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AThai food fix for lockdown
By SHELLEY TOPP
Thai food has become apopular
diningout and takeaway option
Thai food can be complicated
to create, with complex
However, asimple omelette
(khai jiao) is an easy dish to
start with for home cooks
wanting to expand their
repertoire during the
lockdown, says the owner/chef
of Loburn’s Lemongrass
Restaurant, Sriamorn Reavill.
Sriamorn owns Lemongrass
with her English husband,
Paul, who is an architectural
She learnt to cook at an early
age, growing up with four
siblings and alarge extended
family in Chachoengsao, near
Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.
Her maternal grandmother,
Lom, who still lives in
Thailand, is one of 18 brothers
and sisters and all the children,
bar one who died young,
learned to cook as youngsters.
‘‘With so many people in the
family to provide food for,
everyone had to learn how to
cook,’’ Sriamorn says.
Lom is ‘‘the number one
cook’’ in the family, she says.
‘‘She loves cooking. We all
learnt from her and everyone
was always trying to be better
than everyone else.’’
Lom had asmall restaurant
in her home providing tasty
meals, often made from
vegetables grown in her garden,
for many people in the poor
‘‘She loves cooking for alot of
people all the time,’’ Sriamorn
says. ‘‘Everything she cooked
was beautifully homemade
from scratch. It is awonderful
way for children to learn how to
Dream realised in North Canterbury ... Sriamorn and Paul Reavill are owners of Loburn’s Thai restaurant, Lemongrass.
Although Sriamorn worked as
an optician in Thailand before
coming to New Zealand, her
dream was to establish a
restaurant in her home as her
grandmother had done.
‘‘I wanted people to
experience the same kind of
homecooked Thai food Idid
So when she came to New
Zealand with Paul to live in
2003 they decided to look for a
suitable place to establish a
opened in 2016 but is now
closed during the coronavirus
The restaurant is in the
couple’s family home,
surrounded by hazelnut and
fruit trees on alifestyle block in
Fletcher’s Rd. It has received
rave reviews on Tripadvisor.
‘‘We were lucky to find this
place,’’ Sriamorn says.
Sriamorn has also always
wanted her own children,
Aaron, aged 13, and Chelsey,
aged 11, to grow up learning to
cook as she has done, so she has
made this apriority. Both
children are now good cooks.
‘‘You start with something
simple, like an omelette, and
when they see that they can
cook something as good as mum
their confidence grows,’’ she
says. Sriamorn says she is
always happy to help anyone
wanting advice on how to cook
Thai food and make meals go
further on atight budget.
‘‘We grew up in avery poor
village and learnt to create
something from nothing,’’ she
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By ROBYN BRISTOW
Tourism and rates are high on the
Hurunui District Council’s agenda as it
works toward postCovid19.
Mayor Marie Black says work to help
the recovery of tourism is starting with a
revised marketing plan for Hurunui
Tourism, increasing its spend on
advertising, and targeting markets
throughout New Zealand.
She says it is important the work is
done immediately across the whole
district to rebuild the visitor industry.
‘‘If we leave it too long, someone else
will hop in and utilise and market what
we have. We want to be ready when we
get the go ahead,’’ Mrs Black said after a
council meeting held via Zoom.
Tourism marketing manager Shane
Adcock said in areport to council that
every region will be in the same
challenging situation, and will be
targeting the same markets.
It is unclear what appetite Kiwis will
have to travel, Mr Adcock says,
particularly if there is arecession and a
fear the virus may reemerge.
information about Waikari
The milestone will be
celebrated with aluncheon
at the Waikari Memorial
Hall,with the hospital open
for those who want to walk
through in the morning.
Asubcommittee of the
Hospital, which has
improved the facilities and
provided extra comfort for
patients since1984, are well
underway with plansfor
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‘‘On the other hand, there may well be
pentup demand from spending months
stuck at home, plus credits and refunds
from cancelled international travel to
spend,’’ he says.
He said there is an opportunity to
target people who would otherwise
travel overseas. ‘‘We’re doing work on
understanding that market further.’’
Meanwhile, Mrs Black says the closure
of the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools
and Spa during the lockdown will affect
rates across the district. Profit from the
pools is used in the reserves area. If the
pools can open soon, this impact may be
lessened, she says.
The council is working on several
budget scenarios, and belt tightening is
While azero rate increase does not
appear to be an option, the council is
looking at capping any increase at 3.59
percent. A5%rise had been signalled in
council planning documents.
‘‘It is about striking abalance, showing
empathy, and being in astrong enough
position to trigger and boost our
economy postCovid19,’’ Mrs Black says.
Chance for aThai food fix
From Page 1
Khai jiao (omelette)
Three eggs (whisked to combine);
3tablespoons of canola oil*;
23 teaspoons of soy sauce or fish
Half amediumsized white onion
Method: Breakeggs into amixingbowl
and whisk untilfrothy. Add slicedonion
and soy sauce or fishsauce.**Heat oil in
alargefrying pan until almost at
smoking point. Pour eggs, onions and
sauceinto the pan and watch closely to
prevent burning. Whenthe bottomhalf
begins to brownslightly flip it overto
cook the otherside before serving.
