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Thursday, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> | Issue 932 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

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By DAVID HILL<br />

Back in the day ... A1914 Ford Model Twith its owner, Bill Woodhouse, of Rangiora, in the Rangiora RSA car park during the RSA’s<br />

Vintage Car and Tractor Rally on Saturday.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Bill’strusty Ford ashow drawcard<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Agleaming 1914 Ford Model Twas one of<br />

the star attractionsatthe Rangiora<br />

RSA’sVintage Car and TractorRally.<br />

The annualcar­show fundraiser was<br />

held last Saturday, beginning in the<br />

Rangiora RSA car park,then movingto<br />

the Loburn Reserve.<br />

At the end of the show, the cars were<br />

takenonatour through the Charles<br />

UphamRetirement Village during the<br />

returntrip to Rangiora, to the enjoyment<br />

of residents.<br />

The Model Tisowned by Bill<br />

Woodhouse,ofRangiora, who bought the<br />

restored vintage beauty 12 months ago.<br />

Duringlast year’slockdown, he built a<br />

miniatureversion for hissix­year­old<br />

grandson, Braxton. Bill also owns a1929<br />

Ford Model A.<br />

A1937 Lanz Bulldogtractor, ownedby<br />

Phil Kerr,ofWest Melton, alsoattracted<br />

alot of attention.<br />

Car show organiser Ros Steans said 67<br />

carsand 14 vintage tractors took part.<br />

Entries wereslightly down on last year,<br />

which she thoughtmightbebecause of<br />

the long Waitangi Day weekend.<br />

The Rangiora Pottery Group also took<br />

part, providing the catering at the<br />

reserveasafundraiser. Members also<br />

had someoftheirpottery work on sale.<br />

The group's tutor, Michael Michaels,<br />

gavepottery­making demonstrations<br />

during the day.<br />

Social media can raise perceptions that<br />

some <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> communities are<br />

hotspots for crime.<br />

But Inspector PeterCooper, the Rural<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> area police commander, says<br />

crimerates in the Waimakariri and<br />

Hurunui districts are among the lowest<br />

in the country.<br />

Mr Cooper, respondingtosocial media<br />

claims of risingcrime in parts of <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, says theyare notborneout<br />

by statistics.<br />

The Rural <strong>Canterbury</strong> policing area<br />

covers the Waimakariri,Hurunui,<br />

Selwyn and BanksPeninsula districts,<br />

with atotal population of 154,000people.<br />

‘‘We don’t liveinadangerous<br />

community. It’sagreat placetobring up<br />

kids,’’ says Mr Cooper,who has lived in<br />

Rangiora for more than20years.<br />

‘‘Social media cancontributetothe<br />

perception and fearofcrime and we<br />

don’tignore that.People’s perceptions<br />

are very realand they needtofeel safe in<br />

their communities.’’<br />

But Facebookisnot acrime­recording<br />

mechanism whichthe police followup<br />

on, he says.<br />

‘‘Police can only deal with real<br />

information. If the communitylets us<br />

know what’sgoing on, we can respond.’’<br />

Much of the crime reported on social<br />

mediarelates to cars being stolenor<br />

broken into.Most were parked on the<br />

street with itemsleft in them, he noted.<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Ahearingonaproposed<br />

quarry at the Rangiora<br />

racecourse is expected to start<br />

in March.<br />

Taggart Earthmoving Ltd has<br />

applied to Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan) and the<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

for consents to establish,<br />

maintain and operate an<br />

aggregate quarry at the<br />

racecourse, at 309 West Belt,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

However, the timeframe<br />

couldbeextendedbythe<br />

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circumstances arisewhich<br />

requiremore timetoconsider<br />

and respond to requests for<br />

furtherinformation, or if the<br />

applicant decides to suspend<br />

(place on hold) the application<br />

process, according to ECan’s<br />

website.<br />

The further information<br />

requested fromTaggart by the<br />

council is available on the<br />

website.<br />

It details how the company<br />

proposes to mitigate dust and<br />

flooding and how it proposes to<br />

dealwith truck movements and<br />

backfilling at the pit.<br />

It also outlineshow much<br />

water it proposes to use, and<br />

how it willmonitor thesite,<br />

dust and groundwater levels.<br />

Submissionsonthe proposal<br />

closedinNovember, withmore<br />

than 170 submissionsreceived<br />

by the councils.<br />

Taggart is seeking approval<br />

to quarry the racecourse land<br />

in stagesover 15 years.<br />

The proposal involves<br />

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Accordingtothe application,<br />

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Vigilant ... Sumner Surf Life Saving<br />

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PHOTO: DAVIDHILL<br />

Region’scrime statistics among lowest in country<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘Wedoget stuff happening and alot of<br />

crime we do get is totallypreventable.<br />

WhenIfirst came to Rangiorayou could<br />

leave your frontdooropen and go to<br />

work.<br />

‘‘But we don’t live in acommunitylike<br />

thatanymore. We liveingrowing<br />

communities and population change<br />

creates achanged environment.<br />

‘‘Communitiescan help themselves by<br />

parking carsoff the street andnot leaving<br />

stuff in them.’’<br />

The growingpopulation has also<br />

resulted in agrowinggangpresencein<br />

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

Trafficoffences also takeupalot of<br />

police time,and Mr Cooper saysthere is<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>’s life<br />

guards have enjoyed aquiet<br />

summer so far patrolling<br />

the region’s beaches.<br />

Surf Life Saving New<br />

Zealand regional manager<br />

Stu Brycesays the mixed<br />

weather has resulted in an<br />

average season across the<br />

region, with <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> beaches among<br />

the busiest.<br />

‘‘Thesummer hasn’tbeen<br />

the hottestand the surf<br />

conditions haven’t been<br />

massive. Thewind does<br />

create abit of aproblem,<br />

but people have been<br />

keeping to the flags,which<br />

savesusalot of work.’’<br />

Whilethere havebeen<br />

room forimprovement across all age<br />

groups.<br />

But most reported incidents relate to<br />

thethings people do not like to talkabout<br />

—family harm and mental health.<br />

Sometimes,itmeanspolice haveto<br />

prioritise,hesays.<br />

‘‘It’sthe differencebetween going to<br />

where acar has been brokeninto and the<br />

offenderhas alreadyleft thescene, or an<br />

incidentwhere alife could be in danger.’’<br />

Sadly, family harmreportshave<br />

increasedover thelastyear.<br />

‘‘Our demand beforeCovidwas pretty<br />

steady andthenitvirtually disappeared<br />

duringlockdown. Butwehaveseen it<br />

steadily climbsince lockdown to the<br />

point it’snow higher thanpre-Covid.’’<br />

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Sumnerbeach and Taylor’s<br />

Mistake, therehave been no<br />

significant events at the<br />

Waikuku, Woodendand<br />

Pegasus beaches, aside<br />

from ‘‘minorfirst-aidand a<br />

few assists’’, Mr Bryce says.<br />

‘‘People have been<br />

swimming between the<br />

flags and looking after each<br />

other,’’ he says.<br />

Waimairi Beach SurfLife<br />

Saving Clubmember<br />

Jackson Smith was patrol<br />

captain at Waikuku Beach<br />

for aweek last month and<br />

says he enjoys coming to<br />

Waikuku.<br />

‘‘A lot of people cometo<br />

Waikukuonholiday and it’s<br />

agood atmosphere.<br />

‘‘It’sanawesome job<br />

rumours that<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>police<br />

are under-resourced.<br />

The Kaiapoi and Rangiora police<br />

stationshave staff rostered on 24/7,while<br />

the country station staff ‘‘workavariety<br />

of different rosters andtheyare always<br />

on call’’.<br />

No decisionhas beenmade on the<br />

future of the quake-damagedRangiora<br />

policestation in HighStreet, but the<br />

building has beencondemned.<br />

Mr Cooper hopes to announceanew<br />

temporaryRangioralocation soon, while<br />

awaitinglonger-term decisions from<br />

national policeheadquarters.<br />

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whenit’s busy, because you<br />

get to help thecommunity<br />

and,when the community<br />

swims betweenthe flags, it<br />

helps us out as well.’’<br />

The coolerweather<br />

means there are fewer<br />

‘‘blue bottles’’ to sting<br />

unsuspectingswimmers at<br />

Waikuku,MrSmithsays.<br />

‘‘Blue bottles’’are small<br />

jellyfishwhichcan swarm<br />

in shallows on hotdays.<br />

Week-day patrols were in<br />

actionfor four weeks at the<br />

Pegasus and Woodend<br />

beaches, while at Waikuku<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Amberley’s tyre fire has been<br />

smothered.<br />

The charred remains of the<br />

160,000 tyres are now buried<br />

undertonnes of dirt, quelling<br />

any smoke. The pile has been<br />

compacted by a20tonne<br />

digger.<br />

Charred trees, which have<br />

been cut down, and the burnt<br />

remains of dismantled sheds<br />

are the only indication of the<br />

intense fire that occurred in<br />

tyresonRacecourse Road on<br />

January 29.<br />

Once the site has cooled, a<br />

Committee has high hopes for new music festival<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Adate has beenset forthe inaugural<br />

Waimakariri Country Music Festival.<br />

The festival,first conceived ayear ago,<br />

will be held at the Rangiora Showgrounds<br />

from <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong> to 13 next year.<br />

Organisers are fundraising in earnest to<br />

stage the first festival.<br />

Festival committeechairman Kevin<br />

Taylorsays the event is being timedto<br />

form acircuit with the established Music<br />

in the Mountains festival at Tapawera, in<br />

the Nelson region, and the Buller Country<br />

Music Festival.<br />

‘‘Thisisgoing to be great for the area, it<br />

reallywill. We areexpecting200<br />

motorhomes to come for the weekend, so<br />

it will be good for local businesses.’’<br />

cover will be put overittostop<br />

rainfrom washing<br />

contaminants from the site.<br />

Angelique Hyde, along­time<br />

supporter of land­owner<br />

Warren Hislop, has worked<br />

non­stop to cover the fire, with<br />

thehelp of friends.<br />

Thecommunity was on<br />

tenterhooks when the fire<br />

broke out. They feared it would<br />

spread or drop toxic wasteon<br />

homes, crops, vineyards and<br />

vegetable gardens, or affect the<br />

contents of rainwatertanks.<br />

No water or foamwas used<br />

on the fire because of concerns<br />

forthe local watersupply. Fire<br />

breaksstopped it from<br />

spreading.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>,in<br />

an update on its website, says<br />

groundwater samples have<br />

been sent for analysis. It is<br />

hoped to have them back by<br />

tomorrow (Friday).<br />

Surface samples taken from<br />

avineyard and several nearby<br />

properties are also being<br />

tested. Any residual air<br />

pollution has generally been<br />

low, according to readings at<br />

the Broomfield Schooland<br />

BloomfieldsPreschool.<br />

Angelique says she<br />

appreciates the kind thoughts<br />

Committee members weredue to<br />

attend the Buller festival last weekend to<br />

see how the event is run and to<br />

lineupsome artists for next<br />

year, he said.<br />

‘‘We’vegot one artistalready,<br />

but we want to get threeorfour<br />

top New Zealand artiststhat<br />

willattract people to come.’’<br />

The festival committee has a<br />

fundraising concertatPines<br />

Beach this Sunday, with<br />

singers from north and south<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, as well as alocal<br />

