Selwyn Times: May 13, 2020

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• By Barry Clarke and

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EARLY MORNING burglars

were caught on home security

cameras stealing a trailer which

they used to empty a house under

construction of whiteware.

The offenders struck in Lincoln’s

Rosemerryn subdivision

at 5.30am on Friday, first taking

a gardener’s trailer parked on

Eastfield Drive before loading it

up with a cooktop, dishwasher,

microwave, oven, Insinkerator,

rangehood and tapware from a

house in nearby Whitehorn Drive.

Lincoln and other parts of

Selwyn have been plagued in

recent months by thieves breaking

into cars parked on roads and

driveways.

Video accessed by the Selwyn

Times shows a car driving south

along Eastfield Drive and stop

after passing the gardener’s trailer.

People get out and go to the

trailer. The car makes a U-turn

and the trailer is attached to it.

The vehicle then heads off in the

direction of Whitehorn Drive.

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Stolen trailer found;

whiteware still missing

from the editor’s desk

•From page 1

Minutes later the car and

trailer with whiteware on

it drive back south along Eastfield

Drive which was again

captured on a home security

camera.

The trailer was found in

Wigram over the weekend. The

whiteware is still missing.

Senior Sergeant Dean Harker

said a window of the house was

forced open to get inside the

house.

He said inquiries were ongoing.

Brad Mackenzie, the builder,

said the house would now take

longer to complete because

Covid-19 would delay replacement

appliances.

The items are insured.

“It’s frustrating, particularly

because prior to the lockdown

we took all the measures to

make sure the house was secure

and this sort of stuff wouldn’t

happen,” he said.

“When you can get it there

for the sub-tradies to get it

installed and it goes missing

that night, it’s frustrating.” he

said.

He said the burglary has been

BRAZEN: A stolen trailer captured on CCTV footage

was used to remove whiteware from a house under

construction. You can see the video on starnews.co.nz

a big blow for the client.

“They’re bloody excited to be

getting into their new house

and they’ve got plans once they

move in. “It’s just annoying for

everyone,” said Mr Mackenzie.

Spending

in Selwyn

keeps wheels turning

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We want to encourage Selwyn people to support Selwyn business.

It is something we do well in the district anyway – but over the next

several months it is going to be even more vital.

The economic fallout from Covid-19 will bite.

If we buy local, patronise local cafes, bars and restaurants, take

our cars to local workshops, fuel up at local service stations, do the

groceries at local supermarkets it will keep the wheels of the local

economy turning.

Those dollars then get passed on to paying and employing staff,

many of whom are local, and in turn those wages are spent on many

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ROADBLOCK: A section of Rolleston’s Tennyson St will be closed for three

weeks with a detour in place down Michelangelo Drive for vehicles heading

south. ​

Section of Tennyson St will

be closed for three weeks

A SECTION of a main

Rolleston street will be

closed for three weeks.

The closure on Tennyson

St is to allow for the

renewal of the sewer main

that runs along the centre

of the road.

The work is a part of

the intersection upgrade

planned at Lowes Rd

that will see traffic lights

installed.

A detour will be in place

via Michelangelo Drive

for vehicles heading south

Benefit recipients more than double

THE NUMBER of

residents receiving the

unemployment benefit has

more than doubled since

last year.

Figures from Stats NZ

show the number of people

on the unemployment

benefit in the district is 790

as of April.

That is a 74 per cent

increase from April 2019

when there were 453.

There were 535 residents

receiving the benefit as of

March meaning there has

been a 48 per cent increase

in just a month.

Selwyn MP Amy Adams

In Brief

CRASH INJURY

One person has suffered

moderate injuries after a

two-car crash in Rolleston

on Saturday. Police were

called to the incident on

Lowes Rd at about 7.10pm.

A St John spokesperson

said one person was taken

to Christchurch Hospital

with moderate injuries.

along Tennyson St.

Lowes Rd will be open

to two way traffic west of

Tennyson St and one way

eastbound, east of Tennyson

St.

A district council

spokesman said pedestrians

will have access to

a new footpath along the

east side of Tennyson St

and a temporary crossing

point across Lowes Rd.

The intersection project

is expected to cost $3.2

million.

said it is sad to see the

increase.

“We knew the lockdown

would have an enormous human

cost and this is just the

start of it. To all those who

have lost or will lose their

SPRINGSTON FIRES

Lincoln firefighters

attended two fires in

Springston last week.

The first was a car fire

on Leeston Rd at about

12.40pm on Thursday.

Chief fire officer Jeremy

Greenwood said it was

a small fire around the

engine compartment of

This includes the cost of

design work for another

intersection upgrade in the

township.

The spokesman said the

lights will help to ease congestion

and improve safety

at the intersection.

The upgrade at Lowes

Rd is a part of a number of

other projects planned for

the Rolleston town centre.

The intersection of

Tennyson St and Rolleston

Drive is also set to get

traffic lights.

jobs, stay strong,” she said.

The percentage of the

working-age population on

the unemployment benefit

across the country rose

from 4.8 per cent in March

to 6.1 per cent on May 1.

the truck. It was contained

by the time crews arrived.

Crews from Lincoln also

attended a vegetation fire

in Springston on Friday.

A Fire and Emergency NZ

spokesperson said two

engines were required to

put out the blaze next to

Ellesmere Junction Rd at

about 7.40am.


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$2.7m Lincoln water

project takes shape

BE INTO

• By Devon Bolger

WATER supply upgrades

for Lincoln to the tune

of $2.7 million are

progressing.

The project includes

the construction of a

new water supply bore,

800-kilolitre water

reservoir and pump station

off Vernon Drive.

A water treatment

building and

infrastructure to supply

the water to the township

will also be built.

Said district council

water services project

manager Jeffrey Schrier:

“Citycare Civil, the

contractor appointed by

the council, is busy with

foundation preparation for

both the water reservoir

and the pump station

building. The water bore

has been installed,” he said.

The pipe works, water

quality instrumentation

and mechanical and

electrical works will

be installed once the

buildings are completed.

The facility will provide

Lincoln with ultraviolet

light treated water which it

• By Devon Bolger

WORK HAS recommenced

on repurposing a gravel

pit in Rolleston into a

community reserve.

Reids Pit is a former

gravel extraction pit located

near the junction of Selwyn

and Weedons Rds.

The pit is 4ha in size

and surrounded by rural

farmland. It is believed

that quarrying activities at

the site began in the early

1970s and ceased in the late

1980s.

A budget of $521,065 has

been set aside for repurposing

of the pit.

Earthworks at the site

were put on hold due

to Covid-19 but recommenced

last week.

It mainly consists of stabilising

and battering the

slopes and filling the pit.

Community planting

has been undertaken on

one section of the site

where earthworks are not

STORAGE: The Lincoln water reservoir and pump

station in Kakahi St.

currently does not have.

It is an effective method

used for disinfecting

bacteria. The ultraviolet

rays attack the genetic

code of harmful pathogens

rendering them unable to

reproduce.

The project will provide

additional storage to

meet future growth in the

area, along with meeting

firefighting requirements

and emergency storage in

case of plant outages, Mr

Schrier said.

“It will also improve the

efficiency and reliability

of the water supply by

providing a booster

pumping system matched

to suit system demands.

“In addition it will

provide the community

with a facility capable

taking place.

“Contractor Road Metals

will be undertaking

the final contours of the

tracks for the council to

undertake the development

later this year,” it said in a

district council report.

The earthworks are

expected to be completed

later this year with

plantings, building of

of state-of-the-art water

treatment.”

Figures by data analyst

Infometrics show Lincoln

was the fastest growing

township in the district

2019, with its population

increasing by 10 per cent

to 7380.

The district council is

predicting the population

will reach 10,139 by 2023.

Mr Schrier said there is

still uncertainty due to the

impacts of the pandemic,

however, they are hopeful

to have the work completed

by the end of this year or

early next year.

Prebbleton, Rolleston

and Leeston are also set

to get a water treatment

plant with ultraviolet light

capabilities later this year

or next.

Work on reserve restarts

PROGRESS: Construction has recommenced on the

project to turn Reids Pit in Rolleston into a passive

reserve for the community.

tracks and other aspects

being completed early in

2021.

The project includes

the installation of a BMX

pump track, ecological area

and a car park.

Restoration programmes

for unused gravel reserves

is a focus of the district

council’s Long-Term Plan

and Open Spaces Strategy.

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FOCUSED: Lincoln High School students Isaac Holman and Chen Zhang study while

maintaining physical distance. ​

Low attendance

continues at schools

• By Devon Bolger

ATTENDANCE at schools in

the district remains low as they

prepare to open for all students.

Ellesmere College principal

Ronan Bass said they have had

between six and 16 year 7-10

students out of 350 on-site each

day.

“We have two separate bubbles

in separate classes so there is a

large amount of space. It hasn’t

been an issue for us,” he said.

Mr Bass said they are looking

forward to level 2 and having

everybody back at the school.

“Staff are really excited about

seeing the students. We have

been spending a lot of time with

them on online platforms. A lot

of students are itching to be back

too.”

Darfield High School’s numbers

have also remained relatively

low with a maximum of four

students so far and are expecting

it to reach six this week.

Said principal James Morris:

“The small numbers have made

social distancing relatively

easy.

“There is some nervousness

from teachers

and students about

coming back to school

under level 2 but generally

people are keen,”

he said.

Lincoln High School

principal Kathy

Paterson said their numbers

have increased by one with four

students attending each day.

There is usually 587 year 9-10

students on site.

“We are looking forward to

fully reopening. I know the staff

and the students are wanting to

return, so for us it is just about

planning how to do that safely

and effectively,” she said.

Rolleston College has continued

with a maximum of 17

students attending out of 533.

James Morris

Principal Rachel Skelton said

things have been going well

and the students are

maintaining social distancing.

West Melton School

principal Susan Jackson

said attendance numbers

have remained small with

a maximum of seven

pupils out of the usual 440

each day.

“We have just have

one bubble operating, We are

extremely grateful to our community

for keeping the children

home, safe and well. It has been

very easily managed,” she said.

“We have had six staff on site.

We just keep reminding the children

to keep their distance and

we have them spaced out when

they are working,” she said.

Mrs Jackson said she is pleased

schools will be opening at the

start of next week to give them

time to prepare.

