North Canterbury News: March 05, 2020

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Policeare urgingpeople to help to put

the brakes on vehicle thefts,

particularly utesand four­wheeldrives.

Hurunui sub­area police

supervisor, Sergeant Rob Irvine, says

the thefts, which includetrailers,are

an issueinNorthCanterbury.

The Waimakariri district is the most

commonly targeted area, he says.

He urges residents to be more

security conscious, lock their vehicles

and secure trailerssothey are not

such easy pickings for would­be

thieves.

Sergeant Irvine also urges anyone

who sees someone acting suspiciously

in ayard, paddock or up adriveway to

contact the police.

He says many vehicles are being

stolen for joy­ridingand are often

dumped, or set alight in riverbeds.

Others are beingtargetedfor parts.

‘‘There are rumours about‘chop

shops’ but thisdoesn’t appear to be a

huge issue,’’ he says.

Arecent search of apropertyin

relationtostolen vehicles had failed

to uncover any illegal activity.

‘‘The police need the help of the

publictohelp catch people stealing

thesevehicles,’’ he says.

Sergeant Irvine says the Hurunui

district now has 80 crime cameras,

which are provinghelpfulinsolving

crime.

‘‘We will be building on that number

of cameras too,’’hesays.

He says some modernvehicles were

targeted for sale, but most were

dumped, stripped, crashed or set

alight.

To contact the police dial111 in an

emergency. For all other callsdial

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Moving on ... Jill May, left, and her sister, Sandra Blackadder, have sold their Rangiora Shoe Lines business after 35 years of trading

in High Street.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Big shoes to fill in Rangiora’sHigh Street

By SHELLEY TOPP

Rangiora Shoe Lines owners, sisters

Jill May and Sandra Blackadder, have

sold their business after 35 years

tradinginHigh Street.

However, the shoebusiness will

remain ahigh profile presence in High

St under its new owner, Ohoka’s

RebeccaBarker, who will take over on

May 1.

Rebeccawill retainRangiora Shoe

Lines staff Linda MacDonald and

Debby Heard.

Although Jill, who lives in Ashley, and

Sandra, who lives in Waikuku,have

loved working together in the business,

they bothfeel the time is rightfor a

change.

Their last day behindthe counter will

be Thursday, April30.

‘We have lovedseeing our small town,

Rangiora,evolve overtime, and love

the interaction with all of our

customers,’’ Sandrasays.

‘‘A lot of our customers have become

friends over time and it has been

amazing seeing their own families grow

up over the years.’’

They bothhave apassionfor footwear

and boughtthe business when the

originalownerwas nearing

retirement.

‘‘We approached him and the deal

was sealed,’’ Jill said.

Untilthen,Jill had been working as a

hairdresser and Sandra had abanking

background.

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Country music festival proposed

By DAVID HILL

Aproposal to establish a

Waimakariri Country Music

Festival has the backingof

MayorDan Gordon.

The idea has been proposed

by Woodend Beach Country

MusicClub

presidentKevin

Taylor, who hopes to

join forces with the

Rangiora and

Kaiapoi country

musicclubs to plan

an annual festival.

Representatives

of the threeclubs

met with Mr Gordon

recently to discuss

the fate of the Woodend Beach

Camp Ground sound shell,

whichwas builtalmost70years

ago, and the prospect of it

beingrestored as avenue for a

district­wide country music

festival.

‘‘Fordecades it was popular

with campers and the local

community, but it has not been

well used for along time,

especially since the earthquakes

and, as astructure,

it is nearing the end of its life,’’

Sisters sell shoe business after 35 years

From Page 1

Kevin Taylor

Fibre for Oxford

Many changes have occurred during the

35 years they have been in business

together.

‘‘There are alot more chain stores,

and not so many independents left,’’ Jill

says. ‘‘Rangiora’s High St has gone full

circle in our time. Originally it was twoway

traffic and parallel parking. This

Mr Gordonsays.

Councilstaffare considering

options for its futureand, while

it is likely to be demolished,

rebuilding it has not been

ruled out.

‘‘It’s aboutestablishing what

is the best use for the sound

shell and whether

there are more

suitable venues in

the district for a

festival.’’

Mr Gordon, a

country musicfan,

says he is keen to

supportthe

Ultra­fast broadband is on its way to Oxford.

The build will be finished next year, which

will enable nearly 700 homes and businesses in

Oxfordtoconnect to fibre broadband.

Once the work is completed, apostcard will

be delivered to every property explaining how

to connect. Residents should then call their

provider and ask for fibre.

Choruswill hold apublicsession next

Wednesday, March 11. Experts will answer

questions at the Pearson Park Pavilion on Main

Street, Oxford,from 3pm to 6pm.

creation of a

country music

festival in the

district.

‘‘Whilethe Woodend Beach

CampGround sound shell may

or may not feature in sucha

festival,Ihave asked staff to

work with the clubs to explore

what venuesmightbesuitable

andtohelp them with the

festivalconcept.’’

TheWoodend Beach

Country MusicClub already

organisesanannual festival,

butMrTaylorbelievesitcould

be much bigger if the three

was changed to one­way traffic and

angle parking, and now it has returned

to how it originally was.’’

Although the sisters both love shoes,

they have different tastes in the styles

they prefer.

Jill loves the classic court styles with

areasonable­height heel, while Sandra

loves the European styles.

The popular retailers have been

Consultation ... Local country music enthusiasts chat to

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon about the fate of the Woodend

Beach Camp Ground Sound Shell.

PHOTO:KEVIN TAYLOR

clubs join forces.

He says festivals in Motueka,

Westport and Cromwell are

major drawcards for people

from aroundNew Zealand.

‘‘Theycan get anything up to

600 campervansatthe

Westport festival, so it could be

areal boost for Waimakariri

and Dan is keen on it.’’

Mr Taylor’s vision is for a

three­dayfestival shared

aroundthe district.

If the soundshell is not

available,the Rangiora

Showgrounds is one option,

withevening eventsatthe

Kaiapoi Club and Rangiora

RSA.Kaiapoi’s Trousselot

Parkrotunda is an optionfor

‘‘walk­ups’’ on Sunday.

‘‘We’re looking to form a

committee with three

representativesfrom eachclub

and it willbeuptothe

committee to decide on the

timing, venues and formatfor

the festival.’’

Centre upgrade costs trimmed

The Waimakariri District Council

has approved arevised upgrade

plan for its Rangiora service

centre, savingnearly $2 million in

the short term.

Council staff opted to focus on

upgrading essential services,

resulting in areduced budget of

$4.8m, wellbelow the $6.7m signed

off last year.

Mayor Dan Gordon says the

money will be spent on replacing

the heating, the old air

conditioning system, carpet,

ground floor bathrooms, painting,

lighting, ceiling tiles, some

internal refit and other services.

Roof replacement and

sustainability options will be

considered if the budget allows.

Other project elements will be

deferred, tobeconsidered as part

of afuture joint service centre and

Rangiora libraryupgrade.

strong supporters of the North

Canterbury community over the years

and are pleased the new owner is ‘‘like

us and has lived in North Canterbury

most of her life’’.

Jill and Sandra want to thank all their

customers for their support and say

they are excited to know that the

business is left in the capable hands of

Rebecca.

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Coveringup... OperationCover Up founder Liz Clarke,left,ofTaupo,joins North Canterbury volunteers Maureen Braun, Maureen

McQuarrie and Barbara Godfrey, in immersing herself in the latest collection of blankets ready to be shipped to eastern Europe. PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

Team aims for blanket coverage

By DAVID HILL

About150 people gathered at

the RangioraBaptist Church

last weekend to mark 20 years

of supportingorphans in

eastern Europe.

Operation CoverUpwas

founded in 2000 by Liz Clarke,

of Taupo, with the goal of

knittingblanketstokeep

orphanswarm in winter in

Moldova in eastern Europe.

Aspecialmorningtea was

held in the church hall,where

Liz spoke about the history of

Operation CoverUp.

‘‘I sponsoredachildin

Moldova and Iheardthey

didn’t haveany blanketson

theirbeds and it wasminus

five degrees in the winter.

‘‘I putanadvertisementin

the paper for blankets for my

little boy’s orphanage and we

got more than 200.’’

She thenapproached the

Mission Without Borders’

national director and became

the national co­ordinatorfor

Operation CoverUp.

NorthCanterbury

volunteersjoinedthe effort

the following year when

Kaiapoi’s Maureen Braun

became the first South Island

co­ordinator.

‘‘We got 240 blankets in our

firstyear and one year we got

more than2000, and there’s

been thousandsofpeople

involved,’’Maureensays.

Over the years Canterbury

knittershave produced

around 17,000 blankets,18,000

jerseys and around80,000

otherknitted itemsfor

Operation CoverUp.

The national tallyis143,000

blankets, 147,000jerseysand

‘‘millions of other items’’,

including toiletries,

stationeryand sports

equipment. ‘‘Everything is

new,’’ Liz says.

Two shipping containers

are sent from Aucklandeach

yeartobedistributed to

orphanages, low income

families,the elderly and

street people in eastern

Europe.

‘‘Itcosts $16,000per

container, but the money

always seems to come in.’’

Liz has visited eastern

Europe to see first­hand the

difference Operation Cover

Up is making.

‘‘It’s not just that you give

themsomething, it’s the fact

thatsomeone cares.

‘‘Some of themhave never

beengiven anything before so

the fact that someone from

the other side of the world has

sentthem something, they

justcan’tget over it.’’

Operation Cover Up has

alsochanged the livesofthose

who contribute to the cause,

she says.

‘‘They love it. It’sgiven

thousands of people asense

of purpose,enjoyment and

friendship.’’

Liz has written abook, The

Warmth of Love,aboutthe

first 20 years of Operation

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business issues are invited to applyfor

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McKenzie.

Ticket sales fromarecent Thrive

networking event havekick­started the

fund,which is designed to support local

businessescommitted to making

positive changesinthe local community

who needassistancetoovercome a

business­related challenge.

“I am reallypassionate about

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Council to advertise top job

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Hurunui District Council has agreed

to begin the recruitment processfor its

chiefexecutive role.

Chiefexecutive HamishDobbie’s

employment contract ends in September.

He has been the CEO forthe pastseven

years.

Underthe Local Government Act, chief

executivescan be appointed for up to five

years. When the termexpires, the council

is permitted to extendthe termofthe

contractfor up to two years.