bandand localmusicians.<br />

He says the committeehas had good<br />

support fromVisit Waimakariri and the<br />

Motor Caravan Association. He hopes<br />

local businesses willalso get on board.<br />

Kevin Taylor<br />

and support she has been<br />

given. Movesare afoot to set up<br />

aGive aLittle page to raise<br />

funds to remediatethe site.<br />

ECanisalso working to find<br />

funding to help shift all the<br />

material for disposalatKate<br />

Valley or asimilar site.<br />

Funds raised would all go<br />

intoatrustfund to pay for<br />

remediation, Angelique says.<br />

‘‘I am workingtoremediate<br />

the site for the community,and<br />

for Warren.<br />

‘‘Itwill eventually all be<br />

gone.’’<br />

Aman, 63, is accusedof<br />

arson in relation to the blaze.<br />

More sausage sizzlesand amini concert<br />

are planned forlaterinthe year,asthe<br />

committeeaims to reach a<br />

$5000 goal to fund and promote<br />

the firstevent.<br />

Ashow with hypnotist Brian<br />

Gee is alsoplannedfor May 22<br />

at the Kaiapoi Club.<br />

‘‘We’ve got awee bitofwork<br />

to do yet and, next, we will be<br />

looking at sponsorship,’’ Mr<br />

Taylorsays.<br />

‘‘We’ve got afantastic, small<br />

committeeand alot of<br />

volunteers who are helping at<br />

differentevents.’’<br />

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Bush awelcome home for rare mistletoes<br />

Tiromoana Bush, alongside the Kate<br />

Valley landfill, is providing the precise<br />

conditions required for the growth of<br />

three unusual native mistletoes, an<br />

expert on the reserve says.<br />

The mistletoes are among<br />

more than 200 species of<br />

native plants growing in the<br />

bush.<br />

What makes these<br />

mistletoes so extraordinary is<br />

that, unlike most plants, they<br />

cannot germinate on the<br />

ground.<br />

Instead, they need their<br />

seeds to be spread by birds to<br />

the correct host tree where<br />

their ‘‘roots’’, called<br />

haustoria, grow into the<br />

branches and extract all the water and<br />

nutrients they need to survive from their<br />

host species.<br />

Under threat ... White mistletoe is<br />

considered at risk and is considered to be<br />

declining nationally.<br />

David Norton<br />

They are picky about the trees they<br />

choose to live on.<br />

Professor David Norton, from the<br />

University of <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s School of<br />

Forestry and author of The Tiromoana<br />

Bush Restoration Management<br />

Plan, says it is pretty special to<br />

have three mistletoe species in<br />

Tiromoana Bush, considering<br />

the exacting conditions<br />

required for their growth.<br />

“So many factors have to<br />

come together to enable our<br />

rare native mistletoes to<br />

survive,’’ he says.<br />

“Birds are required to<br />

spread their seeds, and<br />

deposit them accurately on to<br />

specific native hosts for them<br />

to establish and grow. For example,<br />

dwarf mistletoe only grows on kanuka,<br />

making it incredibly rare, yet a<br />

significant number are growing in<br />

Tiromoana Bush.”<br />

The three species of mistletoe are the<br />

dwarf mistletoe (Korthalsella<br />

salicornioides)which occurs only on<br />

kanuka, white mistletoe or tapia (Tupeia<br />

Antarctic), which occurs on five­finger,<br />

and green mistletoe or pikirangi<br />

(Ileostylus micranthus), found on<br />

mingimingi, matagouri and afew other<br />

hosts.<br />

Professor Norton says dwarf mistletoe<br />

is the rarest of the three, nationally.<br />

It appears to be anaturally uncommon<br />

and biologically sparse species, and is<br />

considered critically endangered.<br />

It is ranked Nationally Critical, the<br />

highest threat level in New Zealand,<br />

because of concerns its main host<br />

Rare sight ... Dwarf mistletoe, pictured growing in Tiromoana Bush, is considered<br />

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species, kanuka, might be affected by<br />

myrtle rust.<br />

White mistletoe is ranked as At Risk­<br />

Declining nationally, and is also sparse<br />

in many areas of New Zealand.<br />

Green mistletoe is widely distributed<br />

nationally and the most common species<br />

in the bush.<br />

Tiromoana Bush and the native forest<br />

restoration project are owned and<br />

funded by Transwaste <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

which owns and operates Kate Valley,<br />

near Waipara.<br />

The bush is open free of charge to the<br />

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Council backs<br />

plan for more<br />

housing land<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The Waimakariri District<br />

Council is backing aproposed<br />

change to the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

RegionalPolicy Statement,<br />

whichwill allow more<br />

residentialland to be released<br />

in Rangiora and Kaiapoi.<br />

Councillorsvoted at last<br />

week’s council meeting to make<br />

asubmission supporting<br />

Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

proposed change to chapter six<br />

of the RegionalPolicy<br />

Statement.<br />

The proposed change will<br />

allowfor rezoningfor new<br />

housing developments in<br />

Rolleston, Rangiora and<br />

Kaiapoi to support projected<br />

populationgrowth over the<br />

next 30 years.<br />

The Waimakariri district’s<br />

populationisprojected to grow<br />

from 64,700 (as at June 30, 2020)<br />

to 78,400 in 2031, andhit<br />

100,000 by 2051.<br />

Growth at that levelmeans<br />

around 4800 new houses need<br />

to be built over the nextdecade<br />

and more than 12,000 new<br />

houses by 2051.<br />

The change is likely to lead to<br />

higher housing density in the<br />

Waimakariridistrict, whichthe<br />

council tentativelyagreedtoas<br />

part of the Our Space 2018­2048:<br />

Greater Christchurch Settlement<br />

Pattern document in 2018, chief<br />

executive Jim Palmersaid.<br />

‘‘Through the Our Space<br />

document we did sign up to<br />

higherdensities, from 10<br />

householdsper hectare to 12<br />

householdsper hectare. We<br />

just didn’tspecify how that<br />

would work.’’<br />

Development planning<br />

manager Trevor Ellis said the<br />

prospect of higher­density<br />

housing is something which is<br />

being constantly grappled with<br />

as the populationgrows. ‘‘We<br />

are under continual pressure<br />

aroundaway of thinking and of<br />

providinghigher density<br />

housing. At the momentit’s<br />

mainlyaround affordability,<br />

but it’s also coming with the<br />

Climate ChangeCommission’s<br />

recommendations.<br />

‘‘We do have different zones.<br />

We have different residential<br />

zones and ruralzones and we<br />

have recommendedminimums<br />

which offer choice.<br />

‘‘But developersmay choose<br />

to do somethingdifferent, by<br />

offeringlarger lots or multiunits<br />

on one section,<br />

depending on what theythink<br />

will sell.’’<br />

The proposed change was<br />

notified on January 16 and<br />

submissions close on Monday.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

5<br />

Best friends<br />

... Enzo Scott­<br />

Richards, aged<br />

8, of West<br />

Eyreton, and<br />

his sister<br />

Poppy, 6, with<br />

Zinzan, the<br />

greyhound<br />

Enzo,<br />

fundraised for<br />

two yearsto<br />

buy fromthe<br />

Greyhounds as<br />

Pets charity.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP<br />

Zinzan settles into country life<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

A<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>boy has<br />

fundraisedfor two yearstoadopt<br />

aretired greyhound.<br />

The Greyhounds as Pets (GAP)<br />

hound, whose kennel name was<br />

Cracker, nowhas aforever home<br />

with Enzo Scott­Richards, aged 8,<br />

and his familyontheirWest<br />

Eyreton lifestyle block.<br />

Enzo began fundraising in 2018<br />

to raise the $380 he needed to<br />

adoptCracker from GAP.<br />

Initially,hemade concrete<br />

garden mushrooms to paint and<br />

sell at the Oxford Farmers<br />

Market during the summer<br />

holidays. The nextyear he made<br />

dog biscuits to sellatthe market.<br />

‘‘People were really generous,’’<br />

he said. ‘‘Some even gave me a<br />

donationtohelp.’’<br />

Enzo became interested in<br />

getting agreyhound afterseeing<br />

one duringaSkype sessionwith<br />

an English friendwho owns one.<br />

However, it was aftermeeting<br />

someduring aGAP promotion at<br />

the marketthat he decided to<br />

begin fundraising to adopt one.<br />

GAP dogsare rehomed from<br />

threeGreyhoundNew Zealand<br />

kennels, in Cambridge,Levinand<br />

Rangiora,orfrom avolunteer<br />

foster home. Eachperson<br />

wantingtoadoptisscreened to<br />

ensure agood match.<br />

‘‘They really work hardto<br />

match the dog with the family,’’<br />

Enzo’s mum, Amanda,said.<br />

‘‘Althoughgreyhoundsare big<br />

dogsthey make great pets<br />

because they are so gentle.’’<br />

Enzo, who also loves rugby,has<br />

renamed his new pet Zinzan,<br />

after former All Black great<br />

Zinzan Brooke. Zinzanhas<br />

settled into his new homewell.<br />

ThisSaturday, from 12pm to<br />

2pm,hewillbeoutside<br />

SpecSavers in Rangiora’s High<br />

Street to help fundraise for other<br />

GAP hounds.<br />

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Arrive <strong>11</strong>:45am for midday start,<br />

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6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Massive tyre blaze was<br />

aconfronting sight<br />

It would remiss of me not to<br />

acknowledge the community of<br />

Amberley, and beyond, in regard to the<br />

recent tyre fire.<br />

Iwas informed of the fire at 3.20pm<br />

on the Friday and was on site by 4pm.<br />

It was confronting to witness, and I<br />

appreciate the concern of those close<br />

by, for what they were experiencing.<br />

Iwould like to pay tribute to the<br />

firefighters from near and far who<br />

placed themselves in the ‘‘line of fire’’<br />

to protect property.<br />

What Iobserved were the fire teams<br />

working in unison under extreme heat<br />

and difficult conditions.<br />

Iappreciate that those who live and<br />

work near the site have concerns in<br />

regard to their own wellbeing, and that<br />

of their animals.<br />

Given that asolution was about to be<br />

realised for the tyre removal, it is now<br />

critical that you are aware of the<br />

remediation details.<br />

To provide an opportunity for<br />

feedback, apublic meeting was hosted<br />

at short notice on Saturday, January 30,<br />

and asubsequent meeting will be held<br />

on Thursday, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, at 6pm at the<br />

Tin Shed in Amberley.<br />

Itrust many of you will follow the<br />

regular updates on the Hurunui<br />

District Council website that are<br />

received from Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> and the <strong>Canterbury</strong> District<br />

