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Bearing up in
By ROBYN BRISTOW
put to the test again.
It has justdusted itselfoff
from the impactofthree years
of drought and a
7.8earthquake. Now, the
Many businesseshave had
to put up the shutters,with the
village’s Four Square, PGG
Wrightson and the local vets
the only ones remaining open
to provide residents with
The November 2016quake
silenced the mainhighway for
along the route withfew
customers, except thosewho
went on roadtripsnorth to
supportthem, particularly at
Today, the highway is silent
again, apart from the
entourage of trucksrattling
throughthe town, providing
essential services to
Canterbury and beyond.
secretary Gary Mitchell says it
is tough, particularly when
things startedtoimprove for
everyone in the districtafter
the earthquake and the recent
‘‘Mostretailers along the
frontage of the main highway
had areasonablesummer. But
they havenosooner got out of
the earthquake situationwith
the road closures, and up and
running again, and, wham,
something else comes along.
‘‘It feels like we have been
hit withthe uglystick several
times,’’ he says.
The farming community had
struggled through three years
of drought, plusthe threat of
another in recent months, and
many were struggling.
Rain had arrived to help,
but farmers were still out
there every day making sure
their stock are fed,and
carrying out other farm duties.
At the RibbonwoodCountry
which Garyruns withhis
partner Robert Day, things
had not been fantastic due to
not having any Chineseguests
for the Chinese New Year.
‘‘It is going to take awhile to
bounceback. But everyone is
in the same boat,’’ says Gary,
who is keentosee domestic
when the lockdownends.
Continued Page 2
By DAVID HILL
Waimakariri residentshave been
going out on a“bear hunt”.
Whilewalking to get freshair
during the Covid19 lockdown,
residents have been enjoying the
sight of soft toys in windows.
Williamshas been capturing
some of the cuddly sightswhile
walking aroundher hometown.
“The silence from the school is
deafening. The community feel,
for the most part, is supportive
and when Iamout and about,
people are saying aquick‘hello’
as they bike or walk past,while
“There is the playing of abugle
in the evenings, some have put
Hello there ... A
pair of bears wave
to the world in
PHOTO: JEAN WILLIAMS
Christmas lights back up, and, of
course, ateddy bear hunt.
“It was startedbyChristine
Johnston,with the idea to help
the oneswith youngfamilieshunt
for bears to be found in
Of course, it is not only
youngsters joining the fun, with
all ages stopping for agiggle.
Morebear pictures, page 7
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By DAVID HILL
retailer is hoping for some
better news this week.
Vege’n Out was forced to
closeonMarch 25 for the
Covid19 lockdown, even
though it is the onlyfresh fruit
and vegetables retailer in a
leaving owner Nick McLachlan
‘‘absolutely baffled by the
But he has received word
that the Ministry of Business,
Innovation and Employment
(MBIE) may be relaxing its
allowhim to offer a‘‘contactless’’
delivery service to
‘‘It’s all very well telling us
aftertwo weeks that we cando
deliveries, because we are a
Tough times again for Cheviot residents
He accepts therewill be another
downturn, but Cheviot is
surrounded by adedicated
farming community and together
theyhad all pulled through
adverse times before.
‘‘Farmers are continuingto
farm, spending moneyonanimal
health and crops, and after the
lockdownthey will have product
to sell and crops to harvest.
‘‘I think it is great the farming
community is ticking over. They
willbeappreciated abit more at
the end of this.’’
The localFour Squarewas a
Godsend and the community was
‘‘resilient’’. ‘‘It is amazing what
the community can do together.
Open-air fires across region require permits
By ROBYN BRISTOW
Fires can be lit only withapermit in the
Waimakariri and Hurunuidistricts.
Principal RuralFireOfficer Bruce
Janes is appealing to people to resistthe
urgetoput amatchtotheirburn pilesof
“Fires arebypermit only, and we are
burns suchascrop stubble andland
‘‘Tostop falsecalls, we are requiring
nearlyall permitholderstoringthe fire
fresh food business, so we will
Nicksaid there was alack of
clarity around whatdefined an
leading up to the lockdown.
He emailed MBIE at 8am on
Tuesday,March24, but had
received no replyby11am so
he phonedthe hotline and was
told‘‘we were finetotrade’’.
He wanted confirmation in
writing,sofollowed up with
another email, but with no
response. He phonedMBIE
again to be told‘‘we were OK’’.
Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey
who agreed to takeuphis case.
at 6pm the following day,he
received confirmation his
fresh producebusinesswas not
service. He was forced to close.
We have been herebefore and
while this is slightly different
fromthe earthquake, we will
recoverquicker because we are
usedtoit,’’ he says.
Meanwhile, at the guesthouse,
where they havethree stranded
international guests, everyone
was justknuckling downand
giving each otherspace.
‘‘They triedtoleaveearly, had
flights booked, thenDubai closed
its borders, so they are here for
Hurunui Deputy Mayor Vince
Daly, who farmsnear Cheviot,
saysitisnot aflash situation for
towns like Cheviot. ‘‘Itwill be
pretty hard to comeback from,
and tourism is not going to crank
Nick said it costhim around
$2000 worth of producewhich
he had to disposeof, andhe
spent $1500 to makehis shop
safe with splatter screens.