Cooking notes: *Do not use olive oil in
placeofcanola oil as it has alower
heating point and also astronger flavour,
whichwill alter thetaste of the omelette.
**Youcan alsoadd choppedmeat or
vegetables to the omelette (porkmince,
chicken mince, prawns, mushrooms,
spring onions,tomatoes etc) at this time.
Servewith steamed jasminerice and
srirachasauce or any othersauce in the
pantry to your liking. Use the biggest
frying pan available as asmall pan will
turn it into scrambled eggsand does not
offerenoughroom to flip the omelette.
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Lookout to tell its own story
By ROBYN BRISTOW
BalmoralLookout, high above
the Hurunui River, has taken
on anew life.
The lookout, which has sat
atop arocky bluff in the
Hurunui Hillsfor about 75
yearsisbecoming home to
historic information about the
area.For 40 of those years it
played an important part in
protection of the Balmoral
Forest. Formany years,
though, it sat empty,
vandalised and forgotten.
But the HawardenWaikari
the building, arare example of
afire lookout in New Zealand,
whichhold aplace in history
Asmall governance group of
Dave Hislop, Gary McCracken
and Hurunui Mayor Marie
Black, with support from Gavin
Collis and Kingsley Timpson
from the Departmentof
Conservation,have kept the
project ticking along.
Newton has breathed new life
into the lookout. Now aplains
table, identifying the peaks
that can be viewed from it, is
information panels inside the
building,which will tell the
storyofthe lookout, thepeople
who kept the Balmoral forest
safe,and share stories aboutit
The panels have been
developed by JanetBathgate
from Nelson on behalf of the
Department of Conservation,
Mrs Black, who was raised
on the familyfarm that
surroundedthe lookout, says
the project has becomea
Quake book chronicles personal stories
Stories from those affected by the
magnitude7.8 earthquake which struck
North Canterbury in November 2016
are now available in abook.
Collated by history researcher, writer
and documentarymaker Emily
Anderson, with photographs by
Natasha Shearer, Hurunui Seismic
Stories shares 17 personal experiences
of the quake,covering each part of the
district —Waiau, Rotherham, Cheviot,
Mt Lyford, Hanmer Springs, Culverden
and into Amberley.
Emily previously mounted an
Stunning vista ... The view from the historic Balmoral lookout, with the Seaward Kaikouras in the
PHOTO: MARIE BLACK
Amberley Lions alsocomingon
board with adonation for seats,
so peoplecan take abreather
during the 40 minute walkfrom
the Bluff Road up to the
‘‘Once finished,this will
become amuseum collection
of historic information that
relates to forestry assets,
production and the protection
of theseassets over along
period of time,’’she says.
An Aprilopening had been
planned for the completed
project, butthis is on hold due
to the nationwide Covid19
Mrs Black saysthe
governance group is proud of
the project and the protection
of this valuableasset.
‘‘Of course, the viewis
second to noneonarrival.’’
exhibition of stories, interviewing
people in 2017 after the quake, and
sharing them in avisual display taken
to venues throughout the district.
With the backing of the Amuri
Community Arts Council, which
provided the umbrella under which
financial support for the project could
be sought, the quake stories have been
woven into a233page book. Funds from
book sales will help promote arts in the
Already, 120 books from the print run
of 200 have been sold.
Historic site... From left,Deputy Mayor Marie Black, Gary McCracken
(WaikariHawardenLions),GavinCollis (a DepartmentofConservation
ranger)and DaveHislop (Waikari Hawarden Lions), admire the views
from the lookout.
Emily says the book wasacombination
of ajob, and a‘‘labour of love’’.
‘‘Formeitwas really important for
the future to have the Hurunui stories
recorded, particularly as there had
been so much media coverageabout the
impact on the Kaikoura district.
Emily says, depending on interest,
another print run may be made.
Anyone interested in buying abook
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Couple breathe new life into wine barrels
By SHELLEY TOPP
‘‘The Barrelman’’ Darryn Candy has
been busy at his Fernside home during
lockdown completing orders he
received at Wanaka’s A&P show last
Darryn runs his Pure by the
Barrelman family business with his wife
Tania and their daughter Arizona,
creating artwork and wooden products
from old wine barrels.
‘‘Every part of the wine barrels are
upcycled and recycled by us,’’ he says.
‘‘That is why we named our business
Pure by the Barrelman, because there is
zero wastage and each product is unique
and handmade locally in New Zealand.
‘‘You can come to me and we can work
together to create something that is
special to your needs,’’ Darryn says.
The products he makes include lazy
susans, chairs, lamps, tables, foot stools,
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The business began as The Barrelman
in 1999. Back then, the couple sold half
and whole wine and whisky barrels, lazy
susans made from the oak barrels, plus
metal garden art and freerange eggs
from their home in Rangiora and at the
weekly Riccarton market.
