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Thursday, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> | Issue 887 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

The originals ... The women who played key roles in the early days of establishing the Kaiapoi Community Garden, from left, Jean Horan, Lesley Ottey, Mandy Grenier, Rachelle<br />

Horan, Nicki Carter and Helen Roberts.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Gardeners rejoice in the fruits of their labour<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Acelebratory dinnermarking the 10th<br />

anniversary of the KaiapoiCommunity<br />

Garden nevertasted so fine, with most<br />

freshingredients sourced fromits Hilton<br />

Street site.<br />

The outdoor meal was prepared by<br />

chef and caterer Cat Scott­Hewitt.<br />

The dinnerfor invited guestsincluded<br />

six of the so­called ‘‘originals’’—<br />

womenwho played key roles in<br />

establishing the garden, including Jean<br />

Horan, Lesley Ottey, Mandy Grenier,<br />

RachelleHoran, Nicki Carterand Helen<br />

Roberts.<br />

Mandy said it was heartwarming to<br />

lookback on the last 10 years —the fun<br />

and laughterand the sheerjoy of being<br />

involved in something they loved.<br />

Numbers of rare parakeet growing<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The orange­fronted parakeet, or<br />

kakariki, is thriving along the<br />

south branch of the Hurunui<br />

River.<br />

Department of Conservation<br />

monitoring team leader Megan<br />

Farleysays in the <strong>12</strong> years she<br />

has been involvedinmonitoring<br />

the parakeet, it is the best result<br />

she has seen.<br />

She says around 100kakariki,<br />

many of themunbanded, were<br />

seen feasting on matagouriseeds<br />

duringmonitoring.<br />

The number of unbandedbirds<br />

indicates the parakeets have<br />

enjoyed avery successful<br />

breeding season.<br />

It has been put downtothe<br />

matagourimasting, and<br />

extensive predator control in the<br />

core breeding area. This<br />

included poisonoperations and<br />

intensive pest trapping.<br />

The monitoringproject has<br />

been runningfrom AugusttoMay<br />

for about 15 years.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

‘‘Ithas been quite aride.’’<br />

The garden, on the Kaiapoi Borough<br />

School’s playingfields at the end of<br />

Hilton Street,belongstothe community,<br />

she says.<br />

‘‘Weare thankful for all the help we<br />

havehad fromlocal businesses,the<br />

Kaiapoi Borough School,local pubs,<br />

fromour trust, our co­ordinator and,of<br />

course, the volunteers. Takeabow.You<br />

can all be proudofyour part in creating<br />

thisplace.’’<br />

The garden has been alabour of love,<br />

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Odessa shows what’spossible<br />

By RACHEL MACDONALD<br />

Girlscan do anything, and<br />

Odessa Ellissums thatup.<br />

She is mother to 5­year­old<br />

son Kyros; was working as a<br />

marketing assistant at<br />

Rangiora Mitre 10 before<br />

6­month­old daughterBlake<br />

joined the family;and is a<br />

volunteer firefighter with the<br />

Rangiora brigade.<br />

For threeyears, she has<br />

answered the siren and pager<br />

from work and home.<br />

The brigade is recruiting,<br />

looking for more members who<br />

work locallysothey can hit the<br />

ground running whenthe<br />

alarmisraised, says<br />

Rangiora’schief fireofficer,<br />

Hamish Peter.<br />

This campaign is the most<br />

extensive it hasever run,and<br />

thereisagood reasonfor that,<br />

he says. ‘‘Weput out the call for<br />

new members every year, but<br />

the populationofRangiora is<br />

growing so fast, we really need<br />

to look at how we can manage<br />

that,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘We attended 399 callslast<br />

year,compared with300 in<br />

2018.That’s more than one a<br />

day, looking after peopleand<br />

property.For that, we need<br />

more volunteers.’’<br />

Most importantly, he says,<br />

thosevolunteersneed to be<br />

working in town, so theycan be<br />

therewithinminuteswhen the<br />

alarmisraised.<br />

Two employerswho are used<br />

to workingaround the<br />

flexibility required by fire<br />

Numbers rebound, but parakeet still critical<br />

From Page 1<br />

Many of those involved<br />

return each year after<br />

winter to monitor the<br />

parakeets.<br />

The monitoring teams are<br />

made up of four full­time<br />

staff from the department,<br />

helped by volunteers.<br />

They do 10­day stints in<br />

the field, camping in huts in<br />

the three kakariki sites in<br />

the Hawdon and Poulter<br />

Valleys in the Arthur’s Pass<br />

National Park and the south<br />

branch of the Hurunui in<br />

Lake Sumner Forest Park,<br />

where the main population<br />

lives.<br />

servicevolunteers are Ron van<br />

Til,ofArtisan by Rangiora<br />

Bakery,and Robin Brown,of<br />

RangioraNew World.<br />

‘‘I feel that local employers<br />

actually have asocial<br />

responsibility to support the<br />

fireservice,’’ Ron says. ‘‘I have<br />

one employee who’s beenwith<br />

us for 18 years,and he’s been<br />

withthe brigade that longtoo.<br />

‘‘Heplays areally important<br />

roleinmanaging ourexport<br />

logistics stream,but we just<br />

makesure there’s someone<br />

there to fill the gap when he is<br />

called out. If it weremyhouse<br />

on fire, I’d wanthim there!’’<br />

Robin agrees. ‘‘Ever since<br />

the supermarket openedinthe<br />

80s,we’ve had employees who<br />

are membersofthe volunteer<br />

firebrigade.Currently, one of<br />

our managers is on the team.<br />

‘‘Itcan be abit disruptive,<br />

especially when the fires burn<br />

for days, as we’vehad on the<br />

riverbedsinthe past, but it’s<br />

essentialthat we have people<br />

employed in town who can be<br />

there promptly –and essential<br />

thatwehave employers who<br />

understand that,’’ he says.<br />

It takes all kinds to be a<br />

firefighter, says Odessa. ‘‘I<br />

wanted to giveback to the<br />

communitymykids are going<br />

to grow up in. Regardless of<br />

yourage or stage, if you’ve got<br />

integrity, commitment, and you<br />

wanttohelp, you’re perfect.<br />

‘‘It’s all aboutbeing there<br />

whenthings areattheir worst;<br />

making that difference on that<br />

day.Ifweweren’ttheretodoit,<br />

The bird is nationally<br />

critical, with an estimated<br />

300 to 500 surviving in the<br />

wild in the three valleys.<br />

There are now populations<br />

being established on<br />

predator­free islands as<br />

well.<br />

The monitoring<br />

programme is augmented<br />

with an intensive predator<br />

control programme, with<br />

teams of four running<br />

tracking tunnels to<br />

determine predator<br />

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who wouldbe?’’<br />

Hamishurges people to visit<br />

the station, meetpersonnel,<br />

and have alook.<br />

‘‘Ask the questions, takea<br />

look at the info,and see how<br />

you can learn our skillsetsand<br />

how they can be transferred<br />

outside the station.<br />

‘‘We’re developing and<br />

supporting future generations<br />

in the service, and we’re here<br />

to look afterthem because they<br />

are critical to our community.’’<br />

An open evening is being<br />

heldon<strong>March</strong>16, from 7pm. To<br />

learn more, watch for the<br />

brigade’s leaflets and posters.<br />

Good news ... Numbers of kakariki are growing, but the species<br />

remains at critical risk.<br />

PHOTOS: STEPHANIE KERRISK


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Birth of acultural hub<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The arts will have anew home<br />

in KaikourainNovember.<br />

The formerMayfairpicture<br />

theatre is being transformed<br />

into the Mayfair Arts and<br />

Culture Centre at acost of<br />

about$2.75million.<br />

Its makeover has been built<br />

from sheerhard graft,<br />

involving hundreds of<br />

volunteer hours.<br />

It has benefited hugelyfrom<br />

the sale of pre­loved clothing,<br />

and has received funding from<br />

localand national agencies<br />

and organisations.<br />

The centrewill be the<br />

cornerstone for arts and<br />

culture in Kaikoura whenit<br />

opens.<br />

Badlybattered in the<br />

November 2016earthquake,<br />

the theatre’s futurelooked<br />

bleak.<br />

Afeasibilitystudy showed its<br />

facade could be saved from the<br />

wreckingball, but the rest had<br />

to go.<br />

The Kaikoura Community<br />

Theatre Inc, which had beenin<br />

placesince 1983, repositioned<br />

itself, rewrote its constitution,<br />

created aproper board<br />

structure,and became anotfor­profit<br />

incorporated society.<br />

It has turned the theatre’s<br />

fortunes around, bringing it to<br />

life again not justasahomefor<br />

film,but as the cornerstone for<br />

all things artistic and cultural<br />

in the seaside town.<br />

Boardpresident John Wyatt<br />

says,once the work is<br />

complete, the centre willbe<br />

home to two auditoriums, a<br />

mezzanine floor for exhibitions<br />

Under construction ... Guests inspect the 95­seat main auditorium at the new Mayfair Arts and<br />

Culture Centre. The stage area will host live performances and the space will also accommodate<br />

conferences, lectures, film presentations and more.<br />

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andsocial events,and smaller<br />

spaces for meetings,<br />

workshops,and tuition, to<br />

name afew.<br />

‘‘It will be morethan a<br />

cinema.Itwill be acommunity<br />

hub. We will bring art to<br />

Kaikoura from around the<br />

country,and performingarts<br />

groups from Christchurch.’’<br />

It willalso be the<br />

cornerstone of Kaikoura’s arts<br />

andcultural strategy.<br />

Milestone ... John Wyatt addresses more than 40 people at the<br />

recent Roof On Celebration. He is pictured on what will be the new<br />

stage area.<br />

And its identity willbe<br />

preserved. Resene has created<br />

apink, which willbenamed<br />

Mayfair Pink, so the facade will<br />

remainitfamiliar trademark<br />

colour.<br />

Mr Wyattsaid before society<br />

members dared to get excited<br />

about theirdreams, they had to<br />

determine if the facade could<br />

be salvaged.<br />

With the Adelphiand New<br />

Commercialhotels already<br />

gone, the society was<br />

determinedtosave it to ensure<br />

somethingofKaikoura’s<br />

history waspreserved.<br />

An application to the New<br />

Zealand Heritage Trustcame<br />

up trumps andinlate 2017<br />

work began on thecentre’s<br />

design, as wellasfunding<br />

strategies.<br />

Mr Wyatt saysinearly2019<br />

majorfunding came in, and<br />

deconstructionofthe building<br />

behind the facade began.The<br />

facade was propped in<br />

readinessfor the rebuild,<br />

whichbegan late last year.<br />

Last week, aroof celebration<br />

was held,with guestsable to<br />

see behindthe facade forthe<br />

firsttime.Servicessuch as<br />

power, plumbing and data<br />

services are being installed.<br />

Meanwhile, fundraising is<br />

continuingand funding agency<br />

applications made to help<br />

complete the building.<br />

Mr Wyatt says, locally, the<br />

Kaikoura Opportunity shop<br />

has alreadygifted $100,000 to<br />

the project, and has pledged a<br />

further $200,000 for the fit­out.<br />

He says in return it has the<br />

naming rights for the main<br />

auditorium, which seats 95,<br />

withseat sponsorship offered<br />

to its volunteers.<br />

He says the Opportunity<br />

Shopisan‘‘incredible<br />

fundraisingmachine’’ that<br />

benefits from clothesdropped<br />

off by tourists,Christchurch<br />

visitorsand locals.<br />

Mr Wyatt says this type of<br />

community collaboration has<br />

helped propelthe project<br />

forward, along withgrants<br />

fromnational agencies and<br />

small community trusts.<br />

But fundsare stillneeded,<br />

and Mr Wyatt is keenthere is<br />

enough in the kitty to fund the<br />

centre’s operational needs<br />

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The inaugural <strong>North</strong><br />

