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Plan targets

rural ambience

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The brakes havebeen put on the

carving up rural land in the

WaimakaririDistrict in its

proposedDistrictPlan,notified

last weekend.

The council has hit pause on

smallrural subdivision,mainly in

the westofthe district, to ensure

the district’s rural character is

maintained, and there is enough

productive farmland for future

generations.

It has introduced a20hectare

minimum in ageneral rural zone,

and 4haminimum in arural

lifestylezone.

The ProposedDistrict Plan, a30

year strategic guide, specifies new

and expanded areas for

development, protects

environmental features, ensures

productive use of farmland by

creatingtwo rural zones, and aims

to enable the communitytogrow

in amanaged and appropriate

way.

Interactive mapsonthe

council’s websiteallow residents

to enter their address to see what

zone they fallin, and provides

details of other featuresinthe

plan suchasnatural hazards.

The 20 hectare minimuminthe

general zone, whichismostly

confined to the westofthe

district, is likely to be the biggest

talking point of the plan.

It makes up the majorityofthe

ruralarea within the district with

afocus on retaining the

productive potential of land for

primary production and rural

activities.

The 4ha zone,focusedinthe

east of the district, is an area

comprising of the densest

residential unit and development

site patterninthe rural areas of

the district.

The rural changescome into

immediate effect, whichmeans

some applications may be ‘‘stuck’’

betweenthe operative and

proposed District Plan.

The council, which is assessing

the impactofthe proposed plan on

these applicants,will be

contacting them to discussaway

forward.

There arefive rural residential

zones, providing large living areas

of 5000 square metres on the

fringesofthe district’s large

urban areas, with one of the more

significant locations being

Loburn.

The secondgeneration district

plan is designed for online use,

and includes proposed zones

tailored to be consistent with the

Selwyn District and Christchurch

City Councils.

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon

says staff have listened to

residents and incorporated their

aspirations into the proposed

plan.

‘‘We’reone of the fastest

growingareasinNew Zealand and

expect up to 15,000 housesmay be

needed to accommodate our

population whichwill near

100,000over the next 30 years.

‘‘Because of this, thereare some

changesthe community have

asked thecouncil to make to

ensure the district continuesto

grow in asuitable andsustainable

way.

‘‘We expectthat the Proposed

District Planwill become

operative within two years

following thehearings and

appealsprocess. Until then,

currentrules apply –except for

those in the proposedplan that

have immediatelegaleffect.’’

Continued Page 2

Aday out with mum ... Heather Gallant, of Kaiapoi, with her 14­week­old dachshund, Oakley, having

his first social outing at the Amberley Farmer’s Market last Saturday morning.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP


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Simplified consents process

From Page 1

By DAVID HILL

The proposed District Plan seeksto

simplifythe consentprocess for

properties with natural hazards.

Anew floor level certificate has been

introduced in place of aresource consent,

simplifying the processfor those wishing

to build in potential flood prone areas.

‘‘If you’relooking to build in aflood

plainyou can applyfor afloor level

certificate for arelativelysmallcharge

and if you meet the floor level

requirement no consent is required,

whichmakes it abit cheaperand

simplifies the process,’’ development

planningmanagerTrevor Ellis says.

‘‘Andyou can add information, so if you

have commissioned areport which shows

the flood riskhas reducedthat can be

added.’’

With the interactive maps on the

council’s website,residents can enter

theiraddress to identify what natural

hazard risksmay apply to their property.

Natural hazards include flooding from

rainfall,coastalinundation and stop­bank

breaches, as wellastsunami, liquefaction

and fault lines.

Improvingthe accuracy of hazard maps

is an evolving process with legislative

changes aroundclimate change, reducing

natural hazard risk and ensuring

preparedness and response to natural

disaster, Mr Ellis says.

With the governmentinthe midstof

Resource ManagementAct and local

government reform, morechanges to the

District Plan are likelyand the council is

prepared for that, Mr Ellis says.

‘‘We havebeen told to box on with what

we are doing and the councillors wantto

have agood regime in place for when the

reform comes in.

‘‘Thegovernment has already signalled

therewill be new piecesofpolicy

statement that councils needtobe

mindful of and we are reasonably

confident of where we are at.’’

New plan ... The new general rural zone in light green, taking up much of the western

Waimakariri. The brown­yellow area is the lifestyle zone, while the darker green is the

Natural Open Space Zone which is essentially the Department of Conservation Estate. The

yellow are towns/settlements, red commercial, purple industrial and silver, special

purpose.

GRAPHIC: SUPPLIED.

Whilethe District Plan is expectedto

have alife of 10 years,itcannot ignore

longer term hazardssuch as sealevel rise,

he says.

‘‘There is projected coastal inundation

with sea level rise, so it effects beachside

communities.

‘‘Themodelling of the 100 year horizon

is basedongovernment guidance and we

understand the government will be

coming out with more guidance.’’

Residents can view the Proposed

District Plan online, check for any

changes that might affect their property,

and make asubmission duringthe formal

period by visiting waimakariri.govt.nz/

letstalk.

Council staffwill also be availableto

answer questions at the Rangiora Service

Centre during business hours or at several

‘TalktoaPlanner’ drop­insessions being

held around the district.

Submissions closeat5pm on November

26.

VTNZ builds new home at Southbrook

By SHELLEY TOPP

Vehicle Testing New Zealand

(VTNZ) is building anew 540­square

metrehome in Rangiora.

The buildingwill replace the old

VTNZ facility next door at 347 Flaxton

Rd. Once openthe old one will be

demolished.

VTNZ Rangiora manager Richard

Pringle saysconstruction began in

March.

``Progresshas been heldupslightly

due to Covid­19,but we are hoping to

open in late October.

The purpose­built facility will have

two lanes, doubling thecapacity for

our team to perform vehicle

inspections,’’ Mr Pringlesays.‘‘With

more and more peoplechoosing to

live in and aroundRangiora the new

building will help us ensurethey are

all drivingsafe vehicles.’’

Having two vehicle inspection lanes

in the new buildingwill havea

dedicated lane for cars and another

dedicated lane for heavy­traffic

vehicles.

``This will make it easier for our

warrant of fitness customers to get a

quickand convenient inspection,’’ Mr

Pringle says. ``We will also havea

new reception area which will be

more comfortable for waiting

customers.''

Commercial customers willalso be

able to book their heavy­traffic

vehicle inspections which means less

time off the road.The newfacility will

also enable the VTNZ team to offer

new services such as driver licensing

and imported­vehicle compliance

checks.

``This makes driver licensing a

much more seamless process for

customers, as driver testing and

licencing will nowbeoperatingfrom

the same site,’’ Mr Pringle says.

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Waimakariri has transport wins

By DAVID HILL

Waimakariri has received some

transport wins,despite the Woodend

Bypassagainmissing out, Mayor Dan

Gordonsays.

Reflecting on WakaKotahi New

Zealand Transport Agency’s 2021/24

National Land Transport Programme

(NLTP)announced earlier this month,

Mr Gordon says the district has

received funding for several projects

including the Skewbridge Road and

Mulcocks Roadintersection

improvements.

Other key Waimakariri projects

which are set to receive funding

include the SouthbrookRoad and

Coronation Streetsignalisation,

Wrights Road intersection

improvements, River Roadupgrade,

and more than $600,000for public

transport infrastructure and travel

demand management.

But Mr Gordon expressed

disappointment at the Woodend Bypass

and safety projectsbeingexcluded.

He is seeking ameetingwith the

NZTA’s chief executive and senior staff

to raise the council’sconcern athe

proposedWoodendsafetyprojects

being excluded.

‘‘The council is committedto

continuing to advocate for safety

improvements in Woodend as well as

the Woodend Bypass.

‘‘We hope this is an error and we will

be makingthe casestronglytofurther

these projects over the comingweeks.

‘‘We did achieve supportfrom other

Canterbury Mayors for the Woodend

Bypass to be included in the10­year

work programme, but unfortunately

this bid was unsuccessful in the NLTP

process.’’

The council’s bid alsoreceiveda$1

million shortfall for the maintenance,

operationsand renewals budget over

the three years,and only half of the

$13.2million ‘‘low cost low risk’’

projects fundingitapplied for.

‘‘TheWaimakariri District Council

acknowledges the funding endorsedfor

the district fromWaka Kotahi New

Zealand Transport Agency, while

noting thatlike many areas around New

Zealand the full amounts included in

our funding requests weren’t met,’’Mr

Gordon says.

Council staff willcontinue working

with NZTA staff to see whatadditional

funding can be secured for key roading

projects, Mr Gordonsays.

Digital disadvantage impacting elderly

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Elderlyfolk arestruggling to copewith a

banking system that is more reliant on

internet andphonebanking,than face­toface

contact.

Bank closures, thelossofcheques, and

reduced hoursdue to Covid­19, have

made thestress of every daybankingeven

worse.

Meanwhile many NorthCanterbury

elderly folk,who arefiercely independent

andproud,are beingdigitally excluded

from runningtheirown finances.

They areleftwith no alternativebut to

getotherstodotheirbanking, leaving

them distraught andvulnerable.

Grey Powernationaland North

Canterburypresident, JanPentecost, says

Grey Powerhas taken the problem to the

MinisterofFinance, and the Bankers

Association to no avail.

It is now calling on the government to

initiate an inquiry to assess whether

governmentagenciesand banks are

providing sufficient servicestoallow

vulnerablepeople to continue to manage

theirfinancial affairs independently.

OneRangioracouple in their 80s and

90s, whoare digitally disadvantaged and

find phone bankingtoo difficultdue to its

complexity and being hard of hearing,

became extremelyanxious aboutpaying

theirrates duringlockdown.

Acloserelativestepped in andpaid

them on their behalf, butthenthey

worried aboutpaying her back.

This resulted in an 85­year­oldlining up

outside alocalbankfor up to 25 minutes

with therelative, andalongsidemany

otherelderly people, to transfer money

andsquare up the transaction.

It was theirfourth trip to the bank,ason

thethreeprevious occasions the bank was

shut duetooperatingonreduced hours

duetoCovid restrictions. Thebank

increased itshoursthis week.

Therelative says thecouple findthe

Digital exclusion ... Many older folk are struggling to remain in control of their finances

because of internet and phone banking.

PHOTO: FILE

whole bankprocess demeaning.

‘‘These peoplehave madeahuge

contribution during theirworkinglives.It

is difficulttosee themstruggling.

‘‘Theyhave enough of asenseof

vulnerability with everythingelsethatis

going on in the world, letalonedifficulty

withbanking,’’she said.

‘‘They(banks) shouldbetrying to make

it easierfor the elderly,not making it

moredifficult.’’

Mrs Pentecostsaysupto700,00 people

in NewZealandare unable to usethe

internet.GreyPower is working closely

withthe Bankers Associationtofind

solutionsfor these digitally

disadvantaged people.

Despitefamily effortstoteachtheir

loved oneshow to usethe internet,itis

justtoo hardfor manytomaster, shesays.

‘‘Otherssay thatdoingtheir banking

business face­to­faceisimportant to them

because it is theonly time thatthey have

anyonetotalkto. Butwith banks closing,

this avenue to combat social isolation,is

rapidly diminishing.’’

Theexclusion goes farbeyond financial

transactions, and directlyaffectthe

Government’s aim of enablingolder

peopleto‘‘age in place’’ and to remain

activeintheir community,she says.

‘‘They are frightened andstressed

because they havenoideahow they will

managetheir financialaffairs

independently in thefuture. As one

membersaid because she must now ask

otherpeopletopay her bills anddoher

otherbanking business, theyhaveturned

an independentold ladyintoadependent

oldlady,’’ Mrs Pentecostsays.

‘‘Theimpact of not being abletoaccess

theinternet is exclusion,isolation,

powerlessness,and limited opportunity.’’

Thegovernment had aresponsibility to

ensurethere weremanual bank­related

systems so no­one wasleft behind.

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Spotlight on RAPID numbers

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The pushisonto upgrade the Rural

Address Property Identification

(RAPID) signageinthe Hurunui

district as fears for people’s safety

grows.

The Hurunui District Council has

partnered with Fire and Emergency

New Zealand (FENZ) to encourage

people to ensure theyhave aRAPID

number at theirgate so emergency

servicescan findthem.

Culverden Fire ChiefCraigRitchie

raised concerns about people’s safety

in rural Hurunui earlier thisyear.

He said liveswould be lost if the

RAPID numbering system wasn’t

overhauled.

Mr Ritchie said the numbering

system in the Amuri basin and beyond

had become confusing, due in partto

large dairy farmswith multiple homes

on thembeing established, as well as

the influences of subdivision and

population growth.

