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Life or death mission to fetch

community defibrillator

• By Susan Sandys

MICHAEL OAKLEY was

perhaps given the most

important instruction of his

life recently, when he was told

to go and fetch a community

defibrillator.

Melissa Scarlett gave him

the directive, as she was

performing cardiopulmonary

resuscitation on her father

Tony Scarlett at the family’s

Hororata farm.

“It was: ‘S**t, I think I know

where the defibrillator is,’ but

I’m not sure,” Oakley said.

That was his thought as he

ran and jumped into his car

and drove towards the township.

He ultimately succeeded in

the challenge, resulting in the

survival of 69-year-old Tony,

who had been working on the

family farm when he had a

cardiac arrest and collapsed.

Oakley is now urging anyone

who does not know where their

local community’s defibrillator

is located, to find out.

The life or death story began

1.48pm on July 20. That was

the time that Oakley got a call

from a friend, who had just

been talking to Tony on the

phone. • Turn to page 7

‘It was two, maybe three

goes before we got his

heart to start again, he

started to breathe’

– Michael Oakley

LIFESAVER: Michael Oakley (left) retrieved the Hororata community defibrillator from the township’s garage, just in time

to revive Tony Scarlett, pictured with wife Jean.

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between life and death. Luck,

and people being in the right

place at the right time, can

mean all the difference.

On page 1 today, we report

on fantastic teamwork that

saved the life of 69-year-old

Tony Scarlett on a Hororata

farm.

Tony was working on

the family farm when he

had a heart attack and collapsed.

As his daughter Melissa

tried to resuscitate him,

a message got through

to Michael Oakley on a

neighbouring farm that

they needed the township’s

defibrillator and they needed

it quick.

What transpired was a

good news story as we say

in the trade – one that had a

happy ending.

Michael got the critical

piece of equipment needed

to save Tony’s life and the

rest is now history.

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• By Susan Sandys

THE PROPOSED Rolleston

overbridge in its current form

would isolate many Jones Rd

businesses and divide Izone from

the town centre, say businesses

opposed to the plan.

About 35 representatives of the

various trades and services met

on Thursday as they prepared to

form an action group and collate

an alternative proposal.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

Agency is seeking

the views

of the public

on highway

improvements,

including the

plans for a

flyover bridge

between Rolleston township and

the industrial hub.

The $125 million project

for Rolleston is part of the

Government’s $12 billion New

Zealand Upgrade Programme

launched last year, which

includes a $300 million package

for Canterbury.

The two-lane overbridge is

proposed to cross State Highway

1 from Rolleston Drive to

Hoskyns Rd.

Following the meeting on

Thursday, a committee is being

established to develop and design

an alternative plan.

Spokesperson Allicia Bernie

said NZTA’s proposal as it stood

had major shortcomings.

“It would have severe negative

implications on the Jones

Rd business community as the

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Opposition group to develop

alternative roading plan

Allicia Bernie

Southern

access to

industrial area

and key freight

route.

WALKERS RD

DUNNS CROSSING RD

New dual lane

roundabout at SH1/

Dunns Crossing

Road/ Walkers Road

Southern access to

Rolleston.

WARDS RD

TWO CHAIN RD

Southern

access to

Rolleston town

centre.

ROLLESTON

DR STH

BROOKSIDE RD

LINK DR

LOWES RD

HOSKYNS RD HOSKYNS RD

KIDMAN ST

TENNYSON ST

LINK DR

ROLLESTON DR NTH

IPORT DR

LOWES RD

JONES RD

MASEFIELD DR LINCOLN ROLLESTON RD

SPRINGSTON ROLLESTON RD

NEW FLYOVER

NEW SERVICE LANE

MAIN COMMUTER AND FREIGHT ROUTE

LOCAL ACCESS

NEW ROUNDABOUT

Southbound

alternative access

via service lane to

Rolleston town

centre.

Northern

access to

industrial area.

Key freight

route.

Access

from

Lincoln.

planned road closure would stop

traffic flow from the area and

would see a decrease in financial

turnover for many.

“Communication has not been

effective as there are a lot of businesses

and residential property

owners who are still unaware of

this proposal and the affect that

LEVI RD

WEEDONS

ROSS RD

Weedons

Interchange:

northern

access to

Rolleston.

Key route

to/from

Christchurch,

via the

Weedons Road

interchange.

WEEDONS RD

WEEDONS RD

•HAVE YOUR

SAY: Do you

support or

oppose NZTA’s

plans for the

Rolleston

flyover bridge?

Email susan.

sandys@

starmedia.kiwi

Waka Kotahi

NZ Transport

Agency is

proposing

a range of

upgrades as

part of the

flyover plan.

it will have on them,” Bernie

said.

NZTA has at least one more

consultation session planned

for August 11, 3-5pm, at Selwyn

Sports Centre.

People can also send

feedback to rollestonflyover@

nzta.govt.nz

NEWS 3

In Brief

DRIVERS NOT STOPPING

Police apprehended 36 drivers

in one hour, for not stopping,

at the Selwyn and Shands

Rd intersection on Sunday

afternoon. Senior Sergeant

Dean Harker said police were

then called to a crash at an

intersection in Prebbleton,

where a car failed to stop at a

stop sign. No-one was injured.

CAR STOLEN

A blue 1999 Subaru Legacy

was stolen from a Rolleston car

yard on Jones Rd on Wednesday

night. A person in a grey

sweatshirt was seen in the area

at the time. Cameras observed a

black SUV and someone wearing

a similar shirt the same night in

the Maitland Cres area, where

property was stolen from cars.

CHARITY FUNDRAISERS

The 50th annual Lions Club

of Ellesmere Charity Golf

Tournament raised more than

$38,000. The proceeds will go

to the Ellesmere Golf Club, for

the purchase of a new mower,

and the Ellesmere Heritage

Park Trust, for the resiting and

restoration of an 1870s house

at Leeston. Meanwhile, Lincoln

HQ raised more than $2000 for

Ronald McDonald House last

week. The bar and restaurant

held a Host a Roast event. “It

was a great turnout,” owner

Chrystal Boyne said.

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NEWS

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Halkett connection to Fiordland

• By Susan Sandys

A SCIENTIFIC expedition has

found a cave in a remote part of

Fiordland where survivors of a

shipwreck may have sheltered.

A team from Willowbank

Wildlife Reserve was looking

for the elusive South Island

kōkako when they chanced upon

the cave in Chalky Inlet last

month.

The cave had a drawing of

a galleon vessel and what is

believed to be the names of its

mariners etched underneath. The

remains of an old cannon were

discovered nearby.

“You can’t help

but wonder the

history behind

those names,

why those men

were there and

what happened

to them,”

Michael

Willis

Willowbank

managing

director Michael

Willis said last week.

The Halkett man said the

exciting discovery hinted of an

unknown shipwreck, perhaps

dating back to the age of

exploration when Dutch,

French, English, Spanish and

Russian ships sailed New

Zealand waters.

“If it had been in the later

stages of exploration, people

would have been more likely

to know about it. The fact that

people don’t know about it would

suggest it is in the early days,”

Willis said.

He believed it could be from as

long ago as the very early 1800s

or even the 1700s.

Willis and fellow expedition

members Mark Willis and Dale

Hedgcock unearthed the cannon

late last month. They were at a

Chalky Inlet beach when they

spotted a small, deep orange

patch among the stones.

They moved the surrounding

rocks with their bare hands.

“It was sheer luck that they saw

it, it was a patch of rust and they

knew that there was something

underneath,” Willis said.

The discovery followed Willis

exploring a cave he happened

to see the previous month while

walking along the same beach,

and finding the scrawlings of

UNEARTHED: Dale

Hedgcock and

Mark Willis with

the cannon they

discovered on a

beach in Chalky

Inlet, near a cave

with a drawing of

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names underneath the drawing

of an old ship.

The cave and the cannon are

only about 100m apart, pointing

to the possibility the cannon is

from the ship that is drawn on its

wall. The drawing of the ship is

not detailed enough, however, to

see if it has cannons or not.

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Willis said there are at least

four names. They are hard to

read, but one appears to say

“Jamie Rasmussen.” Rock

underneath had fallen off, and

it appeared that originally there

may have been more names.

There is also a date, which may

be a year. It says 18 then a line

then a zero, which could signify

1810, 1870 or 1890.

Willis said the mariners could

have perished in the area of the

beach. It was also possible they

were seen by local Māori or

sealers. However, these potential

rescuers would not be in the area

very often due to its extreme

remoteness.

Willis and his fellow team

members, which also included

Taranaki farmers Terry

and Heather Nelly who are

Willowbank supporters, were

at Chalky Bay to install and

then retrieve birdsong and trail

camera equipment used to try

and find the South Island kōkako.

The cannon find has followed a

tradition for the team of making

great discoveries while searching

for something completely

different.

The Nellys sighted a kōkako

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shipwreck mystery

about four years ago as the team

searched the area for evidence of

an obscure pig population.

“Fiordland is just full of

mysteries, there is so much going

on there that no-one knows

about,” Willis said.

Willis said team members were

now waiting for the Ministry of

Culture and Heritage to get back

to them about how to go about

retrieving the cannon. It had

been too heavy to lift into their

helicopter when they found it.

He said Willowbank hoped

to obtain custodianship of the

cannon and display it.

UNCOVERED: Writings in the cave at Chalky Inlet, discovered while searching for the elusive

South Island kōkako.

PHOTOS: WILLOWBANK, DOC

NEWS 5

‘Legend’ status for Selwyn

Netball Centre stalwart

SELWYN NETBALL Centre

stalwart Kathy Hely has been

named an ANZ Local Legend,

Local Legends was introduced

for the first time this year to celebrate

the thousands of unpaid

volunteers.

Hely was named a legend for

her tireless support and

thousands of hours of

volunteer work in top

administrative positions

within the Selwyn

Netball Centre and Tai

Tapu club over the past

32 years.

“I was very humbled to

even be nominated for an award

like this. I don’t do things for

rewards; my reward is seeing

everybody enjoy themselves,”

she said.

She accepted a new premier

court on behalf of the Selwyn

Netball Centre, and $1000 for

herself.

Selwyn Netball Centre president

Andrea James nominated

Kathy because of her long standing

commitment and efforts

to keep netball thriving in the

district.

“She absolutely deserves it. It’s

just wonderful that she’s getting

this recognition. She’s an incredibly

humble person so she’ll

often be doing things behind the

scenes that people have no idea

about.”

Wednesday August 4 2021 Selwyn Times

Kathy Hely

Hely’s netball journey began

when her daughters began playing

for Tai Tapu. She had never

played herself. When a Tai Tapu

Club team needed a coach, she

put her hand up.

Hely has been a uniform coordinator,

registration steward,

vice president, and club

president at the Selwyn

Centre.

“Out of 32 years there

has only been one year I

didn’t do anything. I decided

I would stand down

from the centre, and just

come in and be there with

my girls, but that only lasted 12

months. I missed the friendship

and the camaraderie.”

When she fractured her back

in an accident earlier this year,

the hardest thing about recovery

was that she couldn’t show up to

Saturday games.

“Six weeks after I’d done it, I

got my husband to drive me so

I could sit and watch the girls

play. I really missed not going

but I knew I wasn’t well enough.

I enjoy my coaching, but I love

watching netball. It’s a great

sport to meet people and I’ve

made some really great friends

through the netball system.”

Hely received a Netball New

Zealand service award in 2016.

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NEWS 7

‘I was yelling at him – keep breathing’

• From page 1

The friend told him Tony was

driving a tractor and not feeling

good, and asked him to go and

check on him. The friend also

phoned emergency services, however,

was not able to give them

the exact address.

Oakley drove about 4km to

his neighbour’s farm. He headed

to a rear paddock after spotting

a tractor there, and came

upon Melissa, who was with her

11-year-old son Leithan, undertaking

CPR on her father in a

dairy lane. He parked as close

as he could and ran towards the

scene, but only got within about

20m before Melissa gave him

the instruction to go and get the

defibrillator.

Oakley said as he drove away,

he thought the defibrillator

would either be at the town

garage, school or fire station. He

phoned his wife, Kate, to ask her

to phone someone else to find

out. About three minutes after

leaving the farm, he was pulling

up at the garage, GAS Hororata,

when Kate phoned back to say it

was there.

Garage manager Margaret

Cross threw him the key, he got

the defibrillator and raced back

to the farm. He arrived back at

the scene to see one of the farm’s

workers, Anthony Sayer, who is

also a Hororata firefighter, having

taken over CPR.

Oakley and Melissa applied

the defibrillator pads to Tony,

and followed the machine’s audio

instructions, delivering shocks.

“It was two, maybe three goes

before we got his heart to start

again, he started to breathe,”

Oakley said.

“He’s a lucky man.”

Five to six minutes after Oakley

arrived at the scene with the defibrillator,

the Hororata Volunteer

Fire Brigade arrived. About 10

minutes later, St John ambulance

services arrived, followed by the

rescue helicopter.

Oakley urged people to find

out where their local defibrillators

were, or even download the

AED Locations app which has

this information.

Tony is making a good

recovery at home after being discharged

from hospital on Friday.

He and wife Jean also credit the

defibrillator with saving his life.

Tony said the last thing he

remembered before waking up in

hospital a few days after he collapsed

on the farm, was talking

to his wife Jean on the phone to

tell her he did not feel well. He

had phoned Jean after getting out

of the tractor where he had just

made the call to the friend who

alerted Oakley.

“It’s absolutely amazing that

they have got these defibrillators

around the community, I didn’t

even know that they had one

there actually,” Tony said.

Jean said the call for help from

her husband came to the landline,

at their home in Greenpark.

SURVIVOR: Tony Scarlett (right), and Michael

Oakley, are grateful for the community

defibrillator being located nearby at GAS

Hororata.

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It was fortunate she was right

by the phone at that time, doing

bookwork. She stayed on the

line as she used her cellphone to

call daughter Melissa, and then

emergency services.

