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Personal touches for Anzac Day
By ROBYN BRISTOW and SHELLEY TOPP
Covid19 protocols will not stop
Amberley RSA president James
Drewery and his extended family from
marking Anzac Day.
Mr Drewery and his family will gather
in their garden for a6am Dawn Service
Taking centrestage will be aflag pole,
with aplaque at its foot etched with: ‘‘In
remembrance of those who gave their
tomorrows, so we have our todays. The
debt is timeless.’’
He will be joined by his daughter
Juliet van den Heuval, his soninlaw
John, and grandchildren Noah, aged 11,
and Mila, 6.
John, who is an ex regular soldier and
amember of the RSA, will be flag
marshal, and the children will lay
wreaths they have made at the foot of the
flag pole, while acandle burns in the
shelter of abottle.
Recordings of the Last Post and
Reveille will ring out as dawn breaks
across North Canterbury.
‘‘We decided to have our own thing in
our bubble, and it may perhaps trigger
other smaller gatherings,’’ Mr Drewery
He says Broomfield School children
are making their own wreaths also, with
many of them planning to lay them in
remembrance of the fallen at their
Further inland, aNorth Canterbury
essential services worker is also
planning an alternative
Okuku’s Theresa Rosanowski, a
Rangiora Health Hub midwife, plans to
erect lifesized, black wooden
silhouettes of World War 1soldiers on
Birch Hill Rd near the Okuku River
bridge this week.
The silhouettes were made for free
last year by Rangiora’s Brent Johnson
Joinery for the Rangiora Pony Club’s
Anzac Day jump at the club’s oneday
event in June.
Family commemoration ... John and Juliet
den Heuval work with their children, Noah and
Mila,onwreathsthey will lay at dawnattheir
home family service.
Theresa has also obtained colouringin
templates from New Zealand’s
National Army Museum which can be
downloaded from the Rangiora Pony
Club’s Facebook page, or the North
Canterbury News website.
Theresa hopes children and adults
will mark Anzac Day by using the
templates to create colourful images for
display in the windows of their homes
More Anzac Day stories, page 2and 3.
animals’ war service
pony Winston with
purple poppies worn to
remember the gallantry
of animals that served
during World War 1,
and other memorabilia
that will be part of a
personal Anzac Day
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Honouring our freedom fighters
By DAVID HILL
Anzac Day is this Saturday,
but with mass gatherings
banned in the fight against
Covid19, public services
have been cancelled.
Rangiora New Life School
deputy head student Ethan
Dawson was due to give this
year's address at Rangiora's
Anzac Day service.
This what he has to say:
Anzac Day is more than
just acommemoration of
those brave soldiers who
landed at Anzac Cove at
Gallipoli in 1915.
Anzac Day is a
commemoration of the
Australian and New
Zealand armed forces who
have fallen throughout all
Anzac Day serves as an
eternal reminder that
freedom has aprice. Aprice
paid in bloodshed. The
bloodshed by the men and
women who served and
sacrificed themselves over
100 years ago, and in the
battles and wars since.
The First World War
caused total devastation to
the New Zealand
population, with over 18,000
New Zealanders paying the
ultimate price for our
freedom. No family was left
untouched by the brutal
reality of war then and
Iwould like to focus on the
sacrifice those soldiers
made over 100 years ago.
At the beginning of the
First World War, New
Zealand was littleknown.
But from the countless
stories of our courage and
resilience on the battlefield
we became world famous
and known even to this day
for that famous cando
Those soldiers who gave
their lives gained New
Zealand the worldwide
respect we have today.
This courage is what
forged our freedom and
happiness. Had the British
Empire not triumphed, our
world today would be vastly
As Thucydides, an
Athenian historian and
general, said: “The secret of
happiness is freedom and
the secret of freedom is
There is no secret to
courage. It is the act of
acting without fear, to stand
against fear and triumph,
Speech writer ... Rangiora
New Life School deputyhead
student Ethan Dawson was due
to deliver the addressatthis
year's Anzac Day serviceatthe
which is exactly what the
troops at Anzac Cove did.
Today, we can learn
something from the
resilience of the soldiers
who were in the trenches at
Gallipoli. With disease,
cramped trenches, stenches,
constant noise from artillery
fire. Not to mention seeing
comrades and friends die
The constant mental and
physical stresses are
unimaginable. The sheer
resilience of the soldiers
back then is something I
In the wake of the Covid
19 pandemic we all need to
be resilient. By accepting
the rules of the lockdown,
we have significantly
decreased the rate of
infection and saved many
Yes, we have to stay in our
homes and not see friends
and family, but it is for the
greater good of not just our
country but humanity.
Just as those soldiers
sacrificed themselves in war
for the greater good, we
must also do our part today
for the greater good in
Lest we forget the
sacrifice made by those
soldiers over 100 years ago.
We will remember them.
We will remember them at
home this year, not at the
cenotaph. This year we will
remember them while
safeguarding the lives of our
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Anew way of marking Anzac Day
By DAVID HILL
Ian Thompson expects Anzac Day to be justas
“fullon” as normal,even though there are no
The Rangiora RSA president was due to lead
his 9th annual Anzac Day service at the
Rangiora Cenotaph and says he hasbeen busy
fieldingcalls about Covid19 restrictions.
“There willbespontaneous things
happening andinRangiora it will be alittle bit
differenttowhat we'vedone before.
“People have been asking whatthey should
do to remember and I'vebeen suggesting that
they can standatthe end of the driveway at
dawn for two minutes’ silence. Iunderstand
there's afew streets alreadyplanning to do that
Mr Thompsonsays local RSA presidentsare
understrict instructionsnot to do anything
whichcould create agathering.
Rangiora New LifeSchool's head students
have prepared aspeech ahead of Anzac Day,
whileRangiora High School'shead students
are makingaspecialAnzac Day video.
Mr Thompsonwas born in Australia in 1939,
the yearWorld War 2broke out. His father
served in the Australian7th Division in the
Middle Eastand theninNew Guinea.
