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Thursday,<strong>June</strong><strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> | Issue949 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Mayors<br />

seek<br />

clarity<br />

on water<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The release of four reports on the proposed<br />

Three Waters Reform has clarified the<br />

Government’s thinking, say <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> mayors.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon and<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black were<br />

commenting following the release of the<br />

700­page dossier last week.<br />

But both want more detail, and assurances<br />

that their communities are going to have a<br />

choice about being involved in the national<br />

shake­up.<br />

Mr Gordon says the reports do not paint<br />

the full picture and fail to take into account<br />

local information, such as the high quality of<br />

Waimakariri water infrastructure and its<br />

planned renewal programme.<br />

‘‘We are still awaiting the information that<br />

will be specific to our district. This has not<br />

yet been provided by the Government.’’<br />

‘‘Without taking into account our local<br />

context, this isn’t afair representation and<br />

we are yet to be convinced the Government<br />

has put forward acompelling case for reform<br />

that benefits Waimakariri District,’’ he says.<br />

Mr Gordon says the council has set aside<br />

resources to ensure it has proper<br />

information and advice to consult with<br />

communities on the proposals, so they can<br />

make an informed decision.<br />

‘‘We hope the reforms will remain achoice<br />

for our community and council, as previously<br />

indicated by the minister,’’ Mr Gordon says.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

Naomi atower of strength<br />

Woman of steel ...<br />

Firefighter Naomi<br />

Whyte, from Waikuku<br />

Beach.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Just 18 months after breast cancer<br />

treatment, Waikuku firefighter<br />

Naomi Whyte has taken 1300<br />

stairsinher stride to win the<br />

FirefighterofSteelWoman’s<br />

Masters event at the Sky Tower<br />

stair challenge.<br />

Naomi,competinginthe 40 to<br />

49 age group in the fundraising<br />

event,not only had to tackle the<br />

challenge to the 60th floor kitted<br />

out in her fire brigade gear, she<br />

also had to carry asteel cylinder<br />

weighing 15kg.<br />

She conquered the feat in 21<br />

minutes and 16 seconds.<br />

Naomi was also the fifth woman<br />

acrossall age groups in her<br />

category, which is regarded as<br />

one of the toughest events.<br />

‘‘It’samental challenge,’’<br />

Naomi says. ‘‘I counted in three<br />

lots of 20 as Iwent up the stairs,’’<br />

Naomi says.<br />

The part­time personaltrainer<br />

ran up stairsonce aweek for<br />

three months,aspart of her<br />

training, which included CrossFit<br />

and sprint training.<br />

It is not the first time Naomi has<br />

conquered the Sky Tower Stair<br />

Challenge, or comeout on top.<br />

She has won various categories,<br />

and changeseach time to suit her<br />

training and ability.<br />

‘‘Other competitors are getting<br />

younger and faster, whileIam<br />

getting older,’’ she says.<br />

But she pulled up well after the<br />

event and will be back nextyear.<br />

‘‘It’sawinter thing and Ilike it.<br />

Iwouldn’t do it over the summer,’’<br />

Naomi says.<br />

She raised $1735 locally,toadd<br />

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Tracy Pirie says her faith has<br />

taken her in directions she<br />

never imagined.<br />

Tracy took over as manager<br />

of Hope Community Trust,<br />

based at theRangiora Baptist<br />

Church,inMarch, which is in<br />

the business of ‘‘bringing hope<br />

and transforminglives’’.<br />

Her career journey has<br />

taken her from retail salesto<br />

workinginthe community, first<br />

with Kaiapoi’s Person To<br />

Person HelpTrust and now<br />

with Hope CommunityTrust.<br />

‘‘I started out in retail and I<br />

love selling, but I’ve also<br />

learnedalong the way that it’s<br />

not only products you can sell.<br />

You can sellideas and passion,<br />

and if you combine all that you<br />

can createsomething<br />

wonderful.’’<br />

Her change in career began<br />

when she reflected on the kind<br />

of community in whichshe<br />

wanted her special needsson<br />

to grow up. ‘‘I wanted to be part<br />

of creating acommunity where<br />

everybody is accepted for who<br />

they are and nobodyisjudged<br />

for who they are or what they<br />

have, or have not.’’<br />

During hertime with the<br />

Person To Person Help Trust,<br />

she found herself thrust into<br />

managing the Rivertown Cafe<br />

in the post­earthquake<br />

environmentand, later,<br />

createdthe RivertownOptions<br />

op shop to meetthe<br />

community’sneeds.They were<br />

experiencesthat would serve<br />

her well in hernew role.<br />

‘‘We shouldbeinthe<br />

business of empowering and<br />

part of thatisgiving peoplethe<br />

skills they needtohave better<br />

lives,’’ Tracysays.<br />

‘‘There’s always lots of good<br />

projects we could be doing, but<br />

we can’t do everything, so what<br />

Mayors seek more detail around water reform plans<br />

From Page 1<br />

Mrs Black says the council is stillwaiting<br />

for moredetailed information so it can<br />

understand the implications for the<br />

Hurunui District.<br />

‘‘Thereports are very much ahigh­level<br />

view,talkingabout the whole of New<br />

Zealand,’’ she says.<br />

Mrs Black earlier expressedfearsthat<br />

the rural voice may be lost in the reforms,<br />

with big cities and urban populations<br />

Offering hope ... Hope Community Trust manager Tracy Pirie, left, checks up on volunteers Ann<br />

Maunsell and Lynore Harnett at the trust’s op shop on East Belt, Rangiora. Lynore also co­ordinates the<br />

trust’s food bank.<br />

PHOTO:DAVID HILL<br />

is the right thing to do at this<br />

time thatweasachurch or a<br />

trustcan do?’’<br />

The Hope CommunityTrust<br />

was established following the<br />

20<strong>10</strong> and 2011 earthquakes to<br />

meet growing needsinthe<br />

community.<br />

Today, it offers acounselling<br />

service, an op shop, community<br />

garden, foodbank and the<br />

weekly ‘‘community kai’’<br />

evening meal.<br />

Counsellingco­ordinator<br />

Gaye White startedout offering<br />

counselling from acaravan in<br />

the RangioraBaptist Church<br />

car parkin2012, beforebeing<br />

joined by acolleaguethe<br />

following year.<br />

It is now one of the largest<br />

counselling servicesin<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, employing 13<br />

counsellors, including four<br />

students, who specialisein<br />

different areas including<br />

trauma,grief, couples, families<br />

and general counselling.<br />

The op shopoffers<br />

affordable clothing and<br />

provides work experience to<br />

volunteers, including the<br />

opportunitytocomplete the<br />

‘‘retailsavvy award’’ training<br />

course.<br />

The community garden is<br />

now open five days aweek in<br />

the morning, providing<br />

potentiallytaking the lion’s share of the<br />

limelight and funding.<br />

Mrs Blacksays the governingauthority<br />

would likely be city­based, and those with<br />

issuesinthe far flung Hurunuirural<br />

districtmight be avoice in the wilderness.<br />

Local GovernmentMinisterNanaia<br />

Mahutasaysreform is urgenttosave<br />

householdsfrom ballooningwater bills.<br />

“It is clear the affordability challenges<br />

facingour waterinfrastructure are too<br />

great for councils alone,’’ she said when<br />

friendship and achanceto<br />

learn new skills, as wellas<br />

reaping the harvest.<br />

The foodbank has seen an<br />

increased numberoffood<br />

parcels distributed in the last<br />

three months,asthe impactof<br />

last year’s lockdown continues<br />

to be felt by local families.<br />

The community kai offers<br />

friendship, with dinner —a<br />

main courseand dessert —for<br />

agold coindonation on<br />

Thursdays from 5.30pm.<br />

Looking to the future, the<br />

trust is considering options to<br />

make it more self­sufficient, as<br />

well as how it canbest serve<br />

the community,Tracysays.<br />

releasing the reports.<br />

Thereports released suggest<br />

investment of $120 billion to $185 billion<br />

will be needed over the next30yearsto<br />

ensureNew Zealanders’ drinking water,<br />

wastewater and stormwater<br />

infrastructure meet acceptable public<br />

health and environmental standards.<br />

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Rex and Debbie Jefcoate know<br />

they will weather the stormthat<br />

flooded the WaikukuBeach<br />

Holiday Parklast week.<br />

‘‘I know there is asilverlining<br />

in this cloud, and Iknow we will<br />

buildback and build back<br />

better,’’says Debbie. ‘‘I know it is<br />

goingtobeOK. It is just amatter<br />

of logistics,’’ she says.<br />

But it is an emotional journey<br />

for her and Rex. They havehad<br />

their fair share of being battered<br />

and bruised by MotherNature.<br />

Whenthey arrived 17 years<br />

ago,they coppedtwo snow falls<br />

thattook atoll on the trees at the<br />

park. They had justrecovered<br />

fromhaving the damagedtrees<br />

taken down, whentherewas a<br />

galethat did moretree damage.<br />

The 20<strong>10</strong> and 2011 earthquakes<br />

followed, and then justaspeople<br />

were starting to come back to the<br />

camp,the Kaikoura earthquake<br />

struck in 2016, cutting off the<br />

camper­van trade arriving from<br />

the north.<br />

Now they arefacedwith a<br />

sodden camp afterthe swollen<br />

Ashley River burstaround the<br />

end of astopbank in the<br />

darkness, andflowed into the<br />

holiday park andthe beach<br />

settlement.<br />

❛In the 17 years we<br />

have been here Ihave<br />

never seen water<br />

flowing out the front<br />

gates.❜<br />

—Debbie Jefcoate<br />

‘‘Inthe 17 yearswehave been<br />

hereIhave never seen water<br />

flowingout the front gates,’’ says<br />

Debbie as she looks around,<br />

visibly upset.<br />

The support of locals, along<br />

withamassive pump from the<br />

Waimakariri District Council,<br />

has helped them overcome the<br />

enormity of whathas happened,<br />

along with the small things such<br />

as the dinghyfrom the children’s<br />

playground floating past that<br />

brought asmile to their faces,<br />

particularly as it seemed to be<br />

moving in theopposite direction<br />

to the flow.<br />

Theyare saddened for all those<br />

whose caravans parked at the<br />

sitewere swamped. They were<br />

still trying to reachsome owners<br />

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visited.<br />

Few of the 20 permanent<br />

caravans were spared. Decksand<br />

New path ... The Ashley River now has an additional new path to the<br />

sea, south of the original one through the Waikuku Lagoon. PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Restrictions on stretch of SH1<br />

State Highway 1from the<br />

TramRoad intersection to the<br />

Cam RiverBridge willhave<br />

lane closures from Sunday,<br />

<strong>June</strong> 13for the installationof<br />

safety barriers.<br />

Temporary speed<br />

restriction will be in place.<br />

picnic tableswere swept away,<br />

water flowed inside the caravans,<br />

and debris litteredthe ground.<br />

‘‘Wejust felt so helpless<br />

watching the water pourin. It<br />

camearound the stopbankupat<br />

the estuary,’’ Debbie says.<br />

The couple were ready for bed<br />

whenthey got acall thatwater<br />

was flowinginto the beach<br />

settlement. Theypulledtheir wet<br />

weather trousers over their<br />

pyjamas and setoff with flashlights<br />

in hand.<br />

‘‘I put on my hiking boots<br />

because Ididn’t think Iwould<br />

needgumboots.’’<br />

Water was running over the<br />

roadbythe time theygot to the<br />

north endofthe camp. Therewas<br />

nothing they could do to savethe<br />

caravans from the flood.<br />

‘‘Itisamazing the power of the<br />

water and the power of nature,’’<br />

Debbie says.<br />

The settlement is also faced<br />

withaclean­up,after water<br />

flowed into homes and garages.<br />

Several homes at Okukuare<br />

still drying out after the Okuku<br />

River flowed through their<br />

properties, while Lees Valley<br />

remainsisolated due to slips and<br />

washed out bridge approaches.<br />

There is alsostill ahandful of<br />

roads in theWaimakaririDistrict<br />

closed due to flood damage.<br />

The Hurunui District Council’s<br />

chief operations officer,Dan<br />

Harris,says although the district<br />

experienced significant<br />

infrastructure issues, the council<br />

teamand its contractors have<br />

worked tirelessly to get things<br />

neartonormal again.<br />

The biggest issues experienced<br />

wererivers over­running roads,<br />

rockfall,fords comingup, and<br />

water coming over the top of<br />

bridges.<br />

“Westillhave some long­term<br />

fixes to do,’’ he says.<br />

TheWaitohi and Mason rivers<br />

caused the mostissues,but<br />

vegetation and debris around the<br />

bridges were quickly removed<br />

and, by last weekend, all bridges<br />

were open again.<br />

“The solid routines the teams<br />

do on acyclical basiswas<br />

invaluable, as was the<br />

preparatory work whenweknew<br />

thestorm was coming.<br />

‘‘‘The investments in<br />

infrastructure around<br />

improvements and makingour<br />

systemsmore resilienthas<br />

paid dividends,’’MrHarris<br />

says.<br />

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Ruby Wilson is keen to<br />

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The 18­year­old Rangiora<br />

