North Canterbury News: December 23, 2020

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Schools spend

millions in

building blitz

Creative

delight

By DAVID HILL

Architects have been appointed

for a$10 millionredevelopment of

the Oxford Area School.

Athfield Architects have been

appointedaslead designer for the

majorrebuild,announcedtwo

yearsago.

The head of education

infrastructure service at the

Ministry of Education, Kim

Shannon, saysconstructionis

expected to begin earlyin2022.

NorthCanterbury schools will

be busywith building projects in

2021.

Sevenlocalschoolshave major

projects completed, under way or

in the planning stages.

Some wereaffected by Covid­19

restrictions, includingplanning

for classrooms at Leithfield

School.

“We went to the market for the

lead designer shortly before the

Covid­19 shutdown,’’MsShannon

said.Itmeant the closing datefor

tenders had to be extended.

Planningwill now start in

January, withconstruction

planned for the secondhalf of next

year.

Two teaching spaces will be

redeveloped, morespace added to

allowfor roll growth, and anew

library developed.

Further north,AmuriArea

School will be working with the

ministry early nextyear to finalise

options for the development of its

junior campus.

Rangiora’sTeMatauru Primary

School opened in February. Its

new shared technologycentre will

open for the first term next year,

replacing Rangiora Borough

School’s old sharedblock, which

will be demolished early next

year.

Rangiora Borough School has a

new library, while Kaiapoi

Borough School’s new technology

centre is beingbuilt.Itis

scheduled to be handed over to

the schoolmid next year.

The school’s quake damaged

technologybuildingisstill being

used, but will be demolished when

the new one is finished.

SwannanoaSchool is set to

receive some new classrooms.

“A school­led project is under

way to expand acouple of twoclassroomblocks,

so they have

three classroomseach,” Ms

Shannon said.

Thiswill replace two ageing

classrooms,and an additional

classroomhas been delivered to

helpthe schoolcater for roll

growth.

Twenty­twoWaimakariri

schools were allocated $4.7m

under the government’sschool

investmentpackageannounced

lastyear, with15projectsalready

completed and afurther 32

planned or under way.

The Hurunui district’s 13

schools were allocated $1.2m, with

fourprojects completed and

another15under way or in the

pipeline.

Kaikoura’sfour schools were

allocated nearly $315,000.Six

projects wereidentified, two of

which havebeen completed.

Tree triumph ... From left, Molly Hogan, Stella Brown (at rear), Alex Cole and Alyssa O’Donnell were

among Swannanoa School students who decorated the winning tree in the schools section of the

North Canterbury News Christmas Tree Festival in Rangiora. Story, page 2.

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‘We’ve proved we are adaptable’

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The impact of the Covid­19

lockdown calledfor some

creative thinkingbythe

HurunuiDistrict Council, and

somechangesindirection to

balance itsbooks.

Lockdown levelsfourand

three had an immediateeffect

on theHanmer Springs

ThermalPoolsand Spa,

forcingits closureonMarch 22

to lateMay.

Thisaffected the council’s

revenue forthe year,

according to the annualplan

adoptedbythe council last

week.

It had revenue of

$45 million,down$5m on

budget.

The council’soperating

expenditurewas $2.5m down

on budgettooffset the lost

Ahoney

of an idea

By SHELLEY TOPP

Three Cust childrenhave come

up withasweet idea to earn

pocketmoneysellingtheir

beekeeperdad’s honey.

The Wright siblings, Ruari,

aged 9, Leo, 8, andBella, 5, are

selling Wright Honey Company

honey,which is proving popular

with localsand travellers using

State Highway 72.

The children’s mother,

Andrea, says most of the

company’s honey, collected by

her husband Jefffrom North

Canterbury beehives, is soldin

bulk to other honey producers,

with alot endingupoverseas.

The children sellthe honey

from astall on the footpath

outside their Cust homeonmost

Sundays. It is sold in glass jars

with two varieties available —

creamed clover and honeydew.

The creamedcloverhoneyis

the mostpopular and ‘‘easily the

best’’inLeo’s view.

Andreasays Leo likes the

creamed clover honey best

because it is the sweetest.She

prefers the amber honey dew,

which is not as sweet and is great

for use in cooking and baking.

revenue, withthe council

recording a$1.1m deficitfor

the year, $2.5mlower than the

budget.

Despitethe challenges of

Covid­19, chief financial

officer JasonBeck said the

councilcontinued to make

progress. In particular, it

completedits capital

programme.

He said theuncertaintythe

lockdown created meant that

the financial planning forthe

2020/21yearhad to err on the

side of caution, resultingina

conservativeprofitforecast

for thepools.

The council actively uses a

portionofthe profit fromthe

poolstooffsetrates.

“The financial performance

of thethermal pools has

thankfully been extremely

positivesincethe country

emerged fromlockdown.

‘‘If we havenofurther

restrictions in place, it is very

likelythatthe summerperiod

couldbeone of the best on

record,” he said.

This result, coupledwith a

range of funding provided

from central government to

stimulatethe economyafter

theCovid­19 downturn,has

created confidence that the

Hurunuicommunity will

continuetoemerge in astrong

position.

Thecouncil remains

mindful of ratepayers

sufferingasaresult of the

Covid­19 downturn.

In theearlystages of the

pandemic, the council

approved aratesdeferment

policy to provide somerelief

forratepayers.

“While it does not reduce

Honey venture ... The Wright siblings, from left, Bella,

Ruari and Leo.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

the rates due,itdoes provide

additionaltime to meetthe

rates payments.”

The council is about to start

its LongTerm Planning

processfor the2021­31 period.

Mr Becksaid this is acritical

componentofthe council’s

planning for the current

council term, andthe

community willhaveachance

to makeameaningful

contribution in assessingthe

long­term direction of the

district.

“We have provedweare

adaptable, and with a

considered teameffort have

achievedapositive outcome

for the district.”

Further informationonthe

annualplan canbefoundat

hurunui.govt.nz/find/publicdocuments/annual­plans­andreport.

Sustainable

tree wins

Popcorn,cones and walnut shells

proved awinningformulainthe

NorthCanterburyNews Christmas

Tree Festival.

The SwannanoaSchool tree won

the school and preschoolsection of

the festival, run by Soroptomist

NorthCanterbury and held in the

Rangiora Town Hall foyer.

Teacher Julie Planner saidthe

corn was grown at the school last

year and dried.Itwas threaded on

string by pupils in the Year 3and

4team, and wrapped aroundthe

branches.

Smallwalnut shellswere

provided by ateacher, and pine

coneswere collected from atree

on the school’s boundary to help

make decorations.

‘‘We tried to make everything

natural,’’saysJulie, who is in

charge of the Eco­Warriors at the

school. They are taught about

sustainability, recycling and

gardening.

JennaMcKenzie Schoolof

Dancewon the Businesssection,

with the Christchurch Butterfly

Walk takingout the not­for­profit

section.

Atotal of 32 trees wereentered

and 723 votes cast. Proceedswill go

to St John Ambulance and the

NorthCanterbury Rural Support

Trust.

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Tyre solution still in pipeline

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Efforts continue to get rid of thousands of

used tyresonthe outskirts of Amberley,

as the court process to hold those

responsible for the stockpile grinds on.

Environment Canterbury, the Hurunui

District Council and the landowner are

working together on aplan to removethe

tyres,but fundingcontinues to dog their

efforts.

They hopeanorder by the

Environment Court last weekfor Peter

Benden, adirector of one of the

companieswhich failed to remove the

tyres from the Racecourse Road site

under an Enforcement Order,may help.

Bendenwas sentencedinthe

Environment Court on Wednesday last

week. He was fined $36,000 and ordered

to pay $20,000 toward the costsof

removingthe tyre pile.