The counciland FENZ are now

working to make sureaRAPIDnumber

is on all ruralproperties, easily seen,

and in the correct position,

particularly where there are multiple

properties on afarm, so emergency

servicescan locate peoplequickly in

critical situations.

‘‘Having abold and reflective

number willimprove our response

time.

‘‘Ittakesthree and ahalf minutes for

an entire house to be fully engulfed in

flames.

‘‘Emergencyservices need to be able

to find you quicklyand easily,’’says Mr

Ritchie.

FENZalso respondstoStJohn’s

‘purple’ calls, when an incident is lifethreatening.

In thesecases, tell tail signs of

Emergency personel ... Deputy Fire Chief Brian Stevenson, Mayor Marie Black, Culverden

Fire Chief Craig Ritchie, St John Station Manager Ann Cleaver and St John Ambulance

Officer Helen Wilson.

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dangersuch as smokeorflames are

not always evident.

For rural properties,MrRitchie

says GPS is no longerefficient due to

reception and the inabilitytopinpoint

an exact location. RAPIDnumbers,

therefore,remainthe primary means

for locatingproperties.

Mayor MarieBlack saysshe is

extremelygrateful to people like Mr

Ritchie who work very hardtoensure

the safety of everyone in the district.

‘‘I feelagreat sense of pride

knowing that we have people in our

communities who takeitupon

themselvestochampion these very

important messages, helping us to

create asafer Hurunui.’’

For more information on RAPID

numbers,includingmultiple

dwellings, go to hurunui.govt.nz/

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Mayor thankful for Covid jab

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon is

doinghis bit to fight Covid­19,

receiving his first jab on Wednesday

(September15).

Trying to keep abraveface and

donning is ‘‘SuperDan’’ t­shirt, Mr

Gordon lined up for his jab at the

vaccination centre nexttoRangiora’s

Unichem Medical Corner Pharmacy.

‘‘I believe in the vaccination and I

encourage everyone who is able to, to

get vaccinated. It’sour best chance to

beat thisand get backtonormal.

‘‘I’mthankful for the opportunity to

get my vaccine.’’

The Mayorsaid hisarm was ‘‘slightly

sore’’ the nextday, but there wereno

signsofany side effects.

‘‘I was genuinely impressedwith the

service,and the staff are making sure

that peopleare consenting to it.

‘‘I was impressedwith justhow

quickthe service was,the care that

was shown,and the timethat we sat

afterwardstomake sure you are OK.’’

Mr Gordonacknowledged he has

receivedlots of correspondence from

residents in recent weeks expressing a

rangeofviewsonthe vaccine.

He hashis secondjab booked in next

month.

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Mayoral response ... Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon (left) receives his jab from

Rangiora pharmacist Ajay Patel on Wednesday.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

and over, who haven’t already, can

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Nothing To Be Proud Of

DearEditor,

In the Waimakariri Councils, LetsTalk

Document, ThreeWaters,the council

havethecheek to congratulate

themselves on their efforts of

maintaining our waters.

Our wastewater is nottreatedtoany

form ofbest practicestandard butis

simplyanoutdated, overloaded algae

farm.

The Selwyn Council removes, dries and

commercially sells the biosolids.

Rotorua Council has a5stage nutrient

removal process. The Waimakariri

Council has done apoorjob, removing

somesludge,leaving thebulkofittorot

in thewetlandponds, some is storedon

site whilesomegoes out to sea to be

washeduponour coastline.

During any warm summer the resultant

toxic mess in the wastewater plant kills

and continues to decimate our native

birds and wildlife with theresultant

avian botulism.Anarticle to the The

Press on September 2021, by Amber

Allot Water Woes In Full Flow,states

that of30goals to improveCanterbury

water health and management, after 11

years only 2havebeenachieved.

Shouldwebeproudofthis?

Our council states, that they have

workedhardtoupgradeour 3waters

infrastructureover the last 20 years.

We are proudofthis.This reform

programmeappears to us to ask our

ratepayers to subsidise other

communities’’. Another exampleof

moresmoke screenandmirrors.

While our currentMayorhasbeenon

thecouncil over thelast 15 yearsmany

thousands of our waterfowlhave died

dueto our3rd world wastewater

system.

Our rivers have never been in aworse

statedue to the huge nutrient increase

and herbicide use which destroys the

habitat of the micro biodiversity which

has resulted in very limited fish life

which used to be prolific. Nothing to be

proud of here.

Yours,

Michael Bate

Reply from Waimakariri

Mayor

MrBate’s letter makes acouple of

incorrect statements Iwanttoaddress.

Residents shouldbeproud of our

Three Watersinfrastructure.

Over thelast20years we’ve invested

over $100 millionand have a100­year

strategyto fund these assets for our

community.

All of our waterschemes arefully

compliant and we have afurther$41m

setasidefor upgradestoimproveour

wastewaterinfrastructureand address

flood risks in thecoming10years.

Youmentioned wastewater

treatment.

TheEastern DistrictsSchemeisa

commonly­used multi­stage pond

system and the most suitable for our

geography.

Wastewater passes through ponds

and wetlands where natural processes

cleanse the water, sludge is removed

and treated wastewater is discharged

to sea and we meet 100 per cent

resource consent compliance for this.

Waimakariri has seen outbreaks of

avian botulism in recent years. But its

not correct to attribute this to council

operations. Avian botulismisa

commoncauseof death in wild birds

worldwide, and caused by atoxin

producedbyabacteria that thrives in

shallow,warmwater globally.

There have been outbreaks of avian

botulism within the district in recent

yearsandbecause of this council

monitors for outbreaksigns, and

collects dead birds to prevent further

spread.

Weall agreethatquality drinking

water and better environmental

outcomes are something to aim for.

Thecouncilis committed to

continuous improvement andwantto

workwith thecommunity in improving

the quality of our water and waterways.

Yours,

Mayor Dan Gordon

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Three Waters under

spotlight in Kaiapoi

It wasaparticularly welcomesight to

see theschool gates reopenlastweek

and thesmiles of reliefonthe faces

of the parents dropping offtheir

children.

After three weekswith my twokids

at homeI'm sure I'm not the only

parentinthe district who has a

newfound respect for our teachers.

But whileschoolsare ableto

operateatLevel 2, things arestill

tough out there for other sectors,

withhospitalityparticularlyhard

hit.

Lastweek in Parliament Icalledon

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The proposed$10 million fund, in

partnershipwith BusinessNZ, local

economic developmentagencies and

chambers of commerce, would

significantlyhelp the growing

numbersofbusinessowners

sufferingstress and anxietybecause

of the latestrestrictions.

Aside from Covid­19, akey issue

Waimakaririresidents have

contacted me about of late, is the

governmentsproposed Three Waters

reform.

It doesn’t seemtomatter whether

theyare urban or rural residents,nor

where on the political spectrum they

sit their view is unanimous.Theyare

all veryconcernedaboutthe impacts

for our district.

An overwhelming95% of nearly

4000respondents in arecent council

surveysaid thecouncil should opt

out,with most concernedabout

losing democracy andlocalexpertise

with acentralised model.

This reform is potentially

disastrousfor Waimakariri, which is

whyIamholdingacommunity

meeting to discuss ThreeWaters,on

Tuesday October 12, 6.30pm at the

Riverside Community Church, 45

Charles St,Kaiapoi.

Local Governmentspokesperson

Chris Luxonwill be joining me to

answer your questions, andIhope to

seeasmanyofyou there as possible.

DuetoCovid restrictions it will be

essential to reserve aplace

beforehand,which can be done via

emailtowaimakariri@parliament.

govt.nz.

As aCanterbury MP Iwas invited to

attendaneventtocelebrate the

128thanniversary of Suffrage Dayon

Sunday.

IjoinedmyfellowCanterburyMP

andNational Party spokespersonfor

Women, NicolaGrigg, at the Kate

SheppardMemorialonOxford

Terrace in Christchurch.

Sheppardwas thesuffragette who

ledthe way for New Zealand

becoming the first country in the

world to givewomenthe vote.

Therecan be no doubtfor any of us

in NewZealandtoday thatshe was

world­leadingand put this country

on the map for women's rights and

democracy.

We owe heradebtofgratitudefor

havingthe courage to stand up for

what wasfundamentally right,when

at times it would havebeenfar easier

to keep quiet.

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Residents optout

Iwanted to startbysaying abig thank you

to the over3800 residents who took part in

our engagement aboutthe Governments

Three Waters Reform.

Ninety five percent of Waimakariri

residents want the counciltoopt­outofthe

Governments Three WatersReform.

For those who aren’t awareofthe

proposal, the Government is pushing for

reformofwaterwhere council­run water,

wastewater and stormwater services are

transferred to four major entities.

Thisispart of awider push for greater

centralisation of public services like

health, the Resource ManagementAct and

polytechnics.

If the reform goes ahead,Waimakariri

Districtwouldbecome part of an entity

thatcoversmost of theSouth Island.

The Government has given councils

until the end of Septembertoprovide

feedback on the proposal.

Residents expressedconcerns about:

Losing local say, knowledge and

controlonhow water services are

provided;

Rates being used to subsidise

upgradesinother areas;

Wantinglocal management and

provision of Three Water Services;

Appropriate compensation for

transfer of community assets.

Theysought for the reformproposals to

takeplace alongside wider Futurefor

Local Governmentand Resource

Management Act (RMA) reforms.

Serious concernswere raisedabout the

accuracy of the proposed efficiencies

behind the proposal for change.

The council has been reviewing the data

fromthe Governmentand throughoutthis

timehave found anumber of issuesand

haveanumberofconcernswith the

proposal.

The position of the council has been that

based on the limited information

presented so far, thatwedonot join the

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Government’s reform programme at this

point.

The overwhelming amountoffeedback

from residents has shown thatyou have

concernsofyour own and this will help

inform myself and the councillors as we

decide on the formal response to give the

Governmentataspecial meetingon

Tuesday 28 September.

It is unclear whatthe next stepswill be

following this, but the council and Ihope

the reformswill remain achoicefor our

community and council as previously

indicated by the Government.

Thanks againfor yourfeedback and for

taking part.

Proposed District Plan

On Saturday, council notified its

Proposed District Plan. Consultation will

run until 5pm,Friday, November 26.

Notifying the Proposed District Planhelps

prepare Waimakariri for future growth. It

specifies new and expanded zones and

areasfor development, protects

environmental features, ensures

productive use of farmland, and aimsto

enable our community to grow while

retainingits special character.

This weekaletter will go out to all

ratepayers with more details.You are able

to have amore detailedlook online and

can accessthe eplan on the council’s

website (waimakariri.govt.nz). Council

staffwill also be available to answer

questions at the Rangiora ServiceCentre

during business hours or at severalTalk to

aPlannerdrop­in sessionsbeing held

around the District.Please do come along

to find out more.Ifyou haveany questions

please get in contact:

developmentplanning@wmk.govt.nz or

0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)

And now we want to knowifyou think

we have it right.Your input will help

shapehow Waimakariri develops over the

coming decades. Please provide feedback

before November26, 2021.

Hopesofaspringstart forwind farm dashed byCovid

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Hopes of aspring start on MainPower

New Zealand Ltd’s Mt Cass Wind Farm

Project have been dashed by the impact

of Covid­19.

Construction was expected to be

completed under asingle turnkey

Engineer, Procure &Construct (EPC)

contract with General Electric.

But the model is proving uneconomic

in the current environment, particularly

due to the effects and risks associated

with Covid­19.

Chief Executive, Andy Lester, says

cost increases were anticipated, but not

at the level seen under the EPC

contract.

‘‘We remain confident in the project

and are now focusing on amulticontract

model for construction, supply

and installation,’’ he says.

Mr Lester says there is no doubt New

Zealand needs additional generation to

meet the growing electricity demands of

adecarbonising economy.

‘‘Demand is ramping up quickly and

we want to meet that demand with

renewable energy.

‘‘Completing due diligence on an

alternative delivery model will have an

impact on the financial close and

commissioning dates of the Mt Cass

Wind Farm, but the project team will be

working hard to keep these to a

minimum,’’ he says.

MainPower will continue to provide

updates on the Mt Cass Wind Farm,

including revised timeframes, as the

project progresses.

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‘‘Denise has always dreamt of owning

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Tessa’slove of pottery born from ill health

By DAVID HILL

Tenyearsago Tessa Chisholm was

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worst.

Shemoved to her grandmother’s bach

at Waikuku Beach,whereshe was

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aseries of illnesses andback surgery,

untilshe discovered pottery.