“I was yelling at him: ‘Keep

breathing, keep breathing’,” Jean

said.

She then heard the rescue scene

unfolding as she stayed on the

landline, including Melissa and

Leithan dragging Tony to the

dairy raceway and then Melissa

giving her son instructions to

hold up his granfather’s legs

to keep the circulation going

around his heart.

Their son-in-law Deane Parker

said he was proud of his wife

Melissa and his two sons for

the role they played. Leithan’s

younger brother Eddy, 7, rode his

bicycle to the cow shed to meet

emergency services and tell them

where to go.

“It was quite the family affair,”

Parker said.

Jean thanked “divine providence”

for people coincidentally

being in the right place at the

right time to take the crucial

phone calls made that day.

It was the second heart

attack her husband had

survived, the last one about 15

years ago.

“The cardiologist said to us:

‘You have a 10 per cent of surviving

a cardiac arrest outside of

hospital.’ He said: ‘You have

survived two cardiac arrests

outside of hospital, there are no

statistics’,” Jean said.

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NEWS 9

School reunion

2021

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group finds two further classmates

• By Susan Sandys

ONE OF the former Lincoln

High School students being

sought by organisers of a class

reunion has surfaced.

Judy McLeay is living close by

at Rolleston, but had got out of

touch with her former classmates

after an interesting life involving

missionary work overseas.

Judy was Judith Royds when

attending the form three 1961

academic class, 3A. She was

among 10 of the class’s 35

pupils that the reunion’s

organisers, Lynette Harris of

Springston and Helen Stevenson

of Wellington, were having

trouble locating.

Judy said her sister Elizabeth

Hewitt, also from Rolleston, saw

last month’s Selwyn Times article

about Lynette and Helen seeking

their former classmates.

“She rang me up and told me

somebody was looking for me,

I said: ‘Why, what have I done

wrong?’ ”

After her surprise and bemusement,

she is now hoping to

attend the reunion, which will be

at the school on Labour Weekend

in October.

Judy attended Christchurch

Teachers College after leaving

high school. She taught at Rangiora,

then was a youth worker

and scripture teacher around the

North Canterbury area.

In 1974 she married Bruce.

The couple went to Irian Jay in

Indonesia, where they worked

as missionaries, for the international

mission, Regions Beyond

Missionary Union.

Judy said they were in an

isolated and rugged area of

the eastern highlands, only

accessible by small Cessna

aircraft. In some of the valleys,

Bruce managed to make initial

contact with members of the

Kimyal Tribe.

“He built, over a three-year

period, an airstrip in a large

valley called the Sela Valley. We

had to return to New Zealand

about the time the airstrip was

completed because of my ill

health, so we didn’t live there as

we had planned. But he had the

excitement of flying into the strip

on the first flight,” Judy said.

They returned to overseas missionary

work in 1982, when they

went to Papua New Guinea for

about five years.

They lived in the Sepik Province,

at the end of a newly-built

highway.

“Our closest town was Wewak,

a day’s trip away in our small

Suzuki vehicle,” Judy said.

For the last two years, they

lived between Lumi and Wewak

to enable Bruce to write teaching

materials in pidgin English for

their church. Their children,

two daughters, also were able to

attend school on the coast after

having previously been educated

through NZ Correspondence

School.

After their return to New

Zealand, Judy was principal of

Emmanuel Christian School in

Bishopdale, a position she held

for 16 years. After retiring, she

moved to Rolleston in 2007, just

4km from her former Weedons

home where she lived while attending

high school.

REUNION: The search is

still on for eight of these

class 3A pupils from 1961

– Tony Norman (back row,

third from left), David

Broughton (third row,

second from left), Gary

Watson (third row, fourth

from left), Jennifer Daly

(second row, third from

left), Pamela Barker (second row, sixth

from left), Susan Turner (second row, last

on right), Christine Neill (front row, sixth

from left) and Murray Munro (absent).

Judith Royds (Judy McLeay) is circled and

above right,

Meanwhile, Lynette and Helen

are pleased to have tracked down

Judy, as well as one of the nine

remaining former classmates

who had been in touch with

Lincoln High School.

They had had leads on some

of the remaining eight, but are

still looking for them. They are

Tony Norman, David Broughton,

Gary Watson, Jennifer Daly,

Pamela Barker, Susan Turner,

Christine Neill and Murray

Munro. These were the names of

the former students when they

were at the school.

Anyone who may know how

to get hold of them is asked to

email lynetteharris@xtra.co.nz

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Young actors add strength

to Kirwee theatrical group

• By Susan Sandys

KIRWEE PLAYERS is

continuing to live up to its

reputation for putting on a

good show, says one of the

theatrical group’s founding

members.

David Stott is production

manager for the musical

West Side Story, which

opens at the Kirwee Community

Hall on Friday.

The Kirwee Players is

believed to be the district’s

oldest theatrical group. It

was established in 1977. It

has only missed one year of

putting on a show, which

was last year due to Covid

restrictions.

Stott said the secret to

the organisation’s long

success was having both

a long-serving dedicated

group behind it, with new

talent coming on board all

the time.

Actors, production and

backstage personnel came

from the Kirwee area itself,

as well as from the wider

district and Christchurch.

“Our reputation is there

for putting on a good show,

so we are still attracting

people from town to come

out and perform,” he said.

TALENT: Brock Cottrell, 15, as Tony, and Lara

Chiswell, 17, as Maria, are among a large cast

preparing to take to the stage at Kirwee.

“We have got some very

good new talent coming

through.”

The last year had been

one of “frustration and

hiccups” due to Covid restrictions,

however, it was

good to see West Side Story

taking shape as opening

night approached.

The musical had a large

cast, with many young

people in their 20s and 30s.

Some had had their musical

theatre talent nurtured

at Kirwee Kids, a Kirwee

Players children’s theatre

group established about

five years ago.

West Side Story will stage

at the Kirwee Community

Hall, August 6 to 14. Tickets

via kirweeplayers.org.

nz, general admission $25.

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Waitaha School takes People’s Choice

ROLLESTON’S Waitaha School

has taken out the People’s Choice

Award at the 2021 Selwyn

Awards, voted on by a record

number of the district’s residents.

The school was one of 104

Selwyn businesses, groups and

individuals recognised for their

excellence at the Selwyn Awards

gala dinner, Lincoln Event Centre,

on Saturday night.

A sold-out crowd of 450

celebrated the success of the

district at the largest ever Selwyn

Awards.

Comedian Ben Hurley compered

the evening, and guests

were entertained by a line-up

including renowned soprano

Amanda Atlas, award-winning

entertainer Trevor Jones, eightpiece

band Studio 54 featuring

vocalist Courtenay Washington,

and eye-catching acts from Epic

Entertainment.

In a first for the awards, gold,

silver and bronze honours were

presented along with overall

award winners for each of the 10

categories. A full list of for each

category is available at www.

selwyn.govt.nz/selwynawards.

It was a new look awards, with

a number of changes building

on the experiences of previous

years. These included an expanded

range of categories, the

ability for entrants to nominate

themselves, and a points-based

scoring system.

This resulted in a record number

of nominees and nearly 7000

votes for the People’s Choice

Award.

Mayor Sam Broughton says it

was great to see the community

supporting local people working

for the good of Selwyn.

“These awards are a fantastic

celebration of Selwyn, and the

innovation, passion, excellence

and diversity of our businesses

here. It’s been great to see how

people value the awards and have

got behind them this year – it

was a really fun night,” he said.

“I’m very proud of all our

winners and applicants – it

just shows what a wealth of

talent and creativity we have in

Selwyn.”

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were:

People’s Choice – Waitaha

School. The school is a specialist

school with the strong belief

that its role is to prepare young

people for community and at

the same time prepare the community

for its young people. It

uses its facilities, staff, and student

knowledge to support the

community by building equity

through digital technologies and

collaborations with local schools

and businesses. There are no barriers

at the school.

Ats, Culture and Heritage

– Te Taumutu Rūnanga. More

SUCCESS: Waitaha School

representatives with Mayor

Sam Broughton, after

receiving the People’s

Choice Award at the Selwyn

Awards gala dinner.

(Left) – CentreStage

Rolleston celebrate after

winning the Community

Volunteering category.

than 67 generations of living on

the shores of Te Waihora/Lake

Ellesmere has generated a way

of life and culture for Ngāi Te

Ruahikihiki. The rūnanga enables

opportunities to share their

culture and experiences, and

provides support by contributing

to the naming of shared and

significant places and areas in

the wider community.

Business Resilience – Global

Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd. Global

Bus Ventures’120-strong team

has recently been thrust into the

spotlight of the International

low and zero emission transport

industry. They received worldwide

recognition for their ability

to perform under pressure, with

minimal resources. This has had

a significantly positive impact

on the well-being of the local,

regional, national and international

economies.

Community Volunteering –

CentreStage Rolleston. The entire

organisation is based on volunteers,

right down to its executive

committee. Thousands of hours

are dedicated to bringing a story

to life. Its volunteers cover a

wide range of ages from primary

school children through to those

who are retired.

Diversity and Inclusion

– Joshua Foundation. The

foundation is focused on helping

vulnerable and under-privileged

young people in the community.

They focus on Māori and Pasifika

youth, young people who

have come to New Zealand as

refugees or moved here as part of

a work permit with family. Youth

are supported to ensure they can

retain their identity and culture

within our society. By adapting

this approach when language

barriers and cultural issues arise

the foundation demonstrates a

‘they are us’ mind set.

Environment and Sustainability

– Global Bus Ventures

(NZ) Ltd. GBV’s outstanding

contribution and response to

environmental issues has been

accomplished through their

successful introduction of New

Zealand-built zero emission

public transport options. The

development and continued

production of these vehicles

supports the Selwyn district,

and New Zealand’s endeavour to

tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

Its dedication to, and acknowledgement

of, kaitiakitanga is at

the forefront of its recent designs

and builds. GBV’s goal is to

move away from diesel fleets due

to the detrimental impact these

vehicles have on our environment.

Sport Leadership – Selwyn

Sports Trust. The trust was

established in 2013 to promote

and support participation in

sport and recreation in Selwyn.

The trust has grown steadily in a

controlled and managed way to

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NEWS 13

Award

Designers make WOW finals

The trust provides all manner

of programmes, activations,

initiatives, services and

activities to achieve its vision

of ‘Inspiring Participation

through Opportunity and

Leadership in Selwyn’. The trust

believes sport, physical activity,

play and active recreation

play a significant role in our

community, contributing to the

health and well-being of people

in Selwyn.

Startup Business – PLAY!

Drama Workshops. Workshops

is an organisation that runs

after-school clubs and holiday

workshops for children.

Since its inception, PLAY!

has enrolled more than 120

students in Selwyn, teaching

14 different weekly drama

and musical theatre classes

and individual lessons. The

company’s values are to

encourage growth and personal

development in young people

through playing, performance

and fun.

Tourism – Ballooning

Canterbury. Ballooning

Canterbury brings people

to Selwyn to experience a

sunrise balloon flight across

the Canterbury Plains. It has

become a must-do activity

in the district and actively

encourages people to stay

locally for an extra day or two

in case of weather cancellations.

This has seen many of its

passengers taking advantage of

local B&Bs, motels, camping

grounds, hotels and eateries.

Young Achievers – Paige

Sullivan. Paige has been

involved in the community

and voluntary sector for

the past 10 years. She began

volunteering with the Rotary

Club of Lincoln at 11, where

she is now a Rotarian. She has

held numerous positions within

the club including bulletin

editor, and is about to step up to

become its first environmental

committee director. Paige

is a Trustee of 298 Youth

Health Centre and is also

the youngest and only South

Island board member of the

Ministry of Youth Development

Partnership Fund Board.

Two Selwyn residents

are realising their

long-held dreams as

they prepare to take

to the stage of World

of WearableArt. Susan

Sandys reports

VANESSA-AMY Greenwood

feels like she has already won at

this year’s World of WearableArt

Awards.

The 44-year-old is one of two

Selwyn residents to have made

the finals of the internationallyacclaimed

show, which begins

next month.

She said ever since being

introduced to the show in 2015,

when she went along to see it

with her sister and niece, she had

dreamed of getting a garment on

stage.

“That’s been my biggest dream, I

feel like I have won because I have

got my goal,” Greenwood said.

This is the first year she has

made the finals after entering in

the three consecutive years of

2017, 2018 and 2019.

“I was in an absolute state of

shock,” she said of hearing about

making the finals.

Her enthusiasm for wearable

art is matched by the enthusiasm

she has for her job, which is as

a contracted art facilitator at

Rolleston Prison.

“I absolutely love going there,

so many of them want to do better

and be better,” she said.

Her charges had huge talent

that she felt privileged to be able

to nurture.

She is herself no stranger to

unrecognised talent, having

failed art at school.

As wearable arts ideas simmered

within her in recent years,

she learned to use an overlocker

and how to work with various

materials. Her first award in the

field was for best hat at the Ellesmere

A&P Show, about five years

ago, which was a puppet made of

faux fur.

“That’s when I started realising

you have to think away from the

catwalk, into a bit more quirky

and whacky,” Greenwood said.

While her designs have not

EXCITED: Brittany Glassey (left) and Vanessa-Amy Greenwood are first-time finalists.

In previous years, Greenwood has showcased her designs at wearable art shows in

Canterbury, including this creation called Stuck in Nimbus.

until now made it into the

WOW finals, she has had

success at ArtWear Canterbury,

bringing home supreme and

other awards.

Fellow Selwyn resident

Brittany Glassey of Rolleston was

just as excited to find out she had

made the finals.

“It was like a rush of excitement

and relief,” Glassey said.

It was the first time the

24-year-old fashion designer had

entered, after the planning for

her entry started in 2012 following

attending WOW for the first

time that year.

“I couldn’t wait to enter once I

was old enough,” she said.

However, her costume went

into storage as she focussed on

her tertiary studies in fashion

design. It sat forgotten until

lockdown loomed last year, when

it was finally retrieved as Glassey

searched for old projects to

improve on.

