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Mayors

seek

clarity

on water

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The release of four reports on the proposed

Three Waters Reform has clarified the

Government’s thinking, say North

Canterbury mayors.

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon and

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black were

commenting following the release of the

700­page dossier last week.

But both want more detail, and assurances

that their communities are going to have a

choice about being involved in the national

shake­up.

Mr Gordon says the reports do not paint

the full picture and fail to take into account

local information, such as the high quality of

Waimakariri water infrastructure and its

planned renewal programme.

‘‘We are still awaiting the information that

will be specific to our district. This has not

yet been provided by the Government.’’

‘‘Without taking into account our local

context, this isn’t afair representation and

we are yet to be convinced the Government

has put forward acompelling case for reform

that benefits Waimakariri District,’’ he says.

Mr Gordon says the council has set aside

resources to ensure it has proper

information and advice to consult with

communities on the proposals, so they can

make an informed decision.

‘‘We hope the reforms will remain achoice

for our community and council, as previously

indicated by the minister,’’ Mr Gordon says.

Continued Page 2

Naomi atower of strength

Woman of steel ...

Firefighter Naomi

Whyte, from Waikuku

Beach.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Just 18 months after breast cancer

treatment, Waikuku firefighter

Naomi Whyte has taken 1300

stairsinher stride to win the

FirefighterofSteelWoman’s

Masters event at the Sky Tower

stair challenge.

Naomi,competinginthe 40 to

49 age group in the fundraising

event,not only had to tackle the

challenge to the 60th floor kitted

out in her fire brigade gear, she

also had to carry asteel cylinder

weighing 15kg.

She conquered the feat in 21

minutes and 16 seconds.

Naomi was also the fifth woman

acrossall age groups in her

category, which is regarded as

one of the toughest events.

‘‘It’samental challenge,’’

Naomi says. ‘‘I counted in three

lots of 20 as Iwent up the stairs,’’

Naomi says.

The part­time personaltrainer

ran up stairsonce aweek for

three months,aspart of her

training, which included CrossFit

and sprint training.

It is not the first time Naomi has

conquered the Sky Tower Stair

Challenge, or comeout on top.

She has won various categories,

and changeseach time to suit her

training and ability.

‘‘Other competitors are getting

younger and faster, whileIam

getting older,’’ she says.

But she pulled up well after the

event and will be back nextyear.

‘‘It’sawinter thing and Ilike it.

Iwouldn’t do it over the summer,’’

Naomi says.

She raised $1735 locally,toadd

to the nearly $1.37millionthe

challenge raised for Leukaemia &

Blood Cancer New Zealand.

The event attracts firefighters

from throughout New Zealand

and internationally, and has

raisedabout $10.5m overthe past

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Tracy has trust in abetter future

By DAVID HILL

Tracy Pirie says her faith has

taken her in directions she

never imagined.

Tracy took over as manager

of Hope Community Trust,

based at theRangiora Baptist

Church,inMarch, which is in

the business of ‘‘bringing hope

and transforminglives’’.

Her career journey has

taken her from retail salesto

workinginthe community, first

with Kaiapoi’s Person To

Person HelpTrust and now

with Hope CommunityTrust.

‘‘I started out in retail and I

love selling, but I’ve also

learnedalong the way that it’s

not only products you can sell.

You can sellideas and passion,

and if you combine all that you

can createsomething

wonderful.’’

Her change in career began

when she reflected on the kind

of community in whichshe

wanted her special needsson

to grow up. ‘‘I wanted to be part

of creating acommunity where

everybody is accepted for who

they are and nobodyisjudged

for who they are or what they

have, or have not.’’

During hertime with the

Person To Person Help Trust,

she found herself thrust into

managing the Rivertown Cafe

in the post­earthquake

environmentand, later,

createdthe RivertownOptions

op shop to meetthe

community’sneeds.They were

experiencesthat would serve

her well in hernew role.

‘‘We shouldbeinthe

business of empowering and

part of thatisgiving peoplethe

skills they needtohave better

lives,’’ Tracysays.

‘‘There’s always lots of good

projects we could be doing, but

we can’t do everything, so what

Mayors seek more detail around water reform plans

From Page 1

Mrs Black says the council is stillwaiting

for moredetailed information so it can

understand the implications for the

Hurunui District.

‘‘Thereports are very much ahigh­level

view,talkingabout the whole of New

Zealand,’’ she says.

Mrs Black earlier expressedfearsthat

the rural voice may be lost in the reforms,

with big cities and urban populations

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

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

trust’s food bank.

PHOTO:DAVID HILL

is the right thing to do at this

time thatweasachurch or a

trustcan do?’’

The Hope CommunityTrust

was established following the

2010 and 2011 earthquakes to

meet growing needsinthe

community.

Today, it offers acounselling

service, an op shop, community

garden, foodbank and the

weekly ‘‘community kai’’

evening meal.

Counsellingco­ordinator

Gaye White startedout offering

counselling from acaravan in

the RangioraBaptist Church

car parkin2012, beforebeing

joined by acolleaguethe

following year.

It is now one of the largest

counselling servicesinNorth

Canterbury, employing 13

counsellors, including four

students, who specialisein

different areas including

trauma,grief, couples, families

and general counselling.

The op shopoffers

affordable clothing and

provides work experience to

volunteers, including the

opportunitytocomplete the

‘‘retailsavvy award’’ training

course.

The community garden is

now open five days aweek in

the morning, providing

potentiallytaking the lion’s share of the

limelight and funding.

Mrs Blacksays the governingauthority

would likely be city­based, and those with

issuesinthe far flung Hurunuirural

districtmight be avoice in the wilderness.

Local GovernmentMinisterNanaia

Mahutasaysreform is urgenttosave

householdsfrom ballooningwater bills.

“It is clear the affordability challenges

facingour waterinfrastructure are too

great for councils alone,’’ she said when

friendship and achanceto

learn new skills, as wellas

reaping the harvest.

The foodbank has seen an

increased numberoffood

parcels distributed in the last

three months,asthe impactof

last year’s lockdown continues

to be felt by local families.

The community kai offers

friendship, with dinner —a

main courseand dessert —for

agold coindonation on

Thursdays from 5.30pm.

Looking to the future, the

trust is considering options to

make it more self­sufficient, as

well as how it canbest serve

the community,Tracysays.

releasing the reports.

Thereports released suggest

investment of $120 billion to $185 billion

will be needed over the next30yearsto

ensureNew Zealanders’ drinking water,

wastewater and stormwater

infrastructure meet acceptable public

health and environmental standards.

Theanalysis was done by the Water

IndustryCommission for Scotland.

Announcementsonthe reformsare

expectedinthe comingmonths.

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‘Iknow we will build back,

and build back better’

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Rex and Debbie Jefcoate know

they will weather the stormthat

flooded the WaikukuBeach

Holiday Parklast week.

‘‘I know there is asilverlining

in this cloud, and Iknow we will

buildback and build back

better,’’says Debbie. ‘‘I know it is

goingtobeOK. It is just amatter

of logistics,’’ she says.

But it is an emotional journey

for her and Rex. They havehad

their fair share of being battered

and bruised by MotherNature.

Whenthey arrived 17 years

ago,they coppedtwo snow falls

thattook atoll on the trees at the

park. They had justrecovered

fromhaving the damagedtrees

taken down, whentherewas a

galethat did moretree damage.

The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes

followed, and then justaspeople

were starting to come back to the

camp,the Kaikoura earthquake

struck in 2016, cutting off the

camper­van trade arriving from

the north.

Now they arefacedwith a

sodden camp afterthe swollen

Ashley River burstaround the

end of astopbank in the

darkness, andflowed into the

holiday park andthe beach

settlement.

❛In the 17 years we

have been here Ihave

never seen water

flowing out the front

gates.❜

—Debbie Jefcoate

‘‘Inthe 17 yearswehave been

hereIhave never seen water

flowingout the front gates,’’ says

Debbie as she looks around,

visibly upset.

The support of locals, along

withamassive pump from the

Waimakariri District Council,

has helped them overcome the

enormity of whathas happened,

along with the small things such

as the dinghyfrom the children’s

playground floating past that

brought asmile to their faces,

particularly as it seemed to be

moving in theopposite direction

to the flow.

Theyare saddened for all those

whose caravans parked at the

sitewere swamped. They were

still trying to reachsome owners

whenthe North Canterbury News

visited.

Few of the 20 permanent

caravans were spared. Decksand

New path ... The Ashley River now has an additional new path to the

sea, south of the original one through the Waikuku Lagoon. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Restrictions on stretch of SH1

State Highway 1from the

TramRoad intersection to the

Cam RiverBridge willhave

lane closures from Sunday,

June 13for the installationof

safety barriers.

Temporary speed

restriction will be in place.

picnic tableswere swept away,

water flowed inside the caravans,

and debris litteredthe ground.

‘‘Wejust felt so helpless

watching the water pourin. It

camearound the stopbankupat

the estuary,’’ Debbie says.

The couple were ready for bed

whenthey got acall thatwater

was flowinginto the beach

settlement. Theypulledtheir wet

weather trousers over their

pyjamas and setoff with flashlights

in hand.

‘‘I put on my hiking boots

because Ididn’t think Iwould

needgumboots.’’

Water was running over the

roadbythe time theygot to the

north endofthe camp. Therewas

nothing they could do to savethe

caravans from the flood.

‘‘Itisamazing the power of the

water and the power of nature,’’

Debbie says.

The settlement is also faced

withaclean­up,after water

flowed into homes and garages.

Several homes at Okukuare

still drying out after the Okuku

River flowed through their

properties, while Lees Valley

remainsisolated due to slips and

washed out bridge approaches.

There is alsostill ahandful of

roads in theWaimakaririDistrict

closed due to flood damage.

The Hurunui District Council’s

chief operations officer,Dan

Harris,says although the district

experienced significant

infrastructure issues, the council

teamand its contractors have

worked tirelessly to get things

neartonormal again.

The biggest issues experienced

wererivers over­running roads,

rockfall,fords comingup, and

water coming over the top of

bridges.

“Westillhave some long­term

fixes to do,’’ he says.

TheWaitohi and Mason rivers

caused the mostissues,but

vegetation and debris around the

bridges were quickly removed

and, by last weekend, all bridges

were open again.

“The solid routines the teams

do on acyclical basiswas

invaluable, as was the

preparatory work whenweknew

thestorm was coming.

‘‘‘The investments in

infrastructure around

improvements and makingour

systemsmore resilienthas

paid dividends,’’MrHarris

says.

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Harrowing times ... Debbie and Rex Jefcoate have faced many trials

in their 17 years at the Waikuku Beach Holiday Park, with the recent

storm causing more damage.

PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW

Riverbed mess ... Debris lies strewn beside the Black Hut Bridge, on

the Lake Sumner Road, in ascene typical through the region as river

levels subside.

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Youth need to be heard, says Ruby

By DAVID HILL

Ruby Wilson is keen to

encourage young people to

tackle the issues that matter.

The 18­year­old Rangiora

High School pupil was

elected Waimakariri Youth

Council co­chair recently,

alongside Ellie Tizzard.

Her youth council

colleagues are passionate

about issues such as climate

change and mental health.

‘‘I would like to get the

youth council more involved

around issues,’’ she says.

