

JuSt Small

HedgeS

Stu Reid OWNER OPERATOR

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

hedgesandmore.co.nz

STOP BIRDS

hail, leaves, snow & vermin from

blocking & damaging your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles.

Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty,

range of colours.

Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING

WATER FROM YOUR ROOF.

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

no-obligation assessment & quote

03 982 8850 0800 486532

www.gumleaf.co.nz

Select Services

DRIVEWAYS

HARRIS

BULLDOZING LIMITED

Select Services

SCHOOL Shoes worn

out? Extend their life with

new heels, back linings,

stitching and patching.

Drop them into Cobbler

Glenn’s Agent: Magnitude

Sports, Unit 6, 92

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Lifestyle Blocks

• Site Clearing

& General

Earthmoving

Mark 021 345 571

or Paul 021 705 996

Email harrisbull@xtra.co.nz

www.harrisbulldozing.co.nz

All Work Guaranteed

Please phone for a free quote

To Let

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

no bond required

Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes from $70 a week:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m

Large 4.2m x 2.4m | Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Visit our website

www.justcabins.co.nz

for display cabin locations

www.justcabins.co.nz

Tours

Day Trips

Royal Tea Party

Thursday2nd April $40pp

Hamner Springs

Leader valley Autumn Colours Friday 10th April $40pp

Mt Cook

Saturday 16th May $55pp

Overnight

Central Autumn Colours 7 days departs

20th March $1,795 pp twin share

Cape Reinga Bays Islands Hokianga

Departs 19th September

Tasmania April 2021

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

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

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

LifestyLe

BLock

fencing

new fencing, post driving,

repairs, maintenence.

Quality workmanship

& advice.

Phone Allan 021 049 6151

allan@agrifencenz.com

Facebook: agrifencenz

Trades & Services

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz


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SELWYN TIMES

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

No job to big or small.

Supply carpet, underlay and garage carpet.

Experienced in installing second hand carpet.

Carpet samples.

Free measure and quote!

Call David 0272319931

www.davidfarmercarpetlayer.co.nz

DECORATORS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

* Finance available (T’s & C’s apply)

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

Trades & Services

GARAGE DOORS

The Genuine

Custom Made Garage

Door Professionals

0800 661 366

info@custommade.co.nz

Auckland, Christchurch, Wanaka

www.custommade.co.nz

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

LANDSCAPING

Call Aaron &

the team today!

For the Outdoor

Space of your

Dreams...

Paving, Irrigation,

Lawns, Planting,

Fences, Pergolas,

Water-features,

Outdoor fires,

Raised Vege beds,

Decks, Artificial

grass & more...

Phone: 03 347 4422

or 021 542 402

Email: Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

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

• Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works • Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker

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

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

Trades & Services

FOR ALL YOUR

★Garden Clean-ups

★Pruning

★Lawn Mowing

★Garden Maintenance

Call us today for a FREE quote

PH 0800 4 546 546

(0800 4 JIMJIM)

UDI PAINTING &

DECORATING

For all painting and

decorating services.

Fully Qualified

• Interior &

Exterior Painting

• Wallpapering

• Plastering

• Roof Painting

Quality Services

FREE QUOTES

Contact Udi Aale

Ph. 021 074 2075

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

ACE HIGH

PLUMBING

All Plumbing

Gasfitting

Drainlaying

Blocked Drains

Log Fires,

Wetbacks

Gas Hotwater

Phone

021 454 864

BATHROOM TILER

wet area waterproofing,

underfloor heating, soap

boxes, old to new, for best

results, call Devon on 021

375-888 or 03 329 5511

BUILDER QUALIFIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER

HANDYMAN

Small Job Specialists,

Carpentry, Repairs,

Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality,

and removal work. Free

quote. No job to small.

Phone 027 442-2219, Fax

359-6052 a/h 359- 4605

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

DRIVEWAYS

Specialising in:

Driveways

Outdoor Areas

Patios, Pathways,

Residential

& Commercial Floors

Professional Advice

Free Quotes

Frank McWatt

03 423 9344

027 274 0342

allwaysconcrete@gmail.com

www.allwaysconcrete.nz

Bellamy’s

Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

by tradesman with

35yrs experience.

PH Stephen

021 073 2624

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

RJB PLUMBING

Renovations, New Houses,

Hot Water Cylinders,

Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILING

Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

WINDOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

Vehicles Wanted

Phone for further details

Public Notices

FAMILY EVENT

21 March 2020

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(03) 379 1100


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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Public Notices

MILITARY EXERCISE

Night Live Firing

12 March 2020

The general public is to be advised that a New

Zealand Army Exercise will be conducted on

the West Melton Rifle Range and include night

firing on 12 March 2020.

The exercise will involve up to 60 personnel

of Alpha Company 2/1 Battalion, Royal New

Zealand Infantry Regiment from Burnham

Military Camp.

Training will involve soldiers small arms

range practices on West Melton Rifle Range.

The Live firing of small arms weapons will be

conducted from 6pm to 11pm.

The New Zealand Army takes fire risk seriously

and will ensure fire mitigation is present.

For more information please contact:

Warrant Officer Class 2

Lloyd Caleb on 021 853 851

Public Notices

SPRINGSTON SCHOOL PLACES FOR OUT OF ZONE

ENROLMENT Term 2, 2020

Enrolment at the school is governed by an Enrolment Scheme, details of which are

available from the School Office. The Board has determined that up to three (3)

places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students for Term 2, 2020. These

are offered in the New Entrants area of the school. The exact number of places

will depend on the number of enrolments received from students who live within

the school zone. The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on Tuesday 10

March 2020. If a ballot is required it will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Parents of students who live within the school zone and intend enrolling their

child at any time during 2020 should notify the school by the above date also

to assist the school to plan appropriately. Students who live in the school zone

are entitled to enrol at the school and do not require to be balloted. Application

details are available from the school website.

Springston School Board of Trustees.

Situations Vacant

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CAR DRIVING LESSONS

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Our dual controlled car or your own car

• Pre employment assessments

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Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell

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Public Notice

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•Re Roofing

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Over 30 years experience

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ROOFING LTD

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SELWYN TIMES

ONCE IT’S GONE... IT’S GONE.

HURRY IN FOR SAVINGS ACROSS SELECTED ITEMS.

NOW $

Selena 3 Seater Electric Recliner 1899

Europa

Recliner Corner Suite – Beige

WAS $3299

Recliner

Aruba

King Mattress + King

Kitset Base –Lowline

WAS $1059

Mattress is boxed

and wheeled for easy

transport!

NOW

$

649

Recliner

NOW

$

2299

Koko

Rocking Chair

WAS $549

Blanco

Extension Table

WAS $1099

the look?

GET IT WITH

Extends to

225cm

24 MONTHS

INTEREST FREE

NOW

$

399

NOW

$

799

Credit criteria, exclusions,

fees, terms & conditions apply.

