North Canterbury News: March 11, 2021

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Rating

strategy

worries

mayors

By DAVID HILL

NorthCanterbury mayorsare not amused by

the rates increaseproposedbyEnvironment

Canterbury(ECan).

The regional council proposes arates

increase of up to 24.5 percentthis yearaspart

of its2021/31 Long Term Plan.

The decision hasleft local mayors

concernedthat therates bill could have a

severe impact on ratepayers already reeling

from the effects of Covid­19uncertainty.

ECan planstoentirely fund its work

programme up­frontwithoutresorting to

loans, which is considered standard practice

for councils.

At present, ECan’sratesare collected

alongside each localdistrict council’s rate

demand.

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon is calling

on ECan to reconsider how it funds its

projects.

‘‘Like mostbusinesses and organisations,

the Waimakariri District Councildebt­funds

its projects.It’s exactlylike anormal loan —

you borrow up­front and repay over time.

‘‘This ensures inter­generationalequity —

afterall, the next generationisabeneficiary.’’

Borrowing allows for rates smoothing and

ensures rate increasesare lower and ‘‘aren’t

so unsympathetic to communities already

finding toughtimes’’, he says.

‘‘At the moment borrowing is the right move.

Interestratesare remarkably low, and the

necessary work can be undertaken without

significantly burdening householdsalready

strugglingduring Covid­19.’’

Continued Page 2

Lessons from the humble spud

Mayoral victory ... Spud competition organiser, Ginny Macfarlane, counts Hurunui Mayor

Marie Black’s potatoes grown in abucket as part of acompetition. Mrs Black, centre, and her

husband, Dave, look on.

PHOTO: ROBYNBRISTOW

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Delegation is the keyto

growing agood crop of

spuds,according to Hurunui

Mayor Marie Black.

Mrs Blackwas one of

many enjoying the

camaraderieatthe Amuri

Community Fun Day at

RotherhamonSunday.

Her shore of 14 Ilam

Hardy spudsinabucketwas

the winner. But she had to

concede she had delegated

much of the responsibility,

as husband Dave looked on

with keen interest.

Cr Nicky Anderson, on the

other hand, admitted she

had alot to learn, after her

bucketyieldednothing but a

rotting mess.

She says she willlearn

from her mistakes and come

back stronger and more

competitive next year. Not

using pig manure, and a

drier medium, will be high

on her list.

The Farmlands­supported

competition wasthe

brainchild of Ginny

Macfarlane.

It was part of apopular

day, organised by the Amuri

A&P Show committee and

community groupsto

replace their annual show,

cancelled after the region

temporarily moved to Covid

alert level 2.

The day attracted agreat

crowd,rewarding the

committee’s optimismthat

the alert levelwould drop to

1intime,allowing the event

to go ahead.

There were egg­and­spoon

races,sack races, decorated

bike competitions, tug­ofwar

contests, aterrier race,

and events forpet dogs.

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Artisan’sbuns on top again

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Acourier mess­up almost foiled

Artisan by Rangiora Bakery’s

winning entry in the Great New

Zealand Hot Cross Bun

competition reaching its

destination.

But bakerystaffer Tania

Browncame to the rescue,

offering to deliver the buns to

Dunedinfor judging on her way

to Invercargill.

She arrived with 30 minutes to

spare, gavethe box akiss, and

continued on her journey.

The bakerythen heard

nothing, and thoughtthe worst.

OperationsmanagerMarcus

Braunsaid they weresurprised

when acrew turneduplate last

week withthe president of the

Baking Industry Association of

New Zealand, Kevin Gilbert, to

announce the bakery had won.

Marcus says Tania’s effort in

delivering the entry earnedher

asmallaward in recognition of

her efforts, which allowedthe

bakery to take outthe prize for

the second year in arow.

Marcus, who developed the

recipe, says it is amatterof

gettingthe right balance of

spices, dried fruits macerated in

orange juice, and zest.

Breadbaker ShaneHancox

honedthe recipe, and did alot

of test baking before suggesting

the addition of some of the

bakery’s secret glazetothe fruit,

whichgave the bun an edge.

Staffthen gavethem the taste

test,which ledtomore refining,

until, after threeweeks,the

buns werecompetition­ready.

Marcus says the winhas given

the production staffof130 ashot

in the arm,asafter last year’s

win, the country went into

lockdown soon after, meaning

the bakery was unabletoreap

the rewards.

People had beentravelling

from Timaruand Ashburton and

buying astashofbuns, taking

them home and divvying them

up, says Marcus. But lockdown

put the brakes on sales.

This year, the bakery can

hardly keep up with demand.On

the first day, 600 packetsofsix

were baked andsold.

Production was stepped up for

the weekend.

‘‘We havebeen inundated

with messagesand texts from

people wanting to know how to

get hold of some buns,’’Marcus

says.

Chance for asay on plans

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Environment Canterbury’s draft longterm

plan 2021 to 2031 has been released

for community feedback.

It contains two options for

consultation, both proposing anotable

increase in activity and the funding

required to deliver it.

Option one proposes work costing

$246.54 million —about $46m more than

this year financial year. It would mean

an average increase of $136 per rateable

property.

It includes provision to accelerate key

projects, including public transport and

the Government’s essential freshwater

package.

ECan says $143m of the amount would

be funded by rates, with the rest made

up of government grants and user­pays

charges.

Option two represents work costing

$240.19m —about $40m more than this

year —for an average increase of $110

per rateable property.

Compared to the first option, some

projects will be delayed, scaled back or

not proposed to be funded. Of that,

$135m would be rate­funded, with the

rest made up of government grants and

user­pays charges.

Chairwoman Jenny Hughey said at an

ECan council meeting that the proposals

to increase activity and accelerate

environmental outcomes across the

region is to address issues such as

climate change, natural hazards, water

quality and biodiversity.

No decision will be made on the final

Championbuns ... Shane Hancox, left, headbread baker at

Artisan by Rangiora Bakery,holdsafreshly bakedbatch of hot

crossbuns alongsideoperations manager Marcus Braun, who

is holding the trophy.

Mayors

concerned

From Page 1

While her council has yet to discuss

ECan’s proposed rates rise, Hurunui

Mayor Marie Blacksays she agreeswith

Mr Gordon’s comments.

‘‘We need to be mindful of the impact

on the mum and dad ratepayerswho

bear the bruntofthese decisions.

‘‘It certainly begs the question of why

you would have such asignificant

increase when we are coming out of

austerity, withthe overall impact of

Covid still unknown.’’

Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle said he

would like asimilar ratesrise to get

through the projectshis district needs,

but he realises there would not be the

support.Now is not the time to burden

ratepayers, he says.

As all three districtcouncils collect

ECan’s rates as part of theirrates

demand,there is aconcern the rates rise

will reflect on them.

‘‘We are not lookingforward to those

big rate numbers coming up on our rates

bill, so it’s up to the community to have

their say, which is their right,’’Mrs Black

said.

The Waimakariri District Council is

proposing arates rise this year of 3.95%,

while Hurunui is proposing 8.49%.

The Kaikoura District Council has only

just begunwork on its Long Term Plan.

ECan’s draft Long Term Plan is

availableonlinefor submissions by

visitinghaveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz.

Fun day abig hit with Amuri residents

From Page 1

Horseriders turnedout in

forcefor aday of competing

afterthe cancellation of the

Amurishow and other blows,

including the lossofthe

Horseofthe Year Show.

Sheepalso featured, along

Long­Term Plan until after the council

has received and reviewed submissions

from the community, including hearing

in­person from those who want to speak

in support of their submission.

The percentage increase in rates that

is attached to each of the proposed

options (24.5% for Option 1and 18% for

Option 2) refers to the percentage

increase in the total amount paid to the

council in rates.

Not every ratepayer will see this on

their bill, ECan says.

To help illustrate what different

ratepayers will pay, ECan has anew tool,

ratescalculator.ecan.govt.nz, where

people can enter their address and see

what each option will do to the dollar to

be paid.

The existing rates ‘‘bubble’’ tool will

give the breakdown of income —that is,

how much are rates, grants and userpays

—for each portfolio, programme

and project proposed. This can be found

at rates.ecan.govt.nz.

For more information on the draft

Long­Term Plan and to make a

submission, members of the community

should go to haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/

ltp, where the consultation documents

can be found and where there is access

to the two rates tools.

An online submission form is available

on the page.

Public consultation on the plan runs

from March 8toApril 11.

Hearings are scheduled for April 27,

April 28 and May 4.

It will be adopted on June 17, and

become effective from July 1.

with anew shepherd’scontest

aimedatshowcasingand

recognising the important

contributionshepherds make

on North Canterbury farms.

Steerand calf riding, and

barrel racing,were well

supported.

Woodchopping and

shearing went aheadas

planned on the Saturday, with

careful managementofthe

numbers gathered.

Show president Don

McLean was justifiably proud

of what had been salvaged

from the show. He saysthe

Amuricommunity is well

usedtolooking after itself,

and it was not going to let a

little bit of Covid get in the

way of agreat time.

Likethe annual show, it

provided agreat opportunity

to catch up withfriends and

neighbours.

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Felicity loves brigade spirit

By SHELLEY TOPP

An interest in helping her community

has led volunteer firefighter Felicity

Lang to agroundbreaking role.

The young mother of two is about to

become the Waipara Volunteer Fire

Brigade’s first senior woman firefighter.

She has passed all the senior firefighters’

course requirements and is

now completing aconsolidation period

before being promoted to her new rank

in about two months.

‘‘Growing up in asmall community, I

always thought about giving back and

being part of the community,’’ Felicity

says.

She enjoys having the skills and

knowledge to be able to help people in

the community when it is needed.

Felicity began volunteering as a

firefighter about 12 years ago in Hanmer

Springs, where she grew up, but after 12

months at the Hanmer Springs

Volunteer Fire Brigade she moved to

Waipara to be with her husband, Mike

Lang.

The couple run adairy support and

stud sheep farm, and have family living

in the area.

The farm is also close to Amberley

and, initially, Felicity considered

joining the Amberley Volunteer Fire

Brigade.

‘‘It was quite ahard decision to choose

which brigade to join when Imoved

down here,’’ she says.

She eventually chose the Waipara

brigade because it was closer to the farm

and also had more of asmall community

feel.

‘‘There is areally good bunch of

people in this brigade,’’ Felicity says.

‘‘We all work together as ateam really

well.’’

Felicity also has great support from

her family for the volunteer work she

does.

Her children, Adele, aged 6, and

George, 4, think it is pretty cool that

their mum is afirefighter.

The Waipara brigade has 22

volunteers, including another woman,

Anne Carter.

Chief fire officer Paul Harris says

women now play abig role nationwide in

No elevated lead levels found in water

By DAVID HILL

Precautionaryscreening has confirmed

that Waimakariri does not haveelevated

lead levels in its drinkingwater supplies.

Testing was undertakenafterlead

contaminationwas identified in water

supplies in Otago in early February.

The sourceofthe contamination in

Otagoremainsunder investigation.

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Groundbreaking role ... Felicity Lang is about to become the first senior woman firefighter

in the Waipara Volunteer Fire Brigade.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s firefighting

and emergency service. ‘‘They

bring adifferent set of skills,’’ he says.

‘‘Firefighting is avery small part of

To giveresidents confidence in the

qualityofthe Waimakariri District

Council’s supplied water,staff assessed

the council’s supplies, taking 35 samples

from across the district in mid­February.

The resultsshowed no elevated

amountsoflead or otherconcerning

contaminants.

The riskprofile for council’s supplies is

deemed to be very low because of the low

what we do these days. Women don’t

have the brute strength of male

firefighters but they bring other skills

and together we make agreat team.’’

number of metalpipesand joints across

the district.

But it was thoughtsensible to

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Waimakariri did nothave the same

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Positives seen

in roading plan

By DAVID HILL

Thereare plenty of positives

for the Waimakariri districtin

ajust­released draftofamajor

roading plan, despite the

Woodend Bypassbeing

overlooked,again.

Waimakariri Mayor Dan

Gordon welcomed the

inclusion of LinesideRoad and

Skew Bridgeinthe draft

Canterbury RegionalLand

Transport Plan 2021/31 plan,

whichstill needstobesigned

off by the New Zealand

Transport Agency.

But he expressed

disappointmentthat the

Woodend Bypassisdeemed

not to meet thenational

frameworkfor funding

priorities. ‘‘It’s an important

project for Waimakariri and

we havemade asubmission to

say thatitshould be included,’’

Mr Gordon says.

Waimakariri MP Matt

Doocey has also expressed his

concernsatthe exclusion of

the WoodendBypassand

called on residentstomake a

submission beforethey closed

last week.

The Woodend Bypass is

included as an ‘‘on the

horizon’’project, with the draft

plan notingthat trafficvolumes

are expected to double over

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The draftplan allocates

$16.64 million for work on

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the proposed upgrade of Skew

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Kaiapoi, and $6.4mfor extra

scoping work on State Highway

1from AshleytoBelfast.

Mr Gordonwill also be

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and expectstoget an indication

of the likelytimeframe

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‘‘It’s greattofinallysee the

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Work resumes on Kaikoura hotel

Workhas resumed on the

new Sudima Hotelin

Kaikoura,which is expected

to openlaterthisyear.

