North Canterbury News: June 03, 2021

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And that ends the drought

Region awash ... Afirefighter

watches the rising Ashley River

from the Cones Road bridge, near

Rangiora. The river peaked at

Ashley Gorge at nearly 1100 cubic

metres per second, and hit nearly

1500 cubic metres per second at

Cones Road. PHOTO: NEIL CLARKSON

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Whenthe Lumsden family

looked out the windowlate on

Saturday and saw the Ashley

River coming towards their

Okuku home, they grabbed their

fourcats and five dogs,threw

them in theircar, and drove to

the neighbours.

‘‘Within minutes, the river was

araging torrent.Wewere lucky to

get out,’’JoanneLumsden says.

Neighbours then banded

together, wading through waistdeepwater

in the dark, to guide

the family’s 11 panicking horses

to safety, along with the family’s

fourcows and 15 sheep.

The Lumsden family,with

their cats anddogs, spent the

night with the Gyde family down

the road.

Theywere relieved on Sunday

morning to find their Garrymere

Roadhome had beenspared,

withwater lapping the bottomof

the deck. Butthe power of the

water leftatelling mark when

they found partofone of their

beehives up atree,having been

swept over deer fencing. A

couple of hives ended up in a

lake created by the river, but the

remaining ones have vanished.

Logs, flattened fencesand

debris litter propertiesonthe

south side of the road,and

beyond to Bullock Creek.

Around 200mm to 300mm of

rain fell on Saturday, Sunday and

Monday .

Six people trying to rescue

alpacas on Sunday, whichwere

threatened by the flooded river

near its confluence with the

Okuku River, were helped to

safetybyemergency services,

includingthe Westpac Rescue

helicopter, after theybecame

trapped by floodwaters. The34

alpacas were choppered out in

slingsbyalocal operator on

Monday.

Earlier on Sunday, the rescue

helicopter had beencalledto

look for aman swept down the

OkukuRiver in his four­wheel

drive. He managed to get out and

clingtohis vehiclefor atime,

before being sweptaway,

suffering aharrowing time being

tossed about in the river.

He managed to clamber out of

the river through willowsand

blackberry to apaddock more

than akilometredownstream,

wherehewas found,battered,

bruised and hypothermic.

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Liquor store approved on appeal

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Consent has been given fora

Thirsty Liquor bottle store to

open in Amberley.

The Alcohol Regulatory and

Licensing Authority(ARLA)

has, on appeal, allowed

Townill Ltdtoopen the store.

Townill Ltdapplied in

February lastyear to the

Hurunui District Licensing

Committeefor an off­licence

for the outletinthe former

Mumma­T premises on the

corner of Carters Road and

Markham Street.

The committeedeniedthe

application afterconsidering

93 objections, 56 of whichthey

found valid under the Sale and

Supply of AlcoholAct.

Townill appealed to the

(ARLA),which grantedthe

application last month, aftera

hearing in mid­April. Alcohol

WiseHurunui Inc and others

wererespondents.

The ARLA found granting

the applicationwould not

increase the risk of alcohol

abuse.There was no evidence

of alcohol­related harm being

rifeinthe town. ‘‘Quitethe

opposite,’’ it said in its

reserved decision.

It said any future harm, if it

occurred, could be addressed

on renewal of the licence.

Regular renewals required

under the law addressedany

issues, but the risk‘‘must be

real’’, the authority said.

‘‘In the presentcase the risk

is low and effectively amounts

to amere concern that things

might deteriorate.’’

The Local Alcohol Plan did

not restrict where licensed

outlets could be in relation to

other facilities, or restrict the

density of licensed premises, it

said, ‘‘again noting there is no

density issueinAmberley’’.

The ARLA saiditwould be

unreasonable to refusethe

application when the amenity

and good order of the locality

was unlikely to be impactedto

morethan aminor extent.

Eachapplication had to be

considered on its merits.

The building must be

painted black,with the Thirsty

Liquor logosand trading

names on top.Apartfrom

specials, no liquor advertising

is to be placed in the window

facing outwards, andthe

licensee has to clear litter in a

100­metre radiusofthe car

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Breakfast time ... The Rangiora Baptist Church Hall was one of three evacuation centres set up

for evacuees last Sunday evening because of flooding. Waimakariri District Council Civil Defence

volunteer Gale serves Ohoka evacuee Sheralyn Sturt with adonated donut for breakfast on

Monday morning.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Sleepless night after evacuation

By SHELLEY TOPP

Sheralyn Sturt didnot waste

timethinking aboutwhatto

do after shereceived the

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil

Civil Defence team’s phone

alarm on Sunday night to

evacuateher Ohoka home.

Sheralyn had her daughter,

Jessica,and granddaughter,

Natalie, at homewithher at

the time. They grabbedsome

sleeping bags and afew other

essentialitemsbefore

drivingtothe Rangiora

Baptist Church.

It was one of threevenues

designatedasevacuation

Read local

centres by theWaimakariri

DistrictCouncilCivil

Defenceteamafterthe

weekendflooding.

The MandevilleSport

Centrewas alsoused.

Sheralyn said therewere

about 10 otherevacuees

sleeping overnightinthe

churchhall,with several

othersintheir carsinthe

churchcarpark.

‘‘Wehave beenwell looked

after,’’ shesaid on Monday

morning.

However, shehad a

sleepless night worrying

about whatwouldhappen to

her home if theEyre River

stopbanksfailed.

The council’s initial

8.30pmphone alarm warned

recipientsinat­riskareas

thatthe Eyre Riverand

Ashley/Rakahuri River

stopbankswereatriskof

failing.

Everyone along the Eyre

River fromWolffsRoad and

north of theEyre River were

instructed to leave

immediately, thewarning

said.

Fernside residents,

between Mt ThomasRoad,

Oxford Roadand Merton

Road, werealsotoldto

evacuate immediately.

He was flown to hospital in a

serious condition, but was

discharged on Sundaynight.

Flooded rivers were

droppingthis week as

propertyowners set about

assessingdamage.

Major townsescaped with

largely surface flooding, and

there were no major bridge

closures.Many roads closed.

Ahuge washout cut the key

road to Lees Valley,and

approaches have been

washed away on Whistler

Bridge in the valley.

Nearer Rangiora, areas

includingSouthbrook had

been declared at­riskareas as

the Ashley Riverpeaked.

At Pines Beach and Kairaki,

some residents in lowlying

areas were evacuated

on Monday as high tide

threatened. Six families were

also evacuated from Okuku as

the river rose again.

An accident at Greta Valley

on Monday, in which atruck

driver died,closed State

Highway1for atime. Police

believe atree fell on his cab.

Council staff,contractors

and engineers were this week

assessingroads, bridges and

other infrastructure.

Evacuation centres have

closed afterhousing people

under threat when stopbanks

on the Eyre and Ashley rivers

threatened to breach on

Sunday night.

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Challenging conditions ... Sheep in aFernside paddock last Monday.

By DAVID HILL

The drought is finally over, for

this week at least,says

Hurunui farmer Stu Fraser.

The Federated Farmers

NorthCanterbury meat and

wool vice­chairmansays this

week’s deluge has given his

farm awelcome boostafter a

long,dry autumn.

‘‘We are certainlyhappy to

see the rain.There’s not alot

we can do for an eventlike this,

otherthan just prepare

ourselves as bestwecan and

make sure our stockare fed

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building up his feed supplies to

ensurehehad plenty on hand.

While it was too early to tell

howmuch damage the farm

hadsuffered, he is optimistic

he will come through his latest

challenge.

‘‘We are governedbythe

weather and Mother Nature, so

if you wanttokeep farming

you’ve got to adapt. Themain

thing for now will be winter

feed.

‘‘With it beingdry for so long

it takes alot of water, but the

ground is so dryitstruggles to

soak in, so the majorityofthis

rainwill justrun off.

‘‘But at least somethingwill

soak in and, if we haveamild

winter, we should get alittle bit

of growth and, if not, hopefully

this will set us up for spring.’’

Scanning was scheduled to

begin thisweek ahead of

lambing in August for his 5600

mixed­age compositeewes,

while he is about to buy in

some bullsfor his 400 Angus­

Hereford­Shorthorn­cross

breeding cows.

Further downstreamat

Cheviot, the flooded Hurunui

River burst through pump

sheds,floodedpaddocks and

damaged fences.

But Federated Farmers

North Canterburysenior vicepresident

Rebecca Greenwas

optimistic the farm on which

she contractmilkswith

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havebeen ahuge impact

compared to otherareas.The

cowsare all OK, but the cleanup

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wait for the water to run off the

farm.Itwill just taketime.

‘‘Ourmain concernisgetting

the roads open, so people can

get access, and being able to fix

fences.’’

The heavy rain will have

caused some disruption with

changeover day,though she

believes many willhave moved

before the weekend.

With winter upon them, Mrs

Greensayseverything is still

on track.

‘‘Forus, we are not too badly

affected. Our mainthinggoing

forward is making sure

everyone is OK andmaking

sure everyone has access to

whatthey need.’’

Few expect significant growth from rain

By DAVIDHILL

NorthCanterbury’s droughtstatus

remains in place, for now.

Aftertwo yearsofdrought and now

flooding, the North Canterbury Rural

Support Trustiscontinuing to provide

support to theregion’s farmers.

Last month,Agriculture Minister

Damien O’Connorextended the drought

classificationtoNovember 30. Although

this week’s rain may bring somechanges,

support is still available, trust

chairwoman Gayle Litchfield says.

‘‘Thisisgoing to be adifferent event,so

it will be interesting to see what the

governmentannounces aroundthis.

‘‘The feedissues will still be there. The

paddocks willgreenup, but Idon’t think

anyoneisexpecting significantgrowth.’’

While flooding caused considerable

damageinMid­Canterbury, Mrs Litchfield

believed most farmers in North

Canterbury came through relatively

unscathed. The main concern was for

farmers aroundthe Ashley and Selwyn

rivers. ‘‘Theback roads are still abit hit

and miss, but farmers are prettyresilient.

They justget theirgumboots on and get on

with it.’’

MrsLitchfield’s main message is

simple.‘‘Look out for your neighbours

andaboveall be kindtoyourselves. And

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Pair create asub-tropical oasis

By SHELLEY TOPP

Lifelong North Canterbury

conservationistsAllen and Isabel

Cooksonhavedeveloped asub­tropical

garden after creating amicro­climatein

the area around their home.

The husband and wife,who live on the

southbank of the Ashley/Rakahuri

River, near Oxford, created the microclimate

by planting an extensiveshelter

belt on their sectionand developing a

largenative forest next door on land

ownedbyEnvironment Canterbury

(ECan).

Theirsprawling home garden is

crammed with ahuge selection of

plants, includingvegetables,berries,

tomatoesand herbs, pluscitrus,avocado

and other fruit trees, while the native

forest they have established next door,

with permissionfromthe regional

council, is teemingwith biodiversity and

native birdlife.

The couple, who are both retired

school teachers,wanted to create alarge

garden to live more sustainably when

theyboughtthe property in 1995.

They say theirgarden is testament to

what can be achieved with the right

shelter, as the previous owners had

been unabletodevelopagarden of any

significance there.

‘‘We would recommend anyone

strugglingtoget agardenstarted should

plantsome shelter belts and let the sun

do its work,’’ Isabelsaid.

When the couple bought their

property,the ECan­owned blocknext

door was aneglected wildernessof

gorseand broom. Allen,who has longheld

concerns about the environment

and is passionate about the

sustainability of civilisation,humanity,

and the ecosystemsonwhich we

depend, wantedtocreate anative forest

on the block to do somethingpositive for

the environment.

It has been arewarding labour of love

for the couple, who have singlehandedly

created the nativeforest,

includingtotara, matipo,kowhai,

coprosma, manuka, cabbage trees, karo,

and ribbonwood.

WhileAllenpropagated many of the

plants for theforest, the couple also

purchased manytreesfrom native­plant

nurseries aroundCanterbury.

The forestand their garden is a

magnificent legacy for Allen, 82, and

Isabel, 78.

Allen, who was asecondary school

science teacher, has also written abook

outlining his concerns about the

environment. Prosperity, Poverty or

Extinction? Humanity’s Choices was

written in 2012 and revised in 2016.It

integrates economicsand science in an

analysis of humanity’s ecological

predicaments.

The book, experiencingrenewed

interest in the eraofclimate­change

concern,isavailable at Amazon.com and

has earned international praise, with

one reviewer calling it ‘‘a paradigmbustingvision

for the futurethatdoesn’t

shy away from the hardchoices

humanity might havetomake to secure

its survival’’.

Allendecided to writeitafter afamily

talk aboutthe decliningstate of the

worldled to achallenge from one of his

sons to do somethingtohelp securea

better future for his grandchildren. In it,

Allenpointsout that Earth’s resources

must notbecontinuously plundered.

‘‘With apopulation of seven billion

and aglobal economy becoming more

dependent on ever­increasing

consumption, we must change course if

we wanttoachieve widespread

prosperity.’’

Labour of love ... Allen and Isabel Cookson created amicroclimate

for their sub­tropical garden.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

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countless cabaret shows,

including the latest, Life is

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Izzy will host the

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evening to introduce a

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George steps up ...in gumboots

By SHELLEY TOPP

Bayleys Rangiora real estate

agent George Black plans to run

100km in his gumboots to raise

money for the North Canterbury

Rural Support Trust.

George will begin his run at The

Peaks,Hawarden, at 4am on

Thursday, June 10, and hopes to

finish 12 hours later at the

Bayleys Real Estate office in

Deans Avenue, Christchurch,

near Hagley Park.

After leaving Hawarden, he will

run through the Weka Pass and

on to Amberley, hopefully by

around 8am.

‘‘I will turn right in Amberley

and head to Rangiora the back

way, and from Rangiora Iwill get

on to the cycleway which runs

through Kaiapoi and down the

new northern corridor to

Christchurch and finish at the

Bayleys Canterbury Building on

Deans Avenue, hopefully by

4pm.’’

He decided to do the charity

run after he ran 76km from

Waikari to Christchurch (not in

his gumboots) ‘‘just to say I

could’’.

After that effort, his sister,

Annie, suggested he do another

endurance run, this time for

charity.

