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An Anzac Day to remember
The fallen werenot forgotten in
NorthCanterbury on Anzac Day.
Residents in lockdown made
poppies andplaced them in
paddocks, lawns, along fences,
and up poles.
At 6am on Saturday, many
stoodatthe end of their
driveways to remember, while
The Last Post and Reveille broke
the silence across the region.
in Rangiora and red balloons
took to the sky over Amberley.
For four veterans at the
Amberley RestHome and
outside the homeat10.30am
provided themwith achance to
For 94yearold John Stopford,
it was aday on whichhecould
remember his military servicein
the British Navyand Army.
‘‘I have taken the day as my
personal day of remembrance for
people in the Army, Navy, and
Airforce, who didn’t come home.’’
Kaiapoi RSA presidentNeill
Priceflew aNew Zealand flag
and an RSA flag in front of his
houseand placed whitecrosses
on his front lawn.
‘‘I understandtherewere quite
afew displays in people’s front
gardens and on their fencesand
people stoodat6am at their front
doorsand at the end of their
‘‘Despite the restrictions, it
went pretty well.”
Salvation Army bandmajor
Bill Peck performed the role of
“the lone bugler”, playing The
Last Post and Reveille at 14
district between6am and 7pm.
Rangiora RSA presidentIan
Woodend and Rangiora war
More pictures,page 10
Lest We Forget ... War veterans, clockwise from rear left, Desmond
Earl, aged 89, John Stopford, 94, Wally Heaven, 96, and Allan Ramsay,
96, at the Amberley Rest Home and Retirement Studios during an Anzac
Day service outside the home.
We will remember them ... Jorja Bush, who attends Waiau School, places awreath on the Cenotaph on
behalf of the school, after walking along the Waiau Memorial Pathway with her family.
PHOTO: ALIX BUSH
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Council eyes world after lockdown
By DAVID HILL
The Waimakariri District
Council has started planning
for the district's recovery
beyond the Covid19 lockdown.
With the country now at alert
level3,councillors attending a
recent meeting via the
conference app Zoom called on
The meeting was
livestreamed on YouTube.
Chiefexecutive Jim Palmer
said the pandemic was
creating “a set of impacts on
our district andour world that
we haven't seen for some time”.
“The impacts are not only
from ahealthpoint of view,but
thereisalso an economic
impact and we are feeling the
effects immediately with the
He said the impacts of Covid
19 werelikely to last for years,
shutdowns causing significant
He predictedthe effects on
Waimakariri could be smaller
thanother districts in the
region, which had agreater
reliance on tourism.
“We havestrong population
our rural sector putsusina
But the impact was being felt
in the district,with many
businessesunable to operate
under lockdown conditions.
It was estimated that40to45
or about8000 people, were
employed in essential services,
which meant about12,000
“may not have been able to
work” under alert level4.
“We’vegot lots of anecdotal
stories of peopleonreduced
hours or likely to lose their
jobs, and alot of our people
work in Christchurch,sowe
will be looking at developments
in bothdistricts closely.”
Mr Palmer said the council
already had an estimatedloss
of $1.5million because of
Covid19, which included the
loss of revenuefrom the
closing of the aquatic centres
and reducednumbers of
building consents and
inspections, while working
remotely had also added costs.
“It will take us three months
The Widest Music Variety
to fully assessthe overall cost
and to explorehow much
recognised social, environmental,
economic and cultural
They askedthat it be
options for thecouncil to lead
in the district's economic and
votedtooffer “a rental
holiday” to May 31 for sports
clubs, community groups,
hospitality and commercial
business that leasedcouncil
facilitiesand were unable to
operate during lockdown.
Hand-crafted creations prove popular
By ROBYN BRISTOW
Dozens of birdfeeders and
treasure boxesare being
crafted by residents at Charles
skills havecome to the fore in
building the functional art
pieces, whichare then
decorated by others in the
They are then put to good
use by residents, or given to
family members as agift.
Initial templateswere made
before Covid19 became of
concern in New Zealand. More
recently,they have been
decorated by villageresidents
workingwithin the social
distancing requirements of the
The inspirationcame from
townhouse resident Lynn
Andrews, who made them for
his grandchildren. They were
“overthe moon” to receive
some of his handiwork.
He workedwith Grant
Kearney in joinery, and a
contractingjoiner on the initial
residents Colin Dixon and Bob
Fox in the village workshop
Sincethen, the decorationof
the items has becomean
Village concierge Lizz Read
said residents from both the
special care unit and resthome
had decorated the treasure
Boxing on ... From left, Colin
Dixon, Lynn Andrews and Bob
boxes. They added final
touchesfor family members.
Some of the bare materials
were donated by one of Ryman
Aspire Joinery and its owner
Lynn hopes to start asimilar
projectwith the children at
nearby Fernside School after
“I went and made acouple
up and my grandchildren loved
them. Ithoughtifthey like
them, all other kidswill
probably like them,” Lynnsays.
Popular items ... Charles Upham resident Pam Haywood with one
of the trinket boxes.
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By DAVID HILL
are coming up withinnovative
future, WaiYouthhas taken to
District Council youth
development facilitator Sam
“WaiYouth is an eventsfocusedgroup
the whole year plannedout,
but that has beenput on hold.
“They weresick of just
information allthe time,so
they were looking for things to
do to keep peopleconnected,
active and to give people
“Theyhad abit of a
stillcan’tdoevents at alert
there’s no mass gatherings —
so they’re lookingatwhat it
mightlooklike to run online
WaiYouth has beenposting
Weekone’staskwas to make
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Sporting future... An artist’s impression of the Waimakariri District’snew stadium being built in Coldstream Road, Rangiora.
