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Thursday,<strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong> | Issue912 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Stats show<br />

district’s<br />

resilience<br />

Dressed for adventure<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Waimakariri is weathering the<br />

Covid storm better than the wider<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> region and the country<br />

as awhole, according to the latest<br />

Infometrics Quarterly Economic<br />

Monitor.<br />

The report covers the year to<br />

June 30 and shows asmaller drop<br />

in gross domestic product (­1.2%)<br />

and tourism spending (­1.7%) in<br />

the Waimakariri district, than in<br />

the rest of the <strong>Canterbury</strong> region<br />

and New Zealand overall.<br />

The district also experienced an<br />

increase in consumer<br />

spending, up 1.5%,<br />

compared with a4%<br />

fall in <strong>Canterbury</strong> and<br />

a2.8% decline across<br />

New Zealand.<br />

Commercial<br />

consents are up 58% in<br />

the district compared<br />

with significant<br />

decreases elsewhere.<br />

Like elsewhere in<br />

the country, jobseeker<br />

support recipients<br />

rose sharply, by 26%, but the<br />

unemployment rate is actually<br />

lower than it was in June 2019,<br />

sitting at 3%.<br />

Enterprise <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

business support manager Miles<br />

Dalton says it is important to<br />

understand the jobseeker and<br />

unemployment figures to get an<br />

accurate picture.<br />

Miles Dalton<br />

❛Waimakariri as adistrict<br />

is likely to get through<br />

this with alot less<br />

disruptionthan other<br />

districts.❜<br />

—Miles Dalton<br />

“Jobseeker support recipients<br />

and the unemployment rate are<br />

two separate measures,” he says.<br />

“A 26.1% increase in jobseeker<br />

support recipients<br />

looks like ahuge<br />

number, but we are<br />

coming from avery<br />

low base.<br />

‘‘Unemployment is<br />

still 3% in<br />

Waimakariri, down<br />

from 3.1% ayear ago.<br />

‘‘In statistical terms<br />

anything below 4% is<br />

considered full<br />

employment.”<br />

Stephanie Reeves,<br />

who owns Red Eight Cafe in<br />

Kaiapoi, says that despite the<br />

changes and uncertainty over the<br />

last few months, business has<br />

remained steady.<br />

“We have been blown away by<br />

the incredible community support<br />

we have received throughout<br />

Covid,’’ she said.<br />

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Images show slice of Kaikoura life<br />

Ahigh standard of entriesleft judges in<br />

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Kaikouraphotographycontest.<br />

The four judges weresplit between<br />

the junior category winnerenteredby<br />

Christchurch 11­year­old Arielle<br />

Lansley and the opencategory winner<br />

entered by Nyree Galloway, prompting<br />

organiser NeroliGold to invitethe<br />

public to pick awinner. ‘‘Weare to give<br />

one of themthe title of overall winner,<br />

once the public havetheirsay.’’<br />

Public votes were accepteduntil<br />

yesterday.<br />

‘‘Overall we had morepeople enter<br />

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entries,’’Nerolisays.<br />

‘‘Thestandard of entries was<br />

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burning over the weekend so there<br />

were not as many classic clear<br />

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plenty to enjoy.’’<br />

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‘‘People havereally embracedthe ‘shop<br />

local’ concept and, although customer<br />

spending is down in level 1and 2, things<br />

have remained overall pretty steady.”<br />

Mr Dalton says, overall, the<br />

Waimakariri district is weathering the<br />

stormbetter than the rest of <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

and betterthan New Zealand as awhole.<br />

‘‘TheGDP figure is muchbetterthan<br />

we expected and recentstatistics show<br />

that consumerspending hasbounced<br />

back quitenicely.’’<br />

However, he warns there is still alot of<br />

pain to come. ‘‘But Waimakariri as a<br />

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Committee’srole scrutinised<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The role of the Hurunui Waiau Zone<br />

committee is under the spotlight.Its<br />

functions and purposewill be discussed at<br />

an special meeting of the Hurunui District<br />

Council today (Thursday).<br />

Hurunui MayorMarie Blacksays<br />

disbanding the zonecommittee is not on<br />

the table at the meeting. However, the<br />

committee’s termsofreference and future<br />

purpose willbediscussed.<br />

In aletter to Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

chairwoman Jenny Hughey, Mrs Black<br />

said the committee had playedapivotal<br />

role in water management, including the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> WaterManagement Strategy.<br />

The council’sview was the committee<br />

couldhave an ongoingrole in CWMS<br />

governance,but it was not envisaged it<br />

wouldreplaceortry to managecommunity<br />

initiatives. Rather,itwould support<br />

existing initiatives and identifyfurther<br />

opportunities, issues or barriers to enable<br />

the community to meet CWMS targets.<br />

The meeting follows apresentationby<br />

Rural Advocacy Network (RAN)<br />

spokesman Jamie McFadden at last<br />

week’scouncilmeeting,during which he<br />

said relationships between ECan and the<br />

Hurunuicommunity wereatan‘‘all­time<br />

low’’, with awidespread lossoftrust.<br />

He saidbecause of ECan’sbehaviour,<br />

the zone committee, and other zone<br />

committees, were viewed by many as a<br />

mechanism forECan to achieve its agenda<br />

‘‘underthe guise of collaboration’’.<br />

‘‘The ability of the zonecommittee to<br />

constructively engage with the Hurunui<br />

community has been compromised by its<br />

association withECan to the point it is no<br />

longer able to operate as an effective<br />

committee,’’ he said.<br />

Areport commissioned by the zone<br />

committee, ajoint committeeofECan and<br />

the Hurunuicouncil, aboutits future,<br />

identifies arange of challenges.<br />

The HenleyHutchingsreport says the<br />

committee is wellawareofthem.<br />

The committeehad prepared draft<br />

termsofreference and askedECan and<br />

the Hurunuicounciltocommissiona<br />

review of its mandate, method of<br />

operation, achievements and thefuture<br />

challengesitwouldface.<br />

The reportsays historic tensions<br />

between Hurunui and ECan councillors<br />

abouthow information was distributed to<br />

zone landowners, braided riverbedissues,<br />

courtactions led by Forest &Bird, and the<br />

subsequentwithdrawal of Fish &Game<br />

from committee deliberationshad led to<br />

relationship issues. There weremore<br />

challenges ahead with discussion<br />

documentsand policy statements,<br />

indicating its task would notget any easier.<br />

Tour company reinvents itself<br />

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NEWS<br />

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To target domestic tourism,<br />

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school’s science day on Friday.<br />

The experiments were led by<br />

teacher Katie Owens, who used to<br />

teach secondary school science. She<br />

sought to inspire pupils and get ‘‘their<br />

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Pupils tried their hand at ‘‘milk<br />

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‘‘A few retailstores had to evacuate,’’Mr<br />

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priority.’’<br />

Rangiora High School chalks another win<br />

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Council accepts $8m<br />

for water upgrades<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The Waimakariri District Council has<br />

agreed to work withcentral government to<br />

find three waters solutions.<br />

Councillorsvoted to enter intoa<br />

memorandum of understanding (MOU)<br />

with the government at aspecial council<br />

meeting last week.Itwill get up to $8.02<br />

million in funding as part of the<br />

government’s $761m Covid­19 recovery<br />

programme for newwater projects for<br />

drinkingwaterand storm water.<br />

‘‘We haveagreed to the enter into an<br />

MOU, whichisthe first part of the reform<br />

programme, but we willreserveour<br />

decision on further parts of the<br />

programme,’’Mayor Dan Gordonsays.<br />

‘‘Butwecertainly have agreed to receive<br />

the funding and to consider options for<br />

watersupplies, but there’salot of water to<br />

flow under the bridge.’’<br />

The council’sdecision is in line withthe<br />

recommendation fromthe <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Mayoral Forum, which is seekinga<br />

regional solution for three waters.<br />

Adeliveryplan needs to be supplied and<br />

will be monitoredbyCrown Infrastructure<br />

Partners, with work to begin by March next<br />

year and completedbyMarch 2022.<br />

The funding cannot be spent on existing<br />

projects, Mr Gordon says.‘‘TheMOU notes<br />

that delivered projects needtosupport<br />

economic recoverythroughjob creation<br />

and maintain, increase or accelerate<br />

investment in water infrastructure.’’<br />

While he welcomed the extra funding,<br />

Mr Gordon says he is concerned the<br />

proposed reformswill take control over<br />

three waters awayfrom localcouncils<br />

following the Havelock <strong>North</strong> drinking<br />

water supply contaminationin2016.<br />

‘‘I understand that the government did<br />

need to respond in thatenvironment,but<br />

they havenow put in placeawater<br />

regulator whichhas widepowertodirect<br />

councils and can stepinand upgrade<br />

supplies if they feel they need to, so that’s<br />

afairly bold step. But we are in aposition<br />

where we have investedinour water<br />

supplies over anumber of years.Only one<br />

supplyisnot compliant and we are<br />

working with residentsinPoyntzRdto<br />

upgrade thatsupply.’’<br />

4000 signatures<br />

Apetition opposing aquarry at the Rangiora<br />

Racecourse has drawn more than 4000<br />

signatures.<br />

The number shows ‘‘overwhelming<br />

opposition to the quarry’’inthe community,<br />

says its organiser, Tracey Dimmock­Rump,<br />

who lives nearby.<br />

‘‘I am so grateful to everyone who signedit.<br />

‘‘Why would you give aresource consent to<br />

putaquarryrightinthe firingline of homes,<br />

rest homes, pre­schools, parks, ashopping<br />

centre and restaurants? It is such astunning<br />

area. Why not give it aprotected green­space<br />

status instead?’’<br />

Taggart Earthmoving Ltd lodgedaresource<br />

consent application with the Waimakariri<br />

District Council to quarry 700,000 cubic<br />

metres of material over 15 years. It already<br />

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Cheviot Area School students also<br />

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6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

KAIKŌURA VIEWS<br />

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE<br />

It is important that<br />

service is honoured<br />

It was great to see our community<br />

facilities supervisor, Ian Woodward<br />

(also known as Woody), receive an<br />

award from the Lions Club for longstanding<br />

community service.<br />

We really appreciate all the work that<br />

goes on in our community, and it is<br />

important to see this hard work<br />

recognised.<br />

One of the positive aspects of my<br />

duties as mayor is being able to<br />

leverage support for our local<br />

community.<br />

The Mayoral Task Force for Jobs is a<br />

collection of rural councils focused on<br />

increasing youth/community<br />

employment opportunities. We have<br />

been given funding to deliver this<br />

programme in Kaikoura.<br />

We have allocated the funding to Te<br />

Ha oMatauranga Learning in Kaikoura<br />

as it is already delivering many of these<br />

services.<br />

It is in the best position to support the<br />

new appointments and target<br />

community members who will benefit<br />

from the service.<br />

The funding will enable afull­time<br />

role for an employment co­ordinator.<br />

I’ll be working closely with the new<br />

position to connect local businesses<br />

and employment opportunities with<br />

locals looking for work.<br />

The programme has alot of potential<br />

for our community and I’m fully on<br />

board with Te Ha oMatauranga,<br />

working to ensure it is asuccess.<br />

There are also two part­time roles for<br />

ayouth employability facilitator and a<br />

driving co­ordinator.<br />

The earthquake rebuild programme<br />

managed by the council is ending later<br />

this year and this milestone gives us the<br />

LOST AND FOUND<br />

The following property is reported to<br />

the police as lost in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>:<br />

AFord car key fob with an Avon City<br />

Ford key ring, aflorentine mosaic<br />

multi­coloured stone ring on awhite<br />

gold band, aSamsung GalaxyS9, a<br />

black flip­type emu skin wallet, asmall<br />

white pouch purse, agrey garage<br />

opportunity to reflect on what has been<br />

achieved.<br />

For the past few years, the council<br />

team has managed a$38.6 million<br />

programme of works covered by<br />

government funding, of which only $2m<br />

has been contributed by the council.<br />

All this is being accomplished within<br />

budget. And what’s more, if it had not<br />

been for Covid­19, on time!<br />

That is great news for Kaikoura and<br />

its ratepayers.<br />

The Ministry of Business, Innovation<br />

and Employment has announced<br />

further funding for responsible<br />

camping, to follow on from the success<br />

of last summer.<br />

The council has put in an application<br />

to fund local camping ambassadors to<br />

educate, encourage and enforce<br />

responsible camping in the district.<br />

There is agrowing sense of unease<br />

globally as the impacts of Covid­19<br />

continue to affect our lives, and I’m<br />

noticing that in Kaikoura as well.<br />

The normal business that the council<br />

undertakes is under extra pressure<br />

because of Covid­19 delays affecting<br />

the revision of the Annual Plan to<br />

ensure lower rates increases, and the<br />

beginning of the Long Term 10 Year<br />

Plan process.<br />

Iwould like to remind people how<br />

much work is happening behind the<br />

scenes at the council right now.<br />

From what Ican see, staff are going<br />

above and beyond what is normally<br />

being asked of them in anormal year.<br />

Iamproud of what we have<br />

accomplished since the earthquake<br />

and would like everyone to reflect on<br />

how far we have come. Good work.<br />

Right, what’s next?<br />

remote,aniPhone 8plus, Tissori blackand­limesunglasses,<br />

ared holder with<br />

asmallkey and aHolden Commodore<br />

key.<br />

The following property is waiting to<br />

be claimed:<br />

Agold ring with flower design on top,<br />

and asilver Diamondback bike.<br />

Removing trees also<br />

erases memories<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Regarding theremoval of trees at the<br />