DISCOVER CLEARANCE ITEMS ACROSS OUTDOOR – IN STORE & ONLINE.

Barcelona Outdoor

Lounge/Low Dining Set

WAS $4695

NOW

$

2595

Beetle Outdoor

Dining Chair

WAS $290

NOW

$

150

Fox Outdoor Corner

Lounge Suite

WAS $2649

NOW

$

1699

SAVE

$

2100

SAVE

$

140

SAVE

$

950

MORE SAVINGS + SUPER DEALS IN STORE. STOCKTAKE SALE ENDS 31.3.20.

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

targetfurniture.co.nz

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 31/3/20.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.


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Wednesday March 4 2020 41

MARCH

Autumn Sale

Located on the same

site as Readylawn

The original same day lawn

SELWYN ROAD

SHANDS ROAD

SHANDS ROAD

SAVE

UP TO

50%

913 SHANDS ROAD

AND MORE

Please wear appropriate footwear.

6 March

to 22 March

2020

LOCATION:

913 Shands Road

Just south of the Selwyn Road / Shands Road intersection

T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

Keep up to date on Allwood news through our Facebook

page: Allwood Trees Limited and at www.allwood.co.nz

www.allwood.co.nz


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SELWYN TIMES

6 march

to 22 march

2020

Large Trees

Autumn Sale

smaller Growing Trees

suitable for farms, lifestyle

properties, large sections.

• Flowering Cherry Trees

• Hornbeam

• Oaks

• Lime Trees

• Elms

• Tulip Trees

• Canadian Maples

• Claret Ash

• Magnolia, deciduous

and evergreen

Trees up

to 4.0m

in height

now

suitable for residential sections,

townhouses, over 60s units.

• Japanese Maples

• Cornus Eddies White

Wonder

• Weeping Silver Pear

• Magnolia Little Gem

• Japanese

Snowdrop Tree

• Cercis Forest

Pansy

• Flowering Cherry Trees

Trees up

to 2.5m

in height

now

HuGe ranGe

AT GREAT SALE PRICES

Japanese Maple

Flowering Cherry

Cercis Forest Pansy

Dogwood

Gingko

Golden Elm

Upright Oak

Evergreen Magnolia

LOCaTiOn:

913 Shands Road, Christchurch | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

Open Tues TO Fri - 9.00am TO 4.30pm | saT & sun - 10.00am TO 4.00pm


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Wednesday March 4 2020 43

SAVE

UP TO

50% MORE

AND

pyrus salicifolia

acer palmatum michelia

pendula

rhododendrons

(Weeping silver

pear Trees)

$59.90 grade

nOW $45

$49.50 grade

nOW $35

Great

prices, be

quick!

Hydrangeas

Were $350 or $395

nOW $200

Allure standard. Lemon fragrant.

Were $145

nOW $100

Tough ornamental tree for

exposed sites. Were $195

nOW $125 & $100

Were $29.50

nOW $20

Hedging plants

Daphne

Large Grade

Topiary standards

• Griselinia

• Pittosporum

• Photinia Red Robin

• Euonymus

GreaT saVinGs!

• Mexican Orange

Blossom

• Bay Laurel

• Portuguese Laurel

• Plus many more

Pink and white scented

flowers. $89.50 grade

nOW $65

• Portuguese Laurels

• Bay Laurels

• Robinia Mop Top

• Liquidamber

Gumball

20% OFF Or mOre!

www.allwood.co.nz

Check specials on our facebook page:

allwood Trees Limited


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SELWYN TIMES

Autumn Sale

6 March

to 22 March

2020

Good, honest

gardening

advice is our

hallmark.

Our services

include:

Consultations

Experienced, knowledgeable staff will give

information and advice via email, phone or

in person at Allwood Trees. Send us your

landscape plan and we can advise on plant

selection.

Delivery & Planting

We can deliver and plant trees purchased

from Allwood Trees. We do everything

from digging the hole to staking the tree

and adding slow release fertiliser.

Garden Maintenance

We have a great garden maintenance

service. We liaise with you regarding any

changes required with your garden and can

implement a great maintenance programme

to keep your garden looking pristine all year.

Soft Landscape Plans

This is a plan with detailed specifications

related to your property. Showing both

botanical and common names of trees

and shrubs, as well as quantites and other

relevant comments (eg spacing).

Quotations

Send us your plant list and we will quote as

quickly as possible. We are able to provide

different tree and shrub size options and

suggest alternatives if particular trees or

shrubs are not available.

LOCaTiOn:

913 Shands Road, Christchurch | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

OPen TueS TO Fri - 9.00aM TO 4.30PM | SaT & Sun - 10.00aM TO 4.00PM


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 4TH mARcH , 2020

Be Seduced

By the romanticism of this gorgeous lifestyle property located on

the Christchurch side of West Melton, offering an easy commute

to the city and most importantly offering the smaller more

manageable block size of just over 2 ha so often sought, yet hard

to find.

Inspired by the dreams and visions of its artist and builder

owners, many appealing design features provide a skilful balance

between the comforts of indoor living and the more relaxed

outdoor environment. The home itself, offering a floor area of

approximately 291m² has an illusion of a Tuscan villa with its

two storey dwelling nestled amidst the mature trees, various

courtyards and meandering stream.

From the moment you enter via the gorgeous entrance, you

know this property is something special, the entrance displays a

higher ceiling stud which is continued throughout the home. Two

generous living spaces occupy the lower level of the homestead

supported by a large spacious country style kitchen, open plan

dining and living with doors to the various courtyard. The kitchen

has a large island bench, 90cm freestanding oven with gas

hob and is in character with the aesthetic of the property. The

separate lounge is well proportioned with a pleasant palette of

colour that flows through the home, while also on this level is the

separate office, laundry and internally accessed oversized double

car garage.

The second level accommodates the bedrooms with both the

master and larger double having access to the covered balcony

harcourts.co.nz/RL2269

area. The master has an ensuite bathroom and walk in robe while

the three further bedrooms are on this level enjoying views over

the stream and serviced by the generous family size bathroom

with free standing bath.

Outside the beautifully landscaped grounds include an orchard

and would be any gardeners dream environment, while the

property also benefits from four paddocks making this an ideal

block for those wanting pets for the children or a few livestock.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented

2.00pm, 17th March (unless sold prior)

Katie Harrison

Contact:

Mobile: 021 135 0887

Phone: 03 347 4711

Email: katie.harrison@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

149 Adams Road, West Melton Viewing: Call Katie for viewing times

Thinking of selling

your property?

I am a skilled real estate professional who truly loves what I do, and this not only shows in the way I

deal with every client and property, but also in the results I achieve. If you are considering a move and

would like to discuss the current market and your property’s value, call me 021 135 0887.