He moved to Auckland in 1960 and later
settled in Rangiora in the late1970s with his
wife,Sharon, originallyfrom Christchurch.
He established I.R. Thompson&Associates,
whichisbasedinChristchurch and specialises
in employment law.
In 1981hejoined the Christchurch RSA in
memory of his father's war service, later
transferring to the Rangiora RSA.
Rangiora RSA executive 16 years ago. He was
electedvicepresident in 2012 and was thrust
into leadingthat year'sAnzac Day service due
to theillhealth of then president Dennis
He is normally involvedinsix Anzac services,
at Ohoka, Sefton, Woodend, the Rangiora High
School “wall of remembrance” service, ashort
gathering at the Rangiora Veterans' Cemetery
and then the maineventatthe Rangiora
The Rangiora RSA alsosupports the Oxford
and Amberley subbranches.
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Concerned for thewelfare of
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MrDrewerysays funds to
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limited as Poppy Dayhas been
postponed because of the
While it may be heldbefore
November 11, when Armistice
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held, the page willhopefully
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Five projects promoted by council
By DAVID HILL
The Waimakariri District Council is
promotingfive projects, including the
Woodend Bypass, as the government seeks
infrastructure projects to kickstart the
economy afterthe Covid19 lockdown.
The projects, which includethe
Skewbridge Rd bridgeupgrade, Kaiapoi
stormwater and flood protection, drinking
waterinfrastructure and the Wheels to
Waipara cycleway, have the full backing of
the Greater Christchurch Partnershipand
the Canterbury MayoralForum, Mayor
Dan Gordon says.
‘‘TheWaimakariri DistrictCouncil is
working with neighbouring councils on an
overall recoveryplan that takes both an
economic and social recovery point of
view.Ultimately, thatplan will aimtosee
the wider Canterburyregion thriving and
The government has set aside $12 billion
for infrastructure projects aroundthe
country, with afurther $800 million from
the ProvincialGrowthFund. It has invited
local councils to put forward proposals.
‘‘As local councils we are the perfect
body to partner with because we knowour
communities and the projects that can
supportgrowth in our local areas,'' Mr
Gordon says. ‘‘For us, the WoodendBypass
is apriority forthe known safetyconcerns
and it has been on our books for along
time, and the Skew bridgeishigh on the
While tourism is likely to be on the
backburner, withthe border likely to
remain closedtointernationalvisitors for
some time, Mr Gordon saysnow is the
ideal timetoadvance the Wheelsto
Waiparacycle and walkwayproject.
‘‘Enterprise NorthCanterbury has done
the homework and has identified
that the projectgives clearbenefits for
the local communityand for the tourism
The project crosses the Christchurch,
Waimakariri and Hurunui districts,
offering wide regional benefits, he says.
Mr Gordon saysthe council has been
fieldingcalls askingfor no rates increase,
whileothers are askingthe council ‘‘to
invest to assist economic recovery’’..
‘‘In my view we need to play arole in
helping to get our local economyrunning
again, whichultimately results in more
localpeople in local jobs.
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Atraditional Anzac Day
competition for threelocal
NorthCanterbury schools will
year because of the Covid19
The Amberley Lions Club is
inviting pupilsfrom Amberley,
schools to use their online
competition that it has runfor
Club presidentelect Pam
Harveysays the presentation
can be about the wartime
or even an extended family
need to be just in acombat
role. It couldbeinawar
support role, or even
experiencesofbeing at home
duringwartime,’’ Pam says.
She says there are plentyof
online resources to draw from,
and children’s families may
have warstories to tell.
The presentation can be
written, with illustrations, or
includeaslide show of photos,
an audio or video clip, or
Pam says the onlyrules are
to be creative and havefun.
She says teachersmay wantto
use the contest as aproject.
Principals of all three
schoolsare keen for pupils to
Entriesare open now,and
close on April 24. However,
thisisnot binding, as there
willnot be aprize giving
ceremony because the annual
Anzac Dayservice in
Amberley has been cancelled
due to the lockdown.
Email entries to
studentscan give themtotheir
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Empowering whanau during lockdown
Don't worry,your children are going to be
OK. That’s the messagefrom Karanga
Mai Early Education Centreteam
leaders Jacinta McInerney and Marlena
This is the message they senttheir
whanauhome with when, some 48 hours
ahead of the rest of the community,
Karanga Mai were sentinto lockdown,
while Covid19 testing was carried out on
astudentatneighbouring Kaiapoi High
School, which fortunatelyturned out to
‘‘We had onlythree hour’s notice to
have our whole community going into
emergency selfisolation,’’ Jacinta says.
‘‘A top priority was makingsure that
our whanau had enoughintheir
cupboardstobe in selfisolation.For
peoplewho live week to week, that is
Through the CommunityPantry at
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‘‘The key thingfor us is upholdingthe
mana of all our whanauduring this time,
being available to help problemsolve, to
talk and be therefor them,tooffer
practical ideas,and to love and support
them in that really vital job that they're
doing, caring for theirchildrenathome,’’
The first thing the teamdid was set up
to connect with families.
Every day begins with alive karakia
(prayers) and awaiata (song).
‘‘It’s aritualthat really framesthe day
for our whanau,’’ Marlenasays.
KarangaMai parent Caite Hutsonsays
they have enjoyed this more now than
ever, ‘‘becauseithas givenussomething
to look forward to each and every day
with everything that’s going on.’’
‘‘Twiceaday we can tune in and feel
like we have asense of normality back in
our life, and the support from everyone
at Karanga Mai through this awfultime
has meant so much;the support is
‘‘I'm proud to be apart of Karanga Mai.
It’s more than just aschool, it’s afamily,’’
Throughthe day, KarangaMai
teachers tellstories to the children, do
activities togetherand Marlena, who has
just completed afull immersion te reo
Maori languagecourse throughastudy
award offered by the Ministry of
Education in conjunction with
Matauraka Mahaanui, takes minite reo
Maori lessons that are contextualand
relevant to what is aNew Normal.
They learn anew word of the week, a
kwaha, or idiom, and awhakatauaki/
whakatauki, aquoteorproverb, to guide
them for the week, Marlena says.
