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Quarry campaigners relieved

By ROBYN BRISTOW AND

SHELLEY TOPP

Atightknit group of Rangiora residents,

who rallied, petitioned and formed an

incorporated society to fight aproposed

quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse, are

rejoicing.

Applications by Taggart Earthmoving

Ltd to quarry the racecourse have been

declined by independent

commissioners appointed by

Environment Canterbury and the

Waimakariri District Council to hear the

applications.

Faye Brock, president of the Stop

Rangiora Racecourse Quarry (SRRQ),

says common sense has prevailed.

‘‘This noxious quarry would have

caused significant negative impacts,’’

she says.

Tracey Dimmock­Rump, the Rangiora

woman who started an online petition

last year to make people aware of the

proposal, says she is ‘‘over the moon’’ its

been declined.

‘‘Everyone involved in the protest

should be so proud of themselves.

‘‘We stood together and we won a

battle.

‘‘What acool little community we live

in,’’ she says.

‘‘Taggart need to drop the proposal,

take it on the chin and respect what the

community has made clear —that they

do not want aquarry in their

neighbourhood.’’

The two women who did the hard

yards taking the petition to the people

on the streets of Rangiora, Jill

Robertson and Marilyn Davison were

also excited by the decision.

‘‘It was alot of hard work but well

worth the effort,’’ Jill said.

David Patrick, aSRRQ member says it

was always a‘‘crazy idea’’.

‘‘Suggesting aworking racecourse

could become aquarry without any

evidence or analysis to prove

compatibility between horse racing,

training and an operational quarry was

negligent by the applicant.’’

SRRQ committee member Julie

Lamplugh, says the science behind

many of the arguments for mitigation,

presented during the hearing, were

Happy day .. Members of the Stop Rangiora Racecourse Quarry Inc group, at the front gates of Rangiora racecourse, celebrating the

decision to decline Taggart Earthmoving’s resource consent applications to establish aquarry at the racecourse.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

weak and that there were major

disagreements between the applicant,

the expert witnesses and community

submitters.

The Best Practice Guidelines

developed by the NZ Quarry

Association, Local Government New

Zealand and the Ministry for the

Environment were totally ignored by the

applicant, and the ‘expert witnesses’ for

Environment Canterbury and the

Waimakariri District Council, she says.

SRRQ deputy president John Mather

is pleased, and relieved, but also

surprised. He and others in the group,

spent months meticulously preparing

their opposition to the quarry and even

though they knew they had astrong case,

they were not confident of what the final

decision would be.

‘‘We prepared for adecision that went

either way.

‘‘But Iamvery pleased the

applications were declined.’’

Mr Mather believes aquote used by

Nicki McKay in her submission —

‘‘complexity is the enemy of execution’’

—played apivotal role in convincing the

commissioners ruling on the

application, that the quarry proposal

was unworkable and should not be

approved.

The quote, which came from Chiefs

co­captain Brad Weber, in his post­game

interview after beating the Crusaders

earlier this year, was quoted by the

commissioners in their report. Mr

Mather says it was used as asuccinct

way of summarising the extraordinary

protocols the applicant was proposing to

minimise risk from back­fill.

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Decision may be appealed

Taggart Earthmoving may appeal the

decision by Commissioners to decline

its application to quarry at the

Rangiora Racecourse.

Chiefexecutive officer Paul Taggart

said in astatement to the North

Canterbury News,that Taggart engaged

several air discharge, noise, traffic,

flooding,and groundwater experts to

prepare and present its applications to

the Commissioners and considered it

had addressed all of the

environmental and community

concerns that were required to allow

the consents to be granted.

‘‘Groundwater was highlighted as

the main reason for declining our

application and with this in mind we

may decide to changeour strategy and

appeal the Commissioners’ decision.’’

Risk to groundwater paramount in decision

From Page 1

The issues associated with Section21of

the 2020Racing Industry Act were not

resolved or even consideredduring the

hearing processotherthan noting the

applicant still had aresponsibility to have

approval, he says.The land is owned by

the Rangiora Harness Racing Cluband the

Canterbury JockeyClub.However, under

Section 21 of the Racing Industry Act the

clubs do not have the authority to sell,

lease or allowanencumbrance on their

land.

‘‘Approval would stillhave been

required from the respective Racing

Codes and their obligationsand

responsibilities under the Racing Industry

Act wouldmake giving approval very

difficult, if not impossible.’’

The decision was released last Friday

with commission chairPaulRogers and

commissioner JohnEseli, saying the

potential risks to groundwater

contamination,and contamination of

drinking watersupplies down­gradient of

the sitewere unacceptable.

‘‘If these risks eventuateweare

concerned about the consequences,

particularly for the Rangiora backup

community supplyoptions.

‘‘We find that thefocusofthe proposal

and conditionsshould be strongly on

prevention of contamination of

groundwater in thishighly sensitive

environment,’’ the commissionerssay.

The applicant hadn’t clearly

demonstrated the ability to adequately

manageexcavation depth relative to realtime

groundwater levelsatthe site, or

provide sufficient information on

forecasted groundwater levels,and the

management of activitiesinresponseto

the levels.

The commissioners in their reserved

decision said they were not satisfied

evidence theyconsidered sufficiently

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The decision had made the company’s

future in Rangiora ‘‘uncertain’’,and

some tough decisions now hadtobe

made if it wasunable to obtain an

alternativelocal gravel supply at an

affordable price.

Mr Taggart said potentially gravel

may have to be imported in to the

Waimakariri District from

Christchurch.

Thiswould require up to 180,000

more heavy traffic movements in and

out of Rangiora to supply the

equivalent volumeofgravel that could

have been extracted from the

racecourse site.

Thiswould put significant strain on

the local roadinginfrastructure, and

cause huge disturbance to the local

community.

Discussing apoint .. Taggart Earthmoving Limited chief executive, Paul Taggart (right),

with Waimakariri District councillor Paul Williams, during an open information day held by

the company to discuss its proposed quarrying applications, prior to the hearing.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

demonstrated the proposal, inclusive of

conditions,would safeguard the life

supporting capacity of water,orthat

adverse effects on groundwater and

drinking water would be avoided,

remediedormitigated to theextent

required to support the granting the

consent.

Jim Gerard,chair of the Rangiora­

AshleyCommunity Board,describes the

result as ‘‘a victory for people power’’.

In his 37 years involved in the Rangiora

community he could not recall an issue

where the community had put so much

intoopposingaproposal they believed was

wrong.

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‘‘Ourapplication would have

reduced the impact on the roading

network, minimised the carbon

footprint by transporting gravel

locally, andcreated morejobs for the

town. However the opposite may now

happen,’’ Mr Taggart said.

The company was aware gravel from

the Ashley River was becoming scarce

and decided that the Rangiora

Racecourse would be agood option to

continue to providegravel at an

affordable price to Rangiora and the

surrounding area.

The company considered the local

community and environment before

making the applications,putting strict

conditions on itself to ensure it could

continue to work in harmony with local

residents and the wider community.

community put into the hearing, hasseen

an outcome thatsurelysees people power

and commonsense prevail,’’hesays. ‘‘It

shouldbeaclearsign to the parties

involved in the application not to appeal

this decision. Their community simply

does not support aquarry on the

racecourse,’’ he says.

Another opponent, Sue Johnson, says

the decision was fantastic news. ‘‘It was a

ludicrous application anywayand if it was

approved it would have set aprecedent for

companies to put quarries anywhere,’’she

says. The decision showed that ‘‘the little

persondoes have rights anddemocracy

does work.’’ She is not planning on

celebrating the result just yet. ‘‘We are not

over the line yet because they stillhave

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‘‘We have had some concerns

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‘‘Wewant the community to

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In areport to last week’scouncil

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The proposed Three Water Reforms need

serious scrutiny by local government,says

National Party leaderJudithCollins.

Speaking to the North Canterbury News

in Rangiora lastweek, Ms Collins said a

lack of clarity around the Government’s

proposed reformsneededtobeseriously

questionedbyMayors and councillors.

She said therewas aneed for some

reformataregulatory level, but nothing

like what the government proposed, such

as stripping councils of their

infrastructuralassets,built up over

decades, thanks to ratepayer funding.

‘‘At what cost?And what does this mean

for ratepayers?

‘‘Someplacesneedreform.But not

everyone,’’said Ms Collins whofears the

governmentmay not provide an optionfor

councilstoopt out of the reforms.

Councils whose threewater

infrastructure was up to date,and their

policies ensured quality service to

ratepayers,should not be forced intothe

reforms.

She believessome councils weregoing

along with the proposal because the

Government had giventhem money last

year to deal with some infrastructural

issues.

Ms Collins is also concerned the reforms

are based on the Scottish model, which she

says is not equitable. Scotland had afew

large cities,was significantly smaller than

New Zealand and was not separatedby

islands.

New Zealand had huge rural tracts of

land, diverse geography,afew large cities,

and Cook Strait to deal with.

National had written to all Mayorsabout

its concerns, the lack of clarity aboutwhat

was being proposed, the issue around

ownership of council property, and what

‘‘happens with the assets’’.

Opening time .. National Party leader Judith Collins cuts the ribbon to declare Waimakariri

MP Matt Doocey’s new Kaiapoi office open.

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‘‘What compensation will councils get,if

any?’’

Ms Collins also queries whatwould

happen to any debtowing on

infrastructure. Acouncil may have

borrowedmoney to provide thethree

waters assets, so ‘‘whathappens to that

debt’’ if the infrastructure is takenover at

anational leveland administered by the

fourentities beingproposed­threeinthe

North Island plusTasman,Nelson and

Marlborough, and oneinthe South Island.

‘‘Councils need to stand up to the

Government on behalf of their residents

and ratepayers. If you have concerns don’t

be quietabout it,’’ she said.

Ms Collins also expressedconcern about

the ability of farmers to farm their

properties,particularly due to increasing

numbers of regulations, including

wetlands.

Many farmers had workedhard to

restore wetlands, and had made abig

commitment to the environment. ‘‘They

are very proudofthe work theyare doing,

But that is no guarantee that will be

enoughunder the regulations,’’ she said.

Ms Collins was visiting the Waimakariri

electorate to open anew Kaiapoi officeon

behalfoflocal MP Matt Doocey.

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North Canterbury

Police notebook

By INSPECTOR PETER COOPER,

Area Commander ­Canterbury Rural

Driver fatigue is of concern during the

colder months particularly in our rural

communities.

Localpolice haveathree­month road

safety campaignrunningondriver

fatigue, focusing on prevention

measures,driver fatigue signsand ways

to reduce the risk.

With it becoming darkerearlier at

nightand people generallyworking

longer hours,driver fatigueisamajor

contributor to crashes within the

district.

Figures fromWaka Kotahi NZ

Transport Agencyare: In 2021, fatigue

was afactor in 21 fatal crashes, and

therewere 113 serious injurycrashes.

Fatigue is tiredness, weariness, or

exhaustion. You can be fatigued enough

for it to impair yourdrivinglong before

you ‘‘nod off’’ at thewheel.

Understanding the risks

Sleepiness contributestoahigh

percentageoffatal and serious road

crashes. When we are feeling sleepy, for

example afteranightshift, driving is

one of the most dangerous things we can

do.

Sleepiness reduces alertness, slows

reaction times,and increases the

likelihood of being involved in an

accident. Sleep­related vehicle

accidents are more likelytoresult in

serious injury, becausethey tend to

occurathighspeed, and thereislimited

braking or avoidance action.