52 Bells Road - West Melton 173 Bells Road - West Melton 196B Sharps Road - West Melton

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Four Seasons Realty

Your home for local property

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

021 135 0887 | 03 347 4711

katie.harrison@harcourts.co.nz

harcourtsfourseasons.co.nz


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Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 8 Jozecom Place

THE EPITOME OF EXECUTIVE LIVING

• Superbly constructed in 2018

• Expansive 361m2 executive home

• Four overly generous double bedrooms

• Large Master with superior ensuite and walk in robe

• Two substantial separate living areas

• Premium kitchen with quality appliances

• Indulgent walk in pantry

• 40m2 (approx.) of covered outdoor living space

• Separate laundry

• Four car garage

• Further additional parking for motor home and/or

boat

• Desirable and popular location

Viewing: Sun 2.00 – 2.30pm

Deadline Sale: All offers to be presented

on or before 4.00pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0697

Andrew Taylor 0274 355 930

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 101 Lowes Road

552M2 OF PURE LUXURY

• Spectacular 552sqm residence built in 2015

• Five double bedrooms, each with ensuites

• Indoor heated pool & bar area,

• Log burner on wetback and ducted heat pump

• Stunning kitchen - ample storage, quality appliances,

granite tops & Butler’s pantry

• Huge master bedroom with WIR & tiled ensuite

• Multiple large living areas amounting to 120m2

• Large entertainer’s deck with built in gas BBQ, fire pit & sauna.

• Four car insulated garaging with drive thru to

substantial service area

• Beautifully manicured 5853m2 section

• Fruit trees, berry bushes, large vegetable garden with

raised beds & citrus tree house

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Viewing: By appointment

Price: Neg over $1,685,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0698

ROLLESTON - 3 Boulez Mews

BIG SECTION – BIG APPEAL

• Spacious family living

• Two separate living areas

• Four double bedrooms

• Master with ensuite and walk in robe

• Modern kitchen with stone bench tops

• Full butler’s pantry

• Wonderful storage options

• Gas fire and two heat pumps

• North facing outdoor living area

• Appealing 1105sqm section

• Desirable location

Viewing: Sun 12.45 – 1.15pm

Price: By negotiation

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0693

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 12 George Street

THE PERFECT STARTER OR RENTAL

• 110m2 three bedroom home

• 400m2 easy care section

• Spacious kitchen/living area opens onto sun

drenched deck

• Log burner heats this well insulated home

• Ideally located on a quiet side road

• Extremely hard to find a property of this quality in

this price range

Viewing: Sun 2.45 – 3.15pm

Price: Neg over $399,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0695

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 8 Fairford Street

PUT YOUR NAME ON THIS ONE

• Completion April 2020

• Three bedroom two bathroom 160m2 home

• Entertainers kitchen with Butler’s pantry

• Ten year Masterbuild Guarantee

• Landscaped 410m2 section

• Fully fenced with paths and patios

• Park views

Viewing: By appointment

Price: $515,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/TBA

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

LEESTON - 13 Friars Lane

CALLING ALL EXTENDED FAMILIES

• As new 335m2 home on spacious 4704m2 section

• Options for extended family to live under one roof

• North facing open plan living

• Must have kitchen with ample bench space & top

range appliances

• Three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate

laundry and a 81m2 garage

• Log burner and two heatpumps

• In addition to the main home there is an inbuilt

apartment, fully serviced with a large single

bedroom, living room with separate patio, kitchen

and a large future proofed bathroom

• Perfect for elderly parents, a guest wing or even an

Air BNB option

Viewing: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: By negotiation

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0686

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

LEESTON - 42 Chervier Street

DESIGNED WITH FAMILY IN MIND

• 200m2 four double bedroom and study home

• As new condition, one owner home

• Large master with WIR, ensuite bathroom and French

doors to patio

• Family sized practical kitchen with Butler’s pantry

• Open plan living area which opens to extensive west

facing patio with permanent extendable umbrella

• Separate adjoining study

• Attached double garage

• Plenty of off street parking

• Private fully fenced easy care 716m2 section

• Three bedrooms & main bathroom at one end of

home

• Master bedroom at other end

LEESTON - 236 Lakeside Ridge Road

SUPER AFFORABLE LIFESTYLE

• Three double bedroom character home

• Just over one hectare of land

• Idyllic lifestyle at a very affordable entry level price

• Upgraded kitchen

• Open plan dining/living area

• Standalone logburner (on wetback)

• Centrally located renovated bathroom

• Polished floorboards

• Several sets of French doors that open to decking area

• Sweeping verandah which provides shade and shelter

• Plenty of room for pony and pets

• Established fruit trees and plantings

• Huge four bay barn and several smaller buildings

• Studio or hobbies section consisting of two rooms

• Properties of this size and price are rare

Viewing: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm

Price: $519,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0694

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Viewing: Sun 2.30 – 3.00pm

Price: Neg over $499,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0685

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

LEESTON - 6 Fibonacci Way

NEAR NEW FOUR BEDROOM HOME

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

• 165m² home positioned amongst other quality homes

• Four good sized bedrooms

• Large open plan living area

• Outdoor dining on patio option via sliding door

• Modern kitchen and appliances

• Two spacious bathrooms

• Double garage attached

• Heated by heat pump

• Tasteful blinds and curtains throughout

• Set for maximum sun

• Great garden area including garden shed, green

house and planter boxes

• Very generous landscaped 780m² section

SOUTHBRIDGE - 49 High Street

CHARMING RENOVATED COUNTRY COTTAGE

• Idyllic country cottage

• Rewired, replumbed, painted, solar power installed,

painted and new floor coverings

• Spacious kitchen—ample storage and bench space

• Large freestanding logburner/oven on wetback

• French doors onto large deck

• Open plan living area

• Two spacious bedrooms

• Modern bathroom and laundry

• Fenced 1433m2 section

• Standalone double garage with carport attached

• Separate patio area

• First home or downsize option

• Immediate possession available

Viewing: Sun 11.00 – 11.30am

Price: $495,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0675

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

cameron@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

Viewing: Sun 10.30 – 11.00am

Price: $389,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0626

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

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

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Bronwyn van der Pol

022 073 7757


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

Yours To Enjoy, Must Be Sold!

Position, Purchased, Motivated

DEADLINE SALE

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID LIU74554

LINCOLN

14 Doncaster Avenue

Ready and waiting to capture your heart, this easy care

property allows you to enjoy life without enduring hours

of weekend maintenance. Built in 2019. Sunny open

plan living with sliding doors opening onto expansive

deck. Three spacious bedrooms, Master with ensuite and

walk-in wardrobe. Separate study and an abundance of

storage. Double garaging plus garden shed. A great

location within easy walking distance to primary and

secondary schools, as well as all the amenities that

Lincoln has to offer. My motivated vendor has moved

onto his next project, reap the rewards and call me.