High School pupil was<br />

elected Waimakariri Youth<br />

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Her youth council<br />

colleagues are passionate<br />

about issues such as climate<br />

change and mental health.<br />

‘‘I would like to get the<br />

youth council more involved<br />

around issues,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘There’s lots of issues that<br />

we have different views on, so<br />

it would be really cool to get a<br />

youth voice.<br />

‘‘I think the youth council is<br />

passionate about the<br />

environment and mental<br />

health, so it would be good to<br />

get more involved in those<br />

issues.’’<br />

Ruby is particularly keen<br />

for the youth council to be<br />

more proactive in making<br />

submissions to the council<br />

and beyond. She recently<br />

made asubmission to the<br />

Ministry of Health on the<br />

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025<br />

action plan.<br />

‘‘I feel there’s afew of my<br />

age group who are interested<br />

in government issues, but<br />

they don’t know how to put<br />

forward their voice or how to<br />

get involved, and feel they<br />

won’t be listened to.’’<br />

Ruby first joined the youth<br />

council 12 months ago, with<br />

her interview conducted via<br />

Zoom during the lockdown.<br />

She has also been an active<br />

member of the WaiYouth<br />

events group for three years.<br />

She says the advantage of<br />

youth council meetings was<br />

having the ear of councillors<br />

Niki Mealings and Kirstyn<br />

Barnett and Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon, who regularly attend<br />

meetings as council<br />

representatives.<br />

‘‘I think knowing that we<br />

are being listened to, gives<br />

you the confidence to say<br />

what needs to be said.’’<br />

Council staff also<br />

occasionally brief the youth<br />

council on new policies as<br />

they are being developed,<br />

giving members achance to<br />

express their views. Ruby is<br />

keen for more of that level of<br />

engagement.<br />

The youth council has also<br />

worked closely with the<br />

council’s Greenspace team in<br />

developing the youth­led<br />

Dudley Park project.<br />

Ruby was born and bred in<br />

Christchurch, with her family<br />

moving to Ohoka when she<br />

was in year 7. She attended<br />

Rangiora New Life School,<br />

before transferring to<br />

Rangiora High School.<br />

As well as serving on the<br />

youth council and WaiYouth,<br />

Ruby is also the youth<br />

representative on the<br />

Creative Communities<br />

Waimakariri committee and<br />

is active in the Youth Voice<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> initiative<br />

ReVision, which audits<br />

public spaces to ensure they<br />

are ‘‘youth friendly’’.<br />

While she is undecided<br />

about her future, she says<br />

communications and<br />

political science are among<br />

the options she is<br />

considering.<br />

Young leader ... Ruby Wilson,<br />

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Bill delighted to be part of salute<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

World War 2veteran Bill<br />

Mitchell, aged <strong>10</strong>8,was<br />

honoured to accept an invitation<br />

to fire the first shot duringthe<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Queen’s Birthday<br />

21­gun salute at Dudley Parkin<br />

Rangiora last weekend.<br />

The Christchurch veteran,<br />

who servedinthe Royal New<br />

ZealandAir Forceasageneral<br />

engineer from September 9,<br />

1939, until September 9, 1945,<br />

said firing the first shot on the<br />

big <strong>10</strong>5mm M<strong>10</strong>1A1Howitzer<br />

was ‘‘thebest thingIhave ever<br />

done. Ienjoyeditimmensely.’’<br />

Bill made the newsearlier in<br />

the week after having his first<br />

Covid­19 vaccine shot, and he<br />

led the Christchurch Anzac<br />

parade earlier this year.<br />

‘‘It’s neveradull moment<br />

around this guy,’’ said his son­inlaw,<br />

Nick Nicholson.<br />

Bill has led the lastseven<br />

Anzac parades, missingout last<br />

year because of Covid­19<br />

restrictions.<br />

After firing the first round in<br />

chilly conditions at Dudley Park<br />

last Saturday afternoon,Bill was<br />

lookingforwardtoheading over<br />

to the Rangiora RSA with Nick<br />

and other family members for a<br />

rum to warm up.<br />

The salute was organised by<br />

the Godley HeadHeritage Trust<br />

and the Southern Gunners<br />

Trust, who are formermembers<br />

of New Zealand Army artillery<br />

units.<br />

Master of ceremonies Patrick<br />

LIFE IS A<br />

Honoured guest ... World War 2veteran Bill Mitchell, aged <strong>10</strong>8, fires the first shot during the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Queen’s Birthday 21­gun salute at Dudley Park, Rangiora.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Duggan, of Rangiora,aretired<br />

gunner who did two toursin<br />

Vietnam, said royalsalutes had<br />

been fired only in HagleyPark,<br />

Christchurch, in the past.<br />

‘‘Thelast one was 22 years ago,<br />

so agroup of gunners from the<br />

Godley Heads Trust and the<br />

SouthernGunnersTrustgot<br />

together and decided we needed<br />

to bring backthe tradition.<br />

‘‘The end result is that we are<br />

here today and hopefully this<br />

will become an annual eventin<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>.’’<br />

Four guns were used for the<br />

salute, an American <strong>10</strong>5mm<br />

M<strong>10</strong>1A1Howitzer,used during<br />

World War 2; a25­pounderfrom<br />

World War 2and the Korean<br />

conflict; asix­pounderanti­tank<br />

gun from World War 2; and a<br />

German Krupp gun from World<br />

War 1.<br />

Blank ammunition was used.<br />

Membersofthe public attending<br />

the event were invitedtotake<br />

part by donating$<strong>10</strong>0 for the<br />

chance to fire one of the shots<br />

during the salute, with the funds<br />

raised goingtothe organisers to<br />

help pay for the cost of holding<br />

the event.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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On February22, 2011,<br />

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OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

In the Electoratewith<br />

MattDoocey<br />

MP forWaimakariri<br />

Authorised by MattDoocey,Level1ConwayLane,188 High Street,Rangiora.<br />

Let'sget help to Kiwis<br />

Watching afamily memberlose the<br />

struggle against anegative body image is<br />

one of the most devastating experiences a<br />

family can go through.<br />

Last week, Iwas honoured to accepta<br />

petition in Parliament from <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

mum Rebecca Tomms,the motherofan<br />

eating­disorder survivor.<br />

Rebecca’s petition callsonthe<br />

government to provideurgent expert care<br />

and subsidy assistance for young people<br />

with eating disorders. Rebecca reached<br />

out to me as National’s spokesperson for<br />

Mental Healthbecause she felt she<br />

couldn’tget the government to listen.<br />

Iwas honoured to be able to helpher<br />

and the manyotherparentswho attended<br />

from around New Zealand to standonthe<br />

Parliament forecourt in support of<br />

Rebecca.InParliament,Ihave been<br />

holding the government to accountfor the<br />

millionsofdollars in mental health going<br />

unspent while vulnerable Kiwisaren’t<br />

gettingthe help they need.<br />

We shouldn’tbegiving parents end­oflife<br />

plans for an illness that could be<br />

easily prevented with earlyintervention.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’sdevastatingweather<br />

eventhad ahuge impactonour region.<br />

Checking in on our residentsand being<br />

briefed by our mayorand Waimakariri<br />

District Council chief executive, Iwas<br />

impressedbythe response of all<br />

agencies.InParliament,Ispoke with<br />

acting EmergencyManagement Minister<br />

Little interest in roading upkeep<br />

DearEditor<br />

There seems to be alack of interest by<br />

the Waimakariri DistrictCouncilto<br />

address long overdue road damage.<br />

Hereisone story of many. Someofyour<br />

readers will be aware of Revells Road,<br />

thatruns between Tuahiwi and Lineside<br />

Road.<br />

When theSmith/Linesidejunction<br />

was redeveloped, (many years ago),<br />

Revells Road was used to cart all the<br />

shingle from the AshleyRiver.<br />

Revells Road was never built to carry<br />

suchheavyvehicles.<br />

Promises have been made and never<br />

kepttorenew the road.<br />

Ibanged on the Waimakariri District<br />

Councilroading door afew years ago,<br />

Kris Faafoi and AgricultureMinister<br />

Damien O’Connortoensure they were<br />

aware of localneeds.<br />

Thank you to themany farmers, and<br />

our new <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Federated<br />

Farmers presidentCaroline Amyes,for<br />

updatingmeonissuesonthe ground<br />

when Ireachedout to checkoneveryone.<br />

I’ve also reachedout to our counciland<br />

theNew ZealandTransport Agency to<br />

stay updated around timeframes to<br />

restore access to Lees Valley residents.<br />

OverQueen’sBirthdayweekend, Iwent<br />

to Ashburton with Selwyn MP Nicola<br />

Grigg to offerour support as <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

MPs to that hard­hit community, and to<br />

meetwith Ashburton MayorNeil Brown.<br />

We visited the EmergencyOperations<br />

Centre andlocal farms, and were<br />

updated onsiteonthe Ashburton Bridge.<br />

It’simportant as <strong>Canterbury</strong> MPs thatwe<br />

takethe concernsofour regionto<br />

Wellington to ensure thatthe focus<br />

remainsonrecovery.<br />

Areminder of my publicmeetingon<br />

health services in Waimakariri in the<br />

RangioraTown Hall on Thursday,<strong>June</strong><br />

17, at 6.30pm. The <strong>Canterbury</strong> District<br />

HealthBoard’s new chief executive will<br />

talkaboutits plans for health­service<br />

deliveryinthe district.<br />

I’m receiving aqueries around health<br />

issues, including deliveryofCovid­19<br />

vaccines for over­65s, andI’m inviting<br />

residents to bring their questions.<br />

LETTER TO THE EDITOR<br />

but was effectively told,‘‘shove off we<br />

have no money’’.<br />

The council would prefer to spend<br />

money on feel­good projects (sports).<br />

Revells Road is aprime example of a<br />

road being‘‘let go’’.<br />

Ihave foundthat talkingtothe<br />

roading division at the councilisawaste<br />

of time.<br />

Infact,myletter will be awaste of<br />

time. Anybody else gotbad road stories?<br />

Let’s hearyours, please.<br />

Yours,<br />

Paul Markholm,<br />

Tuahiwi<br />

Waimakariri<br />

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor<br />

Flood-hit district again<br />

shows its resilience<br />

The flooding last week caused significant<br />

challenges for our community.<br />

The huge amount of rain caused riversto<br />

rise and surface floodingtodevelop. The<br />

situation was fluid and changingquickly.<br />

The Civil Defence Emergency<br />

OperationsCentre was activated to make<br />

sure our district was in aposition to<br />

respond. Iwas present at the centreand on<br />

the Sunday evening Isaw extraordinary<br />

leadershipfrom councilstaff, the fire<br />

service and police.<br />

It is never an easy decision to evacuate<br />

people from their homes. However, when<br />

facedwith the flood information, onground<br />

assessments and modelling, the<br />

decision needed to be madetoevacuate<br />

properties considered at risk, andto<br />

protect lives.<br />

With the help of emergency services,<br />

properties considered to be at risk were<br />

evacuatedaroundthe Eyre and Ashley<br />

rivers, as wellasKairaki Beach. Pines<br />

Beachand theOkuku areas werealso<br />

evacuatedasthe week went on. Thankfully,<br />

the flood waters didn’tbreach as predicted.<br />

As flood waters receded, significant<br />

property damage was revealed in Okuku,<br />

Waikuku Beach and Ashley Gorge.<br />

The council is spending time withthe<br />

owners of each property to best understand<br />

the supporttheyneed. In most instances,<br />

insurancewill lookafter their mainissues,<br />

but thereare needs that go beyond<br />

insurance,and our welfare team is<br />

connecting withaffected individuals,<br />

families and businessestosee what<br />

support can be offered.<br />

Thanks to the Air Force,wehave also<br />

been able to helicopterinto isolatedareas<br />

such as Lees Valley to better understand<br />

the work needed to fix the damage that has<br />

left residentsand farmers cut off.<br />

Engineers and roadingcontractors have<br />

already assessed the damage, and repairs<br />

are under way.<br />

The effects in Lees Valley are far more<br />

than justroading, with significant fencing<br />

repairs and other matters to be considered.<br />

We haveappreciated the support of the<br />

governmentand MinisterKris Faafoi, who<br />

visited the welfare centresand the<br />

EmergencyOperations Centre to offer<br />

support.<br />

We havealso appreciated the support of<br />

localMPs, councillors and Community<br />

Boardmembers who have been supporting<br />

our community.<br />

As we have come to see from past events,<br />

the supportofour community is amazing,<br />

including thosewho took evacuated people<br />

into their homes. The efforts of Civil<br />

Defence volunteers,who staffedwelfare<br />

centres at the Rangiora BaptistChurch,<br />

Mandeville SportsCentreand at Tuahiwi<br />

Marae, deserve acknowledgement.<br />

Our emergency response team,NZRT12,<br />

the Defence Force, Fire Service volunteers<br />

and our police also workedlong hours,as<br />

did councilstaffand contractors. All<br />

deserve thanks.<br />

As Ihave cometosee in my role, we have<br />

acaring communitythat, especially in<br />

challenging times, responds aboveand<br />

beyond to make sure our community is safe.<br />

Therewill be ongoingchallenges in the<br />

months ahead.<br />

Seeing our districtrecover is apriority<br />

for our counciland we willmake sure we<br />

do all that we can to support our<br />

community.<br />

We havehad challenges before and we<br />

will get throughthis.<br />

If you needhelp or know of anyonewho<br />

needssupport, please contact the council<br />

on 0800 965 468.Weare here to help.<br />

Views sought on quake-prone buildings<br />

The Kaikoura District Council is seeking<br />

feedbackasitcontinues to review its<br />

earthquake­prone buildingspolicy.<br />

The development of the new policy<br />

follows the 2016earthquakeand has<br />

identified routes whichhave high vehicle<br />

or pedestrian traffic,orhave the risk of<br />

unreinforced masonry falling in aquake.<br />

Council staff have already identified<br />

‘‘priority buildings’’and are now looking<br />

to identify ‘‘priority routes’’.<br />

Once priority routes have been<br />

identified, staff will assess whether<br />

buildings along this route need to be<br />

added to the priority building list,which<br />

means the council will issue an<br />

‘‘earthquake­prone building notice’’ to<br />

owners requiringthem to take action.<br />

Consultationcloses on <strong>June</strong>23, with the<br />

document on the council’s website.<br />

McALPINES MITRE <strong>10</strong> MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Jun <strong>10</strong> Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16<br />

