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Thursday,October 21,2021 | Issue968 | www.starnews.co.nz

Tickling the ivory to make you smile

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Two young Rangiora students are

sharingtheirmusic to make

people smile.

BrothersEmeric Savry, aged

12, aYear 8student at Rangiora

Borough School,and Yohann,

aged 14, aYear10student at

Rangiora High School, decided

to create aYouTube piano

channel to cheerpeople up

through the topsy turvey Covid­19

times, particularly during

lockdown.

Mum, and music teacher

ChristelleSavry,who has taught

Emeric and Yohann, and their

threesiblings classical piano

sincethey were little,thought it

was agreat lockdown initiative,

and lent ahand to get their

channel up and playing.

Even thought thingsare back to

arelative normality in

CanterburyCovid­wise,she says

the siblings are enjoying

continuing to practice, and

sharing their music.

‘‘They have made anumber of

friends from aroundthe world

already thankstoit,’’ she says.

Christellesays Emeric has put

alot of effort into it, learning and

publishing new songs each week,

as well as creating his own

arrangements.

Yohann, and their 15­year­old

sister Eloise,who is in Year 11 at

Rangiora High School, havealso

started to create their own

channels.

Christellesays there are many

more videos on their channels,

includingsome of the boysdoing

pianoand drum performances

together.

‘‘I would lovefor more people

to enjoy the videos,’’ she says.

Christellehas spent three

hoursevery Satuday and Sunday

for about eight to nine years

teachingher children piano.

‘Yes it is ahuge commitment

and some daysIdid wonder why

Iwas doing this to myself. Then

again, hearing them play all the

time these daysand seeing them

enjoying it so much,isall the

reward Ineed,’’ she says.

Christellesays she loves abusy

life.She wrotecookbooks some

yearsago as ahobby, and today

she is on the board of Swim

Canterbury West Coast, and

works as the GeneralManagerof

Engineering at atech company in

Christchurch.

To listen to Emeric, Yohann

and Eloise, search their names

on YouTube.

Music to make you smile ...

Emeric Savry (front), and his

brother Yohann, are sharing their

music to bring happiness to all in

this Covid­world.

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Vaping to be stubbed out in public places in the Hurunui

Vaping is ano­no in smokefree areasofthe

Hurunui District.

The council’sstrategyand policy

committee has approved adding vaping to

its smokefree strategy.

This followsconsultation with

representativesfrom the CancerSociety

and Canterbury DistrictHealth Board,

and reviewingits strategy to ensure its in

line withthe Smokefree Environments

and Regulated Products (Vaping)

Amendment Act 2020.

TheAct aimstocreateaneducational

tool to encourage and promote smokefree

andvapefreebehaviour in public places,

particularly where children and young

peopleare present. Thisincludes all

council playgrounds, parks and reserves,

swimmingpools, and cemeteries, and

within a10metre radius of the main

entrances of all council libraries, service

centres, community facilitiesand halls,all

indoor areas of council rentalproperties,

all events run by council,and the Hanmer

Springs smokefree and vapefree zone

whichincludes the entire central business

district.

Cr Mary HollowayofHanmer Springs

says the HanmerSpringsCommunity

Boardsupports including vaping in the

smokefree area of the village. She says it

will createbetter awareness around

health, and will certainly meanless

peoplesmoking and vapingwithin the

central business area.

Smokefree and vapefree signage willbe

extendedtoincludethe Waiau Reserve,

theMotunauRecreationReserve, the

Gore Bay Reserve, the OmihiReserve

Playground and the nine council

cemeteries.

Committee chairCrGeoff Shier says it is

areally goodsoft approach to fit in with

thenational message.

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JabberWaka busy on Saturday

By SHELLEY TOPP

Over 1800 peoplewere vaccinated in the

Waimakariri Districtduring the Super

Saturday vaxathon.

It was the busiest North Canterbury

district, with 320 getting the jab in the

HurunuiDistrict, and 140 in Kaikoura.

TheCanterburyDistrict HealthBoard’s

(CDHB) senior officer responsible for the

Covid­19response, Dr HelenSkinner ,says

more than 17,000 Covid­19 vaccinations

were administered in the province last

Saturday.

At the CDHB’s JabberWakapop­up

covid vaccination centre in Kaiapoi,

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon was the

99th personatthe cliniconthe day to be

vaccinated.

He was having his secondvaccineshot

and saidhewas ‘‘really thrilled’’ to see so

many peopleatthe clinic getting

vaccinated.

‘‘If people wanttheir freedom back,

gettingvaccinated is the best way to

achievethat,’’ he said.

The clinic opened at 11am and by

closingtime,at5.30pm on Saturday, 269

vaccinations had been administered with

afurther 120 vaccinationsdone there on

Sunday.

Rapid ReliefTeam (RRT) members

from Rangioraand Christchurch provided

asausagesizzle at the clinic, serving up

more than 500 sausagestopeople who had

been vaccinated during the day, while

nationwide RRT membersprovided more

than 11,500sausages at vaccination clinics.

PlaceMakersKaiapoibranchmanager

ShelleyCapilwas also at the clinic

handingout $100 PlaceMakers gift cards to

people whohad been vaccinated.

Adrian Teika, atradiefrom Kaiapoi, had

his first vaccinationatthe clinicon

Saturday and was pleased to receiveone

of the gift cards fromShelley after his jab.

Shelleysaid PlaceMakers were giving

away $50,000worth of gift cards

nationwide to people who got vaccinated

on Saturday.

Nationally the vaxathonsmashed the

record for the numberofvaccinations in

one day,with 130,000people getting ajab

nationwide.

The previous record was 90,757

vaccinations on August26.

The Director General of Health,Dr

Ashley Bloomfield, thanked the many

people involvedand all those who stepped

up to be vaccinated.

‘‘We take our hats off to the thousandsof

vaccinators, volunteers, DHBand

healthcare staff, community helpers,

logistics teams,delivery people,

Healthline callcentre workers and

everyone elsewho played their part

withoutwhom this result wouldnot have

been possible,’’hesaid.

Saturday’svaxathonresultmeans

3,565,692Kiwis, or 85% of New Zealand’s

eligible populationhas had at least one

jab, and 2,748,291people (65%) were fully

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NC Sports Awards cancelled

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The 2021 MainPower NorthCanterbury

Sports Awardshave again been

cancelled.

Thisyearitisdue to Covid 19 Level 2

event restrictions,rather thanthe lack

of sporting activity in the regionwhich

forced the postponement last year.

The NorthCanterbury Sport &

Recreation Trust,who organises the

annualeventtocelebrate sporting

achievements by the region’sathletes,

officials,administrators, supporters

andclubs, made thedifficultdecision

to cancelthe 2021 awardsafternews

theGovernment was notreducing

restrictions on major events.

NCSRT chiefexecutiveMichael

Sharpe saysthe Trust consideredall

optionstohold the event in some

capacity –live or virtual–but in the

end decidedalternatives would not

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“TheSports Awardsare agreat

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to the wider community, and

potentiallytolinkwith local business

sponsors, so the benefits are therefor

everyone.

‘‘Unfortunately,withCovidthese

opportunities are severely restricted

and we feltitwould be better to cancel

for another year ratherthan puttingon

asubstandardevent ‘just for thesake

of it’.”

Thisyear’s SportsAwards werealso

going to be anotherchance for the

NCSRT to showcase itsfantastic new

homeatMainPower Stadium,soMr

Sharpe is disappointed theycan’t make

the first galaeventatthe Stadium their

own one.

At the time of making the decision to

cancel,nominations for the 2021

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nominationswas veryhigh.

‘‘We hadsomefantasticnominations

from the likes of ICE Trampoline,

NorthCanterbury Basketball,

RangioraHigh School,the local

Mountain bikingcommunity, rugby

clubs, hockeyclubs and more.

‘‘We also saw thenominationofnew

sportsevents forBMX andhockey –

just going to showthat sport in North

Canterbury has remained strong and

vibrant through every hurdleput in its

way.

‘‘That is testamenttoall the people

whoworkhard in the background to

keep sports runningfor everyone to

enjoy,’’MrSharpesays.

Allnominations received thisyear

will be held overtothe 2022Sports

Awards, whichwillbebecome a

celebration of threeyears of North

Canterbury sporting achievement.

An injection of sight for Daphne

Rangiora woman, Daphne Rogers,has had

over 100 injections in her eyesoverthe

past 11 years.

The91­year­oldhas wet Macular

Degeneration(MD), in both eyes. One eye

is classed as legally blind,the other has

reasonable vision as aresult of ongoing

treatment.

Shewas diagnosedwith Macular

Degeneration,afterayear in which she

lost her husband,lost her home to the 2011

earthquakes, and had to relocate her life

andpossessions from the Red Zone in

Avonside to Rangiora.

Daphne’s fatherlost his vision from

what was then called ‘wetness behind the

eye’. At the time there was no treatment

available. Daphne’s two sisters also

developed MD, but luckily it didn’t affect

herbrothers.

“One of my sisters decided not to have

thetreatment because of the thoughtofthe

injections,and for otherreasonsand,

sadly, within ashort time,she losther

vision and her independence.”

Daphne firstnoticed symptoms of MD

when she was looking at her venetian

blinds and noticed they looked ‘wavy’. She

immediatelycalled her optometrist, and

wasreferred to an ophthalmologist, who

shesaw the next morning.

Theophthalmologist told Daphne she

would needaseries ofAvastininjections

into her eyestosave her sight from

deteriorating.Daphne went homehaving

hadher first ever eye injection.

“I didn’t like havingthe injections, but I

knew it was importantnot to delay,soIjust

gotonwith it. They didn’t really hurt, it

wasjustthe thought of it.

‘‘Ihave done yogasince 1966,(and still

holds yogaclasses in her community) so I

Daphne Rogers

wouldgointo deep relaxed state when

they put me in the chair to have the

injection, andthathelped hugely.

‘‘Thenurses got used to me doingthis,

but one day anew youngnursecameinto

the room and called for helpbecause she

couldn’trouse me. She got suchafright.’’

Afterhavingthe injectionsataprivate

clinic for quite afew months,Daphnewas

referredtothe publichealthsystem and,

last month had endured 108 injections

over 11 years.

MD has impacted her lifetoadegree,

but Daphne has avery positive attitude

and doesn’t let it affect her emotionally.

She is aware of beingcareful not to

misjudge curbsand doesn’t have any mats

on the floor to trip on.

She is extremelyindependent and still

drives herself locally. Daphnehas always

been an excellentseamstressand has up

until recently, beenable to do finework.

Recently Daphnenoticed the visionin

her only ‘good’ eye was deteriorating,

which was quite frightening. She then had

cataract surgery, and to her surprise she

could see the amazing colours of her

homemade cushionsand was especially

happy when she saw the colour of her

brother’s browneyes again.

Havingthe injections has becomepart

of her life, and they are are now six weeks

apart as sheishavingEyleainstead of

Avastin to maintain her vision.

Both medications are funded.Daphne

uses the St John shuttle to get to and from

her appointments at the hospital, helping

her feel safe and secure, and makingit

easierfor her to maintainthe treatment

schedule.

“Thereislife with Macular

Degeneration. Treatment hasenabledme

to keepgoing and to be independent for

longer. My advice to anyonewho has

symptoms is to see aspecialist as soon as

possible and to continue the treatment.

Peopleneed to be moreaware of Macular

Degeneration.”

MacularDegenerationNew Zealand

(MDNZ), aCharitable Trust,ishosting a

free Awareness and Education seminar in

Christchurch on Saturday, October 30,

10am to 11.30amatthe WigramHotel

ballroom in Wigram Drive, Christchurch.

Ophthalmologist Dr AinsleyMorris will

share the latestinformation on treatments

and the management of this eye disease.

Informationpacks will be availableonthe

day. To register phone 0800MACULA (622

852),oremail info@mdnz.org.nz or

registeronline at www.mdnz.org.nz/

public­seminar­sign­up.

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New role for associate pastor

By DAVID HILL

The recentlockdown offeredAndrew

Thornborrowthe chance to become

familiarwithhis newcommunity.

The newRangioraBaptist Church

associatepastor moved his familyfrom

Masterton to Pegasus in August to takeup

his new role, whichincludescoordinatingthe

Rangiora Youth

Community Trust and overseeing 24­7

youthworkersinlocal highschools.

‘‘I started twodaysbeforelockdown,so

it madeitdifficult to gettoknowpeople,

but it wasgood to spend timegetting

settledinand familiarising ourselves

with thenew community.

‘‘It was good to discover thebeach,

because in theWairarapaitwas along

drivetoget to the beach.’’

Andrew was bornand bred in atiny

town just outofGisborne, before moving

to Auckland where he worked briefly as a

youthpastor, ‘‘butthat feels likealife

time ago’’.

The Rangiora Youth Community Trust

co­ordinates the local24­7 youthworker

programmes, which is jointly funded

between the school, alocal church and

the trust.

Whilethe 24­7youth workersare based

in Rangiora HighSchool and Rangiora

New Life School,Andrewsays therehave

been approaches from localprimary

schools as to whether theinitiative canbe

extended to them.