Ashley Rakahuri River Park,Iam<br />

pleasedthatthe meeting between<br />

elected representatives of ECan, the<br />

Waimakariri District Council andthe<br />

chairwoman of ECan tookplace. But<br />

willthis prevent similar intentions to<br />

clear fellany otherareas or just create<br />

adelay following community<br />

consultation?<br />

It seemsitisfashionable to remove<br />

introduced species that wereplanted<br />

many years ago and replace them with<br />

natives, thus changing thewhole<br />

natureand appearance of an area.<br />

Sadly, by removing old trees, old<br />

memoriesand associations are<br />

obliterated, too.The sense of loss is not<br />

mitigated by little busheswhichmight<br />

growinto atreeand if so, bearno<br />

resemblance to what wasthere.<br />

Yes, timesand fashions change, but<br />

it is hardtobelieve that those beautiful<br />

poplars were aflooding hazard and<br />

had to be removed. Maybe their only<br />

sin was they werethe wrong species in<br />

ayoung landscape­graduate’s lexicon?<br />

Surely we canhonour our beautiful<br />

introduced species andadd natives to<br />

the samearea.<br />

Will theremoved trees be replaced<br />

LETTERS<br />

by the samespecies, evenifmost of us<br />

won’tget to enjoy them in their<br />

maturity?<br />

Yours sincerely,<br />

S.M.V.Stewart<br />

Southbrook congestion<br />

DearEditor<br />

Traffic congestioninSouthbrook<br />

(<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><strong>News</strong>,August 27)<br />

waswarned about before thearrival of<br />

PAK’nSAVE.<br />

There has been concern for a<br />

number ofyears thathightraffic<br />

volumes would be an ever­increasing<br />

issue in this area.<br />

Idoremember aproposal to extend<br />

Lineside Road along the eastern side<br />

of the railcorridor through to East<br />

Belt. Thiswould havebeenaforwardthinking<br />

proposal thatcouldhavegone<br />

alongway in fixing this problem.<br />

It wouldbegoodtoknow whythis<br />

wasnever consideredagain.<br />

Yours,<br />

Les Nelson<br />

Rangiora<br />

OPEN LETTER TO CANTERBURY RESIDENTS<br />

Advocacy group explores<br />

ECan consents process<br />

The RuralAdvocacyNetwork is<br />

seeking feedback from <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

residents over thehandlingof<br />

consents by Environmental<br />

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

Thenetwork,through its chairman<br />

Jamie McFadden, madethe appeal in<br />

an open letter to <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

residents.Itreadsasfollows:<br />

Areyou having problemswithan<br />

ECanconsent process?Frustrating<br />

delays, repeatedrequests for further<br />

information, inflexibility, nit­picking<br />

over minor detail, intimidation<br />

tactics?<br />

Over the past few weeks we have<br />

receivedanumberofcomplaints<br />

aboutECan’s consentsystem.Inthe<br />

last six monthstherehas been a<br />

noticeable change and it appears the<br />

Government’s new freshwater<br />

legislationlast yearhas sent ECan’s<br />

consenting system into astateof<br />

paralysis.<br />

If you have an ECanconsent story,<br />

please consider sharingitwith us.<br />

Confidentiality is assured. Your<br />

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contact Jamie McFadden on (027)<br />

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Tell us your storyand help us to help<br />

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McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH<br />

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Rise 6:46am<br />

Set 6:08pm<br />

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Rise 10:55pm<br />

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Rise 6:43am<br />

Set 6:10pm<br />

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5:36pm 2.3 11:51pm 0.6 6:17pm 2.3 12:09pm 0.6 7:00pm 2.2 12:50pm 0.6 7:43pm 2.2 1:32pm 0.7 8:27pm 2.1 2:15pm 0.7 9:13pm 2.1 3:00pm 0.8 10:00pm 2.0 3:48pm 0.8<br />

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*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.<br />

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An expanse of mellow yellow<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

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

businesses‘‘painted the<br />

town yellow’’ lastweek in<br />

aid of the CancerSociety.<br />

Judgeswere impressed<br />

with the efforts of retailers,<br />

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winnerineach town.<br />

WaimakaririMayorDan<br />

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RangioraShoe Lines store<br />

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‘‘It’s wonderful.Wejust<br />

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storeonly three months<br />

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comments aboutthe<br />

window display.’’<br />

The highlycommended<br />

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BootsnAll. In Kaiapoi, the<br />

main prizewent to The<br />

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Vintage Rose was highly<br />

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The Rangiora Men’s<br />

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Daffodil Day. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Out on the street ...<br />

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PHOTO:DAVIDHILL<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

In brief<br />

Pams closing early<br />

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The Pams Pantrystore in Amberley will close<br />

two days earlierthan planned becauseofthe<br />

success of the store’s closing­down sale. The<br />

retail general manager for Foodstuffs South<br />

Island,Tim Donaldson,says pretty much<br />

everything in the store has been snapped up.<br />

‘‘There’snot enough stock left to last us through<br />

the weekend.’’ The last day of trading will be<br />

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Committee oversight<br />

Construction of aflyride at Hanmer Springs<br />

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Rangiora concert<br />

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9<br />

New festival aims to light up lives<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Aglitzyextravaganza willlight up<br />

the darkness in Rangiora for four<br />

nights laterthis monthas<br />

organisers forgeaheadwith<br />

plansfor aRangiora Lightand<br />

SoundFestival.<br />

Victoria Parkwill be<br />

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talking trees, discolights,music,<br />

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lighting displays, andsmokeand<br />

bubble machines.<br />

Basedonthe popular Botanic<br />

Delights Festival in Christchurch,<br />

the festival is aimed at<br />

lifting spirits for people wearied<br />

by the disruption of Covid­19.<br />

It will run from <strong>September</strong> 16<br />

to 19, culminating in aSaturday<br />

nightgrandfinale, including an<br />

outdoor movie.Festival tickets<br />

are limited and sellingfast.<br />

Organisers are determinedit<br />

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alertlevel2remainswhen the<br />

festival begins on the Wednesday<br />

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SpokesmanKarl Horwarth<br />

says contingency plans could see<br />

groups of 100 go on site every 20<br />

minutes to enjoy the lights and<br />

the family­orientated festival.<br />

‘‘So having aticket becomes<br />

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Kaikouraisgetting readytoparty<br />

amid the uncertainty of Covid­19.<br />

As Doug and FondaO’Callahan<br />

prepare for the 10th annual<br />

KaikouraHop, and their first<br />

wedding anniversary, they face<br />

the possibilityofneedingto<br />

postpone it if New Zealand<br />

remains at alert level 2.<br />

‘‘Fornow we are pressing on<br />

with holdingitfrom <strong>September</strong> 16<br />

to 19, but if we need to move it,we<br />

have set aside October 17,’’ Doug<br />

says.<br />

Roadworks on State Highway 1<br />

continuetopose alogistical<br />

challengeasthe eventcontinues<br />

to increase in popularity.<br />

Doug estimatesthere were<br />

more than1500 cars at theSouth<br />

Bay Racecourse on theSaturday<br />

last yearand probably more than<br />

3000 carsparked around South<br />

Bay, adding up to around 10,000<br />

car movements throughoutthe<br />

day.<br />

‘‘Last year we had more than<br />

4000 carsand the problem is, it’s<br />

getting too big for Kaikoura, so we<br />

have to look at how we can run<br />

largenumbers of peoplein<br />

smaller groups,’’ Doug says.<br />

‘‘We’ve got afew challenges this<br />

year with the road, but the<br />

council has got behind us in abig<br />

way and we havebeen working<br />

with NCTIR(the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Transport<br />

Infrastructure Recovery alliance)<br />

and the police.’’<br />

This year’s themeis‘‘Kaikoura<br />

Hop Graffiti 10 Years’’, with<br />

festivities getting under way with<br />

aquiz night at the Groper Bar on<br />

Wedding anniversary ... Doug and Fonda O’Callahan are enjoying Fonda’s first wedding anniversary gift, a<br />

1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The pair married at last year’s hop. PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

Wednesday evening. The next<br />

day, Hop organisers are planning<br />

aroad triptoBlenheim to greet<br />

<strong>North</strong> Island arrivals.<br />

Fridaynightisdrive­in movie<br />

night,with ascreening of<br />

American Graffiti,after the poker<br />

run around town.<br />

To manage the traffic, Fonda<br />

has two plans for the poker run.<br />

‘‘We will be winging it, so Ijust<br />

wanttosee how many people<br />

thereare. If we get not so many<br />

people, we can all go together;<br />

otherwisewewill needtosend<br />

them to different places.’’<br />

Saturday’scar show will have<br />

the usual live band, food stalls<br />

and bar, market and trade stalls<br />

and the ‘‘Miss Kaikoura Hop and<br />

her pals’’ competition, while in<br />

the evening there will be night<br />

cruising and the rock’n roll dance<br />

party,with the band Route 66<br />

performing.<br />

The week’s events will<br />

culminatewith the popular<br />

burnouts on Sunday, afundraiser<br />

for the Kaikoura Aquatic Centre.<br />

For more informationorto<br />

book tickets, go online to<br />

kaikourahop.co.nz/ or visit the<br />

Kaikoura Hop Facebook page.<br />

KAIKOURA HOP<br />

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community development and<br />

events co­ordinator Jo York<br />

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‘‘Wehad abig meeting with<br />

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<strong>Canterbury</strong>Transport<br />

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The next two months could be busy in<br />

Kaikoura, should New Zealand return<br />

to alert level 1.<br />

While Covid­19 has created some<br />

uncertainty, plenty of events are<br />

planned in the tourist town in coming<br />

weeks, depending on the alert level.<br />

The Kaikoura Whale Run scheduled<br />

for <strong>September</strong> 5has been cancelled, but<br />

the town is gearing up for the Kaikoura<br />

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Kaikoura Spring Festival and Lip Sync<br />

competition are planned for October.<br />

Residents are undeterred by the<br />

cancellation of the inaugural Kaikoura<br />

Winter Festival because of level 2, and<br />

will bounce back with the inaugural<br />

Spring into Summer Festival from<br />

October 2to4.<br />

There’s neverbeen<br />

abetter time to<br />

support local.<br />

It will feature apoetry night, live<br />

music, late­night shopping, markets,<br />

food, games, The Great Kaikoura Road<br />

Trip, astreet parade and the annual<br />

Kaikoura Lip Sync Competition.<br />

The lip sync contest was originally set<br />

for August, but will now be on October 3,<br />

with residents encouraged to ‘‘double<br />

up and wander the streets of Kaikoura’’<br />

in their lip sync costume. More details<br />

will be available closer to the event.<br />

One event which is going ahead is the<br />

Porsche Club of New Zealand’s visit<br />

this weekend, with 60 cars expected to<br />

line up outside the White Morph Motor<br />

Inn for public viewing.<br />

The Kaikoura council has been<br />

working to create events during quieter<br />

periods in abid to attract visitors to the<br />

town, community development and<br />

events co­ordinator Jo York says.<br />

Pool work to begin soon<br />

The long­awaited Kaikoura Aquatic<br />

Centre will soon start to takeshape.<br />

The tendertobuild the centre has<br />

been awarded to CMT Group NZ Ltd, and<br />

construction of the 25­metre pooland<br />

complex will start earlythis month.<br />

The Marlborough and <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

company willwork with local<br />

subcontractors, withKaikoura firms<br />

expected to provide at least 35 percentof<br />

the building works or products.<br />

KaikouraCommunity Charitable Trust<br />

boardchairmanJohn Wyatt says it is<br />

exciting to be breaking ground.<br />

‘‘Theaquatic centre is somethingthat<br />

the communityhas wanted for years.<br />

Thereisareal sense of anticipation as<br />

we see the project physically begin.”<br />

Between the boardand the Kaikoura<br />

District Council,funding of $3.7 million<br />

has been secured.<br />

The complex will include a25m by 12m<br />

lap pool, a6mx10m multi­use learn­toswim/hydrotherapy<br />

pool and abeachentry<br />

toddler pool.Changing rooms and a<br />

picnic/barbecue areawill alsobebuilt.<br />

“Many of our funders havementioned<br />

the unique sitewith the best view of any<br />

pool in the country,’’MrWyatt says.<br />

The fundraisingteam is now focusing<br />

on extras, including achildren’saqua<br />

play area and asplashpad with awhale<br />

tail fountain and jet streams.<br />

Eventssuch as The Great Kaikoura<br />

‘‘Part of it is changing the way<br />

businesses think. Winter has<br />

traditionally been aquiet period so<br />

many of them have shut their doors and<br />

relied on the busy summer period, so<br />

it’s about persuading the businesses to<br />

open.’’<br />

As long as New Zealand is at level 1,<br />

more events are in the pipeline to<br />

attract visitors, including the annual<br />

Kaikoura Trotting Cup, which is set to<br />

return in November, and the Kaikoura<br />

A&P Show will be back in February.<br />

The council has also been talking to<br />

Fusion Events and has confirmed<br />

Kaikoura will host atriathlon on<br />

January 3.<br />

Afanzone is also being planned for<br />

the America’s Cup yacht racing in<br />

March, with alarge, movable outdoor<br />

screen to view the races.<br />

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Destination Kaikouraplans to launch a<br />

