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Nod for

water

project

By DAVID HILL

Adecade­longbattlefor ahuge water

storage dam near Oxford has made it out

of the courts.

Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL)has

had consentsconfirmed for the dam, but

afinal decision on whether to buildit

couldbesome time off.

Chiefexecutive Brent Waltonsays the

Environment Court’s confirmation last

week of WIL’s six consents was abig step.

‘‘There’savery long list of conditions,

so we’ve got quite abit of work to do. We

will now put together aconstruction

contractand then go back to our

shareholders for finalapproval.

‘‘We willtake it at avery measured

pace and put somethoughtinto

managing the consent conditions.’’

Consents cover discharge,storagefuel,

discharging stormwater and aland­use

consent,aswell as dam construction.

The judge made it clear that the dam

project was unprecedented interms of

design and peer review,MrWaltonsaid.

It has been along journey for WIL,

whichbought the land at Wrights Rd,

near Oxford, in 2007.

Awater storagedam will givefarmershareholders

about 90% reliability,

compared to 75% from the present ‘‘runof­the­river’’

consent, Mr Walton said.

WIL was firstgrantedabuilding

consent in June 2013for an 8.2 million

cubicmetrewater storage facility on its

120 hectares at Burnt Hill. The dam will

augment supplies fromthe irrigation

scheme whenrun­of­river supplyis

limited by high or low flows.

The consentwas approved in spiteof

objections from 115 of the 160submitters

to the project.

Continued Page 2

Mary reflects on alife of adventure

Full life ... Travel has featured strongly in the long life of Mary Ager, of Rangiora.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

By SHELLEY TOPP

Age is having ahard time

putting the brakes on Mary

Ager, of Rangiora.

Mary, who turns 103 this

month, still enjoys afulfilling

lifestyle.

‘‘I have avery full life. There

is plenty to do and lots to see.’’

She has acalm, philosophical

nature, which she attributes to

her loving and kind parents.

‘‘We did everything together

and Inever wanted for

anything.’’

Travel has played abig part in

her life. The elegant

centenarian spent three years

during her 30s working as a

nanny in New York, where a

cousin was the New Zealand

Consul­General and trade

commissioner, before visiting

other areas of the United States

and Canada.

In New York —‘‘the city that

never sleeps’’ —Mary was

excited to find stylish shoes to

fit her long feet.

She bought seven pairs

during her stay, including apair

made of crocodile skin, with a

matching handbag.

Mary also attended many

diplomatic functions in New

York, where she met people

from all over the world.

She also travelled to Europe.

In England, one of her

highlights was avisit to

Buckingham Palace for a

garden party, where she stood

close to the Queen, while a

family trip to Australia in 1939

also proved unforgettable.

During aroad trip from New

South Wales to Melbourne,

where Mary’s father, Theo, was

born, the family experienced

the Black Friday bushfires in

Victoria. The heat was so

intense that Mary and her

siblings spread ice cream on

their faces to cool down.

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Station’sfuture unclear

By SHELLEY TOPP

The future of the Rangiora

PoliceStation building is

uncertain because of

earthquake damage.

The buildingat309 High

Streetwas closed last

September after concerns

were raised about its safety

duringrefurbishment

work. Initially, repairs

were planned but

considerationisnow being

given to demolishingthe

building as amore

economic option.

‘‘No decision hasbeen

made yet,’’saidInspector

Peter Cooper,the New

Zealand PoliceCanterbury

Rural Area Commander.

‘‘We’re lookingatoptions.’’

They include long­term

planning for acontinued

policepresence in the

town. ‘‘We are not leaving

town in any shape or form.’’

Rangiora police have

Car-park building on hold

Acar­parkbuilding proposed by the

Waimakariri District Council in

Rangiora’s Blake Street area has been

put on hold.

The decisionwas made during the

council’sannual plan discussion earlier

this year.

‘‘Council opted to put any decisionmaking

about the BlakeStreetcarparking

building on hold, and in

conjunction with the TownCentre

Strategy review,asked staff to develop a

RangioraTown Centre ParkingStrategy

which considered theshort, medium and

long­term parkingchallenges and

opportunities, and provided options for

catering for the forecast growth,’’ the

council’sbusiness and centresmanager,

Simon Hart, said.

‘‘The rationale for this was to ensure

council could consider all of the potential

parking challengesacross the town, and

all of the options for addressingthese,

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The aim is to get the parking strategyto

the council in time for the upcomingLong

Term Plan discussions,sothat

appropriate funding for suitable projects

can be included in the draft document,

which will go out for public consultation

early next year.

The council has acquired some

additional property next to the existing

Blake Street car park to allow for future

growth in parking provision at the site.

The recently adoptedRangioraTown

Centre Strategy signalledapotential

parking provision increase in theorder of

600 to 800 car parks across the Rangiora

town centre during the next 25 to 30 years.

‘‘The Blake Street car park is centrally

located, and future­proofing the ability to

expandparkingprovision in this area

could provide for some of that additional

capacity requirement,and would allow

continued support of the core retailing

area in High Street,’’ Mr Hart said.

Dam approved, with conditions

From Page1

Alocalresidents group, theEyre

Community Environmental Safety

Society (ECESS) thenappealedtothe

EnvironmentCourt.

SpokeswomanCatherineBallinger

saysher group is proud of what it has

achieved,withexperts givingtheir time

to ensureECESS wasable to put up the

strongest possiblechallenge.

‘‘ECESS managed to change alot of

thingsand the conditions have made the

dam proposalalot safer than it

otherwisewould havebeen.’’

Improvementsincludestrengthening

thewalldesign with ahigher­grade

Future uncertain ... The vacant Rangiora Police Station.

been working from

temporarypremises at 200

King Street since moving

out of High Street.

However, it is not

considered an ideal

alternative and other

options are being explored

in the town while a

decision is made aboutthe

old building.

Meanwhile, the public is

encouraged to use the

Kaiapoi station at 149

Williams Street if avisitto

the policeisneeded.

lining,and warning systems have

changed.Anevacuationplan is still

being workedonand thisremains a

concern for ECESS.

‘‘Wewereneveropposed to water

storage. Our concern wasalwaysabout

public safety. We believe it is much

cheaper for farmers to putintheir own

ponds,’’ shesays.

Aconcern for ECESS was how

conditions would be enforced, so Ms

Ballinger welcomed the requirement for

acommunity liaison group.

While she would have preferredno

dam,MsBallingerwonders if the

conditions will makeitunaffordable.

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Questions

over future

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The futurework of the Hurunui Waiau

Zone committeeremains up in the air.

AspecialHurunuiDistrict Council

meeting last week acknowledgedthe

hard work of the committeeover 10

years, but called for apause in

determining away forward.

Meanwhile,the zonecommittee will

continuetodeliveronthe Canterbury

WaterManagement Strategy (CWMS),

whilecouncil officers bring apaper to

the October meeting on future options.

Cr LyndaMurchison called for the

report and moved that the September

‘‘refresh’’ of the committeebeput on

hold untilthe pathwas clear.

The committeehad done afine job

over the past10years, but future water

developments, and government

funding being madeavailable, would

alterthe picture.

MayorMarie Black said

compatibility, and the developmentof

astrong well­connected zone

committee focused on local action,

should be the outcome of any potential

change.

Mary saw

the world

From Page 1

The rough sea voyagehome to New

Zealand also provedunforgettable with

many peopleonboard, including Mary’s

mother, Grace,becoming sea sick.

Mary was born on September 15, 1917

in Wairoa, where her father, an

architect, designed the Wairoa Freezing

Worksand became manager of the

business before the familymoved from

Hawke’s Bay to Christchurch in 1926.

Acoupleofyears later the family

shifted to Rangiora, where Theo became

manager of the Farmers Trading

Company department store. He was also

deputy Mayor of Rangiora for atime.

Mary attendedRangiora High School

and later became aboarder at St

Margaret’s College in Christchurch,

before eventually joining her father

working for the Farmers, twice, for a

totalof35years.

She retiredat60tolook after her

mother.

Mary has also been an avid community

worker throughouther life,supporting

the North Canterbury Soroptomists,

Probus (nowknown as Friendship New

Zealand),the Rangiora Museum, and

Rangiora Lions.

She has outlived hertwo brothers and

asister, who died suddenly of an

unknown cause when aged just six.

She has never married. ‘‘I was engaged

once but my fiancé died duringthe war,’’

she says.

Mary has two nieces, anephew,five

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Covid challenges in staging show

By DAVID HILL

Local drama students are

soldiering on despite the

uncertainty of Covid­19.

The Hartley School of

Performing Arts remains on

track for awhole­school

production of The Lion, The

Witch and The Wardrobe in

the Rangiora Town Hall

from September 30 to

October 3tomark its 25th

anniversary.

School director Dale

Hartley­Brown says she is

determined for the

production to go ahead for

the benefit of students, but

acknowledges it will be

viable only if the region

returns to alert level 1in

time.

‘‘The bottom line is we are

due to pack into the town

hall on September 19, but we

won’t be able to if we are not

going to be at level 1intime

for the show.’’

The production is

expected to cost at least

$15,000, with around half of

the money already spent, to

cover the cost of materials

for costumes, paying staff

and the cost of hiring the

venue.

With acast of more than

200, rehearsals have to be

carefully managed scene­byscene

because of social

distancing, meaning afull

dress rehearsal is

impossible at level 2.

Because of the

restrictions around

rehearsals, class items have

Good versus evil ... Aslan, played by Sian Hassan, right, confronts the Ice Queen, played by

Michelle O’Brien, in the Hartley School of Performing Arts production of The Lion, The Witch and

The Wardrobe.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

been recorded and

uploaded online so students

can practise at home.

‘‘If we lose aweek we need

to know that they can

continue to practice,’’ Dale

says.

The Lion, The Witch and

The Wardrobe was originally

going to be the school’s

senior production in July,

followed by ajunior show in

October.

The script was written by

former student Rebekah Au,

while Kitty Jamison is the

show’s director.

Kitty was assistant

director for last year’s

senior production and

played Wendy in the 2016

production of Peter Pan.

Carissa Brant is the

choreographer, assisted by

Rachael McInnes, who was

meant to be this year’s

junior show choreographer.

Joshua Lees was going to

direct the junior show, but

will be the stage manager

instead, while Rachel Long

is the vocal coach.

‘‘They’ve all been so

supportive and loyal. They

Mia'shair to be cut for charity

By SHELLEY TOPP

Ashley schoolgirl Mia Commons is having her

long golden locks shaved off to support her

favourite teacher, who has breast cancer.

When Mia, aged 8, heard that her Year 2

Ashley Primary School teacher Amanda Papps,

who now teaches at Rangiora’s Te Matauru

School, had been diagnosed with breast

cancer, she was saddened and wanted to do

something to help.

She told her mother, Natasha Commons, that

she wanted to have her head shaved to raise

money to support the Breast Cancer

Foundation New Zealand.

At first, Natasha thought Mia might cool on

the concept but she kept insisting it was

something she really wanted to do.

The foundation established afundraising

page for Mia —takeaction.org.nz/page/

miasheadshaveforbreastcancer —about three

weeks ago and she has already raised more

than $1200.