‘‘They arefinding that the need for

pastoral careisbecomingmoreobvious.

There’sdefinitelyaneed out theresowe

are working through aprocess.

‘‘Whether there’s something we can do

with theirschoolunderthe 24­7umbrella

or similarissomethingweare working

through.’’

The 24­7 YouthWorkTrust is a

Christian based initiative,first

established in Christchurch andhas

Andrew Thornborrow

spreadthroughout New Zealand.

‘‘It’snormally ahighschoolinitiative,

but thereare someintermediate schools

thathave it,’’Andrew says.

‘‘The waythe model is setupisthatthe

intentionisthe youthworker spends10

hours aweekinthe school, butprimary

schoolsdon’t really have that sortof

funding, so it may be acaseofdoing afew

hours acrossdifferent schools.’’

Rangiora High School hasfouryouth

workersand Rangiora NewLife School

has two.

The trust doesthe administration for

the youth workers, ensuringthey are paid

andproviding supervision.

‘‘Andmaking surethey areOK, because

they spending alot of time makingsure

young people areOK, so part of my roleis

providingpastoralcare,’’Andrew says.

Whilethe 24­7initiative is

‘‘unashamedly Christian’’, the youth

workersare not theretoconvertanyone,

buttowalkalongside young peopleand

providesupport,hesays.

‘‘Theyouth workersare allowed to talk

abouttheirfaithbecause oftenit’swhat

givesthem strengthand courage, and

some of them have gone through tough

timesthemselves.’’

Covid tracer

posters taken

at park

By SHELLEY TOPP

Covid tracer postersare being

stolenfrom the entrance to the

TuhaitaraCoastal Park.

The Friends of TuhaitaraCoastal

Park have turned to their Facebook

page to try and determine who is

takingthe Covid­19 tracer posters

from the park’s Waikuku entrance.

The posters were takenon

October 10, lessthan aweek after

they werereplacedbecauseofan

earlier theft.

Park rangerAdele Jackson asks

whoever took the posterstostop.

‘‘You mightnot care about

protecting your friends, whanau

and community, but most people

do,’’ she wrote on the Friendsof

TuhaitaraCoastal Park Facebook

page.

‘‘Please leaveour postersalone.

‘‘Sign­in and stop the virus.’’

The QR code is provided for

visitors to voluntarilysign in when

they visit Tuhaitara Coastal Park.

If someonetests positive for the

virus who has visitedthe park then

peoplewho they may have come

into contactwith can be contacted

and the spreadofthe virus can be

reduced.

‘‘The QR scanning is one way that

New Zealand is able to limit the

spreadofthe virus,’’ Adelesaid.

‘‘So far New Zealand's track

recordisthe bestinthe world for

preventing the unnecessarydeaths

due to Covid.’’

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We’reupdating theDistrict Plantoensure

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TheDistrict Plan sets rulesfor sustainablymanaging how

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Historic day for Kaiapoi tennis

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Kaiapoi Tennis Club has

made ahistoric start to the

new season.

Its Kaiapoi Ladies Premier

team is competing in the top

premier grade in the

Christchurch senior

competition.

North Canterbury Tennis

Association secretary Lois

Daniell says it is the first time

aNorth Canterbury club

team has competed in the

competition at that level.

Last Saturday its opening

match was against the Te

Kura Hagley Park Tennis

Club premier grade players

at its Sewell Street courts in

Kaiapoi.

‘‘They are ayoung team

who were near the top of last

season's Christchurch

Division One Ladies grade

and were invited to join the

Premier Ladies as a

challenge to grow their game

and the game in North

Canterbury.

‘‘Playing against better

players improves

performance, learning

experience and provides a

good challenge,’’ she said.

Although the Kaiapoi

players lost all of their six

games during the day they

acquitted themselves well.

They learnt alot from their

first experience competing at

the premier grade level, and

are looking forward to the

challenge of competing

regularly in the competition

both at home and away.

Match preparation ... Charli Watts, aged 17,

prepares for adoubles match against Te Kura

Hagley Park Tennis Club premier ladies at the

Kaiapoi Tennis Clubs courts in Sewell Street.

Danielle Scheepers ... The 13­year­old warms

up before adoubles match against Te Kura

Hagley Park Tennis Club premier ladies on the

first day of the season.

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Charging

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An electric vehicle charging station

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Park.

The Oxford­Ohoka Community

Board approvedthe Pearson Park

car park as the preferredsitefor

town’s new charging stationatits

meeting earlier this month.

The dual­socketed22kwAC

chargingstations can deliverupto

120km of travel perhour of charging,

depending on thevehicle make and

model.

Thistype of charger is typically

installed at locations where drivers

will be parked forlonger durations

such as cafes, libraries,community

facilities andretail areas.

Oxford will join Rangiora, Kaiapoi

and Woodend as part of an ongoing

agreement betweenthe Waimakariri

District Counciland Meridianto

createpublicly accessible electric

vehicle charging stations on council

land.

The council originally approved

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station in 2019,but the preferred

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MeridianEnergy hassignalled its

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OPINION

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Joanne Gumbrell

Chair, Waimakariri Age-friendly

Advisory Group

Many changes afoot

It is really easytofocus all our

attentiononthe Three Waters Reform

to the detriment of otherpending

changes.

The governmentisproposing the

Natural and Built Environment Act,

together with the Climate

Adaptation Act and the Strategic

Planning Act to be adirect

replacement of the Resource

ManagementAct.

Currentlylocal authorities have

oversightofthe scope andcontentof

individual district plans, they are

able to question and probe on

planning frameworks and gain an

appreciation of how the legislation

will work, who it will affectand

whether the outcomes soughtare

achievable and fit for purpose.

As withthe proposed Three Waters

Reform the RMA reform is also

seeking to introducenew systems

that will remove local voice.

In my opinion it is criticalthis

decision making at least staysinthe

handsofelected members to retain a

structure based on representative

democracy.

To denyelected members the

opportunity and deny their

obligationstocontribute, does

appear like abackwardstep.

“The casefor reformofthe health

systemisclear”aheadline title in

the 2018 governmentcommissioned

paper.

It is aimed at strengthening our

healthsystem.

The reform is to refocus the role of

the Ministry of Health and to create

anew organisationcalled HealthNZ,

createanew Maori Healthauthority

and establish anew publichealth

agency.

In practice it is desirable that

everyone will be able to accessa

wider range of supporttostay well

in the communitywith services

designed to wrap around people’s

needs,itisimportant that we keepa

close eye on this reformtoensure

that thevoiceofruralisnot lost.

In closing Iwould like to thank all

who haveparticipatedinthe

vaccines roll out.

This strategy will enable us to

reverttothe freedomswevalue and

hopefully the opportunitytotravel

to loved ones at Christmas.

It has been aprivilege to work

closely with the PractiseManagers

acrossthe district to see how we can

strengthen our collective position.

Thank you to allthe staff across

the district who have worked

tirelessly to supportthe role out.

It is truly appreciated.

Many helpful aids

to keep us mobile

I’m notvery mobile at themomentand

my doctor recommended Igeta

Mobility ParkingPermit for thecar.

It arrived in the mail recently. I’m not

sure howmuchIwilluse it, depending

on whereIamand whereIneed to go.

Butweare privileged in New Zealand

to have such thingsavailable.

We have amemberofthe

Waimakariri Access Group (WAG) on

ourAge­friendly Advisory Group.

Iwenttotheirannual general

meetingrecently wheremembers of the

Waimakariri Counciland various

District Boardsalso attended.

We appreciatetheir support.

Afriend hasinjuredher leg and

needs to go tohospital appointments.

Sheisnew to Waimakariri,andIwas

pleased to be abletotellher about the

St JohnHealthShuttle whichpicks

peopleupfromAmberley,Rangiora

andKaiapoi,takes them tothe hospital

andreturns in theafternoon.

Appointments needtobemadetosuit

shuttle times. ContactStJohn0800 785

646.

Iheardaninterviewonthe radio

recently about agroup called Access

Alliance which is lobbyingGovernment

to pass the Accessibilityfor New

Zealanders Acttocover all persons with

disabilities, whether their disability is

considered physical, sensory,cognitive,

communicationormental health

related and willinclude visible,

invisible,permanentorepisodic

conditions.

This is the same definition used by

the UnitedNations Convention on the

RightsofPersonswithDisabilities.

Asimple exampleisaQRCode ata

height wheelchairusers canreach.

Technology is beingdevelopedsothat

QR codes on phonescan readthe code

by tapping the phoneonthemwhich

willhelpsight impaired people

TheE­scooter trial, approved before

the lastround of lockdowns, beginson

November 1, forsix months.

Age­friendlydoesnot supportthis

and Iencouragepeople to report any

incidents to theWaimakaririDistrict

Council.

On theday of the Vaxathon, Iheard on

TV accessibility forpeoplewithany sort

of disability had not beenconsidered.

That is not goodnews.

There is still alot of awareness to be

raisedaround accessibility.

Road Safety

DearEditor,

“Roadsafety in Woodend urgent”

(North Canterbury News,October 14).

Funny that—it wasurgent back in

the 60s.

Thenew SaltwaterCreek bridgewas

rebuilt to alignwith the new Ashley

bridge on the motorway extension from

Pineacres on.

It is worthnoting thatthe bypass of

both Waipara and Leithfield townships

were completed by 1972, but the

Amberley bypasswas “canned”.

Imaginethose two townstodaywith

the massiveincrease in traffic

rumblingthough dayand night!

Notforgetting threerail crossings

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Week

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1:13am

1:34pm

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Times

1:55am

2:17pm

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Gentle E

strengthening

eliminated at Waipara.

I’vebeeninahouseinAmberley

which when the groundissaturated,

shakeswhen the “heavies” pass

through!

Now compareittothe (recent)

bypassed Belfast,then Kaiapoi which

has developed it’s own space, and

imagine, if you will, Amberley with a

tree lined “boulevard” in abusy town

center—ha!

Meanwhile Woodend remains a

problem with increasing through

traffic.

When the Waipara bypass was

mooted we, the landowners, were

subjectedtothe power of the Public

WorksAct (stillonthe books).

We negotiatedand were

compensated for any loss.No

Good

Rise 6:25am

Set 8:01pm

Best

Times

2:39am

3:01pm

Set 7:37am

Rise 10:36pm

Gentle E

strengthening

Good

Rise 6:23am

Set 8:03pm

Best

Times

3:24am

3:47pm

Set 8:05am

Rise 11:39pm

Moderate E

Good

Rise 6:22am

Set 8:04pm

Best

Times

complaints!

Had the goodburghers of

Christchurch and Waimakaririhad any

real vision/experience they would

have developed alongthe “future”

(high &dry),high speedcommute rail

corridor to Rangiora .

But no, favours and moneyfrom

developers comes first!

The 1960’s corridor,with minor

adjustments,still exists and

reactivated would prevent agrowing

problem from becominganightmare.

Just zero in on Google­Earth Pro

fromPineacres to Saltwater Creek and

tellmeI’m wrong!

Thereisevenanonsite quarry!

Yours,

John McCaskey,

Waipara

4:11am

4:36pm

Gentle SW becoming

moderate SE

Good

Rise 6:20am

Set 8:05pm

Best

Times

5:00am

5:26pm

Set 8:39am Rise 12:38am

Set 9:20am

Moderate SW turning

SE

Fair

Rise 6:19am

Set 8:06pm

Best

Times

5:51am

6:16pm

Rise 1:33am

Set 10:09am

Gentle Sbecoming

moderate E

Closures

Popular walkingtracks in the Mount

Grey/Maukatere ConservationArea

have been closedtothe public during

loggingwork.

Logging by Rayonier Matariki

Forests of eightto10hectaresof

‘‘mixedspecies’’trees began last

Monday.

The company’s general managerof

operations, MarkGrover, says the

work is expected to take about amonth

to complete and is being donenow so

the tracks can open for the start of

summer schoolholidays in December.

‘‘Due to harvesting operationsnear

Lake Janet, access to Lake Janet, the

MountGrey tracks and the Grey River

picnicarea will be closed for about a

month.’’