When the extension expiresthe council

must advertisethe role.

The council agreed to atwo­year

extension in 2018, so mustnow advertise

the position.

It decided lastThursdaythat a

recruitment agencywould be employed

to run the process, and advertisingwould

begininMarch.

The council looked at running the

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process itself, but decided to use an

external consultant, with three

expressionsofinterest being sought. A

sub­committee of three will decidewhich

agencywill run the recruitmentprocess.

Beforejoiningthe Hurunui council, Mr

Dobbiespent six years as chief executive

of Lakes Environmental Limited,

heading about 85 staff, delivering

regulatory servicestothe Queenstown

Lakes DistrictCouncil and others.

Beforethis, he held executive business

development, processing and technical

management positions.

If he is not reappointed, he has to be

notifiedbyJune 2020 to allow for athreemonth

notice period.

The timeframealso allowstime foran

incoming applicant to give sufficient

noticetotake up the role by September

16.

Mr Dobbie had no commentwhen

asked whetherhewould reapply for the

position.

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Cake cutting ...

Cr Joan Ward, left,

who played an

integral role in

fundraising for

Rangiora’s Dudley

Park Aquatic

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10th birthday cake

with Waimakariri

Mayor Dan Gordon

and Jim Gerard,

who was mayor

during the initial

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Poolpatrons marked10years

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Aquatic Centre lastweek.

Waimakariri MayorDan

Gordon paidtribute to the

efforts of the community in

raising $3 million towards the

$9.5m project to produce ‘‘what

is atreasured community

facility’’.

‘‘From makingjam and

selling raffle tickets, right

through to donated funds, time

and materials, thisfacility is

due, in large part, to the hard

work and community spirit of

the people of our district.

‘‘It was amajorexercise

getting this project over the

line.’’

Communityfundraising

raisedaround$1.8m before

work began on the building of

the facility,while local

businessesmade monthly

contributions to help the

council pay its capitalworks

loan,which broughtthe

community’s contribution up to

$3m, Mr Gordon says.

He says around 200,000

people use the pool eachyear

and the facility runs regular

swimming programmes for the

community.

‘‘As it turned out, if the

council hadn’tbuilt this

facility, following the

earthquakes we would have

been without theability to

provide swimming for our

community, especially with the

Kaiapoi poolout of action.’’

Nowthat the poolhas served

thecommunity for adecade,

council staffare taking the

opportunity to review its role

forthe future,MrGordon says.

‘‘Staffare working on

improvementswhich will be

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year and Iknow the Youth

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In the Electoratewith

MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

Authorised by MattDoocey,Level1ConwayLane,188 High Street,Rangiora.

We will remember

Next week, Cantabrians and New

Zealanders standtogethertoreflect on

the tragic events of March15aswe

acknowledgethe first anniversary of the

Christchurch shootings.

The disbeliefwefelt that this

horrendous event happenedhere was

overtaken by adesire to stand up and say

that these acts do not reflect us, or our

beliefs as anation that supports diversity

and welcomes migrants.

New Zealanderscan be proud to saywe

were broughtcloserand theoutpouring

of supportand loveshown to our Muslim

community will be rememberedaslong

as the acts thatengenderedthem.

Aquick update on the urgent safety

measures our communityare callingfor

on State Highway 1, and the Woodend

Bypass: Ihave set up an email campaign

whereresidentswho believe the

government needstocommit to these

projects in its Budget in May can email

TransportMinisterPhil Twyford directly

from the web page, buildthebypass.co.nz.

At the requestofsome Woodend

business owners, Ihave also invited Jim

Harland of theNew ZealandTransport

Agency to meet themtoanswerquestions

around the bypass and traffic safety

improvements. This is an opportunity for

businesses to connectwith NZTA to be

informedonwhat’shappening. Please

contactmyoffices if you want to attend.

As National’smental health

spokesperson, and after successfully

advocating for New Zealand’s firstCross

Party Mental Healthand Addictions

Group, Iamlooking forward to

participating on apanel at theNew

Zealand Mental HealthConference in

Christchurch.

Before politics, Iworked in mental

health and Iknow that accesstogood

mental-health servicesisasimportant as

access to physical health services.

I’m inviting our Filipino communityto

asalu salo (shared meal) thismonth with

Paulo Garcia,New Zealand’s first MP of

Filipino descent, and Stuart Smith,MP

for Kaikoura.This will be agreat chance

to connect with our Filipino community

and I’m looking forward to it. Contact my

offices if you want to attend.

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Chance to have asay

The council’sDraftAnnualPlan willbe

openfor consultationsoon. I'mexcited

about the document as it is my first annual

planasmayor.

The Draft Annual Planisan

opportunitytotalk to ourcommunity

about the priorities ahead and give

citizens achancetohave theirsay about

the direction of the council.

Thisplan takes placeduringthe third

yearofour 10-yearplan,soinessenceit’s

abusiness-as-usual approach.

The WaimakaririDistrict is agreat

place to workand live. We aremoving

frompost-earthquake regenerationto

focusing on spending wiselyonthe

infrastructure we needtoaccommodate

our anticipatedgrowth.

We will reach an expected population

of 75,000by2028 and we needtomake

sureweare ready.

We also have to balance thisgrowth

withmaking surewecontinue to have a

healthy environment.

The topics in this Annual Planfocus on

infrastructure and planningwhichaims to

do both.

Someofthe itemsonwhichwewant to

hearresidents’ thoughts includethe

futureofthe Three Waters infrastructure

(drinking,wasteand storm water),

following the announcement of acentral

Governmentregulator,and testing

support for funding preliminary design

foracommunity hubonregenerationland

in Kaiapoi.

We have also taken theopportunity

withinthe consultationdocument to

updateresidents on severalsignificant

projects currently under way, suchasthe

Stadium Waimakariri build,

sustainabilityand climatechange, and

park-and-ride facilityprogress,among

otherupdates.

Oneprojectwehave revised is the

updatetothe council’s Rangiora office

building, choosing to focus on essential

upgrades and defer adecision on

significant aspects until theLong Term

Plan nextyear.

Consultation on the Draft Annual Plan

opens on March 6and closesonApril 6.

Formoreinformationoneachproposal,

andtohave yoursay, visit

waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk.

Iencourageeveryonetotakeamoment

to readthisplan and sharetheir thoughts

on thecouncil’s direction.

Damming Lake Sumner: ‘Common sense’ or propaganda?

Dear Editor,

Despite his claims of

support (North Canterbury

News,February 27), Isuspect

that I’m not alone in a

weariness with Mr McCaskey’s

Lake Sumner obsession.

Indeed, Iamutterly fed up

with his dogged determination

to degrade Lake Sumner and

the Hurunui river system in

pursuit of private profit.

Mr McCaskey’s description

of the Hurunui District as a

‘‘mini-California’’ would be

derisory if it weren’t so

dangerous.

The unsustainable appetite

of the State of California for

water and power had, until

recently, effectively destroyed

riverine ecosystems over a

hinterland of many thousands

of square kilometres –much of

it well upriver and far outside

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the state itself.

Some of this damage has

since been remediated, partly

through drawn-out legal action

by Native American tribes

whose traditional rights had

been ignored (are you reading

this Ngai Tahu?).

In fact, over the last 30 years,

just in California itself, more

than 100 small dams have been

removed .

In 2015, the breaching of the

San Clemente Dam on the

Carmel River was the largest

dam removal in state history.

Dams have been removed

because of the damage they

have done to river ecology and

biodiversity. Don’t believe it?

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Google “California dams”.

So, should you happen to

support John McCaskey’s

vision for amini California,

then you need to be alot more

careful what you wish for.

The proposed raising of the

level of Lake Sumner, as well

as aproposal to dam the south

branch of the Hurunui, was

effectively ruled out through

the democratic planning

process. This was affirmed and

then re-affirmed by the courts.

Nonetheless, there are still

interested parties who will not

accept the outcome. Like

spoiled children, denied

lollies, they use political

pester power to try to get their

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way. Is it perhaps time to dust

off that earlier abandoned

application for aWater

Conservation Order?

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Yours,

John Richardson

Rangiora

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An age-friendly district is alaudable goal

9

Dear Editor,

Iwrite in reply to the letter

printed last week regarding the

Age­friendly Waimakariri Plan.

The population of the

Waimakariri District aged over­

65 years is currently estimated

at 20 percent of the total

population and is expected to

reach 30% by 2048.

For that reason, it is

important that our district’s

services, supports and

activities consider the needs of

our older residents, both now

and well into the future.

The Age­friendly

Waimakariri Plan was

developed in consultation with

an extensive range of

community organisations that

support our older residents.

Their feedback, as well as

input from more than 500 older

residents themselves,

contributed to the priorities

detailed in the plan.

There is significant

community concern for the

wellbeing of our older people.

In response to the points

raised in the letter, Ican advise

that:

This council makes no

financial contribution to the

World Health Organisation.

But, as aprovider of community

services, we would wish to align

our services with best­practice

models for ensuring safety,

wellbeing, inclusion and equal

opportunity for all residents

As acouncil, we value the

skills, knowledge and life

experience of our older people.

We greatly respect the

contribution that many have

made —and continue to make

—tothis community.

We are committed to

ensuring rates increases are

minimised and Ican assure you

that resourcing for the Agefriendly

Plan facilitation has

not contributed to the proposed

2020/21 rates increase.

Costs associated with the

delivery of this project are

externally funded via the

Ministry of Social Development

Office for Seniors,

philanthropic funding streams,

and from accumulated outsidesourced

funding.

The ministerial launch held

in February was an addition to

the minister’s already­planned

visit to the city and occurred at

no cost to our ratepayers.

The council has supported

the Age­friendly Project and

our hope is that this district will

be an age­friendly community

as defined by the Office for

Seniors: Aplace where you can

stay connected, healthy, active

and respected, whatever your

age.

Iencourage anyone who has

concerns with this, or any other

council plan, to contact me and

arrange atime to meet.

Yours,

Dan Gordon

Waimakariri Mayor

Woodendroading

Dear Editor,

Iwould be more inclined to

support Waimakariri MP Matt

Doocey’s call to lobby the

Minister of Transport if he had

lobbied as hard for the basic

Roadside protest ... Rally for Woodend protesters outside Owen Stalker Park, where arally was held last

month in support of aState Highway 1bypass.

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safety improvements as he has

for the by­pass.