Marvellous on Micron

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 5th March, 2020 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Tracy Stevenson

Mobile 027 543 9029

tracys@pb.co.nz

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WEB ID LIU74755

LINCOLN

62 Tauhinu Avenue

Contemporary construction and superb styling unite,

offering an immensely effortless lifestyle of quality and

comfort. With garaging up to 4 cars plus parking for

another 6 - a rarity. The artistic back-lit monochromatic

kitchen with engineered stone countertop and granite

sinks, plus butler's pantry, makes a modern statement in

the open plan living area which naturally transitions to

the large kwila deck where you can entertain al-fresco

style. A separate formal lounge (media room) plus a

large study complement the spacious living environment.

Sure to Impress

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 8 Mar 1.30 - 2.15pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 11th March, 2020 at

2.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Tracy Stevenson

Mobile 027 543 9029

tracys@pb.co.nz

Ron Ferguson

Mobile 027 498 6256

Office 03 325 2889

ronf@pb.co.nz

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NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

WEB ID ROU74689

TEMPLETON

12 Micron Close

Located in the sought after neighbourhood of

Templeton (Templeton Park), this home is situated on a

back section in a quiet cul-de-sac, providing you with all

the privacy you need. Designed with space and style in

mind, this well maintained property is sure to impress!

With the open plan kitchen being the heart of the

home, you can enjoy cooking on your 90cm SMEG Gas

Hob/Oven, while still being part of the conversation and

entertainment in the dining area. Close to amenities,

transportation and situated in a well-established suburb,

this property is a must view!

VIEW Sunday 8 Mar 12.30 - 1.00pm

Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844

tanya@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $540,000+

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WEB ID LEU74853

LEESTON

51 Selwyn Street

Beautifully mainted three double bedroom Family home,

tastefully decorated through out. Modern Kitchen with

breakfast bar, adjoining Dining interconnecting to a

spacious sun drenched Lounge. Heated with Large log

fire and Heatpump. Ranchsliders open to a large north

facing patio. Separate Bathroom, Toilet and Laundry.

Situated on a delightful sheltered 1012m2 section with

fruit trees, planters and lovely lawn area, glasshouse and

garden shed. Two car garage, fully fenced and close to

all amenities. Viewing will impress.

VIEW Sunday 8 Mar 12.00 - 12.45pm

Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $399,000+

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Nest or Invest

DARFIELD

35 Kimberley Road

• 2 bedrooms plus office

• Modern kitchen

• Open plan living/dining

• Retro fitted double glazing

• Single garage and carport

• Fully fenced easy care section

BUYERS $359,000+

WEB ID DFU74441

This well-maintained family home is ready and waiting

for you the First Home Buyer or you the Investor.

We have 2 good sized bedrooms as well as a generous

sized office/playroom. Family bathroom and separate

laundry makes this compact home extremely functional.

VIEW By Appointment

Waiting for You at 192

$469,000

WEB ID DFU74811

DARFIELD

192 Horndon Street

Well groomed with plenty of room and perfectly in tune

with the demands of family living comes a stylish brick

and tile where relaxed easy living is complemented by

handy convenient location. High-pitched ceilings provide

a sense of open spaciousness accentuated by plenty of

windows, neutral decor plus exposed timber beams with

ambience enhanced by a blazing log-burner. Updated

kitchen and dining with second wood burner (with

wetback) offers an intimate area for gathering with

friends and family while a sunny patio provides a relaxed

space for alfresco living.

VIEW By Appointment

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Jannetta Thomas

Mobile 021 256 6295

jannetta@pb.co.nz

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Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

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Stunning views!

BY NEGOTIATION

WEB ID LIU74591

LINCOLN

63A Wardstay Road

Superbly located just a few minutes drive from the

Lincoln and Tai Tapu townships is this wonderful 4

hectare bare land lifestyle block. Positioned down a

driveway, offering the quiet tranquility of a rural location

with uninterrupted views of the Port Hills. A change of

heart by the current owners has presented a great

opportunity for the astute buyer to grab the chance of a

lifetime and build their dream home.

VIEW By Appointment

Family friendly lifestyle

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID LIU74844

DARFIELD

33 McHugh Crescent

Enjoy Superb country living when you move into this

eight year old executive style home at Darfield. This well

presented home has had all the hard work done and

awaits a new owner to put their stamp on this property.

• Sited on a 7336m2 section. • Four bedrooms all with a

TV on a wall mounted bracket. • Two Bathrooms. •

Double glazed throughout with a log burner, heat ...

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 25th March,

2020 at 1.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Dawn Pollard

Mobile 022 073 7580

dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

Nicola Bray

Mobile 027 755 8846

nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

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Nicola Bray

Mobile 027 755 8846

nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Dawn Pollard

Mobile 022 073 7580

dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

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$479,000

WEB ID ROU72864

DOYLESTON

11 Petticoat Lane

Located in the heart of Doyleston on a large 3966sqm

residential/lifestyle section, is your chance to live the

classic country life enjoy fresh eggs from the chickens, a

couple of lambs for the kids, good old-fashioned

country air and room to play for all! The home consists

of 3 double bedrooms, a family bathroom, plus an open

plan modern kitchen with a stunning 90cm oven and

gas hob. The adjoining dining area with polished

concrete floors, flows through to the large, sundrenched

living room.

VIEW Sunday 8 Mar 2.15 - 2.45pm

You're not dreaming

AUCTION

WEB ID LIU74864

PREBBLETON

387 Robinsons Road

Are you looking for a lifestyle block in a blue chip

location at an entry level price? Look no further. This

two hectare block has room for the children, pets and

your livestock choice. The four bedroom home is

deceptively spacious. Open plan kitchen dining plus

lounge. Two bathrooms to speed everyones morning.

Added bonus of separate office. Sunny west facing

conservatory. Year round comfort with log burner and

three heat pumps.

Plenty of vehicle storage!

VIEW 8 & 15 Mar 1.30 - 2.15pm

AUCTION 6.00pm, Mon 23rd Mar, 2020

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Horse haven

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

FROM $835,000 + GST (IF ANY)

WEB ID LIU72669

ROLLESTON

15 Knights Road

Don't delay any longer.

Inspection of this 4 hectare block is sure to impress.

There is plenty of room for growing, relaxing and

entertaining. The home features three bedrooms of

generous proportions and two bathrooms. Expansive

open plan living leads to sun drenched patios. Heat

pump and pellet fire offer year-round comfort. Three car

internal access garage. Excellent Hatfield and Templeton

soils suited to lucerne, arable or livestock of your choice.

Subdivided into 13 paddocks. Excellent sheds including

new stable complex.

VIEW By Appointment

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John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

Charming and Delightful! BUYERS $379,000+

WEB ID LEU74501

LEESTON

12 D'Arcy Street

Beautifully presented two double bedroom plus sun

room family home.

