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Stopbank closed

to vehicles

Vehicle accessdenied... FernsideresidentNevin Toppbehindone of the gateserected by Environment Canterburytoprevent vehicleaccess to asectionofthe gravel road on the stopbank

running parallel to Rangiora Airfield.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

By SHELLEY TOPP

EnvironmentCanterbury has closed

vehicleaccess to the gravelroad on the

stopbank parallel to RangioraAirfield.

The closure, whichispermanent,

followed complaintsaboutdust.Also,

parts of the stopbank were being

damaged by four­wheel­drive vehicles

and motorbikes.

ECan’smanagerofriverengineering,

Leigh Griffiths,says the stopbanks form a

lineofcritical infrastructure that protect

Rangiora,Kaiapoi, Woodend,Waikuku

and nearby areasfrom breakoutflood

flows from theAshleyRiver.

Althoughthe stopbank was previously

openfor the public to drive on, ‘‘it should

not be considered aroad,oramanaged or

paper road,and liesfully within

Environment Canterbury managed land’’,

she says.

‘‘Allowingcars to drive alongthe tops of

these banksundercontrolledconditions

is safe.

‘‘However, banks suchasthese have

beensubject to considerabledamage by

users of four­wheel­drive vehicles and

motorbikes intentionallydrivingupthe

sides of thesestructures.’’

Gateswere initially installedonthe

stopbanklastNovember to prevent

vehicle access. However, thegates were

intentionally damaged by four­wheeldrive

vehicle users trying to accessthe

stopbank. Large concreteblocks have

nowbeen placed behindthe gates to

prevent vehicleaccess.

Thearea is stillopen to the public for

walking, runningand cycling.

Environment Canterburyhas also

fenced off thenearby Groyne 2area,

which has been significantlydamagedby

four­wheel­drivevehicles withrepair

work expected to cost$10,000 and likely

to takeaweektocomplete.

‘‘Thisdamage can seriouslyimpact the

structural integrityofgroynes andbanks,

which increases theirchanceoffailure

whentheyare mostneeded,’’ Ms Griffiths

says.

Vehicle useofthe stopbank was also

causing high dust levels, whichgenerated

complaints fromairfield users.

ECan, working withthe airfield,

planted 1200pittosporums alongthe

airfield sideofthe stopbankfencelast

Octobertoimprove the dustsituation.

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Landowners air mataitai worries

By SANDRA TAYLOR

More than 45,000 hectares of private land has

been caught up in three mataitai reserves

declared in the Kaikoura and Conway areas,

affecting the ability of landowners to use the

waterways on their property.

Agroup of affected landowners are concerned

about what they perceive as alack of

consultation over the placing of the mataitai

reserves and the restrictions they place on their

use of waterways on their land, and potentially,

the land surrounding them.

They are now seeking ajudicial review of the

three mataitai and are asking for help with the

cost of the process, estimated to be $60,000 to

$80,000.

Mataitai allow for customary fishing areas to

be protected, but the three covering the

Kaikoura and Inland Road area take in every

inland waterway and ephemeral stream, most of

which do not hold harvestable fish species and

were never customarily fished.

While the Mataitai Landowners Group

welcome the placement of mataitai over

traditional fishing and food­gathering areas,

which are typically coastal and estuarine sites,

evidence from the climate agency Niwa and

Ngai Tahu show that the mataitai include

several inland waterways that were never fished

or used for gathering food.

Aspokesperson for the landowners’ group,

Bryden Black, says the aim of the review is not

only to seek relief in terms of the extent of the

mataitai, but also to seek judicial direction to

the government with regards to consultation

processes with rural communities in the future,

to ensure consultation is meaningful.

He says the group is perturbed about the poor

consultation process carried out by the Ministry

for Primary Industries (MPI) before the

introduction of the mataitai.

“We only found out by chance that the former

minister of fisheries, Stuart Nash, had gazetted

the three mataitai in September 2018, and by

that stage it had become afait accompli.”

The group complained to Parliament’s

Regulation Review Committee early last year,

expressing concern over the “defective”

consultation process with landowners, and

encouraged the ministry to meet with the

group’s members.

“While MPI agreed to meet with us in August

to discuss our concerns, their official response

in September was that they saw no reason to

revisit any of their decisions.”

Mr Black says the mataitai can place

restrictions on the use of the waterways and

adjoining land, which would not only limit the

landowners’ enjoyment of their waterways, but it

could also affect their ability to diversify their

land businesses to include accommodation for

fishers and guided fishing.

Maitaitai questions ... A30­metre waterfall would challenge the most

determined eel, but this and the land above has been caught up in amataitai,

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Kaikoura hill country ... The country

above a30­metre waterfall has been

caught up in amataitai, although records

show the area was not atraditional fishing

or food­gathering area.

Volunteers sought for health shuttle

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Volunteer drivers are neededtohelp

keep the wheelsofthe NorthCanterbury

Health Shuttle turning.

The Amberley­basedshuttle ferries

NorthCanterbury folk to appointments

in Christchurch. It needs about24

drivers to ensure it is not aburden for

volunteers.

NancyGardner,North Canterbury

Shuttle team leader, says numbers have

dropped to 17, which means peopleare

having to drive more often.Ideally,

volunteers man the shuttletwice a

month,and organise their tripstosuit

times peopleneed to be in the cityfor

appointments.

Most drivers are in their 60s or 70s and

occasionally are not available because of

their own commitments or medical

needs.

Mrs Gardner says younger mums and

dads are either working or raising their

families, andcannot committothe role.

All volunteers aretrained in first­aid

and attend aStJohn Driving course. All

that is needed is astandard car driver’s

licence.

The shuttle does not travel north of

Amberley or west of Rangiora, but picks

up people everywhere in between.Those

further afieldcan use the shuttle if they

can make it into Amberley or Rangiora.

There is no charge,but donations are

welcome,she says. At present, the shuttle

is sponsoredbyFour Square,but anew

shuttle will be on the roadsoon thanks to

abequestfrom an Amberley resident.

‘‘A verygenerous local person has left

us anew vehicle, which is all set up and

ready to go.’’

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North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

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Mayoral ride

...

Waimakariri

Mayor Dan

Gordon, left,

was joined by

MP Matt

Doocey, fourth

from right,

councillors

and staff to test

the new direct

bus service

into

Christchurch

on Monday.

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Mayoral nod for express bus

By DAVID HILL

The mayoral car appears set

to remain in the garage,as

Dan Gordon has found a

fasterride into the city.

WaimakaririMayorDan

Gordondecided to test

Environment Canterbury’s

(ECan)new park­and­ride

service from Rangiora into

ChristchurchonMonday.

He was impressedbythe

speed of journey.

‘‘We left at 8am and we

arrived in the central city

just after8.30. It went very

quickly. Iwould encourage

peopletotrial it and see the

difference it makes.

‘‘There wasn’t any holdups

and we just sailed

through.’’

The bus followed the new

T2 passengerlane on the

new Christchurch northern

corridor, allowing for a

speedyride direct from

Rangiora intothe central

city.

Mr Gordon was so

impressedthat he plansto

use it to get to his regular

morning meetings in the city,

such as the Mayoral Forum.

‘‘It’sagood service. It’s

about reducing congestion

and Iwas reallyimpressed

with how well the service

ran.

‘‘It will work really well for

morning meetings in the

city.’’

The new service offers free

wifi to passengers, and the

service is freefor the first

two weeks,until next Friday.

The new 91 Rangiora

service runs every30

minutes from 6.30am to 8am,

with three pick­uppoints

before running direct to the

centralcity and

ChristchurchHospital.

The return journey has

five runs leavingthe city

between3.40pm and 5.40pm.

In Kaiapoi, the new 92

serviceruns between 6.40am

and 8.10am with two pick­up

points,whilereturn trips

leave between 3.45pm and

5.45pm.

Outsideofthose hours,

Waimakaririresidents can

catch the Blue Line or the 95

bus. More details are

available at metroinfo.co.nz.

The T2 passenger lane, the

left­hand lanesouthfrom

Tram Road, is available to

buses and for car pooling.

Appeal lodged over alcohol licensing decision

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The decision to deny an application for a

Thirsty Liquor bottle store in Amberley is

to be appealed.

The Hurunui District Licensing

Committeeconfirmed on Monday an

appeal had been lodged with the Alcohol

Regulatory and Licensing Authority

(ARLA).

Townill Ltd had appliedfor abottle

storeat86Carters Road.

The committeeofMayor MarieBlack,

councillorMichael Ward and former

mayorWinton Dally,reserved their

decision afterconsidering93objections,

56 of which they found valid under the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. Their

decision to deny the applicationwas

released early in December.

Concerns centredonthe adverse

impact abottle store wouldhave on the

amenity values of the planned locality,

and the proliferation of alcoholoutlets in

Amberley.

The licensing committeefoundthat

granting the application would be

contrary to the objectivesofthe Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act, in that it would not

minimise alcohol harm.

Objectors aired concernsabout the

level of alcohol­related harm in the

community, theproposed daysand hours

of operation,and the design and layout of

the business. ‘‘Put simply,the objectors

do not want anotherbottle store in their

community,’’ the decision said.

‘‘A common theme of evidence we

heard was that manycommunity­based

activitiesand services are conducted in

and around the township, being a

gathering place for locals and forminga

hub for the community.

‘‘Activities and amenities include, for

example, the parks,the library, the school

and preschools, the retail stores, the

cafes, the sportsclubs and community

groups, the churches, and the farmers

market,’’ the committeesaid.

The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing

Authority willhear theappeal. The

Hurunui District Licensing committee

willnot be involved except to provide any

information requested by the ARLA.

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It will be power to the pedals

in Rangiora this weekend as

BMX riders compete at the

BMX NZ South Island Titles.

Atotal of 260 riders from

throughout New Zealand will

compete at the event hosted

by the North Canterbury

BMX Club at its new

international­standard track.

Racing starts after the

10.30am opening ceremony

on Saturday, January 16, and

continues throughout

Sunday.

Riders will have to be at

their best on the challenging

Trent Jones­designed and

built track. It is likely to test

even the top riders in the

country.

Jones, aprofessional rider

Labour of love ... Volunteers

work on track fencing.

and Rio Olympian, has been

involved in track builds

around the world.

The project was his first

full demolition and rebuild

project.

Ahuge amount of voluntary

time has also gone into

preparations from BMX

enthusiasts locally and

across Canterbury.

The club had to raise

$100,000 to have the track and

spectator viewing areas built.

Support from the

Waimakariri District

Council, Trust Aoraki, the

Rangiora Lions Club,

MainPower, the Rata

Foundation, South Trust,

Coffee Culture, and the

Schmidt Memorial Trust

helped with the build.

Immediate past­president

Aaron Clark says the

exhilarating speed and sheer

excitement of the

competition will provide

great entertainment for

spectators.