Ironically, Vege’n Out is still
required to offer its postal
service as an NZ Post agent.
‘‘The feedback we had from
the public is that they didn’t
want to be driving into
Rangiora or Kaiapoi to go to
the supermarket. They wanted
alocal placewhere they could
buy their produceand they
didn’tmind the onein, oneout
situation because it was safer.’’
But Nick says being able to
service, whichcan be ordered
would be agood outcome.
Matt Doocey says he has
written to Economic
Development Minister Phil
lightingtheir burn. We appreciate
peopleare at home,and what better time
to ‘get thatburndone’, but we ask they
hold offuntil after thelockdown so we
don’thaveawhole lot of unnecessary
exposure –which is the whole point.
‘‘We urgepeople to consider the
appropriatenessofany burning at this
Mr Janessays any fireislikelytoresult
in asmoke report,with more people
crews —most of which arevolunteers—
leaving theirfamily bubble to
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and is optimisticofapositive
‘‘The issue of businesses that
having to close is
something I’m hearing alot
from people, but if it canbe
done contactless,why can’tit
He is also concerned about
foodproducers in the district
who sellatfarmer’s markets,
which havebeen closedduring
‘‘There appears to be areal
inequity because food
producers which havecontacts
continue to sell their goods, but
if they only sellatfarmers’
markets they no longerhave
the ability to selltheirgoods.’’
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reopened afterthe 2016 earthquake, but now must endurethe
‘‘This in turnhas thepotential to
jeopardise the health andsafety of the
widercommunity,’’ Mr Janes says.
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Another farm adventure
By DAVID HILL
The 2016 earthquake was just
another challenge in the
100year history of
Woodchester Station, near
Recent droughts, the 2016
earthquake and now the
Covid19 lockdown are yet
more chapters in the farm’s
colourful history, Rebekah
Her family has been
farming at Woodchester
Station, off Leader Rd and
nestled between Waiau and
Parnassus, since her greatgrandfather
bought the farm more than
100 years ago.
‘‘On the property there’s a
bit of heritage. They went
through snows, droughts and
financial crises and survived,
and we can do it too.
‘‘Each generation uses the
knowledge of the previous
generations and what’s new,
so they can pass the farm on
to the next generation in as
good acondition as we can.
And we produce some food
and fibre while we’re at it.’’
Rebekah and her husband
David run the 2000hectare
property, running 3500
breeding ewes, with halfbreed
running on the steeper
country and RomneyTexelcross
ewes on the rolling
They also run 500 Angus
About 250 beehives are on
the farm to produce manuka
honey, in partnership with a
There are two QE2
covenants on the farm,
triangle of beech forest and a
twohectare block of manuka,
bordering aneighbour’s QE2
The couple have four
children, James, aged 15,
Lucas, 13, Isaac, 10, and
As with previous
generations, the children are
homeschooled until they are
old enough to go to boarding
school, due to the farm’s
‘‘It’s agreat lifestyle,
whether it’s doing stock work,
out on the tractor, mustering
with ponies or going for a
hunt, there’s lots to do.’’
And then there’s the lake
that formed after the
earthquakes, when alandslip
Taking adip ... The Kelly children, James, aged 15, Isaac, 10, Victoria, 8, and Lucas, 13, enjoy
swimming in their earthquake lake.
dammed the river, creating a
lake wide enough and long
enough for awaterski lane.
‘‘It warms up enough in the
summer to go for adip and it’s
flat enough on the lake’s edge
to pitch atent.’’
Rebekah says the
earthquake created ‘‘a whole
bunch of chaos and work,’’
but they are coming out the
other end, having dealt with
lots of land movement,
fencing damage and water
The socalled ‘‘great wall of
Waiau’’, which caught the
attention of University of
Canterbury geologists, runs
through Woodchester from
Leader Rd to the new lake.
‘‘Our water system tanks —
30,000 litre tanks —split in
half like an apple and
pipelines snapped in half.’’
It took several months until
new tanks and piping were
installed, pumping water
from anew source.
She says 90 percent of farm
fences were damaged, but the
farm is gradually being refenced
and they hope to
complete the work next
The Covid19 lockdown has
meant quake repairs to the
house of her uncle, Linton
Gardiner, have been put on
Next autumn they hope to
begin work to repair the wool
shed and then their own
‘‘And then we will go, ‘at
last the earthquake is over’,’’
Rebekah says, optimistically,
until the next challenge.
The Kellys have taken over
the running of the farm from
Rebekah’s parents, Jonathan
and Sarah Gardiner, who
have retired to Hanmer
Springs, and Linton
Rebekah holds arecreation
management degree from
Lincoln University and
worked in events
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activated by council
By DAVID HILL
The Waimakariri District Council has
activated an emergency operations centre
in response to the state of national
Waimakariri district civildefence
controller Nick Harrison says
preparations to activate the centrebegan
when the state of nationalemergencywas
initially declared two weeksago.
‘‘While the council is focused on
maintaining essential services, we will
also now be further supporting the
nationwide civil defence movement
against Covid19 and activating local civil
defence measures where needed.’’
He says the centre provides acentral
placefor individuals, agencies and others
in need to contact for support.