When

Driver fatigue accidents typically occur

when our alertness is at its lowest

(betweenapproximately 0200hr –

0600hr).Research has shown that we are

50 timesmore likely to fall asleep at the

wheelat0200hrs than at 1000hr.

Driversare also at increased risk

following inadequate sleep or working

long hours. With lesshours of sleep, we

are three times more likelytobe

involved in an accident. Afterbeing at

work for 11 hours, the riskdoubles.

Where

Crashes are morelikelytooccuronlong

straight roads whereminimum driver

inputisrequired, theseare areas like

the newmotorway andour longrural

roads.

Who

Shiftworkers­Crashes typically involve

thosewho work long hourssuch as shift

workers.These peopleare at greater

risk because they may not get enough

sleep, or get poorquality sleep,

They are usuallytrying to sleep when

theirbody clock is programmed to be

awake; between 6am and noon is the

hardest time to sleep. They mayhave

problems concentratingontasks and

may suffer from increasedphysical and

mental figure.

They oftendrivewhile they are fatigued

or whentheirbody clockissaying they

should be asleep.

Youngpeople mayhave lifestylesthat

involve frequent late­night activities, not

getting enough sleep, taking risks and

beingonthe roads during night­time

hours.

Commercial drivers –have ahigh risk of

fatigue–related crashesbecause they

may work in shifts,drive at night, start

earlyinthe morning, and work in

isolation.

People with sleep disorders–Which

disrupts the quality and quantity of

sleepaperson gets.

What can you do?

Plan

Make sure you have had sufficient sleep

before driving. Most of us need 7to9

hoursofsleep everyday. If you are

sleepy, do not driveuntil you have had

some sleep, or take another form of

transport. Make amental plan for your

journey, with planned breaksatleast

every2hours.

Assess

Be awareofthe early warning signsof

driver sleepiness: repeatedyawning,

changingposition frequently, and

frequent eye blinks. Do notwait until

you are having difficulty keeping your

eyes open or your head is nodding, or if

you can’t remember aportionofyour

journey, as theseare signs thatyou are

alreadyvery fatigued, or are

experiencing brief periods of sleep (

microsleeps), andare notsafe to drive.

Break

Do not be temptedtokeep driving to

reachyour destination: take breaks.

Opening the window or turningupthe

musicare not effectiveways to keep

alert.

As soon as you starttoshow signsof

sleepiness, such as yawning, pull over

and take abreak.

Park

Park somewhere safe,drink 1­2 cupsof

waterorcoffees, lock the doors, set an

alarmfor 20 minutes and takeanap. On

waking, walk aroundoutside for 10

minutes to wake up properly before

setting off again,For the nexthour or

two, you should benefit from the alerting

effects of boththe caffeine and the nap.

Stay safe.

KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Adolescent training

fun and supportive

The coolest thing I’ve done recently is

checkout the Kaikoura Combined

Adolescent ChallengeTraining Unit

(CACTUS).

The programme started 8weeks ago with

34 participants aged 12 and up.

Thirty­twoparticipants have now

completed the course, the highestnumber

to finish since the programme began.

Thesekids have been getting up well

before dawn, threedays aweek, and taking

part in fitness, leadership, teamwork and

resilience exercises.

All this hard work culminated in the

Longest Day challengewhichsaw them

completeseveral mental and physical

challenges over 11 hours. The highlight for

me was watching them lug logs up Ocean

Ridge!

It was great to seethem so focused,

completing hard tasks but having fun and

supporting each otheratthe same time.I

spoketoone girlwho wastaking part in

CACTUS for the third time.

Congratulations to everyone involved

and big thanks to the CACTUScoordinators.

The recent launch of the Mt Fyffe

DistilleryisanotherKaikoura success

storywith Justine Schroder winning the

Long Story Short New Zealand Emerging

Product Award.

Now that really is diversifying–from

farming to gin making.

The Mayors Task Forcefor Jobs(MTFJ)

have received another year of funding.

SinceOctober, the MTFJ has assisted 60

people into employmentand

apprenticeships.

Iamsure thatunemployment is about

half of what it could have been without

MTFJ support,and hopefully we will get

this lowerwith other opportunities that

are happening in our community.

Last week the councilunanimously

signed off the draft Long TermPlan (LTP)

2021 –2031. 273 matterswere raisedin

submissions from 71 people duringthe

consultation period.

It was good to see that the proposed

options were all well supported. It shows

we are on tracktodeliverchanges and

improvementsinline with what the

majority of the community want.

We are now looking at an overall rate

increase of 5.9% for2021/2022, and atenyear

average increase of 3.36%.This

meanswecan reallytackle some big issues

and get thedistrict up to scratch.

We’restill waitingtohear more about

the 3WatersReform before we can make

adecision on whatwould be best for the

district.

Kaikourahas benefited from significant

investment in ourpipes and water services

sincethe earthquake and our LTP shows

we are not expecting any major work for a

while.

More information should comeout over

the nextfew weeks.

The days are slowly getting longer,look

afteryourselves.

Economic opportunities for hemp

ResilientHurunui will hostguest speakers Brad Lake and Jamie Engelbrecht

from North Canterbury Growers, The Brothers Green,atthe Rewi AlleyRoom,

Amberley School, on Thursday, July15, at 7.30pm to talkonthe opportunities for

hemp.

Jamie will talk about growing hemp in New Zealand and gettingitprocessed ­the

realities, opportunitiesand limitations, while Brad will focus on the economic

opportunity for hemp products, The BrothersGreenproduct range and current

domestic and globalhemp demand.

Hurunui WestWard by election

Voterselecting anew councillortothe west ward of the Hurunui District Council

have until noon on Friday, July 16, to casttheir vote.

There has been a32.75 percentreturn to date.

Four candidates are standing for the one seat —Ross Carter, Hanmer Springs;

Karen Armstrong,Waikari;Jeff Walker,Hawarden; and Richard Roe, Rotherham.

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

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Week

Sun

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Guide

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moderate SE

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6:17pm

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7:07pm

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Rise 12:16pm

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becoming fresh E

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8:00pm

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S

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8:56pm

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

Waimakariri 8:33am 2.2 2:20am 0.6 9:22am 2.2 3:08am 0.6 10:12am 2.3 3:58am 0.6 11:04am 2.3 4:50am 0.5 11:59am 2.4 5:43am 0.5 12:24am 2.3 6:38am 0.5 1:22am 2.3 7:34am 0.4

Mouth

8:52pm 2.3 2:37pm 0.6 9:42pm 2.3 3:27pm 0.6 10:34pm 2.3 4:21pm 0.6 11:28pm 2.3 5:18pm 0.6

6:17pm 0.6 12:57pm 2.4 7:17pm 0.5 1:57pm 2.5 8:16pm 0.5

Amberley 8:33am 2.2 2:20am 0.6 9:22am 2.2 3:08am 0.6 10:12am 2.3 3:58am 0.6 11:04am 2.3 4:50am 0.5 11:59am 2.4 5:43am 0.5 12:24am 2.3 6:38am 0.5 1:22am 2.3 7:34am 0.4

Beach

8:52pm 2.3 2:37pm 0.6 9:42pm 2.3 3:27pm 0.6 10:34pm 2.3 4:21pm 0.6 11:28pm 2.3 5:18pm 0.6

6:17pm 0.6 12:57pm 2.4 7:17pm 0.5 1:57pm 2.5 8:16pm 0.5

8:42am 2.2 2:29am 0.6 9:31am 2.2 3:17am 0.6 10:21am 2.3 4:07am 0.6 11:13am 2.3 4:59am 0.5

5:52am 0.5 12:33am 2.3 6:47am 0.5 1:31am 2.3 7:43am 0.4

Motunau 9:01pm 2.3 2:46pm 0.6 9:51pm 2.3 3:36pm 0.6 10:43pm 2.3 4:30pm 0.6 11:37pm 2.3 5:27pm 0.6 12:08pm 2.4 6:26pm 0.6 1:06pm 2.4 7:26pm 0.5 2:06pm 2.5 8:25pm 0.5

8:44am 2.2 2:31am 0.6 9:33am 2.2 3:19am 0.6 10:23am 2.3 4:09am 0.6 11:15am 2.3 5:01am 0.5

5:54am 0.5 12:35am 2.3 6:49am 0.5 1:33am 2.3 7:45am 0.4

Gore Bay 9:03pm 2.3 2:48pm 0.6 9:53pm 2.3 3:38pm 0.6 10:45pm 2.3 4:32pm 0.6 11:39pm 2.3 5:29pm 0.6 12:10pm 2.4 6:28pm 0.6 1:08pm 2.4 7:28pm 0.5 2:08pm 2.5 8:27pm 0.5

8:39am 1.7 2:30am 0.5 9:27am 1.7 3:18am 0.5 10:18am 1.7 4:07am 0.4 11:11am 1.8 4:57am 0.4

5:49am 0.4 12:33am 1.8 6:42am 0.4 1:29am 1.8 7:37am 0.4

Kaikoura 8:58pm 1.8 2:43pm 0.5 9:50pm 1.8 3:34pm 0.5 10:43pm 1.8 4:28pm 0.4 11:38pm 1.8 5:25pm 0.4 12:06pm 1.8 6:24pm 0.4 1:02pm 1.9 7:23pm 0.4 2:00pm 1.9 8:21pm 0.4

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

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The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

7

Water and Birds

DearEditor,

Iagree with John McCaskeywhole heartedlyinhis articlein July 1, page 6.

He is 100percent correct in stating riversand creeks should have beenattended

to decadesago.

Take forexample theEasterncreek that flowsthrough theMcCaskeysectionof

Amberley. Whilethislandwas exclusivefarming land, the councilshould havegone

to thecost of diggingitout andpipingit, fromatleast SH­1 to the now Wineberry

bridge, before giving building consent to allow theeighthomes tobebuilt close to

it,in some cases about four metresawayfromthe creek.

Theprevious council admitted to me it should have been undertaken, but it is too

latenow.The other matter that John brings up, is wherehaveall thebirds gone?

When Ifirst shiftedtoAmberley somenineyearsago,the birdswereinabundance.

We livenearwater andnotonlyweretheyplentiful they were noisy—almost

annoying!

All the lovely clean, and flowingwater has gone, except in the exceptional

circumstances we experienced afew weeksago.

Nowit's got to thestagewhere we hardly ever see any birds. Another point is creeks

have been neglected. The eastern creek in thenineyears wehavebeenliving here

the creek has not had aminidiggercomeandclear it allout.And so it progressively

gets more clogged up.

When is the council going to realizethat if they leaveittogoonlike this,oneday

if thereis aanother huge storm thewater willjustbuild up and eventually burst.

The result wouldbeamassivefloodofwaterrushingthroughthe housingarea, and

possiblytakingout the bridges. As John pointed out, turn your head the other way

and hope that it neverhappens.

Yours,

Trevor Stanley, Amberley.

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DearEditor,

Aftertherecenthighseas, resulting in the sea wall having been breached on Golf

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As this is, and, will be an ongoing issue in future years, perhaps it is timeweactually

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It hasprovedtowork and has been so successful thatithasimproved shore front

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mind boggles why we have not tried such ideas.

Yours,

Jimmy Birch, Amberley Beach.

