North Canterbury News: April 08, 2021

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Roddy gets

ashear of

the action

By ROBYN BRISTOW

It is just like riding abike, says 84­year­old

Roddy Kidd, who picked up ahand­piece

at the OxfordA&P ShowonSaturday and

shore asheep —well, most of it.

‘‘Mentally, you know what you are doing,

but physically you are abit rusty,’’ he says.

Roddy finished the long blow on his

sheep,but decided nottotempt fate and

swing his legover his sheep to move on to

its last side.

This wouldhave meant putting all his

weightontohis lefthip —amanoeuvre his

hip might have protested.

Roddy handedover to Allan Thompson

to finish thejob.

The pairjoined Colin King in the

shearing shed as thetrio relivedtheir

experience of competing in the Oxford

A&P Association’s first shearing

competition 50 years ago.

‘‘I was abit stiffand sorethe nextday,’’

says Roddy, who had not picked up ahandpiece

for 25 years.

‘‘It was aforeign hand­piece and the

sheep was sticky. Everything was against

me,’’ he says. ‘‘If Icouldhave another go, I

probably could finish the job, butIwon’t be

bothered.’’

Roddy is proud he instigated shearing at

the showfive decades ago, but sad his mate

RodgerCorby, who helped get it off the

ground, wasn’t there withhim on Saturday.

The competition grew fromhumble

beginnings and had to overcome some

scepticism. However, after alot of planning

—and being directed to an area ‘‘a way

over there by the trees’’ —itproved to be

ahuge success.

Back then, stock agent Dalgetys supplied

shearing machines.Frews Transport

brought in the sheep for nothing, and one

of its trucks was used as ashearing

platform untilthe pavilion was built 20

years ago.

Showpictures, page 13

Blow by blow ... Roddy Kidd, aged 84, picked up ahand­piece for the first time in

25 years to shear asheep at the Oxford A&P Show. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Rain

would

help

By DAVID HILL

Farmers and contractors are lookingfor

rain as winter approaches.

The groundisdrying out after afavourable

summer, leavingmany farmers

chasing supplementaryfeed.

The dry conditions mean there is ‘‘no

guts’’ to pastures and several farmers are

already feeding out supplements, BA

Murray Ltd director Steve Murray says.

‘‘I wouldn’t say there’sashortage of

feed aroundjust yet, butit’s getting very

dry. If you look back to December and

January, we’ve had asuccessfulseason

and we’ve made plentyofproduct, butwe

haven’thad that decent follow­up rain

sinceJanuary.

‘‘In Canterbury, you’re only ever three

weeksaway from adrought.’’

Feed in the barn waslike ‘‘moneyin

the bank’’,asyou can neverhave too

much of it, Mr Murray says.

Fletcher Farms owner Nigel Fletcher

says alackofdecent autumnrain meant

farmers were starting to feed out in the

Hawarden/Waikariarea.

‘‘It has definitely got dry. Iwouldn’t say

there’safeed shortage, but silage is just

startingtobesought­after now. It’s been

apretty good seasonaround here so far,

but otherareas like Banks Peninsulaand

Marlborough have been verydry.’’

Warm autumnweathermeans there is

some opportunity for some late­season

growth, but withnodecent rainforecast

untilMay, Mr Fletchersays it could be a

long winter. ‘‘Abit of rain now would get

things established for winter,with some

greenfeed in front of stock. But without

it, it’sgetting dryand aweekend of

nor’westers doesn’thelp things, either.’’

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Trying their luck... Entrants in the Rangers Fishing Competition line the banks of the Waimakariri River mouth.

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Contest asocial get-together

Readership: 47,000 weekly

Circulation: 30,150 copies delivered

to EVERY farm, RD, lifestyle block

and home inWaimakariri, Hurunui

&Kaikoura every Thursday.

By ROBYN BRISTOW

More than130 anglerslined

the Waimakariri River mouth

on Wednesday last week for

the final day of the salmon

season, and the annual

Rangers FishingCompetition

organised by North

Canterbury Fish &Game.

The event, coming at the

end of the sea­run salmon

fishing season,isa

celebration of the wild searun

salmon fishery and the

riversthat support them.

It has becomemore about

getting together, enjoying a

chat, partakinginthe free

Hellers sausages, and the

luckyprizedraw sponsored

by localbusinesses than the

fishing competition.

Anglers needed only to

show theirfishinglicence at

the Fish&Gametent to go in

the drawfor prizes from

Blackwells Kaiapoi, Hunting

and Fishing Tower Junction,

Rivers to Ranges Rangiora

and Desolve clothing.

The competitionbegan

more than 45 years ago after

four honorary rangers fishing

together reeledinachild’s

fishing rod and reel that

floated past. It became a

trophy awarded for the

heaviest fish caught in the

competition each year.

Two other trophies are also

awarded —the Angler of the

Year,which went to Lindsay

Smith, and theFishing

Personality of the Year,

whichwent to Colin and

DianeEaton for theirefforts

in raising the profile of the

localsalmonfishery.

Anear­continuous free

sausage sizzle keptthe

anglers fuelledup, with more

than 300 sausages consumed

by anglers who arrivedbefore

dawn to start fishing.

NorthCanterbury Fish &

Game chiefexecutive

Rasmus Gabrielsson saysthe

eventisabout anglers and

rangers getting together,

discussingthe season,and

highlighting the importance

of salmontothe region.

Sea­run salmonare facing

challenges, withpoor returns,

ineffectivefish screens and

warming oceantemperatures

affecting the size and timing

of the run. Butthe work of

Fish &Game and anglers to

highlight the conservation

and habitat protection work

required is starting to pay off,

with water issues now

understoodbymostNew

Zealanders.

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Keith grateful for help received from St John

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Keith Elefitheriou says it is the

best$90 he has spent on ataxi.

The Rangiora marriage

celebrant suffered several

heart attacks in the early hours

of March16, 2019,and is

incredibly grateful to the team

fromStJohn in North

Canterburywho got him to

Christchurch Hospital in an

ambulance.

‘‘Itisthe cheapest and most

effective taxi you can get,’’

Keith says of the ambulance

and those who staffed it.

Keith had two stents

inserted,but not all wentwell

withthat procedure. Later,he

had aquadruple bypass.

He cannot believe the calm

and caring mannerofthe St

Johnstaffwho arrived at his

homethat evening. Keith was

unaware of how serious his

situation was, or even that he

was having aheart attack.

‘‘Between these guys and the

hospital staff, it was justa

normal day.Iowe these guys a

hellofalot.’’

Keith had finished officiating

at awedding and headed

home. He couldn’t sleep as it

feltlike alump of food was

lodgedthat neededtogo‘‘up or

down’’. He had adrink and a

smoke,and waited for it to

pass. Meanwhile, his wife

calledStJohn, who recognised

Keith was havingaheart attack

and geareduptoget him to

hospital, which was busy

because of the Christchurch

mosqueshootings.

He protested when arriving

that he was fine and for staff to

look afterpatients fromthe

shootings who needed more

attention than him.

Keith says it waslucky for

him that there is such agood

pathwayfor St John carein

North Canterbury, particularly

in aclose radius of Rangiora.

‘‘Anywhere else and Imight

havebeen sitting there till

morning.’’

St John is calling on New

Zealanders to support its

annual appeal,which runs

until Sunday, April11.

It aims to raise $1.8million

Grateful ... From

left, Keith

Elefitheriou with

intensive care

paramedic Steve

Pudney and

emergency medical

technician Mark

Handley, who took

care of Keith the

night he had aheart

attack. They are

joined by local

territory manager

Cole Gillman.

in its Heart of Gold appeal for

ambulancesand equipment.

St John chief executivePeter

Bradley says funding is

received from the government,

but St John hastofundraiseto

plug agap in operating costs.

Last year, there were more

than half amillion emergency

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North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

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Hazel has

children

under

her spell

By SHELLEY TOPP

Reading dog Hazel is winning hearts

and helping children gain confidence

as readers at Rangiora and Kaiapoi

libraries.

The calm, friendly, maltese terrierminiature

poodlecross, owned by

Kaiapoi’s Kim Flanagan, is helping

children, aged 7to10, with their

reading at the libraries every week.

Each child has a15­minute reading

session withHazel sitting quietly

alongside on her cushion. Assistant

librarian Donna McMillan is nearby to

help with any queries from the child.

Aftereach reading session, the child

is allowed to giveHazelasmallfood

treatasa‘‘thank you’’ for her help.

‘‘Hazel loveschildren and they are

drawntoher,’’ Donnasays.

‘‘Shejust sitstherequietly as they

read and her calm, non­judgmental

presence seemstogive the children

confidence to readbetter.’’Hazel has

completed aGood Canine Certificate

(silver) with Leithfield dog trainer

Janice Kirk as part of her training to

become areadingdog.

The well­behavedlittledog is a

popular visitor to the librariesand

attractsalot of attention from staff and

library goers of all ages when she

arrives for workfor the sessions.

The sessions run during school terms

on Tuesdays, between 3.30pm and

4.30pm at Rangiora Library, and

3.30pm to 4.30pm at KaiapoiLibrary on

Thursdays.

The free sessions with Hazelcan be

booked by telephoning Donnaatthe

Rangiora Library on 03 311 8901 or by

emailingher at donna.mcmillan@

wmk.govt.nz.

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Optimism over tourism infrastructure funding

By DAVID HILL

Kaikouratourist operators have received

aboostfollowing avisit by Tourism

Minister Stuart Nash.

He met recently with the Kaikoura

District Council, theKaikoura runanga,

Destination Kaikouraand tourist

operatorstodiscuss the latest funding

roundfor the government’sTourism

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We have already seen the closure of a

couple of businesses and others are

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“For the accommodation providers, it is

amixedbag as some are doing better than

others,but for our tourist operatorsout on

thewater, they are significantly down,

with some down to 20% of the numbers

they had (in 2019).”

Theannouncementofnew tourism

infrastructure funding has given the

industry cause foroptimism, she says.

“Kaikoura as acommunity is well

experienced at pulling together through

toughtimes, but we need alittle bit of

assistancesowecan still be herewhen

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Winners .. . North Loburn School’s Karetu Kids team of John Lundy, left, Cate Ambury and

Ryan Herlihy came out on top in the New Zealand Young Farmers Tasman region agrikids

competition.