Rise 7:56am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best 12:06pm<br />

Fair<br />

Times<br />

Rise 7:29am<br />

Set 4:39pm<br />

Moderate SW easing<br />

to gentle SE<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:57am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best 12:31am<br />

Times 12:56pm<br />

Rise 8:29am<br />

Set 5:20pm<br />

Gentle Sturning<br />

SE<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:57am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:21am<br />

1:47pm<br />

Rise 9:25am<br />

Set 6:08pm<br />

Gentle Sturning<br />

E<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:58am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:13am<br />

2:39pm<br />

Rise <strong>10</strong>:16am<br />

Set 7:04pm<br />

Gentle Sturning<br />

SE<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:58am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

3:05am<br />

3:31pm<br />

Rise <strong>10</strong>:59am<br />

Set 8:07pm<br />

Gentle Wturning<br />

S<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:58am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

3:56am<br />

4:21pm<br />

Rise 11:36am<br />

Set 9:13pm<br />

Gentle Sturning<br />

SE<br />

Fair<br />

Rise 7:59am<br />

Set 4:59pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

4:46am<br />

5:<strong>10</strong>pm<br />

Rise 12:07pm<br />

Set <strong>10</strong>:22pm<br />

Gentle Sturning<br />

SE<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

NE 1.1 m NE 0.8 m E0.9 m E0.7 m E0.7 m SE 0.7 m SE 0.9 m<br />

3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9<br />

1<br />

0<br />

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri 4:32am 2.1 <strong>10</strong>:43am 0.7 5:14am 2.1 11:26am 0.7 5:58am 2.0<br />

6:43am 2.0 12:38am 0.7 7:29am 2.0 1:21am 0.7 8:16am 2.1 2:04am 0.7 9:02am 2.1 2:49am 0.7<br />

Mouth<br />

4:57pm 2.2 11:15pm 0.7 5:38pm 2.2 11:57pm 0.7 6:20pm 2.2 12:08pm 0.7 7:03pm 2.2 12:50pm 0.7 7:47pm 2.2 1:32pm 0.7 8:32pm 2.2 2:16pm 0.7 9:18pm 2.3 3:03pm 0.7<br />

Amberley 4:32am 2.1 <strong>10</strong>:43am 0.7 5:14am 2.1 11:26am 0.7 5:58am 2.0<br />

6:43am 2.0 12:38am 0.7 7:29am 2.0 1:21am 0.7 8:16am 2.1 2:04am 0.7 9:02am 2.1 2:49am 0.7<br />

Beach<br />

4:57pm 2.2 11:15pm 0.7 5:38pm 2.2 11:57pm 0.7 6:20pm 2.2 12:08pm 0.7 7:03pm 2.2 12:50pm 0.7 7:47pm 2.2 1:32pm 0.7 8:32pm 2.2 2:16pm 0.7 9:18pm 2.3 3:03pm 0.7<br />

4:41am 2.1 <strong>10</strong>:52am 0.7 5:23am 2.1 11:35am 0.7 6:07am 2.0 12:06am 0.7 6:52am 2.0 12:47am 0.7 7:38am 2.0 1:30am 0.7 8:25am 2.1 2:13am 0.7 9:11am 2.1 2:58am 0.7<br />

Motunau 5:06pm 2.2 11:24pm 0.7 5:47pm 2.2<br />

6:29pm 2.2 12:17pm 0.7 7:12pm 2.2 12:59pm 0.7 7:56pm 2.2 1:41pm 0.7 8:41pm 2.2 2:25pm 0.7 9:27pm 2.3 3:12pm 0.7<br />

4:43am 2.1 <strong>10</strong>:54am 0.7 5:25am 2.1 11:37am 0.7 6:09am 2.0 12:08am 0.7 6:54am 2.0 12:49am 0.7 7:40am 2.0 1:32am 0.7 8:27am 2.1 2:15am 0.7 9:13am 2.1 3:00am 0.7<br />

Gore Bay 5:08pm 2.2 11:26pm 0.7 5:49pm 2.2<br />

6:31pm 2.2 12:19pm 0.7 7:14pm 2.2 1:01pm 0.7 7:58pm 2.2 1:43pm 0.7 8:43pm 2.2 2:27pm 0.7 9:29pm 2.3 3:14pm 0.7<br />

4:42am 1.6 <strong>10</strong>:47am 0.6 5:26am 1.6 11:29am 0.6 6:09am 1.5 12:04am 0.6 6:54am 1.5 12:47am 0.5 7:39am 1.6 1:31am 0.5 8:24am 1.6 2:16am 0.5 9:09am 1.6 3:01am 0.5<br />

Kaikoura 5:05pm 1.7 11:22pm 0.6 5:46pm 1.7<br />

6:28pm 1.7 12:12pm 0.6 7:<strong>10</strong>pm 1.7 12:55pm 0.6 7:53pm 1.7 1:38pm 0.6 8:38pm 1.7 2:23pm 0.6 9:25pm 1.8 3:<strong>10</strong>pm 0.5<br />

*Not for navigational purposes. Wind and swell are based on apoint off Gore Bay. Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa. www.ofu.co.nz www.tidespy.com Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.<br />

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Popular ... About 250 farmers attended the recent Drought Shout at the Omihi Hall. PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Enoka to coach farmers<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

FillyourBootsatthe Omihi Hall on<br />

Tuesday, <strong>June</strong> 22,relaxand be<br />

inspired.<br />

Gilbert Enoka,the All Blacks<br />

mental skillscoach formorethan 20<br />

years,willbespeaking, and there<br />

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Gilbert is asought­after speaker,<br />

and is invitedaround theworld to<br />

speak about performingunder<br />

pressure,mental management,<br />

strategic planning, andbuilding<br />

thriving cultures.<br />

Initially, theeveningwas aimedat<br />

drought­affectedfarmers, wives and<br />

partners,but is now aimed at<br />

strategies for how to negotiatethe<br />

lingeringeffects of the droughtover<br />

the nextfew months,after thedeluge<br />

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The event, called Fill yourBoots,<br />

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yourCup,asuccessful annual event<br />

for women arisingout of previous<br />

droughtyearsinthe Hurunui<br />

district.<br />

It has now become an important<br />

dateonthe calendar,where<br />

participants can enjoy acuppa<br />

while listeningtoinspirational<br />

speakers.<br />

HurunuiMayor MarieBlack who<br />

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Cup from theoutset, says a<br />

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earlier in the year.<br />

‘‘Wethenhad abrainwave to try to<br />

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restofthe community.’’<br />

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The Rangiora Tennis<br />

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tennis and the people<br />

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The Addams family ... The cast of the musical has been busy preparing for opening<br />

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The Addams Family willdrop in to<br />

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Drop-in sessions organised<br />

to discuss health plans<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The future of health care in theHurunuidistrict<br />

willbeoutlined to the community at drop­in<br />

sessions later thismonth.<br />

The Hurunui Health Services Development<br />

Group will explain planstoestablish two groups<br />

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and wellbeing provider group —tohelpdevelop<br />

the region’s health careservices.<br />

Healthserviceenhancements already achieved<br />

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to the region’s peopleand whanau,” MrsBlack<br />

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WaitahaPrimary Health chief executiveBill<br />

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Seventeenlead maternitycarers work in the<br />

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16 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Business buoyant in wake of lockdown<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Kaiapoi’s main street retailers<br />

continuetobebusy, one year<br />

afterthe Covid­19 lockdown.<br />

Blackwell’s Department Store<br />

ownerAndrewBlackwell says<br />

business is ‘‘ticking along’’, with<br />

weekendsparticularlybusy on<br />

Williams Street.<br />

‘‘Weekendsare very busywith<br />

alot of new faces in town, with<br />

the motorwayand cycleway<br />

bringing alot of people into town<br />

to have alook and support local<br />

shops.<br />

‘‘We’ve had good support from<br />

the community and we’ve had a<br />

lot more support right through<br />

the district, with peoplewanting<br />

to support local shops.<br />

‘‘TheCovid­19environment<br />

seemstohave been adriving<br />

forcebehind that.With people<br />

unable to go overseas, there<br />

seemstohave been alot more<br />

spending on clothing and<br />

refurbishing their homes.’’<br />

Mr Blackwellsays while sales<br />

were lost during thelockdown,<br />

the strong support meant the<br />

storefinished lastyear in a<br />

strong position.<br />

Waimakariri Deputy Mayor<br />

Neville Atkinson, who also<br />

manages AroundTuit Handyman<br />

Services in Kaiapoi, says support<br />

for thetown’sbusinesses<br />

continues to be strong.<br />

‘‘I think Kaiapoi is heading in<br />

Business support ... Andrew Blackwell says community supportisstrong.<br />

the right direction, and lots of<br />

boutique shops are appearing.<br />

‘‘There are some emptyshops,<br />

but therealways have been full<br />

shopsand empty shops,and<br />

there’s turnover as supply and<br />

demand changes.’’<br />

Cr Atkinsonsays he is excited<br />

at the prospectofthe Kaiapoi<br />

Community Hub going to the<br />

resourceconsent stage, once the<br />

final<strong>2021</strong>/31 Long Term Plan is<br />

approved by the councillater this<br />

month. He encourages people to<br />

submit when the time comes.<br />

‘‘TheLong TermPlanwas a<br />

good process. It’salwaysgood to<br />

hear from the community. We as<br />

acouncilhave had to show<br />

constraint,but the submissions<br />

process gives us an ideaofwhat<br />

is really important to people.’’<br />

Kaiapoi’s stormwatersystem<br />

stoodupwell to the recent<br />

rainstorm, showing that the<br />

council’s investmentsince2014<br />

had been prudent, he says.<br />

The town’sshovel­ready<br />

project is scheduled to begin<br />

soon,which will further protect<br />

Kaiapoifrom storms.<br />

It also showed the dangersof<br />

the KaiapoiRiver beingatthe<br />

end of the catchment. While the<br />

stop banks, marinaand pontoon<br />

in Kaiapoi stood up to the<br />

flooding, the water did present<br />

some challenges downstreamat<br />

The Pines and Kairaki.<br />

‘‘Themarina stood up well,<br />

whichisacredit to our<br />

engineers.They certainlygot it<br />

right. There was no danger of the<br />

pontoon breaking away.’’<br />

Messaging on social mediaalso<br />

presentedaproblem, especially<br />

Deputy Mayor ... Neville Atkinson says Kaiapoi is rising above its<br />

challenges.<br />

PHOTOS: DAVID HILL<br />

suggestions the Waimakariri<br />

River StateHighway 1bridge was<br />

closing.<br />

‘‘Where is this fear that the<br />

bridges are closing coming from?<br />

The Waimakariri River bridge<br />

has never needed to close.<br />

‘‘Weneed to takeacautionary<br />

approach around ourmessaging,<br />

but ultimately the buck stops<br />

withthe personal responsibility<br />

of peopletocheckthey are<br />

getting reliable information and,<br />

as the local authority,weneed to<br />

makesure people are getting the<br />

right information.’’


Councillor motivated to help<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The prospect of helping to get<br />

Kaiapoi back on its feet after<br />

the earthquakes motivated Al<br />

Blackietoget back into local<br />

politics.<br />

The Waimakariri district<br />

councillorand formerKaiapoi<br />

dentist and borough councillor<br />

has received aQueen’sService<br />

Medalinrecognition of his<br />

services to dentistryand local<br />

government.<br />

‘‘It came as abit of surprise.<br />

Ieven received aletterfrom<br />

(Prime Minister)Jacinda<br />

(Ardern)onmybirthday.I<br />

jokedtomywife that I’m too<br />

youngtoget one from the<br />

Queen, but Igot one from<br />

Jacinda.<br />

‘‘Life is just one thing after<br />

another.I’m mostproud of<br />

helping withthe regeneration<br />

and getting Kaiapoi back<br />

together. I’m more interested<br />

in bootsonthe ground,rather<br />

than getting into the paperwork<br />

side of things.’’<br />

Cr Blackie previously served<br />

on the Kaiapoi Borough<br />

Council from 1980 to 1989,<br />

including two terms as deputy<br />

mayor.<br />

Following the 20<strong>10</strong> and 2011<br />

earthquakes, he was elected in<br />

2014 to the Kaiapoi Community<br />

Boardand to the council three<br />

yearslater, holding the regeneration<br />

portfolio since then.<br />

Regeneration success stories<br />

include the KaiapoiFood<br />

Forest, Norman Kirk Park, the<br />

HondaForest, harbour<br />

developments, the BMX track<br />

Art and festival to light up July<br />

Abusy few months lie ahead for Kaiapoi.<br />

The Corcoran French Kaiapoi Art<br />

Expo is backatthe Kaiapoi Clubfor its<br />

15th exhibition on theweekend of July 24<br />

and 25, after an absence lastyear because<br />

of Covid­19. This year’s guestartistisKim<br />

Henderson.<br />

Once again, the expo is being<br />

supported by the Fire and Ice Festival on<br />

July 24, sponsored by Blackwell’s<br />

Department Store.<br />

and dog parks, while the<br />

proposed WHoW aqua sports<br />

parkand motorhome<br />

association park are among<br />

several ‘‘exciting things in the<br />

pipeline’’.<br />

Cr Blackie was adentistfor<br />

44 years and during that time<br />

served as the New Zealand<br />

Dental Association’s<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> branch president<br />

and on the national executive.<br />

Overthe years he held<br />

leadership and support roles,<br />

mentoring young dental<br />

professionals, serving as a<br />

member welfare officer,and as<br />

aconsumer liaison officer for<br />

14 years.<br />

After the earthquakeshe<br />

supported patients andlocal<br />

doctors, including offering free<br />

dentaltreatment to those in<br />

need.<br />

He hasvolunteeredwith the<br />

Charity Hospital in<br />

Christchurch, is adental<br />

association <strong>Canterbury</strong> branch<br />

life member,and was the 2015<br />

winnerofthe association’s<br />

outstanding Colleague of the<br />

Year Award.<br />

With regeneration work<br />

winding down, Cr Blackie is<br />

about to stepinto new council<br />

portfolios aroundindigenous<br />

plantings and supporting the<br />

arts community.<br />

‘‘The regeneration work is<br />

still there andthe River<br />

Precinct Committeeoversees<br />

the harbour and the boats on<br />

the pontoon. (Deputy Mayor)<br />

Neville [Atkinson] and Irun<br />

Thefestival will be held in Blackwell’s<br />

carpark on Raven Quay, with Auckland<br />

iceartist VictorCagayat sculpting some<br />

icesurprises from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.<br />

From5pm there willbefire poi<br />

performers, Latin guitar music, anight<br />

market,crafts, hot foodand mulled wine<br />

to enjoy.<br />

The following month, Blackwell’s will<br />

celebrate 150 yearsinbusiness in<br />

Kaiapoi.<br />

OUR TOWN KAIAPOI<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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The new indigenous<br />