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

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2

SE 0.8 m SE 0.7 m E1.0 m NE 1.0 m NE 0.6 m E0.5 m E0.7 m

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Waimakariri 5:56am 2.3

6:40am 2.3 12:27am 0.5 7:24am 2.2 1:10am 0.6 8:08am 2.2 1:53am 0.6 8:52am 2.2 2:36am 0.7 9:37am 2.2 3:19am 0.7 10:21am 2.1 4:04am 0.7

Mouth

6:13pm 2.2 12:09pm 0.6 6:56pm 2.2 12:53pm 0.6 7:41pm 2.1 1:36pm 0.7 8:27pm 2.1 2:19pm 0.7 9:14pm 2.0 3:03pm 0.7 10:01pm 2.0 3:49pm 0.8 10:48pm 2.0 4:37pm 0.8

Amberley 5:56am 2.3

6:40am 2.3 12:27am 0.5 7:24am 2.2 1:10am 0.6 8:08am 2.2 1:53am 0.6 8:52am 2.2 2:36am 0.7 9:37am 2.2 3:19am 0.7 10:21am 2.1 4:04am 0.7

Beach

6:13pm 2.2 12:09pm 0.6 6:56pm 2.2 12:53pm 0.6 7:41pm 2.1 1:36pm 0.7 8:27pm 2.1 2:19pm 0.7 9:14pm 2.0 3:03pm 0.7 10:01pm 2.0 3:49pm 0.8 10:48pm 2.0 4:37pm 0.8

6:05am 2.3

6:49am 2.3 12:36am 0.5 7:33am 2.2 1:19am 0.6 8:17am 2.2 2:02am 0.6 9:01am 2.2 2:45am 0.7 9:46am 2.2 3:28am 0.7 10:30am 2.1 4:13am 0.7

Motunau 6:22pm 2.2 12:18pm 0.6 7:05pm 2.2 1:02pm 0.6 7:50pm 2.1 1:45pm 0.7 8:36pm 2.1 2:28pm 0.7 9:23pm 2.0 3:12pm 0.7 10:10pm 2.0 3:58pm 0.8 10:57pm 2.0 4:46pm 0.8

6:07am 2.3

6:51am 2.3 12:38am 0.5 7:35am 2.2 1:21am 0.6 8:19am 2.2 2:04am 0.6 9:03am 2.2 2:47am 0.7 9:48am 2.2 3:30am 0.7 10:32am 2.1 4:15am 0.7

Gore Bay 6:24pm 2.2 12:20pm 0.6 7:07pm 2.2 1:04pm 0.6 7:52pm 2.1 1:47pm 0.7 8:38pm 2.1 2:30pm 0.7 9:25pm 2.0 3:14pm 0.7 10:12pm 2.0 4:00pm 0.8 10:59pm 2.0 4:48pm 0.8

6:02am 1.7

6:48am 1.7 12:36am 0.5 7:33am 1.7 1:20am 0.5 8:18am 1.7 2:04am 0.5 9:02am 1.7 2:48am 0.5 9:46am 1.7 3:32am 0.6 10:30am 1.7 4:16am 0.6

Kaikoura 6:26pm 1.7 12:15pm 0.5 7:11pm 1.7 1:02pm 0.5 7:56pm 1.6 1:47pm 0.5 8:41pm 1.6 2:32pm 0.5 9:27pm 1.6 3:18pm 0.6 10:13pm 1.6 4:04pm 0.6 10:59pm 1.5 4:51pm 0.6

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

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Stepping up ... The Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare group are

increasing efforts to keep 4WD out of the Ashley River bed while

endangered birds are nesting.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Appeal for care

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Ashley­Rakahuri

Rivercaregroupis

appealingtopeople to stop

driving in the Ashley River

bed to protect endangered

braidedriverbirds.

It is stepping up itsefforts

to stopvehicles entering the

riverbed during the nesting

session, andisasking

everyone to spreadthe word

about how vulnerable the

birds arewhenpeoplefind a

way intothe riverbedin

their four­wheel drive

vehicles.

Public entranceways are

blocked, and will remain

blockeduntil February to

protecteggs,chicks and

adult birds, and moresigns

are beingput spellingout

The Original

the dangerand the penalty

for killing endangeredbirds

under theWild LifeAct.

The group is anxious

following anarrowescape

for pairofwrybill nesting in

the river whosenest was

almost destroyedthankstoa

4WD in theriver bed.

The Ashley­Rakahuri

Rivercare Group is running

acompetition forschool

childrentonamethe nesting

pair, because of their history

on theriver where they have

lostanesttofloods,and an

egg and achick to a4WD.

The pairofwinningnames

in the competitionwillbe

invited to visit thenestwith

outgoingchair Nick

Ledgard. Sendyour entry to

info@ncnews.co.nz, with

yourcontact details.

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

New MenzShed workshop

CheviotMenzShed members have

their ownclubroomsand

workshop threeyears after the

organisation was established.

The new facility at 5SeddonSt,

where theCheviot TownHall once

stood, was officially opened last

Wednesday by HurunuiMayor

Marie Black.

MrsBlacksaid thenew shed was

avaluable asset forthe

community.

NZ MenzShedpresidentTrevor

Scott congratulated the Cheviot

MenzShed team for their efforts

andspoke aboutthe contribution

MenzShedmembers madetotheir

communities.‘‘Men’s health and

well­being is theprimefocus of

MenzShed’sand to have aplace

forthemtocome to forsocial

interaction is most important,’’ he

said.

‘‘Participatingincommunity

projects andactivities allowsmen

to sharetheir skills and

experience.’’

Cheviot MenzShed chairman

Bruce Nicol saidsmall, isolated

ruralcommunities,such as

Cheviot,oftenlacked activities

that men couldtake part in.

With thisinmind‘‘a groupof

like­minded blokes’’ had got

together to establish aMenzShed

in the town.

They started with 10 members

whowere initially offeredthe use

of theCheviotAreaSchool

woodwork room.

‘‘We wereveryquickly

undertakingprojects for local

community groups,’’ Bruce said.

‘‘However,the limitationsof

having to operate outsideschool

hours led thegrouptoconsider

getting it’s ownpremises.’’

Themembershiphas grown to

17 and that is expected to increase

nowthat the new building has

7

been opened.

‘‘We havebeenoverwhelmedby

people’sgenerosity in the

community,’’Bruce said. ‘‘We

have hadcashdonations, widows

have donatedtools and equipment

that their latehusbandswould be

pleased to see still in use and

peoplehaveeven stored alot of

thedonated items untilwehave

thestorage capability on site.’’

Businesseshavealso been

generous with discountsor

donations,contractors havebeen

generous with discounted

materialsand acouple have

donatedtheir labourtoward the

building andsite development.

‘‘Ourmembershave wide

ranging backgrounds,skills and

experience andwewill be ableto

give so much back to our

community which has supported

us andcontinue to support us as

we grow.’’

Food forest planned in Hanmer park

AHanmer Springs parkwill soon

be home to aFoodForest.

Agroup of residentshavebeen

given the thumbs up to establisha

FoodForest in part of Tarndale

Park, aHurunui District Council

reserve.

Cr Mary Holloway toldacouncil

meetingrecently there was an

enthusiasticgroup of residents

keentoestablishthe FoodForest.

‘‘They are quite excited about

the project. If it is runwell andled

wellitcan addsomuch to a

community,’’ shesaid.

Cr Holloway saiditwouldgive

Tarndale Park apurpose because

it was‘‘tail­endCharlie’’ in the

reserve stocks in thevillage.

‘‘Itwill giveitvibrancy andIam

delighted,’’ shesaid.

Cr RobbieBruerton saiditwas a

great idea. His onlyconcernwas

pests.

‘‘Itwill be aparadise for

possums,’’ he said.

Cr Ross Barnessaidhetotally

endorsed the idea.

The initiative is supported by

the HanmerSprings Community

Board,and follows apresentation

fromKaiapoi FoodForest (KFF)

personnel recently.

KFF willprovide advice,

ongoingsupport andeducation to

the group. Aplan hasbeen

prepared,Heritage apple trees

havebeenorderedand plants are

being prepared.

The FoodForest will

accentuate theexisting trees

which willform aprotective

canopyfor berriesand vines to be

plantedunderneath.

It is hopedoncethe

developmentstarts others will

takeaninterest and contribute to

the FoodForest.

The councilwebsiteand social

media have contacts forthose

interested in becoming involved.

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Support ... Greater Christchurch councils have formed apartnership with the government

to support growth.

PHOTO: FILE

Support for regional growth

By DAVID HILL

An urban growth partnership has been

established to support aregion bulging at

the seams.

The Waimakariri District Council

approved the GreaterChristchurch Urban

Growth Partnership Committee’s

memorandum of agreement at last week’s

council meeting.

The decision will see the council working

alongside its GreaterChristchurch

partners and central governmentto

address the challenges of population

growth in the region.

‘‘We willbelookingathousing, transport

and other matters, so thisdecisionisan

important part of takingitto the next

level,’’ Mayor Dan Gordon says.

‘‘We havebeen looking at this for some

time,soI’m really pleased we have been

able to securethis agreement.

‘‘An urban growth partnershipisaway to

make sure local governmentand central

governmentare alignedsowecan achieve

better housing outcomes and transport

connections.’’

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partnership is to address housing

affordability, whichwill be underpinned by

the availabilityofaffordable land.

Othergoals include improvingchoices

aboutthe location and type of housing,

improving access to employment,

education andservices, reducing emissions

and building climate change resilience and

supporting quality builtenvironments,

whileavoiding unnecessaryurban sprawl.

Urbangrowthpartnerships are already

established in Auckland,Waikato and

western Bay of Plenty, while the

government is establishing agreements in

the Greater Wellington, Queenstown Lakes

and Northland regions.

The new committeewill see two

government ministers, expected to be the

LocalGovernment and Housing Ministers,

join the existing the Greater Christchurch

partners,which include the Christchurch

City,and Selwynand Waimakariri District

Councils, Environment Canterbury,Ngai

Tahu,the Canterbury District Health

Boardand Waka Kotahi New Zealand

TransportAgency.

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021 9

Racegoers to abide by rules

Harness Racing New Zealand’s chief

executive, Gary Woodham has called on

racegoersaround New Zealandtoabide by

the Covid­19 isolation rules and wear

masks.

‘‘There are very strict protocols in place

and we have to do what the authorities are

telling us,’’ he says.

‘‘Anecdotally we haveheard that some

people have been abit lax especiallywhen

it comes to wearingmasks.You haveto

wear them, and wearthem properly, for all

the timeyou are on aracecourse,’’ he says.

Anyone wanting to attendaracemeeting

should talk to the respective clubofficials

to find out their specific requirements.

‘‘Notall clubsare the same, so people

have to be aware of whatthey are allowed

to do.You can not just turn up expecting to

get on course,’’ he says.

With Aucklandunder alertlevelthree

only essential staff are allowed into

AlexandraPark Raceway for racemeetings

there,while in other areas owners of

horsesracingatthatmeeting,and some

sponsors have also beenoncourse.

The Widest Music Variety

WhileGary says the levelofcompliance

at recentmeetingshas generallybeen good,

he wants to remindpeopleabout how

important it is to stick to the rules.

‘‘We cannot have people not complying

with the rules and run therisk of being

audited by the police or MPI (Ministry of

Primary Industries), and being closed

down,’’ he says.

The Governmentannounced an easingof

restrictions in Aucklandand tweaks to

AlertLevel2restrictions for the rest of the

country earlier this month.

Aspokesperson for the New Zealand

TrottingClub,whichisscheduled to host

the New Zealand TrottingCup on Tuesday,

November 9, at Addington Raceway in

Christchurch, and the Kaikoura Cup on

Monday, November 1, says the tweaks do

not change muchfor the club as Canterbury

wouldhave to be at AlertLevel 1toget the

go ahead foratraditionalCup day. The

tweaks do allow for crowds of more than

100 people at hospitality venues,but all

guests havetobeseated, waited on and

socially distanced.

Watching out for children

With children back at school this week,

motorists are being reminded to take

extra care.

As the daysget warmer we can expect

to see more children walking and biking

to school, Waimakariri District Council

road safety co­ordinator Kathy Graham

says.

‘‘If you do drive your children to

school, consider parking further away

from the school gate and walk,’’ she says.

‘‘This will help reduce congestion

making it safer for everyone.

‘‘Double parking is abig concern

during pick­up and drop­off times and

puts children at risk by creating more

hazards for them to negotiate.’’

She encourages motorists to reduce

their speed around schoolsand allow

plenty of space whenthey see children

walking or cycling.

‘‘Kids can’t always judge the speed and

distance of approaching cars, so slow

down and expect the unexpected.’’

She reminds motorists that the speed

limit when passing astationary school

bus is 20kph, regardless of the direction

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10 The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

Gold medals for local wines

By SHELLEY TOPP

Two Waipara Valleywinerieshavewon

goldmedals at the NewWorld2021Wine

Awards.

WaiparaHillsWinerywon agold

medal for its 2021pinot grisand its2021

pinot noir rose,whichwas also voted

champion wineinits class, while The

CraterRim Winery wongold forits 2016

reisling.

The judgessaid pinot gris wasone of

the signature grapes in theWaipara

Valleyand theWaipara Hills2021 wine

was ‘‘splendidly roundedand lingering,

makingitsuitable forricher dishes such

as coconut­basedcurries andspaghetti

carbonara’’.

The pinot noirrose scored ‘‘high on the

yummy scale’’and was saidbythe judges

to be beautifully scentedshowing ripe

cherry,rock melon and tropical fruit

aromas, together with afinely layered

palate offering youthfulfruitintensityas

wellascreamy texture andrefreshing

acidity.

It was a‘‘totally deliciou’’ winewhich

would be ‘‘brilliant with most seafood

dishes suchasgrilledprawns,smoked

salmon and Thai fish cakes’’, the judges

said.

The Crater Rim2016reislingattracted

similarhigh praise.

‘‘Rieslingcomesinamultitudeof

shapes andripeness,’’the judgessaid.

