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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Connecting Your Local Community<br />

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People enjoy<br />

living<br />

in district<br />

Page 3<br />

Leeston<br />

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Record turnout<br />

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It was a record turnout<br />

of more than 5000<br />

spectators at the Lincoln<br />

Christmas Parade and<br />

Market on Saturday. The<br />

sun was shining and it<br />

was a brilliant day. Dozens<br />

of floats made their way<br />

through the township,<br />

preceding the grand finale<br />

of Santa on the last float. The<br />

parade has been an annual<br />

tradition for decades.<br />

•More photos, pages 4 & 5<br />

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Lincoln<br />

Fire Station<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

AN AMBULANCE is scheduled<br />

to start operating from the Lincoln<br />

Fire Station this week meaning<br />

response times to emergencies will<br />

be faster for its residents and others<br />

in nearby areas.<br />

Fire and<br />

Emergency New<br />

Zealand area<br />

Commander<br />

Dave Berry said<br />

the ambulance<br />

service will be<br />

available between<br />

10am and 10pm Dave Berry<br />

seven days a<br />

week.<br />

St John Mid-Canterbury<br />

territory manager James Watkins<br />

said the service will be trialled for<br />

six months.<br />

Said Watkins: “The trial<br />

will provide valuable data for<br />

assessing response performance<br />

improvements and improved<br />

patient health outcomes delivered<br />

across the local communities.”<br />

•Turn to page 7<br />

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2 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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This will mean an<br />

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SELWYN REMAINS a great<br />

place to live for most residents<br />

but a district council survey<br />

SORED shows dissatisfaction CONTENThas<br />

increased over swimming pools,<br />

roads and public halls.<br />

The findings from the district<br />

council’s annual survey of<br />

residents shows 92 per cent<br />

think <strong>Selwyn</strong> is a great place to<br />

live, consistent with the results<br />

in 2018 (91 per<br />

cent) and 2019<br />

(93 per cent).<br />

Three quarters<br />

of residents<br />

surveyed also<br />

said they felt a<br />

sense of belonging<br />

and community.<br />

However,<br />

residents’<br />

satisfaction has decreased for<br />

community-run swimming<br />

pools, down 10 per cent, urban<br />

roads, down 5 per cent, and<br />

public halls, down 4 per cent.<br />

Overall, 63 per cent of residents<br />

rated the district council’s<br />

performance as good or very<br />

good.<br />

The survey notes that it is unclear<br />

what impact the Covid-19<br />

pandemic may have had on the<br />

figures. It was undertaken in<br />

July, soon after the lockdown,<br />

when a number of district<br />

council services were closed or<br />

reduced.<br />

Mayor Sam Broughton said<br />

the results reflect the positive<br />

feeling around the district.<br />

“I’m delighted that the people<br />

of <strong>Selwyn</strong> think this is a great<br />

place to live, in particularly as we<br />

continue to grow at such pace.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

NEWS 3<br />

In Brief<br />

There’s already plenty of interest in the<br />

beautiful new homes at Woodcroft Estate<br />

Lifestyle Village especially with its next<br />

generation financial model where<br />

owners benefit from any capital gain<br />

BUS IMPROVEMENTS<br />

The district council has endorsed a<br />

proposal for improvements to bus<br />

networks over the next 10 years.<br />

The key changes outlined in the<br />

proposal include a new service<br />

between Lincoln and Christchurch<br />

city centre, bus priority<br />

improvements on routes that will<br />

benefit <strong>Selwyn</strong> users like the yellow<br />

line, bus stop improvements,<br />

improvements to frequencies of<br />

Rolleston and Lincoln services<br />

and supporting park and ride<br />

investments. This is part of a $115<br />

million plan to revitalise greater<br />

Christchurch’s public transport.<br />

when it comes time to sell. If approved, the proposal will add<br />

about 100 buses to the greater<br />

FUN: Events like Christchurch network, which the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds district is part of.<br />

There are many things to consider when makes to receive the the district capital gain when the unit<br />

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

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

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

“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<br />

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<br />

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

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<br />

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

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<br />

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<br />

rate a range your new of services home. and “Our facilities<br />

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

owners issues are better raised in the survey. were able to secure the services<br />

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

cent rated “Here, good people or very enjoy good, a recycling<br />

90<br />

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relaxing<br />

per cent,<br />

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within<br />

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community, while the onsite manager<br />

responded who like to an abandoned car<br />

parks and reserves on 84 per cent coming year to and make further most ahead,” of life. Owners<br />

looks after any concerns or maintenance<br />

fire on Weedons tell us Rd about 2am<br />

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6 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

•From page 1<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> reported in<br />

August an ambulance would<br />

be based at the station but<br />

there has been uncertainty<br />

over the last few months as<br />

to a start date for the service.<br />

Berry said ambulances<br />

have previously had to travel<br />

from Rolleston and Leeston<br />

to help those in need in Lincoln<br />

but response times will<br />

now be much faster for these<br />

emergencies.<br />

NEWS 7<br />

Response times will be much faster<br />

THE DISTRICT has fared<br />

better than the rest of the<br />

country from the impacts of<br />

Covid-19.<br />

The district saw a smaller<br />

impact on its economy than<br />

the rest of New Zealand,<br />

with its economy already<br />

returning to growth and adding<br />

more than 600 jobs since<br />

lockdown.<br />

This is according to the latest<br />

report on the impacts of the<br />

pandemic by analytics company<br />

Infometrics.<br />

The report shows <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s<br />

economy decreased by 10.4<br />

per cent over the April-June<br />

quarter this year, compared<br />

with a 12.4 per cent decline<br />

nationally.<br />

The district’s economy grew<br />

over the three months to<br />

September, ending 2.6 per cent<br />

higher than the same time last<br />

year.<br />

Nationally over the same<br />

period the economy decreased<br />

by 3.2 per cent.<br />

By the end of September the<br />

district had also added 640<br />

jobs, with healthcare and<br />

social assistance and manufacturing<br />

the industries leading<br />

the way.<br />

However, the report warns<br />

that the biggest impacts of<br />

Covid-19 are still to come and<br />

the international recession will<br />

slow New Zealand’s economy<br />

as the district’s construction<br />

boom eases.<br />

The forecast is for <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s<br />

economy to slow down less<br />

than the rest of the country.<br />

This second report on the<br />

expected impacts of Covid<br />

for the district forecasts it will<br />

do significantly better than<br />

initially thought, thanks to a<br />

stronger than expected residential<br />

market and construction<br />

growth.<br />

The report warns that<br />

the impacts on tourism<br />

and other international<br />

demands are expected to lead<br />

to an economic downturn<br />

nationwide over the next year,<br />

before the economy begins to<br />

grow again in 2022.<br />

It forecasts <strong>Selwyn</strong> will see a<br />

smaller economic slowdown,<br />

led by a predicted easing in<br />

the district’s construction<br />

boom. It also forecasts that this<br />

“It’s going to benefit everyone<br />

with quicker response<br />

times.<br />

“Rather than coming from<br />

Rolleston, we’ll have an<br />

ambulance based here,” said<br />

Berry.<br />

As well as Lincoln, the<br />

ambulance will be available<br />

to attend emergencies in<br />

areas including Rolleston<br />

and Tai Tapu.<br />

Last year the Lincoln<br />

Volunteer Fire Brigade responded<br />

to 54 motor vehicle<br />

crashes and 17 medical calls.<br />

There are also St John ambulances<br />

based at Rolleston<br />

and Darfield.<br />

Last year, Rolleston Fire<br />

Station became staffed<br />

24/7 meaning it has one<br />

ambulance operating 24<br />

hours a day, seven days<br />

a week and a second<br />

ambulance on a 12-hour day<br />

shift from mid-morning to<br />

mid-evening.<br />

Covid-19 economic hit less for <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

slowdown and recovery will<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Merry<br />

Christmas<br />

from everyone at<br />

Four Square Supermarket<br />

Fresh NZ Quality<br />

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Leg Roast<br />

Pams Fresh Jersey Benne $<br />

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licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.<br />

8<br />

NEWS<br />

Tai Tapu School recovering<br />

from financial difficulty<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

TAI TAPU School is<br />

recovering from the<br />

serious financial difficulty<br />

it was said to be in the<br />

Auditor-General’s 2019<br />

schools audit.<br />

THe Ministry of<br />

Education says it has been<br />

committed to supporting<br />

the school through this<br />

difficulty.<br />

Principal Bernadette<br />

May said the school it is<br />

now back in the positive.<br />

“THe board of trustees<br />

and principal of the school<br />

have been working hard<br />

this year to address this<br />

and are pleased to report<br />

the working capital is now<br />

in the positive of $27,020.<br />

“THroughout this time<br />

period the financial<br />

viability of the school was<br />

not threatened nor the<br />

education outcomes for the<br />

students compromised.<br />

“THrough the efforts<br />

of the governance team,<br />

principal and wider school<br />

community we are already<br />

seeing an increased student<br />

role and continue to take<br />

further inquiries for<br />

enrolment.<br />

“We are confident that<br />

the school will finish in a<br />

financially secure position<br />

for <strong>2020</strong>,” May said.<br />

THe school had a<br />

negative working capital of<br />

$37,000 in 2019.<br />

Said May: “This was<br />

due to a number of<br />

unprecedented demands<br />

on the school which in part<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

BRAZEN THEFTS from<br />

cars are occurring in<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> even after people<br />

lock their vehicles and put<br />

belongings out of sight.<br />

One Lincoln resident<br />

Aleisha Tweedy experienced<br />

this first-hand. Her<br />

neighbour came knocking<br />

on her door last Wednesday<br />

morning to let her<br />

know her family’s Toyota<br />

station wagon had been<br />

broken into.<br />

It was parked on the<br />

street outside their home<br />

on Roblyn Pl. The neighbour<br />

had heard the sound<br />

of smashing glass earlier,<br />

around 3am.<br />

The 24-year-old said she<br />

had been shocked to find<br />

a smashed rear window in<br />

the car, and a UE Boom<br />

speaker missing from the<br />

glove box.<br />

“There was a baby car<br />

seat in there, who breaks<br />

into a mother’s car? It’s just<br />

POSITIVE: Tai Tapu School principal Bernadette<br />

May says its finances are improving following a<br />

tough period over the last few years.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

has reduced the student<br />

roll.”<br />

Ministry of Education<br />

deputy secretary of sector<br />

enablement and support<br />

Katrina Casey said there<br />

were previously concerns<br />

the school may have<br />

difficulty paying its bills,<br />

particularly if they were to<br />

be due at the same time.<br />

When the Auditor-<br />

General has assessed that<br />

a school is in financial<br />

difficulty, the Ministry of<br />

Education is asked whether<br />

it will continue to support<br />

the school.<br />

If the ministry confirms<br />

it will provide support,<br />

schools can complete their<br />

financial statements as a<br />

‘going concern.’<br />

THis has been the case<br />

for Tai Tapu School.<br />

THe ministry wrote three<br />

horrible, what are they expecting<br />

to find, they found<br />

a speaker, that’s about it,<br />

is that worth a crime?”<br />

Tweedy said.<br />

Senior Sergeant Dean<br />

Harker said in the last two<br />

to three weeks there had<br />

been an increase in thieves<br />

smashing windows to<br />

break into locked vehicles<br />

throughout the district,<br />

with numbers climbing<br />

letters supporting Tai Tapu<br />

School to the Auditor-<br />

General in 2017, 2018 and<br />

2019.<br />

Said Casey: The Auditor-<br />

General has required<br />

letters of support in 2017,<br />

2018 and 2019.<br />

“THese letters ‘of going<br />

concern’ confirm our<br />

commitment to providing<br />

continued operational and<br />

staffing support for the<br />

foreseeable future.<br />

“We have been working<br />

with Tai Tapu school to<br />

improve its finances since<br />

2017. At the end of 2019<br />

the school had negative<br />

working capital of $37,000.<br />

This is an improvement<br />

of $24,000 or 39 per<br />

cent since 2017. We will<br />

continue to support the<br />

school to get back to<br />

financial health,” she said.<br />

Police follow leads after<br />

car break-ins continue<br />

into double figures.<br />

This was alongside a<br />

spate of thefts of items<br />

from unlocked vehicles,<br />

particularly at Lincoln and<br />

Rolleston, over the last<br />

couple of months.<br />

Police were following<br />

some leads and investigating<br />

a couple of potential<br />

offenders in relation to at<br />

least some of the incidents.<br />

He urged residents to report<br />

not only such crimes<br />

when they occurred, but<br />

also any suspicious vehicles<br />

they saw being driven<br />

around streets. Residents<br />

should get a description of<br />

the vehicle and registration<br />

number, although the latter<br />

may be of limited use<br />

depending on whether the<br />

licence plate was stolen.<br />

Harker said the more<br />

reports the better, as such<br />

information could help<br />

police know what areas to<br />

seek any relevant security<br />

camera footage.


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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 9<br />

5<br />

Christmas<br />

1<br />

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$<br />

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ea<br />

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Buzzy Bee<br />

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$<br />

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Rainbocorns Sweet<br />

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Sylvanian Families Beechwood<br />

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Drift Rock Crawler<br />

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Battleship<br />

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Battle Goggles<br />

$<br />

17 99 ea<br />

5"<br />

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Darts not<br />

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3.5"<br />

Clip On<br />

$<br />

9 99 ea<br />

NEW<br />

$<br />

12 99 ea<br />

$<br />

6 99 ea<br />

Digital<br />

Target<br />

$<br />

44 99 ea<br />

7"<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

Utility<br />

Vest<br />

Galar<br />

Mini<br />

Tins<br />

$<br />

24 99 ea<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

Match Attax Booster Pack<br />

$<br />

2 99 ea<br />

Game<br />

Battle<br />

Academy<br />

Tactical<br />

Vest<br />

EPL<br />

20/21<br />

Cards<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

$<br />

44 99 ea<br />

$<br />

3 99 ea<br />

Adrenalyn<br />

Starter Pack<br />

$<br />

27 99 ea<br />

Rainbow<br />

Stacker<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

Pound a Peg<br />

Usually $29.99<br />

$<br />

24 99 ea<br />

Mini Soccer or<br />

Rugby Water Ball<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

Pool Hoops<br />

Usually $29.99<br />

$<br />

24 99 ea<br />

Dive Animals<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

$<br />

<strong>16</strong> 99 ea<br />

$<br />

<strong>16</strong> 99 ea<br />

Take Along<br />

Tool Kit<br />

Usually $34.99<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

Stacking<br />

Train<br />

Usually<br />

$39.99<br />

Zano Bow<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

$<br />

<strong>16</strong> 99 ea<br />

Z-tek Bow<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

Dress Up Role Play Sets<br />

Astronaut, Veterinarian,<br />

Knight, Pirate, Doctor,<br />

Chef, Construction<br />

Worker, Police Officer,<br />

Fire Chief.<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

Hyper Strike<br />

Usually $59.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea


10 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

city Fire<br />

Station<br />

Usually $159.99<br />

$<br />

139 99 ea<br />

NEW<br />

ARRIVALS<br />

SAVE<br />

$30<br />

Balance<br />

Bike<br />

Usually<br />

$149.99<br />

SAVE $60<br />

regular Doll<br />

18" Gabe, Avia,<br />

Viola, Jovie<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Saddle up Stables<br />

