North Canterbury News: March 12, 2020

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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

Horan, Nicki Carter and Helen Roberts.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Gardeners rejoice in the fruits of their labour

By SHELLEY TOPP

Acelebratory dinnermarking the 10th

anniversary of the KaiapoiCommunity

Garden nevertasted so fine, with most

freshingredients sourced fromits Hilton

Street site.

The outdoor meal was prepared by

chef and caterer Cat Scott­Hewitt.

The dinnerfor invited guestsincluded

six of the so­called ‘‘originals’’—

womenwho played key roles in

establishing the garden, including Jean

Horan, Lesley Ottey, Mandy Grenier,

RachelleHoran, Nicki Carterand Helen

Roberts.

Mandy said it was heartwarming to

lookback on the last 10 years —the fun

and laughterand the sheerjoy of being

involved in something they loved.

Numbers of rare parakeet growing

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The orange­fronted parakeet, or

kakariki, is thriving along the

south branch of the Hurunui

River.

Department of Conservation

monitoring team leader Megan

Farleysays in the 12 years she

has been involvedinmonitoring

the parakeet, it is the best result

she has seen.

She says around 100kakariki,

many of themunbanded, were

seen feasting on matagouriseeds

duringmonitoring.

The number of unbandedbirds

indicates the parakeets have

enjoyed avery successful

breeding season.

It has been put downtothe

matagourimasting, and

extensive predator control in the

core breeding area. This

included poisonoperations and

intensive pest trapping.

The monitoringproject has

been runningfrom AugusttoMay

for about 15 years.

Continued Page 2

‘‘Ithas been quite aride.’’

The garden, on the Kaiapoi Borough

School’s playingfields at the end of

Hilton Street,belongstothe community,

she says.

‘‘Weare thankful for all the help we

havehad fromlocal businesses,the

Kaiapoi Borough School,local pubs,

fromour trust, our co­ordinator and,of

course, the volunteers. Takeabow.You

can all be proudofyour part in creating

thisplace.’’

The garden has been alabour of love,

evolving from an area of bare school

playing field.

The dinner was followed by an open

day last Sundaywith live music, cooking

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Odessa shows what’spossible

By RACHEL MACDONALD

Girlscan do anything, and

Odessa Ellissums thatup.

She is mother to 5­year­old

son Kyros; was working as a

marketing assistant at

Rangiora Mitre 10 before

6­month­old daughterBlake

joined the family;and is a

volunteer firefighter with the

Rangiora brigade.

For threeyears, she has

answered the siren and pager

from work and home.

The brigade is recruiting,

looking for more members who

work locallysothey can hit the

ground running whenthe

alarmisraised, says

Rangiora’schief fireofficer,

Hamish Peter.

This campaign is the most

extensive it hasever run,and

thereisagood reasonfor that,

he says. ‘‘Weput out the call for

new members every year, but

the populationofRangiora is

growing so fast, we really need

to look at how we can manage

that,’’ he says.

‘‘We attended 399 callslast

year,compared with300 in

2018.That’s more than one a

day, looking after peopleand

property.For that, we need

more volunteers.’’

Most importantly, he says,

thosevolunteersneed to be

working in town, so theycan be

therewithinminuteswhen the

alarmisraised.

Two employerswho are used

to workingaround the

flexibility required by fire

Numbers rebound, but parakeet still critical

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Many of those involved

return each year after

winter to monitor the

parakeets.

The monitoring teams are

made up of four full­time

staff from the department,

helped by volunteers.

They do 10­day stints in

the field, camping in huts in

the three kakariki sites in

the Hawdon and Poulter

Valleys in the Arthur’s Pass

National Park and the south

branch of the Hurunui in

Lake Sumner Forest Park,

where the main population

lives.

servicevolunteers are Ron van

Til,ofArtisan by Rangiora

Bakery,and Robin Brown,of

RangioraNew World.

‘‘I feel that local employers

actually have asocial

responsibility to support the

fireservice,’’ Ron says. ‘‘I have

one employee who’s beenwith

us for 18 years,and he’s been

withthe brigade that longtoo.

‘‘Heplays areally important

roleinmanaging ourexport

logistics stream,but we just

makesure there’s someone

there to fill the gap when he is

called out. If it weremyhouse

on fire, I’d wanthim there!’’

Robin agrees. ‘‘Ever since

the supermarket openedinthe

80s,we’ve had employees who

are membersofthe volunteer

firebrigade.Currently, one of

our managers is on the team.

‘‘Itcan be abit disruptive,

especially when the fires burn

for days, as we’vehad on the

riverbedsinthe past, but it’s

essentialthat we have people

employed in town who can be

there promptly –and essential

thatwehave employers who

understand that,’’ he says.

It takes all kinds to be a

firefighter, says Odessa. ‘‘I

wanted to giveback to the

communitymykids are going

to grow up in. Regardless of

yourage or stage, if you’ve got

integrity, commitment, and you

wanttohelp, you’re perfect.

‘‘It’s all aboutbeing there

whenthings areattheir worst;

making that difference on that

day.Ifweweren’ttheretodoit,

The bird is nationally

critical, with an estimated

300 to 500 surviving in the

wild in the three valleys.

There are now populations

being established on

predator­free islands as

well.

The monitoring

programme is augmented

with an intensive predator

control programme, with

teams of four running

tracking tunnels to

determine predator

numbers and servicing the

stoat and rat traps.

The aim is to service each

of the 4000 or so traps in the

three sites each month.

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On call ... Rangiora’s chief fire officer Hamish Peter, with Odessa

Ellis and her daughter, Blake Ealam.

PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD

who wouldbe?’’

Hamishurges people to visit

the station, meetpersonnel,

and have alook.

‘‘Ask the questions, takea

look at the info,and see how

you can learn our skillsetsand

how they can be transferred

outside the station.

‘‘We’re developing and

supporting future generations

in the service, and we’re here

to look afterthem because they

are critical to our community.’’

An open evening is being

heldonMarch16, from 7pm. To

learn more, watch for the

brigade’s leaflets and posters.

Good news ... Numbers of kakariki are growing, but the species

remains at critical risk.

PHOTOS: STEPHANIE KERRISK


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North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

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Birth of acultural hub

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The arts will have anew home

in KaikourainNovember.

The formerMayfairpicture

theatre is being transformed

into the Mayfair Arts and

Culture Centre at acost of

about$2.75million.

Its makeover has been built

from sheerhard graft,

involving hundreds of

volunteer hours.

It has benefited hugelyfrom

the sale of pre­loved clothing,

and has received funding from

localand national agencies

and organisations.

The centrewill be the

cornerstone for arts and

culture in Kaikoura whenit

opens.

Badlybattered in the

November 2016earthquake,

the theatre’s futurelooked

bleak.

Afeasibilitystudy showed its

facade could be saved from the

wreckingball, but the rest had

to go.

The Kaikoura Community

Theatre Inc, which had beenin

placesince 1983, repositioned

itself, rewrote its constitution,

created aproper board

structure,and became anotfor­profit

incorporated society.

It has turned the theatre’s

fortunes around, bringing it to

life again not justasahomefor

film,but as the cornerstone for

all things artistic and cultural

in the seaside town.

Boardpresident John Wyatt

says,once the work is

complete, the centre willbe

home to two auditoriums, a

mezzanine floor for exhibitions

Under construction ... Guests inspect the 95­seat main auditorium at the new Mayfair Arts and

Culture Centre. The stage area will host live performances and the space will also accommodate

conferences, lectures, film presentations and more.

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andsocial events,and smaller

spaces for meetings,

workshops,and tuition, to

name afew.

‘‘It will be morethan a

cinema.Itwill be acommunity

hub. We will bring art to

Kaikoura from around the

country,and performingarts

groups from Christchurch.’’

It willalso be the

cornerstone of Kaikoura’s arts

andcultural strategy.

Milestone ... John Wyatt addresses more than 40 people at the

recent Roof On Celebration. He is pictured on what will be the new

stage area.

And its identity willbe

preserved. Resene has created

apink, which willbenamed

Mayfair Pink, so the facade will

remainitfamiliar trademark

colour.

Mr Wyattsaid before society

members dared to get excited

about theirdreams, they had to

determine if the facade could

be salvaged.

With the Adelphiand New

Commercialhotels already

gone, the society was

determinedtosave it to ensure

somethingofKaikoura’s

history waspreserved.

An application to the New

Zealand Heritage Trustcame

up trumps andinlate 2017

work began on thecentre’s

design, as wellasfunding

strategies.

Mr Wyatt saysinearly2019

majorfunding came in, and

deconstructionofthe building

behind the facade began.The

facade was propped in

readinessfor the rebuild,

whichbegan late last year.

Last week, aroof celebration

was held,with guestsable to

see behindthe facade forthe

firsttime.Servicessuch as

power, plumbing and data

services are being installed.

Meanwhile, fundraising is

continuingand funding agency

applications made to help

complete the building.

Mr Wyatt says, locally, the

Kaikoura Opportunity shop

has alreadygifted $100,000 to

the project, and has pledged a

further $200,000 for the fit­out.

He says in return it has the

naming rights for the main

auditorium, which seats 95,

withseat sponsorship offered

to its volunteers.

He says the Opportunity

Shopisan‘‘incredible

fundraisingmachine’’ that

benefits from clothesdropped

off by tourists,Christchurch

visitorsand locals.

Mr Wyatt says this type of

community collaboration has

helped propelthe project

forward, along withgrants

fromnational agencies and

small community trusts.

But fundsare stillneeded,

and Mr Wyatt is keenthere is

enough in the kitty to fund the

centre’s operational needs

whenitopens its doors.

The November 19 opening

willrun forthree days, with

feature exhibitions,film, live

performances and toursofthe

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The inaugural North

Canterbury Sunday Market

at Rangiora Raceway last

weekend attracted alarge

crowd, surprising many who

attended, but not the

organisers.

‘‘We have had huge

support from the community

and they really supported us

on our Facebook page,’’ says

Shelley Bromley, who

established the marketwith

her husband, Mark.

The Rangioracouple say

they see the market

becomingagreat drawcard

for visitorstothe town from

throughout Canterbury and

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was Rita’s first outing, but

the kiwiana foodcaravan

wouldbearegular at the

market fromnow on.

‘‘It is the first Rangiora

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of it.’’

The marketwill run every

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Radio-controlled yacht regatta set to go

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Skippers from throughout the

South Island will head to Lake

Pegasus this weekend for the

South Island Regatta for

International One Metre

Yachts.

Twenty­five yachts from

Dunedin to Wellington are

expected for the regatta, hosted

by the Pegasus Radio Sailing

Club (PRSC).

PRSC Commodore Paul

Johnson says skippers will

arrive tomorrow, March 13, to

register for the event and have

apractice on the lake before

formal racing starts on

Saturday. Racing will continue

the following day.

He says intensive racing is

expected, with the competition

starting on both days at 10am.

“We have achoice of four

areas around the lake to race,

depending on the wind

direction.

‘‘PRSC warmly welcomes

spectators to view the racing

from the lake path near

whichever race area the club is

using,’’ he says.

Aclub member will be on

hand to answer any questions

about the regatta.