The firm has been based in North
Canterbury for more than 20 years and
during that time has had its products
sold in shops all around New Zealand,
including garden centres and
Ballantynes department store in
Most of the barrels Darryn uses are
from France, with some from other
parts of Europe and the United States.
‘‘They are used in New Zealand
wineries for up to five years before
being made redundant for making wine,
and then their new life starts with me
and my saw and hammer and chisel,’’
The couple decided to rebrand as
Pure by The Barrelman and refocus
their business to be more ecofriendly
and sustainable, with an emphasis on
their locally made products.
The business is now aregular fixture
Barrel creations ... Darryn Candy, of Fernside, has established afamily business making
wooden products from recycled wine barrels.
at A&P shows and won the best art and
craft site at the Oxford, Fairlie and
Amberley A&P shows last year.
It is also apopular attraction at the
Ohoka Farmers’ Market on Fridays and
the new North Canterbury Sunday
Market at Rangiora Racecourse.
The couple also recently developed a
new business called Retro Rita, afood
caravan selling Kiwiana food including
coffee, tea, cheese scones, pikelets, lolly
cake, cheese rolls, pies and club
sandwiches at the North Canterbury
However, with all those markets now
closed during the Covid19 lockdown,
business has slowed.
The couple are looking forward to
returning to the shows and markets
when the lockdown ends, but in the
meantime they have decided to promote
their business by offering people the
chance to go in the draw to win afree
Pure by the Barrelman lazy susan,
worth $200, by liking and sharing their
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Customers show support
By SHELLEY TOPP
The ownersand staff at apopular
Rangiora cafe are feelingthe lovefrom
customersmissing them duringthe Covid
‘‘Customers havebeen sending
messagesofsupport, buying vouchersand
generallytelling us how they can’twait to
come back in,’’ saysKarlHorwarth, who
owns FoolsofDesireCafe (F.O.D.) in
Conway Lane with fiance Elisa Leach.
‘‘That customer support makesahuge
difference for the team and makes us more
confident aboutour chances of opening
The last few daysbeforelockdown was a
‘‘crazy’’ timefor staffatthe cafe.
‘‘We holdthousands of dollars worthof
stock, and alot of it can’t be stored, frozen
or keptfor any lengthoftime,’’ Karl says.
‘‘So we put out acall to our amazing
customersand they were fantastic. People
were buying milk, trays of sweets, all our
frozen seafood chowder.Wealso had
friends and familyhelp us out by offering
to store and freeze things we didn’thave
Although the cafe is closed during
lockdown, the fridges and freezers have to
be checked daily to ensure everything is
‘‘It is very strangebeinginanempty
cafe,’’ Karl says. ‘‘Weare really looking
forward to reopeningwhenever that will
be. The wholeteam will tell you that they
really miss each other, the customersand
the buzz we normallyhave everyday at the
The Government’s Covid19 wage
subsidy schemehas been a‘‘lifesaver’’ for
‘‘We found it quick and easytoaccess
and received the grant within afew days of
applying,’’ Karlsays.‘‘Without it we would
have had to make staff redundant.’’
The F.O.D.team is keepingbusy during
lockdown doingtraining courses online in
food hygiene, alcohol management and
hospitality, while amentor is due to speak
Lockdown ... Elisa Leach, coowner of Rangiora’s Fools of Desire Cafe, about to leave the
cafe after closing for the last time before the Covid19 lockdown.
with staff during the nextfew weeks.
Head chefMelissa Dealy is working
online withher teamtodevelop new
In addition, the managementteam is in
regularcontact to discuss strategy and
Customers wanting to purchase agift
vouchertosupport F.O.D., ‘‘or any of their
favourite cafes’’, can do so via the website
F.O.D. giftvouchers can also be
purchased at foolsofdesire.co.nz.
‘‘Buyingagift voucher will allow us to
get ahead start once we open and giveus
some revenuetobuy stock. However, we
are aware that manypeopleare suffering,
so as much as we lovethe support we only
want peopletopurchase vouchersifthey
can afford it.’’
North Canterbury News, April 16, 2020
By ROBYN BRISTOW
An offduty officer in Cheviot has taken a
wanted offender off the streets thanksto
tips from locals.
The officer, who was on his dayoff,
started receiving callsfrom locals who
saw the driver of ablack ute acting
suspiciously in the township.They had
information to suggest theute might have
been involved in recent local burglaries.
The officer found the vehicle, which
had been reported stolen, that evening
near the intersection of Nonoti and
Apursuitbegan,and the vehiclewas
tracked out towards Gore Bay, where
The vehicle was found10minutes later
having been abandonedonGore Bay
Road.Adog unit tracked the offender,
who was arrested.
A28yearold man hasappearedin
Christchurch DistrictCourt on several
charges,including failing to stop, driving
whiledisqualified and dangerous
driving, as wellasdishonesty offences,
He is next due to appear on April20.
Canterbury RuralArea Commander,
Inspector Peter Cooper, commended the
localofficer, saying they had aspecial
relationship withtheir communities.