“I’m very happy to have

completed it some years later,

because it showed how much I

had improved as a designer since,

especially during a time when

I was quite anxious about the

world and if I was on the right

career path to navigate through

it,” said Glassey, who works in

product design for Wild South

Clothing in Christchurch.

Her entry had been a labour

of love, taking months upon

months of work.

“But I enjoyed the process

from start to finish, except for

when I thought it would be a

good idea to glue on several

thousand rhinestones by hand.

However, I think it will be worth

all the effort when the entry is

finally under the stage lights in

Wellington.”

Finalists’ entries remain secret

until they are revealed on the

stage.

Glassey said she could not say

too much about the inspiration

behind her’s, except that she had

wanted it to personify the joyous

and elegant nature of something

that Kiwis know and love.

She was grateful to be able

to go to the upcoming show,

considering international finalists

did not have that option this

year.

An audience of more than

60,000 is expected at WOW, to

be held from September 30 to

October 17 in Wellington.

Business Mentors Information Session

Thursday 12th August – 2pm. Rolleston Community Centre

Selwyn District Council is pleased to host this free one hour session where you will hear from

Ellen Pender, Canterbury Manager of Business Mentors – Inspiring Success.

The focus of Business Mentors is to inspire success and enhance the wellbeing of SMEs, start-ups,

NFP and Social Enterprise Entities.

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SELWYN

AWARDS 21

Awards celebrate the best of Selwyn

Waitaha School has taken out the People’s Choice honour at the 2021 Selwyn

Awards, voted on by a record number of Selwyn residents.

Waitaha School was one of 104 Selwyn businesses, groups and individuals

recognised for their excellence at the Selwyn Awards Gala Dinner, held at the

Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday evening [31 July].

A sold-out crowd of 450 celebrated the success of district at the largest

ever Selwyn Awards.

Comedian Ben Hurley compered the evening, and guests were entertained by

a talented line-up including renowned soprano Amanda Atlas, award-winning

entertainer Trevor Jones, eight-piece band Studio 54 featuring vocalist Courtenay

Washington, and eye-catching acts from Epic Entertainment.

The menu included a range of food and beverages sourced from Selwyn producers.

In a first for the awards, gold, silver and bronze honours were presented along

with overall award winners for each of the 10 categories. A full list of for each

category is available at www.selwyn.govt.nz/selwynawards.

It was a new look awards, with a number of changes building on the experiences

of previous years. These included an expanded range of categories, the ability for

entrants to nominate themselves, and a points-based scoring system.

This resulted in a record number of nominees and votes for the People’s Choice

Award. Nearly 7,000 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award.

Mayor Sam Broughton says it was great to see the community supporting local

people working for the good of Selwyn.

"These awards are a fantastic celebration of Selwyn, and the innovation, passion,

excellence and diversity of our businesses here. It’s been great to see how people

value the awards and have got behind them this year – it was a really fun night,"

he says.

"I’m very proud of all our winners and applicants – it just shows what a wealth of

talent and creativity we have in Selwyn."

This year the awards were presented by Iport. The Council gratefully acknowledges

all of our sponsors, without whom the awards would not be possible.

Photo: Representatives of Waitaha School celebrate with Mayor Sam Broughton,

after receiving the People’s Choice Award at the Selwyn Awards Gala Dinner.

Overall category winners:

People’s Choice: Waitaha School

Arts, Culture and Heritage: Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Business Resilience: Global Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd

Community Volunteering: CentreStage Rolleston

Diversity and Inclusion: Joshua Foundation

Environment and Sustainability: Global Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd.

Sport Leadership: Selwyn Sports Trust

Startup Business: PLAY! Drama Workshops

Tourism: Ballooning Canterbury

Young Achievers: Paige Sullivan

Update on our District Plan Review

The Council is about to reach the next stage of the review of the

current Selwyn District Plan, with the hearings of submissions

and further submissions on the notified Proposed District Plan

starting next week.

We have identified 30 separate hearing topics, and hearings for each of

these topics will occur between 9 August 2021 and June 2022. The hearings

will all be held at the Selwyn Health Hub in Rolleston, opposite the Council

offices. All hearings will be open to the public and livestreamed on Council’s

YouTube channel. More information on the hearings can be found at

www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprhearings.

The Council has also made available online all further submissions it received

on the Proposed District Plan. All submissions received (original and further

submissions) can be found on the Council’s online database ‘Summit Up’ at

www.selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview.

New citizens welcomed at ceremony

It was smiles all round as Selwyn welcomed 31 new Kiwis in its monthly citizenship

ceremony, held in the Council chambers last week.

Citizenship certificates were presented to people from across the globe including

Jordan, Brazil, Chile and Korea amongst others.

For the Rivera family it was a proud moment and the end of a long journey after

Raymond Rivera arrived in New Zealand in 2013 from the Philippines and was joined

by his family in 2015.

The family of four including mum Rochelle and their two children, Celine and Cara, live

in Rolleston. The whole family chose to read the oath, including Celine and Cara, which

made their father proud. "I was very proud of my daughters, they read amazingly,

it was a very special moment for all our family," he said.

Symbolising the act of making lasting roots in their new country, each new citizen was

given a native tree and encouraged to plant it in a special place to celebrate their new

status and at the same time helping promote the grown of native plants in the district.

If you are a resident in New Zealand and are thinking about becoming a citizen, visit the

Immigration New Zealand website and start the process to make your home your country.

On the Roads

The following roads are closed due to flood repairs: Algidus Road

closed from Homestead Road to SH73; Keens Road closed from

Wrights Road; Hartleys Road closed from Whitecliffs Road to Pig

Saddle Road; Mt White Road closed from SH73.

Flooding repairs are also continuing on Harper Road, from Homestead Road;

Riversleigh Road from SH77 to Whitecliffs Road; Gillander Road from Coaltrack Road

to Selwyn River; Elmhurst Road from Waireka Road to McLaughlins Road; Cooks

Road from Homebush Road to Creyke Road; Pig Saddle Road from Dalethorpe

Road to Waianiwaniwa Road; Malvern Hills Road from SH77 to SH73; Kowai Road

from Pococks Road; Frasers Road from SH1 to Hororata Dunsandel Road. Traffic

management is in place on these roads.

Small Business Workshop

Join us for this free one hour session where you will hear from Ellen Pender,

Canterbury Manager of Business Mentors – Inspiring Success.

The focus of Business Mentors is to inspire success and enhance the wellbeing of

SMEs, start-ups, NFP and Social Enterprise Entities using the skills and expertise

of a team of mentors who gift their time to support Business Mentors clients.

Startup Mentoring

Thursday 12 August – 2pm. Rolleston Community Centre

Use the QR code to register at Eventbrite.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Wednesday August 4 2021 Selwyn Times 15

Notice

TRADE WASTE AND

WASTEWATER DRAINAGE

BYLAWS CONSULTATION

The Council is proposing

some amendments to the

current bylaws which manage

discharges of all trade wastes and

wastewater into the wastewater

system. The main proposed

changes are to simplify the way

low-risk premises are charged for

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committees meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting at

least five days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committee meetings: To list or

make changes to meeting details,

email meeting.changes@selwyn.

govt.nz or phone 0800 SELWYN

(735 996) by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD MEETINGS

Audit & Risk Subcommittee*

Wednesday 4 August 10am

Rolleston Council Offices

Representation Review

Subcommittee*

Wednesday 11 August 11am

Rolleston Council Offices

Council Meeting*

Wednesday 11 August 1pm

Rolleston Council Offices

Malvern Community Board

Monday 23 August 4pm

Darfield Library-Service Centre

Council Meeting*

Wednesday 25 August 1pm

trade waste discharges; who can

work on drains; and to simplify

the system for ‘common drains’

(private drains with multiple

connections).

To see the proposed changes

to the bylaws and to make a

submission, visit www.selwyn.

govt.nz/wastewater.

Consultation closes at 5pm on

Friday 3 September 2021.

Rolleston Council Offices

* Livestreamed on the Council

website and YouTube channel

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Coalgate Township Committee

Tuesday 24 August 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Members of the public invited to

attend and bring further feedback/

questions about the Road

Dedication Project in Coalgate

Doyleston Community Committee

Wednesday 4 August 7.30pm

Doyleston Hall, Osborne Park

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Monday 16 August CANCELLED

Kimberley Reserve & Hall

Committee

Tuesday 10 August 7.30pm

Kimberley Hall

Kirwee Community Committee

Monday 16 August 7.30pm

Kirwee Hall

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee

Monday 9 August 7.30pm

Pavilion, Kirwee Reserve

Lakeside Memorial Hall

Incorporated AGM

Monday 9 August 5pm

Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall,

Pipeline for future Darfield Kirwee

wastewater system under way

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Rolleston Rugby Football Club

has applied for the renewal of a

club licence. Windwhistle Winter

Sports Club Inc (Mt Olympus

ski field and accommodation

lodge) has applied for the renewal

of a club licence. Objections

to these applications are open

until Friday 13 August. For more

information visit selwyn.govt.nz/

alcoholnotices

Harts Road

All interested parties welcome.

Enquiries to the Secretary, Rae

McCloy, lakeside1917@gmail.com,

027 224 7109

Lincoln Community Committee

Monday 9 August 7pm

Fitzgerald Room, Lincoln

Event Centre

Rolleston Community Centre

Management Committee

Thursday 26 August 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Rolleston Residents

Assn Inc. AGM

Monday 23 August 7.30pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Sheffield-Waddington Community

& Township Committee

Thursday 19 August 7.30pm

Sheffield Hall

Southbridge Advisory Committee

Monday 9 August 7pm

Southbridge Town Hall

Springston Committees

Wednesday 18 August 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion, Springston

Reserve

West Melton District Residents

Assn Inc.

Wednesday 11 August 7.30pm

West Melton Community &

Recreation Centre

Construction will begin soon on a new wastewater pipeline connecting Darfield and Kirwee to the Pines

Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The pipeline is the first step in a new wastewater system for Darfield and Kirwee, which the Council

approved following the 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan. Under the scheme, all new developments will be

required to connect, while a new sewer main will also be built along the main street of Darfield to allow

businesses to connect from 2023/24.

In response to public feedback, the Council also agreed to review both the funding and timeline for

existing homes to connect to the new scheme.

The Council undertook a business case for the scheme, including consultation with Darfield and Kirwee

residents in 2019, and in February 2020 it agreed to progress work on a scheme for Darfield and Kirwee.

In December 2020 the Council was granted $10.66 million for the project from the Department of

Internal Affairs as part of the post Covid-19 three waters infrastructure stimulus funding.

The 26.5km-long pipeline will be constructed by Sicon from south of Darfield to the Pines Wastewater

Treatment Plant on Burnham School Road, Rolleston.

A pipeline from Kirwee will also be constructed, connecting to the main trunk at the junction of

Courtenay Road and Miles Road.

More details and maps of the pipeline route are available at selwyn.govt.nz/darfieldkirweewastewater

Selwyn Events

THURSDAY

5

AUGUST

FRIDAY

6

AUGUST

SATURDAY

7

AUGUST

WEDNESDAY

11

AUGUST

SATURDAY

14

AUGUST

Art Club - Gratitude Trees

Leeston Library, 3.30–4.30pm

Mindfulness helps kids focus on

what's happening now, and can

be implemented in many different

and fun ways. This week's is

through creating gratitude trees!

Free. Bookings recommended at

selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Children's Book and

Board Games Club

Leeston Library, 3.30–4.30pm

Come along every Friday afternoon

to share your latest reading

adventures, play board games and

enjoy some fun crafts.

Artisan Bread Making

with Laurie

Rolleston Community Centre

9am–1pm or 2–6pm

Learn the secrets of top bakers with

this hands-on workshop taught by an

experienced French baker. Suitable

for all skill levels. Learn the basic

principles of bread making and make

focaccia, ciabatta, tomato bread

and a few specialty breads. Take

home 6–10 breads each. Cost $45.

Bookings essential, call Martine on

(03) 347 2949.

Discovery Time

Darfield Library, 3.30–4.30pm

Come along to our weekly sessions

to discover new knowledge, and

get creative through our hands-on

play and activity-based learning. No

booking required, just drop in.

Dive in Movies –

Sing! And Mamma Mia

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

5.30pm and 7.30pm

Bring your friends and family along to

watch a movie, from the pool. There

will be free popcorn (and mocktails

for the 7.30pm screening). Drop-in.

Normal pool admission prices apply.

Are you prepared for an

emergency?

Emergencies usually arrive unannounced – but there are simple

steps anyone can take to be prepared for the unexpected.

Lincoln residents are invited to a Civil Defence session

designed to help you get ready and put plans in place so that

you can you get through.

Join the Council's Civil Defence team to find out how to

develop family plans, how to put an emergency kit together

and other steps you can take right now.

Wednesday 18 August, 7-8.30pm

Lincoln Event Centre

Contact sue.jenkins@selwyn.govt.nz

FREE

UNTIL

SUNDAY

22

AUGUST

'Printer, Painter, Photograph

Maker' Exhibition

Down By The Liffey

Gallery Lincoln

Wed-Thur 11.30am–2.30pm

Fri-Sun 10am–4pm

An exhibition of stunning works

from six different visual artists,

showcasing different media

and styles.

For information on listing a community event visit

selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

0800 SELWYN

www.selwyn.govt.nz

SelwynDistrictCouncil


Selwyn Times Wednesday August 4 2021

favourite fashion store

Fashion Quarterly august 2021

Winter may not be finished with us quite yet. But winter fashion has

to go, to make room for the new arrivals for my favourite season

sPring.

to make way for the new, Viva is now in full Winter

sale Mode. Many bargains to be found instore

and online. With up to 70% off! including knits

and winter coats. get in early for the best

bargains, limited sizes available.

spring has sprung in the Fashion World,

which is always an exciting time as the

new stock begins to roll in. new arrivals

from a few of our favourite labels are

already instore.