At the controls ... Competitors

will line up at Lake Pegasus this

weekend to vie for honours in the

South Island regatta for one­metre

radio­controlled yachts.

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STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

Let’snot stymie hemp

Growing, trading or processing

industrial hemp as an agricultural crop

requires alicence.

In New Zealand, these are issued by

the Ministry of Health. In Australia,itis

controlled by the Department of

Primary Industriesinmost states.

Businesses in my electorate have

struggled to get their licences from a

department which appears to have little

understanding of agricultural practices.

With commercial growing of

industrial hemp about to step up

another level, is the Ministry of Health

the appropriate departmenttoissue

licenses to grow hemp?

Hemp has avarietyofuses in more

than 25,000productsworldwide, from

food to construction.

It growsinawide variety of climates

and soil types. Hemp is alsoafastgrowing

plantthat is efficient at

sequestering carbon. The biggest

advantage for farmers could be that it

chokesout competing weeds.

Opponents argue that hemp may be

used as apsychotropic drug, but the

THC contentissolow that this is not

possible.

Receivingalicence is atimeconsuming

process.

The delaysinprocessing applications

can harm hemp businesses as their

work is dependent on climateand the

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time means the company risks missing

the growingseason.

The slowprocessing of these licences

also means that no contractscan be

signed by the company. This has arollon

effect that impacts more than justthe

company,but also the contractors,

fertilising companies,and the local

economy.All are affected if the growing

season is missed.

Agriculture must be able to work with

the growingseasonand, currently,the

bureaucracyishurting the economic

opportunities for those in the industry.

I’m just not surethat the Ministry of

Health understands agriculture and is

aware of the short timeframe for

planting hempseed.

It may be that hemp will continue to

need ahigherlevel of regulation due to

its associationwith marijuana.

However,thereare many benefits that

this crop can produce.

It has the potential to be a

multimillion­dollar industry and we

should be doing all we can to ensure

hemp farmers aren’t unnecessarily

impactedbybureaucracy.

It could havehuge valueinadding to

job growth and stimulating New

Zealand’s economy, and we need to

make sure we don’t fallfurther behind

our competitors.

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Biodiversity in spotlight

TheHurunui District Council is submitting

on the National Policy Statement for

Indigenous Biodiversity to the Ministry for

the Environment.

The council generallyagrees with the

purpose of the document, that

maintenance of Indigenous Biodiversity is

an important goalforNew Zealand and

agrees on the direction to clarify and

standardisedefinitions.

However, it strongly disagrees withthe

proposed way forward andthe

requirement to map significant natural

areas (SNAs).

It is understood that, nationally, 61

percent ofcouncils currently map SNAs,

yet biodiversity is still in decline.

Therefore, the assumption for mapping

to be compulsory does not line up withthe

change we areseeking.

Thecouncil favours providing support

for local initiatives that prove the ‘‘bottomup’’

approach to saving our indigenous

biodiversity.

Being able to support and encourage the

promotion of these willurge much greater

willingness to participate,andturnthe

thinking to indigenous biodiversitybeing

seenasanasset, not aliability.

Hurunui councillorsjoinedwiththe

four other contributingcouncils of

Christchurch City, Selwyn,Waimakariri

andAshburton to visit the Transwaste

Canterbury site at KateValley.

Notonlywereweable to seefirst­hand

7:00am

7:28pm

Good

Best

Times

7:55am

8:22pm

Set 2:46pm Rise 12:06am

Set 3:47pm

Fair

Best

Times

8:49am

9:16pm

Rise 12:56am

Set 4:41pm

❛It was pleasing to hear that

Hurunui has avery low

contamination rate for

recycling.❜

theprecisionand expertise in managing

the site, but also viewed Tiromoana Bush,

aregenerating native forest with a

restoration planting plan to increase the

areaofnative forest and wetland

vegetation, as well as providing nesting

sites and food resources for native birds.

Councillors recently visited the Police

and Emergency Precinct in Christchurch

to gain agreaterinsight intothe

emergency management systems,and

Ecosort to understand better what

happens to our recycling.

It was pleasing to hear that Hurunui has

averylowcontamination rate for

recycling, so mymessage to you all is to

keepupthe good work.

Our final visit was to Canterbury

Museum to have abehind­the­scenes look

at the current storage of avast array of

items not on display.

Ihostedmyfirst “MeetwithMarie”

session in Hanmer Springs. It was pleasing

to have residents come alongfor achat.

Thenext session willbeatWaikari

Kitchen on Wednesday, March18,from

10am to 11am.

Priorities are being examined, so why not have asay?

Environment Canterburyis

seeking publicfeedback on its

draft annual plan.

It is also seeking direction on

futurepriorities.

Theannual plan covers from

July 1this yearuntil theend of

June next year.

While thereare no significant

or material changes to whatwill

be thethirdyearofthe Long­

Term Plan 2018­28 (LTP),

additional spending is included

to replenishreservestorespond

to natural hazardsand flood

protection,invest in more

sustainablepublic transport,

establish aregion­wide planting

programme, and help

communities adapttoclimate

change.

Environment Canterbury would welcome feedback on its direction and priorities,

writes one of its two North Canterbury councillors, Claire McKay.

The LTP had signalled a5.5

percent increase. However, an

average rates rise of 9.8%is

required to deliver theproposed

activitiesand spending

described in thedraftdocument.

For ratepayers in North

Canterbury,some will increase

by less than9.8%,and some by

muchmore.

Rates increaseswill depend

on thelatest valuation,location

and services receivedfrom

targeted rates and generalrates.

The risewill varyfrom an

average of 5% for Hurunui, to 21

to 24% forRangiora and Kaiapoi.

The newpublictransport

expressserviceinto

Christchurch,whichrecently

underwent aconsultation

process, contributes

significantlytothe rates

increase for urban Rangiora and

Kaiapoi.

ECancontinues to have a

strategic focusonfreshwater,

biodiversityand public

transport.

Having aresilient Canterbury

region,wherecommunities are

wellinformed and enabled to

adapt andmitigateeffects of

changing climate, is also

threaded throughout ECan’s

work.

The council is keento

kickstartabold plantingand

regenerationprogramme across

the region, initially focusingon

lowlandwaterways,and working

withthe willing.

Thisinitiative would overtime

deliver improvements the wider

community seeks andthat

centralgovernment appears to

be taking astrong position on.

As anew pieceofwork, we

wantfeedback on how far and

fastweshould take this.

As your elected

representative,Istoodonhaving

affordablerates.

Inow havetoweigh up whatis

best forCanterburyaswell, and

need to hear people’s voices

loud and clear, to allow

informed debatebefore the final

adoption of theannual plan in

June.

It is critical thatpeople take

time to provide feedback before

5pmonWednesday, March 25.

Email me directlyat

councillor.mckay@ecan.govt.nz

or go onlinetohaveyoursay.

ecan.govt.nztoprovide feedback

under the ‘‘better future’’ link.

Letters or videoscan also be

used to providefeedbackand

canbesentto200 TuamStreet,

Christchurch.

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Waimakariri 7:33am 2.6 1:22am 0.2 8:31am 2.6 2:17am 0.2 9:29am 2.5 3:13am 0.3 10:27am 2.4 4:11am 0.4 11:25am 2.4 5:11am 0.4

6:12am 0.5 12:52am 2.4 7:11am 0.6

Mouth

8:04pm 2.6 1:49pm 0.3 9:01pm 2.6 2:44pm 0.3 9:59pm 2.5 3:41pm 0.3 10:56pm 2.5 4:38pm 0.4 11:54pm 2.4 5:36pm 0.5 12:22pm 2.3 6:34pm 0.5 1:19pm 2.3 7:31pm 0.6

Amberley 7:33am 2.6 1:22am 0.2 8:31am 2.6 2:17am 0.2 9:29am 2.5 3:13am 0.3 10:27am 2.4 4:11am 0.4 11:25am 2.4 5:11am 0.4

6:12am 0.5 12:52am 2.4 7:11am 0.6

Beach

8:04pm 2.6 1:49pm 0.3 9:01pm 2.6 2:44pm 0.3 9:59pm 2.5 3:41pm 0.3 10:56pm 2.5 4:38pm 0.4 11:54pm 2.4 5:36pm 0.5 12:22pm 2.3 6:34pm 0.5 1:19pm 2.3 7:31pm 0.6

7:42am 2.6 1:31am 0.2 8:40am 2.6 2:26am 0.2 9:38am 2.5 3:22am 0.3 10:36am 2.4 4:20am 0.4 11:34am 2.4 5:20am 0.4 12:03am 2.4 6:21am 0.5 1:01am 2.4 7:20am 0.6

Motunau 8:13pm 2.6 1:58pm 0.3 9:10pm 2.6 2:53pm 0.3 10:08pm 2.5 3:50pm 0.3 11:05pm 2.5 4:47pm 0.4

5:45pm 0.5 12:31pm 2.3 6:43pm 0.5 1:28pm 2.3 7:40pm 0.6

7:44am 2.6 1:33am 0.2 8:42am 2.6 2:28am 0.2 9:40am 2.5 3:24am 0.3 10:38am 2.4 4:22am 0.4 11:36am 2.4 5:22am 0.4 12:05am 2.4 6:23am 0.5 1:03am 2.4 7:22am 0.6

Gore Bay 8:15pm 2.6 2:00pm 0.3 9:12pm 2.6 2:55pm 0.3 10:10pm 2.5 3:52pm 0.3 11:07pm 2.5 4:49pm 0.4

5:47pm 0.5 12:33pm 2.3 6:45pm 0.5 1:30pm 2.3 7:42pm 0.6

7:39am 2.0 1:24am 0.2 8:37am 2.0 2:22am 0.2 9:37am 1.9 3:22am 0.2 10:36am 1.9 4:22am 0.3 11:35am 1.8 5:23am 0.3 12:01am 1.9 6:22am 0.4 12:59am 1.8 7:20am 0.4

Kaikoura 8:07pm 2.0 1:54pm 0.3 9:06pm 2.0 2:51pm 0.3 10:04pm 1.9 3:49pm 0.3 11:03pm 1.9 4:47pm 0.3

5:44pm 0.4 12:32pm 1.8 6:39pm 0.4 1:27pm 1.7 7:34pm 0.5

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New World Rangiora’s Food Zone

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Arjee Bhajee Smoke nBarrel Flips Pancakes Love Ya Fudge

Astig Euro Asian Cuisine The Chippy Gelato Dolce The Sausage Shed

Bahn Mi Baby Nora’s Kitchen Lil Orbits Whitehorse Cheese

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Coq au Van Rotisserie The Chippy Red Eight Cafe

Feed the Need Tre Fratelli Fried Pizza Rolling Penguins

Kung Fu Dumplings World Cuisine The Honest Cakery

Langosh

Little German Kitchen

Nanny’s Food Truck

The Coffee Shot Expresso

The Organic Coffee L.A.B

Waffle Mania

Spectrum’ m’s Music Stage

Featuring Mulletman as MC

Lana &The Lawless Trio

4pm -5:30pm

Nyree &Damo

5:45pm -7:30pm

Dangerbaby (6piece)

7:45pm -9:30pm

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


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North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

9

Achance to

eat to the beat

By SHELLEY TOPP

Rangiora’s popularHappyHire

Eatsand Beats twilight festival

of food, music andpicturesque

lightingwill returntoVictoria

Parkthis Saturday.

