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Spectacular lighting

... The Rangiora

Light and Sound

Festival hopes to

build on the success

of Christchurch’s

Botanical Delights

extravaganza.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Achance to see the light

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Abeacon of light will shine

through in Rangiora nextmonth.

ARangioraLight and Sound

Festival is planned for Victoria

Parkover fournights,complete

withafairylandoftalking trees,

disco lights, music,dancing

lights, interactive lighting

displays, and smokeand bubble

machines.

It comeshard on theheelsof

the tough decision to cancel the

annual Waimakariri Winter

Festival because of Covid­19.

Spokesman KarlHorwarth

says, with littleentertainment on

offer, ateam of Rangiora people

got togethertobring abit of light

into the lives of those weariedby

the disruption of the pandemic.

‘‘We were gutted having to

cancel thewinterfestival this

year. But we havemanaged to get

agood numberofwinter festival

sponsors to back anew event and

it will be fantastic.

It willbebased on the

successful Botanic Delights

lighting extravaganza heldevery

two yearsinChristchurch,

enjoyedby30,000people each

night.

It will run from September

16­19,culminating in aSaturday

night grandfinale.

‘‘People will be able to

experience alightand sound

wonderland and see Victoria

Park as they have never seenit

before,’’ Karl says.

Extra lights will be turned on

for Saturday night,and there will

be live music,foodtrucks, a

licensed bar,market stalls and

children’s entertainment.

‘‘The big draw willbeafamily

movie playingonthe big outdoor

screen.’’

Spectrum will be installing the

lights, and have come on board as

amajor sponsoralong with New

WorldRangiora, MainPower,

Ray White Rangiora, Visit

Waimakariri, Fools of Desire,

Compass FM andthe North

Canterbury News.

AcoupleofHave you seenthe

Light giveaway campaigns are

planned,along with acolouring

competition, and agolden ticket

competition.

Karl says the festival aims to

provide an affordable event for

all the family. It is plannedto

charge $5 apersonor$10 a

family, withtickets able to be

used over multiple nights.Itwill

run from 6pm Wednesday,

Thursday,Friday, with

Saturday’s finalestarting at 5pm.

Karl says withall the

infrastructure in place,the

Rangiora Festival of Colour will

fit in seamlesslyonthe Sunday,

from 10am to 4pm. ‘‘The four days

of festivities are allabout bringing

people together,’’ he says.

Ticket and booking details will

be advertised soon.

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The best view at the domain

Showing initiative ... Enterprising fans with access to acherry­picker had afine view of the

North Canterbury LuisettiSeeds rugby grand final between Glenmark­Cheviot and Kaiapoi at the

Omihi Domain last Saturday. Level 2restrictions meant the match, won by Glenmark­Cheviot

32­24, was played without spectators. Threefans met all Covid­19 requirements by hoisting the

cherry­picker above the boundary hedge in aneighbour’s paddock to watch the spectacle. Full

match coverage, page 31.

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Council cancels book sale

Apopularbooksalehas been cancelled by

the HurunuiDistrict Council as thecouncil

reintroduces Covid­19 level 2protocols.

The council decided to cancelthe Friends

of the Library’s booksaleatthelibrary, as it

was expected to draw morethan100 people.

Mayor Marie Black saysithas beenpostponed,untilfurthernotice,

butwillbeback.

She saysthe council will remaincautious

and vigilant in itsfightagainst thevirusand

cancelany other events expected to draw

morethan100 people.

“TheGovernment is taking aprecautionary

approach andwhile some may feel

frustration at therise in alert level,itis

important forustoremain calm” she says.

‘‘Weare working to reduce the risk, andwe

haveshownthat we can unite against the

virus before.”

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Mrs Black saysthe council is makingsureit

is operatingassafely as possible andhas

measures to respond to any alert level.

‘‘We have reintroducedlevel2safety

protocols andask allvisitors to maintain

social distancing, sanitise, and usethe Covid­

19 tracerapp,orour provided methods, to

sign in forcontact tracing wherever

possible.’’

Residents can callthe council if they are

experiencing hardshipbecauseofthe change

in alertlevel.

Meanwhile, most council facilitiesremain

open to the public, includingtransfer

stations, playgrounds, librariesand service

centres.

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Provision of social services in

ruralcommunities willbethe

focusofanelection forumon

September30.

Social ServicesWaimakariri

(SSW)ishosting an online

webinar with election

candidates next Wednesday,

with the focus on local social

issues.

SSW facilitator Nicki Carter

says the forum will follow a

differentformat to most

election meetings,with the

localspeakers informing the

politicians of localissues,

before the candidates are

invited to respond.

‘‘We are goingtohear from

speakers fromthe four main

sectors,givingfive minutes

each —families with children,

youth, older persons and the

disabilitysector.

‘‘Andthen we will launch

into the questions.’’

Candidates fromLabour,

National,the Greens, New

Zealand First and the New

Conservativeswill thenbe

invited to respondtoquestions

around social sector funding,

operatinginthe post­Covid

environment and service

provisioninrural areas.

‘‘There are particular issues

around funding for social

services in rural communities.

For example, thereisno

communitysocialworker

basedinthe Hurunui district,’’

Nickisays.

‘‘TheCovid environment has

highlighted that we cannot

continuetorelyon

philanthropic funders to

provide services which are the

responsibilityofcentral

government.’’

If there is time, candidates

will be invited to givetheir

viewsonthe cannabis and end

of life referendums.

The decision to hold the

forumonlinewas made after

the lockdown, and Nickisays it

has proven to be the right one

giventhe Covid19uncertainty.

People can tune in to watch

the forum liveat3pm on

September30onYouTube at

youtu.be/ahg70WrlGS8. It can

be watched lateratthe same

address.

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Sad parkvisit... Waimakariri District Mayor DanGordon, left, with KeithHarris, of Rangiora, and ECancouncillor GrantEdge, of Fernside, during

ameeting at the sitewhere 500 trees were recently felled in the Ashley Rakahuri RegionalPark near Rangiora.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Councillor angered by tree felling

By SHELLEY TOPP

AFernside­based councillor

with EnvironmentCanterbury

is angrythat the regional

council felled500 trees in

Rangiora’sAshleyRakahuri

RegionalPark without

consultation.

The trees werefelledlast

monthbyECan’sriver

engineeringteam during flood

mitigationwork, without

consultation with the

community, the district

council, the Rangiora­Ashley

CommunityBoard,the

WaimakaririWater Zone

Committee, or ECan

councillors.

The loss of the trees sparked

an outcry from the community.

‘‘I want to share my absolute

angerwith the community at

the loss of these trees which

haveprovided awell­liked

shaded woodlandlandscape

and recreational facility for a

verylong time,’’ Cr Grant Edge

said.

‘‘There has beenaterrible

breakdownincommunication

channelsbetween the regional

counciland the districtcouncil

and the community.’’

Thiswas not how the new

democratically elected

environment council,under

chairwoman Jenny Hughey

and new chief executive Dr

Stefanie Rixecker,wanted to

work, Cr Edge said.

‘‘What has happenedhere is

not following the strategic

pathway of the new council.’’

He planstoseekareview of

the procedure leadingupto

the removal of the trees to

ensurebetter outcomes in the

future.

Waimakariri District Mayor

Dan Gordon has also

expressed disappointment that

the trees were felled without

consultation.

He wants amoratorium

preventing further tree­felling

at the park in order‘‘to work

through issues of concern’’. He

also plans to meet ECan

officials within the nexttwo

weeks to discussthe issue,

specifically to determine if

opportunities exist for

replanting, how the community

might be involved with that,

and how the messleft by the

tree­fellingwill be cleaned up.

‘‘We can’tstop what has

happened to the trees but we

must learnfrom it and do

betterinthe future,’’ Mr

Gordon said.

Rangiora residentKeith

Harris, who has written to

Environment Minister David

Parker about the issue, has

called the removal of thetrees

‘‘vandalism’’. He has also been

invited to attend the meeting.

Waimakariri WaterZone

Committee chairman Michael

Blackwell, of Kaiapoi, said he

was ‘‘bitterly disappointed’’

overthe loss of the trees.

‘‘There has been alack of

consultation, with the end

result thatnobody in the

community has had an

opportunitytoshare their

voice.

‘‘There has to be some kind

of middleground, and

consultation with the Water

ZoneCommittee is an

important link in that process.’’

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Holloway to fill council seat

Mary Holloway has been

elected to the Hurunui

District Council, replacing

Jason Fletcher, who resigned

earlier thisyear.

Mary, the chairwoman of

the HanmerSprings

Community Board,won the

Westward seatinabyelection

from Jeffrey Walker

by 778 votes to 397.

Maryishumbledbythe

support and is mindful she

willbeserving the whole of

the Hurunui District.

‘‘I am North Canterbury

bornand bred,and aware of

the district’s rural and

farmingneeds,” she said.

“I appreciate the

opportunity to make sure our

local voiceisheard.

‘‘Local government remains

astrong and important pillar

of the New Zealand

governance model and Ilook

forward to standingstrongly

for this principle.”

Aby­election will nowbe

heldtoreplace the

extraordinaryvacancyonthe

Community board created by

Mary’s new position.

Mary Holloway

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Mel’svision for Maori success

By DAVID HILL

ANorth Canterbury educator says there

needs to be arethink around how to

encourage Maori educational

achievement.