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Schools perform well

in agrikids contest

By DAVID HILL

2367463

Asmall North Canterbury school exceeded

its expectations at last month’s young

farmers event.

Waikari School, which has just 37 pupils,

entered three teams in the New Zealand

YoungFarmers’agrikids competition

when it competed for the firsttime at the

Malvern A&P Show at Sheffieldlate last

month.

All three teams made the final seven for

the race­off, with the Kool Keas placing

second and Klassic Keas third to qualify for

the national agrikids final.Itwill coincide

with the 2021 FMG Young Farmer of the

Year grand final in Christchurch in July.

The third team, Krazy Keas,were seventh.

‘‘We never even thought we would place

in the top seven.Wejust thought we would

go along and giveitgo,’’ says Waikari

School office administrator Caryn Hunt,

who accompanied the teams to Sheffield.

Kool Keas teammemberFinn Fricker

was named‘‘agrikid of the day’’.

The final was taken out by Karetu Kids

from NorthLoburn School, whichentered

threeteams in all, with the Gumboot Gang

placingfourth and the Tasman Tykes 16th.

NorthLoburn School has along

tradition in the competition,and principal

Darren Wardisproud of his pupils’

achievements.

‘‘They’revery excited.It’sbeen acouple

of years since we’ve been in the nationals,

but we certainly punch above our weight in

the competition.’’

Places in the teams are sought­after

amongthe Year 7/8 class, he says.

Thrilled to be there ... Waikari School’s

Kool Keas team of Harry Glasson, left, Finn

Fricker and Jack Philp placed second.

Classic result ... Waikari School’s Klassic

Keas team of Jamie Oberholzer, left, Keygan

Philp and Skyla Rata­Smith.

The agrikids completed arangeoftasks,

including changing quad bike tyres,

naming agricultural plants and managing

the heath and safety of adieseltank leak.

Otherrural modules challenged their

knowledge of seasons,animal health and

agricultural plants.

Strong presence ... North Loburn School had three teams competing, including the Karetu

Kids, Gumboot Gang and Tasman Tykes.

PHOTO:DAVID HILL


Marilyn steps up to challenge

By SHELLEY TOPP

Soon after Marilyn Pond was

diagnosed with Parkinson’s

disease, she dreamt her

illness was cured.

It was heartbreaking for

her to realise when she

awoke that she still had the

incurable neurological

disorder that affects

movement, balance and coordination.

The loss of spontaneity is

particularity hard to accept.

‘‘You can’t just jump in

the car without thinking

twice. We have to make sure

we have got medication, and

snacks to help if there are

problems with the

medication working.’’

Despite this, she

maintains apositive outlook

on life.

Since her diagnosis 11

years ago, Marilyn, who lives

in Ohoka with her partner

Neville Major­Johnston, has

been taking part in aNew

Zealand Brain Research

Institute study to find acure.

‘‘I want to know what

causes Parkinson’s, because

until we know that we are

not going to change alot,’’

she says.

‘‘If you are going to have

Parkinson’s you may as well

use it for something good. It

brings apositive to it,

instead of anegative.’’

Marilyn separated from her

partner of 20 years soon

after she was diagnosed and

started anew relationship

with Neville four years ago.

‘‘It is the best decision I

have ever made.

‘‘He takes me as Iamand

we laugh alot about some of

the Parkinson’s stuff, and

his family is extremely

accepting of the

Parkinson’s,’’ she says.

However, she misses the

energy she used to have.

‘‘I used to move mountains

in aday, and now Istruggle

with some of the simpler

things like baking –itwill

take most of the day.’’

It has also been hard

learning to accept help from

others.

‘‘Helping people was

always my role and it is hard

to change places. Idon’t

hide the fact that Ihave

Parkinson’s, but some

people then turn you into an

invalid.’’

She prefers Neville’s

approach of allowing her to

do as much as possible

without help on the

understanding that she will

ask for help if she needs it.

The Brain Research

Institute’s clinical director,

Professor Tim Anderson,

says 12,000 people in New

Zealand have Parkinson’s

disease. This number is

expected to double in the

next 20 years.

There is no single cause

and there are many

Life with Parkinson’s ... Marilyn Pond maintains apositive

outlook on life.

different symptoms, so each

person requires

individualised diagnosis

and treatment.

Parkinson’s Awareness

Month is being held this

month, with Parkinson’s

Awareness Day this Sunday.

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North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

Service

recognised

5

MikeDormer’s service to The Willows

Cricket Club and the community has

beenrecognised.

Waimakariri MayorDan Gordon

visited the hallowed turf at Loburn last

weektopresent the ground’sfounder

withaWaimakaririDistrictCouncil

community serviceaward.

Mr Dormer,his wife Winsome and sons

Ben and Pete have

beenhosting

matchesatLoburn

since the 1990s.

The ground was

established when

Ben persuaded

him to convert a

paddockonthe

family’s property

intoapitch.

Mike Dormer

Mr Dormer has

never been known for doing thingsby

halves and decided to form both afield

and acricketclub.

The field, in an idyllic countrysetting,

is larger than many overseas test venues.

The Willows CricketClub was

established in 1994 to foster youth

involvement in cricket.

It aims to encourage top secondary

school cricketers to playwith and against

experienced players, as well as offering

qualitycricket to lovers of the game.

Overthe years,many organisations,

including the Salvation Army, have

benefited from the annual Christmas

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Willows.

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OPINION

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In the Electoratewith

MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

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

Dismay over govt stance

on sex offenders bill

The Doocey family Easter egg hunt last

weekend got off to an early start, with

the kids racing around the garden to

find every tasty egg the Easter bunny

left.

It has become atradition to visit the

grandparents afterwards so they can

enjoy aplay­by­play commentary of the

morning’s activities and my wife and I

get some recovery time.

Ihope you and your family were able

to be together and enjoy asafe and

happy Easter.

Many in our school communities are

appalled the government has voted

down my bill to ensure schools are

notified when sex offenders move into

their community.

My bill received great support from

both teachers and parents.

Iwrote my bill after being informed

by Corrections that two sex offenders

were being placed in the Waimakariri

electorate.

Iimmediately wrote to Corrections,

asking them to confirm that schools had

been advised.

As aparent, Iwas outraged to be told

there is no legal requirement for

schools to be notified.

Iasked the Minister of Corrections in

parliament how many schools had been

notified of the placement of sex

offenders in their communities.

Iwas astounded to hear that there is

no central oversight of this information,

and that it is held in manual case files

around the country.

Iamappalled the Labour

government believes this is good

enough.

Ihave been heartened by community

support for Gina, alocal mum who has

been denied surgery by the Canterbury

District Health Board.

Ihave been fighting for Gina to get

jaw reconstruction surgery after the

board dropped it from the list of

surgeries it offers, making Gina the

latest victim of our postcode lottery

health system.

Iurgently called on the minister to

intervene and was devastated when he

declined to be involved.

Ihave written to the board’s head of

funding and planning, and am following

this up with aface­to­face meeting with

the board chief executive to continue

our fight for Gina to have her surgery.

Oxford A&P Show president Marie

FitzPatrick and her committee can be

congratulated on asuccessful show on

Saturday.

Ialways enjoy attending local A&P

shows and supporting our rural sector,

which contributes so much to our local

economy.

Marie is one of the youngest show

presidents to step into this role.

She has balanced this with not only

running an Angus stud farm but also

looking after anew baby. Well done!

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Worries over reforms

You may haveread about the

Government’s proposed three waters

reform. Whenwetalk of threewaters, this

meansdrinking water, sewer and storm

water.

Central Government is lookingto

remove thesefunctions fromcouncils,with

the argument there is aproblemwhere

some councilshave under­invested in

infrastructure over many years.

Whilethat mightbethe case for some

councils, this is nottrue for all, and

certainlynot in Waimakariri.

Waimakariri residentscan have faith in

the quality of water services we provide.

The council is proud of theinvestment

undertaken over several yearstoget our

infrastructure upgraded, compliant, and

that the waterissourced fromdeep and

secure aquifers.

Thirteen of the 14 schemes run by this

council complywith the New Zealand

DrinkingWater Standards, and the 14th

will be fullycompliant by June 2021.

The delay on thislast scheme, asmall

ruralsupplyinPoyntzRoad, was caused by

ensuring we adequately consulted the

community to ensure buy­in.

All this has come at acost to our

community —more than$100 million over

20 years—and while it hasn’t beeneasy to

have theseconversations (because these

projects are fundedbyrates), the resultis

infrastructure that is reliable and is acore

part of ensuring healthy communities.

We knowour supplies better than

anyone and have a150­year asset

managementstrategy to managethem.

When Ispoke at parliament’sHealth

Select Committee Iraisedthese points,

and reiterated them at aGovernment

forumonthree watersreform last week.

Howeverour council, and mostothers I

am in regular contactwith, are worried

aboutthe proposed timetable for reform.

We are told thatwewill need to consult

our communities later thisyear —the

worsttime to consult,near Christmas.

The timetable does not allow enough

time to properly considerthe reforms,

mainly becauseweare unclear on most of

the detail. At the momentwedon’t know

what structureswill be established to

manage our waterservices, how they will

be funded, what compensation the council

will receive for its waterassets,the impact

this wouldhave on ratepayers, andthe

inputthat community has to shapethis

direction. Thereisalot we don’tknow.

We are beingasked to consult withyou,

our community, before we have all the

information for an informeddecision.

Unfortunately, the concerns of our

sector appear to be falling on deafears of

both theMinister of Local Governmentand

the Department of Internal Affairs.

Idon’tunderstandthe urgency. It is only

fair we are equipped with all the

information, haveenough time to consider

it, and properly consultour community.

The process needstobeslowed right

down.

At this stageour councilwill maintain an

open mind on the reform process but we

firstneed answerstoalot of questions and

time to hear communityviews.

Untilthen, and until there is amuch

higher level of transparency, it is difficult

to see how theGovernment’s proposed

reform is right for us.