The event will have an

emphasis on family as

competitors vie for titles.

President Mike Smart, who

is also track manager, often

took holidays to work at the

track. He would spend up to

20 hours aweek.

He had ateam of helpers,

but often he was at the track

alone, toiling to ensure the

project was ready on time

and that it met the high

standard needed to host the

event.

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What aview ... Lake Sumner’s new toilet is nestled at the head of the lake, at Home

Bay.

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Outhouse provides

picturesque perch

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Atoilet with one of the country’s most

picturesque outlooks is open for

business.

The toilet, nestled at the head of

Lake Sumner in North Canterbury’s

high country, has been built to meet

the needs of anglers, hunters,

trampers and boaties.

It is located in beautiful Home Bay,

apopular spot to fish the Hurunui

River delta or troll by boat.

It is also on the increasingly popular

Te Araroa Trail, which has thousands

of visitors each year.

The genesis of the project arose

from landowners’ concerns around

human waste in the popular spot.

The toilet was installed by the

Department of Conservation and the

landowner, and was ready in time for

the busy summer holiday season.

Fish &Game put $3000 toward the

project, using funds from its nonresident

licence revenue.

Non­resident overseas anglers are

charged an additional fee on their

fishing licence to help fund projects

such as the loo.

Fish &Game officer Tony Hawker

says it is great that the money can go

into asmall but effective piece of

infrastructure to manage the effects of

visitors at such apicturesque spot.

‘‘Fish &Game are glad that the

landowner came to us, and were open

to asolution that enabled continued

Prime spot ... The new loo is located at

apopular part of the lake, and close to Te

Araroa Trail.

public access to this picturesque

spot.’’

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Rangiora BoroughSchool

principal, Alan John

Sutton, was remembered

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gentleman, who showed

his love throughactions

more than words, at a

service for him in

Rangiora on Tuesday.

Ahugecrowd attended

to celebrateMrSutton’s

life, after he died

suddenly on January 3

while on holiday in

Ashburton.

The servicewas

conducted by celebrant

Mary Mason and held at

Lamb and Hayward’s

Rangiora chapel. It was

live streamedtoinclude

eulogies fromMrSutton’s

son Dean, in London,and

his sister Heather,in

Alan Sutton

California. Mr Sutton’s

brothers, Geoff and David

also gave eulogies at the

service alongwith others.

Rangiora Borough

School staff, pupilsand

theirfamilies performed

awaiata in the chapelat

the end of the service.

Outside the school’s

kapahaka group

performed ahaka and a

large groupofprincipals,

teachers and Ministry of

Educationofficials

formed aguard of honour

for Mr Sutton as the

hearse leftthe chapel.

Mr Suttonhad been

principal andpreviously

deputy principalof

Rangiora Borough School

for more than 20 years.

The doorsofthe school

hallwere openedlast

weekfor thosewishing to

leave flowers or

messages.

He is survived by his

wife, Jill,and his son,

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In the Electoratewith

MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

Authorised by MattDoocey,Level1ConwayLane,188 High Street,Rangiora.

Is it time to plan for

anew high school?

Ihope you all enjoyed the summer

break with family and friends as we

launch into the New Yearwith

renewed energy.

We all hope it will be less disruptive

than 2020.

Iamlooking forward to working hard

with you to ensure we have the

opportunities we need to thrive as a

community.

One of the issues Iwill be raising with

our communities in the Waimakariri is

whether ourgrowing population should

be triggering anew high school for our

district.

Over the last 10 years we have

experienced alarge increase in

population growth.

Future modelling shows this is

expected to continue, and even

accelerate. It’s not uncommon for

parents to raise this as an issue with

me.

As we look to continuing growth

on the eastern side of the electorate,

with our community looking at anew

town centre plan for Ravenswood, it

poses the question as to why wedon’t

factor in anew high school as part of

this new town centre strategy.

Our schools do awonderful job and I

always get good feedback about our

current three high schools. However,

part of anyfuture planning should be

ensuring that we keep our reputation

for academic excellence by futureproofing

our schools to prevent them

from growing to asize that would

impact on thelearning opportunities

and wellbeing of our studentsand

teaching staff.

Iwill be meeting with the Ministry of

Education and our high school

principals, as wellasour primary

school principals and school

communities, to hear their feedback on

whether we need anew high school.

Iappreciate all input in this

important discussion that we will be

having as acommunity.

Based on the feedback Ireceive, if

thereisenough support, my plan is to

meetwith the Education Minister to

advocate for anew high school.

If you have any thoughts on the issue,

please do raise them with me through

my offices. Ilook forward to some

robust discussions.

Councillors to consider LTP

Covid­19 recovery, the RangioraCivic

Precinct and library,climate change and

threewatersare set to feature in the

Waimakariri District Council’s LongTerm

Plan (LTP).

With deliberationsset to beginon

January 26, strategy and engagement

manager Simon Markham says staffhave

been given aclear message from

councillors when it comestorates.

‘‘I think it’s fair to say there’s astrong

direction from the council that it needsto

be lower.’’

Last year’sratesrise was reduced to 1.5

percent after the lockdown, but he expects

this year’s rise will be closer to the 4or5

percent signalledinthe 2018/28LTP.

Mr Markham says the council is striving

for abalancebetween keeping rates down,

meeting infrastructure needs and stimulating

economic activity after Covid­19.

‘‘We havetofactorininflation, the

earthquake loan and the (MainPower)

stadium loan, so thatbuilds acoupleof

percent before you start.’’

Covid­19 recovery will dominate. ‘‘It’s

easy to fallinto afalse sense of security

that we are out of the woods,while

unemployment remains relatively low in

the district. But we don’t knowwhat’s

aroundthe corner so we needtoconsider

what we can do to support businesses.’’

Capital works projects committedtoin

the LTP include contributions to the three

watersprojectsand the Kaiapoi stormwater

project, which have received

stimulus and shovel­ready state funding.

The RangioraCivic Precinctrefurbishment

was scaledback lastyear,but willbe

revisited, along with aRangioraLibrary

extension signalledinthe last LTP.

Councillorswill deliberate on the draft

LTP on January 26 to 28, ahead of public

consultation from March 6.

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Aheartfelt farewell

to afine principal

Happy NewYear! Ihopeyou hada

relaxing Christmas andachancefora

break overtheholiday period.

Ihaveenjoyed the time connecting with

family andfriends andbeing around our

community.Itwas pleasantgoingonsome

walks andvisiting thebeach.

Weare fortunateinWaimakariri.From

themountains to the sea, we really do

have it all here.

There has been somesad news. LongservingRangioraBorough

School

principalAlanSuttondiedsuddenlylast

week.

Alan, withmorethan 20yearsofservice

to theschool,was amuchloved and

respected principal. Alan wasafineman

andanexcellent principal. Ienjoyed

working with him. He willbesadly

missed.

IamthinkingofAlan’s family, the

teachers,staff, students, board of trustees

andfamiliesofthe school at thissad time.

Inthe lead­up to Christmas,Ienjoyed

attendingseveralschoolprizegivings. I

wasimpressedbyall ourschools,

especially with thechallengingyear we

have had andtohearhow well students

areachieving withtheir education.

During the past yearIhaveenjoyed

visiting several schools to keepintouch

with theirchallengesandhow we can

support each other.Weare well servedby

excellent schools, outstanding principals,

teachers andboardsoftrustees, with

dedicated parents giving up theirtime to

support therunningofour schools.

Ourschools play an important role and

areatthecentreofour community.We

arefortunate to havetalented and

dedicated peoplecommittedtothe

educationofour youngpeople.

This week Iwentonone of thefirst runs

of the newexpressbus serviceinto

centralChristchurch.

The firsttwo weeksare free for

residentstotry thisservice.

There are severalpark­and­ride

locations forresidentstoleavetheir car

andcatch abus.Coupled with the new

northern corridor,thenewexpressbus

serviceand park­and­ride areagamechangerfor

Waimakariri commuters.

It providesagreatopportunity for

peopletoconsider the choicesavailable

forthe commuteinto Christchurch.

It is an excellentservice and, if you are

able, Iencourageyou to use it.

For more details, andtoalsofind out

about theT2carpooling lanesonthe new

northern corridor,checkout metroinfo.

co.nz

It is great toalsosee peopleusingthe

newcycle lane on the Waimakariri

Bridge.Ihearpositive feedbackfrom

those enjoying thissafenewway of

cyclinginto the city.

All thesenew projects have beenthe

result of asuccessful partnership

betweenour council, the NewZealand

TransportAgency,Environment

Canterburyand theChristchurchCity

Council.

Itismost satisfying that we nowhave

these opportunitiesavailable after many

years of planning.

Itisgoingtobeabusy yearfor the

council.Welook forwardtothe

challenges and opportunities, and

working hard foryou.

Iwelcome contactfromanyone who

needshelp or hasanissue theymaywant

to discuss.Emailmayor@wmk.govt.nz or

phone(021) 906437. I’m here to help.

Call for slower speeds around rural schools

RuralWomen NewZealand (RWNZ)

wantsspeedlimits around rural schools

to be lowered.

“RWNZhas longheld the view that

speedlimits past rural schools are too

high because it puts ourchildren and

families at riskofserious injury or even

worse, death,’’ its education convenor,

Malvina Dick, says.

‘‘TheGovernment’s Road to Zero

Strategy is astart, with an upperlimitof

60kmh past rural schools,’’ she says.

However, RWNZbelievesthis is still

too high. It would liketosee the speed

limit past rural schools loweredto40kmh

—the same as for urbanschools. It would

also likesignsonbuses warningpassing

drivers to travel at 20kmh if the bus is

stationary, as well as flashing lights when

slowing to drop off or pickupchildren.