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mahinga kai projects with Ngai<br />

Tuahuriri, and working with<br />

the proposed Kaiapoi<br />

Community Hub.<br />

Cr Blackie also chairs the<br />

SilverstreamAdvisory<br />

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Te Kohaka oTuhaitara Trust.<br />

He says Kaiapoihas stoodup<br />

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to put the pilesand the height<br />

of the pontoon, but it held up<br />

well. It wouldhave been<br />

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Volunteering in acommunity such as<br />

Kaiapoi allows people to see the<br />

difference they make.<br />

Kaiapoi resident Gary Lang has<br />

received aQueen’s Service Medal for a<br />

lifetime of service to the community in<br />

Southland and, more recently, in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Mr Lang and his wife, Denise, retired<br />

to Kaiapoi 21 years ago and, since then,<br />

has been active in various organisations,<br />

including the Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade, the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Radio<br />

Trust, Rangiora Rotary, and the Kaiapoi<br />

RSA.<br />

‘‘I enjoy Kaiapoi. Ithink it’s a<br />

supportive community and those that<br />

are involved in the community get a<br />

reward from being involved.<br />

‘‘The fire brigade and RSA folk are all<br />

willing and giving, and their reward is<br />

what they contribute.’’<br />

Originally from Christchurch, the<br />

Langs transferred to Invercargill in 1968<br />

where Mr Lang worked for NZI<br />

Insurance, later serving as manager of<br />

the Gore branch from 1990.<br />

When he retired <strong>10</strong> years later, the<br />

couple decided to return to <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

and settled in Kaiapoi.<br />

While in Southland, the Langs were<br />

active in the Special Olympics<br />

movement for more than 20 years, and<br />

had abrief stint with the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Special Olympics<br />

Committee.<br />

Mrs Lang attended the 1995 World<br />

Summer Games as New Zealand swim<br />

coach, while Mr Lang was the New<br />

Zealand team manager at the 1999 World<br />

Summer Games.<br />

‘‘We very much enjoyed being<br />

involved in Special Olympics and we<br />

still get the odd phone call from the<br />

athletes we supported.<br />

‘‘When you get to know them you<br />

realise they are no different from the<br />

rest of us and they need to be admired<br />

for their ability to keep going with life so<br />

cheerfully.’’<br />

Mr Lang has completed nearly 37<br />

years as afire service volunteer in<br />

Invercargill, Gore and Kaiapoi,<br />

including 12 years as the Kaiapoi<br />

brigade secretary. He continues to<br />

volunteer as asenior firefighter in<br />

operational support.<br />

‘‘I never thought Iwould make 25<br />

years. You don’t have many 70 or<br />

80­year­olds still involved, so I’m<br />

privileged to still be in there.’’<br />

He plans to stick around until the new<br />

Kaiapoi fire station opens next year,<br />

before retiring.<br />

He recalls giving atalk on ‘‘do you<br />

sleep through the siren?’’, in response to<br />

community concerns about being woken<br />

Happyhome ... GaryLang says Kaiapoi is agreat community in which to live.<br />

by the fire siren.<br />

Nowadays, firefighters can be alerted<br />

via their cell phones and pagers, so the<br />

Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire Brigade’s siren<br />

is no longer used at night.<br />

In 2008, Mr Lang was approached by<br />

Owen Paterson to be one of the founding<br />

trustees of the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Radio<br />

Trust, helping to establish Compass FM.<br />

It first went to air during Queen’s<br />

Birthday Weekend in 2011.<br />

Mr Lang served five years as Kaiapoi<br />

RSA secretary after having his arm<br />

twisted by president Neill Price.<br />

‘‘They were short of asecretary, so<br />

Neill decided if Icould be fire secretary,<br />

Icould be RSA secretary, and I’ve<br />

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL<br />

enjoyed being involved in that. Ionly<br />

wish Ihad joined sooner.’’<br />

He first joined the Gore Rotary Club in<br />

1990, transferring to the Rangiora<br />

Rotary Club 21 years ago.<br />

These days Mr Lang is active in<br />

distributing the Rotary booklet, Are<br />

Your Affairs In Order?,which helps<br />

people to ensure they have their wills<br />

and affairs sorted out before they die. It<br />

sells for $15, with the proceeds going<br />

back to the community.<br />

Other interests include involvement<br />

in the Waimakariri branch of the New<br />

Zealand Society of Genealogists, the<br />

Waimakariri Combined Probus Club<br />

and Kaiapoi Meals On Wheels.<br />

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Alexandra’smusical<br />

talents to the fore<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Alexandra Watson, the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Academy of Music’s new<br />

musical director,looks forward to<br />

inspiring youngmusicians in her new<br />

role.<br />

The high­achieving young musician,<br />

who was born in England but now lives<br />

in Ohokawith her parents,was<br />

delightedtoaccept her new role and is<br />

uniquelyqualified to excel in it.<br />

Alexandra,aged 20, has played six<br />

instruments —piano, voice,violin, cello,<br />

flute and harp —from ayoung age.<br />

‘‘While in the United Kingdom Isang<br />

withthe National Youth Choir of Great<br />

BritainGirls’ Choir, recording Benjamin<br />

Britten’s ACeremonyofCarols as part of<br />

aCD, AFestival of Britten,’’ Alexandra<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Following our move to New Zealand<br />

in 2013 Ijoinedthe University of<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Chamber Choir Consortia<br />

and played violin withthe Christchurch<br />

Youth Orchestra.’’<br />

She graduatedwith aBachelor of<br />

Science (mathematics) in 2020 and is<br />

completingaBachelorofMusic<br />

(classical voice) thisyear.<br />

‘‘I then plan to complete my Honours<br />

followed by my Masters at theUniversity<br />

of <strong>Canterbury</strong>,studying performance in<br />

composition.’’<br />

Alexandra has also been composing<br />

music for severalyearsand has released<br />

recordings of bothclassical and<br />

contemporaryoriginal songs. She plays<br />

cellowith Secret Sinfonia,aUniversity<br />

of <strong>Canterbury</strong> student­ledorchestra<br />

bridging the gap between youth<br />

orchestrasand professional musicians,<br />

andhas sung with the Seasoning<br />

Ensemble,aNew Zealand baroque<br />

musicchamberensemble.<br />

She enjoys different music genres,<br />

from classical to contemporary, and<br />

musical theatre.<br />

She recently performed with the<br />

University of <strong>Canterbury</strong> Voices singing<br />

groupduring its second concert in the<br />

Chamber Galleryinthe Rangiora<br />

Library. Alexandraalso has alove of<br />

flying and gained her privatepilot’s<br />

licence in 2019, at 17.<br />

She aimstocomplete her commercial<br />

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supported by her enjoyment of<br />

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trampolining, as bothrequire spacial<br />

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Alexandracoaches at ICE Trampoline<br />

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competes in the sport at junior<br />

international level.<br />

Sheisthe youngestpersontobe<br />

appointed musical director at the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Academy of Music.<br />

Alexandra hopes to encourage<br />

studentsatthe academy to gain<br />

confidencetoperform individuallyand<br />

in smallensembles.<br />

She looks forward to the academy’s<br />

Orchestral Weekend(on <strong>June</strong> 18 and<br />

<strong>June</strong>19). ‘‘I am encouragingall students<br />

frombeginners to students to join us.’’<br />

Trust funds two Outward Bound courses<br />

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Funds from Transwaste, the owner of<br />

the Kate Valley Landfill, will help two<br />

young Waipara community members<br />

attend an Outward Bound course at<br />

Anakiwa.<br />

Kate Valley Landfill Community<br />

Trust chairman Julian Ball says<br />

sponsoring Ethan Trethowen and<br />

Danielle Love to do the 21­day course<br />

was anew approach for the trust.<br />

In the past, funds granted by<br />

Transwaste to the trust, which total<br />

about $80,000, had gone toward capital<br />

Dates for Matariki night walks in park<br />

The dates published in the May 27 edition<br />

of the <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> for the<br />

Matariki guided night walksatTuhaitara<br />

Coastal park wereincorrect.<br />

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<strong>June</strong>30, and Wednesday,July 7.<br />

‘‘We are timing the launching of anew<br />

cluster of nine biotanode ponds at the<br />

park during Matariki,’’ park ranger Adele<br />

Jackson said.<br />

‘‘Thelayoutofthe new pond cluster will<br />

projects within the community, and<br />

sports uniforms.<br />

‘‘For the first time this year we<br />

decided to start and invest in people.’’<br />

It called for expressions of interest<br />

from young people aged 16 to 26 to<br />

attend the course fully funded.<br />

Two nominations were received, and<br />

both were interviewed.<br />

Believing the course would benefit<br />

both candidates, the trust opted to fund<br />

both of them.<br />

The remaining funds will be<br />

distributed to community projects, and<br />

worthwhile causes.<br />

mirror the arrangement of starsinthe<br />

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‘‘Theplanting choices at each node will<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

23<br />

Wanted: Nice family for afriendly town<br />

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AWaiau­based trusthas beguna<br />

journey to bring people backto<br />

the town, in an initiative that<br />

aims to boost theschoolroll,<br />

provide jobs, and benefit local<br />

organisationsand infrastructure.<br />

The Hurunui Development<br />

Trustisproviding aleg­up on to<br />

the property ladder for afamily<br />

keen to settleinthe town.<br />

Waiau, 30 kilometres east of<br />

Hanmer Springs,lost one thirdof<br />

its housingafter the 2016 Kaikouraearthquake.Sincethen,<br />

the population has dwindled, and<br />

the school rollhas fallen to 32.<br />

It is offering shared­equity in a<br />

$350,000home. Applicants must<br />

be abletoafford amortgage of 60<br />

percent of the purchase price.<br />

The offer is open to families<br />

readytolive in the smallrural<br />

townshipand enjoywhat it has to<br />

offer, from employment in the<br />

surrounding area to anew<br />

swimming pool and playcentre.<br />

Thereare many other groups and<br />

organisationsinwhichthey can<br />

become involved.<br />

The first four­bedroom home,<br />

on a988 square metre section,is<br />

expectedtobefinished this<br />

spring. It is potentially one of <strong>10</strong><br />

the trust plans to build.<br />

The home is in the heart of the<br />

town,closetothe playcentre and<br />

community pool.Itisacross the<br />

road fromthe school.<br />

Leader of the Community<br />

Response Committee, trust<br />

adviser and projectmanager<br />

Emma Duncan saysthe town has<br />

much to offer, and thereare<br />

several job offersalreadyonthe<br />

table. PMorgan Fencingis<br />

looking for ateam player to join<br />

its staff in the Amuri Basin,and<br />

WaiauGround Spreadingis<br />

looking for afertiliser­spreading<br />

truckdriver with aclass5<br />

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Emma says the schoolhas<br />

experienced staff, and is well<br />

resourced, with small classes.<br />

‘‘It has ascooter park, bike<br />

track, school garden, the<br />

community pool on site, aschool<br />

hall,and awell­stocked library.’’<br />

The MainPower pool opened<br />

in 2019 after anationwide<br />

campaign helpedgarnerhuge<br />

financial support to replace the<br />

old one destroyed in the quake.<br />

‘‘This fabulousfacility is<br />

community managed, and is open<br />

throughoutthe summerseason<br />

for the school, local community<br />

and visitors to enjoy.’’<br />

Thereisarange of community<br />

activitiessuch as swimming<br />

lessons, fitness classes,<br />

competitions and events.<br />

The quake has brought many<br />

changes and enhancements to<br />

the town’s facilities, including<br />

the VillageGreen, and the Waiau<br />

Hall,which has been upgraded<br />

and renovated.<br />

‘‘It’s an exceptional community<br />

assetand hub,’’Emma says.<br />

TrustmemberRebekah Kelly<br />

says anyone interested is<br />

welcome to get atour of Waiau.<br />

‘It’sagreatplace and we are<br />

Under construction ... The first of <strong>10</strong> houses the Hurunui Development Trust hopes to build.<br />

happy to show it off to anyone<br />

interestedinthe scheme.<br />

‘‘You will be able to view the<br />

build, see the schooland meet<br />

the locals. The rightpersonwill<br />

fallinlove withthis little patch of<br />

paradise.’’<br />

Applicants musthave New<br />

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Applications can be downloaded<br />

