Selwyn Times: December 16, 2020

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Record turnout

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It was a record turnout

of more than 5000

spectators at the Lincoln

Christmas Parade and

Market on Saturday. The

sun was shining and it

was a brilliant day. Dozens

of floats made their way

through the township,

preceding the grand finale

of Santa on the last float. The

parade has been an annual

tradition for decades.

•More photos, pages 4 & 5

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St John

starts

ambulance

trial at

Lincoln

Fire Station

• By Matt Slaughter

AN AMBULANCE is scheduled

to start operating from the Lincoln

Fire Station this week meaning

response times to emergencies will

be faster for its residents and others

in nearby areas.

Fire and

Emergency New

Zealand area

Commander

Dave Berry said

the ambulance

service will be

available between

10am and 10pm Dave Berry

seven days a

week.

St John Mid-Canterbury

territory manager James Watkins

said the service will be trialled for

six months.

Said Watkins: “The trial

will provide valuable data for

assessing response performance

improvements and improved

patient health outcomes delivered

across the local communities.”

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Finally, an ambulance

will be based in Lincoln (at

the fire station) which will

service the township and

surrounding areas.

This will mean an

ambulance won’t have to

race from Rolleston or

Leeston to back up the

usual first responders in an

emergency in rural areas –

volunteer firefighters.

The firefighters have

done a tremendous job

in recent years, not only

tackling fires, but being

on call to be the first to

vehicle crashes, and medical

emergencies.

They will no doubt

continue to do this but

with an ambulance and

paramedics now based in

Lincoln, it will make their

lives a lot less frantic and

stressful.

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SELWYN REMAINS a great

place to live for most residents

but a district council survey

SORED shows dissatisfaction CONTENThas

increased over swimming pools,

roads and public halls.

The findings from the district

council’s annual survey of

residents shows 92 per cent

think Selwyn is a great place to

live, consistent with the results

in 2018 (91 per

cent) and 2019

(93 per cent).

Three quarters

of residents

surveyed also

said they felt a

sense of belonging

and community.

However,

residents’

satisfaction has decreased for

community-run swimming

pools, down 10 per cent, urban

roads, down 5 per cent, and

public halls, down 4 per cent.

Overall, 63 per cent of residents

rated the district council’s

performance as good or very

good.

The survey notes that it is unclear

what impact the Covid-19

pandemic may have had on the

figures. It was undertaken in

July, soon after the lockdown,

when a number of district

council services were closed or

reduced.

Mayor Sam Broughton said

the results reflect the positive

feeling around the district.

“I’m delighted that the people

of Selwyn think this is a great

place to live, in particularly as we

continue to grow at such pace.

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People enjoy living in district

Sam

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Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times

NEWS 3

In Brief

There’s already plenty of interest in the

beautiful new homes at Woodcroft Estate

Lifestyle Village especially with its next

generation financial model where

owners benefit from any capital gain

BUS IMPROVEMENTS

The district council has endorsed a

proposal for improvements to bus

networks over the next 10 years.

The key changes outlined in the

proposal include a new service

between Lincoln and Christchurch

city centre, bus priority

improvements on routes that will

benefit Selwyn users like the yellow

line, bus stop improvements,

improvements to frequencies of

Rolleston and Lincoln services

and supporting park and ride

investments. This is part of a $115

million plan to revitalise greater

Christchurch’s public transport.

when it comes time to sell. If approved, the proposal will add

about 100 buses to the greater

FUN: Events like Christchurch network, which the

Selwyn Sounds district is part of.

There are many things to consider when makes to receive the the district capital gain when the unit

making the decision to move into a a is great sold, less place a small to fee. Our FIREFIGHTERS aim is to free IMPROVISE

lifestyle village. Everyone has different live our in. residents from their worries, Springfield while firefighters improvised

requirements, whether it be a true residents get the financial when freedom it came that to clearing the road

“We’re community constantly atmosphere thinking with an inclusive All six areas comes of the from district retaining and of building an overturned on trailer. About

about the social future scene, for all or our be situated council’s in a new water their services, equity. The covering Next Generation 2.30am Model on Friday firefighters were

communities suburb across where Selwyn, everything you drinking, need is waste means and you storm have water, choice. called Whether to the you a crash on a bend

the challenge close by, ahead or well-designed is how quality saw home increases gift in your user chosen satisfaction. charity, leave leading a legacy into to the Thomas River

maintain which our supports high standards caters as to all District aging chief your executive grandchildren David through cutting. contributing Chief fire officer Grant

we grow.” requirements. Whatever your Ward fancy, said it’s the to council their education is looking or first Williams home, said the the trailer was

Residents rather were easy also to see asked Woodcroft to closely Estate at as ways choice to address is in your the hands. blocking the road. Firefighters

rate a range your new of services home. and “Our facilities

off provided in every by way,” the council. says Manor Group “We CEO are always looking to of a logging truck by securing a

owners issues are better raised in the survey. were able to secure the services

For rubbish Adam Yates. collection, 94 per improve the service Comfortable we deliver chain living to it and shifting the trailer

cent rated “Here, good people or very enjoy good, a recycling

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Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

•From page 1

Selwyn Times reported in

August an ambulance would

be based at the station but

there has been uncertainty

over the last few months as

to a start date for the service.

Berry said ambulances

have previously had to travel

from Rolleston and Leeston

to help those in need in Lincoln

but response times will

now be much faster for these

emergencies.

NEWS 7

Response times will be much faster

THE DISTRICT has fared

better than the rest of the

country from the impacts of

Covid-19.

The district saw a smaller

impact on its economy than

the rest of New Zealand,

with its economy already

returning to growth and adding

more than 600 jobs since

lockdown.

This is according to the latest

report on the impacts of the

pandemic by analytics company

Infometrics.

The report shows Selwyn’s

economy decreased by 10.4

per cent over the April-June

quarter this year, compared

with a 12.4 per cent decline

nationally.

The district’s economy grew

over the three months to

September, ending 2.6 per cent

higher than the same time last

year.

Nationally over the same

period the economy decreased

by 3.2 per cent.

By the end of September the

district had also added 640

jobs, with healthcare and

social assistance and manufacturing

the industries leading

the way.

However, the report warns

that the biggest impacts of

Covid-19 are still to come and

the international recession will

slow New Zealand’s economy

as the district’s construction

boom eases.

The forecast is for Selwyn’s

economy to slow down less

than the rest of the country.

This second report on the

expected impacts of Covid

for the district forecasts it will

do significantly better than

initially thought, thanks to a

stronger than expected residential

market and construction

growth.

The report warns that

the impacts on tourism

and other international

demands are expected to lead

to an economic downturn

nationwide over the next year,

before the economy begins to

grow again in 2022.

It forecasts Selwyn will see a

smaller economic slowdown,

led by a predicted easing in

the district’s construction

boom. It also forecasts that this

“It’s going to benefit everyone

with quicker response

times.

“Rather than coming from

Rolleston, we’ll have an

ambulance based here,” said

Berry.

As well as Lincoln, the

ambulance will be available

to attend emergencies in

areas including Rolleston

and Tai Tapu.

Last year the Lincoln

Volunteer Fire Brigade responded

to 54 motor vehicle

crashes and 17 medical calls.

There are also St John ambulances

based at Rolleston

and Darfield.

Last year, Rolleston Fire

Station became staffed

24/7 meaning it has one

ambulance operating 24

hours a day, seven days

a week and a second

ambulance on a 12-hour day

shift from mid-morning to

mid-evening.

Covid-19 economic hit less for Selwyn

slowdown and recovery will

come later than the rest of New

Zealand.

The district’s economy is

forecast to decrease by about

0.9 per cent by March next

year compared to 4.1 per cent

nationally and by 0.7 per cent

the following year.

The economy nationally is

predicted to grow by 1 per

cent.

The report is based on

national and international

conditions at the time of

writing, and notes that

forecasts could change

depending on global factors

such as the rollout of vaccines

in 2021 and travel restrictions

which it forecasts to last into

2022.

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NEWS

Tai Tapu School recovering

from financial difficulty

• By Matt Slaughter

TAI TAPU School is

recovering from the

serious financial difficulty

it was said to be in the

Auditor-General’s 2019

schools audit.

THe Ministry of

Education says it has been

committed to supporting

the school through this

difficulty.

Principal Bernadette

May said the school it is

now back in the positive.

“THe board of trustees

and principal of the school

have been working hard

this year to address this

and are pleased to report

the working capital is now

in the positive of $27,020.

“THroughout this time

period the financial

viability of the school was

not threatened nor the

education outcomes for the

students compromised.

“THrough the efforts

of the governance team,

principal and wider school

community we are already

seeing an increased student

role and continue to take

further inquiries for

enrolment.

“We are confident that

the school will finish in a

financially secure position

for 2020,” May said.

THe school had a

negative working capital of

$37,000 in 2019.

Said May: “This was

due to a number of

unprecedented demands

on the school which in part

• By Susan Sandys

BRAZEN THEFTS from

cars are occurring in

Selwyn even after people

lock their vehicles and put

belongings out of sight.

One Lincoln resident

Aleisha Tweedy experienced

this first-hand. Her

neighbour came knocking

on her door last Wednesday

morning to let her

know her family’s Toyota

station wagon had been

broken into.

It was parked on the

street outside their home

on Roblyn Pl. The neighbour

had heard the sound

of smashing glass earlier,

around 3am.

The 24-year-old said she

had been shocked to find

a smashed rear window in

the car, and a UE Boom

speaker missing from the

glove box.

“There was a baby car

seat in there, who breaks

into a mother’s car? It’s just

POSITIVE: Tai Tapu School principal Bernadette

May says its finances are improving following a

tough period over the last few years.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

has reduced the student

roll.”

Ministry of Education

deputy secretary of sector

enablement and support

Katrina Casey said there

were previously concerns

the school may have

difficulty paying its bills,

particularly if they were to

be due at the same time.

When the Auditor-

General has assessed that

a school is in financial

difficulty, the Ministry of

Education is asked whether

it will continue to support

the school.

If the ministry confirms

it will provide support,

schools can complete their

financial statements as a

‘going concern.’

THis has been the case

for Tai Tapu School.

THe ministry wrote three

horrible, what are they expecting

to find, they found

a speaker, that’s about it,

is that worth a crime?”

Tweedy said.

Senior Sergeant Dean

Harker said in the last two

to three weeks there had

been an increase in thieves

smashing windows to

break into locked vehicles

throughout the district,

with numbers climbing

letters supporting Tai Tapu

School to the Auditor-

General in 2017, 2018 and

2019.

Said Casey: The Auditor-

General has required

letters of support in 2017,

2018 and 2019.

“THese letters ‘of going

concern’ confirm our

commitment to providing

continued operational and

staffing support for the

foreseeable future.

“We have been working

with Tai Tapu school to

improve its finances since

2017. At the end of 2019

the school had negative

working capital of $37,000.

This is an improvement

of $24,000 or 39 per

cent since 2017. We will

continue to support the

school to get back to

financial health,” she said.

Police follow leads after

car break-ins continue

into double figures.

This was alongside a

spate of thefts of items

from unlocked vehicles,

particularly at Lincoln and

Rolleston, over the last

couple of months.

Police were following

some leads and investigating

a couple of potential

offenders in relation to at

least some of the incidents.

He urged residents to report

not only such crimes

when they occurred, but

also any suspicious vehicles

they saw being driven

around streets. Residents

should get a description of

the vehicle and registration

number, although the latter

may be of limited use

depending on whether the

licence plate was stolen.

Harker said the more

reports the better, as such

information could help

police know what areas to

seek any relevant security

camera footage.


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14

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Courts finished at new sports centre

THE FIRST courts have been

completed at Selwyn Sports

Centre.

The four polyurethane

courts, similar to many school

gyms, have been laid and the

lines painted on last week. The

building is on track to open in

time for the 2021 winter sports

season.

The courts will be a multiuse

space, with the markings

set up for basketball, netball,

futsal, tennis, korfball, floorball

and other sports.

The surface will also allow

the space to be used for exhibitions

and events. The hall will

also host an interactive sports

BACKYARD CRITTERS

ACTION: The first courts

have been completed at

the Selwyn Sports Centre,

it is on track to open for

winter 2021. ​

and educational wall.

Selwyn Netball has agreed

with the district council to use

the centre for the 2021 winter

season and beyond.

Selwyn Netball Centre president

Andrea James confirmed

it will use the centre for its

year 1 to 4 programme and

its Saturday competition will

be split between the Selwyn

Sports Centre and the court

facilities in Lincoln.

In addition, a community indoor

netball competition open

to the district’s residents will be

held at the sports centre.

The centre will have a focus

on serving the community,

including clubs and schools,

and will feature two halls with

four courts each, divided by a

central corridor space.

As well as the polyurethane

courts, the John F. Reid Courts

on the other side of the building

will host four courts with

a sprung wood floor, which is

currently being laid.

This hall will have courts for

basketball, netball, futsal, volleyball

and badminton, while

a mezzanine around the top

of the hall will feature a 240m

walking track.

The building features panelling,

which provides high

quality insulation and removes

the need for internal cladding.

It will also have solar panels

that will generate about 80

per cent of its power during

summer.

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MANY OF you will have seen

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THis bright red 1.5mm

diameter mite known

scientifically as Anystis races

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THere are at least 18 species

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NEWS 17

Jet setters now call Prebbleton home

The Faces of Selwyn exhibition was launched last year

and a new set of 12 stories about people in the district

are on display at Selwyn Libraries. The stories, written

by Hayley Tate, celebrate diversity and highlight the

differences in people’s backgrounds and journeys to

Selwyn. Selwyn Times continues its coverage.

Sam and Lillian

Ragnarsson

TWO STRANGERS from

Iceland and China, sat next to

each other on a flight to New

Zealand. 19 years later, they call

New Zealand their home.

For Sam and Lillian

Ragnarsson, living in different

countries was the norm.

At 23 years old, Sam left his

birth place Iceland, and until he

moved to Prebbleton six years

ago, he had never stayed in one

place for more than a year.

Having lived in countries,

including England, Australia,

and China, he was very happy

to gain New Zealand citizenship

recently.

