Selwyn Times: June 10, 2020

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• By Devon Bolger

A DOPE smoking hang out

has been uncovered by police

resulting in about 20 people

being caught.

Over the past four weeks,

police have targeted Edwards Rd,

which runs off Brookside Rd in

Rolleston.

The shingle road has become a

regular park up spot for cannabis

smokers aged in their late teens

to late 20s.

Said Sergeant Alex Pickover:

“We have been focusing on that

road because it is a well-known

spot for people to park up and

smoke drugs.

“It is a rural country road and

it is pitch black, there are various

reasons why I could guess they

would go down there.”

The offenders, all from Selwyn,

were formally warned and had

their cannabis and utensils

destroyed.

“On Queen’s Birthday, we

apprehended three people, one

in the late afternoon and two in

the mid-evening,” said Sergeant

Pickover.

“People aren’t purchasing or

selling drugs down there but are

smoking them. We are confiscating

anywhere between two to 10

grams of cannabis each time.”

The offending is mainly taking

place between 4pm and 1am.

Sergeant Pickover said a concern

was people smoking cannabis

could also be driving.

“They are in a car so once they

have smoked the drugs they are

then under the influence and

that increases the chance of a

motor vehicle accident.”

Police had not caught anyone

driving after smoking cannabis.

They would continue to target

Edwards Rd, he said.

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ACTION: Six city counci lors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE b en made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

will be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

n eds to l ok at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

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

Chamber of Commerce

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

someone to hit the panic button. the consequences that will flow and other key players so we are

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

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not challenges that lie ahead.”

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

will be depending on us to we have time to get this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

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

however, we will need advice is m eting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

on the impacts on all aspects of development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

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

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

as we develop the Annual Plan,” billion towards wage subsidies

she said.

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

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

shortly after Minister of Finance

•Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

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

No review

A message

Councillor takes

Davids heads

Views on

Lively group

over

of love, unity

matters into

community board cricket nets

celebrate

multi-storey

and prayers

his own hands

advocating body sought

St Patrick’s Day

house

for peace

Page 3 Page 6

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Eastern

Motorway

Bid to

suburbs

opening

secure

repairs

delay

funding to

could take

brings

demolish

a while

relief

service

RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

centre

the new Northern Motorway are

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

Page 3

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

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

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

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

thankful for a reprieve of the

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

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

technology, engineering

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

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects of this motorway for six

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

City councillors are yet to pass

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

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

Consent

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to Rates

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

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

and maths.

The former service centre, on

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

decisions are made to put our

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

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

community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

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

of tension for years with residents

College student has a passion •Turn to page the 5

relief,” he said.

opportunity granted

of her dreams. of tomorrow in industries that • Turn to page 6

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the opportunity of her dreams. of tomorrow in industries that • Turn to page 7

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

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

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Coal Mine, at Bush Gully Rd,

near Coalgate,

by 18ha.

An Environment

Canterbury

spokeswoman

said

they are not yet

Siana Fitzjohn

able to confirm

exact numbers

of submissions

COMMUNITY: The number of public submissions on the

Canterbury Coal Mine expansion plan has now reached about

630 with a hearing date yet to be set. ​

they have received but it is about

630.

The majority of the submissions

are opposing the expansion.

The ECan spokeswoman said

a date for a hearing is yet to be

set but it is required to be held

within 75 days of the close of

submissions meaning it will be

no later than September 2.

Siana Fitzjohn, a member of

the climate group Extinction

Rebellion, who is against the

expansion, said the high number

of submissions is encouraging.

“It is awesome because it

shows that people are actively

wanting to participate in democracy

and have a say in

what happens to the land and

climate,” she said.

Ms Fitzjohn said it shows how

many people oppose the expansion

of the coal mine.

A fortnight ago, Selwyn Times

comedy night

reported that the number of

submissions was about 500.

ECan and the district council

received an application to

increase the opencast coal mine

earlier this year.

The site is currently 52ha, of

which 38ha is mined, and owner

Bathurst Coal is seeking retrospective

land use consent for

existing and future earthworks.

Production at the site is currently

95,000 tonnes of coal per

annum, which is sold for industrial

and commercial use.

Forest and Bird is one of the

organisations opposing the

expansion.

A spokeswoman said it was

concerned about the ecological

and environmental impacts.

“Our concerns are around

freshwater contamination in

the already stressed Selwyn

Waikirikiri catchment, and the

loss of native species and habitat,

especially wetlands.

“We are not surprised at the

number of submissions. We

have had concerns about the

expansion of Bathurst’s Malvern

Hills coal mine for some time,’’

she said.

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District Plan

review may

cost less

than expected

• By Devon Bolger

THE REVIEW of the District

Plan may no longer go $400,000

over budget.

The plan is essentially the

district’s rule book on how land

can be used and developed.

Said a district council report:

“In order to deliver the proposed

plan for public notification in

mid-late 2020, a projected budget

exceedance of approximately

$400,000 was expected for the

financial year 2019/20.

“This could possibly be less

and maybe more in the order of

$200,000,” it said.

The budget for the project

for the 2019/20 financial year is

$840,000 and $823,269 has been

spent as at April 30.

In the report, it said the increase

in cost is due to additional

workstreams being undertaken.

“These were not anticipated

to be completed as part of the

review but were directed to be

undertaken by the District Plan

committee. This has resulted in

additional cost than what was

originally planned for, in the order

of $80-100k for this 2019/20

financial year alone.”

More flood work under way

• By Devon Bolger

UPGRADES TO a major

Hororata drain to help with

flood protection are under way.

Work on improvements to

the Hawkins Rd drain has

begun with new culverts being

installed to allow for an increase

in capacity of the drain.

An initial assessment has also

been completed regarding the

suitability of using old gravel pits

as a location to channel excess

stormwater.

Robby Wilson who lives in

Hororata says his property on

Downs Rd floods severely.

He said the Hawkins Rd

drain project is like placing an

ambulance at the bottom of a

cliff.

“THey should be looking at

how to stop the water from

getting into the township rather

than dealing with it once it’s

here.”

Mr Wilson says he and other

residents plan on meeting with

district councillors to discuss

what can be done.

More than $400,000 of flood

protection works are planned for

Hororata this year.

THere have been a number of

notable flooding events in the

township in recent years, two in

2018 and two last year.

THe town’s average annual

rainfall is about 790mm/year

and flooding generally occurs

during prolonged rain events

over multiple days.

THe proposed work

plan includes a number of

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you happy with the work

planned for flood protection in Hororata? Email your

views to devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi

UPGRADE: Work

to protect flooding

at properties in

Hororata, such as

this one on Downs

Rd, is progressing

with Hawkins Rd

drain improvements. ​

projects aimed at reducing

flooding.

Happy Jacks Creek is to be

cleared and floodgates are

expected to be installed.

A water level monitor will be

installed at the roundabout on

Bealey Rd and options are being

discussed for a permanent onsite

pump.

THe drain on Bealey Rd will

be reinstated to allow for an

alternative discharge point for

floodwater at the roundabout.

THe work will begin after the

diversion drain is complete.

Extensive willow clearing is

planned for Cordy’s Stream and

the Hororata River as well as

gravel removal to improve flood

flows.

Resource consent is needed

for the project and the district

council is continuing to work

with Environment Canterbury to

scope the work required.

Over the last financial year,

a number of projects have

been completed to improve the

stormwater system in Hororata.

Drains have been cleaned on

a number of channels and are

now included in annual routine

maintenance.

A manhole has been installed

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Retirement village takes shape

• By Devon Bolger

WORK ON a new retirement village

in Prebbleton is progressing with

construction starting on its community

centre.

The large development, near Stationmasters

Way, has also been given its

official name which is the Bupa Ashford

Retirement Village and Care Home.

Head of property development Jamie

Gibson said: “We’re currently working

with our contractors to assess the impact

of Covid-19 but

early indications

suggest stage one,

comprising of 23

villas, will be ready

for sale by January

next year,” he said.

The retirement

village will have

101 villas, a 56-bed

Jamie Gibson

care home and 16

serviced apartments.

“It’s been a fantastic feeling to begin

construction again on a development

that has had a lot of interest around it

already.

“We’re looking forward to providing

quality living and care to residents from

the Prebbleton community.”

The development is the second retirement

village planned for Prebbleton with

Summerset also planning one at the old

Meadow Mushrooms site.

Data from the 2018 census shows the

UPDATE: Work on the Bupa Ashford Retirement Village and Care Home in

Prebbleton is progressing with the construction of the community centre

starting.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

number of people in the district who are

over 65-years-old increased by 36.2 per

cent since 2013.

The figures show 6975 residents are in

the age group which makes up 11.3 per

cent of the population.

The total population of the Prebbleton

township increased by 62.8 per cent between

2013 and 2018 to 4515 residents.

The retirement villages are not the

only new developments in Prebbleton.

The Fresh Choice supermarket on the

corner of Tosswill Rd and Central Ave is

expected to open soon.

Woolworths New Zealand Ltd and

Prebbleton Properties Ltd are behind the

project,

The supermarket will be 1300m2

and will open 7am-10pm, seven days a

week.

Resource consent for

another complex to

be lodged this year

• By Devon Bolger

RESOURCE CONSENT for the Summerset

retirement village planned for Prebbleton is

expected to be lodged later this year.

Said Summerset general manager development

Aaron Smail: “Over the last six

months, since settling the purchase of the

Springs Rd land in December last year, we

have been in discussions with the district

council and gathering information to inform

the village design,” he said.

Mr Smail said for construction they typically

employ local sub-contractors under the

management of Summerset’s construction

site managers, quality assurance advisors

and site co-ordinators.

A start date for construction won’t be

known until closer to the time of all consents

being granted.

“The construction of a village of this size

usually creates around 350 jobs and once

the village is operational it would employ

between 30 to 50 full-time equivalent staff

across a number of roles including management

roles, nurses, caregivers, property

maintenance, and housekeeping,” he said.

Summerset Prebbleton will be home

to around 370 people, living in villas,

townhouses and an aged care centre incorporating

a memory care centre specially for

people living with dementia.

It will also include amenities such as a

bowling green, movie theatre, café and

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Unearthing the secrets of Springston’s

Tina Bond is the

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Springston Secret

Garden that provides

food and knowledge

to the community. She

speaks to Devon Bolger

about her passion for

gardening and love of

the township

How did you get started with

the Springston Secret Garden?

I have a son who is in year 8

this year at Springston School.

