North Canterbury News: May 21, 2020

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Funding

crucial to

tyre plan

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Amberley’s mountainofused tyresmay

soon become fuel for afurnace.

Former Hurunui District councillor

JuliaMcLeanand BruceGledhill have

formed Accountability Actionwhichhas

forged apath throughred tape in abid to

rid the district of the tyres.

The group has applied for $300,000

from the Ministry for the Environment

WasteMinimisationFund and $40,000

from the CanterburyWaste Joint

committee to get the tyresshreddedand

shipped north to Golden BayCement in

Whangarei.

Here,the shredded tyreswill fuel a

furnace developed by the cement

company for its drying process.

Mrs McLean told aHurunui District

Council meeting last week the

operation’s success hung on the two

funding applications.

‘‘These are the only two potential

funders of money that fit this type of

project. Thesetwo avenuesare it.’’

ArequestbyMrs McLeanfor the

council to holdthe funds on behalf of the

groupifitwas successful was approved

by the council.

Mrs McLean and Mr Gledhill, who has

worked for years in the waste industry,

joined the councilmeeting remotely to

outline theirplans, which started to take

shapelast November.

Mrs McLean said the whole operation

had to be set up, support garnered, and

the landowner consulted before

Accountability Action couldseek funds.

‘‘I am not sure what more can be done.

But those who have come on board are

sending astrong messagethat it is a

community clean­up job.’’

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

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

Anglers getaCovid-19 bonus

Anglers in North Canterburycan now

fish rivers thatwouldnormallybeclosed

at this time of year.

The Covid­19 lockdown meantanglers

were unable to use the last six weeks of

the traditional fishing season.

The North CanterburyFishand Game

Council successfully askedthe

ConservationMinister foranamendment

to the SportsFishing Notice, which

meanslocal anglers can now fish the

Waimakariri, Ashley, Hurunui and

WaiauRivers until September 30.

NorthCanterbury Fish and Game

Council chairman Alan Strong says it is

great news for anglerswho had lost

fishing opportunities.

‘‘The extensionofthe season willbea

welcome reliefduring these stressful

times,and we encouragepeople to enjoy

the spectacular freshwater fishing

opportunities thatthe North Canterbury

regionhas to offer, as well as to allow

them the chance to go out and catch a

trout for the table.’’

The regional organisation’s chief

executive, RasmusGabrielsson, says for

the pastfour yearsmost waterways in

North Canterburyhave closed at the end

of April and, as aresult, the reduced

winterseason(May 1toSeptember 30)

offered feweropportunities compared to

most other South Islandregions.

‘‘This lack of winter fishing

opportunity is something that North

Canterbury Fish &Game is looking to

rectifylong term,through areview of the

fishingregulations for next season.

‘‘However, the councildeemed it

appropriate to consider allowingmore

opportunity sooner.

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Food banks busy

By DAVID HILL

Food banks are helpingapart of the North

Canterbury community they don’t

normally have to support, as theCovid­19

crisis begins to bite.

Communitygroups are rallying to

support Waimakariri’s food banks to help

meet demand.

Budgeting ServicesNorth Canterbury,

SatisfyFood Rescue and SocialServices

Waimakariri (SSW) have joined withthe

Waimakariri District Council’s Civil

Defence welfare team to form the Food

and Budgeting ForumCollaboration to

support four foodbanks across the district.

SSW project facilitator Nicki Carter says

Wellbeing NorthCanterbury’s community

pantry at Kaiapoi CommunitySupport,the

Oxford Community Trustand Rangiora’s

Salvation Army and Hope Community

Trustfood banks haveexperienced

increaseddemandinrecent weeks.

‘‘We havebeen anticipating increased

demand due to Covid­19 from people who

are finding this difficultand are newly

unemployed or havereduced incomes.

‘‘We are dealing with awhole new cohort

of the community that we don’t normally

have to support, but it’sgreat to see this

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Kaiapoi base. To support the foodbanks,

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Plan to send old tyres north

From Page 1

She had worked to get ‘‘genuine broad

support’’ from the Canterbury Mayoral

Forum, Fireand EmergencyNew Zealand,

the WinegrowersAssociationand the

KowaiSchoolcluster.

The group has also set up aGive ALittle

Page and carriedout local fundraisingfor

donations to the clean­up.

Mrs McLean says the uptakehas been

low. ‘‘We believethis is because people

don’tsee the clean­up as the responsibility

of individuals,and the pile is on private

land.’’

It has also sought donations from all 42

knowntyre retailerswho usedthe services

of the businessesthat dumped them,

without success.

Fishing amendment granted

From Page 1

‘‘So,weapplied to the Ministerof

Conservationfor aone­off amendment and

extension to thecurrent fishing season.

‘‘These are extraordinary circumstances

that certainly justify practical adjustment

to ensure anglers get some local recreation

opportunities to get into the outdoors.’’

The extension appliestoaselected

number of waterways,closetopopulation

centres, which gives anglersthe

opportunity to fish locally and close to

home in keeping with Covid­19 conditions.

The waterways and lower sections of

larger rivers included in the application

were carefully selected to ensure that no

knownmajorspawning areas are put at

risk.

Because important spawning areas are

protected, it is notconsidered any

Mrs McLean says she is talking to both

ports aboutwaiving their portservice

charges, which would helpwith costs.

If all goes to planthe first load of

shredded tyres will headnorth next April.

The tyres will be shreddedonthe

Racecourse Road site using amobile

shredder built by MaugersContracting

Ltd. This is expectedtotake 85 days.

‘‘We will fill two 20­foot containers at a

time and have them transportedto

Lyttelton Port via truck. NZ Express has

agreedtodothis, as well as store

containersattheir siteinorder to meet the

shipping vessel schedule.’’

The containershave been donated by

GoldenBay Cement and will go on Pacifica

Shipping vessels to Whangarei Port. The

cementcompany will collect them.

additional harvest pressure, or angling

opportunities,willrisk endangering the

long­term sustainability of sportsfish

populations.

Fishers can fish downstream of the

confluence of the Staircase Stream with

the Waimakariri River, downstream of the

AshleyGorgeRoadonthe Ashley River,

downstream of the confluenceofthe South

branchwith the Hurunui River, and

downstream of the confluenceofthe Hope

River on the Waiau River.

In addition to this one­off extension, the

North Canterburyregion will also

undertakeawiderangling regulation

reviewlaterthis month.More information

on proposed regulation changes will be

available on the Fish &Game website from

May 18. Anglers are invited to make

submissions in writing to be considered at

its June 17 meeting.

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Facilities

open doors

Many public facilities across the

Hurunuidistricthave reopened under

alert level 2.

They include playgrounds and

reserves, libraries,public toilets and

service centres.

The use of community halls is being

assessed on acase­by­case basis,

depending on the activity and the health

and safety plans provided by applicants.

Manyfacilities have extra healthand

safety measures in place to address

Covid­19needs, including sign­in

stations,social distancing, extra

sanitisingand contact­tracing records.

Full detailsonwhat facilities are open

and how they are operating can be

viewed on the council’s website, on the

Covid­19and Council Services page.

The council’s move to level 2is

happening progressively,with online

options and video­conferencing still

playing amajor role in its operations.

Chiefexecutive Hamish Dobbie says

althoughthe facilitiesare opening, he

recommends customers phone,email or

video call for help.

‘‘We want to ensure we continue to

reduce potential exposure to Covid­19

and allow for appropriatesocial

distancing. We are also asking that

customers choose not to use cash if

possible.’’

Contactlesspayment minimises the

risk of virus transfer.

As an incentive,those who set up a

direct debit to pay their rates are

receivingadouble pass to the Hanmer

Springs pools.

Mr Dobbiesays residents should enjoy

the autonomyoflevel 2, but be mindful of

their responsibilities. ‘‘It is important

that we all continuetobevigilant.”

In brief

Show dates announced

New performance dates have been

confirmed for North Canterbury

Musicals’ postponed production of

Joseph andthe Amazing Technicolour

Dreamcoat.The show was to have

opened on May7at theRangiora Town

Hall, but was postponed because of

Covid­19 lockdown restrictions. It will

now open next year at the same venue

on May 13 and close on May 29. North

Canterbury Musicalsexecutive

committee president Michelle

Hampton says it is ‘‘great news’’ to

have the new dates for the show locked

in for 2021.

Blackwell brothers

Aphotograph of Andrew Blackwell

mistakenly appeared in astory about

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article reported on the annual report

of the Waimakariri Zone Committee,

which Michael Blackwell chairs. The

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Firms in push to retain staff

By DAVID HILL

Localbusinesses are doing

what theycan to retainstaff.

Enterprise North

Canterbury (ENC)chief

executive Heather Warwick

says she is not aware of large

job losses in the region due to

the Covid­19lockdown.

