Selwyn Times: May 12, 2021



Connecting Your Local Community


fires a

family affair

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Crash hasn’t put former

Sheffield farmer off flying

• By Robyn Bristow


paddock in a light aircraft

has not put 73-year-old Alan

Macdonald off flying.

The former Sheffield farmer,

who now lives in Rangiora, had

just started taking lessons, in a

bid to tick off one of the items on

his bucket list — learning to fly.

He smashed his wrist, suffered

cuts, bruising, a couple of

black toenails, and whiplash

when the plane crashed into a

paddock on a farm near Glentui

last week.

Both he and the Canterbury

Recreational Aircraft Club’s

chief instructor, Stewart Bufton,

were taken to Christchurch

Hospital, but have since been

discharged. • Turn to page 4

SPIRIT NOT DENTED Alan Macdonald visited Rangiora Airfield last week to find his missing shoe. It was wedged under

the rudder pedal after his plane crashed in a Glentui paddock on April 29 . PHOTOS: ROBYN BRISTOW & GEOFF SLOAN​




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trail biker

• By Susan Sandys

A DEER hunter has spoken of

finding an injured trail bike rider

who had been screaming for help

for 27 hours and would not have

survived another night in the



French, of

Rolleston, was

going hunting in

the Rakaia River

bed area with his

friends Charlie

Robertson and Michael

Jay Dreaver, of French

the Rakaia area, on Friday.

The three 18-year-olds were

in their four-wheel-drive vehicle

on a track off Dobbins Rd,

Southbridge, when they saw a

motorbike at the side, lying upside

down, about 7pm.

They stopped their vehicle, got

out, and saw the injured 38-yearold

lying in grass beside the road,

about 2m from the bike.

“I said: ‘Are you alright?’, he

said: ‘No, I have fallen off my

motorbike and I have been here

for a couple of days now’,” French

said. • Turn to page 4



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THERE ARE two amazing

survival stories on our front

page today.

Retired former Sheffield

farmer Alan Macdonald

is learning to fly. That new

chapter in the 73-year-old’s

life could have been rather

tragic when he and his instructor

nose-dived into a

paddock while practising

how to get out of engine

failure trouble.

A farm worker from the

Southbridge area can thank

his lucky stars for the chance

arrival of Michael French

and his two mates who found

him badly injured after coming

off his motor bike.

French and his mates had

been duck shooting but

decided to start looking for

deer when they chanced

across the farm worker –

who had been lying in scrub


He may have not survived

another night.

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Collecting bread tags for a good cause

Lucy McMenamin has collected thousands of bread bag tags and wants

more people to contribute so she can fund a wheelchair for disabled

people in South Africa.

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BUILDING consent applications

to the district council continue

to lift the roof off previous


The council has launched two

innovative industry partnership

programmes to help deal with

the exploding numbers. March

saw a massive 372 applications,

the highest ever, while there

was 264 in April. Numbers have

grown steadily from about 220

per month prior to lockdown

last year.

The council says there is a

national shortage of building

consent officers, and the huge

number has created a backlog

in processing. Average consent

times are now over the 20 working

days statutory time frame.

Demand for inspections is also

exceeding the number of inspectors


The council has hired three

new consent staff, and launched

two programmes – a professionals

partnering arrangement and

a training package.

The professionals partnering

arrangement will see professionals,

such as designers, builders,

developers or building companies,

be able to apply to become

council’s partners if they meet

the criteria. Once they join the

programme they will be able to

have their consents fast-tracked

as long as they meet, and continue

to meet, certain criteria.

District council building

manager Vanessa Mitchell said

this would standardise how

application information was

presented and allow the council

to focus on higher risk elements,

such as site specific matters and

weather tightness.

“We want to work with the

industry, using the skills that

are out there, with the people we

know are already doing things

right,” Mitchell said.

“It will reduce red tape where

possible, speeding up the process

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Bid to tackle increasing number

of building consent applications

while still allowing us to focus

on risk areas of the consent, and

continuing to support population

growth in Selwyn.”

The training package will help

train new building consent officers

on the job.

The council will hire six new

trainee staff in July and support

them through an intensive

28-week in-work training

programme. Following this, they

will receive ongoing support to

achieve a relevant qualification

that is required for staff carrying

out technical functions.

“The proposal has been well

received, with 28 applications

for the six positions, including

students and builders looking



Demand for


is exceeding


number of






to retrain.”

Mitchell said the programme

would have long-term benefits

for the industry and the district.

“There’s a national shortage

of building consent officers, so

we are positioning ourselves to

support people into work and

help our community,” Mitchell


Very few councils had the

capacity to run such an initiative,

but as the fastest growing

district in the country, Selwyn

needed to be innovative and

think differently to meet growth.

In the meantime, the council

is continuing to encourage those

applying for building consents to

be patient and plan ahead.


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About 100 people were given an

indicator of the nitrate levels in

their drinking water. The Selwyn

Waihora Water Zone Committee

hosted the testing on Wednesday

at Darfield Library. Using an

optical sensor, an Environment

Canterbury scientist ran bottled

water through the sensor,

returning a nitrate concentration

number on a digital sensor. The

Ministry of Health has set the

Maximum Acceptable Value for

nitrate in drinking water at 11.3

mg/L. A spokesperson said the

testing was done for the residents,

not ECan monitoring, so results

were not recorded. The zone

committee will host a second

nitrate testing workshop in

Leeston on May 18, from 1-4pm.


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the North Island last year. Active

Selwyn manager James Richmond

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week, would help lifeguards to

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most caregiver supervision. Under

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•From page 1

‘‘I was really lucky. I won’t be

playing golf anytime soon,’’ Macdonald


But he has every intention of

carrying on

with his lessons

as soon as his

body is willing.

‘‘You have to

get back on the

horse again. I

am not going



to let it (the

crash) beat me.

‘‘It is a lovely

view up there. On a fine day, it

is serene. You get a view of the

countryside from another perspective.

‘‘I also want to see my farm in

Sheffield, which my son has now,

every now and then from the air.’’

Macdonald and Bufton were

practising engine failure protocols

when the plane clipped

power wires and nose-dived, at

low speed.

‘‘I was under instruction when

we caught some wires on the opposite

side of the hedge we were

climbing over,’’ Macdonald said.

‘‘It was a slow speed, low

altitude accident. It happened

in micro-seconds, so I didn’t get

time to have any thoughts as we

nose-dived into the paddock,’’

Macdonald said.

He did not want to comment

further about the crash until the

Civil Aviation inquiry was held

to establish what went wrong.

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‘You have to get back on the horse again’

• From page 1

French said the man, who lived

and worked on a nearby dairy

farm, explained he had been lying

there unable to move since he

came off his bike about 3.30pm

the previous day. They phoned


He said the man seemed in

good spirits generally, even asking

for his prized motorbike to be

rescued before he was. However,

he could not move and had no

feeling in his body.

He was also “stone cold” to the

touch, wearing only jeans, gum

boots, T-shirt and a polar fleece

top. With -5 deg C temperatures

forecast for that night, French

said he and his friends were

relieved they had come across the

man when they did.

“It was very coincidental that

we drove up that track that

night,” he said.

He said the man recounted

having been able to hear fourwheel-drive

vehicles in the river

SLOW-SPEED: The plane Macdonald and Bufton were in

clipped these power lines before crashing.


Last week, Macdonald went

to the Rangiora Airfield to have

a look at the plane, and search

for his log book, and one of his

shoes, which was found stuck

under the rudder pedal.

His family had been belatedly

told that Macdonald was intending

to take flying lessons.

His daughter, Bridget, told



Robertson Dreaver

nearby throughout the day, and

yelling for help, but no-one hearing

him. He had his cellphone

with him, and could hear it ringing,

but could not retrieve it as he

could not move.

Leeston Constable Herb Inwood

said the actions of the three

deer hunters in saving the injured

rider was commendable.

“He wouldn’t have survived

another night,” Inwood said.

A resident on the neighbouring

farm of Rakaia Island Dairies,

Kim Morton, said the area was

isolated and it was not surprising

no-one heard the man yelling.

“If someone didn’t find him,

him he was mad: ‘‘I said I hoped

he didn’t fly away too soon. He

nearly did,’’ she said.

‘‘They were incredibly lucky.’’

His wife, Christine, said it was

traumatising to get a call from

a policeman to tell her about

her husband being involved in a

plane crash.

She continues to have nightmares

about what might have been.

‘‘That’s what has been waking

me in the night. The thought of

them burning to death,’’ she said.

‘‘But we will be all right. It

could have been worse.’’

She reminded her husband

of their wedding vows — in

sickness and in health — as

she helped to shower and dress


He wouldn’t have survived another night – police

no-one would have known he

was down there,” she said.

St John said it was notified via

a 111 call at 7.12pm, and sent two

ambulances and a rapid response

vehicle. St John took the man to

Christchurch Hospital in a serious


Southbridge Volunteer Fire

Brigade chief Shane King said the

brigade responded to the scene

with its four-wheel-drive utility

appliance, and assisted police and

ambulance at the scene.

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one person is responsible

for a vandalism attack on

community rooms at Rolleston’s

St John ambulance station.

The trail of damage included

a smashed television, a pool

of urine on the floor and food

smeared into the carpet.

Senior Sergeant Dean Harker

said video camera footage from

a commercial premises nearby

had captured one person who

was a possible suspect.

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“We just need to try and identify

who it is,” Harker said.

Regional general manager St

John South Island Craig Stockdale

said it was disappointing

the charity’s public space was

vandalised. The break-in was

believed to have taken place

sometime overnight on Sunday

last week.

Stockdale said the space

was heavily used by the community.

The damage has forced

Wednesday May 12 2021 Selwyn Times


Community rooms at St John station vandalised

a meeting of the charitable

organisation’s youth division to

be postponed until this week,

while a public first aid course

that was also due to be held

in the facilities had to be


Hororata event a glowing success

As the sun set over the plains on Saturday,

10 hot air balloons glowed brightly

in the dimming light. What followed

enthralled the 10,000 who attended

the Hororata Glow Festival. With the

balloons burning in time to music, it was

a symphony of light, colour and sound.

Then as most of the balloons slowly

deflated, lasers took over the night sky.