Open plan kitchen-dining, living area with inbuilt log

fire. Lovely feature entrance hallway with leadlight

windows and paneling. Spacious separate lounge with

box window seats and a ornate art deco open fire. Tile

surrounds french doors opening to a sundrenched north

facing porch which overlooks a delightful well

established section. Large two car plus work shop

garage and a small garden hobby shed. Excellent

location!

VIEW Sunday 8 Mar 1.00 - 1.45pm

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Noel Lowery

Mobile 027 432 8859

noell@pb.co.nz

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John Davison

Mobile 027 436 4464

john.davison@pb.co.nz

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Penny Dadson-Clausen

Mobile 027 895 5943

Office 03 929 0306

pennyd@pb.co.nz

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Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car

Rolleston/West Rolleston School zone

Section 1000m2 plus

Price up to $700,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

West Melton/Weedons

Entry level lifestyle property

Land 2-4 hectares

Older smaller home or cottage ok

Price $600,000 - $700,000

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Levi park or close to shops

Wheelchair friendly

Price up to mid $700,000’s

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Ladbrooks/Tai Tapu

Lifestyle property

Land 4000m2 to 10 acres

Price $1,000,000 to $1,300,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2 bedroom townhouse

Small easy care section

Price up to $400,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

West Melton

Substantial family home

4-5 bedrooms

Land approximately 4 hectares

Price $1.1 million - $1.5 million

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 3 car garaging

Space to park a caravan

Section up to 900m2

Price $590,000 - $640,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, Butler’s pantry

3 car garaging

Section up to 1000m2

Price $600,000 - $700,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Ladbrooks/Tai Tapu

Lifestyle property

Suitable for equestrian

Land 10 acres

Price $1,000,000 to $1,300,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedroom well maintained home

Good living space

Section 650m2 plus

Price $580,000 - $610,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

Triple car garaging a must

Price up to $650,000

Contact

Nick Booth 027 306 3186

nick.booth@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedroom well maintained home

Walking distance to shops

Section 700m2 easy care

Price $550,000 - $620,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Lincoln/Springston/

Darfield

3+ bedrooms

Land 1000m2 plus

Price up to $650,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedroom modern home

North facing large private section

Prefer Kajens Estate

Price up to $850,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

West Melton

4 large bedrooms, 2 living areas

Gas water heating

Section 900m2 plus

Price up to $900,000

Contact

John Galt 027 461 9345

john.galt@raywhite.com

Rolleston & Surrounds

2+ bedrooms

Section 400m2 plus

Price up to $350,000

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Rolleston & Surrounds

3+ bedrooms

Section 400m2 plus

Price up to $400,000

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms on a quiet road

Genuine cash buyers

Land 750m2 - 1700m2

Price up to $700,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 2 living areas

High spec, walk-in pantry

Section 500m2 - 650m2

Price up to $580,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Nice living

Price up to $500,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299

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Tips for first home buyers

Struggling to get on the property ladder

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

Estate Authority (REA) research has found

that more than half of all first home buyers

– even the ones who successfully buy a

property – find the process stressful and

overwhelming.

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

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

legal process and a huge financial deal,”

says REA chief executive Kevin Lampen-

Smith. “We want to empower them to feel

more confident and in control when they’re

making such a big decision.”

1. SORT OUT YOUR FINANCES

You’ll already know that saving is a big

part of getting ready to buy, but do you

know what else you need to do?

Getting financial advice from a qualified

advisor could be a useful step in your

planning. Owning a property means you’re

responsible for all the maintenance and

repairs – and for paying rates and insurance.

Owning an apartment may also mean you

need to pay body corporate fees. These costs

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

rented for a long time.

“It’s also a good idea to get conditional

pre-approved finance arranged so you can

move quickly when you spot a property you

really like,” Lampen-Smith says. “Having

conditional pre-approval lets you know the

price range you can buy in and it shows

agents and sellers that you’re a serious buyer.

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

property at auction.”

Don’t forget to explore ways that

you might be able to get help from the

Government. There are various forms of

assistance available if you’re a KiwiSaver

member, buying in certain areas, want

to buy a former Housing New Zealand

property or are Māori and want to live on

your ancestral land.

2. NEEDS VS WANTS

Many first home buyers discover a big gap

between what they’d like to buy and what

they can afford when they first start looking.

“Sit down and write a tight list of what

your absolute must-haves are, then work

out what you’re willing to compromise on,”

Lampen-Smith says.

If you’re thinking about pets and children

arriving in the short-to-medium term, think

about how these will change your needs.

Will you need to be near to childcare or

schools? Will you need a fenced property?

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

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

property’ checklist on settled.govt.nz that

will help you keep track of all the questions

to ask about a property. This is especially

useful if you’re looking at more than one

property at a time.”

3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Don’t let your desperation to find

somewhere blind you to a property’s faults.

“Do as much research as you can about a

property,” Lampen-Smith says. “That means

getting a lawyer on board to make sure all

the paperwork is in order and to help you

understand if there are any issues. We also

recommend getting a qualified building

inspector who has professional indemnity

insurance to prepare a comprehensive

report on the property.”

If you’re worried about paying for this

kind of report before you make an offer (due

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

them a condition of your offer. Remember

that paying for good advice is an investment

that will buy you more peace of mind than a

quick once-over by a mate.

4. RECOGNISE YOUR LIMITS

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

especially for first-home buyers, but we’re

not all blessed with the right skills. Factor

this in before you make an offer on a

‘renovator’s dream’.

“Be honest with yourselves about how

much DIY you can really do, especially if

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

says.

“Getting professionals in to help will cost

more, but it will also make the process faster.

It may also be better in the long term when it

comes to selling the property if any work has

been done properly with the right consents.”

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Springston 395 Goulds Road

West Melton 3/836 Hoskyns Road

Contemporary in the country

Sure to capture a number of hearts is this idyllic 2

hectare (approx) lifestyle property situated just 10

minutes from Lincoln and 25 minutes to central

Christchurch. Constructed in 2018, the near-new

home exhibits undeniable quality, style and elegant

detailing. A number of Kwila decks extend naturally

from the floor plan with the main deck overlooking the

expansive lawn. Thoughtful landscaping promises

privacy and shelter in the future. A two-bay lockable

shed, numerous onsite amenities and two paddocks

further complement the property. Call us today!

bayleys.co.nz/5511841

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Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 1 Apr 2020

View Sun 1-1.30pm

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Spectacular space and

serenity

Set amid a beautifully established 4.2645ha backdrop,

this substantial family residence with self-contained

guest wing featuring spa bath, office and upstairs

gamesroom assures everyday ease. Outdoor flow to

expansive decking and patio areas. Surrounded by

natural beauty, outdoors includes raised vegetable

gardens, three-bay shed (with concrete floor that

includes one lockable bay), tunnel house, dog run,

garden shed and a Versatile shed. Situated within 10

minutes of West Melton and Rolleston.

bayleys.co.nz/5511839

6 3 3 3

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 26 Mar 2020

3 Deans Ave, Chch

View 2.15-2.45pm Sun 8 Mar

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008


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The best kept secrets

to selling your home

15

Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the

only impression

No matter how good the interior of your home looks,

buyers have already judged your home before they walk

through the door. You never have a second chance to

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

feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the

house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive

shrubs and brightly colored flowers. Entry ways are also

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

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

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

Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show

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

never know when your buyer is going to walk through

the door. You have to be available whenever they want to

come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don’t

leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out,

the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust

bunnies in the corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will

get your house sold.

Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first

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

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

of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best

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

back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace

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

asking price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most

inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new

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

present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start

envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to

spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one?

Because when people see one high-end appliance they

think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the

kitchen.

Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your

house

One of the most important things to do when selling

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

stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine

themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your

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

memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Staging

simply means arranging your furniture to best showcase

the floor plan and maximize the use of space.

Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade

Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth

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

money back if you do a huge improvement project before

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

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

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

some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles,

cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix

leaky faucets and clean the grout.

Selling Secret #6: Conceal the critters

You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts

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

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

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

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

give buyers the impression that your house is not clean.

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

around.

Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field

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

Make sure you have an agent who is totally informed.

They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service

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

and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find an

agent who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has

many tools to get your house sold.

Selling Secret #8: Light it up

Maximize the light in your home. After location, good

light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want

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

change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light

bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do

what you have to do make your house bright and cheery

– it will make it more sellable.

Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets

Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can

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

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

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

clean and tidy.

2/236 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Country living on the fringe of Rolleston and Lincoln townships. After 20 odd years it

is time for my owners to downsize and pass their much loved property over to new

owners so they can enjoy all the benefits this fantastic lifestyle home has to offer. With 5

fully fenced bare paddocks (and the capacity to be hot wired if you wish) and your own

water well the potential on this property is huge such as grazing sheep, running horses or

just be your own boss and chose your own destiny. Travel to your place of employment

but come home to your own hobby farm away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The house itself, fully double glazed with 4 double bedrooms plus a single which is

currently used as a home office. The main bedroom having an en suite and walk in robe.

A large open plan kitchen/ dining/ living plus a generous separate lounge which can be

closed off for separation via double doors. A magnificent outdoor area is the icing on the

cake having a slightly raised deck out from the indoor living area.

Deadline Sale - All Offers Presented 4pm 11th March 2020 (Unless Sold Prior)

View - Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Web - www.mikepero.com/RX223542

Kelvin Howell

027 441 2252

kelvin.howell@mikepero.com

Mike Pero Fendalton Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008)

stage 8

noW AvAiLABLE

Birchs road, LincoLn

• Competitively priced starting

from $270,000

• Generously sized residential

sections ranging from 750sqm

to over 1,200sqm

• Minutes’ walk into the Lincoln

township to enjoy an array of

cafes, restaurants, amenities

and schooling options

• Buy and build amongst other

new quality homes

• Approximately 20 minutes’

drive into the Central City via

the Southern Motorway

• Limited sections still available

in Stages 5, 6 and 7

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

For more information visit bayleys.co.nz/556071

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

n

chris Jones

027 220 5043

03 375 4700

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

nathan collett

027 826 1535

03 375 4700

nathan.collett@bayleys.co.nz


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Buying off the plan –

what you need to know

Buying a brand new home off the plans

can seem extremely attractive, especially

if you’re struggling to find a property that

meets all your needs. If you decide to go

down this route it is absolutely crucial to

enter the process with your eyes wide open.

Reading the fine print – starting with the

photo caption advising you that ‘some

images are an artist’s impression’ – is just

the beginning.

There are many benefits to buying off

a plan. Not only are you signing up for a

new home that should meet all the latest

building specifications, but you are buying

something at a set price with an initially

low outlay. A long settlement period

(while the development is completed) gives

you time to get your finances in order. In

theory, if the market remains buoyant then

the property will increase in value over this

period so you will be getting more than

what you paid for at the outset.

However, the process is not without risks,

says Kevin Lampen-Smith, chief executive

of the Real Estate Agents Authority

(REAA).

“If the market falls, then you may

encounter problems if you try to sell.

Also, the property may not meet your

expectations and the build may take longer

than expected. You are entirely reliant on

the developer, so you are at risk if their

business fails and/or the development is

on-sold to another company.”

Lampen-Smith says buying off plan

requires all the same due diligence and care

as buying an existing property.

“Start by putting in some solid research,”

he says.

“Don’t be swayed by pre-sale sweeteners

and flash show homes that may bear

little resemblance to the actual finished

product. Do your homework about the

developer and the construction firm – find

out what their track records are, examine

their credentials and look at any previous

developments they have been involved in.

Remember that you are giving these people

your hard-earned money and you need

to be confident that they will deliver the

goods.”

Generally, buying off a plan means

providing a deposit upfront to secure the

property. The remainder of the money

is due on completion, but you will have

to prove that you have the finance from

the outset. While the long lead-in period

provides time to save money, there is also a

risk that interest rates may go up or lending

criteria may change. Lampen-Smith

suggests discussing these issues with your

bank or financial advisor to make sure you

are prepared if the situation changes.

“If a real estate agent is involved in selling

properties in a proposed development,

they can help you navigate the process,”

Lampen-Smith says.

It’s also important to engage a lawyer

to help you understand all the details of

the sale and purchase agreement and any

covenants on the title. These may extend

to the ‘look and feel’ of a development or

new subdivision, and include restrictions

regarding fences, landscaping, exterior

colour and cladding choices and may even

include car parking rules for you or your

visitors.

Developers will approach selling off plans

in many different ways. Some contracts

are designed to allow the buyer to choose

their own floor plan; others may allow the

developer to change the layout without

checking first. Every detail of the property,

from the expected timeline to the finishes

used, must be spelled out in the contract.

It is vital to get legal advice before signing

anything, Lampen-Smith says.

“If you don’t go through these details very

carefully before you sign you may be in for

some unpleasant surprises later. Remember

to check the contract to see if there is

a ‘sunset clause’ that specifies what will

happen if the development is not finished in

time. Don’t forget to ask what will happen

if the developer goes into liquidation and

the project is sold to another company. The

last thing you want is for your dream home,

not to mention your deposit, to vanish into

thin air.”

For independent advice on buying

or selling property, check out

settled.govt.nz


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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections

in the Selwyn District

Built as a real home

Viewers of Full Circle Homes’ pop-up showhome in

Stonebrook have been impressed by its quality finish,

detail and practical ideas.

This four bedroom home demonstrates how

spaciousness, desirability and affordability can be

achieved within the confines of a smaller section.

Designed to suit people wanting a home around the

191sqm square metre mark, it is particularly suitable for

couples, families, those wanting to downsize and single

people wanting space.