He chose the North Canterbury

Rural Support Trust because of

the high suicide rate among

farmers. ‘‘I grew up on aNorth

Canterbury farm and understand

that farming can be extremely

difficult at times.

‘‘The trust does agreat job

helping farmers who are

❛The trust does agreat

job helping farmerswho

are struggling. They are

an essential part of rural

communities.❜

—George Black

struggling. They are an essential

part of rural communities.’’

Asupport crew in two vehicles

will accompany George, with one

vehicle in front and the other

behind, with signs telling

motorists about the fundraiser.

Friends have also offered to

join George on the run at various

stages and he has established a

Givealittle page for people to

donate to the trust.

George has run two marathons,

his best time being four hours and

20 minutes. He has never run a

race in gumboots, but runs

around the family farm alot in his

gumboots.

He realises the 100km run will

be much tougher than that, but he

is looking forward to it. ‘‘It is

going to be agood challenge,

which is what Ilike.’’

North Canterbury Rural

Support Trust co­ordinator Arni

Smit said the trust was grateful to

George for his support.

‘‘Farmers in North Canterbury

are having atough time at the

moment and the generosity of

George and his sponsors will help

us provide additional wellbeing

support to our farming

community.’’

Gumboot trek ... George Black tries out some Red Band

gumboots at Rangiora Farmlands last week. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

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Daffodil

initiative

blooms

By SHELLEY TOPP

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Retired Hawarden farmerand

handyman Vaughan Armstrong is

making large­scale daffodils for

CancerSociety North Canterbury.

The daffodils have been madein

two sizes, the larger ones for display

in the garden outside the society’s

officeinthe former Rangiora District

Court building in Percival Street, and

the smaller ones willbeavailable for

domestic gardeners to buy.

Vaughan is along­term supporter

of the organisation and its go­to man

for any handyman jobs theyneed

done.

‘‘Vaughan is an awesome supporter

and volunteer,and abig help with

projects like this,’’ the society’s

fundraisingand marketing officer,

Tiffany Wafer, said.

The idea for the hand­made

daffodils came fromthe Ellesmere

CancerSociety centre.

The daffodils have been made

using electric fence standswith

pigtails for the stems, corrugated

plastic sheeting for the petals, and a

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Around the electorate with

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

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Climate change is fast becoming a

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theiremissions through the scheme.

Each year, the Government provides

emissions certificates, or NZUs,where

each unit is equivalent to one tonne of

carbon dioxide and sells these

certificatesinto the market. Each year

the number released will be reduced,

driving the cost of emissionsup.

You can see how it works whenyou

look at taxis.Most taxisorride­sharing

services such as Uber use hybrids or fully

electric vehicles.

The reasonisthat fuel is asignificant

Culverden transport hub agem

DearEditor,

Recently, we weretravelling north in

our motorhome and neededabreak.A

signinCulverden indicated apark, so

we swung into an alleyway between

buildingsthat openedupinto the most

amazing transport hub we have ever

seeninNew Zealand.

What asurprise. It wasspacious, clean

and beautifully designed.

There were modern toilets,anelectric

vehicle charging station,apublicdump

station and awatersupply, as well as

designatedareas providingmotorhomes

and giantfarm trucks with both utilities

and spacetopark overnight.

All this is fringed by alovely children’s

parkwith large trees and enticing play

equipment. Families were everywhere

enjoying thepark untilaround 5pm.

What is perplexingisthe notice of the

parking hours,8pm­ 8am. Iwonder if

operating cost,which comes underthe

scheme, and as fuel costsrise it becomes

economic to invest in more fuel­efficient

vehicles.

Thescheme provides for afar smoother

andgradualtransition.

It still meansthat we are payingfor our

emissions,but it also encourages

innovation and investment in new

technology.

Butthe real beauty of the scheme is

that it works in the background. It is not

abold policyinitiative from abureaucrat

in Wellington who doesn’tunderstand the

everyday needs of Kiwis.Itisan

economic tool that works at thelowest

cost for consumers,while also reducing

thecountry’s emissions.

OurClimateChange Commission

estimatesthat, at an NZU cost of $50 per

tonne of carbondioxide,New Zealand

canreach net­zero carbon emissionsby

2050. Yet it seems fixated on

recommendingmore than 70 different

policy approaches, including banning

your gas barbecue.

My advice to the commissionistoback

NewZealanders to make their own

choicesand facilitatethe transition

throughthe EmissionsTrading Scheme.

It’s awin­win for everyone.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

this needs to be amended, given the fact

that the people in Culverden would love

travellers to use the handy pub or cafes

nearby?

These restricted hours don’tallow us

to parkand cross the road to enjoy

dinnerorbreakfast.

The massivetrucks departed very

early,thus clearing the giantparkinglot,

but we motorhomers wouldlike to linger

and enjoy the uniquenessofthis

Northern Canterburygem alittle longer.

Thank you to the designers and

forward­plannersofCulverden Park.It

is definitely much more than an

overnight refuge.

Yours,

Diana Kelly

Porirua

KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Achance to have asay

The Kaikoura District Council’s Draft

Long­Term Plan (LTP) for 2021 to 2031 is

now out for public consultation.

The consultation document can be

viewed online through the council

website, or drop into the council office

or library for alook.

We have several community hui

planned in town, down at Goose Bay and

up at Kekerengu.

These hui are so we can talk with you

about what we are planning to do over

the next 10 years. Please come along to

find out more (dates and times are listed

in the full page advertisement on page

24). We’ll give ashort presentation on

our key proposals, why we are doing

them, and how we intend to pay for them.

There will be plenty of time after that to

have achat and answer any questions

you have.

We know things are tough on our

community right now, so we are working

with ano­frills budget.

We can’t afford to do everything that

we want, but I’m pleased that even with

atight budget we are still able to address

some long­standing issues such as roads,

footpaths, rubbish collection, and a

review of our out­dated District Plan.

If all the proposals go ahead, the

average annual rates rise over the next

10 years will be 3.4 percent (5.2% this

year).

It is really important that we hear your

opinion of our key proposals.

We think we’re on the right track, but

we don’t know that unless you make a

submission. Even if you agree with what

we are planning to do, let us know. This

helps us decide if the proposals will be

accepted and included in the work

programme of the LTP.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as

possible to make asubmission. People

can do this online through the council

website, or they can pick up apaper copy

from the council offices.

Winter feels like it is here already and,

with it, some quieter months. It is good to

see the community is planning some

great events that bring us together.

The newly formed Proudly Kaikoura

group will be holding aPride Picnic on

June 13, and Hapuku School is calling

for artists and musicians to take part in

its Matariki Night Gala on July 2.

The Great Kaikoura Whale Count has

also just kicked off —another reminder

of how special this district is.

Ihope you find time to join the

community celebrations, and it would be

good to see you at one of our LTP

community hui.

Committee backs bypass

By DAVID HILL

Canterbury’s Regional Land Transport

Committeehas backed acall to prioritise

the proposed Woodend bypass.

Backed by Hurunui Mayor Marie Black,

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon last

week persuaded the committee to lobby

the Government and the New Zealand

Transport Agency(NZTA)boardfor

inclusion of the Woodendbypass in this

year’s Regional LandTransport Plan

(RLTP) 10­year programme.

It is intended that the bypass will

sweepeast of Woodend from the Pegasus

roundabout on StateHighway 1, relieving

traffic flows in the town.

At present, the bypassisincluded in the

draftRLTP, but it is describedasa

‘‘horizon project’’, which means it sits

outside the 10­year programme.

‘‘I was pleasedthe committee came on

board, so hopefully the NZTA board will

approveitand then we can start

planning, anditwill givesome more

certainty to the community,’’MrGordon

said.

‘‘It’s akey freight route between Picton

and Christchurch and, when you consider

that the populationsofRavenswood,

Pegasusand Woodendwill reach10,000

in thenext few years, traffic volumes will

only increase.’’

TransportMinister Michael Woodalso

attended the meeting to be briefed on

transportissues in the region,with Mr

Gordontaking the chance to further press

the case for the Woodend bypass and

other projects suchasSkew Bridge,

Southbrookand TramRoad

developments.

Mr Gordon and council chief executive

Jim Harland willalso be hosting NZTA

officials in the district on June18,

providing afurtheropportunity to push

roading priorities.

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myCOVID-19

vaccinations?

Aquick guidefor peoplein Canterbury | Waitaha

We arecurrently vaccinating Group 1, Group 2and alimited number of people in Group 3*.

Group 1

Group 2

Includes border and MIQ workersand their household contacts.

Includes frontline health workers, people working and living in long-term

residential care, and older Māori and Pacific people being cared forby

whānau,the people they livewith and their carers.

Group 3

Includes people aged 65 and over andthose with underlying conditions and

disabilities * .

*Thepeople we’re currently vaccinating in Group 3include some people aged 65 and

older and some people residing in rural areas.

We’revaccinating people in Group 3inrural areas with small populations because of

the time and costassociated with visiting the location several times.

We’ll continuetoinvite morepeople in Group 3tobook through June and July.

If youare in Group 3, youdon’t need to do anything right now.

We’ll contact youbytext, phone call or letter when it’s yourturn.

Group 4

Includes everyone, aged 16 or over. Group 4vaccinations will startfromJuly.

Pleasebepatient –we will have enough

vaccineforeveryone in New Zealand

For moreinformation about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in

Canterbury, visit www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz

Stronger immunity

Greaterpossibilities

Covid19.govt.nz

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NEWS

8 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

Anika heads to Auckland

to give speech in contest

By DAVID HILL

Get Yourself Out There

Enter the North

Canterbury Business

Awards TODAY

Stamping out casualracism is agood first

step towards race unity, an Amberley high

school student says.

AnikaMcWin,aged 17,ofRangiora New

Life School, represented North

Canterbury in the recent Race Unity

Speech AwardsinAuckland.

She admits she didn’t reallyknow much

aboutrace relationsand solutions in New

Zealand beforeenteringthe regional

competition. ‘‘I’m abig fan of speeches and

public speaking,and gettingupinfront of

people and being abletogive my opinions

around topics.’’

The theme was ‘‘kiakotahitehoe’’, or

‘‘paddle as one’’. ‘‘It is the image of awaka

and going along the journeyorthe raceas

one. We had to answer two questions and

Ichose to take the pathwaythat we should

not be trapped in old ways of thinking.

‘‘If we’re taking apathwayand the

destination is overcoming racism, then you

can’tdrift off and allowcasual racism to

occur. You need to stop the casual racism

and casualslurs beforeyou stop the big

things like the mosque attacks.’’

For winning the North Canterbury

regional competition,Anika won ashield

that was presented to her school last week.

Thanks to sponsorship fromMurchison

Homesand the Hurunui District Council,

her family wereable to travel to Auckland

to supporther.

Anikawas to presenther speech to the

Hurunui District Councilthis week.

‘‘I started writing it at the beginning of

Marchand it’s still going,’’ shelaughs.

‘‘I lovegiving speechesand gettinga

reaction from the audience,and having

people come and say ‘that was amazing’. It

Shield holder ... Anika McWin, of Rangiora

New Life School, was thrilled to represent

North Canterbury at the recent Race Unity

Speech Awards.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

really gives apurpose behindit.’’

Whileshe wasn’t among the major prizewinners

this year, Anika says she will

definitelyenternext year. She encourages

otheryoung people to get involved.

The Race Unity SpeechAwards are

organised by Baha’i Faith New Zealand

and supported by several organisations,

including the police, the Human Rights

Commission and the Office of Ethnic

Communities.

“You will gain avery strong understanding ofyour

business through the application and the judging process

and get some great opportunities to promote yourself.

The process was tough but worth it and the event itself

was an outstanding night out.”

- Stuart Morris, Morris &CoReal Estate

2018 Hellers Emerging Business Award

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FRESHCHOICE OXFORD

North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

9

Devoted Rutherfords look to check out

Mikeand NickyRutherford

havesoldFreshChoiceOxford.

The couple who have invested

14 years in the business and the

community, willnot be leaving

the town they have grown to

love.

Mikeand Nicky, who bought

the supermarket in July 2008,

whenitwas aSupervalue, will

takeabreak while they lookat

other opportunities.

Theywill continuetoown the

building,but will hand over the

reins of the business in October

to NorthCanterbury couple

Kelly and Bevan Hames, who

havetwo children,Maddie and

Milla.

Kelly and Bevan own the

Mandeville Supervalue and will

run both businesses.

It has beenajourney of

change for the Rutherfords

since 2008.

Justtwo years aftertaking

overthe business, the 2010

earthquakestruck,causing the

Supervalue to shut.

Not to be beaten, the couple

moved to atemporary facility —

the JC rooms in Oxford.

Theykept all theirstaff and,

oncetheirsupermarket building

was strengthened, they moved

backdown the road.

Theyleft the temporary

facility all set up with their

shelvingallowing other Oxford

businessestouse it while their

businesseswere strengthened.

Backintheir strengthened

premises, the couplehad to

decide the future of their

supermarket business. They

could not get insurance for the

earthquakedamage because

one wall of the Supervaluedid

not meet code.

It was either walkaway or stay

and invest heavily by rebuilding

abigger,bettersupermarketin

Oxford.

Mikeand Nickydecided to

stayand in 2013 presented their

FreshChoicesupermarket plans

to the community.

Anew FreshChoice was built

behind the old supermarket

and,aspart of that,the couple

managed to get aWestpac ATM

incorporated in the build, taking

overfromone they hadinstalled

at their own costinFebruary

2010.

The couple have employed

hundredsoflocal people,

All in the family ... FreshChoice Oxford has been afamily business for the Rutherfords, from left, Emma, Nicky, Mike and George.

includingschoolstudents, and

given hundredsofthousands of

dollars in sponsorship to the

Oxfordand widercommunity.

Theseinclude Oxford Area,

View Hill, Swannanoa and West

Eyreton Schools, Oxford early

childhood centres and the

Oxford Playcentre (freefruit is

giventothese centres for

childrentoeat daily).

They have also supported

localemergency services such

as the fire brigade,StJohn, the

hospital, and Oxforddoctors.

