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by David

By ROBYN BRISTOW

DavidThompson may have amasters

degreeinmarketing,but he has found

histrue passion liesinbeingatowie.

TheTuahiwi­basedman,who

describes himself on his businesscard

as the ‘‘chief car picker upper guy’’,

thrives on helping people.

It is ajob carved out of disasters,

courage, adaptability,and afrustrating

job search.Davidwas abouttostart

work at aChristchurch consulting

companywhenthe 2011Christchurch

earthquake changed his careerpath.

Theofficehewas about to moveinto

‘‘fell over’’, so Daviddecided to go to

university, where he completed a

masters degreeinmarketing.

Armed with hisdegree,and years of

marketingexperience,hebeganwhat

turnedinto ademoralisingjob hunt.

‘‘When you’re in your50s,nomatter

howexperienced or qualifiedyou are,

no­one is reallyinterestedinemploying

you,’’David says.

After 147failed job applications he

tooksomeadvice from afriendand

obtained histrucklicence.

In no timehehad ajob with HornbybasedParks

Towing.

‘‘I fell in love with the job. At theend

of thefirstday Iasked them howmuchI

hadtopaytoworkthere.’’

He saysheespecially enjoys helping

people who inadvertently lock

themselves outoftheir car,orend up

❛When you’re in your 50s, no

matter how experienced or

qualified you are, no­one is

really interested in employing

you.❜

—DavidThompson

strandedonthe sideofthe road.

But severalyears intothe job, Covid­

19 hit, andDavidwas made redundant.

He and his wife, Nicole, movedto

Tuahiwi, where David puthis marketing

skills to work, detectingagap in the

marketfor atowie in North Canterbury.

‘‘It seemedlikeagreatopportunity to

serve peoplein need of atowie,’’ says

David, whoboughthimselfatow truck,

hadcards printed for Thompson

Towing, engagedasignwriter, andset

up awebsite,tomtow.co.nz.

‘‘Whenpeople needatow truck they

have aproblemandare having abad

day. Ican have their car on atruck in no

timeand, if they need aride, Iwillgive

themone.

‘‘Mywhole focus is beingthe best

towie in town. Iwill lookaftermy

customers, charge afair price anddomy

job well.

‘‘I want to makethe situationbetter

for them,not worse,’’ he says.

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also have the chance to connect.

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ConesRoad bridgetowardDixons Roadand

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Aseparate construction crew will build the

pumping station outsideLoburn Lea.

It is expected that the work willbe

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By DAVIDHILL

The Woodend and Pegasus area

needsanew strategy, says

ShonaPowell.

The Woodend­Sefton

Community Boardchairwoman

says the Woodend Pegasus

Strategy,writtenin2013, is out

of date.

‘‘Thearea has changed alot

since2013 and when we look at

the strategy, alot of it has

already been achieved.

‘‘It’s in the Long Term Plan,

but it’s afew years out (2023/24)

and we wouldlike it brought

forward.’’

Both Woodend and Pegasus

have populations around 3500,

whileWaikuku has more than

1800 residents. New subdivisionssuch

as Ravenswood

and WoodlandsEstate are

selling fast.

The area’spopulation is

expectedtopass 12,000 over the

next 30 years.

‘‘In the first two months of the

year,79consents fornew houses

were issued for Woodend and

Pegasus,and that’shalf of the

district­wide consents,’’Ms

Powell says.

Safety improvementsin

Woodend, youth facilities,

GladstonePark developments,

community facilitiesand the

Woodend Bypassremain

priorities for the area.

‘‘There’salack of youth

facilities. Thereisfunding

available so we need to start

working on that.We’ve tried to

encouragelocalyouth to get

involved, but it’s hard.’’

The Rangiora­Woodend

shared pathway is also set to be

extendedfrom Chinnerys Road

to School Road, which will

improve safety for Woodend

School children.

The recentinstallation of the

signalised crossing on Main

NorthRdinWoodend has made

adifferencefor school children

and the elderly,but it is only

‘‘stage one’’inthe town’s safety

improvements, Ms Powellsays.

Bulb sales to aid Rangiora Rotary school initiative

Primary school students across North

Canterbury will be readytolearn each

day thanks to aproject launched by the

Rangiora RotaryClub.

Project director Dorothy Stewartsays

thousands of springbulbs are being sold,

with fundsraised helping studentsstart

school each day with the necessities.

The scheme, whichhas been running

for someyears, is being expanded, and all

rates bills decrease.

The council said the existing scheme was

small and struggled to achieve the required

quality fordischargedwaste. It would require

ongoing spending to try to improve its

performance, it said.

‘‘Typically, the one way in whichrates can

be lowered on small schemes is if growth

occurs. This distributes the cost acrossawider

pool of residents.’’

The gravitywastewatersystem will be

extended from the scheme boundary about

1.8km along Dixon Road, and ConesRoad up

to the north side of the Ashley River Bridge.

Apump station will be built to pumpthe

piped waste across the bridge, where it will

connect into the Rangiora system in Ashley

Street.

It will be treatedatthe Rangiora

wastewater treatment plant.

The existingLoburnLea plant willbe

decommissioned and the land eventually sold

as aresidentialsection.

There will be speed reductions and

disruptions, with traffic managementinplace

in the area,particularlyonConesRoad and

the Ashley Bridge.

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The children’s book, written by Shannon

Barker and illustrated by Elena Dubova,

features two fun­loving cats.

Shadow and Willow are owned by

Shannon, an early childhood teacher who

grew up in Kaiapoi.

Thank you to all those who entered the

competition.

38 schools in North Canterbury are

invited to submit arequestfor funding.

‘‘We believeall children shouldbeable

to participate equallyalongside fellow

students, being preparedwith the

uniforms, stationery and equipment to

participate at school.’’

Packets of daffodils, bluebells and

tulipshave at least10bulbsand cost$10.

“They are top quality bulbs sourcedfrom

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Dorothy says the lateprincipalof

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District shakes off Covid turmoil

By DAVID HILL

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, April 1, 2021

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Waimakariri retailers appear

to have defied gravity in

withstanding the economic

impact of Covid­19.

While the lockdown 12

months ago brought the region

to astandstill forseveral

weeks, eftposspending in the

Waimakariri districtincreased

by 1.3 percentin2020

compared with the year before,

according to Marketview.

This resultdefiedthe

national picture, with the

eftpos spend across New

Zealandfallingby7.4% in the

same period.

‘‘This represents agreat

result for Waimakariri,’’

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil

recovery manager Simon Hart

says. ‘‘We saw areally good

bounce­back afterthe

lockdown.’’

While Waimakariri spending

dived duringthe lockdown, it

trackedahead of the 2019

spend for the rest of the yearto

deliverthe annualspending

increase.

Food, liquorand pharmacy

spending led the way with a

14.3% jump on the previous

year, while hospitalityand

accommodation felt the full

brunt of Covid­19, withan

11.6% slump.

‘‘I thinkifyou talkto

retailers they would say,‘yes, it

was adifficult year, butweare

doing better now,’’ Mr Hart

says.

‘‘A lot of credithas to go to

local businesses and our

commercial sector for being as

resilient as they havebeen,

and forbeinginnovative.