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24 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Four contest vacant council seat<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Four candidates are<br />

contesting the Hurunui<br />

District Council’s west ward<br />

by­election.<br />

Ross Carter, aHanmer<br />

Springs resident, Karen<br />

Armstrong, from Waikari, Jeff<br />

Walker, from Hawarden and<br />

Richard Roe, from<br />

Rotherham, are vying for the<br />

vacant seat.<br />

The by­election follows the<br />

resignation of Lynda<br />

Murchison at the end of April.<br />

She was elected to the west<br />

ward in October, 2019.<br />

Ross Carter has owned<br />

Hanmer Adventure in the<br />

village for the past 22 years.<br />

He is along­term resident of<br />

the town, and says if elected<br />

he wants to become involved<br />

and see more communication,<br />

transparency, accountability,<br />

and more information about<br />

how decisions are made.<br />

‘‘I have seen many changes<br />

in the Hurunui District,<br />

particularly in our small<br />

towns, as the district<br />

continually gets recognised as<br />

athriving area to live and<br />

work. There are many great<br />

things going on here.’’<br />

Karen Armstrong has lived<br />

in Waikari for 17 years, where<br />

she is involved in many<br />

community groups, including<br />

the Hurunui Community<br />

Committee which she has<br />

chaired since 2017.<br />

She has worked as a<br />

primary school teacher, social<br />

worker, mental health<br />

promoter, and in recent years<br />

has been the manager and coowner<br />

of abusiness in<br />

Culverden.<br />

Honesty, integrity, listening,<br />

understanding and acting in<br />

the best interests of the<br />

community are values she<br />

would bring to the council<br />

table, she says.<br />

Jeff Walker, who is retired,<br />

has lived in Hawarden since<br />

1994. He has been involved in<br />

manufacturing, real estate,<br />

investment and property<br />

development.<br />

He is an Amuri St John<br />

Ambulance volunteer, a<br />

member of Lions, and is<br />

passionate about being<br />

involved in and supporting<br />

Hurunui communities.<br />

He says his practical<br />

management experience and<br />

knowledge, will help him<br />

contribute as acouncillor.<br />

The impact of Covid­19 had<br />

to be carefully considered by<br />

council and help people,<br />

businesses and farmers<br />

through to abright future.<br />

Richard Roe says if elected<br />

he will focus on sustainable<br />

development, water<br />

management, cost­effective<br />

infrastructure and economic<br />

diversity.<br />

He also thinks it is<br />

important to support the<br />

creation of employment<br />

opportunities, particularly for<br />

young people, and avoid<br />

Four chase seat ... The Hurunui District Council’s west ward covers<br />

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unnecessary administration<br />

and compliance.<br />

Richard runs achiropractic<br />

business in Hanmer Springs.<br />

He says he has witnessed alot<br />

of development over the past<br />

20 years, and he is motivated<br />

to ensure the district<br />

continues to grow sustainably<br />

while remaining agreat place<br />

to raise afamily.<br />

Voting papers for the postal<br />

election will be delivered<br />

from Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 24, with<br />

voting closing at noon, Friday,<br />

July 16.<br />

Changes at<br />

Leo Dunne<br />

Changes are afoot at farm<br />

servicing company Leo Dunne<br />

Ltd in Culverden.<br />

Karen Armstrong is retiring<br />

to pursue other ventures, and<br />

Josh Pitt has bought alarger<br />

share in the firm to become a<br />

joint owner with Wendy Croft.<br />

The change takes effect<br />

from July 1.<br />

Leo Dunne has operated in<br />

the Amuri Basin for 39 years,<br />

servicing the agricultural<br />

industry, doing effluent plant<br />

installation, reconditioning<br />

and system upgrades,<br />

providing workshop and<br />

mobile repairs of pumps,<br />

irrigators and platforms, and<br />

doing dairy shed and yard<br />

work.<br />

It also stocks alarge range of<br />

parts.<br />

Wendy, who brings her<br />

extensive farming experience<br />

and business skills to the<br />

company, will be manager,<br />

working alongside the existing<br />

team.<br />

It will be business as usual,<br />

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service its clients in the Amuri<br />

basin and surrounds.<br />

Karen, Josh and Wendy say<br />

the relationships that Leo<br />

Dunne has built up over the<br />

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25<br />

Winter to come alive in Hanmer Springs<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Hanmer Springs is about to become<br />

even more picturesque, with its first<br />

Winter Festival to be held in July.<br />

The alpine village will be ahive of<br />

wintry activities throughout July, with<br />

events including drive­in movies, a<br />

masquerade ball, ayoga retreat, and<br />

much more.<br />

Visit Hurunui marketing manager<br />

Shane Adcock says other highlights<br />

include awinter Christmas lights<br />

competition, a<strong>Canterbury</strong> v. Tasman<br />

rugby match, amid­winter fete, and a<br />

<strong>10</strong>km night run for kids.<br />

The ice rink will be set up under cover<br />

in the grounds of the historic Queen<br />

Mary Hospital, with skaters being able<br />

to show their skills to music under disco<br />

lights.<br />

‘‘We expect dozens of properties to<br />

take part in the lights competition,<br />

which will transform the village to a<br />

winter wonderland,’’ Shane says.<br />

Catherine Batterson and Abby<br />

France, who created the Hanmer<br />

Springs Fete in 2019, will be creating a<br />

mid­winter version this year.<br />

‘‘We attracted 3000 people to the last<br />

Hanmer Springs Fete and expect this<br />

mid­winter version to be just as<br />

popular,’’ Catherine says.<br />

‘‘It’s going to be agreat excuse to hit<br />

the Hurunui which will be bustling over<br />

the month of July. We can’t wait.’’<br />

Shane says he cannot guarantee there<br />

will be snow come July, but he does<br />

promise fresh alpine air.<br />

‘‘Our village is coming together for an<br />

event like never before. We’re all<br />

excited and dusting off our Christmas<br />

lights and jerseys. We would love to see<br />

Kiwis from all over join us for the fun,’’<br />

Shane says.<br />

For more details, go online to<br />

visithurunui.co.nz/events/.<br />

Low-waste cooking programme ahit<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Waiau School students will<br />

have all things waste down<br />

pat by the end of the term,<br />

thanks to their weekly lowwaste<br />

cooking programme<br />

run by the Hurunui District<br />

Council’s waste educator,<br />

Serina Linton.<br />

Serina has been running<br />

informative and engaging<br />

programmes in schools<br />

throughout the district,<br />

educating pupils on food<br />

waste and the environment.<br />

‘‘Each term Iapproach a<br />

school and ask the teachers<br />

what their learning<br />

outcomes are for their<br />

students, and Ialways try to<br />

integrate these into my<br />

lesson plan,’’ Serina says.<br />

Waiau School’s focus for<br />

the term is waste reduction<br />

and healthy eating, which<br />

inspired Serina’s idea to<br />

implement aweekly lowwaste<br />

cooking programme.<br />

‘‘The kids call it fun day<br />

Friday. They love it. It’s<br />

awesome seeing them so<br />

engaged. Iask them lots of<br />

questions while we are<br />

cooking to really get them<br />

thinking about the foods<br />

they are using and how to<br />

reduce waste while<br />

cooking.’’<br />

Principal Craig Sedgwick<br />

raves about Serina’s impact<br />

on the children.<br />

‘‘The kids have alot of fun.<br />

They are having some great<br />

learning experiences with<br />

healthy meals and reducing<br />

waste.<br />

‘‘The programme is very<br />

engaging and contains really<br />

positive messages about<br />

health and the environment.<br />

Serina does afantastic job.’’<br />

The food is supplied<br />

through Satisfy Food<br />

Rescue, and Serina is<br />

grateful for its support.<br />

‘‘Satisfy Food Rescue<br />

gives me all of the food that<br />

What’s cooking? ... Students at Waiau School get hands on<br />

during their weekly low­waste cooking programme. PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

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prepare my lessons based on<br />

what Iamsupplied. ‘‘I'm<br />

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them.’’<br />

The cooking class is<br />

followed by ashared<br />

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to their teachers and peers.<br />

‘‘I love what Ido, and I<br />

look forward to continuing<br />

to be involved in waste<br />

education with schools<br />

throughout the district.’’<br />

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Bank closuresare causing frustration for<br />

ruralcommunities, the findings of a<br />

Federated Farmers’ bankingsurvey show.<br />

More than1<strong>10</strong>0 farmers respondedto<br />

the Maysurvey,with 71 percent sayingthey<br />

were concerned about branch closures.<br />

Of those who were concerned, 42% said<br />

they neededbranches to carryout their<br />

business and 56% were worried about the<br />

impact of closures on their communities.<br />

‘‘Provincial towns are under all sortsof<br />

pressures—with workforce gaps,farm<br />

jobs disappearingasproductiveland is<br />

planted out in pines for carbon credits,<br />

competition from onlinesalestrendsthat<br />

all traditionalretailers face —toname<br />

some of the factors,’’ FederatedFarmers<br />

presidentand commerce spokesman<br />

Andrew Hoggard said.<br />

‘‘Bank branch closures are just another<br />

hit on confidence, making doing business<br />

in ruralareas that muchharder, and<br />

another reason for young people to look to<br />

cities for their future when agriculture is<br />

the main way New Zealand earns its living<br />

in the world.’’<br />

The six­monthly survey, run withthe<br />

help of Research First, found 62% of<br />

farmers are satisfied with their bank<br />

relationship, down 4pointsonNovember<br />

and acontinuationofasteady erosionin<br />

satisfaction over the past five years,when<br />

it was morethan 80%.<br />

Meat and wool and arable farmsare the<br />

most satisfied, with otherindustry groups<br />

less satisfied. ‘‘Just on 18% of farmers said<br />

they had been feeling under pressure from<br />

theirbanks —down half apointonsix<br />

months ago, so that’sstable. Arable<br />

farmers are feeling the mostpressure,<br />

when in earlier surveys of late it has been<br />

dairyfarmers,’’MrHoggard said.<br />

Some 58% of farmers say<br />

communication with theirbank has been<br />

good or very good, down4points on<br />

November, but that sentimenthas also<br />

been erodingsteadily over recent years.<br />

The survey also asked about banks<br />

phasingout cheques, with5%saying they<br />

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The survey also found that 79% of<br />

farmers have amortgage, with an average<br />

valueof$4.3 million and medianvalue of<br />

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Afurther 78% of farmers have an<br />

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Stream restoration ... Asection of remnant podocorp forest which will be restored during the project.<br />

Backing to restore forest remnant<br />

By GINA MCKENZIE<br />

The Waimakariri Water Zone<br />

Committeeissupporting<br />

biodiversity fundingof$23,600<br />

to restoreabout two hectares of<br />

remnant podocarp forest,<br />

wetland and astream near<br />

Oxford.<br />

Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong>and<br />

the QEII Trust are working with<br />

the landowner to assist with<br />

land retirement, fencing, weed<br />

control and planting to enhance<br />

the important ecological<br />

habitat.<br />

The landownerwill also<br />

contribute to funding the<br />

project, whichhas atotal cost of<br />

$35,400.<br />

The project aims to protect<br />

several typesoffloraincluding<br />

two species of pygmymistletoe,<br />

Korthalsella clavata and<br />

Native biodiversity ... Apygmy mistletoe (Korthalsella lindsayi)<br />

growing on weeping matipo (Myrsine divaricate)inthe forest block.<br />

Korthalsella lindsayi,along with<br />

two critically endangered<br />

species of evergreen myrtle/<br />

rohutu, Lophomyrtusobcordate<br />

and Neomyrtus pedunculata.<br />

Myrtle/rohutu bark and<br />

berries have anti­inflammatory<br />

and antioxidant properties and<br />

are used in traditionalMaori<br />

medicines.<br />

The bush alsocontains<br />

manuka, which is classified as a<br />

species in decline across New<br />

Zealand.<br />

The regeneratedforest block<br />

will provide an ideal<br />

environmentfor native birds,<br />

whilefencing to removestock<br />

access to thestreamwill provide<br />

asuitablehabitatfor the<br />

vulnerable <strong>Canterbury</strong> mudfish/<br />

kowaro,which prefer swampy<br />

lowlandhabitatssuchas<br />

wetlands and swampforests.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

biodiversity officerZipporah<br />

Ploegsaysthe project has ahigh<br />

ecologicalscore and willallow<br />

the landownerstocontinue<br />

theirpositive work to improve<br />

PHOTOS: GINA MCKENZIE<br />

the environment and<br />

waterways.<br />

‘‘Oneofthe areas of bushland<br />

was retiredfrom farmingand<br />

turned into aQEIIcovenant<br />

several decades ago, and the<br />

funding will enablefurther<br />

protection works to enhance<br />

existing biodiversityvalues,’’<br />

she says.<br />

Waimakariri Zone Committee<br />

chairman Michael Blackwell<br />

says the restoration project ties<br />

in well with the growing<br />

understanding of the<br />

importance of protecting<br />

biodiversity in thelocal<br />

community.<br />

‘‘Wetlands and native forests<br />

are the organs of our landand<br />

deserve to be protected and<br />

enhancedsothat we can<br />

improve the overall health of<br />

our waterways,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘Being abletohelp<br />

landowners to carry out further<br />

environmental initiatives to<br />

improve biodiversity is avital<br />

part of the zonecommittee’s<br />

work.’’<br />

Farmers<br />

urged to<br />

take care<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Farmers are being urged to<br />

look after themselves and<br />

their families following last<br />

week’s floods.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

says their safety is apriority,<br />

followed by livestock.<br />

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when on farm and inspecting<br />

infrastructure. Be especially<br />

careful around ponds, dams,<br />

culverts and stopbanks and<br />

around water and<br />

infrastructure that may have<br />

been compromised.’’<br />

Maintaining contact with<br />

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important, and farmers are<br />

urged not to hesitate in<br />

raising an alert if there are<br />

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Civil defence welfare teams<br />