The much­needed safety

improvements on State

Highway 1through Woodend

have been needed for avery

long time —well before the

term of the current Labour

Government. Nothing was done

by previous National

governments, and the National

Party dominated the

Waimakariri District Council.

Ravenswood has been

populated for well over ayear

now and it is adisgrace and

shame on all the politicians

involved that the safety

improvements on SH1, vital to

cope with the extra traffic

generated, are still not in place.

The safety improvements will

have the effect of slowing

traffic through Woodend,

something not welcomed by the

powerful road transport

industry, and it is this that

accounts for all the political

duck­shoving.

Yours,

David Jones

Woodend

Stream concerns

Dear Editor,

Having lived by Ward Park

alongside the Northbrook

Stream for 30 years, lam

wondering if there is any

special reason why, for the past

two or three weeks, the stream

has been bone dry, save for a

couple of times of heavy rain.

There was high flow then, but

within two days it was utterly

dry again. In that 30 years there

has been at least atrickle.

Could there be some diversion

further upstream, maybe?

Yours,

R. L. Reid,

Rangiora

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High­five ... Gemma Weston high­fives the crowd on the Williams Street bridge during a

display of flyboarding during the Kaiapoi River Carnival and Boat Show.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

River antics abig hit

with carnival crowd

By DAVID HILL

Flyboarder Gemma Watson was highfiving

the crowd on the Williams St bridge

during the Kaiapoi River Carnivaland

Boat Show on Sunday.

Gemmaand her brother,Beau Weston,

both from Queenstown, performedtheir

acrobatics on the water before an

appreciative crowd.

Onlookers on the bridgewere delighted

when Gemmapowered up from the water

to high­five them.

Championjet boater Simon Gibbons, of

Mandeville, showedplentyofpower and

pace on the river, while localchildren took

to the waterinrafts and walkedthe plank.

Beau Weston was impressedwith the

crowd.

‘‘Thecrowd wasgood. It was agreat

turnout today. It was awesome,lots of

interactionfrom the crowd and everyone

was cheering and high­fiving.

‘‘Good feedback fromeveryone we’ve

talked to so far. They’re loving it.’’

GemmaWeston,the 2015 women’s

flyboardingworld champion, says she

enjoys the crowd interaction.

‘‘I couldn’thigh­five everyone,Ihad to

watchwhere the jet ski was. People love it

when you high­five them and Imissed a

few people, but Ijust couldn’t reach them,’’

she says.

‘‘When you seethe smiles and the waves

and everyone is filming, you know

everyone is happy and lovingit.’’

The pair said it was their first time

performing in Kaiapoi, but they were keen

to return,especially with an aquatic park

proposed for the town.

Beau saysthere is no reason Kaiapoi

couldnot produce New Zealand’s next

flyboardingworld champion.

Gemmasays Kaiapoi is ‘‘perfect for

flyboarding’’.

‘‘If you have aset­up thereand you get

enough peoplecoming through, it would

be afavourite for sure.’’

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KAIAPOI VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE 150TH ANNIVERSARY

16 The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

Street parade part of brigade celebrations

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deputy chief fire officer Matt McPhee

says.

The brigade will open the doors at its

Hilton Street station to the public on

Monday from 7pm and will offer asafety

programme for local schools during the

week.

‘‘We are focusing on our safety

programme and making people aware of

the hazards around their houses and

what they can put in place.

‘‘We’re focusing on the younger kids

because they seem to respond better

and they get excited when they see the

big, red firetrucks.’’

On display will be afully restored 1921

Dennis fire appliance, pumping water

with aflathead V8 trailer pump.

More than 130 members past and

present will be attending the weekend

celebrations, beginning with abarbecue

on Friday evening.

The public is invited to astreet parade

at 10.30am on Saturday, which will

proceed along Williams St and park up

on red­zone land, across the road from

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The brigade responds to around 300

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It has already responded to more 60

incidents so far this year, Matt says.

‘‘The Kaiapoi North School fire (in

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events locally and we were heavily

involved with the Port Hills fire (in

2017), and in Nelson last year.’’

Chief fire officer Tim Reynolds is also

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He says firefighters are being

increasingly exposed to trying

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attending to our volunteers and making

sure they are OK.’’

The brigade has 34 volunteers,

including 30 trained firefighters, as well

as operational support personnel and

brigade personnel, who assist with

administration and clean­up.

Matt says the brigade can always do

with more volunteers, especially those

who are available on weekdays, as many

of the firefighters work out of town.

An employer recognition programme

is also in place to acknowledge the

support of businesses to the brigade.


KAIAPOI VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE 150TH ANNIVERSARY

The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

17

Nearly 460 have served over the decades

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi has one of the oldest

volunteer firebrigades in the

country.

Retired firefighterPaul

Croucher has compiledabook on

the Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire

Brigade’s 150­year history, which

he willpresent at the brigade’s

celebrationdinner on March14.

The brigade wasformed at a

public meeting on March9,1870,

called by theKaiapoi Municipal

Board, with 21 volunteers signing

up as the town’s first firefighters.

Robert Wright wasselected as

the first superintendent and

Captain G. Burnipasassistant

superintendent.

George Blackwellwas one of

the original 21 volunteers and

became the third superintendent

from 1880.

One of thetraining procedures

for thenew brigade involved

piling up old woodenbeer crates

from the White StarBrewery in

different locationsaround the

town and setting them alight ‘‘to

challengefiremen on how long it

wouldtake themtoarrive and

extinguishthe fire’’, Paulsays.

‘‘Thefirst recorded firecall

was on Sunday, August 31, 1870at

6.30am when the fire bell gave

warning thatfire hadbrokenout

somewhere in the town,’’ Paul

writes. The fire was in asmall

building at MorrisonScholander

Fletcher &Co’s butchery, used

for smokingbacon and hams.

Asecond firewas on

November 24, 1870, at Oram’s

Pier Hotel during astrong

northwestwind. ‘‘Thewashhouse

and storeroom were well ablaze

by the time the brigade arrived

and the firewas threateninga

Chief ... George Blackwell was a

founding member and the

brigade’s third superintendent.

nearby shed and the Post Office

store.’’

By April 1871, the newly

formed Kaiapoi Municipal

Council (later borough council)

had converted an oldharbour

shed northofthe river, on the

corner of whatisnow Williams

and Charles streets, intoafire

station, withabell tower and a

recreation room.

Soonafter,the town’s fire

prevention committee and the

council jointly agreedtobuy a

new Shand Masonsteam­enginepowered

fire pumpfrom Britain

for £598.

The new pump arrived in

Lyttelton in March 1874 aboard

the Dilharree and was sent to

Kaiapoi by train.

WhenWorld War 1broke out in

1914, thebrigade’snumbers were

depleted when 15 firefighters

werecalled up for service.

Later,the war department

seized all horses, so, withpublic

help, the steamer and hand

Steaming ahead ... Kaiapoi VolunteerFire Brigademembers withthe ShandMason Steamerin1874.

pumpwere physically pushed to

fires until Mr Boniface, the local

grain merchant, offered his

truck.

In all, four brigade members

diedinthe war.

‘‘After the war,New Zealand

was hit by aflu epidemic thatin

turnswept through Kaiapoi,

which keptthe brigadebusy

transporting the sickand dead to

amakeshifthospital and morgue

in the technical school.’’

Overthe last 150 years,457

membershave servedwith the

Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire Brigade,

withthe longest­serving member

being senior firefighter Roy

Adams, who completed 50 years

lastyear.

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Fully restored

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Mason steamer

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Christchurch.

Matt Doocey

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River fun at heart of carnival

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Never learned how to knit?

Fancy turning your hand to

quilting? How about making your

own clothes?

These are all skills that many

people’s mothers or

grandmothers mastered early in

life, but seem to have faded out of

vogue over the last 50 years.

Janne Clare, of Jannz Craft

Shop in Oxford, says many of her

customers are now eager to

remedy that situation.

‘‘I have been asked for sewing

classes for some time —there’s

kind of ahalf­generation that

didn’t get taught by their mothers

and grandmothers, and now

they’re hungry to learn.

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sewing machine and how to put

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‘‘I’ll keep rolling the beginners

over as long as there’s demand,

and then follow on with more

advanced classes.’’

Other ideas in the pipeline

include lessons in dressmaking,

quilting and pattern­making. She

is also planning asilk­ribbon

course for May, for which a

woman from Christchurch and

two friends from Australia have

already enrolled.

She is also looking at getting

locals to run workshops in the

Treat ... Lyn Wood, right, of

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hamper from pharmacist Tracie

Miller.

different crafts they enjoy, from

paint­pouring and paintthrowing

to more traditional arts

such as crocheting and knitting.

Tree decoration classes for

Oxford’s midwinter Christmas

are also on the drawing board.

She and neighbouring

businesses will follow up on this

year’s popular Valentine’s Day

hamper giveaway with three

more for Easter.

‘‘It’s about grassroots business

initiatives giving back to the

community.’’

Car ready to go

Acommunity vehicle,

boughtwith the supportof

the Hawarden Waikari

Lions Club, is ready to

roll.

The car will provide a

transport option for rural

community memberswho

do not have access to

pubic transport or taxis.

Agrowingnumber of

volunteers have offered

their services to the

Hawarden,Waikari

Community Vehicle Trust

to helpittoprovide a

viable, dignified and

affordable means of

transport.

The initiative also

means people can

remain in their homes

and maintain critical

links and accessto

services.

Trust chairwoman

Marie Black says the

vehicleisanimportant

social factor in

maintaining the age

diversity in the

community.

She says the governance

board has dedicated alot

of time to establishing the

serviceand putting

protocols in place.

It is now pleasedtobe

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NEWS

The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

21

Plan goes out for consultation

By DAVID HILL

The Waimakariri District

Council has signed off its draft

2020/21 annualplan to go out

for public consultation

tomorrow.

As signalledinJanuary, it

proposes an average 4percent

ratesrise across the district.

The council is seeking

feedback on the future

provision of the ‘‘three waters’’

services and the proposed

Kaiapoi community hub.

The governmentisproposing

to establish anew Crown water

services regulator to oversee

drinkingwater standards

across the country.

Its scope is likely to be

extended to include waste

water and storm water

networks, MayorDan Gordon

says. ‘‘Wehave been

progressively investing in

water infrastructurefor the

pastdecade,but we’re moving

intoaperiodofuncertainty in

terms of what futuretreatment

willberequired.’’

