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Whale of atale ... ASouthern Right Whale has been entertaining people exercising during lockdown along North Canterbury beaches. It has been aregular visitor to Amberley Beach

over the past week as it cruises between Pines Beach and Kaikoura.

PHOTO: BARB DEMMOCKS

Awhale of atale turning heads

By ROBYN BRISTOW

ASouthernRight Whale and her calf are

having awhale of atime off North

Canterbury beaches.

The mum and her calf has given many

alot of joy whilethey have been out

during lockdowngetting fresh air and

exercising.

They have been veryclose to shore

along Amberley Beach on several

occasions.

Barb Demmocks says the family has

been cruising back and forth along the

coastline, down as far as PinesBeach

and even as far north as Kaikoura.

They have been seen on several days at

Amberley Beachsincelast Thursday,

and are givingonlookers out stretching

theirlegs agreat show, being justmetres

off the beach.

Barb says theyseemedtobefeeding

rightinthe breakers and ‘‘are in no hurry

to get out into deeperwater’’.

‘‘Many beach residents spent

enjoyable lockdown hoursatthe free

whalewatchingshow,’’she says.

Facebook posts initiated abit of a

scramble to viewthe whales, with

residents outside of the beach settlement

being told their exercise regimewas

getting alittlebit far fromhome, and they

neededtoback up. Postswere removed.

One post however,that remained said

it was lovely to see afew families at the

beach ‘‘enjoying the wonder of nature

yesterday (Sunday)’’.

‘‘Theywere all very distanced and very

respectful. Most importantly children

were excited seeing awhalemum and

it’s calf.’’

The Department of Conservation

websitessays the Southern Right Whales

can come very close to shore. Adults

average 14­15metres and newborn

calves between4.5 and 6m.

‘‘Southern RightWhales are mostly

black in colour and can be identified by

lackofadorsalfin, aV­shapedblowhole

spray and white growths on theirheads

called callosities,’’ the website states.

The pattern of callosities on eachwhale

is different making it possible to identify

individuals and to tracktheir

movements.

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Health checks are avital tool

By SHELLEY TOPP

ARangiora man grievingfor the loss of his

wife and onlyson to cancer says health

checksare avital tool in thefightagainst

‘‘thisinsidious disease’’.

Al Grainger’s wife Jackie died of lung

cancerlast month,only 11 months after the

couple’s son Scott alsodied from cancer.

‘‘It was an awful blow,’’ Al says.

‘‘Cancer is aterrible thing.’’

Al was also diagnosedwith cancer in

2017 but he is now in remission.

‘‘I was lucky, Isurvived,’’ he says.

He believes he has his bichon frise dog

Theo to thank for the earlydiagnosisofhis

illness.

‘‘I wasn’t feeling unwell at all, but one

night Theo wouldn’t stop lickingmyhand,’’

he says.

Al thoughthis little canine companion

might be unwell so the nextday he took

him to the vet for an examination.

The vet gave Theoacleanbill of health

but advised Al to get amedical check­up.

Al thoughtthat was odd advicebut he

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sent him for an MRI (magnetic resonance

imaging) scan and soon after thathewas

told he had cancer.

After Scott’s death, aged 43, in August

last year,Jackie’s health beganto

deteriorate.

This was initially attributed to grief.

‘‘But in hindsight, we bothknew it was

not just grief,’’ Al says.

EventuallyJackiewas scheduled for an

MRI scanwhich showed lung cancer had

developed into secondary bone cancer.

The diagnosis was adevastating blowfor

the couple and their daughter, Shelley

Breitmeyer.

Jackiewas admitted to Christchurch

Hospital on January 11 and amonthlater

she was transferred to Holmwood Rest

Home and Hospital where she remained

for six monthsbefore passing on July 18.

Jackie, who was born in Wales, was a

volunteer at the Rangiora St John’s

OpportunityShop for 15 years while Scott

was manager of Conways PaperPlus

bookstore for 20 years and also amember

of the Rangiora Aikido Dojo.

Both mother and son had outgoing,

cheerful personalities and were popular

members of the Waimakariri community.

Their passing has been ‘‘a double

disaster’’ for their family and widecircle

of friends.

However, Al has been‘‘heartened and

greatly humbled by the number of local

Lost to cancer ... Scott Grainger and his mum Jackie, remembered as cheerful outgoing

personalities.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

folkwho have approachedmeinthe street

and called at our familyhome to offer their

condolences’’.

He hopesthat Jackie and Scott’s passing

will‘‘induce folk to consider the reality

thatwemust not take eachday for granted.

Lifeissuch agift and the love of our

families beingthe mostprecious gift of

all’’.Alis also hoping people will donate

what theycan to the Cancer Society North

Canterbury’s Daffodil Day online

collection tomorrow (Friday) and

Saturday to enable research for acancer

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Fourth in the world for Waimak library staff

WaimakaririDistrict Librarieshas

earnedatop spot at an international

music competition after composing an

original song and music video abouthow

much they love their libraries.

Their entry Down at Your Library,was

awarded fourth by the New

ProfessionalsSpecial Interest Group

(NPSIG) at the International Federation

of Library Associations and Institutions

2021 conference on Tuesday.

They wereupagainst70libraries from

17 countries.

Laura Caygill, WaimakaririLibrary’s

Customer Experiencesand Diversity

team leader,learnt aboutthe

competition just afew daysbefore the

deadline.

‘‘We have agreatteam, and this was a

wonderful opportunity to use all our

creative energies and talents,’’ says

Laura.

‘‘We 100 percent believe in the

messageofour little song —things really

are better down at your library.’’

LibraryassistantAmy Hallmark wrote

the lyricsand assistant librarian Ben

Eldridge put them to original music.

Just threedays afterhearing about the

competition, Laura found herself in the

recording studio,singing leadvocals.

‘‘Therewere alot of laughs in the room

as we recorded the song and we suddenly

realised we could actually pullthis stuff

off,’’ Laurasays.

‘‘I think what makes our video special

is that you can see justhow much fun we

are having.’’

The accompanying video showslibrary

customers and staff enjoyingthe

resourcesatRuataniwha Kaiapoi

Library and Civic Centre and features

Hazel, the libraryreading dog.

Laura says the job was to show ‘‘our

passion for libraries’’, and the

community wherethey worked.

Modern libraries were more than just

spaces, withpeoplenow able to connect

online.

‘‘You might not think of librarians

creatingmusic videos, but engaging in

the digital worldisabig part of what we

do,’’she says.

Contestants had to submit asong and

videohighlighting the valueand

importance of libraries.Serbia won the

competition,Poland was secondand

Chinathird.

District libraries managerPaula

Eskett, says funding from the New

Amore detailed view of the universe

By DAVID HILL

Oxford's window on the universe is set to

get even bigger.

OxfordArea School Observatory

volunteerJames Moffat is restoring an

old 24­inchtelescope he has acquired

from the Canterbury Astronomical

Society's West Melton observatory and

hopes to have it up and runningnext

year.

It willadd to the 12­inch telescope

which was purchased late last year and a

10­inch telescope.

“Whenyou go from a10­inch to a

12­inchtelescope the light reach

improves by 200 times. The 24­inchmight

be older, but it'smuch bigger, so it's just

amatterofgetting it operational to the

pointwherewecan use computer

software,” James says.

“I'veused it (the 24­inch telescope)

before and the views of the deep sky are

incredibleand looking at the planets is

stunning.

“I wouldsuggest it will be one of the

biggest operational telescopes in an

educationalsetting anywhere in New

Zealand.”

ViewsofJupiterand Saturn will be

more detailed and visitors to the

observatory will be able to view the

planets Uranus and Neptunethrough the

24­inch telescope.

To complete the project, $1100 needs to

be raisedtorecoat the big telescope's

mirror and $3000 to import akit with

motorised pointing software from the

United States.

