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Thursday,<strong>June</strong><strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> | Issue902 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Railway loses some puff<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The lockdown hastaken its toll on the<br />

Weka PassRailway.<br />

It is low on volunteers and has alot of<br />

work to do before gettingupenough steam<br />

to fully resume passenger tripsonthe<br />

Waipara to Waikari line.<br />

Chairman NeilBurt says the workload is<br />

mounting and the battle is on to catchup<br />

on abacklog of maintenance put on hold<br />

when volunteersbecame detachedfrom<br />

their‘‘toys’’ duringlockdown.<br />

“There is alot that happens behindthe<br />

scenes to operate our trains. We got put on<br />

pause,and we now needtocatchup,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

This meansfuture excursions, for now,<br />

will be down to two carriages,pulledbya<br />

dieselengine.<br />

The railway’s rolling stock manager,<br />

Harry Mathwin, sayscertification has<br />

expired on some carriages and<br />

locomotivesused to run its regular trains.<br />

“We can and will run atwo­carriage<br />

train,and we lookforwardtoincreasing<br />

the sizeofthe train as carriagesare<br />

inspected and certified.”<br />

One of the railway’s 1931­built carriages<br />

needs work on one of the bogie floats.<br />

Harry saysitisanawkwardjob, requiring<br />

volunteerstowork from an inspectionpit<br />

underneath the tracksinthe railway<br />

workshop at Waipara.<br />

The railway’s work wagon,used to run<br />

track and lineside maintenance trainson<br />

Wednesdays, is due for asimilarrepair.<br />

The wagon carries critical maintenance<br />

tools and has acrew rest area. Losing it<br />

from service is complicatingthe weekly<br />

track working bees.<br />

Recertifyingthe 1909­built steam<br />

locomotive will be much more difficult,<br />

requiring thoroughinspections of many<br />

safety­critical components, and afinal<br />

signoff from athird­party inspector from<br />

the <strong>North</strong> Island. Thismeans trains will<br />

likelyremain diesel­hauledfor some time<br />

when full operations do resume.<br />

The charitable society carriesabout<br />

15,000passengers.<br />

It has been operated entirely by<br />

enthusiastic volunteers since 1983.<br />

Collectively, between 100 and 200<br />

Diesel steps up ... Steamlocomotion will be taking abreak on the Weka Pass Railwayasvolunteerscatch up afterthe lockdown.<br />

volunteer hours are spentonsite each<br />

week. “Ourvolunteers are like one big<br />

family,” Neil says. “We all enjoyatripout<br />

of the cityonce or twiceaweek to work on<br />

the trains.<br />

“We rely totally on public support to<br />

keep operating and volunteersare our<br />

backbone”.<br />

He urges anyone thinkingoftaking a<br />

trip along the line to keep an eye on its<br />

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Staff dig deep<br />

to help locals<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Alittle rural storewas a<br />

big asset to a<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> township<br />

during lockdown.<br />

Staffatthe Hawarden<br />

Four Square steppedupto<br />

help getgroceries to town<br />

residents and farmers<br />

during thelockdown, and<br />

localposties alsolent their<br />

support.<br />

Many residentsand<br />

farmerswereunableto<br />

visitthe store to do their<br />

weekly shopduring<br />

lockdown, when people<br />

were urged to stayhome.<br />

So Four Square owner/<br />

manager, Wendy Hodgen,<br />

alongwith herstaff, took<br />

orders and packed up<br />

groceries for those who<br />

couldn’tmakeit<br />

downtown.<br />

Waikari­based<br />

Hawardenpostcontractor<br />

MandyThompson andher<br />

team then collected the<br />

ordersand deliveredthem<br />

to grateful customers.<br />

Last Friday,itwas the<br />

community’s turntorepay<br />

thekindness shown.<br />

Long­termlocalresident<br />

RayMiller didaquick<br />

‘‘whip around’’ the<br />

communities of Hawarden<br />

andnearby Waikari to<br />

thankthe teamthat<br />

ensuredno­one went<br />

without.<br />

Asmall group gathered<br />

to present themall with a<br />

small gift in appreciation.<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie<br />

Black thankedthe Four<br />

Squareteamand posties,<br />

sayingtheir unwavering<br />

communityspirit and<br />

support, alongwith a‘‘cando’’<br />

attitude,ensured the<br />

communityhad allit<br />

needed during lockdown.<br />

‘‘Thefriendly<br />

communityrelationship is<br />

appreciated,’’ shesaid.<br />

ECan lifts its rates take by 4pc<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> is increasing its<br />

total rates revenue by 4percent for the year<br />

starting July 1. It has also adopted its <strong>2020</strong>/21<br />

Annual Plan.<br />

The 4% rates increase is lower than the<br />

9.8% previously mooted in the draft plan.<br />

Savings have been made using cash<br />

reserves and reducing reserve cash buildup<br />

for flood protection and general<br />

activities.<br />

This could mean having to borrow to cover<br />

the cost of unforeseen events, such as<br />

floods.<br />

Lower inflation estimates post­Covid have<br />

also helped reduce the increase.<br />

The 4% refers to the increase in the total<br />

amount received in rates from 2019/20. It<br />

includes 2.3% for inflation, an additional<br />

0.8% for public transport service<br />

improvements, and provision for spending<br />

on priority work programmes for the coastal<br />

environment plan (0.5%), climate<br />

engagement (0.15%) and atree planting and<br />

regeneration initiative (0.<strong>25</strong>%).<br />

Individual ratepayers pay different rates<br />

depending on the size and location of their<br />

property.<br />

The rates increase is equivalent to about<br />

$6 ayear for an urban Christchurch<br />

property valued at $580,000, and $22 ayear<br />

Support appreciated ... From left, postal staff Toni Douglas and<br />

Katrina Quigley, Four Square staff Rachel Purvis and Diane Nurse, store<br />

owner/manager Wendy Hodgen and Hurunui Mayor Marie Black at last<br />

Friday’s presentation.<br />

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for an urban Rangiora property of $400,000.<br />

Householders in urban properties in<br />

Kaikoura, Hurunui and Ashburton districts<br />

district will see areduction in their rates.<br />

Deputy chairman Peter Scott chaired the<br />

council meeting, and noted the need to<br />

recognise the impact of Covid­19 on the<br />

region, as agreat deal had changed between<br />

the time the council signed off the draft plan<br />

for engagement in February, and its<br />

adoption last week.<br />

‘‘We are acting decisively now to invest in<br />

the future, but we are also tempering the<br />

rate of change in some areas to<br />

accommodate the post­Covid recovery that<br />

the region needs,’’ Mr Scott said.<br />

‘‘There has been robust debate around the<br />

council table over the last couple of months<br />

about how much we can continue to press<br />

forward with our longer­term initiatives,<br />

against taking into account the<br />

unprecedented post­Covid economic<br />

climate.<br />

‘‘We have reached the position we have in<br />

large part based on the feedback we had on<br />

the draft plan, and more importantly during<br />

the hearings that we held (online) during<br />

the Covid period, when we heard about what<br />

we should continue to push with urgency,<br />

and what has changed externally that<br />

impacts the ability of the community to<br />

pay.’’<br />

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Two talented Christchurchbased<br />

chamber musicians<br />

will perform aconcert in the<br />

Rangiora Library’sChamber<br />

Gallery next month.<br />

The concert, by violinist<br />

Jonathan Tanner and pianist<br />

Anna Maksymova, was<br />

initially scheduled for<br />

earlier in the year, but was<br />

postponed becauseof the<br />

Covid­19 lockdown<br />

restrictions.<br />

The concert will begin in<br />

theChamber Gallery at<br />

7.30pm on Thursday, July 9.<br />

Tickets for the<br />

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National promises bypass<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The National Party has<br />

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to Pegasusmotorway,<br />

including the Woodend State<br />

Highway 1bypass, if elected<br />

in September.<br />

The party’s transport<br />

spokesman, Chris Bishop, and<br />

Waimakariri’s NationalMP<br />

Matt Doocey madethe<br />

announcement at ameeting<br />

in Woodend’s OwenStalker<br />

Park last Friday.<br />

The new motorway will<br />

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the Western Belfast bypass<br />

and the <strong>North</strong>ern Corridor<br />

motorways and go through to<br />

Pegasus,bypassing Woodend.<br />

‘‘Under National,the<br />

bypass will be apriority,’’ Mr<br />

Bishop said.‘‘It is avery<br />

important commitmentwe<br />

are makingasaparty to this<br />

region and the people of<br />

Woodend in particular.<br />

‘‘This new roadwill help<br />

drivejobs and growth in<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>, and help<br />

our economy recoverfrom<br />

Covid­19.”<br />

‘‘<strong>North</strong>ern Christchurch is<br />

experiencingstrong growth,’’<br />

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of the Make StateHighway 1<br />

Safercommittee, said the<br />

commitment was agreat<br />

result for the community.<br />

‘‘TheWoodend community<br />

has beenwaiting 40 years for<br />

asolution to the town’s traffic<br />

problems.<br />

‘‘We justhope now that the<br />

National Partywill followup<br />

on their promise to build the<br />

bypass,ifthey become<br />

government, andifthey don’t<br />

win the election they will<br />

continuepushing the next<br />

governmenttogoaheadwith<br />

the project. Idon’t see it as a<br />

political thing. It just makes<br />

sensetoget it done.’’<br />

Acommunity rallywas held<br />

in Woodend last February in<br />

support of the bypass afterthe<br />

Governmentannounced a$12<br />

billion infrastructure<br />

investment programme.<br />

At lastweek’s gathering,Mr<br />

Doocey said the projectwas<br />

long overdue but ‘‘today the<br />

people at Woodendand the<br />

widerWaimakariri community<br />

can feel listenedto’’.<br />

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Bypass promise<br />

... The National<br />

Partysaid on<br />

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National’s<br />

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spokesperson,<br />

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right, were joined<br />

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the<br />

announcement.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP<br />

likemeand Matt listen and<br />

act is extremely impressive.’’<br />

Waimakariri MayorDan<br />

Gordon saidhewas pleased<br />

withthe National Party’s<br />

commitmenttothe project.<br />

He says the council has<br />

advocated for the Woodend<br />

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connected community.<br />

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Pegasus, haverightly been<br />

veryconcerned about the<br />

needfor safety improvements<br />

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Group to help with cycle strategy<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Agrouphasbeenset up to<br />

provide acommunityvoice<br />

to theWaimakariri District<br />

Council’s walkingand<br />

cycling strategyactionplan<br />

update.<br />

The Walkingand Cycling<br />

Reference Group includes a<br />

walkingadvocate, acycling<br />

advocate, and<br />

representativesfroma<br />

range of organisations<br />

within thedistrict, from<br />

community boardand<br />

councilrepresentatives to<br />

the police.<br />

‘‘Collectively, we are<br />

tasked with providing<br />

community input intothe<br />

updating of thecouncil’s<br />

Walking and Cycling<br />

Strategy ActionPlan,’’ the<br />

council’s communications<br />

and engagement manager,<br />

AlistairGray, says.<br />

‘‘The strategyhasavision<br />

that residents choose to<br />

walkand cycle. The<br />

environment is friendly,safe<br />

and accessible for walkers<br />

and cyclists and thisiswhat<br />

we aim to achieve through<br />

our influenceonthe action<br />

plan.’’<br />

Keen cyclistSarahLewis,<br />

founder of Waimakariri<br />

Women’s MountainBiking<br />

and Walking Groupin 2016,<br />

is representingthe<br />

Rangiora­Ashley<br />

Community Boardinthe<br />

new group.<br />

Her bikingand walking<br />

groupprovidesasafe<br />

❛The strategy has a<br />

vision that residents<br />

choose to walk and<br />

cycle.❜<br />

—Alistair Gray<br />

environment for women<br />

seekingthe companyof<br />

other like­minded women in<br />

afun, social settingwhile<br />

enjoying outdoor exercise.<br />

Sarahco­ordinatesallits<br />

bikingand walking events<br />

and enjoys showing<br />

members where the tracks<br />

are andencouraging them to<br />

return with their families<br />

and friends.<br />

She saysthis involvement<br />

willbeparticularly helpful<br />

in herrole in the reference<br />

group.<br />

She enjoys allthe tracks<br />

on offer in theWaimakariri<br />

and Hurunui districts but, if<br />

she had to choosea<br />

favourite, it would be the<br />

Rakahuri Trailalongside<br />

the Ashley/RakahuriRiver.<br />

‘‘TheRakahuri Trail is a<br />

fun mountain­biketrack<br />

comprisedofseveral<br />

sections thatconnect up<br />

alongthe way, which means<br />

you can ridewhatever<br />

distance youfeellike.<br />

‘‘This particulartrack<br />

offers plenty of variation<br />

including flattrackand the<br />

moretechnically<br />

challenging sections.’’<br />

Cycling enthusiast ... Sarah Lewis rides through the Ashley­Rakahuri Regional<br />

