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READERS EVERY ISSUE<br />

Local MPs<br />

withstand<br />

swing to left<br />

Arthur the mane attraction<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

TheWaimakaririand Kaikoura<br />

electoratesremained blueinaseaofred<br />

on Saturday night, but not beforesome<br />

anxious moments for National’ssitting<br />

members of Parliament.<br />

Matt Doocey,inthe<br />

Waimakariri electorate,and<br />

StuartSmith,inKaikoura,<br />

hung on to whathad been<br />

consideredsafe seats before<br />

electionnight, buttheir<br />

margins wereslashed.<br />

Mr Doocey’s 10,799­vote<br />

majorityin2017, was cut by<br />

nearly 9000 votes, withthe<br />

provisionalcount showing<br />

him1976 ahead of Labour’s<br />

DanRosewarne.<br />

Mr Smith’s 2017 majority of<br />

10,553 waswhittled by about<br />

two­thirds by Labour’s Matt<br />

Flight to <strong>22</strong>82.<br />

Whilethe voters re­elected<br />

thesittingMPs, thepartyvote<br />

belonged to Labourinboth<br />

electorates, particularlyin<br />

theWaimakaririseat, where<br />

party support fell fromthe<br />

57.6 percent to themid­20s.<br />

Mr Dooceysays he is<br />

humbled by the support given<br />

to him, and is optimistic about<br />

thefuture.<br />

‘‘It is an opportunity to stepupand Iwill<br />

definitelybedoing that.<br />

‘‘My personalvote wasdouble my party<br />

vote. Thatsays to me thatpeople have<br />

valuedthe work Ihave put in over the<br />

time Ihavebeen in Parliament.<br />

‘‘We sawthat abit with (former Labour<br />

Matt Doocey<br />

Stuart Smith<br />

MP) Clayton Cosgrove. The Waimakariri is<br />

aplacewherepeople rewardtheir local<br />

MPs.’’<br />

People voted forcontinuity.Internal<br />

disciplinewithinthe National Party did<br />

not help the party’s cause,hesaid.<br />

‘‘Quitesimply, if people thinkwecan’t<br />

manageourselves,they are<br />

not going to trust us to<br />

managethe country,’’ Mr<br />

Doocey says.<br />

It was the first electionhe<br />

had facedwithout the Green<br />

party in the mix in the<br />

Waimakaririelectorate,<br />

which he believesaccounted<br />

for about 2000 votesgoing to<br />

Labour.<br />

‘‘There wasabit more<br />

squeezethere, and Ihad been<br />

told by farmers, not justlocal<br />

ones, theywouldbevoting<br />

Labourtokeepthe Greens<br />

out, andtheir wealth tax.’’<br />

He wasback in Wellington<br />

on Mondayattending to his<br />

duties as whip, organising the<br />

induction of the fivenew<br />

NationalMPs,beforethe first<br />

caucus meeting of around 32<br />

membersonTuesday.<br />

Nineteenmembers were<br />

farewelled—amix of<br />

retirees andthose who<br />

missedout on election night.<br />

Meanwhile,MrRosewarne is unsure<br />

about hispolitical futureafter runningso<br />

close to MattDoocey.<br />

He is twospotsawayfromcoming in on<br />

the Labour Party list, withabout 480,000<br />

specialvotestobecounted.<br />

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Leithfield filmand television<br />

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premiere in New Zealand on<br />

<strong>October</strong>30.<br />

The new high­concept,<br />

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AinsleyGardinerand Georgina<br />

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Reunion tells the storyof<br />

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Ellie, playedbyNew<br />

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The filmwas made in<br />

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Emotionally charged story ... Leithfield film and television producer Nadia Maxwell, right, with<br />

English actress Julia Ormond on the Wellington set of Reunion,anew psychological thriller. Reunion<br />

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‘‘Thegrand damewas built<br />

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eclectictastes in horror films<br />

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He is counting on many of<br />

thosefavouringLabour.<br />

Hisfortune may alsohang<br />

on the outcomeinthe<br />

Waiarikielectorate,where<br />

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Each member contributed patches,<br />

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Rumours are rife in Hanmer<br />

Springs that the Heritage<br />

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owner.<br />

The complex was<br />

mothballed in May in the<br />

aftermath of the Covid­19<br />

lockdown.<br />

It now appears CPG<br />

Hotels could be about to<br />

breath new life into the<br />

historic hotel.<br />

CPG Hotels, the recent<br />

buyer of Terrace Downs, a<br />

resort­style property near<br />

the Rakaia Gorge that<br />

boasts agolf course, is<br />

advertising for staff for its<br />

$6.6 million acquisition.<br />

Within the same<br />

advertisement for Terrace<br />

Downs staff, it is also asking<br />

for expressions of interest<br />

for senior staff roles at a<br />

‘‘historic hotel property’’.<br />

The advertisement says<br />

the Spanish­style building<br />

has been adrawcard to the<br />

area for decades, and will<br />

continue to showcase the<br />

‘‘abundance of local<br />

produce and thermal<br />

activities in the area’’.<br />

CPG has 10 properties in<br />

its portfolio, and the<br />

advertisement on the<br />

website Seek says both<br />

operations are scheduled to<br />

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‘‘CPG Hotels is ayoung<br />

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CPG is looking for a<br />

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manager, food and beverage<br />

manager, housekeeping<br />

manager, conference coordinator,<br />

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manager, and business<br />

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both properties.<br />

The mothballing of the<br />

Heritage Hotel was seen as a<br />

huge loss for the Hanmer<br />

Springs community.<br />

It was not only used for<br />

conferences and business<br />

meetings, but was apopular<br />

wedding venue.<br />

The 66 privately owned<br />

units, some in the hotel and<br />

some on the grounds, were<br />

run as abody corporate and<br />

leased back to the hotel.<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie<br />

Black said at the time of the<br />

mothballing that the job<br />

losses were gut­wrenching.<br />

‘‘It is abig shock because<br />

of the personal impact its<br />

closure will have on many<br />

families in the Hanmer<br />

basin and further afield,’’<br />

she said.<br />

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Aproposed quarry at the Rangiora<br />

Racecoursewas described as crazy at a<br />

Stop the Quarrypublic meetingonMonday<br />

night.<br />

Facilitator John Mathersaid thatwhile<br />

respecting Taggart, which is proposing the<br />

quarry, and the racecourse owners, ‘‘we<br />

utterly rejecttheir crazy quarryproposal at<br />

the racecourse’’.<br />

He said the meetingaimed to give people<br />

attending achance to sharetheir concerns,<br />

learnabout theprogress madebythe group<br />

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‘‘We know theyprovide employment and<br />

contribute to thiscommunity.<br />

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racecourse owners.<br />

‘‘In fact many of us support horse racing<br />

andlike living near the facility,’’hesaid.<br />

Around 200 peopleattended the meeting<br />

at the RangioraBaptist Church Hall to<br />

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4 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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PrincipalStuartPriddy said<br />

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He contactedthe Electoral<br />

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HanmerSprings faces a<br />

worker crisis, as business<br />

booms.<br />

Finding stafftohelpcope<br />

with demand, andthenfinding<br />

somewherefor them to live, is<br />

provingdifficult, says<br />

Christine Hall, of CH<br />

Solutions.<br />

Christine,who provides<br />

business support throughout<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>, saysthe<br />

villageisrocking, defying the<br />

effects of Covid­19,asvisitors<br />

flocktothe townfor rest and<br />

recreation.<br />

Butwith theincrease in<br />

visitors to the alpine village,<br />

staffinghas becomea<br />

problem.<br />

‘‘Hanmerhas acrisis.<br />

Workershavenowheretostay.<br />

Thevillage is booming, butitis<br />

very hardtoget staff and even<br />

harder to findaccommodation<br />

forthe incomingworkers.<br />

‘‘If you are looking to rent<br />

outaroom over the summer,<br />

letmeknow,’’ she says.<br />

Christine says vacancies<br />

have oftenbeenfilled in the<br />

past by international<br />

travellers,suchasbackpackers.<br />

However, Covid­19<br />

endedthat.<br />

With no unemploymentin<br />

HanmerSprings, accordingto<br />

theMinistryofSocial<br />

Development,workers are<br />

short.<br />

Filipinos whose partners<br />

aredairyworkersare in a<br />

tenuous position,Christine<br />

says, unless the government<br />

Buoyant trading ... Hanmer Springs has rebounded well since the lockdown, but worker shortages<br />

are creating problems.<br />

PHOTO:FILE<br />

extends work visas.<br />

Shenotesthat job vacancies<br />

areramping up on Trade Me<br />

andSeek, but businesses are<br />

struggling to fill vacancies.<br />

Hurunui DistrictCouncil<br />

chiefexecutive Hamish<br />

Dobbie says accommodation<br />

optionstighten as thesummer<br />

season approaches.<br />

‘‘It is difficult forany tourist<br />

town.’’<br />

He saysthere could be a<br />

collaborativesolutionif<br />

commercial organisationsgot<br />

together.<br />

HanmerSprings Thermal<br />

Pools andSpa general<br />

manager GraemeAbbot agrees<br />

business is growing in the<br />

town. He said it washard to<br />

imagineinMarch,during<br />

lockdown, thatbusinesses<br />

would bounce back so well.<br />

‘‘Wehad avery goodschool<br />

holidays (atthe pools). It was<br />

up 19 percent on lastyear.’’<br />

But he believes thepinchto<br />

find staffand accommodation,<br />

is alittledifferent from<br />

previous years.<br />

‘‘It is always hard,’’ he says.<br />

Some businesses arranged<br />

accommodation forstaffand<br />

rentedafew houses.<br />

‘‘We (the pools)are looking<br />

at that option ourselves.The<br />

main differenceisthat midweek<br />

business hasincreased.<br />

‘‘It is stillnot likea<br />

weekend, butithas bounced<br />

back.’’<br />

Literary tea party in Amberley proves ahit<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Poetry and oratory were to the fore at<br />

the Hurunui Library in Amberley on<br />

Sunday during the 13th annual Writers’<br />

Tea Party.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> authors Laura<br />

Borrowdale, Philip Norman and Doc<br />

Drumheller entertained the audience.<br />

Drumheller warmed up the crowd<br />

with quirky poems from his art journal<br />

Catalyst and asing­along to Oma Rapeti.<br />

Drumheller inspired some good<br />

chuckles with his poem about the time<br />

he thought he had re­discovered an<br />

extinct bird.<br />

He also shared asad, thoughtful, yet<br />

still playful poem that explored his<br />

need to tend the vegetables in his<br />

father’s hothouse after his death.<br />

Norman, known for composing the<br />

Footrot Flats musical along with many<br />

other achievements in his 40­year<br />

career, shared some excerpts from his<br />

biography, Douglas Lilburn: His Life and<br />

Music.<br />

He amused the crowd with some<br />

thoughts about the value of art and had<br />

everyone laughing when he shared his<br />

original lyrics for apop song about<br />

publicity.<br />

Local poet Bernadette Hall, who<br />

hosted the event with support from the<br />

Hurunui Arts Council, primed the<br />

audience for Laura Borrowdale’s Sex,<br />

with Animals collection of short stories.<br />

She read Guilt,arather raunchy<br />

poem by Borrowdale that had been<br />

published in the literary arts journal<br />

Catalyst.<br />

Borrowdale herself wasn’t so<br />

confident about the reception that Sex,<br />

with Animals would receive and opted<br />

instead to read anew piece titled Guilt<br />

Trip.<br />

Guilt Trip is arelatable and<br />

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the ghost of the author’s mother<br />