Monari spring has arrived in store. this is a

beautiful german label. all garments are of

the highest quality and are something a little

special, pictured are Coral Floral top and the holiday Vibes

top.

summer knits from Z&P have arrived in 10% silk 90% cotton,

these feel so soft and luxurious, pictured is the pocket pullover

in lilac.

augustine spring pre orders are 11 august,

in store Friday 20 august.

as most augustine lovers will know, we will no longer be

stocking the augustine labels after the Charlo and augustine

summer drops as Kelly and nathan are opening their own

shop in Christchurch CBD. however, we will still be stocking

the honey Denim, Pretty Basics and alaska tee ranges.

Don’t we all love a comfortable pair of

jeans. Mavi, ltB, new london, honey

Denim and Vassalli in store, rises, styles and

washes for everyone.

Do follow us on Facebook or instagram

as we have some new labels arriving for

spring/summer and we always post on

these social media accounts.

We look forward to seeing you in store.

16

NEWS

Trial for updated bus service starts

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and

other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in

his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of

biodiversity, the variety of living things around us. Check out the full

list of invertebrates found at www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyardbiodiversity-bugs-in-my-lincoln-section

Short lifespan for minute fly

GOOD THINGS come

in small packages, and

the cottony cushion scale

parasitoid (Cryptochaetum

iceryae) is no exception.

At 2mm long, this minute

fly is very effective at

controlling cottony cushion

scale (Icerya purchase,

see Selwyn Times October

21, 2020) populations, particularly

in cooler, coastal

conditions.

This stout brownishblack

fly has wide, transparent

wings and short, fat

antennae.

The fly is thought to have

SOUTHBRIDGE and

surrounding residents need

to continue supporting the

updated Southbridge to

Lincoln trial bus service

so it continues into the

future, says Environment

Canterbury.

Customer experience

and marketing manager

Thomas McNaughton said

the challenge for the community

would be to get behind

the new service, which

was launched last week.

Strong support would ensure

the service continued

beyond the completion of

the trial in June next year.

“We need bus patronage

to increase to an average of

40 passengers total per day

for the service to continue

past then. The new service

arrived from Australia

and is found wherever its

scale host occurs in New

Zealand.

Female parasitoids lay a

MEARES WILLIAMS

LAWYERS

provides some new opportunities

for travel, so we

encourage people to explore

their options,” McNaughton

said.

The first day of the

updated trial bus service

for Southbridge commuters

started on Monday, 20

customers travelled into

Lincoln on the updated

timetable.

Over 10 Years

in Selwyn

single egg in nymphs and

female scale insects. Adult

female parasitoids live for

about five days and can lay

up to 50 eggs.

The lifecycle from egg

to adult in New Zealand

varies in duration from six

to 12 weeks in summer and

winter respectively.

The parasitoid has been

deliberately introduced

into California, Israel

and South America for

biocontrol of the scale. The

parasitoid does not have it

all its own way – it too is

host to a parasitic wasp.

Kieran Heenan

kph@meareswilliams.co.nz

Anita Molloy-Roberts

am@meareswilliams.co.nz

W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz

T: (03) 374 2547

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Wednesday August 4 2021 Selwyn Times 17

caring for your

houseplants

Big range, low price, local advice

Houseplants pots Decor/accessories Maintenance

Castle Rock

Assorted Cacti

305839

Enrich with

Nature

Dain Indoor

Stone Pots

379113, 379114,

379115, 379116

Plant N Grow

Indoor Plant Growing

Frames Assorted

379971, 379972

Thrive

Indoor Natural

Fertilizer

382241

each

each

Red Fox

Kalanchoe Pot

10.5cm Red/

White

296879

$6 97 $3 99

$13 98 $29 99 $15 99

from

$14 99

each

each

each

Terrariums are a fun way to display

plants and create some art with nature.

There are a variety of shapes and sizes

you can make, and they’re easy as to

make yourself. Typically, foliage plants

and plants that grow slowly work best.

Small succulents, cacti, and air plants are

perfect for dry terrariums.

Nouveau

Polished

Garden

Stones

322223, 322224

1kg bag

Yates

Leafshine Aerosol 225g

142727

each

Living Interiors

Maidenhair

Fern 15cm

149174

each

Botanicals Collection

Assorted Terrariums

352982, 352983, 352984, 352985, 352986

MEGA only

$16

from

98

each

Indoor plants produce oxygen and are

great at purifying the air in the home

or office. Spathiphyllums, Zamioculcas

zamiifolia, Anthuriums & Calatheas

are all great houseplant options which

have exceptional air purifying qualities.

These plants are also great at getting

rid of toxins & unpleasant odours.

Yates

Gnat Barrier

4.5 litre

382891

MEGA only

$24 99

each

$9 98 $9 98

$24 97 $12 98

Most indoor plants love high

humidity. It’s a great idea to mist

your indoor plants once a week to

create a humid environment. This

helps avoid brown tips on leaves

and is especially important during

winter when our heating sources

often dry the plants out.

Enrich with Nature Ceramics

Praslin Indoor Basket 15cm

385131

each

Botanicals

Collection

Artificial

Three-Stem

Orchid 75cm

White

364624

$89 98

each

Avoid using icy cold water when

watering your houseplants through

winter. Either mix a small amount of

warm water in to create tepid water or

leave your water out for a few hours

before using. Most houseplants come

from the tropics where it is much warmer

& using cold water can shock the plants

causing damage to roots & the leaves.

Living Colour

Indoor Flowering

Cyclamen 140mm

Assorted

149053

Enrich with

Nature Ceramics

Bora Bora

Hanging Indoor

Pot 12cm Assorted

385133

Botanicals Collection

Coco Fibre Indoor

House Plant Poles

376801, 376802, 376803

Yates

Thrive Indoor

Potting Mix

10 litre

362740

$12 98

each

each

$5

from

98

each

$11 98

each

Use your airpoints

dollars to pay in-store

on purchases over $75

Shop now. Pay later.

Always interest-free.

Keep up to date on

whats new instore

by following us on

instagram at:

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Selwyn Times Wednesday August 4 2021

18

LETTERS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Darfield sewage

system

Prior to the Long Term Plan

Selwyn District Council was

advised by over 80 per cent of

residents they did not want the

mains sewage system in Darfield.

In spite of the huge majority

the district council announced

they were going to do it anyway.

It then announced a four-stage

plan in one of those stating they

were going to borrow $28 million,

but would not account how

they were going to repay it.

Inquiries reveal that it will be

down to general ratepayers, the

district council just hasn’t said

that. Yet, in two year’s time that

$28 million will balloon to some

eye-watering figure.

Over the last 15 years the

district council has had three

reviews, at massive expense to

ratepayers, each one recommending

a sewage system, each

time the council buried their

heads. If they had done it when

suggested at the very beginning,

with the massive amount of

developments in and around

Darfield, it would have practically

paid for itself by requesting

developers pay into it.

We are expected to pay for

council mistakes and lack of

vision.

Time for a change, we need

a mayor and council that will

stand up for residents and be

accountable.

Open and honesty may cause

discussion, but lack of it causes

distrust and no confidence. –

Grant Prescott

District council chief executive

David Ward responds:

The district council has

engaged with the local community

over a proposed scheme

for many years, and has heard

a range of views both for and

against.

Our decision-making is informed

by all of these conversations,

but also takes account of

the sustainability of the current

system, potential environmental

impacts, and providing for future

growth opportunities.

We have a one-time opportunity

to access $10.6 million in

Government funding not previously

available, which would

be lost to the project if not used

now. And while it is true that the

project may have been cheaper

last year, the same argument

would apply next year.

Our decision means that all

new developments in Darfield

would connect to the scheme,

as well as businesses along the

Main St. We have acknowledged

concerns raised during the latest

consultation, and have agreed

to further engage with the community

over connection to the

scheme, and the time frame for

connection. We have also agreed

to review how the project is

funded.

We accept that many residents

have good septic tanks with

resource consents and we are

working with Environment

Canterbury to allow households

to keep using these for up to 15

years.

Darfield and Kirwee have a

great future and part of making

that happen is providing

the infrastructure they need to

flourish.

We want to hear your views

on the issues affecting life

in the Selwyn district

Send emails to:

barry@starmedia.kiwi

Letters may be edited or rejected at

Star Media’s discretion. Letters should be about

200 words.

A name, postal address and phone number

should be provided.

Please use your real name, not a nickname,

alias, pen name or abbreviation.

Rolleston flyover

I am in total agreement with

the Rolleston overbridge, as

anything that makes State

Highway 1 flow better is good for

road safety.

I come from Lincoln and find

the overbridge and underpass

work great.

If you have good business

and good service, customers

make the effort. – Lindsay

Williamson

I feel that not having a right

turn from Rolleston onto State

Highway 1 would, for the

following reasons, create major

problems.

Currently Jones Rd is quite

narrow and would not be able to

cope with the increased volume

of traffic.

The proposed quarry on

Jones Rd intends to have trucks

using the road every one to two

minutes – more congestion.

In Rolleston currently there

are about 6000 residential

sections being developed or

awaiting building consent, with a

further 6000 sections earmarked

for possible development in the

future. This could mean between

6000 and 12,000 more cars on

the roads.

Given that many of those cars

will be travelling to Christchurch

on a daily basis, a quick exit

out of Rolleston and onto State

Highway 1 would seem to be

essential.

It would also mean that

anyone driving north on Jones

Rd would have an easier drive. –

Peter Daniels

SElwyn Youth

be the change

Be involved in your local community

The Selwyn Youth Council create opportunities for young people in

Selwyn to share their views on what is important in their lives. They

assist the Selwyn District Council to find ways that young people can

actively participate in their communities and promote projects to get

involved in. These projects include community events, volunteering,

welcoming newcomers, employment and civics.

Stay in the loop. Follow us on:

@SelwynYouth @selwyn_youth


Wednesday August 4 2021 Selwyn Times 19

12V Mercedes Benz

AMG GLA45

Usually $399.99

• Child pedal controlled OR

• Parental remote controlled

• Steering wheel with music

• MP3, USB + TF socket

• Power display

• Opening doors

• Rear suspension

$

349 99 ea

• Front & rear light

• Two motors

• Run time: 1-1.5 Hrs

• Speed: 3-6 kms

• Max Weight: 50kg

12V Ford Ranger Black

Usually $649.99

• Child pedal controlled OR

• Parental remote controlled

• 12v 7Ah Battery

• Light and Music

• MP3 USB Socket

• Power display and volume

control

$

599 99 ea

• One button start

• 4 wheel Suspension

• 2 doors & hood open

• 2 speed Motor

• Run time: 1-2 Hrs

• Speed: 3-8 kms

• Max Weight: 35kg

12V Lamborghini

Usually $699.99

• Child pedal controlled OR

• Parental remote controlled

• Multifunctional steering

wheel with music effects

• MP3, USB, TF card socket

• Front + rear lights

• Opening doors

$

599 99 ea

• Two motors

• 12v 7Ah Battery

• Run time: 1-2 Hrs

• Speed: 3-6 kms

• Max Weight: 50kg

Tower Junction

store only

Tower Junction

store only

12V Rapid Jeep Red

Usually $799.99

• Child pedal controlled OR

• Parental remote controlled

• 12v 10Ah battery

• Two motors

• Adjustable seat

• High-low speed selection, slow

start function

$ 69999 ea 24v Buggy

$

899 99 ea 24v Drift Go Cart

Usually $999.99

Usually $699.99

$

599 99 ea

• 24v (2 * 12v 7Ah removable start function

• Two driving motors

battery)

• MP3 player with USB, TF slot

• 25000RPM

• Plastic seat, big EVA wheels • Front and rear lights

• 24v ( 2 * 12v 7Ah battery)

• Child pedal controlled OR

• Run time: 1-2hrs Speed: 4-10 kms • 24v drift function

• Parental remote controlled • Max weight: 60Kg

• High low speed selection,

• Adjustable seat

slow start function

• High low speed selection, slow

Trampoline Elite

• MP3 player with USB, TF slot

• front and rear lights, wheels with

LED lights, top Lights

• Run time: 1-2 Hrs, Speed: 3-8

kms

• Max weight: 50kg

• Steering wheel has horn and

music function.

• Run time: 1-2hrs

• Speed 3-10kms

• Max weight: 60Kg

6 Function Swing Set

Spin and Slide

Swing Set

Height 1.82m

Width 4.6m

Depth 2.71m

Usually $599.99

ea

New stock

arrives 11th Aug

Includes Safety Net & Pads. 100kg

Weight Limit. Suitable Ages 6+.

10ft

Usually $499.99

$

399 99 ea

12ft

Usually $599.99

$

499 99 ea

$

549 99 Ladder

5 Function Swing Set

Compact Swing Set

Height 1.81m

Width 3.64m

Depth 1.981m

Usually $449.99

All swing sets

are made from

power coated,

galvanized heavy

grade steel. Pre

inserted rust proof

hardware for easy

assembling.

5 Function Swing Set

Sand and Swing Set

Height 2.18m

Width 4.74m

Depth 2.56m

Usually $749.99

$

399 99 $

ea

699 99 ea

TOWER JUNCTION

NZ’s Biggest TOYWORLD

Clarence St, Riccarton, Ph 03 343 0330

$

29 99 ea

$

449 99 ea

Playgym

3 station Playgym

includes 180cm Slide,

transforming swing,

Basketball hoop.

Max Weight 35kg.

Usually $499.99

MARSHLAND

199 Marshland Rd,

Ph 03 982 8697

HORNBY

Chalmers St,

Ph 03 281 8127

Valid from Tueday 3rd August until Tuesday 10th August 2021. Layaway held up to 17th December, 2021. Payments instore or by Internet Banking. At least

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20 Selwyn Times Wednesday August 4 2021

Category Award Winners

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Te Taumutu Rūnanga

People’s Choice

Waitaha School

AWARDS 21

Business and

Community Excellence

Shines at 2021

Selwyn Awards

Congratulations to all

Selwyn Awards winners!