Usually $269.99<br />

Deluxe Doll<br />

18" Seabrook,<br />

Noelle, Megan<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

$<br />

219 99 ea<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

light and Sound<br />

Kitchen<br />

Usually $229.99<br />

$<br />

<strong>16</strong>9 99 ea<br />

outfits<br />

Watermelon<br />

Print Swimsuit,<br />

Popcorn<br />

Pizazz,<br />

actress $<br />

27 99 ea<br />

Usually $34.99<br />

SAVE<br />

$50<br />

Play Mats assorted<br />

Usually<br />

$39.99<br />

$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

ready race rescue<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

green lizard ii<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

89 99 ea<br />

race<br />

to Win<br />

Usually<br />

$199.99<br />

$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Speed Phantom 2<br />

Usually $159.99<br />

$<br />

139 99 ea<br />

Pole Tennis<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

rocket<br />

racer<br />

Usually<br />

$239.99<br />

$<br />

219 99 ea<br />

Ford F150 White<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Slip<br />

and Slide<br />

Wave rider<br />

Usually $29.99<br />

$<br />

23 99 ea<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 11<br />

Float Bands<br />

Size 00 - 6 Years<br />

$<br />

9 99 ea<br />

Little<br />

Ripper<br />

Under 6<br />

Years<br />

$<br />

9 99 ea<br />

Roll Ups<br />

1-6 Years<br />

$<br />

11 99 ea<br />

Little<br />

Twist<br />

Under<br />

6 Years<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

Character Rubber Duck<br />

$<br />

8 99 ea<br />

54" Plush<br />

Snake<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

Bondi Junior<br />

6-14 Years<br />

$<br />

12 99 ea<br />

Dive Sticks<br />

3 Pack<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

Nature Tubes<br />

Assorted<br />

$<br />

<strong>16</strong> 99 ea<br />

Water Wing<br />

Swim vest<br />

1-2y, 2-3y or 4-5y<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Dinosauria<br />

Plush 15"<br />

Assorted<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

Sweet<br />

Shakes<br />

Surprise<br />

Usually $59.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

5 Function Swing Set<br />

Power Coated, Galvanized<br />

Heavy Grade Steel.<br />

H 1.81m<br />

W 3.64m|<br />

D 1.98m<br />

$<br />

399 99 ea<br />

Classic Steel<br />

Dump Truck<br />

or Loader<br />

Usually<br />

$89.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Sand and<br />

Swing Set<br />

Pre inserted rust<br />

proof hardware for<br />

easy assembling.<br />

H 2.18m, W 4.74m,<br />

D 2.56m<br />

Usually $699.99<br />

$<br />

599 99 ea<br />

Rock<br />

Crawler<br />

Pro<br />

Series<br />

Usually<br />

$<strong>16</strong>9.99<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

10ft Trampoline Elite<br />

Includes:<br />

• Safety Net & Pads<br />

• 100kg Weight Limit<br />

• Suitable Ages 6+<br />

Height .76m<br />

Safety Net Height 1.7m<br />

Diameter 3.05m<br />

Usually $499.99<br />

$<br />

399 99 ea<br />

Ladder<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

12ft Trampoline<br />

Usually $599.99<br />

$<br />

499 99 ea<br />

STUCk FoR A giFT iDEA?<br />

givE A ToyWoRLD giFT CARD!


12 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

elephant,<br />

Koala or<br />

caramel<br />

Dog 4 Pack<br />

families<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

$<br />

31 99 ea<br />

Baby<br />

rope<br />

Park or<br />

hedgehog<br />

hide out *<br />

Usually $34.99<br />

$<br />

27 99 ea<br />

family<br />

campervan *<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

adventure<br />

tree house *<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

*Figures not included<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

furniture<br />

sets *<br />

Pictured sets only<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

lakeside<br />

lodge *<br />

Usually $89.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

flower Kids and<br />

Photographer<br />

Usually $27.99<br />

$<br />

<strong>16</strong> 79 ea<br />

ceremony or<br />

Wedding carriage<br />

Usually $44.99<br />

$<br />

26 99 ea<br />

40% off Playmobil<br />

Wedding Theme<br />

special Plus<br />

figures assorted<br />

Usually $9.99<br />

$<br />

7 99 ea<br />

limo or reception<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Bridal shop<br />

Usually $159.99<br />

$<br />

95 99 ea<br />

the chase<br />

uK 8+<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

221B Baker<br />

street 10+<br />

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14<br />

NEWS<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Courts finished at new sports centre<br />

THE FIRST courts have been<br />

completed at <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports<br />

Centre.<br />

The four polyurethane<br />

courts, similar to many school<br />

gyms, have been laid and the<br />

lines painted on last week. The<br />

building is on track to open in<br />

time for the 2021 winter sports<br />

season.<br />

The courts will be a multiuse<br />

space, with the markings<br />

set up for basketball, netball,<br />

futsal, tennis, korfball, floorball<br />

and other sports.<br />

The surface will also allow<br />

the space to be used for exhibitions<br />

and events. The hall will<br />

also host an interactive sports<br />

BACKYARD CRITTERS<br />

ACTION: The first courts<br />

have been completed at<br />

the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre,<br />

it is on track to open for<br />

winter 2021. ​<br />

and educational wall.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Netball has agreed<br />

with the district council to use<br />

the centre for the 2021 winter<br />

season and beyond.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Netball Centre president<br />

Andrea James confirmed<br />

it will use the centre for its<br />

year 1 to 4 programme and<br />

its Saturday competition will<br />

be split between the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Sports Centre and the court<br />

facilities in Lincoln.<br />

In addition, a community indoor<br />

netball competition open<br />

to the district’s residents will be<br />

held at the sports centre.<br />

The centre will have a focus<br />

on serving the community,<br />

including clubs and schools,<br />

and will feature two halls with<br />

four courts each, divided by a<br />

central corridor space.<br />

As well as the polyurethane<br />

courts, the John F. Reid Courts<br />

on the other side of the building<br />

will host four courts with<br />

a sprung wood floor, which is<br />

currently being laid.<br />

This hall will have courts for<br />

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and badminton, while<br />

a mezzanine around the top<br />

of the hall will feature a 240m<br />

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The building features panelling,<br />

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Zealand.<br />

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days.<br />

Interestingly, no males<br />

have been recorded in this<br />

species and females reproduce<br />

through parthenogenesis.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

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NEWS 17<br />

Jet setters now call Prebbleton home<br />

The Faces of <strong>Selwyn</strong> exhibition was launched last year<br />

and a new set of 12 stories about people in the district<br />

are on display at <strong>Selwyn</strong> Libraries. The stories, written<br />

by Hayley Tate, celebrate diversity and highlight the<br />

differences in people’s backgrounds and journeys to<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>. <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> continues its coverage.<br />

Sam and Lillian<br />

Ragnarsson<br />

TWO STRANGERS from<br />

Iceland and China, sat next to<br />

each other on a flight to New<br />

Zealand. 19 years later, they call<br />

New Zealand their home.<br />

For Sam and Lillian<br />

Ragnarsson, living in different<br />

countries was the norm.<br />

At 23 years old, Sam left his<br />

birth place Iceland, and until he<br />

moved to Prebbleton six years<br />

ago, he had never stayed in one<br />

place for more than a year.<br />

Having lived in countries,<br />

including England, Australia,<br />

and China, he was very happy<br />

to gain New Zealand citizenship<br />

recently.<br />

“For someone living in seven<br />

countries, five continents and<br />

moved this often since I left<br />

home at 17, to find a place and be<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

WHEN LINCOLN High<br />

School teachers Sandra McLean<br />

and Robyn Wylie planned<br />

a fundraising Christmas<br />

production, their target figure<br />

was around $1000.<br />

However, after tallying up<br />

how well the school’s inaugural<br />

Christmas Extravaganza went,<br />

accepted was really important.”<br />

Likewise, Lillian grew up in<br />

China, later worked in Japan and<br />

went to America to learn English<br />

for a year.<br />

While it was a big milestone<br />

giving up her Chinese passport<br />

and visa, Lillian says gaining<br />

citizenship made her feel a part<br />

of New Zealand.<br />

“I am ready to fight for New<br />

Zealand, that’s how I feel.”<br />

The couple have always had<br />

a connection to New Zealand.<br />

They first met in 2000 at<br />

Melbourne airport and by<br />

coincidence had the seat next<br />

to each other on the same flight<br />

to Auckland. They got talking<br />

again several years later over the<br />

internet and got married in 2008<br />

in China.<br />

After living together for a year<br />

each in Japan, the USA and China,<br />

the two project managers sat<br />

they have arrived at the stunning<br />

total of $2369.90.<br />

“It went fabulously, excellently;<br />

it exceeded expectations, because<br />

the students really made it their<br />

own,” drama head of department<br />

McLean said.<br />

Students and their dedicated<br />

teachers were not motivated only<br />

by raising money for the charity<br />

of KidsCan, but also by wanting<br />

SATISFIED: Sam and Lillian Ragnarsson and their children<br />

Nicole and Caitlin have no plans to leave Prebbleton.<br />

to make the extravaganza experience<br />

as enthralling as possible.<br />

“This year we really powered it<br />

out,” said McLean, who oversaw a<br />

similar smaller-scale event at the<br />

school a couple of years ago.<br />

Students staged the extravaganza<br />

in the school’s hall over six shows –<br />

two daytime performances and one<br />

evening performance on each of<br />

two days in late November.<br />

down with an Excel spreadsheet<br />

to make an important decision<br />

about where to settle down. They<br />

listed everything they wanted<br />

from a country and New Zealand<br />

came out on top.<br />

“We always laugh that we<br />

met on the way to New Zealand<br />

and then we ended up in New<br />

Zealand, so many years later.”<br />

Sam said.<br />

They chose Christchurch<br />

to help out with the postearthquake<br />

rebuild and were<br />

surprised how friendly everyone<br />

was.<br />

“When you walk on the street,<br />

people say hello, give a smile,<br />

that’s something that never<br />

happened to me when I lived in<br />

Tokyo,” said Lillian.<br />

In the first year, Sam studied<br />

software and information technology<br />

at Lincoln University and<br />

would travel into town passing<br />

through Prebbleton.<br />

Visitors were treated to a walkthrough<br />

grotto experience and an<br />

interactive grotto experience. For<br />

the latter, they got to do fun activities<br />

such as pin the nose on the<br />

reindeer, shoot the bah humbug<br />

balloons with a nerf gun, limbo as<br />

low as they could, and guess what<br />

was in wrapped presents.<br />

This was followed by a 30min<br />

drama and dance production,<br />

“I remember the day that I first<br />

drove past Prebbleton, we came<br />

in and I just saw the trees and I<br />

was like wait a minute, we’ve just<br />

come out of the city. We just see<br />

for miles; mountains, cows and<br />

horses and it’s like wow, this is<br />

where I want to live.”<br />

Now having lived in Prebbleton<br />

for over six years, the pair<br />

enjoy the peace and quiet and<br />

have finally found their feet.<br />

Sam owns a slice of Iceland at<br />

restaurant The Kiwi Viking in<br />

Christchurch and volunteers as<br />

the emergency response street<br />

co-ordinator in Prebbleton and<br />

runs two Prebbleton Facebook<br />

community groups.<br />

Lillian supports Chinese residents<br />

who do not have access to<br />

the Facebook group on We Chat.<br />

Sam says there’s now even an<br />

Icelandic flag flying at Prebbleton<br />

School where his girls attend.<br />

The pair considered leaving<br />

Prebbleton and buying a lifestyle<br />

block, but their girls Nicole and<br />

Caitlin turned to them and said,<br />

we love this house, we love this<br />

place, why should we leave?<br />

“And it made us think, they’re<br />

right, why would we leave?”<br />

Lincoln High production raises more than $2300<br />

mostly staged by year 10 drama<br />

students and year 9 dancers.<br />

McLean said over 800 visitors<br />

came through altogether, and it<br />

was fantastic to now be able to<br />

support KidsCan.<br />

The charity partners with<br />

low decile schools and early<br />

childhood centres to provide<br />

resources such as food, raincoats<br />

and shoes for needy children.


<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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NEWS<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

The town that never was sits just<br />

ALTHOUGH regarded as<br />

being ‘just off the beaten track,’<br />

Ladbrooks has remained the<br />

town that never was.<br />

After over 170 years of<br />

European settlement, the<br />

community remains relatively<br />

unknown apart from those who<br />

are fortunate enough to live in<br />

this charming location situated<br />

between Halswell, Tai Tapu,<br />

Lincoln and Prebbleton.<br />

Originally known as ‘the<br />

swamp south of Prebbleton’ or<br />

as ‘Lincoln Swamp,’ the name<br />

Ladbrooks was only given to the<br />

area sometime in the 1890s.<br />

William Ladbrook and his<br />

family had emigrated from<br />

Britain and were one of the first<br />

colonists to settle in the area in<br />

1853. The official name came<br />

about through the establishment<br />

of the local primary school<br />

in 1889. It was first known as<br />

Prebbleton Side School until local<br />

residents decided on a name<br />

change to Ladbrooks later that<br />

year.<br />

This new name was reinforced<br />

a few years later when a new<br />

railway station, known as Ladbrooks<br />

Station, was built to serve<br />

farmers living between Lincoln<br />

and Prebbleton. The station<br />

was built on land that had been<br />

formerly owned by the Ladbrook<br />

family along Birches Rd, north<br />

of Robinsons Rd.<br />

Historian and district council staff member<br />

Wayne Stack continues his regular look at<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>’s past. Anyone with suggestions for<br />

future features can phone Wayne on 021 119<br />

9107. This month’s feature is about the small<br />

community of Ladbrooks<br />

IMPORTANT: Ladbrooks Hall is sited next to the school on<br />

Barnes Rd, it houses a roll of honour for men and women<br />

who served in the two world wars.<br />

This station became part of the<br />

Christchurch-Southbridge-Little<br />

River branch line and provided<br />

a modern communication and<br />

transport link for residents.<br />

It consisted of a sizeable<br />

weatherboard ticket office and<br />

waiting room, built on a concrete<br />

platform, along with a siding and<br />

storage goods shed, typical of the<br />

small railway stations throughout<br />

the district at the time.<br />

The boggy ground prone to<br />

flooding, that remains a feature<br />

of the area, made the location<br />

unsuitable for the establishment<br />

of a township. Although,<br />

it appears it may have been the<br />

dream of some when the local<br />

community hall was built in<br />

1913; the name ‘Ladbrooks Town<br />

Hall’ was proudly painted on the<br />

front of the building for decades.<br />

After 107 years the original<br />

hall remains an important meeting<br />

place for the people of the<br />

Our Great<br />

history<br />

WITH WAYNE STACK<br />

CARGO: Ladbrooks railway goods shed and wagons.<br />

community, especially for the<br />

school which is located next to<br />

it on Barnes Rd; and after recent<br />

refurbishment, it continues as a<br />

popular venue for weddings and<br />

other social events.<br />

As Ladbrooks has no official<br />

war memorial another important<br />

role the hall fills in the<br />

community is housing the rolls<br />

of honour which record the local<br />

men and women who served in<br />

the two world wars.<br />

The school and the hall<br />

became, and remain, the social<br />

centre for Ladbrooks. The school<br />

was built on land donated by a<br />

local farmer, John Sharp, and the<br />

original two-classroom wooden<br />

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but also became the hub of<br />

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This was where local events<br />