‘‘There’s lots of issues that

we have different views on, so

it would be really cool to get a

youth voice.

‘‘I think the youth council is

passionate about the

environment and mental

health, so it would be good to

get more involved in those

issues.’’

Ruby is particularly keen

for the youth council to be

more proactive in making

submissions to the council

and beyond. She recently

made asubmission to the

Ministry of Health on the

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025

action plan.

‘‘I feel there’s afew of my

age group who are interested

in government issues, but

they don’t know how to put

forward their voice or how to

get involved, and feel they

won’t be listened to.’’

Ruby first joined the youth

council 12 months ago, with

her interview conducted via

Zoom during the lockdown.

She has also been an active

member of the WaiYouth

events group for three years.

She says the advantage of

youth council meetings was

having the ear of councillors

Niki Mealings and Kirstyn

Barnett and Mayor Dan

Gordon, who regularly attend

meetings as council

representatives.

‘‘I think knowing that we

are being listened to, gives

you the confidence to say

what needs to be said.’’

Council staff also

occasionally brief the youth

council on new policies as

they are being developed,

giving members achance to

express their views. Ruby is

keen for more of that level of

engagement.

The youth council has also

worked closely with the

council’s Greenspace team in

developing the youth­led

Dudley Park project.

Ruby was born and bred in

Christchurch, with her family

moving to Ohoka when she

was in year 7. She attended

Rangiora New Life School,

before transferring to

Rangiora High School.

As well as serving on the

youth council and WaiYouth,

Ruby is also the youth

representative on the

Creative Communities

Waimakariri committee and

is active in the Youth Voice

Canterbury initiative

ReVision, which audits

public spaces to ensure they

are ‘‘youth friendly’’.

While she is undecided

about her future, she says

communications and

political science are among

the options she is

considering.

Young leader ... Ruby Wilson,

aged 18, is the new co­chair for

the Waimakariri Youth Council.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL





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Bill delighted to be part of salute

By SHELLEY TOPP

World War 2veteran Bill

Mitchell, aged 108,was

honoured to accept an invitation

to fire the first shot duringthe

Canterbury Queen’s Birthday

21­gun salute at Dudley Parkin

Rangiora last weekend.

The Christchurch veteran,

who servedinthe Royal New

ZealandAir Forceasageneral

engineer from September 9,

1939, until September 9, 1945,

said firing the first shot on the

big 105mm M101A1Howitzer

was ‘‘thebest thingIhave ever

done. Ienjoyeditimmensely.’’

Bill made the newsearlier in

the week after having his first

Covid­19 vaccine shot, and he

led the Christchurch Anzac

parade earlier this year.

‘‘It’s neveradull moment

around this guy,’’ said his son­inlaw,

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Bill has led the lastseven

Anzac parades, missingout last

year because of Covid­19

restrictions.

After firing the first round in

chilly conditions at Dudley Park

last Saturday afternoon,Bill was

lookingforwardtoheading over

to the Rangiora RSA with Nick

and other family members for a

rum to warm up.

The salute was organised by

the Godley HeadHeritage Trust

and the Southern Gunners

Trust, who are formermembers

of New Zealand Army artillery

units.

Master of ceremonies Patrick

LIFE IS A

Honoured guest ... World War 2veteran Bill Mitchell, aged 108, fires the first shot during the Canterbury

Queen’s Birthday 21­gun salute at Dudley Park, Rangiora.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Duggan, of Rangiora,aretired

gunner who did two toursin

Vietnam, said royalsalutes had

been fired only in HagleyPark,

Christchurch, in the past.

‘‘Thelast one was 22 years ago,

so agroup of gunners from the

Godley Heads Trust and the

SouthernGunnersTrustgot

together and decided we needed

to bring backthe tradition.

‘‘The end result is that we are

here today and hopefully this

will become an annual eventin

Canterbury.’’

Four guns were used for the

salute, an American 105mm

M101A1Howitzer,used during

World War 2; a25­pounderfrom

World War 2and the Korean

conflict; asix­pounderanti­tank

gun from World War 2; and a

German Krupp gun from World

War 1.

Blank ammunition was used.

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the event were invitedtotake

part by donating$100 for the

chance to fire one of the shots

during the salute, with the funds

raised goingtothe organisers to

help pay for the cost of holding

the event.

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OPINION

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In the Electoratewith

MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

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

Let'sget help to Kiwis

Watching afamily memberlose the

struggle against anegative body image is

one of the most devastating experiences a

family can go through.

Last week, Iwas honoured to accepta

petition in Parliament from Canterbury

mum Rebecca Tomms,the motherofan

eating­disorder survivor.

Rebecca’s petition callsonthe

government to provideurgent expert care

and subsidy assistance for young people

with eating disorders. Rebecca reached

out to me as National’s spokesperson for

Mental Healthbecause she felt she

couldn’tget the government to listen.

Iwas honoured to be able to helpher

and the manyotherparentswho attended

from around New Zealand to standonthe

Parliament forecourt in support of

Rebecca.InParliament,Ihave been

holding the government to accountfor the

millionsofdollars in mental health going

unspent while vulnerable Kiwisaren’t

gettingthe help they need.

We shouldn’tbegiving parents end­oflife

plans for an illness that could be

easily prevented with earlyintervention.

Canterbury’sdevastatingweather

eventhad ahuge impactonour region.

Checking in on our residentsand being

briefed by our mayorand Waimakariri

District Council chief executive, Iwas

impressedbythe response of all

agencies.InParliament,Ispoke with

acting EmergencyManagement Minister

Little interest in roading upkeep

DearEditor

There seems to be alack of interest by

the Waimakariri DistrictCouncilto

address long overdue road damage.

Hereisone story of many. Someofyour

readers will be aware of Revells Road,

thatruns between Tuahiwi and Lineside

Road.

When theSmith/Linesidejunction

was redeveloped, (many years ago),

Revells Road was used to cart all the

shingle from the AshleyRiver.

Revells Road was never built to carry

suchheavyvehicles.

Promises have been made and never

kepttorenew the road.

Ibanged on the Waimakariri District

Councilroading door afew years ago,

Kris Faafoi and AgricultureMinister

Damien O’Connortoensure they were

aware of localneeds.

Thank you to themany farmers, and

our new North Canterbury Federated

Farmers presidentCaroline Amyes,for

updatingmeonissuesonthe ground

when Ireachedout to checkoneveryone.

I’ve also reachedout to our counciland

theNew ZealandTransport Agency to

stay updated around timeframes to

restore access to Lees Valley residents.

OverQueen’sBirthdayweekend, Iwent

to Ashburton with Selwyn MP Nicola

Grigg to offerour support as Canterbury

MPs to that hard­hit community, and to

meetwith Ashburton MayorNeil Brown.

We visited the EmergencyOperations

Centre andlocal farms, and were

updated onsiteonthe Ashburton Bridge.

It’simportant as Canterbury MPs thatwe

takethe concernsofour regionto

Wellington to ensure thatthe focus

remainsonrecovery.

Areminder of my publicmeetingon

health services in Waimakariri in the

RangioraTown Hall on Thursday,June

17, at 6.30pm. The Canterbury District

HealthBoard’s new chief executive will

talkaboutits plans for health­service

deliveryinthe district.

I’m receiving aqueries around health

issues, including deliveryofCovid­19

vaccines for over­65s, andI’m inviting

residents to bring their questions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

but was effectively told,‘‘shove off we

have no money’’.

The council would prefer to spend

money on feel­good projects (sports).

Revells Road is aprime example of a

road being‘‘let go’’.

Ihave foundthat talkingtothe

roading division at the councilisawaste

of time.

Infact,myletter will be awaste of

time. Anybody else gotbad road stories?

Let’s hearyours, please.

Yours,

Paul Markholm,

Tuahiwi

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Flood-hit district again

shows its resilience

The flooding last week caused significant

challenges for our community.

The huge amount of rain caused riversto

rise and surface floodingtodevelop. The

situation was fluid and changingquickly.

The Civil Defence Emergency

OperationsCentre was activated to make

sure our district was in aposition to

respond. Iwas present at the centreand on

the Sunday evening Isaw extraordinary

leadershipfrom councilstaff, the fire

service and police.

It is never an easy decision to evacuate

people from their homes. However, when

facedwith the flood information, onground

assessments and modelling, the

decision needed to be madetoevacuate

properties considered at risk, andto

protect lives.

With the help of emergency services,

properties considered to be at risk were

evacuatedaroundthe Eyre and Ashley

rivers, as wellasKairaki Beach. Pines

Beachand theOkuku areas werealso

evacuatedasthe week went on. Thankfully,

the flood waters didn’tbreach as predicted.

As flood waters receded, significant

property damage was revealed in Okuku,

Waikuku Beach and Ashley Gorge.

The council is spending time withthe

owners of each property to best understand

the supporttheyneed. In most instances,

insurancewill lookafter their mainissues,

but thereare needs that go beyond

insurance,and our welfare team is

connecting withaffected individuals,

families and businessestosee what

support can be offered.

Thanks to the Air Force,wehave also

been able to helicopterinto isolatedareas

such as Lees Valley to better understand

the work needed to fix the damage that has

left residentsand farmers cut off.

Engineers and roadingcontractors have

already assessed the damage, and repairs

are under way.

The effects in Lees Valley are far more

than justroading, with significant fencing

repairs and other matters to be considered.

We haveappreciated the support of the

governmentand MinisterKris Faafoi, who

visited the welfare centresand the

EmergencyOperations Centre to offer

support.

We havealso appreciated the support of

localMPs, councillors and Community

Boardmembers who have been supporting

our community.

As we have come to see from past events,

the supportofour community is amazing,

including thosewho took evacuated people

into their homes. The efforts of Civil

Defence volunteers,who staffedwelfare

centres at the Rangiora BaptistChurch,

Mandeville SportsCentreand at Tuahiwi

Marae, deserve acknowledgement.

Our emergency response team,NZRT12,

the Defence Force, Fire Service volunteers

and our police also workedlong hours,as

did councilstaffand contractors. All

deserve thanks.

As Ihave cometosee in my role, we have

acaring communitythat, especially in

challenging times, responds aboveand

beyond to make sure our community is safe.

Therewill be ongoingchallenges in the

months ahead.

Seeing our districtrecover is apriority

for our counciland we willmake sure we

do all that we can to support our

community.

We havehad challenges before and we

will get throughthis.

If you needhelp or know of anyonewho

needssupport, please contact the council

on 0800 965 468.Weare here to help.

Views sought on quake-prone buildings

The Kaikoura District Council is seeking

feedbackasitcontinues to review its

earthquake­prone buildingspolicy.

The development of the new policy

follows the 2016earthquakeand has

identified routes whichhave high vehicle

or pedestrian traffic,orhave the risk of

unreinforced masonry falling in aquake.

Council staff have already identified

‘‘priority buildings’’and are now looking

to identify ‘‘priority routes’’.

Once priority routes have been

identified, staff will assess whether

buildings along this route need to be

added to the priority building list,which

means the council will issue an

‘‘earthquake­prone building notice’’ to

owners requiringthem to take action.

Consultationcloses on June23, with the

document on the council’s website.