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‘‘We have had huge<br />

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Radio-controlled yacht regatta set to go<br />

5<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Skippers from throughout the<br />

South Island will head to Lake<br />

Pegasus this weekend for the<br />

South Island Regatta for<br />

International One Metre<br />

Yachts.<br />

Twenty­five yachts from<br />

Dunedin to Wellington are<br />

expected for the regatta, hosted<br />

by the Pegasus Radio Sailing<br />

Club (PRSC).<br />

PRSC Commodore Paul<br />

Johnson says skippers will<br />

arrive tomorrow, <strong>March</strong> 13, to<br />

register for the event and have<br />

apractice on the lake before<br />

formal racing starts on<br />

Saturday. Racing will continue<br />

the following day.<br />

He says intensive racing is<br />

expected, with the competition<br />

starting on both days at 10am.<br />

“We have achoice of four<br />

areas around the lake to race,<br />

depending on the wind<br />

direction.<br />

‘‘PRSC warmly welcomes<br />

spectators to view the racing<br />

from the lake path near<br />

whichever race area the club is<br />

using,’’ he says.<br />

Aclub member will be on<br />

hand to answer any questions<br />

about the regatta.<br />

At the controls ... Competitors<br />

will line up at Lake Pegasus this<br />

weekend to vie for honours in the<br />

South Island regatta for one­metre<br />

radio­controlled yachts.<br />

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Set to sail ... The action at Pegasus Township this weekend will be on<br />

the water.<br />

Fair breeze ... Four locations<br />

have been identified for racing.<br />

The areas used will depend upon<br />

wind direction.<br />

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6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

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Pegasus Bay<br />

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Ok<br />

Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Let’snot stymie hemp<br />

Growing, trading or processing<br />

industrial hemp as an agricultural crop<br />

requires alicence.<br />

In New Zealand, these are issued by<br />

the Ministry of Health. In Australia,itis<br />

controlled by the Department of<br />

Primary Industriesinmost states.<br />

Businesses in my electorate have<br />

struggled to get their licences from a<br />

department which appears to have little<br />

understanding of agricultural practices.<br />

With commercial growing of<br />

industrial hemp about to step up<br />

another level, is the Ministry of Health<br />

the appropriate departmenttoissue<br />

licenses to grow hemp?<br />

Hemp has avarietyofuses in more<br />

than 25,000productsworldwide, from<br />

food to construction.<br />

It growsinawide variety of climates<br />

and soil types. Hemp is alsoafastgrowing<br />

plantthat is efficient at<br />

sequestering carbon. The biggest<br />

advantage for farmers could be that it<br />

chokesout competing weeds.<br />

Opponents argue that hemp may be<br />

used as apsychotropic drug, but the<br />

THC contentissolow that this is not<br />

possible.<br />

Receivingalicence is atimeconsuming<br />

process.<br />

The delaysinprocessing applications<br />

can harm hemp businesses as their<br />

work is dependent on climateand the<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

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time of year. Failingtoget alicenceon<br />

time means the company risks missing<br />

the growingseason.<br />

The slowprocessing of these licences<br />

also means that no contractscan be<br />

signed by the company. This has arollon<br />

effect that impacts more than justthe<br />

company,but also the contractors,<br />

fertilising companies,and the local<br />

economy.All are affected if the growing<br />

season is missed.<br />

Agriculture must be able to work with<br />

the growingseasonand, currently,the<br />

bureaucracyishurting the economic<br />

opportunities for those in the industry.<br />

I’m just not surethat the Ministry of<br />

Health understands agriculture and is<br />

aware of the short timeframe for<br />

planting hempseed.<br />

It may be that hemp will continue to<br />

need ahigherlevel of regulation due to<br />

its associationwith marijuana.<br />

However,thereare many benefits that<br />

this crop can produce.<br />

It has the potential to be a<br />

multimillion­dollar industry and we<br />

should be doing all we can to ensure<br />

hemp farmers aren’t unnecessarily<br />

impactedbybureaucracy.<br />

It could havehuge valueinadding to<br />

job growth and stimulating New<br />

Zealand’s economy, and we need to<br />

make sure we don’t fallfurther behind<br />

our competitors.<br />

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Biodiversity in spotlight<br />

TheHurunui District Council is submitting<br />

on the National Policy Statement for<br />

Indigenous Biodiversity to the Ministry for<br />

the Environment.<br />

The council generallyagrees with the<br />

purpose of the document, that<br />

maintenance of Indigenous Biodiversity is<br />

an important goalforNew Zealand and<br />

agrees on the direction to clarify and<br />

standardisedefinitions.<br />

However, it strongly disagrees withthe<br />

proposed way forward andthe<br />

requirement to map significant natural<br />

areas (SNAs).<br />

It is understood that, nationally, 61<br />

percent ofcouncils currently map SNAs,<br />

yet biodiversity is still in decline.<br />

Therefore, the assumption for mapping<br />

to be compulsory does not line up withthe<br />

change we areseeking.<br />

Thecouncil favours providing support<br />

for local initiatives that prove the ‘‘bottomup’’<br />

approach to saving our indigenous<br />

biodiversity.<br />

Being able to support and encourage the<br />

promotion of these willurge much greater<br />

willingness to participate,andturnthe<br />

thinking to indigenous biodiversitybeing<br />

seenasanasset, not aliability.<br />

Hurunui councillorsjoinedwiththe<br />

four other contributingcouncils of<br />

Christchurch City, Selwyn,Waimakariri<br />

andAshburton to visit the Transwaste<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> site at KateValley.<br />

Notonlywereweable to seefirst­hand<br />

7:00am<br />

7:28pm<br />

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Times<br />

8:49am<br />

9:16pm<br />

Rise <strong>12</strong>:56am<br />

Set 4:41pm<br />

❛It was pleasing to hear that<br />

Hurunui has avery low<br />

contamination rate for<br />

recycling.❜<br />

theprecisionand expertise in managing<br />

the site, but also viewed Tiromoana Bush,<br />

aregenerating native forest with a<br />

restoration planting plan to increase the<br />

areaofnative forest and wetland<br />

vegetation, as well as providing nesting<br />

sites and food resources for native birds.<br />

Councillors recently visited the Police<br />

and Emergency Precinct in Christchurch<br />

to gain agreaterinsight intothe<br />

emergency management systems,and<br />

Ecosort to understand better what<br />

happens to our recycling.<br />

It was pleasing to hear that Hurunui has<br />

averylowcontamination rate for<br />

recycling, so mymessage to you all is to<br />

keepupthe good work.<br />

Our final visit was to <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Museum to have abehind­the­scenes look<br />

at the current storage of avast array of<br />

items not on display.<br />

Ihostedmyfirst “MeetwithMarie”<br />

session in Hanmer Springs. It was pleasing<br />

to have residents come alongfor achat.<br />

Thenext session willbeatWaikari<br />

Kitchen on Wednesday, <strong>March</strong>18,from<br />

10am to 11am.<br />

Priorities are being examined, so why not have asay?<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>is<br />

seeking publicfeedback on its<br />

draft annual plan.<br />

It is also seeking direction on<br />

futurepriorities.<br />

Theannual plan covers from<br />

July 1this yearuntil theend of<br />

June next year.<br />

While thereare no significant<br />

or material changes to whatwill<br />

be thethirdyearofthe Long­<br />

Term Plan 2018­28 (LTP),<br />

additional spending is included<br />

to replenishreservestorespond<br />

to natural hazardsand flood<br />

protection,invest in more<br />

sustainablepublic transport,<br />

establish aregion­wide planting<br />

programme, and help<br />

communities adapttoclimate<br />

change.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> would welcome feedback on its direction and priorities,<br />

writes one of its two <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> councillors, Claire McKay.<br />

The LTP had signalled a5.5<br />

percent increase. However, an<br />

average rates rise of 9.8%is<br />

required to deliver theproposed<br />

activitiesand spending<br />

described in thedraftdocument.<br />

For ratepayers in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>,some will increase<br />

by less than9.8%,and some by<br />

muchmore.<br />

Rates increaseswill depend<br />

on thelatest valuation,location<br />

and services receivedfrom<br />

targeted rates and generalrates.<br />

The risewill varyfrom an<br />

average of 5% for Hurunui, to 21<br />

to 24% forRangiora and Kaiapoi.<br />

The newpublictransport<br />

expressserviceinto<br />

Christchurch,whichrecently<br />

underwent aconsultation<br />

process, contributes<br />

significantlytothe rates<br />

increase for urban Rangiora and<br />

Kaiapoi.<br />

ECancontinues to have a<br />

strategic focusonfreshwater,<br />

biodiversityand public<br />

transport.<br />

Having aresilient <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

region,wherecommunities are<br />

wellinformed and enabled to<br />

adapt andmitigateeffects of<br />

changing climate, is also<br />

threaded throughout ECan’s<br />

work.<br />

The council is keento<br />

kickstartabold plantingand<br />

regenerationprogramme across<br />

the region, initially focusingon<br />

lowlandwaterways,and working<br />

withthe willing.<br />

Thisinitiative would overtime<br />

deliver improvements the wider<br />

community seeks andthat<br />

centralgovernment appears to<br />

be taking astrong position on.<br />

As anew pieceofwork, we<br />

wantfeedback on how far and<br />

fastweshould take this.<br />

As your elected<br />

representative,Istoodonhaving<br />

affordablerates.<br />

Inow havetoweigh up whatis<br />

best for<strong>Canterbury</strong>aswell, and<br />

need to hear people’s voices<br />

loud and clear, to allow<br />

informed debatebefore the final<br />

adoption of theannual plan in<br />

June.<br />

It is critical thatpeople take<br />

time to provide feedback before<br />

5pmonWednesday, <strong>March</strong> 25.<br />

Email me directlyat<br />

councillor.mckay@ecan.govt.nz<br />

or go onlinetohaveyoursay.<br />

ecan.govt.nztoprovide feedback<br />

under the ‘‘better future’’ link.<br />

Letters or videoscan also be<br />

used to providefeedbackand<br />

canbesentto200 TuamStreet,<br />

Christchurch.<br />

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Saturday 14th <strong>March</strong>, 4pm -9:30pm<br />