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buildonits successfulwinter visitor<br />

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Destination adviser Louise Frend says<br />

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Destination Kaikouraisalso working<br />

with its partnersinMarlborough, Hurunui<br />

and Christchurch to promote ‘‘journeys’’<br />

rather than simplydestinations.<br />

‘‘We are awareofthe need to support<br />

each othersoweare looking to promote<br />

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‘‘When you are comingtoKaikoura, stop<br />

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wherethere are some wonderful wineries<br />

and cafes,and when you go into<br />

Marlborough it’s probably one of the most<br />

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Louise saysKaikourahas enjoyed a<br />

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Nelson,Marlborough and <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

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the future, withthe international border<br />

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Despitethe uncertainty, therewas<br />

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Sudima Hotel constructionprogressing,<br />

the recent Ministry of Business,<br />

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Tips from aself-confessed potato-head<br />

Afew straightforward strategies will have you on the path to producing<br />

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Potatoes are abread­and­butter crop, with<br />

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The high­carbohydrate tubers are<br />

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It isn’t the health benefitsthat see me<br />

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They were astaple in my grandparents’<br />

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Potatoes are an easy croptogrow,with<br />

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The key to awildlife-friendly native garden<br />

Why not attract native birds and pest-devouring lizards<br />

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somenative plants and<br />

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Gardens are not just where we<br />

grow our favouriteflowers, fruits<br />

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shared with avarietyofwild<br />

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many of themare now in decline,<br />

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development,and are falling<br />

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for awildlife­friendlygarden.<br />

The most important things that<br />

native animals look for in garden<br />

environments are places to<br />

shelter from bad weather,<br />

predatorsand competitors, safe<br />

places to nestand reartheir<br />

young, and sourcesoffood. A<br />

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Birds<br />

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and trees.Installing ametal<br />

possum guard aroundthe trunk<br />

can helpprotect them in rural<br />

areas, and can also work to keep<br />

cats and ratsfrom nests.<br />

Introducingavarietyofnative<br />

plants will provide fruit, nectar<br />

and insects thatthe wild birds<br />

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flax,kakabeak, wineberry,<br />

rewarewa and hebe are all<br />

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sources, while species such as<br />

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and cabbage trees –among others<br />

–provide fruit.<br />

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insectsonthe shrubs, trees and<br />

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species such as<br />

banksias and aloescan prove to<br />

be usefulproviders of nectar.<br />

Putting out asugar solution<br />

can alsoprovide avaluablefood<br />

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spread bee diseases. Instead, use<br />

raw sugarand add afew drops of<br />

red colouring, as birdsare<br />

attracted to red flowers.<br />

Providing extrafood helps the<br />

birdssurvivethe winter.<br />

Lizards<br />

It’s not only birds that can be<br />

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having atidy garden.Agood<br />

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Tasty treat ... Silvereyes feast on melon in aFernside garden.<br />

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Coprosma, muehlenbeckia,<br />

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Theysupplementtheir diet<br />

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making them especially good<br />

plants to populate gardens.<br />

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Insects<br />

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admirals and include the red<br />

admiral –kahu kura(the red<br />

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includingnatives suchashebes<br />

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While most of us wouldn’t want<br />

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18 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Council nod to<br />

water funding<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Cat tracking ... Rodriguez has been wearing aGPS collar to allow his movements aroundSouth Bay, Kaikoura,tobetracked.<br />

IMAGE:SUPPLIED<br />

Rodriguez does his bit for birds<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Rodriguez the cat has been<br />

doing his bit to save<br />

Kaikoura’s endangered<br />

dotterels.<br />

The South Bay cat has<br />

been modelling aGPS<br />

collar, allowing researchers<br />

to track his movements as<br />

part of efforts to create<br />

‘‘CatMap Kaikoura’’ to<br />

protect the dotterel.<br />

The findings show<br />

Rodriguez doesn’t like going<br />

too far and didn’t cross the<br />

road to go to the beach over<br />

aseven­day period, which is<br />

no surprise to his family as<br />

he is known for being lazy<br />

and not wandering much.<br />

The Banded Dotterel<br />

Project is acollaboration<br />

between local volunteers<br />

and University of<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> researcher Dr<br />

Shane Orchard.<br />

It is exploring cat­related<br />

issues and their impact on<br />

local wildlife.<br />

Last year, on the beach<br />

between South Bay and<br />

Pohowera, around 82<br />

percent of nests were<br />

invaded, almost all by cats,<br />

which are thought to have<br />

been responsible for the<br />

deaths of at least 10% of the<br />

breeding birds.<br />

As well as the GPS collars,<br />

live capture traps are being<br />

placed intermittently along<br />

the South Bay beach in an<br />

attempt to reduce the feral<br />

cat population.<br />

The volunteers are aware<br />

cats captured in the traps<br />

may be domestic, so they<br />

will be held for three days<br />

where there is uncertainty<br />

in abid to reunite them with<br />

their owner.<br />

The SPCA in Blenheim<br />

has also offered to take in<br />

cats for rehoming if an<br />

owner is not located.<br />

Kaikoura Vetcare is<br />

offering to microchip pet<br />

cats for $20 each to make the<br />

process of cat identification<br />

easier.<br />

Desexing of cats is also<br />

being encouraged to reduce<br />

the number of feral cats,<br />

while Kaikoura Vetcare is<br />

stocking arange of cat aids,<br />

including collars with<br />

multiple bells, cat<br />

scrunchies and reflective<br />

collars to help the birds<br />

escape.<br />

Anyone who is interested<br />

in volunteering their cat for<br />

the GPS tracking study can<br />

call Heath Melville on (022)<br />

198 8280.<br />

The Hurunui District Council has signed<br />

up for the first wave of governmentbacked<br />

water reforms.<br />

It means the council will get agrant of<br />

up to $7.5 million to upgrade its threewaters<br />

assets as partofthe Government’s<br />

$761mCovid­19 funding package to<br />

support economic recovery.<br />

Councillorssoughtassurance during<br />

Thursday’s council meetingthat signing<br />

up to amemorandumofunderstanding,<br />

and aseparate funding agreement,did<br />

not commit the council to the second<br />

tranche of the reforms. They also wanted<br />

certaintythere would be fullpublic<br />

consultation on futureplansfor water.<br />

The government proposes anationwide<br />

reform of waterservices, with five<br />

waterauthoritiesnationwide.<br />

Currently, their delivery in each<br />

district is the responsibility of the local<br />

territorial authority.<br />

The secondlot of funding will be late<br />

next year, when aCrownwaterauthority<br />

or authorities couldtake over council<br />

waterfunctions, includingtheirassets.<br />

Council chief executive Hamish<br />

Dobbie told councillorsthat signing up to<br />

the memorandum committed the council<br />

to providing the government withdetails<br />

aboutits three­waterassets —drinking<br />

water, stormwaterand wastewater—<br />

and services,along with its plans for the<br />

department in the future.<br />

It did not mean the council would be<br />

handing over control of its water assets.<br />

He emphasisedthe agreements were<br />

not binding on either party and it was the<br />

council’s view that entering into the<br />

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22 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Cup­cake fundraiser ... People can phone in their order for Adriel’s cup cakes.<br />

Residents kept busy<br />

during lockdown<br />

Zoom meetings, baking and A&P show<br />

preparation helped Adrielresidents<br />

and staff cope with Covid­19 level2<br />

restrictions.<br />

Adriel Houseand Rest Home, for<br />

thosewho have memory loss, locked<br />

down to keepits residentssafe. This put<br />

the brakes on visitors coming into the<br />

home,and took outings off the<br />

programme.<br />

Restrictions also forced the<br />

cancellation of an open day and a<br />

community education evening, where<br />

some fundraisingwas going to take<br />

place.<br />

The owner of the Amberley­based<br />

home,Mischeal McCormack, said<br />

August was International Awareness<br />

monthfor Spark of Life, which wasgoing<br />

to be celebratedatthe education<br />

evening. The Spark of Life philosophy is<br />

embracedatAdriel.<br />

The focus of the programme is on the<br />

quality of the connection betweencarers<br />

and residentsand theirfamilies, and to<br />

foster kindness, compassion, empathy,<br />

and respect.<br />

Acup­cake fundraiser, whichwas to<br />

be partofthe open day, has now been<br />

brought in­house, with cook Amy<br />

McCormack readytosupply an<br />

assortment of cup cakeswhich will sell<br />

for $5 fortwo.<br />

Mischeal says anyonewho would like<br />

to supportthe fundraisercan simply<br />

phoneintheir order.<br />

Residents have also beencooking up a<br />

storm, using favourite recipes to make<br />

tempting baking and dishes as part of a<br />

project to produce arecipe book.<br />

Mischeal says residents haveloved<br />

beinginthe kitchen and reminiscing<br />

abouttheirfavourite recipes, andwhat<br />

theirmothers used to make.<br />

Staffhave takenphotos of the end<br />

productstoensure the recipe bookis<br />

full of colour and variety.<br />

‘‘It is afun thing.Even the menhave<br />

lovedjoiningin,’’ she says. The recipe<br />

book will alsosell for $5.<br />

Restricted visitinghas introduced<br />

residents to new technology, with Zoom<br />

meetingstakingplace with family,<br />

particularly on Mother’s Day.<br />

However, keeping residents busy,<br />

includingbringinganimals intothe<br />

home for avisit, has ensured they have<br />

not hadtime to misstheir families.<br />

Mischeal says the vegetablegardenis<br />

stunning thankstothe effortsof<br />

residents, mostly men,who havespenta<br />

lot of timecultivatingand planting.<br />

‘‘It has neverlookedsogood. They<br />

have lovedbeingout there helping.’’<br />

Residents are also preparing to enter<br />

in avarietyofclasses at the local A&P<br />

show in late October.Adriel will have a<br />

tent at the show for anyone to pop in and<br />

say hello, and get any informationthey<br />

want about whatAdriel can offer.<br />

Thinkabout those whohavememory<br />

lossand associated problems ...<br />

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Cashing up ... The end of Bonus Bonds has been announced.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

Bank announces end of<br />

Bonus Bonds scheme<br />

What will the end of BonusBonds mean<br />

for those withahistoryofthese<br />

investments?<br />

ANZ Investment Services (New Zealand)<br />

Ltd (ANZIS) has said it will stopaccepting<br />

new investment into the schemeaslow<br />

interestrates continue to reducethe prize<br />

pool.<br />

“We’re always reviewing our investment<br />

productstoensure they bestserve the<br />

interests of investors,”said Ben Kelleher,<br />

the managing director of retail and<br />

business banking for ANZ.<br />

“Low interestrates have reduced the<br />

investment returns of the scheme,which<br />

affects the size of the prize pool.<br />

‘‘It has now becomeapparent those<br />

trends are likely to continueinthe<br />

medium term. The Official Cash Rate,<br />

currently at ahistorically low 0.25 percent,<br />

may fall further in early2021asthe global<br />

economy grapples withthe impacts of<br />

Covid­19.<br />

“The ANZISboard decided it is no<br />

longer appropriate to acceptnew<br />

investment into Bonus Bondswith<br />

immediate effect, and intends to start<br />

winding up the schemenolater than the<br />

end of October.<br />

‘‘Winding up the schemeincludes the<br />

process of returning fundsto<br />

bondholders,’’hesays.<br />

Mr Kelleher said before the startofa<br />

wind­up, the schemewill continue to<br />

operate, with two more prize draws.<br />

Bonus Bonds was launched by the New<br />

Zealand Government through the Post<br />

Officein1970.<br />

Instead of earning interest or receiving<br />

investment gains or losses, each eligible<br />

Bonus Bond givesbondholders one entry<br />

into the monthly prize draw,where<br />

investment returnsare returned as<br />

prizes.<br />

The topprize in the monthlydraw is $1<br />

million.<br />

The <strong>September</strong>and October prize draws<br />

are intended to be held as scheduled and<br />

customers can continuetoredeemtheir<br />

bonds until windingupstarts.<br />

However, ANZIS might move to an<br />

earlier wind­up, for example, if there is a<br />

heavy demand for redemptions or it<br />

otherwise considers it is in the overall best<br />

interests of investorstodoso.<br />

“Investorshave two choices.Theycan<br />

redeemtheirBonus Bonds beforethe<br />

schemestarts to wind up,orstay in the<br />

schemeand be entitled to ashare of the<br />

remaining reserves, after expenses,when<br />

the scheme is wound up,”MrKelleher<br />

says.<br />

“Thosewho choose to stay during the<br />

wind­up phase will have their investments<br />

lockedinduringthis process, whichmay<br />

take up to 12 months.The board believes<br />

current reserves are sufficientfor<br />

bondholders to be confident they will<br />

receive back their initial investment.’’<br />

The reserves represent the surplusof<br />

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FRIDAY 18SEPTEMBER<br />

Tasman v <strong>North</strong>land<br />

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WEEK THREE<br />

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FRIDAY 25SEPTEMBER<br />

Wellington v BayofPlenty<br />

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Tasman v Waikato<br />

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WEEK SEVEN<br />

GAME<br />

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Napier<br />

Auckland<br />

Inglewood<br />

Pukekohe<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

WEEK FOUR<br />

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FRIDAY 2OCTOBER<br />

BayofPlenty v Auckland<br />

SATURDAY 3OCTOBER<br />

Counties Manukau v Manawatu<br />

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26 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Independence ...<br />

