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Thursday,November4,2021 | Issue970 | www.starnews.co.nz

Christmas

festivities

curbed by

Covid-19

By DAVID HILL

Covid­19 uncertainty meansChristmaswill not be

welcomed intoKaiapoi and Rangiora withthe

usual fanfare nextmonth.

The Kaiapoi Carnival and SantaParade, the

Rangiora Santa Parade andPartyinthe Park,and

Rangiora Promotions’ CelebrationNighthave all

been cancelled due to Covid­19.

Gone along with Santaand Christmas festivities

are the North Canterbury Business Awards Gala

night whichwill now becomeavirtualceremony.

Kaiapoi Promotions Association president

MartinPinkhamand his Rangiora Promotions

counterpart Ross Ditmer made ajoint

announcement on Tuesday that thetwo Santa

parades willnot be going ahead as the Covid­19

restrictions make them unfeasible.

They cited uncertainty over whenthe proposed

traffic lights system and vaccination passports

will come into effect.

The government has indicated thatthe region

will move to the new traffic lightssystem once 90

percent of the eligible populationhas beenfully

vaccinated.

‘‘It’sdisappointing, but we are very grateful to

our sponsors,’’ Mr Ditmer says.

‘‘At the end of the day, we havenochoice but to

pull the pin, because it doesn’t giveusenough

time.’’

Rangiora Promotions will nowlook at running

some differenteventsnext year to givethe

community ‘‘somethingtolook forward to’’.

Mr Pinkham says KPA willnow turn its

attention to organising the Kaiapoi River Carnival

as afenced­off event, withsecuritystaffhired to

check vaccinationpassports.

Enterprise NorthCanterbury was due to host

the annual awards gala on November 20, but will

now release the results on November18and

hopes to host acelebration eveningonce Covid­19

restrictions have eased.

Continued Page 2

First Lady of Iceypeak

Champions ... Nicola Johns and Fern with their trophy haul.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Nicola Johns and Fern were doubtful

startersatthe New Zealand Gundog

FieldTrial championships.

Nicola had concussionand was not

allowed to drive.

But the Canterbury Gundog

Retriever ‘‘mob’’ rallied to ensure

Nicola and Fern(First Lady of

Iceypeak), got to the start linein

Invercargill.

And the North Canterburypair came

home New Zealand champions.

They are believed to be one of the

youngest pairstocarry off the top

trophy withNicola just 32, and Fern

only two­and­a­half­years­old.

They gainedtop honours in the

Retriever class,and won the Shadow

Cup for gaining the highest aggregate

scoreinthe New Zealand, North and

SouthIsland championships.

The pair were backinthe winners

circle to be awardedNovice Walkup

Dog of the Year and the Levenghyl

Pirate Memorial Trophy, which was

also based on performance duringthe

year.

‘‘I am so incredibly excited and

proudshe is aNew Zealand champion.

Idon’tbelieve it hassunk in yet,’’ says

Nicola who had set two goals thisyear

­towin theLevenghyl Pirate Memorial

Trophy and gainher firstFieldTrial

challengepointofthe six required to

win the NZ Gundog of the Year

Trophy. Instead of gaining one point

toward hergoal, shewas awarded

threefor Fern’s efforts. Fern had also

performed well at the South Island

championships the week previous, but

Nicola had no expectations of her

becoming top retriever at the

nationals.

‘‘It feels like just the other day we

won our first puppy trophy, and now to

win aNew Zealand championship

with Fern is just the most wonderful

experienceand Iamsoincredibly

excited for our future ahead.’’ Gundog

triallingisnot just for keenhunters.

However you do handleashotgun

undersupervision, are taughtfirearms

safety, but you only fire blank shots.

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Labradors are Nicola’sfamily

From Page 1

Nicola puts much of her successand

passion for thesport down to her

apprenticeshipwithher dad, Graeme,

andthe bloodlinesofhis dogKing,

Peacehaven Candy Man,Fern’ssire.

‘‘Ihavebeen gundog triallingfor pretty

much my whole life, starting off in dad’s

backpack.

‘‘Ourholidaysweretravelling around to

various events,’’ Nicola says.

‘‘Winning the championship is very

cool, andIfeelveryprivileged forFern to

carryonKing’sbloodlines. Fern is a

special bitchand the beginningof

IceypeakLabradors.’’

Nicola is addicted tothe sport, and

lovesher twodogs, which includesFern’s

mumIce —Blackice ofTanara —whodid

awee bitoftrialling when Nicola wasa

shepherd.

Shepherdingdid not allowformuch

timeoff thejob.However, an ankleinjury

broughtthattoahalt, andNicolatookup

aposition in Cheviotasavetnurse.

Today sheisthe senior animal health

representative forNorth Canterbury Vets,

whohave been‘‘incrediblysupportive’’ of

Nicola’s passionfor hersport.

‘‘The dogsaremyfamily. Iwouldn’t

have my lifewithout them.

‘‘They prettymuch come everywhere

with me,’’ shesays.

But behind the scenes there is another

family —the retrievertraining mob—

which includesGrahamPalmerand

SonyaTamblyn, twoardent supportersof

Nicola, Fern andthesport.

Graham is the Canterbury Gundog

Club’s vice­president andsaysgundog

trialling is notalot different fromsheep

dogtrialling,except gundogsare in a

simulatedhunting environment.

‘‘Dogsare testedtodowhattheydoin

thereal worldofhunting,’’ he says.

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On target ... Nicola Johns, and her New Zealand champion retriever Fern, in action at the

New Zealand Championships near Invercargill hosted by the Southland Gundog Club.

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This includesonland andwater ,for

marked and unmarked target birds,

whichrequire different commands for

dogstofindand retrieve.Itisatechnical

sport,and if adog goesoff line,itbecomes

acontrol exercise too, to getthemback on

track.

Graeme saysit normally takes twoor

three dogsbefore anational

championshipcomesyourway,but

Nicola was able to do it with herfirst dog.

‘‘We areall pretty proudofher.Itisnot

adiscipline or asportthat youcan take

lightly. It takesanawfullot of time and

effort,’ he says.

Mixed response to Level 2

From Page

‘‘We heldoff for as long as we could,

hoping for achange in alertlevels,’’

chiefexecutive HeatherWarwick says.

However, with the eventdate looming

and of course the sudden news of Covid­

19 returning to the South Island, it was

no longer responsible to host alarge

indoor gathering, Mrs Warwick says.