The family­friendlyevent

starts at 4pmand finishes at

9.30pm.

It willfeature livemusicand

popular children’s entertainers

FromBeyond the Faerie Tree,

professional fire performers,

gourmet foodstalls,craftbeer

and wine,and Pimm’s.

The event’spopularity stems

fromacombinationoffood

choices fromaround the world,

the top qualitymusicactsand

the licensed area wherepeople

can enjoy wineorbeerfrom

local businessesand dineina

beautiful setting,saysBelinda

Topp, organiserofthe Rangiora

Promotionsevent.

Thirty­twofoodvendors at

Saturday’sfestival will provide

dinner and dessert optionsin

the New WorldRangiora Food

Zone, and threeliquoroutlets

willprovide craft beer, wineand

Pimm’s.

Popularentertainer

MulletMan willbethe masterof

ceremonies on thenight,while

the FireDancerswill be

performing from7.30pmto

9.30pm.

‘‘Weare also having free

Harley­Davidson rides thanksto

Man Up Canterbury, and these

kickoff in the Waimakariri

District Council car parkat

6pm,’’ Belindasays.

‘‘Onthe Spectrum Music Stage

we have Lanaand the Lawless

JazzTrio from 4pmto5.30pm,

Nyree and DamoPop Duo from

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

5.45pm to 7.30pm, andthe grand

finale is Dangerbaby,asix­piece

incredible band takingcareof

classic rock from 7.45pm to

9.30pm.’’

Theannual festivalwas first

held in 2017. It hadtobemoved

to theWaimakariri District

Council carpark afterheavy rain

during thedays before the

festivalmade Victoria Park’s

groundtoo wettoholdthe event.

TheMarchdatefor thisyear’s

festival cameabout when acold

night for lastyear’s event caused

aslight drop in attendance.

‘‘We movedthe event from

ApriltoMarch in the hopeofa

warmereveningfor alltoenjoy,

so fingers crossed,’’ Belinda

says.

Hot work ... Afire dancer at last

year’s Eats and Beats food and

music twilight festival in

Rangiora’s Victoria Park. This

year’s festival will be held at the

same venue this Saturday from

4pm to 9.30pm.

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Racing ... The start of the Rakahuri Rage, asix­hour team mountainbike relay held

on tracks through the Ashley­Rakahuri Regional Park last Sunday.

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Bikershappy with

newride base

By SHELLEY TOPP

Anew transition area has been given

the thumbs up by competitors in last

Sunday’s Rakahuri Rage in Rangiora.

The start of the six­hour mountainbike

relay race through the Ashley­

Rakahuri Regional Park has

traditionally been at the Rangiora

Raceway but that changed this year

after the new North Canterbury

Sunday Market moved into that space.

Although it was ascramble for the

relay organisers, the North

Canterbury Sport and Recreation

Trust, to set up an alternative base

camp for the event at short notice, the

new site was welcomed by relay

participants.

‘‘Riders were all positive about the

changes to the course, which included

some new sections of single track and

shingle roads, and the return of some

sections of track we haven’t used for a

couple of years,’’ the trust’s marketing

manager, Tony Kean, said.

‘‘There was plenty of room for

everyone and, being on the track,

eliminated the issues around having a

road crossing,’’ he said.

‘‘Being only a6.5km circuit meant

riders were comfortable doing more

than asingle lap in arow and they had

less time in between their rides, which

helped keep them busy all day.

‘‘With all the positive feedback we

have had about the new transition site,

Busy day ... North Canterbury Sport

and Recreation Trust marketing manager

Tony Kean with schools sports coach

Elsie Petrie­Taylor during last weekend’s

Rakahuri Rage.

we will definitely look to hold it in the

same place next year.’’

This year’s relay involved 353

riders, which included 101 teams and

five solo riders.

For results, visit the North

Canterbury Sport and Recreation

Trust’s Facebook page.

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Quake roadshow to visit

NorthCanterbury residentswill receive

an update on the risks of amagnitude­8

earthquake on the alpinefault.

The AlpineFault magnitude 8(AF8)

Roadshow, The Science Beneath Our Feet,

will stop in OxfordonMarch30, Hanmer

Springs on March 31, and Kaikoura on

April2as partofaSouthIslandtour.

It features public science talks and

interactiveclassroomsessions designed

to share the story of thealpinefault, the

likely consequences of amagnitude­ 8

quakeand how people can be better

prepared, AF8 programme leader Alice

Lake­Hammond says.

‘‘We liveinastunning part of the world

and while the thoughtofanAF8

earthquake is scary, if we didn’t havean

alpine fault we wouldn’t havethe

beautifulSouthIslandlandscape as we

know it today.

‘‘Understanding our home and its

vulnerabilities, raising awarenessand

sharing knowledge are essential in

building our collective preparedness for

future events.’’

Theroadshow will visit Oxford School

on March 30 beforehosting apublic

meeting at 7pm in the Oxford Town Hall,

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil emergency

management adviser Brennan Wiremu

says.

‘‘We’veheard the greatfeedbackfrom

last year’sevents, so were excited to have

Science Beneath Our Feet visit Oxford.

‘‘We know the alpinefault will have a

significant impact on our district, so the

more we understand the science behind

it,the better we are placed to prepare

andrespond.’’

Apublicforum will be heldinthe

Hanmer Springs Memorial Hall at 7pm

on March 31 and theroadshow will stopat

Amuri Area School the next day, Hurunui

District Council emergency management

officerDean Eades says.

‘‘Our communities have endured

isolation fromearthquakes and wildfires,

so the possibilityofanAF8 earthquake

reallyhits home forsome.’’

TheKaikoura MemorialHall will host

theroadshow at 7pm on April2.


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For now, nomination are welcome,

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manager for NorthCanterbury

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‘‘Youcan nominate your own business,

or someone else's business. We will

approach businessesthatare nominated

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ABusiness Awards Galaeveningwill

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Award­winning buns... It tookateameffort to create the country's top hot crossbun. From

left are MarcusBraun,TonyHenning, Shane Hancox and Regan Nisbett. PHOTO: DAVID BAIRDPHOTOGRAPHY

Spicy buns prevail

By ROBYN BRISTOW

What makes the best hot cross bun in the

country?

Artisan by Rangiora Bakery owner

Ron van Til says it is all about the

combination of spices, the quality of

fruit, and the sheer creativity of the

people getting imaginative with the

recipe and governing the ovens.

Describing how the bakery snaffled

the country's top award for 2020 for its

celebrated seasonal festive pastry, Ron

says it is all about evolving what the

bakery has always done.

‘‘We will never stop making the

traditional hot cross buns our customers

have enjoyed for decades,’’ he says.

‘‘That said, every year, my production

manager and his team get abit inventive

with anew take on that bun, just for the

competitions.

‘‘This year, it involved adding

cranberries to the mix and tweaking the

glaze.’’

The result so impressed the judges of

the Baking Industry Association of New

Zealand's Hot Cross Bun 2020 contest

that they awarded the bakery first place

nationwide.

The results were announced in

Wellington last week.

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In brief

Mud run returns

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There will also be abarbecue,

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on sitenear thestart.For moredetails

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pegasustownmudrun.nzafter March 27.

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Picnic arelaxed day out

Fundraising initiative ... The entrance to Hossack station.

Backcountry trips

to raisefunds

By ROBYN BRISTOW

HossackStationwillhost

two four­wheel­drive tours

thismonth, organised by the

Amuri andHawarden­

WaikariLions Clubs.

The station, on the

outskirtsofHanmerSprings,

offersspectacular high

country views, and features

adrive along the Hanmer

River,overthe Hossack

saddle and down the

HossackRivertothe edge of

Molesworth Station.

Drives will runontwo

consecutive Sundays,March

22 andMarch29, with a

maximum of 60 vehicles for

eachtour.

The clubs’ fundraising

project is suitable for

vehicles withoff­roadtyres

and whichhavereasonable

ground clearance. They

mustalsoberegistered and

haveacurrent warrantof

fitness

No dogsare allowed.

Eachdrive starts from the

HossackStationWoolshed

at 9.30am, withparticipants

required to register via

facebook.com/events/

172350787517162/orby

contacting Alistair Kenyon

at alistairkenyon

@gmail.com; or by phoning

(027) 2959321, or Peter

Crouchleyatpgcrouchley@

gmail.com, or (027) 447 8166.

It willcost $80per vehicle,

withfunds raisedgoing

toward local community

projects.

By SHELLEY TOPP

Rangiora’sVictoria Park

was transformedinto a

zone of colour, live music

and smilesatNorth

Canterbury Pride’s

annual picnic last

Sunday.

The event was

organised by the North

Canterbury Pride(NCP)

committee to promote

diversity and inclusion,

and reducestigma.

NCP consistsofasmall

groupoflesbian, gay and

transgender people who

got together early in 2018

in response to a

suggestion by amember

that aLGBTIQ event be

organised in Rangiora to

coincide with

Christchurch Prideweek.

‘‘While Christchurch

Pride events attract

peoplefrom Rangiora

and other areas in North

Canterbury,the

committeefelt there was

aneed for aLGBTIQ+

event in our district,’’

said member Paul Finch.

There was arelaxed,

friendly vibe at the picnic

on Sunday helped by

OliverHeperi’s live

music.

NCP chairwoman

Cynthia Spittal said

peoplequestioning their

sexuality or gender

identity could contact the

support groupsQtopiaor

OUTLine NZ for help.

Dressed to thrill ... LittleMiss Cinnamon,left, and The

Divine Joanne Neilson, from Pride Christchurch, at the

NorthCanterbury Pride Picnic.

Special day out ... Delilah Gousmett, left, aged 12, of

Southbridge, and Seth Trebilco, 12, of Rolleston, enjoy

the North Canterbury Pride Picnic.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Farmers–

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mahingakai

Crayfish in your drain?Lizards in your flax?

Whitebaitinyour creek?

You’ll alreadyhaveareas you’retaking

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Join EnvironmentCanterbury cultural land

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findout aboutmahinga kaionyourfarm.

Where: Starting at Kōkōmuka Lodge, 567Poyntzs Road,

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When: Friday 20 March,11am

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Thesixth annualRakahuriRage took placeinideal conditions

on 8th March2020, with101 teams (over350 riders) and 5solo

riders taking part. Arejigging of the 6.5kmcourse andtransition

area introduced riders to some of the newlyformed cycling/

walking tracks in the RakahuriRiver Reserve next to the Ashley

River, which challenged riders of all ages and skill levels.

Craig Oliver again set the fastest lap of the dayat14:01 butit

wasjunior team Full Send thatcompleted the most laps in the

shortest time (21), followedbyanother junior team HBH who

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Concerns raised over

govt’swater stance

By DAVID HILL

Car parkingand central government

regulations dominateddiscussions at the

recent Waimakariri District Council

meeting.

Councillorsvoted to change thestatusof

aMandevilleplantation reserve to allow

for car parking, while government

regulations around water and biodiversity

continuetocause concern.

