North Canterbury News: July 02, 2020

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Retailers feel the love

By DAVID HILL

North Canterbury residents

are answering the call to buy

local and Christchurch visitors

are escapingsuburban malls.

It is all addinguptoa

buoyant spell for localretailers

as the regionadjusts to life

after lockdown.

Rangiora Promotions

chairman RossDitmer says

there has been plenty of

positivity on High Street.

‘‘We wanttocontinue the

momentum,’’hesays.

‘‘It will be interesting to see

what happens withthe wage

subsidy running out andthe

impactofrising unemployment.’’

Mr Ditmer, who is also

Bayleys Rangioramanager,

says whilepropertylistings are

down, the market remains

buoyant.

Rangiora Showcase

JewellersstoreownerJulienne

Stewart says she is feeling

positive for the community.

‘‘It’snice to seepeopleout on

the street and smiling more.

Local is supportinglocal. I

think it’sfantastic.’’

Country Lane store owner

Karla Lattimoresaid the shop

had a‘‘big influx’’ when it reopenedafter

the lockdown.

‘‘I think we live in areally

good community and

everybody is trying to support

each other.We’ve had people

in from Christchurch and

Methven,sopeople are starting

to comeout this way.’’

Life PharmacyRangiora

pharmacistPeterDobbs says

business is mixed.

Prescriptionsand general

healthcaresales are up, but

there is uncertaintyaround the

globalsupply chainfor

medications.

Continued Page 2

Life after lockdown ... Life Pharmacy Rangiora pharmacist Peter Dobbs says local support continues

to be strong.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Quarry

plan for

course

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Agravel quarry planned at the

Rangiora Racecourse has riled nearby

West Belt residents.

Taggart Earthmoving Ltd has

applied to the Waimakariri District

Council to establish aquarry inside the

track, and on racecourse land to the

northeast.

It anticipates it will extract up to

700,000 cubic metres of material over a

15­year period.

Angry West Belt residents say their

property values will plummet, dust and

noise will disturb their lifestyle, their

rural outlook to the west will be an

eyesore, and the retirement plans of

some to subdivide will be in tatters.

Rangiora Harness Racing Club

president Greg Wright says the club

needs income from the racecourse to

support ongoing work there.

‘‘There is not agreat lot of income

coming out of racing at the moment.’’

The club looked at how best to use its

grounds and supported the Taggart

application. The company had an issue

with not being able to access the

nearby riverbed during the nesting of

birds, so being able to use the

racecourse provided a‘‘reasonable

combination of benefits’’.

‘‘Taggart gets the shingle and we

derive some benefits,’’ Mr Wright says.

The land is zoned rural, and is not

suitable to subdivide for housing. A

minimal area would be dug up at any

one time and any potential for dust and

noise from quarrying were for the

council and Environment Canterbury

to deal with during the application

process.

‘‘We don’t see any disruption to the

activities at the course.’’

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Shops enjoy post-Covid bounce

From Page 1

Rivers to Rangesco­owner

Anna Morris saysbusiness has

boomed since the lockdown.

‘‘We’vehad lots of interest

and people are keen to get

back outdoors. We’ve had

amazingsupport from local

people.’’

RealityBites Cafemanager

SandeepSinghsays patronage

has gradually risen in the four

weeks since lockdown,with

people pleasedtoget outand

have a‘‘real coffee’’.

The Little Book Company

owner Rob Goldsmith says

business is stronger than prelockdown.

‘‘Our only problem

is getting stock in. We cancelled

shipmentswhen we

went into lockdown because

we didn’tknow what was going

to happen.’’

KaiapoiPromotions Association

business manager

Martyn Cook says‘‘shoplocal’’

has becomethe new national

anthem.

BlackwellsDepartment

Store co­owner Michael

Blackwell sayshefeels

fortunatetostill be trading in

the post­Covid­19 environment.

‘‘Post­lockdown,people’s

behaviours have changed so

we’ve seenalot more people

who would have shoppedatthe

malls keeping it local,and

we’ve had people from

Christchurch comingout for a

drive in the weekends.’’

Next door,Coffee Culture

Kaiapoiowner­operator

Rachel Fletcher saysher cafe

is busy. ‘‘We’re probably doing

about 90 percent of our pre­

Covid levels, so we’re almost

there. Whenyou spendthat

long insideyour house, you just

want to spend time with other

people,don’t you?’’

Cattermoles Butcheryowner

Booming since lockdown ... Cattermoles

Butchery owner Chris Beach.

Strong sales ... Rivers to Ranges co­owner

Anna Morris.

ChrisBeach says business is

booming as localsare rediscoveringtheir

local butcher.

‘‘I’mnot too surewhat it is. It

couldbepeople shopping

locally or people travelling, but

they seem to wanttoknow

wheretheir meat comes from.’’

CrazeFashion store owner

Sherie McKinlay saysKaiapoi

and Rangiora have become a

destination forcity shoppers.

‘‘We’ve got lots of groupsof

ladies coming out from

Christchurch because they

can’tjust jump on aplane and

have agirls’ weekend in

Melbourne.’’

WaimakaririMayor Dan

Gordon encourages residents

to continue to shoplocally.

‘‘Themessage is it’snot just

localtoyour community, but

take theopportunity to enjoy

the boutique shopping our

Busier ... The Little Book

Company owner Rob Goldsmith.

The Widest Music Variety

Destination shopping ... Craze Fashion owner

Sherie McKinlay.

districthas to offer.

‘‘Emma’sofOxford is a

favouriteofmine and on a

Sunday there’s the Oxford

Farmer’s Marketand the art

gallery,and there’s alot of

really good experiencesfor

people.’’

Mr Gordonsays whilethere

havebeen redundancies, there

are signsthat thelocal

economy is faring well.

‘‘Another signal is the

interest fromdeveloperskeen

to invest here. Therehas been

an increaseinthe last month

or so.’’

Building consent

applications for new houses

remain strong,Waimakariri

DistrictCouncil strategy and

engagement manager Simon

Markhamsays. ‘‘We’ve been

getting plus or minus600

consents each year since 2014,

so the question is, where will

that track fromhere?

‘‘We need to be positive

because thereare many good

indicators, but we need to be

cautious because we don’t

know whatthe end resultis

going to be, and thisisan

unprecedented global event.’’

The counciliscontinuing to

work on itsrecovery plan, with

initial feedback due by July 3.

Ideas so far include more

streetand themed festivals, a

fire station at Eyrewell,aseed

library, acouncil­funded local

shuttle, and engaging local

businessesfor local projects.

‘‘We’re getting ...ideas for

doing things differently,which

is great and it’s the sort of

innovativeand out­of­the­box

thinkingwhich happensout of

these type of events,’’ Mr

Markham says.

All go ... Coffee Culture Kaiapoi owneroperator

Rachel Fletcher, left, and her sister

Alice Lindley­Fletcher.

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Campaign backs

local businesses

A‘‘Show the Loveand Shop Local’’campaign has been

launched by AmberleyNZ to promote businessesand

buildonashift to supporting home­grownenterprises.

AmberleyNZ’s chairwoman Claire Inkson says it is

aimedatgivingAmberley businesses amuch­needed

boostand encouragingNorth Canterbury locals to

spendtheir moneyasclose to home as possible.

‘‘ThemajorityofAmberley businesses are boutique,

unique and locally owned. Our business owners

deeply appreciateevery time localschoose to shop

with them,and the relationships theybuild with their

customersisjust so special.

‘‘Youdon’t get that online, and you don’t get thatin

achain store,’’she says.

Claire saysthe businesses have investedinthe

community. They donatetofundraisersand sports

teams, andgoout of theirway to provide the best

productsand services for locals. ‘‘It’s avital,symbiotic

relationship thatweneed to value,’’she says.

The campaign will include asocial media

campaign, signage around the town and merchandise

thatcan be boughtfrom the AmberleyNZ store.

Locals are encouraged to get behind the campaign

by sharing the socialmedia posts, recommending and

shouting out to their favouritebusinesses.

Claire saysfor many small firms it will be along

road to recovery, with some having already closed.

‘‘Thestrength of the economy going forward is

precarious,and when wage subsidies finally runout,

the fragilityofsome businessesmay lead to further

closures. One of the positive aspects of lockdown,

however, is agreaterappreciation by the general

public of small business, and an understanding of how

vital thosebusinessesare to rural towns.’’

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Quarrying proposal

From Page 1

‘‘We are not digging up

anywhere wherehorses are

worked and the impact from

vehicles would be confined to

RiverRoad.’’

If the bid was successful,

the club would enteracommercial

deal with Taggart,

ensuring the land was

remediatedand regrassed.

Taggart, in its application,

says it anticipates operating

from 7am to 6pm Mondayto

Friday, and 7am to 3pm on

Saturdays.Hours would

depend on demand and may

not be continuous.

Up to 15,000 cubic metres

couldbestockpiled on site in

mounds up to 5m high. However,extractionwould

be

limited by racecourse

activitiesand wouldgenerally

occurfrom 10am to 5pm.

Council regulation manager

Nick Harrisonsays the

resourceconsent application

from Taggart is in itsinfancy.

It had been lodged, and staff

had sought more information.

Meanwhile,the councilhas

been given aheads­up about

the proposal by planning staff.

MayorDan Gordonsays he

appreciates the proximity to

residentialareas. ‘‘Once we

have received afull and final

application, the effects on

nearby residentswill,of

course, be consideredaspart

of the resourceconsent

process.”

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Opportunity knocks for St John in Rangiora

By STAFF REPORTERS

An opportunity shopwhich

openedinRangiora on Saturday

will help keepthe wheels of

St John turning.

The op shop, on the corner of

Blackett and Ashley Streets, will

also helpthe Waimakariri

St John Area Committee deliver

community and youth

programmes,keep its health

shuttle on the road, and provide

its volunteer caring­caller

service for those who livealone

or who are lonely.

South Island retail manager

Steve McLean says community

and volunteer support for the

Bargain­hunting ... Vinyl

collector and ‘‘op shop addict’’

Andy Lukey, from Christchurch,

checks out the records on opening

day.

venture has been overwhelming.

‘‘It is all about fundraising,

becausethat is how we continue

to operate.Not everyone knows

that ambulances are only partfunded,’’

he says.

‘‘There is aconsiderable

shortfall and throughother

fundraising and the op shop we

can generate income.’’

It also provides acost­effective

way for peopleinthe community

to buygoods whichwere getting a

second life.

‘‘Post Covid,wehave been told

to keep it local. This is agreat

way to keep it local and it goes

back to the community through

health programmes and our

volunteers.’’

Acrowd watched Waimakariri

MayorDan Gordon, and shop

manager JewelsO’Hare cut the

ribbon to declare the shop open.

Mr Gordon saidthe district was

luckytohaveStJohn and

volunteers providing front­line

medicalresponseand

communityprogrammes.

‘‘As acommunity we couldn’t

function without the time you

freely give. Your service makesa

huge difference to our

communityand we are in debtto

you for your generosity.’’

The building, owned by Alec

and Helen Doig, waspreviously

occupied by HammerHardware.