Health Board.<br />

Iattended the <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral<br />

Forum on <strong>February</strong> 5, where we met<br />

with the chairs from each runanga<br />

across <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

This was an opportunity to begin to<br />

build, or further develop our<br />

relationship with Ngai Tahu.<br />

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takiwa –TeNgai Tuahuriri at Tuahiwi,<br />

who cover south to the Hurunui River,<br />

and Te Runanga oKaikoura, who cover<br />

from the Hurunui River north.<br />

The council is continuing to develop<br />

the Long Term Plan.<br />

This is an important piece of work<br />

that will shape how the council will<br />

provide the services ratepayers expect,<br />

with alonger vision lens to cover the<br />

10­year period from <strong>2021</strong>­2031.<br />

We are also keeping aclose eye on<br />

the central government’s three waters<br />

reform and how this will impact on our<br />

rural district.<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral Forum will<br />

meet next week in Timaru, and Cr<br />

Michael Ward and Cr Pauline White<br />

will join me at the Zone meeting in<br />

Wanaka in March. Deputy Mayor Vince<br />

Daly will accompany me to Wellington<br />

for the rural and provincial meeting.<br />

It is critical we attend these meetings<br />

to keep abreast of the proposed three<br />

waters reforms, the Resource<br />

Management Act, and climate change,<br />

to mention afew important topics.<br />

We are working hard as acouncil to<br />

reflect the desirable outcomes that you<br />

all expect, and Iamgrateful to the<br />

hard­working team that helps us<br />

achieve this.<br />

There is some great events coming<br />

up, with Refill your Cup on <strong>February</strong><br />

24, the Rural support Trust<br />

presentation by Nigel Latta on March<br />

10 in Omihi, and the Waiau community<br />

will host former television presenter<br />

Matt Chisholm on April 10. During<br />

March, the A&P shows in Amuri,<br />

Cheviot and Hawarden will be held.<br />

How lucky are we?<br />

Collectors sought<br />

Streetcollectors are needed for theChild<br />

Cancer Foundation’s annual appeal on<br />

Friday, <strong>February</strong>26, andSaturday,<br />

<strong>February</strong>27.<br />

Two­hourshiftsare available for<br />

volunteerson bothdays.<br />

Formore information,go to<br />

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Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Path to acleaner future<br />

It was no surprise to anyone that the<br />

Climate Change Commission’s recent<br />

report found that we are not meeting our<br />

emissions targets.<br />

As Ipredicted, the commission has<br />

recommended that the government<br />

introduce araft of new policies.<br />

Iwrote before the release that it is<br />

imperative that the Government does<br />

not meddle with the freedoms of New<br />

Zealanders and finds solutions to<br />

achieving net zero carbon emissions<br />

using effective and rational policy.<br />

Fortunately, the commission’s report<br />

shows that with acarbon price of just $35<br />

per tonne, we will be 85 percent of the<br />

way to net zero by 2050, and with a<br />

carbon price of $50 we get all the way to<br />

net zero, including agriculture, for longlived<br />

emissions.<br />

The carbon price today is already at<br />

$38 per tonne, so it is not an<br />

insurmountable goal and shows the<br />

effectiveness of the Emissions Trading<br />

Scheme.<br />

There is no need to pursue atop down<br />

approach to reducing emissions as many<br />

studies have shown it to be needlessly<br />

costly and ineffective.<br />

Some may be prepared to pay the cost<br />

to run aseven­seat sports utility vehicle<br />

for their large family; others will trade<br />

them in for asmaller electric vehicle.<br />

Rise 6:50am<br />

Set 8:34pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

4:37am<br />

4:57pm<br />

Rise 10:55am<br />

Set 10:51pm<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

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Rise 6:51am<br />

Set 8:33pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

5:18am<br />

5:38pm<br />

Rise <strong>11</strong>:56am<br />

Set <strong>11</strong>:13pm<br />

Gentle SE<br />

strengthening<br />

Some will invest in solar water<br />

heating, while others will continue with<br />

their Infinity hot water system. But there<br />

is no need to ban things, or introduce<br />

fees or rebates. The appropriate carbon<br />

price will lead to everyday decisions to<br />

lower emissions in response to cost.<br />

There are always going to be ways to<br />

lower emissions effectively that have not<br />

occurred to the commission, and that is<br />

why the Emissions Trading Scheme<br />

should be left to do its work in the<br />

background, rather than to expect Big<br />

Brother to tell us what to do.<br />

For example, it may well be more<br />

efficient to heat water in some homes<br />

with an existing gas system rather than<br />

electricity, which may be generated by a<br />

gas power plant with up to 12% losses<br />

through the distribution network.<br />

This is all about being practical and<br />

finding the best solution, rather than<br />

seeking ideological nirvana, that in the<br />

end will always lead to an insecure<br />

power supply and other such problems.<br />

The agenda for the government has<br />

now become quite clear, based on the<br />

commission’s statistics. Use acommonsense<br />

approach, use the Emissions<br />

Trading Scheme so that people can<br />

make their own decisions, and don’t<br />

meddle with people’s freedoms. It’s as<br />

simple as that.<br />

Woodend lights celebrated<br />

Themuch­anticipatedtraffic lights are<br />

finally in useoutside WoodendSchool.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon was<br />

joined by New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency director of relationships Jim<br />

Harland, Woodend School principal<br />

AdrienneSimpson andstudentleaders<br />

at aribbon­cuttingceremonylastweek.<br />

Representatives from consultancy<br />

company Beca and construction firm<br />

FultonHogan also attended.<br />

‘‘It’s great to see this in place justin<br />

timefor schoolstarting back,’’ Mr Gordon<br />

said. ‘‘It’sbeenalong time comingand<br />

it’sfantastic there is finallyasafe way<br />

across the state highway for school kids<br />

and wider Woodend.’’<br />

The lightsand the crossingare partof<br />

awider road safety improvementproject<br />

along State Highway 1, led by the agency.<br />

Mr Gordon says effective advocacy<br />

❛ It’s fantastic there is<br />

finally asafe way across the<br />

state highway.❜<br />

—Waimakariri MayorDan Gordon<br />

withthe agency wascentral to the<br />

project’s success. ‘‘Thecommunity can<br />

takehuge credit for this,including the<br />

students and stafffromthe school.<br />

“We now needNZTAtoconfirma<br />

timetable for the remaining road<br />

improvements through Woodend.<br />

‘‘These willbuildonthegoodwork<br />

we’recelebrating todayandmake<br />

walking and cycling amoreviable<br />

option forthecommunity before they<br />

hopefullycommittotheWoodend<br />

Bypass.’’<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

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3<br />

2<br />

NE 1.1 m SE 0.8 m NE 1.0 m NE 1.1 m NE 0.7 m E0.6 m E0.8 m<br />

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Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri 5:08am 2.5 <strong>11</strong>:22am 0.5 5:58am 2.5<br />

6:46am 2.4 12:32am 0.4 7:33am 2.4 1:19am 0.5 8:19am 2.3 2:05am 0.5 9:05am 2.3 2:49am 0.6 9:51am 2.2 3:34am 0.7<br />

Mouth<br />

5:27pm 2.3 <strong>11</strong>:42pm 0.4 6:18pm 2.3 12:12pm 0.5 7:07pm 2.3 1:00pm 0.5 7:56pm 2.3 1:46pm 0.5 8:44pm 2.2 2:32pm 0.6 9:30pm 2.2 3:17pm 0.6 10:15pm 2.2 4:02pm 0.7<br />

Amberley 5:08am 2.5 <strong>11</strong>:22am 0.5 5:58am 2.5<br />

6:46am 2.4 12:32am 0.4 7:33am 2.4 1:19am 0.5 8:19am 2.3 2:05am 0.5 9:05am 2.3 2:49am 0.6 9:51am 2.2 3:34am 0.7<br />

Beach<br />

5:27pm 2.3 <strong>11</strong>:42pm 0.4 6:18pm 2.3 12:12pm 0.5 7:07pm 2.3 1:00pm 0.5 7:56pm 2.3 1:46pm 0.5 8:44pm 2.2 2:32pm 0.6 9:30pm 2.2 3:17pm 0.6 10:15pm 2.2 4:02pm 0.7<br />

5:17am 2.5 <strong>11</strong>:31am 0.5 6:07am 2.5<br />

6:55am 2.4 12:41am 0.4 7:42am 2.4 1:28am 0.5 8:28am 2.3 2:14am 0.5 9:14am 2.3 2:58am 0.6 10:00am 2.2 3:43am 0.7<br />

Motunau 5:36pm 2.3 <strong>11</strong>:51pm 0.4 6:27pm 2.3 12:21pm 0.5 7:16pm 2.3 1:09pm 0.5 8:05pm 2.3 1:55pm 0.5 8:53pm 2.2 2:41pm 0.6 9:39pm 2.2 3:26pm 0.6 10:24pm 2.2 4:<strong>11</strong>pm 0.7<br />

5:19am 2.5 <strong>11</strong>:33am 0.5 6:09am 2.5<br />

6:57am 2.4 12:43am 0.4 7:44am 2.4 1:30am 0.5 8:30am 2.3 2:16am 0.5 9:16am 2.3 3:00am 0.6 10:02am 2.2 3:45am 0.7<br />

Gore Bay 5:38pm 2.3 <strong>11</strong>:53pm 0.4 6:29pm 2.3 12:23pm 0.5 7:18pm 2.3 1:<strong>11</strong>pm 0.5 8:07pm 2.3 1:57pm 0.5 8:55pm 2.2 2:43pm 0.6 9:41pm 2.2 3:28pm 0.6 10:26pm 2.2 4:13pm 0.7<br />

5:10am 1.9 <strong>11</strong>:27am 0.4 6:02am 1.9<br />

6:53am 1.9 12:34am 0.4 7:42am 1.8 1:24am 0.4 8:30am 1.8 2:13am 0.4 9:17am 1.7 3:01am 0.5 10:04am 1.7 3:48am 0.5<br />

Kaikoura 5:31pm 1.7 <strong>11</strong>:41pm 0.4 6:24pm 1.7 12:18pm 0.4 7:15pm 1.7 1:08pm 0.4 8:04pm 1.7 1:57pm 0.5 8:52pm 1.7 2:45pm 0.5 9:39pm 1.7 3:31pm 0.5 10:25pm 1.7 4:17pm 0.5<br />

*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.<br />

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8 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Colt has big horseshoes to fill<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

It will be along day for Kaiapoi’s Neil<br />

Radford,aged 82, at Christchurch’s New<br />

Zealand National Standardbred<br />

Yearling Sale next Wednesday.<br />

Neil’s royally bred colt, Sooner The<br />

Bettor, is lot 410 in the sale’s catalogueof<br />

430 yearlings being soldover threedays,<br />

with one day in Auckland and two in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