Meantime, the councilplans

to continueinvestingin

improvements to three­water

infrastructure, but only when

there is aregulatory need to do

so. It is seeking feedback on

thisapproach.

AKaiapoi community hub is

proposed in the regeneration

area. It is expected to cost the

council $485,000, with $50,000

to be set aside in this year’s

annual plan and the balance to

be considered as part of next

year’s 2021/31 Long TermPlan

deliberations.

The council will alsoupdate

residents on freshwater

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Waimakariri and transport

proposals such as park­andridefacilities,cycleways,

the

Fernside/Flaxtonintersection

and the Woodend Bypass.

Consultationends on April6.


AUTUMN GARDENING

22 The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

Tender plants welcome aglasshouse stay

Preparing for the cooler months ... Tiered shelving gives

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Bulbs fundraiser

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that all funds raisedwill go into areas where

help is needed. The club has 4000 bulbs to

sell, available in bags of 10, sellingfor $10 per

bag. Thereare daffodils, jonquils and

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Mentoring

group to

benefit

By SHELLEY TOPP

Big Brothers Big SistersofNorth

Canterbury will once again benefit from

this year’sRangiora Festival of Colour, in

Victoria Park on Sunday, March 29.

‘‘Theydosuch an amazing job in North

Canterbury, mentoring young peopleand

we felt it was agreat fit withthe colour

festival, whichissopopular with families,’’

festival organiser Karl Horwarth said.

The charity received a$2000 donation

from last year’sfestival.

Big Brothers Big SistersofNorth

Canterbury mentor, co­ordinator and

administrator LauraBiddlecombe said the

festival’s ongoing support was ‘‘fantastic’’

as the organisation did not receiveany

Government funding.

It was reliantongrants and donations

from the community.

The money raised at the festival would be

used for avariety of things, she said.

‘‘It enables us to continue doing the work

we do.’’

The organisation’s aim is to make a

positive difference in the lives of young

peoplethrough strong and enduring,

professionally supported, mentoring

relationships.

It will have astall at the festival, which

runs from 10am to 4pm.

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District urged to get behind show

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The Sidey family has afive generation

link to the Hawarden A&P Association

dating back to 1907.

This year’s presidents, Jim and

Ramona Sidey, follow in the footsteps of

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Little, who was the association’s first

president.

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Jim also has two older adult children,

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They run 500 stud ewes, which

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also farm cattle and buy in stock to graze

on the property, of which the couple own

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Jim last year sent rams to Chile,

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This year he will travel to Brazil and

Uruguay, also to judge.

Jim and Ramona have farmed the

Waikari property for the past 13 years.

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farm ‘‘doing everything’’.

‘‘I love the sheep and dogs, and have

my own horse,’’ she says.

The couple urge the community to

swing in behind the show, which they

describe as an ‘‘awesome community

event’’.

Jim said it would be great to get more

people on board to help organise the

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They can then move through the ranks

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The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

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Dogs get their chance to shine in

afamily-orientated rural show

By ROBYN BRISTOW

‘‘Who Let the Dogs Out’’ is the theme of

this year’s Hawarden A&P Show.

Dogs will be rounding up ducks,

showing off their obedience skills,

displaying their agility, and showing

how adept they are at yarding sheep.

The North Canterbury Dog Training

Club will give adog obedience display at

the west end of the grounds, along with

adisplay of Rally­O, adog sport that can

be enjoyed by dogs (and people) of any

age and ability.

In Rally­O, the dog and their handler

are required to perform adifferent

exercise every few metres. Exercises

include combinations of turns, presents,

finishes, changes of position, heeling

around cones, halts, stays and jumps.

Even though Rally­O has evolved from

competitive obedience, it does not

require the same level of precision.

Dog owners are being encouraged to

bring along their dogs and show off their

abilities in the obedience and agility

classes, and try them out over an agility

training course.

There is also adress­up class for dog

lovers 10 years and under.

Husky Rescue Christchurch will also

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Working farm dogs will also show off

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will once again entertain in the terrier

race in centre ring.

The show, which has the community at

its heart, offers plenty of entertainment

in every corner of the picturesque

showgrounds.

Aspecial community area will host a

feast of entertainment, displays and

demonstrations.

PHOTO: FILE

There will be an inflatable climbing

wall, agiant bouncy castle, Silly Billy

the clown, aface­painting fairy, a

Sunflower sandpit, lolly scramble,

rides and plenty of side­shows for the

children.

The communityarea will host

inflatableaxe­throwing,

mechanical bullrides, and live

music featuring Katie Gunn and

the Hurunui College Band.

BradLake,representing

Koaka, Original Canvas and

Brothers Green, will give a

presentationinthe community

areaat10am. He will also be

speaking for Mainland Hemp,

about hemp products.

While Mycoplasma bovis has

had aprofound affect on the

show’s once strongcattle

section, Dunblane CattleStud

will ensure cattle remain a

feature.

The stud will have six

18­month­old Shorthorn bulls

on display, and six cows with

calves at foot.

AYoungPersons Challenge

run by the HurunuiYoung

Farmers Club willtake place

throughout the day near the

community area. The challenge

will provide plenty of tasks and

challenges for entrants.

Meanwhile, there willbe

plenty of action in the ring all

day, with pony and horse

classes, horse hunter classes

and showjumping.

Aroundthe grounds there will

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tractors and machinery,

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The show ends witha

community barbecue, and there

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The curtain will come down

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Taking abreak ... Hacks enjoy a

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Horses will be among awide array

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at this year’s show.

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HAWARDEN A&P SHOW, MARCH 21

28 The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

HAWARDEN A&P SHOW, MARCH 21

The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

29

Dogs get their chance to shine in

afamily-orientated rural show

By ROBYN BRISTOW

‘‘Who Let the Dogs Out’’ is the theme of

this year’s Hawarden A&P Show.

Dogs will be rounding up ducks,

showing off their obedience skills,

displaying their agility, and showing

how adept they are at yarding sheep.

The North Canterbury Dog Training

Club will give adog obedience display at

the west end of the grounds, along with

adisplay of Rally­O, adog sport that can

be enjoyed by dogs (and people) of any

age and ability.

In Rally­O, the dog and their handler

are required to perform adifferent

exercise every few metres. Exercises

include combinations of turns, presents,

finishes, changes of position, heeling

around cones, halts, stays and jumps.

Even though Rally­O has evolved from

competitive obedience, it does not

require the same level of precision.

Dog owners are being encouraged to

bring along their dogs and show off their

abilities in the obedience and agility

classes, and try them out over an agility

training course.

There is also adress­up class for dog

lovers 10 years and under.

Husky Rescue Christchurch will also

give aharness display.

Working farm dogs will also show off

their skills in the dog trials, where

huntaways and heading dogs will be put

through their paces.

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Birds of afeather ... Duck herding displays will be held throughout the day.

Donald Stuart will give displays of

duck herding throughout the day at

locations around the ring, and terriers

will once again entertain in the terrier

race in centre ring.

The show, which has the community at

its heart, offers plenty of entertainment

in every corner of the picturesque

showgrounds.

Aspecial community area will host a

feast of entertainment, displays and

demonstrations.

PHOTO: FILE

There will be an inflatable climbing

wall, agiant bouncy castle, Silly Billy

the clown, aface­painting fairy, a

Sunflower sandpit, lolly scramble,

rides and plenty of side­shows for the

children.

The communityarea will host

inflatableaxe­throwing,

mechanical bullrides, and live

music featuring Katie Gunn and

the Hurunui College Band.

BradLake,representing

Koaka, Original Canvas and

Brothers Green, will give a

presentationinthe community

areaat10am. He will also be

speaking for Mainland Hemp,

about hemp products.

While Mycoplasma bovis has

had aprofound affect on the

show’s once strongcattle

section, Dunblane CattleStud

will ensure cattle remain a

feature.

The stud will have six

18­month­old Shorthorn bulls

on display, and six cows with

calves at foot.

AYoungPersons Challenge

run by the HurunuiYoung

Farmers Club willtake place

throughout the day near the

community area. The challenge

will provide plenty of tasks and

challenges for entrants.

Meanwhile, there willbe

plenty of action in the ring all

day, with pony and horse

classes, horse hunter classes

and showjumping.

Aroundthe grounds there will

be sheep, poultry,horses, dogs,

trade displays,vintage cars,

tractors and machinery,

photography, flowers, home

produce, crafts,Lego, and fruit

and vegetable competitions.

The show ends witha

community barbecue, and there

will be one final fling for all

those gathered —alawnmower

race in the mainring at 6pm.

The curtain will come down

on the day at 7.30pm.

Taking abreak ... Hacks enjoy a

well­earned rest mid­afternoon as

temperatures began to climb at

last year’s Hawarden A&P Show.

Horses will be among awide array

of animals competing for honours

at this year’s show.

PHOTOS: FILE

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at last year’s

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Champion ...The winning giant pumpkin for 2015, which was grown in Hawarden.

Oddshaped pumpkins

could be winners

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The hunt is on for the heaviest,

funkiest, grooviest and puniest

pumpkins in the Hawarden area.

There are children’s classes for all

shapes and sizes, and the heaviest in

both the children’s and open section

will win its owner atrophy to put on

the mantelpiece for the year.

Marrows are also on the menu, with

children’s and open classes for the

heaviest of this edible treat.

The dry season may have stunted

the growth of some of these vegetables

early on, but it is hoped that potential

entrants might have been nurturing

them with some extra water to get

them to the show.

The fruit and vegetable section is a

feature at the show, and acredit to the

late Bob McIlraith, astalwart of the

event.

Bob was president of the Hawarden

A&P Show in 2001 and was elected a

life member in 2009.

He was also awarded aRoyal

Agricultural Society gold medal for

his contribution to the country show.

Bob began his contact with the show

when he entered vegetables soon after

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Donald Stuart is adept at getting his

ducks in arow.

He rounds them up with his dog, and

marches them through apurpose-built

duck-herding course.

The veteran dog trialler from Wairau

Valley, near Blenheim, began using

ducks in 1986 to help train his puppies,

after he ran out of sheep.

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entertainment the ducks and dogs

provided and took it on the road.

Today, he is in demand at events,

such as A&P shows, to show off his

duck-herding routine.

Even after 30 years, he still hasn’t run

out of ideas. His ducks march through a

series of ramps, tunnels, bridges, seesaw

and even take to the slippery slopes

of aslide.