When the business closed,the

Doigsearthquake­strengthen the

building beforelettingitagain.

WaimakaririStJohnArea

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to theDoigs for choosing to retain

the building whenthe easier

Opening day celebration ... The

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manager Jewels O’Harewith

WaimakaririDistrict Mayor Dan

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option would have been not to do

so. ‘‘They have done afantastic

job,’’ he said.

Many queued in Blackett St for

the doors to open at 10am. First

in the queue was vinyl collector

and op­shop devotee Andy Lukey,

from Christchurch, who was keen

to get first look at therecordson

offer, to add to his collection.

Aformer Hammer Hardware

worker,Buzz Purkis, also joined

the crowd to view the stock.

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Opening day speech... St John Waimakariri Area Committee chairman

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UPDATE

WAIAUBRIDGE CLOSURES

Work on the Waiau Bridgeis

progressing well despitethe winter

weather.Therewill be further

closures of the Waiau Bridgeaswe

continue repairs.

Night closure

Sunday5July 6pm to 6am

Weatherevent contingency dateis

Monday6July 6pm to 6am

During this closurewewill be

removing thetemporary Bailey

bridge. Therewill be no access for

emergency vehicles. Thediversion

routevia RiverRoad will be in place.

Dayclosure

Tuesday7July middayto2pm

Weather event contingency dayis

Wednesday8July middayto2pm

We will be sealing the bridgewhere

the Baileybridgehas been removed.

Emergency vehicles will have access.

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To receiveweeklyemailupdateson

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Contract signed ... An artist’s impression of the New World supermarket to be built

at Ravenswood.

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Contract signed for

new supermarket

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The contract to build aNew World

supermarket in Ravenswood, the new

subdivision opposite Pegasus

township, has been signed by

Foodstuffs South Island.

The supermarket, to be built on Bob

Robertson Drive, will serve Pegasus,

Woodend, Ravenswood and Waikuku

Beach.

It will be built by Armitage Williams

Construction Ltd.

When built, it will provide jobs for

more than 80 people.

Foodstuffs says the project shows

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investing in South Island

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Foodstuffs South Island chief

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recovery from the Covid­19 lockdown.

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‘‘This New World in Ravenswood is

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During lockdown, Foodstuffs gave

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tough times because of Covid­19.

Organisations in the South Island

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Canterbury Foodbank, Nelson Kiwi

Rescue, Presbyterian Support and

South Westland Emergency Relief

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OPINION

6 North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Project input sought

Astandout from the last few weeks was

meeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern,

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, under

secretaryfor regional economic

development Fletcher Tabuteau, and Rino

Tirikatene, MP.

Representatives from the Kaikoura

District Council, Te Rununga oKaikoura

and Destination Kaikoura took the chance

to promotesome ‘‘shovel ready projects’’,

including the Aquatic Centre, Clarence

RiverValleyaccess,and infrastructure

upgrades.

The criteria for Covid­19 response

project funding is abit murky, but the

primeminister remarkedthat we were

doingeverything right.

We haveformed acollaborativegroup

and are developing some projects.This

will enableustohit the ground running

once the funding is clearer.

This processisbeing led by the

KaikouraEconomicRecovery Governance

Group(KERGG),chairedbyRawiri

Manawatu. The group is asking for input

from the wider community through four

community meetings:

Wednesday,July 1, at the Memorial

Hall,10am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm;

Saturday,July 4, at the MemorialHall,

10am to 1pm;

Saturday,July 4, at TakahangaMarae,

5pm to 7pm.

The focus willbeonneeds and solutions

to wellbeing,social recovery, community

projects,education and business,

employment and training.

The North CanterburyTransport

InfrastructureRecovery alliance (NCTIR)

LOST AND FOUND

The following property has been reported

as lost to North Canterburypolice:

ANissan/MPC key,anOukitel black

cellphone,ablackmountainbike with no

grips/white shocks/redhandlebars,a

black wallet with acrossonit, asmall

pink cardholder, abrown wallet, ablack

wallet, aHarrod’s purse,aSamsung

phone in ablack case,awhiteSamsung

phone in black case, aSamsungGalaxy, a

black Huawei Y5 phoneinablue case, a

black iPhone 10 in atough case, aVWkey

with remotefob (Amberley), ablack

pedometer, ablack Dell laptop,aniPad

in adark blue case,three silver keys and

aNissan carremote with black OppoR16

phone (Kaiapoi), Vision spectacles, an

has announced its finishing time.Itwill

wind up in December 2020.

Ideally, we could havesome naturebased

job opportunities readytogoatthe

same time.This is one of the goalsthe

Recovery Group is working towards.

The townhas been relatively busy,

which is great to see.There are still alot of

peoplearound for thistimeofyear.

It shows that the domestic tourism

campaign is working well, and we have

somethingspecial to offer the rest of New

Zealand.

Several projects have been steaming

ahead.

By the time this goestoprint thetenders

for demolishing theWakatu Quay

buildings will be received. Demolition is

due to begin in July and should take

aroundthree months.

The Aquatic Centre and the Mayfair

Community Theatre are going great. There

is agood energybehind both projects.It

just goes to showhow people working

together can make stuff happen for our

community.

The draft AnnualPlanwehad neatly

stacked on the shelf got well and truly

knocked overbyCovid­19,but the council

has takenthe opportunity to lookhard at

cost­cutting and savings for ratepayers.

It would be great to see people at the

draft Annual Plan community gatherings.

There are afew big items on the agenda,

such as possible changes to rubbish and

recycling services. This is your chance to

have asay on what happens next and what

you are prepared to pay for —ornot.

Ilook forward to seeing you out there.

Apple iPhone, two soft toys(abunnyand

wolf), agold bandwith acluster of small

diamonds (Hanmer Springs), aMazda

Premacykey with aflower bead and bell

charm (Oxford), ablack trench bucket for

an excavator.

The following propertyiswaiting to be

claimed: Agold horseshoe­shaped

earringwith decorations (Amberley), an

Everest blue mountainbike (Kaiapoi), two

silver keys on a“WorcesterStgate” tag, a

vapestick, aframing nailer, red

spectacles, aPeppa the Pig toy, aRalph

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cream wallet,anEveris laptop (Kaiapoi),

and a10m fire hose(Hanmer).

Nothing to fear in

cannabis reform

DearEditor,

In arecent article(Fearsover

legalising cannabis,June18),Trevor

White describeshiscar accident

experience and why he believes

cannabis should not be legalised.

While what happened to Mr White is

indisputably awful, the knee­jerk

emotional reaction it might evoke is not

what we shouldrelyonwhenvotingin

thisyear’s cannabis referendum on

September 19.

Mr White assumes that legal

regulation of cannabis will resultin

increasedaccidentsfromdrugdriving.

Butthe AmericanJournalOfPublic

Health reportsthat three years after

recreational marijuana legalisation,

changes in motor vehicle crash fatality

rates for Washington and Colorado were

not statistically different from those in

similar states without recreational

marijuana laws.

Canada’s police have also noticed no

increase in drivers using cannabis since

legalisation in 2018.

Nor has cannabis use itself gone up

much in states that have legalised. Why?

Because prohibition deters very few

who want to use cannabis.

In Canada, youthusage is down near

10%.The groupnow enjoyingcannabis

moreare55+ folk, forboth itshealth

and recreationalbenefits.

Therewillalwaysbesomewhochoose

to driveimpairedwhether with alcohol,

cannabis, prescription drugs or just

fatigue.

Making something illegal doesn'tstop

that, as Mr White’s casesosadly shows.

Effective public healthmessaging is

our best way to educateand deter

impaired driving, but the illegal status of

cannabis makes it much harder to put

out goodeffectivemessaging that will be

taken seriously.

The lawdoesnot havethe ability to

make things safe.Butwhatthe lawcan

do is makethings safer.

Ontopofany potentialharm from

cannabisitself, prohibition generates

numerous other harms: association with

the criminal underworld,easyand

dangerous access for youth,noproduct

safetystandardsorpotencycontrols,

profits for organisedcrime,the effectsof

❛Anovote is avote for the

failed regime that is

prohibition. The Cannabis

Legalisation and Control Bill

is achance to minimise

these harms.❜

—Michael Smith

acriminal history on people’slife

prospects.The lawisn’t fitforpurpose

anditneeds to change.

A no vote is avotefor thefailedregime

that is prohibition.

TheCannabisLegalisationand

Control Billisachance to minimise

these harms.

It doesn’t create acannabis market; it

puts controlsand regulations on theone

that already exists.

It is apragmatic bill andIencourage

people tofindoutmoreaboutitand vote

yes on September19.

Yours,

Michael Smith,

Make It Legal Canterbury

co­ordinator

Flag challenge

DearEditor,

Alittle over threeyears agoIsenta

challenge outtoKaiapoi’sneighbouring

towns to design, adopt and unfurl flags

of their own, as Kaiapoi did on Waitangi

day in 2017.Thischallenge has so farnot

beentakenup.

Thesamereasonsfor adopting aflag

are as validnow as they were back then.

Let us hope we willseethis situation

remediedin thenearfuture.

TheKaiapoi flag now flies proudly

alongside the New Zealand Flag at the

service centreinthe town.

Let us hope that it does not take a

town likeWoodendaslongtoadopt a

flag as ittooktoerect awar memorial for

the town’s servicemen.

Yours,

John Moody,

President of the NewZealand Flag

Association.

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Oxford exhibition extended

By SHELLEY TOPP

Planting ... Waimakariri District Council waterenvironment adviser

Sophie Allen demonstratestree­planting at acombined Rangiora Lions/

Rangiora High School Leos Club planting day near the new Townsend

Fields subdivision lastweek.

PHOTO:DAVIDHILL

Reserve planting day

The returntorelative

normalityafter the Covid­19

lockdown has seen asurge in

plantingdays around the

region.

Last week, Rangiora Lions,

the Rangiora High SchoolLeos

Club and Waimakariri District

Council staff joinedforces to

plant150 trees in areserve

alongside the new Townsend

Fields subdivision in west

Rangiora on Wednesday

afternoon.

“Before the lockdown the

Leos indicatedthey were keen

to come and do aplanting day

and when we got out of

lockdown we were chompingat

the bit to get out and get

planting,”the council’s

biodiversity officer,Kate Steel,

said.

It is hoped the reserveonthe

Southbrookstream will be

developed as part of anetwork

of reserves and walkways

which will incorporate ponds

such as the Northbrook

Wetlands

Kate says plenty more

planting days are planned,

including at the Honda Forest

and Silverstream, near

Kaiapoi, along withevents in

Rangiora in coming months.

The Arts in Oxford Gallery’s

latest exhibition, Vantage

Point,features the work of

five artists.

The exhibition opened on

March 21, afew days before

the gallery had to close for

the Covid­19 lockdown.

Now that the gallery has

reopened, the exhibition has

been extended to this

Sunday.

The exhibition includes 17

pieces of art from the five

artists: Rebecca Harris,

Marie Le Lievre, Michael

Springer, Martin Whitworth

and David Woodings.