Care extends to home environment ... Karanga Mai mum Caite Hutson with children
Sophia, Chase (a nephew), and Poppy.
This week’swhakatauki is: Me ka
moemoea au, ko au anake; Me ka
moemoea tatau, ka taea etatau:IfIwere
to dream alone only Iwouldbenefit. If we
were to dreamtogether we couldachieve
anything(Princess Te Puea Herangi, iwi:
Tainui). Another whakatauki is from the
firstever chief of Tuahiwi, Pita Te Hori,
Ngi Thuriri; Kia atawhai ki te iwi which
translates as ‘‘care for the people’’,
whichcouldn’t be more appropriate
‘‘It’s likewe’ve flipped normal
KarangaMai life,’’ Jacintasays.
‘‘Whanau aren’t physically coming to us
at the moment, but we’re now coming
into theirhomes. It’s areal privilege. It’s
hard not seeing the tamariki (children)
As an essentialworker, Jacinta is
delivering food parcels to families twice
aweek, so gets to see wee faces at the
window,smilingand waving. ‘‘I love
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The Hurunui District
Council is developing a
policy for delaying rates
It will be for those
hardship related to
Covid19, and who will
struggle to pay rates.
Adraft policy went to
the council’s April
meeting and is being
The council says it is
working to help those in
extreme hardship and
struggling with rates.
They are asked to reach
out to council.
Residents who have
hardship and come to an
arrangement with the
council will be offered
relief where possible.
To talk to the council
about the issue, email
Mayor Marie Black says
the council is there to
help, but relies on
“As acouncil it is really
important that our
community know our door
is always open and feel
encouraged to contact us,
so that we can, in turn,
offer help and support.
“We would like
residents to feel
confident that they can
ring us for support and
guidance whenever they
may need us.”
Vege'n Out back in business
By DAVID HILL
Woodend’sfresh produce retailer is backtrading.
Vege’n Out owner Nick McLachlan is finally
taking orders for contactless deliveryoffresh fruit
and vegetables afterafrustrating few weeks.
His new website vegenout.co.nz wentonline this
week and he has beenbusyrestocking, ready to
beginmaking deliveries from today.
Vege’n Out was forced to close when the
lockdown took effect on March 26, as it was not
deemed an essential service, even though thereis
no supermarket in the town.
But Nick got word lastweek that he could
resume trading,aslong as it was ‘‘contactless’’.
Sincethen he has beenworking hard to get his
website running, which he began work on last
Nick saysthe government subsidy is helpingto
pay staff wages, but there was areal urgencyto
return to trading for the survival of his business
and to support the community.
‘‘Woodendbeing Woodend,the wordwill get out
very quickly thatweare available. We’ve had very
good support from Woodend. Our community and
clienteleare still theretosupport us and without
that we might have been in adarker place.’’
Localresidents can make ordersbyphone, text,
emailand on thewebsite.
Trading ... Nick McLachlan is ready to take online
orders for fresh fruit and vegetables at Woodend’s
Councillors go online to hold meeting
Waimakariri's district councillors
met this Tuesday for the first full
council meeting since the
The council meetingwas held
two weeks later thanthe usual
firstTuesday of the monthand
was held online.
But Mayor Dan Gordon said
aheadofthe meeting that it would
be apublic affair.
He said he was not sure
whether the publicwould be able
to viewitlive or whether it would
be available later. ‘‘We’re still
tryingtowork thatout, but it will
be publicly available.
“We have been meeting weekly
as acouncilvia Zoom and
community boardshave been
catching up viaZoom, so they
have the ability to keep
connecting as well.”
Council staff are also meeting
daily on Zoomcalls and Mr
Gordonhas been participating in
The Waimakariri Youth
Council also met last weekvia
Zoom to discuss how to support
local youth during the remainder
of the lockdown and in the weeks
and months ahead.
North Canterbury News, April 23, 2020
Natural hazards, earthquake
recoveryand the Covid19 lockdown
were discussed at therecent
KaikouraDistrict Council meeting,
held using video technology.
MayorCraig Mackle says natural
hazards are continuing to create
headaches as the recoveryfrom
the 2016 earthquake proceeds.
The quake created landslips in
the hills, whichremainvulnerable
to weather events, and created
“The big unknown is whenthe
stuffactually comes out off the
hills. While the work is continuing
on the roads,the equipment is
thereready to go to maintainit, but
when that work stops the challengewill
be keeping on top of it.
“Whenever there's aweather
there's slipsoff thehillsand it'sgot
to go somewhere,whether that'son
to the roadsorputtingthe
riverbeds up.” There arealso new
appropriate to build, the levelof
risk and whatsteps are practical to
reduce the risk.
Work has been suspended on
the North Canterbury Transport
Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR)
work on the roads.
The lockdown could lead to the
NCTIRwork being extended
beyond the planned December
completion date, whichcould help
Kaikoura, giventhat borders are
likely to be closed to international
tourists for some time. “Weare in
for ahard road goingforward.”
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STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA
Keep to your bubble
The teamat theHurunui District
council Emergency Operations Centre
has been relativelyquiet,which is
Butwhatthistypically means to me
is thatour community is doingwhat it
doesbest —takingcareofeach other.
To furtherextendthe support
available, Ihaveencouraged several
communitygroups to applyfor
Ministry of SocialDevelopment
Thesegrants may be usedto support
members of our community who may
needassistanceasaresult of Covid19.
With the eventual move fromlevel4,
this maymeanweare permittedto
extend ourcontactsand to include
other family members,along with the
resumptionofwork in some areas.
Schoolsmay be open with limited
attendance, althoughthis is likelyto
be offeredasamixed model of
classroom and online.
Iamgratefulfor the principals and
teachers who continue to inspire
learning. Thankyou for your
the younger membersofour district
and their learning forthe future.
Anothergroupof “unsung heroes”
lockdown periodisthe local“posties”
delivering mail, medication and
groceriesto those in need.