‘‘I think therewill be some

(job losses) and that’s to be

expected. It’s about

understanding the business

and cutting thecosts to fit with

your cashflow, but that’s where

the wage subsidy is making a

difference.

‘‘I honestly get the sense that

none of the businesses we work

with are rushing to lay off staff.

Whenyou have agreat team

you do everything you can to

keepyour team.Iknowalot of

employers will do their bestfor

their staff.’’

The government’s wage

subsidy, announced in March

as the country went into

lockdown, was for an initial 12

weeks to June.

It was extended by eight

weeks under tighter eligibility

criteria,which will carry over

somebusinesses to August.

‘‘Wewill reallyonly get a

sense of it in three months.Noone

is expecting to go back and

be operating at 100 percent

straight away.

‘‘It’s anew normal for all of

us and it’s goingtotaketime to

build up again. But the clear

message is to support local—

that’sgoingtohelp local

businesses by putting money

back into the local economy.’’

ENC has supported429

businesses during the

lockdown through the

Regional Business Partner

programme,with 21 percent

being tourismand hospitality

businesses,whichnationally

experienceda95% ($814

million) drop in electronic

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Tradesand service

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businesses seeking support,

followed by retail(15%), food

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property, art and recreation,

primary industry, then

wholesale and distribution.

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Canterbury and Kaikourawith

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and cashflow forecasting.

‘‘It’s just phenomenalthe

support we’vebeenable to get.

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Council proposes a3.74pc rates increase

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proposed by theHurunui District

Council. The figure followsacouncil

meeting last week and the closureofthe

Hanmer pools due to Covid­19 protocols

whichhas left abig holeinits budget.

The council was keentocut costs to

help ratepayers affected by the lockdown.

Chieffinancial officerJason Becksaid

the councilhad been planning a$3.4

million poolssurplus, butwas now

budgeting anet profit of $64,000.

The council dividendwas now

calculatedonananticipated cashsurplus

of $64,000,plusdepreciation of $1,042,200.

‘‘This means there is no depreciation

funds being usedtorepay debtand any

further capital expenditure willbe

funded by debt,’’ he says.

Mr Beck says the loss of $894,102 of the

dividendfrom the pool represents 4.38%

of last year’s ratestake of $20,398,510.

Withoutbudgetchanges, this would

havemeantarawincreaseof10.28%. The

councilhad already agreedany increase

above 5% wouldnot be tolerated.

Mr Beck saysproposedinflationadjusted

wage increases had been pared

back and ratingfor council earthquakeprone

buildingshad been put on hold,

saving$200,000,while savings of more

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

Horwarth, outside the cafe in Conway Lane last Saturday.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Local backing crucial

to business recovery

By SHELLEY TOPP

Communitysupport for local businesses

has neverbeen moreimportant,a

Rangiora cafe ownersays.

Covid­19 restrictionshave hit

businesseshard, particularly in the

hospitality industry wherecafes and

restaurants were forced to close under

the level­4lockdown.

‘‘We had no revenuebut considerable

fixedcosts,’’ explains Karl Horwarth, coownerofRangiora’sFools

of Desire

Cafe.

The Government’s wage subsidy ‘‘was

ahuge help’’.

‘‘It has enabled us to keep our team

together. But likesome other key

industries, including tourism,

hospitality has taken alongerhit than

most and some direct andadditional

help,like aGST waiver for amonthor

longer, would help with cashflow and be

asimple way to assist.’’

Karl says he wants to learnabout the

WaimakaririDistrict Council’s plans for

the region.

‘‘I would lovetosee acomprehensive

plan to improve facilities, encourage

innovativeideas, and then market

ourselves to awider audience.’’

Karland his partner, Elisa Leach,

madethe most of their lockdown time to

improve their business by holdingZoom

meetings with staffevery otherday,

doing online training, and upgrading

systems.

‘‘Wealso rebuilt our website in

preparation for levelthree and online

ordering and takeaways.’’ With trading

restrictionsnow eased, the cafe had

somegood dayswith online sales, phone

orders and text orders.

‘‘But our cafe is acommunity hub,not

justaplacefor food and drink, and

everyone missed the interactionwith

customers, the laughs, the personal

touches, the atmosphere of abusy,

lively,friendly cafe,’’Karl says.

Karlsays the road ahead is uncertain

and it is clear that communitysupport

for local businesses will be vital.

‘‘The local elementisthe key to the

support. Pay your bills, spend your

money in the shops,goout for ameal or

drink if you can afford it.

‘‘Asindividuals we can all do that and

there is ahuge tangible benefit if we do.

On awider scale Ihope landlords, banks

and otherbigger institutionssee that

theyalso have to play their part and

share in the pain,proportionally.’’

`Bubble' clothing on offer

By SHELLEY TOPP

ARangiorabusinesswoman has created an

‘‘I Love My Bubble’’design for T­shirtsand

hoodiestoraise funds for Youthline and

the West Christchurch Women’sRefuge.

Wendy Quigley, who owns T­shirt design

business Junk2Funk,suffersfrom bipolar

disorderand struggles with depression.

She began creating designs for T­shirts

and hoodies in 2008 whensomeone

suggested she put some of her painted

images on T­shirts.

However, Wendyhad otherdesignideas.

The on­line business makes customised

T­shirts and hoodies for fundraising,

advertising and promotions.

‘‘Wework withindividuals, businesses,

organisations, schools and groupsto

provideunique designs for fundraising

and to get themnoticed,’’ she says.

Wendy cameupwith the bubble design

during the level­four lockdown when she

was enjoyingseeing families walking in

her neighbourhood. She decided to use the

design as afundraiser. ‘‘I saw that

organisationswere strugglingtoraise

funds due to the lockdown.’’

The T­shirtsand hoodies are made by

Fundraiser ... WendyQuigleyand her

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PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

ClokeClothing,awholesale fair­trade

clothing supplier, which gets the garments

made in Bangladesh. Wendy’s designs are

printed on the clothing by Rangiora’s

Norstar Screen Printing. She is sellingthe

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charity. The hoodiesare $50,with $10

goingtocharity.For purchases, email

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Lynda hits the right note with cafe

By SHELLEY TOPP

Aformermusic teacher who

wanted to own acafe is living her

dreamasownerofRangiora’s

Soda Cafe and Bar.

Closing the cafeduring the

Covid­19 level­fourlockdown was

hard,but Rangiora’s LyndaCox is

enjoying being able to welcome

customersback again under alert

level2.

Before buying the cafe, Lynda

was amusic teacher andsemiprofessional

musician in Britain

for 14 years.She moved to New

Zealand 16 years ago with her

husband, Jeremy,tofurther his

career.

‘‘I wasborn and lived my whole

United Kingdom life in Luton,

Bedfordshire,about48km north of

London,’’ Lynda says.

Owning acafe had been a

lifetimedreambut study, work and

then family got in the way. After

moving to New Zealand, Lynda

was astay­at­homemum.

‘‘I spent alot of time

volunteering for KartSport

Canterbury as arace officialand

the club secretary,and assisting

my husband’sbusiness in an

administrative role,’’ she says.

However, on her 50th birthday,

in December 2015, Lyndadecided

it was timetopursueher cafe

dreamand in early 2016the couple

bought Soda CafeinKingsford

SmithDrive.

‘‘Forthe first 2 1 ⁄2 years of owning

Soda Iworkedseven days aweek,

aminimumof12hours aday.

Eighteenmonthsago we decided

to close on Mondays to givemea

day off aweek,althoughIdon’t

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

left, and Poppy McCreanor, at the cafe in Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

always achieve this with catering

commitmentsetc. ‘‘I nowwork an

average of 80 hoursaweek and

love every minute of it.’’

Lynda loves cooking and says

the challengeofrunning a

commercialkitchen and filling the

food cabinet single­handed is

amazing.

‘‘Seeing people enjoy my food

and receiving positive feedback

absolutely makes all the hard work

worthit.’’

Lyndaalso enjoys the challenge

of owning her own business and

learningsomething new about

herself every day.

‘‘I havenoformal training, just

years of experimentation, passion

and it helpsthat Ilove eating

delicious food,’’ she says.

Aselection of gluten­free

cabinet food is astrongpoint of

difference for SodaCafe.

‘‘Wehave regular customers

travelling in weekly from

Christchurch,Rolleston, New

Brighton andall overthe place for

our gluten­free baking, especially

our gluten­free donuts.

‘‘Our piesand burgers are also

crowd­pleasers.Imake everything

in house. Quality control,

consistency, and baking in small

batches to ensureour food is fresh

are my top priorities.’’

