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Personal touches for Anzac Day<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW and SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Covid­19 protocols will not stop<br />

Amberley RSA president James<br />

Drewery and his extended family from<br />

marking Anzac Day.<br />

Mr Drewery and his family will gather<br />

in their garden for a6am Dawn Service<br />

this Saturday.<br />

Taking centre­stage will be aflag pole,<br />

with aplaque at its foot etched with: ‘‘In<br />

remembrance of those who gave their<br />

tomorrows, so we have our todays. The<br />

debt is timeless.’’<br />

He will be joined by his daughter<br />

Juliet van den Heuval, his son­in­law<br />

John, and grandchildren Noah, aged 11,<br />

and Mila, 6.<br />

John, who is an ex regular soldier and<br />

amember of the RSA, will be flag<br />

marshal, and the children will lay<br />

wreaths they have made at the foot of the<br />

flag pole, while acandle burns in the<br />

shelter of abottle.<br />

Recordings of the Last Post and<br />

Reveille will ring out as dawn breaks<br />

across <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘We decided to have our own thing in<br />

our bubble, and it may perhaps trigger<br />

other smaller gatherings,’’ Mr Drewery<br />

says.<br />

He says Broomfield School children<br />

are making their own wreaths also, with<br />

many of them planning to lay them in<br />

remembrance of the fallen at their<br />

homes.<br />

Okuku plans<br />

Further inland, a<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

essential services worker is also<br />

planning an alternative<br />

commemoration.<br />

Okuku’s Theresa Rosanowski, a<br />

Rangiora Health Hub midwife, plans to<br />

erect life­sized, black wooden<br />

silhouettes of World War 1soldiers on<br />

Birch Hill Rd near the Okuku River<br />

bridge this week.<br />

The silhouettes were made for free<br />

last year by Rangiora’s Brent Johnson<br />

Joinery for the Rangiora Pony Club’s<br />

Anzac Day jump at the club’s one­day<br />

event in June.<br />

Family commemoration ... John and Juliet<br />

den Heuval work with their children, Noah and<br />

Mila,onwreathsthey will lay at dawnattheir<br />

home family service.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

Theresa has also obtained colouringin<br />

templates from New Zealand’s<br />

National Army Museum which can be<br />

downloaded from the Rangiora Pony<br />

Club’s Facebook page, or the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> website.<br />

Theresa hopes children and adults<br />

will mark Anzac Day by using the<br />

templates to create colourful images for<br />

display in the windows of their homes<br />

this Saturday.<br />

More Anzac Day stories, page 2and 3.<br />

Remembering<br />

animals’ war service<br />

... Theresa<br />

Rosanowski’s Shetland<br />

pony Winston with<br />

purple poppies worn to<br />

remember the gallantry<br />

of animals that served<br />

during World War 1,<br />

and other memorabilia<br />

that will be part of a<br />

personal Anzac Day<br />

commemoration in<br />

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By DAVID HILL<br />

Anzac Day is this Saturday,<br />

but with mass gatherings<br />

banned in the fight against<br />

Covid­19, public services<br />

have been cancelled.<br />

Rangiora New Life School<br />

deputy head student Ethan<br />

Dawson was due to give this<br />

year's address at Rangiora's<br />

Anzac Day service.<br />

This what he has to say:<br />

Anzac Day is more than<br />

just acommemoration of<br />

those brave soldiers who<br />

landed at Anzac Cove at<br />

Gallipoli in 1915.<br />

Anzac Day is a<br />

commemoration of the<br />

Australian and New<br />

Zealand armed forces who<br />

have fallen throughout all<br />

wars.<br />

Anzac Day serves as an<br />

eternal reminder that<br />

freedom has aprice. Aprice<br />

paid in bloodshed. The<br />

bloodshed by the men and<br />

women who served and<br />

sacrificed themselves over<br />

100 years ago, and in the<br />

battles and wars since.<br />

The First World War<br />

caused total devastation to<br />

the New Zealand<br />

population, with over 18,000<br />

New Zealanders paying the<br />

ultimate price for our<br />

freedom. No family was left<br />

untouched by the brutal<br />

reality of war then and<br />

since.<br />

Iwould like to focus on the<br />

sacrifice those soldiers<br />

made over 100 years ago.<br />

At the beginning of the<br />

First World War, New<br />

Zealand was little­known.<br />

But from the countless<br />

stories of our courage and<br />

resilience on the battlefield<br />

we became world famous<br />

and known even to this day<br />

for that famous can­do<br />

mentality.<br />

Those soldiers who gave<br />

their lives gained New<br />

Zealand the worldwide<br />

respect we have today.<br />

This courage is what<br />

forged our freedom and<br />

happiness. Had the British<br />

Empire not triumphed, our<br />

world today would be vastly<br />

changed.<br />

As Thucydides, an<br />

Athenian historian and<br />

general, said: “The secret of<br />

happiness is freedom and<br />

the secret of freedom is<br />

courage.’’<br />

There is no secret to<br />

courage. It is the act of<br />

acting without fear, to stand<br />

against fear and triumph,<br />

Speech writer ... Rangiora<br />

New Life School deputyhead<br />

student Ethan Dawson was due<br />

to deliver the addressatthis<br />

year's Anzac Day serviceatthe<br />

Rangiora Cenotaph<br />

which is exactly what the<br />

troops at Anzac Cove did.<br />

Today, we can learn<br />

something from the<br />

resilience of the soldiers<br />

who were in the trenches at<br />

Gallipoli. With disease,<br />

cramped trenches, stenches,<br />

constant noise from artillery<br />

fire. Not to mention seeing<br />

comrades and friends die<br />

every day.<br />

The constant mental and<br />

physical stresses are<br />

unimaginable. The sheer<br />

resilience of the soldiers<br />

back then is something I<br />

admire greatly.<br />

In the wake of the Covid­<br />

19 pandemic we all need to<br />

be resilient. By accepting<br />

the rules of the lockdown,<br />

we have significantly<br />

decreased the rate of<br />

infection and saved many<br />

lives.<br />

Yes, we have to stay in our<br />

homes and not see friends<br />

and family, but it is for the<br />

greater good of not just our<br />

country but humanity.<br />

Just as those soldiers<br />

sacrificed themselves in war<br />

for the greater good, we<br />

must also do our part today<br />

for the greater good in<br />

peace.<br />

Lest we forget the<br />

sacrifice made by those<br />

soldiers over 100 years ago.<br />

We will remember them.<br />

We will remember them at<br />

home this year, not at the<br />

cenotaph. This year we will<br />

remember them while<br />

safeguarding the lives of our<br />

friends and family from this<br />

devastating virus.<br />

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Anew way of marking Anzac Day<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Ian Thompson expects Anzac Day to be justas<br />