If the observatory was lookingtobuy a

fullykittedout 24­inchtelescope brand

new, it would need to spend $150,000 to

$200,000, which would be impossible for

asmall group, James says.

With planning underway for the

Oxford Area School rebuild, James says

the groupiswaiting to see the layoutas

astorageshed will need to be erected so

Bigger view ... James Moffat says once this 24­inch telescope is fully restored it will give

local astronomers abigger view of the universe.

PHOTO: JEAN WILLIAMS

the 24­inchtelescope can be stored away

and wheeled on open nights.

“You couldn't put in our dome as it

would takeupthe whole room and

becauseit's so big, we need to thinkabout

health and safety,” Jamessays.

He says lockdown has allowed North

Canterbury'samateur astronomers to

catch up on some stargazing after a

disappointing winter season, which has

seen everyplanned Friday eveningopen

night cancelled so far.

“There's no notable comets like last

year, but there'sstillplenty to look at

with Saturnand Jupiterstartingto

appearonthe horizon and you can see

Venus quite high to the west at its peak

elevation in the early evening.”

The lockdown has also given the

volunteers achance to reviewhow the

open nights are run,with changes likely

for next year, Jamessays.

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want for their communities,’’ Paula says.

Amy Hallmark usedtobeadrama

teacher, Ben Eldridgehas been

performinginbands for the past 22 years

and occasionallyplays in pit bands for

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Caygill has 13 years’experience in

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Water reform pressure

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Pressurecontinues on the

Governmenttopauseits Three

Water Reforms and reconsider

the reformsimpactonrural

New Zealand.

The Canterbury Mayoral

Forum haswritten to the

Minister of Local Government,

Nanaia Mahuta, to formally

requestapausetothe reform

process.

Nationalmeanwhilesaysit

willoppose the Water Services

Billatits second reading.

The Mayoral forum has

seriousconcerns aboutthe

decision­makingtimeframes of

the reforms, which willsee the

deliveryofthreewaters

services fromlocal authorities

to fourpublic entities across

New Zealand,one being most of

the South Island.

Forum chair, SelwynMayor

Sam Broughton,saysthe reform

proposals areaonce­ina­generation

decisionfor

councils andcommunities, and

it is crucial thatcommunities

are provided with enough time

to engage meaningfullyand

genuinely withthe process and

betterunderstandthe

implicationsofthe proposals.

‘‘Without thispause, we

consider thereisaveryrealrisk

thatcouncilsand their

communities willnot be ableto

makeinformed decisions about

the impactofthe proposed

reform outcomes.

‘‘The MayoralForum urges

the pausetocome intoeffect

now and remain in place until

the newwater service regulator

Taumata Arowai is properly

established, thereisclarity

about the proposed Economic

Regulator, andthe standards

and approachfromeach is

clearlyunderstood.

‘‘Webelievethisisessential

in order to properly and

authentically engage with our

communities on thisincredibly

important decision”, Mr

Broughton says.

The Forum says thereform

process is being undertaken at

the sametimeasother

significantreformprocesses,

including areview into the

futurefor local government.

‘‘A pause in the three waters

reform processwouldallow

moretimetoconsider the kind

of three waters modelthat might

bestsupport thefuture for local

government.’’

MeanwhileWaimakariri MP

MattDooceysaysNationalcan

not support abill that creates

yet moreunnecessarycosts and

bureaucracy forrural

households.

‘‘I’m deeplyconcerned that

the compliance costs and

administrativeburden thiswill

createfor Waimakariri rural

property dwellers will be

significant,whileany supposed

safety gains willbetiny.

‘‘The 4700 properties in

Waimakaririservicedby

private supplieswillbeexposed

to disproportionate

bureaucracy,just so theycan

continuesupplying water

between, forexample, a

farmhouse,adairyshedand

workers’ quarters.

Under theproposals,

homeownerswho shareabore,

water schemes on subdivisions

and some Marae willalso be

caught up in abureaucratic

nightmare of regulation and

costs,’’ Mr Doocey says.

National wants water

suppliersthatsupply fewer

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exempt fromthe Water Services

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‘‘Ruralwatersupplies have an

excellenttrackrecordaround

safety andquality. If we lookat

recentpublic health incidents,

these have been withincouncilrun

supplies,such as in

HavelockNorth and Otago.’’

Mr Doocey says apetition has

beenlaunchedbyNational

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Labour Government that they

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forest and the river with family

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The centresays it values

getting to know andcelebrating

the local areaasan important

part of the children growing to

love theircommunity.

Melinda McGregor from the

centre says parents and

caregivers are welcome to be

part of the centre,asparenting

ayoung infant or toddler can be

isolating.

‘‘At timeswelook for other

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Melinda saysplaycentreis

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‘‘Parents also have the

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childdevelopment, learn about

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can best support them. ‘‘We

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By DAVID HILL

Murray Overton's last week at

Kaiapoi Borough School was

alittle quieter than planned.

Last week's Covid­19

lockdown saw farewell events

postponed as Mr Overton

prepared for anew adventure

after an eventful eight years

as principal at Kaiapoi

Borough School.

He was due to start his new

role on Monday as national

director of foreign aid

organisation Christian World

Service, based in

Christchurch.

“It's been abusy eight years

with lots of exciting things

happening. It feels like a

great time for someone else to

come in with their ideas and

energy.”

With the lockdown cutting

his time in Kaiapoi short, Mr

Overton spent his last three

days sorting through his

emails and making notes for

his successor.

When Mr Overton took over

as principal for the start of

the 2014 school year, the

school was about embark on

its earthquake rebuild.

It was finally completed

with the opening of the new

technology block earlier this

year.

“Every building has been

rebuilt or refurbished, and

we've got ascooter track, a

new playground and a

revamped swimming pool, it's

an awesome environment for

the students,” Mr Overton

says.

Murray Overton

“It's very satisfying to see

where it's at and the teachers

and the students are at the

heart of everything.”

The school roll has been

gradually rebuilding in the

last couple of years, after

falling due to the

earthquakes, and will end

this year with 400 pupils.

Another feature of Mr

Overton's time at Kaiapoi is

the strengthened

relationships with other local

schools.

“The way that we've been

able to build on links with the

community and other schools,

particularly in Kaiapoi –

Trish (McKendry, St

Patrick's), Jason (Miles,

Kaiapoi North) and Bruce

(Kearney, Kaiapoi High

School) are fantastic

colleagues –it's been great.

“We are very grateful for

the work Bruce and his staff

do.

‘‘Ninety percent of our

students now go to Kaiapoi

High School, so it's avery

important connection for us.”

Deputy principal Christine

Heenan will step up as acting

principal for the remainder

of the school year, while the

Board of Trustees undergoes

arecruitment process.

Mr Overton is confident his

team will manage without

him, after they stepped up

when he had heart surgery in

term one.

He was looking forward to

his new role, which will allow

him to make adifference in

the lives of others.

“It's agreat opportunity to

do something that's alittle bit

different and to follow the

passion to help people who

don't have the same access to

resources that we have.

“But it will be sad to leave

Kaiapoi Borough School and

the wider Kaiapoi

community.”

Mr Overton and his wife

Jacqui previously spent eight

years working overseas in

Bangladesh and Ethiopia,

which has given him ataste of

what life is like in less

developed countries.

He hopes to return to

Kaiapoi soon to say aproper

goodbye in person.

All hands on deck ... Volunteers at the Honda Forest planting day last year.

PHOTO: FILE

Planting day planned

By SHELLEY TOPP

Acommunity planting day has been

scheduled next month for Kaiapoi’s

HondaForest.