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dishes —but her mother isn’t dead. She<br />

lives in Temuka.<br />

Audience member Mari Scott said she<br />

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our own community, so it is wonderful<br />

to come and hear about them and see<br />

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NEWS AND OPINION<br />

6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

In the Electoratewith<br />

MattDoocey<br />

MP forWaimakariri<br />

Authorised by MattDoocey,Level1ConwayLane,188 High Street,Rangiora.<br />

Support appreciated<br />

Thank you Waimakaririfor continuingto<br />

supportmeasyourlocal MP.Itisa<br />

privilege to represent you in the53rd<br />

Parliament.<br />

Lookingback, it hasbeen abusytime<br />

in Waimakariri.<br />

Together,wehave tackled Covid­19<br />

and lockdown, getting behind ourlocal<br />

businesses to support them.<br />

As local MP, it wasmyprivilegeto<br />

supportour community during this time.<br />

My teamand Iwere set up remotely from<br />

day oneofthe lockdown, responding and<br />

connecting with ourresidents,<br />

community groups andbusinesses.<br />

At my WaimakaririJob Summit, local<br />

business­owners met withmetosee how<br />

we could boost business confidence in<br />

Waimakariri to keep peopleinjobsand<br />

grownew jobs.<br />

Workingtogether, we’ve locked in<br />

somesignificantgains forour<br />

community overthe pastterm.<br />

These haveincluded securing afterhours<br />

health care, saving our Waikuku<br />

bus service, bringing forward the thirdlaning<br />

over theWaimakaririBridge to<br />

makejourneys easier for our morning<br />

commuters,fightingfor asignalised<br />

crossingfor Woodend at theschool,and<br />

standing up for Belfast residents against<br />

aproposal to store 40,000balesofwaste<br />

nearhomes. Iwillcontinue workinghard<br />

to build on thesegains.<br />

Likeothers,Iamconcerned aboutthe<br />

lossofleadershipwithinthe <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

DistrictHealth Board and Iwant to<br />

ensure thisdoesn’timpact on<br />

timeframes forour after­hours<br />

healthcarefacility.<br />

Iammeeting withthe interimchief<br />

executiveofthe health board to ensure<br />

the building of our new facility continues<br />

to be prioritised.<br />

Iamalso meeting with theNew<br />

Zealand TransportAgency overarange<br />

of transport concerns,includingthe<br />

continuationofour fight for aWoodend<br />

Bypass andtoholdthe agency to its<br />

commitment to provide Woodend<br />

familieswithasignalisedcrossing<br />

before the newschoolyear. Ialso want<br />

them to meet timeframes in delivering<br />

solutionstothe problem of poorvisibility<br />

at the Tram Road off­ramp.<br />

In Parliament, as National’smental<br />

health spokesman—and after<br />

campaigning for across­party approach<br />

to mental health in NewZealand—Iam<br />

looking forward to launchingthe Zero<br />

Suicide Aotearoa cross­party reportin<br />

Parliament and debatingitinthe<br />

chamber.<br />

It is seldomareport gets to be debated<br />

in Parliament and this signifieshow<br />

strongly Ibelieve that across­party<br />

approachisthe only way forwardfor<br />

New Zealanders. This will deliver longterm<br />

solutionsand breakdown the<br />

barriers to progress in responding to the<br />

growingdemand formental­health<br />

services.<br />

Speed reductions planned<br />

Temporaryspeed reductionsonall<br />

approachestothe intersection of<br />

Flaxton Road and Fernside Road will<br />

be in placesoon.<br />

The reductions from80kmh to 60kmh,<br />

are temporary until aroundaboutis<br />

built, with work expected to startin<br />

January 2021.<br />

Funding for the roundaboutwas<br />

approved by Waka Kotahi New Zealand<br />

Transport Agencyinmid­<strong>2020</strong>and<br />

design work has started.<br />

It is hoped the roundabout willbe<br />

finished by the end of June next year.<br />

Council roading and transport<br />

manager JoanneMcBride says an<br />

increase in trafficvolumesand several<br />

crashes at the intersection in the last<br />

two years, two of which havebeen<br />

serious, have prompted the temporary<br />

speedreductions.<br />

The 60kmh limit will apply on<br />

Fernside Road west on the stretch near<br />

Flaxton Road, and Flaxton Road north<br />

and southofFernside Road.<br />

The full length of Fernside Road east,<br />

between Flaxton Roadand Lineside<br />

Road,will be cut from 100kmh to 80kmh.<br />

Consultation on permanent speedlimitchanges<br />

will occur soon.<br />

SpeedlimitsonsectionsofFlaxton<br />

Road and west alongFernside Road<br />

were reduced from 100kmhto80kmhin<br />

late December2016.<br />

Waimakariri<br />

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor<br />

An eye to the future<br />

We all have ideas and visions of the kind<br />

of community, district and region we<br />

want future generations to inherit.<br />

There are tangible decisions which<br />

can be made in the coming years around<br />

infrastructure, transport, jobs, wellbeing<br />

and climate change, as well as<br />

input on development trends that will<br />

influence how our communities grow.<br />

The Greater Christchurch Partnership<br />

is acombination of the Waimakariri,<br />

Selwyn and Christchurch City councils,<br />

Ngai Tahu, Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

the <strong>Canterbury</strong> District Health Board<br />

and representatives of central<br />

government.<br />

The partnership has been around<br />

since 2007 and provided astrong<br />

foundation for the rapid and coordinated<br />

local response after the<br />

2010/11 earthquakes.<br />

It is now turning its eyes firmly to the<br />

future.<br />

We want to make sure we are planning<br />

now to ensure that we are ready for the<br />

challenges and opportunities ahead.<br />

To do this, we are commencing a<br />

project –Greater Christchurch 2050 –<br />

which, at its core, is about ensuring we<br />

have an aspirational vision and clear<br />

plan to build astrong future for our<br />

children and grandchildren.<br />

The starting point in this project is<br />

community engagement. We want to<br />

understand what our community values<br />

are as we look to the future to inform the<br />

development of the Greater<br />

Christchurch 2050 vision and plan.<br />

The partnership would like to hear<br />

what your vision is on how the Greater<br />

Christchurch area should grow and<br />

ultimately look in 2050.<br />

People can share their vision by<br />

visiting greaterchristchurch.org.nz and<br />

undertaking ashort survey before<br />

November 8.<br />

Your input will help influence each<br />

organisation’s future plans so that we<br />

are all working together to achieve a<br />

collective vision for Greater<br />

Christchurch.<br />

It’s easy to have your say. Your views<br />

are important.<br />

Iwelcome contact from anyone who<br />

needs assistance or has an issue that<br />

they may want to discuss. Email me at<br />

mayor@wmk.govt.nz or phone (021)<br />

906 437. I’m here to help.<br />

Speed feedback sought<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The Waimakariri District Council is<br />

asking for feedback on reducing speed<br />

limits south of Kaiapoi to improve<br />

safety.<br />

If approved, the speed limit on Main<br />

<strong>North</strong> Road, Tram Road, Doubledays<br />

Road and several side streets would be<br />

dropped to 60kmh.<br />

“The safety of road users is one of<br />

council’s top priorities”, says council<br />

roading and transport manager Joanne<br />

McBride.<br />

“Making sure speed limits are<br />

appropriate for local conditions is one<br />

way we can reduce the risk for<br />

everyone.”<br />

The review follows several upcoming<br />

major changes to roads in the<br />

surrounding area, which include new<br />

traffic lights at Tram Road, ashared<br />

path along Main <strong>North</strong> Road, and<br />

upgrades to State Highway 1.<br />

Feedback is open until Friday,<br />

November 6, with council staff<br />

available at the Ohoka Market on<br />

Friday, <strong>October</strong> 23, to talk through the<br />

proposals and answer questions.<br />

“We want to hear what the<br />

community think of the speed limit<br />

proposals, and if there are any other<br />

factors we should consider,” Ms<br />

McBride says.<br />

After collecting feedback, staff will<br />

report to the community boards and the<br />

council to make afinal decision.<br />

Changes proposed:<br />

Main <strong>North</strong> Road between the Old<br />

Waimakariri River Bridge and the<br />

Neeves Road intersection: 80kmh to<br />

60kmh.<br />

Main <strong>North</strong> Road, between the<br />

Neeves Road intersection and Kaiapoi,<br />

at the existing 50kmh limit change,<br />

80kmh to 60kmh.<br />

Tram Road between Main <strong>North</strong><br />

Road and apoint 180 metres past the<br />

eastern intersection of Greigs Road,<br />

including 50m to 100m of the motorway<br />

on and off­ramps, 100kmh to 60kmh.<br />

Doubledays Road, 100kmh to 60kmh.<br />

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considerationsfor anyredevelopment of<br />

theMuseum.<br />

“They wanted to seethe blue whale<br />

skeleton back on display, improved<br />

visitorfacilities andnew prehistoric<br />

animal exhibits. People also want us<br />

to retain favourites such as Discovery,<br />

theChristchurchStreetand Fred and<br />

Myrtle’s Pāua ShellHouse.”<br />

He says that Athfield Architects<br />

have capturedall of thefeedback in<br />

theproposedconceptdesigns,while<br />

maintainingthe much-lovedintimate<br />

feel of theMuseum. “Thedesign<br />

increases thesense of discovery,surprise<br />

andthe feelingofnever beingquite sure<br />

of what’s around thecorner. Howeverthe<br />

waypeoplemovethrough theMuseum<br />

will definitely be improved.<br />

“Wewill be bringing back theblue<br />

whaleskeleton whichhas notbeenon<br />

public displayfor 26 years. The 26.5<br />

metreskeletonwillbeafocal pointin<br />

theMuseum, suspendedinanew central<br />

full-height glassroofedatrium,”saysMr<br />

Wright.“We arealsolooking forwardto<br />

developing anew,expandedAntarctic<br />

exhibition.”<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>Museum ChairDavid<br />