Despite the uncertain times, Mr

Ditmer, who is alsoBayleysNorth

Canterbury manager, says most local

business owners appear to be ‘‘pretty

upbeat and positive’’.

‘‘At Bayleys we’ve justhad arecord

monthlast monthfor listings, so while

it’s atough market, we are doing well.

‘‘People are not spending money on

travel, so they’re spending it on other

things.

‘‘There are certainly some businesses

whichare struggling particularly in the

travel sector,but overall Ithink

businessesare pretty resilient.’’

Mr Pinkham says Kaiapoi businesses

seem to be doing ‘‘not too bad’’under

Level2,but there has been fewer

weekend visitorsthan expectedin

recent weeks.

‘‘Under Level 2the eating

establishments and hairdressers are

able to proceed and everyone seemsto

be prettybusy, but the restaurantsare

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says.When afault is pointed out, she

comesbackthe next week with it all

ironedout.

‘‘Inaworldwhere time is preciousand

thereare lotsofdistractions,for ayoung

person to putinthe timeandeffort, and

getrewarded likethis is pretty fantastic,’’

he says.

‘‘Itisall about trainingand problem

solving,’’Graemesays.

And themob cantakealot of thecredit

forNicola’ssuccess too,with several

doing ‘‘pretty well’’atthenationals

themselves.

Vaccinations

Kaikouraisleading the way in North

Canterbury for Covid­19 vaccinations,

with Ministry of Health figures

showing 71 percentofthe district’s

eligible population are now fully

vaccinated against the virus and88%

having had their first jab.

This compares to 63%ofthe eligible

New Zealand population now fully

vaccinatedwith 74% havinghad their

firstjab.

Of the other NorthCanterbury

districts, in Waimakariri 85% of the

eligible population have had their first

dose with 70% fully vaccinated. In

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Aqua park given the go-ahead

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi’s much anticipated aqua play

park will be readytomake asplash

this summer.

The aqua park is expected to open

laterthismonth. The consents for the

aqua park havebeen approved, and

the inflatable equipmenthas arrived

in the country.

WHoW CharitableTrust deputy

chairpersonJason Mill says it is relief

to finallyget the go ahead.

The Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community

Boardgranted alicense to occupy to

operate an aqua play park in

Courtenay Lake, Kaiapoi, in August,

subject to the trustobtaining the

necessary resource consents.

Land useand building consents have

nowbeen obtained from the

WaimakaririDistrictCouncil and a

resourceconsent from Environment

Canterbury.

Mr Millsays the inflatable

equipmentisnow in Hamilton,while a

shipping containerisbeing modified

to become the base of operations.Work

on the Lake Courtenay site is expected

to beginnext week for a72­hour

install.

While an opening date has yet to be

finalised,MrMill says he anticipates

thefacility will be operatingbythe

last weekend in November.

‘‘We willbelookingtomake asoft

start,operating at 50 to 60 percent

capacity,and then slowlywinding it

up.

‘‘We expecttooperating under Level

2tostartwith,which suits us because

it gives us achance to getunderway

and make surewehave all our systems

in place.’’

Mr Mill saysthe trust contracted a

formersnowboard andsurfing

professional to managethe aquaplay

park. Theyare expected to startnext

week, while otherstaffare being

recruitedlocally.

The trustwill be arranging for some

local schools to visit the park in its

first week. The school children will

help out withplanting and carry out

othersocial projectsatthe park, with

the promise of afree swim at the aqua

park when it opens.

Waipara vineyards face tough times

By SHELLEY TOPP

Waipara Valley wines are riding the wave

of international popularity but despite this

the region’s winemakers are facingtough

times.

‘‘The combination of Covid­19 lockdown

restrictions and the effects of lastyear’s

frosts, whichwipedout whole blocksof

grapesatsome vineyards, is hurting all the

vineyards,’’ saysThomas Family Wines

marketing manager Nik Mavromatis.

‘‘Times are tough to be honest,’’hesays.

Although customers are returning to the

cellardoors, the extended lockdown in

Auckland has seenafall­offindemand for

wine, particularly from high­end hotels

and restaurants.

‘‘International export markets the world

over are still strugglingwith lockdowns

and restrictions. Sometimes it is easy here

(in New Zealand) to forget how bad it has

been around other parts of the world,’he

says.

Kiwi wine­lovers canhelp Waipara

winegrowers by tryinganew winefrom the

regionthis summer, and recommendingit

to friends.

``We have great wine coming out of our

region. Call intoone of the wineries or pop

into agood local retailer and ask about

some localwines.

‘‘We sure wouldall appreciateit,’’Nik

says.

Greystone Wines wouldbeagood place

to start. The 2020Sustainable Winery of

the Yearwon two top awardsatthe

Organic Wine Awards earlier thisyear

with its 2019 chardonnay and its 2018 syrah

.

Greystone Wines and MuddyWaters

viticulturistMike Saunders says North

Canterbury has auniquemix of soilsand

aperfectmicro­climate for growing

grapes, but the regionisrightonthe edge

climatically of grape­growing conditions.

‘‘Thismeans our winescan obtain

Harvest time ... Waipara vineyards are hoping for abetter harvest this year after frosts

badly damaged crops last year.

PHOTO:FILE

optimum ripeness with flavour and are

truly unique within NewZealand,but it

alsomeans growing conditionscan often

be challenging.’’

AfrostonSeptember 30 last year

adversely affected this year’s supplyof

North Canterbury wine,with grape

tonnage dropping 26 per cent on the

previousyear.

‘‘Some people lost whole blocks, others

onlysustained partial damage,’’ Mikesays.

In abig frost, primary grapevine buds

and shoots can be damaged or even killed.

However, the grapevine is incredibly

resilient and can pushsecondary shoots in

the same season, but the yieldoff these

secondary shoots will be reduced.

‘‘We are just farmers like all othersso

we are very climate vulnerable,’’ Mike

says. ‘‘Frost, hail, too muchrain, not

enoughrain, hot destructive nor’west

winds,weare susceptibletoitall.’’

The climatethisseasonhas beenless

challenging so far, withlittledamage

reported.

‘‘We had acouple of clusters of frosts in

mid­September and in late September, but

also somelong spells of fine, warm

overnight temperatures,’’ Mike says.