Park in Rangiora recently.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Doctor<br />

stands in<br />

Kaikoura<br />

General practitioner<br />

Richard McCubbin is again<br />

hitting the campaign trail as<br />

the Green Party candidate<br />

for Kaikoura.<br />

Dr McCubbin, of Waikari,<br />

launched his campaign in<br />

Blenheimlast weekend.<br />

He says he looksforward<br />

to the challenge.<br />

He stood for Kaikoura in<br />

2017,gaining 2417 votes.<br />

He says he believes it is<br />

even more important to<br />

stress the Green’s message<br />

aboutsustainability,<br />

climate change, the health<br />

of the country, its people,<br />

the environment, protection<br />

of water, and addressing<br />

issues of socialjusticefor<br />

people and the planet.<br />

Dr McCubbin says the<br />

Greens are asmall party in<br />

the coalition Government,<br />

but have achieved an<br />

‘‘amazing amount’’.<br />

‘‘Ourtarget is to be in<br />

coalition with Labour for<br />

another three years.’’<br />

Dr McGubbin believes the<br />

landscape and environment<br />

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By DAVID HILL<br />

Whenever there is afire,<br />

accident or emergency,<br />

volunteers are often first to<br />

answer the call.<br />

In smaller communities,<br />

those first responders are the<br />

local volunteer fire brigade.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s Fire<br />

and Emergency New Zealand<br />

(FENZ) leaders say the<br />

region is well served by fire<br />

volunteers, but some<br />

brigades could always do<br />

with more, especially those<br />

who can be on­call during<br />

weekdays.<br />

The Rangiora Volunteer<br />

Fire Brigade ran asuccessful<br />

recruitment drive this year<br />

and now has awaiting list,<br />

chief fire officer Hamish<br />

Peter says.<br />

‘‘That’s why we did the<br />

recruitment campaign. We<br />

are still in the early stages,<br />

but it’s really heartening to<br />

see.<br />

‘‘We’ve still got to go<br />

through police checks and<br />

training, but through the<br />

support of the media and the<br />

public we’ve attracted some<br />

very high calibre people.’’<br />

FENZ <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

principal fire officer Bruce<br />

Janes says most of his rural<br />

brigades have about 20<br />

volunteers, while his<br />

Marlborough­Kaikoura<br />

counterpart John Foley says<br />

some of his brigades have<br />

found anovel way of ensuring<br />

they are covered.<br />

‘‘One of the issues we are<br />

facing is alot of our brigade<br />

members, if they’re working,<br />

it takes them away during the<br />

day,’’ Mr Foley says.<br />

‘‘Often, it’s the women<br />

staffing the brigades while<br />

the children are at school and<br />

covering the base until the<br />

men come home and there’s a<br />

few female chiefs appearing<br />

around the country now.’’<br />

The training and support<br />

for volunteers is quite<br />

extensive, meaning<br />

employers can benefit from<br />

having highly skilled<br />

employees, Mr Peter says.<br />

‘‘We are not only training<br />

our people to be good at<br />

what they do, but also<br />

exposing them to anumber of<br />

things which can transfer to<br />

their working life and home<br />

life.’’<br />

Employers make abig<br />

contribution in supporting<br />

the volunteers, Mr Janes says.<br />

‘‘Kirwee Garage has three<br />

volunteers, so whenever the<br />

alarm goes off the garage<br />

closes, so we have to be<br />

mindful of that.’’<br />

Families also make a<br />

sacrifice whenever<br />

volunteers respond to acall,<br />

Mr Foley says. ‘‘We wish to<br />

thank our volunteers and<br />

their families. When the<br />

siren goes the whole family<br />

wakes up and not just the<br />

firefighter, so they all make a<br />

sacrifice.’’<br />

Volunteer firefighters<br />

respond not only to fires, but<br />

to vehicle crashes, medical<br />

emergencies, hazardous<br />

Volunteers valued ... Fire and Emergency New Zealand <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> principal fire officer Bruce Janes, left, and Rangiora<br />

Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Hamish Peter say volunteers<br />

are the lifeblood of the fire service.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

materials spills, weather<br />

events and Civil Defence<br />

emergencies.<br />

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or register at<br />

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volunteering/want­to­join­us/.<br />

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Building for the future<br />

With Matariki,the Maori New Year, to<br />

be celebrated thisyear on July13, it<br />

makes me considerthe times in which<br />

we live.<br />

In challenging and unsettling times<br />

like these,Iwonder if we can be<br />

inspired by our Maori ancestors when,<br />

in the bleakest of seasons, they focused<br />

on restoration and strengthening<br />

connections with one another.<br />

Members of our wonderful<br />

community team at the HurunuiDistrict<br />

Council have spent the pastfew weeks<br />

strengthening manyconnectionsvia the<br />

conferencing app Zoom to check in and<br />

understandhow theycan support and<br />

work collaboratively with communities<br />

to helpwith theirrecovery.<br />

The team will playacrucial<br />

leadership role in advocacy and<br />

support for businessesand<br />

communities.<br />

Each year we develop in partnership<br />

with our district an annualplan guided<br />

by the overarching longterm plan.<br />

This year our engagement was<br />

somewhat hobbled by Covid­19 and the<br />

uncertainty with the alertlevelsand the<br />

ability to meetinlarge numbers.<br />

However, Iamgratefultocommunity<br />

members who attended our engagement<br />

sessions and also to individuals who<br />

provided written feedback.<br />

We weretruly heartened by the depth<br />

of understandingand support, or<br />

positive feedback, for councillors to<br />

consider.<br />

Being able to settleonanincrease of<br />

3.74% and continue to provide ahigh<br />

level of service for core activities, as<br />

well as reinstate some grants, is avery<br />

measured result in theseuncertain<br />

times.<br />

Currently, the council is seeking<br />

expressions of interestfor the <strong>2020</strong><br />

CommunityService Awards,plus the<br />

Environmentand Heritage awards,<br />

with the ceremony to be hosted later in<br />

the year.Iask that you look aroundyour<br />

communities to find deserving people to<br />

nominate, or projects that fit the<br />

criteria.<br />

Communitymembers are alsoinvited<br />

to provide feedback on the council<br />

speed limitsbylaw and register, along<br />

with the Hanmer Springs design<br />

standards review. Both consultation<br />

documents are on the council website,<br />

hurunui.govt.nz/report/consultations.<br />

Iampleased to announcethe<br />

appointment of Hamish Dobbie to the<br />

role of chief executive for afurther<br />

term.<br />

Iknow that you will join me in<br />

congratulating him on this appointment<br />

and Ilook forward to workingwith<br />

Hamish,the staff,councillors and all<br />

the Hurunui community to make our<br />

district safer, strongerand more<br />

connected than before.<br />

Rates rise pegged to 3.74pc<br />

Rates will increase by an average of<br />

3.74 percent in the Hurunui District for<br />

the <strong>2020</strong>­2021 financial year.<br />

The council has pared back its initial<br />

proposal of a5%increase to take into<br />

account the hardship resulting from<br />

Covid­19 restrictions on residents and<br />

businesses.<br />

It will formally adopt its annual plan<br />

today, after approving the draft at last<br />

week’s meeting after considering<br />

community feedback.<br />

The council decided to use extra<br />

savings from external interest costs to<br />

lower the increase, allowing it to fund<br />

some awards and grants it had initially<br />

excluded.<br />

These are a$10,000 award for<br />

secondary school achievers, $5200 for<br />

the Hanmer Springs Heritage Trust<br />

and $40,000 for the Hurunui Trails<br />

Trust.<br />

Cost­saving measures include<br />

$455,000 from wages, maintenance,<br />

consultants, grants and awards.<br />

Repayment of $1 million in debt has<br />

been deferred, along with some capital<br />

spending.<br />

Mayor Marie Black says the changes<br />

to the annual plan were made after<br />

careful consideration.<br />

“Councillors considered all feedback<br />

in good faith and reached asensible<br />

position,” she said.<br />

The final decisions, she says, reflect<br />

the community and the important<br />

work of the district’s volunteers and<br />

youth.<br />

Claire McKay<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> Councillor<br />

Efforts to reverse years<br />

of water degradation<br />

Six months ago,who would have<br />

guessed the situation in whichwenow<br />

find ourselves?<br />

It is pleasing to see that, despite the<br />

lockdown, work to improve our<br />

freshwater has continued.<br />

Threesignificantpieces of work are<br />

particularly relevant to <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

The Government recently announced<br />

high­levelpolicy for freshwater reform.<br />

Whilethis provides more certainty,the<br />

devilwillbeinthe detail.<br />

Policies will be written intothe<br />

National Policy Statement for<br />

Freshwater management (NPS­FW),<br />

therewill be directives in the National<br />

Environmental Standards (NES),and<br />

therewill be several changes to the<br />

Resource Management Act (RMA).<br />

Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong> believesthe<br />

region is well placedinseveral policy<br />

areas.<br />

Our plans must be consistentwith the<br />

NPS­FW, so any gapsidentifiedwill<br />

require aplan change.<br />

The NES and RMA will have statutory<br />

force.<br />

SignificantNES provisionswhich are<br />

more stringent than currently required<br />

in <strong>Canterbury</strong> relatetowinter grazing<br />

consent thresholds,mandatory farm<br />

plansonpastoral or arable properties<br />

larger than 20 ha, and anitrogen cap of<br />

190/kgs/ha of syntheticnitrogen for<br />

pastoral farms.<br />

Many <strong>Canterbury</strong> farmers are already<br />

well placed to meet thestock exclusion<br />

policy. The council continues to focus on<br />

compliance with plansand consents.<br />

Achieving the more stringentNPS­FW<br />

nitrogen toxicity bottom line of 2.4mg/l<br />

nitrogen will be challenginginsome of<br />

our lowland waterways.<br />

More scientific research is needed<br />

and we know that historicnitrogen will<br />

continuetoappear for many decades.<br />

Budget <strong>2020</strong> has seeninvestment of<br />

more than $700million to support the<br />

primary sectorand create employment<br />

with on­the­ground actionstoimprove<br />

freshwater outcomes.Thereare many<br />

opportunitiestoshare in thisand make<br />

environmental gains.<br />

Winter grazing of livestock on fodder<br />

cropsisacommon practice in<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, and the potential for<br />

Eyes to the future ... Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> believes the region is well<br />

placed in several policy areas as the<br />

government makes changes around fresh<br />

water, environmental standards and<br />

resource management.<br />

PHOTO:FILE<br />

adverseimpactsonfreshwater, soils and<br />

animal welfare is increased in bad<br />

weather.<br />

Industry groups havebeen proactive<br />

in educating and supporting farmers on<br />

best practice in this area. Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> has worked with industry<br />

groups and,wherenecessary, will carry<br />

out compliance action.<br />

Recently,Bill Bayfield, our chief<br />

executive for nineyears, left to takeup<br />

the role of chief executive of the new<br />

drinkingwater regulator,Taumata<br />

Arowai. This is the first in apackageof<br />

governmentreforms to the regulatory<br />

system whichwill be extended to<br />

improve performance of wastewater<br />

and stormwater.<br />

The governmenthas committedto<br />

infrastructure upgrades thatprovide<br />

employment, safedrinking water and<br />

improvedfreshwater outcomes,<br />

particularly for our urban streams.<br />

No matter where we live, work or play,<br />

our activitieshave an impact on fresh<br />

water. It will takeall of us working<br />

together to turn around decadesof<br />

degradation and restorethe mauri(vital<br />

essence)ofour freshwater.<br />

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Landfill cell construction nears completion<br />

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Mr Cox says Transwaste<br />

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safely.<br />

The Kate Valley<br />

Landfill was consented in<br />

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The development of the<br />

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general location and<br />

phasing of the cells, was<br />

planned from the day the<br />

facility was consented.<br />

Groundwork for the<br />

cells, including<br />

excavating soil and rocks,<br />

can be significant as<br />

Transwaste aims to<br />

achieve the maximum<br />

Carefully engineered ... The creation of each cell requires<br />

detailed engineering input.<br />

holding capacity for<br />

waste with the minimal<br />

amount of earthworks, Mr<br />

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‘‘We make the best use<br />

possible of all the<br />

materials stripped out to<br />

prepare the cell for<br />

receiving waste.’’<br />

Topsoil is stockpiled to<br />

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surface, which is grassed.<br />

Hard rock is stored on<br />

site to line drains and for<br />

other structures. Other<br />

excavated soils are<br />

generally used to<br />

construct what are<br />

referred to as engineered<br />

fills that form the<br />

foundations of all cell<br />

development.<br />

‘‘Balancing the volumes<br />

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engineered fills around<br />

the landfill is important<br />

to reduce costs and<br />

increase efficiencies,’’ Mr<br />

Cox says.<br />

Once the foundation<br />

work is completed, the<br />

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astonishing 82 metres, is<br />

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polyethylene<br />

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clay liner and a<br />

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laid to enable drainage of<br />

leachate (liquid from<br />

decomposing waste),<br />

and to protect the liner<br />

Careful planning ... The liner being laid in the next area of the Kate Valley Landfill being<br />

prepared to take the region’s waste.<br />

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from damage caused by<br />

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temporarily covered, so<br />

more waste can be added<br />

to it later, or capped and<br />

grassed.<br />

Once this new cell<br />

starts receiving waste,<br />

work usually gets under<br />

way preparing the next<br />

cell.<br />

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the July school holidays, with several<br />

events planned in the Waimakariri<br />

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The Great Rangiora Kids Market is<br />