“For someone living in seven

countries, five continents and

moved this often since I left

home at 17, to find a place and be

• By Susan Sandys

WHEN LINCOLN High

School teachers Sandra McLean

and Robyn Wylie planned

a fundraising Christmas

production, their target figure

was around $1000.

However, after tallying up

how well the school’s inaugural

Christmas Extravaganza went,

accepted was really important.”

Likewise, Lillian grew up in

China, later worked in Japan and

went to America to learn English

for a year.

While it was a big milestone

giving up her Chinese passport

and visa, Lillian says gaining

citizenship made her feel a part

of New Zealand.

“I am ready to fight for New

Zealand, that’s how I feel.”

The couple have always had

a connection to New Zealand.

They first met in 2000 at

Melbourne airport and by

coincidence had the seat next

to each other on the same flight

to Auckland. They got talking

again several years later over the

internet and got married in 2008

in China.

After living together for a year

each in Japan, the USA and China,

the two project managers sat

they have arrived at the stunning

total of $2369.90.

“It went fabulously, excellently;

it exceeded expectations, because

the students really made it their

own,” drama head of department

McLean said.

Students and their dedicated

teachers were not motivated only

by raising money for the charity

of KidsCan, but also by wanting

SATISFIED: Sam and Lillian Ragnarsson and their children

Nicole and Caitlin have no plans to leave Prebbleton.

to make the extravaganza experience

as enthralling as possible.

“This year we really powered it

out,” said McLean, who oversaw a

similar smaller-scale event at the

school a couple of years ago.

Students staged the extravaganza

in the school’s hall over six shows –

two daytime performances and one

evening performance on each of

two days in late November.

down with an Excel spreadsheet

to make an important decision

about where to settle down. They

listed everything they wanted

from a country and New Zealand

came out on top.

“We always laugh that we

met on the way to New Zealand

and then we ended up in New

Zealand, so many years later.”

Sam said.

They chose Christchurch

to help out with the postearthquake

rebuild and were

surprised how friendly everyone

was.

“When you walk on the street,

people say hello, give a smile,

that’s something that never

happened to me when I lived in

Tokyo,” said Lillian.

In the first year, Sam studied

software and information technology

at Lincoln University and

would travel into town passing

through Prebbleton.

Visitors were treated to a walkthrough

grotto experience and an

interactive grotto experience. For

the latter, they got to do fun activities

such as pin the nose on the

reindeer, shoot the bah humbug

balloons with a nerf gun, limbo as

low as they could, and guess what

was in wrapped presents.

This was followed by a 30min

drama and dance production,

“I remember the day that I first

drove past Prebbleton, we came

in and I just saw the trees and I

was like wait a minute, we’ve just

come out of the city. We just see

for miles; mountains, cows and

horses and it’s like wow, this is

where I want to live.”

Now having lived in Prebbleton

for over six years, the pair

enjoy the peace and quiet and

have finally found their feet.

Sam owns a slice of Iceland at

restaurant The Kiwi Viking in

Christchurch and volunteers as

the emergency response street

co-ordinator in Prebbleton and

runs two Prebbleton Facebook

community groups.

Lillian supports Chinese residents

who do not have access to

the Facebook group on We Chat.

Sam says there’s now even an

Icelandic flag flying at Prebbleton

School where his girls attend.

The pair considered leaving

Prebbleton and buying a lifestyle

block, but their girls Nicole and

Caitlin turned to them and said,

we love this house, we love this

place, why should we leave?

“And it made us think, they’re

right, why would we leave?”

Lincoln High production raises more than $2300

mostly staged by year 10 drama

students and year 9 dancers.

McLean said over 800 visitors

came through altogether, and it

was fantastic to now be able to

support KidsCan.

The charity partners with

low decile schools and early

childhood centres to provide

resources such as food, raincoats

and shoes for needy children.


Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

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NEWS

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The town that never was sits just

ALTHOUGH regarded as

being ‘just off the beaten track,’

Ladbrooks has remained the

town that never was.

After over 170 years of

European settlement, the

community remains relatively

unknown apart from those who

are fortunate enough to live in

this charming location situated

between Halswell, Tai Tapu,

Lincoln and Prebbleton.

Originally known as ‘the

swamp south of Prebbleton’ or

as ‘Lincoln Swamp,’ the name

Ladbrooks was only given to the

area sometime in the 1890s.

William Ladbrook and his

family had emigrated from

Britain and were one of the first

colonists to settle in the area in

1853. The official name came

about through the establishment

of the local primary school

in 1889. It was first known as

Prebbleton Side School until local

residents decided on a name

change to Ladbrooks later that

year.

This new name was reinforced

a few years later when a new

railway station, known as Ladbrooks

Station, was built to serve

farmers living between Lincoln

and Prebbleton. The station

was built on land that had been

formerly owned by the Ladbrook

family along Birches Rd, north

of Robinsons Rd.

Historian and district council staff member

Wayne Stack continues his regular look at

Selwyn’s past. Anyone with suggestions for

future features can phone Wayne on 021 119

9107. This month’s feature is about the small

community of Ladbrooks

IMPORTANT: Ladbrooks Hall is sited next to the school on

Barnes Rd, it houses a roll of honour for men and women

who served in the two world wars.

This station became part of the

Christchurch-Southbridge-Little

River branch line and provided

a modern communication and

transport link for residents.

It consisted of a sizeable

weatherboard ticket office and

waiting room, built on a concrete

platform, along with a siding and

storage goods shed, typical of the

small railway stations throughout

the district at the time.

The boggy ground prone to

flooding, that remains a feature

of the area, made the location

unsuitable for the establishment

of a township. Although,

it appears it may have been the

dream of some when the local

community hall was built in

1913; the name ‘Ladbrooks Town

Hall’ was proudly painted on the

front of the building for decades.

After 107 years the original

hall remains an important meeting

place for the people of the

Our Great

history

WITH WAYNE STACK

CARGO: Ladbrooks railway goods shed and wagons.

community, especially for the

school which is located next to

it on Barnes Rd; and after recent

refurbishment, it continues as a

popular venue for weddings and

other social events.

As Ladbrooks has no official

war memorial another important

role the hall fills in the

community is housing the rolls

of honour which record the local

men and women who served in

the two world wars.

The school and the hall

became, and remain, the social

centre for Ladbrooks. The school

was built on land donated by a

local farmer, John Sharp, and the

original two-classroom wooden

building not only provided

primary education for local children,

but also became the hub of

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singing clubs, card playing

evenings, Sunday school lessons

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off the beaten track

NEWS 19

In the early years children

would ride ponies to school or

walk along the web of unsealed

roads.

In 1889 the school role was just

18 pupils, but by the early 1900s

it had risen to 90. It currently has

around 150 students. In 1966 a

new school building replaced the

original wooden structure, which

was then demolished.

After World War 1 several

tennis courts were built next to

the school and the tennis club

that was formed in the 1920s still

remains well supported within

the community.

During the 1950s a number of

senior players gained high honours

within the premier competitions

throughout the county.

Farming was the main feature

of the area, but this was only

achieved through drainage and

clearing of flax, toi-toi and rushes

that originally covered the peaty

land. Early pioneering families

such as the McDrurys and Mc-

Carthys from Ireland, Tuckers

and Mussons from England, and

the Arnsts, Roeslers, Schroeders

and Meyers from Germany, set

about digging drains and building

rough roads to help establish

sustainable farm land. This

was mainly done through hard

manual labour and horsepower.

The area was exposed to seasonal

flooding of the Halswell

River and to ensure the roads

in the area remained usable, the

local roads board (forerunner of

the district council) transported

shingle from quarries at Birdlings

Flat, Halswell and Broadfield

to raise the level of the roads

so that they were above the level

of the flooded farmland.

Dairying was an important

feature of the community, along

with growing potatoes and other

crops, with cows initially being

milked by hand.

In 1893 the Central Dairy

Company built a new creamery

to serve the district near the

intersection of Ellesmere and

Robinsons Rds.

Local farmers would deliver

their milk to the creamery by

horse and dray for separation.

By 1906 this had been taken over

by the Tai Tapu Dairy Company

which had its own larger creamery

in Tai Tapu, with local milk

then being processed there or at a

new smaller creamery that

had been built near the intersection

of Ellesmere and Tancred

Rds.

Ladbrooks lacked the churches

and a hotel that were commonplace

in most pioneering

communities. However, it did

have a store for a number of years

that had been opened by John

Brown on Robinsons Rd, near

the intersection with Barnes and

McDrurys Rd.

This establishment provided

general goods, including bread,

milk, meat, household items,

and later on, petrol. It also

incorporated a post office and

telephone bureau, where locals

could send and receive mail and

telegrams, along with being able

to make telephone calls at a time

when not everybody had a home

phone.

Over the years as family cars

became commonplace and roads

Left:

Ladbrooks

School

before

it was

demolished

in 1966.

Right: the

general

store before

it closed in

1955.

improved, many locals chose

to shop in nearby towns, such

as Lincoln, for a greater variety.

Through the loss in local custom

the store became financially

unviable and closed in 1955.

The building reverted back to a

private residence and can still be

seen on Robinson Rd, around the

corner from the school.

Today, dairying is still a feature

of Ladbrooks, but there is only

one dairy farm operating in the

area, which belongs to the Stone

family on McDrurys Rd. Most of

the traditional family farms have

been broken up as the land was

more profitable being subdivided.

The sealed and picturesque

tree-lined country roads, along

with its proximity to Christchurch,

has ensured that the area

is highly sought after real estate

for those looking for a country

lifestyle within a short commute

to the city.

The physical character of

the district has changed from

the early years, where colonial

weatherboard farmhouses have

been replaced with many modern

palatial homes set on lifestyle

blocks of only several acres.

Although the railway station

has long gone, the concrete

platform can still be seen from

the cycleway on Birchs Rd,

north of the Robinsons Rd

intersection.

•Descendants of the

original settlers still live

in the area, including

Maurice McCarthy, who is

part way through writing

a history of the area and

who would be pleased to

hear from anyone who has

old photographs or family

stories of the district (email

mccarthy@hotmail.co.nz or

phone 329 6713).

MERRY

Christmas

We would like to thank all our customers for

supporting us during the year and wish you all

a very happy Christmas and a great 2021.

We have a lite night shopping Thursday

17 December until 7.00pm, enjoy a glass of

bubbles while shopping, specials on the night

and gift with purchase.

Gift vouchers available in store and online.

Our Christmas hours are:

Last shopping day before Christmas Day

Thursday 24 December: 9.00am-6.00pm

25 - 29 December: Closed

30 - 31 December: Open 9.00am-5.00pm

1 - 4 January: Closed

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20 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

63%

Overall Council

performance

76%

Water supply

94%

Rubbish collection

92%

Selwyn is a great

place to live

51%

Cycleways and

footpaths

84%

Parks and reserves

Proportion of residents rating

service good or very good

Selwyn still a great

place to live –

residents say

Selwyn remains a great place to live according to most Selwyn residents.

The Council’s annual survey of residents this year shows 92% of people surveyed thought Selwyn

was ‘a great place to live’, consistent with the results in 2018 (91%) and 2019 (93%).

Three quarters of residents surveyed also said they felt a sense of belonging and community.

Mayor Sam Broughton says the results reflect the positive feel of the district.

“I’m delighted the people of Selwyn think this is a great place to live, in particular as we continue

to grow at such pace. We’re constantly thinking about the future for all our communities across

Selwyn, the challenge ahead is how we maintain our high standards as we grow”.

Residents were asked to rate a range of Council services and facilities, with rubbish collection

(94% rated good or very good), recycling (90%), playgrounds (86%), libraries (85%) and parks and

reserves (84%) the highest rated services.

All areas of the Council’s water services—covering drinking, waste and storm water—saw

increases in satisfaction among users.

Satisfaction decreased for community-run swimming pools (down 10%), local urban roads (down

5%), and public halls (down 4%).

Overall 63% of residents rated the Council’s performance as good or very good.

The survey notes that the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are unclear, but it was undertaken in

July, soon after lockdown when a number of Council services were closed or reduced.

Council Chief Executive David Ward says the Council is looking closely at ways to address the

issues raised in the survey.

“We are always looking to improve the service we deliver to our community and we have taken

account of this feedback in our planning for services in the coming year and further ahead.”

The survey was carried out by independent research company Research First, and surveyed 624

people using telephone, cellphone and online surveys.

The full residents’ survey is available at: selwyn.govt.nz/residents-survey.

Annual report shows Council in sound position

The Council’s annual report shows its financial position remains stable despite the impacts from

Covid-19. The report, which is now available on the Council website, shows the district continued to

experience high levels of population and economic growth during the financial year. The Council largely

kept to its budgeted spending, with expenditure $1.8 million under forecast mainly from delays in work

due to the Level 4 lockdown. Strong economic and population growth helped fuel positive operating

revenues and cash flow, largely made up of infrastructure assets being transferred to Council from

developers and increased development contributions. The sound economic position leaves the Council

with a good capacity to deal with uncertain times in the future.

Selwyn in good place to respond

to Covid impacts

Selwyn has fared better than the rest of the country and is wellplaced

to bounce back from the impacts of Covid-19.

The district saw a smaller impact on its economy from Covid-19 this

year than the rest of New Zealand, with Selwyn’s economy already

returning to growth and adding over 640 jobs since lockdown,

according to a report on the impacts of the pandemic by analytics

company Infometrics.

It is the second Infometrics report on the forecast impacts of

Covid-19 for Selwyn and predicts the district will do significantly

better than initially expected, thanks to a stronger than expected

residential market and construction growth.

However, the report warns the biggest impacts of Covid-19 are

still to come as the international recession slows New Zealand’s

economy, before returning to growth in 2022.

Mayor Sam Broughton says it is good to see the resilience in the

economy so far, but the report highlights the need to continue to

support each other over the next 18 months.

“We’ve seen a fantastic response by our community over this year.

It’s good to see that we remain in a good place to handle the tough

times ahead. Just as important as our economy though will be our

community strength and how we support each other.”

The report shows Selwyn’s economy contracted by 10.4% in the

April-June quarter compared to 12.4% nationally. Over the next

three months it bounced back, ending the September quarter 2.6%

higher than last year, while nationally the economy shrank by 3.2%.

