North Canterbury News: June 25, 2020

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Railway loses some puff

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The lockdown hastaken its toll on the

Weka PassRailway.

It is low on volunteers and has alot of

work to do before gettingupenough steam

to fully resume passenger tripsonthe

Waipara to Waikari line.

Chairman NeilBurt says the workload is

mounting and the battle is on to catchup

on abacklog of maintenance put on hold

when volunteersbecame detachedfrom

their‘‘toys’’ duringlockdown.

“There is alot that happens behindthe

scenes to operate our trains. We got put on

pause,and we now needtocatchup,’’ he

says.

This meansfuture excursions, for now,

will be down to two carriages,pulledbya

dieselengine.

The railway’s rolling stock manager,

Harry Mathwin, sayscertification has

expired on some carriages and

locomotivesused to run its regular trains.

“We can and will run atwo­carriage

train,and we lookforwardtoincreasing

the sizeofthe train as carriagesare

inspected and certified.”

One of the railway’s 1931­built carriages

needs work on one of the bogie floats.

Harry saysitisanawkwardjob, requiring

volunteerstowork from an inspectionpit

underneath the tracksinthe railway

workshop at Waipara.

The railway’s work wagon,used to run

track and lineside maintenance trainson

Wednesdays, is due for asimilarrepair.

The wagon carries critical maintenance

tools and has acrew rest area. Losing it

from service is complicatingthe weekly

track working bees.

Recertifyingthe 1909­built steam

locomotive will be much more difficult,

requiring thoroughinspections of many

safety­critical components, and afinal

signoff from athird­party inspector from

the North Island. Thismeans trains will

likelyremain diesel­hauledfor some time

when full operations do resume.

The charitable society carriesabout

15,000passengers.

It has been operated entirely by

enthusiastic volunteers since 1983.

Collectively, between 100 and 200

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

volunteer hours are spentonsite each

week. “Ourvolunteers are like one big

family,” Neil says. “We all enjoyatripout

of the cityonce or twiceaweek to work on

the trains.

“We rely totally on public support to

keep operating and volunteersare our

backbone”.

He urges anyone thinkingoftaking a

trip along the line to keep an eye on its

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Staff dig deep

to help locals

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Alittle rural storewas a

big asset to aNorth

Canterbury township

during lockdown.

Staffatthe Hawarden

Four Square steppedupto

help getgroceries to town

residents and farmers

during thelockdown, and

localposties alsolent their

support.

Many residentsand

farmerswereunableto

visitthe store to do their

weekly shopduring

lockdown, when people

were urged to stayhome.

So Four Square owner/

manager, Wendy Hodgen,

alongwith herstaff, took

orders and packed up

groceries for those who

couldn’tmakeit

downtown.

Waikari­based

Hawardenpostcontractor

MandyThompson andher

team then collected the

ordersand deliveredthem

to grateful customers.

Last Friday,itwas the

community’s turntorepay

thekindness shown.

Long­termlocalresident

RayMiller didaquick

‘‘whip around’’ the

communities of Hawarden

andnearby Waikari to

thankthe teamthat

ensuredno­one went

without.

Asmall group gathered

to present themall with a

small gift in appreciation.

Hurunui Mayor Marie

Black thankedthe Four

Squareteamand posties,

sayingtheir unwavering

communityspirit and

support, alongwith a‘‘cando’’

attitude,ensured the

communityhad allit

needed during lockdown.

‘‘Thefriendly

communityrelationship is

appreciated,’’ shesaid.

ECan lifts its rates take by 4pc

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Environment Canterbury is increasing its

total rates revenue by 4percent for the year

starting July 1. It has also adopted its 2020/21

Annual Plan.

The 4% rates increase is lower than the

9.8% previously mooted in the draft plan.

Savings have been made using cash

reserves and reducing reserve cash buildup

for flood protection and general

activities.

This could mean having to borrow to cover

the cost of unforeseen events, such as

floods.

Lower inflation estimates post­Covid have

also helped reduce the increase.

The 4% refers to the increase in the total

amount received in rates from 2019/20. It

includes 2.3% for inflation, an additional

0.8% for public transport service

improvements, and provision for spending

on priority work programmes for the coastal

environment plan (0.5%), climate

engagement (0.15%) and atree planting and

regeneration initiative (0.25%).

Individual ratepayers pay different rates

depending on the size and location of their

property.

The rates increase is equivalent to about

$6 ayear for an urban Christchurch

property valued at $580,000, and $22 ayear

Support appreciated ... From left, postal staff Toni Douglas and

Katrina Quigley, Four Square staff Rachel Purvis and Diane Nurse, store

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

Friday’s presentation.

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for an urban Rangiora property of $400,000.

Householders in urban properties in

Kaikoura, Hurunui and Ashburton districts

district will see areduction in their rates.

Deputy chairman Peter Scott chaired the

council meeting, and noted the need to

recognise the impact of Covid­19 on the

region, as agreat deal had changed between

the time the council signed off the draft plan

for engagement in February, and its

adoption last week.

‘‘We are acting decisively now to invest in

the future, but we are also tempering the

rate of change in some areas to

accommodate the post­Covid recovery that

the region needs,’’ Mr Scott said.

‘‘There has been robust debate around the

council table over the last couple of months

about how much we can continue to press

forward with our longer­term initiatives,

against taking into account the

unprecedented post­Covid economic

climate.

‘‘We have reached the position we have in

large part based on the feedback we had on

the draft plan, and more importantly during

the hearings that we held (online) during

the Covid period, when we heard about what

we should continue to push with urgency,

and what has changed externally that

impacts the ability of the community to

pay.’’

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The concert, by violinist

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National promises bypass

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The National Party has

promised to build the Belfast

to Pegasusmotorway,

including the Woodend State

Highway 1bypass, if elected

in September.

The party’s transport

spokesman, Chris Bishop, and

Waimakariri’s NationalMP

Matt Doocey madethe

announcement at ameeting

in Woodend’s OwenStalker

Park last Friday.

The new motorway will

begininBelfast,joining with

the Western Belfast bypass

and the Northern Corridor

motorways and go through to

Pegasus,bypassing Woodend.

‘‘Under National,the

bypass will be apriority,’’ Mr

Bishop said.‘‘It is avery

important commitmentwe

are makingasaparty to this

region and the people of

Woodend in particular.

‘‘This new roadwill help

drivejobs and growth in

NorthCanterbury, and help

our economy recoverfrom

Covid­19.”

‘‘Northern Christchurch is

experiencingstrong growth,’’

he said. ‘‘The Belfast to

Pegasus motorway is acritical

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Safercommittee, said the

commitment was agreat

result for the community.

‘‘TheWoodend community

has beenwaiting 40 years for

asolution to the town’s traffic

problems.

‘‘We justhope now that the

National Partywill followup

on their promise to build the

bypass,ifthey become

government, andifthey don’t

win the election they will

continuepushing the next

governmenttogoaheadwith

the project. Idon’t see it as a

political thing. It just makes

sensetoget it done.’’

Acommunity rallywas held

in Woodend last February in

support of the bypass afterthe

Governmentannounced a$12

billion infrastructure

investment programme.

At lastweek’s gathering,Mr

Doocey said the projectwas

long overdue but ‘‘today the

people at Woodendand the

widerWaimakariri community

can feel listenedto’’.

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the

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He says the council has

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‘‘The community in

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particularly Woodend/

Pegasus, haverightly been

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needfor safety improvements

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growing traffic demands on

thisroad will eventually

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While there is aneed to

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safety improvements

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construction of the bypass is

needed to provide long­term

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development of the district’s

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Group to help with cycle strategy

By SHELLEY TOPP

Agrouphasbeenset up to

provide acommunityvoice

to theWaimakariri District

Council’s walkingand

cycling strategyactionplan

update.

The Walkingand Cycling

Reference Group includes a

walkingadvocate, acycling

advocate, and

representativesfroma

range of organisations

within thedistrict, from

community boardand

councilrepresentatives to

the police.

‘‘Collectively, we are

tasked with providing

community input intothe

updating of thecouncil’s

Walking and Cycling

Strategy ActionPlan,’’ the

council’s communications

and engagement manager,

AlistairGray, says.

‘‘The strategyhasavision

that residents choose to

walkand cycle. The

environment is friendly,safe

and accessible for walkers

and cyclists and thisiswhat

we aim to achieve through

our influenceonthe action

plan.’’

Keen cyclistSarahLewis,

founder of Waimakariri

Women’s MountainBiking

and Walking Groupin 2016,

is representingthe

Rangiora­Ashley

Community Boardinthe

new group.

Her bikingand walking

groupprovidesasafe

❛The strategy has a

vision that residents

choose to walk and

cycle.❜

—Alistair Gray

environment for women

seekingthe companyof

other like­minded women in

afun, social settingwhile

enjoying outdoor exercise.

Sarahco­ordinatesallits

bikingand walking events

and enjoys showing

members where the tracks

are andencouraging them to

return with their families

and friends.

She saysthis involvement

willbeparticularly helpful

in herrole in the reference

group.

She enjoys allthe tracks

on offer in theWaimakariri

and Hurunui districts but, if

she had to choosea

favourite, it would be the

Rakahuri Trailalongside

the Ashley/RakahuriRiver.

‘‘TheRakahuri Trail is a

fun mountain­biketrack

comprisedofseveral

sections thatconnect up

alongthe way, which means

you can ridewhatever

distance youfeellike.

‘‘This particulartrack

offers plenty of variation

including flattrackand the

moretechnically

challenging sections.’’

Cycling enthusiast ... Sarah Lewis rides through the Ashley­Rakahuri Regional

Park in Rangiora recently.

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Dr McCubbin, of Waikari,

launched his campaign in

Blenheimlast weekend.

He says he looksforward

to the challenge.

He stood for Kaikoura in

2017,gaining 2417 votes.

He says he believes it is

even more important to

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aboutsustainability,

climate change, the health

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of water, and addressing

issues of socialjusticefor

people and the planet.

Dr McCubbin says the

Greens are asmall party in

the coalition Government,

but have achieved an

‘‘amazing amount’’.

‘‘Ourtarget is to be in

coalition with Labour for

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Whenever there is afire,

accident or emergency,

volunteers are often first to

answer the call.

In smaller communities,

those first responders are the

local volunteer fire brigade.

North Canterbury’s Fire

and Emergency New Zealand

(FENZ) leaders say the

region is well served by fire

volunteers, but some

brigades could always do

with more, especially those

who can be on­call during

weekdays.