Constructionstalledin

April last yearbecauseof

Covid­19 and itsimpact on

the tourism industry.

The restartofthe $35

million project, developed by

KirkRobertsConsulting,will

be awelcome boost to the

tourist town’seconomyasit

continues to recover fromthe

2016earthquake andthe

impact of thepandemic.

The 120­room,4.5 starrated

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domestic touriststothe area,

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additional newvisitors

coming to town annually.

The state­of­the art hotel

willalsoprovide jobs for

about 60 staff, who will be

employedlocally.

KirkRobertsChristchurch

regionalmanager NikGeorge

saysitisexciting to see work

restart after theprojectwas

putonholdbecauseofthe

lossofthe international

tourism marketwhen Covid­

19 hit.

“We decided to push out

the dateofcompletion,and

we expectthe hotel to be

open beforethe end of the

year.”

KaikouraMayorCraig

Macklesaysthe push to

finish theSudima shows

confidenceinKaikoura’s

future. ‘‘Itisthe first major

Building resumes ... Construction workers have returned to the Sudima Hotel.

stepintaking our district to

the nextlevel.”

Te RunangaoKaikoura

Ltd managing director

RawiriManawatu saysitis

pleasing to seethe

resumption of construction.

He saysheislooking

forwardtothe employment

and economic benefitsitwill

provide for the community.

KirkRobertsConsulting is

alsoworkingwithTe

Runanga oKaikoura to

integratethe new hotel into

the story beingtold in art

installations alongthe

highway on Kaikoura’s

coastline.

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PHOTO: FILE

Progress again ... An artist’s impression of the new Sudima

Hotel in Kaikoura.

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Real estate

riding wave

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The real estate industry has fared well in

the Waimakariri District, according to

the latest Infometrics quarterly

economic report.

Salesjumped 9.4 percent in the year

endedDecember 2020,while

Waimakaririhouseprices grew 8.6% in

the sameperiod.

Stuart Morris, owner of Ray White

Rangiora Morris &CoReal Estate, says

his sales teamisworkingflat out.

“The real estate market has been one

of the more fortunate industries that has

rebounded since last year’s Covid­19

lockdown in an unexpectedly busy

fashion to date.

‘‘Acrossthe country demand is

outweighing supply,fuelled by

historically low interest rates.”

He says interest in North Canterbury

property is now coming from across

Canterburyand the NorthIsland.

Buyers were realising the comparative

affordability of housing in the

WaimakaririDistrict compared to other

partsofthe country.

Enterprise NorthCanterbury business

development manager Miles Daltonsays

the Infometric report is pleasing.

“While some businessesin

Waimakariricontinue to do it tough,

overall —giventhe yearour business

communityhas had —this report really

highlights the resilience and strengthof

our localbusiness operators and the fact

that the Waimakariri District continues

to be an attractive place to live, workand

do business.”

It showedthe district’s economy had

largely shunned any lingering effect from

the Covid­19 lockdown, with retailalso

doingwell alongside realestate.


OPINION AND NEWS

6 The North Canterbury News, March 11, 2021

KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Show was fantastic

day for community

Ireally enjoyed the KaikouraA&P Show

held recentlyatSouth Bay.

The standard of the trade stalls was

impressive. Everyone could find

something of interest there,from

religious talksthrough to farm

equipment.

Apersonal highlight was judging the

trade stallswith show president Colin

Nimmo and checking out the incredible

array of retrofittedbikes that were on

displayand available for riding.

Thankstothe people who volunteered

their time to organise the show, those

who helped on the day, and everyonewho

attendedthis great community event.

Irecently attendedaFreightTour

organised by the Mayoral Forum in

Christchurch. This was afascinating

insightinto the issues facing the freight

businessinNew Zealand. The tour

involved everything from trucks and rail,

through to shipping, inland ports, and

airports. It’s always good to see how much

work goesonbehind the scenes, making

sure that the right things arrive, in the

right place, at the right time.

You’re goingtohear alot about the

Long Term Plan (LTP) in the next few

months. The council is meeting regularly

to review the numbers and look at the

services and projects that are proposed

over the next 10 years.The team at the

council is busy with this, and many

councillorsare doing four times what

they normally would, depending on what

community groups and/or boards they

represent.

The LTP is afine balancing act

between what we would like to do for the

district and what we can afford.

Some key jobs we are likelyto

prioritiseare amajor road resealing

programme (addressing abacklog that

has built up since 2010), the introduction

of arubbishcollection service in the

urbanregion, and an overdue review of

the District Plan.

At this stage, formalconsultation on the

LTP is scheduled for late May/June. We

have afair bit of work to do before then,

but we will keep you updated along the

way.

Keep an eye out for the America’s Cup

fan zone in town.

The KaikouraDistrict Councilis

hosting one of the fan zones being set up

in locations throughout New Zealand.

These free events are for the whole

family.

Times and locations will be advertised

through Facebook and on the Civic

Centre noticeboard.

See you out there.

Culturalidentity... Kaiapoi High School students havebeen practisingaheadofthe school’s

debutatCanterbury Polyfest on Saturday, ledbySelina Pesefea, centre.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

Students bound for Polyfest

By DAVID HILL

Maoriand Pasifika students have joined

forces so Kaiapoi High School can take part

in Canterbury Polyfest forthe first time.

Teacher Danna Robson wouldnormally

be busypreparing theschool’s kapa haka

team for the Canterbury regional

secondary schools kapa haka competition,

beingheld in Christchurch later thisyear.

Instead,she found herself learning about

Pacific Islandculture as students have

been practising in earnest for Polyfest.

Head girl Charlie Wickssays the Maori

students made adeal with the Pasifika

students at lastyear’s inaugural Maoriand

Pasifika cultural awards evening.

‘‘We agreed thatthe kapahaka kids

woulddoPolyfest if the Pasifika kidsdo

kapa haka.Itmeans that as aMaori I’m

learningabout Samoan culture, which is

similar, and the Pasifika kidswill learn

aboutMaori culture, whichisreally cool.’’

The Polyfest teamcomprises 10 Fijians,

sevenSamoans, three Cook Islanders,two

Tongans,aSolomon Islander and 10 Maori.

‘‘This group has got so many different

culturesand we’reall from big families

who are coming along to supportus, so we

hope to blowaway the other schoolswho

have neverheard of us,’’ Charlie says.

Year 12 students SelinaPesefea and

Onge Junior Lafulafu have taken the lead

in teaching students someoftheirSamoan

culture.

‘‘It’s not an easy job, but our teachers

made it way easier,’’Selina says.

Canterbury Polyfest is being heldin

Christchurch and is subject to the region

remainingatalert level 1.

The school’s Level 3Maori Tikanga class

is organising ahangiand fried bread

tomorrow (Friday), withtickets, at $10,

available through the school office.

Racecourse quarry proposal may be acase of putting the cart before the horse

Dear Editor,

Inote that neitherthe

Rangiora Harness Clubnor the

Canterbury Jockey Clubhave

authoritytoallow aquarry at

theirRangioravenue.

The RacingIndustry Act 2020,

section 21, confirms this.

Written approval of the

respective racingcodesis

required first. So,can the codes

give permission? Isuspect this

is dependentonnavigatingthe

following:

Showing reason for

overriding section 21. The

legislation is in place to enable

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

the rationalisation of the

industry following a2018

review.

Provingthey can meet health

and safety, animal welfare, and

community consultation

requirementsunder the Act.

Confirming agreed future

venue plans. The harnesscode

hasn’t even established its

criteria for these yet.

Demonstrating an encumbrance

on its land for 15 years is

viable in its fraught state.

This situation is a“cartbefore

the horse”. Not appropriate at a

racecourse!

Yours,

JulieLamplugh,

Rangiora

No authority

Dear Editor,

At apublic meetingon

February 23, thatIunderstand

the CanterburyJockeyClub and

the Rangiora Harness Racing

Club were both invited to but did

not attend, there was a

presentation outlining that they

did not havethe authorityunder

the Racing Act to allow whatis

proposed.

Controversially, the racing

industry received$72 millionof

public fundinginMay 2020.

Was that money well spent in

aCovid­19 year? Behindthe

scenes,your clubs appear to be

ignoring legislative

requirements.

Are you not concerned about

the valuable ECan and

Waimakariri Council resources

you are wasting pursuing your

agreement with Taggart Earth

Moving for this quarrying

activity without yet having

obtained thelegalright to do so?

Why are you not engaging with

the community on this issue,or

are you above legislative

requirementsand the opinion of

people whosesupportyou rely

on?

Yours,

StephanieSchwabe,

Rangiora

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

This

Week

Sun

Fishing

Guide

Moon

Wind

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

3

2

1

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17

Rise 7:20am

Set 7:56pm

Best 11:55am

Good

Times

Rise 4:21am

Set 7:17pm

Moderate SW turning

SE

Rise 7:21am

Set 7:55pm

Best 12:19am

Good

Times 12:43pm

Rise 5:29am

Set 7:45pm

Moderate SW turning

SE

Good

Rise 7:22am

Set 7:53pm

Best

Times

1:06am

1:28pm

Rise 6:35am

Set 8:10pm

Gentle SW becoming

moderate SE

Ok

Rise 7:23am

Set 7:51pm

Best

Times

Rise 7:40am

Set 8:33pm

Gentle SE

strengthening

Rise 7:25am

Set 7:49pm

Rise 8:43am

Set 8:54pm

Moderate Sturning

SE

Rise 7:26am

Set 7:48pm

Rise 9:45am

Set 9:15pm

Moderate SW turning

S

Rise 7:27am

Set 7:46pm

Rise 10:46am

Set 9:38pm

Moderate Sturning

SE

E0.8 mincreasing

E1.0 m E0.8 m

to 1.4 m NE 1.3 m NE 1.0 m E0.8 m E0.8 m

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

1:50am

2:11pm

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Best

Times

2:32am

2:53pm

Good

Best

Times

3:13am

3:34pm

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Best

Times

3:55am

4:15pm

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

Waimakariri 3:58am 2.4 10:11am 0.5 4:48am 2.4 11:00am 0.5 5:34am 2.4 11:47am 0.5 6:19am 2.3 12:09am 0.5 7:02am 2.3 12:54am 0.6 7:46am 2.2 1:37am 0.6 8:31am 2.2 2:19am 0.7

Mouth

4:18pm 2.3 10:31pm 0.5 5:07pm 2.3 11:21pm 0.5 5:54pm 2.3

6:40pm 2.3 12:32pm 0.6 7:26pm 2.2 1:16pm 0.6 8:11pm 2.2 1:59pm 0.6 8:55pm 2.2 2:42pm 0.7

Amberley 3:58am 2.4 10:11am 0.5 4:48am 2.4 11:00am 0.5 5:34am 2.4 11:47am 0.5 6:19am 2.3 12:09am 0.5 7:02am 2.3 12:54am 0.6 7:46am 2.2 1:37am 0.6 8:31am 2.2 2:19am 0.7

Beach

4:18pm 2.3 10:31pm 0.5 5:07pm 2.3 11:21pm 0.5 5:54pm 2.3

6:40pm 2.3 12:32pm 0.6 7:26pm 2.2 1:16pm 0.6 8:11pm 2.2 1:59pm 0.6 8:55pm 2.2 2:42pm 0.7

4:07am 2.4 10:20am 0.5 4:57am 2.4 11:09am 0.5 5:43am 2.4 11:56am 0.5 6:28am 2.3 12:18am 0.5 7:11am 2.3 1:03am 0.6 7:55am 2.2 1:46am 0.6 8:40am 2.2 2:28am 0.7

Motunau 4:27pm 2.3 10:40pm 0.5 5:16pm 2.3 11:30pm 0.5 6:03pm 2.3

6:49pm 2.3 12:41pm 0.6 7:35pm 2.2 1:25pm 0.6 8:20pm 2.2 2:08pm 0.6 9:04pm 2.2 2:51pm 0.7

4:09am 2.4 10:22am 0.5 4:59am 2.4 11:11am 0.5 5:45am 2.4 11:58am 0.5 6:30am 2.3 12:20am 0.5 7:13am 2.3 1:05am 0.6 7:57am 2.2 1:48am 0.6 8:42am 2.2 2:30am 0.7

Gore Bay 4:29pm 2.3 10:42pm 0.5 5:18pm 2.3 11:32pm 0.5 6:05pm 2.3

6:51pm 2.3 12:43pm 0.6 7:37pm 2.2 1:27pm 0.6 8:22pm 2.2 2:10pm 0.6 9:06pm 2.2 2:53pm 0.7

4:00am 1.8 10:16am 0.4 4:51am 1.8 11:05am 0.5 5:40am 1.8 11:53am 0.5 6:27am 1.8 12:11am 0.5 7:13am 1.7 12:59am 0.5 7:59am 1.7 1:45am 0.5 8:45am 1.6 2:31am 0.5

Kaikoura 4:20pm 1.7 10:31pm 0.4 5:10pm 1.7 11:22pm 0.4 6:00pm 1.7

6:48pm 1.7 12:39pm 0.5 7:34pm 1.7 1:25pm 0.5 8:20pm 1.7 2:10pm 0.5 9:05pm 1.7 2:55pm 0.6

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

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NEWS

The North Canterbury News, March 11, 2021

11

Children’sday ahuge hit in Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi’sTrousselot

Parkcame alive with the

sound of children

laughing and squealing

during playtime on their

specialday.

