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Thursday,<strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>,<strong>2020</strong> | Issue897 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Funding<br />

crucial to<br />

tyre plan<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Amberley’s mountainofused tyresmay<br />

soon become fuel for afurnace.<br />

Former Hurunui District councillor<br />

JuliaMcLeanand BruceGledhill have<br />

formed Accountability Actionwhichhas<br />

forged apath throughred tape in abid to<br />

rid the district of the tyres.<br />

The group has applied for $300,000<br />

from the Ministry for the Environment<br />

WasteMinimisationFund and $40,000<br />

from the <strong>Canterbury</strong>Waste Joint<br />

committee to get the tyresshreddedand<br />

shipped north to Golden BayCement in<br />

Whangarei.<br />

Here,the shredded tyreswill fuel a<br />

furnace developed by the cement<br />

company for its drying process.<br />

Mrs McLean told aHurunui District<br />

Council meeting last week the<br />

operation’s success hung on the two<br />

funding applications.<br />

‘‘These are the only two potential<br />

funders of money that fit this type of<br />

project. Thesetwo avenuesare it.’’<br />

ArequestbyMrs McLeanfor the<br />

council to holdthe funds on behalf of the<br />

groupifitwas successful was approved<br />

by the council.<br />

Mrs McLean and Mr Gledhill, who has<br />

worked for years in the waste industry,<br />

joined the councilmeeting remotely to<br />

outline theirplans, which started to take<br />

shapelast November.<br />

Mrs McLean said the whole operation<br />

had to be set up, support garnered, and<br />

the landowner consulted before<br />

Accountability Action couldseek funds.<br />

‘‘I am not sure what more can be done.<br />

But those who have come on board are<br />

sending astrong messagethat it is a<br />

community clean­up job.’’<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

On the move ... Fish and Game Ranger Dirk Barr with brown trout destined this week for the Waiau River. Each year Amuri Irrigation<br />

gets <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Fish &Game to salvage fish caught in the scheme and return them to the river. PHOTO: RICHARD COSGROVE, FISH AND GAME NZ<br />

Anglers getaCovid-19 bonus<br />

Anglers in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>can now<br />

fish rivers thatwouldnormallybeclosed<br />

at this time of year.<br />

The Covid­19 lockdown meantanglers<br />

were unable to use the last six weeks of<br />

the traditional fishing season.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Fishand Game<br />

Council successfully askedthe<br />

ConservationMinister foranamendment<br />

to the SportsFishing Notice, which<br />

meanslocal anglers can now fish the<br />

Waimakariri, Ashley, Hurunui and<br />

WaiauRivers until September 30.<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> Fish and Game<br />

Council chairman Alan Strong says it is<br />

great news for anglerswho had lost<br />

fishing opportunities.<br />

‘‘The extensionofthe season willbea<br />

welcome reliefduring these stressful<br />

times,and we encouragepeople to enjoy<br />

the spectacular freshwater fishing<br />

opportunities thatthe <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

regionhas to offer, as well as to allow<br />

them the chance to go out and catch a<br />

trout for the table.’’<br />

The regional organisation’s chief<br />

executive, RasmusGabrielsson, says for<br />

the pastfour yearsmost waterways in<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>have closed at the end<br />

of April and, as aresult, the reduced<br />

winterseason(<strong>May</strong> 1toSeptember 30)<br />

offered feweropportunities compared to<br />

most other South Islandregions.<br />

‘‘This lack of winter fishing<br />

opportunity is something that <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Fish &Game is looking to<br />

rectifylong term,through areview of the<br />

fishingregulations for next season.<br />

‘‘However, the councildeemed it<br />

appropriate to consider allowingmore<br />

opportunity sooner.<br />

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By DAVID HILL<br />

Food banks are helpingapart of the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> community they don’t<br />

normally have to support, as theCovid­19<br />

crisis begins to bite.<br />

Communitygroups are rallying to<br />

support Waimakariri’s food banks to help<br />

meet demand.<br />

Budgeting Services<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

SatisfyFood Rescue and SocialServices<br />

Waimakariri (SSW) have joined withthe<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s Civil<br />

Defence welfare team to form the Food<br />

and Budgeting ForumCollaboration to<br />

support four foodbanks across the district.<br />

SSW project facilitator Nicki Carter says<br />

Wellbeing <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>’s community<br />

pantry at Kaiapoi CommunitySupport,the<br />

Oxford Community Trustand Rangiora’s<br />

Salvation Army and Hope Community<br />

Trustfood banks haveexperienced<br />

increaseddemandinrecent weeks.<br />

‘‘We havebeen anticipating increased<br />

demand due to Covid­19 from people who<br />

are finding this difficultand are newly<br />

unemployed or havereduced incomes.<br />

‘‘We are dealing with awhole new cohort<br />

of the community that we don’t normally<br />

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to store food for the food banks,but it soon<br />

becameapparent amorepermanent<br />

solution was needed, Nicki says. Funding<br />

has been received from the Rangiora<br />

Masonic Lodge, the Ministry of Social<br />

Development’s community fund and local<br />

supermarkets foranew walk­in freezer,<br />

which Satisfy Food Rescue will use at its<br />

Kaiapoi base. To support the foodbanks,<br />

the forum is launching apublic appeal and<br />

is seeking donations of money rather than<br />

food to ensure public safety. Donations can<br />

be made directly to the food banks:<br />

Community Wellbeing <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Trust:wellbeingnc.org.nz/getinvolved/donate/<br />

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Plan to send old tyres north<br />

From Page 1<br />

She had worked to get ‘‘genuine broad<br />

support’’ from the <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>May</strong>oral<br />

Forum, Fireand EmergencyNew Zealand,<br />

the WinegrowersAssociationand the<br />

KowaiSchoolcluster.<br />

The group has also set up aGive ALittle<br />

Page and carriedout local fundraisingfor<br />

donations to the clean­up.<br />

Mrs McLean says the uptakehas been<br />

low. ‘‘We believethis is because people<br />

don’tsee the clean­up as the responsibility<br />

of individuals,and the pile is on private<br />

land.’’<br />

It has also sought donations from all 42<br />

knowntyre retailerswho usedthe services<br />

of the businessesthat dumped them,<br />

without success.<br />

Fishing amendment granted<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘So,weapplied to the Ministerof<br />

Conservationfor aone­off amendment and<br />

extension to thecurrent fishing season.<br />

‘‘These are extraordinary circumstances<br />

that certainly justify practical adjustment<br />

to ensure anglers get some local recreation<br />

opportunities to get into the outdoors.’’<br />

The extension appliestoaselected<br />

number of waterways,closetopopulation<br />

centres, which gives anglersthe<br />

opportunity to fish locally and close to<br />

home in keeping with Covid­19 conditions.<br />

The waterways and lower sections of<br />

larger rivers included in the application<br />

were carefully selected to ensure that no<br />

knownmajorspawning areas are put at<br />

risk.<br />

Because important spawning areas are<br />

protected, it is notconsidered any<br />

Mrs McLean says she is talking to both<br />

ports aboutwaiving their portservice<br />

charges, which would helpwith costs.<br />

If all goes to planthe first load of<br />

shredded tyres will headnorth next April.<br />

The tyres will be shreddedonthe<br />

Racecourse Road site using amobile<br />

shredder built by MaugersContracting<br />

Ltd. This is expectedtotake 85 days.<br />

‘‘We will fill two 20­foot containers at a<br />

time and have them transportedto<br />

Lyttelton Port via truck. NZ Express has<br />

agreedtodothis, as well as store<br />

containersattheir siteinorder to meet the<br />

shipping vessel schedule.’’<br />

The containershave been donated by<br />

GoldenBay Cement and will go on Pacifica<br />

Shipping vessels to Whangarei Port. The<br />

cementcompany will collect them.<br />

additional harvest pressure, or angling<br />

opportunities,willrisk endangering the<br />

long­term sustainability of sportsfish<br />

populations.<br />

Fishers can fish downstream of the<br />

confluence of the Staircase Stream with<br />

the Waimakariri River, downstream of the<br />

AshleyGorgeRoadonthe Ashley River,<br />

downstream of the confluenceofthe South<br />

branchwith the Hurunui River, and<br />

downstream of the confluenceofthe Hope<br />

River on the Waiau River.<br />

In addition to this one­off extension, the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>region will also<br />

undertakeawiderangling regulation<br />

reviewlaterthis month.More information<br />

on proposed regulation changes will be<br />

available on the Fish &Game website from<br />

<strong>May</strong> 18. Anglers are invited to make<br />

submissions in writing to be considered at<br />

its June 17 meeting.<br />

Email: alpinenorthcant@gmail.com<br />

www.alpineairnz.co.nz<br />

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Facilities<br />

open doors<br />

Many public facilities across the<br />

Hurunuidistricthave reopened under<br />

alert level 2.<br />

They include playgrounds and<br />

reserves, libraries,public toilets and<br />

service centres.<br />

The use of community halls is being<br />

assessed on acase­by­case basis,<br />

depending on the activity and the health<br />

and safety plans provided by applicants.<br />

Manyfacilities have extra healthand<br />

safety measures in place to address<br />

Covid­19needs, including sign­in<br />

stations,social distancing, extra<br />

sanitisingand contact­tracing records.<br />

Full detailsonwhat facilities are open<br />

and how they are operating can be<br />

viewed on the council’s website, on the<br />

Covid­19and Council Services page.<br />

The council’s move to level 2is<br />

happening progressively,with online<br />

options and video­conferencing still<br />

playing amajor role in its operations.<br />

Chiefexecutive Hamish Dobbie says<br />

althoughthe facilitiesare opening, he<br />

recommends customers phone,email or<br />

video call for help.<br />

‘‘We want to ensure we continue to<br />

reduce potential exposure to Covid­19<br />

and allow for appropriatesocial<br />

distancing. We are also asking that<br />

customers choose not to use cash if<br />

possible.’’<br />

Contactlesspayment minimises the<br />

risk of virus transfer.<br />

As an incentive,those who set up a<br />

direct debit to pay their rates are<br />

receivingadouble pass to the Hanmer<br />

Springs pools.<br />

Mr Dobbiesays residents should enjoy<br />

the autonomyoflevel 2, but be mindful of<br />

their responsibilities. ‘‘It is important<br />

that we all continuetobevigilant.”<br />

In brief<br />

Show dates announced<br />

New performance dates have been<br />

confirmed for <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Musicals’ postponed production of<br />