The Rangiora Volunteer

Fire Brigade ran asuccessful

recruitment drive this year

and now has awaiting list,

chief fire officer Hamish

Peter says.

‘‘That’s why we did the

recruitment campaign. We

are still in the early stages,

but it’s really heartening to

see.

‘‘We’ve still got to go

through police checks and

training, but through the

support of the media and the

public we’ve attracted some

very high calibre people.’’

FENZ North Canterbury

principal fire officer Bruce

Janes says most of his rural

brigades have about 20

volunteers, while his

Marlborough­Kaikoura

counterpart John Foley says

some of his brigades have

found anovel way of ensuring

they are covered.

‘‘One of the issues we are

facing is alot of our brigade

members, if they’re working,

it takes them away during the

day,’’ Mr Foley says.

‘‘Often, it’s the women

staffing the brigades while

the children are at school and

covering the base until the

men come home and there’s a

few female chiefs appearing

around the country now.’’

The training and support

for volunteers is quite

extensive, meaning

employers can benefit from

having highly skilled

employees, Mr Peter says.

‘‘We are not only training

our people to be good at

what they do, but also

exposing them to anumber of

things which can transfer to

their working life and home

life.’’

Employers make abig

contribution in supporting

the volunteers, Mr Janes says.

‘‘Kirwee Garage has three

volunteers, so whenever the

alarm goes off the garage

closes, so we have to be

mindful of that.’’

Families also make a

sacrifice whenever

volunteers respond to acall,

Mr Foley says. ‘‘We wish to

thank our volunteers and

their families. When the

siren goes the whole family

wakes up and not just the

firefighter, so they all make a

sacrifice.’’

Volunteer firefighters

respond not only to fires, but

to vehicle crashes, medical

emergencies, hazardous

Volunteers valued ... Fire and Emergency New Zealand North

Canterbury principal fire officer Bruce Janes, left, and Rangiora

Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Hamish Peter say volunteers

are the lifeblood of the fire service.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

materials spills, weather

events and Civil Defence

emergencies.

To become avolunteer, talk

to the local chief fire officer

or register at

fireandemergency.nz/

volunteering/want­to­join­us/.

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Building for the future

With Matariki,the Maori New Year, to

be celebrated thisyear on July13, it

makes me considerthe times in which

we live.

In challenging and unsettling times

like these,Iwonder if we can be

inspired by our Maori ancestors when,

in the bleakest of seasons, they focused

on restoration and strengthening

connections with one another.

Members of our wonderful

community team at the HurunuiDistrict

Council have spent the pastfew weeks

strengthening manyconnectionsvia the

conferencing app Zoom to check in and

understandhow theycan support and

work collaboratively with communities

to helpwith theirrecovery.

The team will playacrucial

leadership role in advocacy and

support for businessesand

communities.

Each year we develop in partnership

with our district an annualplan guided

by the overarching longterm plan.

This year our engagement was

somewhat hobbled by Covid­19 and the

uncertainty with the alertlevelsand the

ability to meetinlarge numbers.

However, Iamgratefultocommunity

members who attended our engagement

sessions and also to individuals who

provided written feedback.

We weretruly heartened by the depth

of understandingand support, or

positive feedback, for councillors to

consider.

Being able to settleonanincrease of

3.74% and continue to provide ahigh

level of service for core activities, as

well as reinstate some grants, is avery

measured result in theseuncertain

times.

Currently, the council is seeking

expressions of interestfor the 2020

CommunityService Awards,plus the

Environmentand Heritage awards,

with the ceremony to be hosted later in

the year.Iask that you look aroundyour

communities to find deserving people to

nominate, or projects that fit the

criteria.

Communitymembers are alsoinvited

to provide feedback on the council

speed limitsbylaw and register, along

with the Hanmer Springs design

standards review. Both consultation

documents are on the council website,

hurunui.govt.nz/report/consultations.

Iampleased to announcethe

appointment of Hamish Dobbie to the

role of chief executive for afurther

term.

Iknow that you will join me in

congratulating him on this appointment

and Ilook forward to workingwith

Hamish,the staff,councillors and all

the Hurunui community to make our

district safer, strongerand more

connected than before.

Rates rise pegged to 3.74pc

Rates will increase by an average of

3.74 percent in the Hurunui District for

the 2020­2021 financial year.

The council has pared back its initial

proposal of a5%increase to take into

account the hardship resulting from

Covid­19 restrictions on residents and

businesses.

It will formally adopt its annual plan

today, after approving the draft at last

week’s meeting after considering

community feedback.

The council decided to use extra

savings from external interest costs to

lower the increase, allowing it to fund

some awards and grants it had initially

excluded.

These are a$10,000 award for

secondary school achievers, $5200 for

the Hanmer Springs Heritage Trust

and $40,000 for the Hurunui Trails

Trust.

Cost­saving measures include

$455,000 from wages, maintenance,

consultants, grants and awards.

Repayment of $1 million in debt has

been deferred, along with some capital

spending.

Mayor Marie Black says the changes

to the annual plan were made after

careful consideration.

“Councillors considered all feedback

in good faith and reached asensible

position,” she said.

The final decisions, she says, reflect

the community and the important

work of the district’s volunteers and

youth.

Claire McKay

Environment Canterbury Councillor

Efforts to reverse years

of water degradation

Six months ago,who would have

guessed the situation in whichwenow

find ourselves?

It is pleasing to see that, despite the

lockdown, work to improve our

freshwater has continued.

Threesignificantpieces of work are

particularly relevant to Canterbury.

The Government recently announced

high­levelpolicy for freshwater reform.

Whilethis provides more certainty,the

devilwillbeinthe detail.

Policies will be written intothe

National Policy Statement for

Freshwater management (NPS­FW),

therewill be directives in the National

Environmental Standards (NES),and

therewill be several changes to the

Resource Management Act (RMA).

EnvironmentCanterbury believesthe

region is well placedinseveral policy

areas.

Our plans must be consistentwith the

NPS­FW, so any gapsidentifiedwill

require aplan change.

The NES and RMA will have statutory

force.

SignificantNES provisionswhich are

more stringent than currently required

in Canterbury relatetowinter grazing

consent thresholds,mandatory farm

plansonpastoral or arable properties

larger than 20 ha, and anitrogen cap of

190/kgs/ha of syntheticnitrogen for

pastoral farms.

Many Canterbury farmers are already

well placed to meet thestock exclusion

policy. The council continues to focus on

compliance with plansand consents.

Achieving the more stringentNPS­FW

nitrogen toxicity bottom line of 2.4mg/l

nitrogen will be challenginginsome of

our lowland waterways.

More scientific research is needed

and we know that historicnitrogen will

continuetoappear for many decades.

Budget 2020 has seeninvestment of

more than $700million to support the

primary sectorand create employment

with on­the­ground actionstoimprove

freshwater outcomes.Thereare many

opportunitiestoshare in thisand make

environmental gains.

Winter grazing of livestock on fodder

cropsisacommon practice in

Canterbury, and the potential for

Eyes to the future ... Environment

Canterbury believes the region is well

placed in several policy areas as the

government makes changes around fresh

water, environmental standards and

resource management.

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adverseimpactsonfreshwater, soils and

animal welfare is increased in bad

weather.

Industry groups havebeen proactive

in educating and supporting farmers on

best practice in this area. Environment

Canterbury has worked with industry

groups and,wherenecessary, will carry

out compliance action.

Recently,Bill Bayfield, our chief

executive for nineyears, left to takeup

the role of chief executive of the new

drinkingwater regulator,Taumata

Arowai. This is the first in apackageof

governmentreforms to the regulatory

system whichwill be extended to

improve performance of wastewater

and stormwater.

The governmenthas committedto

infrastructure upgrades thatprovide

employment, safedrinking water and

improvedfreshwater outcomes,

particularly for our urban streams.

No matter where we live, work or play,

our activitieshave an impact on fresh

water. It will takeall of us working

together to turn around decadesof

degradation and restorethe mauri(vital

essence)ofour freshwater.

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Moon

Wind

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

3

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1

Good

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Jun 25 Jun 26 Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jun 30 Jul 1

Rise 8:01am

Set 5:01pm

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Times

3:31am

3:58pm

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Set 9:00pm

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moderate E

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Times

4:25am

4:51pm

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5:17am

5:42pm

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Set 11:27pm

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easing

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Rise 8:01am

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W

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moderate S

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

Waimakariri 7:42am 2.2 1:31am 0.5 8:34am 2.3 2:21am 0.5 9:27am 2.3 3:13am 0.5 10:20am 2.3 4:06am 0.5 11:14am 2.4 5:00am 0.5

5:55am 0.4 12:35am 2.4 6:49am 0.4

Mouth

8:03pm 2.4 1:48pm 0.5 8:55pm 2.4 2:39pm 0.5 9:48pm 2.4 3:32pm 0.5 10:42pm 2.4 4:28pm 0.5 11:38pm 2.4 5:26pm 0.5 12:09pm 2.4 6:25pm 0.5 1:07pm 2.4 7:24pm 0.5

Amberley 7:42am 2.2 1:31am 0.5 8:34am 2.3 2:21am 0.5 9:27am 2.3 3:13am 0.5 10:20am 2.3 4:06am 0.5 11:14am 2.4 5:00am 0.5

5:55am 0.4 12:35am 2.4 6:49am 0.4

Beach

8:03pm 2.4 1:48pm 0.5 8:55pm 2.4 2:39pm 0.5 9:48pm 2.4 3:32pm 0.5 10:42pm 2.4 4:28pm 0.5 11:38pm 2.4 5:26pm 0.5 12:09pm 2.4 6:25pm 0.5 1:07pm 2.4 7:24pm 0.5

7:51am 2.2 1:40am 0.5 8:43am 2.3 2:30am 0.5 9:36am 2.3 3:22am 0.5 10:29am 2.3 4:15am 0.5 11:23am 2.4 5:09am 0.5

6:04am 0.4 12:44am 2.4 6:58am 0.4

Motunau 8:12pm 2.4 1:57pm 0.5 9:04pm 2.4 2:48pm 0.5 9:57pm 2.4 3:41pm 0.5 10:51pm 2.4 4:37pm 0.5 11:47pm 2.4 5:35pm 0.5 12:18pm 2.4 6:34pm 0.5 1:16pm 2.4 7:33pm 0.5