‘‘They’re usually wellknown and
relied on, and we know theyoften go
aboveand beyond even on days off to
make sure their communityissafe and
‘‘Butthat relationship goes two ways,
and we are truly appreciative of the local
people who saw something they knew
wasn’t right, and made sure they let us
know,’’ Inspector Coopersays.
‘‘Stories like this demonstrate the
powerofusall working together to hold
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Enterprise North Canterbury
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Her appointment was made
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working with Kaikoura
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In the Electoratewith
Authorised by MattDoocey,Level1ConwayLane,188 High Street,Rangiora.
Efforts of essential
I’ve been greatly moved by the
individual stories of how our community
is being impacted by Covid19.
Since the country moved into
lockdown Ihave been workingalongside
anumberofour residents, families,
community groups and businesses to
support them during this challenging
If Ican help you, please do get in touch
on (03) 327 0514 or (03) 310 7468, or email
In adifficult time like this it’s
important to me to be as accessible as
possible to help. My teamand Iare
working virtually from home—we’re set
up ready to respond andconnectwith
you by phoneoremail.
Ihave alsobeenhumbled by the
commitment to supporting our
community from our essential workers,
our resthome workers, our farmers, our
supermarket checkout operators, our
medical professionals and our
emergency responders, to nameafew.
Thank you for everything you continue
to do to keep ourcommunity safe and
That’s why when local health
professionals reached out to me in
desperation after staff were being
abused by frustrated patients while their
hands were tied waiting on supplies of
flu vaccines and Covid19 tests, Iwas
happy to help.
After Ipublished their openletter,
local GP practices have had their
cancelled flu vaccine backorders
reinstated and, in many cases, delivered,
and alocal Covid19 Community Based
Food and beverage
producers in the
and Kaikoura districts
are being invited to
register theirbusiness on
anew North Canterbury
Food and Beverage
Directory to help connect
the community withlocal
Initially the directory
will be published on the
Canterbury website, and
will start with promoting
operational during the
producers and some
businesseswill be invited
to list, such as cafes and
Laterinthe year, the
transferred to anew
and Beverage website
that will feature business
profiles, stories, and an
To register on the Food
and Beverage directory
go to form.jotform.com/
Assessment Centre (CBAC)has opened
in Waimakariri for testing of residents.
More importantly, local health
professionals have reported thatthe
occurrences of abuse and harassment
that they were experiencing from
patients who were frustrated with not
being able to access either aflu vaccine
or Covid19 test due to alack of
availability, has greatlyreduced.
Last week, Iwrote to Minister Phil
Twyford to seek an urgent review of the
decision to closesome local food
produce shops in Waimakariri.
Ihave been contacted by several local
residents andbusinesses who are
concerned their local food produce shop
has been forced to close, suchasVege’n
Out in Woodend.
While Iaccept thereneeds to be some
closing of foodproduce shops for public
health and safety, what is not acceptable
is the closing of the only food produce
shop in atown, forcing residents to drive
to another town in search of food.
Since advocating for this review,I
have beeninformed that several of our
local food produce shops have now been
given the green light to openina
contactless and safe environment.
Nextweek is ANZAC Day and with
services across the country cancelled,
I’m backing the RSA’s call to
Instead of gettinguptoattend
Kaiapoi’s dawn service as we normally
would, we can go downtoour gate and
stand andobserve one minute’s silence
We will remember them.
Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor
Lockdown was abold
call, but the right one
We arenow three weeksonfromthe start
of the lockdown. Ihopethat you,your
familyand allinyourbubbleare OK.
It has beenachallenging time as we
haveall learnttoadjust.Wewill all
tidiestgarages,and befitter as aresult of
gettingout for exercise.
Imissed seeingfamilymembers with
Easter just gone. Itwasabold decision to
takeourcountryinto lockdown. It has
been theright decision when we see how
other countries have handled the virus
and thenumber of casesand deaths.
The business of the council has
continued,withall staff transitioningto
Wehave become accustomed tousing
technologies such as video conferencing
and theuse of Zoom.Ispendalot of time
on Zoom calls.Ihaveadailymeetingwith
councilmanagementwho have held
meetings with theirteamsand fed any
Ialso have callswithratepayers and
weekly calls withcouncillors, Canterbury
Keeping connected through thisperiod
hasbeen important, as has beenhelping
people with theirissues and connecting
people with the rightservice.
Weare here to help and Iwelcome
contact fromanyone who needs help.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The useoftechnology has taught us we
can be more efficientwithour use of time
andI’m surethat the useoftechnology
We understand that people are feeling
uncertainaboutthe future,and the next
ratesinstalmentisdue out soon.
Wewantyou to knowthat thereare
several ways thatwecan helpyou,
Pleaseget in touch by emailon
965468 so we canworkout asolution that
works for you.
We can’t do anything about the current
rates amount asthey areset, butwecan
changenextyear’sand future rates.
As mayor andcouncillors, we have
asked staff to reviewbudgets.