Joseph andthe Amazing Technicolour<br />

Dreamcoat.The show was to have<br />

opened on <strong>May</strong>7at theRangiora Town<br />

Hall, but was postponed because of<br />

Covid­19 lockdown restrictions. It will<br />

now open next year at the same venue<br />

on <strong>May</strong> 13 and close on <strong>May</strong> 29. <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Musicalsexecutive<br />

committee president Michelle<br />

Hampton says it is ‘‘great news’’ to<br />

have the new dates for the show locked<br />

in for 20<strong>21</strong>.<br />

Blackwell brothers<br />

Aphotograph of Andrew Blackwell<br />

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Firms in push to retain staff<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Localbusinesses are doing<br />

what theycan to retainstaff.<br />

Enterprise <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ENC)chief<br />

executive Heather Warwick<br />

says she is not aware of large<br />

job losses in the region due to<br />

the Covid­19lockdown.<br />

‘‘I think therewill be some<br />

(job losses) and that’s to be<br />

expected. It’s about<br />

understanding the business<br />

and cutting thecosts to fit with<br />

your cashflow, but that’s where<br />

the wage subsidy is making a<br />

difference.<br />

‘‘I honestly get the sense that<br />

none of the businesses we work<br />

with are rushing to lay off staff.<br />

Whenyou have agreat team<br />

you do everything you can to<br />

keepyour team.Iknowalot of<br />

employers will do their bestfor<br />

their staff.’’<br />

The government’s wage<br />

subsidy, announced in March<br />

as the country went into<br />

lockdown, was for an initial 12<br />

weeks to June.<br />

It was extended by eight<br />

weeks under tighter eligibility<br />

criteria,which will carry over<br />

somebusinesses to August.<br />

‘‘Wewill reallyonly get a<br />

sense of it in three months.Noone<br />

is expecting to go back and<br />

be operating at 100 percent<br />

straight away.<br />

‘‘It’s anew normal for all of<br />

us and it’s goingtotaketime to<br />

build up again. But the clear<br />

message is to support local—<br />

that’sgoingtohelp local<br />

businesses by putting money<br />

back into the local economy.’’<br />

ENC has supported429<br />

businesses during the<br />

lockdown through the<br />

Regional Business Partner<br />

programme,with <strong>21</strong> percent<br />

being tourismand hospitality<br />

businesses,whichnationally<br />

experienceda95% ($814<br />

million) drop in electronic<br />

card spend lastmonth<br />

compared withApril 2019.<br />

Tradesand service<br />

businesses made up 18% of the<br />

businesses seeking support,<br />

followed by retail(15%), food<br />

and beverage producers,<br />

3<br />

professionalservices,<br />

construction,manufacturing,<br />

property, art and recreation,<br />

primary industry, then<br />

wholesale and distribution.<br />

Mrs Warwick says ENC has<br />

beenable to assist with<br />

professionalservices grantsto<br />

helpbusinesses in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> and Kaikourawith<br />

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‘‘It’s just phenomenalthe<br />

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Council proposes a3.74pc rates increase<br />

Arates increase of 3.74 percent has been<br />

proposed by theHurunui District<br />

Council. The figure followsacouncil<br />

meeting last week and the closureofthe<br />

Hanmer pools due to Covid­19 protocols<br />

whichhas left abig holeinits budget.<br />

The council was keentocut costs to<br />

help ratepayers affected by the lockdown.<br />

Chieffinancial officerJason Becksaid<br />

the councilhad been planning a$3.4<br />

million poolssurplus, butwas now<br />

budgeting anet profit of $64,000.<br />

The council dividendwas now<br />

calculatedonananticipated cashsurplus<br />

of $64,000,plusdepreciation of $1,042,200.<br />

‘‘This means there is no depreciation<br />

funds being usedtorepay debtand any<br />

further capital expenditure willbe<br />

funded by debt,’’ he says.<br />

Mr Beck says the loss of $894,102 of the<br />

dividendfrom the pool represents 4.38%<br />

of last year’s ratestake of $20,398,510.<br />

Withoutbudgetchanges, this would<br />

havemeantarawincreaseof10.28%. The<br />

councilhad already agreedany increase<br />

above 5% wouldnot be tolerated.<br />

Mr Beck saysproposedinflationadjusted<br />

wage increases had been pared<br />

back and ratingfor council earthquakeprone<br />

buildingshad been put on hold,<br />

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Afund for Queen Mary building<br />

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Busy couple ... The owners of Rangiora’s Fools of Desire Cafe, Elisa Leach and Karl<br />

Horwarth, outside the cafe in Conway Lane last Saturday.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Local backing crucial<br />

to business recovery<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Communitysupport for local businesses<br />

has neverbeen moreimportant,a<br />

Rangiora cafe ownersays.<br />

Covid­19 restrictionshave hit<br />

businesseshard, particularly in the<br />

hospitality industry wherecafes and<br />

restaurants were forced to close under<br />

the level­4lockdown.<br />

‘‘We had no revenuebut considerable<br />

fixedcosts,’’ explains Karl Horwarth, coownerofRangiora’sFools<br />

of Desire<br />

Cafe.<br />

The Government’s wage subsidy ‘‘was<br />

ahuge help’’.<br />

‘‘It has enabled us to keep our team<br />

together. But likesome other key<br />

industries, including tourism,<br />

hospitality has taken alongerhit than<br />

most and some direct andadditional<br />

help,like aGST waiver for amonthor<br />

longer, would help with cashflow and be<br />

asimple way to assist.’’<br />

Karl says he wants to learnabout the<br />

WaimakaririDistrict Council’s plans for<br />

the region.<br />

‘‘I would lovetosee acomprehensive<br />

plan to improve facilities, encourage<br />

innovativeideas, and then market<br />

ourselves to awider audience.’’<br />

Karland his partner, Elisa Leach,<br />

madethe most of their lockdown time to<br />

improve their business by holdingZoom<br />

meetings with staffevery otherday,<br />

doing online training, and upgrading<br />

systems.<br />

‘‘Wealso rebuilt our website in<br />

preparation for levelthree and online<br />

ordering and takeaways.’’ With trading<br />

restrictionsnow eased, the cafe had<br />

somegood dayswith online sales, phone<br />

orders and text orders.<br />

‘‘But our cafe is acommunity hub,not<br />

justaplacefor food and drink, and<br />

everyone missed the interactionwith<br />

customers, the laughs, the personal<br />

touches, the atmosphere of abusy,<br />

lively,friendly cafe,’’Karl says.<br />

Karlsays the road ahead is uncertain<br />

and it is clear that communitysupport<br />

for local businesses will be vital.<br />

‘‘The local elementisthe key to the<br />

support. Pay your bills, spend your<br />

money in the shops,goout for ameal or<br />

drink if you can afford it.<br />

‘‘Asindividuals we can all do that and<br />

there is ahuge tangible benefit if we do.<br />

On awider scale Ihope landlords, banks<br />

and otherbigger institutionssee that<br />

theyalso have to play their part and<br />

share in the pain,proportionally.’’<br />

`Bubble' clothing on offer<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

ARangiorabusinesswoman has created an<br />

‘‘I Love My Bubble’’design for T­shirtsand<br />

hoodiestoraise funds for Youthline and<br />

the West Christchurch Women’sRefuge.<br />

Wendy Quigley, who owns T­shirt design<br />

business Junk2Funk,suffersfrom bipolar<br />

disorderand struggles with depression.<br />

She began creating designs for T­shirts<br />

and hoodies in 2008 whensomeone<br />

suggested she put some of her painted<br />

images on T­shirts.<br />

However, Wendyhad otherdesignideas.<br />

The on­line business makes customised<br />

T­shirts and hoodies for fundraising,<br />

advertising and promotions.<br />

‘‘Wework withindividuals, businesses,<br />

organisations, schools and groupsto<br />

provideunique designs for fundraising<br />

and to get themnoticed,’’ she says.<br />

Wendy cameupwith the bubble design<br />

during the level­four lockdown when she<br />

was enjoyingseeing families walking in<br />

her neighbourhood. She decided to use the<br />

design as afundraiser. ‘‘I saw that<br />

organisationswere strugglingtoraise<br />

funds due to the lockdown.’’<br />

The T­shirtsand hoodies are made by<br />

Fundraiser ... WendyQuigleyand her<br />

daughter Jazmin Quigley, aged 14, in ‘‘Love<br />

My Bubble’’ hoodies.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

ClokeClothing,awholesale fair­trade<br />

clothing supplier, which gets the garments<br />

made in Bangladesh. Wendy’s designs are<br />

printed on the clothing by Rangiora’s<br />

Norstar Screen Printing. She is sellingthe<br />

T­shirtsfor $25, with $5 per item goingto<br />

charity. The hoodiesare $50,with $10<br />

goingtocharity.For purchases, email<br />

Wendyatwendy@junk2funk.co.nz.