He was in year 7 when we moved

here. The school has a lot to do

with the garden, they have their

garden club over there. Anyway,

my son found out about it at

school and then told us about

it. We went along to a working

bee one weekend and then Sue,

who used to take care of those

things, asked if I wanted to go

along to a committee meeting.

I just got more and more jobs

until I ended up becoming the

co-ordinator. I am a stay-athome

mum anyway so I have a

lot more time on my hands than

most people.

What is the purpose of the

garden?

The main purpose for us is to

teach and to help the community

Bring a

jacket-

GROW: Tina Bond and her son Will at the Springston Secret Garden that she helps will provide

food and a place for the community to learn.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

to learn how to have their own

garden. It also provides a space

for families that don’t have room

for their own garden at home to

be able to grow food. People can

come along and do a little bit of

work and take home whatever

they want. We also provide seeds

and seedlings and what-not for

people to be able to grow their

own. We of course also do a lot

with Springston School, we have

the garden club and a few other

clubs and competitions as well.

They have their own little section

of the garden so we do a lot to

teach them.

How can people get involved?

We encourage people to come

along whenever they can. We

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I think it is, especially with all

of the Covid-19 stuff going on.

When people were restricted

and had to stay at home it was

really amazing for us and our

volunteers to be able to provide

for their families. A lot of people

were really struggling to get to

the supermarket or get fresh

fruit and vegetables delivered,

I like that the garden teaches

kids and their families to be able

to provide for later. I got all of

that from my grandparents and

parents when I was little so it

is nice to be able to have a safe

environment for people to learn.

Have there been any

stand-out moments during

your time with the garden?

It would have to be working

with the school kids, they are

amazing. When they come in

they run and are so excited and

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Secret Garden

How are the garden and

supplies funded?

We did a pollination party

last year which was during

the bee awareness month. We

managed to raise enough funds

there to buy all of the tools and

equipment and seedlings that we

needed for the season so now we

are doing the autumn fundraiser.

We are doing a raffle as well as a

pruning demonstration so that

has to make enough to get us

through the next two seasons.

Last year, we got a $1000 funding

grant from the Selwyn District

Council which was amazing. A

lot of the people who support

the garden will supply seeds or

excess plants. We do really rely

on donations and community

support. We have had some really

great donations from different

local businesses. Last year Mitre

10 gave us 40 pairs of kids gloves.

Usually, we had about 10 pairs

and they would have to have one

glove each. It was like Christmas

for the kids.

How long have you been living

in Springston?

We live really close to the

garden which is very handy. We

moved here from Hokitika for

my husband’s job about a year

ago. The property we are renting

here is a really big and beautiful

property but there is no food

garden here, it is all ornamental.

The boys have always been able

to go outside and graze and just

find whatever they want to eat so

it has been a change for us. The

secret garden helps to ease my

addiction though.

What do you like about living

in the township?

I really love that it is a small

town. During Covid-19, it was

amazing to have so much space

to ourselves and It is really nice

and peaceful in general. It is just

tranquil.

What is your favourite plant

to grow?

I love Kale even though

everyone thinks its gross. I have

decked out the garden in kale

because we have it in everything.

Silverbeet is a favourite as well

because it just grows everywhere

and anywhere and will just keep

going and going.

Could you tell me about your

family?

I am married, my husband

works in property development.

We have two boys, a 12-year-old

who is at Springston School and a

two-year-old.

•To get involved with

the Springston Secret

Garden phone Tina on

021 0738 092 or email

springstonsecretgarden@

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Call to complete walkway

• By Devon Bolger

THE Whitecliffs community is

pushing to have the completion

of the walkway to Glentunnel

brought forward.

The Whitecliffs Township

committee wrote a joint submission

on the Annual Plan to ask

that the project be finished by

the end of the next financial year.

Chairwoman Sue Wragg said

the community has already

been working on a section of the

cycleway themselves.

“When the district council

said we couldn’t have the walkway

until 2032 a couple of us got

THE DOWN By The Liffey

Gallery is opening again this

weekend with a new exhibition.

Titled Unlocked, the exhibition

is a group show featuring

work from all of the artists

booked for the rest of the year

who have had their exhibitions

disrupted by the Covid-19

pandemic.

Over a dozen painters, potters

and sculptors will be showing

two or three pieces each

in this eclectic and colourful

exhibition, administrator Mike

Glover said.

“It has only been a matter

our heads together and thought

we can do this.

“At the moment that section

is almost complete to the old

railway bridge,’ she said.

Mrs Wragg said the committee

is now asking the district

council to bring forward the

completion of the remaining

sections of the cycleway.

The committee is still accepting

donations for the part of the

cycleway they have undertaken

to cover materials and engineering

work.

•If you would like to donate

or get involved phone Sue

Wragg on 318 2636.

Gallery open this weekend

of time before we opened

again with the rules for social

distancing and contact tracing

now making it safer and more

feasible for our mostly elderly

volunteers to be there interacting

with the public,” he said.

Mr Glover said a few of the

volunteers have decided to wait

a bit longer before being in the

gallery again.

This means the opening hours

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and Sunday 10am-4pm.

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Bridget’s dedication earns award

• By Bea Gooding

COMPLETING MORE than

250 hours of community service

was expected to take about five

years, but Prebbleton resident

Bridget Maw achieved just that

in a matter of weeks.

Because of her dedication, the

year 12 Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

student recently received a silver

Student Volunteer Army award

once she reached the milestone.

“I was super excited, and it was

such a great feeling knowing I

was using my time to help other

people in some way,” she said.

The Covid-19 pandemic originally

put her volunteering efforts

to a halt.

Prior to the lockdown, she had

done about 20 hours of service;

face painting at the children’s

day event in New Brighton and

watering native trees

at Drayton Park, Mt Pleasant.

She did not let the limitations

of lockdown get her down and

instead used the time to gather

materials around the house to

knit a blanket which was later

donated to the Red Cross.

“The idea came about when

someone from the boarding

house at school suggested

knitting squares to be stitched

together later as a blanket.

“But after I knitted the first few

squares, I decided to keep going

and ended up making a whole

blanket myself.

“I was knitting 10 hours a day

over three weeks and towards

the end of lockdown I was doing

about 11 hours.”

When Bridget was not volunteering,

she focused her energy

on academics as she was undertaking

triple science at school.

Beyond high school, she

wanted to study vet science,

engineering or health sciences

and planned to continue her

charitable efforts moving

forward.

Nurse Maude was an organisation

she held close to her heart

and she hoped to support them

more in the future.

“When I was nine-years-old,

SERVICE:

Prebbleton

resident Bridget

Maw knitted a

blanket over

three weeks

during lockdown

that was donated

to the Red Cross. ​

my dad died of cancer and he

received hospice care there and

they gave my family so much

support,” Bridget said.

It was because of this that

sparked her passion for volunteering

at various organisations,

knowing the impact it can have

when someone took the time out

of their day to help.

She encouraged young people,

now more than ever, to get

involved with a cause or charity

they were willing to back.

Said Bridget: “It’s such a good

feeling to see the impact you’re

having on the community,

whether it’s creating something

or volunteering your time.

“You never know when

you’re the one who will need

help, especially now during the

Covid-19 pandemic.”

Converted city girl comes full circle

• By David Hill

THE LAST thing Tai Tapu

resident Lucy McPherson expected

when she left school was to be

working in the arable sector.

The Foundation for Arable

Research communications and

events co-ordinator was brought

up on a sheep and cropping farm

near Leeston.

‘‘I had big plans of doing architecture

and interior design at

school, but I made a last-minute

decision to do law and commerce

at Victoria University, as

I thought law might have better

job prospects than architecture.”

But after one year, Ms McPherson

realised law was not for her,

so she switched to a communications

degree at Massey

University’s Wellington

campus.

‘‘I was very much a

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Wellington just didn’t

do it for me, and I just

couldn’t picture myself

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firm in Auckland. For

some reason I hadn’t

thought of that before I

got to university.”

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her final year

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‘‘I realised that

while I was in a

processing job, there

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for marketing and

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in the rural sector,

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have to work in the city.”

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While overseas, a job came up

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Three years on, she is now living

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‘‘So we all went off to study

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because that was what you did.

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Your Local Views

John Leslie responds to the

Selwyn Times article on the

expansion of the Bathurst

coal mine in the Malvern

Hills

I support the mine. It supports

employment for locals, these

earnings are spent locally. If the

coal is not produced here it will

be produced on the West Coast/

Southland/overseas, this will

contribute to higher running

costs for buyers, more transport

harming the environment.

Unfortunately, the dairy factories,

schools and hospitals that

use coal are not able to change

to another source at the flick of

the switch, perhaps the objectors

should allow more hydro lakes/

storage to be constructed.

If the coal doesn’t come from

New Zealand it will be imported.

This will not help New Zealand

in the current crisis, if anything

more coal should be mined and

more exported. This would increase

Government tax take and

help pay off the country’s debt,

provide more employment.

David Fletcher responds

to the revised plans for

the proposed Countdown

supermarket in Lincoln

The district council is conspicuous

by its lack of district

and community development

planning.

The door is open for developers

to drive the development of

Lincoln in whatever direction

best suits their needs.

Sadly, we are losing productive

land to residential and

commercial development that

future generations may well

regret given the forecast demand

for food.

The very least the district

council must do is hold the developer

to account regarding this

development.

The downstream effects of this

development will only become

apparent over time and by then

it will be ratepayers footing

the costs of infrastructure and

accelerated maintenance costs.

If the artist’s impression is at

all representative of this development,

it will be an eyesore.

A bog-standard Woolworths

design.

The community deserves better

than a ‘function over form’

design.

Realistically the community

has very little say in what

happens and unfortunately,

our district council lacks the

community connection to

represent us.

Big money wins again.

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on local issues

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Letters may be

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more than 200 words.

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address and phone

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provided.

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Working bee helps restore Lincoln reserve

• By Devon Bolger

VOLUNTEERS CAME together

at Lincoln’s Mahoe Reserve on

Sunday in a bid to restore the

area.

Lincoln Envirotown Trust

member Sue Jarvis said about 15

people turned out for the planting

day.

“It went really well. We had

the usual people plus some new

people and some children.

“Lots of hard-workers got lots

of weeding done, which is a big

issue because of weed spread

from other places but also because

the reserve was an illegal

rubbish dump for many years

and people dumped their garden

waste,” she said.

