North Canterbury News: April 22, 2021

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Wind farm to be built

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Construction of the 22­turbine

Mt Cass Wind Farm, consented

eightyears ago, is scheduled to

startlate thisyear.

MainPowerexpects the wind

farm,which will be the largest in

the South Island, to be finished

in 18 months.

The North Canterbury lines

company earlierput the cost of

the farmatabout $200 million.

The turbines will stretch

alonga7.5 kilometre ridge on Mt

Cass,about5km east of Waipara

township. The Kate Valley

landfillisnearby.

It will generate 93 megawatts

when at fullcapacity—enough

for 40,000 homes.

MainPowerchiefexecutive

Andy Lester says the projectis

exciting for the company and

community.‘‘As well as longterm

economic benefits for our

shareholders,consumers and

community, the project includes

$6m of environmental initiatives,

including a127­hectare

conservation managementarea

and a7km extension to the

existing Mt CassWalkway.’’

MainPower has been

monitoring wind datafor nearly

two decadesatthe site, and Mr

Boys only... Theall­male Year 0­3 juniorclass at Omihi Primary School, in Waipara, with theirteacher Penny Vincent

in theschool grounds.There are12boys, but two wereabsent when the photograph was taken.

PHOTO:MAREE LUCAS

Lester says he is delightedto

have made great progress on the

projectduring 2020.

The projectteamisnow

workingtoget financial details

finalised by mid­year,when key

Mr Cass ridgeline ... An

artist’s impression of the

wind farm. IMAGE: SUPPLIED

contracts willbereadytosign

and finalcosts approved.

Despite delays becauseof

Covid­19, most pre­construction

activitieshave beencompleted.

Continued Page 2

You’ve got male:

Class is all boys

By SHELLEYTOPP

Omihi Primary School’s Year

0­3 junior class is all male,

the first time this has

occurred at the school.

There are 12 boys in the

class at the school, in

Waipara, where most of the

34 pupils are male, with only

12 girls enrolled.

The junior class teacher

Penny Vincent says she

enjoys having aclass of boys.

‘‘It’s aspecial point in my

teaching career. We spend

lots of our day learning

through movement and I

have now learnt alot about

tractors and know how to

spell lots of tricky dinosaur

names.’’

School principal Maree

Lucas says most pupils come

from the immediate area.

‘‘The boys love our local

environment, farms, getting

outdoors and anything to do

with tractors. It has meant

that Penny can really tailor

her teaching to suit the boys’

needs.’’

That may change later this

year. ‘‘We have three girls

starting in the middle of the

year in this class, which is

exciting and will add anew

dynamic again,’’ Maree says.

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Innovationshowcasedatexpo

By SHELLEY TOPP

The inaugural BackToBasics

Waimakariri Expo has

showcasedagroupof

innovativepeopleworking to

improve theenvironment and

communities.

The organiser, Rangiora’s

Lesley Ottey, of Eco Educate,

said she usedthe idea of Julia

Crosson,instigator of the

Wind farm construction to take 18 months

From Page 1

Detailedgeotechnical

investigations and ecological

surveys havebeen done. The

last elements of the design

are being finished,which

includes the roading, turbine

platform civil works, turbine

foundations, landscaping and

electrical work.

MainPowerhas been

working with the Department

of Conservation, the Hurunui

District Council andother

stakeholderstoensure local

wildlifeand plants are

protected.

Environmental initiatives,

whichinclude shiftinglizards

from the wind­farmfootprint

and monitoring and reporting

on the area’s ecology, will

extend over the lifeofthe

wind farmand beyond.

Acommunity liaison group

has been formed, made up of

localvolunteers. The group

facilitates theflow of

information between the

project team and the

Historic Glenmark club marks milestone

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Glenmark Rugby Club’s centennial

celebrations were scuttledlast year

because of Covid­19 restrictions.

Ayear later,the club will forge ahead to

celebrate its rich history this weekend.

The Omihi­basedclub, whose 1970

under­11 teamsportedfive future All

Blacks —RichardLoe, CraigGreen,

Robbie and BruceDeans,and AndyEarl

—opens thecelebration tomorrow night

(Friday) with agathering at the Omihi

Hall.

Doorsopen at 6pm. There willbefinger

food and refreshments, with plenty of

time to mingle, chat and catch up with

popular Back To Basics

AshburtonExpo,with her

blessing.

Julia gave Lesleythe

templates for the Ashburton

showfor the local event.

The two women now hope to

growthe eventbyencouraging

other districts to hold their

own Back To Basics Expos.

‘‘I just thought we have to

havesomethinglike this in

Big project ... An artist’s impression of the construction of the Mt Cass Wind Farm. IMAGE:AECOM

community. Amonthly email

newsletter is also produced.

People can sign up to it at

mtcasswindfarm.co.nz.

Widercommunity engagement,including

local

Waimakariri,’’ Lesley said.

She teamed with TimeBank

Waimakariri co­ordinator

MartinPugh to organise the

event,held in theRangiora

Baptist Church halllast

Saturday.

‘‘I wanted to celebrateall the

good thingshappening in

Waimakariri,’’ Lesley said.

‘‘We know that learning

practical skills helpsto

meetingsand updates, are

planned closer to when

constructionstarts.

The land­use consent

expires in February 2025,

following afive year

players of yesteryearand those of today.

Decadeinterviews with former players

led by master of ceremonies Ben Harris

are expected to add humour and candour

to the event.

President James Gardner saysvideos

made for last year’s celebration featuring

life membersand otherswho have

contributedsomuch to the clubwill be

shown for the first time.

FormerAll Blacks from the club will

also turnout, James says.

About 300 people are expected at the

evening.

Formalities will be brief,giving people

the chance to catch up.

The first round of the auction of the

empower our community and

build our resilience as a

community.’’

The expo attracted diverse

stallsincluding Eco Educate,

Timebank Waimakariri,the

Ashley RakahuriRivercare

Group, Kaiapoi Food Forest,

Citizens Advice BureauNorth

Canterbury, the Red Cross,

SilverstreamReserve,

CompassFMand others.

extension granted by the

Hurunui District Council in

2019. With MainPower

pushing on with its plans, the

projectisexpectedtobe

completed well before then.

special replica ‘‘old­school’’ cotton

jerseyswill also be held.

Saturday will be aday of rugby at

Omihi, with JAB sides featuringinnoncompetition

gamesinthe morning, while

the Colts,Division 2and Cheviot­

Glenmark seniorswill play teamsfrom

Ashley in the afternoon.

There willbeanall­daybarbecue and

plenty of social time, including thefinal

auction for the jerseys.

Tickets for Friday eveningare $50 each

andcan be boughtbygoing to the

Glenmark Rugby Centenary Weekend

Facebook page and following the links, or

fromeventbrite.co.nz. There will be no

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Stadium nears completion

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By DAVID HILL

Anticipationisgrowing as

NorthCanterbury’s new

stadiumisset to open in July.

The North Canterbury

Sportand RecreationTrust

will be responsible for the

day­to­dayrunningof

MainPower Stadium, and

chiefexecutive Michael

Sharpcannotwait to move in.

‘‘It’s apretty special

project. The building looks

amazing andweare stoked to

be lookingafter it on behalf of

the community.

‘‘We’re so close,but there’s

alot of workstill to be done.’’

MainPower Stadiumwill be

one of the largest community

facilitiesinthe South Island,

with four indoor courts, a

fitness facility, changing

rooms, coaching, meeting

spaces and seating for 500.

It will be uniqueincatering

for all ages, frombabies to

over­60sclasses, Mr Sharp

says.

Staffrecruitment is under

way and fundraising is

continuing in earnest, with

Room to move ... MainPower Stadium will provide much­needed space for North Canterbury’s

growing sports community.

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the trust having committed to

raising$1millionwith the

community towards the final

fitout and running costs.

‘‘There’s still along way to

go. We’re hoping to raise

Bird’s eye view ... MainPower Stadium is nestled in Rangiora’s

Coldstream Road sports hub.

$2 millionand we’vehad

fantastic support from the

community so far.Itwill allow

us to fundthe extra fitouts

and things we needtomake it

the best facility we can.

‘‘We’ve been grateful for the

support from Lotteries, the

Rata Foundation, MainPower

and otherlocal

organisations.’’

Waimakariri MayorDan

Gordon is also excited over

the new facility. ‘‘I’ve visited a

number of timesand have

been impressed to see the

progress and the quality of

the work, and attention to

detail of the contractor Leighs

Construction.

‘‘TheNorth Canterbury

Sportand Recreation Trust is

workinghard to makesure

everything is ready for the

opening. Iunderstand the

stadium is already well

booked,which is fantastic.’’

The main court areais

largely complete. Interior

tiling,electrical, plumbing

and painting work are well

under way, whilethe plywood

lining in the corridor and

meeting roomsislargely

completed.

Exterior cladding is mostly

done, while beech timber

soffit panelling is being

installed and the eastern car

parkistaking shape.

Attention now turns to the

painting, interior fit­out and

signage.

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Business community comes together over breakfast

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri’s business communityis

beingtreatedtofree breakfastnext

Thursday.

Social ServicesWaimakariri(SSW) and

the Waimakariri DistrictCouncil

community team have joined forces with

Rangiora Promotions, Kaiapoi

Promotions Associationand the Oxford

Promotions Action Committee to offer a

business wellbeing breakfast at the

Rangiora RSA Clubfrom 7am to 8.30am.

It is aimed at employers andmanagers,

but they are welcome to bring alongtheir

staff, SSW facilitator Nicki Carter says.

‘‘A strong healthy workforceisgood for

business. We need to normalise someof

these wellbeing conversations because

you can’tescape life.’’

Council communitydevelopment

facilitatorRachel Thornton says the

breakfast is achancetolet employers

know thatsupport is available.

‘‘The business community on awhole is

doing well compared to other areas, but it

doesn’t mean employershaven’thad

sleepnessnights and stresses, and

employees havehad their challenges,’’

she says.

Waimakariri MayorDan Gordonwill

openproceedings beforeseveral short

presentations.