“full­on” as normal,even though there are no<br />

officialevents.<br />

The Rangiora RSA president was due to lead<br />

his 9th annual Anzac Day service at the<br />

Rangiora Cenotaph and says he hasbeen busy<br />

fieldingcalls about Covid­19 restrictions.<br />

“There willbespontaneous things<br />

happening andinRangiora it will be alittle bit<br />

differenttowhat we'vedone before.<br />

“People have been asking whatthey should<br />

do to remember and I'vebeen suggesting that<br />

they can standatthe end of the driveway at<br />

dawn for two minutes’ silence. Iunderstand<br />

there's afew streets alreadyplanning to do that<br />

in unison.”<br />

Mr Thompsonsays local RSA presidentsare<br />

understrict instructionsnot to do anything<br />

whichcould create agathering.<br />

Rangiora New LifeSchool's head students<br />

have prepared aspeech ahead of Anzac Day,<br />

whileRangiora High School'shead students<br />

are makingaspecialAnzac Day video.<br />

Mr Thompsonwas born in Australia in 1939,<br />

the yearWorld War 2broke out. His father<br />

served in the Australian7th Division in the<br />

Middle Eastand theninNew Guinea.<br />

He moved to Auckland in 1960 and later<br />

settled in Rangiora in the late1970s with his<br />

wife,Sharon, originallyfrom Christchurch.<br />

He established I.R. Thompson&Associates,<br />

whichisbasedinChristchurch and specialises<br />

in employment law.<br />

In 1981hejoined the Christchurch RSA in<br />

memory of his father's war service, later<br />

transferring to the Rangiora RSA.<br />

Afterretiring,MrThompson joinedthe<br />

Rangiora RSA executive 16 years ago. He was<br />

electedvice­president in 2012 and was thrust<br />

into leadingthat year'sAnzac Day service due<br />

to theill­health of then president Dennis<br />

Coates.<br />

He is normally involvedinsix Anzac services,<br />

at Ohoka, Sefton, Woodend, the Rangiora High<br />

School “wall of remembrance” service, ashort<br />

gathering at the Rangiora Veterans' Cemetery<br />

and then the maineventatthe Rangiora<br />

Cenotaph.<br />

The Rangiora RSA alsosupports the Oxford<br />

and Amberley sub­branches.<br />

Page to help<br />

war veterans<br />

Concerned for thewelfare of<br />

local veterans, widows and<br />

widowers,AmberleyRSA<br />

president James Drewery has<br />

launched aGiveaLittle Page to<br />

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MrDrewerysays funds to<br />

help thoseinneedwill be<br />

limited as Poppy Dayhas been<br />

postponed because of the<br />

Covid­19 outbreak.<br />

While it may be heldbefore<br />

November 11, when Armistice<br />

Day remembrance services are<br />

held, the page willhopefully<br />

provideinterimfundingto<br />

ensure peoplereceivecare.<br />

‘‘Poppy Daybrings in an<br />

incredible amount of revenue<br />

for the welfare of members,’’<br />

Mr Drewerysays.<br />

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Five projects promoted by council<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The Waimakariri District Council is<br />

promotingfive projects, including the<br />

Woodend Bypass, as the government seeks<br />

infrastructure projects to kickstart the<br />

economy afterthe Covid­19 lockdown.<br />

The projects, which includethe<br />

Skewbridge Rd bridgeupgrade, Kaiapoi<br />

stormwater and flood protection, drinking<br />

waterinfrastructure and the Wheels to<br />

Waipara cycleway, have the full backing of<br />

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the <strong>Canterbury</strong> MayoralForum, Mayor<br />

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‘‘TheWaimakariri DistrictCouncil is<br />

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overall recoveryplan that takes both an<br />

economic and social recovery point of<br />

view.Ultimately, thatplan will aimtosee<br />

the wider <strong>Canterbury</strong>region thriving and<br />

prosperous.’’<br />

The government has set aside $12 billion<br />

for infrastructure projects aroundthe<br />

country, with afurther $800 million from<br />

the ProvincialGrowthFund. It has invited<br />

local councils to put forward proposals.<br />

‘‘As local councils we are the perfect<br />

body to partner with because we knowour<br />

communities and the projects that can<br />

supportgrowth in our local areas,'' Mr<br />

Gordon says. ‘‘For us, the WoodendBypass<br />

is apriority forthe known safetyconcerns<br />

and it has been on our books for along<br />

time, and the Skew bridgeishigh on the<br />

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‘‘Enterprise <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> has done<br />

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market.’’<br />

The project crosses the Christchurch,<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui districts,<br />

offering wide regional benefits, he says.<br />

Mr Gordon saysthe council has been<br />

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‘‘In my view we need to play arole in<br />

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Atraditional Anzac Day<br />

competition for threelocal<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> schools will<br />

continueinanew formthis<br />

year because of the Covid­19<br />

lockdown.<br />

The Amberley Lions Club is<br />

inviting pupilsfrom Amberley,<br />

Leithfieldand Broomfield<br />

schools to use their online<br />

learningsystemstocreatea<br />

shortdigital presentation<br />

insteadofthe poetry<br />

competition that it has runfor<br />

several years.<br />

Club president­elect Pam<br />

Harveysays the presentation<br />

can be about the wartime<br />

experiencesofalocal person,<br />

or even an extended family<br />

member.<br />

‘‘Their experiencedoesn’t<br />

need to be just in acombat<br />

role. It couldbeinawar<br />

support role, or even<br />

experiencesofbeing at home<br />

duringwartime,’’ Pam says.<br />

She says there are plentyof<br />

online resources to draw from,<br />

and children’s families may<br />

have warstories to tell.<br />

The presentation can be<br />

written, with illustrations, or<br />

includeaslide show of photos,<br />

an audio or video clip, or<br />

‘‘whatever mediumyou<br />

choose’’.<br />

Pam says the onlyrules are<br />

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She says teachersmay wantto<br />

use the contest as aproject.<br />

Principals of all three<br />

schoolsare keen for pupils to<br />

become involved.<br />

Entriesare open now,and<br />

close on <strong>April</strong> 24. However,<br />

thisisnot binding, as there<br />

willnot be aprize giving<br />

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‘‘I'm proud to be apart of Karanga Mai.<br />

It’s more than just aschool, it’s afamily,’’<br />

she says.<br />

Throughthe day, KarangaMai<br />

teachers tellstories to the children, do<br />

activities togetherand Marlena, who has<br />

just completed afull immersion te reo<br />

Maori languagecourse throughastudy<br />

award offered by the Ministry of<br />

Education in conjunction with<br />

Matauraka Mahaanui, takes mini­te reo<br />

Maori lessons that are contextualand<br />

relevant to what is aNew Normal.<br />

They learn anew word of the week, a<br />

kwaha, or idiom, and awhakatauaki/<br />

whakatauki, aquoteorproverb, to guide<br />

them for the week, Marlena says.<br />

Care extends to home environment ... Karanga Mai mum Caite Hutson with children<br />

Sophia, Chase (a nephew), and Poppy.<br />

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were to dreamtogether we couldachieve<br />

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Ngi Thuriri; Kia atawhai ki te iwi which<br />

translates as ‘‘care for the people’’,<br />

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‘‘It’s likewe’ve flipped normal<br />

KarangaMai life,’’ Jacintasays.<br />

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at the moment, but we’re now coming<br />

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Rates help<br />

at hand<br />

The Hurunui District<br />

Council is developing a<br />

policy for delaying rates<br />

payments.<br />

It will be for those<br />

experiencing financial<br />

hardship related to<br />

Covid­19, and who will<br />

struggle to pay rates.<br />

Adraft policy went to<br />

the council’s <strong>April</strong><br />

meeting and is being<br />

further refined.<br />

The council says it is<br />

working to help those in<br />

extreme hardship and<br />

struggling with rates.<br />

They are asked to reach<br />

out to council.<br />

Residents who have<br />

communicated their<br />

hardship and come to an<br />

arrangement with the<br />

council will be offered<br />

relief where possible.<br />

To talk to the council<br />

about the issue, email<br />

rates@hurunui.govt.nz.<br />

Mayor Marie Black says<br />

the council is there to<br />

help, but relies on<br />

residents communicating.<br />

“As acouncil it is really<br />

important that our<br />

community know our door<br />

is always open and feel<br />

encouraged to contact us,<br />

so that we can, in turn,<br />

offer help and support.<br />

“We would like<br />

residents to feel<br />

confident that they can<br />

ring us for support and<br />

guidance whenever they<br />

may need us.”<br />

Vege'n Out back in business<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Woodend’sfresh produce retailer is backtrading.<br />