Maori are the youngest and fastestgrowing

demographic. Population

projections suggest more than one

million New Zealanders will identify as

Maori by 2038,and will represent more

than afifthofthe working­age

population, TuahiwiSchool principal

Mel Taite­Pitama says.

In contrast, New Zealand’s pakeha

population is ageing and will represent

the highest proportion of over­65s.

Mel has been invitedtoaddress the

uLearnConference in Hamilton in

October and has been published in New

Zealand and international educational

magazinesonthe subjectofMaori

educationalachievement.

‘‘In Maori culturewehave aproverb,

‘the kumara doesn’t talkabout its own

sweetness’, but Ithink Maori need to

celebrate our achievements and North

Canterbury needstocelebrate what we

have here.’’

Last week, in her roleasAra Institute

of Canterbury deputy chairwoman, Mel

spoke to 900 academic staff at the launch

of Ara’s new framework for Maori

achievement.

‘‘It’salot of pressuretodo something

like that because you’vegot to get it right.

If we don’twewill have aserious

problem in this country,’’ she says.

‘‘Maori have traditionally filled bluecollarjobs,

but withour rapidlychanging

technologyand automation, those jobs

won’t exist in the future, so we have got to

get young Maori aimingfor higher­paid

jobs.

‘‘Whatweneed to understandisthat

the growth in the workforce is going to be

predominantly young Maori, particularly

in regions like NorthCanterbury.’’

Ahigh achiever herself, Mel is happy to

been seenasarole model for young

Maori women.

Last yearshe won the Maori or Pasifika

governanceleaderaward at the New

Zealand Women in Governance Awards.

She alsohas her own business,

Looking to the future ... Tuahiwi School principal Mel Taite­Pitama says Maori are the

youngest and fastest­growing demographic in New Zealand.

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Tuahiwi Education Ltd, and is studying

for amasters degree in Maori and

indigenous leadership.

‘‘I can’t go to the supermarketwithout

someone recognising me, but if I’m that

Maori woman that people can relateto, I

can live withthat.

‘‘I have avery supportive whanau and

Idon’thave young childrenany more, but

Idowork long hours.’’

Nine Rangiora race meetings for season

The Rangiora HarnessRacing Club has

been allocated nineracemeetings for the

2020/21 season.

They will be held on Friday, November

6—four days before the New Zealand

TrottingCup —followedbyWednesday,

November 18, Sunday, December 20, for

the Christmas at the Races meeting, with

six meetings scheduled for nextyear.The

2021 datesare Sunday, January 3;

Saturday,February20; Sunday, April18,

for the Rangiora Classic; Sunday, April

25, for the Anzac Day meeting; Sunday,

May 9; and Sunday,May 23.

Club president Greg Wright says he is

‘‘delighted to have both afull complement

of meetings and most in the spring/

summer seasons’’.

TheNovember 6meetingwill be the

first meeting at Rangiora Raceway since

racingstalled under Covid­19 restrictions

earlier this year, withthe club holding

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Kanuka stand to be used in wastewater trial

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Planting pines on land bought

by the Hurunui District Council

in Hanmer Springs, where it

intends to spray treated sewage

and wastewater for irrigation,

has some residents bristling.

Residents say it is agreat

opportunity for the council to

plant natives on the 50­hectare

block at the corner of River

Road and Leslie Pass Road.

However, the council’s chief

operations officer, Dan Harris,

says the decision to plant

radiata pines for nutrient

management was based on

available science when land

options were considered

during the resource consent

stage.

There were also significant

differences in operating costs

between exotic plantation

forestry and other options.

However, he says residents’

opposition to the pines has

been taken on board and the

council will use asevenhectare

block of kanuka on the

land as atest area to gather

information on how natives

perform under irrigation.

This could lead to natives

being planted when the pines

are harvested.

Mr Harris says astudy is

needed to understand why the

kanuka stand is thriving in the

area, being the only stand of its

type on that side of the Hanmer

Springs basin.

One resident said on alocal

Facebook page that the block

provided awonderful

opportunity to plant native

trees and create abird

sanctuary. Deer were excluded

because of deer fencing, while

other pests could be trapped to

ensure it was predator­free.

‘‘Unfortunately, the council

has decided to plant pine trees.

The large amount of water will

ensure these trees will grow so

fast they will need to be

harvested every 15 years, to

prevent toppling due to wind,

but will be too weak to be used

for building, and will probably

blow over earlier.

‘‘A qualified ecologist has

offered his services free­ofcharge

to design aplanting and

nutrient­uptake plan, but the

council has refused.

‘‘Pine trees should be planted

around the boundary as they

would grow quickly and not

require watering, and would

protect the young natives

growing inside from the wind,’’

the Facebook post says.

Environmental reports

suggest that, left unplanted and

appropriately maintained, the

heavily modified regrowth of

kanuka would respond well to

watering, Mr Harris says.

He says the council is

committed to not only

undertaking restoration of the

area, but also monitoring

nutrient uptake by the kanuka

using test bores to improve the

science on native planting.

If successful, the large scale

trial will support future

applications for native

plantings in wastewater

disposal zones, and may lead to

expansion of native plantings

after rotation of the exotic

planting at the Hanmer Springs

site, he says.

At present, under an existing

consent, Hanmer Springs

sewage is treated, with the

resulting wastewater

discharged in the Chatterton

River.

Work began in 2014­2015 to

move to aland­based discharge

for the town’s treated

wastewater. Several options

around Hanmer Springs were

investigated by the council and

community board. Eventually,

the River Rd site was bought,

consent sought, and granted.

‘‘It has been along journey,

with initial investigations

dating back to 2007, 2008, when

we got an extension to our

existing resource consent,’’ Mr

Harris says.

‘‘We are aiming to have it

operating, all going well, by the

end of September.’’

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Irrigation trial ... Akanuka stand

similar to this will be part of atrial

near Hanmer Springs to determine

how natives perform under

irrigation using wastewaster

derived from sewage. PHOTO:FILE

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Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

District well prepared

for Covid’scurve balls

It’sfair to say thatit’sunwelcomenews

that Covid­19has re­emerged in New

Zealand, anddisappointing to be backat

alert level2.

However, the country has donethis

before and ourdistrict is prepared.

During times likethisitisimportantto

be kind, accommodating,and awarethat

your neighbours andfriends maybe

responding differently thanyou.

Ihavebeenimpressed by whatIhave

seen over theweekend,how retailers

have respondedandhow accepting and

understanding everyoneisbeing.

The council is makingsure that weare

operating as safelyaspossible at this

level, so visitors to facilities and venues

will noticecontact­tracingmeasures,

sanitisationand distancing protocols

areinplace.

Mostcouncil facilitiesremainopen at

alertlevel2,including playgrounds,

skateparks anddog parks.Service

centres,libraries,transferstations and

aquatic centresalso remain open,

although someservicesmay notbe

availablewhere they cannotbe

deliveredsafely (for example, where

physical distancingcannot be

maintained).

Community facilitiessuch as halls and

meeting rooms remainopen to existing

bookings, with safetyprotocolsinplace.

Fulldetails on whatfacilitiesand

servicesare available, includingthe

safety measures put in place, are

availableatwaimakariri.govt.nz/covid19

or phone(0800) 965468. Information

aboutnationaland regionalchangesto

alertlevels canbefoundat

covid19.govt.nz.Check thesesites for the

latest updates.

Ashley River tree removal

Ihavefielded many queries from

residents aboutthe removaloftrees

fromthe Ashley River.

Thisarea is the responsibility of

Environment Canterbury (ECan).

Our councilwasn’tadvised or

consulted on the treeremoval.

Iamdisappointed thatno­onefrom

theRangiora­Ashley Community Board

or ourGreenspace Team wasnotified.

We would haveexpected thereto be a

lotmorecommunication and

❛We would have expected

there to be alot more

communication and

consultation with the

community about such a

substantial tree felling in this

popular recreation area.❜

consultationwith thecommunityabout

suchasubstantialtreefellinginthis

popular recreationarea.

If there are trees that are adangerto

people then of courseIwouldsupport

their removal, butnot the removal of

healthy trees thatprovidealovely

recreationspot for locals.

Thiswas an area of significant natural

beauty that Iand many otherlocals

enjoyed.

Isharethe community’sconcern that

thisareaisnow goneand Idon’taccept

thatthere was ajustifiable case put

forward fortheir removal.

Unfortunately, wecan’t changewhat

has happenedwith thetrees butwhat I

can do is discuss this matter with ECan.

Ihavewrittento and metwith the

chair andnew chiefexecutive of ECan,

and bothour local ECan councillors.

Theyhaveagreed to meetwith me

along with concerned residents to

discuss concerns.

What is important is howwe learn

fromthis and seethat protocols are put

in placetohave better communication

withthe community and discuss their

plans for the area, includingreplanting,

reinstatement ofthe fitnessequipment

thatwas installed by the communityand

seeking the community’s input on their

plans.

Ihavealsoasked for amoratoriumon

further tree removaluntil we have this

meeting,andthereisbetter

communicationand consultation with

the community on any future plans.

Iwelcomecontact from anyonewho

needs assistance or has an issue that

theymay want to discuss. Emailmeat

mayor@wmk.govt.nz or phone(021)

906 437.

Some cannabis views

not based on facts

Dear Editor,

Everyone is entitled to their opinion

and Istrongly believe in free speech.