‘‘This is adelectablyricherstyle,

offeringelegant sweetnessand spicy

nuanceswithgrilledpeachand candied

orangepeelcharacters.’’

The focus on theseawards was to

select the top50wines selling forunder

$25.

Morethan1000 wines wereblind

tasted by thejudges to find the top 50.

Theyjudged the wineinthe glass on

Wine awards success ... Waipara Hills Winery winemaker Krystal Palmer is excited by

the success of the company’s wines at the New World 2021 Wine Awards. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

the day,knowingonly the variety,vintage

and countryoforigin.

Eachwinewas assessed usingthe

sameinternationally recognised

100­point systemused at other leading

wineshows,whichbenchmarks entries

againstwhataperfectwine should be

like.

The gold­medalwinningwines were

tasted and graded at least19times by 11

different judgeswhile thechampion

wines went through an evenmore robust

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The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

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Amberley A&P show

closed to the public

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Amberley A&P showhas become

another victim of Covid­19.

The show, which was due to be held on

October 30, will nowrun in aslimmed

down version for some exhibitors and

competitors only.

The Amberley Domain willbeclosed to

the public on show day.

PresidentAnnette Marr saysthe

decision was made last Thursday night as

therewas no possibility of the Covid­19

AlertLevelreaching1to allowittorun its

show as normal and allowthe public in.

‘‘Thecommittee is very conscious of the

efforts thatour exhibitors and competitors

go to, to prepare for the show, and wanted

to continue to provideasmany classes as

possible in asafe way.

‘‘We willnot have any trade sites, market

sites, food sites, abar or entertainment,as

we are unable to do so and comply with

Level2Covid­19 rules,’’she says.

The goats and all horse events will be

held,including showing classes,

showjumping, stock &station horsesand

the miniature horses. Exhibitorswill need

to comply withCovidrestrictions and stay

in their allocated areasofthe show

grounds. All prize money will be direct

credited to the winners.

However the sheep, pet lambs,dog trials,

pet dogs, studentclasses, grain and seed

and all classes in the pavilion are

cancelled.Arefund of entryfees in these

classes willbeprovided.

The Taste Hurunui Hoof to Hotplate

competition, Alpine Pacific Wine

Challenge,Wool, Calves and the new

Commercial Beef competitionwill

continuetobejudged on farm.A

presentation night will be held at the

OmihiHall on Friday, October 29 to

acknowledge the efforts of all involved.

Highland Dancingwill be held at a

separate venue, and competitors willbe

contacted with the changed arrangements.

‘‘TheAssociationwishes to thankits

members,volunteers, sponsors,

advertisers, exhibitors, and the community

for its continued support,’’ saysAnnette.

Food demand amystery

By DAVID HILL

Aspike in demand at Hurunui’s foodbanks

during lockdown remains amystery.

The district’s three food banks in

Waipara, Waikari and Amberley, saw a

largespike in demand, jumping from140

to 150 foodboxes amonthto220 during

August, Hurunui District Council

community activator Roger Hornblow

says.

In comparison Waimakariri’s food banks

experienced only asmall increasein

demand.

‘‘I’mataloss to explain it,’’ Mr Hornblow

says.‘‘We talked about it at ourFood

Secure North Canterburymeeting and we

couldn’tcome up withanexplanation.

‘‘When kids aren’t at school and it’s abit

cold outside of coursethey’re going to eat

amore, butthat’s goingtobethe same in

Rangiora and Kaiapoi and thosefood

banksdidn’t experience the same spike.’’

Duringlast year’s lockdown, most food

banks across the regionexperienceda

spike in demand as part of the Hurunui

and Waimakariri District Councils’ Civil

Defence responses.

Figures from last year’s lockdown

indicate more than70percent of the

Hurunui district’s workforceare essential

workers, due largelytothe rural sector.

The growing demand in Hurunui has

sparked the need for afood storage facility

in Amberley, to complement Satisfy Food

Rescue’s base in Kaiapoi.

Food Secure NorthCanterbury is also

working with the Kaiapoi Food Forest to

develop food forests in Hanmer Springs

and Amberley to support the wider

community.

‘‘The shiningstar in all of this is Satisfy,

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Hornblow.

Post lockdown data fromHurunui’s food

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everyone,but at Adriel activities have

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Adriel is aSparkofLifeCentre of

Excellence,which focuses on the quality

of the connection between carers and

residents, and theirfamilies.

It also fosters kindness, compassion,

empathy, and respect.

Home craftshave beenthe focus at the

home overrecentweeks, with produce

from the home’s gardensand trees being

put to gooduse, along with wood brought

in by the staff.

One group of residents has been

making quincejelly,blackcurrant jam

andmarmalade, whileanother hasbeen

busy baking.

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enjoying making food balls for birds,

whichare hung fromtrees, and crafting

tool boxes.

Powertools were not on the agenda of

residents.

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varnishing them, with the homes

maintenance man PhilArmstrong

lending support and encouragement.

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to talk about their favouriterecipes and

haveconversations about their jam,

baking and woodcraftskills from days

goneby.

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to stimulate conversation and memory,’’

she says.

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14 The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

Amberley pool on track for January opening

By DAVID HILL

Amberley residents areset to makea

splash thissummer.

The$2million Amberley Pool

refurbishment is on track foraJanuary

opening, despite theproject being

delayedbythe Covid­19 lockdown,

Hurunui DistrictCouncilcommunity

activator and project leader Roger

Hornblow says.

‘‘In the nextsix weeks peoplewillsee

significantprogress; therehas been

progress happeningalongthe waywith

theunderground works, but nowthe

aboveground stuff is happening, so

peoplewillsee changehappeningvery

quickly.

‘‘It will lookand feellikeabrandnew

pool when people walk in.

‘‘Eventhoughit’s arevamp,the end

product will blowpeople away,soit’s

reallyexciting to be apart of it.’’

Kaiapoi­based WaghornBuilders has

been contractedtoreplace the roofing

structure.

Thenortheast entrance is being

relocated to provide improved access and

circulation, direct street approachand

appeal.

Pool accesswillbeimprovedand apool

podwillbeusedtomake it easier for

disabled and olderusers.

Thefloor is beingre­levelledand lined,

andanew changingarea, toilets, showers

andofficespaceare beingadded.

‘‘The girders are up,and the framing

andcladdingisnot faraway.’’

Mr Hornblow saysplentyofthought and

planningisgoing intocreating an

environment to cater foryoung and old

alike.

‘‘We needtodothings differently to

appealtodifferent agegroups.

‘‘Whenitcomes to theover­60s they

make up one­third of theAmberley

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population, so we’vegot things lined up

for that age group to increase

participationand improvefitness.

‘‘And then we have theyouth, both the

primaryschool and high schoolaged

children, so partofitismaking sure we

havethe ‘fun factor’atthe forefront.

‘‘Itneedstobeaplacethat the

community is excitedbyand proud of.’’

It is hoped thepoolwillbeoperating

until Easter,whichshould give the

council agoodgauge on community

support forthe new facility, Mr Hornblow

says.

‘‘It will giveusrealisticfigures as faras

community use.

‘‘We knowcommunity usewill be strong

to startwith,but we needtoget through

that honeymoon periodand see what the

normaluse willbe.’’

Theoutside pool willbedemolished

andthe area remodelled with apicnic

area forfamilies.

Stage two is expectedtoadd an outside

children’s playarea to the site.

Thecouncil hascontributed $1.5

million towards theproject,with $100,000

raisedbylocal group Save OurPooland

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‘‘There hasbeen alot of thought go into

the pool design andnow the samelevelof

planningisgoinginto the programmes

and operation,’’ Mr Hornblow says.

‘‘Whatwewill be offering the

community willbelight years ahead of

the old poolinterms of facilitiesand

programmes.

‘‘Ithas been really excitingtobepart of

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SHOP LOCAL KAIKOURA

The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

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Crayfest 2021 is running for its second

year and is set to be acelebration of

Kaikoura.

Crayfest runs from October 29 to

November 14, capturing Marlborough

Anniversary weekend and Christchurch

Show weekend.

‘‘The aim of Crayfest is to make

crayfish accessible to everyone,

celebrate crayfish seasonality and to

encourage sustainability through

enjoying ataste of crayfish and sharing a

cray among friends and family,’’ Future

Kaikoura chairperson Mel Skinner says.

‘‘It is also agreat way to support a

variety of businesses throughout

Kaikoura.

‘‘This year we have some incredible

dishes being created along with some

amazing events, activities and packages.’’

The response from businesses has

been ‘‘incredible’’, with nearly 30

businesses involved with new ones

coming on board each day, she says.

‘‘Dishes are being created, beers are

brewing, accommodation plumping

pillows, charter fishers preparing pots,

helicopters on standby, musicians

jamming and bubbles on ice.

‘‘We even have Atawera Art doing

crayfish tattoos. Its going to be amazing.’’

Renowned Lyttelton chef Giulio Sturla,

from Mapu restaurant, will joining the

team at Simes Kitchen on Beach Road.

Giulio was named chef of the year in

2018, previously ran Roots in Lyttelton,

was the only three­hatted restaurant

outside of Auckland.

‘‘He will be undertaking a4­course

crayfish degustation on October 31 to

kick­off Crayfest. The menu is simply

stunning,’’ Ms Skinner says.

Crayfest will be aculinary feast not to

be missed, she says.

From crayfish pies, dumplings,

twisters, fettuccini, pizzas, lobster rolls,

ravioli, fritters, ceviche, eggs benedict,

half cray, whole cray, barbecue cray and

more.

‘‘Kaikoura needs support. We have had

several events already cancelled over the

last 12 months with the most recent hit of

Kaikoura Races being moved to

Addington,’’ Ms Skinner says.

‘‘This is heartbreaking to many locals,

as not only is it agreat day out with

friends and family, but for small

businesses it is amuch need cash

Tuck in ... Get ataste of Kaikoura during

Crayfest.

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‘‘We would love people to come and

stay for the weekend and try the amazing

dishes and activities on offer.’’

Crayfest Kaikoura is already

recognised as one of the best food

festivals in New Zealand.

To find out more about Crayfest and to

book tickets to the Giulio Sturla dinner

go to crayfest2021.eventbrite.co.nz.

Youth awards going ahead under Level 2

By DAVID HILL

The contributions of Kaikoura’s

young people are set to be

celebrated on Saturday.

While othereventshave been

postponed,cancelled or

relocateddue to Covid­19, the

Kaikoura Youth Council is

planning to go ahead with its

two­yearly youth awards.

Youth co­ordinator Vicki

Gulleford says afterreviewing

the AlertLevel 2regulations,

the youthcouncilrealised they

could manageit.

‘‘We will be having people

seatedattables ametre apart

and masks are recommended,

but not required,and food will

be served at the tables, with the

servers wearing masks.’’

She says the event is an

opportunity to celebratethe

contributions youngpeople

make in their community.

‘‘We’re really looking forward

to it being able to go ahead,

especially with the (Kaikoura)

races being lost to Addington.

Vicki saysshe was impressed

with the number and qualityof

the nominations, whichmeant

there were‘‘some hard choices

to make’’.

AbandofKaikoura High

School students will be

performing on the night,while

Green MP Chloe Swarbrickis

recording aQ&A video to play

on the night.

Environment Canterbury has

donated Totara trees whichwill

be presented to winners,along

with cash prizes.

‘‘We’ve had amazing

sponsorshipfrom the

community,which we really

didn’t expect given how difficult

it is at the moment,’’ Vicki says.

The eveningwill also be a

learning opportunity for the

young organisers, who will

learn aboutall the sound,

lighting and technical

equipment. ‘‘We’ve got someone

do the lighting who hasn’t

touchedlightsbefore, so it’s a

huge learningcurve,’’ she says.

Vicki saysthe awards evening

Young volunteers ... Summer Fissenden (left) and Alex Fissenden

were among the winners in the last Kaikoura Youth Awards in 2019.

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after achallenging year.

‘‘There’s alot of anxiety,

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every year, but thisyear it does

seem to be worse.

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Clarence River bridge

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By DAVID HILL

The Kaikoura District Council hopes to

begin work on anew Clarence River

bridge soon.

The council has reaffirmed its

supporttoconstruct anew bridge

across the Waiau Toa /Clarence River,

about 500 metres downstream from the

former GlenAlton bridge, whichwas

destroyedinthe November2016

earthquake.

Atechnical peer review presented to

arecent council meeting confirmed the

preferred location remainsthe best

option and made some

recommendations for wider river

protection workswhich could address

concerns raised by Te Runanga o

Kaikoura.

‘‘Ithas taken awee while, but we’re

working closely withthe runanga to

findasolution,’’ Mayor Craig Mackle

says.

‘‘It’s been passedfrom our end, but

it’sjust amatterofworking together to

get the bestoutcome.’’

Waiau Toa /Clarence River has

cultural significance for Te Runanga o

Kaikoura as the riveroflife.

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Kaikoura caravan park

By SHELLEY TOPP

Aplanting programme at the New

Zealand Motor Home and Caravan

Association (NZMCA) park in Kaikoura

is attracting more native birds to the

area.