The plantationreserve, commonly

knownasMandeville Village Reserve,will

be changed to ‘‘a local purposecommunity

reserve’’toalleviate pressure on existing

car parks.

Greenspace manager Grant MacLeod

said 234 submissions werereceived during

consultation held duringDecember and

January, with171 supporting the proposal

to change the status and for council staff to

add bollardsand ashingledriveway.

The project is expected to cost up to

$8000, fundedwithin existing budgets, and

the Mandeville villagedeveloperwill be

approachedfor acontribution.

Councillorsaired concerns over the

proposed newwater regulatoryauthority,

Taumata Arowai.

Chiefexecutive Jim Palmer said while

the initial proposal is for drinking water

standards, there have been clearsignals

central governmentintends extending it to

coverstormwater and sewage.

He said arecentCabinet report ‘‘makes

it clear that the government wantstohave

astep­changetohavingasmall number of

water authorities in the country’’.

‘‘The status quo is not seenasanoption.’’

DeputyMayorNeville Atkinson and Cr

RobbieBrine echoed Mr Palmer’s

concerns. ‘‘I would be very surprised if the

government hasn’talreadymade up its

mind that one sizedoes fit it all,’’Cr

Atkinson said.

‘‘The reason for submitting is to try to get

some form of compromise.’’

Cr Brine said councillors were elected to

protect the health and wellbeing of

residents. ‘‘My concern is thistakes that

away from us and givesittosomeonewho

is faceless.’’

Cr Kirstyn Barnett saidthe proposal put

the ‘‘wellbeing of water before peopleand

I’ve neverseen that before’’.

Policymanager Geoff Meadows

prepared submissions to the HealthSelect

CommitteeonTaumata Arowaiand to the

Ministryfor the Environment on the

proposed National Policy Statement for

Indigenous Biodiversity to express the

council’s concerns.

He said the council has made significant

progress, with 12 out of 14 drinking water

supplies meeting the nationalstandards,

while the Garrymere schemeupgradeis

due to be finished this year.Consultation

will begin this month on the planned

upgrade to the Poyntzs Road scheme.

His biodiversity submission notes

concerns aroundseveralareas, including

the definition of significant natural areas

and alack of clarity around the

responsibility of central government.

Traditional dance ... People who attended the recent ‘‘explore the Philippines’’ event

were treated to traditional Filipino dance.

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The Philippines took centre­stage at a

recent event in the Rangiora Town

Hall.

The day, organised by the

Waimakariri Migrants and

Newcomers Group, was achance to

“explore the Philippines”. There was

adisplay in the foyer, cultural

performances, and the screening of a

Filipino film, Seven Sundays.

‘‘The purpose of this event was to

achieve cultural awareness and help

people to have abetter understanding

of what it is to be amigrant and the

value that diverse cultures add to our

communities,’’ the project leader,

Ingrid Rammers, said.

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon and

Philippines vice­consul Nicole

Macaballug were on hand to welcome

visitors as they learned more about

‘‘this beautiful country with its

stunning nature and friendly people’’,

Ingrid said.

An exhibition in the foyer showcased

Filipino culture and guests

were invited to join in with an

enthusiastic Filipino dance group.

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Sundays,there was alucky prize draw,

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Hurunui District Council

Accessibilityinbuildings has

been afeature in new

buildingsfor many years.

The NZ standard

(NZS4121:2001) for accessible

buildingshas been with us

since1985. Visibly, since then,

people will have noticed more

accessible toilets, rampsetc

that are widespread

throughoutmost public

buildingsinthe district.

Why is accessibility

required?

The legal bit,undersection

118 of the Building Act,isthat

it mustbeprovided: If

provision is being made for the

construction or alteration of any

building to whichmembers of

the public are to be admitted,

whether for free or on payment

of acharge,reasonableand

adequate provision by way of

access, parkingprovisions, and

sanitary facilities must be made

for persons withdisabilities who

may be expected to visit or work

in thatbuilding; and carry out

normal activities and processes

in thatbuilding.’’

So, accessibility needs to be

considered for new and altered

buildings, earthquake

strengthening and buildings

changingtheir use,but it does

not needtobeconsideredin

residentialhomes.

When owners alter any

building (apartfrom ahouse)

they are required to makean

upgrade to the accessibility

and means of escape from fire.

This is alegalrequirement and

not optional.This does not

need to be the burdenthat alot

of building owners view it

(many buildings remain

untouched as ownersare

worried about upgrade costs).

In alteringabuilding,

ownersonlyhave to carryout a

minimum upgradeasfar as is

reasonably practicable.This

does not mean that they haveto

make many tens of thousands

of dollarsofchanges; it just

meansthat they havetomake

some improvements for

accessibility.

Even if it is asimple,lowcost

alteration, the accessible

upgrade can be in proportion

to those costs.

At any one time,atleast20

percent of the New Zealand

populationhas somekind of

Room to move ... Spacious toilets and handrails are among araft of accessibility improvements that

can be made in buildings used by the public.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

disabling condition.

Thismeans, by not

upgrading thebuilding, owners

are potentially excluding 20%

of customers, staff, friends and

family from using their

building.

An accessible building

means abuilding that can be

usedbyall; you can employ

anyone, allow all customersto

enter and use the building,

and,ofcourse,it’s also a

lawfullycomplying building.

So, what sort of things are

expected in abuilding thatis

fully accessible and

complying?

An accessiblecarpark;

Aramp entrance;

Alower counter;

Designatedseatingareas;

Larger toiletsand showers.

There are also other design

features so that peopleare

generally able to move around

abuilding withouttoo much

difficulty.

The council looks at whether

people can drive into a

property’s carpark, unloada

wheelchair, and movesafely

across the carpark without

getting hit. Officers willcheck

whether awheelchaircan

moveontothe path thatleads

to the front door without steps

thenenter the building, and

opendoors thatare not too

heavy. Theyshould have

handles instead of knobs.

Noneofthis can be done

easilywith steps or aramp at

the wrong gradients. Once

inside, we look at whether

someone can approachthe

front counter and be ableto

carry out their transaction at

the correctheight and,finally,

whether theyare able to enter

the spaces withinthe building

(door widths)and use the

facilities, such as toilets,

without assistance.

What about an accessible

home? As people get older or

have an injuryoradisabilityof

some description, we all need

to be able to move about our

home in an easy way.

Steps into houses, or

showers with steps, are areal

problem for some people.

Simpleadaptations either

when the houseisbuiltor

afterwardscan occurtomake it

much more accessible.

For example, alevel­entry

front doororatiledflush floor

showercan be just the trick.

Awider hallwayand larger

doors with handlesinstead of

knobs can be simple thingsto

make home life that much

easier.

These thingsdon’t just make

it easier for those with a

disabilityorlimited

movability, but they are better

for us all to use. Everyone

benefits not having to step over

thingsorintothings,and wide

accessiblepathsand corridors

are generally our preference.

For thosewith atemporary

disability, atiled flush­floor

shower would thenbecomea

greatassetrather than the

shower over thebath thatmay

be unusablefor them.

Manypublicswimming pools

now haveaccessible ramps

intothe water and now these

entrances to the poolare used

by everyone.They have

become amainstay,asan

easier waytoenterthe pool.

Accessibilityisalso valued

by mums and dads with prams.

How many times have you

needed the accessible ramp or

the accessibletoilet with the

fold­down baby changingtable

whenyour kidswere young?

These are usefulfeatures

thatmake life justthat much

easier foryoung and old.Good

accessibilitybenefits everyone.

Accessibility, of course, is

mostimportant to those with

disabilities, not just wheelchair

users.This also includes

those with sightimpairments,

colour blindness, arthritis, the

hearing impairedetc.

Awell thought out design

means theycan enterand use a

building pretty much the same

way anyone else would without

having to askfor assistance.

Wanttotalk aboutbuilding

accessibility? Members of the

building team at the Hurunui

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Progress ... The Mayfair Arts and Culture Centre board director Sandra Wyatt inspects the

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

Kaikoura projects

progressing well

Kaikoura’s earthquake rebuild

programmeiscontinuing apace.

Good progress is being made with

repairs to councilfacilities,roads,

bridges, and water and sewer networks,

the Kaikoura DistrictCouncil says.

Work was completed last year to repair

the Kaikoura Memorial Hall and Cuddon

building,popularly knownasthe Op

Shop, while fundraising continues to

build anew community pool and to

repairthe Kaikoura Scout Hall.

Work is alsowell­advanced on the old

Mayfair theatre, which will be reborn as

an arts and culturalcentre.

Infrastructure repairs are on track to

be completed in August.

The installation of the new pressure

sewer system along BeachRdisonthe

homeward stretch.

All pipework alongBeachRdisnow

activeand wastewater is flowing.

Of the 28 new pressure sewertanks to

be installed, 26 are complete and private

connections are beingmade.

The finalconnections, commissioning

and final reinstatement is being done

tank after tank from Hawthorne Rd,

moving north to Mill Rd.

This is expected to be completed in

May.

As new connections are completed,the

old pipes are beingdecommissioned.

Bridge repairs and rebuildsare also

progressing.

Evansbridge,atthe southern end of Mt

FyffeRd, is beingbuilt and is due to open

in May,while the Gillings Lane bridge is

due to open in April

The WardsIIbridge, on Mt FyffeRd,

northofSchoolhouse Rd, is under

construction and is due to open in May,

whilethe Scotts,Rorrisons and

Hawthorne bridges have been

completed.

Minorstructural repairsto14bridges

around the Kaikoura district are also

progressing, with work still to be

completedonsix bridges, including three

in Kekerengu.

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What are you responsible for?

Trees tooclosetopowerlines areahazardand amajor cause of powerfailuresduringbad weather.

They canbreak powerlines andnetworkequipment,resultinginrisk of serious injury or death as

well as causing widespread powerinterruptions.Thisinconveniencesfarms and households, affects

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Tree Owners’Responsibilities

Under the Electricity (HazardsfromTrees) Regulations,

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of tree damage to powerlines canbeasignificant

costtoatree owner. Please check your trees, hedges

or shelter belts regularly. If youare not sure what to

lookfor,please callussowe can help.

Remember,trees needtobekeptasafedistance

awayfrompowerlinesand other electricity network

equipment because:

•Children that climb trees close to powerlines are at

risk of serious injury or death.

•Insevereweather conditions, vegetation can

become electrically ‘live’ and mayelectrocute

anyone coming into contactwith it.

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powerlines cancausepower outages,not just for

the treeowners, but the widercommunity.

•Inbad weather,trees can toppleorbranches break

away causing damage to powerlines resulting

in apoweroutage. In snow or icy conditions, the

additional weight on the tree can cause asimilar

scenario.

•Trees close to lines maycauseelectrical sparking

resulting in fire.

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outages.

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33,000V (high voltage) 3.5metres 2.5 metres

11,000V (highvoltage) 2.6 metres 1.6metres

400V /230V(lowvoltage) 1.5 metres 0.5 metres

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PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

David explores time and space

By SHELLEY TOPP

Guests attending the opening of

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exhibition in Kaiapoi’s Art on

the Quay Gallery couldbe

forgiven for thinking it was the

work of two artists, he says.