Unfortunately, people’s letters of

personal opinions that have no facts

about cannabis are misleading the

public.

The government proposes very strict

rules with cannabis. It will not be

permitted to be used in public places,

parks etc, the same as alcohol —a$500

offence. Please read the government’s

Cannabis Legalisation and Control

Manifesto at the referendums’ website

for all the hard facts.

The public needs to know some facts

and history about the cannabis plant.

It is amulti­purpose plant —

medicinal, fibre and seed oil for food.

Here’s the history of cannabis in

brief.

It is recorded to have been used

thousands of years ago in India and

China as amedicine and was

renowned for its strong, tough fibre.

Later, when trading started, its fibre

was used to make rope.

Every sailing ship afloat in the 16th,

17th and 18th centuries were rigged

with hemp ropes, until sails were

replaced by steam power.

The cannabis fibre industry then

looked for other products to make. It

was in the 1920s that they started to

make paper.

Cannabis use was never an issue in

our society until 1930 when it was

demonised by aUnited States

chemical company, not because it was

bad for us, but because the cannabis

fibre was abig threat to the wood

papermaking industry that relied

totally on chemicals to break down the

wood fibre.

Cannabis fibre doesn’t need

chemicals to break it down.

They did amassive demonising

campaign against cannabis publicly

across the US and even made an anticannabis

propaganda movie to

brainwash the public called Reefer

Madness.

Eventually, US authorities passed a

law and made cannabis illegal. They

pushed the rest of the Western world

to follow, all based on alie about its

harm.

Since then, 90 years later, it has cost

the world’s taxpayers hundreds of

billions of dollars policing it. It costs

New Zealand $200 million ayear.

There has been the senseless

locking up of millions of people in

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

jails, destructive police raids and

even executions in some countries.

How absurd is this when no­one has

ever died from using natural cannabis.

There has been intensive research

done in the last 20 years on the

medicinal properties of cannabis.

According to research, CBD oil is

nothing but miraculous —shrinking

brain tumours and curing melanoma

lesions and other cancers.

And, according to research, THC oil

is found to be very effective in dealing

with stress, acute pain, long term,

insomnia and depression, without

side­effects.

This referendum is not about

personal bias about cannabis, it is

about the overall benefits for our

country, with the government taking

control and making it ahealth issue

and not crime.

Let’s be intelligent please!

S. Earl

Hurunui resident

Bank hours

Dear Editor,

Iwrite to you concerning the trading

hours kept by the Westpac branch in

Kaiapoi.

The trading hours and trading days

have been cut at Westpac Kaiapoi, in

the process causing inconvenience,

irritation and frustration.

The trading hours have been

shortened to 2pm from 4.30pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with

no trading on Tuesday or Thursday.

This causes customers to go to

either the city or Rangiora if they

cannot get to this branch during its

hours and days of trade.

This in turn creates resentment.

What happens to elderly customers

without access to internet banking or

transport?

Why have the old trading days and

hours been removed from the branch

window if the current trading days and

hours are supposed to be temporary?

Is this away to eventually use

reduced trading hours as an excuse to

close another Westpac branch?

Call me cynical. We shall wait and

see.

Yours,

John Moody

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

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Kaikoura 5:37pm 2.0 11:54pm 0.3 6:30pm 2.0 12:13pm 0.3 7:24pm 2.0 1:08pm 0.2 8:21pm 2.0 2:05pm 0.2 9:19pm 1.9 3:04pm 0.3 10:18pm 1.8 4:04pm 0.3 11:17pm 1.8 5:06pm 0.3

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

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Hurunui Garden Festival

29th October

to

1stNovember

A bounty of gardens to admire and inspire, will

be on showinthe Hurunuidistrict thisSpring.

The Hurunui Garden Fesval has 17 gardens

on offer, two self-driven tours offthe beaten

track and garden-basedeventstoeducateand

entertain.

It runs from Thursday, October 29 toSunday,

November 1. Visitors wanng to aend have

unl September 6totake advantage of early

bird specials.

Launched in 2018 by agroup of keen local

garden owners tohelp the Hurunui district

recover from the impact ofthe devastang

earthquake ofNovember 2016, the fesval

has become apopular event. Many visitors

makeitalong weekendsotheycan enjoythe

manyaraconsthe district has on offer.

HurunuiGardenFesval Incorporated (HGF),is

commied to invesng back in itscommunity.

The commiee will give astudent,graduang

fromaHurunuisecondaryschool,ascholarship

to the value of $2000 towards study in

horculture at their choice of University or

Instute ofTechnology, on the occasion of

HGF makingareasonable profit.

Seventeen gardens, five of them new to

the event, feature on this year’s fesval

programme. They are in six clusters and

garden owners willbereadytogreet youand

share their stories of how they have created

their gardens.

Anew tour, Mysteries of the Waipara Gorge,

complete with iron sculptures, concreons

and moa bones, has been introduced, while

the Hidden Gems from the Lowry Hills tothe

Sea,makes its return.

If youwouldyou like to donatetothe Hurunui

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via atransfertoour bankaccountlistedbelow

- Account name: Hurunui Garden Fesval

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Accountnumber:02-1278-0028459-00.

Bank name:BNZ.

Entryis$10 per garden,children under18free.

Tickets for the tours are $95 per person and

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tea.

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NEWS

8 North Canterbury News, August 20, 2020

Park rangers

run sessions

Two Tuhaitara Coastal Park rangers

have been holding storytime talks at

Waimakariri Libraries this week to

celebrate Conservation Week.

They provided children and families

the chance to see one of the region’s

rarest fish species during the talks.

Canterbury’smudfish,the kowaro,is

found in lowland waterways around

Oxfordand southtothe Waitaki River.

‘‘They wereonce widespread on the

Canterbury Plains, in wetlands which

are now mostly drained,’’ park general

manager Greg Brynes says.

The Department of Conservation

rankedthe mudfish as nationally

endangered in 2005.

Their biggest threatisdamage to their

habitat, mainly through drainage on

privateland.

The first storytime events were held at

the Rangiora and Oxfordlibraries last

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Rangiora’s Matt

Summerfield celebrated

his 100th competitive rally

start with acomprehensive

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Rally.

Driving his newly

acquired Mitsubishi AP4

rally car, time was lost on

the first stage after aspin,

but he and new co­driver

Jared Christofferson

followed it up by winning

the remaining four stages

to etch out a38.8 second

advantage.

Victory in the Catlins

Rally had been in his sights

twice before, last year

being his closest attempt,

but it ended with his

Subaru Impreza off the

road.

The event, around of the

Mainland series, drew a

bumper field of 88 starters.

The Catlins win was the

second time Matt has won

the same event as his

father, Les, who also won in

2002 and 2004.

They have also shared

victories in the Canterbury

Rally.

Matt will reunite with

regular co­driver, sister

Nicole, for the remaining

events on this season’s rally

calendar. This includes the

local Ashley Forest

Rallysprint, scheduled for

September 20 and 21.

Rallying pair ... Matt

Summerfield with his sister,

Nicole, who will be his codriver

for the rest of the

season.

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In action ... Matt

Summerfield attacks the

dipper on his way down the hill

during the 2019 Ashley Rally.

Unique species in wetland

Recent mapping of awetlandonMtFyffe

Farm,near Kaikoura,has revealed

unique plant speciesnot seen elsewhere

in the district.

The manuka­dominant wetland hosts

native vegetationincluding harakekeand

purei(sedges), and swampastelia,which

is uncommon on the eastcoast,

Environment Canterbury says.

The wetland borders the Ka Whata Tu

oRakihouia Conservation Park,managed

by the Department of Conservation.

It was first surveyed earlierinthe year,

before being mapped and recorded to

capture its true areaand ecologicalvalue.

The farm is owned by the Richardson

family, which received ImmediateSteps

biodiversityfunding of up to $18,000 to

fence 1.9 hectares of wetland.

Landowner PhilRichardson says

fencing thearea helpsprotectits

uniqueness.‘‘Water collects thereand

then flows into Goldmine Creek. It’s anobrainer

to protect it, really.”

Planting and seeding the wetland

edges,plus weed and predator control,

will alsohelp create abooming

biodiversityhotspotonthe farm.

Phil manages the sheepand beeffarm

with his son, Josh, and bothare keento

protect the wetland. “With all the work

we have done on the farm with gorse and

old man’s beard, these latest efforts are a

natural progression,’’Phil says.

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NEWS

10 North Canterbury News, August 20, 2020

Tales of Pegasus Town

Restoration work recognised ... Afunction at the Balmoral

Fire Lookout, held before Covid­19 restrictions, marked the

restoration of the historic lookout.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Help appreciated

The Hawarden Waikari

Lions, pivotal in getting the

Balmoralfirelookout

renovatedand restored, will

be recognised for its

contribution.

Unfortunately, plans to

present acertificate of

recognition to club

representative DaveHislop

during ConservationWeek

have been cancelled because

of Covid­19. However, he will

receive it during October’s

officialopening.

It is not the only historic

building to benefit from

community support.

Dr SharonEnglish and

Robert Birks, working

through the New Zealand

ConservationFund, were

central to ensuring the Casey

Hut in Arthurs Pass National

Park,whichburnt down in

2015,was rebuilt thanksto

theirgenerous sponsorship.

Following the cancellation

of the officialCasey Hut

opening on August 22, a

virtual opening should be

readytoview on the

Department of Conservation

website this Saturday.