The Waimakariri District Council

will host the planting day on

Saturday, September 4, beginning at

10am at the 3.2­hectare forest,

providingCovid­19 lockdown

restrictions havebeen lifted. The

forest is acollaborationbetween the

WDC and the Honda vehicle

manufacturer.The first stage of the

forest,whichsurrounds the Beswick

StormwaterManagementwetlands

area by Kaiapoi’s Charles Street dog

park,was established during an

initial plantingday in May 2019.

Councilcommunity greenspace

administrator Helen Leslieishoping

plenty of volunteers will turnout for

next month’s plantingday. ‘‘The

plants thatwehave put in to dateare

thriving and the areaisattracting a

varietyofwildlife,’’ she says.‘‘This

time we will be plantingmostly on

the Charles Streetside of theHonda

Forest so please parkoutsidethe dog

park and look for the (Waimakariri

District Council)flags, and please

bring along yourown gloves ,sturdy

boots and aspade,’’she says. ‘‘Even if

you are able to plantonly one or two

trees, comealong for achatand help

grow aforest.’’ The forest’s last

planting day of the year is scheduled

for September18.

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STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

Climate change report

Earlier this month the International

Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

delivered the first part of their 6th

Assessment report.

Climate science is complex.

One peer reviewed article may predict

one thing to happen, asecond peer

reviewed article may land in aslightly

different place.

The IPCC was established by the

governments of the world way back in

1988 to look across all of the literature on

climate change and provide abalanced

and expert view to the governments of

the world.

By and large the IPCC has done an

incredible job over the last 33 years and

six assessment reports.

The IPCC enables politicians like me

to put the scientific debates on climate

change to one side and have asingle

source of truth on questions like, how

much will temperatures rise over the

next 30 years?

And, how have events like floods and

droughts changed already as aresult of

climate change?

The IPCC allows politicians to focus

on the policy response rather than the

scientific debate.

One of the scientific debates that has

raged in New Zealand and elsewhere

over the last decade is the question of

methane.

When we emit greenhouse gases, many

people may not realise that we actually

put significantly different gases with

significantly different properties up into

the atmosphere.

An emission of carbon dioxide for

example will have arelatively small

warming impact but it persists in the

atmosphere almost indefinitely.

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Aportion is absorbed by the ocean, but

the remainder will circulate in the

atmosphere for thousands of years.

Methane on the other hand has a

bigger warming impact but is unstable.

Methane reacts with other chemicals in

the atmosphere and breakdown. On

average, methane will circulate in the

atmosphere for around 12 years.

Yet we lump these two gases together

as if they were the same.

When someone says New Zealand beef

or dairy has ahigher carbon footprint

than say imported soy protein, they are

comparing amethane emission to a

carbon dioxide one.

If someone claims agriculture is

almost half of New Zealand’s emissions

they again compare ashort­lived

methane emission to along­lived carbon

dioxide emission.

The current method of calculating

carbon footprints, the ‘GWP’, has

received alarge amount of criticism

over the last decade.

The basic issue is alack of recognition

that the atmosphere has the potential to

absorb acertain level of methane each

year.

Our ultimate goal is to stop global

warming.

When it comes to short­lived methane,

we can do this by stabilising emissions, if

we emit the same amount every year,

then because methane is short­lived, the

atmospheric level will, over time,

stabilise.

Carbon dioxide however persists for

thousands of years, as aresult, in order

to stabilise atmospheric concentrations,

and stop global warming, we need to

reduce carbon dioxide emissions to ‘net

zero’.

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KAIKŌURA VIEWS

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Stay in your bubble

and cover your face

Level4Kaikoura.

How are you out there? The same

but different?

The main difference is the Delta

variant is so much more infectious

than what we experienced during

the lastlockdown.

Stay at home and in yourbubble, if

you needtogoout for essential

goodsorservices wear aface

covering.

Keep your distances,wash your

handsand use the COVID tracer app.

Council staffare working remotely

to keep essentialservices going and

making sure our vulnerable

residents are OK. Look after

yourselves and giveyour neighbours

acall to check how they are going,

especially if you knowsomeone on

theirown.

Behind the scenes thingskeep

ticking along.

Last Friday Iattended (viaZoom)

the Canterbury Mayoral Forum.

We discussed the amount of time

we have beengiventofully

understandthe implications of the

Government’s three waters reform

and the need to engage withour

communities beforewemake any

decisions.

This week the Canterbury Mayoral

Forumwrote to the Minister of Local

Government to formally request a

pausetothe current Three Waters

Reform process.

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The Three Waters Reform is one of

the biggest decisions that we, as a

community, willhave to make.

We needtoensure we have enough

time to engage meaningfully and

genuinely with the process and

betterunderstand the full

implications of the proposals.

The letterasks that the Three

WatersReformproposals are

pauseduntil the new water service

regulatorTaumata Arowai is

properly established, there is clarity

about theproposed Economic

Regulator, and the standardsand

approach fromeach is clearly

understood. This is so we clearly

know the rules of the game.

We are still working to gather

more details and question the

information that has been provided

to us and have untilthe end of

September to do that. Central

governmentwill be confirming the

timeframe for the reform process

including the next steps after that

time.

At this stagewehave been told that

Councils canstilldecidetoopt in or

out of the reforms, but rest assured

we will not be making any decision

without full consultationwith you on

this once in alifetimeissue.

Look afteryourselves and

hopefully we’llbeonthe other side

of lockdownbefore the next Mayoral

Columncomes out.

Waimakariri economy shows no lingering effects

The Waimakariri economyis‘‘going

gangbusters’’ following the 2020 Covid­19

lockdownand its lingeringeffects.

The Infometrics Quarterly Economic

Monitor for the Waimakariri districtto

June 2021 was released last week, as the

nation was launched into its secondAlert

Level 4lockdown.

The report, commissioned by the

Waimakariri District Council, shows that

the Waimakariri GDP was 8percent

higher in the June 2021 quarter than in the

June 2019 quarter.

In addition, GDP was up 5.4% for the

year to June,ahead of the nationalgrowth

rate of 4.2%.

‘‘In short, it’s going gangbusters,’’says

Miles Dalton,Business Support Manager

at Enterprise NorthCanterbury(ENC),

despite the uncertain times at the

moment.

‘‘The obvious highlights are strong GDP,

strong employment figures, the housing

marketrunning hot, fast population

growth and good consumer spending. On

the flip side the numberofnon­residential

buildingconsentsisvery low compared to

the last 10 years but, that said, they have

been consistently high since the

earthquakes.

‘‘This is the first time they have been

back at pre­earthquake levels so Ithink it’s

worth watching this statistic for abit

longer beforedrawing any drastic

conclusions’’

Average house values in Waimakariri

are up 23.4% over the year to June 2021 but

are still more affordablethan

Christchurch City. The reportsuggests the

relatively affordable housinghas likely

aided population growth which sits at 2.8%

for the year, compared to just 1.2% for

Christchurch. The growth has in turn

contributed to the residential building

statistics which are comparable to the

post­earthquake buildingboom of

2012­2014. While consumerspending is up

acrossthe country, Waimakariri’s

increase of 11.1% on last year is notable

higherthan the national statistic of +7.7%.

Otherhighlights include the

consistently low unemployment rate

(3.1%)driven by astrong labour market,

increased house sales (+31.4%) and

tourism expenditure up 13.5% on the same

periodfor 2020.

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Covid stalls event

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The brakes have gone on Amberley’s

car show ‘Rock ‘n' Wheels.

Lock down has forced the show at

the Amberley Domain to be postponed

until October 17.

It had planned to run the

extravaganza as aFather’s Day treat

on September 5, but Rock ‘n’ Wheels

Charitable Trust spokesperson

Katrina Platt says the Trust has

decided to push the show out until

mid­October to avoid the uncertainty

around the Covid­19 levels.