Others to benefit from support

are the Oxford Community

Trust, the Food Banks in Oxford,

Oxford churches, theOxford

LionsClub, OxfordGolf Club,

Oxford Men’s Shed,Children of

Oxford, and many individuals.

Mike and Nicky have also

supported senior citizens in

Oxford and offer GoldCard

discounts daily.

They have areal passionfor

theircommunity andpaid to set

up police closedcircuit TV

cameras in Oxford,helping to

bringdown the crimerate.

Mike, who wasawarded the

Queen’sServiceMedal in 2019

for his work in the community,

has been an Oxford Volunteer

Fire Brigade member for eight

years, and is now aseniorfire

fighter.

Mike and Nickywere also

awardedaPolice Community

Award in 2018, andalso

received aLion’s community

award in 2018.

‘‘We’veloved our timeinour

two supermarkets.Our two

youngest children,Emma and

George,love the Oxford

community and haveplayed an

activepart in it over theyears,

both at schooland in the

supermarket.

‘‘We wouldalso liketohonour

Mike’sdad, Irving Rutherford,

who passedaway recently. He

was aNorth Canterbury icon

who playedavery active role in

our officesince 2008,whenwe

opened.

‘‘We are lookingforward to

still being part of our wonderful

Oxfordcommunity, and wish

Bevan and Kellyall the best.’’

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Opening time ... Then Mayor David Ayers helps George Rutherford

cut the ribbon to open FreshChoice Oxford.

Demolition time ... The old Supervalue was demolished after the new FreshChoice, in

the background, was built. Mike Rutherford took the controls to deliver the first blow to

the old building.

Eftpos open ... The first ATM in Oxford was opened by then Waimakariri MP Kate

Wilkinson. Beside her is Irving Rutherford, with Dan Gordon at left.


NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

10 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

Advertising feature

Festival offers perfect scientific formula

The New Zealand International

Science Festival returns to

Dunedin for 2021 with a

programme jam­packed with

more than 100 events, and 250

sessions over the 10­day event.

The festival, which takes

place during the July school

holidays, July 8to18, offers

something for every age group,

from the very young to the more

mature audience.

The Big Science Show with

Amadeo returns for the first

weekend of the festival.

Expect the usual bangs, pops,

thrills and spills which are a

traditional part of the alwayspopular

festival event. This

year, the festival has engaged

local comedian and playwright

Abby Howells to write the show,

and Alex Wilson to direct.

The festival is also excited to

present Our Moon: Then Now

and Beyond,aninstallation

artwork by British artist Luke

Jerram.

The work, a4­metre diameter

inflatable sphere with ahigh

resolution Nasa photograph of

the moon will be suspended

inside Hanover Hall for the

second half of the festival.

The moon will play host to

several other events, such as

yoga, the Space Frontiers

Exhibition,story time for

children, and much more.

The festival is excited to

announce that Tiny Ruins’

Hollie Fullbrook will perform a

special solo show underneath

Luke Jerram’s Moon Sculpture.

Celebrating the 10th

anniversary of her debut

album, Some were meant for

Sea,the celebrated New

Zealand songwriter will play an

intimate show directly

underneath the massive

glowing sculpture, in the

ambient setting of Hanover

Hall after dark.

The CODE Virtual Reality &

Gaming Centre will transport

attendees to other worlds. The

virtual reality and gaming

centre has proven extremely

popular in the past, offering the

public the opportunity to

experience the latest in virtual

reality technology.

This time the centre will be

located in the old Aotea Gifts

Shop at 19 George Street, as a

part of the Science Festival

Trail, awalk leading to festival

hubs and venues, all within a

20­minute walk of the Octagon.

On the opening night, the

festival presents Science in the

Spotlight,afireside chat

between festival patron Helen

Anderson, the prime minister’s

chief science adviser Dame

Juliet Gerrard,and the

chairman of the Climate

Change Commission, Rod Carr.

The panel will discuss the

challenges faced by climate

change, as well as the massive

leaps forward that science is

currently making, and those

that science will need to make

in order to tackle our future.

The festival is reimagining

play with the Imagination

Playground,where children

can build and engineer their

own structures with giant blue

building blocks.

Plenty to enjoy ... The New Zealand International Science Festival, which is returning to Dunedin, will deliver

awealth of enriching experiences for those attending.

IMAGES: SUPPLIED

The Municipal Chambers will

host the playground, which will

mark the starting point of the

festival’s walking trail.

Open now as apart of aseries

of lead­up events, Slice of Life:

The World Famous Dunedin

Study provides an overview of

the Dunedin Study, its methods,

and its major findings. It

celebrates the lives of the study

members.

The exhibition is open from

10am to 4pm every day leading

up to and through the festival

at 375 Andersons Bay

Road.

The full festival programme

of more than 100 events can be

viewed at scifest.org.nz, and

tickets are available now.

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Mayor seeks lift in

housing support

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon has

called for an urban growth

partnership to support housing in

the region.

The mayor’s call follows last

week’s Canterbury Mayoral Forum

meeting in Christchurch, where

Housing Minister Megan Woods was

briefed on the housing challenges

facing the region.

Mr Gordon would like to see a

Greater Christchurch urban growth

partnership, with the Christchurch,

Selwyn and Waimakariri councils

supported by central government to

hasten new housing developments.

‘‘I talked about the level of growth

in our district and the process for

speeding up land to be made

available for housing.’’

Anecdotally, there are reports of

houses selling for more than

$100,000 above valuation, he says.

The latest data from Infometrics

indicates that house prices in the

Waimakariri district increased by

14.5 percent in the year to March

2021, with houses now selling for an

average price of $534,090.

That compares to an 18.2% rise

and an average price of $871,375

nationally.

‘‘We are seeing the growing

demand in the enquiries for LIM

reports, with 2283 applications in

the last 12 months, which is the

second highest on record, and new

home consents are continuing to be

high,’’ Mr Gordon says.

‘‘I am hearing about people

moving to the district from Auckland

and Dunedin, as well as from

Christchurch, and there are people

returning from overseas.

‘‘So there are some encouraging

statistics, but it’s also putting

housing under pressure.’’

There are several ‘‘levers’’ the

council can employ to support

housing initiatives, including

through the District Plan Review,

which will be out for consultation

later in the year.

Covid­19 legislation has given the

government increased powers to

respond, and the Resource

Management Act is under review.

The Greater Christchurch

partners are also finalising a

joint spatial plan for future urban

growth, in partnership with

Environment Canterbury and the

government.

Increased house prices are also

putting pressure on families

struggling with reduced incomes

following Covid­19, he says.

‘‘While it’s clear that Waimakariri

has fared much better than other

parts of New Zealand, there’s still a

long way to go for our district to fully

recover.

‘‘But we are very lucky in this

district to have so many voluntary

organisations that offer support to

the community, such as Big Brothers

Big Sisters, Wellbeing North

Canterbury, the Salvation Army, St

John, Hope Community Trust, the

Oxford Community Trust, Budgeting

Services North Canterbury, and

Citizens’ Advice.’’

NEWS

North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

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Cottage facelift

... The exterior

of Amberley’s

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Revamp for cottage exterior

Amberley’s historiccob cottagein

Chamberlain Park has received afacelift.

The Kowai Archives Society was

concerned aboutthe exterior of the building

deteriorating, but couldnot afford the

quoted cost of repairs.

Society president TerryGreen said

financial helpwas sought from the Hurunui

District Council, andnow an important part

of the town’s history has been preserved.

Council maintenance co­ordinator Josie

Hemmings accessed fundstoreseal the

cottage’s exterior, whichwas finished last

month.

‘‘It was bettertoget on to it quickly,

instead of letting it deteriorate even more.

‘‘We got aquotefrom people who

specialised in the process, so we were

confident the job was going to be done well,”

Josiesaid.

Terrysaid he couldn’tbehappier with the

result.“We reached out, and nextthing it

was being repaired. Josie wasgreat. She

organisedeverything with the council. We

are so pleased with the workthat has been

done.”

The cottage was originally in Leithfield, on

MaysRoad. It was recreated from original

and donatedmaterials from the May Family,

in ChamberlainPark in 1984.The council

gavethe society the land,and volunteers

fromthe Amberley LionsClub and Amberley

Jaycees helpedrebuildit.

“Theaim wastokeep the replica as close

to the originalaspossible. It’sreally

importanttomaintain thesehistorical

buildingsand ensurethey are being looked

after,” Terry says.

The Amberley Historical Society merged

withthe Kowai Archives Society, giving the

society the responsibility of continuing the

careofthe cottage.

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Funds allocated for

community facilities

By DAVID HILL

The proposed PegasusCommunity

Centreand KaiapoiCommunityHub are

astepcloser to becoming areality.

The Waimakariri DistrictCouncil last

weekapproved therevised draft 2021/31

LongTerm Plan,which now proposes a

4.3 percent rates rise—higherthanthe

3.95% increase signalled earlierinthe

year.

Should the LTP be formallyadopted

on June 22, council staffwill be given the

go-aheadtoacquire land in Pegasusand

Ravenswood forthe future development

of community facilities, while the

KaiapoiCommunityHub proposalwill

go to the resource consent stage.

‘‘Ideally, we would haveliked to have

stuck with 3.95%, but evenat4.3% I

would say thatwewould still be one of

the lowestinthe country,’’Mayor Dan

Gordon says.

The LTP has provisionfor $4.5million

for the purchaseoflandand the

construction of a385 square metre

communitycentre in Pegasus, with work

expectedtobegin in 2024.

Afurther $4.3m has beenset asidefor

alandpurchase in Ravenswoodthis

year, with the council to consider

buildingan800 squaremetrefacility,

which could include alibrary anda

swimming pool, as well as acommunity

centre, in itsnextLTP deliberations in

three years’time.

Abudget of $435,000 has been set aside

for acommunity hubinKaiapoi’sformer

red zone, withthe resourceconsent

process expected to provide the

opportunityfor council staff to address

communityconcerns,MrGordon says.

Afurther $200,000 has been set aside

forthe redevelopment of theSefton Hall

and$157,000towards strengthening

work on the CustCommunityCentre.

With government-driven three-waters

reform pending, $240,000has been

allocated to cover any costs which may

be incurredfor anycommunity

consultation and forstaff implementing

thechanges, Mr Gordonsays.

A$60,000 contestableheritage fund

hasalso beencreated to assist with

protecting localheritage buildings, with

theold BNZbuilding in Kaiapoi and St

Stephen’s Anglican ChurchinTuahiwi

expectedtobeamong the first

recipients.

Both are registered as category 1

heritage buildingswith HeritageNew

Zealand.

‘‘We knowthereare significant

heritage buildingsthatwillneedtobe

considered in the next yearand it’s

important that there is some support

from thecouncil,evenifwearen’t

funding themdirectly,’’ Mr Gordon says.

Funding hasalso beenset asideto

trial securitycameras in abid to

improve communitysafety, similar to an

initiative already in place in the

Hurunui district.

‘‘Council staffwill be workinginwith

thecommunity patrolsand thepolice to

identifyappropriate locationsor

whether mobilecamerasare more

appropriate,’’ Mr Gordon says.

‘‘It’simportant because we’vehad

requests fromthe communityaround

communitysafety.

‘‘It’sjustaquestionofwhetherwelook

at theHurunui model or lookatmobile

cameras.’’

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World-class musicians

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By SHELLEY TOPP

Chamber music lovers were given a

performance to cherish by two worldclass

musicians in Rangiora last week.

During their Cello Journey concert,

cellist Inbal Megiddo and pianist Rachel

Thomson took their audience on aglobal

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no aware by young Kiwi Salina Fisher,

and an exquisite encore of The Swan,by

French composer Camille Saint Saëns.

The concert was held in the Rangiora

Library’s Chamber Gallery and

presented by the Waimakariri

Community Arts Council, in association

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Arts council chairwoman Miranda

Hales said the council was lucky to be

able to present such talented performers

at the Chamber Gallery.

‘‘That is partly down to our excellent

music committee who organise each

year’s programme,’’ she said.

‘‘Inbal and Rachel were stunning. I

really enjoyed their programme which

highlighted their musical

compatibility.’’

While Rachel used apiano owned by

the WCAC for her performance, Inbal

performed with arare Fiorini cello

made by Guiseppe Fiorini in 1923 and

gifted to her by agroup of Yale

University alumni.

‘‘When Iwas afirst­year student at

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me it is nearly Christmas time, so Icould

use my cello for firewood because it was

not good enough for me anymore,’’ Inbal

said.

‘‘I went to aluthier in New York City

and tried several instruments and fell in

Chamber musician ... Inbal Megiddo, with

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love with the Fiorini. Ididn’t have the

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agroup of alumni of the university

donated some funds and purchased the

instrument for me,’’ she said.

‘‘It was atremendous gift because it is

so difficult for young musicians to

acquire good instruments, which can

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careers.’’

The cello has been Inbal’s ‘‘voice’’ and

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Enterprise NorthCanterbury (ENC)

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The award recognises ENC’seffortsto

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ENC chief executiveHeather Warwick

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Design opportunity for schools

Pupils from three North Canterbury

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The nationwide competition is being

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technology, engineering and math)

programme. It is open to all schools in

EVolocity’s trading regions, including

those already enrolled in its flagship

electric vehicle build programme at

more than 100 participating schools,

including Kaiapoi High School,

Rangiora New Life School and Amuri

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Qualifying teams will be required to

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them at auction. EVolocity will support

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MeloYelo director and EVolocity

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Kaikōura District Council News

LONG TERM PLAN (LTP) 2021 -2031

TheCouncil'sLTP is now availableforpublic consultation.

This is the Council’s firstLTP plan since 2015.The yearsfollowing the

earthquakeshave beenHUGE! Now, with asuccessful Council $40million

Infrastructure Rebuildprojectbehind us it’s time to look at thefuture.

The Earthquake Rebuild has effectively renewedorreplaced key

assets that were at the end of their expected life or otherwise

compromised. There is no major expenditurerequired on Council

owned infrastructure assets (more info on assets below) over the

next 20-30 years (other than roads) and no major growth-related

projects needed for at least ten years.