Without such support,

some hutswouldnot be

replaced. It is asimilarstory

with the Waiau Hut in the St

JamesConservation Area.

Thanks to support from

Robert, the new Waiau Hut

was opened in February

2018.Both Robert and

Sharon have alifelong

interestinNew Zealand’s

back country and are

committed to encouraging

others to get outdoors.

More on Conservation

Week,page 12

By DAVID HILL

Just north of Christchurch and

up from Woodend,

Throw ahard right at the

circular bend,

On through the gateway six

totems defend,

And you’ll come upon Pegasus

Town.

And so it begins, anew book by

proud ‘‘Pegasusian’’ Bob Nimmo,

Songs of the Pegasus Possums:

Tales, Taunts and Titillations

from Pegasus Town and the

Waimakariri District.

The book is filled with local

distractions, regional hot —and

not so hot —spots, seasonal

changes and silly tales from

Pegasus and beyond.

Many of the titillating tales

involve experiences

‘‘accidentally or intentionally

shared’’, though names have

been altered to ‘‘protect the

guilty’’, Bob says.

‘‘But should readers recognise

themselves within these pages,

they can rejoice in the belief that

they are clearly very astute.

‘‘Like dozens of little enclaves

up and down the country,

Pegasus has its own weird,

whimsical and wonderful

personalities who weave their

own particular fabric while

getting on with the living.’’

In his own whimsical way, Bob

introduces readers to Trev, ‘‘who

incarcerated himself in the local

toilet’’, Pete ‘‘the disillusioned

speedster’’, and Merv and May

and the tale of the ‘‘troublesome

jacuzzi’’.

Even politics is not spared, as

the proposed Woodend bypass

and Covid­19 get the full

treatment in wit and song.

Bob describes himself as a

‘‘writer and observer of ‘hapless

humanity’,’’ who lives in the

heart of Pegasus and is ‘‘a loyal

follower of the local fashion —

whatever that is’’.

And just remember:

If you meet aPegasusian

Or p’raps aPegasite,

Don’t just gape and gawp and

gasp

Or run away in fright ...

For acopy of Bob Nimmo’s

Songs of the Pegasus Possums:

Tales, Taunts and Titillations

from Pegasus Town and the

Waimakariri District,contact

bigtreemarketingnz@gmail.com,

move4bob@gmail.com, or phone

(021) 231 3017.

Kaikoura'swinter festival postponed

Kaikoura’sfirst everwinterfestival has been

postponed.

The decision was madetopostpone theevent

planned for thisweekend, because of the

Covid­19 alertlevel 2status, which bans

gatherings of more 100 people.

It willnow become aSpring Festival, with

October 2to4set as the date.

But Taranaki storytellers Erika&CoCo

Flash will still be in towntopresent their

children’s RainbowStorytime in the Kaikoura

Library on Fridayat11am.

Rainbow Storytimeisaimedatchildren from

toddlers to intermediate age,readingbooks

about acceptance, diversity, inclusionand

being kind.

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Conservation Week 15 –23August 2020

Aclose-up of the vibrant scales ofthe Takitimu gecko. Photo: ©Rod Morris |www.rodmorris.co.nz

conservationweek.org.nz

Aplea to observe nature through fresh eyes

This Conservation Week people

are being urged to look at nature

through new eyes.

Many things are changing in our

world, but nature hasn’t changed.

It is there,around us, every day.

As we work together to defeat

Covid­19, manypeopleare looking

at life and the world with a

differentperspective.

We havehad to changehow we

live,what we valueand what we

can do.

Student support ... Bailey Baker,

left,and Emma Warwick carry in

roofing ironfor abird­watchinghide.

Conservation Week provides the

perfect time for people to immerse

themselves in nature and embrace

whathas alwaysbeen there. Look,

listen,breatheand feel.

Taketime to explore your

relationshipwith natureand its

benefits —connecting with nature

is crucial to ourwellbeing and

long­term survival.

Takesome timetoimmerse

yourselfinnature during

Conservation Week.

Although thereare no face­tofaceevents

organised this year

because of Covid precautions,

please maketime to go for awalk

to your specialplace and thank

nature for still being there.

If you can’t get out intoparks

and reserves, explore your

backyardand see how you can

makeyour immediate

environment more naturefriendly.

Plant or provide food for native

birds, monitor and trap predatory

pests, or pull out some invasive

weeds. To learn more, check out

the Get Involved ­Let nature in

pages on the Department of

Conservation website.

There are also some great

nature experiences on its digital

channels this year. Find out more

at conservationweek.org.nz.

Thanking helpers

Every year, Conservation Week

provides atimely opportunity to

thank,acknowledgeand celebrate

the fantastic work achieved by

supporters, volunteersand

partners.

Unfortunately,face­to­face

eventshave been cancelled

nationwide because of Covid­19

restrictions.

This year,atthe Christchurch

stakeholdersfunction planned for

Te Wheke Marae,three groups

and individuals from the North

Canterbury District weretohave

received specialmention and

accolades fromConservation

Minister Eugene Sage for their

outstanding contribution to

conservation.

While the event was cancelled,

there will be other celebrations

later in the year.

AshleyGorgeTrack and

Conservation Groupleaders Dave

Shelton and JohnBurton, the

driving forcesbehind this

spectacular education and

environmental project, were to

have received their

acknowledgement at the event

along with studentEmma

Warwick,representing the many

youth who immersedthemselves

in the initiative.

However, the department will

still partner with this grouptorun

apublic eventatAshleyGorge,

hopefully duringthe school

holidays, withguided walks and

displays to see the fantastic work

achieved by thishardworking

group.

Ashley projectvolunteers ... John Burton, left, and DaveShelton will

be recognised for their efforts.

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Somethings just seem to get better with

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ANorth Canterbury cow hasbeen

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the ripeold age of 18.

Belbrook Dynamic VanessaEX5, owned

by Belbrook Holsteins at Springbank,

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‘‘She’snot thebiggest cowinthe world,

but shedoesher thing,’’says Robbie

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brother, John.

‘‘This cowlooks about 10 years old. She

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withthe restofthe herd and milkstwice

aday withthe othercows.’’

JohnWakelin said he waselatedatthe

result.

“It’s beentwo decades since we’ve had

acow classifyEX5.Thatwas Belbrook LD

Annabel EX5 in 2000.

“It’s quite rare. Dairy cows work alot

harder thesedaysand don’t often live long

enoughtomeet therequired criteria.”

AHolstein­Friesian cowisnot eligible

to receive her first ‘‘excellent’’

classificationuntil shehas calvedatleast

three times.

But longevityincows is not unusual at

BelbrookHolsteins, with about70cowsin

theherdhaving passedthe age of 10,

Robbiesays.

‘‘Ouroldestone was21yearsold as dad

hadallowedher to retire.

‘‘Theoldest one that calved was19years

old.’’

Vanessawas born in 2002and was the

oldestcow in the Wakelin’s milkingherd

last season.

Herproductionpeaked at 513kilograms

of milksolids in 2013 and, alongthe way,

shehas produced 13 calves, including five

heifers.

‘‘Usually peopleget rid of them when

they don’t produceacalforstop

producing enoughmilk,but we tend to

keep them forthe genetics,soit’snot just

aboutthe milk,’’ Robbiesays.

Cowfamilies areimportant to the

Wakelins andwhile Vanessahad been the

last cow of her familyline, she has

ensured the bloodlinecontinues.

Twoofher daughters, BelbrookTKO

Veronica EX2and Belbrook Talent

Victoria EX2,havebothbeen classified as

‘‘excellent’’ twice.

Youngestdaughter,Belbrook Bankroll

Viva VG88, who wasborn in 2016,

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heifer.

Twin granddaughters of Vanessaare set

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Trampoline club has areal spring in its step

By DAVID HILL

International competitions might

be off limits, but Rangiora’s

trampoline club has its own

trans­Tasman flavour.

Ice TrampolineSportsboasts

Australasia’s top­ranked jumpers

in women’s doublemini

trampoline, along with other

worldclass performers.

Bronwyn Dibb, aged 22, was

the silver medallistinthe

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at last year’sworld

championships, whileher teammate

Braida Thomas, 24, was the

top equal­ranked Australian,

finishing 14thinthe same event.

‘‘She(Braida) is afriend of

mine and came overand did a

few training sessions with us and

just lovedthe culture of our

squadand the way we do

training, so she decided to move

here,’’ Bronwyn says.

Bronwyn has been competing

Forward movement ... Amelia

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the sport.

‘‘I did gymnastics whenIwas

younger and it’s the friends I

have made whichmakes it

special.

‘‘This is one of thebest clubs in

New Zealand.’’

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squadwhichcompeted in last

year’s world championships, as

well as one Australian.

‘‘We usually compete overseas

twiceayearatleast,but we

missed out altogether thisyear.

We were meanttogotoPortugal,

but hopefully we will be able to

compete overseas againnext

year,’’ Bronwyn says.

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Apublicforum about

reducing drug harm is back

on,after beingaffected by

Covid­19 restrictions.

Drugs survivor and

motivational speaker Pat

Buckleywas duetospeakin

theWaimakariri districtin

March,but his visit was

cancelled as the country

moved into lockdown.

But with greater freedoms

allowed, Pat will now speak

at apublic forumnext Wednesday,

August26, from 7pm

in theRangioraTownHall.