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off the beaten track<br />

NEWS 19<br />

In the early years children<br />

would ride ponies to school or<br />

walk along the web of unsealed<br />

roads.<br />

In 1889 the school role was just<br />

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rough roads to help establish<br />

sustainable farm land. This<br />

was mainly done through hard<br />

manual labour and horsepower.<br />

The area was exposed to seasonal<br />

flooding of the Halswell<br />

River and to ensure the roads<br />

in the area remained usable, the<br />

local roads board (forerunner of<br />

the district council) transported<br />

shingle from quarries at Birdlings<br />

Flat, Halswell and Broadfield<br />

to raise the level of the roads<br />

so that they were above the level<br />

of the flooded farmland.<br />

Dairying was an important<br />

feature of the community, along<br />

with growing potatoes and other<br />

crops, with cows initially being<br />

milked by hand.<br />

In 1893 the Central Dairy<br />

Company built a new creamery<br />

to serve the district near the<br />

intersection of Ellesmere and<br />

Robinsons Rds.<br />

Local farmers would deliver<br />

their milk to the creamery by<br />

horse and dray for separation.<br />

By 1906 this had been taken over<br />

by the Tai Tapu Dairy Company<br />

which had its own larger creamery<br />

in Tai Tapu, with local milk<br />

then being processed there or at a<br />

new smaller creamery that<br />

had been built near the intersection<br />

of Ellesmere and Tancred<br />

Rds.<br />

Ladbrooks lacked the churches<br />

and a hotel that were commonplace<br />

in most pioneering<br />

communities. However, it did<br />

have a store for a number of years<br />

that had been opened by John<br />

Brown on Robinsons Rd, near<br />

the intersection with Barnes and<br />

McDrurys Rd.<br />

This establishment provided<br />

general goods, including bread,<br />

milk, meat, household items,<br />

and later on, petrol. It also<br />

incorporated a post office and<br />

telephone bureau, where locals<br />

could send and receive mail and<br />

telegrams, along with being able<br />

to make telephone calls at a time<br />

when not everybody had a home<br />

phone.<br />

Over the years as family cars<br />

became commonplace and roads<br />

Left:<br />

Ladbrooks<br />

School<br />

before<br />

it was<br />

demolished<br />

in 1966.<br />

Right: the<br />

general<br />

store before<br />

it closed in<br />

1955.<br />

improved, many locals chose<br />

to shop in nearby towns, such<br />

as Lincoln, for a greater variety.<br />

Through the loss in local custom<br />

the store became financially<br />

unviable and closed in 1955.<br />

The building reverted back to a<br />

private residence and can still be<br />

seen on Robinson Rd, around the<br />

corner from the school.<br />

Today, dairying is still a feature<br />

of Ladbrooks, but there is only<br />

one dairy farm operating in the<br />

area, which belongs to the Stone<br />

family on McDrurys Rd. Most of<br />

the traditional family farms have<br />

been broken up as the land was<br />

more profitable being subdivided.<br />

The sealed and picturesque<br />

tree-lined country roads, along<br />

with its proximity to Christchurch,<br />

has ensured that the area<br />

is highly sought after real estate<br />

for those looking for a country<br />

lifestyle within a short commute<br />

to the city.<br />

The physical character of<br />

the district has changed from<br />

the early years, where colonial<br />

weatherboard farmhouses have<br />

been replaced with many modern<br />

palatial homes set on lifestyle<br />

blocks of only several acres.<br />

Although the railway station<br />

has long gone, the concrete<br />

platform can still be seen from<br />

the cycleway on Birchs Rd,<br />

north of the Robinsons Rd<br />

intersection.<br />

•Descendants of the<br />

original settlers still live<br />

in the area, including<br />

Maurice McCarthy, who is<br />

part way through writing<br />

a history of the area and<br />

who would be pleased to<br />

hear from anyone who has<br />

old photographs or family<br />

stories of the district (email<br />

mccarthy@hotmail.co.nz or<br />

phone 329 6713).<br />

MERRY<br />

Christmas<br />

We would like to thank all our customers for<br />

supporting us during the year and wish you all<br />

a very happy Christmas and a great 2021.<br />

We have a lite night shopping Thursday<br />

17 <strong>December</strong> until 7.00pm, enjoy a glass of<br />

bubbles while shopping, specials on the night<br />

and gift with purchase.<br />

Gift vouchers available in store and online.<br />

Our Christmas hours are:<br />

Last shopping day before Christmas Day<br />

Thursday 24 <strong>December</strong>: 9.00am-6.00pm<br />

25 - 29 <strong>December</strong>: Closed<br />

30 - 31 <strong>December</strong>: Open 9.00am-5.00pm<br />

1 - 4 January: Closed<br />

5 January: Reopen as normal<br />

Shop 12, Rolleston Square, Rolleston. Phone 347 1151


20 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

63%<br />

Overall Council<br />

performance<br />

76%<br />

Water supply<br />

94%<br />

Rubbish collection<br />

92%<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> is a great<br />

place to live<br />

51%<br />

Cycleways and<br />

footpaths<br />

84%<br />

Parks and reserves<br />

Proportion of residents rating<br />

service good or very good<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> still a great<br />

place to live –<br />

residents say<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> remains a great place to live according to most <strong>Selwyn</strong> residents.<br />

The Council’s annual survey of residents this year shows 92% of people surveyed thought <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

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

Three quarters of residents surveyed also said they felt a sense of belonging and community.<br />

Mayor Sam Broughton says the results reflect the positive feel of the district.<br />

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

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

<strong>Selwyn</strong>, the challenge ahead is how we maintain our high standards as we grow”.<br />

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

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

reserves (84%) the highest rated services.<br />

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

increases in satisfaction among users.<br />

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

5%), and public halls (down 4%).<br />

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

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

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

Council Chief Executive David Ward says the Council is looking closely at ways to address the<br />

issues raised in the survey.<br />

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

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

The survey was carried out by independent research company Research First, and surveyed 624<br />

people using telephone, cellphone and online surveys.<br />

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

Annual report shows Council in sound position<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

developers and increased development contributions. The sound economic position leaves the Council<br />

with a good capacity to deal with uncertain times in the future.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> in good place to respond<br />

to Covid impacts<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> has fared better than the rest of the country and is wellplaced<br />

to bounce back from the impacts of Covid-19.<br />

The district saw a smaller impact on its economy from Covid-19 this<br />

year than the rest of New Zealand, with <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s economy already<br />

returning to growth and adding over 640 jobs since lockdown,<br />

according to a report on the impacts of the pandemic by analytics<br />

company Infometrics.<br />

It is the second Infometrics report on the forecast impacts of<br />

Covid-19 for <strong>Selwyn</strong> and predicts the district will do significantly<br />

better than initially expected, thanks to a stronger than expected<br />

residential market and construction growth.<br />

However, the report warns the biggest impacts of Covid-19 are<br />

still to come as the international recession slows New Zealand’s<br />

economy, before returning to growth in 2022.<br />

Mayor Sam Broughton says it is good to see the resilience in the<br />

economy so far, but the report highlights the need to continue to<br />

support each other over the next 18 months.<br />

“We’ve seen a fantastic response by our community over this year.<br />

It’s good to see that we remain in a good place to handle the tough<br />

times ahead. Just as important as our economy though will be our<br />

community strength and how we support each other.”<br />

The report shows <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s economy contracted by 10.4% in the<br />

April-June quarter compared to 12.4% nationally. Over the next<br />

three months it bounced back, ending the September quarter 2.6%<br />

higher than last year, while nationally the economy shrank by 3.2%.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>’s economy is forecast to see a small slowdown later than<br />

the rest of New Zealand, shrinking by 0.9% for the year to 30 March<br />

2021 compared to 4.1% nationally and shrinking again by 0.7%<br />

over the next year, before returning to growth.<br />

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

Next steps for Proposed District<br />

Plan as consultation closes<br />

Consultation on the Proposed <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Plan has now closed.<br />

The Council received about 500 submissions on the plan, which<br />

was open for the public to have their say for 10 weeks.<br />

Council Planning Manager Ben Rhodes says the plan will now go<br />

through further submissions, hearings, decisions, and appeals<br />

stages.<br />

“That process normally takes around two years and we’re hoping<br />

to have decisions on the new plan by the end of 2022. The full<br />

completion of the final plan will depend on any appeals that follow<br />

Council’s decision.”<br />

The Council will now prepare a summary of the submissions, which<br />

will be made available to the public early in 2021. Followed by a<br />

further submission period which will allow people the opportunity to<br />

comment on matters raised in the submissions.<br />

All submissions will then be presented to a hearing panel made<br />

up of councillors and independent hearing commissioners. Public<br />

hearings will be held for those who wish to be heard, before a final<br />

recommendation is presented to the Council.<br />

The Council will give notice of its decision on the Proposed District<br />

Plan (and matters raised in submissions, including its reasons for<br />

accepting or rejecting submissions). Submitters have the right to<br />

appeal this decision to the Environment Court. The plan will then be<br />

adopted, except any areas that have been appealed and these will<br />

be added according to the outcome of the appeal.<br />

Development contributions are retained to fund new infrastructure and support future growth needs<br />

from developments. Vested assets reflect the transfer of infrastructure assets from developers to the<br />

Council. Neither of these are available to reduce rates.<br />

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

ON THE<br />

ROADS<br />

On the Roads<br />

Leeston Road has extensive road works and delays are expected until 18 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Leeston Road is closed at the intersection with Station Street for work on the Leeston<br />

stormwater bypass and traffic control is in place outside of Doyleston and Irwell Village.<br />

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

water upgrades and a new sewer main between Doyleston and Leeston.<br />

Repairs are taking place on Waimakariri Gorge Bridge. Traffic management is in place.<br />

Council Call<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council<br />

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)<br />

Rolleston Library<br />

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ph 347 2880<br />

Darfield Library & Service Centre<br />

1 South Terrace, Darfield<br />

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780<br />

CC<strong>16</strong>1220


Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 21<br />

Meetings<br />

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

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

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

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

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

*Livestreamed on the Council website and YouTube channel<br />

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY<br />

BOARD<br />

Extraordinary Council meeting<br />

Wed <strong>16</strong> <strong>December</strong> 8.30am<br />

Council Rolleston Offices*<br />

DISTRICT COMMITTEE<br />

MEETINGS<br />

Dunsandel Community<br />

Committee<br />

Mon 21 <strong>December</strong> 6pm<br />

Council services holiday hours<br />

Dunsandel Tavern<br />

Sheffield-Waddington<br />

Community Committee<br />

Thu 17 <strong>December</strong> 7.30pm<br />

Sheffield Community Hall<br />

Here is a summary of <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council services and opening hours during the holiday period.<br />

Council headquarters in Rolleston will be closed from 12 midday Thursday 24 <strong>December</strong>, reopening<br />

8.30am Tuesday 5 January.<br />

Rubbish and recycling collections scheduled on Friday 25 <strong>December</strong> will take place on Saturday 26<br />

<strong>December</strong>. Collections scheduled on Friday 1 January will take place on Saturday 2 January. All other<br />

collection days will proceed as normal.<br />

Pines Resource Recovery Park is closed both Friday 25 <strong>December</strong> and Friday 1 January. Standard<br />

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

West Melton Community and Recreation Centre is closed from Monday 21 <strong>December</strong>. Rolleston<br />

Community Centre, Lincoln Event Centre and Tai Tapu Community Centre are closed from midday<br />

on Thursday 24 <strong>December</strong>. All centres will reopen on Monday 11 January.<br />

All <strong>Selwyn</strong> Libraries and service centres will close at 12 midday on Thursday 24 <strong>December</strong> and will<br />

be closed on public holidays: Friday 25 <strong>December</strong>, Saturday 26 <strong>December</strong>, Monday 28 <strong>December</strong><br />

Friday 1 January, Saturday 2 January and Monday 4 January.<br />

All libraries and service centres will be open 10am–4pm on 29–31 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

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

<strong>December</strong> and Sunday 3 January.<br />

All libraries and service centres will resume normal hours from Tuesday 5 January.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Aquatic Centre will be closed on public holidays: Friday 25 <strong>December</strong>, Saturday 26 <strong>December</strong><br />

and Friday 1 January.<br />

The Aquatic Centre will be open 6am–6pm on Thursday 24 <strong>December</strong>, 8am–6pm Thursday 31<br />

<strong>December</strong>, 8am–8pm from 27–30 <strong>December</strong> and 2–4 January.<br />

Normal hours resume from Tuesday 5 January.<br />

Darfield and Southbridge pools will be closed Friday 25 <strong>December</strong>, Saturday 26 <strong>December</strong> and<br />

Friday 1 January.<br />

Sheffield Pool will be closed on Friday 25<br />

<strong>December</strong>, Saturday 26 <strong>December</strong>, Friday 1<br />

January and Saturday 2 January.<br />

All three community pools will be open normal<br />

hours (1–7pm) on all other days.<br />

Animal Control services are available, operating<br />

24 hours 7 days a week.<br />

The last full day of building inspections will be on<br />

Tuesday 22 <strong>December</strong>. Normal hours resume from<br />

Tuesday 5 January.<br />

The Council’s customer contact line will be<br />

operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and<br />

New Year break for urgent issues, phone 0800<br />

SELWYN (735 996).<br />

West Melton Community Park work underway<br />

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

face delays.<br />

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

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

completed in the new year due to delays caused by the weather and difficulty accessing construction<br />

material due to high demand.<br />

The first stage of the community park next to the<br />

West Melton Community will be the skate park,<br />

including a bowl, ramps, ledges and a pump<br />

track. A new playground, sheltered barbecue<br />

area and half-court basketball court will be built<br />

in the new year, along with landscaping to help<br />

create a space for the whole community to enjoy.<br />

The Council is also investigating an incident<br />

where someone broke into the construction area<br />

and skated on the wet concrete. This risked<br />

causing significant delays and extra costs to the<br />

project. The Council is looking at solutions to<br />

prevent further vandalism that could delay when<br />

people are able to enjoy the park.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Events<br />

WED<br />

<strong>16</strong> AND<br />

THU 17<br />

DECEMBER<br />

THURSDAY<br />

17<br />

DECEMBER<br />

SATURDAY<br />

19<br />

DECEMBER<br />

SATURDAY<br />

19<br />

DECEMBER<br />

SATURDAY<br />

19<br />

DECEMBER<br />

WEDNESDAY<br />

23<br />

DECEMBER<br />

Employment Zone Clinic<br />

Wednesday Lincoln Library,<br />

1–3pm, Thursday Leeston Library<br />

9.30–11.30am<br />

Are you looking for employment? An<br />

employer needing staff? Employment<br />

Zone clinics are a series of drop-in<br />

sessions, where people can access<br />

one-to-one support around job<br />

seeking, redundancy, staff retention<br />

and recruitment with Sarah Parker,<br />

Work broker from the Ministry of<br />

Social Development. Free. Bookings<br />

not required. See selwynlibraries.com/<br />

events for more times and locations.<br />

Christmas Storytime<br />

All <strong>Selwyn</strong> Libraries, 6–7pm<br />

Celebrate Christmas with our final<br />

storytime for the year. Listen to your<br />

favourite Christmas stories, sing<br />

songs and take part in our Santa hunt.<br />

Suitable for 3+ years. Free. Bookings<br />

not required.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Carols<br />

Rolleston Community Centre,<br />

5–8pm<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Carols is a family-friendly event<br />

where you can bring along your dinner<br />

or purchase something from the food<br />

and drink vendors onsite. There will<br />

also be craft stalls and performers<br />

entertaining with song and dance.<br />

Paper Snowflakes<br />

Lincoln Library, 1–3pm<br />

Drop by and create a white Christmas<br />

at the Lincoln Library! Did you know,<br />

snowflakes form even basic shapes:<br />

stars, needles, dendrites (having<br />

branches), plates, columns, columns<br />

capped with plates, and irregular<br />

(damaged). Will your snowflake end up<br />

with six points or six sides like a real<br />

snowflake? Free. Bookings not required.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Car Seat<br />

Champions clinic<br />

Council Offices, Rolleston, 9–11am<br />

Get your child restraint checked before<br />

the holidays, or ask for advice from a<br />

registered Child Restraint Technician.<br />

The Car Seat Champions will be<br />

available in the Council offices car park<br />

to help you. Donations of canned goods<br />

or Christmas treats for the Ellesmere<br />

Foodbank gratefully accepted.<br />

Message the team at facebook.com/<br />

selwyncarseats to book a slot.<br />

Christmas Pool Party<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Aquatic Centre 2–4pm<br />

Celebrate the start of school holidays<br />

and the festive season with big<br />

inflatables and a visit from Santa<br />

Claus! Normal pool entry applies.<br />

For information on listing a community event visit<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall<br />

Leeston Library & Service Centre<br />

19 Messines Street, Leeston<br />

Ph 347 2871<br />

Lincoln Library & Service Centre<br />

Gerald Street, Lincoln<br />

Ph 347 2876<br />

0800 SELWYN<br />

www.selwyn.govt.nz<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>DistrictCouncil