Vege’n Out owner Nick McLachlan is finally<br />

taking orders for contactless deliveryoffresh fruit<br />

and vegetables afterafrustrating few weeks.<br />

His new website vegenout.co.nz wentonline this<br />

week and he has beenbusyrestocking, ready to<br />

beginmaking deliveries from today.<br />

Vege’n Out was forced to close when the<br />

lockdown took effect on March 26, as it was not<br />

deemed an essential service, even though thereis<br />

no supermarket in the town.<br />

But Nick got word lastweek that he could<br />

resume trading,aslong as it was ‘‘contactless’’.<br />

Sincethen he has beenworking hard to get his<br />

website running, which he began work on last<br />

November.<br />

Nick saysthe government subsidy is helpingto<br />

pay staff wages, but there was areal urgencyto<br />

return to trading for the survival of his business<br />

and to support the community.<br />

‘‘Woodendbeing Woodend,the wordwill get out<br />

very quickly thatweare available. We’ve had very<br />

good support from Woodend. Our community and<br />

clienteleare still theretosupport us and without<br />

that we might have been in adarker place.’’<br />

Localresidents can make ordersbyphone, text,<br />

emailand on thewebsite.<br />

Trading ... Nick McLachlan is ready to take online<br />

orders for fresh fruit and vegetables at Woodend’s<br />

Vege’n Out.<br />

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Councillors go online to hold meeting<br />

Waimakariri's district councillors<br />

met this Tuesday for the first full<br />

council meeting since the<br />

lockdown.<br />

The council meetingwas held<br />

two weeks later thanthe usual<br />

firstTuesday of the monthand<br />

was held online.<br />

But Mayor Dan Gordon said<br />

aheadofthe meeting that it would<br />

be apublic affair.<br />

He said he was not sure<br />

whether the publicwould be able<br />

to viewitlive or whether it would<br />

be available later. ‘‘We’re still<br />

tryingtowork thatout, but it will<br />

be publicly available.<br />

“We have been meeting weekly<br />

as acouncilvia Zoom and<br />

community boardshave been<br />

catching up viaZoom, so they<br />

have the ability to keep<br />

connecting as well.”<br />

Council staff are also meeting<br />

daily on Zoomcalls and Mr<br />

Gordonhas been participating in<br />

onlinemanagement meetings.<br />

The Waimakariri Youth<br />

Council also met last weekvia<br />

Zoom to discuss how to support<br />

local youth during the remainder<br />

of the lockdown and in the weeks<br />

and months ahead.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Natural hazards, earthquake<br />

recoveryand the Covid­19 lockdown<br />

were discussed at therecent<br />

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held using video technology.<br />

MayorCraig Mackle says natural<br />

hazards are continuing to create<br />

headaches as the recoveryfrom<br />

the 2016 earthquake proceeds.<br />

The quake created landslips in<br />

the hills, whichremainvulnerable<br />

to weather events, and created<br />

new floodzones.<br />

“The big unknown is whenthe<br />

stuffactually comes out off the<br />

hills. While the work is continuing<br />

on the roads,the equipment is<br />

thereready to go to maintainit, but<br />

when that work stops the challengewill<br />

be keeping on top of it.<br />

“Whenever there's aweather<br />

eventoranorthwesterly wind<br />

there's slipsoff thehillsand it'sgot<br />

to go somewhere,whether that'son<br />

to the roadsorputtingthe<br />

riverbeds up.” There arealso new<br />

questions aroundwhereitis<br />

appropriate to build, the levelof<br />

risk and whatsteps are practical to<br />

reduce the risk.<br />

Work has been suspended on<br />

the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Transport<br />

Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR)<br />

work on the roads.<br />

The lockdown could lead to the<br />

NCTIRwork being extended<br />

beyond the planned December<br />

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6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Keep to your bubble<br />