The colt is by leading sire Bettor’s<br />

Delight, from In The Pocketmare Lucky<br />

Pocket, afull sister to Christian Cullen.<br />

Christian Cullen was asuperstarpacer<br />

of the late 1990swho wentontobea<br />

champion sire after his retirement.<br />

WhileNeil is not thrilled his colt is<br />

selling so late in the auction, he hopes<br />

the long day proves worthwhile.<br />

He is preparing the colt for the sale<br />

and owns him in partnership withhis<br />

brother, Wally Radford,aged 86, and<br />

Wally’s wife, Diane, of Rangiora.<br />

The partnersown LuckyPocket, who<br />

was an embryo transfer foaland the<br />

mother of threewinners to date.<br />

They also owned Lucky Pocket’s<br />

mother, PleasantFranco, who diedin<br />

Theft of new plantings in district arising problem<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The theft of newlyplanted treesis<br />

becoming asignificantproblem forthe<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s parks and<br />

recreationstaff.<br />

‘‘Unfortunately it is agrowingtrendin<br />

the district and elsewhere throughoutthe<br />

country,’’the council’s parks and<br />

Curious colt ... Neil Radford, of Kaiapoi, with Sooner The Bettor.<br />

2018. Pleasant Franco ratesasone of<br />

New Zealand’sall­time best broodmares,<br />

havinggiven birth to Christian Cullen,<br />

Auckland Cup winner Kate’s Firstand<br />

other big winners.<br />

Soonerthe Bettor is her grandson and<br />

community assetsofficer,Greg Barnard,<br />

said.<br />

Peopleeither steal them to sell, or for<br />

landscaping projects.<br />

‘‘We’ve lost numeroustrees to theftover<br />

the lastcouple of years andunfortunately<br />

there is verylittle we can do to stop it.’’<br />

The councilistrialling some ideas they<br />

hope may helpprevent the thefts.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

hasalot to live up to in his ancestry,but<br />

hasthe looksand pedigree to do so.<br />

More The Bettor, his full brother, was<br />

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Meanwhile, he is asking the publicto<br />

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‘‘It is extremely disappointing when<br />

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Private gardens havealso been<br />

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Rail safety<br />

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Studentsand caregivers learned<br />

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afew important tips, he said.<br />

Dean sayslargetrains travel at<br />

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Levelcrossings are there for a<br />

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neveragood idea.<br />

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The talentcompetitionreplacesthe<br />

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The skate jam, runbyCheap Skates,<br />

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The talentcompetitionwillrun from<br />

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New lower speed<br />

limit approved<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Anew speed limitof60kmh is to<br />

be imposed on Main <strong>North</strong> Road,<br />

southofKaiapoi, in abid to<br />

improve road safety.<br />

Councillorsvoted to approve<br />

the newlimit at last week’s<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

meeting, after publicconsultation<br />

late last year.<br />

The new limit appliestoMain<br />

<strong>North</strong>Road from Kaiapoi to the<br />

old WaimakaririRiver road<br />

bridge.<br />

It will also applyonDoubledays<br />

Road,NeevesRoad,Wrights<br />

Road and on the finalsectionof<br />

Tram Road,from GreigsRoad to<br />

Main <strong>North</strong>Road.<br />

Roading and transport manager<br />

Joanne McBride said47<br />

responseswere received from the<br />

public and the feedback evenly<br />

split.<br />

More thanhalf of respondents<br />

supported the new 60kmh limits,<br />

except for the speed reductionon<br />

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

Neeves Road and the Kaiapoi<br />

town entrance, which was<br />

opposed by 51%.<br />

But Ms McBride said a<br />

submission from the police<br />

recommended imposing a60kmh<br />

limitalong the entire route.<br />

The Christchurch City Council<br />

recently imposedaspeed change<br />

to the last section of Marshland<br />

Road,from 70kmh to 60kmh,<br />

meaning the entireroute from<br />

Kaiapoi to Queen Elizabeth Drive<br />

in Christchurch will now be<br />

60kmh.<br />

Apetition backedby<br />

WaimakaririMPMatt Dooceyhas<br />

been launched to oppose the new<br />

Marshland Road limit.<br />

Deputy MayorNeville Atkinson<br />

backed the new limit, as the area<br />

was becoming increasingly built<br />

up with industry.<br />

The new cycleway wasalso too<br />

close to Main <strong>North</strong>Roadasit<br />

approached Kaiapoi formotorists<br />

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‘‘The environmentrequires<br />

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close to the cycleway and<br />

walkway, the bus stop and traffic<br />

lights.<br />

‘‘We need to drop it to<br />

something sensibleand Ithink<br />

60kmh is sensible.’’<br />

While they backedthe changes,<br />

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Barnettexpressed reservations.<br />

‘‘I’m concerned about<br />

constantly reducing speed limits<br />

as it doesn’t seemtobereducing<br />

the road toll. Ithinkit’s more<br />

about educationratherthan the<br />

speed limit,’’ Cr Williams said.<br />

Cr Barnettsaid there needed to<br />

be consistency.<br />

‘‘The Rangiora­Woodend Road<br />

is 80kmh, but there’s lots of<br />

intersections including the five<br />

roads intersection which pose<br />

dangers.’’<br />

The operating speedsonthese<br />

roads will be surveyedwithin six<br />

months of implementation,Ms<br />

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New look ... There are several new faces on the Hurunui Youth Council, which recently held its first<br />

meeting of the year.<br />

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Aconservation project at<br />

Balmoral Forest will continue<br />

under the new Hurunui Youth<br />

Council.<br />

The council will also<br />

continue the work of the<br />

previous council in<br />

introducing new methods of<br />

waste reduction at local youth<br />

events.<br />

Roderick Murchison was<br />

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first meeting of the year. He is<br />

in his first year at Lincoln<br />

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“I’m looking forward to<br />

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Shanaya White, aYear 13<br />

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Millie­Jane Mcilraith,<br />

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Durand and Liam Eades also<br />

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experience more than 26,000 vehicle<br />

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Zealand Transport Agency(NZTA)for<br />

aset of traffic lights whereTorlesse<br />

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Rangiora­Ashley Community Board<br />

and the Southbrookand Rangiora New<br />

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Learning Centretoimprove road<br />

safety.<br />

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the council hopeful it will receive<br />

NZTA funding,Mayor Dan Gordon<br />

says.<br />

The Skew bridge upgrade is<br />

estimated to cost $12 million.<br />

‘‘We continue to lobbyfor Skew<br />

bridgeand the Woodendbypass, and<br />

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Buckleys Road runs parallel to<br />

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PAK’nSAVE/Southbrook Road<br />

intersections, the ‘cut­through’ route of<br />

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particularly in the evening, and we<br />

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should be addressed.’’<br />

She believes some motorists are<br />

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Mrs Rouse and her neighbours, Grant<br />

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their fellow residents in November and<br />

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Servant of the arts steps back<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Rangiora’sBrianHoultis<br />

scaling down his involvement<br />

with the Waimakariri<br />

CommunityArts Council<br />

(WCAC) after more than 30<br />

years.<br />

He resigned as chairman<br />

last December but will<br />

continueasavolunteer on the<br />

committee.<br />

Fernside’sMirandaHales,<br />

along­time volunteer on the<br />

arts council,has replaced<br />

Brianaschair and will<br />

continueascurator of the<br />

exhibition programme.<br />

Brianbeganvolunteering<br />

for thearts council in 1987<br />

when it was called the Ashley<br />

Community Arts Council.<br />

Initially,hehelped<br />

Christopher Marshall<br />

organiseclassical music<br />

concertsinthe district, but<br />

eventually established the art<br />

exhibition programme.<br />

He was also instrumental in<br />

establishing the Waimakariri<br />

Art Collection Trustin1995<br />

and last year received the<br />

newlyestablished Mayor’s<br />

Awardfor exceptional service<br />

to the Waimakariri<br />

community.<br />

Before joining the arts<br />

council, Brian was aselfemployed<br />

chemical engineer,<br />

but afterhis parents died<br />

within two years of each other<br />

he sought achange of<br />

direction.<br />

Aboutthis time, Brian’s<br />

Stalwart ... Brian Hoult has provided decades of support to the localarts community.<br />

wife,Judith,ateacher,<br />

returned to university. She<br />

subsequently graduatedwith<br />

an art historydegree,with<br />

honours, and later got ajob at<br />

Christchurch’s McDougall Art<br />

Gallery as its first education<br />

officer for schools. Brian later<br />

joined Judith at the gallery,<br />

training and working as a<br />

guidefor 12 years.<br />

‘‘This was significant<br />

because it exposed me to the<br />

art world,’’ he said. It also<br />

gave him an insight intohow<br />

art galleries function and how<br />

exhibitionswere staged.<br />

The experiencemade him<br />

realise thatalthough there<br />

weremany talented artists in<br />

Waimakariri, the arts council<br />

was not showcasing their<br />

work. He wanted to change<br />

thatsohebegan searching for<br />

apermanent space for<br />

regularexhibitions.<br />

He thought abuilding in<br />

PercivalStreet,which was<br />

usedascouncil chambers<br />

until 1966 and thenbecame<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

partofthe Rangiora Library,<br />

would be suitable, but it was<br />

earmarked fordemolition.<br />

The council, ledbythen<br />

mayor JaniceSkurr, voted to<br />

incorporate it in the new<br />

Trevor InchMemorial<br />

Libraryasanart exhibition<br />

space. The new library<br />

openedinDecember 1996<br />

and the arts council heldits<br />

first artshow, Connections,in<br />

the Chamber Gallery afew<br />

weeks later. It has since<br />

hosted 232 exhibitions.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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Arobot is being usedtoclear gorse,<br />

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The mower has also been used to<br />

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‘‘An area we wouldlikely have taken a<br />

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NEWS<br />

24 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

International relations ... In normal years, Waimakariri schools can expect to host<br />

several visits from overseas groups, such as this party from Wuhan, China, to Rangiora<br />

High School in 2019, as well as long­term exchange students.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

Overseas students<br />

await open borders<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Waimakariri schools expect an influx of<br />

international students oncethe borders<br />

reopen.<br />

Whilemanystudents returned home<br />

when NewZealandwentinto lockdown<br />

lastyear,others optedtostay. Now, the<br />

regionisbeingviewed as asafe<br />

destination.<br />

Oxford Area School has just one<br />

international student at present, but<br />

principal Mike Hart says there are many<br />

in the pipeline.<br />

Rangiora High School has eight<br />

international students on campus, with<br />

more than 60 waiting to come.<br />

Kaiapoi High School has just two<br />

foreign students, but international<br />

manager Kristie Dutton anticipates<br />

there couldbesignificant growth for<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>schoolsinthe international<br />

student market once theborders<br />

reopen.<br />

‘‘We’ve had lots of interestcoming<br />

fromoverseas, withenquiries from Asia<br />

and Germany for both long­term and<br />

short­term students.<br />

‘‘Iamexpecting an influx once our<br />

borders open as NewZealandand the<br />

Governmenthavedone so well.’’<br />

Meanwhile, communications are<br />

continuing withagentsandprospective<br />

students online, Kristie says.<br />

Kaiapoi’s two overseas students are<br />

fromJapan.Theyare in NewZealand on<br />

three­year programmes.<br />

With the border being closed, the<br />

students have been unable to return<br />

home to visit theirfamilies,spending<br />

thesummer in New Zealand.<br />

‘‘While they obviously misstheir<br />

families,botharehappy andwell<br />

❛We’ve got 60­odd students<br />

waiting to come, mostly from<br />

Germany and Japan, but we’ve<br />

got no idea when we can let<br />

them in or what quarantinewill<br />

be required.❜<br />

—Melissa Heyrick<br />

adjusted withexcellent support from<br />

hostfamilies, localfriends andthe<br />

school,’’Kristie says.<br />

Rangiora HighSchool’sinternational<br />

director, Melissa Heyrick, says the eight<br />

students on campus are allonlong­term<br />

stays.Theyare from Korea, Dubai,<br />

Thailand, Japan and Germany.<br />

‘‘It’s quite normal forusforour<br />

studentstostaylocally overthe summer,<br />

butit’s quitechallengingfor them<br />

knowingtheycan’t go home.<br />

‘‘We’vegot 60­odd students waitingto<br />

come, mostly from Germany and Japan,<br />

but we’ve got no ideawhenwecanlet<br />

themin or whatquarantine will be<br />

required.’’<br />

For now, Melissa is running the<br />

international department by herself,but<br />

expectstobe able to increase staffing<br />

again once the students return.<br />

Before Covid­19, international<br />

education was considered one of New<br />

Zealand’s biggest export earners.<br />

As well as payingfees to their host<br />

school, homestay families receive a<br />

weekly sum to cover expenses, and<br />

students and theirfamilies will often<br />

spendmoney in the local community, as<br />

wellasholidaying around New Zealand.<br />

Gathering achance refill your cup<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