Delays expected

to major projects

• By Devon Bolger

Greg Bell

A NUMBER of major projects

in the district could be delayed

for up to five months due to

Covid-19.

A number of projects including

Rolleston’s new community centre

and library (Te Ara Atea), the

Health Hub and Selwyn Aquatic

Centre extension will be affected

by the lockdown restrictions.

The Foster Park Indoor

Courts facility will also be

impacted.

Contractors have been

back on site since Level

3 began but things such

as social distancing and

access to supplies are expected

to cause delays.

“In a report to the audit

and risk committee council

staff said they are expecting

most projects to be delayed for

about three to five months.

“However, staff noted it is difficult

to be more precise as each

project will be affected differently

by ability to access supplies,

particularly those coming from

overseas, and the impact of social

distancing rules,” a district council

spokesman said.

District council group manager

corporate services Greg Bell

said It is unclear at this stage how

the impacts of the pandemic on

businesses, especially international

suppliers, will affect the

cost of the projects.

“It may be that we will have to

source new suppliers for some

items, or that there could be delays

on shipping for some items

and it will take some time to be

sure how that will affect costs.”

The unspent portion of the

budgets associated with these

projects will be carried forward

into the 2020/21 financial year,

he said.

Due to the delays, the district

council is no longer aiming to

borrow $50 million to cover the

major projects for this financial

year.

A forecast of the district

council’s year-end

position was completed

and it assumes $116 million

worth of projects

will be carried forward

to the next financial year

starting July 1.

Mr Bell said they

expect to start borrowing

in the next financial year.

“The delay in the capital

projects affects the timing of the

borrowing, but it will still be

required.”

In February, the district

council sought five individual

loans, each $5 million, to ensure

funding for the capital project

programme.

In November, Selwyn Times

reported the district council expected

to borrow up to $50 million

as part of the new financial

strategy.

Corporate services group

manager Greg Bell said the

district council is implementing

the borrowing now because of its

large capital project programme.

DELAY: Major projects such as the new Rolleston library and

community centre (Te Ara Atea) may be pushed out by five

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Readers respond to last

week’s article about the

Countdown supermarket

development planned for

Lincoln.

Motorway pushed

back seven months

THE SOUTHERN Motorway

has been delayed for at least

seven months due to the

Covid-19 shutdown.

The project has lost valuable

time in opening, and will be

working under new restrictions

to get traffic both ways on the

motorway before Christmas.

Some finishing works,

mainly on local roads

and final surfacing

on the motorway, will

extend into early next

year.

The New Zealand

Transport Agency

project was originally

aiming to get traffic

onto the new motorway

lanes by mid 2020.

Said Waka Kotahi NZTA

principal project manager Geoff

Griffiths: “Having lost five of

the remaining 10 weeks of the

construction season due to the

lockdown and with more restrictive

health and safety work

methods now required, we will

not achieve [the original] goal.”

Geoff Griffiths

He said work on the motorway

itself would focus on

getting traffic on the city-bound

lanes before winter, but it was

weather-dependent through

May and early June.

He asked for people to be

patient.

“Over the next month to six

weeks, we are asking for

patience as we undertake

work that will require

more restrictions

on traffic than usual.

“We hope people

understand that the

added waiting time and

distance travelled over

the next few weeks is

preferable to extended

inconvenience through

all the winter months and into

spring.”

New priorities for the work

included:

•Reopening the SH1/Hoskyns

Rd intersection

•Completing the Weedons

Ross/Jones Rds roundabout

HOLD-UP:

The

Christchurch

Southern

Motorway

has been

delayed

for seven

months due

to Covid-19

with work

extending

into next

year.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

•Opening the Robinsons Rd

link under the motorway

•Finishing works on Springs

and Shands Rds

Revised traffic impacts:

•Hoskyns Rd is currently ‘left

in and left out’ only at Main

South Rd (SH1). Drivers are

encouraged to use the Weedons

interchange in the meantime.

Aiming to re-open mid June.

•Manion Rd is closed at Curraghs

Rd – use Jones Rd detour.

Aiming to re-open early June.

•Robinsons Rd is closed at

Main South Rd, and will

remain closed until mid-year

when it will pass under Main

South Rd and reconnect with

Curraghs Rd. Aiming to open

mid-June.

•Weedons Rd is closed south

of Levi Rd as part of the CSM2

work. Aiming to re-open late

May.

•Jones Rd is closed each side

of Weedons Ross Rd, detour

via surrounding local roads.

Aiming to re-open late May.

Pat Buckley – I am a

resident at Barton Fields Lifestyle

Village and just want to express

my support for the planned

Countdown supermarket at

Flemington.

Many of the residents here

are also very supportive of the

plan as the supermarket will be

within walking distance for us

elderly folk.

We are assuming there will be

a footpath off Birchs Rd for easy

walking access.

Tom and Beth Finlay – We

have just moved recently and

having come from Christchurch

where there’s any amount of

choice re: supermarkets, it would

be fantastic if this plan would get

the big tick and go ahead.

It’s a definite yes from us two.

Cherie Gentry – I support

the proposed Countdown at

Flemington in Lincoln.

Barry Allport – I wish

to support the building of a

Countdown supermarket on

the designated site on Birchs Rd

Lincoln.

I believe the position is very

favourable especially for the

elderly. This has become even

more apparent since Covid-19

has restricted travel for residents.

I would also suggest a bus

stop on that side of the road

outside the supermarket would

be very helpful as currently the

stop on the return trip from

Christchurch/Prebbleton to

Lincoln is well past the one on

the opposite side.

Kathryn Clarke – I am in

support of the Countdown for

Lincoln. I reside in the Barton

Fields Lifestyle Village and it will

be within walking/motor scooter

distance from the village.

I am only concerned about

pedestrian crossing from the

lifestyle village side across the

Birchs Rd to the supermarket.

This is not only for the

residents of the lifestyle village

but other residents on this side

of the road as well including

children.

FAVOURABLE: Support is growing for the the development of

a Countdown supermarket on this Birchs Rd site.


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SELWYN TIMES

Ash-Leigh Campbell

Fonterra’s Dairy Woman of the Year

Ash-Leigh Campbell was

last week named the

Fonterra Dairy Woman

of the Year. She speaks

to Bea Gooding about

the achievement and her

love of farming

How did it feel to win the

award?

When I first found out, I was

shocked and I even cried a little.

I’m just absolutely filled with

gratitude, this is my job day in,

day out, and I love what I do.

So to be recognised for such

a prestigious award blows my

mind a little bit.

Tell me about your role as

technical farm manager at Ngāi

Tahu Farming?

I’ve been with Ngāi Tahu for

about three-and-a-half years

now, but I’ve been in this role

for two years. I work alongside

our farm managers and I help

them with sustainability, audit

and compliance; ensuring they

understand the technology that

we’ve got on our farms. This

also includes a lot of analytical

and project work. It’s a really

awesome job because I get the

best of both worlds as I can be

out on the farm for three to four

days a week or working from my

desk for a couple of days. If it’s a

nice, sunny day then I make sure

to be out on the farm but when

it’s a little bit cold I can hide

behind my desk for the day.

Has farming always been

something you wanted to do?

I kind of stumbled into the

dairy industry milking cows a

few times a week during high

school, I didn’t really think much

of it at the time. I think I wanted

to be an air hostess when I was

younger. It was quite funny, a lot

of my girl mates ended up being

nurses and teachers but I was the

only one that was really outdoors

and working in the environment.

The year after high school I went

to university but I also found

that wasn’t really for me. I wasn’t

sure what I wanted to do after

that, but I knew how to milk

ACHIEVEMENT: Ngāi Tahu Farming manager Ash-Leigh Campbell was named Fonterra Dairy

Woman of the Year for 2020 last week.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

cows so I decided to go into

dairy farming full-time. At that

point in time, I had no suspicion

whatsoever that you can make

a career and become something

amazing from that. From then

it just snowballed really as there

are so many opportunities in the

dairy industry and organisations

such as the Dairy Women’s

Network, and Fonterra, that can

provide career progression. I’ve

been in this industry for 10 years

now and I’ve held various roles –

it just shows that there are heaps

of opportunities if you want to

take them up.

What do you love about your

job?

I feel really privileged to

work for Ngāi Tahu Farming.

Obviously being an iwi-owned

company here in the South

Island, they’ve put a really

unique lens across farming; a

really holistic approach. A lot

of businesses do what they do

for financial drivers but Ngāi

Tahu takes a wider view on that.

It’s not just the financial side of

things, it’s what we’re doing with

the environment or what are we

doing to look after our people

and grow their capabilities. I

guess the silver lining to all of

that is they wrap their Ngāi Tahu

values around it, and it makes

you feel like you’re a part of the

business. I love what I do, it

still doesn’t feel like a job to me.

You’ve got to enjoy what you do,

otherwise, what’s the point?

Can you tell me about how

you re-connected with your

iwi?

I had a passion for the

agriculture sector but I made

the decision at 24 to return to

Lincoln University and this time,

actually study something that

I wanted to be there for. That’s

when an opportunity came up

through a programme called

Whenua Kura; an organisation

that gets young Maori into jobs

across the primary sector. I was

a recipient of their scholarship

and it connected me with my

Ngāi Tahu whakapapa. I grew

up knowing I was of Ngāi Tahu

descent but it was an awesome

opportunity to have that time

set aside to understand my

whakapapa and where I’m

from. It snowballed from

then as well because that’s

how job opportunities came

up with Ngāi Tahu Farming.

It’s been a journey of not only

self-discovery but a journey of

connecting to that side of my

heritage.

Where do you live?

I am in Halswell but I grew

up just outside of Lincoln on

a small lifestyle property. I’m

not from a traditional farming

background.

Can you tell me a little bit

about your family?

I’m the eldest of two children,

we live pretty close to each other.

My younger brother is a gas

plumber and my parents have

just moved into Lincoln.

Any hobbies or interests

outside of farming?

A lot of my spare time is taken

up being a member and chair of

the New Zealand Young Farmers

organisation but we do a lot of

social events there. I do love a

bit of country music and always

love an opportunity to head to a

music festival. I also love getting

out and enjoying our backyard,

whether it’s enjoying the sun or

going for a hike in our hills and

mountains. During summer, I

enjoy a bit of water sports as well.