The teamat theHurunui District<br />

council Emergency Operations Centre<br />

has been relativelyquiet,which is<br />

heartening.<br />

Butwhatthistypically means to me<br />

is thatour community is doingwhat it<br />

doesbest —takingcareofeach other.<br />

To furtherextendthe support<br />

available, Ihaveencouraged several<br />

communitygroups to applyfor<br />

Ministry of SocialDevelopment<br />

funding.<br />

Thesegrants may be usedto support<br />

members of our community who may<br />

needassistanceasaresult of Covid­19.<br />

With the eventual move fromlevel4,<br />

this maymeanweare permittedto<br />

extend ourcontactsand to include<br />

other family members,along with the<br />

resumptionofwork in some areas.<br />

Schoolsmay be open with limited<br />

attendance, althoughthis is likelyto<br />

be offeredasamixed model of<br />

classroom and online.<br />

Iamgratefulfor the principals and<br />

teachers who continue to inspire<br />

learning. Thankyou for your<br />

innovationand willingnesstosupport<br />

the younger membersofour district<br />

and their learning forthe future.<br />

Anothergroupof “unsung heroes”<br />

thathaveemergedduring this<br />

lockdown periodisthe local“posties”<br />

delivering mail, medication and<br />

groceriesto those in need.<br />

Yourservices have always been<br />

there forus, butsomewhat takenfor<br />

granted—but not now norintothe<br />

future.Thanks to youall.<br />

❛The lockdown has highlighted<br />

the need for us all to shop<br />

locally and ensure our<br />

businessescontinue to thrive ❜<br />

Oneofthe mostsignificant<br />

observations throughthis “stayhome”<br />

phaseisthe importance of local<br />

business to keepour communities<br />

functioningthrough aperiod when<br />

travel is affected.<br />

Thelockdownhas highlightedthe<br />

need for us all to shoplocally and<br />

ensureourbusinesses continue to<br />

thrive and be there forus.<br />

With Anzac Dayfastapproaching,<br />

weknowthatmany NewZealanders<br />

have beenaffectedby war or know<br />

somebody whohas.<br />

This year, anew threat facesall<br />

nationsasthe impactofthe<br />

coronavirus deepensworldwide.<br />

As we allfacethosechallenges, we<br />

rememberwith appreciation those<br />

who have served in thenameofpeace<br />

andjustice.<br />

We all havearesponsibility to<br />

maintain the valuesofinclusiveness,<br />

kindness andcompassion.<br />

However wechoose to engagewith<br />

AnzacDay in <strong>2020</strong>, let us honour the<br />

legacyofthosewho haveservedour<br />

nation and continueto be unitedasa<br />

HurunuiDistrict.<br />

We willremember them.<br />

Jobs must be saved<br />

Covid­19 restrictionshave been extended<br />

for another week. Despite the huge<br />

sacrifices we have all made, the<br />

Government simply hasn’tdone the<br />

groundwork required to have us readyto<br />

ease the restrictions.<br />

We should have been in that position<br />

from Thursday.<br />

All businesses, who coulddososafely,<br />

should have been abletoreopen and get<br />

people back into work. The economic<br />

consequences of further damage to<br />

businessesand widespread<br />

unemploymentwill be harmful.<br />

We are now beingheld back becausethe<br />

Governmenthas not been testing,contact<br />

tracing and providingpersonal protective<br />

equipment to the required standard.<br />

The rate of testing for the first half of<br />

lockdown was low, and work has only just<br />

begunonsurveillance testing to confirm<br />

whether communitytransmission is<br />

occurring. Experts have identified major<br />

shortcomings in themethodsbeing used.<br />

When lockdown ends on Monday, kickstartingthe<br />

localeconomiesaround New<br />

Zealand shouldbeone of our highest<br />

priorities. Many regions have been starved<br />

of valuable tourist dollarsand we need to<br />

find away to stimulate the economies of<br />

theseregionsuntilthe viruscan be<br />

controlled and we can begin bringing in<br />

tourists once again.<br />

Ihavebeen advocating for Immigration<br />

New Zealand to relaxrules around visas.<br />

Visa holderswilling to work,but unable<br />

to do so because of their visaconditions,<br />

should be used to filllabourshortages for<br />

businesses where Kiwis are currently<br />

unavailableand if it is safe to do so. We<br />

cannot let firms miss out on revenue due to<br />

not being able to find workers.There has<br />

been some easingofthese conditions but<br />

they need to go further.<br />

The Government must worktoensure<br />

that regional businesses,too importantto<br />

fail,get the support they need. Sounds Air<br />

has been asuccessful business in recent<br />

years, offering essential transport links<br />

around New Zealand. It is concerningto<br />

hear it may go intoreceivership dueto<br />

beingunabletoaccess state support.<br />

If businesseslike thesegounder,itwill<br />

have devastating long­term impacts on the<br />

economy. I’ve started apetition to get the<br />

Government to supportthis business. It<br />

has more than5000 signatures already,<br />

highlighting the importanceof<br />

Marlboroughhavingits ownairline.<br />

Avaluable way people can contribute to<br />

their communityrightnow is to buy local<br />

products and support local businesses.<br />

While Iknowmanyhouseholds may be<br />

tighter on theirspending, Iurge themto<br />

buy locally even if asimilar product can be<br />

foundcheaper online. Doing so will go a<br />

long way to preventing localbusinesses<br />

from shutting and friends, families and<br />

neighbours from losing theirjobs.<br />

Toughtimes lie ahead, but we are no<br />

stranger to these. Kiwis know how to get on<br />

with it. Businesses should make the most<br />

of the support packages available.<br />

National is working to ensure more<br />

supportisput in place for small to<br />

medium­sized businessessothat they in<br />

turn can keep more people in work.<br />

When the outbreak ends, we willall<br />

need to support each other to keep<br />

businesses going and people in jobs.<br />

Supporting local businesseswill go along<br />

way to getting things started.<br />

Local sport will remain the glue that binds our community<br />

Sports enthusiasts across the region are hankering for areturn to what now seem like the ‘good old days’. Lindsay Kerr says local sport,<br />

which has yet to emerge from the lockdown, is crucial to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s social fabric.<br />

Lockdown frustrations for<br />

sports enthusiasts,participants<br />

and administrators show no<br />

signs of easing,aswemove<br />

toward Covid­19 alert level 3.<br />

LifeasweknowitinNew<br />

Zealandhas never beenso<br />

disrupted at such alevelsince<br />

World War 2and few of those<br />

involved nowwouldhave been<br />

alive duringthose years.<br />

Professional sport grabs<br />

headlines in the current<br />

situationwith itsfinancial<br />

woes,and we spend hours<br />

watching countlessreplays of<br />

ourparticularfavourites.<br />

However, there is much more<br />

to thesporting picture,<br />

particularly in therural areas<br />

whereclubsportisoftenthe<br />

glue of thelocal community.<br />

This youwill neverread<br />

aboutinadaily paper,oron<br />

your device,orhearabouton<br />

television or radio.<br />

Thewide extremes of<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>provide<br />

someclassic examples.<br />

Eveninthe larger centres of<br />

Rangiora andKaiapoi, sports<br />

clubs continue to provide a<br />

special role in thecommunity.<br />

Often, playing thegame can<br />

be secondary. Thisisespecially<br />

the casefor rugby,whichisnot<br />

onlythe highestprofile sportin<br />

the nation, butalsoin<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>.Here, aSaturday<br />

willstartwiththe junior grades<br />

and flow throughthe adult<br />

gradeslater in the day.<br />

Playing is onething,but then<br />

thereare the after­match<br />

functions whichinvariably<br />

involve preparing and serving<br />

food for thevisiting playersand<br />

supporters,along withthe<br />

usualsocial activity at the day’s<br />

end.<br />

Many of therugby fixtures,<br />

andindeed cricket, can involve<br />

bustravel.<br />

This,alongwith social<br />

activitiesatthe clubs, alladd to<br />

thewonderful community<br />

experience that localsport<br />

provides.<br />

Its activity is considerably<br />

morethanwhat youexperience<br />

in anymetropolitan area where<br />

any socialising between teams<br />

and supporters has largely<br />

disappeared.<br />

May Ioffer three cheers to<br />

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Dr Ashley Bloomfield, but<br />

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Laura takes exercise online<br />

Laura Organ has taken<br />

her fitnessclasses online.<br />

Her business is among<br />

many in<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

thinking outside thebox in<br />

aworld turned upside<br />

down by Covid-19. Gina<br />

McKenzie reports.<br />

Adesiretoboost physicaland<br />

mental wellbeing, while<br />

helpingclientsmaintain an<br />

exercise routine, prompted<br />

Laura Organ, of PT on<br />

Panckhurst, to move her<br />

classesonline the day before<br />

the lockdown began.<br />

Before lockdown, Laura ran<br />

box fitclasses forgeneral<br />

fitness, and balance and<br />

strength sessionsfor seniors at<br />

the Woodend Community<br />

Centre,along withpersonal<br />

training sessions from her<br />

home gym.<br />

She has kept onlinesessions<br />

runningtoprovide asense of<br />

routine. Thisalso allows her to<br />

work from home in her roleas<br />

acommunity strength and<br />

balanceadviserwith Sport<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Laura offeredthe first week<br />

of classes free so she couldtest<br />

the new system. She is<br />

providing access to all classes<br />

for $10 aweek during the<br />

lockdown.<br />

“It’s important to exercise<br />

regularly to keep our bodies<br />

and minds healthy during this<br />

stressful time. Inormally<br />

charge $8 to $12 per class but<br />

decidedtoreduce this to make<br />

Readytogo... LauraOrgan,ofPTonPanckhurst, prepares for her next online fitness class.<br />

it accessible for everyone.”<br />

Lauraisusing Zoom to host<br />

her classes. It allows her to see<br />

participants performing the<br />

workoutsand she can offer<br />

advice. She has upgradedto<br />

the paidversion to live stream<br />

classes beyond the 40­minute<br />

limitfor the free version.<br />

Another benefit is the live<br />

interactionbetween class<br />

members andLauraduring<br />

sessions. “Havingaquick chat<br />

about everyday things like<br />

whatwe’re havingfor dinner<br />

before or after the classhelps<br />

everyone feelconnected. Also,<br />

if peopleneed to check something<br />

duringthe class, they can<br />

ask me questionsanytime.”<br />

With peoplehavingless<br />

space to exercise at home,<br />

Laura hasadapted her<br />

workouts to fit into a1metre by<br />

1metrespace, and uses<br />

household items, suchascans<br />

insteadofweights.<br />

Laura is pleased to see how<br />

clients, particularly olderones,<br />

have adapted quickly to Zoom.<br />

“Everyone’s said it’s simple<br />

to use. You just click an email<br />

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Laura’s advicefor other<br />