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Making friends

... North

Island guinea

pig judge

Vanessa Burt

holds Jenan

Scarlettini,

owned by

Rangiora’s

Joan Clack,

during the

show in

Woodend last

Sunday.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Local guinea pigs have theirday

The autumn show staged in

Woodend last Sunday by North

Canterbury Guinea Pigs

attracted 41 cavies.

It was not arecord number of

entries but a‘‘good number’’,

said show secretary Jenner

Lichtwark.

The club usually holds four

shows each year.

Vanessa Burt, the North

Island judge at the show, said

there was ahuge variety of

quality guinea pigs on display

which was agreat achievement

for such asmall club.

She was happy to pay her own

travel costs to judge at the show

to help out the small club

because they were such ‘‘lovely

people’’.

The club’s next Guinea Pig

show is planned during winter,

on July 4.

ANZAC SERVICES

Saturday, April 24

Ohoka Community Hall,

11am on Saturday,April 24.

Sefton,atthe Cenotaphin

Sefton Domain, 2Vaughan

Street,at6pm.

Woodend,atthe

Community Centre, School

Road, at 6pm.

Sunday,April 25

Hurunui District

Hanmer Springs, 6am.

Omihi Domain, 9am.

Hawarden­Waikari RSA,

10am, Hawarden Hall.

Waipara Memorial Hall,

10am.

Amberley Domain, 11am.

AmberleyRSA

Flag dawn

serviceat

Amberley

Library

Centotaph and

flag pole, 6am.

Scargill

Domain,10am.

Cheviot,

10.30amatthe

Centotaph,

followed by aRemembrance

Serviceatthe Knox Church.

Culverden, 6am.

Waimakariri District

Kaiapoi: TheRSA will hold

adawn serviceat6.30am at

theWar MemorialonRaven

Quay, followed by acivic

service and march, which will

assembleatthe corner of

Sewelland Davie streets at

9.45am.The paradewill

march to Trousselot Park,

Charles Street, where a

service and dedication will be

held at 10am.

Rangiora: The Anzac Day

parade will assemble at the

Rangiora Farmers Carpark,

Alfred Street at 11am. The

parade will then march up

Percival Streetand along

High Streettothe Cenotaph

for the 11.30am serviceand

wreath­laying ceremony.

The RangioraRSA and

Waimakariri District Council

will also laywreaths at the

Rangiora High School at

9.30am (assemblingat9.20am).

Oxford: Amemorial service

will be held in the Oxford

Town Hall at 9.30am.

Fernside: Amemorial

service,followedbyawreathlaying

ceremony,

will be held in the

Fernside

Memorial Hall,

287O’Roarkes

Road,at10am.

Cust/West

Eyreton: A

memorial service

will be held in the

Cust Community

Centre, 9Mill

Road,at10am. The service

will be followed by awreathlaying

ceremony at the West

Eyreton War Memorial,2

Earlys Road,at11am.

Tuahiwi: Amemorial

service willbeheld at the

Tuahiwi War Memorial, 259

Tuahiwi Road.Those

attending the serviceshould

assembleat1.45pm at the

community mail boxesbythe

Urupa(cemetery) for the 2pm

service.

Kaikoura District

Kaikoura Memorial Hall,

Kaikoura, 10am.

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Help available as drought bites

By DAVID HILL

NorthCanterbury farmers are

beingadvisedtopreparefor

the worst as dry conditions

continuetobite.

Supportisavailable,but

farmers needtobeproactive in

seeking adviceand ensuring

they have plentyoffeed

heading into winter,Canterbury

Rural AdvisoryGroup

chairman Winton Dalley says.

‘‘We are trying not to panic

anybody,but we are being

proactive in getting reminders

out to people of what they can

do and what theyshoulddo.

‘‘Thekey message is to be

prepared, to get adviceand to

make sure you’ve got plentyof

feed on hand.

‘‘Most of the region has had a

reasonably good growing

season so there is feed around,

but some areas don’t have

surpluses,soidentify your feed

sources now.’’

The regionnorth of the

Rakaia river is already subject

to alarge­scale drought

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

The government’sdrought

declarationmeans North

Canterbury farmerscan seek

extra financial help through

theMinistry of Social

Development. Tax relief is

available for some through

InlandRevenue.

Afree feedplanning and coordinationservice

is being

classification untilJune30, but

support is alsoavailable for

farmers south of theriver.

‘‘It definitely needs to be

extendedbeyond June30,’’Mr

Dalley says.

Theadvisory groupis

collaborating with the Ministry

forPrimaryIndustries(MPI),

rural support trusts, Federated

Farmers,Beef and Lamb New

Zealandand DairyNZ to

monitor conditions and offer

supporttofarmers, he says.

Calf saleshave beensluggish

as dry conditions hit farmer

confidence.

Rural LivestockCanterbury

livestock manager Donald

Cooke and PGG Wrightson

stock agent Kevin Rowereport

strong pricesfor steers,while

lighter weight calves and

heifershave been‘‘hard work’’

to sell.

‘‘They’re all finding avalue

and homes, butwe’re havingto

work harder to do that,’’ Mr

Cooke says.

Steer calves havebeen

sellingfor $3 to $3.20 a

offeredbythe Ministry for

Primary Industries to help

farmers develop feedbudgets

and connectwith sourcesof

feed, such as silage and hay.

To contactthe feed

planning service, phone 0800

BeefLamb (0800 233352) or

0800 4DairyNZ (0800

43247969).

Big dry ... Drought conditions are biting across Canterbury, with

Banks Peninsula among the driest areas.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

kilogram,but other stock have

been nearer $2.

‘‘North Canterburyhas feed

on hand,even if there’s not

much grass on theground,’’ Mr

Rowe says. ‘‘I think we’vebeen

pretty lucky in North Canterbury,althoughwedon’t

like it

to be this dry in the autumn.’’

Heifer calves traditionally

sold to farmersinEllesmere

and Banks Peninsula, but these

were thedriestareas.

Transport was also causing a

headache, with fewer Cook

Strait ferry crossings because

of Covid­19.

With bullsales set for the

end of May,MrCooke is

optimisticofasuccessful

season. The long­term outlook

is positive, despite the dry

conditions,Covid­19 and issues

of space at the freezing works

and transport, he says.

‘‘It’s ahard onetopredict,

but Iexpect astrong bull sale

season. Goodgenetics always

bring apremium,but when

we’re getting towards the end

of the cataloguethey might be a

bit hardertosell.’’

FederatedFarmers North

Canterburymeat and wool

chairmanDaniel Maxwellsays

timeisrunning out to breakthe

drought on his Cheviotfarm

before winter.

‘‘Ifwecouldget adecentrain

nowwe’ve got time to get some

growth beforewinter sets in.’’

With no rain in sight, he is

already feeding out more

supplements, has sold his store

lambs and some calves, and

willnot mate his ewe hoggets

thisyear.

‘‘Most farmers have some

trigger points and dates, where

theywill take action to mitigate

the conditions, so the key thing

is to have aplan.’’

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Farmers hurting from

drought should seek help

The autumn drought in North Canterbury

is concerningand continues to be a

problem, as they have in previous years.

WithChristchurch notching up the

driest March in 12 years, the warm

temperatures are startingtorattle many

in the community.

Farmersin Canterbury are well aware

that if we don’t get goodautumnrainfall

it will be adifficult winter, with feed in

shortsupply.

Somehave already had to buy

significantamountsoffeed to get through

this far, as wellasde­stocking,byeither

sending their animals to other farmsor

sending them to the meat works

prematurely.

Withthe climate agencyNiwa

predictingthat North Canterbury will

experiencelower thannormal rainfall

from April to June, farmers are certainly

keeping aworried eye on the weather

forecasts.

Thatsaid, in my experience, Niwa’s

seasonal outlooks have atrack recordof

beingaboutasaccurate as predicting a

coin toss.

One example of the cost of the drought

is demonstrated by aformercolleague of

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Set 5:45pm

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Times

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Times

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❛Farmers in Canterbury are

well aware that if we don’t get

good autumn rainfall it will be a

difficult winter, with feed in

short supply.❜

mine,Sir DavidCarter, who farms in

Canterbury. He has hadto cull his lambs

at an average of 17kginsteadof the usual

19kg.

He also believes the dry conditions in

the region have costhim about$170,000

in lost revenue.

TheMinistry for Primary Industries

has provided funding to help farmers,

and alsoprovide themwith business or

financial advice.

If you are afarmer and are struggling

with the conditions, Iurge you to seek

help from initiatives suchas these.

Similarly, if Ican assist in any way,

pleasedonot hesitate to phone either my

Blenheim or Amberley offices. Iamhere

to help as best Ican in situationssuchas

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Growth Fund.

It is being developed by

Christchurch­based Holmes

Solutions.

Pools generalmanager

Graeme Abbotsays if the project

gets the go­ahead, it will create

Flyride ... Arider superimposed

on to the Hanmer Springs vista.

25 new jobs,with theride

expectedtoinject $4 millioninto

the local economy in its first five

years.

The gravity­powered ride will

enable riders to “fly” above and

through the canopyand treeline

on ConicalHill. It will finish on

the southernside of the hill,

wherethere are spectacular

viewsover the village.

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KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Shaping the next 10 years

Kaikoura District Council’s Long­Term

Plan (LTP) for 2021–2031 is coming

together.

The draft consultation document will

be adopted by the council this week to

be sent to audit.

Once approved, it will be out for

public consultation in late May or June.

Iammore than happy with what we

are looking at over the next 10 years.

If we stick to the plan outlined in the

LTP and invest in our roads, footpaths,

and the shorter­term District Plan, then

we’re looking fairly sweet for the next

10 years at least.

We have essential infrastructure in

place to support apopulation of 10,000

so we don’t need to invest in big growthrelated

projects, and because of all the

work done since the earthquake we

shouldn’t need any major renewal work

until the 2060s.

This is great news for the community,

and Iwould like to personally thank

everyone at the council for their mighty

efforts.