Two companies who were also part of

the proceedings, Annexure ServicesLtd

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Zealand Ltd, werenot representedatthe

Julytrial, or at the sentencing.

Judge Hassan said he was precluded

by law from sentencing defendants in

absentia. He therefore grantedastay of

sentencing for the two companies.

The landowner may end up footing the

billfor their removal if alternative

fundingcannot be found. Aspokesperson

for the landowner said there is a

commitmenttohave the tyresremoved.

Environment Canterbury’swebsite

saysinanupdate that it appreciates the

community wants the tyresremoved

urgently, particularly immediate

neighbours.

‘‘We share the community’s concern

and are actively working on pursuingthe

removal of the tyres,’’ECan says.

‘‘In the event of no fundingbecoming

availablevia courtprocesses, the

responsibility for funding tyre removal

rests withthe landowner.’’

However, ECanisoptimistic that

financial support may come from the

Ministry for the Environment, ‘‘with

whom we are working on asolution’’.

The pile containsmore than 120,000

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Angela will miss Kaikoura, not the commute

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the Kaikoura Civic Building

construction,thenled the

council through the 2016

earthquake andthe ensuing

rebuild, andthisyear

throughCovid­19.

“It’s certainly been a

challenging five years.

‘‘Myfirstchallengewas the

civic building andgetting the

project finished without any

further costoverruns.”

Mrs Oosthuizen says she is

proud to have completed the

$38minfrastructure rebuild

on time,withinbudget, and

withconsiderablylessdebt

thanexpected.

“We were anticipating

borrowing $10m, but we’ve

comeout with adebt of only

$5m.

Angela Oosthuizen ...

away from family.’’

“That’slargelybecausewe

applied for external funding,

we hadalotofsupport in

kind, thenwehad thesupport

fromthe Crown with the

‘shovel ready’ projects,and

we’ve beenreally careful

withour management.

“We areinamuchmore

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slightly increasedstaffing

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‘‘I’ve been commuting for five years so it's been quite asacrifice being

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“I certainlywill miss

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Kaikoura ahive of summer action

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura remains abustlingseaside

community,evenwithout international

tourists.

DestinationKaikoura acting general

manager Louise Frend says thesupport

fromfellow New Zealanders hasgiventhe

townaboost since Covid­19closed the

borders.

“We have enjoyed abusier than ever

winter seasonand, while thisis

surprising, it is off arelatively lowbase,”

she says.

“However, we do wishtothank all those

Kiwis who havemade the efforttospend

timeand money to support ourregion.”

The towncentre is lookingsmart after

the completionofseveralclean­up and

beautification projects, whilethe new

Cultural Art Trail will make the journey

more attractive, whether travelling from

the north or south.

Walking and cycling trailsare always

popular withvisitorsand theholiday

parksare busy, she says.

“Hotelsand motels are doingitabit

toughand they needthe support of

travelling Kiwis, too.

“Short lead times on bookingsare

making it difficultfor planning and

staffingfor both the tourism and

hospitalitysector.

“We as acommunity wishtoremind you

of thebeautyofKaikouraand also

expand on whatyou mightknow about

what thereistoenjoyhere.”

Louise has plenty of suggestionsfor

summer road trips to Kaikoura.

Thereare “cool bike tracksfor all levels

of ability”,withthe MiddleHill

mountainbike trail beingapopular

choice and“we arehearinggreatthings

aboutthe Kaiterau”.

To findout moreabout cycle trails,goto

coastalsports.co.nz/bike­kaikoura/orfor

Kaikourawalksgotokaikoura.co.nz/seedo/kaikoura­walks/.

Forthe adventurous, there is kayaking,

fishing and raftingonthe Clarence, while

Dive Kaikouraisrunning acrayfish

divingcourse,and the localfishing

operatorsare ready to serve.

Nature lovers canvisitthe seal colonies

or come and seethe Hutton’sshearwater

birds.

Forfamily fun,there is the “Coastal

Encounter” fromEncounterKaikoura,

where visitors can “seemorewildlife

than justalbatross or dolphin­specific

tours”,orplay around at Emporium mini

golf wheremum anddad canenjoy abeer.

If the weatherisnot playing nice,pop

School navigates memorable opening year

NorthCanterbury’snewest

school is looking forward to

continued growth in 2021 aftera

challengingfirst year, principal

DannyNichollssays.

Te Matauru Primary School

opened in February witharoll

of 88 and will enrol its200th

pupilduring2021.

It wasthe firstnew school to

open in North Canterbury in 52

years, aside fromPegasusBay

School, which was created in

2014 from therelocation of

Waikuku School.

‘‘We hadareally memorable

opening year despite the

challenges that2020 threwup

for everyone, andweare now

really lookingforward to a

second yearthatbuildsonthose

strong foundations.’’

The school leadershipteam,

whichalsoincludes Rachele

Poole, Jessica Bergs and

Amanda Papps,have selected

‘‘cultivate’’ as theschool’s focus

word for 2021.

‘‘We believe thatthis word

encapsulatesmuch of whatwe

are planningtoachievethrough

our strategic and operational

plans.

‘‘We arepositioned as a

central hubfor the growth

taking place in west Rangiora.

We wanttointentionally

cultivateour community,our

curriculum and ourinternal

capabilities.

‘‘We arealso opening our

Maukatere technology centre so

Student leaders ... George Hoskins, centre, and Annabel Hurst chat to Te Matauru Primary School

principal Danny Nicholls.

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will be hosting an additional 600

Year 7and 8students each week

from other schools on our site.’’

Underanagreement withthe

MinistryofEducation, the

school accepts only in­zone

enrolments, althoughthisis

subjecttoareview which is

plannedfor mid­2021.

AnnabelHurst andGeorge

Hoskins are twoofthe senior

Year 8studentleaders for2021

andare lookingforward to the

newschoolyear.

‘‘Iammost excitedabout

beingone of theleadersthis

year at school,’’ George says.

Annabel added:‘‘I really

enjoyed being partofthe

sporting opportunitieslast year

and, as aseniorstudentin2021,

I’mlooking forward to the

leadershipopportunities

ahead.’’

intothe Kaikoura Museum in the

KaikouraCivic Building or catch amovie

and view theart exhibitionatthe newly

rebuilt Mayfair Theatre.

There arealso plentyofeventsin

Kaikourathissummer, including Music

on theLawn at FyffeHouseonJanuary 23,

the Kaikoura A&P Show on February27,

and Kegkourareturns in March.

New Zealandband Katchafire is

stopping foraconcertinthe Kaikoura

Memorial Hall on January6aspart of the

SummerRoadietour (forticketsgoto

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Fusionevents is bringing theElements

Kaikoura multisport race to town on

January 24, where competitorscan enter

eitherindividually or as ateam for the

1.5km swim, 48kmmountain bikeand

8.5km run.

Summer

eye care

Specsavers Rangiora

Optometrist May Young is

warning local residents of the

permanent damage the sun

can cause to eyes.

She urges everyonetobe

more sun smart this season.

New research commissioned

by Specsavers

found that 73% of Canterbury

residents aren’t aware that

the sun can permanently

damage eyes, causing things

such as cataracts,cancer or

maculardegeneration.

She says while 94% of

people are concernedabout

long­term damage to their

body, eyes tend to be

forgotten, withjust 28% of

Cantabrians concerned about

the long­termdamagetotheir

eyes from the sun.

‘‘We are exposed to

dangerous levels of

ultraviolet (UV) radiation, yet

almost half of Canterbury

residents (46%)admit that

they don’t wear sunglasses

most of the time when they’re

outside, and manyofthose

who do, don’t wear sunglasses

with UV protection,’’ she says.

‘‘Mostpatients I’ve seen

don’t know what to look for in

sunglasses when it comesto

sun protection.’’ She

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Strategy aims to

increase visitors

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri residents will

play akey role in driving anew

visitor strategy for the district.