Mia’s head will be shaved, with Amanda by

her side, at the Ashley School, in front of all the

pupils and teachers, at 2.30pm on Friday

October 30, the first day of the foundation’s

annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal.

Amanda said Mia’s gesture was pretty

amazing. ‘‘She has abig heart.''

Mia’s locks will go to Freedom Hair Wigs and

will be made into awig.

The money for the hair will also go to the

foundation.

know the risk I’m taking and

they’ve offered that if we

can’t do the show, they will

do aconcert to raise some

funds,’’ Dale says.

Six shows of The Lion, The

Witch and The Wardrobe are

scheduled, with daily 2pm

shows from Wednesday,

September 30, to Saturday,

October 3, and evening

shows from 7.30pm on the

Thursday and Friday.

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Jared sports new look

By DAVID HILL

Principal Jared Kelly accepted

the challengeand endureda

close shave lastThursday.

PegasusBay School

challenged itscommunity to

raise $2000 for theCancer

Societyaspartofthe annual

Daffodil Day campaign, with

Mr Kelly promisingthe biggest

donor couldshavehis head

and beardifthe target was

reached.

A“yellow mufti day”was

heldonFriday, August 28,

raisingawhopping $903and

the donationskept pouring in.

“Usually ourmufti­day

fundraisers raise around $400

to $500, so hittingour $2000

target is an awesomeeffort,’’

Mr Kelly said of thefinal

result.

‘‘Wehave hadour fairshare

of cancer battles withinour

community,soIguess this one

is particularlyclose to people’s

hearts.’’

School mumand Bespoke

Hairstyling owner Dayna Bavis

lined up to assistthe biggest

donor, EllaLatham, to giveMr

Kelly hisnew look, whichwas

cheered on by the whole

school.

Amidcalls to “shave offhis

eye brows” and“give him a

mohawk”, the newhaircut was

completed witheyebrows

intact.

Mr Kelly thanked the

children and staff fortheir

generous contributionstosuch

aworthy cause.

Off it comes ... Dayna Bavis takes off the last of Jared Kelly’s hair.

Hairy ... The old look.

Smooth ... The new look.

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Coffin up the cash in fundraiser

By DAVID HILL

The Rangiora MenzShed has

come up with somenovel

ways of raising cash.

Members have been making

coffins and park benches to

sell,whileagiant garage sale

and sausage sizzle willbe

held at the Rangiora

Showgrounds Pavilion and a

car bootsale in the car park

on Saturday, October 10, in a

bid to boost its coffers.

‘‘We don’t makealot of

moneyout of them, but it all

helps,’’ menz shedchairman

SteveMackay says of the

coffins. ‘‘We’ve just put coffins

up on our Facebook pageand

it’s just gone ballistic.

‘‘We’ve got to build anew

shed so we are goingtogofor

funding, and we want to buy

some moreequipment.’’

Coffins usuallysell for more

than $1000, but the public can

buy unvarnished coffins from

the menz shed for $450and

finish themthemselves, Steve

says.

The menz shediskeen to

hear from any business or

community groupwhich

wantstorun astallatthe

garage sale.

Araffle with 500 tickets and

15 prizes is also on sale for$5

aticket and will be drawnby

Fundraiser ... Rangiora Menz Shed members, from left, chairman Steve Mackay, Merv Laws and

Peter Satterthwaite pose with one of the coffins volunteers have been making.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

MayorDan Gordon on the

day.

The group has about40

members and meets on

Tuesdays,Wednesdaysand

Thursdaysfrom9am to 12pm.

Members work on arange

of projects, including horse

jumpsfor the Rangiora

Showgrounds and other

initiatives for local

community organisations.

‘‘The Northern A&P

Association committee

supplies the timber and we do

the work. It’sacommunity

thing anditworks well,’’ Steve

says. ‘‘Wetry to do outwork

and we prefer people to bring

it in here.’’

For moreinformation,

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Food drive to help families in need

Bayleys’ Cansfor aCause, a

food­drive partnership with

CommunityWellbeing North

Canterbury Trust,ishelping

local families strugglingwith

the impact of Covid­19.

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black

and membersofher

community team lastweek

took deliveryofacar­load of

donated food fromHurunuibased

Bayleys’agent Julie

Graham.

“The Hurunui has been hit

hard, withcumulative stresses

of drought, earthquake and

now Covid,” Mrs Black says.

“More than 50 boxes of food

are going out to local families

every week rightnow, so we’re

very grateful for the generous

donations peoplehave made to

this Bayleys North Canterbury

food initiative.”

Julie,who has livedin

Cheviot for more than27years,

Taking delivery ... From left, Bayleys agent Julie Graham, Hurunui

council community team member Roger Hornblow, Mayor Marie

Black, and community team leader Rhea Duffy.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

says she hates to think people

are havingtochoosebetween

feeding theirfamilyorpaying

the bills. “It feels reallygood to

be able to do something to help

my own community.”

Meanwhile, the Ashgrove

Primary School in Rangiora

heldasausage sizzletohelp

the cause.Instead of agold

coindonation, children were

invited to bring acan of food to

donate to Bayleys.

Julie andfellow agent

Tracey Doody came up with

the fundraiser at the school

where Tracey’s two children

spent their primary years.

Ashgrove principal

ChristineChadwick saidthe

school council backedthe

initiative. Atotal of 500 cans

weredonated on the day.

BayleysNorthCanterbury

has been running the food

drive since August. Donations

of cans and non­perishable

foodmay be left at Bayleys’

Rangioraand Hanmer Springs

offices.Collection can be

arranged by phoning (03) 311

8020.

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In brief

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New home for arts group

The NEST Arts Collective has anew

permanent home, in The Sheds

complex, behind Bax and Berg, on the

main street of Amberley. ‘‘The space is

rustic and cool —one where we don’t

have to be afraid of dropping paint on

the floor, where we have the freedom

to funkify it and make it our own,’’ says

one of the collective’s founding

members, Belinda Osgood. ‘‘It is

essentially alarge blank canvas and it

is going to make agreat home for

NEST’s various activities. We are

really excited aboutthe new space.’’

Petition handed over

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon and

Rangiora­Ashley Community Board

chairman Jim Gerard were presented

with apetition last Thursday by

Rangiora residentsopposing aquarry

proposed for Rangiora Racecourse.

The petition gathered more than 4000

signatures. Jill Robinson and Marilyn

Davison both organised the hard­copy

part of the petition, after the online

version was established by Tracey

Dimmock­Rump. The petition will be

formally received at the council

meeting on October 6. The council is

seeking more informationfrom

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ELECTION 2020

6 The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Electorates home to

diverse communities

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Waimakaririand Kaikoura

electorates are diverse. Both have large

urban centres,and in the case of

Waimakariri, two Christchurch suburban

populations.But both are also hometo

large farms,wineriesand vineyards,

lifestyle blocks, ruralresidential

properties, and smalltowns.

Bothare held by National, and the

National party vote in both electorates

were well ahead of other parties in 2017.

Waimakariri

The Waimakariri electorate’s northern

and southernboundaries are largely

definedbythe Ashley/Rakahuri River in

the north,the Waimakariri River in the

south and the Puketeraki Range to the

west. It spills acrossthe Waimakariri River

to include the Christchurch Citysuburbs of

Casebrook and Belfast.

The main rural towns are Oxford, Cust,

Rangiora, Woodend,Kaiapoi, the new

community of Pegasus, and Belfast.

The winning candidate in the 2017

election, National’sMatt Doocey, captured

57.6% of the 39,334 valid electorate votes

for candidates in the seat. The seathad

been been won in 2014byDoocey, with a

margin of 2506. He increased his majority

in 2017to10,766.

The National Party also captured a

majority (53.6%)ofparty votesin

Waimakariri, down 3.9 percentage points

on its party­vote share in 2014.

Turnout(totalvotescast as aproportion

of enrolled electors)in2017 was 83.6%.

The Waimakariri district, which is a

large part of the electorate, is one of New

Zealand’s most popularplaces to live, and

continues to grow as people seek alifestyle

outside Christchurch,but within

commuting distance of the city.

It has alsoprovided asafe havenfor

many exiting Christchurch after the 2010

and2011 quakes.

In June lastyear there were about 62,800

peopleliving in Waimakariri district. It is

oneofStatisticsNew Zealand’s top three

projectedpopulationgrowth areas (for the

2013­2043 period), thirdbehindSelwyn

andthe Queenstown LakesDistrict.

Candidates:

New Conservative: Leighton Baker

(ContestedEpsomin2017), No 1onthe list;

ACT: JamesDavies;

National:Matthew Doocey, sittingMP,

31st on the partylist;

ONE: Nikita McCausland;

SocialCredit:Lawrence McIsaac;

Labour: Dan Rosewarne, (Contestedthe

electoratein2017),56th on the list.

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Note: Nominationsinall seats remain

open untilSeptember 19.

Kaikoura

The Kaikouraelectoratesprawls across

the north­easternSouthIsland, from Cook

Strait in the north to the Ashley/Rakahuri

River in thesouth.

At more than 21,000square kilometres, it

is NewZealand’s fourth­largestgeneral

electorate by area.

Its main towns are Blenheim and

Kaikoura. Other townsincludePicton,

Havelock, Cheviot, Hanmer Springs,

Culverden,Amberley, Sefton, and Ashley.

The electorate boundaries werenot

changedinany recent boundaryreviews.

Blenheim is the largestpopulatedarea

in boththe electorate and theMarlborough

region.Itisthe country’s 17th main urban

area, with 26,400 people.

Its surroundingareaiswell known as

the centre of New Zealand’s wineindustry

and it enjoysone of New Zealand’s

sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry

summersand cool,crisp winters.

The electorate also takes in the Waipara

Valley wine region, an increasingly

popularwinegrowing areawith many

award­winning vintages beingproduced.

It alsoencompasses someofNew

Zealand’s most spectacular tourist spots,

from the Marlborough Soundssouth to

Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura.

National has heldthe seat since its

establishment in 1996.

It is currentlyrepresented by National’s

Stuart Smith, who won the seat with a

margin of 10,553in2017. National also won

the largest share of Kaikoura’s votes–53%

to Labour’s 29%.

Kaikoura tends to have ahigh voter

turnoutcompared withthe restofthe

country, with 83% of enrolled people

voting.

Candidates:

NZ First: Jamie Arbuckle (Contested

electorate in 2017);

ACT: Richard Evans(Contested

electorate in 2017);

Labour: MattFlight,78th on the list;

New Conservative: David Greenslade

(Contestedelectoratein2017);

Social Credit: John McCaskey,

(Contestedelectoratein2017);

Green: RichardMcCubbin, (Contested

electorate in 2017);

ONE: Don Moore;

Outdoors:Darlene Morgan;

National:Stuart Smith (Sitting MP) 32nd

on party list.

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Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Adistrict blooms

Last Fridaymarked 10 years since we were

all rudely awakened by amajor

earthquake thatsignificantly changed

Kaiapoi,Pines Beach and Kairaki, as well

as the wider district, forever.

This was adefining moment in our

history and the impactofthis event has

been felt eversince—and not just with

aftershocks.

Much has happened in those10years

and Iamproud of the way our community

rallied and helped to rebuild. Today,it’s

worthreflecting on the factthat our

recoveryistestimony to the spirit and

strength of you all.