LastSunday’s event,

heldtocelebrate

Children’s Day,was

organisedbyTianaWills

of Kaiapoi’s Reflections

Community Trust. It was

openedbyWaimakariri

DistrictMayor Dan

Gordon.

Tiana said she was

thrilled thatSunday’s

event wentahead after an

anxious wait to see if the

level 2Covid­19

restrictions wouldbe

reduced in time.

‘‘It was an awesome

event.Itwas really

lovely,’’ she said.

‘‘It is aday set aside in

many countries around

the worldtocelebrate,

nurture and treasure our

children,promotingfive

important messages:

Givingtime, praise and

encouragement, listening

and talking, love and

affectionand new

experiences.’’

Go­cart fun ... Khaleesi McDonald­Rush, aged 3, of

Christchurch, enjoys Children’s Day in Kaiapoi.

Father and son ... Ryan Loader, aged 11, of Christchurch, with his father,

Glen, who is amember of Christchurch’s True Life Characters Group. He

was Pokemon character Pikachu during Children’s Day. PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Jumping for joy ... Chloe Green, aged 10,

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By SHELLEY TOPP

Two fun­loving cats,owned by an earlychildhood

teacher who grew up in Kaiapoi, arethe subjectofanew

children’s book. Shadow andWillow —The MouseHunt,

written and published by Shannon Barker, is the first in

aplanned series of seven books about her much­loved,

pampered cats, Shadow and Willow.

Shannon, who lives in Christchurchbut plans to

eventually returntoKaiapoi to live, has beenanearly

childhood teacher for almosteightyears.

She has alwaysenjoyed writing and says it was a

spontaneousdecision to write achildren’s book.

‘‘I just sat downand wrote it in about an hour on my

phone,’’she says.

‘‘The rhyming wasthe hardest part, but Ireally enjoy

children’s booksthat rhymesoIknew this was something

Iwanted to do.’’

Finding an illustrator was also difficult.

‘‘There wereacouple of people Itried first, but they

fellthrough.

‘‘Eventually, Iwas told about awebsite wherepeople

can advertise for illustratorsand Itried this out,’’

Shannon says.

She liked Elena Dubova’s work and endingup

choosingher to illustrate the book, whichwas printed by

Christchurch Blueprint Ltd.

Shannon has already written threemore booksand is

eventually hopingtofind apublisher for them.

In the meantime, she has aChristmas book she would

lovetoreleasethisyear,but firstneeds to sell all copies

of Shadow and Willow —The Mouse Hunt to fundthe next

book.

Elena has illustratedall of the books.

‘‘I reallylike her illustrations,’’ Shannon says. ‘‘She has

beengreat to work withand has illustrated all four of my

books so far.

‘‘Wehave discussed the next books in the series.I

really wanted to work with someone that would illustrate

the whole series.’’

One dollar fromeverypurchase of Shadow and Willow

—The MouseHunt will be donatedtothe Bowel and

Liver Trust to go towardsresearch for Crohnsand

irritable bowel research.

Shannon decided to do this because many of her

family members haveeither Crohn’sdisease or irritable

bowel disease.

Her book can be bought at NorthCanterbury Books in

Rangiora, Kaiapoi Paper Plus, Rangiora Shoe Lines,

Wee KiwiKidz Rangiora,Piccadilly BooksinAvonhead,

LavainNorthlands,PaperPlus Barrington, Paper Plus

Blenheim,PaperPlus Kaikoura, Encounter Kaikoura,

Little Rock Kaikouraand Kitz DesigninWanaka.

People can alsobuy it directly from Shannonvia her

Facebook page, Shadowand Willow—Children’s Books.

All in the family ... Shannon Barker with her cats Shadow, left, and

Willow, who feature in anew children’s book Shannon has written, titled

Shadow and Willow —The Mouse Hunt.

PHOTO: JORDAN MILLS

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The North Canterbury News, March 11, 2021

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Buskers in

new festival

By DAVIDHILL

Abuskersfestival is coming to Kaiapoi.

The Kaiapoi Promotions Association

(KPA)isplanning the event for October,

as it looks to bring more iconic events to

the river town alongside the Christmas

Carnival and the River Carnival.

KPA business manager MartynCook

says the event is set to attractmany top

localbuskers.

‘‘We’re not expectingtoattract any

international acts this year, withthe

border restrictions, but we willhave a

number of acts that localpeoplewill be

familiar with from our other events.’’

Therewill be daytime performances

for families at Trousselot Park,

complemented by foodstalls, while

evening performances will be held in the

Kaiapoi High School auditorium.

KPA is watching nervously as the

Waimakariri District Council considers

submissions for mixedbusiness use

proposalsfor the former red zone site on

Hilton Street, across the road from

Countdown.

The site has beenusedfor the

Christmas Carnival in recent years.

‘‘We’re workingonthe theory that

nothing will happen this year,’’MrCook

says.‘‘The council has made it clear that

they want to develop amarket green

whichwill sit alongside amixed business

use proposal,but what we don’t knowis

how big thatmarketgreen space willbe.’’

In the meantime, the association is

exploring other options in case its

preferredsite is out of action. Options

include Norman Kirk Park,Murphy

Park,Wyllie Park and former red zone

land in Black Street.

Overall, the Kaiapoi business

community appears to be weathering the

Covid­19 uncertainty reasonably well, Mr

Cook says. ‘‘Thefeedback we are getting

is that everything is tracking along OK.’’

He says anecdotal evidence suggests

the official unemploymentrate,which is

lowerthan it was 12 months ago, is not a

true measureasitdoesnot include those

with aspouse working, students, or those

‘‘under­utilised’’ in parttimeorcasual

employment.

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Council finalises its

water submission

By DAVID HILL

Water reform,roading,the infrastructure

stimulus programmeand Covid­19 social

recovery were amongthe items discussed

at Jim Palmer’s final council meetinglast

week.

DeputyMayor NevilleAtkinsonpaid

tribute to the retiring chief executive,

notingthe significant role Mr Palmer had

playedinhis 20 years of service.

‘‘Thiscouncil has beenrunning for 32

years and in that time therehave been

384 standard council meetings and Jim

Palmerhas attended 220 of them for his

sins.’’

Councillorsdebated acouncil

submission to the Health Select

Committee on the WaterServices Bill,

which seeks clarification on chlorination

exemptions and raises concerns about

the status of private water suppliers.

The council’s main urban water

supplies in Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford,

Woodend and Pegasus, and some rural

supplies, are able to meet the national

drinking water standards without

chlorination.

‘‘We have statedinthe submission that

we have consulted with the community in

the past,and the community has made it

clear that it does not want chlorination of

its drinking water,’’ three waters

manager KalleySimpsonsays.

The council supplies drinking waterto

about 80 percentofresidents in the

district, while the remaining 20%

receive their water from private

supplies.

Private water supplierswill be

included in the legislation and willbe

required to register withthe Crown

agent,Taumata Arowai, whichisbeing

establishedthis month.

The council believes compliance

requirements need to be proportional to

scale and it is concernedabout the

impactofthe legislation on private

suppliers, and who is responsible for

supporting these suppliers.

Mr Simpsonsaid the processseemed

straightforward for suppliers compliant

with the drinking waterstandards,but

the council understands there are

several privateschemes which are not.

The WaterServices Bill states that

territorial authorities wouldbeobliged

to step in and ‘‘take over the management

of afailing private drinking water

supplier’’,hesaid.

Councillorsvotedtoapprove the

council’s contribution of $147,000

towards roadimprovements in

Southbrook, including preparing the

designationofland for the proposed

Rangiora easternlink road.

The council is hopeful of receiving a

51% New Zealand Transport Agency

subsidy towards the project.

The proposed eastern linkisunlikely

to be constructed until 2035 at the

earliest, but Cr Joan Ward calledonthe

project to be brought forward in abid to

ease traffic congestion at Southbrook.

Councillorsapproved the creationofa

Cust headworks upgradetobeadded to

the council’sinfrastructure projects

underthe government’s stimulus

funding,with $220,900 set aside.

Mr Simpson reported thatmost of the

contracts have been awarded, with

several awardedunder budget.

Funding of $70,000 was also approved

from the council’s Covid­19 recovery fund

to allow the community team to continue

to supportsocial recoveryover the next

15 months.

Communityteam manager Tessa

Sturley saidfunding had been received

from the Ministry of Social

Development’s ‘‘flexiwage’’ scheme until

May this year.

‘‘This funding has resulted in the

identificationofgaps of social service

provisioninthe communityand has led

to some key projects,including the

development of awebsite that will help

link peopletothe services they need.

‘‘We want to see thoseprojects through

in asustainable fashion and to ensure

our district can continue to be

supported.’’

To date, the funding had helped

facilitate severalinitiatives, including

neighbourhood barbecues over the

summer, she said.

Years of service honoured

Efforts acknowledged... Outgoing Waimakariri DistrictCouncil chief executive Jim

Palmer, left, receives aMayor’s Awardfrom Dan Gordon duringhis farewell gatheringto

acknowledge his many years of service.MrPalmer finished lastFridayafterfirstjoiningthe

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Fundraising quiz night planned

AgroupofRangiora teenagers are

holdingaquiznight to raise fundsforthe

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury

Trust.

TheYear 9to 13 students areall

membersofthe RangioraHighSchool

Leos Club, which chooses adifferent

charity to support year year.

Leos Club presidentBeccaBarnett

said it wasaunanimousdecision to

supportCommunityWellbeing.

‘‘Thisyearwewanted to fundraise for

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thelives of young peopleinour

community.’’

Theclub would lovetohavesponsors

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quiz night, Becca says.

Thetrivia quiz willtakeplaceat7pm

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areasked toemailrangioraleos@

gmail.com ortext(021)1729666.

Have your say.

Environment Canterbury and your local Council will be undertaking public consultation on Long-Term

Plans during March and April.Beinvolvedinthe futureofwhereyou liveand make sureyou have asay.

Long-Term Plansset out Council priorities over a10-year timeframe andare updated every threeyears.Your views

areimportant,and consultation is your chance to have asay on thework Councilsintend to do,and keyissues

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Covid’sfull impact yet to be felt

By SCOTT MASON

The true impact of Covid restrictions and

lockdowns on business revenue and

balance sheets will becomeapparent this

year,and there willbemany weird and

wonderful changes in tax.

Most tax changes proposed in 2020were

in response to Covid. It is safe to say that

in 2021 we may see more tax changes in

relationtoCovid recovery.

The Governmentmay also look for ways

to generate more tax revenue as we come

out of Covidwith adeficit becauseofall

the extra money pumped intothe

economy, and aburgeoningpublicsector.

One thing we knowfor sureisthat the

new 39% personal tax rateonincome

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April1,2021,for the 2021­2022income

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Ramona and

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By DAVID HILL

Jimand RamonaSidey willbe

hoping for secondtimelucky

as theylookforwardto

presidingover theHawarden

A&PShowonSaturday,March

20.

TheWaikaricouplehave

returnedfor asecond yearas

co­presidents,afterthe 2020

show wascancelled because of

Covid­19.

TheSideyfamily’slinksto

theHawarden A&P

Association datebacktothe

show’s originsin1907,when

Mr Sidey’s great­greatgrandfather,JamesLittle,

was

theassociation’sfirst show

president.

Mr Littleisbelieved to have

developed theCorriedale

sheepbreed whilemanaging

Corriedale Station in North

Otago in the 1860s.

He latermoved north to the

Waikari area, laying the

foundationsfor the

StrathblaneCorriedaleStud,

nowfarmed by Jim and

Ramona.

Theirsheep havewon the

supreme champion wool

sheepseveraltimesoverthe

years at theCanterburyA&P

Show.

Today, the Sideys farmon

thewesternoutskirts of the

North Canterbury township of

Waikariwiththeir daughters

Hannahand Millie,both high

school students at Hurunui

College.

Mr Sideyalsohas twoadult

children, Tom, an airforce

officer,and Ella, aprimary

school teacher.

Thefamily runs250 stud

ewes and farms cattle on their

property.They are also

breeding andtrainingworking

dogs.

Twoyears ago,MrSideysent

rams to Chile, Argentina and

Uruguay, and hasjudged

sheep in the region.

Lastyear, he was to travel to

Braziland Uruguay for

judging, buthis plans were

thwartedbyCovid­19.

The Sideyshavefarmedthe

Waikariproperty for13years,

while Mr Sidey previously

worked at GlenRock in the

Rakaia Gorge, andmanaged

Waitohi Hills,near Hawarden,

for about 12 years before

coming to Strathblane.

He has alsospenttime in

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An enthusiastic dogtriallist,

Mr Sidey wonthe South Island

drive andyardcompetition at

Blenheim lastyearwithhis

dog,Ace,and planstocompete

at this year’s Hawardenshow.

Mrs Sidey saysworking

alongside herhusband on the

farm ‘‘isadream come true’’,

having worked as avet nurse,

studied farmingand worked

on farms in her homecountry

of Germany and during her

OE. She likes lookingafter the

youngdogsand loves horses,

havingbeen involved with

thoroughbredsinGermany

and England.

The couple are alsokeen

supporters of their daughters’

hobbies.