‘‘This is an unprecedented situation and
quitedifferent from other civil defence
activations as it’s one where we need to
keep people safe in theirbubbles while
trying to connect with them and offer
support. In saying that, there are alot of
avenues of help available to our residents
and we are looking for those who need
help to connectthem with these services.
already is by providingtemporary
assistanceatthe request of local
The emergency operations centre is also
providingsupport to local food banks and
anticipates this will continue in coming
weeks, Mr Harrison says.
Waimakariri residentswho needhelp
can callthe council on 0800 965 468 to talk
to the welfare support team,orcall the
helpline on 0800 242 411.
Rates reliefisbeingoffered to
Waimakariri ratepayers facing financial
hardship because of Covid19.
Mayor Dan Gordon says he is awarethe
next rates instalment,due at the end of
June, is worrying some ratepayers.
‘‘There are waysthat we can help
immediately that willprovide peoplewith
reliefand breathingspace. We are also
reviewing budgetsand looking to make
changes and defer projects whichwill
make any increasesfor thecomingyear as
low as possible.’’
Options could include deferring
payment of the nextinstalment, arates
rebatefor gross household incomes below
$35,000, spreading payments over the
instalment period, reducing the frequency
or amount of direct debit payments, or
investigatingother forms of financial
assistance suchastalking to your bank.
Residentsconcerned about their ability
to pay their nextrates bill are encouraged
to discuss it with the council on 0800
Kairaki Beachvehicleaccesswas closed
last week to complywith government
guidelineswhich discourage any activity
that may trigger an emergency callout.
Vehicles spottedonthe beach are
causing concern, indicatingsome people
are not following alertlevel4guidelines.
To preventthis activity, the entrance has
been temporarily fenced off.
Peoplewho livelocally may stillwalk to
their local beach, whilefollowing physical
distancing rules, but driving on the
beaches is not allowed.
The government saysswimming, fishing,
surfing, boating, tramping,hunting and
hikingare prohibited activitiesunder alert
level 4. Visitthe government’sofficial
Covid19 website to learn more.
Street theatre ... SportSuziewows the crowd in the Good StreetWalkway Busker Zone
during the 2018 Waimakariri WinterFestivalExtravaganzaDay. The councilislooking for
ideasabout how to use Good Streetmore as acommunity space.
PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP
Ideas for Good St sought
By SHELLEY TOPP
Waimakariri peopleare being askedto
contribute ideas for the new community
‘‘We really want the community to
help us decide,’’ Waimakariri District
Council business and centresadviser
Vanessa Thompson says.‘‘Allideas are
on the table as long as they can be selffunded.’’
Funding channels which may be
available to assistinthe development of
ideasfor the area include the Creative
Contestable EventsFunding and the
Some ‘‘general ideas’’ already put
forward include adisplay area for
outdoor photographicand art
exhibitions, asmall scentedgarden,
space for street performers, asmall
puppet theatre, and aplace to screen
Other requests have included more
seatingareas, greenery,water features
and upgrades to the paving.
The finaldesign is likelytobeformed
fromamix of community feedback and
whatispractical and safe to implement.
regularuse of the spacebythe
community,but, of course, any proposed
use would needtowork aroundexisting
businesses operating in that area.
‘‘Westill have to go throughabudget
approvalprocess with council to secure
budgettoupgradethe closedinpart of
GoodStreet. All going well, we would
hopetostart physicalworks in the latter
At thisstage it is uncertain whether
Covid19 will have an impact on the
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MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE
Each of us has to do our
bit to stop this disease
Covid19 haschangedeverything in avery
shortspaceoftime, and things continue to
I’ve beenworking closely with council
chiefexecutive AngelaOosthuizen to
ensure thatservicesare maintained, and
the community is supported in these
In somerespects, it is still business as
usual, but on the other handthis crisis has
created awhole new way of working.
Covid19 is anew illness that can affect
your lungs and airways. It has proved
devastating in other parts of the world and
it is critical we do our bit to combatthis
The most important thing we can do to
help breakthe transmissionprocessis
this: Stay home.
For our community members, who like
to be on the ground and in action, thisis
hard at times, buteveryonethat Ihave
been speaking to on the phone has
expressedthe same commitment to halting
the spread of Covid19.
It is not goingtobeeasy. This crisis is not
goingtodisappear in amonth, but every
chance we havetoslow the transmission
saveslivesand ensures our national health
system will be available for those who
need it most.
The Kaikoura District Council has been
working closely with KaikouraHealth to
ensure thatthe health centre is readyto
deal with any cases as they eventuate. Staff
from both organisationshave been
working in conjunction with other local
agencies and groups to support vulnerable
people in the community.
Volunteers have been delivering
groceries, pickingupmedication and
providingsupport to those in our
community who need it most.
We needtobeawareofwhat we are
doing rightnow. Sure, takeawalk but stay
away from other people and try not to
touch handrails, playgrounds and seats.
Ifind it goodtolook at the news once a
day, so Iremain informed but not
Every day at 1pm Iwatch the latest
presentation from the government and
alwaysrefertothe Covid19 website if I
have any questions.
Ihave beenspending alot of time on the
phone checking in with friendsand family
—somuch so that the floor of my kitchen
has quiteasheen frompacing whileItalk.
