Selwyn Times: April 01, 2020

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ticking over

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in combat


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Pulling together in lockdown

Messages of hope and inspiration are popping up all over the district as the nation tries to get on top

of Covid-19. Being kind will be helpful over the next few weeks and beyond. This message at Ararira

Primary School in Lincoln says it all: You can be the I in kind. If you want to share your message send it

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• By Devon Bolger

FOOD OUTLETS in the district

which have closed in the past

week are being targeted by

burglars and thieves.

Senior Sergeant Dean Harker

said there have been a number of

attempted break-ins at nights.

“Commercial break-ins are

being reported, such as doors

that have been

attempted to

be forced open.

Sites that have

outside chillers

are often targeted,”

he said.

Vehicles Dean Harker

parked on streets

and up driveways overnight

also continue to be targeted by

thieves – a situation which has

been happening for the past few


Senior Sergeant Harker

said police are currently

following leads to apprehend

the offenders.

But while police have been busy

attending incidents during the

night, the number of incidents

during the day had tapered off.

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• By Louis Day

IT COULD be a while until


the eastern suburbs start to

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

aspirations for the area come to


During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

as one of her main priorities for

this term.

“We need a fully integrated

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

the eastern alliance, which

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Northern Corridor opening has

been delayed by six months.

The CNC was due to open in

the middle of this year, but last

week the New

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is


port Agency

It comes as the

announced more


time was needed

to complete the


$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

The original

submission to

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

would essentially be an alliance

Helpless to


Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include


making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the


in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and


with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS


buildings can be removed as soon


St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said the community are “somewhat

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.


pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have to be agreed

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.


effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

The former service centre, on

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

on any guidance to staff around

make a difference in the world.

decisions are made to put our

them back together.

make a difference in the world. them back together.

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

The year 11 St Margaret’s

community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

The year 11 St Margaret’s That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

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DEDICATED: Dave Bryce is passionate about gardening as it is sustainable and promotes healthy eating.

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help For us, it’s about responsiveness

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Mrs Hodder said there is no “I just think anything to help we exist.

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

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• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE been made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City councillors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the cu rent environment it’s

clear busine s as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our


Ms Dalziel said the las thing

the city council needed was for

someone to hi the panic bu ton.

“Calm heads must and wi l

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“Our residents and busine ses

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however, we wi l need advice

on the impacts on a l aspects of

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the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

not entirely funded by rates, and

the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are

from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

“The Annual Plan is not challenges that lie ahead.” she said.

signed off for three months so City council chief executive

we have time to get this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

is meeting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

options with elected members The biggest boost is $5.1

as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city councillors sectors and regions.

for a freeze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3

shortly after Minister of Finance

•Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10

Masked man: ‘I’m not

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“COME ON mate, get a move

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in the supermarket.

In front of me was a guy with

his trolley, and just ahead of him

presumably his wife. Both were

wearing masks that covered most

of their faces. Good stuff there.

I was heading towards the

bread racks and any other time I’d

squeeze past.

But we are in the age of Covid-19,

and I was staying my

distance, masks or not. I too

was protected with disposable


Thirty seconds or so went by,

and he didn’t move, in spite of me

looking at him, raising an eyebrow

as best as I could to let him

know I was keen to get past.

But he didn’t move.

I couldn’t tell whether he was

looking at me or looking past me.

But he had a fixed, steely almost

grumpy look. He appeared frozen

in time.

I then said as politely as I could:

“Do you want to come through,”

hoping he would take the hint

and move forward from the

centre of the aisle he was in, and

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I upped the ante: “You go

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with a nod.

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It was Bill, a top bloke I sometimes

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at a certain watering hole.

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Wednesday April 1 2020 3

Residents confused by licence fee increase

• By Devon Bolger

THE UPPER Selwyn Huts

community is questioning a

nearly 70 per cent increase in

their licensing fee from July.

The annual fee, relating to

the resident’s licence to occupy

the land, is currently $582 and

will jump to $977 per hut from

July 1.

When the community’s new


system is

installed in

about three

years the district


predicts the

licence fee will

reach $4618

Graeme Young

per hut.

Resident Graeme Young said

the community is confused by

the increase this year.

“We cannot understand why

it is being increased this year,

there is no financial basis to it.

We don’t have a new wastewater

system yet. It is a complete joke

to us,” he said.

A district council spokesman

said the costs are due to work

that has already been done in

planning for the wastewater


Springs Ward councillor Debra

Hasson said: “If people want an

increased level of service, it has

to be funded from somewhere.

It is the cost of all the things

that we need to manage a

community,” she said.

A report presented to district

councilors at a meeting on

Wednesday said: “There is no

need to lift the fee to $4618 from

July 1 as the wastewater upgrade

cost will not be incurred for

two to three years but there is a

need to increase the fee to start

reflecting the additional costs

of living at the Upper Selwyn


Consultation on further

licence fee lifts will occur via the

draft 2020/2021 Annual Plan

process and the district council

will engage directly with each

licence holder.

The fee increase could be staggered

each year until 2023, the

report said.

The district council predicts

the wastewater upgrade will


annual licence

fee for Upper

Selwyn Huts

residents will

increase to

$977 from July

and further

increases will

be considered

in the draft

2020/21 Annual

Plan. ​

cost $3 million.

In May last year, the district

council voted that the residents

would have to pay in full for a

wastewater scheme, when its

current scheme expires in June


The district council’s decision

to decline including the upgrade

in the district-wide rate was due

to climate change threatening

the community’s long-term


In Brief


Three fire crews spent more than

two hours battling a large hedge

fire in Leeston on Wednesday.

Firefighters from the Leeston,

Southbridge and Dunsandel

stations were called to the blaze

on Drain Rd at 3.15am. The

fire engulfed about 100m of the

hedge. However, no property

was damaged and no one was

hurt in the blaze. A Fire and

Emergency NZ spokesman said

crews were at the scene for more

than two hours. They eventually

brought the fire under control

and left the area about 5.30am.


The district council’s draft

Annual Plan will still go out

for public consultation in

April in spite of the country

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Covid-19 lockdown is likely

to mean information and

consultation around the

plan will predominantly

be available online, said a

council spokesperson. District

councillors acknowledged that

in light of the pandemic and its

impacts on the economy, there

may be significant changes to the

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and services proposed may now

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Rupert Tipples

Key role in keeping committees ticking over

Springston resident

Rupert Tipples has been

involved in community

committees since 1998.