After postponing last year’s Selwyn Awards

due to Covid lockdowns, we

were delighted by the number of applications

received this year from businesses,

individuals and community groups sharing

their outstanding work

and contribution in Selwyn.

Thank you to all who participated and

who work incredibly hard to make

Selwyn a great place to live and work.

TO VIEW MORE ABOUT EACH OF

THE WINNERS VISIT

SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/SELWYNAWARDS

Business Resilience

Global Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd

Community Volunteering

CentreStage Rolleston

Diversity and Inclusion

Joshua Foundation

Sport Leadership

Selwyn Sports Trust

Startup Business

PLAY! Drama Workshops

Tourism

Ballooning Canterbury

Environment and Sustainability

Global Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd

Young Achievers

Paige Sullivan


Wednesday August 4 2021 Selwyn Times 21

Gold Award Winners

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Business Resilience

Brenna Sincock Hearing

Busy Bumbles

Global Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd

Community Volunteering

Agnes Guda

Bellyful Selwyn

Canterbury Trust

CentreStage Rolleston

Ellesmere Business

and Promotions

Leeston Ambulance

Station Volunteers

Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway

Diversity and Inclusion

Birthright Canterbury Trust

Brenna Sincock Hearing

Busy Bumbles

Joshua Foundation

Selwyn Timebank

Waitaha School

Environment

and Sustainability

Agriculture Incorporated

Brenna Sincock Hearing

Bus Ventures (NZ) Ltd

Ellesmere Sustainable Global

Sport Leadership

Andrea James

Selwyn Sports Trust

Startup Business

PLAY! Drama Workshops

Tourism

Ballooning Canterbury

Melton Estate

Young Achievers

Paige Sullivan

Thank you to our

sponsors

Without your support the Selwyn

Awards would not be possible.

PRESENTED BY

Silver Award Winners

Arts, Culture and Heritage

CentreStage Rolleston

Malvern Community

Arts Council

Rekindle

Selwyn Creative Network Trust

Selwyn Practicing Artists

The Hororata Community Trust

Business Resilience

McLenaghan Contracting

Limited

Community Volunteering

Brenna Sincock Hearing

Carol Gurney

Chris Allan

David Bennett

Donald Brown

Grant Clausen

Lincoln and Districts

Community Care Association

Pauline Lay

Rolleston Men’s Shed

Rolleston Toy Library

Selwyn Carseat Champions

Diversity and Inclusion

Glenlothian Farm

Environment

and Sustainability

Coleridge Rural

Recycling Scheme

Intelligro

Kidsfirst Kindergartens Lincoln

ReCycle ReCreate

Sue Jarvis

The Fantail Trust

Sport Leadership

Affinity Gymnastics Academy

Selwyn Basketball Club -

Selwyn Hawks

TM Dance World

Toby Doyle

Startup Business

Affinity Gymnastics Academy

Darfield Village Meats

Lani Law Limited

Lava Scooters

Magnitude Sports Ltd

Selwyn Connection Magazine

Selwyn Wine & Beer Festival

Tourism

Alpine Jet Thrills Ltd

Canterbury Astronomical

Society

Casa Rossa Garden

Forest Lodge

Quickenberry Guesthouse

Season Tours & Travels

NZ Limited

Young Achievers

Connor Buckley

Erana Riddell

Ethan Richards-White

Bronze Award Winners

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Selwyn Community Choir

Business Resilience

Quickenberry Guesthouse

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

Tai Tapu Hotel Limited

Ti-ranga Aotearoa Group

Community Volunteering

Amy Baynes

Chris O’Brien

Pilgrim Bandits New Zealand

Charitable Trust

Rayhan Satriawan

Rupert Tipples

Selwyn Parenting Network

Sue Jarvis

The Regimental History Centre

Environment

and Sustainability

McCarthy Contracting Ltd

Sport Leadership

Broadfield Touch Rugby Club

Ellesmere Combined

Netball Club

Startup Business

FiresNThings Ltd

Old Fashion Egg Co

Sidekick Selwyn Limited

Smoke Rolleston

Taste of Kiwi

Yard Starter Rustic

Furniture Hire

Young Achievers

Nathan Carter

Taylah Spicer


Selwyn Times Wednesday August 4 2021

22

SPORT

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Swimmers look to nationals

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LAYBY WELCOME

SELWYN SWIM Club is now

focused on the New Zealand

short course championships

this month after a successful

South Island carnival.

Seven swimmers have qualified

for the nationals in Auckland,

each recording personal

bests in their respective events

in the short course championships

at Blenheim.

The team swam exceptionally

well with Holly Smith

qualifying for the 400m

freestyle and her brother Ben

qualifying in the 400m individual

medley.

Both achieved the goals they

set out to make at the start

of the year and now have the

opportunity to join teammates

Ieuan Edwards, Charlise

Miller, Ella Benn, Chloe Newbigging

and Georgina Christie

at the nationals.

Benn won gold medals in

the para multi-class 100m

freestyle, 100m backstroke,

100m breaststroke, 100m

individual medley, 50m backstroke

and the 50m freestyle;

Newbigging won gold in the

200m backstroke, and silver in

the 100m backstroke and 50m

backstroke; and Christie won

bronze medal in the 200m

butterfly.

Selwyn had 13 swimmers at

SUCCESS: Selwyn Swim Club members at the Blenheim carnival.

Blenheim, many experiencing

the South island level for the

first time, said club spokeswoman

Rachel Close.

“They brought their race

focus after working hard for

the last few months. The team

swam exceptionally well,” she

said.

“This meet was incredibly

successful for our team, and

we are grateful for the support

from our volunteers, and

families.”

Said Close: “When getting

ready for racing, we ensure

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Emma Ogilvie, Kimberley

Harris, Hannah Boyce and

Layla MacDowall all brought

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O’Reilly takes coveted race

SPORT 25

• By Joshua Smith

SARAH O’REILLY has been

on fire in the last month and

she continued her run of form

at Addington Raceway on

Thursday.

The talented reinswoman

recorded a double at the final

southern meeting of the season,

including the coveted Darren De

Filippi Memorial Handicap Trot

behind Fighting Fire.

The erratic trotter was fractious

at the start but once underway

he was strong in his gait and

O’Reilly pressed forward with

the Paul Kerr-trained gelding

until they found the lead down

the back straight.

They maintained their advantage

throughout and scored

a one length victory over Boyz

Invasion, with Luminosity a neck

away in third.

“He was playing up at the start,

so I was a wee bit worried, but

once he was moving forward he

went into stride and was perfect

from there on,” O’Reilly said.

Fresh off her victory in the New

Zealand Junior Drivers Championships,

O’Reilly was delighted

to take out the Darren De Filippi

Memorial, a cherished race in the

junior driver fraternity.

“It’s pretty special because

everybody wants to win this race

as a junior,” O’Reilly said. “They

had a great field tonight and it

was great to see all the other

juniors out there all having a go

for it.

“It is something that I will

always treasure.”

De Filippi, the son of trainers

Colin and Julie, was tragically

killed in a car accident while on

his way home from the Orari

races in 1995, leaving the harness

racing community reeling at

the loss of such a talented young

horseman.

Later on Thursday’s card,

O’Reilly secured a double for

the meeting when reining

home Sugar Me to back-to-back

victories in the Unsung Heroes

Mobile Pace.

“I didn’t want to be stuck on

the fence like last week because

that run probably wouldn’t happen

twice in a row, so I came out

SUCCESS:

Sarah O’Reilly

after winning

the Darren

De Filippi

Memorial

Handicap

Trot. She

is flanked

by Colin

and Julie

De Filippi

PHOTO:

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RACING NZ

to see what he has really got,”

O’Reilly said.

“I thought he was getting a bit

tired, but I just tapped him up

and he found another two gears

up the straight. I thought it was a

tough win.”

Her double on Thursday night

brought O’Reilly’s season tally

to 57 wins, just two shy of junior

premiership winner John Morrison.

O’Reilly has been proud of her

efforts this term, particularly

with her strike-rate, having

had 300 fewer drives than

Morrison.

“I was 15 wins or so behind

him at one stage, so it has been

a great effort to get as close as I

have,” O’Reilly said.

– Harness News Desk

TEAM PRIDE: Darfield Fierce members (from left) Scarlett

Whiteside, Sophia Williams, Brylee Holland, Taylah

Weaver, Riley Slaven, Stella Sanders, Emma O’Connor.

Netballers receive jackets

DARFIELD FIERCE netball

team members are looking and

feeling fiercer than ever in their

new track jackets.

The team received 30 new

track jackets to replace the

hoodies used by the club for the

past seven years, thanks to an

ANZ netball grant.

Coach Rebecca Cornish applied

for the grant to give the

Darfield Netball Club year 7

and 8 team’s players a boost of

confidence and pride.

“The jackets will inspire the

girls to stay with the club and

feel a part of the team. As a

country club, we’re lacking in

the year 9 to 10 players, so we

want to encourage our juniors to

stay,” Cornish said.

The new gear is expected to

lighten the club’s fundraising

load, particularly following

Covid-19 which benched netball

last year.

“Last year netball was on the

downwards, with lots of girls

going for soccer and rugby. Our

club has been great at making

changes to fit the girls’ schedules

around different sports and we

hope these jackets make the

teams feel quite special.”

She said the club’s players

were obsessed with watching the

ANZ Premiership games.

“The jackets have that emblem

of the bank that represents

serious players, so it’s a really

cool thing for the girls to be a

part of that.”

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• By Chris Barclay

SOUTHBRIDGE copped some

flak for running Dan Carter in

last year’s Coleman Shield final,

so claiming a third straight

Ellesmere division 1 rugby title

with a makeshift first five-eighth

proved particularly satisfying.

All Blacks and Crusaders

legend Carter made a couple

of late season cameos in 2020,

including the decider – a narrow

win over Waihora – and

12 months on the difference in

the champion’s play-making

role could not have been starker

before Southbridge celebrated a

28-24 triumph on Saturday.

Regular pivot Shannon

Donald was sidelined at Lincoln

Domain after picking up an injury

late in the semi-final victory

over Springston, leaving midfield

back Jack Dawson to start at No

10.

“It was good to win it on our

own merit. We got a fair bit of

stick last year but who wouldn’t

play Dan if you had him in your

squad and he was available?”

asked team manager Wayne

Palmer.

“Jack got thrown into first five

and he hadn’t kicked all year.

He’s only a young fella, 19.”

Regular fullback Cam Sheat

and loose forward Adam Stone

were also unavailable though

injury

Southbridge’s five tries were

all unconverted but Dawson

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did slot a penalty to help keep

Prebbleton at bay.

The competition benchmark

built a 15-0 lead after 30min, a gap

Prebbleton were unable to bridge

as Southbridge finished the season

with just one defeat – to Ashburton’s

Southern in the combined

Luisetti Seeds Cup final.

While Southbridge are accustomed

to dealing with the

pressures associated with a final,

Prebbleton coach Dave Kettles

admitted his side were anxious as

they experienced the club’s first

division 1 showdown since the

club won their latest title in 1974.

“They got three really nice

tries pretty quickly. I underestimated

how nervous the boys

were, they felt a bit of pressure

but once they settled into their

groove they came back pretty

strong,” he said.

Prebbleton narrowed the gap

to four points with four minutes

remaining when Southbridge

were reduced to 14 following a

yellow card, but the holders then

monopolised possession to close

out the contest.

The underdogs had three

potential tries disallowed in the

second half, though Kettles was

philosophical.

“The right team won, they

were the better team on the day

and they deserved their victory,”

he said.

Kettles said Leni Taufateau

running water in the final helped

put a disappointing end to the

season into perspective.

The talented back suffered

head injuries after being

knocked unconscious by a

Mongrel Mob member in the

Christchurch CBD on January

31 and has gradually made a

recovery.

“He’s not far from getting

cleared. I’d say he’ll be back on

the field next year,” said Kettles.

“At the end of the day rugby’s

just a game, it’s the people who

are the important part of it.”

•More photos, page 28

SPORT 27

Southbridge secures shield with close win

TRIPLE TREAT: Southbridge celebrate after winning Ellesmere division 1 rugby’s coveted

Coleman Shield for a third successive season. (Right) – Leni Taufateau’s progressive

recovery from head injuries suffered when he was assaulted by a Mongrel Mob member

in January put Prebbleton’s setback into perspective.

PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

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Selwyn Times Wednesday August 4 2021

28

SPORT

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

POWER PLAY: Southbridge lock

Isileli Fine strives to break through

Prebbleton’s defensive line.

DEFENCE: Southbridge wing Boston Horn tackles

Prebbleton first five-eighth Ted Coleman as the

line beckons.

TRY TIME: Wing Will Carter scores one of Southbridge’s

five tries in their Coleman Shield final victory over

Prebbleton.

STEP UP: Jack Dawson replaced

injured Southbridge first five-eighth

Shannon Donald in the Coleman

Shield decider.

COMEBACK: Edward Sunia scores for Prebbleton after

Southbridge built a 15-0 lead.

MILESTONE: Prebbleton veteran Steve Lees-Goodwin

battles to make forward progress in his 150th division

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SELWYN RURAL LIFE

Tight as a drum and pretty cheap too

Selwyn has some of the cheapest water

in New Zealand and among the least leaky

networks in the country, a new report

shows.

The district had the cheapest volumetric

water charge in Aotearoa in 2019/20 and

among the lowest overall charges for 200m3

of water according to the latest Water New

Zealand National Performance Report.

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annual wastewater rate was above the

national average, which has helped support

investment in the system.

The report also showed Selwyn has

some of the highest water usage in the

country at around 498 litres per person

per day. Selwyn District Council (DDC)

Infrastructure Group Manager Murray

Washington said the council was working

to encourage users to think

more carefully and be

intentional around water

use, aiming for continuous

improvement in water usage

across the district in coming

years.