The Waimakariri District

Council, Enterprise North

Canterbury and industry

stakeholdershave been

working on the Waimakariri

Visitor Marketing Strategy for

2020­25,with afocus on

boostingnumbers.

‘‘Ourlocal residents are our

ambassadors by sharingour

activitiesand events with their

friends and family, which

makesuparound 66 percentof

visitors to ourdistrict,’’ says

Vanessa Thompson,the

council’s business andcentres

adviser.

Most of the district’svisitors

come from Christchurch for

day trips, whilethe rest of

Canterbury and Auckland are

the next biggest markets, with

Australia beingWaimakariri’s

largest international market.

The visitor spend in 2019 was

$93 million,which puts the

Waimakariri district 46thout of

67 localauthorities aroundthe

country.

Thereare plentyofchances

for growth, Vanessa says.

WhileWaimakariridoesn’t

have iconic attractions, there

are opportunities to promote

what the district has to offer,

such as boutiqueshopping,

walking and cycle trails, local

artists and farm visits.

‘‘There is work we can do

aroundchanging the thinking,

so it’s not just seen as a

thoroughfare on the wayto

Kaikoura,Hanmer and

beyond,’’Vanessa says.

‘‘It’saboutencouraging our

visitors to see our district in a

different light and providing

them with reasons for them to

come and visit and experience

and enjoy more of whatwe

have to offer.’’

Over the nextthreeyears

Enterprise NorthCanterbury

plans to work on developing at

least two themed mapsayear,

such as cycling, boutique

shopping, hiking, water

activities, golf,campingand the

town centres.

Chief executive Heather

Warwick says investing in local

eventsprovides opportunities

for local residents to invite

friends and familytovisit.

She says the organisation

will continue to build on

relationships with operators,

promotionsassociations,

community boardsand

residents.

‘‘We have so muchtooffer

visitors and localstoexplore

and recreate.”

Stadium Waimakariri,which

is due to opennext year, and

proposed developments such

as the water sports park in

Kaiapoi, are also expected to

draw visitors to the district.

Lorraine plans abusy retirement

By SHELLEY TOPP

Fernside School teacher Lorraine

Malpass has retired after 27 years at the

school.

Lorrainebegan teaching at Fernside in

1994,which makes her the longestserving

teacher in the school’s156­year

history.

Aspecialassembly was held recently to

recognise her long service.

Lorraine’s husband, Alan Malpass,

retired four yearsago. He was also a

teacher and aformerdeputyprincipalat

Ashgrove School in Rangiora.

The couple, who have been married for

41 yearsand live in Rangiora,both enjoy

cycling and plantospend their retirement

coveringNew Zealand’s famous

cycletrails, startingearly next year. They

also intendtospend more time withtheir

threeadult sons and granddaughters.

Lorrainesays it will be hard stepping

away from along career doing something

she loved. But, after Covid, she realised

the time was right to leave and she has

been working part­time,job­sharing at

the school for the lastyear, to ease herself

into retirement.

‘‘I think education is in really good

hands,’’ she says. ‘‘We have an awesome

curriculum that givesyou scope.’’

Lorraine especially likes the focus on

environmental education and the more

relaxed approachtolearning, with

childrenbondingand working in groups.

‘‘Weall do betterifweare relaxed and

feelvalued,’’ she says.

New technology has also enabledabig

change in learning. ‘‘It provides ahigher

level of learning. Partofthat is making

mistakes and learningtopersevere.

‘‘That is how we learn, and learning

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An armchair visit to Antarctica

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Agroup of residents in

Rangiora’s Charles Upham

Retirement Village were

amazed by an immersive

Antarctic experience

recently, donning headsets

to experience avirtual

reality tour of Sir Edmund

Hillary’s hut on the icy

continent.

The tour gave them a

glimpse of the Antarctic

environment and Scott

Base’s oldest building.

It is afully immersive

experience, with audio

included on the guided tour

through the hut.

Sarah Bouckoms, public

engagement officer for the

Antarctic Heritage Trust,

together with Anzac Gallate,

who visited the continent

this year, hosted the virtual

reality tour.

The residents also got to

try on extreme cold weather

gear, generally

manufactured in New

Zealand, including gloves

with soft wool outers that

allow the wearer to wipe a

drippy nose before it

freezes.

The residents also tried

out lined boots with 10cm

heels, aimed to give

insulation on the southern

continent. Some tried on a

thick and heavy polar

jacket, with 12 pockets and

reflective high­vis tape,

known as ‘‘The Beast’’.

The virtual reality

experience allows users to

Quite ajourney ... Sarah Bouckoms helps Charles Upham resident Margaret Hislop with the

immersive virtual reality experience.

enter the hut and explore its

five rooms, as well as

viewing artefacts from the

early years of New

Zealand’s Antarctic

programme.

The Antarctic Heritage

Trust developed the project

in partnership with the

Auckland University of

Technology over two years

to bring greater awareness

and connection to the

remote hut.

The experience at Charles

Upham was part of the

trust’s efforts to take the

tour to schools, community

centres and retirement

villages throughout New

Zealand.

Beware of

heat threat

Motorists are being advised never to

leave children or pets alone in parked

cars.

Automobile Association roadside

solutions generalmanager Bashir

Khan saysthere is acommon

misconception that cracking windows

will keep avehicle cool enough for a

child or pet to stay put.

Another fallacy is that parking in the

shade will do the trick, Mr Khansays.

“On a30degrees Celsius day, the

temperature inside avehicle can

reach 39 degrees in less than five

minutes. In 30 minutes, it will be 49

degrees. This occurseven if the

vehicle is parked in the shade with the

windows down.

“Our message is simple. Never leave

your children or pets in your vehicle,

even if you’re just nipping into ashop.’’

Unless the purpose of the trip is to

take your dogs for awalk, just leave

them at home, Mr Khan says.

Even with Kiwis driving less this

year during lockdowns, AA

Roadservice has been to more than 470

emergency callouts for children locked

in vehicles, and morethan 450 for pets.

In anormal year, it attends about 760

emergency callouts for children locked

in vehicles and 650 for pets, with peaks

of 50 or more callouts amonth for each

during hot summers.

If anyone sees achild or pet

suffering in ahot car, call the police,

the AA or the SPCA immediately. The

AA prioritises calls involving children

or pets lockedinvehicles.

Two AA Roadservice officers arrive

at the scene free­of­charge,regardless

of whether the person is member.

If the situationisdeemed to be

serious, the AA calls the Fire and

Emergency New Zealand in case there

is adelay in arrival.

Holidays atime to unwind, recharge and enjoy life

We all know that 2020 hasn’t

been easy.

Now more than ever, it’s

important to tune into the

simple things that help us feel

good and matterthe most.

Self­care isn’t selfish, it’s

essential. There are lots of ways

to take care of yourself during

the holidays.

Give yourself permission to

sit and relax, especially when

tired. Explore nature and go

out and just lie on the grass,

play with an animal or listen to

the birds.

Notice your achievements

and give yourself credit for

This year has been one to forget for many, so the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury

Trust has some tips to get through the holidayseason and step into 2021.

them. Reward yourself with

breakfastinbed.

Tune into yourself and find

out what you’refeeling and

what you need. Phone afriend

or write about your special

accomplishments in ajournal.

Have aspa, swim or sauna

and make alist of things that

make you happy.

Go to the library, plan agettogether

with friends or family,

share food, ask someone for

hug, draw or paint apicture, or

go to apark and try the swings.

Connect with others. Arrange

to meet other families at the

park or beach and make alist of

thingsfor kids to find in a

scavenger hunt.

Get the cards and board

games out. Sometimes we have

to teach our kids to play

together, planning the game or

rules,and taking turns.

Practice self­care. It’s hard to

be patient, calm and consistent

if we have nothingtogive.