The 70-year-old speaks

to reporter Devon Bolger

about his time giving

back to the township and

his love of history

Why did you get involved

in the Springston community?

I came to Lincoln in 1977 to

lecture at the university. That

is what brought me to Selwyn.

At the university, my main

involvement was with the hockey

club and I coached the women’s

team for a while. I used to play

hockey. In 1987 I was involved

in a bad road accident and I

couldn’t play any more. I was

out of action for a long time. The

family was very well looked after

by the Springston community,

they suddenly appeared from

their fences and helped the

family while I was in the hospital

for about 10 weeks, I very much

appreciated that. So when Roy

Mather approached me after the

Springston reserve committee

lost its president, wanting

someone else who could cope

with the job, I joined, and that

was my first actual involvement

in community issues at a

voluntary level. I was elected at

the triennial meeting in 1988.

The township committee lost

its chairman a small number of

years ago, I came on to be the

chairman of that one too. I had

been reluctant to amalgamate

the two but our numbers got

so small for the community

committee in 2018, we now run

them together. At the present

moment, I am on the reserves

committee which I have been

chairman for more than 20

years. We have the community

committee which I have been

chairman for about the last five

or six years. I am also on the

hall committee which only has

two people on it and that’s not

even enough to make a decision,

we need five people to do that. I

INVOLVED: Rupert Tipples has been working for the Springston community for more than 20

years and played a pivotal role in extending the domain’s pavilion. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

think we have the power to coopt

two or three of the previous

members and then we can move

the motion that we amalgamate

with the other committees.

That’s my strategy, whether it’s

legal and whether that will work

I don’t know.

Why do you continue to be a

part of the committees?

I think it has a lot to do with

family history. I was involved

in hockey when I came to New

Zealand but my mother had

played hockey and was involved

in a club in England back in

the ’40s or ’50s so there’s been

a long tradition of sports club

involvement within the family.

When my kids were growing

up they played sport here in

Springston and we benefited

from the facilities and the

coaches and people who did

all the things that needed to be

done. We took turns making the

tea, I remember they required

the captain of the day, or what

have you, to make a speech

and to thank the ladies in the

kitchen, that was something

that quite amused us because

we hadn’t come across it in

England. I wasn’t able to play

after 1987 but on the other hand,

it didn’t stop me being involved

in the admin. There was another

idea that was in the back of

my mind. I taught at Lincoln

in the area of employment

relations, I came across an idea

called social capital and that is

basically what communities that

all work together generate that

makes them function well. If

a community has a good stock

of social capital they get things

done, and that means people

are volunteering, helping and

looking after each other. This

idea appealed to me. It all fitted

together with my thinking at the

time. I wanted to give back to the

community because of how they

looked after me and the family

in 1987 and I wanted to carry on

the family tradition.

What achievements within

the committees are you most

proud of?

If I look around the Springston

area, I think the reserve is in a

better state than it’s ever been.

We extended the pavilion which

I am proud of. It wasn’t my idea

but I facilitated it as chairman

of the committee. I have also

been the one who fronts up at

council meetings and things like

that and lobbies for particular


Why do you think people

should get involved in their


If people want to have good

facilities for their kids somebody

has to do the work. I found

over the years, there’s an initial

learning period when you start

out in this stuff that can be quite

hard work but once you’ve done

it, it’s relatively smooth sailing.

Things like running committee

meetings and such become


Tell me about your work

with the Lincoln & Districts

Historical Society.

History has been my love since

I was a child. I have been into

historical things for years and

years and years. I never did it

professionally or anything but

I have written several historical

papers and what have you. I have

been a member of the historical

society for quite some time and I

was asked to join the committee

after a while, I hadn’t seen it

coming but the president had

lined me up to succeed them

when they stood down. They did

a couple of years ago and I was

asked to take over the role. I am

also the editor of our newsletter

that comes out twice a year. I just

think there’s a whole lot of stuff

going on in the background that

makes the community a much

richer and more satisfying place

to live in.

Can you tell me about your


I come from Kent, England,

my family were hop farmers.

My wife’s name is Rita and we

have three children Ruth, Rosie

and Daniel. I also have four


How did you end up in New


I was the first member of my

family to go to university, I was

going to go to Wye College, it

had an agricultural focus, but my

housemaster at school thought

I should go to Cambridge

University and he persuaded me

to apply to study land economics.

I ended up going there, I think

that Cambridge made me

who I am today. After that, I

got my Ph.D. I was looking at

a newspaper one day and an

advertisement for a lecturer in

labour management at Lincoln

College, in New Zealand, as it

was called at the time, I applied,

was interviewed in London.

I got offered the job and we

came out here in 1977. We were

living in university housing. We

then moved on to Springston

where we have been ever since.

I retired from the university at

the end of 2014. I am now an

honorary associate professor

in employment relations, with

a rural specialisation, which

means I have an office, computer,

access to printing and students,

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Lincoln firefighters tough it

out in combat challenge

• By Devon Bolger

THE LINCOLN Volunteer Fire

Brigade had a successful run

at the South Island Combat


The United Fire Brigades’

Association hosts the event and

describes it as being like a firefighter

ironman and the most

physically demanding of all the

challenges they run.

Six members of the Lincoln

brigade made up three tandem

teams, a relay team and five

individuals, who competed

at the event at Christchurch


The relay team won the plate

final at the event and the tandem

team of Isaac Williams and

Bryce Bisphan placed high up

the list of competitors.

Mr Bisphan said he really

enjoyed taking part in the challenge.

• By Devon Bolger

SPRINGFIELD School is set to

undergo a full rebuild, costing

nearly $2 million.

Ministry of Education head of

education infrastructure service

Kim Shannon said it will deliver

two new classrooms and new

administration, resource and

library spaces.

“This will replace the school’s

current building which is over

90-years-old and has reached

the end of its useful life.

“This is a school-managed

project being carried out as part

of the school’s 10-year property

plan,” she said.