Chalk art gallery holiday fun

Childrenvisiting the RangioraLibrary are

beingencouraged to createsome chalk art

on the walls of the ChamberGallery.

The initiative has been organised by the

Waimakariri Community Arts Council

(WCAC) in collaboration with Waimakariri

Libraries. The WCAC chair, Miranda

Hales, says it is aschool holiday projectto

celebrate Matariki.

‘‘We are setting the walls freefor

childrentodraw their heartsout over the

holidays,’’ she says. ``Members of the Arts

Council and library staffwill keep a

watchful eye on proceedings.’’

The gallery walls havebeen specially

prepared withchalk paint for the

initiativewhich is partofWaimakariri

Library’sKidsFest 2021 annual winter

school holiday eventsand activitiesatthe

Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford Libraries.

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TheJuly schoolholidays beganonJuly

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eventsplanned for the end of thisweek

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RangioraLibrary quiz night from 7pm to

8.30pm on Wednesday, July 21, and a

Kaiapoi Library quiz night from 7pm to

8.30pm on Thursday July 22. An Oxford

Libraryquiz nightwil run on Thursday

from7pm to 8.30pm.

On Friday next week (July 23) Brendan

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Rangiora Baptist Church Hallfrom

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the OxfordTown Hall from 2pm to 2.45pm.

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8 The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

Advertising feature

Better water? What about Waimakariri?

DAN GORDON, MAYOR OF THE

WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Government’s ThreeWaters

Reforms programme is gaining traction

in the media.

You haveseenafew scary numbers,

and the massively misleading advertising

campaign,where the Government claims

that without water reform there is the

potential for astronomical increases in

household costs and awful

environmental outcomes.

As far as our councilcan tell, having

gone through their data, both of these

statements are not true and the council

and Ihave seriousconcerns about the

information and approach.

The Governmentisproposingto

remove waterservices from councils and

establish four water service entities

across the country, with one entity

proposed to coverall of the South Island

excluding parts of Nelson,Marlborough

and Tasman. Theseentities would look

afterdrinkingwater, wastewater and

stormwater.

Thereare broad statements being

made abouthugeefficiencies that will be

made and misrepresentations about the

dire stateoflocalinfrastructure.We

wanted to sharethe concerns we have so

residents get atrue feel for what’s being

proposed andwhere the council stands.

Our first concern is the public relations

line,or‘spin’,the Government keeps

repeating which is that‘‘there is aproven

case for change’’.This simply isn’t

correct. The Government are claiming

for the Three Waterssystem across New

Zealand they’re going to gainefficiencies

of over 45 percent. Theyclaim without

reform water costsper household could

increase up to $3,000 annuallyby2051

and that with reform costs willonly be

Ribbon cutting ... Council staff and community members at the opening on the

Garrymere water supply.

$1640.

This despite investing an additional

$120Bto$150B and employing up to 9000

new staff. You don’t savemoney by

spending billions of dollars and

employing thousands of people. It just

doesn’t stack up.

It’s also impossibletostatethe future

costsordollarsrequired for further

investment ahead of new standards being

released. We know the numbers in

Waimakariri. We ought to as we’ve

investedover $100M in water

infrastructure over the last20years and

have abudgetedplan in place for

managing these assets for the next 100.

The Governmentshould know our data

as well–wesupplied it to them –but

they’ve madesome exceptionally broad

and arbitrary statements about the

quality of water in Waimakariri. We have

commissioned experts to review these

statements andprovideuswith advice.

We’veasked to see the Government’s

data and economic modelling, but to date

this isn’tforthcoming. They’realso not

providinginformationonhow we have

been labelled a‘band 3’ service provider

despite Waimakariri having someofthe

best water infrastructureinthe country.

We takegreat prideinproviding our

communities withsafe andreliable

drinkingwater. At the moment they’re

not meetingtheirobligations as part of

our agreement which is ‘towork

together’. This concerns us.This is why

our Council agreed last yeartotake part

in the first part of the reformprocess

(doing so also secured$8M of

Governmentinvestmentinour District).

What we want, and need, is to see the

information, not hear the PR spin.

We needthis to haveanhonest

conversation with our community about

theseproposals and to make an informed

decision. Theseare ratepayer owned

assets. Our second concern is about

representation.

People in Waimakariri careabout

having asay and knowingthereis

someone to hold accountable when

things go wrong.The recent flooding is an

example of our council being ableto

respond quicklyand make decisionsthat

protect our community. The Government

proposal takes meaningful ownership of

our assetsaway from the community.

Merging almost all of the South Island

into one entity is going to mean

Waimakariri locals have little,tono

representation,control or influence.

Thereare concerns about crosssubsidisation.

If this goes ahead,the most

likely situation is, our ratepayers will

subsidise othercouncils that haven’t

properly invested in water, as opposed to

getting better outcomes.

Our hopeisthe Government takes

another lookatthe memorandum of

understanding we signed and starts

working more openly with local

government.Based on the limited

information presented so far,the view of

the councillors and myself wouldbethat

we do not join the Governments reform

programme. At thispointweare not

convinced thereare benefits for the

Waimakariri community.

We’vebeen told that this reform

programme is voluntary. Lately we are

hearing this choice may be taken away,

and government may legislate and

overrideour community’sdemocratic

rights. We expect thatthe Government to

honour its agreement and alloweach

council and communitythe choice to opt

in or out.Our website has apage withall

the informationwehave received to date

and we will keep this updated at www.

waimakariri.govt.nz.

Council has worked hard to upgrade

our 3waters infrastructure overthe last

20 years. This reform programme

appears to us to ask our ratepayers to

subsidise other communities.This isn’t

fair or equitable. We see no gains but

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sincerity whichhas guidedthe

flagshipfor so long’’, Andrew

Blackwell says.

David Blackwell was actively

involvedinthe business for 71

years and handed overthe

reigns to his sons Andrew and

Michael Blackwellin1993.

Over the decades, Blackwells

has survivednumerous

challenges including world

wars, depressions, economic

downturnand floods.

George Blackwell would

have never expected the

Canterbury earthquakeof2010

to all but demolish the store or

expectedin2020 apandemic

would closethe storefor an

extendedperiod for the first

time in 149 years.

Over the years Blackwells

has stayed true to its

traditionalvalues of customer

service.

Blackwells continues to offer

customeraccountsfor

convenience as it did from the

beginning.

Saturdaytradingwas

introduced in 1986, withthe

store opening from 9.30am to

12.30pm ­and now until 4pm.

This was amajorchange

back in the 1980s, so David

Blackwell’s wife Jean made

fresh scones for morning tea

every Saturday. Mrs

Blackwell’s famous cheese

scones were astafffavourite.

Sunday trading startedwhen

Celebrations ... Blackwells Department Store marked its centenary in 1971.

the store reopened after the

2010 earthquakes.

Home delivery has always

been part of Blackwells’

customer service,from horse

and cart in the early days to

motorbike and sidecar, motor

vehicle and now avan for

bigger purchases.

Personal customer service by

knowledgeableand longserving

staff is another key to

success, with one presentstaff

member having worked for the

family for more than 30 years.

Blackwells buyers constantly

review international trends

and the needsofthe local

NorthCanterbury market,

whichhas grown immensely in

the past decade.

Whilethe fifth generation of

Blackwells now run the store,

thereisalso some of the sixth

generation working in the store

part time and full time,

continuing the family

tradition.

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Home deliveries ... In the early days home deliveries were completed

by horse and cart. Ernie Monk is pictured out on his deliveries.

KAIAPOI COMMUNITY PATROL

covers Kaiapoi, the Waimakariri

district including Oxford

and Amberley.

We congratulate Blackwell’s on

achieving 150 years of business

and are pleased to assist with Fire &Ice.

We are recruiting more members for patrolling and camera

operation.

If you are interested please phone Bill 021 146 2136

Kaiapoi Museum

Preserving and Collecting

Local History

Kaiapoi museum is administrated by volunteers who are members

of the Kaiapoi District Historical Society Inc. Our collectionrelates

to Kaiapoi town and the surrounding districts. It is housed in the

RuataniwhaCivicCentre, 176 WilliamsStKaiapoi.

The museum display is open at the same times as the library.

We are open for research when volunteer staff are available orby

appointment forschool/group visits andresearchers.

Youcan contact us:

Phone: 03 311 8919 (Answer phone)

Mail: PO Box 341, Kaiapoi 7644

Email: kaiapoimuseum@gmail.com

Web: www.kaiapoimuseum.co.nz

Facebook: Kaiapoi Museum

Congratulations to

Blackwells on

150 years

St John Kaiapoi,

proud to support Blackwell’s Event and all other

local community groups and events.

Newmembers and supporters . welcome

Contact:

Rob Rae

027 559 4526


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North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

15

NC clinics planned

for Covid-19 vaccine

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi is now on the listofvaccine

clinics, as the Covid­19 vaccination

rollout continues.

The Canterbury DistrictHealthBoard

(CDHB)says clinics are now plannedfor

Kaiapoi, followingabriefingtothe

WaimakaririDistrict Council meeting on

Tuesday, July6,onthe region’s Covid­19

vaccinationprogramme.

Councillorsraised concerns about the

lack of avaccination centre in Kaiapoi,

with centres only offeredinRangiora and

Amberley. It asked the board to

reconsider where clinics were in the

WaimakaririDistrict.

In astatementtoNorth Canterbury

News,board senior responsible office for

the Covid­19response, Ralph La Salle,

says the board is rolling out vaccinations

to moreremote and rural locations so

residents can be vaccinatedclose to

where they live and work.

‘‘Clinic locations in North Canterbury

include GP and pharmacy­based clinics in

Kaikoura, Cheviot, Rotherham, Hanmer

Springs, Waikari, Amberley and

Rangiora.

‘‘Clinics are also plannedfor Kaiapoi,

and we plan to visit smaller areaswith

mobileclinics.’’

Mayor Dan Gordon welcomedthe

decision to extend services to Kaiapoi

and was pleasedrural communities such

as Oxfordwould be covered.

‘‘It’s something we have been asking for

and we’ve offered to workwith the

government and CDHB with their

initiativesaroundCovid­19 to ensureour

districtiswell covered and we have

community halls which can be used.

Getting the jab ... Covid­19 vaccination

clinics will be open throughout North

Canterbury.

PHOTO:FILE

‘‘It’s in everyone’s bestintereststhat

this goes smoothly.’’

Mr La Sallesays the CDHB’sCovid­19

vaccination rolloutisprogressingtoplan.

‘‘So far, we’ve administered over

100,000 dosesofthe vaccine and we’re

now vaccinating Group 3and expecttobe

doing so untilmid­September.’’

Because Group 3isalarge group ‘‘it will

take time to get througheveryone’’, Mr La

Salle says.

PeopleinGroup 4will be able to begin

booking their vaccinations from July 28

through Book My Vaccine,the national

onlinebooking system.

‘‘Everyone aged 16 and overwill be able

to be vaccinated by the end of this year.

It’s also important to remember that once

it’s your turn, you can be vaccinated at any

time ­there’s no cut off,’’ Mr La Salle says.

‘‘There will be enoughvaccine for

everybody, and no­one willmiss out.’’

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16 The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

Improving access

Anew brochure is aimedathelping local

businesses become more accessible.

Produced by the Waimakariri Access

Group,the brochure identifiessome areas

that can be problematic for the elderlyand

people with disabilities.