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

Books co­owner<br />

Charlotte Turner,<br />

centre, with staff<br />

members Raewyn<br />

Growcott, left and<br />

Rosemary Hough,<br />

in the Rangiora<br />

High Street store.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Independent outlook<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

PaperTree Rangiora’sowners<br />

have renamed theirbusiness<br />

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

The move was madebecause<br />

the High Street shop’s owners,<br />

Fernside couple Charlotte and<br />

GrantTurner, wanted to become<br />

independent fromthe Paper<br />

Tree book,art and office<br />

distributor group.<br />

‘‘We wanted to provideamore<br />

independent servicefor our<br />

customers,’’ Charlotte says.<br />

As independent booksellers,<br />

the couple can source books and<br />

productstheir customers have<br />

been askingfor that were not<br />

available to them within the<br />

PaperTree group.<br />

‘‘We wanted to support local<br />

people,’’Charlotte says. ‘‘I grew<br />

up in RangiorasoIwant to see<br />

Rangiora thrive.’’<br />

She describes High Street as a<br />

‘‘beautiful place’’ to shop and do<br />

business. ‘‘There is good foot<br />

traffic,greatsupport for local<br />

businesses, and anice<br />

community of retailers.’’<br />

Although the business has a<br />

new name,everythingelse<br />

remains the same, including the<br />

store’s Post Shopand Kiwibank<br />

services.<br />

Mortuary returned to original Hanmer hospital site<br />

Amortuary in the former Queen Mary Hospital<br />

grounds at Hanmer Springs is now back on its<br />

original site at the north end of the grounds.<br />

Built in 1901, it was shifted to the south end of<br />

the ground in the 1950s to amore secluded spot.<br />

Rosemary Ensor, the historian at Hanmer<br />

Springs library, was instrumental in getting it<br />

moved. She says she is thrilled to have the<br />

building ‘‘almost back perfectly from where it<br />

started’’.<br />

‘‘It’s great to see this lovely old building back<br />

where it began.’’<br />

Mrs Ensor is certain it will hold aspecial place<br />

in the town’s future. Work is in progress to get the<br />

mortuary back to its former glory, with the local<br />

Menz Shed keen to lend ahand.<br />

Bulbs for sale<br />

The Lions Club has freesia<br />

and lily bulbs for sale as a<br />

fundraiser. Freesias are $5 a<br />

bag, lilies $10. Proceeds to<br />

local community projects.<br />

Contact Anne on (<strong>03</strong>) 313 6124.<br />

Movie afternoon<br />

Amovie afternoon will be<br />

held at the Woodend<br />

Methodist Church on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 2at1pm.<br />

Afternoon tea to follow. This<br />

month’s film is Singin’ in the<br />

Rain.Entry is by gold coin<br />

donation. Phone Ruth on (<strong>03</strong>)<br />

312 2094 with queries.<br />

Rock’n’Wheels<br />

The popular Amberley car<br />

show will be held on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 13 provided alert<br />

level 1isinforce. The show<br />

was to have been held on<br />

Sunday, <strong>September</strong> 6, but has<br />

transferred to next week.<br />

Repurpose and Repair Expo<br />

Resourceful, creative people<br />

in the Hurunui community<br />

will come together at the<br />

Amberley Pavilion on<br />

Saturday, <strong>September</strong> 26, from<br />

12.30pm to 4.30pm, to share<br />

their skills and ideas about<br />

how to transform and extend<br />

the life of everyday objects<br />

and materials, and reducing<br />

waste. There will be<br />

opportunities to learn,<br />

discuss and watch<br />

demonstrations. Activities for<br />

kids include adisplay and<br />

workshop by Creative Junk<br />

from Christchurch. Cost is $5<br />

per person, children are free.<br />

(Refreshments included).<br />

Check the TimeBank<br />

Hurunui Facebook page for<br />

updates on displays, repair<br />

services, and workshops.<br />

People can still register to<br />

participate or help. Call (<strong>03</strong>)<br />

314 3406, or email<br />

tbhlearningexchange@<br />

gmail.com.<br />

Dutch concert<br />

Atraditional Dutch concert<br />

will be held at the Balcairn<br />

Hall, on Sunday, <strong>September</strong><br />

27 at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for<br />

adults, and $5 for students.<br />

They are available from<br />

Blackwell’s Kaiapoi, Artisan<br />

Rangiora and Sally Mac’s in<br />

Amberley. There are limited<br />

door sales. Internet bookings,<br />

updates and inquiries to Deb<br />

at vink406@gmail.com.<br />

Stage musical<br />

The Hartley School of<br />

Performing Arts will host a<br />

whole­school production of<br />

The Lion, the Witch and the<br />

Wardrobe in the Rangiora<br />

Town Hall, which will mark<br />

the school’s 25th anniversary.<br />

The shows are from Wednesday<br />

to Saturday, <strong>September</strong><br />

30 to October 3. There will be<br />

daily shows from 2pm and<br />

Thursday and Friday evening<br />

shows from 7.30pm. The show<br />

is suitable for children of all<br />

ages. Children under 7must<br />

be with an adult. Running<br />

time, with interval, is 140<br />

minutes. Tickets: $15 plus<br />

booking fee, family of four $55<br />

plus booking fee. Tickets<br />

available at Town Hall<br />

Cinemas, over the counter or<br />

online at townhallcinemas.co.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

29<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Two actors who have played<br />

Fagin in the musical Oliver! will<br />

perform asong together from the<br />

show in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Musicals’ Retrospective: ADecade<br />

of Favourites.<br />

Dave Sanderson, who played<br />

Fagin in the group’s production of<br />

Oliver! in 1988, and Darren<br />

Sundborn, who played Fagin in its<br />

2013 production, will perform<br />

Reviewing the Situation in the new<br />

retrospective show, scheduled for<br />

October 9, 10 and 11 at the<br />

Rangiora Town Hall.<br />

Dave and Darren will also<br />

perform in the show’s ensemble<br />

chorus.<br />

They were at the group’s rooms<br />

and costume hire shop, in the<br />

<strong>North</strong>brook Studios, last Sunday<br />

evening for arehearsal and<br />

costume fittings.<br />

The show will feature songs and<br />

other performers from some of<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Musicals’ most<br />

popular shows, including Jesus<br />

Christ Superstar, Chicago, Aida,<br />

The Sound of Music, Oliver! and<br />

more.<br />

Rehearsals are going well, they<br />

say, and all performers are looking<br />

forward to getting together for<br />

the show to lift community spirits<br />

in the Covid­19 era.<br />

The new show was arranged<br />

after the group had to postpone its<br />

<strong>2020</strong> feature show, Joseph and the<br />

Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,<br />

until 2021, leaving it without any<br />

revenue for the year.<br />

‘‘We all need something to look<br />

forward to, performers and<br />

audience alike,’’ said Angela<br />

Peverill, the executive committee<br />

secretary and the show’s<br />

production manager.<br />

She hopes people attending the<br />

show will join in the fun by hiring<br />

something glamorous to wear<br />

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shop, and make aspecial night of<br />

the occasion by going out for<br />

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Tickets for Retrospective: A<br />

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Putting on ashow ... Actors<br />

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30 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