Selwyn’s economy is forecast to see a small slowdown later than

the rest of New Zealand, shrinking by 0.9% for the year to 30 March

2021 compared to 4.1% nationally and shrinking again by 0.7%

over the next year, before returning to growth.

You can read the full report at selwyn.govt.nz/economy.

Next steps for Proposed District

Plan as consultation closes

Consultation on the Proposed Selwyn District Plan has now closed.

The Council received about 500 submissions on the plan, which

was open for the public to have their say for 10 weeks.

Council Planning Manager Ben Rhodes says the plan will now go

through further submissions, hearings, decisions, and appeals

stages.

“That process normally takes around two years and we’re hoping

to have decisions on the new plan by the end of 2022. The full

completion of the final plan will depend on any appeals that follow

Council’s decision.”

The Council will now prepare a summary of the submissions, which

will be made available to the public early in 2021. Followed by a

further submission period which will allow people the opportunity to

comment on matters raised in the submissions.

All submissions will then be presented to a hearing panel made

up of councillors and independent hearing commissioners. Public

hearings will be held for those who wish to be heard, before a final

recommendation is presented to the Council.

The Council will give notice of its decision on the Proposed District

Plan (and matters raised in submissions, including its reasons for

accepting or rejecting submissions). Submitters have the right to

appeal this decision to the Environment Court. The plan will then be

adopted, except any areas that have been appealed and these will

be added according to the outcome of the appeal.

Development contributions are retained to fund new infrastructure and support future growth needs

from developments. Vested assets reflect the transfer of infrastructure assets from developers to the

Council. Neither of these are available to reduce rates.

The full annual report is available at selwyn.govt.nz/annualreport.

ON THE

ROADS

On the Roads

Leeston Road has extensive road works and delays are expected until 18 December.

Leeston Road is closed at the intersection with Station Street for work on the Leeston

stormwater bypass and traffic control is in place outside of Doyleston and Irwell Village.

Priority is given to the peak traffic flow. The works are to facilitate seal widening, storm

water upgrades and a new sewer main between Doyleston and Leeston.

Repairs are taking place on Waimakariri Gorge Bridge. Traffic management is in place.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

CC161220


Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 21

Meetings

Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committees meetings are open to the public. Time is

available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to speak at the Council meeting at least five days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve Committee meetings: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.

changes@selwyn.govt.nz or phone 0800 SELWYN (735 996) by 9am Wednesday the week before publication.

*Livestreamed on the Council website and YouTube channel

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Extraordinary Council meeting

Wed 16 December 8.30am

Council Rolleston Offices*

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Mon 21 December 6pm

Council services holiday hours

Dunsandel Tavern

Sheffield-Waddington

Community Committee

Thu 17 December 7.30pm

Sheffield Community Hall

Here is a summary of Selwyn District Council services and opening hours during the holiday period.

Council headquarters in Rolleston will be closed from 12 midday Thursday 24 December, reopening

8.30am Tuesday 5 January.

Rubbish and recycling collections scheduled on Friday 25 December will take place on Saturday 26

December. Collections scheduled on Friday 1 January will take place on Saturday 2 January. All other

collection days will proceed as normal.

Pines Resource Recovery Park is closed both Friday 25 December and Friday 1 January. Standard

opening hours operate for the rest of the holiday period (9am–4.30pm).

West Melton Community and Recreation Centre is closed from Monday 21 December. Rolleston

Community Centre, Lincoln Event Centre and Tai Tapu Community Centre are closed from midday

on Thursday 24 December. All centres will reopen on Monday 11 January.

All Selwyn Libraries and service centres will close at 12 midday on Thursday 24 December and will

be closed on public holidays: Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December, Monday 28 December

Friday 1 January, Saturday 2 January and Monday 4 January.

All libraries and service centres will be open 10am–4pm on 29–31 December.

Lincoln Library and Service Centre and Rolleston Library will also be open 10am–4pm Sunday 27

December and Sunday 3 January.

All libraries and service centres will resume normal hours from Tuesday 5 January.

Selwyn Aquatic Centre will be closed on public holidays: Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December

and Friday 1 January.

The Aquatic Centre will be open 6am–6pm on Thursday 24 December, 8am–6pm Thursday 31

December, 8am–8pm from 27–30 December and 2–4 January.

Normal hours resume from Tuesday 5 January.

Darfield and Southbridge pools will be closed Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December and

Friday 1 January.

Sheffield Pool will be closed on Friday 25

December, Saturday 26 December, Friday 1

January and Saturday 2 January.

All three community pools will be open normal

hours (1–7pm) on all other days.

Animal Control services are available, operating

24 hours 7 days a week.

The last full day of building inspections will be on

Tuesday 22 December. Normal hours resume from

Tuesday 5 January.

The Council’s customer contact line will be

operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and

New Year break for urgent issues, phone 0800

SELWYN (735 996).

West Melton Community Park work underway

The first stage of the West Melton Community Park is due before Christmas, but a small area may

face delays.

The Council is still hoping to have the first stage of the community park at the West Melton Domain

open before Christmas. However, there is the potential a small part of this area may have to be

completed in the new year due to delays caused by the weather and difficulty accessing construction

material due to high demand.

The first stage of the community park next to the

West Melton Community will be the skate park,

including a bowl, ramps, ledges and a pump

track. A new playground, sheltered barbecue

area and half-court basketball court will be built

in the new year, along with landscaping to help

create a space for the whole community to enjoy.

The Council is also investigating an incident

where someone broke into the construction area

and skated on the wet concrete. This risked

causing significant delays and extra costs to the

project. The Council is looking at solutions to

prevent further vandalism that could delay when

people are able to enjoy the park.

Selwyn Events

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DECEMBER

THURSDAY

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DECEMBER

SATURDAY

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DECEMBER

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DECEMBER

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DECEMBER

WEDNESDAY

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DECEMBER

Employment Zone Clinic

Wednesday Lincoln Library,

1–3pm, Thursday Leeston Library

9.30–11.30am

Are you looking for employment? An

employer needing staff? Employment

Zone clinics are a series of drop-in

sessions, where people can access

one-to-one support around job

seeking, redundancy, staff retention

and recruitment with Sarah Parker,

Work broker from the Ministry of

Social Development. Free. Bookings

not required. See selwynlibraries.com/

events for more times and locations.

Christmas Storytime

All Selwyn Libraries, 6–7pm

Celebrate Christmas with our final

storytime for the year. Listen to your

favourite Christmas stories, sing

songs and take part in our Santa hunt.

Suitable for 3+ years. Free. Bookings

not required.

Selwyn Carols

Rolleston Community Centre,

5–8pm

Selwyn Carols is a family-friendly event

where you can bring along your dinner

or purchase something from the food

and drink vendors onsite. There will

also be craft stalls and performers

entertaining with song and dance.

Paper Snowflakes

Lincoln Library, 1–3pm

Drop by and create a white Christmas

at the Lincoln Library! Did you know,

snowflakes form even basic shapes:

stars, needles, dendrites (having

branches), plates, columns, columns

capped with plates, and irregular

(damaged). Will your snowflake end up

with six points or six sides like a real

snowflake? Free. Bookings not required.

Selwyn Car Seat

Champions clinic

Council Offices, Rolleston, 9–11am

Get your child restraint checked before

the holidays, or ask for advice from a

registered Child Restraint Technician.

The Car Seat Champions will be

available in the Council offices car park

to help you. Donations of canned goods

or Christmas treats for the Ellesmere

Foodbank gratefully accepted.

Message the team at facebook.com/

selwyncarseats to book a slot.

Christmas Pool Party

Selwyn Aquatic Centre 2–4pm

Celebrate the start of school holidays

and the festive season with big

inflatables and a visit from Santa

Claus! Normal pool entry applies.

For information on listing a community event visit

selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

0800 SELWYN

www.selwyn.govt.nz

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SPORT 23

Trainer Chmiel drives 700th winner

• By Jonny Turner

TERRY CHMIEL’S evolving

harness racing career hit new

heights when he drove his 700th

winner in his own colours at

Addington on Saturday night

with Annie Richter.

The Leeston horseman ticked

off the milestone when getting

the best out of his four-year-old

in a thrilling three-horse finish to

race 1.

“It is good to get there, really

good,” Chmiel said.

Chmiel’s winning run in the

sulky started almost 26 years ago

when Seaview Girl won at Westport’s

Christmas meeting in 1994.

After that the reinsman went

on to become a leading junior, a

leading open reinsman and then

a trainer who concentrated on his

own team rather than travelling

to take outside drives.

“As a junior, I was pretty busy,”

Chmiel said.

“I used to get heaps of drives

and travel a bit, but when you

start training your own team you

don’t go as much and you start

just driving your own and a few

others for good friends.”

“It is hard to do both, getting all

the travelling done and trying to

do the team at home.”

At the end of Chmiel’s time as

a junior, he hit the sport’s biggest

heights in headline-making

Win keeps Leeston-Southbridge at top of leader board

A DEPLETED Leeston-

Southbridge still managed to

preserve their status atop the

Canterbury Country premier

one-day leader board with a

hard-fought win over Ellesmere

rivals Lincoln.

Archie Reekie (40 runs off 58

balls), Chris Beatson (48 off 68)

and Tim Field (45 off 63) enabled

the combined XI to post a respectable

209/7 from their 45 overs

at Lincoln Domain on Saturday

before they restricted Lincoln to

192/8 in reply to lead the competition

via a superior net run rate.

Lincoln, who had celebrated

only one win leading into the

10th round, threatened an upset

MILESTONE: Terry Chmiel brings Annie Richter back to the birdcage after clocking up his

700th win on Saturday night at Addington Raceway.

circumstances.

The reinsman brought home

his first group 1 win when Sunny

Action upset superstar trotter

Lyell Creek, who had to settle for

third in the New Zealand Trotting

Free-For-All.

“It was good to beat Lyell Creek

that day, she was never expected

to win and it was a bit of a surprise.

when Hugh Paterson (58 off 95)

and Cameron Powell (49 off 82)

combined to post an opening

stand worth 112.

But once the duo were both

back in the pavilion with the

score on 129 in the 33rd over the

chase lost momentum.

Beatson capped a fine allround

performance with 3/37

from seven overs as Lincoln fell

17 runs short of victory.

At Mandeville, Sefton snatched

a nail-biting last ball win over

Ohoka with seasoned campaigner

Neil Granger sealing the

win after being dropped during a

frantic final over.

Needing three to win off the

“It was a good Cup Week that

week. I won on Cup Day with one

of Andrew Stuart’s – Felix Redmond

– he paid about $70 and

that just kicked the whole week

off,’’ Chmiel said.

Sunny Action’s win started the

steady flow of group race victories

Chmiel drove over the next two

decades.

Some of the highlights include

final over, Ohoka managed three

dot balls and then they effected a

run out to put Granger on strike.

He skied the penultimate ball

to point but a simple catch was

grassed and the batsmen scrambled

two runs to tie the scores.

Then, off the final ball of the

contest, Granger calmly drove

through the covers to secure a

two-wicket triumph.

A spectacular collapse condemned

Oxford-Rangiora to a

33-run victory over Darfield at

Pearson Park after they lost six

wickets for just 10 runs after appearing

comfortable at 144/4 in

pursuit of 188.

Liam Foulkes (5/15) and David

Hurricane Flyer winning the 2004

Great Northern Trotting Derby

and Susie Maguire winning the

Peter Breckon Memorial Ladyship

Stakes in 2007.

“Hurricane Flyer was a good

horse to me, I just liked driving

him.

“It was good to win the big race

up north with Susie Maguire, too.

And I have won some good races

Beatty (3/22) engineered the rout

at Darfield ended Oxford’s chase

in the 42nd over.

Southbrook, who had to default

their last two matches, managed

to field a team for their away fixture

in Cheviot but the makeshift

line-up was no match for the

hosts, who prevailed by 48 runs.

Cheviot’s 154/8 was based on

a string of double digit contributions

from the top order, though

William Inch’s 30 was the pick of

the bunch.

Weedons had the bye.

Short scoreboards:

Leeston-Southbridge 209/7 (C

Beatson 48, T Field 45, A Reekie 40;

C Shalfoon 3/44, A Gulati 2/37) beat

down south, as well. I have had a

pretty good run, to be fair.

“There have been some nice

horses over the years.

“I can’t complain, it has been

a good game to be in. There are

long hours, but you get rewards,’’

he said

Heading north to drive for

other stables is not the focus for

Chmiel these days.

The commitments involved in

preparing his own team make

that his main focus.

“I have been a big seller over

the years. You have got to concentrate

on getting them up and

going instead of driving,’’ Chmiel

said.

Chmiel’s dedication to training

has seen him prepare many of the

big race winners he has driven.

They include Southland

Oaks winner Dibaba, Southern

Supremacy Stakes winner

Memphis Tennessee and

Kaikoura Sales Series Aged Pace

winner Franco Tai.

Chmiel has also provided other

reinsman highlights in the sulky

through his training.

Nek Time won the Southland

Oaks and Harness 5000 event

with Dexter Dunn driving.

Dibaba won the Premier Mares

Championship for Stephen

McNally and the Sires Stakes

Northern Mares Classic for Tim

Williams.

Lincoln 192/8 (H Paterson 58, C

Powell 49, A Paterson 20; C Beatson

3/37, W Macfarlane 2/42).

Darfield 187/6 (R Hughes 61, J

Frew 34no, A Collins 28; J Fleming

4/47, M Power 2/24) beat Rangiora

Oxford-Rangiora 154 (D Smith 43,

L Waghorn 25; L Foulkes 5/15, D

Beatty 3/22, I Earl 2/28).

Cheviot 154/8 (W Inch 30, T

Whelan 26, J Hyde 24; S Stewart

2/18, D Boyle 2/28, G Gunn 2/30,

J Green 2/31) beat Southbrook 106

(W Anderson 30, S Stewart 20;

S Burnett 2/7, C Burnett 2/19, T

Fitzpatrick 2/24).

Points:

Leeston-Southbridge 56, Sefton

56, Darfield 48, Weedons 48, Ohoka

32, Cheviot 32, Oxford 28, Lincoln

8, Southbrook 0.