Yourservices have always been
there forus, butsomewhat takenfor
granted—but not now norintothe
future.Thanks to youall.
❛The lockdown has highlighted
the need for us all to shop
locally and ensure our
businessescontinue to thrive ❜
observations throughthis “stayhome”
phaseisthe importance of local
business to keepour communities
functioningthrough aperiod when
travel is affected.
need for us all to shoplocally and
ensureourbusinesses continue to
thrive and be there forus.
With Anzac Dayfastapproaching,
have beenaffectedby war or know
This year, anew threat facesall
As we allfacethosechallenges, we
rememberwith appreciation those
who have served in thenameofpeace
We all havearesponsibility to
maintain the valuesofinclusiveness,
However wechoose to engagewith
AnzacDay in 2020, let us honour the
nation and continueto be unitedasa
We willremember them.
Jobs must be saved
Covid19 restrictionshave been extended
for another week. Despite the huge
sacrifices we have all made, the
Government simply hasn’tdone the
groundwork required to have us readyto
ease the restrictions.
We should have been in that position
All businesses, who coulddososafely,
should have been abletoreopen and get
people back into work. The economic
consequences of further damage to
unemploymentwill be harmful.
We are now beingheld back becausethe
Governmenthas not been testing,contact
tracing and providingpersonal protective
equipment to the required standard.
The rate of testing for the first half of
lockdown was low, and work has only just
begunonsurveillance testing to confirm
whether communitytransmission is
occurring. Experts have identified major
shortcomings in themethodsbeing used.
When lockdown ends on Monday, kickstartingthe
Zealand shouldbeone of our highest
priorities. Many regions have been starved
of valuable tourist dollarsand we need to
find away to stimulate the economies of
theseregionsuntilthe viruscan be
controlled and we can begin bringing in
tourists once again.
Ihavebeen advocating for Immigration
New Zealand to relaxrules around visas.
Visa holderswilling to work,but unable
to do so because of their visaconditions,
should be used to filllabourshortages for
businesses where Kiwis are currently
unavailableand if it is safe to do so. We
cannot let firms miss out on revenue due to
not being able to find workers.There has
been some easingofthese conditions but
they need to go further.
The Government must worktoensure
that regional businesses,too importantto
fail,get the support they need. Sounds Air
has been asuccessful business in recent
years, offering essential transport links
around New Zealand. It is concerningto
hear it may go intoreceivership dueto
beingunabletoaccess state support.
If businesseslike thesegounder,itwill
have devastating longterm impacts on the
economy. I’ve started apetition to get the
Government to supportthis business. It
has more than5000 signatures already,
highlighting the importanceof
Avaluable way people can contribute to
their communityrightnow is to buy local
products and support local businesses.
While Iknowmanyhouseholds may be
tighter on theirspending, Iurge themto
buy locally even if asimilar product can be
foundcheaper online. Doing so will go a
long way to preventing localbusinesses
from shutting and friends, families and
neighbours from losing theirjobs.
Toughtimes lie ahead, but we are no
stranger to these. Kiwis know how to get on
with it. Businesses should make the most
of the support packages available.
National is working to ensure more
supportisput in place for small to
mediumsized businessessothat they in
turn can keep more people in work.
When the outbreak ends, we willall
need to support each other to keep
businesses going and people in jobs.
Supporting local businesseswill go along
way to getting things started.
Local sport will remain the glue that binds our community
Sports enthusiasts across the region are hankering for areturn to what now seem like the ‘good old days’. Lindsay Kerr says local sport,
which has yet to emerge from the lockdown, is crucial to North Canterbury’s social fabric.
Lockdown frustrations for
and administrators show no
signs of easing,aswemove
toward Covid19 alert level 3.
Zealandhas never beenso
disrupted at such alevelsince
World War 2and few of those
involved nowwouldhave been
alive duringthose years.
Professional sport grabs
headlines in the current
woes,and we spend hours
watching countlessreplays of
However, there is much more
to thesporting picture,
particularly in therural areas
glue of thelocal community.
This youwill neverread
television or radio.
Thewide extremes of
Eveninthe larger centres of
Rangiora andKaiapoi, sports
clubs continue to provide a
special role in thecommunity.
Often, playing thegame can
be secondary. Thisisespecially
the casefor rugby,whichisnot
onlythe highestprofile sportin
the nation, butalsoinNorth
willstartwiththe junior grades
and flow throughthe adult
gradeslater in the day.
Playing is onething,but then
thereare the aftermatch
involve preparing and serving
food for thevisiting playersand
usualsocial activity at the day’s
Many of therugby fixtures,
andindeed cricket, can involve
activitiesatthe clubs, alladd to
experience that localsport
Its activity is considerably
in anymetropolitan area where
any socialising between teams
and supporters has largely
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Laura takes exercise online
Laura Organ has taken
her fitnessclasses online.
Her business is among
many inNorth Canterbury
thinking outside thebox in
aworld turned upside
down by Covid-19. Gina
mental wellbeing, while
exercise routine, prompted
Laura Organ, of PT on
Panckhurst, to move her
classesonline the day before
the lockdown began.
Before lockdown, Laura ran
box fitclasses forgeneral
fitness, and balance and
strength sessionsfor seniors at
the Woodend Community
training sessions from her
She has kept onlinesessions
runningtoprovide asense of
routine. Thisalso allows her to
work from home in her roleas
acommunity strength and
Laura offeredthe first week
of classes free so she couldtest
the new system. She is
providing access to all classes
for $10 aweek during the
“It’s important to exercise
regularly to keep our bodies
and minds healthy during this
stressful time. Inormally
charge $8 to $12 per class but
decidedtoreduce this to make
Readytogo... LauraOrgan,ofPTonPanckhurst, prepares for her next online fitness class.
it accessible for everyone.”
Lauraisusing Zoom to host
her classes. It allows her to see
participants performing the
workoutsand she can offer
advice. She has upgradedto
the paidversion to live stream
classes beyond the 40minute
limitfor the free version.