Senior pupils at Kaiapoi

and Rangiora highschools,

RangioraNew LifeSchool

and Oxford Area School will

alsoget achance to hear

from Pat during his visit.

The visit is sponsored by

the Prevention of Alcohol

and Drug Harm Waimakariri

Steering Group.

Waimakariri District

Council safecommunity

facilitator Natalie Paterson

saysPatwilldiscuss actions

parents cantake,what

support is available, drug

trends, and tell­tale signs.

‘‘I’ve had anumberof

differentconversations with

parents and Iwould

encourage as manyparents

as possibletocomealong.

‘‘Sometimesparentscan

be blind­sided when they

2299409

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blind­sided when

they becomeaware

that their teenagers

have adrugs

problem.❜

become aware that their

teenagers have adrugs

problem,sobylearning

about the tell­tale signs, they

willknowwhattolook for.

‘‘Youdon’t havetobea

parent to come to the forum.

It is open to the general

publicand anyone who has

concerns or hasaninterest

inthe issuecan attend.’’

Pat is aformer addictwho

foundedAmped4life.net.nz

tohelpcommunities fight

drug and alcohol abuse.

Representatives from

local drug and alcohol

support agencies will be at

the forums to offersupport.

‘‘NorthCanterbury has

good support available for

those strugglingwithdrug

andalcohol addictions,

especially for young people,’’

Nataliesays. ‘‘Community

Wellbeing North Canterbury

has drug and alcohol

counsellors, and if aparent

wants to make areferral they

can do that.’’

NEWS

North Canterbury News, August 20, 2020

21

Town smog levels breached

By SHELLEY TOPP

Air pollution standards have

been exceeded on four nights in

Rangiora and three nights in

Kaiapoi so far this winter.

These exceedances breach the

National Environmental

Standards for Air Quality

(NESAQ) regulations which are

set by the Ministry for the

Environment under the

Resource Management Act.

In Canterbury, Environment

Canterbury (ECan) does the

monitoring.

ECan’s air quality science team

leader, Tim Mallet, said the

likely source of pollution in

Rangiora and Kaiapoi on those

nights was home fires.

However, the number of

exceedances has reduced

significantly in most airsheds in

recent years.

‘‘For example, in the Rangiora

airshed in 2010 there were 13

nights of exceedances, compared

to 2019 when there were just two.

‘‘The findings from our many

years of work with the

community has shown us that the

majority of people are doing the

right thing and have made the

changes needed, such as

upgrading non­compliant olderstyle

wood burners to lowemission

forms of home heating.’’

ECan runs an annual regionwide

Warmer Cheaper campaign

during the winter, focusing on

better burning information and

advice. The campaign’s website

is at warmercheaper.co.nz.

‘‘Smoke in outdoor air can

come into homes, depending on

Smoke... ECanmonitorsair pollution in airsheds aroundCanterbury.

how ventilated they are,’’ Tim

says.

The air quality regulations are

based on the health risks

associated with different

contaminants. Anational

environmental standard of 50

micrograms per cubic metre of

air has been set for PM10 (very

small particles found in dust and

smoke) for the 24­hour period

from midnight to midnight.

Air pollution is referred to as

PHOTO: FILE

‘‘high’’ when the daily

concentration is greater than 50

at any monitoring site within a

defined airshed.

This standard is usually

exceeded each year in

Canterbury airsheds.

The regulations also determine

the maximum allowable highpollution

nights per year for each

area.

In Rangiora, that number is

one while in Kaiapoi it is three.

HOW CAN YOU DRUG PROOF

YOUR CHILDREN?

Pat Buckley from Amped4life presents a

community forum that realistically and

graphically communicates the risks of Drug

and Alcohol use and abuse in our community.

● CURRENT DRUG TRENDS AND DANGERS

● HOW TO IDENTIFY THE TELL TALE SIGNS

● WHAT ACTION TO TAKE

● WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE

RANGIORA

(RANGIORA TOWN HALL)

26TH AUGUST 2020 7PM

Pat will be speaking to the senior students at Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford and \Rangiora

New Life schools throughout the week.

Refreshments and light supper will follow Pat’s presentation. This is afree event.

For more information about Pat see www.amped4life.net.nz

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22 North Canterbury News, August 20, 2020

Groups discuss social recovery

By DAVID HILL

In brief

Lost and found

The willingnessof

Waimakariri’s community

organisationstocollaborate has

beenreinforced in thedistrict’s

efforts to combat Covid­19.

Morethan60people

representing various

community groups recently

attended asocialrecovery

planning workshop at the

Woodend Community Centre.

WaimakaririDistrict Council

community teammanagerTessa

Sturley saysthe attendees

included representatives from

the social, community,

recreation,health, faith­based,

education, local and central

government, as wellasfunders,

youth,older persons and

migrant sectors.

‘‘Waimakaririiswell

recognised forthe willingness of

local organisationsto

collaborateand to thinkoutside

the square to makesure people

are well supported and

connectedinto the lifeofthe

community,’’ Tessa says.

‘‘The workshopwas an

opportunity to celebrate what’s

alreadyhappeninginour

community while

acknowledgingthatthereare

still somegaps.

‘‘Itwas an energeticand

creativemorning with some

reallygooddiscussion.’’

The intention of the workshop

was to inform localstakeholders

about the progress of Covid­19

social recovery,toreview the

evidence gatheredfrom the

various sectorsand to identify

Community planning ... Representatives of various community and elected leaders discuss social

recovery at aworkshop held in Woodend.

PHOTO:WAIMAKARIRIDISTRICT COUNCIL

any gaps.

Attendeesbrainstormed

solutionsand opportunities

which emerged from therecent

Social ServicesWaimakariri

surveys, including mental

healthand wellbeing, inclusion

in community, addiction and

family violence, accesstosport

and recreation, food

deprivation andpoverty,

unemployment and

empowerment, andsupport for

thearts and cultural activities.

‘‘Peopleare reallyprepared

to do their part to worktogether

to make things happen andto

step outside their comfortzone,

andoutside theconfinesof

business as usual for the greater

good,’’Tessa says.

Workshopparticipantswere

also mindfulthatsome people’s

circumstanceshad changed

because of Covid­19,she says.

‘‘We wanttomakesurethat

they are supported, encouraged

andempowered to engageand

that they havearealsenseof

hope and possibility.’’

The following property has

beenreported as lost to North

Canterburypolicestations: A

black/gray Samsung S20 Ultra

cellphone,agold iPhone 7, a

black leather wallet, black

leather fold­up with5­6 keys, an

iPhone XR inablack

waterproof case, awhite Apple

iPhone 6, arose gold blue stone

ring, ablack pouch with a

Huawei P30 phone and Dortex

binoculars,and agold

engagement ring (opal

surrounded by diamonds).

Treefelling

An article in the August 13

edition of North Canterbury

News reports Waimakariri

Mayor Dan Gordon as accepting

Environment Canterbury’s

reasoningbehindthe removal

of treesnearthe Ashley River.

Mr Gordon says while he

accepts ECanhas removed the

trees, he does not agreewith the

reasoning. ‘‘If thereare trees

thatare adanger to people

then, of course, Iwouldsupport

their removal, but not the

removal of healthy trees. This

was an area of significant

natural beauty that Iand lots of

other locals enjoyed. Ishare the

community’s concern thatthis

areaisnow gone andIdon’t

accept that there was a

justifiable case for their

removal.’’Any

misunderstanding caused by

thisisregretted.

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Footrot Flats on stage

Murray Ball’s Footrot Flats will be staged

in HanmerSprings next month.

AmuriPlayers are presenting the

production at the HanmerSprings

Memorial Hall from September16to19.

The show, written by RogerHall and

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riders, and competitors must

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Stitches on the front line

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Stitches, who rides on the

dashboard of the Amberley St

John ambulance, has awhole

school of admirers.

The teddy was named through

acompetition run by the

Amberley St John operational

volunteers at Amberley School.

Amberley station manager

Rachel Basher says naming their

mascot, and acolouring

competition run at the school,

were designed to show the

community the special work

done by St John volunteers.

While Covid­19 alert level 2

took atoll on some planned

activities, there was still ahuge

amount of enthusiasm from

pupils in the competition, with

talks and displays given by St

John volunteers.

Activities planned for children

included older children learning

CPR, aparamedic relay, using

equipment, and St John youth

teaching bandaging and first aid.

Social distancing put paid to

this, but volunteers visited

individual hubs and handed out

the colouring competition prizes.

Adefibrillator and response

bag were also shown to children,

who learnt how they worked.

Question time followed.

Sophie McDonald won the

naming of the teddy, and was

awarded the grand prize in front

of the whole school, gathered in

hubs on the hard courts.

She was taken for aride in the

ambulance around the school,

complete with flashing lights and

siren.

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Sophie took home her very own

teddy bear, while Stitches now

takes pride­of­place on the

ambulance dashboard.

The colouring competition

winners were:

Prep ­Lucah Simonetta; Year

0­1 ­Dougal Marshall; Year 2­4 ­

Greta Graham ;Year 5­6 ­Amber

Stanley; Year 7­8 ­Sophie

McDonald.

The Amberley Station is

managed by two volunteer

station managers, Rachel Basher

and Sam Wilson. There are about

adozen active volunteers at

present, with three recruits.

‘‘We are very lucky in

Amberley as we are well

supported by the wider North

Canterbury volunteers, who

often come and join us crewing

Amberley 1,’’ Rachel says.