Time and Space is the Kaiapoi

artist’s first solo exhibition and

featurestwo styles of paintings.

Thereare the structured,

linear, abstract verticals, and

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cosmos withthe constellation

series’’, David says.

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attention last week during its

installation at the gallery, in the

RuataniwhaKaiapoi Civic

Centre, and is enhanced by New

Zealand composerJeff

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mind’’.

‘‘Peoplehavebeencaptivated

by the exhibition,’’ gallery

manager Jackie Watsonsaid at

the opening last week.

David,originallyfrom

London, has beenresearching

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years and much of his work

reflects his Atlantean beliefs.

He is also known for his work

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ufology, the studyofdatarelated

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

Former addict to

speak about risks

How to keep young people

safe around drugs is the focus

of two forums being held later

this month.

Drugs survivor and

motivational speaker Pat

Buckley is coming to the

Waimakariri district to speak

to local high school senior

students and address two

public forums on strategies to

help keep young people off

drugs and alcohol.

The forums are being

sponsored by the Prevention

of Alcohol and Drug Harm

Waimakariri Steering Group.

Waimakariri District

Council safe community

facilitator Natalie Paterson

says Pat will discuss what

actions parents can take, what

support is available locally,

what the trends are, and the

tell­tale signs.

‘‘The idea around this came

from talking to arange of

community stakeholders.

‘‘Drug and alcohol harm is a

significant issue in our

community and naturally

there are concerns among

parents, so this is about

equipping them with

information about what’s out

there and what they can do to

keep their children safe.

‘‘You don’t have to be a

parent to come to the forums.

They are open to the general

public and anyone who has

concerns or has an interest in

the issue can attend.’’

25

Pat Buckley is aformer

drug addict who founded

Amped4life.net.nz to help

communities fight against

drug and alcohol abuse and

addiction.

He has visited

Waimakariri’s four secondary

schools previously, Natalie

says.

Representatives from local

drug and alcohol support

agencies will be at the forums

to offer support to anyone who

needs it.

Natalie says the Clutha

District Council ran asimilar

programme late last year and

was surprised by how many

people came forward needing

support.

She says North Canterbury

has good support available for

those struggling with drug and

alcohol addictions, especially

for young people.

‘‘It’s when you start talking

about adults that waiting lists

come into play, but there is

support.

‘‘It’s asignificant issue

across New Zealand, as

organisations struggle to keep

up with the demand.’’

Pat will be speaking at the

Oxford Town Hall on Monday,

March 23, and at the Rangiora

Baptist Church on

Wednesday, March 25, with

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7pm. These are free events,

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North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

27

Rotherham comes alive for show

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Big eggs ... Jack Sutherland, aged 2, of Waikari, and his brother,

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New friend ... Frankie Earl, left, aged 5, of Fernside, and her sister, Olivia, 7,

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Hot and spicy ... Jagdip Singh and Harpreet

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Fresh from the Philippines ... Leila Tumamao, left,

Aiza dela Rosa, Ling Ling Tumamao, aged 1,

Minerva Samera and Stella Sales offered some

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Amuri Area School.

Champions ... Monica Lilley, of Waikari, was checking out

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SouthAmericaflavours ... Isabella Regalli, left, aged

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North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

29

Canopy lifted into place

Progressing ... Fuel company NPD expects its self­service Amberley site on Carters

Road to be finished in April. The canopy, which was built on site, was lifted into place

last Friday along with the signage.

PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW

Health gains targeted

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Worktoenhance health services across

the Oxford district has started, thanks to

the dedicationofalocalworking group.

The Oxfordand Surrounding Areas

HealthServiceDevelopment Group,

facilitated by the CanterburyClinical

Network, included input fromOxfordbased

health andsocialservice

providers, theCanterburyDistrict

HealthBoard andPegasusHealth,as

wellaspeoplewho usehealthservices.

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recommendationsthat wereidentified

and endorsed by the community —

collectively called the Oxford Model of

Care—which wassignedoff by the

Canterbury District HealthBoard in

February lastyear.

The group hasworked on making

transportmoresustainable, having

additional support for mentalhealth

services, creating alocal24/7

observationservice, andproviding

ongoingleadership for future

improvementsinhealth services on

behalfofpeople in Oxford andthe

surrounding areas.

The group willnow hand overthe

reinstoanOxfordCommunity Health

Advisory Group to finalisethe model of

care and provide ongoingleadershipfor

future improvements in health services

in Oxford andsurrounding areas.

Expressions of interest arebeing

soughtfrom people acrossthe

community.

Further information aboutthe role

and function of theOxford Community

Health AdvisoryGroup, andthe

expectationsofmembers,isavailableon

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website,ccn.health.nz, under ‘‘document

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candidates.

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Social gathering asellout

By DAVID HILL

An April eveningfor people with

disabilities is asellout.

Now, volunteers are needed to help

make the eveningasuccess.

OrganiserPaulaThackwell says tickets

sold out within 48 hours of goingonsale

for thesocialand dance eveningfor those

with disabilities, their carers and friends.

It will be held in the Rangiora Baptist

Church hall on Friday, April 3.

‘‘We have322 people coming and we

will need up to 50 volunteers, so we are

keen to hear fromanyone who would like

to help out on the night.We’ve got people

coming fromWestport, Kaikoura and all

over Canterbury.

‘‘Thevolunteers get anight out, anice

supper and they are appreciated.Ilike to

call it ‘serving hands’.’’

TheWoodend Christian Camp has

offeredfree accommodationfor the

Friday andSaturday nights so those from

out­of­town can haveaweekend away,

Paulasays.

‘‘All they need is theirbedding and

their caregivercan staywith them. It’s

well suitedfor people with disabilities, so

what agood opportunity it is for people to

have abreak away in the Waimakariri.’’

Forthose who missed out, there willbe

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butpeople willneed to get in quick as

there is already plenty of interest, Paula

says.

Anyone interestedinvolunteering, or

to enquire about staying at the Woodend

Christian Camponthe weekend of April

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Leeston­Southbridge found form at the

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The defendingchampions were in the

midst of afour­match losingstreakbefore

the side met Oxford­Rangiora on Saturday.

ItsNorth Canterburyopponentwas on a

high after claiming the twenty20 titleon

Fridaynight. The sidewas eager to repeat

the performance.However,Leeston­

Southbridge prevailed by four wickets.

Cheviotwas abletotopple Southbrook

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representative players, was able to restrict

Oxford­Rangiorato186 all out.

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The paircame together at 20 for three

and put on 127 to swing the momentum of

the matchintheir side’s favour.

Leeston­Southbridge got homewith 20

CRICKET

balls to spare.

The winning side’s wicket­keeper, Toby

Doyle,said the bowlers produced the full

lengthneeded at Pearson Park,which

helpedthem take wickets and keep the run

rate down.

‘‘The pitchwasn’t easy, with some balls

holding up in the surface,’’hesaid.

‘‘The boundaries are quite shortsquare

of the wicket, so that’s always afactor

when bowling.

‘‘Credit to Sam and Rupert,’’ he said.

‘‘Their partnership was classy

throughoutand theywere abletotake

calculated risks when needed.’’

In the plate matches, Lincoln thumped

Seftonby96runs on the backof126 from

openerArthurPaterson.

Lincoln made302 for eightand then

dismissed Seftonfor 206.

Weedons madeittwo wins in arow over

Darfield thanks to asix­wicket victory.

Weedons’pursuit of 177towin was

anchored by ToddInness’ unbeaten 121.

Canterbury Country will hostNorth

Otago at MainPower Oval,startingFriday

in the side’s lone defence of the Hawke

Cup for the summer.

After beatingHamilton afortnight ago,

Canterbury Countryneed onlyafirstinningsvictory

to lock the cup away in its

trophycabinet for the summer.

As aresult of the Hawke Cup fixture,

there willbenoclubcricket this weekend.

NC drivers climb high

SPORT

North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

31

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Kaiapoi’sJob Quantock put in sterling

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Kiwi rally star HaydenPaddon won

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determinedbyadding acompetitor’s

best timefrom day onetotheir best time

fromday two.

Cromwell­based Paddon’s combined

timewas 5m 49.3s compared to Cox’s

6m 13.5s andQuantock’s 6m 18.5s,with

the trio takingthe top threeplaces

overalland in the open4WD class.

Paddon set the course recordof2m52.8s

on his final run on Saturday.

Quantock said it was prettycool to

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32 North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

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‘‘The cropsare doing well. There

was goodestablishment in the

spring, so it wasverybusy early on

and then it gotdry.

‘‘But that’s normalaroundhere.

Before irrigation it wasbrownfor

three months.’’

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

33

Enthusiastic Caitlin is leading by example

By DAVID HILL

Caitlin Rhodes is on the look­out for cattlehandling

gigs.

Caitlin recently returned fromthe

CanberraRoyal Show, held fromFebruary

27 to March 1.

She was last year’sNew Zealand

Agricultural Show Lady Isaac Scholarship

winner.

She saysshe is ‘‘openfor business’’ after

she led Ausline cattle in Canberra.

Caitlin, aged17, arrived back in

Christchurch lastTuesday, just in timefor

her 9am lecture at Lincoln University,

whereshe is in herfirst year of an

agricultural commercedegree.

‘‘It was reallygood, Ireally enjoyed it. I

was handingout ribbons, recording results

and helping behind the scenes, whichis

not something Iget to do at home.’’

She presented ribbons at the youthshow

for stock judging, parading and school

teams, as well as leading Auslinecattle

entered by Well Station of Canberra.

Unlike last year’s New Zealand

Agricultural Show, where she captained

the Rangiora HighSchool cattleshow

team,aswell as competing, Caitlin said

she had moretime to lookaround the

show.

‘‘It’s about the same sizeas

Christchurch,but it’sverymuch an

Australian show.

‘‘They had show bags to take around and

they have quite coolcraft sections, and I

got some cool ideasfor how to use

ribbons.’’

Caitlin saysshe and her elder sister

Georgia are planning to lead cattle at the

Malvern A&P Show on March28and the

Oxford show on April 4for thisyear’s

Oxford president, Letitia Schroeder, but

afterthat she is keen to hear from cattle

breeders needing someassistance.

Whileshe is not from afarming

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

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‘‘We’renot farmers, unless you count

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somethingyou can really get into.’’

Caitlin was also part of Rangiora’s team

which won last year’s FMG JuniorYoung

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34 North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

Concerns over biodiversity plan

By JAMIE MCFADDEN

Rural Advocacy Network

The Government’s proposed National

Policy Statement Indigenous Biodiversity

(NPSIB) will have amajorimpact on

landowners and councils of ruraldistricts

such as Kaikoura, Hurunui and

Waimakariri.

The proposed NPSIB, on which

submissions close on Saturday, March 14,

reduces the flexibility for councilsto

design theirown indigenous biodiversity

policies.Councils will have to rewrite

theirplans to align withwhat the

Governmenthas prescribed with no

regard for whether it is suitable for their

communities.

One of the main requirements is that

councils have to survey all private land in

theirdistrict for Significant Natural Areas

(SNAs). Some councilshave not done this

because of the hugecost.