Another benefit is the live
sessions. “Havingaquick chat
about everyday things like
whatwe’re havingfor dinner
before or after the classhelps
everyone feelconnected. Also,
if peopleneed to check something
duringthe class, they can
ask me questionsanytime.”
space to exercise at home,
Laura hasadapted her
workouts to fit into a1metre by
1metrespace, and uses
household items, suchascans
Laura is pleased to see how
clients, particularly olderones,
have adapted quickly to Zoom.
“Everyone’s said it’s simple
to use. You just click an email
link to join which makes it
easier thansome other
Laura’s advicefor other
businesseswanting to try
something new is to embrace
stepping outside your comfort
zone. “I had thought about
onlinesessions before but
hadn’t got around to it, so it’s a
greatopportunity to learn
something new. It’s all about
getting creative and adapting
to exercising in anew way.”
To learn more,email
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Moving to alertlevel3will make little
difference to Waimakariri’s retailers,
localbusiness leaders say.
ShopsonRangiora's High St and
Williams St in Kaiapoi will remain
closed as the country’s lockdownmoves
to alert level 3next week.
Ditmer saysmost membersare likelyto
remain shutfor now, but somefood
outlets are gearing up for takeaways.
“We realise the best thing is to take the
pain now.Wedon’t want to go back to
He says therewill need to be some
conversations around leases and
discussions with banks.
Mr Ditmer, whoisalso Rangiora RSA
Club president, says the RSA plansto
offertakeawaydinners so members can
Real estate is continuing to trade
online through the lockdown, with plenty
of interest from overseas.
“The Bayleys website normally gets 15
percent of views from overseas, but in
the last few weeks it has been 45%,” says
Mr Ditmer, theBayleysRangiora
“We've had people from the United
Kingdomlooking to buy sightunseen.”
One agent set up aZoom meeting last
week to show aprospective buyer
Kaiapoi PromotionsAssociation (KPA)
business manager MartynCook says
whilesomemembers are trading online,
he believes most will remainunderlevel
three. He says KPA is looking at ways to
promote the townonce the country
movestoalert level 2.
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It’s time to digdeep, andkeeplocking-inthe gainswehavealready
made at AlertLevel 4. Thank youall forcontinuing to do your bit.
CanbusinessesopenatAlert Levels 4or3?
Only essential businessescanoperate at AlertLevel 4. At Alert
Level3,businessescan starttrading,aslong as they cando
so safely.Atbothalert levels,peoplemust continue to work
from home wherethis is possible.
At Alert Level 3workplacesmust:
• meetappropriate public healthrequirements
• maintainphysicaldistancing betweenworkers at alltimes
• tradewithout physicalcontactwithcustomers(e.g. viaphone
or online orders,and by ensuring allpick-ups, drive-throughs
• ensure customers arenot allowedonpremises.
CanIsend children to school or EarlyChildhood
UnderAlert Level3mostchildren andyoungpeoplewill continue
distancelearning. Early Childhood Centres and schools willopen
on Wednesday29April forstudentsuptoYear 10.However,
children that canstayand learn at homeshoulddoso. Children
whoaresick or vulnerable should alsostayhome andtheywill be
supported to do so.
In themeantime, whileweare still at AlertLevel 4, schools will be
cleaned, andgrounds tidied up.Ifyou have anyquestions about
distancelearning or returning to school,contact your school.
CanIexpand my bubble at AlertLevel 3?
Always keepyourbubbleasmall as possible.
If youdoneed to expandyourbubble, youcan do so to bringin
aclose family member,isolatedpeople or caregivers.
CanIleave my bubbleifI’m feelingunsafe?
If you’re notsafeathome,it’sokaytoleave your bubbletoaskfor
help immediately.Ifyou have to leave, youcan contactafriend or
trustedneighbour.Call 111 as soon as youcan,or Women’sRefuge.
If youhave concerns aboutayoungperson, call 0508 FAMILY
ShouldIget tested forCOVID-19?
It is importantthatevery sniffle and sneeze is takenseriously.
If youhavesymptoms, seek advice from your GP or Healthline
aboutgetting atest, as quicklyas possible.
Remember –thereisnostigma to COVID-19. Anyone cangetit,
throughnofault of theirown. We will only be successful if
everyone is willing to play theirpartinfinding it,whereveritis.
CanIsee my doctor forthings that arenot
It’s importantthatyou do notneglect other healthissuesjust
Don’t hold off or wait until youfeelworse. Ourhealthsystem
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Howcan Imakesuremyfriends andrelatives
aged 70+are feelingsupported?
We knowtherearepeopleinourcommunity feeling isolated
and lonely during this time. Some maynot be reaching outasthey
feel ‘likeaburden’.Now is thetimetopickupthe phone,orstart
avideo-chat, andremindthem that we’reall in this together.
Even somethingas simpleas offering afriendly wave throughthe
windowwhenyou’reoutonyourdaily walk,can go along wayto
making them feel included.Alittlekindnessandrecognitiongoes
When can Iuse my car or public transportin
Youcan use your car to travel forrecreation at Alert Level 3–
just keep it local. Youcan alsouse yourcartotravel if you are:
• using essential services
• attending your workplace, or working
• going to or from school (ifyou need to).
Youshouldlimit theuse of public transport to theabove only,
as therewillbelimited capacity.
If in doubt: Stay local. Stay safe.
Your patience and strength, despite the many hardships the virus
is causing,has been exceptional. Youare playing acrucial role in
breaking the chain of transmission.
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The group’s chief operatingofficer, Les
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The build has beenstalled duetothe
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the companywillcontinueonwith the
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“Thetourism picture for the next
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‘‘The success of thedevelopmentcan
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Mr Morgansays he hasaccepted the
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Shovel-ready projects identified
The Kaikoura District Council has put
the Government's ‘‘shovelready’’
infrastructureprojects thatcan start
quicklytostimulate the economy after
the Covid19 lockdown.
The projects includeroadsand
drinkingwater infrastructure, potential
new footpaths,urban cycle paths,
puttingpowerlinesunderground, and a
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Community projectsput forward
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Are lifestyle blocks athing of the past?