The Mahoe Reserve project

was started in 2002 by Ms Jarvis

and year 9 students at Lincoln

High School.

“Planting began in 2003 and

has continued annually by

students, staff, and Lincoln community

members.

“The aim is to restore to the

native woodland that was originally

in the Lincoln area.”

The project is now overseen by

the Mahoe management committee

which consists of community

members and is supported

by volunteers and the district

council.

Included in the group are

chairwoman Sue Jarvis, Sue Allan,

Ralph Scott, Andrew Hammond,

Randi Hutchinson, Mike

Bowie and Lindsay Barker.

Ms Jarvis said they will continue

to work on the restoration of

Mahoe Reserve and have planting

days planned for the future.

The Lincoln Envirotown Trust

is a charitable trust dedicated

to fostering sustainable

communities in the district.

The group’s aim is to educate,

support, research and promote

sustainability, by working

with the community and

in partnership with other

organisations.

•The next planting day will

be held on Sunday, July 5,

starting at 2pm. Contact Sue

Jarvis on sue.jarvis@orcon.

net.nz to get involved.

DEDICATED: Lincoln resident Ralph Scott was one of

several people, including children, at the working bee. He is a

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BACKYARD CRITTERS

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

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

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Sap-sucking psyllid

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to find it later covered with

sticky droplets?

Chances are there are

insects feeding on the tree

and excreting honeydew

onto your car.

One group of insects

that commonly excrete

honeydew are psyllids or

jumping plant louse; sapsucking

insects that can

live in large numbers of

host plants.

A New Zealand native

species that lives exclusively

on Pittosporum species is

the Pittosporum psyllid

Trioza vitreoradiata.

This psyllid species

has inadvertently been

introduced to England,

Ireland and France.

Adults are winged,

yellow-green to black in

colour and 3-4mm long.

Although resembling

aphids, the psyllids lack

the rear end ‘twin exhaust

pipe-like’ appendages

called cornicles and don’t

form colonies like aphids.

Overwintering adult

females lay on average 190

eggs on the underside of

new leaves in spring.

The tapered eggs are

attached to the leaf on a

short stalk, are pale cream

and develop to pale orange

colour before hatching 14

days after oviposition.

Nymphs are flat ovalshaped,

scale-like insects

and orange-brown in

colour.

The sap-sucking by

the Pittosporum psyllid

stimulate the plant to

make characteristic leaf

bumps or blisters.

The psyllids have

mouthparts called stylets

consisting of two tubes

that are inserted into the

leaves. Saliva is injected

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Excess water, sugar and

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Opportunities on offer

for Selwyn youth

The Selwyn Youth Council is on the lookout for great ideas to support young people in the district.

Applications are open for the Selwyn Youth Project Fund, run by the Youth Council to support groups

and individuals with events or activities that support the wellbeing of youth in Selwyn.

Youth Council Chair Liv Duder says the fund offers opportunities young people might not

otherwise get, and was an important part of the Youth Council’s role in being there to support all

young people in Selwyn.

Funds last year supported a day for Māori youth in district along with mental health and

wellbeing initiatives.

“I look forward to seeing the applications every year and hearing what people are passionate

about,” says Liv. “We’re here to support youth and make this a more enjoyable place to hang out

and live outside of school. It’s cool to see what people want to do and how we can help them

achieve it.”

Seeing the range of things that were put forward for funding also helped the Youth Council get an

idea of needs in the district and opportunities where they could support young people, she says.

It also helps tackle some serious issues close to the Youth Council’s heart she says. That included

the grant they were able to give last year to The Parenting Place charity’s Attitude team to run

life-skills and mental health presentations at Darfield High School, Ellesmere College, and Lincoln

High School, reaching 2300 students.

“The talk we helped to fund was about mental health and we wanted to make sure that youth

were able to participate because it was a massive issue at the time, and still is. The Attitude team

interact really well with young people and give the topics a lighter feel while still discussing the

more serious issues.”

There is up to $5,000 in funds available, so if you have a cool idea or a plan in place (big or small) to

deliver something great for the community, the Selwyn Youth Council are keen to hear from you.

For criteria and to apply visit selwyn.govt.nz/community/youth-council or email youth.council@

selwyn.govt.nz if you have any questions.

Aquatic Centre pools re-open this week

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre will have all its pools re-opened this week following maintenance work.

The leisure pool, learn to swim and hydrotherapy pools were all closed to allow maintenance work to

take place during Alert Level 3 and with the reduced numbers at the pool under Level 2.

The work was planned as part of the aquatic centre expansion project and doing under Alert Level 3

conditions meant a planned shutdown of the pools later in the year won’t be required.

The learn to swim and hydrotherapy pools have already reopened, along with lane swimming and on

Monday the centre was able to begin refilling the leisure pool. Refilling, heating and ensuring the pool

is ready for use takes a few days, but the pool should be open to the public again today (Wednesday

10 June).

Restrictions on the number of people allowed at the

Aquatic Centre remain while Level 2 is in place, but may

change with changing guidelines from the Ministry of

Health. Keep an eye on the Council website or our new

COVID-19 updates app, which you can find and download

to your smartphone or tablet at covid-19.selwyn.govt.nz.

Work is also continuing on Te Ara Ātea and the Rolleston

Town Centre infrastructure project, following the reopening

of Tennyson Street from Rolleston Drive to Markham Way.

The framing for Te Ara Ātea has begun, with the framing

for the left hand side of the building largely complete.

Work is continuing to install the roof frame and put up the

external walls at the Foster Park Indoor Courts and on the

foundations for the Health Hub.

Selwyn Open – A slice of France

in West Melton

As part of our Selwyn Open campaign we’re profiling some of the

many excellent businesses local to you. You can find these businesses

on the Selwyn Business Directory at selwyn.govt.nz/directory

This week we talk to Jean-Francois Martinez from Les Délices

Bakery and Patisserie in West Melton.

For over three years Jean-Francois and Kara Martinez have been

serving up a slice of France in West Melton.

It was baking that brought together Jean-Francois, from Brittany in

north-west France, and Kara, from the Chatham Islands.

The couple met while working at a French bakery in Ireland, Jean-

Francois says.

“I followed her back home and it’s been 17 years. I love New

Zealand. It’s awesome. I love the lifestyle and the people.”

Baking has remained at the heart of their relationship after they

settled in Templeton. After a decade of visiting West Melton to sell

their bread at the markets, the couple were excited a few years ago

to seize the chance of setting up their own bakery in the township.

Jean-Francois, a trained bread baker, creates the bakery's artisan

breads and Kara creates the patisseries, Danish pastries and other

sweet treats Les Délices serves up.

Jean-Francois has added some typical Kiwi fare to his baking,

getting into making Kiwi pies – though he refuses to follow the Kiwi

style of using margarine and proudly sticks to his French training of

only ever using butter in his pastry.

Community is the heart of the bakery, Jean-Francois says and they

source as many of their ingredients as possible locally.

“The flour we use is grown and milled in Canterbury and we only

use spray-free flour. We use milk sourced here in Selwyn and freerange

eggs from West Melton.”

In return, he says West Melton has been good to them.

“We have had such awesome support, especially during COVID-19.

In level four we did home deliveries of bread and pastries and

people really got behind us. We are really proud of how our team

has adapted to the restrictions with each level.

We do quite a bit of sponsorship of schools and sports teams, it’s

a good way to give back. People support us and we like to support

local charities where we can”.

ON THE

ROADS

On the roads

Tennyson Street is closed from 43 Tennyson

Street to Markham Way due to the Rolleston

Town Centre infrastructure upgrade. Due to the

Lowes Road and Tennyson Street intersection

upgrade, Lowes Road is one way on both sides

of the intersection, with lanes open for traffic

heading away from the intersection, but not

towards it. A stop/go system and speed restrictions are also in place

on Tennyson Street.

Leeston Road and Old Bridge Road intersection is being upgraded.

Traffic management is in place.

From Monday 15 June Trents Road will be closed heading south

east away from Springs Road while upgrades are made to the

sewer system.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

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Notices

SPORT NEW ZEALAND

RURAL TRAVEL FUND

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel

Funding is available for Selwyn

sport teams who need to travel

to local competition games and

are comprised of members aged

5-19 years (school competitions

in school time are not eligible).

This funding round is for

winter sports only. For further

information and application

forms go to selwyn.govt.nz/

services/funding/sport-nz-ruraltravel-fund

or contact Stuart

Westoby, 03 3472708, stuart.

westoby@selwyn.govt.nz

Applications for this funding

round close Friday 26 June 2020

FOSTER PARK TUBE

SLIDE CLOSED

The tube slide at Foster Park

has been closed while an

engineering assessment is

carried out. This is after further

cracking was discovered in the

slide last week, which meant

the slide was unsafe to use.

The Council will be considering

options for the slide following

the engineering inspection.

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Cossars Wedding and Functions

Limited has applied for the

renewal of an on licence.

Objections are open until 23

June. For more information go to

selwyn.govt.nz/alcoholnotices.

KidsFest Tickets on sale now

Bookings are open for events at this year’s KidsFest.

KidsFest will run from Saturday 4 to Sunday 19 July. This year’s

festival will feature over 30 events run at Selwyn Libraries, Selwyn

Aquatic Centre and across the district, including the return of

favourites such as high ropes, hip hop and Sport Suzie’s Super

Silly Circus Show, and exciting new options such as light pad art,

lanterns and dinosaur parties.

Bookings are available at selwyn.govt.nz/kidsfest

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open to

the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting

at least five days before the

meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wed 10 June 9.30am

Rolleston Council offices*

Council

Wed 10 June 1pm

Rolleston Council offices*

Draft Annual Plan Deliberations

Thu 11 June 9.30am

Rolleston Council offices*

Fri 12 June (if required)

Rolleston Council offices*

Malvern Community Board

Mon 22 June 4pm

Darfield Library

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Coalgate Township Committee

Tue 23 June 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Darfield Township Committee

Thu 18 June 7.30pm

Darfield Library

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 15 June 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Centre

Glentunnel Township Committee

Mon 29 June 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Kirwee Community Committee

Mon 15 June 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall

Little Rakaia Huts

Advisory Committee

* These meetings will also be livestreamed via the Council website and YouTube channel.