SDC had agreed to put

more emphasis on volumetric

charges in coming years,

giving ratepayers more control

over their water bills and

offering a financial incentive

for reducing water wastage.

Selwyn was slightly above

the average for unplanned

water supply interruptions. The

majority were on rural restricted

water schemes, where SDSC

was working on extra storage

to improve reliability in coming

years, he said.

It was good to see how the

district’s systems measure up, he

said. “We’ve put a lot of investment

into our water and wastewater

network in the past few years and

it’s good to see that reflected in the

results, along with some things for

us to keep working on to maintain

an excellent water and wastewater

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Wednesday August 4 2021 Selwyn Times 33

One tag for a dog’s life

Plastic dog tags are set to become a

thing of the past in Selwyn with the

introduction of a New Zealand first metal

One Tag for 2021 dog registrations.

The district council (SDC) is joining

Wellington City Council and Hutt City

Council as the first Councils in New

Zealand to introduce the metal tags

designed to last a dog’s lifetime.

SDC says the One Tag initiative aims to

reduce the amount of plastic waste going

to the district’s landfills.

Dog owners will still need to pay their

annual registration fees but they can keep

using the same tag as long as they live in

SDC’s jurisdiction. Dog registration can

be paid online once a dog is registered in

the Selwyn system, saving on paper waste.

The One Tag is lightweight yet durable

and comes in two round sizes – 25mm

and 35mm. The Selwyn tags will be blue

and the back of the tag is blank so owners

can get it engraved with their dog’s name

or their contact details if they wish at their

own cost.

There are over 15,000 registered dogs

in Selwyn, with around 70 new dogs

coming into the district each month. The

One Tag will support dog owners and

the environment, SDC Group Manager

Environmental and

Regulatory Services Tim

Harris said.

“We’re always looking

for new ways to make

things easier for our

dog owners and to do

better as kaitiaki of our

environment here in

Selwyn. Selwyn people love

their dogs; we have one of the

highest ownerships of dogs in

the country and as one of the

fastest growing districts in the

country our dog numbers are

growing all the time. The One Tag

will save our dog owners the hassle

of getting a new tag each year and

prevent 15,000 tags and growing

being thrown away each year.”

Under the Dog Control Act

1996, all dogs are legally required

to be registered by the age of three

months. Registration falls due on

1 July of each year, and owners of

unregistered dogs may be charged

an infringement fee of $300.

Animal Control officers will

be able to access registration

records remotely when they

are out on patrol to check

whether a dog is currently

registered.

More information on the

One Tag initiative and this

year’s dog registration can

be found on SDC’s One

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Selwyn Times Wednesday August 4 2021

SELWYN RURAL LIFE

Financial relief

packages at hand

34

FOOD

Easy to prepare mains

with plenty of taste

Chicken

drumsticks will

appeal to all the

family, try this

tangy sweet chilli

sauce recipe to

dress them up

Sweet chilli chicken

drumsticks

Serves 4

Applications are open for a $4 million

fund from the Ministry for Primary

Industries (MPI) to help flood-affected

farmers and growers in Canterbury.

Widespread flooding triggered by a one

in 200-year flood rainfall event in late May

2021 caused significant damage.

The financial support will help floodaffected

farmers and growers get back on

their feet as quickly as possible. MPI has

been working with Federated Farmers,

DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand,

Deer Industry New Zealand, and councils,

to determine how this funding can have

the greatest impact.

Grants will assist farmers to clear

flood debris from their paddocks, such

as shingle, boulders, trees, and silt.

Applications can be made retrospectively

for clean-up work already undertaken.

The size and distribution of grants will be

determined once all the applications have

been received.

Applications will be assessed by an

independent panel, made up of people

that sector groups have helped to select.

The panel’s members will confirm that

grants meet the eligibility criteria and that

the allocation process is fair, consistent,

and transparent. MPI will contribute up to

half of the clean-up cost for uninsurable

works.

Applications for the fund close on 30

July 2021. An application form, helpful

checklist, the criteria and a fact sheet

are all available from MPI. For more

information or require assistance to

complete their application will be able to

contact MPI: 0800 00 83 33 or funding@

mpi.govt.nz

Ingredients

8 chicken drumsticks

2 tbsp citrus juice

4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 garlic cloves

Fresh ginger, sliced

1 lemongrass, crushed

Directions

Put the drumsticks in a

baking dish, allow 2-3 per

person. Glug over them

sweet chilli sauce, soy or

oyster sauce, citrus juice,

a bit of oil and any or all

of the following that you

happen to have on hand –

crushed garlic cloves, sliced

fresh ginger, crushed lemon

grass, fresh chillies (if you

like it hot) slices of whatever

citrus you have juiced.

Place the chicken in the

oven and braise until the

drums are cooked.

Meanwhile, make a salad.

Mix any greens with fresh

herbs such as mint and

basil, fresh tomatoes and

cucumber. Try to use a

crunchy lettuce.

Serve it all in bowls on

the table or plate it.

Butterflied Lamb

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 butterflied boneless leg

of lamb

2 tsp fresh rosemary

1 tsp dried oregano

1 lemon

1 tsp lemon juice

¼ cup oil

2 garlic cloves

Salt and freshly ground

pepper

Directions

Place the lamb in a shallow

dish and sprinkle over

rosemary, dried oregano,

lemon rind(grated), juice,

garlic and oil. Season with

pepper.

Refrigerate overnight if

possible. Remove the lamb

from the fridge at least 1

hour prior to cooking.

Lift lamb from the marinade,

season with salt and

cook on a hot barbecue for

15min each side or longer if

you like.

Rest for 10min prior to

serving.

Salmon and spinach

packets

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 tbsp orange, finely

grated rind

3cm fresh ginger, peeled

and julienned

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp orange juice

4 cups baby spinach,

washed and drained

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

2 salmon fillets, about

150g each,

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cut two pieces of baking

paper to about 30cm x

30cm.

Place two cups of baby

spinach in centre of each

piece. Top with orange

rind, salmon, ginger, orange

juice, mustard and pepper.

Drizzle with a little oil.

Bring long sides of paper

together and fold over a

couple of times to make a

neat seam. Tuck ends under

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Microwave on high for

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200 deg C oven for about

15min.

Serve with steamed vegetables

or a salad depending

on whether it is a cold

or warm day.

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GARDENING 35

Formidable task choosing magnolias

LATE WINTER is the season

when deciduous magnolias are at

their best.

August seems to force these

gorgeous flowers to open in a

rush. The breathtaking sight

of the large, tulip-like blooms

perching on bare branches can

send passers-by rushing to

the nursery to buy something

similar.

There are dozens of magnolia

varieties, and making a choice

can be a formidable task.

The names are confusing

so it’s usually easiest to forget

nomenclature and just go

for the flower you like most

(remembering, of course, to

check the ultimate height on the

label).

Most grow into small trees but,

if space is tight, look for one of

the shrub-sized star magnolias.

Because magnolias come from

cool climates with rich, moistureholding

soil, keeping them

happy through hot New Zealand

summers can be a challenge. It’s

important to take the opportunity

to improve the soil as much

as possible before planting.

Choose a spot that gets at least

half a day’s sun and is protected

from strong winds.

Start by clearing grass or

ground-covering plants from

an area about 1m across, then

dig plenty of manure or good

compost and some longlasting

CHOICES: Magnolias will add plenty of colour to your

garden. They don’t like a lot of heat so plant in moistureholding

soil.

fertiliser into the soil.

Because magnolias hate

being dry, it can also be helpful to

add some water-storing crystals

into the planting area. Create

a planting hole that’s about

twice the size of the pot and

approximately the same depth.

Take the plant out of the pot

with care (magnolias hate root

disturbance) and sit it into the

planting hole. Backfill, then water

well to settle everything into

place.

Lastly, spread a layer of organic

mulch. This will keep the soil

moist and stop competitive grass

from growing back over the root

area.

Once the magnolia is well

established you can plant some

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MY WIFE AND I arrived home

at 5pm after a normal day at

work, but from then on things

were far from normal.

The chicken went in the oven

for dinner and veges were being

prepared. I had a few tasks to

complete before plugging in the

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went off.

The emergency electrician was

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that a corroded wire from the

street had shorted and it would

be the following day before parts

could be sourced and electricity

restored.

We improvised as well as we

could for the very cold night

but it meant the MG ZS electric

car would have to go back to

the dealership running on

low charge. For someone who

gets range anxiety I found the

early morning commute rather

harrowing; however, I’m pleased

to report we made it.

Yes, the electric vehicle was

an MG, that nameplate having

links back to the company named

Morris Garages, established in

1924. MG has since defied the

odds and has survived amidst

takeovers, mergers and years

when production was barely

enough to stay buoyant, today

it is still a proud brand in the

automotive market.

MG is now under ownership of

the giant Shanghai Automotive

Industry Corporation, in China,

and that’s a good thing, it has

stable foundations and it has the

benefit of a vast manufacturing

enterprise. SAIC is a wellestablished

conglomerate with

long-term involvement with

Volkswagen, General Motors

and a host of heavy vehicle

manufacturers.

Add in the design work that

is still carried out in the United

Kingdom and it would appear

MG is here to stick around

for a lot longer yet. At a local

level it’s also heartening to see

a considerable number on our

roads, thanks to a new dealership

and showroom boosting the

brand’s image.

The manufacturer of MG

has also joined the global rush

towards satisfying demand for

EVs. Its trendy and popular ZS

sport utility vehicle is now even

more interesting with the electric

option appealing to the many

who are flocking to that part of

the market. As an aside, a hybrid

version of the MG HS SUV has

also just landed in New Zealand.

It’s timely to note as well, the

fully electric ZS at $48,990 easily

ON CHARGE: The ZS’ batteries can be powered from

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MG ZS: Fully electric or petrol power depending on your preference.

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The ZS EV is powered by a

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battery, and that is significant, it’s

a battery that will give you range,

according to the distributors up

to 263km between charges. In

normal EV fashion charging can

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need two different cables. One is

a type 2 to type 2 that would be

used at a DC rapid charging point

taking about 45min to charge

from low to 80 per cent. The

other is a three-pin cable that can

be plugged in from a domestic

supply, MG claims an estimated

seven hours to fully charge.

On the subject of figures, the

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vehicle feels lively, power and

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Not only does the ZS EV buyer

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convenience are fitted, along with

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On an inland run through to

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the environment is your first

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If you are one of the many new

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EXCAVATIONS

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SMALL EXCAVATIONS

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ELECTRICAL

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contact Vicky Sayers

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• Arborist

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the team today!

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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For all your

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MILITARY EXERCISE

Depot Company Range Activity

31 July - 10 August 2021

The general public is to be advised that a

New Zealand Army Exercise will be conducted

in the West Melton Rifle Range area over the

period 31 July - 10 August 2021.

The exercise will involve up to 100 personnel

of Depot Company, 2/1 Battalion, Royal

New Zealand Infantry Regiment from

Burnham Military Camp.

Training will involve soldiers live firing

weapons and pyrotechnics during daily work

hours. Live firing by night will be conducted on

the evening of 3rd, 4th and 8th August 2021.

The New Zealand Army takes fire risk seriously

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For more information please contact:

Mark Fabiano on 0220916224.

TRADE WASTE BYLAW

AND WASTEWATER DRAINAGE

BYLAW CONSULTATION

Pursuant to sections 83, 86, 148, 156 and 158 of the Local Government Act 2002 public

notice is given that the Selwyn District Council resolved at its meeting on 7 July 2021 to

invite submissions on the proposal to amend the Council Trade Waste Bylaw and Wastewater

Drainage Bylaw (Bylaws).

The statement of proposal to amend the Bylaws (including a copy of the proposed

amendments to the Bylaws) is available online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/wastewater.

A hard copy will also be available at the Council offices in Rolleston and any Council library

or service centre.

Written submissions on the proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be made by

5pm on Friday, 3 September 2021.

You can make a submission:

· online: complete the online form at www.selwyn.govt.nz/wastewater

· by post: complete hard copy of the form (printed forms are available at the Council offices

in Rolleston and any Council library or service centre) and post it to:

Murray England

Proposed amendments to Trade Waste Bylaw; and/or

Proposed amendments to Wastewater Drainage Bylaw

Selwyn District Council

PO Box 90

Rolleston 7643

· by email: scan or email your completed form to water.manager@selwyn.govt.nz

· in person: drop off the completed form to the Council offices in Rolleston, or to any

Council library or service centre.

All information is available online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/wastewater.

Contact

0800 SELWYN (735 996)

water.manager@selwyn.govt.nz

selwyn.govt.nz

Minor amendment to the enrolment scheme

of Broadfield School

The Ministry of Education is proposing a minor amendment to

the enrolment scheme of Broadfield School. This is to update the

home zone to better identify which properties are within the zone.

This minor amendment clarifies the zone boundary – both written

and drawn. To view the map and written description, please go to

https://consultation.education.govt.nz/education/broadfieldschool-minor-amendment.

There are no changes to any individual’s eligibility to enrol as a

result of this minor amendment.

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

provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

Comments can be made to

Canterbury.EnrolmentSchemes@education.govt.nz by 01

September 2021.


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Feature lighting, wireless entry and an attractive

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2

Accelerating success.

2

[Edition datE]

The value of

an open home

When selling a property, open homes are

likely to be part of the promotional mix

but how effective are these?

“Open homes provide an opportunity

for multiple people to view a property

at the same time. This is convenient

for vendors and also benefits buyers by

allowing them to pre-plan which homes

they wish to view,” says Sarah Booth, coowner

of Ray White Rolleston.

Sarah says buyers feel more relaxed and

at ease when looking at homes in this

manner as it is a more informal viewing

platform. It also gives buyers a chance to

gauge other interest in a property.

When a number of open homes are

held on the same day, buyers have the

opportunity to see a number of properties

within one afternoon. They can compare

properties gaining an insight into what

will suit their needs. People may also

look at a property they might have ruled

out during an on-line search because it is

available to view. On actually seeing the

home, they may find it more appealing

than first thought perhaps because it has

higher quality features.