Why ducks?

Well, chickens are clueless and geese

are too big, says Donald, who will be

giving three displays at various spots

around the Hawarden Showgrounds.

Everyone loves his show.


HAWARDEN A&P SHOW, MARCH 21

The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

31

Productive farms need healthy farmers

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Do you look after yourstock,

pasture and crops better than

yourself?

Dr Tom Mulholland, who has

30 yearsofexperience in

emergency medicine and

preventative health, will be at the

HawardenA&P Showon

Saturday, March 21, with his

retroChevy ambulancereadyto

provide check­ups.

He will alsobegiving afree

talk at the Waikari Hall on March

19, at 7pm.

He will be on hand in his

ambulancetogive freeblood

pressure checks and chat to allcomers

about their health, and

that of their family.

Dr Tom has been touring rural

New Zealand forthe pastfive

yearsinhis ambulance.

He has some storiestotell that

will improve and may even save

some lives.

‘‘Youare the mostimportant

assetonthe farm, so putthe

effort in, so thatyou are around

when your familyand farmneed

you,’’ he says.

Dr Tom has been an

ambassador for Farmstrong and

is on anationwide Walk the Talk

tour withPGG Wrightsonona

mission to get 200,000people to

measure, monitor and manage

theirown physical,mentaland

social health.

He founded the health risk

assessmenttoolKYND,which is

an app beingused by theforestry

industry,central and local

government,and dozensof

corporate clients to measure,

monitorand manage the health

risksofemployees.

The KYND wellnessapp can

be downloaded for freeusing the

code N8PGGFF, courtesy of PGG

Wrightson,toget acheck­up from

the neck up.

He started his career as a

forestertrainee.Hegained a1st

ClassHonours degree in

molecular genetics before

attending OtagoMedical School.

He moved to Taranaki to begin

his clinical career.

For the last13years he has

been an emergency department

doctor at Auckland City Hospital.

When not travelling,heliveson

his boat in Auckland.

He has been aprofessional

speaker for the last20years,

trying to keep people out of

hospital.

For the lastfive years he has

toured New Zealand in his retro

ChevyV8ambulanceand

circumnavigated the country in

his 40­footcatamaran,trying to

be the ambulanceatthe top of

the cliff.

He has been an honorary

lecturer in psychological

medicine at the Universityof

Auckland, written two

international best­selling books

on healthy thinking,and has

trained thousands of people how

to manage their emotions

through keynotepresentations,

e­learning andworkshops.

Dr Tom is an experienced

adventurer, surfer, snowboarder,

diverand pilot, who has his own

expedition company.

He received the New Zealand

DefenceForce’s special services

medalfor his workinthe 2004

Boxing Day tsunami, has worked

as aship’s doctor in the polar

regionsand run medicalclinics

in remote islands in the Pacific.

He has worked extensivelyin

hospitals and as arural GP in

New Zealand, including the

Chatham Islands.

He has been the doctor for the

Taranaki, EastCoastand Fijian

rugby teams, and surviveda

tsunami in Java in 1994.

He has hosted his own daily

television show on TV2,aweekly

radio show on Radio Live and

has written weekly for Stuff and

the SundayStar­Times on

wellnessand risk.

Dr Tom is apassionateparent

and has served on schoolboards,

the Taranaki District Health

Board, and has won awards in

business and leadership.

For moreinformation, go

online to drtomonamission.com,

kyndwellness.com, or

healthythinking.biz

Know your number ... Dr Tom

Mulholland is on awellness tour

and will be at the Hawarden A&P

Show. He is pictured taking John

Stiven’s blood pressure during

one of his South Island stopovers

last month.

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32 The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

Trish excited about school’sfuture

By DAVID HILL

Trish McKendry says it is an

exciting time to be anew school

principal in Kaiapoi.

The St Patrick’s Catholic

School principal has enjoyed her

opening weeks in the role, getting

to know the children, families

and the wider community.

‘‘I’m really excited because we

are about to enter anew era at St

Patrick’s.

‘‘We are starting out on a

significant building programme

and renovation of the classrooms

to modernise and enhance them,

and we have some new staff

coming on board and we want to

grow our role.

‘‘I consider myself very lucky to

have got this position as my first

principal role. The board has got

avery cool vision for the future

and it will be my role to honour

that.’’

Since the earthquakes, St

Patrick’s has been operating at

around 100 children, but has

capacity for 208, so there are

plenty of opportunities for

families to explore their Catholic

heritage.

Trish says she is excited to

work alongside the other Kaiapoi

school principals.

‘‘What I’m really enjoying is

how supportive the Kaiapoi

community is.

‘‘The other principals have

been really welcoming and the

way we work together

collaboratively is just amazing.

You don’t get that in the city.’’

Trish has 30 years of

experience teaching in

Christchurch, London and

Chicago, including 20 years as

either adeputy principal or

assistant principal.

‘‘I have spent time in the East

End of London and in Chicago,

and it was afairly eye­opening

experience.

‘‘Those schools were state

schools, but most of my

experience has been in Catholic

and private schools. That’s what I

have loved, the variety.

‘‘But children are very similar

wherever you go. They are just as

vibrant and enthusiastic,

regardless of the environment.’’

While she lives in

Christchurch, she is no stranger

to North Canterbury, with her

husband John McKendry running

acommercial construction

business in Rangiora.

‘‘We live in Christchurch, but

we are certainly getting the

pressure to move out to North

Canterbury.’’

The couple have two adult sons.

New principal ... Trish McKendry

chats to St Patrick’s Catholic School,

Kaiapoi, pupils Riley, left, aged 6,

Sadie, 6, Anna, 5, Declan, 5and

Chloe, 5.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

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Lost and found

The following property

is reportedaslost: Atan

wallet, afob key with a

tag and registration

number, aSamsung A50

phone, ablack

Kathmandu bag with a

red cover, lost between

Cheviot and Christchurch,

agold iPhone

10S, ablack wallet, a

ring with an Audilogo,

and adiamond solitaire

engagement ring. The

followingproperty has

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table (Waikari), ahard

hat (Rangiora), arose

gold ring with diamonds

(Kaiapoi), acellphone

in agold case

(Rangiora), agold ring

(Rangiora), an iPhone

in arose gold case

(Rangiora), and abrown

wallet (Rangiora).

Exhibitiondate

North Canterbury

artists Jan Campbell,

Nikki Parker and

Mandy Palmer have

combined their varied

work for an exhibition

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andcloses on Sunday,

March 8. The closing

date, reported last

week, was supplied

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RURAL LIFE

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Overgrown stream faces ahealthier future

When Barb and Greg Morriss first

embarked on an ambitious project to

restore a250­metre streamrunning off

Saltwater Creek, the area resembledan

overgrownjungle.

The pair,who milk 400 cows on a

250­hectareblock,had noticed their

stream was floodingsurrounding land

more oftenand decided to allowthe area

to revert to its original form as awetland.

Barb saidthis movemade sense from

both an environmental and operational

pointofview.

‘‘It was the rightthing to do. The

stream is tidal, so it floodedathigh tide

and was fullofsediment.

‘‘There wasn’tanything living in the

water. The area surrounding the stream

was ajungleofmacrocarpa, willowsand

pines.

‘‘It was the best thing for the animals

and the environment.

‘‘I knew it would be ahuge job, but I

also knew that we had to do it.’’

In 2017, they received $10,000 of

Immediate Steps funding from the

WaimakaririWater Zone Committee for

planting. Barb said this initialfunding

kick­started the project, whichhas grown

into acollaborative effort fromthere.

The pair say they have had really good

project supportfrom Environment

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‘‘It’s ahuge job to remove all the

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done too.’’

Movingthe fence back to increase the

streamsetback from acouple of metres

to 15 metres has allowed2500 native

plantstoflourish.

Greg'sfather­in­law, Donald, said he

has noticed plantsself­seeding since

removing stock from the site.

‘‘Whatwas originally growing out there

has comeback to thrive in the place

natureintended for it. Idon’tbelieve in

aone­size­fits­allapproach when it

comes to which plants should go where,

but Ihave been fencing off wet spots

aroundthe farm sincethe 1970s when I

first took over the farm.

‘‘My philosophy is that nature knows

what'sbest,’’ he says.

Po MataiKo(mahinga kai facilitator)

Makarini Rupenevisited the restoration

project to discuss cultural valuesand

was delighted thattuna (eels) and inanga

(whitebait) havebeen spotted in the

stream.

‘‘Whenyou see these species

returning, it shows areal improvement

in the ecosystem and thatimpactsthe

biggerpicture.Everything fromflora and

fauna throughtothe landand the

waterways are all connected,’’says

Makarini.

‘‘A big part of my role is encouraging

farmers to lead the way forward as

mahinga kai is all aroundusand its part

of abigger story that can bring us

together to create positive changes for

our environment.’’

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‘‘I’d love to be abletobring agroupof

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something better for the next

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Barb says while the project has

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learned alot about cultural values and

sustainability.

‘‘We’ve had lots of challengesto

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Malvern to host regional final

By DAVID HILL

Dean Gardinerisset to carry the

hopesofNorth Canterburyinthis

month’s FMG Young Farmer of the

Year Tasmanregional final

The Amuri BasinYoung

Farmers Club (YFC) member is the

only contestant amongthe eight

finalists who is an active member

of aNorthCanterbury club.

He will be joinedbyLincoln

University YFC memberJeremy

Kilgour, who is originally from

Oxford.

The Tasmanregional final

practicalday willbeheld at the

Malvern A&P Show at Sheffield

Domain on Saturday,March28,

with the eveningshow being held

in the Darfield Hall.

Dean,aged 22, grewupona

sheepand beeffarm nearWaipara

and now works as ashepherd on a

1400­hectare sheep and beef farm

at Culverden.

He has adouble diplomain

agricultureand farm management

from Lincoln University and hopes

to move up the pecking order to a

stockmanager position.

This is Dean’s first crack at

competinginthe contest.

Jeremy, 21, is studying for an

agricultural degree at Lincoln

University.

He left homewhen he was 18 to

travel overseas,and undertakea

business course at Cayuga

CommunityCollege in upstate

New York.

He returned to the UnitedStates

for asecond visitasacamp

counsellorand activity instructor

in New Hampshire.

Now back home, he juggles

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This year’s young farmer contest

is based around fivecategories —

technology,environment, people,

food and innovation.