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

This

Week

Sun

Fishing

Guide

Moon

Wind

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

3

2

1

Ok

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 20

Rise 6:06am

Set 9:08pm

Best

Times

1:58am

2:27pm

Rise 6:34am

Set 10:10pm

Moderate NE

strengthening

Ok

Rise 6:07am

Set 9:08pm

Best

Times

2:54am

3:21pm

Rise 7:44am

Set 10:47pm

Moderate Sturning

SE

Ok

Rise 6:09am

Set 9:07pm

Best

Times

3:47am

4:11pm

Rise 8:53am

Set 11:18pm

Gentle SE becoming

moderate E

Ok

Rise 6:10am

Set 9:06pm

Best

Times

Rise 10:00am

Set 11:44pm

Moderate SE turning

E

Rise 6:11am

Set 9:06pm

Rise 6:12am

Set 9:05pm

Rise 6:14am

Set 9:05pm

Moderate SW

becoming fresh SE Moderate S Fresh S

E0.8 mincreasing

E1.0 mturning

NE 0.8 m

to 1.4 m NE 1.4 m E1.4 m E1.1 m

S

S1.0 m

3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9

4:35am

4:57pm

Good

Best

Times

5:19am

5:41pm

Rise 11:05am

Good

Best

Times

6:02am

6:22pm

Set 12:05am

Rise 12:08pm

Good

Best

Times

6:43am

7:03pm

Set 12:27am

Rise 1:09pm

0

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows

Waimakariri 6:18am 2.6 12:00am 0.4 7:10am 2.5 12:53am 0.4 8:00am 2.5 1:43am 0.4 8:50am 2.4 2:32am 0.5 9:38am 2.3 3:20am 0.5 10:26am 2.3 4:08am 0.6 11:13am 2.2 4:57am 0.7

Mouth

6:39pm 2.4 12:34pm 0.4 7:32pm 2.3 1:25pm 0.4 8:25pm 2.3 2:15pm 0.5 9:15pm 2.3 3:03pm 0.5 10:04pm 2.2 3:52pm 0.6 10:52pm 2.2 4:40pm 0.6 11:38pm 2.1 5:28pm 0.7

Amberley 6:18am 2.6 12:00am 0.4 7:10am 2.5 12:53am 0.4 8:00am 2.5 1:43am 0.4 8:50am 2.4 2:32am 0.5 9:38am 2.3 3:20am 0.5 10:26am 2.3 4:08am 0.6 11:13am 2.2 4:57am 0.7

Beach

6:39pm 2.4 12:34pm 0.4 7:32pm 2.3 1:25pm 0.4 8:25pm 2.3 2:15pm 0.5 9:15pm 2.3 3:03pm 0.5 10:04pm 2.2 3:52pm 0.6 10:52pm 2.2 4:40pm 0.6 11:38pm 2.1 5:28pm 0.7

6:27am 2.6 12:09am 0.4 7:19am 2.5 1:02am 0.4 8:09am 2.5 1:52am 0.4 8:59am 2.4 2:41am 0.5 9:47am 2.3 3:29am 0.5 10:35am 2.3 4:17am 0.6 11:22am 2.2 5:06am 0.7

Motunau 6:48pm 2.4 12:43pm 0.4 7:41pm 2.3 1:34pm 0.4 8:34pm 2.3 2:24pm 0.5 9:24pm 2.3 3:12pm 0.5 10:13pm 2.2 4:01pm 0.6 11:01pm 2.2 4:49pm 0.6 11:47pm 2.1 5:37pm 0.7

6:29am 2.6 12:11am 0.4 7:21am 2.5 1:04am 0.4 8:11am 2.5 1:54am 0.4 9:01am 2.4 2:43am 0.5 9:49am 2.3 3:31am 0.5 10:37am 2.3 4:19am 0.6 11:24am 2.2 5:08am 0.7

Gore Bay 6:50pm 2.4 12:45pm 0.4 7:43pm 2.3 1:36pm 0.4 8:36pm 2.3 2:26pm 0.5 9:26pm 2.3 3:14pm 0.5 10:15pm 2.2 4:03pm 0.6 11:03pm 2.2 4:51pm 0.6 11:49pm 2.1 5:39pm 0.7

6:22am 2.0 12:00am 0.3 7:16am 1.9 12:55am 0.3 8:08am 1.9 1:48am 0.4 8:59am 1.9 2:40am 0.4 9:49am 1.8 3:30am 0.4 10:38am 1.7 4:20am 0.5 11:26am 1.7 5:09am 0.5

Kaikoura 6:45pm 1.8 12:40pm 0.3 7:40pm 1.8 1:34pm 0.4 8:32pm 1.7 2:26pm 0.4 9:23pm 1.7 3:17pm 0.4 10:12pm 1.7 4:06pm 0.5 11:01pm 1.7 4:54pm 0.5 11:48pm 1.7 5:40pm 0.5

*Not for navigational purposes. Wind and swell are based on apoint off Gore Bay. Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa. www.ofu.co.nz www.tidespy.com Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

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Aconvoy of carswill travel down

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before heading back along to the Rangiora

showgrounds via Lineside Road.

About 250 cars will be on the preweekend

warm­up cruise, with about 2000

cars expected on show on Saturday and

Sunday.

Craig saysvisitors areinfor atreat this

year, withthe event lucky to have Martin

Bennett’s ‘‘Uncertain T’’ at the event,

which willbeits only South Island

appearance.

It is atributecar honouring atop

American show vehicle thattouredthe

show circuitsome 55 years ago.

Monogrammodels built a1/24th kit set

of the car, which went on to be its topselling

model.

Martintook the tribute car to the United

States to competeinsix of the largest hot

rodshows. He won more than 20 trophies,

including afirst in class for the best handbuilt

hot rod at the prestigious Grand

NationalRoadster show in Pomona.

Craig encourages people who own

‘‘something different’’, or acar that is their

pride and joy,toput it on displayatno

extra cost other thanthe $20 adult gate fee.

Striking look... ChristchurchvisitorHayden Coursey inspects a1932 Ford Sedanataprevious

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Childrenunder 16 are free.

Because of restrictions on overseas

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One of the most popular activities will

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from 1.30pm.

Competition in this event gets tougher

every year, Craig says.

For those rocking the times, the

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The event will be finished in time for

the afternoon burnouts.

Craig suggests patrons bring someextra

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10 North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

Council eyes district’s

development strategy

By DAVID HILL

Abusy year is in storefortheWaimakariri

DistrictCouncilasitponders its long­term

planning vision for thedistrict.

As councillors prepare to consider the

2021/31 Long Term Plan(LTP),finishing

touchesarealso being madetothe draft

DistrictPlan.

Strategy and engagement manager

Simon Markham says the draft District

Plan, which will be released for public

consultationlaterthisyear, will set the

framework for future residential and

commercial development in the district

from town centres to rural areas.

‘‘TheproposalsintheDistrict Plan will

allow us to be more enabling forhousing

development.

‘‘We can’t pay people’s mortgages,but

wecanhelp as best wecanwithinthe

legislationtobeasagile as possible.

‘‘Forusit’saboutmaking sure wehave

as much opportunityfor thevariety in

housing sizewhichpeoplerequireaswe

can,but developerswillultimately build

whatthey thinkwillsell andneighbours

will have viewsaboutwhat they wantnext

door.’’

Despite the uncertainty of Covid­19, Mr

Markham saystherehasbeenconsiderable

interestfrombusinesseslooking to

relocate toWaimakariri,meaninggetting

theDistrictPlanrightisapriority.

‘‘There’s abiggerrisk of ashortageof

land supply than ashortageofdemand,

whichisgoodfor thelocaleconomy.’’

Waimakaririhasbeenlessaffectedby

Covid­19thanother parts ofNew Zealand

because of its lower reliance on tourism.

But alargepercentage oflocalresidents

continue to work in Christchurch, so it is

difficult to gauge the full impact, Mr

❛We can’t pay people’s

mortgages, but we can help as

best we can within the legislation

to be as agile as possible.❜

—Simon Markham

Markham says.

‘‘The percentageofthose working

outsidethe district has dropped

significantly since 2013,soweare moving

towards morejob sufficiency.

‘‘Butclearly it’s nevergoing tobalance

because we are next to the second­largest

city in the NewZealand.’’

MrMarkham says thecouncil has some

challenges ahead as it plans for the next 10

years, not onlybecause of Covid­19,but

alsothe uncertainty of climatechange and

theprospect of changes aroundthree

waters management fromcentral

government.

‘‘Threewatersmay be taken out of

councils’ hands and into themanagement

of fivelarge water entities.

‘‘We willhearmoreon thatinthe coming

months, but, for now, we are still budgeting

as if we will still have those assets.’’

The council developed anewclimate

change policy as ‘‘abroad statement of

intent’’ last year and willbeseeking

feedbackfromthe community as partof

the LTPconsultation process,Mr

Markham says.

‘‘We got apretty clear message fromthe

community survey in 2019that asignificant

majoritywereconcerned with climate

change and wanted the council to take a

lead, but we were distracted by Covid in

2020, so we need to get backtoit.’’

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Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon has

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Muslim family fromChristchurch.

Afterhearing of aracist outburst by a

shopper in Rangiora Farmers last

month, Mr Gordon reached out to offer

an apology and invited Aya Al­Umari

and her parents,Janna Adnan Ezat and

HazimAl­Umari, to afternoon tea at his

Rangiora home on Monday.

‘‘I offeredanapology to them for the

unacceptable treatmentthey received in

Rangiora afew weeks back.’’MrGordon

said.

‘‘Ayaand her parents are genuinely

lovely people who have been through so

much withthe passing of their son and

brother Hussein, who wasavictim of the

mosque shootings, andIwas humbled

thatthey found it in their hearts to

forgive the person responsible for that

dreadful incident.’’

Mr Gordon says Waimakariri is a

welcoming communityand he had

received alot of feedback from residents

appalledtohear of theincident.

‘‘The very least Icould do was show

kindness on behalf of Waimakariri’s

residents, let them know they are very

welcome in our community, and that the

behaviour that was shown was not

representativeofour districtand

people.’’

The afternoon tea was catered by Miss

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

11

MattDoocey

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Woodend had atasteof

The Netherlandsrecently.

The WaimakaririMigrants

and Newcomers Group

hostedacommunityevent

withWoodend Schoolpupils

to raise cultural awareness

about Dutch cultureand to

helppeople gainabetter

understanding of whatitis

liketobeamigrant.

The event wasattendedby

the Honorary ConsulofThe

Netherlands, Gerald van

Looy, alongwith Ngai

Tuahuriri kaumatuaDame

Aroha Reriti­Croftsand

WaimakaririMayor Dan

Gordon.

Dutch immigrant Ingrid

Rammers,who livesin

Woodend, wasonhandto

welcome thevisitors.

Mr Gordon had the taskof

announcing the prizewinnersofaspecial

‘‘Netherlandsquiz’’ and the

fundraising rafflefor

Woodend School.

‘‘Sinterklaas’’,the patron

of children,made aspecial

visit with thesupport of

Hanna Mason,aDutch

migrant.

Agroup of students

surprised Sinterklaas by

reading out poems theyhad

written especiallyfor the

occasion.

ADutch food market was

alsoset up, as well as a

display of artwork made by

Te Ngahere pupils from

Woodend School, inspired by

their recentstudy of The

Netherlands.

Visitorsalsohad the

chance to enjoyliveDutch

music,play traditionalDutch

games, and ride bikes.

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Hurunui'spool parties proving ahit

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games, and laughter in the Hurunui

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The council’scommunity team is

hosting the parties at variouspools.

All start at 11am, exceptfor Waiau,

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The pool parties beganinLeithfieldon

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

13

By SHELLEY TOPP

Acanine escapeartistwho

diced withdeath crossinga

busyhighway to join her

ownerat the pubhas hadher

wandering waysfoiled by a

new gate.

There is astrong bond

betweenJennifer Howard, an

equine coachand authorof

Cust,and her canine

companion,Millie Moppet.