Community Wellbeing North

CanterburyTrust provides free

social and community services

to North Canterbury families

and communities.

The trust’s Rangiora office

and Kaiapoi Community

Support will close on Christmas

Eve and reopen on January 6.

While Community Wellbeing

is closed, if you or someone in

your whanau needs to talk, freecall

or text 1737 anytime to get

support from acounsellor.

Parents can get support from

the Parents Helpline: 0800 568

856.

Young people up to18can

call Kidsline on 0800 54 37 54.

Other useful sources of

information are:

All Right?: allright.org.nz

Mental Health Foundation of

NZ: mentalhealth.org.nz

Depression.org.nz

Mental Health Education

and Resource Centre:

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New artscentreto

be community hub

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura is atourist playground on a

sunny day, but wet weather activities

have been scarce.

Now, rainy days are looking brighter

with the opening of the Mayfair Arts

and Culture Centre Te Whare Toi o

Kaikoura last month.

The new arts and culture hub has

been created from the $3.6 million

restoration of the town’s movie

theatre, which was destroyed in the

November 2016 earthquake.

Events and marketing director

Debbie Crawford says the new Mayfair

theatre is more than just amovie

theatre, with adedicated exhibition

space and two auditoriums, one which

seats 95 and asmaller one for 35

people.

The restoration was made possible

thanks to local fundraising efforts led

by the Kaikoura Op Shop, which

raised $300,000, along with generous

grants from the Lotteries Commission,

the Rata Foundation and Lions.

The local community’s efforts have

been recognised with the naming of

the Op Shop Auditorium, which has

been fitted out with state­of­the­art

lighting and sound equipment. It is

ready for performances, Debbie says.

The new centre opened last month

with an exhibition, Energy of Change,

by Kaikoura artist Suzie Baker.

The venue is available for hire for

social gatherings of up to 50 people,

such as conferences, parties and

corporate events.

‘‘Everyone is very excited. It’s a

beautiful building.

‘‘It’s architecturally designed and it

has the original 1934 art deco facade,

which was saved from the old

building,’’ Debbie says.

‘‘It’s pretty impressive for alittle

town to have such astate­of­the­art

cinema and arts hub, which we hope

will become atourist attraction.

‘‘We can host conferences and we

are close to the Sudima Hotel, so that

will be an important partner for us.’’

While there are no overseas

tourists, Kiwis are urged to take a

drive to Kaikoura and check out the

new cultural hub at 84 Esplanade,

Kaikoura.

To learn more, go online to

themayfair.org.nz, follow the Mayfair

Theatre page on Facebook, or email

info@themayfair.org.nz.

Afeast of fun and music

Hanmer Springs will host anew South

Island music festival in March.

Some of New Zealand’s most

celebrated musicians have been

booked to play at The Feastival, anew

six­hour family­friendly event which is

also being held at Timaru.

Pioneers of the Kiwi music industry,

The Feelers,will lead the line­up at

Hanmer Springs on Saturday, March

27.

Also featured will be multi­platinum,

multi­award winning artist Jason

Kerrison (of Opshop fame), New

Zealand­based DJ/Production duo

Sweet Mix Kids and country pop artist

Kaylee Bell, whose single Keith topped

the New Zealand music chart.

Seven­piece funk band The In Crowd

and Christchurch stand­out band City

Limits will also play.

Event director Simon Carter says it is

an incredible line­up and he expects

the tickets, which go on sale on

December 1via thefeastival.co.nz, will

be snapped up.

‘‘We’ve worked hard to ensure this

will be six hours of sweet New Zealand

music.

‘‘These are musicians who’ve topped

charts, played at international

festivals, dominated our radio airwaves

and they get people up, dancing and

having fun. They’re some of our very

best,’’ he says.

The Feastival has been designed to

be agreat day out for the whole family

with a Kidtopian World area to

entertain the kids.

There will be plenty of fantastic food

available, as well as offerings from craft

breweries and boutique gin distilleries.

Among the fun on offer in Kidtopian

World will be bumpboats, water

walkers, bouncy castles and face

painting.

Aportion of every ticket sold will be

donated to Trees that Count, which is

running an initiative to plant two

million trees in New Zealand.

Tickets are on sale from December 1

on thefeastival.co.nz website at a

presale price of $55. General admission

is $69, and children under 18 will be

free with apaying adult. People can

also purchase tickets to Kidtopian

World for $15, which gives unlimited

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Abeach art extravaganza is

planned for the New Year.

Members of Waikuku

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are hoping for fine weather

and another big crowd at

their annual beach art

extravaganza.

The group’s sand

sculpture/castle

competition traditionally

attracts alarge crowd of

onlookers to watch

competitors building a

diverse collection of

sandcastles and sculptures.

Next year’s event will be on

Sunday, January 3, with a

start time still to be

confirmed, subject to the

tide.

The competition is being

organised by Andrew Lock,

Chris Stewart and Paul

Sanderson in collaboration

with the Waikuku Beach

Life Saving Club and help

from local vendors.

‘‘It has been apopular

event over the years,’’

Andrew said. ‘‘The main aim

is simply to have fun.’’

There will be four

categories, including under

13s, those aged 13­25,

families, and groups, with

prizes for the winners.

There will also be spot

prizes.

Muscle cars

to gather

New Zealand’s largest street machine

eventreturns to the Northern A&P

showgrounds in Rangiora next month.

The TrilloMetals MuscleCar

Madness Show will run on January 23

and 24, celebrating its 31st show.

The show began in 1990after

Rollestoncar enthusiast and collector

CraigStare visited Rangiora. He

thought the Northern Agricultural and

PastoralShowgrounds in Ashley Street

wouldmake agreat venuefor a

‘‘weekend get­together’’for car fans.

The first gathering attracted 44 cars.

Thesedays,the tally tops 1000.

Therewill be awarm­up to the show

with atwilight cruise down Rangiora’s

main street on Thursday,January22,

around someresidential streets, back

down the mainstreet, to Lineside Road

and Kaiapoi, before returning to the

showgrounds. About250 cars are

expectedtotake part.

Craigsays up to 2000cars could turn

up on Saturday and Sunday.

‘‘If you havesomething different or a

car thatisyour ‘pride and joy’ you are

welcome to put it on display at no extra

cost.Just pay the$20 adult gate fee,

with children under16free.’’

All the musicwill be Kiwi­based this

year because of Covid­19 restrictions.

The StadiumFinance­sponsored

burnout pad will operate eachday from

1.30pm. The Rockabilly pageant starts

at noon on the Saturday.

Therewill be stalls, and the chance

to see Martin Bennett’s ‘‘Uncertain T’’,

atribute version of atop American

show car thattoured55years ago.

Martin took the car to the US to

compete in six of the largesthot rod

shows, winning more than 20 trophies.

Admissionis$20 for adults, with

thoseunder16free. Public hours are

9am to 4.30pm each day. To learn more,

visitmusclecarmadness.co.nz.

Fun at the beach ... Stuart

Poore, from Waikuku, and his

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Snoozing pooch ... Clifford,

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The North Canterbury News, December 23, 2020

13

Beach dig will

turn up prizes

By ROBYN BRISTOW

It will be spades at the ready at

Leithfield Beach next week as ahunt

for treasure gets under way.

Kev’s Big Dig is being held on

Sunday, December 27. Youngsters who

find ametal disc in the sand can claim

aprize.

Acar boot sale will precede the Big

Dig from 10am.

Amberley Lions Club organiser

Kevin Fenemor says anyone is

welcome to turn up for the sale, open

their boot, and sell their goods.

Kev’s Big Dig starts at 1.30pm and

runs to 2.30pm in two age groups —3to

7years and 8to13years —with the two

areas roped off.

Kev came up with the fun activity

after seeing how successful it was in

the North Island at abeach near Levin

several years ago.