The festival also featured a live band and

activities such as walking inside a hot air

balloon, Canterbury University science

demonstrations, an inflatable movie

theatre, a fairy tree, UV art, a warm-up

cube and massive fairground. Hororata

Community Trust executive officer Cindy

Driscoll said organisers were grateful

to Ballooning Canterbury and all the

balloonists who travelled from around

New Zealand and flew over Hororata

skies leading up to the festival. “We

wanted to create a festival which made

people ‘glow’ and we succeeded. We have

something special in Hororata.” Ballooning

Canterbury chief pilot Michael Oakley

said it had been an amazing festival and

week of flying. “We are grateful to all the

farmers who have happily had us land on

their farms. (The festival) is such a huge

team effort and we are really proud of the

performance we put on for the massive


Hororata Community Trust executive officer Cindy Driscoll

and Ballooning Canterbury chief pilot Michael Oakley are

happy with the success of the glow festival.




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Dairy burglars sought


way through the front doors of

On The Spot Dairy on Chaucer St,

Rolleston, about 2.40am Friday.

Security camera footage from

inside the premises captured two

male offenders wearing dark clothing.

It also identified their vehicle

outside, a stolen Nissan Tiida,

registration LMB193.

Senior Sergeant Dean Harker

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into the store’s cigarette cabinet,

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Police provided still images of

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Big tick for

yellow bin users

• By Susan Sandys

THE DISTRICT council is

giving residents a pat on the

back for using their yellow bins


While the Christchurch

City Council has spent almost

$2 million on dumping

contaminated recycling,

the district council has spent only

$1300 in the past five months.

The city council has also

confiscated hundreds of

yellow bins from Christchurch

properties but the district council

has confiscated none.

District council solid waste

manager Andrew Boyd said

since a team of four street

recycling checkers had started

in December, only one truck

had been rejected and average

contamination levels had

decreased from 8.65 per cent to

3.6 per cent.

“The results have been

fantastic,” Boyd said.

The district council followed

the same process undertaken

councils at Christchurch and

Ashburton. Upon finding bins

with items that could not be

recycled, they placed a tag on the

bin with a note letting people

know what was in there that

couldn’t be recycled.

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The district council had a focus

of education first, only rejecting

the heavily contaminated bins

which may have items such as

food, nappies and sanitary pads.

Over the six months before the

street recycling checkers started,

the district council had provided

updated bin stickers and

magnetic easy recycling guides to

residents. It also ran newspaper

and social media advertising.

“We realise that the large

majority of residents are trying

to do the right thing and we are

really proud of the low levels

of contamination in Selwyn’s

recycling,” Boyd said.

The district council had

not had to get to the stage

of confiscation with any

householders. In the case of any

consideration of confiscation,

there would be multiple warnings

and attempts to call and speak

with the householder first.

Boyd said recycling loads were

inspected as they were tipped off

at the recycling facility. If loads

contained more than 10 per cent

contamination then they were

rejected, reloaded and sent to


The average cost of a rejected

load was about $1300. Only one

truck had been rejected by the

district council since December.

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Wool bales


from farm

• By Susan Sandys

THE THEFT of $6500 of items

has come as a blow to a West

Melton farming family affected by

the drought.

Anna McCulloch said she discovered

on Thursday morning last

week that 12 bales of wool weighing

160kg each, eight steel yard

gates, a dozen lengths of timber, a

new roll of fencing wire, and a fast

weigh sheep crate had been stolen.

“It’s just another added stress

and cost on top of everything else.

Also when we are having to buy

in feed for our stock due to such a

dry autumn,” McCulloch said.

“While wool may not be worth

a whole lot at the moment, it’s our

farm income and potentially not

covered by insurance.”

She estimated the items would

be worth at least $6500.

McCulloch believed the theft,

which took place sometime after

6pm the previous evening and

before 6.30am Thursday, had been

planned as the thieves would have

had to have had the right equipment

in order to uplift the items.

She appealed to the public to be

in touch with police if they saw

the wool or any farm gates for

sale. The wool bales had G D and

A M McCulloch in black vivid

written on the top.

Like father, like daughters

• By Susan Sandys


latest recruit Sophie Dance is

joining her father Ed and older

sister Eloise as members of the

volunteer brigade.

The Darfield High School

student said as soon as she

turned 16 she had wanted to join,

after hearing stories of fighting

fires from her family members.

“It seems quite exciting, they

would come home from fires

and have so many stories to tell,”

Sophie said.

It will not be until she has

completed a recruitment course

later this month that she can

herself go to callouts.

She said she was excited

and nervous for that day,

but was looking forward to

working alongside her dad and


Ed said he was among four

fellow fire force members

who had been joined by their


“It’s great because our children

are tomorrow’s firefighters. We

try and encourage the families

down to the fire stations as often

as we can because if you plant

the seed early when they are old

enough they will be ready to


He said he had found family

dynamics worked well when it

came to fighting fires. To date

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he had only worked alongside

Eloise, 21, who had also joined at

the age of 16.

“I suppose it’s exactly the

same as working alongside any

other crew members, except you

can almost predict what they are

going to do,” Dance said.

An example was if he found

himself needing to increase

water pressure or hose length,

Eloise would instinctively help

remedy the situation.

Eloise is studying to be a vet at

Massey, Palmerston North, but is

home regularly.

In training, there was a healthy

competitive aspect between the


Dance is among the original

members of the rural fire force,

having joined when it was



Sophie Dance

(left) has joined

the Darfield Rural

Fire Force, joining

her father Ed,

who is deputy

controller, and

sister Eloise.



established six years ago. It has

33 members, aged from 16 to 82.

The trade assistant at Darfield

ITM emigrated in 2007 from the

UK, where he also served as a


“Some people jump out of

aeroplanes, some people climb

through caves, I just love being

an on-call firefighter. It’s a good

adrenaline rush.”

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Selwyn Times Wednesday May 12 2021



• By Susan Sandys

LINCOLN HAS had its tenth

driest start to the year since

records began in 1881, the

National Institute of Water and

Atmosphere reported in its

monthly climate summary.

Just 91.8mm of rain fell from

January 1 to April 30. The driest

ever recorded was 2001, when

58mm of rain fell in the same


April was persistently dry in

New Zealand, particularly in

the east of both islands due to

regular westerly foehn winds,

meteorologists said in the

summary. Winds fanned

several wildfires in the South


Lincoln also had its third

highest daily maximum for the

month since records began, 29.7

deg C on April 5, its third highest

April mean maximum air

temperature of 19.8 deg C, and

fourth highest daily minimum of

18.3 deg C.

Lincoln has NIWA’s only

currently operating automatic

long-term weather station in the

district, however, MetService

data shows Darfield is also

experiencing dryness.

Darfield received 162.8mm of

rain from January 1 to April 30,

which is a little over two thirds of

the historical average at the site

of 231.6mm.

The Ministry for Primary

Industries last month extended

the classification of a large

scale adverse event for drought

to include Mid-Canterbury,

South Canterbury, and Otago,

unlocking up to an extra

$900,000 to help farmers.

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Dry weather pushes

region toward records

DROUGHT: Cattle grazing in a dry paddock near Lincoln.

The event was first classified in

March last year, when it included

the upper South Island including

Selwyn, the North Island and the

Chatham Islands.

Senior scientist Manaaki

Whenua – Landcare Research

Dr Nick Cradock-Henry said

the drought highlighted the

climate-related challenges for

primary industries and rural


Ideas put forward

to retain

Southbridge bus

LEESTON AND Southbridge

residents have shared ideas

for retaining the trial 87

Southbridge-city bus service.

Patronage levels are too low to

sustain the service, which may

be discontinued next month.

At an Environment Canterbury

community meeting at

Leeston, about 50 residents met

with staff and councillors Peter

Scott, John Sunckell and Ian


General manager public

transport Stewart Gibbon said

ECan had suggested the idea of

an annual pass concept for the

existing direct service.

This was “an option to ensure

sufficient funding from fares”

which would be economic for


Residents suggested having

trips from Lincoln to Southbridge

to connect with the Lincoln

buses, which would include

city transfers as a preferred


“With morning patronage

being high, but afternoon

patronage being too low, it was

found that many parents travel

to Lincoln to pick their children

up after taking a connecting bus

from the city to Lincoln. Also,

the current special fare does not

allow transfers to other buses –

something the community

shared they would find beneficial,”

Gibbon said.

“We’ve taken this information

back, and staff will be looking

in how this option might work

from a scheduling, financial

and patronage point of

view. Although we can’t promise

anything, it’s great to have a

suggestion to investigate,” he


The trial service started in

January 2019 and has continually

been extended with modifications

to scheduling and fares.

“The meeting was successful

in that everyone who attended

was able to voice their thoughts

and understand the challenging

position we are in.

“It’s tough deciding whether

or not to continue a trial service

that isn’t financially viable

but provides public transport

for the needs of many people,

including youth.

“It was great to see such

constructive discussion.”

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Community is the heart of

Christchurch Casino

“At Christchurch Casino, we feel being an active, supportive member of our

community represented a core initiative of our mission. We are very proud of

our personnel who are supportive of the philanthropic organisations we have

partnered with. As a business, we have donated hundreds of thousands of

dollars each year to local events and more importantly, many of our team have

donated their time for these worthy causes,” says Christchurch Casino CEO

Brett Anderson.

Brett Anderson

CEO of



Christchurch Casino has been an active and

contributing member of the community over

their past 26 years of operation. They have actively

supported a variety of organisations representing

individuals or families including those suffering from

the effects of addictive or compulsive behavioural

problems, such as the effects of gambling.

Recent Youth ACTIS Event with the

Canterbury Rams

Their Trust has donated more than $4.8 million dollars

to non-for-profit organisations within the Canterbury

region. Specifically, in 2020 the Christchurch Casinos

Charitable Trust distributed $307,000 to 36 local

charities, outside of the Charitable Trust $100,000 was

donated to 10 other local charities including:

• Christchurch City Mission - Funding for Alcohol &

Other Drug Services and Social Services

• ACTIS – Aranui Community Trust Incorporated

Society – Funding towards youth and family events

• Christchurch Apostolic Trust - Funding for the

Youth Ministry Activities

• Enrich Community Chaplaincy Trust - Funding

towards costs of employing chaplains to support

the Intellectually Disabled community in


• Age Concern Canterbury - Funding for Elder Abuse

Response services

• AVIVA (Christchurch Women’s Refuge) - Funding

for 24/7 phone response line

• Battered Women’s Trust - Funding for 24 Hour

Crisis Service, and safe house

• Canterbury Men’s Centre - Counselling

interventions for men, operational costs, and wages

• Home & Family Society Christchurch - Funding

towards salary of Clinical Leader, residential

parenting programme, counselling services and

REFOCUS programme

• Kingdom Resources - Funding budget advice, debt

restructuring & employment services

• YWCA Inc - Funding to upgrade telephone

and IT systems for residents in transitional


• NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Inc- Funding

for volunteer and staff costs including training costs

• Tenants Protection Association (Chch) Inc -

Funding towards rent and wage costs

• Family Mental Health Support Inc - South

Canterbury based group supporting people and

families affected by mental illness and addiction.