Virtual tour of stadium now online
By SHELLEY TOPP
Christchurch architectural company
Warren and Mahoney has released a
virtual flythrough tour of its design for
The video can be seen on the
Waimakariri District Council’s
It gives viewers asense of scale of
the building, while also showcasing the
main fourcourt facility and some of
the other smaller multiuse spaces.
Construction of the $28 million
stadium stalled because of building
restrictions during the Covid19 level4
However, building activity will be
allowed to resume under the level3
lockdown, which came into force this
week, provided workers can maintain
safe physical distancing.
The four courts inside the new
6000squaremetre stadium are being
configured for futsal, handball,
korfball, volleyball, netball, badminton
The stadium will also house a
central fitness facility, changing
rooms, and coaching and meeting
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for those in your bubble.
8. Haveapicnic lunch in
9. Teach an adult in your
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10. Watchthe animal live
“Happiness is not something
you postponefor the future, it is
something you design for the
present.” —Jim Rohn
spaces. It is designed to seat about 500
It is being built by Leighs
Construction on Coldstream Rd,
Rangiora, near the MainPower cricket
oval, Waimakariri allweather hockey
turf and the Maria Andrews Park
Other land nearby is earmarked for a
proposed tennis facility.
The stadium will be run by the North
Canterbury Sport and Recreation
The facility is expected to open mid
only9000youth in the
“It musthave gonefar and
widebecausewe’ve had afew
including one from ayoung
hoping to holdits popular
competition laterinthe year,
talentshow, with contestants
sending in video clips.
“Theyoungpeople are all
techsavvy, butthey still miss
“Mental health is abig issue
among young people,so
having abit of variety in your
day and tryingdifferent things
is important, instead of being
in front of the screen all day.”
The Waimakariri Youth
Council intends to run an
online survey to consult with
the community for itsDudley
Parkproject in Rangiora, after
cancelling itsplanned skate
jam earlier this month.
Sam also hopes to interview
via Zoom in the next few
weeks, after asuccessful
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Region looks after its own
By DAVID HILL
Brian Davey hasvisited
but he is proud to call
Canterbury Trust board
years agofor the
“We arevery lucky
we’ve got aspecialand
which looks after its
own,” he says,
response to Wellbeing
Brian was born in
Canterbury and has
worked in Shanghai
and Britain, in ajob
which saw him travelto
but coming hometo
New Zealand was
always something we
The travel gave him
an “empathyfor people
and hasbeen beneficial
in developing atourism
his Ohoka base.
The Covid19 travel
he can get some
businessfor his fleet of
Mercedesmini buses in
In the meantime, the
support his employees
and he is offering them
budget advice and
support where he can.
“In times likethese
you’ve got to look after
your ownwellbeing, but
also be awarethat you
can help others tooand
organisation at a
by Enterprise North
Canterbury, where he
met manager Deirdre
“Deirdre was at my
tableand whatshe had
to sayreally appealed
to me andtheyhad
He joinedthe board
2 1 ⁄2 yearsago and
He says Wellbeing
Challenges ahead ... Brian Davey says looking after
community wellbeing will become more important in
work has flowon
of businesses in
Covid19 appeal, which
“The businesses in
North Canterbury are
people in the
their workersand their
customers. It reallyisa
Brian is married to
and betweenthem they
children and three
Cash for project ... An area of Okuku Downs will benefit from
Cash to aid biodiversity
By ROBYN BRISTOW
tussock swamp, amanuka hill
slopeand asection of astream
in Lees Valley has been given a
The 48hectare site on Okuku
DownsinNorth Canterbury is
beingdeerfenced to keep out
feraldeer, and cattlewhichare
run on the property.
The Waimakariri Water Zone
Committeehas backed the
project with a$25,000
Immediate Steps Biodiversity
The work, to which the
landowner is contributing, is
expected to cost$59,000.
Michael Blackwellsays the
project rateswell in terms of
protecting awetland with high
“It’sgreat to see thissort of
project getting under way. It’s
no secret that I’m awetland
man. I’d like to see Waimakariri
sprout wetlands all through
its network of creeks,streams
and drainage systems to help
filterrunoff before it gets into
“This is ahighvalue project
relatively intact ecosystems,
including ared tussock
wetland, adjacent manuka hill
slope and asection of Okuku
Alarge proportion of the
funding will go towardfencing.
“The deer fencewill effectively
deal with someofthe major
threats to theseecosystems. It
will also allowthe vegetation to
recover to its best possible
potential. Ilook forward to
The wetland has intact
hydrologyand is in relatively
good condition despite recent
cattleaccess. The hill slope has
been burnt in the pastbut is
regenerating with manuka. The
meander and cobblebottom.
The committeehas $104,500
ayear to give to such projects.
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Cycle trail considered
crucial to local tourism
By DAVID HILL
Enterprise North Canterbury
(ENC)has renewed calls for
funding to develop the Wheels
to Waiparacycle trail,asit
businesses beyond lockdown.
The Waimakariri District
Council has applied on ENC's
behalf to the Crown
InfrastructureFund to get the
project off the ground.
ENC manager Heather
Warwick said it would be “the
greatest domestic tourismgift
we can receive”.
She saysebikes are selling
strongly, particularly among
baby boomers, with former
Ayersanavid user of his ebike
on the district's cycle trails.
biggest winner, with over
100,000 daily users per year,
“Local existing businesses
will benefit from the cyclists
exploring the towns and tracks
and it fits well with our North
Canterbury Food and
Beverage project and brand.”