Tue 16 June 7pm

Community Rooms, Rakaia Huts

Camping Ground

Prebbleton Reserve

Management Committee

Mon 15 June 7.30pm

Prebbleton Cottage

Rolleston Residents Assn

Mon 22 June 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield-Waddington

Community Committee

Thu 18 June 7.30pm

Sheffield Community Hall

Springston Committees —

Community, Hall and Reserve

Wed 17 June 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

West Melton Reserve

Board Committee

Mon 15 June 7.30pm

West Melton Community Centre

West Melton Residents’

Association

Wed 17 June 7.30pm

West Melton Community Centre

Children staying active on their way to school

Schools, parents and children around the district have been taking up the active transport challenge,

despite disruptions to this year’s Active Autumn from COVID-19.

The annual campaign run by the Council’s Road Safety Team, was due to run in May encouraging

children to get walking, scooting or biking to school. Despite the campaign not being able to go ahead

as planned, Council Road Safety Coordinator Steph Hautler says it’s been awesome to see so many

Selwyn learners using Active Transport to get back into their school routine after lock down.

“The benefits of Active Transport are huge for all of us both mentally and physically, which many of us

have recently had time to discover over the lockdown period. Studies have also shown that physical

activity before school not only boosts mental health but helps children concentrate for longer. Getting

out walking, scooting or biking with your child reduces congestion, saves you money and increases

your child’s road safety awareness.”

Parents are also encouraged to take part, by getting

active and by talking with childen about road safety,

she says.

“Talk your child through the process of crossing the

road and how to wait for a safe gap between cars

before crossing.”

Drivers are also encouraged to take extra care behind

the wheel. With winter setting in and less hours of

daylight it’s important for drivers to keep an eye out for

children before and after school, especially with poor

visibility in fog or sunstrike from low winter sun.

School travel safety tips:

· Be bright be seen, ask your school for a safety vest.

· Tackle the routes together talking about sneaky

driveways and blind corners.

· Get out and active together to reduce the chaos at the

school gate.

· Wear your helmets, this goes for caregivers too, young

people are watching you!

Road safety resources for parents and children are

available from Selwyn District Council by emailing

stephanie.hautler@selwyn.govt.nz or phoning 347 2705.

It’s getting darker in the

mornings – be BRIGHT

to be SEEN!

Tickets available now

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Consent inspections go virtual

When the COVID-19 restrictions made going on-site difficult and led

to a mounting load of inspections, the Council’s inspections team

needed to think differently and went virtual.

With on-site inspections that had been booked unable to be

carried out under Level 4 and restrictions coming in under Level

3 the Council set up a virtual inspection option for drainage, solid

fuel heaters and interior dwelling alterations, as well as some

other inspections on a case by case basis, Council Building Team

Operations Leader Jenny Lilley says.

The virtual inspections were carried out via a video call on a mobile

phone or over Zoom with the inspector directing on what they

needed to see. The Council also provided a guide on the paperwork

required by the person applying for the consent which is available

on the Council website.

Having the digital inspections saved time for everyone, allowed staff

who couldn’t do onsite inspections at Level 3 to be involved and

keep working and proved popular with applicants, she says. In total

the team completed over 80 virtual inspections. The majority of the

virtual inspections were carried out during Level 3.

The Council’s AlphaOne Builders App is back on and the team

is now operating largely as they had before lockdown, Mrs Lilley

says. However, the experiment with virtual inspections had been a

good one.

“We’re going to keep them open as an an option – they’re a useful

tool to have.”

The team has been extremely busy since the lockdown ended,

regularly at full capacity and completing over 100 inspections in a

day last week, she says.

Follow all the latest

updates to Council services

and facilities on our new

Selwyn Updates app.

Get easy access to the latest information

and to stay up to date with future

changes and initiatives by downloading

the app at covid-19.selwyn.govt.nz

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

0800 SELWYN

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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News

Lincoln comedy festival back in action

• By Devon Bolger

AWARD-WINNING Irish

comedian Alan McElroy will

return to this year’s comedy

festival in Lincoln.

It is the fifth year of the Live in

Lincoln event, which will be held

on Saturday, October 17, with last

year’s MC McElroy performing his

own set.

Comedian

Ben Hurley,

who is best

known for his

work on TV3’s

topical comedy

panel show 7

Days, will take

David Parlane over MC duties

this year.

Musical duo Fan Brigade and

comedian magician Jarred Fell

will also perform.

Festival organiser David

Parlane said it has been a huge

relief to confirm the show is still

going ahead.

“The industry has done it

tough, we were one of the first

ones to go, events were being

cancelled left right and centre.

“It is a big relief to be able to

go to the performers and staff to

say we have some work for you,’

he said.

Mr Parlane said it is great to be

celebrating the fifth anniversary

FUNNY: Ben Hurley (left) will MC this year’s Live in Lincoln event, which will also feature award-winning comedian Alan McElroy.

The Fan Brigade ​

of the festival.

“We are super proud to be

able to say five years on and

the comedy night is still on the

calendar of the Selwyn District

Jarred Fell

and Canterbury in general.

“We have had some fantastic

acts come through and a great

laugh has been had by all.”

He said this year’s event has a

little something for everyone.

“Ben Hurley has been with

us from the start and for him

to want to come back and

MC our anniversary is pretty

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of calibre of comedian is great.

“Alan McElroy MC’d for us

last year and now he wants to do

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Wednesday June 10 2020 15

Ransley takes out first ARG eSport Cup

PREBBLETON’S Jaden Ransley

has been awarded the ARG

eSport Cup after a thrilling two

hour touring car endurance race

at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

Ransley and Supercars star

Andre Heimgartner finished

fourth in the race, edging

season-long leader Harley Haber

by just seven points after Haber

and team-mate Fawzan El-Nabi

had a night they’d rather forget.

After two hours of entertaining

racing, it was wildcard entrants

Josh Files and Cooper Webster

who emerged on top in a thrilling

finish, edging out the GRM entry

of Dylan O’Keeffe and team-mate

Jackson Souslin-Harlow.

The first leg of the race was

dominated by title rival protagonists

Haber and Ash Sutton,

while polesitter Dylan O’Keefe

and Files ran not far behind in

the top five.

A safety car around the midrace

mark shook up the order at

the front, leaving Brett Holdsworth

leading from Will Brown,

Souslin-Harlow, and Webster,

who had taken over from Files.

At the restart, Webster quickly

dispatched Souslin-Harlow, took

advantage of Brown’s troubles

to move up to second, and then

passed Holdsworth to assume

the lead.

The order at the front remained

the same until a second

safety car was deployed later in

the race, setting up a 18min dash

SUCCESS: Jaden Ransley has triumphed over the likes of Scott

McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen in the ARG eSport Cup.

PHOTO: RANSLEY FAMILY

to the flag.

Webster and Souslin-Harlow

traded positions multiple times

as they checked out from the rest

of the field.

At Hell Corner on the final lap,

Webster made a successful lunge

on Souslin-Harlow and immediately

built a buffer, doing just

enough to secure victory.

Souslin-Harlow finished

0.88sec behind, while Scott

McLaughlin, paired with Ben

McMellan, pulled off a last-lap

move on Supercars rival Heimgartner

to steal the final spot on

the podium.

Fourth place, however, was

enough for Heimgartner’s teammate

Ransley to wrap up the

ARG eSport title on a day his

title rivals Haber and Sutton

faltered.

Haber was hit with a drive

through penalty early on in the

race and his team-mate El-Nabi

was unlucky when Michael Clemente

spun in front of him at

Skyline Corner. El-Nabi made a

dangerous move tryng to get back

into the race, causing more carnage

and sealing Haber’s title fate.

Sutton led the race early on but

was shuffled down the order at

the first pitstop, and his teammate

Jake Blackhall was later

punted off the track. The two

eventually retired from the race.

Meanwhile, Aaron Seton and

Ed Williams finished fifth ahead

of Thomas Randle and Lochie

Hughes, while real-life Supercars

enduro team-mates Shane van

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were classified seventh after running

as high as third in the final

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3 Dylan O’Keeffe 546

4 Jordan Cox 494

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7 James Golding 450

8 Garth Tander 427

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16 Jonathan Beikoff 287

17 Nic Carroll 282

18 George Miedecke 266

19 Braydan Willmington 261

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22 Jay Hanson 233

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Isolation heightens focus

• By Mark Henderson

LIKE MANY OF you, I took part in

a number of Zoom meetings during

lockdown, including wine tastings.

The latter involved far more intellectual

rigour than I had imagined — using one’s

senses to explain a wine to others (who

do not have the wine in front of them) is

surprisingly difficult, yet heightens the

focus on the wine in your glass.

For whatever reason, I haven’t tackled

many reds in this column recently, so

it seemed appropriate to explore a few

Central Otago pinot noirs.

2018 Carrick

Billet Doux

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

Price: $36

Rating:

Excellent to

outstanding

Fascinating

nose, humus, a wild and feral quality; delicious

purity of fruit.

Silky and textural entry with a little

prickle on the tongue, showcasing loganberry,

plum and wood smoke with nice

chewiness from the tannins.

Time adds dark chocolate and charcuterie

to the brightness and vivacity, while the

tannins are very fine.

Rather delicious. No sulphur

added.

www.carrick.co.nz

017 Judge

Rock

Alexandra

Pinot Noir

Price: $45

Rating: Very

good

A little shy at

first, building a

quietly alluring perfume.

There’s richness yet a sense of coolness

as well, the fruit mingling with earth and

wild herb notes; a touch of tea leaf/pencil

lead too.

A juiciness to the palate with a tangy

element framing the finish as the tannic

structure quietly builds. Time in bottle

should meld this together nicely.

www.judgerock.co.nz

2017 Maori

Point Gold

Digger

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

Price: $29.95

Rating: Very

good to excellent

Smoke, a little funky wildness, wild herbs

and red fruits in support.

Red fruits and raspberry lead the palate,

with hints of Christmas fruit mix and oak

notes.

There’s fruit sweetness her, the tannins

nicely melded into the wine and a fresh lift

on the spicy close. In the slot and drinking

nicely now. Well priced.

www.maoripoint.co.nz

2019

Hawkshead

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

Price: $45

Rating: Very

good to excellent

Dusty, smoke,

dried herbs,

fragrance building with light cherry tones;

a toffee note with aeration.

Youthfully crunchy and juicy, highlighting

cherry and blackberry, along with a

little herbal backdrop, moving to spice on

the close. Good flavour intensity and while

this shows its youthful brashness, there is

drinkability too.

www.hawksheadwine.com

2018 Misha’s

Vineyard

Cantata

Central

Otago Pinot

Noir

Price: $30

Rating:

Excellent

A deeper, darker register to the nose,

raspberry, dark berries, wood smoke, oak

nuances; quite engaging.