Examples to consider include outdoor

signage and obstacle free footpaths,

creatingaisles which are clearoftripping

hazards,making steps and edges more

visible with abright colour like yellow.

Other areas to check include entrances,

signage,noise, lighting,furnishings, eftpos

machines and and bathrooms,acting

chairperson Phil Humphreys says.

‘‘Making business more accessible by

identifying and removing barriers for

people impacted by arange of limitations,

makes good sense.

‘‘Creating amore user friendlyand

accessible shopping experience can

increasecustomertraffic (and customer

satisfaction) with the economic benefits

that brings.

‘‘Bestofall, members of our group are

very happytotake alook at premisesto

offer barrier free ideas.’’

The brochure was delivered during June

to anumber of shops and businessesinthe

Waimakariri district andthe reception

from business owners has been

overwhelmingly positive, Mr Humphreys

says.

Access group members have been

providing education and trainingtocouncil

staff and elected members, he says.

‘‘Aswell as our own lived experience, we

know from the numbers of people

contacting us and the council that access

remains an ongoing problem for many

residents.’’

The WaimakaririAccessGroup was

formed 20 years ago underthe direction of

the late Jill Waldron.

The group’s aim is to promote access to

public spaces and facilities, and have a

barrier­free,inclusive environment for all

people including visitors to the district.

More than one millionNew Zealanders

are estimated to have someform of

disability, according to recent statistics.

The group is recruiting new members

and meets on the second Tuesday of the

month at the Kaiapoi Club. For more

information, contact Madeleineinthe

council’s community team on 0800 WMK

GOV(0800 965468) or emailmadeleine.

burdon@wmk.govt.nz.

Road work delays continue

Work on the rockfall canopysouth of

Kaikouraisfinished.

The North CanterburyTransport

InfrastructureRecovery (NCTIR) alliance

has finally completedits work on the

stretch of road south of Peketa and has

passed the baton backtoWaka Kotahi New

Zealand Transport Agency(NZTA).

The NZTA’scontractor,Downer, will

now be responsible for its ongoing care and

maintenance, and willcontinue to make

improvementstothe roadsurface during

sealing seasonwhen weather is warmer.

Rockfall safetywork south of Kaikoura

will continue until July 23, so school

holiday drivers are advised to build in an

extra30minutes intotheir travel time

when travelling between 9am and 5pm on

weekdaysasanew pieceofrockfallsafety

work is completed, NZTA journey manager

Tresca Forrester says.

‘‘TheInland Road route 70 via Waiau is

also open to car drivers if peopledon’twant

to wait for 30 minutes.’’

Abseilers are removinglooserock south

of the Parititahi Tunnels.

Top honours for Sacrifice

Sacrifice,animage by

CathyPrice, was the

overall champion in the

latest Rangiora

Photographic Society’s

portrait competition.

The judgewas Mona

de Villiers.

Sacrifice alsotook

Best in the Agrade

competitionand A

gained honours.

Garage Queen,

another Cathy Price

image, also gained A

gradehonours.

Results were:

Champion Image

Overall: Sacrifice –

CathyPrice

Best in Grades

AGrade–Sacrifice–

CathyPrice.

BGrade –Les –Martin

Kircher.

CGrade –Soul

Searching –Stuart

Taylor.

Honours

Agrade:

How Soulsignite –

Veronica Wedlake.

And in this World,Iam

my World –Veronica

Wedlake.

Mr Solomon –Steve

Lloyd.

Alayna –Steve Lloyd.

Iman –Keith Sycamore.

Sacrifice –Cathy Price.

Garage Queen–Cathy

Price.

Relaxing in Red –Lisa

Carter.

Fallen Beauty –Rosie

Coster.

Sacrifice ... Winning image by Cathy Price.

Solemn –Cindy Signal.

Al Kobah –Sandra

Fleet.

The Scream –Robyn

Carter.

BGrade:

Les –Martin Kircher.

Aday in the life of –

Masiko –Amy Boyce.

Layla–Amy Boyce.

CGrade:

Eunice –StuartTaylor.

Soul Searching­ Stuart

Taylor.

Arthur’s pass

It’s right here in Selwyn!

Arthur’s Pass village is one of the best places to get up close and

personal with the world’sonly alpine parrot. This cheekytaonga

species is endemic to the South Island and classified as endangered.

Travel the Great Alpine Highway (state highway 73) to Arthur’s Pass,

takeawalk to the Devils Punchbowl waterfall, relax with agreat

coffee or snackand listen to the birdsong,but be careful of little

beaks trying to steal your food!

Stay the night at one of the motels or hostels, and you will likely hear

kiwi or ruru (morepork) calling.

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18 The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

Online shopping comes to Waimakariri

South Island New World and

PAK’nSAVE shoppers are set to enjoy

added convenience as the supermarkets

begin to roll out online shopping, with

New World Rangiora the first store to go

live last week.

Foodstuffs South Island stores will

begin astaggered launch of their online

offering from Motueka to Invercargill.

PAK’nSAVE Rangiora second out of

the blocks to offer online shopping from

this week, while New World Kaiapoi

follows on Monday (July 19).

All Christchurch New World stores

will offer online shopping by Christmas.

The phased roll out will continue

throughout the South Island during

2022.

As each store is owner­operated, the

intention of online shopping is for New

World and PAK’nSAVE customers to

purchase groceries based on what is on

the shelves at their local store.

Both brands are offering Click &

Collect and customers can select any

store from which to collect their order.

New World is also providing ahome

delivery option, but it will be location

dependent, as there are different

catchment areas depending on each

customer’s local store.

Many New World and PAK’nSAVE

shoppers who choose Click& Collect can

also enjoy the convenience of parking in

adedicated Click &Collect car park,

where staff will bring the order out to

the customer’s car.

Both New World and PAK’nSAVE

customers will be able to place orders

up to seven days in advance.

The order checkout process can be

completed up to 24 hours prior to

collection for PAK’nSAVE customers

and up to 12 hours for New World Click

For your convenience ... The New World Rangiora online team of Nadia Ollis (left), Lyn Marks, Amy Lovell, Lauren Brown, Tracey

Schroeder and Harley Weller are ready to bag your orders.

PHOTO: FILE

&Collect and home delivery customers.

‘‘Today marks abig milestone and

we’re excited to bring online shopping

to our South Island stores and provide

customers with another convenient way

to do their grocery shop,’’ says Damian

Lynch, General Manager Strategy and

People at Foodstuffs South Island.

‘‘Shoppers know PAK’nSAVE has

New Zealand’s lowest food prices and

offering the choice of online shopping is

another way to provide value for our

customers. Not only will they save on

groceries, but they will also save on

time.

‘‘Meanwhile, customers love New

World for the exceptional in­store

experience, and when they shop online

it’s the same team that will prepare your

order. It’s not just any New World that’s

launching online, it’s your local New

World.’’

PAK’nSAVE Online customers can

enjoy shopping for the same great value

they find in­store, and New World

Online provides agreat opportunity for

shoppers to explore the recipe of the

week, grocery specials and dinner

inspiration.

To shop online with South Island New

World and PAK’nSAVE stores visit our

website: New World ­https://www.

newworld.co.nz/discover/onlineshopping.

PAK’nSAVE ­https://www.paknsave.

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North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

19

Covid impacts on volunteering

By DAVID HILL

Covid­19 has taken its toll on

volunteersacross the region.

Several localorganisations

have experienced areduction

of active volunteers following

last year’s Covid­19 lockdown.

Citizens AdviceBureau

North Canterburyco­ordinator

Theresa Evanssays her

organisation’s volunteer

numbers slumped by more

than one­third when sessions

resumed at the Rangiora

Library after lockdown.

‘‘During and after Covid we

lost alot of volunteers because

they wereworried and their

families were worried.’’

CAB North Canterburyis

processing five applications

following last month’s seriesof

volunteer expos, organised by

the Waimakariri District

Council community team.

‘‘Thisisour thirdintakein

the last 12 months. Normally

we only do it once ayear and

some yearswehaven’t needed

to do any recruitingatall

because normally we havea

very steadynumber of

volunteers,’’ Ms Evanssays.

Volunteer numbershave

improved, but there is still

plentyofroom for more, she

says.

The CAB runsthree sessions

aday, from Monday to Friday,

with volunteersworking in

pairs,meaningthereare 30

volunteer slotstofill each

week.

New recruits ... CAB North Canterbury has just taken on its third

intake of new recruits in 12 months, following areduction of active

volunteers due to Covid­19. Pictured are Victor Paul (left),

Adrienne McGowan, Julie Cloughley, Joanna Blair and Sue

Newick, who joined CAB earlier in the year.

PHOTO:FILE

Volunteers respond to all

sorts of enquiries, from

seekingaphone number to

relationship issues,toissues

withdrains and trainingis

provided.

‘‘You don’t have to know

everything, but you need to

knowwhere to find the

information,’’ shesays.

Community Wellbeing North

Canterbury’s Kaiapoi team

leader, Louise Griffiths, says

her organisation has been

fortunatetohave astable

number of volunteers.

‘‘Fromwhat I’ve heard,afew

volunteers and certainly older

people didn’tcome back after

lockdown, but from our point

of view, we haven’t had a

problem. I’ve got lots of

volunteers, but you can never

have too many.

‘‘We’re always keen to hear

from prospective volunteers

and we can always steer them

somewhereelse if we don’t

have the right role.’’

Waimakariri District

Council community

development facilitator

Wendy Howe says there are

multiple benefits from

volunteering,including

improving self­esteemand

wellbeing, and reducing social

isolation.

It can providework

experience for youngpeople

or those returning to the

workforce, while it allows

those who have retired to

remain active.

‘‘When you’ve had alife of

structure,ifyou haven’t

planned for retirementyou

canfeel lost. But volunteering

allows you stayactive and to

keep using your skillsina

reallypositive way.

‘‘Volunteeringisgoodfor

everybody. It’s goodfor the

individual, it’s good for the

organisationand it’sgood for

thecommunity.’’

Ms Howe says she is aware

of several organisations

seeking volunteers,including

BigBrothers Big Sistersof

North Canterbury, whichis

keen for more mentors,and

IHCNorthCanterbury, which

hasvacancies for its

friendship programme.

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20 North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

Don’t let pain

keep youdown

Book aphysio and get back to

the things youlovethis winter.

Winter is a time of year that invites us to slow down

to rest and renew. For some, it means getting out to

our favourite winter sports such as snowboarding or

skiing! However you choose to spend these shorter,

cooler days, it’s essential to keep your body moving.

For those who experience physical pain, that is easier

said than done.

Heat plays a crucial part in helping muscles and joints relax,

so it’s no surprise that the cold weather can make pain feel

worse, making it harder to stay active. Depending on what

causes your pain, there are some things you can do to help

manage it during winter. Aaron Searle, clinical lead at Habit

Health recommends the following:

• Spend a little extra time warming up before exercise.

• Get seven to eight hours of restful sleep each night.

• Eat plenty of nutrient-rich foods.

• Drink plenty of water, so you stay hydrated to help

protect your joints and muscles.

If the pain you’re experiencing is a little more complicated

than just cold weather, a physiotherapist could help. Physiotherapists

are trained health professionals who help address

and treat the pain that negatively impacts your daily life. They

provide you with the tools to help manage your pain so you

can get back to the things you love doing.