The ‘‘boundary planting’’ at the park,

aformer lifestyle block, is an extension

to the native garden which already

existed at the property before it was

purchased by the NZMCA.

The planting is creating apark­like

environment for members holidaying

at the park, with tui, bellbirds and

quail regular visitors.

The NZMCA’s Marlborough branch

chair, Ian Simmonds said the Kaikoura

park was opened in December 2019

and the native planting programme is a

work in progress ‘‘to enhance what was

already there.’’

The park is one of 47 NZMCA owned

or leased parks around New Zealand

for its more than 105,000 members to

use.

Ian said the first park was purchased

during the 1950s with the aim of

providing NZMCA members with

affordable holiday options.

‘‘We have alot of fun.’’

Traditionally members have

consisted mainly of retired people.

‘‘Some of the parks are just

paddocks, but we are seeing an

increase in young families becoming

members.’’

With this in mind the association is

now including children’s playgrounds

at some of their parks.

Members pay aone­off joining fee of

$150 plus an annual subscription fee of

$90 and they must display their red

wings membership stickers and

registration tags on their vehicles.

All members must also have selfcontained

vehicles.

‘‘You can’t become amember unless

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Dangerous dumping ... Decramastic roof tiles containing asbestos have been

dumped at local transfer stations.

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Concern over asbestos tiles

Aspate of people dumping decramastic

roofing tiles at the Oxfordand

Southbrook Transfer Stations is causing

headaches forstaff,aspositive asbestos

testsmake for costlyclean­upbills.

In the last week,two loads of

decramastic tilescontainingasbestos

have been dumped at each transfer

station,with clean­up costsmountingto

more than$12,500. This follows several

similar incidents overthe last few

months.

‘‘Some roofing tiles contain asbestos,

so whenthey get droppedoff we haveto

isolate the areaswherethe tileswere

dumped and send samples to atesting

lab,’’ Waimakariri District Councilsolid

wasteasset managerKittyWaghorn says.

‘‘These ones came back positive, so a

specialist removal company has hadto

dispose of them safely and correctly.’’

The first pile were dropped in the

scrapmetal area at the Oxford Transfer

Station during aweekend recently,while

the other was left in askip of building

waste in the rubbish pit at the

Southbrook ResourceRecovery Park.

Areas need to be isolatedwhile

samplesare tested, which means parts of

the transfer stations need to be closedoff

to the public until resultsare known and

the tiles dealt with by specialists.

‘‘Ifpeoplewant to removeroof tiles,

theyneed to get them tested first,’’ Ms

Waghorn says.‘‘If they containasbestos,

theyneed to be removed by someone that

knows how to safely remove and dispose

of them.’’

She says if people go on to remove the

tiles themselves, they could potentially

risktheir own health as well of the health

of theirfamily,and may spread asbestos

fibres beyondthe property boundary.

The Ministry of Healthsays asbestoscontaining

materials in good condition

willnot release asbestos fibres, and

there is no danger unless fibresare

released andinhaledinto lungs.

Rare Maori treasures

More than 20 rare taonga are on

display at Turanga library,

Christchurch, as part of anew

exhibition celebrating the special

relationship NgaiTahuhas with

wetlands.

CuratedbyTe Runanga oNgaiTahu

and Christchurch City Libraries,

Whakaata mai te Kukuwai/Reflections

from theWetlands runs untilFebruary.

Theexhibition,which highlights

significantwetlands throughout the

Ngai Tahu takiwa (tribal area)and

mahinga kaipractices, coincideswith

thelaunchofthe11th INTECOL

InternationalWetlandsConference

held virtually due to Covid­19.

Te Runanga oNgaiTahuTe

TaumutuRunanga Representative

David Perenara­O'Connell says the

exhibition will showcase 23 taonga and

tellthestory ofhow Ngai Tahu

traditionally used wetlands.

‘‘Wetlands, lagoons and estuaries

are incredibly significant to Ngai

Tahu, especially for mahinga kai.For

generationsour peoplehavesustained

their whanau by catchingtheir kaiand

collecting resourcessuchasharakeke

(New Zealandflax),hesays.

‘‘This exhibitionisanopportunity

forustoshare ourtraditional food

gathering techniques, tribal stories,

and the mahi we are undertaking

around the takiwa to protect and

restore wetlands.’’

Akupengananga(whitebait net), a

carvedwooden patu (fishingclub), a

flax aho(fishing line),mahe(sinkers),

andmatau (fishhooks) are some of the

specialtaonga on display.

‘‘Each taonga tellsits ownstory. It is

incredible how clever our tipuna

(ancestors) were, these taonga are

works of art.

‘‘Visitors can seetraditional

fishhooks expertly carved fromnative

wood, as well as abeautiful

prengrenga (gaiters) which have been

woven using muka fibre carefully

extracted from harakekeleaves.’’

Historic South Island Survey maps,

known as the Black Maps, willbeon

display toshowthe locations of

wetlands in Canterbury prior to the

masslandmodification during the

mid­19th Century.

The walls of the exhibition will

feature historic and contemporary

photographsofwetlands aroundthe

NgaiTahutakiwaand describe

various conservationprojects and

partnerships under waytorestore

wetlandsand bring back native

wildlife.

Te RunangaoNgaiTahuchief

executive Arihia Bennett says the

exhibition is an opportunity for New

Zealanders to learn more about Ngai

Tahu traditions.

‘‘It is fantastictoshowcase the mahi

of the iwi and the wider community to

restore ourmahinga kai. Becauseof

their efforts, whanau can continue

with our traditional foodgathering

practices, while preserving wetlands

for future generations.’’

Head of Libraries and Information

Carolyn Robertson saysChristchurch

City Librariesisproud to hostthe

exhibition.

This is thesecondNgai Tahu

exhibitionthat we have been fortunate

to host in Turanga,and likethe first

exhibition, Ka Huru Manu, it provides

auniqueinsightinto therelationship

Ngai Tahu has with the natural

environment. Maori Library Services

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sessions for students Year 7to10to

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

21

Seagull Style ... Brothers Sam (8) and Henry (9) Rijpma sell their wares on High Street,

Rangiora, last week.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Boys on amission to create

anew holiday Seagull Style

By DAVID HILL

Two enterprising local boyswere doing

their bit to raise funds to support those

in need last week.

Fernside School pupils Henry (9) and

Sam (8) Rijpma spend part of their

schoolholidays establishing their own

brand Seagull Style and with the help of

their parents, GabeRijpma and Bridget

Hope, imported some jewellery to sell.

‘‘Theywanted to do something and we

came up with aproject,’’ Gabe says.

‘‘Theysat down withmeand came up

with alogo design on the computer and

created the signs and had alesson with

mum on merchandising.’’

Last Thursday morningthe boysset up

astall outside mum’s Magpie Style shop

in High Street, Rangiora, with the goalof

donating half of their proceeds to

Rangiora’s City MissionStore.

‘‘We’ve had afew customers and they

think it’sprettygood,’’ Sam said, from

behindhis stall.

After selling $200worth of jewelleryin

ashort time, the boys packedupbefore

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Overcoming starting school anxieties

By DAVID HILL

Local schools hope to easethe

anxieties for parentswith

children starting school.

Schools in the Katote Kahui

Ako (Kaiapoiarea community

of learning) will host a

‘‘starting schoolexpo’’ in

Kaiapoi High School’s Hiwii­te­rangi

(gymnasium) on

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6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Expoorganiser and Tuahiwi

School new entrant kaiako

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‘‘It’saneutralspacewhere

parentscan hearfrom local

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‘‘Therehas been interest

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concerns, adietitianwill talk

about healthylunchesand

North Canterbury Dental

Health will be on hand to talk

about dental needs.

New entrant kaiakofrom

eachofthe participating

schools will discuss staff

expectationsfor their

tamarikistarting school.

Community Wellbeing

North Canterbury’s Mana Ake

staff will be present,while

resource teachersoflearning

and behaviour will promote

the importanceofpay.

Ministry of Social

Developmentstaff will

provide information about the

cost of schooluniforms and

stationery,while Connected.

govt.nz staffwill discuss

options for parentsonce their

children start school,

including training,

employment and education.

Ngai Tahu representatives

will promote WhaiRawa, an

initiative similar to

KiwiSaver which tamariki can

be signed up for.

Sporting opportunities,

digital safetyadvice and

budgeting serviceswill also

be promoted,while

WaimakaririDistrictCouncil

staff will promote services

available to families,such as

libraries.

‘‘We have avariety of

independent agencies coming

together so parentsdon’thave

to feellike they areontheir

own,’’MsWilliamssays.

‘‘The Mana Ake staff are

finding there is more demand

for children with anxiety

starting schooland with Covid

it is aheightened, worrying

time.’’

She says dentistsare

Starting school ... AKaiapoi schools expo will give tips to parents of children starting school.

noticing children’s teethare

not growing properly and

developing enamel, which is

thought to be along term

impact from anxiety from

events suchasearthquakes

and Covid.

The schools haveplans in

placetorun the eventunder

AlertLevel 2.

‘‘We just have to cap our

numbers and our stall holders

willbespreadout and we will

haveseats for peopletosit

on,’’ Racheal says. ‘‘If there’s

stricter alertlevel settings we

would havetopostpone.’’

There will be the usual

protocolswith maskwearing,

signinginand hand sanitiser

provided.Whilethere is no

needtoregister, numbers will

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be monitored subject to Level

2restrictions.

The KatoteKahui Ako

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NEWS

The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

25

CRICKET

Cheviotkept itscalmtopull off alast

over thriller against Seftoninthe latest

round of countrycricket on Saturday.

Darfieldsuffered its firstloss of the

season, while athunderous century

fromLeeston­Southbridge's

Canterburyplayer Harry Chamberlain

were other highlights in theweekend’s

CRVAmbreed CountryPremier One

Day2021/22competition.

At CanterburyCountry’s immaculate

home of cricket, MainPower Oval in

Rangiora, the CheviotMagpieswon the

tossand elected to batfirst.

Batting at number 3, Archie Redfern

starred by compiling 79 runs off 124

balls, getting timely support from

Harry Fitzpatrick, who chippedinwith

47 off 69.

Afterbeing 179/4, with seven overs to

go, Cheviot ended up being all out in

the 45th andfinal over for a

competitive212.

AngusSidey and Will Smithknocked

the top off the Sefton batting order

before Canterbury’s Fraser Sheat

steadied theship,making 38 off 63

balls.

Cheviot continued to get wickets and,

despite gifting 35 extras, squeezed the

game.

While stalwart Tim Harrison was at

the crease,Sefton wouldstill have felt

it hadthe game in control.

WithSidey giventhe final over, he

bowledHarrison for38runs off 46 balls

to claim the high­tension four­run win.

Weedons overcame Darfield in alowscoring

affair at WeedonsDomain

through asolidteam effort.

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BRayner 71, GDunlop 71, L

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Mid­Week MenatHawarden, October

6: BrianGillshot 73.

Despite fielding astrong battinglineup,

Darfieldwas rolled forjust 110runs

on aslow,but consistent early­season

pitch.

Weedons was made to work hard in

chasingthe low total, but knockedoff

theruns with five wickets and15 overs

in hand.

Southbrook suffered aheavy loss

awaytoLeeston­Southbridge on

Saturday.

Despite ahalf­century from ex­Black

Cap Shanan Stewart (51 off91) and 48

from openerTyler Bruce,Southbrook

was all out for143 runs in the 42nd

over.

Leeston­Southbridge, through

Canterburyrep pairing Will Williams

(32 not out off 41 balls) andHarry

Chamberlain’s spectacular unbeaten

106,which came offjust 61 balls and

included sixsixes, strolled to aninewicket

win.

Lincoln'sgame against Oxford­

Rangiora was abandoned due to pitch

conditions while Ohoka had thebye.

Short scorecards:

Cheviot 212(ARedfern 79, H

Fitzpatrick 47,ASidey 21,HDarling

20; LTaylor 3/48, TWaller2/38, M

Laffey 2/49)beat Sefton208 (F Sheat 38,

THarrison 38, MCampbell30, MLaffey

20;SBurnett 3/32, ASidey 2/36, W

Smith 2/41).

Darfield110 (J Frew28; ADeb3/9,J

Richards 2/7, JParker 2/17, BCoburn

2/26)lost to Weedons 111/5(BCoburn

28,BNightingale 25;LFoulkes 2/21, Z

Foulkes 2/26).

Southbrook 143 (S Stewart51, TBruce

48;WMacfarlane 3/2, TGruijters 2/11,

TBurt2/19, JSimpson 2/35) lostto

Leeston­Southbridge 146/1(H

Chamberlain 106no,WWilliams 32no).

Mid­Week Women, October 7

Combined stableford: AWilshire and

BPettigrew78points.

9Holers, October 6atKaiapoi: J

Evans 19, MCarpenter 15, IPettigrew

15, LEdwards 15.

Waimakariri GorgeWomen’s Golf

Championship Finals Day

18holes

Senior: Champion, NWeavers,gross

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368;Best Nett: KChappell 145.