New World Rangiora’s Food Zone<br />

What’s for Dinner? What’s for Dessert? What’s from the market?<br />

Alt Kitchen Nora’s Kitchen All Caked Up-By Lisa Greenz<br />

Arjee Bhajee Smoke nBarrel Flips Pancakes Love Ya Fudge<br />

Astig Euro Asian Cuisine The Chippy Gelato Dolce The Sausage Shed<br />

Bahn Mi Baby Nora’s Kitchen Lil Orbits Whitehorse Cheese<br />

Billie Jacks Smoke nBarrel MrWhippy<br />

Coq au Van Rotisserie The Chippy Red Eight Cafe<br />

Feed the Need Tre Fratelli Fried Pizza Rolling Penguins<br />

Kung Fu Dumplings World Cuisine The Honest Cakery<br />

Langosh<br />

Little German Kitchen<br />

Nanny’s Food Truck<br />

The Coffee Shot Expresso<br />

The Organic Coffee L.A.B<br />

Waffle Mania<br />

Spectrum’ m’s Music Stage<br />

Featuring Mulletman as MC<br />

Lana &The Lawless Trio<br />

4pm -5:30pm<br />

Nyree &Damo<br />

5:45pm -7:30pm<br />

Dangerbaby (6piece)<br />

7:45pm -9:30pm<br />

Fire Dancers 7:30pm– 9:30pm Licensed Area 4pm –9:30pm Faeries 4pm –9:30pm FREE Harley Rides 6pm


HAPPY HIRE’S EATS &BEATS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

9<br />

Achance to<br />

eat to the beat<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Rangiora’s popularHappyHire<br />

Eatsand Beats twilight festival<br />

of food, music andpicturesque<br />

lightingwill returntoVictoria<br />

Parkthis Saturday.<br />

The family­friendlyevent<br />

starts at 4pmand finishes at<br />

9.30pm.<br />

It willfeature livemusicand<br />

popular children’s entertainers<br />

FromBeyond the Faerie Tree,<br />

professional fire performers,<br />

gourmet foodstalls,craftbeer<br />

and wine,and Pimm’s.<br />

The event’spopularity stems<br />

fromacombinationoffood<br />

choices fromaround the world,<br />

the top qualitymusicactsand<br />

the licensed area wherepeople<br />

can enjoy wineorbeerfrom<br />

local businessesand dineina<br />

beautiful setting,saysBelinda<br />

Topp, organiserofthe Rangiora<br />

Promotionsevent.<br />

Thirty­twofoodvendors at<br />

Saturday’sfestival will provide<br />

dinner and dessert optionsin<br />

the New WorldRangiora Food<br />

Zone, and threeliquoroutlets<br />

willprovide craft beer, wineand<br />

Pimm’s.<br />

Popularentertainer<br />

MulletMan willbethe masterof<br />

ceremonies on thenight,while<br />

the FireDancerswill be<br />

performing from7.30pmto<br />

9.30pm.<br />

‘‘Weare also having free<br />

Harley­Davidson rides thanksto<br />

Man Up <strong>Canterbury</strong>, and these<br />

kickoff in the Waimakariri<br />

District Council car parkat<br />

6pm,’’ Belindasays.<br />

‘‘Onthe Spectrum Music Stage<br />

we have Lanaand the Lawless<br />

JazzTrio from 4pmto5.30pm,<br />

Nyree and DamoPop Duo from<br />

Night out in the park ... Last year’s Eats and Beats food and music twilight festival in Victoria Park.<br />

5.45pm to 7.30pm, andthe grand<br />

finale is Dangerbaby,asix­piece<br />

incredible band takingcareof<br />

classic rock from 7.45pm to<br />

9.30pm.’’<br />

Theannual festivalwas first<br />

held in 2017. It hadtobemoved<br />

to theWaimakariri District<br />

Council carpark afterheavy rain<br />

during thedays before the<br />

festivalmade Victoria Park’s<br />

groundtoo wettoholdthe event.<br />

The<strong>March</strong>datefor thisyear’s<br />

festival cameabout when acold<br />

night for lastyear’s event caused<br />

aslight drop in attendance.<br />

‘‘We movedthe event from<br />

Aprilto<strong>March</strong> in the hopeofa<br />

warmereveningfor alltoenjoy,<br />

so fingers crossed,’’ Belinda<br />

says.<br />

Hot work ... Afire dancer at last<br />

year’s Eats and Beats food and<br />

music twilight festival in<br />

Rangiora’s Victoria Park. This<br />

year’s festival will be held at the<br />

same venue this Saturday from<br />

4pm to 9.30pm.<br />

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Bikershappy with<br />

newride base<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Anew transition area has been given<br />

the thumbs up by competitors in last<br />

Sunday’s Rakahuri Rage in Rangiora.<br />

The start of the six­hour mountainbike<br />

relay race through the Ashley­<br />

Rakahuri Regional Park has<br />

traditionally been at the Rangiora<br />

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after the new <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

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Although it was ascramble for the<br />

relay organisers, the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport and Recreation<br />

Trust, to set up an alternative base<br />

camp for the event at short notice, the<br />

new site was welcomed by relay<br />

participants.<br />

‘‘Riders were all positive about the<br />

changes to the course, which included<br />

some new sections of single track and<br />

shingle roads, and the return of some<br />

sections of track we haven’t used for a<br />

couple of years,’’ the trust’s marketing<br />

manager, Tony Kean, said.<br />

‘‘There was plenty of room for<br />

everyone and, being on the track,<br />

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‘‘Being only a6.5km circuit meant<br />

riders were comfortable doing more<br />

than asingle lap in arow and they had<br />

less time in between their rides, which<br />

helped keep them busy all day.<br />

‘‘With all the positive feedback we<br />

have had about the new transition site,<br />

Busy day ... <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport<br />

and Recreation Trust marketing manager<br />

Tony Kean with schools sports coach<br />

Elsie Petrie­Taylor during last weekend’s<br />

Rakahuri Rage.<br />

we will definitely look to hold it in the<br />

same place next year.’’<br />

This year’s relay involved 353<br />

riders, which included 101 teams and<br />

five solo riders.<br />

For results, visit the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport and Recreation<br />

Trust’s Facebook page.<br />

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Quake roadshow to visit<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> residentswill receive<br />

an update on the risks of amagnitude­8<br />

earthquake on the alpinefault.<br />

The AlpineFault magnitude 8(AF8)<br />

Roadshow, The Science Beneath Our Feet,<br />

will stop in Oxfordon<strong>March</strong>30, Hanmer<br />

Springs on <strong>March</strong> 31, and Kaikoura on<br />

April2as partofaSouthIslandtour.<br />

It features public science talks and<br />

interactiveclassroomsessions designed<br />

to share the story of thealpinefault, the<br />

likely consequences of amagnitude­ 8<br />

quakeand how people can be better<br />

prepared, AF8 programme leader Alice<br />

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‘‘We liveinastunning part of the world<br />

and while the thoughtofanAF8<br />

earthquake is scary, if we didn’t havean<br />

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know it today.<br />

‘‘Understanding our home and its<br />

vulnerabilities, raising awarenessand<br />

sharing knowledge are essential in<br />

building our collective preparedness for<br />

future events.’’<br />

Theroadshow will visit Oxford School<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 30 beforehosting apublic<br />

meeting at 7pm in the Oxford Town Hall,<br />

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil emergency<br />

management adviser Brennan Wiremu<br />

says.<br />

‘‘We’veheard the greatfeedbackfrom<br />

last year’sevents, so were excited to have<br />

Science Beneath Our Feet visit Oxford.<br />

‘‘We know the alpinefault will have a<br />

significant impact on our district, so the<br />

more we understand the science behind<br />

it,the better we are placed to prepare<br />

andrespond.’’<br />

Apublicforum will be heldinthe<br />

Hanmer Springs Memorial Hall at 7pm<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 31 and theroadshow will stopat<br />

Amuri Area School the next day, Hurunui<br />

District Council emergency management<br />

officerDean Eades says.<br />

‘‘Our communities have endured<br />

isolation fromearthquakes and wildfires,<br />

so the possibilityofanAF8 earthquake<br />

reallyhits home forsome.’’<br />

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Spicy buns prevail<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

What makes the best hot cross bun in the<br />

country?<br />

Artisan by Rangiora Bakery owner<br />

Ron van Til says it is all about the<br />

combination of spices, the quality of<br />

fruit, and the sheer creativity of the<br />

people getting imaginative with the<br />

recipe and governing the ovens.<br />

Describing how the bakery snaffled<br />

the country's top award for <strong>2020</strong> for its<br />

celebrated seasonal festive pastry, Ron<br />

says it is all about evolving what the<br />

bakery has always done.<br />

‘‘We will never stop making the<br />

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have enjoyed for decades,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘That said, every year, my production<br />

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‘‘This year, it involved adding<br />

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The result so impressed the judges of<br />

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Zealand's Hot Cross Bun <strong>2020</strong> contest<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

In brief<br />

Mud run returns<br />

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Picnic arelaxed day out<br />

Fundraising initiative ... The entrance to Hossack station.<br />

Backcountry trips<br />

to raisefunds<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

HossackStationwillhost<br />

two four­wheel­drive tours<br />

thismonth, organised by the<br />

Amuri andHawarden­<br />

WaikariLions Clubs.<br />

The station, on the<br />

outskirtsofHanmerSprings,<br />

offersspectacular high<br />

country views, and features<br />

adrive along the Hanmer<br />

River,overthe Hossack<br />

saddle and down the<br />

HossackRivertothe edge of<br />

Molesworth Station.<br />

Drives will runontwo<br />

consecutive Sundays,<strong>March</strong><br />

22 and<strong>March</strong>29, with a<br />

maximum of 60 vehicles for<br />

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The clubs’ fundraising<br />

project is suitable for<br />

vehicles withoff­roadtyres<br />

and whichhavereasonable<br />

ground clearance. They<br />

mustalsoberegistered and<br />

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fitness<br />

No dogsare allowed.<br />

Eachdrive starts from the<br />

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It willcost $80per vehicle,<br />

withfunds raisedgoing<br />

toward local community<br />

projects.<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Rangiora’sVictoria Park<br />

was transformedinto a<br />

zone of colour, live music<br />

and smilesat<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Pride’s<br />

annual picnic last<br />

Sunday.<br />

The event was<br />

organised by the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Pride(NCP)<br />

committee to promote<br />

diversity and inclusion,<br />

and reducestigma.<br />

NCP consistsofasmall<br />

groupoflesbian, gay and<br />

transgender people who<br />

got together early in 2018<br />

in response to a<br />

suggestion by amember<br />

that aLGBTIQ event be<br />

organised in Rangiora to<br />

coincide with<br />

Christchurch Prideweek.<br />

‘‘While Christchurch<br />

Pride events attract<br />

peoplefrom Rangiora<br />

and other areas in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>,the<br />

committeefelt there was<br />

aneed for aLGBTIQ+<br />

event in our district,’’<br />

said member Paul Finch.<br />

There was arelaxed,<br />

friendly vibe at the picnic<br />

on Sunday helped by<br />

OliverHeperi’s live<br />

music.<br />

NCP chairwoman<br />

Cynthia Spittal said<br />

peoplequestioning their<br />

sexuality or gender<br />

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support groupsQtopiaor<br />

OUTLine NZ for help.<br />

Dressed to thrill ... LittleMiss Cinnamon,left, and The<br />

Divine Joanne Neilson, from Pride Christchurch, at the<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> Pride Picnic.<br />