What are your goals for

the future in your chosen

industry?

The dairy industry has got me

for life – I love this industry and

I don’t see myself doing anything

else. My goals for the next 12

months are to be an ambassador

for the Dairy Women’s Network

and for Fonterra, but that’s

going to look a bit local at the

moment due to the restrictions

of Covid-19. I really hope that in

a few months time I can get out

there, move around the country

and attend events more as well

to connect with others. I’d also

really like the opportunity to

inspire young and intelligent

people to join our sector.

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ON THE RISE: The category to see the biggest rise in population throughout Canterbury from the early 90s to 2018 is the “other” category, with an increase of 22,060

per cent.

Diversity on the rise across Canterbury

Canterbury’s diversity has

shown significant growth

since the early 90s. Louis

Day investigates why

the region has attracted

so many from overseas

and how Covid-19 could

impact future growth

IN 1991, ONLY 594 individuals

classed as either Middle Eastern,

Latin American or African lived

in Canterbury.

The latest data released from

the 2018 census shows that

number has increased by 852 per

cent to 5655.

The Maori and Pasifika

populations within the region

have also shown substantial

growth between 1991 and 2018.

There were 22005 individuals of

Maori ethnicity recorded in 1991

compared to 37938 in 2018, a 72

per cent increase. The Pasifika

population has grown 110 per

cent, going from 5835 people in

1991 to 12279 in 2018.

The Asian population has also

increased by 658 per cent over 27

years, going from 6993 people in

1991 to 53034 in 2018.

However, the most significant

increase has been to the ‘other’

category with an increase of

BY THE NUMBERS

Total population:

1991 – 438,171

1996 – 468,042

2001 – 481,431

2006 – 521,832

2013 – 438,744

2018 – 490,530

European

1991 – 409,239

1996 – 422,892

2001 – 430,125

22,060 per cent from the 30

people recorded in 1991 to 6648

in 2018.

Al Noor Mosque imam Gamal

Fouda, who

moved to New

Zealand from

Egypt in 2003,

said a lot of

skilled migrants

from Egypt

Gamal

Fouda

moved to the region

to work in

the IT industry.

He said in

particular Christchurch’s flat

landscape and amenities such as

Hagley Park also proved to be

very popular amongst migrants

from the Middle East and the

2006 – 393,222

2013 – 364,962

2018 – 405,483

Maori

1991 – 22,005

1996 – 31,011

2001 – 31,635

2006 – 36,669

2013 – 27,750

2018 – 37,938

Pacific Islander

1991 – 5835

1996 – 7752

2001 – 8622

2006 – 10,923

2013 – 8289

2018 – 12,279

Middle Eastern/

Latin American/

African

1991 – 594

1996 – 1581

2001 – 2256

2006 – 3360

2013 – 3270

2018 – 5655

north of Africa.

“Christchurch is not as big as

Auckland or as small as Palmerston

North, it is not too crowded

but not too quiet,” he said.

Christchurch city councillor

and chairman of the multicultural

committee Jimmy Chen

said he had witnessed a steady

increase in the region’s diversity

since moving to Canterbury

from Taiwan 24 years ago.

“New Zealand is quite a

friendly and democratic country,

people coming here can make

their dreams come true,” he said.

He thought Canterbury’s low

density compared to other places

such as Auckland was what set it

apart from other areas.

Asian

1991 – 6993

1996 – 14,841

2001 – 19,428

2006 – 29,172

2013 – 28,359

2018 – 53,034

Other

1991 – 30

1996 – 66

2001 – 105

2006 – 7254

2013 – 8322

2018 – 6648

Director of the Macmillan

Brown Centre for Pacific Studies

and Canterbury University

professor of anthropology and

sociology Steven

Ratuva said the

lifestyle the region

had to offer

was very attractive

for Pacific

Islanders.

Steven

Ratuva

“There are a

number of factors

[attracting

Pacific Islanders

to Canterbury], one of them

is that it is much cheaper than

Auckland. Auckland is the

centre for Pacific communities in

New Zealand, but it is a lot more

of a relaxing lifestyle down

here which is better for the

children and their education,” he

said.

Canterbury

University associate

professor

of history and

anthropology

Lyndon

Fraser said how

Covid-19 would

Lyndon

Fraser

impact migration

to the region

in the short

and medium-term, remained

unclear.

“We as a region had such

momentum before the pandemic

and globally the movement of

people had such momentum, but

we just don’t know what is going

to happen with the current situation.

If things get back to normal

eventually, and that might be two

or three years down the track,

we could expect similar amounts

and mixes of people to come

again,” he said.

Dr Fraser said the rate at which

diversity would continue to grow

would depend on a lot of things

such as the introduction of a

vaccine, whether New Zealand

chooses to adopt immigration

restrictions and how other

country’s cope.

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ACTION: Six city councillors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE b en made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City councillors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

letter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is currently under public

consultation until April 5 and

will be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

a propriate and the council

needs to l ok at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

the city council n eded was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic bu ton. the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are

“Calm heads must and will from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not cha lenges that lie ahead.”

“Our residents and busine ses signed off for thr e months so City council chief executive

wi l be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

make adjustments, and we wi l, At the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

however, we will n ed advice is meeting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

on the impacts on a l aspects of development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

options with elected members The bi gest b ost is $5.1

as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies

she said.

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

for a freeze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3

shortly after Minister of Finance

Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10

No review

A message

Councillor takes

Davids heads

Views on

Lively group

over

of love, unity

matters into

community board cricket nets

celebrate

multi-storey

and prayers

his own hands

advocating body sought

St Patrick’s Day

house

for peace

Page 3 Page 6

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Eastern

Motorway

Bid to

suburbs

opening

secure

repairs

delay

funding to

could take

brings

demolish

a while

relief

service

RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

centre

the new Northern Motorway are

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Connecting Your Community

IT COULD

WEDNESDAY,

be a while until

MARCH 25, starnews.co.nz

2020

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch TUESDAY, starnews.co.nz

MARCH 24, 2020

Connecting Your Community

starnews.co.nz

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

GIRL Page BOSS: Julia 17 Holmes But chief wants executive to be a Dawn geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said GIRL the BOSS: community Julia Holmes are “somewhat

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, •“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

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South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

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Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

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taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

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decisions are made to put our

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Mr Bryce at a ceremony held at tomatoes, berries, nuts make and

Christchurch city councillors to

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The fifteen-year-old until has the Covid-19 outbreak That passion is has landed her designed to mentor the

news from her mother.

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working and things like that, and they’re sick, but to phone in and

to the Covid-19 crisis.

Pleasant resident, who is also award for Best Sustainability Centre earlier this month.

• Turn to page 6 a passion for biology, brought and under control. the opportunity of her dreams. female leaders of tomorrow in • Turn to page 5

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acting out of character due to the

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A spokeswoman said they are

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vulnerable people in the

community.

“We have also been

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as a contact point

for information, and

Al Lawn

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towards more appropriate places

to get the help they need.

“This is way more than we

would normally be able to do, so

the support of the Civil Defence

team has been crucial,” she said.

The Salvation Army is receiving

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the district council

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Said district council civil

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this response is this linking

with these well-established

community organisations and

enabling them to do what they do

best within their communities.

“We have supported volunteers

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Recycling The ‘WHY’ behind the recycling rules… for those who like the detail!

Plastic

Accepted items

Only rigid plastic containers with plastic recycling symbols 1 2 and 5 may go in the

recycling bin.

Plastic containers must be empty, rinsed clean and the lids placed in the rubbish.

Some examples include:

· Condiment and spread jars (mayonnaise,

peanut butter, jam)

· Juice, soft drink and water bottles

· Clear meat trays

· Milk bottles

· Personal care bottles (shampoo, shower gel)

· Tubs (margarine, ice cream, large

yogurt containers)

· Fruit and vegetable punnets

Not accepted

· Plastic types 3 4 6 and 7

· All soft plastic, plastic film or plastic wrap

(frozen and fresh vegetable bags, courier

bags, chip packets, bread bags, pet food

bags, cracker and sushi trays)

· Plastic strapping

· Hose, tubing, PVC pipe

· Polystyrene

Why?

· Toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes

· Laminated pouches (cat food, sauce,

coffee pouches)

· Hazardous chemical containers (antifreeze,

pesticides) – these empty containers must

go in your rubbish bin

· Plastic items that aren’t containers

(buckets, washing baskets, toys)

Soft plastics like bags and wrappers make their way into the paper and cardboard bales as

contamination.

Plastic bags, strapping and hose gets wrapped around the recycling machinery causing damage

and breakdowns.

These grades of plastics are low value and low in tonnage, making them unviable to recycle.

Toys and Laminated pouches contain multiple different materials including metals and different

plastics combined into one product.

Chemicals from hazardous chemical containers leach into the plastic and can be unsafe to recycle.

Common non-recyclable items

No lids

This includes any type of lid from small plastic caps off milk bottles, to large flat lids from ice

cream containers, to metal lids from glass jars.

Some issues with lids include:

· They get stuck in the recycling

sorting machinery

· They are often made of a different type of

material (or a different grade of plastic) to the

container they are on

No triggers or pumps

· They fall off bales and blow away in the wind

– ending up in waterways

· They are too small and/or too flat and

slip through the sorting machinery and

contaminate the glass or paper streams

Glass

Metal

Why?

Accepted items

Glass food and beverage packaging. Items need to be

empty, rinsed clean and the lids placed in the rubbish.

· Bottles (wine, spirits, beer, olive oil)

Not accepted

· Non-food or beverage bottles

(perfume, face cream)

· Drinking glasses and crockery

Why?

Accepted items

Items must be empty and rinsed clean.

· Drink cans

· Food tins (soup, fruit, sauces)

Not accepted

· Loose tabs and lids

· Foil

· Pots and pans

· Metal lids (such as those on glass jars)

The recycling machinery is setup to sort household metal containers. It can’t sort pots, foil and

other metal objects

Paper and cardboard (fibre)

Accepted items

Items need to be empty and clean. Cardboard should be flattened.

· Newspapers, magazines, brochures,

leaflets, flyers

· Printer paper, letters, envelopes (including

ones with windows)

Not accepted

· Jars (sauces, baby food, jam)

· Ceramics

· Window glass or mirrors

These grades of glass have different properties and melting points. If they get through with ‘bottle

glass,’ they cause imperfections and wastage.