Theygomostplaces

together, butwhen Millie

startedturning up at theCust

HotelwhereJennifer has a

regular coffeedate with

friends, she knewsomething

wouldhavetobedonetokeep

her littlefriendsafeathome

while shewas out.

Milliehad managed to

escapeafully enclosed

property, including three

closedgates, but clearly

somethingmore hadtobe

donetokeep the resourceful

escapeartistathome.

‘‘I couldn’t haveher

crossing thatbusy road,’’

❛Icouldn’t have her

crossing that busy

road❜

—Jennifer Howard

Jennifersaid.

She contactedher

gardener, AlanDavies, of

Mandeville, an engineerby

trade andowner of property

maintenance business Al

Mows,tosee whathecould do

to help. Alan, whohas ‘‘fixed

afew holes’’Millie made

duringprevious escapes,

knowsonly too wellhow

cleverand resourceful she is.

He recommended keeping

herconfinedto asmaller

area andmade anew,

purpose­built ornamental

steel gate to replacethe old

wooden one near thehouse

entrance.

For now, at least, the new

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keepingher confinedto

quarters.

Foiled by anew gate ... Jennifer Howard, of Cust, with her canine

escape artist Millie Moppet.

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14 North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

Perfect harmony

... Renny and

Jenny Hantler, of

Hamilton, with

their son, Jeremy,

of Tauranga,

members of

acoustic country

folk band the

Harmonic

Resonators,

performing in

concert at the

Rangiora RSA

Club last Sunday

afternoon.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

Bandresonates with localfans

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Harmonic Resonators’

‘‘matriarch’’, Jenny Hantler,

has been given ahomecoming

to remember during the

band’s knockout performance

at Rangiora’s RSA Club.

Jenny (nee Bunz), who is

from Hamilton but grew up in

Rangiora, was the band’s

special guest vocalist at last

Sunday’s show and invited her

sister, Sharon Smit, of

Redwood, on stage to sing

Pokarekare ana,afamily

favourite, with her.

The five­member North

Island­based acoustic country

folk band includes Jenny’s

husband, Renny Hantler,

their son, effervescent

frontman Jeremy, who is a

music teacher from Tauranga,

plus family friends Sharon

McIntyre and her son Ryan

McIntyre, from Morrinsville,

and Ryan Monaghan, from

Hamilton.

They were given astanding

ovation after two encores at

the end of their Rangiora

performance.

The band members’ ‘‘love of

old­school waiata’’ shines

through. They are developing

aunique Kiwi style of country

folk music by translating many

of the country songs they sing

into te reo Maori and giving

the traditional Maori songs in

their repertoire acountrystyle

infusion.

‘‘We are trying to find a

sound that is uniquely Maori,’’

Jeremy says.

‘‘We love singing songs in te

reo Maori. It is such a

beautiful language.’’

The band was formed only

18 months ago. It attracted a

large following during last

year’s Covid­19 lockdown by

performing regular live

concerts through its Facebook

page.

The band released aCDlast

April, Waiata Ngahau,which

has already sold more than

1400 copies, and topped the

year off by performing for the

Maori King at the

Turangawaewae Marae, in

Ngaruawahia, at Christmas.

Sunday’s concert in

Rangiora was organised by a

Hantler family friend, Ros

Steans, of Rangiora, as a

fundraiser for the Breast

Cancer Foundation of New

Zealand. The event raised

$3000.

Alan'slife

celebrated

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The life of Alan Burgess was

celebrated at amemorial service

at the Rangiora RSA this month.

Mr Burgess, aWorldWar 2

veteran who celebrated his 100th

birthday at Charles Upham

Retirement Village in Rangiora

last June, died on January 6.

He was the world’s oldest

surviving first class cricketer,

taking up the honour after the

deathofIndian player Vasant

Raijiinearly June last year. He

was also 100.

Mr Burgess had livedat

Charles Upham Village since

April2017.

He was aright­handed

batsman and left­arm bowler. He

played for Canterbury from 1940

to 1952, thoughthe war intervened,

affecting hisprovincial

career. He also played in the

New Zealand Services cricket

teams, and played at Lords, the

home of cricket,three times.

He joinedthe army when he

turned 21 in 1941 and servedin

Egyptand Italy as atank driver in

the Tank Brigade of the 20th

Canterbury­OtagoBattalion.

He returned to Monte Cassino

in 2004, to commemorate a70th

reunion of thosewho served.

In 1945hewas sent to England

and playedcricket with Verdun

Scottand Roger Bluntaspart of a

New Zealand Services team.

Before movingtothe village,

Alan and his wife lived at

Monck’s Spur, Christchurch.

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Enhancing Lives Together


HDC in January

The latest local news, views and announcements from the council

Meetings &

Events

January meetings

25th Hanmer Springs Community

Board. 1.00pm (Venue: The

Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library)

26th Extraordinary Strategy &

Policy Committee. 9.00am

(Venue: Council Chambers,

Amberley)

26th Cheviot Community

Committee. 6.00pm (Venue:

Cheviot Library/Service Centre)

28th Council meeting (LTP Draft

Budget). 9.30am (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberley)

January events

Brodies Rd Bridge

The Grey Burn Bridge (H21) is located approximately

8 km north of Amberley on Brodies Road. The current

22.8 mlong three span structure comprises of atimber

deck supported by timber beams seated on timber

crossheads and founded on timber piles. Due to the poor

condition of the timber structure, this bridge currently has

aposted capacity of 50% Class 1loading and is nearing

the end of its useable life. The new bridge will provide an

efficient, cost effective and modern replacement. Works

are due to take 15 weeks, weather permitting.

Smoothrun for water

Pool party at Hanmer Springs

There was agreat turn out for the Community Pool Party at

Hanmer Springs onTuesday. The sun was shining, which was

anice change from Monday's Pool Party atLeithfield where the

rain dampened things somewhat, but not enough todeter afew

brave swimmers!! These Community Pool Parties are thanks

to the Community Team here at Council, and every summer

serve as ahighlight - a good chance toget together when the

'craziness' of the festive season has subsided somewhat. We

look forward toseeing you atthe upcoming Pool Parties, at a

local swimming spot near you! Remember, Slip Slop Slap!!!

Community Pool Parties

14th

Amberley -Douglas Rd

11am-1pm

18th

Culverden -School Rd

11am -1pm

19th

Omihi -School pool

11am -1pm

20th

Hawarden -Allandale Rd

11am -1pm

21st

Waiau -Clarence St

1pm -3pm

25th

Waikari -School pool

11am -1pm

26th

Rotherham -George St

11am -1pm

27th

Waipara -School pool

11am -1pm

Free Kids' Events

At Hurunui Memorial Library

Phone 03 314 8980.

19th

Woolly Kids' Crafts with Sue Kemp.

1.30pm -3.30pm, 8-12 years.

21st

Multi Kids' Crafts with the Local

Women's Institute.

10am -12noon, 6-12years.

Thanks everyone for reporting water issues during the

festive season. Steady rain helped keep water supplies

stocked up, lowering the demand on our water networks. It

was great to see Snap Send Solve being utilised, both by

Hurunui residents and visitors. If you have anemergency

with your water, please ring us on 03 3148 816, rather than

log it on the website, as we will be able to action your

request quicker. Weare available 24 hours.

Enjoy The Road View

You will see some new road speed signs dotted around

the district from early February, when the Hurunui District

Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2020 comes into effect. These

include selected roads around Amberley, Amberley Beach,

Ashley Forest, Cheviot, Gore Bay, Culverden, Greta

Valley, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui Mouth, Leithfield,

Leithfield Beach, Rotherham, Waiau and Waipara. There

will be some cautionary speed reduction signs, eg‘50km –

In 250m’ signs before some of the new speed limit signs,

so drivers can prepare safely.

Fun

fact!

"Your Council team is

ready to go forward into

2021 with progress, there

is some exciting work

ahead within our

district."

Awordfrom your Mayor,

Marie Black

Welcome to2021, anew year always brings promise. Itrust that

we can appreciate the wealth ofopportunity weare surrounded by

–our relative safety, our peaceful community, our plentiful district.

Christmas and New Year are times for family and putting the “tools

down” for ashort period. Subsequently, your Council team isready

to go forward into 2021 with progress, there is some exciting work

ahead within our district. We have been working onthe Long Term

Plan (LTP) which is our plan for the next three years –we will

present aconsultation paper to you, seeking your feedback. This

will mean plenty of talking and listening to each other aswegather

your thoughts and views across a range of options for the

development ofHurunui. Our Community Team will be hosting a

series of community pool parties again this summer, providing

another opportunity for you to connect with your Council, your

friends and neighbours. Even if you don’t want to swim, it’s atime

to connect and collaborate.

Ehara taku toa itetoa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.

Our strength does not come from ourselves alone, our strength

derives from the many.

Hurunui is the dog capital of New Zealand it seems, boasting the most registered dogs per 1000 people in

the whole country; 421 dogs for every 1000 people, far in front of the nearest district, Southland, with 380.

Labrador Retriever, Huntaway and Border Collie are the top three most popular breeds nationwide. Total

dog numbers in Hurunui is5451, toapopulation of about 12,950 people.

Contact us :

www.hurunui.govt.nz

info@hurunui.govt.nz

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AMBERLEY BEACH SURFCASTING COMPETITION

16 North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

Many fishers hooked on surfcasting contest

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Senior fishers will have plentyatstake in

theirendeavours to lurethe big one

during theAmberleyBeach Surfcasting

Competition on Sunday, January 24.

Thereisa$1000cash prize for the

winner of the seniordivision.

This will be the 28th year that Amberley

Lionshave hosted the competition, witha

greatarray of prizes on offer.

The competition is one of the largestof

its type in the South Island,with many

repeat entries each year.

Lionsmember Simon Mather says the

organising committee is lookingforward

to measuring the samenumber of fish

caught last January, whenarecord

number werelanded.

Ashiver of sharksoff the beach thatday

meantrig wereingood supply,atweights

that took out the top prizes.

Overall, therewere 165fishers who

linedupalongthe beach.

Over the years organisers have made

few changes to the competition, which has

thrived largely because of the sponsorship

from local businessesand the commitment

of previous longstanding convenorssuch

as GeoffShier and DaveMorris.

Mr Mather says sponsorshiphas been

modified thisyear to include categories

from platinum throughtobronze.

The three platinum/principal sponsors

are McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega, Calder

Electronics and Rivers to Ranges. The

gold sponsorsare Tall Poppy Real Estate

(North Canterbury) and CanRecruit.

Mr Mather says the social aspect of the

eventcontributes to its popularity. It is a

greatfamily day out, with the club

encouraging families and childrentonot

only attend, but enter.