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SPORT 23<br />

Trainer Chmiel drives 700th winner<br />

• By Jonny Turner<br />

TERRY CHMIEL’S evolving<br />

harness racing career hit new<br />

heights when he drove his 700th<br />

winner in his own colours at<br />

Addington on Saturday night<br />

with Annie Richter.<br />

The Leeston horseman ticked<br />

off the milestone when getting<br />

the best out of his four-year-old<br />

in a thrilling three-horse finish to<br />

race 1.<br />

“It is good to get there, really<br />

good,” Chmiel said.<br />

Chmiel’s winning run in the<br />

sulky started almost 26 years ago<br />

when Seaview Girl won at Westport’s<br />

Christmas meeting in 1994.<br />

After that the reinsman went<br />

on to become a leading junior, a<br />

leading open reinsman and then<br />

a trainer who concentrated on his<br />

own team rather than travelling<br />

to take outside drives.<br />

“As a junior, I was pretty busy,”<br />

Chmiel said.<br />

“I used to get heaps of drives<br />

and travel a bit, but when you<br />

start training your own team you<br />

don’t go as much and you start<br />

just driving your own and a few<br />

others for good friends.”<br />

“It is hard to do both, getting all<br />

the travelling done and trying to<br />

do the team at home.”<br />

At the end of Chmiel’s time as<br />

a junior, he hit the sport’s biggest<br />

heights in headline-making<br />

Win keeps Leeston-Southbridge at top of leader board<br />

A DEPLETED Leeston-<br />

Southbridge still managed to<br />

preserve their status atop the<br />

Canterbury Country premier<br />

one-day leader board with a<br />

hard-fought win over Ellesmere<br />

rivals Lincoln.<br />

Archie Reekie (40 runs off 58<br />

balls), Chris Beatson (48 off 68)<br />

and Tim Field (45 off 63) enabled<br />

the combined XI to post a respectable<br />

209/7 from their 45 overs<br />

at Lincoln Domain on Saturday<br />

before they restricted Lincoln to<br />

192/8 in reply to lead the competition<br />

via a superior net run rate.<br />

Lincoln, who had celebrated<br />

only one win leading into the<br />

10th round, threatened an upset<br />

MILESTONE: Terry Chmiel brings Annie Richter back to the birdcage after clocking up his<br />

700th win on Saturday night at Addington Raceway.<br />

circumstances.<br />

The reinsman brought home<br />

his first group 1 win when Sunny<br />

Action upset superstar trotter<br />

Lyell Creek, who had to settle for<br />

third in the New Zealand Trotting<br />

Free-For-All.<br />

“It was good to beat Lyell Creek<br />

that day, she was never expected<br />

to win and it was a bit of a surprise.<br />

when Hugh Paterson (58 off 95)<br />

and Cameron Powell (49 off 82)<br />

combined to post an opening<br />

stand worth 112.<br />

But once the duo were both<br />

back in the pavilion with the<br />

score on 129 in the 33rd over the<br />

chase lost momentum.<br />

Beatson capped a fine allround<br />

performance with 3/37<br />

from seven overs as Lincoln fell<br />

17 runs short of victory.<br />

At Mandeville, Sefton snatched<br />

a nail-biting last ball win over<br />

Ohoka with seasoned campaigner<br />

Neil Granger sealing the<br />

win after being dropped during a<br />

frantic final over.<br />

Needing three to win off the<br />

“It was a good Cup Week that<br />

week. I won on Cup Day with one<br />

of Andrew Stuart’s – Felix Redmond<br />

– he paid about $70 and<br />

that just kicked the whole week<br />

off,’’ Chmiel said.<br />

Sunny Action’s win started the<br />

steady flow of group race victories<br />

Chmiel drove over the next two<br />

decades.<br />

Some of the highlights include<br />

final over, Ohoka managed three<br />

dot balls and then they effected a<br />

run out to put Granger on strike.<br />

He skied the penultimate ball<br />

to point but a simple catch was<br />

grassed and the batsmen scrambled<br />

two runs to tie the scores.<br />

Then, off the final ball of the<br />

contest, Granger calmly drove<br />

through the covers to secure a<br />

two-wicket triumph.<br />

A spectacular collapse condemned<br />

Oxford-Rangiora to a<br />

33-run victory over Darfield at<br />

Pearson Park after they lost six<br />

wickets for just 10 runs after appearing<br />

comfortable at 144/4 in<br />

pursuit of 188.<br />

Liam Foulkes (5/15) and David<br />

Hurricane Flyer winning the 2004<br />

Great Northern Trotting Derby<br />

and Susie Maguire winning the<br />

Peter Breckon Memorial Ladyship<br />

Stakes in 2007.<br />

“Hurricane Flyer was a good<br />

horse to me, I just liked driving<br />

him.<br />

“It was good to win the big race<br />

up north with Susie Maguire, too.<br />

And I have won some good races<br />

Beatty (3/22) engineered the rout<br />

at Darfield ended Oxford’s chase<br />

in the 42nd over.<br />

Southbrook, who had to default<br />

their last two matches, managed<br />

to field a team for their away fixture<br />

in Cheviot but the makeshift<br />

line-up was no match for the<br />

hosts, who prevailed by 48 runs.<br />

Cheviot’s 154/8 was based on<br />

a string of double digit contributions<br />

from the top order, though<br />

William Inch’s 30 was the pick of<br />

the bunch.<br />

Weedons had the bye.<br />

Short scoreboards:<br />

Leeston-Southbridge 209/7 (C<br />

Beatson 48, T Field 45, A Reekie 40;<br />

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

down south, as well. I have had a<br />

pretty good run, to be fair.<br />

“There have been some nice<br />

horses over the years.<br />

“I can’t complain, it has been<br />

a good game to be in. There are<br />

long hours, but you get rewards,’’<br />

he said<br />

Heading north to drive for<br />

other stables is not the focus for<br />

Chmiel these days.<br />

The commitments involved in<br />

preparing his own team make<br />

that his main focus.<br />

“I have been a big seller over<br />

the years. You have got to concentrate<br />

on getting them up and<br />

going instead of driving,’’ Chmiel<br />

said.<br />

Chmiel’s dedication to training<br />

has seen him prepare many of the<br />

big race winners he has driven.<br />

They include Southland<br />

Oaks winner Dibaba, Southern<br />

Supremacy Stakes winner<br />

Memphis Tennessee and<br />

Kaikoura Sales Series Aged Pace<br />

winner Franco Tai.<br />

Chmiel has also provided other<br />

reinsman highlights in the sulky<br />

through his training.<br />

Nek Time won the Southland<br />

Oaks and Harness 5000 event<br />

with Dexter Dunn driving.<br />

Dibaba won the Premier Mares<br />

Championship for Stephen<br />

McNally and the Sires Stakes<br />

Northern Mares Classic for Tim<br />

Williams.<br />

Lincoln 192/8 (H Paterson 58, C<br />

Powell 49, A Paterson 20; C Beatson<br />

3/37, W Macfarlane 2/42).<br />

Darfield 187/6 (R Hughes 61, J<br />

Frew 34no, A Collins 28; J Fleming<br />

4/47, M Power 2/24) beat Rangiora<br />

Oxford-Rangiora 154 (D Smith 43,<br />

L Waghorn 25; L Foulkes 5/15, D<br />

Beatty 3/22, I Earl 2/28).<br />

Cheviot 154/8 (W Inch 30, T<br />

Whelan 26, J Hyde 24; S Stewart<br />

2/18, D Boyle 2/28, G Gunn 2/30,<br />

J Green 2/31) beat Southbrook 106<br />

(W Anderson 30, S Stewart 20;<br />

S Burnett 2/7, C Burnett 2/19, T<br />

Fitzpatrick 2/24).<br />

Points:<br />

Leeston-Southbridge 56, Sefton<br />

56, Darfield 48, Weedons 48, Ohoka<br />

32, Cheviot 32, Oxford 28, Lincoln<br />

8, Southbrook 0.<br />

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HOME PROFESSIONALS<br />

Christmas is not only a time for<br />

festivities but also a time to catch<br />

up on all those holiday projects<br />

Increasing your home’s value<br />

A garage door is the biggest door in your home and<br />

needs to stand up to the elements for years to come.<br />

Custom Made Garage Doors designs and builds high<br />

quality garage doors in <strong>Selwyn</strong>/Christchurch and is New<br />

Zealand’s leading architectural garage door company.<br />

Their mission is to give you the best quality and design<br />

for your money while providing the look of tomorrow<br />

today. They stand by their workmanship and innovative<br />

door designs and invite you to find out what garage<br />

door works best for you and your home. Call Custom<br />

Made Garage Doors Ltd on 0800 661 366 to discuss<br />

your options or visit www.custommade.co.nz.<br />

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It’s a great time to get outside and<br />

whip that backyard into shape for<br />

summer barbeques and family<br />

celebrations. It’s also a good time<br />

to head indoors and get those UFPs<br />

(un-finished projects) sorted too.<br />

Check out our Home Professional<br />

businesses on the following pages;<br />

you might even get some gift ideas<br />

Gifts for any occasion<br />

Lincoln’s Any Excuse is the perfect store for all<br />

your Christmas gift buying. For her a beautiful<br />

range of jewellery, scarves, candles, books, Huski<br />

wine tumblers and bottles, ceramics, wallets<br />

and personal products. And for him there are<br />

wallets, socks, overnight bags, puzzles, barbecue<br />

accessories, fishing and golfing hardware and<br />

personal products. Located at 3/4 Eastfield Drive,<br />

Lincoln, Any Excuse is open seven days a week<br />

from 9am until 5pm on Mondays to Fridays and<br />

10am until 3pm during the weekend. Phone<br />

03 321 7557 or 021 022 06287 or visit<br />

www.anyexcuse.co.nz.<br />

Local company provides wealth of<br />

knowledge<br />

Building a new home is a major commitment so it<br />

helps to know that Generation Homes Christchurch has<br />

a wealth of expertise, quality workmanship and reliability<br />

with a proven record in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> district. Over the past<br />