Mrs Warwicksaysthe cycle
trail wouldbebuilt on land
owned by the Christchurch,
councils and Environment
Canterbury, making it “shovel
ready”, with no need for
Mrs Warwick says KiwiRail
is also backing theprojectand
would assist with pickup and
dropoff of cyclists at the
Waipara Railway Station.
Since the lockdown, ENC
has stepped up effortsto
support local businesses, with
311 business engagements, 153
business interviews through
the RegionalBusiness Partner
programme, and theissuing of
124 New Zealand Trade and
(collectively worth $108,000)to
It has extended its reachto
Kaikoura to ensure support is
available to businesses across
all North Canterburydistricts.
Grantsof$400 are available
for localbusinesses seeking
cashflow forecast advice.
negative impacts on their
business,” Mrs Warwick says.
“Cashflow is the lifeblood of
every business. We recognise
and unprecedented times
there is aneed to work
together and do everything we
can to ensure businessesare
getting the expertadviceand
support they need.”
Afood and beverage sector
programme,funded by the
Ministry of Business, Innovationand
beenlaunched, with Alissa
Miller employed for two years.
“Oneofthe strengths of the
Kaikoura and North
Canterbury economies is the
production of avariety of food
products and food processing,
beverages,” Mrs Warwick says.
“There was an identified
needtofurther develop this
economic sector and its
associated industriessuch as
tourism, innovation/talent and
The Visit Waimakariri team
has alsodeveloped the
#inspireyou campaign on
social media, where people
can share images of whatthey
“love about Waimakariri”.
Guestappearance ... Dual New Zealand Trotting Cup winner Monkey King makesaguest
appearance at the Rangiora HarnessRacingClub’s Christmasmeeting.
Rangiora axes race meetings
The Rangiora Harness
Racing Club has cancelled
the rest of its racemeetings
for theseason, which ends on
The decision comes as the
racing industry preparesto
resume meetings under strict
will resumeunderlevel 3.
Venues havebeen cut from
36 to 12, and the four
racetracks named for
harness racing do not
include Rangiora Raceway.
Club president Greg Wright
believes it is now unlikely
meetings will be held in
Rangiora before November.
Six local meetings will be lost
in the runup to July 31. It
will have abig impact on the
club, he says.
uncertain whether harness
racingtrials and workouts
will resume at Rangiora
Raceway while meetings are
unable to be held there.
reopenthe raceway for workouts
and possibly trialsbut
Thechosen harness venues
By SHELLEY TOPP
Musicals’ production of
Joseph and the Amazing
has been postponed until
Auditions took place in
Rangiora last October and
the show was set to open in
the Rangiora Town Hall on
May 7. It is now scheduled
for April/May next year,
subject to confirmation
that the performance
rights can be deferred.
‘‘As we are asmall
community theatre we
have to wait patiently for a
decision as the rights
holders are currently
working with the bigger
Broadway shows that have
been postponed first,’’
Michelle Hampton says.
The decision to postpone
it was particularly difficult
because the theatre group
was only days away from
opening ticket sales.
The cast had been
With the current pandemic
recommendation by the
Ministry of Health, the
board regrettably decided
to postpone, Michelle said.
‘‘We did not take the
decision lightly and
considered our moral
obligation to look after our
cast, crew and patrons.’’
Consideration was also
given to ‘‘the many and
varied ways that
cancellation could still
happen to us at any time if
we pressed ahead and the
likely financial position in
which it would leave the
society if we were to
continue at this time’’. The
cast will be welcomed back
for next year’s show and
auditions will be held only
for roles left vacant by
anyone unable to return.
Director Kirsty Allpress
and musical director
Gavin Hurley both
indicate they are keen to
continue in their roles for
next year’s show.
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MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE
Lockdown is difficult,
but please stick with it
secondday underlockdown seemsabit
tough.Anyone else feelingthat?What
gives me strength is the incredible spirit
thatKaikoura showswhentimesare tough.
Everyone I'vespokentoseems to be
more worriedabout other people than
themselves. That said, the welfareteam at
theKaikouraDistrictCouncil has donean
incrediblejob working withthe likes of
Ha oTeOra KaikouraHealth andothers to
Whare Putea, Te Ha oMatauranga, Te Tai
oMarokura, Runanga oKaikoura,Ngai
Tahu,the Lions, andmanyothers who
have been working incrediblyhardaswell.
Myheartfelt thanks to all involved.
If there is anything positive to come from
the earthquakes, it’s that we sure know
how to manage acrisis! It’sthe old
community way and Ifeel proud of the way
Kaikoura has worked together underthe
limitations of level 4restrictions.
For me,this communityspiritwas
especially highlighted as ImarkedAnzac
Dayduring the weekend.
Although things feel hard and uncertain
right now,Ican’t help butthinkhow lucky
we areatthe same time.
The young men andwomen we
rememberedonSaturday, April 25,had no
essentialservices as they found
themselves fighting for peace in astrange
land. Iwas recently reminding acertain
adult daughter of this as shelamentedthe
factshe missed her friendsand couldn’t go
We mustkeepinmindthatthe danger
we currently face is impossible to see.
Evenunder level3restrictions, we still
needtobevigilant and maintain our
bubbles. We arestill in the middleofthis.
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Chlorine added as a
water safety measure
By ROBYN BRISTOW
Chlorine levels have been increased in
Hurunui District Council water schemes
in line with arecommendation from the
World Health Organisation (WHO).
Chief executive Hamish Dobbie says
all council water schemes have been
chlorinated for about three years.
But with the Covid19 pandemic the
dosage had been increased to help
prevent any illnesses that might occur
through waterborne diseases.
‘‘WHO recommended the increase not
so much because chlorine is effective
against viruses, but because they did not
want hospitals getting clogged up with
people suffering from gastro illness
during the Covid19 pandemic,’’ he says.