Alot of hard work goes into

filling its volunteer roster to

provide the community with a

front­line resource.

‘‘Our roster is filled most

evenings with volunteers who

selflessly give up their time.’’

Anyone who wants to be part of

the Amberley St John team can

contact Rachel by email at

rachel.basher@stjohns.org.nz.

ASharp LeftTurn, by

MikeChunn

Thisisagrippingread

thatworksonseveral

levels. It’sthe slidingdoorstoryofsomeone

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Found on the River

Thames,byLaraMaiklem

For thousands of years

human beings have been

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and dumping their

rubbishinthe River

Thames, makingitthe

longest andmost varied

archaeological site in the

world.

Ketofor Life,byMark

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At theage of 66,ancestral

health movement leader

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peakathletic condition

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He creditshis ketogenic

dietand complementary

lifestyle practices as the

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The trainer ended lastseason on July 31

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Robert begantraining in 1977and is

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31

Final misses only one thing: Spectators

RUGBY

By LINDSAY KERR and

PETER WILLIAMS

Glenmark­Cheviotmade it three

in arow when the side took out

the NorthCanterbury rugby

Luisetti Seedsrugby grand final

on Saturday,beatinglong­time

rival Kaiapoi 32­24.

The hometeam, playing at a

perfect but sadly largely deserted

Omihi Domain, wentinasthe

favourite, having comfortably

beatenits rivals in the roundrobin

fixture.

However, at half time, that

favouritismhad largelyvanished,

with Kaiapoi holding a17­10

lead.

Kaiapoiopened the scoring

with aLanceTaylor penalty.

Glenmark­Cheviotimmediately

struckback in its first

opportunity on attack.This

resulted in atry to captainBen

Anderson,converted by the

reliableBrook Retallick.

Apart from the boot of

Retallick,who kept Glenmark in

contentionwithapenalty, the

rest of the first half belongedto

Kaiapoi. The river­town club

openedits try­scoringwitha

brilliant try to mid­fielder Dante

Love, who sold adummy to slip

through the combined side’s

Silverware ... Glenmark captain

Ben Anderson receives the Alf

Hunnibel Trophy from Luisetti

Seeds representative Mark

Frampton.

Champions ... The victorious Glenmark­Cheviot side with the season’s haul of silverware.

defence. Taylorduly converted.

TheKaiapoiscrum began to

gainascendancyand the strange

sight of aGlenmark packonthe

backfootemerged. This

dominance resulted in its

skipper Jacob Hurringscoring a

try fromthe base of the scrum

whenKaiapoi usheredits

opponents over the line.

Glenmark began the last40

minutesinpositive fashion when

Retallick foundroom to down the

blind side, takinghis side into an

attacking situation. After abuildup

involvingseveralphases,

halfback Jordy Grayslipped

through the Kaiapoi line to score.

Retallick duly convertedand the

scores were tied.

After spendingmore time on

attack, Retallick took Glenmark

intothe leadwith adropped goal

and,three minutes later, the

hard­workingJacob Vincent

muscled his way over theline

and the Glenmark advantagewas

out to 27­17.

However, the Kaiapoi dream

wasnot finished,with Kimeon

Reade gathering up aGlenmark

dropped pass to run 40m to score.

Taylor converted and the margin

narrowed to threepoints.

Fromthat point, and with five

minutesremaining, Glenmark­

Cheviot held its composure and

the ball.

With timeuponthe clock, Gus

Harrisonfound agap out wide to

score in the corner.

Glenmark’s Anderson, along

with fellowloosieVincent, were

largelyresponsible for upping

the second­half teameffort,while

front rowerHayden O’Donnell

again made his presence feltwith

ball in hand and in mauling

situations. Retallick was avital

pivot and his boot was, as usual,

safe and accurate, while fullback

Alex Robson was asafe cog on

attackand defence.

The Kaiapoi frontrow of Luka

TooToo, RyanClark and Nathan

Cassidy Richards createdasolid

unit at scrum timeand the Smith

brothers, Chrisand Jarod,never

flinched from the hard work.

Taine Jacobs­Lawson and Dante

Love in the centres were

dangerous withany room

offered.

The result could havebeen so

different had Kaiapoikept its

first­half tempo,but clearly if the

side maintainsthe currentsquad,

its time will come again. A

naturally disappointedco­coach

Matt Newton summed up the

feeling of his team: ‘‘They lifted

their gameinthe secondhalf and

Iwas surprisedthat we couldn’t

find anything. Ourbench has

been big for us but it didn’t

happentoday.

‘‘The morechanges we made

the worse it got. Iguesswewere

abit lucky with Kimeon’s try,

too.’’

The Glenmark effortwas

typicalofsomany of its games

thisseason, wheresome of the

marginshave been narrow, but

its players know how to win.

‘‘Weplay key guys in key

positions and they all play for

eachother,’’co­coach Matt

Keane said.

Knowing how towin was

evident onceagain,particularly

in the second half, with ascrum

thathad gone backwards on

occasion in the first spell.

It was greattowin the

championshipagain, Glenmark

captain Andersonsaid.‘‘Wehad

to shiftour thinkingathalf time

and improve themomentum.

‘‘Our scrum was aconcern but

we just had to hang in. Iknew

they (Kaiapoi)would come hard

at us again after we got ahead.’’

Glenmark­Cheviot’s victory

maintained an unbeatenrun

since May 2018. Ohokawas its

only slip during this season.

The team silverware for the

seasonincludedthe Alf Hunnibel

Trophy for winning the grand

final and the DeansShield for

round­robinchallenges.Italso

earnedthe clubits 33rdNorth

Canterbury championship since

thecompetition began in 1905.

The Cameron Shieldfor the

round­robin contest was shared

with Kaiapoi.

WithCovid alert level2rules in

place, the sight of only ahandful

PHOTOS: LINDSAY KERR

of spectators was astrange

spectacle for such an occasion.

Memories of club grand finals

at theRangioraShow Grounds,

in particular, boreastark

contradiction when muchofthe

perimeter was lined with trucks

acting as grandstands and

clustersofsupporterssocialising

over barbecues.

At Omihithisyear,there was

the unusualsight of acherrypicker

on aneighbouring

property perched above the

hedgeatthe fence line, with the

occupants fully focused on the

rugby.

Scoreboard; Glenmark­Cheviot

32 (Ben Anderson, Jordy Gray,

JacobVincent, Gus Harrison,

tries; Brook Retallick 3

conversions, adropped goaland

1penalty.), Kaiapoi24(Dante

Love,Jacob Hurring,Kimeon

Reade, tries; LanceTaylor, 3

conversionsand apenalty.) Karl

Hancox referee.

Other results

The play­off for the plate final

resulted in Hurunui squeezing

outAshley31­28.Ashley,in

round­robin playearlierinthe

season,had been 26­19 winners.

The division 2grand final

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Close matches in weekend play

HOCKEY

Canterbury junior hockey

competitions were affected

last weekend underthe Covid

level 2restrictions,but senior

hockeywas abletocontinueat

main venues.

All junior six­a­side hockey

wascancelled because of the

closure of several shared

facilities, but it is hoped there

will be enough unaffected

venuesavailable to

accommodate junior teams

this weekend.

Spectatorrestrictions were

put in place at turfs involved

in 11­a­side fixtures,but this

didn’taffectthe quality of play

or the support teamsenjoyed

in great weather.

The Rangiora HockeyClub’s

seniorteamshad close games,

with four drawsand two

narrowlosses out of the nine

games played.

The Division 2and Division

3women bounced backfrom

losseslast weektosecurea

competitionpoint each in

draws withHornby and

University,respectively.

The Rangiora Hurunui midweek

women also ended their

match againstHSOB/Burnside

with adraw, as did the

Platinum Awomen.

The Division 1men’s and

women’s competitions have

split into the Top5and Bottom

4for each grade, with just over

amonth to go in the season.

In arepeatoflast week,the

Rangiora Division 1women

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again lost 1­0 to Universityin

their Bottom 4clash.

Meanwhile, theRangiora

Division 1men almost upset

Hornbyintheir Top 5match.

RangioraAllsorts mid­week

men started well in their

bottom­of­the­table game

against Harewood, leading

early andcreating several

first­half chances, but

struggled to maintain intensity

in the second half, lettingin

several unanswered goals.

The biggestwin of the

weekend went to the Rangiora

Platinum Boys Ateam, which

scored17goalsfrom 10

different players against

Harewood.

At Kwik Sticks grade, the

results were split. The girls’

teams,Rascals, Rubys and

Rhinos, all lost, while the boys’

teams, Renegadesand

Rampage, chalked up wins.

Results

Division 1: Men: Rangiora CBK 3

(Lachlan Miller 1, Phil Kirk1,Liam

Gray 1) losttoHornby 4. MVP:

Lachlan Miller.

Women: Rangiora CBK0lostto

University of Canterbury Huns 1.

MVP: Kate Campbell.

Division 2: Women: Rangiora1

(Piper Wilson1)drew withHornby

Panthers 1. MVP: Shontay

Simpson.

Division3:Women:Rangiora3

(AmeliaPlimmer 1, MadisynFoster

2) drewwith universityAthenians

3. MVP: Deb Baggott.

Mid­week Open: Men: Rangiora

Allsorts1(MikeSmith 1) lostto

HarewoodRed 6.