7:53am 2.2 1:42am 0.5 8:45am 2.3 2:32am 0.5 9:38am 2.3 3:24am 0.5 10:31am 2.3 4:17am 0.5 11:25am 2.4 5:11am 0.5

6:06am 0.4 12:46am 2.4 7:00am 0.4

Gore Bay 8:14pm 2.4 1:59pm 0.5 9:06pm 2.4 2:50pm 0.5 9:59pm 2.4 3:43pm 0.5 10:53pm 2.4 4:39pm 0.5 11:49pm 2.4 5:37pm 0.5 12:20pm 2.4 6:36pm 0.5 1:18pm 2.4 7:35pm 0.5

7:47am 1.7 1:39am 0.4 8:39am 1.7 2:30am 0.4 9:32am 1.7 3:22am 0.4 10:25am 1.8 4:15am 0.4 11:20am 1.8 5:08am 0.4

6:01am 0.4 12:43am 1.8 6:54am 0.4

Kaikoura 8:07pm 1.9 1:51pm 0.4 9:00pm 1.9 2:43pm 0.4 9:54pm 1.9 3:37pm 0.4 10:50pm 1.8 4:34pm 0.4 11:46pm 1.8 5:32pm 0.4 12:15pm 1.8 6:31pm 0.4 1:12pm 1.9 7:30pm 0.4

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

Best

Times

6:07am

6:32pm

Rise 12:35pm

Fresh SW

E0.8 m E1.2 m E1.5 m E1.4 m E1.3 m E1.2 m SE 1.3 m

Good

Best

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6:56am

7:21pm

Set 12:40am

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Good

Best

Times

7:46am

8:12pm

Set 1:53am

Rise 1:29pm

Good

Best

Times

8:38am

9:04pm

Set 3:07am

Rise 1:59pm

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NEWS

8 North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

Landfill cell construction nears completion

It has taken more than 18

months, teams of 12 and a

100­tonne crane to build

the latest cell in the Kate

Valley Landfill.

The cell will provide

sufficient space at the

Transwaste Canterbury

Ltd owned landfill for 12

to 18 months of waste.

Transwaste chairman

Gill Cox says cells are

developed only as they

are needed to ensure time

and money is not spent

creating storage before it

is required.

‘‘That approach has

worked perfectly for the

past 15 years, even with

the extra demands of the

earthquakes and the

Covid­19 crisis,’’ he says.

Mr Cox says Transwaste

has to be prepared for all

situations so waste can be

disposed of quickly and

safely.

The Kate Valley

Landfill was consented in

March 2004 and opened to

receive the first delivery

of waste 15 years ago, in

June 2005.

The development of the

landfill, along with the

general location and

phasing of the cells, was

planned from the day the

facility was consented.

Groundwork for the

cells, including

excavating soil and rocks,

can be significant as

Transwaste aims to

achieve the maximum

Carefully engineered ... The creation of each cell requires

detailed engineering input.

holding capacity for

waste with the minimal

amount of earthworks, Mr

Cox says.

‘‘We make the best use

possible of all the

materials stripped out to

prepare the cell for

receiving waste.’’

Topsoil is stockpiled to

use on the final landfill

surface, which is grassed.

Hard rock is stored on

site to line drains and for

other structures. Other

excavated soils are

generally used to

construct what are

referred to as engineered

fills that form the

foundations of all cell

development.

‘‘Balancing the volumes

of excavated soil to match

the requirements of the

engineered fills around

the landfill is important

to reduce costs and

increase efficiencies,’’ Mr

Cox says.

Once the foundation

work is completed, the

crane, which reaches an

astonishing 82 metres, is

used to lay the liners,

including a1mm highdensity

polyethylene

(HDPE) liner, ageosynthetic

clay liner and a

second HDPE liner.

Then a500mm

permeable gravel layer is

laid to enable drainage of

leachate (liquid from

decomposing waste),

and to protect the liner

Careful planning ... The liner being laid in the next area of the Kate Valley Landfill being

prepared to take the region’s waste.

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from damage caused by

sharp objects in the

waste.

Once the cell is filled,

depending upon its size

and location, it might be

temporarily covered, so

more waste can be added

to it later, or capped and

grassed.

Once this new cell

starts receiving waste,

work usually gets under

way preparing the next

cell.

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We are looking for ideas and feedback on aproposal to help the

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Adraft plan, called ‘Waimakariri: Better

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has six programmes of focus including:

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11

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The PAK’nSAVE shopping

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can easily keeptrack of their

budget, all while saving time

at checkout.

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have to unpacktheirtrolley,

rather theyjustscanthe

device andpay at one of the

designatedSHOP’nGOselfcheckouts.

‘‘We’re confident customers

willadoptthe newtechnology

quickly.’’

TheSHOP’nGO barcode

technology gives customers a

moreconvenient and

personalised shopping

solution, speedinguptheir

timespent in store.

PAK’nSAVE’s group

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Island, Justin Waddell, saysby

leveraging new technologies

whichenable customersto

have amoreseamless

experience in store,the

overallPAK’nSAVEshopping

experience can be refined.

It wastrialledat

PAK’nSAVE Wainoni in 2019,

and thestoreisnow

processing18% of allits sales

through SHOP’nGO.

‘‘Thecustomerfeedback

following theSHOP’nGO trial

at PAK’nSAVE Wainonihas

been verypositive andwe’re

excited to offerthe SHOP’nGO

solution at morestoresfor

more customerstouse and

enjoy,”saysMrWaddell.

Thebarcode­scanning tool

allows customerstoscaneach

product which shows a

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have spent, giving them more

control overmonitoring their

budget in store.

SHOP’nGOalso speeds up

thetime spentatcheckout.

Customers simply scan aQR

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WithSHOP’nGO, there is no

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Customers cansimply pack

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To use theSHOP’nGO

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Tasty offerings ... Tayla King, of Ohoka, was selling cupcakes, marshmallow pops

and raspberry jam, which she had been busy making, at apast Great Rangiora Kids

Market, part of Kidsfest.

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Kidsfest makes its

triumphant return

By DAVID HILL

KidsFest is back in Waimakariri this

winter.

With the recent move to alert level 1,

KidsFest has sprung back into life for

the July school holidays, with several

events planned in the Waimakariri

District to beat the winter chills.

The Great Rangiora Kids Market is

back at the Rangiora Borough School

on Friday, July 10, from 10.30am to

1pm, giving children the chance to

earn some extra pocket money selling

their wares, or to come home with

some bargains.

Teddy Stays Safe will be back at the

Woodend Community Centre on

Thursday, July 16, from 10.30am to

1pm, with teddy offering tips on how to

stay safe.

Family fun is on offer with family

quiz nights, nature craft evenings, the

great fairy hunt, pool parties and a

pirate mystery trail.

Waimakariri Libraries is hosting

quiz nights for family teams, from July

15 to 17, at the Oxford Town Hall

(Wednesday), Ruataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centre (Thursday) and Rangiora

Library (Friday), all from 7pm to

8.30pm.

Nature craft nights will be hosted by

the libraries from July 7to9,at

Oxford, Kaiapoi and Rangiora from

5.30pm, while pool parties will be

hosted on the two Thursday

afternoons at the Kaiapoi Aquatic

Centre (July 9) and Dudley Park

Aquatic Centre (July 16).

Pearson Park, Oxford, and the

Kaiapoi Domain will play host to the

Great Fairy Hunt each day during

KidsFest, while pirates have taken

over all three Waimakariri libraries

with achance to win treasure each day

by completing the pirate trail.

Youngsters (age 3to7)can be

‘‘friends in the wild’’ at Pines Beach

Hall on Thursday, July 16, while the

bigger kids (aged 5to13) can enjoy

some ‘‘wild adventures’’ at the same

venue the day before.

Other Waimakariri activities during

KidsFest include young writers’

workshops, Sport Suzy’s super silly

circus show, roller discos and karate

safety workshops.

To find out more and to make

bookings, visit kidsfest.co.nz.

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facebook.com/FourSquareNZ

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Adocumentary celebrating New

Zealand’s Arts on Tour programme will

be screened at the Rangiora Town Hall

Cinemas this weekend.

The film, Central to the Soul,was

picked up by the theatre’s director,

Jeremy Stewart, after a

recommendation by Ohoka music lover

Christopher Marshall, who received a

Queen’s Service Medal this month for

his services to music.

The 58­minute film, which was

released last year and screened at

Christchurch’s Lumiere Cinema in

October, is an intimate look at how Arts

on Tour, which delivers live music,

theatre and comedy to New Zealand’s

small towns, has influenced the lives of

people in rural Central Otago and the

Queenstown Lakes District.

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The Waimakariri District Council has

signed off on its latest annual plan,

confirming an average rates rise of

1.5 percent.

The 2020/21 annual plan was approved

at acouncil meeting on Tuesday last

week, with councillors joining with chief

executive Jim Palmer in praising staff

for their efforts in completing the

document two weeks ahead of the June

30 deadline, amid the pressures of

Covid­19.

‘‘This is areport that brings together

nearly 12 months worth of work,’’ Mr

Palmer said.

‘‘We were taking submissions and

forming aview and then we had Covid­

19. But, given the timing, it was good that

we had the engagement under way

before the lockdown and we were able to

extend the timeframe and take a

considered position.’’

Mr Palmer noted other councils had

signalled they would not meet the June

30 deadline as they struggled with the

implications of Covid­19.

Mayor Dan Gordon said the council

had taken ‘‘a pragmatic approach’’ in

keeping the average rates rise down to

1.5%, through rates smoothing and

deferring some capital works projects to

next year’s 2021/31 Long Term Plan

(LTP).

‘‘I’m pleased we didn’t indicate we

would get to zero percent because

there’s implications if you do that, as

other councils are finding out.’’

But Mr Gordon said the real work

would begin as the council moved on to

the LTP.

Deputy Mayor Neville Atkinson said

delaying projects was not ideal.

‘‘Next year will be the time to sort

things out and decide what we are going

to do and when we are going to do it, but

we need to make sure that it’s realistic.’’

Cr Kirstyn Barnett noted the inflation

pressure the council worked with was

estimated at more than 2%, making a

1.5% rates rise agood result.

‘‘This is await­and­see budget,

because we don’t know how Covid­19 is

going to impact on New Zealand and

globally, and we don’t know what

support there is going to be available

from government, so we need to be

agile.’’