Ian Brown, who emailed the North
Canterbury News about the chlorination,
says his water stinks. When he asked the
council why it was chlorinating the
water, the reply indicated it was to stop
people getting Covid19.
Mr Dobbie said the delivery of the
message was not clear and should have
said the chlorine was aimed at reducing
people being affecting by other illnesses
and potentially clogging up hospital
He says people who do not want to
drink the water from the system can fill
containers from atap outside the public
toilets in Amberley, and drink from a
fountain where chlorine has been taken
out of the supply.
‘‘We’re doing what we can to protect
people at this time,’’ he says.
Mr Dobbie says all service staff on the
council have been working hard to
ensure all services keep running
‘‘There is awhole bunch of front line
staff delivering services. These are not
emergency staff. They are council staff
and contractors who are getting the job
done, and done safely, to ensure
everyone has water, and there are no
other problems with the services the
council delivers,’’ he says.
Mr Dobbie says there will be some
extremely difficult financial times after
‘‘Already, there are businesses in the
Hurunui district that are saying they will
not open again.’’.
Towns such as Hanmer Springs that
thrive on tourism will have to look
closely at how to proceed, along with the
council and its Hanmer Springs Thermal
Pools and Spa business.
Mr Dobbie says the pools contribute
$2 million ayear to pay interest on
council debt, and partially fund
activities on reserves.
‘‘The pools were having abumper
season until we had to close them. But
our situation is not unique,’’ he says.
Agriculture was the district’s largest
industry but it, too, was not in that good
Rain had come, but it was not enough
to break the back of the drought. ‘‘More
rain is needed for winter crops, and
farmers are carrying alot of stock
because of the lack of space at the
‘‘It will be difficult. But we have
proved we can adapt before, and change
the way things are done. We will change
again and make stuff work.’’
Rubbish restrictions ease
Rubbish and green waste pitshave
reopened at the Southbrook transfer
station in Rangiora.
The resalestore and main recycling
area will stay closed underalert level 3.
Heavyrestrictions were placed on
transfer stations duringalertlevel 4.
Recycling was put on holdatthe stations
and they wereallowed to remain open
only for commercial rubbishand small
quantitiesofhousehold rubbish which
had to be placedinskipsincouncil
rubbishbags inside the station gates.
However, the rubbish and green waste
pits reopened on Tuesday.
The station is also now able to accept
glasswith lidsoff, and fromMonday,May
4, it will takeclean cardboard.
Numbers are being limited in the dropoff
areas.‘‘Thiswill slow thingsdown, and
Waimakariri DistrictCouncil solid waste
manager KittyWaghorn says.
‘‘Please understand that it is going to be
very busy,and expect delays if you come
along in the first few daysafterwereopen.
If possible, we askresidents to wait
aweek so we don’t getoverwhelmed.’’
Only one personper vehicle will be
allowed at present. No cash willbe
accepted. Paywave is preferred.
‘‘Wewill be recording customers’
details so theycan be contacttraced if
necessary, which will add to delays.’’
Waimakariri rubbishbags can still be
dropped into the skips inside the gate
during normal opening hours.The Oxford
Transfer Station will be open at its usual
times (Friday12.30pm to 4.30pm, Sunday
noonto4.30pm)but only for dumping
Waimakariri rubbishbags in the skip
inside the gate.
Canyou deliver goods to
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How to keep
your bubble safe
at Alert Level 3
Keeping your bubble small is the bestway to keep the people in
your household protected. It helps keep other people safe too.
Because the morecontact you have withother people, the more
opportunity the virus has to spread.
Keeping itsmall meansrestricting yourbubble to your
immediate household,and maybe extending it asmall amount
if youneed to –perhapsbyone or two peoplemaximum.
This could mean reconnecting with closefamily, bringing in
acaregiver,orsupporting an isolated person.
Information about keepingyour
Areneighboursallowed to mergebubbles?
Not forsocial reasons. Unfortunately, we allneed to say‘no’ to a
beer withthe neighbour until COVID-19isunder control. Youcan,
however, support someone who is isolated andneedshelp.
CanIvisit my family if they arespreadout
across more than oneother bubble?
Youcan’t join multiple family bubbles together. The waytostay
safe is to limityour exposuretootherpeople as much as possible,
includingfamily members. As mentioned, you can visit someone
whoisisolated or needs help. However, you should make sure
you’re theonlyone joining their bubble.
Canour flatextend ourbubbletoanother flat?
At Alert Level3thisisnot allowed. Itwould open up the potential
forthe virus to spread.Remember,the morepeopleinyourbubble,
the greater the risk.
Imoved into my parent’s housefor the
lockdown.Can Inow returntomyflat?
Youcan return to yourflat,but youmust only move once,
and in one direction (i.e. youcan’t live across two properties
or return to yourparent’s place multiple times).
CanIvisit my girlfriend,boyfriend or partner
at AlertLevel 3?
It is okay to re-unite with your partner if youwereseparated during
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CanIextend my bubble to includeaperson
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Extendingyourbubble to someone in anothersuburb is okay.
However,you cannotiftheyare in anotherregion.
Am Iallowedtoextend my bubble to someone
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Howbig can our bubblesbetostill stay safe?
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Howdobubbles work withsharedcustody
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We really appreciate youworkingsohardoverthe last fewweeks to providethe essentials.
And thanksfor stayingvigilant and keeping a2-metre distance when youleave us our
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Find the answersfaster at Covid19.govt.nz
8 North Canterbury News, April 30, 2020
Driving service adds delivery option
By SHELLEY TOPP
ANorth Canterbury companion
driving service is diversifying to
help local businesses reopen
during the level3 lockdown.