The palate brings out its youthful side,

raspberry and oak spices joined by a lavender-like

wild herb influence with bright

acidity and growing, chewy tannins closing

on a smoky note. Youthful puppy fat here,

but a lot of ingredient for the price.

www.mishasvineyard.com

2018 Burn

Cottage

Moonlight

Race Central

Otago Pinot

Noir

Price: $49.99

Rating:

Excellent to

outstanding

Fragrant and floral nose of mixed berries,

spice and perfumed oak.

Textural entry, berryfruit, wild herbs and

spices are framed by a delightfully lively

palate with fine-grained tannins in

support. Supple, nicely integrated already,

there’s lightness and airiness to this; depth

of flavour without weight, as cherry fruit

and stony minerality grows.

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IT COULD be a while until

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the eastern suburbs start to

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

aspirations for the area come to

fruition.

During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

as one of her main priorities for

this term.

“We need a fully integrated

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

the eastern alliance, which

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RESIDENTS MOST affected by

the new Northern Motorway are

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Northern Corridor opening has

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Christchurch

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Connecting Your Community

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is

obtained.

port Agency

It comes as the

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

time was needed

to complete the

Community

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

The original

submission to

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

would essentially be an alliance

Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

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

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

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

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

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

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

east would have to be agreed

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

technology, engineering

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

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

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

and maths.

The former service centre, on

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

on any guidance to staff around

make a difference in the world.

decisions are made to put our

them back together.

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

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Tasty Bites

Winter veggies some of the most indulgent

Seasonal winter

vegetables are arriving

in-store and dropping in

price. So here’s a couple

of recipes featuring two

hearty favourites - leeks

and yams

Kale, ricotta and leek

lasagne

4 servings

Ingredients

300g kale, woody stems removed

and leaves chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

3 leeks, trimmed (about 400g),

halved lengthways, washed and

chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

350g ricotta

150ml vegetable stock

4 tbsp fresh pesto

250g fresh lasagne, about 8

sheets

30g parmesan (or veggie alternative),

finely grated

Directions

Heat the oven to 200 deg C

(180 deg C fan). Drop the kale in

boiling salted water, bring back

to a simmer then cook for 5min.

Drain really well.

Heat the olive oil in a frying

pan and add the leeks with a good

pinch of salt. Cook for 8-10min

or until really soft.

Add the garlic to the leeks and

cook for 2min. Keep 4 tbsp of

the ricotta aside then stir the rest

into the leeks with the kale. Mix

everything well then add enough

vegetable stock to make it a little

saucy but not watery. Take off the

heat.

Put ¼ of the sauce in the

bottom of an oiled baking dish

approximately 18 x 25cm.

Top with 1 tbsp pesto then two

sheets of lasagne. Repeat three

times, ending with lasagne.

Mix the rest of the ricotta with

another splash of vegetable stock

and spread over the top layer.

Scatter over the parmesan and

bake for 20min until golden and

bubbling.

WINTER VEGGIES: (Left)

Kale, ricotta and leek lasagne.

(Above) Yam and brussels

sprout gratin.

Yam and brussels sprout

gratin

2 servings

Ingredients

200g brussels sprouts

200g yams

2 tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic finely sliced

½ tsp fresh thyme leaves

½ tsp vegetable stock or use

chicken

Salt & black pepper to taste

½ cup cream

¼ cup parmesan cheese to garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Blanch the sprouts in boiling

water for 5min. Drain well and lay

them in a single layer with the yams

in an ovenproof dish or skillet.

Dot the butter over the top,

scatter the garlic and thyme and

pour over the stock. Season with

salt and black pepper.

Bake for 30-40min, until tender.

Remove from the oven and

switch it to grill mode, lifting the

rack closer to the grill.

Pour the cream over the

sprouts and yams, scatter over the

parmesan and grill for 10min.

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A relaxed farmers market, it focuses on

providing a laid-back, family-friendly and

pet- friendly atmosphere, rain or shine,

with live music setting the tone for the

duration of the market – 9.30am to 1pm.

Tables and chairs are provided for marketgoers

to sit down and catch up with friends.

There is a wide range of stalls offering a

tempting selection of products including

fresh meat from Darfield Village Meats,

fresh organic vegetables, fresh flowers,

fresh local honey and succulent salmon

from Salmon Heaven.

You will also find children’s knitted

clothing, toys, games, handmade cushion

covers, wheat bags, succulents, pot plants,

second-hand clothing, dog clothes and

accessories, a dog wash, a fundraising stall

for miniature show jumping, eco-friendly

products, and much more.

Market shopping can build up an

appetite, and to satisfy this this there is hot

coffee, hot big breakfasts, bacon-egg-hash

brown sandwiches, American hot dogs,

whitebait patties (seasonal), milkshakes and

homemade sweet treats.

Market @254 is a not-for-profit

enterprise. The majority of the stalls are run

by local people and adding to the variety`

there are some extra stalls that are there

every now and again.

On Saturday, June 20 Market@254 is

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Gardening

Don’t let that lockdown work disappear

NOW IT’S officially winter, don’t

abandon those lovely gardens that

enjoyed your attention during

lockdown.

Keep reaping the benefits of

your hard work through a few

monthly tasks.

This month’s jobs include pruning

of pip, stone fruit and roses,

harvesting of winter vegetables

and planting new strawberry

plants, shrubs and trees, as well as

general maintenance.

Vegetable patch

Continue planting seedlings

of vegetables that you want to

harvest in late winter/early spring.

Seeds of broad beans, onions,

peas, radish and spinach can still

be sown. Prepare the soil thoroughly

with the addition of fresh

compost before planting.

June is the month for dividing

old rhubarb plants and this

should be done every three to

four years. Plant new divisions

600mm apart. Rhubarb thrives

in a ‘rich’ soil ie fresh compost

enriched with blood and bone.

Winter flowering annuals

Winter flowering annuals

planted in autumn should be in in

full flower. They include alyssum,

calendulas, aurelia, nemesias,

pansies, poppies, primulas, snapdragons,

stock and sweet peas.

Dead head finished flowers to

encourage continuous blooming.

Pruning fruit trees

June is the main month for

pruning existing fruit trees

and purchasing new ones.

Garden centres have the most

comprehensive selection of new

season fruit trees now. When

pruning young pip and stone

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annuals will

brighten

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deck. Plant

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fruit trees, aim to create a strong

structure that will support the

weight of fruiting wood in future

years. With older, mature fruit

trees, remove inward growing

branches, reduce the height

of trees (for harvesting and

maintenance) and remove any

overgrown branches. Where there

are signs of damage or disease,

remove these branches.

Pruning berry fruit

All these berry fruit (raspberries,

boysenberries, loganberries,

gooseberries) are very vigorous

growers requiring the removal of

all old growth and some of the

same seasons canes where they

are not required. Tie new canes to

the existing wires or framework.

Be careful to remove any diseased

plant material.

Rose pruning commences

Apart from the odd late flowering

rose such as iceberg, most roses

have now shed their leaves and

can be pruned. Remove all dead

or diseased wood, remember

most rose bushes, even though

quite healthy, will have some dead

wood.

Prune to outward facing buds

and remove any wood that is

thinner than pencil thickness. If

some plants have a lot of dead/

diseased wood, it is advisable

to remove the specimens and

replace with new rose bushes.

With climbing roses, train the

main leaders (growing up from

ground) on a horizontal axis as

this encourages the production

of flowers. With all roses, a spray

with copper compound after

the completion of pruning helps

minimise reinfection of fungal

disease in spring.

Ornamental trees and

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Garden centres have the best

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Always be fussy when selecting

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Jones Rd Auto employs a

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the front office, to be on hand to answer

queries, quote jobs and assist customers

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more space and staff to reduce their

waiting lists and an additional four

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Jones Road Auto now has twice as many

carparks and the waiting room is a cosy

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Since its inception, Laser Electrical

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Laser Electrical and their neighbours,

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Diesel Fix is one of only a handful

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Wednesday June 10 2020 21

Cheeky Toyota C-HR range revamped

AN ACQUAINTANCE asked me

recently did I like Toyota’s C-HR,

she was thinking of buying one.

I said it is a funky, trendy car

that will never let her down, I also

presented her with a couple of

other options, but the Toyota won

out and she is now a happy C-HR

owner.

The C-HR (coupe high-rider)

landed here around three years

ago and it immediately stood

out for its edgy styling and bold

presence, it is a small sport utility

vehicle that punches above its

weight in terms of looks, it appeals

to those who want fashion in their

new car purchase and want to

make a statement.

The C-HR has just had a facelift

for 2020; it gets some new kit,

while bolder cosmetic detailing

gives it more of an extreme look.

Importantly, it has also had a

major mechanical enhancement,

the C-HR is now available with

hybrid power – as an option.

There are five variants in the

C-HR line-up, this evaluation

doesn’t encompass the hybrid,

I’m due to drive that model soon,

however, the base model vehicle

is a good starting point in the

series and after driving it for a

week I certainly feel it is a worthy

consideration at $32,990.

That price is competitive,

and if you take into account

that the range spans to $37,990,

then there is a C-HR for all

budgets.

Of course the C-HR won’t be

for everyone, at just 4.3m it’s on

the small side and it’s compact

inside. I’m not saying it’s cramped,

far from it, rear passengers have

good leg room and more than

enough height, it’s just that if there

are five in the car, those broad

shouldered in the rear will be cosy.

However, cargo space is generous

at 318-litres.

Under the bonnet of the base

model sits an element of surprise

– a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol

engine. If you are thinking that

that would be a bit wimpy, think

again, there is a turbocharger to

lift the power outputs and also

provide economy.

It is rated by Toyota at 85kW

and 185Nm with the power

outputs developed low in the

rev band from 5200rpm to

5600rpm. Maximum torque is

also developed all of the way

from 1500rpm to 4000rpm which

provides a solid amount of energy

right through the mid-range,

exactly where it is needed for

everyday motoring.

Drive thereafter is channelled

TOYOTA C-HR: Extreme look will appeal to trendsetters.

through a seven-step continuously

variable automatic transmission.

Together, the driveline is very

smooth and seamless, no surprises

there, that’s the way it is with CVT.

While the base model C-HR looks

like a four-wheel-drive vehicle, it’s

not, however, there is an all-corner

drive model and that will add

$4500 to the price.