‘‘All of our townshavebeen

reallybusy through the

balance of theyear under Alert

Still spending ... Residents in the Waimakariri district have bucked national trends, with local

spending up in aCovid­disrupted year.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Level2or1,and it’s beengreat

to see someofthoseevents

come back.’’

The good resultalsoshowed

that the community responded

positivelytothe ‘‘buy local’’

message as the country came

out of lockdown.

Whileoverallretail spending

is up and the official

unemploymentrate is lower

than 12 months ago, Mr Hart

says several businessesare

finding it tough.

The unemployment figures

do not reflect job losses in

casual employment, students,

thosewho have partners

working,orthosewho have

entered re­training.

Mr Hart hasabusy few years

ahead in his regular role as the

council’s business and centres

manager, with projects being

implementedinboth the

Kaiapoi and Rangiora town

centre plans as partofthis

year’sLong Term Plan.

TheWoodend Area Strategy

andthe OxfordTown Centre

Plan are also up for review.

‘‘Therehas been alot of

activity in Woodend, Pegasus

andRavenswood,sowewill be

consideringthat activity, how

we can support that ongoing

growth, and the linkages

betweenthe towns.’’

The councilwill also be

developing aLocal Economic

Development Strategy in

conjunction withEnterprise

NorthCanterbury.

‘‘Thelast strategy was

developednot long after the

earthquakesand the projects

were accelerated to support

the recovery,’’ Mr Hart says.

‘‘We havebeen meeting with

the stakeholders involved on a

regular basis to understand the

spending data and how Covid

is impactingonthis, and to see

how the councilcan support

businesses and how we can

continuetooperateinthis

environment.’’

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She saidthe determinationofthose in

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Top performer ... Dunit Magnum Style, an Americanquarter horse stallionridden by his owner

AngelMarsh, of Wellington, accepts the winner’s ribbonfor the amateurreining competition from

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Western riding on show

By SHELLEY TOPP

The New Zealand Western Riding

Federation’s South Island

Championship Show was held at the

Mandeville Sports Club Centre last

weekend.

The show was hosted by the

Christchurch Western Riding

Association at its Mandeville

headquarters and marked the end of the

South Island season which runs from

October to the end of March.

Thirty­two horse and rider

combinations from around the country

took part in the show, including stallion

Dunit Magnum Style, an American

quarter horse bred in Canada and

imported to New Zealand by ownerrider

Angel Marsh, of Wellington.

Show secretary Catherine Sellin, who

is also the federation’s South Island

vice­president, said most competitors

came from the South Island.

People were attracted to the sport

because of the challenge, she said.

‘‘There are really high expectations of

horse performance and horsemanship.

You have to be precise,’’ she says.

However, the cowboy­style dress code,

which was less formal than other equine

disciplines, also appealed to many, with

riders favouring wide­brimmed cowboy

hats, jeans with belts and western­style

buckles, cowboy boots, spurs and

colourful shirts with bling.

Students show farming skills

North Canterbury schools have again

shown their farming talents.

North Loburn School’s Karetu Kids

took out the New Zealand Young

Farmers’ Tasman region agrikids

competition at the Malvern A&P Show

in Sheffield last Saturday.

Waikari School’s Kool Keas and

Klassic Keas took second and third

places respectively and will join the

Karetu Kids in the national final, which

coincides with the 2021 FMG Young

Farmer of the Year grand final in

Christchurch in July.

Amberley, Cust, Cheviot and Greta

Valley School teams were among the

39 squads that competed.

Meanwhile, Oxford Area School’s

Oxford Dags finished 10th in the

region’s junior Young Farmer of the

Year contest.

St Bede’s College and Christchurch

Girls’ High School teams qualified for

the junior Young Farmers’ national

final.

North Canterbury’s Dean Gardiner

was 7th in the Young Farmer of the

Year Tasman region final, won by

Roshean Woods, of the Christchurch

City Young Farmers Club.

Roshean is just the second woman to

win the Tasman region final.

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Trust wants to operate

Kaiapoi aqua play park

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi could have anew inflatable

aqua play park later in the year if a

proposal from the WHoW Charitable

Trust is approved.

The Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community

Board has agreed to allow the proposal

to go out for public engagement to

establish atemporary aqua play park at

the lake within Kaiapoi’s NCF Reserve,

tucked in behind Courtenay Drive in the

former residential red zone.

WHoW deputy chairman Jason Mill

says the trust hopes to have it operating

on October 1ifthe play park is approved.

‘‘The feedback we’ve had from the

council is that we should know by mid­

April.

‘‘We need to order it and pay for it by

May 15 so we can get it here in time.’’

The aqua play park would be a

temporary project while the trust

completes afull feasibility study for an

aqua sports facility as aKaiapoi

regeneration project.

An initial pre­feasibility study

conducted last year indicated such a

facility could be commercially viable.

The trust has been engaging with the

Ngai Tuahuriri Runanga to support

long­term mahinga kai initiatives in the

area, and it plans to engage local school

children to help with water quality

testing.

The lake is an old stormwater pond,

but if looked after could provide a

valuable community resource, Mr Mill

says. ‘‘It’s apiece of water that needs

some work.

‘‘There’s abit of weed in there, but we

are very keen to instigate some more

work to ensure it is safe to use.

‘‘There’s apicnic area and adog park,

so it will make agreat space for

families.’’

Initial tests indicate that the water

quality in the lake would be suitable. But

the Waimakariri District Council will

require more testing and discussions

with Environment Canterbury before

making afinal decision.

The trust plans to use large storage

containers on the site as akiosk,

changing rooms and toilet facilities.

The aqua play equipment is inflatable,

so it can be deflated each night and

locked away in one of the storage

containers.

It would operate for six months of the

year, with the containers and all

equipment removed from the site during

the off­season.

Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community Board

chairwoman Chris Greengrass

welcomed the proposal.

‘‘Any new proposal is welcome for

Kaiapoi which will bring visitors to the

town for the right reasons, and I’m very

encouraged by the positive comments

I’m hearing and seeing.

‘‘The aqua play park will be aunique

experience for residents and visitors

alike, and will bring another dimension

to what Kaiapoi already offers. Another

reason to spend the day here.’’

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, April 1, 2021

Legal matters for seniors explored

Dementia Canterbury will host aNorth

Canterbury public seminar exploring

residential care subsidies and other legal

matters relevant to seniors.

Families facing the importantdecision

regardingsomeonemoving out of their

own home and into aretirement village or

permanent residentialcareinarest

home or hospital are encouraged to

attend, Dementia Canterbury educator

Lee Andrews says.

Thosesimply wantingtobeprepared

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Boost for Oxford observatory

By DAVID HILL

Oxford Area School’s observatory has

received afunding boostfrom the local

community.

The Oxford PromotionsAction

Committee (OPAC) has got in

behind the observatory,

helping with the costs of

installing its new 12­inch

telescope and creating

outside pier mountsfor the

10­inch telescope.

Principal Mike Hart says

OPAC wantstosee people

coming into the community,

and they see the potential of

the observatory.

‘‘People can come in for a

coffee or ameal and then go the

observatory.