Work is now under way and

is likely to be complete by mid-


“The rebuild will ensure the

Springfield community has a

school it can be proud of, and

fit-for-purpose facilities that

support and inspire kids’ learning

and progress,” Ms Shannon


HARD WORK: Lincoln firefighter Bryce Bisphan competing in

the gruelling South Island Combat Challenge. ​

“For me, it’s the only sport

I’ve ever done where it doesn’t

matter if you’re at the top of

our sport or at the bottom.

Everybody involved helps you to

achieve your best.

“At the end of the day, we are

REVAMP: Springfield School will be rebuilt with work

expected to be completed next year. ​

all firefighters and we are all

family,” he said.

Mr Bisphan said it was a wellrun

event that they were looking

forward to after last year’s was

cancelled due to the mosque


Rebuild plan for Springfield School

Principal Keri Steele said last

year the school approached the

ministry with concerns regarding

maintenance and health and

safety issues.

“Our buildings, while picturesque,

were starting to show

their age and some aspects were

less than ideal for our students

and staff. Due to our increasing

roll, we had a deficit of entitled

space,” she said.

The new building will incorporate

flexible learning and

break-out spaces, Ms Steele said.

“While we are sad to say

goodbye to our historic school

buildings, we are aware that this

is an amazing opportunity for

our school. We recognise that

the Ministry of Education is

making a significant investment

into the future of our school,

and we are excited for the new

opportunities a state-of-the-art

building will provide.”

Sign of the times

This Lincoln chemist is out of what many people want – face

masks – in these unprecedented times.

A cyclist’s paradise on a quiet Gerald St, Lincoln, on Sunday.

Some chores still have to be done while living in the bubble.

Police working as normal

• From page 1

The Selwyn district police

headquarters at Rolleston is now

being staffed 24 hours a day seven

days a week.

Front counters at all stations

in the district will be closed until

further notice but police staff will

be working from those bases as


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centre could

be used for arts


Centre could be repurposed into a

centre for the arts.

A report presented to district

councillors outlined the options

for the future use of the facility

after Te Ara Ātea, the new library

and community centre in Rolleston,

is built.

The idea of repurposing it into

a space focused on the arts was

mooted at a district council meeting

on Wednesday.

“This would encompass

purpose-built spaces for the arts

in which spaces are fully designed

for and fitted out to meet the

needs of the particular arts activities

proposed,” the report said.

Consultation on the future use,

capital investment requirements

and operating cost implications of

the Rolleston Community Centre

building will be held in the 2021-

31 Long Term Plan process.

The arts and recreation centre

would incorporate a ‘black box’

performance, rehearsal and public

assembly space. Black box refers

to the ability to make it a neutral

space that can be used by a range

of art forms.

Space for community groups,

social, meeting and recreation

programmes is also suggested.

Rolleston police station open 24/7

Area response manager

Senior Sergeant Dean

Harker talks about police

activity in the district and

community patrols

HELLO AND welcome. This

column will focus on policing

around the Covis-19 virus and

the impact it will have in our


Selwyn police will be working

over this period and will be carrying

out reassurance patrols.

We have made a move to have

staff working on duty 24 hours

a day at Rolleston from last

Thursday until the period when

self-isolation is lifted. This means

Rolleston station is now manned

around the clock.

The front counter at the

Rolleston station and all outstations

will be closed until further

notice, however, there will still be

police staff working in all areas

as normal.

For Rolleston residents

Dean Harker

Selwyn Police

there is a phone at the front of

the station that is a direct line to


Reporting crime can be done

in a number of ways.

•Phone 111 when you need immediate

help with a life-threatening

or time-critical emergency

•By phoning 105 when no one

is injured or in danger, there

is no serious risk to people or

property, the crime isn’t still happening.

•By reporting online at105.


We are encouraging the public

to be more vigilant than ever and

to report anything suspicious.

Keep an eye on your neighbours

and please adhere to the

rules around self-isolation.

Local police will be carrying

out their own risk assessments

when attending incidents and

our main focus is to keep everyone

safe. We are fully aware that

stress levels amongst families

will be high and we urge people

RESPONSE: A phone at the front of the Rolleston station will

give you direct a line to police.

to just think of the bigger picture

at this time. If stress levels get

high think about taking time out

in another room in your house.

We will still be focusing on

road safety at this time as it is

very important that the main

transport arterial routes are

open at all times so that freight

trucks etc aren’t held up with

unnecessary road closures due to


People who want to exercise

such as go for a walk or run have

to start and finish from their

home. This is the same for those

who want to go for a bike ride.

You can not drive to a location

to exercise or walk your dog.

It has been very concerning

to see so many people driving

who were not abiding by the selfisolation


You can only be driving if you

are visiting an essential service

such as the supermarket or

chemist or if you work for one of


Police will be out in force

randomly stopping vehicles to

see if people are authorised to be

driving, those who are not will

have to face the consequences of

their actions as they are putting

everyone else at risk.


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Learning camp for

Rolleston College’s leaders Council keeping essential

services operating


learner leaders were sent

on a leadership camp to

bond as a group and plan

the year ahead.

The school does not have

head students and instead

about 10 leaders in each

whanau, from each year

level, are chosen for the


The senior learner

leaders from the Raumati

whanau attended the camp

at Orton Bradley Park for

two days.

Said student Jack Tocker:

“This was a fantastic camp

where we all got to learn

more about our leadership

team, teachers, and

ourselves while having an

amazing experience.”

He said the camp was

designed for them to bond

and get to know each other

while planning for the year


Students took part in

walks and challenges set by


“This walk was a great

bonding experience and

gave us some exercise

on such a nice day. The

afternoon consisted of us

BONDING: Senior Raumati learner leaders on their

camp aimed at helping them to work as a group and

plan their roles and responsibilities for the year. ​

heading to the wharf and

jumping into the water.

“It was really fun and

exciting with many amazing

jumps being made,” he


The learner leaders made

dinner that night and

discussed their roles at the

school and possible leadership

opportunities in the


“We couldn’t end the

day without playing some

classic games of spotlight,

it was a fantastic

night, even with a giant

mouse scaring us all during

one of the games.”

Year 11 and 12 leaders

from the Ngahuru, Koanga

and Hotoke whanaus also

attended the camp on

separate days.

Mayor Sam


writes about

what the

district council

is doing during

the lockdown


first week of lockdown


It’s been a big change for

all of us and the gloomy

weather over the weekend

didn’t make being stuck at

home any easier.