My shed has alsonever lookedsoclean,
and DIY chores around the house have
finally beengiven attention more than
three years after the earthquakes.
Staying home definitely has itsbenefits!
My last thought is,let’s get through this
together. We’ve had sometough times over
the lastfew years, but we can do this.Be
kind, be thoughtful,and look out forone
another. Enjoy each day. Everyday above
groundisagood day, even if you are in a
The KaikouraDistrict Council,
Neighbourhood Support and Kaikoura
Healthhave been workingtogetherto
ensureresidents across the districthave
accesstohelp and welfare needstoget
them through the lockdown. Volunteers
and anyone requiring assistanceare urged
Jo is providingcoordinationfor those
who want to help, ensuring that the
movement of people throughoutthe
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By ROBYN BRISTOW
The Hurunui District Council is storing
as muchrecycling as possible afterits
Material RecoveryFacility suspendedits
Kerbsidecollections are continuing,
but recycling bags willnot go to Eco
Central to be processed.All greater
Christchurch councilsare affected.
The announcement comes as the result
of a‘‘perfect storm’’ of challenges,
including the riskofexposing staff who
manuallysort rubbishfrom recycling to
facilities, lowerprices and limited
access to overseas ports.
Despite the setback, it is business as
usualinthe district, with the council
sortingand storing as much recycling as
possible to avoid it going to landfill.
Residents are asked to help by storing
as muchrecycling as they can at home.
However, when they run out of space,it
will be collected at kerbside as normal.
Council chief operations officerDan
Harris says the council continues to
battle recycling challenges in relationto
Covid19, but can, with help from
residents, continue storing recycling
untilEco Central reopens.
“We want to keep our services as
normal as possible, but we do ask that
residents temporarilyhold on to
whatever they can at the moment.
“We have kept our transfer stations
open,but we are having problems with
residents not sticking to essentialwaste.
We understand it feels likethe perfect
time for agarage cleanout or abig
garden tidyup,but the transfer stations
can’tservicethese at the moment as we
are open for essential waste only.
“The district’s recycling is beingstored
in largecontainersatour Amberley
Transfer Station until Eco Central can
take it again.
“Now,more thanever, it is critical that
any recycling kept at home or put out for
collection is clean and contains no
residual foodwaste. We needtosend
contaminated recycling to landfill.”
Mr Harris says continuationofservices
is atop priority, which was whythe
council will keepkerbsidecollection
going. It is also investigating alternative
homesfor some recycling materials,
specifically food and drink cans.
“It is possible in the interim for the
council to sendclean food and drink cans
to our metal merchant. If residents put
food and drink cans in aseparate
recyclingbag,this will helpussave space
in storage andensure some material gets
recycled sooner ratherthan later.”
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Lockdown brings a ‘new normal’
All quiet ... The
eerie sight of a
Street in Rangiora
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Waiting patiently ... Shoppers line up outside PAK’nSAVE in
Rangiora durng lockdown.
Kaikoura sunrise ... The perfect picture to capture during an earlymorning stroll: The sight
of the Old Wharf at Kaikoura justbefore sunrise.
Showing appreciation ... Abig thankyou to all essentialservice workers on aRangiora garden
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Camp chair ... A
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Cute bear... Sevenmonthold Blake Ealam makes atimely
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Bear family ... Afamily of bears surveys the world.
Solitary pursuit ... Alone bear watches the world pass by in Pegasus.
Here to serve ... Atoy at the
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Australian style... Abear and koala greet passersby.
Friends ... Luke the tiger, left, was lookingfor friends and they graduallygatheredbesidehim
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Friendly fellow ... Acolourful rabbit takes in the views.
COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD APRIL 92020
Waimakariri District Council
Turns Focus to Community Need
There have been significant changes and
adjustments made by all of us in the united fight
We understand that many residents are
concerned about paying bills and we want to
provide some relief and options when it comes
There are anumber of ways we can help -
including deferring payment. Give our team a
call on 0800 965 468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
nz to talk through the options available.
Council staff are looking closely at our Dra
Annual Plan 2020/21 (the document which sets
budgets and in turn rates for the coming year)
to see if there are any changes wecan make to
defer projects or reduce spending to bring any
increases to as low alevel as possible.
Our Dra Annual Plan 2020-2021 is currently
out for consultation and we want to hear from
you. We’ve extended this until Tuesday 14April
to give residents additional time toprovide
If you have any concerns, feedback orthoughts
you can share these at waimakariri.govt.nz/
letstalk. The Council will review the revised
budgets and your feedback before setting rates
for the coming year 2020/21.
We now have anEmergency Operations Centre
(EOC) up and running inthe District. This is
focussing on connecting people who need help
and support to the right service.
We are working with local support agencies,
staff, volunteers and businesses to make sure
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North Canterbury News, April 9, 2020
Contest canned for first time in 52 years
By DAVID HILL
The 2020 FMG YoungFarmer
of the Yearcontest has become
acasualty of the global
New Zealand Young
Farmers(NZYF) has made the
difficult decision to cancel the
prestigious event for the first
time in the competition’s
Lynda Coppersmith says.
The decision means the
three SouthIsland regional
finals —Tasman, Aorangi and
Otago/Southland —will not be
The four North Island
regional finals were held prior
to largegatherings being
The grandfinal was due to be
held in Christchurch in July,
with the city now announcedas
the host for the 2021 contest.