‘‘We didn’t have anything like it here

so Idecided to try it.’’

Kev says there will be agreat

assortment of prizes for entrants. The

entry fee is $5.

Those entering can also visit the

playgrounds, enjoy the toddlers’ pool,

abouncy castle, play tennis and enjoy

the food, drinks and ice­creams on

offer.

The beach community is also holding

traditional sports events such as threelegged

races and egg­and­spoon races.

Registration for the dig is from 10am

at the Leithfield Community Hall.

The event will be held on January 2

if bad weather forces postponement.

Region offers plenty of holiday entertainment

Waimakariri has plenty to

offer locals and visitors alike

this summer, says Enterprise

North Canterbury chief

executive Heather Warwick.

Whether it is shopping in

the town centres or enjoying

the natural environment,

people don’t have to travel far

to make memories.

‘‘Get out and enjoy our

nature and diverse

landscapes, whether it be at a

surf­patrolled beach, one of

our conservation parks in the

foothills for awalk or tramp,

or on our network of cycle

trails around the eastern side

of the district.’’

Sporting individuals can

enjoy around or two of golf at

one of the local golf courses.

For the foodies, Heather

says there are fabulous cafes

and restaurants in all the

local towns.

‘‘Eat inside for abreak from

the sun or chill outside in a

garden area, or with lake or

river views.

‘‘Remember to check out

the farmers and craft markets

around the district and the

wonderful array and variety

of shops in the local towns.’’

Family fun events this

summer include the Waikuku

Sand Castle Competition,

InflataRun, the open day at

Tuhaitara Coastal Park,

Woodend Beach, and Muscle

Car Madness.

For those looking for

something alittle quieter, the

district has art galleries and

museums to visit in Kaiapoi,

Rangiora and Oxford.

Information about these

activities and more can be

found on the Waimakariri

district’s tourism website,

visitwaimakariri.co.nz.

Hopeful fishers will be casting for the big one

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Fishers will be hoping to lure the top

prize when they cast out at the

Amberley Beach Surfcasting

competition.

Atop prize of $1000 is on offer for the

winner of the senior section, which is

sure to be abig drawcard for

surfcasting enthusiasts.

The cash prize is one of many great

prizes to be won in the competition on

Sunday, January 24, organised by the

Amberley Lions Club.

It is one of the largest fishing contests

in the South Island, with many repeat

entrants turning out each year to line

the beach.

The Amberley Lions has hosted the

competition for 28 years, with its

success due largely to past sponsorship

from local businesses, as well as the

commitment of previous longstanding

conveners such as Geoff Shier and

Dave Morris.

Last January’s contest saw arecord

number of fish hooked.

The club hopes the tides, weather

and fish stocks will all line up again to

produce some good fishing.

Aschool of dogfish off the beach had

helped keep enthusiasm high, with

several caught and weighed in.

The Amberley Lions Club is looking

forward to the same number of fish

being reeled in next month.

This year, amodified sponsorship

format includes categories from

Platinum through to Bronze.

The three Platinum/principal

sponsors are McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega,

Calder Electronics and Rivers to

Ranges, followed by Gold with Tall

Poppy Real Estate (North Canterbury)

and CanRecruit.

Amberley Lions say without the

support of sponsors the event would not

be possible.

It is afun day for families and

children, and provides agreat chance

to enjoy the sun, aday at the beach,

socialising, and exchange fun banter

with fellow competitors while

hopefully catching afish and securing a

prize.

Tickets are on sale at Arthur Burke,

Amberley; Rivers to Ranges, Rangiora;

and the Fishermans’ Loft,

Christchurch. People can also register

from 7am on the day of the competition

at the Amberley Beach Domain Hall.

Fishing is from 8am to 3pm.

Fishing with mum ... KayeleighNeame,of

Culverden, withher daughter Milah Campion

during lastyear’scompetition.

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Rodeo provides afamily day of fun

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Cowboys and cowgirls from

throughout New Zealand will

head to the Mandeville Sports

CentreonSaturday,January

4, for Canterbury’s Te Mania

Angus Rodeo.

The gates openat9am, with

the action starting at 10.30am.

Slacks, arodeo term for the

overflow of competitors in

eventswith high entries,open

the show.The second division

bull­ridingfollows around

11.30am.

The main rodeo

performance will take centrestage

after alunch breakat

roughly 1pm. There willbe

bareback riding,and bucking

bulls testing the top athletes.

There will also be roping,

barrel­racing and steer

wrestling.

Not all the action will be in

the ring,with the rodeo agreat

fun family day out, providing

plentyofentertainment for

the kids.

There will be alolly

scramble,abouncy castle,

helicopter rides, food and bar

facilities.

This will give mums, dads

and caregiversplenty of time

to relax on arug on the bank

and soak up the live action.

Hot and coldfood and

drinks are available, or

people can packachillybin

with food to eat while enjoying

the action in the ring.

Top NorthCanterbury

cowboy and Canterbury

Rodeovice­president Tim

Costello will not be competing

this year.

Tim has optedtofocus on

looking afterthe horses that

he runs near Hawarden. He

will be bringing six broncs to

the rodeo.

The remainingbucking

horses are being provided by

the Methven RodeoClub.

The bucking bulls are

courtesyofCanterbury club

members William Jamison

and DuncanMackintosh.

Plenty of bounce ... Tim Costello will be taking six of his broncs to Canterbury’s Te Mania Angus

Rodeo.

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Competitors to watch

include last year’s champion

saddle broncrider, Jeremy

Dillon, fromCheviot.

He willhave to match the

Whitelock brothers, Joe and

Lane,from HawkesBay.

In the bareback riding

section, Omihi’s Liam

Hofsteedwill be one to keep

an eye on. He is going for his

first nationaltitle this year.

In the bull riding,there will

be Merv ChurchJr. and Paddy

Church coming down from the

North Islandinabid to win

some of the prize money

In the barrel racing, there

are multiple club members,

including afinals qualifier

from last year, Chanelle Dicki.

Chanelle is easy to spot,

usually sporting somebright

fashion.

Last year’s rookie champion

Nancy Franco willhave her

work cut out to beatRhondine

Long, from Oamaru, who was

the winner of last year’s

Canterbury Rodeo.

Keep an eye on last year’s

rope­and­tie champion

MarcusSpencer­Bower, who

is aMandevillelocal.

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Christchurch. No glass, No

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Ready for action ... William Jamison’s bull will be in action at the

rodeo.

HOLIDAYS

North Canterbury News, December 23, 2020

15

Why not

enjoy a

staycation?

By SHELLEY TOPP

Travel agents always know where

the best holiday spots are, so where

wouldthey go for astaycation in

theirown backyard?

For Jonathan Prager, owneroperator

of House of Travel

Rangiora, his choice wouldbea

tour of Waipara’s wine­growing

area.‘‘Thewineries are superb and

they are producing world­class

wines. It is aprettyamazingplace.’’

Jonathan took his sister, Bernice,

for aday trip through Waipara

about2 1 ⁄2years ago whenshe was

visiting NorthCanterbury from her

home in Britain. ‘‘She absolutely

lovedthe trip.Apart fromsampling

so manygreatwines, the

atmosphere and food at the various

wineries was superb. We visited

Waipara Hills, Pegasus Bayand

Waipara Springs.’’

Jonathan was the sober driver

that day so his sister could do the

wine tasting.

‘‘It is an absolutely fantastic day

trip and Ireally recommend

visiting several wineriesinone

day.’’

More recently,hetook awine

connoisseur friend fromBritain on

the trip and ‘‘heloved it too’’.

However, for HouseofTravel

Rangiora seniortravel consultant

Graham Kevern, akeen cyclist,

Hanmer Springs is hard to beat

because of the seemingly endless

trails availablefor walking and

cycling —and thehot pools for

relaxing in afterwards.