My bubble includes Liz

my wife, and Elliott our

daughter as well as my

parents who are living

with us over this time.

We have shared

the cooking around,

watched movies together,

completed some word

puzzles, done a bit of

gardening and used

messenger video to keep

in contact with friends

and family.

I am able to work from

home and as a council we

Canterbury’s fastest selling

new subdivision

continue to meet

together using

Zoom. The Government


changed legislation

last week to allow

meetings to occur

without needing

to be present in the same

room. We are working

to have council meetings

streamed online through

either our council’s website

or Facebook for this week.

As you know council facilities

are closed for now

including playgrounds but

we are keeping essential

services going. We continue

to collect rubbish and

recycling and are keeping

water and wastewater

services flowing. We are

keeping public toilets on

state highways open.

Our Civil Defence

teams are on standby

and you can still contact

the council on the usual

phone numbers. Staff are

working from home so

we are still able to process

your building consent.

I know that having your

freedom curbed is annoying,

but hopefully you

are learning some things

about yourself and the way

you do life that are for the


Perhaps there are things

you prefer about life this

way. April 2020 is going

to look very different than

what we thought it was

going to only two weeks

ago. My hope is that some

of this change will be of

benefit to us as individuals

and to our community as

a whole.

If you are needing

to get out of the house

remember you can take a

walk or bike ride around

your block, just stay local

and only with your bubble,

to enjoy the fresh air,

beautiful mountain views

and open countryside that

living in Selwyn offers.

We will get through this


Kia kaha Arohanui

During lockdown the gallery exhibitions will be experienced

in a different way. A visual feast is available on our website’s

exhibition page. Presales are welcome - contactless sales

and delivery.

“‘The Road Less Travelled’ - We didn’t realise how pertinent this

title would be as we spend a month in quarantine.

Thanks to the well-worn roads of the internet though I can still

deliver you a look at paintings often inspired by something seen

on my bike. Whether from the Summit Road on Banks Peninsula, a

more intimate scene in Hagley Park to beside a river in Arrowtown,

I continue to be inspired by the quality of light from a low sun. Often

evening and sparkling on water, which deliver contrast and warm,

vibrant colours. I hope these paintings lift your spirits over the next

few weeks.”

Philip Beadle’s immediate environment is Christchurch, where he

lives, with its cityscapes, the Canterbury plains, the Southern Alps

and Banks Peninsula - all sources of subject matter and inspiration.

Philip regularly travels and paints around New Zealand and has

had several trips overseas gathering material from which he has

painted. His paintings have been purchased to collectors worldwide

as he manages to capture the essence of a scene at it’s most

beautiful, a painting that you could gaze at forever.





The Road Less Travelled

Due to


our centre

is closed



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Please contact stores directly for

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Young illustrator’s work in print

• By Devon Bolger

MINDI BOSHER has loved art

her whole life and now the nineyear-old’s

own illustration is

featured in a children’s book.

Last year the West Melton

resident entered a competition by

author and illustrator Donovan

Bixley to design a new character

to appear in Downfall, the next

book in the Flying Furballs series.

Out of the 150 entries Mindi

was chosen as a joint winner

alongside one other.

Her character ‘The Mighty Osman’

was included in the book

Flying Furballs Downfall.

Mindi’s father Nathan Bosher

said she has always had a passion

for drawing.

“We’ve got a house full of her

drawings, some right from the

early years that were too treasurable

to throw out.”

When Mindi found out about

her competition win she reacted

as any nine-year-old would, he


“She was just over the moon,

you can imagine the screaming.

Last night she stayed up reading

the book until 9.30pm.

“She’d come bolting in from

her bedroom and say I’ve got up

to Osman’s part, and then she

came back yelling she’d finished

it. She’s pretty wrapped to see it

in a book.”

Mr Bosher said Mindi is not

TALENTED: Mindi Bosher, 9, with her father Nathan and

mother Paula and their alaskan malamute, Osman, which

inspired the character. ​

entirely sure what she wants to

be when she grows up.

“She hovers over a few different

things because she loves

animals and has a keen interest

in being a vet.”

Mindi’s character was inspired

by her family’s dog, Osman, an

alaskan malamute.

Mr Bosher said: “When she

wanted to enter the competition

and make her character after our

dog, I said if you want to do it

then sit down and list all his attributes

and what you like about


“She did just that so the whole

thing really was based around


It also helps that Mindi is a

huge fan of the Flying Furball

book series, he said.


Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in

entomology (insects and other invertebrates).

Each week he introduces a new species found in

his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise

public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of

living things around us. Check out the full list

of invertebrates found at www.inaturalist.org/


Vulnerable moth has

conservation status

AN EXCITING recent find

on our window at night was a

newly-described (in 2019), small

leafmining moth, Sabulopteryx


THis endemic moth is brown

in colour, has a wingspan

of 8.5mm to 10mm and has

a ‘nationally vulnerable’

conservation status.

THe moths often have a

bahavioural trait of sitting

upright on the rear of their

wings (see photo). Eggs are

laid on host plant (Teucrium

parvifolium) near the midrib on

the underside of the leaves.

The young larvae create

straight, white feeding

damage (mines) usually on the

undersides of leaves.

As the leafmining mining

larvae get older, they produce

grazing trails on the leaf, usually

from the midrib to the outer

edge of the leaf. Eventually the

larva will pupate into a folded

leaf webbed together by its silk.

THere is a wasp that is thought

to parasitise this moth species.



Every intersection,

every time.

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Tasty Bites

Bulking up mince helps it go further

• By Ian Knott

In these trying times, there

are many ways you can

make your grocery spend

last longer. Mince is a staple

that can be used in a myriad

of ways – but bulking it

up with other ingredients

can make smaller trays of

meat feed more people and

larger ones spread over a

couple of meals


out your mince while adding

flavour and nutrients to the dish.

Not every addition will suit every

meal – so use your discretion.

Bread/cracker crumbs:

Dry or fresh breadcrumbs and

cracker crumbs can add body

and binder to minced meals that

need to keep their shape, like

meatballs, burgers and rissoles.

Cooked rice:

If you’re gluten intolerant, don’t

have bread or crackers on hand or

just don’t want to use them, then

mixing cooked rice of any variety

into shaped mince meals can bulk

it out too. It helps if the rice was

cooked the previous day and has

dried out overnight in the fridge so

it can adequately soak up flavours

and juices while not causing the

mixture to become soggy.