Proposed ECan rates increase will be punitive for some

Dear Editor,

Environment Canterbury’s10­year

Long TermPlan proposes an average

24.5 percent annual rates increase —a

significant rise, especially as it is ECan’s

statedpolicyofa“limit on rates

increases of 5.3%’’.

About 400,000 Cantabrians live in the

Christchurch electorates, contributing

about 52% of rates raisedbyECan. The

balanceispaid by around 230,000

Cantabrians outsideofChristchurch.

In the March31edition of the North

Canterbury News,ECan chairwoman

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Week

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

JennyHughey commentedonthe

proposed rate increases that“the actual

dollar figurewould be comparatively

little for most Cantabrians, especially

thoselivinginChristchurch”.

What thisstatement fails to convey is

that alargenumber of ratepayers

outside of Christchurchwill face massive

rate increases.

ECan’swebsiteprovides example

properties. The lowestproposed rate

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E

rise is 9.6%for aChristchurch electorate

property, the highestaKaikoura

propertywith an increase of 63.4%. Using

the ECan online rates tool, thereare

several non­farming rural properties

with raterises of morethan 150%.

Mrs Hughey conveniently forgotto

mention that the modest rate increases

in Christchurch would be countered by

punitiveincreases elsewhere.

ECan’s goalsofaddressingclimate

change and improving biodiversityare

laudable, but pushing the highest rate

increases on communities outside of

Rise 6:57am

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Christchurch is flawed.

ECan’s approachisdiscriminatoryand

risks driving divisionsbetweenurban

and rural communities.

We will only achieve the bestoutcomes

for Canterburyifall communities are

working together, and all are making a

fair contribution to the costs.

Istrongly encourageyour readersto

make asubmission on ECan’s Long Term

Plan. The closing date is April 11.

Yours,

RichardShaw,

Domett

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Mouth

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6:39pm 2.2 12:27pm 0.7

Amberley 1:44am 2.3 7:59am 0.5 2:36am 2.3 8:47am 0.5 3:23am 2.3 9:34am 0.6 4:07am 2.3 10:18am 0.6 4:49am 2.2 11:02am 0.6 5:31am 2.2 11:44am 0.6 6:14am 2.1 12:09am 0.7

Beach

2:07pm 2.3 8:19pm 0.6 2:57pm 2.3 9:10pm 0.6 3:44pm 2.3 9:58pm 0.6 4:29pm 2.3 10:43pm 0.6 5:12pm 2.2 11:27pm 0.6 5:56pm 2.2

6:39pm 2.2 12:27pm 0.7

1:53am 2.3 8:08am 0.5 2:45am 2.3 8:56am 0.5 3:32am 2.3 9:43am 0.6 4:16am 2.3 10:27am 0.6 4:58am 2.2 11:11am 0.6 5:40am 2.2 11:53am 0.6 6:23am 2.1 12:18am 0.7

Motunau 2:16pm 2.3 8:28pm 0.6 3:06pm 2.3 9:19pm 0.6 3:53pm 2.3 10:07pm 0.6 4:38pm 2.3 10:52pm 0.6 5:21pm 2.2 11:36pm 0.6 6:05pm 2.2

6:48pm 2.2 12:36pm 0.7

1:55am 2.3 8:10am 0.5 2:47am 2.3 8:58am 0.5 3:34am 2.3 9:45am 0.6 4:18am 2.3 10:29am 0.6 5:00am 2.2 11:13am 0.6 5:42am 2.2 11:55am 0.6 6:25am 2.1 12:20am 0.7

Gore Bay 2:18pm 2.3 8:30pm 0.6 3:08pm 2.3 9:21pm 0.6 3:55pm 2.3 10:09pm 0.6 4:40pm 2.3 10:54pm 0.6 5:23pm 2.2 11:38pm 0.6 6:07pm 2.2

6:50pm 2.2 12:38pm 0.7

1:48am 1.8 8:04am 0.4 2:39am 1.8 8:53am 0.5 3:28am 1.7 9:39am 0.5 4:14am 1.7 10:24am 0.5 4:59am 1.7 11:08am 0.5 5:43am 1.6 11:52am 0.6 6:28am 1.6 12:18am 0.5

Kaikoura 2:10pm 1.7 8:20pm 0.5 2:59pm 1.7 9:12pm 0.5 3:47pm 1.7 10:01pm 0.5 4:34pm 1.7 10:48pm 0.5 5:20pm 1.7 11:33pm 0.5 6:04pm 1.7

6:48pm 1.7 12:36pm 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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Let’s Talk

aboutthe next

10 years...

DraftLongTermPlan

2021-2031

LAST WEEK TO HAVE YOUR SAY...

CONSULTATION CLOSES 12 APRIL

Over thenext10years theCouncil is focusedonmakingsurewe

keep up with growth,Covid-19economicrecovery,climatechange/

sustainability,and theimpactofthe ThreeWatersReview.

Specificallythe Council areasking forfeedbackon:

• New community facilities for Pegasus and north Woodend (Ravenswood)

• Upgrades tothe Rangiora Library and wider civic area

• Parking in Rangiora –including acar park building.

Let’s Talk. Draft Long Term Plan 2021 -2031

Waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk


NEWS

8 North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

Programme enriches the lives of students

By ROBYN BRISTOW

ANorth Canterbury School was

recognisedlast week for its 10­year

contribution to the William Pike

Challenge.

LoburnSchool hostedanevent to

celebrate the milestone, and the positive

impactthe challenge has had on its

young students.

Founder and directorWilliam Pike

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Stuart Priddy decided the programme

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“I was looking at something that the

Year 8studentscould do that was

special.Recognising that manyofour

studentsare here for the eight years, I

wanted something that recognised their

positionwithin the school but was also

challenging and engaging.’’

At the time, Mr Pike was ayoungman

living in Auckland. He was facing

challenges of his own, rebuildinghis life,

learninghow to walk and re­establishing

his career as aprimaryschool teacher.

He was one of two young climbers

caught in avolcaniceruption on Mount

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Special programme ... Stuart Priddy, left,

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Facing challenges ... All Year 8students at Loburn School participate in the William Pike

Challenge.

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Doctors and nurses doubted his

survival becauseofhis critical injuries

and low body temperature.

Mr Pike’swill to surviveprovedthem

wrong, but his right leg was amputated.

He learnt first­hand the importance of

life skills and resiliencetoface and

overcome big challenges.

During his long rehabilitation, he was

inspired to share his life­changing

experiences to help develop 21st century

life skills,and the William Pike

Challengewas born.

Loburn becamethe firstschool in the

SouthIsland to offer it to its students.

“As the years wentby, Mr Priddy made

an enormous contribution and worked

tirelessly to make his community abetter

placeand young people bettercitizens

through the William Pike Challenge”Mr

Pike said.

Today, closeto100 schools throughout

New Zealand take part, with the

Canterbury region boastingthe

involvementofmore than 25 schools.

To complete the challenge, students

Alabour of love for Trish

By SHELLEY TOPP

ARangiora grandmother is creating a

legacy of love by makingwoollen

blankets for her children and

grandchildren.

TrishHarrishas also beenpassingon

her knittingskills to customers of

Rangiora’sWilloughbyscraft and wool

shop.Its new owner, KatherineMcLeod,

has invited her to continue doing that.

Trishhas always loved knitting and

beganlearning the craft as achild.

She began making the blankets for her

family after visitingThe Stitching Post in

Arrowtown in 2016. Aknittedwoollen

blanket in the front window caughther

eye. ‘‘I loveditso much Iboughtthe wool

and the pattern right then,’’ Trishsays.

Since thenshe has knitted 10 blankets

for the family. Trish does mostofher

knitting at night, while watching

television, or in thecar on roadtrips.

They get heavytohandle, especially

towardscompletion,but they are easyto

knit and keep her warmwhile knitting.

‘‘The grandchildrenlove snuggling up

in them on the sofa to watch TV,’’she

says.

‘‘Theycost me alot to make,but it is my

hobby and somethingIenjoy, creating

something withlove for my family.’’

Anyoneinterested can ask about her

classes at Willoughbysat123 High St.

are requiredtoparticipate in five

outdooractivities,20hours of community

service, and 20 hours of passion projects

over aschool year.

Loburn School has put every Year8

studentthrough the challenge for the last

10 years. This includes achild with

cerebral palsy, one with autism and

others with behavioural learning

difficulties.

“The beauty of what LoburnSchoolhas

done is thateveryYear 8student is

automatically involved in the

programme,’’ Mr Priddy says.

‘‘Whilethis may seem to be

challenging, it has opened up anumber

of tremendous opportunities for all the

students.

‘‘Some aspects of the activities have

been modifiedtoensure that all

experiencesuccess.”

Mr Pikesays the stories and

achievementsofstudents are highlights

of the past 10 years, during which221

Loburn studentshave completed the

challenge.

Knittingtime ... TrishHarris, of Rangiora,

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NEWS

10 North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

Drawn from

ballot ...

Waimakariri

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Doocey

wants to

stiffen

penalties for

attacks on

police dogs.

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MPs to ponder police dog bill

By ROBYN BRISTOW

When police dog Gazza died in

action in Poriruain2016during a

routine search, it saddened animalloving

ThomasTripp.

He was even more upset when he

discoveredthe maximumpenalty

for killingapolice dog was only two

years’ jail. It prompted the

Waimakariri constituent to write to

localMPMatt Doocey.

‘‘I felt compelled to do something

because of my loveofanimals, and

in particularlythose in service,

such as police dogs,who risktheir

livesfor theirhandler andcommunity,’’

he says. ‘‘It is verysad

when they are killedinthe line of

duty. Theyare alivingcreature and

avery expensive asset.’’

He was pleasantly surprised

when Mr Doocey responded,taking

his concerns to then Police Minister

JudithCollins. She supported trying

to increase the penalties.

Mr Doocey drafted amember’s

bill to try to get the maximum

penalty lifted to five years.

Last week, over four years on

from Gazza’sdeath, Mr Doocey’s bill

was pulledfrom the ballotbox. It is

due for its firstreading in

parliament in the next week or two.

Mr Dooceysays his research

showed the penalty for killing a

police dog in theUnited States is up

to 10 yearsinprison. In Canadaand

South Australia,itis up to five

years. It costs about $60,000totrain

apolice dog.