Ayerssays, “Thebrief we provided<br />

AthfieldArchitectswas quite<br />

challenging.”<br />

“Wewantthe proposed redevelopment<br />

to enhance andcelebrate ourhistory by<br />

unveilingheritagefabricthathas been<br />

hidden formanyyears.Theconcepts<br />

have more than metour expectations<br />

andwe’re lookingforward to hearing<br />

what the<strong>Canterbury</strong>community thinks.”<br />

The Museum is workingcloselywith<br />

Ngāi Tūāhuririonthe conceptdesigns.<br />

Puamiria Parata-Goodall,Kaiurungi<br />

(Chair) of theMuseum’s Ōhākī oNgā<br />

Tīpuna says, “Atthe heartofthe new<br />

Museum is anew space called Araiteuru,<br />

housed in thecentral full-height atrium.<br />

Araiteurucelebratesthe importance of<br />

howwewelcome people to theMuseum<br />

andthisiswhere we will tell thestory<br />

of manawhenuaand tangatawhenua<br />

throughamix of contemporary and<br />

traditional methods.”<br />

Araiteuruwill be home to anew<br />

contemporary whare–aceremonialand<br />

educationalspace.TheWhare Whakairo<br />

(carvedmeeting house) HauTeAnanui<br />

OTangaroa,ataongathathasn’tbeenon<br />

displayfor 64 years, willalsoholdpride<br />

of place in Araiteuru.<br />

The conceptdesigns propose that<br />

thewallsonthe northernsides of the<br />

original Benjamin Mountfort-designed<br />

buildings willberevealed andoriginal<br />

exteriorelements, includingthe flèche<br />

(slender roof-top spire)ontheRolleston<br />

Avenue façade,will be reinstated.<br />

Anew three-storeybuilding, within<br />

theheight limits of theRolleston Avenue<br />

roof line, wouldwraparoundthe north<br />

side of theheritagebuildings, exposing<br />

their heritage wallstopublic view.The<br />

buildingwould include mezzaninefloors,<br />

multifunctionalspaces such as anew<br />

Artist’s impression of redeveloped Museum from Rolleston Avenue.<br />

Proposed atrium would feature the blue whale skeleton<br />

lecturetheatre andincreased space for<br />

permanentand temporaryexhibitions.<br />

Base isolationwould be addedacross<br />

thesitetoprotect theheritagebuildings<br />

andthe collections, andtobring the<br />

site up to 100% of BuildingCode. New<br />

collection storage wouldbecreated as<br />

part of this.<br />

Akey elementofthe conceptdesign<br />

is asecondRollestonAvenueentrance.<br />

The currententry to theMuseum is too<br />

small to be theonlyentrance, andwith<br />

more than 750,000 visitors ayearand<br />

rising, an additional entrance will reduce<br />

congestionand improve theflow of<br />

visitors into thebuilding. Thisentry will<br />

also houseacafewithsidewalk seating.<br />

Heritage architectureexpertJim<br />

Gard’ner says theconceptdesign forthe<br />

RollestonAvenuefacade respectsand<br />

celebrates theGothic Revivallanguage<br />

of Benjamin Mountfort. “Theadditions<br />

to theMuseum andplanned central<br />

circulation patterns areinformedby<br />

Mountfort’soriginalunrealised plansand<br />

ideas forthe extensionofthe Museum.<br />

“Theproposedadditional entrance<br />

on RollestonAvenuewill have three<br />

openings into acovered portico.This<br />

draws on thetypicaltripartiteform<br />

commonly foundinGothic Revival<br />

architecture,including the1878 porchof<br />

theexistingentrancetothe Museum, key<br />

entrances within theArtsCentre, and<br />

theporch of Christ Church Cathedral,”<br />

says Mr Gard’ner.<br />

Floor to ceilingglass will be addedto<br />

part of twofloors of theRoger DuffWing<br />

whichwill houseasplit-level family<br />

cafe alongsideDiscovery,the Museum’s<br />

naturalhistory centrefor children.<br />

Youcan seethe concept designs<br />

on displayand give feedback at<br />

theMuseum oronline at<br />

www.canterburymuseum.com<br />

until23<strong>October</strong>.


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10 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Sense of anticipation ... Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> School’s youngest pupils are excited at the prospect of moving into anew classroom at the end<br />

of the month.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

Young pupils eye new classroom<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> School’s twoyear<br />

wait for anew classroom<br />

block is nearly over.<br />

The school’s new entrant/<br />

year 1pupils are looking<br />

forward to moving into their<br />

new classrooms, which<br />

replace ablock of two<br />

classrooms destroyed by arson<br />

in November 2018.<br />

Principal Jason Miles says<br />

the classrooms will be<br />

officially opened with aMaori<br />

blessing tomorrow, with the<br />

children due to move in on<br />

Friday, <strong>October</strong> 30.<br />

‘‘The children are very<br />

excited to see that new space<br />

finally completed. It’s been a<br />

long time watching that being<br />

constructed, so it will be good<br />

to finally enjoy it.’’<br />

Brosnan Construction has<br />

been working on the project<br />

and Mr Miles says the firm has<br />

done an amazing job.<br />

‘‘They’ve had afew<br />

challenges along the away, but<br />

they’ve done agreat job to get<br />

it ready this term.’’<br />

The new classrooms are<br />

‘‘beautifully set up’’, with two<br />

separate class spaces, shared<br />

areas, akitchen area, art<br />

space, and averanda for<br />

outdoor learning and<br />

activities, Mr Miles says.<br />

The 36 new entrant/year 1<br />

pupils and two teachers have<br />

been operating from a<br />

temporary classroom block,<br />

which will be removed from<br />

the school during summer.<br />

The ground underneath will<br />

be regrassed and turned back<br />

into aplay area.<br />

Cash to<br />

monitor<br />

campers<br />

The Hurunui District Council<br />

has secured more fundingto<br />

continue acampaign to ensure<br />

campers act responsibly in the<br />

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TheMinistry of Business,<br />

Innovation and Employment<br />

has approved $185,705 of<br />

funding fromthe Responsible<br />

Camping Fundtoassist council<br />

efforts.The council trialled the<br />

initiative last season after<br />

getting ministryfunding.<br />

Compliance teamleader<br />

AndrewBrown says themoney<br />

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continue itsmonitoring and<br />

ambassadorwork in the<br />

Cheviot and Gore Bay area for<br />

asecond season.<br />

It willalso helpextend<br />

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worktoHanmer Springs,<br />

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Thefunding, whichwill be<br />

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Group busy helping those in need<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Help is at hand in Kaiapoi for<br />

families in need.<br />

Kaiapoi Community<br />

Support (KCS), abranch of<br />

the Community Wellbeing<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Trust, has<br />

been experiencing an<br />

increase in demand for its<br />

services since the Covid­19<br />

lockdown, co­ordinator<br />

Louise Griffiths says.<br />

‘‘We have been seeing<br />

people with reduced incomes<br />

and job losses.<br />

‘‘It seems to be mainly<br />

reduced hours and that’s<br />

someone’s food money.’’<br />

The Kaiapoi Community<br />

Pantry has been busy and<br />

there is agrowing demand for<br />

counselling services.<br />

KCS has afamily<br />

counsellor, aPegasus Health<br />

brief intervention counsellor<br />

and acouple of private<br />

counsellors who use its<br />

rooms.<br />

‘‘Give us acall or come in<br />

and have achat if you’re<br />

needing support and, if we<br />

don’t have the support<br />

available, we can refer you,’’<br />

Louise says.<br />

Louise expects demand to<br />

increase as Christmas<br />

approaches.<br />

KCS will soon be launching<br />

its Christmas Giving<br />

programme and is busy<br />

planning for Toot for Tucker.<br />

New and unwrapped<br />

Christmas gifts will be<br />

Kaiapoi Island ... Walkers take abreak along the river during last year’s Kaiapoi River Wellbeing Walk.<br />

This year’s walk aims to raise funds for Kaiapoi Community Support.<br />

PHOTOS: FILE<br />

gratefully accepted for<br />

families in need, with the<br />

drop­off points to be<br />

confirmed.<br />

‘‘We always find it difficult<br />

to get enough gifts for<br />

teenagers, but toiletry packs<br />

are always good, or diaries,<br />

journals and stationery, so<br />

we’re not just looking for gifts<br />

for the kids,’’ Louise says.<br />

KCS offers avolunteer<br />

driver service for adonation<br />

to help people get to medical<br />

appointments, go grocery<br />

shopping, or get to the<br />

hairdressers —both around<br />

town or into Christchurch.<br />

People are encouraged to<br />

give the group two days’<br />

Taking abreak ... Walkers stop for abreak during last year’s Kaiapoi River Wellbeing Walk.<br />

notice if they can.<br />

KCS has been supporting<br />

the community for more than<br />

30 years and relies on local<br />

support to keep going.<br />

The Kaiapoi River<br />

Wellbeing Walk, being held<br />

this Saturday, hopes to raise<br />

funds to support KCS.<br />

The walk will leave from<br />

the Kaiapoi Food Forest at<br />

around 10am, after ashort<br />

talk on food security given by<br />

Brent Cairns.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon will join the walk,<br />

which will do aloop around<br />

the Kaiapoi River, before<br />

finishing back at the food<br />

forest about 1pm.<br />

It is being organised by<br />

Walk for the Planet, a<br />

Methodist Church initiative.<br />

For more information, visit<br />

the Walk for the Planet page<br />

on Facebook.<br />

Food security is ahot topic<br />

in the district as it faces<br />

uncertainty because of Covid­<br />

19.<br />

Satisfy Food Rescue is<br />

working with the<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

community team on afood<br />

security initiative and has<br />

received funding from the<br />

Ministry of Social<br />

Development.<br />

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12 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Party anon-scary alternative to Halloween<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Forget ‘‘trick or treating’’. The<br />

Waimakariri Light Party is<br />

returning to light up Kaiapoi’s<br />

Wylie Park.<br />

The light part is offered as a<br />

‘‘non­scary’’ alternative to<br />

Halloween.<br />

The party, organised by the<br />

Reflections Community Trust,<br />

will be held on Saturday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 31, from 4.30pm to<br />