Nevertheless, the base model

is the quintessential urban jungle

challenger.

Performance is satisfactory.

The power and torque figures

are delivered low in the rev

band (5200 and 1500-4000rpm),

the engine has no hesitation of

hauling quickly through to the red

line if needed.

Against the clock the nonhybrid

model will reach 100km/h

from a standstill in 9.8sec and will

make 120km/h from 80km/h in

6.4sec.

On the subject of figures,

you’d also expect the C-HR to be

economical and you’d be quite

right. Toyota claims a 6.4-litre per

100km combined cycle fuel usage

average. The evaluation car’s trip

computer was constantly reading

around 7.6l/100km during my

time with it, that helped by an

economical 4.8l/100km figure

sitting at 100km/h on the open

road, the engine turning over at a

leisurely 1750rpm.

Even though I carried out my

normal highway open road run,

the C-HR was mostly used in an

around-the-city environment, a

busy new year period necessitated

a lot of short runs which are

never good for fuel economy so

I was pleasantly surprised by the

returns.

The C-HR is also pretty

• Price – Toyota C-HR,

$32,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4385mm; width, 1795mm;

height, 1565mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheeldrive,

1197cc, 85kW,

185Nm, continuously

variable automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9.8sec

• Fuel usage – 6.4l/100km

sharp when presented with a

few quick corners. It rides and

handles with much dignity, the

ride isn’t severe, bumps and

ruts are well absorbed through

a wonderful four-corner

independent suspension thanks to

the engineering that is needed for

its four-wheel-drive stablemate.

With the changes for the new

decade, the C-HR could well be

described as well-specced. There

are a few extras such as a multimedia

8in touch screen system,

full smartphone integration that

incorporates Apple CarPlay and

Android Auto, which are new

inclusions. They sit on top of the

normal features you’d want in a

car such as this.

In keeping with the extreme

look of C-HR, Toyota also offers it

in bright colours, the combination

is very alluring and the entire

package reeks of desire.

That had a lot to do with the

choice my acquaintance made.

The C-HR isn’t big, but it is big on

value and presence.


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Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

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time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

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$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

would essentially be an alliance

Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

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

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

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

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

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

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

east would have to be agreed

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

technology, engineering

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

technology, engineering requested.

Consent

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

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in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

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

and maths.

The former service centre, on

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

on any guidance to staff around

make a difference in the world.

decisions are made to put our

them back together.

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

The year 11 St Margaret’s

community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

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

of tension for years with residents

•Turn to page 5 granted College student has a passion

relief,” he said.

the opportunity of her dreams. of tomorrow in industries that • Turn to page 6

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN April 2.

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The public will decide whether

DEDICATED: Dave Bryce is passionate about gardening as it is sustainable and promotes healthy eating.

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help For us, it’s about responsiveness

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need and we’ll do our best to

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

Christchurch city councillors to

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news from her mother.

Mrs Hodder said there is no “I just think anything to help we exist.

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

to the Covid-19 crisis.

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

• Turn to page 6

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

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• Turn to page 3

those who can help do their bit if [the Spreydon Neighbourhood other. I guess it’s going to get well. People need to be encour-

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We offer a same-day, pick up and drop

off service for most types of blinds.

Bookings are required.

Convenient Location

We are located at 47 Mandeville St,

Riccarton (next to Window Treatments

NZ Ltd), parking available onsite

friendly cleaning products.

Temperature Controlled Drying

Re-oiling & Rejuvenating

Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and

Roman

Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off

We offer a same-day, pick up and drop

off service for most types of blinds.

Bookings are required.

Convenient Location

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Riccarton (next to Window Treatments

NZ Ltd), parking available onsite

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Situations Vacant

Part-time Compost Laboratory Technician,

full training provided

An opportunity exists for a Compost Laboratory Technician, based

at our Composting Plant near Dunsandel. This role is permanent

part-time, around 24 hours per week, and there is some flexibility on

days and hours, but they will fall on Monday through to Thursday.

Key responsibilities of this role will be:

• To collect samples from throughout the Composting process and

analyse them using some basic and some specialised laboratory

equipment

• To enter the information into the relevant spreadsheets

• To keep stock of laboratory supplies, prepare dilute chemicals,

compost extract and other materials as required

• To keep the laboratory clean, tidy and organised

No prior qualifications or experience are necessary, as full training

will be provided. But to be successful in this role we would like you

to have:

• Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously and diligently, and

experience in a role that requires a very structured approach to

tasks, accuracy and attention to detail

• Excellent spoken and written English

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to

kiri.armstrong@meadowmushrooms.co.nz

Applications for this vacancy close on Monday, 22nd June 2020.

Rolleston East

Primary School

Establishment Board

of Trustees Secretary

The Rolleston East Primary School Establishment Board

is seeking a reliable and efficient board secretary to

join a hardworking and dynamic team. The role will

be on a contractor basis and will include limited board

administration work including taking minutes of board

meetings. Board meetings are held on Wednesday

evenings in the Rolleston area.

The hours will vary, but it is expected the role will initially

require approximately 15-20 hours per month with

competitive remuneration. The position is to commence

as soon as possible and will conclude no later than June

2022.

If you are interested please send your application

letter with a CV to Tom Scollard, Governance

Facilitator email: tom@tomscollard.co.nz to be

received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 19th

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Our vendors have purchased, with hearts set and clear

plans in place here is your chance to own a gorgeous

four bedroom home for a remarkable price!

A super warm and inviting home you’ll notice the

homely feel the instant you walk through the door.

With a near new log burner, complemented by a heat

transfer, HRV, heat pump and conveniently centrally

located this home is the ultimate in comfort.

Situated for gorgeous morning sun the kitchen will

be your haven when enjoying your morning brew and

the huge island bench is the perfect spot to entertain

around.

The master bedroom is a great space with external

access, an updated ensuite and a lovely view of the

garden. And with three additional double bedrooms

families really can’t go wrong here.

Outdoors bring even more pluses including a large

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a near new amazing huge deck at the rear of the

property that is drenched in all day sun and surrounded

by the established gardens.

There’s side vehicle access for secure off-street parking

Address: 29 George Street, Rolleston

and even space for the boat or caravan! With

so much more on offer and this property at an

unbelievable price, our vendors are saying GET

US SOLD! There is absolutely no doubt that this

property will be snapped up by a lucky buyer, the

question is... WILL IT BE YOU?

Listing ID: ROU76208

Price: $559,000+

Sarah Yeates

Contact:

Mobile: 027 447 2719

Email: sarahy@pb.co.nz

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Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

West Melton

4 bedrooms

Section 1000m2 plus

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

sarah.booth@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Price up to $630,000

Contact

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258

sarah.booth@raywhite.com

Lincoln

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 living rooms

Minimum of 200m2 floor area

Price early $600,000’s

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3 bedrooms

1 - 2 living rooms

2 bathrooms

Price mid $500,000’s - $600,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 double bedrooms, 2 living areas

Good outdoor flow & a deck

Section size 750m2, post quake

Price up to $610,000 to $640,000

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Ladbrooks/Lincoln/Tai Tapu

4ha lifestyle block

modern family home

Good fencing and a shed

Price $1m - $1.35m

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms, good living areas

Double glazed

Good size section

Price $520,000 - $570,000

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

West Melton/Weedons

4ha lifetstyle property

3-4 bedrooms

Some shedding preferred

Price $800,000 - $1m

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

West Melton Village

Modern 3-4 bedroom home

200m2 - 250m2 floor area

Section over 700m2

Price $700,000 - $750,000

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

Section 200m2 - 500m2

Price up to $450,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Extra garaging or large shed

Section 900m2 - 3000m2

Price $650,000 - $750,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, new build

2 bathrooms

Section 600m2 plus

Price up to $550,000

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Good size living

Ambrose Estate area

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 living areas

3 car garaging

Price $580,000 - $700,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2-3 bedroom townhouse

2 bathrooms

Price low - mid $400,000’s

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

West Melton

4 bedrooms

Substantial garaging

Section 2500m2 minimum

Price around $1.1m

Contact

Glenda Crawford 027 309 0115

glenda.crawford@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3 bedrooms, newish home

Any size section

Any price range

West Melton

3 plus bedrooms

Section up to 1000m2

Price $700,000 - $790,000

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

Section 500m2 plus

Price up to $500,000

Prebbleton

4+ bedrooms

Land 4000m2 - 2.5 acres

Price $1.4m - $2.2m

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Contact

Glenda Crawford 027 309 0115

glenda.crawford@raywhite.com

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Contact

Big Red Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

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

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

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NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Tai Tapu 768 Christchurch Akaroa Road

A lifestyle less ordinary

This 3 hectare property is in an exceptional location only a minute away from the centre of Tai Tapu and a

comfortable drive from the city centre. Epitomising contemporary flair, the distinct semi-circular residence

maximises natural light and features include interconnecting living and dining areas, an elegant kitchen, discreet

library nook and separate study. A number of heating solutions assure winter warmth. The internal access double

garage is complemented by a standalone three-car garage with attached sleepout. Sited upon a private, rear

section featuring established trees, three paddocks, an orchard and vegetable garden. Grasp this opportunity to

secure a local escape like no other.

bayleys.co.nz/5512310

3 3 2 5

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 1pm, Wed 1 Jul 2020

View Sun 1.15-1.45pm

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicative only

Darfield 17 Bridge Road

Weedons 7/634 Weedons Road

Private family sanctuary

5 2 2 3

A lifestyle to love

6 2 3 2

Contemporary 270sqm (approximately) family home

sits on an expansive 1.1868ha (approximately) lifestyle

block. Five bedrooms and two living areas offer

ultimate versatility with excellent indoor/outdoor flow

promoting easy access outside. The modern kitchen

has good bench and cupboard space allowing you to

cater to the masses. A covered verandah overlooks

established trees and sun-soaked grounds. The icing

on the cake is the orchard oasis with a variety of fruit

and nut trees. A double internal access garage and

separate single garage complete the appeal.

bayleys.co.nz/5511528

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877

adrienne.goodeve@bayleys.co.nz

Emma Groom 027 555 1075

emma.groom@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Expansive home on 4.2ha with unobstructed rural

vistas, open plan living area, modern kitchen, formal

lounge, five bedrooms on the ground floor (master

with ensuite and WIR) and self-contained studio

above the internal access double garage. Easy care

garden with scope to further enhance this outdoor

space. Three open-bay shed with stable, dual access

off Braemoor Lane and seven paddocks with a central

lane system. Located city-side of the thriving centre of

Rolleston and with fast new motorway access for a

quicker commute into the city, countless

conveniences are within easy reach.

bayleys.co.nz/5512334

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 23 Jun 2020

View Sun 12-12.30pm

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

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Building on a budget

Building your own home is one of the biggest investments of a lifetime and with

a few clever tips we show you how to make the most of what you can afford.