businesseswanting to try<br />

something new is to embrace<br />

stepping outside your comfort<br />

zone. “I had thought about<br />

onlinesessions before but<br />

hadn’t got around to it, so it’s a<br />

greatopportunity to learn<br />

something new. It’s all about<br />

getting creative and adapting<br />

to exercising in anew way.”<br />

To learn more,email<br />

laura@pt­on­panckhurst.co.nz<br />

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Still tough<br />

for retailers<br />

By DAVIDHILL<br />

7<br />

Moving to alertlevel3will make little<br />

difference to Waimakariri’s retailers,<br />

localbusiness leaders say.<br />

ShopsonRangiora's High St and<br />

Williams St in Kaiapoi will remain<br />

closed as the country’s lockdownmoves<br />

to alert level 3next week.<br />

Rangiora PromotionspresidentRoss<br />

Ditmer saysmost membersare likelyto<br />

remain shutfor now, but somefood<br />

outlets are gearing up for takeaways.<br />

“We realise the best thing is to take the<br />

pain now.Wedon’t want to go back to<br />

levelfour.’’<br />

He says therewill need to be some<br />

conversations around leases and<br />

discussions with banks.<br />

Mr Ditmer, whoisalso Rangiora RSA<br />

Club president, says the RSA plansto<br />

offertakeawaydinners so members can<br />

enjoyaroast.<br />

Real estate is continuing to trade<br />

online through the lockdown, with plenty<br />

of interest from overseas.<br />

“The Bayleys website normally gets 15<br />

percent of views from overseas, but in<br />

the last few weeks it has been 45%,” says<br />

Mr Ditmer, theBayleysRangiora<br />

manager.<br />

“We've had people from the United<br />

Kingdomlooking to buy sightunseen.”<br />

One agent set up aZoom meeting last<br />

week to show aprospective buyer<br />

around ahouse.<br />

Kaiapoi PromotionsAssociation (KPA)<br />

business manager MartynCook says<br />

whilesomemembers are trading online,<br />

he believes most will remainunderlevel<br />

three. He says KPA is looking at ways to<br />

promote the townonce the country<br />

movestoalert level 2.<br />

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Maintaining Alert Level 4<br />

It’s time to digdeep, andkeeplocking-inthe gainswehavealready<br />

made at AlertLevel 4. Thank youall forcontinuing to do your bit.<br />

CanbusinessesopenatAlert Levels 4or3?<br />

Only essential businessescanoperate at AlertLevel 4. At Alert<br />

Level3,businessescan starttrading,aslong as they cando<br />

so safely.Atbothalert levels,peoplemust continue to work<br />

from home wherethis is possible.<br />

At Alert Level 3workplacesmust:<br />

• meetappropriate public healthrequirements<br />

• maintainphysicaldistancing betweenworkers at alltimes<br />

• tradewithout physicalcontactwithcustomers(e.g. viaphone<br />

or online orders,and by ensuring allpick-ups, drive-throughs<br />

anddeliveriesare contactless)<br />

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UnderAlert Level3mostchildren andyoungpeoplewill continue<br />

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on Wednesday29<strong>April</strong> forstudentsuptoYear 10.However,<br />

children that canstayand learn at homeshoulddoso. Children<br />

whoaresick or vulnerable should alsostayhome andtheywill be<br />

supported to do so.<br />

In themeantime, whileweare still at AlertLevel 4, schools will be<br />

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distancelearning or returning to school,contact your school.<br />

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Remember –thereisnostigma to COVID-19. Anyone cangetit,<br />

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NORTH CANTERBURY HOME SCHOOLING<br />

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9<br />

Students home in on new knowledge<br />

Studying ... Year<br />

13 Rangiora High<br />

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Canine support ... Hannah Leslie, aged 13, and Baxter take part<br />

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Home outlook... Jessica Radka, aged10,<br />

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she missesher friends, playing golfand<br />

Highlanddancing.<br />

On the job ... Rangiora High School Year<br />

11 student Harry Gartery.<br />

Hunkering down ... From left, Max Paterson, aged 11, Will Paterson, 9, and Isabella<br />

Paterson, 7. All normally attend the new Te Mataturu School in Rangiora.<br />

Numbers game ... Sean Radka, aged 8, says mathematics<br />

is his favourite subject. He is permanently home­schooled<br />

with his sisters, Jessica and Courtney.<br />

Picturesque outlook ... Rangiora High School Year 12<br />

student Diaz Mckay at her workstation.<br />

New routine ... Rangiora High School Year 12 student<br />

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Are lifestyle blocks athing of the past?<br />

Will Council's Plan Review stop<br />

4.0ha lots?<br />

There isanew District Plan coming, and we expect<br />

major changes to the minimum lot size for rural<br />

subdivisions, in some or most parts of the District.<br />

It is intended for release mid <strong>2020</strong> (around June)<br />

however this may be delayed due to the national<br />

Covid-19 lockdown.<br />

So, if you own 8.0 or more hectares (20 acres) of<br />

rural land in Waimakariri District and you’ve been<br />

considering subdividing, now is the time to have a<br />

chat to your local surveyors, Survus Consultants<br />

about your options.<br />

What is theWaimakariri District<br />

Plan?<br />

The District Plan is the Council’s planning rulebook<br />

and governs how people can build on or develop<br />

land in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

As well as making sure that future development is<br />

sustainable and protects our natural resources for<br />

generations to come, the Plan ensures that new<br />

development meets regulatory requirements like<br />

our National Planning Standards and the Resource<br />

Management Act. It also supports growth in the<br />

region - the Waimakariri District is booming and<br />

needs arobust set of rules to make sure itcan<br />

continue to grow well into the future.<br />

The District Plan is reviewed every 10 years to<br />

make sure it’s up to date with the needs of the<br />

community, and current regulations. It’s under<br />

review at the moment, with the updated plan<br />

scheduled for release in mid-<strong>2020</strong>.<br />

We’ve had a thorough read of the Waimakariri<br />

2048 District Development Strategy -which is the<br />

Council document that underpins the District Plan -<br />

and we expect the new plan to include changes to<br />

the rulesand requirements around subdivisions.<br />

What are the currentrules for<br />

rural subdivisions?<br />

The current Waimakariri District Plan allows for<br />

rural subdivision and building, with a lot and<br />

dwelling density of 4.0ha being required (and<br />

certain other criteria).<br />

What are the proposed<br />

changes?<br />

Until the updated Plan is released, we won’t know<br />

the full details -but there are strong indications<br />

that the minimum lot size for subdivisions will<br />

increase.<br />

Simply put: it’s likely that if you want to<br />

subdivide, 8.0 hectares (2x4halots) will no<br />

longer beenough -you’ll need alarger piece of<br />

land.<br />

The Waimakariri 2048 District Development<br />

Strategy says; “While lifestyle lots are afeature of<br />

the District and many enjoy the open spaces, the<br />

most frequent comment made during early<br />

communityconsultation was adesire to restrict<br />

Dan and Craig from Survus Consultants on site discussingaproject.<br />

further subdivision of rural land into lifestyle lots [...]<br />

Based on the feedback received the Council will<br />

explore increasing the minimum rural lot sizes in<br />

parts ofthe District.”<br />

Council also noted that over the last decade, 73% of<br />

all new rural houses were on lots between 4-4.99<br />

hectares in size and that if this trend continues<br />

more than 3600 new lifestyle lots would be<br />

created by 2048.<br />

What does this mean for you?<br />

If you own 8.0ha or more of rural zoned land, &<br />

have been considering subdividing, don’t waste<br />

time. Mid <strong>2020</strong> is not far away, and the Council<br />

require a fair amount of information to go to<br />

Council in support of asubdivision application.<br />

If you secure your subdivision consent now, it’ll be<br />

valid for five years -sowhile you don’t have to<br />

subdivide straight away you can lock in your<br />

consent before the rules change, and preserve your<br />

slice of rural paradise!<br />

Give our friendly team acall or an email and we<br />

can talk you through the application and consent<br />

process. 0508 SURVUS or hello@survus.co.nz


Shearing gangs under pressure<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Shearing remains an<br />