Katrina says interest is high in the

event that was scuttled at the last

minute last year because of aforecast

wind storm.

That followed acouple of false starts

because of Covid­19 and level 2

restrictions.

But the Trust, buoyed by the support

of vehicle enthusiasts, is keen to have

another crack at celebrating the 10th

anniversary of Rock’n’Wheels.

‘‘People just want somewhere to go

and enjoy being with other car and

motorbike enthusiasts,’’ Katrina says.

Six community groups have swung

in behind the Trust to lend ahand

with all proceeds going back to them.

There are no outside food vendors,

Katrina says.

The Amberley School is offering

parking on the neighbouring school

for visitors for agold coin donation.

Birds­eye view ... The Rock ‘n’ Wheels

Meet 2019, held at the Amberley

Domain.

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The event will include live music, food

and drink, entertainment and more.

Public parking will be in the Amberley

School grounds this year for asmall

donation.

Car registration is $10 for adriver

and one passenger. Extra people are

$5 per person. Public entry is $5;

under­15s free.

For more information, visit the Rock

`n' Wheels10th year Facebook page.

RSA events disrupted

Covid­19 is causing disruption forlocal

RSAs, but veterans arefeelingwellsupported.

The latest lockdownhas forced the

postponementofthe Kaiapoi RSA's

MerchantNavy Day commemorations

due to be held on Friday, September3,

while theRangioraRSA's Vietnam Day

events have beencancelled.

KaiapoiRSA president Neill Price

saysthe uncertaintyofthe latest Covid­

19 lockdownmeant hisorganisation

was unable to ensure the safety of

veterans and thepublic.

Apostponementdate willbe

considered as theregion movesdown

alert levels.

In the meantime,planningis

progressing for North Canterbury's

Shutters closed by Covid-19

Covid­19 has disrupted an iconic

Kaikoura event.

The latest lockdown has caused the

postponement of judging and the

exhibition for this year's 48 Hours in

Kaikoura photography competition.

Judging was due to take place this

week, but has been postponed for two

Mandeville arena project

An ambitiousproject to cover ariding

arena at the MandevilleSports Ground

in Ohoka is under way.

The Christchurch WesternRiding

Associationtreasurer KimDemmocks,

saysitisexpected to cost $500,000 to

cover the40metreby90m, arena,

whichhas aclubrooms and kitchen

alongside.

Kim says while the associationis

aiming to build acomplete shed, it will

depend entirely on funds, and it may

have to go with aroof andadd the sides

at alater date if needbe.

She says coveringsite would then

annualPasschendaele Day

commemorations due to be held in

KaiapoionOctober 12.

RangioraRSA president Ian

Thompson sayscancelling the Vietnam

Day eventswas adifficult decision,but

he looks forwardtojoining withthe

KaiapoiRSA to markPasschendaele

Day.

‘‘Wehave beenringingroundour

people to check on them, but they are

all doing welland theretirement

villages are lookingafter ourpeople

and familiesare looking outfor loved

ones.

‘‘Duringthe last lockdown we were

very, very busy, butthistimeeveryone

seems to be OK and people seem to

havelearnt to cope with lockdown.’’

weeks to allow participants time to get

their entries in.

The last day for entries is now

Thursday, September 9, with judging

due to take place the next day.

The exhibition will then be open to the

public from September 11 to 25 at the

Mayfair Theatre.

openthe arena up forhirebymany

other users suchasthe Canterbury

Rodeo Club,ponyclubs,horse breed

clubs,adult ridingclubs anditcould be

usedbydog clubs forshows, and also

for archery

The association is runningaraffle

withaHuntsman Darado Boat with all

thetrimmings as the prize. Tickets are

$100each, and limitedto1500.

Kim says ticketsare on saleuntil

October 31.

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Sheep numbers decrease, beef cattle up

New Zealand's sheepflock is

continuing to shrink,while beef cattle

numbers have enjoyed resurgence in

the last12months.

The total numberofsheep in New

Zealanddecreasedby0.8 percent to

an estimated 25.83 million, while beef

cattle numbers rose 2.5% to 3.98

million,according to Beef+Lamb

New Zealand's (BLNZ) annualstock

number survey.

The decline in sheep numbers was

across both breeding ewes, down 0.5

percent to 16.48million, and hoggets,

which decreased0.6 percent to 8.61

million.

The increase in beef cattle numbers

was drivenlargely by morerisingtwoyear­oldcattle,particularly

in the

North Island.

The decline in hoggetnumbers was

mostnoticeable in Northland­

Waikato­Bay of Plenty(down6.7

percent)and Southland (down 7.9

percent), where strongmutton prices

encouraged greater levelsoftrading.

Conditions duringwinter and spring

lastyear were difficult in some

regions, particularly the SouthIsland,

leadingtode­stocking of sheep prior

to Christmas due to lack of feed, BLNZ

says.

Drought and dry conditions along

eastern partsofthe country earlier

thisyear led to tight feedconditions

for many farmers.

Canterbury's flood event in late May

significantlyimpacted anumber of

farmswith losses of feed on hand and

ashortage of grazing options, BLNZ

says.The clean­up willlast for many

months for some farmers.

It cameatthe end of adifficult

drought and was followed by acold

snap and snow.

On abright note,the lambcrop is

expected to be 1.6% higher nationally.

BLNZ economic service chief

economistAndrew Burtt says the

modest increaseinthe lamb cropis

basedonewe bodycondition and

pregnancyscanning results at the time

of surveying farmers, and depends on

favourable weatherconditions in

spring.

“Strong mutton prices have

encouragedfarmers to sellewes and

hoggets this seasonand in someareas

climatic conditions have forced

farmers’ hands.

“The outlook for beefpricesisless

certain and although overall beef

cattle numbers were up at June30,

BLNZ is forecasting aslightdecrease

in calves from sheep and beef farms

this spring.”

The most recent analysis means that

since2000the total number of sheep in

New Zealand has declined by nearly

40%, from 42.3 million to 25.8 million.

Beef cattle numbershave decreased

by 5%, from 4.2 million to 4million

over the same period.

BLNZ is also monitoring the effect

Shrinking ... The national sheep flock is shrinking.

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He says the job is varied and often

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Old Sunday school given new lease of life

By DAVID HILL

Alabour of love hasled to an architectural

design award.

Achance viewing led to Caleb and

NataliePaterson buying the old St

Columba Church at Hawarden two and a

half years ago, triggeringarestoration

project which is ongoing.

Earlier this monththe newly restored

Sunday school hall, known as St Columba

Hall, won acommended awardatthe

Architectural Designers New Zealand

Awardsfor Barry Connor,ofChristchurch.

“It's been abit of ajourney, but

everything takestime,” admits Caleb,a

Hanmer Springs­based builder.

“Wehad justfinishedabig renovation

on atiny batch at Woodend Beachand we

were just driving past on the way to

Hanmer Springs andsaw it was for sale

andIthought it was quiteexciting. We

talked to the agent that day and ended up

buying it.”

Beforestarting work, the couple had to

“jump through afew hoops” changing

consents, as the property had an old,

outside toilet, so aseptictank neededtobe

installed and water andpowerhad to be

connected.

Butthe idyllic3000 square metre

property, set in trees, including three

protected oak trees, and an established

hedge, was worth the effort, Calebsays.

Thecouple lived withNatalie's parents,

Cust sheep farmers Colin and Liz Smith,

fortwo years, so lastyear'slockdown could

nothave come at abetter time, he says.

They moved into the old church

building,bringing aportaloo and erecteda

temporary shower and got to work on

restoring the hall. At acost of $150,000 and

“thousands of hours of freelabour”, the

hall has been restored to becomethe

couple'shome, Caleb says.

“It's all pretty comfortablenow, withall

themod cons and it's fullyinsulated.”