7.30pm.<br />

After an extraordinary first<br />

half of the year with the Covid­<br />

19 lockdown, the light party<br />

offers achance for the<br />

community to gather together<br />

and have some fun, organisers<br />

say.<br />

‘‘The light party is anationwide<br />

non­scary alternative to<br />

Halloween and is agreat option<br />

for parents who may not like<br />

the creepy side of the<br />

Halloween tradition, but at the<br />

same time, do not want their<br />

children to feel like they are<br />

missing out.’’<br />

The event is aimed at<br />

families with youngsters aged 4<br />

to 14, providing familyorientated<br />

entertainment in a<br />

safe and positive environment.<br />

‘‘The light party effectively<br />

keeps children off the streets<br />

from trick or treating —an<br />

activity which can turn sour<br />

quite easily,’’ organisers say.<br />

‘‘Children and youth who<br />

attend receive lollies handed<br />

out by our team of volunteers.<br />

‘‘Local householders,<br />

particularly the elderly, have<br />

expressed their relief that<br />

Lighting up ... The Waimakariri Light Party is expected to light up Kaiapoi.<br />

there have been fewer children<br />

coming to their homes trick or<br />

treating on the evening of<br />

<strong>October</strong> 31.’’<br />

Now in its 16th year, the<br />

Waimakariri Light Party<br />

started from humble<br />

beginnings, with about 350<br />

people at the first event.<br />

Since then, it has grown to<br />

draw more than 5000<br />

preschoolers, children, youth<br />

and families each year.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon will officially open the<br />

event at 4.30pm, followed by the<br />

Kaiapoi High School kapa haka<br />

group performing awaiata.<br />

Entertainment will include<br />

bungees, bouncy castles, water<br />

walkers, horse and cart rides,<br />

climbing walls, mini jeeps and<br />

the Pedalmania crazy bikes.<br />

There will be anon­scary<br />

fancy dress contest, followed by<br />

afancy­dress parade.<br />

Other entertainment<br />

includes displays by the<br />

Waimakariri Dog Training<br />

Club, Empire Athletics, and<br />

stage performances by the<br />

Hartley School of Performing<br />

Arts, Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> School and<br />

Funkdafied Dance Club.<br />

Relay Rail Dog, Silly Billy<br />

Clown, Sweet Millie,<br />

Lieutenant Lou Lou and<br />

magician Josh Grimaldi will be<br />

interacting with families.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Stalls will be selling food to<br />

raise funds for local groups,<br />

schools and churches, while<br />

there will be community<br />

information stands for Fire and<br />

Emergency New Zealand, the<br />

police and Eco Educate.<br />

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made possible thanks to the<br />

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organisations, churches and<br />

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Making asplash ... Swimmers dive into the pool during last year’s Kane Shield swim meet at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.<br />

Swimmers to take the plunge<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Kaiapoi’sKane Shield is<br />

returning.<br />

The popular annual swim<br />

meet will now be held on<br />

Monday, November9,afterit<br />

was postponed in August<br />

because of Covid­19.<br />

Prospective participants<br />

are encouraged to get an entry<br />

form from the Kaiapoi<br />

Aquatic Centre,orthe All<br />

Together Kaiapoi (ATK)<br />

website or Facebook page,<br />

and get their entriesinnow.<br />

Spot prizes and asausage<br />

sizzle will be available on the<br />

night.<br />

The popular KaneShield<br />

swim meet began in 1948,<br />

when the Kaiapoi Swimming<br />

Club was low on funds.<br />

Then president Bill Kane<br />

issued arace challenge to<br />

committee members as a<br />

fundraiser.<br />

The Kane Shieldwas<br />

resurrected in 2014 by the<br />

You Me We Us Kaiapoi<br />

Project(now ATK)aftera<br />

four­year break. It was run as<br />

afun night for localfamilies<br />

after the earthquakes.<br />

Teams can be family<br />

groups,orclub, schooland<br />

business teams.<br />

To be eligible for the Kane<br />

Shield,atleast three<br />

membersofateam must live,<br />

work or attendaschoolinthe<br />

Kaiapoiarea, or belongtoa<br />

Kaiapoi sports club.<br />

The competition involves<br />

teamsoffour swimming a<br />

handicapped relay race.<br />

Teamsare eliminated until<br />

two teams remain to race off<br />

for the shield.<br />

Othertrophies presented<br />

on the nightinclude the<br />

Industries Shieldfor business<br />

teams, the Bell Family Trophy<br />

for family teams, the Harry<br />

BatesCup for the fastest team<br />

time,the BurgessFamily<br />

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You Me We Us Trophy for<br />

school teams, and the<br />

Westpac Cup for runners­up.<br />

Last year, <strong>22</strong> teams were<br />

entered in what provedtobea<br />

keenly contested competition,<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

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Kaiapoi’s ‘‘Party in the Park’’ is back<br />

on Sunday.<br />

The grand finale to the Kaiapoi<br />

Spring Festival was postponed last<br />

month because of awind storm.<br />

It will now be held this Sunday from<br />

11.30am to 2.30pm at Trousselot Park.<br />

The free entertainment includes a<br />

live band, The Mule,aphoto booth, Flip<br />

Out Air Tracks, bouncy castles, pony<br />

rides, face painting, the Pedalmania<br />

crazy bikes, bumper boats and water<br />

walkers.<br />

An interactive farmyard featuring<br />

alpacas, calves, goats, lambs, rabbits<br />

and guinea pigs is sure to entertain all<br />

ages.<br />

There will also be araffle, food stalls<br />

and market stalls.<br />

Entries open next month for the<br />

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The Kaikoura Trotting Club has abusy<br />

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The Kaikoura Cup race meetingis<br />

back at the picturesqueSouth Bay<br />

RacecourseonSunday and Monday,<br />

November 1and 2, with 16 racesover the<br />

two days.<br />

New president Ben Smith expects the<br />

meeting to attract plentyofattention<br />

around New Zealand and in Australia.<br />

‘‘It’s classedasaniconic meeting and<br />

Kaikourahas the largestprofit turnover<br />

in New Zealandper race, basedonlast<br />

year’s results.<br />

‘‘It’s so well supported by the<br />

community and all our existing sponsors<br />

have all returned, and we’vegot more<br />

potential race sponsors thanraces, so it’s<br />

amazing to see that support given the<br />

economic climate.’’<br />

The feature Group 2Alabar Kaikoura<br />

Cup, whichwas won last yearbyClassie<br />

Brigade,trainedbythe Dunn family of<br />

Woodend Beach and driven by John<br />

Dunn,isworth $47,500.<br />

The meeting’s mostlucrative race is<br />

the listed$50,000 PGG Wrightson Sales<br />

Series Aged Handicap Pace,while the<br />

Group3Majestic Son South Bay Trotters<br />

Cup is worth$28,500.<br />

Mr Smith says he has been in contact<br />

with the Dunn family and understands<br />

they will be back to resume their rivalry<br />

against fellow <strong>Canterbury</strong>­based trainers<br />

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen,<br />

who won the Kaikoura Cup in 2018with<br />

theirhorse Spankem.<br />

The race meeting willbethe chanceto<br />

show off anew horse ambulance, which<br />

will be on course for the first time.<br />

‘‘Thesafety and welfare of the horses<br />

are our first priorities in case of any<br />

accidents,’’ Mr Smith says.<br />

Race­day patrons on Monday are<br />

encouraged to come dressed up for the<br />

‘‘most appropriaterace­dayattire’’<br />

competition.<br />

The week is alwaysabusy one for<br />

Kaikoura, with the racecourse opening<br />

up to campervans from next Thursday,<br />

and is sure to givelocal businessesa<br />

welcome boost.<br />

EntrytoSunday’s six races is agold<br />

coin donation, with the proceeds goingto<br />

the Kaikoura Cricket Club.<br />

Monday, which is Marlborough<br />

Anniversary Day, is the main day of<br />

racing, with 10 races on the card.There<br />

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Unbridled passion for<br />

racing shines through<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The Kaikoura Trotting Club’s new<br />

president has the pedigree and the<br />

horses to match.<br />

Ben Smith was elected president last<br />

month, following in the footsteps of his<br />

grandfather, Vic Smith, who was<br />

instrumental in building anew<br />

racetrack at South Bay in 1953.<br />

‘‘I’m athird­generation president. My<br />

grandfather closed his sawmill for a<br />

week and took his staff and machinery<br />

over to South Bay to build the<br />

racecourse just before the 1953 race<br />

meeting.<br />

‘‘I understand there was an old grass<br />

track before that where they held<br />

gymkhana races.’’<br />

Mr Smith’s uncle, Mark Smith, is a<br />

past­president and life member, while<br />

his father Peter Smith was avicepresident<br />

and is the club’s patron and<br />

also alife member.<br />

His sister, Kaikoura Deputy Mayor<br />

Julie Howden, is also on the committee,<br />

‘‘so there’s abit of passion there in the<br />

family for the races’’.<br />

The Smith family has also made its<br />

mark on the racetrack, breeding and<br />

owning several past winners at the<br />

annual race meeting.<br />

Matua Tana, bred and co­owned by<br />

Ben Smith, has been enjoying success at<br />

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The FiveKingdoms trilogy,<br />

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19<br />

Amberley leads from the front in<br />

staging its annual A&P show<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Noel McGirr says ‘‘all is looking good’’<br />

for the 119th Amberley A&P Show being<br />

held at the Amberley Domain on<br />

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 31.<br />

This year’s show president says his<br />

hardworking committee has remained<br />

positive in ayear of uncertainty.<br />

‘‘Covid 19 has certainly made planning<br />

abit more challenging this year,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

‘‘However, the A&P committee<br />

remained positive throughout and set a<br />

deadline that we would need to be at<br />

level 1by<strong>October</strong> 1toproceed.<br />

‘‘Thankfully this was realised and<br />

preparations are continuing with<br />

confidence.’’<br />

Having the show will bring asense of<br />

normality after the Covid­19 restrictions<br />

the region has endured this year.<br />

‘‘The show is acelebration of the New<br />

Zealand way of life and atime for people<br />

from all walks of life to get together and<br />

enjoy aday out in the country,’’ Noel<br />

says.<br />

‘‘The show represents areal<br />

community effort.<br />

‘‘It is ashowcase for achievement<br />

beholding both to the past and forward<br />

to the future.’’<br />

Covid­19 has highlighted New<br />

Zealand’s reliance on agriculture and<br />

the show presents an opportunity for<br />

agribusinesses to showcase their ‘‘welldeserved<br />

superstar status’’ as the region<br />

looks to recover.<br />

Noel and his wife, Lois, are long­time<br />

residents in the Amberley area, with<br />

Noel serving as avet for more than 40<br />

years until his retirement nearly three<br />

years ago.<br />

He regularly attended the Amberley<br />

A&P shows as the show­day vet.<br />

In 1974, Noel began working as avet<br />

for Cartridge and Wood (now <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Veterinary Clinics Ltd) in<br />

Waikari, while Lois was ateacher at<br />

Waikari School.<br />

‘‘I was equipped with abrand new<br />

Datsun 180B, which was amazing, a<br />

radio telephone and amixture of old<br />

and new equipment.’’<br />

In those days, there was agood group<br />

of young people in Hawarden and<br />

Waikari, the train still delivered freight,<br />

the flour mill at Waikari was<br />

operational, and the town boasted a<br />

butcher and two grocery stores.<br />

Hawarden was also well serviced.<br />

Noel became apartner in Cartridge<br />

and Wood, and later established the first<br />

vet clinic in Amberley, in Pound Street,<br />

in 1982.<br />

Show president ... Noel and Lois McGirr, with their horse Hogan, are looking forward to<br />

this year's Amberley A&P Show.<br />

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Changes to farming practice from the<br />

traditional sheep and beef saw the vets<br />

working with Angora goats, ostriches,<br />

emus and deer and, later, dairy cows.<br />

Since his retirement, Noel has been<br />

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horses.<br />

He is also active with the Amberley<br />

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Noel would like to give thanks to his<br />