Cr Philip Redmond described the

annual plan as a‘‘balanced’’ budget, but

he regarded 2021/22 with ‘‘some

trepidation’’.

Cr Joan Ward said there was ‘‘a big

opportunity’’ with the recovery, as there

were several major projects in the

pipeline where the council could assist

in protecting local jobs.

Cr Paul Williams was the only

councillor who voted against the annual

plan.

‘‘I don’t think we did enough out of

gaining more efficiencies. Rates

smoothing, which we have done, affects

the following years. But we do have an

advantage with the LTP coming up.’’

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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, JUNE 21­27

16 North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

It’sabout friendship and fun

Mandy and her volunteer Olivia have

been friends for six months. They

thoroughly enjoy meeting and live

close to each other.

The pair often go out for breakfast at

the weekend, go shopping and enjoy a

coffee. During the week they often go

for walks.

During the lockdown, Olivia phoned

Mandy regularly. She dropped off a

box of goodies, including chocolates,

at the front door and put up amessage

with aheart on the front window of

Mandy’s house so she could see Olivia

was thinking of her and looking

forward to seeing her again soon.

IHC Volunteering North Canterbury

is looking for more volunteers like

Olivia to share experiences,

friendship and fun. Volunteers can

make ahuge difference to an adult

with an intellectual disability, and the

volunteer can also grow from the

experience.

To enquire, email diana.

shoppee@ihc.org.nz or phone (027)

531 3579 for further information.

HondaForest

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Help transform this area...

Great friends ... Mandy and Olivia

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

proved to be asuccess.

PHOTO: KIRSTYN BARNETT

It’snot aquiz night

Rangiora’s young Lions are doing their

bit to support the community, despite

their quiz night being called off.

The Rangiora High School Leos Club

cancelled their planned quiz night on

June 22 because of uncertainty around

the Covid-19 lockdown, but realised

there was still aneed.

‘‘We’re trying to do something new. We

were going to have aquiz night, but we

have a‘Not aQuiz Night’ fundraiser,’’

Leos quiz leader Becca Barnett says.

‘‘We decided to cancel because we

didn’t know what was going to happen

and when we came out of lockdown we

found we didn’t have enough time to

plan it. We didn’t want to do it any later

because it gets into exams.’’

While the Leos plan to run another

quiz night next year, Satisfy Food

Rescue needs the support now, Becca

says. ‘‘So we have set up aGivealittle

page and we are asking people to donate

what they would have spent on the night

and we will pass it on to Satisfy Food

Rescue.’’

Last year’s quiz night raised $3000 for

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North

Canterbury. Becca says it is hoped the

total can be matched with the ‘‘Not a

Quiz Night’’ appeal. ‘‘It was absolutely

amazing. We were quite shocked.

‘‘We’re aiming for $3000 again, but

whatever we get will be very helpful.’’

The Rangiora High School Leos Club

has nine active members and aims to

support community events throughout

the year, including helping the Rangiora

Lions beach rubbish pickup from

Pegasus to Woodend last year.

To find out more, email

rangioraleos@gmail.com or go to

givealittle.co.nz and search for Not a

Quiz Night.

VOLUNTEERS

AND COACHES

into this!

Rain or shine. Allagesare welcome!

Regeneration Kaiapoi has partnered with Hondatobring the mighty Kahikateaback to

Kaiapoi. The Honda Forest will surround wetlands and consist of 2hectares of trees.

Location: Charles Street, Kaiapoi (look for the flags)

What to bring: Sturdy footwear, spade, gloves and adrink bottle.

For moreinformation contact Mike Kwant, Community Projects Officer -Greenspace

Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)


VOLUNTEERS WEEK 21 TO 27 JUNE 2020

North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

17

Satisfaction from

doing some good

When Don Lyon walked through the

doors of Kaiapoi Community Support 13

years ago, little did he know that he and

his wife, Athalie, would become two of

the centre’s longest­serving volunteers.

‘‘We’d just moved to Kaiapoi from

Dunedin to begin our retirement,’’ Don

says. ‘‘I went into KCS to find out more

about local services and came out having

signed up to be avolunteer driver,’’ he

chuckles. Athalie soon joined Don,

volunteering on reception and in the

centre’s food bank.

‘‘The food bank is abig part of what we

do,’’ says Athalie, who also volunteers

alongside Don with Meals on Wheels.

‘‘We’re all hands­on re­stocking

shelves, making up food parcels,’’

Athalie says. ‘‘It takes alot of courage to

come in and ask for afood parcel. It’s not

uncommon for someone to hug you, with

tears in their eyes and say thank you. It’s

very satisfying to feel like I’m doing

some good. Ithink it’s safe to say that

most of our volunteers feel that way.’’

Don, aformer engineer with the

Ministry of Works, drives people to

medical appointments and to pick up

shopping. Alot of people have no­one to

help them as they get older, Don says. ‘‘I

enjoy helping them get around. But it’s

also about connection, chatting with

people.’’

Athalie says it helps to be agood

listener. ‘‘Listening, acup of tea and a

hug can do alot to help someone who’s

going through abad patch.’’

Athalie and Don are members of a30­

strong volunteer workforce with KCS,

which is one of the services provided by

the Community Wellbeing North

Canterbury Trust.

‘‘We couldn’t do half of what we do

without our volunteers,’’ KCS coordinator

Louise Griffiths says.

‘‘We receive no government funding

for our food bank or any of the other

services we offer. It’s all down to

fundraising, community donations and

the loyalty and dedication of our

volunteers.

‘‘Volunteering isn’t for everyone but if

it fits with your lifestyle it can be

Many yearsofservice ... Don Lyon and his

wife,Athalie, findvolunteeringwith Kaiapoi

Community Support to be rewarding.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

tremendously rewarding,’’ Louise says.

‘‘We’ve got volunteers who are retirees

but it can also suit parents whose

children have started school.

Volunteering can also help you gain

skills and experience for the job market,

if that’s of interest to you.’’

Keeping busy makes life better,

Athalie adds.

‘‘It sounds like acliche, but that’s what

I’ve found. I’m not someone to sit at

home reading abook all day. Ilike to get

out and do something in the community.

‘‘Volunteering has put me in touch

with what’s going on in our community

and how people are doing,’’ says Athalie.

‘‘The heartbreak some people go

through; it’s been areal eye­opener to

me.’’

To ask about volunteering with the

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury

Trust, phone (03) 327 8945 (Kaiapoi) or

(03) 310 6375 (Rangiora).

SATISFYING

VOLUNTEERS

SINCE 2015

satisfyfoodrescue.org.nz

027951 6052

Celebrating National VolunteerWeek

27 –27June2020

Ourcommunities arestronger when we all work together.

2285943

ihc.org.nz/volunteer

We areluckytoliveinsuch agreat Districtwheresomanyindividualsand

organisations voluntarily give their time to the community. Council would like to

acknowledge your contribution to making Waimakaririsuch agreat place to live.

To all the foodbank volunteers,communitydrivers,committee members,emergency

services,fundraisers,environmentchampions,coaches and more–wethank you!

Youcan become avolunteer

Givingyourtimeand skills to help others can beareal boost to your personalwellbeing.

TheVolunteer Directory on council website lists manylocal groups and projects that

would appreciate morevolunteers,see belowfor the link.

Find out moreatwaimakariri.govt.nz/community/community-information

Trust offers transport options

Gettingout andabout to socialise can

makeall thedifferencetovulnerable

peopleinNorthCanterburycommunities,and

theNorth Canterbury

MiniBus Trust helps makethat happen

in the WaimakaririDistrict.

The trust,avolunteer organisation

using volunteer drivers, provides

inexpensive,specialised transport

servicesfor those who don’t havethe

ability to transportthemselves,

including the elderly, frail and

disabled.

Running for30years, the service

helps people to socialise, reducing

social isolation and supportingpeople

to engageintheir community.

Its fleetofvans and buses are

availablefor community members and

organisationstohire andsupport those

livinginKaiapoi,Rangiora,Oxfordand

Custtojoinsocial events, run errands

or attend appointments.

‘‘The mandate is to provideaservice

thatisaffordable for the peoplewe

support, so that theycan getout and

about at aminimalcost,”trust

advertisingand publicity manager Greg

Wright says.

“Theservice is accessibleand

affordable,with most of thevehicles

fittedwith wheelchairhoists.’’ Hire

prices areheld at $20 for thefirst20km

and 50 cents perkilometre after that.

Thanks to all our volunteers.

Marlborough Kaikoura

Management wants to thank

all its crews, administration

support, and families for their

dedication, professionalism

and support they provide

throughout the year.

Volunteers crucial to RDA

North Canterbury Riding for the

Disabled could not function without the

support of volunteers.

Volunteers includeskilled and

trained coaches, sidewalkers and

leaders.

Volunteers also play an important

role as horse carers,grounds people,

and serving on the committee, giving

their time willingly to support those

who have challenges in life.

‘‘Without them we could not survive,’’

chairwoman Lin Bisman says.

‘‘More volunteers and trainee

coachesare always required.’’

About 60 volunteers help at present,

with their commitment usually one to

two hours, one session aweek.

Riding days are Tuesday, Thursday

and Saturday, with volunteers choosing

aday that suits. Training is given.

Anyone interested in volunteering

can contact volunteer co­ordinator

Elspeth Gray on (021) 298 3224.

We need Volunteers

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NEWS

18 North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

In brief

Permanent residents

Acentre offering 24/7 rehabilitation at

Mandeville,supporting adults to regain

strengthand confidencebeforegoing home,

is opening its doors to permanent residents.

The North Canterbury Rehabilitation

Centre, whichopened in 2018, has gained

rest­homelevel care certificationand

welcomed its first resident, Shirley Leslie,

on June 6. The centre will also be offering

short stay respite care for people whentheir

usual care packagecannotbeprovided. A

registerednurse is always available and

physiotherapy, occupational therapy,

speech and language therapy, podiatry,

hairdressingand dietary advice is available

on site.

Warm pupils

Waiau schoolpupils will be cosy this winter

thanks to the MainPower Community Fund

and Lott Contracting.Eachpupil has

received anew merino wool jersey. Emma

Duncan,who launched the idea, says the

aim was to teach childrenthe value of

supporting the localeconomy. Many

children came from farms and were

familiar with wool and products made from

it. ‘‘I am sure these new merinojerseyswill

be worn with pride.’’