BULKING UP: There are many ingredients you can add to mince

to make it go further and also add nutritional value.

Hard vegetables:

Things like carrots, turnips,

celery etc. Basically any vegetables

that need a decent bit of cooking

to get them softened up.

Pumpkin and kumera could

be used also, though if diced

small enough they cook very


Grate, finely dice or blitz hard

veg in a food processor and sweat

out excess liquid in a pan before

you add your meat. This works

great for meat sauces, lasagnes and

pie fillings. Thick and saucy things

benefit from aromatic vegetables

that add flavour and nutrition while

bulking out the meat.

Soft vegetables:

Zucchini, eggplant, capsicum,

squash, mushrooms, cabbage,

broccoli and other soft vegetables

can be finely diced, shredded

or sliced to add bulk and

flavour. Zucchini, eggplant and

mushrooms are great at soaking

up flavours.

If you need to hide their

existence from little ones who

don’t like veg, try chopping or

processing them as finely as

possible and adding them early in

the cooking process so that they

get a chance to caramelise and

develop colour and flavour.

Mashed potato:

Mix through some mashed

potato in shaped mince dishes

or layer it in baked dishes like

moussaka, lasagne and pies. Make

the potato layer of a shepherd’s

pie extra thick, or if you are

making a pastry topped pie,

you could put a layer of mashed

potato under the pastry to bulk

out the meat filling.


While cheese is at the pricier

end of ingredients for bulking,

some crumbled feta, ricotta,

cream cheese, diced halloumi or

mozzarella could extend shaped

mince meals like burgers and



Already soaked and cooked

lentils can be added to any kind

of mince dish as an extender.

If you’re combing lentils into

meatballs, burgers or rissoles,

consider adding additional

ingredients like eggs or

breadcrumbs as binding. Lentils

are great for extending a meat

sauce and a chilli too.

During the lockdown

Selwyn Times will bring

readers recipes and tips

to make economical but

very tasty meals

If you have any tips

or recipes to make

economical meals and

help groceries go further

during lockdown, share

them with Selwyn Times

and starnews.co.nz readers

by emailing newsroom@

starmedia.kiwi – photos

are welcome but not

necessary. Please include

your name and area where

you live.

Beans or chickpeas:

Cooked or canned beans or

chickpeas are particularly good

for bulking out shepherd’s pie

fillings, chilli, meat sauce for

lasagna or spaghetti bolognese.

They can also bulk out burgers

or meatballs but may need some

additional ingredients to keep the

mixture together when shaping.

Whole grains:

Things like buckwheat, quinoa

and barley as well as other grains

can bulk out mince dishes.

Whether you add the uncooked

grains with the mince when

you make sauces and stews

or add already cooked grains

to meatballs, grains add nutty

flavour, texture and bulk.


Restricted visiting

At COVID-19 Alert Level 4 all Canterbury DHB

hospitals and health centres have restricted

visiting. Visitors will only be admitted under

exceptional circumstances and only one

visitor or support person per patient for

most areas. No children under 16 will be

permitted. This applies to the Emergency

Department and all wards and services. All

visitors will be assessed on entry and you

will need to provide your name and contact

details. If you are unwell, you will not be

able to visit. Thank you for helping us keep

our patients and staff safe.

Outpatients and elective

(planned) surgery

All elective surgery and non-urgent face-toface

outpatient appointments have been

postponed for at least the next four weeks.

Alternative appointments, such as phone

or video consultations are being made on a

case by case basis.

If you’re unsure about your situation, please

call the number on your appointment letter.

Park and Ride

The Park and Ride shuttle from the Lichfield

St carpark will stop operating from 8.30pm

Wednesday 25 March to protect our patients

and staff.

Look after your wellbeing

If you or someone you know needs

wellbeing support or advice, call or text

1737 to speak with a trained counsellor. This

confidential service is free of charge and is

available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There’s useful and practical information

available for those at home in isolation on

the government’s website COVID19.govt.nz

Be kind

Canterbury has been through a lot, and we

will get through this as well. We’re stronger

together. Remember to check in on the

elderly or vulnerable. Make a difference

by dropping off supplies to those who are

home sick and ‘virtually’ check in with

whānau, friends and neighbours who are in


Stay home

You must stay home unless you work in

an essential service. We all need to do

everything in our power to break the chain

of possible transmission of COVID-19 (and

other viruses) in our communities.

While in isolation at home you can still go

out for a walk, but please keep at least two

metres away from others.

Together we can slow the spread.

See cdhb.health.nz/COVID19 for further



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Selwyn Times

Maintaining essential services

during Alert Level 4

We’re continuing to do all we can to support our community during the COVID-19 lockdown,

by making sure we maintain essential services. We’re also providing services and programmes

through online platforms wherever possible. Here’s a summary of our key services.

· We’re collecting your rubbish and recycling as usual. Easter Friday collections will take place the

next day - Saturday 11 April. Easter Monday collections occur as normal.

· We’re taking care of water and wastewater.

· We’re processing building consents (although there may be some limitations as we can’t access

physical files).

· Public toilets on State Highways are still open.

· Our civil defence teams are on standby to help out.

If you are out and about with those in your ‘bubble’ here’s a few things to note:

· Our parks and reserves are open for walking and general exercise – but remember to keep 2

metres distance from others and avoid using benches and tables if you can.

· We’ve had to close playgrounds, tennis courts, skate parks and the like – because of the risk of

transmitting the virus from the equipment and surfaces we touch.

· Our dog parks are also open – but again, keep your safe distance, and keep pooch on a leash.

· McHughs Forest Park is open for local use only – people shouldn’t drive there from outside the

local area.

· Remember to stay local – try to walk to wherever you’re exercising and leave your car at home.

Our libraries have thousands of eResources, eBooks and Audio books to keep your household

busy during the lockdown. Check out what’s available at selwynlibraries.co.nz or on Facebook.

Also visit our facilities and Aquatic Centre Facebook pages for videos and online activities.

You can still contact us to report issues or for information about most of our services.

· Phone 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

· Email contactus@selwyn.govt.nz

· Visit our Contact Us page on our website selwyn.govt.nz/contact-us

· You can also submit a request using the app Snap Send Solve

For more details check out our latest updates at selwyn.govt.nz/covid19.