More than 200 people are expectedto<br />

attendthe <strong>2021</strong>Refillyour Cup event at<br />

Omihi.<br />

It returns to the Omihi Community<br />

Hall on Wednesday,<strong>February</strong> 24, after a<br />

hiatuslast yearbecause of Covid­19.<br />

Local sportswoman Eve Macfarlane, a<br />

world rowingchampion and adouble<br />

Olympian,will be one of two speakers.<br />

Eve is alsothe co­author of abook on<br />

health, hope and happiness.<br />

She will be joined by Lindy Nelson, on<br />

amission to empower and support<br />

women.Lindy was Next magazine’s 2013<br />

Business Woman of the Year, founderof<br />

the AgriWomen’s DevelopmentTrust,<br />

and has apodcast #AmplifyUs.<br />

Refill your Cup aroseout of the<br />

drought years in the Hurunui district,<br />

and it has since become an important<br />

dateonthe social calendar.<br />

It provides the opportunity to listen to<br />

inspirational speakers and connect with<br />

friendsand neighbours awayfrom the<br />

office, farmand home.<br />

To book, visit events.humanitix.com/<br />

refill­your­cup­<strong>2021</strong>.For more<br />

information, phone Jen Le Pine on (021)<br />

1404020 or visit the ‘‘FillYour Cup —<br />

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Festival atrue family occasion<br />

Amberley’s Markham Street<br />

hosts its second huge street<br />

party on Saturday, <strong>February</strong><br />

13.<br />

The family friendly<br />

Summer Festival of the<br />

Hurunui will run from 1pm to<br />

7pm, providing fun,<br />

entertainment, food, and the<br />

chance to indulge in alot of<br />

retail therapy.<br />

Markham Street is the<br />

oldest street in Amberley,<br />

and was originally the heart<br />

of the town.<br />

It will be closed to traffic,<br />

and about 60 stalls will line<br />

the pavement for people to<br />

enjoy.<br />

AmberleyNZ spokeswoman<br />

Claire Inkson says the<br />

inaugural festival was<br />

extremely popular last year.<br />

This year the committee is<br />

encouraging people to make<br />

aday of it in Amberley.<br />

Claire says the weekly<br />

Farmers Market outside the<br />

Hurunui District Council on<br />

the main highway is<br />

extending its hours, and<br />

there are plenty of cafes and<br />

shops for people to enjoy<br />

before the festival begins at<br />

1pm.<br />

There will be live music,<br />

including Assembly Required,<br />

Willie McArthur and Epicenta.<br />

The shops and cafes on<br />

Markham Street will be open,<br />

and people will be able to<br />

enjoy craft beers, local wine,<br />

and the market stalls.<br />

There will be plenty of tasty<br />

food on offer, with some<br />

amazing food trucks<br />

attending, including Base<br />

Pizza from Christchurch.<br />

Achildren’s area, run by<br />

the Hurunui Youth Council,<br />

will provide plenty of fun and<br />

games for the young folk<br />

attending, and the local fire<br />

brigade will have its trucks<br />

on display. St John will also<br />

have astall.<br />

Claire says many stallholders<br />

from last year sent<br />

Kea kids. .. Grace Wilson, aged 10, of Amberley, left and Charlie Mahon, <strong>11</strong>, of Waikari, raised $88.50<br />

for kea conservation at their stall during during last year’s festival.<br />

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

messages of support for the<br />

festival, expressing how<br />

friendly it was and asking to<br />

be involved again.<br />

‘‘Feedback was so<br />

positive,’’ she said.<br />

The best part of last year<br />

was seeing so many people<br />

enjoying themselves, and<br />

having so many volunteers<br />

pitching in to help make the<br />

day asuccess.<br />

‘‘It is easy to look at the<br />

news and see so much<br />

negativity, but when we hold<br />

events like this, all of the<br />

community spirit and<br />

kindness just flows, and it’s<br />

that small­town spirit that I<br />

love. Amberley has it in<br />

bucket­loads.’’<br />

The AmberleyNZ<br />

committee had always<br />

wanted to get afestival<br />

running, and now has the<br />

blueprint to allow it to<br />

become annual event, which<br />

includes getting an<br />

application in early to allow<br />

the road to be closed.<br />

Free­form dancing. .. Aubrey Ellery, from Sydney, is airborne<br />

during her energetic dance routine to the beat of Christchurch band<br />

Assembly Required last year.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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The State Highway 1night<br />

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programme, with contractorsout and<br />

aboutatOxford recently to chip­seal<br />

several roads.<br />

They included Bay Road betweenMain<br />

Street and Wilsons Road,Oxford Road<br />

west of Cust between Steffens Road and<br />

Starvation Hill Road,High Street between<br />

Harewood Rd and MainStreet, Kowhai<br />

Street, Park Ave and Commercial Rd,<br />

between Depot Roadand Bath Street.<br />

Sealing continued last week in Bay Road<br />

and KowhaiStreet in Oxford.<br />

This weekcrews will turntheir attention<br />

to asectionofWilliams Streetnorth of<br />

Magnolia Boulevard in Kaiapoi, Swindells<br />

Road and Kiwi Ave in Waikuku, and<br />

HighfieldLane in Rangiora.<br />

The area is swept within48hours of<br />

sealing, but asmall amount of ongoingchip<br />

loss can be expected over the next three to<br />

six months.<br />

Council staff warn that driving too fast<br />

on freshlysealed roads can cause the chips<br />

to scatter, damaging carsand the road<br />

surface.<br />

Drivingtoo slow may result in the<br />

vehicle sinking into thenew seal,and<br />

bitumen and chips stickingtowheels.<br />

Heavyuse of brakes in anewlysealed<br />

area can resultindamage to vehicles and<br />

the road surface too.<br />

Motorists are advisedtoget ready by<br />

slowing downtothe posted temporary<br />

speedlimit before reaching the new chip<br />

seal.<br />

They should leave space to allow an<br />

extracar’slengthdistance to develop<br />

between their car and the vehicle in front.<br />

Motorists are urged to drivesteadily at<br />

the temporary speedlimit and pay<br />

attention to the signage —30kmh is an<br />

appropriate speed on new seal.<br />

Drivers should avoidridingtheir brakes<br />

and avoid getting so close to the car in front<br />

that they havetobrakesuddenly. Brakes<br />

should be tapped lightly, but only if the<br />

driver has to.<br />

Motorists are urged to be patientand are<br />

askednot to pick up speeduntil afterthey<br />

have left the road works zone.<br />

The strategies willreducethe likelihood<br />

of damage to paintwork and windscreens.<br />

Vehicles travelling at the temporary<br />

speedlimit help pressthe new chipinto<br />

the seal.<br />

This is an ongoing programme and local<br />

motorists are encouraged to keepupto<br />

date by following the Waimakariri District<br />

Council’s page on Facebook.


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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

29<br />

Courtesy urged on roads<br />

Nursery crop<br />

... Pines can<br />

be the ideal<br />

nursery crop<br />

for native<br />

species, local<br />

farm foresters<br />

say.<br />

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By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> farm foresters would<br />

like to see the benefits of pine trees<br />

recognised in efforts to meet New<br />

Zealand’sclimatechange targets.<br />

Respondingtolast week’s Climate<br />

Change Commission report, New<br />

Zealand Farm Forestry Association<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> branchsecretary<br />

Laurie Bennett says his branchis<br />

concernedthat thepotential of radiata<br />

pine has beenoverlooked.<br />

The report setsnew emissionstargets<br />

and makes recommendations, including<br />

climate­friendly farmingpractices and<br />

establishing more permanent forests,<br />

predominantly natives.<br />

‘‘Radiata pine provides afast growing<br />

solutionasashortand medium­term<br />

carbon sink on land not suitable for<br />

harvesting at acost far less than<br />

establishing native forests fromscratch<br />

on bare land,’’ he says.<br />

As afast­growing tree, pine trees<br />

absorb carbon rapidly over 30 to 50<br />

years, and pineplantations can grow on<br />

andeventuallydecline to provide a<br />

canopy to support the establishment of<br />

native forests.<br />

‘‘Native trees can take hundredsof<br />

yearsuntilthey get to thelevelofcarbon<br />

sink required,’’ Mr Bennett says. ‘‘But<br />

growing radiata pine in the right place,<br />

at the righttime,provides multiple<br />

benefits. It provides robust money to our<br />

grossdomestic product compared to<br />

otherproducts and works well alongside<br />

otherfarming practices.<br />

‘‘As <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> farmers are<br />

increasingly finding, in the right<br />

environment, sheep,beef and forestry<br />

will do better per hectare thanjust<br />

sheep and beef.’’<br />

University of <strong>Canterbury</strong> forestry<br />

Professor Euan Mason says there is a<br />

misconception that forest carbon<br />

storage is ‘‘impermanent’’.<br />

‘‘What mattersisthe total area of New<br />

Zealand in forest, not whether or not any<br />

particular forest standblowsdown,<br />

burnsorisharvested.<br />

‘‘If we commit to increasing the total<br />

national area of forest and to ensuring<br />

that the verysmall areas thatblow or<br />

burn down, or those areas thatmay be<br />

harvested, willbere­established, we can<br />

enlargeavery stable, permanent carbon<br />

store in forests.’’<br />

Rather than relying on native<br />

plantings,Professor Mason advocates<br />

using the more ‘‘rapid sequestration<br />

rates of exotics to fill gaps in our carbon<br />

accounts’’.<br />

Harvest season is in full swing and<br />

Federated Farmers is urging motorists<br />

and the operatorsofagricultural<br />

machinery to show each othersome care<br />

and understanding.<br />

Federated Farmers’ transport<br />

spokeswoman, KarenWilliams, says New<br />

Zealand’s$2.1 billion arableindustry is<br />

an important part of the country’s export<br />

earnings, economyand employment.<br />

During harvest,tractors towing<br />

implementsand other big agricultural<br />

vehicles oftenneed to use public roads.<br />

‘‘They’re bulkyand of necessity —and<br />

by law —move at lower speedsthan other<br />

motorists,’’ Ms Williams says.<br />

Competition<br />

at field days<br />

An Amuri A&P Show initiative is set to<br />

feature at this year’s South Island<br />

Agricultural Field days.<br />

The Country Women Competition,<br />

trialledbythe Dairy Women’s Network’s<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>branch at last year’s<br />