‘‘There is somethingfor

everyone,ofall ages and skill

levels,’’ he says. ‘‘Andifyou do have

afall on the trail, you can have a

soak in the hot pools at the end of

the day to soothe away any aches

and pains.’’

Mountain bikes and electric

bikes are available for hireinthe

village.

‘‘So if you havebeen thinking

about buying an e­bike,thisisa

goodopportunity to try one out

before makingthat investment.’’

Scavenger hunt planned

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri youth areplanning a

scavenger hunt to encouragepeople

to explorethe district this summer.

WaiYouth willpost clues on its

social mediafor different locations in

Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford, Woodend

and Pegasus to find ahidden QR

code,Waimakariri District Council

youthfacilitator Sam Redman says.

‘‘Each QR code, when scanned,will

give you aclue and when you put it

all together it will give the details of

the first event for 2021.

‘‘Theyouth wanted to do something

that could tick over and didn’t

require too much input, and was

something anyonecould do.’’

Once participants have all the

clues, theycan add them in the

online form on the new waiyouth.nz

to enter the competition.

Prizes from thescavengerhunt will

be presented at WaiYouth’s first

eventin2021.

Sam says the new websitewill

provide ‘‘a one­stop shop’’ alongside

WaiYouth’sspresence on Instagram

and Facebook, withinformation

abouteventsand how to get involved.

While he cannot reveal the details

yet,Sam says the first event in 2021

‘‘will be one of the biggest events

WaiYouthhas run’’.

‘‘After the yearthat’s been,

WaiYouthwas keen to start 2021 with

abang, so watch this space or go and

findthe clues,’’ Sam says.

The Waimakariri Youth Council is

alsoplanning for abusy 2021, with its

Dudley Park project consultationto

kickoff in the New Year.

‘‘Thingshave been slower than we

expected, but we wanted to do it

right,’’ Samsays.

‘‘It’s the first projectofthis kind

thatthe youth council has taken on,

so they willbereallyexcitedtosee

somemovementonitthis year.’’

The youthcouncilisalso planning

to tackle an environmental project

and willbemaking submissions for

the District Plan and the Long Term

Plannext year.

Withmore than 9000 youth living in

the district, Sam encourages young

people to get in touch with the youth

counciltomake sure their viewsare

represented. Recruitment for both

groups will alsobegininthe New

Year, with two vacancies to fill.

Signage pulls businesses together

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Apush for signage on

the main highway near

Waipara has given rise

to greater collaboration

between local wineries

and the Iron Ridge

Sculpture Park.

Jill Chapman, from

Terrace Edge Vineyard,

says it has taken ayear

to get the signage up on

State Highway 1.

‘‘It has been ahugely

costly exercise getting

the signage up, but it has

developed alovely

collaborative approach

for the family businesses

down the south bank of

the Waipara River,’’ Jill

says.

ADiscover South

Bank event will be held

on January 24. People

are encouraged to visit

the wineries on Georges

and Rampaddock roads,

and enjoy wine seminars

and other activities.

Atoastto

signage ...

From left, Jill

Chapman,of

Terrace Edge;

Raymond

Herber, of Iron

Ridge

Sculpture

Park;Kirk Bray,

of Georges

Road Winery;

and Jack Hill

and Vic Tutton,

from The

Boneline

winery.

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, December 23, 2020

17

Cause for optimism among farmers

NorthCanterbury farmers have

plenty of cause for optimism after

achallenging year, says Oxford

dairyfarmer CamHenderson.

The Federated Farmers North

Canterbury president, looking

back on an unusual2020,says

thereare plenty of positive signs.

‘‘Thesun’s out and the grass is

growing. It’s quitenice that

summer has finally arrived.’’

Either sideofthe Covid­19

lockdown,farmers experienced a

dry summer,followed by amild

winter and awetter spring.

Priceschedules for most

productscontinued to be strong

and NorthCanterbury is looking

greener than normal withplenty

of feed about. It puts farmers in a

good spacewith an El Nino

summer on the horizon.

‘‘ElNino tends to lead to a

longer and drier summer,but it

can all changepretty quickly.’’

Federated Farmershas ‘‘a good

team, with some new faces, in

North Canterbury’’.

At least one new leaderis

sought for next year,with Cam

due to complete four yearsas

provincial president in May.

He hopes to stillhave some role

afterthe AGM.

The annualmeeting is likelyto

follow asimilar format to this

year, with members who can’t

attendable to join via the

conferencingapp Zoom.

Covid­19 forcedFederated

Farmers to rethinkhow it

connects with members. The

organisation willcontinue to seek

improvements, Camsays. ‘‘And I

think we will be better for it.’’

Withthe general election out of

the way, Mr Henderson hopesfor

some‘‘more constructiveconversations’’

around regulations.

He looks forward to meeting

with Environment Canterbury to

discuss the latest nationaland

regional policy statements on

freshwater and land management.

Federated Farmers North

Canterbury meat and wool

chairman Daniel Maxwell says

most sheepfarmersare in a

positive space. ‘‘The markets are

holdingupreasonably well,

exceptfor strong wool, whichisall

pretty positive considering there’s

aglobal pandemic.’’

Have youseeneitherofthese pest plants?

Tasty treat ... Cam Booker expects agood crop of

strawberries this Christmas.

PHOTO: FILE

It will be avery

berry Christmas

By DAVID HILL

Strawberries are ripening in

time for Christmas, but

NorthCanterbury grower

Cam Booker expects them to

be snappedupquickly.

Mr Booker, preparingfor

the eighth annual Sefton

Christmas Harvest Marketat

his farm near Rangiora on

December 24, says Christmas

strawberries, spuds and peas

are in good supply.

It makes apleasant change

from last year, when the

Booker Christmasdinner

tablewas bare of homegrown

strawberries.

‘‘We’re very much reliant

on the season, but ripening

has been abit later this year,

so we should haveagood

supply. Strawberries don’t

just grow for Christmas. They

do what theywant to do.

‘‘Every homewants

strawberriesand we won’t

have enough for everybody,

but it’s certainly looking

better.’’

The early birds who arrive

between 8am and 9am can

dig theirown spuds and pick

peas for a$5entry fee, while

laterpatronsare askedfor a

gold coindonation for

parking, which supports the

Sefton School PTA.

‘‘Those who get in first will

have the pick of the crop.

‘‘It’s abusy day for families

and people come early.’’

Therewill be agood mix of

stalls selling produce from

localgrowers andartisans to

the more than 3000 people

expected. Everything for the

Christmas table willbe

available, fromturkeys,

ducks, hams,wine, cherries,

and bread, to fruit and veges.

Salesthrough the home

deliveryservice of his

company,Grown, soared

during the lockdown.A

subsequent appearanceon

Country Calendar has made

for abusy year, Cam says.

The harvest marketwill be

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Christmas Eve from 8amto

1pm at 783 MarshmansRoad,

Sefton,near Rangiora.

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largeelongated seed-heads

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• Stems (30-150cm long)

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Dave Neal has finally carried

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competition.

‘‘I have beentrying to win

them for the past nine to 10

years,’’ he says.

The winning head of velvet,

takenfrom aseven­year­old

stag,weighed8.5kg,

impressing the judges withits

conformation and evenness

across both tynes.

It was an impressive

competition for Dave and his

wife,Sheila, who farm

Roseford,near Coalgate.

Supreme winner... Dave and

Sheila Nealwith the winning

8.5kghead of velvet.

They also wonsecond prize

in the opensection and

carried off first and second

placeinthe commercial class

for heads up to 5kg.

Dave bought the winning

stag as athree­year­old from

Southland, but bredthe other

prizewinners himself.

The couplerun 140

velveting stags,plus 45 twoyear­oldson40hectares

of

their140ha property. They

also have 150 hinds.