Intermediate:Champion, JBlarch,

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392;Best Nett: Te Awa143.

Junior: Champion,SMardon, gross

436;Runner­up, MRobertson, gross,

448;Best Nett: IBeets­Huchshorn 151.

Nineholes

Champion, SMcDonald,gross 240;

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EARTHMOVING

26 The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

Kaiapoi regeneration work continuing

By DAVID HILL

Work continues on Kaiapoi’s

regenerationprojects, morethan

adecade on from the September

2010 earthquake.

Around two­thirdsofthe 65

projects identified in the

WaimakaririResidential Red

Zone Recovery Plan,which was

adoptedbythe Waimakariri

District Council in February

2017, have been completed under

budget,district regeneration

implementation projectmanager

Duncan Roxborough says.

‘‘All of the short and medium

term projects we have been

workingonare complete or will

be completed overthe next

couple of years, and it’s areal

asset for the community.’’

An initial budget of $18.3

millionwas set in the 2018/28

Long Term Plan (LTP), with $12.3

millionspent as at June30this

year.

This spend does not include

the infrastructure recovery work

completed in the years

immediately following the

earthquakes.

The revisedregeneration

implementation budget was set

at $3.3 millioninthisyear’sLTP

for the remainingprojectsover

the next few years.

While the earthquakes may

have have happened more than

10 years ago and most of the

recovery and regenerationwork

has been completed, several of

the projects are long term and

even multi­generational, Mr

Roxborough says.

‘‘The budget doesn’t include

any memorial gardens

development, as the timeframe

for that in the recoveryplan was

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Regeneration ... Waimakariri District Council water environment

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Brown check up on the Beswick stormwater basin and the Honda Forest,

two of Kaiapoi's regeneration projects.

PHOTOS: FILE

30 yearsout, as it foresaw a

future need.

‘‘TheHonda Forest project has

been abig success and willbe

largely finishedoff over the next

yearortwo, but it’s also ongoing

because it willrequire

maintenance and as it grows

some plants willnaturallytake

over.

‘‘Andin100 years there willbe

an established forest.’’

Over the lastfew years council

staffhave completed several

projects, including developing

the Kaiapoi FoodForest and the

Norman Kirk Park sports fields.

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and Marine Precinct project had

an additional budgetof$10.4

million, with $9.6 millionspent to

date, Mr Roxborough says.

‘‘And before that we did the

enabling works, including site

clearances and earthworks.

‘‘We broughtin70,000cubic

metresoffill,and then we’ve

built everything on top of that.

‘‘And at the same time we did

some of the drainage

improvements within the

regenerationareas.’’

Ongoing work includes the

proposed KaiapoiCommunity

Hub and the heritage and

mahinga kai project, which are

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farm tracks

•Subdivisions

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year.

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The community hub is

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overall project willcost

considerably more, with external

fundingbeingsought.

Communityorganisations,

including Satisfy Food Rescue,

the KaiapoiMen’s Shedand the

Kaiapoi Croquet Club, willalso

bring theirown funding.

The heritage and mahingakai

project is expected to take about

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The rowing precinct project, in

partnership with the St

Margaret’s College,and Union

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take about two years and include

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The Kaiapoi’s $18 million

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The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

27

LOTT CONTRACTING ADVERTISING FEATURE

River repair work ... Flood recovery work is ongoing following the May 31 flood event.

Flood work ongoing

Waimakariri’sfloodrepair bill is less

than originally thought.

In reports preparedbyWaimakariri

District Council utilities and roading

manager Gerard Cleary and recovery

manager Simon Hart,the cost to the

council fromthe May 31 flood eventis

$2.82million, less than the $3.5 million

approved by the councilinMarch.

Whilethe official recoveryfrom the

May 31 floodevent is complete, with the

majorinfrastructureissues largely

resolved,anumberofprojects are

ongoing and this work will be

undertaken by the utilities and roading

team.This includes repairs to bridge

approaches,such as scouring

protection.

The reportsidentifiedthe need for

continuedmonitoring of river flows,

which continue to be high and result in

fordsremaining closed.

Work to repair damage aroundfords

will occur alongside Environment

Canterbury’s (ECan) riverworksand as

riverflows allow.

Further grading on unsealed roads

across the networkisneededtoaddress

issues with damageand potholing due to

ongoing wet weatherand saturated

pavements.

Ongoing work will be needed to secure

the LeesValley access ways, including

the Whistler Bridge whichremains

exposed to river scouring and was

previously protected by gabions.

Re­shaping of the abutments at both

ends of Whistler Bridge and at Five

Gullies Bridge willbeneeded, as these

remain exposed through alack of robust

The Widest Music Variety

PHOTO: FILE

rock protection, the report says.

Ongoing work is needed around the

‘‘Okuku Cluster’’,asresidents were

adversely affected by the Okuku River

breakout. ECanhas begun discussions

with residentsabout future river

protection options and future river

ratingareas.

Working is continuing with ECan at

the Pines Kairakiarea on BeachRoad to

co­ordinateand repair the headwall

structure, the upstream headwall of the

culvert, and to makemodificationstothe

culvert, flapgate and stopbank at

Kairaki Creek.

Further investigation is needed into

the Smarts Road and Feathers Road

area,where overland flooding caused

issues at anumber of properties.

Around 245 service requests were

received by the utilities and roading

team as aresult of the flood event and

further assessmentisneeded to

determineifany furthermaintenance or

investigation is warranted at key sites.

Therewas also asubstantial amountof

infrastructure damage surrounding the

Coopers Creekheadworks, and

connectionacross to Mountain Road.

Staffhave undertaken an options

assessment, and have recommended to

the council that this headworks be

abandoned, and the MountainRoad

properties connected to the Oxford

Rural No.1 watersupply.

Further workalongside Environment

Canterbury includesthe installation of

the stopbank at Waikuku,including the

sealing of the top of this as part of the

road network through the car park.

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since 1957.

Company founder Dave Lott began

operatingbulldozers many years

before that.

Dave was born in 1929 and at age 92

is still operating his John Deere 750J

bulldozer daily, often from dawn til

dusk.

Not only will you find Dave in the

bulldozer, but he always has his wee

fox terrier Tui, with him at work to

keep him company.

Dave started out drivingD8dozers

for the Ministry of Works on the

Roxburgh Dam.

He spent many hours workingin

freezing conditions as the dozers never

had cabs back then.

He travelled to Australia and

operated bulldozers on water schemes

and in opencast coal mines.

On his return to New Zealand, Dave

was offered the opportunity to buy an

International TD9A from Trevor

Taylor (a returned serviceman).

The business was based in Waiau

and this is where it has remained since

1957.

Dave’s son Billy also has dieselinhis

blood and joined his Dad in business in

1999.

Today they have aworkforce of 15

and operate an array of machines,

includingbulldozers, diggers, trucks,

Dave Lott at work behind the wheel of abulldozer.

PHOTO: FILE

loaders and offer shingle supplies.

The company does alarge variety of

earthworks.

‘‘We do alot of work for sheep and

beef farmers including maintenance

and track work and work in the hill

country,’’ Billy Lott says.

‘‘Most farmers around here have a

Lott Block on their farms named after

Dave.

‘‘We also do alot of work alongside

ECan, particularly around river

protection.

‘‘The majority of the original river

protection around Waiau was put in

voluntarily by Dave Lott and Waiau

locals.’’

Dave has enjoyed working on many

different farms throughout the

Hurunui and always enjoys catching

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His daily office scenery is forever

changing and never are there two days

the same.

Driving bulldozershas and will

always be his passion.

The future of Lott Contracting looks

promising with Dave’s grandchildren

sharing his love of machinery.

‘‘They are extremely lucky to have

Dave as their role model, his work

ethic is second to none and his love of

his job is what has kept his own tracks

turning for so long,’’ Billy says.

Dave has no plans to slow down

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

Sun wanted after cold spring

By DAVID HILL

North Canterbury farmers are looking

for sunshine afteraslow start to spring.

Federated Farmers North

Canterbury sharemilkers

spokesperson Theo Sneek, of Oxford, is

looking forwardtosome sun afterthe

colder weather and recentrain meant

spring conditions arrivedthreeweeks

later thannormal.

‘‘Wehad agoodcalving seasonand

we’ve had agoodrun with staff, we’ve

got agood team so we are pretty happy.

‘‘And we had enough feed on hand,

but some farmers were struggling for

feedwith everything beingtwo to three

weeks laterthan normal.’’

Coming off the autumn drought,

farmers have endured awet winter and

earlyspring,meaning thereisplentyof

moisture about, Mr Sneek says.

‘‘I think it will be good for November

withsome sunny weather.’’

Production has been down compared

to last season, but there is plentyof

time to pick it up with fine summer and

autumn weather.

Whilethere is ashortage of workers

in the sector, Mr Sneek says he has had

no trouble finding and retaining good

staffbyensuring they are paidproperly

for thehours they do.

‘‘I think it is hard to find people, but

there’sstill too many instanceswhere

people don’t get paidright.’’

Federated Farmers North

Canterbury meat and woolvicechairperson

Stu Fraser, who farms

beside the Hurunui River, says spring

grass growth has beenslow,but

lambing was gone well.

‘‘Our lamb survival has been better

thanaverageand now we’re just

waitingonthings to catchup.’’

Federated Farmers North

Canterbury presidentCaroline Amyes

saysfarmers have reported a

challengingstart to spring.

‘‘Weare just starting to get some good

growth now which is good.

‘‘The windhas causedsame damage

to infrastructureand irrigators,but

Slow start ... Farmers are optimistic

despite aslow start to spring.

PHOTO: FILE

fortunately therehas also beenplenty

of rain so the irrigators haven’t missed

out.

‘‘Spring has been variable with

growth rates lower than expected,but

it seems to be coming out the other

side.’’

On the positive side, milkprices are

strong and meat prices are holding

steady,she says.

But fertiliser prices are high and

costs of production are increasing due

in part to delaysover imports.

While Covid­19 Alert Level 2has had

minimalimpactonfarm,farmers are

disappointed not to havethe usual

spring A&P shows to attend, Ms Amyes

says.

‘‘It wouldhave beenreally good to

have the Canterbury Show to helplift

morale,but hopefully it will go ahead

next year and people will support it

becausewedon’twant that to

disappear.’’

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Willow, oldman’sbeard and 4WDvehicle

control willcome under the spotlight at

thenextmeetingofthe Waipara

CatchmentRivercareGroup.

DennisBuurman, fromKaikouraVines­

Free, willtalk aboutold man's beardand

theexperiencehis group has had with

controllinglarge areas of the vine.

Nick Ledgard, fromthe Ashley­

RakahuriRivercareGroupwill talk on the

group’s experienceover thepast 20 years

with vehiclesinthe riverbed, andDavid

Owen, who is leading Environment

Canterbury’s willow control workonthe

lowerreaches of the Waipara River, will

give apresentation on thislargeproject.

Workinggroups have been set up to

work throughthese issues.

Meanwhile aMission Statement, a

Vision and afunding andlegalstructure

areonthedrawingboard, and theaims of

thegroupwereclarified at itsSeptember

meeting.

Group facilitator Rima Herbersays

fundsare now being applied for through

theHurunuiDistrict Landcare Trust, to

make her roleapaid one foreighthours a

week.

Other funding streamsare being sought

to ensure workcontinues on restoringthe

natural character and vitality of the river,

protectingand enhancingthe native

biodiversityand ensuringthere is a

pristine riverfor everyonetoenjoy now

andinthe future.

At its SeptembermeetingLeigh Love,

thereknowned amateur fossilhunterfrom

Waipara, gave ahalf­hourpresentationon

hisfossilhunting journey in the river.His

findshave added to the historical

importance of the river, locally and

internationally.

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OneofLeigh’s most interestingfindswas

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previously found, which showed that

penguins were likelyaround at the same

time as thedinosaurs.

Over 10 new speciesofpenguin and

flyingbirds, including agiantpenguinthat

stands as tall as an adult human, havebeen

unearthed so far,and there is every

expectation thatmore bones will come to

light as thecliffs erode awayexposing

fossils ready to succumb to Leigh’s vigilant

searching.

Right from the start Leigh decided to gift

allhis finds to the Canterbury museum,

whichnow canclaimtohouse not onlythe

world’soldest penguin fossilsbut also the

world’smost complete specimen of any

bird thatlived duringthe 10 million years

following the extinctionofthe dinosaurs.

TheWaipara River alsoboasts oneofthe

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meteorstruck the Mexico coast 65 million

years agocausing theextinctionofthe

dinosaurs and 95 percent of allliving

species on Earth.

Fossilsinthe WaiparaRiverare from

before andafter this event including

80­million­year­oldoyster beds.

As wellasavarietyofunique bird

fossils, the river hasyielded giant turtles,

bivalves, fish, corals,sponges, plants,giant

sharks andmarine reptile; including

mosasaur, plesiosaur andichthyosaur.

Theteeth of 17 different speciesofshark

have been found in theWaipara

Greensand (credittoAlManneringand Dr

NortonHiller), and Leigh has collected

many of theseonhis fossil hunting

expeditions,oftenfindingthem exposed in

theclifffaces.