The council had arole in rebuilding and

I’m also proud to have been partofthe

team led by David Ayers (thenmayor) and

the chief executive Jim Palmer, who

provided astrong direction for recovery

that focused on peopleand put community

first.

They were supported by aunited

council, which came together to identify

and deliver solutions thatwould provide

new facilitiesand upgrades,not onlyin

Kaiapoi but acrossthe district. We spoke to

the communityindepthand developed a

plan that reflected what the community

wanted.

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rebuild town centres,support businesses

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to recover and attract investment. We’ve

also been delivering on the outcomes in

the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone

Recovery Plan.

This includes building new facilities

such as parks and reserves,walking and

cyclingtracks, aBMX track,dog park,

restoringalowland forest,aswell as

allocating mixed­use business areas and

the infrastructurethatservicesthem all.

If you haven’t visited the regeneration

land in Kaiapoi recently, Iencourage you

to do so. It’s outstanding the progress that

has been made here.

Work continues, with projects such as

softball fieldsand mahinga kai areas to be

developed, as wellasthe shovel­ready

project to reduce the impact of flooding on

urbanand rural areas of Kaiapoi,toname

afew.

Unfortunately, the event to mark this

anniversary has been postponed because

of Covid­19 and will now take placeon

Friday, September 25.

It will be agreatcommunity eventand

will give everyone an opportunity to see

just how far we have come in the last 10

years.

I’m sure,onsuch an important

milestone,all residents willtake amoment

to reflectonour journey as acommunity

and just how far we’ve come together.

No safeguards with bill

Dear Editor,

In response to Dr Frank Kueppers,

(The Case for Euthanasia, North

Canterbury News,September3), the End

of Life Choice Act will put many of us in

danger.

Nothing in thisact guarantees the

protection required for vulnerable

people, including the disabled, elderly,

depressed oranxious, and those who feel

themselves to be aburden or under

financial pressure.

The international evidence, contrary

to what Dr Kueppers says, backs these

concerns, whichexplains why so few

countries have made any changes to the

law around this issue.

Does Dr Kueppers know that one­third

of all euthanasia deaths in the Flemish

region of Belgium aredone without

explicit request? Many elderly people

are fearful of going to see adoctor or

going into rest homes.

And, as adoctor, he would know that

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

diagnosis and prognosis are based on

probability, not certainty.

My mother, after being diagnosed with

cancer, was given only weeks to live. She

lived for another 3years.

The act we are voting for relies on a

diagnosis that aperson suffers from a

terminal illness likelytoend his or her

life within six months.

This bill is flawed. There are no

safeguards to elder abuse, coercion,

misdiagnosis,and aslippery slope

(Belgiumextended ‘‘assisted suicide’’ to

children in 2002).

Contrary to public misunderstanding,

there is alreadyreasonable choice in that

life support or optional treatment can be

legally refused, and full pain relief is

available even if it shortens life.

Yours,

J. Goulding

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ELECTION 2020

The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Seymour’srole as sole MP may change soon

Act New Zealand leader David Seymour talks to Mike

Houlahan about his party, and his hopes that he will no

longer be his party’ssole MP in Parliament.

Being aone­man bandin

Parliament can haveits

advantages —beingAct New

Zealand’s sole MP meansDavid

Seymour’s allottedoffice is a

spacious room near the

Parliamentary Library, one once

usedbyRichard Seddon.

On the other hand, beingalone

MP forsix years has seenMr

Seymourcarry aheavy workload,

especiallywhen stewarding

through theEnd of LifeChoice

Act to the point where it willbe

voted on in areferendum

alongside the general election.

On current polling,that heavy

workload could bring a

parliamentaryrewardfor Mr

Seymour, as Actisseemingly on

the verge of returningmore than

asingle MP for the first timein

nineyears.

‘‘We pollfor the reasons why

people support Act and certainly

poorperformance by National is

the third or fourth most popular

reason,’’ Mr Seymour said.

The popular reasons are

speaking sense,partypolicies,

and the viewitholdsother

parties accountable. ‘‘Those are

thethings that showup, so clearly

someofthe support is becauseof

National,but less than people

might think.’’

Theother boost to Act’s

fortunes has been the End of Life

Choice debate.

While the legislation was a

Member’s Bill, Mr Seymour

LEADER PROFILE

believed his close affiliation with

the review wouldnot distract

votersfrom supporting his party.

‘‘It’sthe most popular issue

that Act has ever championed so

I’mnot too worried about being

associated with that, but

certainly Iwill vigorouslydefend

any misinformation about the

referendum. If Iamtalking about

that issue then Idon’t think that

will hurt Act, but Ialso haveto

consider Epsom.’’

Retaining Mr Seymour’s

Epsomelectorate, Act’s lifeline

into Parliament for adecade,

means he might not be as visible

aroundNew Zealandasother

party leaders.

‘‘Every vote counts,’’ he says.

‘‘And one thing for sure is that the

South Island is one of our best

sources of members.’’

Firearmsreform has been a

fraught issue in the South Island

for two reasons—the fact the

Christchurch terrorattack

perpetrator lived in Dunedin for

some time,and the extensive use

of gunsinthe south, bothfor

leisure and pest control.

Act, aparty withits originsin

economic policy, seems an

unlikely advocate forgun owners’

rights, but Mr Seymour explains

his recent alliance with the gun

lobby —Nicole McKee fromthe

Council of LicencedFirearms

Owners is rankedthird on the

party list —asafairness issue.

‘‘I personally am not afirearms

guy.Igotofirearmsclubsand I

say ‘look,I’m not agun guy, I’m a

latte guy from Parnell’,’’ Mr

Seymour said.

‘‘But what Idolikeisthe rule

of law, due process,and treating

people with basic respect and

dignity ...Idon’t think those

people were treatedwith respect

and dignity, and Idon’tthink they

are unreasonablepeople.

‘‘Most of them are salt­of­theearth

people,good people,who

are mystified. They are just as

horrified as the next personby

what happenedinChristchurch,

probably moresobecausethey

have abit of aconnectionina

sense,and they feelthey are

being punished for it.’’

Mr Seymourbelieves another

boost to Act’s fortunes has been

its rigorous questioning of the

Government’s Covid­19 response.

Mr Seymour, aforensic

questioneronthe epidemic

response committee, continued

that scrutiny whenParliament

resumed after lockdown.

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‘‘They sawAct providing a

consistent,constructive voice,

providing criticismwhere

necessary and helpful advice

where possible,’’ he said.

‘‘Ifyou lookatthe language we

wereusinginlate April, when we

saidthat we should be emphasising

safe activitiesnot essential

activities, the Government

actually adopted that language

fourweeks later in its Budget.

‘‘Now today we talk about

public health, we talk about the

debttrap, we talk about seizing

the opportunityofbeing an

island nation on apandemic

planet, we continue tooffer that

critique.

‘‘We’venever gone after the

Government and said‘you’reall

useless’. We have acknowledged

thatthis is adifficult situation for

any government to face.’’

Unsurprisingly, Mr Seymour

believed Covid­19 —both the

health responseand the

economic recovery —would be

the dominant election issue.

‘‘Peoplefundamentally want to

knowwhat is the planfor

recovery. Idon’t think they have

seenthat fromthe Government

and they know that staying

locked up from the rest of the

world and borrowingmoney is

not asustainable solution —it’s a

comfortable solutionbut its not a

sustainablesolution.

‘‘I think the winner of this

election will be the party that can

showaclear plantorecover,

keeppeople’s jobs,and ideally

growout abit and ultimately pay

for the considerableamountof

debtthat is beingstacked up.’’

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The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Rangiora lights extravaganza set to shine

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Organisers of theRangiora

Festival of Light andSound in

Victoria Parkare still hoping to

brightenuppeople’s lives and

light up Rangiorafrom

September16to 19.

However, it willdepend on the

Covid­19 alert level dropping to

1, meaning atweak to

Wednesday’s openingnight to

limit accessto100 visitors at a

time.

The remaining nights would go

ahead as normal, but if thelevel

is heldat2, the back­up dates

willbeSeptember23to26.

‘‘Ifneither dateispossible, we

willsimply reschedulethe event

as soon as level1is announced

—most likelywith seven days’

notice,’’spokesmanKarl

Horwarthsays.

‘‘Weare hoping that the

currentsuccessincombating the

virus means thatwewill be able

to reschedule sometime in

October.

‘‘Webelievethat level 1isnot

far awayand that there is ahuge

publicappetitefor eventsas

soon as level 1isannounced.

‘‘Idonotwant to postpone

unless we have to and, if we do,

we want to reschedule as quickly

as possible,’’Karlsays.

Theevent is basedonthe

popularBotanic Delights

FestivalinChristchurch,and is

aimedatliftingspirits for people

wearied by the disruption of

Covid­19.

Over four nights,Victoria Park

will be afairyland of talking

trees, disco lights, music,

dancing lights, interactive

lighting displays, andsmoke and

bubble machines.

It all culminates in aspecial

Saturdaynight grand finale, with

afamily movieonabig screen,

light displays, musicfromlocal

bands, and aspecial appearance

by theRangiora Brass Band.

There willbefood,drinks,

attractionsand alicensed bar.

Spectrum will be installing the

lights,and the companyhas

comeonboardasamajor

sponsor, along withNew World

Rangiora,MainPower, Ray

White Rangiora,Visit

Waimakariri, FoolsofDesire

cafe, Compass FM and the North

Canterbury News.

Music,foodtrucks,and some

additional light installations

havebeenconfirmed, and the

MainPower NorthCanterbury

Lightsphoto competition has

beenlaunched.

The MainPower photocontest

is open to anyonewho wouldlike

to showtheir appreciationfor

places in NorthCanterbury, with

afocusonwhatmakes the region

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NorthCanterburyLights” as

inspiration.

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There is ayouth and adult

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Finalistswill havetheir work

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The newspaper willhost a

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Festival tickets are $5 aperson

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It will run from6pm on

Wednesday,Thursday, and

Friday, withSaturday’sfinale

from5pm.

‘‘Thefourdaysoffestivities

are aboutbringing people

together,’’ Karl says.

With allthe infrastructurein

place, theRangiora Festival of

Colour will fitinseamlesslyon

Sunday,from10am to 4pm.

For learn more, go to

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rangioralightandsound.

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All the colours of the rainbow ...

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Festival is based.

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Campaign stop in

Rangiora for Collins

By DAVID HILL

Judith Collinsvisited Rangiora on Friday,

as the regionremembered the first of the

Canterbury earthquakes 10 yearsago.

The National Party leader was aCabinet

Minister during the quake sequence which

beganonSeptember 4, 2010.

‘‘I well remember the senseofrelief that

the worst was over, but actually the worst

was stilltocome,’’she said.

Ms Collins remembers arriving in

Christchurch on herbirthday, February

24, two days after the February 2011quake.

‘‘It’s funny how we rememberthese

things, but Ialso knowthat everything has

grownsodifferentlyand strongly since the

earthquakes and it’s been areally tough

time for alot of people.

‘‘Every Cantabrian Iknow really hates

beingtold how resilient they are, because

they’ve justhad to keep on going.