``Fingers crossed the most mild weather

continues.’’ There are about 60 different

wine brands in North Canterbury to

choosefrom. Visitnorthcanterburywines.

co.nz to view them.

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Bugling Bill the bandmaster

By DAVID HILL

He is afamiliar sight as the bugler at

Anzac Day events around the region

and now Bill Peck has been

recognised with Merit Award.

Mr Peck received the Merit Award,

the Royal New Zealand RSA’s

second highest honour, and an RSA

badge from RSA national president

BJ Clark and chief executive Marty

Donoghue at afunction at the

Rangiora RSA Club recently.

Rangiora RSA president Ian

Thompson says Mr Peck is aservice

member, as aretired police officer.

As well as playing the bugle at

Anzac Day and other services in

Rangiora, Oxford, Cust, Amberley

and surrounding areas, Mr Peck is

also the Rangiora RSA’s secretarytreasurer

and padre.

He is also the Rangiora Salvation

Army’s bandmaster.

While local RSAs have been

impacted by Covid­19 cancellations

of larger gatherings, Mr Thompson

says the local groups are keeping

busy.

RSA members recently gathered at

Bromley Cemetery, off Linwood

Avenue in Christchurch, on

Saturday, October 23, to remember

local soldier Sergeant Henry James

Nicholas, who served with the 1st

Canterbury Regiment in World War

1.

Sgt Nicholas received both the

Victoria Cross and Military Medal,

but was killed in action on October

23, 1918, just 19 days before the

Armistice came into effect at 11am

on November 11.

While his grave is at Vertignuel

Churchyard near Romeries, France,

Sgt Nicholas’ family has amemorial

grave at Bromley Cemetery, which

Service recognised ... Bill Peck during the Anzac Day Service at Oxford earlier this

year.

PHOTO:FILE

was badly damaged in the 2011

earthquake.

The memorial site has been

restored and acommemorate service

was held on October 23, attended by

Veteran Affairs Minister Meka

Whaitiri, Veterans Affairs chief

executive Bernadine McKenzie,

RSA national president BJ Clark and

Canterbury District president Stan

Hansen.

The Rangiora RSA has agrowing

membership of ex­Vietnam service

personnel, but aplanned Vietnam

Day commemoration on August 18

was cancelled as the region went

into lockdown.

The Kaiapoi RSA’s planned

Waimakariri Passchendaele Day

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and Mr Thompson anticipates

Rangiora RSA’s Armistice Day

commemorations, planned for next

week, will be another casualty.

Despite the cancellation of events,

he says local RSA members remain

in good spirits.

‘‘We’ve come through the

lockdown very well. Even from a

welfare point of view, I’m very

impressed with the (Rangiora RSA

Club) staff and family and friends are

doing aheck of alot for our veterans.

‘‘During last year’s lockdown it

was just constant, answering the

phone and responding to requests

for help, but our veterans seem to be

much better supported this time

round.’’

Plan Change 7

decision due

Thefateofproposed new

groundwater andsurface

water quality limits will

be known in twoweeks.

Environment

Canterbury (ECan) will

decide whether to finally

adopt PlanChange 7to

theCanterburyLand and

Water Regional Plan and

Plan Change 2tothe

Waimakariri River

RegionalPlan at an

extraordinarymeeting

on Wednesday,

November17.

Plan Change 7relates

to theWaimakariri and

theOrari Temuka Opihi

Pareorasub­regionsand

sets new water quality

limits, requirementsfor

farms to reducenitrogen

losses over time,

increases to minimum

flowsfor riversand

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2019,but theprocessgoes

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Waimakariri Zone

Committee developed

theZone

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consultationwiththe

community.

TheZIPA, which made

aseries of

recommendations, was

adopted bythe

WaimakaririDistrict

Council and ECanin

December 2018, with

PlanChange 7

addressing 59 ZIPA

recommendations.

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furtherdelayed earlier

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December 9toallow

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the Ministryfor the

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‘‘overarching structural

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hearingcommissioners

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WaimakaririZone

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Forced reform angers mayors

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Forcing water reforms on North

Canterbury communities has angered

localmayors.

The MayorsofWaimakariri, Hurunui

and Kaikoura, say the Government has

ignored feedback from their residents on

the Three Waters Reform,and are

disappointed it is forging aheadwith

legislation that will makeitmandatory for

councils nationwide to transfercontrol of

theirthree waters infrastructure.

This is despite an option to opt­out being

announced early in the reformprocess,

and calls for the Governmenttopause, and

reflect on the feedback from councils up

and down the country.

Waimakariri Mayor DanGordonand

Hurunui MayorMarie Blacksay they are

bitterlydisappointedwith the

announcement by the MinisterofLocal

GovernmentNanaiaMahuta that the

reforms willbemandatory.

This is despite bluntand lengthy

submissions to her expressing their

opposition.

KaikouraMayor Craig Mackle says her

announcement is ‘‘unbelievable’’ and is

‘‘much, muchbiggerthan the threewaters,

it goesback to democracy’’.

Mr Gordon saysGovernment has

concededtowork with local government to

ensure there is adequate governance,

representation and accountability, but he

is ‘‘exceptionally’’ disappointed at the

mandatorynature of the reform,and the

lack of informationhis council has

received,despiteaformal request for

more information.

‘‘This is especially so as all councils

entered into this reform process on the

understanding that this was achoice,’’ he

says.

“Our analysis showed the argument for

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extremely concerned that this proposal is

being forced on us.

‘‘We received avery clear message that

95 percent of respondents to our

community survey told the councilthat

they wanted us to retainlocal decision

making,control and influenceofour

assets.’’

Mr Gordonsays the councilhad

approached the review of Three Watersin

good faith and hopedthe Government

would showsimilar goodfaith, respecting

the decision of themajority of councilsto

opt­out of the reform.

‘‘We hoped they would at leastpress

pause to allow more timetofullyconsider

the proposal based on the feedback from

local government.

“Throughout thisprocessthe council

always maintainedthat quality drinking

water and better environmental outcomes

are essentialand we wereopen to change.

Where we disagreed was withthe fixed

view on the solution.Our residents also

didn’t support this fixed view and willbe

angry to hear this is beingforced on them.’’

Mrs Black saysthe council engaged with

the government on its proposed Three

Waters Reform Programme on the basis

that any outcomes from the process would

be voluntary and all councilswouldhave

the opportunity to opt out of any proposed

reform.