Special day out ... Delilah Gousmett, left, aged <strong>12</strong>, of<br />

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Thesixth annualRakahuriRage took placeinideal conditions<br />

on 8th <strong>March</strong><strong>2020</strong>, with101 teams (over350 riders) and 5solo<br />

riders taking part. Arejigging of the 6.5kmcourse andtransition<br />

area introduced riders to some of the newlyformed cycling/<br />

walking tracks in the RakahuriRiver Reserve next to the Ashley<br />

River, which challenged riders of all ages and skill levels.<br />

Craig Oliver again set the fastest lap of the dayat14:01 butit<br />

wasjunior team Full Send thatcompleted the most laps in the<br />

shortest time (21), followedbyanother junior team HBH who<br />

were just 4seconds adrift. Thirdplace overall went to corporate<br />

team Small Business Accountants while the fastest solo rider was<br />

Olly Pearce who completed 21 laps within the 6-hour time limit.<br />

Onceagain theRakahuriRage waswellsupported by corporate<br />

teams (20), junior teams (16) and primaryschool teams (13),<br />

but the mixed categoryhad the most entrieswith 22 teams<br />

of mostly3or4riders. The majorityofriders were <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>locals,reflecting the increasing popularityof<br />

mountain biking in the region.<br />

Organised by the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Sport &RecreationTrust,<br />

theRakahuriRagewas introduced in 2015 to encourage people<br />

to trymountain biking and explorethe local <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

cycling tracks,and it has quickly become afixtureonthe <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>sporting calendar.<br />

Theevent is also amajorfund-raiser forthe MainPower Waiswim<br />

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Special thanks must go to all our loyalsponsors whocontinue to<br />

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NEWS<br />

16 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Concerns raised over<br />

govt’swater stance<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Car parkingand central government<br />

regulations dominateddiscussions at the<br />

recent Waimakariri District Council<br />

meeting.<br />

Councillorsvoted to change thestatusof<br />

aMandevilleplantation reserve to allow<br />

for car parking, while government<br />

regulations around water and biodiversity<br />

continuetocause concern.<br />

The plantationreserve, commonly<br />

knownasMandeville Village Reserve,will<br />

be changed to ‘‘a local purposecommunity<br />

reserve’’toalleviate pressure on existing<br />

car parks.<br />

Greenspace manager Grant MacLeod<br />

said 234 submissions werereceived during<br />

consultation held duringDecember and<br />

January, with171 supporting the proposal<br />

to change the status and for council staff to<br />

add bollardsand ashingledriveway.<br />

The project is expected to cost up to<br />

$8000, fundedwithin existing budgets, and<br />

the Mandeville villagedeveloperwill be<br />

approachedfor acontribution.<br />

Councillorsaired concerns over the<br />

proposed newwater regulatoryauthority,<br />

Taumata Arowai.<br />

Chiefexecutive Jim Palmer said while<br />

the initial proposal is for drinking water<br />

standards, there have been clearsignals<br />

central governmentintends extending it to<br />

coverstormwater and sewage.<br />

He said arecentCabinet report ‘‘makes<br />

it clear that the government wantstohave<br />

astep­changetohavingasmall number of<br />

water authorities in the country’’.<br />

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residents. ‘‘My concern is thistakes that<br />

away from us and givesittosomeonewho<br />

is faceless.’’<br />

Cr Kirstyn Barnett saidthe proposal put<br />

the ‘‘wellbeing of water before peopleand<br />

I’ve neverseen that before’’.<br />

Policymanager Geoff Meadows<br />

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CommitteeonTaumata Arowaiand to the<br />

Ministryfor the Environment on the<br />

proposed National Policy Statement for<br />

Indigenous Biodiversity to express the<br />

council’s concerns.<br />

He said the council has made significant<br />

progress, with <strong>12</strong> out of 14 drinking water<br />

supplies meeting the nationalstandards,<br />

while the Garrymere schemeupgradeis<br />

due to be finished this year.Consultation<br />

will begin this month on the planned<br />

upgrade to the Poyntzs Road scheme.<br />

His biodiversity submission notes<br />

concerns aroundseveralareas, including<br />

the definition of significant natural areas<br />

and alack of clarity around the<br />

responsibility of central government.<br />

Traditional dance ... People who attended the recent ‘‘explore the Philippines’’ event<br />

were treated to traditional Filipino dance.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

Filipino culture showcased<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The Philippines took centre­stage at a<br />

recent event in the Rangiora Town<br />

Hall.<br />

The day, organised by the<br />

Waimakariri Migrants and<br />

Newcomers Group, was achance to<br />

“explore the Philippines”. There was<br />

adisplay in the foyer, cultural<br />

performances, and the screening of a<br />

Filipino film, Seven Sundays.<br />

‘‘The purpose of this event was to<br />

achieve cultural awareness and help<br />

people to have abetter understanding<br />

of what it is to be amigrant and the<br />

value that diverse cultures add to our<br />

communities,’’ the project leader,<br />

Ingrid Rammers, said.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon and<br />

Philippines vice­consul Nicole<br />

Macaballug were on hand to welcome<br />

visitors as they learned more about<br />

‘‘this beautiful country with its<br />

stunning nature and friendly people’’,<br />

Ingrid said.<br />

An exhibition in the foyer showcased<br />

Filipino culture and guests<br />

were invited to join in with an<br />

enthusiastic Filipino dance group.<br />

After the screening of Seven<br />

Sundays,there was alucky prize draw,<br />

with two gift baskets given away.<br />

Ingrid says the Waimakariri<br />

Migrants and Newcomers Group plans<br />

more ‘‘cultural movie festival’’ events.<br />

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Good accessibility helps<br />

By KERRY WALSH<br />

Team leader of building with the<br />

Hurunui District Council<br />

Accessibilityinbuildings has<br />

been afeature in new<br />

buildingsfor many years.<br />

The NZ standard<br />

(NZS4<strong>12</strong>1:2001) for accessible<br />

buildingshas been with us<br />

since1985. Visibly, since then,<br />

people will have noticed more<br />

accessible toilets, rampsetc<br />

that are widespread<br />

throughoutmost public<br />

buildingsinthe district.<br />

Why is accessibility<br />

required?<br />

The legal bit,undersection<br />

118 of the Building Act,isthat<br />

it mustbeprovided: If<br />

provision is being made for the<br />

construction or alteration of any<br />

building to whichmembers of<br />

the public are to be admitted,<br />

whether for free or on payment<br />

of acharge,reasonableand<br />

adequate provision by way of<br />

access, parkingprovisions, and<br />

sanitary facilities must be made<br />

for persons withdisabilities who<br />

may be expected to visit or work<br />

in thatbuilding; and carry out<br />

normal activities and processes<br />

in thatbuilding.’’<br />

So, accessibility needs to be<br />

considered for new and altered<br />

buildings, earthquake<br />

strengthening and buildings<br />

changingtheir use,but it does<br />

not needtobeconsideredin<br />

residentialhomes.<br />

When owners alter any<br />

building (apartfrom ahouse)<br />

they are required to makean<br />

upgrade to the accessibility<br />

and means of escape from fire.<br />

This is alegalrequirement and<br />

not optional.This does not<br />

need to be the burdenthat alot<br />

of building owners view it<br />

(many buildings remain<br />

untouched as ownersare<br />

worried about upgrade costs).<br />

In alteringabuilding,<br />

ownersonlyhave to carryout a<br />

minimum upgradeasfar as is<br />

reasonably practicable.This<br />

does not mean that they haveto<br />

make many tens of thousands<br />

of dollarsofchanges; it just<br />

meansthat they havetomake<br />

some improvements for<br />

accessibility.<br />

Even if it is asimple,lowcost<br />

alteration, the accessible<br />

upgrade can be in proportion<br />

to those costs.<br />

At any one time,atleast20<br />

percent of the New Zealand<br />

populationhas somekind of<br />

Room to move ... Spacious toilets and handrails are among araft of accessibility improvements that<br />

can be made in buildings used by the public.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

disabling condition.<br />

Thismeans, by not<br />

upgrading thebuilding, owners<br />

are potentially excluding 20%<br />

of customers, staff, friends and<br />

family from using their<br />

building.<br />

An accessible building<br />

means abuilding that can be<br />

usedbyall; you can employ<br />

anyone, allow all customersto<br />

enter and use the building,<br />

and,ofcourse,it’s also a<br />

lawfullycomplying building.<br />

So, what sort of things are<br />

expected in abuilding thatis<br />

fully accessible and<br />

complying?<br />

An accessiblecarpark;<br />

Aramp entrance;<br />

Alower counter;<br />

Designatedseatingareas;<br />

Larger toiletsand showers.<br />

There are also other design<br />

features so that peopleare<br />

generally able to move around<br />

abuilding withouttoo much<br />

difficulty.<br />

The council looks at whether<br />

people can drive into a<br />

property’s carpark, unloada<br />

wheelchair, and movesafely<br />

across the carpark without<br />

getting hit. Officers willcheck<br />

whether awheelchaircan<br />

moveontothe path thatleads<br />

to the front door without steps<br />

thenenter the building, and<br />

opendoors thatare not too<br />

heavy. Theyshould have<br />

handles instead of knobs.<br />

Noneofthis can be done<br />

easilywith steps or aramp at<br />

the wrong gradients. Once<br />

inside, we look at whether<br />

someone can approachthe<br />

front counter and be ableto<br />

carry out their transaction at<br />

the correctheight and,finally,<br />

whether theyare able to enter<br />

the spaces withinthe building<br />

(door widths)and use the<br />

facilities, such as toilets,<br />

without assistance.<br />

What about an accessible<br />

home? As people get older or<br />

have an injuryoradisabilityof<br />

some description, we all need<br />

to be able to move about our<br />

home in an easy way.<br />

Steps into houses, or<br />

showers with steps, are areal<br />

problem for some people.<br />

Simpleadaptations either<br />

when the houseisbuiltor<br />

afterwardscan occurtomake it<br />

much more accessible.<br />

For example, alevel­entry<br />

front doororatiledflush floor<br />

showercan be just the trick.<br />

Awider hallwayand larger<br />

doors with handlesinstead of<br />

knobs can be simple thingsto<br />

make home life that much<br />

easier.<br />

These thingsdon’t just make<br />

it easier for those with a<br />

disabilityorlimited<br />

movability, but they are better<br />

for us all to use. Everyone<br />

benefits not having to step over<br />

thingsorintothings,and wide<br />

accessiblepathsand corridors<br />

are generally our preference.<br />

For thosewith atemporary<br />

disability, atiled flush­floor<br />

shower would thenbecomea<br />

greatassetrather than the<br />

shower over thebath thatmay<br />

be unusablefor them.<br />

Manypublicswimming pools<br />

now haveaccessible ramps<br />

intothe water and now these<br />

entrances to the poolare used<br />

by everyone.They have<br />

become amainstay,asan<br />

easier waytoenterthe pool.<br />

Accessibilityisalso valued<br />

by mums and dads with prams.<br />

How many times have you<br />

needed the accessible ramp or<br />

the accessibletoilet with the<br />

fold­down baby changingtable<br />

whenyour kidswere young?<br />

These are usefulfeatures<br />

thatmake life justthat much<br />

easier foryoung and old.Good<br />

accessibilitybenefits everyone.<br />

Accessibility, of course, is<br />

mostimportant to those with<br />

disabilities, not just wheelchair<br />

users.This also includes<br />

those with sightimpairments,<br />

colour blindness, arthritis, the<br />

hearing impairedetc.<br />

Awell thought out design<br />

means theycan enterand use a<br />

building pretty much the same<br />

way anyone else would without<br />

having to askfor assistance.<br />

Wanttotalk aboutbuilding<br />

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Progress ... The Mayfair Arts and Culture Centre board director Sandra Wyatt inspects the<br />