The end of the journey<br />

The euthanasia debate has taken a<br />

long and winding path to become the<br />

End of Life Choice referendum. Mike<br />

Houlahan reviews how New Zealand<br />

got to this point, and how the law<br />

stands in other countries.<br />

PHOTO: REBECCA RYAN<br />

French philosopher and author<br />

Albert Camus said since we were<br />

all going to die, it was obvious<br />

that when and how did not<br />

matter.<br />

Had Camus been in New<br />

Zealand for the past 25 years, he<br />

would have seen that in fact it<br />

matters to agreat many people,<br />

very much indeed.<br />

ACT New Zealand leader<br />

David Seymour’s End Of Life<br />

Choice legislation, which will<br />

come into force should New<br />

Zealanders vote in favour of it in<br />

areferendum being held in<br />

conjunction with the October 17<br />

election, is the fourth attempt by<br />

parliamentarians to change the<br />

law in this area.<br />

Michael Laws —now on the<br />

Otago Regional Council but then<br />

aNational Party MP —<br />

introduced the Death with<br />

Dignity Bill in 1995, inspired by<br />

the battle of colleague Cam<br />

Campion against terminal bowel<br />

cancer.<br />

That voluntary euthanasia<br />

proposal failed by amargin (61 to<br />

29), but advocates were not<br />

deterred.<br />

New Zealand First MP Peter<br />

Brown, who had watched his wife<br />

die of cancer in 1984, waged a<br />

dignified and determined<br />

campaign throughout 20<strong>03</strong> for his<br />

Death with Dignity Bill —apiece<br />

of legislation almost exactly the<br />

same as Mr Laws’ Bill.<br />

This time the debate was much<br />

more finely balanced, Mr<br />

Brown’s Bill being defeated<br />

60­58, with one abstention.<br />

Although there was an<br />

apparent change in political<br />

mood, it took until 2012 for<br />

another MP, Labour’s Maryan<br />

Street, to put abill on the issue in<br />

the Member’s Bill ballot.<br />

Despite her bill prompting<br />

considerable public debate, Ms<br />

Street opted to withdraw it the<br />

following year, saying she did not<br />

believe it would receive the<br />

consideration it was due in an<br />

election year.<br />

Parliament also considered<br />

three petitions during this time:<br />

Two opposed to euthanasia and<br />

one, in the name of Ms Street, in<br />

favour.<br />

None of the subsequent select<br />

committee reports proposed law<br />

reform in the area.<br />

Undeterred, ACT leader David<br />

Seymour took up the baton and<br />

proposed his End of Life Choice<br />

Bill, which in November last year<br />

Parliament passed 69­51, but<br />

subject to the outcome of the<br />

upcoming referendum.<br />

While lawmakers have<br />

wrestled with this issue, so have<br />

the courts, and several<br />

significant cases have influenced<br />

public opinion on the matter.<br />

New Zealand’s first major<br />

courtroom test of euthanasia<br />

came in 2004, when former<br />

Whanganui intensive care nurse<br />

Lesley Martin was tried for the<br />

attempted murder of her mother.<br />

Police had investigated cancer<br />

patient Joy Martin’s death in<br />

1999, but moved to prosecute<br />

after her daughter published a<br />

memoir, To Die Like ADog,in<br />

which she described injecting<br />

her mother with morphine.<br />

Lesley Martin was convicted<br />

and eventually spent 7 1 ⁄2 months<br />

in jail, but not without<br />

considerable controversy.<br />

Acase with strong parallels<br />

played out in Dunedin in 2011,<br />

when university professor Sean<br />

Davison was charged with the<br />

attempted murder of his mother<br />

seven years previously.<br />

Davison, from South Africa,<br />

also wrote abook about his<br />

experiences, and returned to<br />

New Zealand to face trial.<br />

However, four days into that<br />

High Court hearing, the Crown<br />

amended the charge to one of<br />

inciting and procuring his<br />

mother’s suicide.<br />

Davison, now the president of<br />

the World Federation of Right to<br />

Die Societies, pleaded guilty and<br />

was sentenced to five months’<br />

home detention.<br />

Those cases involved grieving<br />

children who argued they were<br />

helping adesperately ailing<br />

parent.<br />

A2015 case brought by<br />

Wellington lawyer Lecretia<br />

Seales was entirely different.<br />

Diagnosed with aterminal<br />

brain tumour, Ms Seales, 42, went<br />

to the High Court at Wellington to<br />

argue for adeclaration on behalf<br />

of her GP that the doctor would<br />

not face prosecution if he<br />

assisted her to die.<br />

While too ill to argue her case<br />

herself, Ms Seales did make it to<br />

court to hear some of the<br />

arguments.<br />

Ms Seales died, unassisted, the<br />

day after Justice David Collins<br />

delivered his decision, which<br />

declined to grant any of the<br />

declarations Ms Seales sought<br />

and said the issue was one for<br />

Parliament rather than the<br />

courts to address.<br />

Almost immediately, David<br />

Seymour announced he would<br />

place the End of Life Choice Bill<br />

in the Member’s Bill ballot.<br />

In 2017, Mr Seymour struck it<br />

lucky —firstly, that in June his<br />

bill was drawn and, secondly,<br />

that he retained his seat in that<br />

year’s election, which meant he<br />

was able to keep the bill on<br />

Parliament’s Order Paper.<br />

The ‘‘Bill History’’ on<br />

Parliament’s website testifies to<br />

the dogged struggle of both proand<br />

anti­euthanasia advocates:<br />

The bill’s first and second<br />

readings were 18 months apart,<br />

and its four month­long<br />

committee stage saw the House<br />

discuss 113 proposed<br />

amendments —many of which<br />

were proposed to filibuster the<br />

bill’s progress.<br />

The act, which has received<br />

Royal Assent, will come into<br />

force only if more than 50 percent<br />

of voters in the referendum vote<br />

‘‘yes'’.<br />

We will not know that on<br />

election night: The Electoral<br />

Commission says it will<br />

announce preliminary results for<br />

both the End of Life Choice and<br />

cannabis referendums on<br />

October 30.<br />

Bill would leave people in control of their fate<br />

By DR FRANKKUEPPERS<br />

Iamaurological surgeon. The majority<br />

of my workinvolvescancer treatment: I<br />

witness terminal illnessand death from<br />

canceronaregularbasis.<br />

Lengthy talks with my patients about<br />

the final stageoflife show me their<br />

anxieties and worriesthatcome with<br />

that.<br />

Often, Iamsurprisedthatthe<br />

approaching deathisnot their main<br />

worry. Many of my patients dread the<br />

potentiallossofbodily andmental<br />

functions, the lossofautonomy and<br />

dignity in thatstageoflife.<br />

Personally, Ishare thisconcern.<br />

As amedicalpractitioner, Isee my<br />

roleinprotecting lives and prolonging<br />

lifewherepossible.<br />

THE CASE FOR EUTHANASIA<br />

Thiscan,unfortunately, result in<br />

prolonging astateofverylittlequality of<br />

life.<br />

One wayofmanaging these patients is<br />

withholdingofmedical treatmentand<br />

supportivepalliativecare.<br />

While this approach canspeedupthe<br />

timetodeath, it still leavesthe patient<br />

withthe prospect of suffering, and<br />

dependence on others.<br />

Unfortunately,Isee patientsthat need<br />

painfulpalliative interventions at the<br />

end of theirlife where specialised<br />

medicalinput is needed that is beyond<br />

the abilitiesofahospice.<br />

Thisdreadful stage of adiseasecan<br />

lastfor weeks.<br />

Ithink it is very important thatany<br />

form of medically assisted dying does<br />

not replace palliative care.<br />

However,ifIwereever faced with a<br />

conditionthatmakeslifeunbearable,I<br />

would wanttolive in acountrythat<br />

allows me the autonomy to diewith<br />

dignity as Ichoose it.<br />

The proposed law change in Aotearoa<br />

is very conservativeininternational<br />

comparison.<br />

The example of othercountries<br />

(Belgium, TheNetherlands,<br />

Switzerland)showsthat abuseofend­oflifechoice<br />

is prettymuch non­existent.<br />

Asignificantpercentageofpatients<br />

who havebeenacceptedfor medically<br />

assisted dying might not takethe lethal<br />

medications and still seeout the natural<br />

cause of theircondition.<br />

But knowing thatthey are in controlof<br />

their fateseems to give them peaceand<br />

assurance —something that Idonot<br />

often seewithmypatients here.<br />

New Zealandhas astrong and proud<br />

historyofpioneering societalchanges<br />

thatare common sense now,suchas<br />

votingrights for women or the right to an<br />

abortion.<br />

As asociety, we are matureenough for<br />

the End of LifeChoiceAct.<br />

Dr Frank Kueppers, aged54, is a<br />

urologistatChristchurch Public<br />

Hospitaland Urology Associates. He<br />

lives in Lyttelton, andismarriedwith<br />

two sons.<br />

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END OF LIFE CHOICE REFERENDUM<br />

32 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Difficult time ... Euthanasia provision may be difficult, even for those who personally<br />

support assisted dying, says Dr Dave McKay.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

Making the peaceful<br />

transition to death<br />

THE CASE AGAINST EUTHANASIA<br />

By DR DAVE MCKAY<br />

As aGPand palliativemedicinedoctor,<br />

Iamprivilegedtoworkwith dying<br />

patients.<br />

Dying is rarely easy, often difficultto<br />

bear witness to, andcan be atense<br />

journeyforeachpatient,their whanau<br />

andattendinghealthprofessionals.<br />

It is acomplex andvitaltransitionin<br />

life.<br />

Imaintainacommitment to patients,<br />

assisting in the bestwayIcan,<br />

respecting their wishes while<br />

addressingthe illness.<br />

Likewise, Icommittowhanauand the<br />

healthcareteamsinvolved,assisting<br />

with my medical knowledge,skills and<br />

practiceexperience.<br />

Ourmutual goal is to make this<br />

complextransitionaspeacefuland<br />

resolvedaspossible.<br />

My professionalguiding philosophies<br />

andethics include the Hippocraticoath<br />

—‘‘I will notgiveafataldraughtto<br />

anyoneifIamasked, norwill Isuggest<br />

such athing’’ —and the matriarch of<br />

palliative medicine,CicelySaunders:<br />

‘‘You matterbecause youare you and<br />

youmattertothe end of yourlife.Wewill<br />

do all wecan not onlyto help you die<br />

peacefully but also to liveuntil youdie.’’<br />

Iamnotinfavourofthe EndofLife<br />

ChoiceBill. Isupport treating suffering,<br />

helping peopleliveuntil they die.<br />

Icannotsupport proactively ending a<br />

person’s life. Irejectlegislation<br />

requiring that of me.<br />

Nonetheless, Idonot advocate futile<br />

prolongationoflife in thefaceof<br />

suffering thatisnot resolvable with<br />

impendingdeath inthe near future. This<br />

is averyimportantdistinction.<br />

People need to be abletotrust my<br />

unreservedintention of supportinglife<br />

until death ensues, whiletrustingthat<br />

we wouldnotprolong suffering. There<br />

should be no ambiguity aboutthis.<br />

Forthosewho wish controlovertheir<br />

timeofdeath,they can taketheir own<br />

life. However, for one to ask another to<br />

provide euthanasia for them is asking<br />

another to kill them.<br />

Theconceptofkilling apatient whose<br />

lifeis entrustedtoourcare is foreign,<br />

andtension­filled for doctors.<br />

It would be impossible for many<br />

doctors.<br />

Euthanasia provisionmay be difficult<br />

foreventhose whopersonally support<br />

❛The concept of killing a<br />

patient whose life is entrusted<br />

to our care is foreign, and<br />

tension­filled for doctors. It<br />

would be impossible for many<br />

doctors.❜<br />

assisted dying. Icannotimagine<br />

administering alethaldose to then<br />

watch andwaitwhile theperson diesas<br />

aconsequence. Thisiswhatthe bill<br />

requires.<br />

Although somehavecommittedtoa<br />

choicetodieat thetimethey choose,<br />

mostlypeople are afraid of suffering. It<br />

is oftenpainand existential distress that<br />

produces the fearofliving until death.<br />

Occasionally, peopleaskfor their<br />

distress, present or anticipated, to end<br />

by way of early death.Upon alleviating<br />

suffering, it is rarely aprescribed death<br />

that many wishfor.<br />

Palliative careaddressessuffering,<br />

not intentionally ending life,and so<br />

euthanasia and palliativecare are<br />

mutually exclusive.<br />

There is aquestionable role for<br />

euthanasia in palliativecare.<br />

Unfortunately, this bill opensupa<br />

slidingscale for peopleto giveupon<br />

living.People may miss out on valuable<br />

timealive if theyenacted an earlier<br />

death.<br />

If legislation for euthanasia is passed<br />

in New Zealand, therewillbeachoice<br />

for terminalpatients, and as adoctor,I<br />

will respect the person’schoice,<br />

irrespective of my ethics.<br />

Iwill provide ongoing palliative care<br />

to maintain as good alife until death<br />

ensues.<br />

Myrole in their care willbe<br />

unchanged, helping theperson to liveas<br />

wellaspossible to theirlast days.<br />

Atthe point where theywish to end<br />

theirlife, Iwould needto hand over to<br />

the appropriate service. However,Ido<br />

not believe individual doctors should be<br />

allowed or responsible forendinga<br />

person’slife.<br />

Euthanasia is not amedical or<br />

palliativetreatment; it is aperson’s<br />

choicetoendtheirlife.<br />

Dr DaveMcKay is aDunedin GP and<br />

palliativecaredoctor.


MainPower<br />

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Issue 188 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Community Funding<br />

available<br />

Voting in theMainPower Community Fund will be open Monday<br />

14 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

The$30,000 fund willbedistributedbetweenthe group of finalists<br />

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This is the seventh round of funding thathasbeendirected into<br />

the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> communitythough theinitiative.<br />

Fundingfrom past roundshas beenusedin arange of ways.<br />

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

funding to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of local<br />

families by providing arange of freesocial and community<br />

services, including family counselling,social workersand the<br />

Kaiapoi communitypantry.<br />

“Wewillcontinue to useany fundingwereceive to respond to<br />

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Anotherorganisation,the Chris Ruth Centre, hasreceived funding<br />

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Previous funding rounds have helped the Community<br />

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Thecentrehas used theirfunding to create an outdoor space at the<br />

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Seasoned shearer to compete<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Oxford shearer Dave Brooker<br />

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after the annual New<br />

Zealand Agricultural Show<br />

was cancelled because of<br />

Covid­19.<br />

The Shearing Sports New<br />

Zealand region 2chairman<br />

first learned to shear 45 years<br />

ago as ateenager.<br />

‘‘I’m planning to compete<br />

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In his 20s he took up<br />

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While his All Black dreams<br />

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❛I’m planning to<br />

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—Shearer Dave Brooker<br />

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35<br />

Plan change<br />

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Plan Change 1tothe Hurunui and Waiau<br />

RiverRegionalPlan(HWRRP) will be<br />

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The plan change now hasfull legal<br />

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Book fundraiser<br />

... Lorraine<br />

Brydon and her<br />

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Books sought for sale<br />

Rangiora Rotary is reaching out to its<br />

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35th book fair.<br />

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Borough School on Friday,October 2, and<br />

Saturday October3.<br />

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New World Rangioraand the Rangiora Z<br />

Station.<br />

Organiser Bruce Walker saysthe fair is<br />

amammothundertaking, but the<br />

community alwaysswings behind it to<br />

make it asuccess.<br />

Donations of booksare already coming<br />

in from all over Rangioraand <strong>North</strong><br />

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

“Thereisawide selection of books,<br />

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alwaysindemand,”hesays.<br />

The first book fair was held in<br />

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and Mary Conway. Their daughter,<br />

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Rangiora Rotarypresident Craig<br />

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sale go to supporting community projects.<br />

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Allsorts 2(JonGreen 2) drewwith<br />

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Women –Rangiora Hurunui2<br />

(LouMones­Cazon1,VikiHolland<br />

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Rangiora B5(James Clark2,<br />

Jackson Hill1,Thomas vander<br />

Heiden 1, SamFirth1)beat<br />

Southern United1.<br />

Platinum Women:Rangiora A2<br />

(Abbi Gibbs 1, Phoebe Monopoli 1)<br />

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Rangiora Rhinos2(Felicite<br />

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Carlton Redcliffs2.MVP: Maia<br />

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Hawkes0.MVP: Henry Webb.<br />

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Judy Brown 38 pts, 1; Jan Morgan, Jan<br />

Bishop36, 2nd equal .<br />

Amberley Smallbore Rifle Club<br />

DQuigley 100.7,KQuigley 100.6,G<br />

Wright 100.5, KBrown100.5, MQuigley<br />

99.5, HHenderson 97.3, CRhodes 96.3, O<br />

Mitchell 91.3, WParker 90.1, MParker<br />

90.0, BParker88.1, MPalmer 64.1.<br />

Everyone welcome to come and have a<br />

go, with all gearsupplied.<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

RUGBY SUB UNION DRAW<br />

5 th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

UoC Championship<br />

2.45pmRangiora HS 1st XV vCBHS1st XV,RHS 1.<br />

Chch Metro U18<br />

1.00pm RHS 2ndXVvHurunuiU18, RHS.<br />

www.sporty.co.nz/drawsresultsstandings<br />

Ellesmere/<strong>North</strong> Cant/MidCantCombinedU18<br />

1.30pm Oxford vMCAlps, Oxford Oval.<br />

Metro U16 Girls<br />

11.00am Kaiapoi vSuburbs -Prebbleton,Kaiapoi Oval.<br />

www.sporty.co.nz/drawsresultsstandings<br />

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

DevelopmentGrades<br />

MetroU14 - www.sporty.co.nz/drawsresultsstandings<br />

Mike Greer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd -Under 13<br />

11.45am Saracens Ashley,Sbk 1.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Ltd -U12<br />

10.00am Saracens vAshley Blue, Sbk 1. 10.00am<br />

Woodend vAshley Green, Wood 2. 10.45am Oxford<br />

vKaiapoi, Oxford.<br />

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

9.30am Oxford Black vAshley Green, Oxford. 9.30am<br />

Ashley BluevSaracensRed, Lob5a. 9.30am Saracens<br />

BluevOhoka, SbkJnr 6.<br />

Games of Three Halves<br />

9.30am Kaiapoi vOxford Red, Kai Jnr 3.<br />

10.15amWoodend vOxford Red, Kai Jnr3.<br />

11.00amKaiapoi vWoodend, KaiJnr 3.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Ltd U10<br />

12.30pm Ashley Green v Saracens Red, Lob Jnr<br />

3. 12.30pm Saracens Blue vOhoka Red, Sbk Jnr 6.<br />

12.30pm Kaiapoi vAshley Blue, Kai Jnr 3. 12.30pm<br />

WoodendvOhoka Black,Wood Jnr4.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Ltd U9<br />

10.00am Saracens Blue vKaiapoi Blue, Sbk Jnr 7.<br />

10.00am AshleyvSaracensRed.<br />

GamesofThree Halves<br />

9.45am Kaiapoi Gold vOhoka Black, Kai2a.<br />

10.25amOhokaBlack vOhokaRed, Kai2a.<br />

11.00amKaiapoi GoldvOhoka Red, Kai2a.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd U8<br />