‘‘We have something whichisreally

awesome and unique, and with the new

motorway, getting to Oxfordisawhole lot

quicker.’’

Strategy review

Is Waimakaririan‘‘accessible’’

community?

Towards an Inclusive Environment is

the Waimakariri accessibility strategy

for 2017 to 2021. The council wants to

find out how the strategy is working, agefriendlycommunity

facilitator

Madeleine Burdon says.

‘‘We are really looking forward to

receiving feedbackasitwill give us a

clear picture of how the council is doing

and where we can improve.’’

The feedback deadline is 5pm on

Friday,April 30. The findings,tobe

reported to the council and community,

will help update the strategy.

The strategy can be found on the

council website or contact Madeleine

Burdonon0800 965468, or email

madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz for

more information.

Mike Hart

Mr Hart saysthe new telescope has

beeninstalled and the committee has

had lessons on how to operate it, so are

all set for the end of daylight saving.

‘‘It’s all automated once it’s calibrated

to the stars,soit’s much easier to use

thanthe 10­inch telescope.

We should be able to use the

observatory alot more.’’

The old 10­inch telescope

willbekept inside the

observatory,but can be

wheeledoutside to be

mounted in ordertocaterfor

larger groups.

‘‘Westillhave our eyesset

on buying a16­inch telescope

and,ifweachievethat,we

willhave three telescopes, so

we will be abletocater for even more

people,’’ Mr Hart says.

Thisterm the school is offering an

Earth to Mooncourse for year 9and 10

students, supported by the observatory

committee.

and experienceregarding other legal

mattersasthey relatetopeople with

dementia, suchasenduring powers of

attorney and what happens whenthere is

no enduring power of attorney, advance

directives, wills andfamily trusts.’’

The seminarwill be heldinthe Stewart

Room at the JohnKnox Centre, on the

cornerofHigh and King streets,

Rangiora, on Friday, April 9, from

10.30amto12pm.

Numbersare limited.Toregister,

phone 0800 444776 or email

admin@dementiacanterbury.org.nz.

The event is subject to the region

remaining at Covid­19 alertlevel1.

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KAIKŌURA VIEWS

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We’re in good shape

I’d liketo acknowledge our younger

generation and give ashout­outtotwo

girlsfrom SuburbanSchool.

Rosa andAmelia tookit upon

themselves toclear rubbishalongthe

roadsidethathad flownfrom atrailer

last week.Itreallyheartened me to see

our young people noticing their

surroundings, and taking action to care

for our environment.

Withkidslike thatinchargeIreckon

thefuture is looking good.

Irecently attended a3WatersReform

meetinginChristchurch.

Whilethere arestill nodefinite steps

to deliver the next stage of the

government reforms, in Kaikoura we are

making the most of the first stage of the

water reform programme.

The Suburban Scheme was hookedup

to theKaikoura Urbanwater scheme

bores and treatment plant on Mount

Fyffe Road last week.

Thiswillliftthe qualityofthedrinking

waterand ensurethatresidents on the

suburban water schemedonot have

dirty water after heavyrain.

This is goodnews forresidents who

have beenaffected bythisproblemsince

the2016earthquakes.

Aspartofthe Long Term Plan, the

councilteamhas beendevelopinga

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❛The 30­year strategy is a

large piece of work.❜

30­yearinfrastructure strategythat

looksatthe assets the council owns,and

when theymay need to be replacedor

renewed.

Weare requiredtoinclude roading,

footpaths, water supply, wastewater and

storm waterinthis document.

The30­yearstrategy is alargepieceof

work,not made easy bythe fact that the

Kaikoura DistrictCouncil doesnot have

acurrent plan. There is somegoodnews

in there.We’reinprettygoodshape,

thanks to all the work done after the

earthquakes, and our successful $40

million council rebuild.

Much of the veryearly water

infrastructure has been replaced, and

therestofthe pipeinfrastructure from

the 1950s and 1980s shouldn’t need any

major renewal work untilthe late 2060s

and 2070s.

This is amuchbetter position than

manycouncils. It is also great to have

this knowledge of our assets on record

as we plan for the future.

Take careand seeyouout there.

Concern over region'shousing shortage

By JOANNE GUMBRELL,chairwomanofthe

Waimakariri Age­friendly Advisory Group

The WaimakaririAge­friendly Advisory

Group has beenupdated by its housing

sub­group, which is focusedonthe

shortage of suitable housing in the

district as our population continues to

rise, particularlyinthe olderage group.

Nearlyaquarter of New Zealanders

will be over the age of 65 by 2034,

accordingtoStatistics New Zealand

figures.

Thirtypercent of peopleinthe

Waimakariridistrict will be over 65 by

2028.

We just need to look in our local

paperstosee what is goingoninthe

community.

The council has awhole page towards

the backofarecent issue of the North

CanterburyNews on its DraftLong

TermPlan. The plan is now openfor

comment, withsubmissions closingon

April 12.

Specifically,the council wants

feedback on three things: New

community facilities for Pegasus and

Ravenswood, upgrades to the Rangiora

Library and civic area, and parking in

Rangiora.

As residents, we havethe right to

makesubmissions on anything.

We are seeingthis currently with the

resource consent application for the

proposed quarryatthe Rangiora

Racecourse.

Commissioners have been appointed

and the hearing is scheduled to take

place in May.

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Around the electorate with

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

Climate Commission needs

to provide economic analysis

Climate Change is fast becoming atopical

issue amongmany in thefarming

community.

Alargenumber of farmers Ihavespoken

to saytheyareopentotransitional change,

so long as their lifestyle is not greatly

affected too quickly.

The Climate Commission was created

followingbi­partisan support acrossthe

52nd parliament.

The National Party wanted to commit

New Zealand to thetarget ofnet­zero

emissionsby2050. Hence,thecommission

was createdtoprovide parliament with

independent and sound

recommendations.

Sincethe commission releaseditsdraft

report, theNational Partyhas been

underwhelmed.

Theentire point ofthe commission was

to provideuswithpolicy

recommendationsto enableusto reach

ourtargets,but with sufficienteconomic

analysisalongside them.

We have yet to see sufficient economic

modelling or costsassociatedwiththe

policiesithas recommended.

Farmers need to see thisinformation.

Theyneedtounderstand whatisgoingon,

andhow government policy will affect

them.

National leader Judith Collins has said

You might like to meet with friends

and neighboursand put asubmission

together on the Long TermPlan, while

enjoying asocial get­together at the

same time.

Our Mayor Dan Gordon assures us

that people are at the centreof

everything thatthe council does. We

are listened to.

For moreinformation, go to

waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk or phone

0800 965 468.

All this fits withthe Waimakariri Age­

Friendly Plan,inwhich the Office for

Seniorsdefinesanage­friendly

community as a‘‘place where you can

stay connected, healthy,active and

respected whatever your age”.

Haere ora, haerepai —gowith

wellness, go with care.

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Times

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9:17pm

❛We have yet to see sufficient

economic modelling or costs

associated with the policies it

has recommended.❜

openly that, in orderfor theparty to

support the commission’sreport, we need

tosee thecostings.