Stories from our households to yours

Some of our community team are doing a series of stories on how they’re handling self-isolation and

spending their days. We hope it will inspire you with some ideas and we’d love to hear your creative

ways of spending your days.

In this first story Council Community and Economic Advisor Amy Penketh discusses how she’s setting

up a routine and staying connected with people.

What a strange feeling working in my slippers for the next four weeks. However, with change comes a

new and interesting routine.

Routine and staying in-touch with people are important for me. Today I started my morning with a brisk

walk instead of an hour drive to work. Then back to my “desk” to write a schedule for the day.

I break my day into sections; learning, exercising, work, family and friends and connecting.

At 10am, I have a 15 minute work break. Today, I called my 82-year-old Granny to hear how she is and

to hear her good old pikelet recipe. She finds the Aunt Daisy recipe book and flicks through it telling me

how grandad and all his friends used to say how marvelous the pikelets were and she would always

have to triple the recipe to cater!

As a kid every Sunday I would visit my grandparents

farm and granny would always have these pikelets,

made with the Aunt Daisy recipe, warm and ready

for us to devour. Granny reminded me of this and we

had a laugh. She said, “I’ll call you tomorrow to hear

how the pikelets were.”

We would love to hear your creative ways of how you

are spending your day! Call or email Hayley on 022

083 1939 or at Hayley.Tate@selwyn.govt.nz, or Amy

on 027 250 9031 or at Amy.Penketh@selwyn.govt.nz.

COVID-19 impacts

Annual Plan process

Consultation on the Council’s Annual Plan for 2020/21 will go ahead

during April – but the Council has acknowledged the Plan is likely to

change due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Annual Plan Consultation Document was adopted for

consultation by the Council last week, and consultation opens on

Friday 3 April.

The Plan was prepared well before the COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Restrictions were announced. The ongoing pandemic and its

impacts on the economy are likely to bring significant changes to

the final plan, says Mayor Sam Broughton.

“Many of the projects and services proposed may now prove to be

unnecessary and some projects may not progress,” he says. “At the

same time, other projects that were not a priority may now become

a focus over the next 12 months.”

“We invite new ideas and new thinking. The consultation process

gives you the opportunity to prepare a submission in which you can

tell us what you like in our Annual Plan, and the things you suggest

that we might do differently – especially in these challenging times.”

Key proposals identified for consultation in the draft Annual

Plan include:

· Deferring the Prebbleton Community centre project to allow for

more detailed consideration in the Long-Term Plan 2021-2031.

· Reviewing wider community needs for community facilities

in Leeston

· Establishing Council investment and developer partnerships for

the Rolleston town centre retail development

· Increasing water supply charges to provide for quality

improvements and demand management

· Planning and building a new wastewater system for central

Darfield and new developments

Public consultation has also been forced to change given the Level

4 Alert, with information and consultation predominantly being

undertaken online. Consultation opens on 3 April and closes on 4

May. The Council must adopt the Plan before the end of June.

Here’s the plan

...have your say

Annual Plan 2020/21

Consultation Document

Digital Library open

Needing something to help keep you busy over the lockdown

period? The Selwyn Libraries digital library is open 24/7 with a huge

range of resources.

Why not explore our massive range of books. OverDrive has more

than 10,000 eBook and Audiobook titles including fiction and nonfiction

for adults, young adults and children.

The platform is compatible with a huge range of devices and they

even have a handy App.

Not a member of Selwyn libraries? Join today, it’s free – just head to


Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780


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Wednesday April 1 2020




Rolly Inn Limited has applied for the renewal of an off licence and an on licence. Objections are open

until 17 April. Glenn William Kerrison has applied for the renewal of an on licence. Objections are open

until 20 April. For more information go to selwyn.govt.nz/alcoholnotices.

Selwyn phone volunteers helping out

For many Selwyn residents, the calendar is now filled with cancelled club events and social get

togethers due to COVID-19. The Springs Day Club decided to make the most of that spare time,

supporting people through the lockdown period.

The club had to cancel its meetings, every third Wednesday at the Lincoln Event Centre for a day of

activities, conversations and homecooked meals.

But not all ties are cut for these retired members of the community, as club volunteer Rita Tipples and

nine other volunteers have initiated a calling roster.

“All of them have got phones, so what we thought we’d do is divide all the members up between the

volunteers and then just take half a dozen each and ring them on a regular basis.”

The volunteers will check to see how each member is managing and ease the confusion of information

received from the media for members with hearing loss.

Rita says it is important check up on elderly because with their social events suddenly cut off, they will

have time to worry and dwell on things that are not good for mental health.

“To have your children or your grandchildren phone you is really good. How can you get by if you

haven’t got the latest frozen meal in your freezer? Phone Gran! She’s been through difficult times, she’ll

know! And then that makes the older people feel more useful.”

She suggests older people can phone and share recipes and household traditions in exchange for help

with technology from their grandchildren.

If you are feeling isolated, alone or in need of conversation, you don’t need all the latest technology to

connect with people.

The Council Community Development Team has put together some ways that you can still keep your

social distance, look after yourself and feel connected:

· Pick up the telephone and call your immediate family. Find out what your grandchildren are doing or

give them a task to complete.

· Get in touch with your neighbours. Call them. Say hello to them over fence as they are putting their

washing on the line. Leave a friendly note in their letterbox with your telephone number or use chalk to

write them a note on their driveway.

· If you belong to a club—even though your meetings are cancelled, you can still contact other

members that you know. If you don’t have contact numbers for members in your club, ring and ask

your club president – or ring the Council and we will help connect you to your club.

· If you are a club president or treasurer, consider putting together a phone calling roster so you can

ensure all your members are okay.

If none of the above apply to you, Selwyn has some excellent service providers awaiting your phone call.

Age Concern Canterbury

366 0903 or 0800 803 344

They have teams and volunteers taking calls from people who are feeling lonely and would like to connect.

Generation House Salvation Army


They have a service where people can connect with someone else through the phone, pen pals or

emails. If you can’t complete their online form, call them on (03) 347 0934 and leave a message for

them to get back to you or call the Community Development team at SDC who would be happy to fill in

the form for you.