‘‘So Iknow it’s had ahuge effect on

people’s lives,theirmental health and

physical health,and what people thought

they would be doing 10 yearson.’’

But Ms Collins was impressed withhow

much North Canterbury has grown in the

last 10 years.

The growthunderscored the importance

of building infrastructure projects suchas

the WoodendBypass, the SkewBridge

near Silverstream and the Wheelsto

Waipara cycleway, which will alsohelp the

region to recoverfrom Covid­19 downturn,

she said.

‘‘Thelevel 3lockdown that Auckland

had for two and ahalf weeks costNew

Zealand 400 jobs —250 in Aucklandand

150 aroundthe restofcountry.’’

She acknowledged the challenge for any

government of making decisions basedon

conflictingadvice from epidemiologists,

economists and otherexperts.

‘‘If we are privileged to lead thenext

government,wewill set up apublichealth

meeting to bring together not onlypublic

health experts, but also people from

business, trade unions,iwi and small

business in particular, so that we can get a

proper senseofhow muchthis is costing us

and how we can do it better.’’

Mental health is one of the challenges

arising from Covid­19, and Ms Collins says

National will be announcinganew policy

soon,inwhat is Waimakariri MP Matt

Doocey’s portfolio.

‘‘I’mpersonally very committed to this.

We’veseen agrowthinmentalhealth

issues in termsofpeople who are suffering

alot of anxietyand otherramifications,

and Iknow Matt has ahuge commitment to

this area as well.

‘‘Mental health issues can strike

anybody at any time, and it’s really

important that we makesure we havethe

rightmeasures in place and the right help

available.’’

Show in Rangiora canned

Covid­19 has claimed another major

North Canterbury event.

The Northern (Rangiora) A&P

Association committee decided last

week to cancel its 2020 show,

scheduled for October 23­24.

‘‘The committee decided the

financial risk was too great given we

are unsure what level we will be at

come show day,’’ secretary Julia

Dockerill said.

‘‘We thank everyone for the ongoing

support of the association and the

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putting on afabulous show in 2021.’’

This decision follows the

cancellation in May of the New

Zealand Agricultural Show, due to be

held in November, and several

autumn shows earlier in the year,

including Hawarden and Oxford.

Entrants are encouraged to get in

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The first banded dotterel

eggshave beenlaidonthe

Ashley­Rakahuri river, and,

after spending the winter

aroundAuckland, wrybills

are backsortingout their

territories.

Their returnsignals aplea

fromthe Ashley­Rakahuri

Rivercaregrouptostayout of

the riverbed andgivethe

birds achancetoraise their

chicks.

All riverbedbirds nest on

the ground,wherenestsand

chicksare hard to see and

can be readily disturbed,so

measuresare taken to

minimisedisturbance.

The group hasalready

beenbusy preparingfor the

new nesting season, blocking

off more than 30 access tracks

withconcreteblocks last

week.

Group memberGrant

Davey saysbefore thebirds

return, alot of timeisput in

blocking the accessways.

‘‘Wehaveanagreement

withthe Combined 4WDclub,

thataccess is restricted

during the breeding season

(SeptembertoFebruary).

Theyare quite happy with

that.”

Signs identifyingrare­bird

nesting areas are also

deployed in abid to stop

Helping the birds ... Lachlan Shaw alongside the undercutter/ripper developed by Cresslands

Contracting Ltd for clearing weeds from the Ashley­Rakahuri riverbed.

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peoplegoing intothe

riverbed.

Mr Davey sayspeople

shouldbeparticularly

vigilant if thealarmcalls of

birds areheard, or theyare

showing signsofdistress.

Thespreadofweeds, such

as lupins, gorseand broom

continues to be amajor

problem, as the birdsmust

have cleanshingle on which

to nest.

Groupchairman Nick

Ledgard saysweeds are

cleared in August frommore

than 30 hectares,using a

tractor­mounted undercutter/

ripper developedbylocal

engineeringfirm, Cresslands

Contracting Ltd.

‘‘It is working well, and

next year could be deployed

on otherbraided rivers.’’

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17

Funds aimed

at Covid issues

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Hurunui MayoralFund will be opened

up to help people in the community

suffering hardship because of the Covid­19

pandemic.

Just over $35,000remainsinthe fund,

made up of donations to help the Hurunui

community afterthe November 2016

earthquake.

Atotal of $223,895 was donated, with

$188,385allocated to date. Chieffinancial

officer Jason Beck told the council last week

that some donationsand grantsreceived had

been taggedtospecific purposes, and

allocations made reflected those intentions.

But, recently,the need to help peoplepull

through the effects of the earthquakes had

reduced.

‘‘More recently, there has been two

allocations totalling $13,000topromote

events to supportthe community in dealing

with the effectsofthe Covid­19 lockdown. As

aresult, the purpose of the fund,although at

the discretion of the mayor, perhaps needs

to be flexible to reacttothe other events that

the district faces,’’ he said.

MayorMarie Black said she wouldlike to

thinkthere could be funds made available in

the post­Covid world.

The funds had previously been allocated

by asmallgroup of councillors and the

mayor, shesaid, with an emphasis on the

wellbeing of individuals in the community.

This willcontinue, despite reservations by

some councillors concerned that donations

had been made specifically to help during

the earthquake.

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Thomas Robsonsays what makes Oxford

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The Oxford CommunityTrust

chairman and Oxford­Ohoka Community

Board deputychairman says the town’s

close­knit community groups are

continuing to reachout to those in need.

‘‘There’s definitelymore people

requiring help and the biggestthing is

the stigma around that,’’ Thomas says.

‘‘It’s important that we do everything

we can to support the community trust

and the initiatives they are running, and

to have thoseservices available for

people in need.’’

It is, he says,important to be open and

kind to peoplewho need those services

and to try to reduce thatstigma.

‘‘In terms of the community we are

pretty resilient, but Ithinkcommunity

groups are going to struggle and the

council and community boardswill have

aresponsibility to supportthese groups

as muchaspossible.’’

One of the keys to gettingthrough as a

community is for people to stay

connected, Thomas says.

‘‘I think there’salot to be saidfor

people stayingpositive and staying

engagedintheir communities and

having an open mind.’’

Social isolation is aconstant

challenge, especially among the elderly,

and the fearand uncertaintycreated by

Covid­19 is adding to the risk.

Loneliness can lead to depression and

other health problems, and ‘‘that’s

exacerbated in asmall community or a

rural community’’, Thomassays.

Community organisations are also

facing the reality thatmost of the

volunteer pool, the over­60s, are the most

vulnerable to Covid­19.

Whilemany people were losing their

jobs,the rural sector faced labour

shortages, particularly among

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many of these jobs are highly skilled.

‘‘In the Waimakariri we are lucky that

we don’t rely on tourism, but we are

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it’s not something thatyou can change

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‘‘Perhaps thereneeds to be more

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Gallery to mark 10 years

The Arts in Oxford Gallery is

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month with aweekend of activities,

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The Christchurch artist, one of New

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Arts Trust’s patron, will also give atalk

and create acollaborative artwork

during anniversary events.

Celebrations will begin for the public

on Saturday, September 26, with a

creative panel and forum to discuss the

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Canterbury region.

Afterwards, Philip will give atalk and

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Registrations are essential for

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Oxford Arts Trust chairwoman Areta

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Soft spots in Covid

recovery forecast

By DAVID HILL

Covid­19 recovery dominated the

earlypart of last week’sWaimakariri

District Council meeting.

Business and centres manager

SimonHart provided arecovery

update, while councillorsbackeda

plan to develop a‘‘food­secure

district’’atits meeting in the

Ruataniwha KaiapoiCivicCentre.

Whilethe economic outlookfor

Waimakariri was looking positive for

now, many economists were still

forecasting asignificantsoftening of

the economy, Mr Hart said.

‘‘We are mindful that while the

economy is tracking well, there are

some industries thatare struggling.

‘‘Some economists arestillsaying

therewill be asecondwave after the

election, and athird wave whenthe

impacts of borrowing start to setin.’’

In areport to themeeting,

community team managerTessa

Sturley saidSatisfy Food Rescue

had been granted$690,000from the

Ministry of Social Development’s

food securecommunities fund to

develop afood security project.

Councillorsapproved afurther

$24,600 from the Covid­19 recovery

fund to assist withemploying a

community development worker to

assist withestablishing the project

for an initialsix­month appointment.

Food security was identified as a

‘‘significant gap’’ by the Food Bank

and Budgeting Collaboration,which

was established during the

lockdown, and by SocialServices

Waimakariri’s Covid­19 surveys, Ms

Sturley told councillors.

MayorDan Gordonsays it is

essential thatsupport be made

available for those at risk in the

community.

‘‘We are in an uncertain

environment. Retailsalesare strong,

consentsare holding up and,

anecdotally, thingsare really

positive, but at the end of the day we

are waiting to see what happens

when the wagesubsidy runs out.’’

Councillors approvedaKaiapoi­

Tuahiwi Community Board

recommendation for council staff to

conduct further investigations into

the proposed Kaiapoi cycleway after

concernswere raised by Peraki

Street residents.

The cycleway wouldlink the town

with Christchurch oncethe New

Zealand Transport Agency’s new

clip­on cycle lane addedonthe

eastern side of the State Highway1

motorway bridge opens later this

year.

The council is building acycle

connection from the bridge, running

alongthe western side of Main North

Road through to the Vickery Street/

Williams Street intersection.

It had been proposed to continue

the cycleway along PerakiStreet to

access the centre of Kaiapoi, or the

MafekingFootbridge, to connect to

the PasschendaeleMemorial Path

through to Rangiora.

The additional consultation

meansthe timeframe is now

uncertain, but staff hope to be ableto

completethe projectbymid next

year.

Age catches up with Lionesses

By DAVID HILL

The Rangiora District Lioness Club is set to

call it aday after more than 30 years.

The club plans to disband and disperse its

funds later in the year as the realities of an

ageing membership takes it toll.

‘‘It was ahuge decision to disband, but we

had alot of information so we made awellinformed

decision,’’ president Anne Thorne

says.

‘‘I think some of the ladies will gravitate

towards the (Rangiora) Lions.

‘‘A lot of our ladies are over 80, so they’re

feeling they want to help.

‘‘The mind is willing, but the body’s not,’’

she says.

Members may continue to meet as asocial

group, secretary Rachel Bloomfield says.

‘‘They still want to meet socially, which is

Offering hope

... Rangiora

Lionesses

secretary

Rachel

Bloomfield,

left, and

president

Anne Thorne

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last week.

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important at that age and we still have an

active craft group that meets and does some

knitting for the community.’’

The pair were at Compass FM last week

sorting through offerings as part of their

regular Handbags of Hope appeal, which

benefits the Community Wellbeing North

Canterbury Trust, the Oxford Community

Trust and the Hope Community Trust.

The Lionesses recently presented grants

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Kaikourabusinessesare

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had been inundated by

enquiries since it reopened last

monthafter quake repairs.

‘‘We are facing new

challenges as it’sadifferent

market. Swimming in the ocean

in winter doesn’t attract

business, so we needto

approach it differently.

‘‘I think the weekendsare a

lot busier than the weekdays,

whichisnot surprising given

the market, but the uncertainty

is the big thing.’’