Lynda hits the right note with cafe<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Aformermusic teacher who<br />

wanted to own acafe is living her<br />

dreamasownerofRangiora’s<br />

Soda Cafe and Bar.<br />

Closing the cafeduring the<br />

Covid­19 level­fourlockdown was<br />

hard,but Rangiora’s LyndaCox is<br />

enjoying being able to welcome<br />

customersback again under alert<br />

level2.<br />

Before buying the cafe, Lynda<br />

was amusic teacher andsemiprofessional<br />

musician in Britain<br />

for 14 years.She moved to New<br />

Zealand 16 years ago with her<br />

husband, Jeremy,tofurther his<br />

career.<br />

‘‘I wasborn and lived my whole<br />

United Kingdom life in Luton,<br />

Bedfordshire,about48km north of<br />

London,’’ Lynda says.<br />

Owning acafe had been a<br />

lifetimedreambut study, work and<br />

then family got in the way. After<br />

moving to New Zealand, Lynda<br />

was astay­at­homemum.<br />

‘‘I spent alot of time<br />

volunteering for KartSport<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> as arace officialand<br />

the club secretary,and assisting<br />

my husband’sbusiness in an<br />

administrative role,’’ she says.<br />

However, on her 50th birthday,<br />

in December 2015, Lyndadecided<br />

it was timetopursueher cafe<br />

dreamand in early 2016the couple<br />

bought Soda CafeinKingsford<br />

SmithDrive.<br />

‘‘Forthe first 2 1 ⁄2 years of owning<br />

Soda Iworkedseven days aweek,<br />

aminimumof12hours aday.<br />

Eighteenmonthsago we decided<br />

to close on Mondays to givemea<br />

day off aweek,althoughIdon’t<br />

Friendly welcome ... Soda Cafe and Bar owner­manager Lynda Cox, centre, with staff members, Taria Martin,<br />

left, and Poppy McCreanor, at the cafe in Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

always achieve this with catering<br />

commitmentsetc. ‘‘I nowwork an<br />

average of 80 hoursaweek and<br />

love every minute of it.’’<br />

Lynda loves cooking and says<br />

the challengeofrunning a<br />

commercialkitchen and filling the<br />

food cabinet single­handed is<br />

amazing.<br />

‘‘Seeing people enjoy my food<br />

and receiving positive feedback<br />

absolutely makes all the hard work<br />

worthit.’’<br />

Lyndaalso enjoys the challenge<br />

of owning her own business and<br />

learningsomething new about<br />

herself every day.<br />

‘‘I havenoformal training, just<br />

years of experimentation, passion<br />

and it helpsthat Ilove eating<br />

delicious food,’’ she says.<br />

Aselection of gluten­free<br />

cabinet food is astrongpoint of<br />

difference for SodaCafe.<br />

‘‘Wehave regular customers<br />

travelling in weekly from<br />

Christchurch,Rolleston, New<br />

Brighton andall overthe place for<br />

our gluten­free baking, especially<br />

our gluten­free donuts.<br />

‘‘Our piesand burgers are also<br />

crowd­pleasers.Imake everything<br />

in house. Quality control,<br />

consistency, and baking in small<br />

batches to ensureour food is fresh<br />

are my top priorities.’’<br />

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5<br />

<strong>May</strong>or<br />

writes to<br />

Bunnings<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Waimakariri <strong>May</strong>orDan<br />

Gordon has goneintobat<br />

foremployeesfacedwith<br />

thepossible closureof<br />

BunningsWarehouse in<br />

Rangiora.<br />

Mr Gordon has beenon<br />

the phone with Bunnings’<br />

headofficeand has<br />

followed up withaletter<br />

callingonthe hardware<br />

retailertostayin<strong>North</strong><br />

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

Bunnings saysitis<br />

considering closing seven<br />

stores aroundthe country,<br />

includingRangiora.<br />

The announcement puts<br />

<strong>21</strong> localjobsinjeopardy.<br />

‘‘Frommypoint of view,<br />

it is disappointing thatwe<br />

could loseanational<br />

retailertoour district,<br />

especially given the<br />

continued growth in our<br />

districtmeanswehave<br />

the numberstosustain<br />

large­scale retailersas<br />

wellassmaller niche<br />

businesses.’’<br />

The Waimakariri<br />

population of 63,000 is<br />

expected to top75,000<br />

overthe nextdecade and<br />

the council is working to<br />

developarecoveryplan<br />

for the region to bounce<br />

backfromthe lockdown.<br />

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Takeaway coffee cups<br />

Compostable items<br />

Clothes and toys<br />

Nappies<br />

Polystyrene<br />

Pans and foils<br />

Window glass, crockery &light bulbs<br />

Liquids or food<br />

Batteries<br />

General rubbish.<br />

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VIEWS<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

KAIKŌURA VIEWS<br />

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE<br />

Forging afresh path<br />

As we create our new normal at alert<br />

level 2, now is the time to create avision<br />

for the future of Kaikoura.<br />

There is no doubt things are going to<br />

be tough, with many businesses<br />

struggling after Covid­19 lockdown<br />

restrictions and the impact on tourism,<br />

but every cloud has asilver lining.<br />

Now is the time to work together and<br />

shop local, supporting our local<br />

businesses.<br />

Let’s build on our strengths and<br />

showcase the incredible beauty of the<br />

natural environment we call home.<br />

There’s been ashift of thinking that<br />

has taken place in lockdown. I've been<br />

speaking to many people who are<br />

thinking differently, from how we run<br />

our businesses to how we live our lives.<br />

There is ashift to amore sustainable<br />

way of living that stands us in good stead<br />

to benefit from the new budget<br />

investment of $1.1 billion into<br />

environmental jobs and projects in<br />

regional New Zealand.<br />

We have always valued our unique<br />

landscape and now, with greater funding<br />

being offered, we can continue to build<br />

on our past work.<br />

It is abalancing act between acting<br />

fast, creating real jobs right now for our<br />

community, and keeping an eye on the<br />

future.<br />

The council is working with partner<br />

organisations on ideas to put forward for<br />

consideration under the new<br />

environmental funding streams. At the<br />

same time, we have the strange<br />

opportunity presented by Covid­19 to<br />

create the place we want Kaikoura to be,<br />

for us and our visitors.<br />

Given that we are going to be severely<br />

impacted by Covid­19, we have set up an<br />

Economic Recovery Governance Group<br />

with community leaders.<br />

LETTER TO THE EDITOR<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Iwish to comment on your excellent<br />

article and photo in last week’s <strong>North</strong><br />

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

Congratulations to the woman who<br />

took it upon herself to sift through the<br />

rubbish dumpedoff the stopbank<br />

along the Ashley River and identify<br />

the company or person responsible.<br />

Iwould like to see more people take<br />

This team will work with our<br />

community to create and drive an<br />

Economic Recovery Plan, helping<br />

facilitate investment and partnership in<br />

recovery projects and supporting the<br />

planning of employment creation<br />

projects in the district.<br />

Unfortunately, level 4scuttled the<br />

<strong>2020</strong>/20<strong>21</strong> Draft Annual Plan that was<br />

ready for consultation in April and <strong>May</strong>.<br />

However, while we have been in<br />

lockdown, council management and staff<br />

have revised the Draft Annual Plan in<br />

order to balance the financial effects of<br />

Covid­19 on ratepayers with the planned<br />

earthquake recovery expenditure.<br />

We hope to have the document<br />

available for consultation in June and<br />

will promote this online, through the<br />

Kaikoura Star and noticeboards around<br />

town.<br />

Please take the time to read the<br />

consultation document and let us know<br />

what you think.<br />

Iwould also like to thank our<br />

community for the sacrifices that have<br />

been made to keep this community safe<br />

and healthy. Saying that, I’m loving the<br />

freedom of level 2. It’s great to talk to<br />

people face to face (from asafe<br />

distance).<br />

There are good health and safety<br />

protocols in place at every local business<br />

I’ve been to, and I’m impressed at the<br />

way everyone is adhering to the<br />

restrictions and working within level 2<br />

guidelines.<br />

Please continue your good work and<br />

keep our community safe and healthy.<br />

Our greatest asset right now is the<br />

place we live and the people who live<br />

there. Let’s embrace that silver lining<br />

and be proactive in creating the new<br />

normal. I’m up for the challenge and I<br />

imagine you are, too.<br />

this action, as while out walking<br />

myself Isee the rubbish thrown on the<br />

ground along walkways and roadsides.<br />

It doesn’t take much to take abag<br />

(like Ido), pick it up and dispose of it.<br />

Take pride in our surroundings<br />

everyone.<br />

Yours<br />

June Forster,<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

Farming will help lead<br />

us out of tough times<br />

Agriculture is proving to be one of the country’s economic life rafts<br />

amid the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Daniel Maxwell, Federated<br />

Farmers <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Meat and Wool chairman.<br />