Women: Rangiora Hurunui 0

drew withHSOB/Burnside 0. MVP:

KeighleyRobertson.

Platinum Men: RangioraA17

(BrodieSimpson 3, Bradley Turner

3, Sam Firth 2, Loock Odendall2,

Ricco Pepper­Edwards 2, Byron

Turner 1, Giles Witt1,Caleb

Orchard 1, HughSmith 1, Theovan

Dorp 1) beatHarewood 0. MVP:

Bradley Turner.

Women: Rangiora A1(Kaylee

McDonald1)drewwith Avon 1.

MVP: KaraCairns.RangioraB1

(Anna Withers 1) lost to Marist

Black 3. MVP: CassidyNew GK.

Kwik Sticks Girls: Rangiora

Rascals 0losttoHarewoodRed 1.

MVP: OliviaLander. Rangiora

Rubys 0lost to Hornby Wildcats 2.

MVP:Tilda Webster.

Rangiora Rhinos 0lost to Marist

Black 5. MVP: IsabelleGalbraith.

Kwik Sticks Boys: Rangiora

Renegades 4(OllieTaylor3, Allan

Jenkins 1) beat Medbury School

Black0.MVP:Luke Cherry.

Rangiora Rampage 3beat

Harewood Blue 0.

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora Bridge

Saturday,individual: N/S:FrancesMcDowall/

Judith Calder1,Laura Anderson/SueMcIlroy

2, Jeanette Chatterton/Veronica Hall3.

E/W:Margaret Pickering/Janice Pickering1,

RonaMaslowski/TomRose 2, JohnMcKenzie/

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Hurford 2, Sue Solomons/JanRoose 3. E/W:

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Duke2,Jenny Hassall/Linda Hanham 3.

Monday Evening:N/S:GavinDunnett/Noel

Langdonand Shary Davis/MurrayDavisequal

1, OmVan Der Mespel/William Van Der

Mespel 3. E/W:GerrardMcRae/Kate

Whitehead1,MarilynElliet/AlisonHowie2,

Lindsay Sigglekow/LizCalder3.

AmberleyGolf

Ladies (Stableford): KatePercy 40 points,1;

Adele Wilshire 39pts2.

SeniorMen (Stableford): Roger Hornblow

38pts 1, Roger Hack 37pts2,GwynWilliams

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Junior Men (Stableford): Dennis George 40pts

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PaulWylie, 35pts, equal 3.

9HoleLadies Stroke: ValCrooks 54 15 39, 1;

HeatherKemp601941, 2.

Men’s Stroke: John Evans 48 14 34,1;Dave

Edwards 51 16 35,2.

Mid WeekMen (Stableford)BrianGill 40 1,

Kevin Kennedy,Murray Carson39pts equal2.

RangioraGolf

Midweek Men(Stableford): Peter Stuart481,

Des McKenzie 42 2, Jacobvan Petegem 42 (c/b)

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Fridayopen tournament(Stableford): John

Winsloe 40 1, Petervan Haut 40 2, Tony

Stephenson393.

Weekend Men (Stroke): Division 1: Chris

Peters711,Alisdair Reid722,Rocky

Marchioni723.Division 2: RaySoutham 66 1,

JohnBrocherie662,Mark Savill 67 3.

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DQuigley95.4,IFrazer95.3,OMitchell93.2,

CRhodes 93.1, MParker 89.2, WParker 89.1,

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What’s happening in your

community…

All info onchanges to Council services and facilities can be found at waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19

Council Open for Business at Level 2

The majority of Council facilities remain open to

the public at Alert Level 2-including playgrounds,

skateparks and dog parks.

Service centres, libraries, transfer stations and

aquatic centres also remain open -although some

services may not resume where they cannot be

delivered safely (e.g. where physical distancing

cannot be maintained).

Community facilities like halls and meeting rooms

remain open to existing bookings –with safety

protocols inplace.

Full details on what facilities and services are

open, including the safety measures in place, are

available at waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19.

The Council is making sure that we are operating

as safely as possible at this alert level so visitors

to facilities and venues will notice contact tracing

measures, sanitisation and distancing protocols

will be in place.

Ashley River Tree Removal

The Council share the community’s dismay over the

removal of the trees at the picturesque spot along

our riverbank. This awell used recreational area

by walkers, runners and cyclists and the removal

of this number of trees has changed the

environment considerably.

On behalf of the community, Mayor Dan Gordon

has written to Environment Canterbury reiterating

these concerns and has asked for ameeting with

concerned residents. While it won’tchange what

has happened it is an opportunity to learn from

the experience.

We would like more information about the future

development of the affected area including

replanting aswell as restoration of the tracks and

the fitness equipment.

Conservation Week

Since the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us slowed

down and looked at our lives and the world

differently. The Department of Conservation are

inviting you toenjoy afresh perspective onour

natural spaces and unique wildlife, and boost your

wellbeing by immersing yourself in nature.

Engage online, atactivities orevents, or by

exploring your own backyard to embrace what’s

always been there; look, listen, breathe and feel.

You can join in here doc.govt.nz/news/events/

conservation-week/

This year library staff will be joined by rangers

from the Te Kōhaka oTūhaitara Trust, who

provide environmental education to many of

North Canterbury and Christchurch’s primary and

secondary schools. Find out more at libraries.

waimakariri.govt.nz or search Waimakariri

Libraries on Facebook.

Community Service

Awards 2020

Nominations are Open

These awards are to recognise

our community volunteers

that go above and beyond.

Full criteria, details and nomination

forms are available now.

Youcan pick upanomination form from

one of Council’s Service Centres and

Libraries at Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford

and isalso onour website waimakariri.govt.

nz

Criteria

• Anyone who has carried out significant

voluntary services in the Waimakariri

District to: the arts, culture, education,

health, recreation, sport, welfare or youth.

• Must be nominated by two people of the

Waimakariri District.

This year’s Community Service Awards

ceremony will be held in November.

Nominations close 5pm,

Friday 18 September 2020

Road Closure

Event:

Kaiapoi 10 Year Earthquake Celebrations

Organisers:

All Together Kaiapoi (Linda Dunbar)

Date: Friday 4September 2020

Time: 3pm –9pm

Roads involved: RavenQuay,Kaiapoi from

William StreettoBlack Street (approx.)

Traffic Management Company:

Wilsons Traffic Management

Detours: nil

HAS YOUR

EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

BEEN AFFECTED

BY COVID 19?

Come along to one ofour workshops

for information, support and advice

Oxford Jaycee Rooms

Thursday 27 August

Kaiapoi

Workingmen’s Club:

Thursday 3September

Find out more ®ister:

waimakariri.govt.nz/workshops

Stay home

if you are sick

Wash &dry or

sanitise your hands

Rangiora RSA:

Thursday 17 September

All from 9am to 12.30pm

MORNING TEA

PROVIDED

Keep a1-metre

distance from others

Cough or sneeze

into your elbow

Help keep our

community safe


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Taranaki Reserve

Planting Day

Celebration ... Tuahiwi School pupils perform ahaka during last year’sNorth Canterbury Kapa Haka Festival.

PHOTO: FILE

Kapa haka festival to return

Help us plant 300 native seedlings

Where: Stop-bank off Kings Ave, WaikukuBeach

When: Saturday 22 August2020

9am –12pm

What:

Planting 300nativeseedlings

Please bringclothingfor all weathers,

hat, gloves, sturdyfootwear, spade and

water bottle.

By DAVID HILL

North Canterbury’s popular kapa

haka festival is set to return in

November.

Tuahiwi School principal Mel

Taite­Pitama says she is pleased

with the response from local

schools, with the annual North

Canterbury Kapa Haka Festival

rescheduled for November 30

and December 1—two months

later than normal because of

Covid­19.

‘‘Coming back after the

lockdown, we realised the

schools wouldn’t have enough

time to train and coming back

after Covid, haka wasn’t a

priority,’’ she said.

While term four is busy,

especially for high school

students with exams, Mel is

confident the event will be a

success. ‘‘We know this

celebration is very important in

North Canterbury ...and all of

the schools came back and said

‘please don’t cancel’.

‘‘It gives people some hope and

some sense of normality, and it

gives children something to be

proud of.

‘‘And for some of them, as

whanau, it’s the first time they’ve

seen their children on stage and

for others it’s the last time,’’ she

said.

The Christchurch Kapa Haka

Festival has been cancelled, so

there has been plenty of interest

from city schools to participate.

The local festival was first held

about 15 years ago and is thought

to be one of the largest education

events in North Canterbury, with

several of the more than 30

schools each having more than

100 pupils taking part.

All of Tuahiwi School’s 165

pupils will be involved.

‘‘Kapa haka is something to be

celebrated and the good thing is

it’s something that can be

celebrated by adiverse group of

people and not just Maori,’’ Mel

said.

Once again, the event will be

held at the Ohoka Community

Centre, but anew venue may

need to be explored next year

because of the event’s growing

popularity.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

To join visit waimakariri.govt.nz

and scroll down until you see the

sign up button.

Regional park users being surveyed

Environment Canterbury’s parks and forest team

has set up aparks user survey.

It aims to help the team manage ECan’s large

areas of developed regional parks, mainly along

the banks of the Waimakariri and the Ashley/

Rakahuri rivers.