Or you can call the provider in your area for volunteers to connect with you:

Lincoln Community Care:

03 325 2007

Ellesmere Community Care Organization (ECCO):

324 4080 or 027 524 8080

Malvern Ward Two Rivers Community Trust:

021 122 9317

Selwyn Central Community Care:

027 313 1122

A cup of coffee and a change

of heart

Continuing our series celebrating the Faces of Selwyn.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/facesofselwyn for the full story.

Atal Safi never thought he would visit New Zealand, until a phone

call from his sister in New Zealand seven years ago changed his life.

Over the phone he was introduced to his sister’s friend and after

exchanging a couple of emails and video chatting, the pair fell in love.

“It was decided she was the right person for me and I was the right

person for her, so she invited me to come and live with her,” he says.

He moved to New Zealand in 2013. Within the first month he felt

homesick, but after giving it some time, he had a change of heart.

“In less than a year, I was so attached to this place.”

At first, Atal could not understand how people in New Zealand met

at cafes for coffee and cake. As a food lover, he preferred going out

for bigger meals, but after a few coffee dates with his wife, he came

to love a classic kiwi ‘coffee catch-up’.

After a year he went back to Afghanistan to see his family

“It was different, especially with the traffic and traffic rules. I just

couldn’t drive,” he laughs. “I was like nah, I think I’m going to have

to go back.”

He moved with his wife and son to Rolleston two years ago,

because it was a cheap place to build a house, close to their work

and a safe, quiet area to bring up their son.

Settling in Selwyn was easy, he says and he likes Rolleston because

everything is on his doorstep, his sister and brother-in-law’s house

is a short drive away, the park, school and swimming pool are in

walking distance and there are plenty of cafes.

“Everything is pretty handy here, we made a good choice.”

An avid traveller and hiker, Atal loves to get out and about with his

family. One day he would love to move to the hills, but for now,

Rolleston is home.

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Autumn is best for planting

AUTUMN DAYS herald a

change towards cooler weather,

the soil stays moist and there’s

colour everywhere.

It can also be the best season

for planting, because new plants

have time to settle in before

they’re faced with their first


Here is what you should be

doing in the next week or so.


Spread organic pellets around

shrubs and flowerbeds.

Feed citrus and other fruit

trees with citrus food.

Clear away weeds and grass

at the base and spread a layer of

organic mulch over the root area

(keeping well clear of the trunk).

Remember, feeding with

high potash fertilisers encourages

blooming and, even more

importantly, builds plants’ resistance

to disease (essential at this

time of year when fungal problems

are rife).

Lawn care

Give lawns a feed with a longlasting

fertiliser. Early autumn

is the ideal time to rejuvenate

tired lawns. Spike with a fork or

a purpose-designed lawn aerator

and oversow with a lawn seed


Pest control

Watch out for the autumn

influx of caterpillars.

White moths and butterflies

attack cabbages, cauliflowers,

rocket and their relatives, vine

moth caterpillars are demolishing

grape leaves, flax caterpillar

is stripping leaf sections of

leaves, leaf rollers are knitting

leaves and emerging to graze on

apples, feijoas and other fruit.

Use low toxic options for

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controlling most caterpillars.

Grass grubs and porina, too, can

destroy lawns.

Treat weeds

Many annual weeds are

approaching maturity and

should be removed before they

have the chance to spread their


Other autumn tasks

Prune the hydrangea stems

that flowered last summer.


Aerate your lawn

and oversow if

you have bare

patches. Now is

time to get that


Reduce clusters of camellia

buds to one per stem.

Divide perennial plants and

spread to other parts of the garden.

After their leaves have fallen,

spray deciduous fruit trees (eg

peaches) with a copper fungicide.

Good coverage will clean up

the remains of summer pests

and diseases. Move cold-sensitive

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To put it simply, garlic is right

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Look for a well-drained spot –

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Dig in some compost, and

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Plant single cloves twice the

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On-Trend & High-End

Modern and chic in progressive and proven Celcrete

among some of West Melton’s finest residences

situated in one of Canterbury’s most prestigious

lifestyle enclaves. Aligned to optimise sunshine on

a 3,978 sqm section, the home spans a 418 sqm

floor plan showcasing quality craftsmanship, design

excellence and high-calibre fittings and finishes.

Gourmet kitchen exuding premium appliances,

stone tops and walk-in pantry set off by trendy

durable tiles. Immaculately appointed and incredibly

comfortable boasting twin heat pumps and a log

burner. Five bedrooms, master with walk-in and

ensuite featuring his/her vanities. Two additional

bathrooms service four family bedrooms including

a secluded guest wing at the far end of the home.

Level landscaped lawns with automated irrigation,

woodshed, veggie beds, four car garaging with stairs

to attic storage and abundant OSP set behind fenced

and gated entry only 25km from the city centre.

A statement home with viewings by private

appointment only

Listing ID: DFU75490

Price by negotiation

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Size, Location, 3 Car Garaging, Jackpot!

An Educated Opportunity





31 Beaumont Drive

Positioned on an ideal 1200m2 section in the highly

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* Spacious central kitchen with plenty of storage

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Whitecliffs Road


The Old Malvern School located in Whitecliffs is now

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Being sold "AS IS WHERE IS" Deadline Sale

• 5800sqm land area in four titles.

• School building with Heritage List as a Category 2

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• Separate ablution block

Viewings are by Open to view and by appointment.

Darfield's Jewel in the Crown


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DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 21st April, 2020 at 2.00pm

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34 McLenaghan Road

With gorgeous established gardens of sustainable

proportions and a designer flair it’s hard to believe this

property is just 2 years’ young!

• 235m2 home on 859m2 section

• Designer kitchen with tri-stone bench & butler’s pantry

• Contemporary living with cathedral ceilings

• Log burner, Moisture Master System with heat transfer

• Master bedroom with fully-tiled ensuite and large WIR

• Separate laundry and excellent hall storage options

• Double garage with carpeted floor and attic storage

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13 Kowhai Drive

Architecturally commissioned occupying a premier

position where loads of sun combine home and income

from an operational Airbnb/Holiday Home/Bookabach or

options for setting up a home business or dual

family/multi-generational living.