Last year because of COVID-19 we reduced the rates increase from 10%

to 4%.Weknowour community still faces economicuncertainty so we are

working with a'no frills'budget. The Council is focusing on delivering

affordable, fit-for-purpose servicesand infrastructure upgrades thatserve

thecommunity now and in the future.

Usingwhat we know aboutour infrastructure, and taking on board

what our communityistelling us,wehave identified anumberof

priority areas that we wanttofocus on. If all of

the proposalsinthe LTP go ahead,itwould

mean an annual average rates increase

over ten years of 3.4%. (5.2% this year)

FIND OUT MORE...

Community Hui inthe District

Tuesday 8th June -6pm @Memorial Hall, Supper Room

Thursday 10th June -6pm @Goose Bay Fire Shed

Wednesday 16th June -6pm @Kēkerengū Community Hall

Come and talk to the Councillors in the Civic Centre

Tuesday 8th June, 10am -noon @the Council Chambers

Wednesday 16th June, 2pm -4pm @the Council Chambers

Kaikōura Aquatic

Centre will be open

next summer -with

new road and

walkways to get

there!

Image Credit

Hanako Kubayashi

1-ROADS

Spend $4.997 million on road reseals and renewals

to address abacklog -mostly inrural areas.

2-FOOTPATHS

Increase annual spend from $14,000 to $60,000. Plus

afurther $100,000 each year to upgrade footpaths

from 2022/23 till 2031.

3-DISTRICT PLAN REVIEW

Residential, Business and Rural Zoning rules review

commencing in 2021/22. Full review to be completed

by 2030.

COMMUNITY

The much loved Scout Hall is

being renovated andrefurbished.

Old Council Building at 34

Esplanade,will be demolished.

We're going to invest more in the

maintenanceofour Parks and

Reserves, Playgrounds, Tracks

and Walkways.

HAVE YOUR SAY ONTHE PROPOSALS...

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING...

Upgrading and Creating

Digital Records to increase

effective managementand

security of records and make

themeasier for the community

to access.

FACILITIES

AND....MORE....

Suburban, Kincaid and Peketa

water supplies upgraded and

improvements made to treat the

water of the rural Fernleigh and

East Coast Water Supply.

Construction on the Wakatu

Quay Development (funded by

PGF) will begin in 2022.

Waiau Toa/Clarence River,

restoring access that was

destroyed in the2016earthquake.

95% funded by Waka Kotahi NZTA.

4-URBAN RUBBISH COLLECTION

New fortnightly kerbside rubbish collection to urban

residential properties.

5-TOURISM AND BUSINESS SUPPORT

Maintain current fundinglevels to Destination

Kaikōura.

Whetheryou agree or disagree, or have different

suggestions, please let us know.You can find more

information and have yoursay at kaikoura.govt.nz

or dropintothe Library or the Council forapaper

copy. Submissions close 28 June.

New Technology at

the Library including

touch-screen public

computers and public

access to electronic

resources.

Rating Model Review

planned in 2023/24.

The Innovative

Waste Kaikōura

Landfill will be

closed andanew

Transfer Station

timed for2024.

PLUS...AS USUAL

We'll still keep on with business as

usual -we'll make sure that

sewerageistaken away and

treated, you haveaccesstosafe

water,you can dispose of your

rubbish and recycling.

There are Civil Defence services in

place should we need it, as well as

dog and noise control.Weprovide

community grants and events,

the Kaikōura District Library,

pensioner housing, building and

resource consents and more...

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Focus on council infrastructure

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura’s ‘‘no thrills budget’’ aims to

get the district’s infrastructurework

back on track.

Whilethe earthquake rebuild had

put the districtinabetter space,

MayorCraig Mackle says the council

planstoinvest in upgradingits ‘‘long

neglected’’roads,ditchesand

footpathsinits draft 2021/31 Long

Term Plan (LTP).

The draft LTP was signed off last

week and is out for public

consultation until June 28.

An average rates rise of 5.2 percent

is proposed forthe 2021/22financial

year and then 3.4% ayear for the next

decade.

The council plans to spend about

$5 million on roading over the next six

years, and to allocateanextra

$100,000ayear for the next 10 yearsto

upgrade urban footpaths.

‘‘This budgetisabout gettingback

on track,’’ Mr Macklesays. ‘‘We are

about10to 15 years behind on our

roading and our footpaths, so we need

to get on top of it and not let it slip

again.’’

‘‘Thefeedback we’ve beengetting

from our community is that they want

us to get on with the roading and the

footpaths, so hopefully they willget in

behind the Long TermPlan.’’

Getting on top of the remaining

infrastructure projects will have

positive flow­oneffectsasthe council

lookstosupport an ageingpopulation,

prepare for the return of tourists,and

reduce the district’senvironmental

footprint, Mr Macklesays.

‘‘We are looking at an ageing

community, so they’ve got to be able to

get aroundcomfortably.

‘‘It’s all about transport and moving

Improvements planned ... Council­owned infrastructure will be targeted for

spending over the next 10 years.

PHOTO: FILE

and connection,and supporting the

movetowards more bikes and

mobilityscooters.’’

The council increased its annual

contribution to Destination Kaikoura

lastyearfrom $180,000 to $225,000to

support efforts to promote the district

to domestic visitors, while

maintaining its global promotion.

‘‘Ifwelet that dropwewill fall off

the radar,sowe’vegot to keepupwith

it, becausethe border willreopen

eventually,’’ Mr Macklesays.

‘‘They’ve been doing afantastic job

promoting our district for domestic

tourismand they haven’t let up on the

global side,either.’’

While the 2016earthquakehas

given the district areprieve fromthe

riskofsea level rise by raising the

coastline,climate changestill remains

an issue for the council.

By continuing to invest in footpaths,

transport, streetlightingand water

conservation, the council canreduce

its impact on the environment,Mr

Macklesays.

The KaikouraDark Sky astronomy

proposal is also gaining momentum

and has the potential to boostthe

districtasawinterdestination.

The council has consultation

meetings planned on Tuesday next

weekfrom 10am to 12pminthe

councilchambers, and in the evening

from6pm in the Kaikoura Memorial

Hallsupperroom.

Other meetings are planned at the

Goose Bayfire shedonThursday,

June10, from6pm, and then on

Wednesday, June 16, from 2pm to 4pm

in the council chambers,and from

6pm at Kekerengu Community Hall.

LongTerm Planhearings are

planned on July1and 2, before the

final document is adopted on July 28.

KAIKOURA

North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

25

No appetite yet

for Maori ward

By DAVIDHILL

Kaikoura MayorCraig

Mackleisconcerned

that legislation to create

aMaori ward could

disenfranchiselocal

runanga.

The Kaikoura District

Council voted

unanimously against

creating aMaori ward

recently, after

consulting with

Kaikoura runanga.

‘‘The runanga said it

wasn’tsomething they

wantedtorush into.

They founditmight

hinderthem rather than

help them and they

wantedthe time to make

sure it’s what it appears

to be,’’ Mr Mackle said.

Three years ago the

council voted

unanimouslytocreate a

Maori ward, but it was

eventually defeated by a

binding referendum

triggered by apetition

passing the necessary 5

percent threshold.

New government

legislation means

council decisions on

Maori wards cannotbe

overturnedbya

referendum.

But the Kaikoura

district has no wards,

with all seven

councillors elected

at large.

It meansthat if a

Maori ward was created,

anyone on the Maori roll

would be abletovote for

only one councillor and

the mayor,while other

voters would continue to

vote for seven

councillors and the

mayor.

The legislationalso

allowedanyoneofany

race with no connection

to Kaikoura to stand for

the Maori seat, on justa

single nomination.

The councilislikely to

reconsider the future of

aMaori ward before the

2025 local body election.

In the meantime, the

councilwill continue to

work with the Kaikoura

runanga, including

holdingtwo annual hui,

Mr Mackle says.

‘‘The partnership that

we haveisprobably

more powerful. We

regularly consultwith

them and their voice is

broughtback to the

table, even if they are

not present.

‘‘I would be in contact

with the runangamost

weeks and anything up

to four times aweek. It’s

asmallcommunity.

‘‘You only have to

walk up the hall and

you’re there.’’

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26 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

It’stime to tackle those early-winter chores

Here are the tasks you need to prioritise in your

garden this month as winter announces its arrival.

Rachel Vogan reports.

Winter can cause us to dropour

shouldersand hunker down. One

could be tempted to retreat

indoors and admire the garden

fromwithin. However,itisone of

the more rewardingand busy

times of the year, and thereis

plenty to do.

Fallen leaves can drive some

insane, but you can look at them

as abonus.They form awelcome

mulch, bufferthe soil from heavy

winter rains,and act likea

sponge in away.

So, ratherthan piling them into

the compost bin or yourrecycling

bins, use themasarug to tuck up

under your trees and shrubs.

It is asmidge early to look at

pruning this month—hold off

until JulyorAugust,depending

on where you live.

Vegetables

Thinout parsnips to allow each

roottofullydevelop. Even though

the soil is cooling down theywill

continue to fatten up. Thereisno

needtodig themall up at once

either, as once they are fat

enough,they will hold wellinthe

soilfor months.

Liftand dig yams now. Try and

get all the baby ones out of the

ground, too,especially if you

don’t wantthem to re­grow in the

samespot next year.

Plant out more winterlettuce,

cress, rocket, mizuna and spring

onions.

Herbs

Plenty of herbsthrivein

winter.Hardy perennial ones

that can be planted and

harvested now are thyme,

rosemary, sage,bay leaf and

oregano.

In the softherb department,

plant out bothcurly and flat­leaf

parsley, plus coriander and

chervil. Chives will die down to a

clump and reappear in the

spring.The main tip for herbs

over winter is full sun, as the days

are shorter and the plants need

maximumsunlighttothrive.If

parsley has got abit leggy and

overgrown, give it agood haircut

and it will re­sprout from the

centre. Aside­dressing of

fertiliser will give all herbs a

boost now.

Garlic

With the shortestday this

month,itistimely to getyour

garlicplanted. Dig over the

ground, replenishing nutrients as

you go. Use compostorwellrottedmanure

to enrichthe soil,

and it is wise to work in some

bulb fertiliser too. Cloves are sold

in garden centres, or look for

organic garlicatmarkets and the

like. Imported, supermarket

garlic willnot sprout so avoid

this.

Separate the clovesinto

sections and discardanything

Yams ... Lift them now. Garlic ... Planting time is near. Dahlias... Cut them back now.

small or shrivelled; the fattest

clovesare thebest. Pokethe

clovesinto thesoil, about finger

depth,10cm, withthe pointed bit

facingthe sky.

Compost

If you haven’t done so already,

turn yourcompostheap, then

tuck it up or cover it tightly to

keep all the heat in overthe next

few months.Keepingthe heaps

covered prevents rain from

leeching the nutrients out before

it is readytoadd to the garden. It

also speeds up the composting

process. Asprinkle of compost

enhancer or lime can aid

decompostion.

Flowers

Cut backany remaining

perennialstonear groundlevel

—dahlias, delphiniumsand the

like.Not only willthis tidy up the

garden beds, it allows the plant to

save some energy. Nerines and

belladonna lillies are coming to

an end. Once they die down and

become dormant,itisthe best

time to lift and divide them.

Move frost­sensitive plants

such as impatiens in potscloser

to the house, and bring really

sensitiveones indoors.

Birdsand bees

Thinkabout addingsome birdfeeding

stations aroundthe

garden.Winter is atough time for

foraging wildlife.

The last fruitmay still be

hanging aroundonsome trees —

afew apples, pears and quince

maybe. If youare not goingtoeat

them, leavethem on the treesfor

the birds,whichlove the supersweet

over­ripe fruit.Don’t forget

the bees either. Keepplanting

flowerstonourish themaswell.

Colourful options to plant now

include calendula, pansies and

polyanthus. Team these with

flowering bulbs such as hyacinths

for something alittle special.

Reprintedcourtesyof

Kiwigardener magazine, onlineat

gardener.kiwi.

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North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

27

Be ready for when Jack Frost gate-crashes

Winter has arrived and Jack Frost

maywellhavealready visited your

garden. Be prepared forhim and

he could wellmakeyourgarden

sparkle, writes Vivenne Bailey.

Avoid damage ... Cloches provide muchneeded

protection for frost­tender plants.

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Frost doesn’t push buttons like its white,

fluffy cousin. It doesn’t fall about, soft

and cotton­wool snowy. And how often

do we wrap up and plunge outside to see

what magic acoating of ice has worked

on our plot?

Despite being considered the poor

relation of snow, ice in the garden can

be almost as much fun. If you regularly

get visits from Jack Frost, adecent

amount of evergreen foliage plants will

produce agarden that sparkles when

the temperature drops.

If the air is moist, your garden may be

treated to ahoar frost. On these

mornings, sharp­edged leaves such as

camellias and laurels will be edged

perfectly in white. But early­morning

sun can quickly damage new leaves and

blossom, so don’t plant tender

evergreens in east­facing spots.

Frost highlights form, picking out

whorls of euphorbia leaves thrown into

sharp relief by the ice, and tracing

geometric patterns in the rosettes of

biennials like foxglove and woolly

mullein (Verbascum thapsus). It can turn

pretty as aprincess lady’s mantle

(Alchemilla mollis),usually

photographed with sparkling dewdrops,

dripping from each serrated leaf edge,

into anest of intertwined, curved shells

and frozen broad scallops that

brilliantly reflect the seasonal weather.

But although some leaves allow cold

to scrawl hieroglyphics on their crimped

surfaces, such as the evergreen shrub

Viburnum davdii,others are

transformed in afar less flattering way

—the first frost turns my pool dahlias

into slimy, black slush!

Why not show off the shaggy trunks of

cherries, birches and maples (even

though they wear the temperature less

obviously), by planting Phlomis

russeliana underneath, aplant with

Protection required ... Use frost cloth to cover your tender plants.

fuzzy, coiled seedheads and handsome

evergreen leaves which make an

effective wrinkled ground cover.

Leave the bottlebrush­like spikes of

the unusual perennial Liatris spicato

(Gayfeather) aloft as avertical accent, or

else pick and dry.

Whatever you decide to use for your

frosty display, make sure you place your

plants where they can glint and shimmer

in the sun.