NEWS

North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

5

Mayor

writes to

Bunnings

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri MayorDan

Gordon has goneintobat

foremployeesfacedwith

thepossible closureof

BunningsWarehouse in

Rangiora.

Mr Gordon has beenon

the phone with Bunnings’

headofficeand has

followed up withaletter

callingonthe hardware

retailertostayinNorth

Canterbury.

Bunnings saysitis

considering closing seven

stores aroundthe country,

includingRangiora.

The announcement puts

21 localjobsinjeopardy.

‘‘Frommypoint of view,

it is disappointing thatwe

could loseanational

retailertoour district,

especially given the

continued growth in our

districtmeanswehave

the numberstosustain

large­scale retailersas

wellassmaller niche

businesses.’’

The Waimakariri

population of 63,000 is

expected to top75,000

overthe nextdecade and

the council is working to

developarecoveryplan

for the region to bounce

backfromthe lockdown.

“A Healthcare Home for you and your Family”

What we take…

Cut out this updatedrecycling bin lid

sticker and keep me handy while we work

on gettingnew bin labels distributed.

Flattened cardboard

To ensure your bin gets

emptied and to avoid

contamination of recycling:

Items need to be clean and loose

Don’t squash bottles, tins or cans

Lids go in the rubbish.

Aluminium cans, tins, kitchen

and bathroom aerosols

Glass bottles

and Jars

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In-Practice Consultations*.

• New Patients welcome

to enrol

• Flu Vaccine Clinics for

enrolled patients

• On-site Pharmacy

*ifdeemed necessary by the clinical team

Minutes from Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Northwood

9/42 Silverstream Boulevard, Kaiapoi 7630 |03-595 1489

www.silverstreammedicalcentre.co.nz

Wecan’t accept:

Plastics numbered 3, 4, 6&7

Soft plastics or any plastic you can

scrunch into aball

Takeaway coffee cups

Compostable items

Clothes and toys

Nappies

Polystyrene

Pans and foils

Window glass, crockery &light bulbs

Liquids or food

Batteries

General rubbish.

Repeated contamination may result

in withdrawal of your kerbside

collection service.

Paper

Plastic bottles

and containers

waimakariri.govt.nz/rethinkrubbish


VIEWS

6 North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Forging afresh path

As we create our new normal at alert

level 2, now is the time to create avision

for the future of Kaikoura.

There is no doubt things are going to

be tough, with many businesses

struggling after Covid­19 lockdown

restrictions and the impact on tourism,

but every cloud has asilver lining.

Now is the time to work together and

shop local, supporting our local

businesses.

Let’s build on our strengths and

showcase the incredible beauty of the

natural environment we call home.

There’s been ashift of thinking that

has taken place in lockdown. I've been

speaking to many people who are

thinking differently, from how we run

our businesses to how we live our lives.

There is ashift to amore sustainable

way of living that stands us in good stead

to benefit from the new budget

investment of $1.1 billion into

environmental jobs and projects in

regional New Zealand.

We have always valued our unique

landscape and now, with greater funding

being offered, we can continue to build

on our past work.

It is abalancing act between acting

fast, creating real jobs right now for our

community, and keeping an eye on the

future.

The council is working with partner

organisations on ideas to put forward for

consideration under the new

environmental funding streams. At the

same time, we have the strange

opportunity presented by Covid­19 to

create the place we want Kaikoura to be,

for us and our visitors.

Given that we are going to be severely

impacted by Covid­19, we have set up an

Economic Recovery Governance Group

with community leaders.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,

Iwish to comment on your excellent

article and photo in last week’s North

Canterbury News.

Congratulations to the woman who

took it upon herself to sift through the

rubbish dumpedoff the stopbank

along the Ashley River and identify

the company or person responsible.

Iwould like to see more people take

This team will work with our

community to create and drive an

Economic Recovery Plan, helping

facilitate investment and partnership in

recovery projects and supporting the

planning of employment creation

projects in the district.

Unfortunately, level 4scuttled the

2020/2021 Draft Annual Plan that was

ready for consultation in April and May.

However, while we have been in

lockdown, council management and staff

have revised the Draft Annual Plan in

order to balance the financial effects of

Covid­19 on ratepayers with the planned

earthquake recovery expenditure.

We hope to have the document

available for consultation in June and

will promote this online, through the

Kaikoura Star and noticeboards around

town.

Please take the time to read the

consultation document and let us know

what you think.

Iwould also like to thank our

community for the sacrifices that have

been made to keep this community safe

and healthy. Saying that, I’m loving the

freedom of level 2. It’s great to talk to

people face to face (from asafe

distance).

There are good health and safety

protocols in place at every local business

I’ve been to, and I’m impressed at the

way everyone is adhering to the

restrictions and working within level 2

guidelines.

Please continue your good work and

keep our community safe and healthy.

Our greatest asset right now is the

place we live and the people who live

there. Let’s embrace that silver lining

and be proactive in creating the new

normal. I’m up for the challenge and I

imagine you are, too.

this action, as while out walking

myself Isee the rubbish thrown on the

ground along walkways and roadsides.

It doesn’t take much to take abag

(like Ido), pick it up and dispose of it.

Take pride in our surroundings

everyone.

Yours

June Forster,

Kaiapoi

Farming will help lead

us out of tough times

Agriculture is proving to be one of the country’s economic life rafts

amid the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Daniel Maxwell, Federated

Farmers North Canterbury Meat and Wool chairman.

Economiccommentators are pretty

much unanimousthat the world has

entered what could be aprolonged

recessionsparked by the Covid­19

pandemic.

New Zealand isn’t immune but what

has already been clear overthe last two

months is that agriculture is one of our

economy’s life rafts.

Deemed an essential industry,

farmers and growers havebeen able to

carryonproducingquality milk, meat,

grainand fibre not onlyfor five million

Kiwisbut seventimes that numberof

people offshore.

What's more, we do it at alower

carbon footprint than almost anywhere

else on the planet.

Environmentaland animalwelfare

credentials are increasingly important

to well­offconsumers, so even though

theremight be abumpyridewith prices

on global marketplaces buffeted by the

virusfall­out, our primary produce

export revenue, and thusfarm incomes,

shouldn’t take too muchofahiding.

Havingsaid that, it is certainly not the

time to be lumpingthe sector, which has

the greatest prospect of accelerating our

LOST AND FOUND

The following property has been reported

as lost to North CanterburyPolice:

ANike backpackwith clothes and a

charger, ablack Apple iPhone 8, asmall

black wallet,ablackSamsung phoneina

pink case, asilver iPhone 6inacream/

beige case, ablack cardholder, ablackand­white

cowhidewallet, and ablack

walletwith Germanidentification.

The following propertyhas been left at

DudleyPark pool since2017 and is now at

Rangiora Station: AStChristopher

pendantand fingerprintpendantona

silvernecklace, aToyota car key with

another key and around blacktab, agold

holy medal, anecklace with ‘‘Lachlan I

ROWE 07 APRIL2008’’ on it, ablack

whistle on astring withtwo small keys,a

gold twisted necklace,ablack/orange

multifunction watch, achild’sblack­andyellowmultifunction

watch,abrown

necklace with ahook on it, apieceof

greenstoneonablack string,along gold

link necklace,acoppery necklace with a

flatpendant, asilver diamond stud

economic recovery, withawhole lot

morerestrictions, rules andcosts.

Unfortunately, it is amuchharder

roadahead for some other sectors,

especially tourism. Internationaltravel

is pretty much stuffed,atleast in the

short­term, although there is some hope

thatwecan getasafe travel bubblegoing

withour mates across the Tasman.

As was acknowledged in the Budget

on May14, all this means there are

excellentjob opportunities in our

primary sector for Kiwis who have the

right attitude, enjoy the outdoors and

aren't afraid of hard work.

The pandemic has put clamps on the

usual flowofmigrant workers, and the

dairy sector in particular, includingin

Canterbury, has workforcegaps.

The latest Federated Farmers

remuneration survey confirmsgood onfarmpay

increases, and often

accommodationisthrown in.

The pandemic has also shown us that

agriculture alsooffers job security.

It wouldbegreatifthe upshot is a

waveofyoung people realising thereis

agreat careerpathwayahead of them

working on the land.

earring, agold danglestar earring,a

small circlesilver stud earring, apearl on

gold necklace, abrown stringnecklace

with cream,light and dark brown rings

and asmallbone carving, athree­loop

silver earring,asilver diamond stud

earring, asilver four­diamond earring, a

silver drop earring, asilver twisted

anklet,acoppery largeball stud earring,

asmall silver linkbracelet, asparkly

large silver ballstud earring, aFitBit, a

watch engraved ‘‘To Sam Love Dad

5/1/18’’, acream­and­copper sportwatch,

acream Baby GWatch, apendant

engraved ‘‘Happy 60th 25/9/14’’, a

macramebead droplet,agold bracelet

engraved ‘‘Kia Kaha and carry on’’, apink

paua­type butterfly charm, abracelet

with beads, astring­typebracelet, asmall

pink necklace withapixie pendant, a

silver sun charmbracelet,ablackApple

iPhone in ablack lifeproof case.