Funding towards operational expenses

• West Christchurch Women’s Refuge - Wages for

After-Hours worker in the 24 Hour Crisis Response


• The Order of St John South Island Region -

Funding for additional emergency resources at

peak times

• Compassion Trust - Addiction advocacy and peer

support services

• Citizens Advice Bureau - Funding for training and

support of volunteers – providing community

support and advice for vulnerable people

• MHAPS (Mental Health Advocacy and Peer

Support Services) - Funding towards wage

costs for financial mentor

Manager Rachael Fonotia of Aranui Community Trust

confirms, “We appreciate and enjoy our relationship

with Christchurch Casino. They are easy to work with

and deeply care about their community by providing

support and collaborative effort for our events and


One of those events we recently hosted was the

Aranui Family Festival. We received such positive

feedback we will now be making this festival an

annual or possibly a bi-annual event.”

In addition to their funding support, Christchurch

Casino provides wider community support in the

value of tens of thousands of dollars annually in

the form of auction or raffle items to charity dinner

fundraisers, golf tournaments, school functions and


Enjoy extensive dining options, gaming, and live

entertainment at the Casino, including some

exciting comedy shows booked for early June. Also,

remember to sign up to their free Players Club loyalty


Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust, showing

Canterbury their support for the community we live

in and love.

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12 Selwyn Times Wednesday May 12 2021

Thank you for

helping your


Fall Zones

To all of you who have had your trees

trimmed before they became a

problem, thank you for keeping all the

farms working and families in your

community warm, happy and healthy.

We know it can be a hassle, but tree branches touching the

powerlines are one of the main causes of power cuts. So, you can

be proud of the fact that you kept the local cowsheds milking,

water pumps pumping and sheep shearers shearing. And if it’s

still on your to-do list, now’s the time to do it, as winter sets in.

You’re our priority.

Notice and Growth limit zones



Power line voltage A. Growth limit zone B. Notice zone

66,000 volts 4.0m 5.0m

33,000 volts 2.5m 3.5m

11,000 volts 1.6m 2.6m

400/230 volts 0.5m 1.5m

We’re not exaggerating.

On our network, 10-20% of all unplanned power outages are

caused by trees — including vegetation — coming into contact

with power lines. Other than this, fire damage to property from

branches sparking in dry conditions and serious injury from

electrocution from contact with trees touching power lines are

also possible consequences of not maintaining your trees.

How close is too close?

While most damage is caused by trees falling on power lines,

significant risk exists from trees merely touching them. This risk

increases the higher the voltage of the power line.

The minimum distances that must be maintained between trees

and power lines, as defined in the Electricity (Hazards from

Trees) Regulations 2003, are outlined in the diagrams above.

All vegetation should be kept out of the growth limit zone and

preferably the notice zone.

Sometimes it may not be practical to have a tree trimmed at the

rate at which it grows and unfortunately, this means it may need

to be removed. Other situations may require trees to be removed,

most commonly when they are at a high risk of falling due to

disease or adverse weather events.

Where do I start?

Before you begin, remember to keep yourself, and those around

you, safe. We recognise that not everyone is experienced in tree

trimming and are happy to advise you on what to do. We can arrange

for trees near power lines to be trimmed at your expense, however

we recommend you hire professionals to safely carry out the work.

If you or someone working for you intends to work within four

metres of power lines, a close approach consent is required from

Orion before you start. As a tree owner, you may be liable for any

damage caused by carrying out trimming or felling of trees.

Will I be fined if I don’t comply?

If a cut or trim notice is given to you and you fail to have the tree

trimmed and/or advise us of the time and location of the trim

without a reasonable excuse, this is an offence. This will make you

liable for a fine not exceeding $10,000. If the offence continues,

you will be liable for a further fine of not more than $500 for every

day or part day during which the offence continues.

More info can be found on our website and if

you have any questions or notice any trees

touching power lines in your area, please call

us on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898.

Orion operates, and maintains, the electricity distribution

network that provides power to central Canterbury.

We are always here to help if you have any questions

or concerns about the network.


Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in

entomology (insects and other invertebrates).

Each week he introduces a new species found

in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims

to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the

variety of living things around us. Check out

the full list of invertebrates found at www.

AN ALIEN looking beetle

captured beside my woodpile

was identified as the endemic

ribbonwood fungi weevil

(Hoherius meinertzhageni).

THis green coloured weevil

has distinctively long antennae

that are up to 1.2 and five

times longer than the abdomen

in the females and males


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200,000 bread bag

tags the goal for Lucy

• By Susan Sandys

LUCY McMENAMIN is slowly

getting towards her target of

collecting 200,000 bread tags,

but she has a long way to go.

The 13-year-old Lincoln High

School student has reached

about 30,000 after she began

collecting them about two

years ago for Bread Tags for


The charity recycles the

plastic from the tags to fund

wheelchairs for disabled in

South Africa.

Lucy is hoping to get more

contributors on board as she

strives towards her goal of

ultimately getting enough bread

tags for one wheelchair – 200kg

or 200,000 bread tags.

There are depots for people

to drop off their tags at Ararira

Springs School and the Lincoln

Scout Den, as well as Lincoln


Lucy set up the depot at the

library about four months ago

and has cleared one full box


She said she hopes to clear

many more in future as Lincoln

TAGS GALORE: Lucy McMenamin has collected thousands of bread tags and wants

more people to contribute.


residents saved their tags and

dropped them off there.

She said her main inspiration

to start the project, came from

when she was a student at

Ararira Springs School and her

love for the environment.

She wanted to stop the tags

from going to landfill.

THe weevils are 3-7mm long

and 1.5-2.6mm wide. The

weevil’s host plant appears to

be limited to the Malvaceae

family including ribbonwood

(Plagianthus) species and

mountain lacebark (Hoheria


Larvae feed on the bark of

dying wood and adults emerge

from September to April. PHOTO: PETE MCGREGOR



chip-in for



patrol car

• By Susan Sandys

MALVERN Community Patrol

is fundraising for a new patrol


Chairman Errol Ashby

said the organisation had

been served by its current car,

a 2015 Nissan X-Trail, for about

five years. It was now time to


“It has gone extremely well,

it has been a good car, it has not

given us any problems,” Ashby


The car had been bought

with the help of about $18,000

raised at the Malvern Lions Club

annual charity golf tournament,

and now the same event was

being planned for this week to

raise funds for the replacement


Patrol volunteers use the

patrol vehicle in the Malvern

area three nights per week,

covering Darfield, Kirwee,

Sheffield, Springfield, Hororata,

Coalgate, Glentunnel and


Ashby said the new car would

inherit the current vehicle’s

personalised number plates,

which say CPNZ4U, meaning

Community Patrols of New

Zealand for you.

He said some funds had

already been raised towards the

new car. It was unknown how

much it would cost at this stage,

but the current car had cost more

than $30,000.

The Malvern Lions annual

charity golf tournament will be

held at Greendale tomorrow.

Convener Hamish Milner said

he was expecting up to

120 entrants. The tournament

was one of the bigger events

held by the Malvern Lions each


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BREAK AWAY: Ben Sisson attempts to fend off Caleb Early and make ground for Lincoln. (Right) – Springston’s Ashley Miller looks to keep the ball alive as

he is tackled by Morgan Riordan.

Loss doesn’t dampen Springston’s celebrations

• By Chris Barclay

SPRINGSTON’S centennial

celebrations could not be

enhanced by a win over Lincoln

in the showpiece match, but the

weekend was still beneficial for

the club off the field.

Several thousand dollars was

raised by a charity auction,

with a signed Crusaders jersey

provided by club member and

fringe All Black lock Mitchell

Dunshea fetching $1275.

Other members of the

Dunshea family were not as

benevolent as George Dunshea

was a strong presence at lock

for a Lincoln line-up coached

by another brother of Mitchell,


Lincoln prevailed 23-17 after

resisting a last-minute attacking

raid by the undermanned hosts

at Springston Domain.

Springston’s bid for a timely

triumph was undermined when

wing Muipu Nati was red-carded

for a dangerous tackle with about

15min remaining.

“That didn’t help us. It was

a bit of a lazy swinging arm,”

Springston manager Craig

Hardacre said.

“We had a chance in the dying

seconds but we couldn’t quite get


The clubs used their bye

weekend in the Luisetti Seeds

Combined for the special clash,

and although the points were

not accrued, Lincoln carries

over four and Springston a

bonus point to the upcoming

competition exclusively between

Ellesmere clubs.

In spite of the defeat, the

centenary celebrations were a

fitting occasion.

“We had an auction that’ll be

a good money-spinner for the

club. We had some (club) jerseys


Jackson Brown

scores for Lincoln

in spite of a

desperate tackle

from Muipu Nati.

that went for between $500 and

$1000 each. Mitch came through

with a signed Crusaders jersey,”

Hardacre said.

With the festivities over,

Springston now focus on a

challenging pool A clash with

Darfield at home on Saturday.

Lincoln travel to Ashburton for

an encounter with Celtic.

Springston’s junior

players also took centre

stage during the club’s

centenary celebrations,

with the Bone of

Contention, a trophy

contested between

Springston and

Sheffield since 1926

on the line at under-10

level. Sheffield won 75-

20 but were sporting

enough to let fourth

generation Springston

players Mathew

Mulqueen and Riley

Field get their hands

on the symbol of


(Clockwise) – Springston’s Sam

Lawn is lowered in a double tackle.

Lincoln’s Sam Kendal takes on

several Springston defenders.

Springston wing Muipu Nati scores

before his contribution is tarnished

by a red card.

Marshall van Jaarsveld looks for a

way past Lincoln defenders Nick

Werahiko and Tom Keeling.

•Senior rugby wrap, page 18


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New initiatives to streamline

record building consents

The Council is launching two innovative industry partnership programmes to support the

processing of record numbers of building consent applications.

A record 372 building consent applications were submitted in March and 264 in April

This volume, plus a national shortage of building consent officers, has led to a backlog for the

Council, and average processing times for consents are now over the 20 working days. Demand

for inspections is also exceeding the number of inspectors available.