Economiccommentators are pretty<br />

much unanimousthat the world has<br />

entered what could be aprolonged<br />

recessionsparked by the Covid­19<br />

pandemic.<br />

New Zealand isn’t immune but what<br />

has already been clear overthe last two<br />

months is that agriculture is one of our<br />

economy’s life rafts.<br />

Deemed an essential industry,<br />

farmers and growers havebeen able to<br />

carryonproducingquality milk, meat,<br />

grainand fibre not onlyfor five million<br />

Kiwisbut seventimes that numberof<br />

people offshore.<br />

What's more, we do it at alower<br />

carbon footprint than almost anywhere<br />

else on the planet.<br />

Environmentaland animalwelfare<br />

credentials are increasingly important<br />

to well­offconsumers, so even though<br />

theremight be abumpyridewith prices<br />

on global marketplaces buffeted by the<br />

virusfall­out, our primary produce<br />

export revenue, and thusfarm incomes,<br />

shouldn’t take too muchofahiding.<br />

Havingsaid that, it is certainly not the<br />

time to be lumpingthe sector, which has<br />

the greatest prospect of accelerating our<br />

LOST AND FOUND<br />

The following property has been reported<br />

as lost to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Police:<br />

ANike backpackwith clothes and a<br />

charger, ablack Apple iPhone 8, asmall<br />

black wallet,ablackSamsung phoneina<br />

pink case, asilver iPhone 6inacream/<br />

beige case, ablack cardholder, ablackand­white<br />

cowhidewallet, and ablack<br />

walletwith Germanidentification.<br />

The following propertyhas been left at<br />

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Rangiora Station: AStChristopher<br />

pendantand fingerprintpendantona<br />

silvernecklace, aToyota car key with<br />

another key and around blacktab, agold<br />

holy medal, anecklace with ‘‘Lachlan I<br />

ROWE 07 APRIL2008’’ on it, ablack<br />

whistle on astring withtwo small keys,a<br />

gold twisted necklace,ablack/orange<br />

multifunction watch, achild’sblack­andyellowmultifunction<br />

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necklace with ahook on it, apieceof<br />

greenstoneonablack string,along gold<br />

link necklace,acoppery necklace with a<br />

flatpendant, asilver diamond stud<br />

economic recovery, withawhole lot<br />

morerestrictions, rules andcosts.<br />

Unfortunately, it is amuchharder<br />

roadahead for some other sectors,<br />

especially tourism. Internationaltravel<br />

is pretty much stuffed,atleast in the<br />

short­term, although there is some hope<br />

thatwecan getasafe travel bubblegoing<br />

withour mates across the Tasman.<br />

As was acknowledged in the Budget<br />

on <strong>May</strong>14, all this means there are<br />

excellentjob opportunities in our<br />

primary sector for Kiwis who have the<br />

right attitude, enjoy the outdoors and<br />

aren't afraid of hard work.<br />

The pandemic has put clamps on the<br />

usual flowofmigrant workers, and the<br />

dairy sector in particular, includingin<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, has workforcegaps.<br />

The latest Federated Farmers<br />

remuneration survey confirmsgood onfarmpay<br />

increases, and often<br />

accommodationisthrown in.<br />

The pandemic has also shown us that<br />

agriculture alsooffers job security.<br />

It wouldbegreatifthe upshot is a<br />

waveofyoung people realising thereis<br />

agreat careerpathwayahead of them<br />

working on the land.<br />

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gold necklace, abrown stringnecklace<br />

with cream,light and dark brown rings<br />

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silver earring,asilver diamond stud<br />

earring, asilver four­diamond earring, a<br />

silver drop earring, asilver twisted<br />

anklet,acoppery largeball stud earring,<br />

asmall silver linkbracelet, asparkly<br />

large silver ballstud earring, aFitBit, a<br />

watch engraved ‘‘To Sam Love Dad<br />

5/1/18’’, acream­and­copper sportwatch,<br />

acream Baby GWatch, apendant<br />

engraved ‘‘Happy 60th 25/9/14’’, a<br />

macramebead droplet,agold bracelet<br />

engraved ‘‘Kia Kaha and carry on’’, apink<br />

paua­type butterfly charm, abracelet<br />

with beads, astring­typebracelet, asmall<br />

pink necklace withapixie pendant, a<br />

silver sun charmbracelet,ablackApple<br />

iPhone in ablack lifeproof case.<br />

Also, thereisaiPhoneXR inablack<br />

case in Amberley and ablackPanasonic<br />

landline phone in Rangiora.<br />

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Good<br />

Rise 7:44am<br />

Set 5:06pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:57am<br />

2:23pm<br />

Rise 9:50am<br />

Set 6:54pm<br />

Light Sturning<br />

E<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:45am<br />

Set 5:05pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:51am<br />

3:18pm<br />

Rise 10:48am<br />

Set 7:48pm<br />

Fresh E<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:46am<br />

Set 5:05pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

3:46am<br />

4:13pm<br />

Rise 11:39am<br />

Set 8:50pm<br />

Moderate SE turning<br />

E<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

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2<br />

E0.9 m E0.8 m E0.6 m E0.8 m E1.3 m E1.4 m E1.5 m<br />

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0<br />

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri 3:36am 2.1 9:46am 0.7 4:17am 2.1 10:29am 0.7 4:58am 2.1 11:11am 0.7 5:42am 2.1 11:54am 0.7 6:28am 2.1 12:25am 0.7 7:17am 2.1 1:09am 0.6 8:07am 2.1 1:56am 0.6<br />

Mouth<br />

4:00pm 2.2 10:16pm 0.7 4:42pm 2.2 10:59pm 0.7 5:23pm 2.2 11:41pm 0.7 6:07pm 2.3<br />

6:52pm 2.3 12:38pm 0.7 7:38pm 2.3 1:24pm 0.6 8:27pm 2.3 2:11pm 0.6<br />

Amberley 3:36am 2.1 9:46am 0.7 4:17am 2.1 10:29am 0.7 4:58am 2.1 11:11am 0.7 5:42am 2.1 11:54am 0.7 6:28am 2.1 12:25am 0.7 7:17am 2.1 1:09am 0.6 8:07am 2.1 1:56am 0.6<br />

Beach<br />

4:00pm 2.2 10:16pm 0.7 4:42pm 2.2 10:59pm 0.7 5:23pm 2.2 11:41pm 0.7 6:07pm 2.3<br />

6:52pm 2.3 12:38pm 0.7 7:38pm 2.3 1:24pm 0.6 8:27pm 2.3 2:11pm 0.6<br />

3:45am 2.1 9:55am 0.7 4:26am 2.1 10:38am 0.7 5:07am 2.1 11:20am 0.7 5:51am 2.1<br />

6:37am 2.1 12:34am 0.7 7:26am 2.1 1:18am 0.6 8:16am 2.1 2:05am 0.6<br />

Motunau 4:09pm 2.2 10:25pm 0.7 4:51pm 2.2 11:08pm 0.7 5:32pm 2.2 11:50pm 0.7 6:16pm 2.3 12:03pm 0.7 7:01pm 2.3 12:47pm 0.7 7:47pm 2.3 1:33pm 0.6 8:36pm 2.3 2:20pm 0.6<br />

3:47am 2.1 9:57am 0.7 4:28am 2.1 10:40am 0.7 5:09am 2.1 11:22am 0.7 5:53am 2.1<br />

6:39am 2.1 12:36am 0.7 7:28am 2.1 1:20am 0.6 8:18am 2.1 2:07am 0.6<br />

Gore Bay 4:11pm 2.2 10:27pm 0.7 4:53pm 2.2 11:10pm 0.7 5:34pm 2.2 11:52pm 0.7 6:18pm 2.3 12:05pm 0.7 7:03pm 2.3 12:49pm 0.7 7:49pm 2.3 1:35pm 0.6 8:38pm 2.3 2:22pm 0.6<br />

3:42am 1.6 9:50am 0.5 4:25am 1.6 10:32am 0.6 5:08am 1.6 11:14am 0.6 5:52am 1.6 11:58am 0.6 6:38am 1.6 12:30am 0.5 7:26am 1.6 1:17am 0.5 8:14am 1.6 2:05am 0.5<br />

Kaikoura 4:05pm 1.7 10:19pm 0.6 4:47pm 1.7 11:02pm 0.5 5:30pm 1.7 11:46pm 0.5 6:13pm 1.7<br />

6:57pm 1.8 12:42pm 0.5 7:43pm 1.8 1:28pm 0.5 8:31pm 1.8 2:16pm 0.5<br />

*Not for navigational purposes. Wind and swell are based on apoint off Gore Bay. Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa. www.ofu.co.nz www.tidespy.com Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.<br />

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It is aprivilege to serveour community inthis difficult<br />

time as we adjust to theimpactsofCovid-19.<br />

I’mheretohelp.<br />

“Thanks Matt for your message received today,<br />

and your good wishes for us all during our current<br />

crisis. Ihave tosay Ihave personally had avery<br />

pleasant lockdown here inRingwood. Ican<br />

particularly commend our local supermarket for<br />

its effective organisation of shoppers on site, but<br />

also its efforts intaking orders and delivering<br />

the goodstothe door. The staff have all been<br />

courteous, friendly and helpful as well as carefully<br />

keeping the appropriate distance from each other<br />

and their customers. For the record,overall, Ihave<br />

found everyone in Oxford goodhumoured, friendly<br />

and careful to maintain lockdown rules.”<br />

Well done Oxford,especially thelocal FreshChoice<br />

supermarket.Lovely feedback from alocal Oxford<br />

resident in thesechallengingtimes.-Matt.<br />

When Roger(nothis real name)foundthat his<br />

wage subsidyhadn’tbeen paid intohis bank<br />

account, he immediately reachedout to my office.<br />

We were abletohelp him getitsorted. This is just<br />

oneofthe ways Iwas able to assistaslocal MP.<br />

“Thanks Mattkeep up the good work and stay<br />

safe. Thanks for your support and the help we<br />

received from your office team in Rangiora.<br />

Youguys are great.”<br />

“I received aphone call from them. Applications<br />

approved and money will be paid tomorrow,<br />

thank you somuch for your help. You’re alifesaver.<br />

Cheers”<br />

You’renot isolated.I’m here to link youintothe<br />

help youneed.Myteamand Iare workingvirtually<br />

from home.We’re setupreadytorespondand<br />

connectwithyou by phoneand email.<br />

Alertlevel 4caughtsome local residents in the<br />

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NEWS<br />

8 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Tenacity landed Ellis his job<br />