This is areal turnaround over the last

18 months, considering what we have

been through with the earthquake and

Covid­19, and the comments that as a

council we were unsustainable.

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Our financial strategy shows our

level of borrowing is lower than before

the earthquake, and our overall

financial position shows the council is

in abetter place than it has been for

some time.

But we know Covid­19 is affecting the

community, so our day­to­day budget is

no­frills, and the proposed average

rates increase over 10 years is 3.2%.

Next year’s increase represents an

average rates rise of 5.2%, but this will

depend on the property you own.

As well as investing in roads,

footpaths and reviewing our very dated

District Plan, we also have aproposal

to begin rubbish collections in town,

and we will be asking commercial

ratepayers about their support for

Destination Kaikoura.

Alot of the work proposed addresses

some of the main concerns raised in our

recent residents’ satisfaction survey

and general community feedback.

We’re holding huis in town, Oaro and

at Kekerengu in early June. So, tell us

what you think.

It’s your chance to see what we are

planning for the next 10 years. Let us

know if you agree, disagree or have

different ideas.

District buoyed by growth

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Growth is continuing in the

southern endofthe Hurunui

District.

Council chief executive

Hamish Dobbie saysAmberley

is showing particularly strong

growth, and there are few

sparesectionsatWaikuku and

Leithfield.

‘‘We are seeing steady

growth across the district,

consistent with projections.’’

Economically,the district is

also holding its own.

‘‘We heldupthroughthe

earlytomiddle part of the

Covid­19 pandemic really well.

But now we’re potentially

starting to see some head

wind,’’ he says.

Dry conditions and the onset

of winter could put the brakes

on theagricultural economy.

Mayor MarieBlacksays it is

verydry, and it appearsthe

districtcould be heading into

winter without any substantial

autumn rain.

‘‘Getting winter crops to

growisn’t withoutsome

despair for our ruralfamilies.

If we don’t get rain soonitwill

be too late.

‘‘Fortunately, there are good

stores of winter feed such as

hay and baleage,’’ she says.

The goal posts keep shifting

for an announcement on water

reforms, Mrs Black says.

The timelinefor an

announcement by the

Government was April.Itnow

seems it mightbeAugust,with

proposals taken out to

communities by the endofthe

year.

While it was agreed an

independent waterauthority

would ensure consistency

throughout New Zealand in

drinking water regulations, the

government’swider three­year

Three Waters Reform

Programme was aconcern.

The Government intends to

reform services into asmall

number of multi­regional

entities with abottom lineof

public ownership.

The exact size,shapeand

design of these entitiesisstill

being worked through,

according to the Department of

Internal Affairs.

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Mouth

12:24pm 2.1 6:33pm 0.7 1:12pm 2.2 7:23pm 0.6 2:02pm 2.3 8:16pm 0.5 2:54pm 2.4 9:11pm 0.4 3:48pm 2.5 10:07pm 0.4 4:43pm 2.6 11:03pm 0.3 5:40pm 2.6 11:59pm 0.3

Amberley

6:18am 0.7 12:46am 2.3 7:04am 0.6 1:37am 2.3 7:52am 0.5 2:28am 2.4 8:41am 0.5 3:20am 2.5 9:33am 0.4 4:13am 2.5 10:28am 0.3 5:08am 2.5 11:24am 0.3

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12:24pm 2.1 6:33pm 0.7 1:12pm 2.2 7:23pm 0.6 2:02pm 2.3 8:16pm 0.5 2:54pm 2.4 9:11pm 0.4 3:48pm 2.5 10:07pm 0.4 4:43pm 2.6 11:03pm 0.3 5:40pm 2.6 11:59pm 0.3

12:05am 2.2 6:27am 0.7 12:55am 2.3 7:13am 0.6 1:46am 2.3 8:01am 0.5 2:37am 2.4 8:50am 0.5 3:29am 2.5 9:42am 0.4 4:22am 2.5 10:37am 0.3 5:17am 2.5 11:33am 0.3

Motunau 12:33pm 2.1 6:42pm 0.7 1:21pm 2.2 7:32pm 0.6 2:11pm 2.3 8:25pm 0.5 3:03pm 2.4 9:20pm 0.4 3:57pm 2.5 10:16pm 0.4 4:52pm 2.6 11:12pm 0.3 5:49pm 2.6

12:07am 2.2 6:29am 0.7 12:57am 2.3 7:15am 0.6 1:48am 2.3 8:03am 0.5 2:39am 2.4 8:52am 0.5 3:31am 2.5 9:44am 0.4 4:24am 2.5 10:39am 0.3 5:19am 2.5 11:35am 0.3

Gore Bay 12:35pm 2.1 6:44pm 0.7 1:23pm 2.2 7:34pm 0.6 2:13pm 2.3 8:27pm 0.5 3:05pm 2.4 9:22pm 0.4 3:59pm 2.5 10:18pm 0.4 4:54pm 2.6 11:14pm 0.3 5:51pm 2.6

12:05am 1.7 6:24am 0.5 12:53am 1.8 7:10am 0.5 1:42am 1.8 7:56am 0.4 2:33am 1.8 8:45am 0.4 3:25am 1.9 9:36am 0.3 4:19am 1.9 10:29am 0.3 5:15am 1.9 11:25am 0.3

Kaikoura 12:31pm 1.6 6:36pm 0.5 1:17pm 1.7 7:26pm 0.5 2:06pm 1.7 8:18pm 0.4 2:57pm 1.8 9:12pm 0.3 3:51pm 1.9 10:07pm 0.3 4:46pm 1.9 11:04pm 0.2 5:43pm 2.0

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Councillor steps down

Hurunui Districtcouncillor Lynda

Murchisonwill resign at the end of the

month.

Ms Murchison says she has been offered

arole which gives her an opportunity to

havea‘‘real influenceinreshaping

environmental management’’.

Cr Murchisonwas elected to represent

the West WardinOctober 2019.

She brought to the council alongstanding

professional backgroundin

environment management and local

government.

“It has been my privilege to serve my

community,’’ she says. She says,

regrettably, she is unable to fulfil her role

as acouncillor and take on her new job.

‘‘I will miss the people, opportunities

and challenges thatare all part of being on

council. Iwillcontinue to service my local

communityinfarmingand environment

issues where Ican,’’ she says.

She acknowledged thesupport of Mayor

Marie Blackand her fellow councillors.

Mrs Black saysMsMurchison had

brought asignificantrange of skillsand

knowledgetothe council table.

‘‘Havingworked within local

government overanumber of years, her

specialty skillsinstrategy, environmental

issues and conservation have beenofhuge

value. Cr Murchisonisstrategic and

Consultation coming soon

Concerns have been expressedabout

the lackofcommunity engagement

followingthe announcement of a

proposal foranaquaplay parkin

Kaiapoi.

The Kaiapoi­TuahiwiCommunity

Board recently approved forpublic

engagement the proposalfor an aqua

playpark in aformerstormwaterlake

in the NCF Reserve near Courtenay

Drive.

The proposal hasbeensubmittedby

Lynda Murchison

considered in her thinking. Iknow she will

bring success to her new employment

opportunity.

‘‘This highly complexcombination of

skills willbemissed by the council team,

but Idowish her all the very best in her

future endeavours.”

Cr Murchison’s resignationwill spark a

by­election,the details of which are being

advertised today.

Educators come together

Local schools have come together to

celebrate anew initiative aimed at

raising Maori educational

achievement.

Principals of Kaiapoi and

surrounding schools and other North

Canterbury educators gathered at

Tuahiwi recently to celebrate the

launch of the revised Ka Hikitia Maori

education strategy.

Tuahiwi School principal Mel Taite­

Pitama says Ka Hikitia is aMinistry of

Education (MOE) strategy which aims

‘‘to raise achievement and success for

Maori students and whanau who

continue to be underserved in our

educational community’’.

‘‘This was aspace where hapu, kura

(schools) and MOE came together to

partner in adirection that is about

Maori enjoying educational success

and how we will all work together to

make this happen.’’

The strategy supports schools to do

better and make amuch­needed

improvement for Maori, she says.

The event was opened by Tuahiwi

Education Team representative Nicole

Manawatu­Brennan, while MOE

education manager Fuetanoa Kose

Seinafo spoke on behalf of the ministry.

The refreshed Ka Hikitia strategy is

part of a$200m Maori investment package

announced as part of Budget 2020.

the WHoWCharitable Trust,the group

behindthe proposed aquasports park

in theformer Kaiapoired zone.

WaimakaririDistrict Council

community and recreationmanager

Chris Brownsaysthe council is

awaiting finalresultsofwater testing,

but is aware WHoW wouldlike to go to

consultation as soonaspossibleonce

the testresultsare confirmed.

It is hoped the test results will be

returned by theend of themonth.

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Jobs expo expected to be popular

By DAVID HILL

Job prospectsinNorth

Canterbury will be promoted at

acareers expo next month.

Rangiora High Schoolwill

host the secondNorth

Canterbury YouthFutures

careers expo on Wednesday,

May 19, from 4pm to 8.30pm.

Associateprincipal Paul

Donnelly says holding the expo

in the evening allowsparents to

attendwith their young people.

‘‘Parents can have the greatest

influence on future careers,but

because the nature of careers

are changing so fast,they often

don’t know what’s available.

And what we found lasttime was

parents cameupand said ‘these

thingsare possible for me, too’.’’

North Canterbury Youth

Futures is acollaboration

between the Ministryof

Education, ComCol North

Canterbury, Ministry of

SocialDevelopment and

WaimakaririDistrict Council,

and co­ordinated by

Connected.govt.nz.

It was born out of conversations

which began in 2018

after about 200 young people

turneduptoenrol at the

Rangiora Work and Income

officewith little idea of their

careeroptions.

Ministry of Social

Developmentregional

commissioner Diane

McDermott says youth

unemployment remains akey

focus in NorthCanterbury.