Councillors and councilofficers

undertook arobustinformal public

consultation process togaugepublic

opiniononthe proposed reforms.

‘‘Therewas aresoundingnotohanding

over thethree watersassets to

government.’’

This flew in the face of previous

assurancesgiven by the Minister that the

processwouldbevoluntary.

‘‘This is not how local democracy

works,’’ says Mrs Black.

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central government under the beliefthere

wouldbeacollective assessmentand

understanding of the impact of the

proposed reformontheirown district.

‘‘Thegovernmenthas not honoured this

agreement.The provision for opting out

was always there,ithas neverbeen

challenged or taken off thetable,until

now.

‘‘We find ourselves in asituation where

we havebeen removed from ademocratic

decision making process.’’

Mr Macklesays nobodyhas spoken

directly to his council.

‘‘We havea$57 millionassetand they’re

saying we need to spend $280milliononit,

but they can’t explainit.

‘‘It’s not good that you can justdothat

without without answering questions. I’ve

asked simple questions severaltimes and

they’ve never been answered.’’

While he acknowledges reform is

needed, Mr Mackle suspects something

moresinisterisathand and wonders if the

Three Waters reform is justthe beginning.

‘‘It’s amalgamationbystealth,’’ he says.

‘‘This is biggerthan the Three Waters

reform and Ihave grave concerns forthe

future of local democracy and democracy

in general in New Zealand.’’

Taking away Three Waters assets will

potentially make many councils, including

Kaikoura unviable,hesays.

‘‘They are taking away our biggest asset,

so it cuts our ability to borrow and it means

you cannottake on any major building

projects. Majorprojectsneed to be intergenerational

so the costs are shared over

the generations who will benefitfrom

them, so you need to have the ability to

borrow.’’

On the otherhand,MrMackle wonders

if the government’s plan is to ‘‘overinflate’’the

value of the country’s Three

Waters infrastructure so it candoubleits

borrowing capability.

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6 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Health care needs to

be delivered locally

Withalong weekend, andsomegood

weathertoboot, Itook my family outto

Woodend beach on Labour Day to

spend some timerelaxingwiththe kids

and makingthe most of whatweare

lucky to have on our doorstep.

We are prettyfortunate in the

Waimakariritohave agreatchoice of

swimming,fishing and recreational

spots withoutthe crowds, and after

what’sbeenadifficult winter formany,

Ihope youhave alsobeenabletoget

out andenjoyour stunning coastline

and warmer days.

It certainly feels likesummer has

arrived –let’s hope it’sagoodone.

Lastweek in Parliament Ispoke

about the government’s

disestablishment of our district health

boards(DHBs) acrossthe country.

The government’sown healthreview

recommendations advised reducing

DHBstoessentiallyhalvethe number,

not takeasledgehammer to the lot.

Many of youwillknow Iwas

successful helping aconstituentget

maxillofacialsurgery after the CDHB

initially declined it, makingareal

differencetothe quality of lifefor her

and herson.

As localMP, beingabletotalk to local

decision­makersdirectly is important.

It representsthe value of local

decision­makingindeliveringhealth

carethat is responsive to the

community’s needs.

The government’sproposal of a

centralisedhealth system, where

decisionswillbemade in Wellington,

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MP forWaimakariri

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Buy second­handthis

Christmas

Dear Editor,

We note thatdue to goods not coming

into the country, things to buy for

Christmas gifts are going to be inshort

supply.

There are going to be some

disappointed people, particularly

Authorised by MattDoocey,Level1ConwayLane,188 High Street,Rangiora.

willnever be the bestoutcome for

Waimakaririresidents.

Another of the government’s reckless

centralisationplans, the Three Waters

asset grab, has similarramifications

for residents in ourdistrict.

Iwas inundatedwith calls andemails

after the announcement,with residents

telling me theyare going to take to the

streetsofWaimakaririinprotestto

showtheiranger.

The announcement wasakickinthe

gutsfor our district’sratepayers, who

havethroughtheirratesinvested

heavilyinour waterinfrastructure to

achievegreat outcomesand an

enviablemodel for manycouncils

around thecountry.

Iintendtokeep fightingfor therights

of the ratepayers,the vastmajority of

whomare equallyangryabout it.

On ahappier note, Iwas impressed to

hearabout Donna Somervail’s

jewellery enterprise,Not Just Red

Ones, when Ivisited herinKaiapoi’s

Old Woollen Millrecently.

WhenDonna foundherself outofher

corporatejob five years ago she

decidedtoturn her hobby intoan

income.

Specialising in costumeand fashion

jewellery,she has made aname for

herselfinrepairs and hasrequests

fromall over New Zealand.

Donna is so passionate about what

she does thatshe’s nowteachingothers

throughworkshops in herstudio. It’s

wonderfultosee suchcreativity at the

heart of our community.

children.

What do people do with gifts they do

not like or use, and toys the children

havegrownout of? We suggest they are

donated to Opportunity Shops and that

we support those charities by buying

second­hand goods for Christmas

presents this year.

This means double joy is given­once

tothe charity and again to the receiver

of the gift.

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10

Feedback ignored

The Governments decision to force

Three Waters Reform on to councils and

legislate the transferofdrinking water,

wastewater and stormwater

infrastructure assets from67Councils to

four large independent entities is

exceedingly disappointing. We have

absolutely no say.

This decision ignores the feedback

from our community, as wellasthe

overwhelming majority of councils in

New Zealand that disagreewith the

reform.

Throughout the process the

Government had afixed view that

centralisation was the solution and it is

clear from last week that this view was

never likely to alter.

The advice from the Ministerwas that

we would not need to consult with our

community as all they were seeking in

the past eight week period was feedback

on the four entity­based model and

there would be the opportunity to

consultour community after this time.

We were also assured at the startofthe

processthat there would be the ability

for councilstoopt­out.That's now gone.

Throughoutthis process the council

alwaysmaintained that quality drinking

water and better environmental

outcomes are essential and we were

open to change. Where we disagreed

was the fixed view on the solution. I’m

pleasedwedid seek our community’s

opinionasitenabledthe Council to have

amandate to represent your viewsand

ninety five per cent of respondents told

the Council that they wanted to retain

local decision making, control and

influence of these assets. The Council

In that way, we are not only

supporting charities andlocal shops,

we are also helpingwith the problems

of climate change as fewer “things” are

being manufactured andflown around

the worldin planes using polluting

fuel.