Persistence has paid off for aRangiora<br />

teenager who wanted an after­school job<br />

working at Fools of Desire Cafe.<br />

Rangiora High School student Ellis<br />

Bailey, aged 16, emailed the cafe’s coowner<br />

Elisa Leach every week to see if<br />

any work was available before<br />

eventually getting the job he wanted<br />

three years ago, working at his favourite<br />

cafe serving customers.<br />

‘‘My mum is friendly with Elisa, but I<br />

like to think that it was from my<br />

persistence with emailing once aweek<br />

that got me the job,’’ Ellis said.<br />

Ellis says he enjoys the work, and he<br />

enjoys the customers.<br />

He works about 20 hours aweek and<br />

sometimes more during school holidays,<br />

but has no plans to leave school before<br />

Year 13.<br />

‘‘I am Year 12 completing NCEA level<br />

There’s been<br />

an important<br />

change…<br />

Your yellow bin now<br />

only acceptsrigid plastic<br />

containers and bottles<br />

markedwith a1,2or5.<br />

All other plastic needs to go in the<br />

rubbish along with tops and lids.<br />

Check the bottom ofthe container<br />

for atriangle with anumber in it.<br />

If there is no number,orifyou’rein<br />

doubt –throw it out.<br />

Happy in his work ... Ellis Bailey.<br />

2currently and the subjects Itake are<br />

English, statistics, accounting, history,<br />

classics and chemistry.’’ Ellis plans to go<br />

to university.<br />

‘‘I think Iwill end up doing either a<br />

law degree or abusiness degree of some<br />

kind.’’<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/rethinkrubbish<br />

Rare sighting ... Acritically endangered Australasian bittern photographed flying<br />

over the Pegasus wetlands last week.<br />

PHOTO: JEAN WILLIAMS<br />

Excitement over<br />

Pegasus sightings<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Pegasus photographer Jean Williams<br />

had an exciting surprise while walking<br />

around the Pegasus wetlands with a<br />

friend last week.<br />

The women saw arare Australasian<br />

bittern (matukuhurepo)inflight but<br />

couldn’tidentifyitat the time.<br />

Jean photographed the unusuallooking<br />

bird thinking at first it might be<br />

ajuvenile seagull. However,after<br />

having aquick look at theimageonher<br />

digital cameradisplaymonitor she<br />

realisedthat was not the case.<br />

When she returned homeshe was<br />

eagertodownload her images to get a<br />

better look at the photo.<br />

‘‘I had aton of housework to do,’’ she<br />

said.But, instead, she downloadedthe<br />

images. Then, afteraquickconsult with<br />

the Birds OnlineNZwebsite, she was<br />

excited to discover the bird was arare<br />

Australasian bittern.Itiscritically<br />

endangeredinNew Zealand, with fewer<br />

than 1000 thoughttoremain.<br />

The Department of Conservation has<br />

askedtobetold of any sightings and<br />

Jean sentthem aphoto with information<br />

aboutwherethe bird was seen.<br />

Christchurch wildlife photographer<br />

and ornithologist Steve Attwood said<br />

several sightings of Australasian<br />

bitterns had beenmade at thePegasus<br />

wetlands. Any sightingswere wonderful,<br />

he said.<br />

‘‘They are difficult birdsto<br />

photographbecausetheir camouflage is<br />

so good that you usually don’tsee them<br />

untilyou are too closeand then all you<br />

get is aflying­awayshot.’’<br />

The bird world was also ‘‘buzzing’’<br />

oversightings of two New Zealand<br />

dabchicks(weweia) at Pegasus<br />

wetlands, Steve said.<br />

‘This is an extremely rare find.’’<br />

Dabchicksare endemic to New<br />

Zealand and were oncewidespread but<br />

became extinct in the SouthIslandin<br />

1941. In 2012, two were recorded<br />

breeding near Takaka,atthe top of the<br />

South Island. ‘‘Since then they havealso<br />

bredinafew other places near<br />

Blenheim,the furthest southbeing Lake<br />

Elterwater, just southofBlenheim.<br />

‘‘Sotosee two birds at Pegasus, which<br />

might be apair, is very exciting and the<br />

first timeany have been seen this far<br />

south for many,many years.’’<br />

Unusual sight ... Arare New Zealand<br />

dabchick, one of apair recently sighted at<br />

the Pegasus wetlands. PHOTO: STEVE ATTWOOD<br />

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COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -MAY <strong>21</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

Services at Alert Level 2<br />

At level 2our service centres, libraries and aquatic centres are open to the<br />

public again. You will notice alot of changes around when you visit our<br />

facilities that have been put in place to keep our staff and the public safe.<br />

You will be asked for your details for contact<br />

tracing purposes, numbers in our buildings<br />

may be limited, wewill be asking you tokeep<br />

physically distanced and there will be plenty of<br />

sanitiser on site for you to use.<br />

Alot more of our places and spaces opened<br />

for use including playgrounds, skate parks, dog<br />

parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, sports<br />

areas and boat ramps.<br />

Community Facilities, like community halls,<br />

remain closed for bookings until 23 <strong>May</strong>. The<br />

delay in opening will give ustime to implement<br />

contact tracing, set up changes in facilities<br />

to meet requirements and move or update<br />

bookings as needed.<br />

If you are unsure of anything please ask a<br />

member ofstaff –who will be happy tohelp,<br />

from adistance. You can find out more about<br />

what to expect when you visit one of our<br />

facilities here waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19.<br />

We’re in the process of reviewing our Draft<br />

Annual Plan tomake sure any rates increases<br />

are as low aspossible. We’re also drafting a<br />

recovery plan which will support the District<br />

bouncing back and are reviewing previous<br />

assumptions when drafting our Long Term Plan<br />

later in the year.<br />

It is important that we don’t make hasty<br />

decisions at this time without fully considering<br />

the consequences of this pandemic, both<br />

long and short term. The decisions we make<br />

must consider our current workload ensuring<br />

essential services continue for our community, or<br />

contribute to the strong and sustained recovery<br />

of our District.<br />

The Council will meet next week to discuss<br />

the draft <strong>2020</strong>/<strong>21</strong> Annual Plan and the<br />

subsequent rates level for the coming year. We<br />

have listened very carefully to the feedback<br />

we have received from public both through<br />

the consultation process and various other<br />

channels. Our approach tothe coming year<br />

is acarefully considered plan that looks at<br />

the whole picture to deliver what we need to<br />

support our community.<br />

At Alert level 2with more people returning to<br />

work and school, there will be alot more traffic<br />

on our roads so please play it safe, stay calm<br />

and be kind.<br />

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

in anumber of ways:<br />

• Rangiora Service Centre<br />

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

• Orsearch for usonfacebook<br />

@WaimakaririDistrictCouncil<br />

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

nz/services/online-services<br />

• Snap Send Solve App.<br />

Your Fourth 2019/20<br />

Rates Instalment is Due<br />

We’d like to remind you that the<br />

fourth instalment of the 2019/<strong>2020</strong><br />

rates is due.<br />

Service centres are now open. Please pay<br />

before 27 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

If you’re having difficulty paying your rates<br />

please get in touch with us to talk through<br />

suitable payment options –phone<br />

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

Penalty charges will not apply if apayment<br />

plan has been agreed.<br />

Internet/Telephone banking payments<br />

Internet and telephone banking payments<br />

are welcome.<br />

• Use the valuation number asareference.<br />

• Ifyou are paying rates for more than<br />

one property, please send the remittance<br />

advices marked “internet banking” or<br />

email property valuation references and<br />

detailsofpaymenttorates@wmk.govt.nz.<br />

• Payments to account:<br />

01-0877-0129222-00.<br />

Payments made by Visa, MasterCard<br />

or Account2Account<br />

Payments can also be made online at<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz using Visa, MasterCard<br />

or Account2Account.<br />

An online fee of2.20% of the total amount<br />

of the payment is charged for all payments<br />

made by credit card.<br />

Update Your Details Now<br />

Dog registrations for <strong>2020</strong>/<strong>21</strong> are just<br />

around the corner, so it’s agreat time<br />

to check your details are uptodate.<br />

• Have your contact or address details<br />

changed?<br />

• Have you got anew dog, or has afurry<br />

friend passed away?<br />

• Was your dog desexed or microchipped<br />

in the last year?<br />

If you answered yes toany of those<br />

questions, you’ll need to let us know.<br />

Email office@wmk.govt.nz or phone<br />

00800 965 468.<br />

Details updated prior to 20 <strong>May</strong> will appear<br />

on the new registration forms.<br />

Upcoming Meetings<br />

Meetings will be livestreamed on the<br />

Council website and agendas will be<br />

available online two working days<br />

before the meeting.<br />

• Council Draft Annual Plan<br />

Deliberations<br />

Tuesday 26 <strong>May</strong> at 9am<br />

• Council Draft Annual Plan<br />

Deliberations (Continuation Day)<br />

Wednesday 27 <strong>May</strong> at 9am.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