In addition to hiring new consent staff and working with the industry, the Council has now

launched a professional partnership allowing professionals who meet the criteria to have low-risk

consents fast-tracked.

Council Building Manager Vanessa Mitchell says it will place reliance on the skills and experience

of Licenced Building Practitioners, standardise how information is presented and allow the

Council to focus on higher risk elements of a building consent, such as site specific matters and

weather tightness.

The Council has also put together a training package to train new building consent officers on

the job, which will see it hire six trainee staff in July and support them with in-work training and

funding to achieve a relevant qualification.

“There’s a national shortage of building consent officers, so we are positioning ourselves to

support people into work and help our community. We know as the fastest growing district in the

country we need to be innovative and think differently to ensure we’re meeting the growth and

keep serving our community well,” Mrs Mitchell says.

The Council is continuing to encourage people to plan ahead, allowing extra time for a building

consent and throughout their build as supply chain issues are emerging.

Sister City project wins national awards

A partnership between Selwyn and rural Indonesia has been recognised with two national awards.

The Council’s Sister City Committee’s two projects with the district’s Sister City of Toraja, in Sulawesi,

Indonesia won two awards at the New Zealand Sister City Conference. The committee picked up Best

Local Government Award and the Best Project Overall.

The awards were for the Toraja visit to Selwyn in June 2019 and the work of three Selwyn teachers in

Toraja in September 2019.

The Toraja visit to Selwyn included observing waste management, schools in Rolleston and Ladbrooks,

Lincoln University, tourism marketing, and horticultural businesses and stayed with homestay families.

After discussions about how Selwyn could support Toraja, three retired teachers made the return trip to

Toraja and spent three weeks working with 30 junior high school English teachers. This programme was

warmly welcomed by teachers. Toraja has requested a return of Selwyn teachers. This, and a visit to

Selwyn, by teachers from Toraja has been delayed by Covid.

Committee Chairperson, Allison Rosanowski said the awards were a great reward for the hard work put

into the projects. “It is wonderful to have national recognition for so much voluntary work by the Sister

Cities Committee plus our community and Council staff.”

Have your say on innovative new

waste project

Selwyn residents are being asked to have their say on an innovative

project to reconnect people with the environment and think

differently about waste.

A re-use shop, salvage yard for building materials, micro-enterprise

units for making products out of waste materials, an education

centre and a garden hub are part of the plans for the Reconnect

Project at the Pines Resource Recovery Park.

The project began with a new, covered recycling area, which was

completed in April. It was developed with sustainability in mind.

Over 5000m 2 of asphalt was made incorporating 11,000 four litre

oil containers recycled as a substitute for virgin polymers in the

asphalt, and a number of other sustainable features.

Consultation is under way now on the next steps, with the Council

looking for feedback and ideas on what might be included.

Solid Waste Manager Andrew Boyd says the Council wants to hear

from people as to whether it is on the right track with its plans for

the re-use shop, salvage yard, micro-enterprise units, education

centre and garden hub and looking to tap into other good ideas.

“We’ve got some big ideas here on rethinking the way we approach

waste and making the most of reducing and reusing. Now we want

to give people a chance to look at it with fresh eyes, to get excited

and to bring their own great ideas that could enhance what we’ve

got, especially around things like who and how we might use the

micro-enterprise units.”

You can share your ideas or fill in the online survey at

Growing pathways to work

There was a day out in the garden with a difference for a group of

12 Selwyn high school students last week.

The students from Ellesmere College, Rolleston College and Lincoln

High School spent a half day working at Southern Woods nursery

organised by the Council through the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs.

The programme sees the Council working with district high schools

and businesses to organise work experience sessions.

The students were walked through the life cycle of a plant at the

nursery from planting and propagation, to potting and presentation

for sale.

Production Manager Devin Westley said the students had been

enthusiastic and fun to work with.

“They’ve all asked lots of questions and have been really interested

to see where the plants come from. They loved having a go on the

potting machine and a few of them were really fast with it, so we got

a few trays out of them too.”

Ellesmere College students Jackson Laffey and Jack Saunders,

both 16, said it had been a fun and worthwhile day out.

“It’s good to get out of the classroom, to see something different and

see how much work goes into keeping up the plants,” Jackson said.

Mayor Sam Broughton says the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs is a

nationwide programme to help develop leadership and help young

people into work or training.

“We want to make sure there’s a pathway for all young people

to enter the workforce in the district. Days like today are an

opportunity to work with businesses and training centres and match

young people to work or training that suits them.”

Southern Woods owner Susy Mannell said the collaboration was

part of the business’ values and it had enjoyed the students' visit.

“It’s good to have young people in and to give them some hands on

experience. And hopefully some of them might come into the business.”

Are You Ready guide on its way

Emergencies can happen at any time and it's important to be prepared

when they do.

Fortunately, our Civil Defence team has prepared a new booklet of simple

tips that make it really easy to get ready now.


A guide to emergency preparedness in Selwyn

Look out for the 'Are You Ready?' booklet in your mail this week, or pick

up a copy at one of our libraries or the Rolleston Council offices.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780


Wednesday May 12 2021 Selwyn Times 17




Rolleston Industrial

Developments Limited have

lodged a private plan change

application (PC69) to rezone

approximately 190 ha of land at

Lincoln from Rural (Outer Plains)

Zone to Living X, Living Z and

Business 1 zones.

Submissions are open to enable

you to have your say on this

rezoning proposal. Information

on this plan change request and

how to make a submission is

available at Council’s Rolleston

Headquarters, and can be


Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committees meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting at

least five days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committee meetings: To list or

make changes to meeting details,

email meeting.changes@selwyn. or phone 0800 SELWYN

(735 996) by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.



Representation Review


Wednesday 12 May 11am

Rolleston Council Offices

Council Meeting*

Wednesday 12 May 1pm

Rolleston Council Offices

Long Term Plan 2021–2031


Thursday 13 May 9am &

Friday 14 May 9am

Rolleston Council Offices

Long Term Plan Deliberations*

Thursday 20 May (Time TBC)

& Friday 21 May (if required),

viewed online at Council libraries

and service centres and at, or by

contacting the Strategy and

Policy Team on 0800 SELWYN

(735 996). Submissions must

be lodged by 5pm Thursday 10

June 2021.


This free monthly service is

available on Friday 21 May at

the following places:

· Lincoln Library 9–9.30am

· Leeston Library 10.15–10.45am

· Darfield Library 11.30am–12pm

· Rolleston Council Offices


Rolleston Council Offices

Malvern Community Board

Monday 24 May 4pm

Darfield Library

Council Meeting*

Wednesday 26 May 1pm

Rolleston Council Offices

Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Wednesday 2 June 9.30am

Rolleston Council Offices*

* Livestreamed on the Council

website and YouTube channel



Coalgate Township Committee

Tuesday 25 May 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Coalgate-Glentunnel Reserve

Management Committee

Tuesday 1 June 7.30pm

Coalgate Fire Station

Doyleston Community


Wednesday 2 June 7.30pm

Doyleston Hall, Osborne Park

Dunsandel Community


Monday 17 May 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Centre

Glentunnel Community


Monday 31 May 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Active Autumn for learners

Thousands of Selwyn primary schoolers are getting active

this month.

4,200 Selwyn learners from 14 primary schools are starting

off term two with Active Autumn, a programme designed to

change travel modes and create healthy lifelong habits.

With prizes like scooters, helmets and pool passes, learners are

encouraged to walk or wheel to school over the month of May.

There’s also a poster competition to encourage thinking about

keeping yourself safe out on the road.

If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, the law requires

them to be microchipped.

Microchipping will not take place

if wet. If you have any questions,

please contract Tracey Wheeler

on 0800 SELWYN (735 996).


Alpine 182 Degrees Limited

(Springfield Hotel) has applied

for the renewal of an on licence

and an off licence. Objections

to these application are

open until 20 May. For more

information visit


Greendale Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Tuesday 1 June 7.30pm

Greendale Pavilion

Hororata Citizens’ Committee

Tuesday 25 May 7.30pm

Hororata Hall

Kirwee Community Committee

Monday 17 May 7.30pm

Kirwee Hall, A&P Showgrounds

Leeston Park Committee

Monday 31 June 7.30pm

Leeston Park Pavilion

Rolleston Residents’

Association Inc.

Monday 24 May 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield Waddington

Community & Township


Thursday 20 May 7.30pm

Sheffield Hall

Springfield Township Committee

Tuesday 1 June 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Tai Tapu Community

Association Inc.

Wednesday 2 June 7.30pm

Tai Tapu Hotel

Springston Committees

Wednesday 19 May 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Selwyn Events

















Darfield Library, 10.30–11.30am

Do you, or someone you know,

have breathing difficulties? Join

CanBreathe for an informative and

educational discussion around asthma

and other respiratory conditions, plus

tips on how to maintain good lung

health. Free. Bookings not required.

Family Bingo Night

Lincoln Event Centre, 6–7pm

Bring the family along and try your

luck at our bingo night! Line up all

the numbers on your card to win

some cool prizes. $5 per family, plus

booking fee. Bookings essential at

Journal Art Workshop

Leeston Library, 10.30am–3pm

Create a collaged journal packed

with gift tags, cards, envelopes and

more. Suitable for 16+ years. Bring a

packed lunch. Tea, coffee and water

provided. $20 library members. $40

non-members. Bookings essential

at Payment

can be made on the day, or in-library

beforehand and is not required to

secure the booking.

Unplugged with the

Ministry of Mind

All Selwyn Libraries, 11am–1pm

Celebrate New Zealand Music

Month by supporting local musicians

performing live and 'unplugged'. Free.

Bookings not required. Darfield Library

- Lynette Diaz, Leeston Library –

Moonflower, Lincoln Library – Analise

Twemlow, Rolleston Library – Veranda


Coding Club

Rolleston Library, 3.30–4.30pm

Join our weekly sessions for some

hands-on coding and problem solving.

Aimed at 9-13 years. Please bring

your own device/laptop if you have

one. Book at

On the roads


ROADS Metaling is being done on McLachlans Road between Leeston Taumutu Road and Gullivers

Road. Pavement repairs are taking place on Telegraph Road between Creyke Road and

Bealey Road. Traffic management is in place for these works. Stop/go controls are in place

on D'Arcy Street and Pennington Street for the laying of a new sewer line.

Need funding for your


Creative Communities

Selwyn can help!

Funding is available to groups or individuals with community-based

creative projects that promote arts or culture in Selwyn.