New ZealandYoung Farmers

chiefexecutive Lynda

Coppersmith sayseach category is

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aimed to test eachcontestant’s

strengths and weaknesses across

the whole agriculture, food and

fibressector.

“The (categories) represent

farming todayand the realities and

considerations of everyday life in

the agriculture, foodand fibres

sector,” she says.

“Farming is no longer just

animalhusbandry, fencingand

practical skills.

‘‘The whole primary sectoris

based around those pillars and

every facet of technology

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produce foodfor millionsof

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RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

35

BRAND EARTHMOVING

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• Driveways/ house sites

• Tree trimming and

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Budding young

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Oxford Area Schooland

North Loburn School are

among the first to enter

teams for this year’s Tasman

region agrikids contest.

Entries are open for this

year’s Tasman region

AgriKids and FMG Junior

Young Farmer of the Year

contests,tobeheld at the

Malvern A&PShow in

SheffieldonSaturday,

March 28.

Both competitions

coincide withthe FMG

Young Farmer of the Year

Tasman regional final,with

the practical day challenges

being heldatthe show

venue.

Oxford Area School was

last year’sTasman region

AgriKids runner­up, while

North Loburn School is a

past regional winner in the

competition, aimed at

primary school children

aged 8to13.

Students enter in teams of

threetocomplete eight

differentprimary sectorthemed

modules, which

couldinclude gumbootthrowing,

fencing, driving

go­karts, sack racing and

fitting chains on motorbikes.

Past theoretical modules

have related to livestock

breeding and genetics, farm

safety and healthysoil.

The top seven teams go

Rangiora

We have been Contracting in

Canterbury for 35 years

through to arace­off, with

the top three teams

qualifying for the grand

final,which will be held in

Christchurch in July.

Oxford Area School has

also entered teams in the

junioryoung farmer of the

year contest.

Rangiora High School is

the reigning Tasman region

champion in the junior

young farmer of the year

contest.

Caitlin Rhodes and Luci

Grigg teameduptowin last

year’scontest held at the

Amuri A&P Show.

The junior young farmer

contest is for high school

students involved in Teen

Ag clubs, with teams of two

completing eight theoretical

and practical modules,

beforethe top five teams

‘‘face off” in abuzzer­roundstylequiz.

Past modules have

included animal anatomy,

fencing, meat cut

identification, gun safety,

equine, agronomy, feed

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36 The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

Group digs deep for lifestyle block owners

By DAVID HILL

Recent natural disasters have prompted

North Canterbury lifestylers to ask what

would happen to their animals in an

emergency.

Meetings have been held in the

Waimakariri and Selwyn districts by

concerned lifestyle block owners with

emergency services with aview to

creating animal evacuation plans. They

follow the recent bush fires in Australia

and flooding in Southland.

First­term Waimakariri district

councillor Niki Mealings says lifestyle

block owners tend to ‘‘fall between the

cracks on just about everything’’.

Urban communities are supported by

local councils and farms are supported

by the Ministry for Primary Industries

and primary sector organisations.

‘‘By and large, it’s just families with a

few stock or growing some trees, and you

don’t have any protection as it’s not

considered residential and you don’t

come under commercial use.’’

Arecent meeting in Ohoka, near

Rangiora, had speakers from Fire and

Emergency New Zealand, the

Waimakariri District Council’s Civil

Defence team and Animal Evac’s Sarah

Lodge, who recently volunteered in

Australia.

‘‘It was an opportunity to discuss a

community­based plan, including who

has what animals, who has safe havens,

who has feed stocks, what skills people

have and who has transport.

‘‘The last thing we want is for people

to just release their animals, because

people are evacuating too and you don’t

want all those animals on the road when

you’re trying to get away.’’

One possibility is using the GetsReady

software developed by Neighbourhood

Support.

Niki has lived on alifestyle block at

Ohoka for 20 years and created the

Waimak Lifestyle Block Group page on

Facebook two years ago to help with

advice..

‘‘I asked if people would be interested

in setting up anew group and Iwas

amazed with the response.’’

The first meeting in March 2018

attracted 45 people. It has continued to

grow, with more than 600 members on

Facebook.

The group holds monthly meetings.

‘‘I was really stunned that people

came from Oxford, North Loburn,

Amberley, Swannanoa, Mandeville,

Waikuku and West Eyreton and all

round the place to meetings in Ohoka.’’

During the Waimakariri Zone

Committee’s zone implementation plan

addendum process in 2018 and 2019,

there was tension between farmers and

lifestyle block owners.

One of the speakers, environmental

consultant Megan Hands, now an

Environment Canterbury (ECan)

councillor, addressed the issue.

‘‘It comes back to the confusion about

where do lifestylers fit in and what do

you do if you want to do the right thing,’’

Niki explains.

ECan has alifestyle block

environment plan process for

properties above five hectares which

are winter grazing or irrigated, but Niki

recommends anyone with at least 4ha

should consider having one.

Niki is originally from Phoenix,

Arizona, and moved to New Zealand

after meeting and marrying her

Doing the right thing ... Niki Mealings says lifestylers can do their bit for the environment

by preparing alifestyle block environment plan.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

husband, Philip Mealings. He was born

in Kaiapoi.

The couple bought aone­hectare

block at Ohoka 20 years ago and over the

years have kept dorpher, Suffolk and

texel sheep, as well as ponies and

chickens. They have alarge garden and

small orchard.

She says by getting to know their

neighbours, they have become largely

self­sufficient, including being able to

get milk from aneighbouring dairy farm.

‘‘We have had it all except for the

house cow. We even had abeehive for a

while, which afriend managed.’’

Before coming to New Zealand, Niki

had abackground in business and

fashion. In recent years she has

completed alevel 2certificate in

horticulture and worked as an artificial

insemination technical assistant.

‘‘It’s been interesting. The more I’ve

lived in the country, I’ve become

more ‘countryfied’.’’

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Issue 182 March 2020

Which groups should receivea

shareof$30,000 fund?

Votinginthe MainPowerCommunity Fund is open until

Friday 13 March.

North Canterbury residents areeligibletovotefor the groups

and education providerstheythink aredoinggreat things

forthe communityand should receive ashareofthe $30,000

fund.

The groupoffinalists wasselectedfromapool of nominations

that wereplaced by thepeople of North Canterbury in

February.

Visit mainpower.co.nz to learn more aboutthe finalists and

vote.

Thereis$20,000available forcommunity groupsserving

North Canterbury and $10,000availabletolocal schools and

educationproviders. Funding will be split between agroupof

finalists in each category.

This willbethe first of two Community Fund roundsin2020,

with the second nomination roundopening later inthe year.

Planned work in

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MainPower will be carrying out some maintenance work in

Hanmer Springsoverthe next fewmonths.

The work willinvolve upgradingsome highvoltage network

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carryingout powerlineand substation maintenance.

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Upcoming planned work in Hanmer Springs

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• Monday 6April

• Monday 27 April

• Tuesday 5May

• Wednesday 6May

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SPORT

38 The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

Hawke Cup triumph

Horncastle Arena,

26-28 June 2020

Canterbury Country sealedanoutright

win against Hamilton to bring home the

Hawke Cup.

The Canterbury side won by five

wickets at GallowayPark in Hamilton

East on Sunday.

Fifteen wickets fell on the opening

day, with CanterburyCountrydismissing

Hamilton for just 98 in 28.2 overs in the

first innings.

Hamilton's Freddy Walker claimed a

five­wicket bag for just 75 runs to hold

Canterbury Country's first innings to 240.

However, it represented ahealthy firstinnings

lead to the challenger of 142.

Canterbury Country’s Henry Shipley

finished with nine wickets for the match,

helping end Hamilton’s last innings

early on the last day.

This left Canterbury Country with a

modest chase of just 102, which the side

achieved to takehome the cup as reward

for its dominant display throughout.

CRICKET

Hamilton had made two successful

defences against Bay of Plenty and

Hawke's Bay.

The final challenge of the season, from

zone 4winner Otago Country, will take

place from March 13 to 15 at Rangiora's

MainPower Oval.

To win the HawkeCup, challengers

must beat the holders on their home

ground, either outright or on the first

innings in the event of adrawn match.

Short scoreboard:Hamilton 98 (M

Whitley 26; HShipley 6­27, JRoberts

20­28) and 243 (E Santner 45, KBettley

55, ADevcich 39; TGruitjers4­67,

Shipley 3­54, ABhuiyan 3­50) lost to

Canterbury Country 240 (S Stewart 113,

Shipley 47; FWalker 5­76) and 103­5 (R

Young 50).

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Bronze 2: MRobertson 66, SMarden

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Putting: KBattersby 29.

Nineholes:KBush 35, SKing 36, J

Jenkins 36, SFarrar 38, TCraig 38.

Putting: JJenkins 15.

Rangiora Golf Club

Ladies LGU

Div 1: Gross Karen Craigie 83;Nett ­

RoseRutledge 71,1;JillDavison 71,

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Div 2: Gross Lynne John 93. Nett:

AnneCampbell 68, 1; Michelle

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Nett: Sandy Hood 62, 1; Jenny Croft

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Midweek men, stableford: Allan

Jenkins 43, 1; Jeff Wilson 42, 2;

Richard Wills 40, 3.

Weekend men, stableford: Div 1:

Rob Duff 42, 1; Keith Anderson 42, 2;

Jamie Henderson 41, 3.

Div 2: Paul Johnston 43, 1; Mark

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ColeenWhite 19, 3. Men: Ralph

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LadiesLGU

Div 1: Gross: Jill Davison 83. Nett:

Rose Rutledge66, 1; Joanne Kent 70,

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Div 2: Gross: Barbara Cornwall 96.

Nett: Helen Joblin 69, 1; Jan Benney

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Div 3: Gross: Marion Cotter 104.

Nett: Glenys Stead 67.

Midweek men: Par: Kieran

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Jim Cook +4,3.

Friday mixed open, stableford:

Russel Thompson 42, 1; Peter

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Weekend men, stableford

Div 1: Jason Aaron 41, 1; Karl

Rollinson 40,2;Gary Forster 40, 3.

Div 2: Tony Walmsley 40, 1;

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This year’s Year 8students from Loburn

School have just returned from theirfirst

adventure of the year in the WilliamPike

Challenge.