Clarification

The Rural Life pages of the June 11 edition

of the North Canterbury News carried astory

on freshwater issues carrying the byline of

Jamie McFadden, underneathwhich he was

identifiedasthe chairman of the Rural

Advocacy Network. Areader complains that

this piecewas not identified as being an

opinion piece.The paper wishestoclarify

that the piece representedthe opinionofMr

McFadden.

Champion image ... Sandra Fleet’s Lost in Thought.

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‘‘We want to thank people for their

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‘‘My work is in homes and businesses

throughout North Canterbury, so thankyou

to peopleusing me and the repeat

business Iget is reallygood. We are still

busy evenafterCovid­19.’’

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surviveand the public are supporting us.’’

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‘‘I love the creative side of it andIlike to

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Rats and hawks take toll on birds

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Ratsand hawks are the

biggest killers of blackfronted

terns and black­billed

gullchicksonthe Ashley

River.

The Ashley­Rakahuri

Rivercaregroup studiedthe

causes of deaths over the past

summer.

The group’s investigations

determinedatleast 106 gull

chicks were killed by Norway

rats, and just under 100 young

birds were takenbyharrier

hawks.

Stoats account for only a

few losses,while feralcats

and hedgehogs were not a

problem as the birdswere on

an island with good

surrounding flows of water.

Group member Grant Davey

said, at its peak, there were

more than100 ternsand 4000

gulls —the biggest numbers

since the group was formed in

1999 —present in the river.

It wasn’t difficult to find

dead birds, whichwere

mainly just feathers and

bones.

Despite anetworkof

surrounding traps, Norway

rats are alsothought to have

taken the eggs frommore than

half the ternnests, and

probablyeaten several small

chicks.

Another source of bird

deaths were nearby

powerlines, which crossed the

river not far abovethe colony.

Twenty dead gulls were

found dead under the wires,

Predator losses ... Ajuvenile black­billed gull inspects the remains of another young bird killed by

Norway rats.

PHOTO:GRANT DAVEY

and one can only guess at how

many others were injured, or

takenaway by predators

before they could be counted

by groupmembers.

Also found dead under

powerlineswere two Royal

spoonbills.“Thesebirds are

not often seen up the river,”

Mr Davey says, “so it was a

great pitytosee them

succumbinthis way.”

No terns were located,

probably becausethey fly

lower and slower.

Two dead pied stilts were

found under the lines, and it

is suspected that some

wrybills are similarly killed,

as they fly fast and higher, and

quite oftenatnight.

The groupintends to

increase its predator control

around colonies duringthe

nextbreeding season, and to

inspect under powerlines on a

moreregularbasis.

NEWS

North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

23

Rosier look to

jobless figures

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri’s unemployment figures

are not as bad as thought.

Thereappears to be some confusion

over jobseeker benefitstatistics in North

Canterbury. Figures quoted in the North

CanterburyNews on June 4, and also

referenced in areport to the

Waimakariri District Council’s June 2

meeting, indicated Waimakariri

residents on ajobseeker benefit had

risenfrom 557 at the end of Marchto

more than1200 in May.

But figures recently released by the

Ministry of Social Development(MSD) to

end of May show the number for

Waimakariri was 857, up 10 from the 847

to the end of April.

Rangiora service centremanagerTina

Robinson suggests the confusion may

have arisen from the fact the figure of

1200 was for North Canterburyasa

whole, including Hurunui and Kaikoura.

She alsonotes there is avariation in the

numbers throughout the month,with the

officialfigures giving the totalsatthe

month’s end.

The numberofresidents on a

jobseeker benefit to the end of May in

Hurunui was 174 (up from 99 in March)

and in Kaikoura was 66 (up from 29 in

March).

This gives atotal for NorthCanterbury

to the end of May of 1097,which was

more than double the figure of 498 to the

end of May last year.

The proportion of 18 to 64­year­olds in

the Canterburyregion receiving

jobseeker support to the end of Maywas

5percent, which is up 1.7% on May last

year,and is thesecondlowest in the

country.


NEWS

North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

25

Planting days planned

Three community planting days

are planned as Kaiapoi continues

to regenerate.

The WaimakaririDistrict

Council is calling for volunteers to

helpplant trees in the Honda

Forest,established last year in the

Kaiapoi east regeneration area,

now known as NormanKirk Park.

The first of the threeplanting

days willbeheld this Saturday

from 10am,with two more planned

on July11and 25.

The forestwas established in

May lastyear, withformer

Waimakaririmayor David Ayers

and HondaNew Zealand

managing director NobuyaSonoda

joining forces to unveila

commemorative basalt rock.

HondaNew Zealand is again

planning to fly staff down from

Aucklandtojoin with council staff

and local community volunteers.

It is hoped that the mighty

kahikatea willreturntoKaiapoi,

with the park comprising two

hectares of treessurroundedby

wetlands.

Waimakariri District Council

community projects officer Mike

Kwantsaysthe new forest has got

off to ahealthy start.

“Summer presented some

challenges, but overall the plants

are establishing well and looking

very healthy.

‘‘Thestormwaterareahas really

Red zone

regeneration ...

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left, and former

Waimakariri mayor

David Ayers at the

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basalt rock at the

first community

planting day at the

Honda Forest last

year.

PHOTO:FILE

takenoff, thereare manydifferent

species of birds livingtherenow.

‘‘Locals are takingsome

beautiful photos and birdwatchers

are delighting in thisnew habitat.’’

Community planting dayswill

continue to be held over the next

few years, with the project

expectedtoend in 2023.

Once the forest starts to become

established, it is expected that

walking trackswill be added.

The forest will haveanentrance

on Charles St.

Volunteers are encouraged to

bringsturdyfootwear, aspade,

gloves and adrink bottle.

For more information, contact

Mike Kwant on 0800 965468.

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

27

Kaiapoi'shistory chronicled

By SHELLEY TOPP

Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community Board

deputy chairwoman Jackie Watson has

written and published anew book

about Kaiapoi’s history.

AShort History of Kaiapoi is an

extended version of the commentary

Jackie wrote for passengers cruising

aboard the Kaiapoi River Queen and

was the idea of one of the boat’s owners,

Kaiapoi developer Jedd Pearce.

Judith and Dennis Andressand lease

the Kaiapoi River Queen from Jedd and

her other owners, Tim Smith, Nick

Harris, Geoff Mehrtens and Mark

Revis.

The pair organise sailing trips along

the Kaiapoi River.

Profits from the sales of Jackie’s book

will go to All Together Kaiapoi’s

Sculpture Fund to commission apiece

for aproposed Kaiapoi Sculpture Park

on red­zoned land near the river.

The area east of the Coast Guard

North Canterbury building, to the end

of Charles St between the stop bank and

the street, is one area being considered

for the park.

‘‘It is apleasant area of trees and

grass that would serve well as a

sculpture park.

‘‘Kaiapoi has afascinating history as

both as an important centre for pre­

European Maori and the early settlers

who arrived in the early 1800s,’’ Jackie

says.

The book has chapters ranging from

pre­European times to the various

industries that made amark on

Kaiapoi

AShort History of Kaiapoi is on sale

for $20 at Blackwells Department store

in Kaiapoi, the Kaiapoi I­site, Kaiapoi

Paper Plus and on board the Kaiapoi

River Queen.

New playground a

community effort

Ahuge community effort from parents,

contractors and businesses has helped

build anew playground area at the

Hanmer Springs School.

The design and planning took about

ayear, with aconcept plan, and living

willow hut, drawn up by Emma from

Woodland Escapes.

This signalled the start of many

other local Hurunui contractors,

builders and businesses getting

involved in the project to create an

area with acreek, rocks, sandpit,

tunnel and slide.

Native plants, seats, pathways and a

bridge add interest.

Home and School helped fundraise

for the project, which was interrupted

by Covid­19 lockdown restrictions.

Finishing touches will now be left

until spring.

Deputy principal Michelle Saric

says all the students love the

playground.

‘‘It has provided many happy hours

of play. It is afantastic asset which has

enhanced our school grounds.

‘‘It has been ahuge project with lots

of generous support from local

contractors.

‘‘So much was donated to us —in

both labour, parts and equipment,

which we really appreciate, as it has

allowed us to do more with the money

which was raised by Home and

School,’’ Ms Saric says.

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The work to make transport networks

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resilient after the 2016 earthquake is

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Agood farmtrack is constructed in

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Whencreating anew farm track,

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The baselayer provides the structural

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The surfacelayer has two functions,to

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Cow traffic does not providean

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Topsoil and grass are not suitable for

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The baseshouldbemade up of layers,

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Whenselecting materials, farmers

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The material dug out to make effluent

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Gravels, pit metal or rotten rock should

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❛Ifwatercan penetrate into

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strength and develop

potholes.❜

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Hydratedlime, evenly spreadand

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Cement can be used as astabiliser in

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Geotextiles allow water to pass

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The creationofasatisfactorytrack

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Grazing livestock are generally well

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Shelter trees reduce wind speed and

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Newborn calves can only survive for a

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suckled by their mothers. By reducing

wind chill, shelter buys more time for

newborn livestock to be mothered up.

Dense shelter can reduce wind speed

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But many trees available and sold in

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companion animals and livestock,

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Before planting, make sure the right

trees are selected. Check with your vet

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Good site preparation is essential

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Livestock must be fenced out. Dairy

farmers using electric fencing can keep

belts narrow and lift the bottom wire of

the fence once the trees are established

to allow grazing underneath.

Pre­planting spraying of existing

vegetation makes establishment easier.

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several years.

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By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura farmershavethrowntheir

support behind aMarlborough family

after alockdown tragedy.

The Murray family of Matariki

Herefords in the Clarence Valley donated

the proceeds fromthesale ofone of their

bulls at their annual on­farm sale on

Monday, June 16, to the familyof Ward

farmerGavinDowling, who was killedon

thefirst dayoflockdown.

The bull in lot9A, nicknamed ‘‘Gav’’,

fetched ahealthy$10,500,JamesMurray

says.

‘‘Gav was afriendand neighbour and he

and Rosie were agoodyoung coupleand

theyhave three young kids. It’sareallysad

story.

‘‘A Givealittle page has been set up and

people have been reallygenerous,sowe

decided to putabullupanditgot agood

response.’’

Mr Murray saysthebullsale,combined

withWoodbank Angus, got off to aflying

startwithlot 1sellingfor $42,000 to

Glenbrae Herefordsin Hawkes Bay.

In all,56outof64Hereford bullssoldfor

an averageof$9089.