Hannah, aged 14,isa

member of JuniorDog

Training and Dogs New

Zealand (formerlythe New

Zealand KennelClub). She

trains her border colliein

obedience through theNorth

CanterburyDog TrainingClub

in Rangiora,agility through

the Waimakariri Dog Training

Club in Mandeville, and with

dad’s helponsheep.

She also attendsthe annual

junior dogtrainingcamps in

theNorth andSouth Island,

meeting young peoplefromall

over NewZealandand

learningfromvarious dog

trainers fromaround the

country.

Millie, 13,isakeen horse

rider, having had ponies from

ayoung age.

Herlatest project is amuchloved

black pony, aformer

barrel racer,who sheis

training for showjumpingwith

thehelpofher coach, Sam

Wilson.

Thecoupleurge the

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The show, whichhas thecommunityat

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There willbeaninflatable climbing

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The community area will have

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BradLake, representing Koaka,

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An added featureisthe rodeo display in

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Showday willend withacommunity

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The school pool has recently had a

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bucking

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By DAVID HILL

Localrodeoriders will be demonstrating

theirskills at the Hawarden A&P Show.

Hawardenfarmer and saddle bronc

riderTim Costello is bringingan

invitational rodeo backthe show, after it

proved to be amajor hit two years ago.

‘‘My parents(Tom and AnneCostello)

were co­presidents that year, so theyasked

us to do it, and the show committeewas

keen to keep it going.

‘‘It provedtobehugely popular two

yearsago, so hopefully we will get asimilar

response.It’s good promotionfor the sport,

because alot of the people thereprobably

wouldn’t go out of their way to go and

watcharodeo, but hopefully theywill

come away withapositive viewofwhat

rodeois,’’says Mr Costello, aNew Zealand

RodeoCowboys Association(NZRCA)

boardmember.

Several North Canterbury riders have

optedtoforgonational circuit points up for

grabsinthe North Island to support the

Hawardenshow, while others have come

out of retirement for the invitational event.

Mr Costello took up rodeoin2010 and

spentsix wintersfrom 2014 competing in

Canada, whileriding the summercircuitin

New Zealand. ‘‘It’s very different in

Canada. You willbegoing to two or three

or more rodeos in the sameweekend. You

compete and then jump in the car and

you’re off again. Here, you just go to one

rodeoand spend the whole weekend

there.’’

Despite the busyschedules,few

Canadian riders made afortune fromthe

sportand the riskofacareer­ending injury

is ever­present, justasitisinother sports.

‘‘The qualityofbucking stock and riders

they’ve got over there means you’ve got to

be at the top of your game, otherwise it’s

not worthwhile.

‘‘I was justkind of putting my focus into

rodeo and Ijust worked when Icould.’’

When he returned homein2019, Mr

Costello decided to settle backinto the

family’s sheepand beef farmatHawarden.

While his Friesian bulls were not used

for rodeocompetitions,MrCostello does

have some bucking horses whichare used

for saddle broncriding.

Rodeo is not the easiest sport to get into,

says Mr Costello,who got hookedafter

ridingsteers at the AmuriA&P Show.

‘‘I didn’t really know anyone in the sport,

Ijust decided it was what Iwanted to do,

so Ijoined the NZRCA and in those days

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‘‘I wenttoarodeo school at Duncan

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‘‘So maybeit’s just amatter of youngguys

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The freepublic rodeo demonstration

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This year’s line­up featurestwo past

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PHOTO:FILE

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Birds of afeather ... Donald Stuart has been putting on duck­herding demonstrations for years.

Quacker entertainmentassured

Donald Stuart is adept at getting his

ducksinarow.

He roundsthem up with his dog, and

marches them through apurpose­built

duck­herding course.

The veteran dog trialler from Wairau

Valley, near Blenheim, began using

ducksin1986 to help train his puppies,

afterheran out of sheep.

Donald recognised the entertainment

the ducks and dogsprovided and took it

on the road.

Today, he is in demand at events,such

as A&P shows, to show off his duckherding

routine.

Even aftermore than30years, he still

hasn’t run out of ideas.

His ducks march through aseries of

PHOTO: FILE

ramps, tunnels, bridges,seesawand

even take to the slippery slope of aslide.

Why ducks? Well, chickens are

cluelessand geese are too big, says

Donald, who will be givingdisplays

throughout the show at variousspots

around the Hawarden Showgrounds,

includingone final fling in the main

ring.

Hunt on for

region'stop

pumpkins

The hunt is on for the heaviest,

funkiest, grooviest and puniest

pumpkins growing in the Hawarden

area.

There are children’s classes for

all shapes and sizes, and the

heaviest in both the children’s and

open section will winits owner a

trophy to put on the mantelpiece for

the year.

Marrows are also on the

competition menu, with children’s

and open classes for the heaviest of

this edible treat.

This summer has seen plenty of

moisture around, so event

organisers will behoping to see

somewhoppers in this year’s

Hawarden A&P Show pumpkin and

marrow competition.

The fruit and vegetable section is

afeature at the show, and acredit to

the late Bob McIlraith, astalwart of

the event.

Bob was president of the

Hawarden A&P Show in 2001 and

was electedalife member in 2009.

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HorticulturalFutures HubPresentations

How tobeaSpace Sustainonaut -DrTrevor Stuthridge, AgResearch

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Behind the stink: The corpse plant at Lincoln University -

Dr Meike Rombach, Lincoln University Fri 10.30am

To plant ornot to plant -Don Royds, Lincoln University

Fri 11.30am, Sun 1.30pm

Grow mahinga kai -Mananui Ramsden, Environment Canterbury

Fri 12.30pm, Sat 9.30am, Sun 3.30pm

Geeks gogourmet: how science is transforming our food -

Dr Trevor Stuthridge, AgResearch Fri 1.30pm, Sat, Sun 12.30pm

Garden Design and Construction Tips and Tricks -

Dan Rutherford Fri, Sat, Sun 2.30pm

Green Gardeners of the Future -Ruud Kleinpaste Fri 3.30pm

Youcan grow your own way -Jill Reader, Lincoln University

Sat, Sun 10.30am

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Grow Your Own Veges -Juliet Worsp, Terra Viva Fri, Sat 10.30am

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Fruit Tree Care -Pagan Hayes, Terra Viva Fri, Sun 2.30pm

Lawn Care -Roger Morgan, Readylawn

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Daniel Jenkins, Kaikoura Cheese Fri 11.00am

Alex Davies, Gatherings/Alfred Fri 12.00pm

Simon Levy, Inati Fri 1.00pm

Flip Grater, Grater Goods Fri 2.00pm

Davinia Sutton: Lets Talk Outdoor Kitchens Fri, Sat, Sun 3.00pm

Max Perry &Samson Stewart, Fifth Street Sat 11.00am

Fleur Sullivan, Fleurs Place Sat 12.00pm

Andy Bardsley, Hospo Co Sat 1.00pm

Lou &Ant, Akaroa Cooking School Sat 2.00pm

Jonny Schwass, Ilex Café &Events Sat 4.00pm

Jax Hamilton, Meadow Mushrooms Sun 11.00am

Eeva Torvinen, The Monday Room Sun 12.00pm

Yanina &Pablo Tacchini, LaCucina Sun 1.00pm

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Passionate about passionfruit

By SHELLEY TOPP

Amberley’s Little Vintage Espresso Cafe

owners are excited to be in with achance

to win anational baking competition.

The competition, organised by the New

Zealand Passionfruit Growers’

Association, is open to cafes and

restaurants nationwide.

The competition aims to support

passionfruit growers and encourage

domestic consumption of the fruit by

finding New Zealand’s favourite baking

treat or dessert using fresh New Zealandgrown

passionfruit.

The Little Vintage Espresso Cafe, owned

by Vanessa Hanna and Matt Rudge,

already has two passionfruit treats on its

cafe menu.

Vanessa makes everything sold in the

cafe from scratch and customers say her

passionfruit and white chocolate muffins

and passionfruit cheesecake are already

winners.

They are hoping the Amberley

community will support the cafe by voting

for their muffins and cheesecake in the

baking contest.

The winner will receive two trays of

fresh New Zealand passionfruit, one for

their business and another for their

customers.

The winning cafe or restaurant will also

be featured on the Passionfruit NZ

Facebook page.

Cafes or restaurants can enter by sharing

aphoto of their passionfruit creations on

Facebook by using the hashtags

#nzbestpassionfruitdelight and tagging

@Passionfruit_NZ, then getting their

customers to vote by liking the image.

Voting opens tomorrow (Friday) and

closes on April 30.

Most of New Zealand’s commercially

Baking with passion ... Matt Rudge and

Vanessa Hanna, owners of the Little Vintage

Espresso Cafe in Amberley.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

grown passionfruit is exported to the

United States but increased competition in

that market and high airfreight costs

arising from the pandemic has hampered

passionfruit exports this year, which

means there will be more available for the

domestic market.

‘‘We are working with wholesalers and

encouraging consumers to try our delicious

passionfruit,’’ says Rebekah Vlaanderen,

president of the Passionfruit Growers’

Association.

‘‘The competition is part of that

process.’’

Slice of heaven ... Aslice of Vanessa Hanna’s

passionfruit cheesecake.

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, March 11, 2021

33

Branches

not affected

North Canterbury is

unaffectedbyKiwibank’s

decisiontocloseseven

branches.

Loburn’sRuralWomen

NZ board member Sharron

Davie­Martinispleasedthe

decision won’timpact on

theNorth Canterbury

Kiwibank branchesin

Amberley,Kaiapoi,

Rangiora andKaikoura.

Butshe saysthe bank’s

decision,inMay 2019, to

stopissuing andaccepting

chequesfromFebruary28

thefollowingyearhas had a

severe impact on rural

communities.

‘‘Manyofthe people who

do nothave reliablemobile

phone coverage or internet

connectivityinrural areas

still needtouse cheques,’’

she says. ‘‘Almost aquarter

of our RuralWomen NZ

members still pay their

membership subscription

by chequeand mostofour

donations comeby

cheque.’’

Theorganisation’s

president, Gill Naylor,says

Kiwibank’s decision to

close seven branches,

includingfive with adirect

impact on rural communities,isdisappointing.

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in rural communities is

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of the provision of those

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The North Canterbury News, March 11, 2021

ARTHURBURKELTD

Established 1935

35

Beware of fishhooks in consent-free builds

The list of building workthat doesnot require aconsent

was expandedlast August.Kerry Walsh,the building

and property managerfor the Hurunui DistrictCouncil,

explainsthe changes, but warnsthere can be pitfalls.

The types of building work that

do not require building consent

was expandedinAugust 2020 to

allowlargerand more types of

structurestobeconstructed

without any approval from

councils.

However, there aresome large

fishhooks with most of these

builds —and, of course, the

District Plan rulesstill applytoo.

For example,you can now

design and buildashed, garage

or sleepoutupto30square

metres (sq m). However,itmust

be madeout of lightweight

materials —that is, not concrete

blocks or bricks, norcan you have

aconcretetile roof.

Sleepouts cannot contain any

sanitaryfixtures or fittings

(basins,showers, baths,toilets,

kitchens, kitchenettes etc), and

they are allowedonly on a

section thathas ahouse.

Another new exemption allows

for unconsentedhay barns up to

110 sq m. These can be built as

long as they are in arural zone

and on asite with wind speeds

that don’t exceed44metres per

second (a “high wind zone”).

Even though this soundsgood, in

realitymost of the Hurunui

district and someofthe

Waimakariri are rated higher.

Carports can now be built up to

40 sq mifthey havebeen

engineer­designed or are

designed and built by alicensed

building practitioner.

The good news is that you can

still design and build a20sqm

carportentirely yourself.

Outdoor coveredspacesare

verypopularatthe moment, and

as long as they are connected to

yourhouse thenyou can build

one of these up to 20 sq m.

If you use aLBP designer and

LBP builderyou can thengoup

to 30 sq m.

And if you would likean

outdoorfire or pizza oven, these

willnot require consentaslong

as they are not connected to a

wallorroof, are1maway from

the house,and the smoke doesn’t

annoy the neighbours.

Bridges for private use that are

entirely on privateland no longer

require aconsent —aslong as

theydon’tspan more than 6m

and are no higher than 3m.

There are also several rather

obscureexemptions that are

new,including water bladders,

ground­mountedsolar arrays,

ground moisture barriers,

structures supporting water

pipes and temporary storage

stacks, to name afew.

It is important to remember

thatbuildings that don’t require

Popular projects ... Outdoor covered spaces up to 20 sq mare exempt as long as they are connected to

your house.

PHOTO: NZ GOVT

consent generally need to be at

least their own height from the

boundary and residence, so if the

shed is 3m highthen it must be

3m from the boundary or

residential accommodation, plus

any requirements that may be in

the Hurunui or Waimakariri

district plans.

If youwant to save yourself a

whole lot of grief, then someof

the things to avoid include

building too close to the

boundary,constructingwithin a

recession plane, exceedingthe

maximum site coverage, building

over an easement or council

drains, or on someone else’s land.

It is also important to

remember that any building work

that does not require aconsent

stillhas to comply with the

building code, meaning that the

construction still needstobe

abovethe minimumstandard. It

pays to do your research.