We have awonderful, market­driven

vehicle that is abletodeliveranet­zero

target called theEmissions Trading

Scheme (ETS).

In fact, the commission’s own report

suggests that the Emissions Trading

Scheme can deliver usnet­zeroemissions

in 2050 through acarbon price of $50.

It therefore begs the question, why do we

need these nanny­statepoliciestodictate

whatwecanand can’t dowhen the

EmissionsTradingSchemecandeliver the

resultsweneed?

Farmers need the commissiontofront

up withtheir numbers. It needs to tellus

the advantages and disadvantages of each

policy they give.

This will allowMPstounderstandthe

policy prescription,and explain to

everyday New Zealanders what they’re

getting themselves into.

Planting day at

coastal park

Volunteers are welcome at a

community planting day being held in

Waimakariri’s Tuhaitara Coastal Park

on Saturday, April 17, to continue

restoring the park’s native wetland and

coastal ecosystems.

The meeting point will be in Tiritiri

Moana Drive, in Pegasus. The day will

run from 10am to 1pm.

The Te Kohaka oTuhaitara Trust

will supply spades, and the trees for

planting.

It will also provide drinking water

but to minimise the use of single­use

plastic, volunteers are asked to bring

their own reusable water bottle.

Volunteers should also take work

gloves, sun screen, ahat and clothing

suited to the weather.

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Amberley 8:25am 2.5 2:14am 0.3 9:24am 2.4 3:10am 0.3 10:23am 2.4 4:08am 0.4 10:22am 2.3 4:09am 0.5 11:20am 2.3 5:11am 0.5

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8:34am 2.5 2:23am 0.3 9:33am 2.4 3:19am 0.3 10:32am 2.4 4:17am 0.4 10:31am 2.3 4:18am 0.5 11:29am 2.3 5:20am 0.5

6:20am 0.5 12:57am 2.4 7:16am 0.5

Motunau 9:05pm 2.6 2:47pm 0.3 10:03pm 2.5 3:43pm 0.4 11:01pm 2.5 4:41pm 0.4 10:59pm 2.4 4:41pm 0.5 11:59pm 2.4 5:40pm 0.5 12:27pm 2.3 6:38pm 0.5 1:23pm 2.3 7:35pm 0.6

8:36am 2.5 2:25am 0.3 9:35am 2.4 3:21am 0.3 10:34am 2.4 4:19am 0.4 10:33am 2.3 4:20am 0.5 11:31am 2.3 5:22am 0.5 12:01am 2.4 6:22am 0.5 12:59am 2.4 7:18am 0.5

Gore Bay 9:07pm 2.6 2:49pm 0.3 10:05pm 2.5 3:45pm 0.4 11:03pm 2.5 4:43pm 0.4 11:01pm 2.4 4:43pm 0.5

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6:18am 0.4 12:53am 1.8 7:13am 0.4

Kaikoura 8:59pm 2.0 2:43pm 0.3 9:57pm 1.9 3:41pm 0.3 10:57pm 1.9 4:39pm 0.4 10:56pm 1.9 4:37pm 0.4 11:56pm 1.9 5:34pm 0.4 12:24pm 1.7 6:31pm 0.4 1:18pm 1.7 7:27pm 0.5

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HDC in April

The latest local news, views and announcements from the council

Meetings ,

Events,News.

April meetings

6th Youth Council 5.30pm (Venue:

Council Chambers, Amberley)

13th Hurunui Tourism Board 1.00pm

(Venue: Waipara Hills Winery)

14th Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

and Spa Management Committee

9.00am (Venue: Boardroom, Hanmer

Springs Thermal Pools)

14th South Ward Committee 7.00pm

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberely)

SolarenergyatHDC in Amberley

An array of solar panels has recently been installed on our

Council building in Amberley. They will be used to supplement

electricity from the grid, providing up to 30% of the total

energy needed atthe main office building. The system would

also avoid up to 21 tonnes of CO2 emissions/year.

As aCouncil weare enormously conscious of our obligation to

be sustainable and set apositive example for our community.

MTFJ

Mayoral Taskforce

For Jobs

$190,000

Allocated to

local business

The Mayor's Taskforce For Jobs

programme (MTFJ) supports

young people into sustainable

employment. The programme is

targetted at youth aged 25and

under who have been displaced by

Covid-19 and uses funding to

assist them with employment

opportunities.

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Sustainable work

placements

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15th Strategy &Policy Committee

9.30am (Venue: Council Chambers,

Amberley)

15th Extraordinary Council Meeting

(Adoption ofLTP Consultation

Document) 1.00pm (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberely)

20th Glenmark Community Committee

7.30pm (Venue: Motunau Hall)

21st Amuri Community Committee

7.30pm (Venue: Culverdon Council

Chambers)

22nd Operations Committee (9.30am),

followed by the Audit and Risk

Committee (1.30pm) (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberely)

27th Hanmer Springs Community Board

1.00pm (Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer

Springs Library)

27th Cheviot Community Committee.

6.00pm (Venue: Cheviot

Library/Service Centre)

28th Hurunui Community Committee.

7.30pm (Venue: Waikari Hall)

29th Council Meeting. 9.00am (Venue:

Waiau Hall, Waiau)

Afriendly reminder

Attention Dog Owners

We are encouraging you to update your

registration details. If you own adog and your

details or address has changed, now is a

good time toupdate your details with us.

Look at our website under ‘Apply and Pay’.

Planning forthe long term

The Long Term Plan (LTP) public consultation will be

happening soon. Dates are to be confirmed, but look out for

our drop in sessions around the district taking place during

April and May. These will take place around the district’s

libraries, cafes, and community halls. The larger public

consultations will take place in early May, one in each ward.

Details will follow soon, more details soon.

New public toilet at Conical Hill

Work began this week on the new toilet block at the base of

Conical Hill, Hanmer Springs.

It will be awell used facility as it will compliment the great work

that is going onaround the area with all the walking and biking

trails.

These toilets are almost finished, and once completed will look

the same as the toilet blocks at Hanmer River Reserve, Brooke

Dawson Reserve and SH1 Domett.

For more information:

Email: MTFJ@hurunui.govt.nz

Call: Chris King 0278087006 or Joni Howe 0278089170

"As a Council, we are carefully

evaluating this. We look forward to

public consultation to better

understand your views on these

essential services. In the meantime,

we will use this funding to upgrade

many services, we have until the end

of March 2022 to use this funding."

Aword from your CEO, Hamish Dobbie

There’s something in the water. This expression is relevant now more

than ever, with central government proposing to amalgamate three

waters (drinking, waste and storm water) services regionally, into newly

formed super entities separate from local government – local

government being entities like Hurunui District Council.

Earlier this year the Hurunui district was allocated $7.5 million for three

waters projects throughout our district, as part of the Government’s

$761 million COVID-19 stimulus package, and a way to get the

conversation rolling about this potential amalgamation. So far, we have

identified 22 individual projects. To date we have used $1.1 million.