Get smart with your money to achieve

your dream home without compromising

on what’s really important.

Consider buying a large plot of land with

friends or family which you can split into

smaller lots. Many great

locations tend to cover

more ground, so get the

stunning harbour view

you dream of by sharing

the cost with someone you

don’t mind having as a

neighbour.

Opting for lowmaintenance

building

materials, like vinyl siding

and metal roofing saves in

the long run. Although

they may be more

expensive to install you

will save money on future

repairs, replacement or

repainting.

Using salvaged and recycled

materials and componentry

from the abundance of

demolition sites around the

city not only adds valuable

character to new builds, but

can save money, too.

For the safety and security

of your home, don’t skimp on structural

elements, doors and windows. Buy the

very best you can afford and, together

with your architect or builder, determine

other areas you could save on to allow for

a few luxuries.

It’s important not to waste valuable cash

on overbuilding. Look carefully at the

existing properties in the area and be

Deciding exactly

what you want

and then sticking with

it will ensure you stay

on budget, on time,

and all with

minimal stress.

aware that building a home that is bigger

and better than those of your neighbours

will not necessarily equate to a fair price

if and when it’s time to sell. instead, the

value of your build will be determined

by the lower-priced homes

around it.

The experience of a wellqualified

contractor is an

invaluable asset in any

building project. Not only

will you have recourse

should anything go wrong,

but their experience in

the industry means they

will have established

relationships with suppliers

and subcontractors, whom

they trust to deliver the best

workmanship possible.

Keep a close eye on

construction allowances as

your home is being built

to ensure you are getting

what you asked for and

what you paid for. if you

had initially agreed on

using a specific brand, for

example, then don’t settle

for less, unless you discuss

a cost adjustment with your

builder or contractor.

Many a building project has snowballed

out of control in the financial department

due to changes being made to the design

and materials once building is already

underway. Deciding exactly what you

want and then sticking with it will ensure

you stay on budget, within your expected

time frame, and all with minimal stress.

Boundary lines are indicative only

West Melton 23 Whitewood Crescent

A great little lifestyle

Unseen from the road, this 1.1ha property has been

landscaped to maximise privacy. The timeless home

showcases an attractive combination of Oamaru

stone and cedar and has received recent

enhancements. A three-car garage, two-car carport

and an additional two-bay shed provide excellent

storage options. The paddock offers enough land to

have a pony, a tennis court, an orchard or graze a few

sheep. This property is a natural choice for those

looking for privacy, a little extra space and something

very special.

bayleys.co.nz/5512197

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4 2 2 3 2

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 24 Jun 2020

View Sun 11-11.30am

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

DEVELOPERS / LANDBANKERS / LIFESTYLERS

OPTION 1 - 564 Selwyn Road

OLD WORLD CHARM

• 4.05 hectares

• 210m 2 3 bedroom 97 year old (approx.) original

Fendalton Farm House

• Classic wood panelling, high ceilings, open fires

• 3 bay shed and excellent sheltered grounds

OPTION 2 - 554 Selwyn Road

ULTIMATE IN MODERN LIVING

• 4.03 hectares

• 421m 2 large 4 bedroom exceptional quality home

• Multiple living areas including covered louvre

outdoor area

• Large kitchen with butler’s pantry

• Fully tiled bathrooms and ensuite

• 4 car garaging plus 121m 2 lockable shed with power

• Intensive quality chattel list

• Landscaped grounds

OPTION 3

Purchase both to secure 8 hectares of the future of urban Rolleston

what an opportunity to secure 2 x 4 hectare lifestyle

properties within the proposed urban limit of Rolleston

TO vIEw: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0732

TO BE SOLD BY DEADLINE SALE: Offers to be presented on

or before 4pm, Tuesday 30th June 2020 (unless sold prior)

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The Experts’

Selwyn

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

03 347 9949

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

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


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

2 Addresses, 1 Title

ROLLESTON

612/624 Robinsons Road

Known as 612/624 Robinsons Road, working from

home just took on a new meaning. Enjoy all the benefits

of a warm and beautiful modern home that is designed

to maximise indoor outdoor living and still keep that

work life balance by having your home office right on

your back door Step.

•Boasting 10+ car garaging, or various workshop options

•Full work from home self contained office with room to

expand

• Separate 2 bedroom (plus large fully lined storage

room) 2nd dwelling, (perfect for the extended family or

Room for large families!

joint venture)

•Large 297m2 approx main home with sheltered

outdoor living

•Motor cross track to keep the kids entertained & still

room for the Pony!

An option is to also take advantage of the existing

business, which is happy to continue to rent the office

space for the next year from you! This property is worth

getting excited about!

Call Angela to arrange your private inspection!

NEW LISTING

WEB ID ROU76193

VIEW By Appointment

TENDER closes Wednesday 24th June, 2020 at

1.00pm

Opportunity Knocks!

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

TENDER

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BUYERS $559,000+

WEB ID ROU76208

ROLLESTON

29 George Street

Our vendor’s have purchased with hearts set and clear

plans in place here is your chance to own a gorgeous 4

bedroom home for a remarkable price!

• 204m2 home on 750m2 section

• Kitchen with huge island bench

• Log burner, heat transfer, heat pump & HRV

• Patio with pergola & new deck to fit a crowd

• Vege Planters, fruit trees & berries galore!

• Space for a boat or caravan, side access too!

VIEW Sunday 14 Jun 1.30 - 2.00pm

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NEW LISTING

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

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WEB ID ROU76190

ROLLESTON

1 Lignite Drive

Ready and waiting, and come and check out the

attractive features on offer at this lovely 5 bedroom

property situated in the popular Stonebrook subdivision,

close to playgrounds & the new West Rolleston School.

Sited to make the most of the sun there are also 3 heat

pumps throughout to ensure all year round comfort. The

spacious open plan living area is light and bright and

everything flows effortlessly from the well-appointed

kitchen which forms the heart of the home and is

serviced by a walk in pantry.

NEW LISTING

BUYERS $599,000+

VIEW 14 Jun 12.30 - 1.00pm & 14 Jun 2.15 - 2.45pm

Angela Hunt

Mobile 021 548 777

angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

5

2

2

Its better than new!

NEW LISTING

DEADLINE SALE

WEB ID ROU76209

ROLLESTON

4 Goldie Place

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac and close to central

Rolleston this stunning, fully-renovated, 230m2 home

has the sophistication of a new build with the extras and

feel of an established family home.

• Exquisite kitchen with all the trimmings

• Study, LED lights, new flooring & painting

• Gas fire, 2 heat pumps & so sunny!

• Plenty of off street parking for a boat or caravan

• Zoned for Clearview Primary School

VIEW Sunday 14 Jun 12.30 - 1.00pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 18th

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

Sarah Yeates

Mobile 027 447 2719

Office 03 929 0306

sarahy@pb.co.nz

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

Congratulations to our top Selwyn salespeople for the month of May 2020:

Top Lister

Angela Hunt

Top Seller

April Nicholls

Angela Hunt

Residential and Lifestyle Sales Consultant

M 021 548 777

P 03 929 0306

E angela.hunt@pb.co.nz

April Nicholls

Residential Sales Consultant

M 027 737 6474

P 03 929 0306

E april@pb.co.nz

Selwyn,

Proud to be here

Looking to buy, sell, invest or have your

property managed?

Give us a call at Property Brokers Selwyn, or

pop in to talk to one of the team today!

Property Brokers Selwyn | P 03 929 0306

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REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

1 Lloyds Close, Rolleston

DeaDline Sale : all offerS to be preSenteD 5pm

24th June (unleSS SolD prior)

Size, Space & Style!

Looking for a large family home with 3 car garaging and suited to work from home, then look no further. This

well-appointed 4 bed plus study home in Levi Park, offers all the above as well as a great opportunity to add

value by completing the landscaping.

Central to the well configured floor plan is the generous open plan living zone which incorporates a casual

lounge, dining area and an elegant kitchen accompanied by a scullery and island bench. An interconnecting

formal lounge with cavity sliding doors, allows the ability to either create a social space or a private retreat. A

substantial patio also extends off both living areas, which adds to functional, relaxing, and entertaining options.

Winter warmth is provided with a wood burner, heat transfer system, heat pump and double glazing, with a

dedicated laundry & an abundance of storage options rounding out the long list of alluring features.

Ideally situated within a two-minute drive of the abundant amenities in central Rolleston, it ensures you will

want for nothing. Contact Mike today for more information & to arrange your viewing.

147 Lowes Road, Rolleston

By NEGotiatioN

2755 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Ataahua

DeaDline Sale : all offerS

to be preSenteD 5pm 25th

June (unleSS SolD prior)

Convenient Location & Superb

Presentation!

Peacefully nestled in the exceptionally convenient

setting of Aristotle Lane, this superbly presented

four-bedroom home is in zone for Clearview

Primary & is suitably arranged for modern family

living. A centrally placed & generous open plan

area is the focus of everyday living & comprises the

contemporary kitchen, dining area & lounge with

another formal lounge adjacent. Four bedrooms are

serviced by two bathrooms, the master of which

boasts an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, while a

separate laundry is a further bonus. Our vendors

are committed to a sale & a change of ownership is

imminent. Contact Mike to find out more.

Captivating Character & Charm!

Emanating abundant charm from an idyllic

countryside setting, this substantial historic

character home on 9.6 ha provides a unique

opportunity to secure a magnificent rural hideaway

with 3 bedrooms plus a study & breath-taking

grounds. The stables, barn, stock water to all

paddocks, an all-weather full sized 60 x 20 m

dressage arena, a 17m diameter round pen &

garaging for four vehicles complete the package.

Conveniently located 20 minutes to Halswell, & in

the popular Tai Tapu School Zone with school bus

at the gate, purchasers seeking a comprehensive

equestrian property with tranquillity, comfort,

character, & escape will appreciate the countless

enticements on offer here. Contact Mike for more

information.