Applications for this funding round close at 5pm, Friday 28 May.


for more information and to apply.




Are you ready for

an Emergency?

Darfield Recreation and

Community Centre, 7–8.30pm

Come and learn simple, practical

steps for being ready and getting

through emergencies such as tsunami,

an alpine fault or other serious

earthquakes, storms or flooding.

For information on listing a community event visit

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876



Selwyn Times Wednesday May 12 2021



Latest Canterbury news at

Promotion justified as Horn makes a mark on debut

• By Chris Barclay

CHAMPIONS Southbridge

unveiled a potential star of

the future with 18-year-old

debutant Boston Horn scoring

five tries from fullback in the

85-15 thumping of Rakaia in

pool A of the Luisetti Seeds

division 1 competition.

Horn justified his promotion

after a string of impressive

performances for the division 2

side with a stunning step-up on


“Boston was outstanding.

He’s been playing really well for

div 2, he chucked his hand up

and deserved an opportunity.

He made the most of it and

he’s given us a real headache

in terms of the make-up of

our backline,” said coach Tom


“He’s got the uncanny ability

to pop up at the right place at

the right time and he’s probably

the fastest in the team. He’s got

the ability to burn players on

the outside.”

Turner and fellow coaches

Reece Allen and Brendon Stevens

now have to decide which

role Horn will play against winless

Hornby during sixth round

action at Southbridge Domain

on Saturday.

Darfield still lead pool A by a

point after a 38-19 victory over

Hampstead while Southern

head pool B by the same margin

in spite of dropping their first

game of the season, a 17-14

defeat by Prebbleton.

Saracens are the only unbeaten

club in pool C with a perfect

five-from-five record thanks to

a 33-14 win over Hurunui.


Centennial game – Lincoln 23

Springston 17.

Pool A – West Melton 48

Hornby 26; Southbridge

85 Rakaia 15; Darfield 38

Hampstead 19; Springston bye.

Pool B – Methven 17 Celtic

7; Prebbleton 17 Southern 14;

Waihora 52 Rolleston 19; Lincoln


Pool C – Oxford 37 Ashley 5;

Kaiapoi 20 Glenmark-Cheviot

13; Saracens 33 Hurunui 14;

Ohoka 41 Woodend 16.


Pool A – Darfield 20, Southbridge

19, Springston 14, Rakaia

10, West Melton 7, Hampstead

5, Hornby 2.

Pool B – Southern 18,

Prebbleton 17, Methven 10,

Waihora 9, Celtic 9, Lincoln 9,

Rolleston 0.

Pool C – Saracens 22, Kaiapoi

19, Glenmark-Cheviot 18,

Oxford 12, Ohoka 10, Ashley

7,Hurunui 5, Woodend 3.

Sixth round draw (all 2.45pm


Pool A – Springston v Darfield,

Springston Domain; West

Melton v Hampstead, West

Melton Domain; Southbridge v

Hornby, Southbridge Domain;

Rakaia bye.

Pool B – Rolleston v Methven,

Foster Park; Celtic v Lincoln,

Ashburton Celtic RFC; Waihora

v Prebbleton, Rhodes Park;

Southern bye.

Pool C – Hurunui v Ashley,

Culverden 1; Glenmark-

Cheviot v Saracens, Cheviot 1;

Ohoka v Oxford, Mandeville 1;

Woodend v Kaiapoi, Gladstone


Serious harness racing

crash puts driving on hold

• By Chris Barclay


straight back in the saddle after

a setback, although veteran

harness driver-trainer Kevin

Townley will take time to

consider if and when it is wise to

climb into a sulky after his latest


A 70-year-old requiring a hip

replacement is not unusual, but

the background to Townley’s

procedure in Christchurch Hospital

sets the West Melton-based

horseman apart.

“I was going up in the air and

the next thing I remember was

all these faces staring down at

me,” Townley recalled when

revisiting his crash with Murano

at Rangiora on April 18.

“I’ve seen the replay, I suppose

I was two or three metres in the

air, then I got run over. It [the

footage] doesn’t show that.”

The stewards’ report states Gift

Card fell and checked Murano

plus Tom Brady. Townley was

one of three drivers dislodged

by the incident. Murano, which

avoided injury, galloped on

before being corralled.

“[Murano] fell in a split second

– apparently it stood on a shoe.

You think very fast on the track

and in a split second I thought:

‘There’s no way out of this one’,”

Townley said.

He was treated at the track

and transported to Christchurch

Hospital with hip, rib and lung

damage. He was discharged on

April 30 to continue his rehabilitation

with wife Margaret.

“My left hip was smashed up

pretty bad so I got a total hip replacement

but there’s still a fracture

or two to heal. Hopefully

they’re healing all right with the

new apparatus on board,” he


Townley already has a plate

and several screws in his shoulder

following an accident during

track work. After a crash during

a trial at Motukarara, a horse

trod on his hand, breaking all

the bones.

He was also kicked in the

head by a horse before a race in

Westport in 2017, with a helmet

fortunately bearing the brunt of

the blow.

Townley shrugged off those

incidents – and several others

through the years – reasoning:

“It can be a bit of a rough industry,

you expect things like that.

I’ve bounced back pretty good

but there must be an age where

you don’t.”

That might be approaching,

with Townley conceding the

Rangiora spill was the worst he

has experienced.

“It’s not great timing to be fair

– at 70 you don’t bounce back

quite as well either. I don’t know

how much I’ll be able to do in

the future. That will work itself

out I guess.”

Townley returned to his stable


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last week to check on his small


“We’ll see how the next couple

of months go and how I get

around. I’ve got to lift my leg into

the sulky don’t I,” he said.

The surgical advice was to release

the reins but he would not

be pushed into retirement.

“I just have to judge it myself

really. There’s no rush, I’ve got

another month before the bones

are healed anyway.”

Townley started training in

with his father Doody in 1987

before training in his own right

from 1995. He has 263 winners

and another 230 with his dad.

Most of his horses are spelling

now although Harbour Queen

placed third at Methven on April

26, just the tonic as he followed

the race from his ward.

Townley has also been boosted

by the harness racing fraternity.

“I’ve been inundated by offers

of help,” he said.

Wednesday May 12 2021 Selwyn Times 19

20 Selwyn Times Wednesday May 12 2021

St Michael’s School

Your school at the heart of the city


St Michael’s is pleased to

offer academic, music and

choral scholarships

for 2022 for pupils in

Years 5, 6 & 7

Contact the Registrar for

application and audition



Tuesday 25 May


✓ Co-educational, Years 1-8

✓ Small classes

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Musical excellence

✓ Christian values

✓ Traditional classrooms;

academic rigour

✓ Before & after school care:

7.30am - 5.30pm

✓ Central city location

Taking enrolments for 2022.

Some places available for 2021.


Wednesday 26 May 249 Durham Street

Phone (03) 379 9790

Wednesday May 12 2021 Selwyn Times 21

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

Today 10am-1pm

To stay healthy we need to eat

well, so being a confident cook

is vital. Senior Chef provides a

free eight-week cooking course,

one of which begins today. Gain

skills, confidence and motivation

around cooking for one or two

people, learn about nutrition

for older adults, cook a meal in

pairs using your complimentary

cookbook, share a meal with

friends. Participants must

register with the Senior Chef coordinator

to go on the waitlist for

the class.

Lincoln Event Centre

Selwyn Library at Tawera


Today 2.30-4.30pm

Go along and choose some

new reading material off the

Edge Connector Vehicle, build

something with the Lego

collection or create an artwork

using light pads and watercolour

pens. Children under 8 must be

accompanied by a parent.Free.

No bookings required.

Tawera Memorial Hall,


Autism Kōrero

Today 10.30-11.30am

Join in for a presentation and

conversation about autism by

educators from Autism NZ. They


by 5pm each Wednesday

will look at what autism is and

will discuss myths, strengths,

and challenges. Drop-in.

Leeston Library

Kids Sign Language Classes

Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

In celebration of New Zealand

Sign Language week, join in

with this four-part series to

learn basic vocabulary in a fun

environment. Presented by kids,

for kids. This workshop will run

for four weeks each Thursday to

May 27. Suitable for ages 8+, free,

bookings essential.

Rolleston Library


Thursday 10.30-11.30am

Do you, or someone you know,

have breathing difficulties? Join

CanBreathe for an informative

and educational discussion

around asthma and other

respiratory conditions, plus tips

on how to maintain good lung

health. Drop-in.

Darfield Library

Family Bingo Night

Friday 6-7pm

Take the family try your luck

at this district council bingo

night. Line up all the numbers

on your card to win some

cool prizes. $5 per family plus

booking fee. Bookings essential.

Lincoln Event Centre


Scorch Broadband

0800 726 724

Christchurch Symphony

Orchestra – Music Trails

Friday 10.30am

Join in these ever-popular

shows by the Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra as part

of New Zealand Music Month.

These sessions are aimed at

pre-schoolers, however, all are

welcome. Free, bookings not


Lincoln Library

Journal Art Workshop

Saturday 10.30am-3pm

Immerse yourself in the

artistic world of journal-making!

Create a collaged journal, packed

with gift tags, cards, envelopes

and more. For 16+ years, $20

library members, $40 nonmembers.

Bookings essential.

Leeston Library

Amy’s Atmosphere


Monday 7pm

Lincoln Envirotown Trust

hosts Amy Burney to talk about

her BLAKE Ambassadorship

and spending three weeks

in December at the National

Institute of Water and

Atmosphere’s Wellington and

Lauder sites learning about

their research. Tickets are not

required, just come along.

Lincoln Event Centre

Employment Zone Seminar

Tuesday 10.30-11.30am

Delivered by the Ministry

of Social Development,

Employment Zone Seminars

provide information around

job seeking, redundancy, staff

retention and recruitment. 16+

years. Drop-in.

Darfield Library

Career Support Presentation

Tuesday 10am-noon

A career consultant will be

in house to give a presentation

with tips on identifying

employers’ most sought after

skills. Attendees will learn how

to identify their transferable

‘Famous for their roasts!’


Two courses: $


Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Conditions apply


Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus

designated play area.




Unplugged with the Ministry

of the Mind Saturday,

11am-1pm. Celebrate New

Zealand Music Month with

this Selwyn library tour

by Ministry of the Mind, a

group which promotes local

music in the Selwyn district

and Canterbury. Support

musicians performing live

and unplugged. The tour runs

each Saturday to May 22 and

features Moonflower, Lynette

Diaz, Veranda Cocktail and

Analise Twemlow. Free,

bookings not required.