‘‘Allfishermen like agood yarn and here

thereare alot of like­minded peoplein

On the line ... Blythe Morris, of Woodend, with afish on the line during last year’s Amberley Beach Surfcasting Competition.

one placetotalkto. It’s an opportunity to

maybe pick up afew tips, indulge in abit

of fishing banter, have alaugh and

hopefully catchafish and secure aprize.’’

The eventhas been shifted to later in

January to get away from the hurly burly of

Christmasand New Year,and to take

advantage of the besttides.This willallow

people to catch as many fish as possibleon

the incoming tide.

In recent years, fishers have set up

gazebos and enjoyed apicnic lunch.

Fishing startsat8am and runs to 3pm.

Entry is $25 an adultand $5 for fishers

aged 5to13. Ticketsare on sale at Arthur

Burke in Amberley,RiverstoRangesin

Rangiora, andthe Fishermans’Loft in

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Lions members generally have to turn

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NEWS

Lower speed limits

under new bylaw

20 North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The brakes will be put on driversinparts

of the Hurunui District nextmonth as new

speed limits come intoeffect on several

roads to make themsafer.

* # Selected roads aroundAmberley,

Amberley Beach,Ashley Forest, Cheviot,

GoreBay,Culverden, Greta Valley,

HanmerSprings, Hurunui Mouth,

Leithfield,LeithfieldBeach, Rotherham,

Waiau and Waipara will have reduced

speeds.

Cathedral RoadinGore Bayisone

iconic route that willsee adropfrom

100kmh, to 60kmh.

The new Speed Limits Bylaw 2020,

formed by the HurunuiDistrict Council

after extensive communityconsultation,

comes into effectonFebruary 2.

Atotal of 42 submissions werereceived

on thebylaw,which thecouncil approved

in December.

Higher levelsoftrafficbecause of

urbanisation, growing tourism,or

population increases were the main

reasons people calledfor lower speeds,

along withvegetation or road conditions.

The bylaw is the byproduct of the 1600K

Project,aroadsafety­focused

collaborationbetween thecouncil and

many communitymembers.

Councilteamleader for roadingKait

Murray saysthe project,carriedout in

November2019, ledtoagreater

understanding about the issuesand

solutions neededonroads, reflected by

those who lived there.

“Itled us to understand wherepeople

thought we had some issues,and where

we could fixthemthrough physical works

which we have either had done,orwillbe

aiming to do,inthe nearfuture.’’ Speed

limit changeswere suggestedasaway to

address someofthe issues, on someroads.

Cautionary speed reduction signs, such

as ‘‘50km –In250m’’, will help motorists

adjust theirspeed accordingly.

Searching for Charlie, by Tom Scott

Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier

in the Commonwealth forces of World War 2, and could

arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. An

unassuming stock worker/valuer at the beginning of the

war, he stormed through Crete and the Western Desert,

amazing and confounding his comrades with his

exploits.

Unspeakable, by John Bercow

Unspeakable is John Bercow’s characteristically

forthright and incisive account of his unique vantage

point into British politics.

Containing verdicts on many of

the leading figures of this era,

from Tony Blair to David Cameron, Theresa May, and

Boris Johnson, Bercow explores and explains the ways

in which he has sought to democratise the business of

Parliament.

The Ratline, by Philippe Sands

This offers aunique account of

the daily life of aNazi fugitive,

the love between Wachter and

his wife, Charlotte, who

continued to write regularly to

each other while he was on the

run, and afascinating insight

into life in the Vatican and among American and Soviet

spies active in Rome at the start of the Cold War.

These titles are available in both Waimakariri and

Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent

additions to the library collection by going to the

library catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or

hurunui.kotui.org.nz, or contact your local library.

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Gypsy jazz

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Hagley College2021

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February

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Monday

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Hagley College Student Centre

Corner of Hagley Avenue and St Asaph Street

Our Enrolment Centre re-opens on January 20th at 9.00am. Please

phone them on (03) 364 5156 to find out what you need tobring.

Hagley College StartDatesandTimes 2021

Friday

29 January

Monday

1February

Tuesday

2February

Wednesday

3February

Thursday

4February

2021

21

Jan

YEAR 9

10am –Gym 2

Year 9&10HG Mihi Whakatau

andOrientation

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2.00pm –released

Year 9Orientation

Programme

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10HG at home

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8.30am Year 10

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8.30am Year 11

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Timetabled classes

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Enrolments from Thursday21st –Tuesday26thJanuary. Classes start Thursday21st

January.Pleasebookan appointmenttime via ouronline formfrom 20th Jan

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BACK TO SCHOOL

22 North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

On the beat ... Rangiora High School pupilEvie Wilmott chats to Senior constable Kim Munro,

left,and Sergeant Mel Noonan during the 2019careers expoatRangiora High School. PHOTO:FILE

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27 th -29 th of January -Office open for enquiries

1 st -2 nd of February -Teacher Only Days

3 rd of February -Y11-13 students only

4 th of February -Y1-10 students only

5 th of February -Full School Y1-13

-Mihi Whakatau 9am

School Hours 8.45am -3.00pm

Phone (03) 314 4430 •office@hurunuicollege.school.nz

Stephen Beck —Principal

Rangiora High School

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz

Start Dates for 2021

Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to the new school year.

27 January New Enrolment Day, 9.00am to 10.45am

(for all new non-enrolled students at all year levels)

28-29 January Teacher Only Days

1February First day for Years 11-13 (who return on 4February)

2February Year 9Orientation (first day for Year 9)

3February Year 9-10 Orientation (first day for Year 10)

4February First day all levels are at school (Years 9-13)

5February House Sports Day (Years 9-13)

8February Waitangi Day observance

More detailed information onour

2021 start dates is available at:

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz

Proud ofour Past -Focused on our Future

Expo achance to eye

job opportunities

By DAVID HILL

The North Canterbury Youth Futures

Expo is expected to be back at Rangiora

High School in May, after achallenging

2020.

Associate principal Paul Donnelly

says planning is on track for the expo to

be held in the school’s Rakahuri

building and hall on May 19.

‘‘It’s really important that we do that

again and Ithink it’s important that we

show students what opportunities are

out there.

‘‘The life of work for

our students will be

hugely varied, as life is,

and we have to prepare

them for that.

‘‘Education today is

not only about instilling

knowledge, but about

their capacity to cope

with change and how do

we make decisions?’’

The expo is part of a

joint initiative between

Rangiora and Kaiapoi

High Schools, the

Education and Social

Development

ministries, the

Waimakariri District

Council, Enterprise North Canterbury

and Community College North

Canterbury.

It was first held in 2019, but cancelled

last year because of Covid­19.

This year’s event will be open to all

North Canterbury youth, secondary

school students and their caregivers.

Tertiary training providers and

industry training organisations will be

present along with the various

industries and employers in North

Canterbury.

Mr Donnelly says the school has

‘‘overcome alot of challenges’’ in 2020

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We would like to wish everyone a

Happy New Year!

Our school office will be open from Monday 1 st February.

The first day backfor studentsisWednesday 3 rd February 2021 startingat8:55am.

Forall enquiries please phone the schooloffice on 3149444.

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and students back to school

with astart date of

Wednesday 3 rd February 2021.

The office will be open from

Wednesday 27 th January

from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon for

enrolments and enquiries.

Adrienne Simpson -Principal

Ph: 03 312 7808 or (0274) 430 451

Paul Donnelly

and is looking forward to the 2021 school

year.

The challenges of Covid­19 and the

lockdown had taught pupils about

resilience, self­reflection,

communication, participation,

collaboration, team work, leadership,

and developing empathy, Mr Donnelly

says.

‘‘We believe this will help them to live

better lives and prepare them for the

workplace.’’

To help support pupils, the school is

introducing Wananga Time in 2021.

‘‘It’s atime when we

will focus on the

students and look at

how they’re developing

as learners.’’

Pupils in Years 9to12

will receive four hours

of Wananga Time each

week, while the Year

13s will have two hours

aweek on top of their

usual peer support

duties with younger

pupils.

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North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Rangiora High School’s head

students completedtwo days of

leadershiptraining in

preparation for theirrolesas

peer supportleaders this year.

Boston Canton and Ella

Sparkwere selected as this

year’s head boy and head girl.

Lachlan Rennie and Callum

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Atotal of 199 students

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Aspecial welcome to all new and returning students –weare

looking forward to “Year 2” at Te MatauruPrimary!

Our office opens for 2021 on Monday 25 th January.

Our first day for all students is Wednesday 3 rd February.

Enrolment queries (in zone only) can be made through

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February 3 rd -Goal setting Interviews

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School office will be open on

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Enrolments byappointment:

Contact the school office

03 313 8521 or021 184 9344

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Accepting enrolments for 2021 from young parents

or expectant parents aged under 21 years

The on-site ELC has spaces available for children

aged 6weeks to 6years

Monday 1February 2021, 9am to3.30pm

Early Learning Centre open for new enrolments.

Transport available. Whānau welcome.

Tuesday 2February 2021, 10.30 amto12noon

Young Parents’ College enrolment for

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Ruth Robertson P: 327 8386 M: 022 074 2326

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Literacy, numeracy to the fore

By DAVID HILL

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Teaching the ‘‘base subjects’’

of numeracy and literacy

remain at the forefront as

Kaiapoi High School

prepares for another record

intake of Year 9s.

Principal Bruce Kearney

says more than 260 Year 9

pupils have enrolled for 2021,

nearly 50 more than last year.

‘‘We’ve been reflecting alot

about who we are and what

we offer.

‘‘There has been agreat

deal of push from outside

agencies to change the nature

of school; for example,

wellbeing is at the forefront

of many of those

agencies,’’ he says.

‘‘It’s acomplicated world,

but we’re trying to give them

the core skills and you can’t

get away from the fact we are

ateaching and learning

institution.

‘‘So we are going back to

what we do best but with a

modern approach.’’

Mr Kearney believes the

key to wellbeing is an

inclusive environment where

pupils are engaged in their

learning.

While the world around

them is changing, basic skills

such as spelling, grammar,

literacy and numeracy

remain essential to

developing ‘‘life­long

learners’’, he says.

‘‘Before they can start

directing their self­learning

and student­directed

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learning, we need to get on

top of those base subjects.

‘‘We are finding literacy is

becoming more and more of a

barrier to continuing their

education, so our school has a

major emphasis of doing it

through our community of

learning across our

contributing schools and

understanding our transition

steps.’’

In recent years universities

have expressed concerns at

numeracy and literacy

standards being lower than

expected, and tougher NCEA

testing has been proposed.

Mr Kearney arrived at

Kaiapoi High School in 2012

and has seen the school roll

grow from 550 pupils to more

than 900. There were just

four Year 9classes back then.

There has been growth

right through the school, with

around 75 percent of pupils

now staying on until the end

of Year 13.

Around half of Year 13

pupils went on to university,

25% to polytechs and the rest

went into ‘‘vocational

pathways’’, including local

employment, he says.