Currently underway isthe installation of 2.4km of new waste water main

from Teviotview Place to Hursley Terrace, Amberley. This larger

diameter of the new main will increase the capacity in the township’s

wastewater network to cater for future development. Other projects

include the construction of new water reservoirs district wide to improve

storage capacity. Groundwater investigations district wide aim to find

potential new drinking water sources toprovide amore resilient water

supply and cater for future demand. Anumber of watermain upgrades

have been planned to replace aging infrastructure and increase

capacity. Over the next few months you will see watermain upgrades in

Amberley, Hanmer Springs, and Waiau.

The rationale behind amalgamation is largely based on economies of

scale associated with larger organisations, significantly increasing

compliance (and costs) associated with the government's new water

regulator (Taumata Aurowai) and socialisation of costs across

population density.

As aCouncil, we are carefully evaluating this. We look forward to public

consultation to better understand your views on these essential

services. In the meantime, we will use this funding toupgrade many

services, we have until the end of March 2022 touse this funding.

Fun

fact!

With Easter coming up, we have afew facts about the Hurunui District’s roading toprepare you for your Easter travels!

We have 601kms ofsealed roads and 853kms of unsealed roads. These roads feature 274 hectares of reserves, 286

bridges, 15 halls and pavilions, and 17 other community buildings. These roads also provide the convenience of 30 public

toilets for comfortable travel. Stay safe this Easter weekend!

Contact us :

www.hurunui.govt.nz

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It’snoholds barred as wrestlers

prepare for Kaiapoi fight night

By DAVID HILL

Wrestling fanswill get to live out their

fantasies at the Kaiapoi Club on Saturday

night.

The Kaiapoi­basedUnified

Championship Wrestling will bring back

memories for those who remember 1980s

wrestling starssuch as The Bushwhackers,

Macho Man Randy Savage,and Hulk

Hogan.

Just likethe 1980s television show, WWF

Superstars of Wrestling,the Kaiapoi­based

wrestlers have their own personas and

back stories.And, of course, thereare good

guys and badguys, saysChris Miles,of

Kaiapoi.

Chris is known as ‘‘The Bogan Jesus’’,

who ‘‘turns water into bourbon’’, and his

main rival is ‘‘Robbo the Aussie

Dreamboat’’.

‘‘Robbo’’, or Shaun London, is one of the

‘‘bad guys’’ because, well, ‘‘who doesn’t

hate adirty Aussie’’, Shaunsays.

True to form, Robbo’strademark move

is the ‘‘under­arm bowl’’.

‘‘It’sasmuch about the story as the

wrestling.It’s Days Of Our Lives for men.

It’s likewatching Shortland Street —

somethinginitmakesyou want to keep

comingback,’’ he says.

‘‘There is banter and beverages.’’

But safety is paramount, with wrestlers

training for monthsbeforeentering the

ring. ‘‘It hurts more than you realise. We

might be putting on ashow, but Ican

assureyou theimpact is very, very real,’’

Shaun says.

The semi­professional wrestlers train

two or three nights aweek for the fight

nights, with about six to eightshows ayear

held upstairs at the Kaiapoi Club.

‘‘It’sanamazing wrestlingcrowd. Our

oldestfan is in her 90s and we had ababy

at the last show,’’ Shaun says.

‘‘We make sure there’s no swearing, so

kids can come.And no­one is on steroids—

we’re all naturalathletes,’’says Shaun,

who playedbasketball to ahigh levelin

Australia before moving to Christchurch.

The wrestlers preferthe 1980s style of

wrestling,which they grew up withon

television, to the ‘‘ninjaflips’’ used by

modern­day professional wrestlers.

While theirwrestling heroes made a

fortune from their sport, Kaiapoi’s

wrestlers have day jobs.Shaunhas a

masters degreeinpsychologyand is a

support worker for peoplewith

disabilities, whileChrisisatradesman.

‘‘We don’tmake alot of money (from

wrestling), but it’sprofitable enough to go

into the next show,’’ Chris says.

Saturday night’s wrestling will hostthe

company’s first women’smatch with

‘‘Shay’’— Ayesha Still, of Christchurch —

takingonNorthland wrestler ‘‘Grace

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PHOTO:DAVID HILL

OUR TOWN KAIAPOI

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Covid­19 has failed to stop Kaiapoi mums

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compromised immune

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support of Amaria and all

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Milking time ... AgriTraining training adviser Warner Cottrell shows students from Villa

Maria College in Christchurch how to milk Matilda the mechanical cow.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

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By DAVID HILL

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The Grumpy Merino ...Sarah Reed, of Culverden, was promoting her new product range, after

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Sefton triumphs

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Sefton won its first country

cricket title in three years

after its senior players

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ahard­fought final against

Darfield on Saturday.

Rangiora’s showpiece

MainPower Oval cricket

ground hosted the final of

the CRV Ambreed Country

Premier One Day 2020/21

competition.

Ayoung and talented

Darfield XI batted first on

the first­class ground, but

the side was in early

trouble at 33/2 after

Canterbury Country

paceman Jed Roberts

cheaply removed its

openers, brothers Zak and

Liam Foulkes.

Ryan Hughes batted

superbly to anchor the

innings before he was

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off the wily bowling of Nigel

Granger for 64 off 80 balls.

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experienced and canny

Sefton campaigner, Jeff

Jones, who swung the match

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Seals.

Jones ripped through the

middle order, snaring four

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restrict Darfield to 177,

being all out in the 45th and

final over.

Chasing the mediocre

total, Sefton’s run chase got

off to abad start, losing

Micah Campbell in the first

over.

Chris Warner (32 off 48)

and Matt Laffey (56 off 106)

knuckled down to repair

the innings, putting on 70

runs for the second wicket.

Acomposed unbeaten

half­century by Lance

Taylor steered the Seals to

the six­wicket win with 21

balls to spare.

Jones was named man of

the match for his

inspirational spell with the

ball. Sefton was thankful for

the experience and biggame

knowledge of Jones,

Laffey, Taylor, Harrison

and Granger to guide the

side to the title.

Plate final

Weedons beat Oxford­

Rangiora in the premier

plate final, while

Greendale edged out

Allenton in the Senior

competition.

Short scoreboard

Darfield 177 (R Hughes

64, NGilbert 22; JJones

4/36, JRoberts 3/27) lost to

Sefton 178/4 (L Taylor 56no,

MLaffey 56, CWarner 32; J

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Rangiora Golf Club

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countback fromAnn Martin18c/b,

Sarah Rutherford 18 c/b, Jan

Moffatt 18.

Men: Clifford Boddy 24, John

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Rangiora Bridge Club

Thomaspairs: North/South:

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Noreen Thompson/Janelle

Crawley 2, Carole Bach/Pauline

Miller 3.East/West: Linda

Hanham/Robin Hassall 1, David

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Issue 194April 2021

Morefunding

recipients named

Preparingfor winter

weather

The latestgroup of MainPower Community Fund

recipients hasbeen named.$30,000has been split

between charitable organisations, community groups,

non-profit sports clubs and education providers in North

Canterbury.

LoburnSchoolisone of 15 schoolstoreceive afunding boost

this round.Their donation hasbeen puttowards purchasing

outdoor education gear to ensure all studentshave access to

the right equipmentfor schoolcamps.