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This

Week

Sun

Fishing

Guide

Moon

Wind

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16

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Best 12:06pm

Fair

Times

Rise 7:29am

Set 4:39pm

Moderate SW easing

to gentle SE

Good

Rise 7:57am

Set 4:59pm

Best 12:31am

Times 12:56pm

Rise 8:29am

Set 5:20pm

Gentle Sturning

SE

Good

Rise 7:57am

Set 4:59pm

Best

Times

1:21am

1:47pm

Rise 9:25am

Set 6:08pm

Gentle Sturning

E

Good

Rise 7:58am

Set 4:59pm

Best

Times

2:13am

2:39pm

Rise 10:16am

Set 7:04pm

Gentle Sturning

SE

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Rise 7:58am

Set 4:59pm

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Times

3:05am

3:31pm

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Gentle Wturning

S

Good

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Best

Times

3:56am

4:21pm

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Gentle Sturning

SE

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Rise 7:59am

Set 4:59pm

Best

Times

4:46am

5:10pm

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SE

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Pegasus Bay

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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

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

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Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows

Waimakariri 4:32am 2.1 10:43am 0.7 5:14am 2.1 11:26am 0.7 5:58am 2.0

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

Mouth

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

Amberley 4:32am 2.1 10:43am 0.7 5:14am 2.1 11:26am 0.7 5:58am 2.0

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

Beach

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

4:41am 2.1 10:52am 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

Motunau 5:06pm 2.2 11:24pm 0.7 5:47pm 2.2

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

4:43am 2.1 10:54am 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

Gore Bay 5:08pm 2.2 11:26pm 0.7 5:49pm 2.2

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

4:42am 1.6 10:47am 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

Kaikoura 5:05pm 1.7 11:22pm 0.6 5:46pm 1.7

6:28pm 1.7 12:12pm 0.6 7:10pm 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 3:10pm 0.5

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

Enoka to coach farmers

By ROBYN BRISTOW

FillyourBootsatthe Omihi Hall on

Tuesday, June 22,relaxand be

inspired.

Gilbert Enoka,the All Blacks

mental skillscoach formorethan 20

years,willbespeaking, and there

willbeplentyoftimetosocialise.

Gilbert is asought­after speaker,

and is invitedaround theworld to

speak about performingunder

pressure,mental management,

strategic planning, andbuilding

thriving cultures.

Initially, theeveningwas aimedat

drought­affectedfarmers, wives and

partners,but is now aimed at

strategies for how to negotiatethe

lingeringeffects of the droughtover

the nextfew months,after thedeluge

at the end of Maysnuffedout thelack

of water.

The event, called Fill yourBoots,

is beingbrought to OmihibyRefill

yourCup,asuccessful annual event

for women arisingout of previous

droughtyearsinthe Hurunui

district.

It has now become an important

dateonthe calendar,where

participants can enjoy acuppa

while listeningtoinspirational

speakers.

HurunuiMayor MarieBlack who

has beeninvolvedwithRefill you

Cup from theoutset, says a

successful gathering was held

earlier in the year.

‘‘Wethenhad abrainwave to try to

do something more to involve the

restofthe community.’’

Meanwhile,adrought shouton

May 28, in the Omihi Hall, wasahuge

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abar, and raffles. Expect

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The Rangiora Tennis

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The Addams family ... The cast of the musical has been busy preparing for opening

night on June 23.

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It’ssure to be ascream

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Addams Family willdrop in to

HurunuiCollegelater thismonth.

HurunuiCollegestudentsfrom Year

2to13will be stagingthe popular

musicalabout theAddamsfamily in the

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Helpfrom Bri McIntosh,the college’s

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He saysstudents are putting in abig

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Station to celebrate 10 years

By DAVID HILL

The communityisinvited to attend

Compass FM’s10th anniversary

celebrations this weekend.

It will host asocialfunctionfor local

dignitariesand past board members on

Friday evening, before apublic open day

on Saturday from 10am to 12pm.

The station first hit the airwaves a

decade ago, with the first live broadcast

during Queen’sBirthday Weekend 2011.

‘‘We are alocal radiostation and we are

proudofwhatwedo,’’ station manager

KerryTreymane says. ‘‘Wewant to

celebrate this milestone with our local

community, becausethat’s who we are

here for.’’

Compass FM broadcastsacross the

Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura

districts,and beyond, fromits Rangiora

base.

Mr Treymane joined the stationas

breakfast host in mid­2019,becoming

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‘‘Radioislike atime machine. It evokes

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‘‘It’s theirstation. We justhappen to be

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12 North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

Drop-in sessions organised

to discuss health plans

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The future of health care in theHurunuidistrict

willbeoutlined to the community at drop­in

sessions later thismonth.

The Hurunui Health Services Development

Group will explain planstoestablish two groups

—alocalcommunity group, andalocal health

and wellbeing provider group —tohelpdevelop

the region’s health careservices.

Healthserviceenhancements already achieved

throughthe Hurunui ModelofCareprocess will

alsobediscussed.

Development group chairwoman Marie Black

saysmembershave worked hard to progress

recommendations, developed withcommunity

input in 2017and 2018.

“This work has improved health care delivery

to the region’s peopleand whanau,” MrsBlack

says.

“Theplan is to now createalocal community

group in additiontoahealth and wellbeing

providergroup to provide leadershipfor ongoing

improvementsand monitoringthe region’s access

to health services.”

Detailsfor volunteerswantingtojoinone of the

groups will be availableatthe sessions.Diversity

of age,ethnicity,areaofresidence and

experience within the community will all be

considered during the selectionprocess.

WaitahaPrimary Health chief executiveBill

Eschenbachsays his organisation hasapart to

play supporting general practice in theHurunui

and ensuringthe communitycan have itssay in

shapingfuture delivery of health services.

Oncethe two local groups areestablished,the

development group willhand overthe baton,

having completed its work.

The group, through the model of care, has

achieved:

Localgeneralpractices extending after­hours

servicesbyworking with their practice team

members,emergencytrained primary carestaff,

St John andFire&EmergencyNew Zealand.

Away of providingruralrestorativecare,so

people needing moreintensivesupport after

illness or aperiod in hospitalcan get assistance

in theirown home, whichmay be fromdistrict

nurses,generalpracticestaff, home caresupport

workers andallied healthworkers.

Outpatient appointment times arenow booked

withconsideration to people travelling fromout

of Christchurch,such as scheduling appointment

times between10am and2pm to allowtravel time,

bookingmultiple appointments on thesame day,

and using telephoneand telehealth (online)

appointments where clinicallyappropriate.

Atransfer of careproject hasbeen completed

to guide hospital staffsupporting patients

transferringfrom Christchurch or Burwood

Hospitalstotheirhome.Itidentifies whathealth

services are available in aperson’s local rural

community.

The group has also worked with local maternity

healthproviderstoensure pregnantwomen are

cared for as close to homeaspossible.

Seventeenlead maternitycarers work in the

Hurunui, withmost holdingantenatal clinics at

the RangioraHealth Hub, where thereisa

maternityunit.

The Mother­4­Mother programmeruns in the

district,and there are discussionsabout

supporting anew group to be trainedfor the

Cheviot andRotherham areas.

“Thesemilestones demonstrate the value of the

community voice.Bringing people together to

workcollectively can achievepositivechange,”

Mrs Black says.

Sessions are: Friday, June 18, 2pmto3pm at the

KnoxHall,Cheviot;Friday, June 18, 4pmto5pm

at the HurunuiDistrict Councilchambers,

Amberley; Monday, June21, 10am to 11am at the

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Stokes scores rally win

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Waikuku’s Robbie Stokesand

co­driverAmy Stokes

convincingly won the 2021

Canterbury Rally.

This was despite afailing

alternatoratthe end of the final

stage.

The familypairing won all the

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Forest, with concerns that they

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finish in Christchurch.

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Canterbury rival team,Matt

Summerfield/Nicole

Summerfield, in aSubaru WRX.

Back competingintheirolder

Subaru, the Summerfields had

to battle agearbox issue then a

brokengear shift lever,and lost

time against the top contenders,

eventually finishing16th.

While admitting that the day

had been character­building, the

Summerfields did win thefinal

run through theAshley Forest—

special stage 7.

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16 North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

Business buoyant in wake of lockdown

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi’s main street retailers

continuetobebusy, one year

afterthe Covid­19 lockdown.

Blackwell’s Department Store

ownerAndrewBlackwell says

business is ‘‘ticking along’’, with

weekendsparticularlybusy on

Williams Street.

‘‘Weekendsare very busywith

alot of new faces in town, with

the motorwayand cycleway

bringing alot of people into town

to have alook and support local

shops.

‘‘We’ve had good support from

the community and we’ve had a

lot more support right through

the district, with peoplewanting

to support local shops.

‘‘TheCovid­19environment

seemstohave been adriving

forcebehind that.With people

unable to go overseas, there

seemstohave been alot more

spending on clothing and

refurbishing their homes.’’

Mr Blackwellsays while sales

were lost during thelockdown,

the strong support meant the

storefinished lastyear in a

strong position.

Waimakariri Deputy Mayor

Neville Atkinson, who also

manages AroundTuit Handyman

Services in Kaiapoi, says support

for thetown’sbusinesses

continues to be strong.

‘‘I think Kaiapoi is heading in

Business support ... Andrew Blackwell says community supportisstrong.

the right direction, and lots of

boutique shops are appearing.

‘‘There are some emptyshops,

but therealways have been full

shopsand empty shops,and

there’s turnover as supply and

demand changes.’’

Cr Atkinsonsays he is excited

at the prospectofthe Kaiapoi

Community Hub going to the

resourceconsent stage, once the

final2021/31 Long Term Plan is

approved by the councillater this

month. He encourages people to

submit when the time comes.

‘‘TheLong TermPlanwas a

good process. It’salwaysgood to

hear from the community. We as

acouncilhave had to show

constraint,but the submissions

process gives us an ideaofwhat

is really important to people.’’

Kaiapoi’s stormwatersystem

stoodupwell to the recent

rainstorm, showing that the

council’s investmentsince2014

had been prudent, he says.

The town’sshovel­ready

project is scheduled to begin

soon,which will further protect

Kaiapoifrom storms.

It also showed the dangersof

the KaiapoiRiver beingatthe

end of the catchment. While the

stop banks, marinaand pontoon

in Kaiapoi stood up to the

flooding, the water did present

some challenges downstreamat

The Pines and Kairaki.

‘‘Themarina stood up well,

whichisacredit to our

engineers.They certainlygot it

right. There was no danger of the

pontoon breaking away.’’

Messaging on social mediaalso

presentedaproblem, especially

Deputy Mayor ... Neville Atkinson says Kaiapoi is rising above its

challenges.

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suggestions the Waimakariri

River StateHighway 1bridge was

closing.

‘‘Where is this fear that the

bridges are closing coming from?

The Waimakariri River bridge

has never needed to close.

‘‘Weneed to takeacautionary

approach around ourmessaging,

but ultimately the buck stops

withthe personal responsibility

of peopletocheckthey are

getting reliable information and,

as the local authority,weneed to

makesure people are getting the

right information.’’


Councillor motivated to help

By DAVID HILL

The prospect of helping to get

Kaiapoi back on its feet after

the earthquakes motivated Al

Blackietoget back into local

politics.

The Waimakariri district

councillorand formerKaiapoi

dentist and borough councillor

has received aQueen’sService

Medalinrecognition of his

services to dentistryand local

government.