The Neals have been longterm

supporters of the

competition, which has run

for more than 30 years. They

say it is agreat opportunity

for deer farmers and people

in the industry to gather and

talk aboutdeer farming,

velvet and whatthe markets

are doing.

Competitors came from as

far afield as Ashburton, with

agood line­up from locals,

too.

Results: Supreme All Comers

Trophy: Dave and Sheila

Neal.

Open Red (Glenalbany

Cup):David and Sheila Neal 1

and 2; Craig and Shane

Cockburn3.

District Red (Elder Cup):

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Velvet ... Competitors and visitors examine heads of velvet at

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What’s happening in your

community…

Waimakariri Enters Restricted Fire Season

Waimakariri is now inarestricted fire season,

along with the rest of Canterbury following the

declaration from Fire and Emergency NZlast week.

This means most outdoor fires will require a

permit, and permit holders must carefully follow

the specified conditions.

Fire and Emergency NZ Region Manager Paul

Henderson asks people to follow the fire season

and be safe with fire.

Paul advises people undertaking activity that can

create sparks like mowing or grinding, totake

extreme caution and wait until the cooler parts of

the day such as mornings and evenings.

"In these conditions afirework, or spark from

machinery, could easily start awildfire which would

get quickly out of control,” says Paul.

He says that people planning to celebrate the

holiday period with fireworks should think again

and leave them in the cupboard.

"Please don’t let off fireworks in Canterbury over

summer -It’s too risky with the heat and extreme

dryness in the area."

Go to www.checkitsalright.nz to check if you need a

permit and for tips on how to reduce the risk of fire.

Wrapping up Christmas Waste

The Waimakariri District Council are asking

residents not to be foiled by unrecyclable

Christmas wrapping this festive season.

Below are some handy tips to guide you through

the post-festive clean-up to help reduce recycling

bin contamination.

Disposing of gi wrapping:

• Clean, flat paper and cardboard larger than an

envelope can go in the yellow bin.

• Plastic ribbons, bows and shiny foil/metallic

wrapping paper and gi bags go in the rubbish.

• Ifyour wrapping paper doesn’t tear, put it in the

rubbish.

• Small pieces of paper, tissue, and natural cotton

ribbons can go in the organics bin.

• Plastic wrap, bubble wrap, cellophane and any

so plastic needs to go in the rubbish.

• Old Christmas cards can go in the yellow bin.

• Polystyrene packaging is free to drop off at the

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park, otherwise

put it in the rubbish.

Toyand gi packaging

• Plastic packaging of any kind, twisty ties, lolly

wrappers, plastic strapping and so plastic

packaging goes in the rubbish.

Christmas trees

• Real trees can be cut into small pieces and put

in the organics bin, or taken to the green-waste

area at the transfer station (standard charges

will apply).

• Fake trees that have seen better days go in the

rubbish if they can’t be passed onto someone else.

Breakages and broken glass

• Broken glassware, ornaments or crockery needs

to be wrapped in paper and put in the rubbish.

Leovers

• Leover food including turkey and meat bones

go in the organics bin.

• Food soiled cardboard takeaway containers,

paper towels, serviettes and pizza boxes can all

be put in the green bin.

Full bins

• Bin lids need to be closed flat for collection.

• Excess recyclables can be taken to the transfer

stations for free.

• Council rubbish bags can be purchased from

local supermarkets and Service Centres for

excess rubbish.

Unwanted gis

• Ifyou received something you don’t need or

want, pass it on to acharity shop, re-gi to

someone else or take it to the ReSale store

at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park

(excludes electrical items).

Bin collection

• Over the Christmas and New Year period, if your

wheelie bins are normally emptied on aFriday,

they will be emptied on the Saturday instead as

there is no collection on Christmas Day and New

Year’s Day.

• Bins normally emptied on aMonday, Tuesday,

Wednesday or Thursday go out as usual over the

Christmas/New Year period.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

To join visit:

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe

C H A L L E N G E 2 0 2 0/21

Four age categories from

preschool to adult.

Register online now –

waimakariri.beanstack.org.

Challenge runs from 1December

to20January. Win great prizes.

Upcoming Closure

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre will be

closed for scheduled maintenance

from 5January 2021.

Whilethere’s nogood timetoclose the pool, the

holidays aretraditionally ourquietesttime.This

closureallowsustocarryout maintenance, make

repairs andkeepour facility ingreatshapeforyears

to come.

Dudley Park AquaticCentre in Rangiora is available

forswimming duringthis time.

The Learn to Swim pool reopens on the

16 January, with the rest of the facility

available from 6February.

REGISTER NOW

waimakariri.govt.nz/aquatics


NEWS

North Canterbury News, December 23, 2020

21

Young parents recognised

Give usyour

feedback

Don’t be

foiled by your

wrapping.

Plastic foil wrap, soft

plastic packaging like

ribbons, bows, bubble

wrap, cellophane and

any soft plastic needs

to go in the rubbish.

How to know if wrapping

paper is plasticfoil:

• It’s often shiny on the inside

as well as the outside

• It’s hard to rip

• Itfeels like plastic

If in doubt throw it out,

or save it and reuse it again.

rethinkrubbish.co.nz

The achievement of young mums

and dads attending Kaiapoi’s

Karanga Mai YoungParents’

College has been recognised at

the educationcentre’s annual

prize­giving.

The awards ceremony was held

recentlyatthe collegeinthe

Kaiapoi High School grounds.

College director Ruth

Robertson told thoseatthe

ceremony that she was proud of

the students.

‘‘Whatthey have achieved this

year is quite remarkable, in both

their academic achievementand

personal growth,” she said.

The aim of the college is to

empower youngparents by

providingsecondary school

qualifications in an inclusive and

caringschool environment.

“We encourage lifelong

learning thatinspiresyoung

parents, who willthen inspire

their own children,” she said.

She said she feltprivileged to

see the young parents flourish

and achievefulfilled and

independent lives.

The collegeoffers NCEA levels

one, two and three and also

provides studentswith on­site

child care during schoolhours at

the Karanga Mai Early Learning

Centre—afullylicensed, free

service run by the Community

Wellbeing North Canterbury

Trust.

In addition to NCEA study,

students are alsotaughtarange

of otherlife skillsencompassing

parenting, careers, budgeting

and healthyrelationships.

The wrap­around support

given to the young parents

extends to transportingthem and

their children to and from college

if needed, antenatal and

parentingeducation, access to

Plunket and Stop Smoking

Canterbury,anonsitesupport

Award winner ... Karanga Mai Young Parents College student

Maureen Callaghan receives the Dan Gordon Award for contribution to

art and culture, for the second year in arow, during the Kaiapoi college’s

recent annual prize­giving ceremony.

PHOTO:RENEE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

worker, careerplanning, and

driver training.

WaimakaririDistrict Mayor

Dan Gordon was aguest at the

prizegiving. He presented the

Dan Gordon Awardfor

contributiontoart and culture,

whichwas won for thesecond

year running by Maureen

Callaghan, aged20, for her

contributiontothe cultureof

Karanga Mai.

Maureen,who will begin

studying at the Ara Institute of

Canterbury next year, attributed

her learning experience at

Karanga Mai forturning her life

around aftershe accidentally

became pregnant at 17. She had

thought it was the end of her

hopesand dreams.

‘‘Tenmonths after my son

Lincoln was born,myyouth

coachsuggested Ienrolat

Karanga Mai to continue my

education,’’ Maureen said.

‘‘I reallyresisted. Ihated

school and didn’twant to go back,

but Karanga Mai is probably the

best experience Ihave everhad.

Ifeel like Ihave possibilities

now,for me and my son. Ican get

ajob, save up, buy ahouse for us.

‘‘There is areal sense of

community here and the support

we get is amazing. Ihave done

courses in financial literacy, and

Ihave got my first­aid certificate

and my restricted driver’s

licence.”