For the last eight years,
Driving Miss Daisy North
Canterbury has served as a
companion driving service for
members of the community
unable to drive themselves to
shopping trips or the airport.
However, under the level4
lockdown, business fell
significantly despite being an
approved essential service.
Because of the downturn
North Canterbury’s jointfranchise
Anderson decided to include an
additional delivery service to
her business during level 3.
“We will continue to operate
as alocal driving service,
transporting clients to and from
essential appointments and
workplaces as well as delivering
groceries. But under level 3we
would like to also offer delivery
service options to North
Some business reopening
under level 3may require a
One Kaiapoi business has
already booked the service and
Heather hopes more will try it.
To learn more, contact Heather
on (021) 224 5606 or email
Diversifying ... HeatherAnderson,
jointfranchise owner of Driving Miss
DaisyNorth Canterbury, is adding a
new deliveryservice during the level
Ahunter who drove a230km
round trip for afourdayhunt
in the Lewis Pass will face
charges after hunting on
Department of Conservation
The 33yearold firearms
licence holder from North
Canterbury went hunting
from Monday to Thursdaylast
week duringthe level4
hunting was not allowed. The
man has been chargedwith
obstructing amedical officer
of health and unlawful
hunting.Hewill appear in
court in June.
Canterbury Rural Area
Commander Inspector Peter
Cooper says police take
breachesseriously. ‘‘If you’re
thinking of going hunting
during Alert Level3,besure
to followthe strictrules.’’
Hunterscan now hunt on
private land within their
region, but not on public
Shop from home!
Online shopping and phone orders are
now available in North Canterbury
from the retail and service businesses
All have worked hard to ensure they
can offer contactless pick up and
delivery options, as prescribed under
the Level 3, Covid-19 protocols.
These local businesses are now reliant
on North Canterbury supporting them
by shopping local, and safely, from the
comfort of their couch.
Spending our dollars locally helps the
viability of businesses and services
who support their local communities,
Fresh Ready Meals
Made in Rangiora
for pick up in Rangiora
Monday/Tuesday every week.
Order online at www.fitfood.nz
-atcheckout in the shipping section
choose “Rangiora Pick Up”
From minor scuffs to
major smash repairs -
We’re back to fix it all
New contactless customer service
Ph 313 4113
and will help to kick-start the economy
when the pandemic emergency is over.
Many of us have been reminded how
important it is to have alocal retail
store or service industries close to
home during lockdown, particularly
for food and trade supplies.
When appliances have called it a
day, having alocal retailer or service
agent, has proved invaluable.
Now it is time to show our
appreciation and shop local.
Under Level 3options to shop locally
are broadening and we need to back
Georgie and Anna thank you for
supporting your local equestrian supplies
store and look forward to having you
shop by phone, email or online for
contactless delivery and pick up
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available for all home
Phone &email orders welcome
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Our support now for local businesses,
is more important than ever for their
long term future and for the vitality of
Shopping local can be afantastic
experience, with the opportunity to
form long lasting relationships with
trusted and loyal local businesses.
Local business owners strive to
provide more personable, hands-on,
and memorable customer service.
And by buying local it helps grow other
businesses in North Canterbury’s
urban areas and small towns.
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ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIONS
10 North Canterbury News, April 30, 2020
Unique Anzac Day leaves indelible mark
AnzacDay commemoration ... Lauren Hancox,
of Rangiora,marks Anzac Day with her newborn
son, Zinzan Nicholson, at the Rangiora Health
Hub. Zinzan was bornat8.11am on April 22, three
hoursafter Lauren arrived at the healthhub for the
birth. Lauren’s partner, DanielNicholson,was
present for his son’sbirth but wasonly allowedto
stay for four hours under level4 restrictions.
We willremember them ... Haylee Marsh and Kharleah Van Lent, both8,who attend
Rangiora Borough School, made aposter for theirfence at hometocommemorate Anzac
Day. The pair are studying at home online.
Recycled bags ... The Robinson family made
poppies from recycled shopping bags using
instructions on YouTube. They put them along
their roadside fence north of Rangiora, and on
apower pole for the district to enjoy, Bridgitt
Dawn remembrance ... Bagpiper Lucas Paterson, aged 13, of
Okuku, at asmall community Anzac Day dawn commemoration
on Birch Hill Road in Okuku.
Red and black ... Homemade poppies became afamiliar sight
around the region.
Fallen honoured ... The Amuri Mounted Rifles Troop,with four horses fullymounted, and the fallen
soldier’s horse, stand at 6am at theWorldWar 1memorial at The Peaks,northwest of Hawarden. The
horses were fromthe Anzac MountsEquine Rehab Unit stables. TheLast Post was played, as were
the national anthems of New Zealand and Australia.
Special remembrance ... Residents in the Amberley Rest Home and Retirement
Studios bubble mark the day.
COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD APRIL 30 2020
Waimakariri District Council
Update on Services at Level 3
As we move into Alert Level 3this week we collectively breathe asigh of
relief that the lockdown seems to have had the desired effect and wecan
turn our minds torecovery planning.
Next week the Council will meet on Tuesday 5
May followed bypublic hearings on the Dra
Annual Plan 2020/21 on Wednesday 6May.
These meetings will be live streamed and you
can pop on to our website to watch them live.
Council continues to provide arange of services
with the majority ofstaff working remotely
Some key service changes include:
This is back up and running but only plastic
types 1, 2and 5can be accepted. All other
plastics, including lids need to go in the rubbish.