‘‘It came as abit of surprise.

Ieven received aletterfrom

(Prime Minister)Jacinda

(Ardern)onmybirthday.I

jokedtomywife that I’m too

youngtoget one from the

Queen, but Igot one from

Jacinda.

‘‘Life is just one thing after

another.I’m mostproud of

helping withthe regeneration

and getting Kaiapoi back

together. I’m more interested

in bootsonthe ground,rather

than getting into the paperwork

side of things.’’

Cr Blackie previously served

on the Kaiapoi Borough

Council from 1980 to 1989,

including two terms as deputy

mayor.

Following the 2010 and 2011

earthquakes, he was elected in

2014 to the Kaiapoi Community

Boardand to the council three

yearslater, holding the regeneration

portfolio since then.

Regeneration success stories

include the KaiapoiFood

Forest, Norman Kirk Park, the

HondaForest, harbour

developments, the BMX track

Art and festival to light up July

Abusy few months lie ahead for Kaiapoi.

The Corcoran French Kaiapoi Art

Expo is backatthe Kaiapoi Clubfor its

15th exhibition on theweekend of July 24

and 25, after an absence lastyear because

of Covid­19. This year’s guestartistisKim

Henderson.

Once again, the expo is being

supported by the Fire and Ice Festival on

July 24, sponsored by Blackwell’s

Department Store.

and dog parks, while the

proposed WHoW aqua sports

parkand motorhome

association park are among

several ‘‘exciting things in the

pipeline’’.

Cr Blackie was adentistfor

44 years and during that time

served as the New Zealand

Dental Association’s

Canterbury branch president

and on the national executive.

Overthe years he held

leadership and support roles,

mentoring young dental

professionals, serving as a

member welfare officer,and as

aconsumer liaison officer for

14 years.

After the earthquakeshe

supported patients andlocal

doctors, including offering free

dentaltreatment to those in

need.

He hasvolunteeredwith the

Charity Hospital in

Christchurch, is adental

association Canterbury branch

life member,and was the 2015

winnerofthe association’s

outstanding Colleague of the

Year Award.

With regeneration work

winding down, Cr Blackie is

about to stepinto new council

portfolios aroundindigenous

plantings and supporting the

arts community.

‘‘The regeneration work is

still there andthe River

Precinct Committeeoversees

the harbour and the boats on

the pontoon. (Deputy Mayor)

Neville [Atkinson] and Irun

Thefestival will be held in Blackwell’s

carpark on Raven Quay, with Auckland

iceartist VictorCagayat sculpting some

icesurprises from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

From5pm there willbefire poi

performers, Latin guitar music, anight

market,crafts, hot foodand mulled wine

to enjoy.

The following month, Blackwell’s will

celebrate 150 yearsinbusiness in

Kaiapoi.

OUR TOWN KAIAPOI

North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

Cr Al Blackie

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thatcommittee as old boaties.’’

The new indigenous

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mahinga kai projects with Ngai

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the proposed Kaiapoi

Community Hub.

Cr Blackie also chairs the

SilverstreamAdvisory

Committee and is amemberof

Te Kohaka oTuhaitara Trust.

He says Kaiapoihas stoodup

welltothe recent rain event,

though he admits there were a

few nervous momentsinthe

harbour precinct.

‘‘Weagonisedover how high

to put the pilesand the height

of the pontoon, but it held up

well. It wouldhave been

embarrassing for the pontoon

to float down the river.’’

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Gary’slifetime of volunteering

By DAVID HILL

Volunteering in acommunity such as

Kaiapoi allows people to see the

difference they make.

Kaiapoi resident Gary Lang has

received aQueen’s Service Medal for a

lifetime of service to the community in

Southland and, more recently, in North

Canterbury.

Mr Lang and his wife, Denise, retired

to Kaiapoi 21 years ago and, since then,

has been active in various organisations,

including the Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire

Brigade, the North Canterbury Radio

Trust, Rangiora Rotary, and the Kaiapoi

RSA.

‘‘I enjoy Kaiapoi. Ithink it’s a

supportive community and those that

are involved in the community get a

reward from being involved.

‘‘The fire brigade and RSA folk are all

willing and giving, and their reward is

what they contribute.’’

Originally from Christchurch, the

Langs transferred to Invercargill in 1968

where Mr Lang worked for NZI

Insurance, later serving as manager of

the Gore branch from 1990.

When he retired 10 years later, the

couple decided to return to Canterbury,

and settled in Kaiapoi.

While in Southland, the Langs were

active in the Special Olympics

movement for more than 20 years, and

had abrief stint with the North

Canterbury Special Olympics

Committee.

Mrs Lang attended the 1995 World

Summer Games as New Zealand swim

coach, while Mr Lang was the New

Zealand team manager at the 1999 World

Summer Games.

‘‘We very much enjoyed being

involved in Special Olympics and we

still get the odd phone call from the

athletes we supported.

‘‘When you get to know them you

realise they are no different from the

rest of us and they need to be admired

for their ability to keep going with life so

cheerfully.’’

Mr Lang has completed nearly 37

years as afire service volunteer in

Invercargill, Gore and Kaiapoi,

including 12 years as the Kaiapoi

brigade secretary. He continues to

volunteer as asenior firefighter in

operational support.

‘‘I never thought Iwould make 25

years. You don’t have many 70 or

80­year­olds still involved, so I’m

privileged to still be in there.’’

He plans to stick around until the new

Kaiapoi fire station opens next year,

before retiring.

He recalls giving atalk on ‘‘do you

sleep through the siren?’’, in response to

community concerns about being woken

Happyhome ... GaryLang says Kaiapoi is agreat community in which to live.

by the fire siren.

Nowadays, firefighters can be alerted

via their cell phones and pagers, so the

Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire Brigade’s siren

is no longer used at night.

In 2008, Mr Lang was approached by

Owen Paterson to be one of the founding

trustees of the North Canterbury Radio

Trust, helping to establish Compass FM.

It first went to air during Queen’s

Birthday Weekend in 2011.

Mr Lang served five years as Kaiapoi

RSA secretary after having his arm

twisted by president Neill Price.

‘‘They were short of asecretary, so

Neill decided if Icould be fire secretary,

Icould be RSA secretary, and I’ve

PHOTO: DAVIDHILL

enjoyed being involved in that. Ionly

wish Ihad joined sooner.’’

He first joined the Gore Rotary Club in

1990, transferring to the Rangiora

Rotary Club 21 years ago.

These days Mr Lang is active in

distributing the Rotary booklet, Are

Your Affairs In Order?,which helps

people to ensure they have their wills

and affairs sorted out before they die. It

sells for $15, with the proceeds going

back to the community.

Other interests include involvement

in the Waimakariri branch of the New

Zealand Society of Genealogists, the

Waimakariri Combined Probus Club

and Kaiapoi Meals On Wheels.

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you tosucceed and they encourage

you to push your boundaries without

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Discovering something new and

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Thomasenjoyed most about his time

at Ara. “There are some amazing

apps and software out there.

I’ve especially fallen in love with

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y

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tasks.”

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20 North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

Alexandra’smusical

talents to the fore

By SHELLEY TOPP

Alexandra Watson, the North

Canterbury Academy of Music’s new

musical director,looks forward to

inspiring youngmusicians in her new

role.

The high­achieving young musician,

who was born in England but now lives

in Ohokawith her parents,was

delightedtoaccept her new role and is

uniquelyqualified to excel in it.

Alexandra,aged 20, has played six

instruments —piano, voice,violin, cello,

flute and harp —from ayoung age.

‘‘While in the United Kingdom Isang

withthe National Youth Choir of Great

BritainGirls’ Choir, recording Benjamin

Britten’s ACeremonyofCarols as part of

aCD, AFestival of Britten,’’ Alexandra

said.

‘‘Following our move to New Zealand

in 2013 Ijoinedthe University of

Canterbury Chamber Choir Consortia

and played violin withthe Christchurch

Youth Orchestra.’’

She graduatedwith aBachelor of

Science (mathematics) in 2020 and is

completingaBachelorofMusic

(classical voice) thisyear.

‘‘I then plan to complete my Honours

followed by my Masters at theUniversity

of Canterbury,studying performance in

composition.’’

Alexandra has also been composing

music for severalyearsand has released

recordings of bothclassical and

contemporaryoriginal songs. She plays

cellowith Secret Sinfonia,aUniversity

of Canterbury student­ledorchestra

bridging the gap between youth

orchestrasand professional musicians,

andhas sung with the Seasoning

Ensemble,aNew Zealand baroque

musicchamberensemble.

She enjoys different music genres,

from classical to contemporary, and

musical theatre.

She recently performed with the

University of Canterbury Voices singing

groupduring its second concert in the

Chamber Galleryinthe Rangiora

Library. Alexandraalso has alove of

flying and gained her privatepilot’s

licence in 2019, at 17.

She aimstocomplete her commercial

pilot’s licencethis year.

She alsoenjoysaerobatics, whichis

supported by her enjoyment of

Musical director ... Alexandra Watson,

aged 20, of Ohoka, was appointed musical

director of the North Canterbury Academy

of Music earlierthis year. PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

trampolining, as bothrequire spacial

awareness.

Alexandracoaches at ICE Trampoline

in Rangiora on Saturday mornings and

competes in the sport at junior

international level.

Sheisthe youngestpersontobe

appointed musical director at the North

Canterbury Academy of Music.

Alexandra hopes to encourage

studentsatthe academy to gain

confidencetoperform individuallyand

in smallensembles.

She looks forward to the academy’s

Orchestral Weekend(on June 18 and

June19). ‘‘I am encouragingall students

frombeginners to students to join us.’’

Trust funds two Outward Bound courses

Explorethisoption

todayatara.ac.nz

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Funds from Transwaste, the owner of

the Kate Valley Landfill, will help two

young Waipara community members

attend an Outward Bound course at

Anakiwa.

Kate Valley Landfill Community

Trust chairman Julian Ball says

sponsoring Ethan Trethowen and

Danielle Love to do the 21­day course

was anew approach for the trust.

In the past, funds granted by

Transwaste to the trust, which total

about $80,000, had gone toward capital

Dates for Matariki night walks in park

The dates published in the May 27 edition

of the NorthCanterbury News for the

Matariki guided night walksatTuhaitara

Coastal park wereincorrect.

The night walks willbeheld on Wednesday,

June30, and Wednesday,July 7.

‘‘We are timing the launching of anew

cluster of nine biotanode ponds at the

park during Matariki,’’ park ranger Adele

Jackson said.

‘‘Thelayoutofthe new pond cluster will

projects within the community, and

sports uniforms.

‘‘For the first time this year we

decided to start and invest in people.’’

It called for expressions of interest

from young people aged 16 to 26 to

attend the course fully funded.

Two nominations were received, and

both were interviewed.

Believing the course would benefit

both candidates, the trust opted to fund

both of them.

The remaining funds will be

distributed to community projects, and

worthwhile causes.

mirror the arrangement of starsinthe

Matariki cluster, with each individual

biotanode named after the star it

represents.

‘‘Theplanting choices at each node will

take inspiration from the story and

meanings associatedwitheach of the

individualstars.’’