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The <strong>2020</strong>/21 annual plan was approved<br />

at acouncil meeting on Tuesday last<br />

week, with councillors joining with chief<br />

executive Jim Palmer in praising staff<br />

for their efforts in completing the<br />

document two weeks ahead of the <strong>June</strong><br />

30 deadline, amid the pressures of<br />

Covid­19.<br />

‘‘This is areport that brings together<br />

nearly 12 months worth of work,’’ Mr<br />

Palmer said.<br />

‘‘We were taking submissions and<br />

forming aview and then we had Covid­<br />

19. But, given the timing, it was good that<br />

we had the engagement under way<br />

before the lockdown and we were able to<br />

extend the timeframe and take a<br />

considered position.’’<br />

Mr Palmer noted other councils had<br />

signalled they would not meet the <strong>June</strong><br />

30 deadline as they struggled with the<br />

implications of Covid­19.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon said the council<br />

had taken ‘‘a pragmatic approach’’ in<br />

keeping the average rates rise down to<br />

1.5%, through rates smoothing and<br />

deferring some capital works projects to<br />

next year’s 2021/31 Long Term Plan<br />

(LTP).<br />

‘‘I’m pleased we didn’t indicate we<br />

would get to zero percent because<br />

there’s implications if you do that, as<br />

other councils are finding out.’’<br />

But Mr Gordon said the real work<br />

would begin as the council moved on to<br />

the LTP.<br />

Deputy Mayor Neville Atkinson said<br />

delaying projects was not ideal.<br />

‘‘Next year will be the time to sort<br />

things out and decide what we are going<br />

to do and when we are going to do it, but<br />

we need to make sure that it’s realistic.’’<br />

Cr Kirstyn Barnett noted the inflation<br />

pressure the council worked with was<br />

estimated at more than 2%, making a<br />

1.5% rates rise agood result.<br />

‘‘This is await­and­see budget,<br />

because we don’t know how Covid­19 is<br />

going to impact on New Zealand and<br />

globally, and we don’t know what<br />

support there is going to be available<br />

from government, so we need to be<br />

agile.’’<br />

Cr Philip Redmond described the<br />

annual plan as a‘‘balanced’’ budget, but<br />

he regarded 2021/22 with ‘‘some<br />

trepidation’’.<br />

Cr Joan Ward said there was ‘‘a big<br />

opportunity’’ with the recovery, as there<br />

were several major projects in the<br />

pipeline where the council could assist<br />

in protecting local jobs.<br />

Cr Paul Williams was the only<br />

councillor who voted against the annual<br />

plan.<br />

‘‘I don’t think we did enough out of<br />

gaining more efficiencies. Rates<br />

smoothing, which we have done, affects<br />

the following years. But we do have an<br />

advantage with the LTP coming up.’’<br />

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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, JUNE 21­27<br />

16 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

It’sabout friendship and fun<br />

Mandy and her volunteer Olivia have<br />

been friends for six months. They<br />

thoroughly enjoy meeting and live<br />

close to each other.<br />

The pair often go out for breakfast at<br />

the weekend, go shopping and enjoy a<br />

coffee. During the week they often go<br />

for walks.<br />

During the lockdown, Olivia phoned<br />

Mandy regularly. She dropped off a<br />

box of goodies, including chocolates,<br />

at the front door and put up amessage<br />

with aheart on the front window of<br />

Mandy’s house so she could see Olivia<br />

was thinking of her and looking<br />

forward to seeing her again soon.<br />

IHC Volunteering <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

is looking for more volunteers like<br />

Olivia to share experiences,<br />

friendship and fun. Volunteers can<br />

make ahuge difference to an adult<br />

with an intellectual disability, and the<br />

volunteer can also grow from the<br />

experience.<br />

To enquire, email diana.<br />

shoppee@ihc.org.nz or phone (027)<br />

531 3579 for further information.<br />

HondaForest<br />

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Saturday 27 <strong>June</strong>, 11 July and <strong>25</strong> July <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Help transform this area...<br />

Great friends ... Mandy and Olivia<br />

together.<br />

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CAB<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>thanksall<br />

ourvolunteersfor their ongoing<br />

commitment to helpingour community<br />

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The quiz that was ... Last year’s inaugural Rangiora High School Leos Club quiz night<br />

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PHOTO: KIRSTYN BARNETT<br />

It’snot aquiz night<br />

Rangiora’s young Lions are doing their<br />

bit to support the community, despite<br />

their quiz night being called off.<br />

The Rangiora High School Leos Club<br />

cancelled their planned quiz night on<br />

<strong>June</strong> 22 because of uncertainty around<br />

the Covid-19 lockdown, but realised<br />

there was still aneed.<br />

‘‘We’re trying to do something new. We<br />

were going to have aquiz night, but we<br />

have a‘Not aQuiz Night’ fundraiser,’’<br />

Leos quiz leader Becca Barnett says.<br />

‘‘We decided to cancel because we<br />

didn’t know what was going to happen<br />

and when we came out of lockdown we<br />

found we didn’t have enough time to<br />

plan it. We didn’t want to do it any later<br />

because it gets into exams.’’<br />

While the Leos plan to run another<br />

quiz night next year, Satisfy Food<br />

Rescue needs the support now, Becca<br />

says. ‘‘So we have set up aGivealittle<br />

page and we are asking people to donate<br />

what they would have spent on the night<br />

and we will pass it on to Satisfy Food<br />

Rescue.’’<br />

Last year’s quiz night raised $3000 for<br />

Big Brothers Big Sisters of <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>. Becca says it is hoped the<br />

total can be matched with the ‘‘Not a<br />

Quiz Night’’ appeal. ‘‘It was absolutely<br />

amazing. We were quite shocked.<br />

‘‘We’re aiming for $3000 again, but<br />

whatever we get will be very helpful.’’<br />

The Rangiora High School Leos Club<br />

has nine active members and aims to<br />

support community events throughout<br />

the year, including helping the Rangiora<br />

Lions beach rubbish pickup from<br />

Pegasus to Woodend last year.<br />

To find out more, email<br />

rangioraleos@gmail.com or go to<br />

givealittle.co.nz and search for Not a<br />

Quiz Night.<br />

VOLUNTEERS<br />

AND COACHES<br />

into this!<br />

Rain or shine. Allagesare welcome!<br />

Regeneration Kaiapoi has partnered with Hondatobring the mighty Kahikateaback to<br />

Kaiapoi. The Honda Forest will surround wetlands and consist of 2hectares of trees.<br />

Location: Charles Street, Kaiapoi (look for the flags)<br />

What to bring: Sturdy footwear, spade, gloves and adrink bottle.<br />

For moreinformation contact Mike Kwant, Community Projects Officer -Greenspace<br />

Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)


VOLUNTEERS WEEK 21 TO 27 JUNE <strong>2020</strong><br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

17<br />

Satisfaction from<br />

doing some good<br />

When Don Lyon walked through the<br />

doors of Kaiapoi Community Support 13<br />

years ago, little did he know that he and<br />

his wife, Athalie, would become two of<br />

the centre’s longest­serving volunteers.<br />

‘‘We’d just moved to Kaiapoi from<br />

Dunedin to begin our retirement,’’ Don<br />

says. ‘‘I went into KCS to find out more<br />

about local services and came out having<br />

signed up to be avolunteer driver,’’ he<br />

chuckles. Athalie soon joined Don,<br />

volunteering on reception and in the<br />

centre’s food bank.<br />

‘‘The food bank is abig part of what we<br />

do,’’ says Athalie, who also volunteers<br />

alongside Don with Meals on Wheels.<br />

‘‘We’re all hands­on re­stocking<br />

shelves, making up food parcels,’’<br />

Athalie says. ‘‘It takes alot of courage to<br />

come in and ask for afood parcel. It’s not<br />

uncommon for someone to hug you, with<br />

tears in their eyes and say thank you. It’s<br />

very satisfying to feel like I’m doing<br />

some good. Ithink it’s safe to say that<br />

most of our volunteers feel that way.’’<br />

Don, aformer engineer with the<br />

Ministry of Works, drives people to<br />

medical appointments and to pick up<br />

shopping. Alot of people have no­one to<br />

help them as they get older, Don says. ‘‘I<br />

enjoy helping them get around. But it’s<br />

also about connection, chatting with<br />

people.’’<br />

Athalie says it helps to be agood<br />

listener. ‘‘Listening, acup of tea and a<br />

hug can do alot to help someone who’s<br />

going through abad patch.’’<br />

Athalie and Don are members of a30­<br />

strong volunteer workforce with KCS,<br />

which is one of the services provided by<br />

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

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

‘‘We couldn’t do half of what we do<br />

without our volunteers,’’ KCS coordinator<br />

Louise Griffiths says.<br />

‘‘We receive no government funding<br />

for our food bank or any of the other<br />

services we offer. It’s all down to<br />

fundraising, community donations and<br />

the loyalty and dedication of our<br />

volunteers.<br />

‘‘Volunteering isn’t for everyone but if<br />

it fits with your lifestyle it can be<br />

Many yearsofservice ... Don Lyon and his<br />

wife,Athalie, findvolunteeringwith Kaiapoi<br />

Community Support to be rewarding.<br />

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tremendously rewarding,’’ Louise says.<br />

‘‘We’ve got volunteers who are retirees<br />

but it can also suit parents whose<br />

children have started school.<br />

Volunteering can also help you gain<br />

skills and experience for the job market,<br />

if that’s of interest to you.’’<br />

Keeping busy makes life better,<br />

Athalie adds.<br />

‘‘It sounds like acliche, but that’s what<br />

I’ve found. I’m not someone to sit at<br />

home reading abook all day. Ilike to get<br />

out and do something in the community.<br />

‘‘Volunteering has put me in touch<br />

with what’s going on in our community<br />

and how people are doing,’’ says Athalie.<br />

‘‘The heartbreak some people go<br />

through; it’s been areal eye­opener to<br />

me.’’<br />

To ask about volunteering with the<br />

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

Trust, phone (03) 327 8945 (Kaiapoi) or<br />

(03) 310 6375 (Rangiora).<br />

SATISFYING<br />

VOLUNTEERS<br />

SINCE 2015<br />

satisfyfoodrescue.org.nz<br />

027951 6052<br />

Celebrating National VolunteerWeek<br />

27 –27<strong>June</strong><strong>2020</strong><br />

Ourcommunities arestronger when we all work together.<br />

2285943<br />

ihc.org.nz/volunteer<br />

We areluckytoliveinsuch agreat Districtwheresomanyindividualsand<br />

organisations voluntarily give their time to the community. Council would like to<br />

acknowledge your contribution to making Waimakaririsuch agreat place to live.<br />

To all the foodbank volunteers,communitydrivers,committee members,emergency<br />

services,fundraisers,environmentchampions,coaches and more–wethank you!<br />

Youcan become avolunteer<br />

Givingyourtimeand skills to help others can beareal boost to your personalwellbeing.<br />

TheVolunteer Directory on council website lists manylocal groups and projects that<br />

would appreciate morevolunteers,see belowfor the link.<br />

Find out moreatwaimakariri.govt.nz/community/community-information<br />

Trust offers transport options<br />

Gettingout andabout to socialise can<br />

makeall thedifferencetovulnerable<br />

peoplein<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>communities,and<br />

the<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

MiniBus Trust helps makethat happen<br />

in the WaimakaririDistrict.<br />

The trust,avolunteer organisation<br />

using volunteer drivers, provides<br />

inexpensive,specialised transport<br />

servicesfor those who don’t havethe<br />

ability to transportthemselves,<br />

including the elderly, frail and<br />

disabled.<br />

Running for30years, the service<br />

helps people to socialise, reducing<br />

social isolation and supportingpeople<br />

to engageintheir community.<br />

Its fleetofvans and buses are<br />

availablefor community members and<br />

organisationstohire andsupport those<br />

livinginKaiapoi,Rangiora,Oxfordand<br />

Custtojoinsocial events, run errands<br />

or attend appointments.<br />

‘‘The mandate is to provideaservice<br />

thatisaffordable for the peoplewe<br />

support, so that theycan getout and<br />

about at aminimalcost,”trust<br />

advertisingand publicity manager Greg<br />

Wright says.<br />

“Theservice is accessibleand<br />

affordable,with most of thevehicles<br />

fittedwith wheelchairhoists.’’ Hire<br />

prices areheld at $20 for thefirst20km<br />

and 50 cents perkilometre after that.<br />

Thanks to all our volunteers.<br />

Marlborough Kaikoura<br />

Management wants to thank<br />

all its crews, administration<br />

support, and families for their<br />

dedication, professionalism<br />

and support they provide<br />

throughout the year.<br />

Volunteers crucial to RDA<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Riding for the<br />