‘‘As recreation is akey use of these areas, our

goal is to obtain information on how many

visitors we are getting into the parks, who is

using our parks, what activities they are engaging

in, what they like/dislike about the park, and

what they would like to see in the parks with

regards to recreation and leisure activities,’’

parks and forests team leader James Page says.

This research was being done in two stages, in

June and August this year and in December and

January, to gauge any differences in user groups

during the summer and winter.

‘‘The survey can be completed up until January

31, 2021 and we encourage as many people as

possible to respond,’’ James says.

It can be found online at surveymonkey.com/

r/ecanparks.

Information gathered will be used to form longterm

development plans for regional parks, with

the aim of providing ausable space

accommodating awide range of visitors and

pursuits.

Workshops planned for jobseekers

Scan the QR code to take

you straight to sign up.

By DAVID HILL

Help is at hand for thosefacing

redundancyoracareer change

because of Covid­19.

The Waimakariri District

Council has joined with the

Ministry of Social Development

(MSD)toorganise three

workshops focusing on providing

information on re­employment

options, financial assistanceand

trainingopportunities.

Council community team

manager Tessa Sturleysays the

workshops are an opportunity to

demystifythe employment

supportsectorand to empower

people to getthrough what in

many cases is asignificant change

in circumstances.

“We are really happytopartner

with MSD to support these

workshops.

‘‘Post­Covid is achallenging

time for our community and these

workshops will hopefully help

localbusinesses and affected

workers by providingsupport and

information.”

The need for suchworkshops

was identified through the

development of the council’s

Covid­19 recovery plan and the

success of workshopsheld by the

ministry earlierinthe year.

The workshops willinclude a

paneldiscussion and tipson

reframingfinances, selfemployment,

retraining and

volunteering as astepping stone

for employment.

“We don’t have to define

ourselves by the paidwork we do,’’

Tessasays of volunteering, which

can be astepping stone to ajob.

To find outmore and to register

for the workshops, which willbe

held in Oxford, Kaiapoi and

Rangiora, go to waimakariri.govt.

nz/workshops.

Alongsidethis, Waimakariri

libraries are alsooffering

workshops to help people write

CVs and preparefor job

interviews. See the library

website for details.


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Public Notices

Plan Change 2:

Mt Lyford Village

At its meeting on 25

June 2020, the Council

resolved to adopt Plan

Change 2tothe Hurunui

District Plan following

the completion of the

statutoryprocesses.

Plan change 2 relates

to the Mt Lyford Village

area and introduces a

new slope assessment

area; updates the fault

mapping; amends the

design standards for the

Village and updates the

relevant objective and

policies.

This plan change will

become operative on 27

August 2020.

The updated Hurunui

District Plan and

background information

can be viewed at

www.hurunui.govt.nz/PC2

Educational

2306512

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.

Public Notices

West Ward By-Election

DECLARATION OF RESULT

The finalresult forthe by-election that closed at middayonFriday14 August 2020 is:

West Ward (1 vacancy)

VotesReceived

HOLLOWAY,Mary 778

WALKER, Jeffrey Alan 397

INFORMALorBLANK VOTING PAPERS 3

MaryHOLLOWAYisdeclared elected.

The voterreturn was37.41%, being 1178 votes.

AnthonyMorton

Electoral Officer

PO Box3138, Christchurch 8140

www.hurunui.govt.nz 0800666 928

iro@electionz.com

FRIENDS OF RANGIORA HOSPITAL INC.

A. G. M.

The Annual General Meeting of the above society will

be held at the Health Hub

on Monday 31 August at 7.00pm.

This will be followed by the normal bi-monthly meeting.

All welcome

2302667

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

What the Bible says about Jerusalem:

“And His (Christ’s) feet shall stand in that day

upon the Mount of Olives, which is before

Jerusalem on the east...” Zechariah 14:4

Travel &Tours

DayTrips

TwopassesArthurs /Lewis

Saturday5th September $45pp

Pickup /Dropoff-Kaiapoi, Amberley, Woodend,

Rangiora, Oxford

Mt Cook DayTripSaturday12th September $55pp

Tours

HokiangaCape Reinga BayofIslands 8Days

includesflightshome pick up $2250pptwin share.

Central South Island Pukaki DownsStation Morven

Hills Mt Aspiring8Days $1795 pp twin share

Xmas Tour 4Days

Call Reid Tours 0800446 886

Email:reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

2305207

TimeBank Waimakariri

AGM

7pm Monday 31 st August

Rangiora WarMemorial

Hall

followed byaGuest

Speakeron Economical

and Sustainable Living!

Supper and Spot Prize.

Members and Public

all welcome!

See our FB page for more

info/ upcoming events.

2304258

THE DARNLEY

CLUB

KAIAPOIDAYCENTRE

FORSENIOR’S INC

Day Care Centre

For The Elderly

AGM

FRIDAY

AUGUST 28, 2020

1.30PM

Darnley Room,

Kaiapoi Community

Centre,

24 Sewell St Kaiapoi

ALL WELCOME

2301624

Swannanoa Hall

AGM

Tuesday 1 st

September

7.30pm in the hall

All interested persons

welcome to attend

2306517

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Karfa Moroccan Cuisine

Limited has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal of

an On Licence in respect

of the premises situated at

124A High Street, Rangiora

known as Karfa Moroccan

Grill and Bar.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to be

conducted) under the licence

is Restaurant.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday -Sunday Lunch time

11.30am - 2.30pm, Dinner

time 4.30pm -9.00pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 working days after the

date of the publication of this

notice, file anotice in writing

of the objection with the

Secretary of the Waimakariri

District Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than a matter specified in

section 131 of the sale and

supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice

was first published on 13

August 2020.

2302323v2

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.

CARS WANTED under

$5000. Tim Koller Motor

Company, 380 Ferry Road.

Phone 03 390 1717.

CASH /CASH ! for any

unwanted vehicles, ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

To Let

BRAND new house in

Oakfields, Amberley, 3

bdrms, double garage, 2

bathrooms. Close to all

services. Ph 027 348 6267.

Wanted To Rent

RETIRED gentlebloke

seeking single bedroom

cottage in quiet country

location within 30-40 mins

from Christchurch. Very

good references. Please

phone 020 4077 7307.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Poultry

BROWN SHAVER P.O.L

pullets, order now, ready

late Sept. Pick up

Clarkville, $30 ph/text.

Phone 027 433 7720.

Livestock

HOMEKILL

Butchery &

meat processing

313 0022

MEAT2U.NZ

2276971

Gardening

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.

Firewood

BLUEGUM firewood

3m3, been split for 4

months, $250. Also some

Old Man Pine $220. Rangiora

and close surrounding

districts. Ph 027 453 9553.

Wanted To Buy

CARAVAN WANTED.

4-5 berth, UK type, don’t

mind repairs. Please phone

027 367 9737.

CARAVAN WANTED.

UK type. Ph 027 249 5571.

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.

Personal

JUST ret single indep man

seeks a spunky zippy

50s-60s lady for company,

benefits outings etc. Pegasus

or surrounding area. Ph

027 659 4425.

Wanted To Buy

Vinyl Records Wanted

by collector/seller

• 7&12inch LP’s,

happy to appraise.

• Also old guitars or amps

-working, broken.

• Retro toys, 60’s 70’s 80’s

&hot wheels &

matchbox as well.

Call Paul 022-694-5445

Garage Sales

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.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

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.

BUILDER available,

licensed, experienced,

looking for labour only

work in North Canterbury.

Phone 027 294 1423.

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.

2305625

KAIAPOI 1Ashby Grove,

Sat / Sun 22nd & 23rd

August, 8am. Near new

typewriter, camper gas

stove, good selection of

ladies clothing sizes 10-14,

tops, slacks, pullovers, t

shirts, blouses, many shoes,

some mens clothing, linen

&bedding and many more

items.

GEORGE St, King St end.

Rangiora. Garage-garden &

household goods. Signs out

9am -12.30 this Saturday

22nd August.

For Sale

CARAVAN... We can sell

your caravan on your

behalf in our busy yard at

512 Blenheim Road.

Affordable Caravans,

phone 03 348 6614.

200 LITRE steel drums,

$10 each. Ph 027 440 1230.

58,000 people live within our

circulation area. Just one ad in the

North Canterbury News will be read

by 46,000 of them every week!

Phone

03 314 8335

Source 2018 Nielsen Readership research all people 10+ NCN Circulation area


Trade&Services

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced licenced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

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.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINTER, qualified, local

professional. Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury Specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 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

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

2089195v2-4/4-S

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Trade&Services

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis 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.

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

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Trade&Services

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

rock, paving, all alterations

- new and old. Quality

workmanship. Visit www.

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601 3145.

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

WINDOW TINTING

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heat control

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privacy films

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Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

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Trade&Services

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

2225862

Trade&Services

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Electrician

Domestic Commercial Industrial

Heatpumps and servicing

Contact Jeremy your local electrician

Ph: 027 385 4606 |E:info@conciseelectrical.co.nz

2302105

Chiropractic Services

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor

Injury, accidents and maintenance

ACC Registered and Accredited

Monday-Thursday | 03 313 0350

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

027 868 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday

Select Health

LOCKSMITH

Trade&Services

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

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

Mobile Locksmith

•Residential/Commercial

•KeysCut, Locks Rekeys

•Lock Installs & Repairs

•DigitalLocks & Padlocks

•Ranch Slider Deadlock & Bolts

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2015Ford Ranger XLT

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