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North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

23

Wanted: Nice family for afriendly town

By ROBYN BRISTOW

AWaiau­based trusthas beguna

journey to bring people backto

the town, in an initiative that

aims to boost theschoolroll,

provide jobs, and benefit local

organisationsand infrastructure.

The Hurunui Development

Trustisproviding aleg­up on to

the property ladder for afamily

keen to settleinthe town.

Waiau, 30 kilometres east of

Hanmer Springs,lost one thirdof

its housingafter the 2016 Kaikouraearthquake.Sincethen,

the population has dwindled, and

the school rollhas fallen to 32.

It is offering shared­equity in a

$350,000home. Applicants must

be abletoafford amortgage of 60

percent of the purchase price.

The offer is open to families

readytolive in the smallrural

townshipand enjoywhat it has to

offer, from employment in the

surrounding area to anew

swimming pool and playcentre.

Thereare many other groups and

organisationsinwhichthey can

become involved.

The first four­bedroom home,

on a988 square metre section,is

expectedtobefinished this

spring. It is potentially one of 10

the trust plans to build.

The home is in the heart of the

town,closetothe playcentre and

community pool.Itisacross the

road fromthe school.

Leader of the Community

Response Committee, trust

adviser and projectmanager

Emma Duncan saysthe town has

much to offer, and thereare

several job offersalreadyonthe

table. PMorgan Fencingis

looking for ateam player to join

its staff in the Amuri Basin,and

WaiauGround Spreadingis

looking for afertiliser­spreading

truckdriver with aclass5

licence.

Emma says the schoolhas

experienced staff, and is well

resourced, with small classes.

‘‘It has ascooter park, bike

track, school garden, the

community pool on site, aschool

hall,and awell­stocked library.’’

The MainPower pool opened

in 2019 after anationwide

campaign helpedgarnerhuge

financial support to replace the

old one destroyed in the quake.

‘‘This fabulousfacility is

community managed, and is open

throughoutthe summerseason

for the school, local community

and visitors to enjoy.’’

Thereisarange of community

activitiessuch as swimming

lessons, fitness classes,

competitions and events.

The quake has brought many

changes and enhancements to

the town’s facilities, including

the VillageGreen, and the Waiau

Hall,which has been upgraded

and renovated.

‘‘It’s an exceptional community

assetand hub,’’Emma says.

TrustmemberRebekah Kelly

says anyone interested is

welcome to get atour of Waiau.

‘It’sagreatplace and we are

Under construction ... The first of 10 houses the Hurunui Development Trust hopes to build.

happy to show it off to anyone

interestedinthe scheme.

‘‘You will be able to view the

build, see the schooland meet

the locals. The rightpersonwill

fallinlove withthis little patch of

paradise.’’

Applicants musthave New

Zealand citizenship or

permanent residency, be in fulltimepaidemployment

and have

total householdearnings of more

than$55,000ayear before tax.

Theymust alsohave a$10,000

deposit(including KiwiSaver).

Applications can be downloaded

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24 North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

Four contest vacant council seat

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Four candidates are

contesting the Hurunui

District Council’s west ward

by­election.

Ross Carter, aHanmer

Springs resident, Karen

Armstrong, from Waikari, Jeff

Walker, from Hawarden and

Richard Roe, from

Rotherham, are vying for the

vacant seat.

The by­election follows the

resignation of Lynda

Murchison at the end of April.

She was elected to the west

ward in October, 2019.

Ross Carter has owned

Hanmer Adventure in the

village for the past 22 years.

He is along­term resident of

the town, and says if elected

he wants to become involved

and see more communication,

transparency, accountability,

and more information about

how decisions are made.

‘‘I have seen many changes

in the Hurunui District,

particularly in our small

towns, as the district

continually gets recognised as

athriving area to live and

work. There are many great

things going on here.’’

Karen Armstrong has lived

in Waikari for 17 years, where

she is involved in many

community groups, including

the Hurunui Community

Committee which she has

chaired since 2017.

She has worked as a

primary school teacher, social

worker, mental health

promoter, and in recent years

has been the manager and coowner

of abusiness in

Culverden.

Honesty, integrity, listening,

understanding and acting in

the best interests of the

community are values she

would bring to the council

table, she says.

Jeff Walker, who is retired,

has lived in Hawarden since

1994. He has been involved in

manufacturing, real estate,

investment and property

development.

He is an Amuri St John

Ambulance volunteer, a

member of Lions, and is

passionate about being

involved in and supporting

Hurunui communities.

He says his practical

management experience and

knowledge, will help him

contribute as acouncillor.

The impact of Covid­19 had

to be carefully considered by

council and help people,

businesses and farmers

through to abright future.

Richard Roe says if elected

he will focus on sustainable

development, water

management, cost­effective

infrastructure and economic

diversity.

He also thinks it is

important to support the

creation of employment

opportunities, particularly for

young people, and avoid

Four chase seat ... The Hurunui District Council’s west ward covers

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Springs.

IMAGE: SUPPLIED

unnecessary administration

and compliance.

Richard runs achiropractic

business in Hanmer Springs.

He says he has witnessed alot

of development over the past

20 years, and he is motivated

to ensure the district

continues to grow sustainably

while remaining agreat place

to raise afamily.

Voting papers for the postal

election will be delivered

from Thursday, June 24, with

voting closing at noon, Friday,

July 16.

Changes at

Leo Dunne

Changes are afoot at farm

servicing company Leo Dunne

Ltd in Culverden.

Karen Armstrong is retiring

to pursue other ventures, and

Josh Pitt has bought alarger

share in the firm to become a

joint owner with Wendy Croft.

The change takes effect

from July 1.

Leo Dunne has operated in

the Amuri Basin for 39 years,

servicing the agricultural

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and system upgrades,

providing workshop and

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irrigators and platforms, and

doing dairy shed and yard

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It also stocks alarge range of

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Wendy, who brings her

extensive farming experience

and business skills to the

company, will be manager,

working alongside the existing

team.

It will be business as usual,

with Leo Dunne continuing to

service its clients in the Amuri

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Karen, Josh and Wendy say

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North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

25

Winter to come alive in Hanmer Springs

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Hanmer Springs is about to become

even more picturesque, with its first

Winter Festival to be held in July.

The alpine village will be ahive of

wintry activities throughout July, with

events including drive­in movies, a

masquerade ball, ayoga retreat, and

much more.

Visit Hurunui marketing manager

Shane Adcock says other highlights

include awinter Christmas lights

competition, aCanterbury v. Tasman

rugby match, amid­winter fete, and a

10km night run for kids.

The ice rink will be set up under cover

in the grounds of the historic Queen

Mary Hospital, with skaters being able

to show their skills to music under disco

lights.

‘‘We expect dozens of properties to

take part in the lights competition,

which will transform the village to a

winter wonderland,’’ Shane says.

Catherine Batterson and Abby

France, who created the Hanmer

Springs Fete in 2019, will be creating a

mid­winter version this year.

‘‘We attracted 3000 people to the last

Hanmer Springs Fete and expect this

mid­winter version to be just as

popular,’’ Catherine says.

‘‘It’s going to be agreat excuse to hit

the Hurunui which will be bustling over

the month of July. We can’t wait.’’

Shane says he cannot guarantee there

will be snow come July, but he does

promise fresh alpine air.

‘‘Our village is coming together for an

event like never before. We’re all

excited and dusting off our Christmas

lights and jerseys. We would love to see

Kiwis from all over join us for the fun,’’

Shane says.

For more details, go online to

visithurunui.co.nz/events/.

Low-waste cooking programme ahit

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Waiau School students will

have all things waste down

pat by the end of the term,

thanks to their weekly lowwaste

cooking programme

run by the Hurunui District

Council’s waste educator,

Serina Linton.

Serina has been running

informative and engaging

programmes in schools

throughout the district,

educating pupils on food

waste and the environment.

‘‘Each term Iapproach a

school and ask the teachers

what their learning

outcomes are for their

students, and Ialways try to

integrate these into my

lesson plan,’’ Serina says.

Waiau School’s focus for

the term is waste reduction

and healthy eating, which

inspired Serina’s idea to

implement aweekly lowwaste

cooking programme.

‘‘The kids call it fun day

Friday. They love it. It’s

awesome seeing them so

engaged. Iask them lots of

questions while we are

cooking to really get them

thinking about the foods

they are using and how to

reduce waste while

cooking.’’

Principal Craig Sedgwick

raves about Serina’s impact

on the children.

‘‘The kids have alot of fun.

They are having some great

learning experiences with

healthy meals and reducing

waste.

‘‘The programme is very

engaging and contains really

positive messages about

health and the environment.

Serina does afantastic job.’’

The food is supplied

through Satisfy Food

Rescue, and Serina is

grateful for its support.

‘‘Satisfy Food Rescue

gives me all of the food that

What’s cooking? ... Students at Waiau School get hands on

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them.’’

The cooking class is

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children can enjoy the food

they prepared, and

showcase their knowledge

to their teachers and peers.

‘‘I love what Ido, and I

look forward to continuing

to be involved in waste

education with schools

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By DAVID HILL

Bank closuresare causing frustration for

ruralcommunities, the findings of a

Federated Farmers’ bankingsurvey show.

More than1100 farmers respondedto

the Maysurvey,with 71 percent sayingthey

were concerned about branch closures.

Of those who were concerned, 42% said

they neededbranches to carryout their

business and 56% were worried about the

impact of closures on their communities.

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it was morethan 80%.

Meat and wool and arable farmsare the

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they had been feeling under pressure from

theirbanks —down half apointonsix

months ago, so that’sstable. Arable

farmers are feeling the mostpressure,

when in earlier surveys of late it has been

dairyfarmers,’’MrHoggard said.

Some 58% of farmers say

communication with theirbank has been

good or very good, down4points on

November, but that sentimenthas also

been erodingsteadily over recent years.

The survey also asked about banks

phasingout cheques, with5%saying they

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alternatives.

The survey also found that 79% of

farmers have amortgage, with an average

valueof$4.3 million and medianvalue of

$2.2 million.

Afurther 78% of farmers have an

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and medianvalue of $100,000.

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Stream restoration ... Asection of remnant podocorp forest which will be restored during the project.

Backing to restore forest remnant

By GINA MCKENZIE

The Waimakariri Water Zone

Committeeissupporting

biodiversity fundingof$23,600

to restoreabout two hectares of

remnant podocarp forest,

wetland and astream near

Oxford.

EnvironmentCanterburyand

the QEII Trust are working with

the landowner to assist with

land retirement, fencing, weed

control and planting to enhance

the important ecological

habitat.

The landownerwill also

contribute to funding the

project, whichhas atotal cost of

$35,400.

The project aims to protect

several typesoffloraincluding

two species of pygmymistletoe,

Korthalsella clavata and

Native biodiversity ... Apygmy mistletoe (Korthalsella lindsayi)

growing on weeping matipo (Myrsine divaricate)inthe forest block.

Korthalsella lindsayi,along with

two critically endangered

species of evergreen myrtle/

rohutu, Lophomyrtusobcordate

and Neomyrtus pedunculata.

Myrtle/rohutu bark and

berries have anti­inflammatory

and antioxidant properties and

are used in traditionalMaori

medicines.

The bush alsocontains

manuka, which is classified as a

species in decline across New

Zealand.