Disabled could not function without the<br />

support of volunteers.<br />

Volunteers includeskilled and<br />

trained coaches, sidewalkers and<br />

leaders.<br />

Volunteers also play an important<br />

role as horse carers,grounds people,<br />

and serving on the committee, giving<br />

their time willingly to support those<br />

who have challenges in life.<br />

‘‘Without them we could not survive,’’<br />

chairwoman Lin Bisman says.<br />

‘‘More volunteers and trainee<br />

coachesare always required.’’<br />

About 60 volunteers help at present,<br />

with their commitment usually one to<br />

two hours, one session aweek.<br />

Riding days are Tuesday, Thursday<br />

and Saturday, with volunteers choosing<br />

aday that suits. Training is given.<br />

Anyone interested in volunteering<br />

can contact volunteer co­ordinator<br />

Elspeth Gray on (021) 298 3224.<br />

We need Volunteers<br />

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NEWS<br />

18 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

In brief<br />

Permanent residents<br />

Acentre offering 24/7 rehabilitation at<br />

Mandeville,supporting adults to regain<br />

strengthand confidencebeforegoing home,<br />

is opening its doors to permanent residents.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Rehabilitation<br />

Centre, whichopened in 2018, has gained<br />

rest­homelevel care certificationand<br />

welcomed its first resident, Shirley Leslie,<br />

on <strong>June</strong> 6. The centre will also be offering<br />

short stay respite care for people whentheir<br />

usual care packagecannotbeprovided. A<br />

registerednurse is always available and<br />

physiotherapy, occupational therapy,<br />

speech and language therapy, podiatry,<br />

hairdressingand dietary advice is available<br />

on site.<br />

Warm pupils<br />

Waiau schoolpupils will be cosy this winter<br />

thanks to the MainPower Community Fund<br />

and Lott Contracting.Eachpupil has<br />

received anew merino wool jersey. Emma<br />

Duncan,who launched the idea, says the<br />

aim was to teach childrenthe value of<br />

supporting the localeconomy. Many<br />

children came from farms and were<br />

familiar with wool and products made from<br />

it. ‘‘I am sure these new merinojerseyswill<br />

be worn with pride.’’<br />

Clarification<br />

The Rural Life pages of the <strong>June</strong> 11 edition<br />

of the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> carried astory<br />

on freshwater issues carrying the byline of<br />

Jamie McFadden, underneathwhich he was<br />

identifiedasthe chairman of the Rural<br />

Advocacy Network. Areader complains that<br />

this piecewas not identified as being an<br />

opinion piece.The paper wishestoclarify<br />

that the piece representedthe opinionofMr<br />

McFadden.<br />

Champion image ... Sandra Fleet’s Lost in Thought.<br />

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Rats and hawks take toll on birds<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Ratsand hawks are the<br />

biggest killers of blackfronted<br />

terns and black­billed<br />

gullchicksonthe Ashley<br />

River.<br />

The Ashley­Rakahuri<br />

Rivercaregroup studiedthe<br />

causes of deaths over the past<br />

summer.<br />

The group’s investigations<br />

determinedatleast 106 gull<br />

chicks were killed by Norway<br />

rats, and just under 100 young<br />

birds were takenbyharrier<br />

hawks.<br />

Stoats account for only a<br />

few losses,while feralcats<br />

and hedgehogs were not a<br />

problem as the birdswere on<br />

an island with good<br />

surrounding flows of water.<br />

Group member Grant Davey<br />

said, at its peak, there were<br />

more than100 ternsand 4000<br />

gulls —the biggest numbers<br />

since the group was formed in<br />

1999 —present in the river.<br />

It wasn’t difficult to find<br />

dead birds, whichwere<br />

mainly just feathers and<br />

bones.<br />

Despite anetworkof<br />

surrounding traps, Norway<br />

rats are alsothought to have<br />

taken the eggs frommore than<br />

half the ternnests, and<br />

probablyeaten several small<br />

chicks.<br />

Another source of bird<br />

deaths were nearby<br />

powerlines, which crossed the<br />

river not far abovethe colony.<br />

Twenty dead gulls were<br />

found dead under the wires,<br />

Predator losses ... Ajuvenile black­billed gull inspects the remains of another young bird killed by<br />

Norway rats.<br />

PHOTO:GRANT DAVEY<br />

and one can only guess at how<br />

many others were injured, or<br />

takenaway by predators<br />

before they could be counted<br />

by groupmembers.<br />

Also found dead under<br />

powerlineswere two Royal<br />

spoonbills.“Thesebirds are<br />

not often seen up the river,”<br />

Mr Davey says, “so it was a<br />

great pitytosee them<br />

succumbinthis way.”<br />

No terns were located,<br />

probably becausethey fly<br />

lower and slower.<br />

Two dead pied stilts were<br />

found under the lines, and it<br />

is suspected that some<br />

wrybills are similarly killed,<br />

as they fly fast and higher, and<br />

quite oftenatnight.<br />

The groupintends to<br />

increase its predator control<br />

around colonies duringthe<br />

nextbreeding season, and to<br />

inspect under powerlines on a<br />

moreregularbasis.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

23<br />

Rosier look to<br />

jobless figures<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Waimakariri’s unemployment figures<br />

are not as bad as thought.<br />

Thereappears to be some confusion<br />

over jobseeker benefitstatistics in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>. Figures quoted in the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong><strong>News</strong> on <strong>June</strong> 4, and also<br />

referenced in areport to the<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s <strong>June</strong> 2<br />

meeting, indicated Waimakariri<br />

residents on ajobseeker benefit had<br />

risenfrom 557 at the end of Marchto<br />

more than1200 in May.<br />

But figures recently released by the<br />

Ministry of Social Development(MSD) to<br />

end of May show the number for<br />

Waimakariri was 857, up 10 from the 847<br />

to the end of April.<br />

Rangiora service centremanagerTina<br />

Robinson suggests the confusion may<br />

have arisen from the fact the figure of<br />

1200 was for <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>asa<br />

whole, including Hurunui and Kaikoura.<br />

She alsonotes there is avariation in the<br />

numbers throughout the month,with the<br />

officialfigures giving the totalsatthe<br />

month’s end.<br />

The numberofresidents on a<br />

jobseeker benefit to the end of May in<br />

Hurunui was 174 (up from 99 in March)<br />

and in Kaikoura was 66 (up from 29 in<br />

March).<br />

This gives atotal for <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

to the end of May of 1097,which was<br />

more than double the figure of 498 to the<br />

end of May last year.<br />

The proportion of 18 to 64­year­olds in<br />

the <strong>Canterbury</strong>region receiving<br />

jobseeker support to the end of Maywas<br />

5percent, which is up 1.7% on May last<br />

year,and is thesecondlowest in the<br />

country.


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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

<strong>25</strong><br />

Planting days planned<br />

Three community planting days<br />

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The WaimakaririDistrict<br />

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now known as NormanKirk Park.<br />

The first of the threeplanting<br />

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from 10am,with two more planned<br />

on July11and <strong>25</strong>.<br />

The forestwas established in<br />

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Waimakaririmayor David Ayers<br />

and HondaNew Zealand<br />

managing director NobuyaSonoda<br />

joining forces to unveila<br />

commemorative basalt rock.<br />

HondaNew Zealand is again<br />

planning to fly staff down from<br />

Aucklandtojoin with council staff<br />

and local community volunteers.<br />

It is hoped that the mighty<br />

kahikatea willreturntoKaiapoi,<br />

with the park comprising two<br />

hectares of treessurroundedby<br />

wetlands.<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

community projects officer Mike<br />

Kwantsaysthe new forest has got<br />

off to ahealthy start.<br />

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very healthy.<br />

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Community planting dayswill<br />

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few years, with the project<br />

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Once the forest starts to become<br />

established, it is expected that<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

27<br />

Kaiapoi'shistory chronicled<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community Board<br />

deputy chairwoman Jackie Watson has<br />

written and published anew book<br />

about Kaiapoi’s history.<br />

AShort History of Kaiapoi is an<br />

extended version of the commentary<br />

Jackie wrote for passengers cruising<br />

aboard the Kaiapoi River Queen and<br />

was the idea of one of the boat’s owners,<br />

Kaiapoi developer Jedd Pearce.<br />

Judith and Dennis Andressand lease<br />

the Kaiapoi River Queen from Jedd and<br />

her other owners, Tim Smith, Nick<br />

Harris, Geoff Mehrtens and Mark<br />

Revis.<br />

The pair organise sailing trips along<br />

the Kaiapoi River.<br />

Profits from the sales of Jackie’s book<br />

will go to All Together Kaiapoi’s<br />

Sculpture Fund to commission apiece<br />

for aproposed Kaiapoi Sculpture Park<br />

on red­zoned land near the river.<br />

The area east of the Coast Guard<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> building, to the end<br />

of Charles St between the stop bank and<br />

the street, is one area being considered<br />

for the park.<br />

‘‘It is apleasant area of trees and<br />

grass that would serve well as a<br />

sculpture park.<br />

‘‘Kaiapoi has afascinating history as<br />

both as an important centre for pre­<br />

European Maori and the early settlers<br />

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The book has chapters ranging from<br />

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Kaiapoi<br />

AShort History of Kaiapoi is on sale<br />

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New playground a<br />

community effort<br />

Ahuge community effort from parents,<br />

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The design and planning took about<br />

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Home and School helped fundraise<br />

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Finishing touches will now be left<br />

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Deputy principal Michelle Saric<br />

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The Murray family of Matariki<br />

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fetched ahealthy$10,500,JamesMurray<br />

says.<br />

‘‘Gav was afriendand neighbour and he<br />

and Rosie were agoodyoung coupleand<br />

theyhave three young kids. It’sareallysad<br />

story.<br />

‘‘A Givealittle page has been set up and<br />

people have been reallygenerous,sowe<br />

decided to putabullupanditgot agood<br />

response.’’<br />

Mr Murray saysthebullsale,combined<br />

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startwithlot 1sellingfor $42,000 to<br />

Glenbrae Herefordsin Hawkes Bay.<br />

In all,56outof64Hereford bullssoldfor<br />

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‘‘It’s been oneoftheworstseasonsfor a<br />

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seasons for along time with<br />

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have comethrough really well.<br />

‘‘There was ahugecrowdandsomegood<br />

buyingfor everybody, with afewtoppriced<br />

bulls andsomegoodchunkyhill<br />

country bulls.’’<br />

His grandfather bought Woodbank farm<br />

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later divided up after World War2,with<br />

his uncletakingoverWoodbankand his<br />

fathersetting up Matarikistudin1953.<br />

MrMurray and his son, Jack, farm1400<br />

hectares,withamix ofhillcountry, flats<br />

and 60ha of irrigated land.<br />

They run 560 studHereford cowsand<br />

about200 commercial cows.<br />

The annual sale is combined with<br />

Woodbank Angus, run by hiscousin<br />

JohnnyMurray andhis three sons.<br />

Woodbank sold55Angusbulls outof59<br />

with atopprice of $16,000 and an average<br />

of $8018.<br />

Prices hold up despite challenges<br />

By DIANNA MALCOLM, of MudMedia<br />

The take­home message from last week’s<br />

Te Mania Angus annual bull sale at<br />

Parnassus was its solid average.<br />

Te Mania, owned by the Wilding<br />

family, covers 1300 hectares about 32km<br />

south of the Kaikoura Peninsula, on the<br />

Conway Flat.<br />

It is the industry price barometer<br />

among an ongoing nationwide calendar<br />

of nearly 80 bull sales under way<br />

throughout the country.<br />

Last year, Te Mania was the South<br />

Island’s top grossing bull sale, tabling<br />

more than $1.4 million at the fall of the<br />

final hammer.<br />

This year’s challenges have included<br />

the Covid­19 lockdown, drought in the<br />

<strong>North</strong> Island, and the reality that Te<br />

Mania was offering 10 more bulls.<br />

The family had braced for the <strong>June</strong> 17<br />

sale prices to be 10­20 percent softer.<br />

While the top price was down $9000 to<br />

$47,000 (from last year’s high of $56,000),<br />

the sale average was tellingly only $904<br />

shy of 2019.<br />

The sale averaged $10,056 for agross<br />

take of more than $1.3 million in front of<br />

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from throughout the country.<br />

In all, 132 of the 142 head offered sold<br />

(with an extra four bulls sold privately in<br />

the paddock afterwards).<br />

The top price of $47,000 was paid by<br />

Tangihau Angus (Gisborne) for Lot 40,<br />

Te Mania 18450.<br />

The second­top price of $40,000 was<br />

paid for lot 101, Te Mania 18449, by<br />

Umbrella Range Angus, from Waikaia in<br />

Southland.<br />

Jeremy Gunton, of Umbrella Range,<br />

said he loved the bull’s performance<br />

figures, pedigree and muscling. ‘‘He was<br />

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Umbrella Range was fresh off its own<br />

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The top price<br />

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for Lot 40, Te<br />

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He was bought<br />

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$10,186 for 24 bulls, including two<br />

carrying Te Mania bloodlines.<br />

One of the volume buyers, Ian Russell,<br />

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an average of $5600. He was moving<br />

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He said the drawcard for Te Mania<br />

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farmed, knew how to work, and weren’t<br />

too soft.<br />

Te Mania studmaster Will Wilding<br />

said, given the season, the stud was<br />

extremely happy with the result.<br />

Continued Page 32<br />

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Solid prices at Te Mania sale<br />