Also, thereisaiPhoneXR inablack

case in Amberley and ablackPanasonic

landline phone in Rangiora.

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

This

Week

Sun

Fishing

Guide

Moon

Wind

Good

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27

Rise 7:40am

Set 5:09pm

Best 11:10am

Times 11:31pm

Rise 5:40am

Set 4:31pm

Light NW

strengthening

Good

Rise 7:41am

Set 5:08pm

Best 11:54am

Times

Rise 6:42am

Set 4:59pm

Fresh Neasing

to moderate NW

Rise 7:42am

Set 5:08pm

Best 12:17am

Good

Good

Times 12:41pm

Rise 7:45am

Set 5:31pm

Light SE becoming

moderate N

Rise 7:43am

Set 5:07pm

Best

Times

1:05am

1:31pm

Rise 8:49am

Set 6:08pm

Moderate NW turning

S

Good

Rise 7:44am

Set 5:06pm

Best

Times

1:57am

2:23pm

Rise 9:50am

Set 6:54pm

Light Sturning

E

Good

Rise 7:45am

Set 5:05pm

Best

Times

2:51am

3:18pm

Rise 10:48am

Set 7:48pm

Fresh E

Good

Rise 7:46am

Set 5:05pm

Best

Times

3:46am

4:13pm

Rise 11:39am

Set 8:50pm

Moderate SE turning

E

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

3

2

E0.9 m E0.8 m E0.6 m E0.8 m E1.3 m E1.4 m E1.5 m

3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9

1

0

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows

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

Mouth

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

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

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

Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*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.

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It is aprivilege to serveour community inthis difficult

time as we adjust to theimpactsofCovid-19.

I’mheretohelp.

“Thanks Matt for your message received today,

and your good wishes for us all during our current

crisis. Ihave tosay Ihave personally had avery

pleasant lockdown here inRingwood. Ican

particularly commend our local supermarket for

its effective organisation of shoppers on site, but

also its efforts intaking orders and delivering

the goodstothe door. The staff have all been

courteous, friendly and helpful as well as carefully

keeping the appropriate distance from each other

and their customers. For the record,overall, Ihave

found everyone in Oxford goodhumoured, friendly

and careful to maintain lockdown rules.”

Well done Oxford,especially thelocal FreshChoice

supermarket.Lovely feedback from alocal Oxford

resident in thesechallengingtimes.-Matt.

When Roger(nothis real name)foundthat his

wage subsidyhadn’tbeen paid intohis bank

account, he immediately reachedout to my office.

We were abletohelp him getitsorted. This is just

oneofthe ways Iwas able to assistaslocal MP.

“Thanks Mattkeep up the good work and stay

safe. Thanks for your support and the help we

received from your office team in Rangiora.

Youguys are great.”

“I received aphone call from them. Applications

approved and money will be paid tomorrow,

thank you somuch for your help. You’re alifesaver.

Cheers”

You’renot isolated.I’m here to link youintothe

help youneed.Myteamand Iare workingvirtually

from home.We’re setupreadytorespondand

connectwithyou by phoneand email.

Alertlevel 4caughtsome local residents in the

middleofshifting house.Karen (not herreal

name)was vulnerablestayingather oldaddress

anddesperately needed to leave. Shereached

out andmyteamand Iassistedher in gettingan

exemption to completeher move.

MattDoocey MP forWaimakariri

03 327 0514 or03310 7468 •waimakariri@parliament.govt.nz

MattDoocey.Waimakariri • mattdoocey.co.nz

Funded by the Parliamentary Service. Authorised by MattDoocey MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.


NEWS

8 North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

Tenacity landed Ellis his job

Persistence has paid off for aRangiora

teenager who wanted an after­school job

working at Fools of Desire Cafe.

Rangiora High School student Ellis

Bailey, aged 16, emailed the cafe’s coowner

Elisa Leach every week to see if

any work was available before

eventually getting the job he wanted

three years ago, working at his favourite

cafe serving customers.

‘‘My mum is friendly with Elisa, but I

like to think that it was from my

persistence with emailing once aweek

that got me the job,’’ Ellis said.

Ellis says he enjoys the work, and he

enjoys the customers.

He works about 20 hours aweek and

sometimes more during school holidays,

but has no plans to leave school before

Year 13.

‘‘I am Year 12 completing NCEA level

There’s been

an important

change…

Your yellow bin now

only acceptsrigid plastic

containers and bottles

markedwith a1,2or5.

All other plastic needs to go in the

rubbish along with tops and lids.

Check the bottom ofthe container

for atriangle with anumber in it.

If there is no number,orifyou’rein

doubt –throw it out.

Happy in his work ... Ellis Bailey.

2currently and the subjects Itake are

English, statistics, accounting, history,

classics and chemistry.’’ Ellis plans to go

to university.

‘‘I think Iwill end up doing either a

law degree or abusiness degree of some

kind.’’

waimakariri.govt.nz/rethinkrubbish

Rare sighting ... Acritically endangered Australasian bittern photographed flying

over the Pegasus wetlands last week.

PHOTO: JEAN WILLIAMS

Excitement over

Pegasus sightings

By SHELLEY TOPP

Pegasus photographer Jean Williams

had an exciting surprise while walking

around the Pegasus wetlands with a

friend last week.

The women saw arare Australasian

bittern (matukuhurepo)inflight but

couldn’tidentifyitat the time.

Jean photographed the unusuallooking

bird thinking at first it might be

ajuvenile seagull. However,after

having aquick look at theimageonher

digital cameradisplaymonitor she

realisedthat was not the case.

When she returned homeshe was

eagertodownload her images to get a

better look at the photo.

‘‘I had aton of housework to do,’’ she

said.But, instead, she downloadedthe

images. Then, afteraquickconsult with

the Birds OnlineNZwebsite, she was

excited to discover the bird was arare

Australasian bittern.Itiscritically

endangeredinNew Zealand, with fewer

than 1000 thoughttoremain.

The Department of Conservation has

askedtobetold of any sightings and

Jean sentthem aphoto with information

aboutwherethe bird was seen.

Christchurch wildlife photographer

and ornithologist Steve Attwood said

several sightings of Australasian

bitterns had beenmade at thePegasus

wetlands. Any sightingswere wonderful,

he said.

‘‘They are difficult birdsto

photographbecausetheir camouflage is

so good that you usually don’tsee them

untilyou are too closeand then all you

get is aflying­awayshot.’’

The bird world was also ‘‘buzzing’’

oversightings of two New Zealand

dabchicks(weweia) at Pegasus

wetlands, Steve said.

‘This is an extremely rare find.’’

Dabchicksare endemic to New

Zealand and were oncewidespread but

became extinct in the SouthIslandin

1941. In 2012, two were recorded

breeding near Takaka,atthe top of the

South Island. ‘‘Since then they havealso

bredinafew other places near

Blenheim,the furthest southbeing Lake

Elterwater, just southofBlenheim.

‘‘Sotosee two birds at Pegasus, which

might be apair, is very exciting and the

first timeany have been seen this far

south for many,many years.’’

Unusual sight ... Arare New Zealand

dabchick, one of apair recently sighted at

the Pegasus wetlands. PHOTO: STEVE ATTWOOD

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COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -MAY 21 2020

Waimakariri District Council

Services at Alert Level 2

At level 2our service centres, libraries and aquatic centres are open to the

public again. You will notice alot of changes around when you visit our

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

You will be asked for your details for contact

tracing purposes, numbers in our buildings

may be limited, wewill be asking you tokeep

physically distanced and there will be plenty of

sanitiser on site for you to use.

Alot more of our places and spaces opened

for use including playgrounds, skate parks, dog

parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, sports

areas and boat ramps.

Community Facilities, like community halls,

remain closed for bookings until 23 May. The

delay in opening will give ustime to implement

contact tracing, set up changes in facilities

to meet requirements and move or update

bookings as needed.

If you are unsure of anything please ask a

member ofstaff –who will be happy tohelp,

from adistance. You can find out more about

what to expect when you visit one of our

facilities here waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19.

We’re in the process of reviewing our Draft

Annual Plan tomake sure any rates increases

are as low aspossible. We’re also drafting a

recovery plan which will support the District

bouncing back and are reviewing previous

assumptions when drafting our Long Term Plan

later in the year.