11.05am Kaiapoi vAshley Green, Kai 1a. 11.05am<br />

WoodendvAshleyBlue, Wood 1a. 11.30am Saracens<br />

RedvOhoka Black,Sbk Jnr6.<br />

Games of Three Halves<br />

11.00amSaracens Blue vOhoka Red, Sbk3a.<br />

11.35amAmberley vOhoka Red, Sbk3a.<br />

12.10pm Saracens BluevAmberley, Sbk 3a.<br />

MikeGreer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd U7<br />

11.00am WoodendvAshley Blue, Wood 2a.11.00am<br />

Kaiapoi vAshley Green, Kai2a. 11.00am Saracens Red<br />

vOhoka Black, SbkJnr 6.<br />

Games of ThreeHalves<br />

9.30am Saracens Blue vOhoka Red, Sbk 3a.<br />

10.00amOhoka GreenvOhoka Red, Sbk3a.<br />

10.30amSaracens Blue vOhoka Green, Sbk3a.<br />

Mike Greer Homes <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd U6<br />

10.00am Woodend Black vAshley Blue, Wood 2a.<br />

10.00am Kaiapoi vAshley White, Kai 2a. 10.00am<br />

Woodend Green vAshley Gold, Wood 3a. 10.00am<br />

Saracens Blue vOhoka Red, Sbk 4a. 10.00am Oxford<br />

BlackvOhoka Green, Ox 4a.<br />

GamesofThree Halves<br />

9.30am Ohoka Black vSaracens Red, Mand Jnr 7.<br />

10.00amSaracensRed vAshleyGreen,Mand Jnr 7.<br />

10.30amOhokaBlack vAshley Green, Mand Jnr7.<br />

For all draw information<br />

and updates please keep<br />

up to date with<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Rugby<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><strong>News</strong><br />

PROPERTY<br />

Original 1905 Homestead<br />

501 Pesters Road, West Eyreton<br />

Refurbished throughout into a stylish, sleek and inviting home; yet retaining all the yesteryear charm with<br />

ornate ceilings, fretwork along with some of the original outbuildings, including afantastic old shearing shed<br />

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Our current custodians of this country homestead are downsizing after what can only be described as “the<br />

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Services to the boundary<br />

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

Waikuku Beach 3McKenzie Place<br />

Rangiora 8/26 Victoria Street<br />

Open Home<br />

Open Home<br />

Over 60's unit -Simply delightful<br />

Open the front door and walk into alovely 2bedroomunit that has been built especiallywith<br />

the over 60's in mind. Dishdraws,pantry, microwave shelfall suitably sited, with good bench<br />

space make working in thismoderncompactkitchen adelight. Themasterbedroom hasa<br />

wardrobe andisvery sunny and quite spacious. The spareisalso sunny with asmaller<br />

wardrobe. Thelivingarea gets the sunmost of the day and leads out to aperfect small<br />

garden.The bathroom is especially designed with anon-slip,heated floor, with walk in<br />

shower. Walk through the laundry to the single attached garage. The property is fully double<br />

glazed.<br />

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday 30th<br />

<strong>September</strong>,<strong>2020</strong>at4.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/RU77643<br />

Eyrewell 2199 South Eyre Road<br />

Bev Wright<br />

M 027 434 2486<br />

Open Home<br />

Sandcastles andcountry walks<br />

Whether you are afirst home buyer, investor, upsizer, downsizeror<br />

someone who has always wanted to live by the sea, this home has<br />

something on offer for everyone. Bathed in natural light, the home<br />

features acombinationof3double bedrooms,agreat sized family<br />

bathroom and another separate toilet. Awood burner and aheat<br />

transfer system will ensure the home is warm and inviting all-yearround,<br />

while thesun soaked open plan living means you'll be able to<br />

cook and entertain forany occasion.The property is fully fenced,<br />

perfectfor families and pet owners.<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

Deadline Sale closes Thursday 10th<br />

<strong>September</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> at 2.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View Sun 6Sep 1.30 -2.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/RU77528<br />

Sally Davies<br />

M 027 359 5509<br />

Motivated Vendor<br />

Only eleven years old,this propertyhas an excellent kitchen, openplanliving,separate<br />

lounge, two outstandingbathroomsand is heated by twoheat pumps and Contessa logburner<br />

with wetback.The living areas enjoyasunny aspect, with seamless flow to the patio.<br />

In additionthere is aseparate double garage with an attached office, givingfourcar<br />

garaging.Onfree drainingsoil, it is ideal for horsesorany other class of stock. Thereis<br />

established shelter on foursides, it is private withplenty of shelterand has it's ownwell. Just<br />

30 minutes from Christchurch Airport, thisproperty is available now. Priced to sell at<br />

$720,000<br />

3 2 2 4<br />

For Sale $720,000<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/RL76076<br />

Maurice Newell<br />

M 027 2401718<br />

Hamish Anderson<br />

M 027 6788888<br />

Oxford 241 Depot Road<br />

Open Home<br />

AUCTION<br />

Spring <strong>2020</strong><br />

Entry LevelLifestyle<br />

This 4hectare block, close to Oxford andaneasy commute to Darfield,<br />

is your opportunity to enter the lifestyle market. This attractive villa is<br />

in exceptionally good order, having been rewired, replumbed,<br />

insulated, re-piled and reroofed. It comprises three good size<br />

bedrooms, with room to add an ensuite. Open plan living with a<br />

modern Contessa log-burner and an HRV system, refurbished<br />

bathroom with aspa bath,separate toilet, separate laundry and a<br />

huge central hall. Thereisalarge deck in front of the home and at the<br />

back alarge pump shed and storage shed.<br />

3 1 1<br />

For Sale $520,000<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/RL77698<br />

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M 027 240 1718<br />

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M 027 678 8888<br />

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107 Sutherland Drive, Kaiapoi<br />

Enquiries over $795,000<br />

Distinguished Quality in Sovereign Palms<br />

'Distinctive and simply stunning'<br />

accurately describes this new<br />

gorgeous 294m2 home. Built to the<br />

highest standards by aRegistered<br />

Master Builder<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

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

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

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

2Ruby Lane, Kaiapoi<br />

Offers Over $619,000<br />

Adream match for you<br />

If Golf, Garaging, extra off-street<br />

parking &private entertaining are on<br />

your must have list, then you cannot<br />

go past this immaculate home. Right<br />

across the road from the Kaiapoi Golf<br />

Club finds this 5bedroom entertainers<br />

delight your must see.<br />

4 2 2 3 295 860<br />

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

Ref: TPNC8814<br />

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

Nancy Holmes AREINZ 5 1 2 3 255 946<br />

Business Partner &Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 282 8028<br />

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

P <strong>03</strong> 327 5896<br />

Ref: TPNC8856<br />

E nancy.holmes@tallpoppy.co.nz tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

14 Streamside Terrace, Kaiapoi<br />

Offers Over $489,000<br />

Effortless Modern Living<br />

This warm and sunny property will<br />

have widespread appeal, nestled in<br />

lovely Silverstream and all that has to<br />

offer. Sunny and private this is ahome<br />

to enjoy and be proud of. Private, well<br />

fenced section and colourful garden<br />

allows for outside enjoyment. Ahome<br />

of this quality, in this location atthis<br />

price is adream.<br />

Nancy Holmes AREINZ 3 2 2 150 350<br />

Business Partner &Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 282 8028<br />

Viewing: by appointment<br />

P <strong>03</strong> 327 5896<br />

Ref: TPNC8835<br />

E nancy.holmes@tallpoppy.co.nz tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

51B Cam Road, Kaiapoi<br />

2Finchley Mews, Rangiora<br />

Enquiries Over $759,000<br />

Superior home, premium location<br />

Exuding plenty of character and<br />

timeless street appeal, this two-storey<br />

home sits perched upon asubstantial<br />

parcel of land on the sought-after<br />

western pocket of Rangiora,<br />

properties like this are few and far<br />

between. Interest in homes of this<br />

calibre is always high, and potential<br />

buyers will need to act quickly -<br />

contact me<br />

April Wellington<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 722 7354<br />

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

11 Denton Street, Amberley<br />

Enquiries over $555,000<br />

Stunning Family Home in Amberley<br />

Presenting this remarkably private<br />

home with stunning rural views, we are<br />

delighted to offer you this gorgeous<br />

home inthe sought after Oakfields<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

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

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

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

1Johnson Street, Kaiapoi<br />

Enquiries Over $449,000<br />

Smart Start Or Investment Gem<br />

PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE STRICT<br />

VIEWING CONDITIONS FOR THIS<br />

PROPERTY, WHICH WILL BE<br />

REQUIRED TO BE ADHERED TO FOR<br />

ENTRY.<br />

To pre-register for the open home at<br />

9.30am on Sunday, visit https://www.t<br />

allpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale/proper<br />

ty-detail?tppID=TPNC8812<br />

Rachael Lay<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 442 2277<br />

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

4 2 2 2 288 1231<br />

Viewing: Saturday 1:00 -1:45pm &Sunday<br />

2:00 -2:45pm<br />

Ref: TPNC8828<br />

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

4 2 2 2 218 700<br />

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

Ref: TPNC8753<br />

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

3 1 1 1 126 239<br />

Viewing: Sunday 9:30 -10:00am<br />

Ref: TPNC8812<br />

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

3/31 Percival Street, Rangiora<br />

Enquiries Over $355,000<br />

The perfect Starter Home<br />

Hey -First home buyers, your<br />

opportunity awaits here with this tidy<br />

stand-alone home, giving you the<br />

chance to fulfil your dream of home<br />

ownership. When the kids and family<br />

pets arrive, they can run amok in this<br />

small, secure, fully fenced section or<br />

older folk can enjoy the peaceful north<br />

facing setting. Check it out!<br />

Nancy Holmes AREINZ 3 1 1 1 104<br />

Business Partner &Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 282 8028<br />

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

P <strong>03</strong> 327 5896<br />

Ref: TPNC8743<br />

E nancy.holmes@tallpoppy.co.nz tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale<br />

Enquiries Over $299,000<br />

Investment or Retirement Opportunity in Rangiora<br />

If you are looking for atwo bedroom,<br />

low maintenance property that has<br />

had all the hard work done, look no<br />

further.<br />

Richard Green<br />

Business Partner<br />

M 0275 364 260<br />

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

Michelle Facer<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 027 307 4530<br />

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

2 1 1 1 70<br />

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

Ref: TPNC8626<br />

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

CONTACT AGENT FOR MORE INFORMATION<br />

BULSARA T/A TALL POPPY LICENSED UNDER REAA 2008<br />

tallpoppy.co.nz


What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Mandeville Footbridge Repairs<br />

Kaiapoi’s Mandeville Foot Bridge will remain closed<br />

for awhile longer so further repairs can be made<br />

following the discovery of timber rot in asecond<br />

structural tower.<br />

Since January, contractors have been busy<br />

repairing the bridge, aer rot was found in one of<br />

the structural tower posts during aroutine check in<br />

December 2019. That tower has been replaced.<br />

However while using awater blaster, asecond<br />

bridge pile on the northern embankment was found<br />

to be in poor condition.<br />

Athick steel sleeve has been designed to cover the<br />

damaged portion of the bridge pile, which will be<br />

installed.<br />

Rot has also been found in three sections of deck<br />

beams, as well as in asecond tower directly above<br />

the damaged bridge pile, also at the northern<br />

embankment. Hardwood timber has been sourced,<br />

and this repair will follow ononce the steel sleeve<br />

has been fitted to the bridge pile.<br />

We aim to complete the structural and<br />

maintenance works as soon aspossible to allow<br />

for the bridge to re-open in early <strong>September</strong>.<br />

It will need to close again in summer for repainting<br />

work. We’ll provide an update when timing<br />

has been confirmed.<br />

10 Years Since Kaiapoi Earthquake<br />

It’s been 10 years this weekend since we were<br />

shaken awake with amajor earthquake that<br />

significantly changed Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach<br />

and Kairaki as well asthe wider District. Much has<br />

happened in those 10years.<br />

We’ve been working on behalf ofthe community<br />

to deliver on the outcomes inthe Waimakariri<br />

Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan. This includes<br />

building new facilities like parks and reserves,<br />

walking and cycling tracks, aBMX track, dog park,<br />

restoring alowland forest as well as allocating<br />

mixed use business areas and the infrastructure<br />

that services them all.<br />

There is still much todowith projects like soball<br />

courts, Mahinga kai areas to be developed and<br />

the shovel ready project to reduce the impact of<br />

flooding on urban and rural areas of Kaiapoi, to<br />

name afew.<br />

The event planned tocommemorate this<br />

anniversary has been postponed due to COVID-19<br />

restrictions. However, weare sure many people will<br />

take amoment to reflect on our journey over the<br />

last 10 years.<br />

Reminder About Christchurch<br />

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

Delays are expected as road resurfacing on the<br />

Waimakariri Bridge’s southbound lanes will started<br />

this week, requiring the closure of the Tram Road<br />

on-ramp during the morning peak hours on working<br />

days. Please take care and build in extra time to<br />

your journey.<br />

HAS YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT SITUATION<br />

BEEN AFFECTED<br />

BY COVID 19?<br />

Come along to one of our workshops<br />

for information, support and advice<br />

Rangiora RSA:<br />

Thursday 17 <strong>September</strong><br />

Oxford Cancelled<br />

Contact 021481796 for<br />

transport to the Kaiapoi or<br />

Rangiora workshop<br />

Find out more &register:<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/workshops<br />