The accomplished group of

artists was assembled for the

exhibition by the gallery’s

patron, Philip Trusttum,

who is one of New Zealand’s

most recognised and

celebrated contemporary

painters.

While most of the artists

have chosen brief names for

their artwork, such as

Rebecca’s dreamy sole

offering The Tree,Marie Wish

(Slipping),Michael’s

Easterly,and Martin’s

Untitled,David Woodings

has taken amore dramatic

approach for his confronting,

in­your­face work, including

The Wankery Epsom electoral

accommodation in the

backwash of Richard Prebble,

and Searching for Arcadia: In

the Wake of Catastrophism.

On display ... Arts in Oxford Gallery volunteer Danielle Hadfield with a

painting by Opawa artist David Woodings, part of the Vantage Point

exhibition.

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

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10 North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

Workshops planned

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By DAVID HILL

Rangiora drama students had

the chance to learn from a

‘‘Court Jester’’ last Saturday.

Former Rangiora man

Ciaran Searle returned to his

home town to run an

‘‘improv’’ workshop with

Hartley School of Performing

Arts students in the Rangiora

Town Hall.

‘‘I’ve been improvising for

15 years, since Iwas astudent

with Dale Hartley,’’ he says.

‘‘I’m really excited to be

back in this building. It holds

lots of fond memories for

me.’’

Ciaran was astudent and

then atutor at the Hartley

School of Performing Arts,

performing in several shows

with the school, including

Robin Hood and Beauty and

the Beast.

Since attending university,

he now works as an English

teacher in Christchurch and

is in his first year as aCourt

Jester with the Court

Theatre.

‘‘We had afew shows at the

beginning of the year and we

have some shows coming up

in July.

‘‘It’s easier for us as

improvisers to get back into

it, than for the bigger shows,

which require alot more

investment of time.’’

Ciaran returns to Rangiora

each year to be the master of

Learning names ... Ciaran Searle, left, leads an exercise to learn the names of participants at the start

of an ‘‘improv’’ workshop last Saturday.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

ceremonies for the Hartley

school’s theatre sports

competition, but after it was

cancelled because of the

lockdown he offered to give

an ‘‘improv’’ workshop.

The key to ‘‘improv’’ is

‘‘listening to each other and

responding’’, he says.

‘‘It’s interesting the way

people build up ideas and

skills. Sometimes the

beginners can be easier to

teach than those who have

done abit.

‘‘One thing Ilike about

‘improv’ is that Ialways get

surprised at how things turn

out.’’

After the ‘‘improv’’

workshop in the morning,

Hartley students put on a

series of showcases of dance

and musical theatre, singing

and drama in the town hall

during the afternoon and

evening.

School director Dale

Hartley­Brown says proceeds

from the day will go towards

supporting students whose

families have been affected

by Covid­19.

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Pupils excited about new playground

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi Borough School pupils

hope to begin term four with a

new playground and swimmingpool

changing sheds.

The school’s board of trustees

has approved the replacement

of the senior playground and

the building of new changing

sheds for the pool as part of the

government’s schools’

investment package announced

last year, principal Murray

Overton says.

Kaiapoi Borough School was

allocated $228,000, with the

new playground likely to cost

$140,000 and the changing

sheds about $50,000.

The projects were chosen

from ideas put forward by the

pupils, with anew senior

playground at the top of the list,

Mr Overton says.

“The playground has needed

replacing for some time and it’s

something the students have

been asking for.

“We are grateful the money

has become available because

it’s aproject we wouldn’t be

able to do otherwise.

‘‘It’s such an exciting

opportunity to have anew

playground going in.”

The new playground will be

located next to the scooter

track, which was laid out last

year and is aunique feature for

the school.

The swimming pool will have

anew membrane filter system

fitted, and the new changing

sheds, which “will really finish

it off”.

The pool suffered damaged in

the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes,

so repairs and upgrades have

been ongoing over the last few

years.

Earthquake repairs and

building work have dominated

the school landscape in recent

years, with the final project —

the building of anew

technology block —tostart in

the next couple of months, Mr

Overton says.

“It’s areally big and exciting

project and we can’t wait to see

the end result.”

Upgrade ... Kaiapoi Borough

School principal Murray Overton

says his pupils are looking forward

to getting anew senior

playground.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

KidsFest

returns

There is plentyofschool

holiday fun to be had in

Kaiapoiover the next two

weeks.

KidsFest is returning to

Kaiapoi. It will include the

great fairy hunt, faery face

painting, library fun, apool

party and adventures at Pines

Beach Hall.

The greatfairy hunt will be

held in the KaiapoiDomain

daily from Saturday, July 4, to

Sunday,July 19, 9am to 5pm.

Facepaintingwith the

faeries will also be available for

$5 per face on Tuesday, July 7,

Thursday, July 9, Tuesday, July

14, andWednesday, July 15, so

check out Beyond The Faerie

Tree on Facebook.

Oxford’s Pearson Park is also

hosting the great fairy hunt on

each day during KidsFest.

TheKaiapoi Library will host

anaturecraft evening on

Thursday, July 9, from 5.30pm

to 7pm, afamilyquiz night on

Thursday, July 16, from 7pm to

8.30pm,ayoung writers’

workshop on Wednesdayand

Friday,July 8and 10, from

10am to 12pm, and adaily

pirate mystery trail.

Apool party is in store at the

KaiapoiAquatic Centre on

Thursday, July 9, 1pm to 3pm.

PinesBeach Hall will host

wild adventuresfor ages 5to13

on Wednesday, July 15, from

9am to 3pm and friends in the

wild for ages 3to7on Thursday,

July 16, from 9.30amto12pm.


New block

could open

in 4th term

By DAVID HILL

The wait is nearly over for Kaiapoi

North School pupils.

The school hopes to open its new

classroom block in term four, two

years on from an act of arson which

destroyed the new entrants/Year 1

building.

‘‘It’s been along wait, but it’s

certainly pleasing to see the

contractors on site,’’ principal Jason

Miles says.

‘‘There’s been anumber of road

blocks along the way, with consents

and particularly with fire walls

between the buildings.

‘‘We were originally hoping it would

be ready for the beginning of this year,

but now we are excited to have it

ready for term four.’’

Teacher and junior team leader Mel

Pointer says she is looking forward to

moving out of the temporary

classroom block and into the new

building, which will have toilets.

‘‘I’m very excited to have amuch

larger space and to have awonderful

play space for our children.’’

The new building will have ‘‘a nice

big space for new entrants’’, akitchen

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Staff and pupils are enjoying being

back at school after two months of

lockdown, he says.

‘‘We have been through some

interesting times and getting used to

remote learning.

‘‘There are aspects that worked really

well and we are looking at how we can

implement them in the future.

‘‘But you can’t beat the face­to­face

interaction that children have with each

other and their teachers every day when

they’re at school.’’

Online expo helps artists

Kaiapoi’s virtual art expo is helping to

keep the arts alive in North Canterbury,

says Jackie Watson.

The Waimakariri Arts Trust deputy

chairwomansays just under50local

artists,including several new entrants,

have joined the online expo, which

replacedthe annual Kaiapoi Art Expo

afteritwas cancelled because of Covid­

19.

“It’scertainly getting lotsofviews. It’s

givensome hope for artists that theycan

stillget some promotion.

“The artistsare still getting abang for

theirbuck. All we have charged the artists

is $25 to join the expo,which covers our

costsand we take 20 percent of any sales,

as we always do.

“It’sreally given somethingfor theart

community and some hope for the artists

to get their art viewed by the public.

Thereisn’tanything else like the expo in

Waimakariri, so hopefully this fills a

gap.”

The online exhibition cameabout after

Kaiapoi PromotionsAssociation business

manager MartynCook approached the

trustand offered to host avirtual

expedition on the new Waimak App,

Jackie says.

“There was afrenzyoftext messages

and emailsgoingbackand forth during

the lockdown. He’s doneagreat job and

it’seasytouse.You justneed to download

the app on your phone.”

The success of the virtual expo means

the Waimakariri Arts Trust mayconsider

running avirtual expo alongside the

Kaiapoi Art Expo in future.

Jackie encourages peopletoget online,

viewthe artworks and votefor their

favouritepieceofart in the publicchoice

competition.

“It’s not the sameaswalkingaround

viewing them, but I’m hoping people will

makethe effort.”

Eachartist has beenable to enterupto

fivepieces of art, witharound 200 works

on display.

While there is normally 100artists on

display at the expo, Jackie says she is

pleased with the response.

Sales have also been positive despite

the circumstances, she says.

“It’s not the same environment.The

buzzofthe opening night encourages

peopletobuy and we haven’t had that,

but the sales have been encouraging and

we would liketohave some more.”

The online exhibition will be available

until the end of July.Because it is a

virtual show,artworks can be delivered

as soon as theyare sold, but an image can

continue to be viewed on the app.

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Kaiapoi’sSanta Parade could double in size

By DAVID HILL

Santa Clausisset to makea

welcome return to Kaiapoi this

year.

In ayearwhereevents have

beencancelledorpostponed,

the Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival

and SantaParadeare returning

on Saturday,December 5.

It will be bigger than ever,

Kaiapoi Promotions

Associationbusiness manager

Martyn Cook says.

‘‘Weare goingtobethe first

off theblockthisyear.

‘‘It’s going to be big andwe

expect big crowds.’’

With theChristchurchSanta

Parade having alreadybeen

cancelledbecause of

uncertainty created by Covid­

19, Kaiapoi’s annual carnivalis

likely to becomethe main event

ahead of other Santaparades

aroundtheregion.

NewBrightonisnextupon

Saturday, December12, theday

beforethe RangioraSanta

Parade, with Oxford the

followingweekend.

Mr Cook says he has received

considerable interestfrom

Christchurchbusinesses

looking to enterafloat, forcing

the parade’straffic

management plan to go back to

the drawingboard.

‘‘Wehad alot of interestlast

yearand now we’re getting alot

more interest. Lastyearwehad

60 floats andthis year we could

haveasmany as 120entries.’’

Thecarnival willonce again

be held on the HiltonStsite,

acrossthe road fromthe

❛Last year we had 60

floats and this year we

could have as many as

120 entries.❜

—Martyn Cook

Countdown supermarket car

park, but WilliamsStwill be

closed only for theparade this

year.

Themorningstreetmarket

hasbeen movedtoRavenQuay

andthe associationsaysit

welcomes enquiries from

community groups wantingto

have astall.

There willberoving street

entertainers and buskers along

Williams St andMrCooksays

they will be venturing north of

thebridge this year to engage

morebusinesses north of the

river.

With the likely growth in float

numbers, theparade routeis

being reviewedand other

changesare possible, he says.

‘‘Weare actively looking for

sponsors,soplans are going to

getreviewedand maychange.

‘‘Weare certainlyawareof

theeconomicclimate.’’

Mr Cook saysthe association

is actively stepping up effortsto

promoteKaiapoi to the

Christchurch market,having

signedacontractgivingit

exclusiverights to aKaiapoi

jinglebeingplayed on

Christchurch radio stations.