Thenext meeting is on October26, at

7pminthe Waipara Hall. Workinggroups

andanyoneinterested in willows, old

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32 The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

Young boxers taking it to the next level

BOXING

By JOHN COSGROVE

For the first time, atrio of

youngCanterbury boxers have

started specialist training with

High Performance Sport New

Zealand.

All three, however, are no

strangerstothe pressures of

national­level competition.

DanielMeehan (18), from

Smiling Tigers, Hameura

Tainui (17), of Woolston, and

Leon Gibson (17), of Waikuku,

are all age group,nationaland

Golden Glove champions.

Nowthey have the

opportunity of taking their

sporting careers in new

directions.

Forthe next six months,they

will be individually mentored

by specialistsatthe HPSNZ

centre near Jellie Park.

They willlearn about

preparation, fitness, mental

conditioning and nutrition.

HPSNZ regional manager

Andrew Ellis says it is the first

time they have invited athletes

at this youth age level andlike

their coaches, he believes it

means alot for the sport here in

Canterbury.

‘‘It's partofthe pilotscheme

for HPSNZ’s newregional

model due in 2022 with its focus

on developing talent in regional

sports,’’ he says.

Aimed at formalising the

career pathwaysofyoung

talented athletes, by helping

them to progress towards elite

and eventually country

representation.

‘‘We invite them, their

families and coaches to a

meeting where we learn all

about what they are doing, what

theyunderstand about the

pathways open to themand the

levels of performance theyare

seeking,’’ Mr Ellis says.

‘‘It’s aboutdiscovering their

aspirations on andoff the field.

‘‘We try to find someofthe

rocks that need to be shifted at

this stage in their careers.

‘‘Everyoneisdifferent, so it is

not about them sitting there

having someone just telling

them what to do, they must lead

the project.’’

HPSNZisalso running a

regional coaching pilotscheme

at the same time, with 12

emerging coaches fromprehigh

performance

environments learning how to

build their coaching

capabilities in alignment with

their athletes.

Woolston head coach Holly

Sullivan says it is awonderful

opportunity for young athletes

inthe junior boxing

programme.

‘‘Thereisalot of talent in the

grassrootssport here,but often

it’s only the mainstream

national levelsports that have

access to HPSNZ,’’ she says.

Ms Sullivan says it is eyeopeningasitgives

her, as a

coach, an insightinto the

resources they have.

Rising star ... Leon Gibson (17, centre), of Waikuku, is receiving specialist training from High Performance

Sport New Zealand.

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‘‘We have somereal talent

herebut we are lacking

pathways guidance for our

athletes.

‘‘With support like this, it

helps us as coaches and

encourages the athletes that

there is apathway forward and

achancetohit someoftheir

goals.’’

Smiling Tigers coach Mark

Fuller says it will be an

invaluable experience for the

young men.

‘‘Daniel has already had a

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he wasenjoying the

opportunities offered.

‘‘The specialist coaches there

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community…

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

Parking Strategy Plans for Future Growth

The Council is planning forthe future of parking in the

Waimakariri District with the dra District Parking

Strategyreleasedthis week forcommunity feedback.

The Strategy follows an informal parking survey

completed earlier this year, which identified parking

challenges from the community’s perspective.

According to the 400 respondents, the top three

issues were: anundersupply of carparks (49% of

contributors), traffic flow/congestion onthe main

streets in the town centres (39%), and limited town

centre parking for all day workers (37%).

The Council estimates that within the Rangiora

Town Centre alone, an additional 800 carparks

will be needed by2048. Vanessa Thompson,

Business and Centres Advisor, says the dra

doesn’t get into detailed planning about where and

how parking will be provided, rather it provides

strategic direction for parking management in the

Waimakariri District.

“It aims to strike ahealthy balance between a

range of issues such as our growing population,

community expectations, transport emission

targets, alternative transport modes and costs to

the ratepayer,” says Vanessa.

The dra District Parking Strategy contains 18

policies which each cover different aspects of

parking such as the supply of new parks, parking

enforcement, priced parking and signage.

Vanessa says the Council is keen to hear feedback

from the community on the concepts and ideas

contained within the strategy.

Residents can view the full document and have

their say at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

Council Services onLabour Day

With the long weekend on its way, the Council

is reminding residents that afew services will

change on Labour Day.

Council Service Centres and Libraries

Service Centres will be closed on Labour Day and

reopen on Tuesday 26 October.

Libraries will be closed on Labour Day and reopen

on Tuesday 26 October.

Rubbish and Recycling Collection

Kerbside rubbish, organics and recycling will be

collected as normal on Labour Day.

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and

Oxford Transfer Station

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park is open on

Labour Day from 8.30am-4.30pm.

Oxford Transfer Station is closedasper normal hours.

Aquatic Facilities

On Labour Day, the Aquatic Facilities in Kaiapoi and

Rangiora will be open between 10am-7pm. Normal

hours resume onTuesday 26October.

Visitors are strongly encouraged tomake a

booking tovisit the pools tohelp staff manage

demand while maintaining two metre distancing

requirements. When you book, you'll be provided

with your own area of the pool to enjoy with

your bubble.

Waikuku Beach Paddling Pool is open from

Saturday 23 October. Remember to bring

sunscreen and ahat as the shade sail won't be

installed until aer Guy Fawkes. There will be

aCovid-19 QR code on the gate, and please

remember to try and maintain distance between

yourself and other family bubbles.

The Oxford Community Aquatic Facility will open

in November.

Urgent Enquiries

For urgent enquiries such as noise control or

animal management, please call the aer hours

service on 0800 965 468. If you spot something in

our District such as apothole, vandalism, litter or a

damaged footpath, you can report it instantly from

amobile phone using Snap Send Solve.

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Rangiora –Saturday 30 October

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Kaiapoi –Sunday 31October

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We’re updating the District Plan to ensure it

enables economic and residential growth,

while protecting the things that make

Waimakariri special.

The Proposed District Plan is open for your

feedback until 5pm on Friday 26 November.



ABOUT THE

DRAFT DISTRICT

PARKING STRATEGY

In arecent parking survey, our community

told uswhat they saw asthe key parking

issues for Waimakariri.

Respondents wanted ittobeeasier to find parks

in town centres and have options for parking

longer than two hours. They wanted parking

to remain affordable, while also supporting

alternative transport options that could reduce

the need for private vehicles.

We’ve now produced adra District Parking

Strategy which plans for the future parking

needs of our growing District and wewant

your feedback.

Have your say waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk


Public Notices

Upcoming Council

meetings

The following meetings will

be held in November 2021.All

meetings will be held in the

Council Chamber, 215 High Street,

Rangiora, unless otherwise stated.

CANCELLATION OF MEETING

Utilities and Roading Committee

Meeting previously advertised for Tuesday

26 October 2021 at 3:30pm to be held in

the Council Chamber, has been CANCELLED.

CWMS Waimakariri Water Zone

Committee

Monday 1November at 3:30pm.

Council

Tuesday 2November at1pm.

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Wednesday 3November at7pm in the

Ohoka Community Hall, Mill Road, Ohoka.

(The Public Forum section of the agenda

will occur from 7pm to 7.20pm.)

Woodend-Seon Community Board

Monday8November at6pm at theWoodend

Community Centre, School Road, Woodend.

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board

Wednesday 10November at7pm.

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

Monday 15 November at5pm in the

Kaikanui Room, at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centre, 176Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

Audit and Risk Committee

Tuesday 16November at9am.

Extraordinary Council (to adopt the

Annual Report)

Tuesday 16November atnoon.

Land and Water Committee

Tuesday 16November at1pm.

Utilities and Roading Committee

Tuesday 16November at4pm.

To ensure compliance with theCovid-19

restrictions,some of themeetings’

arrangementsmay change. Pleasecheck

theCouncil’s websitewaimakariri.govt.nz

forthe latest updates.

Allmeetingsare open to thepublic.

Agendas areavailable twoworking days

priortothe meeting at waimakariri.govt.nz

Sarah Nichols

GovernanceManager

MILITARYEXERCISE

Exercise AlphaWolf

28 October–4November 2021

Thegeneral public is to be advised thataNew

Zealand Army Exercise will be conductedinthe

Oxford Forest area over the period

28 Oct–4Nov 2021.

Theexercise will involveupto60personnel of

Alpha Company, 2nd/1st Battalion, RoyalNew

Zealand InfantryRegimentfrom

Burnham MilitaryCamp.

Training will involvesoldiers conducting foot

patrols and vehicle movementinthe vicinityof

Oxford Forest.

Blank rounds and pyrotechnics maybeused

from 9am 28th Octuntil 2pm 4th November.The

exercise will also involvethe movementoftroops

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TheNew Zealand Army takes firerisk seriously and

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The Rotary Club of Rangiora awards agrant each

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,

to assist ayoung person about to leave school to

undertake further training at an education centre,

polytechnic or university.

The grant, to a value of $5000, will be awarded

to ayoung person living in either the Waimakariri

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Coppard Reserve -Leithfield

Proposed Changes to the Reserves Management Plan -Have yourSay!

Coppard Reserve is situated between Old Main North Road, Brighton Street and

RamsgateStreetinLeithfield.

Each of our reserves has amanagement plan attached to it that outlines the care,

protection anddevelopment of the reserve, andcollectively forms part of our district

wide Reserves Management Plan.

During the 2021-2031 LongTermPlanConsultation Council received asubmission

to consider additional beautification ideas and also to add fitness equipment to

the reserve. In order for these changes to be implemented, the Coppard Reserve

Management Plan needs to be amended, under the Reserves Management Act

1977.

We want to hear your thoughts onthe proposal.

Sendusyourwritten commentsorobjections to us by either:

•Emailing us at: submission@hurunui.govt.nz

•Writing to us at: HurunuiDistrictCouncil, PO Box 13,Amberley 7441

•Online at:https://laffs.hurunui.govt.nz/Forms/j8NLs

Don’t forget to letusknow if youwould like to speak to your submission.

Copies ofthe 2021 Draft Coppard Reserve Management Plan are available from

www.hurunui.govt.nz/have-your-say/consultations or from the Hurunui District

Council Offices, Carters Road,Amberley.

Forfurther informationpleasecontact: community@hurunui.govt.nz

Pleaseensurewereceive yoursubmission by 5.00pm, Tuesday 21 December2021.

NORTH CANTERBURY

FISH&GAME COUNCIL

DECLARATION OF ELECTIONRESULT

2021 COUNCIL ELECTION

Having beendulyappointedReturning Officer pursuanttoSection 3ofthe Fish andGame Council

Elections Regulations 1990, Iherebydeclare theresultsofthe election thatclosed on Friday8October

2021for the election of EIGHT (8) Council members for theNorth CanterburyFish &GameRegion.

Candidate

Votes Received

STRONG, Alan John 455

COLL, Dave 438

ISITT,Trevor Lewis 438

MUSSON, Phillip 417

COSTER, Niall 402

LLOYD, Ken 387

BARRON, Dave 381

O’KEEFE, Richard 379

DULEY,Willie 351

MCKENZIE, Callum 284

JONES, Matt 255

BUNTING, Grant 191

GRAHAM-SAMSON, Harry 176

MEHLHOPT,Jarrad 150

EXTON, Ben 149

HYDE, Stewart 133

GRANT,Colin 107

LEGGE, Gordon Robert Edwin 44

INFORMAL 0

BLANK 0

Itherefore declare Dave BARRON, Dave COLL, Niall COSTER, Trevor Lewis ISITT,Ken LLOYD,

Phillip MUSSON, Richard O’KEEFE and Alan John STRONG to be duly elected to the North

CanterburyFish &Game Council.

The voting returnpercentage was 27.75%, of which61.83% voted online and 38.17%votedbypost.

Warwick Lampp

Returning Officer –North CanterburyFish&Game Council

electionz.com Ltd

Free phone 0800 666 040

iro@electionz.com

Smokefree nowincludes Vapefree

All smokefree public areas in Hurunui District are now also vapefree.

These areasinclude:

• Councilplaygrounds.

• Councilparks and reserves.

• Councilswimmingpools.

• Councilcemeteries.

• Areas within a10 metre radius ofthe main entrances ofall Council libraries,

ServiceCentres,Community facilities and halls.

• All indoor areas of Councilrentalproperties.

• All eventsrun by Council.

• The current Hanmer Springs smokefree and vapefree zone which includes

theentire CBD.

NB: The changes tothis strategy have been made inconsultation with representatives

from the Cancer Society and Canterbury District Health Board, who are considered to be

effectively and respectively representing the public interests of the district. Please ensure

we receiveyoursubmissionby5.00pm,Tuesday 21 December 2021.

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SAWMILL

TIMBER

WORKER

We are abusy Sawmill in

North Canterbury looking

for an enthusiastic Timber

Worker to join our

team.

This is a full time permanent

position.

If you want to be part of a

great team, are keen to

learn &have agood work

ethic, please contact us

today.