March 2021 MainPowerCommunity Fund recipients

Community Groups

Amberley A&P Show,Amuri A&P Show,Cheviot A&P Show,

CheviotCombinedSports Club, CMEActive, Enterprise

North Canterbury,GretaValleyVillage Residents Association,

Hawarden A&P Association,Hinemoa Hockey, Hurunui Young

Famers,Kaiapoi Riverside BowlingClub, Kaichorus, Kaikoura

A&P Association,LeithfieldBoxing Club, NewZealand Williams

Syndrome Association, NorthCanterbury AcademyofMusic,

Oxford A&P Association, Rangiora Community Patrol,Rangiora

MenzShed,RangioraToyLibrary,The AcademyofSeikokai

Karate, Waikuku Beach SurfLifesaving Club,Waimakariri

Country MusicFestival and Woodend GymClub.

Schools/educationalProgrammes

Cheviot Area School,Hurunui College, KaiapoiCommunity

Playgroup,Loburn School, North Canterbury AlpineTrust,

North Loburn School,Oxford Playcentre, Rangiora High

School, Rangiora NewLifeSchool,StPatrick’sSchoolKaiapoi,

TuahiwiCommunityPreschool,Tuahiwi School,Vickery Street

Kindergarten,View HillSchooland WoodendSchool.

As we headintowinter,now is agood time to check treesand

vegetation on your property to makesure they are well clear of

power lines.

In heavywinds and stormyweather,branchesand other debris

can fallonpower linescausing networkdamage and unplanned

power outages.

Forsafety, it is essential that only trained professionals work

nearpower lines. Call MainPower on 0800 30 90 80 foradvice.

NEVER TOUCH

FALLEN LINES

Keep clear, warn othersofthe danger

andphone MainPower immediately.

24 hour faults line

0800 309080

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North CanterburyNews

PROPERTY

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The super-convenient location, combined with the easy-care nature of this beautifully maintained home, means interest is sure to

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NEWS AND SPORT

The North Canterbury News, April 1, 2021

27

Tsunami sirens to be

tested at beaches

Gold medal winners ... The under­15 fours squad with North Canterbury’s Max Walsh (cox) and Josh Hamer in the

stroke seat.

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Success for North Canterbury rowers

North Canterbury boyshave enjoyed success

at the Maadi Cup rowing competition.

Josh Hamer, Sam Earl,Max Walsh, James

Walsh,Oli Ellenbroekand NeilKamat all

made it through to finals or won medals at

Lake Karapiro, near Cambridge.

The boys, who row for St Bedes College,

won three gold medalsand abronze. Golds

went to Josh Hamer and Max Walsh in the

under­15 coxed 4, Josh, NeilKamatand Oli

Ellenbroek in the under­16 coxed 8, and Sam

Earl andOli in the under­18 noviceevent.

Sam and Max took out the bronze medalin

the under­18 novice fours.

James Walsh was fifth in the under­18

singlescullCfinal and sixth in the under­18

pairs Bfinal, in both casesachieving

personal bests.

The novice crews were coached by

Rangiora’s Quentin Monaghan.

St Bedes rowingchairman KerryWalsh

said the whole squad had agreat regatta

after agood summer season.

The Maadi Regatta was the final eventin

the school rowing calendar.

Good regatta ...

Assistant coach Quentin

Monaghan and under­18

rower James Walsh.

Top performers ... The gold­medalwinning

Under­15 four. Josh Hameris

frontright, Max Walshsecond from

rightatrear.

The Waimakariri District

Council Civil Defence

team will testits coastal

tsunami warningsirens

at 1pmon Tuesday, April

6.

There are three sirens,

at The Pines/Kairaki,

Woodendand Waikuku

beaches.

They are tested at least

twice ayear, usually on

the firstworking day after

the change in Daylight

Saving time, which

always occurs on a

Sunday morning.

Adaytime test, during

working hours, is chosen

in order to minimise the

inconveniencefor coastal

Photographs on display

The fine linebetween

tranquility and turbulence

has been captured in Point

of Convergence,anew

photographic exhibition in

Kaiapoi.

The exhibition, at Art on

the QuayGallery is a

collaboration between

sevenphotographers,

Shelley Harveyand Richard

Laing, plus fiveRangiora

Photographic Society

members,Lisa Carter,

Marilyn Holgate, Cheryl

Muirson, Cathy Price and

VeronicaWedlake.

The photographs,

communities.

Thetest usually takes

one minute and,

depending on wind

conditions, the sound

may travel further inland

to other townships.

Sirensplay acritical

role in preparations for

the risk of atsunami,

which would most likely

be triggeredby an offshore

earthquake.

ButCivil Defence staff

say there may not be

enough time for the

sirenstoactivate, so if

residents feel an

earthquake and it’s long

or strong, they should

evacuate immediately.

employingtwo models, were

inspired by Scottish

photographer Scott Fowler

and taken under his

guidance at asix­day

workshop at Central Otago’s

Otematata Station. The

photographers have

achieved multi­layered

imagesreflecting life’s

fragility, instabilityand

reality.

Hundreds of images were

taken during the workshop,

but only 27 made the

exhibition cut. The

exhibition runs untilApril

22.

Industrial land on SH1

Amberley 210 Carters Road

•1.1807ha approximately of

industrial land

•Top location on the south

side of Amberley

•Long frontage and exposure

to SH1

Very rarely does industrial

zoned land inthis tightly

owned area come tomarket.

This property provides

massive exposure to SH1,

along with access off Grays

Road.

Offered tothe market with

real determination byour

motivated vendors

Call sole agent for more

information.

Price by Negotiation

Stewart White 027 478 8944

stewart.white@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5514485

Boundary lines are indicative only


What’s happening in your

community…

Coastal Warning Siren Test

Civil Defence will be testing Waimakariri’s coastal

warning siren system on Tuesday 6April at 1pm.

The sirens are tested twice ayear, usually on the

first working day following achange in Daylight

Savings time.

Residents in Kairaki, The Pines, Woodend and

Waikuku beaches are likely to hear the test,

however wind conditions can allow the sound to

travel further inland.

Any residents with concerns can call the Council

on 0800 965 468 and ask to speak with one of our

Civil Defence officers.

New Tsunami Zones

The siren test is agreat reminder to learn about

your tsunami evacuation zone and check your

home’s emergency plan.

The Council has recently updated tsunami

evacuation zones aer modelling showed flooding

from atsunami could travel further inland than

previously thought.

We now have three tsunami evacuation zones: red,

orange and yellow. View the map and search for

your address at waimakariri.govt.nz/tsunami

You’ve Seen the Ad Now Come See the Car

Come along toOxfordA&P Show and getachanceto

hopinthe frontofthe Decepta -the fictional1-star

crash rated car. Youtoocan tryandsqueeze into

acar thatisdesigned to show youhow important

safety features are when buying acar.

Come try it out at the show this Saturday 3April

and enter the prize draw. You could win your young

driver the chance to learn how tobeabetter driver

by spending aday at Mike Pero Motorsport Park

with the Street Smart team this school holidays

(27 April).

Alerts for Kerbside Collections

Text and email alerts for kerbside collections on

Good Friday will still come through. However,

collection itself is moving to Saturday 3April. We

apologise for any confusion this may cause.