With the hall complete, severalprojects

were lined up for thisyear,including

building adeck off the hall,agarageand

aswimming poolwith fencing.

The swimmingpoolwill provide the fire

fighting water,requiredinthe consent.

With this year's lockdownhappening so

quickly, building materials are fast

running out,Caleb says.

Attention willturn to the church

restoration next year, with plans to take

the roofoff to allow insulationtobe

installedunder the roofing iron, so the

original ceiling can be kept in fullview.

Plastering will be applied to the outside

walls and the windows replaced by

double­glazing.

‘‘Our end visionistohaveabed and

breakfastinthe main church building. It's

quite abig building with abeautiful

ceiling and it's in really good condition.’’

The eight metre ceiling means there is

the potentialtoadd asecond storey and

Barry Connorcan't waittodesign it, Caleb

says.

After ... The interior of Columba Hall after restoration.

Before ... Columba Hall when Caleb

and Natalie Paterson bought it.

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PROPERTY

Perfectly Pegasus

12 Tutaipatu Avenue, Pegasus

Interest in this stylish, sun-drenched 161sqm home is sure to be high, with investors drawn to the low-maintenance

design, professionals and families inspired by the proximity to every modern convenience, and first-home buyers

enticed by the chance to secure aquality home.

Well-appointed and equally well maintained, this warm home features three bedrooms, the master has an ensuite

and wardrobe, and is complemented by agenerously proportioned family bathroom, alovely functional kitchen and

open plan living. Aheat pump contributes to the inviting ambience, while excellent indoor/outdoor flow promotes

easy access outside to the garden area.

The easy care 625sqm section was designed to minimise upkeep and maximise leisure time, with private outdoor

entertaining areas providing the perfect spot to unwind with family and friends. The icing on the cake is the double,

internal access garage.

The Pegasus location is apopular one, and with good reason. The new, local supermarket is just ashort drive away,

and numerous shops, schools, medical services, and handy amenities are within walking distance.

This delightful home -which represents the perfect balance of comfort and convenience -issure to attract alot of

attention, and interested parties are urged to act quickly. Contact us today for further details.

AUCTION

On-site 3.00pm, Friday 10 th

September (unless sold prior)

3 2 1 2

View Sun 29 Aug 2.00 -2.30pm

Web

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leighm@pb.co.nz

021 308 202

03 313 8022

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Burnt Hill 364 Depot Road

Stunning Views

Two outstandinglifestyle blocksonDepot Road,justtwo kilometres fromthe popular Waimakariri Gorge Golf Club, comprise

the first stage of this subdivision.Withfree drainingLismore soiltheywould be ideal forhorses or anyotherclass of animal.

Therewill be council waterto a25,000 litre tank on the property and three phase powertoaboundarybox.Situated

approximately 7minutes from the vibrant townofOxfordand 20 minutes from Darfield and Christchurch International

Airport, it is an easy drive down the OldWestCoast Road. Both blocks have goodshelter on the road frontage, affording

privacy,aswellasgoodnorthwestshelter andlot3has easterlyshelter. TheviewsofMount Oxford and theTorlesse Range

are stunning. Oxford hasshops and restaurants, includinganew FreshChoicesupermarket, pharmacy, local butchery, weekly

farmers market and many community groups. Otheractivities close by include hiking, hunting,fishing, boating and skiing

nearby. Subject to title.

Deadline Sale closesWednesday 8th September, 2021 at

4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/RL95109

Maurice Newell

M 027 2401718

Hamish Anderson

M 027 678 8888

E mauricen@pb.co.nz

E hamisha@pb.co.nz

Rangiora 50 Charles Upham Drive

SOLD

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Brandnew and ready for you!

Be the first to live in this brand-newhome in popular northwest

Rangiora.Owners have hadachange in circumstances, so it is ready

for you to moveright in! The modern open plan sun-drenched living

room opens to alarge patio just waitingfor you toadd yourown style.

The kitchen features abutler's pantry, quality SMEG appliancesand a

breakfast counter for lazy brunches. Wander down the hall to view four

bedrooms,all with double wardrobes, bathroom with all the mod cons

as well as aseparate toilet. The largemaster bedroomhas itsown

heat pump and patio, plus awalk-in wardrobe to alarge ensuite with

shower, toilet and extended vanity.

4 2 1 2

Dayan Muntz

M 021 432 926

Book your free appraisal today, then list and sell your house with

me, and the house warming party is free!

Includes food, refreshments and set up of the party up to $1,000

incl. GST* with up to 30 people at your new home.

Foryourpersonalised property appraisal and specialist advice,

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NEW LISTING

Boundary lines are indicativeonly

Boundary lines are indicative only

Sefton Lot 676Ashworth Bush Road

Sefton 580Rangiora Leithfield Road

Lot 6, Ashworth Downs

Established,sheds galore

3 3 1 2

This4.03 hectare block(subjecttofinalsurvey)iswell

worth alook. For thosethat valueseclusion and

privacythisisthe lot for you. With the benefit of

established trees andsheltersimply pickyourhouse

siteand startplanning your build. The blockwillhave

power, water, driveway and entrance provided to the

boundary with titlesdue out approximately

November 2021.All just ashort drive to Rangiora and

approximately 35 minutestoChristchurch and the

Airport. Idealfor those seeking to live in an attractive

rural location,closetoRangiora and Sefton with an

easy commute to the city.

bayleys.co.nz/5515939

PricebyNegotiation

BrookYates 027807 8093

brook.yates@bayleys.co.nz

DeanPugh 0273356303

dean.pugh@bayleys.co.nz

George Black 027 315 8214

george.black@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN ANDPARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED REAA2008

Thisisaversatile property of 4.4606 hectares with a

permanent material home sited for thesun. Large

livingspaces pluskitchenalreadyupgraded.Sundrenchedpatio,

well fencedgardens, sheds galore,

double garaging, workshop space with optionsfor

storage or hobbies.Establishedshelter, specimen,

fruit, andwalnut trees, roomfor pets and space for

children to roam.Apopularlifestyle district, only five

minutes to thelocal school, ashort trip to Rangioraor

easy commute to thecity. Options existtopurchase

the additional cottage separately.Seize themoment.

bayleys.co.nz/5515925

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Thu9Sep 2021

251-253High Street,Rangiora

Phone for viewing times

Brook Yates 027807 8093

brook.yates@bayleys.co.nz

GeorgeBlack 027 3158214

george.black@bayleys.co.nz

DeanPugh 027335 6303

dean.pugh@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA2008

NEW LISTING

Rangiora 143PercivalStreet

QuiltersQuarters

This business offersthe opportunitytoturn yourpassion into an income. Located in the old court house which has

had atotal transformation, thebusinessenjoys brightand airy premises with plentyofdisplayspacefor ahuge

range of fabrics, sewing supplies, knittingsupplies, books andmagazines,needleworkkits, buttons and more.

Thereisadedicated sewingmachine room where machines can be tried before you buy plusaroom forregular

classes, always well patronisedbyenthusiastic hobbyists.Along-with an office,staff roomand storage the lease is

for afurther four years withthreexthreeyearsavailable.Knowledgeable staff areinplace, there’sopportunity to

increase online sales and promote on socialmedia. Forpriceguidanceplease callthe agent to discuss.

Price by Negotiation

Phone forviewingtimes

Kate Mullins 027 248 8456

kate.mullins@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD,BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THEREA ACT2008

bayleys.co.nz/5516083

bayleys.co.nz


What’s happening in your

community…

All info onchanges to Council services and facilities can be found at waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19

Council Services Still Operating

Council staff are prepared to carry out as much

business as possible online at this time. All Council

facilities andbuildingsremain closedduring Level4.

During this time we encourage you tofollow the

advice from the Government. While the facilities

may beclosed, you can carry out business with

the Council online or over the phone, and regular

updates will be posted on our website and social

media channels.