‘‘AslongasI’ve beenpart of

KPA, it’s always beenthe thing

thatnorthern Christchurchis

ourtarget, butnow we realise

thatpeoplearecomingfromall

overChristchurch, Rolleston

andSelwyn.

‘‘It’s going off at the moment

andIdon’t think that’sjusta

local thing. People are

spending.Most peoplehave

hadsix weeksawayfromwork

on full payand nowhereto

spend themoney.Sothe

opinion is it will slowdown,but

when,we don’t know.’’

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left­arm bowler. He playedfor

Canterbury from 1940 to 1952, though the

war intervened, affecting his provincial

cricketingcareer.

He joinedthe armywhen he turned21

in 1941 and servedinEgypt, as did

Charles Upham, VC,afterwhomthe

villageAlan now calls home is named.

He servedinItalyasaShermantank

driverinthe Tank Brigadeofthe 20th

Canterbury­Otago Battalion.

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partofthe Italiancampaign andwatched

the huge damage doneduringthe Battle

of MonteCassino, withthe monastery

suffering fromheavy bombingbyAllied

forces.

Americanplanes dropped1400 tonnes

of bombsonthe historicabbey, which was

later rebuilt.

He returned to Monte Cassinoto

commemorate a70threunion of someof

those whoserved in 2004.

He visitedVeniceinthe laterstages of

war.Restaurants werestillopen,and a

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B&B takes anew direction after Covid-19 lockdown

By ROBYN BRISTOW

AKaikoura bed and breakfast is reinventing

itself to help its recovery from the impact of

the Covid­19 lockdown.

Kakatu Retreat, in Ocean Ridge on the

southern fringe of Kaikoura, is now opening

its doors for permanent rental for 65s and

over.

Stephen Horrell built the 11­bedroom

retreat bordering the Kaikoura Golf Course. It

opened as aB&B at the end of 2015.

He says it is ideally sited for those who wish

to be independent, enjoy the company of

others in a‘‘flatting’’ arrangement, and enjoy

activities such as cycling and golf.

The retreat has wheelchair access, some

ensuites, heat pumps and communal spaces.

There is parking for some residents’ cars off

the street, and acommunity van is available

for those wishing to use it to take outings and

visits.

Stephen says while residents will look after

their own rooms and cook their own meals, a

cleaner would come in weekly to change

linen, vacuum, and clean.

‘‘I am unaware of anyone doing this type of

living arrangement.

‘‘The good thing about the retreat is the

views to the mountains, over the golf course

and paddocks,’’ he says.

Walking and cycling tracks are nearby and it

is only five minutes from the hospital and

seven minutes from the town centre.

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Localknitters havebeen forced to redirect

theirefforts because of Covid­19.

Since2014, agroupofelderly North

Canterbury knittershas supplied 35,806

baby beaniesand other items for

premature babies in Tanzania, but recent

events forced that connection to end.

‘‘We’ve sent thousands of things away

over the years and it’s grown, and now we

can’tsent to Tanzania, but these knitters

are prepared to carry on,’’says Mary

Busch, of Rangiora, who co­ordinates the

knitters.

‘‘We’re not sure wherewewill sendour

knittinginthe future,but hopefully it will

be to acountry where it’sneeded.’’

Beginning withjust five knitters, the

grouphas grown to about80, supplying

regular consignments whichwere shipped

out to Queensland to midwife and

helicopter pilot Jan Becker.

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Tanzania to help at amaternity hospital,

with the aim of improvingthe survival rate

of premature babiesthrougheducation,

community support and health.

The local connectionisthrough Becker

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Mrs Becker says she has been unable to

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‘‘Thatteam, they’ve beenincredible in

knitting,packingand shipping.’’

Mrs Becker’s work in Tanzania will now

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19

Track project an exciting forest trailblazer

Localschool studentsare playing

amajor role in the Ashley Gorge

Tracks Project as it moves ahead

with developing new walkways.

They are alsohelping enhance

the experiencefor walkers on

existing tracks and are involved

in an active predator control

programme.

Oxford AreaSchoolstudents

involved in outdoor education

regularly help with track work

and trapping.

Also,adedicated trio of homeschooled

students do alot of work

on the existing Loop and

Waterfall Tracks, the trapping

project and marking out the new

Skyline Track.

Alarge team of school­aged

members of 88 Rangiora

Hard at work ... Bailey Baker, left,

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iron for the birdwatchinghide.

Squadron Air Cadets recently

completed the WaterfallTrack

and plan to return annuallyfor

track maintenance and upkeep

as partoftheirtraining and

community service work.

Well­deserved recognition

fromthe community was earned

recently by Keegan Bremner,

who won theCoffeeCulture

Local Heroes Award, one of 10

$500awards to school students

fromthe Canterbury, Otago and

Waikato regions to help achieve

their goals for aproject or

initiative that benefits their

community.

Keegan put his award into

construction materials for abirdwatching

hide which he helped

build on the Ashley Gorge Loop

Track.

‘‘I want to give abig thanks to

Coffee CultureRangiora for

supporting the bird hide

project,’’hesaid. ‘‘It’s greattobe

working for somethingthat will

benefit our community for along

time.

‘‘I look forward to hanging out

withmymates on the awesome

track team, especiallyasI’m

home­schooled, and really enjoy

the fitness Ipick up on the job

and learning about nature

instead of being cooped up inside

withtechnology.’’

The Ashley Gorge Tracks

Projectisapartnershipbetween

Waimakariri District Council’s

Ashley Gorge Reserve Advisory

Group, the community and DepartmentofConservation(DOC).

It drawsonenthusiastic local

support fromvolunteers and

businessestobuild and maintain

Job welldone ... The Ashley Gorge Tracksteamatthe new birdwatching hide and feedingstation, from left, John

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tracks andthe predator control

programme. It is managed by

locals DaveShelton and John

Burton.

‘‘Working with these young

people,especially the trioof

Keegan,Emma (Warwick) and

Bailey (Baker),whom we’re with

every week, is an absolute joy

and we have plenty of fun and get

alot done,’’ Dave says.

‘‘Beingregularly withsuch

capableand enthusiastickids

keeps me young in my thinking,’’

John says.

His focusisthe marking out of

the new Skyline Track. Thiswill

pass throughheavybushand

mossy creek beds above and to

the westofthe Loop Track to

climb outontoopen tussock,

with spectacular 360­degree

views before dropping to join the

Waterfall Track at the Judson

memorial bench.

‘‘Thiswill be afivetosix­hour

tramp andthereare some decent

challenges in blazing aroute,

particularly on the steeper and

rocky sections,’’ John says.

‘‘Being with this intrepidtrio of

gutsy youngpeople, knocking out

aroute whichwill bring this

adventure to untold numbers of

futurewalkers,isone of my life’s

great experiences.’’

The Ashley Gorge Tracks

systemhas grown in four years

from nothing to the hugely

popular Loopand Waterfall

routes, with the Skyline Track

expectedtobeopen by early

2021.

John is also eyeing up the

potential for a‘‘Forest Giants’’

tracktotwo massive totara and

mataitrees,and agrove of

fuschia on the bushface above

the existingtracks.

‘‘That will give AshleyGorge an

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ages and fitness levels.

‘‘We and DOC are already

surprised at the numbers of

people usingthe Loopand

Waterfall tracks,even in this part

of winter.’’

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Gayle takes over as trust chair

By DAVID HILL

The thought of beingable to help

people led to Gayle Litchfield

joining the North Canterbury

RuralSupport Trust fiveyears

ago.

Five years on and Mrs

Litchfield, who hastraining as a

counsellor, was electedtrust

chairwoman last month.

‘‘I didn’t realise that it existed

untilwehad adairy downturn

aboutfive yearsago. Iwas talking

to afriendand because I’ve had

counsellortraining she said, ‘why

don’tyou getinvolved?’

‘‘I’mlooking forwardtothe role

and the personalgrowthwhich

will come fromit.’’

Mrs Litchfield and her

husband, Stu, areborn­and­bred

dairyfarmers who moved to

Canterbury from the North Island

19 yearsago, buyingafarm at

Bankside, near the Rakaia River’s

northbank.

‘‘It was for the opportunity. We

wanted to be amongst likeminded,

enthusiastic people and

to be part of that pioneering spirit

of agrowing dairy industry.’’

The coupleconverted afarm

whichhad previouslybeen a

sheepand thendeer farm.

The North CanterburyRural

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geographical area, fromthe north

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Kaikoura. It has adiversity of

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‘‘Mostly what we do is facilitate

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Looking to the future ... Gayle Litchfield is looking forward to supporting farmers in her new role as North

Canterbury Rural Support Trust chairwoman.

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whatpeople need,’’ Mrs Litchfield

says. ‘‘Sometimes all it takes is a

listening ear, but sometimes

there’s more involved.Itcan be a

bit of informal counsellingover

the phone,and just allowingthe

farmer to feellike they’ve been

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Providing drought supportin

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taking up muchofthe trust’s time

thisyear,while the challenges of

farmers meeting compliance

continue to ‘‘fester away’’.

‘‘Hopefullythere will be no

snow event this year,’’ Mrs

Litchfieldadds.

The Covid­19 lockdown

provided both challengesand

opportunities,withfarmers

facingdelaysatthe freezing

works and beingunable to get offfarm,

but they enjoyed having

some downtime, and childrenat

home providedextralabour.

‘‘It wasagreat opportunity for

the kidstoget their hands dirty

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The ongoing impact of Covid­19

means there is alooming shortage

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provides more opportunities for

New Zealanders willing to work

on the land.

‘‘Wehave akey staff member

stuck in India and there’s no sign

of him returning before

Christmas,’’ Mrs Litchfield says.

Looking to next year, the trustis

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Local parades to go ahead

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariristands ready to

keepthe Christmas spirit

alive forthe Greater

Christchurch region.

Withthe cancellation of the

Christchurch SantaParade

because of Covid­19,

Rangiora, Kaiapoiand Oxford

are settobring some

Christmasmagic to

Canterbury, Waimakariri

Mayor Dan Gordon says.

‘‘The magic of Christmas

doesn’treally start until Santa

arrives andweare veryhappy

to share thatwith Greater

Christchurch,’’hesays.

‘‘The Santa Paradein

Christchurch is ahugeevent

logistically, so Ican

understandwhy they have

cancelleditgiven the

circumstances, but it’s still a

shame.

‘‘But it’sgreat to see our

promotionsassociations

stepping up to fill thevoid.It’s

goodfor our local retailers,

cafes andbusinesses andit

willbegood to seeour towns

busyatthattime of year.’’

Festivitieswill kickoff with

Rangiora’s MainPower

Celebration Night on

November 20,followed by the

KaiapoiChristmas Carnival

and Santa Paradeon

Saturday, December 5, and

the RangioraToyota Santa

Paradeand McAlpines Mitre

10 Mega Christmas Party in

the Park on Sunday,

December 13.

Christmas packages ...

Christmas Parade.

Oxford’sSanta Parade, run

by theOxford District Lions,

willbeheld on December 20.

Oxford’sChristmasEve

Carolsinthe Parkisa

personalfavourite of the

mayor.