Tessa wasworkinginWellington as a

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‘‘Itook up pottery to keepmesane and

make new friends andIhad thedreamto

make aliving offthiscraft,’’ she says.

Shejoinedthe Canterbury Potters’

Association six yearsago and shewas

mentored by Rangiorawoman Frederika

Ernsten, who is now in her80s.

‘‘Ireally wouldn'tbewhereIam today

withoutFrederika'stuition, and the

support of the club,’’ Tessa says.

‘‘She(Frederika) waspassing her

legacy on to us and it was justlovely.’’

Shebegansellingher creations at the

Arts CentreinChristchurch and at local

markets,but hadadreamofsettingup

herown businessesand offeringpottery

classes,but lacked the confidence to take

theplunge.

That was until she heard aboutthe

business start­up coursethrough

Michelle Becks at the Ministry of Social

DevelopmentinRangiora.

Tessa received abusiness start­up

grant and wasaccepted on to thecourse

with ENCbusiness developmentmanager

MilesDalton.

‘‘It’snot justaboutthe pottery, it’s about

connecting everything togetherand I

wouldn’t have been abletodo it without

the course.

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encourages you that the right thingtodo

is to spend the money to get it done

properly,suchasgetting an accountant.’’

Tessa is offeringclassestosmall groups

of six,whichmeansshe is abletooperate

under AlertLevel 2restrictionsby

spacing out thework spaces in thelittle

batch.

She saysanyonecan learnpottery.

‘‘I thought if Icould teach the

boyfriend, Icould teach anyoneand he

madeareally nice beermug.

‘‘Potteryisgoodfor the soul, youget a

lot of reward creating something from a

lumpofclay andwiththe students they

get such abuzz whentheycreate

something.’’

The art of pottery can also be

frustrating,asTessa hasheardstories

about studentsthrowing theirunfinished

potsatthe wall.

Fortunately that hasn’t happened at the

LittleBatchPottery studio so far.

‘‘They’re not allowedtodothatyet,

becauseIwant acleanstudio.

‘‘Untilyou fire yourpot,you can break

it down anddoitagain.

‘‘Once you fire it, it’sforeverand we

don’t wantarchaeologists diggingitone

day and wondering whatpeople were

doing in Waikuku.’’

To findout more, go to

littlebachpottery.com or follow the Little

Batch Pottery Studio on Facebookand

Instagram.

New lease of life ... Pottery has given Tessa Chisholm anew purpose in life.

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North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

11

Classy line up ... Floral hats were the winners on the day for these students from the

various classes at Amberley School.

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

School holds belated

Hat Day Daffodil Day

By SHELLEY TOPP

Afloral hat competition at Amberley

School celebrating Daffodil Day has

has finallybeenheld after being

postponed duetolockdown.

Whenpupils returnedtoschool it

tookplacealong witha‘‘wearyourown

clothes day,’’toraisefundsfor the

CancerSociety

The competition wasorganised by

the president of theAmberley Cancer

SupportGroup, LizDean, aformer

teacheratthe schoolwho retired in

2018.

‘‘Manyofthe studentsand allthe

staff created some fabulous hats,’’ Liz

says.

Liz and JennyYates, treasurer of the

Amberley CancerSupport Groupwere

the judgesand gaveaprize to the

winning hatfrom each homeroom

class.

The overall winner was Lucy

Cameron whoreceived aWarehouse

voucher forher creation.

‘‘Lucy put alot of effort into

designingand makingher

masterpiece,’’Liz says.

Theschool’sheadgirl, MilaStanley­

Pihera, and deputy head girl, Hayley

Mitchell, judgedthe staffcreations.

Thestaffwinnerwas one of the

teacher aides,Erica Cairns.

‘‘Themoneyraised willgotowards

supporting cancerpatients in our

district,’’ Lizsays.

In another national cancer

fundraiser, beingsupportedin

RangiorabyThe Sport Shop, the

Childhood Cancer Foundation will

benefitfromLachie’sLaces.

The promotion selling yellow shoe

laces was establishedbythe

foundation in memoryofLachie

Sutherland,who died fromcancer in

2020, aged 12, afterhis dad Chrisalso

diedfromcancer,in2013.

The lacescost$5and canbe

purchasedagain at the Sport Shop in

Flaxton Road,after thefirstbatch sold

out quickly.

Thelacescan alsobepurchased

online fromthe CancerSocietywebsite

at:lachieslaces.co.nz. Thismonthis

Child CancerAwareness month with

officialcollection days plannedfor this

Friday andSaturday.

Remembering an amazing boy ... Lachie

Sutherland, who died in July last year, of

neuroblastoma, arare form of cancer, aged

12, after his father Chris also died of cancer

in August 2013. .

Hat Day ... Jenny Yates (left), Amberley

School librarian and secretary of the

Amberley Cancer Support group, Lucy

Cameron, aYear 7student and winner of the

student competition with Liz Dean, President

of the Cancer Support group.

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below the aircraft at specific locations along the

line as highlighted on the accompanying map.

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14 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Enthusiasm for garden festival unwavering

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Galeforcewinds, rain,the odd hailand

snowstorm, along withthe repercussions

of Covid­19, have notshaken the

enthusiasm of participantsinthis year’s

HurunuiGarden Festival(HGF).

Preparations arewellunder waywith

lockdown providing for thekeen

gardeners to preen their gardens in

readiness forthe festival whichrunsfrom

Thursday,October28toSunday, October

31.

HGF chair GaryMitchell saysthe four

day festivalisabletooperateatLevel2.

He saysthe gales of recentdays have

leftsome damage in the gardens taking

part, but everyone is in tidy up mode and

it is all systems go.

Atotal of 22 gardens willbeonshowto

admireand inspire, withsomefavourites

returning, andseven new ones joining the

festival.

To aid navigation, thepropertiesare

groupedintosix clusters, eachwith its

own mapshowing how to findthe venues,

along withother useful information, such

as thelocationsofpublic toilets,fuel

stations,wineries, cafes, shopsand other

HurunuiDistrict highlights.

Thisyear for the first time there is an

opportunity to walk inside some of

Hurunui’shistorichomesteads.

Alsoonofferisashowcase of local

artists work, their placeofwork and some

stunningexhibits which are forsale.

Julia Atkinson­Dunn, from the home

and gardenwebsite Studiohome.co.nz,

and author of thebeginner’sgardening

book, Petal Power,will speak at three

gardens on different days.

Penny Zino of Flaxmere (near

Hawarden), Doreen DrydenofLoch Leven

(near Rotherham), andRobert Dayof

RibbonwoodCountry House,nearCheviot,

willsharetheir extensiveknowledge

about establishingtheir gardens in North

Canterbury throughoutthe festival.

The festivalhas grown in popularity

withmany visitors makingitalong

weekend so they can enjoy attractions the

districthas to offer.

Coldstream ... The tranquil waters of afreshwater stream at Vicky

Collett and Andrew Dalzell's property near Culverden. PHOTOS:ROBYN BRISTOW

The HurunuiGarden FestivalInc

(HGF), is unitedinfollowing itsethos of

being ‘‘inspirational and supportive to the

residents of theHurunui’’.

It offers a$2000 scholarship forlocal

studentstostudy horticulture,

agriculture,landscape design,ora

relatedfield,attertiary level.

The scholarship is opentostudents in

their final year of schooling from Year 11

to 13, and whosefamily homeisin the

Hurunui District.

It is being offeredaspartofHGF’s

commitment to invest back to its

The Widest Music Variety

communityifitmakes aprofit from its

annualHurunui GardenFestival.

Thescholarship is aimed at helping the

successful applicantwithfees associated

with theircourse,such as tuitionfees,

text books,and any courserelatedcostsor

livingcosts.

Applications, which mustincludea

briefletter, and tworeferences with

contactdetails,can be emailed to

info@hurunuigardenfestival.com by

October 31. Thecommittee canaward the

scholarship to oneormore students,

meaning thetotalamount of the

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North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

15

Planting in Spring for potatoes at Christmas

By SHELLEY TOPP

New potatoes,freshlydug from the

garden, are atreat for manyKiwisto

enjoy at Christmas.

However, for thattohappen

planting preparations need to begin

now,inSpring.

Helen Roberts, who is oneofthe

original gardenerswho established

the KaiapoiCommunity Garden and

still volunteers there,has seed

potatoes ‘‘chitting’’ for her large home

garden, near Woodend, and she plans

to plant them soon.

Chittingisthe process of

encouraging seed potaoes to sprout

before planting by placingthem on a

trayinadry, shady place. This can

takefour to six weeks.

‘‘I will moundthem up straight

away, thencover them withalayer of

old hay, or other mulch,before

covering the rows with two layers of

frost cloth,because potatoes arefrost

intolerant,’’ she says.

‘‘Westill have frosts hereuntil Show

Weekend(in November), so we don’t

wantthem to haveasetback if we want

themfor Christmas.’’

The fastest growing varieties such as

‘‘Rocket’’and ‘Swift’ take around 90

daystobemature enough to dig, and

certified seed potatoes should always

be used becausethey are disease free,

Helen says.

Potatoes should be planted in a

sunny part of the gardenbut not in the

sameplace every year, or where

tomatoes have previously been

planted, to avoidblight, she says.

The planting process begins by

diggingatrench and then adding some

specialisedpotatofertiliser to the soil

to assistgrowth as potatoes are heavy

feeders and require richsoil.

Oncethat is donethe seedpotatoes

September Bee Aware Month

Beekeepers are calling on bee­lovers

across New Zealand to take whataction

they can to improvethe health and

resilience of Kiwi bee populations this

Septemberfor Bee Aware Month.

Apiculture NewZealand,the national

body representing beekeepers and honey

producers, is asking KiwistoFeed the

Bees by planting bee­friendly trees and

plants this spring.

‘‘Oneofthe best things Kiwibee lovers

can do for our bees is to grow bee­friendly

trees, wildflowers or shrubs in their

gardens or public spaces.

‘‘This provides essential nutrition for

our bee populationensuring theycan be

resilient in the faceofthe many challenges

they face,’’ says Apiculture NewZealand

chiefexecutive Karin Kos.

ThroughoutSeptember, Apiculture NZ

members and supporters will be sharing

information about planting for bees.

When choosing whattoplant, Ms Kos

recommends peoplevisit the New Zealand

can be planted out, keeping them

around25cm apart and then covering

them with alayerofsoil around 5cm

deep.

When the shoots start to sprout

through the soil it should be mounded

up to almost coverthem and when

watering the plants it is imporant to be

careful to keepthe water away from

the shoots as this can also cause

blight, Helen says.

As the shoots grow,continue to add

to the mound, until the plantsare

Treesfor BeesResearch Trustwebsite.

‘‘Trees for Bees has done extensive work

on identifyingthe best plants for beesand

has producedregional planting guides,

individualprofiles of star performingbee

plants and adviceonplanting for home

gardeners andruralproperty owners.

They offer awealthofknowledge to

gardeners and bee lovers.’’

Many citrus and pip fruit trees are beefriendly,

alongwith native plants like

harakeke(flax) or rewarewa

(honeysuckle).

‘‘These offer bees excellent, ongoing

sources of nutrition and well­nourished

bees are better abletowithstand threats

like varroa, habitat loss, climatechange

and diseases,” Karinsays.

Bee Aware Monthisanational

educational campaign co­ordinatedby

Apiculture NZ. Educationalresources

producedfor schools,community groups

and families to use are available on the

Apiculture NewZealand website.

around 30cm in height. Thiswill

protect the plants and help the

potatoes to develop.

It also stops the new potatoes from

turninggreen which makes them

toxic.

For more informationonhow to

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Hilton Streetduring opening hoursor

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

17

Amoment for te reo

By SHELLEY TOPP

Takingamoment for te

reo is becoming apopular

activity for many Kiwis

keen to learn the Maori

language.

Last week, at 12pm on

Tuesday, all Kiwis were

encouraged to take part in

the nationwideMaori

Language Moment.

In Rangiora, librarian

Amy Hallmark recorded a

live reading in te reo of the

children’sbook Kei hea a

Spot? (Where Is Spot?) for

the WaimakaririLibrary’s

Facebook page duringthe

Maori Language Moment.

The initiative was part

of Maori LanguageWeek

(Te Wiki otereo Maori),

from September13­19and

recognisedthe day and the

hour in 1972 when agroup

of Maori language

champions presented a

petition with 30,000

signatures, on the steps of

parlaiment in Wellington

calling for te reo to be

taughtinschools.

Participants in the

Maori Language Moment

had to register online and

could celebrate the

language in any way they

chose.