Encounter Kaikoura had

welcomed the government’s

support package, but

Auckland’s temporaryreturnto

alertlevel3had ‘‘really

knocked our confidence in the

business community’’,she says.

‘‘With the encouragement of

government for people to move

around the country,ithas been

ahuge boost for businesses.

But Auckland is ahuge market,

so it has aflow­on effect.’’

Kaikoura operatorsand

retailersappreciated the

support from NorthCanterbury

and Christchurch families, she

says.

Mrs Buurmanispart of the

Kaikoura Marine Development

Governance Group overseeing

the Wakatu Quay redevelopment,

which received $9.88

million from the Provincial

GrowthFund. It is an exciting

project for the town.

‘‘It’sadiverse group of

peoplewho are working really

well together. It’s exciting to

see thedemolition underway

and now we are workingonthe

concept and design.

‘‘There is alot of history of

commercialfishingand

recreational fishing in the area,

so it’s areal focalpoint.It’s

about understanding what

peopleexpect and how we get

that to work together.’’

Kaikoura photographer and

business owner Andrew

Spencer sayshehas been busy

in recentmonths as businesses

look to refresh theirimage.

The presentbusiness

environment ‘‘feelslike along

winter’’,although therewas

some optimism after abusierthan­usual

July school break.

‘‘People are looking forward

to spring and it has been pretty

positive up until now.

Hopefullywecan get enough

momentum from the key

operators, which the rest of the

businesses can feedoff.

‘‘It does feel like along

winter, but people seem to be

getting through it quite well.

But it will be from now when

we expect to startgettingbusy

that theimpact willbefelt.’’

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All hands on deck ... Volunteers at the Honda Forest planting day in Kaiapoi last Saturday morning, from

left, Waimakariri District Council ecologist Kate Steel, council regeneration project manager Duncan

Roxborough, Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community Board chairwoman Chris Greengrass and Rangiora residents Mary

and Iain MacLeod.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

Forest asymbol of rebirth

By SHELLEY TOPP

Aplanting day at Kaiapoi’s

HondaForestlast Saturday

providedareminderof

September4,2010,when the

town suffered extensive

earthquake damage.

The day was apoignant

reminderofhow far the region

had come,WaimakaririDistrict

Council Greenspace manager

GrantMacLeod said.

‘‘Tenyearsonweare stillhere,

and the land is healing.’’

It was the third plantingday

heldthis year at the new forest,

which is on red­zoned land

known as the Regeneration

Kaiapoi East area.

Seven thousandforest plants

havealready been put in since

the first planting day in May last

year, with volunteers adding 649

morelast Saturday.

The forestisacollaboration

between the council andthe

Honda motorcompany, which

has sponsoredabout 12,500

seedlings for the forest

development thatwill cover 3.2

hectares surrounding the

wetlands of the Beswick

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RURAL LIFE —SPRAYING

24 The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Efforts to tackle velvetleaf are paying off

Farmers are being called on to keep an

eye out for velvetleaf as the warmer

months approach.

Velvetleaf is abroad­leafed weed that

grows 1m to 2.5m tall. It features butteryyellow

flowers.

This aggressive cropping weed is

among the world’s worst. It competes

with crops for nutrients, space and

water, and its seeds can persist on farms

for decades, even surviving digestion

and silage.

Crop rotation and suitable herbicide

combinations have been identified to

use in the fight against velvetleaf in a

range of crops throughout New Zealand.

Landowners and rural contractors

should look around gateways and the

first three or four rows of crops for signs

of velvetleaf.

With velvetleaf plants being found at

only ahandful of the known South

Island locations, the hard work of many

in attempting to prevent it from

becoming widespread in New Zealand

may be paying off.

Acollaborative effort between

regional councils, industry groups and

the Ministry for Primary Industries, as

well as the assistance of many land

owners across the country, has helped in

removing the weed and stopping its

further spread across the country.

Velvetleaf plants were found on only

three Canterbury properties during the

2018/19 season, while none was reported

in Otago and Southland.

This is promising news, considering

that about 1000 properties spread across

Canterbury, Otago and Southland were

put at risk of velvetleaf via

contaminated seed planted in 2015.

Velvetleaf is also present in the North

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control, as the seeds can survive in the

soil for up to 50 years.

New climate modelling shows that

velvetleaf could occur in more places

across New Zealand then initially

thought.

The last three years of research have

improved understanding on how best to

control velvetleaf and stop it spreading.

This research includes herbicide

trials, experimenting with methods to

reduce seed numbers, and other control

methods such as crop rotation.

The main concern in New Zealand to

date is with maize crops, where the

weed can be difficult to detect and

control.

To limit the effect of velvetleaf in

maize crops, researchers looked at

adding cereals and ryegrass to the

rotation, to provide acouple of years of

easier identification and management

of the weed.

AgResearch weed scientist Dr Trevor

James suggested that acereal rotation

harvested before Christmas, followed by

aryegrass crop, will allow any velvetleaf

plants that emerge over the summer to

be easily spotted and pulled up or

sprayed.

AgResearch has trialled several crop

rotations involving barley, triticale, and

maize.

In arecent study by AgResearch, the

software package CLIMEX was used to

construct a‘‘climate niche’’ model for

velvetleaf based on the global

occurrences of naturalised populations

of the species.

The model was used to map the

potential distribution of the weed in

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New Zealand and found that velvetleaf

could encompass virtually the entire

country apart from Mount Taranaki and

Ruapehu, and the Southern Alps and

West Coast.

The analysis shows the importance of

continuing the efforts to keep velvetleaf

contained to its current locations.

Anyone who suspects they have found

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The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Robotics technology is making its mark

By MARK ROSS,

chief executive of Agcarm

25

Taking flight ... The sky is the limitfor drone

farm technology.

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From weeding and spraying crops to

taking care of cattle, digital technology

is making its mark on agriculture.

Self­driven vehicles are picking and

grading fruit as well as detecting and

pollinating flowers. Now, the latest

technology involves detecting and

managing disease —helping farmers to

become more productive and

sustainable.

Modern agricultural machines take

away some of the more time­consuming

tasks and help to protect crops from

disease, with exact doses and targeted

applications of products.

In the past decade, there has been an

unprecedented growth in precision

farming, with about 80% of new farm

equipment using it. This advanced

digital precision technology can help

farmers to use land efficiently and

maximise harvests, while reducing costs

and workloads.

Robotic technology makes it possible

to detect the precise location of weeds

or disease and spray only the affected

area. That means lower costs, lower

environmental impact and amore

abundant harvest.

Farmers using advanced digital

precision technology report reducing

herbicide use by 10% and diesel by 20%.

Thanks to digital connectivity, smart

farm equipment can provide farmers

with field­specific information from

cloud­based farm management

software. Sensors collect data from a

distance to evaluate soil and crop health

and identify the presence of pests or

diseases.

Agricultural drone technology has

been improving in recent years. Drones

allow farmers to constantly monitor

crop and livestock conditions —often

more reliably than manual inspections.

Drones mainly capture images and

provide data, but they also monitor

crops from planting to harvest, helping

farmers to react faster to threats such as

weeds, insects and fungi.

This data is processed and translated

into information on plant health and

pest infestations. Data can then be

entered into smart machinery to adjust

the amount of pesticide used for afield.

This saves time and improves the

application of variable input rates in

real time.

Drones can also be used to apply

pesticides. Aerial spraying in Japan and

China is done by drones. In Europe, they

are used to distribute biological agents

such as wasp eggs.

The potential for drones is sky­high.

Water­resistant drones can monitor any

type of crop, in any geographical area, in

any weather.

They can also get higher­quality and

more precise images in real time as they

fly below the clouds and have high photo

resolution —far superior to satellites,

which take pictures only once aweek or

month and don’t work well when it’s

cloudy.

The use of agricultural drones will

grow significantly in the coming years as

they offer awide range of applications

that improve precision farming.

Certification options for sprayers

Growsafe, which aims for safe,

responsible, and effective use of

agrichemicals, recommends that all staff

using agrichemicals attend aGrowsafe

basic course, and at least one person

from each workplace hold aGrowsafe

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Agrichemical users

There are requirements for training

and/or certification. The ‘‘decision tree’’

for agrichemical users on Growsafe’s

website will help identify the

appropriate Growsafe certificate for you

and the staff at your workplace.

Contractors

If you are spraying for hire or reward,

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The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

27

Community gets behind A&P association

By DAVID HILL

The Canterbury A&P Association’s

future is looking more secure thanks to

generous support from the community.

Nearly $100,000 has been raised by the

association’s Show Saviour campaign,

launched after the committee made the

Covid­19­related decision to cancel the

2020 New Zealand Agricultural Show.

“We were overwhelmed by the

support and encouragement shown for

the campaign,’’ event director Geoff

Bone said.

“I know for many it was hard to

comprehend why adecision had to be

taken so early, but for an association

with such afragile history, progressing

was arisk we just could not take.

“The love shown by our community

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was the right call to make.”

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shearing, the boar competition, the beef

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“The Hazlett Farmyard is one of the

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them achance to get ahands­on

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learn from those who work with them

daily,” Mr Bone says.

“It was only right that if we were

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30 The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

SPORTS RESULTS

Rock’n’Wheels

Rock’n’Wheels may go

ahead on Sunday,

September 27, depending

on the Covid­19 alert­level

announcement next week.

Organisers hope it will be

third time lucky for all

those keen to attend the

10th anniversary of the

event at the Amberley

Domain, from 8am to 4pm.

Memorable music

An afternoon of musical

moments at St

Bartholomew’s Church on

September 27 will include

an organ recital from the

Chaperone Trio —six hands

at the piano —and Sharon

Russell, acountry and

western exponent. The

entertainment starts at 3pm

at 23 Cass Street. Cost: $10

an adult, $25 for afamily of

two adults and up to three

children. Tickets include

afternoon tea. They are

available from the Kaiapoi

I­Site (cash only) or online

from trybooking.com until

the end of September 24.

Admission is by ticket only.

It is an Anglican Parish of

Kaiapoi event supported by

Waimakariri District and

Creative Communities NZ.

Book fair

Abook fair will be held at

the St Bartholomew’s

Church Hall, 23 Cass Street,

Kaiapoi, on Friday,

September 25 and

Saturday, September 26,

from 9am to 6pm. Books are

$2 each or six for $10. Tea

and coffee available.

Donations of good quality

books, CDs, DVDs and

jigsaws are most welcome.

Please, no tapes. Donated

goods can be left at the

church hall. Contact

Norman Clark on 327 5552

or Ray Maw on 327 6404.

Funds raised will go toward

maintenance of St Bartholomew’s

Church and hall.

Creative Junk

Christchurch’s popular

group Creative Junk will

run akids’ workshop at the

TimeBank Hurunui

Repurpose &Repair Expo

on Saturday, September 26,

12.30pm to 4.30pm, at the

Amberley Domain.

Participants will make a

colourful rainstick (a sound

instrument) out of recycled

materials. The expo will

bring people together to

share skills and ideas about

how to look after, and

transform objects and

materials, to save

resources and reduce

waste. Helpers at arepair

hub will offer basic repair,

sharpening and mending

services, for tools,

machinery, bikes, clothes,

jewellery etc. Entry: $5 per

person; kids free.