The regeneratedforest block

will provide an ideal

environmentfor native birds,

whilefencing to removestock

access to thestreamwill provide

asuitablehabitatfor the

vulnerable Canterbury mudfish/

kowaro,which prefer swampy

lowlandhabitatssuchas

wetlands and swampforests.

Environment Canterbury

biodiversity officerZipporah

Ploegsaysthe project has ahigh

ecologicalscore and willallow

the landownerstocontinue

theirpositive work to improve

PHOTOS: GINA MCKENZIE

the environment and

waterways.

‘‘Oneofthe areas of bushland

was retiredfrom farmingand

turned into aQEIIcovenant

several decades ago, and the

funding will enablefurther

protection works to enhance

existing biodiversityvalues,’’

she says.

Waimakariri Zone Committee

chairman Michael Blackwell

says the restoration project ties

in well with the growing

understanding of the

importance of protecting

biodiversity in thelocal

community.

‘‘Wetlands and native forests

are the organs of our landand

deserve to be protected and

enhancedsothat we can

improve the overall health of

our waterways,’’ he says.

‘‘Being abletohelp

landowners to carry out further

environmental initiatives to

improve biodiversity is avital

part of the zonecommittee’s

work.’’

Farmers

urged to

take care

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Farmers are being urged to

look after themselves and

their families following last

week’s floods.

Environment Canterbury

says their safety is apriority,

followed by livestock.

‘‘Please take extra care

when on farm and inspecting

infrastructure. Be especially

careful around ponds, dams,

culverts and stopbanks and

around water and

infrastructure that may have

been compromised.’’

Maintaining contact with

staff and family on farms was

important, and farmers are

urged not to hesitate in

raising an alert if there are

any safety concerns.

Civil defence welfare teams

are continuing to check on

residents whose homes and

property were affected by last

week’s flooding.

Emergency Management

Canterbury group controller

Don Chittock says assistance

is available to those in need.

He encourages people to

reach out through their local

council’s Civil Defence teams

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but haven’t yet been in touch.

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tasks such as clearing debris

deposited by floodwaters, or

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North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

31

Ahigher power has yet to help Peter

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Peter Gill is not praying for a

miracle, but he would love to

be able to use the churchand

hall he boughtinWest Eyreton

as aresidence.

He has formed hisown

religion in the hope that might

help his cause, but to date,

even calling on agreaterpower

has failedhim.

By forming areligion, he

says he can avoid having to pay

rates, and he can do what he

likes on the property.

To date, this hasn’t helped

him to unravel the red tape

which binds the Waimakariri

District Council.

Peter has used Christchurch

street artiststospruce them

up. The artwork may bring a

smile to people’s faces when

they see the colourful 1950s

former Methodist Church and

heritage­listed hall,but they

remain achurch and ahall.

Peter boughtthe 3000 square

metre property on PoyntzRoad

for $185,000, believing it was

zoned residential.Hespent

about $100,000 renovating the

buildings so they couldbe

rented out, discovering too late

it was zonedrural.

He has screen shot records

of the Mike PeroReal Estate

advertisement for the

buildings withone bedroom

and one bathroom.

His battlewith the agent and

the company overwhathecalls

‘‘falseadvertising’’ has come to

nothing.

Peter freelyadmits to not

doing due diligence before

buying,but says he took the

advertisement showing

pictures of abed and a

bathroom at face value.

He has lodged acomplaint

with the New Zealand Real

Estate Institute, but has been

told it couldbesix to 12 months

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before it is looked at.

He is now considering legal

action against thereal estate

agent, aftersecuring abacker.

Peter’s questfor ‘‘justice’’

has earned him trespass

notices fromMike Pero Real

Estate premises and all agents’

properties.

He says if he makes a

mistake in his business,he

puts his ‘‘big boy pantson’’ and

makesitgood, even if it is not

his fault.

He believes the real estate

agentshoulddothe same.

‘‘If it is advertisedas

residential, it is not the

customers’job to makesure it

is residential. Iwouldnot have

bought them if they hadnot

been residential,’’ Peter says.

Meanwhile,his pocketsare

gettinglighter.

He has visited Mayor Dan

Gordon and Waimakariri MP

MattDoocey. ‘‘Thereisnothing

theycan do.’’

He has someone living in a

tentbehind one of the

buildings. But they are not

allowedtolive permanently in

the churchorhall.

Waimakariri planning

manager Matthew Bacon says

the easiest way forward for

Peter is to applyfor aresource

consent to use the church as a

dwelling because the land size

is under the four­hectare rural

zonesize, which wouldhave

entitled him to livethere.

He can use thesite for

churchservicesand associated

activities, such as Sunday

school activities, because of

existingrights.

‘‘Council’s opinion is that the

churchuse and any potential

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activities in terms of how they

are treatedbythe District

Plan.’’

Arezoning could happen

through aprivate plan change

application to the existing

district plan,orbymakinga

submission to the district plan

review, once notified.

But Mr Bacon saysthis was

unlikely to be cost­effective.

‘‘The moreeffective spend

would be aresource content

application.’’

Mr Baconsays he is in contact

with Peter on his options,

and is looking to get acomplete

picture of his intentionsfor the

site.

Peter says he willneed the

neighbour’s consent if he

applies for aresource consent,

and he does not expect to get it.

And the cost was likely out of

his reach.

Waimakariri events to mark Volunteer Week

Three community events will be held in

Waimakariri this month to promote

National Volunteer week, from June 20

to 26.

National Volunteer Week celebrates

the collective contribution of more than

one million people in New Zealand who

volunteer for an organisation,

contributing an estimated $4 billion to

the economy.

The Waimakariri events are being

organised by the Waimakariri District

Council’s community development

facilitator, Wendy Howe, to showcase

Cancer Society North Canterbury and

many other organisations which rely

on the help of volunteers.

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June 19; at the Kaiapoi Library from

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Luisetti Seeds CombinedDiv 1-Luisetti SeedsCup

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Kaiapoi VPrebbleton,02:45 PM,KaiOv. 3rd&4th Playoff

Canterbury Rugby Supporter ClubTrophy 9th-12th

Glenmark Cheviot VWaihora,02:45 PM,Omi 1.

OxfordVWestMelton, 02:45PM, OxOval.

NCRSU Plate 13th-16th

AshleyVHampstead Senior, 02:45PM, LobLr1.

Ohoka VLincoln, 02:45 PM, Mand 1.

PlaqueSection 17th -22nd

Woodend VCeltic, 02:45 PM,Wood1.

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Ellesmere &North Canterbury Div2(Section A)

Glenmark Cheviot V Hurunui, 01:00 PM, Omi 1. Kaikoura V

Saracens,02:45 PM, Kaik1. Kaiapoi GOLDBYE.

Ellesmere &North CanterburyDiv 2(Section B)

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CombinedColts (Section A)

Springston VGlenmark Cheviot, 01:00 PM,Spring 1.

Ashley VCeltic, 01:00 PM, LobLr1.

CanstaffWomens Round Robin

Kaiapoi Women’sVCeltic, 02:45PM, KaiOv

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Under 18

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Under 15

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U12 -U13 -North Canterbury Only

Section A

Kaikoura Blue VWoodend, 11:35 AM, Kaik1. Ashley VGlenmark

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

2. Amberley Black VKaiapoi Gold, 11:30 AM, Amb 1.Hurunui Blue

BYE.

SectionB

Hurunui Black V Saracens, 12:00 PM, Cul 2. Kaiapoi Blue V

Woodend, 12:00 PM, KaiOv. Ashley VOhokaBlack, 12:00 PM, Lob

5. Oxford BYE.

Under 11

OhokaRed VAshley Green, 10:55 AM,Mandj5b. Kaiapoi VWoodend

Under 11, 11:00 AM, Kai 1a, Hurunui Black VOhoka Black, 11:00

AM, Cul 2a. Ashley Blue VSaracens Red, 11:00 AM, Lob 4a.

Amberley Black VGlenmark Cheviot, 11:05AM, Amb 1a.KaikouraA

VSaracens Blue, 12:40 PM,Kaik1a.OxfordBYE.

Under 10

Amberley Black VAshley, 12:00 PM, Amb 2a. Oxford VOhoka

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Under8

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Rangiora Hockey Club’ssenior

teams have had acouple of weeks

to reflect on their seasons so far,

with arained­outweekend

followed by the Queen’s Birthday

break comingjust at the end of

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as hoped for acoupleofteams,

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strong position to push on for the

rest of the season, hopefully

securing afinals spot in August.

The Rangiora CBK Division 1

Men’s teamstarted its season

strongly afterapositive end to

the 2020 competition,but hit a

mid­round slumpinwhat is a

strong 10­team field.

The sidehas some work to do

to climb the ladder through the

second roundifitwants to reach

the playoffs.

The Rangiora CBK women are

in arebuilding phasethis year,

with many in the team playing

their firstseasoninDivision 1.

But agood win against fourthplaced

Marist recentlyis

encouraging, and if the side can

just start scoring afew more

goals, it could well move up the

ladder during round2.

Rangiora Korimako started the

season promisinglyinthe Sunday

Super League Premiership,and

while the young team hasn’t

played that badly,ithas been

relegated to the Championship

grade after astring of losses.

This will pit the side against

Rangiora Piwakawaka, with both

teams needing to findmore goals

to improve their standings.

On the men’s side of the

competition, Rangiora’s two

teams in the Sunday Super

League Championship now head

HOCKEY

into amid­season Knock Out Cup

competition before Round2

begins.

The young Coltsteam started

the season as the stronger of the

two, which included awin in the

cross­over gamewith aSSL

Premier team, but since losing

several players to Division 1it

has struggled to maintain that

winning form.

Meanwhile, the more

experiencedOddfellows have

battled hard without much

reward—the side’s onlyvictory

comingagainst the Colts —but if

it can manufacture justafew

more goals, those narrowlosses

could easily turn to victory and

get them offthe bottomofthe

ladder.

The Mid Week OpenMen’s A

team is dominating Division 2,

sitting unbeaten and withonly

three goals scored against them

in seven games (two of those

goals came in its gameagainst

the Rangiora Allsorts).Withits

top­of­the­table clashwith Marist

rainedoff,the sidewill haveto

wait until the end of round 2and

the finals to really be tested in

this grade.

The RangioraAllsorts are

tracking alongbetter than

expected in Division 2and will

be in atight race with several

teams for afourth place finish in

the grade. The Allsortsalso

missedout on taking on oneofits

closest rivalsbecause of the rain,

but with striker Jon Green in

strongscoring form and

goalkeeper Daryl Ball improving

with everygame, the side has

Upskilling ... Leapcoach Steffan Fastierworks withjunior goal­keepers JonathanMyall, left, andCameronKuch.

everychancetoclaim more wins

in round2.

Coming off its Knock Out Cup

victory at the start of the season,

the Rangiora Hurunui Hares

came back down to earth with a

loss and adraw to start the main

Mid WeekOpen Division 1

Women’scompetition. But the

team has bounced back strongly

and will be wary of complacency

through the rest of the season.

In Division3,the Rangiora

Hurunui Hawkshave struggled

to find the net, but with afairly

soliddefensive unit. If the Hawks

can turnaroundits goal­scoring

woes,itwill get afew wins by

season’send.