Career choices ... Gearing up for next month’s careers expo are, from left, ComCol North Canterbury

manager Kate O’Connor, Connected.govt.nz employment liaison adviser Michelle Becks, Rangiora High

School principal Karen Stewart, Minister of Education secondary transitions adviser Charlie Davey, Ministry

of Social Development Rangiora service manager Tina Robinson and Rangiora High School associate principal

Paul Donnelly.

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

Covid­19 meantmany entrylevel

positions were being taken

by more experienced workers.

‘‘Inthis community employers

are wanting to help young

people to get work experience,

get ahead, and to achieve.’’

The expowas first held in

June2019 and was intended to

be annual, but last year’sevent

was cancelled becauseofCovid­

19.

The first expo exceeded

expectations when more than

1200people turned out to

engage with more than 70 stalls

comprisingemployers, local and

central governmentemployees,

and education providers.

This year, organisers expect

more than 100 stall holders.

‘‘We are in contact with the

businessesand education

providers and encouraging

them to be creative and interactivewith

their stalls,’’

Connected.govt.nzemployment

liaison adviserMichelle Becks

says.

Specsavers Rangiora willdo

eye testing and local barbers

plan to do haircuts on the night.

Mid­Canterbury­based

agricultural training provider

AgriTraining will bring Matilda

the mechanical cow so young

peoplecan get hands­on with

birthing acalf.

Lincoln and Canterbury

universities, and the Ara

Institute of Canterbury, will also

be present to offer advice on

study options, while the news

media will be represented by

the North Canterbury News.

To help visitors, organisers

willbewearingwhite t­shirts,

and volunteersfrom Rangiora

and Kaiapoi high schools and

the Waimakariri Youth Council

willbewearingblackt­shirts.

The expoisopen to anyone,

and food trucks will be available

on site.

Any new businesseswanting

to participate need to be

registered by April 30.

Quarry opponents ...

Richard Laloli, left, and Chris

Revell, both of Rangiora, were

among protesters on Sunday.

Protesters

gather

Agroup of peopleopposedto

the quarry proposed by

TaggartEarthmoving

Limited at Rangiora

Racecourseprotested

outside the course gateslast

Sunday.

The protesters,who held

largesigns expressing their

concerns, were near the

main entrance to the course

on Lehmans Road and the

otherentrance off West Belt

from 10am until12.30pm

during the club’s $30,000

Rangiora Classic Day,which

was scheduled to begin

racing at 12.10pm.

John Mather, of Rangiora,

aspokesman for the group,

said it was likelytobethe

group’s last protestbefore

the quarry public hearings

on May 4­7,and May 10 and

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Survivorship andmaintaining a

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this year’s Prostate Cancer Foundation’s

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Said Paul HayesofPCFNZ:“Our

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Jean'slife celebrated

Acelebration of Jean Booth’s

long life has been held at

North Chapel and Rossburn

Receptions in Rangiora.

Jean Lilian Booth

(nee James) died on

April 8atRangiora’s

Charles Upham

Retirement Village,

just afew weeks

short of her 102nd

birthday.

Jean was born in

Otautau, Southland,

on May 21, 1919.

She grew up in a

large family with

one brother and eight sisters,

all of whom have died.

She worked on the family

farm in Westfield, and during

the war ran the property with

one of her sisters, Maude.

Jean Booth

Later, she learned the soft

furnishing trade, working at

H&J Smith’s department

store in Invercargill.

She married

Malcolm Booth, in

1954 in Invercargill.

Jean lived and

worked with

Malcolm on his farm.

They retired in 1982

and moved to asmall

farm near Rangiora

before shifting to a

house in Kingsbury

Avenue.

Malcolm died in

1994, but Jean remained in

their home until late 2016,

when she moved into a

serviced apartment at

Charles Upham Retirement

Village.

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Southbrook traffic woes tackled

By DAVID HILL

Work is ongoing to address

trafficcongestionon

SouthbrookRoad.

Waimakariri District

Councilroading manager

Joanne McBridesays staff are

continuing to work on several

proposals relating to

congestion,pedestrian safety,

access to schools, safe areas for

cyclists, provisions for public

transport, and accessto

businesses in Southbrook.

It is estimated that

SouthbrookRoad experiences

more than 26,000 vehicle

movements aday.

Safety improvements are

being developed in

consultation withthe

Rangiora­AshleyCommunity

Board and Southbrook and

Rangiora New Life schools, as

well as KindercareLearning

Centre.

‘‘It’s abusy arterial road for

Rangiora,’’MsMcBride says.

‘‘We have been workingon

how best to provide safeaccess

to the schoolsfor pedestrians

as well as vehicles, as the Kea

Crossing on Southbrook Road

is beyond optimum capacity.’’

To helpprovide asafer

crossing pointand improve

access from Torlesse Street,

the council has made an

application to the New

ZealandTransport Agency to

help with funding for a

Work in progress ... Efforts are ongoingtotackle traffic congestiononSouthbrook Road, Rangiora.

signalised crossing for the

intersection of Southbrook

Road and TorlesseStreet.

This projecthas alsobeen

included in the draft2021/31

Long Term Plan (LTP) for

consideration.

‘‘Council will be continuing

its investigations into future

needsfor the corridor and will

be convening areference

group to provide input into the

issues andsolutions for the

wider corridor,’’ Ms McBride

says.

Workiscontinuing to

upgrade Flaxton Road through

the Southbrookindustrial

area, which hasincluded new

kerbing, parking bays,

footpaths and aroundabout.

The bulk of the workis

PHOTO: FILE

scheduled to be completed

next month,with final asphalt

sealing expected to be carried

out later in the year.

Other projects proposed in

the LTP include bypasses for

east and west Rangiora, which

are long­term strategies to

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Southbrookasthe region’s

populationgrows.

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skateboards off the Kaiapoi BMX track,

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surface.

The track, which costclose to

$200,000,issurfaced withlime chipand

dust, and coated withapolymerglue for

stabilisation. It is suitable onlyfor

inflatable tyres.

“The hard wheels of scootersand

skateboards are really tough on the

surface and it’sexpensivetorepair,’’

council greenspacemanagerGrant

MacLeod says.‘‘We’re calling on the

community to look afterthe facility,

whichisahuge asset forKaiapoi.’’

Skateboards and scooters are

welcome at Trousselot Park,only afew

hundred metres away fromthe BMX

track, he says.

Further repairs to the track are

scheduled for coming weeks.

Each timethe trackisrepaired,

thereneeds to be at least three warm,

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Safety upgrades under way

School holidays have begun and

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Staffbegan worklast week on safety

upgrades on SchoolRoad, Woodend,

and extending the Rangiora­Woodend

Cycleway ahead of the holidays, to

make the mostofthe two weeksto

reduce disruption.

Roading managerJoanne McBride

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RangioratoWoodend sharedpath

from ChinnerysRoad down to School

Road.

The cycleway will then continue

alongSchool Road to the new

signalised crossing, installed on State

Highway 1bythe New Zealand

Transport Agency earlier this year.

Othersafetyimprovements on

School Road,outside Woodend School,

include araised pedestrian crossing,

traffic calmingand road­marking

improvements.

RangioraWoodendRoad,between

School Road and Woodend Road, will

be reconfigured with akerb separator,

alongwith the construction of new

kerbing and channelling.

Safety improvements will also be

made at the Turiwhaia Road

intersection.

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cycling to school.

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The total cost of the project is

$475,000. It is scheduled for

completion by June.

Meanwhile, staff are preparing a

network cycling planfor the district,

Ms McBride says.

‘‘Thisistoensure we develop a

cohesive network. It will also allow us

to identify and prioritisegaps in the

cycle network.

‘‘As partofthis work we are

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High country issues discussed

By DAVID HILL

High countryissues got afair

airing at arecent field day.

Government agencies,

farmers and industry

organisationscame together at

Rob Stokes’Lees Valley

property,near Oxford, to

discuss subjects as diverse as

fire danger, adverse events,

pastoralleases, waterquality,

biodiversity and forestry.

The issueshave come to the

fore in recentmonths with

majorhigh country firesand

new governmentlegislation.

The field day provideda

chance for farmers to discuss

theirchallenges with the

Ministry for Primary

Industries(MPI),Fire and

EmergencyNew Zealand

(FENZ) andEnvironment

Canterbury staff, as well as

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While no government

ministers attended, Mr Stokes,

who is theFederated Farmers

highcountry chairman,hoped

aministerial visit was in the

pipeline next month.

‘‘Itseemslike there’s light at

the end of the tunnel. It’s good

newsthat theseorganisations

havecome on boardand we

can work through some of

these issues.’’

FederatedFarmers national

board memberChrisAllen said

recent government legislation

seemed to be a‘‘one­size­fitsall

approach’’ and was

unworkable in ahigh country

environment.

‘‘Itwas agreat to be partof

an event in an iconic part of the

landscape, whichreally lent

itself to get thediscussion into

thatpractical side.

‘‘Our job as Fedsistohelp

Pair impressed by breed

By DAVID HILL

Canadian cattle have givenaNorth

Canterbury coupleanew passion for

farming.

Culverdencouple Robbieand Anna

Clark havebeenbreeding Speckle

Parkcattle since2007.

Beforeswitching to Speckle Park,

the couplehad ashorthorncattle

stud.

‘‘They’re verysimilar. The shorthornisanawesome

breed, but the

colourmarkingsfromthe Speckle

Parkcomesout in the dairy calves,

which is crucial in helping farmers

identify thebeefcalves fromtheir

replacementcalves,’’ Mr Clarksays.

The Clarksrun 35 studcows at their

Parkvale Speckle Parkstud,along

withasmall commercial herd, all

Speckle Park.

‘‘Wejust liketheir attributes —the

quality of themeat, theyyieldwell,

and they lookgoodinthe paddock,’’

Mr Clarksays.

‘‘They’ve got to be functionaland

they certainly are.’’

TheSpeckle Parkwas developed in

Canadafromthree Britishbreeds:

Angus, shorthornand white park.

Thebreed wasfirst importedinto

NewZealand15years ago through

semen brought intothe North Island

andhas graduallybeenbred intoa

pure breed.