· Kitchen and bathroom aerosols

(deodorant, air freshener)

· Aluminium tubes (tomato paste, toothpaste)

· Biscuit tins

· LPG cylinders

· Wrapping paper (non-foil)

· Cardboard boxes and egg cartons

· Clean, empty pizza boxes. Grease and a little

cheese residue is OK – but no food

Issues with triggers and pumps include:

· They are often made of a number of different

types of materials

· They can contain a metal spring

No squashed flat containers (partly squeezed is ok)

· Juice or milk cartons

· Disposable coffee cups

· Paper towel, tissues

· Hygiene/sanitary items (nappies,

wet wipes, sanitary towels)

· Shredded paper

· Non-paper gift wrap (foil based gift wrap)

or gift bags

· Fish and chip/butcher paper that has been

contaminated with food

The optical sorters need 3D shapes or it will perceive the squashed object as paper and

contaminate the paper stream.

No small items

No items less than 55mm in diameter. This includes items like bread tags, straws and small

yogurt containers.

Some issues with small items include:

· They get stuck in the recycling

sorting machinery

· They slip through the sorting machinery and

contaminate the glass stream

· They fall off bales and blow away in the wind

– ending up in waterways

· They have no commercial value and are

difficult to bale

Why?

Tetra pak-type milk and juice cartons contain multiple types of materials such as plastic, paper and

foil. This renders them non-recyclable.

Paper towels and tissues are usually contaminated and have a ‘wet strength’ so they don’t fall

apart when you use them. This also stops them being able to break down quickly for recycling

into new paper. But you can compost them – along with your fish and chip paper.

Unsure about an item?

Email solid.waste@selwyn.govt.nz

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SELWYN TIMES

SPORT

Movement the priority in

Ransley sits

second in

virtual series

PREBBLETON’S Jaden Ransley

is poised to strike in the eSport

Cup virtual motorsport event as

he sits second overall heading

into tomorrow night’s seventh

round at Oran Park south west

of Sydney.

The 18-year-old finished third

in race one of round six at Melbourne’s

Phillip Island race track

last week.

His second race ended when a

competitor behind him lost internet

connection and shunted

him off the track.

“It was a shame to be taken

out from behind like that.

“All of a sudden I was off the

track and the car behind me was

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“It’s just one of those things

with technology.

“To be second overall and just

off first, hopefully, we’ll be in

with a big chance of pushing for

the championship in the final

four rounds.

“It was good to finally get a

podium which has felt like it

was coming for a while.’’

Oran Park is another track he

is familiar with so he’ll look to

keep the momentum going.

• By Jacob Page

THE SELWYN Sports Trust

has launched two initiatives to

get people more active in their

communities.

The Move Around Selwyn

project encourages people to

exercise in their bubbles for a

certain distance to make it 20

different Selwyn landmarks

such as the Southbridge Rugby

Football Club, Lake Ellesmere or

the Motukarara Raceway.

As people achieve the distances

between each landmark, they can

read about the significance of the

location.

The second initiative called

Active Pathways Across Selwyn

encourages people to design

physical activity stations with

chalk that can be completed by

families when they are out on

their walk.

The stations can involve

activities such as hopping,

balance or throwing amongst

other things.

Selwyn Sports Trust

executive officer Michael

Wilson said he wanted both

events to be community minded

and easily accessible to people at

this time.

“Move Around Selwyn is

something that can be done

virtually or from home.

“It’s about minutes of exercise,

ACTIVITIES: Getting active is at the forefront of two initiatives launched by the Selwyn

Sports Trust.

there’s no race, no competition,

we just want to get people active.

“Running, walking, playing

games.

“It’s a purpose for exercise and

it’s added variety.

“We want to celebrate

connection within our

community,” he said.

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Selwyn Sports Trust initiatives

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Flattened cardboard

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Paper

Aluminium cans,

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bathroom aerosols

Plastic bottles

and containers

1 2 5

Tips to ensure your bin gets

emptied and to help avoid

contamination at the recycling

processing plant:

Keep items loose

Lids go in the rubbish bin

Empty and rinse bottles,

cans and plastic containers

We cannot accept:

Soft plastics and any plastic

bags (any plastic you can

scrunch into a ball)

Takeaway coffee cups

Clothes and toys

Nappies

Polystyrene

Pans and foils

Window glass, crockery

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Liquids or food

Batteries

General rubbish

Plastics numbered 3, 4, 6 and 7

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Passion for Japanese

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She says she chose Ara because it was a far

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ON THE CHARGE: Hamish Sadler on his way to completing one of the 132 laps

of the Kennedys Bush Rd during his Everesting effort.

Sadler conquers

Everest challenge

• By Jacob Page

LINCOLN HIGH School

cyclist Hamish Sadler

pushed himself well outside

his comfort zone during

the coronavirus isolation

period.

The 18-year-old, who

lives in Tai Tapu, completed

the Everest Challenge last

week

Everesting, as it is known,

is when a cyclist ascends

and descends a given hill

multiple times non-stop in

order to have cumulatively

climbed the 8848m vertical

height of Mt Everest.

Sadler chose to do it on

Kennedys Bush Rd.

He completed the task in

9hr 39min 12sec burning

almost 8000 calories in the

effort.

“Each time you did a lap

was only 67m vertical so it

was 132 laps and a lot of time

lost with U-turns so I was

very happy with my time.”

Sadler said he was

thrilled to achieve something

he wanted to do for a

long time.

“It’s been in the back of

my mind for many years.

I first learnt about it from

an old teacher and friend

of mine Andrew Roozen,”

he said.

Roozen is particularly

famous in the world of

Everesting and he was the

reason I was inspired to

give it a crack.

He said after weeks of

training, nutrition and

even a half-Everest pre-race

recce for pacing, the race

day itself was still challenging.

“The first few laps were

amazing but at times it got

very, very grim.

“During the isolation

I’d lost the goals that I was

working towards for

my road racing so

this gave me something

to focus on.”

Sadler said he

enjoyed hill climbs

during road racing

and felt this challenge

suited him.

“Climbing is my

strong point and it’s

what I enjoy most,” he said.

“I was hoping to go to

Europe in the latter part of

this year so the revised goal

is to try to get on the Tour

of Southland.

SPORT

SHATTERED: Hamish Sadler after more than nine

hours on the bike which he said at times was “very,

very grim.”

Hamish

Sadler

SELWYN TIMES

“The youngest age to do

it is 18 so it’s a lofty one

but one I think I can manage.”

Sadler has been competing

for the past four

years and is trained

by Paul Odlin, who

is a former national

and Oceania road

champion.

Odlin said Sadler

had a naturally

muscular physique

which worked for

him to power up

mountains.

He said if he sticks with

the sport and continues to

show mental strength, he

was capable of big things in

the future.


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Wednesday May 13 2020 15

Enduro racer hopes for

transtasman bubble

• By Jacob Page

WEST Melton’s Hamish

Macdonald is hoping a

probable transtasman

bubble could see him get

some enduro motor-cycle

racing in this year.

The 21-year-old youth

enduro world champion

was meant to be based in

England and flying out to

Europe for races for the

next few months but that

has been put on ice for the

foreseeable future.

“I’ve been approached by

my Sherco team in Australia

about whether I’d be

keen to race over there.

“I would do that willingly

because it’s racing

so, hopefully, a bubble can

happen between us and

Australia soon.”

After a summer at home,

Macdonald flew back to

England in late January to

prepare for the new season.

“I spent some time in

Spain and I flew out to

Germany for a pre-season

race and things started to

escalate [with coronavirus]

and then the race got cancelled

and then a few more

after that,” he said.

“I could see what was

happening so I just booked

a flight home the next day

on got back here on March

16.

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology

(insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a

new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims

to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living

things around us. Check out the full list of invertebrates found

at www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyard-biodiversity-bugs-in-my-lincolnsection

Small and fidgety moth

COUNTING the numbers

of invertebrate species

found solely at our Lincoln

property I see we have

now reached 271 different

critters.

Moths make up a large

proportion with 77 species.

One small but fidgety

species is called the

vagrant twitcher or small

thistle moth (Tebenna

micalis) and is known in

many countries around the

world.

The moth has broad,

rounded wings spanning

10-13mm, with metallic

brown with black

markings, and black and

white banded antennae.

Adults fly during the

day but are also attracted

to lights at night between

December and April.

They are found more

in open habitats like

grassland, shrublands,

forest openings and coastal

NEXT MOVE: West Melton’s world enduro

motor-cycle champion Hamish Macdonald has had

his season plans put on ice.

PHOTO: SHERCO RACING

“At the moment I haven’t

raced yet this year,” he said.

Macdonald said he has

heard rumblings of the

European season restarting

in August but there was no

definite time frame.

“I think if we are going

to race, it’s going to be

pretty chaotic towards the

end of the year.”

He said he has been able

BROAD: Moths take up a large proportion of our

back yard species.

dunelands.

Larva are green with

black spots and are leafminers

that burrow and

feed between leaf surfaces

of plants in the daisy

family (Asteraceae).

to ride on his family’s 4ha

property on a makeshift

track but it wasn’t the

same.

“There’s only so many

times you can ride around

it before you get bored of

it.

“Everyone is in the same

boat as me so you just have

to make the most of what

you have.”

They are usually found

on the underside of leaves

making transparent

windows.

Pupation also occurs

under the leaves in a silk

cocoon.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Solo dad finds new

direction and purpose

Solo dad Tim Crawford hopes his

experience of overcoming challenges and

finding a new direction in life will inspire

others to do the same.

In 2006, while he was working as a gym

instructor and personal trainer, Tim took

full custody of his two children. Becoming

a solo parent meant he had to quit his job

and go on the domestic purposes benefit.

Even though Tim had his hands

full raising his kids, he never lost his

motivation or desire to get back to work.

In 2015 he got a job as a builder’s labourer.

“That company saw my potential and they

offered me an apprenticeship,” he says. “I

grabbed it with both hands.”

As part of his apprenticeship, and in

order to become qualified in the trade,

Tim studied a National Certificate

in Carpentry at Ara Institute of

Canterbury.