Platinum and Junior grades

havejust got into their seasons,

having played onlyacoupleof

rounds so far.

Mid­seasonstatistics

(P: gamesplayed; W: won;

D: draw; L: loss;GF: goalsfor;

GA: goalsagainst.)

Division 1: Men ­Rangiora CBK

P8, W3, D2, L3. GF22, GA22.7th

out of 10 teams.Women ­

Rangiora CBK P7, W1,D0, L6.

GF6,GA27.8th out of 9teams.

SundaySuper League

Premiership: Women ­Rangiora

Korimako P7, W0,D1, L6. GF9,

GA35. 8th out of 8teams.

Relegated to Championship for

round 2.

SundaySuper League

Championship: Men ­Rangiora

Colts P6, W2, D0, L4. GF14, GA16.

4th out of 7teams. Rangiora

Oddfellows P6, W1, D0, L5. GF8,

GA187th out of 7teams. Women:

RangioraPiwakawaka P5, W1,

D0, L4. GF3, GA19. 5th out of 6

teams.

Mid Week Open: Men ­Rangiora

AP7, W7, D0, L0. GF39, GA3. 1st

out of 10 teams in MWO Division

2. Rangiora AllsortsP7, W3, D0,

L4. GF22,GA28. 5thout of 10

teams in MWO Division 2.

Women: Rangiora Hurunui

Hares P5, W3, D1,L1. GF13,

GA10. 2nd out of 8teams in MWO

Division1.RangioraHurunui

Hawks P4, W0, D0, L4. GF3, GA12.

6th out of 7teams in MWO

Division3.

Kaiapoi bows out with semi-final loss to Southbridge

Kaiapoi, NorthCanterbury’slast

hopeofwinningthe combined

countryrugby competition, was

bundledout of reckoningaftera

semi­finalloss on Saturday.

Kaiapoi had been charged with

the daunting task of beating

Southbridge on its homepatch,

but wentdown 18­26.

Kaiapoi was in the hunt at half

time, trailing 13­14 after Taine

Jacobs­Lawson had scored atry

RUGBY

and kicked the goals.

However, too many errors

crept into its game, whichled to

Southbridge gaining too much

possession. Thisled to four

successful penalty attempts.

Kaiapoi, meanwhile,scored

the only try of the half.

The Kaiapoi effortwas led by

loosie Jarred Gilmore and lock

Connor Smith.

Scoreboard: Southbridge26

(William Carter, LukePalmer

tries. Shannon Donald, 2

conversions,4penalties) beat

Kaiapoi 18 (Reuben Tiweka atry.

TaineJacobs­Lawson atry,a

conversion and 2penalties).

The North Canterbury

competitionwill resume in two

weeks.

BRIDGE RESULTS

Rangiora BridgeClub

Team rankings after round

four: Team9:JennyHassall/

Judy Bruerton/Linda

Hanham/Stephanie Galbraith

1; Team 5: Jill Amer/Judith

Calder/Joyce Gray/Beverley

Brain 2; Team8:Dave Tocker/

Sue McIlroy/Shirley Symns/

MarionLomax 3.

Cherrypairs: North/South:

DallasDagg/Jane Lennon 1,

David McRae/Fern McRae 2,

ColleenAdam/Joan Lloyd 3.

East/West: Joyce Gray/Gaynor

Hurford 1, Jack Lyon/Ken

Johns 2, Janice Pickering/

Margaret Pickering3.

Plate Pairs:N/S: Tony

Biddington/Jack Lyon 1, Dave

Tocker/Liz Dude 2, Veronica

Hall/Derek Wilson 3. E/W:

Rona Maslowski/TomRose 1,

Beverley Parlane/Mate

MacRae 2, Liz Partridge/

Kevin Kuch 3.

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Passion drives team to victory

By ABIGAIL CHESSUM

Anna Menzies led her troupe

of five dancersonajourney

up and downthe South Island

to qualifyfor anational

competition, and succeeded.

The young artistic director,

who runsthe North Canterbury

SchoolofDance, will

now take her dancers to

PalmerstonNorthinOctober

for the Performing Arts Competitions

Association New

Zealand (PACANZ) nationals.

Anna has seen many

competitions over the years,

but qualifying was special for

the passionate20­year­old

danceteacherfrom

Amberley.

Her five dancers from the

school, Tessa and Kaylee

Moffat, Saki and Hikaru

Takaoand Jessica Lennan, all

aged 14 to 17, jumped at the

chance to compete.

They went to Motuekafor a

regional qualifier, but were

unsuccessful. This didn’t stop

them from tryingagain,atthe

Oamaru qualifier in May,

wherethey secured aspot in

the national competition with

theirdance, FeverBreak.

Anna choreographed the

dance, which tells astory

aboutrage. She also made the

costumes, basing the dance on

the lyrics of the song, Fever

Break.Itisacontemporary

piece, technical and mature,

with minimalist costumes.

As ayoung girl, Anna used

The troupe ... Tess Moffat (left), Hikaru Takao, Saki Takao, Jessica Lennan, Kaylee Moffat. The

dancers will compete at Palmerston North in October..SUPPLIED

to put on shows forher

neighbours, and as she

evolved as adancer her

ambitions spreadtopursuing

aprofessionaldance career.

She decided, when the

opportunity arose, to go on to

be artistic directorofthe

danceschool.

‘‘It’s my love (teaching

dance). It was exactly what I

wanted and whenthe

opportunity arose(to take

over the dance school), it just

felt right.

‘‘Also, Iwas so youngI

wasn’t cutting off any

decisions.Ican still goand

danceifIwant to in acouple

of years,’’ she says.

Through her ongoing

passion for dance, andher

goal in seeing her students

shine, she has the pleasureof

instillingthe same big dreams

in her dancers by giving them

the PACANZ national stage.

‘‘It’s huge for the girls to go

up and be surrounded by such

incredible talentupthere. It

will be the best of the best,

really,’’ she says.

PACANZ covers all art

forms, from dance to drama

and music.

For adance troupeto

qualify, they have to face all

dance styles, from ballet to

hip­hop to highland. Withso

muchdiversity,the qualifying

rounds only become more

difficult.

Anna’s dancers can expect

to go up against more than100

dance troupes in the national

competition.

To support Anna and the

North Canterbury School of

Dance, or to see some of their

competition routines,

including FeverBreak,they

are holding afundraising

performanceatthe Rangiora

TownHall on July4.

NEWS

North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

35

Abbeyfield

proposal

Asteering group has been established

to consider thecreation of an

Abbeyfield House in the Waimakariri

district.

Abbeyfield New Zealandisa

volunteer­run charity which provides

supported, independent living for

older New Zealanders.

It has 14 houses throughout New

Zealand, including two in

Christchurch and one in Selwyn.

Each house is afamily­style home,

close to local amenities and with 12 to

14 residents. Residents have their own

studio unit with ensuite and usually a

patio and garden.

There are sharedareas and facilities

including dining, lounge, laundry and

gardens.

Ahousekeeper/cook is employed to

provide two cooked mealsaday and a

self­service breakfast, keep communal

areas tidy, and support residents.

Agroup of nine local people have

been meeting to discuss the possibility

of establishing ahouse in Waimakariri

and have applied to the Abbeyfield

board to setupaformal steering group.

Rangiora resident Valda Reveley,

who has experience with Abbeyfield,

will chair the steering group.

The steering group is looking for

ideas, including whether topurchase,

rent or collaborate with owners.

The group is starting out with no

budget and welcomes any fund­raising

ideas.

Contact Valda Reveley on (027)

271 9961 or valdarev@gmail.com if you

would like to know more or be

involved. More information about the

Abbeyfield model can be found at

abbeyfield.org.nz.

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What’s happening in your

community…

Flooding Recovery Update

Following significant rainfall which hammered

the Waimakariri District the Council are focusing

on recovery and supporting asmall number of

affected residents.

While four areas were evacuated as aprecaution

during peak rainfall and high tide times (The Pines

Beach and Kairaki, areas near the Eyre River,

an area north of Fernside and asmall number

of homes near the Okuku River) the amount of

damage across the District is low.

The Council is now moving to the recovery phase

and in the last week or so Council staff have:

• Undertaken anumber of building assessments of

properties which were affected byflood water.

Only one has moderate damage. We continue to

work with all property owners affected in small

parts ofOxford, Okuku and Waikuku

• Begun welfare support for some households.

This support isongoing until there is no longer

arequirement

• Connected numerous times with Lees Valley

residents who remain cut-off due to road

damage. Staff are continuing plans for road

reconnection as well as providing ongoing

welfare support

• Repaired jammed and damaged flood gates and

cleared culverts and other overland flow paths

of debris

• Reopened the majority of roads closed due to

surface flooding.

Roads

Asmall number of roads remain closed:

• All fords across the District

• Lees Valley Road. There are two slips and

three bridges where the approaches have been

washed out

• Okuku Pass Road. Repairs are underway

• Horsford Downs Road. Repairs are underway

• Island Road east of Mounseys Road. Aculvert

repair is required.

• All otherroadsacross the Districtare open and

please keep an eyeout forupdateson ourwebsite.

Water

• The Garrymere water supply is under aboil water

notice. We will keep users updated via text and

through our website with further updates

• The Oxford Rural No 2scheme leak is fixed.

Residents can resume water use as normal

• Private well owners who have noticed a

difference in their water (discoloration, taste)

should get this tested and boil water before

drinking in the interim. Council recommends

that private well owners test their own water

regularly anyway, this is especially critical

following rain events.

Need to report an issue or require help?

• For emergencies first please call 111 to access

the applicable emergency services

• Contact the Council on 0800 965 468 for any

needs either outside of or during office hours.

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Waimakariri Libraries presents a

DINOMITE two weeks ofKidsFest Fun.

Come on in for some ROARSOME

entertainment for the whole family!

From Magician’s toquiz’s tocraft -

you name it we got it

For more details look for the online

Kidsfest booklet at kidsfest.co.nz

or visit us at the library!

Eventsrun from 10 July to 25 July

Find out more

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

Free Computer Classes

at Waimakariri Libraries

Term Two2021

Google and the Internet

Kaiapoi,Oxford -Monday14June

Rangiora -Wednesday16June

Introduction to Email

Kaiapoi,Oxford -Monday21June

Rangiora-Friday 25 June

All classes are from 10am-12pm

Bookingsessential

Phone 03 311 8901

or at anyWaimakariri Library

Bookings essential on 03 311 8901

or at anyWaimakariri Library.

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

Computer Course for Seniors

DigitalEssentials

• Four free sessions, small group,

beginners class.

• Covers using different devices,

the internet and email.

Kaiapoi Library

Four sessions over twoweeks 10am-12pm

Thursday 17 to Friday18 June and

Thursday 24 to Friday25 June

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37

Give usyour

feedback

All lids and

tops belong

in the bin.

Even if it’s a

plastic type 1, 2

or 5, please don’t

put them in the

recycling bin.

VOLUNTEER EXPO

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WHAT YOU DO, CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Celebrating Volunteer Week. Displays and

activities by local groups. Find out how you

can make adifference.

Kaiapoi Library • Saturday 19June 10am -2pm

PegasusCommunity Centre • Friday 25 June 5pm -7pm

Rangiora Library • Saturday 26June 10am -2pm

Find out more at

waimakariri.govt.nz

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

Motorcycles

SouthPacific Motorcycle

Services (Mandeville)

Repairs, service, tyres etc

for all motorcycles.