It is important that we don’t make hasty

decisions at this time without fully considering

the consequences of this pandemic, both

long and short term. The decisions we make

must consider our current workload ensuring

essential services continue for our community, or

contribute to the strong and sustained recovery

of our District.

The Council will meet next week to discuss

the draft 2020/21 Annual Plan and the

subsequent rates level for the coming year. We

have listened very carefully to the feedback

we have received from public both through

the consultation process and various other

channels. Our approach tothe coming year

is acarefully considered plan that looks at

the whole picture to deliver what we need to

support our community.

At Alert level 2with more people returning to

work and school, there will be alot more traffic

on our roads so please play it safe, stay calm

and be kind.

We are here to help. You can contact us

in anumber of ways:

• Rangiora Service Centre

office@wmk.govt.nz, 0800 965 468

• Orsearch for usonfacebook

@WaimakaririDistrictCouncil

• Try our online options waimakariri.govt.

nz/services/online-services

• Snap Send Solve App.

Your Fourth 2019/20

Rates Instalment is Due

We’d like to remind you that the

fourth instalment of the 2019/2020

rates is due.

Service centres are now open. Please pay

before 27 May 2020.

If you’re having difficulty paying your rates

please get in touch with us to talk through

suitable payment options –phone

0800 965 468, email rates@wmk.govt.nz.

Penalty charges will not apply if apayment

plan has been agreed.

Internet/Telephone banking payments

Internet and telephone banking payments

are welcome.

• Use the valuation number asareference.

• Ifyou are paying rates for more than

one property, please send the remittance

advices marked “internet banking” or

email property valuation references and

detailsofpaymenttorates@wmk.govt.nz.

• Payments to account:

01-0877-0129222-00.

Payments made by Visa, MasterCard

or Account2Account

Payments can also be made online at

waimakariri.govt.nz using Visa, MasterCard

or Account2Account.

An online fee of2.20% of the total amount

of the payment is charged for all payments

made by credit card.

Update Your Details Now

Dog registrations for 2020/21 are just

around the corner, so it’s agreat time

to check your details are uptodate.

• Have your contact or address details

changed?

• Have you got anew dog, or has afurry

friend passed away?

• Was your dog desexed or microchipped

in the last year?

If you answered yes toany of those

questions, you’ll need to let us know.

Email office@wmk.govt.nz or phone

00800 965 468.

Details updated prior to 20 May will appear

on the new registration forms.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings will be livestreamed on the

Council website and agendas will be

available online two working days

before the meeting.

• Council Draft Annual Plan

Deliberations

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10 North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

Oxford adjusts well to life under restrictions

By DAVID HILL

Oxford is staying positive amid

the Covid­19 restrictions.

Community leaders say the

town remains in good spirits

despite the uncertainty, and

residents were pleased to be

able to help two German

tourists stranded in the town.

Cr Wendy Doody said she was

thrilled to receive an email

from aGerman couple thanking

local residents for helping them

during the lockdown before

returning home last month.

‘‘They were just so grateful

for the kindness that was

bestowed on them.

‘‘I’m just so pleased that

Oxford was able to help them.’’

Cr Doody says she is pleased

to see some normality returning

as the country gradually moved

from alert level 4to2.

‘‘I walked down the street on

Mothers’ Day and it was great to

see people queuing for coffee

and keeping their distance.

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‘‘The supermarket has been

ultra busy and people have

been out walking and

exercising with their dogs and

saying ‘hi’.

‘‘It’s been really positive.’’

She says the council’s Zoom

meetings have been an

interesting experience.

‘‘I think those Zoom meetings

have been wonderful. They’ve

been nice and crisp. They have

to be over by acertain time, so

you whizz through it.’’

Oxford Community Trust coordinator

Jo Ealam says the

trust has been busy responding

remotely to the needs of the

community during the

lockdown, and is bracing for an

anticipated ‘‘onslaught’’ in the

coming months as the realities

of job losses and reduced

incomes begin to affect local

families.

But she says Oxford has

responded positively to the

lockdown.

Oxford­Ohoka Community

Board deputy chairman

Thomas Robson echoes those

sentiments.

‘‘I think, in general, most

residents feel very lucky to be

in acaring, rural area and

appreciate the measures taken

to try to keep them safe and

healthy, but are looking

forward to getting back to a

more normal way of life.’’

He says he has been

impressed by Oxford’s ‘‘usual

mode of community support

and spirit’’, with the community

trust continuing to run its food

bank and assisting essential

workers to meet child care

needs.

Volunteers have also been

making supermarket runs for

the most vulnerable.

‘‘The lovely autumn weather

has meant that many of our

residents have been out

walking and catching up on

yard work, with many gardens

looking smart and fences newly

painted.’’

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bins, and are recycling better

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statedone respondent.

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for minimisingthe carbon

footprint by reducing the

numberofcar trips to the

SouthbrookTransferStation,

which is becoming

increasinglycongested as the

district grows in size, Mrs

Lawrence says.

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recycling bins by council staff

confirm the recycling facility

generally has less

contamination than the urban

yellow­bin recycling service

and, in their experience, is

generally better thanother

mixed­recycling bins, she

says.

Mrs Lawrence says she is

encouraged to see people

makinguse of the facility and

doing theirbit to recycle.

She hopesthe trial can be

extended for afurther six

months.

“At the beginning there

weresome teething issues,

not with the mixed­recycling

skip, but withthe cardboard

and paperone.

‘‘Initially, it proved too

small. Then the provision of a

larger open skip didn’t work

either as somepeople thought

it was for rubbish, also some

paper blew out to a

neighbouring property.

‘‘We thenreceivedalarger

cardboard and paper bin

purpose­made by Waste

Management, whichworked

really well.”

Mrs Lawrence thankedthe

council’s solid wastestaffand

the Cust Hotel for their

assistance withthe project.

“This initiativehas

succeeded thanks to the

combinedeffortsofaprivate

businessowner, the council

and the community,and

shows how we can achieve

more by working together.”

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Sally steps in to run

Oxford school bus

By DAVID HILL

An Ohoka woman has stepped up to

transport Oxford students into the city.

SallyDobson was approachedby

parents after theRed Bus Company

cancelledits Oxford service.

Her first bus run for 34 childrenwas

completed on Monday morning.

She started the Little Blue BusCompany

several yearsago to transport her own

childrentoschool in Christchurch andhas

been serving the Ohoka, Swannanoa and

Mandeville areas.

The company has worked with the

Ministry of Education and the Oxford

Community Trusttoensure all safety

requirementswere met.

Due to social distancing rules,only

schoolchildren are allowedonthe buses.

‘‘We are running twobusesinthe

morning and two busesand avan in the

evening and they must be registered.’’

She expects about 40 children will be

usingthe serviceonce the word gets out.

Waimakariri Mayor DanGordonsaid he

received calls from concerned parents

afternews brokethat Red Bus had

cancelledthe service.

Mr Gordon contacted both Environment

Canterbury (ECan) and Red Bus to explore

options.

‘‘RedBus are not in aposition to

reconsider their decision for arange of

reasons, including their present

ownership and financial situation.

‘‘As the service was privately provided,

ECan has not been involved in the service

provision and it follows that there is

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He says ECan indicates it is willing‘‘to

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Mr Gordon says he is pleasedthe Little

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‘‘I arrangedavideo conference for the

LittleBlue Bus Companyand Oxford

Community Trustwith ECan to ensure

there was appropriateadvice and further

support if required.’’

Another operator, Dusted Tradingof

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‘‘It is encouragingtosee that, following

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Simon to help plot path

to regional recovery

By DAVID HILL

Simon Hart hopes to makea

positive impactonWaimakariri's

recovery fromthe Covid­19 crisis.

The Waimakariri District

Council business andcentres

manager has assumedthe role of

recovery manager.

He willco­ordinate the

development of arecovery plan,

which he planstopresent to

councillors over the next couple

of months.

“I do get asense that if we

managethis well and involve our

community in the rightway, we

can have apositive impactand

help to mitigate some of the

impacts,’’hesays.

“It’s areal privilege to be in

this role, but getting it right is

very muchmore than just me.

‘‘We’ve got agreat leadership

team, led by (chief executive)Jim

Palmer, agood council,agood

business communityand, as we

saw from the earthquakes, we

have aresilient community.”

Mr Hartsays it is too early to

predict how many businesses

couldcloseorhow manyjobs

may be lostinthe district, but he

echoed Mr Palmer's assessment

that ongoing population growth

andastrongruralsector put the

district in agood position.

“It dependsonthe growththat

occurs, where it occurs and how

it occurs, but there are many

developmentsunder way, such as

the stadium, and others that are

planned that will show

confidence to the communitythat

we are continuing to support

growth.”

The council is receiving

regular updates on retail

spending and economic activity

in the district, with the metrics

beingconstantly revised to

predict different scenarios as the

situation evolves.