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Show promises to cater for all interests<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The show must go on.<br />

The Amberley A&P Show is<br />

refusing to be acasualty of Covid­<br />

19, with the 119th annual show on<br />

coursetogoahead at the<br />

Amberley Domain on Saturday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 31.<br />

Sheep and woolwill take<br />

centre­stage, withawool expo<br />

showcasingthe versatility of the<br />

fibre.Itwill be complemented by<br />

ahand­shearing display, and the<br />

Corriedale will be the feature<br />

breed.<br />

The Taste Hurunui hoof to<br />

hotplate competition is ashow<br />

highlight, withbragging rights at<br />

stake.<br />

Local lambs and beef calves<br />

are judged on­farm and at the<br />

processorsbeforethe show, with<br />

cooking and taste<br />

demonstrations held at the show<br />

in abid to findthis year’s winner.<br />

The Alpine Pacific Wine<br />

Challengeisamajor show<br />

feature, withlocally produced<br />

wine judged by the experts, along<br />

with the people’s choice award<br />

and wine tasting.<br />

The equestrian eventsare a<br />

major partofthe show, with<br />

Horse of the Year qualification<br />

on the line.<br />

There are showingclassesfor<br />

horsesand ponies, showjumping<br />

and hunterjumping competitions,<br />

side saddle events,and<br />

classes for Gypsy Vanner,pinto,<br />

Shetland and miniature horses.<br />

The magnificentClydesdale<br />

Looking sharp ... Jaime Winter, left, holding Glen Lie Emily, with her sister­in­law Maggie Winter, holding Glen Lie Lisa, during last year’s<br />

Amberley A&P Show. They represented Glen Lie Clydesdale Stud at Sefton.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

horses willbeback, while the<br />

stockand station horse<br />

competition will testbothrider<br />

and mount in aseries of farmingrelated<br />

challenges.<br />

Competition is alwaysstrong<br />

amongsheepbreeders for the<br />

ASB champion ram hogget and<br />

the Ravensdown champion ewe<br />

hogget competitions.<br />

Localsheepbreeders willbe<br />

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export lambsire, flock sheep and<br />

primelamb classes,where the<br />

competition is always keen.<br />

Classes are alsooffered for<br />

goats, pet dogs, home crafts,<br />

cookery, art, photography,<br />

flowers and vegetables, grain and<br />

seed and dog trials.<br />

For the children, there are pet<br />

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calf,pet dog (including fancy<br />

dress), and juniorpavilion<br />

competitions.<br />

Othershow features will<br />

include afire service display,<br />

highland dancing, the pipe band,<br />

arts and crafts, fair ground<br />

amusements, stalls and food.<br />

Vintage machinery will feature<br />

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Afeaturedisplay of wool is<br />

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‘‘One of the mainreasons<br />

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‘‘It’ssomething we’ve been<br />

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The wool showcasewas<br />

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‘‘It’s been areallycool<br />

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number of otherpractical<br />

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‘‘There’s awide rangeof<br />

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to come alongand have alook<br />

at what you can do with wool.<br />

‘‘Wool is really starting to<br />

make acomeback and it’s<br />

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Versatile resource ... Wool will be showcased at the Amberley A&P Show. It has multiple uses,<br />

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PHOTO: FILE<br />

Strong Corriedale<br />

presence assured<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Record sheep entries are set to flock into<br />

the Amberley Domain.<br />

With the New Zealand Agricultural<br />

Show cancelled, the New Zealand<br />

Corriedale Council has turned its<br />

attention to the Amberley A&P Show on<br />

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 31.<br />

‘‘This is going to be our Christchurch<br />

show for the Corriedale,’’ New Zealand<br />

Corriedale Council president Mark<br />

Sidey says.<br />

‘‘It will be our biggest show of the year,<br />

without the Christchurch show being on,<br />

and the breeders have really got on<br />

board.’’<br />

More than 80 Corriedale sheep are<br />

expected to line up at Amberley,<br />

including the ewe hogget and ram hogget<br />

production classes, which are normally<br />

decided at the New Zealand<br />

Agricultural Show.<br />

The ewe hogget production class has<br />

been running for more than 30 years.<br />

‘‘The sheep are grazed on one person’s<br />

property from January until now and<br />

they are judged on production, scanning<br />

and wool value, and there are three or<br />

four different judges doing the different<br />

categories,’’ Mark says.<br />

While the ewe hogget judging included<br />

eye muscle scans, CT scans were taken<br />

for the ram hoggets.<br />

Judging will be completed for the two<br />

classes beforehand, with the winning<br />

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‘‘There will be breeders there and the<br />

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visitors.<br />

Taste Hurunui is back with the hoof to<br />

hotplate event, with local farmers vying<br />

to enter the tastiest lamb or calf.<br />

More than 20 lambs and about 20<br />

calves lined up at Robert and Jean<br />

Forrester’s Omihi farm on Sunday,<br />

before being transported to Harris<br />

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Organiser Peter Greenwood says the<br />

animals will be judged on the hoof and<br />

then on the hook, which will make up<br />

half of the available points.<br />

Meat yield is an important<br />

consideration when the carcass is<br />

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Cuts of the meat will then be cooked by<br />

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‘‘We have 50 percent of the points for<br />

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‘‘You’ve got to produce something that<br />

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The meat is prepared and cooked in<br />

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‘‘We try to use the cuts people wouldn’t<br />

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There will also be cooking<br />

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‘‘It’s all put on for the public to raise<br />

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Afun day with four-legged friends<br />

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School work took aback<br />

seat for amorning during<br />

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popular annual pet day<br />

last week.<br />

The event transformed<br />

the school into something<br />

resembling asmall A&P<br />

show.<br />

There were 117 pets,<br />

including 37 dogs, 25<br />

lambs, 13 horses and<br />

ponies, four goats, six<br />

calves, 16 ducks or<br />

chickens, seven cats, plus<br />

nine rabbits or guinea<br />

pigs.<br />

Their young owners took<br />

part in various<br />

competitions.<br />

The school hall was also<br />

packed with ahuge<br />

selection of arts, crafts<br />

and baking goods on<br />

display.<br />

It was abusy morning for<br />

the school principal,<br />

Hayden van Lent, who was<br />

master of ceremonies, and<br />

the organisers, school<br />

secretary Val O’Loughlin,<br />

who joined in the fun by<br />

dressing as alion for the<br />

day, and deputy principal,<br />

Lisa Duff.<br />

Lisa said she was<br />

thrilled with the turnout<br />

on the day, particularly<br />

the large number of pets<br />

involved.<br />

The work the children<br />

had created for the arts,<br />

crafts and baking goods<br />

sections, and also the<br />

imaginative way in which<br />

they had made costumes<br />

for their pets, was<br />

inspiring, she said.<br />

Fancy ... Georgia Brown, aged 11, rode her horse Dandy during the Fancy Head Dress<br />

competition at the West Eyreton School annual Pet Day.<br />

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Colourful characters ... Sienna Harden, aged 8, of West<br />

Eyreton, and her dog Poppy, during the fancy dress<br />

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Camouflaged ... Hannah Henderson, aged 6, with her pet<br />

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Gorilla games ... Emma Schouten, aged 7, of West Eyreton,<br />

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Exhibition opening ... Ed Donaldson, of Pegasus Bay Winery, speaks to guests at the launch of Sculpture. <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> in the gardens of the Waipara property.<br />

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Sculptures grace gardens<br />

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Weedons chaseddown earlycountrycricket<br />

frontrunners Sefton in anail­biting contest on<br />

Saturday.<br />

Wins for Weedons, Leeston­Southbridge,<br />

Darfieldand Ohoka at the weekendhave<br />

shownthat the CRV Ambreed Country<br />

Premier One Day <strong>2020</strong>/21 cricket competition<br />

will be hotlycontested this season.<br />

At Sefton,the home XI was in early trouble,<br />

losing stalwart opener Tim Harrison (7 runs)<br />

and returningstarsMatt Laffey (5) and Lance<br />

Taylor (1) early.<br />

Weedons’opening bowlersArnav Deb and<br />

Charlie Robson reduced Sealsto15/3 after<br />

nine overs.<br />

Acomposed 29 runsoff 71 balls from Brent<br />

Fleming righted the ship before some<br />

aggressivelowerorder playfrom Nigel<br />

Granger (30 off 28)and Jed Roberts (36 off 32)<br />

saw Sefton post149/8 in its allotted 45 overs.<br />

Aclassy75off 88 ballsfrom wicketkeeper<br />

and opening Weedonsbatsman Todd Inness<br />

set up the run chase well.<br />

But with littlehelp, and whenhewas<br />

removed by Robertsinthe 27th over with the<br />

scoreat114/4, Weedons appearedtobe<br />

blowingasolid away win.<br />

Again, it was Robson who came to the party,<br />

and his composed unbeaten32guided hisside<br />

to anervy two­wicket win in the 37th over.<br />

Boyle shines<br />

One of <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s bestwhite­ballbatsmen<br />