They travelled to Mt Somers to climb to

the Woolshed Creek Hut, where they

enjoyed astunning two days of exploring,

swimming and learningabout the area

from aDepartment of Conservation

volunteer, school principalStuart Priddy

said.

The trip back along Rhyolite Ridge was

more demanding,hesaid,but everyone

made it backsafely.

The challenge is now acompulsory

annual element in the school’sYear 8

curriculum.

‘‘For some of our students, it means

pushing themselves to try thingsthey’ve

never encounteredbefore, but that’s what

it’s all about.

‘‘It encouragesthem to reach further

than they otherwisemight;tobemore

resilient; to give new things ago; and to

discover new opportunities to have fun.’’

He said it was also great to havea

contingentfrom AmberleySchool along for

the trip.

Overall, the challenge combines outdoor

exploits suchasthe recentcamp, witha

passion project, and community service

initiatives.

The Loburn Primary Year 8s will be out

in force in Rangiora later this month,

volunteering as part of the annualRed

Cross street appeal.

Age-friendly plan launched

Waimakariri’s age­friendly plan was

launched lastweek.

The launchgathering included New

Zealand MP First Tracey Martin, who is

the Ministerfor Seniors,Waimakariri MP

Matt Doocey, Mayor Dan Gordon,

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representativesofthe aged­caresupport

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‘‘We are committedtoensuring this

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Ms Martinsaid: ‘‘Today’s retirees are

fitter,bettereducated, more connected,

andmore diversethan any generation

before them.Wecan’thave 1.2 million of

these peopledrop out of the community.’’

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peopleleaving the cities for the regions.

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DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 8Mar 1.00 -1.30pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 17th March, 2020 at

5.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Di Moreira

Mobile 027 848 8020

Office 03 313 8022

di@pb.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID RU74836

OXFORD

162 Main Street

Two superbly appointed bathrooms have new coats of

paint; the modern galley kitchen has all the bells and

whistles you'd expect in ahome ofthis calibre. The

living area spills effortlessly onto anorth facing patio

and enjoys awet back wood burner and heat pump. An

interconnecting separate lounge provides space to

sprawl out, enjoy aplace to read and family movies.

Outside, the sheltered grounds feature agarden shed,

green house, woodshed and off-street parking.

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 17th

March, 2020 at 5.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

Di Moreira

Mobile 027 848 8020

Office 03 313 8022

di@pb.co.nz

Make amove FROM $440,000

WEB ID RU74225

OXFORD

13 Baxter Place

Inside this North facing home, the well-appointed

kitchen is super functional, complemented by versatile

open-plan living areas (cavity doors for optional

separation), with aheat pump, wet-back wood burner

and heat transfer. All bedrooms have built-in robes with

CAT 6Ethernet cable ports for hassle free connection.

The 638m2 section is alow-maintenance area,

beautifully landscaped and provides double, internal

access garaging with off street parking, fully irrigated

gardens on timer and awoodshed.

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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

NEW LISTING

WHISPERING SANDS 1966MainNorth Road

What an Opportunity!

Thedecision has been made;Whispering Sands is on the market.

Plan Aisfor outrightpurchase, Plan Bistolease it –there is no Plan C.

Forget theRV, thevendors know it is toohigh anddon’t expectanoffer

anywhere closetoit.

Currentlyoperating as adairyplatform thisirrigated224.9ha (more or

less)farmfeatures a40aside herringboneshed and currently milking

approximately310 crossbred cows. Infrastructureincludes asmall

four bayshed, six-baycalf shed,17bay hayshed, lockable tractorshed,

three-bayhay shed,concretesilagepit,cattle yards, concrete effluent

pond andpump shedsand three liveable dwellings.

Packed with potential this propertyisnow readytobetaken to the

nextlevel –withgreat centrallocation it presentsanopportunityfor

improvement.

Come and see whatyou can’tsee.

Thevendorsare serious,talktoyour bankorfinancial advisor now!

DEADLINESALE

Plus GST (if any)

(Unless sold prior)

Closes 2.00pm, Thursday2April 2020

OPEN DAYS

Tuesday10April 10am

Wednesday11April 10am

Monday 16 April 10am

BruceHoban

M 027588 8889 B 03 313 0610

E bhoban@pggwrightson.co.nz

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Clarkville School Gala

The school gala will be held

on Friday, March 20, from

4pm to 7pm. There will be a

selection of food stalls,

children’s stalls, awhite

elephant stall, agiant cake

sale, raffles, music, and

garden and produce stalls.

Parking is available for agold

coin donation in Rice Park,

opposite the school.

Natural dyes workshop

Christchurch artist Arina

Senior makes “eco” dyes

using nature’s windfall, to

imprint hues and patterns on

natural fabrics and paper.

She will hold aworkshop at

Hanmer Springs School on

March 8, from 1.30pm to

5.30pm, where participants

will gather resources and

then make an eco­printed

scarf. They will also learn

how these dyes can be

applied to wools, silk, linen

and cotton, to use for

painting, crafting or

decorating. Cost is 4

TimeBank Hurunui credits or

$40, plus $20 for fabric, (or

people can BYO). Children

are free. Registrations: (03)

314 3406 or email

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Be asmarter cyclist

Cycle mechanic Sean

Wightman, of Pushbikes

Rangiora, will hold a

maintenance workshop at the

Waipara Pavilion on

Saturday, March 14, from

9.30am to 11.30am, on the

basics of cycle maintenance,

essential pre­ride checks, and

what riders need in acycle

tool kit. If you’re not into DIY,

what should your service

shop cover? Sean will also

discuss e­bike maintenance.

Bruce Baxter, of the Hurunui

Trails Trust, will provide

advice on biking safely, and

avoiding strain and injury.

This will be followed by an

optional tour of the Vineyard

Trail. Kids free. Cost: 2

TimeBank Hurunui credits or

$15. Register: (03) 314 3406 or

drop an email to

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Situations Vacant

Position Available: Registered ECE Teacher

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Very whānau and community focused,

Staff Professional development encouraged.

Is this the job for you!

All applicants apply in writing to:

To:The Manager

Oxford Early Learning Centre

PO Box 22, Oxford 7430

www.oxfordearlylearningcentre.co.nz

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ACTIVITIES, BOOKS &CLASSIFIED

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Public Notices

45

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister:

Three Women at the Heart of

Twentieth­Century China, by Jung

Chang

The best­knownmodernChinesefairy

tale is the story of three sisters from

Shanghai,who for most of the

twentieth centurywere at the centre of

powerinChina. It was sometimessaid

that ‘‘One loved money, one loved

powerand one lovedher country’', but

therewas far moretothe Soong sisters

than these caricatures. Red sister,

Ching­Ling, marriedSun Yat­sen,

founding father of the Chinese

republic, and laterbecame Mao’s vicechair.

Rottenomics: The Story of New

Zealand's Leaky BuildingsDisaster,

by PeterDyer

For over aquarter century our

building industry, economy and

Government havefailed to provide

this basicguarantee: New buildings

will not rot. Leaky buildingsare the

result of an unfortunate confluence

of industrial, legislative, historical

and cultural factors.Collectively,

theseelements stubbornly continue

to defy afull and final resolution.

Rottenomicsisanengaging expose

into anational crisis thatrefusesto

go away.

Taming theWild: ALife Training

Horses and What They Can Teach

Us, by Kelly Wilson

Wild Kaimanawasset her on a

journey of self­discovery,

teachingher not only the

language of horses, but the

powerful impact they canhave on

our lives. Kelly Wilson shares her

training philosophies for creating

happyhorses that love theirlives

amonghumans.This book is the

ultimate how­to guide for

everyday people training their

own horse, whetherwild or

domestic. It is also the personal, uplifting story of the 24 wild

horses Kelly helped save from slaughter during the 2018

Kaimanawamuster.

These titles are available in the Waimakariri andHurunui

libraries. For more on recentadditions to the library collectiongo

to thelibrary catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nzor

hurunui.kotui.org.nz, or contact your locallibrary.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY

WAIMAKARIRI

ELECTORATE

Notice of

Annual General Meeting

MONDAY 25th March 2019

7:00pm atRossburn Receptions

Spark Lane, Rangiora.

GuestSpeaker: Hon GerryBrownlee.

Membersand intending membersare

cordially invited to attend.

Situations Wanted

LOOKING for relief

milking in the Belfast ­

Ragniora ­Oxford area. I

have 16 years dairy farm

experience. 020 4079 5106.

Authorised by Matt Doocey, Level 1, 188 High Street, Rangiora

AGM

(Annual General Meeting)

at Tuahiwi

Community Preschool

7.30pmon7 th April

2020

at 204 Tuahiwi Road,

Tuahiwi.

All welcome to attend.

WRITER

AVAILABLE

Writer available to draft

and edit online content,

newsletters, digital and

print media releases,

and research general

technical, and personal

memoir topics.

Find out more by

contacting

warren@inkpress.co.nz

2262502


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Public Notices

HAVE YOUR SAY

Meetings forratepayers of thefollowing drainage

andriver rating districtsare beingheldasoutlined

below:

• ConwayRiver/Piri-tūtae-putaputa: Monday 9

March, 10am,Conway Community Hall,

290Conway Flat Road, Conway Flats

• LowerPahau: Tuesday 10 March,

3pm, St JohnsHall, Culverden,

23 MontroseAvenue, Culverden

• HanmerWest: Tuesday 10 March,

5.30pm, Hanmer LibraryMemorial Hall,

CnrAmuri Avenue and Cheltenham Street,

Hanmer Springs

• LowerHurunui: Thursday 12 March,

2pm, St.JohnAmbulanceMeeting Room,

34 BuckleyStreet, Cheviot

• WaiauSpotswood: Thursday12March,

4pm, SpotswoodHall, 6Waiau ERoad,

Spotswood

Thepurpose ofthe meetings is to electaliaison

committeefor each of these rating districts, and

to discuss worksand finances. Allratepayers are

welcome;your ratesnoticewill tellyouifyouare a

ratepayerofany of theabovedistricts.

To findout more go to: ecan.govt.nz/riverdistrict

Bill Bayfield

CHIEFEXECUTIVE

Please contact

Environment

Canterbury with

anyqueries:

0800 324636

2020 Applications for Outward

Bound and Spirit of Adventure

courses.

The Rotary Club of Rangiora Charitable Trust

is calling for applications from young people

aged 16 to 18 interested in taking part in either

a21-day Outward Bound Course or a10-day

Spirit of Adventure voyage.