Op shopping is fun to do and

treasures can be found, including

fabricand wool to make presents.

Happy sustainable Christmas.

Yours,

Helen Balneaves­McGill, Joanne

Gumbrell, Susan Laidlaw, Barbara

Surtees.

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unanimously represented its viewsto

Government signed by the Councillors

and myself. Since the Government’s

decision to force change we have been

hearing the anger, concern and

frustration expressed, loudly .Your

council hears your anger. We share it,

and are now focusingonhow we can

best work to achieve effective

opposition and workable solutions in

partnership with other councils. This

weekIreachedout to other councilsto

join together in writingtothe Prime

Minister seeking ameetingtodiscuss

our opposition to the Government’s

moves which overrides local decision

making, ownership and control.

Residents are asking how they can

help.There are several ways.

First, contact the Canterbury

Government MPs. Let them know what

you are thinking.The Government

needstheir vote to pass legislation that

will ultimately take controlofour assets.

The other is make asubmission to

Parliamentsselect committee process.

We will let you know how you can do

this, the timetable,when we have more

details.

Iwant to assure you we are not going

to drop this matter nor are other

councils, and we will find effective ways

to make sure we continue to strongly

advocate to ensureour community

continues to have asay in the provision

of the three waters in Waimakariri. As

always, Iwelcome contact from anyone

who needs assistance or has an issue

that you may want to discuss. Emailme

at dan.gordon@wmk.govt.nz or phone

021906437. I’m here to help.

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The followingproperty has beenreported

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have you seenit? AMazdasilverkey with

blackplasticand ‘‘Uprising’’key tag, a

blackvehicle key and gold housekey

connectedtogeneric key chain, ablue

‘‘Max’’ scooter, asilverOppophone.

The followingproperty is waiting to be

claimed: Ablack and blueRepco bike with

a‘‘Stoke Cycle Centre’’ sticker, aBlack/red/

white/grey bikehelmet with visor,an

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translucent soft plastic case (all Kaiapoi),

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8 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Hurunui Garden Festival ahit with visitors

By SHELLEY TOPP

The highlight of the Hurunui Garden

Festival for GaryMitchellwas being

able to proceed, after cancellation

loomedthe day it was scheduled to

open.

As chairmanofthe festival

organising committeeGary’s phone

ran hot last Thursday morning after

two Covid cases were reported in

Christchurch.

‘‘I was glued to the television

waiting for the PrimeMinister’s 1pm

Covid­19 news conference,’’ he says.

It was ahugerelief when the

lockdownlevelwas unchanged,

allowing the festival to go ahead.

‘‘The really lovelyvisitorswho were

so appreciative of the gardens, were

also ahighlight,’’ he says. ‘‘Therewere

so many happypeople whichwas great

to see.

‘‘Theywere all so grateful to us for

opening up our gardens,’’ saysGary.

His award­winning Ribbonwood

Country House,and garden on the

outskirtsofCheviot, which he owns

with his partner, RobertDay, was

included in the festival.

‘‘People love gardens, theysoothe

the soul.’’

A‘‘massive crowd’’ attended the

festivallast Thursday, Friday,

Saturday and Sunday with attendance

up at all of the 21 gardens from

Amberley, Cheviot, WaiparaGorge,

Waikari and Hawarden,toCulverden,

Rotherham,Hanmer Springs, Gore

Bay and GretaValley.

‘‘We are not just agarden festival

focusing on one area. We are the only

event thatpromotes all of Hurunui,’’

Gary says. Most accommodation was

bookedout in the districtwith cafes,

shops and theHanmer Springs pools

busy during the festival.

Stark beauty ... Raymond Herber’s

striking sculpture, Matagouri, on display at

his Waipara Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture

Park during the four­day Hurunui Garden

Festival which began last Thursday.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Maskells Garden ... Juliet and David Hunter relaxing in their Amberley garden during the

festival.

Home sweet home ... The stunning entrance to the Karetu Downs Farmstay garden and

homestead in Waipara Gorge, owned by Karen and Bruce Forrester.

LET’S TALK...

DISTRICTPLAN

Farmers–

let’stalkabout

mahingakai &

biodiversity

Crayfish in your drain?Lizards in

your kānuka?Mudfishinyourcreek?

You’ll alreadyhaveareas you’re taking specialcare

of –but there will be more.

Join EnvironmentCanterbury cultural land management and

biodiversityadvisorsMakariniRupene andZipporahPloeg

to findout aboutmahinga kaiand biodiversityonyourfarm.

TheWaimakariri District Councilhas reviewed

itsDistrictPlanand is nowseeking feedback on

anew ProposedDistrict Plan.

TheProposedDistrict Plan is open foryour feedback until5pm

on Friday 26 November.

We encourage you tolook upyour property and any changes

that may affect you onthe Proposed District Plan.

Where:

When:

RSVP:

Starting attheCustCommunityCentre,

9Mill Road, Cust, thenvisitingalocalfarm

Friday 19th November, 11am (doors open at

10.45amformorning tea courtesy of Farm Source)

Email events@ecan.govt.nz

or call 027549 7646.All welcome.

Find out more and have your say

waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk


HDC in November

The latest localnews, views and announcements fromthe council

Meetings&

Events

November Meetings

10th South Ward Committee

7.00pm (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberley)

11th Audit &Risk Committee

9.30am (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberley)

17th Amuri Community

Committee 7.30pm (Venue:

Hillcrest Chambers)

18th Operations Committee

9.30am (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberley)

22nd Hanmer Springs

Community Board 1.00pm

(Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer

Springs Library)

23rd Road Safety

Coordinating Committee

10.00am (Venue: Council

Chambers, Amberley)

24th (TBC) Hurunui

Community Committee 7.30pm

(Venue: Waikari Hall, Waikari)

25th Council meeting 9.30am

(Venue: TBC)

30th Cheviot Community

Committee 6.00pm (Venue:

Cheviot Library/Service

Centre)

Events

Hurunui Youth Council Open

Night:

Saturday November 13th, 5-7pm

Join Youth Worker Brad and

Youth Development Coordinator

Rebecca at Hurunui District

Council for adelicious free

dinner of pizza and sushi, and

to hear about all ofthe

awesome things lined up for

HYC 2022. Please RSVP by

messaging our ‘Hurunui Youth’

socials.