He said the New Zealand penalty

for killing apolice dog remained at

two years,even after the PoliceAct

was modernised in 2008.

New Zealand PoliceAssociation

president Chris Cahillalso backsa

tougherpenalty. Violenceagainst a

police dog needs to be recognised

for the seriousoffence it is, he

says.

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The tractors are part of

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North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

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Afine day to celebrate all things rural

Supreme champion ... Dick Frahm was

thrilled to win supreme purebred sheep of

the show with his two­tooth Poll Dorset ram.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Kidding around ... Cousins Maddelyn Wilson­Peters, left, aged 8,

of Tinwald, and Charlotte Wilson, 5, of Burnham, were helping their

grandmother, Jennifer Williamson, of Prebbleton, with her goats.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

Cattle handlers ... Rangiora High School cattle show team

members Harry Roe, left, aged 16, and Tasi Sydell, 13, prepare to

enter the show ring with two Woolstone Park Lowline heifer

calves.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Saddle up ... Donkeys are put through their paces in the pack

saddle donkey class.

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No. 127 ... Teegan Hall, aged 19, of

Waikaka, near Gore, leads her uncle's

Galloway cow from Hall Genetics.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

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an abundance of produce,

jams,preserves,crafts,

children’s creations,flowers

and photography.

PHOTO:VICTORIA CASELEY

Shear fun ... Huntly shearer John

Cherrington, who is working with ashearing

gang in Oamaru, enjoyed success in the

shearing shed.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Golden touch ... Former Kaikoura MP

Colin King shows the style which took him

to three Golden Shears titles. PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Presidential team... Oxford A&P Association junior vicepresident

SteveMcCauley, left, president Marie Fitzpatrick and

senior vice­president Letitia Schroeder visit the sheep pens.

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Presidential duties ... Royal Agricultural Society

president Brent Snellex, of Sefton, inspects the cattle.

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14 North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

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The SPCA has put out anationwide call

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vulnerable kittens, catsand sick animals

as kittenseason pushesresources to the

limit.

In North Canterbury, Cat Care

Incorporated president Betty Jones says

her group is well­supported by foster

parents.

‘‘We are coming towardsthe end of

kittenseasonand it’s been quitebusy.

We’ve taken in alot of feral cats and

we’ve had goodsuccess.

‘‘We’ve got 25 foster parentsand they

all takeindifferenttypes of cats, so we’ve

coped with the demand.’’

Cats needing to be rehomedare

promoted on the Cat CareIncorporated

page on Facebook, she says.

‘‘We’re looking for an inside home for a

wee tabby cat. She’sabout 1­year­old and

she cameinfrom afarm with two kittens.

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but she’s been spayed and she’sbeen

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Cat Care has severalkittens in its care

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fortnightly or monthly, or contact the

group through the website,

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The SPCAsays its centres around the

country are almost fulltocapacity,with

more than4000 animals in its care —the

vast majority beingcats and kittens.

The callfor foster familiescomesas

researchshows thatstaying in ahome

environment helps animals recover

better from sickness or injury, and it

helps withconfidence and socialisation.

SPCA general managerofoperations

Sam Powell sayskittensare not adopted

out until theyare strong and healthy,and

old enough to have been desexed,

microchipped, vaccinated and receive

flea and wormtreatment.Hence the need

for foster families.

“We havethousands of kittenswho

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Zealand, at least until they reach the

stage wherewecan prepare themfor

adoption.

‘‘This is why we needtoexpandour

networkoffoster families because we are

overwhelmed at the moment.”

Kitten seasonstretches into autumn

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says.

“Not only does fostering help freeup

space for other animals needing help, but

it’s also beneficialfor those that are too

young or sick to be adopted, and needa

warm, safe place in which to grow and

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NEWS

18 North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

Crusade

rolls on

Success on the sports field can

seem like aworld away from a

North Canterbury paddock. But

for Stu Loe those daydreams

came true.

In his foreword to anew book,

Crusade On!: Celebrating 25

Years of the Crusaders,the

Glenmark stalwart says

‘‘remembering those moments

is agreat way to pass the time

working on the tractor’’.

Loe playedinthe original

Super Rugby campaign in 1996,

under the captaincy of his

cousin Richard Loe, and his last

game was at EdenPark on May

30, 1998, whenthe Crusaders

claimed their first title under

the captaincy of Glenmark

clubmate Todd Blackadder.

Author Matt McIlraith

captures the first25campaigns

by one of the country’s most

successful sporting teams.

In 24 Super Rugby

tournaments, the Crusaders

missed just four playoffs,

appearing in 14 finals and

claiming 10 titles. North

Canterbury’sCrusaders include

Scott Hamilton from the

Glenmark club, Oxford’s Tim

Stokes, who made one

appearancein1996, and

Kaiapoi contributed Andrew

Mehrtens and Matt Todd.

Glenmark also produced

coaches Robbie Deans and

Blackadder.

The 456­page book contains

profilesall 245 Crusaders. It is

on sale for $59.99.

Armani reaches for the sky

WhenAir Force veteran Derrick

Hubbard flew solo on his 90th

birthday with the Canterbury

Recreational Aircraft Club in

2017, he and his wife, Vera,

decided to sponsor ayoung

person so they could get the same

opportunity.

In 2020, amid the turmoil of

Covid­19 and the passing of his

wifeof70years, Derrick

approachedclub flying instructor

DaveMitchell and Air Force

Museum of New Zealand

EducationOfficer Chris Davey to

seekout adeserving young

traineepilot. Armani Hansen, a

16­year­old Rangiora High

School student, was selectedfor

the opportunity provided by the

Hubbards to obtain sufficient

instruction to achieve asolo

flight.

Armani was already working

part­time at the Rangiora New

World supermarket to save to

become apilot.

He was also involved in a

Gateway Aviation programme at

highschool to enhance his theory

of flight knowledge.

He took to weeklyflying

lessons with Mr Mitchell witha

passionand, on arecentTuesday

at the Rangiora airfield, Armani

flewsolo.

He had no priorwarning, as it

is onlywhen astudentisdeemed

ready by the instructor that they

get to take off on their own.

Armani’s family was secretly

escorted into the clubrooms and

watched as Mr Mitchell, sitting

withthe teenager in the plane,

instructed him through touchand­go

circuits,before taxiing to

the clubrooms.

Aday to remember ... Armani Hansen is congratulated by his flying instructor, Dave Mitchell, following the

youngster’s first solo flight at Rangiora airfield.

As Davegot out of the plane,he

told Armanihewas on his own.

Armani thentook to the skies

on his own.

He saiditwas an exciting and

exhilarating experiencehewill

never forget.

‘‘When Dave, my flight

instructor, got off the planeand

said Iwas going to go up solo,I

couldn’t keep the grinoff my face,

even though it was nerve­racking

the thought of knowing thatI

would be at 1200 feet all alone.’’

Armani chatted to Mr Hubbard

via avideo call afterthe flight.

He sayshewill be forever

grateful for beingprovided with

the Hubbard Flying Opportunity.

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Reachfor the sky ... Air Force veteranand former Air Force Museum

volunteerguide Derrick Hubbard,aged 94, meets Armani Hansen, 16, for the

firsttime at the museuminDecember2020.

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Anzac parade no longer split

By DAVID HILL

Rangiora'sAnzac Day paradeisset to be

longer and moreinclusive.

In recent years, the Rangiora RSA has

run asplit parade in abid to managethe

growing numbersofsupporters, but this

year it will revertback to one parade

spread over alongerroute, Rangiora

RSA presidentIan Thompsonsays.

“In the lastfew yearswe've separated

the young people, followed by the main

veterans' parade, but it means along

wait for the children standing until the

main paradearrives.

“The youngpeople arevery good to us

and it’s not fairthat they have to wait, so

therewill be one paradethis year

insteadofasplitparade.”

The paradewill assembleinAlfred

Street, behind the Farmers Department

Store, from 10.30am, underthe guidance

of parade commander Patrick Duggan.

The road will be closed, with the

parade turning left intoPercival Street

and then rightinto High Street to march

Walk in park part of festival

Waimakariri’s TuhaitaraCoastal Park

has beenincluded in the Walking

Festival 2021.

This year’sfestival, from April 17 to

May 2, includesmore than 50 walks in

Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri.

The park’s4to 5km walkat10am on

Wednesday, April 21, will be led by park

manager Greg Byrnes. It will start from

the park’s officeand informationcentre

at Woodend Beach.

It willbeafamily­friendly walk,

suitable for children accompanied by

to the Rangiora Cenotaph.

The McAlpines North Canterbury

PipeBand will be placed in the centre of

the parade, so “peopleatthe rear can

hearthe pipeband”,MrThompson says.

Rangiora’s Anzac Day serviceatthe

cenotaphwill start at the slightly later

timeof11.30am,which should allow

moretime for localdignitaries and

media whostruggle to get to Rangiora in

timeafter attending other paradesinthe

district, he says.

Poppy Day thisyear willbeonFriday,

April 16, with fundsraised supporting

the Rangiora RSA welfare fund.

The Rangiora RSA is also supporting

services on Saturday, April24, at the

Ohoka Community Hallat11am and the

Sefton Cenotaphand Woodend War

Memorial, both at 6pm.

On Anzac Day, the Rangiora RSA will

onceagain support the Rangiora High

School “Wall of Remembrance” service

at 9.30am, followed by ashort service at

the Rangiora Veterans’Cemetery,then

the main parade.

parents or caregivers.Dogs on leadsare

alsowelcome.

It will take about two hoursto

complete.

Participantsare invited to joinGreg

for acup of tea at the park’s office

afterwards.

People interested in taking part in the

parkwalk with Greg should book aplace

by emailingpark ranger AdeleJackson

at tkot.enquiries@farmside.co.nz.

To learn more about the festival, visit

activecanterbury.org.nz


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Drier wood burns hotter

Winter is coming, which means

it is time to restock the

woodshed before the cold really

settles in.

With the warmth of the family

on the line, the pressure is on to

get the most heat from your

spend.

While different woods have

different burning characteristics,

one factor outweighs

them all —moisture content.