Send your CV to Maree:-

hrs@sutherland.co.nz or

phone 03 3274830

LOCAL factory work, a

variety of shifts. Forklift

roles, traffic control, sawmill

roles. Immediate starts

for the right people. We

don’t always advertise the

roles we have. For more

information contact

Daphne at Superior

Personnnel 313 6180.

Trade&Services

A PAINTER WITH

PASSION! Local painter

with 30 years of quality and

integrity in all aspects of

painting. Phone Mike on

021 0903 8546.

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

CARAVANS &

MOTORHOMES,

Interior &exterior repairs,

maintenance & upgrades.

Solar, satellite, awning

installations. Sheetmetal,

light engineering &welding

services. Professional

coachbuilder specializing

in the RV industry 25 years.

Call Darryl @ Advanced

Auto Homes 027 220 6566.

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.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

GUTTER cleaning summer

special. No obligation

free quote! Spouting repairs

/ replacement / cleaning.

Call 0508 SPOUTING.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

Local Democracy

Reporter

-NorthCanterbury

Jobtype: Fixed term–24months

Location: Rangiora

Closingdate:October29, 2021

Are you an outstandingreporter looking for anew challengeand wanting

to serve your community?

Allied Press, with the supportofRNZ and NZ On Air’s PublicInterest

Journalism Fund,ishiring ajournalisttojoin Local Democracy Reportingin

2022 and2023 from the North CanterburyNews office in Rangiora.

Youwillbecoveringlocal authoritiesand otherpublicly-funded

organisations, but alsogoing out and talking to thepeopleaffected by

theseorganisations’decisions, sharing their stories,and comingupwith

your own stories on similartopics.

Your focuswill be providing great publicinterestjournalism coveragedaily

throughoutthe NorthCanterbury regionincluding Waimakariri, Hurunui

and Kaikōura. This is amulti-media role so experienceinvideo,audio and

photography would be an advantage.

Youwillreport to Allied Press’North Canterbury bureau chief. Youwill

receive extra training and support from RNZ, and your workwillbemade

available at the sametime to all of the programme’smedia partners,

including RNZ.

This could be ajunior,intermediate or senior roledependingonthe

successful candidate.Weare looking for someone with as many of the

following qualities as possible.You don’t need allofthese to apply,but you

do needtohave at leasttwo years’reporting experience (although in some

caseswemay also consider exceptionalapplicants with only one year’s

experience).

•Able to spotastrongstory and makeitcome alive for your audience

•Able to meet the highest standards of accuracy,fairness and balance

•UnderstandingofTeTiritioWaitangi

•Someknowledge of local government

•Excellent writing skills

Thisisafull-timerole for afixedterm(throughto31December2023).

Assistancewith relocationcosts may be considered.

Applications closeOctober29, 2021.

Please submit your CV along with your cover letterand worksamplesto

recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz

Visit RNZ’swebsite for more

informationabout the LDR service:

Thursday,August2,2018 | Issue 808 | www.ncnews.co.nz

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr

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.

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.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

Trade &Services

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.

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.

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

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

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

2220615

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

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

Situations Vacant

2225862

2362002

SUMMER IS COMING …AND WE NEED YOUR HELP

We have extended our retail showroom and enlarged our drive thru, and now we need you!

We are seeking applications from outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic people to join our team and havethe following

SeasonalFixed Term positions available:

Inwards Goods /Storeperson

• Mon –Fri up to 40 hours.

• Mustbephysically fit and strong.

• Will be required to lift and carry heavy products all day.

• Work as part of ateam.

• Beable to think proactively.

• Work hard and smart.

• Mustbecustomer focused.

• Forkliftlicence wouldhelp.

• Musthavea“Can do” attitude

Retail Sales and Retail Sales Support

Team Members

• Weekend work required

• Upto40hours

• Mustbecustomer focused

• Working inside and outside

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong

• Will be required to climb ladders and use lifting

equipment

• Will be required to pick, carry,assemble and deliver

heavy products

• Work as part of ateam

• Beable to think proactively

• Work hard and smart

Garden Products Team Member

• Weekend work required

• Upto40hours

• Mustbecustomer focused

• Working inside and outside

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong

• Will be required to climb ladders and use lifting

equipment

• Work as part of ateam

• Beable to think proactively

• Work hard and smart

Customer Service Checkout Team

• Weekend work required.

• Upto40hours.

• Mustbecustomer focused.

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong.

• Will be required to collect trolleys.

• Will be required to assist customers with purchases to

their vehicles.

• Work as part of ateam.

• Beable to think proactively.

• Work hard and smart.

• Able to take aturnonany ofthe various roles in these

positions

• Confident to act as our “greeter”

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policyinplace, apre-employment drug test and medical will be required

If any of these positions sound like you, send your application and CV to:

Seasonal Fixed Term Roles

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega

PO Box 1003

Rangiora 7440

or email applications@mcalpines.co.nz

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICHPOSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR

JUNIOR YARDPERSON /

SALESPERSON REQUIRED

Full time hours, Monday to Friday

No experience necessary, must

have drivers license

Email Geffin@morrisoncars.co.nz

Trade&Services

Paving

Patio &Pathways

-New or Existing

Free Quotes

–Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson

027 699 5815 03 313 7933

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

2401953

LANDSCAPES

027 216 0000

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

2253902

Wanted To Buy

ANTIQUE Tool Collector

wanting to buy Joiners &

Builders Tools-Metal

Brace, Planes, Hand Drills,

Drill Press, Scribes, Spoke

Shaves, Chisels, Squares,

Calipers, Tack Hammers,

Screwdrivers, Saws, Wood

vice, G & Sash Clamps,

Pulleys Blow Torch, Plumb

Bobs, Anvil, Old Style

Safe, Oil Cans &Bottles,

Pay up to $100 for small

minature tools, Violin

Planes, Ivory Rulers,

Jewellers Tools etc. Also

old garden tools. Buy

single item, collection,

workshop lots. Phone Murray

021 441 400.

2428434

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or

313 1878.

$$$

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

SITUATIONS VACANT

RECEPTIONIST(Full Time)

2421767

An opportunity has arisen for aFull Time

Receptionist / Administration role at our

AccountancyPractice in Rangiora.

The role is a full-time position with the

standard hours being 8.30am to 5.00pm

Monday to Friday. Ideally the applicant will

live locallyand be part of thelocal Community.

The successful applicant will have experience

in a reception type role that has included

dealingwiththe public andtyping. In addition

to this some tax administration and orsome

basic accounting experience would be of

considerablebenefit.

We are looking for aperson with anoutgoing

and friendly attitude that works well aspart

of ateam and is prepared tolend ahand

were ever needed alongside their core role as

receptionist.

If this sounds of interest to you, please send

your CV to:

GeoffWhite

Prosser Quirke Limited

PO Box4

RANGIORA 7440

Email: geoff@prosser-quirke.co.nz

Applications closeon29thOctober 2021

if therolehas notbeenfilled prior.

Livestock

FRIESIAN Hereford

Cross Calves for sale. Well

bred calves with nice

markings, 10 days old.

Mid-Canterbury. Please

phone 027 507 7030 or 027

431 0053.

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Pets

2425366

½PRICE

DOG FOOD

MEAT2U.NZ

313 0022

2424357


GENT, single and uncomplicated,

just retired and

has spare time on hands

would like to meet asingle

slim lady who is jolly and

doesn’t take life too seriously,

for company outings

and activities. A happy

warm disposition would

match mine. Please Ph/text

027 659 4425.

Personal

SEMI RETIRED, kind,

caring man looking for a

loving relationship.

Seeking agenuine, caring

woman in her 70’s, light

drinker. Ph 020 4129 5331.

For Sale

GLASS HOUSE, new

1800 x1200. Please phone

310 7638.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. Also spraying. Free

quotes. Ph 021 111 4322.

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Motorcycles

SOUTH PACIFIC Motorcycle

services, local family

business based in Mandeville.

Repairs, servicing,

WOF etc for all road bikes,

classic bikes, farm bikes &

more. Collection service

available. Ph03312 0066

office@motorbiketours.co.nz

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

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.

FORD Falcon &Fairlane

1960 to 2000 car &ute, sw

wanted. Ph 027 271 8716.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

other types considered, any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

CLASSIFIED

The North Canterbury News, October 21, 2021

Cars Wanted

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

WANTED

Suitable for

dismantling or repairs

Ph 313 7216

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

2412522

39

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

Guide

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

2070788

Automotive &Recovery

• 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

Construction &Concrete

• New Builds &Renovations

• Light Commercial /Re-strengthening

• Project Management

• Bathrooms

• Farm Buildings

• House Lifting Re-piling

• Shop Fit Outs

2408831

Builder

40+ years experience

027 222 5078

markw.hills@xtra.co.nz

Computer Repairs

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

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DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

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

2273277

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

2276525v2

Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

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

HAVE YOU BEEN TO

OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

www.ncnews.co.nz

Visit now toview the paper online &more!

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

Ear Health

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

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

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

2420841

▪ Painting ▪ Gardening

▪ Fencing ▪ Lawn mowing

▪ All General Maintenance

Performed to the highest

standard by a straight up,

honest, Handy Guy

No job too small!

Flat hourly rate, no hidden surprises!

THE

HANDY

GUY!

Handyman

Call Guy “The Handy Guy” Now

0275 040 658

Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

2136148

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

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YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

2172994

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

Supply and Install

of Seamless Gutters

10 year no leaks

guarantee

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

• Repair or replace any type of gutter

• Undertake all insurance work

• Independently owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Servicing North CanterburyDistricts

Call Danie 021 875 462

2359362

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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Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

Windows & Doors

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

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

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

1902273

ncn1242200aa

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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•Cruise Control, 37,100km

$

22,995

2013CorollaGXHatch

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•7Airbags

2015Yaris GX Hatch

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13,995 $

10,995

•NZ-new

2019 Corolla SX Hybrid Sedan

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol

•SafetySense, Satnav, Keyless

•Only7,200km

$

33,995

Holden Spark LS

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•Bluetooth, Cruise Control

•49,050kms

$

11,995

2015Toyota Ractis

•1.3LPetrolAuto, 45,550km

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WAS$15,995

NOW $ 14,995

2014 TOYOTA SPADE

•1.5Lpetrolauto,

•4-door/left side door

•Climate,5-seater

$

13,995

2016 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•Camera ,Bluetooth

•4.5-Star Safety

$

19,995

2015Mazda6GSXSedan

•2.5LPetrol, Auto

•Satnav, Cruise, Head Up Display

• Keyless

$

18,995

2015Corolla GX Hatch

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•Rear Camera &Sensors

•62,000km

$

18,995

2015BMW320iM-Performance

•2.0L TurboPetrol, PerformanceBrakes

•Exhaust, NZ New

•Only 59,200kms

$

31,995

2017 Corolla GLXHatch

•1.8L Petrol, Auto, Alloys

•Camera, Bluetooth

•5-Star Safety, only 47,700km

$

23,995

2016 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera&Sensors

•60,000kms

$

19,995

2019 CorollaGXHatch

•2.0L PetrolAuto, 5-Star Safety

•Satnav,Alloys

•25,250kms

$

26,995

2019 CorollaGXHatch

•2.0L PetrolAuto

•Satnav ,Radar Cruise

•Only 16,500km

$

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

NOW $ 14,995

2012CamryGLSedan

•2.5LPetrolAuto

•CD&USB Connectivity

•Bluetooth

$

13,995

2009 Toyota Wish Z

•2.0L PetrolAuto, 6-seater

•Alloys, Keyless

•88,500km

WAS$14,995

NOW $ 13,995

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX

•2.4LPetrolAuto

•Alloys, Leather

•80,750kms

WAS$12,995

NOW $ 11,995

2016 HiluxSR5 4x4

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto

•Sat Nav

•Cruise Control

WAS$46,995

NOW $ 45,995

2019 LandCruiser Prado VX

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Facelift

• Leather, Safety Sense

•Only31,300kms

$

82,995

2019 Nissan Navara ST

Double Cab

•2.3LTurbo Diesel 6-Speed

•Manual, Camera $

• Satnav 45,800kms 45,995

2016 Holden Trailblazer

Colorado 7

•2.8L Turbo Diesel 4WD

•Leather,7-seater

•63,800km

$

44,995

2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

•3.2LTurboDiesel4X4,Alloys

•Satnav,Camera

• Only 39,150kms ,

$

62,995

2013Toyota AlphardSC

•2.4LPetrolAuto, 7-Seater

•DualElectricDoors

•25,250kms

WAS$36,995

NOW $ 34,995

2016 Hilux SR5 Limited 2WD

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Leather

•18”Alloys

•SportsBar &Tonneau.

$

42,995

2018NissanNavaraRX4x4

•2.3LTurbo Diesel Manual

•Alloys, Bluetooth

•Only 58,100kms

$

41,995

2018 HiluxSR5 Cruiser

•2.7LTurboDiesel, leather

•18” alloys,Tonneau

•Only 37,250km

$

60,995

2018 HiluxSExtra Cab

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Manual

•2WD,Camera

•Only 50,100kms

$

34,995

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

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