‘‘It’s been oneoftheworstseasonsfor a

longtimewith thedrought,but thebulls

❛It’s been one of the worst

seasons for along time with

the drought, but the bulls have

come through really well.❜

—James Murray

have comethrough really well.

‘‘There was ahugecrowdandsomegood

buyingfor everybody, with afewtoppriced

bulls andsomegoodchunkyhill

country bulls.’’

His grandfather bought Woodbank farm

in the Clarence Valley in 1900 and it was

later divided up after World War2,with

his uncletakingoverWoodbankand his

fathersetting up Matarikistudin1953.

MrMurray and his son, Jack, farm1400

hectares,withamix ofhillcountry, flats

and 60ha of irrigated land.

They run 560 studHereford cowsand

about200 commercial cows.

The annual sale is combined with

Woodbank Angus, run by hiscousin

JohnnyMurray andhis three sons.

Woodbank sold55Angusbulls outof59

with atopprice of $16,000 and an average

of $8018.

Prices hold up despite challenges

By DIANNA MALCOLM, of MudMedia

The take­home message from last week’s

Te Mania Angus annual bull sale at

Parnassus was its solid average.

Te Mania, owned by the Wilding

family, covers 1300 hectares about 32km

south of the Kaikoura Peninsula, on the

Conway Flat.

It is the industry price barometer

among an ongoing nationwide calendar

of nearly 80 bull sales under way

throughout the country.

Last year, Te Mania was the South

Island’s top grossing bull sale, tabling

more than $1.4 million at the fall of the

final hammer.

This year’s challenges have included

the Covid­19 lockdown, drought in the

North Island, and the reality that Te

Mania was offering 10 more bulls.

The family had braced for the June 17

sale prices to be 10­20 percent softer.

While the top price was down $9000 to

$47,000 (from last year’s high of $56,000),

the sale average was tellingly only $904

shy of 2019.

The sale averaged $10,056 for agross

take of more than $1.3 million in front of

atypically big crowd of beef producers

from throughout the country.

In all, 132 of the 142 head offered sold

(with an extra four bulls sold privately in

the paddock afterwards).

The top price of $47,000 was paid by

Tangihau Angus (Gisborne) for Lot 40,

Te Mania 18450.

The second­top price of $40,000 was

paid for lot 101, Te Mania 18449, by

Umbrella Range Angus, from Waikaia in

Southland.

Jeremy Gunton, of Umbrella Range,

said he loved the bull’s performance

figures, pedigree and muscling. ‘‘He was

the bull we came for,’’ Jeremy said.

Umbrella Range was fresh off its own

annual sale on May 25, which averaged

Top dollar ...

The top price

was $47,000

for Lot 40, Te

Mania 18450.

He was bought

by Gisbornebased

Tangihau

Angus.

PHOTO: DIANNA MALCOLM,

MUDMEDIA

$10,186 for 24 bulls, including two

carrying Te Mania bloodlines.

One of the volume buyers, Ian Russell,

from Northland, bought three head for

an average of $5600. He was moving

through the country in search of 20 bulls.

He said the drawcard for Te Mania

was that the bulls were commercially

farmed, knew how to work, and weren’t

too soft.

Te Mania studmaster Will Wilding

said, given the season, the stud was

extremely happy with the result.

Continued Page 32

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For the first time in many years,

Rangiora’s Division 3men’s hockey team

has claimed back­to­back wins to start a

season undefeated.

Two early goals against University

Barbarians last Sunday set the side up

for acomfortable 4­2 victory at

MainPower turf.

Both Rangiora Division 1teams

started their campaigns over the

weekend, with the women scoring early

thanks to Macy Neale. The team was

then able to hold on to that slim

advantage for the rest of the game.

Meanwhile, the Rangiora Division 1

men were resolute against askilled

Southern United team but couldn’t take

their chances, eventually losing 2­0.

The Rangiora Hurunui Midweek

women’s team also lost 2­0 to its

Southern United counterparts to kick off

their season.

In the first home derby of the season,

Rangiora Allsorts Mid Week men took on

local rivals Hinemoa­Kaiapoi Kauri in

an entertaining fixture where both

teams had several chances to claim the

match, but in the end Rangiora’s

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Kauri 1.

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Platinum Men: Rangiora A1(Loock

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Women: Rangiora A5(Kaylee

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From Page 30

As always, Te Maniatransformed its sale

into an event.Everyone was excited to exit

lockdown, and they cameready to mingle.

‘‘We justreally thankeveryone for

coming, and especially our buyers,’’ Will

said.‘‘We had eight studtransfers, so we

were really happywith that.’’

Will said the family’s pre­sale pick for

the sale­topper swungbetween the two

top­priced bulls.

The data on Lot 40 (top price)showed

that he was perfectlybalanced and hard to

faultphenotypically, he said.

‘‘He is just areally easy­going, and wellput­together

bull.’’

Will said he was alsopleased to notethat

buyers appeared to be taking intoaccount

the data displayed on each bull.

‘‘We’ve always believed in it, but it’s

greatthat our clients are also putting their

buying faith in it.’’

Within Te Mania’s total was its annual

nod to charity. The proceeds from lot 99A

($14,000) was shared between St John at

Cheviot,and theCheviot Home and

School.

It was welcome news for the school, after

its decision to cancel theParnassus

Cheviot Rip Snorter Pig Hunt,its main

annual fundraiser,because of Covid­19.

The money will be used to re­build its

playground.

Results

Atotal of 132 bulls from the 142 on offer

were sold at an average of $10,056.

Lot 40, $47,000 to Tangihau Angus; Lot

101, $40,000toUmbrella Range; Lot 41,

$26,000 to Cleardale; Lot 39, $19,000 to

RanuiAngus/Ridgewood Farms;Lot 37,

$16,500 to Penvose Angus;Lot 35, $16,000 to

Fossil CreekAngus;Lot 25,$15,000to

Stokman Angus;Lot 31, $13,000 to Haldon

Station.—Results supplied by PGG

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Defending champions step up

By LINDSAY KERR and

PETER WILLIAMS

It was business as usual for

defending champions

Glenmark­Cheviot when it

started the 2020 North

Canterbury rugby campaign

on Saturday with adecisive

45­21 win against Oxford.

The eagerly anticipated

start to the season resulted in

wins for all visiting sides,

with Saracens, Hurunui and

Kaiapoi also picking up

victories.

So often atitle contender,

the game started badly for

Oxford when the kick­off did

not go the required distance

and the side was immediately

on the back foot.

Glenmark­Cheviot duly

took control and within five

minutes the scene was set

when Alex Robson scored.

Oxford then struck back

and showed it had the

ammunition, particularly in

the forwards, to compete

against its fancied rivals.

Dan Brooker scored after a

maul carried him over the

line and the scores were

locked at seven apiece.

However, it was the

accurate boot of Brook

Retallick that quickly began

to dictate the direction of the

game.

From defensive positions

he was able to quickly turn

the tide into an attacking one

for his side.

His accurate goal kicking

was also afactor.

Before half­time, the wellorganised

visitors ran in

three more converted tries,

along with apenalty. to lead

24­7 at half­time.

Oxford looked abetter unit

in the second half, but it was

Glenmark­Cheviot that

scored first after agaping

hole was found on the blind.

SPORTS RESULTS

RUGBY

Amberley GolfClub

Holland Cup winner: KPepper.

Ladies Par:LRobertson ­4, KRowell ­

6, SWiddowson ­6.

Senior Men Par: RHornblow +1, J

Robertson ­1, DWilliams ­1, SHeslop ­1,

PCumming ­1, GDunlop ­1.

Oxford was next to score,

having kept Glenmark

scoreless for 15 minutes. This

came from adefence

situation, when Nick Inch

seized an intercept 55m out.

Glenmark­Cheviot scored

two more tries, with Oxford

adding some respectability

with its third try when fulltime

beckoned.

Along with Retallick,

second­five­eight Mike

Keane also made abig

contribution to his side’s

effort.

He often ran on angles and

was able to pierce gaps in the

Oxford defence.

Scoreboard: Glenmark­

Cheviot 45: Alex Robson,

Jacob Vincent, George Fox

(2), Jordy Gray (2) tries; Brook

Retallick, six conversions

and apenalty. Oxford 21: Dan

Brooker, Nick Inch, Matt

Roberts tries; Angus

Mitchell, three conversions.

Hard­fought win

Saracens won the

Rakahura Shield with ahardearned

22­18 win over Ashley.

Ashley scored two tries to

one, but the boot of Ricky

Allin kept Saracens in the

lead for the duration.

Ashley had the better of the

final exchanges and earned a

deserved bonus point when

the side scored its second try

on full­time.

Brent Hancox, playing out

of position on the side of the

scrum, was Saracens’ player

of the day, while front rower

Josh Duckworth was Ashley’s.

Scoreboard: Saracens 22:

Jessie Bowring try, Ricky

Allin five penalties and a

conversion. Ashley 18: Josh

Duckworth, Brent Cameron

tries; Anthony Tavendale, a

conversion and penalty, Scott

Barber, apenalty.

Tries galore

Hurunui stormed into its

season with anine try 53­12

rampage against Woodend.

It took Woodend 10 minutes

before it got ahand on the

ball, but this did not halt

Hurunui’s charge as the side

went to a36­0 lead at halftime.

Woodend got into the game

in the second half, scoring

two tries.

Scoreboard: Hurunui 53:

Digby Heard, Sam Boyne (4),

Brian Anderson, Andrew

Murdoch (2), Ryan Nesbitt,

tries; Matt Hickey four

conversions. Woodend 12:

Matt Hand and Will Clifford

tries; Clifford aconversion.

Big Kaiapoi win

Kaiapoi and Ohoka

ushered in the post­Covid

rugby season with an

entertaining game. Kaiapoi

won the clash 48­17.

Kaiapoi dominated the

opening stanzas and was

rewarded with atry to

captain Jacob Hurring after

10 minutes.

Ohoka bounced back and

made the most of the running

for the next 20 minutes, with

asole penalty goal kicked by

Patrick McCallum to show for

the side’s endeavours.

In the last five minutes of

the half Kaiapoi took the

game by the throat, with

Kimeon Reade and the

mercurial Dante Love both

touching down to take

Kaiapoi’s half­time lead out

to 19­3.

The first of two tries to Rob

Samson stretched the side’s

lead further straight after

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Anderson 77. Bronze A: LSteele 76, L

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half­time, but Ohoka then

embarked on its best form of

the match.