Protection

Despite the pretty sparkles Jack Frost

can present, he can leave your garden

looking like abomb went off. There is

nothing you can do if an early or late

frost catches you unawares —and doing

nothing is the best course of action.

Never prune off the frost­damaged

stems and foliage. Pruning now only

encourages plants to produce soft, new

growth, which frost will attack again

without mercy, and that second assault

often proves fatal.

Frost can cause considerable harm to

tender seedlings. The damage is done to

the plants’ cell walls when they thaw out

too quickly. If frost does strike

unexpectedly, shade your plants to slow

the thaw.

Cloches, bell jars, cold frames, fleececovered

grow tunnels and mini

glasshouses allow you to raise seedlings

outdoors when the soil temperatures

are too chilly to sow direct. Clear

polythene or frost cloth over your

tunnels are options, too.

You could construct acold frame on

top of asoil base, or fill it with seed

trays. An angled glass or Perspex top

attached with hinges is best, as it allows

for maximum light and warmth. Prop it

open on hot, sunny days for ventilation.

Glass bell jars look posh but ado­ityourself

cloche is just as effective,

particularly for salad plants. Bend wire

into hoops, push them into the ground,

and drape frost cloth or clear plastic

over the hoops, then tie the ends of the

plastic in knots and peg them down.

If you are the bottling type, and have

access to lots of empty jars in spring

(between preserving seasons), try using

recycled preserving jars as mini glasshouses

when direct sowing cucumbers,

gherkins, zucchini and pumpkins.

On those still, clear, cold nights when

Jack Frost gate­crashes my garden, I

hurtle outside, arms full of frost cloth, to

cover my precious young citrus. If you

can’t see yourself rushing out at every

hint of acold snap, spray your

subtropical citrus with Liquid Frost

Cloth every six weeks instead. The

organic, non­toxic spray forms awaxy

coat to protect the delicate foliage.

Reprinted courtesy of Kiwigardener

magazine, online at gardener.kiwi.

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What aweekend of rain it was. Abig thank you toeveryone

who lent a hand; whether it be to a neighbour, family member,

friend, orletting us know here at HDC if something required

attention.

And thank you for your ongoing patience while we endeavour

to get all services upand running as soon as possible.

MTFJ

To date...

$320,000

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17+

1st Water Liaison Committee 7.30pm

(Venue: Waikari Hall).

8th Youth Council meeting 5.30pm

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley).

8th Hurunui Tourism Board 1.00pm

(Venue: Knox Community Hall, Cheviot).

The Mayor's Taskforce For Jobs

programme (MTFJ) supports young

people into sustainable employment.

The programme is targetted at youth

aged 25 and under who have been

displaced byCovid-19 and uses funding

to assist them with employment

opportunities.

Email: MTFJ@hurunui.govt.nz

Call:

Chris King 0278087006 or

Joni Howe 0278089170

10th Strategy &Policy Committee

Meeting 9.30am (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberley).

14th -16th Council Meeting (Long Term

Plan Submissions Hearings) 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley).

15th Glenmark Community Committee

7.30pm (Venue: Waipara Pavilion).

16th Amuri Community Committee

7.00pm (Venue: Hillcrest Chambers -

formerly the Culverden Council

Chambers).

17th Operations Committee 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley).

17th Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

and Spa Management Committee

1.30pm (Venue: Council Chambers,

Amberley).

18th Audit and Risk Committee 9.30am

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley).

23rd Hurunui Community Committee

7.30pm (Venue: Waikari Hall).

24th Council Meeting 9.30am (Venue:

Council Chambers, Amberley).

28th Hanmer Springs Community Board

1.00pm (Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer

Springs Library).

29th Cheviot Community Committee

6.00pm (Venue: Cheviot Library/Service

Centre).

30th Extraordinary Council Meeting

(Adoption of the Long Term Plan)

9.30am (Venue: Council Chambers,

Amberley).

6th June

Close of submissions

The final step towards a street light upgrade throughout

Hurunui District iscurrently happening in Hanmer Springs.

Hurunui District Council has just about finished replacing its

High Pressure Sodium (HPS) light bulbs with Light Emitting

Diodes (LED) light bulbs. Waka Kotahi NZTA has provided

85% of the funding as part of anationwide initiative to reduce

energy consumption.

Work is well underway at Culverden Transfer Station. A

block, steel-reinforced wall has been built, and work on the

recycling and unloading area on the upper level is scheduled.

This is part funded through the Council's 20/21

reimbursement from the landfill levy, ensuring the Council is

able to continue to provide safe and easy-to-use recycling

and waste disposal facilities for the community. The transfer

station will remain open to the community, with slight

modification as to the receiving of waste in the interim. D&T

Chadwick Builders Ltd is carrying out the work.

Kerbside Recycling Audits will be taking place soon to ensure our

excellent recycling habits are being maintained, and we continue

to practice mindful recycling habits. This means minimal waste

goes to Kate Valley landfill. Thank you for your hard work.

"Challenging events can bring

out the best in people and that

has certainly been the case in

the Hurunui District......"

Thank you and congratulations to the people of Hurunui district for

your response to the recent weather conditions. We’ve seen

wonderful acts of community spirit. Ialso acknowledge the work of

Council staff, particularly those who ensured the systems were well

prepared and continually maintained. The weather highlighted both

where investment in our infrastructure has worked well and where

there are some potential vulnerabilities to work on. In the towns,

stormwater flows were managed well - stormwater systems are

designed to cope with acertain amount of rainfall and exceeding

amounts will overwhelm a system. Generally, the drinking water

supplies continued operating, with some intakes flooded and supplies

temporarily stopped. Your observance of Conserve Water Notices

were greatly appreciated. Some residents on those flooded systems

would have received Boil Water Notices, to ensure you’re protected

against unwanted organisms which may potentially be in the system.

Coastal settlements had some nervous moments with raging seas

coupled with the king tide, and the Gore Bay community spent

Monday night isolated due to rock falls on both their access roads.

Overall, the coastal defence systems worked as designed. Rising

water levels inundated some of our roading and bridge infrastructure

which teams are out checking as Iwrite this. Whilst there is some

damage evident which will take a while to fix, the infrastructure

resilience work undertaken over the last few years appears to have

withstood the onslaught. Our farming communities have been

working through the long term impacts of the drought inthe region,

and overnight had to deal with wrecked fences and farm tracks,

sodden ground, hungry stock, and rising river levels which has put at

jeopardy their access to parts of their farms and nearby essential

services. Whilst the rain is good news for our drought effected areas,

the impacts of the drought will continue to be felt for many months to

come. Like our Council maintenance teams, landowners have many

months of work in front of them dealing with the ongoing impacts of

this event. Challenging events can bring out the best in people and

that has certainly been the case in the Hurunui District. It’s important

that as acommunity we continue tolook out for one other over the

long run. Keep an eye out and ask for help if you need it.

14th -16th June

LTP hearings

30th June

Adoption of LTP

The Hurunui district has many unique plant and fungi communities in alpine, beech forest, plains, limestone and coastal areas:

•endemic Weka Pass sun hebe (Heliohebe maccaskillii) •endangered wiggy-wig (Muehlenbeckai astonii) •prostrate kowhai

(Sophora prostrata), •Massive lowland totara (Podocarpus totara) incoastal remnants •Slender button daisy (Leptinella

filiformis) thought extinct until it was found in the lawn at Hamner Heritage Hotel •Brachyscome pinnata, (Lees Valley Daisy).

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The Rangiora Stroke Club is

looking forward to the

community’s support at this

month’s Charles Upham Big

Splash.

Co­ordinator Barbara

Matthews says her club is

‘‘delighted’’ to see

Rangiora’s Big Splash

returning this year and is

keen to encourage people to

take part.

Since 2019, the charity has

been able to increase its

monthly meetings to weekly

at the Knox Centre in

Rangiora, with regular

physiotherapy sessions and

speech and communication

support.

‘‘These have proved

enormously supportive

SuperDan ... Aprevious

mayoral plunge.

to members,’’ she says.

‘‘Much of this would not be

possible without the funds

to meet the ever­increasing

costs.

‘‘On the fourth Tuesday

we have an activity or an

outing to places of interest.’’

The Rangiora Stroke Club

has around 35 members, but

always welcomes new

members. To find out more

about the Rangiora Stroke

Club, pop into asession or

phone Barbara on 3272219

or Alanah on 3106166.

The Big Splash is once

again being organised by

Rangiora Promotions.

North Canterbury News

journalist David Hill will be

lining up for his sixth jump

and will be joined by his

daughter Sasha Crawford,

who is jumping for the first

time.

Sasha is jumping on

behalf of the Waimakariri

Youth Council.

This year David is jumping

for his mum, who had a

stroke earlier this year.

To support David and

Sasha, collection containers

are on the counter at the

North Canterbury News

office in Ashley Street,

Rangiora. Or people can go

to their sponsor pages:

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and the­charlesupham­big­splash­21.

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

In brief

Dudley Park confirmed

29

The $118,721profit raised at this year’s

Relay for Life North Canterbury was

more than double the amount of $56,000

raised at the 2017 event. The 2017 event

was held in Rangiora at the A&P

Showgrounds. This year, the Cancer

Society North Canterbury fundraiser

was held at Dudley Park on April 10.

Events and marketing managerTiffany

Wafer said the organisation was thrilled

with the amount raised this year,and she

praised the generosity of the North

Canterbury community. She said plans

are already under way for the next Relay

for Life in 2023, to be held at Dudley Park

again. ‘‘It is an awesomevenue for such

an event,’’she says. Funds raised will be

used in the CanterburyWest Coast

district to provide support for people

with cancerand their families.

Guinea pig show

North Canterbury Guinea Pigs are

planning adouble winter show at its oneday

event in Woodend this July. Both

shows will be judged simultaneously by

two judges from the North Island. The

show will be held on Sunday,July 4, at 38

RangioraWoodend Road. ‘‘Look out for

the blue/green flag,’’ club president

Jenny Barker says. Doors will open at

10am and thereisagold coin entry fee.

North Canterbury Guinea Pigs is an

independent club whichholds regular

shows underthe rules and standards of

the NZ Cavy Judges Association. It was

established for asocial group of cavy

breedersand owners to encourage the

welfare of pets and provideshows.

People interested in attending the show

or entering their guineapigs should

phone Jenny on (021) 145 7245.

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30 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

Storm one for the Canterbury record books

The rain kept coming ...

Emergency services at the

Cones Road bridge over the

Ashley River on Sunday

morning.

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Ashley River carnage ... Part of abeehive lies wedged in atree

in Okuku, after being carried over deer fences.

River torrent ... Apedestrian crosses the Ashley Gorge bridge. The gorge river

flow peaked at more than 1000 cubic metres per second.

Massive flow ... The swollen Ashley just west of the

Cones Road bridge.

Stormwater ... Alarge swale in apark in Acacia Ave, Rangiora, does its job.

Determined ... Acyclist braves the conditions at the Ashley River on Monday.

Feeding out ... Horses in Ashley get their morning

hay ration, in ascene that played out across the region

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Road block ... Ahuge wash out has cut

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34 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

Mineral supplementation in winter

just as crucial as during lactation

With winter just around the corner, and farmers getting the most out of their

autumn growth, along with the high pay­out, it is timely to remind you about the

importance of winter mineral supplementation.

Trace mineral requirements for adairy cow do not stop when the cow is dried

off.

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particular mineral

deficiency, or

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test result comes

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–adequate for

what?

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consideration

therefore should

be: What is the

cow’s mineral

status currently

and will it be

sufficiently robust

to cover the

challenges during

the lactation

period?

Feeding trace

elements for 365

days of the year

should not be considered awaste of money.

Depletion of trace minerals over the winter months leads to low immunity at

point of calving, which will put the cows on the back foot right from the start.

As shown in the graph in this article, when there is adeficiency in the

laboratory results,

there is already a

negative impact on

animal health and

profitability. This is

cost effective as the

function related to

that mineral will not

be reduced.

We can avoid

depletion of the

minerals by feeding

all year round,

whereby each trace

element will

maintain its

function as

singularised below:

Selenium (Se) is

related to

reproduction,

antioxidant, liver

and immune system functions.

Copper (Cu) is linked to reproduction/fertility, immune system, growth and

feed efficiency.

Zinc (Zn) is essential in the immune system, hoof and protein metabolism.

Iodine (I) is associated with vitamin B12 synthesis and reserves, reproduction

and thyroid hormones activities.

Cobalt (Co) is affiliated with reproduction, synthesis

of vitamin B 12

,appetite and the nervous system.

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DAIRYING IN NORTH CANTERBURY

Improved milk forecast

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By DAVID HILL

Fonterra’s improved milk price forecast is

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Dean says.

Fonterralast week announced an

opening forecast farmgate milk price

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‘‘It was an unexpected announcement

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‘‘I’vehad only one application in aweek

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‘‘I worry about what’s going to happen

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performance and poor productionnext

season? It could create an effect that’s

going to lastfor the nextfew years.’’

Mr Dean dried off his cowslast week,

just beforethe weekend’s wet weather.

While milkproduction was on apar with

last season, it had comeatacost, with

extra feedhaving to be broughtinbecause

of the long, dry autumn conditions.

‘‘Mostdairy farmers around Canterbury

have irrigation, but winter feed and

grazing is an issue as alot of thatisdone

on dry land farms. Most will have things

sorted, but the price mightbeabit higher.’’

Dairying event to be held in Ashburton

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be heldinAshburton.

Dairy farmers will converge on the

AshburtonEvents Centre forthe annual

event onJune22and 23.

SIDE chairman Andrew Slatersaysthe

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‘‘Gone are thedays of sittingbehind

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changing,sowe’re all having to evolve, or

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RURAL LIFE

36 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

Rebecca quickly rises to leadership role

By DAVID HILL

Growing up in Whangarei, Rebecca Green

never imagined shewould one day be a

farmingleaderadvocating for women and

rural communities.

Now acontract milker at Cheviot with

her husband, Blair Green,Rebeccaisa

regional leaderfor the Dairy Women’s

Network. She was lastmonth elected

Federated FarmersNorthCanterbury

senior vice­president.