All Selwyn libraries

skills, search proactively for

work, customise their CVs and

cover letters, and polish up their

interview techniques. Free,

bookings essential.

Leeston Library


Rolleston Sunday Market:

Sunday, 2.30am-12.30pm. Open

Sundays all year round, 631

Springston-Rolleston Rd.

Market@254 West Melton:

Saturday, 9.30am-1pm. Open

Saturdays all year round, 254

Lawford Rd, West Melton.

Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Open Saturdays all year round,

Gerald St, Lincoln.

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-1pm. Open Saturdays

all year round, 33 South Tce,


Prebbleton Community

Market: First Sunday of the

month, noon to 4pm, cnr Blakes

and Springs Rd, Prebbleton.

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



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rolleston business hub

Jones Road and Industrial Zone

Keep your feet deliciously cosy

and cowhide rugs. They also have a selection

of lower grade sheepskins which are very

popular as pet mats.

Possum Pam supply to numerous shops

across the board spanning the length of New

Zealand. They use NZ materials wherever

possible and are one of only four companies

left in New Zealand selling these type of

products because of the influence of Chinese


The devastation of Covid globally has

driven home how blessed we are to live

in such a safe country. At Possum Pam

everything is done onsite. It has become

increasingly important to buy local, reduce

Slide your feet into snuggly sheepskin

slippers on these frosty Autumn mornings.

Russell and Sue Dalzell, owner/operators of

Possum Pam, are enjoying being in Rolleston

and love the fact that they are now able to

have a retail outlet, bringing their wonderful

cosy slippers right to your doorstep.

Russell and Sue have been manufacturing

quality NZ Made sheepskin slippers since

1998, building the business up from a small

market stall to where they are today, currently

hiring 10 staff. “We have fantastic staff and

couldn’t be happier with the staff we have got.”

They shifted from their home-base in

Dunsandel to Rolleston in September. “We

had been looking for a place to base ourselves.

When this location came up in September we

jumped at it. We are in amongst a great bunch

of businesses who are all very supportive.

We are very pleased with how the locals have

come out and supported us.”

Possum Pam’s predominantly make

sheepskin slippers, from adorable baby

booties right through to adult sizes. There are

mid-calf boots and custom-made Bespoke

slippers for people who have special needs. “It

is surprising how many people come in here

or contact us, who can’t get what they need

in retail shops,” said Russell. They also sell

possum accessories, leather belts, sheepskins

carbon miles and retain as much of our

manufacturing base as we can. People are very

conscious of the benefit of buying products

that haven’t travelled halfway around the

world to get to here,

Russell and Sue fully stand behind their

product; check out their Facebook page or

pop in to see them. As long as the factory is

open, they are open. Possum Pam is located

at 823 Jones Road; open weekdays and from

9-3:30 on Saturdays.

Gary Elliot operates the

travelling head press.

(Behind Diesel fix)

SheepSkin & poSSum

Skin Factory Shop

• Sheepskin Slippers, Boots & Scuffs

• Possum Accessories

• Cow and Calf Hides

• Sheepskin Rugs

• Pure Sheepskin Pet Mats

Open 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

and 9am to 3.30pm Saturday

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› While You Wait WOF’s

› Courtesy Cars

› Diagnostics

› Repairs

› Servicing

› Batteries

› Tyres

Phone 347 4020

131 IPORT Drive

(Cnr Hoskyns & IPORT drive)

The Team: Hayden, Simon & Allan



Sat 8am-12 noon

(WOFs only)

839 Jones Road, Rolleston

P.O. Box 16 Rolleston

Phone Simon on 347 7110

or Mobile 027 272 9213














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Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food

Variety of 10kg


for cats and dogs

$47 50 -$57 50 DIESEL FIX

Phone (03) 347 0626

Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths)

Mon-Tue 9am-5pm, Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm

Is your vehicle not running

to it’s full potential?

Is it lacking power or

blowing black smoke?

Diesel Fix can give you a no Fuss assessment

• Specialist in fuel injection and efi

injector repairs

• Diesel and Petrol Injectors repairs

• Diesel injection pump repairs

• Large selection of service

exchange pumps and

injectors available

• Vehicle scanning and diagnostic

• Compression testing


Mon to Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm

821 Jones Road, Rolleston

Phone 0274 368 154 or 03 3477108

Wednesday May 12 2021 Selwyn Times 23









Fen Dining


Table 900 x 900 $355 $299

Table 1200 x 770 $379 $329

Table 1600 x 900 $489 $419

Table 1800 x 900 $569 $489

Chair $139 $119

WAS $619



Steiner Armchair







3 Colour options


WAS $999



WAS $149



Newb Barstool

WAS $2809



Calla Corner Sofa Bed Chaise

with storage ottoman



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Iris Sofa

3 Seater $809 $749

2 Seater $679 $629

1 Seater $459 $429

Lamp Table $249

Coffee Table $429

Console Table $429

5 Year Warranty

5 Year Warranty

Pillow Top Foam,

Continuous Spring,

Comfort Foam,

Wave Foam.

Pocket Spring,

Euro Top, Quilt

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Queen Bed Frame $779 $729

Chateau Queen Mattress $759 $709

4 Drawer Tallboy $709 $649





Pepper Collection




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Single $299 $279

King Single $349 $329

Double $399 $369

Melody Mattress

Queen $439 $399

King $469 $439

Super King $679 $629


King Single $539 $499

Double $679 $629

Queen $759 $709

MON-FRI 9:30AM – 5:30PM

SAT-SUN 10AM – 5:30PM

0800 268 264

King $839 $779

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TAI TAPU 149 Cossars Road

Quality in a Sought-After Location

On offer is this beautifully presented 4.068 hectare property,

featuring a large homestead set in an expansive easy care garden

boasting numerous specimen trees and a formal rose garden. The

five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has recently had major

enhancements including new double glazing being installed and

new roof tiles. The spaciousness of the home is evident as soon as

you walk into the large entranceway which leads to either the three

bedrooms located on the ground floor, the sun-drenched lounge, or

into the kitchen and separate dining room. A separate lounge is

located off the kitchen giving space for all the family. Upstairs the

master bedroom has pride of place with separate his-and-hers

wardrobes and en suites, as well as another bedroom and office. The

inground swimming pool has its own changing rooms, shower, and

toilet and is set in a sheltered setting. The large multipurpose shed

located near the stand of mature oak trees gives plenty of options for

a home-based business, as does the helicopter hangar situated near

the home. Possibilities may include storage and/or workspace for

trades-people or contractors, or it may be a suitable space for an

antique centre as it has a built-in auction room. so there are lots of

options for the use of the property.

5 4


12.00pm, Thursday 27 May Bayleys Auction Room,

3 Deans Avenue, Christchurch


1.00-1.30pm, Sunday 16 May

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269


DARFIELD 77 Bleakhouse Road

Versatile Cropping and Grazing Property

This 139.1857 hectare property offers excellent soils and is located in

the highly sought after Racecourse Hill area.

The older four-bedroom home was renovated in 2007 and is situated

in an established and sheltered setting. The property has been used

for cropping, lamb fattening, and cattle grazing in recent years.

This is a wonderful opportunity to secure a well-established property

in a fantastic location.


Plus GST (if any)

VIEW By Appointment Only

Sam Davidson

M 027 488 8269


Mark Clyne

M 027 531 2964


PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

Helping grow the country

1 Robin Mann Place, CHRISTCHURCH

Phone: 03 341 4301 | Email:

For more great listings, visit

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Helping grow the country

Wednesday May 12 2021 Selwyn Times

Latest Canterbury news at


Time of year to look after your roses

DRAINAGE: If you are planting roses don’t disturb the root system and apply plenty of compost. Snapdragons should

now be in full bloom.

EVEN THOUGH winter is

fast approaching, there are still

many important tasks to be

carried out in the garden, such

as harvesting the remaining

vegetables, completing annual

pruning, planting new fruit trees

and watching newly-planted

strawberries break into growth.

Continue distributing compost

around vegetables to help absorb

excess water from typical winter


Vegetables to harvest include

broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage,

carrots, cauliflower, celery,

leeks, lettuce, parsnips, silverbeet

and spinach. Continue sowing

seeds of broad beans, onions,

peas, radish and spinach directly

into well prepared and drained


Old crowns of rhubarbs can be

divided and replanted into permanent

positions around 600mm

apart. Rhubarb thrives in rich soil

so add plenty of compost when


Displays of annuals should

now be approaching full bloom,

including alyssum, calendulas, lobelia,

nemesias, pansies, poppies,

primulas, snapdragons, stock and

sweet peas. All these flowering

annuals can also be successfully

grown in containers or large tubs

and brings life to dull parts of the

garden or decks during winter


The best selection of deciduous

fruit trees are now available

in garden centres and it is a

good time to start planting. Next

month you should consider pruning

your existing deciduous fruit

trees such as; apples, apricots,

nectarines, peaches, pears and


With young trees, it’s important

to develop a strong structure that

will carry fruiting wood in successive


Older trees may require more

detailed pruning. This involves

pruning out old wood that is

no longer providing fruit and

removing overlapping laterals or

branches and any diseased wood.

You can also prune raspberries,

boysenberries, loganberries and

gooseberries now. In very general

terms, remove all old growth,

selecting vigorous growing wood.

With climbing berry plants, select

the strongest canes and tie them

to a supporting framework.

In June and July, garden centres

are overflowing with new season

ornamental trees and shrubs.

Preparation of planting sites is


In most parts of New Zealand,

the rose flowering season is

finished. If leaf drop is complete,

plants can now be pruned.

Remove all dead wood and inward

growing branches. Prune to

outward facing buds and remove

any wood that is narrower than

pencil thick. If any plants have

significant die back, remove it

and burn.

Apply a clean up spray of copper

oxychloride after pruning.

New seasons roses are now

available at garden centres. When

you purchase your rose, it may be

bare-rooted or potted.

Bare-rooted plants are generally

cheaper and will need to be

planted as soon as possible. With

potted varieties, be careful not to

disturb the root system when you

plant them.

Roses can grow in a variety of

soils as long as they have good

drainage, so add in plenty of


Give your rose a generous

watering to help the roots settle in

and put a generous layer (about

5cm deep) of mulch around the

base of the plant.

• More gardening, page 26



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POPPIES ARE always one of

the most popular seedlings sold

through garden centres.

And it’s not hard to see why.