Will Council's Plan Review stop
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 itcan
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 rulesand 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 is released, 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 (2x4halots) will no
longer beenough -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
communityconsultation was adesire to restrict
Dan and Craig from Survus Consultants on site discussingaproject.
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 ofthe 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 subdividing, 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.
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Shearing gangs under pressure
By DAVID HILL
Shearing remains an
essential service, but
restrictions are creating
headaches for North
Canterbury shearers as
spoken to by the North
Canterbury News say while
they support the lockdown
restrictions, there could be
animal welfare issues ahead
if they get too far behind in
their shearing workload.
contractor Rowan Nesbit
says the level 4lockdown
restrictions mean his
shearers are working in
smaller teams and having to
travel to jobs in separate
vehicles, slowing the work
and adding to the costs.
“To keep the twometre
distances, we can only have
two shearers and two shed
hands on ajob and we have to
ask the farmer to stay away.
“In smaller sheds that
Last week, he had ateam
shearing in Lees Valley,
where they shore just 350
sheep aday between two
shearers, instead of the usual
900 sheep aday.
He is looking forward to the
lockdown moving to level
three, which will allow
shearing teams to form a
bubble, share cars, and have
one metre spacings, which
will improve efficiency.
Golden Shears ... Rangiora shearer Hugh de Lacy, left, who works for Rowan Nesbit Shearing. He
placed second in the open speed shear at the Golden Shears last month.
“We are doing the jobs that
are urgent and farmers are
trying to hold off until things
settle down, but if we get too
far behind it will become a
nightmare, especially if we
get bad weather.”
Shearing contractor Mike
Morgan operates between
Amberley, Kaikoura and
Hanmer Springs. He says
there is an urgency to get
work completed with winter
and earlyseason lambing
approaching, but there could
be ashortage of shearers if
travel restrictions are not
“From now on it's abusy
time of year for the next three
to four months. In Waiau, we
need to get things done
before it gets cold and the
snow gets to them.
“We usually get shearers
and shed hands from the
North Island, but they can't
come at the moment, so we've
got to work with what we've
“We will get through May,
but in June it will become a
Mr Morgan says flystrike is
an issue, meaning there is an
urgency to get sheep shorn,
and many Corriedale ewes
are shorn annually in May.
“They've got 12 months of
wool on them, so you can't
really leave them any
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Joys of agood vegetable patch
By SHELLEY TOPP
Interestingrowing vegetables has
increasedduringthe Covid19 pandemic
lockdown, with seed companies
stretched to fillorders.
‘‘Theaverage size of most orders is
markedly higher than they would
normally be at this time of year,’’ Kings
SeedsNew Zealand coowner Gerard
‘‘Thedemand has beenabout 10 times
more thanover the same period in
The most popularseeds are the winter
vegetables, broccoli,cauliflower, carrots,
cabbages,turnips, leeks, Florence
fennel, parsnips, beetroot, broad beans
and swedes. Orders have been delivered
One of Waimakariri’s most prominent
gardeners, Helen Roberts,saysthere are
many creative ways to grow vegetables in
the home garden. Choosing asuitable
site is the firstimportant step.
‘‘Veges need all the light they can get,
at least six hours aday in summer, so
don’tlocate your patchinthe shade.’’
Also,prevailingwinds cause damage, so
considerwhat shelter is available.Close
access to water is equallyimportant.
Home gardeners can start avegetable
plot by simply diggingarectangle on top
of the lawn of about one metre across so
it can be reached from both sides.
She doesnot favour highsided raised
garden bedsasthey require more water.
‘‘Sides of around30cm high are most
efficientunless the gardener is unableto
bend,’’she says. However,the exception
is carrots, which do betterinelevated
planter boxes to deter rust fly,which
tendstofly close to ground level.
‘‘Foraraisedbed you will need to buy
abalanced garden mix (a blend of
compost,bark, pumice and fertiliser).
Happyplace ... Helen Robertsinher Woodend garden.
Don’t use potting mix, because it dries
out and is hard to rewet, or straight
compost, whichistoo rich.’’
She also recommends using plenty of
mulch and soakerhoses with atimer as
the best waytowater efficiently.
Helen is amongthe group of women
who establishedthe popular Kaiapoi
CommunityGarden10years ago.She is
still aregularvolunteer there andalso
has alarge fruit and vegetable garden at
Helen and her husband, Gary, an
arborist,wanted to ‘‘grow justabout
everythingweeat’’ and they have
achieved that with their bountiful,sprayfreegarden.
‘‘I love the lushness of afull
vegetable gardenand just walking
arounditand workinginitiswhat Ilike
‘‘Havingflowersinthe mix makes it
morecolourful and enjoyable,’’ she adds.
Kaikoura residents now have access to
crucial acute ultrasoundscanning and
more rapid diagnostic assessments,
thankstodonations that helped secure a
$45,000 ultrasound machine.
Mia Health Foundationbought the
machinefor Kaikoura Health, thanks to
donations of $22,000 each from Pegasus
Health and North Canterbury’s
electricity distribution company
Mia chief executive Michael Flatman
says the machinewill enable ahigher
level of care for local residents and stop
unnecessaryreferrals to Christchurch.
Kaikoura Health’s previous
ultrasound machinewas abasic portable
machine, not fit for purpose. It had
limited uses. Many patients had to be
referred to Christchurch for the quality
ultrasound examinations they needed.
With more than 20 referrals being
made each month by Kaikoura Health to
Christchurch’s Radiology services,
patients often joined waiting lists.
Mr Flatmansays having atopoftherange
will make areal difference.
MainPower chief executive Andy
Lester says backingthe cause was anobrainer.‘‘It
was easy for us to understand
the benefit it would provide.’’
Kaikoura Health’s Dr Andrea Judd
says the machine will assist with better
diagnoses and more definitive treatment.
‘‘We’re also hoping that the purchase of
this machine will help towards our longterm
goal of attracting aspecialist
Flour is the hot-ticket item
By SHELLEY TOPP
The Covid19 outbreak has sparked
unprecedented demandfor flour in
supermarkets,with panic buyers creating
Rangiora New World supermarket
owneroperator Robin Brownsays
queues of shoppershave been waiting for
the store to open every morningsincethe
level4lockdown began, and flour has
been in bigdemand.