few years the company built more than 120 new homes<br />

in Rolleston, Lincoln and other areas. Generation Homes<br />

Christchurch currently has two show homes in Halswell<br />

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

to find out more about opening hours and current home<br />

and land packages. All homes are built for a fully fixed<br />

price and guaranteed build time. And stay tuned for a<br />

new show home opening in Rosemerryn, Lincoln in 2021.<br />

GARAGE DOORS<br />

The Genuine<br />

Custom Made Garage<br />

Door Professionals<br />

The very popular<br />

oak arm chair rest is<br />

now back in store.<br />

Available in black.<br />

0800 661 366<br />

info@custommade.co.nz<br />

Auckland • Christchurch • Wanaka<br />

www.custommade.co.nz<br />

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

viSit our HALSWeLL SHoW HoMeS<br />

HALSWeLL coMMoNS<br />

19 Holmes Hanover Lane (off Halswell Rd)<br />

OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday 12-4pm<br />

Merry<br />

Christmas<br />

and safe holidays from the<br />

team at Generation Homes<br />

Christchurch.<br />

copper ridge<br />

1 Albert Wills Ave (off Halswell Junction Rd)<br />

OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday 12-4pm<br />

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021 228 8377<br />

www.generation.co.nz/christchurch<br />

MAKiNg BuiLdiNg easy<br />

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HOME PROFESSIONALS<br />

Extending the life of your<br />

spouting<br />

Birds nesting in your home’s spouting is not only be<br />

a noise issue but the eggs and young chicks can also<br />

attract vermin which can then get inside roof cavities<br />

and chew through wiring creating a fire hazard within<br />

your home. Gumleaf Gutter Guard is an effective way<br />

of preventing birds from making nests in the spouting<br />

and soiling walls and windows with their droppings.<br />

The guards can also protect tank water from being<br />

contaminated, ensuring the safety and quality of<br />

the water supply and keeps out leaves/debris which<br />

prevents spouting over flows and extends the life<br />

of the spouting. To discuss your requirements with<br />

Gumleaf Gutter Guard, phone Rohan on<br />

0800 486 532, or email rohan@gumleaf.co.nz.<br />

Electrical expertise on your<br />

doorstep<br />

The increasing rate of residential development has<br />

seen many new residents calling on the services of<br />

the experts at local company Laser Electrical with<br />

their reputation for being dependable and their<br />

focus on quality work, great customer service and<br />

accessibility. The placement of lighting, electric<br />

sockets and heating and cooling appliances is a key<br />

aspect of any new home design and that’s where Laser<br />

Electrical’s knowledge and expertise comes to the<br />

fore. The business is located at 831 Jones Road, phone<br />

0800 527 3748. Opening hours are Monday to Friday<br />

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

Email Rolleston@laserelectrical.co.nz or visit www.<br />

laserelectrical.co.nz.<br />

All you need for your outdoors<br />

Looking towards the warmer weather and<br />

entertaining under the stars, the team at The Outdoor<br />

Space can build patios, fire pits, pizza ovens, decks,<br />

pergolas, water features, garden sheds or built in<br />

seating. A local company, Aaron and the team at<br />

The Outdoor Space have expertise in drawing up<br />

a personalised landscape design for clients or they<br />

can provide a free quote to those home owners<br />

who already have an existing design in mind. Get<br />

in touch with Aaron at The Outdoor Space on 021<br />

542 402 or 03 347 4422 or Aaron@theoutdoorspace.<br />

co.nz. For more ideas visit their website at www.<br />

theoutdoorspace.co.nz. The team wishes everyone a<br />

merry Christmas.<br />

STOP BIRDS<br />

hail, leaves, snow & vermin from<br />

blocking & damaging your spouting<br />

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre<br />

will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load.<br />

10 year warranty, range of colours.<br />

Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.<br />

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING WATER<br />

FROM YOUR ROOF.<br />

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICO MESH<br />

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a<br />

no-obligation assessment & quote<br />

03 982 8850 0800 486532 www.gumleaf.co.nz<br />

For the Outdoor Space<br />

of your Dreams...<br />

Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting,<br />

Fences, Pergolas, Water-features,<br />

Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds,<br />

Decks, Artificial grass & more...<br />

Merry Christmas<br />

& a Happy New Year<br />

from The Outdoor Space<br />

Call Aaron & the team today!<br />

Phone: 03 347 4422 or 021 542 402<br />

Email: Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz<br />

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz


Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 27<br />

HOME PROFESSIONALS<br />

Looking after all<br />

your needs<br />

Pumps & Filters is the go to<br />

place for irrigation, pump and filter<br />

solutions for all your domestic or<br />

business needs whether it is increasing<br />

water pressure or saving energy.<br />

Instore there is a wide range of<br />

irrigation products include nozzles,<br />

sprinklers and pop-ups, solenoids<br />

and controllers. For caravan and<br />

campervan owners Pumps & Filters<br />

has 12 and 24v campervan pumps in<br />

stock. Pumps & Filters is open from<br />

8am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday<br />

at 551 Halswell Junction Road, with<br />

plenty of parking outside. Phone<br />

03 423 1925 or 0800 478 633, email<br />

chch@pumps-filters.co.nz or visit their<br />

website at www.pumps-filters.co.nz.<br />

Enhance your<br />

outdoor area<br />

Specialising in custom-made shade<br />

options, local company Shadecraft can<br />

meet all your needs. Their products<br />

are high quality and includes the<br />

Eclipse canopy which offers protection<br />

from all weather conditions, but still<br />

lets in the natural light. It can also be<br />

fitted with drop blinds to fully enclose<br />

the area. Shade sails are another<br />

popular choice providing protection<br />

from the sun while also visually<br />

enhancing the area. So if you are<br />

considering enhancing your outdoor<br />

area give owner Mark a call on 0800<br />

742 332, Cell phone 027 498 1239 or<br />

visit their website at www.shadecraft.<br />

co.nz.<br />

Beautiful lawns<br />

make a difference<br />

A beautiful new lawn can really set off<br />

your home and makes a huge difference<br />

to how it looks. Canterbury Lawns are<br />

specialists in great looking lawns whether<br />

they are instant roll-out lawns or<br />

hydroseeding. Their roll-out lawns<br />

use top quality products and are<br />

locally sourced. Hydroseeding is a<br />

spray-on application of water, grass<br />

seed, wood fibre mulch, fertiliser<br />

and tackifier (a glue which holds the<br />

mix to the surface it is sprayed on)<br />

creating a green and luscious lawn.<br />

For more information phone the<br />

team at Canterbury Lawns on 027<br />

456 7777 or 03 347 4000. You can also<br />

visit www.canterburylawns.co.nz.<br />

The perfect gate<br />

for every home<br />

When it comes to custom-made<br />

gates and fencing, Town & Country<br />

Gates has the experience to help<br />

you choose the perfect gate or<br />

fencing solution for your home.<br />

A Canterbury-based and familyoperated<br />

business, the team prides<br />

themselves with their workmanship,<br />

producing high quality customised<br />

gates and fencing to ensure you<br />

get a product built to last. Town &<br />

Country Gates offers a range of gate<br />

styles including louvered, slat, T &<br />

G, ACM or standard open railed<br />

designs for sliding or swing driveway<br />

and pedestrian gates. They also offer<br />

a free measure and quote and a full<br />

installation service. Check out their<br />

products at www.townandcountry.<br />

co.nz. Order your new gates now for<br />

installation in February.<br />

Canterbury Ltd<br />

Merry Christmas from the<br />

Pumps & Filters Canterbury Team<br />

CLOSED from the 23 rd Dec<br />

RE-OPENING 11 th Jan 2021<br />

For emergencies, our staff is available on call.<br />

NEW LOCATION<br />

551 Halswell Junction Road<br />

0800 GRUNDFOS / 0800 478 633<br />

For sales and service or<br />

after hours service call<br />

Jason 021 649 944<br />

or Mike 021 560 044<br />

www.pumps-filters.co.nz<br />

HydRoSEEdINg, INStaNt<br />

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• Locally owned &<br />

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• Residential &<br />

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• Hydroseeding<br />

• Instant roll out lawn<br />

• Full lawn preparations<br />

• Site clearing<br />

• Erosion and dust<br />

control<br />

• Irrigation<br />

• Posthole boring<br />

• Landscaping<br />

• No job too small<br />

Call us today to discuss all your lawn<br />

and landscaping requirements<br />

Phone 347 4000 or 027 456 7777<br />

Email zac@canterburylawns.co.nz<br />

www.canterburylawns.co.nz<br />

PATIos - ouTDoor AreAs - CAr PorTs<br />

Shadecraft is a locally owned company who specialise in shade and weather<br />

protection products to enhance your homes design and use of outdoor areas.<br />

Louvres – sHADe sAILs – uMBreLLAs – ALL WeATHer CANoPIes<br />

ShadeCraft (SI) Ltd<br />

0800 742332 • Cell 0274 981239 • www.shadecraft.co.nz<br />

See us now to<br />

order your gates<br />

for summer<br />

• Driveway gates • Pedestrian gates<br />

• Sliding gates • Swing gates<br />

• Louvered gates • T & G gates<br />

• Aluminium frames with timber infill<br />

• Fencing aluminium or timber<br />

• Full gate automation systems<br />

• Keypads • Video intercom<br />

Ph: 0508 4 gates (0508 442 837) 03 325 4397<br />

E: info@townandcountrygates.co.nz<br />

Town and Country Gates<br />

www.townandcountrygates.nz


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HOME PROFESSIONALS<br />

Irrigation vital in hot<br />

dry weather<br />

Now the hot days of summer are on<br />

their way, Canterbury home owners<br />

will be wanting to make full use of<br />

their outdoor areas to entertain family<br />

and friends, so having lawns and<br />

gardens in tip-top condition will be<br />

a priority. Freeman Irrigation has a<br />

range of irrigation services, not just<br />

for residential homes but also lifestyle<br />

blocks, parks, horticultural properties,<br />

sub-divisions and commercial<br />

properties. For more information about<br />

Freeman Irrigation’s maintenance service<br />

or installation of new systems and<br />

products email phil@freemanirrigation.<br />

co.nz or call 0800 223 392.<br />

All your garden needs<br />

locally<br />

Located at the 1002 Robinsons Road<br />

between Templeton and Rolleston, look<br />

no further than Southern Woods for<br />

your gardening needs. The purpose-built<br />

retail store has been specifically designed<br />

with the customer in mind making it<br />

easy to find hedging, natives, deciduous<br />

trees, bushes, grasses, spots of colour or<br />

ground cover. Southern Woods’ team of<br />

40 dedicated staff is also on hand to help,<br />

happy to provide free advice based on<br />

their many years in the business. Visit<br />

Southern Woods garden centre for some<br />

garden inspiration, call them on 0800<br />

800 352 or visit their website at www.<br />

southernwoods.co.nz.<br />

Expertise to design<br />

your garden<br />

With warmer temperatures on<br />

the horizon it is a good time to<br />

start planning your new garden<br />

or revamping your existing one.<br />

Landscape designer Sharon Crofts lives<br />

locally and says a good way to start is<br />

with a consultation to discuss ideas.<br />

She will then design a concept and<br />

planting schedule to create a garden<br />

that is unique to you and your lifestyle.<br />

Homeowners can implement the plan<br />

themselves or give Sharon at Sharon<br />

Crofts Landscape Design a call on 03<br />

329 6229, mobile 027 431 1558 or email<br />

s-crofts@xtra.co.nz to start your new<br />

garden redesign.<br />

Chris Smith, Plant<br />

Centre Manager,<br />

Southern Woods<br />

Sharon CroftS<br />

LandSCape d e S ign<br />

• Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans<br />

Got a summer<br />

planting project?<br />

See Southern Woods for all<br />

your tree & shrub needs.<br />

P. 329 6229<br />

M. 0274 311 558<br />

s-crofts@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.sharoncrofts.co.nz<br />

Established in 1987, Southern Woods has<br />

been growing millions of quality plants<br />

for over a generation.<br />

Talk to our knowledgeable team about<br />

plant supply for your next project.<br />

- New Zealand Natives - Specimen Trees<br />

- Landscaping Plants - Ornamentals<br />

Visit our great plant centre - Open 7 days<br />

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


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HOME PROFESSIONALS<br />

Enjoy the spirit of<br />

Christmas on a budget<br />

Christmas does not have to<br />

be an expensive time of year,<br />

for those whose budgets are<br />

tight this year.<br />

Creating your own wrapping paper and<br />

decorations not only adds an individual<br />

look for the festive season but can also be<br />

a great way to spend family time – and<br />

save money.<br />

Old Christmas cards can be<br />

transformed into great decorations. The<br />

more vintage the better: simply cut out<br />

Christmassy shapes like trees and stars<br />

from the covers, put a hole in the top<br />

and string them up around the house.<br />

If you have any cards left over create<br />

personalised gift tags with a difference.<br />

Pine cones can be placed in a vase<br />

on the table or in your wood burner<br />

or strung up as festive bunting. They<br />

look great when spray-painted gold or<br />

silver and placed randomly around the<br />

house.<br />

Christmas decorations can also be<br />

made using a dough consisting of flour,<br />

salt, and water moulded into any shape<br />

you want such as stars, Christmas trees<br />

or Santas. Bake until hard and decorate<br />

with glitter and paint.<br />

Adorn areas like mantelpieces<br />

and bannisters with real leaves, pine<br />

cones, knitted or crochet garlands,<br />

paper chains, fabric bunting or edible<br />

treats.<br />

Instead of buying a live Christmas<br />

tree each year, think about having a<br />

living potted Christmas tree that you<br />

can plant outside once the festive<br />

season ends. Or make your own<br />

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Wrapping paper can be<br />

personalised by buying simple brown<br />

paper or sacking and adding stamps<br />

using potatoes and some paint. Children<br />

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Making Christmas gifts is another<br />

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your present. There are hundreds of<br />

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Finally purchasing presents for the<br />

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30 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

SELWYN RURAL LIFE<br />

Defer Prebbleton<br />

plan for rate’s sake<br />

North Canterbury Federated Farmers (NCFF)<br />

supports a freeze on the Prebbleton Community<br />

Centre project and backs a review of plans for<br />

Leeston.<br />

The provincial arm made the recommendation as a<br />

submission on rates to <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council’s draft<br />

annual plan for <strong>2020</strong>/1.<br />

SDC presented three options to reduce the level<br />

of rates increase 1. Proceed with proposed 3.5%<br />

average rates increase; 2. Reduce the rates increase<br />

by identifying savings, 3. No rates increase from the<br />

2019/20 rates.<br />

NCFF’s submission said: “We are aware that many<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> businesses could not operate during Level 4,<br />

and it is likely there will be a considerable reduction<br />

in productivity in the district for some time. This<br />

could have a direct impact on the district ratepayers’<br />

ability to meet any increase in rates. Nonetheless,<br />

we believe the Council has options open to them to<br />

ensure it balances meeting growth demands with<br />

its responsibility to sustain the long-term social,<br />

economic and cultural wellbeing of its residents well.”<br />

NCFF accepted SDC may not be able to completely<br />

stall a rate increase ‘but we think a 3.5 per cent, on<br />

average (emphasis added), is untenable. We suggest,<br />

instead, the increase is lowered across the different<br />

rate classes. We believe the council is in a strong<br />

position to do so. For example, we note rates in<br />

the rural areas are at the higher end of the increase<br />

range, between 5.4 per cent and 7.3 per cent. This<br />

should be lowered to 2 per cent at the most.”<br />

NCFF said its rates position was based on several<br />

factors, including <strong>Selwyn</strong> being the fastest-growing<br />

district in New Zealand in the last 10 years. The<br />

growth was likely to continue and, with it, the<br />

ratepayer base that SDC could draw rates from.<br />

Further, in September 2019, SDC received the<br />

highest credit rating of any council in New Zealand:<br />

an AA+ by ratings agency Fitch Ratings. This rating<br />

was based on the council’s prudent financial forecasts<br />

and the diversity of the district’s economy.<br />

Overall, the SDC debt was very conservative, and<br />

with the current interest rates at an all-time low, it<br />

could borrow more for key capital projects. Also, in<br />

the 2018 Annual report, SDC stated it under-spent by<br />

$2m on its operational budget ($106 million actual<br />

compared to the forecasted $108 million.<br />

SDC also reported it received $20 million more<br />

revenue than it expected to in the 2018 financial year.<br />

“Crucially, SDC borrowed $45 million less than what<br />

it intended to, and it has an operating cash flow of<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 31<br />

‘Consent to Farm’<br />

regime takes hold<br />

About 900 farmers in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Waihora<br />

land and water catchment now need a land<br />

use consent to farm, including a Farm<br />

Environment Plan.<br />

On farms with nitrogen losses over 15kg<br />

per hectare per year, reductions of between<br />

5% (horticulture) and 30% (dairy) are<br />

required from 2022.<br />

After gaining a land use consent, the farm<br />

will be regularly independently audited<br />

to ensure good management practices are<br />

being followed, and nitrogen limits and<br />

reductions are being met.<br />

Stock access rules are tighter in <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

than elsewhere, including drains as well<br />

as other waterways, wetlands and lakes.<br />

Within the cultural area, further restrictions<br />

apply for wetlands and beds of lakes, rivers<br />

and drains.<br />

A Cultural Landscape Values<br />

Management Area takes account of the<br />

mahinga kai, wāhi tapu and wāhi taonga<br />

(sacred or treasured) sites, and places<br />

additional requirements on farmers to<br />

address these values.<br />

One of the most precious areas is Te<br />

Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, which has<br />

vulnerable to nutrient loads from the<br />

catchment.<br />

Not all nitrogen losses from farming,<br />

community and industrial activities end<br />

up in the lake, but regardless of source,<br />

it’s widely accepted that restoring the<br />

macrophyte beds in the lake and addressing<br />

the legacy phosphorus in the lake bed<br />

silts will be challenging. Current work to<br />

rehabilitate the lake includes macrophyte<br />

(aquatic plant) trials behind artificial wave<br />

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the lake’s phosphorus.<br />

Alongside this work, the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Waihora<br />

Zone Committee, a regional-council<br />

linked body responsible for environmental<br />

planning, has allocated $100,000 per year<br />

of Immediate Steps biodiversity funding to<br />

biodiversity projects. More than $600,000<br />

has already been allocated to a wide range<br />

of projects.<br />

Projects include a Hororata biodiversity<br />

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Region-wide, there’s also Te Ara Kākāriki,<br />

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GARDENING<br />

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Santa hunt. Suitable for 3+ years. Free. Bookings not required. ​<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> SeniorNet<br />

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10am-noon, Leeston on<br />

Thursday, 10am-noon and<br />

Rolleston on Fiday 10amnoon<br />

SeniorNet brings older<br />

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phone Tui Heighway 027<br />

765 5194 and for Leeston<br />

phone Terry Pierson 324<br />

2300.<br />

Lincoln Event Centre,<br />

Leeston Library and<br />

Rolleston Men’s Shed<br />

Rhymetimes<br />

Rolleston on Wednesday,<br />

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Tuesday and Friday, 9.30-<br />

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which is designed to<br />

assist with early language<br />

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children aged one to three.<br />

Free, weekly sessions,<br />

term-time only.<br />

Rolleston and Lincoln<br />

libraries<br />

Sensory Babytimes<br />

Wednesday, 9.30-10am<br />

Share interactive songs,<br />

stories, sensory boards and<br />

bubbles. These sessions<br />

are designed to help<br />

cultivate early language<br />

and literacy and support<br />

the development of motor<br />

skills for those up to oneyear-old.<br />

Lincoln Library<br />

Chess Club<br />

Wednesday and Monday,<br />

3.30pm-4.30pm and<br />

Saturday, 1.30pm-3pm<br />

Chess is one of the oldest<br />

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Go along and find out<br />

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Lincoln Library on<br />

Wednesday and Leeston<br />

Library on Monday<br />

Craft and Chat Group<br />

Thursday, 10am-12pm<br />

Go along with your<br />

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get to know fellow<br />

craft enthusiasts. An<br />

opportunity to share tips,<br />

tricks and skills.<br />

Lincoln Library<br />

Rekindle Circular<br />

Baskets<br />

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Now until <strong>December</strong><br />

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Market@254:Saturday,<br />

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Lincoln Farmers and<br />

Craft Market:Saturday,<br />

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Running groups<br />

Rolleston Road<br />

Runners: Thursday<br />

registration from 6.15pm<br />

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3km, 6km and 9km<br />

options in Foster Park,<br />

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Lincoln Road Runners:<br />

Tuesday registration from<br />

5.40pm for a 6pm start.<br />

3km or 6km options.<br />

Starts outside Coffee<br />

Culture on Gerald St.<br />

Malvern Road Runners:<br />

Tuesday registration from<br />

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1.8km, 3km and 6km<br />

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Runners: Wednesday<br />

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starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km<br />

walk or run. Starts from<br />

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GARDENING 33<br />

If you want summer colour – plant now<br />

• By Henri Ham<br />

DECEMBER MARKS the start of<br />

summer.<br />

This is also the perfect time<br />

to plant some fun and (often)<br />

colourful summer veges.<br />

General garden tidy up<br />

• Trim your hedges, small trees<br />

and shrubs<br />

• Deadhead your flowers<br />

• Mulch around your plants<br />

• Trim lawn edges<br />

Flower garden<br />

Fill up your garden with some<br />

bright blooms this summer. Plant<br />

varieties like foxgloves, lavender,<br />

impatiens and poppies.<br />

If you’re after something a bit<br />

different, why not try growing<br />

some lupins or some salvia, they’ll<br />

add a bit of colour and height to<br />

your garden.<br />

If you’re wanting to create a bee<br />

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blue, yellow and purple flowers<br />

to your garden – flowers such<br />

as asters, zinnias and daisies are<br />

great for them.<br />

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which is caused by a calcium<br />