From Page 30<br />

As always, Te Maniatransformed its sale<br />

into an event.Everyone was excited to exit<br />

lockdown, and they cameready to mingle.<br />

‘‘We justreally thankeveryone for<br />

coming, and especially our buyers,’’ Will<br />

said.‘‘We had eight studtransfers, so we<br />

were really happywith that.’’<br />

Will said the family’s pre­sale pick for<br />

the sale­topper swungbetween the two<br />

top­priced bulls.<br />

The data on Lot 40 (top price)showed<br />

that he was perfectlybalanced and hard to<br />

faultphenotypically, he said.<br />

‘‘He is just areally easy­going, and wellput­together<br />

bull.’’<br />

Will said he was alsopleased to notethat<br />

buyers appeared to be taking intoaccount<br />

the data displayed on each bull.<br />

‘‘We’ve always believed in it, but it’s<br />

greatthat our clients are also putting their<br />

buying faith in it.’’<br />

Within Te Mania’s total was its annual<br />

nod to charity. The proceeds from lot 99A<br />

($14,000) was shared between St John at<br />

Cheviot,and theCheviot Home and<br />

School.<br />

It was welcome news for the school, after<br />

its decision to cancel theParnassus<br />

Cheviot Rip Snorter Pig Hunt,its main<br />

annual fundraiser,because of Covid­19.<br />

The money will be used to re­build its<br />

playground.<br />

Results<br />

Atotal of 132 bulls from the 142 on offer<br />

were sold at an average of $10,056.<br />

Lot 40, $47,000 to Tangihau Angus; Lot<br />

101, $40,000toUmbrella Range; Lot 41,<br />

$26,000 to Cleardale; Lot 39, $19,000 to<br />

RanuiAngus/Ridgewood Farms;Lot 37,<br />

$16,500 to Penvose Angus;Lot 35, $16,000 to<br />

Fossil CreekAngus;Lot <strong>25</strong>,$15,000to<br />

Stokman Angus;Lot 31, $13,000 to Haldon<br />

Station.—Results supplied by PGG<br />

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By LINDSAY KERR and<br />

PETER WILLIAMS<br />

It was business as usual for<br />

defending champions<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot when it<br />

started the <strong>2020</strong> <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> rugby campaign<br />

on Saturday with adecisive<br />

45­21 win against Oxford.<br />

The eagerly anticipated<br />

start to the season resulted in<br />

wins for all visiting sides,<br />

with Saracens, Hurunui and<br />

Kaiapoi also picking up<br />

victories.<br />

So often atitle contender,<br />

the game started badly for<br />

Oxford when the kick­off did<br />

not go the required distance<br />

and the side was immediately<br />

on the back foot.<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot duly<br />

took control and within five<br />

minutes the scene was set<br />

when Alex Robson scored.<br />

Oxford then struck back<br />

and showed it had the<br />

ammunition, particularly in<br />

the forwards, to compete<br />

against its fancied rivals.<br />

Dan Brooker scored after a<br />

maul carried him over the<br />

line and the scores were<br />

locked at seven apiece.<br />

However, it was the<br />

accurate boot of Brook<br />

Retallick that quickly began<br />

to dictate the direction of the<br />

game.<br />

From defensive positions<br />

he was able to quickly turn<br />

the tide into an attacking one<br />

for his side.<br />

His accurate goal kicking<br />

was also afactor.<br />

Before half­time, the wellorganised<br />

visitors ran in<br />

three more converted tries,<br />

along with apenalty. to lead<br />

24­7 at half­time.<br />

Oxford looked abetter unit<br />

in the second half, but it was<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot that<br />

scored first after agaping<br />

hole was found on the blind.<br />

SPORTS RESULTS<br />

RUGBY<br />

Amberley GolfClub<br />

Holland Cup winner: KPepper.<br />

Ladies Par:LRobertson ­4, KRowell ­<br />

6, SWiddowson ­6.<br />

Senior Men Par: RHornblow +1, J<br />

Robertson ­1, DWilliams ­1, SHeslop ­1,<br />

PCumming ­1, GDunlop ­1.<br />

Oxford was next to score,<br />

having kept Glenmark<br />

scoreless for 15 minutes. This<br />

came from adefence<br />

situation, when Nick Inch<br />

seized an intercept 55m out.<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot scored<br />

two more tries, with Oxford<br />

adding some respectability<br />

with its third try when fulltime<br />

beckoned.<br />

Along with Retallick,<br />

second­five­eight Mike<br />

Keane also made abig<br />

contribution to his side’s<br />

effort.<br />

He often ran on angles and<br />

was able to pierce gaps in the<br />

Oxford defence.<br />

Scoreboard: Glenmark­<br />

Cheviot 45: Alex Robson,<br />

Jacob Vincent, George Fox<br />

(2), Jordy Gray (2) tries; Brook<br />

Retallick, six conversions<br />

and apenalty. Oxford 21: Dan<br />

Brooker, Nick Inch, Matt<br />

Roberts tries; Angus<br />

Mitchell, three conversions.<br />

Hard­fought win<br />

Saracens won the<br />

Rakahura Shield with ahardearned<br />

22­18 win over Ashley.<br />

Ashley scored two tries to<br />

one, but the boot of Ricky<br />

Allin kept Saracens in the<br />

lead for the duration.<br />

Ashley had the better of the<br />

final exchanges and earned a<br />

deserved bonus point when<br />

the side scored its second try<br />

on full­time.<br />

Brent Hancox, playing out<br />

of position on the side of the<br />

scrum, was Saracens’ player<br />

of the day, while front rower<br />

Josh Duckworth was Ashley’s.<br />

Scoreboard: Saracens 22:<br />

Jessie Bowring try, Ricky<br />

Allin five penalties and a<br />

conversion. Ashley 18: Josh<br />

Duckworth, Brent Cameron<br />

tries; Anthony Tavendale, a<br />

conversion and penalty, Scott<br />

Barber, apenalty.<br />

Tries galore<br />

Hurunui stormed into its<br />

season with anine try 53­12<br />

rampage against Woodend.<br />

It took Woodend 10 minutes<br />

before it got ahand on the<br />

ball, but this did not halt<br />

Hurunui’s charge as the side<br />

went to a36­0 lead at halftime.<br />

Woodend got into the game<br />

in the second half, scoring<br />

two tries.<br />

Scoreboard: Hurunui 53:<br />

Digby Heard, Sam Boyne (4),<br />

Brian Anderson, Andrew<br />

Murdoch (2), Ryan Nesbitt,<br />

tries; Matt Hickey four<br />

conversions. Woodend 12:<br />

Matt Hand and Will Clifford<br />

tries; Clifford aconversion.<br />

Big Kaiapoi win<br />

Kaiapoi and Ohoka<br />

ushered in the post­Covid<br />

rugby season with an<br />

entertaining game. Kaiapoi<br />

won the clash 48­17.<br />

Kaiapoi dominated the<br />

opening stanzas and was<br />

rewarded with atry to<br />

captain Jacob Hurring after<br />

10 minutes.<br />

Ohoka bounced back and<br />

made the most of the running<br />

for the next 20 minutes, with<br />

asole penalty goal kicked by<br />

Patrick McCallum to show for<br />

the side’s endeavours.<br />

In the last five minutes of<br />

the half Kaiapoi took the<br />

game by the throat, with<br />

Kimeon Reade and the<br />

mercurial Dante Love both<br />

touching down to take<br />

Kaiapoi’s half­time lead out<br />

to 19­3.<br />

The first of two tries to Rob<br />

Samson stretched the side’s<br />

lead further straight after<br />

Junior MenPar: MNeale +1, JWigley<br />

­1, DSmith ­1, GSmith ­1.<br />

Waimakariri Women’s Golf<br />

LGU and Putting<br />

18 Holes: Silver: NWeavers 69, L<br />

Anderson 77. Bronze A: LSteele 76, L<br />

Scott 79, WMehrtens 79. Bronze B:<br />

half­time, but Ohoka then<br />

embarked on its best form of<br />

the match.<br />

Its lineout was working<br />

particularly well, and put<br />

Kaiapoi under pressure.<br />

Ill­discipline, which cost<br />

Kaiapoi dearly last season,<br />

started to reappear.<br />

When it was penalised hard<br />

on defence, several players<br />

started questioning the<br />

referee and Ohoka’s Ryan<br />

McCallum, sensing Kaiapoi<br />

was momentarily<br />

disorganised, took aquick tap<br />

and atry resulted.<br />

Afew minutes later Max<br />

Lines repeated the dose and,<br />

with Patrick McCallum<br />

converting both tries for<br />

Ohoka, Kaiapoi’s lead had<br />

been pruned to just nine<br />

points.<br />

To Kaiapoi’s credit it<br />

immediately applied the<br />

blowtorch, with Love, Reade<br />

and Samson all scoring their<br />

second tries of the match,<br />

with apenalty try being<br />

thrown in for good measure.<br />

The Kaiapoi backs turned<br />

on ascintillating display.<br />

Without doubt Dante Love<br />

was the star of the show,<br />

cutting through almost at will<br />

especially in the final<br />

quarter.<br />

Ryan Clark tackled his<br />

heart out and excelled up<br />

front for Kaiapoi.<br />

Two players new to the<br />

team this year excelled for<br />

Ohoka.<br />

Prop Bernie Ryan toiled<br />

and his accurate lineout<br />

throwing helped his jumpers<br />

immensely, while No. 10<br />

Patrick McCallum, returning<br />

to the club for which he<br />

played all his junior rugby,<br />

showed he will be abig asset.<br />

He directed play expertly<br />

from the pivot position and<br />

his goal­kicking will be an<br />

added bonus.<br />

JDeans 72, PWoods 77, PRivers 77, V<br />

McKenzie 77.<br />

Putting: N. Weavers26.<br />

9Holes: FNimmo 35, TCraig37, E<br />

Stokes 38, SKing 38, SFarrar 40, J<br />

Stewart 41.<br />

Putting: TCraig 16.<br />

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LuisettiSeedsLtd Div1<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Competition<br />

2.45pmWoodendvAshley,Woodend 1. 2.45pm Glenmark<br />

-Cheviot vHurunui, Omihi 1.2.45pm Kaiapoi vOxford,<br />

Kaiapoi Oval.2.45pm Saracens vOhoka,Southbrook 2.<br />

Mike Greer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd Division 2<br />

Trophy<br />

2.30pmAmberley vKaikoura,Amb 1. 1.00pm Woodendv<br />

Ashley, Woodend1.1.00pm Glenmark-CheviotvHurunui,<br />

Omihi 2. 1.00pm Kaiapoi vOxford, Kaiapoi Oval. 1.00pm<br />

SaracensvOhoka,Southbrook2.<br />

Metro Womens Championship<br />

2.30pm Kaiapoi vHSOB, Kaiapoi 2.<br />

Combined Colts Competition-<strong>North</strong> Section<br />

1.00pm Belfast vAshley,Sheldon 1. 1.15pm Glenmark-<br />

Cheviot vCBHS 2nd XV,Omihi 1.<br />

UoC Championship<br />

2.45pm St Bedes College 1st XV vRangiora HS 1st XV,<br />

St Bedes 1.<br />

ChchMetroU18 -see crfu.co.nz for all draw info<br />

Ellesmere/<strong>North</strong>Cant/Mid Cant Combined U18<br />

TBA Waihora vOxford.<br />

Ellesmere/<strong>North</strong>Cant/Mid Cant Combined U16<br />

TBA Dunsandel-Irwell -BDI vSaracens.<br />

Metro U16Girls -see crfu.co.nz for all draw info<br />

Mike Greer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>U15 Competition<br />

12.30pm Rangiora HS vHurunui, RHS 1. 12.30pm<br />

Kaiapoi vOxford, Kaiapoi 1.<br />

Metro U14 -see crfu.co.nz for all draw info<br />

Mike Greer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd Section 1-<br />

Under13<br />

11:45am Pegasus Bay vAshley, Kaiapoi Oval. 1.00pm<br />

Kaikoura vGlenmark-Cheviot, Kaik 1. 11:45am Hurunui<br />

vOxford, Cul 2. Saracens BYE.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> LtdSection 2-U12<br />

12:00Hurunui vAmberley,Cul 1. 10:00 Kaiapoi vAshley<br />

Blue,Kai 2. 10:50Kaikoura vAshleyGreen, Kaik 1. 10:00<br />

Ohoka vSaracens, Mand 2. 10:00 Oxford vWoodend,<br />

OxfordOval.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>Ltd U11<br />

10:00 Hurunui vAmberley,Cul 4. 10:00 Kaiapoi vAshley<br />

Blue,Kai 1a.10:00 AshleyGreen vSaracens Red, Lob5a.<br />

10:00 Ohoka vSaracens Blue, Mand 3a.10:00 Oxford Red<br />

vWoodend, Oxford 4a. 11:00 Glenmark-Cheviot vOxford<br />

Black, Omihi 2.<br />

Mike Greer Homes<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd U10<br />