Mr Hartsays alot will depend

on how longthe country remains

at the loweralert levels and what

is allowedatthose levels,Mr

Hart says.

“There’sanumber of things we

could get involved in to create

some economic stimulus in our

district, but we need to be

mindful of the impactonrates

andweare workingalongside

ourpartnersinthe private sector

andwith Greater Christchurch.

“Wehave put our minds to

creating anumberofoptions and

we will be evaluating those

options withkey stakeholders

over the next few months.”

Mr Hart says finalising the

annualplan is the immediate

council priority, but the recovery

plan willbeakey document as it

looks ahead to nextyear’s2021/31

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“We’re mindfulthat there's a

lotofconcern,anxiety and

pressures starting to emerge, so

it’s important we act promptly,

butwealso needtowork through

theoptions in atimely fashion to

getthe best outcomes.”

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Kaikoura

gears up

By DAVIDHILL

Moody mountain scene claims award

Aphoto of the southface of Mt Hutt was

judged champion image at the Rangiora

PhotographicSociety’slandscape

competition recently.

Marissa Brandram­Adams’ Mt Hutt

South Face had earliertakenout the best

photo and honours in the Cgrade

contest. Results:

Bestingrades

AGrade: Kaikoura Colourburst –Wendy

Gibbs;BGrade: Globe Sunrise –Nick

Hampson; CGrade: Mt Hutt SouthFace –

Marissa Brandram­Adams.

Honours AGrade

Kaikoura Rocks –Allan McGregor;

Breathing Place Nelson –Maxine Cooper;

Wharariki Sundown –ColleenLinnell;

Moody Tekapo –Jean Williams; Sunset

Beauty –SarahPerrins; Tranquillity –

CherylMuirson; Kaikoura Colourburst –

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... Marissa

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Adams’Mt Hutt

South Face image

is an award­winner.

Wendy Gibbs; Lake Lyndon Frosty Dawn

–Cathy Price.

Honours BGrade

Globe Sunrise —Nick Hampson;

McLeans Waterfall –Nick Hampson;

Windy Day in Holland –Graham Sutherland;

SecretSurf Spot –Anna Heasley.

Honours CGrade

Mt HuttSouth Face –Marissa Brandram­

Adams; Forest Trail –MartinKircher.

Kaikouraisopen for business.

Winter hascome early for Kaikoura,

despite the fine weather, Destination

Kaikourageneral manager Glenn

Ormsby says.

‘‘On Sunday we werereally busy. It was

quiteamazingbecausewehaven’t seen

people for so long.

‘‘Thetourismbusinessesare certainly

feeling it. It’s very quiet at the moment.

We’vehad some verygood weatherover

the last two months,sowhen we get

weather likethis the seasonusually

extends into May.

‘‘Butweare all in the same boat,trying

to get people to come now that we are in

level2.’’

Mr Ormsby hopes Cantabriansand

visitors to Christchurch will take

advantage of the Alpine PacificDrive

Route, which links Kaikoura and

Hanmer Springs with Waipara, the

Waimakariri district and Christchurch.

‘‘It’s good to have that up and running

now. It’s an opportunitytosee Kaikoura,

Hanmer and North Canterbury.

‘‘There’s some greatplacestosee and

things to do while you are on the drive

route.’’

The suggestion of opening up a‘‘trans­

Tasman bubble’’with Australia would

bringKaikoura tourism operators some

relief, but it needs to be managed

carefully, he says.

‘‘I think everyone wouldbeexcited to

get atrans­Tasman bubble, but Idon’t

thinkit’s that easy. We’vestillgot to be

very careful.

‘‘What we need to be encouragingin

people is ‘you’ve got to see your own

country before you see the world’.’’

WAIAUBRIDGE CLOSURES

Nowthat weare out of lockdown, repairs will continue on

the Waiau Bridge. Thiswill involvesome weekend night

closures.

While the bridgeisclosed, therewill be a40-minute

detour via River Road, continuing along Leslie Hills Road

ontoMousePoint Road (SH7). Detour arrowswill be set

up to direct traffic.

What will we be doing?

On Saturday23May we will be cutting the damaged pier free

from the bridge deck and sittingitonthe temporary works.

On Sundaynight 24 Maythe bridgewill be closedsowecan

jack up the bridgeand realign it.

During the closuresonSaturday6and Sunday7June we will

be cutting the expansion joints in the bridgedeck.Theremay be

some noise from this work.

During the next weekend closures (20 and 21 June) we will be

concreting the expansionjoints.

Howtostayinformed

To receiveweekly emailupdates on the Waiau Bridgework,

sendyour emailaddress to info@nctir.com or youcan

call us on 0800628 4737.

Howwill this impact me?

Night closures on the followingdates:

• Sunday24May(6pm-6am). Wet weathercontingency dateis

Monday25May –6pm to 6am

• Saturday6(8pm-8am) and Sunday 7June (6pm-6am)

• Saturday20(8pm-8am)and Sunday 21 June(6pm-6am)

• Further datestobeconfirmed

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RURAL LIFE

18 North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

City girl forges career in agriculture

By DAVID HILL

Ashleigh Foley has shown that a“city

girl” can succeed in the world of

agriculture.

The primary sector looked to be a

world away when Ashleigh attended

Christchurch’s Avonside Girls’ High

School, but fast­forward 10 years and the

Waimakariri Young Farmers’ Club

member has acareer in crop science

and was recently elected as New

Zealand Young Farmers’ Tasman region

chairwoman.

“I’m very lucky to be in an industry

which is still exporting,” she said, noting

that it nearly didn’t happen as acareer,

as agriculture was not an option at

school.

She managed to get asummer job, as

her mother worked for PGG Wrightson

grain and seed, and it opened her eyes to

anew world of possibilities.

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“All it took was one day shadowing

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wasn’t for me.”

Ashleigh ended up having to repeat

level 3NCEA at another Christchurch

secondary school and then had to repeat

the first year of her agricultural science

degree at Lincoln University.

“For me, my first year at university

was an eye­opener. Ithought aJersey

was something you wore. Iliterally had

to learn everything.”

While at university, Ashleigh had

several summer jobs, including one on a

large dairy farm, where she drove a

20­tonne digger after receiving “a

10­minute crash course”.

She now works for Assure Quality as

an area co­ordinator, managing teams

testing seed quality under the New

Zealand Seed Certification Scheme,

working alongside another “townie”,

former Rangiora High School student

Erin Buckland.

Ashleigh likes to pay it forward to

other young people, encouraging them

to pursue careers in the industry which

has given her opportunities, by visiting

schools and giving students summer

jobs.

“When Igoand speak to high school

students now, Isay: ‘my name’s Ash and

Ifailed high school’.

“I tell them ‘if you don’t get it on your

first go, it doesn’t really matter. Igot my

degree and I’m still treated the same as

anyone else’.”

She says anyone can foster acareer in

agriculture if they put their mind to it.

“There’s huge opportunities for

women in agriculture. If you’re

prepared to give it agoand you can

admit when you don’t know something,

but you’re prepared to learn, you can

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Ash-Leigh’sbold journey

By DAVID HILL

Ash­Leigh Campbell admits it

was “a complete shock”tobe

named the youngest ever

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the

Year award winner.

At just 29, the NgaiTahu

Farming technical farm manager

and New Zealand Young

Farmers (NZYF) board

chairwoman says she has been

overwhelmed by messages of

congratulations since being

announcedasthe winner of the

annualcompetition run by the

Dairy Women’sNetwork (DWN).

“All threeofuswere amazing

finalists and we all have away of

havinganimpact. Iguess being

young,I’m abit of ago­getter,

grabbing opportunities as they

come. I’vebeen bold, I’ve been

brave and Ihope this journey I’ve

been on can showcase to other

young wahine that anything is

achievable.”

The award is worth $20,000 for

personal andprofessional

development over the nextyear.

“It will be interesting to see

how and when Ican use it.”

While she would liketo

incorporate an overseas trip

looking at “where New Zealand

dairying fitsinthe global scene”,

she accepts her development

may need to be closer to home.

She was nominated at the

beginning of the year, but it later

slipped from her mind.

“A lot has happened since then

and when Igot the call to say I

was afinalistIwas blown away.”

Ash­Leigh is the technical farm

❛I’ve been bold, I’ve

been brave and Ihope

this journey I’ve been

on can showcase to

other young wahine

that anything is

achievable.❜

—Ash­Leigh Campbell

manager for Ngai Tahu’s eight

dairyfarms, plus support farms,

at Eyrewell,nearOxford.

The Covid­19 lockdown has

meantthatAsh­Leigh has been

working remotely for the last six

weeks, with each farm operating

within its own bubble.