Refreshments included. (A

small gift for the workshop

appreciated). Facebook:

Time­Bank Hurunui.

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524 7332, or email

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Support ... NPD is backing the Amberley Rugby Club. Theclub’s

under­12 sideispictured.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

NPD backs rugby club

Fuel retailer NPD has

signed atwo­year

sponsorship deal withthe

Amberley Rugby Club to

support its 130 players.

The firm recently opened

its Amberleysite at 155

Carters Road,pledgingits

support to thecommunity.

SarahEsler, whose three

childrenplay for the club,

says thisyear’s sponsorship

is beingused to buy 100

hoodies for players 13 years

and under.Itwill also help

reduce subscription prices.

‘‘What we want to do is be

able to providethe kidswith

everythingsothat they’re

readytoplay without the

cost of having to pay for a

uniform. We’re asmall club

so NPD’s support is really

amazing for us andmakesa

tangible difference to what

we can do to help our

players.’’

NPD chief executive

BarrySheridan said

sponsoring the club was a

way the company couldgive

back.

Strong showing by Rangiora

Rangiora High School lost

15­20 to Christchurch Boys’

High School last Saturday in

atense and physical rugby

encounter at Rangiora.

The early stages belonged

to Rangiora, with the second

half abrutal battle up front,

coupled with enterprising

back play by both sides.

Trailing by 5near the end,

Rangiora put up asuperb

fight, nearly scoring atry on

full­time.

Waimakariri Gorge Women’s Golf

Third championship QualifyingRound:

18 Holes:Silver:BThompson 95,N

Weavers 95. BronzeI:LSteele 98, LScott

99. Bronze II: PRivers 107, MRobertson

108, Ida Beets­Huchshorn 110, JDeans

111.

9Holes:TCraig53, FNimmo 58, SKing

58, HChamberlain 64.

AmberleyClub Championship

qualifying round2

Ladies: Senior: Lyn Robertson;

Intermediate: Judy Brown; Junior:Jan

Morgan.

Best nett: SharonMarsh 73, 1; Barbara

Scott 75, 2.

Men’s Senior: DeanWilliams;

Intermediate: SteveHartley; Junior:

Robin Denby; Presidents:Bruce Mills.

Best Nett: Darryl Smith67, 1; David

Rowell68, 2; GrantDunlop and Brian

Fitzgerald 70, 4th equal; Ash Genet71, 5.

9Hole Stroke Ladies:Val Crooks 38 nett,

1; Men:MikeCarpenter35, 1; Owen

Patchett 36, 2.

Mid Week Men’s Stableford: NeilRhynd

39pts 1; JohnWigley 38,2;RogerKeith,

and Bruce Mills 36, equal 3.

Mid Week Ladies LGU:Judy Brown 66

nett, 1; Jan Bishop, KatePercy70, equal2,

71.

Rangiora Golf

LadiesLGU: Div 1: Gross: Jo Kent 82 nett

1, BiddyBowring 68, 2; Bev Craigie 72, 3.

Div 2: Gross:Rhonda Warwick 94 nett, 1;

Sonia Reed 72, 2; Mary Harris73, 3, Gaye

Edwards 74, 4.

Div 3: Gross:Belinda Walkyier 100 Nett,

1; Lynley Earl 68, 2; Sandy Hood703;

Debra Ambler 71, 4.

Midweek Men,stroke: Derek Dunn 69, 1;

DennisBennett 70, 2; Tony Burgess 70

(c/b),3.

Fridaymixed open, stableford: Mel

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Osborne 40, 3.

Weekend Men, stroke: Ron Chisnall66, 1;

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Teams in hunt for finals spots

HOCKEY

With only one or two weeksleft

in the regular season,Rangiora

HockeyClub teams will be

hunting for more wins to

propelthem into finals

contention.

The RangioraCBK Division

1men’s team has astrong

chancetoclaim thirdonthe

table,but hasn’t beenhelped

by acoupleofweekendsoff

because of tournaments and

bye rounds.

The Division 1womenwill

be looking to avoidthe wooden

spoon this season as the side

roundsout the bottom­four

playoffs, withgames against

the top andbottom teams in

their pool.The Division 2

women come off abye, with a

chanceofleap­froggingupthe

table from fifth to third if they

can win againstSouthern

Unitedthis weekend.

The Division 3men will wrap

up poolplay in secondspot but

will playtop­of­the­table

SouthernUnitedside this

weekend in what shouldbea

prelude to the final laterinthe

month.

The Division 3womenplay a

double­header thisweekend to

catch up on deferred games.

However withthesegames

being againstthe two leading

teams in the competition, the

side will need to workhard to

claim any points fromthem in

order to secure fourthplace.

The mid­week Men’sand

Women’s teams have

contrastingfortunes. Astringof

good resultssees the Rangiora­

Hurunuiwomen'steam climb

to secondonthe Division 2

ladder, with acomfortable run

to the finals. However, the

Allsorts mid­week men will be

playing to avoid the wooden

spoon in Division 2after

comingupagainst strong

University teams in their final

two gamesofpool play.

All of Rangiora's Platinum

teamsare in good shape

heading intothe finals with the

girls’teams vying for third and

fourthspotsand the boys’

teams sitting in second and

third place in the Platinum

Division 2grade.

On the ball ... Kaitlyn Pullar, in green, from the Rangiora Rockets Ministicks Girls team in action

against the Harewood Lizards.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

In the juniorcompetition,

the RangioraRenegades Kwik

Sticks boys’ team played its

best game of the season against

second­placedHSOB/

Burnside, claiming adeserved

5­3 win.

The RangioraRocketswere

3­1 down late in the second

half, beforeaquick­firethree

goals in the last three minutes

turneddefeat into victory

against ateam to which it

narrowly lost just weeks ago.

Results

Division 1Men: Rangiora

CBK, bye.

Women: Rangiora CBK 3

(Macy Neale2,Sue Shearer 1)

lost to Marist 4. MVP: Claudia

Petrie.

Division 2Women:

Rangiora, bye.

Division 3Men: Rangiora 5

(Mike Roberts3,Rik Roberts 1,

Stephen Kutyn1)beat

UniversityofCanterbury

Apache 1.

Women: Rangiora, bye.

Mid Week Open Men:

Rangiora Allsorts0lost to

UniversityofCanterbury

Wizards 2.

Women: Rangiora Hurunui4

(Keighley Robertson 2, Viki

Holland 1, LouMones­Cazon 1)

beat SouthernUnited1.MVP:

AnnaArmstrong.

PlatinumMen: Rangiora A7

(Brodie Simpson 3, Patrick

Green 1, Ricco Pepper­

Edwards 1, Caleb Orchard 1,

Loock Odendall 1) beat

Rangiora B1.MVP: Loock

Odendall.

RangioraB1(James Clark 1)

losttoRangiora A7.

PlatinumWomen: Rangiora

A0lost to SouthernUnited 2.

MVP:Katelyn Winn.

RangioraB4(Meg Habgood

2, CaitlynDanko 1, Brooke

Cooper 1) beatHinemoa­

Kaiapoi Tawa 0. MVP: Sasha

Smith.

Kwik Sticks Girls: Rangiora

Rascals 0lost to Southern

United 1. MVP:Sophia George.

Rangiora Rubys 3(Sophie

McDonald 1, PJ MacIntosh 1,

Samara Van Wyk 1) beat

Malvern KwikSticks 1. MVP:

PJ MacIntosh.

Rangiora Rhinos 0drew with

St Margaret’sCollege Green 0.

MVP: LillieWilson.

Kwik Sticks Boys: Rangiora

Renegades 5(Harrison Forbes

3, Thomas Hutchison1,Ollie

Taylor 1) beat HSOB/Burnside

Rangers 3. MVP: Cody Harkess.

Rangiora Rampage4(Matt

Corey2,Henry Webb 2) lost to

Hornby Vipers 6. MVP: Matt

Corey.

Kiwi Sticks Girls:Rangiora

Raiders 4(Imogen, Amelia,

Laura)lost to Harewood 7.

MVP: Imogen.

Rangiora Rainbows 9(Ruby

Taylor4,Kayleigh Sweeney 2,

Tallulah Kennet­Ditfort 2,

SophieCartwright 1) beat

HSOB/BurnsideMonkeys 0.

MVP: Tallulah Kennet­Ditfort.

RangioraRebels6beat

Hinemoa­Kaiapoi Pohutakawa

(friendlygame acrossgrades).

MVP: Rose West.

Rangiora RoadRunners 1

drew withWaikirikiri kakis 1.

Kiwi Sticks Boys: Rangiora

Rogueswon by default over

MaristRebels.

Rangiora Rangers 1lost to

MaristInvaders 2.

Mini Sticks Girls: Rangiora

Rabbits 9(Catherine McKellow

4, AdeleFerguson 2, Emma

McKellow 2, AimeeDunlop1)

defeatedCarlton Redcliffs

Dolphins 0.MVP: Emma

McKellow.

Rangiora Rockets 4(Arlette

Newman, Shaylee Eastmond,

Kaitlyn Pullar)beat Harewood

Lizards 3. MVP:EmmaDyndul

and ShayleeEastmond.

Mini Sticks Boys: Rangiora

Roadsters 0lost to Harewood

Heros 11. MVP: TJ Iona.

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RUGBY SUB UNION DRAW

12 th September 2020

UoC Championship

2.45pm Rangiora HS 1st XV vLincoln Combined.

ChchMetroU18 -Section 2

1.00pm RHS2nd XV.

Seewww.sporty.co.nz/drawsresultsstandings

ChchMetroU18 -Section 3

1.00pm Kaiapoi U18 vCBHS,Kai Oval.

Ellesmere/NorthCant/Mid CantCombined U18

1.00pm WaihoravOxford,Tai Tapu 1.

Metro U16Girls

vKaiapoi.See www.sporty.co.nz/drawsresultsstandings

Metro U14-Section 1

11.00amKaiapoi U15vRHS U15 Gold,Kai Oval.

Metro U14-Section 3

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Oxford, Lob Lwr 1.

MikeGreer Homes NorthCanterburyLtd U11

11.00am Ashley Green vSaracens Blue, Lob Jnr 3.

11.00am Ashley Blue vKaiapoi, Lob Jnr 6. 10.00am

Oxford RedvWoodend, Ox Jnr5.

GameofThree Halves

9.30am Ohoka vSaracens Red, Mand Jnr4.

10.15amOxford Black vSaracensRed, Mand Jnr4.

11.00amOhoka vOxfordBlack, MandJnr 4.

MikeGreer Homes NorthCanterburyLtd U10

12.15pm Kaiapoi vAshley Green, Kai Jnr 3. 12.30pm

Ohoka Red vSaracens Red, Mand 2a. 12.15pm Ashley

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9.30am Ashley Green v Saracens Red, Lob Jnr 6.

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MikeGreer HomesNorth CanterburyLtd U7

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Ohoka Green vWoodend, Mand Jnr 6.11.20am Ohoka

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Games of ThreeHalves

11.15am Ashley Blue vOhoka Red, LobJnr 2b.

11.45am OhokaRed vSaracensBlue,Lob Jnr2a.

12.15pm Ashley Blue vSaracensBlue, LobJnr 2b.