RangioraPromotions

chairman Ross Ditmer says

the extrasupport from

Christchurch businessesand

visitorsispositivenewsfor

Waimakariri’s Santa parades.

AKaiapoi Borough School contingent took part in last year’s Kaiapoi

‘‘Weare expecting aboost.

KidsstillwanttogotoaSanta

paradesoI’m sure they will

be makingsuremum anddad

takethem to wherevera

paradeisbeing held.

‘‘The northerncorridor will

be openbythen so we expect

it willbeagoodday outfor

Christchurch familiesand

there is plenty for them to do

and see.’’

Float applicationshave yet

PHOTO: FILE

to openfor the Rangiora

Santa Parade,but Mr Ditmer

expectsitwillbebiggerthan

lastyear.

Applications haveopened

for floats for the Kaiapoi

Santa Parade and Kaiapoi

PromotionsAssociation

business manager Martyn

Cooksays numberscould

swell from60lastyear to as

manyas120 on December 5.

Kaiapoiparade, page 14

NEWS

North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

23

Newspapers'

role praised

By DAVID HILL

The Covid­19 lockdown showed the

importance of local newspapers,

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon says.

Mr Gordon saidthe Canterbury Mayoral

Forumhad lobbied the Government to

allowcommunity newspapers to continue

printing during thelockdown,and areview

of the council’s Civil Defence response has

underscoredthe role local papers playin

getting information to residents.

The North Canterbury News continuedto

publish during the lockdown.

Mr Gordon saidelderly residentswho

relied on community newspapers to keep

them informed were particularly

vulnerable in acrisis.

‘‘It’s the ability of that age group to

connect through newspapers which is

important and, without home delivery,

many were not able to do that,soweare

very aware of that.It’s certainly something

I’ve discussedwith our welfare team, of

making sure they are connected to the

rightinformation.’’

With newspaper home delivery not an

option during lockdown, Mr Gordonsaid

one option being considered for future

events was to include papers in grocery

packsfor residents.

‘‘We needtohave aconversation with

the newspaperpublishers andthe

supermarkets, but it’s somethingweneed

to consider. Therewere certainly

community newspapersavailable for

people to pick up when they cametobuy

theirgroceries, but thosehaving groceries

deliveredmissed out.

‘‘It might be areallysimple way of

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North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

25

Winter wonders ... Ateddy bears’ picnicwith muffinsand tea graced thewindow of the

ChallengeOxford Auto Centre duringthe Oxford WinterLights Display. PHOTOS:SHIRLEY FARRELL

Winter lights display

boosts town spirits

By SHELLEY TOPP

The annual Oxford Winter Lights

Festival, usually held around this time

of year, was cancelled because of

uncertainties around Covid­19

lockdown restrictions.

However, the town still had afestive

light display thanks to Oxford

Promotions, after organiser Shirley

Farrell called on the community to

decorate their homes and businesses

with lights.

Although other community­minded

events usually associated with the

festival were not held, many retailers,

home owners and even the Oxford

Area School backed Shirley’s call to

light up the town for the Oxford

Winter Lights Display from June 15 to

25.

‘‘Oxford Promotions was really

thrilled with our retailers lighting up,

and the business area in Main Street

looks great all lit up,’’ she said.

‘‘We held the display to give the

younger generation time to enjoy the

lights at this dull time of the year and

to brighten spirits with the Covid­19

lockdown.’’

Acompetition was held to find the

best display in business and

residential categories, with

prizemoney for first, second and third.

The winners were:

Business Category

Indian Hut Restaurant and

Takeaways 1; Oxford Pharmacy and

Village Foods 2nd equal; Challenge

Garage and Oxford Area School, 3rd

equal.

Residential

1Main Street 1; 89 High Street 2; 104

Main Street 3.

Better in blue ... The Oxford Butchery’s display.

Winter wonder ... The display put on by Village Foods Bakery and Cafe.


RURAL LIFE

26 North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

Welcome to the Kand PShow

Handy advice ... Judge Peter Heddell, right, tells young judges what to look for in their

stock judging. Georgia Rhodes is holding Woolstone Park Tequila as the demonstration

heifer.

PHOTOS: ROBYN BRISTOW

By ROBYN BRISTOW

It was grey, wet and muddy, but through

it all agroup of lowline angus cattle and

their handlers shone.

The K&P Show, at Woolstone Park,

Fernside, last Sunday provided a

valuable opportunity for Team

Woolstone to put into practice

everything they had learnt about

showing cattle, especially with the

demise of autumn A&P Shows.

Kay and Phil Worthington, who own

Woolstone Park Lowline Stud, host

students in an after­school programme,

in conjunction with the rural studies

department of Rangiora High School.

Students work with lowline cattle,

learning to respect the animals, develop

the skills to care for them and to train

them to lead quietly alongside them.

The couple decided to host their own

show, turning apaddock into aring,

hiring asound system, and bringing in

professionals to help the students learn

from the showing experience.

The day was also laced with abit of

fun, with agumboot­tossing competition

to find the biggest tosser in Fernside,

and aCow Poo Bingo contest, which

proved along wait as Woolstone Park

Tequila seemed in no hurry to do her

business on one of the squares in her

pen.

Long­time cattle judge, handler and

owner Peter Heddle was on hand to give

pointers to the more than 50 people

gathered at the show on what judges

look for in acattlebeast, while judge

Marie FitzPatrick also gave valuable

information to the handlers after

classes.

Phil said it was great to see so many

parents turning out on such ableak day.

It was an opportunity for students to

learn and put into practice the many

things they had been taught.

It also helped to keep the momentum

going in the post­Covid­19 environment

while A&P shows returned.

Results

(All are Rangiora High School students

except for Ryan Ashworth, from Kaiapoi

High School).

Senior handlers: Harrison Lane 1, Abbie

Walls 2, Harry Roe 3, Reese Drozdowski

4.

Stock judging: Harry Roe 1, Harrison

Lane 2, Reese Drozdowksi 3, Abbie

Walls 4.

Senior herdsperson: Harry Roe.

Junior handlers: Ryan Ashworth 1,

Deacon Austin 2, Timothy Croucher 3,

Arizona Candy 4.

Stock judging: Ryan Ashworth 1, Deacon

Austin 2, Timothy Croucher 3, Arizona

Candy 4.

Junior herdsperson: Ryan Ashworth.

Judges: Handlers: Marie FitzPatrick,

Caitlin Rhodes associate judge.

Stock judging: Peter Heddell, Caitlin

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SPORTS

28 North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

Classy second half carries Saracens to win

RUGBY

By LINDSAY KERR and

PETER WILLIAMS

An improved second­half effort

got Saracens up to beat Ohoka

16­6 after trailing at half­time.

The popular expression of a

game of two halves was very

much evident,with Ohoka

dominating opening exchanges.

It was unlucky not to be further

ahead than 3­0 at half­time.

The side did most of the

attacking in this time and kept

Saracens pinned in its half for

the opening20minutes.

However, Saracens’ defence

was solid and Ohoka could only

grab apenalty in this time.

Ohoka was possibly unlucky

not to have been awardeda

penalty try. With the line

beckoning and an overlap

created, aSaracens opponent

knocked the final pass forward,

but only apenalty ensued.

Arejuvenated Saracens side

took control in the second half

and, when the substitutions

came on, the side’s execution of

play was taken to adifferent

level. The first signs of this

came in the opening minutes

when Brent Hancox broke the

Ohoka defence and, with Willy

Kerr in support, the pair made

big inroads upfield.

This momentum continued,

but atry did not eventuate until

midway throughthe half. This

came when Toby Ashby made

the break and Jessie Bowring

finishedoff the job.

Saracens made further

swarming attacks but the Ohoka

defencewas resolute. However,

with the territorial advantage

gained,the reliable boot of

Ricky Allin proved to be the

winning edge as he converted

Bowring’s try and kicked three

penalties.

Lock Geoff Cherry was one of

the stand­out players for

Saracens, while Ohoka firstfive­eight

Patrick McCallum

directed his side around the

park with confidence.

Scoreboard: Saracens 16

(Jesse Bowring try, Ricky Allin

aconversion and 3penalties),

Ohoka 3(Patrick McCallum, a

penalty).

Glenmark prevails

Glenmark­Cheviot emerged

with a17­3 win over neighbours

Hurunui after atitanic battle

on awet and greasy Omihi

Domain.

Hurunui largely kept

Glenmark­Cheviot pinnedinits

own half for much of the first

half, with the home team often

choosing to runthe ball rather

than use the boot of Brook

Retallick for position and

territory.

Glenmark­Cheviot went to

thehalf­timebreak up 7­0 after

Cogs Harnett had scored atry.

The contest remained even in

the second half, with the

Hurunuipack holding its own

in all phases. However,

Glenmark­Cheviot had the final

say when Mike Keane scored.

Scoreboard; Glenmark­

Cheviot 17 (Cogs Harnett,Mike

Keane tries, Brook Retallick 2

conversions and apenalty),

Hurunui3(Matt Hickey, a

penalty).

Woodend thumped

Ashley’s confident start to the

season was on show again when

it outgunned Woodend48­0.

Playing at Woodend, Ashley

ran out to a22­0 lead at halftime

and kept its foot on the gas

pedal in the second. Although

the scoreline wasconvincing, it

did not do justice to Woodend’s

enthusiastic effort.

Halfback Luke Gold was

Ashley’splayer of the day. Top

performances were also

witnessed from Anthony

Tavendale and Scott Barber.

Scoreboard: Ashley 48 (Luke

Duckworth,Anthony Tavendale,

Josh Duckworth 2, Luke

Gold 2, Scott Barber tries;

Korbyn Gray 5conversions and

apenalty), Woodend 0.

Kaiapoi victorious

For the first time since 2014,

Kaiapoibeat Oxford in aroundrobin

match and in doingso

won back the Workingmen’s

Club Trophy contested

annually between the clubs.

The final score was 25­12.

While the Oxford forward pack

were always aforce to be

reckoned with,Kaiapoi

stampedits authority on the

game in the second quarter,

with tries to Rob Samson and

Jacob Hurring. One of them was

converted by Taine Jacobs­

Lawson,who had also opened

the scoring with apenalty.

OxfordNo. 8Logan Telfer

rose to the occasion in his 150th

Division 1match for Oxford. He

kept Oxfordinthe match with a

pick­and­go try just before halftime.

Angus Mitchell’s

conversion meantthat Oxford

Touchdown ... Jesse Bowring scores for Saracens against Ohoka.

Line looms ... Jesse Bowring,

for Saracens, on the run to score a

try.

PHOTO:LEONIE HANCOX

trailed at the break by 7­15.

With amisty easterly drizzle

settling in, and in fadinglight,

the scoreboard in the second

half took on an identical

pattern to the first.

Kaiapoi scored two further

tries —asecond to Hurring and

one to Makario Mudunaivalu,

while Oxford managed a

consolation try at the end to

winger LukeNabulagi, the

brother of the former Oxford

star, the late Pita Sikulagi.

Dan Brooker was often

dynamic in the loose forwards

for Oxford, but Telfer

thoroughly deserved Oxford’s

player­of­the­day award. He

toiled manfully all day.