Council Services

Essential services that continue include rubbish

and recycling –bins and bags should be put out as

usual (Please place them clear of cars and other

bins as contractors will not be moving bins to

empty them).

We continue to provide water, wastewater,

stormwater and drainage, stockwater, roading,

burials, Community Team support, pensioner housing

andcleaningofpublic toilets on themainroutes.

The non-essential services that customers can

access byphone or digitally include customer

services, LIMs, building consent processing,

resource consent processing, noise control,

animal control and rates support.

Visit the official COVID-19 website to find out more

about what each Alert Level looks like and for

guidelines about social distancing.

How can you get in touch?

While Council buildings are closed we are still here

to help:

• Council Rangiora Service Centre

Email: office@wmk.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 965 468

Facebook:facebook.com/WaimakaririDistrictCouncil

• Waimakariri Libraries

Email: library@wmk.govt.nz

Phone: 03 311 8901

Facebook: facebook.com/WaimakaririLibraries

• Online services

waimakariri.govt.nz/services/online-services

Your Feedback onThree Waters Reform

Ratepayers will recently have received information

from the Council asking for their feedback on the

Government's Three Waters Reform.

The Government is proposing that three water

(drinking water, waste water and storm water)

services move from the 67 councils who currently

manage these, into four large entities.

If the reform goes ahead, WaimakaririDistrict would

become part of an entity that covers most ofthe

South Island. The Government has given councils

until the end of September to provide feedback.

Mayor Dan Gordon says the fundamental

question is: ‘Will the reform proposal benefit the

Waimakariri Community?’

“The Council’s position remains that, based on the

limited information presented sofar, we do not

join the Government’s reform programme at this

point. We are not convinced that there are benefits

for the Waimakariri community but importantly we

need to hear from the community before reaching

aformal decision.”

This information contained details of anumber of

community drop-in sessions to be held across the

District.Unfortunately,due to currentcircumstances,

these sessions have been cancelled.

Instead we will have anonline event on

Tuesday 31 August 6.30 –7.30pm –keep an

eye out on our website and Facebook page for

more details.

The Council is encouraging residents to head

online (waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk) to learn more

about the pros-and-cons of reform and share their

feedback before 5September.

“We have laid out what the Government are trying

to achieve, what the concerns of the Council are,

and key statistics that paint aclear picture of how

water services in Waimakariri are performing.

“We’re asking residents to read through this info,

think about what is important to them, and share

their views.”

Waimakariri Libraries Among Winners in

Global Song Competition

And for alittle light relief why don’t you jump

online at facebook.com/waimakaririlibraries and

watch 'Down at Your Library’.

This was placed in the top 4songs by the New

Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) at the

International Federation of Library Associations

and Institutions (IFLA) 2021 conference last week.

Waimakariri Libraries have earned atop spot in

the first NPSIG International Music Competition

aer composing an original song and music video

about how much they love their library.

Waimakariri Libraries was one of the highest point

scorers alongside entries from China, Serbia and

Polandout of atotal of 70 entries from17countries.

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Upcoming Council

meetings

The following meetings will be held

in September 2021. All meetings

will be held in the Function Room,

Rangiora Town Hall, 303 High Street,

Rangiora, unless otherwise stated.

Council

Tuesday 7September at 1pm.

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board

Wednesday 8September at 7pm.

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Thursday 9September at 7pm,

West Eyreton Hall, 2Earlys Road, West Eyreton.

(The Public Forum section of the agenda will

occur from 7-7.20pm.)

Woodend-Seon Community Board

Monday 13 September at 6pm,Woodend

CommunityCentre, SchoolRoad,Woodend.

North East Rangiora Development Area

(Bellgrove Development) SCP Hearing

Wednesday 15September at 9am.

NorthEastRangiora DevelopmentArea

(Bellgrove Development) SCP

(Reserve Day)

Thursday 16 September at 9am.

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

Monday 20 September at5pm,

Meeting Room 1, Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic

Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

Audit and Risk Committee

Tuesday 21September at 9am.

Land and Water Committee

Tuesday 21September at 1pm.

Utilities and Roading Committee

Tuesday 21September at 3:30pm

Stockwater Race Bylaw Hearing

Wednesday 22September at 9am in

Meeting Room 1,Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic

Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

Stockwater Race Bylaw Hearing

(Reserve Day)

Thursday 23 September at 9am in

Meeting Room 1, Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic

Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

Extraordinary Council Meeting

Tuesday28September at 1pm.

Allmeetingsare open to thepublic.Agendas

areavailable twoworking days priorto

meeting.Agendas and minutesfor meetings

canbefound on theCouncil's website:

waimakariri.govt.nz.

Sarah Nichols

Governance Manager

By DAVID HILL

l

PaulJohnson is enjoyingabit of

quiet time, after abusy few

months.

Lockdown can be a

challengingtime fortheatrical

people,but the ex­Rangiora

HighSchoolpupilisenjoying

sometimeathome after

directing two big showsinNorth

Canterbury ‘‘back­to­back’’.

‘‘It dependsabit on what

they've gotonthe cards. Youcan

keeprehearsing or take awellearnedbreak.

‘‘I'm enjoying spendingtime

withmydog and dealingwitha

bunch of admin.’’

Paulwent from directing

KaiapoiHighSchool's

production of The Addams

Family in May to callingthe

shots forthe Hartley School of

Performing Art's senior

production of AMidsummer

Night's Dream –Rewritten last

month.

‘‘I mustadmit Iwent from

doing back­to­back showstoa

weekoff in the CookIslands,but

it wasn't in my ownspace, so this

is achance to spend some in my

own space –aslongasitdoesn't

go on toolong.’’

But theatrical people are

creativepeople and modern

Paul Johnson

NEWS

North Canterbury News, August 26, 2021

17

Director enjoys quiet time

technologyoffersnew ways for

themtoexpressthemselves,

Paulsays.

‘‘Duringthe last lockdown

people moved into alot of

online stuff.

‘‘Ifthis lockdowncontinues

we will movetoamore

formalised onlineteaching

regime.

‘‘It'sstill performing,it'sjust a

differentformat.’’

MP works remotely for constituents

By DAVID HILL

Like everyone else, lockdown for a

member of Parliament means a

rethinkofhow to operate.

As soon as lockdownwas

announced,WaimakaririMPMatt

Doocey and his staff moved to

working remotely from home so

they could continue to support

localresidents.

“I’vereceived anumber of

emails and callsfor help,”Mr

Doocey says.

“As localMP, my staff and Iare

able to escalate concerns right to

the highest level and we are

working hard to connectpeople to

the help they need.

“Among the biggest issuesIhave

respond to has been from our

residents who hadtheir

vaccinations cancelledover

lockdown.’’

As the Opposition'schief whip,

Mr Doocey is also responsible for

organising his fellow National MPs

to keep them on track.Akey part of

this role in lockdown is holding

caucus meetings via Zoom so that

the caucus can meet, discuss the

issues of the day and agreepolicy

positions as the issuesarise over

lockdown.”

Mr Doocey'sother roleisas

Opposition spokesperson on

mental health and suicide

prevention, arolewhich he says is

just as important under aCovid­19

lockdown in “holding the

governmenttoaccount”.

Smallbusinesses do not havethe

same access to Employee

Assistance Programmes, suchas

mental health support. Mr Doocey

wouldlike to see funding made

available to supportsmall

businesses where mentalhealth

issues have been identified.

“Thisweek Iamcalling on the

government to urgentlyfund

mental health supportfor small

businesses owners. We know many

of our small business owners and

employees are doing it tough as a

result of havingtoclose in the

lockdown.”