The Hurunui District Building

team has recently been meeting

real estateagents fromall around

Canterbury to adviseofthese

new exemptions. They all say it is

getting toughertosell ahouse

due to illegal or non­complying

building work.

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From Page 35

It really does pay to get it

right to avoid heartache upon

asale.

Most prospective buyers

request aLIM and aproperty

inspection before buying a

house. If these pick up that

certain building work was

done without the required

consent, this will probably

cause delays and costs to

resolve as very few people

want to buy aproblem.

The usual way to fix up

work that does not have

consent is via the Certificate

of Acceptance (COA) process.

This is basically aconsent in

reverse but it is by no means

the easier route. It is more

difficult, costs more, and

causes stress to all involved,

so it pays to check with the

council prior to starting any

building work to ensure you

have it right.

Both Waimakariri and

Hurunui councils have duty

building officers who are

available to provide advice or

you can Google “exempted

building work” to read it for

yourself (but awarning; it’s a

rather large and complicated

document).

The council processes

quite afew Certificate of

Acceptances where owners

have carried out work

without the required

consents and now have to

make it legal (or may be

required to remove the

structure).

We find with almost every

application that the

minimum standard has not

been met —often with major

items such as foundations,

cladding or framing being

well below minimum code.

As said previously, it pays

Barn changes ... Unconsented hay barns up to 110 square metres are now permitted, but there are

conditions.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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people in the know how to

construct your building

project before starting.

Council building officers

are more than happy to

provide free advice around

your construction project.

They would much rather do

this than be the bearers of

bad news at the other end.

In summary, these new

exemptions are good news

for some DIY projects but

remember to do some

research first to avoid big

problems later.

Exempted work

Sleepouts up to 30 sq m.

Haysheds up to 110 sq m.

Bridges up to 6m span.

Covered outdoor areas up

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Outdoor fireplaces and

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Builders face atight, hot market

Value your skills, price yourself well

and stick to your guns, an experienced

Rangiora­based builder says in the

middle of aheated housing market.

Wayne Moore has been building in his

own right for 25 years.

He says he has noticed how builders

price themselves, particularly

compared to other trades.

It is not uncommon for abuilder’s rate

to be similar to acouple of decades ago,

he says.

Wayne and his wife, Nerissa, owner of

financial services firm North

Canterbury Tax &Bookkeeping, are

members of building supplies cooperative

CBS, anationwide group

providing members with competitive

pricing on materials, goods and services.

Savings vary depending on who you

deal with and what you buy, but co­op

membership helps trim their costs,

Wayne says.

That’s important now in Canterbury

and elsewhere, as the building industry

and property market experiences one of

its periodic surges.

As builders and home­owners know,

the latest development run is being

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property, and the effects of along­term

national housing shortage.

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houses. The business has been able to

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was cancelled last year, and officials have just made the call to cancel this year’s event. PHOTO:FILE

Wool competition the

latest Covid victim

By DAVID HILL

The annual Golden Fleece competition

has been added to the long list of events

that have fallen victim to Covid­19.

The prestigious event, scheduled to

have been held in May in Rangiora, has

been cancelled for the second year

running, with the Royal Agricultural

Society (RAS) choosing to focus on

salvaging what it can from the A&P show

circuit.

‘‘We decided to cancel this year

because people aren’t always able to get

their fleeces out to their local shows,’’

event convenor Christine

Roberts said.

‘‘But hopefully we will

still get afew autumn shows

in this year.’’

Mrs Roberts is also the

Oxford A&P Association

executive officer, with the

show scheduled to be held

on April 3.

The Golden Fleece would

have been held at the

Rangiora Showgrounds

Function Centre, where it

was last held in 2019.

The fate of the event is

expected to be discussed at the RAS

Conference in June.

Several high profile events have been

casualties of Covid­19, including the

New Zealand Agricultural Show in

Christchurch last November and the

Royal Auckland Easter Show, for the

second year running.

RAS executive officer Debbie

Cameron said the timing of the ‘‘latest

surge in Auckland’’ was unfortunate for

South Island show committees, as

several shows are held in March and

April.

The Amuri and Temuka/Geraldine

shows were cancelled on March 6and it

has created nervous times for the

organisers of other autumn shows.

Christine Roberts

‘‘We were fully aware that these things

could happen, but the uncertainty makes

it very hard for show committees,’’ Mrs

Cameron said.

‘‘With all the work and effort that goes

into shows, it’s devastating for the

community. The committees start

working on their next show the day after

the show.’’

As the country went into lockdown in

March last year, the Hawarden,

Methven, Malvern (Sheffield),

Flaxbourne, Oxford and the Mackenzie

Highland (Fairlie) shows were all

cancelled.

‘‘Fingers crossed those

shows can go ahead this

year,’’ Mrs Cameron said.

‘‘Covid is something new

for us, so it creates that

uncertainty —‘do we? —

don’t we?’.’’

‘‘But there’s not alot we

can do about it until

everyone is vaccinated and

it is proven to work, and the

situation is more stable.’’

The Canterbury A&P

Association made the call

in May last year to cancel

the New Zealand

Agricultural Show, which left the event’s

future in doubt.

But event director Geoff Bone said the

association had been overwhelmed by

the support from the community in

raising enough funds to allow the

committee to start afresh this year.

‘‘We are certainly working towards

having ashow this year, but it’s amatter

of organising how we can manage the

risk.’’

The show committee will meet next

month to discuss some safety protocols

and progress planning for the show, he

said.

‘‘The show committee has been

amazing. They’re 100 percent behind

us.’’

Farm looks

at structure

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm is

adoptingalean management structure.

The South IslandDairying

DevelopmentCentre,which oversees

management of the farm in partnership

with the university, has been reviewing

the management structuresince the

departure of formerexecutive director

Ron Pellowin2018.

Macfarlane Rural Business consultant

Jeremy Savage has been working

alongside farmmanager Peter Hancox as

the farm’s consultantsince November

2018 and has changedroles to be the

demonstration lead, with his colleague

Trevor Gee taking over as farm

consultant. The farm will continue with

this structure for another 12 months, Mr

Savage said.

“Our goal is to improve efficiency

around the catch cry of ‘lean

management’’. Our cost structuresare

still stubbornly high.

“When analysing our strategy,wehave

looked at improving efficiencies with

staff and the way we run the property to

improveour structures.”

The farm has been runningits 566

cows in two herds, but now planned to

run asingle herd,with just one person

required for milking.

Staffing levelshave been reducedfrom

four full­time staff to three, with casual

staff called on as required.

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of farm managerPeter Hancox’s heavy

workload, particularly around public

engagement.

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around the demonstration side of

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to see an update on that laterinthe

year,” Mr Savage said.

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Machinery demonstrations ahighlight

By DAVID HILL

Two North Canterbury brothers

have been nervously watching

the government’s daily Covid­

19 updates.

Andrew and Nathan Stewart,

of Waikuku, are organising the

demonstrations for the South

Island Agricultural Field Days,

to be held at Kirwee on March

24 to 26.

The event is subject to the

region remaining at alert level

1.

‘‘There’s afair bit of

discussion every time there’s a

press conference, but it’s just a

matter of holding on and hoping

we can do it,’’ Andrew says.

Some of the big machinery is

scheduled to start arriving this

week as the workload begins to

step up ahead of the main

event, while the brothers

continue to juggle their day

jobs.

Andrew runs the family’s

dairy farm at Waikuku with his

wife, Rachel, and works for

Landpower, while Nathan runs

an agricultural contracting

operation, Cresslands

Contracting.

‘‘It certainly does get pretty

hectic from now,’’ Andrew says.

‘‘We’ve been getting the crops

ready and the gear starts

arriving this week, and really

starts to get full­on the week

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One of the main attractions

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without the need for hand

weeding, Andrew says.

The demonstration area this

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maize this year. We’ve kept it

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weren’t sure how people were

going to get on with their

machines,’’ Andrew says.

‘‘At the moment we’ve got just

over 20 different companies

demonstrating and more than

50 machines.

‘‘We have agood range of

cultivators, ploughs, grubbers

and drills.’’

Nathan has added to his

contracting fleet with

purchases from previous field

days, and the brothers will have

their eye on acouple of

machines this year.

‘‘That’s what alot of guys

have found. It’s the best place to

have alook at the machines

being used and alot of

companies are realising that

too.’’

Overall, there are more than

600 trade sites booked this year,

making the event asellout.

But Covid­19 has had an

impact as many of the large

agricultural machinery

companies have been unable to

get new gear into the country in

time to demonstrate the

machines.

‘‘There seems to have been a

bit of ahold on the boats, so

there will be alot of machines

on display which farmers have

already been using on farms,’’

he says.

Demonstrations ... Machinery is

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Brothers in arms ... Andrew and

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Amuri parties on after Covid torpedoes show

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with nearly 10 overs to spare.

He was ably supportedatthe other end

by Liam Foulkes, who sensiblyfed the

strike to the rampaging Shipley.

Ohokawalloped

Ohokawas handed asavage home soil

nine­wicket thumping by Leeston­

Southbridge afterbeing restricted to 178/9

in its firstinnings.

Former Dutch international Tim

Gruijters ensured there was no slip­up

chasing the meagre total, with an unbeaten

78 off 105 balls,sharinganunbroken

115­run partnershipwith HarryMowat,

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora GolfClub

9Hole Stableford: Ladies:Pam Holland 22,

Hilary Lakeman 19,Elaine Klopper 17c/b, Rita

Moore17c/b,CatherineBoddy17.

Men: Cliff Boddy 18c/b, NelsonMoffatt 18 c/b,

RossMcQueen18, RossGillespie 17 c/b, Hudson

Deane 17.

RangioraBridge Club

Thomas Pairs: North/South: Des Steere/Ruth

Boulton 1, JeanetteChatterton/DawnSimpson2,

Bernie Lukken/PamMcAlister 3. East/West:

David McRae/Fern McRae 1, Linda Hanham/

Robin Hassall2,Margaret Pickering/Janice

Pickering 3.

Presidents: N/S PhillipaWatkins/JoyceGray 1,

who contributed auseful 49 not out.

The winlifted Leeston­Southbridge

ahead of rivals Sefton, which suffered a

49­rundefeattoCheviot.

Dominating performance

Cheviot openerGeorge Waddy

continued his break­out seasonwith a

match­defining 94 at the Cheviot Domain.

His side made236/9 in its 45 overs.

Seftonpaceman Jed Roberts was the

standout forhis side, grabbing four

wickets.

McKenzie Smith, as he often has this

season, got Sefton off to aflying chase

makingaquickfire 46, before collapsingto

lose sixwickets for just 51 runs.

CallumSimpson(65 off 62) and Ollie

Bragg (33 off60) made avaliant latestand

but it wasntenough, as Sefton was bundled

all out for 187 in 38 overs.

Winfor Southbrook

Struggling Southbrook recordedits first

victory sincethe opening round of the

seasoninOctober,with awin over fellow

strugglers Lincoln at MainPower Oval.

Oxford­Rangiora had thebye.

Short scorecards

Weedons 235/4 (J Richards98, B

Nightingale 65, PRugg 27, CRobson 23no;

RHughes 2/73) losttoDarfield 236/2(H

Shipley 140no, LFoulkes 56no; HDArcy

2/36).

Ohoka 178/9 (P Miller 46,JBurns 31, W

Hamilton 30, HFitzpatrick 26; DMunro

3/31, WMacfarlane 2/27) lost to Leeston­

Southbridge 181/1 (T Gruijters 78no, H

Mowat 49no).

Cheviot 236/9 (G Waddy 94, SSidey 39, T

Whelan20; JRoberts 4/46, NGranger2/28,

MCampbell 2/58) beat Sefton 187 (C

Simpson 65, MSmith 46, OBragg 33; S

Burnett 3/28, CSidey 3/43,JFitzpatrick

2/24

IsobelChartres/Jill Amerand Janet Apperley/

Linda Hanham equal 2.E/W: Lesley Shipley/

David McRae/AnneAnderson/DavidRainey2,

Catherine Boddy/Gaynor Hurford3.

Evening: N/S: Kerryn Lange/Karen Manson 1,

FonsSanders/Ellis Sanders 2, LizCalder/

LindseySigglekow 3. E/W: TrishWarnes/Diane

Graham 1, Wayne Hutchings/StuartAtkinson 2,

Johns Kennedy/Eamonn Waters 3.

PlatePairs: N/S: Maria Evans/Owen Evans 1,

Veronica Hall/DerekWilson 2, Carole

Anderson/Jeanette Joyce3.E/W: Jill Amer/

AndrewFindlay 1, Bernice Lloyd/Mike

Cornwall 2, Robin Hassall/Gaynor Hurford3.

Eye on the ball ... Ben Chorley brings the ball out of defence for the Rangiora Amen's

masters team. The other Rangiora players are, from left, Bendon Forrest, Grant Dix, Stu

Hannah (goalkeeper) and Andy Howell.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Masters squads show

steadily improving form

Rangiora Hockey Club’s two men’s

masters teams had contrasting results

through the summer season, but

achieved their best results since

joining the competition only ahandful

of years ago.

The Bteam finished undefeated and

top of division 2inthe Pre­Christmas

round, beating the Harewood

Grasshoppers in the final.

However, the Ateam struggled for

consistency and could manage only

fifth after beating Ashburton in its

pre­Christmas round playoff.