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watering. The best way to<br />

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the infected leaves off and burn it<br />

– do not throw it in your compost<br />

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And take care of those weeds –<br />

Get basil in<br />

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For<br />

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plant<br />

zinnias.<br />

with the humid weather they’ll be<br />

growing like crazy. Harvest your<br />

herbs early to prevent them from<br />

going to seed.<br />

Give your passion fruit another<br />

boost of fertiliser as they will be<br />

in full swing at the moment.<br />

It’s basil season. Nurseries will<br />

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It’s also time to harvest your<br />

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harvesting should occur on<br />

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34 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Environmentally-friendly Forester<br />

A SOUTHERLY gale was<br />

buffeting the media evaluation<br />

car and the roads were drenched<br />

with rain, not ideal conditions to<br />

be out driving.<br />

However, I was relaxed because<br />

I was driving a Subaru Forester<br />

sport utility vehicle, its permanently<br />

engaged four-wheel-drive<br />

offering security through grip<br />

and composure. It wasn’t just any<br />

Forester either, it was a hybrid,<br />

one of two petrol/electric models<br />

that Subaru has introduced this<br />

year, the other being the XV.<br />

If you are thinking that being a<br />

hybrid jeopardises the concept of<br />

Forester (or XV) you had better<br />

think again, both hybrid variants<br />

are still capable cross-country<br />

vehicles when grip is low and slippery<br />

conditions demand surety.<br />

I’ve always liked the Forester,<br />

it’s a mid-size SUV that makes<br />

you feel part of the car, it always<br />

feels tightly connected to the<br />

road, and when conditions are<br />

bad you, as a driver, can relax<br />

knowing that the mechanicals are<br />

working for you.<br />

The Forester has always been<br />

based on the Impreza floorpan,<br />

so that gives you some indication<br />

of its size; it’s not big, but it does<br />

have all the SUV characteristics<br />

you want when buying into that<br />

part of the market.<br />

The hybrid system is fairly<br />

traditional, think Toyota Prius<br />

and the other hybrids from<br />

that stable, the Forester’s unit is<br />

similar in its function; it is a lot<br />

more than a mild system, it is<br />

fully developed and contributes<br />

markedly to economy and performance.<br />

Subaru rate the Forester hybrid<br />

with a 6.7l/100km combined<br />

cycle fuel usage rating. That compares<br />

to the Forester in standard<br />

form of 7.4l/100km which, over<br />

time, will represent financial<br />

savings.<br />

During my evaluation time,<br />

and considering conditions<br />

were at their worst, l recorded<br />

an 8l/100km average with a<br />

5l/100km instantaneous figure<br />

appearing on readouts when I<br />

was travelling at 100km/h, the<br />

engine firing at 2000rpm.<br />

Of course, as with all traditional<br />

hybrids the electric motor<br />

would want to work the entire<br />

time. It can’t realistically, so the<br />

engine cuts in to generate power<br />

to the batteries and provide drive<br />

through a continuously variable<br />

automatic transmission to each<br />

corner of the vehicle.<br />

All in all it’s a complicated system<br />

made simple through clever<br />

engineering practise. Drive is<br />

smooth and seamless through all<br />

of the processes, and unless you<br />

were told the Forester had hybrid<br />

technology I’d defy anyone really<br />

knowing, bar the comprehensive<br />

FUNCTIONAL: The hybrid Forester loses none of its<br />

practicality.<br />

SUBARU FORESTER HYBRID: Two models from $47,490.<br />

display graphics that inform the<br />

driver of what is happening mechanically<br />

and electronically.<br />

Providing drive in the first instance<br />

is a horizontally-opposed<br />

engine with twin-overhead<br />

camshafts on each bank. Subaru<br />

simply calls the engine a boxer<br />

type, or else as I grew up, that<br />

configuration was known as a<br />

flat-four made popular in those<br />

days by Jowett, Volkswagen and<br />

Porsche. Interestingly, the hybrid<br />

model has just 2-litre capacity, as<br />

opposed to a 2.5-litre unit in the<br />

petrol-only models.<br />

Subaru rates the boxer hybrid<br />

with 110kW and 196Nm.<br />

Of course, you get extra power<br />

through the electric system that<br />

adds a chunky 12.3kW and<br />

66Nm.<br />

Together the Forester hybrid<br />

feels sprightly, and without power<br />

loss through the transmission<br />

there is good acceleration and<br />

healthy overtaking power available<br />

at highway speed. The hybrid<br />

Forester can reach 100km/h from<br />

a standstill in 10sec and cut out<br />

a 120km/h from 80km/h time of<br />

5.8sec.<br />

These figures are adequate for<br />

the Forester’s role, and given<br />

that there isn’t huge weight in<br />

the lithium-ion battery pack the<br />

Forester still feels agile.<br />

Because the weight sits mostly<br />

low, especially up front where the<br />

boxer design sits low under the<br />

• Price – Subaru Forester<br />

Premium hybrid, $54,990<br />

• Dimensions – Length,<br />

4625mm; width, 1815mm;<br />

height, 1730mm<br />

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,<br />

four-wheel-drive,<br />

1995cc, 123kW, 262Nm,<br />

continuously variable<br />

automatic.<br />

• Performance –<br />

0-100km/h, 10sec<br />

• Fuel usage – 6.7l/100km<br />

bonnet, there is little gravitational<br />

shift when corners are presented.<br />

Add in considerable feel from the<br />

225/55 x 18in Bridgestone Dueler<br />

rubber and you get an involving<br />

handling experience, and one<br />

which is dynamic and informative.<br />

I took the evaluation car on<br />

my normal high country route, it<br />

is quiet on the highway, and even<br />

though the roads were wet for<br />

most of the drive I felt comfortable<br />

with the feel from behind the<br />

wheel.<br />

Inside, the Forester hybrid gets<br />

all of the technical ingredients<br />

and features for comfort that<br />

has made the petrol-only model<br />

a big seller through the years.<br />

Safety also has a high presence,<br />

and the camera-based EyeSight<br />

driver-assist technology is also<br />

included, easily contributing to<br />

a five-star Australasian New Car<br />

Assessment Program rating.<br />

The Star Media accountant has<br />

long been a Forester user. Not so<br />

much in recent years when a replacement<br />

brand was chosen, but<br />

I would like to think that car will<br />

soon go up for sale. I’m trying to<br />

convince the keen skier that the<br />

Forester is still the car for him,<br />

and I’ve asked him the question,<br />

would the return in petrol savings<br />

over time justify the extra cost of<br />

the hybrid?<br />

Subaru list the petrol only<br />

Forester Premium at $49,990, the<br />

hybrid in that specification adds<br />

$5000, although if you don’t want<br />

all the bells and whistles a Sport<br />

model lists at just $47,490, and<br />

that would be the car for me.<br />

Also, the extra reward you get<br />

as a driver certainly justifies the<br />

extra cost, and for those who feel<br />

that hybrids are part of the ecofriendly<br />

solution going forward,<br />

choices such as those Subaru are<br />

offering can only be a step in the<br />

right direction.<br />

When the Forester and XV<br />

hybrids were launched, supply<br />

was a problem, and in some ways<br />

that’s a good thing – today’s new<br />

vehicle buyers are well aware of<br />

the benefits of hybrid technology.<br />

Both models are now steady<br />

on stream, and I guess Subaru<br />

is looking at further developing<br />

its hybrid system, watch for it<br />

in other models in the near<br />

future.


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Wanted To Buy<br />

PRE 1990’S VEHICLES.<br />

Wanted to buy, suitable<br />

for resurrection &<br />

restoration,not wrecking.<br />

Anything considered, dead<br />

reg OK. Ph 021 2276878<br />

National Policy Statement Urban Development <strong>2020</strong> – Removal of Minimum Car<br />

Parking Numbers<br />

At its meeting on Wednesday 9 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2020</strong>, the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council resolved<br />

to remove minimum parking requirements provisions from the Operative <strong>Selwyn</strong> District<br />

Plan without using Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, pursuant to the<br />

National Policy Statement for Urban Development (NPS-UD) <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

This decision has legal effect from the date of this notice and the Operative District Plan<br />

is deemed amended in accordance with this decision.<br />

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

during working hours, at the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, or electronically at any<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Library or Service Centre.<br />

For further information, please contact Jon Trewin, Strategy and Policy Planner on 0800<br />

SELWYN (735 996) or at PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643.<br />

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

Act 1991.<br />

selwyn.govt.nz<br />

Public Notices<br />

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Wanted to buy, suitable<br />

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Anything considered, dead<br />

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Sunday<br />

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to secure your earlybird entry for just $20!


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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 41<br />

Bigger Better Bush Inn!<br />

The Provedore<br />

Grocery Market<br />

now oPen!<br />

plus Briscoes, unbelievable<br />

food and hospitality outlets<br />

and over 65 great stores!


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Our long awaited speciality grocery development is now open!<br />

Everything you need for your weekly grocery shop and<br />

more. Despite Covid delays we have many stores open<br />

with others coming on stream shortly .<br />

Our boutique V- Mart Supermarket now open as is<br />

Salmon Heaven, The Source bulk foods, Tank Juice.<br />

Corey Winder Master Butcher and European Deli has<br />

opened just this week, House of Spices Indian Bazaar<br />

and Bush Inn Fine Wines and Spirits follow in <strong>December</strong>.<br />

2021 will be the year you make The Provedore at Bush<br />

Inn your choice for grocery shopping!<br />

Unbelievable Food Line up!<br />

When you’ve done your shopping whether you<br />

want fast food, breakfast or dinner we reckon<br />

we have the best line up of food outlets in the<br />

city!<br />

From Burger Fuel and Lone Star to Smokeshack<br />

BBQ, Tuk Tuk Thai, Kebab Inn we have over 30<br />

eateries – you wont go hungry at Bush Inn !<br />

Over 60 speciality stores<br />

Despite a difficult year for retail everywhere our line up of speciality<br />

stores remains strong. From services such as BNZ, NZ Post, Phonefix<br />

and Copyprint , to boutique fashion, Fascino Shoes, Leather Direct ,<br />

All About a Girl and of course the wonderful Caroline Eve. Petersens<br />

Jewellers, Frontrunner, health and beauty stores and gifts galore –<br />

come on in and support local.


TM Dfo<br />

vo GFO DFo<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2020</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 43<br />

Some offers to make your visit even more worthwhile<br />

Lone Star<br />

Get together for a Lone Star<br />

Christmas at our place!<br />

Starting at $39.90pp. We’ll serve-up<br />

a mouth-watering two new set menus<br />

including starter, mains and dessert.*<br />

*NO vouchers are redeemable when on this menu<br />

*Minimum of 12 guests<br />

Christmas Set Menu<br />

$39.9 per head<br />

STARTER<br />

Holy Moly Guacamole<br />

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

Mains (choice of one)<br />

Stir crazy SIRLOIN<br />

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

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

RUNNING BEAR SALMON<br />

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

Your waiter can te l you a l about it.<br />

DIXIE CHICKEN TM<br />

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

corn and carrot. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw .a fair dinkum legend.<br />

Redneck Ribs<br />

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

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

CAMPFIRE BURRITO vo<br />

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

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

premium Beef. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw.<br />

Desserts (your choice)<br />

LONGHORN CHEESECAKE TM<br />

Our legendary Kahlua and Moro Bar cheesecake. Served with chocolate sauce and Chanti ly cream.<br />

KIWI PAVLOVA GFO<br />

STARTERs<br />

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

GFO — Gluten Free Option DFO — Dairy Free Option VO — Vegetarian Option Minimum of 12 people dining.<br />

LONE STAR ARTISAN Garlic LOAF Dfo<br />

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

Oven baked with a lashing of Lone Star garlic butter.<br />

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

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

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

Redneck Ribs<br />

TM Dfo<br />

Holy Moly Guacamole<br />

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Mains (choice of one)<br />

Stir crazy SIRLOIN<br />

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

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

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

Your waiter can te l you a l about it.<br />

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

corn and carrot. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw .a fair dinkum legend.<br />

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

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

in New Zealand!<br />

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

and a mint jus .cause after a l he’s just a lamb.<br />

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

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

premium Beef. Served with buffalo chips and Lone Star coleslaw.<br />

Garnish with Lone Star famous vinaigrette.<br />

Tossed in herb salt. Served in a basket with a side of sriracha aioli.<br />

RUNNING BEAR SALMON<br />

DIXIE CHICKEN TM<br />

LASSOO OF HOG<br />

TM DFo<br />

STAND BY YOUR LAMB<br />

CAMPFIRE BURRITO vo<br />

Sides (For the table)<br />

TM GFO DFo<br />

Fresh Green Garden Salad<br />

Kumara Home-style chips Gfo<br />

Desserts (choice of one)<br />

LONGHORN CHEESECAKE TM<br />

KIWI PAVLOVA GFO<br />

MILKY BAR PUD TM<br />

Christmas Set Menu<br />

$59.8 per head<br />

TM GFO DFo<br />

Our legendary Kahlua and Moro Bar cheesecake. Served with chocolate sauce and Chanti ly cream.<br />

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

White chocolate and buttermilk pudding. Served hot with butterscotch<br />

sauce, white chocolate sauce and premium vani la bean ice cream.<br />

GFO — Gluten Free Option DFO — Dairy Free Option VO — Vegetarian Option Minimum of 12 people dining.<br />

Salmon Heaven<br />

Raw trimmings 1kg<br />

Usually $30.00 NOW $22.50<br />

*RT1P, <strong>December</strong> <strong>2020</strong> only.<br />

180g Traditional and cracked<br />

pepper hot smoked salmon portions<br />

Usually $13.80ea NOW $11.50ea<br />

*HSP180PS & HSPP180PS, <strong>December</strong> <strong>2020</strong> only.<br />

The Source Bulk Foods<br />

The Source Bulk Foods is the<br />

perfect gift giving destination<br />

this Christmas so come instore or<br />

online and be inspired! We have<br />

zero waste gift ideas, you can<br />

create hampers for loved ones, and<br />

stock up on all your Source goodies<br />

for the holidays ahead.<br />

Our Source team love celebrating<br />

this time of year and would like to<br />

gift you with a free bag of Source<br />

chocolates, valued at $5 with any<br />

purchase in store or online when<br />

you mention this ad. *only while stocks last.<br />

Front Runner<br />

Crusaders Replica Shirts<br />

RRP $149.90<br />

NOW $ 89.90<br />

Limited stock!!<br />

Adidas Casual Shoes<br />

20% off!*<br />

*Applies to specific styles.<br />

Prices as marked.<br />

Haircuts for<br />

Haircuts<br />

Christmas<br />

haircuts for the<br />

entire family.<br />

No appointment<br />

necessary. Don’t<br />

forget our loyalty<br />

card, every 8th haircut is FREE.<br />

CATERING<br />

EASY CROWD<br />

PLEASER<br />

FROM JUST<br />

$<br />

3 66<br />

PER<br />

PERSON<br />

Corianders<br />

15% off food when<br />

you dine in at<br />

Bush Inn<br />

$5 snack sized<br />

crispy chicken<br />

available with any<br />

order, dine in only


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bUsh iNN shOPPiNG CENtrE<br />