MILLTON MEMORIAL

PARK DEVELOPMENT

School achievers

... From left,

Bradley White,

Annie Leen, Lana

Bonnett, Georgie

Lindsay, Henry

Woelders, Renae

Fitzgibbon, Sarah

Frizzell, Sophie

Rutherford and

Hurunui Mayor

Marie Black.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

We’re looking to further develop Millton

Memorial Park and we’d like your

feedback on adra Master Plan.

The proposed features include:

• Adog agility area

• AnArboretum containing exotic and native

specimentrees

• Anarea forthe NorthCanterburyModel Railway

Club to lease and build anew clubroom

• Path networks to link everything together

Let us know what you think before

Friday 8January 2021.

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Grants awarded for tertiary study

The academic achievements of

eight secondary schoolstudents

havebeen recognisedbythe

HurunuiDistrict Council.

Eachreceived an award to

assist them in furtherstudies

fromthe council’s Secondary

School Achievers Fund.

Theywere presented at a

recent awards ceremony at Greta

Valley by Mayor MarieBlack.

The fund was established in

2000tohelp students with studyat

atertiary level. To date,119 young

people have received grants.

Recipients were:

AnnieLeen, from Leithfield,to

assist with studies towardsa

Bachelor of Arts and aBachelor

of Science.

Bradley White, from Waikari,

who plans to work towards a

career as ayouth worker.

Georgie Lindsay, from

Amberley, who will study health

sciencesfor ayear, as partof

studyingtoward adegreeinthe

health sector.

HenryWoelders, from

Hawarden, to help with study

toward aBachelor of Land and

Property Management and

Valuation.

Lana Bonnett,from Amberley,

who will study towardaBachelor

of Architecture.

RenaeFitzgibbon from

Cheviot, to assist with studying for

aBachelorofSports Coaching.

SarahFrizzell, from Hanmer

Springs, to helpwith study toward

aMasters in Architecture.

Sophie Rutherford, from

Culverden, to helpwork towards a

Bachelor of VeterinaryScience.

The Hurunui District Council

grants $10,000 annuallytothe

fund.This year’s fundingpool was

boosted by a$1500 grant from the

council’s law firm, Buddle

Findlay. It is the thirdyear the

firm has made agrant.

The assessmentpanel included

Mrs Black, councillors Pauline

Whiteand Ross Barnes, Anna

Wishart, from Buddle Findlay,

Hurunui Youth Council

representative John Fairbrother

and three independent members

—Judy Meikle, from Waiau,

Gwyn Williams,from Amberley,

and Bruce Nichols, from

Cheviot.

Mrs Black said the council’s

support of youth training and

employmentrecognised the

tremendous wealth of energy,

skills and perspectivesthat the

district’s young people offered.


NEWS AND CLASSIFIEDS

22 North Canterbury News, December 23, 2020

Home owners urged to cut risk

Public Notices

Religious Notices

Christmas

Carol Service

Ashley

Community Church

7pm Thursday

24th December

39 Canterbury St, Ashley

Donations welcome

Supper to follow

Lead by PaulAskin

Enquiriesph 027 289 1380

2343267

Fire and EmergencyNew Zealand

wantspeoplefacing the risk of summer

wildfires to protect theirhomes.

This includes people living in rural

communities,onlifestyle blocks and

near town boundaries.

The agency’s wildfire specialist,

Graeme Still, says identifying and

removing fire risks around homes can

save them in awildfire.

‘‘Everything within 60 metresofyour

housecan determine how safe it will be

in awildfire.

‘‘Focus on any fire hazards in contact

with your homefirst.Clear your gutters,

2342462

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

WOODEND Methodist

Church, 86 Main North

Road, Woodend. Christmas

Day service at 9am. All

welcome. We apologise for

reporting an incorrect statement

in the Dec issue of the

Woodend Woodpecker

which read "there will be

no Christmas Day Service

at Woodend Methodist

Church".

Situations Vacant

You’ll fit

Right in.

BECAUSE YOU BELONG HERE

get anon­flammabledoormat and

remove flammable materialslike

firewood stacked against your home.

‘‘Once you’ve madeyour home safe,

work your way outwards to the edges of

your property and include other

buildingsand sheds.’’

Lawnsshould be mowed, watered and

kept green. The greenerthe grass,the

less likely it is to burn in awildfire.

Removing long grass, shrubs,twigs

and otherfuels from near ahome will

also reducethe risk. Tips are onlineat

checkitsalright.nz/reduce­the­risk/

safeguarding­your­property.

CASUAL REGISTERED NURSE

AND HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

Waikari Community Hospital, Canterbury DHB

Waikari Community Hospital is looking for acasual Registered

Nurse and acasual Hospital Aide to work in their 10 bed, CDHB

rural hospital.

For more information, please call Helen West on 03 314 4005, or

visit our careers website: https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/

Find out more aboutusatcdhbcareers.co.nz

Religious Notices

You’re Welcome this Christmas...

24th Dec: 7pm Family Christmas Service

24th Dec: 11pm Midnight Service

25th Dec: 9:30am Christmas Day Service

95 Percival Street, Rangiora |www.stpetersoftherock.church

SOCIAL HOUSING

Currently we have Social Housing facilities in Cheviot, Waikari, Hanmer

Springs and Amberley.

If you think you may qualify for one of these units and are considering it as a

possibility,weencourage you to contact us sooner rather than later.

Information about Letting, andApplication forms, areavailable at:

www.hurunui.govt.nz/services/community-facilities/social-housing/

or by contacting HurunuiDistrict Council,

ph 03 314 8816 or email property@hurunui.govt.nz

Areminder: The main office will be closed from Thursday December 24,

2020, 3pm,and re-openingonTuesdayJanuary5,2021, 8.30am.

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

What the Bible says about FAITH –HOPE –LOVE:

“These things will last forever –faith, hope and

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1Corinthians 13:13

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The Management and Staff at North Canterbury News

wish the North Canterbury community avery

MerryChristmas and aHappy NewYear.

Thank you to our wonderful advert rtisers, readers and deliverers for your

continued support

throughout 2020. We’re looking forw rward to continuing to

connect and inform you all in 2021.

The Nort rth Canterbury News office is closed and will re-open

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TheManagementand and Staff at North

CanterburyNews wishtheNorth

Canterbury communityaveryMerry

Christmasand andaHappyaHappy NewYear.

Thankyoutoour wonderfuladvertisers,

readers anddeliverers for your continued

support throughout 2020. We’re looking

forward to continuing to connectand

inform youall in 2021.

Last Issue2020: 22nd December

FirstIssue2021: 14th January

Forall urgent enquiries, please emailthe

ManagingEditor:

robyn.bristow@ncnews.co.nz

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requirements and agreed km allowance and less remediation costs) which will be applied to your nal balloon payment. Terms and conditions apply. Excludes all lease and some eet purchasers. Ooer available

on eligible vehicles ordered and delivered by 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts. Nissan reserves the right to vary, extend or withdraw this ooer. Not available in conjunction with any other ooer.

RANGIORA NISSAN, 321 High Street, Rangiora

Ph: 03 941 3175

www.rangioranissan.co.nz

rangioranissan.co.nz

RANGIORA MOTORGROUP

HolidayOpening hours:

Closing 2pm Thursday 24 th December,

Re-opening 10am Monday 28 th December.

Closing 2pm Thursday 31 st December,

Re-opening 10am Monday 4 th January.

RANGIORA MITSUBISHI

321 High Street, Rangiora | 03941 3175 | rangioramitsubishi.co.nz

10 year /160,000kmPowertrain Warranty(whichever comes

first)(nontransferable). 5year/130,000kmNew Vehicle

Warranty(whichever comesfirst)(nontransferable).

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