‘‘We are proud of that

because we offer pathways

that they can connect with.

We don’t assume everyone

wants to go to university.’’

As well as providing more

Year 9classes, the roll

growth has allowed the

school to recruit aspecialist

commerce teacher for the

first time, with Natalie Cox, a

Canterbury women’s

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North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

25

Education trust expands the horizons of all

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura’s education trust has

taken on alife of its own since

the November 2016 earthquake.

Te Ha oMatauranga, the

Kaikoura Education Trust, was

conceived in 2016, but it nearly

didn’t get off the ground.

‘‘We were due to make a

presentation to the Ministry of

Youth Development in

Wellington for funding in

November 2016, but then the

earthquake happened and we

never went,’’ co­ordinator

Sarah Beardmore says,

reflecting on the trust’s fouryear

story.

But they got the funding

anyway and the trust came into

being to help support young

people in the Kaikoura district

with education and

development.

Today, the trust looks after

the Kaikoura Youth Council

and offers various programmes

for young and old alike, as

funding allows.

Sarah co­ordinates the trust

alongside Vicki Gulleford, who

is also aKaikoura district

councillor.

The recent acquisition of

funding from the Mayoral Task

Force for Jobs has seen the

trust outgrow its space in the

former Kaikoura Museum

building on Ludstone Road, but

it has been donated acontainer

office by the North Canterbury

Transport Infrastructure

Recovery (NCTIR) alliance.

Funding has recently been

received to employ two parttime

digital inclusion trainers

who will be based at the

Kaikoura Library to assist

people with their technology

needs.

The trainers will assist all

ages, including parents and

over­65s, Sarah says.

‘‘There’s awhole heap of

parents who have difficulty

logging into the school internet

system to keep track of their

kids’ education.

‘‘Gone are the days of the

nice, old hard­copy newsletter.

Now it’s all digital.’’

Ayouth services contract

through the Ministry for Social

Development allows the trust to

offer after­school tutoring, a

Friday evening youth group,

tutoring for correspondence

students and helping with

pathways to tertiary study.

The Ministry of Youth

Development has provided

funding for 10 projects over the

next 12 months, including an

‘‘improvisation boot camp’’ run

by The Court Jesters from

Christchurch, which was run

recently in collaboration with

the Mayfair Theatre.

It will be followed this year by

a‘‘graffiti workshop’’ and a

series of other activities.

Sport Tasman funding has

allowed the trust to offer

rafting, camping and skiing ‘‘to

promote outdoor achievement

and build physical literacy’’.

Lifeguard training in Nelson

is also helping to prepare local

youth for jobs at the new

Kaikoura Aquatic Centre when

it opens this year.

Growing futures ... Kaikoura Community Garden volunteer Liz Alvarez works in the new garden out the back

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PHOTO: TE HA OMATAURANGA

The trust has also set up a

community garden out the back

and acommunity shed, as it

extends its services to all ages.

‘‘We have seen aresurgence

of interest in gardening since

the lockdown and people are

getting back into cooking and

gardening,’’ Sarah says.

The community shed is

always looking for volunteers to

share their woodworking and

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North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

27

Summer rain likely to alter sale dynamics

By DAVID HILL

Summer rain has changedthings

dramatically aheadofthis month’s

HawardenEwe Fair.

Stockagents expect ewe numberstobe

well down at the Hawarden Saleyards on

Friday, January 29, after lastyear’s sale

was splitover two daysbecauseofits size.

But the turnaround from the pre­

Christmas dry spell to lush,green pastures

meansthere could be somekeen interest

in bidding for ewes,despitethe global

uncertainty.

‘‘It’s changeddramatically. Canterbury

has endeduphavingapretty good

season,’’ Peter Walsh&Associates

auctioneerAllister Orchard says.

‘‘From whatIunderstandfrom the other

agents, the overall numbersare going to be

back on lastyear as we haven’t got those

largelinesofcapital stock we had last

year.

‘‘So it will put abit more demandif

there’sless numbers, but there’s alsoabit

of caution aboutatthe momentgiven the

wholeworld scene with Covid.’’

RuralLivestock Canterbury livestock

manager DonaldCooke saysCanterbury’s

ewe fairs,beginning with Hawarden, are

goingtobe‘‘a bit of unknown’’.

‘‘Anyone who was dry pre­Christmas

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‘‘But with what’s happening aroundthe

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The sale will start at 11am, with the

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NorthCanterbury pasturesare looking

lush and green afterSanta delivered

rain.

Whileholidaymakers enduredawet

Christmas,farmers spoken to by the

NorthCanterburyNews say the

unexpected rain has given them a

welcome boost.

‘‘It’s very good and it’s still giving,’’

Cheviot farmerSimon Lee says.‘‘From

late October to early December it was

dry, but we’ve agood rainover the last

fortnight or three weeks—it’s very

unusual for this timeofyear.’’

The recent rainfollowed amildAugust

whichproduced some unexpected

pasture growth at Mendip Hills Station

and set the farm up for agood season,he

said.‘‘It’s been agood growing season.

The stock are in verygood condition and

we had good lamb drafts and prime

lambsatweaning last month.’’

Federated Farmers North Canterbury

dairychairman Karl Dean saidthe rain

came at the right time, with some

farmers facing adry seasonamonth ago.

‘‘It was just getting abit drier thanwe

wouldlike.Wehaven’t had ahuge

amount of rain, so Isupposefarmers

wouldbeabit pessimisticaswe’restill

well behind the 12­month average.

‘‘People wererunningshort and

feeding out supplements in December,

but everyone is back on track with plenty

of grass.’’

Damp squib ... Hot, dry hay­making weather has been in short supply in Canterbury

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Mr Dean says his farm received 40

percent lessrain in 2020compared to a

normalyear.

Milk production was holding up

strongly, with Mr Dean’s cows tracking at

1.75kgofmilk solidsaday per cow, while

some farmers were achieving up to 1.9kg.

Federated Farmers North Canterbury

president Cam Henderson says the extra

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‘‘Apart from the rubbishbarbecue

weather, it’s been apretty goodsummer

so far.

‘‘There’s plenty of grassabout,but

there’snot the same energy in it without

the sun. People are cuttinghay, but it’s a

bit soggy,soithasn’t helped the quality.’’

Arable farmers havebeen caughtout

for theirearly­season crops,but the

timing of the rain was idealfor autumn

crops, Mr Hendersonsays.

‘‘Therewill be somepretty big yields if

the weather holds.

‘‘But the overallwater levels are still

low and the(Waimakariri) river is not

particularly high yet,soIthink everyone

isjust abit wary about irrigation.’’

Henderson to stand down at May meeting

By DAVID HILL

Cam Henderson is hoping for an

uneventful few months, after the

challenges of 2020.

The Federated Farmers North

Canterbury president is preparing to

stand down after four years in the top

job at the group’s annual meeting,

expected to be held in May.

With his second child due in April, Mr

Henderson will be hoping to avoid last

year’s experience, where he became a

dad for the first time as the country

went into lockdown.

‘‘In some ways it was good having a

quiet time, with no face­to­face

meetings and having the house to

ourselves, but this time around with a

second child we would be quite happy

to have that extra help.’’

Life has certainly changed for Mr

Henderson since he took on the role of

provincial president.

‘‘I was asingle man when Ifirst

stepped up as president and now I’m

married with asecond child on the way.

‘‘I think it’s time for someone else

with abit more energy and who is

getting more sleep to take it over.’’

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Ohoka triumphs in clash

against Cheviot Magpies

SPORT

North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

31

Darfieldand Ohoka prevailed in lowscoring

matchesinthe latest round of

country cricketduring the weekend,while

Sefton enjoyed abig win over Weedons.

The CRV Ambreed Country PremierOne

Day 2020/21competition resumed withits

firstpost­Christmas round on Saturday.

At picturesque CheviotDomain, visiting

Ohokabowled first and soonhad the

Magpies in trouble, withleft­arm paceman

Hamish Williams doing the damage at the

top of the order.

Williams picked up four crucial wickets,

as did New Zealand under­19 starRhys

Mariu, who ripped through the middlelowerorder.

ChrisBurnett was the only shining light

for Cheviot,his 65 runs off 74 balls standing

out like abeacon.

Chasing 144 to win, Ohoka got offtoa

shakystart,reduced to 20/2,with Mariu

making agoldenduck, before Will

Hamiltontook over thematch, smashing

an unbeaten 81 off 63 ballsand leading his

side to an easy seven­wicket win with 21.1

oversremaining.

Darfield prevails

AtrickywicketatMandeville produced a

tightencounter between struggling

Southbrookand apowerful Darfield side.

Southbrookwas cruising at 94/3, with

Canterbury legend Shanan Stewart (29 off

83) and keeper­batsmanGus Mowat (27off

59) grinding out adecent first­innings total.

But when they fellinquick succession,

Southbrookshuffled on to lose six wickets

for 36 runs, stuttering to 130/9inthe side’s

allotted45overs.

Even with the low score,Southbrook felt

it was in the hunt, withbattingdifficult.

Darfieldgot off to asolid start with Zak

Foulkes (13) and Nick Gilbert (18), before

Southbrookclawed its way back.

Canterbury representative Henry

Shipley got one that keptlow off promising

youngster GeorgeGunn, who snared two

wickets,and DarrynBoyle nibbled out two

more. But the damage had been doneand

Jesse Frew’s unbeaten 33 saw Darfield

claim ahard­foughtfour­wicket win.

Sefton victorious

Seftonthumped Weedons after

amassing 261/7inits 45 overs, with

contributions through the order and every

batsman showing aggressive intent.

The bigtotal was too much forWeedons,

which fell almost 100runs short.

Lincoln had thebye while the last

fixture of the round was abandoned due to

awater­logged pitch at Pearson Park.

Oxford, at the base of the Canterbury

foothills, saw more rainthanmost of the

regionlast week,and although club

volunteerscovered the main oval block,

the 50 to 60mm of rain that fellproved too

much, sneaking under the covers at one

end, makingitunplayable.

Short scorecards:

Cheviot 143 (C Burnett 65, SBurnett 21;

HWilliams 4/18,RMariu4/18) lost to

Ohoka 144/3 (W Hamilton 81no, H

Fitzpatrick26no;CBurnett3/14).

Southbrook 130/9 (S Stewart29, GMowat

27; JFrew3/17, ZFoulkes3/21, LFoulkes

2/18) lost to Darfield 133/6 (J Frew 33no; D.

Boyle 2/6,GGunn 2/16).

Sefton261/7(CWarner48, LTaylor 45, M

Smith 34,MCampbell32no, THarrison 23,

NGranger22; JRichards2/34, CRobson

2/50) beat Weedons 170.

Oxford­Rangiora vs Leeston­

Southbridge: Matchabandoned.

Bridge competition

results for 2020

Rangiora Bridge Club

competition results for

2020:

Saturday afternoon

Thomaspairs: Colleen

Adam and Joan Lloyd.