Habit Health has highly skilled physiotherapists trained in

musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and other problems causing

pain. As no two patients are the same, the Habit Health team

will assess your injury, your body, and your experience holistically

to ensure the treatment plan they provide is right for

your unique needs. The physio may also recommend and refer

you to another specialist who can support you on your pain

management journey.

Ultimately, your body is meant to move, so don’t let pain

get you down this winter. Book a physio and get back to the

things you love.

From the very bottom to the tippy-top, there’s a Habit Health

clinic near you. Look out for our local names, like Habit Rehab

and Southern Rehab.

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora Bridge Club:

Oxford Pairs: North/South:Noreen

Thompson/Fern McRae1,Junette

McIntyre/SueMcIlroy 2, Anne Dorans/

Robyn Dawson 3. East/West: Margaret

Fraser/David McRae 1, Beverley Brain/

Heather Waldron 2, Pat Green/Selwyn

Green 3.

Winter Pairs:N/S: Elizabeth Alabaster/

Marion Lomax 1, JudyBruerton/Jenny

Shore 2, Heather Waldron/ColleenAdam

3. E/W: KenJohns/Jan Roose 1, Janet

Apperley/Gaynor Hurford 2, Pat Green/

Helen Paterson 3.

Junior Evening:N/S: Anne Bagrie/Kate

Whitehead 1, Kerryn Lange/Karen

Manson 2, KK/Lindsay Sigglekow 3. E/W:

Desley Simpson/JudithRobinson 1, Stuart

Atkinson/WayneHutchings 2, Murray

Davis/SharynDavis 3.

Premier Pairs:N/S: Robin Hassall/Jenny

Hassall 1, SarahWaldron/Shirley Symns

2, DaveTocker/Sue McIlroy 3. E/W: Nikki

Luisetti/Richard Peter 1, Lynda Cameron/

Barry Smart 2, Owen Evans/Tony

Biddington 3.

Rangiora Golf Club:

9Hole competition, Stroke/ LGU/ Hills

and Thomas Trophy Round4:Ladies: Lyn

Muir 34 c/b, Sarah Rutherford 34, Jan

Moffatt 35, RitaMoore36.Men:Colin

Bowman 36 c/b, Ralph Sinclair 36,

Howard Thomas 37 c/b,John Gregan37,

Ray Terris38.

AmberleyGolf Club:

Men: DSmith 71,PCumming 72, RHack

73, WVan Zuylen 75, MHarris 75, N

Rhynd 75, KRayner 75. Ladies: J

Cumming74, JBishop 74, BScott 75.

Twos: JCumming, IHolding. Nett Eagles:

SPratt. ExcelDesign Longest Putt: B

Scott.

Mid Week Men: KGussetee 38, BYates35,

NReeves 35, SMilne 35. Twos: BGill, S

Milne.

Mid Week Women:BPettigrew72, J

Bishop 77, DYates 81. Longest Putt: J

Bishop. Nine holders: RKemp16putts,D

Edwards 17.

Waimakariri GorgeWomen’s Golf:

LGU &Putting: 18 Holes: Silver: JCollins

74.

Bronze I: LScott 75, JBlatch 76, LSteele

76, LSmith 76, MTeAwa 77,RPilbrow 78.

Bronze II: HChamberlain 78, VMcKenzie

80, KBush81, PRivers 82, GPottinger 82,

SGillespie 82.

Putting: IBeets­Huchshorn 29.9Holes:J

Jenkins 37, SFarrar 37, JSmith 41.

Putting: JJenkins 16.

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LIFESTYLE BLOCK LIVING

The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

23

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon

has called on the government to

consider the plight of lifestylers

following the recent flood event.

Lifestyle block holders were

left out of the government’s $4

million relief package to assist

with the costs of repairing

uninsurable land damage from

the May 31 flood.

Mr Gordon took the opportunity

to discuss the matter with Prime

Minister Jacinda Ardern in

Ashburton last month, including

raising the fact Waimakariri is

thought to have the largest

number of lifestyle blocks of any

district in New Zealand.

‘‘We have asignificant number

of lifestyle blocks in our district

and the Prime Minister was quite

taken by that. She indicated she

would look into it further.

‘‘I just don’t want them to be

forgotten about and I’ve been in

conversation with the North

Canterbury Rural Support Trust,

who are available to offer support

to lifestylers as well as farmers.

‘‘The Ministry of Primary

Industries (MPI) does areally

good job of supporting farmers,

but there is really no­one to

advocate for lifestylers.’’

Agovernment spokesperson

says lifestyle blocks do not ‘‘meet

current criteria for funding

assistance’’, but funding has been

made available to the Mayoral

Relief Fund.

Lifestyle advocate Cr Niki

Mealings established the Waimak

Lifestyle Block Group on

Facebook three years ago and

began holding regular meetings,

but says lifestylers continue to be

overlooked.

‘‘I think they are often an

afterthought whose purpose is

still poorly understood. Also,

they’re fairly unquantified at

present on anational level, so that

may explain why the sector is so

under­resourced.

‘‘MPI has recently begun to turn

its mind to lifestylers’ needs,

publishing guidance on feed

pressure and animal welfare

issues as well as mental health

support and financial support

options through WINZ and Inland

Revenue.’’

During last year’s lockdown Cr

Mealings began communicating

with MPI’s Canterbury animal

welfare officer, which is apositive

step.

Flood damage ... There are concerns lifestyle blocks are being forgotten

about in the wake of the recent flood event.

PHOTOS: FILE

‘‘But they’re not really geared

up for them. They are after all, the

Ministry for Primary Industries.’’

Since the beginning of last year

the Waimak Lifestyle Block

Group has been working on a

community based action to help

lifestylers to be better prepared

for future events.

In the meantime Cr Mealings

encourages lifestylers to sign up

for North Canterbury

Neighbourhood Support’s

(NCNS) ‘‘North Canterbury Gets

Ready’’.

‘‘The NCNS team did agreat job

helping disseminate important

information during the flood

event to those already registered

on Gets Ready. I’d like to see their

reach improve and really make

use of North Canterbury Gets

Ready’s capabilities.

‘‘When we were looking to

incorporate North Canterbury

Gets Ready into our lifestyle block

community­based Civil Defence

plan, we found it wasn’t quite

configured for how we needed to

use it, but we worked with NCNS

to find asolution that now means

that people can be connected into

the lifestyle block community

while still being part of their local

street group.’’

Niki Mealings

Simply choose ‘‘Waimak

Lifestyle Block Group’’ under

the‘‘resource’’ tab when setting

up an account on the Gets Ready

website.

Mr Gordon says he intends to

follow up with the Prime

Minister’s office .

Residents needing assistance

following the flood are

encouraged to contact the

Waimakariri District Council as

there may be limited funding

available through the Mayoral

Relief Fund.

Matariki market ... Sue, Hayden and Damien Ditford, from

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Farmers’ Market in 2019.

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Leadership role for Victoria

Oxford farmer Victoria Trayner

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role of associate director for

meat processor Alliance Group.

The new role has been

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Alliance Group chairperson

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‘‘Alliance Group is committed

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‘‘She certainly represents the

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Next generation farming leader ... Victoria Trayner has anew role with

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PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021 27

NZ Ag Show on track

for November return

By DAVID HILL

The New Zealand Agricultural

Show is on track to make a

return in November.

Planningisunder way for the

return of the country’s largest

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November 10 to 12, afterthe

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Whilethe main eventwas

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‘‘Thank you to everyone who

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within the Canterbury and the

A&P community, we are very

proudtoannouncethat the

show is happening this year and

that we have some very exciting

announcements to revealover

the months leading up to

Livestock competition ...

Oxford farmer Andrew Stokes

convened the beef cattle

competition held at Canterbury

Agricultural Park last year.

PHOTO: FILE

November.’’

Morethan 80 percent of the

trade sites havealready been

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28 North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

Stud breeding passion grows

By DAVID HILL

When the Holland family first moved to

Culverden in 2000, running sheep and

cattle studs was not on the horizon.

Alistair and Lissa Holland purchased

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2000 and moved to North Canterbury

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‘‘When we first came here the sheep

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‘‘As two­tooths, the Romney were just

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Romney. We had aRomney stud down

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Almost by accident the Holland family

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neighbour asked them if they could look

after his cattle.

‘‘We share­farmed them for him and

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‘‘We decided if we were going to be in

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‘‘The Charolais is afantastic marker.

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‘‘Terminals are well used in sheep, but

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30 The North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

Opportunity lost for Rangiora div 1teams

Rangiora's division 1men's and women's

hockey teams were disappointed to

come away without any points last

weekend, given their Harewood

opposition had lost several players due

to the national under­18 tournaments.

It showed the depth bigger clubs have,

with Harewood able to pull in players

from other grades, (including former

Canterbury representative players), to

field strong sides.

The Rangiora CBK women pushed

hard and created chances but couldn't

overcome atwo goal deficit.

Meanwhile Harewood showed its

experience in converting half chances

into goals, scoring three of its five goals

from penalty corners against the

Rangiora CBK men.

In lower grade action Rangiora

Korimako held off Southern United for a

narrow win in the Sunday super league

(SSL) championship, while Rangiora

Piwakawaka grabbed its best result of

the season in beating UC Athenians 3­0.

In the men's SSL championship

(division 3), two goals to Rik Roberts

gave the Rangiora Oddfellows awell

deserved draw against Waikirikiri

(division 2) in its league crossover game,

while the Colts went down to UC

Apache. The Rangiora­Hurunui Hares

missed achance to solidify aplace at the

top of the mid­week open (MWO)

women's division 1competition, paying

the price for taking the HSOB /Burnside

to team too lightly.

The Rangiora­Hurunui Hawks played

well in its 1­all draw with Hinemoa­

Kaiapoi, ateam several places higher on

the table.

The MWO women's division 3

competition is proving to be aclose one

with only 6points separating the teams

in 2nd (Hinemoa­Kaiapoi) and 6th

(Hawks).

The Rangiora AMWO men's team also

played alocal derby against Hinemoa­

Kaiapoi, prevailing in atight contest 3­2.

Meanwhile an out­of­sorts Allsorts team

had all the luck go against them in its

battle with Waikirikiri in the MWO

men's division 2competition.

Nothing seemed to go right at either

end of the turf. While creating some

good chances the team was unable to

close the gap after Waikirikiri built a

good lead.

Despite dominating for long periods of

the game, Rangiora's Platinum women’s

Ateam couldn't find the back of the net

against Waikirikiri. The visitors got

their goal from abreak out against the

run of play, and while Rangiora created

numerous chances, including several

penalty corners, they couldn't find their

way through the Waikirikiri defence and

their strong keeper.

Results

Division 1: Men ­Rangiora CBK 2

(Lachlan Miller 1, Damian Allerby 1) lost

to Harewood 5. Women ­Rangiora CBK

1(Claudia Petrie 1) lost to Harewood 2.

MVP: Malia Parsons.

Sunday Super League Championship:

Men ­Rangiora Colts 1(Justin Meyers 1)

lost to UC Apache 2. MVP: Joshua Ball.

Rangiora Oddfellows 2(Rik Roberts 2)

drew with Waikirikiri 2. MVP: Mike

Roberts. Women ­Rangiora Korimako 1

(Skye Trowbridge 1) beat Southern

United 0. MVP: Poppy Griffith­Jones.