“It was awesome, even better

than I’d expected,” he says. “I was

treated like I was important and

not just a number, and the staff

went out of their way to help me

succeed. I was supported and

guided all the way.”

Tim says the classroom

environment at Ara was

interactive and fun with a

touch of humour. “It was easy

to ask questions and the course

information was clear and concise

with easy-to-follow book work

and presentations. A highlight

was seeing the tiny homes being built and

seeing the whole process of construction.”

Tim says he didn’t do well at school but

he made up for it at Ara. “I love to learn

and Ara made it easy for me to do so.

My story of getting off the benefit and at

the same time looking after my children

and running a household is something

I’m really proud of. I hope it will inspire

others who are in the same position I was,

especially as an adult apprentice. I’m a

better, happier person for it and some of

my best moments in life were spent in the

classrooms at Ara.”

If you’re looking for a new direction,

check out Ara’s study options at ara.ac.nz

or call 0800 24 24 76.


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Wednesday May 13 2020

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Selwyn Times

Major projects

mark milestones

Significant steps have been taken on some the Council’s major projects as work restarted under

Level 3 conditions.

The impact of the pandemic on ongoing infrastructure projects is unclear with work stopped

under Level 4 and continuing uncertain effects on supplies and worksites. But both the Selwyn

Aquatic Centre and Rolleston Town Centre infrastructure projects were able to mark milestones.

The Aquatic Centre has been able to complete maintenance that would have normally required

a full pool shutdown. This means the planned pool shutdown later in the year will be able to be

significantly reduced, or avoided altogether, Manager Active Selwyn James Richmond says.

In the Rolleston Town Centre, work has begun on the reserve car park for Te Ara Ātea and the new

town centre, while the wider pedestrian walkway on the eastern side of Tennyson Street has been

completed and new lighting is being installed.

The impact of the pandemic on supply chains and contractors and the restrictions around working

with social distancing has made it difficult to assess when work will be completed on projects.

Contractors have been working hard to catch up as much time as possible and at this stage, a

three to five month delay is expected on most major projects.

However, the Council is hoping to complete the Foster Park Indoor Courts around April 2021,

close to the original planned opening date.

Depending on the weather and impacts of the pandemic, it is hoped that work on Tennyson Street

along Rolleston Reserve can be completed by August and the road open to traffic earlier than

that. Contractors are aiming to complete the upgrade of the Lowes Road and Tennyson Street

intersection by the end of July.

Getting creative during lockdown

Part of our series on how Selwyn residents are spending their days in isolation. We hope it will inspire

you with some ideas.

With the kids at home and no places to go, Southbridge resident Liv Dewhirst put together a routine

to keep her family active during lockdown, full of fun ideas and activities she’s always wanted to try

with her kids.

“I had all these craft plans to do with my kids for ages, but I’ve had no time, there’s just always stuff on.”

At 9am the Apple Music school bell rings from Liv’s phone and her children, seven year old Lexie,

six year old Billy, four year old Bobbie-Rose and three year old Rocco, gather around to hear what

activities are planned for the day.

First up is a fun family fitness activity to get the blood pumping.

“So far we’ve done an obstacle course, a fitness circuit course and walked around the streets of

Southbridge playing follow the leader,” Liv said.

Next the kids settle down for reading and some crafts.

They’ve made pigs out of stuff in the cupboard after reading The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jigs and learnt

how to grow apple trees from apples after reading about aliens growing apples on their planet.

The family resourcefully made bubbles from

household products and a wand from a sock and a

plastic bottle.

“We didn’t have any bubbles so I looked up a recipe

on how to make bubbles. I would never normally do

that, I would just go buy it,” laughs Liv.

Inspired by a previous teaching career and activities

she did as a kid, Liv’s ideas don’t stop there. From

pasta creations to making volcanoes and cheerio

cereal necklaces, it’s fair to say the Dewhirsts will be

entertained long after lockdown.

Liv says having a lockdown routine gave their family a

purpose in the day and she encourages families to be

kind to themselves when making a routine and create

a routine that works for them.

Selwyn Open – Leeston’s

growing business

As part of our new Selwyn Open campaign we’ll be running a series

on some of the many excellent businesses local to you. You can find

businesses open at Level 3 at selwyn.govt.nz/selwynopen.

For our first edition of Selwyn Open we talk to Cameron and Elysse

Renouf who run the Leeston Grocer.

Qualified builder Cameron and flight attendant Elysse have lived

in Leeston for three years and say it was a love of the town that

prompted the change in career.

“It’s an awesome little town. You sort of get to that Selwyn bridge

and it’s like the rush of the city is gone and everybody seems

friendly out here.”

It was a big jump, responding to calls on Facebook and opening in

March 2019, Cameron says. “We worked really hard to find some

local producers, learn all about markets and learn all about fruit

and veges.”

The motto “Grow local. Buy local. Support local.” is plastered

around the store and central to what they do. The business also

supports Leeston charities such as Plunket, supplying the local

school, hospital and supporting local events.

They bring in tomatoes, broccoli, courgettes, corn, carrots, onion,

potatoes, beans, cherries, free-range eggs all from within a ten

minute radius of Leeston and other products from across the district.

“We try to be different, we try to be personal. The word grocer I

think reflects that you are coming to a shop that is a family business

and you are going to get to know the people behind the counter and

they are going to get to know you,” Cameron says.

Sourcing locally means products arrive fresher in your grocery bag,

have a lower carbon footprint and support Selwyn businesses.

“I don’t think people realise how much is actually produced around

here and how many farms there are. When you’re shopping with

us, you’re not just supporting me and my family, you’re actually

supporting all the businesses that we supply off.”

The refreshed Selwyn Business Directory helps businesses be

seen and residents to find what’s local to you.

The searchable online directory is open on the Council website,

showing businesses contacts, website, social media links, a

map location and a summary of their business

With over 500 businesses already listing their details and more

joining every week, the directory is part of the Council’s work to

support local businesses and encourage people to think local

when looking for goods and services, Community Services and

Facilities group manager Denise Kidd says.

As well as providing a free opportunity to promote to customers

in the district to customers the directory will help business

to business links, she says. “The directory is a great tool for

finding local resources to assist your business. As a smaller

district we know businesses are strengthened by looking

at where they can complement each other and by working

together and the directory’s a good way to connect.”

COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Level 2 will bring significant changes for Council

services and facilities. At the time of printing there

has been no announcement on when Level 2 will begin.

For full updates on what will change when we enter Level 2 see

selwyn.govt.nz/covid19 or keep an eye on the Council Facebook

page at facebook.com/SelwynDistrictCouncil.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

MALVERN WATER RACE

DISRUPTIONS

Council contractors will be

doing repairs to the Waimakariri

Water Race Intake Tunnel from

Tuesday 12 May 2020. This

work will require shutting flows

from this intake and the work is

expected to be completed on

Wednesday 3 June.

While the other scheme intakes

will still be operational, it is

expected that there will be

widespread disruptions to the

Malvern water race scheme for

the month of April.

This work is necessary to

ensure the intake is safe and

to keep the water race scheme

operating.

Please be prepared that there

may be no supply of stock

water via the water race to your

property for this works period.

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

FUNDING AVAILABLE

Applications are open for

Creative Communities funding.

Funding is available to groups

or individuals with communitybased

creative projects that

promote arts or culture in

Selwyn. The aim of the scheme

Meetings

Council meeting

Wednesday 27 May 2pm (at Council Chambers, Rolleston, unless otherwise advised)

is to increase participation in the

arts at a local level, and increase

the range and diversity of arts

available to communities.

Applications for this funding

round close at 5pm, Friday

15 May. Visit selwyn.govt.nz/

artsfunding for more information

and to apply.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Coalgate Tavern Limited has

applied for the renewal of an

on licence and an off licence.

Objections are open until 27

May. For more information go to

selwyn.govt.nz/alcoholnotices.

Community Fund supports breaking barriers

through dance and talking

A disco and a presentation run by Selwyn Launch Group is making life a little easier for Selwyn youth

living with disabilities and their families.

The Selwyn Launch Group offers support to young people with disabilities and their whānau through

activities and information evenings held in Selwyn.

The Council Selwyn Community Fund assisted the group to run a disco last year followed by a talk for

parents on transitioning their children into flatting.

The Community Fund has allowed the group to run events for free and expand its work, Selwyn Launch

Group founder Sandra Gilmour says.

“The funding has permitted us to keep going, as all the committee naturally volunteer their time and

energy into creating these events. This has meant we can run these two events each year, bring more

services to Selwyn, and create more opportunities for our young adults.”

The Council provided the Rolleston Community Centre for the Mad Hatters disco, where the young

adults enjoyed dancing to the music and a supper financed through the fund.

It gave them a chance to socialise and dance freely in an anxiety-free safe environment, which can be

limited in a mainstream setting.

The disco was also a great opportunity for their parents to network with each other, along with a

presentation by Kaye Young in August 2019 as she shared her experience of successfully helping her

disabled son transition into assisted living in a flat and answered questions.

The parents came away from the talk feeling positive and prepared for the next step, no matter the

extent of their child’s disability, said Mrs Gilmour.

Applications for the Selwyn Community Fund have been extended to 31 May.

Selwyn...

If you need help, reach out

Key contacts for support

· Urgent Welfare Support 0800 SELWYN (0800 735 996)

Assistance for emergency food, household goods and services

or other welfare-type requests

· Healthline 0800 358 5453

· Accommodation 0508 754 163

· Financial support 0800 779 997

· Need to talk 1737 (call or text)

Or visit www.allright.org.nz for tips on getting through together

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads

Tennyson Street is closed from 43 Tennyson

Street to the Rolleston Police Station due to the

Rolleston Town Centre infrastructure upgrade

and from 96 Tennyson Street to the Lowes Road

intersection for three weeks. The closure is to

allow for the renewal of a section of the sewer

main that Local runs Maps along Printarama the centre of Tennyson

Street. A detour will be in place via Michelangelo Drive for vehicles

heading south along Tennyson Street. Lowes Road will be open to

two way traffic west of Tennyson Street and one way eastbound,

east of Tennyson Street. See map below (top).

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Jones Road will be closed to the north and south of the

roundabout until 29 May to allow important sealing work to get the

road through the winter and to reduce. A detour is in place, see

map below (bottom).