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9.30am Ohoka Black vWoodend Green, Mand Jnr 6.

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Saracens Red, Lob 5a.10.30am Ashley White vSaracens

Blue, Lob4b.

Games ofThreeHalves

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10.45am Ashley Blue vOhoka Green, LobJnr 2a.

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Making

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Ministry of Social

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work broker

MichelleBecks, left,

and Enterprise

NorthCanterbury

general manager

Heather Warwick

have joined forces

to helpkeep North

Canterbury working.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

Akeen focus on jobs

By DAVID HILL

Localbusinesses are encouraged to

connect with Enterprise North

Canterbury (ENC)before considering

redundancies.

ENC joined forces with the Ministry of

Social Development(MSD)inJuneto

help keep NorthCanterbury working,

with senior work broker Michelle Becks

now working from ENC’s Kaiapoi base.

‘‘In the past we’vehad crisesinNorth

Canterbury with the earthquakes and

we partnered with MSD to get through

thoseevents,soweapproachedMSD to

partner withthem again,’’ ENC chief

executive Heather Warwick said.

‘‘We wanted to be able to support our

businesses aroundredundancies and

thoselooking to employ staff. We want to

be the ambulanceatthe top of the cliff

rather than at the bottom.’’

Michelle lives in Kaiapoi and has

been with the ministry for 15 years, the

last fivebased in Rangiora.

MSD’sfocus in the Covid­19 era is on

recruitment, redundancysupportand

redeployment, she says.

Michelle is available to talkdirectly to

NorthCanterbury businesses considering

their options or looking to recruit.

‘‘We are asking before they make any

decisions that they givemeacall,’’

Michelle says. ‘‘I’mhappytogoout and

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assistancewith recruitment.

‘‘Priority number one is to retainstaff

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ENC’swebsite has information

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at northcanterbury.co.nz/covid­

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Fundraiser in

fourth year

Volunteer first respondersinOxford

willbenefitfrom amarket­day plant

salenext month.

The Oxford Farmers Market is

holding its annualplant sale on

Sunday, October 11, and is seeking

donationsofplantsfrom plant

nurseriesand individuals.

Lastyear it raised $1300 for

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The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Pegasus Fields! “Gateway to Fine Living”

7outstanding 4hectare (10 acre) lifestyle bare

land blocks. Perfectly located close to the beach,

2kms above state highway and easy commute to

Rangiora, Christchurch and Christchurch Airport.

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What’s happening in your

community…

Night Detours on SH1 Southbound

The Christchurch Northern Corridor Team are

installing large overheard support structures for

new road signage during the night onSH1 near the

Waimakariri Bridge.

This involves lane and full road closures between

10pm and 5am through toTuesday 6October,

affecting Tram Road traffic. Find the full night

work schedule and project update atnzta.govt.nz/

projects/christchurch-motorways

Thieves Target Gardens

Council were disappointed to learn of the the of

plants from the garden beds constructed onOxford

Road. This is the second time that these beds have

been targeted and plants stolen.

Grant MacLeod, Greenspace Manager says, “The

idea behind installing these beds is to beautify the

entrance to Rangiora and to have plants stolen is

incredibly frustrating and costly to ratepayers.”

The new garden beds are between Westpark

Boulevard and Charles Upham Drive and were

designed toenhance the area around the new

footpath and kerb and channel on Oxford Road.

While we know that local residents may be

disappointed, we don’t think that this will be planted

out again due to increased costs.

The Council note that from time to time we do get

thes like this and would encourage the public to

report any suspicious behaviour.

Repairs to Skew Bridge complete

Thanks to everyone for your patience as we repaired

Skew Bridge. We’re pleased to say repairs are now

complete and the bridge is open again totwo-lane

traffic.

Rangiora Service Centre Repairs

Underway

Repair work at the Rangiora Service Centre building

has started and this will see anumber of staff move

to temporary locations around the town centre

while work is completed.

Earlier this year, the Council received information

which suggested parts of the upper floor area of

the building was susceptible to earthquake damage

due to the type of flooring used during the 1990s

building extension.

While repairs are underway the public still have full

access toCustomer Services.

The project will be completed infour stages and the

first was completed at the weekend. Contractors

installed abeam in the Council Chambers to

strengthen this space so that staff can use this as

temporary offices.

Other staff will be housed inleased and will rotate

through these spaces for the length ofthe project,

which is due to be completed by May.

The scope of this project has been significantly

reduced with only the necessary repairs and

upgrades being completed. The budget reflects this

with the project costs now ataround $2.5m down

from $4.3m previously estimated.

Twoproperties have been leased for upto12

months and one more permanently to allow for

planned growth.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

To join visit waimakariri.govt.nz and scroll

down until you see the sign up button.

Community Service

Awards 2020

Nominations are Open

These awards are torecognise

our community volunteers

that goabove and beyond.

Full criteria, details and nomination

forms are available now.

Youcan pick upanomination form from

one of Council’s Service Centres and

Libraries at Rangiora, Kaiapoi and

Oxford and isalso on our website

waimakariri.govt.nz

Criteria

• Anyone who has carried out significant

voluntary services in the Waimakariri

District to: the arts, culture, education,

health, recreation, sport, welfare or youth.

• Must be nominated by two people of the

Waimakariri District.

This year’s Community Service Awards

ceremony will be held in November.

Nominations close 5pm,

Friday 18 September 2020

Checking in

on your bin…

We’re doing

recycling bin checks

across the District to

make sure they have

the right items going

into them.

Check your letterbox for

an information pack about

your bin check and how to

recyclethe right way.

FRI

25

SEP

5–8pm

Raven Quay

Kaiapoi

rethinkrubbish.co.nz

FREE

FESTIVAL

To Acknowledge 10 Years from The Earthquakes

Join us for Fun, Food &Fireworks

Food &Market Stalls +

Roving Entertainers +

Outdoor Screen Slide show

reflecting on 10yrs +

LIVE BAND

THE ALLIN DRIVE BAND

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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those thathavesupportedthis event...

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Misco Joinery, Blackwell’s Kaiapoi, Silverstream, Smith Crane &Construction,

Waimakariri Arts Trust, Waimakariri District Council, Kaiapoi Club,

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For more information visit:

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Give usyour

feedback

Roadside Spraying

Public Notice

Chemical contol

of vegetation

Residents of the Waimakariri District

are advised that our vegetation control

contractor (Sicon Ltd) is to commence

roadside spraying in all areas in

September 2020. The chemical used

is aglyphosate base (Roundup). This

operation will continue intermittently

when required and weather permitting,

through to April 2021.

If any resident has any legitimate concern

with this operation, they should contact

the Waimakariri District Council customer

services team.

Carl Grabowski

Roading Operations Team Leader

Place used

masks and gloves

in the rubbish.

Single-use masks and gloves

unfortunately can’t be recycled.

Cut the mask ties and make sure

they go in arubbish bin instead.

rethinkrubbish.co.nz

Teams head south

Kaiapoi North School’s senior

basketball teams are heading

to aSouth Island tournament

after adisrupted season.

The school’s Year 7/8 boys’

and girls’ teams were to

compete at the AIMS Games in

Tauranga next month, but they

were cancelled over Covid­19.

Instead, the teams will go to

Oamaru during the

September/October school

holidays for the South Island

tournament, normally held in

July.

Principal Jason Miles says it

is disappointing to miss the

AIMS Games, with the school

only sending teams every two

years.

But the school has had a

dominant season, with both

Year 7/8 teams and the Year

5/6 girls’ team winning their

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in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

CASH /CASH ! for any

unwanted vehicles, ph 03

347 9354 or 027 476 2404.

Wanted To Buy

OLDER style tractor with

afront end loader bucket.

Phone 03 319 5756 Peter

Kerr.

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or

313 1878.

GOOSE EGGS for craft

purposes. Please phone

Helen 03 313 1557.

Pets

For Sale

200 LITRE steel drums,

$10 each. Ph 027 440 1230.

CANON Ink Jet printer and

flat bed scanner $50. Phone

313 7563.

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

Situations Vacant

RELIABLE PERSON

REQUIRED

If you are adog-loving person who

can turn your hand to everything from

dog caregiving /kennel management

to office work, with apositive &cheery

attitude we may be interested in you.

Part-time. Some additional weekend

work may be required.

Written references. Clean driving

licence & helpful attitude essential,

initiative and experience managing

multiple dogs helpful.

Email your application to

R.DeBoyer@xtra.co.nz

NEWS AND CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

local competitions, and the

Year 5/6 boys finishing fourth.

The Year 7/8 competitions

were dominated by North

Canterbury teams, with

Ashgrove School finishing

second in the girls’

competition, and the Loburn

School boys’ also runners­up.

‘‘The school has had astrong

basketball programme for

many years due to the

leadership and organisation

of teacher Megan Gilmore.’’

Mr Miles says it is rewarding

to see so many former pupils

continuing to enjoy basketball

after they leave the school.

‘‘Many current and former

students represent North

Canterbury, and former

students have also gone as far

as gaining scholarships at

American universities.’’

Rotary ClubofRangiora

Charitable Trust

ALEX MURRAY

EDUCATION AWARD 2020

The Rotary Club of Rangiora awards agrant each

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,

to assist ayoung person about to leave school to

undertake further training at an education centre,

polytechnic or university.

The grant, to a value of $5000, will be awarded

to ayoung person living in either the Waimakariri

or Hurunui Districts. The grant is to assist with

course costs and/or study materials (excluding

accommodation costs) over the first two years of

tertiarystudy.

We are calling for applications for this grant for study

to becommenced in 2021.

The application form may be obtained by emailing

ayers.david@xtra.co.nz.

Applications will close on Thursday 8th October

2020.

2312601

Wanted To Rent

BICHON HOMESTAY RETIRED gentlebloke

for smaller dogs. We look seeking single bedroom

after your dog in our home. cottage in quiet country

"No kennels". Phone today location up to 40 mins

03 314 6110.

away from Christchurch.

Very good references.

Telephone 020 4077 7307.

Gardening

WANTED! Are you

having agarden clean up?

Looking for small tussocks

and flax’s for North Canterbury

BMX Club in Rangiora

to beautify our track

and grounds. Please phone

Kerryn 021 288 4848 to

organise collection. Please

do not drop any at the track.

2311260

Public Notices

Situations Vacant

MEET the Electoral

Candidates at Balcairn

Hall, Tuesday 15th September

2020 - 7pm. We

have invited the following

four candidates who represent

their incumbent party

to meet the good people

here at the southern boundary

of our electoral area:-

Greens Richard McCubbin,

Labour Matt Flight,

National Stuart Smith, NZ

First Jamie Arbuckle. This

is your chance to ask your

questions and raise any

concerns. Written questions

for the candidates can be

submitted at the meeting

but we would prefer written

submissions ahead of time

emailed to the Society’s

Secretary

via

balcairnpublichall@gmail.com.

During the light supper

there will be an opportunity

to mingle and talk to the

candidates. Gold coin

donation would be appreciated.

Please monitor our

Facebook page/email for

advice of the need for swift

cancellation.

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VINEYARD &OLIVE GROVE WORKER

We have a fixed-term position available

through to April 2021, for an energetic,

physically fit worker on our family, organic

vineyard &olive grove in the Waipara Valley.