Oxford Gallery reschedules exhibition

By SHELLEY TOPP

The opening of the Oxford

Gallery toi oWaimakariri’s

INSIDEART Creativity Knows

No Boundsexhibitionhas been

rescheduled.

The new exhibitionwas

scheduled to open last

Saturday (August 21),but was

postponed because of the

Covid­19 level4lockdown

restrictions.

It is now hoped to openthe

exhibition this Saturday

(August 28).

INSIDEART Creativity Knows

No Bounds is an exhibition of

work by prisoners in

Christchurch Men’s Prison,

Christchurch Women'sPrison

and RollestonPrison.

The exhibition is the first

time that artists from

Canterbury prisons have

shared apublic gallery space

and all proceeds fromthe sale

of their artwork will be donated

to the CanterburyWest Coast

Air RescueTrust.

“Through this exhibitionwe

hope to givethe community a

glimpse at the incredible

creativityinside local prisons

and give the artists some

support and encouragement to

buildontheir art,’’ OxfordArts

Trustchairwoman Areta

Wilkinsonsays.

‘‘Friends and whanau have

the opportunitytoconnect with

theirlovedones by viewing

theirart on display in the

community.''

The artwork represents an

opportunity for the

participating artists to be

heard, to be seen and

contribute to the community.

‘‘Artisapowerful

rehabilitation toolinprisons,

wheremen and women learnto

express themselves and

communicate through wide

ranging opportunitiesinmusic,

dramaand the visual arts,’’

Aretasays.

Corrections’ education tutor

Elaine Drumm agrees.

“Art evokesemotioninboth

the artist and the audience,and

it strengthens the connection

between mind and body,”she

says.

“It gives boththe artist and

the audienceanescapefrom

reality especially withinina

prison environment,art

enables people to remove

themselves from the confines of

the prison, express their

emotions through art and

reconnectwith what’s

happening in the worldoutside

the wire.’’

The prisoners were inspired

by the chance to showcasetheir

artwork in agallery and

decided to thankthe

community for the opportunity

by donating the proceeds of

their exhibition to charity.

The CanterburyWest Coast

Air Rescue Trustwas chosen by

the Christchurch Men’s Prison

artists becauseseveral of the

men, or members of their

whanau, had benefitted from

the service the air rescue crews

provide.

The exhibition runsuntil

October 3.


CLASSIFIED

18 North Canterbury News, August 26, 2021

Public Notices

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

The GODofthe Bible is merciful andcompassionate.

“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not

consumed, because HIS compassions fail not. They

are new every morning: great is THY faithfulness.

Lamentations3:22-23.

CONWAY WAIAU TB MANAGEMENT AREA

POSSUM GROUND CONTROL -POISON WARNING

2410821

Vector Free Marlborough Limited wishes to advise that a

ground-based possum control operation will be taking place

to keep possum numbers under control to prevent the spread

of bovine tuberculosis to livestock. It is important that we keep

possum numbers low, aswework towards eradicating TB

from New Zealand over the long term. This operation will be

conducted as apartofOSPRI’s TBfree programme.

Description of control area

Hanmer Basin: Located between the Hanmer Range and the

Waiau River.The area includes the pastoral farmed flats south

and west of Hanmer Springs township to the bush edge on the

foothills at the base of the Hanmer Range.

Operation date

1October 2021 to 30 December 2021 (approximate)

Poisoning methods, poison used and nature of poison

• Feratox encapsulated cyanide in the form ofacapsule,

dyed green/blue, presented with feed-paste or similar

attractant contained inside areusable bait stations 130

cm above the ground.

General warning

The public are reminded of the danger that toxic baits and

possum carcasses pose, particularly to children and dogs.

• Follow advice stated on poison warning signs

• Donot touch poison baits, bait stations or traps

• Donot touch poisoned possum carcasses

• Keep children under strict supervision in the control area

• Keep pets under supervision; do not let dogs eat

poisoned carcasses

Warning signs will be erected at all main public entry points

and the public are reminded that it is an offence to remove

any of these signs. Please follow the instructions stated on

the signs.

If you suspect poisoning

• Contact your local hospital, or dial 111

• National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON –0800764 766

• In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned,

contact alocal veterinarian.

For further information please contact

Vector Free Marlborough Limited

Free Phone: 0508 548 008

Email: communications@vectorfree.co.nz

Website: www.vectorfree.co.nz

OSPRI helps protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand’s

primary industries and currently runs the TBfree and National Animal

Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programmes.

Waimakariri Country Music

Festival

FUNDRAISER


Admission: $5 per person

Venue: Rangiora Showgrounds,

Ashley St

Date: Sunday 29 th August

Time: 11am –4.30pm approx.

Bring cord charts

Food for sale

ALL WELCOME

2411292

2411007

Mandeville Sports Club Inc.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 7pm, 21 st of September 2021

Venue: MSC Clubhouse

2407435

AllAGM Information isavailable on the

MSC Website: www.mandevillesports.co.nz

Email: mandevillesports@xtra.co.nz

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Hospo Brothers Limited

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Rangiora for the issue of

an On Licence in respect of

the premises situated at 14

Southbrook Road, Rangiora

7400 known as The Brook Bar.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to be

conducted) under the licence

is Bar and Restaurant.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be) sold

under the licence are: Sunday

- Thursday 8am - 11pm,

Friday -Saturday 8am -1am

(following day).

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Waimakariri District Licensing

Committee at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than 15

working days after the date of

the publication of this notice,

file anotice in writing of the

objection with the Secretary

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora.

No objection to the issue of

a licence may be made in

relation to amatter other than

amatter specified in section

105(1) of the Sale and Supply

of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice was

first published on 19 August

2021.

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WOODEND Spring

Flower Show, Saturday 2nd

October 2021, 1 - 4pm.

Woodend Community

Centre, School Road. See

gorgeous spring flowers,

photography, crafts, floral

art, and lots more. Enjoy a

Devonshire Tea, browse

plant /craft stalls and buy

Daffodil bulbs for next

season. Entries welcome.

Schedules at Paws Vet

Woodend, Veg NOut and

Libraries in Woodend and

Rangiora also on line and

Facebook. Admission $2

Adults, Children free.

Phone Lyanne Wheeler

0210 306 460. Email

lyannewheeler@gmail.com.

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story. 0800 SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927. Visit

www.sweepnz.co.nz.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restoration,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

KITCHEN, bathroom,

renovations, decking,

pergolas, fencing. Honest

reliable licenced builders.

Ph Don 027 727 9162.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

Trade&Services

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER. All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps. And more.

Free quotes. Phone Nathan

027 516 6609.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

0800 WIDESPAN www.sheds.co.nz

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Situations Vacant

BECAUSE

CASUAL

YOU

HEALTH

BELONG HERECARE

ASSISTANT/COOK

Waikari Community Hospital,

Canterbury DHB

Waikari Community Hospital is looking for aCasual Health Care

Assistant/Cook to work in their 10 bed, community hospital.

For more information, please call Helen West on 03 314 4005, or

visit our careers website: https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Trade&Services

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2362002

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

027 216 0000

2225862

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Trade Quotes Co-Ordinator

and

Sales &Rep Support

Can you work hard and smart?

Do you want to be part of asuccessfulteam?

Do you know the difference between trade and retail?

Can you “live” not just talk, excellent customer service?

Can you help turn our customers and trade partners into

advocates for our business?

Do you want to be apartofagrowing business where you

are valued, can make adifference and are important?

Great, and do you have:

•Experience with trade building supplies

•Experience with residential building

•Experience with quotations and pricing

•The ability to read house plans, and make decisions

from them

•Experience with Microsoft excel, word &outlook

•Exceptional organisational skills

•Ability to problem solve

•Strong people skills

If so, please send us your CV as we are currently looking

for suitable applicants for the position of Trade Quotes Co-

Ordinator at McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega Rangiora.