new first­floor exhibition space in the old theatre, which is being given anew life. PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Kaikoura projects<br />

progressing well<br />

Kaikoura’s earthquake rebuild<br />

programmeiscontinuing apace.<br />

Good progress is being made with<br />

repairs to councilfacilities,roads,<br />

bridges, and water and sewer networks,<br />

the Kaikoura DistrictCouncil says.<br />

Work was completed last year to repair<br />

the Kaikoura Memorial Hall and Cuddon<br />

building,popularly knownasthe Op<br />

Shop, while fundraising continues to<br />

build anew community pool and to<br />

repairthe Kaikoura Scout Hall.<br />

Work is alsowell­advanced on the old<br />

Mayfair theatre, which will be reborn as<br />

an arts and culturalcentre.<br />

Infrastructure repairs are on track to<br />

be completed in August.<br />

The installation of the new pressure<br />

sewer system along BeachRdisonthe<br />

homeward stretch.<br />

All pipework alongBeachRdisnow<br />

activeand wastewater is flowing.<br />

Of the 28 new pressure sewertanks to<br />

be installed, 26 are complete and private<br />

connections are beingmade.<br />

The finalconnections, commissioning<br />

and final reinstatement is being done<br />

tank after tank from Hawthorne Rd,<br />

moving north to Mill Rd.<br />

This is expected to be completed in<br />

May.<br />

As new connections are completed,the<br />

old pipes are beingdecommissioned.<br />

Bridge repairs and rebuildsare also<br />

progressing.<br />

Evansbridge,atthe southern end of Mt<br />

FyffeRd, is beingbuilt and is due to open<br />

in May,while the Gillings Lane bridge is<br />

due to open in April<br />

The WardsIIbridge, on Mt FyffeRd,<br />

northofSchoolhouse Rd, is under<br />

construction and is due to open in May,<br />

whilethe Scotts,Rorrisons and<br />

Hawthorne bridges have been<br />

completed.<br />

Minorstructural repairsto14bridges<br />

around the Kaikoura district are also<br />

progressing, with work still to be<br />

completedonsix bridges, including three<br />

in Kekerengu.<br />

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The counciliskeentouse local<br />

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contractors, project delivery manager<br />

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It is hoped this initiative will<br />

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NEWS<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

27<br />

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29<br />

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Social gathering asellout<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

An April eveningfor people with<br />

disabilities is asellout.<br />

Now, volunteers are needed to help<br />

make the eveningasuccess.<br />

OrganiserPaulaThackwell says tickets<br />

sold out within 48 hours of goingonsale<br />

for thesocialand dance eveningfor those<br />

with disabilities, their carers and friends.<br />

It will be held in the Rangiora Baptist<br />

Church hall on Friday, April 3.<br />

‘‘We have322 people coming and we<br />

will need up to 50 volunteers, so we are<br />

keen to hear fromanyone who would like<br />

to help out on the night.We’ve got people<br />

coming fromWestport, Kaikoura and all<br />

over <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘Thevolunteers get anight out, anice<br />

supper and they are appreciated.Ilike to<br />

call it ‘serving hands’.’’<br />

TheWoodend Christian Camp has<br />

offeredfree accommodationfor the<br />

Friday andSaturday nights so those from<br />

out­of­town can haveaweekend away,<br />

Paulasays.<br />

‘‘All they need is theirbedding and<br />

their caregivercan staywith them. It’s<br />

well suitedfor people with disabilities, so<br />

what agood opportunity it is for people to<br />

have abreak away in the Waimakariri.’’<br />

Forthose who missed out, there willbe<br />

another socialeveningonNovember 6,<br />

butpeople willneed to get in quick as<br />

there is already plenty of interest, Paula<br />

says.<br />

Anyone interestedinvolunteering, or<br />

to enquire about staying at the Woodend<br />

Christian Camponthe weekend of April<br />

3to4,should contact Paulaon(03)<br />

313 8989 or by emailat<br />

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Leeston­Southbridge found form at the<br />

right time to make the <strong>Canterbury</strong>Country<br />

45­over finalagainst Chevioton<strong>March</strong>21.<br />

The defendingchampions were in the<br />

midst of afour­match losingstreakbefore<br />

the side met Oxford­Rangiora on Saturday.<br />

Its<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>opponentwas on a<br />

high after claiming the twenty20 titleon<br />

Fridaynight. The sidewas eager to repeat<br />

the performance.However,Leeston­<br />

Southbridge prevailed by four wickets.<br />

Cheviotwas abletotopple Southbrook<br />

by 82 runs at Cheviot Domain.<br />

Leeston­Southbridge, boostedbythe<br />

returnofits <strong>Canterbury</strong> Country<br />

representative players, was able to restrict<br />

Oxford­Rangiorato186 all out.<br />

Leeston­Southbridge was able to get<br />

New Zealand under­19 representative<br />

Rhys Mariu out for 68, just24hours after<br />

he had scoredamatch­winning101 in the<br />

twenty20 final. The openerwas the only<br />

meaningfulscore, with No. 7Mitch Power<br />

the next best with24.<br />

Opening bowler SamChamberlainwas<br />

the star for the visitorsashetook four for<br />

38 from his nineovers.<br />

Chamberlain then turnedinastellar<br />

performancewith the bat, making 65 not<br />

out and combining with opener Rupert<br />

Young,who made 86.<br />

The paircame together at 20 for three<br />

and put on <strong>12</strong>7 to swing the momentum of<br />

the matchintheir side’s favour.<br />

Leeston­Southbridge got homewith 20<br />

CRICKET<br />

balls to spare.<br />

The winning side’s wicket­keeper, Toby<br />

Doyle,said the bowlers produced the full<br />

lengthneeded at Pearson Park,which<br />

helpedthem take wickets and keep the run<br />

rate down.<br />

‘‘The pitchwasn’t easy, with some balls<br />

holding up in the surface,’’hesaid.<br />

‘‘The boundaries are quite shortsquare<br />

of the wicket, so that’s always afactor<br />

when bowling.<br />

‘‘Credit to Sam and Rupert,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘Their partnership was classy<br />

throughoutand theywere abletotake<br />

calculated risks when needed.’’<br />

In the plate matches, Lincoln thumped<br />

Seftonby96runs on the backof<strong>12</strong>6 from<br />

openerArthurPaterson.<br />

Lincoln made302 for eightand then<br />

dismissed Seftonfor 206.<br />

Weedons madeittwo wins in arow over<br />

Darfield thanks to asix­wicket victory.<br />

Weedons’pursuit of 177towin was<br />

anchored by ToddInness’ unbeaten <strong>12</strong>1.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Country will host<strong>North</strong><br />

Otago at MainPower Oval,startingFriday<br />

in the side’s lone defence of the Hawke<br />

Cup for the summer.<br />

After beatingHamilton afortnight ago,<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Countryneed onlyafirstinningsvictory<br />

to lock the cup away in its<br />

trophycabinet for the summer.<br />

As aresult of the Hawke Cup fixture,<br />

there willbenoclubcricket this weekend.<br />

NC drivers climb high<br />

SPORT<br />

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31<br />

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Tune in nowtolistenon104.9 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

and103.7 Hanmer Springs andKaikoura<br />

Kaiapoi’sJob Quantock put in sterling<br />

drives to claimthird place in the<br />

inaugural Central Otago Ben Nevis<br />

StationGolden<strong>12</strong>00Hillclimblast<br />

weekend.<br />

Kiwi rally star HaydenPaddon won<br />

the event,with Rotorua’sSloan Cox<br />

second.<br />

The overallleader­board was<br />

determinedbyadding acompetitor’s<br />

best timefrom day onetotheir best time<br />

fromday two.<br />

Cromwell­based Paddon’s combined<br />

timewas 5m 49.3s compared to Cox’s<br />

6m 13.5s andQuantock’s 6m 18.5s,with<br />

the trio takingthe top threeplaces<br />

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Paddon set the course recordof2m52.8s<br />

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JobQuantock, Kaiapoi, Skoda AP4,3.<br />

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2203815-<strong>12</strong>/9<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> spraying<br />

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Local contractors spokentoby<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> lastweeksay<br />

thisseason has beenamixed bagso<br />

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‘‘Atthe moment we’re sprayingthe<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

33<br />

Enthusiastic Caitlin is leading by example<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Caitlin Rhodes is on the look­out for cattlehandling<br />

gigs.<br />

Caitlin recently returned fromthe<br />

CanberraRoyal Show, held fromFebruary<br />

27 to <strong>March</strong> 1.<br />

She was last year’sNew Zealand<br />

Agricultural Show Lady Isaac Scholarship<br />

winner.<br />

She saysshe is ‘‘openfor business’’ after<br />

she led Ausline cattle in Canberra.<br />

Caitlin, aged17, arrived back in<br />

Christchurch lastTuesday, just in timefor<br />

her 9am lecture at Lincoln University,<br />

whereshe is in herfirst year of an<br />

agricultural commercedegree.<br />

‘‘It was reallygood, Ireally enjoyed it. I<br />

was handingout ribbons, recording results<br />

and helping behind the scenes, whichis<br />

not something Iget to do at home.’’<br />

She presented ribbons at the youthshow<br />

for stock judging, parading and school<br />

teams, as well as leading Auslinecattle<br />

entered by Well Station of Canberra.<br />

Unlike last year’s New Zealand<br />

Agricultural Show, where she captained<br />

the Rangiora HighSchool cattleshow<br />

team,aswell as competing, Caitlin said<br />

she had moretime to lookaround the<br />

show.<br />

‘‘It’s about the same sizeas<br />

Christchurch,but it’sverymuch an<br />

Australian show.<br />

‘‘They had show bags to take around and<br />

they have quite coolcraft sections, and I<br />

got some cool ideasfor how to use<br />

ribbons.’’<br />

Caitlin saysshe and her elder sister<br />

Georgia are planning to lead cattle at the<br />

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breeders needing someassistance.<br />

Whileshe is not from afarming<br />

Leading ... Caitlin Rhodes led Ausline cattle fromWell Station, near Canberra,during the recent CanberraRoyal Show.<br />

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Caitlin was also part of Rangiora’s team<br />

which won last year’s FMG JuniorYoung<br />

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competition and she hopes to be able to<br />

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34 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Concerns over biodiversity plan<br />