Thereare around 20 SpecklePark

breedersthroughoutNew Zealand

andthe numbers are growing

steadily.

Speckle Park bulls are becoming

increasingly popularamong dairy

farmerslooking forterminal sires, Mr

Clarksays.

‘‘It is thefastest growing beefbreed

in Australasiaatthe moment and

there’s afew beef farmersaround

looking to get into them,’’hesays.

‘‘They’re averystylishbreedand

very functional, and Ienjoyworking

with them.You’ve got to believe in

what you’redoing andbepassionate.’’

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day was areally good showcase

of whatisn’t going to work.’’

In the firinglinewerenew

stock exclusion rules, which

shouldn’t apply in the high

country, Mr Allen said.

‘‘We need to go back to the

basicsand ask what is the

problem and what are we

tryingtofix? There is alot of

cost to farmers and for not

much outcome.’’

On the positiveside,Mr

Allensaid therewas good

engagement betweenfarmers

and MPI in tackling wilding

pines.

‘‘There’salot of good work

goingoninthe highcountry

and peopledon’t see it.’’

FENZ North Canterbury

principalrural fire officer

BruceJanes saidthe field day

was agood chance for

firefighters and farmers to

discuss the benefits and

dangersofcontrolled fires.

‘‘Not all fire is bad. We’ve

had an increasing number of

enquiriesfor burns for 100 to

300 hectares of land.

‘‘Burning is part of our

historyand our land management,

and we can help farmers

and address theirconcerns.

Farmers were very receptive.’’

FENZoffers afree service to

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Farmerswere advised to

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‘‘Weknow the devastating

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‘‘Ifyou’reout on the quad

bikeand think ‘it’s calm, so I’m

going to light up’, but you

haven’t looked at the weather

forecast,you’reasking for

trouble.’’

Beefingup... RobbieClark,ofCulverden, was

promoting the attributesofthe Speckle Park cattle

breedatthe recentSouth IslandAgricultural Field

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20 North Canterbury News, April 22, 2021

Pair explain the benefits of milking sheep

By DAVID HILL

Milking sheep is asmall but

growing industry.

While there are just five

sheep­milking farmers in

Canterbury, Sheep Milk New

Zealand managing director

Matt Jones says there are

another five planning to make

the switch next season.

‘‘We are very new to sheep

milking in New Zealand and it’s

been happening around the

world for hundreds of years, so

we’ve got alot to learn.

‘‘It is the best milk and Ican

argue that all day long. It is far

superior to any other milk

product on the market and our

environmental footprint is

significantly less than other

producers of milk.’’

Sheep Milk New Zealand was

established for processors,

industry people and farmers to

come together and share

knowledge, he said.

Mr Jones and Sheep Milk

New Zealand group

marketing manager Virna

Smith were at the South Island

Agricultural Field Days last

month to promote milking

sheep.

After 10 years of breeding

sheep and importing genetics

from Europe to develop abreed

to handle South Island

conditions, Mr Jones and his

wife, Tracy, began milking their

600­ewe East Friesian flock two

years ago.

While sheep produce fewer

litres of milk than their bovine

counterparts, they produce

double the number of milk

solids, and the payout of $14.20

per kilogram of milk solids is

attractive, he says.

‘‘There’s alot of scope. We

can double or triple the

production that our animals are

doing through genetic gain.

‘‘We are milking sheep that

❛It is far superior to

any other milk product

on the market and our

environmental footprint

is significantly less than

other producers of

milk.❜

—Matt Jones

have come from dams that have

done 180kg of milk solids in a

lactation, while cows in New

Zealand are only double that

and the price is significantly

more than than our bovine

friends.

‘‘It’s about milk solids and

your farming practices, and

Canterbury farmers are good at

it.’’

The Jones family farm is run

just like adairy farm, with

twice­a­day milkings.

The main difference is it is

run as ‘‘a hybrid system’’, with

all lambs, including the males,

reared on farm, being finished

on automatic lamb feeders.

Ms Smith says ewes are

producing 1­2 litres of milk per

sheep per day over a200­day

lactation.

The milk is pasteurised and

made into cheese and yoghurt,

as well as Sheep Milk New

Zealand’s Sabelle range of skin

and body­care products.

‘‘If you are lactose intolerant,

your body can handle sheep

milk,’’ Ms Smith says.

‘‘It takes about 30 minutes for

sheep milk to process through

your body, so if you have any

allergies or intolerances it

won’t affect you.

‘‘From sheep you get the

milk, we make the cheese, we

can make yoghurt and we will

be looking at infant formula

Milking it ... Canterbury farmer Matt Jones milks 600 sheep.

down the track; and we have

our skin and body care range.’’

Sheep are ‘‘softer’’ on the

environment compared to other

farming systems, making them a

viable option for farmers to

consider in meeting their

environmental requirements,

Ms Smith says.

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says there are plenty of benefits

from drinking sheep’s milk.

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The Rangiora Hurunui Hares

started their 2021 season in the Mid

Week Women’s Division 1

Competition with astrong win over

Carlton Redcliffs at MainPower

Turf in Rangiora.

The team showed strong unity in

its opening game, despite not being

able to train together for much of

the pre­season because members

are spread widely over North

Canterbury. Half the team trains in

Culverden and the other half in

Rangiora.

Unfortunately, the Rangiora

HurunuiHawks could not repeat

the win first up in Division 3ofthe

mid­week competition, going down

to HSOB Burnside.

Rangiora’s Division 1men’s and

women’s teams both played to 7­0

scorelines, but it was only the men

on the positive side of the ledger,

beating HSOB Burnside.

The Rangiora Colts earned their

first points of the season with a

hard­fought win over University

Apache in the Sunday Super

League Championship,while the

Rangiora 2women’s team suffered

anarrow defeat to University

Mayans in the SundaySuper

League Premiership.

Meanwhile, the Rangiora AMid

Week Men dominated Southern

United with a5­1 win, with Thomas

Spall achieving ahat­trick of goals.

The Rangiora Allsorts Mid Week

HOCKEY

Men’s team dominated for long

periods in the first half against

Avon Gold, but struggled to

capitalise.The side was undone

by apoor third quarter, losing

5­3.

Full results

Division 1, men: Rangiora CBK 7(Tom

Flavell 2, Lachlan Miller 1, Logan Benson

1, Luke Pendley1,Tim Smit 1, John Single

1) beat HSOB Burnside 0. MVP: Logan

Benson.

Women: Rangiora CBK 0lost to HSOB

Burnside Ducks 7. MVP: Georgia

Gainsford.

Sunday Super League Premiership,

women: Rangiora 2(Ashleigh Merrick 1,

Indi Wilkie 1) lost to University Mayans 3.

MVP: Anna Nalder

Sunday Super League Championship,

men: Rangiora Colts 2(James Clark 1,

Damian Allerby 1) beat University Apache

1.

Men: Rangiora Oddfellows 0lost to Avon 5.

Women: Rangiora 0lost to Avon 5. MVP:

Kala Ryan and Tandy Musesengwa.

Mid Week Open, men: Rangiora A5

(Thomas Spall 3, Craig Reynolds 2) beat

Southern United 1.

Men: Rangiora Allsorts 3(George Ridgen

2, Jon Green 1) lost to Avon Gold 5.

Women: Hurunui Rangiora Hares 4(Anna

Armstrong 1, Lou Mones­Cazon 1, Rose

Johnston 1, Keighley Robertson 1) beat

Carlton Redcliffs 1. MVP: Hollie

Robertson

Women: Hurunui Rangiora Hawks 2

(Anna Pethig 1, Kelly Morris 1) lost to

HSOB Burnside 4.

SPORT

North Canterbury News, April 22, 2021

23

Green superintendent wins club trophies

Eddie Tavendale, the green

superintendent of Amberley

BowlingClub, has won all

four of the club’s

championships.

Secretary Graham Shaw

has checked the club’s

record back to 1937, when

the club was established,

and says Eddie is the first

member to achieve the

remarkable feat.

Eddie ‘‘skipped’’ all the

teams. Graham says that

alone is incredible.

Eddiealso won the Harry

Denton Memorial Trophy

for the most successful club

bowler of the season.

Graham says it is fitting

BOWLS

that Eddie received the

trophy because of his

success and 40 years of

service asgreen

superintendent.

Club 2020­2021 competition

winners

Ives Cup, open singles: E

Tavendale.

Tom Poole Rose Bowl,

open pairs, ETavendale, J

Robinson.

Chub Croft Cup, triples, E

Tavendale, KRoberts, C

Thomas.

Darfield Cup, fours, E

Tavendale, PBerry, J

Dominant performance ... Self Assured, front, and

Spankem quinella the $30,000 WaimakaririBusinesses

Rangiora Classic Mobile Pace at Rangiora. PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

Class on display

Two Standardbred

superstars gave apacing

masterclassdemonstration

at Rangiora

Raceway last Sunday.

The HaydenCullentrained

stablemates Self

Assuredand Spankem

quinellaed the club’s

richest feature, the

Waimakariri Businesses

Rangiora Classic,

dominatingthe smallbut

elitefield and clearing

out at the finish after a

hard­fought tussle up the

home straight.

Race favourite Self

Assured,driven by Jonny

Cox, heldontowin, but

Spankem, driven by Tim

Williams, made him work

hard for it finishing only a

head back behind,with

the rank outsider

Cranbourne, driven by

Stephen McNally, five

lengths backtofill

Robinson, IPettigrew.

Kowhai Lodge Trophy,

junior singles, PLochhead.

Fox Cup, HCP singles, M

Thomas.

Ashworth Trophy, pairs, I

Wright, BEnsor.

Sibbald Cup,

intermediates, CThomas.

Cleall Trophy, most

improved junior, HTahere.

Findlay Cup, Ladies

singles, PBerry.

Harrison Cup, Ladies

pairs,PBerry, HTahere.

Harry Denton Memorial

Trophy, most successful

player, ETavendale.

Noel Moore Patron’s

Trophy, IPettigrew.

third place.