“Normally Iamon­farm three

to four days aweek, but Ihaven’t

been able to do that.But it’s been

amazing to see my farm

managers’ uptake of Zoomand

the technology available.”

She saysthe lockdown has also

changed the way NZYFoperates,

with staffhaving “done an

amazing job to shift alot of stuff

online”, including fundraisers

and webinars.

“Our membership base has

grownupwith socialmedia, so

they enjoy connecting bothwith

technology and in person, but

obviously it sucks that theycan’t

meet face­to­face.”

NorthCanterbury contract

milker Rebecca Green was also a

finalist in the DWN regional

leader of the year award.

Leading the way ... Ash­Leigh Campbell has been named as the Dairy

Women’s Network’s dairy woman of the year.

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

19

Meat for

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Silver Fern Farmsiscalling

on North Canterbury farmers

to help ‘‘meat theneed’’of

local food banks.

Thecompany is the

founding sponsor of new

charity, Meat the Need, to

enable farmers to support

local food banks.

Theproject has been

successfully pilotedin

Christchurch and is being

extended elsewhere just as

foodbanks are reporting

record demandfrom the

Covid­19 crisis.

Silver FernFarms

completed its first delivery of

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Christchurch CityMission

duringits month­long pilot

and hopes it will extend to

other regions as morefarmers

donate stock.

Company spokesman Justin

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North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

21

Photos show extent of bush recovery

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Tiromoana Bush is regenerating

thanks to aprogramme startedin

2004.

Photographs taken in

Tiromoana Bush, next to the

Kate Valley Landfill, show the

success of the restoration project,

whichisfunded by Transwaste

Canterbury Ltd, the owner of the

bush and landfill.

Tiromoana Bush re­opened on

May 8after being closed because

of the fire risk over the summer,

and the Covid­19 lockdown.

Transwastechairman Gill Cox

says comparingphotographs of

the samearea of Tiromoana

Bush taken15years apart shows

the positiveimpact thatthe

restorationproject, including

tree planting and pest control,

has had on the nativeforest.

‘‘Notonly has the vegetation

increasedinstature and spread,

but, where oncethe Kate Stream

wouldrun dry in summer, there’s

now aflourishing12­hectare

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

wetland supporting arange of

floraand fauna.’’

In 2004, when sheep and cattle

wereexcluded from Tiromoana,

siteswere earmarked as photo

locationstoprovidearecord of

regenerationover the years.

The regular photography is one

aspect of the projectplanned and

managed by Dr David Norton, a

Professor of Forestry at the

UniversityofCanterbury, and

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

author of The Tiromoana Bush

RestorationManagementPlan.

‘‘As change in naturalsystems

is usually quite slow,itcan be

difficult to remember just how

much changehas occurred,’’ he

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

says, explaining thatthe photos

provide an objectivereference.

The professor saysmassive

changes have occurred in

TiromoanaBush since the

restoration project began.

The photographs show

expansion of woody vegetation

acrosswhat was previously

farmedgrassland, including both

natural regeneration and

restoration plantings.

‘‘The development of the

wetlands is also very apparent,

and Ican also see in some photos

how individualplantshave

recovered.’’

The re­opening of the

TiromoanaBush Walkway is

supported by anew free walkway

guide,available in the carpark

and online at

tiromoanawalkways.nz.

Abookletabout the bush

restoration is also available on

the website,whichhas beenredesigned

to include more

informationand photographs.

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22 North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

Brooke’splans take aCovid-19 hit

By DAVID HILL

Ayoung Sefton showjumper’s

dream adventure to Europe has

been put on hold because of the

Covid­19 pandemic.

Rangiora High School

student Brooke Adams was

among agroup of young New

Zealand riders selected by

North Island equestrian Jacob

Thompson to ride and compete

at the Peelbergen International

Equestrian Centre in Kronenberg

in The Netherlands last

month.

But the trip of alifetime was

called off as Covid­19 spread

around the world.

The team now hopes to make

the trip later in the year.

The 17­year­old is in Year 13

and was amember of the

Rangiora High School gold

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National Equestrian Centre at

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All clear ... Brooke Adams has been in good form on the showjumping

circuit in the recently completed season.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Brooke has aspirations of

becoming an artificial

insemination technician and

wants to specialise in equine

breeding. She hopes to work for

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breeders in Europe and bring

the knowledge back to New

Zealand.

She has successfully

competed on the showjumping

scene and hopes to be a

consistent performer at junior

rider level over the next 12

months.

‘‘My goals are to be consistent

at the junior rider level and to

compete in the North Island,’’

she says.

‘‘I think that this opportunity

of competing at the Peelbergen

International Equestrian

Centre would be an amazing

experience for me, both

personally and in terms of my

riding.

‘‘It is my ultimate dream to be

able to compete internationally

at such an amazing event and to

have the challenging task of

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PROPERTY

Substantial potential

556 Barkers Road, Loburn

Enjoying all the benefits of its semi-rural location, our feature property feels like it’s aworld away from the hustle and bustle of modern

life, despite being just ashortdrive from the township of Rangiora and all of the amenities on offer there.

Inside, this delightful home boasts four bedrooms (master with walk-in-robe) and two bathrooms, including an ensuite off the main

bedroom. Most rooms are super-sized, with the lounge being very spacious and boasting amazing mountain views. Thoughtfully

configured living and dining spaces complement the kitchen, while the neutral decor ensures the new owners will have no trouble

expressing their own sense of style and personality. Warmth is provided by two heat pumps, large wood burner, HRV systems and

double glazing.

The home sits on aprivate elevated site on the 30 acre parcel and has adouble garage with workshop, and asecond double garage.

The block is well fenced, has mature shelter belts and trees, a790m trotting track, 12x12 Totalspan barn with dry boxes, two 2-bay

sheds and various shelters. Grassy paddocks provide the opportunity to graze all animals. With the land size available here, further

unrealised potential is high.

The semi-rural setting is superb, allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and pristine landscape of Loburn’s stunning countryside, on the

ever popular Barkers Road.

This lovely home, in this incredibly convenient location, is sure to attract alot of interest. Prospective buyers are urged to act quickly.

Deadline Sale

closing 5pm, June 3rd 2020,

unless sold prior.

For more information contact:

Aaron Clark

027 873 5121

Property Brokers Ltd

Website ID#RL75629

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opportunity for astute purchasers to take several steps

up the property ladder. Presented in immaculate

condition throughout after extensive modernising, this

delightful home boasts four bedrooms (master with

ensuite), agood-sized family bathroom and alarge

modern kitchen complete with all the bells and

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VIEW Sunday 24 May 1.00 -1.30pm

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Office 03 313 8022

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BUYERS $640,000+

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2

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WEB ID RL75406

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88 Bush Road

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Purchasers looking to upscale to alifestyle block will be

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family home, neat as apin and low-maintenance. This

236sqm home on apicturesque 4hectare lifestyle block

Leigh Miller

presents an opportunity to relish the peace and privacy

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of the rural life. Located just minutes from Oxford town

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centre and walking distance to the School, lovingly leighm@pb.co.nz

maintained and immaculately presented, this property

will attract interest from awide range of buyers. Built to Malcolm Garvan

the highest standards, this comfortable family home

Mobile 027 231 4425

boasts afabulous open-plan kitchen.

Office 03 310 6471

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Entry level farm

BUYERS $649,000+

TENDER

WEB ID RR74876

ROTHERHAM

74 Topps Road

Property Brokers are proud to present this attractive and

productive 83ha farm with 3bedroom home. The soils

on the flat are predominately Ayreburn Deep Clay, with

the balance Waipara Moderately Deep Silty Loam.

Currently the flats are being irrigated with hard hose

irrigators from hydrants down the central lane. There

are 45Amuri Irrigation Company shares, which provide

27 litres/sec.

VIEW By Appointment

TENDER closes Thursday 28th May, 2020 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

4

2

2

Hamish Anderson

Mobile 027 678 8888

Office 03 310 6471

hamisha@pb.co.nz

3

TENDER

Maurice Newell

Mobile 027 240 1718

Office 03 310 6471

mauricen@pb.co.nz

1

2

OPEN HOME

WEB ID RL75097

FERNSIDE

594 Oxford Road

VIEW Sunday 24 May 1.00 -1.30pm

Picturesque, two storey Mediterranean style property on

10.4 hectares. You are welcomed to the house with a

large set of double doors which open uptoagrand

open-plan space offering light and very high ceilings.