This week we are holding aworkshop
to lookacross the boardwheresavings
Followingthis, we will be in aposition
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The councilhas supportedthe
Canterbury District Health Board and
local GPs in supplying theHockey
Pavilion at Coldstream Road for aCovid
19 CommunityBasedAssessment Centre
(CBAC) for the testing of residents.
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to supportour community.
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Together, united, we willbeatthisvirus.
Find family and friends in museum collection
Cantabrians withaninterest in
family historyare being called on
to help CanterburyMuseum
The museum wants to identify
people and placesinthousands of
photography studio, Standish and
Aproject to digitise and
cataloguethe imageshas been
underway since 2019.
The first batch of about32,000
photos has just been uploaded to
the Collections Onlinearea of the
museum’s website. Here, people
FrankStandish and Alfred
Preece founded the studio in
Christchurch in 1885.While their
partnership lasted only five years,
the business operated until 2011,
closing down after the
Its photographers captured a
multitudeoffaces and the social
history of Christchurch for more
than 126 years.Many of the
photographs are individual or
family portraits but they also
include school groups, sports
teams, weddings and corporate
demographics and eventhe
growth and development of
heritage can be seen across the
decades.Thereare racy images
(whichmay not makeitonline),
cute images and the downright
Standish and Preece gave their
to the 1960s —about36,000
images —tothe museum in 1992.
dating from 1960 until the studio’s
closurein2011 weredonated to
the museum in 2017 by John
Hunter,the lastowner of the
Three fulltime staffmembers
began scanning and cataloguing
the negativesin2019. The threeyear
projecthas been funded by
the Lottery GrantsBoardand
honorary museum curatorRose
Reynolds. The collection of 75,000
images willbeuploaded to
Collections Online in batches
Many images came with a
recordofthe name of the group,
organisationorfamily, but not the
individuals in the image. The
museum hopes the public will be
able to supplymore details.
Special projects curatorDan
Stirland,who is managing the
undertaking,says any extra
information will make the
‘‘We’d really like people to
browse through the images,
hopefully see some faces they
Canterbury history online ... One of the many thousands of images
awaiting names and details.
recognise and supply the
Museum withnamesand stories
via the Collections Online
commentsbox,’’ he says.
In thefuture, thisinformation
couldbeused to help peoplefind
photos of relativesand be useful
to familyand socialhistory
Humanhistory curator Dr Jill
Haleysaysthe collection is a
through the decades.
There are somequirkyimages,
like portraits of people’spets.
‘‘We’dlove to know more about
any and all of them —even the
names of the pets!’’
The collection is online at:
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8 North Canterbury News, April 16, 2020
Home schooling part of the New Normal
Like many parents around the region, reporterDavid Hill
has found himselfinthe unfamiliar role of “home-school
dad” during the Covid-19 lockdown.
It’s 8am. Instead of jumping in
the car and driving to Rangiora,
lessonsbeforetackling my day
It’s all part of my new, and
hopefully temporary, career as
astayathome reporter and a
But life as ahomeschool dad
is no walk in the park, especially
when you have a10yearold
who is keentolearn, but also
wants to spend most of his time
playingonhis computer. No
His teacher assigned him a
few “speedmaths” exercises, a
couple of readingreports and a
whakapapa or family tree
On day one he completed his
whakapapa project, by day two
he had completedtwo reading
reportsand as for speedy maths,
Iamguessing they are referring
to lightning speed.
He wroteinhis onlinediary to
his teacher that evening:“home
school is much more funner
than real school”.
But then the next day he
informed me Iwasn't avery
good homeschool dad, as I
didn’t givehim enough
activities. Nothing likeabit of a
And so began his virtual field
trips. Over the next few dayshe
visitedthe Smithsonian Natural
HistoryMuseum in Washington
DC, learned aboutancient Egypt
at the Ontario Museum in
Canada,and then popped into
Paris for alook.
Then it was announced the
school holidays had been
Monday,March 30, instead of at
week reprieve. No such luck.
‘‘Dad, can Ikeep doing my
Oh, well, morevirtual field
trips. Icontacted my cousin in
Wales –‘‘yes, he definitely
needs to visit Wales for his
There are lots of little clips
with basic facts about Wales and
Welsh history on youtube and
then Ifound these short “Aday
in the life of a10yearold”clips
on the BBC website: Aday in the
life of a10yearold Norman, in
AncientBritain, in Roman
Britain,and A10yearold World
And then there are some
activitiesfrom the days long
before computers and
electronic devices, Victorian
games and the BBC website.
Thereisplenty more where
that came from,space resources
from Nasa, space videos from
the Hayden Planetarium in New
activities from the United
Ready to learn
10, gets ready
for his daily
PHOTO: DAVID HILL
“the greatindoors” from the UK
Scoutsand that is just the
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Marina steps up to boost the skills of Year 13 girls
North Canterbury businesses face big challenges amid the evolving Covid-19 situation. Each week, we’ll profile
alocal business which is thinking outside the box to adapt to anew reality. Gina McKenzie reports.