Rangiora Piwakawaka 3(Sharlene Bush

1, Maddi Plimmer 1, Kala Ryan 1)

defeated UC Athenians 0. MVP: Tina

James.

Mid Week Open: Men ­Rangiora A3

beat Hinemoa­Kaiapoi Kauri 2.

Rangiora Allsorts 2(Jon Green 1, Shaun

Maxwell 1) lost to Waikirikiri Petrels 6.

On attack ... Kara Cairns signals for apass from Janayha Johnstone in the Platinum A

girls’ game against Waikirikiri Herons.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Women ­Rangiora Hurunui Hares 1

(Kelly Nicholson 1) lost to HSOB/

Burnside 2. Rangiora Hurunui Hawks 1

drew with Hinemoa­Kaiapoi Totara 1.

Platinum: Men ­Rangiora A1(Sam

Firth 1) lost to Avon Gold 15. MVP: Sam

Firth. Rangiora B2lost to Harewood 6.

Women ­Rangiora A0lost to Waikirikiri

Herons 1. MVP: Ella Kelman. Rangiora

B0lost to HSOB/Burnside 6.

Kwik Sticks 11­a­side: Boys ­Rangiora

Renegades 1(Logan Austin 1) lost to

Waikirikiri Harriers 6. MVP: Jonathan

Myall. Girls ­Rangiora Rascals 2

(Felicite Antoniuk­Newall 1, Olivia

Lander 1) drew with Avon/St Michaels

Swans 2. MVP: Cate Ambury.

Kwik Sticks 7­a­side: Boys ­Rangiora

Rampage 0lost to St Andrews Prep

School 5. Rangiora Rangers 3(Seth

Anders 1, Jamie Ryan 1, Josh Godinet 1)

defeated Avon/St Michaels Titans 2.

MVP: Jamie Ryan. Girls ­Rangiora

Rebels 1(Meg Dunn 1) beat Harewood

Dodgers 0. MVP: Danielle Petrie.

Rangiora Rainbows 4(Angie Mones­

Cazon 3, Ruby Taylor 1) beat Hornby 0.

MVP: Sophie Cartwright. Rangiora

Rubies 1lost to Southern United

Snapper 5.

Kiwi Sticks: Boys ­Rangiora Rogues 0

lost to Harewood 1. MVP: Benji Mones­

Cazon. Girls ­Rangiora Rabbits 6

(Catherine McKellow 5, Ashlee Harkess

1) beat Harewood 1. MVP: Athena

Vernall. Mini Sticks: Boys ­Rangiora

Roadsters 0lost to Marist Gorillas 5.

MVP: Fletcher George. Girls ­Rangiora

Rockets 11 (Shaylee Eastmond 4, Aimee

Dunlop 3, Adele Ferguson 2, Hazel

O'Steen 1) beat HSOB/Burnside Piglets

2. MVP: Shaylee Eastmond. Rangiora

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Kaiapoi family store endures

Blackwells Department Store

has weathered many storms

overthe years,none more so

thanthe 2010 Canterbury

earthquake.

Brothers Andrew and

Michael Blackwell were told at

5pm on September 4, 2010, that

their ‘‘1921 brickbuilding is

buggered’’, by structural

engineer WarrenLewis.

It could havemeant the end of

an era, but closing the storewas

never an option, managing

director Andrew Blackwell

says.

Andrew joined the firmin

1980, followed by his brother

Michael in 1988.In1993 the pair

became the fifth generationof

the familytorun the store.

Overthe years they have

continued to retaintheir loyal

customerbase and attract new

ones, overcoming somemajor

challenges along the way,

includingthe 2010 and 2011

earthquakes and lastyear’s

Covid­19 lockdown.

Following the September 4,

2010, earthquake, the store

temporarilyrelocated to two

locations in Kaiapoi,including

ashop on the Williams and

Hilton streetscornerand a

warehouse for the flooring

departmentatthe Shell garage,

now Mobile.

It took two years to build the

new building,with Bushnell

Builders, Wilkie&Bruce

Architects and Lewis &Barrow,

structuralengineers, as key

partners. The new storewas

finally opened in September

2014.

Lastyear’sCovid­19 lockdown

meant the storehad no choice

but to close its doors for the first

timeinits life for more than six

weeks.

But Andrew and Michael

haveshowntenacity and

determination, never losing

sight of their policyofproviding

customers with awide selection

of goodswith the emphasison

qualityand value.

Blackwells continues to have

strong links to the local

community, through sports,

local community groups,

business association and

servicegroups,and supporting

communityfundraising

initiatives.

Three generations ... George Blackwell (left), his grandson Henry

and son Joseph were the first three of the five generations to have

run Blackwells Department Store in its first 150 years. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Since the inception of the

Kaiapoi Art Expo 16 years ago,

Blackwells has been one of the

sponsors,with Andrew

Blackwellserving on the

founding committee.

Celebrations

to mark 150th

Blackwells Department Store is planning to

mark 150 years in business withaweek of

celebrations.

Events will be heldinstore all week from

September4to12, alate nightonThursday,

September9,with fashion parades, abest

dressed and other competitions.

For this celebrationyear, there will be

new brands andnew lookdepartments in

store.

Amuseum will be set up in store

showcasing the historyofBlackwells, and

the staff are keen to hear fromthe wider

community.

What storiesdoyou have?

Has your familyshopped with

Blackwells for generations?

How many?

Who is our oldest customer?

Do you have any stories to tell?

Blackwells would alsolike to hear from

any ex­staffmembers.

To mark its 150thanniversary,

Blackwells is sponsoring asculpture from

well­known New Zealandartist Andrew

Drummond, which will be placed alongthe

Kaiapoi River bank.

If you haveany storiestotell, contact

Blackwells Department Store on (03)

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North Canterbury News, July 15, 2021

31

Saracens claims the silverware

RUGBY

By LINDSAY KERR,

PETER WILLIAMS

AND DAYLESUTHERLAND

Positionsswappedatthe top of

the North Canterbury division

one rugby table when Saracens

beat Kaiapoi 20­18on

Saturday.

The shock of the round was

Ashley beating Glenmark­

Cheviot 27­32. The combined

side’s presence in the semi

finals is nowslim. Hurunui

kept itself in contention

beating Ohoka, while Oxford

beat Woodend by default.

Points afterround six of

seven: Saracens 26, Kaiapoi 25,

Oxford 19,Ashley16, Hurunui

15, Glenmark 11,Ohoka 10,

Woodend 1.

Kaiapoi vSaracens

Placards along the Saracens

supporters’ sideline

congratulating ‘Goody’ was

inspiration not only to flanker

Nathan Goodwin,playing his

150thmatch, but for the whole

team.

He turnedinan

inspirationalperformancein

an enthralling top­of­the­table

encounter, withthe lead

changingthroughoutthe

match.

Saracens was the first to

score, courtesy of aRicky Allin

penalty, but Kaiapoi hitback

when fullback Reuben Tiweka

collected an attacking

Saracens kick, usedhis speed

to beat one player and then put

LoganBell in the clear to run

half the lengthofthe field to

score.

Apenaltyonthe strokeof

half­time gaveKaiapoi at 8­3

lead at half time.

Kaiapoipaid dearly for a

number of errors in the second

half.After twicefailing to find

touchafter being awarded

defensive penalties, the

Saracens backscontrivedto

put the hard­running Hadrian

Jackson into ahole for atry

whichAllin converted.

Kaiapoistruckback when

Tiweka scored in the corner

with aspectacular dive as he

grounded the ball millimetres

from the corner.

Corey Simpson replaced

Allin and took over the goalkicking,

scrambling the ball

over thecrossbar to tie the

match up 13­all.

Kaiapoitookthe leadwhen

substitute Lance Taylorcross

for atry, but Kerran Jenkins

scored atry for Saracens

leavingSimpsontoconvert for

a20­18 win.

Thetireless Jarred Gilmore

was the pick of the Kaiapoi

forwards, matching Goodwin’s

effortsfor Saracens. But it was

the visitors who took away the

valued silverware winning the

covetedDeansTrophyand the

Bates Cup,whichisplayedfor

annually between the two

teams. Barring amajor upset

next week, Saracens will

almost certainlyadd the Colin

Rowlands Trophyfor the

North Canterbury only

competition.

Scoreboard: Kaiapoi 18

(Logan Bell, Reuben Tiweka

and Lance Taylor, tries,Taine

Jacobs­Lawson apenalty) lost

to Saracens20(Hadrian

Jackson and Kerran Jenkins,

tries.Ricky Allinapenalty and

conversion,Corey Simpson 1

penalty, 1conversion.

Glenmark­Cheviot

toppled

Glenmark­Cheviotlooked

comfortably placed with a

24­10 half­time advantageover

Ashley at Loburn Domain.

The combined side

dominated the opening

exchanges, scoring threefirsthalf

tries, withtwo to John

Broad and onetoJordie Gray.

Brook Retallickconverted all

three tries and added apenalty

as Glenmark­Cheviot raced out

to a24­3lead and thingslooked

ominous for Ashley. Nobody

told live wirefullback Luke

Gold, who latched on to a

backline movement, one that

started50metres from the

Glenmark line and scorednear

the postsfor KorbynGray to

convert. The new momentum

never leftthe Ashley unit as

they played as acomplete unit.

Gray scoredfive minutes

into the secondspellbefore

Gold was backinthe action,

this time backing himself 30

metres out withlittlewriggle

room to workin.

On the run ... Inspirational Saracens flanker, Nathan Goodwin on

the burst in his 150th match for his team.

PHOTO: LEONIE HANCOX

Moments laterJosh

Duckworth bullied his way

over to score and Gray added

the conversionasAshley had

grabbed thelead.

Predictably Glenmark­

Cheviotfoughtits way backand

with full time beckoning

camped in the Ashley 22, but

Ashley’s defenceheld.

Gold was again astar in the

Ashley performance, while

Hooker LouisJames was

always in thethick of it and

substitute loosieNick Sim

made an immediate impact.

Returning from injury, Jacob

Vincent was astand out player

in the Glenmarkeffort while

Mike Keane in the centres was

always dangerous when

gaining the ball.

Scoreboard: Ashley32(Luke

Gold 2, Josh Duckworth tries.

Korbyn Gray atry, 3

conversions, 2penalties) beat

Glenmark­Cheviot 27 (John

Broad2,JordieGray tries,

BrookRetallick 3conversions,

2penalties).

Hurunuiwins

Alarge crowd assembled at the

Culverdengroundsto

celebrate Club Day and

Hurunui’slatest centurion

Andrew Murdoch's 100games.

But the visitors soon

silenced theFlintoff

Contracting stand and shottoa

14­pointlead.

Ohoka dominatedpossession

and territory and was ableto

capitalise on the space

generated out wide with three

tries sharedbyoutside pairing

Ethan McDuffand Jade

Nukunuku.

The home sideclung on and

fought backwithtwo tries,one

to Murdoch.

Ohoka was verysettled in its

gameand pushedontoextend

the lead 24­14 at the break.The

homeside regrouped,and the

lockingduo of LukeRomano

and Flynn Crean started

rolling down the field.

Enjoying much needed

possession and territory and

being spurredonbyavocal

homecrowd, centreHunter

Johnson crossed to narrow the

margin. Apenalty shortly after

hadthe scoredlocked up at

24­all. Ohoka’s ScottAllin was

unlucky not to score after being

held up over the line

Hurunuigained lead with a

penalty to Digby Heard and in

thefinalmoments Hurunui

crossed again to pushout the

score to 34­24,inwhatwas an

otherwise tightly contested

match.