Oxford pairs: Liz Duke and

David Rainey.

Grey pairs: David and Fern

McRae.

Pocock pairs: Linda

Hanham and Dawn

Simpson.

Monday afternoon

Rimu pairs senior: Jan

Roose and Judith Driver.

Rimu pairs junior: Helen

Phillipsand Pam

McAllister.

Rata pairs senior:Gaynor

Hurfordand Jeanette

Chatterton

Rata pairs junior: Phillipa

Watkins and Noeline

Goodgame.

Individual senior: Mary

Warren.

Individual junior:

Adrienne Lamb.

Presidents senior: David

McRae.

Presidents junior: Noeline

Goodgame.

Overall individual senior:

Gaynor Hurford.

Overall individual junior:

Helen Phillips.

Mixed teams: Helen

Phillips, Joyce Gray,Pam

McAllister and Junette

McIntyre.

Wednesday evening

Premier pairs senior: Jack

BRIDGE

Lyon and Ken Johns.

Premier pairs junior: Nigel

Tapper and Brian

Presland.

Plate pairs senior: Diane

Findlay and Darcy Preston.

Plate pairs junior:

Christine Miller and Alison

MacDonald.

Individual senior: Sarah

Waldron.

Presidents senior:Richard

Luisetti.

Presidents junior:Nita

Sheasby.

Overall individual Senior:

GaynorHurford.

Open teams: Sue McIlroy

Dave Tocker, Shirley

Symns and Jack Lyon.

Most improved player:

Veronica Hall.

Junior night

Best improved junior, two

years: Anne Bagrie.

Tuition Cup, one year: John

Kennedy.

Junior overall pairs: Gavin

Dunnett and Noel Langdon.

Anniversary pairs

Overall: Linda Joyce and

ColleenAdam.

Senior: Diane and Andrew

Findlay.

Intermediate: Carole

Anderson and Jeanette

Joyce.

Junior: Phillipa Watkins

and Pam McAllister.

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What’s happening in your

community…

Good News for Waimakariri Commuters

Earlier this week, Park &Ride facilities opened

in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, with new bus services

providing adirect route into the city using the new

northern motorway.

As an added bonus the first two weeks of travel on

the direct buses will be free.

For those that need to travel by car, the T2 lanes

on the Christchurch northern motorway will be

open for those carrying two ormore people.

For anyone who is feeling energetic, there’s

the new shared path alongside the motorway

providing asafer link between the Waimakariri and

Christchurch for cyclists.

Together, the new options make it easier for

commuters to bike, bus, drive orcar pool.

Direct Buses

Four bus services in the morning, called 91

Rangiora –City direct and 92 Kaiapoi –City

direct, will take passengers from Park &Ride

locations to key hubs within central Christchurch

without stopping.

Theseservices offer freeWIFI andare expectedto

provideafaster busoptionthan previouslyavailable.

Direct services are aimed at commuters and

will run Monday to Friday at peak times, with

four trips in the morning to the central city, and

five afternoon trips back to the Park &Rides.

Timetables are available at metro.co.nz.

Northern Motorway T2 Lanes

The T2 lanes can be used by vehicles with

two ormore people in them, as well as buses

and motorcycles.

Carpooling saves moneyandismoreenvironmentally

friendly than driving alone. It can cutfuel and

parking costs, whilereducing congestion and harmful

emissions. Car or bus passengerscan also put their

commutingtime to betteruse.

Find out more about T2 lanes at nzta.govt.nz/letsride

Park &Ride

Park &Ride facilities provide between 40-100

carparks with lighting, security cameras and

facilities for secure bike storage. Parking is free.

There are three Park &Ride sites in Rangiora –

Northern on River Road, Central on White Street

and Southern on South Belt. The two sites in

Kaiapoi are Central on Charles Street and Southern

on Wrights Road.

The bike storage facilities at each site are easy to

use –cyclists should open the main door using the

black handle, slide open the top for easy access,

slide their bike into place and close up the cage.

Users will need to provide their own padlock to

lock the cage.

Find out more about Park &Ride facilities at

waimakariri.govt.nz/parkandride

Canterbury Kennel Cough Outbreak

Dog owners are being asked to take care around

dog parks and public areas as an outbreak of

kennel cough spreads across Canterbury.

The disease is highly contagious and commonly

spread in areas where dogs socialise, such as dog

parks, boarding kennels and beaches. While it’s

not usually aserious threat to healthy dogs, it can

cause problems for older canines.

Local vets have noticed an increase in cases

over the holiday period, including dogs that have

been vaccinated. While vaccination covers the

most common strains of kennel cough and can

help minimise the impact of others, it does not

guarantee complete protection.

Council dog parks remain open, however warning

signage is in place to alert pet owners to the risk.

Owners should not let their dogs use the shared

water bowls and may want to consider finding

alternatives to dog parks and other popular

outdoor areas until the outbreak eases.

Dog owners should contact their veterinarian for

further health advice.

We’ve developed adraft Cemetery

Policy to guide how Council cemeteries

are managed day-to-day and want to

hear what you think.

It covers things like:

ABOUT CEMETERIES

• Installation andmaintenance of memorial

headstones

• Gravedecoration

• Gravesiteand cemetery maintenance

• Reservation of ashes or burial plots

Shareyour thoughts. FeedbackisopenFriday

15 January to Monday 15 February 2021.

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Pool Closure

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is currently

closed for scheduled maintenance.

Whilethere’s nogood timetoclose the pool, the

holidays aretraditionally ourquietest time. This

closureallowsustocarryout maintenance,make

repairsand keepour facility ingreatshapeforyears

to come.

Dudley Park AquaticCentre in Rangiora is available

forswimming during thistime.

The Learn to Swim pool reopens on the

16 January, with the rest of the facility

available from 6February.

Good Street Reserve, Rangiora

waimakariri.govt.nz/aquatics

Neighbourhood

Barbeques

Come and join your neighbours for aBBQ.

Baker Park, Kaiapoi

Karen Eastwood Park, Pegasus

Pink Elephant Park, Rangiora

Gladstone Park, Woodend

Arlington Park, Rangiora

21 January 5-7pm

28 January 5-7pm

11 February 5-7pm

18 February 5-7pm

25 February 5-7pm

4March 5-7pm

All ages welcome, for these free nights of fun.

Check theevents website link belowfor any cancellation details.

Find out more information here:

waimakariri.govt.nz/community/community-initiatives/

neighbourhood-events


NEWS AND CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

33

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Busy spell ... Coopers Catch owners Jason and Natasja Hill prepare some batter. The staff of the fish and

chip shop, which won the naming rights to Eden Park for aweek in the lead­up to last October’s Auckland

Bledisloe Cup rugby test, worked long hours to meet demand over the Christmas holidays.

Kaikoura abuzz as locals

rediscover their backyard

By DAVID HILL

Kaikouraisfeeling the love as

Kiwisrediscover the summer

holiday destination.

Tourist operators haveenjoyed

abusy Christmas period as New

Zealanders flocked to the town,

many for the first time.

WhiteMorph Motor Inn ownermanager

John Arbuckle sayshis

accommodation has been full as

Aucklanders and Christchurch

residents cameindrovesin

search of adventure.

‘‘WhaleWatch seems to be the

main attraction, weather

permitting.

‘‘Most of our guests have got

out, but there’s been the odd one

who missed out due to the

weather.

‘‘There’salot of New

Zealanders who havenever been

to Kaikoura before and we’ve had

alot of older New Zealanders

who said theyactually wished

they had come sooner.’’

But forward bookings are a

challenge, as Kiwis ‘‘tend to wing

it’’ when it comes to planning

ahead, Mr Arbuckle says.

‘‘Oneminute we haven’t got any

bookings and the next we are

nearly full.

‘‘We are down,but nowhere

Stephanie Lange

near as down as Iinitially

thought we wouldbe.’’

The Christmas holiday period

was wetter than normal,but

KaikouraMuseummanager

StephanieLange is not

complaining.

‘‘We consider ourselves to be

an all­weathervenue,but we do

tend to do betteronarainy day.

‘‘There’s been lotsoffamilies

coming through, which has been

really nice.

‘‘It alwaysbringsthe museum

to life whenthere’s children

around.’’

She saidwhile the town had

been busy overthe holiday

period, businesses will notice the

difference when school goes

back,‘‘as that’s when the

international tourists were at

theirpeak’’.

Cooper’s Catch Fish’n Chips

became famous when it won the

naming rights for Auckland’s

Eden Park during last year’s

Bledisloe Cup rugby test, and

ownerJason Hill says his staff

worked long hourstomeet

demand over theChristmas

holidays.

‘‘We’ve experienced apretty

good busyness. It’s beenonapar

with otheryears, but ourbiggest

problem has been staffing.

‘‘We haveagood basestaffof

locals and in the busy season we

normally bringinpeople on

working holidayvisas. We usually

have them untilApril.’’

New Zealanders’ dininghabits

are also different fromEuropean

visitors,meaningCooper’s Catch

has streamlined itsoperation,

returning to its advertised

opening hours of 9am to 8.30pm.

‘‘Normally, we would be busier

with tourists and we used to open

from 8.30am throughuntil

midnight, but we’ve goneback to

our officialclosing time of 8.30pm

and some nights we stayed open

until10pm.’’

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Warning over kennel cough

Dog ownersare being askedtotake care

around dog parks and public areas as an

outbreak of kennel cough spreads across

Canterbury.

Waimakariri District Council

greenspace officer MikeKwant sayslocal

dog parks remainopen, but warningsigns

are being installed about the risk.

“We ask people to take afew simple

precautions suchasisolating unwell pets

at home, practicing socialdistancing

between dogsand not using the shared

waterbowls.”

He says dog ownersshould consider

alternatives to dog parksand popular

outdoor areas until the outbreak eases.

“Probably the safest option at the

moment is to walk yourdog on aleash

aroundyour localneighbourhood.”

Kennelcough,orcanine infectious

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andcommon in New Zealand. While not

usually aseriousthreat to healthy dogs, it

cancause problems for older canines.

The disease is oftenspread wheredogs

socialise, such as dog parks, boarding

kennelsand beaches.

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CLASSIFIEDS

34 North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

SALE BY TENDER:

30–32 Mountainview Road,

Culverden

Hurunui District Council invites tenders for the

property 30-32 MountainviewRoad, Culverden.

All tenders shall be made in accordance with

the Particulars and Conditions of Tender for the

purchase of the Property, and the Tender Form

which can be found under Public Notices on

Hurunui District Council website, www.hurunui.

govt.nz,orphone Council 03 3148 816.