Applications for HYC are now

open. Close November 21st.

Time for some tailing

The Mayors Taskforce For Jobs (MTFJ) youths have been

busy onsome ofour local farms inHawarden and Masons

Flat, from fencing and storm clean uptotailing lambs. It’s

great to see our youngsters learning from our locals in the

fresh air and learning plenty.

In brief

RAPID numbers

If you are in arural area we encourage you to check you

have the correct Rural Address Property Identification

(RAPID) number for each dwelling, meaning simple

identification for emergency services. Please see our

website or phone Scott Rose at Council on 0278089913.

Stormwater consents

Some stormwater consents will now be applied for through

HDC, not Environment Canterbury. Please ring Council on

03 3148 816 to find out more, or visit the News section on

our website.

Smoke Free areas are now also Vape Free

Made in consultation with the Cancer Society and

Canterbury District Health Board, these Council areas are

smoke free and vape free now, which include: all

playgrounds, parks and reserves, swimming pools,

cemeteries, within a10metre radius of the main entrances

of all libraries, service centres, community facilities and

halls, all indoor areas of council rental properties, all events

run by council, and the current Hanmer Springs smokefree

and vapefree zone which includes the entire CBD.

Road resealing season soon

The approach of summer means the start of the resealing

season. This work will be starting soon, which involves

putting adown anew layer of chipseal. While the chipseal

is fresh and there may be some surplus chip on the road,

we would ask you to take it slow, and follow any temporary

speed limits, which will help protect the seal, other road

users and yourselves.

Fun

fact!

Contact us :

www.hurunui.govt.nz

The fantastic food forest

The Hanmer Springs community is looking forward to getting

back to the basics thanks toadedicated area of Tarndale Park. A

community-run Food Forest with the support of the Kaiapoi Food

Forest Trust (KFFT) has begun.

info@hurunui.govt.nz

"A reminder of how

lucky we are to be able

to deliver these events

to showcase what

Hurunui has to offer."

Aword from your Mayor,

Marie Black.

It may be of no surprise to you that last week the government

declared its intent todeliver on an ‘all in’ approach tothe Three

Waters reform.

We always made it very clear our intention to formally consult with

our people about this reform. Our informal engagement process in

recent weeks was successful whereby wereceived ahigh volume

of responses. Very soon we will seek your feedback through a

formal public community consultation process, please look out for

this, as it is critical you submit your thoughts through this formal

process, even if you’ve already told us once.

On the lighter side of things –what afantastic celebration the

Hurunui Garden Festival was last week, a real credit to the

Committee who poured months into this four-day celebration.

Thank you to Gary Mitchell and the team for your commitment

and impeccable planning.

And of course, not to forget the Country Christmas Fete at

Amberley House and the Hanmer Springs Fete last week –they

were just wonderful, enjoyed by so many folk from all pockets of

our District, and areminder of how lucky weare to be able to

deliver these events toshowcase what Hurunui has to offer.

There really is an early summer feeling in the air, however, with

known cases of COVID-19 within Canterbury, the threat of this

nasty virus remains, and we all need toplay our part to manage

and control its effects.

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is home to the Conical Thrill Ride, NZ’s largest waterslide, 13.5

metres high. Half the energy required comes from aheat transfer unit using energy that isabi-product ofthe

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NEWS

10 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Plan progressing

By DAVID HILL

The Kaikoura District

Council is ‘‘chipping away’’

at revising its District Plan,

despite the uncertainty of

government regulation.

While the government is

developing new legislation,

including reviewing the

Resource Management Act

(RMA), the Kaikoura

District Council is

proceeding with planned

hearings next week as it

looks to update the natural

hazards chapter in its

District Plan.

‘‘It really comes down to,

what do we keep moving

ahead with or what do we

put on hold,’’ Kaikoura

Mayor Craig Mackle says.

‘‘We have decided we are

going to keep chipping away

with what we know, but we

are aware that we could go

through this whole process

over the next two years and

the new RMA could change

things completely.’’

The council received a

report, District­scale

landslide risk analysis of

debris inundation for the

Kaikoura District,atlast

week’s council meeting,

which will now be passed on

to the Hearing

Commissioners scheduled

to meet next Tuesday and

Wednesday, November 9­10.

The GNS report follows

an extensive process of

community consultation

into natural hazards, which

was triggered after the

November 2016 earthquake

significantly changed the

landscape in the district.

‘‘We know have alot of

data and knowledge we

didn’t have before, because

of the earthquake,’’ Mr

Mackle says.

In the report, the risk of

landslips are assessed with

risk thresholds based on the

occurrence of aone in

10,000 year event, which is

similar approach to that

used to determine red

zoning in the Port Hills

following the 2010 and 2011

earthquakes in

Christchurch.

Instead of red zoning, the

risk thresholds will

determine if aresource

consent is required.

‘‘Apart from the obvious,

it’s not an outright ‘you can’t

build there’,’’ Mr Mackle

says. ‘‘You might have to

build massive bunding or

sink massive pillars into the

ground, so it will be a

question of ‘how far are you

prepared to go to build

there’.’’

The report found that the

most likely cause of

landslips was heavy

rainfall, as this is more

frequent than major

earthquakes. ‘‘As we

anticipated, the areas

considered to be at risk of

landslips has significantly

reduced across the district

from when we began the

process,’’ Mr Mackle says.

Woodend horse wins Kaikoura Cup

Impressive hat­trick ... The Woodend­beach trained pacer Classie Brigade won athird consecutive Kaikoura Cup

at Addington Raceway in Christchurch on Monday. Co­trainer Robert Dunn, who prepares Classie Brigade in

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his biggest assignment of the year in the $600,000 New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway next Tuesday.

The historic Kaikoura meeting was unable to held at the scenic South Bay Racecourse in Kaikoura this year because

of Covid­19 restrictions.

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Lease step forward for hot pools

The building of hot pools on

Kaikoura’s Esplanade is astep

closer, with the granting of a33year

lease.

The Kaikoura District Council

last week voted to grant Joseph and

Associates Ltd a33­year lease on

the formerKaikoura Community

Poolsite, whichwill allow the

lesseetoinvestigatethe viability of

developing acommercial hot pool,

health and wellness facility. The

lease does not authorisethe

development of the site, with

Josephand Associates Ltd needing

to go through aresource consent

process.

Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle

says the granting of the lease

provides some certainty to allow

Josephand Associates Ltd to

further investigate the project and

begin the consentprocess,knowing

the land will stillbeavailable.

‘‘It’s only adrawing and an idea at

the moment, but if it does happen it

will be agood thing for the

community, if it pans out to the

conversations we are having with

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Christian Cosgrove has akeen ear for

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77 community groups and schools

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Recipients of the latest funding roundhave nowbeen announced.

Congratulations to all the groups listed below.

CommunityGroups

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-All Star MarchingTeam

-Amberley Community Care

-CheviotToyLibrary

-Cure Boating Club

-Cust Community Pool

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-Darnley Club Kaiapoi

-DementiaCharitableTrust

-KaiapoiPonyClub

-Kaiapoi Promotions

-KaikōuraWildlife Rescue

-Hurunui RangersFootballClub

-ItTakes aVillage Hub

-MakingTrax Foundation

-North Canterbury Rodders

-Oxford A&PShow

-R13YouthDevelopmentClub

-Rangiora Players

-SalvationArmyJust Brass

-Surfing for Farmers

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Schools/education providers

-Ashgrove School

-Ashley Playcentre

-BroomfieldSchool

-CheviotArea School

-CustSchool

-Fernside School

-GretaValley School

-Hanmer SpringsSchool

-Hurunui College

-Kaiapoi Borough School

-KaikōuraHigh School

-Karanga MaiEarly LearningCentre

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-Rangiora NewLife

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-Tuahiwi School

-View HillSchool

-Woodend School

The next round of nominationsare open now.Visit mainpower.co.nz for

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24 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Picnic space under the spotlight

The first step in providing picnickers

with more space in the Queen Mary

Hospital Historic reserve, while

enjoying the facilities at the Hanmer

Springs Thermal Pool and Spa (HSTPS),

has been approved.

The Hurunui District Council has

granted Ministerial consent to its chief

operations officer Dan Harris, to grant a

lease to HSTPS over 1000 square metres

of the reserve.

The council, under delegation from

the Minister of Conservation, is

required to give consent before the

administering body can grant the lease

in the reserve.

The council felt it could not justify

declining consent, as the proposed lease

meets the requirements under the

Reserves Act 1977.

HSTPS sought an extension to its

picnic area for five years, with two rights

of renewal of five years.

It already has ashort term lease for

part of the reserve adjacent to the pools.

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cascade pools and slide in November

2019, and concerns about the complex’s

existing picnic areas becoming

overcrowded as people came to enjoy

the expanded offering at the pools.

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accommodate customers particularly

during the summer months, and sought

the new lease for alonger timeframe.

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fenced the area with agreen wrought

iron fence consistent with the existing

HSTPS fence on the west boundary.

The fence is on the east side of the

Linden (lime) trees is far enough away

from the trees so it didn’t assist in

‘jumping the fence’.

Security cameras will also be installed

on the fence, which will remain if the

new lease is granted. The rental charged

will be amarket rental set by a

Picnic time ... The new water slide installed in 2019, prompted asearch for an enlarged

picnic area for the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa complex.

PHOTO: FILE

registered valuer.

The council publicly notified the

application with two submissions being

received —one in favour, and one

against. It was also discussed by the

Hanmer Springs Community Board.

The submitter against the proposed

lease considers the grounds would be

better utilised for wider community uses

such as markets, and community

gardens, and not exclusively for the

HSTPS.

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the HSTPS had plenty of picnicking area

within its own property.

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proposed lease for apicnic area would

add life to the area and additional

income for council.

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on granting the lease, following the

council’s decision last week.

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Rayonier Matariki Forests closed the

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Poet to chop his mop

By SHELLEY TOPP

Waimakariri Libraries’ staff member

and poet Jason Clements has set aside

November 11 for anew look.

On that day Jason, who is known for his

trademark long hair and beard will have

it all chopped off to raise money for

Cancer Society North Canterbury.

Chop the Mop is part of acollaboration

between Waimakariri Libraries and

Cancer Society North Canterbury to

provide workshops for people with

cancer, and families affected by cancer.

For Jason, the libraries' learning

connections co­ordinator, it also holds a

deeply personal connection.

‘‘I have lost two fathers to cancer, and

cancer has cast along shadow on our

family tree. Iwant to do afundraiser to

help families and their loved ones who

are living with cancer,’’ he says.

‘‘It has been an honour to help the

participants with their writing, and it

feels like agood time to shave my hair to

support the vital work done by the

Cancer Society.’’

Chop the Mop is part of the Word

Christchurch Festival, with Waimakariri

Libraries assembling an all­star cast of

some of New Zealand’s leading poets for

the Rangiora event.

It will feature special guest poetry

readings by John Allison, Bernadette

Hall, Ciaran Fox, Doc Drumheller, Ben

Brown, Mally Hines, Stephanie

Waterfield, Wendy Campbell,

participants from the Cancer Society

North Canterbury Writers and Orators

Group, and local high school students.

“Bernadette has done so much for

literature in New Zealand, and we are

thrilled to have her involved,” Jason says.

“Ben is one of the best performance

poets in New Zealand, and if you have

never read, or heard his work, then this is

amust­see event.”

Cop the mop ... Jason Clements is set to

loose his locks next week.

PHOTO: FILE

Doc Drumheller, Jason’s pen name for

his poetry, and Ciaran Fox, who run the

Catalyst poetry events and literary

journal, have produced abooklet of

poetry by the featured performers, and

participants from the Cancer Society

North Canterbury Writers and Orators

group.

All money raised from the sale of the

book at Chop the Mop and the koha from

entry to the event will be donated to the

Cancer Society North Canterbury which

has organised Rangiora barber, Tom ,

from Tom’s Chop Shop, in Good Street, to

chop Jason’s mop.

The event is being held in the Rangiora

Library, starting at 6.30pm and ending at

8pm with entry by koha.

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NEWS

North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021 25

Local agencies join forces

Anew budgeting drop­in clinic willbe

trialled in Rangiora thismonth.

Citizens’Advice Bureau(CAB) North

Canterbury has joined forces with

Budgeting Services North Canterbury

(BSNC) to offerthe newinitiative, which

willbeavailable at the CAB’s office at 209

HighStreet,Rangiora, alongside the

Waimakariri District Council offices.

The clinic willgive CAB clients the

opportunity to discuss their budgeting

needs andquestions with afinancial

mentor from BSNC.