It can also be counterproductive,

making biodiversity aliability, and it

doesn’t achieve positive actions on the

ground. The SNA approach has provenan

ineffective policyinstrument in districts

such as Hurunui.

Thesesurveys willcost councils millions

of dollars. Southland District Council has

estimated $18 million just for the surveys

and administration costs.

Coststolandownerswill also be

substantial. What is the opportunity cost?

The NPSIB will resultinalot of rules

and compliance obligations. The proposed

ruleswill have the greatest negative

impact on landownersthat havedone the

most to protectnatural areasontheir land.

Jamie McFadden

Afailingofthe government’s regulatory

approach to protecting naturalareas on

privateland is thatitinevitably penalises

good stewards of the land.

This is unfairand sendsperverse

messages to peopleconsidering investing

in biodiversity improvements on their

land.

Here are sometips forwriting your

submission.

Head yoursubmission with the title: He

kura koiora ihokia:Adiscussion

document on aproposed National Policy

Statement for IndigenousBiodiversity.

Write yourname and contact details.

Agood way to start your submission is to

brieflyoutlineyour property and the land

use. Highlightthe natural areas on your

land, why you value themand your future

aspirations.You can include costs, what

you spendonweed spraying,pest control,

fencingetc.

Note that you support the intent of

legislation, seeking to betterprotect

indigenousbiodiversity, or words to that

effect. If youdon’t have time to dig through

all the consultation documents, justfocus

on the key issuescoveredabove.Outline

whether you support or oppose the

proposal and why.

If you haveaccess to data or evidence,

you can challengethe assumptions made

aboutthe state of indigenous biodiversity

or the rationalefor certain policies. You

couldinclude yourown experiences (good

or bad)with surveys or indigenous

biodiversitypolicies.

Choose whether to opposethe proposed

NPSIBinits entirety(some councils are

asking for it to be withdrawn), retainit

with changes, or support it as proposed.

If opposingthe NPSIB, suggest an

alternative approach. For example,

voluntary incentive approaches like the

QEII Trusthave worked well to protect

indigenousbiodiversity on privateland.

Whatever you choose, explain how it

will achieve betteroutcomes in your view.

Your submission doesn’t needtobe

long.

Keep it simple —even five to 10

sentencesisfine.Beconstructive and

don’tget personal or descend into namecalling.

Avoid statements like: ‘‘It is my

land and Iwill do what Iwant.’’

For thosewho are computer savvy, use

the online submission tool available at:

mfe.govt.nz/consultations/nps­indigenousbiodiversity,orpost

to: Ministry for the

Environment,POBox 10362, Wellington

6143;orsend it by email to

indigenousbiodiversity@mfe.govt.nz.

Dairy, beef

field day

Integrating dairy andbeef in a

farming operation will be discussed

at afield day in Cheviot nextweek.

Beef and Lamb New Zealandwill

be hosting the eventonThursday,

March 19, at Lammermoor,the

property of NickEnsor and Deanna

Baldwin, whichisamixeddairyand

beefoperation,with an extensive

areaofforestry, facilitator Dr Tom

Fraser says.

‘‘Lammermoor is an extensive

dairyand beef propertywithboth

irrigation and dryland pastures,’’ he

says.

‘‘The dairy unitiscomplimented

withanextensive calf­rearing

operation and these beef/dairy

genetics are taken through on an

adjoiningpropertytoslaughter.’’

All stockare bred and finished

within the farm boundaries. The

forestry partofthe operation has

beenplanted over the last 25 years

and there willbeadiscussionof how

this fits intothe farm business.

Animal healthwill also be

discussed, including managementof

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Registerfor cateringpurposes by

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Mycoplasma bovis tax hit queried

Federated Farmers want ministerial

support for achange to tax legislation so

farmers whose breeding stock are culled

as part of the Mycoplasma bovis

eradication effort are not disadvantaged

by the tax regime.

‘‘Currently, farmers whose dairyor

beef breeding cowsare valuedontheir

books under the National Standard Cost

scheme and whose cattle areculledas

part of the Mycoplasma bovis response

will most likely end up with ahefty tax

bill,’’ Federated Farmers economics

spokesman Andrew Hoggard says.

‘‘This is not afair outcome for affected

farmers and we believe it’s an

unintended consequence of the tax

legislation,’’ he says.

Farmersowning cowsculled under a

Notice of Direction from the Ministry for

Primary Industries will be liable for tax

on the difference betweenthe total

proceeds received (slaughter returns

plus top­up compensation) and their

book value.

For farmers on the Herd Scheme,

there should be no significant tax issues.

However, for farmersvaluing their

cows on the National Standard Cost

Scheme, the difference betweentotal

returns per animal and their book value

can amount to asignificant sum.

They cannotoffset this taxable income

by writing thevalue of the replacement

cows back down to the value of the cows

they replaced in their books, Mr

Hoggard says.

‘‘One solution would be to allow

farmers to write them down to the same

values as the animals they replaced,

thereby restoring the livestock values to

where they would have been had the

forced cull not occurred.

‘‘What we are requesting is not about

reducing afarmer’s taxable income as

any farmers who do not replacetheir

animals will notgettax relief, and those

who do replace them would claw back

what they paid overthe nextfew years.

‘‘It’s about preventinganunexpected

tax windfall for the government,’’ Mr

Hoggard says.

He says the provisions Federated

Farmers are seeking work on similar

principles to the tax relief provided for

owners of buildings destroyed in the

Christchurch and Hurunui­Kaikoura

earthquakes.

His organisationisasking thatthe

Minister of Revenue also considers

whether thesechanges should applyto

anyevents where animalsare culled as

part of afuture biosecurity event, as well

as Mycoplasma bovis,sothat asolution is

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35

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information on how to carefor them is not

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‘‘There has been agrowing interest in

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‘‘There’salot of information that’s out

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36 North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

Filly Cheviot-bound

By SHELLEY TOPP

Giving for agood cause. .. SPCA collectors Alesha and Simon Robinson, of Woodend,

with their young beagle, Eddy, and Helena and Warrick Cairns, and son, Emmett, aged 2,

outside Bunnings in Rangiora last Saturday morning during the SPCA’s Annual Street

Appeal fundraising event.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

SPCA well supported

By SHELLEY TOPP

More than 3000 volunteers collected for

the SPCA during its annual street

appeal.

Volunteers in Rangiora last Saturday

joined more than 3000 others around

New Zealand who collected for the

charity during its annual week­long

street appeal.

‘‘We were overwhelmed by the

turnout,’’ SPCA chief executive Andrea

Midgen said.

‘‘More than 3000 of you hit the streets

with your buckets, bibs, passion, and

more than afew furry friends.

‘‘On behalf of the animals, Iwant to say

thank you for joining Team SPCA for the

SPCA Annual Appeal. In just afew hours

you have made alifetime of difference

for thousands of animals in need.

‘‘Thank you for being ahero to the

animals.’’

The SPCA’s street appeal week was

held from Monday, March 2, to Sunday,

March 8.

Cheviot sheep and beef farmer Graham

McClintock paid more than $250,000 to

buy afilly at New Zealand Bloodstock

Standardbred’s New Zealand National

Standardbred Yearling Sale of Pacers in

Christchurch last month.

He put one of his granddaughters,

Louisa McClintock, in charge of bidding

on the day and she went to $280,000 to

secure lot 243, Moet Shard.

It was the top­price paid on the day

and the equal­top price at the three­day

national sale, with trotting colt lot 146,

King Cabbl, also selling for $280,000 the

day before during the Sale of Trotters.

Moet Shard, aroyally­bred daughter of

champion sire Bettor’s Delight is from

the Christian Cullen mare Pemberton

Shard, who won 11 races, including four

Group One races and almost $230,000 in

stake money.

She was selected for Graham by a

family friend, harness racing trainer Jeff

Whittaker, of Springston, who is

breaking in the filly and will train her.

‘‘Graham said he wanted to buy the best

filly in the sale,’’ Jeff said.

With so much buyer interest in Moet

Shard, including underbidder West

Melton trainer Cran Dalgety, Jeff

expected Graham would have to pay

around $200,000 to buy her.

‘‘To get into afamily like that you have

to pay good money. It was abit more than

they expected to pay for her but they are

pretty excited to have bought her,’’ Jeff

said.

Louisa, who works with her

grandfather on his 2500­hectare sheep

Top price ... The filly bought by Cheviot

farmer Graham McClintock. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

and beef farm, Strathholme,north of

Cheviot, regularly attends sheep sales

with him and is askilled hand at bidding

for sheep. Bidding for the high­priced

filly was alittle more nerve­wracking,

but Graham was adamant Moet Shard

was the filly he wanted to buy.

‘‘Granddad is abig harness racing fan

and loves watching the racing on the

Trackside television channel. Before the

sale we had alook at the list of yearlings

Jeff gave us to choose from and she was

the one we all picked. She was the one

granddad really wanted, so after we had

her checked out on sale day and had a

good look at her ourselves, he just said

‘keep going’ until she was ours.’’

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Opportunity to upcycle

NEWS

North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

37

By DAVID HILL

Looking to give those old shirts

anew lease of life? TimeBank

Waimakariri is running a

clothing swap and upcycling

event next week.

Co­ordinator Lee Lawrence

says the event is an opportunity

to swap clothes people no

longer need or get ideas to turn

them into something new.

It will be held at the Rangiora

Showgrounds function centre

on Saturday, March 21, from

1pm to 3pm.

‘‘We are trying to make it abit

interesting and to give people

ideas of how to alter things and

be creative,’’ Lee says. ‘‘We will

have people there with sewing

machines and skills to give

people some ideas so they can

do it there if they want, or get

some ideas to take home.’’

There will be agold coin

entry and anyone can bring

some men’s, women’s or

children’s clothing, in good

condition, place it on the table,

swap it ‘‘for whatever they

want’’, or alter it into something

else if they wish, Lee says.

For example, an old T­shirt

can become ashopping bag.

‘‘We have got used to the

consumer culture where we

don’t alter things, we just throw

it away and buy new stuff.

‘‘But with uncertainty with

coronavirus, people might need

to be abit more creative and

make do with what we’ve got.

We don’t know where or what is

going to strike next.’’

Lee says past clothing swaps

indicate there will be plenty of

clothes left over.

Any leftover clothing from

this event will go to the Hope

Trust’s opportunity shop at the

Rangiora Baptist Church.

To learn more, visit

TimeBank Waimakariri on

Facebook, email

tbwaimakariri@gmail.com, or

phone Lee on (021) 0265 4071.

Sewn up ... WaimakaririDistrict Councilcommunity development

facilitator Wendy Howe, left, and TimeBank Waimakaririco­ordinator Lee

Lawrence will havetheir sewingmachines at aclothing swapand upcycle

eventnext week.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Brass and swing to

combine for concert

By DAVID HILL

What is wrong with

FORENSIC SCIENCE?

The uniquesounds of brass and

swing are comingtogether for a

RangioraTown Hallconcertnext

month.

After aselloutconcert lastyear,

RangioraBrassand SidelineSwing,

of Christchurch, havejoined forces

again to present Brass meetsSwing

on Saturday, April18, Rangiora

Brass president Steve Ditmer says.