For the post­Christmas round, the

competition was split into three

divisions, with Rangiora’s teams

remaining in divisions 1and 2.

This time the Ateam found another

gear, losing only one game in pool play

then coming from behind to secure a

draw in its last round­robin game

against Carlton.

That was enough to get the side into

the final against the unbeaten

Southern Stags.

The team had nothing to lose going

into the final, and didn’t give up even

after going four goals down by the end

of the third quarter. In fact, the side

had the better of the final quarter,

with two goals to star striker and New

Zealand Masters rep Ben Chorley and

another goal disallowed, ensuring

Southern couldn’t relax.

Despite the game ending with a5­2

score, the Rangiora players were

elated with their improvement

through the season.

In contrast, the Rangiora Bteam

struggled in the New Year

competition, thanks largely to injury

and the unavailability of key players.

Aheavy loss in the last round of pool

play ended its chances of making

another final against the Harewood

Grasshoppers, but the players were

able to redeem themselves in the playoff

for third and fourth with adominant

defensive effort, giving the side a

3­1 win over the Southern Sharks.

In the Masters Women’s

competition, the Waimak team, which

includes several North Canterburybased

players, finished second in

division 1.

Unfortunately, while the side won

12 of its 15 games through the season,

two losses and adraw against its arch

rivals, the Hornby Bengals, sunk its

chances of clinching amasters title.

The Hinemoa­Kaiapoi women’s

masters team finished its season at the

top of division 2with some dominant

performances through the season.

After Christmas, the side lost just

one game against the second­placed

Southern Slamma Jammas, and

scored atotal of 24 goals while

conceding only six.

At the end of the Canterbury

Masters hockey season, many of the

players from these local teams were

looking forward to playing for the

province at the National Masters last

week. However, the event was

cancelled because of the Covid­19

alert level.

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Volunteers at work ... Oxford museum secretary Voila Brown, left, gets assistance from long­serving volunteers Ray Mehrtens and Alma

Johnstone in naming the boys in a1937 image of the Oxford School Band, where ayoung Ray played the bass drum. The museum would

welcome more volunteers to its ranks.

PHOTO: RON HAZLEHURST

Museum has enthusiastic supporters

The OxfordMuseumhas an enthusiastic

membership,offering awealthof

information about the life and times of the

district overmany decades.

Ninety­two­year­old Ray Mehrtens has

had along association with the museum and

was instrumental in its extensionover the

years to include transportation and early

farm machinery.

The museum welcomesvisitors to its

comprehensive displays of Oxford life from

the earlydays of forestry, clothing and home

life through to adiverse display of

photographs, familyancestry records,

radios,books, paintings, cameras,

motorcycles, a1927 Briscoecar, and lots of

early farm machinery.

Entry is free, but donations are always

appreciated. Its summers hours are every

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from1pm

to 3.30pm, and Sundays from 11amto4pm.

End for

cheques

The Hurunui District

Council will stop

accepting cheques on

Monday, May 31.

This will allow the

council to process any

cheques ahead of June 25,

when Westpac, the

council’s bank, stops

accepting them.

The council’s chief

financial officer, Jason

Beck, says any affected

residents should

investigate the council’s

other options for

payments ahead of the

end date.

‘‘Cheques have been

steadily falling out of

favour with many of our

customers over recent

years, but the bank’s

decision to phase them

out completely has really

hastened the need for

those remaining

residents and businesses

to shift to adifferent

solution,’’ he says.

‘‘We provide avariety

of payment options to suit

customers’ preferences.’’

The customer service

team is happy to help sort

the best solution for

payment. People can

email rates@hurunui.

govt.nz.

Those who are unsure

of the best solution

should contact the

council.

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Rangiora 5B Kinley Street

Calling First Home Buyers, Downsizers or Investors

Walking distancetoAshgrove School and all the amenitiesthat Rangiora brings. This 2double bedroom warm townhouse is

the back one of two. Single garagesbetween means youhave your privacy and there is an additional parking space if you

both have vehicles. Thispropertycatchesthe allday sun and has an established private garden. Eachbedroom has built in

double wardrobes for plentyof storage. Thehall andstand-alonelaundry havecupboards galore.The bathroomhas ashower

and abath, great for thatlongsoakatthe end of the day, or forthe children after school. Bathroomand kitchenare full

functioning originalbut in goodcondition. Permanentmaterialexterior and aluminiumwindows meansverylow

maintenance, just move in andenjoy your new home.Auction: Wednesday24Marchat6:00pm onsite.

2 1 1 1

Auction 6.00pm, Wed 24th Mar, 2021, (unless sold prior)

View Sun 14 Mar 2.00-2.30pm

Wed 17 Mar 5.30 -6.00pm

Web pb.co.nz/RU82363

Linda McCarthy

M 022 692 6090

E linda.mccarthy@pb.co.nz

Woodend 920 Main North Road, RD 1Kaiapoi.

HanmerSprings 15 Grantham Drive

Just alittle bit of country

Fabulous 1000m2 section perfectly located in arural setting. It has2

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as is aclear asbestos report.

2 1 2 1

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M 027 434 2486

The one you have been waiting for

Classically Hanmerwithstained timber andgenerousrooms. 3large

bedrooms andsuper largeopen plan living/dining/kitchen. Fully

furnished turnkey sale. Great patio areaand 2ranch sliders.Spa bath,

double glazing, log fire and heatpump. Super kitchen with breakfast

bar and dishwasher. Fully fencedand secure plus lock up carport and

wood store. Hard to fault and often admired. Land area 505m2House

161m2.

3 1 2 1

Deadline Sale closes Friday 9th April,

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Cust 87 Campions Road

Cust 93 Campions Road

Prime location!

•Views back towardsthe Port Hills across the Waimakariri Plains

•4.2 ha rolling land

•Power to boundary

•Soils described as Claremont moderately deep silt and Waipara

moderately deepsilt

•2x1000 litre unitsofcountywater

•For sale by Auctionon 29th March2021 at 6:30pm

Auction 6.30pm, Mon 29th Mar, 2021

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/RL80307

Hamish Anderson

M 027 678 8888

Spectacular Views!

•Stunningvista witha360 degree view fromyour new buildingsite

•7.5 ha withsomefirewood trees

•Soils described as Claremont moderately deep silt and Waipara

moderatelydeepsilt

•2x1000 litre unitsofcounty water

•Somedeer fencingonboundary

•For sale by auction 29th March 2021at6:30pm

Auction 6.30pm, Mon 29th Mar, 2021

View By appointment

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Maurice Newell

M 027 240 1718

Maurice Newell

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Hamish Anderson

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ViewHill 91070 WoodstockRoad

Collapsed Sale

This attractive 6.18 hectare blockwas thefirstonetogo underoffer, but due to achange of circumstances, it is now available.

With over 15 acresandalong Eyre River boundary,thereisplenty of space andnochanceofbeingbuilt out to thenorth. Just

minutes from the vibranttownofOxford. Enjoy exceptionalviews of Mount Oxford and the TorlesseRange. There is good

quality pasture on free draining soil, withagoodfertiliser history. The Vendor will provide two units of Council watertoawater

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Thereare walking tracks and huntingcloseby. Also an easy drivetoski fields. Subjecttosurvey and title.DeadlineSale

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What’s happening in your

community…

Dra LTPNow Open for Your Input

Let's talk about the next 10 years... That's the

purpose of the dra Long Term Plan 2021-2031

which is out for public engagement.

The Long Term Plan(LTP) is Council’s key strategic

document and sets out projects and priorities, as well

as howmuch it willcost and howitwillbefunded.

Over the next 10 years the Council is focused on

making sure we keep up with growth, Covid-19

economic recovery, climate change/sustainability,

and the impact of the Three Waters Review.

Specifically the Council are asking for feedback on:

• New community facilities for Pegasus and north

Woodend (Ravenswood)

• Upgrades to the Rangiora Library and wider

civic area

• Parking in Rangiora–including acar parkbuilding.

“The big challenge facing Waimakariri is balancing

agrowing population –while making sure we have

ahealthy environment, resilient infrastructure, and

remain an attractive place for business and new

residents,” says Mayor Dan Gordon.

“We’re also conscious that this LTPtakes place

following Covid-19 lockdowns, at atime of

economic uncertainty, and with possible changes

to how services like reticulated wastewater and

drinking water are managed.

“We’ve had to carefully balance what the community

can afford and the impacts on households, without

unduly delaying building core community facilities

which encourage and foster business and growth.”

The proposed rates increase if the dra LTPis

supported is3.95 percent in the first year before

moving to 4.2 percent for the following years.

“People are at the centre of everything we do

as aCouncil which is why we want to hear your

thoughts and aspirations for the District.”

Youcan findout more at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Commissioners Appointed for Rangiora

Racecourse Resource Consent

Environment Canterbury’s Regulation Hearing

Committee have appointed commissioners for the

Taggart Earthmoving Ltd Rangiora Racecourse

resource consent application.

Taggart Earthmoving Limited has applied to

Environment Canterbury and Waimakariri District

Council for resource consents to establish,

maintain and operate an aggregate quarry located

at the Rangiora Racecourse.

The resource consent applications were jointly

notified on 31 October last year and 404

submissions were received. 62 submitters wish to

be heard insupport oftheir submission, 394 are in

opposition; nine support and one is neutral.

There have also been anumber of public meetings

held by those in opposition of the proposed quarry.

Because of this hearings are expected to take place

in May to best review the proposal. The Regulation

Hearing Committee meeting, on 4March, was the

first step inthis process and appointed:

• Paul Rogers as aHearings Commissioner,

Chairman and member of the Hearing Panel

• Reginald Proffit as aHearings Commissioner and

member of the Hearing Panel

• John Iseli as aHearings Commissioner, and

member of the Hearing Panel

Submissions in opposition raise concerns about

dust, air quality, and increased traffic, impacts on

health, noise, and disruption to the local residential

neighbourhood, groundwater quality, flood risk and

reduction on house prices, amongst anumber of

other matters.

Submissions in support focus on benefits tothe

local economy and retention of the racecourse.

Ahearing date, which is expected to take place in

May, will be advised in the coming weeks.

CANCELLATION OF MEETING

The District Planning and Regulation Committee

meeting previously advertised for Tuesday

16 March 2021 at 1pm has been CANCELLED.

Public Health Notice

Please Flush Your Taps

Some plumbing fittings may allow

tiny traces of metals to build up in

water that has been standing in the

fittings for several hours.

Although the health risk is small, the Ministry

of Health recommends you flush acouple of

cups of water from your drinking-water tap

each morning before drinking, or aer long

absences from your property.

This simple precaution is recommended for

all public and private water supplies for all

households in New Zealand.

For more information contact the Waimakariri

District Council on 0800 965 468.

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NEED FUNDING FOR A

LOCAL ARTS PROJECT?

Assistance is available for groups and

individuals who are keen to provide arts

and cultural activities in the Waimakariri

District from the Creative Communities

New Zealand Scheme.

The next CreativeCommunities round will close

Monday29 March 2021,for eventsoractivities that

takeplace between1May2021 and 1May 2022.

The Application Form and Guide for Applicants is

available from Council Service Centres and Libraries or

from the Council website atwaimakariri.govt.nz

If youhaveany questionsplease contact

the administrator, KarenLivingstone

Phone03311 8901or0800965 468

Email karen.livingstone@wmk.govt.nz


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51

Give usyour

feedback






The Council isfocused on making sure

we keep up with growth, Covid-19

economic recovery, climate change/

sustainability, and the impact of the

Three Waters Review.

Specifically we are asking for feedback on:

• New community facilities for Pegasus and

north Woodend (Ravenswood)

• Upgrades to the Rangiora Library and

wider civic area

• Parking in Rangiora –including acar

park building.

We are holding anumber of events where

people can come and ask aquestion directly

about the dra Long Term Plan.

We hope to see you there.

•Kaiapoi New World

Thursday 11 March, 3–5pm

•Ohoka Farmers Market

Friday 12 March, 9–11am

•Woodend Community Centre

Wednesday 17 March, 7–8.30pm

•Rangiora New World

Friday 19 March, 3–5pm

•Oxford Fresh Choice

Saturday 20 March, 9am -12pm

•Kaiapoi –Outside Ruataniwha

(176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi)

Friday 26 March, 2–5pm

•Oxford A&P Show

Saturday 3April, 9am onwards

•Ohoka Farmers Market

Friday 9April, 9am –12pm

Find out more atwaimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Going the extra mile ... The volunteer drivers who run Cheviot residents to health appointments offer a

caring, attentive service.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Volunteer driversoffer

morethan ataxiservice

By ROBYN BRISTOW

❛It is used mostly by older people, which allows them

to feel more confident and reassured about staying in

the area, because they can still get to medical

appointments.❜

Gettingtohealthappointments

is noweasier for Cheviot

residents, thanks to adedicated

teamof volunteerdriverswith

accesstoacommunity vehicle.

Theservice was setupbythe

CheviotCommunity Trust after

an applicationtoEnvironment

Canterbury(ECan)tofund a

car.

It supports locals to get to

health appointments, suchas

those for physiotherapy,dental

care,X­rays, generalpractice,

andmedicalspecialists.