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Elyse Campbell

021 187 6217

Nicola Curtis

Administrator

Julz Sibbe

Administrator

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)

13 Harper Pl, Lake Coleridge

This recreational retreat

or permanent 3 bdr

family home is set in

spectacular surroundings.

Sitting on the doorstep

for numerous outdoor

pursuits. Suitable for those

wanting a change or a

cosy family holiday home.

Price: $329,000

Joe Brankin | 021 324 529 | joe.brankin@mikepero.com/RX2284824

1/748 Waterholes Rd, Rolleston

This fabulous lifestyle

property features an

executive style 5 bdr

home, heated pool, 160m2

workshop shed facility,

mature gardens and 5.0Ha

of land suitable for intense

or hobby use and pets of

all shapes and sizes.

West Melton, Darfield, Hororata,

Kirwee, Coalgate, Rolleston

Unique marketing options

Proven top quality results

We’re your locals

West Melton, Darfield, Hororata,

Kirwee, Coalgate, Rolleston

Unique marketing options

Proven top quality results

We’re your locals

Price: By negotiation

Joe Brankin | 021 324 529 | joe.brankin@mikepero.com/RX1823817

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA Mike Pero (2008) Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008)

Heather Clouston

021 318 260

heather.clouston

@mikepero.com

Joe & Tracey Brankin

021 324 529

tracey.brankin

@mikepero.com

Steph Kimber

027 418 2150

steph.kimber

@mikepero.com


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9 Barrosa Street, Lincoln

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Ray White Rolleston

18A Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

62 Dryden Avenue, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

43 Oakley Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

9 Barrosa Street, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

253 Blakes Road, Prebbleton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

8 Payne Court, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

12 Crowder Street, Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

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12 Billington Drive, Halswell

Property Brokers

9 Prospect Place, Halswell

Ray White Lincoln

22 Pollock Place,Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

31 Rolleston Drive,Rolleston

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43 Oakley Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

49 Stoneybrook Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

116 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

1/21 Hoon Hay Road, Hoon Hay

Ray White West Melton

253 Blakes Road, Prebbleton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

23B Jozecom Place, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

15 Dunlop Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

8 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

31 Ledbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

4 Cassidy Avenue, Lincoln

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17 Philippa Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1175 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

2 Royston Common, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

48 Blakes Road, Prebbleton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

88 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

13 Tobollie Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

4 Graycliffe, Halswell

Ray White Lincoln

19 Longspur Avenue, Wigram

Ray White West Melton

44 Othello Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

65 Crozier Drive, Kirwee

Ray White Rolleston

99 The Runway, Wigram

Property Brokers

45 Tobollie Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1 Lignite Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

4 Goldie Place, Rolleston

Property Brokers

23 Kingsdowne Drive, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

19 Dunlop Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

30 Reuben Avenue, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1045 Goulds Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

38 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

40B Beaumont Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

136C Brookside Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 Milton Court, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

32 Bermuda Drive, Hornby

Ray White Rolleston

6 Barcote Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

9 Barrosa Street, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

18A Fatima Street, Redwood

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

18 Michelangelo Drive,Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

264 Days Road, Springston

Property Brokers

89 Durey Road, Lincoln

Ray White West Melton

36 Patterson Terrace, Halswell

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

62 Dryden Avenue, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

9 Mersham Drive, Prebbleton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

478 Hoskyns Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

207 Marshmans Road, Ashley

Ray White West Melton

15 Frame Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

30 Fairfield Way, Rolleston

Property Brokers

29 George Street, Rolleston

Property Brokers

4 Andesite Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

46 Andesite Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

11D Cameron Crescent, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

2273 Bealey Road, Hororata

Ray White West Melton

2 Lucca Crescent,Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

14 Grace Way, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

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Harcourts Four seasons Realty

79 Charlbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

107 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

30 Navy Loop, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

3 Julia Close, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

9 Park Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

12 Grace Way, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

13 Bethany Road, Rolleston

Property Brokers

62 Dryden Avenue, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

43 Glendene Court (off Mary Brittan Drive), Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

116 Leeston Road, Leeston

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20 Coles Lane,Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

1 Lignite Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

9 Barrosa Street, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

30 Fairfield Way, Rolleston

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165 Karanga Road,Dunsandel

Ray White Rolleston

35 Hungerford Drive,Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

748 Hudson Road, Motukarara

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

8 Payne Court, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

380 Halkett Road, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

6 Albert James Place, Dunsandel

Matson & Allan Rolleston

50 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

46 Andesite Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

47 Melton Grange Road, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

9 Park Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

116 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

18 William Deans Drive, Prebbleton

Ray White Rolleston

34 Whitehorn Drive, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

1 Kelly Close,Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

44 Othello Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

Thursday 18Th june

1 Kelly Close,Lincoln

Ray White Rolleston

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN

TIMES PROPERTY

DIRECTORY EVERY

WEDNESDAY FOR THE

BEST OF PROPERTY IN

THE SELWYN DISTRICT

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real

Estate companies

RAY WHITE

Rolleston 03 347 9988

www.rwRolleston.co.nz

WEST MELTON 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

LINCOLN 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

PROPERTY BROKERS

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

BAYLEYS CANTERBURY

03 375 4700

www.bayleys.co.nz

HARCOURTS

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Harcourts HORNBY 03 349 9919

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711

Harcourts LINCOLN 03 662 9933

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

Rolleston 03 347 9949

DARFIELD 03 318 8204

LEESTON 03 324 3704


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M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 15 Frame Crescent

TWO SEPARATE DWELLINGS –

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

• Substantial living spaces

• Five double bedrooms

• Four living areas

• Three well equipped modern kitchens

• Gas cooking and reputable appliances

• Tw o bathrooms and two ensuites

• Ducted heating system

• Catering for extended family or working

from home option

• 1297 sqm (approx.) established section

• Highly desirable central location

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

Open Home: Sun 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Deadline Sale: closing at 4pm on 24th June 2020

(unless sold prior)

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0729

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 4 Andesite Drive

EXCELLENT LIVING & AWESOME

LOCATION

• 223m2 home built in 2015 on 740m2 fenced section

• Excellent indoor/outdoor flow

• Open plan design and 2.5m ceiling height

• North facing, light filled kitchen/dining/living

• Separate lounge/media room areas

• Large patio; perfect for outdoor entertaining

• Four double sized bedrooms

• Master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite

• Centrally located main bathroom

• Separate toilet and large hall storage

• Modern kitchen with quality appliances, double

plumbed fridge/freezer space, induction hob and

engineered stone bench

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 1.30pm - 2.00pm

Price: Neg Over $590,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0723

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

jo@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 12 Grace Way

ATTRACTIVE AND APPEALING LIVING

• Four double bedrooms

• Tw o separate living areas

• Modern kitchen with stone benchtops

• Master suite with stunning ensuite and WIR

• Beautifully specified bathroom

• Large deck for entertaining

• Well established and spacious section

• Garden shed

• Double internal access garage

• Fantastic location

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Price: Neg over $530,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0728

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 17 Philippa Drive

SIMPLY SO DIFFERENT

• 2 year old, 193m2, high-spec, modern home

• 3 bedroom, open-plan living

• Fully tiled showers, including a double in ensuite

• Ducted heatpump throughout

• Large north-facing deck with built-in seating and

planter boxes

• Drive-through, carpeted garage

• Masterbuild guarantee

• Lemonwood School zone

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 12.00pm - 12.30pm

Price: Neg Over $570,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0725

NEW LISTING

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

DUNSANDEL - 6 Albert James Place

TWO DWELLINGS ON PRIVATE

5459M2 SECTION

• Beautifully maintained 5459m2 property

• Three double bedrooms in main house

(master with ensuite)

• Modern kitchen with living areas either side

• Heated by log burner, heat pump and HRV

• Rumpus room or 3rd lounge

• Large sun drenched deck and BBQ area

• Tw o bedroom self contained cottage

• Several small paddocks, separate four bay shed and

plenty of privacy in all directions

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Price: Neg Over $680,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0727

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 1175 Goulds Road

GREAT FAMILY HOME IN

TOP NOTCH LOCATION

• 210m2 home on easy care 682m2 section

• Handy to schools, town centre and dog park

• Four genuine double bedrooms

• Double glazing

• Roomy practical kitchen

• Adjoining dining area

• Huge separate lounge

• Tw o quality bathrooms including ensuite

• Separate laundry

• Attached double garage and stacks of storage

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 12.00pm - 12.30pm

Price: $559,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0728

NEW LISTING

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

Cameron McRae 027 7696 696

Cameron McRae 027 7696 696

camron@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 30 Reuben Avenue

SHIFT IN AND ENJOY

• Brand new three bedroom two bathroom quality

build

• 140m2 on fully fenced 594m2 section

• North facing backyard

• 1 0 year build guarantee

• Double garage

• All landscaping complete

• Shift in now without the hassles of building

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 12.45 – 1.15pm

Great Value: $520,000 ONO

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0731

NEW LISTING

ROLLESTON - 2 Lucca Crescent

HIGH QUALITY STARTER

• Built by Generation Homes

• Three bedroom 135m² home

• Complete with modern appliances

• Excellent private outdoor living areas

• Generous 576m² fully fenced and irrigated

northfacing section

• Avoid all the hassles of the building process

and cost over runs

• Well built and extremely well priced home

• Immediate possession available

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 1.30 – 2.00pm

Price: $495,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0684

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 20 Coles Lane

DYNAMIC IN EVERY WAY

• Energy efficient 268m 2 home

• Four bedrooms

• Tw o living areas

• High standard of fittings and fixtures throughout

• Walk in pantry

• Heat pump powered underfloor water heating

• Solar powered with capacity to feed back to the grid

• 56m 2 of wooden decking

• Three car carpeted garage plus utility room

• 2686m landscaped, irrigated and fenced section

• Sought after Coles Fields subdivision

OPEN HOME

Vendor will consider all offers

Open Home: Sun 2.15 – 2.45pm

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0709

Andrew Taylor

0274 355 930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

WEST MELTON - 478 Hoskyns Road

ROOM FOR THE EXTENDED FAMILY

OR INDEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBER

• 4 Hectares (2 road frontages)

• Main home - Four double bedroom family home

(270m²)

• Second home - Modern Two bedroom

• Established shelter belts and mature garden setting

• Close proximity to the thriving Rolleston Township

and all its amenities

OPEN HOME

Open Home: Sun 1.00 – 2.00pm

Price: Neg Over $1,100,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0702

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

chris@marealestate.co.nz

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

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Paul Robinson

021 277 2690

Bronwyn van der Pol

022 073 7757

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