Tender Closing Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Tender Acceptance Date: Friday 2April 2021

Settlement Date: Friday 16 April 2021

*

Viewingopportunities will be available,

by appointment.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

J & R Restaurant Ltd

has made application

to the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora

for the issue of renewal of

an On Licence in respect

of the premises situated at

257 High Street known as

Nom Nom Kitchen.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Restaurant.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended

to be) sold under the

licence are Monday to

Sunday 12pm to 11pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than15working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the sale and supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

2337676v1

CLEARANCE

SALE

101McHughsRd,Mandeville

Friday15th&

Saturday16thJanuary

10am-1pm

Household,coffeemachine,

paintings,microwave/grill,

gardenstatues, pots&tools,

powertools,compressor,

cateringequipmentetc

2346377

Public Notices

Speed limits bylaw and register 2020

The Hurunui District Council has reviewed and adopted the speed limits bylaw and register 2020. This bylaw sets

legally enforceable speedlimits for roads in the Hurunuidistrict. The register is arecord of thespeeds set.

The new speed limits will comeinto force on 2February2021whenthe bylaw and register become operative.

Roads affected by speed limit changes

Pleasenote only parts of someofthe roadslisted are affected by new speeds.Further detailiscontained in the Bylaw

and Register and on the Council website.

•Amberley Beach Road

•Argelins Road

•Barron Avenue

•Cathedral Road

•Chisholm Crescent

•Church Road

•Clarence Valley Road

WarMemorial Hall

1AlbertStreet, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 1–Keeping everyone safe

Dear Clients and prospective clients,

•WeARE open and ready to provide you with

budgeting supportand advice.

•WeARE able to meet with you face-to-face. Strictly

by appointment only.

•Wewillbeabletosee walk-in clients. Please phone

first

•Home visits are by arrangement only.

•Wewill trytocontinue advocating on your behalf

with WINZ, banks, creditors etc.

•Weregularly workwith other supportagencies and

food banks; to provide you with additional

assistance.

Phone: 03 313 3505

(please leave amessage and we’ll get back to you)

Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

Monday to Thursday 09:00 am to 4:00 pm

• However, Ifyou cannot wait to talk with us, then

please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

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•Double Corner Rd

•Douglas Road

•George Street, Rotherham

•Glenmark Drive

•Golf Links Road

•Gore Bay Road

•Greta Valley Walkway Road

•Hurunui Mouth Road

•Jacks Pass Road

•Kings Road, Leithfield Beach

•Lawcocks Road

•Leithfield Road

•OakfieldsSubdivision

(roads within)

•Old Main North Road

•Rotherham Road North

•Saleyards Drive

•StLeonards Road

•Tekoa Estate (roads within)

•Ward Road

Inspection and availability of the bylaw

Copies of the Bylaw and Register are available:

•Onthe Hurunui District Council website: www.hurunui.govt.nz/find/public-documents/bylaws-and-policies.

•Byrequest at the offices of Hurunui District Council: 66 Carters Road, Amberley.

For all enquiries please contact Customer Services 03 314 8816.

2300807

NOTICE OFIMPOUNDING AND PROPOSED

SALE OF IMPOUNDED STOCK

THE IMPOUNDING ACT1955 SECTION 45 (2)

The under mentionedstock, havingbeenseized for

impounding in theSummerhill area, is

impounded at atemporarypound.

Description of Stock:

1Chestnut Thoroughbred gelding

approximately 10 yearsold.

Notice is hereby given that, unlessclaimed by theowner

beforeFriday22nd January2021, thestockwill be sold by

public auction or otherwise disposed of in accordance

with theimpounding act 1955.

Dated at Rangiorathis –Thursday 14thJanuary 2021

By order of the WaimakaririDistrictCouncil.

M. Bacon

RegulatoryManager (Acting)

2346384

TAI CHI AND

QIGONG

CLASSES

Exercise to improve balance,

posture, breathing,

immunity and relax the

body and mind. A great

combination of benefits

New term starting in February.

Check out the website

taichiwell.co.nz or

phone Rose 0274388364

Situations Vacant

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

Landfill

Operator/Driver

Canterbury Waste Services provides

resource recovery, waste transport and

waste disposal services in Canterbury.

Canterbury Waste Services is seeking a

fit, versatile team player, preferably with

heavy plant operating experience, willing to

learn all aspects of waste disposal and civil

construction works at the Kate ValleyLandfill

in North Canterbury. The position is part of

adedicated team involved in the operational

aspects of earthworks construction and

wastedisposal, in asafeand environmentally

secure manner.

If you are an experienced multi-skilled

operator, driver or relatively new to the

construction industry, then wewould like to

hear from you.

Youwill need thefollowing attributes:

•Possess appropriate licencestooperate

heavy machinery–Classes 1&4.

•Ideallyhave experienceinthe operationof

heavy earth moving machinery.

•Bephysically fit.

•Bereliable and trustworthy.

•Haveinitiative andapositiveattitude.

•Haveawillingnesstolearn.

•Enjoyworking as partofaproductive

team.

•The ability and willingnesstowork within

thevariable timeframes required by the

CWSoperation.

•Apositive,friendlyattitude and outlook.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm

on Monday 18 January 2021. To obtain an

application form and job description, please

contact:

CanterburyWasteServices

PO Box 142, Amberley 7441

Attention: Linda Chandler

or email: lindac@cws.co.nz

or telephone03359 1800

CanterburyWaste Services has aZero

Tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the

workplaceand undertakes preemployment

andrandom testing.

Cars Wanted

2346330

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

Trade&Services

ALL TREE SERVICES,

chopping, pruning, firewood

cut. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Garage Sales

49 ROWSE STREET,

Rangiora, Saturday 16th

January, 8am - 12noon.

Electrical and instruments.

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student on an individually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.

kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora.

For Lease

FOR LEASE

2Industrial Work shops

with yard areas in

Newnham st Rangiora

unit 1shed 162 m2 yard

480m2 unit 2shed 108 m2

yard 590m2 .single &3

phase plugs & water.

Lease terms negotiable

Phone 0274342831

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2225862

ABEL &Prestige Chimney PLASTIC WELDING

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

North Canterbury Specialist.

All plastic &fibreglass

repairs. Telephone James

021 180 5103.

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph POWER TOOLS repairs,

0800 661 244.

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and Tools, 23 Watts Road,

removal work. Free quotes. Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052 RANGIORA Rubbish

or A/H 03 359 4605. Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

ARBORIST qualified. and skips from 1.5 cube to

Copper Beech Tree 9cube. Skips and wheelie

Services. Tree removal, bins for any use, rubbish,

pruning, height reduction, greenwaste, building sites

hedge trimming, shaping, or just cleanups. Give us a

tree planting, firewood. phone call 313 6957 or for

Free quote. Contact Angus skips 021 313 255.

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com. ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping, repointing, gutter cleans &

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grind-

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

snow straps. And more.

ing, branch chipping. 027 516 6609.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894. SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

BRICK &blocklaying. All

requirements. T-shirts,

types of work undertaken,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

repairs. Phone Hamish

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

Trade &Services

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

4233713 or 021 267 4025.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

rock, paving, all alterations

- new and old. Quality

workmanship. Visit www.

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601 3145.

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized

truck. From $157 per hour

(incl gst). Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

2316549

2091848


Raffle Results

RANGIORA District

Lionesses Xmas raffle

results. 1st 317 MJarden,

2nd 571 Glenda, 3rd 348 J

Ralls, 4th 340 Ann Marie

Kirby, 5th 288 JWhyte, 6th

379 Topp.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

Wanted To Lease

TINY HOUSE site

required 12m x 7m footprint

off grid but requires

water. Only used once a

month, 17 year old daughter

and dad. Phone Warren

027 433 3342.

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

Poultry

BROWN SHAVER POL

pullets, order now, ready

Feb, pickup Clarkville,

$30, ph /txt 027 433 7720.

BROWN SHAVER

pullets, 15 wks old,

handreared, $30 ea. Point

of Lay. Ph 021 062 3835

(Cust).

WANTED

STANDING

GRASS

Ph 021 462 253

2340018

CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, January 14, 2021

Stock Food

2340017

HAY &BALEAGE

SERVICES

Medium square

or Conventional

Ph 0274 361 707

35

Wanted To Buy

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or

313 1878.

PRE 1990’s vehicles suitable

for resurrection and

restoration, not wrecking.

Anything considered, dead

reg ok. Ph 021 227 6878.

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

To book your spaceinthis guide,phoneAmanda Keys 313 2840 or email amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz

Automotive &Recovery

Builder

DENTURE CLINIC

Butchery

2070788

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

Computer Repairs

Construction &Concrete

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

For all your computer repairs, parts, servicing, sales &more..

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service

2208126

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

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Ear Health

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

Bookings: Online www.earcare.nz |Phone 020 4124 25 25

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

Scaffolding

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Electrician

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

2136148

Motorcycle Service &Repair

• Service • Repairs • Tyres

• Motorcycle Rental

•Fully Equipped Workshop •Quality Work •Affordable Rates

Ph: 03 312 0066 |office@motorbiketours.co.nz

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

2313195v2

AARON HARRIS

ELECTRICAL LTD

NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS • SMART WIRING

SYSTEMS AND MORE...

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

SERVICES

Electrician

South Pacific Motorcycle Services

“we’re your LOCAL motorcycle guys”

(based in Mandeville)

2020478

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

Windows & Doors

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

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

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

2172994

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To book your spaceinthis guide,phone Amanda Keys 313 2840 or email amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz


Arthur BurkeLtd

Trusted in NorthCanterbury since1935

2020 Holden

Arcadia LTZ-V

2649ccpetrolengine,AWD,

balance of free servicing

plan andwarranty,

11,300kms,tow bar

2013 Nissan Navara ST

172,500km, 2.5L

TurboDiesel, 4x4,

Automatic, Towbar,

Canopy

2018 HoldenTraxLTZ

Low66,400km

2018 Toyota Corolla GX

34,000km,2.0 , Petrol,

ReversingCamera,

Navigation, Balance of

Manufactures

Warranty

$58,995

2018 ToyotaCorolla GX

1.8LPetrol,

54,000km,NZNew,

ReverseCamera,

Parking Sensors

$23,995

2013 HoldenCaptiva 5LT

2WD,2.4L petrol,

111,620km

$21,995

2012 HoldenCaptivap

AWD

2.2 AWDDSL,

121,023km,towbar,

parkingsensors

was$21,995

NOW

2007 Holden

Commordore SV6

$20,995

Towbar, 225,109km

$8,995

$19,995

2012 Suzuki Swift LTD

1.4LPetrol, 51,600km,

NZ New, Alloys, 6

Airbags

$11,995

$12,995

Sales: Tim 03 3140135 |Service: Michael 03 3140131|Bridgestone Tyres: Ash 03 3140137

$12,995

WANTED

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SUV’s and4WD’s.Contact Timif

you’relooking to sell today!

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FOR NEWZEALAND

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MarkhamStreet,Amberley |Karaka Road, Waikari

www.arthurburke.co.nz

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