The day started badly

for the club when the first

racehad to be abandoned

after GiftCard fell free of

interference nearthe

1800m mark and checked

Murano andTom Brady,

withdrivers Robbie

Close, Kevin Townley and

Gavin Smith dislodged

fromtheirrace carts.

Murano bolteddriverless

for asignificantdistance

before being caught by

the clerk of the course,

Craig Wiggins.

Kevin Townley was

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medicsand takento

hospitalfor afurther

examination but Robbie

Close and GavinSmith

werecleared by medicsto

continue driving in later

races. The horses

involved werenot

seriously injured.

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2.45pmOhokavHurunui; Mandeville1

2.45pmSaracensvKaiapoi; Southbrook1

2.45pmWoodendvOxford; Woodend1

Ellesmere&NorthCanterburyDiv 2(Section A)

Fri7.00pm Woodend vOhoka;Mandeville 1

1.00pmGlenmark Cheviot vAshley;Omihi 1

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1.00pmSaracensvOxford; Southbrook 1

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Kaiapoi wins in emphatic fashion

By LINDSAY KERR, PETER WILLIAMS

and DAYLESUTHERLAND

Kaiapoi firedawarningshot to

local rivals in thelatest roundof

the combined country rugby

competition with a40­7

demolitionofOxford.

Played at Oxfordinperfect

conditions, the scoreline did not

reflect the difference between

the sides.NineteenofKaiapoi’s

points came in generous periods

of extratime in both halves.

The game will alsobe

remembered for the bizarre

situation of bothteams locked

togetherat7­all after 35 minutes

following apenaltytry apiece.

Intoextra time,Kaiapoi broke

the shackles, scoring the first of

in aseries of tries.

Asuperiorscrum provided

Kaiapoi the platform to launch

its classy backline to gain secondhalfdomination.

Oxford’s cause was nothelped

withthe loss,early in thefirst

half, of propJeremy Yorkwith a

seriousknee injury.Oxfordwill

alsorue not being able to score

following severalpromising

moves.

The Kaiapoi rampage started

fiveminutes intothe second half

whenShak Bossiscored after

being beautifully set up by

Crusader Josh McKay.Atry to

JacobHurring followed before

McKay was in actionagain with a

solorun that endedwith aPeter

Mudunoivalu try.

Promising young fullback

Ruben Tewekascoredwith the

sun threatening to set.

The Oxford effort was highlighted

by the effort of loosie Dan

Booker and halfback Matt

Roberts.

Scoreboard: Kaiapoi 40

(Jovililsi Taleqa, Shak Bossi,

Jacob Hurring, Peter

Mudunaivala, Rueben Tiweka

tries. Penalty try. Cody Grimes2

conversions, Jacob Taines­

Lawson 2conversions), beat

Oxford 7(penaltytry).

RUGBY

Ashleytriumphs

The pitch at Loburn Domain

provided players withthe perfect

chance to showcase their talents.

An entertaining matchresulted.

While Ashley scored first,and

at no stage allowedits rivals to

get in front on the scoreboard,

Woodendwas always athreat

with its enterprising game plan,

gainingaregular supply of ball,

particularly from lineouts.

Tom Stopforthand Andrew

Proctorwere conspicuous on the

burst in the Woodendpack,while

Mikey Rhys showed the speedhe

usuallydemonstrates on the wing

with an eye­catching performance

in the No. 6jersey.But the

outstanding performer in the

Woodendteamwas centre

Jordan Swaine,himselfaformer

Ashley player.

He seemed to relish playing

againstseveral former teammates

and turnedinavirtuoso

performance.Hemade some

bone­shaking tackles, was always

athreatwith the ballinhand, and

kicked goalsfrom all over the

park, including two fromnear the

halfwayline, while athird

attemptfrom agreaterdistance

bouncedback off the cross­bar.

He is arare talent.

At half­time, Ashleyled 18­13

but in the third quarteritslowly

asserted control on the back of a

more cohesive team effort and a

decidedly superior scrum.

Jimmy Thiele turnedina

player­of­the­dayperformance at

lock and was stronglysupported

by Ngaria Wilson­Bairds and

Mike King.

In the Ashley backline,

halfback Blake Wellsby excelled,

scoringtwo valuable tries,one of

them when he caughtthe

Woodenddefence nappingby

taking aquicktap and darting

over.

Ashley eventually ran out the

Going high ... Nick Inch clears the lineout ball for Oxford, playing in the red­and­black strip.

winners by 43­24. This scoreline

was inflated by two latetriesand

does not reflectthe close contest.

Scoreboard: Ashley43(Blake

Wellsby (2), Bailey Mechen (2),

Matt Snellingand Andrew

Tavendale tries;Tavendale 2

conversions and 3penalties) beat

Woodend 24 (Tom Stopforth,

JordanSwaine tries, Swaine a

conversionand 4penalty goals.)

Saracens in close win

CelebratingRichard

Donaldson’s 100th game,Ohoka

had good reason to front.

However, it was Saracens that

gainedthe earlymomentum with

athree­point lead.

Ohoka soon learned the value

of possession and aseries of

strongcarries saw centre Blain

O’Loughlincrossing the line.

Saracens were equal to the

task and were suitablyrewarded

with atry to Matt Freeman.

Apenalty to Ohokashortly

after and both sides wenttothe

break 10 apiece.

Much likethe first half,the

Saracens side was abletoput

scoreboard pressure on the home

side with atry to lock Jarimah

Schuster.

WhileSaracens arguably

dominated the laterexchanges,it

was Ohokathat was able to move

the ballmoreeffectively and

earn itself two converted triesto

second­five Tom Wedlake and

No. 8Ryan McCallum.

With the home side up by 9

points and the clock running

down,Saracens showedits

composure.

The side’sefforts were

rewarded withaconverted try to

replacementwing Jamie

Youngman, followed by alate

penalty which saw the visitors

take the match25­24.

Ohokacan probably lament a

lost opportunity.

Scoreboard: Ohoka24(Blain

O’Loughlin, TomWedlake and

Ryan McCallum tries, 3

conversionsand apenalty) lost to

Saracens 25 (MattFreeman,

JamieYoungman, Jarimah

Schuster tries, two conversions

and two penalties).

Close shave

PHOTO: LINDSAYKERR

Hurunui put Glenmark­

Cheviot’swinning sequence

under pressure beforeitgot a

last­minute try to win by 27­21.

The home team withstood a

stirringstart by Hurunui and

madeitpay for astring of

infringementswith aconverted

try in the openingquarter.

Hurunui stayed in touch,with

Glenmarkhaving a14­12 halftime

advantage. Hurunuiwas

ahead 21­20with full­timenear.

Two minutes from time, an

unsuccessful Brody Retallick

dropped goal attempt resulted in

atry from thefollowthrough.

Scoreboard: Glenmark­Cheviot

27 (Matt Earl,Blair Norton, Ben

Renton tries. Brook Retallick 3

conversions, 2penalties),beat

Hurunui 21 (SamBoyne, Digby

Heard tries. MattHickey 3

penalties and conversions).

Pointsafter two competition

rounds: Kaiapoi 10, Glenmark­

Cheviot 8, Saracens 8, Ashley7,

Hurunui 5, Ohoka 1, Woodend 1,

Oxford 0.

Si'sboyhood jetsprinting dream fulfilled

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Aboyhood dream has come true for

Ohoka’s Si Gibbon.

Gibbon is the 2020­2021 New Zealand

International Group AJetsprinting

Champion.

It was the reward for his consistent

performance in the series, having been

runner­up over the previous three

consecutive seasons in the tightly

contested Group Aclass.

The last time aJetsprinting Group A

Consistent form... Si Gibbon and Donna

Candish after their win. PHOTO:JEREMY WARD/SHOT360.CO.NZ

title was won by aSouth Islander was

Gary Tomes, of Rangiora, in 2001.

Gibbon and navigator Donna Candish

managed to accumulate 147 points to

knock the four­time New Zealand and

current World Group Achampions, Ollie

Silverton and Jess Sit, from Hamilton,

into second place.

He gained three second placings and

two first podium placings in all of the

2020­2021 jetsprint events.

Gibbon has owned and built pleasure

jet boats for himself since he was 12. He

puts in long hours and his perseverance

and dedication paid off with his

championship win.

Jetsprinting is more than ahobby for

the owner and driver, who does most of

the repairs, maintenance and

development on the boat himself, while

juggling family life with anational sales

manager role for Pro Clima NZ Ltd.

Candish, from Whanganui, owns her

own jetsprint boat, which she drove and

competed in before stepping into the

navigation seat for the Novus Glass

jetsprinting team.

Donna and her husband, Nick, are

instrumental in supporting the boat and

team to perform on race day.

Novus Glass is the main sponsor of the

jetsprint boat, supporting Gibbon from

the time he entered the sport seven

South Island milestone ... Si Gibbon’s championship title was areward for consistent

form this season.

PHOTO: JEREMY WARD/SHOT360.CO.NZ

years ago. This year, Novus Glass was

the naming rights sponsor of the Wanaka

Jetsprint track, which is the only track

in the South Island.

The event was held over Easter

weekend, drawing nearly 8000

spectators.

“It would be fantastic to have more

jetsprinting events in the South Island,

where the sport originated, and to have

more South Island racers,’’ Gibbon says.

He plans to work on his 2021­2022

Group Ajetsprint campaign over the

winter. He realises that, to keep ahead,

he needs to keep refining and

developing his jetsprint boat hull, jet

unit and engine in the ever­elusive

pursuit of more speed.


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track to finish construction in July.

MainPowerStadium willbemanaged by the

North Canterbury Sport &RecreationTrust–who are

already starting to receivebookingsfor thefacility.

Changing Seasons

It’s that time of year as we move into autumn

and the oranges, reds and golds are creating a

beautiful scene across the Waimakariri District.

With the beauty, also comes the drop of leaves

along footpaths and gutters of tree-lined streets.

Street sweeping will ramp up in streets that have

ahigh build-up of leaves and contractors may use

blowers to get the verges and footpaths cleared of

leaf fall when required.