Whilemany businesses have pressed
pauseonnew projects, Waiaubased
coachMarinaShearer accelerated the
launch of her initiativeThrive13 forward
amonth to help Year 13 girls during
The coaching programmeaims to boost
the confidenceofYear 13 females during
theirfinal year of highschool,while
equipping them withthe skills to
navigatefuture study and career paths.
Topics are explored with Marina
acting as afacilitatorand mentor, and
participants also discuss the topics
Due to the Covid19 situation,Marinais
providingthe first four monthsofthe
programme for no chargetoreach as
many young peopleaspossible.
“It feltright to launchearlierthan
planned because it’sanunsettlingtime
and Iwant to helpasmany Year 13 girls
as possible while they are making
decisions abouttheir futurelives during
theirfinal year.There’s no chargefrom
now until at least July31tomake the
service available to as many girls
throughoutNew Zealand as possible.”
The idea for Thrive13 has beena
passion of Marina’sfor many years after
apersonalchallenge she experienced
during her own university study.
“I endedupchanging degrees and
universitiesand the experience made me
realise how vulnerableIwas to outside
influences. Looking back,Iwould have
done things differently if Ihad more
personal confidence. I’d like to thinkI’m
helping to send girls offwith moretools
in theirtoolboxtosucceed at whatever
Twentyfour girls from across New
Zealand signed up by the launch date.
“Withthe hugeamount of pressure
facing youngpeople today it’s vital that
they have the skills to succeed in the real
world and Iwouldlove all girlstohave
access to this kind of support.”
Marina is workingonhow the
programme canbeavailable to more
girls, but for now herfocus is supporting
those who havesigned up during their
isolation period andencouraging them
withhabit formation,positive psychology
and afocus on gratitude.
Marina’sadvice to fellow business
owners is to make the mostofthe
“Don’t miss thisopportunity to dive
deepinto yourbusiness andsee what’s
working and what needs adding or
removingfrom your business model.’’
Marina seeks feedback from women
tertiary study and have some work
experience. This will provide reallife
examplesfor Thrive13 participants. To
learn more, visit thrivethirteen.com.
New programme ... Waiau coach Marina
Shearer aims to empower Year 13 girls.
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untilyou feel worse. Our health systemisopen and running and
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10 North Canterbury News, April 16, 2020
Online orders skyrocket under lockdown
By DAVID HILL
Farmers’ markets have
closed, but business is
boomingfor one popular
homedelivery service has
‘‘gone through theroof’’
since the Covid19
lastmonth, owner Cam
“Ourbusiness got turned
upside down. We can’t sell
markets at themoment
classified as essential, but
we are incredibly fortunate
thatwewere already doing
Cam admits there were a
few nervous days after the
as it was unclear what
tradingwould be allowed.
“We drop and go, so it’s
contactless. We justleave it
on the doorstep and
so nothing had to change.
Loading up ... The team at Grown, of Sefton, are busy
packing boxes of vegetables for home deliveries.
“We were pretty nervous
for awhile, so we were
pretty relievedwhen the
confirmation from MBIE
(the Ministry of Business,
Innovation and Employment)came
Before the lockdown,
Grownwas supplying 60
boxesaweek, but that has
regulations to meet in the
face masks andgloves
when handling food and
ensuring the shed is clean
Cam realises how lucky
he is, withother growers
and producers who sellat
farmer’smarkets, or supply
to independent produce
shops, restaurants, cafes
and takeaway outlets, having
to compost their crop.
Zealand estimates 30
percent of fresh produce
goes to independents,
includingshops such as
Vege’n Out in Woodend
and farmers’ markets,
off the supermarkets”, Cam
provide more certainty
with income, it creates
more stress and
Fresh produce ... Fruit and vegetables set to go out.
administration than the
The Grown teamused to
pack the boxes on
begins on Monday.
markets you takewhat is
readyand if you sellout,
then you sell out.”
To ensureboxes are
filled to order, he calls on
the help of localgrower
Assembly line ... Boxes are systematically packed.
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By DAVID HILL
Oxford AreaSchool's future farmers have
shownthey have theknowledge to
JontyGlassford and twin sisters Ellaand
CharlizeSmith have won the New Zealand
contest,after it moved to an online
competition, following the cancellation of
mass gatheringslast month.
Teacher Jodi Glassford, who is also
Jonty's mum, saysthe threewere thrilled
to win the contest at their thirdattempt.
“These three havebeen ateam for the
last three years. That'sthe nicething about
it. The teams start young and stay as ateam
and, when they get to Year 8, they havea
real shot at making the nationals.
‘‘They know the ropes and they're just
that littlebit older.”
She saysthe team, known as Future
Farmers, arealittle disappointedthey
Future farmers ... Oxford Area School'sFutureFarmers teamof12yearolds,Ella Smith, left,
JontyGlassfordand Charlize Smithhave taken out the New Zealand YoungFarmers'Tasman
region agrikids competition, heldonlinerecently.The trioare pictured duringlast year's contest.
will not get to test their practical skills this
year, as thenational final will also be
Allthreeare from dairy farms.