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Emergency Management<br />

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31<br />

Ahigher power has yet to help Peter<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Peter Gill is not praying for a<br />

miracle, but he would love to<br />

be able to use the churchand<br />

hall he boughtinWest Eyreton<br />

as aresidence.<br />

He has formed hisown<br />

religion in the hope that might<br />

help his cause, but to date,<br />

even calling on agreaterpower<br />

has failedhim.<br />

By forming areligion, he<br />

says he can avoid having to pay<br />

rates, and he can do what he<br />

likes on the property.<br />

To date, this hasn’t helped<br />

him to unravel the red tape<br />

which binds the Waimakariri<br />

District Council.<br />

Peter has used Christchurch<br />

street artiststospruce them<br />

up. The artwork may bring a<br />

smile to people’s faces when<br />

they see the colourful 1950s<br />

former Methodist Church and<br />

heritage­listed hall,but they<br />

remain achurch and ahall.<br />

Peter boughtthe 3000 square<br />

metre property on PoyntzRoad<br />

for $185,000, believing it was<br />

zoned residential.Hespent<br />

about $<strong>10</strong>0,000 renovating the<br />

buildings so they couldbe<br />

rented out, discovering too late<br />

it was zonedrural.<br />

He has screen shot records<br />

of the Mike PeroReal Estate<br />

advertisement for the<br />

buildings withone bedroom<br />

and one bathroom.<br />

His battlewith the agent and<br />

the company overwhathecalls<br />

‘‘falseadvertising’’ has come to<br />

nothing.<br />

Peter freelyadmits to not<br />

doing due diligence before<br />

buying,but says he took the<br />

advertisement showing<br />

pictures of abed and a<br />

bathroom at face value.<br />

He has lodged acomplaint<br />

with the New Zealand Real<br />

Estate Institute, but has been<br />

told it couldbesix to 12 months<br />

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before it is looked at.<br />

He is now considering legal<br />

action against thereal estate<br />

agent, aftersecuring abacker.<br />

Peter’s questfor ‘‘justice’’<br />

has earned him trespass<br />

notices fromMike Pero Real<br />

Estate premises and all agents’<br />

properties.<br />

He says if he makes a<br />

mistake in his business,he<br />

puts his ‘‘big boy pantson’’ and<br />

makesitgood, even if it is not<br />

his fault.<br />

He believes the real estate<br />

agentshoulddothe same.<br />

‘‘If it is advertisedas<br />

residential, it is not the<br />

customers’job to makesure it<br />

is residential. Iwouldnot have<br />

bought them if they hadnot<br />

been residential,’’ Peter says.<br />

Meanwhile,his pocketsare<br />

gettinglighter.<br />

He has visited Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon and Waimakariri MP<br />

MattDoocey. ‘‘Thereisnothing<br />

theycan do.’’<br />

He has someone living in a<br />

tentbehind one of the<br />

buildings. But they are not<br />

allowedtolive permanently in<br />

the churchorhall.<br />

Waimakariri planning<br />

manager Matthew Bacon says<br />

the easiest way forward for<br />

Peter is to applyfor aresource<br />

consent to use the church as a<br />

dwelling because the land size<br />

is under the four­hectare rural<br />

zonesize, which wouldhave<br />

entitled him to livethere.<br />

He can use thesite for<br />

churchservicesand associated<br />

activities, such as Sunday<br />

school activities, because of<br />

existingrights.<br />

‘‘Council’s opinion is that the<br />

churchuse and any potential<br />

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activities in terms of how they<br />

are treatedbythe District<br />

Plan.’’<br />

Arezoning could happen<br />

through aprivate plan change<br />

application to the existing<br />

district plan,orbymakinga<br />

submission to the district plan<br />

review, once notified.<br />

But Mr Bacon saysthis was<br />

unlikely to be cost­effective.<br />

‘‘The moreeffective spend<br />

would be aresource content<br />

application.’’<br />

Mr Baconsays he is in contact<br />

with Peter on his options,<br />

and is looking to get acomplete<br />

picture of his intentionsfor the<br />

site.<br />

Peter says he willneed the<br />

neighbour’s consent if he<br />

applies for aresource consent,<br />

and he does not expect to get it.<br />

And the cost was likely out of<br />

his reach.<br />

Waimakariri events to mark Volunteer Week<br />

Three community events will be held in<br />

Waimakariri this month to promote<br />

National Volunteer week, from <strong>June</strong> 20<br />

to 26.<br />

National Volunteer Week celebrates<br />

the collective contribution of more than<br />

one million people in New Zealand who<br />

volunteer for an organisation,<br />

contributing an estimated $4 billion to<br />

the economy.<br />

The Waimakariri events are being<br />

organised by the Waimakariri District<br />

Council’s community development<br />

facilitator, Wendy Howe, to showcase<br />

Cancer Society <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> and<br />

many other organisations which rely<br />

on the help of volunteers.<br />

The events will be held on Saturday,<br />

<strong>June</strong> 19; at the Kaiapoi Library from<br />

<strong>10</strong>am until 2pm; on Friday, <strong>June</strong> 25, at<br />

the Pegasus Community Centre from<br />

5pm until 7pm; and on Saturday, <strong>June</strong><br />

26, at the Rangiora Library from <strong>10</strong>am<br />

until 2pm.<br />

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12 th <strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Luisetti Seeds CombinedDiv 1-Luisetti SeedsCup<br />

Saracens VSpringston, 02:45PM, Sbk1. 5th &6th Playoff<br />

Kaiapoi VPrebbleton,02:45 PM,KaiOv. 3rd&4th Playoff<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Rugby Supporter ClubTrophy 9th-12th<br />

Glenmark Cheviot VWaihora,02:45 PM,Omi 1.<br />

OxfordVWestMelton, 02:45PM, OxOval.<br />

NCRSU Plate 13th-16th<br />

AshleyVHampstead Senior, 02:45PM, LobLr1.<br />

Ohoka VLincoln, 02:45 PM, Mand 1.<br />

PlaqueSection 17th -22nd<br />

Woodend VCeltic, 02:45 PM,Wood1.<br />

HornbyVHurunui, 02:45 PM,Dent Oval.<br />

Ellesmere &<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Div2(Section A)<br />

Glenmark Cheviot V Hurunui, 01:00 PM, Omi 1. Kaikoura V<br />

Saracens,02:45 PM, Kaik1. Kaiapoi GOLDBYE.<br />

Ellesmere &<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Div 2(Section B)<br />

Amberley Seniors VOxford, 02:45 PM, Amb 1. Ohoka VAshley:<br />

SOL,01:00 PM, Mand1.Woodend BYE.<br />

CombinedColts (Section A)<br />

Springston VGlenmark Cheviot, 01:00 PM,Spring 1.<br />

Ashley VCeltic, 01:00 PM, LobLr1.<br />

CanstaffWomens Round Robin<br />

Kaiapoi Women’sVCeltic, 02:45PM, KaiOv<br />

Championship Semi-Final 2v3<br />

1st XV RoundRobin<br />

RHS1st XV VShirleyBoy’s Spartans 1stXV, 02:45 PM, RHS1.<br />

Under 18<br />

Timaru Boys HS2nd XV VOxford, 02:00 PM, Timaru. Kaiapoi V<br />

Mackenzie, 01:00PM, Kai 1. Rangiora 2ndXVVPrebbleton, 01:00<br />

PM,RHS 1. Southbridge/ Dunsandel VHurunui,01:30 PM,Duns: 2.<br />

Under 17 Girls TBA<br />

Under 16 LincolnVRHS Gold, 01:00PM, Linc 3. RHSGreenBYE.<br />

Under 15<br />

RHS Green VRHS Gold, 11:15 AM, RHS 1. Oxford VWoodend<br />

PegasusBay,11:15 AM, OxOval. HurunuiBYE.<br />

U12 -U13 -<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Only<br />

Section A<br />

Kaikoura Blue VWoodend, 11:35 AM, Kaik1. Ashley VGlenmark<br />

Cheviot, 11:50 AM, Lob 5. Saracens VOxford Red 12:00 PM Sbk<br />

2. Amberley Black VKaiapoi Gold, 11:30 AM, Amb 1.Hurunui Blue<br />

BYE.<br />

SectionB<br />

Hurunui Black V Saracens, 12:00 PM, Cul 2. Kaiapoi Blue V<br />

Woodend, 12:00 PM, KaiOv. Ashley VOhokaBlack, 12:00 PM, Lob<br />

5. Oxford BYE.<br />

Under 11<br />

OhokaRed VAshley Green, <strong>10</strong>:55 AM,Mandj5b. Kaiapoi VWoodend<br />

Under 11, 11:00 AM, Kai 1a, Hurunui Black VOhoka Black, 11:00<br />

AM, Cul 2a. Ashley Blue VSaracens Red, 11:00 AM, Lob 4a.<br />

Amberley Black VGlenmark Cheviot, 11:05AM, Amb 1a.KaikouraA<br />

VSaracens Blue, 12:40 PM,Kaik1a.OxfordBYE.<br />

Under <strong>10</strong><br />

Amberley Black VAshley, 12:00 PM, Amb 2a. Oxford VOhoka<br />

Red, 12:<strong>10</strong> PM, Ox 2a. Kaiapoi VSaracens Red, 12:<strong>10</strong> PM, Kai<br />

3. Saracens Blue VHurunui Black, 12:<strong>10</strong> PM, SBJnr7. Glenmark<br />

Cheviot VWoodend, 12:<strong>10</strong> PM,Omi2a. Ohoka Black BYE.<br />

Under 9<br />

Kaiapoi BLUE VGlenmarkCheviot, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM,Kai 3. Amberley Black<br />

VOhoka Red, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Amb 3a. Ohoka Black VWoodend, <strong>10</strong>:00<br />

AM, Mandj4a. Ashley Green VKaiapoi GOLD, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Lob 5a.<br />

Saracens Blue VOxford,<strong>10</strong>:00 AM,SBJnr7. KaikouraVAshleyBlue,<br />

<strong>10</strong>:30 AM,Kaik1d. Hurunui Black BYE.<br />

Under8<br />

Amberley Black VOhoka Black, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Amb 1a. Glenmark<br />

Cheviot VHurunui Black, 11:05 AM, Omi 1b. Kaikoura VSaracens<br />

Blue, <strong>10</strong>.30 AM, Kaik1a. Woodend VAshley Blue, 11:05 AM,<br />

WoodJ4a. Kaiapoi VAshley Green, 11:05 AM, Kai 3. Saracens RedV<br />

Ohoka Red, 11:05 AM, SBJnr7. OxfordBYE.<br />

Under 7<br />

Ashley Green VSaracens Blue, <strong>10</strong>:45 AM, Lob 5b. Kaiapoi V<br />

WoodendBlack,<strong>10</strong>:50 AM, Kai 1c.GlenmarkCheviot BlackVOhoka<br />

Black,<strong>10</strong>:50 AM,Omi2a.Amberley BlackVSaracens Orange, <strong>10</strong>:50<br />

AM,Amb 2b.SaracensRed VAshleyBlue,<strong>10</strong>:50AM, Sbk3a.Oxford<br />

VGlenmarkCheviot Blue,<strong>10</strong>:50AM, Oxjn5b. Ohoka RedVHurunui<br />

Black,<strong>10</strong>:50 AM, Mandj9.<br />

Under 6<br />

SectionA<br />

Glenmark CheviotBlueVKaiapoiBLUE, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Omi 1a.Woodend<br />

Green VHurunui Blue, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Wood 2a. Amberley Black V<br />

Woodend White, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Amb 2a. Kaiapoi GOLD VGlenmark<br />

Cheviot Black, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Kai 2a. Hurunui Black VWoodend Black,<br />

<strong>10</strong>:00AM, Cul5.<br />

Section B<br />

SaracensOrangeVAshley Blue,<strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Sbk3a. SaracensRed V<br />

Ashley White, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM,Sbk3b. Ashley GoldVOhoka Green, <strong>10</strong>:00<br />

AM, Lob 4a. Ashley Green VSaracens Blue, <strong>10</strong>:00 AM, Lob 4b.<br />

Ohoka RedVOxford Red, <strong>10</strong>:00AM, Mandj6. OhokaBlack VKaiapoi<br />

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Rangiora teams take stock mid-season<br />