last season,Jack Boyle, hashad ahorror run<br />

into the new season.<br />

At Southbrook Park on Saturday, he looked<br />

like his form had finally returned, getting the<br />

home sideoff to ahot start against Darfield.<br />

Boylecruisedtoarun­a­ball30beforehis<br />

renewed luck disappeared and he was run out<br />

by Tom Dempster.<br />

Afterbeing 38/0, Southbrookcapitulated to<br />

be all out for just105 in the 28thover.<br />

JesseFrew’s mediumpace bowling was<br />

excellent at the top of the innings, but Jackson<br />

Pauling claimed the best figures,with 4/20 off<br />

6.1 overs.<br />

Darfieldknockedoff the tiny targetinjust<br />

14.3 overs, withup­and­comingstar Liam<br />

Foulkesmaking 28 and Frew toppingoff afine<br />

day with awhirlwind33not out.<br />

Cheviot falters<br />

Cheviot’s shaky starttothe newseason<br />

continuedonSaturday withacrushing ninewicketlosstoOhoka.<br />

At Mandeville,the visiting Magpies were<br />

rolledfor ameagre131 inside 343 overs.<br />

Left­arm paceman HamishWilliams was<br />

chief destroyer,grabbing afour­wickethaul,<br />

while beingwell­supported by Austin<br />

Hamilton, Jordan Beltonand Paul Miller.<br />

Comingoff acentury last week against<br />

Lincoln, Daniel Lyons continuedhis fineform<br />

with arun­a­ball unbeaten 75, with Ohoka<br />

romping to its win in the 24thover.<br />

Chamberlain shines<br />

Half­centuriesfrom Calvin Scott (52 runs off<br />

119 balls) and David Fulton (56 off 63) lifted<br />

Oxford­Rangiora to 177/7inits firstinnings<br />

against Leeston­Southbridge at LeestonPark.<br />

In reply, it was alldown to one man. Harry<br />

Chamberlainshowed why he has just been<br />

selected for the <strong>Canterbury</strong> men’s Ateam by<br />

guiding his team to an eight­wicketwin.<br />

Chamberlainsmashedanincredible 114 not<br />

out off just 82 balls, including eight sixes,<br />

while no other Leeston­Southbridge batsman<br />

got past 13. Leeston­Southbridgegot over the<br />

line, eightwickets down,with 14 oversleft.<br />

Lincoln hadthe bye.<br />

Short scorecards<br />

Sefton149/8(JRoberts36, NGranger 30,B<br />

Fleming 29; CRobson 3/8, ADeb 2/33)lost to<br />

Weedons 150/8 (T Inness 75, CRobson31no; J<br />

Roberts 4/41, MCampbell2/27).<br />

Southbrook105 (J Boyle30; JPauling 4/20)<br />

lost to Darfield 107/2 (J Frew33no, LFoulkes<br />

28).<br />

Cheviot 131(WSmith33, TWhelan 27; H<br />

Williams 4/17, JBelton 2/24, PMiller 2/26)lost<br />

to Ohoka 133/1 (D Lyons 75no, RMariu27no).<br />

Oxford­Rangiora 177/7 (C Scott52, DFulton<br />

56; CBeatson 4/41)lost to Leeston­<br />

Southbridge 181/8 (H Chamberlain 114no; L<br />

Stove 4/40,MPower2/31,2/49 FFairbairn).<br />

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31<br />

Rally contender ... Josh Marston will be acontender in the <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Rally.<br />

PHOTO: EUAN CAMERONPHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Busy rallying weekend<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The fourthand finalroundofthe<br />

MainlandRally Championship will<br />

be heldin<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> during<br />

Labour Weekend,with thestaging of<br />

the Lone Star Rally<strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Covid­19 hascut the Mainland<br />

series short,but Rally <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

promises greatcompetition from the<br />

49 entrants, with the eventbeing<br />

opened to <strong>North</strong> Island drivers<br />

because so many events were<br />

cancelled.<br />

The rally properstartsfromJoe’s<br />

Garage in Rangiora at 7.30am,on<br />

Sunday,<strong>October</strong>25, with the first car<br />

set to go at 8.30am. Aceremonial<br />

startwill be heldatEaton Place,<br />

outside the LoneStar Cafe and Bar<br />

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The rally comprises of about<br />

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Cheviot and Waikari. StadiumCars<br />

StageOne is apowerstage,with a<br />

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1600cc cars. Crews then tour to<br />

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Local drivers Josh Marston<br />

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Summerfield (Mitsubishi Mirage)<br />

will be favourites. Bothare in the top<br />

five in New Zealand at present. The<br />

1300cc class looks exhilarating, with<br />

Harri Judd entering afterwinning<br />

the classatCatlinsand South<br />

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Graham Wilson are the senior<br />

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Jannene Cumming &Gordon McGeddie 72,<br />

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Grant Dunlop, Bill Balderstone 40, equal2;<br />

Tony Fleete 39, 4.<br />

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visitors racing along their river last<br />

Sunday.<br />

The small, yellow, smartlydressed<br />

rubber ducks were part of<br />

the popular annual Silverstream<br />

Duck Race held along the Kaiapoi<br />

River between Butchers Bridge and<br />

the Hayson Drive Bridge.<br />

The event was organised by<br />

Charlotte Hickling, from the<br />

Silverstream sales office, and the<br />

Silverstream Social Club, to<br />

encourage community spirit.<br />

‘‘It is all about building old­school<br />

values of community and<br />

connection. That is why we do it,’’<br />

Charlotte said.<br />

There were three races, and four<br />

best­dressed categories at the event,<br />

which was also afundraiser for the<br />

Community Wellbeing <strong>North</strong><br />

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

The ducks were available for $2<br />

each, or adonation of nonperishable<br />

food, from Urban Revival<br />

cafe in Silverstream or the<br />

Silverstream sales office.<br />

‘‘We raised more than $200, plus a<br />

huge amount of food was donated,’’<br />

Charlotte said.<br />

Two long­time friends of<br />

Charlotte’s who were visiting from<br />

Wellington, Brigit Kerr and Amy<br />

Maddock, were pleased to be asked<br />

to judge the best­dressed section of<br />

the event and ensure impartiality on<br />

the decision­making.<br />

Great care was also taken to<br />

retrieve all the ducks at the end of<br />

each race so each one could be<br />

returned to its owner or reused in<br />

next year’s event.<br />

Riveraction... The finishofthe first raceofthe Annual Silverstream Duck Race on the Kaiapoi River.<br />

Fashion sense ... One of the<br />

entrantsinthe best­dressed section.<br />

Worth ago... Scrooge McDuck<br />

in the best­dressed section.<br />

PHOTOS:SHELLEYTOPP<br />

Eye for ducky style ... The Wellington judges at the Annual<br />

Silverstream Duck Race, Brigit Kerr, left, and Amy Maddock, select<br />

the winners of the best­dressed sections before the racing began.<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

SpeedLimitsUnder Review South of Kaiapoi<br />

Councilare asking forfeedback on reducing speed<br />

limits southofKaiapoi to improve safety in the area.<br />

If approved, the speed limit on Main <strong>North</strong> Road,<br />

Tram Road, Doubledays Road and several side<br />

streets would be dropped to 60km/h.<br />

The review comes ahead of several upcoming<br />

major changes to roads in the surrounding area,<br />

which include new traffic lights at Tram Road, a<br />

shared path along Main <strong>North</strong> Road and upgrades<br />

to State Highway 1.<br />

Feedback isopen until Friday 6November, with<br />

Council staff available at the Ohoka Market on<br />

Friday 23 <strong>October</strong> to talk through the proposals<br />

and answer questions.<br />

We want to hear what the community think of the<br />

speed limit proposals, and if there are any other<br />

factors we should consider.<br />

Aer collecting feedback, staff will report to the<br />

Community Boards and the Council, who will make<br />

afinal decision.<br />

Splash Into Summer<br />

Summer is not complete without avisit to Waikuku<br />

Beach’s iconic paddling pool. With warmer weather<br />

just around the corner, Wally the Whale is ready<br />

to welcome back visitors when the pool opens this<br />

Saturday.<br />

Pool users are encouraged to bring their hats and<br />

sunscreen asthe shade sail won’tbeinstalled<br />

until aer Guy Fawkes. Last year, two new water<br />

features were installed, making the space even<br />

more interactive and entertaining for children.<br />

Preparing pools for summer isalso underway<br />

elsewhere in the District, with the Oxford<br />

Community Aquatic Centre due to open later in<br />

November. The popular facility includes afour lane<br />

25m lap pool and asmaller learner’s pool suitable<br />

for smaller children.<br />

Speed Limit Lowered at Busy Rangiora<br />

Intersection<br />

Atemporary speed reduction will soon be in place<br />

on both Flaxton Road and Fernside Road, on all<br />

approaches to the intersection.<br />

Council’s Roading and Transport Manager Joanne<br />

McBride says an increase intraffic volumes and<br />

several crashes atthe intersection in the last<br />

two years, two ofwhich have been serious, have<br />

prompted the temporary reduction.<br />

The speed limit on Fernside Road west, on the<br />

approach to Flaxton Road, and Flaxton Road north<br />

and south of Fernside Road west will bereduced<br />

from 80km/h to 60km/h.<br />

The length of Fernside Road east, between<br />

Flaxton Road and Lineside Road, will be reduced<br />

from 100km/h to 80km/h.<br />

The reductions will be in place until anew<br />

roundabout is constructed, with work expected<br />

to begin in January 2021. Funding for this was<br />

approved byWaka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in<br />

mid-<strong>2020</strong> and design work iscurrently underway.<br />

It is anticipated the roundabout will be constructed<br />

by the end of June 2021.<br />

We will be back in touch to talk about permanent<br />

speed limit changes in this area over the<br />

coming months.<br />

Free Computer Classes<br />

at Waimakariri Libraries<br />

Email<br />

Kaiapoi Library Thursday29<strong>October</strong><br />

RangioraLibrary Friday30<strong>October</strong><br />

Tablets<br />

Kaiapoi Library Monday2November<br />

RangioraLibrary Wednesday4November<br />

Each class runs for two hours<br />

from 10am to 12pm.<br />

Book on 03 311 8901 or steppingup.nz<br />

Classes available at Oxford Library<br />

on request.<br />

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

SPEED LIMITS<br />

SOUTH OF KAIAPOI<br />

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the Waimakariri District<br />

Council <strong>News</strong>letter?<br />

To join visit:<br />

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Time to Splash!<br />

Waikuku Paddling Pool is open<br />

from this Saturday.<br />

Come visit Wally the Whale and celebrate the<br />

long weekend with apaddle and play.<br />

Remember to bring your hat and sunscreen,<br />

as the shade sail won’tbeinstalled until aer<br />

Guy Fawkes.<br />

We’re reviewing speed limits south<br />

of Kaiapoi.<br />

With changes happening on Main <strong>North</strong> Road,<br />

including new traffic signals at Tram Road, ashared<br />

path and changes to the motorway,it’sagood time<br />

to makesure speed limits in the area are safe.<br />

We’re proposing to reduce the speed limitto<br />

60km/h in areas on Main<strong>North</strong> Road, Tram Road<br />

and Doubledays Road.<br />

Let us know what you think before<br />

Friday 6November <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/aquatics<br />

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk


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feedback<br />

Labour Day Hours -<br />

Council Services<br />

We wish everyone an enjoyable long<br />

weekend. The following changes to<br />

Council services and facilities apply for<br />

Labour Day, Monday 26 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

Council Service Centres and Libraries<br />

Council Service Centres will be closed on<br />

Labour Day and reopen on Tuesday<br />

27 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

Libraries will be closed on Labour Day and<br />

reopen on Tuesday 27 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

Rubbish and Recycling Collection<br />

Kerbside rubbish, organics and recycling will<br />

be collected as normal on Labour Day.<br />

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and<br />

Oxford Transfer Station<br />

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park open as<br />

normal from 8.30am -4.30pm.<br />

Oxford Transfer Station closed as<br />

per normal.<br />

Aquatic Facilities<br />

On Labour Day, Waimakariri Aquatic<br />

Facilities will be open between 10am -7pm.<br />

Normal hours resume on Tuesday 27 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

Waikuku Beach Paddling Pool will be open<br />

from Saturday 24 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

Urgent Enquiries<br />

For urgent enquiries such as noise control<br />

or animal management, please call our Aer<br />

Hours service on 0800 965 468.<br />

Star performers ... The Rangiora Rabbits Mini Sticks girls’ team withcoach Janelle McKellow after their lastgame of<br />

the <strong>2020</strong> winter season.The sidewas unbeatenthroughout the seasonand scored more than100 goals.<br />