“Itevens the teams out havingboth the
practical and thetheory, but it's justgood
that they are still abletoparticipateina
climatewhere so many thingsare being
cancelled,” Jodi says.
Thecompetitors all loggedin
individually at the same time,at12.30pm
on Friday, March27, to answermultiple
“It was so quick, therewas no time to
Google the answers.
‘‘Butitwas good and there wereafew
that made you think.”
Jodi says all three scored 62 pointsand
gained the top three individual scores.
North Canterbury News, April 16, 2020
Dairy event put
on ice for year
The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE)
has been postponed until 2021.
The event was to have been held at
the Lincoln Events Centre from June
23 to 24.
SIDE governance group chairman
Terry Kilday says the organisers are
“While we are disappointed that
SIDE 2020 will not take place, we
support the decisions made by the New
Zealand Government in the interests of
the safety of all New Zealanders,” he
“SIDE wishes to acknowledge the
exceptional work the events
committee, sponsors and speakers
have completed up until this point, and
we will work with each individually to
ensure astronger SIDE 2021.”
Mr Kilday says those who have
already registered will have their fees
refunded, while those who have been
invoiced are asked to hold off payment
until next year.
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GD RURAL SKILLS
The art of setting up forests to succeed
GD Rural Skills are silviculture
contractors based in Balclutha
who service the South Island
and specialise in forest
establishment, which includes
planting, spraying, pruning and
Grant and Davina Robson
started their company more
than 10 years ago,
predominantly in the health
and safety industry. Both were
involved in the tertiary training
Healthy ... GD Rural Skills'
silviculture expertise ensures
plantings are well established and
maintained to maximise growth
Grant was contracted to
universities and industry
training organisations to
deliver forestry and
Davina worked for various
polytechnics in academic
Grant had always been apart
of his father’s silviculture
business and, with the decline
in funding for tertiary training
in the forestry and agriculture
sector in the past five years, he
took the opportunity to
purchase his father’s business.
Grant planted his first tree at
the age of 16 and has worked in
other crews ranging from
Southland to Gisborne.
After afew years, Grant
wanted achange and anew
challenge. He took abreak from
silviculture for abit and tried
his hand at logging.
He did afiveyear stint in
logging, working for alocal
crew and gaining alot of skills
However, with ayoung family
in tow and his dad needing a
hand with his crew, he soon
realised that his passion was
silviculture and returned.
He acknowledges that
silviculture is not an easy job
and it definitely keeps you fit.
It’s ajob where you have to be
motivated to work in all
terrains and in all types of
‘‘We are lucky we have agreat
team, which is committed to
providing quality work,’’ he
requires careful planning and
management —doing the job
right the first time to ensure the
client’s trees grow to their full
potential and to maximise the
return at the time of harvest.’’
GD Rural Skills has seven
fulltime staff and expands its
crew to 20 in planting season.
‘‘We cover afair amount of
the South Island and it has
taken us to some pretty amazing
places,’’ Grant says.
The spotlight has been on
forestry for health and safety,
and with Grant’s background he
brings awealth of knowledge
and experience to his team.
‘‘Our fully trained crew pride
themselves on good
workmanship and we have a
good health and safety culture
within our crew.’’
With the Government’s One
Billion Trees project and the
Emissions Trading Scheme, the
silviculture industry is looking
All those planted trees will
have to be pruned and thinned
in the next 10 years to maintain
tree health and to maximise
tree growth, ‘‘which is great to
keep our industry moving
forward’’, Grant says.
In his blood ... Grant Robson has always had apassion for silviculture.
COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD APRIL 16 2020
Waimakariri District Council
Plans for Recovery
We hope that you all had arelaxing and peaceful Easter weekend with your
bubble. As we move forward through the lockdown the Council is looking at
how itcan best support the community from response and into recovery.
Enterprise North Canterbury, the economic
development agency for North Canterbury,
have arange of ways they can support local
businesses. From resources that can help
businesses understand their obligations under
different alert levels to one-on-one assessments
to help understand your immediate and short
term needs. Find out more about the range
of business support at northcanterbury.co.nz/
covid-19/ or email email@example.com
Ratesletters will be delivered tohomes over the
next week or two. Please get in touch withour
team if you are concerned about this instalment.
There are arange of different options we can
look at to help including deferral of payments
–contactthe Rates Team on 0800 965 468 or
The Council will meet this week to explore changes
relating to the Dra Annual Plan 2020/21 and
the impact this will have onfuture rates.
This will then be considered formally at the next
Council meeting inlate April which includes
hearing feedback from the community. It’s
important to ensure that we maintain high
quality services across the District while
considering the best interests of our residents
and businesses as we recover.
We are here to help. You can contact us
in anumber of ways:
• Rangiora Service Centre
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0800 965 468
• Orsearch for us on facebook
• Try our online options waimakariri.govt.nz/
• Snap Send Solve App.