The open plan living is spacious with extra wide

stackers leading to a large composite deck. A separate

intimate lounge sits at one end of the living room.

The long broad island merges kitchen with living. It has

a double sink insert, black tower Fawcett which dispenses

instant gas hot water, and an Insinkerator. Three pendant

lights have been strategically placed to avoid shadowing.

There is also a dishwasher, one and a half ovens, gas

cooktop, wide refrigerator, and larger than normal

butler’s pantry where strip lighting shines on the bench.

Tucked away from the other bedrooms, the master

bedroom offers a place of escape with sliders leading lead

out to a second deck and spa pool. The walk-in robe gives

ideas on how to position drawers, shelving and hangers

while the ensuite represents the firm’s standard fit-out

with 900mm vanity, corner shower, toilet, glass mirrored

cabinet and heated towel rail.

For those wanting to work from home, the fourth

bedroom with external slider to the driveway shows how

separation of business and family is possible. It might

also suit an older adult living in the home. The second

bedroom is a craft room.

The main bathroom is spacious with a freestanding

bath, 1200mm vanity with soft close drawers, waterfall

fawcett, glass shower, heated towel rail, fan heater, toilet

and additional storage cupboard for towels.

The laundry has an under-bench washing machine,

attractive and generous tiled splashback, and broom

cupboard with PowerPoint for the upright vacuum.

This showhome replicates much of Full Circle Homes’

standard package with features like the fully insulated

garage and superior door with Colorsteel inside and out,

attic storage trusses and marine carpeted garage offering

a cosy place for children to play on wet days or extra

guests to sleep. There is also electronic remote control of

the WiFi and heating systems and two security cameras.

Exterior cladding is a mix of plaster finish and schist

features, complemented with black aluminium joinery.

In addition, Full Circle Homes always uses laminated

timber J-Framing to ensure straighter stronger frames for

more integrity in an earthquake. Their standard package

also includes: fencing, driveway, patios, lawns and

landscaped garden.

You will find Full Circle Homes’ showhome at 12

Lignite Drive, Stonebrook, Rolleston. It will be open

1-4pm for the next two Sundays and after that by

appointment. Call John on 390 4231 or 022 340 9122

or email: john@fullcirclehomes.co.nz to learn more, or

go to: https://fullcirclehomes.co.nz/.

“The Lignite”

191 m2

(more or less)

Open Home Sunday 1.00-4.00pm or viewing by appointment

Exciting New Showhome at

12 Lignite Drive, Rolleston

Let us build your Vision into your “Dream Home”

at an affordable price to meet your budget on one

of the many sections available here in Rolleston.

Contact John Krausz

03 390 4231 | 022 3409122

john@fullcirclehomes.co.nz

www.fullcirclehomes.co.nz


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A large, quality home sited in a private and established

5021m 2 park-like se ting in the sought after Claremont

Estate on the boundary of Christchurch City.

The home features four bedr oms (master with

en suite and walk-in robe), open-plan kitchen, dining

and living along with formal dining, lounge and

conservatory. Great ind or outd or flow to a large

sheltered deck set in sprawling lawns and easy care

gardens with automated watering. Triple car garaging,

security gates, ducted heating, solar energy and

security system are just a few of the many extras on

offer with this property. There is a separate standalone

spacious office/studio that gives options for

those who require a dedicated work from home space

or alternatively, r om for a dependant relative.

Set amongst other quality homes on larger sections,

this property maintains a semi-rural f el whilst being

a short, easy commute into the city or ou to Ro leston.

Selwyn Times

Auction (unless sold prior)

Thursday 19 October, 2pm

411 Blenheim Road

www.pggwre.co.nz/DAR26164

Karen Hennessy

Contact:

Phone: 03 341 4301

Mobile: 027 967 0186

karen.he ne sy@p gwrightson.co.nz

W ek commencing Tuesday, 3Rd ocToBeR 2017

Brand new ‘show stopper’ with 4 car garaging

As always, this builder has finished his latest new build to

perfection, incorporating a l the ‘must haves’ and more for

the discerning buyer. Situated on a 12 0m 2 section, with

an established backdrop, the substantial 315m 2 fl or plan

provides the ultimate in family living options. The su ny &

spacious open plan living r om boasts a designer kitchen

with 90cms oven, stone bench tops & a walk in pantry,

together with define dining, living & study spaces that

The formal lounge als opens to the landscaped garden

& has a boxed high stud ceiling with sound speakers. A l 4

bedr oms are fabulously proportioned qu en sized r oms,

with the master suite providing the perfect parents’ retreat

featuring an amazing dre sing r om with fu l wardrobe

system, a ditional storage & a beautiful tiled ensuite with

double tiled shower, fr estanding bath & twin vanities. The

family bathr om is equa ly elegant with a tiled shower &

twin vanities. Cosy up in front of the log burner, k ep your

toes warm with the under tile heating in the bathr oms &

k ep c ol or warm, as required, a the push of a bu ton with

2 heat pumps.

The home’s practical layout also includes a walk-in linen

r om, a substantial separate laundry, a tic storage with

la der a ce s and last, but certainly not least, hugely sought

after 4 car garaging. From the moment you a proach this

premium property, you wi l a preciate what a privilege it

would be to be able to ca l it ‘home’.

www.flemington.co.nz

DeaDline Sale:

Closing 4pm on Monday

11th June 2018

(unless sold prior)

rwro leston.co.nz/RLL23148

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2 08) - West Melton

Sarah Booth

Contact:

Mobile: 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford

Contact:

Mobile: 027 224 4733

Lincoln - 03 325 7299

Ro leston - 03 347 9988

West Melton - 03 347 9933

THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRo S

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Licensed (REAA 2 08)

What to ask at

an open home

It’s easy to get carried away when you’re

searching through property listings for the

house of your dreams. But if you’re not careful,

home buying can become a nightmare.

“Buying a property is a complex and

potentially stressful process, not least

because it involves such a scary amount

of money,” says Kevin Lampen-Smith,

chief executive at the Real Estate Agents

Authority (REAA).

“It’s smart to do as much as you can to

reduce the risk of unwelcome surprises or

unexpected costs further down the line.”

In the first instance, Lampen-Smith

recommends drawing up a list of questions

to ask about properties you’re interested in.

“Remember that you can ask the real estate

agent anything you like about the property,”

he says. “They are also required to tell you

everything they know and not withhold

any details.”

If you’re not sure what to ask, here’s a handy

list of questions. Open homes can be busy,

so ask the agent if you can talk on the

phone, or send questions via email.

- Have there been any issues with the

property, such as earthquake damage or

water-tightness?

- Are there any offers on the property,

or have any contracts been cancelled by

potential buyers?

- How long has it been on the market? What

is the seller’s preferred settlement date?