Let's Talk about the LTP

You’ve got just over two weeks to have your say

about the dra Long Term Plan 2021 -2031.

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

strategic document and sets out projects and

priorities, as well as how much it will cost and

how itwill be funded.

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 tothe Rangiora Library and wider

civic area

• Parking in Rangiora –including acar park building.

Visit waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk and let us know

what you think about these priorities.

Try out the Inflatable atDudley!

Want to keep the kids amused during the teachersonly

day on Tuesday? Bring them down to Dudley

Park Aquatic Centre for agoonthe new inflatable!

Available between 1-3pm.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

Tojoin visit:

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe

COASTAL WARNING

SIREN TEST

TUESDAY 6 APRIL 1PM

Civil Defence will be testing the coastal warning

system at 1pm on Tuesday 6April.

Sirens are located at The Pines Beach/Kairaki,

Woodend and Waikuku beaches, however depending

on wind conditions, the sound may travel further.

The test message will last for approximately one

minute and depending on how close you are, may be

quite loud.

Easter Kerbside

Collections

Bins and bags collected

on Good Friday move to

Saturday 3April.

The Kaiapoi CBD Friday collectionwill be moved

to Thursday1April.

There arenochanges for Easter Monday

collections.

Bins and bags should be out for collection by 7am.

Transfer Stations

Good Friday –the Southbrook Resource Recovery

Park and Oxford Transfer Station are closed.

Easter Sunday -ReSale Store closed, and the

rest of the Southbrook ResourceRecoveryPark

is open.

Transferstations will be open as usual for the

remainder of Easter weekend.

rethinkrubbish.co.nz

Save Time on Dog Registrations

Update Your Details Now

Dog registrations for 2021/22 are just around

the corner, soit’s agreat time to check your

details are up to date.

• Have your contact or address details changed?

• Have you got anew dog, or has afurry friend

passed away?

• Was your dogdesexed or microchippedinthe last year?

• Are you new to the district and have aregistration

to transfer?

If youansweredyes to anyofthose questions, you’ll

need to let us know.Visit waimakariri.govt.nz and fill

in aform at Dogs Online, email office@wmk.govt.nz

or callinto any CouncilServiceCentre.

Ensuring your dog is microchipped, wearing acurrent

registrationand your contact detailsare up to date makes

it easier for ustoreturn your dog home when lost.


NEWS

North Canterbury News, April 1, 2021

29

Give usyour

feedback

Fun day ... Canterbury United Pride head coach Alana Gunn, centre, from Christchurch, with the Waimakariri

United Football Club’s Women’s Premier League players Lily Gerrard, far left, from Rangiora, and Rebecca

Gillett, far right, from Christchurch, with participants in the club’s recent Girls’ Football Festival. PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

Council Hours

Over Easter

We wish everyone an enjoyable long

weekend. The following changes to

Council services and facilities apply for

Easter weekend.

Council Service Centres and Libraries

Service Centres will be closed and re-open on

Tuesday 6April.

All libraries will be open on Saturday 3April,

and closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday

and Easter Monday.

Rubbish and Recycling Collection

Bins and bags collected on Good Friday move

to Saturday 3April. The text alert will still

advise to put bags and bins out on Friday –

we apologise for any confusion.

Transfer Stations

Good Friday –the Southbrook Resource

Recovery Park and Oxford Transfer Station

are closed.

Easter Sunday –ReSale Store closed, and the

rest of the Recovery Park is open.

Transfer stations will be open as usual for

the remainder of Easter weekend.

Aquatic Facilities

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

10am-7pm

7.30am-7pm

7.30am-7pm

10am-7pm

Normal hours

Urgent Enquiries

For urgent enquiries such as noise control

or animal management, please call our Aer

Hours service on 0800 965 468.

Girls get ataste of football

By SHELLEY TOPP

The popularity of agirls’

football festival at Kaiapoi last

Saturday shows people can see

the benefits of girls­only sport,

acoach says.

Canterbury United Pride

women’s football head coach

Alana Gunn was at the

Waimakariri United Football

Club’s Girls’ Football Festival

at Kendall Park to help

introduce potential new

recruits to playing the game.

‘‘For aclub to be so

supportive of women’s football

is great to see,’’ she said.

‘‘It is also great to see so many

young girls beginning their

journey of love for football.’’

The festival was part of New

Zealand Football’s March

national initiative, Girls and

Women’s Month, to help

promote interest in the 2023

Fifa Women’s World Cup, being

jointly hosted by New Zealand

and Australia.

Waimakariri United Football

Club’s general manager Amy

Pawson said the festival

provided the club with agreat

chance to introduce potential

new players to football in alow

key, ‘‘no pressure’’ way.

Electric bikes given aspin in car park

By DAVID HILL

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon is

considering buyinganotherset of

electric wheels.

Amayorale­bike could soon be

joining the hybrid, sign­written car

in which Mr Gordon is regularly

seen aroundthe district.

The mayor joined with council

staffintaking atestride in the

council car park lastweek when

EvoCycles visited Rangiora.

‘‘Super cool, especially in ‘turbo’

mode,’’ he declared. ‘‘I’m thinking

seriously about getting one.’’

EvoCycles is touring parts of the

SouthIsland as part of an initiative

with localgovernment and district

health boardstoencourage staff to

change to more environmentally

friendly transportfor their

commute.

To encouragestaff, the council is

offering ashort term loan of up to

Golden oldiescountry music

Tuesday country music will

return to the Rangiora RSA on

April13, at 2pm.Join Smokey &

Lorraineand their group of

entertainersand followers, for

some goodold­fashioned country

music, with the sounds of the

guitar, keyboard,accordion,

ukulele, and banjo and singa­longs.Admission

is $2. For

more information, phone

Lorraineon(03) 327 3231.

Free Sunday concert

Two world­classmusicians will

perform afree concertin

Rangiora Library’s Chamber

$2000 towards the price of an

e­bike, which staff can pay off from

their wages.

‘‘I’m keen to encourage anyone

to look at buying an e­bike and

anything we can do to make it

easiertomake that choice I

definitely support,’’MrGordon

says.

Nick Helyar­Magill, with

EvoCycles, says e­bikesrange from

$1500 to $11,000. They have arange

of 50kmto100kmand take four to

six hours to charge. An annual

service is recommended.

While EvoCycleshas two stores

in Christchurch, locale­bike

stockists include Pushbikes in

Rangiora and MeloYelo e­bikes in

Loburn.

The council’s e­bike initiativeis

part of its overall sustainability

strategy,developed in abid to

improve its environmental

performance.

GalleryonSunday, April 11.

Pianist Jun Bouterey­Ishido and

violinist MatildeLoureiro will

play music by Mozart, Bachand

Ravel. The 1.30pmconcertis

presented by the Waimakariri

Community ArtsCouncil as part

of its 2021 music programme.