‘‘I appreciate this decision
will be disappointing for
everyone involved with the
contest, but for the safetyof
spectators and sponsors it’s
the right thing to do,’’ Lynda
‘‘I’d like to acknowledge all
of our competitors this year
and in particularhighlight the
effortsofour four grand
finalists for 2020, who support
the decision and appreciate
the uniquesituation we’reall
‘‘We also want to thank our
South Islandregional finalists
for their patience as we
worked through the
Local contender ... Dean
Gardiner was North Canterbury’s
finalist in the Tasman region
Young Farmer of the Year final.
The Covid19 outbreak has seen
the 2020 competition canned ,
including all three South Island
postponement of their regional
The cancellation means the
contest will startagain, leading
up to the 2021 grandfinal,with
those who qualified from
regional finalsand the grand
final needing to requalify.
But the NZYF board has
aroundage and qualification
restrictionsfor next year’s
contest, Lynda says.
‘‘Giventhis is an
unprecedented situation, the
board has agreedtoshow
flexibility with aoneyear age
extension and also to revoke
the number of grand final and
for the 28 competitors affected.
‘‘Thisflexibility willapply to
2020 grandfinalists and those
who have qualified for the
cancelled regional finals.
‘‘These are trying timesfor
so many of us right now, and we
could not run the contest, nor
begin planning to rearrange it,
without the supportofour
sponsors and I’d liketothank
them for that support.’’
The agrikids and junior
young farmer of the year
contests will continueas
large gatherings, the Tasman,
Aorangi and Otago/Southland
contests were movedonline,
with schoolteams still ableto
compete and winners for each
Lynda says the competitions
in this format have been
successful and she thankedthe
This has set apathway to
allow the grand finals to be
hostedonline, which NZYF
and the sponsors are working
together to organise.
OxfordArea School’s future
farmers team has been named
the winner in the Tasman
which was held online
Demand in the NZ and Chinese log markets is strong
Welding ... Matt Redmond, of theAmuriBasinYoung Farmers Club, does
some welding as he assembles asprinklerinearlierrounds of lastyear’s
YoungFarmer of the Year competition. He wentontocompete in the
Tasman regional final.
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Will Council's Plan Review stop 4.0ha lots?
Are lifestyle blocks athing of
There isanew District Plan coming, and we expect
major changes to the minimum lot size for rural
subdivisions, in some or most parts of the District.
It is intended for release mid 2020 (around June)
however this may be delayed due to the national
So, if you own 8.0 or more hectares (20 acres) of
rural land in Waimakariri District and you’ve been
considering subdividing, now is the time to have a
chat to your local surveyors, Survus Consultants
about your options.
What is theWaimakariri District
The District Plan is the Council’s planning rulebook
and governs how people can build on or develop
land in North Canterbury.
As well as making sure that future development is
sustainable and protects our natural resources for
generations to come, the Plan ensures that new
development meets regulatory requirements like
our National Planning Standards and the Resource
Management Act. It also supports growth in the
region - the Waimakariri District is booming and
needs arobust set of rules to make sure it can
continue to grow well into the future.
The District Plan is reviewed every 10 years to
make sure it’s up to date with the needs of the
community, and current regulations. It’s under
review at the moment, with the updated plan
scheduled for release in mid-2020.
We’ve had a thorough read of the Waimakariri
2048 District Development Strategy -which is the
Council document that underpins the District Plan -
and we expect the new plan to include changes to
the rules and requirements around subdivisions.
What are the currentrules for
The current Waimakariri District Plan allows for
rural subdivision and building, with a lot and
dwelling density of 4.0ha being required (and
certain other criteria).
What are the proposed
Until the updated Plan isreleased, we won’t know
the full details -but there are strong indications
that the minimum lot size for subdivisions will
Simply put: it’s likely that if you want to
subdivide, 8.0 hectares (2 x4ha lots) will no
longer be enough -you’ll need alarger piece of
The Waimakariri 2048 District Development
Strategy says;“While lifestyle lots are afeature of
the District and many enjoy the open spaces, the
most frequent comment made during early
community consultation was adesire to restrict
Dan and Craig from Survus Consultants on site discussing aproject.
further subdivision of rural land into lifestyle lots [...]
Based on the feedback received the Council will
explore increasing the minimum rural lot sizes in
parts of the District.”
Council also noted that over the last decade, 73% of
all new rural houses were on lots between 4-4.99
hectares in size and that if this trend continues
more than 3600 new lifestyle lots would be
created by 2048.
What does this mean for you?
If you own 8.0ha or more of rural zoned land, &
have been considering subdivision, don’t waste
time. Mid 2020 is not far away, and the Council
require a fair amount of information to go to
Council in support of asubdivision application.