• Main dwelling: 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / 2 toilets

• Bespoke Woodshack kitchen and open plan living

• Natural flow to a private garden patio

• Fully self-contained 2-bedroom secondary dwelling

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More Than Meets the eye




2/25 Cardale Street

A pleasant and timely surprise if you are ready to

downsize or perhaps buy for the very first time where a

great aspect for sunshine combines with lowmaintenance

mixed material construction all set in an

easy walking distance to town. Deceptively larger at 130

squares than first glances suggest featuring two

bedrooms so there is room for a guest supported by a

single bathroom with separate toilet and laundry. Galley

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On-Trend & High-End




5 Rotherham Drive

Modern and chic in progressive and proven Celcrete

where you can join the elite among some of West

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Canterbury's most prestigious lifestyle enclaves.

• Gourmet kitchen with stone benches and WIP

• Choices of casual formal and dining

• Wrap around patio/spa area

• 5 bedrooms, master and guest room with ensuite

• Separate office

• 4 car garage with attic storage

• Fenced and gated landscaped lawns

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Shar Simon

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So Worth Waiting For




4 Thornton Street

Only once in a while does a home with such inimitable

style grace the listings and its taken 27 years for this

sunny character-packed honey to present for acquisition.

• Light-infused kitchen

• Well-connected dining and lounge

• Pioneer wood burner

• Peaceful covered veranda

• Second patio with bbq/pizza oven

• 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

• Raised beds, garden sheds and flower gardens

• Grow tunnel

• Detached double garage

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Welcome Home on Horndon




278 Horndon Street

Elegant and exquisite and from the very first visit you'll

find it impossible to resist all this sunny 2014 brick

stunner has to offer with a raft of lifestyle enhancing

features on easily managed grounds.

• Fully integrated kitchen, dining and lounge

• Induction hob and electric oven

• Sunny patio with a shady pergola

• Level lawns with boxed beds, greenhouse and lean-to

utility shed

• Double glazed, heat pump and wood burner

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Delightful in a Linea BUYERS $579,000+



13 Bethany Road

Superbly positioned and offering great street appeal in a

delightful linear clad, this property is perfect for

everyone from first home buyers to retirees, and is

offered to the market by vendor who is determined to

achieve a result. Inside, three bedrooms are

complemented by two bathrooms (including an ensuite

off the master) and a well-appointed modern kitchen.

The open-plan living area offers plenty of versatility and

there is also a separate lounge to accommodate guests

or growing families.

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A beauty in Bellbird BUYERS $599,000+



16 Bellbird Place

When you want space, style and great street appeal you

are onto a winner here! A grand entrance leading

through double doors to a very spacious open plan

kitchen, dining and lounge area with plenty of room for

all the family and friends to enjoy. In the kitchen and

dining areas, enjoy the benefits of a very well equipped

space, with a large walk in pantry, gas stove, dishwasher

and tiled floors. The kitchen, dining and living area

offers large stacker sliding doors out to a huge deck!

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Family friendly lifestyle

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777


Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844





33 McHugh Crescent

Enjoy Superb country living when you move into this

eight year old executive style home at Darfield.

• Sited on a 7336m2 section

• Four bedrooms with a TV on a wall mounted bracket

• Two Bathrooms

• Double glazed throughout with a log burner

• Heat transfer system and heat pump

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Mobile 027 737 6474


Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777


Follow your stars BUYERS $599,000+



19 Gemini Place

Offered at $30,000 below Registered Valuation!!

• Separate lounge

• Tiled bathroom and ensuite floors

• Engineered stone bench-top

• Quality appliances including induction hob

• Bathroom features free standing bath

• Separate toilet

• Separate study

• 8.6 sqm attic storage

• Internal access double garage

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Coronavirus impact

on dairy ‘moderate’

The coronavirus has only had a moderate

impact on dairy prices so far, according

to Westpac head of strategy Imre Speizer.

Compared to other commodities like oil, the

impact on dairy hasn’t been as bad.

Since the outbreak gripped global financial

markets in late January, whole milk powder

prices have fallen 8.7% on the Global Dairy

Trade (GDT) auction. In comparison, Brent

crude oil has fallen 20.4%.

Westpac is sticking to its forecast payout of

$7.20/kgMS for the season. Two weeks ago

Fonterra reaffirmed its forecast farmgate milk

price range at $7.00-7.60/kgMS.

Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says

the current situation around coronavirus is

very fluid and uncertain.

However, Fonterra has already contracted

a high percentage of its 2020 financial year’s

milk supply and this is helping the co-op

manage the impact of coronavirus.

“Our Greater China team are working hard

to keep our operations running as smoothly

as possible. Without them this would not have

been possible and I want to thank them for

their efforts,” Hurrell says

“There has been a slow-down in processing

of containers at ports and we are managing

the flow of our product into China carefully

to avoid congestion. Currently, our product

is continuing to be cleared by customs and

quarantine officials.”

Hurrell says Fonterra remains confident in

its forecast and earnings guidance of 15-25

cents/share despite current market conditions

as a result of coronavirus.

Last week’s (March 4) GDT auction

recorded its third consecutive drop in the

price index: down 1.2% over the previous


Key export product, whole milk powder, fell

only 0.5% - a smaller fall than futures market

predictions of a 3%-4% fall. At US$2952/

metric tonne, WMP is at the lowest level since

February 2019.

Skimmed milk powder prices fell 3.2%,

butter rose 1.0%, anhydrous milk fats fell

1.7%, and cheddar cheese fell 4.7%.

Speizer says the results suggest the

coronavirus outbreak continues to affect dairy

commodities, albeit moderately so far.

“Looking ahead, the coronavirus outbreak

poses both positive and negative risks to

demand. “Slower activity could crimp demand

for dairy inputs to other products, but a

renewed focus on nutrition could boost milk


North Asian demand at last week’s auction

was lower than usual, but demand from

South East Asia and Oceania was higher.

Meanwhile, on the supply side,

persistently dry conditions in the North

Island and flooding in the southern South

Island could see milk production fall

short of what the market is expecting, says


“Against that, Canterbury and Otago,

where irrigation is widespread, have

reported good growing conditions.”

DCANZ data shows

January national milk solid

production was 1.1% higher

than in January 2019, and

the season to date (Jun-Jan) is

0.5% higher than the previous

comparable period.

Overall, there hasn’t been

any strong evidence of a supply

shortfall to date, Speizer says.

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