Amuri show, has been added to the lineup<br />

for the field days being held at Kirwee<br />

from March24to26.<br />

Having acompetition which allowsthe<br />

region’stalented rural women todisplay<br />

their capabilities is acoup, says<br />

Michaela McLeod, the organising<br />

committee’s firstchairwoman.<br />

“The South Island AgriculturalField<br />

Days has long been known for the place<br />

to see harvesters,seeders, balers and<br />

some of the newest agricultural<br />

technology in action.But to be able to<br />

highlight the skills and capabilities of the<br />

women, whoare often the backbone of<br />

the agricultural industry, is aspecial<br />

additiontothe field days this year.’’<br />

The event revolvesaround challenges<br />

designedtogive rural women achanceto<br />

prove their mettle and talent.<br />

Prospective entrants are encouraged<br />

to keep an eye on the Dairy Women’s<br />

Network<strong>Canterbury</strong> page on Facebook.<br />

‘‘Farmersare askingother driversto<br />

show abit of patienceand common sense.<br />

If atractor or harvester doespull over to<br />

the edge of theroad, takeyour<br />

opportunity to passifyou can do so safely.<br />

‘‘Mostofthemwillbemoving no faster<br />

than 30­40kmh or so, so it’s not essential<br />

to havethe same several hundred metres<br />

of clear road ahead needed when<br />

overtakingmuch faster moving vehicles.’’<br />

Refusing to pass can result in along<br />

line­up of vehicles and that’s when some<br />

drivers’ patience frays and theydo<br />

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She also urges the operators of farm<br />

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Southbrook sees sniff<br />

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Amasterclass in how to chasealow score<br />

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Ohoka, Cheviot and Oxford­<br />

Rangiora as the CRV Ambreed Country<br />

Premier One Day 2020/21 competition<br />

heatsup.<br />

Southbrook, which hasn’twon sincethe<br />

opening round,was putinto bat by the<br />

home sideatLeeston Park on Saturday.<br />

Youngwicket­keeper batsman Hayden<br />

Thornley and SouthbrookmainstayTony<br />

Hancox got the visitors off to aflying start,<br />

bringing up the 50­runopening<br />

partnership in eightovers. But the freescoring<br />

Hancox retiredwith ahamstring<br />

injury afterscoring 21 off 25 balls.<br />

Thornley brought up his half­century<br />

before he fell with the score at 100/3.<br />

Leeston­Southbridge’s fight­back was<br />

sparked by MainPower Oval head<br />

groundsman Dave Evans,whose nagging<br />

medium­pacers turned the match, picking<br />

up three quick wickets.<br />

The spin trioofDavid Neal,Tim<br />

Gruijters and Will Macfarlane also<br />

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Southbrook needed to strike earlyto<br />

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Greendelivered. He rippedout opener<br />

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over,givingSouthbrook asniff of victory.<br />

That hope was eroded by the composed<br />

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not out from 98 balls,securing the eightwicketwin<br />

with eightovers to spare.<br />

Ohoka victorious<br />

An unbeaten centurybyNew Zealand<br />

under­19 star Rhys Mariuhelped guide<br />

Ohoka to a15­run win overDarfield.<br />

Mariu carried his bat through the first<br />

innings, making <strong>11</strong>4 of Ohoka’s 253 runs,<br />

well­supported by WillHamilton (41 off46)<br />

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Ryan Hughes (38 off 40) and keeper<br />

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BigCheviotwin<br />

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AcenturypartnershipbetweenCheviot<br />

openerTed Whelan (65 off 74) and George<br />

Waddy (68 off 97) set up the commanding<br />

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Weedons never threatened the big score,<br />

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Five­wicket win<br />

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enjoyed afive­wicketwin over struggling<br />

Lincoln,which managedjust 102.<br />

CalvinScott led the chase, anchoringthe<br />

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Mayor opens the season withapitch over theplate<br />

Mayoral wishes ... WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon wishesthe Kaiapoi premier women’s<br />

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SPORT RESULTS<br />

Rangiora BridgeClub<br />

Holiday match: <strong>North</strong>/South: Colleen<br />

Adam/Joan Lloyd 1, DavidMcRae/David<br />

Rainey2,Denise Lang/Julie Day 3. E/W:<br />

GaynorHurford/Lynda Grierson 1,<br />

Frances McDowell/HelenPaterson 2,<br />

Dawn Simpson/HeatherWaldron 3.<br />

Rimu pairs: N/S Peter Whitehead/Geoff<br />

Swailes1,Derek Wilson/Alison Price 2,<br />

Helen Mora/Pam McAlister 3. E/W:<br />

Pauline Miller/BarrySmart1,Judith<br />

Driver/JanRoose 2. Norm Shipley/Lesley<br />

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Mondayevening: N/S: Anne Bagrie/BB<br />

1, Annette Caldwell/GailDunlop 2, Fons<br />

Sanders/Ellis Sanders 3. E/W:Murray<br />

Davis/Sharyn Davis1,Desley Simpson/<br />

Judith Robinson 2, Liz Calder/Lindsay<br />

Sigglekow3.<br />

Wednesday summerpairs: N/S: Joyce<br />

Gray/Dawn Simpson1,Richard Luisetti/<br />

Sue McIlroy 2, Helen Mora/Lesley Smith<br />

3. E/W JillAmer/Andrew Findlay1,Alison<br />

Price/DerekWilson 2, Dave Tocker/Tony<br />

Biddington3.<br />

WaimakaririGorgeWomen’s Golf<br />

Stableford, 18 holes:LScott 39, J<br />

Pottinger 35, JCollins 33, BThompson 32,<br />

JBlatch 32, FNimmo 30, HChamberlain<br />

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9holes: SFarra18, RBenny18, J<br />

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Greenwashing is the process of conveying afalse<br />

impression or providing misleading information<br />

about how acompany's products are more<br />

environmentally sound.<br />

The Ministry for the Environment late last year<br />

asked the public how best to tackle problem<br />

plastics and received more than 5000 submissions.<br />

The first of the Government’s proposals would see<br />

regulations imposed to phase out certain hard-torecycle<br />

plastics.<br />

These include PVC food and beverage packing,<br />

polystyrene packaging, as well as oxo-degradable<br />

plastics. These are plastics that are designed to<br />

break down quickly when oxygen is present, creating<br />

microplastics that pollute the environment.<br />

“There is so much unrecyclable plastic packaging<br />

making it to New Zealand shelves,” says Council’s<br />

Solid Waste Asset Manager Kitty Waghorn.<br />

“Many producers claim their packaging products<br />

are biodegradable or compostable when in reality<br />

they aren’t. They can’t be composted in most<br />

commercial composting facilities in New Zealand.”<br />

The second proposalidentifies sevensingle-use items<br />

to phase out, including single-useplasticproduce<br />

bags,tableware,non-compostable producestickers,<br />

drinkstirrers, plasticcotton buds andstraws.<br />

The proposed changes are expected to come into<br />

force by January 2025 with some happening earlier,<br />

depending on the type of packaging and item.<br />

Woodend Celebrates aSafe<br />

School Crossing<br />

The ribbon was cut last week opening the longawaited<br />

pedestrian crossing outside Woodend<br />

School on State Highway 1.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon says, “It’s great to see this<br />

in place just in time for school starting back. It’s<br />

been along time coming and it is fantastic there<br />

is finally asafe way across the State Highway for<br />

school kids and wider Woodend.”<br />

The Mayor was joined by student leaders from<br />

Woodend School, School Principal Adrienne Simpson,<br />

Jim Harland from Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency),<br />

and representatives from Beca and Fulton Hogan who<br />

worked on the project.<br />

The lights andthe crossing are part of awider road<br />

safety improvement projectalongthe State Highway.<br />

He says effective advocacy with Waka Kotahi was<br />

key to this project’s success.<br />

“The community can take huge credit for this,<br />

including the students and staff from the school.”<br />

“We now need Waka Kotahi to confirm atimetable<br />

for the remaining road improvements through<br />

Woodend. These will build on the good work we’re<br />

celebrating today and make walking and cycling a<br />

more viable option for the community before they<br />

hopefully commit to the Woodend Bypass.”<br />

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Reopens<br />

Scheduled maintenance at Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre<br />

has been completed, meaning the full centre is<br />

again open to the public.<br />

Major maintenance takes place every two tothree<br />

years and involves draining the pools, repairing<br />

tiles and re-grouting. The work ensures the facility<br />

will be in great shape for years to come.<br />

More information on opening hours<br />

and swim programmes can be found at<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/aquatics<br />

If youhaveastreet treeoutside your house,we’d<br />

love it if youcouldgiveitadrink. Over summer<br />

we do watering rounds,but anywateryou can<br />

givethe trees will helpthemget through thehot<br />

dry summer. Abucket of water every three or<br />

four dayswillmake all the difference.<br />

Waimakariri Libraries preschool sessions return<br />

in theweek beginning Monday 15 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

at the following times and locations:<br />

Babytimes<br />

RangioraLibrary: Monday15<strong>February</strong>,10.30am<br />

Kaiapoi Library: Friday19<strong>February</strong>, <strong>11</strong>am<br />

Storytimes<br />

Rangiora Library: Tuesday16<strong>February</strong> and<br />

Thursday18<strong>February</strong>,10am<br />

Oxford Library: Friday19<strong>February</strong>, 10am<br />

Toddlertimes<br />

Oxford Library: Tuesday16<strong>February</strong>,10.30am<br />

Kaiapoi Library: Wednesday17<strong>February</strong>, 10.30am<br />

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

We’ve developed adra Cemetery<br />

Policy to guide how Council cemeteries<br />

are managed day-to-day and want to<br />

hear what you think.<br />

It covers things like:<br />

Pre-School Sessions<br />

at the Waimakariri<br />

Libraries Return<br />

Come and join the fun!<br />

ABOUT CEMETERIES<br />

• Installation and maintenance of memorial<br />

headstones<br />

• Gravedecoration<br />

• Gravesiteand cemetery maintenance<br />

• Reservationofashes or burial plots<br />

Shareyour thoughts.Feedback is openFriday<br />

15 JanuarytoMonday15<strong>February</strong> <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk


Give usyour<br />

feedback<br />

ADVISORY:<br />

WaimakaririRiver<br />

flood works<br />

We arecarryingout flood protection<br />

worksatMcIntoshs bend in Kaiapoi;<br />

strengthening the riverbankrock<br />

lining and placing stopbank rock<br />

armouringalongthe riverbank.<br />

Pegasus cycleway will be closed<br />

from Ferry Rdtojust past the<br />

oxidation ponds for the last two<br />

weeks of <strong>February</strong>.<br />

Fishing access remains open butwith<br />

restrictedaccessmid-ApriltoJuly.<br />

Formoreinformation:<br />

ecan.govt.nz/flood-works<br />

NEED FUNDING FOR A<br />

LOCAL ARTS PROJECT?<br />

Assistance is available for groups and<br />

individuals who are keen to provide arts<br />

and cultural activities in the Waimakariri<br />

District from the Creative Communities<br />

New Zealand Scheme.<br />

The next CreativeCommunities round will close<br />

Monday29March <strong>2021</strong>,for events or activitiesthat<br />

takeplace between1May<strong>2021</strong> and 1May 2022.<br />

The Application Form and Guide for Applicants is<br />

available from Council Service Centres and Libraries or<br />

from the Council website at waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