‘‘I try to liveinthe moment and Iwould

really love to continue to use my voice to

advocate forrural communities and for

rural womenand Iwouldhope it takes me

somewhere positively,’’ she says.

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the countryside to take on different

dairying positions,including workingasa

legal secretary, personal assistant and

debt collector.

Now thatthe couple has acontract

milking business, she has been freed to

take on leadership rolestosupport other

rural women.

Two­and­a­half years ago she attended a

Dairy Women’s Network workshop and

has not looked back. ‘‘I wentalongtoa

workshop and it was the firsttimeIhad

even heard of them, eventhough Ihad

been in the industry for 10 years.Ienjoyed

it so much, Iasked to be aregional leader.’’

Not one to sit back,Rebeccaquickly

made her mark, creating acompetitionfor

country women at last year’s Amuri A&P

Show with fellow regional leader Sacha

McDougall.

‘‘We wanted to help womentostep up

and have ago. Ijust thinkthat sometimes

they feelinferior, thatmen are better. But

women are just as capable, if not better.’’

It was so successful thatthe competition

was taken to this year’sSouthIsland

Agricultural FieldDays,where about70

women competed in challenges over three

days.

If that was not enough, Rebecca tookon

the roleofchairingthe Dairy Women’s

Network regional conference at

Ashburton in April,where 180 women

attended.

While the Greensjoined Federated

Farmers two years ago, after establishing

their business, Rebecca attendedher first

meeting only in January.

Four months later, she was elected

seniorvice­president and dairyvicechairman

on the North Canterbury

executive, alongside new president

Caroline Amyes.

‘‘I would like to see moreengagement,

connection andcommunication withthe

rural communities. We needtogotothe

grassroots and find out what the issues are

on farmand be the voice for them.’’

For the last two years Rebecca has been

afinalist in the Dairy Women’s Network’s

regional woman of the year award and is

thrilled withthisyear’s runner­upprize,

which is to work withamentor for 12

months to help her with goal­setting and to

focus on her passions.

The Greensmoved to North Canterbury

in 2017 for betterdairy farming

opportunities.

After aseasonatOxford, they moved to

their present position at Cheviot.

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Plant based? ... Simon Watts is keen to help dairy farmers on dryland farms around Culverden to find alternatives as climatic challenges build.

Climate challenges lie ahead

By DAVID HILL

AformerBritish environmental scientist

wantstohelp North Canterbury dairy

farmerstofarm forthe future.

Dr Simon Watts has begun initial talks

with dairyfarmers on former dry land

sheepfarms around Culverden.

‘‘My sense is that over timedairy

farminginCanterbury is not going to be

successful due to the costofwater, and

waterstorage isn’t goingtosolve that.’’

From those initial conversations, Dr

Wattsgained asense of the financial

constraints on dairyfarmerswith high

debt levels, which can affect decisionmaking.

‘‘One getsthe impression the bank

manager almostsits at their dinner table

and that’saterrible thing to say,soit’s

aboutrecognising thissituation from the

outside and working with farmers to find

solutions.’’

The challenge with intensive farming on

what is traditionally dry landisthat there

are too many unknowns,such as thelongterm

impacttothe chemistry resulting

from mixing irrigated water, ground

water, cow urinewith bacteria and

nitrates, Dr Watts says.

‘‘Irrigation often works from taking

groundwater and in some areas you are

almost emptying the water levels and then

it refills over winter. But what if you don’t

get the rain recharge over winter?

‘‘Often,you will just dig adeeper bore

holetoget deeper ground water,but that

can lead to long-term damage and there

seems to be adebate about where those

nitrates might be going.’’ And then you add

climatechange intothe mix.

Climate change models suggestwhile

Canterbury’stotalrainfall will drop only

slightly, there are likely to be long dry

periods and short periods of heavy rainfall

or flooding, which is notconducive to

intensivefarming, Dr Watts says.

Eco systems which have amix of crops,

suchaspasture, shrubsand trees,are

moreresilient to dry conditionsthan

simply growing pasture. ‘‘Climate change

is vested in unknowns,’’hesays.‘‘I know

that Idon’tknow whatchemistry is going

on,but I’m certainthat the process is going

to be different.’’

Alternatives include plant-based

protein and fibre, but it is about ensuring

there are markets available. Hemp has

been touted as asolution. ‘‘The challenge

with hemp is thatitneeds to be fed with

nitrogen, so it’s not muchbetter than

dairying.But you areusing probably only

5percent of the wateryou wouldbeusing

for cows, so it needstobe looked at.’’

Going vegan is unlikely to solve the

problem, he says.‘‘Even if all of New

Zealand becamevegan, it’s not goingtobe

abig enough market.’’

The Culverden project is in its early

stagesand Dr Watts says he is talkingto

vegetable protein producersand export

markets so he can go back to farmerswith

serious optionsfor them to consider.

Dr Watts was an academic for nearly two

decades with OxfordBrookes University

beforeworking with New Zealand’s

ParliamentaryCommissioner for the

Environment, Dr JanWright. He thenhad

astint withthe National University of

Singapore, advising the Singapore government

on climate-changeadaptation.

After returningtoChristchurch in 2019,

Dr Watts foundedthe Brighton

ObservatoryofEnvironmentand

Economics,where he workswith

academics and professionals to advise

governments and communities on

adapting to climate change.

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Emma smashes record

Emma Timmis, an ultra­distancerunner

from Kaiapoi, set arecord for the

women’s 50km event during the recent

Old Forest Hanmer 100 Trail Run.

She finished in fourhours,44minutes

in the Hanmer Springs event, smashing

six minutes off the previous recordof4

hours,50minutes.

The win marked asuccessful return to

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Rain and flooding disrupts club games

Heavy rain from Saturday

afternoon forcedthe

cancellationofall hockey

games on Sunday, as well as

the mid week men’s

competition on Monday night.

Rangiora Hockey Club’s

Division 1men’s team was

just 10 minutesinto its match

against Southern United at

MainPowerHockey Turf in

Rangiora when umpires

called off the game because

of extensive flooding.

Thisgame, and the one

between the Rangiora CBK

Division 1women’s teamand

Southern United, will have to

be replayed later.

Before, this, Rangiora’s

junior hockey teamsplayed

through lightrain on

Saturday morning, withsome

good results for the club.

Bothboys’ and girls’ Kwik

Sticks 11­a­side teams gave

strong performancestowin

SPORT RESULTS

HOCKEY

Rangiora GolfClub

Nine holeStroke/LGU/Hills &Thomas

Trophy; Ladies:Catherine Boddy33, Rita

Moore 35, Diane Sinclair 36, Janet

Maguire 37 c/b.Men: RossMcQueen 35 c/b,

RobertMadden 35, Ross Gillespie 36,

Ralph Sinclair 37.Dennis Brook38.

Rangiora Bridge Club

Cherrypairs: North/South: Dawn

Simpson/Linda Hanham1,Deborah

Senior/JanStupples 2, Margaret Smith/

‘‘It wasn’t an organised eventbut

people ran with me all through the night

and there was agreat community spirit,’’

she said.

Emma was born in Britain but has

livedinNew Zealand for the lastfive

years, moving to Kaiapoisix months ago.

She enjoys running in the area,

particularly along the stopbank in the

formerred zone and at Pines Beach.

Emma is achildren’s book illustrator

and author of The Girl Who Ran Across

Africa.The book is self published and

was printed in Christchurch. It tellsof

how Emmabecame the first personto

run across Africa seven years ago. It is a

story of resilience and perseverance.

Emma has beendoing talksaboutthe

book in schoolsaroundNorth

Canterbury.

their respectivegames, with

threeofthe five Kwik Sticks

seven­a­side teams following

suit.

It was almost aclean sweep

for Rangiora in the Kiwi

Sticks grade,with the

Rogues, Rabbits and Road

Runners makingshort work

of their opponents.

In the Mini Sticks grade,

the Roadsters and Rockets

dominated, butitwas amuch

closer game betweenthe

RockStars and Hinemoa­

Kaiapoi, with the Rock Stars

winning3­2.

The Rangiora/Hurunui mid

weekwomen’s teams played

earlier in the week, with the

Hares continuing theirwinningform

in the first division,

while the Hawksare

improving in Division 3.

Results

Mid Week Open: Women:

Rangiora Hurunui Hares 5(Kelly

Nicholson 2, LucyMurray 2,

Rachelle Crause 1) beatHSOB/

Burnside 2. MVP: Kelly Nicholson.

Rangiora Hurunui Hawks0lost to

Southern United2.

KwikSticks 11­a­side grade:

Boys: Rangiora Renegades5

(JoshuaMetzger 2, Nikunj Chhabra

1, Matt Corey1,Henry Webb 1) beat

Southern United0.MVP: Dylan

LaValley. Girls: Rangiora Rascals 3

(SarahWalsh 2, FeliciteAntoniuk­

Newall 1) beat Southern United

Cats 2. MVP: Lillie Wilson.

Kwik Sticks 7­a­side grade: Boys:

Rangiora Rangers 6(Bram

Vermeulen 5, Jamie Ryan 1) beat

Avon St Michaels Titans2.MVP:

Josh Godinet. Girls: Rangiora

Rebels 0lost to Hornby 8. MVP:

SiennaWatson &Annabelle

Birchler. Rangiora Rainbows 10

(Kayleigh Sweeney, Ruby Taylor,

PJ Mackintosh, Brooklin Glass,

Sophie Cartwright) beat HSOB/

Burnside 0. MVP: Ruby Taylor.

Rangiora Rubys5beat HSOB/

DianeWatson3.East/West: Joyce Grey/

Gaynor Hurford 1, JanicePickering/

Margaret Pickering 2, JudithDriver/

Heather Waldron3.

Rata Pairs: N/S: JoanLloyd/Adrienne

Paine1,WarwickWyatt/Ken Johns 2,

Rhondda Bergman/JeffBergman 3. E/W:

Shirley Symns/JackLyon 1, JennyHassall/

Julie Brown2,Robin Hassall/Heather

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Burnside3. MVP: Imogen

Abernethy.

Kiwi Sticks grades: Boys:

Rangiora Rogues 6(Benji Mones­

Cazon 2, Seth Cann 2, Glenn Fricker

1, Sam Riley 1) beat Waikirikiri0.

MVP: George Chambers. Girls:

Rangiora Rabbits 10 (Catherine

McKellow 5, FreyaClark 3, Emma

McKellow 2) beat Hornby 1. MVP:

Emma McKellow. Rangiora

Raiders1(Lily George 1) lost to

HSOB/Burnside Fairies 7. MVP:

Petra Lamont&Lucy McLean.

Rangiora Road Runners7(Bella

Cheery 2, Neve Fantham2,Sammy

Frost­Smith 2, Lily Frost 1) beat St

Margarets 1. MVP:EmilieLye.

Mini Sticksgrades: Boys:

Rangiora Roadsters 9(Harry Pullar

5. Aidan Ferguson 4) beat HSOB/

Burnside Leopards 2. MVP: Aidan

Ferguson. Girls: RangioraRockets

10 (Ruby Hutchison 5, Ila Bavis 1,

ShayleeEastmond 1, Vida Berry 1,

Lucia Cavanagh 1, Hazel O’Steen 1)

beat Southern United SnowyOwls

1. MVP: Lucia Cavanagh. Rangiora

Rock Stars 3(Anita Mones­Cazon 2,

Charlotte Hawes 1) beat Hinemoa­

Kaiapoi2.MVP:Winnie Bavis.

Gail Dunlop 1, Sharyn Davis/MurrayDavis

2, Anne Bagrie/Kate Whitehead 3. E/W:

Desley Simpson/JudithRobinson1,Liz

Calder/Lindsay Sigglekow 3.

PlatePairs: N/S: Tony Biddington/Jack

Lyon 1, Judith Calder/Lynda Cameron 2,

Carole Anderson/JeanetteJoyce 3. E/W:

Gaynor Hurford/RobinHassall 1, Richard

Luisette/Geoff Swailes 2, Colin Dick/

Elizabeth Alabaster andLouise Tapper/

Noreen Thompson equal 3.

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RUGBYSUB UNION DRAW

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Kaiapoi’swin secures semi-final spot

By LINDSAY KERR

and PETER WILLIAMS

Kaiapoi overcame afirst­half

deficit to comfortably beat

Springston 32­14 in its quarter

final match of the combined

country rugby competitionon

Saturday.

Kaiapoi now faces asemifinal

against Southbridge this

Saturday, played on the

southerner’s hometurf.

North Canterbury’s other

quarter­finalist and top

qualifier Saracens were edged

out thanks to an injury­time

Prebbletonpenalty.

Under threatening skies at

Kaiapoi, the hometeam

withstood early attacks on its

line to score first with apenalty

try. This followed aseries of

scrums where Kaiapoi

achieved totaldomination.

The Kaiapoi forward

domination in the early phases

served the side well later in the

game at atime after Springston

had threatened to take control.

Springston finishedthe first

half the better of the two.

This largely followed

Kaiapoi’s attempts to run the

ball too often when on defence.

For lengthy periods the side

was pinned in its own half.

Springston scored its first try

after Kaiapoi dropped the ball

and then, again on half time,

after ascrum near the Kaiapoi

line.

Springston started the second

half with a14­10 lead and

lookedlike advancing this

when Kaiapoi was reduced to

14 players for 10 minutes.

Kaiapoi withstood the attacks

and its forwards again took

control.

With the weatherplaying a

bigger part, and with

Springston’s pack tiring,

Kaiapoi dominated all phases

in the last quarter. Forwards

combined with the backline in

many raids near the Springston

line.

In the final quarter, Kaiapoi

scored four tries. All were wide

out and followed solid buildups,

with the ball transferring

through many hands.

Scoreboard: Kaiapoi 32 (a

penalty try, Shak Bassi, Iowane

Koroitukana, Kimeon Reade,

Robert Dods­Samson tries.

RUGBY

Taine Jacobs­Lawson, a

conversion and penalty),

Springston 14.

Loss for Saracens

The many loyal Saracens

supporters who had bravedthe

dismal conditions at

Southbrook Park wereleft

shattered at the final whistle.