AMaoriLanguage

Commissionspokesperson

says those who

championedtereo when it

was socially and potically

unacceptable to do so, will

alwaysberemembered.

Librarian ... Amy Hallmark

‘‘We wanted people to

sign up for the Maori

Language Moment so in

years to come,just as

peoplelook back at the

Maori Language Petition

now, peoplewill lookback

and see who joinedthe

Maori Language Moment

in 2021.’’

According to the

Ministry of Education, te

reo Maori is apopular

learning option in schools.

‘‘We haveanincreasing

demand on the system

from students and whanau

(Maori and non Maori) to

providetereo Maori in all

learning environments

across educatiion.’’

Last year’sministry

figuresshow 30,626 pupils

studiedtereo and 1324

studiedtereo rangatira

for nativespeakers.

Siren testing

Don’t be alarmed if you hear asiren in one of Waimakariri’s beach communities at

around 1pm on Monday.

Waimakariri Civil Defence is conductingatest of its coastal tsunami warning

sirens at 1pmnext Monday as part of its routine check.

Communities living in beach areaswill hear the alarms,which are beingtested to

ensure they are operating correctly.

There are threesirens in the Waimakariri district, stationedatThe Pines /

Kairaki, Woodend and Waikuku beaches.

The sirens are tested at least twice ayear, usually on the first working day

following achange to or from Daylight Savings.

Adaytime test, during working hours, is chosen in order to minimise the

inconvenience for the coastal communities.

The test will proceed as long as the region stays within Covid­19 Alert Level 2or

below.

It will be cancelledifthe region moves to Level 3orhigher on Monday.

The test usually takes around one minute to complete and depending on the wind

conditions, the sound maytravel further inland to other townships.

The sirens play acritical role in the district’s preparations for the risk of a

tsunami, which would most likely be triggered by an off­shore earthquake.

If anear­source tsunami was to occur, there may not be enough time for the sirens

to activate, so if you feel an earthquake and it's long or strong, evacuate yourself

immediately.

E­Scooter speed restrictions

The impending arrival of pink e­scooters is creatingsome interest among readers,

especially around the speed limits.

Flamingo Scooters says its e­scooters have abuilt­in speed restriction and

Flamingo utilisesspeed governance to ensure scooters can never exceed the

maximum speed limit of 25kph.

The e­scooters arealso programmed to not exceed 15kph in alow speed zones.

Geo­fencing also means thee­scooters will stop immediately if auser attemptsto

enter the exclusion zone, the High and Durham Streetshops in Rangiora.

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Engineering at

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fresh air’

From ayoung age, Stuart Jacksonwas

into motorbikes. It gave him apassion

forall things mechanical so acareerin

mechanical engineeringwas an obvious

choice.

After highschooland agap year

workingasasupermarketdutymanager,

Stuart went to universitytostudy

engineeringbut after ayear, he decidedit

wasn’t forhim. “I didn’t enjoyit,”hesays.

Stuart returned to theworkforce,

workingfor AshbyConcreteand

participating in itsparentcompany’s

traineemanagementprogramme.

However, hisdesire to studyhadn’t gone

away.

He chosetostudy engineeringagain,

but this time at Ara, after afamily

friendrecommended theBachelor of

EngineeringTechnology. “Ara’s degreewas

only threeyears,whichsuitedmebecause

Iwantedtoget back into theworkforce as

soon as possible.”

Stuart discovered abig contrast between

universityand Ara. “Afteruniversity, Ara

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so closelyfromthemwas fantastic.”

Stuart says ago-cartproject, several

interestingfieldtrips andthe practical

approachtoproblem solvingwereamong

highlightsofthe course.

Sixyears on from graduating,Stuartis

nowcommercial directorand machine

designmanager forMotovated Design&

Analysis, amechanical design consultancy

establishedin1999.

He says oneofthe things that’s helped

him advanceinthe companyisthe fact

that he’s kept everycoursenote, exam

paper, hand-out andtextbook from his

time at Ara.

“Wheneveramechanical problem

comesacrossmydesk, Irememberthat

Icovered that subjectatAra so Ihunt

throughall of my notestofind what I

need.It’smade me quitesuccessfulhereas

Ihavethe abilitytobreak down complex

real-world problemsintosmaller,solvable

blocks.”

Stuart planstostayatMotovatedfor the

foreseeablefuture, but oneday he’d like

to starthis ownbusiness andmaybe even

return to Aratoteach.

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18 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Afantastical world on show

The firstsolo exhibitionofpaintings by

Fernside artistNikki Parker, Oh, Such

Foolishness!,isbornfromthe need to

tonedownthe dark humourshe is

known for.

For this work she has‘‘swung the

other way’’ andusedink and

watercolourtocreatea‘‘ fantastical

worl’’doverflowing withcolour.

‘‘Sometimes thingsjustneed to to be

fun,stillquirky, still very muchmebut

less‘checkher intothe nearest psych

ward’.’’

Oh, SuchFoolishness! has appeal for

all ages, Nikki says.

She grewupwithapencilinher hand

and herartworkhas been fuelled by a

‘‘bizarre’’ imagination.

Bird contest opens soon

The dates are set for New Zealand’s most

eggcellentannualbird battle, and Kiwis

everywhere are gettingreadyto

campaign.

VotinginForest&Bird's Bird of the

Year/ Te Manu Rongonui oteTau opens

on October 18 and closestwo weekslater,

with the winner announced on

November 1.

Among the finalists are Kaikoura’s

Hutton’s shearwaterand the dotterel,

along with AshleyRakahuri’s wrybill.

‘‘This year’s competition could really

cause aflap,’’says Forest &Bird’s Bird of

the Year spokespersonLaura Keown.

This year the Bird of the Year website

will featureNew ZealandSign Language

translations for many of our native

species,alongside both their te reo Maori

and Englishnames, bird call,and

conservation status.

‘‘This is the 16th annual Bird of the

Year and we're expecting it will ruffle

‘‘Creatingbecame anecessity to stay

sane, or close to,’’ shesays.

Nikki enjoysexperimentingand

pushing theboundarieswithher

artwork, fromlarge framedpiecesto

her small charactersand she is

currently on an illustration journey

‘‘for theyoung ,young at heartand

slightly twisted.’’

Oh, SuchFoolishness! opened at the

ChamberGallery ,inthe Rangiora

Librarylast Sunday andwillrun until

September30.

People attendingthe exhibitionwill

havethe opportunitytogointhedraw to

win alimitededition print by

identifying acharacter (Bungle)hidden

in five of thepaintings.

some feathers,’’ Laura says.

‘‘We’ve got somesurprises in store,and

our high­flying volunteer campaign

managers are ready for their bird

campaigns to take­off.’’

Kakapo was the winnerlast year, with

toroa /Antipodeanalbatrossswooping

into second, and the come­back­king

kakaruia /black robin coming in third.

‘‘Climate change and habitat loss are

huge threats to Aotearoa, and about 80

percent of our birds arethreatened or at

risk of extinction,’’ Laurasays.

‘‘We really need to put nature at the

heart of New Zealand’s climate plan, and

make sure our amazingnative species

are here for futuregenerations.’’

‘‘The good news is, when we care for

our nativespecies, we also care for each

other.

‘‘When our rivers, forests,and oceans

are healthy,our climate, wildlife, and

communities are betteroff too.’’

Ukefest ... Christchurch band, Secret Lives of Ukelele,which will feature in the Ukefest in

Kaikoura this weekend.

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Ukeleles come to town

By SHELLEYTOPP

Kaikoura will come alivewith the sound

of music thisweekend when the firstever

Kaikoura Ukefest hitstown.

‘‘There will be an infiltration of

ukeleles,’’ saysthe organiser Gay

Newman, who is amember of the

Christchurchband the Secret Livesof

Ukelele. ‘‘Come along and be part of the

commotion.’’

The festival is being held tomorrow,

Saturday and Sunday at outdoor and

indoorvenuesaround the town with

musiciansfrom all around the South

Islandbooked to perform.

The indoorperformances will be for

registered,ticketholders onlytoattend,

but the remainder of the events being

performed outdoors around the town will

be free for the public to enjoy.

The festival is something Gay has been

interested in organisingfor sometime.

‘‘Thisismybaby. Ihave familyhere and

Ireally wanted to do something for the

town becauseitishas beenthrough so

much. Iamreallyhoping it willbring

some life back into this lovely town.’’

The Covid­19 Alert Level 2restrictions

have complicatedplans for the festival,

but there has been agreat deal of interest

in the eventand Gay is ‘‘justpleased’’ it

can stillgoahead as a‘‘mini festival’,

albeitunder isolation restrictions.

The three­day festival will include live

concert performances at Donegal House,

streetperformers in the Kaikoura central

business district, music workshops in the

Kaikoura Memorial Hall, with masterof

ceremonies Sally Lane.

Although the Covid­19 isolation

restrictionswill meanasmaller crowd

than Gay had initially hoped would attend

the festival, she is hopingthat it will prove

popular and eventually becomeanannual

event in the town.

More detailsabout the festival can be

found on the Kaikoura Ukefest2021 page

on Facebook.

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20 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Covid can’tstop birthday

The fourthanniversary of

Kaiapoi’s Food Forest was

marked withacommunity

day under strictsocial

distancing, according to

Covid­19 Alert Level 2

restrictions.

People lined up at the

gatesat9am waiting to get

into the garden before the

celebrations beganat

10.30am on Saturday.

‘‘We had to be so careful

to keep visitors to the 100

allowed in an open space

underLevel 2

restrictions,’’ Kaiapoi

Food Forest chairperson

BrentCairns said.

‘‘There were onlya

relatively small number of

stalls because of the Covid

restrictions, but they were

popular and all the plants

we had for sale sold really

quickly. It hasbeen a

lovely day.’’

The food forest was

established as the

Waimakariri district’s first

community­led

regeneration projects,

following the 2010 and

2011 earthquakes, opening

in September 2017.

Food with adifference ...

Inga, who is originally

from Russia but now lives

in New Brighton, brought

an edible weeds stall to the

fourth anniversary

celebrations at the Kaiapoi

Food Forest on Saturday.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

WaiYouth cancels party

WaiYouth’s All Night Party is thelatest

casualty of Covid­19.

The WaiYouth teamhas decided to

cancel its6th annual All Night Party,

scheduled for Friday, October 1, due to

uncertainty around alertlevels.

‘‘This was adifficult decision as they

really love organising this iconic

annual event, which eachyear has

attractedaround200 young people

from our district,’’ Waimakariri

DistrictCouncil youthdevelopment

facilitator Emily Belton says.

The eventhas attractedyouthfrom

all over the Waimakaririand Hurunui

districts in recent years.

Despite the disappointment,

WaiYouth has already begun

discussing ‘‘what’s next?’’

‘‘They are planningtoorganisea

couple of smaller events this year that

support both young people andthe

widercommunity,’’ Emily says.

‘‘Rather than resting on their laurels,

WaiYouth has used this short hiatusto

reframe theirpriorities,focusing on

makingadifference.’’

WaiYouth had already begun

collaborating with localenvironmental

groupsand othercommunity

initiatives, including plantings,

helping with the recent Ashley

Rakahuriri Riverclean­upand helping

out at last month’sMainpower Stadium

opening.

‘‘We are reallyproudofthis group of

young people ­theirresilience,

dedication and agility to adapttothe

challenging environment thatweare

currentlyliving in,’’ Emily says.

WaiYouth has also confirmedthat All

Night Party will be back in 2022, so

watchthis space.

To keepuptodate, follow WaiYouth

on Facebook and Instagram. WaiYouth

also hasawebsite waiyouth.nz.

Kaiapoi garden workshop

Aworkshop on how to start avegetable

garden is being held at the Kaiapoi

Community Garden this Saturday

(September 25).

‘‘It is an annual event held at the

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North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Look out for returning shearwater birds

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura’s iconic Hutton’s

shearwater birds have begun

returning home.

The annual return means

residents are once again being

asked to keep an eye for their

feathered friends.

The Hutton’s shearwater/titi

live in two colonies in the

Kaikoura mountains (the

Kowhai River and the Puhi

Peaks Nature Reserve) and one

on the peninsula, with the adult

seabirds returning home each

spring for nesting, then flying

out each autumn for their

winter feeding grounds.

Adults and young birds

(fledglings) can easily ‘‘crash

land’’ in and around Kaikoura

because of artificial lighting at

night.

Road users should approach

any dark shapes on the road

with care.

Birds can also gather in big

groups (known as rafts) when

feeding, so boaties should also

take care.

Hutton’s Shearwater

Charitable Trust chairperson

Ted Howard says there are

good numbers of birds in the

peninsula colony, with 37

burrows occupied.