Residents can help out by removing leaves from

outside their homes and putting them in their

compost, green or red bin, and are encouraged to

park vehicles off-street wherever possible during

heavy leaf fall, so that the sweeper can access the

leaves and do amore thorough job.

During autumn, it’s impossible to maintain a

leaf-free street as weather and wind can cause a

mass drop. During windy conditions, leaves may

build up again within hours of aclean. Streets will

be monitored and additional sweeping rounds will

be done where needed.

Milk Carton Recycling toEnd

Trees for Canterbury announced last week that a

cardboard milk carton recycling scheme will end

on 10 May, aer 30 years of using the cartons to

grow over amillion native seedlings.

The scheme is no longer financially viable for

the group, as the collection bins oen get filled

with rubbish or incorrect items, creating aheavy

financial burden asthe lot has to go to the landfill.

Collection bins at the Waimakariri Districts transfer

stations will be removed on10May, and all milk

cartons will need to go in the rubbish instead.

As areminder Tetra Pak and other liquid cartons

also go in the rubbish, as the lining that allows

them to hold liquid is unable to be recycled the

same way other cardboard items are.

Council Service Centres and Libraries

Council Service Centres will be closed on Monday

following Anzac Day and will re-open on Tuesday

27 April. Urgent issues may be reported to the

aer-hours service on 0800 965 468. All libraries

will be closed onAnzac Day (Sunday) and the

following Monday. They return to normal hours on

Tuesday 27 April.

Rubbish and Recycling Collection

There are no changes to kerbside collections.

Rubbish, recycling and organics will be collected

on Monday as usual.

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and

Oxford Transfer Station

All transfer stations are closed on Anzac Day.

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park open as normal

on Monday 26 April. Oxford Transfer Station closed

as normal on Monday 26 April.

Aquatic Facilities

Our Aquatics facilities in Rangiora and Kaiapoi

will open during the Anzac weekend during the

following hours: Sunday 25 April 7.30am–7pm

and Monday 26 April 10am–7pm.

Save Time on Dog Registrations

Update Your Details Now

Dog registrations for 2021/22 are just around

the corner, soit’s agreat time to check your

details are up to date.

• Have your contact or address details changed?

• Have you got anew dog, orhas afurry friend

passed away?

• Was your dogdesexed or microchippedinthe last year?

• Are you new to the district and have aregistration

to transfer?

If you answered yes toany of those questions, you’ll

needtolet us know. Visit waimakariri.govt.nz and fill

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

or call intoany Council Service Centre.

Ensuring your dog is microchipped, wearing acurrent

registrationand your contactdetailsare up to date makes

it easier for ustoreturn your dog home when lost.

2021

RSAANZACDAY

SERVICES

The following Anzac DayParades and

Citizens Memorial Services will be held

throughout theWaimakariri District.

SATURDAY,24APRIL

Ohoka

Aservice will be heldinthe OhokaHall,490 Mill Road,

at 11am.

Sefton

Aservice willbeheldat6pm at theCenotaphin

Sefton Domain.

Woodend

Aservice willbeheldatthe WoodendCommunity

Centre, School Road,at 6pm.

SUNDAY 25 APRIL

Kaiapoi

The AnzacDay paradewillassemble at thecorner of

SewellStreet and Davie Street at 9.45am.The parade

willmarch to Trousselot Park,CharlesStreet,where

aserviceand dedicationwill be heldat10am.

The RSA willalso be holdingaDawn Service at

6.30amatthe WarMemorial (RavenQuay).

Rangiora

The AnzacDay Parade willassemble at Rangiora

Farmers Carpark, AlfredStreet at 11am.The parade will

then march up Percival Street and along High Street to

the Cenotaphfor the11.30amservice and

wreathlaying ceremony.

The Rangiora RSA and Councilwill also laywreaths

at the RangioraHighSchool at 9.30am (assembling

at 9.20am).

Oxford

AMemorialService will be held in the OxfordTownHall

at 9.30am.

Fernside

AMemorial Service followedbyawreathlayingceremony

will be held in the Fernside Memorial Hall at 10am.

Cust /West Eyreton

AMemorialService will be heldinthe Cust Community

Centreat10am. The service will befollowedbyawreath

laying ceremony at the West Eyreton Memorial at 11am.

Tuahiwi

AMemorial Service will be held at the WarMemorial

and those attending theservice should assemble at

1.45pm at thecommunitymail boxesbythe Urupa

(cemetery) forthe 2pmservice.

Temporaryroad closures will be in

place in Kaiapoiand Rangiora,Cust

and West Eyreton to accommodate

theRSA parades. Members of the

public arewelcometoattendthe

above commemorativeservices

and wreath laying ceremonies.

Dan Gordon

MAYOR


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feedback

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Mystery Trail

ColouringCompetition

School

Holidays

Creative Writing Cometition

Visit libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz or pop

into the library for more information.

Liquid cartons

belong in

the bin.

Cartons commonly

used for long life

milk, juice, soy and

other liquids have a

plastic lining.

These can’t be recycled

and belong in the rubbish.

Remember, if in doubt

throw it out.

rethinkrubbish.co.nz

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Right in.

BECAUSE YOU BELONG HERE

CASUAL REGISTERED NURSE

Waikari Community Hospital,

Canterbury DHB

Waikari Community Hospital is looking for acasual Registered Nurse

to work in their 10 bed, community hospital.

For more information, please call Helen West on 021 717 152, or

visit our careers website: https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/

Find out moreabout us at cdhbcareers.co.nz

PARISH ADMINISTRAT-

IVE SECRETARY POSI-

TION The Rangiora-

Woodend Methodist Parish

is seeking expressions of

interest for the position of

administrative secretary.

The position will be based at

the Trinity Church, King

Street, Rangiora and will be

initially for ten hours per

week spread over more than

one day. The work will

include helping people who

visit the church office, handling

bookings of church

facilities and liaising with

hirers,

preparing

newsletters and rosters, taking

messages, and generally

assisting the minister. A

reasonable level of skill with

word processing programmes,

Powerpoint, etc

is desirable. If you are interested,

please contact David

Ayers on 313 6262, or email

ayersmd@xtra.co.nz

Livestock

HOMEKILL

&Wild Game

Meat Processing

313 0022

2309602MEAT2U.NZ

Lost and Found

LOST CAT -PIPI - small

tabby and white short

haired female with no tail.

Missing from 2279 South

Eyre Rd, West Eyreton

since Easter weekend.

Please phone Juliette on

022 362 4013 if you find

her, or if you think you've

seen her.

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

SENIOR RETAIL ROLE

We haveanexciting opportunity for an experienced retailer

to join our leadership team.

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

out fires and keep all the plates spinning, while ensuring

our team maintain the highest standards of customer

service.

Under the guidance of the Retail Manager our two Zone

Leaders are responsible for leading and developing

our teams, whilst driving our growth by increasing sales

results year on year and overseeing the replenishment

and merchandising of their departments ensuring they

consistently meet the company’sstandards.

As theideal candidate you will require:

•Prior retail leadership experience from abig boxhigh

volume environment to really hit the ground running

•Demonstrable leadership abilities that develop and

inspire high performing teams

•Proven sales ability and the knowledge and drive to

make adifference

•The ability tofoster strong relationships with team

members, peers, customers and leaders

•Lotsofenthusiasm,initiative, problem solving abilities

and areliable nature

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega is one of North Canterbury’s

largest established businesses.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy, apreemployment

drug test and medical will be required.

Written applications including your CV should be

forwarded to: ZONE LEADER POSITION, McAlpines

Mitre 10 MEGA, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440

or email applications@mcalpines.co.nz

2373120

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

PEA STRAW Medium

square bales $70 delivered,

no minimum Small bales $7,

minimum delivery 21 bales

Phone 021 077 3692

Personal

RANGIORA Counselling

Service. All private &

discret. For appointments

Phone 03 313 3537 or 021

0823 8029 between 9am &

3pm, Monday -Friday.

SEMI RETIRED kind,

romantic & caring man

looking for a loving

relationship. Seeking a

genuine, caring woman in

her 70’s, light drinker.

Please ph 020 4129 5331.

Garage Sales

33 EDWARD STREET,

Saturday 8.30am start.

Downsizing. Books,

jigsaws, toys, bikes, household

items and lots more.

CLASSIC British car

parts, huge collection, Saturday

24th April, 9am-

12.30pm, 95 Glenmark

Drive, Waipara.

FARM AND HOUSE-

HOLDS goods, beds, furniture.

Something for

everybody. Flaxton Road,

Saturday 24th April, signs

out 8.30am.

RANGIORA 38B Victoria

Street, Saturday 24th April,

8.30am, household items.

*** Casual Customer Service Checkout

Superstars Required ***

We are seeking outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic people

to join our Customer Service Checkout team on aCasual

basis.

Weekend work will be required.

If you are passionate about providing excellent customer

service, then we want to hear from you now.

The right person for the job will have:

Ability to smile and relate to people

• Apositiveand friendlyoutlook

• Good listening skills

• Drive and enthusiasm

• Astrong customer service focus

• Be an effective and reliable team member

• An attention to detail

• Aquick and alert mind, with the ability to adapt and

be flexible

• Areasonable level of fitness as some heavy lifting will

be required.

Experience is preferred but not essential as full training is

provided.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in place, a

pre-employment drug test and medical will be required.

If this sounds like you, send your application and CV to:

Casual Customer Service Checkout Superstars

Position, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440

or email: applications@mcalpines.co.nz

2373122

Visitor Information Assistant

The Kaiapoi i-SITE is the OfficialVisitor Centrefor

Waimakariri District.

We needsomeone who is passionate aboutdelivering

exceptional customer service andhas agood

knowledgeofthe Waimakariri area.