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Christmas is not only a time for

festivities but also a time to catch

up on all those holiday projects

Increasing your home’s value

A garage door is the biggest door in your home and

needs to stand up to the elements for years to come.

Custom Made Garage Doors designs and builds high

quality garage doors in Selwyn/Christchurch and is New

Zealand’s leading architectural garage door company.

Their mission is to give you the best quality and design

for your money while providing the look of tomorrow

today. They stand by their workmanship and innovative

door designs and invite you to find out what garage

door works best for you and your home. Call Custom

Made Garage Doors Ltd on 0800 661 366 to discuss

your options or visit www.custommade.co.nz.

Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 25

It’s a great time to get outside and

whip that backyard into shape for

summer barbeques and family

celebrations. It’s also a good time

to head indoors and get those UFPs

(un-finished projects) sorted too.

Check out our Home Professional

businesses on the following pages;

you might even get some gift ideas

Gifts for any occasion

Lincoln’s Any Excuse is the perfect store for all

your Christmas gift buying. For her a beautiful

range of jewellery, scarves, candles, books, Huski

wine tumblers and bottles, ceramics, wallets

and personal products. And for him there are

wallets, socks, overnight bags, puzzles, barbecue

accessories, fishing and golfing hardware and

personal products. Located at 3/4 Eastfield Drive,

Lincoln, Any Excuse is open seven days a week

from 9am until 5pm on Mondays to Fridays and

10am until 3pm during the weekend. Phone

03 321 7557 or 021 022 06287 or visit

www.anyexcuse.co.nz.

Local company provides wealth of

knowledge

Building a new home is a major commitment so it

helps to know that Generation Homes Christchurch has

a wealth of expertise, quality workmanship and reliability

with a proven record in the Selwyn district. Over the past

few years the company built more than 120 new homes

in Rolleston, Lincoln and other areas. Generation Homes

Christchurch currently has two show homes in Halswell

- visit their website at www.generation.co.nz/christchurch

to find out more about opening hours and current home

and land packages. All homes are built for a fully fixed

price and guaranteed build time. And stay tuned for a

new show home opening in Rosemerryn, Lincoln in 2021.

GARAGE DOORS

The Genuine

Custom Made Garage

Door Professionals

The very popular

oak arm chair rest is

now back in store.

Available in black.

0800 661 366

info@custommade.co.nz

Auckland • Christchurch • Wanaka

www.custommade.co.nz

3/4 Eastfield Drive, Lincoln | Phone 03 321 7557 | www.anyexcuse.co.nz

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OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday 12-4pm

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HOME PROFESSIONALS

Extending the life of your

spouting

Birds nesting in your home’s spouting is not only be

a noise issue but the eggs and young chicks can also

attract vermin which can then get inside roof cavities

and chew through wiring creating a fire hazard within

your home. Gumleaf Gutter Guard is an effective way

of preventing birds from making nests in the spouting

and soiling walls and windows with their droppings.

The guards can also protect tank water from being

contaminated, ensuring the safety and quality of

the water supply and keeps out leaves/debris which

prevents spouting over flows and extends the life

of the spouting. To discuss your requirements with

Gumleaf Gutter Guard, phone Rohan on

0800 486 532, or email rohan@gumleaf.co.nz.

Electrical expertise on your

doorstep

The increasing rate of residential development has

seen many new residents calling on the services of

the experts at local company Laser Electrical with

their reputation for being dependable and their

focus on quality work, great customer service and

accessibility. The placement of lighting, electric

sockets and heating and cooling appliances is a key

aspect of any new home design and that’s where Laser

Electrical’s knowledge and expertise comes to the

fore. The business is located at 831 Jones Road, phone

0800 527 3748. Opening hours are Monday to Friday

from 8am until 5pm with the team on call 24/7.

Email Rolleston@laserelectrical.co.nz or visit www.

laserelectrical.co.nz.

All you need for your outdoors

Looking towards the warmer weather and

entertaining under the stars, the team at The Outdoor

Space can build patios, fire pits, pizza ovens, decks,

pergolas, water features, garden sheds or built in

seating. A local company, Aaron and the team at

The Outdoor Space have expertise in drawing up

a personalised landscape design for clients or they

can provide a free quote to those home owners

who already have an existing design in mind. Get

in touch with Aaron at The Outdoor Space on 021

542 402 or 03 347 4422 or Aaron@theoutdoorspace.

co.nz. For more ideas visit their website at www.

theoutdoorspace.co.nz. The team wishes everyone a

merry Christmas.

STOP BIRDS

hail, leaves, snow & vermin from

blocking & damaging your spouting

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03 982 8850 0800 486532 www.gumleaf.co.nz

For the Outdoor Space

of your Dreams...

Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting,

Fences, Pergolas, Water-features,

Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds,

Decks, Artificial grass & more...

Merry Christmas

& a Happy New Year

from The Outdoor Space

Call Aaron & the team today!

Phone: 03 347 4422 or 021 542 402

Email: Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz


Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 27

HOME PROFESSIONALS

Looking after all

your needs

Pumps & Filters is the go to

place for irrigation, pump and filter

solutions for all your domestic or

business needs whether it is increasing

water pressure or saving energy.

Instore there is a wide range of

irrigation products include nozzles,

sprinklers and pop-ups, solenoids

and controllers. For caravan and

campervan owners Pumps & Filters

has 12 and 24v campervan pumps in

stock. Pumps & Filters is open from

8am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

at 551 Halswell Junction Road, with

plenty of parking outside. Phone

03 423 1925 or 0800 478 633, email

chch@pumps-filters.co.nz or visit their

website at www.pumps-filters.co.nz.

Enhance your

outdoor area

Specialising in custom-made shade

options, local company Shadecraft can

meet all your needs. Their products

are high quality and includes the

Eclipse canopy which offers protection

from all weather conditions, but still

lets in the natural light. It can also be

fitted with drop blinds to fully enclose

the area. Shade sails are another

popular choice providing protection

from the sun while also visually

enhancing the area. So if you are

considering enhancing your outdoor

area give owner Mark a call on 0800

742 332, Cell phone 027 498 1239 or

visit their website at www.shadecraft.

co.nz.

Beautiful lawns

make a difference

A beautiful new lawn can really set off

your home and makes a huge difference

to how it looks. Canterbury Lawns are

specialists in great looking lawns whether

they are instant roll-out lawns or

hydroseeding. Their roll-out lawns

use top quality products and are

locally sourced. Hydroseeding is a

spray-on application of water, grass

seed, wood fibre mulch, fertiliser

and tackifier (a glue which holds the

mix to the surface it is sprayed on)

creating a green and luscious lawn.

For more information phone the

team at Canterbury Lawns on 027

456 7777 or 03 347 4000. You can also

visit www.canterburylawns.co.nz.

The perfect gate

for every home

When it comes to custom-made

gates and fencing, Town & Country

Gates has the experience to help

you choose the perfect gate or

fencing solution for your home.

A Canterbury-based and familyoperated

business, the team prides

themselves with their workmanship,

producing high quality customised

gates and fencing to ensure you

get a product built to last. Town &

Country Gates offers a range of gate

styles including louvered, slat, T &

G, ACM or standard open railed

designs for sliding or swing driveway

and pedestrian gates. They also offer

a free measure and quote and a full

installation service. Check out their

products at www.townandcountry.

co.nz. Order your new gates now for

installation in February.

Canterbury Ltd

Merry Christmas from the

Pumps & Filters Canterbury Team

CLOSED from the 23 rd Dec

RE-OPENING 11 th Jan 2021

For emergencies, our staff is available on call.

NEW LOCATION

551 Halswell Junction Road

0800 GRUNDFOS / 0800 478 633

For sales and service or

after hours service call

Jason 021 649 944

or Mike 021 560 044

www.pumps-filters.co.nz

HydRoSEEdINg, INStaNt

LawNS aNd LaNdSCaPINg

• Locally owned &

operated

• Residential &

commercial lawns

• Hydroseeding

• Instant roll out lawn

• Full lawn preparations

• Site clearing

• Erosion and dust

control

• Irrigation

• Posthole boring

• Landscaping

• No job too small

Call us today to discuss all your lawn

and landscaping requirements

Phone 347 4000 or 027 456 7777

Email zac@canterburylawns.co.nz

www.canterburylawns.co.nz

PATIos - ouTDoor AreAs - CAr PorTs

Shadecraft is a locally owned company who specialise in shade and weather

protection products to enhance your homes design and use of outdoor areas.

Louvres – sHADe sAILs – uMBreLLAs – ALL WeATHer CANoPIes

ShadeCraft (SI) Ltd

0800 742332 • Cell 0274 981239 • www.shadecraft.co.nz

See us now to

order your gates

for summer

• Driveway gates • Pedestrian gates

• Sliding gates • Swing gates

• Louvered gates • T & G gates

• Aluminium frames with timber infill

• Fencing aluminium or timber

• Full gate automation systems

• Keypads • Video intercom

Ph: 0508 4 gates (0508 442 837) 03 325 4397

E: info@townandcountrygates.co.nz

Town and Country Gates

www.townandcountrygates.nz


28 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

HOME PROFESSIONALS

Irrigation vital in hot

dry weather

Now the hot days of summer are on

their way, Canterbury home owners

will be wanting to make full use of

their outdoor areas to entertain family

and friends, so having lawns and

gardens in tip-top condition will be

a priority. Freeman Irrigation has a

range of irrigation services, not just

for residential homes but also lifestyle

blocks, parks, horticultural properties,

sub-divisions and commercial

properties. For more information about

Freeman Irrigation’s maintenance service

or installation of new systems and

products email phil@freemanirrigation.

co.nz or call 0800 223 392.

All your garden needs

locally

Located at the 1002 Robinsons Road

between Templeton and Rolleston, look

no further than Southern Woods for

your gardening needs. The purpose-built

retail store has been specifically designed

with the customer in mind making it

easy to find hedging, natives, deciduous

trees, bushes, grasses, spots of colour or

ground cover. Southern Woods’ team of

40 dedicated staff is also on hand to help,

happy to provide free advice based on

their many years in the business. Visit

Southern Woods garden centre for some

garden inspiration, call them on 0800

800 352 or visit their website at www.

southernwoods.co.nz.

Expertise to design

your garden

With warmer temperatures on

the horizon it is a good time to

start planning your new garden

or revamping your existing one.

Landscape designer Sharon Crofts lives

locally and says a good way to start is

with a consultation to discuss ideas.

She will then design a concept and

planting schedule to create a garden

that is unique to you and your lifestyle.

Homeowners can implement the plan

themselves or give Sharon at Sharon

Crofts Landscape Design a call on 03

329 6229, mobile 027 431 1558 or email

s-crofts@xtra.co.nz to start your new

garden redesign.

Chris Smith, Plant

Centre Manager,

Southern Woods

Sharon CroftS

LandSCape d e S ign

• Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans

Got a summer

planting project?

See Southern Woods for all

your tree & shrub needs.

P. 329 6229

M. 0274 311 558

s-crofts@xtra.co.nz

www.sharoncrofts.co.nz

Established in 1987, Southern Woods has

been growing millions of quality plants

for over a generation.

Talk to our knowledgeable team about

plant supply for your next project.

- New Zealand Natives - Specimen Trees

- Landscaping Plants - Ornamentals

Visit our great plant centre - Open 7 days

1002 Robinsons Road - Between Templeton & Rolleston 0800 800 352 southernwoods.nz


Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 29

HOME PROFESSIONALS

Enjoy the spirit of

Christmas on a budget

Christmas does not have to

be an expensive time of year,

for those whose budgets are

tight this year.

Creating your own wrapping paper and

decorations not only adds an individual

look for the festive season but can also be

a great way to spend family time – and

save money.

Old Christmas cards can be

transformed into great decorations. The

more vintage the better: simply cut out

Christmassy shapes like trees and stars

from the covers, put a hole in the top

and string them up around the house.

If you have any cards left over create

personalised gift tags with a difference.

Pine cones can be placed in a vase

on the table or in your wood burner

or strung up as festive bunting. They

look great when spray-painted gold or

silver and placed randomly around the

house.

Christmas decorations can also be

made using a dough consisting of flour,

salt, and water moulded into any shape

you want such as stars, Christmas trees

or Santas. Bake until hard and decorate

with glitter and paint.

Adorn areas like mantelpieces

and bannisters with real leaves, pine

cones, knitted or crochet garlands,

paper chains, fabric bunting or edible

treats.

Instead of buying a live Christmas

tree each year, think about having a

living potted Christmas tree that you

can plant outside once the festive

season ends. Or make your own

Christmas tree using driftwood.

Wrapping paper can be

personalised by buying simple brown

paper or sacking and adding stamps

using potatoes and some paint. Children

can create their own artwork with felt

pens and stickers or how about using

their artwork from kindergarten or

school? Christmas-themed stamps can be

another option with red and green ink.

Making Christmas gifts is another

great option not only to save money but

add your own personal touches to

your present. There are hundreds of

inspiring recipes for festive cookies,

ginger bread, cakes and fudge or how

about filling a special mug with coffee

sachets and a chocolate spoon?

Finally purchasing presents for the

entire extended family can cost a lot.

Think about having a secret Santa

where everyone buys one gift for a

set amount of money and then have

a lucky dip – always plenty of fun

without emptying the wallet.

Create your dream

pool

Make a splash with a new pool,

courtesy of local company Lagoon

Pools. The company installs pools

in sizes to suit both small and large

sections, ranging from five metres to

12 metres in length with a variety of

widths, colours and shapes. A unique

fully automatic slat cover system is

a popular option as well as other

cover systems including the safety

cover. Lagoon Pools are the dealer for

Leisure Pools and every swimming

pool has a lifetime structural and

osmosis warranty. Contact Lagoon

Pools by phoning 0800 927 282 or

03 349 2160 or visit their website

www.lagoonpools.co.nz.

Look local for electrical

needs

Locally owned and operated and based

in Rolleston, Juice Electrical has been

servicing the Selwyn district for 15 years

with Greg Horton and his team of four

qualified master electricians dedicated

to the local community – and there is

no service vehicle charge for Rolleston.

Juice Electrical can help with all your

electrical needs providing a professional

and timely service whether it is residential,

commercial or industrial, indoors or

outdoors. Look out for the brightly

coloured Juice Electrical vans as they work

hard to look after the Selwyn district’s

electrical needs. The team wishes all their

customers a happy and safe Christmas and

New Year. Call Greg and the team at 03

379 6644.