Appropriate though it was, this

award is certainly not just a

token acknowledgement of his

landmarkachievement.

Likewise, Kaiapoi No. 8

Hurring,with his two tries and

strong leadership, was

Kaiapoi’s player of the day.

Chris Smith was an able

lieutenant in the forwards

while at halfback, Codey

Grimes turned in amasterful

performance in conditions that

deteriorated as the match

progressed.

PHOTO: LEONIE HANCOX

Going high ... Oxford’s Logan Telfer rises to the occasion in his 150th

senior match, played against Kaiapoi.

PHOTO: PETER WILLIAMS

Rugby briefs

Out of retirement

Ahuge shout­out for one of

Ohoka’s100­game badged

Division­2 players,Des

Radford, who at amodest 48,

played 80 minutesfor his side

at Southbrook Park on

Saturday. This was in spite of

retiring around two years ago.

All he had to say by way of

complaint was,‘‘I should have

known not to turn up before

kickoff’'. Des represents alot

of good thingsabout his club.

Reunion Day

The Ohoka Rugby Club’s

Reunion Day is drawing near.

It is being held at the

Mandeville Clubrooms on

Saturday, July 18, and will

bring together aDivision 2

(seniorreserve) team that

held the Pickering Shield for

the best part of two seasons in

1995­1996. The Reunion Day

coincides with the Ohoka

Division 1team’s match

againstWoodend. Some of

these open graders also

played in amemorable Under

19 final between Ohoka and

Woodend at Rangiora

Showgrounds in 1994. The

winning Woodend team

included Tony Loffhagen,

Paul Jenkins and Trevor

Brown.Toregister interest,

RSVP Tim Fulton at

timfulton050@gmail.com.


SPORT

North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

29

Season starts for junior players

HOCKEY

The junior club hockey

season startedlast weekend,

withRangiora Hockey Club’s

KwikSticks teams (Year 7and

8players) takingon

opponents at MainPower turf

and Nunweek Parkon

Saturday morning.

Unfortunately, only the

Rangiora Rascals girls team

cameaway with awin, against

Hornby, with the other two

girls’ teams and both boys’

teamslosing.

Rangiora CBK first division

women’s team will be

practising its penalty corner

defence at training this week

afterconcedingfive goals

from penalty corners in their

7­1 losstoHarewood. The

Rangiora CBK first division

men’s side keep improving

but hasn’tyet claimed its first

win afteracloseloss to

Harewood.

Rangiora’s thirddivision

men onceagain had atough

encounter with University

Apache, with no quarter given

by either team to end in a2­all

draw.

Rangiora Allsorts Mid Week

men conceded acouple of

‘‘own’’ goalsinthe first half of

their gameagainst Harewood

Red,but abrace of

unstoppable reverse stick

strikes from Thomas Spall

and asomewhat controversial

other goal to wily veteran

TonyMcDonaldgave the side

a3­2 win.

Meanwhile, an improving

Rangiora Hurunui mid­week

women’s team suffered its

second loss of the season, this

timeaclose defeattoHSOB

Burnside.

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora Bridge Club

Oxford Pairs Saturday, June 20:

North/South: Lynda Cameron/Sue

Solomons 1, Joan Lloyd/Joyce Gray2,

Dave Tocker/Sue McIlroy 3. East/West:

GaynorHurford/Stephanie Galbraith 1,

Sarah Waldron/Tony Biddington 2,

Dawn Simpson/VeronicaHall 3.

Rata Pairs, Monday, June 22: N/S:

Jeanette Chatterton/Gaynor Hurford 1,

Helen Paterson/Hilary Lakeman 2,

Dawn Simpson/Sue McIlroy3.E/W:

Set to go ... Emily Leech waits to trap the penalty corner for hitter Rose Mones­Cazon in the Rangiora

Rascals’ Kwik Sticks clash against Hornby.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Platinum Boys’ Ateam

has yet to findits rhythm,

going down to Carlton

Redcliffs, but the PlatinumA

girls squared the ledger with a

big win over SouthernUnited,

withKaylee McDonald named

mostvaluable player after

netting 5ofthe team’s 7goals.

Full Results

Division 1: Men: Rangiora

CBK 1lost to Harewood 2.

Women:Rangiora CBK 1

(Macy Neale 1) lost to

Harewood 7. MVP: Jess

Cooper.

Division 2: Women:

Rangiora 0lost to Hornby 2.

Division 3: Men: Rangiora 2

(TimSmit 1, Matt Johnson1)

drewwith UniversityApache 2.

Mid Week Open: Men:

Rangiora Allsorts3(Thomas

Spall 2, Tony McDonald 1)

beat Harewood Red 2.

Women: Rangiora Hurunui 1

(Lou Mones­Cazon 1) lostto

HSOB Burnside 2. MVP:

Blaise Davison.

Platinum Men: Rangiora A0

lost to Carlton Redcliffs 9.

MVP: BrodieSimpson.

Rangiora B3(Jackson Hill3)

lost to HSOB Burnside 5.

Platinum Women: Rangiora

A7(Kaylee McDonald 5, Kara

Cairns 1, Phoebe Monopolli 1)

beat Southern United 0. MVP:

Kaylee McDonald.

Rangiora B2(Annika Watt

1, AnnaWithers1)drew with

Harewood Black 2. MVP:

Jenny Shore/Rewi Thompson 1, Alison

Price/Derek Wilson 2, Jack Lyons/Ken

Johns 3.

Evening, Monday June 22: N/S:

Annette Caldwell/Gail Dunlop1,Anne

Bagrie/Kate Whiteheadand Denis

Milne/Gerard McCrea equal 2. E/W:

Rene Pabst/Bernie Lukken 1, Gavin

Dunnett/Stuart Atkinson 2, Murray

Davis/Sharon Davis 3.

Individual, Wednesday, June 24:

Dawn Simpson/JoyceGray 1, Barry

TanithWatt and Amelia

Green.

Kwik Sticks Girls:Rangiora

Rascals 7(Brooke Cooper 3,

Rosie Mones­Cazon 3, Emily

Leech 1) beat Hornby 0. MVP:

Sophie McKeever. Rangiora

Rubys 1(Oliviavan der Meer

1) lost to Southern United

Green 7. MVP: Tayla New.

Rangiora Rhinos 1(Eliza

Smith 1) lost to Southern

UnitedOrange 3. MVP: Zara

Couperus.

Kwik Sticks Boys:Rangiora

Renegades 1(Harison Forbes

1) lost to Southern United Red

7. MVP Harison Forbes.

Rangiora Rampage 1(Henry

Webb 1) lost to Southern

UnitedOrange 7. MVP: Seth

Anders.

Lomax/Marion Lomax 2, Veronica Hall/

NoreenThompson 3. Richard Luisetti/

Sue McIlroy 4, Gaynor Hurford/Bernie

Lukken5,Kevin Kuch/Brian Stewart 6.

Amberley Golf Club

Ladies Stroke: LRobertson 73 nett 2,

KPepper, 2, JYates 3.

Senior Men:RMcPhail 71 nett 1, on a

countback, PCumming 71 nett, 2, S

Thomas 72 nett, 3.

Junior Men:RDenby 71 nett c/b, 1, D

Smith 71 nett, 2, BRayner 72 nett, 3.

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NORTH CANTERBURY

RUGBY SUB UNION DRAW

4 th July 2020

LuisettiSeedsLtd Div1NorthCanterbury Competition

2.45pmAshleyvGlenmark-Cheviot, LobLwr 1. 2.45pm

Hurunui vOhoka, Cul 1. 2.45pm Kaiapoi vSaracens,

Kaiapoi Oval.2.45pm OxfordvWoodend, Oxford Oval.

Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd Division 2

Trophy

1.00pm Ashley vAmberley, Loburn 5. 2.30pm Kaikoura

vGlenmark-Cheviot, Kaik 1. 1.00pm Hurunui vOhoka,

Cul 1. 1.00pmKaiapoi vSaracens, KaiapoiOval. 1.00pm

OxfordvWoodend,OxfordOval.

Metro Womens Championship

1.00pm Ashburton Celtic vKaiapoi, Celtic 2, CKelland.

Combined Colts Competition -North Section

1.00pm AshleyvGlenmark-Cheviot,Lob Lwr 1.

UoC Championship

12.00pm TimaruBHS vRangioraHS1st XV, S.P.1.

ChchMetroU18 -see crfu.co.nz for all draw info

Ellesmere/NorthCant/Mid Cant Combined U18

1.00pm Oxford vRolleston/Southbridge, Oxford 2.

Ellesmere/NorthCant/Mid Cant Combined U16

1.00pm Saracens vWestMelton, Sbk2.

Metro U16 Girls -see crfu.co.nz for all draw info

Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd North

CanterburyU15 Competition

11.00am Hurunui vKaiapoi, Cul 1. 11.00am Oxford v

Rangiora HS, Oxford2.

Metro U14 -see crfu.co.nz for all draw info

Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd Section 1-

Under 13

11.45amOxfordvKaikoura, Oxford 3. 11.45am Pegasus

Bay vSaracens, Wood 2. 11.45am Glenmark-Cheviot v

Hurunui, Chev1.Ashley BYE.

Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Ltd Section 2-

U12

10.00am Amberley vAshley Green, Amb 1. 10.00am

Ashley Blue vOhoka, Lob Lwr 1. 11.30pm Woodend v

Hurunui, Wood 3b. 10.00am Saracens vKaiapoi, Sbk 1.

11.30am Oxford vKaikoura, Oxford4.

MikeGreer HomesNorth Canterbury LtdU11

10.30am Oxford Black vKaiapoi, Oxford Jnr 5. 10.00am

Ashley Blue vOhoka, Lob 5a. 11.45amGlenmark-Cheviot

vHurunui, Chev2b. 10.00am SaracensRed vOxford, Sbk

5. 10.00am WoodendvSaracens Blue, Wood 3a. Ashley

Green BYE.

MikeGreer HomesNorth CanterburyLtd U10

12.10am Amberley vAshley Green, Amb Jnr312.10am

Ashley Blue vOhoka Red, Lobjnr 3. 11.45amGlenmark-

Cheviot vHurunui, Chev 2a. 12.10am Ohoka Black v

Kaiapoi, Mand Jnr 4. 12.10am Saracens Red vOxford,

SbkJnr 6. 12.10am Woodend vSaracensBlue, Wood Jnr

4. KaikouraBYE.

Mike Greer Homes North CanterburyLtd U9

10.00am Amberley vKaiapoi Blue, Amb Jnr 3. 10.00am

AshleyvOhokaRed, Lob Jnr 3. 10:40 Glenmark-Cheviot

vHurunui, Chev 2b. 10.00am Ohoka Black vKaiapoi

Gold, Mand Jnr4.10.00am Saracens RedvOxford, Sbk

Jnr 6.10.00am Woodend vSaracens Blue, Wood Jnr 4.

KaikouraBYE.