Scoreboard: Hurunui 34

(Andrew Murdoch, Cale Dobby,

Hunter Johnson, Jack Philips

tries, Digby Heard 4

conversions, 2penalties)beat

Ohoka 24 (Jade Nukunuku 2,

Ethan McDuff tries, ScottAllin,

3conversions, 1penalty) .

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RUGBYSUB UNION DRAW

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allowing the club to start the revamp of

its bowling green.

Club president Tina Steele says the

redevelopment will be agame­changer.

‘‘We are over the moon to have the

council’s support.

‘‘If we didn’t get the loan, we wouldn’t

know where to go next, or if this project

would have been possible. We are

stoked.’’

The club plans to have its new allweather

green with surrounding

greenery, finished by the end of the year.

It received funding from Rata

Foundation, Mainland Foundation and

TAB New Zealand, along with $65,000 it

raised through community fundraising.

“An incredible amount of work went

into the fundraising for this project. It

just goes to show what asmall community

can achieve and what we can overcome

together,’’ Tina says.

‘‘We raised ahuge amount of money.

The support we had from the wider

community was amazing.

‘‘We had several obstacles to overcome,

some thought we would never make it

when faced with the costs and Covid­19,

but we kept pushing.’’

Waikari

Hospital

Centennial

The Waikari Hospital will celebrate its

100th birthday on September4.

Plans by the Friends of the Waikari

Hospital to mark the milestone last

yearwere derailed by Covid­19.

But with alittle morecertainty in

2021, the organisers have decided to go

ahead with the celebrationsthis year.

The hospital has been providing

extra comforts for patients and

improving facilities since 1984.

Aluncheon will be held in the

Waikari Memorial Hall.

The hospital will be open to the

public for anyone who wants to walk

through it in the morning.

To register go to sites.google.com/

view/Waikari­hospital­100 or email

waikari100@gmail.com.

Culverden

club day

Culverden hosted its final club day

for the 2021 season last Saturday.

In Senior Section 1Waiau Awas

too strong for Glenmark B, winning

31­21.

Astrong Cheviot Abeat Culverden

A31­16.

Results for Senior Section 2:

Hawarden A39Cheviot B17, Waiau

Black 32 Hanmer B12, Hanmer A40

Waiau White 14.

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Wanted To Buy

35

ANTIQUES &COLLECTABLES

WANTED TO BUY

FROM $10 TO $100,000

Collections, EstateLots, SingleItems

payuptofollowing prices:

Old Hotel Beer Signs, DB, Speights, etc. $300.

Petrol Pumps $10,000. Oil Bottles, Petrol Oil Hand

Pumps, Enamel advertising signs $3,000. Metal

tractor seats $100. ArcadeGames, Pinball, Flipper

Ball Games, One Arm Bandit Poker Machines

$1,000. Ships Lights andBrass Port Holes $500.

Ships Wheels $2,000. Glass Buoys, Life Rings,

Oars, small Clinker Dinky $1,500. Joinery and

Builders Tools, Glue Pots, Oil Cans, Scribes, Levels,

Plum Bobs, Screwdrivers, Chisels, Lath, Brace

Bits, Screws, old boxes screws, Vice Workbench,

TacHammers, Levels. Gold and Silver Jewellery,

Sovereigns $700. Gold $2,500 ozs. Bracelets,

Chains, Silver Tea Service $5,000. Candlestick,

Statutes, marble and bronze $3,000. Paintings,

Oak Gilt frames, Furniture.

Old Toys, Dinky, tin

plate, wound-up Money Boxes, collections, etc.

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What’s happening in your

community…

Waimakariri Libraries Ditch Overdue Fines

Anyone with asecret stash of overdue library books

can breathe asigh of relief, with Waimakariri

Libraries permanently removing late fines for all

members. All outstanding fines for returned books

have also been wiped from library cards.

District Libraries Manager, Paula Eskett says that

by erasing overdue fines, they hope to welcome

back many hibernating library members.

“As librarians, our value is providing great service

and opportunities for our community to connect,

not chasing and processing fines.

“When we looked at the staff time taken to process

charges wefound that in alot of cases, the cost

of dealing with fines and taking payment was as

much or more than the fine was actually worth.”

Most libraries in New Zealand have dropped late

fines for under 18’s, however Waimakariri joins a

small but growing number to extend apermanent

fines free scheme to all ages.

Paula says that library staff will be ringing

members who still have overdue or lost books

on loan, with the good news that charges will be

waived once items are returned.

Some charges and fees will remain in place for

permanently lost or damaged items, as well as

DVDs, music CDs and new release books for adults.

Rangiora Racecourse

Resource Consent Declined

Commissioners have declined the Taggart

Earthmoving Ltd Rangiora Racecourse resource

consent application.

Thecommissionerswere consideringaresource

applicationfrom Taggart EarthmovingLtd who

applied to EnvironmentCanterbury (ECan)and

Waimakariri District Council forconsents to establish,

maintain and operate an aggregatequarrylocated at

theRangiora Racecourse in Rangiora.

The resource consent applications were jointly

notified on 31 October 2020 and 404 submissions

were received. Sixty two submitters wished tobe

heard in support of their submission, 394 were in

opposition, nine supported and one was neutral.

The decision from commissioners is in line with the

recommendation from the external planning officer

for both ECan and the Council applications who

recommended the consents be declined.

The commissioners noted: "Primarily we have

concluded that the risks and potential risks to

groundwater contamination and contamination of

drinking water supplies down-gradient of the site

are unacceptable."

Full information can be found on ECan’s website -

ecan.govt.nz

2021 MULTICULTURAL COOKINGCLASS SERIES

Want to learn to cookdifferent

and interesting dishes from

other cultures?

Global Locals ofWaimakariri (GLOW) in apartnership with

the Waimakariri District Council are hosting a10-week

MulticulturalCooking Class Series.

26 July –29September2021 | 5.30-7.30pm

‣Kaiapoi High School

‣ RangioraNew Life School

If cost is a concern,phone CarolynBoswell on 027 293 3407

or email globallocalsofwaimakariri@gmail.com todiscuss a

possible discount.

Register at humanitix.com

English Language Classes

Is English your second language?

Come along toour classes to improve

your speaking and listening skills.

We cover some interesting topics in afriendly

and welcoming space with opportunities to

socialise with your classmates too.

When

31 July to 25 September 2021

10am-1pm

Where

Rangiora Town Hall Function Room

303 High Street, Rangiora

Cost

Classes are free

For more information or to register

Julie Cloughley |Tutor

Email: cloughju@hotmail.com

Phone: 027 403 8245

For more info

waimakariri.govt.nz/migrants-and-newcomers

$20

per class

&student

Have You Registered

Your Dog Yet?

By now you should have received your

2021-22 dog registration application.

If you haven’t please contact us on0800 965 468

or email office@wmk.govt.nz toupdate your records.

To avoid penalties, pay your annual dog registration

by 31 July 2021.

All dog registrations can be paid online at

waimakariri.govt.nz or at our service centres in

Oxford, Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

If youare paying by internet banking, please use the first

animal ID numberlisted on theform as areference.

Register now at:

waimakariri.govt.nz/dogs

KAIAPOI LIBRARY GAMING CLUB

Enjoy amix of board, cardand

console gamesinawelcoming

environment foreveryone!

EveryThursdayfrom15July

3.00pm –4.30pm

Upstairs in Meeting Room 1

Find out more

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

03 311 8901


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Waimakariri Libraries presents a

DINOMITE two weeks of KidsFest Fun.

Come on in for some ROARSOME

entertainment for the whole family!

From magicians toquizzes 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 10July to 25 July

Find out more

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

Saturday 10 July -

Sunday 25 July 2021

Free

Face Pa inting

Free

Face Pa inting

with Snowdrop at

the Kaiapoi Domain

Friday 16 July

11.00 am -1.00 pm

Friday 23 July

11.00 am -1.00 pm

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR ON

AND OFF-LICENCES

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Scott Management Services

Ltd t/as New World Kaiapoi

has made application

to the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora for

the renewal of an On and

Off Licence in respect of

the premises situated at

52 Charles St, Kaiapoi or

the Supermarket known as

New World Kaiapoi.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Supermarket.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be) sold

under the licence are 7am

to 10pm, 7daysaweek.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Buying,

Selling,

Wanted

Whatever

you’re

after, you

can findit

in our

classified

section -

advertise

today!

Phone

Amanda on

313 2840

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Alexandra Asset Holdings

Ltd has made application

to the District Licensing

Committee at Rangiora

for the renewal of an Off

Licence in respect of the

premises situated at 52

Main St, Oxford known

as Fresh Choice Oxford.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Supermarket.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended

to be) sold under the

licence are Monday to

Sunday 7am to 10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Public Notices

WarMemorial Hall

1AlbertStreet, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 1–Keeping everyone safe

Dear Clients and prospective clients,

•WeARE open and ready to provide you with

budgeting supportand advice.

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

by appointment only.

•Wewillbeabletosee walk-in clients. Please phone

first

•Home visits are by arrangement only.

•Wewill trytocontinue advocating on your behalf

with WINZ, banks, creditors etc.

•Weregularly workwith other supportagencies and

food banks; to provide you with additional

assistance.

Phone: 03 313 3505

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

Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

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

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

please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

Licensing Committee

at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

• Confirmation of Officers • General Business 2400414

Any person who is

entitled to object and

who wishes to object to

the issue of the licence

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

may, not later than 15

working days after the “GOOD NEWS”

date of the publication of

In Exodus33:18 Mosesaskedthe LORD God to show

this notice, file anotice

him HIS glory.Whatreally is GOD’sglory?

in writing of the objection

In verse19GODreplies“Iwillmake allmygoodness

with the Secretary of

Licensing Committee the Waimakariri District

pass before you, and Iwill proclaim the name of the

at Private Bag 1005, Licensing Committee LORD before you, and willbegracioustowhomIwill

Rangiora.

at Private Bag 1005, be gracious, and will show mercy on whom Iwill

No objection to the renewal Rangiora.

showmercy”. There is thereforemoretoGOD’sglory

of alicence may be made No objection to the than just abrightlight.

in relation to amatter other renewal of alicence may

2399651

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the Sale and

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. specified in section 131

This is the second of the Sale and Supply of

publication of this notice. Alcohol Act 2012.

Wanted To Rent

This notice was first

This is the firstpublication

published on 8th July 2021.

2397237v2

of this notice.

URGENTLY REQUIRED

2399939v1

Farm cottage or similar,

North Canterbury Mini Bus Trust 2-3 bedroom, by responsible,

AGM

mature, professional female

The Annual General Meeting of the North Canterbury with clean, tidy habits.

Mini Bus Trust will be held in the Meeting Room

Long term and not prepared to

Rangiora Public Library at11.00am on Thursday 5 th

August 2021.

share. Also require 3-4 acres

Business

for grazing sensible horses.

• Apologies • Minutes of last AGM

• Chairman’s report • Annual Accounts to 31/3/21

Ph 027 472 6391.

2395366

Cars Wanted

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

other types considered, any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

Firewood

SPLIT Old Man Pine 3.7m

@$260, Split Hardwood

Mix 3.7m @$360. Mobile

021 993 497 Paul.