While burning high­density

woods will provide more heat

per wood volume than lowdensity

(lighter) woods, as a

general rule, the dryer the

wood, the hotter it burns.

Damp wood can be difficult to

light, will produce excessive

smoke and, since more of the

fire’s energy is required to

drive off water, produces far

less heat and accelerates the

build­up of creosote.

Creosote is the black oily

accretion which builds up

inside chimney flues as aresult

of the incomplete burning of

wood or coal.

As long as the wood is truly

seasoned (dry), it will burn hot

and clean, meaning the type of

wood being used becomes less

important, although woods

from different tree species can

still burn differently.

Pine species typically burn

with asplendid flame, and are

easily lit when dry. Because of

the wood’s high resin content, it

makes excellent kindling to

help start fires.

Oregon is another soft wood

Feeling the heat ... Awell­stocked woodshed makes for acosy winter,

but it is essential the wood is dry.

PHOTO: FILE

ideal for starting fires. It

seasons quickly and burns fast.

Burning larch provides for

fairly good heat, but it needs to

be well seasoned and tends to

produce more oily soot build­up

in chimneys than some other

woods, while black poplar

tends to burn slightly hotter

than other soft woods such as

pines.

When burning hard woods,

such as sycamore, gum,

macrocarpa and manuka, it is

essential to ensure the wood is

seasoned. Sycamore burns long

and provides moderate to good

heat but is useless green.

Macrocarpa and gum are

other hardwoods known for

their high heat output and

longevity, the latter considered

slightly longer­burning.

Manuka wood is considered

the best wood available

because of its high density,

which provides long burning

times at high temperatures.

Pick the option to suit

when the heat goes on

Heatingyour home efficiently

is important for comfortand

health.

Choosing the right type of

heater is important to getthe

full benefitofall of theheat

you’re payingfor.

Types of electricheaters:

Heat pumps

Single­split systems are the

most common heatpumpsin

NewZealand. Theyare air­toair,

withone indoorunit

connected to an outdoor unit.

Thesesystemsare designed

to heat just theroom in which

they are installed in, not the

whole house.

While leaving internal

doorsopenmay allowsomeof

theheated airtotravel into

otherrooms, in most houses

this does not workwell,

particularlyifthere is a

hallway in between,ifthere

are highceilings,orifthe

house needs alot of heating.

Multi­splitheat pumpsare

designed to heatmultiple

rooms. They consistofone

outdoor unit serving multiple

indoor unitsinstalled in

differentrooms.

Ducted heat pumpsprovide

central heating by blowing

heated airthrough ducts into

multiplerooms of ahouse.

While some canonly be

controlled centrally, others

allow youtochoose which

rooms or groups of rooms you

wanttobeheated at anygiven

time(zoning).

Forexample, you may only

want to have your bedrooms

heated overnight.

Panelheaters

Flat­panelheatersare

oftenpromoted as ‘‘eco’’or

cheaptorun.

Thesize of the room will

dictate howwell they are able

to heat to comfortableand

healthytemperatures.

Lowsurfacetemperature

panel heatersusuallydon’t

gethot enough forchildren or

pets to burn themselves,but

be carefulaboutcovering

them with towels or clothes as

that could pose afire risk.

Convection and oil column

heaters

Thesemostly heatair

rather than surfaces. Thehot

airrises and then slowly

circulates the room,

providingbackground

warmth. Oil­columnheaters

also provide some radiant

heat.

They usuallyhavea

thermostat,which is good for

quiet background heating.

They can be goodfor

heatingbedroomsovernight

because they are quiet,but

because heat rises they could

strugglewith highceilings.

Micathermic heaters

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similar way as oil­column

heaters but can warmmore

quickly.

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Once the nights turnfrosty,

the benefits of awarm home

becomemore obvious,says

Environment Canterbury

chairwoman Jenny Hughey.

‘‘Not only is it more

comfortabletobewarm, but

also it is far healthier.’’

She says no­one wants to

live in ahouse where

residentscan see their

breath, and condensation

streams down the inside of

windows.

Ms Hughey saysthere is

nothing like using amodern

wood­burner and dry wood,to

stay warmand boost air

quality.

‘‘I rememberwhenIfirst

came to Christchurch as a

student in 1969. Iwas biking

down Bealey Avenuefrom St

Albanstothe old Teachers’

College and the smoke was so

thick it wouldmake you feel

sick. It would literallychoke

you. Whenyou arrived, you

reekedofsmoke.

She says good, seasoned

wood is the key to an efficient,

clean­burning fire.

‘‘Manyofyou who use

approved wood­burners will

already have your supply of

wood tucked away in adry

spot for this winter –though

for the best results this year,

your wood should have

arrived lastspring.’’

She says it is worth

Purrfect ... Cosy homes don’t just make humans happy.

rememberingthat wet wood

burning sub­optimallyisoften

responsible for smoking out

the neighboursand causing

air pollution.

‘‘Often it can take up to

three years for wood to dry

properly.

‘‘Makesure when buying

wood you use somebodyfrom

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Merchant programmeand

stock­upatleast aseason

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‘‘If you are concerned your

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test thewood’smoisture

content.’’

Merchantsinthe

programme are audited

annually and testing moisture

content is part of the audit.

‘‘Generally,ifthey don’t

have dry wood, they willlet

you knowhow greentheir

wood is and when it should be

ready for burning.’’

Ms Hughey saysnot all dry

woods are equal.Some burn

hotter and produce less

smoke.

‘‘Plantation pine, Douglas

fir and blue gum arethe best,

while old­man pinecan be

smoky, and so is probably best

for kindling or mixed with

otherwoods.

‘‘Ourexperts alsosuggest

trying the upside­downfirelighting

technique,with

larger wood at the bottom and

kindlingontop,and resisting

the urgetoturn down the heat

overnight and leavewood

smouldering, producing more

smokeasaresult.

‘‘None of us would want to

go back to the way things were

Choose the right heating option

From Page 22

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Radiantheaters

Barheaters withglowingelements and

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Theymainly heat objects and people

rather than airinaroom, and are

availableinfree­standing, wall or highwall

mounted models.

Thesecanbegood for large rooms

where you onlyneedtoheatone area of

theroom, or for roomswithhighceilings.

Theyare notsuitable forbedrooms as

they willemit more lightand could also

be afireriskinchildren’sbedrooms.

Infrared heaters

Thesearegoodforrooms with high

ceilingsorifyou want to heatone area of

averylarge space. However,toheata

largeliving roomwell, ahighercapacity

type heater such as aheatpump,wood

burner, wood­pelletburnerorfour­star

flued gasheatercan be more effective

andeconomical. High­wallorceiling

mounted models can be installed out of

children’sreach.

Fanheaters

Fanheaters(orceramic heaters) can

benoisy,but distribute heatedair

around your room ratherthanletting it

form alayerofhot airbelow theceiling.

They providequick warmth in smaller

rooms.

Electric underfloor heating

Electricunderfloorheating canbe

cheaper to installthan hydronicunderfloorheating(where

heated waterflows

through pipes embedded in thefloor).

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By DAVID HILL

Demand forlifestyle blocks in North

Canterbury hasleft local realestate

agents in aspin.

Covid­19 appearstohaveprompted

people to rethink theirlifestyle

choices,with manyseeingNorth

Canterbury as asafe choice as they

looktobuy their ownsliceofparadise,

local realestateagentssay.

Data released last monthbythe

Real Estate InstituteofNew Zealand

(REINZ) shows there were40percent

more lifestyle property sales across

thecountryfor thethree months

endedFebruary 2021, compared to the

same periodlast year.

‘‘It’s absolutely sensational,’’ PGG

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sales manager AtholEarlsays.

‘‘I’ve never seenanything like it and

I’vebeen in realestate for 28 years.

‘‘Afterwecameout of lockdownI

thoughtmaybepeoplewere returning

to adegree of normality, but the high

demand hasjust kept going.’’

He suspected it wasacombination

of low interest rates and ‘‘people

wanting to be alittlebit rural’’.

‘‘It’s really amazedme.

‘‘Mystaffhavequite aswag of buyers

whosay ‘as soon asyou hear of

anything let me know’,and they’vegot

quiteasubstantial database.’’

Property Brokerslifestyle/rural

sales consultant MauriceNewellsays

there is so muchdemand,that several

lifestyleproperties arebeing sold as

❛I’ve never seen anything

like it and I’ve been in real

estate for 28 years.❜

PHOTO: FILE

—Athol Earl

soonasthey arelisted.

‘‘There’s ashortageofrural

properties with titlesreadytogoand

we’ve already got interestinsections

which are probably five or sixmonths

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‘‘Theprices have goneup

considerably.AroundOxfordthey

were sellingfor around the$250,000 to

$260,000mark (foranempty section)a

yearortwoback,and nowyou’re

gettingover $300,000.’’

The biggest demandwas for

properties around Clarkville, Ohoka

andSwannanoa, withpeople wanting

to be closetothe cityfor work or

school, Mr Newell says.

He said there had beenalotof

enquiries fromNorth Islandersand

people wanting to move out from

Christchurch,and there was even the

oddbuyer from overseas,with New

Zealanders lookingtoreturn home.

‘‘I thinkCovid has hadanimpact.

People are probably thinking they

would prefer to be on alifestyle block

thaninanapartment building if we go

back intolockdown.

‘‘I’vegot no proofofthat, but it must

be afactor forsome.’’


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RURAL LIFE

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27

Hereford group inspires youth

By DAVID HILL

Young people are getting the

chancetolearn about

agriculture throughHereford

cattle.

New Zealand Hereford

Youth is hosting its first youth

developmentforum in North

Canterbury from April 16 to

18, with 20 young people from

throughout the country

comingtogether.

Hostedbythe Beechwood

and Woodburn Hereford

studs,the weekend will

involve farmtours, avisit to

Xcell Breeding Servicesin

Woodend, astock­judging

competition, and workshops

on performance recording

and buying and sellingcattle.

Co­ordinator Rebecca

Paterson says New Zealand

Hereford Youth aims to

inspirepeople agedfrom 6to

30 to get into agriculture.

‘‘We can’t go forward as an

industry without the youthas

our future. But obviouslynot

everyone can be astud

breeder, so it’s aboutfindinga

path for them, so acareers

development workshop will

be partofthe forum.