Greatservice -great rates!

03 312 0066

office@motorbiketours.co.nz

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Phone 027 350 3963,

or 313 1878.

WANTED to buy, tidy 2-3

bedroom house in Kaiapoi

by motivated buyers.

Please ph 021 101 4046.

For Sale

HONEY 4kg bucket

cooking honey, $30 special.

Available at Gracebrook,

Amberley. Telephone 03

314 7076.

TRACTOR Ford 7000,

Fertiliser Spreader PTO

Driven 3 point linkage.

Mower Taarup 205 disc

hyd lift, new Holland 269

Baler, new Holland Hay

Conditioner, PTO driven,

Lister Shearing Plant, hand

piece and table. All in good

working condition. Phone

03 312 8831.

2378088v2

TUTOR wanted. Kip

McGrath (Rangiora) is

looking for an experienced,

enthusiastic, qualified

teacher, to teach senior

NCEA subjects (Math /

Science). Teacher will

work with no more than

four students on individual

programmes and must be

excited about making a

difference. Must be available

at least once aweek for

classes after 4pm by

arrangement. Further

information available from

rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz

or by calling the centre

Director, Dr. Grant Dykes

at (03) 313 3638.

JOBS JOBS JOBS

Labourers (of all skill sets),

sawmill, welders, steel fabricator,

factory, brush

hands, and lots of other

local opportunities. An

advantage if you are

physically fit, able to pass a

drug test, have drivers’

license and reliable transport.

Ph Tina 03 310 7285

or 027 636 6967 Elevate

Recruitment, 113A High

Street, Rangiora.

LABOURERS wanted for

aCivil Construction Company

specialising in Road

Barriers. Based in Rangiora.

Ongoing work, local

and stay away. Immediate

starts. Call Daphne at

Superior Personnel 313

6180, Unit 1/6 Cone Street,

Rangiora

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz

ON-CALL factory work

near the airport, avariety of

hours and weekend work.

Call us to see what other

roles we have. Contact

Superior Personnel 313

6180, Unit 1/6 Cone Street,

Rangiora.

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

ROSE PRUNING, professional

local service, 20 +

years experience. Phone

Rosemary 021 060 1200 or

313 6399.

Firewood

DRY WATTLE two years

old, $700 6m2. Dry old

man pine, $550 6m2. Phone

03 312 8726 Rangiora.

SPLIT Old Man Pine 3.7m

@$260, Split Hardwood

Mix 3.7m @$360. Mobile

021 993 497 Paul.

SPLIT PINE $350 for 4.5

cube trailer load, free delivery

to Rangiora area. Phone

021 241 8075.

Situations Wanted

NORTH CANTERBURY

local looking for work.

Anything considered, class

2licence plus W&T. Phone

Tony 027 368 2000.

Educational

Situations Vacant

CLEANING SERVICE PROVIDER

TheNorth Canterbury Sport&Recreation Trust

is seeking expressions of interest from suitably

experienced cleaningsuppliers to provide Cleaning

Services forMainpowerStadium.

LocatedinRangiora, this multi-use sportandfitness facility

will open its doors in August 2021 and will helpthe Trust

to continue building on its achievements over thepast 35

years in promoting sportand recreation foreveryone in our

community.

Applicantsshould outline their experience in the cleaning of:

•Offices and associatedareas

•Gym and fitness facilities

•Stadium and courtareas

We areinterested in talking with youifyou canprovide apart

or all these services.

Please call or email if youthink youcan provide cleaning

services forusand we will provide moredetails.

Contact: NickyBell

Ph: 022 471 0684

Email: nbell@sportstrust.org.nz

Applications close24June 2021

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student onanindividually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

co.nz/rangiora

Livestock

HOMEKILL

&Wild Game

Meat Processing

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Public Notices

Rangiora Tennis Club

- Final closing event 20 June 2021

The Rangiora Tennis Club is holding its very last event

as the Club closes in anticipation of ajoint move with

Southbrook Tennis Club members to anew combined

club facility down Coldstream Road, Rangiora.

Aluncheon is to be held commencing at 12.00pm

on Sunday 20 June 2021 at the Rangiora Returned

Services Association (RSA) located at 82 Victoria

Street, Rangiora.

Averywarmwelcome to attend the luncheon is given

to both current and previous members of the Rangiora

Tennis Club. Please come along and celebrate the

history, success and reminisce about

many years of both tennis and the

people who have been involved in theClub.

Please RSVP by Sunday 13 June2021,

or for more information please contact

Karyn Toulson 021 033 5910 or

email rangioratennisclub@gmail.com

Pets

2389333

AGM

Waimakariri Sailing Club

(Inc)

4pm, Sunday 4July 2021

At club rooms

Full details on

www.sailwaimak.org.nz

All welcome

2388536

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

BIRMAN KITTENS, 12

weeks, ready now. Vaccinated

&vet checked. Phone

03 312 5755.

Read local

Poultry

3 Peahens, one Peacock,

looking for a new home.

Phone 027 252 5429.


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38 North Canterbury News, June 10, 2021

Kaiapoi Christadelphians

“The Key ofknowledge...” (Luke 11:52)

DOES GOD PLAY

FAIR?

Considering Worldaffairs from ahuman

perspective, and historically it often

appears that God is unfair. Isthis afair

assessment? Only the Bible can give an

accurate judgement,giving all facts and

motives.

All welcome -DVD presentation

Sunday 13th June, 7.00pm

Kaiapoi Community Centre, Sewell Street

Forinformation phone -03 352 5453

Website -bibletruthandprophecy

Notice of Appointment of Liquidators

and

Notice to Creditors to Prove Claims

JL FIREWOOD LIMITED

JLFARMINGLIMITED

(both In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that on 1 June 2021 at

9.00am, Tony Leonard Maginness and Jared

Waiata Booth, Licensed Insolvency Practitioners,

were appointed joint and several liquidators of the

above-named companies by special resolution of

shareholders pursuant to section 241(2)(a) of the

Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”).

The liquidators fix 13 July 2021 as the day on or

before which the creditors of the companies are

to prove their debts or claims and to establish

any priority, under section 312 of the Act, or to be

excluded from the benefit of any distribution made

before the debts are proved or, asthe case may be,

from objecting to the distribution.

Dated: 1June 2021

Tony Maginness

Liquidator

Address of Liquidators: Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Auckland Limited, POBox 3899, Auckland 1140.

Email: kris.mcainsh@bakertillysr.nz.

Telephone: 09 309 0463.

2389342

Lost and Found

LOST black walleton25th

May, Church Street, Rangiora,

opposite church hall.

NOW FOUND.

Public Notices

WOODEND Methodist

Church fundraiser "Singa-long"

afternoon, avariety

of old time songs, followed

by afternoon tea.

Admission $10, Sunday

13th June at 2pm in the

Church. Enquiries Evelyn

Wilson 312 7740.

2389725

SeniorNet Internet Banking series

1Introduction Wednesday 23 June

2Workshop Wednesday 30 June

Each starts at 10.00 am in the

Learning Centre,

178 King Street, Rangiora

Information/enrollment with Bob on

03 312 8933 /jobo@gumbrell.net

2390519

CLARENCE CATCHMENT TMA 2021-2022

Possum Control –Poison Warning

Excell Biosecurity wishes to advise that a ground-based

possum control operation will be taking place to keep

possum numbers under control to prevent spread of TB.

This operation will be conducted as part of the TBfree New

Zealand programme.

Areas covered: The operation covers an area of 26,988

hectares between the Clarence River, the Amuri Range and

the Hanmer Forest.

Operation date: 1July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Poisoning methods: Feratox is asmall capsule containing

cyanide poison (about the size of apea). Inbait bags the

cyanide capsule has been placed into anon-toxic peanut

paste inside asmall blue biodegradable bag. The blue bags

will be attached to trees and suitable habitat. On occasion

bait stations will also be used.

Traps will also be used throughout the area in conjunction

with poisoning methods. The public iswarned to take care in

these areas and not to remove carcasses orbaits. Baits are

dangerous to people and dogs.

General warning

• Donot touch poison baits /traps

• Donot touch poisoned possum carcasses

• Keep pets under supervision

• Donot leave children unattended

• Follow the advice on the poison warning signs

If you suspect poisoning

• Contact your local hospital, ordial 111

• National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON –0800 764 766

• Inthe case of adomestic animal being poisoned, contact

alocal veterinarian

For further information (including maps of the operational

area), contact the operator:

Project Supervisor, Northern South Island,

0508 EXCELL (0508 392 355)

2389338

Trade&Services

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

BRICK &blocklaying. All

types of work undertaken,

repairs. Phone Hamish

0272 386 003 or 313 5678.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

BUILDERS Father &Son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Ph 027 318 4400.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restoration,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

FIRE GUARDS Custom

made with safety latch.

Phone 021 169 9066. E:

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

GARDENING experienced

30 years, qualified,

new to Kaiapoi. Phone

Grant 027 276 1990.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

Trade &Services

STONEMASON, Brick

and Blocklayer. Earthquake

repairs, grind out and

repoint, River/Oamaru

stone, Schist, Volcanic

Rock, paving, all alterations

new and old. Quality

workmanship. Visit

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601 3145.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

•Interiorand exterior

painting

•Small-medium size/

repaints

•Minorplasterrepairs

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

2091848

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

•Timberwindowrepairs

Ph: 0800 462 758 Ph/txt: 021314 319 Mark Taylor

Email: jackiemarktaylor@yahoo.co.nz

Long established local company

www.taylorbuildingmaintenance.co.nz

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

2225862

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per

hour.Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

2362002

2343272

027 216 0000

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Guide

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

Accountant

Appliance Repairs

Builder

Butchery

Debra Jowsey &Karla Kilner

Ph 03 314 9480

We help with all Taxreturns for the

salary &wage earner,self employed, rental,

business,farm,GST,pay dayfiling, rentalreturns

2287949

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

F&P,Bosch, Smeg,

ASKO,Ariston, LG,Classique,

Haier, Samsung and more....

“For best resultsbesuretouseauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

1913020

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

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


Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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

Chiropractic Services

Computer Repairs

Construction &Concrete

Digger Hire and Construction

Dr Jess Ross

ACC RegisteredDrChiropractic

Monday &Thursday |03313 0350

Injury, accidents and maintenance

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

027 868 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday &Friday

2089195v2-4/4-S

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2344089v2

Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Electrician

2276525v2

Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

2273277

ECOM Digger Hire

and Construction

•9 ton Komatsu with rubber pads.

•Excavotor can be dry hired or with

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•Attachments available:

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No job

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Panel Beater

If it stands still

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Air to Water Heat Pump for Heating and Cooling

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on

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PLASTERER

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PAINT FINISH •CORNICE •GIB COVE

New Homes, Renovations and Extensions

2388049

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Ph 027 436 1112

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For all your landscaping needs

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures

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

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027

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2372616

1902273

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•Fullcoachbuilding service, fabricating

doors, lockers, windows, tanks

•PaintingMotorhomes, Caravans, Boats,

Trucks,Tractors&Cars

Now moved to 8Seven Mile Drive, Belfast

Phone (03) 323 4115

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