essential service, but<br />

restrictions are creating<br />

headaches for <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> shearers as<br />

winter looms.<br />

Shearing contractors<br />

spoken to by the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> say while<br />

they support the lockdown<br />

restrictions, there could be<br />

animal welfare issues ahead<br />

if they get too far behind in<br />

their shearing workload.<br />

Rangiora shearing<br />

contractor Rowan Nesbit<br />

says the level 4lockdown<br />

restrictions mean his<br />

shearers are working in<br />

smaller teams and having to<br />

travel to jobs in separate<br />

vehicles, slowing the work<br />

and adding to the costs.<br />

“To keep the two­metre<br />

distances, we can only have<br />

two shearers and two shed<br />

hands on ajob and we have to<br />

ask the farmer to stay away.<br />

“In smaller sheds that<br />

becomes alogistical<br />

challenge.”<br />

Last week, he had ateam<br />

shearing in Lees Valley,<br />

where they shore just 350<br />

sheep aday between two<br />

shearers, instead of the usual<br />

900 sheep aday.<br />

He is looking forward to the<br />

lockdown moving to level<br />

three, which will allow<br />

shearing teams to form a<br />

bubble, share cars, and have<br />

one metre spacings, which<br />

will improve efficiency.<br />

Golden Shears ... Rangiora shearer Hugh de Lacy, left, who works for Rowan Nesbit Shearing. He<br />

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“We are doing the jobs that<br />

are urgent and farmers are<br />

trying to hold off until things<br />

settle down, but if we get too<br />

far behind it will become a<br />

nightmare, especially if we<br />

get bad weather.”<br />

Shearing contractor Mike<br />

Morgan operates between<br />

Amberley, Kaikoura and<br />

Hanmer Springs. He says<br />

there is an urgency to get<br />

work completed with winter<br />

and early­season lambing<br />

approaching, but there could<br />

be ashortage of shearers if<br />

travel restrictions are not<br />

relaxed.<br />

“From now on it's abusy<br />

time of year for the next three<br />

to four months. In Waiau, we<br />

need to get things done<br />

before it gets cold and the<br />

snow gets to them.<br />

“We usually get shearers<br />

and shed hands from the<br />

<strong>North</strong> Island, but they can't<br />

come at the moment, so we've<br />

got to work with what we've<br />

got.<br />

“We will get through May,<br />

but in June it will become a<br />

problem.”<br />

Mr Morgan says fly­strike is<br />

an issue, meaning there is an<br />

urgency to get sheep shorn,<br />

and many Corriedale ewes<br />

are shorn annually in May.<br />

“They've got 12 months of<br />

wool on them, so you can't<br />

really leave them any<br />

longer.”<br />

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Joys of agood vegetable patch<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Interestingrowing vegetables has<br />

increasedduringthe Covid­19 pandemic<br />

lockdown, with seed companies<br />

stretched to fillorders.<br />

‘‘Theaverage size of most orders is<br />

markedly higher than they would<br />

normally be at this time of year,’’ Kings<br />

SeedsNew Zealand co­owner Gerard<br />

Martin says.<br />

‘‘Thedemand has beenabout 10 times<br />

more thanover the same period in<br />

previous years.’’<br />

The most popularseeds are the winter<br />

vegetables, broccoli,cauliflower, carrots,<br />

cabbages,turnips, leeks, Florence<br />

fennel, parsnips, beetroot, broad beans<br />

and swedes. Orders have been delivered<br />

by couriers.<br />

One of Waimakariri’s most prominent<br />

gardeners, Helen Roberts,saysthere are<br />

many creative ways to grow vegetables in<br />

the home garden. Choosing asuitable<br />

site is the firstimportant step.<br />

‘‘Veges need all the light they can get,<br />

at least six hours aday in summer, so<br />

don’tlocate your patchinthe shade.’’<br />

Also,prevailingwinds cause damage, so<br />

considerwhat shelter is available.Close<br />

access to water is equallyimportant.<br />

Home gardeners can start avegetable<br />

plot by simply diggingarectangle on top<br />

of the lawn of about one metre across so<br />

it can be reached from both sides.<br />

She doesnot favour high­sided raised<br />

garden bedsasthey require more water.<br />

‘‘Sides of around30cm high are most<br />

efficientunless the gardener is unableto<br />

bend,’’she says. However,the exception<br />

is carrots, which do betterinelevated<br />

planter boxes to deter rust fly,which<br />

tendstofly close to ground level.<br />

‘‘Foraraisedbed you will need to buy<br />

abalanced garden mix (a blend of<br />

compost,bark, pumice and fertiliser).<br />

Happyplace ... Helen Robertsinher Woodend garden.<br />

Don’t use potting mix, because it dries<br />

out and is hard to re­wet, or straight<br />

compost, whichistoo rich.’’<br />

She also recommends using plenty of<br />

mulch and soakerhoses with atimer as<br />

the best waytowater efficiently.<br />

Helen is amongthe group of women<br />

who establishedthe popular Kaiapoi<br />

CommunityGarden10years ago.She is<br />

still aregularvolunteer there andalso<br />

has alarge fruit and vegetable garden at<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP<br />

her homeinWoodend.<br />

Helen and her husband, Gary, an<br />

arborist,wanted to ‘‘grow justabout<br />

everythingweeat’’ and they have<br />

achieved that with their bountiful,sprayfreegarden.<br />

‘‘I love the lushness of afull<br />

vegetable gardenand just walking<br />

arounditand workinginitiswhat Ilike<br />

most,’’ Helensays.<br />

‘‘Havingflowersinthe mix makes it<br />

morecolourful and enjoyable,’’ she adds.<br />

Ultrasound<br />

gear bought<br />

Kaikoura residents now have access to<br />

crucial acute ultrasoundscanning and<br />

more rapid diagnostic assessments,<br />

thankstodonations that helped secure a<br />

$45,000 ultrasound machine.<br />

Mia Health Foundationbought the<br />

machinefor Kaikoura Health, thanks to<br />

donations of $22,000 each from Pegasus<br />

Health and <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

electricity distribution company<br />

MainPower.<br />

Mia chief executive Michael Flatman<br />

says the machinewill enable ahigher<br />

level of care for local residents and stop<br />

unnecessaryreferrals to Christchurch.<br />

Kaikoura Health’s previous<br />

ultrasound machinewas abasic portable<br />

machine, not fit for purpose. It had<br />

limited uses. Many patients had to be<br />

referred to Christchurch for the quality<br />

ultrasound examinations they needed.<br />

With more than 20 referrals being<br />

made each month by Kaikoura Health to<br />

Christchurch’s Radiology services,<br />

patients often joined waiting lists.<br />

Mr Flatmansays having atop­of­therange<br />

ultrasound machineinKaikoura<br />

will make areal difference.<br />

MainPower chief executive Andy<br />

Lester says backingthe cause was anobrainer.‘‘It<br />

was easy for us to understand<br />

the benefit it would provide.’’<br />

Kaikoura Health’s Dr Andrea Judd<br />

says the machine will assist with better<br />

diagnoses and more definitive treatment.<br />

‘‘We’re also hoping that the purchase of<br />

this machine will help towards our longterm<br />

goal of attracting aspecialist<br />

sonography servicetoKaikoura.’’<br />

Move welcomed<br />

Flour is the hot-ticket item<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The Covid­19 outbreak has sparked<br />