‘‘The bandswill again entertain

with amix of traditional,jazz and

swing,music from the Ritz of the

1920s,the big band era, right

through to the present.

‘‘The musical directors of

Rangiora Brass and SidelineSwing,

Tala Natapu and ButchGreene,

have awealthofmusical knowledge,

both having served in the New

Zealand Army Band.

‘‘Theypromise to have you

entertainedthroughoutthe

afternoon.’’

Joining themwill be Rangiora's

Hartley School of Performing Arts’

students, who will perform adance

routine accompanied by the bands.

Steve saysthe concertisaimed at

all age groups, with the bands

showcasingwhat is available in

North Canterbury and to boost

interest in joiningtoeither play or

learn an instrument.

The masterofceremonies for the

concert will be NorthCanterbury's

own Sally Lane.

The concert is afundraiser for

RangioraBrass, which performsall

Let us entertain you ... Musical

directors of Rangiora Brass and Sideline

Swing, Tala Natapu, left, and Butch

Greene, promise afantastic afternoon of

entertainment.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

over NorthCanterbury.

It will be heldonSaturday, April

18, from2pm in the Rangiora Town

Hall auditorium.

Tickets, at $12, and available at

the RangioraTown Hall or online at

townhallcinemas.co.nz/live­shows.

For moreinformation, contact

Steve on (027)656 3737.

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WEB ID RU74827

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Versatile and spacious living areas offer plenty of

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home offers comfort, character and potential to add

value. The fully fenced 927m2 section offers off-street

parking, garden sheds and astudio.

Country privacy, urban proximity

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 15Mar 12.15 -12.45pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 17th March, 2020 at

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WEB ID RU75208

OXFORD

93 Main Street

This lovingly maintained home features three

bedrooms, awell-appointed kitchen, and spacious

open-plan living areas. There's plenty of storage and

the added convenience of aseparate laundry, while a

central wood burner and heat transfer system to all

bedrooms create awarm and inviting atmosphere.

Outside, the fully-fenced section is asafe haven for

families, while adouble garage with athird bay for a

workshop or extra storage, and plenty of extra

off-street parking complete the picture.

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 15 Mar 12.15 -12.45pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 31st March, 2020 at

5.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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Mobile 027 848 8020

Office 03 313 8022

di@pb.co.nz

Make amove FROM $440,000

WEB ID RU74225

OXFORD

13 Baxter Place

Inside this North facing home, the well-appointed

kitchen is super functional, complemented by versatile

open-plan living areas (cavity doors for optional

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

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

CAT 6Ethernet cable ports for hassle free connection.

The 638m2 section is alow-maintenance area,

beautifully landscaped and provides double, internal

access garaging with off street parking, fully irrigated

gardens on timer and awoodshed.

VIEW Sunday 15 Mar 10.45 -11.15am

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WEB ID RU75010

OXFORD

58 Victoria Street

Semi-rural property with excellent hill views. Four

bedroom character home has amodern kitchen and an

updated bathroom. An extra room has the potential to

be afifth bedroom/ office. Two log burners and two

heat pumps. Double garaging, off street parking,

multiple storage sheds and dog kennels with runs.

Divided into three paddocks accessed off alane way

with animal shelters and aholding pen. Close to an

Area school, agolf course, fitness centre, popular cafes

and aSupermarket. Do not delay -contact Dinow for

more information! Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 24th

March (unless sold prior).

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VIEW Sunday 15Mar 1.00 -1.30pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 24th March, 2020 at

5.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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Office 03 313 8022

di@pb.co.nz

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DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID RU74836

OXFORD

162 Main Street

Two superbly appointed bathrooms have new coats of

paint; the modern galley kitchen has all the bells and

whistles you'd expect in ahome ofthis calibre. The

living area spills effortlessly onto anorth facing patio

and enjoys awet back wood burner and heat pump. An

interconnecting separate lounge provides space to

sprawl out, enjoy aplace to read and family movies.

Outside, the sheltered grounds feature agarden shed,

green house, woodshed and off-street parking.

VIEW Sunday 15 Mar 11.30 -12.00pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 17th

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WEB ID RR74886

COOPERS CREEK

121 Mountain Road

Nestled at the base ofMount Oxford sheltered by the

sleeping giant, as it is known to locals -isahidden

gem, aversatile 87.92Ha farm in aspectacular location

featuring agood balance of flats combined with gently

rolling to steeper contours, and captivating views of the

mountains and across the plains. With agenerally

higher rainfall, and acombination of both grazing land

and some regenerating native bush with an excellent

mix of flowering natives that boundary the Oxford

Forest. This property presents many options, hunting,

farming, forestry, bees, alifestyle hideaway or retreat.

Entry level farm or support block

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 26th March, 2020 at

2.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Leigh Miller

Mobile 021 308 202

Office 03 310 6471

leighm@pb.co.nz

Malcolm Garvan

Mobile 027 231 4425

Office 03 310 6471

malcolmg@pb.co.nz

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WEB ID RR72793

HAWARDEN

376 Horsley Down Road

View By Appointment

Flat 8.6 hectares section, with awetland area full of

willows which would be perfect for awetland garden

or native area. Afantastic opportunity to live in the

country while also being close to local amenities less

Maurice Newell

than 4km from Hawarden Village, grocery store, school,

Mobile 027 240 1718

rugby grounds and golf course. Lake Sumner Forest

Office 03 310 6471

Park and the Hurunui River, renowned for it's trout mauricen@pb.co.nz

fishing, hunting and boating. Aperfect location to ride

horses and raise the family.

Hamish Anderson

Mobile 027 678 8888

Office 03 310 6471

hamisha@pb.co.nz

$259,000

Live the lifestyle $499,000

WEB ID RL73406

LOBURN

127 Smarts Road

This fantastic entry-level lifestyle property boasts

privacy, river access and unique land contours. The

home is freshly painted and carpeted throughout. The

sunny kitchen/dining/ living area with high ceilings and

wooden beams leads outside to the sun-drenched deck.

There is anew three bay barn complete with power,

one bay enclosed, and plenty of paddock space for

grazing animals with new fencing and safe road riding

for horse lovers. It is very rare that an entry level lifestyle

property comes to the market in Loburn, so don't miss

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WEB ID RR74876

ROTHERHAM

74 Topps Road

Property Brokers are proud topresent this attractive and

productive 83ha farm. The soils on the flat are

predominately Ayreburn Deep Clay, with the balance

Waipara Moderately Deep Silty Loam. Currently the flats

are being irrigated with hard hose irrigators from

hydrants down the central lane. There are 45 Amuri

Irrigation Company shares, which provide 27 litres/sec.

The home is athree bedroom wooden bungalow of

approximately 186sqm with aseparate two car garage,

with power. There are alarge number of support

buildings including a9mx13.5m three bay shed.

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DEADLINE SALE

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 8th April, 2020 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Hamish Anderson

Mobile 027 678 8888

Office 03 310 6471

hamisha@pb.co.nz

Maurice Newell

Mobile 027 240 1718

Office 03 310 6471

mauricen@pb.co.nz

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Leigh Miller

Mobile 021 308 202

Office 03 310 6471

leighm@pb.co.nz

Privacy, views and sheds! FROM $1,190,000

WEB ID RL74230

WOODEND

76 Gatehouse Lane

Positioned to take inthe expansive views, this near-new

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bathrooms, alavish kitchen with large scullery, an

open-plan dining/living area, aseparate formal lounge

and aseparate family room. Alog burner and central

diesel radiator heating system provide year-round

comfort. The Hstyle floor plan provides asheltered

indoor/outdoor living area. Outside boasts two barns

plus an impressive 348sqm (approx.) fully lockable shed

-with 7Bays.

VIEW By Appointment

Leigh Miller

Mobile 021 308 202

Office 03 310 6471

leighm@pb.co.nz

Malcolm Garvan

Mobile 027 231 4425

Office 03 310 6471

malcolmg@pb.co.nz

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BEO $720,000

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North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

Public Notices

45

PUBLIC NOTICES

Friendly Friday

The RangioraMethodist Church

will hold Friendly Friday at the

churchinKing Street on Friday,

March 13, from 9am to 11am.

Plants, produce, baking, books,

gifts and clothing will be

available at bargain prices. Free

morning tea is provided.All are

welcome.

Rangiora bridge

Bridgelessons start on Monday,

April 20, at 7.10pm. The lessons,

with atop tutor, run for 11

weeks.They are free for under­

25s and those returning. It is $50

for new learners. Entriescan be

sent to rangiorabridge@xtra.co.

nz or rangiorabridgeclub.co.nz .

You will be contacted.

Fieldday

Aplant and animal pestcontrol

day will be held at Port

Robinson Reserve,Gore Bay, on

Monday, March 23, from1pm to

4.30pmfor farmers, lifestyle and

urban property owners, or if you

want to set up or joina

community initiative.

Biodiversity expertsincluding

Ian Hankin (Department of

Conservation), Jane Demeter

(Bringonthe Birds) and local

volunteers will talkabout

controllinginvasive plants and

animals that threaten native

flora and fauna. The first partof

the programme dealswith weed

identificationand eradication.

The second part demonstrates

traps,and discussesstrategies

and settingupacommunity

project. Abarbecue will follow.

Meet at the end of Port Robinson

Road. Registrations can be

sent through emailto

hurunuibiodiversity@gmail.com

or call (03) 314 8293. To learn

more, visit the Hurunui

BiodiversityTrust Facebook

page.

Cycle maintenance

Sean Wightman,ofPushbikes

Rangiora, will discussbasic

maintenance, essential pre­ride

checksand what people need in

their cycletool kit at aworkshop

on March 14, from 9.30am to

11.30am, at the Waipara Domain.

It will be followedbyanoptional

tour of the Vineyard Trail.Cost:

2TimeBankHurunuicredits or

$15. To register,phone(03)

314 3406 or send an email to

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY

WAIMAKARIRI

ELECTORATE

Notice of

Annual General Meeting

MONDAY 25th March 2019

7:00pm atRossburn Receptions

Spark Lane, Rangiora.

GuestSpeaker: Hon GerryBrownlee.

Membersand intending membersare

cordially invited to attend.

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

How Death Becomes Life, by Joshua D. Mezrich

Mezrich shares his gratitude and awe for the privilege of being part of this

transformative exchange as the dead give their last

breath of life to the living. After all, the donors are his

patients, too.

The Master Plan, by Chris Wilson

The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant

memoir of aman who used hard work and amaster

plan to turn alife sentence into asecond chance.

Small Summer Gardens, by Emma Hardy

There are gorgeous flowering plants, lush foliage,

special occasion displays, and edible fruit and

vegetable harvests. The projects in Small Summer

Gardens include hanging baskets, window boxes,

beautiful flower beds, large and small pots, and pretty

recycled containers.

Thesetitlesare availableinboth Waimakariri and Hurunuilibraries. Find out

more aboutrecentadditions to the librarycollectionbygoing to the library catalogue

at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your locallibrary.

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KAIAPOI 78 Whitefield

Street, Saturday 14th

March, start 8.30am. Complete

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Everything must go.