‘‘Flour sales have increased markedly
as customers areathome isolating with
theirfamily and have taken to baking
He says he has never seen anythinglike
this kind of demandfor flour before.
‘‘Flourdemand increased after the
earthquakes but not anything near how it
is now.Myunderstanding is that there is
plenty of flour but oursuppliers are
struggling to get it packaged and to our
stores in the volumeswerequire.’’
Zealand’s chiefexecutive Bruce Peden
says the pandemic has created‘‘a new
demand for flour’’, which began before
the lockdown started.
‘‘Therewas obviously panic buying for
bread and other bakerytypeproducts as
well as retailflour.’’
Theshortage is not causedbyaflour
shortage but ratherthe ‘‘abilityofthe
retailpacking equipment that is available
to keep up with the surge in demand’’.
Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon took time
out from Zoomcalls on Friday to pack
He joinedwith Civil Defence volunteers
and council staff to shop at Rangiora New
World for residents unable to do their own
shopping during the lockdown.
‘‘It was great to be able to support those
whoare vulnerable in our community.
‘‘Hats off to the supermarkets in our
districts for making sure we have got plenty
of food and adequate provisions to support
us through this time.’’
Mr Gordon says his role involved calling
residents, takinggrocery orders and then
fillingthem. The groceries were then
delivered to residents' doorsteps.
Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is
welcoming the Government's decision
to move to alert level 3nextweek.
It will allow more local firmsto
operate in acontactless and safe
Mr Doocey saysitwill comeasa
huge relief to both local businesses
and residents. ‘‘I think it gives
businesses somecertainty that they
can enter theirpremisesthis week to
ensure theyare ready give a
contactless service and also keeptheir
‘‘We needtoacknowledge how well
we haverespondedasacommunity in
It is now time to get businessesback
up and tradingsafely,and to support
thosewho have lost their jobs or
Mr Doocey says it is important that
residents heedthe restrictions.
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0272 588 366
13 Stone Eyre Place,
Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm
in our Trades
03 313 2840
Refuse and Recycling Arrangements
On week commencing April 27, some rubbish and recycling collection days will
change for one week only. As pick-up times may vary from normal, please place
securely tied Hurunui Council refuse and recycling bags at the kerbsideby8am.
Monday 27 April
Tuesday 28 April
Wednesday 29 April
Thursday 30 April
Public holiday –ANZAC Day
Hanmer Springs andGoreBay
Amberley,Amberley Beach, Leithfield, Leithfield Beach,
Waipara, Greta Valley,Omihi, Scargill, Motunau Beach and
Culverden, Rotherham, Waiau, Hawarden and Waikari
Council is storing recycling until the processing plant in Christchurch reopens, It
is more important than ever that recycling is not contaminated, Please help by
remembering the following:
✓ Always wash and dry recycling thoroughly to protect your household
and our frontline staff.
✓ Throughthe recycling bags, it is possible to recycle paper,cardboard, plastic
bottles (no lids) and food and drink cans only.
✓ Place clean food and drink cans in aseparate Hurunui Council recycling bag
✓ Soft plastics and shopping bags are not accepted for recycling in Hurunui;
please place these in your refuse bag.
✓ Food, clothing, garden waste, plastic strapping and polystyrene are not
recyclable. Recycling bags will be stickered and left in they contain these
✓ If in doubt –place it in the refuse.
Bundles of cardboard will not be collected, but can be recycled via the transfer
stations during opening hours for free.
Transfer Station Arrangements
All transfer stations are closed on both Saturday 25, Anzac Day and Monday 27 April.
For further information on the amended transfer stations hours, during the Covid-19
shutdown in Hurunui, phone 03 314 8816 or visit www.hurunui.govt.nz
03 313 7216
FIREWOOD dry split pine
2cum $180 plus cones and
delivery, ph 027 739 1218.
GUM 3m3 $340, 6m3
$640 dry. Free Delivery
Special small cut gum 3m3
$280, 6m3 $530 (limited
supply). Ph: 03 312 9394,
027 919 8074 or email:
Discounts for over
65 years old
Fast friendly service
All work guaranteed
Cell 027 366 9091
A/H 03 310 2137
CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
North Canterbury News, April 23, 2020
TEXEL ROMNEY cross
ewe hoggets suitable for
breeding /lifestyle blocks
phone 021 626 449 or 03
TEXEL ROMNEY cross
ram hoggets suitable for
breeding. Phone 021 626
449 or 03 385 4966.
Registered Clinical DentalTechncian
Phone (03) 313-9192
38a Ashley Street, Rangiora
NEW N W DENTURES D ES
*RELINE * *REPAIRS
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- Monday to Friday
FREE E CONSULTATION O
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For a/h repairs
phone (03) 310-3044
CASH PAID FOR SCRAP
•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm
Machinery•All non Ferrous
Ph (03)338 7000
Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027
Locally owned and operated
Key to the bible
We nearthe end of Gentile mis-ruleoverthe
World’saffairs; Jesus’ return, Armageddon,
and hisre-establishmentofthe Kingdom of
Godonthis earth, afteraglobal upheaval.
He tells us the signs thathistory willbe
Noah’sera wasinfamous forcorruption and
violence (Genesis 6vs11to13).
Lot’s agefor gross immorality,(Genesis 19).
Passions inflamed appropriately,
God incinerated them.
Shameless NZ is on the Pacific RimofFire.
Find out more: www.keytothebible.org
0800 Bible Truth
GARDEN heges cut to
perfection. Tree & arbor
work. Also spraying. Free
quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or
021 111 4322.
HAY, HAY, HAY. 50
round bales at $50 +gst ea
(near Cust buyer to
arrange own loading). Text
or call 027 323 2878 or 03
Wanted To Buy
and shelter belts wanted for
export and local market.
Please ph 029 773 1001.
HONEY 4kg bucket
cooking honey, $30 special.