unprecedented demandfor flour in<br />

supermarkets,with panic buyers creating<br />

ashortage.<br />

Rangiora New World supermarket<br />

owner­operator Robin Brownsays<br />

queues of shoppershave been waiting for<br />

the store to open every morningsincethe<br />

level4lockdown began, and flour has<br />

been in bigdemand.<br />

‘‘Flour sales have increased markedly<br />

as customers areathome isolating with<br />

theirfamily and have taken to baking<br />

again.’’<br />

He says he has never seen anythinglike<br />

this kind of demandfor flour before.<br />

‘‘Flourdemand increased after the<br />

earthquakes but not anything near how it<br />

is now.Myunderstanding is that there is<br />

plenty of flour but oursuppliers are<br />

struggling to get it packaged and to our<br />

stores in the volumeswerequire.’’<br />

ChampionFlourMillingNew<br />

Zealand’s chiefexecutive Bruce Peden<br />

says the pandemic has created‘‘a new<br />

demand for flour’’, which began before<br />

the lockdown started.<br />

‘‘Therewas obviously panic buying for<br />

bread and other bakery­typeproducts as<br />

well as retailflour.’’<br />

Theshortage is not causedbyaflour<br />

shortage but ratherthe ‘‘abilityofthe<br />

retailpacking equipment that is available<br />

to keep up with the surge in demand’’.<br />

Mayor packs<br />

groceries<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon took time<br />

out from Zoomcalls on Friday to pack<br />

groceries.<br />

He joinedwith Civil Defence volunteers<br />

and council staff to shop at Rangiora New<br />

World for residents unable to do their own<br />

shopping during the lockdown.<br />

‘‘It was great to be able to support those<br />

whoare vulnerable in our community.<br />

‘‘Hats off to the supermarkets in our<br />

districts for making sure we have got plenty<br />

of food and adequate provisions to support<br />

us through this time.’’<br />

Mr Gordon says his role involved calling<br />

residents, takinggrocery orders and then<br />

fillingthem. The groceries were then<br />

delivered to residents' doorsteps.<br />

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is<br />

welcoming the Government's decision<br />

to move to alert level 3nextweek.<br />

It will allow more local firmsto<br />

operate in acontactless and safe<br />

manner.<br />

Mr Doocey saysitwill comeasa<br />

huge relief to both local businesses<br />

and residents. ‘‘I think it gives<br />

businesses somecertainty that they<br />

can enter theirpremisesthis week to<br />

ensure theyare ready give a<br />

contactless service and also keeptheir<br />

staffsafe.<br />

‘‘We needtoacknowledge how well<br />

we haverespondedasacommunity in<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>.’’<br />

It is now time to get businessesback<br />

up and tradingsafely,and to support<br />

thosewho have lost their jobs or<br />

income,hesays.<br />

Mr Doocey says it is important that<br />

residents heedthe restrictions.<br />

Are youan<br />

essential service?<br />

Canyou deliver goods to<br />

your customers?<br />

Please contactuson<br />

info@ncnews.co.nz to seehow howwecanhelpwe help


2070788<br />

Automotive &Recovery<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

•<br />

Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 313 2840<br />

Public Notices<br />

ANZAC Day<br />

Refuse and Recycling Arrangements<br />

On week commencing <strong>April</strong> 27, some rubbish and recycling collection days will<br />

change for one week only. As pick-up times may vary from normal, please place<br />

securely tied Hurunui Council refuse and recycling bags at the kerbsideby8am.<br />

Monday 27 <strong>April</strong><br />

Tuesday 28 <strong>April</strong><br />

Wednesday 29 <strong>April</strong><br />

Thursday 30 <strong>April</strong><br />

Public holiday –ANZAC Day<br />

No Collections<br />

Hanmer Springs andGoreBay<br />

Amberley,Amberley Beach, Leithfield, Leithfield Beach,<br />

Waipara, Greta Valley,Omihi, Scargill, Motunau Beach and<br />

Cheviot<br />

Culverden, Rotherham, Waiau, Hawarden and Waikari<br />

Council is storing recycling until the processing plant in Christchurch reopens, It<br />

is more important than ever that recycling is not contaminated, Please help by<br />

remembering the following:<br />

✓ Always wash and dry recycling thoroughly to protect your household<br />

and our frontline staff.<br />

✓ Throughthe recycling bags, it is possible to recycle paper,cardboard, plastic<br />

bottles (no lids) and food and drink cans only.<br />

✓ Place clean food and drink cans in aseparate Hurunui Council recycling bag<br />

for collection.<br />

✓ Soft plastics and shopping bags are not accepted for recycling in Hurunui;<br />

please place these in your refuse bag.<br />

✓ Food, clothing, garden waste, plastic strapping and polystyrene are not<br />

recyclable. Recycling bags will be stickered and left in they contain these<br />

items.<br />

✓ If in doubt –place it in the refuse.<br />

Bundles of cardboard will not be collected, but can be recycled via the transfer<br />

stations during opening hours for free.<br />

Transfer Station Arrangements<br />

All transfer stations are closed on both Saturday 25, Anzac Day and Monday 27 <strong>April</strong>.<br />

For further information on the amended transfer stations hours, during the Covid-19<br />

shutdown in Hurunui, phone 03 314 8816 or visit www.hurunui.govt.nz<br />

227<strong>23</strong>24<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

Firewood<br />

FIREWOOD dry split pine<br />

2cum $180 plus cones and<br />

delivery, ph 027 739 1218.<br />

GUM 3m3 $340, 6m3<br />

$640 dry. Free Delivery<br />

Rangiora/Amberley.<br />

Special small cut gum 3m3<br />

$280, 6m3 $530 (limited<br />

supply). Ph: 03 312 9394,<br />

027 919 8074 or email:<br />

lifestyleworx@amuri.net.<br />

Plumbing<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65 years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

Aaron McCartney<br />

Certifying Plumber<br />

Cell 027 366 9091<br />

A/H 03 310 2137<br />

Free Call:<br />

0508 44EVER<br />

EMAIL:<br />

plumber_27@yahoo.com<br />

2172994<br />

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Livestock<br />

TEXEL ROMNEY cross<br />

ewe hoggets suitable for<br />

breeding /lifestyle blocks<br />

phone 021 626 449 or 03<br />

385 4966.<br />

TEXEL ROMNEY cross<br />

ram hoggets suitable for<br />

breeding. Phone 021 626<br />

449 or 03 385 4966.<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian<br />

Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

*RELINE * *REPAIRS<br />

* I S<br />

HOURS<br />

8.30am -12noon<br />

- Monday to Friday<br />

FREE E CONSULTATION O<br />

AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

For a/h repairs<br />

phone (03) 310-3044<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm<br />

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

Religious Notices<br />

Key to the bible<br />

We nearthe end of Gentile mis-ruleoverthe<br />

World’saffairs; Jesus’ return, Armageddon,<br />

and hisre-establishmentofthe Kingdom of<br />

Godonthis earth, afteraglobal upheaval.<br />

He tells us the signs thathistory willbe<br />

repeated.<br />

Read Luke’sgospel,chapter17verses26to32.<br />

Noah’sera wasinfamous forcorruption and<br />

violence (Genesis 6vs11to13).<br />

Lot’s agefor gross immorality,(Genesis 19).<br />

Passions inflamed appropriately,<br />

God incinerated them.<br />

Note:<br />

Shameless NZ is on the Pacific RimofFire.<br />

Be warned.<br />

Find out more: www.keytothebible.org<br />

The Christadelphians<br />

0508 Gospel<br />

0800 Bible Truth<br />

Email: info@keytothebible.org<br />

Gardening<br />

GARDEN heges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

Stock Feed<br />

HAY, HAY, HAY. 50<br />

round bales at $50 +gst ea<br />

(near Cust ­ buyer to<br />

arrange own loading). Text<br />

or call 027 3<strong>23</strong> 2878 or 03<br />

312 5863.<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

FORESTRY plantations<br />

and shelter belts wanted for<br />

export and local market.<br />

Please ph 029 773 1001.<br />

For Sale<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

1902273<br />

CARPENTER / Painter<br />

specialising in alterations &<br />

renovations, repairs &<br />

maintenance, 35 plus years,<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