Selwyn

Community

Fund

Michelangelo Drive

Tennyson Street

Selwyn Community Fund

closes 31 May

The fund is available for Selwyn-based

community groups looking to run a project,

event or initiative in the Selwyn district.

Apply now at

selwyn.govt.nz/selwyncommunityfund

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Lowes Road

Local Maps Printarama

Maddisons Road

Weedons Ross Road

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Consultation closes at 5pm, Friday 22 May. You can

find out more and make a submission by visiting our

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Wine

Now for something very different

• By Mark Henderson

WHILE UNLIKELY to be

found on the shelves of your

local supermarket, there is a

relatively new category of wine

beginning to gain traction in the

marketplace, with visibility in

specialist wine shops and winery

cellar doors.

These are ‘‘orange’’ wines, also

known as amber, skin contact or

skin fermented wines.

I should dispel at the outset the

myth that oranges are used in

their production. These are wines

made from white grapes and

have an orange or peachy colour

due to the methods used in their

making.

In a case of what’s old is new

again, orange wines draw from

the ancient wine-making style

common to Georgia, in Eastern

Europe, where the juice from

the white grapes, skins, stalks,

and pips are placed into clay

amphoras called queveri, partly

buried underground.

The lids are sealed and the wine

remains in contact with the skins

and stalks for a period ranging

from a few weeks to several

months.

In essence, this is using red

wine-making techniques on white

grapes, so the finished wines

pick up colour and phenolics

from the skins while deriving

tannins from the stalks and pips.

This leads to radically different

textures in the wines, with a

notably grainy, chewy mouthfeel

and tannic structure making

them particularly suited as an

accompaniment to food.

Wine-makers use this wine

style as a vehicle for their natural

wines, eschewing additives,

sulphur, fining and filtration,

which can lead to the finished

wines being cloudy due to

retained sediment.

However, this is not de rigeur.

Many wine-makers use just a

little skin contact of a few days

or a week, as they like the extra

textural component this gives, but

finish and bottle the wine more

traditionally.

Take a walk down a very

different path.

2018 Carrick

The Death of von Tempsky

Price: $36

Rating: Excellent

One hundred per cent riesling.

Perfume flows from the glass

— fruit blossom, apple, citrus

rind, nuts, tanginess. Volume

in the mouth with preserved

lemon, apple, nectarine, just ripe

greengage plum, a little fungi

hint with time. The tannins and

phenolics give real chewiness

that is great with food, while

there’s underlying freshness and

brightness with its long, citrus

driven finish. Delicious.

www.carrick.co.nz

2018 Loveblock

Orange Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $26.99

Rating: Excellent

One hundred per cent

sauvignon blanc.

A savoury undercurrent

with preserved lemon, wild

herbs, lemon and blood orange.

Brim full of flavour with fruit

pastille, poached pears, racy

herbaceousness and a honeyed

hint.

Ripe gooseberry joins the party

as it flows to a vibrant pear, honey

and green herb driven close. A

light grainy touch, yet supple and

creamy. Charts a new course for

sav blanc.

www.loveblockwine.com

2014 Weaver Estate

Skin to Skin Orange

Price: $26.95

Rating: Excellent

A blend of pinot gris and

pinot blanc. Fragrant nose of

ripe stonefruits, apricot, pear,

nutty nuances, spice and toffee.

The palate adds quince jelly, dry

honey, and oak elements with

richness and weight, a sense of

florality on the back palate. Crisp,

bright acidity, a vein of freshness,

the structure supple now with

some bottle age and a sweet fruit

core on the close. Fascinating.

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Live, Love, Shop Local

West Melton

New ways of teaching and learning

in West Melton

When New Zealand moved from Alert Level 4 of

lockdown to Level 3, parents that were essential workers

were able to send their children to preschool and school.

In West Melton, The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and

Nursery, which has a roll of 78 children, welcomed 10

children back at the start of the term, says owner Tracy

Summerfield, with the teachers trying to make the

experience as normal as possible for them.

“That’s the biggest thing for the children and the staff –

having as much normality as we can.

The teachers have developed a Facebook page for our

families and they have been busy providing experiences

every day for our children, such as live group times,

reading stories, going on a bear hunt and bake-offs and

they are engaging with the children each day on the

Facebook page.

“We have a Parent Facebook page for each of our centres

– West Melton and Rolleston. Our families engage with

the teachers through the Parent Facebook pages sharing

photos of their children enjoying the activities set by the

teachers.”

Under Alert Level 3, The Cat’s Pyjamas centres have

been adhering to the health and hygiene policies that have

been advised by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of

Health.

“The children have been wonderful at following these

new procedures,” Tracy says.

The Cat’s Pyjamas centres are expecting more children

to return when New Zealand goes down to Level 2.

West Melton School has seen seven students from its

roll of 423 return to school. The seven are in a bubble with

one teacher and two teacher aides. They connect with

their other teachers and receive their schoolwork each day

through their iPad and are guided through their lessons by

the teacher and teacher aides at school.

“The students are always eager to get on to their iPads to

get their work,” says the principal’s PA Tracey Ogle, “and

with the small number it’s almost one-on-one teaching.”

The students at home are doing online learning through

their iPads, she says.

“We are not sure what will happen at Level 2. Whether

more children come back to school will depend on their

parents’ preferences. The online learning will continue for

those that don’t come back.”

Popular area

West Melton continues to attract families wanting to

enjoy the lifestyle the area offers, and while the property

market has slowed during the lockdown, enquiries are

still coming in both for West Melton and Rolleston, says

marketing manager of Yoursection.nz, Kerry Watson.

“People are still very positive and wanting to purchase

sections, and other building companies are saying the

same thing,” Kerry says.

Sienna Dravitski, who attends

The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery,

feeds the teddies at her teddy bear’s picnic.

“People are being proactive and entering contracts and

putting sections on hold.”

Yoursection.nz is a Christchurch company, and Kerry

says they want to support local businesses.

“We are encouraging everyone to support local, buy

local and build local,” she says.

For all your HealtH

& Wellbeing queries,

give us a call.

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Shop 12, 736 Weedons Ross Road,

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Phone 03 347 0777 Fax 03 347 0888

Celebrate being closer to nature.

Fall into a new section

this Autumn.

Your Friendly West Melton

Community Vet Centre

West Melton Village,

Unit 3, 736 Weedons Ross Rd

P 03 347 4546

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the eastern suburbs start to

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

aspirations for the area come to

fruition.

During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

as one of her main priorities for

this term.

“We need a fully integrated

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

the eastern alliance, which

would essentially be an alliance

of contractors who can take

the whole area bit by bit and

systematically get the work

done,” she said during the

campaign.

But chief executive Dawn

Baxendale said any request to

pursue a specific project in the

east would have to be agreed

upon by council.

City councillors are yet to pass

on any guidance to staff around

this, she said.

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a third southbound lane on

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thankful for a reprieve of the

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SPREYDON residents are

• By Devon Bolger

preparing to help members of

their community if they are

ANY DECISION on helping people

forced to self-isolate because of

who may struggle to pay their rates

Covid-19.

will come from the Government,

Expressions of interest sought Spreydon to Neighbourhood

the district council says.

rent covered and open space

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in

Facebook group admin

Said district

Sonya Hodder got behind the

council the above chief proposed centre based

idea after one of its members

executive in I Zone David Park Rolleston.

posted asking if residents are

Ward: “(We) will

willing to support people who

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are self-isolating

the following:

by dropping off

government

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relation to fifnancial

assistance

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she goes out with the four-wheeldrive

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with the idea and so I agreed that

Mr Ward said it is still too early

we should use our Facebook page

to tell exactly what assistance the

as an avenue if anybody does

community will need.

need help.

“It’s very early days and I

“I’m not sure how needed that

think that we are just looking

it will be because most of the supermarkets

are providing online

at how we respond to the virus.

For us, it’s about responsiveness

delivery and things like that but

to the central government

it’s just hard to know how it’s going

to pan out.

guidelines, the safety of staff

and the safety of our communities.”

“I just think they [people] just

need to let us know what they

It follows calls from

need and we’ll do our best to

Christchurch city councillors to

help,” she said.

stop rates increases in response

Mrs Hodder said there is no

to the Covid-19 crisis.

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THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is

obtained.

It comes as the

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community

Board has written

in its draft

submission to

the city council’s

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

2019-2020,

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

buildings can be removed as soon

as possible.

Board chairman Mike Mora

said the final submission is yet to

be completed but it was likely the

demolition of the site would be

requested.

The former service centre, on

Main South Rd, has been a source

of tension for years with residents

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1 tsp ground cumin

2 lemons

3 tbsp olive oil

1 to taste salt and freshly ground

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200ml chicken stock

Parsnip purée

6 parsnips

2 tbsp unsalted butter

50ml cream

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 to taste sea salt

1 to taste white ground pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 deg C.

Finely chop the garlic and mix in

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Fresh herb and honey

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⅓ cup fresh parsley, finely

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⅓ cup fresh mint, finely

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⅓ cup fresh coriander, finely

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2 tbsp honey

¼ cup orange juice

3 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp grapeseed oil

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp fine salt

1.6 kg chicken, whole or pieces

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Mix all marinade ingredients.

Butterfly the chicken by cutting

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CALLS HAVE been made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City councillors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

letter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent across all ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is currently under public

consultation until April 5 and

will be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing

the city council needed was for

someone to hi the panic button.

“Calm heads must and will

prevail,” she said.

“Our residents and businesses

will be depending on us to

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however, we will need advice

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A the same time, the council

is meeting with our economic

development agency, ChristchurchNZ,

the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

and other key players so we are

best prepared for the economic

challenges that lie ahead.”

City council chief executive

Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

zero rates rise out.

“We’re considering a series of

options in light of the extraor-

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dinary circumstances related to

Covid-19. We will discuss these

options with elected members

as we develop the Annual Plan,”

she said.

The push from city councillors

for a freeze on rates rises comes

shortly after Minister of Finance

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 billion package to aid

the economy in response to the

Covid-19 pandemic.

The biggest boost is $5.1

billion towards wage subsidies

for affected businesses in all

sectors and regions.

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Gardening

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Late autumn tasks to be working on

EXPERIENCING level 4

lockdown has reminded us all the

importance of home gardens –

not only as a sanctuary of safety,

but also a source of fresh fruit and

vegetables.