Please make sure your bins are out by 7am on
collection day, and that they are spaced at least
Southbrook Resource Recovery Park -Open for
green waste, rubbish disposal and recycling of
clean mixed glass –expect delays in the first few
weeks. From Monday 4May it can accept clean
flattened cardboard. All other drop-off areas
Oxford Transfer Station -Open for drop-off of
official Council branded rubbish bags in the skip
during normal opening hours. From Friday 1
May it will accept clean flattened cardboard and
glass. All other areas are closed.
The Cust Rural Recycling Drop-off remains closed.
Information on rates relief is available on our
website. You can contact the team on 0800 965
468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team can
work with you tocome up with aplan that suits
your circumstances –please contact us as soon
as possible so we can help you.
Parks, Reserves and Community Facilities
The access gates to our beaches will be opened
to the public and you can go to your closest
beach –please still practice physical distancing.
While our parks and reserves are open –please
don’t use playgrounds, skate parks or dog parks.
These are closed and where possible locked or
have tape or signage in place. Please make sure
that your kids stay out of these spaces too.
There is arisk ofbreaking your bubble and
physical distancing can be hard in these spaces.
And again please clean up aer your dogs when
you are out and about –your dog, your mess!
Our librarians continue to work from home and
are keen to connect from their bubble to yours.
You can reach them by email on library@wmk.
govt.nz, by phone on 311 8901, or via Facebook
Please note that Waimakariri Libraries is unable
to take any returned items during Alert Level 3.
Hold on to your items and we will let you know
when we are accepting returns again. All loans
have been extended and there will be no overdue
fines accrued during this time.
Capital Projects and Maintenance
You will notice Council staff and contractors will
be restarting key projects and maintenance work
across the District where it is safe todoso.
There have been changes made to the way both
site inspections for contractors and building
inspections will be carried out to keep everyone
safe. You can find out more information at
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.
• 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 Hearing
Wednesday 6May at 1pm.
While we have closed the Civil Defence
Emergency Operations Centre we
continue to point people in the right
direction for support and help when
they need it.
At times like this it’s normal to experience
symptoms of stress related to COVID-19.
And if you’re unsure of who to contact for
support you can touch base with us for a
steer in the right direction.
We can all
We all need to work togetherifwewant to slowthe spread
of COVID-19. Unite againstthe virus now.
Be kind. Check-in
Find out more at
drying your hands
into your elbow
if youare sick
Environment Canterbury–we’re here to help
During the COVID-19pandemic,weare all havingto
adapt to new ways of working.Our mainfocus, as for all
New Zealanders, is takingevery possible step to keep
family,staff and colleagues safe and healthyathome.
Therehavebeen severallegislativechanges and
decisions that impact Environment Canterbury’s
dailyoperations –‘essential’and otherwise. We’ve
highlighted the keychanges below,and whereto
find the most up-to-dateinformation. Referring to
our website–www.ecan.govt.nz –willbekey as we
navigatethe different alert levels. Youcan also call
our customer services team on 0800 324636 with any
questions youmay have.
We arealso looking at COVID-19recovery projects and
what contribution can be made through those projects to
the wider regional and national recovery post-lockdown.
Kia atawhai, kia haumaru |Bekind, be safe
Thefirstplacefor information regarding what canand cannot
be doneatthe different alert levels under COVID-19 isthe
Governmentwebsite: www.covid19.govt.nz. This is thecentral
SeveralactivitiesEnvironmentCanterbury has oversightof
contributetothe health of your families and the community,
particularlyunder alert levelrestrictionsand as we head into
winter.Aswell as the information providedbelow,rollingupdates
with moredetail areavailableonthe Environment Canterbury
• Home heating: Whileweknow that smoke from wood burnersisa
contributor to urbanair pollution, it is essential forpeople to stay
warm in their homes. If youare using awoodburner, regardless
of its age, we advise youtouse good burning techniqueand good
quality wood. Wood burner upgrades, whereapplicable, should
continueonce alert levelrestrictionsallow.
• Outdoor burning: Fireand Emergency NZ is asking peopleto
refrain from anyoutdoor burningwhileweare at Alert Levels 3
and 4. This is to help limit the exposure and risk to their crews
responding to calls.
• Essential services: These include (but arenot limitedto):
natural hazard event monitoring; flood response; remoteair
quality monitoring; and public transport.
• Compliancemonitoring and enforcement:Manyofour normal
processes relating to CMEwill continue, but with somechanges
related to alert levelrestrictions.
We’remindfulthat the COVID-19restrictionshaveplaced
unexpected financialstrainonmanybusinessesand individuals
thatwedealwith regularly, and that consent holdersinparticular
maystillberequired to payfor services thatcontinue during this
period. Please know that staff areavailable to discussoptions for
thoseofyou experiencingfinancial hardship.
Get in touch with us
• Facebook: @EnvironmentCanterbury
• Customer services: 0800 324636
• Public transport: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Snap Send Solve app
Someofyou going back to work or school during Level3will need
publictransport as an important part of your day. Our greater
Christchurchnetwork is nowoperating aSaturdaytimetable
runningMonday–Saturday, andaSunday timetablerunning on
Sundays,for most services. No fares arebeing charged.InTimaru
the MyWay on-demand service is operating alongsidethe Timaru
Link.Visit metroinfo.co.nz for moredetail and updatesasalert
levels changeoremail email@example.com
Manyofour staff areinvolvedwith the CanterburyCivil DefenceEmergency
Management response to COVID-19, responsiblefor supporting the
nationally-ledresponseataregional level. Civil Defence staff playavital
role in responding to bothlocal,regional,and national emergencies. They
fill avariety of rolesacross planning,intelligence, operations,logistics,
welfareand public information functions to helpensurethe community is
safe. Keep up-to-dateonFacebook:@CanterburyEM
Government website: www.covid19.govt.nz and helpline 0800779 997
Canterbury helpline: 0800 24 24 11
Healthline: 0800 358 5453
Need to talk? Call or text 1737 or
Essential businessenquiries: 0800 22 66 57 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial support: 0800 559 009 or www.workandincome.govt.nz
Reporting breaches of Alert Levelrestrictions: 105.police.govt.nz
Queries about transport: email@example.com
Facilitating sustainable development in the Canterbury region
Virtual saleyards to
fore under lockdown
By DAVID HILL
Virtual saleyards are becoming auseful
tool for farmers sellingstock.