By JAMIE MCFADDEN<br />

Rural Advocacy Network<br />

The Government’s proposed National<br />

Policy Statement Indigenous Biodiversity<br />

(NPSIB) will have amajorimpact on<br />

landowners and councils of ruraldistricts<br />

such as Kaikoura, Hurunui and<br />

Waimakariri.<br />

The proposed NPSIB, on which<br />

submissions close on Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 14,<br />

reduces the flexibility for councilsto<br />

design theirown indigenous biodiversity<br />

policies.Councils will have to rewrite<br />

theirplans to align withwhat the<br />

Governmenthas prescribed with no<br />

regard for whether it is suitable for their<br />

communities.<br />

One of the main requirements is that<br />

councils have to survey all private land in<br />

theirdistrict for Significant Natural Areas<br />

(SNAs). Some councilshave not done this<br />

because of the hugecost.<br />

It can also be counterproductive,<br />

making biodiversity aliability, and it<br />

doesn’t achieve positive actions on the<br />

ground. The SNA approach has provenan<br />

ineffective policyinstrument in districts<br />

such as Hurunui.<br />

Thesesurveys willcost councils millions<br />

of dollars. Southland District Council has<br />

estimated $18 million just for the surveys<br />

and administration costs.<br />

Coststolandownerswill also be<br />

substantial. What is the opportunity cost?<br />

The NPSIB will resultinalot of rules<br />

and compliance obligations. The proposed<br />

ruleswill have the greatest negative<br />

impact on landownersthat havedone the<br />

most to protectnatural areasontheir land.<br />

Jamie McFadden<br />

Afailingofthe government’s regulatory<br />

approach to protecting naturalareas on<br />

privateland is thatitinevitably penalises<br />

good stewards of the land.<br />

This is unfairand sendsperverse<br />

messages to peopleconsidering investing<br />

in biodiversity improvements on their<br />

land.<br />

Here are sometips forwriting your<br />

submission.<br />

Head yoursubmission with the title: He<br />

kura koiora ihokia:Adiscussion<br />

document on aproposed National Policy<br />

Statement for IndigenousBiodiversity.<br />

Write yourname and contact details.<br />

Agood way to start your submission is to<br />

brieflyoutlineyour property and the land<br />

use. Highlightthe natural areas on your<br />

land, why you value themand your future<br />

aspirations.You can include costs, what<br />

you spendonweed spraying,pest control,<br />

fencingetc.<br />

Note that you support the intent of<br />

legislation, seeking to betterprotect<br />

indigenousbiodiversity, or words to that<br />

effect. If youdon’t have time to dig through<br />

all the consultation documents, justfocus<br />

on the key issuescoveredabove.Outline<br />

whether you support or oppose the<br />

proposal and why.<br />

If you haveaccess to data or evidence,<br />

you can challengethe assumptions made<br />

aboutthe state of indigenous biodiversity<br />

or the rationalefor certain policies. You<br />

couldinclude yourown experiences (good<br />

or bad)with surveys or indigenous<br />

biodiversitypolicies.<br />

Choose whether to opposethe proposed<br />

NPSIBinits entirety(some councils are<br />

asking for it to be withdrawn), retainit<br />

with changes, or support it as proposed.<br />

If opposingthe NPSIB, suggest an<br />

alternative approach. For example,<br />

voluntary incentive approaches like the<br />

QEII Trusthave worked well to protect<br />

indigenousbiodiversity on privateland.<br />

Whatever you choose, explain how it<br />

will achieve betteroutcomes in your view.<br />

Your submission doesn’t needtobe<br />

long.<br />

Keep it simple —even five to 10<br />

sentencesisfine.Beconstructive and<br />

don’tget personal or descend into namecalling.<br />

Avoid statements like: ‘‘It is my<br />

land and Iwill do what Iwant.’’<br />

For thosewho are computer savvy, use<br />

the online submission tool available at:<br />

mfe.govt.nz/consultations/nps­indigenousbiodiversity,orpost<br />

to: Ministry for the<br />

Environment,POBox 10362, Wellington<br />

6143;orsend it by email to<br />

indigenousbiodiversity@mfe.govt.nz.<br />

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<strong>March</strong> 19, at Lammermoor,the<br />

property of NickEnsor and Deanna<br />

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beefoperation,with an extensive<br />

areaofforestry, facilitator Dr Tom<br />

Fraser says.<br />

‘‘Lammermoor is an extensive<br />

dairyand beef propertywithboth<br />

irrigation and dryland pastures,’’ he<br />

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‘‘The dairy unitiscomplimented<br />

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forestry partofthe operation has<br />

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and there willbeadiscussionof how<br />

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Animal healthwill also be<br />

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Mycoplasma bovis tax hit queried<br />

Federated Farmers want ministerial<br />

support for achange to tax legislation so<br />

farmers whose breeding stock are culled<br />

as part of the Mycoplasma bovis<br />

eradication effort are not disadvantaged<br />

by the tax regime.<br />

‘‘Currently, farmers whose dairyor<br />

beef breeding cowsare valuedontheir<br />

books under the National Standard Cost<br />

scheme and whose cattle areculledas<br />

part of the Mycoplasma bovis response<br />

will most likely end up with ahefty tax<br />

bill,’’ Federated Farmers economics<br />

spokesman Andrew Hoggard says.<br />

‘‘This is not afair outcome for affected<br />

farmers and we believe it’s an<br />

unintended consequence of the tax<br />

legislation,’’ he says.<br />

Farmersowning cowsculled under a<br />

Notice of Direction from the Ministry for<br />

Primary Industries will be liable for tax<br />

on the difference betweenthe total<br />

proceeds received (slaughter returns<br />

plus top­up compensation) and their<br />

book value.<br />

For farmers on the Herd Scheme,<br />

there should be no significant tax issues.<br />

However, for farmersvaluing their<br />

cows on the National Standard Cost<br />

Scheme, the difference betweentotal<br />

returns per animal and their book value<br />

can amount to asignificant sum.<br />

They cannotoffset this taxable income<br />

by writing thevalue of the replacement<br />

cows back down to the value of the cows<br />

they replaced in their books, Mr<br />

Hoggard says.<br />

‘‘One solution would be to allow<br />

farmers to write them down to the same<br />

values as the animals they replaced,<br />

thereby restoring the livestock values to<br />

where they would have been had the<br />

forced cull not occurred.<br />

‘‘What we are requesting is not about<br />

reducing afarmer’s taxable income as<br />

any farmers who do not replacetheir<br />

animals will notgettax relief, and those<br />

who do replace them would claw back<br />

what they paid overthe nextfew years.<br />

‘‘It’s about preventinganunexpected<br />

tax windfall for the government,’’ Mr<br />

Hoggard says.<br />

He says the provisions Federated<br />

Farmers are seeking work on similar<br />

principles to the tax relief provided for<br />

owners of buildings destroyed in the<br />

Christchurch and Hurunui­Kaikoura<br />

earthquakes.<br />

His organisationisasking thatthe<br />

Minister of Revenue also considers<br />

whether thesechanges should applyto<br />

anyevents where animalsare culled as<br />

part of afuture biosecurity event, as well<br />

as Mycoplasma bovis,sothat asolution is<br />

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The popularity of poultry has grown in<br />

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information on how to carefor them is not<br />

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‘‘There has been agrowing interest in<br />

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secretary.<br />

Pecking Order star MarkLilley,who is<br />

originallyfrom Rangiora, will showhow to<br />

wash abird, while Kaiapoi vet Josie Doo<br />

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36 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Filly Cheviot-bound<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Giving for agood cause. .. SPCA collectors Alesha and Simon Robinson, of Woodend,<br />

with their young beagle, Eddy, and Helena and Warrick Cairns, and son, Emmett, aged 2,<br />

outside Bunnings in Rangiora last Saturday morning during the SPCA’s Annual Street<br />

Appeal fundraising event.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

SPCA well supported<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

More than 3000 volunteers collected for<br />

the SPCA during its annual street<br />

appeal.<br />

Volunteers in Rangiora last Saturday<br />

joined more than 3000 others around<br />

New Zealand who collected for the<br />

charity during its annual week­long<br />

street appeal.<br />

‘‘We were overwhelmed by the<br />

turnout,’’ SPCA chief executive Andrea<br />

Midgen said.<br />

‘‘More than 3000 of you hit the streets<br />

with your buckets, bibs, passion, and<br />

more than afew furry friends.<br />

‘‘On behalf of the animals, Iwant to say<br />

thank you for joining Team SPCA for the<br />

SPCA Annual Appeal. In just afew hours<br />

you have made alifetime of difference<br />

for thousands of animals in need.<br />

‘‘Thank you for being ahero to the<br />

animals.’’<br />

The SPCA’s street appeal week was<br />

held from Monday, <strong>March</strong> 2, to Sunday,<br />

<strong>March</strong> 8.<br />

Cheviot sheep and beef farmer Graham<br />

McClintock paid more than $250,000 to<br />

buy afilly at New Zealand Bloodstock<br />

Standardbred’s New Zealand National<br />

Standardbred Yearling Sale of Pacers in<br />

Christchurch last month.<br />

He put one of his granddaughters,<br />

Louisa McClintock, in charge of bidding<br />

on the day and she went to $280,000 to<br />

secure lot 243, Moet Shard.<br />

It was the top­price paid on the day<br />

and the equal­top price at the three­day<br />

national sale, with trotting colt lot 146,<br />

King Cabbl, also selling for $280,000 the<br />

day before during the Sale of Trotters.<br />

Moet Shard, aroyally­bred daughter of<br />

champion sire Bettor’s Delight is from<br />

the Christian Cullen mare Pemberton<br />

Shard, who won 11 races, including four<br />

Group One races and almost $230,000 in<br />

stake money.<br />

She was selected for Graham by a<br />

family friend, harness racing trainer Jeff<br />

Whittaker, of Springston, who is<br />

breaking in the filly and will train her.<br />

‘‘Graham said he wanted to buy the best<br />

filly in the sale,’’ Jeff said.<br />

With so much buyer interest in Moet<br />

Shard, including underbidder West<br />

Melton trainer Cran Dalgety, Jeff<br />

expected Graham would have to pay<br />

around $200,000 to buy her.<br />

‘‘To get into afamily like that you have<br />

to pay good money. It was abit more than<br />

they expected to pay for her but they are<br />

pretty excited to have bought her,’’ Jeff<br />

said.<br />

Louisa, who works with her<br />

grandfather on his 2500­hectare sheep<br />

Top price ... The filly bought by Cheviot<br />

farmer Graham McClintock. PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

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but Graham was adamant Moet Shard<br />

was the filly he wanted to buy.<br />

‘‘Granddad is abig harness racing fan<br />

and loves watching the racing on the<br />

Trackside television channel. Before the<br />

sale we had alook at the list of yearlings<br />

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granddad really wanted, so after we had<br />

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Opportunity to upcycle<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