Governance Manager


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10 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Oxford adjusts well to life under restrictions<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Oxford is staying positive amid<br />

the Covid­19 restrictions.<br />

Community leaders say the<br />

town remains in good spirits<br />

despite the uncertainty, and<br />

residents were pleased to be<br />

able to help two German<br />

tourists stranded in the town.<br />

Cr Wendy Doody said she was<br />

thrilled to receive an email<br />

from aGerman couple thanking<br />

local residents for helping them<br />

during the lockdown before<br />

returning home last month.<br />

‘‘They were just so grateful<br />

for the kindness that was<br />

bestowed on them.<br />

‘‘I’m just so pleased that<br />

Oxford was able to help them.’’<br />

Cr Doody says she is pleased<br />

to see some normality returning<br />

as the country gradually moved<br />

from alert level 4to2.<br />

‘‘I walked down the street on<br />

Mothers’ Day and it was great to<br />

see people queuing for coffee<br />

and keeping their distance.<br />

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‘‘The supermarket has been<br />

ultra busy and people have<br />

been out walking and<br />

exercising with their dogs and<br />

saying ‘hi’.<br />

‘‘It’s been really positive.’’<br />

She says the council’s Zoom<br />

meetings have been an<br />

interesting experience.<br />

‘‘I think those Zoom meetings<br />

have been wonderful. They’ve<br />

been nice and crisp. They have<br />

to be over by acertain time, so<br />

you whizz through it.’’<br />

Oxford Community Trust coordinator<br />

Jo Ealam says the<br />

trust has been busy responding<br />

remotely to the needs of the<br />

community during the<br />

lockdown, and is bracing for an<br />

anticipated ‘‘onslaught’’ in the<br />

coming months as the realities<br />

of job losses and reduced<br />

incomes begin to affect local<br />

families.<br />

But she says Oxford has<br />

responded positively to the<br />

lockdown.<br />

Oxford­Ohoka Community<br />

Board deputy chairman<br />

Thomas Robson echoes those<br />

sentiments.<br />

‘‘I think, in general, most<br />

residents feel very lucky to be<br />

in acaring, rural area and<br />

appreciate the measures taken<br />

to try to keep them safe and<br />

healthy, but are looking<br />

forward to getting back to a<br />

more normal way of life.’’<br />

He says he has been<br />

impressed by Oxford’s ‘‘usual<br />

mode of community support<br />

and spirit’’, with the community<br />

trust continuing to run its food<br />

bank and assisting essential<br />

workers to meet child care<br />

needs.<br />

Volunteers have also been<br />

making supermarket runs for<br />

the most vulnerable.<br />

‘‘The lovely autumn weather<br />

has meant that many of our<br />

residents have been out<br />

walking and catching up on<br />

yard work, with many gardens<br />

looking smart and fences newly<br />

painted.’’<br />

In good humour ... German couple Susanne and Achim were stranded in<br />

Oxford during the Covid­19lockdown,before returning to Germany.They<br />

appreciated the community support they received.<br />

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Regular audits of the<br />

recycling bins by council staff<br />

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generally has less<br />

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generally better thanother<br />

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Mrs Lawrence says she is<br />

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months.<br />

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paper blew out to a<br />

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‘‘We thenreceivedalarger<br />

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Mrs Lawrence thankedthe<br />

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the Cust Hotel for their<br />

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“This initiativehas<br />

succeeded thanks to the<br />

combinedeffortsofaprivate<br />

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and the community,and<br />

shows how we can achieve<br />

more by working together.”<br />

Arecycling future ... David<br />

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An Ohoka woman has stepped up to<br />

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SallyDobson was approachedby<br />

parents after theRed Bus Company<br />

cancelledits Oxford service.<br />

Her first bus run for 34 childrenwas<br />

completed on Monday morning.<br />

She started the Little Blue BusCompany<br />

several yearsago to transport her own<br />

childrentoschool in Christchurch andhas<br />

been serving the Ohoka, Swannanoa and<br />

Mandeville areas.<br />

The company has worked with the<br />

Ministry of Education and the Oxford<br />

Community Trusttoensure all safety<br />

requirementswere met.<br />

Due to social distancing rules,only<br />

schoolchildren are allowedonthe buses.<br />

‘‘We are running twobusesinthe<br />

morning and two busesand avan in the<br />

evening and they must be registered.’’<br />

She expects about 40 children will be<br />

usingthe serviceonce the word gets out.<br />

Waimakariri <strong>May</strong>or DanGordonsaid he<br />

received calls from concerned parents<br />

afternews brokethat Red Bus had<br />

cancelledthe service.<br />

Mr Gordon contacted both Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan) and Red Bus to explore<br />

options.<br />

‘‘RedBus are not in aposition to<br />

reconsider their decision for arange of<br />

reasons, including their present<br />

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‘‘As the service was privately provided,<br />

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service.’’<br />

He says ECan indicates it is willing‘‘to<br />

have aconversation withthe community’’<br />

about the provision of abus service, which<br />

would carry rating implications.<br />

‘‘I understand that in discussionsinthe<br />

past the community hasindicatedthat they<br />

were notprepared to pay for this.<br />

‘‘Thisview may have changed, but this<br />

would be amatter for ECantoconsiderif<br />

members of the communitywanted abus<br />

service operated by ECan.’’<br />

Mr Gordon says he is pleasedthe Little<br />

Blue Bus Company has steppeduptooffer<br />

aservice for schoolchildren.<br />

‘‘I arrangedavideo conference for the<br />

LittleBlue Bus Companyand Oxford<br />

Community Trustwith ECan to ensure<br />

there was appropriateadvice and further<br />

support if required.’’<br />

Another operator, Dusted Tradingof<br />

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the generalpublic as well as students.<br />

The Oxford Community Trust continues<br />

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‘‘It is encouragingtosee that, following<br />

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‘‘I wanttoacknowledge the efforts of all<br />

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14 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Simon to help plot path<br />

to regional recovery<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Simon Hart hopes to makea<br />

positive impactonWaimakariri's<br />

recovery fromthe Covid­19 crisis.<br />

The Waimakariri District<br />

Council business andcentres<br />

manager has assumedthe role of<br />

recovery manager.<br />

He willco­ordinate the<br />

development of arecovery plan,<br />

which he planstopresent to<br />

councillors over the next couple<br />

of months.<br />

“I do get asense that if we<br />

managethis well and involve our<br />

community in the rightway, we<br />

can have apositive impactand<br />

help to mitigate some of the<br />

impacts,’’hesays.<br />

“It’s areal privilege to be in<br />

this role, but getting it right is<br />

very muchmore than just me.<br />

‘‘We’ve got agreat leadership<br />

team, led by (chief executive)Jim<br />

Palmer, agood council,agood<br />

business communityand, as we<br />

saw from the earthquakes, we<br />

have aresilient community.”<br />

Mr Hartsays it is too early to<br />

predict how many businesses<br />

couldcloseorhow manyjobs<br />

may be lostinthe district, but he<br />

echoed Mr Palmer's assessment<br />

that ongoing population growth<br />

andastrongruralsector put the<br />

district in agood position.<br />

“It dependsonthe growththat<br />

occurs, where it occurs and how<br />

it occurs, but there are many<br />

developmentsunder way, such as<br />

the stadium, and others that are<br />

planned that will show<br />

confidence to the communitythat<br />

we are continuing to support<br />

growth.”<br />

The council is receiving<br />

regular updates on retail<br />

spending and economic activity<br />

in the district, with the metrics<br />

beingconstantly revised to<br />

predict different scenarios as the<br />

situation evolves.<br />

Mr Hartsays alot will depend<br />

on how longthe country remains<br />

at the loweralert levels and what<br />

is allowedatthose levels,Mr<br />

Hart says.<br />

“There’sanumber of things we<br />

could get involved in to create<br />

some economic stimulus in our<br />

district, but we need to be<br />

mindful of the impactonrates<br />

andweare workingalongside<br />

ourpartnersinthe private sector<br />

andwith Greater Christchurch.<br />

“Wehave put our minds to<br />

creating anumberofoptions and<br />

we will be evaluating those<br />

options withkey stakeholders<br />

over the next few months.”<br />

Mr Hart says finalising the<br />

annualplan is the immediate<br />

council priority, but the recovery<br />

plan willbeakey document as it<br />

looks ahead to nextyear’s20<strong>21</strong>/31<br />

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pressures starting to emerge, so<br />

it’s important we act promptly,<br />

butwealso needtowork through<br />

theoptions in atimely fashion to<br />

getthe best outcomes.”<br />

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Kaikoura<br />

gears up<br />

By DAVIDHILL<br />

Moody mountain scene claims award<br />

Aphoto of the southface of Mt Hutt was<br />

judged champion image at the Rangiora<br />

PhotographicSociety’slandscape<br />

competition recently.<br />

Marissa Brandram­Adams’ Mt Hutt<br />

South Face had earliertakenout the best<br />

photo and honours in the Cgrade<br />

contest. Results:<br />

Bestingrades<br />

AGrade: Kaikoura Colourburst –Wendy<br />

Gibbs;BGrade: Globe Sunrise –Nick<br />

Hampson; CGrade: Mt Hutt SouthFace –<br />

Marissa Brandram­Adams.<br />

Honours AGrade<br />

Kaikoura Rocks –Allan McGregor;<br />

Breathing Place Nelson –Maxine Cooper;<br />

Wharariki Sundown –ColleenLinnell;<br />

Moody Tekapo –Jean Williams; Sunset<br />

Beauty –SarahPerrins; Tranquillity –<br />

CherylMuirson; Kaikoura Colourburst –<br />

Champion image<br />

... Marissa<br />

Brandram­<br />

Adams’Mt Hutt<br />

South Face image<br />

is an award­winner.<br />

Wendy Gibbs; Lake Lyndon Frosty Dawn<br />

–Cathy Price.<br />

Honours BGrade<br />

Globe Sunrise —Nick Hampson;<br />

McLeans Waterfall –Nick Hampson;<br />

Windy Day in Holland –Graham Sutherland;<br />

SecretSurf Spot –Anna Heasley.<br />

Honours CGrade<br />

Mt HuttSouth Face –Marissa Brandram­<br />

Adams; Forest Trail –MartinKircher.<br />

Kaikouraisopen for business.<br />

Winter hascome early for Kaikoura,<br />

despite the fine weather, Destination<br />

Kaikourageneral manager Glenn<br />

Ormsby says.<br />

‘‘On Sunday we werereally busy. It was<br />

quiteamazingbecausewehaven’t seen<br />

people for so long.<br />

‘‘Thetourismbusinessesare certainly<br />

feeling it. It’s very quiet at the moment.<br />

We’vehad some verygood weatherover<br />

the last two months,sowhen we get<br />

weather likethis the seasonusually<br />

extends into <strong>May</strong>.<br />

‘‘Butweare all in the same boat,trying<br />

to get people to come now that we are in<br />

level2.’’<br />

Mr Ormsby hopes Cantabriansand<br />

visitors to Christchurch will take<br />

advantage of the Alpine PacificDrive<br />

Route, which links Kaikoura and<br />

Hanmer Springs with Waipara, the<br />

Waimakariri district and Christchurch.<br />

‘‘It’s good to have that up and running<br />

now. It’s an opportunitytosee Kaikoura,<br />

Hanmer and <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘There’s some greatplacestosee and<br />