- What maintenance, repairs or

improvements have been carried out? Do

these have permits?

- Is there a Land Information Memorandum

(LIM) available or a building report

prepared by an accredited property

surveyor?

- Is the property well-maintained? What

condition are the roof, piles, wiring, and

plumbing in?

- Is the property insulated? If so, to what

degree (eg walls, underfloor, ceiling)?

- Is there any risk of methamphetamine (P)

contamination?

- If there is a body corporate (usually for

apartments), what does that entail?

- Are there any issues with neighbours or

planned developments?

“If you are seriously considering making an

offer, you will need to do your own research

and seek professional advice. It may well

become your home, so you need to know as

much about it as possible to save unhappy

surprises later,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Knowing the right questions to ask is a

good starting point.”

I guide and support my clients through the

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I will listen to you and will make sure your

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Contact me today to discuss our brand

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35 Elizabeth Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 Rotherham Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

25A Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

11d Dynes Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

8 Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

3/836 Hoskyns Road, West Melton

Bayleys Canterbury

35 Vasari Grange, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

786 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

727 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

31 Amur Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

236 Lakeside Ridge Road, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 High Street, Kirwee

Matson & Allan Darfield

11 Retford Common, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

1207 Leeston Dunsandel Road, Dunsandel

Bayleys Canterbury

2 George Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

500 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln

Harcourts Rolleston

38 Lansdowne Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

48 Clausen Avenue, Leeston

Harcourts Hornby

362 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

12 George Street, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

149 Adams Road, West Melton

Harcourts Rolleston

1 Lemonwood Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Rolleston

116 Shepherd Avenue, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

4 Granite Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 De Renzie Drive, Kirwee

Ray White Rolleston

15 Taumutu Road, Southbridge

Harcourts Hornby

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RAY WHITE

Rolleston 03 347 9988

www.rwRolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

PROPERTY BROKERS

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

BAYLEYS

CANTERBURY 03 375 4700

www.bayleys.co.nz

Harcourts

www.fourseasons.

Harcourts.co.nz

Harcourts HORNBY 03 349 9919

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711

Harcourts LINCOLN 03 662 9933

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

Rolleston 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204

LEESTON 03 324 3704


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REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

42 Rossington Drive, West Melton

32 Pentire Parade, Lincoln

OffERS OvER $864,000

Spectacular Style and Space!!

**Set Date: all offers to be presented 5pm 19th March (unless sold prior)

Undeniable style & substantial proportions unite at this exceptional four-bedroom property that has been

designed without compromise. Thoughtfully planned & beautifully executed, this considerably sized

home can comfortably cater to family living with a floor plan of 294m2. Features throughout include

central ducted heating, a heat pump, feature gas fire, underfloor heating, gas hot water & LED lighting.

Set on an expansive 2100m2 section sprawling lawns, manicured gardens & an array of patios deliver

ample options for alfresco dining & relaxation. The theme of expanse continues with triple-car garaging

that’s accompanied by abundant off-street parking. A pleasure to present, don’t delay – contact Mike

today for your time to view.

147 Lowes Road, Rolleston

DEADLiNE SALE

Quality, Style and Comfort!

**All offers to be presented 5pm 11th March (unless sold prior)

Immaculately presented from top-to-toe, design & decor partner superbly at this privately positioned

4 bedroom home which offers quality living in a relaxed locality with beautifully landscaped gardens

providing a charming outlook that’s ideally easy-care. Two heat pumps & under-tile heating in both

bathrooms assures a comfortable indoor climate while a carpeted internal access double garage &

extensive off-street space only heighten this home’s appeal. Reassuringly constructed by Mark Tonkie of

Tonkie Construction, this property has 7 years remaining on its Master Build Guarantee which provides

additional reassurance.

Contact Mike today for more information.

138 Ridge Road, Lincoln

DEADLiNE SALE

Convenient Location & Superb Presentation!

**All offers to be presented 5pm 18th March (unless sold prior)

Peacefully nestled in the exceptionally convenient setting of Aristotle Lane, this superbly presented

four-bedroom home is in zone for Clearview Primary & is suitably arranged for modern family living. A

centrally placed & generous open plan area is the focus of everyday living & comprises the contemporary

kitchen, dining area & lounge with another formal lounge adjacent. Four bedrooms are serviced by two

bathrooms, the master of which boasts an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, while a separate laundry is a

further bonus. Our vendors are committed to a sale & a change of ownership is imminent.

Contact Mike to find out more.

DEADLiNE SALE

Soul Soothing Serenity

**All offers to be presented 5pm 12th March (unless sold prior)

The unsurpassable tranquillity of country living is offered in spades at this 3.64ha lifestyle block which

hosts a charming three-bedroom home that’s situated in an enchanting rural environment. Outbuildings

that occupy the section include a 7 bay stable combined with mare scanning unit + covered yards for

cattle including crush, attached hay shed, tack room and wood storage and finally a three-bay garage

with automatic doors. A 54 metre well supplies both the house and land. Seven sheltered and watered

paddocks plus approx. 50 mature hazelnut trees complete the lifestyle package.

Buyers wanting a peaceful environment with multiple use options and shelter from the north easterly

winds, should contact Mike now for more information and viewing options.

12 Rhyolite Court, Rolleston 139 Lowes Road, Rolleston

OffERS OvER $599,000 OffERS OvER $749,000

Solid As A Rock!

**Set Date: all offers to be presented 12pm 12th March (unless sold prior)

In a quiet cul-de-sac this spacious three bedroom Peter Ray Home shouts creativity & homely space.

Every detail has been thoughtfully considered for practical & stylish living. Sunny and bright, this home

has a spacious feel with recessed ceilings adding interest & height, with every seat having a window

view. Features abound throughout including gas cooking, fantastic storage, butlers pantry, tiled ensuite

shower, two heat pumps, log burner … the list goes on! Plus easy parking! Room for 4 cars & a trailer.

The double garage has a built in workbench, drop down ladder & 9m2 of flooring up top!

This is the house. The location is Stonebrook. Yes, it is quiet! And yes, it is priced to sell!

Call Elyse now to find out more.

Spacious Haven of Relaxation!

Offering large-scale living in a park-like setting in Aristotle Lane, this superb property boasts impressive

dimensions & delivers an exceptionally comfortable lifestyle in the heart of Rolleston. With six

bedrooms, two bathrooms, three toilets & two generous living areas, this home is set on a sprawling

1880sqm established section. Energy efficiency & comfort have been thoughtfully considered with the

home featuring solar panels, an HRV system, a night store heater, log burner & gas fire. Families will

adore the proximity to in-zone Clearview Primary, which is just five minutes away on foot, while a short

drive will lead you to the areas extensive array of amenities. Viewing is encouraged to truly appreciate

all that is on offer here - contact Mike to arrange now.

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Elyse Campbell

021 187 6217

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

Administrator

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)

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