37<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Looking to give those old shirts<br />

anew lease of life? TimeBank<br />

Waimakariri is running a<br />

clothing swap and upcycling<br />

event next week.<br />

Co­ordinator Lee Lawrence<br />

says the event is an opportunity<br />

to swap clothes people no<br />

longer need or get ideas to turn<br />

them into something new.<br />

It will be held at the Rangiora<br />

Showgrounds function centre<br />

on Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 21, from<br />

1pm to 3pm.<br />

‘‘We are trying to make it abit<br />

interesting and to give people<br />

ideas of how to alter things and<br />

be creative,’’ Lee says. ‘‘We will<br />

have people there with sewing<br />

machines and skills to give<br />

people some ideas so they can<br />

do it there if they want, or get<br />

some ideas to take home.’’<br />

There will be agold coin<br />

entry and anyone can bring<br />

some men’s, women’s or<br />

children’s clothing, in good<br />

condition, place it on the table,<br />

swap it ‘‘for whatever they<br />

want’’, or alter it into something<br />

else if they wish, Lee says.<br />

For example, an old T­shirt<br />

can become ashopping bag.<br />

‘‘We have got used to the<br />

consumer culture where we<br />

don’t alter things, we just throw<br />

it away and buy new stuff.<br />

‘‘But with uncertainty with<br />

coronavirus, people might need<br />

to be abit more creative and<br />

make do with what we’ve got.<br />

We don’t know where or what is<br />

going to strike next.’’<br />

Lee says past clothing swaps<br />

indicate there will be plenty of<br />

clothes left over.<br />

Any leftover clothing from<br />

this event will go to the Hope<br />

Trust’s opportunity shop at the<br />

Rangiora Baptist Church.<br />

To learn more, visit<br />

TimeBank Waimakariri on<br />

Facebook, email<br />

tbwaimakariri@gmail.com, or<br />

phone Lee on (021) 0265 4071.<br />

Sewn up ... WaimakaririDistrict Councilcommunity development<br />

facilitator Wendy Howe, left, and TimeBank Waimakaririco­ordinator Lee<br />

Lawrence will havetheir sewingmachines at aclothing swapand upcycle<br />

eventnext week.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Brass and swing to<br />

combine for concert<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

What is wrong with<br />

FORENSIC SCIENCE?<br />

The uniquesounds of brass and<br />

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RangioraTown Hallconcertnext<br />

month.<br />

After aselloutconcert lastyear,<br />

RangioraBrassand SidelineSwing,<br />

of Christchurch, havejoined forces<br />

again to present Brass meetsSwing<br />

on Saturday, April18, Rangiora<br />

Brass president Steve Ditmer says.<br />

‘‘The bandswill again entertain<br />

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through to the present.<br />

‘‘The musical directors of<br />

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both having served in the New<br />

Zealand Army Band.<br />

‘‘Theypromise to have you<br />

entertainedthroughoutthe<br />

afternoon.’’<br />

Joining themwill be Rangiora's<br />

Hartley School of Performing Arts’<br />

students, who will perform adance<br />

routine accompanied by the bands.<br />

Steve saysthe concertisaimed at<br />

all age groups, with the bands<br />

showcasingwhat is available in<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> and to boost<br />

interest in joiningtoeither play or<br />

learn an instrument.<br />

The masterofceremonies for the<br />

concert will be <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>'s<br />

own Sally Lane.<br />

The concert is afundraiser for<br />

RangioraBrass, which performsall<br />

Let us entertain you ... Musical<br />

directors of Rangiora Brass and Sideline<br />

Swing, Tala Natapu, left, and Butch<br />

Greene, promise afantastic afternoon of<br />

entertainment.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

over <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

It will be heldonSaturday, April<br />

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Tickets, at $<strong>12</strong>, and available at<br />

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VIEW Sunday 15 Mar <strong>12</strong>.15 -<strong>12</strong>.45pm<br />

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Mobile 021 308 202<br />

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Office 03 310 6471<br />

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2<br />

1<br />

3<br />

WEB ID RR72793<br />

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Mobile 027 240 1718<br />

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Mobile 027 678 8888<br />

Office 03 310 6471<br />

hamisha@pb.co.nz<br />

$259,000<br />

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LOBURN<br />

<strong>12</strong>7 Smarts Road<br />

This fantastic entry-level lifestyle property boasts<br />

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3<br />

WEB ID RR74876<br />

ROTHERHAM<br />

74 Topps Road<br />

Property Brokers are proud topresent this attractive and<br />

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Mobile 027 678 8888<br />

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Maurice Newell<br />

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Office 03 310 6471<br />

mauricen@pb.co.nz<br />

3<br />

1<br />

2<br />

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Mobile 021 308 202<br />

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leighm@pb.co.nz<br />

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Positioned to take inthe expansive views, this near-new<br />

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Public Notices<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICES<br />

Friendly Friday<br />

The RangioraMethodist Church<br />

will hold Friendly Friday at the<br />

churchinKing Street on Friday,<br />

<strong>March</strong> 13, from 9am to 11am.<br />

Plants, produce, baking, books,<br />

gifts and clothing will be<br />

available at bargain prices. Free<br />

morning tea is provided.All are<br />

welcome.<br />

Rangiora bridge<br />

Bridgelessons start on Monday,<br />

April 20, at 7.10pm. The lessons,<br />

with atop tutor, run for 11<br />

weeks.They are free for under­<br />

25s and those returning. It is $50<br />

for new learners. Entriescan be<br />

sent to rangiorabridge@xtra.co.<br />

nz or rangiorabridgeclub.co.nz .<br />

You will be contacted.<br />

Fieldday<br />

Aplant and animal pestcontrol<br />

day will be held at Port<br />

Robinson Reserve,Gore Bay, on<br />

Monday, <strong>March</strong> 23, from1pm to<br />

4.30pmfor farmers, lifestyle and<br />

urban property owners, or if you<br />

want to set up or joina<br />

community initiative.<br />

Biodiversity expertsincluding<br />

Ian Hankin (Department of<br />

Conservation), Jane Demeter<br />

(Bringonthe Birds) and local<br />

volunteers will talkabout<br />

controllinginvasive plants and<br />

animals that threaten native<br />

flora and fauna. The first partof<br />

the programme dealswith weed<br />

identificationand eradication.<br />

The second part demonstrates<br />

traps,and discussesstrategies<br />

and settingupacommunity<br />

project. Abarbecue will follow.<br />

Meet at the end of Port Robinson<br />

Road. Registrations can be<br />

sent through emailto<br />

hurunuibiodiversity@gmail.com<br />

or call (03) 314 8293. To learn<br />

more, visit the Hurunui<br />

BiodiversityTrust Facebook<br />

page.<br />

Cycle maintenance<br />

Sean Wightman,ofPushbikes<br />

Rangiora, will discussbasic<br />

maintenance, essential pre­ride<br />

checksand what people need in<br />

their cycletool kit at aworkshop<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 14, from 9.30am to<br />

11.30am, at the Waipara Domain.<br />

It will be followedbyanoptional<br />

tour of the Vineyard Trail.Cost:<br />

2TimeBankHurunuicredits or<br />

$15. To register,phone(03)<br />

314 3406 or send an email to<br />

tbhlearningexchange@<br />

gmail.com.<br />

NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY<br />

WAIMAKARIRI<br />

ELECTORATE<br />

Notice of<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

MONDAY 25th <strong>March</strong> 2019<br />

7:00pm atRossburn Receptions<br />

Spark Lane, Rangiora.<br />

GuestSpeaker: Hon GerryBrownlee.<br />

Membersand intending membersare<br />

cordially invited to attend.<br />

Authorised by Matt Doocey, Level 1, 188 High Street, Rangiora<br />

How Death Becomes Life, by Joshua D. Mezrich<br />

Mezrich shares his gratitude and awe for the privilege of being part of this<br />

transformative exchange as the dead give their last<br />

breath of life to the living. After all, the donors are his<br />

patients, too.<br />

The Master Plan, by Chris Wilson<br />

The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant<br />

memoir of aman who used hard work and amaster<br />

plan to turn alife sentence into asecond chance.<br />

Small Summer Gardens, by Emma Hardy<br />

There are gorgeous flowering plants, lush foliage,<br />

special occasion displays, and edible fruit and<br />

vegetable harvests. The projects in Small Summer<br />

Gardens include hanging baskets, window boxes,<br />

beautiful flower beds, large and small pots, and pretty<br />

recycled containers.<br />

Thesetitlesare availableinboth Waimakariri and Hurunuilibraries. Find out<br />

more aboutrecentadditions to the librarycollectionbygoing to the library catalogue<br />

at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your locallibrary.<br />

Thursday,August 2, 2018 | Issue 808 | www.ncnews.co.nz<br />

Garage Sales<br />

KAIAPOI 78 Whitefield<br />

Street, Saturday 14th<br />

<strong>March</strong>, start 8.30am. Complete<br />

household sale.<br />

Everything must go.<br />

HAVE YOU BEEN TO<br />

OUR WEBSITE LATELY?<br />

www.ncnews.co.nz<br />

Visit now to view the paper online &more!<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH / CASH for any<br />

unwanted vehicles. Ph 03<br />

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> will be read<br />

by 46,000 of them every week!<br />

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CLASSIFIEDS<br />

46 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Property Maintenance and Nuisance<br />

Control Bylaw Hearings Panel<br />

Ahearing ofthe Property Maintenance and Nuisance<br />

Control Bylaw was held on Tuesday 3<strong>March</strong> <strong>2020</strong> at<br />

9.15am inthe Council Chambers of the Rangiora Service<br />

Centre, 215 High Street, Rangiora. The meeting was not<br />

notified in accordance with Section 46(6) of the Local<br />

Government Official Information and Meetings Act1987,<br />

due to time constraints.<br />

The outcome from the hearing is as follows:<br />

The Property Maintenance and Nuisance Control Bylaw<br />

Hearing Panel resolved to:<br />

(a) Receive report No 191118160104.<br />

(b) Received and considered all submissions to the<br />

Property Maintenance and Nuisance Control<br />

Bylaw 2019.<br />

(c) Amend the name ofthe Property Maintenance<br />

and Nuisance Control Bylaw 2019 to the Property<br />

Maintenance Bylaw.<br />

(d) Reviewthe Property Maintenance Bylaw in <strong>12</strong> months,<br />

with the report beingpresented to theDistrict<br />

Planning and RegulationCommittee in June 2021.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

Governance Manager<br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)<br />

BIBLE PROPHECY -CONCERNING THE<br />

PAPALINFLUENCE IN THE LAST DAYS<br />

Throughout history the Catholic church, under the control<br />

of the Papacy has exerted extreme power over it’s<br />

dominions. The Bible in Revelation 17 paints apicture of<br />

aharlot dressed in purple and scarlet, with gold, precious<br />

stones and pearls, sitting on ascarlet beast -this is the<br />

Papacy having dominion over Europe. Compare the<br />

symbols the European Union uses for herself today.<br />

Uniting with Russia, there will be adeadly challenge for<br />

World domination. But the Bible presents awonderful hope<br />

for anew world ruled in righteousness. Whose side would<br />

we want to be on?<br />

All welcome -DVD presentation-Sunday 15 th <strong>March</strong> 7.00pm<br />

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street<br />

Forinformation phone 03 352 5453<br />

DOGGY DAY CARE<br />

2203789<br />

$15 per day<br />

6am to 8pm -Special conditions apply<br />

Snuggle Inn Boarding Kennels<br />

459 Fernside Road, Ph 03 313 1774<br />

Rangiora<br />

BULBS FOR BUSHFIRES<br />

$10 for 10bulbs<br />

Sourced from Hadstock Farm Nursery<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Property Wanted<br />

Cash sales only.<br />

CASH buyer wanting section<br />

in Ashley, Rangiora<br />

area. Ph Rob 027 297 7563.<br />

To Let<br />

Public Notices<br />

HOMESITTERS reqd<br />

<strong>March</strong>/ April. Ohoka 3­4<br />

wks. Ph Lisa 03 3592323<br />

www.townandcountryhomesit.co.nz<br />

2265870<br />

Road Stopping<br />

Portion of unformed legal road know as Conical<br />

Hill Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui District.<br />

Public Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section<br />

319(h) and 342(1)(a) of the Local Government Act<br />

1974, the Hurunui District Council proposes to stop part<br />

of the road described in the schedule hereto:<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