No doubt there are some very

well cared for gardens around the

country right now.

Vegetable gardens

It’s the month for planting out

seedlings of cabbages, cauliflower,

broccoli, spinach and silverbeet.

If seedlings are not available, purchase

seeds and raise seedlings

indoors to plant out later. Seeds

that can be sown directly into

the garden include broad beans,

onions, peas, radish and spinach.

May is the traditional time for

planting garlic, dividing existing

garlic cloves or purchasing new

garlic cloves. Do not plant them

too deeply – just 30-40mm below

the soil surface is enough and

about 60-70mm apart.

Always enrich your soil with

fresh compost before planting a

new row of vegetables.

Flowering annuals (annuals live

for one growing season)

Winter annuals should be displaying

early flowers by mid-May.

Freshen up flower beds with new

compost before planting. Some

winter annuals to plant include

alyssum, calendula, cineraria,

cornflower, larkspur, pansies,

polyanthus, primulas, snapdragons,

stock, viola and wallflowers.

Perennials (grow for three or

more growing seasons)

FOOD SOURCE: Use compost before planting your vegetables. It’s now time to get beans in along with garlic cloves.

With most herbaceous perennials

dormant by May, it’s time to

divide them if they have become

overcrowded or to create new

perennials gardens in other parts

of your property. New season

perennials are available at local

garden centres so an excellent

time for planting. Check online

before ordering.

Fruit trees

Now that pip and stone fruit

have dropped their leaves, pruning

can commence. Reduce the

height of trees, especially plums,

to allow easier harvesting and

maintenance. Remove all weak

and inward growing branches and

remove others where there will

be excessive crowding of foliage

(leaves). Spray with a copper

compound afterwards to prevent

reinfection of fungal diseases in

spring.

Strawberries

May is the beginning of planting

time for new strawberry

plants. Prepare the soil by adding

compost to the existing soil.

Create mounds 200mm apart.

Plant several different varieties

to extend the harvesting season.

A minimum of twenty plants

is required to provide plentiful

amounts of strawberries next

summer.

PASSAGES: Tidy your pathways with a water blaster and trim hedges before spring growth gets

out of control.

Roses

Dormant roses can now be

pruned. Garden hygiene is important

so remove all old leaves

around the plant that can harbour

overwintering fungal diseases.

Add compost around plants as a

soil conditioner and mulch.

Hedges

Time for a final light tidy-up

trim of hedges before winter.

No major trimming should be

undertaken as there will be no

significant regrowth until spring

and if you overdo it, hedges will

look very bare for the next four

months.

Lawns

Grass growth will come to a

halt this month with the cooler

weather.

Level uneven lawns with a

roller as the moist soil allows for

levelling quite easily. Check the

lawn for early signs of wet areas as

they may require some additional

drainage.

Paths

Paths around the house and

throughout the garden become

more important over winter

months when surrounding areas

become very wet. Water blast

slippery driveways and paths now

to make passage safer. It may be

time to consider additional paths

through your garden to make

winter access easier.

Planning

For many of us, the enforced

lockdown period provided an

opportunity to reflect on our existing

gardens and plan for future

extensions. There will be a spring

desire to incorporate more edible

plants into existing landscapes or

when planning new plantings.

Planting edible hedges can

be a starting point with the use

of edible trees and shrubs e.g.

feijoas, guavas, some citrus and

bay leaves all making excellent

screening plants. Training fruit

trees against north-facing walls

(espalier) occupies little or no

room in an existing garden and

can supply plentiful amounts of

fruit as the trees mature. Apples,

pears, plums, quinces and persimmons

all espalier superbly.

Extending vegetable and herb

gardens is almost mandatory. As

well as growing and harvesting,

consider saving seed from

particularly bountiful vegetables.

Remember to involve your

children in the garden fun

with planning, planting and

harvesting.

Are you ready to grow?

Kiwi Gardener is your

practical guide to gardening

in New Zealand.

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Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 6 Tennyson Street Rolleston rolleston@pb.co.nz 03 929 0306

Smart design and handy location

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON

116 Broadlands Drive

Stop looking and start living in this beautiful home

which is offered for 1 lucky purchaser to start calling

home!

oven, various lighting options and amazing walk in

pantry are just a few of the details on offer to satisfy the

master chef or entertainer of the family.

VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID ROU75821

BUYERS $659,000+

With stunning street appeal using top quality materials

and finishes, you are going to love the extra features this

striking 4 bedroom home offers. The open plan kitchen

dining living with A framed ceiling offer a point of

difference with its large feature window which soaks up

the afternoon sun.

The stylish kitchen with stone benchtops, 90cm hob and

Beautiful on Billington!

If space is what you crave, the separate lounge will not

disappoint and offers great outdoor flow to enjoy the

summer evenings.

My vendor is serious to sell and has priced this

accordingly. This is definitely, quality & style at an

attractive price. Viewing will not disappoint. Call Angela

now to set up your inspection.

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

4

2

2

HALSWELL

12 Billington Drive

Looking chic and ready for its new owners, this 220sqm

home occupies a sunny 550sqm corner section in the

coveted precinct of Country Palms. A large open plan

kitchen over looks the spacious dining / living areas and

flows generously to the outside, private secluded patio.

The separate lounge is ideal for quiet movie nights and

also opens to its own patio. Accommodation is offered

by four bedrooms, complemented with a separate toilet

and two exquisite bathrooms, one of which is the

master ensuite, complete with tiled showers. The master

also benefits from it's own private patio - ideal for an

early morning coffee.

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The separate laundry and additional storage cupboards

will also ensure that you have enough space for all those

things you'd like to keep out of sight.

Located in this peaceful neighbourhood, the property

benefits from zoning for Halswell School and is a short

drive from the various amenities in and around Halswell

Shopping Centre. Call Tanya today.

NEW LISTING

VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID ROU75876

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Tanya Marillier

Mobile 027 383 3844

tanya@pb.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

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Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 6 Tennyson Street Rolleston rolleston@pb.co.nz 03 929 0306

Country Luxe with Extra Accommodation

Impeccable Value!

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROU75296

ROLLESTON

3 Lawrence Drive

A stunning 151sqm Mike Greer home built in 2017 on a

607sqm section sure to please. Situated in the

Beaumont Park area close to schools, shops and other

amenities, this lovely home features three bedrooms,

great outdoor entertaining spaces and everything you

could need in a home perfect for small families,

downsizers, investors or first home buyers.The

Woodburner will keep you warm and cosy over the

winter months. Call April to view.

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 13th

May, 2020 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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WEB ID DFL75733

SHEFFIELD

101 Bulls Road

Exuding classical elegance with contemporary flair

comes a fully renovated family home without compare

in peace, privacy and relaxing panoramic rural outlooks.

If entertaining's a top priority you'll love the huge open

plan kitchen grouped around a socially centred island

with natural flow through dining and lounge where

ambiance is enhanced by a rustic wood burner on a wetback

supported by under-floor heating in tiled zones.

Triple-sets of bi-folds unite social spaces with a sunsoaked

north-facing deck with a sensational all-day sun

aspect where friends can gather around.

More for Less!

NEW LISTING

DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 17th June, 2020 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Amy Jones

Mobile 021 077 9945

amy.jones@pb.co.nz

Shar Simon

Mobile 027 555 0654

shar@pb.co.nz

$369,000

WEB ID DFU75815

DARFIELD

24 Torlesse Crescent

An address to impress in quiet and private Torlesse

where first-time family buyers can get in the game in a

unique and easy-to-keep A-Frame. Packed with quirky

character over 120 light-filled squares featuring upper

level master bedroom and balcony plus one double and

third double bedroom, bathroom and separate toilet

below. Integration between modern kitchen, dining,

lounge and expansive sunny decking seamlessly unifies

indoor/outdoor living.

VIEW By Appointment

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2

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NEW LISTING

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Stunning design

April Nicholls

Mobile 027 737 6474

april@pb.co.nz

BY NEGOTIATION

WEB ID LIU75838

LINCOLN

8 Carnaveron Drive

Situated in the desirable Bartonfields subdivision

surrounded by other quality homes this four-bedroom

family home boasts stylish finishes, modern

conveniences, and an indoor/outdoor flow that is a

pleasant surprise, a perfect combination for family living

or those looking to up size or downsize. The thoughtful

245m2 (approx) floor plan offers the following endless

amount of features. Call Dawn or Nicola to arrange a

private viewing.

VIEW By Appointment

Dawn Pollard

Mobile 022 073 7580

Office 03 595 6954

dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

Nicola Bray

Mobile 027 755 8846

Office 03 595 6954

nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $539,000+

WEB ID ROU75818

ROLLESTON

19 Sandhurst Drive

Full turn key package ( excluding window furnishings ),

just move in and enjoy! Pay a deposit now and the rest

on completion. Building is about to commence on this

striking brick and dark cedar home which also offers a

secure parking spot for a trailer or boat at the side of the

garage! Inside, the beautiful tiled shower in the ensuite

compliment the generous master bedroom complete

with walk in robe and ranch slider to the stunning kwila

decking. Get in early and choose your own colours!

VIEW By Appointment

2

2

4

2

2

NEW LISTING

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Shar Simon

Mobile 027 555 0654

shar@pb.co.nz

Spacious and sunny BUYERS $665,000+

WEB ID LIU75217

LINCOLN

34 Caulfield Crescent

Our owners decision has been made, they have found

their dream home and are keen to see a Sold sticker.

Built in 2015 this lovely property was designed with

spacious formal and informal living in mind and will

accommodate the whole family both inside and out. The

configuration of the fourth bedroom is positioned

perfectly if you work from home or have a teenager

wanting their own space. Close to playgrounds, schools,

bus stop and an easy walk to Lincoln township.

VIEW By Appointment

Dawn Pollard

Mobile 022 073 7580

Office 03 595 6954

dawn.pollard@pb.co.nz

Nicola Bray

Mobile 027 755 8846

Office 03 595 6954

nicola.bray@pb.co.nz

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2

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NEW LISTING

Green Thumbed Envy!

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROU74917

ROLLESTON

34 McLenaghan Road

Property available for private viewings from level 3 and

below.With gorgeous established gardens of sustainable

proportions and a designer flair it's hard to believe this

property is just 2 years young!