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED<br />

Club members reflect on<br />

aCovid-affected season<br />

Rangiora Hockey Club recognised<br />

its standout performers during its<br />

annual post­season awards event<br />

at the Rangiora RSA last Sunday<br />

night.<br />

Club president PaulRobertson<br />

congratulated all teams and<br />

players onanother successful year,<br />

despite Covid­19and its disruption<br />

to pre­season trainingand trials.<br />

The club remains in astrong<br />

position, with adedicated<br />

committee and greatdepth of<br />

coaching, playing and umpiring<br />

talent. This will ensurethe club<br />

keeps improvingand fielding<br />

higher grade teams.<br />

In <strong>2020</strong>,the Rangiora Hockey<br />

Club fielded 25 teams, five of which<br />

won their respective divisions.<br />

The club also supplied umpires<br />

to more than 200 games across<br />

almost all competition grades.<br />

Individual awards for each team<br />

were:<br />

Rangiora CBK Division 1men’s<br />

team. The Hannah &McBride<br />

Family Award for Most Valuable<br />

Player: Adam Hird.Most Improved<br />

Player: Logan Benson.<br />

Rangiora CBKDivision 1<br />

women’s team. Most valuable<br />

player: Macy Neale. Most<br />

improved player: Georgia<br />

Gainsford.<br />

Fine young umpire ... Rangiora<br />

Hockey umpire manager Tony Kean<br />

with Sam Firth, recipient of the<br />

Junior Umpire of the Year award.<br />

HOCKEY<br />

Rangiora Division 2women’s<br />

team. Most valuable player: Sarah<br />

Hinchley (GK). Most improved<br />

Player: Alyssa Campbell.<br />

RangioraDivision 3men’s team<br />

(Division 3Champions for <strong>2020</strong>).R<br />

&MArcher Trophy for Most<br />

Valuable Player: Justin Meyers.<br />

Most improved player: Josh<br />

Clauson.<br />

RangioraDivision 3women’s<br />

team. Most valuable player:<br />

Amelia Plimmer. Most improved<br />

players: Courney Comley and Kala<br />

Ryan.<br />

RangioraAllsorts Mid Week<br />

men’s team. Most valuable player:<br />

Brandon McGreevy.<br />

Rangiora­HurunuiMid Week<br />

women’s team (Division 2<br />

champions for <strong>2020</strong>). Most<br />

improved player: Lucy Murray.<br />

RangioraMasters men’s team.<br />

Gainsford Family Trophy for Most<br />

Valuable Player: Colin Fowler.<br />

RangioraAPlatinum U18 men’s<br />

team (Division 2champions for<br />

<strong>2020</strong>). Batchelor Trophy for Most<br />

ValuablePlayer: Theo van Dorp.<br />

John WhithamMemorial Cup for<br />

Most Improved Player: Ethan<br />

Plimmer.<br />

RangioraBPlatinum U18 men’s<br />

team. Most valuable player:<br />

Michael Planner. Most improved<br />

player: Mica Wilson.<br />

RangioraAPlatinum U18<br />

women’s team. Most valuable<br />

player: Abi Hannah. Whatarau<br />

Trophy for Most Improved Player:<br />

Anna Nalder.<br />

RangioraBPlatinum U18<br />

women’s team. Hurley Family<br />

Trophy for Most Valuable Player:<br />

Janayah Johnstone. Hurley Family<br />

Trophy for Most Improved Player:<br />

Ella Kellman.<br />

RangioraRampage Kwik Sticks<br />

boys’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Matt Corey. Oliver Trophy for Most<br />

Improved Primary Player: Aaron<br />

Eyles.<br />

RangioraRenegades Kwik<br />

Sticks boys’ team.Green Family<br />

Trophy for Most Valuable Player:<br />

Harrison Forbes. Most Improved<br />

Player: Finn Smith.<br />

RangioraRascalsKwik Sticks<br />

girls’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Emily Leech. Most improved<br />

player:Claudia Grigg.<br />

RangioraRhinos Kwik Sticks<br />

girls’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Isabelle Galbraith. Hazel Cottam<br />

Trophy for Most Improved Player:<br />

Maia McKeever.<br />

Rangiora Rubies Kwik Sticks<br />

girls’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Mikayla Molloy. Most improved<br />

player: Lara Marty.<br />

Rangiora Rangers Kiwi Sticks<br />

boys’ team. Most valuable players:<br />

Josh Pascoeand Oliver Lacombe.<br />

Most improved player: Bram<br />

Vermeulen.<br />

Rangora RoguesKiwi Sticks<br />

boys’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Joel Pulley. Most improved player:<br />

Gregory McKay.<br />

Rangiora RoadRunners Kiwi<br />

Sticks girls’ team. Most valuable<br />

player: PJ Mackintosh. Most<br />

improved player: Petra Lamont.<br />

Rangiora Rebels Kiwi Sticks<br />

girls’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Rose West. Mostimprovedplayer:<br />

Neve Fantham.<br />

Rangiora Raiders Kiwi Sticks<br />

girls’ team. Most valuable players:<br />

Amelia Hutchinson and Emma<br />

Schaffer. Most improved players:<br />

Hazel Jones and Lucy McLean.<br />

Rangiora Rainbows Kiwi Sticks<br />

girls’ team (Division 2champions<br />

for <strong>2020</strong>). Most valuable player:<br />

Leilani Pokoina.Most improved<br />

player: BrooklinGlass.<br />

RangioraRoadsters Mini Sticks<br />

boys’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

JaksJoslen. Most improved player:<br />

Fletcher George.<br />

Rangiora Rabbits Mini Sticks<br />

girls’team (Division1champions<br />

for <strong>2020</strong>). Pulley­McKellowFamily<br />

Trophy for Most Valuable Player:<br />

Emma McKellow. Most improved<br />

player: Adele Ferguson.<br />

Rangiora Rockets Mini Sticks<br />

girls’ team. Most valuable player:<br />

Shaylee Eastmond.Most improved<br />

player: Ila Bavis.<br />

Special Awards:<br />

Junior umpire:Sam Firth.<br />

Junior goalkeeper, the Andrew<br />

Hinchley Memorial Trophy:<br />

Cameron Kuch.<br />

Senior goalkeeper, the Wilson<br />

Family Trophy for Meritorious<br />

Goal Keeping: Eira Beverley­<br />

Stone.<br />

Secondary Schools Girls’<br />

FairplayAward, (the Joan<br />

RobertsonAward): Amelia<br />

Plimmer.<br />

Club Person of the Year (the<br />

Sharon Batchelor Trophy):<br />

Damian Allerby.


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Public Notices<br />

Refuse and Recycling Changes Due to Labour Day<br />

Due to Labour Day, on<strong>October</strong> 26th, some collection days are changing (see<br />

below). As pick-up times may vary to normal, please place securely tied Hurunui<br />

Council bags at the kerbsideby8am.<br />

It is more important than ever, that recycling is clean and notcontaminated; please<br />

help by remembering:<br />

•Onlyrigid plastics numbered 1, 2and5canberecycled in Hurunui.<br />

•Always wash anddry recycling thoroughly.<br />

•Through the recycling bags, it is possible to recycle paper,cardboard,rigid<br />

plastics 1, 2and 5(no lids), food and drink cansonly.<br />

•Softplastics (those you can scrunch in yourhand) and shopping bags are not<br />

recyclable; place these in the refuse.<br />

•Food, clothing, garden waste, plastic strapping andpolystyrene are not<br />

recyclable. Bags will be stickered and left if they contain these.<br />

•Ifindoubt –place it in the refuse.<br />

Bundles of cardboard will not becollected, but can be recycled via the transfer<br />

stations.<br />

Monday26<strong>October</strong><br />

Tuesday 27 <strong>October</strong><br />

Wednesday 28 <strong>October</strong><br />

Thursday 29 <strong>October</strong><br />

No Collections<br />

Hanmer Springs and Gore Bay<br />

Amberley,Amberley Beach, Leithfield and<br />

Leithfield Beach, Cheviot, Waipara, Scargill, Omihi,<br />

Greta Valley and Motunau Beach<br />

Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Waikari and<br />

Hawarden<br />

All Hurunui transfer stations are closed on Monday 26 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

2323110<br />

Proposed Temporary Road Closure<br />

Markham Street, Amberley<br />

The Hurunui District Council has received an application<br />

from AmberleyNZ to run the 2021 Markham Street<br />

Summer Festival.<br />

This application asks for the temporaryclosure of<br />

Markham Street, Amberley,<br />

Saturday 13 February2021,<br />

from 10.30am to 8.30pm.<br />

Any objections to the proposed closure will need to be<br />

lodged with council by 12 noon, Thursday 29 <strong>October</strong><br />

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

email:<br />

post:<br />

info@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

Hurunui District Council,<br />

PO Box 13<br />

Amberley 7441<br />

Council will consider this application on Thursday 5<br />

November <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

This closure is proposed under paragraph 11(e) of the Tenth Schedule of the<br />

Local Government Act 1974. The proposed closure will apply toall vehicular<br />

trafficwith the exception of emergency services vehicles.<br />

2325130<br />

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS<br />

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

“GOOD NEWS”<br />

What the Bible says about FAITH:<br />

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for,<br />

will actually happen; it gives us assurance about<br />

things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 NLT.<br />

AGM Ahu Whenua Trust<br />

Tawera MR897 Section 2.<br />

To be held on Sunday 29th<br />

November <strong>2020</strong>, 11am at<br />

Tuahiwi Marae.<br />

ART THERAPY classes.<br />

Friendly bunch of cancer<br />

survivors and carers having<br />

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talent. Starting Monday<br />

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TRADITIONAL Indian<br />

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ENJOY The Port<br />

Hillbillies at Balcairn Hall.<br />

Bluegrass, American folk,<br />

toe tapping, catchy tunes -<br />

8pm, Saturday 7th November<br />

<strong>2020</strong>. Free supper, alcohol<br />

free event, raffles, CD<br />

sales. Tickets $25 from<br />

Sally Macs, Amberley,<br />

Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy<br />

Rangiora, Sefton Garage<br />

and www.balcairnhall.com.<br />

Livestock<br />

HOMEKILL<br />

&Wild Game<br />

Meat Processing<br />

313 00<strong>22</strong><br />

2309602MEAT2U.NZ<br />

Educational<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary to<br />

NCEA level 3. Math, Literacy<br />

and Science (NCEA).<br />

Each student on an individually,<br />

tailoured programme.<br />

Kip McGrath<br />

Rangiora has been serving<br />

the local community for 30<br />

years. Give us a call or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online 03 313 3638 https:/<br />

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

Trade&Services<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 <strong>22</strong>19, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

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

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

chopping, pruning, firewood<br />

cut. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 111 43<strong>22</strong>.<br />

ARBORIST qualified.<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quote. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

BRICK &blocklaying. All<br />

types of work undertaken,<br />

repairs. Phone Hamish<br />

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.<br />

CARPENTER available,<br />

licenced, alterations, and<br />

property maintenance,<br />

renovations, repairs and all<br />

building work. Please<br />

phone 027 294 1423.<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEP...<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

From $80 + gst single<br />

storey. 0800 SWEEP ME<br />

or 021 0277 1927.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.