Open homes also allow buyers to view

properties just outside their price bracket

and this might lead to them extending

their budget to secure what they see as a

desirable property.

People who are considering selling may

visit open homes to meet real estate agents,

make comparisons with other houses on

the market, and to gauge asking prices.

For a seller, an open home channels

potential buyers through at a prearranged

time, which is convenient to them and has

been advertised online and in print media.

Weekends are the most popular

times for open homes, whilst viewing

by appointment can be at any time

convenient to the vendor and prospective

purchaser.

The time frame for an open home may

vary with many real estate agents now

limiting these to half an hour. Sarah says

this is plenty of time for viewers to have an

initial look then, if a buyer is particularly

interested, a private viewing can be

arranged.

A good agent will follow up with

everyone who has attended the open home

to get quality feedback for the vendor

and to ascertain whether there is further

interest in the property.

When selling a property it should be

presented to its best especially when

an open home is to be held. Sarah

recommends:

• de-cluttering and tidying up, clearing

surfaces such as kitchen benches with

pots, pans, plates and cutlery put away,

• hanging fresh clean and bright towels in

the bathroom and ensuring the vanity,

shower and toilet are all clean,

• turning on the lights,

• turning on the heating if the weather is

cold,

• clearing away pet bowls,

• giving the home a thorough clean inside

and mowing the lawns,

• putting away valuables, and

• having nice smells in the house like fresh

flowers and candles.

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

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DEADLINE SALE

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**Deadline Sale: all offers to be presented 5pm, 5th August (unless sold prior)

Representing an easy-care investment or city pad within the ever-desirable four avenues is this one-bedroom

townhouse that enjoys lovely sun to outdoor patio in the afternoon/evening. This property will naturally be

appreciated by investors seeking a proven performer for their portfolio, or buyers seeking a town base.

Constructed by Williams Corporation and covering 50sqm, this freehold townhouse is arranged across two

levels, with the immensely practical open plan living layout occupying the ground floor and streaming outdoors

to a private courtyard.

Promising a lifestyle of convenience, interest is expected from both investors and home buyers, and therefore,

prospective purchasers should enquire quickly. Contact Mike today for more information.

DEADLINE SALE

Investment Excellence!

**Deadline Sale: all offers to be presented 5pm, 4th August (unless sold prior)

Situated in a desirable investment-focused pocket of the city near Canterbury University and Riccarton’s

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a solid addition to their rental portfolio. Set upon a 407m 2 site that’s only minutes from the university and

a stroll from Westfield Riccarton, this property is conveniently positioned and enjoys an immediate income

stream, returning $840 per week, with the tenancy expiring on 2/12/21. Properties with a proven track record

are always a favoured choice in this convenient location, and interested buyers are advised to enquire quickly.

Contact Mike for more information.

68 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

0800 645 346

www.oneagencyres.co.nz

Mike Goatley

027 249 5561

Lindsay Welch

027 577 0216

Wade Goatley

027 749 6468

Shane Jarvis

022 130 0766

Wayne McFarlane

027 337 6093

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)


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Buying a lifestyle block

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City life getting you down? Dreaming of

living in the country, where you ‘commute’

from the breakfast table to a barn or your

home office? It might look like an easy life

but buying a lifestyle property can be a

complex business.

While living in the country has much

to recommend it, you need to do more

preparation for buying a place there than

buying a pair of gumboots and comparing

the merits of ride-on mowers.

We recommend comprehensive due

diligence when buying any kind of property,

but rural ones come with a whole extra set

of things to think about compared to buying

a straightforward stand-alone home in

town”.

While it’s tempting to focus on the dream

wish list for your bucolic bolt-hole, but you

should also compile a list of issues to be

aware of (and people who can help you learn

about them).

“If the property you like is being sold by

a licensed real estate agent, remember that

you can ask them anything you like about it”.

“Rural real estate agents have special

skills in this area and they’ll be able to help

you figure out what information you need

to make a well-informed decision. It’s also

a good idea to get your lawyer onboard

early to check titles, consents and other

information that you gather in the process.”

It might feel like you’re getting away from

it all when moving out of town, but rural

developments can be subject to rules that

restrict what you can do. REA recommends

getting your lawyer to check if there are any

covenants on the property that might have

an impact on a future business you may

run there, or any planned building projects.

You don’t want to invest in an alpaca herd

for your new dream property only to find

that it’s not allowed to carry any livestock.

Similarly, it would be tough to discover that

your subdivision plans are not permitted by

council rules.

Be aware that there may be tax

implications if you’re planning to use the

property as a business.

“In general, if it is currently being used for

a business that is tax-registered – whether

that’s selling organic eggs, grazing stock

or running a B&B – then the seller will

probably add GST to the price. This means

you’ll pay an extra 15 per cent, unless you

are also registered for GST. Ask your lawyer

or accountant to check if the house or any

other buildings on the property are GSTexempt.

They will also be able to advise you

on whether you need to be GST-registered.”

A good place to start when trying to

figure out what tax obligations might

attach to your purchase of the property

is Inland Revenue’s property tax decision

tree (available at http://www.ird.govt.

nz/property/property-terms-and-tools/

property-decision-tree/), but keep in mind

that it is always best to seek professional

advice before you make a decision.

Rural properties (like all properties) can

also have easements on the title that relate to

access, water or power. You should ask your

lawyer to check the title and work out what

the easements are, and how they will have an

impact on your rights and responsibilities as

an owner.

“For example, if the title allows a

neighbour access to a piece of their land

through your property, do you have any

right to limit the type and frequency of that

access if you buy it?”

Be aware too that there may be ‘unofficial’

easements operating; the incumbent

owners may have an informal arrangement

with their neighbours, but this may not

remain when the property passes into new

ownership.

Things that we take for granted when

living in urban environments, like water,

sewage and access, can require more

involvement in rural areas. Check the water

sources for the property – if it has its own

bore, are there limits on the amount of

water you can draw from it? What is the

process for ensuring it is safe to drink? What

happens to wastewater and sewage? Are you

prepared for life with a septic tank? Will the

current owner ensure the tank is empty as a

condition of sale?

When it comes to access, will you

share a private road or right of way with

other properties? What will be your

responsibilities and potential costs for

maintaining it? Don’t forget that your

neighbours may be involved in unglamorous

activities at ungodly hours – check the

zoning rules for nearby properties if you’re

worried about noise, smells or traffic. You

might think it’s lovely to have stock grazing

out the window, but are you ready for a

milk tanker driving past every morning? Be

aware that the LIM will not always alert you

to any pending or current NZTA decisions

regarding local highway linkages that often

divert traffic away from urban centres in

favour of immediate rural areas on the town

boundary. Check with NZTA if you think

your property could be affected by road

changes.

Like all property purchases, buying a place

in the country requires careful, objective

consideration.

“There are lots of great things about

living on the land, but it’s best to be realistic

about it. You don’t want to be like the

former townie I met a few weeks ago, who

mournfully told me that their lifestyle

block had become “a life sentence”. Do your

homework and you’re far more likely to live

happily ever after in rural bliss.”

For independent advice on buying or

selling property, check out settled.govt.nz.

Dunsandel 174 Karanga Road

Deadline Sale

Selwyn,

Proud to

be here

Looking to buy, sell, invest or

have your property managed?

Give us a call at Property Brokers

Selwyn, or pop in to talk to one

of the team today!

Large lifestyle opportunity

This 10 hectare property is an ideal lifestyle block for those seeking

both a home and income opportunities. Conveniently located, recently

renovated and efficiently landscaped, so many boxes are ticked for

those either seeking country living or looking to down-size from larger

farm operations. The well- proportioned, three bedroom home has

been modernised to a comfortable and tasteful standard. Open plan

kitchen and living with an efficient log burner creates a warm and

inviting space. The bedrooms are light and bright hosting inbuilt

wardrobes and the spacious tiled bathroom is an added bonus. Ranch

sliders lead out on to generous deck with views overlooking the

livestock paddocks.

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

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Deadline Sale closes Thursday 19th

August, 2021 at 12.00pm, (unless sold

prior)

View Sun 8 Aug 12.00 - 12.45pm

Web pb.co.nz/DFL93722

Gemma Guild

M 021 901 882

Gareth Cox

M 021 250 9714

PB Selwyn

E rolleston@pb.co.nz

P 03 929 0306


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Dunsandel 34 Hororata Dunsandel Road

Tender

This is an exciting opportunity!

Set on 9.1 hectares of land, this Dunsandel property is the right investment at the right time for any serious investor or

lifestyler. With Selwyn continuing to be the fastest growing area in New Zealand, demand in the district continues to

create further opportunities. This modern 220m2 home has just had its kitchen and laundry upgraded, and also has a

cottage on site as well as a Total Span barn. The property on offer ticks all the boxes. Dunsandel is heating up, just

over the road 29 sections have just been sold.

To request the property files for this property please enter the following link into your browser.

https://www.propertybrokers.co.nz/request-information-files/ROL87856

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Tender closes Thursday 26th August, 2021 at 2.00pm,

Property Brokers Lincoln

14 Gerald Street

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/ROL87856

Justin Le Lievre

M 022 628 1306

E justinl@pb.co.nz

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

Proud to be here


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Rolleston 151 Curraghs Road

Auction

The Curraghs

12 Lifestyle Blocks, all 10 acres for sale right here in Rolleston.

Flat arable land that has all the trappings of country living whilst a stones throw from Rolleston's

Shopping Precinct.

Build the home of your dreams, or get the tractor out and grow a crop or two.

Fenced with power and telecommunications to the gate.

Properties like this do not come along often.

To be sold by Auction on the 7th of August between 1.30 and 3.30 in the Banquet Room at the Melton Estate.

Auction 1.30pm, Sat 7th Aug, 2021, The Banquet Room at

Melton Estate

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/LIL92613

Justin Le Lievre

M 022 628 1306

E justinl@pb.co.nz

Malcolm McNaughton

M 027 297 4297

E malcolmm@pb.co.nz

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

Proud to be here


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Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Modern tidy home

Section 400m2 - 600m2

Price up to $750,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Selwyn

2-3 bedrooms

1-2 bathrooms

Flexible on section size

Price up to $540,000

Contact

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com

Prebbleton

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 living spaces

Separate laundry

Price up to $960,000

Contact

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com

Rolleston/Lincoln/Tai Tapu

4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Section 800m2 plus

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Courtney Hopkins 027 291 8979

courtney.hopkins@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2 living areas

Faringdon sub-division

Price up to $800,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2 bedrooms

1+ bathrooms

Faringdon sub-division

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston

Desperately seeking

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Nice spec, 2-3 car garaging

Price up to $800,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Rolleston/Lincoln/West Melton

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Nicely situated with nice outlook

Section 700m2 - 1200m2

Price up to $950,000

Contact

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537

leisa.webster@raywhite.com

Lincoln/Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Less than 5 years old

Cash buyers wanting quick settlement

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Lincoln/Rolleston/West Melton

3-4 bedrooms

Large section 900m2 plus

Price up to $850,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Lincoln/Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Price up to $750,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Lincoln

3 bedrooms

Price up to $650,000

Contact

Trina Rea 027 424 6901

trina.rea@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Newer high spec home

Price $750,000 - $900,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Tai Tapu/Lincoln/Rolleston

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Extra sheds for cars

Land 2 acres

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

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

High specifications

Section 1000m2 plus

Price up to high $800,000’s

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Selwyn

Lifestyle block

Bare land 2 acres plus

Suitable to build dream home on

Closer to Christchurch preferred

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Section 700m2 plus

Price up to $700,000

Contact

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com

Tai Tapu

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Bigger family home

Section 700m2 - 1100m2

Price $800,000 - high $900,000’s

Contact

Emma Langton-George 027 555 0568

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Open plan living

Easy care section

Price up to $650,000

Contact

Georgia Schofield 027 887 7282

georgia.schofield@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Separate lounge

Good indoor-outdoor flow

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Georgia Schofield 027 887 7282

georgia.schofield@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz

Ray White Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Due to continued success as Selwyn’s leading

Real Estate team, we need more homes to

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.

Please, if you can help, call us today!

Rolleston & Surrounds

Bare land block

2-4 acres

Price up to $750,000

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Rolleston & Surrounds

3+ bedrooms

Investment Property

Price up to $650,000

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

2 car garaging

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006

felicity.dc@raywhite.com

Rolleston/Lincoln/Prebbleton

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Outdoor entertaining area

Decking or space to build decking

Price up to $600,000

Contact

Kresha Ross 022 014 3183

kresha.ross@raywhite.com

Rolleston

2-3 bedrooms

1-2 bathrooms

Any section size

Price up to $650,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston/Kirwee/Dunsandel

3-4 bedrooms

Any age considered

Price up to $575,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

West Melton/Rolleston

4 bedrooms

2 living areas

Section 1200m2 - 3000m2

Price up to $1,200,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3-4 bedrooms

Section 500m2 - 800m2

Price up to $800,000

Contact

Mandie Ashwell 027 552 4478

mandie.ashwell@raywhite.com

Prebbleton/Lincoln

Section

1000m2 - 3000m2

Price $400,000 - $700,000

Contact

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057

kate.cameron@raywhite.com

Prebbleton/Lincoln

3-4 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms

Potential to add value

2 car garaging

Price $550,000 - $650,000

Contact

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057

kate.cameron@raywhite.com

Lincoln/Prebbleton/Tai Tapu

3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

3 car garaging or 2 plus a workshop

Section 650m2 minimum

Price $800,000 - $950,000

Contact

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057

kate.cameron@raywhite.com

Prebbleton

Section

2000m2 - 5000m2

Price $400,000 - $900,000

Contact

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057

kate.cameron@raywhite.com

Rolleston

Section

Greater than 1000m2

Any price considered

Contact

Morgan Cathro 021 034 2147

morgan.cathro@raywhite.com

Rolleston/Prebbleton

4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Any section size considered

Any price considered

Contact

Rebecca Grose 021 266 2173

rebecca.grose@raywhite.com

Lincoln

Section

Liffey Springs

650m2 plus

Any price considered

Contact

Rebecca Grose 021 266 2173

rebecca.grose@raywhite.com

West Melton

3-4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Large section

Price up to $1,100,000

Contact

John Galt 027 461 9345

john.galt@raywhite.com

Rolleston

4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Section 1000m2 - 1300m2

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Greg Brockbank 021 262 9761

greg.brockbank@raywhite.com

West Melton

3-4 bedrooms

3 car garaging

Section 600m2 - 800m2

Price up to $900,000

Contact

Greg Brockbank 021 262 9761

greg.brockbank@raywhite.com

Rolleston

3 bedrooms

1-2 bathrooms

Section 500m2

Price $450,000 - $600,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Kirwee/Darfield

3 bedrooms

1 bathroom

Section 500m2

Price $450,000 - $600,000

Contact

‘Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz

Ray White Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Homeownership: should you make a will?