If you secure your subdivision consent now, it’ll be
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Strong performance ... Culverden couple Tim Murdoch and Tania Riddington were
runnersup in the share farmers category in the 2020 Canterbury/North Otago Dairy Industry
By DAVID HILL
ACulverden couple has beennamed
runnersup in the sharefarmers
category in the2020Canterbury/North
TaniaRiddington, afinalist in 2017,
andher partnerTim Murdoch won$4250
in prizeswhen thefinal results were
Thursday,March26. Theofficial awards
dinner,scheduled for theprevious
week, wascancelled because of the
Thecoupleare 50/50sharemilkers for
Tania’s father Ken Riddington on his
Thecouplesee their combined
qualifications, backgrounds and
‘‘Weare bothdrivenand work well
together. We bothworkinthe business
andbring differentstrengths, making for
Thecoupleaim to owntheirownfarm
within the next five years.
‘‘Welove workingoutdoorsand have a
love for animals.Farming is in our
Taniaand Tim also won theLIC
recording andproductivity award and
theRavensdown pasture performance
named runnerup in the dairy trainee
❛We love working outdoors
and have alove for animals.
Farming is in our blood.❜
category,winning$1625 in prizes.
Prabhdeep was born and raised on a
smallscale cropand dairyfarmin
Punjab, in northernIndia,andhas
worked in theNew Zealand dairy
industry since 2016.
Heworks for Pamu FarmsofNew
Zealand, formerly Landcorp, on a
Heentered the awardstonetworkwith
other people in the industry.
‘‘I got theopportunity to competewith
other trainees,meetnew peopleand
broaden myknowledge. It hasgiven me
the confidenceto further my studiesand
‘‘Itmakes me happy lookingathow far
Ihavepushed myself and succeeded in a
short spanoftime.Itisgoodtosee the
results of your hard work.’’
adapt to alargescalefarmingoperation
‘‘The technologiesand NewZealand
systemshavebeen incredible to learn.
‘‘Itis goodtosee the rulesand
regulations thatthedairyindustry has in
place to make sure thereis good useof
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Lockdown forces arethink
By DAVID HILL
is looking at new ways to
communicate withfarmers as the
Like so many other work
environments, project manager
Michael Bennett says theCovid
19 lockdown has forced arethink,
as theproject looks to bring its
initiatives to fruitioninits final
“The project will be wrapped
up next autumn. But we are
having to rethink how we do it,
because it’s highly unlikely that
we will be able to hold extension
“We don’t know when the
governmentwill lift its
do,therewill bechallenges in
holding large gatherings as
When the lockdown was
announced, Michael says he
spent adaytrying to organise
videoto communicate with
farmers via social media.
But it soon became apparent
that it was not goingtowork.
NorthCantebury radio station
Compass FM came to rescue and
broadcast the firstofaseries of
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about Hanmer Springs
and Kaikoura and all
those sort of people in
podcasts last Saturday between
7am at 8am.
The second podcast, this
Saturday from 7am, will focuson
farm succession,while overthe
next two weeks native
assessments willbe discussed.
Michael says thereare plansto
have these topicsonvideo tobe
shared on Facebook in the
The project groupis planning
to produce some publications,
video and more podcasts instead
of holding large gatherings as it
looks to communicate its work to
farmers before it wrapsup.
projects whichMichael hopes
will proceed once the lockdown
is lifted, including biodiversity
management plans, where a
ecologist. “Itwould begood to
haveit discussed at aworkshop,
but thatmay notbe possible.”
Thebulk of theongoing
assessment work and tourism
projects can be completed on a
oneonone basis, oncethe
lockdownis over, while the
carbon forestry project work can
be completed without large
gatherings, he says.
rural sectorisin agoodspace,
but he is concerned for the
immediate future of the tourism
sector in the region.
“The farmers in our project
were concerned by the drought,
but they’ve had the raininthe
last coupleofweekssothey’re in
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HanmerSprings and Kaikoura
and allthose sort of peoplein
accommodation and tourism
While the earthquake recovery
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Expo, festival cancelled
By SHELLEY TOPP
This year’s Kaiapoi Art Expo and the
Waimakariri Winter Festival have been
cancelled because of the Covid19
The art expo decision was made at a
recent meeting of the Waimakariri Arts
Trust, which manages the event.
‘‘We get alot of support from sponsors
and at our recent meeting to decide the
fate of the 2020 expo we decided that it
would no doubt be more difficult this
year,’’ deputy chairwoman Jackie
‘‘Added to that is the uncertainty of the
future, restrictions on public movement
Although postponing the event to later
in the year was discussed, it was decided
this would be too difficult as so much has
to be organised months ahead.
Artists who had already entered and
paid for this year’s event, which was to
have been held in midJuly, have been
However, next year’s expo dates of
July 17 and 18 have already been
Agencies work together
The Kaikoura District Council and other
agencies are working to ensure
vulnerable residents across the district
have access to help and welfare services
to get themthrough the lockdown.
Together with the council,
Neighbourhood Support/Gets Ready
and Kaikoura Healthhave been working
closely with Te Ha oMatauranga,Te
WharePutea, Maoriwardens, RedCross
and Regional CanterburyCivil Defence
to help residents.
KaikouraDistrict Council chief
executive AngelaOosthuizen says the
focusisonkey communities, including
the elderly, those with healthissues,
social vulnerabilities, those with a
disabilityand peopleunable to access
adequate transport support.
‘‘Help and welfare needs can include
food,water,clothing, medication or
othermedicalneeds,baby or infant
needs, or pet food, veterinary care,or
shelter. So, if you need something, get in
touch,’’ Ms Oosthuizen says.