‘‘They couldbeafarmer,

study genetics, or be astud

stock agentorastockagent.

Agriculture is ahuge industry

with alot of options, so it’s

about making young people

aware of the options,

especially the urban kids.’’

Hereford Youth raised

$11,500from its annual

auctiononMarch11.

Funds werebolstered after

Culverden farmers Rob and

Mary Ann Burrows donated

the proceeds from lot one

from their Beechwood

HerefordHeifer Sale held on

the sameday, raising $2500.

The two auctions weredue

to be heldaspart of the New

Zealand Herefordsannual

farm tour, cancelled because

of Covid­19.

Instead, the auctions

revertedonline to the BIDR

platform.

Ms Paterson says the

proceeds will go towardsthe

youthdevelopment forum and

preparing young people for

future opportunitiessuch as

Herefordambassador trips

around New Zealand and

Australia.

The ultimate goalissending

aNew ZealandHereford

YouthTeam to the next World

HerefordConference in

Kansas in 2024 to defend the

youngbreeders competition

Networking

... Culverden

farmer Rob

Burrows shares

his knowledge

with New

Zealand

Hereford Youth

members.

PHOTO: NEW ZEALAND

HEREFORD YOUTH

title won at Wanaka last year.

‘‘It’s about looking for

opportunities for young

people to gainthe knowledge

so we can select ateam,as

well as encouraging young

people from all walks of life

into agriculture through

Herefords.’’

Hereford Youth also runs a

calendar competition through

the wintermonths and

connects with young people

onlinethrough Facebook and

Instagram.

‘‘It’s really important that

they develop anetwork

because it can seem like

they’re quite far apart,’’ Ms

Paterson says.

‘‘But if they can develop

friendships and networks and

inspireeach other, we can

foster,encourage and develop

future leaders.’’

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Bull'ssemen

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NorthCanterbury Charolaisgenetics

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CulverdenfarmersSam andViki

Holland recently soldsemenrightsfor

theirbull, Hemingford Next Direction,

to stud breedersinAustralia and

Canada.

Canadian cattle stud Valleys End

Charolais haspurchased semen to use

in its cows thisseason,while

Australiansemen rightsfor Next

Direction havebeen sold to Palgrove

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in Australasia.

‘‘Hemingford Next Direction is the

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Sam says. ‘‘He has stood out since birth

and is proving to be aconsistent

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Phil turns to earthquake repairs

By DAVID HILL

PhilSmith is lookingforward to having

moretime at homeafter losinghis seat on

the Beef and LambNew Zealand board.

While disappointed to loselast month’s

northern South Island board election, Mr

Smith says he looks forward to getting on

withearthquake repairs at his Balmoral

farm, nearCulverden.

‘‘I want to thank the farmers who have

supported me overthe years.After the

(2016) earthquake, being able to visit and

helpfarmerswho were affected by it was

areal privilege.

‘‘Wewere affected too, so it will be good

to get on with our own earthquake

repairs.’’

Rebuilding the homestead andrepairs

to otherfarm buildings willkeep him busy

for the nextyear or two.

First elected to the board in 2015, Mr

Smith served two termsand is proud to

haverepresented ‘‘a grounded farmer

view’’.

During his time on the board, Mr Smith

worked on gatheringfarmerfeedback on

Beefand Lamb’s marketing direction,

which led to the Taste Pure Nature

marketing campaign in Chinaand North

America.

‘‘I did quite abit of workinthe Tri­Lamb

Partnership, trying to keep the flow of

lambfrom New Zealand andAustralia into

the UnitedStates.

‘‘Since Covid, it’s been donebyZoom

calls, so it’s been abit more difficult.’’

Overthe last few years, muchofthe

board’s time has been taken up discussing

freshwater, biodiversity and climate

change legislation, and Mr Smith says his

work is incomplete.

‘‘I’mstill working on that with (Climate

Change Minister) James Shaw and I’ve just

heardthat he has agreed to come down

and talk with farmers in the Canterbury

area,sohopefully we can have some

influenceinto discussionsaround native

biodiversity.’’

His Balmoral property comprises 958

hectares, which Mr Smith farms with his

wife,Sue, running 10,000 to 12,000stock

Looking ahead

... Culverden

farmer Phil Smith

has enjoyed his

time on the Beef

and Lamb New

Zealand board.

PHOTO: FILE

units includingsheep, Angus breeding

cows and grazingdairycows and heifers.

‘‘I’ve always saidIwas afarmer before I

wasadirector.Ihave thoroughly enjoyed

my six years on the board and Iwouldn’t

have doneanything different.

‘‘I’ve had alot of callsfrom individual

farmers thanking me for what I’vedone

andthat’s quite satisfying.’’

Ashburton farmer Kate Aclandwon the

race to be the northern South Island

farmer representative, receiving5303

votes to Mr Smith’s 2511 votes.

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North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

31

Combined competition returns

RUGBY PREVIEW

By LINDSAY KERR

Areturn to acombined senior

rugby competition with

Ellesmere and Mid

Canterbury awaits the eight

North Canterburysides when

the new championship kicks

off next Saturday.

However, unlike the last

time this competition was

held, the North Canterbury

teams willplay in their own

pool, with the top teams going

into quarter­finals against the

sides from the other two

pools.

The grand final will be

played on June 13,and a

second roundfor the North

Canterbury teams will

culminate withthe traditional

grand finals day for all grades

on July 31.

Defending combined

country and North

Canterbury side Glenmark­

Cheviot faces the season with

considerableexpectation,

Northern powerhouse ... The Glenmark­Cheviot squad celebrates after avictory at home in the grand

final against Kaiapoi last year.

PHOTO: FILE

coming on the back of an

unbeaten run thatdates back

to May 2018.

Thecombined side starts

the season withachangein

coachingstaff,with former

player Jamie Gray taking over

Decider ... Last year’s final saw Glenmark­Cheviot and Kaiapoi

battle out the final at the Omihi Domain in the absence of spectators

because of Covid­19 restrictions. Ahandful of onlookers enjoyed

the match from acherrypicker in an adjoining paddock. PHOTO: FILE

the rolefrom Matt Keane.

Gray reports that the preseason

build­uphas been

good, with asquad that sees

several new players replacing

the inevitable loss of players

who have either moved on or

retired.

Kaiapoi, the beatengrand

finalists in the last two years,

has been preparing for a

season that will hopefully end

a12­year break between

championship victories.

Matt Newton and Simon

Gunn will again lead the

coaching staff.

Newton advises that preseason

activity has not been

the greatest but he is not too

concerned given thatmost of

last season’ssquadhas

returned.

One notableaddition to the

team is exciting Crusaders

outside back JoshMcKay.

McKay played his younger

years with Kaiapoi and

follows his father,who was a

senior stalwart for many

years.

Ben Gorstwill again coach

Oxford.

This team will be keento

break aseries of semi final

departures and return to the

winners podium for thefirst

time since2012.

Saracens has had asolid

season build up under the eye

of headcoach TroyManaena,

as has Ashleywith Al Sim

again in charge.

The Ashley forward pack

again looks strong, with

veteran loosie Richie Hancox

again in themix.

Regrettably,inpre­season

play, they lost promising

outsideback Luke Goldtoa

season­endingshoulder

injury.

Hurunui and Ohoka will be

hoping to build on the steady

growth both sides made last

year. Both sides were never

outclassed, but victories were

scarce.

Ohoka had thesatisfaction

of being the only team to take

points off Glenmark­Cheviot,

when it held the northern side

to adraw.

Arejuvenated Woodend

teamhas secured some

suitablegains and has new

coaching staff, withTom

Tamati and Dewet Nortje in

charge.

Former Glenmark coach

MattKeane,along with

Kaiapoi’s SimonGunnand

James Lowe (Ashley), will

takecharge of the North

Canterbury representative

side.

With the absence againof

any Country programme, the

North Canterbury team will

takepart in the Tane Norton

Cup competition against

Ellesmere, Canterbury

Maoris and aCantabrians XV.

The side will alsoplay a

warm­up game againstthe

Buller invitational side

before theHeartland

programme begins.

NORTH CANTERBURY

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1. 1.00pm Hurunui vs Glenmark Cheviot Rugby,

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Kaikoura Rugby Football Club vs Woodend, Kaikoura

Rugby Club, Field 1.1.00pm Oxford RFC vs Ohoka

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Combined Colts (Section A)

1.00pm Hampstead /Southern RFC Combined vs

AshleySol Colts, Hinds Domain, Field 1. 1.00pmCeltic

EuroAgri vs Glenmark Cheviot Rugby, Ashburton

Celtic RFC,Field 1.

Womens(CanstaffWomen’s Round Robin)

2.45pm Kaiapoi RFC Women’s vs Lincoln University

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Rotary backs swimming initiative

Rangiora Rotary has swung

behind the MainPower

Waiswim primary schools

swimming programme.

The club has made a

donation to the programme,

run by the Sport and

Recreation Trust (NCSRT),

ensuring it continues to reach

more than 5500 primary

school children across North

Canterbury.

Major sponsor MainPower

joined NCSRT and the

Waimakariri District Council

in 2010 to develop the

programme, which aims to

ensure North Canterbury

children are taught basic but

valuable swimming and water

safety skills.

Initially, it targeted Year 6

to 8students. However, it was

so well received by schools it

was soon expanded to include

younger age groups, with each

child receiving 10 swimming

lessons (plus transportation

to the local pool if required)

at minimal cost to families.

In recent years, changes to

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longer receives government

funding, so Rotary Club

support is awelcome addition

to the programme’s

sponsorship family.

It is particularly well

received this year as the

NCSRT was forced to cancel

the Rakahuri Rage Mountain

Bike Race —its main swimming

programme fundraiser

—because of changes in

Covid alert levels.

Rangiora Rotary president

Craig Sargison says the club

has apassion for supporting

the community.

‘‘The MainPower Waiswim

project is an opportunity for

Rotary to help young students

learn the basics of swimming

in co­operation with the

North Canterbury Sport and

Recreation Trust.

“Water safety is abig issue

in North Canterbury, with its

beaches, rivers, streams and

ponds, and our young people

need to learn basic swimming

skills to survive in the water,”

he says.