‘‘They’re doing well.

‘‘They’re not laying yet, but

they’re getting ready which is

good.

‘‘I suspect the birds up in the

Kowhai will be struggling abit

with the snow.’’

The 2016 earthquake had a

Royal approval ... Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust chairperson

Ted Howard introduces Prince Charles to aHutton’s shearwater chick

during the Royal Visit to Kaikoura in 2019.

PHOTOS: FILE

devastating effect on the

Kowhai colony, with birds

nesting in their burrows at the

time of the quake.

But with returning birds, the

numbers seem to have bounced

back reasonably well despite

the ongoing threats posed by

predators, Mr Howard says.

Aferal cat(s) is thought to

have been troubling the

Kowhai colony recently,

despite it being 4500 feet above

sea level.

‘‘I wasn’t able to trap it, but

we pick it on image sensoring,’’

Mr Howard says.

The peninsula colony has had

some issues of its own with a

mouse infestation.

‘‘We’ve had to go and secure

the mouse proof meshing and

now we’ve got to eradicate the

mice,’’ he says.

‘‘I suspect there’s still a

couple of hundred mice there.

‘‘If they get good feed they

can build up high numbers and

21

Homeward journey ... Hutton’s shearwater birds are returning home

to Kaikoura for nesting.

then they eat all their food, so

they go after the chicks.’’

Anyone who finds alost

Hutton’s shearwater should

place the bird in anon­airtight

container or cardboard box and

be delivered to Encounter

Kaikoura at 96 Esplanade

between 7.30am and 4pm.

It will not need food or water

and should not be handled

more than necessary and keep

it in aquiet, dry and cool place

overnight.

Agrounded shearwater may

appear clumsy on land, unable

to take­off or walk, but this is

normal.

If the bird has any signs of

injury, eyes shutting or an

inability to maintain balance

when sitting, it will need to be

picked up.

Call the Department of

Conservation on 0800 362468 or

the Hutton’s Shearwater

Charitable Trust on (021)

0491486.

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Theshowmust go on,even ifithas to be

delayed untilNovember.

Covid­19has disruptedtheannual48

Hours in Kaikoura photography

competition, delayingthe judging and

forcingthe exhibitiontobepostponed

until November.

Organiser Neroli Goldsays judging was

finallycompletedlastFriday,after it was

delayed duetothe lockdown.

‘‘Wehad the least number of entries

ever,but the quality was extremely high

so judgingtookmuchlongerthannormal.

‘‘Iamreleasingthenames of the

winners to theentrants,but Iamgoingto

askthemtokeeptheirimagesoffline

until the exhibition to help drivevisitors

to theevent.’’

This year’soverall winner is John Vasta

forhis photo TheDucks Deluxe,which

also wonthe nature /wildlife category.

John Vastaalsowon theland/seascape

category withhis photo Beach Hideaway

Other winners included HollySouth

(11) in thejunior category forher photo

Hapuku,ZoeBattersby for That’s

Amusing in theportrait /peoplecategory,

Marc Angelo’sphoto 10,000Light Years

From Home won thethe dark skycategory

andZarahGreen’s photo Inarush? Stop

andadmire the beauty won the open

category.

Kaikoura’s MayfairArts andCulture

Centre is unable to host theexhibition

this month due to Alert Level2

restrictionsand with anexhibition

already plannedfor October, the48

Hours in Kaikoura exhibitionwill nowbe

heldfrom November 20 to December 4.

The Mayfair centre will be open to the

public dailyfrom10amTuesday to

Sundayfor the duration of theexhibition.

Results:

Junior:

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South (11) RockyRoad 2, HollySouth (11)

MellowYellow 3, TaylorHeger (11) Shards

of Memories andIsla Heger (11) Iwonder

where they are going? highly commended.

Portrait or people:

ZoeBattersby That’sAmusing 1, Nyree

Alexander Areweready yet? 2,Zarah

Green Riding the wave 3, Linley

Earnshaw TheSelfie highlycommended.

Nature /wildlife:

John Vasta TheDucks Deluxe 1, Robyn

Hay PlayingBefore theStorm 2, Zarah

Green Majestic gulls 3­equal, Kristen

Kinny Let it show 3­equal, Rhonda South

Throughthe Trees andZarah Green

Buriedtreasure highlycommended.

Land or seascape:

John Vasta BeachHideaway 1, Marc

Angelo Sunrise over Kaikoura 2,Linley

Earnshaw Dawn 3, Zarah Green Kaikoura

bynight highlycommended.

Dark sky:

Marc Angelo 10,000Light Years from

Home 1,ZarahGreen Space Kiwiover

Kaikoura 2, NyreeAlexander Star Sailing

3, Marc Angelo Jimmy ArmersBeachby

Night highlycommended.

Open:

ZarahGreen Inarush? Stop and admire

the beauty 1,SusanneDunnet GoneViral

2, Nyree Alexander Heather Honeymoon

the WeddingCow 3,RhondaSouth Marine

Chart highly commended.

OverallWinner:

John Vasta TheDucks Deluxe.

NEWS

North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

23

Cans for food banks

By LOUISE LEITCH

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NorthCanterbury duringlockdown has

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Canterbury and the Community Wellbeing

NorthCanterbury Trust to helplocal

families struggling to put foodonthe table.

Bayleys North Canterbury property

consultantJan McCormick says winteris

especially tough for some families, so the

food drive was originally planned for

August.

‘‘Buthearing of the increased needinour

community, we decided to extend the

collection date to helpmore families across

the Hurunuiand Waimakariri,’’she says.

Community Wellbeing NorthCanterbury

Trustmanager Deirdre Ryansays demand

for food has beensohigh thatsome North

Canterbury food banks wereliterallyout of

food during lockdown.

‘‘Thankstogenerouscommunity

donations to Cans for aCause prior to

lockdown, we were able to respond quickly

to help these foodbanks replenish their

supplies and get foodout to families in

urgent need,’’ she says.

Anumber of primary schoolsinNorth

Canterbury are supportingCans for a

Causewith events such as crazy headress

day, sausage sizzles,mufti days or a

wellbeing afternoon.

This yearBayleys North Canterbury

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All participatingprimaryschools will go

Cans for cause ... Roger Hornblow, of the

Hurunui District Council community team,

accepts adelivery of food from Community

Wellbeing North Canterbury to deliver to

Hurunui food banks.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

NC services step up in uncertain times

By DAVID HILL

25

Local mental health advocates are

seeking to normalise ‘‘health­seeking

behaviour’’.

As they look ahead to Mental Health

Awareness Week next week, September

27 to October 3, the partners of

Waimakariri’s Wailife Suicide

Prevention Action Group want to help

people find the tools to better mental

wellbeing.

Waimakariri District Council safe

community facilitator Nicola Trolove

says local organisations are keen to

showcase what services are available in

North Canterbury to support the

community through the uncertainty of

Covid­19.

‘‘There’s alot of negative messaging

out there and people are busy beavering

away to offer that support.

‘‘We want people to know that support

is available and our partners are keen to

make themselves more accessible and to

normalise health­seeking behaviour.

‘‘It’s about putting aface on service

providers, because sometimes it’s easier

to access help if you are familiar with

them.’’

The Wailife Suicide Prevention Action

Group is running asocial media

campaign to coincide with Mental Health

Awareness Week, offering people tools

around taking action for their own health

and wellbeing and where to find support.

Nicola says the Mental Health

Foundation’s ‘‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’’,

of connect, be active, keep learning, give

and take notice, and the Maori holistic

health model Te Whare Tapu Wha

provide agood basis for improving your

wellbeing.

‘‘North Canterbury is amazing for the

services we have and how they all work in

together.

‘‘Sometimes it’s hard to find the right

Nicola Trolove

help, but the message is you’ve got to

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‘‘We want our community to see a

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of people who are working together.’’

Local services include: Comcare Trust,

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If you believe someone may be at risk

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Seek support ... Local groups are promoting ‘health­seeking behaviour’ for Mental Health

Awareness Week.

PHOTO: FILE

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26 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Be kind to yourself says advocate

By DAVID HILL

ARangiora­based mental

health advocate is

encouraging people to be

kind to themselves in atime

of uncertainty.

Next week(September 27

to October 3) is Mental

Health Awareness Week

andDepression Support

Network facilitator Bryon

Cope says the week is

opportunity for peopletake

stock of where they are at as

we waitfor morecertainty

around Covid­19 alert

levels.

‘‘For me every day is

mental health awareness

week when I’m working,’’ he

says.

‘‘Iguess for me it’s around

just rememberingtobe

gentletoyourself and think

about what’s important to

you.’’

TheMentalHealth

Foundation’s‘‘Five Waysto

Wellbeing’’, of connect, be

active, keep learning,give

andtake notice, provide a

good basis for ahealthy life.

Bryon encouragespeople

to make surethey are eating

andsleeping well,getting

plenty of exerciseand good

communication is

important.

‘‘It’s about goingback to

thebasics,ifyou are

struggling to think about

what you like doing.

‘‘Ithink we can losesight

of what makesusfeel real.

Whether it’s reading abook,

getting you hands into soil

or doing apuzzle, you just

need to get backtowhat you

feel happy doing.

‘‘Duetothe dominant

narrative, we thinkwehave

to do bigthings to change

our world, but it’s just about

getting back to whatfeeds

our soul.’’

Some times ‘‘doing

nothing’’ canbejust as

important for your

wellbeing as accomplishing

goals.

Drawing on the Olympic

Gamesand the Paralympics

whichwere recentlyonour

television screens, Bryon

says eliteathletes ‘‘do not

trainatthe same intensity

everyday’’ and the same

applies to us.

As one commentator said

during the Olympic Games,

rest is an undervalued, but

important partof

preparation.

Beingkind to yourself

doesn’t necessarily mean

giving up your habits in

favour of being healthy,

Bryonsays.

‘‘When it comesto

drinking, it may meanone

beer as opposed to five, or

instead of buyingadozen,

buy asix­packand put two

in the fridgeatatime.

‘‘People thinkit’s all or

nothing, but it doesn’t need

to be.’’

If you havenot been to the

doctor in awhile, now is a

Be kind ... Bryon Cope has some mental health tips.

goodtime for acheck up, he

says.

And with anxiety around

the Covid­19 vaccine, Bryon

saysseek advice.

‘‘Ifyou are OK with it, do

it, and if youare

uncomfortable do your

researchand seek advise

fromyour GP.’’

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Springisalso atime to

reset,hesays.

‘‘It’scominginto spring,

it’s not 12 months of the

year and nor is our mental

health, it goes through

changes too.

‘‘It’sabout whatyou feel

comfortabledoing at the

level you are at.’’

SPORTS RESULTS

Sailing

An easterly wind maderacing funatthe

Pleasant Point YachtClub’101st season

openingheldlastSaturday at South

Brighton.

About50members and guests joined in

the opening ceremony before 17 crewsand

theiryachts tackled theblustery conditions

in an assortment of multi­hulls,trailer,

sunburst and sailqube yachts.

Club official Nigel Humphrey said itwas

agreatturnout forthe startofthe season as

the yachtstooktheir turn at lining up for

the Mark Foy handicap formatted race,

wherethe slowest starts first forthe hour

andahalf racearound the estuaryatSouth

Brighton.

In the multi­hullrace for the Eric Orange

trophy,Ian Douglas andSimonThompson

won aboard Iznerz,aWetatrimaran, from

James Cains in Neva Weta, while in thePet

CupNoémiGulliver andGraeme Hore

werefirstaboardTafua(Sunburstclass).

In theNinaMandertrophy Dan

O’Sullivan in Humbug (Firebug) was first

from Arthur MahoninAphid (Firebug).

AmberleyGolf Club

Women’s championship: BPettigrew

beatSLee,JBrownbtAWilshire, J

Cumming bt BScott,SPratt bt JYates.

WomenLGU: SPratt61, KPercy 71, L

Robertson 71. Men: BYates 70, GSmith 71,

RWilshire 73,GDunlop 73, BMills74, R

Hornblow74, SDalkie 74, BFitzgerald 74.

MidWeek Men: KRayner 42,JWigley 39, D

Smith 37,SJohns37. MidWeekWomen: S

Pratt 65, JBrown70, BPettigrew 71, K

Percy71. 9­Holers: OPatchett22, HKemp

20,LEdwards20.

Waimakariri Gorge Women’sGolf

ThirdChampionship Qualifying

18­Holes:Silver:N.Weavers, 88, 1.