Mike Greer HomesNorth Canterbury LtdU8

11.05 Amberley vOxford Black, AmbJnr 3. 11.05Ashley

Blue vOhoka Red, Lob Jnr 3.10:40 Glenmark-Cheviot v

Hurunui, Chev2a. 11.05Ohoka Black vKaiapoi, Mand Jnr

4. 11.05 Saracens Red vOxford Red, Sbk Jnr 6. 11.05

WoodendvSaracensBlue, Wood Jnr4.KaikouraBYE.

MikeGreerHomes NorthCanterbury LtdU7

10.50am Amberley vAshley Green, Amb 2a. 10.50am

Ashley Blue vOhoka Red, Lob 2a. 10:00am Glenmark-

Cheviot vHurunui Black, Cheviot 2b. 10.50am Ohoka

Black vKaiapoi, Mand Jnr 6. 10.50am Saracens Red v

Ohoka Green, Sbk 4a. 10.50am Woodend vSaracens

Blue, Wood 2a.Hurunui BlueBYE.

MikeGreerHomes NorthCanterbury LtdU6

10.00am Amberley vAshley Green, Amb 2a. 10.00am

Ashley Blue vOhoka Red, Lob 2a. 10.00am Glenmark-

CheviotBlackvAshleyGold,Chev 2a.10.00am Glenmark-

CheviotBlue vHurunui Blue, Chev 1a.10.00amGlenmark-

Cheviot Gold vHurunui Black, Chev 1b. 10.00am Ohoka

Black vKaiapoi, MandJnr 6. 10.00amWoodendGreenv

Ohoka Green,Wood2a10.00amSaracensBluevOxford

Black, Sbk 5a. 10.00am SaracensRed vOxford Red, Sbk

4a. 10.00am Ashley WhitevWoodend Black,Lob 2b.

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PROPERTY

Great family living in The Oaks

13 Elm Drive, Rangiora

This large family home is in awell sought after location and amust see! This quality built

home boasts four double bedrooms, fabulous family bathroom and laundryroom with excellent

storage.

The kitchen/dining area has abreakfast bar and butlers pantry. The master bedroom has awalkin

wardrobe, large en suite with bath and is in asecluded haven away from the rest of the house

with its own patio area and private spa giving this home afantastic parents retreat!

There are two large living areas with more than enough space for the whole family! The outdoor

area is extremely private with abeautiful courtyard feel. It is also very well connected to the

living areas, truly an entertainers dream. The gardens are wonderfully established with stunning

roses, Camellias and raised garden beds, the hard work has been done -sosit back and enjoy

this fabulous home!

Offers over

$630,000

Open Home

Sunday 3.00pm -3.30pm

For more information contact:

Katy Biggs

022 0687 415

Carol Thompson

027 914 2341

Property Brokers Ltd

Website ID #RU72606

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real estate.

The Property Brokers and Farmlands partnership means

great things forprovincial real estate*

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eachother to createbiggernetworks, more

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Prime location -potential to add value

Immaculately presented

NORTH

CANTERBURY

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

WEB ID RU76320

OXFORD

55 Burnett Street

Positioned in the heart of agrowing community, this

classic 1970's home on873m2 offers quick access to

local amenities. While needing some TLC, this offering

is as versatile asthey come with potential both as a

small family home or an investment property. Both

spacious bedrooms have excellent inbuilt storage and

are complemented by awell-appointed bathroom and a

separate toilet, with an added bonus of an extra room

off the master adding versatility as astudio/storage

area. An open plan dining/kitchen area and separate

lounge benefit from the presence ofawood burner.

Amazing views, amazing value

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 5Jul 2.15 -2.45pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 30th June, 2020 at 5.00pm,

(unless sold prior)

Di Moreira

Mobile 027 848 8020

Office 03 313 8022

di@pb.co.nz

2

1

WEB ID RU76392

OXFORD

22 Kowhai Street

With ahost ofamenities all within walking distance,

this large modern home, on an expansive section, is

perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. Offering an

opportunity to work from home, host extra family and

friends or simply spread out and enjoy the space. Inside,

four bedrooms are accompanied by two modern

bathrooms, including an en-suite and WIR of the

master. The well-appointed kitchen is complemented by

aversatile open-plan living area with expansive

windows. The heat transfer, heat pump and wood

burner provide all year-round comfort and the interior is

freshly painted.

Ahome to show and share

DEADLINE SALE

VIEW Sunday 5Jul 1.30 -2.00pm

DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 7th July, 2020 at 5.00pm,

(unless sold prior)

Di Moreira

Mobile 027 848 8020

Office 03 313 8022

di@pb.co.nz

4

2

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

WEB ID RL76488

SEFTON

41 Factory Road

If you have been searching for the perfect combination

of location, privacy and modern living, you won't want

to miss this outstanding entry level lifestyle property!

Boasting both expansive farmland and hill views, yet

only minutes from Sefton township and State Highway

1. Perfectly positioned and immaculately presented on

an easy care ten acres, this modern, sunny home

features two bedrooms with the option of athird

bedroom oroffice and amodern well appointed

bathroom. Enjoy the naturally warm, spacious

open-plan living complemented by amodern kitchen.

VIEW Sunday 5Jul 1.00 -2.00pm

Leigh Miller

Mobile 021 308 202

Office 03 313 8022

leighm@pb.co.nz

FROM $525,000

3

1

2

WEB ID RU76582

WOODEND

62 Petries Road

Sitting pretty in the heart of the highly-desirable Two

Roads subdivision, this generously proportioned,

thoughtfully constructed home was designed with

modern living in mind. Well-constructed and equally

well-maintained by our house-proud owners, this

spacious home is perfect for families of all shapes and

sizes. Three bedrooms and an office (with wardrobe)

are complemented by two bathrooms (ensuite and

walk-in-robe off the master), while open-plan living

areas ensure the ability to host both intimate gatherings

and larger get-togethers.

VIEW Sunday 5Jul 12.00 -12.30pm

Aaron Clark

Mobile 027 873 5121

Office 03 313 8022

aaronc@pb.co.nz

BUYERS $519,000+

3+1

2

2

pb.co.nz


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Wanted: Big Happy Family!

Aspecial home with special views

NORTH

CANTERBURY

OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING

WEB ID RU76472

RANGIORA

5Will Place

VIEW Sunday 5Jul 3.00 -3.30pm

On aquiet cul-de-sac close to the host of convenient

amenities at Lillybrook, this picturesque home on

862m2 boasts room for the whole family, and is offered

to the market with genuine determination by vendors

whose thoughts have already turned to their next

project. Four bedrooms are complemented by two

bathrooms, with alarge lounge and modern kitchen

ensuring the ability to cater to any occasion. The large

sun-soaked conservatory is an added bonus, while three Aaron Clark

heat pumps, two DVS systems and underfloor insulation

Mobile 027 873 5121

guarantee year-round comfort.

Office 03 313 8022

aaronc@pb.co.nz

$475,000

4

2

2

WEB ID HSU76683

HANMER SPRINGS

16 Chalet Crescent

This stunning and elevated Fraemohs all timber home is

really something special in the dress circle of Hanmer

Springs Village. The soft warm timber tones and neutral

decor are soothing and relaxing to the soul. Immaculate

in presentation, the three generous bedrooms and

spacious open plan living are very family friendly. Great

outdoor flow and new decking on three sides offering

views to die for over the Hanmer Valley. The home is

located up aquiet ROW in aprivate setting at the base

of Conical Hill. It enjoys all day sun and is well fenced.

View By Appointment

Janice Clyma

Mobile 027 434 7090

Office 0800 452 642

janice.clyma@pb.co.nz

FROM $525,000

3

2

Don't let this chance go by

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WEB ID HSU76735

HANMER SPRINGS

43 Conical Hill Road

Arare opportunity to secure this super-sized house in

the heart of Hanmer Springs. The substantial 250sqm

house is divided into two separate self-contained

apartments. The upstairs flat has two generous living

rooms, two bedrooms and offers great views and

all-day sun. Currently itisoccupied by long term

tenants. The downstairs flat has three bedrooms, two

bathrooms and isset up to sleep seven. This is agreat

wee rental for weekenders, midweek tradies working in

the village, or just use it yourself. Additional large

freestanding double garage plus single garage and

storeroom under house.

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DEADLINE SALE

View By Appointment

DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 29th July, 2020 at

3.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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Mobile 027 434 7090

Office 0800 452 642

janice.clyma@pb.co.nz

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ACTIVITIES AND CLASSIFIEDS

34 North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

Matariki and Maori

navigation

Join Nukuroa and Heidi

Tirikatene­Nashatthe

Amberley School Hallon

Wednesday, July 15, for atalk

on the significanceofMatariki

(the Maori New Year), the stars

and other natural systems that

helped in navigation. Heidiwill

shareher journeyasacrew

member on the traditionally

designed WakaHaunui,aspart

of the 2019 Tuia250 Flotilla

commemorations. The session

runs from7pm to 8.30pm.Cost:

1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits

or kohaappreciated.

Registrations: (03)314 3406,

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Berryand currant pruning

Gardeners Gary Burgess and

LornaSandeman will

demonstrate at Waiparaon

Sunday,July 19,how to clean

up your berryand currant

bushes with the right thinning

and shaping techniques.

Attendeeswill also be able to

try theirhand at pruning on a

variety of bushes. They will

also discuss general

maintenance of berryand

currant beds at thesession,

whichruns from11amto1pm.

Cost:2TimeBank Hurunui

credits or $12 .Registrations:

(03) 314 3406oremail

tbhlearningexchange@

gmail.com.

Woolcraft

The Rangiora Woolcraft group

holdsspinning, weaving, felting

and knitting sessions every

second and fourth Mondayof

the month. Anyone interested

is welcome to jointhe multitasking

group from10am to

2pm. Bring yourlunch,and a

cuppatothe BrassBand Hall,

NorthbrookStudios,

NorthbrookRoad, Rangiora.

For further information, phone

(021)134 0423or(021)102 8582.

Post­lockdown party

The OxfordWorkingmen’s Club

will hold afree post­lockdown

Situations Vacant

You’ll fit

Right in.

BECAUSE YOU BELONG HERE

party at the club at 160 High

St this Saturday,July 4. The

Christchurch­based cover

band DnD RockBand will

play at theevent,which

startsat8pm.

Thomasthe Tank Engine

Thomasthe Tank Engineis

returningtoRangiorafor the

schoolholidays.The North

Canterbury Model Railway

Club will be open its

clubroomsat13BlakeStreet,

Rangiora, to host Thomas

and Friendsaspart of

KidsFest. Thomaswill run

every day from Monday, July

6, untilSunday, July 19,from

9am to 4pm. Children can

drive Thomas or his friends

for only 50 cents for afourminuterun.

Diorama kits

will be on sale for $10.

Children are encouragedto

enter their dioramas in a

special competitionbeing

held at the Big Model Train

Show at Pioneer Stadium,

Christchurch, on October 3

and 4. Therewill be asmall

display of dioramastogive

some ideas. For more

information,contact Arthur

Linnell on (03)745 9148 or

email sir.arthur@xnet.co.nz.