12.10pm Hurunui vAmberley, Cul 3. 12.10pm Kaiapoi<br />

vAshley Blue, Kai 3. 12.10pm Ashley Green vSaracens<br />

Red, Lob3.12:00 KaikouravGlenmark-Cheviot,Kaik1a.<br />

12.10pm Ohoka Red vSaracens Blue, Mand 4.12.10pm<br />

OxfordvWoodend,Oxford jnr 5. Ohoka BlackBYE.<br />

Mike GreerHomes <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd U9<br />

10.00amHurunuivAmberley, Culjnr 3. 10.00am Kaiapoi<br />

Gold vAshley,Kai jnr 3. 11.00am KaiapoiBlue vSaracens<br />

Red, Kai 1b. 10.00am Kaikoura v Glenmark-Cheviot,<br />

Kaik 1b. 10.00am Ohoka Red vSaracens Blue, Mand 4.<br />

10.00am Oxford vWoodend, Oxford jnr 5. Ohoka Black<br />

BYE.<br />

Mike GreerHomes <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>Ltd U8<br />

11.05amHurunuivAmberley, Culjnr 3. 11.05am Kaiapoi<br />

vAshleyBlue, Kaijnr 3. 11.05am Ashley Green vSaracens<br />

Red, Lob 3.10.00am Kaikoura vGlenmark-Cheviot, Kaik<br />

1a. 11.05am Ohoka Red v Saracens Blue, Mand 4.<br />

11.05am Oxford Red vWoodend, Oxford jnr 5.11.15am<br />

Oxford Black vOhokaBlack,Oxford 4a.<br />

Mike GreerHomes <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> LtdU7<br />

10.50am Hurunui Black v Amberley Cul 6. 10.50am<br />

Kaiapoi vAshley Blue Kai 1b. 10.50am Ashley Green<br />

v Saracens Red Lob Jnr 2. 10.50am Hurunui Blue<br />

v Glenmark-Cheviot Cul 7. 10.50am Ohoka Green v<br />

Woodend Mand 7.10.50am Ohoka Red vSaracens Blue<br />

Mand 6. Ohoka Black BYE.<br />

Mike GreerHomes <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>Ltd U6<br />

10.00am Hurunui Black vAmberley, Cul 6. 10.00am<br />

Hurunui Blue vGlenmark-Cheviot Gold, Cul 7. 10.00am<br />

Ashley Gold vGlenmark-Cheviot Blue,Lob Jnr 2. 10.00am<br />

Ashley Green vOhokaGreen,Lob Jnr 5. 10.00am Ashley<br />

WhitevGlenmark-CheviotBlack, Lob 4a. 10.00am Kaiapoi<br />

vAshley Blue, Kai 1b. 10.00am Ohoka Black vSaracens<br />

Red, Mand 7. 10.00am Ohoka Red vSaracens Blue,<br />

Mand 6. 10.00am Oxford Black vWoodendGreen, Ox 4b.<br />

10.00am Oxford RedvWoodend Black, Ox 4a.<br />

For all draw information visit:<br />

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NEWS<br />

34 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Youth groups rebound<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Waimakariri’s youth are back<br />

in action. With manyevents<br />

cancelledbecause of the<br />

Covid­19 lockdown, the<br />

WaiYouth events group is<br />

keen to get some local<br />

activitieshappening.<br />

‘‘We havekicked into gear<br />

with WaiYouth meetings. We<br />

had alot of ideas before the<br />

lockdown, but we’ve lost a<br />

couple of months so we’re<br />

keen to get things happening,’’<br />

WaimakaririDistrict<br />

Council youth development<br />

facilitator SamRedmansays.<br />

The first event will be a<br />

‘‘silent rave’’ in the Rangiora<br />

Town Hall on July 18, with<br />

tickets now on sale.<br />

The popular ‘‘all night<br />

party’’ has beenpostponed<br />

untilSeptember, while the<br />

‘‘centrestage’’teen talent<br />

competition will be held in<br />

October.Activities to support<br />

youngpeople sitting exams<br />

will be planned in November<br />

in partnershipwith<br />

Waimakariri Libraries.<br />

A‘‘silent rave’’ is adance<br />

partywhere participants are<br />

provided withhead sets<br />

connectedtoasound system,<br />

Sam says.<br />

‘‘Everybody has fun, but it’s<br />

mostly silent because<br />

everyone has the music in<br />

theirheadphones. It’sabit of<br />

anovelty, because not<br />

everyone has experienced it<br />

before, but it’saninteresting<br />

idea because you can decide<br />

whether you want to listento<br />

the music and you can control<br />

the volume.’’<br />

To speedthe planning<br />

process, WaiYouth has split<br />

intotwo groups, one group<br />

planning the ‘‘silent rave’’and<br />

the other startingwork on an<br />

‘‘all night party’’.<br />

The WaimakaririYouth<br />

Council continued to meetvia<br />

conferencingapp Zoom<br />

during the lockdown. It will<br />

holdits first face­to­face<br />

meeting on Tuesday, Sam<br />

says.<br />

‘‘The video meetings were<br />

novel to begin with,but aftera<br />

couple of weeks everyone was<br />

overitand wanted to get back<br />

to that human interaction.’’<br />

It will also be achancefor<br />

fivenew recruits, including<br />

Sam Redman<br />

... ‘‘We had a<br />

lot of ideas<br />

before the<br />

lockdown, but<br />

we’velost a<br />

couple of<br />

months so<br />

we’rekeen to<br />

get things<br />

happening.’’<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

three Kaiapoi High School<br />

pupils, to attend theirfirst<br />

meeting, Sam says.<br />

‘‘It’s exciting to see young<br />

people ready to be involved<br />

and making adifference in<br />

their community.’’<br />

The youthcouncil’s Dudley<br />

Parkproject will be top of the<br />

agenda. The Waimakariri<br />

DistrictCouncil allocated<br />

$20,000inlast year’s annual<br />

planfor aprojecttocreate a<br />

morefamily friendly spaceat<br />

Rangiora’s DudleyPark.<br />

Issues around youth<br />

development,employment<br />

and the role of young people<br />

in the new post­Covid<br />

environment are also likelyto<br />

be discussed overthe coming<br />

months.<br />

The Art and Craft of Costumes<br />

Join SusanPeach foratalk about<br />

how to designand make costumes<br />

at the Amberley LibraryonMonday,<br />

<strong>June</strong> 29, from 7pm to 8.30pm.<br />

Susan’s sewingskills extend from<br />

making simple costumes for<br />

children’splays to elaborate<br />

replicasofhistorical dressesfor<br />

grandoccasions. She will show<br />

Victorian outfits (male and female)<br />

she created for aHeritage Festival,<br />

and discuss whatitwas like for<br />

womenofthat period to wearand<br />

care for suchchallenging clothes.<br />

Cost:1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits<br />

or donation appreciated.<br />

Registrations: (03)314 3406 or email<br />

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com.<br />

Guinea pig show<br />

Aguineapig show will be held at 38<br />

Rangiora Woodend Road,<br />

Woodend, on Sunday, July 19. Doors<br />

will open from11amto2pm. Gold<br />

coin entry. Main judging starts at<br />

11am.Publicpets have to be<br />

registered by 11am,with judging at<br />

noon.Cost is $5 an animal. Dress up<br />

your animalwith a‘‘colours of the<br />

rainbow’’theme. Animal sales will<br />

also be available. For enquiries,<br />

ring Jenny on (021) 145 7245.<br />

Bridge lessons<br />

Lessons will begin at theRangiora<br />

Bridge Club on Monday, July6,at<br />

7pm. They will run for 11 weeks<br />

with atop New Zealand tutor. The<br />

lessons are free for under­<strong>25</strong>s and<br />

returners. It is $50 for new learners.<br />

Entries: rangiorabridge@xtra.co.nz<br />

or rangiorabridgeclub.co.nz.<br />

Flax­weaving introduction<br />

Join MariaNoering and Carol<br />

Maxwell for an introduction to<br />

raranga —the craft of Maori flaxweaving<br />

—atCheviotonJuly 4from<br />

10am to 1pm.They will talk about<br />

the tikanga of sustainably<br />

harvestingflax (harakeke) and<br />

guide participants through making<br />

their own putiputi (flower), whichis<br />

agreat waytolearn flax­weaving<br />

basics. Cost:3TimeBank Hurunui<br />

credits or $17. Morning tea<br />

included. Registrations essential:<br />

(03) 314 3406oremail<br />

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com.<br />

Matariki and Maori navigation<br />

Join Nukuroa and Heidi<br />

Tirikatene­Nash at the Amberley<br />

SchoolHall on Wednesday, July 15,<br />

from 7pm to 8.30pm, for atalk<br />

aroundthe significance of Matariki,<br />

the starsand othernatural systems<br />

that helped in navigating and<br />

wayfinding.Heidiwill share her<br />

journey as crew on the traditionally<br />

designed Waka Haunui,aspart of<br />

the 2019 Tuia<strong>25</strong>0 Flotilla<br />

commemorations. Cost: 1.5<br />

TimeBank Hurunuicredits or koha<br />

appreciated. Registrations: (03)<br />

314 3406, or email<br />

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com<br />

Berry and currant bushpruning<br />

Gardeners Gary Burgess andLorna<br />

Sandeman will show how to clean<br />

up berry and currantbushes with<br />

the rightthinning and shaping<br />

techniques at Waipara on Sunday,<br />

July 19, from 11am to 1pm.<br />

Participants willbeable to try their<br />

hand at pruning. There willalso be<br />

discussion on the general<br />

maintenanceofberry and currant<br />

beds. Registrations can be made at<br />

(03) 314 3406 or email<br />

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com


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NORTH<br />

CANTERBURY<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

WEB IDRL76179<br />

EYREWELL FOREST<br />

599 Downs Road<br />

VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 12.00 -1.00pm<br />

This beautifully designed three bedroom, two bathroom<br />

home is near new. One wing contains the master<br />

bedroom with an ensuite and walk in wardrobe.<br />

Another wing has two bedrooms and the main<br />

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Mobile 027 678 8888<br />

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Prime location -potential to add value<br />

BUYERS $890,000+<br />

4<br />

3<br />

1<br />

WEB ID RU75383<br />

OXFORD<br />

18 Woodside Road<br />

First home buyers &families looking to establish<br />

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improvements that will appeal to buyers. Three<br />

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open-plan living areas ensure the ability to host both<br />

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Immaculately presented<br />

VIEW Sunday 28Jun 12.00 -12.30pm<br />

Di Moreira<br />

Mobile 027 848 8020<br />

Office 03 313 8022<br />

di@pb.co.nz<br />

BY NEGOTIATION<br />

3<br />

1<br />

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OPEN HOME<br />

WEB ID RU76320<br />

OXFORD<br />

55 Burnett Street<br />

Positioned in the heart of agrowing community, this<br />

classic 1970's home on873m2 offers quick access to<br />

local amenities. While needing some TLC, this offering<br />

is as versatile asthey come with potential both as a<br />

small family home or an investment property. Both<br />

spacious bedrooms have excellent inbuilt storage and<br />

are complemented by awell-appointed bathroom and a<br />

separate toilet, with an added bonus of an extra room<br />

off the master adding versatility as astudio/storage<br />

area. An open plan dining/kitchen area and separate<br />

lounge benefit from the presence ofawood burner.<br />

pb.co.nz<br />

DEADLINE SALE<br />

VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 2.15 -2.45pm<br />

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 30th <strong>June</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> at 5.00pm,<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

Di Moreira<br />

Mobile 027 848 8020<br />

Office 03 313 8022<br />

di@pb.co.nz<br />

2<br />

1<br />

WEB ID RU76392<br />

OXFORD<br />

22 Kowhai Street<br />

With ahost ofamenities all within walking distance,<br />

this large modern home, on an expansive section, is<br />

perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. Offering an<br />

opportunity to work from home, host extra family and<br />

friends or simply spread out and enjoy the space. Inside,<br />

four bedrooms are accompanied by two modern<br />

bathrooms, including an en-suite and WIR of the<br />

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aversatile open-plan living area with expansive<br />

windows. The heat transfer, heat pump and wood<br />

burner provide all year-round comfort and the interior is<br />

freshly painted.<br />

DEADLINE SALE<br />

VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 1.30 -2.00pm<br />

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 7th July, <strong>2020</strong> at 5.00pm,<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

Di Moreira<br />

Mobile 027 848 8020<br />

Office 03 313 8022<br />

di@pb.co.nz<br />

4<br />

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Amazing views, amazing value<br />