Intermediate: LPatton92, 1;JBlatch 97,L

Steele, 97,equal 2; LSmith98, 3. Junior: S

Gillespie, 110,1;KBush,112, 2; PRivers,

114,3.9Holes: VMcKenzie, 59,RRoy, 59

equal1;VMcKenzie 59, RRoy 59 equal 2;

JDeans60, 3.


NEWS

North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

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Out and about in North Canterbury

The waiting game ... Fishing and whitebaiting was in full swing at the Waimakariri River mouth at Kairaki Beach, near Kaiapoi.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Busking ... Willie McArthur, of Oxford, performs

at the Amberley Farmers Market.

Helping to create aforest ... Waimakariri District Council

community projects officer Mike Kwant was on duty during

the Honda Forest community planting day in Kaiapoi on

Saturday.

Keeping watch ... Seagulls wait for the spoils at the

Waimakariri River mouth at Kairaki Beach, near Kaiapoi.

Father and son ... Chris Blanchett (right) and his son Kanye, both of

Christchurch, were out at the Waimakariri River mouth at Kairaki Beach,

near Kaiapoi, last Saturday.

Out on the water ... Waimakariri Sailing Club juniors and seniors race on the Waimakariri River mouth

on Saturday.


NEWS

28 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Record real estate prices in Waimakariri

The latest lockdown has done

little to dampen confidence in

the region’s housing market.

The Real Estate Institute

(REINZ) says median house

prices in Canterbury set anew

record of $619,000 in August, up

24.3 percent from $498,000 in

August 2020.

Waimakariri District

($645,000), Kaikoura District

($675,000) and Christchurch City

($650,000) all reached record

median prices.

‘‘Canterbury is experiencing a

low level of stock down 49.6%

annually. These low levels of

stock have meant that

competition has remained high

for available properties, and

these are selling quick,’’ REINZ

chief executive Jen Baird says.

‘‘Canterbury saw the lowest

median days to sell aproperty

for an August month since 2013,

at just 28 days.

‘‘Before the Level 4lockdown,

listings were starting to increase

heading into spring, but the

lockdown slowed things down

and as aresult, new listings are

down 35.5% when compared to

August last year.’’

Auctions continued online

throughout the lockdown and

August saw Canterbury sell 28%

of properties by auction up from

13.8% in August last year.

Canterbury saw anew record

on the REINZ House Price

Index of 3492 up 31.2% annually,

Ms Baird says.

‘‘People are remaining

optimistic that if alert levels

continue to ease, activity should

increase and recover from the

lockdown promptly. The impacts

of the lockdown are expected to

be felt throughout the coming

weeks, easing as more

properties come to the market.’’

The Real Estate Institute's

house price index, which

measures the changing value of

property in the market, rose

31.1% nationally in the year

ended August to 4012.

The national median house

price rose aseasonally adjusted

25.5% in the past 12 months to

$850,000. The national median

price excluding Auckland was

$700,000, a22.8% increase on a

year ago.

This latest lockdown has not

dampened demand for, or

confidence in, the housing

market as we saw in early 2020,’’

Ms Baird says.

The number of properties sold

in August fell by 26.5% when

compared to the same time last

year, reflecting the effect of the

reintroduction of lockdown

restrictions.

At the same time the number

of properties available for sale

fell by close to athird in the past

12 months to 12,259, the lowest

level of inventory ever recorded.

‘‘We have heard from across

the industry that prices

achieved on sales completed in

the early part of this lockdown

continue to illustrate an ongoing

excess of demand over supply

and prices are still rising,’’ Ms

Baird says.

But she expected more

properties would soon come to

market.

‘‘It is this time of year that

For sale ... House prices are continuing to break records.

people start to prepare their

property for the usual increase

in spring sales activity, and it is

expected that this will be

stronger this year as listing is

delayed as aresult of lockdown.

‘‘We understand that vendors

have been preparing their

properties for market, to list

once we reach alower alert level

­weexpect to see the result of

this in our September data,’’ Ms

Baird says.

The median number of days to

sell aproperty fell three days to

30 days.

August saw 26% of all

properties sold via auction, the

highest percentage ever

recorded.

‘‘Conducting an auction is a

great way to understand the

value of aproperty in afastmoving

market, and even with

PHOTO: FILE

August being in Alert Level 4

lockdown for half the month,

auctions still made up more than

aquarter of all sales.’’

Property prices hit new

median highs in four out of 16

regions, including Canterbury,

Auckland, Waikato and

Manawatu­Whanganui. The

median house price in Auckland

is $1.2 million compared to

$949,500 in August 2020.

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30 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Increasing clover content

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Harvest time ... There is plenty to consider with amaize crop.

PHOTO: FILE

Better maize results

The Foundation for Arable Research

(FAR) is expanding its research into

the use of cover crops, following maize

grain harvest, with anew cover crop

research strategy.

The strategy encompasses cover

crop economics and how they can

contribute to improving production

resilience and beneficial

environmental outcomes in maize

grain systems.

FAR maize researcher David

Densley said cover crops for maize

grain required quite adifferent

approach to cover crops for maize

silage.

‘‘In maize silage, the function of a

cover crop is mostly undertaken by

annual ryegrass, which is sown

immediately following harvest.

‘‘With maize grain crops,

establishment is not so easy. Many

maize grain crops are not harvested

until the end of April, or later, atiming

which can make cover crop

establishment tricky, and the amount

of crop residue remaining following

grain harvest presents another

establishment challenge.

‘‘Land that is being used to grow

maize for grain has been identified as

‘high risk’ for soil sediment and

nitrogen loss over winter, so it’s

important to look for ways to

incorporate cover crops into maize

grain systems to help reduce these

risks.’’

Cover crops can provide numerous

benefits to maize and other farming

systems.

These include nutrient management

­legumes, such as faba beans or

clovers, fix nitrogen as they grow and

after cover crop termination, this

nitrogen becomes available for use by

future crops.

On the other side of the scale, nonleguminous

cover crops can ‘‘mop up’’

nutrients left over from the previous

crop, reducing the potential of nutrient

losses through the soil profile.

Cover crops help hold soil in place,

protecting it from wind and rain

erosion and can contribute to soil

organic matter, which helps to improve

soil structure, water infiltration, and

water­holding and nutrient­supply

capacity.

Non­grass cover crops can

contribute additional soil microbial

biodiversity where maize grain is

grown in amonoculture system.

Cover crop roots can help to break up

compacted soil layers, while the plants

themselves can reduce the impact of

heavy rains.

Cover crop residues increase water

infiltration and limit soil water

evaporation, helping to reduce

moisture stress in the following crop

during drought conditions.

Weed suppression is something else

to consider, with cover crops reducing

weed germination and growth during

winter and spring, while some can also

have an allelopathic effect on weeds.

Some cover crops can be grazed

provided care is taken with the grazing

programme or conserved as silage

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North Canterbury’s contractors are looking

forward to some sunshine.

Contractorsspoken to by North

CanterburyNews say the new season

promises to be aproductive one, provided

the weatherplaysits part.

After the drought conditions in recent

years,anabundance of winterrain has

recharged groundwater and provided the

moisture needed for spring growth.

Elmwood Ag owner Bill Mason says the

cool, early spring weather meansthe new

seasonisslow gettingunderway.

‘‘We’re slowly getting into cultivationand

drilling and we usually get into baleage in

late SeptemberorearlyOctober.

‘‘Its lookinglike it (the baleage) will be a

bit later this year, butitshould be apretty

good season withall the moisture we’ve

had. We just need the heat and we will be

right.’’

Elmwood Ag services farmers in the

Waimakariri district and expects to get into

makinghay aroundChristmas time,and

sowingwinter crops in between.

Asmalloperator,MrMason brings in a

coupleofcasualstaff to help him get

throughthe busy period.

At this time of year Sanders Contracting

owner Stuart Sandersdoes some

earthmovingwork to keep him busy until

the baleage is readytocut.

‘‘It is lookinggood at present with the

rain we’ve had, as long as we get some good

rain later on and some sun. Everything is

starting to move, we just need mother

nature to do its bit for us.

‘‘I don’tthinkthere’smuch surplus

baleageorsilage around, so farmers will

need to start building that up again.’’

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Mr Sanders doesn’texpect to do much

baleageuntil nextmonth, but if there’s

plenty of moisturesome farmers will get a

second cut in the New Year.

‘‘It’s looking good at present withplenty

of ground moisture. The late winter rains

made things abit wet,but we’re definitely

not complaining.’’

Fletcher Farmsowner Nigel Fletcher

has asheep, beefand cropping farm at

Waikariaswell as his contracting business,

and says‘‘as long as the grass grows’’ it will

be agood season.

‘‘From afarming perspectiveit’s been a

bit of abattle so we needwarmth,and as far

as hay and baleage goes, there’s nothing left

locally.

‘‘Everything that’s going to be available is

going to be madeover the next few

months.’’

RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

PHOTO: FILE

At this time of year Mr Fletcher and his

team are starting to plantcerealcrops,

spring barley and summercrops like

brassicasand kale,and doingthe

maintenance on the balersand wrappers in

the shed readyfor the new season.

Fletcher Farms serves farmers in

Waikari, Hawarden,Waipara and Scargill,

makingbaleagefrommid­October, and hay

and combine harvesting in the NewYear,

beforeautumnsowing.

Mr Fletcher has managed to retainsome

staff over the winterand expects to have his

usual team of workers back over the

summer.

‘‘We probably need to get another truck

driver, but otherwiseweare prettywell

lined up. We don’t rely on overseas

workers, we employmostly locals and

kiwis.’’

Lecturer finds novel way to help farmers

Farmers can improve their decisionmaking

skills without having to stop

milking.

Lincoln University honorary

associate professor Peter Nuthall has

released an audiobook, The Intuitive

Farmer,which is written in an

innovative novel­style and tells the

fictional story of group of farmers

meeting to improve their intuitive

decision­making skills.

It is based on actual data collected

from hundreds of farmers.

Each chapter addresses adifferent

issue affecting farmers, such as risk

management, benchmarking,

budgeting, planning, negotiation skills,

active listening and farm ownership.

By the end of the novel, the listener

will have absorbed important farm

management principles and practices

through the activities and findings of

the group, Dr Nuthall says.

Improved intuitive skill requires

farmers to constantly and objectively

self­critique their decisions so that

slowly, the appropriate approach

becomes second nature as part of their

kit of intuitive tools, he says.

The book is described as the first of

its kind to be applied to agricultural

management practices, providing a

source for farmers, agricultural and

farm management students, and people

involved in agricultural industries.

An Amazon review described The

Intuitive Farmer as an innovative and

useful resource for farmers.

‘‘Having the author appear as a

character in the book is anice bonus, as

it gives the reader arare chance to get

an insider’s view on the personal and

professional life of aresearcher,’’ the

reviewer wrote.

Dr Nuthall’s next book in the farm

management series is called The

Decisive Farmer and will be published

before Christmas by the

Professor Peter Nuthall

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(CABI).

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Feed those twin lamb ewes

Strong lamb prices are an added

incentive for farmers to maximise preweaning

growth rates this season.

Beef +Lamb New Zealand facilitator

and farm systems scientist Dr Tom

Fraser says ewes need amassive amount

of feed in early lactation to provide

adequate milk for their lambs while

maintaining or recovering body

condition.

In week six aewe feeding twins

requires more 4.27kg of dry matter per

day, reducing to 3.84kg of dry matter a

day by week nine.

Dr Fraser says this means they should

be running on to pasture covers of 1300kg

to 1400kg of dry matter per hectare.

‘‘If pastures covers are too low, she

physically cannot take enough food in.’’

North Canterbury farmers Tom and

James Maxwell mob­up set­stocked ewes

and lambs into small mobs of around 200

ewes as soon as they have finished

lambing and rotate them around six or

seven paddocks, moving them every two

to three days.

This means both lambs and ewes are

getting the pick of the best possible feed.

‘‘Don’t try to clean up paddocks at that

time of year,’’ the pair say.

The pair admit it is alot of work, as

many mobs will have been shifted over 25

times before weaning, but they believe it

is well worth the effort.

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subterranean clover endemic in their

hill country pastures to drive preweaning

growth rates.

This means actively managing the sub

clover to allow it to set seed in late­spring

and early summer and not grazing it too

hard.

They also found apre­weaning drench

made abig difference to lamb weaning

weights.

Farm consultant Jansen Travis says

farmers often fall down in that late

lactation period by not having the highquality

feed lambs need.

‘‘In the early phases, pre­tailing,

quantity is the issue, but after tailing it’s

about quality,’’ he says.

He says high­legume systems, or where

legumes have been introduced, hold

their quality and this is reflected in lamb

performance.