All About a Girl<br />

Hair Cuts for Haircuts<br />

Be a Beauty<br />

La Wheat<br />

BNZ<br />

Leather Direct<br />

Briscoes<br />

Lincraft<br />

Caroline Eve<br />

Mister Minit<br />

Elite Meats<br />

OK Mart<br />

Fascino Shoes<br />

Petersens Jewellers<br />

Haircare Market<br />

PhoneFix NZ<br />

Sunshine Travel<br />

TAB Sports Bar<br />

The Front Runner<br />

The Main Skein<br />

The Nail Shop<br />

Unichem Pharmacy<br />

Copy Print<br />

Christmas<br />

Meet and take your<br />

own FREE photo with<br />

Santa<br />

FREE gift wrapping<br />

12th -24th <strong>December</strong><br />

11am -3.30pm<br />

fOOD OUtLEts<br />

Black & White Coffee<br />

Cartel<br />

Burger Fuel<br />

Carl’s Jr<br />

Coffee Culture<br />

Corianders<br />

Dubba Dubba<br />

Hachi Hachi<br />

Jinabob Korean Food<br />

Kebab Inn<br />

Lone Star<br />

Moko Sublime Cafe<br />

Muffin Break<br />

New York Deli<br />

Noodle Station<br />

Pizza Hut<br />

Roast Ease<br />

Shake Shed & Co<br />

Shanghai Street<br />

Dumplings<br />

Smokeshack BBQ<br />

The Sushi Company<br />

Tuk Tuk Thai Street<br />

bUsh iNN CENtrE traDiNG hOUrs<br />

9am – 5pm Weekdays<br />

10am -4pm Sundays<br />

25th Dec<br />

26th Dec<br />

27th Dec<br />

28th Dec<br />

29th Dec<br />

CLOSED<br />

10am -4pm<br />

10am-4pm<br />

9am-5pm<br />

9am-5pm<br />

PUbLiC hOLiDays<br />

10:00am – 5:00pm<br />

30th Dec<br />

31st Dec<br />

1st Jan<br />

2nd Jan<br />

3rd Jan<br />

9am-5pm<br />

9am-5pm<br />

CLOSED<br />

10am-4pm<br />

10am-4pm<br />

fOOD OUtLEts<br />

11:30am – Until Late<br />

thE PrOvEDOrE<br />

Corey Winder Master<br />

Butcher and European Deli<br />

The Source Bulk Foods<br />

Tank Juice<br />

Salmon Heaven<br />

V-Mart Boutique<br />

Supermarket<br />

LOCatiON<br />

Cnr Riccarton and Waimairi Roads,<br />

Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS<br />

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT<br />

INSIDE<br />

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY<br />

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, <strong>16</strong>TH DecemBeR, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Luxury living with a great outlook!<br />

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Garages: 2<br />

What better than a property with an enticing outlook of the park? A<br />

property with an outlook against the vista of the Port Hills.<br />

Built in 2017, this home was designed with spacious flowing<br />

living which opens seamlessly to the outdoors where you have<br />

wrap-around decking, lighting throughout the outdoor areas and<br />

speakers indoors and out to enjoy from morning through to night,<br />

all year round.<br />

The centralised kitchen enjoys a spacious walk-in pantry, whilst the<br />

open plan dining and lounge areas remain separated, but visually<br />

connected. The master with ensuite and walk-in-robe has sliding<br />

doors which open to a sheltered deck and spa pool area, whilst<br />

further accommodation is provided by 2 double bedrooms, each<br />

with good wardrobing, and a sleek family bathroom.<br />

With ducted heating, separate laundry, additional lighting, sensors,<br />

keyless entry and so much more, this home is centred around the<br />

luxuries of life and could just be what you’ve been looking for.<br />

Listing ID: ROU80036<br />

Deadline Sale: All offers to be presented by<br />

22 <strong>December</strong> 2pm (unless sold prior)<br />

Tanya Marillier<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 383 3844<br />

Email: tanya@pb.co.nz<br />

Monty Marillier<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 021 943 973<br />

Email: monty@pb.co.nz<br />

Address: 18 Pentire Parade, Lincoln<br />

Wishing you a<br />

Merry Christmas<br />

Call your Property Brokers & Farmlands team<br />

Property Brokers <strong>Selwyn</strong> | P 03 929 0306<br />

pb.co.nz<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008


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Harcourts<br />

Lincoln 25 Veuve Drive<br />

l,106m 2 till 5 -. 2 • 2 em 2 J:iJ<br />

This stunning contemporary property will offer an<br />

exceptional lifestyle, perfectly positioned in the blue-chip<br />

location of Barton Fields. A quality home ensuring privacy,<br />

security & future proofing with no detail overlooked.<br />

Four Seasons Rea tty 2017 ltd Licensed Agent REM 2008<br />

Harcourts -<br />

ForSale<br />

View- Please call for an appointment to view<br />

harcourts.co.nz/LN2788<br />

Jan Green<br />

M 027 222 8736<br />

!jarcourts<br />

Linwood 627 & 631 Worcester Street<br />

1•<br />

Calling all investors! Welcome to Worcester Mews! An exciting and innovative development located<br />

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

Supreme quality in a secure gated community, due for completion in August 2021.<br />

For Sale<br />

View by appointment, harcourts.co.nz/BF35564<br />

Email glen.young@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Glen Young<br />

M 022 493 7037<br />

PLATINUM INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REM 2008<br />

Rolleston 7 Full Moon Lane<br />

655sqm !'81 4 e 2 • 2 3 <br />

Large home office<br />

Two spacious lounges<br />

Amazing north facing section and spa.<br />

Charing Cross 1041 Bealey Road<br />

4.0002ha 4 -. 2 • 6 J:iJ l a<br />

What a find! Stunning modernised home, excellent<br />

shedding & various outbuildings, pool and beautiful<br />

established setting. Motivated owners keen for SOLD on<br />

Wednesday at Auction.<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 ltd Licensed Agent REM 2008<br />

Auction <strong>16</strong>th <strong>December</strong> at 2.00pm, Russley Golf Course<br />

View by appointment<br />

harcourts.co.nz/RL2398<br />

Katie Harrison<br />

M0211350887<br />

!jarcourts<br />

For Sale Deadline Treaty 21 Dec <strong>2020</strong><br />

View Thursday 12.00pm-12.45pm, Sunday 12.00pm-12.45pm<br />

harcourts.co.nz/RL2406<br />

Richard Tait (Taitie)<br />

M 027 777 8080<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd Licensed Agent REAA2008<br />

THE GREAT<br />

50 large penguin sculptures, sponsored by companies and decorated<br />

by established and emerging artists will be displayed across<br />

Christchurch on a public art trail that will celebrate all the unique<br />

parts of our city. The penguins will highlight themes like climate<br />

change, community, Antarctica, creativity, innovation and exploration.<br />

After nine weeks, out and about in Christchurch, the street sized<br />

penguins will be auctioned to raise money for Cholmondeley<br />

Children’s Centre.<br />

You’ve got nine weeks to find them all - HAPPY EXPLORING!<br />

TRAIL<br />

PRESENTED BY<br />

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Your home for local property


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WE’VE GOT THE<br />

BUYERS WHO WANT TO<br />

LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.<br />

Better living,better value.<br />

SELWYN<br />

Properties wanted in all price ranges for residential & lifestyle.<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty has a formidable presence in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> district with 40+<br />

sales consultants working out of three offices.<br />

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

We’ve got you covered.<br />

0800 789 1011<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Looking to sell in the New Year?<br />

<strong>2020</strong> has been an interesting year with incredible prices seen<br />

across the region!<br />

JUST<br />

SOLD<br />

JUST<br />

SOLD<br />

JUST<br />

SOLD<br />

Shearer Ave, Papanui.<br />

SOLD Over 22% above the original RV<br />

Te Waikare Street, Lincoln.<br />

SOLD over 8% Above RV<br />

Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston.<br />

SOLD Over 18% above RV<br />

JUST<br />

SOLD<br />

JUST<br />

SOLD<br />

JUST<br />

SOLD<br />

Lewis Crescent, Rolleston.<br />

SOLD with only the frames up, with multiple<br />

offers and over the asking prices.<br />

Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston.<br />

SOLD Over 10% above RV<br />

Turin Avenue, Rolleston.<br />

SOLD with only the frames up, with multiple<br />

offers and over the asking prices.<br />

My goal is to make every story a success story!<br />

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

CaineHopcroft<br />

027 330 1002 | 03 347 1411 caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008<br />

Caine<br />

Four Seasons Realty


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Due to continued success as <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s leading<br />

Real Estate team, we need more homes to<br />

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.<br />

Please, if you can help, call us today!<br />

Rolleston<br />

2-3 bedroom home<br />

1-2 car garaging<br />

Section 300m2 - 500m2<br />

Price up to $550,000<br />

Contact<br />

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478<br />

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Lifestyle property 2-4 hectares<br />

4-5 bedroom home<br />

Ideally 10-15 mins drive to Rolleston<br />

Price up to $850,000<br />

Contact<br />

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478<br />

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com<br />

Leeston/Southbridge/<br />

Springston<br />

2-3 bedrooms<br />

In good condition<br />

Price up to $400,000<br />

Contact<br />

Trina Rea 027 424 6901<br />

trina.rea@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Any size section<br />

Any price<br />

Contact<br />

Trina Rea 027 424 6901<br />

trina.rea@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

2-3 car garaging<br />

Price $500,000 - $700,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Weedons/West Melton/Tai<br />

Tapu/Broadfield/Lincoln<br />

Quality 4 bedroom home<br />

Small to medium lifestyle property<br />

Price up to $1,200,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton/Halswell<br />

A home that needs improvements<br />

3+ bedrooms<br />

Price $500,000 - $600,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton/Halswell<br />

3-4 bedrooms, good garaging<br />

Potential for boat parking<br />

Section 700m2 plus<br />

Price up to $800,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Modern home<br />

Flexible on section size<br />

Price up to $560,000<br />

Contact<br />

Nick Booth 027 306 3186<br />

nick.booth@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

For First Home Buyers & Investors<br />

Section 600m2 plus<br />

Price $500,000 - $550,000<br />

Contact<br />

Lorraine Gardiner 021 207 6661<br />

lorraine.gardiner@raywhite.com<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

1-3ha lifestyle or rural land<br />

Or with home suitable for removal<br />

Prefer West Melton or Lincoln but<br />

anything considered<br />

Contact<br />

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480<br />

frank.dowle@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton/Weedons<br />

3-4 bedroom lifestyle home<br />

Land approximately 4 hectares<br />

Price $750,000 - $1,000,000<br />

Contact<br />

Frank Dowle 027 528 0480<br />

frank.dowle@raywhite.com<br />

Tai Tapu<br />

Modern 4 bedroom home<br />

2 living areas, spacious garden<br />

Peaceful with a rural outlook<br />

Price $700,000 - $900,000<br />

Contact<br />

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568<br />

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com<br />

Tai Tapu/Ladbrooks/Lincoln<br />

4 bedroom lifestyle property<br />

Modern home<br />

Good sheds and paddocks<br />

Price $1,200,000 - $1,400,000<br />

Contact<br />

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568<br />

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

2+ bedrooms<br />

Any state of repair<br />

Price up to $500,000<br />

Contact<br />

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979<br />

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln/Leeston<br />

3+ bedrooms<br />

2 bathrooms<br />

Any size section<br />

Price up to $550,000<br />

Contact<br />

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979<br />

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

Investment with tenant in place<br />

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Section 425m2 - 650m2<br />

Price $500,000 - $580,000<br />

Contact<br />

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Section 800m2 plus<br />

Price $700,000 - $850,000<br />

Contact<br />

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

2-3 car garage<br />

Section 1000m2 plus<br />

Price $800,000 - $950,000<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 <strong>16</strong>3 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

2 car garage<br />

Section 500m2 plus<br />

Price $500,000 - $650,000<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 <strong>16</strong>3 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?<br />

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal<br />

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY<br />

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz<br />

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


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Rolleston 53 Bavaria Drive<br />

Springfield 27 Tramway Road<br />

Exceptionally attractive<br />

3 1 2 2<br />

Vendors on the move!<br />

3 1 2 3<br />

Set on a 589sqm (approx.) section, this fabulous<br />

178sqm (approx.) home has three double bedrooms,<br />

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

bathroom. Well-appointed kitchen with WIP and sink,<br />

granite benchtops, soft-close drawers and modern<br />

appliances. High spec fixtures and fittings throughout<br />

including Daiken heating/cooling system, surroundsound<br />

indoor/outdoor speakers, TV ports in every<br />

room, smoke detectors, night lights in hallway,<br />

electronic entry and pet-friendly alarm. Covered patio<br />

and landscaped grounds. Double glazed, double<br />

internal access garage, separate laundry.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5513894<br />

For Sale offers invited over $630,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877<br />

adrienne.goodeve@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279<br />

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

Superbly positioned on a 1,012sqm section and wellpresented,<br />

this beautiful 130sqm home has been<br />

tastefully modernized. Warm, comfortable and<br />

inviting, this lovely home has three bedrooms (master<br />

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

separate toilet and hide-away laundry. The open plan<br />

living/dining and kitchen area attracts plenty of sun,<br />

with excellent indoor/outdoor flow. Log burner and<br />

four heat pumps. Established grounds, BBQ area,<br />

deck, separate triple-park garage with studio/office,<br />

wood shed, playhouse, glass house and pizza oven.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5513671<br />

For Sale offers invited over $499,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279<br />

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emma Groom 027 555 1075<br />

emma.groom@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

ALTOGETHER<br />

LOCAL<br />

Ben Turner<br />

027 530 1400<br />

Chris Jones<br />

027 220 5043<br />

Jo McIntosh<br />

027 384 4279<br />

Kevin Jenkins<br />

027 577 4232<br />

ALTOGETHER STRONGER<br />

Our brand has been part of the fabric of New Zealand since 1973,<br />

when Pam, Graham and John Bayley began working from their<br />

family home in Pakuranga. A locally owned and operated<br />

New Zealand business with 88 offices breathing life and jobs into<br />

our towns and cities. Up and down New Zealand, our origins are<br />

deeply rooted in the local community.<br />

Selling your property? Contact your local Bayleys expert.<br />

Adrienne Goodeve<br />

021 977 877<br />

Bianca Davidson<br />

027 322 9055<br />

Craig Blackburn<br />

027 489 7225<br />

Emma Groom<br />

027 555 1075<br />

Bayleys Darfield 03 975 4559<br />

Bayleys Leeston 03 375 4700<br />

Evan Marshall<br />

027 221 0910<br />

Haley Smith<br />

027 341 3846<br />

John Bailey<br />

027 893 0234<br />

Nathan Collett<br />

027 826 1535<br />

bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN & PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

Sam Sidey<br />

027 346 3500<br />

Sandy Butterick<br />

027 417 2639<br />

Suzy McPherson<br />

027 695 0519<br />

Tim Dyer<br />

027 495 0979<br />

Urszula Bedggood<br />

027 338 7889<br />

Residential / Commercial / Rural / Lifestyle<br />

bayleys.co.nz


9<br />

Rolleston 14 Hulme Lane<br />

Lincoln 18 Pentire Parade<br />

New Listing<br />

New Listing<br />

Location, Size and Triple Car Garaging!<br />

Situated down a quiet cul-de-sac in the established Maddison Gardens<br />

subdivision, this 256sqm home on a 1568sqm section could be your<br />

next best move!<br />

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

lounge, you can enjoy family living and entertaining with the easy<br />

indoor / outdoor flow to the tranquil setting of the pergola covered<br />

patio. Accommodation is provided with a master, which includes an<br />

ensuite, a walk-in-robe and a further 3-bedrooms, newly renovated<br />

family bathroom and a separate toilet.<br />

4 2 2 3<br />

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 22nd<br />

<strong>December</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> at 4.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View Sun 20 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROU79157<br />

Tanya Marillier<br />

M 027 383 3844<br />

Monty Marillier<br />

M 021 943 973<br />

Luxury Living with a Great Outlook!<br />

What better than a property with an enticing outlook of the park? A<br />

property with an outlook against the vista of the Port Hills.<br />

Built in 2017, this home was designed with spacious flowing living<br />

which opens seamlessly to the outdoors where you have wrap-around<br />

decking, lighting throughout the outdoor areas and speakers indoors<br />

and out to enjoy from morning through to night, all year round. With<br />

ducted heating, separate laundry, additional lighting, sensors, keyless<br />

entry and so much more, this home is centred around the luxuries of<br />

life.<br />

3 2 1 2<br />

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 22nd<br />

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

sold prior)<br />

View Thu 17 Dec 5.00 - 5.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROU80036<br />