In the last act of amatch

which could have gone either

way, 19­year­old Prebbleton

five­eighth Ted Coleman coolly

slotted apenalty from near the

sideline and three metres

outside the 22 to give

Prebbleton a17­16 win.

Coleman, who has done

everything asked of him in his

first year of first division rugby

in akey position, was

immediately swamped by his

elated team­mates,who knew

they had got out of jail.

While the match was closely

contested throughout, it

appeared Saracens had done

enough to claim the victory as

the side led 16­14 as the match

went deep into injury time.

However, despite having the

driving rain at their backs, the

Saracens players were not able

to play the final stanzasofthe

match in Prebbleton territory

and they paid dearly for it.

In general, the Prebbleton

forward pack had slightly the

better of the battle up front,

especially in the lineouts,

where they were dominant.

No. 8Kerry Gray was aconstant

threat with the ball in hand and

he was well supported by Ed

Sunia and Steven Lees­Godwin,

both of whomwere rewarded

with tries for their efforts.

But the Saracens forwards

had their moments, too,

especially at two key scrums.

After trailing by asolitary point

at half­time, the Saracens pack

made astrong statement when

it was first to score in the

second half when Josh Maynard

dotted down afteraconcerted

scrum effort produced a

pushover try.

Then, with time running out,

adominantscrum hard on

defence pushed Prebbleton

off the ball and allowed

On the offensive ... The storm clouds brew as Springston look to attack the Kaiapoi line.

Saracens to clear its line.

After Maynard’s try,

Prebbleton soon regained the

lead but Nathan Goodwin, who

had just come on as a

replacement,won the race to

the ball after Kerran Jenkins

had madeagood break and

toed ahead. Saracens squeezed

back in front16­14 and looked

to be doing enough in the

conditions to hold the visitors

out.

Ricky Allin had generally

directedplay well for Saracens.

He had also kicked two early

penalties but, as the conditions

deterioratedwith steady rain

setting in, his touch off the

kicking tee deserted him. His

failure to convert either of the

tries, or at least one other

comfortable kicking

SPORT RESULTS

Amberley Golf

Men(May 22): PWylie72, JRobertson73, P

Cumming 73, SThomas74, BFitzgerald 74, B

Rayner 74.

Women: MCottier 71, MPollock72, AWilshire

74.

Midweek men: (May19):DFlewellen 39, L

Brown 39, KGussette 39, BBalderstone 38,R

Wilshire 37, BMills37, SMilne 37.

opportunity, eventually proved

to be the difference between

the teams.

But the day belonged to

Coleman.Apart from playing a

solid all­round game given the

conditions, he managed to

convert both of his team’s tries

and landed the match­winner

under extreme pressurejust

when it mattered the most.

Scoreboard: Saracens 16

(tries to Maynard and Goodwin,

2penalties to Allin) lost to

Prebbleton 17 (tries to Sunia

and Lees Godwin, 2conversions

and one penaltytoColeman.)

Play­off games

North Canterbury’s other six

teams were all involved in playoff

games as they prepare

PHOTO:LINDSAYKERR

themselves for the second

round of the NorthCanterbury

competition in two weeks.

Away, Glenmark­Cheviot

playing off for 9th to 12th,

comfortably headed off West

Melton at 8­10, while Oxford,

also playing away, beat

Waihora 33­24.

In the 13th to 16th play­off,

Ohoka came from behind to

beat Mid Canterbury side

Hampstead 24­11.Itwas a

fitting resultfor James Marr,

who playedhis 100th premier

game for the club.

In the same section, after

scoring first, Ashley lost 14­28 to

Lincoln.

In the final section, for 17th to

22nd, Hurunui beat Rolleston

17­12 and Woodend succumbed

to Rakaia 21­39.

Midweek women:SLee 38 ,JBishop 37, C

Brown36, BScott 35. 9Holers (May 19): HKemp

21, DEdwards 19, JEvans 19.

Amberley Smallbore RifleClub

OMitchell 100.4, DQuigley 99.6, KQuigley

98.6, PWisheart 98.5,KBrown 97.4, CRhodes

96.5, IFrazer 95.2, MParker90.1, WParker 88.2,

ARoxburgh 86.2, BParker 82.0, MBoyce 81.0, T

Boyce 75.1,ARoxburgh68.0.

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Month to month memberships. Great new member

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Coming Soon

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Townsend Fieldsthe

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Woodend 42 Welsford Street

Swannanoa 1095 Two Chain Road

Fabulous family home on Welsford

Avery sunny home with great north/northwest facing outdoor living -

this property really doesoffer so much for all the familyand you

simplywill not wantto leave. With 300sm this homehas excellent

storage areas as well as living space,sothere is room for everyone and

everything.The homeisdouble glazed and the kitchen, family

bathroom and ensuite have all been upgraded. If you are looking for a

large home convenientlylocated then you must view,you will not be

disappointed.

4 2 2 2

Auction 1.00pm, Fri 18th Jun, 2021,

(unless sold prior)

View Sat 5Jun 1.00 -2.00pm

Sun 6Jun 1.00 -2.00pm

Web pb.co.nz/RU85794

Bev Wright

M 027 434 2486

Great family home -great family location!

Greatopportunity to secure abeautifully maintained lifestyle haven

sited on 5.0295ha. There is enough room for everyoneinthis sunny

and inviting family home,situateddown along driveway in apeaceful,

private setting. The flexible and spaciousfloor plan makesfamily living

abreeze, anew kitchenpacked with all themod-cons is abeautifully

adorned space, complemented by multipleopen planlivingareas

providing all daysun.Effortlessindoor/outdoorflow featuring

numerous sliding doorsopen to awraparound verandaandlarge

sheltered outdoor entertainingarea, the perfect place to sit and

overlook yourown slice of paradise.

4 2 2 2

Auction 3.00pm, Fri 25th Jun, 2021,

(unless sold prior)

View Sun 6Jun 1.00 -1.30pm

Web pb.co.nz/RL87809

Leigh Miller

M 021 308 202

Woolston 37 Saint Johns Street

Two incomes

With two dwellings on theone title this property is generating

$675/week. The larger unit has three bedrooms, aspacious bathroom

and laundry, separate toilet, new heat pump and aseparate garageas

well as room for childrentoplay. Clad in painted cedar weatherboard,

it is very tidy.The other unit comprisestwo bedrooms, bathroom with

achub, nice kitchen and alsohas alock up garage and is clad in

plaster. Locatedclose to many amenities it will be an excellent

investmentproperty,oryou could live in one, subjecttogiving the

tenants the required notice and the other could pay your mortgage.

5 2

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday 23rd

June, 2021 at 4.00pm

View Sun 6Jun 1.30 -2.15pm

Web pb.co.nz/RU89599

Maurice Newell

M 027 240 1718

Hamish Anderson

M 027 678 8888

Make sellingyour

home abreeze...

List andsellyour home with me by the

31st of Augustand Iwillgiveyou a

professionalhouse cleanfor free!

KirstynBarnett

Residential/LifestyleSales Consultant

M 021 312230 | P 03 3130101

E kirstyn.barnett@pb.co.nz

W kirstyn4property.com

PB050245

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 |pb.co.nz

Proudtobehere


2IC -700 cows in Hawkes Bay

31/2 days off every fortnight including

weekend.

Nice 4bedroom home.

70K plus package. 6+staff.

Call Mary 027 481 4591

2388877

Readytorace ... MattSummerfield and his sister, Nicole.

Entertainment

LIZ BRAGGINS, Graham

Wardrop and Mary Dunne

performing live at Balcairn

Hall, three local legends

combined into something

really special, Saturday

26th June at 8pm, free

supper, alcohol free event,

raffles, CD sales. Tickets

$25 from Sally Macs

Amberley, Stan’s 7 Day

Pharmacy Rangiora, Sefton

Garage and online via

www.balcairnhall.com.

Situations Vacant

Oxford Area

School

Fixed Term

New Entrant

Teacher

Located in Canterbury, 52 km west of

Christchurch with aroll of approximately 520

students, Oxford Area School is seeking a

passionate and enthusiastic New Entrant teacher

to join our team. This is aFulltime Fixed term

position for Term 3&42021.

Applications close 3pm 17 th June 2021

Please send letter of application and CV including

referees to:

Principals Secretary, Oxford Area School,

52 Bay Road, Oxford 7430.

Or

Email vacancies@oxford.school.nz

Phone 03 312 4197

2387581

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student onanindividually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

co.nz/rangiora

Pets

PHOTO: FILE

Rally set to roll

Sixtyentrants, including 13

from NorthCanterbury, will

contest the Lone Star

Canterbury RallyonSunday,

June 6.

Christchurch driver Josh

Marston, in aBarinaAP4,is

seeded first. He currently

lies second in the New

Zealand Rally Championship,and

wonthis event in

2019.

Rangiora’sMattSummerfield,

withhis co­driver

sister, Nicole,isseeded

second.Matt and Nicole,

who havebeen ateam for

many years,will be in a

Subaru STi. Kaiapoi’sJob

Quantock is the third seedin

aSkodaAP4.

The rally is around of the

Mainland RallyChampionship,and

hasseven special

stages.The first and seventh

special stagesare in Ashley

Forest and the other five are

on public roads, which will

be closed for the event.

The first car begins the

firststageat8:48amand

people can see all the action

from aviewing point at the

top of the old rally sprint

road.

The cars then tour to

Amberley for aservice break

at the Countdown car park

before aseries of stages on

NorthCanterbury roads,

before returning to the forest

for thefinalstage.

Spectatormaps are

available from cafes, the

tearooms and FourSquare

in Cheviot, cafes and the

garage at Waikari, Four

Square at Hawarden,the

Domett Garage, Woodend

Auto Services, Autotech and

Joe’sGarage in Rangiora,

as wellascafes in Amberley.

Personal

SEMI RETIRED kind,

caring man looking for a

loving relationship.

Seeking agenuine, caring

woman in her 70’s, light

drinker. Ph 020 4129 5331.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

STAMP COLLECTION

lots of albums, $60 to $650.

Mint and used. Phone 03

423 3936 10am to 4pm

Monday -Friday.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

Situations Vacant

Sales /

Administration/

Special Projects

The North Canterbury News is the best-read and largestcirculating community

newspaperinNorth Canterbury. We areowned by AlliedPress, aNew Zealand

owned andoperated company producing qualitynewspapers,magazines and

on-linemedia.

We arelooking for anew teammember to join our team,who is an excellent

communicator,tohelp grow our business, throughsales and administration

support.

Thispositionis30hoursaweek basedinour Rangioraoffice withthe

opportunityfor it to growtoafull-time position if the applicantrequiredthis.

In order to be successful in this role,itisessential that you have:

•Excellentcomputerskills and have the ability to confidentlylearn new

programmesand systems.

•Asolidwork ethicand enjoythe excitement of adeadline driven position.

•Sales hunting skillsand adesire to succeed.

•The ability to listentoclient needs and provideeffectivesolutions(with

support fromus).

Keypersonality attributes:

• Passionate, positiveand proactive.

• Flexibleand able to work as partofateam.

• Creativeand enjoydiscussing new ideas withcustomers.

• Enjoybeing partofour workfamily team.

Youwillbejoining abusiness that is passionate aboutlocalnews, caresabout

our customers and our team.

To apply forthisrole,aNZ drivers license is essential andyou musthave the

right to live andwork in NZ.

Apply in confidencewith yourCV

and coverletterto:

Dayna Burton

Thursday,August2,2018 | Issue 808 | www.ncnews.co.nz

dayna.burton@ncnews.co.nz

TUTOR wanted. Kip

McGrath (Rangiora) is

looking for an experienced,

enthusiastic, qualified

teacher, to teach senior

NCEA subjects (Math /

Science). Teacher will

work with no more than

four students on individual

programmes and must be

excited about making a

difference. Must be available

at least once aweek for

classes after 4pm by

arrangement. Further

information available from

rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz

or by calling the centre

Director, Dr. Grant Dykes

at (03) 313 3638.

Lost and Found

LOST in Rangiora township,

house &car keys &

remote door opener, also

drivers licence. Lost on

27th May. Please phone

021 174 2802.

Wanted To Buy

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Phone 027 350 3963,

or 313 1878.

HONDA 400 quad bike,

2000-2005 low kms, phone

027 4459 123.

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

Situations Wanted

QUALIFIED trust worthy

Support Worker, based in

North Canterbury, Ihave 6

years commercial experience.

Various personal

care, overnight available,

taxi service, etc. Complex

care, knowledge &experience

in Neurological

conditions. Certification &

references available. Phone

Jenny 021 228 8881.

SPORT AND CLASSIFIEDS

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Public Notices

43

Refuse and Recycling

Week commencing 7 th June:

Monday 7 th

No collections.

Tuesday 8 th

Hanmer Springs, Gore Bay &MtLyford.

Wednesday 9 th

Amberley,Amberley Beach,Leithfield, Leithfield Beach,

Cheviot, Waipara, Omihi, Scargill, Motunau Beach,

GretaValley.

Thursday10 th

Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Hawarden, Waikari.

Remember:

·Only official Hurunui District Councilbagswill be

collected.

·Bagsmust be securelytied and at the kerbside by 8am.

·Collection times mayvary, the crew will not return to

collectbags put out late.

·Refuse bags must notexceed15kg.

·Bagssplitprior to thecrew’s arrivaland non-official

bagswill be left.

·Bundlesofcardboard will notbecollected, recycle via

the transferstations.

The following canberecycledvia thecollections:

·Newspapers, magazines, office paper and telephone

directories.

·Cardboard, greetings cards, junkmail, envelopes and

egg boxes.

·Food, drink andpet foodcans.

·Rigid plastic bottlesand small containers, types 1, 2

and 5with lidsremoved.

Recycling must be cleanand loose in recycling bags.

The followingcannotberecycled-Contaminated

bagswill be left:

Softplastics andplastictypes3,4,6and 7, tetrapaks,

polystyrene,plantpots,strapping, clothing,dirty paper

or card, coffee cups,plastic lids, foil traysandfood

waste. If in doubt throwitout.

TransferStations:

Alltransferstations areclosedonMonday 7 th .Inlieuof

the Monday, Amberley TransferStation willopen10am

to 4pm on Tuesday 8 th June.