The Juice Electrical Ltd dog Sparky is ready for Christmas.

Lagoon

Pools

03 349 2160

0800 92 72 82

Our Services

• House Re-Wiring

• Garden Lighting

• New Builds

• Mitsubishi Heat Pumps

• Office Re-Fits

• Internet & Telephone

• TV Aerials

• Spa Pool Installation

• Industrial Installation

• Electrical Safety

Certificates

03 379 6644

Mobile 021 22 77 275

Web juiceelectrical.co.nz

Email greg@aelectrical.co.nz

PO Box 7778,

Sydenham,

Christchurch 8240


30 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

SELWYN RURAL LIFE

Defer Prebbleton

plan for rate’s sake

North Canterbury Federated Farmers (NCFF)

supports a freeze on the Prebbleton Community

Centre project and backs a review of plans for

Leeston.

The provincial arm made the recommendation as a

submission on rates to Selwyn District Council’s draft

annual plan for 2020/1.

SDC presented three options to reduce the level

of rates increase 1. Proceed with proposed 3.5%

average rates increase; 2. Reduce the rates increase

by identifying savings, 3. No rates increase from the

2019/20 rates.

NCFF’s submission said: “We are aware that many

Selwyn businesses could not operate during Level 4,

and it is likely there will be a considerable reduction

in productivity in the district for some time. This

could have a direct impact on the district ratepayers’

ability to meet any increase in rates. Nonetheless,

we believe the Council has options open to them to

ensure it balances meeting growth demands with

its responsibility to sustain the long-term social,

economic and cultural wellbeing of its residents well.”

NCFF accepted SDC may not be able to completely

stall a rate increase ‘but we think a 3.5 per cent, on

average (emphasis added), is untenable. We suggest,

instead, the increase is lowered across the different

rate classes. We believe the council is in a strong

position to do so. For example, we note rates in

the rural areas are at the higher end of the increase

range, between 5.4 per cent and 7.3 per cent. This

should be lowered to 2 per cent at the most.”

NCFF said its rates position was based on several

factors, including Selwyn being the fastest-growing

district in New Zealand in the last 10 years. The

growth was likely to continue and, with it, the

ratepayer base that SDC could draw rates from.

Further, in September 2019, SDC received the

highest credit rating of any council in New Zealand:

an AA+ by ratings agency Fitch Ratings. This rating

was based on the council’s prudent financial forecasts

and the diversity of the district’s economy.

Overall, the SDC debt was very conservative, and

with the current interest rates at an all-time low, it

could borrow more for key capital projects. Also, in

the 2018 Annual report, SDC stated it under-spent by

$2m on its operational budget ($106 million actual

compared to the forecasted $108 million.

SDC also reported it received $20 million more

revenue than it expected to in the 2018 financial year.

“Crucially, SDC borrowed $45 million less than what

it intended to, and it has an operating cash flow of

$49 million.”

Meanwhile central government was willing, during

this unusually challenging time, to support and

accelerate ‘shovel ready’ capital projects across the

country.

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 31

‘Consent to Farm’

regime takes hold

About 900 farmers in the Selwyn Waihora

land and water catchment now need a land

use consent to farm, including a Farm

Environment Plan.

On farms with nitrogen losses over 15kg

per hectare per year, reductions of between

5% (horticulture) and 30% (dairy) are

required from 2022.

After gaining a land use consent, the farm

will be regularly independently audited

to ensure good management practices are

being followed, and nitrogen limits and

reductions are being met.

Stock access rules are tighter in Selwyn

than elsewhere, including drains as well

as other waterways, wetlands and lakes.

Within the cultural area, further restrictions

apply for wetlands and beds of lakes, rivers

and drains.

A Cultural Landscape Values

Management Area takes account of the

mahinga kai, wāhi tapu and wāhi taonga

(sacred or treasured) sites, and places

additional requirements on farmers to

address these values.

One of the most precious areas is Te

Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, which has

vulnerable to nutrient loads from the

catchment.

Not all nitrogen losses from farming,

community and industrial activities end

up in the lake, but regardless of source,

it’s widely accepted that restoring the

macrophyte beds in the lake and addressing

the legacy phosphorus in the lake bed

silts will be challenging. Current work to

rehabilitate the lake includes macrophyte

(aquatic plant) trials behind artificial wave

barrier, a floating wetland trial and using a

nutrient model to explore ways to address

the lake’s phosphorus.

Alongside this work, the Selwyn Waihora

Zone Committee, a regional-council

linked body responsible for environmental

planning, has allocated $100,000 per year

of Immediate Steps biodiversity funding to

biodiversity projects. More than $600,000

has already been allocated to a wide range

of projects.

Projects include a Hororata biodiversity

corridor, featuring more than a dozen areas

of native vegetation including wetland. The

aim here is to create “stepping stones” for

biodiversity from the top of the catchments.

Region-wide, there’s also Te Ara Kākāriki,

a native planting programme large areas

across the plains to Te Waihora/Lake

Ellesmere.

Native planting will also protect and

rehabilitate nutrient-loaded springheads

and wetlands, which will help protect

vulnerable species like Canterbury Mudfish.

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GARDENING

Email matt.slaughter@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

A glasshouse is a

good investment

Christmas Storytime will be held at all Selwyn libraries on Thursday

from 6pm to 7pm. Go along and celebrate Christmas at the final storytime

of the year. Listen to Christmas stories, sing songs and take part in the

Santa hunt. Suitable for 3+ years. Free. Bookings not required. ​

Selwyn SeniorNet

Lincoln on Wednesday,

10am-noon, Leeston on

Thursday, 10am-noon and

Rolleston on Fiday 10amnoon

SeniorNet brings older

adults and technology

together in a friendly, fun

and stress-free way. It’s for

people over the age of 50

who’d like to learn more

about technology and what

it can do for them. To join

in Rolleston or Lincoln

phone Tui Heighway 027

765 5194 and for Leeston

phone Terry Pierson 324

2300.

Lincoln Event Centre,

Leeston Library and

Rolleston Men’s Shed

Rhymetimes

Rolleston on Wednesday,

9.30-10am, Lincoln on

Tuesday and Friday, 9.30-

10am

Stories, songs, rhymes

and bubbles make up

this Rhymetimes session,

which is designed to

assist with early language

development. Aimed at

children aged one to three.

Free, weekly sessions,

term-time only.

Rolleston and Lincoln

libraries

Sensory Babytimes

Wednesday, 9.30-10am

Share interactive songs,

stories, sensory boards and

bubbles. These sessions

are designed to help

cultivate early language

and literacy and support

the development of motor

skills for those up to oneyear-old.

Lincoln Library

Chess Club

Wednesday and Monday,

3.30pm-4.30pm and

Saturday, 1.30pm-3pm

Chess is one of the oldest

games in the world and

is estimated to have been

invented in about 600BC.

Go along and find out

what makes this game

so popular. No bookings

necessary.

Lincoln Library on

Wednesday and Leeston

Library on Monday

Craft and Chat Group

Thursday, 10am-12pm

Go along with your

current craft project

to work on while you

get to know fellow

craft enthusiasts. An

opportunity to share tips,

tricks and skills.

Lincoln Library

Rekindle Circular

Baskets

Saturday, 11.30am-

3.30pm

This course will give

you a resourceful skill.

This technique for basketweaving

can be used with

many different materials.

You will be taught how to

use tī kōuka / cabbage tree

leaves. If you have access

to brown cabbage tree

leaves take them along.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Greenpark Community

Centre

Down By The Liffey

Gallery Exhibition

Now until December

13, Wednesdays and

Thursdays, 11.30am-

2.30pm and Fridays to

Sundays, 10am to 4pm

Featuring Guild artists

from Christchurch and

Canterbury districts. The

Guild aims to promote

painting through

friendship and fun. This

two week exhibition

features a special

Christmas Gift Shop full

of gift ideas.

1 James St, Lincoln

Markets

Rolleston Farmers

Market:Sunday, 9am-

12.30pm, 96 Rolleston

Drive

Darfield

Market:Saturday, 9am-

1pm, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Market@254:Saturday,

9.30am-1pm, rain or shine,

254 Lawford Rd, West

Melton.

Lincoln Farmers and

Craft Market:Saturday,

10am-1pm, Gerald St.

Running groups

Rolleston Road

Runners: Thursday

registration from 6.15pm

for a 6.30pm start.

3km, 6km and 9km

options in Foster Park,

next to the gravel car park.

Lincoln Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.40pm for a 6pm start.

3km or 6km options.

Starts outside Coffee

Culture on Gerald St.

Malvern Road Runners:

Tuesday registration from

5.45pm for a 6pm start.

1.8km, 3km and 6km

options. Meet at McHughs

Plantation.

Ellesmere Road

Runners: Wednesday

registration from 5.45pm,

starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km

walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

Foster Park Run:

Saturday from 7.50am.

Free weekly timed 5km

run, jog or walk. Register

at www.parkrun.co.nz/

foster and don’t forget

your barcode. Foster Park,

Rolleston.

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invest in one.

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structure and if you have to

choose between the two, go

for glass as you only have to

replace broken panes – not

all of the plastic every few

years.

Plastic is cheaper, especially

if you build your own.

It takes only a little bit of

building skill to construct

an A-frame using 50 x

50mm wood and covering

it with horticulture plastic

film. Alternatively cover

with a clear light-type nova

lite.

The bigger the house, the

more ventilation is needed.

The door is one major vent,

and one or more roof vents

should be included. Never

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of winter but washed clean

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this over the outside of the

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Try to keep the temperature

below 30 deg C and

ideally at about 25 deg C.

Good ventilation and water

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be careful.

Opt for a concrete floor

and grow all plants in

containers. This makes it

easy to remove a plant if it

becomes diseased.

On hot sunny days you

can wet the concrete and

the evaporation will cool

the glasshouse. If you are

unable to lay a concrete

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

GARDENING 33

If you want summer colour – plant now

• By Henri Ham

DECEMBER MARKS the start of

summer.

This is also the perfect time

to plant some fun and (often)

colourful summer veges.

General garden tidy up

• Trim your hedges, small trees

and shrubs

• Deadhead your flowers

• Mulch around your plants

• Trim lawn edges

Flower garden

Fill up your garden with some

bright blooms this summer. Plant

varieties like foxgloves, lavender,

impatiens and poppies.

If you’re after something a bit

different, why not try growing

some lupins or some salvia, they’ll

add a bit of colour and height to

your garden.

If you’re wanting to create a bee

haven, remember to add some

blue, yellow and purple flowers

to your garden – flowers such

as asters, zinnias and daisies are

great for them.

Vege and herb garden

Now is the time to get stuck

in and plant your cucumbers,

tomatoes, chillies, watermelon,

rockmelon, sweet corn and passionfruit.

We recommend staking

your tomatoes and cucumbers

early, to prevent damaging their

roots later on.

While your garden is in full

swing, remember to keep an eye

on your zucchini, tomatoes and

capsicums; as they are prone to

blossom end rot.

Blossom end rot is a fungal disease

which is caused by a calcium

deficiency; which is a result of irregular

watering. The best way to

prevent it from spreading is to cut

the infected leaves off and burn it

– do not throw it in your compost

heap, as it will spread.

And take care of those weeds –

Get basil in

the ground

now.

For

summer

colour

plant

zinnias.

with the humid weather they’ll be

growing like crazy. Harvest your

herbs early to prevent them from

going to seed.

Give your passion fruit another

boost of fertiliser as they will be

in full swing at the moment.

It’s basil season. Nurseries will

tock many varieties, try bush,

lemon, Thai, sweet, red rubin,

cinnamon, Greek mini and

mixed. Cinnamon and lemon

basil are quite fragrant and work

well in desserts too. Try using

the lemon basil in your custard

or crème brulee filling, to add a

citrus burst of flavour.

It’s also time to harvest your

garlic. Traditionally garlic

harvesting should occur on

the longest day of the year,

(December 21) but keep an eye

out on the leaves – if it’s turning

a yellowish colour it’s time to pull

them out; you don’t want your

hard work to go to waste.

Christmas

Get ready for

with intelligro

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to

get everything ready for the big day. Us Kiwis love to do

some DIY around the house, and summer is a great time to

get it done. Whether you are looking to lay some pavers,

add mulch to the garden or grab a gift card for that hardto-buy-for

relative, Intelligro has you covered.

The summer heat will start to take its toll, so weeding,

feeding, and mulching are on the top of the list for garden

maintenance this month. Your plants will love some more

nutrients to maintain healthy growth, and adding a good

layer of mulch will not only suppress the weeds, but help to

retain that much needed moisture in the soil.

Christmas Opening Hours

Mon 21st – Thursday 24th Dec 7.30am – 5.30pm

Christmas Day – Closed | Boxing Day – Closed

Sun 27th Dec 8.30am – 4.30pm

Mon 28th – Thursday 31st 7.30am – 5.30pm

New Years Day – Closed | 2nd Jan – Closed

Sun 2nd Jan 8.30am – 4.30pm

Mon 4th Jan – Resume normal opening hours

261 Manion Road, Weedons

Access to Intelligro from Manion Road is now available from both

the Weedons Ross Road end, and Curraghs Road entrances.

Spring Opening HOurS

Monday – Saturday 7.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday & Public Holidays 8.30am – 4.30pm

Phone: 03 347 9012

@igro.co.nz

Intelligro is open to the public 7 days a week

www.igro.co.nz


34 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

Environmentally-friendly Forester

A SOUTHERLY gale was

buffeting the media evaluation

car and the roads were drenched

with rain, not ideal conditions to

be out driving.

However, I was relaxed because

I was driving a Subaru Forester

sport utility vehicle, its permanently

engaged four-wheel-drive

offering security through grip

and composure. It wasn’t just any

Forester either, it was a hybrid,

one of two petrol/electric models

that Subaru has introduced this

year, the other being the XV.

If you are thinking that being a

hybrid jeopardises the concept of

Forester (or XV) you had better

think again, both hybrid variants

are still capable cross-country

vehicles when grip is low and slippery

conditions demand surety.