things to do while you are on the drive<br />

route.’’<br />

The suggestion of opening up a‘‘trans­<br />

Tasman bubble’’with Australia would<br />

bringKaikoura tourism operators some<br />

relief, but it needs to be managed<br />

carefully, he says.<br />

‘‘I think everyone wouldbeexcited to<br />

get atrans­Tasman bubble, but Idon’t<br />

thinkit’s that easy. We’vestillgot to be<br />

very careful.<br />

‘‘What we need to be encouragingin<br />

people is ‘you’ve got to see your own<br />

country before you see the world’.’’<br />

WAIAUBRIDGE CLOSURES<br />

Nowthat weare out of lockdown, repairs will continue on<br />

the Waiau Bridge. Thiswill involvesome weekend night<br />

closures.<br />

While the bridgeisclosed, therewill be a40-minute<br />

detour via River Road, continuing along Leslie Hills Road<br />

ontoMousePoint Road (SH7). Detour arrowswill be set<br />

up to direct traffic.<br />

What will we be doing?<br />

On Saturday23<strong>May</strong> we will be cutting the damaged pier free<br />

from the bridge deck and sittingitonthe temporary works.<br />

On Sundaynight 24 <strong>May</strong>the bridgewill be closedsowecan<br />

jack up the bridgeand realign it.<br />

During the closuresonSaturday6and Sunday7June we will<br />

be cutting the expansion joints in the bridgedeck.Theremay be<br />

some noise from this work.<br />

During the next weekend closures (20 and <strong>21</strong> June) we will be<br />

concreting the expansionjoints.<br />

Howtostayinformed<br />

To receiveweekly emailupdates on the Waiau Bridgework,<br />

sendyour emailaddress to info@nctir.com or youcan<br />

call us on 0800628 4737.<br />

Howwill this impact me?<br />

Night closures on the followingdates:<br />

• Sunday24<strong>May</strong>(6pm-6am). Wet weathercontingency dateis<br />

Monday25<strong>May</strong> –6pm to 6am<br />

• Saturday6(8pm-8am) and Sunday 7June (6pm-6am)<br />

• Saturday20(8pm-8am)and Sunday <strong>21</strong> June(6pm-6am)<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

18 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

City girl forges career in agriculture<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Ashleigh Foley has shown that a“city<br />

girl” can succeed in the world of<br />

agriculture.<br />

The primary sector looked to be a<br />

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Waimakariri Young Farmers’ Club<br />

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and was recently elected as New<br />

Zealand Young Farmers’ Tasman region<br />

chairwoman.<br />

“I’m very lucky to be in an industry<br />

which is still exporting,” she said, noting<br />

that it nearly didn’t happen as acareer,<br />

as agriculture was not an option at<br />

school.<br />

She managed to get asummer job, as<br />

her mother worked for PGG Wrightson<br />

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“We had sewing and cooking and<br />

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talked about what to do if aram runs at<br />

you.<br />

“All it took was one day shadowing<br />

someone at the hospital to realise health<br />

wasn’t for me.”<br />

Ashleigh ended up having to repeat<br />

level 3NCEA at another Christchurch<br />

secondary school and then had to repeat<br />

the first year of her agricultural science<br />

degree at Lincoln University.<br />

“For me, my first year at university<br />

was an eye­opener. Ithought aJersey<br />

was something you wore. Iliterally had<br />

to learn everything.”<br />

While at university, Ashleigh had<br />

several summer jobs, including one on a<br />

large dairy farm, where she drove a<br />

20­tonne digger after receiving “a<br />

10­minute crash course”.<br />

She now works for Assure Quality as<br />

an area co­ordinator, managing teams<br />

testing seed quality under the New<br />

Zealand Seed Certification Scheme,<br />

working alongside another “townie”,<br />

former Rangiora High School student<br />

Erin Buckland.<br />

Ashleigh likes to pay it forward to<br />

other young people, encouraging them<br />

to pursue careers in the industry which<br />

has given her opportunities, by visiting<br />

schools and giving students summer<br />

jobs.<br />

“When Igoand speak to high school<br />

students now, Isay: ‘my name’s Ash and<br />

Ifailed high school’.<br />

“I tell them ‘if you don’t get it on your<br />

first go, it doesn’t really matter. Igot my<br />

degree and I’m still treated the same as<br />

anyone else’.”<br />

She says anyone can foster acareer in<br />

agriculture if they put their mind to it.<br />

“There’s huge opportunities for<br />

women in agriculture. If you’re<br />

prepared to give it agoand you can<br />

admit when you don’t know something,<br />

but you’re prepared to learn, you can<br />

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Ash-Leigh’sbold journey<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Ash­Leigh Campbell admits it<br />

was “a complete shock”tobe<br />

named the youngest ever<br />

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the<br />

Year award winner.<br />

At just 29, the NgaiTahu<br />

Farming technical farm manager<br />

and New Zealand Young<br />

Farmers (NZYF) board<br />

chairwoman says she has been<br />

overwhelmed by messages of<br />

congratulations since being<br />

announcedasthe winner of the<br />

annualcompetition run by the<br />

Dairy Women’sNetwork (DWN).<br />

“All threeofuswere amazing<br />

finalists and we all have away of<br />

havinganimpact. Iguess being<br />

young,I’m abit of ago­getter,<br />

grabbing opportunities as they<br />

come. I’vebeen bold, I’ve been<br />

brave and Ihope this journey I’ve<br />

been on can showcase to other<br />

young wahine that anything is<br />

achievable.”<br />

The award is worth $20,000 for<br />

personal andprofessional<br />

development over the nextyear.<br />

“It will be interesting to see<br />

how and when Ican use it.”<br />

While she would liketo<br />

incorporate an overseas trip<br />

looking at “where New Zealand<br />

dairying fitsinthe global scene”,<br />

she accepts her development<br />

may need to be closer to home.<br />

She was nominated at the<br />

beginning of the year, but it later<br />

slipped from her mind.<br />

“A lot has happened since then<br />

and when Igot the call to say I<br />

was afinalistIwas blown away.”<br />

Ash­Leigh is the technical farm<br />

❛I’ve been bold, I’ve<br />

been brave and Ihope<br />

this journey I’ve been<br />

on can showcase to<br />

other young wahine<br />

that anything is<br />

achievable.❜<br />

—Ash­Leigh Campbell<br />

manager for Ngai Tahu’s eight<br />

dairyfarms, plus support farms,<br />

at Eyrewell,nearOxford.<br />

The Covid­19 lockdown has<br />

meantthatAsh­Leigh has been<br />

working remotely for the last six<br />

weeks, with each farm operating<br />

within its own bubble.<br />

“Normally Iamon­farm three<br />

to four days aweek, but Ihaven’t<br />

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managers’ uptake of Zoomand<br />

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She saysthe lockdown has also<br />

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with staffhaving “done an<br />

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<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> contract<br />

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finalist in the DWN regional<br />

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Leading the way ... Ash­Leigh Campbell has been named as the Dairy<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

<strong>21</strong><br />

Photos show extent of bush recovery<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Tiromoana Bush is regenerating<br />

thanks to aprogramme startedin<br />

2004.<br />

Photographs taken in<br />

Tiromoana Bush, next to the<br />

Kate Valley Landfill, show the<br />

success of the restoration project,<br />

whichisfunded by Transwaste<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd, the owner of the<br />

bush and landfill.<br />

Tiromoana Bush re­opened on<br />

<strong>May</strong> 8after being closed because<br />

of the fire risk over the summer,<br />

and the Covid­19 lockdown.<br />

Transwastechairman Gill Cox<br />

says comparingphotographs of<br />

the samearea of Tiromoana<br />

Bush taken15years apart shows<br />

the positiveimpact thatthe<br />

restorationproject, including<br />

tree planting and pest control,<br />

has had on the nativeforest.<br />

‘‘Notonly has the vegetation<br />

increasedinstature and spread,<br />

but, where oncethe Kate Stream<br />

wouldrun dry in summer, there’s<br />

now aflourishing12­hectare<br />

Transformation ... The southern edge of Kate Pond, photographed in 2004 at left, and in 2019 at right.<br />

wetland supporting arange of<br />

floraand fauna.’’<br />

In 2004, when sheep and cattle<br />

wereexcluded from Tiromoana,<br />

siteswere earmarked as photo<br />

locationstoprovidearecord of<br />

regenerationover the years.<br />

The regular photography is one<br />

aspect of the projectplanned and<br />

managed by Dr David Norton, a<br />

Professor of Forestry at the<br />

Universityof<strong>Canterbury</strong>, and<br />

Bush expanding ... The Lower Kate Valley, photographed in 2004 at left, and how it looked in apicture taken last year.<br />

author of The Tiromoana Bush<br />

RestorationManagementPlan.<br />

‘‘As change in naturalsystems<br />

is usually quite slow,itcan be<br />

difficult to remember just how<br />

much changehas occurred,’’ he<br />

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED<br />

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provide an objectivereference.<br />