Rotary’s support has been

made possible through

Rangiora Rotary’s many fundraising

activities including

the annual Rotary book sale.

“Rangiora Rotary play a

valuable role in our

community by showing

leadership and working to

make apositive difference,”

Mr Sargison says.

The programme will benefit

young people and keep them

safe, he says.

Support in the water ... Rosie

Oliver, left, from the North

Canterbury Sports Trust, Emma

Hyde from MainPower, and

Craig Sargison from Rangiora

Rotary Club at Dudley Aquatic

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Proudly supportingsport

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SPORT RESULTS

Rangiora Golf Club

9Hole, Ladies stroke/LGU/

Homelinks,second round

competition: Pam Holland 33, Anne

Smith 34, Lyn Leech 35c/b, Jan

Moffatt35c/b, Sarah Rutherford 35.

Men: Alan Macdonald34, Bruce Pugh

35c/b, John Gregan 35c/b, David

Klopper 35 c/b, Hudson Dean 35 c/b

from 2other players.

Waimakariri Gorge Womens Golf

Rosebowl Stableford, 18 holes: H

Chamberlain 42, 1; KBattersby 40, 2;

MTeAwa and SKing equal3, 38; B

Thompson, ESteele, KBush and S

Marden, 36, equal 4.

Nine holes:HSkurr, 26, 1; RRoy,

20, 2; RBenny 19, 3; JJenkins 18, 4.

Rangiora Bridge Club

Individual: North/South:Warwick

Wyatt/Des Steere 1, Deborah Senior/

Jan Stupples 2, Judith Calder/Carole

Bach 3. East/West: Janice Pickering/

Beverley Brain 1, Janelle Crawley/

Lorraine Tullett 2, Fern McRae/

HeatherWaldron 3.

Rimu Pairs: N/S: Ashley Bach/

Carole Bach 1, David McRae/Fern

McRae 2, Dave Tocker/SueMcIlroy 3.

E/W: Adrienne Paine/Richard

Luisetti 1, Gaynor Hurford/Linda

Grierson 2, Jenny Shore/Liz Duke 3.

Evening: N/S: Stuart Atkinson/

Wayne Hutchings 1, Annette

Caldwell/Gail Dunlop 2, Marilyn

Eliet/Gail Dunlop 3. E/W:Fons

Sanders/Ellis Sanders 1, Ian Rouse/

Isabel Goodhew 2, Jacinda/Lynne

John 3.

Presidents: N/S: Fern McRae/Om

van der Mespel 1, Sue McIlroy/

Lorraine Tullett 2, Veronica Hall/

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Truck

revived

Oxford author Jennifer

Somervell launched her

seventh book recently.

Old Truck and the Flood is

the sixth title in her Tales

From the Farm picture book

series, illustrated by her

sister Margery Fern, and

designed by Jennifer’s niece,

Ezra Andre.

The old truck’s 100th

birthday was also celebrated

with ascale replica cake

model created by cake

artisan Lilian Loh, of

Oxford.

“The truck is worth

celebrating,” Jennifer says.

“It’s atrue survivor.”

The truck had been

through two complete

restorations by Jennifer’s

brother, John Somervell.

But, in 2004, the Tongariro

River flooded the truck,

completely wrecking it,

along with his home. He set

about restoring it for athird

time, thanks to support from

afriend.

The story is toldfrom the

viewpoint of the truck, as it

is trapped in the flooded

river.

Anon­fiction section

researched by Jennifer’s

husband, Ken Fletcher,

includes information about

the real flood, the major

weather system that

produced it, and practical

tips on preparing for natural

disasters.

Jeska launches venture

By DAVID HILL

Having beenalandlord herself, Jeska Kingknows

only too wellthe pitfalls for landlords and tenants.

Last year'sCovid­19 lockdown provided the

Kaiapoi woman with the chance to develop anew

business venture to support local landlords and

tenants, and throughthe helpofEnterpriseNorth

Canterbury (ENC)ithas become areality.

Property ManagementSolutions was launched

last month, but the process has takenlonger than

she imagined.

“It’sbeen aquite aprocesstrying to get

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and all thoseextra things Ididn’t think about and

didn’t knowabout.

“I had agreat ideaand I’ve been working in the

fieldfor some time.Iknow my area of expertise, but

operatingabusiness is not that easy,”Jeska admits.

Support from ENC business development

manager Miles Daltonhas been abig help.

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me with some really good business partners and the

business start­up course was great to get some

people together and bounceideas.

“Initially,Iwas ready to hit the floor running,

without setting good processes in place. My advice

to people is to take astep back and develop your

business plan and make sure it’sinplacefrom the

start.”

Jeskaisnow offering amobile servicefor clients

all over Canterbury.

“I have met alot of landlordsand after talking to

them,I’ve heard alot of disaster stories where

landlords lost alot of money from investing in

property.

“The ideacame from areal needtohelp

landlords and especially first­time landlords who

maynot know what they’re really buyinginto.

“I had abad experience being alandlordmyself,

with atenant who chose not to pay.I’ve been there

and Imanaged to survive.”

Pitfalls include understandingcontracts, doing

backgroundchecks on tenantsand “hidden costs”.

New venture ... Jeska King looks forward to

supporting North Canterbury landlords and tenants.

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While finding the right tenants is crucial, Jeska

says landlords have responsibilities, too.

“Landlords needtolook after their tenants as

much as tenantsneed to look after the property.

You need to have agoodrelationship so there is

good communication. Otherwise,peopleget their

backs up.”

NEWS

North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

In brief

Warning lifted

35

Algal bloomhealth warnings

issued for the Hurunui River

at State Highway1,and the

Waiau River at Waiau

Township Bridge, have been

lifted. The Canterbury

DistrictHealth Board says

recent cyanobacteria surveys

of the two rivers have shown

that levels of potentially toxic

algae (benthic cyanobacteria)

have fallenbelow levels of

concern to public health.

Canterbury Medical Officer

of Health Dr Ramon Pink

says Environment Canterbury’s

monitoring of Hurunui

River has finished for the

winter, but will resumein

November.

Car celebration

Classic car enthusiasts will

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celebration. The cruiseends

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What’s happening in your

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Gold Stars for Great Bins

District-wide recycling bin checks resume

from Monday 12 April, and this time gold

stars will appear on bins where residents have

got their recycling right.

“During the first round of bin checks we found

that people wanted ustolet them know when

they got things right. Agold star isasimple

and low cost way of acknowledging residents

who are doing agreat job”, says Kitty Waghorn,

Council’s Solid Waste Asset Manager.

Educational material will be le in letterboxes

of properties where bins are collectable but

still have afew incorrect items.

Bins that are too contaminated with rubbish

and incorrect items will be le uncollected,

with alabel on the handle explaining which

items shouldn’t be in the recycling bin.

Recent figures show that 60% of recycling is

going to the landfill, prompting the Council to

continue the bin checks.

“Bin checks help us see which items are

causing confusion, so we can do abetter job

of educating people. Italso means we can

remove contaminated bins from collection

before they can ruin the whole truckload”,

says Kitty.

As well as being wasteful, poor recycling hits

ratepayers hard in the pocket. Kitty says that

between October and December last year,

extra landfill charges piled up to more than

$149,000. Unfortunately this year’s figures

aren’t looking any better with January and

February’s extra costs sitting at$92,000.

“Incorrect recycling is costing ratepayers

dearly, each additional truckload to the landfill

costs more than $1,000.”

So far during bin checks, 1,723 bins have been

found to be contaminated. The most common

issues are food, liquid cartons like Tetra-Pak,

takeaway cups, so plastics and dirty nappies.

The Council says that if people are in doubt,

it’s best to throw itout. Find out more about

recycling correctly at rethinkrubbish.co.nz

Dra Long Term Plan

Remember to give usyour feedback on our

Dra Plan by 12 April -it’s important you tell

us whatyou thinkatwaimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Applications for Civil Defence Cadets

Close Soon

The Waimakariri Civil Defence Cadets is a

programme for young people aged between

12-17 years old.

Cadets learn emergency management and

leadership skills, make great friends and get a

taste of how rewarding afuture career in the

emergency services could be.

There are only four places available for the

2021 intake and applications close on 9April.

Know someone who might be interested? Find

out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/cadets






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.

Ohoka Farmers Market

Friday 9April, 9am–12pm

Find out more atwaimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

17 April-2May

Mystery Trail

Free Computer Classes

at Waimakariri Libraries

Term One 2021

Smart Phones Introduction

Kaiapoi -Monday12April10am-12pm

Rangiora-Thursday 15 April 10am-12pm

Bookings essential on

03 311 8901

or ask at anyWaimakariri Library

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

ColouringCompetition

School

Holidays

Creative Writing Cometition

Visit libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz or pop

into the library for more information.


Give usyour

feedback

Checking in

on your bin…

We’re doing recycling bin checks

across the District to make sure they

have the right items going into them.




Got questions about recycling?


rethinkrubbish.co.nz

Need to report

an issue?

Use the free Snap Send Solve app to tell

Waimakariri District Council about it.

Visit our website to find out more

waimakariri.govt.nz

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

Tojoin visit:

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe

Freshwater

issues to be

discussed

Farmers and landowners concerned

about environmental regulations are

invited to Groundswell NZ tour meetings

throughout the South Island.

Groundswell NZ is anew group formed

by Southland and Otago farmers, initially

aimed at providing astronger voice on

behalf of farmers against the freshwater

legislation.

Two meetings are being held in

Canterbury. The first will be at the

Ashburton Events Centre on Monday,

April 12, at 7.30pm, and the secondatthe

Omihi Community Hall on Tuesday, April

13, at 7.30 pm.

Environmentalist Jamie McFadden,

who chairs the Hurunui­based Rural

Advocacy Network, will be speaking at the

meetings.

Jamie says he aims to provide attendees

with aclear understandingofthe new

freshwater and indigenousbiodiversity

laws, and why he sees them as

unworkable.

He says he will offer other solutions,

and explain whathebelieves is

‘‘happening with our national rural voice

and what needs to change’’.

He will be joined by Jane Smith, an

Otago farmer and vocal critic of the

freshwater legislation.