2385417


What’s happening in your

community…

Civil Defence Responds to Flooding

Civil Defence Emergency Operation Staff spent

the weekend responding tothe significant rainfall

causing havoc across Canterbury.

We wanted to thank residents who listened to the

evacuation notices and kept up to date with what

was happening online.

Waimakariri thankfully got through the worst of

the weather relatively unscathed. We will now start

turning our minds to areas and infrastructure that

need recovery support.

Watch Out for Unrecyclable ‘Eco-

Friendly’ Packaging

Ever wondered just how eco-friendly that

compostable packaging is? The truth is alot of

packaging marked as compostable or ‘eco-friendly’

is in fact rubbish, which ends up in the landfill.

The problem is particularly common in the

takeaway industry, where packaging may look like

cardboard but it’s oen layered with athin plastic

film so it can hold liquid or food.

“The way this packaging ismarketed is misleading

and adds toconfusion around recycling,” says

Waimakariri District Council Solid Waste Asset

Manager Kitty Waghorn.

These items can’t go in the green bin (due to their

mixed materials) and also can’t go in the yellow

collection bin for recycling either asthey’re not a

recyclable plastic.

“The easiest way to make sure you’re on the right

path is to take asecond look to make sure it’s 100

percent paper or cardboard before composting or

putting it in the green organics bin.”

• Takeaway coffee cups

• Compostable or biodegradablebagsand packaging

• Pringles tubes

• Tetra Pakorany othercarton thatcontainedliquid.

To find out what can be accepted in your green and

yellowkerbsidebins, visitrethinkrubbish.co.nz and to

learn more about compostable and biodegradable

packaging visit wasteminz.org.nz

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

To join visit:

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe

Temporary Road Closure

The Council has received an application

to temporarily close the following roads

for the period shown for the Cust Car

Rally 2021.

Roads to be Closed

Glews Road from BennettsRoad to Ashley Road

Ashley Road from Tippings Road to #172

Bennetts Road from German Road to #149

Leslies Road from Glews Road to #40

Tippings Road from Ashley Road to Reids Road

Terrace Road from Ashley Road to #825

Period of Closure

8am to 5pm, Sunday 11 July 2021

Detours will be in place.

This closure is made inaccordance with

Section 11(e) of the Tenth Schedule ofthe

Local Government Act 1974 and will apply

to all vehicular traffic.

WHAT YOU DO, CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Organics collected in Waimakariri at kerbside

make their way to Living Earth in Christchurch,

who turn nearly 50,000 tonnes of food and garden

waste into compost each year. Living Earth is only

consented toreceive food and garden waste, and

the resulting compost is certified ‘organic’.

1 JUNE TO 31 AUGUST

FOR ALL

AGES

Including plastics in the green bin that call

themselves ‘eco-friendly’ contaminates the

compost and invalidates the organic certifications

needed to sell compost ontocustomers.

“There’s afeel-good factor when buying goods

that appear to use compostable packaging

because you think you’re being an environmentallyconscious

consumer,” says Kitty. “Unfortunately,

this is just one of the ways that shoppers and even

retailers are being greenwashed.”

These are some of the commonly ‘greenwashed’

items found in the green or yellow kerbside bins

that need to go in the rubbish:

• Home delivered meal kit packaging –even ifit

says its compostable

• ‘Cardboard’ containers for takeaways

WINDOWS TO THE WORLD

Time to tuck up with agood book? Letyour

reading open anew window on theworld

with our 2021WinterReadingChallenge.

Sign up nowonBeanstack

Find moreat

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

or pick up abooklet

todayfromthelibrary.

VOLUNTEER EXPO

Celebrating Volunteer Week. Displays and

activities by local groups. Find out how you

can make adifference.

Kaiapoi Library • Saturday 19June 10am -2pm

Pegasus CommunityCentre • Friday 25 June 5pm -7pm

Rangiora Library • Saturday 26June 10am -2pm

Find out more at

waimakariri.govt.nz


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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Rangiora Craft Beer

Company Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an Off Licence in

respect ofthe premises at

7Durham Street, Rangiora

known as The Good Drop.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is Craft beer

and cider fillery.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence

are Monday to Sunday,

10am to 10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than15working days after

the date of publication of

this notice, file a notice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the Sale and Supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 27th May

2021

2385289v2

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Kosher Liquor Limited

has made application

to the district licensing

committee at rangiora

for the issue of an off

licence in respect of the

premises at 73 Victoria

Street, Rangiora known

as Liquorland Rangiora.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is bottle store.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is sold under the

licence are Monday to

Sunday 7am To 10pm .

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than15working days after

the date of publication of

this notice, file a notice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the issue

of alicence may bemade

inrelation to amatterother

than amatter specified in

section 105 (1) of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 27th May

2021

2385491v2

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON AND OFF LICENCES

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

The Office Waikuku Ltd

has made application

to the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora for

the renewal of an On and

Off Licences in respect

of the premises situated

at Front entry or the Rear

Entry at 1429 Main North

Road, Waikuku known as

The Office Cafe.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Cafe.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday to Sunday 7.30am

to 10.00pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the sale and

supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 27th May

2021.

2386517v2

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Bare Rabbit Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the issue of

an Off Licence in respect

of the premises situated at

10 Bob Robertson Drive,

Ravenswood known as

New World Ravenswood.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Supermarket.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended to

be) sold under the licence

are 7.00am -10.00pm 7

days per week.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the issue

of alicence may bemade

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 105 (1) of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on the 27th May

2021.

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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE: Artillery

Blank Firing. Notice is

hereby given that the

Southern Gunners in conjunction

with the Godley

Head Heritage Trust, will

fire a Royal Salute at

Rangiora on Saturday 5th

June 2021, in celebration of

the 95th birthday of Her

Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll,

the Captain General of the

Royal New Zealand Artillery.

The event is approved

by the Waimakariri District

Council and NZ Police

have been advised. The

Salute will involve the

firing of Artillery blank

ammunition and up to 28

rounds will be fired. In

order to minimise noise

disruption only aminimum

charge will be used, but

loud noise can be expected.

Members of the public are

welcome to attend the Salute

from 1pm to view the

guns. The formal Salute

will take place at 3pm.

There will be aroped off

safety zone surrounding the

guns during firing, which

will be supervised by safety

marshals. There will be a

Safety Briefing for the public

immediately prior to the

commencement of the Salute.

Saturday 5th June

2021, Dudley Park, Church

Street, Rangiora, open to

the Public 1pm, Salute

3pm, Finish 4pm. For

information please contact

Pete Dawson Southern

Gunners Safety Officer,

phone 021 334 381. Email

petedawson1950lytt@gmail.com

RANGIORA Promotions

AGM. Tuesday 8th June -

5:30pm Drinks /Nibbles -

6pm start. Rangiora RSA

Club. 2021 Nomination

form, agenda, financial

report and 2020 minutes are

available online at

rangiorapromotions.co.nz.

Please RSVP to

rangiorasecretary@gmail.com

by 3June.

WOODEND Methodist

Church fundraiser "Singa-long"

afternoon, avariety

of old time songs, followed

by afternoon tea.

Admission $10, Sunday

13th June at 2pm in the

Church. Enquiries Evelyn

Wilson 312 7740.

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New pothole?

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Situations Vacant

CLEANING SERVICE PROVIDER

TheNorth Canterbury Sport&Recreation Trust

is seeking expressions of interest from suitably

experienced cleaningsuppliers to provide Cleaning

Services forMainpowerStadium.

LocatedinRangiora, this multi-use sportandfitness facility

will open its doors in August 2021 and will helpthe Trust

to continue building on its achievements over thepast 35

years in promoting sportand recreation foreveryone in our

community.

Applicantsshould outline their experience in the cleaning of:

•Offices and associatedareas

•Gym and fitness facilities

•Stadium and courtareas

We areinterested in talking with youifyou canprovide apart

or all theseservices.

Pleasecall or email if youthink youcan provide cleaning

services forusand we will provide moredetails.

Contact: NickyBell

Ph: 022 471 0684

Email: nbell@sportstrust.org.nz

Applications close24June 2021

WarMemorial Hall

1AlbertStreet, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 1–Keeping everyone safe

Dear Clients and prospective clients,

•WeARE open and ready to provide you with

budgeting supportand advice.

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

by appointment only.

•Wewillbeabletosee walk-in clients. Please phone

first

•Home visits are by arrangement only.

•Wewill trytocontinue advocating on your behalf

with WINZ, banks, creditors etc.

•Weregularly workwith other supportagencies and

food banks; to provide you with additional

assistance.

Phone: 03 313 3505

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

Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

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

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

please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

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“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

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46 North Canterbury News, June 3, 2021

Public Notices

ANNUAL DOG

REGISTRATION FEES

2021/2022 YEAR

The Hurunui District Council has fixed the following dog

registration fees for the period 1July 2021 to30June 2022. All

fees are GST inclusive.

Registration Fees

Standard domestic dog $47.00

Responsible dog owner category $33.00

Working dog $33.00

Working exempt dog (exempt from microchipping) $33.00

Disability assist dog

N/A

Probationary dog owner -Working orworking exempt dog $33.00

Probationary dog owner -Domestic dog $47.00

Dangerous dog $70.50

If registrations are not completed by1August 2021 a50% penalty fee will be applied to the

registration fee after that date.

Dogs are not considered registered until full fees, as applicable, have been paid.

Registration forms will beforwarded out to known dog owners in June.

For more information on dog registrations:

Email: dogs@hurunui.govt.nz

Phone: 03 3148 816

Website link for registering your dog:

https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/rrl/animals-dogs/dog-control/registering-your-dog

Website link for updating your dog information:

https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/rrl/animals-dogs/dog-control/updating-dog-info

Livestock

HOMEKILL

&Wild Game

Meat Processing

313 0022

2309602MEAT2U.NZ

Firewood

DRY WATTLE two years

old, $700 6m2. Dry old

man pine, $550 6m2.Phone

03 312 8726 Rangiora.

SPLIT PINE $350 for 4.5

cube trailer load, free delivery

to Rangiora area. Phone

021 241 8075.

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

Trade&Services

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

Trade&Services

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.

FIRE GUARDS Custom

made with safety latch.

Phone 021 169 9066. E:

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restoration,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

experi-

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

GARDENING

enced 30 years, qualified,

new to Kaiapoi. Phone

Grant 027 276 1990.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

Trade&Services

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

Trade&Services

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

Rock, paving, all alterations

new and old. Quality

workmanship. Visit

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601 3145.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

2091848

2220615

2225862

Trade&Services

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

2362002

Dressmaking

&Alterations

40yrs experience.

Will pick up &

deliver.

Ready 3-7 days.

Ph Robyn

022 317 2948

2363766

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per

hour.Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

2343272

027 216 0000

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Guide

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

Automotive &Recovery

Builder

Butchery

Computer Repairs

2070788

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

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

Come and see us for friendly &supportive service

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Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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

Construction &Concrete

DENTURE CLINIC

Digger Hire and Construction

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

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

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

Ear Health

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

2273277

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

ECOM Digger Hire

and Construction

•9 ton Komatsu with rubber pads.

•Excavotor can be dry hired or with

one of our expert operators.

•Attachments available:

•Post driver

•Concrete/rock breaker

•Grab bucket

•Tilt bucket

•Rock bucket

No job

too big

–Nojob

too small

admin@ecomconstruction

www.ecomconstruction.co.nz

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2089195v2-4/4-S

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

2136148

Landscaping

For all your landscaping needs

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures

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

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

● Filtration –whole house, kitchen tap

● Domestic maintenance

● Gas fitting –servicing, new,

renovations

● Gas hot water installs

● Gas cookers and Gas fires

● Kitchen /Bathroom renovations

● Backflow testing and installs

● New housing plumbing and gas

2365549

Plumbing &Gasfitting

Discount forSuper Gold card holders!

james@plumbingandgashq.co.nz

2372616

0800 H2O LPG

4 2 6 574

Lawn &Garden Care

Lawn Mowing

Water Blasting

Gardening

Spraying

Pruning and Trimming

Lawn Care

Rubbish Removal

Compost, Worms, Bark

and Stone Chip Delivery

Mark Borck

markborck@icloud.co.nz

2374056V2

Recycling

Free Quotes

www.mrgreen.co.nz

027 2214 936

0800 674 733

TIME FOR ACLEAN UP

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FREE COLLECTION OF

METALITEMS

Washing machines–Dryers –Dishwashers -

Microwaves –Stoves–Cooktops –Ovens

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SawBenches- Carparts –Car batteries–

Lead –Brass –Steel –Iron–Aluminium –Tin

–Drums -Electric cable –Nuts–Bolts

–Screws -Steel bath -Stainless Steel sinks

and benchtops -Tapsetc

Free serviceavailable throughout

Waimakariri, Hurunui

and Kaikouradistricts.

Forany items not listedpleaseask

TO ARRANGE YOUR COLLECTION

Phone or Txt0274332 176

Email: ben@anyoldiron.co.nz

2358470

✓ Mowing

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2360356

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✓ Blowing

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more ...

CALL US NOW: 027 294 8279

elitemowingandgarden

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

Supply and Install

of Seamless Gutters

10 year no leaks

guarantee

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

• Repair or replace any type of gutter

• Undertake all insurance work

• Independently owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Servicing North CanterburyDistricts

Call Danie 021 875 462

2359362

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

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Scrap Metal

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COULD

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in our Trades

and Services

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Amanda Keys

on

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CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

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Locally owned and operated

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Trellis

Windows & Doors

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

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OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

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Proud specialists in enviro-friendly

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•Trellis •Outdoor Living

•Outdoor Furniture •Gates

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

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

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

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

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

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Available for alimited time or while stocks last on the New Mazda Vehicles including Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5, CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, CX-8 &CX-9.

Mazda Finance is only available through UDC Finance Ltd. Normal credit and lending criteria apply. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Excludes any other special

prices that are less than the RRP. Photos are used for illustration purposes only. OPTION 1: Defer your loan repayments for up to 3months. On payment of the ORC and

any fitted accessories, the above RSP plus a$365.35 Establishment Fee are financed and paid over up to 45 equal monthly instalments with 2.9% fixed interest rate p.a.

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