Volunteers and anyone requiring
She saysalthoughthe council office
Emergency centre operating
No insurmountable problems have been
brought to the attention of the Hurunui
District Council’sEmergency Operation
Council chief executive Hamish
Dobbie, who is the actingcentre
controller, says it is dealing with afew
casesaround food,heating, and clothing.
Some people are running outofmoney.
‘‘This is to be expected if people are
locked out of work. It is difficult,’’ he says.
Some people werealso becoming
concerned abouttheir mentalhealth
However, on the whole peopleare
proving to be resilient in the Hurunui
district, withmany people having coped
before through the earthquakes and
‘‘We’re not seeing huge problems up
here.Just occasional oneswhere people
are struggling abit, not healthwise, but in
the welfare area.’’
Mr Dobbie says if anyone needs help
they shouldcall 0800 242 411, and theywill
be put in touchwith the Hurunui centre
for any welfare issues.
Some workwas also being donewith
accommodation providers, to ensure
confirmed by organisers.
It is the first time the art expo has been
cancelled in 16 years.
‘‘We are very disappointed but we
couldn’t see an alternative,’’ Jackie said.
Waimakariri Winter Festival
organiser Karl Horwarth said
uncertainty about the Covid19 crisis
was behind cancelling the Rangiora
event, traditionally held around the
same time as the Kaiapoi Art Expo.
‘‘We didn’t think it was wise to start
the planning now, recruit all the
volunteers, committee members, and do
hundreds of hours of work when there
was so much uncertainty.
‘‘We also think we would have alot of
difficulty raising the sponsorship we
needed for the event. So, it was a
horrible decision to have to make, but
we didn’t see any other way.’’
However, the possibility of aspring/
summer event in its place, maybe
combining it with the postponed
Waimakariri Festival of Colour, is being
‘‘But this would be very dependent on
funding,’’ Karl said.
doorsare locked, essentialwork was
continuing behind the scenes.
‘‘I am pleased with the effortsof
council staff to ensure ourservices are
maintained and the community is
‘‘We arealso focusing on what we
need to do now to support the
community and stimulate the recovery
of the local economy in the future.’’
Senior manager of operationsDave
Clibbery says council staff have
continued to operate water and
To help stop the spread of Covid19
and protect staffatInnovative Waste
Kaikoura, the landfill site has been
temporaryclosed, Mr Clibbery says.
Thereisalimited weekly kerbside
collection of refuseinareasthat
previously received akerbside
collection of recycling.
Arefuse skip collection is being
supplied for fourrural recycling
facilities, including Suburban School
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there were safe measures in placefor
peopleduring the lockdown.
‘‘Thisisatthe likes of camping grounds.
We are just makingsure people
understandand realise their obligations
Meanwhile, Mr Dobbiesays the council
will be discussingaCovid19 rates
remission policy when it meets remotely
today via Zoom.
He saysthe council is concerned about
the impact of the lockdownonratepayers,
who will soon get another rate demand.
Anyonestruggling to pay should get in
touch withthe council. ‘‘Let us work
through thosedifficultieswith you,’’ he
The impact of the Covid19 lockdown
will probably be uneven acrossthe
‘‘Tourismwill be hard hit, but other
sectors maynot be so much.
‘‘There are alot of avenuesofhelp
available to our residents.
“We arealso reminding our residents to
stay hometosave lives.
‘‘Thisdistrict has beenthrough hard
times beforeand together we can do it
discussinghow they can work togetherto
support the region’s recoveryafter the
He says the three Greater Christchurch
on ajoint approachtosupport the wider
Canterbury region,using their
earthquake experiences as aguide.
mayors and we’vebeen talkingwith our
that might lead to, andsome thinking
‘‘It’s tooearly to tell for sure what that
mightlook like, but there’s alot of
similarities to the earthquakes and that
structure worked really well in our
district in supporting the community,
and the wider business community as
well.The blueprint is certainly there and
it’s aboutmakingsure it’s relevant to the
situation we are facing now.’’
Mr Gordon saysthe Canterbury
Mayoral Forumplanstomeet by
conference call on Friday, working
through the Good Friday holidaytokeep
Waimakariri District Councilstaff
have been workingwith health
authorities to establishaCovid19 testing
centre in the Coldstream Rd hockey
Council staff are continuingtowork on
the draft 2020/21 annual plan and have
extendedpublic consultation by aweek
to April 14. Mr Gordon says staff have
been looking to see if there are changes
that can made to defer projects or reduce
spending to keepratesincreases down.
‘‘It’s still verymuch awork in
He says therehas been sometalk in
‘‘local government circles’’ about
extending timeframes beyond the June
30 deadline, for signing off annual plans
due to the Covid19 lockdown.
‘‘My preference is to keep to the
existing timeframe because it givessome
certaintyand we have work to do, getting
on withthe (2021/31) Long Term Plan as
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separately. Please speak to the staff onsite who will
explain where these should be placed for recycling.
The transfer stations are open for essential waste and
recycling only at this time. For further information, visit
the Covid-19 page on www.hurunui.govt.nz or call 03
Amberley Gun Club
All shooting at the club
has been suspended
until future notice,
due to Covid-19. This
decision is in line with the
national body cancelling
all registered shooting
throughout New Zealand.