Ideas sought

Waimakariri youth are

seeking ideas to create a

familyfriendly space at

DudleyPark. The

Waimakariri Youth Council

has launched its public

consultationonplansto

createavibrant community

space around the Dudley

Skate Park. It wantstohear

from users of the area, local

residentsand the wider

community. The

Waimakariri District Council

has made $20,000 available

in supportofthe concept to

encouragecommunity use of

the space aroundthe skate

park. The community is

welcome to shareideas at

waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

beforeMonday, July20.

CASUAL REGISTERED

NURSE -WAIKARI

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL,

CANTERBURY DHB

Waikari Community Hospital is after acasual Registered Nurse to

work in their 10 bed, CDHB rural hospital. Youwill deliver excellent

nursing care as asole charge practitioner to avariety of patients

and will be involved with aged care, rehabilitation, respite and

palliative care. This position would suit an experienced nurse who is

available to cover the full range of shifts.

For more information, please call Helen West on 03 314 4005,

or visit our careers website: https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/

Job/Registered-Nurses-Casual-Waikari-Hospital/Waikari/17302

Findout moreabout us at cdhbcareers.co.nz

Situations Vacant

Waipara Adventure Centre, aChristian Adventure Centre,

is looking for young people 17-22 who are looking for work

in the Waipara Area. We have aneed to train instructors to

run our outdoor programmes to school during term four of

2020 and term one 2021. We are looking for young people

who have adesire/interest in the outdoors and are willing

to be trained by us to alevel of competency required by

the Adventure Industry. Youdonot necessary need to have

much experience in the outdoors, as we will train you. This

is apart time, fixed term contract and minimum adult rates

apply. You must be available for the first training weekend

31 July to 2August 2020, and further training after that.

Forall enquiries email manager@waiparaadventure.nz

or call William 027 334 6881.

This would suit Home Schooler, youth waiting to attend

university or ayoung person looking for work. Give us acall

“we would love to hear from you”.

2291077

HURUNUI

DISTRICT NURSE

­PERMANENT

PART TIME

POSITION

(FIXED TERM)

We are looking for an

experienced registered

nurse, preferably with

district nursing experience,

to join the fantastic

district nursing team

based in Cheviot.

This position would be for

two 8hour days plus extra

hours as demand in service

requires.

The person we are looking

for will have a current

practicing certificate and

afull drivers licence. You

must be able to work well

autonomously and be a

team player.

Other casual work may

be available in the surrounding

Hurunui district

nursing teams.

A position description is

available by phoning

Andree Boyce, DN Coordinator,

Hurunui District

Nursing Service on

021404048 or email RICHARD

andreebaird@hotmail.

com

Applications close

Monday 13th July 2020.

Gardening

TIDY TREES and gardens.

All tree pruning,

felling, hedge trimming and

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.

GARDEN hedges cut to

perfection. Tree & arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

LAWNS & GARDENS

Time to plan for Spring.

Lawns, gardening, section

tidys, hedges trimmed,

roses pruned. Call or text

Megan 021 337 489.

HOMEKILL

Butchery &

meat processing

313 0022

MEAT2U.NZ

2276971

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

Livestock

TEXEL ROMNEY cross

ewe hoggets suitable for

breeding /lifestyle blocks.

Phone 021 626 449 or 03

385 4966.

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.

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.

Acknowledgements

NOBLE

BOULTON. Sandy, Ruth

and their families wish to

thank friends and family for

their love and support following

the passing of Richard.

Your words of

comfort, phone calls, cards

and flowers were greatly

appreciated. Please accept

this as apersonal acknowledgement

from us all.

Personal

AloneIsNoFun…

Joinourmembersseeking

companionship/love!

Meetvia Personalphone calls not

computer matchups

25+ yearsofmatchmakingexperience.

City/Ruralmembers of all ages (seniors

welcome!)

Call 0800315 311

to see who is waitingtomeet you!

www.newbeginningsnetwork.co.nz

Educational

Wanted To Rent

2202068

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

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.

Public Notices

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

THEPROMISE TO

DAVID -IMMORTAL

KING

This is the third Bible presentation

covering the promises to Adam,

Abraham and David. They also include

those who commit to the same beliefs.

Where do we stand in this regard?

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street

Sunday 5th July, 7.00pm

All welcome.

For information phone 03 352 5453

WarMemorial Hall

1AlbertStreet, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 1–Keeping everyone safe

Dear Clients and prospective clients,

•WeARE open and ready to provide you with budgeting

supportand advice.

•WeARE able to meet with you face-to-face. Strictly by

appointment only.

•Wewill be able to see walk-in clients. Please phone first

•Home visits are by arrangement only.

•Wewill trytocontinue advocating on your behalf with

WINZ, banks, creditors etc.

•Weregularly work with other supportagencies and

food banks; to provide you with additional assistance.

Phone: 03 313 3505

(please leave amessage and we’ll get back to you)

Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

Monday to Thursday 09:00 am to 4:00 pm

•However,Ifyou cannot wait to talk with us, then please

call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

Budgeting Services North Canterbury Inc., gratefully acknowledges

the support of: Ministry of SocialDevelopment, Oranga Tamariki -

Ministry for Children and the Rātā Foundation.

Affiliated member of: The National Building FinancialCapability

Charitable Trust. Registered Charity Number: CC10710

2291379

2286888

DECISIONS ON SUBMISSIONS ON PLAN

CHANGE 2TOTHE HURUNUI DISTRICT PLAN

The decision on submissions to Plan Change 2–Mt

Lyford Village has been made and aletter has been sent

to submitters.

Any person who made asubmission on Plan Change

2may appeal the decision to the Environment Court.

Appealsmust be filed with the EnvironmentCourtwithin

30 working days.

Acopy of the decision can be viewed onthe Council’s

website at www.hurunui.govt.nz/PC2

Acopy can also be obtained by emailing

planning@hurunui.govt.nz

2290225

RotaryClubofRangiora

BOOKS

WANTED

Rangiora Rotary

annual book sale

needs donated books

/Magazines/Puzzles

Please contact Bruce

Walker 0274724439

forcollection.

2282233

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Grey Power

North Canterbury

Incorporated

Please note for

the meeting of our

Association will resume

on Tuesday 4 th August

at 1.30pm at the RSA,

Victoria Street, Rangiora.

Welcome back to all

members.

Enquiries 310 6563

2291416

Wanted To Buy

MATERIALS to deck out

a mancave from Memorabilia,

retro things of any

kind including furniture or

just cool things of interest.

Ph or txt 021 861 732 or

327 9495.

Public Notices

AMBERLEY Cancer Support

Group AGM, The

AGM of the above group

will be held at the Amberley

Catholic Church Hall,

Carters Road on 21st July

2020 at 11am. This will be

followed by our usual

meeting & finger food

lunch. Residents are welcome

to come along and

you are welcome to join our

group. For information

contact Mary 027 604 5174

or Lesley 03 314 9525.

Garage Sales

MASSIVE Garage Sale,

Sat 4th July, 8Keir Street,

Rangiora, 8am ­1pm. After

20 +yrs, we are downsizing

­you name it, we have it

and there’s plenty for

everyone! Household

items, kitchen, gardening,

tools, books and sports

memorabilia, new and 2nd

hand clothing, we want and

need it gone!

Trade&Services

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.

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.

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.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

DECORATORS

Lilybrook Decorators. Now

semi­retired looking for

those odd jobs. Phone

Gordon 027 430 2938.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

SHEEP SHEARING ­

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional

service. 25 years

exp. Shearing, drenching,

hoof trimming etc. Call

Shaun 021 204 1274.

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.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

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.


Trade&Services

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

PAINTER, qualified, local

professional. Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PLASTIC

North Canterbury Specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

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.

PAINTER & Decorator.

Semi retired painter. Small

jobs. Ph Peter 03 312 7945

or 027 693 8360.

2070788

2208126

2089195v2-4/4-S

Scaffolding

Trade&Services

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 30

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 31A Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheeliebins 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

WELDING 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.

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.

Automotive &Recovery

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

Computer Repairs

For all your computer repairs, parts, servicing, sales &more..

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRAGES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

North Canterbury News, July 2, 2020

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

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

2220615

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

VALUATION ­

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Computer Repairs

Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Builder

Electrician

Electrician

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

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

Scrap Metal

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

Trade&Services

Pet Headstones

PetHeadstones

made out of your

local stone.

Pets name carved

in to stone.

Phone Andrew

021 344 396

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

2276525v2

Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

2291074

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

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

2020478

Trade&Services

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Robin Driver 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 1859949

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

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

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

2225862

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Trade&Services

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

Plastering

PLASTERING THAT LEAVES

ALASTING IMPRESSION

Quality plastering at realistic prices

Offering afull range of plastering services:

•Interior /exterior &modified systems,

•Earthquake repairs &remedial plastering

•New residential &commercial

Specialist in Exterior Cladding

Plastering and Painting

Servicing North Canterbury

Phone for afree quote 021 023 92473

www.horiskplastering.co.nz

brianhorisk@gmail.com

Accountant

DENTURE CLINIC

2281227

Windows &Doors

35

Debra Jowsey &KarlaKilner

Ph 03314 9480

We help with allTaxreturns for the

salary &wage earner,self employed, rental,

business,farm,GST,pay day filing

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

WINDOW MARKETPLACE

•New &Used

•Timber&Aluminium

•Windows &Doors

8am-5pmWeekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

2287949

215 Waltham Rd,Sydenham

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

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

2172994

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MainPower

Live Lines

Issue 186 July 2020

Upcoming work

MainPower willbecarrying out some work in theHanmer,

Culverden andMousePoint area onTuesday 4, Wednesday 5and

Thursday 6August.

This involves replacingsome power polesand lines,upgrading

local substations andgeneralmaintenancework.The work is being

undertaken to improve thenetwork’slong term resilience and

reliability.

Where possible, customerswillhaveelectricity suppliedbya

generator to minimise disruptions, however therewill be some

power outagesrequired.

Anycustomersaffected by theseoutages will receive anotification

from their chosenelectricity retailer in advance.

To keep up todate with MainPower’s planned work, check our

website, mainpower.co.nz/outages.

SLOW DOWN

If you seeour crews working

on or near the road,please

takespecial care andfollow

allsignage.

24 hour faults line

0800 30 90 80

mainpower.co.nz

STOP

Annual

meeting

The Annual Meeting of MainPower New

Zealand Limitedisbeing heldnextmonth.

Date: Thursday20August, 2020

Time: Commencing at 5:30p.m.

Location: MainPowerHeadOffice

Address: 172FernsideRoad, Rangiora

An invitation is extended to allNorth

Canterbury residents.

Pleasenote,due to the ongoing

coronavirus pandemic, this may be

subject to change. Please see our website

for anyupdates, mainpower.co.nz.

MainPower

Community

Fund

Do you know alocalcommunity group

or education provider doing great things

for thepeople of North Canterbury?

Nominate them nowfor ashare of the

$30,000 MainPower Community Fund.

The nextfunding roundwill be distributed

in October2020.

Visit mainpower.co.nz/community-support

for more information and to makea

nomination.

MainPower 24 HourFaults Line

0800 30 90 80

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