Wanted: Big Happy Family!<br />

NORTH<br />

CANTERBURY<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

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WEB ID RL76488<br />

SEFTON<br />

41 Factory Road<br />

If you have been searching for the perfect combination<br />

of location, privacy and modern living, you won't want<br />

to miss this outstanding entry level lifestyle property!<br />

Boasting both expansive farmland and hill views, yet<br />

only minutes from Sefton township and State Highway<br />

1. Perfectly positioned and immaculately presented on<br />

an easy care ten acres, this modern, sunny home<br />

features two bedrooms with the option of athird<br />

bedroom or office and amodern well appointed<br />

bathroom. Enjoy the naturally warm, spacious<br />

open-plan living complemented by amodern kitchen.<br />

VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 1.00 -2.00pm<br />

Leigh Miller<br />

Mobile 021 308 202<br />

Office 03 313 8022<br />

leighm@pb.co.nz<br />

FROM $5<strong>25</strong>,000<br />

3<br />

1<br />

2<br />

WEB ID RU76472<br />

RANGIORA<br />

5Will Place<br />

VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 3.00 -3.30pm<br />

On aquiet cul-de-sac close tothe host of convenient<br />

amenities at Lillybrook, this picturesque home on<br />

862m2 boasts room for the whole family, and is offered<br />

to the market with genuine determination by vendors<br />

whose thoughts have already turned to their next<br />

project. Four bedrooms are complemented by two<br />

bathrooms, with alarge lounge and modern kitchen<br />

ensuring the ability tocater to any occasion. The large<br />

sun-soaked conservatory isanadded bonus, while three Aaron Clark<br />

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Mobile 027 873 5121<br />

guarantee year-round comfort.<br />

Office 03 313 8022<br />

aaronc@pb.co.nz<br />

$475,000<br />

4<br />

2<br />

2<br />

Ahome to show and share<br />

WEB ID RU76582<br />

WOODEND<br />

62 Petries Road<br />

Sitting pretty in the heart ofthe highly-desirable Two<br />

Roads subdivision, this generously proportioned,<br />

thoughtfully constructed home was designed with<br />

modern living in mind. Well-constructed and equally<br />

well-maintained by our house-proud owners, this<br />

spacious home is perfect for families ofall shapes and<br />

sizes. Three bedrooms and anoffice (with wardrobe)<br />

are complemented by two bathrooms (ensuite and<br />

walk-in-robe off the master), while open-plan living<br />

areas ensure the ability to host both intimate gatherings<br />

and larger get-togethers.<br />

pb.co.nz<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 12.00 -12.30pm<br />

Aaron Clark<br />

Mobile 027 873 5121<br />

Office 03 313 8022<br />

aaronc@pb.co.nz<br />

BUYERS $519,000+<br />

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3Hassall Street, Rangiora<br />

Enquiries Over $499,000<br />

Natural light, atrue delight!<br />

Beautifully designed family-friendly<br />

home in quiet cul-de-sac, this is a<br />

lovely home you must investigate.<br />

Flat 4/10 McAlpine Place, Rangiora<br />

Enquiries Over $285,000<br />

Alittle beauty! NEW LISTING<br />

Ticking all the boxes, this lovely low<br />

maintenance, permanent material, rear<br />

unit is sure to attract interest from a<br />

wide range of potential buyers.<br />

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

4 1 2 2 177 600<br />

Viewing: Sunday 12:00 -12:30pm<br />

Ref: TPNC8373<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

20 Belmont Avenue, Rangiora<br />

Enquiries Over$850,000<br />

Pedigree Position<br />

Nestled on aprivate, 1240m2 section<br />

in one of the Rangiora's true blue-chip<br />

locations, this expansive home is<br />

offered for sale with genuine<br />

commitment by our motivated owners.<br />

Impressive from the entrance way to<br />

the manicured gardens. Just stunning,<br />

view today...<br />

April Wellington<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 722 7354<br />

E april.wellington@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

4 2 2 3 337 1240<br />

Viewing: by appointment<br />

Ref: TPNC7918<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

317 Mount Grey Road, Loburn<br />

By Negotiation<br />

Two for the price of one!<br />

Ideal for large families with teenage<br />

children or elderly relatives, this<br />

substantial parcel of land boasts two<br />

dwellings -amodern home built in<br />

2009, plus aself-contained 'cottage'.<br />

Abevy of intelligent heating solutions,<br />

(including awood furnace) underfloor<br />

heating and gas fire so no reason to be<br />

cold in winter.<br />

April Wellington<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 722 7354<br />

E april.wellington@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

5 2 2 2 387 5.020<br />

Viewing: by appointment<br />

Ref: TPNC8360<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

273P Maskells Road, Balcairn<br />

Enquiries Over $720,000<br />

Endless Horizons<br />

Immerse yourself in panoramic<br />

scenery from your very own piece of<br />

paradise, perched upon approximately<br />

6. 9hectares ofland. This feature<br />

property is simply unsurpassed for<br />

location.The elevated section is fully<br />

deer fenced and very private. All the<br />

bells and whistles for modern living in<br />

style. Make it yours.<br />

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

5Pimlico Place, Rangiora<br />

Enquiries Over $645,000<br />

Superb Family Living, Work from Home<br />

Families and those who simply crave<br />

space will be drawn to this enticing,<br />

expansive home in sought after<br />

Arlington area. Call to view<br />

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

5Dover Street, Leithfield<br />

Enquiries over $550,000<br />

Luxury Living in Leithfield<br />

It is not often you find anewly built<br />

home standing grandly on aprivate<br />

Sun-soaked and spacious established<br />

easy-care section. Lovely rural<br />

community.<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

2 1 1 60 1148<br />

Viewing: Sunday 11:00 -11:30am<br />

Ref: TPNC8470<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

5 2 2 2 246 702<br />

Viewing: Sunday 2:00 -2:30pm<br />

Ref: TPNC7911<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

4 1 2 2 186 1021<br />

Viewing: Sunday 1:00 -1:30pm<br />

Ref: TPNC8072<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

2Wineberry Avenue, Amberley<br />

Enquiries Over $495,000<br />

Built To Last -NEW LISTING<br />

Located on aquiet corner section in<br />

Amberley, our feature property is ideal<br />

for families looking for apeaceful<br />

place tocall home, or older couples<br />

searching for the perfect spot to enjoy<br />

the golden years ahead. Fully-fenced,<br />

low maintenance gardens we know this<br />

will tick all of your boxes so treat<br />

yourself toaviewing.<br />

3 1 1 4 155 6.9094<br />

Regine Lenser &Jeff Hill AREINZ Viewing: by appointment<br />

Sales Consultants<br />

M 022 056 1958<br />

Ref: TPNC7899<br />

E regine.jeff@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

Rachael Lay<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 442 2277<br />

E rachael.lay@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

4 1 2 2 178 502<br />

Viewing: Sunday 1:00 -1:30pm<br />

Ref: TPNC8366<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

CONTACT SALESPERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONtallpoppy.co.nz<br />

BULSARA T/A TALL POPPY LICENSED UNDER REAA 2008


WINTER FARM MAINTENANCE &CLASSIFIEDS<br />

38 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

Public Notices<br />

Export time ... ARutbuster being loaded into acontainer by<br />

Rangiora Transport for shipping from Lyttelton to Melbourne,<br />

Australia.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Rutbuster fills<br />

in irrigator ruts<br />

Talk to afarmer about his<br />

centre­pivot irrigator and you<br />

will inevitably find yourself<br />

talking about the problems<br />

caused by wheel tracks or<br />

ruts, and irrigators getting<br />

stuck and breaking drive<br />

mechanisms, usually in the<br />

middle of the night.<br />

Wheel ruts have, until now,<br />

been an unavoidable<br />

consequence of operating a<br />

centre­pivot irrigator.<br />

Because the wheels track<br />

along the same path on each<br />

and every revolution, the<br />

ground on this path becomes<br />

slightly depressed and, from<br />

that time, water collects in<br />

the depressions and it<br />

becomes arut.<br />

Over time, this rut becomes<br />

more of aproblem, putting a<br />

strain on the irrigator and<br />

making it more difficult to<br />

drive the wheels.<br />

This inevitably results in<br />

machinery failure and, as<br />

Murphy’s Law states, it’s<br />

usually at the most<br />

inconvenient moment.<br />

Filling the ruts is only part<br />

of the solution. It needs to be<br />

done well, with the ruts filled<br />

properly, safely and<br />

efficiently.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>­based<br />

ICS Farm Machinery makes<br />

the ICS Rutbuster. This<br />

unique piece of machinery is<br />

locally designed and<br />

manufactured by the New<br />

Zealand­owned and operated<br />

company.<br />

It provides asafe, efficient<br />

way of dealing with irrigation<br />

ruts in asingle pass. It needs<br />

only one operator, making it<br />

easier to fill ruts of virtually<br />

any depth. There is no<br />

grading of overflow, as<br />

required by other systems,<br />

and no need to compact after<br />

filling the rut.<br />

The Rutbuster is safe to<br />

operate as the tractor wheels<br />

straddle the rut rather than<br />

driving in it. The Rutbuster<br />

fills to the fence line, resulting<br />

in awell­filled tidy rut.<br />

It is solid and robust,<br />

designed for New Zealand<br />

and Australia’s tough<br />

conditions.<br />

They are built by ateam of<br />

dedicated Kiwis —more<br />

specifically, agroup<br />

comprising some of<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s most skilled<br />

engineers.<br />

The ICS Rutbuster’s<br />

popularity has seen the<br />

company expand sales<br />

overseas, with Rutbusters<br />

regularly leaving the country.<br />

The company is enjoying<br />

positive feedback from<br />

Australia, South America and<br />

Egypt.<br />

The Rutbuster comes with a<br />

12 month warranty, as well as<br />

customer choice of colour and<br />

modifications to suit, if<br />

required.<br />

For more information, visit<br />

icsfarmmachinery.com, call<br />

0800 641146, or visit its<br />

Facebook page.<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

Out of Zone Enrolments<br />

The Rangiora High School Board of Trustees has<br />

determined that in 2021 three Year 9places are<br />

available for out of zone enrolment.<br />

Applications for out of zone enrolments close on<br />

Friday 31 July <strong>2020</strong>. If the number of out of zone<br />

applications exceeds the number ofplaces being<br />

offered, students will beselected by ballot. If a<br />

ballot is required, it will beheld on 4August <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Parents will be informed of the outcome of the<br />

ballot within threeschool days.<br />

Applications from out of zone students will be<br />

processed in the following order of priority:<br />

(1) students accepted for enrolment in aspecial<br />

programme run bythe school (i.e. mainstream<br />

learning support);<br />

(2) siblings of current students;<br />

(3) siblings of former students;<br />

(4) children of former students;<br />

(5) children of employees at the school;<br />

(6) all other applicants (by ballot if required).<br />

For further information please contact (03) 311<br />

8888 or email enrolments@rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS<br />

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)<br />

“GOOD NEWS”<br />

The Lord Jesus Christ said:<br />

“Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the<br />

children of GOD. Blessed are they which are persecuted for<br />

righteousness sake: for their’s is the kingdom of heaven”.<br />

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Matthew 5:9 -10.<br />

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Further Notice<br />

of By-Election<br />

Forthe West Ward<br />

Nominations to fillthe extraordinaryvacancy forthe West Ward have been<br />

received from MaryHollowayand Jeffrey Alan Walker.<br />

As nominations have nowclosed andthe number of nominations exceed<br />

the number of vacancies an election will be conducted by postalvotingto<br />

determine the successful candidate.Voting will open on Thursday23July<br />

and close at 12 noon on Friday14August<strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Enrolmentand Special Voting Arrangements<br />

Residents within the West Ward area who arenot listedonthe final<br />

electoral roll forthis election canenrol by calling 0800367656, visiting<br />

the Electoral CommissionWebsite(www.vote.nz) or obtaining enrolment<br />

forms at Postshopsorthe Hurunui District Counciloffice up to 4pm Thursday<br />

13 August<strong>2020</strong>.<br />

West Ward ratepayers who liveoutside the West Ward area and who arenot<br />

listedonthe final electoral roll forthiselection canenrol on or before 4pm on<br />

Thursday13August<strong>2020</strong> by completing and returning aratepayerenrolment<br />

form, available from the Hurunui District Counciloffice or website.<br />

Special voting facilities forthe by-electionwillbeavailable at the Hurunui<br />

District Council Office, 66 CartersRoad (SH1), Amberleyduring normal office<br />

hoursbetween Thursday23July and 12 noon on Friday14August<strong>2020</strong>.<br />

AnthonyMorton<br />

Electoral Officer<br />

PO Box3138, Christchurch 8140<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz 0800 666 928<br />

MEETINGS NOTICE<br />

The following meetings will be held in July <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers,<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora, unless otherwise stated.<br />

Waimakariri ZoneCommittee<br />

Monday 6July commencing at 3.30pm.<br />

Council<br />

Tuesday 7Julycommencing at 1pm.<br />

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board<br />

Wednesday8July at 7pm at the West Eyreton Hall,<br />

2Earlys Road, West Eyreton.<br />

(The Public Forum section of the agenda will occur<br />

from 7pm to 7.<strong>25</strong>pm.)<br />

Rangiora-AshleyCommunity Board<br />

Wednesday8July at 7pm.<br />

Woodend-Sefton Community Board<br />

Monday 13 July at6pm at the Woodend Community<br />

Centre, School Road, Woodend.<br />

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board<br />

Monday 20 July at 5pm at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi<br />

Civic Centre, 176 WilliamsStreet, Kaiapoi.<br />

Audit and Risk Committee<br />

Tuesday 21 July at 9.30am.<br />

Utilities and Roading Committee<br />

Tuesday 21 July at 4pm.<br />

Multi-Sports Facility (Stadium Waimakariri)<br />

Steering Group<br />

Thursday 23 July at 10.15am.<br />

All meetings are open tothe public. Agendas are<br />

available twoworking days prior to meeting.<br />

Agendas and minutes for meetings can be found on<br />

the Council’s website:waimakariri.govt.nz.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

GOVERNANCE MANAGER<br />

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RANGIORA Promotions<br />

AGM. Tuesday 30 <strong>June</strong> ­<br />

5:30pm Drinks/Nibbles ­<br />

6pm start, Rangiora RSA<br />

Club. Nomination forms,<br />

agenda, 2019 minutes and<br />

financial report are available<br />

at www.<br />

rangiorapromotions.co.nz.<br />

RSVP<br />

to<br />

rangiorasecretary@gmail.com<br />

by 26 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

BALCAIRN public hall,<br />

special re­opening event,<br />

Molly’s Remedy, Saturday<br />

11th July <strong>2020</strong> ­8pm. We<br />

welcome back Mary<br />

Dunne, Helen Fahy and<br />

Monica Millar to kickstart<br />

our concert series return!.<br />

Tickets $<strong>25</strong> (cash) from:<br />

Sally Mac’s, Amberley,<br />

Sefton Garage, Stan’s 7<br />

Day Pharmacy, Rangiora.<br />

Or book via www.balcairnhall.<br />

com. Light supper ­Alcohol<br />

free /CDS/ Raffles.<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

Wanted To Rent<br />

WANTING house with<br />

grazing /lifestyle property<br />

for horses. We are aprofessional<br />

couple with one<br />

baby. Needs to be pet<br />

friendly. Any area considered.<br />

We have lived on<br />

lifestyle property for 10<br />

plus years so knowledgeable<br />

with managing land.<br />

Landlords are selling so<br />

need to move. Excellent<br />

references can be provided.<br />

Ph Troy on 021 122 1960 or<br />

email troy@atcaccounting.nz.