I’ve always liked the Forester,

it’s a mid-size SUV that makes

you feel part of the car, it always

feels tightly connected to the

road, and when conditions are

bad you, as a driver, can relax

knowing that the mechanicals are

working for you.

The Forester has always been

based on the Impreza floorpan,

so that gives you some indication

of its size; it’s not big, but it does

have all the SUV characteristics

you want when buying into that

part of the market.

The hybrid system is fairly

traditional, think Toyota Prius

and the other hybrids from

that stable, the Forester’s unit is

similar in its function; it is a lot

more than a mild system, it is

fully developed and contributes

markedly to economy and performance.

Subaru rate the Forester hybrid

with a 6.7l/100km combined

cycle fuel usage rating. That compares

to the Forester in standard

form of 7.4l/100km which, over

time, will represent financial

savings.

During my evaluation time,

and considering conditions

were at their worst, l recorded

an 8l/100km average with a

5l/100km instantaneous figure

appearing on readouts when I

was travelling at 100km/h, the

engine firing at 2000rpm.

Of course, as with all traditional

hybrids the electric motor

would want to work the entire

time. It can’t realistically, so the

engine cuts in to generate power

to the batteries and provide drive

through a continuously variable

automatic transmission to each

corner of the vehicle.

All in all it’s a complicated system

made simple through clever

engineering practise. Drive is

smooth and seamless through all

of the processes, and unless you

were told the Forester had hybrid

technology I’d defy anyone really

knowing, bar the comprehensive

FUNCTIONAL: The hybrid Forester loses none of its

practicality.

SUBARU FORESTER HYBRID: Two models from $47,490.

display graphics that inform the

driver of what is happening mechanically

and electronically.

Providing drive in the first instance

is a horizontally-opposed

engine with twin-overhead

camshafts on each bank. Subaru

simply calls the engine a boxer

type, or else as I grew up, that

configuration was known as a

flat-four made popular in those

days by Jowett, Volkswagen and

Porsche. Interestingly, the hybrid

model has just 2-litre capacity, as

opposed to a 2.5-litre unit in the

petrol-only models.

Subaru rates the boxer hybrid

with 110kW and 196Nm.

Of course, you get extra power

through the electric system that

adds a chunky 12.3kW and

66Nm.

Together the Forester hybrid

feels sprightly, and without power

loss through the transmission

there is good acceleration and

healthy overtaking power available

at highway speed. The hybrid

Forester can reach 100km/h from

a standstill in 10sec and cut out

a 120km/h from 80km/h time of

5.8sec.

These figures are adequate for

the Forester’s role, and given

that there isn’t huge weight in

the lithium-ion battery pack the

Forester still feels agile.

Because the weight sits mostly

low, especially up front where the

boxer design sits low under the

• Price – Subaru Forester

Premium hybrid, $54,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4625mm; width, 1815mm;

height, 1730mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-drive,

1995cc, 123kW, 262Nm,

continuously variable

automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 10sec

• Fuel usage – 6.7l/100km

bonnet, there is little gravitational

shift when corners are presented.

Add in considerable feel from the

225/55 x 18in Bridgestone Dueler

rubber and you get an involving

handling experience, and one

which is dynamic and informative.

I took the evaluation car on

my normal high country route, it

is quiet on the highway, and even

though the roads were wet for

most of the drive I felt comfortable

with the feel from behind the

wheel.

Inside, the Forester hybrid gets

all of the technical ingredients

and features for comfort that

has made the petrol-only model

a big seller through the years.

Safety also has a high presence,

and the camera-based EyeSight

driver-assist technology is also

included, easily contributing to

a five-star Australasian New Car

Assessment Program rating.

The Star Media accountant has

long been a Forester user. Not so

much in recent years when a replacement

brand was chosen, but

I would like to think that car will

soon go up for sale. I’m trying to

convince the keen skier that the

Forester is still the car for him,

and I’ve asked him the question,

would the return in petrol savings

over time justify the extra cost of

the hybrid?

Subaru list the petrol only

Forester Premium at $49,990, the

hybrid in that specification adds

$5000, although if you don’t want

all the bells and whistles a Sport

model lists at just $47,490, and

that would be the car for me.

Also, the extra reward you get

as a driver certainly justifies the

extra cost, and for those who feel

that hybrids are part of the ecofriendly

solution going forward,

choices such as those Subaru are

offering can only be a step in the

right direction.

When the Forester and XV

hybrids were launched, supply

was a problem, and in some ways

that’s a good thing – today’s new

vehicle buyers are well aware of

the benefits of hybrid technology.

Both models are now steady

on stream, and I guess Subaru

is looking at further developing

its hybrid system, watch for it

in other models in the near

future.


Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 35

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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boxes, old to new, for best

results, call Devon on 021

375-888 or 03 329 5511

CARPENTER

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Small Job Specialists,

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Decking & Maintenance,

40 years experience, no

job too small, Ph Warren

03 322-1103 or 027 697-

8541

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Furniture

Furniture made to

order and restoration

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phone-fibre-water installs,

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and cable locatingservice,

owner operator

FREE quote ph

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POWER TOOLS

REPAIRS

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years. All main brands

serviced. Grossman Trade

Tools,23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230

RJB PLuMBING

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Kitchens Bathroom

Upgrades, Laundries,

General Maintenance ,

Water Filters. Phone Mark

0278690026

STuMP GRINDING

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TILING

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Wall incl tile removal,

reg master tiler, ph

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SELWYN DISTRICT PLAN

Wanted To Buy

PRE 1990’S VEHICLES.

Wanted to buy, suitable

for resurrection &

restoration,not wrecking.

Anything considered, dead

reg OK. Ph 021 2276878

National Policy Statement Urban Development 2020 – Removal of Minimum Car

Parking Numbers

At its meeting on Wednesday 9 December 2020, the Selwyn District Council resolved

to remove minimum parking requirements provisions from the Operative Selwyn District

Plan without using Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, pursuant to the

National Policy Statement for Urban Development (NPS-UD) 2020.

This decision has legal effect from the date of this notice and the Operative District Plan

is deemed amended in accordance with this decision.

The full text of this decision can be read online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/publicnotices or,

during working hours, at the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, or electronically at any

Selwyn Library or Service Centre.

For further information, please contact Jon Trewin, Strategy and Policy Planner on 0800

SELWYN (735 996) or at PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643.

This notice is give in accordance with Clause s55 (2A)(b) of the Resource Management

Act 1991.

selwyn.govt.nz

Public Notices

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Wanted To Buy

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Wanted to buy, suitable

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Anything considered, dead

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Sunday

21 MaRCh

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14km, 6km

Community

Fun Run Event

The perfect

Xmas gift

Visit city2surf.co.nz before Dec 31st

to secure your earlybird entry for just $20!


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Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 41

Bigger Better Bush Inn!

The Provedore

Grocery Market

now oPen!

plus Briscoes, unbelievable

food and hospitality outlets

and over 65 great stores!


42 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

Our long awaited speciality grocery development is now open!

Everything you need for your weekly grocery shop and

more. Despite Covid delays we have many stores open

with others coming on stream shortly .

Our boutique V- Mart Supermarket now open as is

Salmon Heaven, The Source bulk foods, Tank Juice.

Corey Winder Master Butcher and European Deli has

opened just this week, House of Spices Indian Bazaar

and Bush Inn Fine Wines and Spirits follow in December.

2021 will be the year you make The Provedore at Bush

Inn your choice for grocery shopping!

Unbelievable Food Line up!

When you’ve done your shopping whether you

want fast food, breakfast or dinner we reckon

we have the best line up of food outlets in the

city!

From Burger Fuel and Lone Star to Smokeshack

BBQ, Tuk Tuk Thai, Kebab Inn we have over 30

eateries – you wont go hungry at Bush Inn !

Over 60 speciality stores

Despite a difficult year for retail everywhere our line up of speciality

stores remains strong. From services such as BNZ, NZ Post, Phonefix

and Copyprint , to boutique fashion, Fascino Shoes, Leather Direct ,

All About a Girl and of course the wonderful Caroline Eve. Petersens

Jewellers, Frontrunner, health and beauty stores and gifts galore –

come on in and support local.


TM Dfo

vo GFO DFo

TM GFO DFo

GFO Dfo

… of course

vo DFo

GFO Dfo

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(Terms and Conditions apply)

… of course

Wednesday December 16 2020 Selwyn Times 43

Some offers to make your visit even more worthwhile

Lone Star

Get together for a Lone Star

Christmas at our place!

Starting at $39.90pp. We’ll serve-up

a mouth-watering two new set menus

including starter, mains and dessert.*

*NO vouchers are redeemable when on this menu

*Minimum of 12 guests

Christmas Set Menu

$39.9 per head

STARTER

Holy Moly Guacamole

Fresh house made tasty guacamole to share (between 4) served with corn chips.

Mains (choice of one)

Stir crazy SIRLOIN

250g of premium-aged NZ sirloin, cooked how you like it. Served with sautéed onions, buffalo chips, Lone Star coleslaw

and your choice of steak sauce. Steak sauce options: Chunky Mushroom or Garlic Butter GFO

RUNNING BEAR SALMON

Pan-seared boneless fi let of Marlborough sea-run NZ salmon. Meal set changes with the seasons.

Your waiter can te l you a l about it.

DIXIE CHICKEN TM

Free Range Chicken breast poached in a creamy sauce of white wine, garlic, spring onion, fresh herbs,

corn and carrot. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw .a fair dinkum legend.

Redneck Ribs

Six legendary Lone Star pork spare ribs blanched in honey and spices. Blasted in the Lone Star fire, piled high then

smothered in our famous hoisin, orange and sesame seed sauce .often copied, never beaten.

CAMPFIRE BURRITO vo

Ro led soft flour torti la fi led with seasonal roasted vegetables, spicy bean mix, greens and rice. Topped with Lone Star

burrito sauce, gri led cheese, salsa, sour cream and jalapeños. Or have it with Spicy Free Range Chicken or New Zealand

premium Beef. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw.

Desserts (your choice)

LONGHORN CHEESECAKE TM

Our legendary Kahlua and Moro Bar cheesecake. Served with chocolate sauce and Chanti ly cream.

KIWI PAVLOVA GFO

STARTERs

Mini pavs fi led with Chanti ly cream. Served with premium vani la bean ice cream, fresh fruit and berry coulis.

GFO — Gluten Free Option DFO — Dairy Free Option VO — Vegetarian Option Minimum of 12 people dining.

LONE STAR ARTISAN Garlic LOAF Dfo

A traditional seeded ciabatta loaf to share (between 4), hand-crafted by Loaf Bakery exclusively for Lone Star.

Oven baked with a lashing of Lone Star garlic butter.

Eight legendary Lone Star pork spare ribs to share (between 4), blanched in honey and spices. Blasted in the Lone Star

fire, piled high then smothered in our famous hoisin, orange and sesame seed sauce .often copied, never beaten.

Fresh house made tasty guacamole to share (between 4) served with corn chips.

Redneck Ribs

TM Dfo

Holy Moly Guacamole

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(Terms and Conditions apply)

vo GFO DFo

Mains (choice of one)

Stir crazy SIRLOIN

250g of premium-aged NZ sirloin, cooked how you like it. Served with sautéed onions, buffalo chips, Lone Star coleslaw

and your choice of steak sauce. Steak sauce options: Chunky Mushroom or Garlic Butter GFO

Pan-seared boneless fi let of Marlborough sea-run NZ salmon. Meal set changes with the seasons.

Your waiter can te l you a l about it.

Free Range Chicken breast poached in a creamy sauce of white wine, garlic, spring onion, fresh herbs,

corn and carrot. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw .a fair dinkum legend.

400g of ro led NZ Free Farmed Pork loin with a prune, carrot and seeded mustard stuffing. Oven-roasted with

crackling and finished with a fresh apple and ginger sauce. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw .world famous

in New Zealand!

Slow-roasted NZ lamb shoulder, served with spring onion and feta mash, sautéed seasonal greens, roasted cherry tomatoes

and a mint jus .cause after a l he’s just a lamb.

Ro led soft flour torti la fi led with seasonal roasted vegetables, spicy bean mix, greens and rice. Topped with Lone Star

burrito sauce, gri led cheese, salsa, sour cream and jalapeños. Or have it with Spicy Free Range Chicken or New Zealand

premium Beef. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw.

Garnish with Lone Star famous vinaigrette.

Tossed in herb salt. Served in a basket with a side of sriracha aioli.

RUNNING BEAR SALMON

DIXIE CHICKEN TM

LASSOO OF HOG

TM DFo

STAND BY YOUR LAMB

CAMPFIRE BURRITO vo

Sides (For the table)

TM GFO DFo

Fresh Green Garden Salad

Kumara Home-style chips Gfo

Desserts (choice of one)

LONGHORN CHEESECAKE TM

KIWI PAVLOVA GFO

MILKY BAR PUD TM

Christmas Set Menu

$59.8 per head

TM GFO DFo

Our legendary Kahlua and Moro Bar cheesecake. Served with chocolate sauce and Chanti ly cream.

Mini pavs fi led with Chanti ly cream. Served with premium vani la bean ice cream, fresh fruit and berry coulis.

White chocolate and buttermilk pudding. Served hot with butterscotch

sauce, white chocolate sauce and premium vani la bean ice cream.

GFO — Gluten Free Option DFO — Dairy Free Option VO — Vegetarian Option Minimum of 12 people dining.

Salmon Heaven

Raw trimmings 1kg

Usually $30.00 NOW $22.50

*RT1P, December 2020 only.

180g Traditional and cracked

pepper hot smoked salmon portions

Usually $13.80ea NOW $11.50ea

*HSP180PS & HSPP180PS, December 2020 only.

The Source Bulk Foods

The Source Bulk Foods is the

perfect gift giving destination

this Christmas so come instore or

online and be inspired! We have

zero waste gift ideas, you can

create hampers for loved ones, and

stock up on all your Source goodies

for the holidays ahead.

Our Source team love celebrating

this time of year and would like to

gift you with a free bag of Source

chocolates, valued at $5 with any

purchase in store or online when

you mention this ad. *only while stocks last.

Front Runner

Crusaders Replica Shirts

RRP $149.90

NOW $ 89.90

Limited stock!!