FayeDaly,adistrict nurse

basedinCheviot, says the

servicehelpsolder people stay

well andthriveinthe

communities theyhave loved to

livein foryears.

“It is usedmostly by older

people, whichallows them to

feelmoreconfidentand

reassuredabout stayinginthe

area, becausetheycan still get

to medicalappointments,”

Faye says.

It alsohelpsmake hospital

visits easier as they are

dropped off and pickedup at

the door.

When peopleneedthe

service, theycall the Cheviot

Community Health Centre to

book it. Thevolunteer coordinator

thenorganises the

roster from alistofvolunteer

drivers who have beenpolice

checkedand had their driving

assessed.

‘‘The dedicated volunteers

are more thanjust ataxi

driver,’’ Fayesays. Attimes

theyare alsothe patient’s

support person at

appointments.

‘‘Thiscan be agreat help

during whatcan be a

vulnerable and scary timefor

people,” she says.

Serviceco­ordinatorBev

Thiele says thecar is usedtwice

aweekonaverage to go to

Rangiora, Burwood, Amberley,

and centralChristchurch.

“The volunteer driversare

brilliantand go the extramile,

suchasoccasionally usingtheir

owncar if the communitycar is

fully booked,” Bev says.

“Theyalso pick up peopleto

takethemto the Cheviot

Community Health Centre,

—District nurse Faye Daly

which the practice receptionist

andnurseused to do

sometimes. Now, the practice

staff have moretime to spend

with patients.”

Thecar hashigh seats, is easy

to enter and exit, andhas plenty

of roomfor walking frames and

wheelchairs.

Thereisasubsidisedfee for

the trip, to help with running

costs.

ECan provides an annual

fundtohelpwithvehicle

maintenanceand replacement

when needed.

TheCheviotCommunity

Health Centrealsoensures

there is fundingavailable for

peopleinfinancial hardship

whomayotherwise be unable to

paythefee.

Thereare three other

communityvehiclesinthe

Hurunui andAmuri area,

which covers Hanmer Springs,

Hawarden­Waikari and

Amberley.

Waterproof cover being considered

Laboratory analysis of ground contaminants and

initial modelling of the smoke plume from

Amberley’s tyre fire are being reviewed by experts

and sent to the Canterbury District Health Board

for comment.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) expects the

results will be available next week.

ECan is assessing options for adding a

waterproof cover to the site which has been

capped with soil.

It is also working on aprogramme for regular

inspections of the site.

Specifications have been confirmed for the

work, materials are being sourced, and work is

expected to start soon to ensure the site is

protected.

ECan says it is continuing to work closely with

the landowner on site management and

monitoring.

‘‘We will be applying to the Environment Court

for an enforcement order, by agreement with the

landowner, that will stipulate ongoing reporting

and monitoring requirements,’’ ECan says.

‘‘However, this application will not delay

progress on the capping itself.’’

This is similar to the approach taken in relation

to the 2018 fire, after which ECan served an

abatement notice to ensure site remediation was

completed.

It was also taken with the full co­operation of the

landowner.

Work will commence on researching the full

remediation of the site once the protection of the

site has been completed.


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receive, but his results weren’t what

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Renee says it took quite a while for

the news to sink in, and it was heartwrenching

when it did.

“We tried hearing aids and we

thought he could hear things, like

doors banging, but they weren’t

working at all,” says Renee, who lives

in Rangiora.

With a lot of support and information,

Renee decided that cochlear implants

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Renee

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“His face lit up and

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Jackson, now

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School in

Rangiora later this

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“I never knew about

cochlear implants

until I was in this

situation,” says Renee.

Following a speaker from SCIP coming

to talk to members the Rangiora Lions

Club decided to nominate SCIP as the

cause for the Ashley River Ramble

2021.

This is the 5th year of the Ramble,

with previous recipients including Koru

Care, Diabetes NZ and the Ashley-

Rakahuri Rivercare group. The event

evolved out of the Lions Club Rangiora

- Kaiapoi Fun Run, and provides a

relaxed family friendly event with great

scenery of the river which is home to

“It’s amazing what technology can do.”

Established in 2003, SCIP is one of

two cochlear implant providers in

New Zealand.

The not-for-profit organisation

currently provides care to more than

950 adults and children throughout

the South Island and as far north as

Taupo. Its offices in Christchurch

and Wellington are complimented by

regular visiting clinics throughout the

catchment area.

SCIP performs all cochlear implant

assessments, arranges surgery,

activates the cochlear implant,

administers adjustments and provides

post-implant rehabilitation services.

Rangiora Lions Club Chooses SCIP for Ramble

Sunday 28 February 2021

some of NZ’s rarest birds.

ARR coordinator Kirstyn Barnett

says the event is all about enjoying the

outdoors with family and friends.

“Every time I go to the Ashley-

Rakahuri river I see something new.

We are so lucky to have this national

treasure in our backyard, so easily

accessible for cyclists and walkers.”

She is delighted that the funds raised

from the event will go towards helping

local people enjoy a better quality of

life.

Waikuku Beach North Oval (near river mouth)

Registration: from 8am

Event starts 9am - Cyclists, 9.10am - Runners/Walkers

Tickets can be purchased on the day, CASH ONLY

$20 Adults, $10 Child (18 years and under)

On rain or shine – prepare for all weather

Two water stops on route

Bus for runners/walkers returning to Waikuku

leaves approx. 12pm - $2 – thanks to Torlesse Travel

For more information see our website ashleyriverramble.nz

or phone 021 312 230

Thankstoall our sponsors to date

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Rangiora, Stan’s 7Day Pharmacy, Port and Eagle Kaiapoi, New World Rangiora,

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quickly realised the school doesn’t have

alot and in the last few years they had a

fire burn down some of their classrooms

and to date, nothing has been rebuilt

due to alack of funding.”

The St Patrick’s contingent plans to

take some resources for the school and

is seeking support from the local North

Canterbury community.

Anumber oflocal sports organisations

have agreed to donate sports equipment

and local businesses have given some

stationery.

Pax says the group is also liaising with

community groups in Rarotonga to do

some volunteering, planting and clean

up work.

The group will be staying at the

Rakahanga hostel, which is named after

one ofthe islands, and is like amarae,

Pax says.

“It’s very basic, but community focused

and everybody pitches in with cooking

and cleaning.

“They are wonderful hosts and are quite

proud of their country and are really

happy, humble people.”

The pupils said they were looking

forward to visiting Rarotonga and

meeting their new penpals atNukutere

College, who they have been

corresponding with in the lead up to the

trip.

Pupil Mason Robson says his penpal

‘likes taro’, apopular vegetable inthe

Pacific Islands.

His classmate Caleb Spence says he

has been to Rarotonga before and is

looking forward to returning.

“I’m exciting to see the beach. It’s pretty

hot at 30 degrees most of the time and it

rains alot.”

Their classmates are looking forward to

learning about Cook Islands culture and

meeting their penpals.

They have been busy fundraising and

collecting stationery supplies and books

to take to Nukutere College and packing

their bags.

The Cook Islands is acollection of

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15 tropical islands totalling 240 square

kilometres and has apopulation similar

to Rangiora.

Far more Cook Island nationals live

in New Zealand, with the 2013 census

identifying more than 60,000 as

resident in this country, about the same

population as the Waimakariri district.

The culture and language are similar

to Maori and the indigenous people are

known as Cook Island Maori.

Nukutere is also believed to be the

name of one of the waka on which Maori

tipuna (ancestors) travelled to Aotearoa

New Zealand.

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Sausage sizzle

Afundraising barbecue willbeheld on

Saturday, March 20, for the Rangiora

CommunityPatrol, which is the ‘‘eyes

and ears of the police’’. It will be outside

PAKn’SAVE, Southbrook, from 10amto

2pm. Come forasnack and find outwhat

the patrolisabout. Barbecues will be on

the third Saturday each month.

Balcairn Hallconcert

Graham Wardrop will perform in the

Balcairn Hall on Saturday, April 10,at

8pm. Grahamisacclaimed as New

Zealand’sfinestfinger­style guitarist,

with more than30years as a

professional musician. He has

performedsolo and alongside some of

Cup fan zone for Kaikoura

Kaikoura has been selected to host one

of 15 official Emirates Team New

Zealand America’s Cup fan zones.

All weekdayraces will be screened at

Sicario’s, behind Dusky Lodge, at 67

Beach Rd, Kaikoura.

‘‘We have an outdoor screen and

some fun planned, butwecan’t do it

without you,’’ Kaikoura District

Council community development and

events co­ordinator Jo York says.

Quarry panel appointed

Apanel has beenappointed to hear the

TaggartEarthmoving Ltd resource

consent applicationstoestablish a

quarry at the Rangiora racecourse.

Hearing commissioner Paul Rogers

will chair the panel.Hewill be joinedby

hearing commissioners ReginaldProffit

and John Iseli.

EnvironmentCanterbury’s regulation

hearing committee made the

appointmentsand delegated the

commissioners the function, powers and

duties required to dealwith any

Adam branches out in career

By SHELLEY TOPP

One of North Canterbury’s most

experienced farriers is branching out

into adifferentkind of trim.

Ohoka’s Adam White, who was the

blacksmith for two of New Zealand’s

fastest pacers,Kiwi Ingenuity and

Monkey King,isstartingElite Mowing

and Gardening to run alongside his

farriery business.

Adam began trimming and shoeing

horses’ feetwhen he left school.

‘‘Mumsaid if Iwas to leave school Ihad

to have atrade,soafarrier

apprenticeshipwas the obvious choice

with our family’s harness racing

background.’’

Adam’s father, Barry White, who now

livesinWaimate, is also afarrier.

‘‘Mum’s familywere all involved in

harness racing with Tom Roberts, owning

LOST AND FOUND

The following property has been

reported losttoNorth Canterbury

police: ANissan key with alock and

unlockbutton and asingle key,

prescription glasseswith agold frame, a

key chain with threekeys, ablack wallet,

black­rimmed readingglasses, ablack

wallet, aladies blackwallet, ablack

Samsung Pro in ablack leathercover, a

the world's finestmusicians. Tickets are

$25 from Sally Mac’sAmberley, Stan’s

7­Day Pharmacy in Rangiora, Sefton

Garage and online via balcairnhall.com.

Classic cars

The annualNorth CanterburyClassic

Tour, scheduled for March 21, has been

postponed because of ill health.

However, the third gathering at the

Better Half Cafe and Kitchen will still be

heldonMarch28.

Kaiapoi fair

The Kaiapoi North School is holding a

faironSunday, April11. It willrun from

10amto2pm on the school grounds.

There willbefood, stalls, awhite

elephant stall, and games.

Meal deals and $2 swims will be

available for locals.

Weekend race events will be held

outside the Kaikoura Memorial Hall, at

34 Esplanade. Fans are encouraged to

bring apicnic, friends and family.

Races start at 4pm.

Keep up­to­date on the Kaikoura

District Council page on Facebook,or

email joanna.york@kaikoura.govt.nz,

or text (022) 061 4558.

preliminarymatters, and to hearand

decidethe consent applications.

Panel members were chosen based on

experience workingwith the Resource

Management Act,chairing large

hearings,working with submitters, and

technical knowledge.

The key issuesassociated with the

applicationsrelate to air quality,

flooding, amenity values, traffic,

groundwater quality and noise.

The date for the hearing, expected to

takeplace in May,will be advisedsoon.

many nicehorses overthe years, and

Dad’s family also had manyharness

horses,’’ Adam says.

Adam’scareerasafarrier hasprovided

manyhighlights, but he had alwayshad

an interest in gardening and thought that

when he ‘‘semi­retired from shoeing

horses’’ he woulddevelop agardening

business.

‘‘Ienjoy making gardensand lawns look

great. When we lived in Southbrook, we

hadbeautiful big iceberg roses and

people would stoptotake photos of

them,’’ he said.

‘‘I have some wonderful clientsinboth

businesses, and have made some

wonderfulfriendships with the horses, so

Iwill keep doingboth as long as Ican.

‘‘The farrier business was never forlife.

It is justtoo hardonyour body, but

hopefully Ican accommodate both fora

fewyears to come.’’

Galaxy 8cellphone, an Apple iPhone

XS, car keyswith “Deer” on the ring,a

silver chain with astone and magnets,

prescriptionmedication,anApple

iPhone 7inadusky pink/brown card

wallet, ablack Samsung S5 in adark

greycharcoal case, agold ruby and

diamond ring. Ared and blackdrone

(Kaiapoi)iswaiting to be collected.


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Situations Vacant

53

What is backflow?

Backflow is when the flow of water is reversed and

it mixes with the Water Supply Network, potentially

contaminating it. Therefore, backflow is an identified

risk to Council water supplies. The Backflow Prevention

Policy (the Policy) sets out how the Council intends to

mitigateand manage that risk and includesadministrative

matters related to fees and charges.

What is Council proposing?

Council initially anticipated the installation of one

managed air gap per property,which means the

installation of an overflow pipe in your water tank.

The Council is proposing amending the fees and charges

to include fixed charges for property owners wheremore

than one managed air gap is required per connection.

This will enable Council to charge property owners

for the costs associated with any additional time and

parts where more than one managed air gap (overflow)

installation is required per property.

One installation per connection will still be covered by

2362286

What do you think?