Our Welfare Team have been relatively quiet
which is heartening to hear and lets us know
that our community are doing what they do
best -taking care of each other. This team will
continue providing support to local agencies and
those in need. If you know ofanyone who may
benefit from some extra support with groceries,
getting medicines, or accessing support services
please call 0800 24 24 11. Remember that
seeking help shows strength.
Finally, wehave been hearing from our Police
colleagues that while most of us are following the
Alert Level 4rules, some peoplehaven’t been. Even
if part of your routine was to drive tothe river or
the beach towalk the dog ormeet upwith friends
-don’t do it. Stay in your neighbourhood.
Please stay home, follow the rules, be kind
and take care of each other.
Council will meet via video conference
(Zoom) on Tuesday 21April at1pm.
The meeting will be live streamed via our
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Locally there are people who can help:
• Presbyterian Support 03 313 8588
• Age Concern Canterbury 0800 80 33 44.
Local food banks:
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14 North Canterbury News, April 16, 2020
Committee helps the vulnerable
By ROBYN BRISTOW
Asmall group of NorthCanterbury
residents are reaching out to the elderly
and vulnerable in their community during
Regulartelephone calls, grocery
vouchers and help with payingfor
firewood are some of the comforts being
provided for Waiau,Rotherham and
Culverden’s elderly,people living alone,
solo parents and the vulnerable.
It is thankstothe efforts of asevenmember
Committee, and the experience gained
from the recovery of those communities
afterthe November 2016 quake.
Emma Duncan, who heads the
committee, saysher experience as part of
the HurunuiDistrictCouncil’s recovery
team after the 2016 earthquake, prompted
her to gatherupcommittee members in
the Waiau, Rotherham andCulverden
areasbefore thelockdown kickedin. Alist
of people to contact was formulated.
‘‘I hadsome experience aboutwhat a
disaster looked like, and knewwhile there
were many peopleinisolation using
devices, social media and Facebook to stay
in touch, therewere manyelderly people
who had no connection to thesetypes of
‘‘Theirforum is alandline,’’ she says.
Emma says it is not justthe elderly
feelinganxiousand uncertain. There are
solo parents,people livingalone and
people with health issues.
Before lockdown, she gathered the
group of empathetic, caringand willing
women together,and work began.
The group has also gained funding to
help those caught short withnofirewood,
or who are struggling with the grocery and
It is alsoexpecting that, whenpower
bills arrive in letterboxes, especially with
everyone home using devices and heaters,
there willbesome who will need help to
Emma says the Amuri CommunityTrust
is supporting the committee, and funding
from theMinistry of Society Development
and Te Puni Kokirihas enabled the
committee to ensure those needing help,
can get it.
‘‘Theresponse has beenreally good and
the supportwehave been abletogive has
been reallybeneficial,’’ she says.
‘‘It is all trial and error. Whatisneeded
may increaseand we are now considering
what things might looklike at Level 3, and
what sortofservice that we might try to
‘‘There are alot of unknowns,but at the
moment we seemtobeeffective,’’ Emma
Aboutsix loads of wood had been
delivered, and grocery vouchers had been
givenout to strugglingfamilies.
‘‘Thesupporthas been really
appreciated and it has helped everyone
remain positive in these trying
To registerwith the committee, call
Emma on (027) 510 6353 or email
ensure people are connectedwithone of
the group members immediately.
Budgeting service works through lockdown
By DAVID HILL
advisory service hopestohave
“a doublecelebration” once
coronavirus is defeated.
Canterbury Inc (BSNC) was
preparing to celebrate its 40th
birthday thismonth. While
festivitiesare on hold,its
financial mentors are still
Sharon Grant says.
“We are planning agreat
event which will celebrate
knocking the virus on its head,
as well as our 40th. Adouble
chairwoman Leone Evanssays
the Rangiorabased Citizen's
identified aneed for
Rangiora areainAugust, 1979.
In Aprilof1980 the Rangiora
Home Budgetingand Advisory
Service was established.
It changed its name to
Budgeting Services North
Canterbury Inc in November,
Since 1980,the group has
helped more than 3300
familiesand individuals with
their budgeting needs.
“Wenow workwith between
220and 250 families and
individuals per year.”
Over theyears, 105
volunteer budget advisers,
now known as financial
mentors,have worked with the
service. Today, there are three
paidfinancial mentors, five
volunteers and threetrainees.
The service is continuing to
operatethrough the lockdown,
withmentors using phones,
texting, email and Skype.
To contact the service,
phone (03) 313 3503orgoto
bsnc.org.nz.For urgent help,
helplineon0800 345 123.
Cheviot Area School Board of Trustees
Casual Vacancy for an elected trustee
Acasual vacancy has occurred on the board of
trustees for an elected parent representative.
The board has resolved under section 105 ofthe
Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.
If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school
roll ask the board, within28daysofthis notice being
published, to hold aby-election to fill the vacancy,
then aby-election willbeheld.
Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to
hold aby-election should writeby7May2020.
c/oBoard of Trustees Secretary
or Post to: Chairperson
c/o Board of Trustees SecretaryCheviot Area School
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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.
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