Please keep safe and well.
M. Smart, President
Ph 0800 453873
TIDY TREES and gardens.
All tree pruning,
felling, hedge trimming and
general gardening. Telephone
Daniel 027 373 7001
GARDEN heges cut to
perfection. Tree & arbor
work. Also spraying. Free
quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or
021 111 4322.
DRY pinecones, no
needles. Pickup 3 mins
from Rangiora, $5 per sack,
purchase 10, receive 11.
Phone 027 649 3451.
Wanted To Rent
WANTED warm home
with log fire to rent in
Rangiora. Your home will
be looked after and rent
always paid. Love
gardening, excellent references.
Ph 020 4051 2580.
03 313 7216
TUITION available primary
and secondary including
NCEA level 3. Math,
Literacy and Science
(NCEA). Each student on
programme. Kip McGrath
Rangiora has been serving
the local community for 30
years. Kip McGrath Education
Centres. Give us acall
or book your free assessment
online 03 313 3638
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.
BRIAN’S Tree Services.
Tree felling, topping,
shaping, firewood cut, rubbish
removed, stump grinding,
Affordable rates. Phone 03
327 5505 or 021 124 4894.
CARPENTER / Painter
specialising in alterations &
renovations, repairs &
maintenance, 35 plus years,
builder. Telephone Trevor
313 5013 or 027 431 1864.
PAINTER, qualified local
professional, Int / Ext,
roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt
Corban 027 846 5035.
Lilybrook Decorators. Now
semiretired looking for
those odd jobs. Phone
Gordon 027 430 2938.
PAINTER & Decorator.
25 + years experience.
Interior /exterior, roofs &
waterblasting. For a free
quote, please ph Steve 03
314 4620 or 027 477 1930.
PAINT & wallpaper
services. Wayne Bryant.
Exterior, interior. Qualified
tradesman. Free quotes. Ph
313 5337 or 027 654 4568
Winter’s coming!!! Time to
service your fire. From $80
+ gst single storey. 0800
SWEEP ME or 021 0277
mobile, fast, friendly, professional
drenching, hoof trimming
etc. Call Shaun 021 204
Sew Good Services. For all
your alterations, repairs,
Phone 327 5535.
METAL WORX. Flashing,
Welding, Custom Trailers,
General Metalwork. No job
too big or too small. Ph 021
265 5428 or 03 314 6908.
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Glenmark Metal Worx.
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.
PAINTER & Decorator.
Semi retired painter. Small
jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945
or 027 693 8360.
• WOF Cars &Trailers
• Vehicle Servicing &
• Tyres &Punctures
• Jump Starts
• Courtesy Car Available
Ph Aaron Rowlands
0272 588 366
13 Stone Eyre Place,
Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm
CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
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POWER TOOLS repairs,
parts &sales for over 30
years. All main brands serviced.
Tools, 31A Watts Road,
Christchurch. Ph389 9230.
Removal and RRR skips.
Wheeliebins 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.
For all your printing
Hoodies, HiVis vests and
polos, Overalls, Caps etc.
Please phone Heather 03
313 0261 or email
SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &
Lifestyle Services. Shearing,
tailing, feet trimming &
health check. Trailer, generator
reliable and honest. Ph 03
312 1214 or 021 267 4025.
Forall your painting &
Local with 30 years
Phone 021 344 023
Specialising in North Canterbury.
Contact Geoff at
Maxwell Valuation. Phone
03 310 8541 or email
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.
ROOFER All roof repairs,
roof painting, water blasting,
repointing, gutter cleans &
snow straps. And More.
Free quotes. Phone Nathan
027 516 6609.
IN YOUR AREA NOW.
Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,
horse, all types of animals.
Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,
30+ years contract fencing.
Steve is available to help with
your design &planning.
Ph office03312 4747
North Canterbury Painters
specialising in decorating for
over 65 at adiscount rate.
Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,
Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.
Robin Driver 03 327 7899
or 027 432 3520 1859949
Pride &Quality Painting
20 yrs exp, fast and friendly
service. For all your painting
needs, phone: Martin 310
6187 or 021 128 9867
Shane and Leanne Frahm
We cankill&process yourstock
FourGenerations of Frahms
Ph 312 4205
NZ Qualified and
Licensed with over
20 years’ experience.
EQ work, Landscaping,
New Kitchens &
for aquote now!
You dump it...
Blair pumps it...
Ph 03 314 9371
A/H 312 4709
Registered Clinical DentalTechncian
Phone (03) 313-9192
38a Ashley Street, Rangiora
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phone (03) 310-3044
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03 313 2840
Discounts for over
65 years old
Fast friendly service
All work guaranteed
Cell 027 366 9091
A/H 03 310 2137
CASH PAID FOR SCRAP
•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm
Machinery•All non Ferrous
Ph (03)338 7000
Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027
Locally owned and operated
For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial
Phone 03 313 7144
027 432 1534
Fax 03 313 2144
PO Box 69, Rangiora
“Specialists in all aspects of plastering
from traditional to modern”
• Stucco finishes
• Exterior and interior • Foundations
• Landscape walls • Insurance work
No job too small,
Ph 021 193 2073
215 Waltham Rd,Sydenham
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