They’re very pretty, they grow

easily, and they make good cut


Some of the varieties available

are Shirley, Anzac and peony. A

lot of gardeners are fans of peony

poppies. Their many fluffy layers

of petals look striking – they’re

a great alternative if you don’t

get enough frosts to grow true


Shirley poppies are also lovely

and have a very delicate look

to them. But a New Zealand

favourite would be Anzac –

particularly planted en masse.

They are a very special sight to

see in a garden.

Other popular varieties are

oriental and Iceland.

When you’ve got your poppy

plants look around the garden

for a sunny, well-drained spot.

Somewhere near the house is

good if you get any wind as it

will provide protection.

Once you’re ready to plant,

simply dig a small hole and plant

each seedling around 30cm


Next give them a water to

help them get established. After

that they shouldn’t require too

much watering. If you do water

them be careful not to overhead

water as the pressure of the water

might squash them.

Your poppies will start to put

on their pretty display of flowers

in around six to eight weeks.

Remember to remove the flower

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TRICKY: If you are growing coriander in a pot make sure it

is deep and use potting mix.

Take care with coriander

CORIANDER IS a love it or hate

it type of plant.

There isn’t any other herb or

vegetable that divides people as

much. And it can also be quite a

tricky herb to grow as it loves to

bolt (head to seed), which probably

doesn’t help its reputation

with its detractors.

But it’s a plant every kitchen or

vegetable garden should have.

Here are some tips for successful

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Firstly, plant it now. While you

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the year, now during autumn

and winter when the weather is

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to grow. The steady, cool weather

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Coriander will grow well in a

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If you’re growing in the garden,

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Next ensure the soil is aerated

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I HAVE THE council to thank

for completion of a landscaping

project on my front lawn.

Even though I still can’t work

out why, our footpaths were replaced

and I was left with a bit of

a tidy-up job near my front fence

and berm.

I needed top soil and grass seed

to finish the job. Fortunately, I

had a Mazda BT-50 ute on hand,

and on a trip to the garden centre

a half load of soil was gently

placed on the deck. It’s fair to say

this old body of mine wasn’t too

willing to work the shovel and

unload the soil, but it is now a

case of job done.

That’s one of the reasons why

today’s ute has become so popular,

it’s the versatile carryall for

when jobs crop up or something

needs to be transported on a


What’s more, the double cab

configuration means five occupants

can be transported at will

and, as in the BT-50’s case, comfort

levels are high right across

the range.

Regular readers will recall I

drove the range-topping BT-50

Limited in February, this evaluation

focuses on the mid-spec

GTX four-wheel-drive model,

it lists at $58,490, which is a

$2500 saving, bearing in mind

the seven-model range starts at

$47,490 (2WD). All are double

cabs with wellside decks.

The Mazda BT-50 is all new,

gone is the old Ford Rangerbased

variant. The BT-50’s release

coincides with a new Isuzu

D-Max, I mention that because

underneath, the platform of the

BT-50 is all Isuzu, although I

know that the Mazda Motor Co

in Japan has done a lot of refinement

work on the driveline and,

of course, the body shell is far

from similar.

Even in mid-spec form the

BT-50 is well appointed. Sure,

you don’t get leather and that

suits me fine, but elsewhere there

are plenty of items that will keep

buyers happy and for those who

see the modern double cab as a

family vehicle then the BT-50 easily

fits the bill.

Major items of fitment include

satellite navigation, keyless entry

and ignition and dual zone climate

control. More importantly,

Mazda’s high-spec suite of safety

kit is included, easily keeping

up with the safety functions of

all of its competition. You could

happily say Mazda are leading the

charge in terms of ute safety.

Powering the BT-50 is a fourcylinder,

3-litre turbocharged

diesel. The outputs are rated at

FORMIDABLE: The Mazda BT-50 is a useful off-road

performer with its low ratio four-wheel-drive system.

MAZDA BT-50: Three grades from $47,490.

140kW and 450Nm, if these look

familiar, yes, it’s pretty much

the same engine as in the D-

Max. In contrast to the manual

gearbox option that Isuzu offers,

all BT-50s here in New Zealand

are six-speed automatics. I guess

that’s the trend, but it would be

good for those who still prefer a

manual to have a choice.

That aside, the driveline in the

BT-50 is smooth and sophisticated.

I guess Mazda has done

the business in terms of soundproofing,

for the engine just

seems to tick over quietly and it is

a smooth operating unit.

The power outputs are up to

par and would meet the demands

and load carrying claims. The BT-

50 is rated for a 3500kg braked

trailer and will take just about

one-tonne on the deck. My load

didn’t stretch that parameter but

I can report that with something

on the deck the ride is calm and


It’s hard to get a leaf spring/

live rear axle set-up working well

under empty and load-carrying

conditions but the BT-50 excels

in both areas, the ride is smooth

and other than a jiggle through

the tyres over road ripples you’d

find it hard to complain.

Up front a traditional double

wishbone system is fitted and

it, too, has good compliance

along with the geometry to

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and satisfactory handling


A ladder chassis vehicle isn‘t

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and rear-end stability is settled.

Dry ground conditions in

Canterbury during the time I

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I was a little wary of driving

off-road, but there is a short

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Burnham which I tackled in low

ratio, the ground was flat so I was

unable to utilise the downhill

descent function, but I can report

that from my previous experience

in the Limited model and D-Max

both are useful off-road chargers.

One area you can guarantee

Mazda has been pro-active in the

production of BT-50 is in terms

of fuel consumption. Mazda’s

manufacturing philosophy is

that of minimising our carbon


The BT-50 is rated with an

eight-litre per 100km combined

cycle average. The fuel

usage readout was sitting at

9.8l/100km when it was returned

to the dealership, that aided by a

8.2l/100km instantaneous readout

at 100km/h (engine speed


Mazda could easily be excused

for abandoning their ute/pick-up

development. The fact they build

amazing cars and sports utility

vehicles for the mainstream

market fits with their company


Nevertheless, given the number

of utes sold globally it’s a productive

market to be in and Mazda

has been served well with steady

sales of all generations of its

Bounty and BT-50.

Mazda should also be well

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Operative Selwyn District Plan

PLAN CHANGE 69: Re-notification

Following the notification of Plan Change 69 (PC69) on Wednesday 28 April 2021,

Selwyn District Council was made aware of a minor error in the public notice regarding

the site area (notified as 186ha). As a consequence, the Council is re-notifing the

request to avoid any issues that this error may cause to further processes, and has

extended the period for submissions until 10 June 2021.

Rolleston Industrial Developments Limited has lodged a private plan change request

with Selwyn District Council pursuant to Clause 21 of the First Schedule, Resource

Management Act 1991

Plan Change 69 (PC69) proposes to change the Selwyn District Plan to rezone

approximately 190 ha of land at Lincoln from Rural (Outer Plains) Zone to Living X,

Living Z and Business 1 zones, to facilitate the future development of approximately

2,000 residential sites plus a small commercial zone.

The land proposed to be rezoned is located generally on the south side of the

Lincoln township (to the immediate south of the Te Whāriki and Verdeco residential

subdivisions), to the east and west of Springs Road, and to the north of Collins Road.

The western and eastern boundaries of the subject land are an ephemeral waterway

termed Western Boundary Drain and the LII River respectively.

PC69 proposes amendments to the Selwyn District Plan that include:

· amending the District Planning Maps to rezone the subject land

· incorporating outline development plans to coordinate and guide the future

development of the areas

The plan change request and the assessment of why it is needed can be read at

Council’s Rolleston Headquarters and Rolleston Library and can be viewed online at

service centres and public libraries in Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston or at


Any person or organisation may make a submission supporting or opposing any aspect

of this plan change. Submissions must be written and in accordance with Form 5 of the

Resource Management Regulations and is available from any Council Service Centre or

on the website.

Submissions may be:

Posted to: Planning Department, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

Delivered to: A Council service centre in Darfield, Lincoln, Leeston or Rolleston.

Faxed to: (03) 347 2799 (if you fax your submission please post or deliver a copy to

the details above)

Emailed to:

At a later date, all submissions received will be summarised and published. Further

submissions will then be invited, allowing certain persons and organisations to support

or oppose any of the initial submissions. A Council hearing will then be arranged

to consider all submissions, after which the Council will decide whether to reject or

approve the plan change. Any submitter who is not satisfied with the Council’s decision

may then appeal to the Environment Court.

For further information regarding this plan change or the process outlined above, please

contact Jocelyn Lewes on 0800 SELWYN (735 996).

The amended closing date for submissions is 5pm on Thursday 10 June 2021.

Notice for consultation on a proposed Enrolment

Scheme amendment – Lincoln High School

The Ministry of Education has identified that Lincoln High School requires some

changes to their enrolment scheme and has given the school board notice of


After consultation with the board, we have developed a proposed enrolment

scheme amendment for Lincoln High School under the Education and Training

Act 2020.

As part of this process, we are consulting with the school’s community and with

people living in the area for which the school is a reasonably convenient school.

Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the proposed

home zone. The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the

provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

A copy of the proposed enrolment scheme is available at

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3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

3 car garaging or 2 plus workshop

Less than 10 years old

Price $750,000 - $850,000


Kate Cameron 027 688 8057


3-4 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms

Potential to add value

2 car garaging (not essential)

Price $500,000 - $700,000


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3-4 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms

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Section 800m2 - 1000m2

Price up to mid $600,000’s


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3-4 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms

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Section 800m2 - 1000m2

Price $500,000 - $600,000


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Tai Tapu

3 bedroom entry level home

1-2 bathrooms

Section 700m2 approximately

Price $600,000 - $700,000


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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 living areas, nice spec

Small easy care section

Price $600,000 - $670,000


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3+ bedrooms

2+ bathrooms

Price up to $650,000


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Price $700,000 - $1,000,000


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Floor area less than 170m2

Section size to park 18ft caravan

Price up to $800,000


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Section 700m2 plus

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Price $800,000 - $1,000,000


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Price $600,000 - $630,000


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2 living areas

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Price up to $800,000


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Stellar lifestyle starter

Quaint cottage charm and rural vistas are yours to enjoy at this 4.02 hectare property in Greenpark, which provides

buyers with the perfect introduction to lifestyle living. The home is encompassed by a mature garden featuring fruit

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Presenting your home for sale?

The presentation of your home

doesn’t mean spending thousands

on an upgrade either! So why

wouldn’t you want to do everything

possible to make it appealing to

prospective purchasers?