The successful applicant will need proven

ability in working outdoors in challenging

conditions. This will be a 32 hour/week

position. Experience would be an advantage

but not essential.

Please apply with CV &covering letter to:

info@terraceedge.co.nz

2312425

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Our wonderful office lady is

retiring after 12 years.

We are abusy Kaiapoi garage

looking for ateam player with

acan do attitude. This is afull

time position.

In the first instance please

contact Brigitte on 027 249 1703

2312536

Experienced Restaurant Manager

for Indian Restaurant in Kaiapoi

Full Time 30-35 hours per week

Must have Duty Manager Certificate

At least 2years experience as Restaurant

Manager

Please apply with your CV to

eat@tikkatalk.nz

Applications close Thursday 24 th September 2020

Delta Utility Services is seeking an

Environmental Construction Worker to join

our team in Kaikoura.

The role involves a variety of grounds

maintenance, weedspray operations, and

mowing for our main customers in the area.

The successful applicant will have experience,

understand health and safety best practice,

enjoy working outdoors in all weather, and

have aclean class 1license. All equipment

provided.

Apply now!

Applications close 21 September, 2020.

Email your CV to careers@thinkdelta.co.nz.

Public Notices

MEMORABLE

MUSICAL MOMENTS

Concert3,3pm

27 September

St Bartholomew’s

Church, 23 Cass St,

Kaiapoi

with an organ recital,

Chaperone Trio, six

hands at one piano

&Sharon Russell,

country&western.

Adult $10, Family $25 (2

adults, up to 3children).

Includes afternoon tea.

Tickets from

Kaiapoi I-Site (cash only)

or online from

www.trybooking.com

until end 24 September.

Admission by ticket only.

2311190

An Anglican Parish of

Kaiapoi event.

2312432

2311581


CLASSIFIEDS

38 The North Canterbury News, September 10, 2020

Public Notices

Notification of Weight and Speed Limits on Bridges

HeavyMotor Vehicle Regulations 1974, Regulation 11

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to regulation 11(3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Hurunui

District Council has fixed the following maximum weight and speed limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations

including aheavy motor vehicle on the bridges describedhereunder:

Limits

Name of Road Name of Bridge Maximum Gross Weight Maximum Speed

weight onany (maximum sum Limit km/hr

one axle of axle weights)

Tekoa Rd Island Hills 3500kg Gross. 10km/hr

One vehicle at a

time on bridge

Tekoa Rd Mandamus 20km/hr

LowryPeaks Rd Palmside 10km/hr

Woodbank Rd Woodbank (Rogerson) 90% Class 1 30km/hr

InlandRd Conway 44000kg Gross.

One heavy vehicle

at atime on bridge

Tophouse Rd St James 1500kg 2500kg

Mendip Rd Mendip Hills 90% Class 1 10km/hr

Blythe Rd Lower Hurunui Swing One heavy vehicle

at atime on bridge

Cat Hill Rd Hydes 44000kg Gross

Mount Palm Track Mt Palm 10km/hr

Nonoti Rd Nonoti Overbridge 10km/hr

Brodies Rd Grey Burn 50% Class1 10km/hr

Holleth Hills Rd Holleth Hills 10km/hr

Berriedale Rd Morris 10km/hr

Cotswold Rd Cotswold 10km/hr

MacDonald Downs Rd MacDonald Downs 10km/hr

Megowans Rd Megowans 80% Class 1

Kilmarnock Rd Deans Bridge Closed

Stonyhurst Rd Meehans 10km/hr

Stag and Spey Rd Herds 10km/hr

Balmoral Station Rd Davidsons 70% Class 1

Attention is drawn to the applicable penalties and infringement fees set out in Schedule 1A or Part 3ofSchedule 1B of

the Land Transport(Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999, which apply to infringements of these limits.

September 2020

Dan Harris

Chief Operations Officer

Hurunui District Council

2311009

North Canterbury Dive Club

2020 AGM

Proposed Temporary Road Closure

2020 Lone Star Canterbury Rally

Stages 2, 3, 4, 5&6

The Hurunui District Council has received an application

from Autosport Car Club Inc. requesting the temporary

closure of various roads across the Hurunui District.

This closure is requested to safely runthe 2020 Lone Star

CanterburyRally forone dayonSunday 20 October 2020.

Roads affected are listed below. Partial or full closure of

these roads may occur for short periods, please refer to

our website for full details. www.hurunui.govt.nz

RamPaddock Rd

Sinclair Rd

MacDonald Downs Rd

Blythe Rd

Broxton Rd

StonyhurstRd

Kaiwara Rd

Onepunga Rd

Eggleston Rd

Berriedale Rd

Leamington Rd

BrodiesRd

Kaiwara West Rd

Happy Valley Rd

Objections to all or partofthe proposed closures will need

to be lodged with council by

Mid-day,Wednesday 16 September 2020

email:

post:

to be held at

at Mandeville Tavern,

99 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi on the

28 th September at 7.30pm

All existing and new members welcome.

Enquiries 027 560 6902

2312410

info@hurunui.govt.nz

Hurunui District Council,

PO Box 13

Amberley 7441

This closure is proposed under paragraph 11(e) of the Tenth

Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974. The proposed

closure will apply to all vehicular traffic with the exception of

emergency services vehicles.

2312551

THE ROTARY

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FRIDAY 2ND &

SATURDAY 3RD

OCTOBER 2020

PHONE

RANGIORA BOROUGH

SCHOOL HALL

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DONATING BOOKS, MAGAZINES,

DVDS, CDS, PUZZLES, RECORDS.

IF YOU HAVE BOOKS

ETC TO DONATE WECAN

COLLECT THEM.

027 472 4439

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE

AT: Z RANGIORA

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Rangiora Charitable Trust

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2310684

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR ON

LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT2012

Holco Holdings Ltd has

made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Rangiora for the issue of

an On Licence in respect of

the premises situated at 37

High Street, Rangiora or the

Tavern Sports Bar known as

Mainstreet Sports Bar.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Tavern.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday to Thursday 8am

-11pm, Friday &Saturday

8am -1am, Sunday 8am -

11pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may bemade

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 ofthe Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 3rd September

2020. 2310757v2

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Demir Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an On Licence in

respect of the premises

situated at 220 High

Street, Rangiora or the

Restaurant known as The

Ottoman.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or

to be conducted) under

the licence is Turkish

Restaurant.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended to

be) sold under the licence

are Monday to Sunday

10.30am to 9.30pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the Sale and Supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.This is

the first publication of this

notice.

2311582v1

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

REPENTANCE AND

BAPTISM ARE ESSENTIAL

FOR SALVATION

The Bible presents hope for afuture life. But firstly,

there are steps to lead us to God and anew way

of life. An understanding of God’s will, achange

in our way of life, leading to baptism are critical to

be saved. The book of Mark 16:16 states ‘He that

believes and is baptized shall be saved, and he that

believes not shall be condemned’

Today is the day to choose where we stand.

All welcome -

Sunday 13th September,7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street

Contact phone 03 352 5453

Website: bibletruthandprophecy

Entertainment

TRADITIONAL Dutch

Music Concert, at the

Balcairn Hall, 4 Ashby

Road, Balcairn, Sunday

27th September 2pm, tickets

$10 adult, $5 student

from Blackwells Kaiapoi,

Artisan Rangiora, Sally

Macs Amberley. Limited

door sales / Dutch afternoon

tea. Internet bookings,

updates and enquiries to

deb.vink406@gmail.com.

Educational

2312417

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary to

NCEA level 3. Math, Literacy

and Science (NCEA).

Each student on an individually,

tailoured programme.

Kip McGrath

Rangiora has been serving

the local community for 30

years. Give us a call or

book your free assessment

online 03 313 3638 https:/

/www.kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora.

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

JCapers Limited has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal of

an On Licence in respect of

the premises situated at 56

Fletchers Road, Loburn or

the Restaurant known as

Lemongrass.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Restaurant /Cafe.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be) sold

under the licence are 1 st

May -31 st August Mon -Wed

9am -8pm, Thurs -Sun 9am

-10pm then 1 st September to

30 th April 9am -10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 working days after the

date of the publication of this

notice, file anotice in writing

of the objection with the

Secretary of the Waimakariri

District Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than a matter specified in

section 131 of the Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice

was first published on 3rd

September 2020.

2309629v2

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

BUILDERS father &son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.

CARPENTER / Painter

specialising in alterations &

renovations, repairs &

maintenance, 35 plus years,

experienced

builder. Telephone Trevor

313 5013 or 027 431 1864.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silicone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

Livestock

HOMEKILL

&Wild Game

Meat Processing

313 0022

2309602MEAT2U.NZ

WANTED

CULL COWS

Injured –ok

0272-63-28-28

2310154

Trade&Services

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

DECORATORS

Lilybrook Decorators. Now

semi-retired looking for

those odd jobs. Phone

Gordon 027 430 2938.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

PAINTER, qualified, local

professional. Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant.

Exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PLASTIC WELDING

North Canterbury Specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

concrete bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SHEEP SHEARING -

mobile. Fast, friendly, professional

service. 25 years

exp. Shearing, drenching,

hoof trimming etc. Call

Shaun 021 204 1274.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

licenced Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email

heather.norstar@gmail.com.

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

rock, paving, all alterations

- new and old. Quality

workmanship. Visit www.

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601 3145.


Trade&Services

SHEARER. Hap’sFarm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

312 1214 or 021 267 4025.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Trade&Services

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

Automotive &Recovery

2091848

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2225862

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Trade&Services

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

REMOVALISTS

2Men &agood

sized truck.

From $157 per hour

(incl gst).Kaiapoibased.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2225244

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

2253902

Builder

Trade&Services

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

Trade &Services

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Builder

Accountant

DENTURE CLINIC

39

Debra Jowsey &Karla Kilner

Ph 03314 9480

We help with all Taxreturns for the

salary &wage earner,self employed, rental,

business, farm,GST,pay dayfiling, rental returns

2287949

2070788

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

Contact Jamie for

your free quote:

027 2754099

info@jgbuild.co.nz

North Canterbury

owned &operated

Renovation specialists

New homes, alterations

&farm buildings

2309608

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Computer Repairs

Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

2276525v2

Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

Electrician

Electrician

Scaffolding

2089195v2-4/4-S

Electrician

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

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

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

2020478

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Motorcycle Service &Repair

2305591

▶ Service ▶ Repairs ▶ Tyres ▶ Rental

▶ WOF arranged ▶ Quality work

▶ Affordable rates

South Pacific Motorcycle Services

- your LOCAL motorcycle service centre

Ph: 03 312 0066 |www.motorbiketours.co.nz

office@motorbiketours.co.nz

SERVICES

Domestic Commercial Industrial

Heatpumps and servicing

Contact Jeremy your local electrician

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

2302105

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

2172994

Water Blasting

ENVIROTEC

Waterblasting Ltd

Servicing Canterbury

Commercial &Residential


SPRINGTIME

Get cleanedupfor

the summer

months, getrid of

the winter grime.




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FREE QUOTES

0800 SITECLEAN

(0800 748 325)

Mobile 0274 369 187

2197694

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

Windows & Doors

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz

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

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Visit us at Totalspan North Canterbury

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