Maurice Newell

Open plan kitchen/living with abreakfast island. Awing

Mobile 027 240 1718

leading off the living area offers two large double

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bedrooms sharing alarge family bathroom with

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leads to the master bedroom suite and another large

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Lot 1587 Domain Road

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this approximately 200m2 family home features, four

generous bedrooms, separate office, open plan kitchen

living area, separate lounge, large deck, heated by open

fire and awood burner. The detached double garage

has an additional storage room. Situated on the quiet

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NEWS &CLASSIFIEDS

26 North Canterbury News, May 21, 2020

Public Notices

Personal

Notice of By-Election

On Friday14August 2020 aby-electionwillbeheld to fill one extraordinary

vacancy for the West Ward.The vacancy has arisen from the recent

resignation of Cr Jason Fletcher.

Nominations

Nominations forthe above position open on Thursday21May 2020 and must

be made on the official nomination form. Copies of the nomination form and

acandidate information sheetcan be requestedfromthe Hurunui District

Council office, downloaded from www.hurunui.govt.nz, or from the electoral

officer (see contact detailsbelow).

Completed nomination documents mustbereceived by the electoral officer

no laterthan 12 noon on Thursday18June 2020.Each nomination mustbe

accompanied by adeposit of $200 incl GST, payable by EFTPOS, cash or on-line

banking(see candidate information sheetfor requirements).

Candidatesare encouragedtoalsosubmit acandidate profile statement and

recentcolour photograph. The requirements forthe profile statementand

photoare setout in acandidate information sheetwhich is available with the

nomination form.

All nomination documents mustbelodged together.Candidatesshould refer

to the candidate information sheetfor further details.

Electoral Rolls

Apreliminaryroll forthe by-election canbeinspected at either the Hurunui

District Council office,66CartersRoad (SH1),Amberleyorthe Hanmer Springs

Library &Service Centre, Cnr Amuri Aveand Cheltenham St, Hanmer Springs

duringnormal office hoursfromThursday21May 2020toThursday18June

2020:

Electorsmay enrol or amend their enrolmentdetails on the residential

electoral roll by:

• Completing an enrolmentform available at Postshops, public libraries

or the Hurunui District Counciloffice.

• Calling0800367656.

• Visitingthe Electoral Commissionwebsite(vote.nz)

Updatestothe preliminaryelectoral roll close at 4pmonThursday18June

2020.

Applications forregistration as aratepayerelector aretobemade on the nonresidentratepayerelector

enrolmentform available wherever copies of the

electoral rollsare displayedoronthe council’swebsiteand mustbereturned

to the electoral officer before 4pmonThursday18June 2020.

Election Details

If anelection is required to fillthis vacancy,the election willbeconducted by

postalvotingunder the First Past the Post electoral system. Candidate names

will be listedinrandom order on the voting papers.

AnthonyMorton

Electoral Officer

PO Box3138,Christchurch 8140

www.hurunui.govt.nz 0800 666 928

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“GOOD NEWS”

The Lord Jesus Christ said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their’s is the

Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are they that mourn:

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Situations Vacant

Farming Manager

Craftbeef on the Pacific

Lansdowne Farm on the Conway Flat is looking for enthusiasm ...in a

new Farming Manager. Weproduce branded, craft beef along the Pacific

coast for the dining trade -Lansdowne Beef®. Market launch last year

was successful but has lately been interrupted by the pandemic.

The Lansdowne Farming Manager will spend 50-70% of time at

Lansdowne, the rest working at anearby station. Regardless, Lansdowne

will be afull time employer, providing 2BR house w/separate farmoffice.

We require ambition and outside-the-square thinking to grow this valueadded

trade. Of course we also need practical pastoral farmskills, robust

health and ability to work hard and be outdoors.

In addition, you need to show ability to plan ahead, to follow aplan, to

communicate, take responsibility, share the credit.

Compensation will be asalary based on experience, reviewed regularly,

with the housing and utilities provided.

To register your interest, please scan and attach to an email acover letter

and CV to Jay@LansdowneFarm.co.nz

We’ll come back to you promptly.

Lansdowne Farm

http://www.lansdownefarm.co.nz

2278721

Tenders

FARM LAND FOR LEASE

The North LoburnHall Society invites written tenders

for the lease of 21.7haof bare land at North Loburn

for a5year term, with one right of renewal.

Copies of the lease are available from J Kay

(Chairperson), 90 Loburn Kowai Road, RD2,

Rangiora 7472, or jeffk@xtra.co.nz, with whom

tenders close on May 29 th 2020. The lowest or any

tendernot necessarily accepted.

2275872

Firewood

DRY Pine $80m, 4m or 8m

loads. Woodend, Kaiapoi,

Rangiora areas. Telephone

027 312 7179.

DRY pine cones, no

needles. Pick up 3 mins

from Rangiora, $5 per sack,

purchase 10, receive 11.

Phone 027 649 3451.

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary to

NCEA level 3. Math, Literacy

and Science (NCEA).

Each student on an

individually­ tailoured programme.

Kip McGrath

Rangiora has been serving

the local community for 30

years. Give us a call or

book your free assessment

online 03 313 3638 https:/

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Properties For Sale

SELL /SWAP Hawarden

2­3 bed on flat section,

approx quarter acre,

minutes walk to shop and

school. Curtains, carpets

through out, coal range,

dining room, log burner

lounge /bedroom, separate

hallway. New exterior

paint, fencing, guttering &

deck, 3 sheds $250,000

negotiable or swap property

Oxford area, cash either

way. Phone 027 521 1969.

Livestock

TEXEL ROMNEY cross

ewe hoggets suitable for

breeding /lifestyle blocks.

Phone 021 626 449 or 03

385 4966.

HOMEKILL

Butchery &

meat processing

313 0022

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Gardening

ROSE PRUNING, professional,

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work. Also spraying. Free

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TIDY TREES and gardens.

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CARPENTER / Painter

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DRESSMAKING Bev’s

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trees in small places, long

term tree plans, Riparian &

shelter planting, land clearing,

stump grinding, branch

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DECORATORS

Lilybrook Decorators. Now

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North Canterbury specialist.

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PAINT & wallpaper

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Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

WELDING

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

Scaffolding

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silicone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!.

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free no obligation quote. Ph

Darryl 0800 882 772.

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

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CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Trade &Services

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Robin Driver 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 1859949

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Electrician

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

M: 0275 543 958 E: aaron@ahel.co.nz

Scrap Metal

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

BULLDOZING

3 DMC 2 GPS

• 45 years experience • Roading • House sites

• Dam construction • Farm tracks

• 23 ton blade and rippers

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

Phone TimEarl 027 435 5071

T.D. Earl Ltd

1902273

1680439

2020478

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

2269511

Computer Repairs

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Electrician

Plastering

“Specialists in all aspects of plastering

from traditional to modern”

• Stucco finishes

• Exterior and interior • Foundations

• Landscape walls • Insurance work

No job too small,

free quotes.

Ph 021 193 2073

2276

276

108

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2225862

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

2276525

2070788

Builder

Windows &Doors

27

Automotive &Recovery

Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

WINDOW MARKETPLACE

•New &Used

•Timber&Aluminium

•Windows &Doors

8am-5pmWeekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd,Sydenham

Ph (03) 3796159 info@windowmarket.co.nz

Fax(03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz

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SellOut!

Due to COVID-19, alarge shipment of E-Bikes and E-Scooters arrived late.

Allstock must go! In-store onlyspecial prices!

E-Bikes

Great on-road commuter and trail riding bikes.

Introducing

The newERIDER 3.0 E-Scooter!

ERIDER City Wave Plus 26″

ERIDERSummit Plus 26″

ERIDER Trail Tracker

ERIDERXtrail Advanced

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

250W

36V 10.4Ah

30 km/hr

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

250W

36V 10.4Ah

35 km/hr

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

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500W

48V 10.4Ah

38 km/hr

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

250W

36V 14Ah

40 km/hr

E-Scooters

Get around quicker in your daily commuter.

ERIDER 3.0

Gotrax GXL Commuter V2

Kugoo G3 Booster

Kugoo S3Pro

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

500W

48V 13Ah

40 –45km/hr

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

250W

36V 5.2Ah

25 km/hr

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

2x800W

48V 17.5Ah

55 km/hr

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

350W

36V 7.5Ah

25 –28km/hr

of

s.

Kugoo M2 Pro

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

350W

36V 7.5Ah

30 km/hr

InokimLight 2

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

350W

36V 10.4Ah

35 km/hr

Inokim Quick3+

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

400W

48V 13Ah

30 km/hr

Zukboard City V2

Motor

Battery

Max Speed Assist

Available Colours

350W

36V 10.5Ah

30 km/hr

Electric Rider is New Zealand’sspecialist importer of

topquality electric bikes, scooters and skateboards.

Seein-store forexclusive pricing!

455 Blenheim Road. Inside the old Target building

corner of Blenheim Road and Curletts Road.

phone 0800 360720

envelope sales@electricrider.co.nz

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