The professor saysmassive<br />

changes have occurred in<br />

TiromoanaBush since the<br />

restoration project began.<br />

The photographs show<br />

expansion of woody vegetation<br />

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natural regeneration and<br />

restoration plantings.<br />

‘‘The development of the<br />

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Brooke’splans take aCovid-19 hit<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Ayoung Sefton showjumper’s<br />

dream adventure to Europe has<br />

been put on hold because of the<br />

Covid­19 pandemic.<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

student Brooke Adams was<br />

among agroup of young New<br />

Zealand riders selected by<br />

<strong>North</strong> Island equestrian Jacob<br />

Thompson to ride and compete<br />

at the Peelbergen International<br />

Equestrian Centre in Kronenberg<br />

in The Netherlands last<br />

month.<br />

But the trip of alifetime was<br />

called off as Covid­19 spread<br />

around the world.<br />

The team now hopes to make<br />

the trip later in the year.<br />

The 17­year­old is in Year 13<br />

and was amember of the<br />

Rangiora High School gold<br />

team which recently won the<br />

schools competition at the<br />

National Equestrian Centre at<br />

McLean’s Island, on the<br />

All clear ... Brooke Adams has been in good form on the showjumping<br />

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PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

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months.<br />

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Personal<br />

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Craftbeef on the Pacific<br />

Lansdowne Farm on the Conway Flat is looking for enthusiasm ...in a<br />

new Farming Manager. Weproduce branded, craft beef along the Pacific<br />

coast for the dining trade -Lansdowne Beef®. Market launch last year<br />

was successful but has lately been interrupted by the pandemic.<br />

The Lansdowne Farming Manager will spend 50-70% of time at<br />

Lansdowne, the rest working at anearby station. Regardless, Lansdowne<br />

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We require ambition and outside-the-square thinking to grow this valueadded<br />

trade. Of course we also need practical pastoral farmskills, robust<br />

health and ability to work hard and be outdoors.<br />

In addition, you need to show ability to plan ahead, to follow aplan, to<br />

communicate, take responsibility, share the credit.<br />

Compensation will be asalary based on experience, reviewed regularly,<br />

with the housing and utilities provided.<br />

To register your interest, please scan and attach to an email acover letter<br />

and CV to Jay@LansdowneFarm.co.nz<br />

We’ll come back to you promptly.<br />

Lansdowne Farm<br />

http://www.lansdownefarm.co.nz<br />

22787<strong>21</strong><br />

Tenders<br />

FARM LAND FOR LEASE<br />

The <strong>North</strong> LoburnHall Society invites written tenders<br />

for the lease of <strong>21</strong>.7haof bare land at <strong>North</strong> Loburn<br />

for a5year term, with one right of renewal.<br />

Copies of the lease are available from J Kay<br />

(Chairperson), 90 Loburn Kowai Road, RD2,<br />

Rangiora 7472, or jeffk@xtra.co.nz, with whom<br />

tenders close on <strong>May</strong> 29 th <strong>2020</strong>. The lowest or any<br />

tendernot necessarily accepted.<br />

2275872<br />

Firewood<br />

DRY Pine $80m, 4m or 8m<br />

loads. Woodend, Kaiapoi,<br />

Rangiora areas. Telephone<br />

027 312 7179.<br />

DRY pine cones, no<br />

needles. Pick up 3 mins<br />

from Rangiora, $5 per sack,<br />

purchase 10, receive 11.<br />

Phone 027 649 3451.<br />

Educational<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary to<br />

NCEA level 3. Math, Literacy<br />

and Science (NCEA).<br />

Each student on an<br />

individually­ tailoured programme.<br />

Kip McGrath<br />

Rangiora has been serving<br />

the local community for 30<br />

years. Give us a call or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online 03 313 3638 https:/<br />

/www.kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora<br />

Properties For Sale<br />

SELL /SWAP Hawarden<br />

2­3 bed on flat section,<br />

approx quarter acre,<br />

minutes walk to shop and<br />

school. Curtains, carpets<br />

through out, coal range,<br />

dining room, log burner<br />

lounge /bedroom, separate<br />

hallway. New exterior<br />

paint, fencing, guttering &<br />

deck, 3 sheds $250,000<br />

negotiable or swap property<br />

Oxford area, cash either<br />

way. Phone 027 5<strong>21</strong> 1969.<br />

Livestock<br />

TEXEL ROMNEY cross<br />

ewe hoggets suitable for<br />

breeding /lifestyle blocks.<br />

Phone 0<strong>21</strong> 626 449 or 03<br />

385 4966.<br />

HOMEKILL<br />

Butchery &<br />

meat processing<br />

313 0022<br />

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2276971<br />

For Sale<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

Gardening<br />

ROSE PRUNING, professional,<br />

20 years experience.<br />

Ph Rosemary 0<strong>21</strong> 060 1200<br />

or 03 313 6399.<br />

GARDEN heges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or<br />

0<strong>21</strong> 111 4322.<br />

TIDY TREES and gardens.<br />

All tree pruning,<br />

felling, hedge trimming and<br />

general gardening. Telephone<br />

Daniel 027 373 7001<br />

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.<br />

Are you afriendly<br />

and well-presented<br />

womanaged<br />

40-70yrs?<br />

Youcan earn discreet<br />

income without the<br />

organisational hassle,<br />

and affordthe things<br />

youdesire.<br />

On PA,outingsstart<br />

as acommercial<br />

proposition-men pay<br />

women afee fortheir<br />

time, which could<br />

includeavariety of<br />

outings or dinner dates.<br />

Thereisnoemotional<br />

expectation using the<br />

commercial approach<br />

and everyperson who<br />

joins is preapproved.<br />

Go to the websitefor<br />

more information<br />

privatearrangements.co.nz<br />

Or call Pam027 662 1181<br />

Yesguys,<br />

we wantyou too!<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2<strong>21</strong>9, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

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

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 0<strong>21</strong> 124 4894.<br />

CARPENTER / Painter<br />

specialising in alterations &<br />

renovations, repairs &<br />

maintenance, 35 plus years,<br />

experienced licenced<br />

builder. Telephone Trevor<br />

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

Tree Care. Qualified<br />

Arborist specialising in big<br />

trees in small places, long<br />

term tree plans, Riparian &<br />

shelter planting, land clearing,<br />

stump grinding, branch<br />

chipping, fully insured, free<br />

quotes. Ph 0800 873 336.


DECORATORS<br />

Lilybrook Decorators. Now<br />

semi­retired looking for<br />

those odd jobs. Phone<br />

Gordon 027 430 2938.<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEP ­<br />

Winter’s coming!!! Time to<br />

service your fire. From $80<br />

+ gst single storey. 0800<br />

SWEEP ME or 0<strong>21</strong> 0277<br />

1927.<br />

BUILDERS father &son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads.<br />

No job too small. Check us<br />

out on fb. Amac builders<br />

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.<br />

PLASTIC<br />

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

All plastic &fibreglass<br />

repairs. Telephone James<br />

0<strong>21</strong> 180 5103.<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant.<br />

Exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

ROOFER All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps. And more.<br />

Free quotes. Phone Nathan<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

BRICK and blocklaying.<br />

All types of work undertaken,<br />

repairs. Ph Hamish<br />

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

too big or too small. Ph 0<strong>21</strong><br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

Semi retired painter. Small<br />

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945<br />

or 027 693 8360.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 30<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 31A Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

WELDING<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 0<strong>21</strong> 313 255.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

available. Experienced,<br />

reliable and honest. Ph 03<br />

312 1<strong>21</strong>4 or 0<strong>21</strong> 267 4025.<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian<br />

Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

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8.30am -12noon<br />

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FREE E CONSULTATION O<br />

AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

For a/h repairs<br />

phone (03) 310-3044<br />

Scaffolding<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restorations,<br />

mouldy silicone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!.<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free no obligation quote. Ph<br />

Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

•Edge protection<br />

•Working platform<br />

Phone<br />

0274 366 901<br />

Plans for pricing<br />

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> wide<br />

1783878<br />

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

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Trade &Services<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

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

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Robin Driver 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 1859949<br />

VALUATION ­<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

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

Butchery<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Electrician<br />

AARON HARRIS<br />

ELECTRICAL LTD<br />

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS<br />

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING<br />

SYSTEMS AND MORE...<br />

M: 0275 543 958 E: aaron@ahel.co.nz<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

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

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

BULLDOZING<br />

3 DMC 2 GPS<br />

• 45 years experience • Roading • House sites<br />

• Dam construction • Farm tracks<br />

• 23 ton blade and rippers<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

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

horse, all types of animals.<br />

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

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office03312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T­shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email<br />

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

Phone TimEarl 027 435 5071<br />

T.D. Earl Ltd<br />

1902273<br />

1680439<br />

<strong>2020</strong>478<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

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Phone 0<strong>21</strong> 344 023<br />

2220615<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

2Men &agood<br />

sized truck.<br />

From $157 per hour<br />

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

2225244<br />

2269511<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

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

Phone 03 313 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 <strong>21</strong>44<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

Electrician<br />

Plastering<br />

“Specialists in all aspects of plastering<br />

from traditional to modern”<br />

• Stucco finishes<br />

• Exterior and interior • Foundations<br />

• Landscape walls • Insurance work<br />

No job too small,<br />

free quotes.<br />

Ph 0<strong>21</strong> 193 2073<br />

2276<br />

276<br />

108<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2225862<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 0<strong>21</strong> 128 9867<br />

2276525<br />

2070788<br />

Builder<br />

Windows &Doors<br />

27<br />

Automotive &Recovery<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

•<br />

Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

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

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 313 2840<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

Plumbing<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65 years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

Aaron McCartney<br />

Certifying Plumber<br />

Cell 027 366 9091<br />

A/H 03 310 <strong>21</strong>37<br />

Free Call:<br />

0508 44EVER<br />

EMAIL:<br />

plumber_27@yahoo.com<br />

WINDOW MARKETPLACE<br />

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•Timber&Aluminium<br />

•Windows &Doors<br />

8am-5pmWeekdays<br />

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

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

<strong>21</strong>72994<br />

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