Stay home<br />

if you are sick<br />

Wash &dry or<br />

sanitise your hands<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

Workingmen’s Club:<br />

Thursday 3<strong>September</strong><br />

All from 9am to 12.30pm<br />

MORNING TEA PROVIDED<br />

Keep a1-metre<br />

distance fromothers<br />

Cough or sneeze<br />

into your elbow<br />

Help keep our<br />

community safe<br />

FRI<br />

25<br />

SEP<br />

5–8pm<br />

Raven Quay<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

FREE<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

To Acknowledge 10 Years from The Earthquakes<br />

Join us for Fun, Food &Fireworks<br />

Food &Market Stalls +<br />

Roving Entertainers +<br />

Outdoor Screen Slide show<br />

reflecting on 10yrs +<br />

LIVE BAND<br />

THE ALLIN DRIVE BAND<br />

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY<br />

AllTogetherKaiapoi acknowledgeand thank<br />

those thathavesupportedthis event...<br />

Visit Waimakariri, Waimakariri Creative Communities NZ, Harcourts,<br />

Misco Joinery, Blackwell’s Kaiapoi, Silverstream, Smith Crane &Construction,<br />

Waimakariri Arts Trust, Waimakariri District Council, Kaiapoi Club,<br />

Wilsons Traffic Management, Kaiapoi -Tuahiwi Community Board, Larsen<br />

Sign Studio, Acropolis, Wentworth Carrying, Paper Plus, Corcoran French<br />

For more information visit:<br />

AllTogetherKaiapoi<br />

PUBLICHEALTHNOTICE<br />

PLEASEFLUSH YOUR TAPS<br />

Some plumbing fittings may allow<br />

tiny traces ofmetals to build up<br />

in water that has been standing in<br />

the fittings for several hours.<br />

Although the health risk is small, the Ministry<br />

of Health recommends you flush acouple of<br />

cups of water from your drinking-water tap<br />

each morning before drinking, oraer long<br />

absences from your property.<br />

This simple precaution is recommended for<br />

all public and private water supplies for all<br />

households in New Zealand.<br />

For more information contact the Waimakariri<br />

District Council on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)


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feedback<br />

Community Service<br />

Awards <strong>2020</strong><br />

Nominations are Open<br />

These awards are torecognise<br />

our community volunteers<br />

that go above and beyond.<br />

Full criteria, details and nomination<br />

forms are available now.<br />

You can pick upanomination form<br />

from one of Council’s Service Centres<br />

or libraries at Rangiora, Kaiapoi and<br />

Oxford and it is also on our website<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

Criteria<br />

• Anyone who has carried out significant<br />

voluntary services in the Waimakariri<br />

District to: the arts, culture, education,<br />

health, recreation, sport, welfare oryouth.<br />

• Must be nominated by two people of the<br />

Waimakariri District.<br />

This year’s Community Service Awards<br />

ceremony will be held in November.<br />

Nominations close5pm,<br />

Friday 18 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Road Closure<br />

Event:<br />

Kaiapoi 10 Year Earthquake Celebrations<br />

Organisers:<br />

All Together Kaiapoi (Linda Dunbar)<br />

Date: Friday 25 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Time: 3pm –9pm<br />

Roads involved: Raven Quay,Kaiapoi from<br />

Williams Street to Black Street (approx.)<br />

Traffic Management Company:<br />

Wilsons Traffic Management<br />

Detours: nil<br />

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more<br />

potential<br />

buyers?<br />

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withus<br />

and reach<br />

47,000<br />

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Have you<br />

heard<br />

a story<br />

you’d like<br />

to share<br />

withyour<br />

district?<br />

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Robyn,<br />

on<br />

314 8325<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

OLDER style tractor with<br />

afront end loader bucket.<br />

Phone <strong>03</strong> 319 5756 Peter<br />

Kerr.<br />

MATERIALS to deck out<br />

a mancave from Memorabilia,<br />

retro things of any<br />

kind including furniture or<br />

just cool things of interest.<br />

Ph or txt 021 861 732.<br />

Vinyl Records Wanted<br />

by collector/seller<br />

• 7&12inch LP’s,<br />

happy to appraise.<br />

• Also old guitars or amps<br />

-working, broken.<br />

• Retro toys, 60’s 70’s 80’s<br />

&hot wheels &<br />

matchbox as well.<br />

Call Paul 022-694-5445<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

<strong>03</strong> 313 7216<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

CASH /CASH ! for any<br />

unwanted vehicles, ph <strong>03</strong><br />

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.<br />

2305625<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

Forestry worker<br />

Lee Logging is seeking an experienced<br />

machine operator to join our team, based<br />

out of Rangiora.<br />

This position entails operating aHarvester<br />

and load out machine.<br />

Experience inthis industry isamust and<br />

qualifications would be an advantage.<br />

Pre employment drug and alcohol testing<br />

will be required.<br />

Please apply to leelogging12@gmail.com<br />

Business Recovery Co-ordinator<br />

–30hours per week –Fixed Term.<br />

The Hurunui District Council is looking for someone<br />

to co-ordinate the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ)<br />

Community Recovery Programme and support the<br />

BusinessRecoveryOfficer as partofsupporting business<br />

recoveryinthe Hurunui district.<br />

The purpose of the role to help assist small to medium<br />

sized businesses with recruitment, training and subsidies,<br />

to help them take on young workers or those who have<br />

been displaced due to the impact of the Covid-19 and<br />

supportthem into sustainable roles.<br />

We are looking for a person who has a passion for<br />

community and is committed to making a genuine<br />

difference inthe lives of people, particularly 18-24-year<br />

olds. You will have an understanding and familiarity of<br />

recruitment and marketing and be equally comfortable<br />

working with peopleand computer systems.<br />

Aqualification in Business Administration or related field<br />

will be highly regarded as will Strategic and problemsolving<br />

skills. Great interpersonal and communication<br />

skills will enable youtodevelop ready rapportwith arange<br />

of stakeholders in the community.<br />

The role will be based in our Amberley office, 35 minutes<br />

north of Christchurch and the entrance to the Waipara<br />

wine growing region and our award winning Hanmer<br />

Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. No parking or traffic<br />

hassles, scenic vistas inabundance, flexible employment<br />

conditions and friendly,family-oriented staff to share your<br />

work life.<br />

This six-month fixed term position reports to the<br />

Community Recovery Team Leader. Ifthe above sounds<br />

like you, we would welcome your application.<br />

Formore information aboutthe position descriptionand to<br />

apply,goonline to http://hdcjobs.co.nz.<br />

Enquiries to rhea.duffy@hurunui.govt.nz;<br />

phone 027-808-7797.<br />

Applications close 18th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

For Sale<br />

200 LITRE steel drums,<br />

$10 each. Ph 027 440 1230.<br />

Entertainment<br />

TRADITIONAL Dutch<br />

Music Concert, at the<br />

Balcairn Hall, 4 Ashby<br />

Road, Balcairn, Sunday<br />

27th <strong>September</strong> 2pm, tickets<br />

$10 adult, $5 student<br />

from Blackwells Kaiapoi,<br />

Artisan Rangiora, Sally<br />

Macs Amberley. Limited<br />

door sales / Dutch afternoon<br />

tea. Internet bookings,<br />

updates and enquiries to<br />

deb.vink406@gmail.com.<br />

Grazing<br />

GRAZING available on 10<br />

acre block, Summerhill,<br />

Cust. Please phone Barry<br />

021 108 6324.<br />

Wanted To Rent<br />

RETIRED gentlebloke<br />

seeking single bedroom<br />

cottage in quiet country<br />

location up to 40 mins<br />

away from Christchurch.<br />

Very good references.<br />

Telephone 020 4077 7307.<br />

HOUSE in Loburn area for<br />

two adults. Very tidy and<br />

keen gardeners. Ph Yvonne<br />

021 048 5923.<br />

STORAGE WANTED for<br />

Classic Car, Rangiora or<br />

outskirts, reasonable rates.<br />

—Please ph. <strong>03</strong>-313-5207.<br />

Gardening<br />

GARDEN hedges cut to<br />

perfection. Tree & arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph <strong>03</strong> 312 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

2310462<br />

2310723<br />

PRACTICE NURSE ROLES x2<br />

We are looking for x2<br />

superstar Practice Nurses to<br />

join our team. One permanent<br />

position of 1.5 days per<br />

week and the other acasual<br />

position to cover planned and<br />

unplanned leave. Youmust<br />

have a“can do” attitude and<br />

enjoy working in alarge<br />

pro-active multi disciplinary<br />

team. Please email acover<br />

letter and CV to<br />

chantal@durhamhealth.co.nz<br />

or call Chantal to discuss<br />

<strong>03</strong> 313 4659.<br />

2309593<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR ON<br />

LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT2012<br />

Holco Holdings Ltd has<br />

made application to<br />

the District Licensing<br />

Committee at Rangiora for<br />

the issue of an On Licence<br />

in respect of the premises<br />

situated at 37 High Street,<br />

Rangiora or the Tavern<br />

Sports Bar known as<br />

Mainstreet Sports Bar.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Tavern.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

is (or is intended to be)<br />

sold under the licence are<br />

Monday to Thursday 8am<br />

-11pm, Friday &Saturday<br />

8am -1am, Sunday 8am -<br />

11pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section 131 of the Sale<br />

and Supply of Alcohol Act<br />

2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2310757v1<br />

Lost and Found<br />

FOUND<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

JCapersLimited has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of an On Licence in respect<br />

of the premises situated at<br />

56 Fletchers Road, Loburn<br />

or the Restaurant known as<br />

Lemongrass.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Restaurant /Cafe.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

is (or is intended to be)<br />

sold under the licence are<br />

1 st May -31 st August Mon<br />

-Wed 9am -8pm, Thurs<br />

-Sun 9am -10pm then 1 st<br />

<strong>September</strong> to 30 th April 9am<br />

-10pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section 131 of the Sale and<br />

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2309629v1<br />

Travel &Tours<br />

DayTrips<br />

TwopassesArthurs /Lewis<br />

Saturday5th <strong>September</strong> $45pp<br />

Pickup /Dropoff-Kaiapoi, Amberley, Woodend,<br />

Rangiora, Oxford<br />

Mt Cook DayTripSaturday12th <strong>September</strong> $55pp<br />

Tours<br />

HokiangaCape Reinga BayofIslands 8Days<br />

includesflightshome pick up $2250pptwin share.<br />

Central South Island Pukaki DownsStation Morven<br />

Hills Mt Aspiring8Days $1795pptwin share<br />

Xmas Tour 4Days<br />

Call Reid Tours 0800446 886<br />

Email:reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com<br />

Found shivering and soaking wet in apaddock in Balcairn at 8am Friday<br />

28 August <strong>2020</strong>. No microchips, collars or rego tags. The wee boy (green<br />

bandana) is approx. 10 years old, wee girl is approx. 14 ish. CONTACT:Ifyou<br />

know who these cuties belong to, please call or TXT -021 167 0077.<br />

2310450


CLASSIFIEDS<br />

46 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNCIL RESOLUTION<br />

ON ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND OF RIGHT TO<br />

DEMAND APOLL<br />

Notice is given under Section 28(1) of the Local<br />

ElectoralAct 2001 that the Waimakariri District Council<br />

has reconfirmed at its meeting of 4August <strong>2020</strong> to<br />

hold the 2022 and 2025 Local Authority elections<br />

under the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system.<br />

This electoral system has been used for past triennial<br />

elections of this Council. The FPP system would apply<br />

to the Council and CommunityBoard elections.<br />

Electors of this Council have aright under Section<br />

29 of the Act to demand apoll tocountermand the<br />

resolution touse this system. Should avalid demand<br />

for apollbereceived, apollwill be held on whether the<br />

First Past the Post or Single Transferable Vote electoral<br />

system will be used.<br />

Avalid demand must be:<br />

•Made in writing;<br />

•Signed by at least five (5) per cent of eligible<br />

electors of the Waimakariri District Council. This<br />

will require 2,485 valid electorsignatures;<br />

•Delivered to the office of this Council, 215 High<br />

Street, Rangiora by 4pm, 18 February2021.<br />

Every elector who signs ademand must also set out<br />

in it his or her full name and the address for which<br />

he or she is qualified asanelector of the Waimakariri<br />

District Council.<br />

Dated at Rangiorathis 1st day of <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

Governance Manager<br />

2309634<br />

Road Stopping<br />

Portion of unformed legal road known as<br />

Grassington Road, Rotherham, Hurunui District.<br />

Public Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section<br />

319(h) and 342(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1974,<br />

the Hurunui District Council proposes to stop part ofthe<br />

road described in the schedule hereto:<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