Its lineout was working

particularly well, and put

Kaiapoi under pressure.

Ill­discipline, which cost

Kaiapoi dearly last season,

started to reappear.

When it was penalised hard

on defence, several players

started questioning the

referee and Ohoka’s Ryan

McCallum, sensing Kaiapoi

was momentarily

disorganised, took aquick tap

and atry resulted.

Afew minutes later Max

Lines repeated the dose and,

with Patrick McCallum

converting both tries for

Ohoka, Kaiapoi’s lead had

been pruned to just nine

points.

To Kaiapoi’s credit it

immediately applied the

blowtorch, with Love, Reade

and Samson all scoring their

second tries of the match,

with apenalty try being

thrown in for good measure.

The Kaiapoi backs turned

on ascintillating display.

Without doubt Dante Love

was the star of the show,

cutting through almost at will

especially in the final

quarter.

Ryan Clark tackled his

heart out and excelled up

front for Kaiapoi.

Two players new to the

team this year excelled for

Ohoka.

Prop Bernie Ryan toiled

and his accurate lineout

throwing helped his jumpers

immensely, while No. 10

Patrick McCallum, returning

to the club for which he

played all his junior rugby,

showed he will be abig asset.

He directed play expertly

from the pivot position and

his goal­kicking will be an

added bonus.

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McKenzie 77.

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34 North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

Youth groups rebound

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri’s youth are back

in action. With manyevents

cancelledbecause of the

Covid­19 lockdown, the

WaiYouth events group is

keen to get some local

activitieshappening.

‘‘We havekicked into gear

with WaiYouth meetings. We

had alot of ideas before the

lockdown, but we’ve lost a

couple of months so we’re

keen to get things happening,’’

WaimakaririDistrict

Council youth development

facilitator SamRedmansays.

The first event will be a

‘‘silent rave’’ in the Rangiora

Town Hall on July 18, with

tickets now on sale.

The popular ‘‘all night

party’’ has beenpostponed

untilSeptember, while the

‘‘centrestage’’teen talent

competition will be held in

October.Activities to support

youngpeople sitting exams

will be planned in November

in partnershipwith

Waimakariri Libraries.

A‘‘silent rave’’ is adance

partywhere participants are

provided withhead sets

connectedtoasound system,

Sam says.

‘‘Everybody has fun, but it’s

mostly silent because

everyone has the music in

theirheadphones. It’sabit of

anovelty, because not

everyone has experienced it

before, but it’saninteresting

idea because you can decide

whether you want to listento

the music and you can control

the volume.’’

To speedthe planning

process, WaiYouth has split

intotwo groups, one group

planning the ‘‘silent rave’’and

the other startingwork on an

‘‘all night party’’.

The WaimakaririYouth

Council continued to meetvia

conferencingapp Zoom

during the lockdown. It will

holdits first face­to­face

meeting on Tuesday, Sam

says.

‘‘The video meetings were

novel to begin with,but aftera

couple of weeks everyone was

overitand wanted to get back

to that human interaction.’’

It will also be achancefor

fivenew recruits, including

Sam Redman

... ‘‘We had a

lot of ideas

before the

lockdown, but

we’velost a

couple of

months so

we’rekeen to

get things

happening.’’

PHOTO: FILE

three Kaiapoi High School

pupils, to attend theirfirst

meeting, Sam says.

‘‘It’s exciting to see young

people ready to be involved

and making adifference in

their community.’’

The youthcouncil’s Dudley

Parkproject will be top of the

agenda. The Waimakariri

DistrictCouncil allocated

$20,000inlast year’s annual

planfor aprojecttocreate a

morefamily friendly spaceat

Rangiora’s DudleyPark.

Issues around youth

development,employment

and the role of young people

in the new post­Covid

environment are also likelyto

be discussed overthe coming

months.

The Art and Craft of Costumes

Join SusanPeach foratalk about

how to designand make costumes

at the Amberley LibraryonMonday,

June 29, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Susan’s sewingskills extend from

making simple costumes for

children’splays to elaborate

replicasofhistorical dressesfor

grandoccasions. She will show

Victorian outfits (male and female)

she created for aHeritage Festival,

and discuss whatitwas like for

womenofthat period to wearand

care for suchchallenging clothes.

Cost:1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits

or donation appreciated.

Registrations: (03)314 3406 or email

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com.

Guinea pig show

Aguineapig show will be held at 38

Rangiora Woodend Road,

Woodend, on Sunday, July 19. Doors

will open from11amto2pm. Gold

coin entry. Main judging starts at

11am.Publicpets have to be

registered by 11am,with judging at

noon.Cost is $5 an animal. Dress up

your animalwith a‘‘colours of the

rainbow’’theme. Animal sales will

also be available. For enquiries,

ring Jenny on (021) 145 7245.

Bridge lessons

Lessons will begin at theRangiora

Bridge Club on Monday, July6,at

7pm. They will run for 11 weeks

with atop New Zealand tutor. The

lessons are free for under­25s and

returners. It is $50 for new learners.

Entries: rangiorabridge@xtra.co.nz

or rangiorabridgeclub.co.nz.

Flax­weaving introduction

Join MariaNoering and Carol

Maxwell for an introduction to

raranga —the craft of Maori flaxweaving

—atCheviotonJuly 4from

10am to 1pm.They will talk about

the tikanga of sustainably

harvestingflax (harakeke) and

guide participants through making

their own putiputi (flower), whichis

agreat waytolearn flax­weaving

basics. Cost:3TimeBank Hurunui

credits or $17. Morning tea

included. Registrations essential:

(03) 314 3406oremail

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com.

Matariki and Maori navigation

Join Nukuroa and Heidi

Tirikatene­Nash at the Amberley

SchoolHall on Wednesday, July 15,

from 7pm to 8.30pm, for atalk

aroundthe significance of Matariki,

the starsand othernatural systems

that helped in navigating and

wayfinding.Heidiwill share her

journey as crew on the traditionally

designed Waka Haunui,aspart of

the 2019 Tuia250 Flotilla

commemorations. Cost: 1.5

TimeBank Hurunuicredits or koha

appreciated. Registrations: (03)

314 3406, or email

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com

Berry and currant bushpruning

Gardeners Gary Burgess andLorna

Sandeman will show how to clean

up berry and currantbushes with

the rightthinning and shaping

techniques at Waipara on Sunday,

July 19, from 11am to 1pm.

Participants willbeable to try their

hand at pruning. There willalso be

discussion on the general

maintenanceofberry and currant

beds. Registrations can be made at

(03) 314 3406 or email

tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com


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VIEW Sunday 28 Jun 3.00 -3.30pm

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whose thoughts have already turned to their next

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3Hassall Street, Rangiora

Enquiries Over $499,000

Natural light, atrue delight!

Beautifully designed family-friendly

home in quiet cul-de-sac, this is a

lovely home you must investigate.

Flat 4/10 McAlpine Place, Rangiora

Enquiries Over $285,000

Alittle beauty! NEW LISTING

Ticking all the boxes, this lovely low

maintenance, permanent material, rear

unit is sure to attract interest from a

wide range of potential buyers.

Michelle Facer

Sales Consultant

M 027 307 4530

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz

Richard Green

Business Partner

M 0275 364 260

E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz

4 1 2 2 177 600

Viewing: Sunday 12:00 -12:30pm

Ref: TPNC8373

tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale

20 Belmont Avenue, Rangiora

Enquiries Over$850,000

Pedigree Position

Nestled on aprivate, 1240m2 section

in one of the Rangiora's true blue-chip

locations, this expansive home is

offered for sale with genuine

commitment by our motivated owners.

Impressive from the entrance way to

the manicured gardens. Just stunning,

view today...

April Wellington

Sales Consultant

M 027 722 7354

E april.wellington@tallpoppy.co.nz

4 2 2 3 337 1240

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Ref: TPNC7918

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317 Mount Grey Road, Loburn

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Two for the price of one!

Ideal for large families with teenage

children or elderly relatives, this

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M 027 722 7354

E april.wellington@tallpoppy.co.nz

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Ref: TPNC8360

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M 027 307 4530

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz

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E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz

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Enquiries Over $645,000

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M 027 307 4530

E michelle.facer@tallpoppy.co.nz

Richard Green

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M 0275 364 260

E richard.green@tallpoppy.co.nz

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Enquiries over $550,000

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Enquiries Over $495,000

Built To Last -NEW LISTING

Located on aquiet corner section in

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E regine.jeff@tallpoppy.co.nz

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M 027 442 2277

E rachael.lay@tallpoppy.co.nz

4 1 2 2 178 502

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WINTER FARM MAINTENANCE &CLASSIFIEDS

38 North Canterbury News, June 25, 2020

Public Notices

Public Notices

Export time ... ARutbuster being loaded into acontainer by

Rangiora Transport for shipping from Lyttelton to Melbourne,

Australia.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Rutbuster fills

in irrigator ruts

Talk to afarmer about his

centre­pivot irrigator and you

will inevitably find yourself

talking about the problems

caused by wheel tracks or

ruts, and irrigators getting

stuck and breaking drive

mechanisms, usually in the

middle of the night.

Wheel ruts have, until now,

been an unavoidable

consequence of operating a

centre­pivot irrigator.

Because the wheels track

along the same path on each

and every revolution, the

ground on this path becomes

slightly depressed and, from

that time, water collects in

the depressions and it

becomes arut.

Over time, this rut becomes

more of aproblem, putting a

strain on the irrigator and

making it more difficult to

drive the wheels.

This inevitably results in

machinery failure and, as

Murphy’s Law states, it’s

usually at the most

inconvenient moment.

Filling the ruts is only part

of the solution. It needs to be

done well, with the ruts filled

properly, safely and

efficiently.

North Canterbury­based

ICS Farm Machinery makes

the ICS Rutbuster. This

unique piece of machinery is

locally designed and

manufactured by the New

Zealand­owned and operated

company.

It provides asafe, efficient

way of dealing with irrigation

ruts in asingle pass. It needs

only one operator, making it

easier to fill ruts of virtually

any depth. There is no

grading of overflow, as

required by other systems,

and no need to compact after

filling the rut.

The Rutbuster is safe to

operate as the tractor wheels

straddle the rut rather than

driving in it. The Rutbuster

fills to the fence line, resulting

in awell­filled tidy rut.