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Each student on an<br />

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Kip McGrath<br />

Rangiora has been serving<br />

the local community for 30<br />

years. Give us a call or<br />

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

Cars For Sale<br />

PEUGOT 607 2002<br />

105,000kms, auto, colour<br />

bronze, AC, alloys, fuel<br />

injected, leather, power<br />

windows, sunroof, stereo,<br />

economical, cam replaced,<br />

genuine sale, $6<strong>25</strong>0 ono.<br />

Phone 027 494 8<strong>25</strong>1.<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 <strong>25</strong>8<br />

8366.<br />

CASH / CASH for any<br />

unwanted vehicles, ph 347<br />

9354 or 027 476 2404.<br />

Accountant<br />

Firewood<br />

FIREWOOD bone dry<br />

Macrocarpa firewood $120<br />

per square metre. Delivered<br />

as far <strong>North</strong> as Amberley.<br />

Ph George 021 0845 3787.<br />

DRY pine cones, no<br />

needles. Pick up 3 mins<br />

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

purchase 10, receive 11.<br />

Can deliver to Rangiora for<br />

asmall fee. Please phone<br />

027 649 3451.<br />

Livestock<br />

TEXEL ROMNEY cross<br />

ewe hoggets suitable for<br />

breeding /lifestyle blocks.<br />

Phone 021 626 449 or 03<br />

385 4966.<br />

HOMEKILL<br />

Butchery &<br />

meat processing<br />

313 0022<br />

MEAT2U.NZ<br />

2276971<br />

Gardening<br />

GARDEN hedges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

TIDY TREES and gardens.<br />

All tree pruning,<br />

felling, hedge trimmingand<br />

general gardening. Telephone<br />

Daniel 027 373 7001<br />

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.<br />

ROSE PRUNING, 20<br />

years exp, professional<br />

local service. Ph Rosemary<br />

03 313 6399 or 021 060<br />

1200.<br />

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Trade&Services<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

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

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

CARPENTER / Painter<br />

specialising in alterations &<br />

renovations, repairs &<br />

maintenance, 35 plus years,<br />

experienced licenced<br />

builder. Telephone Trevor<br />

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

<strong>25</strong> + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant.<br />

Exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

STONEMASON, Brick<br />

and Blocklayer. Earthquake<br />

repairs, grind out and<br />

repoint, River / Oamaru<br />

stone, Schist, Volcanic<br />

rock, paving, all alterations<br />

new and old. Quality workmanship<br />

guaranteed, visit<br />

www.featureworks.co.nz<br />

or phone 027 601 3145.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

BRICK &blocklaying. All<br />

types of work undertaken,<br />

repairs. Phone Hamish<br />

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.<br />

INSULATION, walls,<br />

ceiling, underfloor. Free<br />

quotes. Covering all of<br />

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

027 727 9162.<br />

BUILDER, decking, veranda’s,<br />

concrete and alterations.<br />

LBP. Ph Zatara<br />

Builders 027 727 9162.<br />

BUILDERS father &son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads.<br />

No job too small. Check us<br />

out on fb. Amac Builders<br />

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restorations,<br />

mouldy silicone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free no obligation quote. Ph<br />

Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

PAINTER, qualified, local<br />

professional. Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

too big or too small. Ph 021<br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

Appliance Repairs<br />

Trade&Services<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

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

horse, all types of animals.<br />

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

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office03312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

ROOFER All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps. And more.<br />

Free quotes. Phone Nathan<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

Semi retired painter. Small<br />

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945<br />

or 027 693 8360.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 <strong>25</strong>5.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T­shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email<br />

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

Builder<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

available. Experienced,<br />

reliable and honest. Ph 03<br />

312 1214 or 021 267 40<strong>25</strong>.<br />

22<strong>25</strong>862<br />

2286701<br />

Trade &Services<br />

Butchery<br />

39<br />

Reliable new business based in and<br />

servicing the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> area.<br />

Here for all your garage door needs!<br />

•Repairs •Servicing<br />

•Installation<br />

Give usacall/email today todiscuss<br />

any garage door issues with our<br />

friendly and professional team.<br />

Dean Sangster<br />

027 2<strong>25</strong> 7445 |03319 8549<br />

dean@summitgaragedoors.co.nz<br />

www.summitgaragedoors.co.nz<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2220615<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 30<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 31A Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

2Men &agood<br />

sized truck.<br />

From $157 per hour<br />

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

22<strong>25</strong>244<br />

VALUATION ­<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

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

Debra Jowsey &KarlaKilner<br />

Ph 03314 9480<br />

We help with all Taxreturns for the<br />

salary &wage earner,self employed, rental,<br />

business,farm,GST,pay day filing<br />

2287949<br />

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN<br />

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE<br />

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,<br />

ASKO, Ariston, LG,Classique,<br />

Haier, Samsung and more....<br />

“For best resultsbesuretouseauthorised service”<br />

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES<br />

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810<br />

1913020<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

1680439<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

Chiropractic Services<br />

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor<br />

Injury, accidents and maintenance<br />

ACC Registered and Accredited<br />

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350<br />

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy<br />

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz<br />

03 0278 686 <strong>25</strong>74<br />

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday<br />

Select Health<br />

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

2103107<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

131 Ohoka Road<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

03 327 3111<br />

021 293 6331<br />

compucare@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.compucare.co.nz<br />

Computer Repairs &upgrades<br />

Prompt professional services<br />

22765<strong>25</strong>v2<br />

Virus &malware removal<br />

New &UsedPC’s4Sale<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

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

Electrician<br />

AARON HARRIS<br />

ELECTRICAL LTD<br />

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS<br />

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING<br />

SYSTEMS AND MORE...<br />

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

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

Scaffolding<br />

•Edge protection<br />

•Working platform<br />

Phone<br />

0274 366 901<br />

Plans for pricing<br />

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

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

1783878<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 313 2840<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

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

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

1902273<br />

CAP 65<br />

CAP 40<br />

CAP 20<br />

Shingle<br />

SHINGLE SUPPLIES<br />

Quarry Prices<br />

DRAINAGE CHIP<br />

from $40 per cube<br />

from $23 per cube<br />

from $<strong>25</strong> per cube<br />

from $30 per cube<br />

all +gst<br />

Plus all excavation and truck hire<br />

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions<br />

CONTRACTING<br />

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302<br />

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz<br />

2009594


RangioraToyota<br />

2010 Toyota Prius S<br />

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto<br />

•Keyless, Climate Control<br />

•Only78,100km<br />

WAS$17,995<br />

NOW $<br />

14,995<br />

2014 CorollaGX<br />

•1.8Lpetrolauto, Bluetooth<br />

•Cruise control<br />

•Traction &StabilityControl<br />

$<br />

12,995<br />

2010 Toyota Wish<br />

•1.8LPetrol, 7-seater<br />

•Alloys<br />

$<br />

11,995<br />

•Climateair<br />

2016 Toyota Corolla GLX<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto<br />

•Bluetooth, Reversecamera<br />

•Alloys<br />

NOW<br />

WAS$19,995<br />

$<br />

16,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

S<br />

Ex-Demo 2019 CorollaSXSedan 2013Toyota Prius S<br />

•1.8LHybridPetrol,<br />

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto<br />

•Satnav,TSS<br />

$ •Keyless<br />

•Only150kms 33,995<br />

•5-doorHatch<br />

$<br />

17,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

2017 HighlanderGXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, 7Seater<br />

•Satnav,Leather<br />

•Only 28,200kms<br />

WAS$47,995<br />

$<br />

43,995<br />

2007 Toyota CamryGL<br />

•2.4LPetrolAuto<br />

•FM/AM &CDPlayer<br />

•NZnew<br />

$<br />

6,995<br />

2013Toyota Aqua<br />

•1.5LHybrid PetrolAuto<br />

•ParkingSensors<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

WAS$15,995<br />

NOW $<br />

14,995<br />

2012Toyota GT86<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto<br />

•ClimateAir,Sport Mode<br />

•Only 19,650kms<br />

$<br />

26,995<br />

2017 Corolla GLX<br />

•1.8LPetrolAuto, Alloys<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Done 46,750km<br />

WAS$20,995<br />

$<br />

19,995<br />

2018 Corolla GLX<br />

•1.8LPetrolAuto, Bluetooth<br />

•Done 24,900km, Alloys<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

WAS$22,995<br />

$<br />

20,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

S<br />

2017 Rav4 GXL<br />

•2.5LPetrolAWD<br />

•Satnav,Bluetooth, TSS<br />

•Only58,750km<br />

$<br />

28,995<br />

2017 RAV4 GLX2WD<br />

•2.0L petrol,auto, Satnav<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Only42,200km<br />

WAS$26,995<br />

NOW $<br />

<strong>25</strong>,995<br />

2017 RAV4 GXL2WD<br />

•2.0LPetrolAuto, SafetySense<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Only 47,350km<br />

$<br />

27,995<br />

2017 RAV4 GLX2WD<br />

•2.0Lpetrol,Bluetooth<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Only46,960km<br />

$<br />

27,995<br />

2013Rav4 GX<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto, 2WD<br />

•CruiseControl<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

$<br />

19,995<br />

2016 CamryGL<br />

•2.5Lpetrolauto<br />

•Bluetooth, reversecamera<br />

•Only48,500km<br />

$<br />

20,995<br />

2015CamryAtara S<br />

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Alloys<br />

•Bluetooth, ReverseCamera<br />

•Done 29,100km<br />

$<br />

22,995<br />

2017 RAV4GXL2WD<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto<br />

•SafetySense,Sat Nav<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

$<br />

27,995<br />

2018 Highlander Limited<br />

•3.5LPetrol8-speedAuto<br />

•Leather,RearEnt.<br />

•Sunroof<br />

WAS$57,995<br />

NOW $<br />

54,995<br />

2016 PradoVX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•7-seater, SatNav<br />

•Leather,Only 28,300km<br />

$<br />

61,995<br />

2015LandCruiser PradoVX<br />

•3.0L turbo diesel,<br />

•7-seater, leather<br />

•360° camera<br />

$<br />

81,995<br />

2015LandCruiser PradoVX<br />

•3.0L TurboDiesel Auto<br />

•7-Seater,Leather, Bluetooth<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

$<br />

45,9955<br />

2009 LandCruiser 200 Series<br />

•4.5LTurbo-Diesel, V8<br />

•8-seater,Satnav<br />

•ClimateAir<br />

WAS$51,995<br />

NOW $<br />

49,995<br />

2012LandCruiser VX200 Series<br />

•4.5LTwin TurboDiesel Auto<br />

•Leather,Satnav<br />

•Done 95,900km<br />

$<br />

77,995<br />

2018 LandCruiserPrado VX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•Facelift Model<br />

•Only13,600km<br />

WAS$69,995<br />

NOW $<br />

67,995<br />

2018 HiluxSR5 Cruiser 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, auto<br />

•18” alloys, leather<br />

•Satnav,ReverseCamera<br />

$<br />

49,995<br />

$ $ NOW $ •4-door,Satnav<br />

108,995<br />

35,995<br />

7,995<br />

$<br />

•ToyotaSafetySense 46,995<br />

Percival Street,Rangiora • Ph (03) 313-8186 any time • www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

Ex-Demo LandCruiser VX<br />

•4.5LTwin TurboDiesel<br />

•Leather,Satnav<br />

•Only1,200km<br />

2016 Hiace AWD<br />

•3.0L TurboDiesel<br />

•Auto, 5-Door<br />

•6-Seater<br />

1999Hilux Single Cab<br />

•2.7Lpetrolmanual<br />

•3-seater,flatdeck<br />

•Towbar<br />

WAS$8,995<br />

2019 Ex-Demo Toyota HiaceZX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

2282995<br />

FINANCE &INSURANCE AVAILABLE

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