Area (m 2 )ofland 19,900<br />

Shown on the plan as Section 1<br />

Plan 3DWorld –Drawing 1311A -<br />

Revision P1 –June 19<br />

PURPOSE<br />

The portion of road when stopped is intended to be<br />

amalgamated with adjoining land as follows:<br />

Area (m 2 )ofland 19,900<br />

Shown on the plan as Section 1<br />

Land to be amalgamated with<br />

Rural Section 36851 comprised in<br />

CB439/198) and with Part Section<br />

47-48,56, 70 Square 84 Amuri<br />

and Part Section 5-7, 46 Square<br />

85 Amuri and Part Section 200-<br />

204 and Part Section 206 Square<br />

88 Amuri and Part Section 49,<br />

164, 263 Square 89 Amuri<br />

(comprised in CB408/197)<br />

The above mentioned plan may be viewed at the Amuri<br />

Community Library&Service Centre or the Hurunui District<br />

Council Offices at 66 Carters Road, Amberley during normal<br />

office hours or on the Councils website www.hurunui.govt.<br />

nz under Alerts/Public Notices.<br />

If you would like to object to this proposal you must lodge<br />

your objection in writing to the Hurunui District Council Attn:<br />

Kait Murray either in person to 66 Carters Road, Amberley,<br />

or posted to PO Box 13, Amberley 7441 or email kait.<br />

murray@hurunui.govt.nz to arrive no later than 5:00pm,<br />

Thursday 22 October <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Dated at Hurunui District Council, Amberley this 27th day<br />

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

This is the second publication of this notice.<br />

H Dobbie<br />

ChiefExecutive Officer<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

<strong>03</strong> 314 6110.<br />

Garage Sales<br />

2307844<br />

KAIAPOI 10 Vickery St.<br />

Sat & Sun 8am-3pm.<br />

Deceased estate clearance.<br />

Household goods, heaps of<br />

linen, doll collection, elec<br />

goods, washing mc, fridge,<br />

clothing, shoes etc plus<br />

heaps more.<br />

Public Notices<br />

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

Patchwork &<br />

Quilting Group<br />

will be meeting at<br />

Rangiora Bowling Club next<br />

Tuesday 8th <strong>September</strong><br />

from 9.30am –12noon.<br />

All welcome.<br />

Bring &Buy, Show &Tell,<br />

Raffle &Pattern Library will<br />

all run as usual.<br />

This month we are also<br />

making decorations for our<br />

entry inthe Christmas Tree<br />

Festival <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong> meeting dates<br />

2306654<br />

3<strong>September</strong> ExtraordinaryCouncil meeting<br />

9.30am (Venue: Council Chambers,<br />

Amberley)<br />

9<strong>September</strong> South Ward Committee 7.00pm<br />

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)<br />

10 <strong>September</strong> Strategy &PolicyCommittee meeting<br />

9.30am (Venue: Council Chambers,<br />

Amberley)<br />

14-16 <strong>September</strong> District Licensing Committee Hearing<br />

9.30am (Venue: Council Chambers,<br />

Amberley)<br />

16 <strong>September</strong> Amuri Community Committee 7.30pm<br />

(Venue: Culverden Council Chambers)<br />

17 <strong>September</strong> Operations Committee 9.30am<br />

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)<br />

21 <strong>September</strong> Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee 3.00pm<br />

(Venue: Cheviot –tba.)<br />

24 <strong>September</strong> Council meeting 9.30am<br />

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)<br />

28 <strong>September</strong> Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm<br />

(Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library)<br />

29 <strong>September</strong> Cheviot Community Committee 6.00pm<br />

(Venue: Cheviot Library/Service Centre)<br />

THE ROTARY<br />

BOOK FAIR<br />

FRIDAY 2ND &<br />

SATURDAY 3RD<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2020</strong><br />

PHONE<br />

RANGIORA BOROUGH<br />

SCHOOL HALL<br />

HELP USTODOTHIS AGAIN BY<br />

DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,<br />

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.<br />

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS<br />

ETC TO DONATE WECAN<br />

COLLECT THEM.<br />

027 472 4439<br />

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE<br />

AT: Z RANGIORA<br />

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.<br />

Rangiora Charitable Trust<br />

2310249<br />

Farms Wanted<br />

Farms Wanted<br />

On the back of recent sales throughout<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, wehave buyers still<br />

looking for the following properties:<br />

➢ Buyers looking for 10,000SU plus<br />

➢ Buyers looking for properties<br />

running between 3,000 and<br />

7,000SU<br />

If you are considering selling, or would<br />

like amarket update, please call Ben<br />

Turner in the strictest confidence.<br />

2308066<br />

Ben Turner 027 530 1400<br />

Whalan and Partners Ltd, Bayleys,<br />

Licensed under the REA Act 2008.<br />

SHOWCASE<br />

Hurunui Community Arts Council<br />

DUE TO DIFFICULTIES<br />

SURROUNDING<br />

COVID 19<br />

RESTRICTIONS<br />

THE HURUNUI<br />

COMMUNITY ARTS<br />

COUNCIL HAVE<br />

DECIDED TO CANCEL<br />

SHOWCASE SEPT <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Kaiapoi Senior Touch Module<br />

(Thursday’s)<br />

Start date: Thursday 15 th October <strong>2020</strong><br />

Grades: Men’s/Mixed Grades<br />

Cost: $320 per team<br />

Registrations: Email alastair@cooltranz.co.nz<br />

or mobile 021 826 384<br />

Kaiapoi Junior Touch Module<br />

(Thursday’s)<br />

Start date: Thursday 15 h October <strong>2020</strong><br />

Grades: Grades- Year 1/2, Year 3/4,<br />

Year 5/6, Year 7/8.<br />

Cost: $120 per team<br />

Contact: Email: Bronwyn.hamish@icloud.com<br />

– mobile 0274893110 2310457<br />

Menz Shed of Kaiapoi<br />

Trust<br />

Notice of Annual<br />

General Meeting<br />

To be held at the Kaiapoi<br />

Club, 113 Raven Quay,<br />

Kaiapoi, on Tuesday 8th<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong> starting<br />

at 7:00 pm sharp.<br />

To be followed by<br />

the monthly ordinary<br />

meeting.<br />

All welcome.<br />

William Titulaer<br />

Secretary<br />

2309633<br />

Personal<br />

Educational<br />

2309613<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary to<br />

NCEA level 3. Math, Literacy<br />

and Science (NCEA).<br />

Each student on an individually,<br />

tailoured programme.<br />

Kip McGrath<br />

Rangiora has been serving<br />

the local community for 30<br />

years. Give us a call or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online <strong>03</strong> 313 3638 https:/<br />

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

Ladies 40+<br />

Read Sammyjo’s story<br />

privatearrangements.co.nz<br />

2310684<br />

Trade&Services<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax <strong>03</strong> 359 6052<br />

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

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone <strong>03</strong><br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

BRICK &blocklaying. All<br />

types of work undertaken,<br />

repairs. Phone Hamish<br />

0272 386 0<strong>03</strong> or 313 5678.<br />

CARPENTER / Painter<br />

specialising in alterations &<br />

renovations, repairs &<br />

maintenance, 35 plus years,<br />

experienced<br />

builder. Telephone Trevor<br />

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

PAINTER, qualified, local<br />

professional. Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5<strong>03</strong>5.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve <strong>03</strong><br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restorations,<br />

mouldy silicone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

BUILDERS father &son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads.<br />

No job too small. Check us<br />

out on fb. Amac Builders<br />

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.<br />

Public Notices<br />

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS<br />

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

“GOOD NEWS”<br />

What the Bible says about Jerusalem:<br />

“Swear not atall; neither by heaven, for it is GOD’s<br />

throne. Nor by the earth, for it is HIS footstool.<br />

Neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great<br />

King”. Matthew 5:34-35<br />

Hawarden A&P<br />

Show AGM<br />

Wednesday 9 th<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

7pm at the<br />

Hawarden Hall<br />

8Horsely Down Rd.<br />

All members and<br />

those interested<br />

in the future of the<br />

annual A&P Show<br />

welcome.<br />

Ange Cooper<br />

021 457 707<br />

2309796<br />

Ashley Community<br />

Church<br />

AGM<br />

Meeting Room<br />

Ashley School Hall<br />

7.30pm,<br />

Wed 16 th <strong>September</strong><br />

Enquiries<br />

027 289 1380<br />

2310829<br />

MEET the Electoral<br />

Candidates at Balcairn<br />

Hall, Tuesday 15th <strong>September</strong><br />

<strong>2020</strong> - 7pm. We<br />

have invited the following<br />

four candidates who represent<br />

their incumbent party<br />

to meet the good people<br />

here at the southern boundary<br />

of our electoral area:-<br />

Greens Richard McCubbin,<br />

Labour Matt Flight,<br />

National Stuart Smith, NZ<br />

First Jamie Arbuckle. This<br />

is your chance to ask your<br />

questions and raise any<br />

concerns. Written questions<br />

for the candidates can be<br />

submitted at the meeting<br />

but we would prefer written<br />

submissions ahead of time<br />

emailed to the Society’s<br />

Secretary<br />

via<br />

balcairnpublichall@gmail.com.<br />

During the light supper<br />

there will be an opportunity<br />

to mingle and talk to the<br />

candidates. Gold coin<br />

donation would be appreciated.<br />

Please monitor our<br />

Facebook page/email for<br />

advice of the need for swift<br />

cancellation.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

STONEMASON, Brick<br />

and Blocklayer. Earthquake<br />

repairs, grind out and<br />

repoint, River/Oamaru<br />

stone, Schist, Volcanic<br />

rock, paving, all alterations<br />

- new and old. Quality<br />

workmanship. Visit www.<br />

featureworks.co.nz or ph<br />

027 601 3145.<br />

ROOFER All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps. And more.<br />

Free quotes. Phone Nathan<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant.<br />

Exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

SHEEP SHEARING,<br />

drenching, feet trimming.<br />

For Lifestyle blocks. Call<br />

Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

PLASTIC WELDING<br />

licenced <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Specialist.<br />

All plastic &fibreglass<br />

repairs. Telephone James<br />

021 180 51<strong>03</strong>.<br />

BUILDER available,<br />

licensed, alterations and<br />

maintenance. Labour only<br />

contracting. Phone Peter<br />

027 294 1423.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or <strong>03</strong> 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather <strong>03</strong><br />

313 0261 or email<br />

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

2309625


Trade&Services<br />

SHEARER. Hap’sFarm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

available. Experienced,<br />

reliable and honest. Ph <strong>03</strong><br />

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.<br />

VALUATION -<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

<strong>03</strong> 310 8541 or email<br />

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

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2220615<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

<strong>03</strong> 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Trade&Services<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

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

horse, all types of animals.<br />

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

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office<strong>03</strong>312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

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Ph <strong>03</strong> 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2225862<br />

Trade&Services<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

2Men &agood<br />

sized truck.<br />

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Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

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LANDSCAPES<br />

Paving<br />

Patio &Pathways<br />

-New or Existing<br />

Free Quotes<br />

–Competitive Pricing<br />

Blair Gibson<br />

027 699 5815 <strong>03</strong> 313 7933<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

2253902<br />

Trade &Services<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

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privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

Free Quotes <strong>Canterbury</strong> and Districts<br />

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Accountant<br />

47<br />

Debra Jowsey &Karla Kilner<br />

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We help with all Taxreturns for the<br />

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

business, farm,GST,pay dayfiling, rental returns<br />

Appliance Repairs<br />

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN<br />

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

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

2287949<br />

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NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES<br />

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

1913020<br />

Builder<br />

Builder<br />

Butchery<br />

Chiropractic Services<br />

Contact Jamie for<br />

your free quote:<br />

027 2754099<br />

info@jgbuild.co.nz<br />

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

owned &operated<br />

Renovation specialists<br />

New homes, alterations<br />

&farm buildings<br />

2309608<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

1680439<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

Dr Carissa McGregor Chiropractor<br />

Injury, accidents and maintenance<br />

ACC Registered and Accredited<br />

Monday-Thursday | <strong>03</strong> 313 <strong>03</strong>50<br />

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy<br />

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz<br />

027 868 2574<br />

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday<br />

Select Health<br />

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

2227883<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

Electrician<br />

For all your computer repairs, parts, servicing, sales &more..<br />

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service<br />

2208126<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

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

Domestic Commercial Industrial<br />

Heatpumps and servicing<br />

Contact Jeremy your local electrician<br />

Ph: 027 385 4606 |E:info@conciseelectrical.co.nz<br />

2302105<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Electrician<br />

AARON HARRIS<br />

ELECTRICAL LTD<br />

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS<br />

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING<br />

SYSTEMS AND MORE...<br />

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

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

2269236<br />

Engineering<br />

For your Engineering needs<br />

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

Phone <strong>03</strong> 327 5246 |027 495 2821<br />

toppeng@xtra.co.nz<br />

Landscaping<br />

STEWART CONTRACTING<br />

Landscaping -Fencing<br />

& Earthworks<br />

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<strong>03</strong> 313 9375 •027 369 3974<br />

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contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

2136148<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

<strong>03</strong> 313 2840<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

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

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (<strong>03</strong>)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

1902273<br />

Scaffolding<br />

•Edge protection<br />

•Working platform<br />

Phone<br />

0274 366 901<br />

Plans for pricing<br />

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

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

1783878<br />

Motorcycle Service &Repair<br />

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▶ Service ▶ Repairs ▶ Tyres ▶ Rental<br />

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▶ Affordable rates<br />

South Pacific Motorcycle Services<br />

- your LOCAL motorcycle service centre<br />

Ph: <strong>03</strong> 312 0066 |www.motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

office@motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

SERVICES<br />

Thursday,August 2, 2018 | Issue 808 | www.ncnews.co.nz<br />

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