Wardrop to perform

Christchurch musicianGraham

Wardrop, one of New Zealand’s

best finger­style guitarists, will

perform at the Balcairn Hall on

Saturday, April 10.Graham has

beenperforming as a

professionalmusicianfor more

than30yearsand also holds

Mayoral e­bike? ... Waimakariri

Mayor Dan Gordon is keen for

adventure.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

workshopsinadvanced fingerstyle

techniques for the steel

stringguitar. He is recognised as

amusician of great versatility

withalove of balance, harmony

and precisionwhichculminates

in arich sound and unique

performance style. The concert

starts at 8pm. Tickets includethe

Balcairn Hall’sfamous free

countrysupper. Tickets,at$25,

are available at Sally Mac’s in

Amberley,the Sefton Garage, or

Stan’s 7Day Pharmacyin

Rangiora, with cash preferred.

Tickets can alsobepurchased

online at balcairnhall.com.


CLASSIFIEDS

30 The North Canterbury News, April 1, 2021

Public Notices

Easter Refuse and Recycling Arrangements

Some refuse and recycling collections in Hurunui are changing during week commencing

5April.

Monday 5April

Tuesday 6April

Wednesday 7April

Thursday 8April

No Collections

Hanmer Springs, Mt Lyford and Gore Bay

Amberley,Amberley Beach, Leithfield and

Leithfield Beach, Cheviot, Waipara, Scargill, Omihi,

Greta Valley and Motunau Beach

Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Waikari and

Hawarden

Please remember the following.

•Onlyofficial Hurunui Council bags will be collected; these must not exceed 15kg.

•Bags must be securely tied and at the kerbside or council collection point by

8am as collection times may varytonormal. The crew will not returntocollect

bags that are placed out late.

•Bags split prior to the crew’s arrival and non-official bags will not be collected.

•Bundles ofcardboard will not be collected; these can be recycled via the

transfer stations.

What is accepted via the recycling collections?

The following are accepted, providing they are free from food waste and loose (i.e.

papers should not be tied in bundles) in aCouncil recycling bag.

•Clean newspapers, magazines, office paper and telephone directories.

•Clean cardboard, greetings cards, junk mail, envelopes and egg boxes.

•Clean food, drink and pet food cans.

•Clean rigid plastic bottles and small containers, types 1, 2and 5onlywith lids

removed.

What cannot be recycled?

Softplastics (those that can be scrunched in your hand), plastics types 3, 4, 6and

7, tetrapaks, polystyrene (including meat trays), plant pots, plastic strapping, clothing

and shoes, food stained paper or cardboard, coffee cups, plastic lids, foil trays and

food waste are not recyclable.

If in doubt throw it out as recycling bags containing contaminants will be stickered

and left.

Recycling glass bottles

Glass bottles must not be put in recycling bags but can be recycled via the transfer

stations providing lids are removed.

Hurunui Council Transfer Stations are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Normal opening hours apply at all other times.

2367392

Annual General Meeting

12 th April, 2021 @7.30

4B Millton Avenue, Rangiora

All Welcome

2370608

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

In these uncertain times especially regarding diseases and

viruses which are plaguing us rightnow,wemight wonder

how it will all end. The GOD of Israel has said, that there is

atime coming, when there shall be “peace on earth and

goodwill to all men” in Jeremiah 6:33 HE says “Behold, I

will bring ithealth and cure, and Iwill cure them and will

reveal untothem, the abundance of peace and truth”..

2368533

WarMemorial Hall

1AlbertStreet, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 1–Keeping everyone safe

Dear Clients and prospective clients,

•WeARE open and ready to provide you with

budgeting supportand advice.

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

by appointment only.

•Wewillbeabletosee walk-in clients. Please phone

first

•Home visits are by arrangement only.

•Wewill trytocontinue advocating on your behalf

with WINZ, banks, creditors etc.

•Weregularly workwith other supportagencies and

food banks; to provide you with additional

assistance.

Phone: 03 313 3505

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

Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

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

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

please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

2300807

Entertainment

RANGIORA Country

Music Club night at 7pm,

7th April at the RSA,

Victoria St, Rangiora. All

welcome. Enquiries phone

027 928 1730.

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Lala’s Limited has

made application to

the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora

for the renewal of an On

Licence in respect of the

premises situated at 246

High Street, Rangiora

known as Golden Panda

Restaurant.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Restaurant.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended

to be) sold under the

licence are 11.30am -

2.30pm, 4.30pm -9.30pm

Monday -Sunday.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Situations Vacant

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the sale and supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

2370560v1

Casual

Bottling Line Staff

Wanted

-Clarkville

Tiki Wine and Vineyards operate a wine

bottling line for one to three days at atime

throughout the year. The working day and

time varies depending on the volume to be

bottled. We are seeking expressions of

interest from local people who are positive,

enthusiastic, reasonably fit and enjoy working

in ateam environment on acasual basis.

Tasks include labelling, packing bottles, and

monitoring packaging for purpose.

If this is something that may suit you please

send an email to nicola@tikiwine.com

to register your interest.

2369180

Doyouwantyour

business noticed?

Advertise on our

Classifiedor Trusted

Trades andServicespages!

PhoneAmanda on

313 2840 or

Email info@ncnews.co.nz

to discussyouroptions

and be thenamethey

remember!

Memorial Services

GERALD ALEXANDER

LAWSON STONE 28th

June 1938-16th February

2021. A celebration in

remembrance of Gerry

Stone will be held at

4.30pm on Friday 9th April

at the Rangiora RSA, Victoria

Street, Rangiora.

Please join us as we

remember Gerry.

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

is acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

co.nz/rangiora

Firewood

BEECH mix firewood

$140 per cube, delivered.

Facebook Pricecon firewood.

Phone 021 458 258.

Wanted To Buy

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

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For Sale

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314 7076.

Cars Wanted

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CASH 4CARS

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Parts

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CARS, vans, 4WD’s

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Motorcycles

MOTORBIKE servicing

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Poultry

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txt 021 861 732.

Livestock

TEXEL Romney Cross

young rams suitable for

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or 03 385 4966.

Livestock

HOMEKILL

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Meat Processing

313 0022

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Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

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work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

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Professional, guaranteed,

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AFFORDABLE concrete

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No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

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021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

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Free quotes. Contact Angus

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BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

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removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

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0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

BUILDING & concrete

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Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

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PAINT & wallpaper

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POWER TOOLS repairs,

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Grossman Trade

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Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

PROPERTY MAINTEN-

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ROOFER. All roof repairs,

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Free quotes. Phone Nathan

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polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

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SHEEP SHEARING,

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For Lifestyle blocks. Call

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STONEMASON, Brick

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health check. — Ph. 03-

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ANTHONY SYMONDS

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Movemen Ltd

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027 668 3636

SEWING EXPRESS

CLOTHING

REPAIRS &

ALTERATIONS

Friendly, fast

and professional

service.

Kaiapoi Village

Arcade

03 327 0732

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

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03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

•Interiorand exterior

painting

•Small-medium size/

repaints

•Minorplasterrepairs

•Timberwindowrepairs

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Email: jackiemarktaylor@yahoo.co.nz

Long established local company

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Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

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2343272

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Guide

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Builder

Butchery

Chiropractic Services

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Injury, accidents and maintenance

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027 868 2574

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Computer Repairs

Construction &Concrete

Electrician

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131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

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•BulkDieselTank polishing (filtering)

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0274 366 901

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