Adidas Casual Shoes

20% off!*

*Applies to specific styles.

Prices as marked.

Haircuts for

Haircuts

Christmas

haircuts for the

entire family.

No appointment

necessary. Don’t

forget our loyalty

card, every 8th haircut is FREE.

CATERING

EASY CROWD

PLEASER

FROM JUST

$

3 66

PER

PERSON

Corianders

15% off food when

you dine in at

Bush Inn

$5 snack sized

crispy chicken

available with any

order, dine in only


44 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 16 2020

bUsh iNN shOPPiNG CENtrE

All About a Girl

Hair Cuts for Haircuts

Be a Beauty

La Wheat

BNZ

Leather Direct

Briscoes

Lincraft

Caroline Eve

Mister Minit

Elite Meats

OK Mart

Fascino Shoes

Petersens Jewellers

Haircare Market

PhoneFix NZ

Sunshine Travel

TAB Sports Bar

The Front Runner

The Main Skein

The Nail Shop

Unichem Pharmacy

Copy Print

Christmas

Meet and take your

own FREE photo with

Santa

FREE gift wrapping

12th -24th December

11am -3.30pm

fOOD OUtLEts

Black & White Coffee

Cartel

Burger Fuel

Carl’s Jr

Coffee Culture

Corianders

Dubba Dubba

Hachi Hachi

Jinabob Korean Food

Kebab Inn

Lone Star

Moko Sublime Cafe

Muffin Break

New York Deli

Noodle Station

Pizza Hut

Roast Ease

Shake Shed & Co

Shanghai Street

Dumplings

Smokeshack BBQ

The Sushi Company

Tuk Tuk Thai Street

bUsh iNN CENtrE traDiNG hOUrs

9am – 5pm Weekdays

10am -4pm Sundays

25th Dec

26th Dec

27th Dec

28th Dec

29th Dec

CLOSED

10am -4pm

10am-4pm

9am-5pm

9am-5pm

PUbLiC hOLiDays

10:00am – 5:00pm

30th Dec

31st Dec

1st Jan

2nd Jan

3rd Jan

9am-5pm

9am-5pm

CLOSED

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

fOOD OUtLEts

11:30am – Until Late

thE PrOvEDOrE

Corey Winder Master

Butcher and European Deli

The Source Bulk Foods

Tank Juice

Salmon Heaven

V-Mart Boutique

Supermarket

LOCatiON

Cnr Riccarton and Waimairi Roads,

Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT

INSIDE

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 16TH DecemBeR, 2020

Luxury living with a great outlook!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Garages: 2

What better than a property with an enticing outlook of the park? A

property with an outlook against the vista of the Port Hills.

Built in 2017, this home was designed with spacious flowing

living which opens seamlessly to the outdoors where you have

wrap-around decking, lighting throughout the outdoor areas and

speakers indoors and out to enjoy from morning through to night,

all year round.

The centralised kitchen enjoys a spacious walk-in pantry, whilst the

open plan dining and lounge areas remain separated, but visually

connected. The master with ensuite and walk-in-robe has sliding

doors which open to a sheltered deck and spa pool area, whilst

further accommodation is provided by 2 double bedrooms, each

with good wardrobing, and a sleek family bathroom.

With ducted heating, separate laundry, additional lighting, sensors,

keyless entry and so much more, this home is centred around the

luxuries of life and could just be what you’ve been looking for.

Listing ID: ROU80036

Deadline Sale: All offers to be presented by

22 December 2pm (unless sold prior)

Tanya Marillier

Contact:

Mobile: 027 383 3844

Email: tanya@pb.co.nz

Monty Marillier

Contact:

Mobile: 021 943 973

Email: monty@pb.co.nz

Address: 18 Pentire Parade, Lincoln

Wishing you a

Merry Christmas

Call your Property Brokers & Farmlands team

Property Brokers Selwyn | P 03 929 0306

pb.co.nz

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008


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2

Harcourts

Lincoln 25 Veuve Drive

l,106m 2 till 5 -. 2 • 2 em 2 J:iJ

This stunning contemporary property will offer an

exceptional lifestyle, perfectly positioned in the blue-chip

location of Barton Fields. A quality home ensuring privacy,

security & future proofing with no detail overlooked.

Four Seasons Rea tty 2017 ltd Licensed Agent REM 2008

Harcourts -

ForSale

View- Please call for an appointment to view

harcourts.co.nz/LN2788

Jan Green

M 027 222 8736

!jarcourts

Linwood 627 & 631 Worcester Street

1•

Calling all investors! Welcome to Worcester Mews! An exciting and innovative development located

only moments from the city centre. Comprised of7 freehold ultra-modern 3 bedroom townhouses.

Supreme quality in a secure gated community, due for completion in August 2021.

For Sale

View by appointment, harcourts.co.nz/BF35564

Email glen.young@harcourts.co.nz

Glen Young

M 022 493 7037

PLATINUM INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REM 2008

Rolleston 7 Full Moon Lane

655sqm !'81 4 e 2 • 2 3

Large home office

Two spacious lounges

Amazing north facing section and spa.

Charing Cross 1041 Bealey Road

4.0002ha 4 -. 2 • 6 J:iJ l a

What a find! Stunning modernised home, excellent

shedding & various outbuildings, pool and beautiful

established setting. Motivated owners keen for SOLD on

Wednesday at Auction.

Four Seasons Realty 2017 ltd Licensed Agent REM 2008

Auction 16th December at 2.00pm, Russley Golf Course

View by appointment

harcourts.co.nz/RL2398

Katie Harrison

M0211350887

!jarcourts

For Sale Deadline Treaty 21 Dec 2020

View Thursday 12.00pm-12.45pm, Sunday 12.00pm-12.45pm

harcourts.co.nz/RL2406

Richard Tait (Taitie)

M 027 777 8080

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA2008

THE GREAT

50 large penguin sculptures, sponsored by companies and decorated

by established and emerging artists will be displayed across

Christchurch on a public art trail that will celebrate all the unique

parts of our city. The penguins will highlight themes like climate

change, community, Antarctica, creativity, innovation and exploration.

After nine weeks, out and about in Christchurch, the street sized

penguins will be auctioned to raise money for Cholmondeley

Children’s Centre.

You’ve got nine weeks to find them all - HAPPY EXPLORING!

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WE’VE GOT THE

BUYERS WHO WANT TO

LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.

Better living,better value.

SELWYN

Properties wanted in all price ranges for residential & lifestyle.

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty has a formidable presence in the Selwyn district with 40+

sales consultants working out of three offices.

Contact your local and most trusted real estate experts to help you with your next move.

We’ve got you covered.

0800 789 1011

Four Seasons Realty

Looking to sell in the New Year?

2020 has been an interesting year with incredible prices seen

across the region!

JUST

SOLD

JUST

SOLD

JUST

SOLD

Shearer Ave, Papanui.

SOLD Over 22% above the original RV

Te Waikare Street, Lincoln.

SOLD over 8% Above RV

Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston.

SOLD Over 18% above RV

JUST

SOLD

JUST

SOLD

JUST

SOLD

Lewis Crescent, Rolleston.

SOLD with only the frames up, with multiple

offers and over the asking prices.

Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston.

SOLD Over 10% above RV

Turin Avenue, Rolleston.

SOLD with only the frames up, with multiple

offers and over the asking prices.

My goal is to make every story a success story!

Give me a call before or after Christmas and let me show you what I can do!

CaineHopcroft

027 330 1002 | 03 347 1411 caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Caine

Four Seasons Realty


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5


6


7

Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

Rolleston

2-3 bedroom home

1-2 car garaging

Section 300m2 - 500m2

Price up to $550,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Selwyn

Lifestyle property 2-4 hectares

4-5 bedroom home

Ideally 10-15 mins drive to Rolleston

Price up to $850,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Leeston/Southbridge/

Springston

2-3 bedrooms

In good condition

Price up to $400,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3-4 bedrooms

Any size section

Any price

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2-3 car garaging

Price $500,000 - $700,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Weedons/West Melton/Tai

Tapu/Broadfield/Lincoln

Quality 4 bedroom home

Small to medium lifestyle property

Price up to $1,200,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Prebbleton/Halswell

A home that needs improvements

3+ bedrooms

Price $500,000 - $600,000

Contact

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057

kate.cameron@raywhite.com

Prebbleton/Halswell

3-4 bedrooms, good garaging

Potential for boat parking

Section 700m2 plus

Price up to $800,000

Contact

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057

kate.cameron@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Modern home

Flexible on section size

Price up to $560,000

Contact

Nick Booth 027 306 3186

nick.booth@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

For First Home Buyers & Investors

Section 600m2 plus

Price $500,000 - $550,000

Contact

Lorraine Gardiner 021 207 6661

lorraine.gardiner@raywhite.com

Selwyn

1-3ha lifestyle or rural land

Or with home suitable for removal

Prefer West Melton or Lincoln but

anything considered

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

West Melton/Weedons

3-4 bedroom lifestyle home

Land approximately 4 hectares

Price $750,000 - $1,000,000

Contact

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480

frank.dowle@raywhite.com

Tai Tapu

Modern 4 bedroom home

2 living areas, spacious garden

Peaceful with a rural outlook

Price $700,000 - $900,000

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Tai Tapu/Ladbrooks/Lincoln

4 bedroom lifestyle property

Modern home

Good sheds and paddocks

Price $1,200,000 - $1,400,000

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Lincoln

2+ bedrooms

Any state of repair

Price up to $500,000

Contact

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com

Lincoln/Leeston

3+ bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Any size section

Price up to $550,000

Contact

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com

Rolleston

Investment with tenant in place

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Section 425m2 - 650m2

Price $500,000 - $580,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

West Melton

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Section 800m2 plus

Price $700,000 - $850,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2-3 car garage

Section 1000m2 plus

Price $800,000 - $950,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 car garage

Section 500m2 plus

Price $500,000 - $650,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz

Ray White Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Rolleston 53 Bavaria Drive

Springfield 27 Tramway Road

Exceptionally attractive

3 1 2 2

Vendors on the move!

3 1 2 3

Set on a 589sqm (approx.) section, this fabulous

178sqm (approx.) home has three double bedrooms,

(ensuite/WIR off the master) and separate Jack & Jill

bathroom. Well-appointed kitchen with WIP and sink,

granite benchtops, soft-close drawers and modern

appliances. High spec fixtures and fittings throughout

including Daiken heating/cooling system, surroundsound

indoor/outdoor speakers, TV ports in every

room, smoke detectors, night lights in hallway,

electronic entry and pet-friendly alarm. Covered patio

and landscaped grounds. Double glazed, double

internal access garage, separate laundry.

bayleys.co.nz/5513894

For Sale offers invited over $630,000

View by appointment

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877

adrienne.goodeve@bayleys.co.nz

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Superbly positioned on a 1,012sqm section and wellpresented,

this beautiful 130sqm home has been

tastefully modernized. Warm, comfortable and

inviting, this lovely home has three bedrooms (master

with ensuite/WIR), a well-appointed family bathroom,

separate toilet and hide-away laundry. The open plan

living/dining and kitchen area attracts plenty of sun,

with excellent indoor/outdoor flow. Log burner and

four heat pumps. Established grounds, BBQ area,

deck, separate triple-park garage with studio/office,

wood shed, playhouse, glass house and pizza oven.

bayleys.co.nz/5513671

For Sale offers invited over $499,000

View by appointment

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz

Emma Groom 027 555 1075

emma.groom@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

ALTOGETHER

LOCAL

Ben Turner

027 530 1400

Chris Jones

027 220 5043

Jo McIntosh

027 384 4279

Kevin Jenkins

027 577 4232

ALTOGETHER STRONGER

Our brand has been part of the fabric of New Zealand since 1973,

when Pam, Graham and John Bayley began working from their

family home in Pakuranga. A locally owned and operated

New Zealand business with 88 offices breathing life and jobs into

our towns and cities. Up and down New Zealand, our origins are

deeply rooted in the local community.

Selling your property? Contact your local Bayleys expert.

Adrienne Goodeve

021 977 877

Bianca Davidson

027 322 9055

Craig Blackburn

027 489 7225

Emma Groom

027 555 1075

Bayleys Darfield 03 975 4559

Bayleys Leeston 03 375 4700

Evan Marshall

027 221 0910

Haley Smith

027 341 3846

John Bailey

027 893 0234

Nathan Collett

027 826 1535

bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN & PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Sam Sidey

027 346 3500

Sandy Butterick

027 417 2639

Suzy McPherson

027 695 0519

Tim Dyer

027 495 0979

Urszula Bedggood

027 338 7889

Residential / Commercial / Rural / Lifestyle

bayleys.co.nz


9

Rolleston 14 Hulme Lane

Lincoln 18 Pentire Parade

New Listing

New Listing

Location, Size and Triple Car Garaging!

Situated down a quiet cul-de-sac in the established Maddison Gardens

subdivision, this 256sqm home on a 1568sqm section could be your

next best move!

With an open kitchen, large open living / dining area and a separate

lounge, you can enjoy family living and entertaining with the easy

indoor / outdoor flow to the tranquil setting of the pergola covered

patio. Accommodation is provided with a master, which includes an

ensuite, a walk-in-robe and a further 3-bedrooms, newly renovated

family bathroom and a separate toilet.

4 2 2 3

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 22nd

December, 2020 at 4.00pm, (unless

sold prior)

View Sun 20 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am

Web pb.co.nz/ROU79157

Tanya Marillier

M 027 383 3844

Monty Marillier

M 021 943 973

Luxury Living with a Great Outlook!

What better than a property with an enticing outlook of the park? A

property with an outlook against the vista of the Port Hills.

Built in 2017, this home was designed with spacious flowing living

which opens seamlessly to the outdoors where you have wrap-around

decking, lighting throughout the outdoor areas and speakers indoors

and out to enjoy from morning through to night, all year round. With

ducted heating, separate laundry, additional lighting, sensors, keyless

entry and so much more, this home is centred around the luxuries of

life.