• High-spec 235m2 home on 859m2 section

• Designer kitchen, tri-stone bench & butler’s WIP

• Contemporary living with cathedral ceilings

• Log burner, Moisture Master and heat transfer

• Fully-tiled ensuite and large WIR

• Separate laundry and great hall storage

• Amazing lawns and gardens

VIEW By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 14th

May, 2020 at 5.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 12 Frame Crescent

SUPERB FAMILY LIVING ON A

SUBSTANTIAL SECTION

• Substantial family home

• Two separate living areas

• Four double bedrooms

• Large master bedroom

• Ensuite and walk in wardrobe

• Versatile study/office

• Well-appointed kitchen/reputable appliances

• Separate laundry

• Fantastic outdoor entertaining area

• Triple car garage

• Additional parking space

• Generous and secure 1486sqm section

• Desirable location

Price: Neg Over $699,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0717

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 3 Boulez Mews

BIG SECTION – BIG APPEAL

• Spacious family living

• Two separate living areas

• Four double bedrooms

• Master with ensuite and walk in robe

• Modern kitchen with stone bench tops

• Full butler’s pantry

• Wonderful storage options

• Gas fire and two heat pumps

• North facing outdoor living area

• Appealing 1105sqm section

• Desirable location

Price: Neg Over $685,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0693

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 14 Colebrook Drive

WELL POSITIONED PRIVATE SUN TRAP

• 150m² brick clad home

• Three double bedrooms

• Ensuite, bathroom, separate toilet

• Double glazed, heat pump, quality kitchen

appliances

• 574m² fully fenced private section

• Double garage with laundry, fibre connected

• Extremely well sited on north facing section

NEW LISTING

Price: Neg Over $485,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0713

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

jo@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 37B Masefield Drive

LIVE IT, LAND BANK IT OR DEVELOP IT

• 4347m² (approx.) subdivisible land

• Peter Ray Homes 277m² double glazed family home

• Four large double bedrooms, WIR, ensuite, bathroom

and separate toilet

• Spacious open plan kitchen, dining, living and

separate lounge

• Log burner with wetback

• Walk in pantry, study and separate laundry

• Immaculate established four seasons garden

• Double internal access garage with

ample parking options

• North facing aspect

NEW LISTING

Deadline Sale: Closing 3 June 2020 (Unless Sold Prior)

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0718

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

jo@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON

714 East Maddisons Road

PEACE & TRANQUILITY ON 2001M²

• 230m² brick home

• Four double bedrooms, WIR, ensuite, bathroom,

separate toilet

• Office, triple internal access garage with third toilet

• Spacious open plan living and separate lounge

• Log burner, heat pump, double glazing, air exchange

and internal vacuum system

• Four seasons garden

• North facing aspect and parking for six plus vehicles

• West Rolleston and Clearview Primary School Zones

NEW LISTING

Price: Neg Over $679,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0715

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

jo@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 12 George Street

THE PERFECT STARTER OR RENTAL

• 110m² three bedroom home

• 400m² easy care section

• Spacious kitchen/living area opens onto

sun drenched deck

• Log burner heats this well insulated home

• Ideally located on a quiet side road

• Extremely hard to find a property of this quality

in this price range

Price: Neg Over $399,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0695

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 2 Lucca Crescent

HIGH QUALITY STARTER

• Built by Generation Homes

• Three bedroom 135m² home

• Complete with modern appliances

• Excellent private outdoor living areas

• Generous 576m² fully fenced and irrigated

northfacing section

• Avoid all the hassles of the building process

and cost over runs

• Well built and extremely well priced home

• Immediate possession available

Price: $495,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0684

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

WEST MELTON - 478 Hoskyns Road

ROOM FOR THE EXTENDED FAMILY

OR INDEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBER

• 4 Hectares (2 road frontages)

• Main home - Four double bedroom family home

(270m²)

• Second home - Modern Two bedroom

• Established shelter belts and mature garden setting

• Close proximity to the thriving Rolleston Township

and all its amenities

Price: Neg Over $1,100,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA702

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

Private viewings, appraisals & listings are all possible during lockdown.

(Restrictions apply)

Please get in touch with the real estate agent listed on the property,

to book your viewing today.

Our local team are focused on helping you with your next move.

Request a complimentary market appraisal by either calling or requesting online.

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Bronwyn van der Pol

022 073 7757


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Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

West Melton/Weedons

Approx 4 hectare lifestyle property

Large modern family home

Price $1M - 1.5M

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3 bedrooms

1 - 2 living rooms

2 bathrooms

Price mid $500,000’s - $600,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Lincoln

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 living rooms

Minimum of 200m2 floor area

Price early $600,000’s

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

New or near new home

Section 450m2 - 650m2

Price up to $550,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2 bedroom townhouse

Small easy care section

Price up to $400,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedroom well maintained home

Good living space

Section 650m2 plus

Price $580,000 - $610,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 3 car garaging

Space to park a caravan

Section up to 900m2

Price $590,000 - $640,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, Butler’s pantry

3 car garaging

Section up to 1000m2

Price $600,000 - $700,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Extra garaging or large shed

Section 900m2 - 3000m2

Price $650,000 - $750,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston

5-6 bedrooms

Triple or quad garage

Section 800m2 plus

Price up to $720,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Prebbletonn

4+ bedrooms

Section 4000m2 - 2.5 acres

Price $1.4M - $2.2M

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedroom well maintained home

Walking distance to shops

Section 700m2 easy care

Price $550,000 - $620,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

West Melton

4+ bedrooms

3 car garaging

Section 1200m2 plus

Price $780,000 - $850,000

Contact

Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643

melanie.elliott@raywhite.com

Kirwee/Darfield

2 bedrooms

Price $300,000 - $400,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

1-2 bathrooms

Price around $415,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

1-2 bathrooms

Price around $440,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3 bedrooms, newish home

750m2 section plus

Any price range

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Must have 3 car garaging

Section up to 750m2

Price low $600,000’s

Contact

Nick Booth 027 306 3186

nick.booth@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

1-2 bathrooms

Double garage

Price up to $450,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3+ bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Nice living

Price up to $500,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299

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Sedan boosts

Corolla load space

TOYOTA NEW Zealand

is pulling no punches

marketing its Corolla.

Not only are there a

handful of new variants

within the range –

bearing in mind the latest

generation series landed

here just over two years

ago – but a fresh pricing

structure makes for valuepacked

buying across

sedan, hatchback and

wagon options.

I recently evaluated the

new wagon and remarked

on its value at just below

$30k; another newcomer is

the SX sedan and it is the

subject of this evaluation. It

is also value at $32,990, and

to be honest if I was a buyer

I couldn’t choose between

the two, I particularly like

wagons and sedans, and

both have special appeal,

although the sedan with

its 2-litre engine against

1.8-litre for the wagon may

just tip the balance.

And SX grade is certainly

for me, it translates to cloth

interior trim, but it also

has plenty of other goodies

to keep me happy in the

cabin such as sat nav, paddle

shifters, and radar cruise

control. The latter is part

of the Toyota Sense suite

of safety kit that is fitted

throughout the Corolla

range and it is state-of-theart,

easily earning a fivestar

Australasian New Car

Assessment Program rating.

A totally new platform

was developed for the

latest generation Corolla,

and it formed the basis

for the extensive array of

body styles that all sit on a

complex fully independent

suspension system. This

draws me to the range,

I like the idea of all four

corners working in their

own way and with the

spring and damper rates set

to a medium compromise,

the Corolla sedan feels

sporty and well attached to

the road.

In saying that, the SX

variant rides on 205/55 x

16in Dunlop rubber, there’s

nothing wrong with the

handling and the tyres are

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lot more presence.

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under the bonnet, well

there are in some ways, the

new sedan is available as a

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figures. Toyota also claims

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• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE b en made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

– page 4

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020starnews.co.nz

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

– pages 6 & 7

ACTION: Six city counci lors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the cu rent environment it’s

clear busine s as usual is not

a propriate and the council

n eds to l ok at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

the city council n eded was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic bu ton. the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not cha lenges that lie ahead.”

“Our residents and busine ses signed off for thr e months so City council chief executive

wi l be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

make adjustments, and we wi l, A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

however, we wi l n ed advice is m eting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

on the impacts on a l aspects of development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

options with elected members The bi gest b ost is $5.1

as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies

she said.

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

for a fr eze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3

shortly after Minister of Finance

Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10

No review

A message

Councillor takes

Davids heads

Views on

Lively group

over

of love, unity

matters into

community board cricket nets

celebrate

multi-storey

and prayers

his own hands

advocating body sought

St Patrick’s Day

house

for peace

Page 3 Page 6

Page 3 Page 5

Page 3 Page 7

Eastern

Motorway

Bid to

suburbs

opening

secure

repairs

delay

could take

brings

a while

relief

RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

the new Northern Motorway are

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Connecting Your Community

IT COULD

WEDNESDAY,

be a while until

MARCH 25, starnews.co.nz

2020

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch TUESDAY, starnews.co.nz

MARCH 24, 2020

Connecting Your Community

starnews.co.nz

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

aspirations for the area come to

fruition.

During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

It comes as the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

GIRL Page BOSS: Julia 17 Holmes But chief wants executive to be a Dawn geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said GIRL the BOSS: community Julia Holmes are “somewhat

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young

•“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects of this motorway for six

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

Consent

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed

Holmes is on a mission to Rates

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

The former service centre, on

make a difference in the world. any guidance them to back staff together. around

decisions are made to put our

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF The SLOAN year 11 St Margaret’s this, she said.

community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders

The year 11 St Margaret’s That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

of tension for years with residents

College student has a passion •Turn to page the 5

relief,” he said.

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SELWYN TIMES

New tech career in less than a year

Tech is big and getting bigger. The technology sector boomed

in 2019, cementing its position as one of our largest export

earners according to the latest annual TIN (Technology

Investment Network) Report. The number of people employed

by the technology sector increased by 7.9 per cent last year

to 51,569, and Canterbury’s tech revenue alone grew by 10.3

per cent. It has never been a better time to add tech to your

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The future is tech. Be part of it.

When it comes to the world of tech, the employment

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growth in Canterbury’s

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