As stock agents explore new waystohold
salesduring the Covid19pandemic,
Bidr.co.nz is experiencing rapid growth.
The website was launched by PGG
Wrightson at the National Field Daysin
June last year.Ithas been madeavailable
to all stock firms during lockdown.
PeterWalsh &Associateshas also set up
avirtual saleyards optionthroughLiveBid.
It sold 760 calves at an online sale last
Thursday through the site,which is
available on its website.
PGG Wrightson Canterbury livestock
general manager Peter Mooreencourages
farmers to talk to their agent about selling
theirbulls through virtual online sales.
They could also consider smallonfarm
salesand private treaty sales,hesays.
The virtual salewebsite has always been
an open forum,but Mr Moore says it has
been deliberately openedupmore under
Bidr.co.nz general manager Tania Smith
says since the lockdown they had signed
up more than threetimes its usual
She saysthe platform, which operates
like asaleyard, “has been crazy, but in a
good way”, since the lockdown. “It gives
farmers an option for trading livestock.
Our tagline, which resonates with farmers,
is ‘we are New Zealand'svirtual saleyard’.”
Farmers need to register asale through
theirstock agent,ortheir stock can be
listed in planned auctions, includingthe
weekly North Island (Wednesday) and
SouthIsland (Thursday) sales.
Each lot is bid uponlive in a45second
slot “just like at the saleyards”, Ms Smith
says.“It means farmers can sit at home and
watchthe sale or have their agent bid on
theirbehalfand theycan participate in a
sale anywhere in thecountry.”
Farmers can upload videos, photos,
material and data about their livestockand
answer animalhealthquestions, just like a
Engaging with farmers ... Bidr.co.nz
South Island territory manager Thomas
Mallon connects with farmers. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
As of lastweek 34 bull sales had been
registered with bidr.co.nz and Ms Smith
expects thatnumber to grow.
Mr Moore says stock agents are
continuing to operateunder the lockdown
as an essential service.
“Saleyards are off the table, but pretty
much everythingelse we can do.”
Protocolsare being developedfor a
possible return to saleyardsasthe alert
level is lowered, but givensome of the
largersales can havemore than100 people
in close contact, it is proving to be “quite
challenging”, Mr Moore says.
“Our number one priority is the healthof
our people and our clients. As acountry we
seem to have done aprettygood job of
keep alid on [Covid19] and we would hate
to think as aresult of opening the
saleyards that it ledtoundoing that work.”
The biggestissue for farmersatpresent
is alack of killing space at works, which
has led to asixweek delay.
Engaging withlocal highschool pupils has
provedrewarding forone young North
Hurunui Young Farmers Club chairman
MarcusWhite received aservice award
from the New Zealand Young Farmers
Tasmanregionlast month aftergrowing his
club'smembership fromtwo to 24 in less
The 22yearold was first electedclub
England on a
next year he
was just one
to let the club
die so Ibegan Serving young farmers...
ringing round a Marcus White received a
few matesand I serviceaward from New
visited my old Zealand Young Farmers
school, Tasman region chairwoman
Hurunui Vanessa Robinson recently.
Over the last few monthsMarcus has
arranged for the Hurunui YFC to help at
the Hawardentouchtournamentand with
the barbecue at the Hawarden Ewe Fair.
“It’s good for them to gettoknow someof
their community and the older farmers are
keen to support themasmany of them have
been involved in YoungFarmers.”
Raisedinthe Hawarden/Waikari area,
Marcushas his ownDorset Downsheep
stud, Glenkinnick Downs, with 40 ewesand
10 replacements, grazedonblocks he
leasesatWaikari. He plans to build up his
stud and to buy hisown farmone day.
He is currentlyworkingwith his partner
Ally Rutten at Landcorp's Hanmer Springs
North Canterbury News, April 30, 2020
Mixed bag for
In uncertain times, North Canterbury's
dairy farmers are in afortunate position,
says Karl Dean.
chairman says there are
some problems for dairy
farmers amid the Covid
One headache for
farmers, as they begin Karl Dean
drying off cows, is asixweek
delay finding spaceatthe freezing
works, while alooming shortage of migrant
workers willrequire arethink.
Mr Dean says the likely migrant worker
shortage could be offset by New Zealanders
made redundant in the Covid19 crisis
lookingfor new careers.
“Farmers will need to be flexible in
staffingarrangements. If someone has a
mortgage in town, they can't just move to
the farm, so we may need to change our
shifts around to suit.”
“Farmers often thinkifyou've got to drive
half an hour to go to workeach day, ‘why
would you?’ But for someone in town that's
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14 North Canterbury News, April 30, 2020
By DAVID HILL
Getting young peopleengaged in the local
community from ayoungage has wide
benefits, says Vicki Gulleford.
The firstterm Kaikoura district
councillorhas worked in the community
for 25 years and is now watchingher three
daughtersblossom on the Kaikoura Youth
Vickicame to Kaikouraasa17yearold
and successfully applied for ajob with the
Te Whare Putea Trust working with youth.