It is solid and robust,

designed for New Zealand

and Australia’s tough

conditions.

They are built by ateam of

dedicated Kiwis —more

specifically, agroup

comprising some of

Canterbury’s most skilled

engineers.

The ICS Rutbuster’s

popularity has seen the

company expand sales

overseas, with Rutbusters

regularly leaving the country.

The company is enjoying

positive feedback from

Australia, South America and

Egypt.

The Rutbuster comes with a

12 month warranty, as well as

customer choice of colour and

modifications to suit, if

required.

For more information, visit

icsfarmmachinery.com, call

0800 641146, or visit its

Facebook page.

Rangiora High School

Out of Zone Enrolments

The Rangiora High School Board of Trustees has

determined that in 2021 three Year 9places are

available for out of zone enrolment.

Applications for out of zone enrolments close on

Friday 31 July 2020. If the number of out of zone

applications exceeds the number ofplaces being

offered, students will beselected by ballot. If a

ballot is required, it will beheld on 4August 2020.

Parents will be informed of the outcome of the

ballot within threeschool days.

Applications from out of zone students will be

processed in the following order of priority:

(1) students accepted for enrolment in aspecial

programme run bythe school (i.e. mainstream

learning support);

(2) siblings of current students;

(3) siblings of former students;

(4) children of former students;

(5) children of employees at the school;

(6) all other applicants (by ballot if required).

For further information please contact (03) 311

8888 or email enrolments@rangiorahigh.school.nz

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

The Lord Jesus Christ said:

“Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the

children of GOD. Blessed are they which are persecuted for

righteousness sake: for their’s is the kingdom of heaven”.

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Further Notice

of By-Election

Forthe West Ward

Nominations to fillthe extraordinaryvacancy forthe West Ward have been

received from MaryHollowayand Jeffrey Alan Walker.

As nominations have nowclosed andthe number of nominations exceed

the number of vacancies an election will be conducted by postalvotingto

determine the successful candidate.Voting will open on Thursday23July

and close at 12 noon on Friday14August2020.

Enrolmentand Special Voting Arrangements

Residents within the West Ward area who arenot listedonthe final

electoral roll forthis election canenrol by calling 0800367656, visiting

the Electoral CommissionWebsite(www.vote.nz) or obtaining enrolment

forms at Postshopsorthe Hurunui District Counciloffice up to 4pm Thursday

13 August2020.

West Ward ratepayers who liveoutside the West Ward area and who arenot

listedonthe final electoral roll forthiselection canenrol on or before 4pm on

Thursday13August2020 by completing and returning aratepayerenrolment

form, available from the Hurunui District Counciloffice or website.

Special voting facilities forthe by-electionwillbeavailable at the Hurunui

District Council Office, 66 CartersRoad (SH1), Amberleyduring normal office

hoursbetween Thursday23July and 12 noon on Friday14August2020.

AnthonyMorton

Electoral Officer

PO Box3138, Christchurch 8140

www.hurunui.govt.nz 0800 666 928

MEETINGS NOTICE

The following meetings will be held in July 2020.

All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers,

215 High Street, Rangiora, unless otherwise stated.

Waimakariri ZoneCommittee

Monday 6July commencing at 3.30pm.

Council

Tuesday 7Julycommencing at 1pm.

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Wednesday8July at 7pm at the West Eyreton Hall,

2Earlys Road, West Eyreton.

(The Public Forum section of the agenda will occur

from 7pm to 7.25pm.)

Rangiora-AshleyCommunity Board

Wednesday8July at 7pm.

Woodend-Sefton Community Board

Monday 13 July at6pm at the Woodend Community

Centre, School Road, Woodend.

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

Monday 20 July at 5pm at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centre, 176 WilliamsStreet, Kaiapoi.

Audit and Risk Committee

Tuesday 21 July at 9.30am.

Utilities and Roading Committee

Tuesday 21 July at 4pm.

Multi-Sports Facility (Stadium Waimakariri)

Steering Group

Thursday 23 July at 10.15am.

All meetings are open tothe public. Agendas are

available twoworking days prior to meeting.

Agendas and minutes for meetings can be found on

the Council’s website:waimakariri.govt.nz.

Sarah Nichols

GOVERNANCE MANAGER

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RANGIORA Promotions

AGM. Tuesday 30 June ­

5:30pm Drinks/Nibbles ­

6pm start, Rangiora RSA

Club. Nomination forms,

agenda, 2019 minutes and

financial report are available

at www.

rangiorapromotions.co.nz.

RSVP

to

rangiorasecretary@gmail.com

by 26 June.

BALCAIRN public hall,

special re­opening event,

Molly’s Remedy, Saturday

11th July 2020 ­8pm. We

welcome back Mary

Dunne, Helen Fahy and

Monica Millar to kickstart

our concert series return!.

Tickets $25 (cash) from:

Sally Mac’s, Amberley,

Sefton Garage, Stan’s 7

Day Pharmacy, Rangiora.

Or book via www.balcairnhall.

com. Light supper ­Alcohol

free /CDS/ Raffles.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Wanted To Rent

WANTING house with

grazing /lifestyle property

for horses. We are aprofessional

couple with one

baby. Needs to be pet

friendly. Any area considered.

We have lived on

lifestyle property for 10

plus years so knowledgeable

with managing land.

Landlords are selling so

need to move. Excellent

references can be provided.

Ph Troy on 021 122 1960 or

email troy@atcaccounting.nz.


Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary to

NCEA level 3. Math, Literacy

and Science (NCEA).

Each student on an

individually­ tailoured programme.

Kip McGrath

Rangiora has been serving

the local community for 30

years. Give us a call or

book your free assessment

online 03 313 3638 https:/

/www.kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora

Cars For Sale

PEUGOT 607 2002

105,000kms, auto, colour

bronze, AC, alloys, fuel

injected, leather, power

windows, sunroof, stereo,

economical, cam replaced,

genuine sale, $6250 ono.

Phone 027 494 8251.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

CASH / CASH for any

unwanted vehicles, ph 347

9354 or 027 476 2404.

Accountant

Firewood

FIREWOOD bone dry

Macrocarpa firewood $120

per square metre. Delivered

as far North as Amberley.

Ph George 021 0845 3787.

DRY pine cones, no

needles. Pick up 3 mins

from Rangiora, $5 per sack,

purchase 10, receive 11.

Can deliver to Rangiora for

asmall fee. Please phone

027 649 3451.

Livestock

TEXEL ROMNEY cross

ewe hoggets suitable for

breeding /lifestyle blocks.

Phone 021 626 449 or 03

385 4966.

HOMEKILL

Butchery &

meat processing

313 0022

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Gardening

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimmingand

general gardening. Telephone

Daniel 027 373 7001

tidytreesandgarden@gmail.com.

ROSE PRUNING, 20

years exp, professional

local service. Ph Rosemary

03 313 6399 or 021 060

1200.

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Trade&Services

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River / Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

rock, paving, all alterations

new and old. Quality workmanship

guaranteed, visit

www.featureworks.co.nz

or phone 027 601 3145.

Trade&Services

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

INSULATION, walls,

ceiling, underfloor. Free

quotes. Covering all of

North Canterbury. Phone

027 727 9162.

BUILDER, decking, veranda’s,

concrete and alterations.

LBP. Ph Zatara

Builders 027 727 9162.

BUILDERS father &son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silicone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free no obligation quote. Ph

Darryl 0800 882 772.

PAINTER, qualified, local

professional. Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

Appliance Repairs

Trade&Services

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T­shirts,

Hoodies, Hi­Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

Builder

Trade&Services

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

2225862

2286701

Trade &Services

Butchery

39

Reliable new business based in and

servicing the North Canterbury area.

Here for all your garage door needs!

•Repairs •Servicing

•Installation

Give usacall/email today todiscuss

any garage door issues with our

friendly and professional team.

Dean Sangster

027 225 7445 |03319 8549

dean@summitgaragedoors.co.nz

www.summitgaragedoors.co.nz

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Debra Jowsey &KarlaKilner

Ph 03314 9480

We help with all Taxreturns for the

salary &wage earner,self employed, rental,

business,farm,GST,pay day filing

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•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

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ASKO, Ariston, LG,Classique,

Haier, Samsung and more....

“For best resultsbesuretouseauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

1913020

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Chiropractic Services

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor

Injury, accidents and maintenance

ACC Registered and Accredited

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

03 0278 686 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2103107

Computer Repairs

Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

2276525v2

Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

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COULD

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Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

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Electrician

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

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

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•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

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MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

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Plus all excavation and truck hire

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

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Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

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2010 Toyota Prius S

•1.8LHybridPetrolAuto

•Keyless, Climate Control

•Only78,100km

WAS$17,995

NOW $

14,995

2014 CorollaGX

•1.8Lpetrolauto, Bluetooth

•Cruise control

•Traction &StabilityControl

$

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2010 Toyota Wish

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•Alloys

$

11,995

•Climateair

2016 Toyota Corolla GLX

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•Bluetooth, Reversecamera

•Alloys

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43,995

2007 Toyota CamryGL

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6,995

2013Toyota Aqua

•1.5LHybrid PetrolAuto

•ParkingSensors

•Bluetooth

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2017 Corolla GLX

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•ReverseCamera

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19,995

2018 Corolla GLX

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•Done 24,900km, Alloys

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2017 Rav4 GXL

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•ReverseCamera

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25,995

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27,995

2013Rav4 GX

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$

19,995

2016 CamryGL

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•Bluetooth, reversecamera

•Only48,500km

$

20,995

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•Bluetooth, ReverseCamera

•Done 29,100km

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22,995

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54,995

2016 PradoVX

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$

61,995

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•7-seater, leather

•360° camera

$

81,995

2015LandCruiser PradoVX

•3.0L TurboDiesel Auto

•7-Seater,Leather, Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera

$

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•ClimateAir

WAS$51,995

NOW $

49,995

2012LandCruiser VX200 Series

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•Done 95,900km

$

77,995

2018 LandCruiserPrado VX

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Facelift Model

•Only13,600km

WAS$69,995

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67,995

2018 HiluxSR5 Cruiser 4WD

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, auto

•18” alloys, leather

•Satnav,ReverseCamera

$

49,995

$ $ NOW $ •4-door,Satnav

108,995

35,995

7,995

$

•ToyotaSafetySense 46,995

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•4.5LTwin TurboDiesel

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•6-Seater

1999Hilux Single Cab

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•3-seater,flatdeck

•Towbar

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