Rangiora Hockey Club’ssenior<br />

teams have had acouple of weeks<br />

to reflect on their seasons so far,<br />

with arained­outweekend<br />

followed by the Queen’s Birthday<br />

break comingjust at the end of<br />

round 1for many.<br />

Resultshave not beenasgood<br />

as hoped for acoupleofteams,<br />

while othersfind themselves in a<br />

strong position to push on for the<br />

rest of the season, hopefully<br />

securing afinals spot in August.<br />

The Rangiora CBK Division 1<br />

Men’s teamstarted its season<br />

strongly afterapositive end to<br />

the 2020 competition,but hit a<br />

mid­round slumpinwhat is a<br />

strong <strong>10</strong>­team field.<br />

The sidehas some work to do<br />

to climb the ladder through the<br />

second roundifitwants to reach<br />

the playoffs.<br />

The Rangiora CBK women are<br />

in arebuilding phasethis year,<br />

with many in the team playing<br />

their firstseasoninDivision 1.<br />

But agood win against fourthplaced<br />

Marist recentlyis<br />

encouraging, and if the side can<br />

just start scoring afew more<br />

goals, it could well move up the<br />

ladder during round2.<br />

Rangiora Korimako started the<br />

season promisinglyinthe Sunday<br />

Super League Premiership,and<br />

while the young team hasn’t<br />

played that badly,ithas been<br />

relegated to the Championship<br />

grade after astring of losses.<br />

This will pit the side against<br />

Rangiora Piwakawaka, with both<br />

teams needing to findmore goals<br />

to improve their standings.<br />

On the men’s side of the<br />

competition, Rangiora’s two<br />

teams in the Sunday Super<br />

League Championship now head<br />

HOCKEY<br />

into amid­season Knock Out Cup<br />

competition before Round2<br />

begins.<br />

The young Coltsteam started<br />

the season as the stronger of the<br />

two, which included awin in the<br />

cross­over gamewith aSSL<br />

Premier team, but since losing<br />

several players to Division 1it<br />

has struggled to maintain that<br />

winning form.<br />

Meanwhile, the more<br />

experiencedOddfellows have<br />

battled hard without much<br />

reward—the side’s onlyvictory<br />

comingagainst the Colts —but if<br />

it can manufacture justafew<br />

more goals, those narrowlosses<br />

could easily turn to victory and<br />

get them offthe bottomofthe<br />

ladder.<br />

The Mid Week OpenMen’s A<br />

team is dominating Division 2,<br />

sitting unbeaten and withonly<br />

three goals scored against them<br />

in seven games (two of those<br />

goals came in its gameagainst<br />

the Rangiora Allsorts).Withits<br />

top­of­the­table clashwith Marist<br />

rainedoff,the sidewill haveto<br />

wait until the end of round 2and<br />

the finals to really be tested in<br />

this grade.<br />

The RangioraAllsorts are<br />

tracking alongbetter than<br />

expected in Division 2and will<br />

be in atight race with several<br />

teams for afourth place finish in<br />

the grade. The Allsortsalso<br />

missedout on taking on oneofits<br />

closest rivalsbecause of the rain,<br />

but with striker Jon Green in<br />

strongscoring form and<br />

goalkeeper Daryl Ball improving<br />

with everygame, the side has<br />

Upskilling ... Leapcoach Steffan Fastierworks withjunior goal­keepers JonathanMyall, left, andCameronKuch.<br />

everychancetoclaim more wins<br />

in round2.<br />

Coming off its Knock Out Cup<br />

victory at the start of the season,<br />

the Rangiora Hurunui Hares<br />

came back down to earth with a<br />

loss and adraw to start the main<br />

Mid WeekOpen Division 1<br />

Women’scompetition. But the<br />

team has bounced back strongly<br />

and will be wary of complacency<br />

through the rest of the season.<br />

In Division3,the Rangiora<br />

Hurunui Hawkshave struggled<br />

to find the net, but with afairly<br />

soliddefensive unit. If the Hawks<br />

can turnaroundits goal­scoring<br />

woes,itwill get afew wins by<br />

season’send.<br />

Platinum and Junior grades<br />

havejust got into their seasons,<br />

having played onlyacoupleof<br />

rounds so far.<br />

Mid­seasonstatistics<br />

(P: gamesplayed; W: won;<br />

D: draw; L: loss;GF: goalsfor;<br />

GA: goalsagainst.)<br />

Division 1: Men ­Rangiora CBK<br />

P8, W3, D2, L3. GF22, GA22.7th<br />

out of <strong>10</strong> teams.Women ­<br />

Rangiora CBK P7, W1,D0, L6.<br />

GF6,GA27.8th out of 9teams.<br />

SundaySuper League<br />

Premiership: Women ­Rangiora<br />

Korimako P7, W0,D1, L6. GF9,<br />

GA35. 8th out of 8teams.<br />

Relegated to Championship for<br />

round 2.<br />

SundaySuper League<br />

Championship: Men ­Rangiora<br />

Colts P6, W2, D0, L4. GF14, GA16.<br />

4th out of 7teams. Rangiora<br />

Oddfellows P6, W1, D0, L5. GF8,<br />

GA187th out of 7teams. Women:<br />

RangioraPiwakawaka P5, W1,<br />

D0, L4. GF3, GA19. 5th out of 6<br />

teams.<br />

Mid Week Open: Men ­Rangiora<br />

AP7, W7, D0, L0. GF39, GA3. 1st<br />

out of <strong>10</strong> teams in MWO Division<br />

2. Rangiora AllsortsP7, W3, D0,<br />

L4. GF22,GA28. 5thout of <strong>10</strong><br />

teams in MWO Division 2.<br />

Women: Rangiora Hurunui<br />

Hares P5, W3, D1,L1. GF13,<br />

GA<strong>10</strong>. 2nd out of 8teams in MWO<br />

Division1.RangioraHurunui<br />

Hawks P4, W0, D0, L4. GF3, GA12.<br />

6th out of 7teams in MWO<br />

Division3.<br />

Kaiapoi bows out with semi-final loss to Southbridge<br />

Kaiapoi, <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>’slast<br />

hopeofwinningthe combined<br />

countryrugby competition, was<br />

bundledout of reckoningaftera<br />

semi­finalloss on Saturday.<br />

Kaiapoi had been charged with<br />

the daunting task of beating<br />

Southbridge on its homepatch,<br />

but wentdown 18­26.<br />

Kaiapoi was in the hunt at half<br />

time, trailing 13­14 after Taine<br />

Jacobs­Lawson had scored atry<br />

RUGBY<br />

and kicked the goals.<br />

However, too many errors<br />

crept into its game, whichled to<br />

Southbridge gaining too much<br />

possession. Thisled to four<br />

successful penalty attempts.<br />

Kaiapoi, meanwhile,scored<br />

the only try of the half.<br />

The Kaiapoi effortwas led by<br />

loosie Jarred Gilmore and lock<br />

Connor Smith.<br />

Scoreboard: Southbridge26<br />

(William Carter, LukePalmer<br />

tries. Shannon Donald, 2<br />

conversions,4penalties) beat<br />

Kaiapoi 18 (Reuben Tiweka atry.<br />

TaineJacobs­Lawson atry,a<br />

conversion and 2penalties).<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

competitionwill resume in two<br />

weeks.<br />

BRIDGE RESULTS<br />

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Passion drives team to victory<br />

By ABIGAIL CHESSUM<br />

Anna Menzies led her troupe<br />

of five dancersonajourney<br />

up and downthe South Island<br />

to qualifyfor anational<br />

competition, and succeeded.<br />

The young artistic director,<br />

who runsthe <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

SchoolofDance, will<br />

now take her dancers to<br />

Palmerston<strong>North</strong>inOctober<br />

for the Performing Arts Competitions<br />

Association New<br />

Zealand (PACANZ) nationals.<br />

Anna has seen many<br />

competitions over the years,<br />

but qualifying was special for<br />

the passionate20­year­old<br />

danceteacherfrom<br />

Amberley.<br />

Her five dancers from the<br />

school, Tessa and Kaylee<br />

Moffat, Saki and Hikaru<br />

Takaoand Jessica Lennan, all<br />

aged 14 to 17, jumped at the<br />

chance to compete.<br />

They went to Motuekafor a<br />

regional qualifier, but were<br />

unsuccessful. This didn’t stop<br />

them from tryingagain,atthe<br />

Oamaru qualifier in May,<br />

wherethey secured aspot in<br />

the national competition with<br />

theirdance, FeverBreak.<br />

Anna choreographed the<br />

dance, which tells astory<br />

aboutrage. She also made the<br />

costumes, basing the dance on<br />

the lyrics of the song, Fever<br />

Break.Itisacontemporary<br />

piece, technical and mature,<br />

with minimalist costumes.<br />

As ayoung girl, Anna used<br />

The troupe ... Tess Moffat (left), Hikaru Takao, Saki Takao, Jessica Lennan, Kaylee Moffat. The<br />

dancers will compete at Palmerston <strong>North</strong> in October..SUPPLIED<br />

to put on shows forher<br />

neighbours, and as she<br />

evolved as adancer her<br />

ambitions spreadtopursuing<br />

aprofessionaldance career.<br />

She decided, when the<br />

opportunity arose, to go on to<br />

be artistic directorofthe<br />

danceschool.<br />

‘‘It’s my love (teaching<br />

dance). It was exactly what I<br />

wanted and whenthe<br />

opportunity arose(to take<br />

over the dance school), it just<br />

felt right.<br />

‘‘Also, Iwas so youngI<br />

wasn’t cutting off any<br />

decisions.Ican still goand<br />

danceifIwant to in acouple<br />

of years,’’ she says.<br />

Through her ongoing<br />

passion for dance, andher<br />

goal in seeing her students<br />

shine, she has the pleasureof<br />

instillingthe same big dreams<br />

in her dancers by giving them<br />

the PACANZ national stage.<br />

‘‘It’s huge for the girls to go<br />

up and be surrounded by such<br />

incredible talentupthere. It<br />

will be the best of the best,<br />

really,’’ she says.<br />

PACANZ covers all art<br />

forms, from dance to drama<br />

and music.<br />

For adance troupeto<br />

qualify, they have to face all<br />

dance styles, from ballet to<br />

hip­hop to highland. Withso<br />

muchdiversity,the qualifying<br />

rounds only become more<br />

difficult.<br />

Anna’s dancers can expect<br />

to go up against more than<strong>10</strong>0<br />

dance troupes in the national<br />

competition.<br />

To support Anna and the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> School of<br />

Dance, or to see some of their<br />

competition routines,<br />

including FeverBreak,they<br />

are holding afundraising<br />

performanceatthe Rangiora<br />

TownHall on July4.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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Abbeyfield<br />

proposal<br />

Asteering group has been established<br />

to consider thecreation of an<br />

Abbeyfield House in the Waimakariri<br />

district.<br />

Abbeyfield New Zealandisa<br />

volunteer­run charity which provides<br />

supported, independent living for<br />

older New Zealanders.<br />

It has 14 houses throughout New<br />

Zealand, including two in<br />

Christchurch and one in Selwyn.<br />

Each house is afamily­style home,<br />

close to local amenities and with 12 to<br />

14 residents. Residents have their own<br />

studio unit with ensuite and usually a<br />

patio and garden.<br />

There are sharedareas and facilities<br />

including dining, lounge, laundry and<br />

gardens.<br />

Ahousekeeper/cook is employed to<br />

provide two cooked mealsaday and a<br />

self­service breakfast, keep communal<br />

areas tidy, and support residents.<br />

Agroup of nine local people have<br />

been meeting to discuss the possibility<br />

of establishing ahouse in Waimakariri<br />

and have applied to the Abbeyfield<br />

board to setupaformal steering group.<br />

Rangiora resident Valda Reveley,<br />

who has experience with Abbeyfield,<br />

will chair the steering group.<br />

The steering group is looking for<br />

ideas, including whether topurchase,<br />

rent or collaborate with owners.<br />

The group is starting out with no<br />

budget and welcomes any fund­raising<br />

ideas.<br />

Contact Valda Reveley on (027)<br />

271 9961 or valdarev@gmail.com if you<br />

would like to know more or be<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Flooding Recovery Update<br />

Following significant rainfall which hammered<br />

the Waimakariri District the Council are focusing<br />

on recovery and supporting asmall number of<br />

affected residents.<br />

While four areas were evacuated as aprecaution<br />

during peak rainfall and high tide times (The Pines<br />

Beach and Kairaki, areas near the Eyre River,<br />

an area north of Fernside and asmall number<br />

of homes near the Okuku River) the amount of<br />

damage across the District is low.<br />

The Council is now moving to the recovery phase<br />

and in the last week or so Council staff have:<br />

• Undertaken anumber of building assessments of<br />

properties which were affected byflood water.<br />

Only one has moderate damage. We continue to<br />

work with all property owners affected in small<br />

parts ofOxford, Okuku and Waikuku<br />

• Begun welfare support for some households.<br />

This support isongoing until there is no longer<br />

arequirement<br />

• Connected numerous times with Lees Valley<br />

residents who remain cut-off due to road<br />

damage. Staff are continuing plans for road<br />

reconnection as well as providing ongoing<br />

welfare support<br />

• Repaired jammed and damaged flood gates and<br />

cleared culverts and other overland flow paths<br />

of debris<br />

• Reopened the majority of roads closed due to<br />

surface flooding.<br />

Roads<br />

Asmall number of roads remain closed:<br />

• All fords across the District<br />

• Lees Valley Road. There are two slips and<br />

three bridges where the approaches have been<br />

washed out<br />

• Okuku Pass Road. Repairs are underway<br />

• Horsford Downs Road. Repairs are underway<br />

• Island Road east of Mounseys Road. Aculvert<br />

repair is required.<br />

• All otherroadsacross the Districtare open and<br />

please keep an eyeout forupdateson ourwebsite.<br />

Water<br />

• The Garrymere water supply is under aboil water<br />

notice. We will keep users updated via text and<br />

through our website with further updates<br />

• The Oxford Rural No 2scheme leak is fixed.<br />

Residents can resume water use as normal<br />

• Private well owners who have noticed a<br />

difference in their water (discoloration, taste)<br />

should get this tested and boil water before<br />

drinking in the interim. Council recommends<br />

that private well owners test their own water<br />

regularly anyway, this is especially critical<br />

following rain events.<br />

Need to report an issue or require help?<br />

• For emergencies first please call 111 to access<br />

the applicable emergency services<br />

• Contact the Council on 0800 965 468 for any<br />

needs either outside of or during office hours.<br />

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Eventsrun from <strong>10</strong> July to 25 July<br />

Find out more<br />

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Free Computer Classes<br />

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Term Two<strong>2021</strong><br />

Google and the Internet<br />

Kaiapoi,Oxford -Monday14<strong>June</strong><br />

Rangiora -Wednesday16<strong>June</strong><br />

Introduction to Email<br />

Kaiapoi,Oxford -Monday21<strong>June</strong><br />

Rangiora-Friday 25 <strong>June</strong><br />

All classes are from <strong>10</strong>am-12pm<br />

Bookingsessential<br />

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Cars Wanted<br />

ANY old cars, anything pre<br />

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Classic Cars. Please call<br />