Available at Gracebrook,
Amberley. Telephone 03
CARPENTER / Painter
specialising in alterations &
renovations, repairs &
maintenance, 35 plus years,
Sew Good Services. For all
your alterations, repairs,
Phone 327 5535.
for smaller dogs. We look
after your dog in our home.
"No kennels". Phone today
03 314 6110.
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.
builder. Telephone Trevor
313 5013 or 027 431 1864.
Removal and RRR skips.
Wheelie bins any frequency
and skips from 1.5 cube to
9cube. Skips and wheelie
bins for any use, rubbish,
greenwaste, building sites
or just cleanups. Give us a
phone call 313 6957 or for
skips 021 313 255.
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.
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
METAL WORX. Flashing,
Welding, Custom Trailers,
General Metalwork. No job
too big or too small. Ph 021
265 5428 or 03 314 6908.
Find us on facebook/
Glenmark Metal Worx.
PAINTER & Decorator.
Semi retired painter. Small
jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945
or 027 693 8360.
POWER TOOLS repairs,
parts &sales for over 30
years. All main brands serviced.
Tools, 31A Watts Road,
Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.
For all your printing
Hoodies, HiVis vests and
polos, Overalls, Caps etc.
Please phone Heather 03
licenced 313 0261 or email
Specialising in North Canterbury.
Contact Geoff at
Maxwell Valuation. Phone
03 310 8541 or email
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
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
Forall your painting &
Local with 30 years
Phone 021 344 023
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.
Phone 03 313 7144
027 432 1534
Fax 03 313 2144
PO Box 69, Rangiora
Shane and Leanne Frahm
We cankill&process yourstock
FourGenerations of Frahms
Ph 312 4205
03 343 1651
472 Blenheim Rd
You dump it...
Blair pumps it...
Ph 03 314 9371
A/H 312 4709
For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial
215 Waltham Rd,Sydenham
Ph (03) 3796159 email@example.com
Fax(03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz
Pride &Quality Painting
20 yrs exp, fast and friendly
service. For all your painting
needs, phone: Martin 310
6187 or 021 128 9867
COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD APRIL 23 2020
Waimakariri District Council
Moving to Alert Level 3
With the transition to Alert Level 3coming next
week the Council have been considering new
guidance and how this impacts the services we
provide to the community.
We will provide an update here on planning
to date and, as this develops, you can find
out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19
In the short term our focus is on making sure
any immediate rate increases are as low as
possible, while looking at what role we have to
play in investing locally in infrastructure projects
that have positive flow on effects to contractors,
suppliers and in turn stimulate the economy and
result in jobs.
Right now what does this mean
Waimakariri ratepayers facing financial hardship
because of COVID-19 have arange of options
available to provide relief from rates -including
deferral. All options can beaccessed by
contacting our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or
0800 965 468.
Re-budgeting for the coming year will be done
as part of the Annual Plan process. Council will
meet on Tuesday 21 April to hear what budget
options are available and will instruct staff to
amend the Dra Annual Plan accordingly. Public
hearings will live-streamed on Wednesday 6May
with aCouncil meeting in late May toagree
Service changes when we move to Alert
Level 3from 28 April:
Kerbside collections and recycling
The Southbrook Resource Recovery Park
will open for rubbish and green waste, with
appropriate distancing and no cash payments
allowed. One person per vehicle only. The Oxford
Transfer Station remains open for official
Council branded rubbish bag drop-off only.
We can’t accept recycling at the Southbrook
Recovery Park. It is our hope that we will be in a
position to take limited quantities of separated
cardboard and glass bottles and jars at some
point in the coming weeks, although this will not
be available when we first transition to Alert
Level 3. We’ll you informed about any changes
to our levels of service.
Kerbside collection continues as normal.
All of our Council facilities remain closed and the
majority of our staff will work from home until
Alert Level 2. We are still providing awide range
of essential services and you can access our
Customer Service staff by calling 0800 965 468,
emailing email@example.com or via our website
Aquatic centres remain closed. Our staff are
preparing for opening when we move to Alert
Level 2with physical distancing measures put in
place and are looking at ways to appropriately
limit numbers of users.
All ofour libraries continue to be closed, and we
are not able to accept book returns. Overdue
charges will be waived. We can continue to
provide guided support of all our online resources
and encourage the public to contact us online
firstname.lastname@example.org ,checkout the latestnewson
our website libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz/home and
to view the range of virtual story times, activities
and helpful videos via our Facebook page.
Parks, Reserves and Community Facilities
All dog parks and playgrounds (including
skate parks) remain closed due tothe risk of
transmission of the virus from surfaces –please
keep away and tell your kids to keep away too.
You may see contractors around community
facilities and reserves as maintenance work
resumes under strict Health and Safety guidance.
Please stay home, follow the rules, be kind
and take care of each other.
We are here to help. You can contact us
in anumber of ways:
• Rangiora Service Centre
email@example.com, 0800 965 468
• Orsearch for us on facebook
• Try our online options waimakariri.govt.nz/
• Snap Send Solve App.
The following meetings will take place
via video conference (Zoom) and will
be live streamed through our website.
Tuesday 5May at 1pm
• Annual Plan Deliberations
Wednesday 6May at 1pm.
Support for families:
Locally there are people who can help:
• Presbyterian Support 03313 8588
• Age Concern Canterbury 0800 80 33 44.
Local food banks:
• Kaiapoi Community Support 03 327 8945
• StVincent de Paul Society 03 327 5124,
03 327 2177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Hope Trust 03 313 4997, 022 639 9844
• StVincent de Paul Society 03 312 8342,
027 229 8198, email@example.com or
• Salvation Army Rangiora 03 313 6947,
• Oxford Community Trust 03 312 3006,
021 995 972 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• There isadedicated Healthline 0800
number for COVID-19 health advice and
information -0800 358 5453. This is
supported by online at covid19.govt.nz.
For other health related issues call
0800 611 116
• ‘Need to talk?’ service on 1737 to talk
with atrained counsellor
• Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234.
Their website also has aweb chat facility