Those selected (normally one for each event)

will have 50% of the costs of the course/voyage

met. The cost of a 21-day Outward Bound

course is around $4,400 and for a 10-day

Spirit of Adventure voyage $2,500. In special

circumstances those selected may have the full

cost met. This will be at the discretion of the

trustees.

This funding is available for those wanting to go

on acourse/voyage during 2020 or early 2021.

If you are interested in applying for one of these

courses/voyages you are asked to complete

the application form which is available from

Alan Missen at awmissen@xtra.co.nz (or

phone 021 147 6832).

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th

March 2020.

2259680

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

GOD’S promise to those who follow Christ.

“And now you belong to Christ, you are the true

children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and

GOD’s promise to Abraham belongs to you”.

Galatians 3:29.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Livestock

2262497

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe Hoggets suitable for

breeding. Ph 021 626 449

or 03 385 4966.

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe lambs. Suitable for

lifestyle blocks. Phone 021

626 449 or 03 385 4966.

Public Notices

MILITARYEXERCISE

BLANKFIRING ACTIVITY

6–13March 2020

Thegeneral public is to be advised thataNew

Zealand Army Exercise will be conductedin

the Peyton Lodge Scout Hall area over the

period 6-13 March2020.

Theexercise will involveupto20personnel

of 2/1 Battalion, RoyalNew Zealand Infantry

RegimentfromBurnham MilitaryCamp.

Training will involvesoldiers moving and

carrying weapons.

Blank firing of rounds mayoccur between

7am -5pm daily.

TheNew Zealand Army takes firerisk seriously

and will ensurefiremitigation is present.

Formoreinformation please contact:

Staff SergeantJovan Petero on 03 363 0414.

PUBLICNOTICE OF

APPLICATIONFOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION101, SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOL ACT2012

The Office Waikuku Ltd

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Rangiora for the issue of

an On Licence in respect

of the premises situated

at 1429 Main North Road,

known as The Office Cafe.

The general nature of

the business conducted

(or to be conducted) under

the licence is Cafe.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday to Sunday 7.30am

to 10.00pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 working days after the

date of the publication of this

notice, file anotice in writing

of the objection with the

Secretary of the Waimakariri

District Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the issue

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than a matter specified in

section 105(1) of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice

was first published on 27th

February 2020.

2260737v2

Livestock

ANGUS lowline purebred

Bull R2 quiet, easy to

move. Good natured with

cows $950 incl. Phone 027

490 2073.

TEXEL Romney Cross

young ram hoggets, suitable

for breeding. Telephone

021 626 449 or 03

385 4966.

SUFFOLK, Cheviot and

Suffolk Cheviot cross, 1

shear rams for sale. Phone

03 314 7511 or 020 4001

7452.

Notice of Annual

General Meeting

(AGM)

For the

Rangiora RSA to

all members

Date: Saturday

21 st March 2020

Time: 1000hrs (10am)

Venue: Lounge area

of Mess, Rangiora

RSA building,

82 Victoria Street,

Rangiora

Agenda

1. Apologies for

absence

2. Minutes of previous

AGM

3. Presidents report

4. Financial report

5. Confirmation of

Executive Committee

Members

6. General business

Kindest regards

Bill Peck

Secretary/Treasurer

Rangiora RSA

2251674

Cars For Sale

1993 Honda Accord, 2litre,

auto. Travelled 240k by

two local owners since

new. Very tidy condition.

Phone 313 7536.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

Cash paid for

any unwanted

car, van, 4wd

Any condition

Free pick up

Ph 0274 762 404

2256531

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

WANTED ­MERCEDES

1960’s 230, 250 or 280

SL’s. Any cond. Private

buyer. 027 585 8164.

Public Notices

March 2020 meeting dates

11 March South Ward Committee 7.00pm

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

12 March Audit and Risk Committee 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

12 March Council meeting 1.00pm

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

16 March Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee 3.00pm

(Venue: Waikari Hall)

18 March Amuri Community Committee 7.30pm

(Venue: Culverden Council Chambers)

23 March Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm

(Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library)

26 March Council meeting 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)

31 March Cheviot Community Committee 6.00pm

(Venue: Cheviot Library/Service Centre)

Auction Sales

CLEARING SALE

ON ACCOUNT OF:-

Mr B.S &Mrs B.A.Butler

671 BAYROAD

OXFORD

Friday 13 th March 2020

Commencing 12MD

2262179

Sale of RetiredBuilders

and Farmers Items Ex

Workshop &Yard

FULL DETAILS Auction

ColumnCHCH PRESS

SAT7 th March 2020

“COMMISSION” FROM

THE SALE WILL GO TO:

THE “OXFORD HEALTH

&FITNESS CENTRE”

BUILDINGFUND

WAI -MACK AUCTIONS

OXFORD

Phone (after 5.30 pm)

or Email -

Tim or Alison Fleetwood

Ph 0274 344 095 or

tfleetwood@xtra.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

DOWNSIZING?

sale? Cash for estateChina.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963.

Poultry

★ ★ ★

BROWN

SHAVER

PULLETS, POL, ready late

Mar, pickup Clarkville, $30

each ph/txt 0274337720.

Gardening

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

BEARDED IRISES, all

types. Available at Oxford

Farmers Market every

Sunday morning. August

till May.

ACACIA Dealbata. Rapid

growth. 35­40 cm’s now,

$4 each, 100 plus $3.75

each. Phone 313 4248 text

027 917 4463.

Property Wanted

CASH buyer wanting section

in Ashley, Rangiora

area. Ph Rob 027 297 7563.

Garage Sales

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

2263529

RANGIORA 37

Parkhouse Drive, Saturday

7th March, 8am ­12noon,

household items. Doors

will open at 8am.

GARAGE SALE

Cam Road, Kaiapoi

Saturday &

Sunday 7 th &8 th

March

Household Lot

Furniture

Ornaments

Crockery

Kitchenware

Garden tools

Tools

Everything must go

2264021

Signs out 7.30am.

AFFORDABLE concrete

Garage cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silicone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!.

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free no obligation quote. Ph

Darryl 0800 882 772.

Trade&Services

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you

moving house

or trying to

downsize?

Call All Clear

Canterbury. We work

with you to recycle,

sell and dispose of

unwanteditems.

Ph: 03 260 0934

or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

House &Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us021 405 277

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

2253902

Trade&Services

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568

PAINTER, qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt

Corban 027 846 5035.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

STONEMASON, Brick &

Blocklayer, earthquake

repairs, grind out &repoint,

river/Oamaru stone, Schist,

Volcanic rock, paving, all

alterations new & old.

Quality workmanship, visit

www.featureworks.co.nz

or ph 027 601 3145.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

2225862

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,

engraving, giftware.

10 years experience.

BESK, 683 Main North

Road, Belfast. Telephone

027 311 3423.

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.


Appliance Repairs

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,

ASKO,Ariston, LG,Classique,

Haier, Samsung and more....

“For best resultsbesuretouseauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

1913020

Builder

TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The North Canterbury News, March 5, 2020

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

47

Chiropractic Services

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor

Injury, accidents and maintenance

ACC Registered and Accredited

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

03 0278 686 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2103107

2208126

Computer Repairs

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

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service

Scrap Metal

YOU

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OPEN HOME

WEB ID RU74370

ASHLEY

32 Canterbury Street

VIEW Sunday 8Mar 1.00 -1.30pm

Enjoy the village life, and the convenience of being just

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with afamily bathroom, open plan kitchen, dining and

living. Extensively renovated acouple ofyears ago, it

provides great family living with an excellent sized

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chicken coop and ofcourse agreat garage and carport.

The local school is close by and all other facilities are a

Bev Wright

short 5minute drive into Rangiora.

Mobile 027 434 2486

Office 03 313 8022

bev@pb.co.nz

Oxford foothills opportunity

BUYERS $439,000+

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RANGIORA

81 Charles Street

VIEW Sunday 8Mar 11.00 -11.30am

Exuding plenty of street appeal and timeless character,

this permanent materials two-storey home sits perched

upon agreat section on sought-after Charles Street.

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guarantees comfort.

Office 03 313 8022

aaronc@pb.co.nz

Entry level farm or support block

FROM $499,000

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DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID RR74886

COOPERS CREEK

121 Mountain Road

Nestled at the base of Mount Oxford sheltered by the

sleeping giant, as it is known to locals -isahidden

gem, aversatile 87.92Ha farm in aspectacular location

featuring agood balance of flats combined with gently

rolling to steeper contours, and captivating views of the

mountains and across the plains. With agenerally

higher rainfall, and acombination of both grazing land

and some regenerating native bush with an excellent

mix of flowering natives that boundary the Oxford

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farming, forestry, bees, alifestyle hideaway or retreat.

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DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 26th March, 2020 at

2.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Leigh Miller

Mobile 021 308 202

Office 03 310 6471

leighm@pb.co.nz

Malcolm Garvan

Mobile 027 231 4425

Office 03 310 6471

malcolmg@pb.co.nz

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ROTHERHAM

74 Topps Road

Property Brokers are proud to present this attractive and

productive 83ha farm. The soils onthe flat are

predominately Ayreburn Deep Clay, with the balance

Waipara Moderately Deep Silty Loam. Currently the flats

are being irrigated with hard hose irrigators from

hydrants down the central lane. There are 45 Amuri

Irrigation Company shares, which provide 27 litres/sec.

The home is athree bedroom wooden bungalow of

approximately 186sqm with aseparate two car garage,

with power. There are alarge number of support

buildings including a9mx13.5m three bay shed.

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 8th April, 2020 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Hamish Anderson

Mobile 027 678 8888

Office 03 310 6471

hamisha@pb.co.nz

Maurice Newell

Mobile 027 240 1718

Office 03 310 6471

mauricen@pb.co.nz

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PLANTSALE

MONDAY 16 TH MARCH –FRIDAY27 TH MARCH

MONDAY-FRIDAY 8.00AM-5.00PM

75 BoysRoad,Rangiora


Tussocks/Grasses

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COME AND SEEUS!

MONDAY 16 TH MARCH –FRIDAY27 TH MARCH

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Native Shrubs

CabbageTrees, Ribbonwoods,Pittosporums,

Griselinia, Kanuka, Corokias, Photinias

Thuja Smaragd 1.8m+

75 Boys Road,RangioraRangiora

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