Garage Sales

OTAKI Street, Kaiapoi,

Saturday 17th and Sunday

18th July. Massive garage

& household clean out,

signs out 9am each day.

The Widest Music Variety

Tune in nowtolistenon104.9 North Canterbury

and103.7 Hanmer Springs andKaikoura

2300807

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

Firewood

DRY WATTLE two years

old, $700 6m2. Dry old

man pine, $550 6m2. Phone

03 312 8726 Rangiora.

FREE firewood from trees

that are felled in Rangiora

area. Suit retired men with

chainsaw. Ph021 358 593.

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

Wanted To Rent

MATURE woman seeks

long term, nicely kept 2-3

bdrm, spacious home in

Rangiora or surrounding

areas, max rent $370, excel

refs. Ph Julie 020 420 2712.


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Applications forthe role close on Friday 16 July 2021.

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CHICKEN SHIFTERS

required for 2weeks work,

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Property Wanted

WANTED TO BUY

2/3 bedroom

house in Kaiapoi

urgently wanted

by motivated cash

buyers who are

willing to pay you

agood price. Save

yourself the hassle

of open homes and

real estate fees.

2393289v2

Ph: :021 101 4046

WANTED TO BUY: lifestyle

block, any size house,

anywhere considered, privacy

is key, preferably won’t

have to sell akidney for.

Text/leave amessage with

details to 027 787 9648 and

will call back.

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• confident using acomputer

• happy to research client enquiries

then you are apotential CAB volunteer

We provide our volunteers with extensive and

ongoing training, and amentorship programme.

Formore information phone us on 03 313 8822,

email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz or visit our

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Applications close on 26 July 2021

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Situations Vacant

MOBIL AMBERLEY

8hour parttime positionfor amotivated

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semiretired or University Student.

Includescashier duties,sales &

assisting customers.

Computer &communication skills

wouldbeanadvantage.

Phone Andrew 021 355 890

2398062

2400151

Landfill -

Operator/Driver

Canterbury Waste Services provides resource

recovery, waste transport and waste disposal

services in Canterbury.

Canterbury Waste Services is seeking a

fit, versatile team player, preferably with

heavy plant operating experience, willing to

learn all aspects of waste disposal and civil

construction works at the Kate Valley Landfill

in North Canterbury. The position is part ofa

dedicated team involved in the operational

aspects of earthworks construction and waste

disposal, in asafeand environmentally secure

manner.

If you areanexperienced multi-skilled operator,

driver or relatively new to the construction

industry, thenwewouldliketohearfrom you

Youwill need thefollowing attributes:

• Possess appropriate licences tooperate

heavymachinery–Classes 1&4.

• Ideally have experience in the operation

of heavy earth moving machinery.

• Bephysically fit.

• Bereliable and trustworthy.

• Haveinitiative andapositive attitude.

• Haveawillingnesstolearn.

• Enjoy working as part of a productive

team.

• The ability and willingness to work within

the variable timeframes required by the

CWS operation.

• Apositive, friendly attitude andoutlook.

Theclosing datefor applicationsis5.00 pm on

Monday 26 July 2021. To obtainanapplication

form andjob description, pleasecontact:

CanterburyWasteServices

PO Box 142, Amberley 7441

Attention: Linda Chandler

or email: lindac@cws.co.nz

or telephone03359 1800

CanterburyWaste Services has aZero

Tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the

workplace and undertakes preemployment

andrandom testing.

Community Service Programme

Supervisor –Part time

The R13 Youth Development Trust is looking for

a‘Part-time Programme Supervisor’

Job Responsibilities will involve:

•Supervision of up to four at risk youth/

rangatahi

•Saturday or Sunday, may include week days

school holidays, starting in Kaiapoi at 8.30am

providing supervision from 9am till 1pm

•Anadditional hour will be provided on return

to clean and wash vehicle

•Toestablish asupportive relationship with the

young person.

Afull NZ Driver’s license is essential, and aNZ

Police check will be required.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by

Friday 30 th July to Craig Reynolds:

renno@xtra.co.nz

R13 Youth Development Trust

Livestock

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&Wild Game

Meat Processing

313 0022

2309602MEAT2U.NZ

Educational

2400471

2399448

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

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online from your home.

Each student on an individually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

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for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

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or 022-619-8163.

You can also visit

our website:

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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

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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.

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.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restoration,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

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.

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glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

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03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

KITCHEN, bathroom,

renovations,decking,

pergolas,fencing. Honest

reliable licenced builders.

Ph Don 027 727 9162.

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.

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Art expo returns to Waimakariri

The Corcoran French Kaiapoi Art Expo

is back this year with an event filled

weekend on July 24 and 25.

The popular art expo will be joined by

Blackwell’s Fire &Ice Festival on

Saturday. Last year’s expo went virtual to

meet Covid restrictions.

Organisers are looking forward to

hosting the 4000 visitors that attend the

weekend show, and the Saturday Have­

A­Go where members of the public can

try their hand at avariety of art mediums.

Felting, printmaking, pottery, painting

and weaving are just some of the

activities that visitors can have agoat.

This year’s guest artist is Kim

Henderson, aceramic artist who creates

clay masterpieces using aunique method

developed from her background in

design.

Kim creates colourful surface designs

with glazes painted on to ahard surface.

Sheets of paper clay are then pressed

on to the glaze and the patterned sheets

are shaped into vessels.

Big pots are her speciality but she also

creates jewellery and tiles.

‘‘The influence of my design

background comes through strongly,’’ she

says.

‘‘Much of my past work has reflected

the seaside upbringing Ihad in Golden

Bay, with sea /water themes being at the

Featured artist ... Guest artist Kim

Henderson in her Fossil Point Cafe and

Gallery with one of her pots.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

forefront, but more recently Ihave mixed

it up with the pure enjoyment of using

bold patterns and colour­play.’’

Kim has won many awards for her

ceramic work in New Zealand and the

United States.

Paintings by Kim will also be available

at the expo as well as over 800 artworks

from 125 artists.

Among the 125 artists are 83 returning

artists with four artists who have

exhibited at every single expo since its

inception 15 years ago.

Look out for panels from Paul Smith,

Ruby Whitty, Elizabeth Ross, of Kaiapoi,

and Karin Werner, of Loburn.

They are all painters, but there the

similarity ends as all display unique

qualities that help to make their work a

source of admiration and will no doubt

sell well on opening night.

To add to the festivities of this special

annual event the town will be lit up for

the occasion by All Together Kaiapoi

with the ‘‘Light Up Kaiapoi’’ project

providing lights for every retail business

and across the bridge.

The Pak’n’Save Rangiora Kaiapoi

School Art Expo has 14 schools entered

this year, ensuring awelcome

opportunity to see the talent amongst the

district’s youth.

Selecting the John Rhind People’s

Choice Award will be apopular activity

for visitors once again along with the

raffle with artworks donated from Ruby

Whitty, Angela Mole, Quilliam Collister,

Kay Whiting and Elizabeth Ross.

FESTIVAL CALENDAR

Saturday24thJuly

10am to 2pm:

Art on the Quay,

Kaiapoi Museum,

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.

10am to 5pm:

Kaiapoi Art Expo,

Kaiapoi ClubRiverviewLounge.

12.30pm to 3.30pm:

IceSculpting,

Blackwell's car park.

5pm to 8pm:

NightMarket,

Food&CraftStalls,

Christchurch Fire Poi Performers,

Live Latin Guitar Music,

Blackwell'scar park.

Sunday25th July

10am to 5pm:

Kaiapoi Art Expo,

Kaiapoi ClubRiverviewLounge.

1pm to 4pm:

Art on the Quay,

Kaiapoi Museum,

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi CivicCentre.

Both evenings:

All TogetherKaiapoi is running

the ‘‘Light Up’’ project, providing

lanterns forretail business on

Williams Street.

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KAIAPOI ART EXPO

SATURDAY 24&SUNDAY 25JULY •10AM -5PM

RIVERVIEW LOUNGE, KAIAPOI CLUB

GUEST ARTIST KIM HENDERSON •GOLD COIN ENTRY

Come check out over 800 artworks from 125 artists all

under one roof including painting, photography, ceramic,

woodwork and more. PLUS for something alittle different

Have-A-Go yourself at weaving, painting, pottery and

more onSaturday all at the Kaiapoi Club.

www.kaiapoiartexpo.co.nz

PAK’N SAVE RANGIORA SCHOOL EXPO

Ashley Rakahuri

Ashgrove

Kaiapoi Borough

Kaiapoi High

Kaiapoi North

North Loburn

Oxford Area

Rangiora Borough

Rangiora New Life

St Joseph’s

Catholic Rangiora

St Patrick’s

Swannanoa

Te Kura oTuahiwi

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SATURDAY 24 JULY from 5PM-8PM

OUTSIDE BLACKWELL’S DEPARTMENTSTORE


Warming up aKaiapoi winter’sevening

Blackwells Department Store is

lighting up winter in Kaiapoi

once again with the Fire &Ice

Festival.

After last year’s event was

called off due to Covid­19, the

Blackwells Fire &Ice Festival

is back on Saturday, July 24, to

coincide with the Kaiapoi Art

Expo.

The event has become an

annual fixture to light winter,

since Blackwells reopened in

its new building after the 2010

earthquakes.

Auckland artist Victor

Cagayat will once again ‘‘weave

his magic’’, by turning blocks of

ice into sculptures in the

Blackwells car park between

12.30pm and 3.30pm, Andrew

Blackwell says.

Then in the evening from 5pm

to 8pm, the sculptures will be lit

up and the Blackwells car park

will be lined with awide variety

of food and craft stalls. There

will also be Santiago playing his

popular Latin guitar music and

fire performers, to ensure afun

night out for all ages.

Andrew has long been afan of

art and has served on the

Kaiapoi Art Expo organising

committee, so is pleased to be

able to offer the Fire &Ice

Festival for the community, to

coincide with the art expo.

The expo is agood way to

celebrate the talented artists in

Kaiapoi and in the wider

district, while the festival offers

achance for the community to

get together at atime of year

when there are not as many

much happening.

‘‘It makes it agood evening

out for the family, and

especially the children in the

middle of winter, and there’s

mulled wine for the adults to

warm everything up on acold

evening,’’ Andrew says. ‘‘It’s a

really good weekend for art

lovers in the community with

the art expo on next door (in the

Kaiapoi Club).’’

Victor Cagayat has been a

regular in Kaiapoi since the

Fire &Ice Festival was

established.

‘‘He’s amazing. He originally

comes from South East Asia

and used to carve in wood.

These days he gets flown all

over New Zealand and works

with ice,’’ Andrew says. ‘‘But

not just any ice. It has to be able

to withstand the chainsaw and

chisel.

‘‘We initially used to get it

from Auckland and then we

brought it up from Queenstown,

but now we source it from

Christchurch and Kaiapoi New

World, over the river from us, is

kind enough to store it in its

freezer.’’

The fire performers will

provide acombination of

spinning fire poi, fire sticks,

fire hula hoops and fans.

Andrew has organised the food

stalls to ensure there is awide

variety of options to suit

different tastes.

Family affair ... Andrew (left)

and Michael Blackwell admire one

of Victor Cagayat’s ice sculptures

at aprevious Blackwells Fire &Ice

Festival.

PHOTO: FILE

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

TO THE KAIAPOI CLUB.

Situated in the Heart of Kaiapoi

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