Jane will speak on the legislation, her

experiences overseas, and the work of

their local catchment group, North Otago

Sustainable Land Management

(NOSLaM).

Bryce Mckenzie, from the Pomahaka

Water Care Group, will speak about the

work of the catchment group in

addressing environmental issues.

Groundswell NZ is canvassing arange

of action options to challenge the

regulations.

Visit its Facebook page,orfor any more

information about these meetings, contact

Jamie on (027) 321 8747.

SPORT RESULTS

Amberley Smallbore Rifle Club

KQuigley 100.5, GWright100.5, D

Quigley 99.7, KBrown 98.5, MParker

91.2, WParker 89.2, RMorgan 72.0,M

Palmer65.1. Withthe new season

starting, people are welcome to come

and have ago, with all gearsupplied.

Waimakariri GorgeWomen’s Golf

Competition: LGU &Putting: 18 holes:

Silver, NWeavers73. Bronze A, K

Battersby 77, LSmith 80, LSteele 80, L

Scott 81. Bronze B, SMardon76, H

Chamberlain 79, IBeets­Huchshorn 79,

KBush 82. Putting: TCraig 30.

9Holes: JSmith 37, SFarrar 37, R

Roy 39. Putting: SMcDonald 17.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

Public Notices

Annual General Meeting

12 th April, 2021 @7.30

4B Millton Avenue, Rangiora

All Welcome

2370608

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.

NEWS, SPORT AND CLASSIFIEDS

North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

Public Notices

MURPHY PARK RESERVE, KAIAPOI

SEASONAL ALCOHOL CONTROL AREA

1APRIL –1SEPTEMBER 2021

Under the Council’s Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018, Murphy

Park Reserve is aseasonal alcohol control area. This

means the possession, consumption or bringing of

alcohol into Murphy Park Reserve is prohibited 24 hours,

from 1April to 1September 2021.

Murphy Park Reserve is the area of reserve bounded to

the north by the Kaiapoi River and west by Raven Quay,

and up to but not including, the area south-east of the

reserve that contains the Kaiapoi Croquet Club and the

Kaiapoi Boat Club Reserve.

If you have any questions about this seasonal alcohol

control area at Murphy Park Reserve please contact:

Environmental Services Manager

Waimakariri District Council

Phone: 0800 965 468

2371671

Proposed Temporary Road Closures

2021 Lone Star Canterbury Rally

Sunday 6June 2021

The Council has received an application from Autosport

Club Inc. seeking the temporaryclosure of the following

roads to run the 2021 Lonestar Rally. Six Stages as

detailed below:

7.30am –10.45am –Stage 1 runs from the Ashley

Forest gate East along Cramptons Bush Rd for

1.17kms.

9.30am –12.45pm -Stage 2 runs Happy Valley

Rd from Fisherman’s Lane to end. Stonyhurst Rd

from Happy Valley Rd to Blythe Rd. Blythe Rd from

Stonyhurst Rd to Nape Nape Rd

11.00am – 2.00pm - Stage 3 runs Sinclair Rd

(entire length)

11.20am –2.30pm -Stage 4 runs Waiau West

Rd from end of seal to end. Leamington Rd (entire

length). Eggleston Rd (entire length). Kaiwara

Rd from Eggleston Rd to apoint 1Km from the

beginning of seal

1.30pm –4.30pm -Stage 5 runs Greys Rd (gravel

section). Heathstock Rd from Greys Rd to McDonald

Downs Rd. McDonald Downs Rd (entire length).

Ram Paddock Rd from McDonald Downs Rd to

Laidmore Rd

2.00pm –5.00pm -Stage 6 runs Onepunga Rd

(gravel section). Berridale Rd (entire length). Brodies

Rd (from Berridale Rd to apoint 1Kmfrom the

beginning of seal

To lodge anobjection tothe proposed closures, please

contact Council by:

midday Thursday 15 April 2021

This application will go before the Temporary Road

Closure Committee, Thursday 6 May 2021 for their

consideration.

Hurunui District Council

POBox 13, Amberley 744

Email: info@hurunui.govt.nz

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

2372171

“The Key ofKnowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

THERE IS NO EVOLUTION

IN GOD’SCREATION

The creation record in Genesis states ‘In the beginning God

created the heaven and the earth. His word went forth and all

the components of abeautiful world were formed. His hand

is upon everything he had made. In Isaiah 45:7 he states

‘I am the LORD and there is none else. Iform the light and

create darkness: Imake peace and create evil: Ithe LORD

do all these things. The Lord Jesus Christ referred frequently

in his discourses to Old Testament teaching. Compare Mark

10 -when questioned over amatter concerning marriage, he

stated “But from the beginning of creation God made male and

female. Forthis cause shall aman leave his father and mother,

and cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh: so

then they are no more twain, but one flesh’- Genesis 2:24

DVD presentation -Sunday 10th April, 7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street

Forinformation -phone 03 352 5453

Website -bibletruthandprophecy

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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

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may bemade

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the sale and

supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 1st April

2021.

2370560v2

HURUNUI

TIME BANK &

LEARNING

EXCHANGE

Public Meetings

Time Bank And Learning

Exchange

Amberley Library 7pm

Tuesday 13th April 2021

Culverden Library 7pm

Thursday 15th April

2021

Presentations on


The benefits of the

services


How they work


What's involved in running

them


Funding available to

subsidise administration

All Welcome

Ashburton Fanciers

Society

POULTRY AUCTION

Sunday April 18,

Sports Hall

Tancred Street West

Ashburton

Viewing 11am

Start 12.30pm

Poultry, Bantams,

Ducks,Cavies

Huge selection on offer.

Big birds, little birds.

Something for every body.

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38 North Canterbury News, April 8, 2021

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.

Motorcycles

MOTORBIKE servicing

and repairs, quality service,

affordable rates. South

Pacific Motorcycle

Services, Mandeville.

Phone 03 312 0066. Or visit

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

Wanted To Rent

MATURE woman seeks

long term, nicely kept 2-3

bdrm spacious home in

Rangiora or surrounding

areas, excellent references.

Phone Julie 020 420 2712.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

ZEBRA FINCHES $10

each. Phone 03 313 8763.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

Livestock

HOMEKILL

&Wild Game

Meat Processing

313 0022

2309602MEAT2U.NZ

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

027 695 0480.

2312759

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

GUINEA FOWL sell,

great for insect, bug and

wasp control, ideal in wineries

and organic properties.

$25 ea. Please phone

03 312 0224.

Firewood

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.

Garage Sales

GARAGE SALE 38 ASPEN

ST Large variety of household

items from kitchen,

Cushions, Rugs to furniture,

Clothing and much more.

From 8am to 2pm

Saturday,10th April at 38

Aspen St (off Acacia Ave)

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

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.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.

Trade&Services

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.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restoration,

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

Trade&Services

CONCRETE PLACING

Le Con Placing. Phone

Peter Hackett 027 408 5319

for all your concrete ideas.

FIRE GUARDS Custom

made with safety latch.

Phone 021 169 9066. E:

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.

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. Ph389 9230.

PROPERTY MAINTEN-

ANCE, lawns, chainsaw &

scrub cutting, fencing,

painting &minor building

repairs. Ph 022 137 9209.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheeliebins 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.

Trade&Services

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

bathroom,

requirements. T-shirts,

decking,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

Rock, paving, all alterations

new and old. Quality

workmanship. Visit

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

2091848

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Trade&Services

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

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

2362002

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

027 216 0000

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

2225862

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Trade&Services

Dressmaking

&Alterations

40yrs experience.

Will pick up &

deliver.

Ready 3-7 days.

Ph Robyn

022 317 2948

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per

hour.Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

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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

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

Construction &Concrete

Ear Health

A l Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

2089195v2-4/4-S

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

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

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OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

www.ncnews.co.nz

Visit now toview the paper online &more!

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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

DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

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

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

Trellis

Proud specialists in enviro-friendly

timber manufacturing trellis from

premium Macrocarpa &treated Pine

2351878

•Trellis •Outdoor Living

•Outdoor Furniture •Gates

550 Oxford Road, Fernside |sales@kaiapoitrellis.co.nz

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

AMPLIFY YOUR

BUSINESS

AND BE THE

NAME THEY

REMEMBER

FIRST

1902273

Excavation &Cartage

Excavation &Cartage Ltd

• HORSE ARENAS -Cheap 0-6mm Screened sand

• Screened Soil • Boulders -Large suitable for 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

Advertise with

us and get

noticed

today!

Phone us today on 03 314 8335 or email

sales@ncnews.co.nz to find out how we can help!

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

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2346458

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

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

2172994

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

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

✓ Mowing

✓ Edging

✓ Trimming

2360356

Mowing &Gardening

✓ Blowing

✓ Pruning

✓ Cleanups

And much

more ...

CALL US NOW: 027 294 8279

elitemowingandgarden

● Filtration –whole house, kitchen tap

● Domestic maintenance

● Gas fitting –servicing, new,

renovations

● Gas hot water installs

● Gas cookers and Gas fires

● Kitchen /Bathroom renovations

● Backflow testing and installs

● New housing plumbing and gas

2365549

Plumbing &Gasfitting

Discount forSuper Gold card holders!

james@plumbingandgashq.co.nz

0800 H2O LPG

4 2 6 574

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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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

•17metre spray

booth

•FullPaint &Panel

Service

•Insurance Work

Panel Beater

Free Quotes

www.mrgreen.co.nz

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027 2214 936

0800 674 733

If it stands still

long enough we

will paint it

•Fullcoachbuildingservice, 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

Scaffolding

•Edge protection

•Working platform

Phone

0274 366 901

Plans for pricing

jas.rangiorascaffolding@xtra.co.nz

North Canterbury wide

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Thursday,August 2, 2018 | Issue 808 | www.ncnews.co.nz

HAVE YOU BEEN TO

OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

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Visit now toview the paper online &more!

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


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• Potting Mix • Compost • Sheep Pellets

• Push Mowers

• Ride-on Mowers

• Wheelbarrows • Hedge &Line Trimmers

• Plants • Home Irrigation • Tools

Come inandsee Lindsay,Ann and Julie today or phone 03 3140130

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