If youhaveany questionsplease contact<br />

the administrator, KarenLivingstone<br />

Phone033<strong>11</strong> 8901or0800965 468<br />

Email karen.livingstone@wmk.govt.nz<br />

CHECK IT OUT<br />

Sausage sizzle<br />

Afundraising<br />

barbecue willbeheld<br />

for the Rangiora<br />

Community Patrol on<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 20.<br />

Itwill be outside<br />

Rangiora PAK’nSAVE<br />

from 10am to 2pm.<br />

Barbecueswill be held<br />

thethird Saturday of<br />

everymonth.<br />

Night classes<br />

Aseries of night classes<br />

with MelEaton, of<br />

Amberley’sNESTArts<br />

Collective, is planned<br />

forThursday nights<br />

from6.30pm to 8.30pm,<br />

starting on <strong>February</strong><strong>11</strong><br />

andending on April 8.<br />

Theclasses,for those<br />

aged 16 and older,aim<br />

to develop creative<br />

talents through an<br />

investigationof<br />

differentart­making<br />

techniques.The series<br />

offersbeginner and<br />

intermediateartists a<br />

foundational<br />

understandingoftools<br />

andprocessestocreate<br />

unique works.The cost<br />

is $180for the fullterm.<br />

Formore details contact<br />

Mel at info@<br />

nest.artscollective.nz<br />

Journal workshop<br />

TheNEST Arts<br />

Collective in Amberley<br />

is offering aseries of<br />

workshops with<br />

Belinda Osgood<br />

demonstratinghow to<br />

create ahand­made<br />

customisedjournal.<br />

Theskillsinclude book<br />

binding, dyeing, paper<br />

crafting,collage,<br />

stencilling, sewing and<br />

moretoproduce a<br />

120­pagehard­covered<br />

journal. TheThursday<br />

morning (10am­noon)<br />

workshopsstarton<br />

<strong>February</strong><strong>11</strong>and end<br />

on April 8. All<br />

materials are provided.<br />

The cost is $200.Contact<br />

Belinda at:info@<br />

nest.artscollective.<br />

Creativity classes<br />

After­schoolclasses<br />

with Laura Hewetson,<br />

ofAmberley’s NEST<br />

Arts Collective, are<br />

available for creative<br />

children. Theywill be<br />

every Tuesday from<br />

3.45pmto5.15pm from<br />

<strong>February</strong>9to March<br />

30. It is tailored for<br />

thoseaged8to14. The<br />

cost is $140 for thefull<br />

term.All materials will<br />

be provided.<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

MINI, <strong>11</strong>00 /1300, Escort<br />

or similar. Please phone 03<br />

313 4795.<br />

WANTED to buy Ford,<br />

Holden, Chrysler, or<br />

Chev’s, classic cars. Any<br />

condition. Please phone<br />

Tony 027 313 5000.<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

Motorcycles<br />

MOTORBIKE servicing<br />

and repairs, quality service,<br />

affordable rates. South<br />

Pacific Motorcycle<br />

Services, Mandeville.<br />

Phone 03 312 0066. Or visit<br />

www.motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

ACTIVITIES AND CLASSIFIEDS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

SeniorNet Internet Banking series<br />

1: Introduction -Friday 19 <strong>February</strong><br />

2: Workshop -Friday 26 <strong>February</strong><br />

2354523<br />

Each starts at 10.00 am in the Learning Centre<br />

178 King Street, Rangiora<br />

Information/enrolment with Bob on<br />

03 312 8933 |jobo@gumbrell.net<br />

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS<br />

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

“GOOD NEWS”<br />

What the Bible says about Israel.<br />

The Apostle Paul says “ Brethren, my<br />

heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel<br />

is, that they might be saved”. Rom 10:1.<br />

Public Notices<br />

Oxford A&P<br />

Association<br />

Easter Saturday 3April <strong>2021</strong><br />

Entries Close: 28th <strong>February</strong><br />

No late entries accepted.<br />

Schedulesavailableonline:<br />

showday.online<br />

SomeTrade and Art/Craft<br />

sites stillavailable<br />

Contact Christine Roberts<br />

E: secretary@oxfordapshow.co.nz<br />

oxfordapshow.co.nz<br />

Grazing<br />

GRAZING<br />

AVAILABLE NOW<br />

10 Acres well sheltered<br />

pasture with water,<br />

2354022<br />

suitable for sheep or<br />

calves in Tuahiwi.<br />

Phone: 03 313 7223<br />

Educational<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary up to<br />

NCEA level 3. In centre<br />

(Rangiora) or interactive<br />

online from your home.<br />

Each student onanindividually<br />

tailored programme.<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora has<br />

been serving the local community<br />

for 30 +years. Give<br />

us acall (03 313 3638) or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online https://www.<br />

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

Livestock<br />

TEXEL ROMNEY<br />

CROSS Ram lambs. Suitable<br />

for breeding & lifestyle<br />

blocks. Please telephone<br />

021 626 449 or 03<br />

385 4966.<br />

HOMEKILL<br />

&Wild Game<br />

Meat Processing<br />

313 0022<br />

2309602MEAT2U.NZ<br />

SOUTH DORSET ram<br />

sell. Good heavy meaty<br />

ram. Phone 021 0834 6945.<br />

Public Notices<br />

RESPONSIBLE hunter<br />

looking for large properties<br />

to shoot rabbits, possums<br />

and hares. Phone Richard<br />

021 999 520.<br />

2346688<br />

2354727<br />

Consultationonthe draft<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>RegionalLand<br />

TransportPlan<strong>2021</strong>-31<br />

37<br />

This is aPublic Consultation in accordancewith<br />

section 82 of theLocal GovernmentAct 2002.<br />

TheRegional TransportCommitteeofthe<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> RegionalCouncil (Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>)invites submissionsonthe draft<br />

Regional Land TransportPlan<strong>2021</strong>-31.<br />

Thedraft Plan outlines an investmentstrategy<br />

fordevelopingthe region’s land transport<br />

network over10years and we are consulting<br />

to ensure theproposal is in linewith the<br />

aspirationsofthe <strong>Canterbury</strong> community and<br />

usersofthe network.<br />

ThePlansetsout avision andstrategic<br />

objectives,priorities forinvestment,and<br />

aprogramme of transportactivities to be<br />

undertakenbyRoad Controlling Authorities.<br />

It introduces headlinetargets forroadsafety,<br />

transportemissions and moving morefreight<br />

by rail.<br />

Formore information go to haveyoursay.ecan.<br />

govt.nz/regional-land-transport-plan or call<br />

Customer Services on 0800324 636.<br />

Making asubmission<br />

Youmay make asubmissiononthe draftplan:<br />

• Onlineat haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/<br />

regional-land-transport-plan<br />

• Byemailtomailroom@ecan.govt.nz<br />

• Bypost to RegionalLand Transport Plan,<br />

Freepost1201,POBox345,Christchurch,<br />

8140.<br />

Theclosing date forsubmissions ismidday<br />

Friday,5March <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Peter Scott<br />

Chair, Regional TransportCommittee<br />

9<strong>February</strong><strong>2021</strong><br />

Please contact<br />

Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> with<br />

anyqueries:<br />

0800 324636<br />

Creative Communities Fund<br />

SINGLE older man, educ,<br />

NS, witty, finance ok and<br />

living on own locally.<br />

Seeks to find a similarly<br />

placed slim tallish vibrant<br />

modern lady for company<br />

and to do things with. Ph/<br />

Txt 027 659 4425.<br />

Personal<br />

SEMI RETIRED kind,<br />

romantic & caring man<br />

looking for a loving<br />

relationship. Seeking a<br />

genuine, caring woman in<br />

her 70’s, who doesn’t<br />

smoke, light drinker. Please<br />

phone 020 4129 5331.<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6<strong>11</strong>0.


CLASSIFIEDS<br />

38 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

NZMSM -<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Community Instrument Demonstration Nights<br />

2353422<br />

19 th Feb. at 6:30 p.m.<br />

Gospel Hall<br />

22 High Street, Rangiora<br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

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

THEHOPE OF ISRAEL -<br />

IS IT GOOD NEWS?<br />

Anti-Semitism sits just under the surface of most institutions.<br />

How does the Bible speak of Israel and it’s people? The Jews<br />

have been in the forefront of God’s purpose with the Earth,<br />

Abraham being their father, the promises given to him by God<br />

impact upon the nations -for good or not. Understanding<br />

the Old Testament gives us the foundation for understanding<br />

the New Testament. ‘For Moses truly said unto the fathers,<br />

Aprophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your<br />

brethren, like unto me: him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever<br />

he shall say unto you. Ye are the children of the prophets, and<br />

of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto<br />

Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be<br />

blessed. Acts 3:22, 25<br />

DVD presentation -Sunday,14th <strong>February</strong> 7.00pm<br />

Kaiapoi Community Centre -Sewell Street<br />

Forinformation- phone 03 352 5453<br />

Website -bibletruthandprophecy.com<br />

Waimakariri Country Music<br />

Festival<br />

Fundraiser<br />

<br />

Sunday 14 th <strong>February</strong>, <strong>11</strong>am –4pm,<br />

Pines Beach Community Hall.<br />

$3.00 per person.<br />

• Local country music singers<br />

&musicians<br />

• Raffle • Chocolate Wheel<br />

• Sausage Sizzle • Cups of tea<br />

Enquiries to Kevin Taylor 03 327 8920<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