3 2 1 2

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 22nd

December, 2020 at 2.00pm, (unless

sold prior)

View Thu 17 Dec 5.00 - 5.30pm

Web pb.co.nz/ROU80036

Tanya Marillier

M 027 383 3844

Monty Marillier

M 021 943 973

Sheffield 91 West Coast Road

Sheffield 41 and 43 Wrights Road

New Listing

New Listing

Sunny & Spacious Home + Oversized Shed

Solid brick construction delivering the perfect introduction to first

home ownership, on a 1480m2 section with plenty of space for

gardens, fruit trees or keeping a few chooks. Well-spaced over 160

squares featuring three bedrooms, main bathroom, three toilets,

kitchen/dining, lounge and study all kept warm by a heat-pump, logburner

and a naturally sunny disposition. Tidily presented with scope

to update with your own touches, complete with over-dimensional

high-span double garage ideal as a workshop or motorhome.

3 1 1 3

For Sale Buyers $395,000+

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/DFU79627

Amy Jones

M 021 077 9945

Matt Collier

M 027 205 6626

Fresh, Trendy & Family Friendly

Refurbished and trendy and incredibly family-friendly where this four

bedroom home with ready-made living sits on a fully fenced 1618m2

section divided into two titles projecting inspirational rural views.

• Freshly renovated, spacious family home

• Kitchen/dining/living plus separate lounge

• Wet-back log burner, open fire, heat-pump

• Double glazed, heat transfer to all bedrooms

First home bliss not to be missed where you can start the New Year in

a like-new home. Call Shar and Amy for further detail

4 1 2 2

For Sale $489,000

View Sun 20 Dec 12.00 - 12.30pm

Web pb.co.nz/DFU79775

Shar Simon

M 027 555 0654

Amy Jones

M 021 077 9945

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz

Proud to be here


2

10 [Edition datE]

Your guide to all things Real Estate

in the Selwyn District

Home projects you

can start and finish

over the holidays

Home improvement projects (of the

design kind) aren’t necessarily long term

or big budget. In fact, get the right advice

and you can make quick work of a fresh,

new feel around your home. We spoke

to interior design experts McKenzie &

Willis for their tips on how you can use the

Christmas holidays to change things up

and start 2021 on a positive note.

Define a consistent style

There are no rules when it comes to

style; it all comes down to personal choice.

And sometimes, just creating a consistent

style from room to room is all you need

to feel at peace with a space. Common

elements like flooring and paint colour

or accent touches repeated in different

rooms (like something black in each

room) can create a flow throughout your

home. But you don’t need to wait for a

dramatic once-a-decade change. Let your

home evolve organically by changing a few

things each year and that’ll help you keep a

contemporary look.

Reimagine your layout

with furniture

Sometimes, just switching up your

layout can give you a fresh new feel, like

moving the furniture to follow the sun

and make the most of longer, warmer

days. You can take pieces away to create

more space, or find unique and interesting

pieces to add as an accent and focal point

of the room.

Swap out your colour,

texture and patterns

Small changes can have a big visual

impact. Painting or wallpapering a new

feature wall opens the door for a range of

accessory choices that will feel like a whole

new room. Play around with new cushions

or add a colourful rug to layer texture

and patterns into each room. Consider

warmer tones or move into greens and

terracottas— earthy and on-trend. Florals

and geometrics (think art deco) or even

slubby, chunky

textures like

wools and thicker

weaves. And for a

classic feel, linens

and cottons are always divinely fresh.

Create an outdoor room

If you’re starting from scratch, create an

outdoor ‘room’ simply by adding furniture.

Small, cosy corners can quickly become

intimate dining spaces (don’t forget to add

the twinkle of fairy lights) and outdoor

sofas make perfect sun-loungers for long,

lazy afternoons. Just add leafy green

plants or colourful potted blooms to blend

perfectly with outdoor accessories.

If you’re looking for ideas or expert

interior design advice, visit the

McKenzie & Willis showroom at 181

Blenheim Road, or check out their

website www.mcw.nz

Leeston 19 Woodville Street

New Listing

Rolleston 7 Longcot Drive

Wow-factor on Woodville

This beautiful 4 bedroom home is available now and offers open-plan living/kitchen and

dining with an adjoining lounge and fantastic indoor/outdoor flow. The kitchen offers great

storage space and gas hobbs and, the design allows for you to be involved with family and

friends while `whipping-up a treat`. On the other side of the breakfast bar is a spacious

dining area with external access on to a private patio ideal for alfresco dining. The family

living area has a gas fire for those chillier evenings and has doors opening onto a large,

covered patio area over-looking the established lawns and gardens.

4 2 1 2

For Sale Buyers $559,000+

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/LEU79648

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz

Penny Dadson-Clausen

M 027 895 5943

Oxford 3933 South Eyre Road

Deadline Sale

Productive 41 hectares

Rarely available 101 acre block, with executive home and good infrastructure is available for

buyers needing more than a lifestyle block. Situated just seven kilometres from Oxford, it is

an easy commute to Darfield or the ski fields. The spacious homestead has double glazing in

the living area with a large log-burner, four good sized double bedrooms, master bedroom

with walk in robe and ensuite. In addition to the double internal access garage, there is

another detached double garage. There are modern steel cattle-yards, a woolshed and sheepyards,

two sheds and good shelter.

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz

4 2 2

Deadline Sale closes Friday 18th

December, 2020 at 4.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/RR79797

Maurice Newell

M 027 240 1718

Hamish Anderson

M 027 678 8888

Flawless & as Neat as a Pin!

If you've been looking for a stunning 3-bedroom home, then look no

further! This home offers a light, open living space, master bedroom

with walk-in robe and ensuite, two further bedrooms, family bathroom,

a double carpeted garage with attic storage and a defined laundry

space. You'll fall in love with the modern kitchen, complete with stone

bench tops, looking out onto the dining and entertainment area, and

have your cozy winters taken care of with a Wood Burner, Heat Pump

and HRV.

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz

3 2 1 2

For Sale By Negotiation

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/ROU79917

Tanya Marillier

M 027 383 3844

Monty Marillier

M 021 943 973


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This Week’s

Thursday 17 Th december

11.45am – 12.15pm 72 Kathleen Crescent, Hornby

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

12.00pm – 12.45pm 7 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

1.00pm – 1.30pm

5.00pm – 5.30pm

38 Preston Avenue, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

3 Henley Close, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

saTurday 19 Th december

11.00am – 11.30am 12A Lyttelton Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm – 12.30pm 10 Trainor Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

sunday 20 Th december

11.00am – 11.30am 12A Lyttelton Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

11.00am – 11.30am 14 Hulme Lane, Rolleston

Property Brokers

11.0am – 11.30pm

7 Leading Light, Governors Bay

Ray White Rolleston

11.15am – 11.45am 27 Sarsfield Street, Southbridge

Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm – 12.30pm 9 Trents Road, Templeton

Property Brokers

12.00pm – 12.30pm 10 Trainor Street, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

12.00pm – 12.45pm 7 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

12.30pm – 1.00pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.15pm – 1.45pm

9 Salisbury Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1 Laird Place, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

510 Buchanans Road, Yaldhurst

Ray White West Melton

631 Shands Road, Prebbleton

Ray White Lincoln

37 Tiny Hill Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1.15pm – 1.45pm

1.30pm – 2.00pm

2.00pm – 2.30pm

2.00pm – 2.30pm

2.30pm – 3.00pm

2.30pm – 3.00pm

2.30pm – 3.00pm

426 Drain Road, Doyelston

Property Brokers

24 Raptor Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

19 Tod Place, Lincoln

Ray White Lincoln

27 Newman Road ,Rolleson

Property Brokers

3 Henley Close, Rolleston

Ray White West Melton

25 Siltstone Street, Rolleston

Ray White Rolleston

1 Rossington Drive, West Melton

Ray White West Melton

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN

TIMES PROPERTY DIRECTORY

EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR THE

BEST OF PROPERTY IN THE

SELWYN DISTRICT

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real

Estate companies

RAY WHITE

Rolleston 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

West Melton 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

Lincoln 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

PROPERTY BROKERS

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

Darfield 03 975 4506

Leeston 03 929 0306

Lincoln 03 595 6954

HARCOURTS

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Harcourts Hornby 03 349 9919

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711

Harcourts Lincoln 03 662 9933

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

Rolleston 03 347 9949

Darfield 03 318 8204

Leeston 03 324 3704

BAYLEYS CANTERBURY www.bayleys.co.nz 03 375 4700

Thinking of Building?

Come on over... and be inspired.

Jennian Homes Canterbury are proud to deliver quality homes at affordable prices, alongside

our Jennian Completion Promise and a 36 month defects warranty.

Start your building journey by visiting us at any one of our three Display Homes...

Rolleston

Ashburton

Ravenswood

Promote your

Showhome throughout

Christchurch and the

Selwyn District

Show

home

Guide

2 Thornborough Drive

The Borough

Open Saturday and Sunday

12-4pm or by appointment

Jennian Homes Canterbury | 212 Main South Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

P 03 7411436 | E canterbury@jennian.co.nz | jennian.co.nz

LOOKING FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION?

Visit one of our three stunning showhomes to gather ideas for your dream home

97 Falcons Ledbury Landing, Drive, 1 Faringdon Falcon Road, Rolleston

37 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

39 Prestons Park Drive, Marshland

SHOWHOMES:

All three showhomes

Open Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm

Cnr Whiteoak Gr and

Waterford Pl, Oaklea, Tinwald

Wednesday and Thursday 12-

3pm, Sunday 12-3pm

SHOWROOM / OFFICE:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

2 John Raven Lane,

Ravenswood, Woodend

Open Saturday and Sunday

12-4pm or by appointment

0800 844 488

signature.co.nz

Contact Mike Fulham:

Phone 03 379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

Signature Homes

Falcons Landing

1 Falcon Road, Rolleston

Open Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Faringdon

47 & 49 Lanner Drive, Rolleston

Both Open Wed to Sun 12pm-4pm

Show Room/Office:

31 Watts Road, Sockburn

Open Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm

0800 8444 88 or 03 342 7788

www.signature.co.nz

Jennian Homes, Canterbury

Rolleston

2 Thornborough Dr, The Borough

Open Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm

New Display Home Now Open

Woodend

9 John Raven Lane, Ravenswood

Open Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm

Ashburton

Whiteoak Grove, Oaklea

Development, Tinwald

Open Wed & Thur 12pm - 3pm

Open Sun 12pm - 3pm

www.jennian.co.nz


12

M-A

MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

LINCOLN - 13 Goodwood Avenue

STUNNING IN A PREMIUM LOCATION

• Stunning and spacious property

• Four double bedrooms

• Large master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite

• Substantial open plan living area

• Well specified kitchen with quality appliances

• Walk in pantry

• Log burner and two heat pumps

• Excellent internal storage options

• Large covered outdoor entertaining area

• Separate laundry

• Secure and established section

• Additional parking space for caravan or trailer

• Highly desirable location

ROLLESTON - 6 Carrick Place

LARGE FAMILY HOME ON 1200M 2

• 250m 2 four bedroom seven year old home

• Two large living areas plus office

• Modern kitchen including granite benchtop and

double oven

• Walk-in pantry

• Located less than 200m walk from Clearview

Primary School

• Brand new heat pump plus large log burner

• Sunny outdoor patio area

ROLLESTON

HOUSE ANd LANd PACKAGES

• High spec house and land packages

• Currently under construction, these high spec

150 - 190m 2 (approx.) three bedroom homes on

landscaped 430 – 640m 2 (approx.) sections won’t

last long

• Located in the sought-after and sold out Branthwaite

and Park Grove subdivisions, close to Rolleston’s

growing town centre

• Specifications include: Engineered stone kitchen

bench, walk-in pantry, 90cm freestanding oven, tiled

wet areas, separate laundry, brick cladding with Titan

board feature. *Specific features vary between the

homes

• Finished to a very high standard

• Completion dates vary, please enquire

• Please get in touch to register your interest in these

particular homes or the other upcoming new builds,

and we’ll send you a detailed information pack

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Amelia Nisbet 027 376 3868

amelia@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Price: $565,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0820

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Amelia Nisbet 027 376 3868

amelia@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Price: Neg over $719,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0823

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Grass Enhanced Digitally

Price: Neg over $699,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0824

Artist Impression Only

NEW LISTING

WEST MELTON - 9 Rossington Drive

UTTER PERFECTION ON 2008M 2

• Four bedroom award winning 304m 2 (approx.) West

Melton home

• 2008m 2 fully fenced North-facing section located in

sought-after Gainsborough subdivision

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living PLUS separate lounge

• Three car garage with attic storage

• Beautifully landscaped and fully irrigated section incl.

vegie gardens

• Heated tiled wet areas

• Extra large master wing

• Quality fittings and fixtures throughout

• Immaculate presentation

• Warmed by two heat pumps and a gas fire

LEESTON - 45 Manse Road

ALL THINGS TO EVERYONE

• Growing families, car enthusiasts, or work from home

• As new 251m 2 (approx.) home

• Four double bedrooms

• Master with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe

• Two huge living areas and study nook

• Fabulous kitchen with Belling Stove, heaps of storage

• Spacious 1141m 2 section with semi rural outlook.

• Fabulous vege garden with raised beds and

glasshouse plus mature shrubs and hedging

• Fantastic west facing out door dining areas

• Internal access double garage, plus 84m 2 (approx.) of

additional garaging and workshop/studio complete

with toilet and plumbing

• Automatic gate for safety

• Street parking for numerous vehicles

• I f you have been looking for a family home in the

city with facilities like these, why not grab your car

keys, take a short drive out to Leeston and see for

yourself!

SOUTHBRIDGE - High Street

“BELLFIELd”

• Stages 2 and 3 now released

• Sections from 729m 2 to 854m 2 (approx.)

• Sensible Covenants

• All services to boundary

• Some fencing provided

• Titles due April 2021

• Easy commute to Rolleston and Lincoln

To all our past, present and future clients.

May the simple joys of the festive season warm

your hearts, fill your home and last a lifetime!

Enjoy good friends, great food and holiday cheer

and we look forward to assisting you in 2021!

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

Viewing: By appointment

Price: Neg over $930,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0821

NEW LISTING

Price: Neg over $679,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0822

Price: $135,000

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0790

holiday

CELEBRATE

season

THE

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Jo Barrett

021 859 006

Amelia Nisbet

027 376 3868

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Bronwyn van der Pol

022 073 7757

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