“Twentyfive years ago Kaikoura hada
massive youth suicide problem, but that’s
not our town any more.
‘‘There was awhole lot of things put in
placeover five years to changethat and a
lot of support was put in.”
In 1995, the primary sectorwas still the
main employerand WhaleWatch was just
Kaikourawas aheadofother districts
around New Zealand when it establisheda
By ROBYN BRISTOW
Kerbside recycling will start being
processed again from next Monday.
Canterbury’s recycling sorting
facility is reopening under alert level
3, allowing recycling to be picked up
again instead of people storing it on
Tighter acceptance criteria from
overseas, lower commodity prices and
limited access to ports has changed the
global market for plastics, so only types
1, 2and 5are being accepted.
Plastic types 1and 2are items such
as soft drink, juice, milk and cream
bottles, and icecream containers.
Type 5plastics are often used for
large yoghurt containers, margarine,
spreads and less rigid containers.
Mixed plastics 3, 4, 6and 7and any
soft plastic that can be scrunched into
aball will need to go in the rubbish.
Waste minimisation team leader
Sally Cracknell says the changes are a
flowon effect of the international
plastics market and global
“We’re asking residents to check the
number in the triangle on the bottom of
their plastic is 1, 2or5before putting
it in their recycling.
“Plastic types 3, 4, 6and 7have now
become alandfill item.”
“I don't knowthat youth have changed as
much as the world aroundthem has
changed. Twentyfive years ago it was dialup
(internet)and noonehad it, so the
world haschangedand they have
Today the communityismore proactive
in engaging with youth. Vicki nowworks
for Te Hau oMatauranga,which holds the
youth development contract for the
Kaikoura District Council, among other
While Sarah Beardmore looks after the
youth council, Vickitakes akeen interest
in youth activitiesand won aYouthVoice
Canterbury Award in 2018for her work
“They are afantasticgroup and the
council is really supportive.
“Therewas somediscussion whether the
youth councilshould reporttothe
community services committee, but the
mayor (Craig Mackle) wanted themto
speak to the full council so their voice
could be heard by all councillors.”
In lastweek'sissue, as aresult of aprinting
systemerror,our articleonKaranga Mai
Early Learning Centre empowering
families during lockdown, wasprinted with
all themacrons missing fromthe te reo,
along with some of the supporting letters.
We apologisefor this error and have
redressed this in our digital copies. You
can readthe full digitalarticleonour
website and Facebook page.Weare
exploring printing options to enable us to
print te reo accuratelyinthefuture.
GOD’S PURPOSEWITHTHE EARTH AND
ALL HIS CREATION IS POSITIVE
1. The Earth shall abide forever - Ecclesiastes 1:4
Therefore there need be no concerns about it’s destruction.
2. The heaven of heavens cannot contain God, so to have the
sun, moon and star’s movements established as alaw,isa
small exercise for him. Job 26:7-14
Therefore he will keep control of this.
3. God created man to be areflection of himself,physically and
spiritually - Numbers 14:21
Therefore he will not allow the human race to be obliterated.
4. He loves his people-in the first instance Israel and then those
who walk in his ways - Jeremiah 31:10
Therefore Israel has been returned to their homeland as a
nation and his followers have been and are being developed for
the Kingdom age.
5. The invitation to be afollower has been extended from creation
until the Lord Jesus Christ returns - John 3:16,17
Therefore there is hope. Christ will come and cleanse the earth
and establish his Father’s kingdom-a time of peace and joy.
Avision for the future can sustain us in times of uncertainty
- Proverbs 29:18
Public addresses will continue as soon as the Government
approves public meetings. For information phone 03 352 5453
Notification of Weight and Speed Limits on Bridges
HeavyMotor Vehicle Regulations 1974, Regulation 11
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to regulation 11(3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Hurunui
District Council has fixed the following maximum weight and speed limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations
including aheavy motor vehicle on the bridges describedhereunder:
Name of Road Name of Bridge Maximum Gross Weight Maximum Speed
weight on any (maximum sum Limit km/hr
one axle of axle weights)
Tekoa Rd Island Hills 3500kg Gross. 10km/hr
One vehicle at a
time on bridge
Tekoa Rd Mandamus 20km/hr
LowryPeaks Rd Palmside 10km/hr
Woodbank Rd Woodbank (Rogerson) 90% Class 1 30km/hr
InlandRd Conway 44000kg Gross.
One heavy vehicle
at atime on bridge
Tophouse Rd St James 1500kg 2500kg
Mendip Rd Mendip Hills 90% Class 1 10km/hr
Blythe Rd Lower Hurunui Swing One heavy vehicle
at atime on bridge
Cat Hill Rd Hydes 44000kg Gross
Mount Palm Track Mt Palm 5300kg 10km/hr
Nonoti Rd Nonoti Overbridge 10km/hr
Brodies Rd Grey Burn 50% Class1 10km/hr
Holleth Hills Rd Holleth Hills 10km/hr
Berriedale Rd Morris 10km/hr
Cotswold Rd Cotswold 10km/hr
MacDonald Downs Rd MacDonald Downs 10km/hr
Megowans Rd Megowans 80% Class 1
Kilmarnock Rd Deans Bridge Closed
Stonyhurst Rd Meehans 10km/hr
Stag and Spey Rd Herds 10km/hr
Balmoral Station Rd Davidsons 70% Class 1
Attention is drawn to the applicable penalties and infringement fees set out in Schedule 1A or Part 3ofSchedule1Bofthe
Land Transport(Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999, which apply to infringements of these limits.
Chief Operations Officer
Hurunui District Council 2273379
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