FULL me AutomoveTechnician<br />

Full me qualifiedAutomove<br />

Technician is urgently requiredfor<br />

our busy rural workshop.<br />

MusthaveAVI-WOF licence and<br />

be aqualified technician with good<br />

diagnoscskills and customer<br />

communicaon.<br />

Please email cv or forfurther<br />

informaon contact us via<br />

Email: challenge@oxfordauto.co.nz<br />

or phone 0276877219<br />

Come and meet our teachers and get afeel for the<br />

variety of instruments they teach.<br />

We offer lessons for piano/keyboard, voice, guitar/bass<br />

guitar, drums, ukulele, violin, woodwinds and brass.<br />

For more information, contact Erin Grigson<br />

at erin@grigson.org or 027-589-6131.<br />

Check us out at nzmsmnorthcanterbury.blogspot.com.<br />

Learning Support<br />

Year 5/6<br />

Southbrook School is looking for an amazing Learning<br />

Support person to work in our Year 5/6Learning<br />

Space.<br />

This fixed term position is approximately 15 hours per<br />

week over five days.<br />

If you love working alongside children and helping them<br />

to reach their potential, we would like to hear from you.<br />

If you are interested in this position, please email<br />

Julie Walls your CV -julie.walls@southbrook.school.nz<br />

2355306<br />

2352597<br />

2346384<br />

2354724<br />

26 th Feb. at 6:30 p.m.<br />

St. Patrick’s Parish Church<br />

61 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

Events and Promotions<br />

Administrator<br />

• 12 month maternity leave contract<br />

• 40 hours per week (MondaytoFriday)<br />

Thisis an exciting opportunity to work withasmall<br />

team to help promote the Waimakariri District<br />

with anew brand and anew set of objectives.<br />

This role offers agreat deal of variety with amix<br />

of autonomy and direction. Overview is to assist<br />

DistrictPromotions Manager withthe deliveryand<br />

administration of projects. Source, create and post<br />

content on social media platforms and administer<br />

the Events Program Coordinating amonthly event<br />

guideand administeringeventfunding.<br />

Email for full job description<br />

janine@visitwaimakariri.co.nz<br />

Applications close<br />

16 th <strong>February</strong> <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Rangiora<br />

High School<br />

Cleaners<br />

We are seeking to expand our pool of Cleaners for<br />

both afternoon and/or evening shifts.<br />

Please email your CV and acovering letter to:<br />

vacancies@rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

Applications close on 15 <strong>February</strong><strong>2021</strong>.<br />

*** Customer Service Checkout<br />

Superstars Required ***<br />

Immediate Start<br />

2351093<br />

We are seeking outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic people<br />

to join our Customer Service Checkout team.<br />

We have opportunities for part-time, full-time, fixed term<br />

and permanent roles.<br />

Weekend work will be required.<br />

If you are passionate about providing excellent<br />

customer service, then we want to hear from you now.<br />

The right person for the job will have:<br />

• Ability to smile and relate to people<br />

• Apositive andfriendly outlook<br />

• Goodlistening skills<br />

• Drive and enthusiasm<br />

• Astrong customer service focus<br />

• Beaneffective and reliable team member<br />

• Anattention to detail<br />

• Aquick and alert mind, with the ability to adapt and<br />

be flexible<br />

• A reasonable level of fitness as some heavy lifting<br />

will be required.<br />

Experience is preferred but not essential as full training<br />

is provided.<br />

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in<br />

place, apre-employment drug test and medical will be<br />

required.<br />

If this sounds like you, send your application and CV to:<br />

Customer Service Checkout Superstars Position,<br />

Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:<br />

applications@mcalpines.co.nz<br />

2354955<br />

2353650<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

A FLAT WANTED to<br />

buy, by local cash buyer.<br />

Anything considered.<br />

Please phone Yvonne 021<br />

055 3751.<br />

BUYING estate type old<br />

china, crystal, collectables,<br />

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or<br />

313 1878.<br />

PRE 1990’s vehicles suitable<br />

for resurrection and<br />

restoration, not wrecking.<br />

Anything considered, dead<br />

reg ok. Ph 021 227 6878.<br />

$$$<br />

Amalgamated Scrap Metal<br />

Ltd. Specialists in farm<br />

machineryand farm clean<br />

ups, old vehicles etc.<br />

100% locally owned.<br />

Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

2312759<br />

For Sale<br />

CLAAS MERCURY<br />

Header 10 foot cut, Ford<br />

motor. Well maintained<br />

and shed stored. Lifters,<br />

sares, set up for barley.<br />

$2500 plus GST. Ph 027<br />

260 3063.<br />

SURPLUS HORSE<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

We have accumulated over the years alot of<br />

horse gear including bits, saddles, covers,<br />

blankets, and much, much more. We are<br />

keen to let these items go for adonation to<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Riding for the Disabled.<br />

Items will be displayed at our facility,<br />

4B Millton Avenue, Rangiora (the shingle<br />

road past the show grounds leading towards<br />

the stopbank and Ashley River) from<br />

1o’clock on Saturday 13 th <strong>February</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

chopping, pruning, firewood<br />

cut. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 <strong>11</strong>1 4322.<br />

ARBORIST qualified.<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com.<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

BRICK &blocklaying. All<br />

types of work undertaken,<br />

repairs. Phone Hamish<br />

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

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

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Rob 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 2227597<br />

Trade &Services<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

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

Gardening<br />

A+ GARDEN hedges cut<br />

to perfection. Tree &arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or<br />

021 <strong>11</strong>1 4322.<br />

Garage Sales<br />

7 STANTON PLACE,<br />

Woodend, Sat 13th Feb,<br />

8.30am -12.30pm. Stereo<br />

plus cabinet, tools, household<br />

goods.<br />

WAIKUKU BEACH 17<br />

Collins Drive, 8am -1pm<br />

Saturday 13th <strong>February</strong>.<br />

Household items. Lots of<br />

bargains.<br />

For Sale<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

FIAT DUCATO 2003, 2<br />

berth campervan, toilet,<br />

shower, sink, electric or<br />

battery fridge, gas cooker,<br />

electric microwave, off<br />

road camping or power<br />

turbo diesel motor, air conditioning<br />

&power steering<br />

$23,000. Phone 03 327<br />

7533.<br />

2355390<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restorations,<br />

mouldy silcone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

FIRE GUARDS Custom<br />

made with safety latch.<br />

Phone 021 169 9066. E:<br />

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.<br />

KITCHEN, bathroom,<br />

renovations, decking,<br />

pergolas, fencing. Honest<br />

reliable licenced builders.<br />

Ph Don 027 727 9162.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheeliebins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph389 9230.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Trailer, generator<br />

&mobile handpiece<br />

available. Experienced,<br />

reliable and honest. Ph 03<br />

4233713 or 021 267 4025.<br />

SHEEP SHEARING,<br />

drenching, feet trimming.<br />

For Lifestyle blocks. Call<br />

Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

STONEMASON, Brick<br />

and Blocklayer. Earthquake<br />

repairs, grind out and<br />

repoint, River/Oamaru<br />

stone, Schist, Volcanic<br />

Rock, paving, all alterations<br />

new and old. Quality<br />

workmanship. Visit<br />

featureworks.co.nz or ph<br />

027 601 3145.<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

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

horse, all types of animals.<br />

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

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office03312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

VALUATION -<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

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

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2220615<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2354387<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Hancox -Thomson<br />

Marie &David were<br />

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4 th <strong>February</strong>1961.<br />

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2353841<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

25 Years Experience<br />

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privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

Movemen Ltd<br />

2Men &agood sized<br />

truck. From $157 per hour<br />

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

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

HOMEKILL<br />

•Humane livestock slaughtering<br />

•Independent, mobile service<br />

•Operating locally<br />

•Delivering to butcher<br />

of your choice<br />

Phone Adam 021 376 145<br />

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

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

2316549<br />

Diamond Wedding


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

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

Automotive &Recovery<br />

Builder<br />

Butchery<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

2070788<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

•<br />

Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

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

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

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Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

131 Ohoka Road<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

03 327 3<strong>11</strong>1<br />

021 293 6331<br />

compucare@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.compucare.co.nz<br />

Computer Repairs &upgrades<br />

Prompt professional services<br />

2276525v2<br />

Virus &malware removal<br />

New &UsedPC’s4Sale<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Ear Health<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

Excavation &Cartage<br />

• HORSE ARENAS -Cheap 0-6mm Screened sand<br />

• Screened Soil • Boulders -Large suitablefor soak holes<br />

Dean Hurley -Managing Director<br />

Hurley Excavation &Cartage Ltd<br />

Ph 0274 336 993 |hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz<br />

•17metre spray<br />

booth<br />

•FullPaint &Panel<br />

Service<br />

•Insurance Work<br />

Excavation &Cartage Ltd<br />

Panel Beater<br />

If it stands still<br />

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•Fullcoachbuilding service, fabricating<br />

doors, lockers, windows, tanks<br />

•PaintingMotorhomes, Caravans, Boats,<br />

Trucks,Tractors&Cars<br />

Now moved to 8Seven Mile Drive, Belfast<br />

Phone (03) 323 4<strong>11</strong>5<br />

www.autobodyrepairs.co.nz<br />

2354024<br />

2273277<br />

2352471<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

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Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

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8.30am -12noon<br />

- Monday to Friday<br />

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AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

For a/h repairs<br />

phone (03) 310-3044<br />

Plumbing<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65 years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

Aaron McCartney<br />

Certifying Plumber<br />

Cell 027 366 9091<br />

A/H 03 310 2137<br />

Free Call:<br />

0508 44EVER<br />

EMAIL:<br />

plumber_27@yahoo.com<br />

2172994<br />

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

Scaffolding<br />

Landscaping<br />

STEWART CONTRACTING<br />

Landscaping -Fencing<br />

& Earthworks<br />

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING<br />

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974<br />

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

•Edge protection<br />

•Working platform<br />

Phone<br />

0274 366 901<br />

Plans for pricing<br />

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

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

1783878<br />

2136148<br />

• Ear Health checks.<br />

• Wax removal using Microsuction<br />

• Removal of foreign bodies<br />

• Basic hearing aid care<br />

• ACC provider<br />

• WarVeteran provider<br />

• No medical referral<br />

required<br />

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi<br />

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

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

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

2324849<br />

Mechanical &Pipe Systems<br />

•Upto2”pipethreading &fitting<br />

•Oil lubricationpumprepairs&systems installation<br />

•BulkDieselTank polishing (filtering)<br />

•Industrialservicing andmaintenance<br />

•Based inWaimakaririregion<br />

Tony 027 243 5337<br />

Email:Mpipesystems@gmail.com<br />

AMPLIFY<br />

YOUR<br />

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AND BE THE<br />

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REMEMBER<br />

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Phone us today on 03 314 8335 or email<br />

sales@ncnews.co.nz to find out how we can help!<br />

2346458<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

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

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

1902273<br />

Trellis<br />

Proud specialists in enviro-friendly<br />

timber manufacturing trellis from<br />

premium Macrocarpa &treated Pine<br />

2351878<br />

•Trellis •Outdoor Living<br />

•Outdoor Furniture •Gates<br />

331 CFlaxton Road, Rangiora |sales@kaiapoitrellis.co.nz<br />

Ph 027 575 45<strong>11</strong> |www.kaiapoitrellis.co.nz<br />

Windows & Doors<br />

WINDOW MARKET PLACE<br />

• New & Used<br />

• Timber & Aluminium<br />

• Windows & Doors<br />

8am-5pm Weekdays<br />

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215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham<br />

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

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

ncn1242200aa<br />

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


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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage XLS<br />

1.2P, 80,000km,Alloy’s,<br />

NZ New, Airbags<br />

2018Holden Trax<br />

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$21,995<br />

1995 Subaru Impreza<br />

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Alloy’s,Towbar,<br />

Roof racks<br />

$20,995<br />

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