•Apositive go getter withprovenexperience in

customer serviceand sales

•Beself-motivated, havethe ability to multi-task and

work under pressure

•Computer savvy with Microsoft suite, online booking

systems and socialmedia

•Good knowledge of theWaimakariri areaand

neighbouring regions

•NationalCertificate in Tourism&Travel Level3&4

desirable

Thisisapermanent part-time position:

1Aprilto31Oct Thurs 10am-2.30pm,Fri 9am-5pm

(12hrs)

1Nov to 31 March Thurs10am-2.30pm, Fri9am-5pm,

Sat 10am-2pm (16hrsincludingSolecharge Saturday)

Apply online and downloadthe jobdescription

www.northcanterbury.co.nz/jobs/

includeacoverletterwithCV.

2376579

Applications close on Monday 4May 2021

KAIAPOI Croquet Club

AGM on Saturday 8th

May, 1pm at Murphy Park.

RangioraArt Society

AGM

11th May2021, 11am

Jubilee Centre,

Rangiora Showgrounds

RSVP to 03 313 5992

Public Notices

ANZAC SERVICE at

Scargill Domain Pavilion,

Sunday 25th April, 10am.

Ladies aplate please.

AGM

RangioraCountry

Music Club

5th May,6.30pm

RSA, Victoria St, Rangiora

Self Empowerment and

Healing Classes

Landsdowne Community Centre, Cashmere –

7.00pm-9.00pm Mondays

Woodend Community Centre, Woodend –

7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesdays

Two hours per week for 12 weeks.

Book now for the May classes.

Limited spaceavailable.

Tobook:0210325517

$320earlybirdprice.

23 37

76

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MainPower HurunuiDistrict

CouncilEnvironmental Fund

Applications are open.

The purpose of the Fund is to encourage and assist with

voluntaryworkthat benefitsthe naturalenvironment.

The focus is on work that protects, restores, or

reinstates indigenous biodiversity in the Hurunui

district.

The fund is open only to residents and ratepayers of

the Hurunui district –individualsorgroups–forwork

within the Hurunui district relating toeitherprivate or

public land.

The application must be a signed original of the

application form.

Visit https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/community/awardsand-funding/mainpower-hurunui-natural-environmentfund

Or visit our office inAmberley orour Service Centres/

Libraries inAmberley, Culverden, Cheviot, Hawarden

and Hanmer Springs.

Or phone033148816

Applications closeMonday May 17,2021.

Community ServiceAwards

Applications are open.

The Hurunui District Council is calling for nominations

from the public forworthy recipients ofaCommunity

Service Award.

These awards are to recognise a long period of

exceptional service to the Hurunui community by

residents of the district.

Amaximum of six nominees may be selected –one

from each community i.e. Cheviot, Glenmark, Hanmer

Springs, Amuri,Hurunui and Amberley.

Visit https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/community/awardsand-funding/community-services-awards

Or drop into our office in Amberley or our Service

Centres/Libraries in Amberley, Culverden, Cheviot,

Hawarden and Hanmer Springs.

Or phone033148816.

Completed formsshouldbesent to:

Maree Hare,HurunuiDistrict Council

POBox13, Amberley 7441

Applications closeby5.00 pm Monday 3May 2021.

Somerefuseand recyclingcollections

arechanging weekcommencing 26 April.

Monday 26 April

Tuesday27April

Wednesday 28 April

Thursday 29 April

No collections –public holiday

Hanmer Springs, Mt Lyford and Gore Bay

Amberley, Amberley Beach, Leithfield, Leithfield Beach,

Cheviot, Waipara, Scargill, Omihi, Greta Valley and

Motunau Beach.

Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Waikari and Hawardan

When using the refuse and recycling collection service, please remember the following.

•Only officialHurunuiCouncil bags willbecollected, these can be purchasedfromlocal outlets.

•Bags must be securelytied and at thekerbside or official collection point by 8am as collection times may vary

to normal. The crew will not return to collect bags whichare placedout late.

•Refuse bags must not exceed 15kg.

•Bags splitprior to the crew’s arrival and non-officialbags willnot be collected.

•Bundles of cardboard will not be collected;these need to be recycledvia the transfer stations.

What is accepted via the recycling collections?

The following are accepted, providing they are free from foodwaste and loose (i.e.papers should not be tied in

bundles) in aCouncilrecycling bag.

•Clean newspapers, magazines, office paper and telephonedirectories.

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

•Clean food,drink and pet food cans.

•Clean rigidplastic bottlesand small containers, types 1, 2and 5only withlids removed.

What cannot be recycled?

Soft plastics (thosethat can be scrunched in your hand), plastics numbered 3, 4, 6and 7, tetrapaks,polystyrene

(including meat trays), plantpots, plastic strapping, clothing, shoes, food-stained paper or card, coffee cups,

plastic lids, foil trays and food waste are not recyclable.

If in doubt throw it out, as recycling bags containing contaminants will be stickered and left.

Recycling glass bottles

Glass bottles must not be put in recycling bags but can be recycledvia any transfer station providing lids are removed.

TransferStation Arrangements

The Cheviot and HanmerSprings transferstations will remain closed on Sunday 25th and all transfer stations will

be closed on Monday 26thApril.

The Amberley transfer station will open between 10amand 4pm on Tuesday 27 April.

Forfurther informationonwaste and recycling, visitwww.hurunui.govt.nzor call 03 3148816.

Pets

HOMESTAY 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.

BICHON

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

Trade &Services

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.

Public Notices

2376363

2373602

Trade&Services

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

Notice of By-Election

Aby-election is required to fill oneextraordinaryvacancy forthe position

of councillor forthe West Ward.The vacancy has arisen from the recent

resignation of councillor Lynda Murchison.

Nominations

Nominations forthe above position open on Thursday22April 2021 and must

be made on the official nomination form. Copies of the nomination form and

acandidate information sheetcan be requestedfromthe HurunuiDistrict

Council office, downloaded from www.hurunui.govt.nz, or from the electoral

officer (see contact detailsbelow).

Completed nomination documents mustbereceived by the electoral officer

no laterthan 12 noononThursday20May 2021.Each nomination mustbe

accompanied by adeposit of $200 incl GST, payable by EFTPOS, cash or on-line

banking(see candidate information sheetfor requirements).

Candidatesare encouragedtoalsosubmit acandidate profile statement

and recentcolour photograph. The requirements forthe profile statement

and photoare setout in the candidate information sheet. All nomination

documents mustbelodged together. Candidatesshould refertothe candidate

information sheetfor further details.

Electoral Rolls

Apreliminaryroll forthe by-election canbeinspected at either the Hurunui

District Council office,66CartersRoad (SH1),Amberley, the HanmerSprings

Library & Service Centre, Cnr Amuri Aveand Cheltenham St, Hanmer Springs

or the Amuri Community Library & Service Centre, 8School Road, Culverden

duringnormal office hoursfromThursday22April to Thursday20May 2021.

Electorsmay enrol or amend their enrolmentdetails on the residential

electoral roll by:

• Completing an enrolmentform available at Postshops, public libraries

or the Hurunui District Counciloffice.

• Calling0800 36 76 56.

• Visiting the Electoral Commission website(vote.nz)

Updatestothe preliminaryelectoral roll close at 4pm on Thursday20May

2021.

Applications forregistration as aratepayerelector aretobemade on the nonresidentratepayerelector

enrolmentform available wherever copies of the

electoral rolls aredisplayedoronthe council’swebsiteand mustbereturned

to the electoral officer before 4pm on Thursday20May 2021.

Election Details

If an election is required to fill this vacancy,the election willbeconducted by

postalvotingunder the First Past the Post electoral system.Candidate names

will be listedinrandom order on the votingpapers.

AnthonyMorton

Electoral Officer

PO Box3138, Christchurch 8140

www.hurunui.govt.nz 0800 666 928

CONCRETE PLACING

Le Con Placing. Phone

Peter Hackett 027 408 5319

for all your concrete ideas.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

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.

FIRE GUARDS Custom

made with safety latch.

Phone 021 169 9066. E:

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.

KITCHEN, bathroom,

renovations, decking,

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.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

Trade &Services

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

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.

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Trade&Services

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713or021-267-4025.

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

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

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

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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Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

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For all your landscaping needs

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures

and more...Lifestyle Block, Rural and Residential.

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

● 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

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.

MOSTLY dry Blue Gum

firewood, 3m3, $300.

Phone 027 453 9553.

Builder

Landscaping

Poultry

FOR SALE one hen and

seventeen chickens. Offers.

Phone 310 7131

Cars Wanted

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

Plumbing &Gasfitting

Discount forSuper Gold card holders!

james@plumbingandgashq.co.nz

0800 H2O LPG

4 2 6 574

2372616

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

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

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

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Trellis

Proud specialists in enviro-friendly

timber manufacturing trellis from

premium Macrocarpa &treated Pine

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North Canterbury News, April 22, 2021

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

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027 258 8366.

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

Butchery

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Shane and Leanne Frahm

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FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Ear Health

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

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& Earthworks

Recycling

Motorcycles

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and repairs, quality service,

affordable rates. South

Pacific Motorcycle

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Phone 03 312 0066. Or visit

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

TIME FOR ACLEAN UP

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1680439

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2136148

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Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

• HORSE ARENAS -Cheap 0-6mm Screened sand

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

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2360356

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trolley $800. Ph 312 5774.

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All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Excavation &Cartage

Lawn &Garden Care

Lawn Mowing

Water Blasting

Gardening

Spraying

Pruning and Trimming

Lawn Care

Rubbish Removal

Compost, Worms, Bark

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markborck@icloud.co.nz

Excavation &Cartage Ltd

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

Free Quotes

www.mrgreen.co.nz

Mowing &Gardening

✓ Blowing

✓ Pruning

✓ Cleanups

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student onanindividually

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Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

co.nz/rangiora

027 2214 936

0800 674 733

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elitemowingandgarden

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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

2352471

2358470

2359362

2273277

2070788

Plumbing

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general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

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2172994

Scrap Metal

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•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

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METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

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Windows & Doors

31

Automotive &Recovery

• 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

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

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in our Trades

and Services

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on

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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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$

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2012 NISSAN X-TRAIL FACELIFT

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2012 TOYOTA COROLLA

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