Tanya Marillier<br />

M 027 383 3844<br />

Monty Marillier<br />

M 021 943 973<br />

Sheffield 91 West Coast Road<br />

Sheffield 41 and 43 Wrights Road<br />

New Listing<br />

New Listing<br />

Sunny & Spacious Home + Oversized Shed<br />

Solid brick construction delivering the perfect introduction to first<br />

home ownership, on a 1480m2 section with plenty of space for<br />

gardens, fruit trees or keeping a few chooks. Well-spaced over <strong>16</strong>0<br />

squares featuring three bedrooms, main bathroom, three toilets,<br />

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

and a naturally sunny disposition. Tidily presented with scope<br />

to update with your own touches, complete with over-dimensional<br />

high-span double garage ideal as a workshop or motorhome.<br />

3 1 1 3<br />

For Sale Buyers $395,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/DFU79627<br />

Amy Jones<br />

M 021 077 9945<br />

Matt Collier<br />

M 027 205 6626<br />

Fresh, Trendy & Family Friendly<br />

Refurbished and trendy and incredibly family-friendly where this four<br />

bedroom home with ready-made living sits on a fully fenced <strong>16</strong>18m2<br />

section divided into two titles projecting inspirational rural views.<br />

• Freshly renovated, spacious family home<br />

• Kitchen/dining/living plus separate lounge<br />

• Wet-back log burner, open fire, heat-pump<br />

• Double glazed, heat transfer to all bedrooms<br />

First home bliss not to be missed where you can start the New Year in<br />

a like-new home. Call Shar and Amy for further detail<br />

4 1 2 2<br />

For Sale $489,000<br />

View Sun 20 Dec 12.00 - 12.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/DFU79775<br />

Shar Simon<br />

M 027 555 0654<br />

Amy Jones<br />

M 021 077 9945<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


2<br />

10 [Edition datE]<br />

Your guide to all things Real Estate<br />

in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District<br />

Home projects you<br />

can start and finish<br />

over the holidays<br />

Home improvement projects (of the<br />

design kind) aren’t necessarily long term<br />

or big budget. In fact, get the right advice<br />

and you can make quick work of a fresh,<br />

new feel around your home. We spoke<br />

to interior design experts McKenzie &<br />

Willis for their tips on how you can use the<br />

Christmas holidays to change things up<br />

and start 2021 on a positive note.<br />

Define a consistent style<br />

There are no rules when it comes to<br />

style; it all comes down to personal choice.<br />

And sometimes, just creating a consistent<br />

style from room to room is all you need<br />

to feel at peace with a space. Common<br />

elements like flooring and paint colour<br />

or accent touches repeated in different<br />

rooms (like something black in each<br />

room) can create a flow throughout your<br />

home. But you don’t need to wait for a<br />

dramatic once-a-decade change. Let your<br />

home evolve organically by changing a few<br />

things each year and that’ll help you keep a<br />

contemporary look.<br />

Reimagine your layout<br />

with furniture<br />

Sometimes, just switching up your<br />

layout can give you a fresh new feel, like<br />

moving the furniture to follow the sun<br />

and make the most of longer, warmer<br />

days. You can take pieces away to create<br />

more space, or find unique and interesting<br />

pieces to add as an accent and focal point<br />

of the room.<br />

Swap out your colour,<br />

texture and patterns<br />

Small changes can have a big visual<br />

impact. Painting or wallpapering a new<br />

feature wall opens the door for a range of<br />

accessory choices that will feel like a whole<br />

new room. Play around with new cushions<br />

or add a colourful rug to layer texture<br />

and patterns into each room. Consider<br />

warmer tones or move into greens and<br />

terracottas— earthy and on-trend. Florals<br />

and geometrics (think art deco) or even<br />

slubby, chunky<br />

textures like<br />

wools and thicker<br />

weaves. And for a<br />

classic feel, linens<br />

and cottons are always divinely fresh.<br />

Create an outdoor room<br />

If you’re starting from scratch, create an<br />

outdoor ‘room’ simply by adding furniture.<br />

Small, cosy corners can quickly become<br />

intimate dining spaces (don’t forget to add<br />

the twinkle of fairy lights) and outdoor<br />

sofas make perfect sun-loungers for long,<br />

lazy afternoons. Just add leafy green<br />

plants or colourful potted blooms to blend<br />

perfectly with outdoor accessories.<br />

If you’re looking for ideas or expert<br />

interior design advice, visit the<br />

McKenzie & Willis showroom at 181<br />

Blenheim Road, or check out their<br />

website www.mcw.nz<br />

Leeston 19 Woodville Street<br />

New Listing<br />

Rolleston 7 Longcot Drive<br />

Wow-factor on Woodville<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

covered patio area over-looking the established lawns and gardens.<br />

4 2 1 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $559,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/LEU79648<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

Penny Dadson-Clausen<br />

M 027 895 5943<br />

Oxford 3933 South Eyre Road<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

Productive 41 hectares<br />

Rarely available 101 acre block, with executive home and good infrastructure is available for<br />

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

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

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

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

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

two sheds and good shelter.<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

4 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale closes Friday 18th<br />

<strong>December</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> at 4.00pm, (unless sold<br />

prior)<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/RR79797<br />

Maurice Newell<br />

M 027 240 1718<br />

Hamish Anderson<br />

M 027 678 8888<br />

Flawless & as Neat as a Pin!<br />

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

further! This home offers a light, open living space, master bedroom<br />

with walk-in robe and ensuite, two further bedrooms, family bathroom,<br />

a double carpeted garage with attic storage and a defined laundry<br />

space. You'll fall in love with the modern kitchen, complete with stone<br />

bench tops, looking out onto the dining and entertainment area, and<br />

have your cozy winters taken care of with a Wood Burner, Heat Pump<br />

and HRV.<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

3 2 1 2<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROU79917<br />

Tanya Marillier<br />

M 027 383 3844<br />

Monty Marillier<br />

M 021 943 973


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This Week’s<br />

Thursday 17 Th december<br />

11.45am – 12.15pm 72 Kathleen Crescent, Hornby<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

12.00pm – 12.45pm 7 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

5.00pm – 5.30pm<br />

38 Preston Avenue, West Melton<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

3 Henley Close, Rolleston<br />

Ray White West Melton<br />

saTurday 19 Th december<br />

11.00am – 11.30am 12A Lyttelton Street, Lincoln<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm 10 Trainor Street, Lincoln<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

sunday 20 Th december<br />

11.00am – 11.30am 12A Lyttelton Street, Lincoln<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

11.00am – 11.30am 14 Hulme Lane, Rolleston<br />

Property Brokers<br />

11.0am – 11.30pm<br />

7 Leading Light, Governors Bay<br />

Ray White Rolleston<br />

11.15am – 11.45am 27 Sarsfield Street, Southbridge<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm 9 Trents Road, Templeton<br />

Property Brokers<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm 10 Trainor Street, Lincoln<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

12.00pm – 12.45pm 7 Full Moon Lane, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

12.30pm – 1.00pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

1.15pm – 1.45pm<br />

9 Salisbury Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Rolleston<br />

1 Laird Place, West Melton<br />

Ray White West Melton<br />

510 Buchanans Road, Yaldhurst<br />

Ray White West Melton<br />

631 Shands Road, Prebbleton<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

37 Tiny Hill Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Rolleston<br />

1.15pm – 1.45pm<br />

1.30pm – 2.00pm<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

2.30pm – 3.00pm<br />

2.30pm – 3.00pm<br />

2.30pm – 3.00pm<br />

426 Drain Road, Doyelston<br />

Property Brokers<br />

24 Raptor Street, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Rolleston<br />

19 Tod Place, Lincoln<br />

Ray White Lincoln<br />

27 Newman Road ,Rolleson<br />

Property Brokers<br />

3 Henley Close, Rolleston<br />

Ray White West Melton<br />

25 Siltstone Street, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Rolleston<br />

1 Rossington Drive, West Melton<br />

Ray White West Melton<br />

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN<br />

TIMES PROPERTY DIRECTORY<br />

EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR THE<br />

BEST OF PROPERTY IN THE<br />

SELWYN DISTRICT<br />

For full details of all<br />

Open Homes, please<br />

contact the Real<br />

Estate companies<br />

RAY WHITE<br />

Rolleston 03 347 9988<br />

www.rwrolleston.co.nz<br />

West Melton 03 347 9933<br />

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz<br />

Lincoln 03 325 7299<br />

www.rwlincoln.co.nz<br />

PROPERTY BROKERS<br />

www.propertybrokers.co.nz<br />

Rolleston 03 929 0306<br />

Darfield 03 975 4506<br />

Leeston 03 929 0306<br />

Lincoln 03 595 6954<br />

HARCOURTS<br />

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz<br />

Harcourts Hornby 03 349 9919<br />

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711<br />

Harcourts Lincoln 03 662 9933<br />

MATSON & ALLAN<br />

www.marealestate.co.nz<br />

Rolleston 03 347 9949<br />

Darfield 03 318 8204<br />

Leeston 03 324 3704<br />

BAYLEYS CANTERBURY www.bayleys.co.nz 03 375 4700<br />

Thinking of Building?<br />

Come on over... and be inspired.<br />

Jennian Homes Canterbury are proud to deliver quality homes at affordable prices, alongside<br />

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

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Show<br />

home<br />

Guide<br />

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Open Saturday and Sunday<br />

12-4pm or by appointment<br />

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LOOKING FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION?<br />

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SHOWHOMES:<br />

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Open Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm<br />

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Wednesday and Thursday 12-<br />

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Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm<br />

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Open Saturday and Sunday<br />

12-4pm or by appointment<br />

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Signature Homes<br />

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Open Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm<br />

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47 & 49 Lanner Drive, Rolleston<br />

Both Open Wed to Sun 12pm-4pm<br />

Show Room/Office:<br />

31 Watts Road, Sockburn<br />

Open Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm<br />

0800 8444 88 or 03 342 7788<br />

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Open Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm<br />

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Open Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm<br />

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Open Wed & Thur 12pm - 3pm<br />

Open Sun 12pm - 3pm<br />

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M-A<br />

MATSON & ALLAN<br />

REAL ESTATE LIMITED<br />

‘The<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Experts’<br />

Residential<br />

Lifestyle<br />

Rural Property<br />

Licensed REAA2008<br />

LINCOLN - 13 Goodwood Avenue<br />

STUNNING IN A PREMIUM LOCATION<br />

• Stunning and spacious property<br />

• Four double bedrooms<br />

• Large master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite<br />

• Substantial open plan living area<br />

• Well specified kitchen with quality appliances<br />

• Walk in pantry<br />

• Log burner and two heat pumps<br />

• Excellent internal storage options<br />

• Large covered outdoor entertaining area<br />

• Separate laundry<br />

• Secure and established section<br />

• Additional parking space for caravan or trailer<br />

• Highly desirable location<br />

ROLLESTON - 6 Carrick Place<br />

LARGE FAMILY HOME ON 1200M 2<br />

• 250m 2 four bedroom seven year old home<br />

• Two large living areas plus office<br />

• Modern kitchen including granite benchtop and<br />

double oven<br />

• Walk-in pantry<br />

• Located less than 200m walk from Clearview<br />

Primary School<br />

• Brand new heat pump plus large log burner<br />

• Sunny outdoor patio area<br />

ROLLESTON<br />

HOUSE ANd LANd PACKAGES<br />

• High spec house and land packages<br />

• Currently under construction, these high spec<br />

150 - 190m 2 (approx.) three bedroom homes on<br />

landscaped 430 – 640m 2 (approx.) sections won’t<br />

last long<br />

• Located in the sought-after and sold out Branthwaite<br />

and Park Grove subdivisions, close to Rolleston’s<br />

growing town centre<br />

• Specifications include: Engineered stone kitchen<br />

bench, walk-in pantry, 90cm freestanding oven, tiled<br />

wet areas, separate laundry, brick cladding with Titan<br />

board feature. *Specific features vary between the<br />

homes<br />

• Finished to a very high standard<br />

• Completion dates vary, please enquire<br />

• Please get in touch to register your interest in these<br />

particular homes or the other upcoming new builds,<br />

and we’ll send you a detailed information pack<br />

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930<br />

andrew@marealestate.co.nz<br />

Amelia Nisbet 027 376 3868<br />

amelia@marealestate.co.nz<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Price: $565,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0820<br />

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930<br />

andrew@marealestate.co.nz<br />

Amelia Nisbet 027 376 3868<br />

amelia@marealestate.co.nz<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Price: Neg over $719,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0823<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

jackie@marealestate.co.nz<br />

Grass Enhanced Digitally<br />

Price: Neg over $699,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0824<br />

Artist Impression Only<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

WEST MELTON - 9 Rossington Drive<br />

UTTER PERFECTION ON 2008M 2<br />

• Four bedroom award winning 304m 2 (approx.) West<br />

Melton home<br />

• 2008m 2 fully fenced North-facing section located in<br />

sought-after Gainsborough subdivision<br />

• Open plan kitchen/dining/living PLUS separate lounge<br />

• Three car garage with attic storage<br />

• Beautifully landscaped and fully irrigated section incl.<br />

vegie gardens<br />

• Heated tiled wet areas<br />

• Extra large master wing<br />

• Quality fittings and fixtures throughout<br />

• Immaculate presentation<br />

• Warmed by two heat pumps and a gas fire<br />

LEESTON - 45 Manse Road<br />

ALL THINGS TO EVERYONE<br />

• Growing families, car enthusiasts, or work from home<br />

• As new 251m 2 (approx.) home<br />

• Four double bedrooms<br />

• Master with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe<br />

• Two huge living areas and study nook<br />

• Fabulous kitchen with Belling Stove, heaps of storage<br />

• Spacious 1141m 2 section with semi rural outlook.<br />

• Fabulous vege garden with raised beds and<br />

glasshouse plus mature shrubs and hedging<br />

• Fantastic west facing out door dining areas<br />

• Internal access double garage, plus 84m 2 (approx.) of<br />

additional garaging and workshop/studio complete<br />

with toilet and plumbing<br />

• Automatic gate for safety<br />

• Street parking for numerous vehicles<br />

• I f you have been looking for a family home in the<br />

city with facilities like these, why not grab your car<br />

keys, take a short drive out to Leeston and see for<br />

yourself!<br />

SOUTHBRIDGE - High Street<br />

“BELLFIELd”<br />

• Stages 2 and 3 now released<br />

• Sections from 729m 2 to 854m 2 (approx.)<br />

• Sensible Covenants<br />

• All services to boundary<br />

• Some fencing provided<br />

• Titles due April 2021<br />

• Easy commute to Rolleston and Lincoln<br />

To all our past, present and future clients.<br />

May the simple joys of the festive season warm<br />

your hearts, fill your home and last a lifetime!<br />

Enjoy good friends, great food and holiday cheer<br />

and we look forward to assisting you in 2021!<br />

Andrew Taylor<br />

027 435 5930<br />

andrew@marealestate.co.nz<br />

Stephan Knowler<br />

027 229 9522<br />

stephan@marealestate.co.nz<br />

Stephan Knowler<br />

027 229 9522<br />

stephan@marealestate.co.nz<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Viewing: By appointment<br />

Price: Neg over $930,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0821<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Price: Neg over $679,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0822<br />

Price: $135,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0790<br />

holiday<br />

CELEBRATE<br />

season<br />

THE<br />

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

Chris Flanagan<br />

027 433 4657<br />

Andrew Taylor<br />

027 435 5930<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

Jo Barrett<br />

021 859 006<br />

Amelia Nisbet<br />

027 376 3868<br />

Stephan Knowler<br />

027 229 9522<br />

Cameron McRae<br />

027 769 6696<br />

Bronwyn van der Pol<br />

022 073 7757

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