027 258 8366.<br />

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Automotive<br />

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03 313 7216<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

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Motorcycles<br />

SouthPacific Motorcycle<br />

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Wanted To Buy<br />

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Amalgamated Scrap Metal<br />

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Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

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BUYING estate type old<br />

china, crystal, collectables,<br />

vases. Phone 027 350 3963,<br />

or 313 1878.<br />

WANTED to buy, tidy 2-3<br />

bedroom house in Kaiapoi<br />

by motivated buyers.<br />

Please ph 021 <strong>10</strong>1 4046.<br />

For Sale<br />

HONEY 4kg bucket<br />

cooking honey, $30 special.<br />

Available at Gracebrook,<br />

Amberley. Telephone 03<br />

314 7076.<br />

TRACTOR Ford 7000,<br />

Fertiliser Spreader PTO<br />

Driven 3 point linkage.<br />

Mower Taarup 205 disc<br />

hyd lift, new Holland 269<br />

Baler, new Holland Hay<br />

Conditioner, PTO driven,<br />

Lister Shearing Plant, hand<br />

piece and table. All in good<br />

working condition. Phone<br />

03 312 8831.<br />

2378088v2<br />

TUTOR wanted. Kip<br />

McGrath (Rangiora) is<br />

looking for an experienced,<br />

enthusiastic, qualified<br />

teacher, to teach senior<br />

NCEA subjects (Math /<br />

Science). Teacher will<br />

work with no more than<br />

four students on individual<br />

programmes and must be<br />

excited about making a<br />

difference. Must be available<br />

at least once aweek for<br />

classes after 4pm by<br />

arrangement. Further<br />

information available from<br />

rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz<br />

or by calling the centre<br />

Director, Dr. Grant Dykes<br />

at (03) 313 3638.<br />

JOBS JOBS JOBS<br />

Labourers (of all skill sets),<br />

sawmill, welders, steel fabricator,<br />

factory, brush<br />

hands, and lots of other<br />

local opportunities. An<br />

advantage if you are<br />

physically fit, able to pass a<br />

drug test, have drivers’<br />

license and reliable transport.<br />

Ph Tina 03 3<strong>10</strong> 7285<br />

or 027 636 6967 Elevate<br />

Recruitment, 113A High<br />

Street, Rangiora.<br />

LABOURERS wanted for<br />

aCivil Construction Company<br />

specialising in Road<br />

Barriers. Based in Rangiora.<br />

Ongoing work, local<br />

and stay away. Immediate<br />

starts. Call Daphne at<br />

Superior Personnel 313<br />

6180, Unit 1/6 Cone Street,<br />

Rangiora<br />

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz<br />

ON-CALL factory work<br />

near the airport, avariety of<br />

hours and weekend work.<br />

Call us to see what other<br />

roles we have. Contact<br />

Superior Personnel 313<br />

6180, Unit 1/6 Cone Street,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz<br />

Gardening<br />

A+ GARDEN hedges cut<br />

to perfection. Tree &arbor<br />

work. Also spraying. Free<br />

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

ROSE PRUNING, professional<br />

local service, 20 +<br />

years experience. Phone<br />

Rosemary 021 060 1200 or<br />

313 6399.<br />

Firewood<br />

DRY WATTLE two years<br />

old, $700 6m2. Dry old<br />

man pine, $550 6m2. Phone<br />

03 312 8726 Rangiora.<br />

SPLIT Old Man Pine 3.7m<br />

@$260, Split Hardwood<br />

Mix 3.7m @$360. Mobile<br />

021 993 497 Paul.<br />

SPLIT PINE $350 for 4.5<br />

cube trailer load, free delivery<br />

to Rangiora area. Phone<br />

021 241 8075.<br />

Situations Wanted<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

local looking for work.<br />

Anything considered, class<br />

2licence plus W&T. Phone<br />

Tony 027 368 2000.<br />

Educational<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

CLEANING SERVICE PROVIDER<br />

The<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport&Recreation Trust<br />

is seeking expressions of interest from suitably<br />

experienced cleaningsuppliers to provide Cleaning<br />

Services forMainpowerStadium.<br />

LocatedinRangiora, this multi-use sportandfitness facility<br />

will open its doors in August <strong>2021</strong> and will helpthe Trust<br />

to continue building on its achievements over thepast 35<br />

years in promoting sportand recreation foreveryone in our<br />

community.<br />

Applicantsshould outline their experience in the cleaning of:<br />

•Offices and associatedareas<br />

•Gym and fitness facilities<br />

•Stadium and courtareas<br />

We areinterested in talking with youifyou canprovide apart<br />

or all these services.<br />

Please call or email if youthink youcan provide cleaning<br />

services forusand we will provide moredetails.<br />

Contact: NickyBell<br />

Ph: 022 471 0684<br />

Email: nbell@sportstrust.org.nz<br />

Applications close24<strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary up to<br />

NCEA level 3. In centre<br />

(Rangiora) or interactive<br />

online from your home.<br />

Each student onanindividually<br />

tailored programme.<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora has<br />

been serving the local community<br />

for 30 +years. Give<br />

us acall (03 313 3638) or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online https://www.kipmcgrath.<br />

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Public Notices<br />

Rangiora Tennis Club<br />

- Final closing event 20 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

The Rangiora Tennis Club is holding its very last event<br />

as the Club closes in anticipation of ajoint move with<br />

Southbrook Tennis Club members to anew combined<br />

club facility down Coldstream Road, Rangiora.<br />

Aluncheon is to be held commencing at 12.00pm<br />

on Sunday 20 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong> at the Rangiora Returned<br />

Services Association (RSA) located at 82 Victoria<br />

Street, Rangiora.<br />

Averywarmwelcome to attend the luncheon is given<br />

to both current and previous members of the Rangiora<br />

Tennis Club. Please come along and celebrate the<br />

history, success and reminisce about<br />

many years of both tennis and the<br />

people who have been involved in theClub.<br />

Please RSVP by Sunday 13 <strong>June</strong><strong>2021</strong>,<br />

or for more information please contact<br />

Karyn Toulson 021 033 59<strong>10</strong> or<br />

email rangioratennisclub@gmail.com<br />

Pets<br />

2389333<br />

AGM<br />

Waimakariri Sailing Club<br />

(Inc)<br />

4pm, Sunday 4July <strong>2021</strong><br />

At club rooms<br />

Full details on<br />

www.sailwaimak.org.nz<br />

All welcome<br />

2388536<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 61<strong>10</strong>.<br />

BIRMAN KITTENS, 12<br />

weeks, ready now. Vaccinated<br />

&vet checked. Phone<br />

03 312 5755.<br />

Read local<br />

Poultry<br />

3 Peahens, one Peacock,<br />

looking for a new home.<br />

Phone 027 252 5429.


CLASSIFIEDS<br />

38 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>June</strong> <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

“The Key ofknowledge...” (Luke 11:52)<br />

DOES GOD PLAY<br />

FAIR?<br />

Considering Worldaffairs from ahuman<br />

perspective, and historically it often<br />

appears that God is unfair. Isthis afair<br />

assessment? Only the Bible can give an<br />

accurate judgement,giving all facts and<br />

motives.<br />

All welcome -DVD presentation<br />

Sunday 13th <strong>June</strong>, 7.00pm<br />

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street<br />

Forinformation phone -03 352 5453<br />

Website -bibletruthandprophecy<br />

Notice of Appointment of Liquidators<br />

and<br />

Notice to Creditors to Prove Claims<br />

JL FIREWOOD LIMITED<br />

JLFARMINGLIMITED<br />

(both In Liquidation)<br />

Notice is hereby given that on 1 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong> at<br />

9.00am, Tony Leonard Maginness and Jared<br />

Waiata Booth, Licensed Insolvency Practitioners,<br />

were appointed joint and several liquidators of the<br />

above-named companies by special resolution of<br />

shareholders pursuant to section 241(2)(a) of the<br />

Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”).<br />

The liquidators fix 13 July <strong>2021</strong> as the day on or<br />

before which the creditors of the companies are<br />

to prove their debts or claims and to establish<br />

any priority, under section 312 of the Act, or to be<br />

excluded from the benefit of any distribution made<br />

before the debts are proved or, asthe case may be,<br />

from objecting to the distribution.<br />

Dated: 1<strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Tony Maginness<br />

Liquidator<br />

Address of Liquidators: Baker Tilly Staples Rodway<br />

Auckland Limited, POBox 3899, Auckland 1140.<br />

Email: kris.mcainsh@bakertillysr.nz.<br />

Telephone: 09 309 0463.<br />

2389342<br />

Lost and Found<br />

LOST black walleton25th<br />

May, Church Street, Rangiora,<br />

opposite church hall.<br />

NOW FOUND.<br />

Public Notices<br />

WOODEND Methodist<br />

Church fundraiser "Singa-long"<br />

afternoon, avariety<br />

of old time songs, followed<br />

by afternoon tea.<br />

Admission $<strong>10</strong>, Sunday<br />

13th <strong>June</strong> at 2pm in the<br />

Church. Enquiries Evelyn<br />

Wilson 312 7740.<br />

2389725<br />

SeniorNet Internet Banking series<br />

1Introduction Wednesday 23 <strong>June</strong><br />

2Workshop Wednesday 30 <strong>June</strong><br />

Each starts at <strong>10</strong>.00 am in the<br />

Learning Centre,<br />

178 King Street, Rangiora<br />

Information/enrollment with Bob on<br />

03 312 8933 /jobo@gumbrell.net<br />

2390519<br />

CLARENCE CATCHMENT TMA <strong>2021</strong>-2022<br />

Possum Control –Poison Warning<br />

Excell Biosecurity wishes to advise that a ground-based<br />

possum control operation will be taking place to keep<br />

possum numbers under control to prevent spread of TB.<br />

This operation will be conducted as part of the TBfree New<br />

Zealand programme.<br />

Areas covered: The operation covers an area of 26,988<br />

hectares between the Clarence River, the Amuri Range and<br />

the Hanmer Forest.<br />

Operation date: 1July <strong>2021</strong> to 30 <strong>June</strong> 2022.<br />

Poisoning methods: Feratox is asmall capsule containing<br />

cyanide poison (about the size of apea). Inbait bags the<br />

cyanide capsule has been placed into anon-toxic peanut<br />

paste inside asmall blue biodegradable bag. The blue bags<br />

will be attached to trees and suitable habitat. On occasion<br />

bait stations will also be used.<br />

Traps will also be used throughout the area in conjunction<br />

with poisoning methods. The public iswarned to take care in<br />

these areas and not to remove carcasses orbaits. Baits are<br />

dangerous to people and dogs.<br />

General warning<br />

• Donot touch poison baits /traps<br />

• Donot touch poisoned possum carcasses<br />

• Keep pets under supervision<br />

• Donot leave children unattended<br />

• Follow the advice on the poison warning signs<br />

If you suspect poisoning<br />

• Contact your local hospital, ordial 111<br />

• National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON –0800 764 766<br />

• Inthe case of adomestic animal being poisoned, contact<br />

alocal veterinarian<br />

For further information (including maps of the operational<br />

area), contact the operator:<br />

Project Supervisor, <strong>North</strong>ern South Island,<br />

0508 EXCELL (0508 392 355)<br />

2389338<br />

Trade&Services<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

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ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

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removal. Affordable &<br />

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021 111 4322.<br />

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Copper Beech Tree<br />

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pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

BRICK &blocklaying. All<br />

types of work undertaken,<br />

repairs. Phone Hamish<br />

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

BUILDERS Father &Son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads.<br />

No job too small. Check us<br />

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DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

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glass & we can even<br />

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FIRE GUARDS Custom<br />

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Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

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GARDENING experienced<br />

30 years, qualified,<br />

new to Kaiapoi. Phone<br />

Grant 027 276 1990.<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

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years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

too big or too small. Ph 021<br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

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bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

ROOFER. All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps. And more.<br />

Free quotes. Phone Nathan<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

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SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. — Ph. 03-<br />

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

STONEMASON, Brick<br />

and Blocklayer. Earthquake<br />

repairs, grind out and<br />

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stone, Schist, Volcanic<br />

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027 601 3145.<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

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shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

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Ph office03312 4747<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

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0275 379-694<br />

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•Small-medium size/<br />

repaints<br />

•Minorplasterrepairs<br />

Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

2091848<br />

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2220615<br />

•Timberwindowrepairs<br />

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Long established local company<br />

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WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

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UV<br />

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6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

Movemen Ltd<br />

2Men &agood sized truck.<br />

From $150 plus GST per<br />

hour.Kaiapoi based.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

Free Quotes <strong>Canterbury</strong> and Districts<br />

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

2362002<br />

2343272<br />

027 216 0000<br />

VALUATION -<br />

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Contact Geoff at<br />

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03 3<strong>10</strong> 8541 or email<br />

geoff@maxval.co.nz.<br />

Guide<br />

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

Accountant<br />

Appliance Repairs<br />

Builder<br />

Butchery<br />

Debra Jowsey &Karla Kilner<br />

Ph 03 314 9480<br />

We help with all Taxreturns for the<br />

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Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 38<strong>10</strong><br />

1913020<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

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FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

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Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

1680439<br />

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old-fashioned bacon<br />

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A/H 312 4709<br />

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


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

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

Chiropractic Services<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

Digger Hire and Construction<br />

Dr Jess Ross<br />

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2344089v2<br />

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131 Ohoka Road<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

03 327 3111<br />

021 293 6331<br />

compucare@xtra.co.nz<br />

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Computer Repairs &upgrades<br />

Prompt professional services<br />

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027 432 1534<br />

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Electrician<br />

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All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

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YOU<br />

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