Country of origin ... NZPork wants country of origin labelling now.

PHOTO:NZPORK

Label delay frustrates

New Zealand’s porksectoris

disappointed ‘‘countryoforigin’’

labellinghas been delayedagain.

The Governmenthas announcedthe

regulations covering fresh and chilled

food,including pork and curedpork have

been delayed for three monthsuntil

February 2022.

‘‘We wereeagerlyawaiting these

regulations to come into force in

November,’’ NZPork chief executive

DavidBaines says.

‘‘Without theseregulations, imported

pork can be ‘hidden’ in ham and bacon

processedinNew Zealand underalabel

‘MadeinNew Zealand’.’’

Research by NZPork indicates many

consumers are surprised when they

learnpork in these products may be

imported fromanumber of countries.

‘‘That’swhy thisthree month delayis

hugely frustratingfor our New Zealand

farmers when cheaper pork imports, that

don’thavetomeetNew Zealand’s high

welfare or environmental standards, can

be presented to consumers without clear

labelling,’’MrBainessays.

‘‘While we appreciatethe delayisdue

to the disruptionand uncertainty caused

to business by there­emergenceof

Covid­19, we are particularly

disappointed that the regulationswill

notbeinplace for the Christmas period

like we expected.

‘‘Despite theregulatory delay, NZPork

will still be encouraging consumers to

look on the label and ask retailers for

NewZealand born and raisedpork,

especially goinginto theChristmas ham

season.’’

The regulations will enable consumers

to be moreinformed as to where their

food is being imported from and what

pork is New Zealand born and raised, Mr

Baines says.

NZPorkremains concerned the

regulations are not comprehensive

becausethey will not apply to all

imported pork, he says.

‘‘The regulations willonly cover fresh,

chilledpork and curedpork.

‘‘Pork processed in otherways will not

have to be labelled.

‘‘That means imported porkwouldbe

labelled withits countryoforigin if

presentedas‘fresh’ (chilled), whilethe

same product,ifmarinated or infused,

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North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

35

Popular spot ... The Kaiapoi Food Forest attracts lots of visitors.

PHOTO: FILE

Creating afood forest

By SHELLEY TOPP

Home gardeners with arelatively small

area of land can create abountiful food

forest, the designer of Kaiapoi's Food

Forest says.

‘‘A food forest can be established on an

area of less than six metres square and

the layers fill all the potential growing

spaces which allows you to grow far more

in any given area than you would in a

traditional garden,’’ says Brent Cairns.

‘‘You start by killing the grass where

the food forest will be established, to

build the soil.’’

Then put layers of cardboard or

newspaper —not glossy as it is toxic— on

the grass, then apply athick layer (at

least 300mm) of mulch, which ideally

includes leaf litter to speed up the mulch

breakdown.

Layers are then created to form the

food forest structure, beginning with the

canopy which includes taller fruit or nut

trees, followed by six other layers of

vegetation underneath them. ‘‘Choose a

fruit that you like, apples, pears,

apricots, plums, peaches etc and plant

the tree (choose from hardy heritage

varieties) in the centre of where you want

to create your food forest,’’ Brent says.

The main fruit tree can be planted first

or by digging through the mulch into the

soil below, but care must be taken to keep

the mulch 300mm away from the trunk

and ensure grafts are not covered,

otherwise the mulch will rot the trunk

and kill the tree.

Choose asmaller fruit tree (semi­dwarf

apricot or nectarine etc) for the second

layer of the canopy —acitrus tree or a

small nut tree like ahazelnut.

Three or four of the smaller trees can

go in this layer, depending on what space

and light is available.

‘‘We also plant Kowhai and Kakabeaks

in this layer to provide nitrogen to the

other trees and plants,’’ Brent says.

For the third layer berries such as

currants and raspberries are planted,

while in the fourth layer perennial

vegetables and herbs such as asparagus,

rhubarb, globe artichokes, chives and

coriander are planted alongside flowers

that will attract bees, and are also edible,

such as nasturtiums, rosemary and

borage while the fifth layer can include

strawberries, pumpkins, kamokamo and

other varieties of squash.

‘‘The idea is to cover the garden with

an abundance of plants. If you don’t do it,

nature will fill the space with weeds,’’

Brent says.

Root crops, such as turnips, carrots

parsnips and beetroots fill the sixth layer

and climbers, including peas and beans

which will climb up trees or on frames

make up the bottom layer.

Annuals like lettuces, can be used to

fill gaps on the food forest floor along

with brassicas such as cauliflowers and

Brussels sprouts.

‘‘We also plant garlic and onions as

food but they also ward away pests,’’

Brent says.

To learn more about food forests go to

kai.net.nz or visit the Kaiapoi Food

Forest on Cass St in Kaiapoi.

Leithfield Garden Tour

AGarden Tour in Leithfieldon

Saturday, October 23, and Sunday,

October 24, will raise funds for the

historic Leithfield Library.

Atotal of 17 gardens will be open to

the public from 10am to 4pm, and

therewill be opportunities to visit

artists’ studios,view free

demonstrations,discover hidden

gems and old homesteads,and

indulge at local eateries.

Tickets are $25 an adult, $15 for

seniors, with kidsunder­15 free.

Tickets are availablefromOderings,

Barrington;Sally Macs, Amberley;

Woodend Nursery,Ouruhia Nursery,

Pukeko Junction Gallery, Mobil

Amberley and TerraViva.

BotanicalExpo

An expo and rare plant fair on

October 9(postponement October

23), will be heldatBroadfield

Garden, 250 SelwynRoad, from 10am

to 4.30pm.

The event replaces the planned

BotanicalExpo in the LincolnEvents

Centre, which was postponed earlier

this month.

The outdoor event, run by the New

Zealand AlpineGarden Society, will

feature floral design, alpine and

woodland plants, demonstrations,

music and food. $10 entry.

Rangiora Museum

The next meeting of the Rangiora

Museumwill be held on Tuesday,

September30.

Roger Pearson will speak about Eric

Armstrong, who once worked for GW

Pearsons, and also the Rangiora

CountyCouncil.

All welcome to attend at the museum

at 29 GoodStreet from 7.30pm.

Supperwill be served.Adonation

from non­members is requested.


What’s happening in your

community…

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

Waimakariri Proposed District Plan now

out for Feedback

Waimakariri District’s Proposed District Plan –a

planning document which shapes development and

growth for the next 10 years –isout for feedback.

The District Plan is the ‘rule book’ that manages

how people use, subdivide and develop land,

including what and where they can build, and what

kind of activities they can undertake.

It looks aer aspects such as cultural value,

heritage, the natural environment and biodiversity,

and ensures the District retains its unique

characteristics for future generations.

Mayor Dan Gordon says staff undertaking the

review have been actively listening to residents

and incorporating their aspirations into the

proposed plan.

“We’re one of the fastest growing areas in New

Zealand and expect up to 15,000 houses may be

needed to accommodate our population which will

near 100,000 over the next 30 years.

“Because of this there are some changes the

community have asked the Council to make to

ensure the District continues to grow inasuitable

and sustainable way.”

The Proposed District Plan specifies new and

expanded areas for development, protects

environmental features, ensures productive use of

farmland by creating two rural zones, and aims to

enable our community to grow inamanaged and

appropriate way.

We expect that the Proposed District Plan will

become operative within two years following the

hearings and appeals process. Until then, current

rules apply –except for those with immediate

legal effect.

Residents can view the Proposed District

Plan online, check for any changes that might

affect their property, and provide feedback at

waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Council staff will also be available to answer

questions at the Rangiora Service Centre during

business hours or at a‘Talk to aPlanner’ drop-in

sessions being held around the District.

Feedback closes at 5pm on 26 November 2021.

Scooter Trial Gains Momentum

E-scooters could soon be wheeled out around the

District aer the Council approved asix-month

trial with hire company, Flamingo Scooters.

Flamingo Scooters could soon become acommon

sight in Rangiora, Woodend, Kaiapoi and Pegasus.

The permit is yet tobefinalised, but it’s planned

that around 400 e-scooters will be made available

for hire across Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend and

Pegasus from November until April next year.

To hire aFlamingo scooter, riders will need to

download and open the Flamingo Scooters mobile

app, search the map to locate their nearest scooter

and unlock it by scanning the QR code on the

handlebar. Users will be charged $1 to unlock the

scooter, then 45c per minute of use. Riders will

need to be over the age of 18.

Council staff have already discussed the trial

with Waimakariri Access Group, Age-Friendly

Waimakariri and the Youth Council, their concerns

included the speed of scooters and congestion

on footpaths. In response, the Council have put

safety measures around the trial such as speed

restrictions in busy areas and geo-fenced, no-go

areas such as part of the High Street in Rangiora.

The trial has the support of Waimakariri’s four

community boards.

Flamingo Scooters will be offering Learn to Ride

community events for people who want to learn

how touse the scooters and have aride. An

advertising campaign will also be launched before

the scooters arrive onthe streets to educate the

community about the trial.

Ablocked drain?

New pothole?

Fallen tree?

Waimakariri District Council

Use the free Snap Send Solve app to tell

Waimakariri District Council about it.

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Visit our website to find out more

waimakariri.govt.nz

COASTAL WARNING

SIREN TEST

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 1PM

Civil Defence will be testing the coastal warning

system at 1pm on Monday 27 September.

Sirens are located at The Pines Beach/Kairaki,

Woodend and Waikuku beaches, however depending

on wind conditions, the sound may travel further.

The test message will last for approximately one

minute and depending on how close you are, may be

quite loud.

ABOUT DANGEROUS,

AFFECTED AND

INSANITARYBUILDINGS

The Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary

Buildings Policy 2016 is under review.

We’ve draed some changes and want to

hear your thoughts.

We welcome your feedback on the dra Policy to

make surewe’re on the right track before it gets

finalised.

Before adecision ismade, we’d like to know

what you think. Share your feedback before

5pm Friday 24 September.

Have your say waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk


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North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

37

Public Notices

Upcoming Council

meetings

The following meetings will be

held in October 2021. All meetings

will be held in the Function Room,

(upstairs) Rangiora Town Hall,

303 High Street, Rangiora, unless

otherwise stated.

Council

Tuesday5October at1pm, Meeting Room1

at theRuataniwhaKaiapoi CivicCentre,

176WilliamsStreet,Kaiapoi.

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Wednesday 6October at 7pm inthe Ohoka

Community Hall, Mill Road, Ohoka.

(The Public Forum section of the agenda

will occur from 7pm to 7.20pm.)

Woodend-Seon Community Board

Monday 11 October at 6pm at the Woodend

Community Centre, School Road, Woodend.

Representation Review Hearing

Tuesday 12October at 9am.

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board

Wednesday 13October at 7pm.

Hearing for Dangerous, Affected and

Insanitary Buildings Policy Review

Thursday 14 October at 9am.

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

Monday 18October at 5pm inthe Hall at the

Tuahiwi School, 206 Tuahiwi Road, Kaiapoi.

Mahi Tahi Joint Development Committee

Tuesday 19October at 9am.

District Planning and

Regulation Committee

Tuesday 19October at 1pm.

Community and Recreation Committee

Tuesday 19October at 4pm.

Utilities and Roading Committee

Tuesday 26October at3:30pm.

To ensure compliance with theCovid-19

restrictions,some of theabovementioned

meetings’ arrangements may change.

Membersofthe public aretherefore

requestedtoconsult theCouncil’swebsite

at waimakariri.govt.nz forthe latest

informationonmeetings.

Allmeetings areopentothe public.

Agendas areavailable twoworking days

priortothe meeting.

Agendas and minutes for meetings

can be found onthe Council's website:

waimakariri.govt.nz

Sarah Nichols

Governance Manager

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Classified or Trades and Services pages!

Ph 313 2840 or Email info@ncnews.co.nztodiscuss your options

Budgeting Services North Canterbury Inc.

Notice ofAGM 2021

Tuesday 28 th September at 4.30pm

War Memorial Hall

1Albert Street, Rangiora

Please RSVP for catering purposes

03 313 3505

servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

2416766

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WOODEND Spring

Flower Show, Saturday 2nd

October 2021, 1 - 4pm.

Woodend Community

Centre, School Road. See

BLOCK 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.

Gardening

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to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 03 312 0668 or

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COMPOST

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made from trees

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Personal

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older and bolder, living on

own, happy and educated,

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lady to enjoy activities and

outings together either

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relationship. Ph/text

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SEMI RETIRED, kind,

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Farming Notices

HUNTERS Looking for

hunting, father & son,

experienced hunters new to

North Canterbury. Keen on

anything from pigs, deer,

goats & hares. Please ph

027 636 3710.