We want to hear from you. Your comments will help

us decide what the best approach is to charge for

more than one managed air gap.

Find out more

Afull Statement of Proposal can be found on our website

https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/report/consultations.

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST:

THE WORLD’S ONLYHOPE

In the beginning God created everything ‘very good’. So

where does all the suffering come from, and what can

possibly be the solution?

The Bible reveals that EVERY aspect of the creation CAN

be healed and returned to the state at the beginning. This

needs the stability of apermanent ruler who will establish a

world ruled under divine direction. Promises that will never

be broken through corruption or challenges to power.

Today, conditions all around us ,more than ever before

critically challenge our comfort zone. Wecan turn away

and scoff or we can reason through the truth of the matter,

through freewill.

DVD presentation –Sunday 14th March 7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre -24Sewell Street

Contact 03 352 5453

website -bibletruthandprophecy

To Let

PROFESSIONAL person

required for double bedroom

in brand new townhouse.

$150 pw plus internet

& power. Phone Erin

027 825 4862.

Gardening

Have your say onthe Proposed

BACKFLOW PREVENTION FEES AND CHARGES

2364111

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

the district wide ratingand no changes to the fees and

chargesfor on-demandhigh and medium risk properties

(i.e. the installation and testing of RPZs and DCVs) are

proposed.

Why does the backflow prevention fees and

charges need amending?

When the costings of this initiative were undertaken,

it wasenvisaged that one overflow would be required

per property. However,itisincreasingly more common

to find largerproperties having multiple water tanks,

requiring multiple overflows to be installed.

Where multiple tanks are directly connected to the

council water supply,each tank poses abackflow risk

and needs to be managed by an overflow device which

createsamanaged air gap. These additional costs have

not been factored into the budgets.

What are the proposed changes?

Each additional overflow installation will be cost

recovered (in relation to time and parts required) through

Submissions close on 12 April 2021.

Notice of Annual

General Meeting

(AGM)

Forthe Rangiora RSA

to all Members

Date: Saturday 20th

March 2021

Time: 1000hrs

Venue: Lounge area of

Mess, Rangiora RSA

building, 82 Victoria

Street, Rangiora

Agenda

1. Apologies for

absence

2. Minutes of previous

AGM

3. Presidents report

4. Financial report

5. Confirmation of

Executive Committee

Members

6. General business

Kindest regards

Bill Peck

Secretary/Treasurer

Rangiora RSA

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afixed fee. Property owners will still havethe option

of completing the overflow installation themselves, in

accordance with HDC instructions.

Where property owners have completed installations

themselves, HDC accept photos of proof of the

installation–afurther on-site inspection by apoint of

supply officer has only occasionally been necessary

where thephotos are ineligible.

The following charges are proposed to be added to

the Hurunui District Council Fees and Charges. These

charges relate to acouncil officer installing any additional

managed air gaps wheremore than one managed air gap

is required.

Item

Price

1 Installation of 20mm $90.00

managed air gap

2 Installation of 32mm $100.00

managed air gap

Make asubmission

Online:

https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/report/consultations

Email to:

submissions@hurunui.govt.nz

Post to: PO Box 13, Amberley 7441

Hand deliver to: 66 Carters Road, Amberley

Please indicate if you wish to be heard in support of your submission.

All submissions will be publicly available on thecouncil’s website at

https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/report/consultations

AUDITION

NOTICE

Rangiora Players are

calling for cast for "How

Does Your Garden

Grow?” acomedy set in

astruggling hotel, written

by Geoff Bamber,

directed by Peter

Edwards, performances

in July. Full audition

information from

our website as listed

below, to book an audition

call Mark 313 3441.

http://rp.nz/auditions

AGM (Annual General

Meeting) at

Tuahiwi Community

Preschool 7.30pm on

13 th April 2021,

to be held at

204 Tuahiwi Road,

Tuahiwi.

All welcome to attend.

2362748

ASHGROVE SCHOOL

AGM. Everyone welcome,

stay informed and get

involved. Ashgrove School

library, Tuesday 16th

March 2021 at 7pm.

Refreshments provided.

Motorcycles

MOTORBIKE servicing

and repairs, quality service,

affordable rates. South

Pacific Motorcycle

Services, Mandeville.

Phone 03 312 0066. Or visit

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

MindFit Facilitator

Toiora MindFit is a mental health and

wellness programme developed in

partnership with Toiora NZ and NZ Rugby.

We are seeking a facilitator to run 4-6

workshops over 6 weeks as a pilot

programme with preparation beginning in

April. The workshops will consist of 8-10

people.

This is aparttime role approximately 8hours

per week and could fit around your current

employment. Youwill receive full training in

the material to be delivered.

The role would be great for someone who

is passionate about personal development,

mental health and community well being,

and confident working with groups.

The course may be filmed and distributed

for promotional material through NZ Rugby

Channels.

It is envisioned that this may lead to more

opportunities or full time role if the pilot is

successful.

To apply please submit 1 page CV and

introduction email to hugo@toioranz.com

www.toioranz.com

2363682

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler, or

Chev’s, classic cars. Any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

For Lease

FOR LEASE

Industrial sheds for

manufacturing or storage/warehouse

with yard

space Newnham St

Rangoira .Unit 1shed 18

x12metres &480 m2 yard

,Unit 212x9metres &590

m2 yard . Both have

single &3phase power ,

water & alarms .Lease

Terms Negotiable .

Phone Allan on 0274342831

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Livestock

HOMEKILL

&Wild Game

Meat Processing

313 0022

2309602MEAT2U.NZ

TEXEL Romney Cross

young rams suitable for

breeding. Ph 021 626 449

or 03 385 4966.

SENIOR RETAIL ROLE

We haveanexciting opportunity for an experienced retailer

to join our leadership team.

This role requires aleader who can think on their feet, put

out fires and keep all the plates spinning, while ensuring

our team maintain the highest standards of customer

service.

Under the guidance of the Retail Manager our two Zone

Leaders are responsible for leading and developing

our teams, whilst driving our growth by increasing sales

results year on year and overseeing the replenishment

and merchandising of their departments ensuring they

consistently meet the company’sstandards.

As theideal candidate you will require:

•Prior retail leadership experience from abig box high

volume environmenttoreally hit the ground running

•Demonstrable leadership abilities that develop and

inspire high performing teams

•Proven sales ability and the knowledge and drive to

make adifference

•The ability to fosterstrong relationships with team

members, peers, customers and leaders

•Lotsofenthusiasm, initiative,problem solving abilities

and areliable nature

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega is one of North Canterbury’s

largest established businesses.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy, apreemployment

drug test and medical will be required.

Written applications including your CV should be

forwarded to: ZONE LEADER POSITION, McAlpines

Mitre 10 MEGA, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440

or email applications@mcalpines.co.nz

2363273

Personal

SINGLE Pegasus man,

zippy, charming, educ, NS,

fun and witty seeks aslim

lady in her late 50s/60s

keen for some company

either casually or more

committed long term. Ph/

text 027 659 4425.

Entertainment

GRAHAM WARDROP is

performing at the Balcairn

Hall on Saturday 10th April

2021 at 8pm. Acclaimed as

NZ’s finest finger-style

guitarist. Family friendly,

alcohol free event, raffles

and famous free country

supper. Tickets $25.00

(cash) from Sally Macs in

Amberley, Stan’s 7 Day

Pharmacy in Rangiora, Sefton

Garage and online at

www.balcairnhall.com.

Firewood

Situations Vacant

BEECH mix firewood

$140 per cube, delivered.

Facebook Pricecon firewood.

Phone 021 458 258.

DRY Wattle & Old Man

Pine. 6m load Wattle $700,

Old Man Pine $550. Phone

03 312 8726.

STYX APIARIES (2019) LTD

FACTORY&APIARYOPERATIONS

2633 Oxford Road, Oxford

Beekeeping & Honey Processing

employment opportunities for the 2021

production season.

Immediate Start

1. BEEKEEPING STAFF –Full time roles, experienced

or newentrant to beekeeping

Three full time position exist for beekeepers to join the

apiary team, whether you have past experience or are

keen to consider this as anew occupation, we would

be keen to talktoyou.

Beekeeping is agreat occupation; full training will be

givenwhere appropriate.

Youmust be physicallyfit and enjoy the outdoors

Hourly rate and team bonuswillapply.

2. PROCESSING HONEY EXTRACTION STAFF

–Seasonalrole

Processing staff are required to work inthe honey

extraction facility, would consider school hours shift,

operating through to end July.

Must be fit and able to handle some light lifting etc.

In the first instance, please email your application

(covering letter and shortCV) to

john@hartnellnz.com

or phone: John 021 578754 orDoug021 048 5099

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student on an individually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.

kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora.

Wanted To Lease

WANTED garage for storage

in Rangiora, short term.

Phone 020 420 2712.

Wanted To Buy

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or

313 1878.

WANTED 6X4 glasshouse

for pensioner. Please phone

03 327 3777.

Wanted To Buy

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

STEEL for sale, all

sections, off cuts, cut

lengths. Contact by email:

siteweld@xtra.co.nz

phone: 027 450 8785.

2362829

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

DAILY NEWSPAPERS

Christchurch Star and

Christchurch Press or Timaru

Herald 1950’s-1980’s.

Horse Racing - Friday

Flash’s 1950’s-1970’s. Mid

-South Canty Foto News,

V1-no 1-8, V2 No 1-4.

School end of year magazines,

Mid- South Canterbury

1950’s-1970’s. Phone

03 348 1783.

or

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

BUILDING & concrete

work. Decks, fences, paths,

patios and drives. Small

projects not aproblem. Ph

021 228 3864 to discuss.

CONCRETE PLACING

Le’ Concrete Placing.

Please phone Peter Hackett

027 408 5319 for all your

concrete ideas.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

FIRE GUARDS Custom

made with safety latch.

Phone 021 169 9066. E:

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restorations,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

KITCHEN,

renovations,

pergolas, fencing. Honest

reliable licenced builders.

Ph Don 027 727 9162.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

Trade &Services

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. Trailer, generator

&mobile handpiece

available. Experienced,

reliable and honest. Ph 03

4233713 or 021 267 4025.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

Rock, paving, all alterations

new and old. Quality

bathroom,

decking, workmanship. Visit

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601 3145.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

2091848

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized

truck. From $157 per hour

(incl gst). Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2316549

Dressmaking

&Alterations

40yrs experience.

Will pick up &

deliver.

Ready 3-7 days.

Ph Robyn

022 317 2948

2363766

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Guide

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

Automotive &Recovery

Builder

Butchery

Computer Repairs

2070788

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

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

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service

2208126

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Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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

Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Excavation &Cartage

Excavation &Cartage Ltd

• HORSE ARENAS -Cheap 0-6mm Screened sand

• Screened Soil • Boulders -Large suitablefor soak holes

Dean Hurley -Managing Director

Hurley Excavation &Cartage Ltd

Ph 0274 336 993 |hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz

Mechanical &Pipe Systems

•Upto2”pipethreading &fitting

•Oil lubricationpumprepairs&systems installation

•BulkDieselTank polishing (filtering)

•Industrialservicing andmaintenance

•Based inWaimakaririregion

Tony 027 243 5337

Email:Mpipesystems@gmail.com

If it stands still

long enough we

will paint it

•17metre spray

booth

•FullPaint &Panel

Service

•Insurance Work

Panel Beater

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

•Fullcoachbuilding service, fabricating

doors, lockers, windows, tanks

•PaintingMotorhomes, Caravans, Boats,

Trucks,Tractors&Cars

Now moved to 8Seven Mile Drive, Belfast

Phone (03) 323 4115

www.autobodyrepairs.co.nz

2352471

2346458

2354024

2273277

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

✓ Mowing

✓ Edging

✓ Trimming

2360356

DENTURE CLINIC

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

Mowing &Gardening

✓ Blowing

✓ Pruning

✓ Cleanups

And much

more ...

CALL US NOW: 027 294 8279

elitemowingandgarden

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

2172994

2089195v2-4/4-S

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

Scaffolding

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

1783878

2136148

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

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

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

Lawn &Garden Care

Lawn Mowing

Water Blasting

Gardening

Spraying

Pruning and Trimming

Lawn Care

Rubbish Removal

Compost, Worms, Bark

and Stone Chip Delivery

Mark Borck

markborck@icloud.co.nz

Ear Health

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

Free Quotes

www.mrgreen.co.nz

2358470

027 2214 936

0800 674 733

AMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS

AND BE THE NAME THEY

REMEMBER FIRST

Advertise your trade or service in our

Trusted Trades &Professional Services

Phone Amanda today and get your

business noticed 03 313 2840 or email

amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

Supply and Install

of Seamless Gutters

10 year no leaks

guarantee

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

• Repair or replace any type of gutter

• Undertake all insurance work

• Independently owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Servicing North CanterburyDistricts

Call Danie 021 875 462

2359362

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

Trellis

Proud specialists in enviro-friendly

timber manufacturing trellis from

premium Macrocarpa &treated Pine

2351878

•Trellis •Outdoor Living

•Outdoor Furniture •Gates

331 CFlaxton Road, Rangiora |sales@kaiapoitrellis.co.nz

Ph 027 575 4511 |www.kaiapoitrellis.co.nz

Windows & Doors

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

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

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

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