We offeragreat working environment in North Canterbury,

with ongoing training and competitive remuneration.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in place,

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.

If you think you can add value to our team please forward

your application including an up to date CV to: Trade

Quotes Co-Ordinator, McAlpines Mitre 10 MEGA, Private

Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email

applications@mcalpines.co.nz

2406993

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student onanindividually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

co.nz/rangiora

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

BIRD FEEDERS

½PRICE -$25 for 10

Plus - DOG BONES

and more

313 0022

2410274MEAT2U.NZ

Situations Wanted

CAREGIVER available,

wider Rangiora area. Thirteen

years’ experience,

specialist in Manual Handling

and working with

Spinal Bifida, Amputees

and Full-care patients from

teenage to age 60. Contact

for details, referees and

qualifications, phone on

021 596 167.

McGEORGE

Winston Alexander

2409927

In Memoriam

1 st June 1941 to

26 th August2016

Always In Our Thoughts

“Love is ashort

wordbut it contains

everything”.

-Barbara &Family


Wanted To Buy

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

Firewood

FIREWOOD logged -

ready to saw up, 7km from

Rangiora, $10m3. Please

text 027 435 4023.

SPLIT Old Man Pine 3.7m

@ $260, Split Hardwood

Mix 3.7m @$360. Mobile

021 993 497.

Firewood

DRY WATTLE two years

old, $700 6m2. Dry Old

Man Pine, $540 6m2.

Phone 03 312 8726 Rangiora.

Motorcycles

SOUTH PACIFIC Motorcycle

Services. Local family

business since 2003. All

types of service and repairs,

all makes and models. Collection

service available.

Please phone 03 312 0066

office@motorbiketours.co.nz

www.motorbiketours.co.nz.

Cars Wanted

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

WANTED

Suitable for

dismantling or repairs

Ph 313 7216

2412522

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CLASSIFIED

North Canterbury News, August 26, 2021

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

19

Livestock

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

021 111 4322.

Guide

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

Automotive &Recovery

Builder Builder Butchery

2070788

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

• New Builds &Renovations

• Light Commercial /Re-strengthening

• Project Management

• Bathrooms

• Farm Buildings

• House Lifting Re-piling

• Shop Fit Outs

2408831

40+ years experience

027 222 5078

markw.hills@xtra.co.nz

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

1680439

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

Construction &Concrete

DENTURE CLINIC

Ear Health

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Landscaping

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

2273277

2136148

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D N ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

2089195v2-4/4-S

Landscaping

For all your landscaping needs

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures

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

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd

2372616v2

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

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

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

Painter /Plasterer

HURUNUI Painting

• Qualified tradesmen, quick,neat and friendly.

• Reasonable rates. • Interior /exterior painting.

• Interior plastering &wallpapering.

• Spray painting &water blasting.

P: Rod Hermes 027 414 0830 or 03 314 2391

E: r.hermes@xtra.co.nz

2394026v2

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

2172994

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

Windows & Doors

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

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

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

1902273

ncn1242200aa

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

Supply and Install

of Seamless Gutters

10 year no leaks

guarantee

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

• Repair or replace any type of gutter

• Undertake all insurance work

• Independently owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Servicing North CanterburyDistricts

Call Danie 021 875 462

2359362

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

HAVE YOU BEEN TO

OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

www.ncnews.co.nz

Visit now toview the paper online &more!

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


RangioraToyota

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2017 Corolla GX Hatch

•1.8L PetrolAuto

•Bluetooth, Camera

•Cruise Control, 37,100km

$

22,995

2013Toyota Prius C

•1.5LHybrid Petrol, Alloys

•Camera, Satnav

•69,100kms

2015Yaris GX Hatch

•1.3LPetrol5-speed manual

$ •Camera, Bluetooh

14,995 $

10,995

•NZ-new

2019 Corolla ZR Hybrid

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol Auto, ElectricBlue

•18” Alloys, Toyota SafetySense,Leather/Suede Interior

•Heads Up Display,Only 35,600km

$

37,995

2015Corolla GX Hatch

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•Rear Camera &Sensors

•62,000km

$

18,995

2015Toyota Ractis

•1.3LPetrolAuto

•45,550km

NOW

•CD/AUX/USB Connectivity

2014 TOYOTA SPADE

WAS$15,995

•1.5Lpetrolauto,

• 4-door/ left side door

•Climate, 5-seater

$

14,995

$

13,995

2016 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•Camera ,Bluetooth

•4.5-Star Safety

$

19,995

2011 Toyota Sai

•2.4LHybridPetrol, Auto

•Camera,Keyless NOW

•43,300km

2010 Toyota SaiG

WAS$15,995 •2.4LHybridPetrol, Auto

•Camera, Cruise Control NOW

•Alloys, 62,550km

$

12,995

WAS$15,995

$

12,995

2011 HyundaiElantra Elite

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Alloys

•Leather,Sunroof

•Camera

$

12,995

2014 Toyota Corolla GX

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•NZNew,Bluetooth,

•Cruise Control

$

13,995

2016 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera&Sensors

•60,000kms

$

19,995

2021 CorollaSXHatch

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Satnav

•SafetySense,5-star

•Only 350km

$

33,995

2019 CorollaGXHatch

•2.0L PetrolAuto

•Satnav ,Radar Cruise

•Only 23,500km

$ 26,995 36,995

2011 Toyota Avensis Wagon

•2.0L PetrolAuto,

•Alloys, Camera

•Bluetooth, Keyless

$

14,995

2018 Corolla GX Hatch

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Alloys

•Satnav,Bluetooth,Camera

•78,850kms

$

22,995

2014 CamryGLSedan

•2.5LPetrolAuto

•Cruise Control, Bluetooth

• 7 Airbags

$

12,995

2011 Toyota Wish Z

•1.8L PetrolAuto, 6-Seater

•Sunroof,Alloys, Camera

•82,300kms

WAS$15,995

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2012CamryGLSedan

•2.5LPetrolAuto

2009 Toyota Wish Z

•2.0L PetrolAuto, 6-seater

•Alloys, Keyless NOW

•88,500km

NOW $ •CD&USB Connectivity

14,995

$

13,995

$

13,995

•Bluetooth

WAS$14,995

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX

•2.4LPetrolAuto

•Alloys, Leather

•80,750kms

$

12,995

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2016 HiluxSR5 4x4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Sat Nav

•Cruise &ClimateControl

$

46,995

2017 LandCruiser PradoVX

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Leather

•NZ-new,Sat Nav

•Only 43,500km

$

71,995

2019 Peugeot 3008 Active

•1.6L TurboPetrolAuto

•Satnav,5-StarSafety

• Only 21,300km

$

36,995

2007 Toyota Rav4

•2.4LPetrolAutoAWD

•Satnav, Camera

•Cruise Control

$

15,995

2018 Toyota Rav4 GXL

•2.5LPetrolAWD,SafetySense

•Camera, Keyless

•69,600kms

$

34,995

2013Toyota AlphardSC

•2.4LPetrolAuto, 7-Seater

•DualElectricDoors

•25,250kms

2019 Nissan Navara ST 4WD

2018 Nissan Navara RX4x4

•2.3LTurbo Diesel Manual

•Alloys, Bluetooth

•Only 58,100kms

2017 HiluxSRPreRunner

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Alloys, Camera

•Only 60,050kms

2016 Toyota HiluxSR5 Ltd

•2.8L turbodieselauto

•2WD,alloys,leather

•Satnav,hardlid

•2.3LTurbo Diesel Manual

$

36,995 •Camera, Satnav $

44,995

$

41,995

$ $

•61,000kms

71,995

42,995

Percival Street,Rangiora • Ph (03) 313-8186any time • www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz

2404201

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