If you have just bought your first home

or already own a property, then the

answer to this is yes.

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest

investments you may make during your

lifetime.

It is, therefore, necessary to decide who

will be the benefactor/s of your property

and belongings should you suddenly pass

away. To do this, you need to create a will.

A will states who receives what in the

event of your death.

Anyone over 18

years old can

create a will.

According to the Public Trust, over

50% of New Zealanders do not have a

will. Young people, aged from 25 to 39

years, who are financially independent,

feature highly in this area, and yet they

are a group more likely to indulge in

adventurous holidays and take part in

risky extreme sports. Accumulated assets

of this age group might include a bike, car,

TV, house, and furniture, along with a vast

range of electronic and digital gear.

With the arrival of a family, having a

will in place is even more essential and

yet, according to the survey taken in

2014, only 30% of 25-40 year-olds, with

children, have a will in place.

A will not only legally takes care of the

property, and the monetary side of things

but can also state who will take care of

children in the event of an untimely death.

What happens if there is no will

The lack of a will can create problems

over who will benefit from the estate -

this is especially important if there are

children, de facto relationships, children

from previous relationships, family

members with addictions, or where a

business is involved.

Where there is no will, the estate goes

into ‘intestacy’, which means a court will

appoint an administrator, who does the

same job as an executor, to manage the

estate. The administrator has the authority

to act on behalf of the deceased and

applies to the High Court for letters of

administration (power to administrate the

estate).

The Administration Act

1969 provides a code to

be followed that ensures

the estate is administered

in order of priority.

(Check out Wills at www.

communitylaw.org.nz)

Save time and money

Before meeting with your

lawyer, and to help save

time and money, decide

in advance how you want

to distribute your will –

determine who will receive

what.

You can also create a DIY

will online, but if the distribution of your

property is complicated, you may need to

contact a lawyer for additional help.

For your will to be valid and legally

binding it must be signed in front of two

witnesses, who also must sign it. The

witnesses are not in any way responsible

for what is in the will or its execution.

Four steps to creating a will

1. Nominate an executor – the person

who will manage the distribution of your

property.

2. Choose how you want to be buried

or cremated, and how you want your

funeral to be held, i.e. small and private, at

a church, or in a garden. Make sure family

or friends know in advance what you want

to happen, as the reading of the will may

not be before the funeral.

3. Appoint a guardian/s for your

children (if under 18) and your pets.

Discuss this with prospective guardians,

so they are prepared and understand their

responsibility.

4. Decide who will receive what and

how much; this may include money,

property, and personal belongings, as well

as selected charities.


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Your guide to all things Real Estate

in the Selwyn District

What’s

happening

with rentals

in Rolleston?

Property managers have described the

current rental market in Rolleston as quite

buoyant. New and established properties

are being snapped up quickly, with

numerous applications being provided

to the landlord for selection. As a result,

many rentals are finalised within 2–3

weeks of being advertised. However, some

properties are not advertised as property

managers already have a tenant waitlist.

The median rental price for a threebedroom

property is $500–$530 a

week, while a four-bedroom property

is likely to rent for $550 and upwards.

Common features that tenants seek are

two bathrooms and double garaging, and

these features can command a higher

rent. Another consideration is whether

the rental is pet friendly. This decision

comes down to individual landlords, but

communication and open discussion, and

even supplying references may help your

application.

As a renter, with numerous applications

being lodged, you may be looking for tips

to get your applications accepted. Some

viewings are by appointment only, and

the property manager will get to meet

you and ask questions. This meeting is

your opportunity to show yourself in

the most favourable light. Landlords

and property managers are looking for

what makes you stand out from other

applicants. Therefore, it is essential to

lodge a fully completed application as

soon as you can. This application can also

be an opportunity to include details about

yourself, family or pets and even a photo

to make you stand out.

On the other side of rental properties

is the market for investors or owners.

There has been a significant shift upwards

in house purchase prices, which doesn’t

always equate to what rent landlords can

charge. Landlords must also consider

compliance requirements and healthy

homes regulations, and a common issue

appears to be heating compliance. Not

all new builds meet these healthy homes

criteria for rentals. The healthy homes

standards have specific and minimum

heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture

and drainage standards, and draught

stopping requirements for rental

properties. Tenancy Services states, “All

private rentals must comply with all

healthy homes’ standards within 90 days

of any new or renewed tenancy on or

after 1 July 2021, with all private rentals

complying by 1 July 2024.” Landlords who

don’t meet the healthy homes standards

are in breach of the Residential Tenancies

Act 1986 and may be liable for damages

up to $7,200.

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14

What do I need to

know when selling

for the first time?

People are often so focused on what

it takes to buy a property that the

thought of selling it never occurs to

them. Home ownership is embedded in

New Zealanders’ DNA, but most people

experience changes in their lifestyle,

family circumstances or work situation

that will make them want – or need – to

move on. Whatever your reasons, it’s

important to take the time to think about

what you want to achieve from the sale

before you start the process.

“Many people find it hard to be

objective about their first home and this

can have an impact on decision making

when it comes to sale time,” says the Real

Estate Authority (REA).

“In this situation it can be helpful to

look at it as an investment from which

you want to get the best possible return.”

A good way to start the process is to

get an idea of the property’s current

market value – either by using online

tools, paying for a registered valuation or

getting a current market appraisal (CMA)

from a licensed real estate agent.

While friends and family make good

sounding-boards, you can’t beat the

advice and guidance you’ll get from

trained, experienced professionals.

Depending on your needs and the type

of property you’re selling, your support

team is likely to include a lawyer or

conveyancer, along with possibly a valuer,

an accountant (if you have used the

property for business purposes) and an

insurer or lender. The other key figure for

most Kiwi home sellers is a licensed real

estate agent.

More than 90 per cent of residential

properties in New Zealand are sold by

licensed real estate agents, who work for

the seller in return for a commission that’s

usually based on a percentage of the sale

price.

“It’s important to choose your agent

well – remember that you are trusting

them with what’s likely to be your

biggest financial asset. Ask around for

recommendations in your area and feel

free to ‘interview’ a few before you make

your final decision. Don’t forget that you

can negotiate with them on the costs and

the range of the service they will provide

you – talk to experienced friends or

family or your lawyer if you’re not

sure how to do this. Some will

provide the full suite of services

for you, others will require you to

run your own open homes. You

generally pay for what you get,

you just need to decide what you

want.”

Some people rush into selling

a property without thinking what

costs are involved because they’re

dazzled by the thought of a nice big

cheque at the end. Talk to your bank

or lender about what to expect – you

may need to spend money on preparing

the physical property for sale as well as

paying legal fees, marketing and moving

expenses. Talk to the real estate agent

before embarking on any renovations as

they will be able to tell you what buyers in

your area expect.

Have you thought about where you’ll

live when the property is sold? Could you

cope if a buyer wanted a short settlement

date and you had to move out sooner than

expected? These are all things to consider

before you start the process. There’s more

information at www.settled.govt.nz.

It’s also crucial to remember your

obligations as a seller.

Whether you sell with an agent or

privately, you must be upfront about

any issues or information that could be

relevant to a buyer.

Is there a gang house next door? Are

there any signs of watertightness issues? Is

there a stream at the back of the property

that threatens to inundate the house after

a lot of rain? Do you have the necessary

consents and compliance documents for

any work that was done? If you’re not sure

what to disclose, talk to your lawyer.

The best rule of thumb is to imagine

yourself in the shoes of a potential

buyer and think how you would feel if

you discovered the seller had not been

entirely truthful.

“If that’s not enough motivation,

consider that a buyer may have the right

to cancel the sale or renegotiate a reduced

price if you have misrepresented anything

to them. They may even be able to take

you to court and claim damages.”

Selling a property can be stressful,

but it doesn’t have to be life-destroying.

Be thoughtful about your decisionmaking,

seek advice from the experts and

remember why you’re moving on.

For independent advice on buying or

selling property, check out settled.govt.nz.

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12.00pm – 12.30pm

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69 Orrick Crescent, Avonhead

Property Brokers

2 Wedgewood Row, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

12.00pm – 12.30pm

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53 McMahon Drive, Aidanfield

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

116 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

26 Jean Archie Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

43 Rosamond Way, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2 Hunters Lane, Lincoln

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

Thursday 5 Th augusT

37 Kaitorete Drive, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

2 Wedgewood Row, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

321 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

5 Melton Park Land, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

11A Greenan Place, Doyleston

Property Brokers

69 Orrick Crescent, Avonhead

Property Brokers

9 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

12.30pm – 1.00pm

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5 Melton Park Land, West Melton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

saTurday 7 Th augusT

37 Kaitorete Drive, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

2 Wedgewood Row, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

321 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

sunday 8 Th augusT

37 Kaitorete Drive, Lincoln

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

19 Stanwood Grove, Darfield

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2/23 Hororata Road, Hororata

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

43 Rosamond Way, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

26 Jean Archie Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

174 Karanga Road, Dunsandel

Property Brokers

12.45pm – 1.30pm

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31 Lydiard Drive, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

116 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

29 Clarendon Terrace, Woolston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

23 Brook Street, Southbridge

Bayleys Canterbury

1117 Leeston Road, Irwell

Matson & Allan Leeston

313 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

18 Brook Street, Southbridge

Matson & Allan Leeston

9 Jacks Drive, West Melton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

11A Greenan Place, Doyleston

Property Brokers

20 Piako Drive, Darfield

Property Brokers

2 Hunters Lane, Lincoln

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

6 Baxter Crescent, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

321 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

2 Hororata Dunsandel Road, Dunsandel

Bayleys Canterbury

1/279 Main South Road, Hornby

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

For full details of all

Open Homes, please

contact the Real

Estate companies

RAY WHITE

Rolleston 03 347 9988

www.rwrolleston.co.nz

West Melton 03 347 9933

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz

Lincoln 03 325 7299

www.rwlincoln.co.nz

PROPERTY BROKERS

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Rolleston 03 929 0306

Darfield 03 975 4506

Leeston 03 929 0306

Lincoln 03 595 6954

HARCOURTS

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz

Harcourts Hornby 03 349 9919

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711

Harcourts Lincoln 03 662 9933

MATSON & ALLAN

www.marealestate.co.nz

Rolleston 03 347 9949

Darfield 03 318 8204

Leeston 03 324 3704

BAYLEYS CANTERBURY www.bayleys.co.nz 03 375 4700

SELLING YOUR HOME?

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and are actively seeking

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MATSON & ALLAN

REAL ESTATE LIMITED

‘The

Selwyn

Experts’

Residential

Lifestyle

Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

FINAL RELEASE

ROLLESTON - 6 Baxter Crescent

THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

• Immaculate presentation

• Substantial 276sqm home

• Four double bedrooms

• Three bathrooms

• Two separate living areas

• Modern kitchen with walk in pantry

• Log burner and Heat pump

• Separate laundry

• Fabulous 1477sqm section

• Triple car garage

• Popular and Desirable location

Viewing: Sun 2.00pm – 2.45pm

Deadline Sale: All offers to be presented

on or before 1pm, Monday 16th August

2021 (unless sold prior)

View: www.marealestate.co.nz

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - Ed Hillary Drive

HANKS RUN – FINAL RELEASE – STAGE E

Located off Ed Hillary Drive next door to

Falcons Landing this brand new exclusive

subdivision of 40 lots is releasing its final stage

– Stage E - comprising of 12 lots ranging from

612m 2 – 657m 2 .

With titles due August 2022 now is the time to

pounce on your dream lot and start planning

your future home. SectIons will have internal

boundary fencing and user friendly covenants

to protect our investment.

These 12 lots will be sold by Deadline Sale

closing 1pm, Monday 16th August 2021.

Offers need to be submitted on the Hanks

Run Contract Offer form downloaded from

the following property file link which enables

multiple options on different lots.

http://www.propertyfiles.co.nz/581990001

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0888

Price: Offers below $350,000 will not be

considered

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

ROLLESTON - 313 Dunns Crossing Road

WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING?

• 5555m 2 in prime location

• Three bedroom 140m 2 home

• Large yard plus variety of sheds

• Swimming pool

• 180m to West Rolleston Primary School

• Potential plus

• Currently zoned Living 2

Viewing: Sun 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Deadline Sale: All offers to be presented

on or before 1pm, Thursday 19th August

2021 (unless sold prior)

View: www.marealestate.co.nz

IRWELL - 1117 Leeston Road

COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST

• Spacious family home built for the sun

• Four bedrooms and two bathrooms

• Open plan kitchen and dining

• Large living room with log burner

• Standalone double garage

• Handy shed suitable storage

• Botanic 4704m 2 setting with stream boundary

• Centrally located in popular Irwell village

Viewing: Sun 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Price: Offers Over $699,000 considered

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0883

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

andrew@marealestate.co.nz

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

stephan@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 www.marealestate.co.nz

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Amelia Nisbet

027 376 3868

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Bronwyn van der Pol

022 073 7757

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