Area (m 2 )ofland 4,256<br />

Shown on the plan as Section 1-Road to be<br />

stopped (proposed)<br />

Plan<br />

3DWorld –Drawing<br />

No 1905B -Revision<br />

P1 –May 2019<br />

PURPOSE<br />

The portion of road when stopped shall be utilised as<br />

partofthe Conical Hill Reserve as follows:<br />

Area (m 2 )ofland 4,256<br />

Shown on the plan as Section 1-Road to be<br />

stopped (proposed)<br />

Addition to Public Reserve Reserve 3802, Res<br />

3661 and Lot 28 DP<br />

57326<br />

The above mentioned plan may be viewed at the Hanmer<br />

Springs Library orthe Hurunui District Council Offices at<br />

66 Carters Road, Amberley during normal office hours<br />

or on the Councils website www.hurunui.govt.nz under<br />

Public Notices.<br />

If you would like to object to this proposal you must<br />

lodge your objection in writing to the Hurunui District<br />

Council Attn: Kait Murray either in person at 66 Carters<br />

Road, Amberley,orposted to PO Box 13, Amberley 7441<br />

or email roading@hurunui.govt.nz to arrive no later than<br />

5:00pm 24 April <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Dated at Hurunui District Council, Amberley this 27<br />

February<strong>2020</strong>.<br />

This is the second publication of this notice.<br />

HDobbie<br />

Chief Executive Officer<br />

Ferrymead<br />

Family Funday<br />

Titanic<br />

Gladiator<br />

Bumper Boats<br />

Under5's Castle<br />

Obstacle Course<br />

Sunday 15th <strong>March</strong> 10:00 am-4:30 pm<br />

tickets available on EventBrite<br />

CSC prices available on the day<br />

http://www.ferrymead.org.nz/<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

For Sale<br />

Food Vendors<br />

Face Painting<br />

Tram Rides<br />

Train Rides<br />

Ponies &Petting Zoo<br />

2259967<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

DESIGNER Night Friday<br />

20th <strong>March</strong>, 6pm ­8.30pm.<br />

Rangiora Baptist Church,<br />

111 East Belt, Rangiora.<br />

Prices from $5 ­$30. Cash<br />

only.<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

CASH PAID for all types<br />

of scrap, farm machinery,<br />

old vehicles etc. Phone<br />

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03<br />

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.<br />

DOWNSIZING? Garage<br />

sale? Cash for estateChina.<br />

Please telephone 313 1878<br />

or 027 350 3963.<br />

TOOLS, garden, garage,<br />

saw benches, lathes. Cash<br />

buyer ­phone 03 355 2045.<br />

Position Available: Registered ECE Teacher<br />

✓ Embrace our Christian philosophy.<br />

✓ Work with our large team.<br />

✓ Have your strengths utilized.<br />

✓ Up to 38 hours/week.<br />

We offer:<br />

30yrs of high standards and reputation.<br />

Very whānau and community focused,<br />

Staff Professional development encouraged.<br />

Is this the job for you!<br />

All applicants apply in writing to:<br />

To:The Manager<br />

Oxford Early Learning Centre<br />

PO Box 22, Oxford 7430<br />

www.oxfordearlylearningcentre.co.nz<br />

Public Notices<br />

MILITARYEXERCISE<br />

16 –27<strong>March</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Thegeneral public is to be advised thataNew<br />

Zealand Army Exercise will be conductedinthe<br />

Oxford area over the period 16 –27<strong>March</strong> <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Theexercise will involveupto30personnel of<br />

Delta Company, 2/1 Battalion, RoyalNew Zealand<br />

InfantryRegimentfromBurnham MilitaryCamp.<br />

Training will involvesoldiers carrying individual<br />

weapons systems whilst moving around the area,<br />

blank ammunition will also be fired during this<br />

period.<br />

AllBlankfiring activities will be limited to the<br />

conservation area. Blank rounds and pyrotechnics<br />

will be used from 10am until 6pm daily.The<br />

exercise will also involvethe movementoftroops<br />

and vehicles by dayand night.<br />

Formoreinformation please contact:<br />

Mike Davis on 021 243 7405<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

<strong>2020</strong> SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES<br />

BY ELECTION<br />

Nominations are invited for the Election of one<br />

parent representative to the Board ofTrustees of<br />

Rangiora High School. This position will be until<br />

the mid-term BOT elections in December <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Anomination form and information will be posted<br />

to all eligible voters. Nomination forms can be<br />

obtained from the school office. Nominations<br />

close at <strong>12</strong> noon 8th April <strong>2020</strong> and should be<br />

accompanied by acandidate statement. The<br />

voting roll is open for inspection at the school<br />

and can be viewed during normal school hours.<br />

There will also be alist of candidates’ names for<br />

inspection at the school. The poll closes at<strong>12</strong><br />

noon Wednesday 22nd April <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Wayne Jamieson, Returning Officer:<br />

CES, 89 Nazareth Ave,<br />

PO Box 414, CHRISTCHURCH<br />

Phone: (03) 338 4444 -Fax: (03) 338 4447<br />

Educational<br />

Tuition Available<br />

Primary and secondary including<br />

NCEA level 3.<br />

Math, Literacy and Science (NCEA).<br />

Each student on an<br />

individually-tailoured programme.<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora has been serving<br />

the local community for 30 years.<br />

Give us acall or book your free<br />

assessment online 03 313 3638<br />

www.kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

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BROWN<br />

SHAVER<br />

PULLETS, POL, ready late<br />

Mar, pickup Clarkville, $30<br />

each ph/txt 0274337720.<br />

Gardening<br />

GARDEN hedges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 3<strong>12</strong> 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

BEARDED IRISES, all<br />

types. Available at Oxford<br />

Farmers Market every<br />

Sunday morning. August<br />

till May.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

or A/H 03 359 4605.<br />

AFFORDABLE house<br />

painting, exterior /interior.<br />

Free quotes. Phone Mike<br />

027 444 8577.<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 <strong>12</strong>4 4894.<br />

BUILDERS Father &Son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads.<br />

No job too small. Check us<br />

out on fb. Amac Builders<br />

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.<br />

BUILDER<br />

AVAILABLE<br />

LPB, 35 yearsexp<br />

Extensions,<br />

Renovations,<br />

Bathrooms,<br />

Repairs.<br />

Phone Darrell<br />

0274 955 688<br />

Livestock<br />

TEXEL Romney Cross<br />

young ram hoggets, suitable<br />

for breeding. Telephone<br />

021 626 449 or 03<br />

385 4966.<br />

TEXEL Romney Cross<br />

Ewe Hoggets suitable for<br />

breeding. Ph 021 626 449<br />

or 03 385 4966.<br />

TEXEL Romney Cross<br />

Ewe lambs. Suitable for<br />

lifestyle blocks. Phone 021<br />

626 449 or 03 385 4966.<br />

SUFFOLK, Cheviot and<br />

Suffolk Cheviot cross, 1<br />

shear rams for sale. Phone<br />

03 314 7511 or 020 4001<br />

7452.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

BRICK &Blocklayer. All<br />

types of work undertaken.<br />

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.<br />

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or<br />

027 238 6003.<br />

CARPENTER / Painter<br />

specialising in alterations &<br />

renovations, repairs &<br />

maintenance, 35 plus years,<br />

experienced licenced<br />

builder. Telephone Trevor<br />

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restorations,<br />

mouldy silicone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!.<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free no obligation quote. Ph<br />

Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Lilybrook Decorators. Now<br />

semi­retired looking for<br />

those odd jobs. Phone<br />

Gordon 027 430 2938.<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEP ­<br />

Winter’s coming!!! Time to<br />

service your fire. From $80<br />

+ gst single storey. 0800<br />

SWEEP ME or 021 0277<br />

1927.<br />

CLEANER affordable, has<br />

a few spots available for<br />

house cleans. Excellent references<br />

available and ialso<br />

have police and security<br />

checks. Iamavailable also<br />

for one off cleans and move<br />

out cleans. Iamalso offering<br />

very competitive rates.<br />

For anoobligation quote<br />

please phone or txt me 027<br />

557 6654.


SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

2070788<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

HOUSE<br />

CLEARING<br />

Are you<br />

moving house<br />

or trying to<br />

downsize?<br />

Call All Clear<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>. We work<br />

with you to recycle,<br />

sell and dispose of<br />

unwanteditems.<br />

Ph: 03 260 0934<br />

or 021 078 4553<br />

raewynlcooke@gmail.com<br />

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

CompuCare<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

131 OhokaRoad<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

p. 03 3273111<br />

m. 02<strong>12</strong>93 6331<br />

2225862<br />

COMPUTER<br />

REPAIRS<br />

Repairs &Upgrades<br />

Virus &Malware Removal<br />

Checkup to IncreaseSpeed<br />

Home&Business Onsite Visits<br />

Prompt Professional Service<br />

“If it’sbroke, let’s fixit”<br />

House &Garden<br />

Property services Ltd<br />

Tree and hedge trimming<br />

Stump grinding<br />

Tree removal<br />

Gardening<br />

Landscaping<br />

CALL us021 405 277<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,<br />

horse, all types of animals.<br />

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,<br />

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office033<strong>12</strong> 4747<br />

Automotive &Recovery<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

•<br />

Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm<br />

2091848<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

too big or too small. Ph 021<br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.<br />

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CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

Tree Care. Qualified<br />

Arborist specialising in big<br />

trees in small places, long<br />

term tree plans, Riparian &<br />

shelter planting, land clearing,<br />

stump grinding, branch<br />

chipping, fully insured, free<br />

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.<br />

Builder<br />

Concrete<br />

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths •Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Retaining walls &landscaping<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds •Swimming pools &ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

Daryl Power 027 230 9401<br />

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

Trade &Services<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant.<br />

Exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

Semi retired painter. Small<br />

jobs. Ph Peter 03 3<strong>12</strong> 7945<br />

or 027 693 8360.<br />

PAINTER, qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt<br />

Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

LANDSCAPES<br />

Paving<br />

Patio &Pathways<br />

-New or Existing<br />

Free Quotes<br />

–Competitive Pricing<br />

Blair Gibson<br />

027 699 5815 03 313 7933<br />

or 027 432 3520 1859949<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

2220615<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Painters<br />

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Robin Driver 03 327 7899<br />

2253902<br />

2047298<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

PLASTIC WELDING<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> specialist.<br />

All plastic &fibreglass<br />

repairs. Telephone James<br />

021 180 5103.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 30<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 31A Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

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6187 or 021 <strong>12</strong>8 9867<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

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From $157 per hour<br />

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2225244<br />

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027 668 3636<br />

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phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

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SHEEP SHEARING<br />

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DENTURE CLINIC<br />

RANGIORA<br />

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SHEARER Mobile sheep<br />

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blocks. Over 30 years<br />

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027 315 6916.<br />

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,<br />

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10 years experience.<br />

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027 311 3423.<br />

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Oxford<br />

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geoff@maxval.co.nz.<br />

1680439<br />

Number one<br />

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A/H 3<strong>12</strong> 4709<br />

Electrician<br />

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Plumbing<br />

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Allan Pethig<br />

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027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

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30 years experience putting things right<br />

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Kaiapoi<br />

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plumbing<br />

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