Automotive Services

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exterior repairs, maintenance

& upgrades. Solar,

satellite, awning installations.

Sheetmetal, light

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services. Professional

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Siri Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the issue of an

On Licence in respect of the

premises situated at 4/246

High St, Rangiora known as

Siri Thai Restaurant.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Restaurant.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are:

Tuesday -Sunday 12noon

to 2.00pm, 5.00 -10.00pm.

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 alicence 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 first publication of

this notice.

2419709v1

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

NC Holdings 2016 Limited

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Rangiora for the renewal

of an On Licence in respect

of the premises situated

at 14 Southbrook Road,

Rangiora 7400 known as

The Brook Bar &Eatery.

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 (the 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 renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than a matter specified in

section 131 of the Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the firstpublication of

this notice.

2420288v1

Notice of Annual GeneralMeeting

Noticeishereby given that the

Annual GeneralMeeting of

TAKAHANGA PA TRUST

is to be held at

Takahanga Marae

7TakahangaTerrace,Kaikoura

On Saturday25 th September 2021

at 11.30am

Subject to the covid alert levels this may change.

However we will not advertise again but it will be rolled

over to the third week of the following month.

There will be elections for two Pa Trustees

Maani Stirling

Chairperson

2413641

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

The GOD of the Bible isaGOD of truth and unfailing love,

towards those who seek HIM. “Lead mebyYOUR truth

and teach me, for YOU are the GOD who saves me. All

day longIput my hopeinYOU. Remember, OLORD,YOUR

compassion and unfailing love, which you haveshownfrom

longages past” Psalm 25:5-6.NLT.

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38 North Canterbury News, September 23, 2021

Fees and Charges -Public Consultation

Public Notices

Hurunui District Council is consulting with the community on the proposed fees

andcharges for2021/22.

Theconsultation document canbefound on ourwebsite

www.hurunui.govt.nz/have-your-say/consultations

under ’StatementofProposal -Feesand Charges2021/22’.

Submissionswill be openfromSeptember 20 2021at9am until October 20 2021

at 5pm. These can be madevia thesubmissionprocess below.

Email: submission@hurunui.govt.nz-with the subjectline‘fees and charges’

Post to: HurunuiDistrict Council,POBox 13, Amberley, 7441

Dropinto: HurunuiDistrict Council,66Carters Road,Amberley.

Those who file awritten submission have the option to present their views to

Councilinperson on October 28 2021. Submitterswishing to be heard in person

mustclearlystate this in theirwrittensubmission.

2418771

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE COMMUNITY TRUSTEE

FOR THE KATE VALLEY LANDFILL COMMUNITY TRUST

The Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust is seeking nominations for one community

trusteefrom the Waipara Community Area.

The principal task of this charitable Trust is to distribute funds provided by Transwaste

Canterburyfor purposes thatare beneficial to people whoseprincipal place of residence

is within the contributing area to the Waipara School (the Community Area). This

includes funding community activities or facilities inany location that are capable of

conferring such benefit.

In the event ofmore than one nomination being received, apublic meeting will beheld

in the Waipara Memorial Hall on Monday,15November 2021.Voting willbe openfrom

6:30pm-7:30pm. Avote will take place to elect one trustee who will be appointed for

aterm ofthree years. It will bearequirement ofthose wishing tovote to be present on

the night of this election meeting and to sign aregister statingtheir nameand address in

order that eligibility to votecan be assessed.Noproxy/absentee votes will be accepted.

The existing trustee whose term is expiring isnot precluded from offering themselves

for re-election.

The KateValley Landfill CommunityTrust is made up of threeCommunitytrustees, one

Amberleytrusteeand two Settlor’s trustees.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Any person over the age of 18 whose principal place of residence is within the Waipara

Community Area identifiedonthe plan in the Trust Deed.

Who Can MakeaNomination?

Any person over the age of18whose principal place of residence is within the

Community Area and whose name and address appears on the applicable current

electoral roll.

How Can aNomination Be Made?

Writtennotice in the formof aletterofnominationisrequired. This must:

•Contain the fullname and residential address of the person makingthe nomination,

and thatperson’s date of birth and signature.

•Contain asignedstatementofwillingness toserve as atrustee from the person

nominated, together with his/her full name, date of birth and residential address.

•Becompletein all respectsand be received by The Secretary,Kate Valley Landfill

Community Trust, POBox 96, Amberley 7441 on or beforethe closing date of

Friday, 22October 2021.

More Information

Enquiries canbedirectedto SecretaryKVLCT@gmail.com

Official complaints mustbemade to the Secretary no later than 5days after the

electionresultsannounced.

Acopy of the Kate Valley Landfill CommunityTrust Deed can be requested by phoning

0800 TRANSWASTE (872 679).

2417596

Notice of Annual GeneralMeeting

Notice is hereby given thatthe

Annual GeneralMeetingof

TE RŪNANGA OKAIKOURA LIMITED

is to be held at

Takahanga Marae, Kaikoura

On Saturday 25 th September 2021

at 10.30am

Subject to the covid alert levels this may change.

However we will not advertise again but it will be rolled

over to the third week of the following month.

The business of such meeting shall be as follows;

1. To receive, consider and approve the annual report

of the Company.

2. To receive, consider and approve the annual

financial statements of the Company.

3. To appoint an auditor for the ensuing year who

shall audit the financial accounts of the Company.

4. To consider such other business as may be

accepted by amajority of the members present

with power to vote at such meetings.

Proxy votes will not be valid

Darran Kerei-Keepa

Director

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BOOK FAIR

CANCELLED

FRIDAY 24AND

SATURDAY 25

SEPTEMBER, 2021

The Book Fair planned

to take place at St

Bart’s Church Hall, 23

Cass St, Kaiapoi has

been cancelled due to

Covid 19. We hope that

our next Fair will happen

in February, 2022.

If you have books to

donate please leave

at the church hall or

contact Norman Clark

327 5552 or Ray Maw

327 6404 2419814

THE AGM FOR the

Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare

Group is October 7 at

6.30pm, DOC office,

Cones Road Rangiora. All

welcome. Meeting deferred

if still in level 2.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the

Annual General Meeting of

TE RŪNANGA OKAIKOURA INCORPORATED

is to be held at

Takahanga Marae

7TakahangaTerrace, Kaikoura

On Saturday 25 th September 2021

at 9.30am

Subject to the covidalert levels this may change.

However we will not advertise again but it will be rolled

over to the third week of the following month

The business of such meeting shall be as follows;

1. To receive, consider and approve the annual report

of the Officers.

2. To receive, consider and approve the annual financial

statements from the Treasurer.

3. To appoint an auditor for the ensuing year who shall

audit the financial accounts of the Runanga.

4. To consider such other business as may be accepted

by amajority of the members present with power to

vote at such meetings.

5. There will be aconstitutional change this year on

page 11 section 16, Notices. “Notices of Annual,

Special, Shareholder and Directors Election meetings

called by Rūnanga shall be given (and deemed to

be given) by public notice in those newspapers

circulated within Kaikōura takiwā and no later than

fifteen (15) working days prior to the meeting”.

Proxy votes will not be valid

Hariata Kahu

Chairperson

Situations Vacant

Van Driver Position

At Karanga Mai Young Parents’

College in Kaiapoi, the part-time

van driver position involves working

directly with the School Director and

Van Coordinator to provide areliable

and safe transportservice to and from

school for students and their children.

We are seeking areliable person with

initiative to join our team.

For ajob description

please contact the college on

(03) 327 8386 or email

ypc@kaiapoi.school.nz

School Bus DriversRequired

Would youliketoearnextra income while still

havingmostofyourday free and at the same

time do your community aservice by helping to

provide asafe,highstandardofschooltransport

forour region’schildren.

TorlesseTravelhas positions available forpart

time busdriversinRangiora.

If youhaveaClass 2license, aPassenger

Endorsementand areinterestedindriving on a

part timebasisthenthiscouldbefor you.

Alternatively,ifyou areinterestedinbecoming

abus driver,wecan provide assistance to help

youachieve thecorrect licencing.

If youare interested in this role or wishformore

information, pleasecontact.

manager@torlessetravel.co.nz

Phone: 021 198 7358

2420160

A PAINTER WITH

PASSION! Local painter

with 30 years of quality and

integrity in all aspects of

painting. Phone Mike on

021 0903 8546.

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed,stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

Log Fires

Pellet Fires

Heat Pumps

Sales

Service

Installations

Free Quotes

03 343 1651

472 Blenheim Rd

www.heatstore.co.nz

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

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glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

Trade &Services

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection.

All work insured and guaranteed.

From $70 single

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.

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

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

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

LANDSCAPES

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Cars Wanted

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

2362002

2401953

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

027 216 0000

2225862

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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

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.

JAGUAR E-TYPE

Roadster. Please phone 027

445 9123.

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.

Pets

BIRD FEEDERS

½PRICE -$25 for 10

Plus - DOG BONES

and more

313 0022

2410274MEAT2U.NZ

$$$

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

Wanted To Buy

CLOTHING 1900 –1999.

027 222 2425.

Livestock

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Firewood

FIREWOOD logged -

ready to saw up, 7km from

Rangiora, $10m3. Please

text 027 435 4023.

SPRING SPECIAL Dry

Old Man Pine, $450, 6m2.

Phone 03 312 8726.

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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

2070788

Automotive &Recovery

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

• 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

Computer Repairs

Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

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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

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Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

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Visit now toview the paper online &more!

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• New Builds &Renovations

• Light Commercial /Re-strengthening

• Project Management

• Bathrooms

• Farm Buildings

• House Lifting Re-piling

• Shop Fit Outs

2408831

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

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

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

Builder

Ear Health

Scrap Metal

40+ years experience

027 222 5078

markw.hills@xtra.co.nz

Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

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

1902273

2273277

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

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

2172994

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

2089195v2-4/4-S

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Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D 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

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

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

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

ncn1242200aa

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


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2017 Corolla GX Hatch

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2013CorollaGXHatch

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2015Yaris GX Hatch

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10,995

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2019 Corolla SX Hybrid Sedan

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2015Toyota Ractis

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2016 Corolla GX Sedan

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$

19,995

2015Mazda6GSXSedan

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•Satnav, Cruise, Head Up Display

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$

19,995

2015Corolla GX Hatch

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•Rear Camera &Sensors

•62,000km

$

18,995

2011 HyundaiElantraElite

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Alloys

•Leather,Sunroof

•Camera

$

12,995

2017 Corolla GLXHatch

•1.8L Petrol, Auto, Alloys

•Camera, Bluetooth

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$

23,995

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

$

36,995 27,995

2011 Toyota Avensis Wagon

•2.0L PetrolAuto,

•Alloys, Camera

•Bluetooth, Keyless

$

14,995

2019 CorollaGXHatch

•2.0L Petrol, Auto

•Camera, Bluetooth

•5-Star Safety,only 25,300km

$

26,995

2014 CamryGLSedan

•2.5LPetrolAuto

•Cruise Control, Bluetooth

•7Airbags

$

12,995

2011 Toyota Wish Z

•1.8L PetrolAuto, 6-Seater

•Sunroof,Alloys, Camera

•82,300kms

WAS$15,995

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

$

13,9955

•Bluetooth

WAS$14,995

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX

•2.4LPetrolAuto

• Alloys, Leather

•80,750kms

$ 12,995

2016 HiluxSR5 4x4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Sat Nav

•Cruise &ClimateControl

2019 LandCruiserPrado VX

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Facelift

2019 Peugeot 3008 Active

•1.6L TurboPetrolAuto

2007 Toyota Rav4

$ • Leather, Safety Sense

•Satnav,5-StarSafety

• Safety Sense, Camera,

46,995 $ $

•2.4LPetrolAutoAWD

•Only31,300kms 82,995

$

15,995

• Only 21,300km

36,995

95

$

39,995

995

•Satnav,Camera

•Cruise Control

2019 GX Rav4

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Satnav

•Only8,850kms

2013Toyota AlphardSC

•2.4LPetrolAuto, 7-Seater

•DualElectricDoors

•25,250kms

2016 HiluxSR5Limited2WD

2018NissanNavaraRX4x4

•2.3LTurbo Diesel Manual

•Alloys, Bluetooth

•Only 58,100kms

2018 HiluxSR5 Cruiser

•2.7LTurboDiesel,leather

•18” alloys,Tonneau

•Only 37,250km

2018 HiluxSExtraCab

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Manual

•2WD,Camera

•Only 50,100kms

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$

36,995 •18”Alloys

$

42,995

$

41,995

$ $

•SportsBar &Tonneau.

60,995

34,995

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