Street appeal

The exterior of your home is the first

thing buyers will see, so the property

needs to look well-kept and inviting. Take

a look at your place from the street and

see it through a buyer’s eyes. So, cut the

lawns, trim trees, plants and hedges, add

some garden lights and place a nice pot or

plant by the front door. Ensure the house

exterior is cleaned or freshened with new

paint if necessary, hose down drives, paths

and fences, put stylish new numbers on

the house and perhaps buy a funky new

letter box!

Make an entrance

Even if your entrance or hallway is

small, you can still give it some wow! A

large mirror adds light and makes an

entrance look twice the size. Fresh flowers,

candles or a stylish piece of art create an

inviting first impression. Ensure floors are

clean whether timber, tiles or carpet.

Create space

Light, air and space are three key

factors in presenting a home to the

best advantage. Open up curtains

and windows and use lamps and light

fittings for mood and ambience. Arrange

furniture to maximise space and remove

items that make the room appear


Fresh feel

Freshen rooms with new paint if

necessary, but aim for neutral tones which

are more versatile for buyers. Add a splash

of colour in cushions, throws, artwork or

a vase of flowers. Invest in a new duvet or

bedspread and always make the bed!

Clear out clutter

Storage space sells but clutter

complicates! Clean out your cupboards,

shelves and garage, and get rid of

unnecessary clutter. Buyers inspect

wardrobes and cupboards so tidy them up

and reduce the number of photos, books,

nicknacks on display – they distract

buyers, too!

Beautify the bathroom

Replace or resurface fittings if necessary,

but otherwise you can simply beautify

your bathroom with thorough and

fastidious cleaning, thick opulent towels,

a tray of beautiful soaps and some lush,

green plants. Invest in a new shower

curtain or laundry hamper, and maybe a

sleek, modern towel rail.

Clean clean clean

Cleaning is a mandatory part of

selling your home: have carpets, rugs

and upholstery commercially cleaned

and sanitised, clean drapes and blinds to

look like new, polish glass and furniture,

wash down all surfaces and fittings in

the bathroom and kitchen, clean all light

fittings, wash windows inside and out,

deodorise your home to eliminate any

odours from pets, cooking or smoke.

Outdoor spaces

Even a small patio, deck or terrace

can be enhanced with a café table and

chairs. Add some colourful accessories –

placemats, candle lamps, pots and plants,

and there you have an extra living area.

If space is not limited, hang a hammock,

string some outdoor lights, position a

garden sculpture or create a water feature

that buyers will love.

Hire a handyman

Squeaking doors, dripping taps, cracked

tiles, broken fences, leaking toilets or

appliances that don’t work are a turn-off

for buyers. If you can’t repair or replace

things yourself, then hire a handyman to

make sure everything in your home works

as it should.

Finish it first

Buyers want to see a finished home,

not one that’s still being fixed! So finish

everything before you list your home

for sale, then launch it onto the market

when it looks its absolute best – you have

nothing to lose and everything to gain!


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Boundary lines are indicative only

Boundary lines are indicative only

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Prebbleton 540-544 Hamptons Road

Horse heaven

4 2 2 2

For those with vision

5 2 2

Those who love horses are bound to be impressed

with this superb family home and exceptional lifestyle

property equipped with everything you could need

for the equine life. At 6.4446 hectares, offering ample

space for many uses. The spacious home features

polished concrete floors and a fresh, neutral palette

for an enduring modern look. The well thought out

layout includes the luxurious master bedroom with a

private ensuite bathroom and sliding door access to

the garden. This property is superbly equipped with a

large arena and a range of outbuildings.

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 3 Jun 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View by appointment

Ben Turner 027 530 1400

Craig Blackburn 027 489 7225


If you have been looking for a project where you can

add value or want a stepping stone into lifestyle living,

then this 6.98 hectares in three titles offers enormous

potential. The property is offered to the market on an

'as is, where is' basis including the current dwelling

with brick exterior, existing services and access

arrangements (if any). Prebbleton, Templeton and

Rolleston are situated close by. This property is ready

and waiting for your inspiration - embrace the space

and convenient location.

Deadline Sale (will not be sold prior)

1pm, Wed 26 May 2021

View Sat 3-3.30pm

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500



8 Habgood Street, Lincoln

This sunny sheltered, private

property is situated in central

Lincoln close to amenities and

University. Fixed term tenanted

until end of Nov 2021. This will

be of interest to investors and

owner-occupiers with an eye for

quality real estate.

Deadline Sale: All offers

presented on or before 4pm Fri

21st May 2021 (unless sold prior)

Call Joe

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021 324 529


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61a Fairfield Way, Rolleston

12 Viceroy Place, Halswell


Stunning Style & Space!

**All offers to be presented 5pm, 25th May

(unless sold prior)

Desirably positioned in a well-established pocket

of Halswell, as well as surrounded by fast growing

suburbs with modern amenities, this substantial

property offers the perfect combination of

surroundings, space and superior style. Spread

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bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living options

to accommodate large-scale family living in superbly

comfortable surroundings. Brilliantly located on

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viewing list. Contact Mike for further details.


Family Living Galore!

**All offers to be presented 5pm, 26th May (unless sold prior)

Sited on a 922sqm section, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is generously proportioned for family living

and beautifully presented for your immediate enjoyment. The layout is beautifully arranged with effortless

integration between the open plan kitchen & dining space which links seamlessly with the lounge. Fully fenced

with low maintenance landscaping, the outdoor living is ready for you to enjoy. Warm & inviting throughout,

this home is ready for its new family – could this be you? If so, don’t delay as these properties are in hot

demand – contact Mike today for more information.

5 St Clio Street, Ilam


Mid-Century Modern Class!

**All offers to be presented 3pm, 19th May

(unless sold prior)

Contemporary finesse meets mid-century

architecture at this meticulously modernised 1960s

residence that promotes a lifestyle of undeniable

ease in sought after Ilam. Perfectly placed on

a generous 916sqm private rear section, this 3

bedroom home offers an abundance of space and

style. With features such as in-slab heating, an

expansive Purpleheart timber deck, and stacker

doors to the outdoor living, just to name a few, this

lovely home is a must to view to truly appreciate all

that is on offer here! Give Mike a call today to book

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0800 645 346

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

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027 577 0216

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027 749 6468

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022 130 0766

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027 337 6093

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Securing your

home this winter


Being burgled is an invasion of your

private space, the place where you feel

most safe – your home. It’s important to

secure your property when away as well as

when home.

Assets can be replaceable, treasured

keepsakes conveying irreplaceable

memories, not so. Motor vehicles and

electronics are often the target but it is

surprising what a thief will take.

The thought of someone entering our

home is unsettling, the mess and damage

left behind a real hassle. Even when well

insured, there is a cost: the excess, loss of

a no claim bonus; write-down of an asset’s

value; the inconvenience of no wheels or

other possessions; the wait time before

insurance pay out; and the time involved

in looking for replacement items.

These are good reasons to make our

homes as secure as possible. The adage: ‘if

they want to get in, they will’ is true yet

some thieves are opportunistic, looking

for easy targets.

Simple ways to secure your

home and vehicles are:

• Lock your house and garage when going

out, heading away or at home.

• Keep vehicles locked when in the

driveway or on the street, never leaving

the keys in them and ensuring valuables,

bags or other tempting items are hidden.

• Shut all windows at night and when

going out or away; especially those

accessible from the street.

• Activate any alarm system keeping

the codes confidential. Never share

the master code. Set temporary codes

for guests and when issuing a key to a

neighbour or trusted tradesperson.

• Padlock sheds with all tools inside so

they cannot be used for breaking-in.

• Lock firearms in an out-of-the-way

place then secure the key in a separate


• Organise a house sitter or ask a

neighbour, family member or friend to

keep an eye on your property and clear

the letterbox. Alternatively, put a stop on

your mail with NZ Post.

• If away longer than two weeks, arrange

for a neighbour or contractor to mow

the lawns.

• Secure the spa and swimming pools,

locking covers or draining them.

More serious ways to protect

your home include:

• Fitting sensor lights.

• Installing lockable security doors.

• Installing an alarm system.

• Installing security surveillance cameras

like those where you can download an

APP onto your cell phone so you can

remotely view your home while away.

These are ideal when you are not likely

to have power or Internet access.

• Fit an automated irrigation system on

a timer, programming it to turn on

each day. This will give the impression

someone is home and keep your plants


Burglaries can be opportunist due to

lax security. Locking doors and windows

helps. Setting the alarm is common sense

– if the facility is there, why not use it.

Adopting other security measures can

be worth the effort and might keep your

home safe over the holidays.

Fit an automated

irrigation system.

Arrange to have

your lawns mowed.

Keep your home & vehicles locked.




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11.00am – 11.30am

11.15am – 11.45am

11.30am – 12.00pm

12.00pm – 12.30pm

12.00pm – 12.30pm

12.00pm – 12.45pm

2/1014 Weedons Ross Rd, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

540 – 544 Hamptons Road, Prebbleton

Bayleys Canterbury

sunday 16 Th May

7 Pablo Place, Hoon Hay

Property Brokers

45 Balcairn Street, Halswell

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

1/279 Main South Road, Hornby

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

91 Tennyson Street, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2/7 Brogar Place, Casebrook

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

21 Beak Street Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.00pm – 1.45pm

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2.00pm – 2.45pm

28 Shepherd Avenue, West Melton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

149 Cossars Road, Tai Tapu

Bayleys Canterbury

90 Moorhouse Avenue, Selwyn Hutts

Bayleys Canterbury

56 Langdales Road West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

23C Ruakaka Street, Hornby

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

58A Stonebrook Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

70 Rotherham Drive, West Melton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

18 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

805A East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2/1014 Weedons Ross Rd, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

1.00pm – 1.30pm

215 Lincoln Rolleston Road, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

12.30pm – 1.00pm

59 Zabeel Street, Lincoln

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2.00pm – 3.00pm

20 Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston

Property Brokers

1.00pm – 1.45pm

23C Ruakaka Street, Hornby

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

1.00pm – 1.30pm

49 Beaumont Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

3.00pm – 3.30pm

2 Reserve Lane, Prebbleton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2.00pm – 3.00pm

20 Northmoor Boulevard, Rolleston

Property Brokers

1.00pm – 1.30pm

21 Cassidy Aveunue, Lincoln

Matson & Allan Rolleston

3.00pm – 3.30pm

370 Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

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Lincoln 03 595 6954


Harcourts Hornby 03 349 9919

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711

Harcourts Lincoln 03 662 9933


Rolleston 03 347 9949

Darfield 03 318 8204

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