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Property Maintenance and Nuisance

Control Bylaw Hearings Panel

Ahearing ofthe Property Maintenance and Nuisance

Control Bylaw was held on Tuesday 3March 2020 at

9.15am inthe Council Chambers of the Rangiora Service

Centre, 215 High Street, Rangiora. The meeting was not

notified in accordance with Section 46(6) of the Local

Government Official Information and Meetings Act1987,

due to time constraints.

The outcome from the hearing is as follows:

The Property Maintenance and Nuisance Control Bylaw

Hearing Panel resolved to:

(a) Receive report No 191118160104.

(b) Received and considered all submissions to the

Property Maintenance and Nuisance Control

Bylaw 2019.

(c) Amend the name ofthe Property Maintenance

and Nuisance Control Bylaw 2019 to the Property

Maintenance Bylaw.

(d) Reviewthe Property Maintenance Bylaw in 12 months,

with the report beingpresented to theDistrict

Planning and RegulationCommittee in June 2021.

Sarah Nichols

Governance Manager

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

BIBLE PROPHECY -CONCERNING THE

PAPALINFLUENCE IN THE LAST DAYS

Throughout history the Catholic church, under the control

of the Papacy has exerted extreme power over it’s

dominions. The Bible in Revelation 17 paints apicture of

aharlot dressed in purple and scarlet, with gold, precious

stones and pearls, sitting on ascarlet beast -this is the

Papacy having dominion over Europe. Compare the

symbols the European Union uses for herself today.

Uniting with Russia, there will be adeadly challenge for

World domination. But the Bible presents awonderful hope

for anew world ruled in righteousness. Whose side would

we want to be on?

All welcome -DVD presentation-Sunday 15 th March 7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street

Forinformation phone 03 352 5453

DOGGY DAY CARE

2203789

$15 per day

6am to 8pm -Special conditions apply

Snuggle Inn Boarding Kennels

459 Fernside Road, Ph 03 313 1774

Rangiora

BULBS FOR BUSHFIRES

$10 for 10bulbs

Sourced from Hadstock Farm Nursery






Property Wanted

Cash sales only.

CASH buyer wanting section

in Ashley, Rangiora

area. Ph Rob 027 297 7563.

To Let

Public Notices

HOMESITTERS reqd

March/ April. Ohoka 3­4

wks. Ph Lisa 03 3592323

www.townandcountryhomesit.co.nz

2265870

Road Stopping

Portion of unformed legal road know as Conical

Hill Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui District.

Public Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section

319(h) and 342(1)(a) of the Local Government Act

1974, the Hurunui District Council proposes to stop part

of the road described in the schedule hereto:

SCHEDULE

Area (m 2 )ofland 4,256

Shown on the plan as Section 1-Road to be

stopped (proposed)

Plan

3DWorld –Drawing

No 1905B -Revision

P1 –May 2019

PURPOSE

The portion of road when stopped shall be utilised as

partofthe Conical Hill Reserve as follows:

Area (m 2 )ofland 4,256

Shown on the plan as Section 1-Road to be

stopped (proposed)

Addition to Public Reserve Reserve 3802, Res

3661 and Lot 28 DP

57326

The above mentioned plan may be viewed at the Hanmer

Springs Library orthe Hurunui District Council Offices at

66 Carters Road, Amberley during normal office hours

or on the Councils website www.hurunui.govt.nz under

Public Notices.

If you would like to object to this proposal you must

lodge your objection in writing to the Hurunui District

Council Attn: Kait Murray either in person at 66 Carters

Road, Amberley,orposted to PO Box 13, Amberley 7441

or email roading@hurunui.govt.nz to arrive no later than

5:00pm 24 April 2020.

Dated at Hurunui District Council, Amberley this 27

February2020.

This is the second publication of this notice.

HDobbie

Chief Executive Officer

Ferrymead

Family Funday

Titanic

Gladiator

Bumper Boats

Under5's Castle

Obstacle Course

Sunday 15th March 10:00 am-4:30 pm

tickets available on EventBrite

CSC prices available on the day

http://www.ferrymead.org.nz/

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

For Sale

Food Vendors

Face Painting

Tram Rides

Train Rides

Ponies &Petting Zoo

2259967

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

DESIGNER Night Friday

20th March, 6pm ­8.30pm.

Rangiora Baptist Church,

111 East Belt, Rangiora.

Prices from $5 ­$30. Cash

only.

Wanted To Buy

CASH PAID for all types

of scrap, farm machinery,

old vehicles etc. Phone

Wayne 027 749 9736, 03

323 6610, Licenced Dealer.

DOWNSIZING? Garage

sale? Cash for estateChina.

Please telephone 313 1878

or 027 350 3963.

TOOLS, garden, garage,

saw benches, lathes. Cash

buyer ­phone 03 355 2045.

Position Available: Registered ECE Teacher

✓ Embrace our Christian philosophy.

✓ Work with our large team.

✓ Have your strengths utilized.

✓ Up to 38 hours/week.

We offer:

30yrs of high standards and reputation.

Very whānau and community focused,

Staff Professional development encouraged.

Is this the job for you!

All applicants apply in writing to:

To:The Manager

Oxford Early Learning Centre

PO Box 22, Oxford 7430

www.oxfordearlylearningcentre.co.nz

Public Notices

MILITARYEXERCISE

16 –27March 2020

Thegeneral public is to be advised thataNew

Zealand Army Exercise will be conductedinthe

Oxford area over the period 16 –27March 2020.

Theexercise will involveupto30personnel of

Delta Company, 2/1 Battalion, RoyalNew Zealand

InfantryRegimentfromBurnham MilitaryCamp.

Training will involvesoldiers carrying individual

weapons systems whilst moving around the area,

blank ammunition will also be fired during this

period.

AllBlankfiring activities will be limited to the

conservation area. Blank rounds and pyrotechnics

will be used from 10am until 6pm daily.The

exercise will also involvethe movementoftroops

and vehicles by dayand night.

Formoreinformation please contact:

Mike Davis on 021 243 7405

Rangiora High School

2020 SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BY ELECTION

Nominations are invited for the Election of one

parent representative to the Board ofTrustees of

Rangiora High School. This position will be until

the mid-term BOT elections in December 2020.

Anomination form and information will be posted

to all eligible voters. Nomination forms can be

obtained from the school office. Nominations

close at 12 noon 8th April 2020 and should be

accompanied by acandidate statement. The

voting roll is open for inspection at the school

and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be alist of candidates’ names for

inspection at the school. The poll closes at12

noon Wednesday 22nd April 2020.

Wayne Jamieson, Returning Officer:

CES, 89 Nazareth Ave,

PO Box 414, CHRISTCHURCH

Phone: (03) 338 4444 -Fax: (03) 338 4447

Educational

Tuition Available

Primary and secondary including

NCEA level 3.

Math, Literacy and Science (NCEA).

Each student on an

individually-tailoured programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has been serving

the local community for 30 years.

Give us acall or book your free

assessment online 03 313 3638

www.kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora

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Mar, pickup Clarkville, $30

each ph/txt 0274337720.

Gardening

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

BEARDED IRISES, all

types. Available at Oxford

Farmers Market every

Sunday morning. August

till May.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

AFFORDABLE house

painting, exterior /interior.

Free quotes. Phone Mike

027 444 8577.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.

BUILDER

AVAILABLE

LPB, 35 yearsexp

Extensions,

Renovations,

Bathrooms,

Repairs.

Phone Darrell

0274 955 688

Livestock

TEXEL Romney Cross

young ram hoggets, suitable

for breeding. Telephone

021 626 449 or 03

385 4966.

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe Hoggets suitable for

breeding. Ph 021 626 449

or 03 385 4966.

TEXEL Romney Cross

Ewe lambs. Suitable for

lifestyle blocks. Phone 021

626 449 or 03 385 4966.

SUFFOLK, Cheviot and

Suffolk Cheviot cross, 1

shear rams for sale. Phone

03 314 7511 or 020 4001

7452.

Trade&Services

BRICK &Blocklayer. All

types of work undertaken.

New, EQC, repairs, LBP.

Phone Hamish 313 5678 or

027 238 6003.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silicone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!.

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free no obligation quote. Ph

Darryl 0800 882 772.

DECORATORS

Lilybrook Decorators. Now

semi­retired looking for

those odd jobs. Phone

Gordon 027 430 2938.

CHIMNEY SWEEP ­

Winter’s coming!!! Time to

service your fire. From $80

+ gst single storey. 0800

SWEEP ME or 021 0277

1927.

CLEANER affordable, has

a few spots available for

house cleans. Excellent references

available and ialso

have police and security

checks. Iamavailable also

for one off cleans and move

out cleans. Iamalso offering

very competitive rates.

For anoobligation quote

please phone or txt me 027

557 6654.


SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

2070788

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you

moving house

or trying to

downsize?

Call All Clear

Canterbury. We work

with you to recycle,

sell and dispose of

unwanteditems.

Ph: 03 260 0934

or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

Computer Repairs

CompuCare

Bruce Evans

131 OhokaRoad

Kaiapoi

p. 03 3273111

m. 021293 6331

2225862

COMPUTER

REPAIRS

Repairs &Upgrades

Virus &Malware Removal

Checkup to IncreaseSpeed

Home&Business Onsite Visits

Prompt Professional Service

“If it’sbroke, let’s fixit”

House &Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us021 405 277

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

Automotive &Recovery

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm

2091848

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

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North Canterbury News, March 12, 2020

NORTH CANTERBURY

Tree Care. Qualified

Arborist specialising in big

trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

chipping, fully insured, free

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.

Builder

Concrete

ALL CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

•Driveways, patios &paths •Bridges and Culverts

•Retaining walls &landscaping

•Silage pits, effluent ponds •Swimming pools &ponds

•Excavation and cartage

Daryl Power 027 230 9401

email concretepower@scorch.co.nz

Trade &Services

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

PAINTER, qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt

Corban 027 846 5035.

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

or 027 432 3520 1859949

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

2220615

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Robin Driver 03 327 7899

2253902

2047298

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.

2225244

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

SHEEP SHEARING

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional

service. 25 years

exp. Shearing, drenching,

hoof trimming etc. Call

Shaun 021 204 1274.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D N ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

SHEARER Mobile sheep

shearer available for lifestyle

blocks. Over 30 years

experience. Phone Stuart

027 315 6916.

SHOE REPAIRS, key cutting,

engraving, giftware.

10 years experience.

BESK, 683 Main North

Road, Belfast. Telephone

027 311 3423.

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Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

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STONEMASON, Brick &

Blocklayer, earthquake

repairs, grind out &repoint,

river/Oamaru stone, Schist,

Volcanic rock, paving, all

alterations new & old.

Quality workmanship, visit

www.featureworks.co.nz

or ph 027 601 3145.

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Electrician

Electrician

Carpet Binding

Plumbing

Property Maintenance

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Scaffolding

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Handyman

BILL’S ODD JOBS

• Renovations • Repairs

• Replacement • New

DIY projects getting the better of you?

Problem solved, give us acall!

2252169

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ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

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30 years experience putting things right

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squares &

rugs at

factoryprices

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Kaiapoi

Ph 03 327 6936

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

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Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

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