Trade&Services<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Lilybrook Decorators. Now<br />

semi-retired looking for<br />

those odd jobs. Phone<br />

Gordon 027 430 2938.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restorations<br />

mouldy silcone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

PAINTER, qualified, local<br />

professional. Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

CLASSIFIEDS, TRUSTED TRADES &PROFESSIONAL SERVICES<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Trade&Services<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

PLASTIC WELDING<br />

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

All plastic &fibreglass<br />

repairs. Telephone James<br />

021 180 5103.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs, SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

parts &sales for over 40 Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade tailing, feet trimming &<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road, health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish available. Experienced,<br />

Removal and RRR skips. reliable and honest. Ph 03<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency 4233713 or 021 267 4025.<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish, SHEEP SHEARING,<br />

greenwaste, building sites drenching, feet trimming.<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a For Lifestyle blocks. Call<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

ROOFER. All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

SHEEP SHEARING -<br />

moss treatment, mobile. Fast, friendly, pro-<br />

repointing, gutter cleans & fessional service. 25 years<br />

snow straps. And more. exp. Shearing, drenching,<br />

Free quotes. Phone Nathan hoof trimming etc. Call<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

Shaun 021 204 1274.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

STONEMASON, Brick<br />

and Blocklayer. Earthquake<br />

repairs, grind out and<br />

repoint, River/Oamaru<br />

stone, Schist, Volcanic<br />

rock, paving, all alterations<br />

- new and old. Quality<br />

workmanship. Visit www.<br />

featureworks.co.nz or ph<br />

027 601 3145.<br />

VALUATION -<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

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

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

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

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscountrate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Rob 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 <strong>22</strong>27597<br />

Trade &Services<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

25 Years Experience<br />

privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

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

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

Trade&Services<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

<strong>22</strong>20615<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

<strong>22</strong>25862<br />

39<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

Movemen Ltd<br />

2Men &agood sized<br />

truck. From $157 per hour<br />

(incl gst). Kaiapoi based.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

2316549<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

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

horse, all types of animals.<br />

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

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office03312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

2070788<br />

Automotive &Recovery<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

•<br />

Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm<br />

Builder<br />

Butchery<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

1680439<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

131 Ohoka Road<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

03 327 3111<br />

021 293 6331<br />

compucare@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.compucare.co.nz<br />

Computer Repairs &upgrades<br />

Prompt professional services<br />

<strong>22</strong>76525v2<br />

Virus &malware removal<br />

New &UsedPC’s4Sale<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

<strong>22</strong>73277<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian<br />

Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

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

Ear Health<br />

Electrician<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

Electrician<br />

• Ear Health checks.<br />

• Wax removal using Microsuction<br />

• Removal of foreign bodies<br />

• Basic hearing aid care<br />

• ACC provider<br />

• WarVeteran provider<br />

• No medical referral<br />

required<br />

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi<br />

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.<br />

Bookings: Online www.earcare.nz |Phone 020 4124 25 25<br />

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

2324849<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial<br />

Phone 03 313 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

*RELINE * *REPAIRS<br />

* I S<br />

HOURS<br />

8.30am -12noon<br />

- Monday to Friday<br />

FREE E CONSULTATION O<br />

AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

For a/h repairs<br />

phone (03) 310-3044<br />

AARON HARRIS<br />

ELECTRICAL LTD<br />

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS<br />

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING<br />

SYSTEMS AND MORE...<br />

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

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

Plumbing<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65 years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

Aaron McCartney<br />

Certifying Plumber<br />

Cell 027 366 9091<br />

A/H 03 310 2137<br />

Free Call:<br />

0508 44EVER<br />

EMAIL:<br />

plumber_27@yahoo.com<br />

2172994<br />

Scaffolding<br />

•Edge protection<br />

•Working platform<br />

Phone<br />

0274 366 901<br />

Plans for pricing<br />

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

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

1783878<br />

Motorcycle Service &Repair<br />

South Pacific Motorcycle Services<br />

“we’re your LOCAL motorcycle guys”<br />

• Service • Repairs • Tyres<br />

• Motorcycle Rental<br />

•Fully Equipped Workshop •Quality Work •Affordable Rates!<br />

Ph: 03 312 0066 |office@motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

www.motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

2313195<br />

SERVICES<br />

Water Blasting<br />

ENVIROTEC<br />

Waterblasting Ltd<br />

Servicing <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Commercial &Residential<br />

<br />

SPRINGTIME<br />

Get cleanedupfor<br />

the summer<br />

months, getrid of<br />

the winter grime.<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

W<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

FREE QUOTES<br />

0800 SITECLEAN<br />

(0800 748 325)<br />

Mobile 0274 369 187<br />

2197694<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

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

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

Windows & Doors<br />

WINDOW MARKET PLACE<br />

• New & Used<br />

• Timber & Aluminium<br />

• Windows & Doors<br />

8am-5pm Weekdays<br />

8am-2pm Saturday<br />

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham<br />

Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz<br />

Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz<br />

190<strong>22</strong>73<br />

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RangioraToyota<br />

2018 Yaris GX<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto, ReverseCamera<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

•Only 37,600kms<br />

$<br />

15,995<br />

2008 DaihatsuSirion<br />

•1.3LPetrol5-Speed Manual<br />

•Aircon, AM/FM &Radio<br />

•Done128,890km<br />

$<br />

5,995<br />

2010 Toyota Wish<br />

•1.8L Petrol, 7-seater<br />

•Alloys<br />

•Climate air<br />

$<br />

11,995<br />

2010 Toyota Prius S<br />

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol Auto<br />

•Keyless,ClimateControl<br />

•Only 78,100km<br />

WAS$17,995<br />

NOW $<br />

14,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

S<br />

Ex-Demo 2019 CorollaSXSedan 2013Toyota Prius S<br />

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol,<br />

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol Auto<br />

•Satnav,TSS<br />

$ •Keyless<br />

33,995<br />

•Only 150km<br />

•5-door Hatch<br />

$<br />

17,995<br />

2016 Corolla GX Sedan<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Bluetooth<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Done 63,500kms<br />

$<br />

17,995<br />

2007 Toyota IST<br />

•1.5LPetrolAuto, ClimateAir<br />

•FM/AM Radio &CDPlayer<br />

•Done 124,400km<br />

$<br />

6,995<br />

2013Toyota Aqua<br />

•1.5LHybrid PetrolAuto<br />

•ParkingSensors<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

WAS$15,995<br />

NOW $<br />

14,995<br />

2006 Toyota Vitz<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto<br />

•NZRadio, 5-Door<br />

•Done94,750km<br />

$<br />

8,995<br />

2010 Toyota Prius Silver<br />

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol Auto<br />

•Keyless,Bluetooth<br />

•Done 180,650km<br />

$<br />

8,995<br />

2012Toyota Yaris YR<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto, NZ-new<br />

•Bluetooth/USB Connect<br />

•Done106,400km<br />

$<br />

9,995<br />

2018 Corolla GX<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto<br />

•Satnav,Bluetooth<br />

•Alloys, only 44,350kms<br />

$<br />

21,995<br />

2018 Corolla Wagon GX<br />

•1.5LPetrolAuto, Bluetooth<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Only 13,450kms<br />

$<br />

19,995<br />

2012Corolla WagonGX<br />

•1.5LPetrolAuto<br />

•Bluetooth/MP3,CD/USB<br />

•Only 26,150kms<br />

$<br />

14,995<br />

2018 Suzuki Swift GL<br />

•1.2LPetrol5-SpeedManual<br />

•NZNew,Bluetooth<br />

•Cruise Control<br />

$<br />

9,995<br />

2018 Corolla GX<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto<br />

•Satnav,Bluetooth<br />

•Alloys, only 49,000kms<br />

$<br />

21,995<br />

<strong>2020</strong> CamryV6<br />

•3.5LPetrol8-speed Auto, Leather<br />

•Satnav,Sensors/Camera<br />

•Only 200kms<br />

$<br />

44,995<br />

2017 CamryAtara SL<br />

•2.5LHybrid Petrol, Alloys<br />

•Leather,ReverseCamera<br />

•Only 21,200kms<br />

$<br />

31,995<br />

2005 Aurion Sportivo SX6<br />

•3.5LV6Auto, Alloys<br />

•Spoiler,Sports Seats<br />

•91,300kms<br />

$<br />

10,995<br />

2018 Toyota C-HR AWD<br />

•1.2LTurboPetrolAuto<br />

•Toyota Safety Sense,Satnav<br />

•Only 29,700km<br />

$<br />

31,995<br />

2019 RAV4 GXL<br />

•2.5LPetrolAutoAWD,Satnav,ReverseCamera<br />

•Latest Shape<br />

•Only<strong>22</strong>,200kms<br />

$<br />

37,995<br />

2019 LandCruiserPrado VX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Leather<br />

•Toyota Safety Sense<br />

•Only 31,100km<br />

$<br />

66,995<br />

2017 HiluxSR5 Limited 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•Leather,18” Alloys<br />

•Only 40,850km<br />

$<br />

44,995<br />

2009 LandCruiser 200 Seri<br />

es<br />

•4.5LTurbo-Diesel, V8<br />

•8-seater, Satnav<br />

•Climate Air ,<br />

WAS$51,995<br />

NOW $<br />

45,995<br />

2018 HiluxSR5 Prerunner<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•Canopy, Liner,Satnav<br />

•Only 38,000km<br />

$<br />

38,995<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Satnav<br />

•ReverseCamera<br />

•Done33,750km<br />

$<br />

47,995<br />

2017 HiluxSRPrerunner<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Manual<br />

•ReverseCamera, Bluetooth<br />

•Tonneau<br />

2019 FortunerGXL<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto4WD<br />

•Satnav,ReverseCamera<br />

•Only 23,600<br />

2019 Hiace ZR<br />

2015Hilux4x4 Single Cab<br />

2017 LandCruiserPrado VX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel<br />

•Satnav,Leather<br />

•Done 57,100km $<br />

58,995<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel 6-SpeedManual<br />

•3.0L TurboDiesel Manual<br />

$<br />

29,995<br />

$ •5-Door,Satnav<br />

•Roof Racking<br />

48,995<br />

$ $<br />

•ReverseCamera,only 250kms 41,995 •Only 58,650km 30,995<br />

Percival Street,Rangiora • Ph (03) 313-8186any time • www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

2319050-h<br />

FINANCE &INSURANCE AVAILABLE

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