2089195v2-4/4-S<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

or A/H 03 359 4605.<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

experienced<br />

builder. Telephone Trevor<br />

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

Builder<br />

Trade&Services<br />

PAINTER, qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or txt<br />

Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Lilybrook Decorators. Now<br />

semi­retired looking for<br />

those odd jobs. Phone<br />

Gordon 027 430 2938.<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant.<br />

Exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEP ­<br />

Winter’s coming!!! Time to<br />

service your fire. From $80<br />

+ gst single storey. 0800<br />

SWEEP ME or 021 0277<br />

1927.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

too big or too small. Ph 021<br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

Semi retired painter. Small<br />

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945<br />

or 027 693 8360.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 30<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 31A Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9<strong>23</strong>0.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T­shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

licenced 313 0261 or email<br />

heather.norstar@gmail.com.<br />

VALUATION ­<br />

Specialising in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

geoff@maxval.co.nz.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Painters<br />

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Robin Driver 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 1859949<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,<br />

horse, all types of animals.<br />

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,<br />

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office03312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 0<strong>23</strong><br />

2220615<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

available. Experienced,<br />

reliable and honest. Ph 03<br />

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.<br />

Phone 03 313 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

Butchery<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Electrician<br />

Windows &Doors<br />

15<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial<br />

WINDOW MARKETPLACE<br />

•New &Used<br />

•Timber&Aluminium<br />

•Windows &Doors<br />

8am-5pmWeekdays<br />

8am-2pm Saturday<br />

215 Waltham Rd,Sydenham<br />

Ph (03) 3796159 info@windowmarket.co.nz<br />

Fax(03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz<br />

2225862<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

1680439<br />

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COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD APRIL <strong>23</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

Moving to Alert Level 3<br />

With the transition to Alert Level 3coming next<br />

week the Council have been considering new<br />

guidance and how this impacts the services we<br />

provide to the community.<br />

We will provide an update here on planning<br />

to date and, as this develops, you can find<br />

out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19<br />

In the short term our focus is on making sure<br />

any immediate rate increases are as low as<br />

possible, while looking at what role we have to<br />

play in investing locally in infrastructure projects<br />

that have positive flow on effects to contractors,<br />

suppliers and in turn stimulate the economy and<br />

result in jobs.<br />

Right now what does this mean<br />

for residents?<br />

Waimakariri ratepayers facing financial hardship<br />

because of COVID-19 have arange of options<br />

available to provide relief from rates -including<br />

deferral. All options can beaccessed by<br />

contacting our team on rates@wmk.govt.nz or<br />

0800 965 468.<br />

Re-budgeting for the coming year will be done<br />

as part of the Annual Plan process. Council will<br />

meet on Tuesday 21 <strong>April</strong> to hear what budget<br />

options are available and will instruct staff to<br />

amend the Dra Annual Plan accordingly. Public<br />

hearings will live-streamed on Wednesday 6May<br />

with aCouncil meeting in late May toagree<br />

to changes.<br />

Service changes when we move to Alert<br />

Level 3from 28 <strong>April</strong>:<br />

Kerbside collections and recycling<br />

The Southbrook Resource Recovery Park<br />

will open for rubbish and green waste, with<br />

appropriate distancing and no cash payments<br />

allowed. One person per vehicle only. The Oxford<br />

Transfer Station remains open for official<br />

Council branded rubbish bag drop-off only.<br />

We can’t accept recycling at the Southbrook<br />

Recovery Park. It is our hope that we will be in a<br />

position to take limited quantities of separated<br />

cardboard and glass bottles and jars at some<br />

point in the coming weeks, although this will not<br />

be available when we first transition to Alert<br />

Level 3. We’ll you informed about any changes<br />

to our levels of service.<br />

Kerbside collection continues as normal.<br />

Customer Services<br />

All of our Council facilities remain closed and the<br />

majority of our staff will work from home until<br />

Alert Level 2. We are still providing awide range<br />

of essential services and you can access our<br />

Customer Service staff by calling 0800 965 468,<br />

emailing office@wmk.govt.nz or via our website<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

Aquatics Centres<br />

Aquatic centres remain closed. Our staff are<br />

preparing for opening when we move to Alert<br />

Level 2with physical distancing measures put in<br />

place and are looking at ways to appropriately<br />

limit numbers of users.<br />

Libraries<br />

All ofour libraries continue to be closed, and we<br />

are not able to accept book returns. Overdue<br />

charges will be waived. We can continue to<br />

provide guided support of all our online resources<br />

and encourage the public to contact us online<br />

library@wmk.govt.nz ,checkout the latestnewson<br />

our website libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz/home and<br />

to view the range of virtual story times, activities<br />

and helpful videos via our Facebook page.<br />

Parks, Reserves and Community Facilities<br />

All dog parks and playgrounds (including<br />

skate parks) remain closed due tothe risk of<br />

transmission of the virus from surfaces –please<br />

keep away and tell your kids to keep away too.<br />

You may see contractors around community<br />

facilities and reserves as maintenance work<br />

resumes under strict Health and Safety guidance.<br />

Please stay home, follow the rules, be kind<br />

and take care of each other.<br />

We are here to help. You can contact us<br />

in anumber of ways:<br />

• Rangiora Service Centre<br />

office@wmk.govt.nz, 0800 965 468<br />

• Orsearch for us on facebook<br />

@WaimakaririDistrictCouncil<br />

• Try our online options waimakariri.govt.nz/<br />

services/online-services<br />

• Snap Send Solve App.<br />

Upcoming Meetings<br />

The following meetings will take place<br />

via video conference (Zoom) and will<br />

be live streamed through our website.<br />

• Council<br />

Tuesday 5May at 1pm<br />

• Annual Plan Deliberations<br />

Wednesday 6May at 1pm.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

Governance Manager<br />

SUPPORT SERVICES<br />

Support for families:<br />

Locally there are people who can help:<br />

• Presbyterian Support 03313 8588<br />

• Age Concern <strong>Canterbury</strong> 0800 80 33 44.<br />

Local food banks:<br />

Kaiapoi:<br />

• Kaiapoi Community Support 03 327 8945<br />

or kcs.coord@wellbeingnc.org.nz<br />

• StVincent de Paul Society 03 327 5124,<br />

03 327 2177 or frankbrown@snap.net.nz<br />

Rangiora:<br />

• Hope Trust 03 313 4997, 022 639 9844<br />

or gail@hctcounselling.co.nz<br />

• StVincent de Paul Society 03 312 8342,<br />

027 229 8198, mpblake@clear.net.nz or<br />

kellycolleen@xtra.co.nz<br />

• Salvation Army Rangiora 03 313 6947,<br />

june.lang@salvationarmy.org.nz or<br />

christine.demaine@salvationarmy.org.nz<br />

Oxford:<br />

• Oxford Community Trust 03 312 3006,<br />

021 995 972 or jo@oxfordtrust.co.nz<br />

National helplines:<br />

• There isadedicated Healthline 0800<br />

number for COVID-19 health advice and<br />

information -0800 358 5453. This is<br />

supported by online at covid19.govt.nz.<br />

For other health related issues call<br />

0800 611 116<br />

• ‘Need to talk?’ service on 1737 to talk<br />

with atrained counsellor<br />

• Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text <strong>23</strong>4.<br />

Their website also has aweb chat facility<br />

youthline.co.nz

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