If the trial is successful, it will become a

regularfeature on alternate Wednesdays

fromnext year.

BSNCservicemanagerSharon Grant

saysclientscan expecttolearn more about

household budgeting, managing debt,

advocacy services,support available to

those in financial hardship, and to receive

adviceoncompletinginsolvency

applications.

CAB NorthCanterbury chairperson

Jacquie Wrigley says the sessions will be

15 minuteseach, and it is recommended

thatappointments be made to secure a

spot.

Cruise open for convertibles

Owners of convertibles are being

encouraged to dust them off and join in

the second Canterbury Country

Convertible Cruise.

The Sunday, November 14, event is

only open to convertibles, and is believed

to be the only event of its type to be held

in New Zealand.

The cruise is not just for classics,

however.

Organiser Trevor Stanley­Joblin says it

is open to any convertible vehicles no

matter their age ­1886 to 2021.

The entry fee is $15 avehicle, and there

is achance to win ayear’s subscription to

Budget advice ... Financial mentors will be

available at Citizens’ Advice Bureau North

Canterbury’s Rangiora office next week.

PHOTO: FILE

Drop­inswill also be welcome, but there

may be await, she says.

Sessionswill be offered on Wednesday,

November 10, between 9.30am and

11.30am,and on Wednesday, November24,

between 1pm and 3pm.

To make an appointment phone CAB

NorthCanterbury on (03) 3138822.

the New Zealand Classic Car magazine.

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local charities.

Vehicles start once again at the Better

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Leithfield.

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NEWS

26 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Local boys need big brothers

By DAVID HILL

When making aNew Year’s Resolution

this summer, why not make one to

support alocal child.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North

Canterbury manager Ellie Le Gros is

keen to hear from prospective volunteer

mentors, as her organisation looks to the

future after achallenging two years.

‘‘Christmas is coming and people might

be looking to give back or thinking about

what they might want to do next year and

we encourage them to consider whether

mentoring could be on the cards.’’

She says her organisation has survived

the last two years thanks to generous

community support, but has ashortage of

male mentors on its books as it looks to

meet agrowing demand.

‘‘There’s lots of boys who need safe

male role models. Boys often have only

female pre­school and primary school

teachers and if they’re not involved in

extra­curricula activities they may miss

out on having male role models.

‘‘You can be an amazing mum or

teacher, but you can’t be the male in their

lives.

‘‘Men often think it would be

complicated, like ‘I don’t do anything of

interest’. But it doesn’t need to be

complicated or hard, you just have to

spend some time with them.’’

While most of the mentor matches are

in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, the

organisation is in the process of setting

up acouple matches in Hanmer Springs.

‘‘It doesn’t have to be in Kaiapoi or

Rangiora, they can be anywhere in

Hurunui and Waimakariri,’’ Ellie says.

‘‘A lot of other social services stop once

they hit Rangiora, but we can go

wherever the mentors are.’’

Ellie says local businesses can support

Big Brothers by making acash donation

or by allowing astaff member to donate

summer

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Boys day out ... Big brothers and their young friends enjoying apast ‘‘boys’ day out’’.

PHOTO: FILE

an hour of their time to spend with a

child.

This could be amatch through the

schools­based programme, requires a

commitment of one hour aweek during

school hours for aminimum of one year.

‘‘People can be frightened of the idea

of giving up their time for acommitment

of ayear, so this is another way people

can get involved and for their employer

to support us without having to make a

commitment,’’ she says.

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Prospective mentors are asked to give a

commitment of one hour aweek for a

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The fundraiser, showing the film

Respect about ‘‘QueenofSoul’’ Aretha

Franklin, is beingorganised by Cancer

Society North Canterbury.

Tickets cost $20 per person and

include adrink and nibbles on arrival.

Therewill be Christmas gift items for

sale with raffles and an auctionwith

itemsincluding an autographed copy

of Toni Street’s book, Lost and Found.

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HAY, BALEAGE &SILAGE

28 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Gains made from pre-slaughter feeds

Giving bulls hay or silage

before sendingthem to

slaughter is not awaste of feed

­itcan provide goodgains.

Different holdingconditions

pre­slaughter can affect bull

behaviour, meat quality and

carcassvalue,says Beef +

Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).

It is knownthat mustering,

holdingand transporting cattle

before slaughter can be

stressful for animals, BLNZ

says.

Studiesinthe past have

helped confirm thatstress can

have anegativeeffecton

carcassweight, meat pH, meat

colour and can increase

bruising.

Reducing stresshelps

ensure the pH level in the meat

remainslow.

High pH meat tends to be

firm, dark, dry and less

suitable for chilled trade.

Previous research has

recommended farmers can

reduce pre­slaughter stress in

cattle and improve carcass

weightsand value by feeding

cattle while settling them in

the yard before transport,

gettingcattle used to the yard

environment and avoiding

dehydration.

Bulls heldonpasture are

more aggressive and sexually

active than bullsfed hay or

fasted during holding time.

This higher level of

interaction may increase the

risk of bruising.

Feedinghay can increase the

time spent eating, drinkingand

ruminatingbybulls.

Ruminating has acalming

effect on animals, making them

abletocope much better with

subsequent transport.

Feedinghay or silagetobulls

while off pasture for 12 to 24

hours beforecartage reduces

stress compared with fasted

cattle and thosetransported

directly from pasture.

Feedingsilage overnight (12

hours) before transport can

givecarcass weights11kg

heavier than bulls fastedfor

the same length of time.

Feedingsilage becomes

beneficial when holdingbulls

for more than 12 hours.

These benefitsare unlikely

to occur if the bulls are

unfamiliar witheach other.

Mixing unfamiliarbulls

overnight, as well as fasting

them, causesanaverage

carcass weightloss of 6­8kg.

Feedingsilage for 20 hours

before transport can result in

significantly heavier carcass

weights than eitherfasted

bulls or those fed silage for

onlythreeoreight hours

before transport.

Trial resultssuggest fasting

for up to eight hours before

transport is not detrimental to

carcass weights, in comparison

withtransporting straight off

pasture.

Stress responses to transport

can be reducedifbullsare

settledinthe yard for more

thanfour hours before loading.

Analysis showsmost bulls

are at least mildlydehydrated

No bull ... Feeding silage to bulls heading off to slaughter can pay off.

aftertransport.

Despite this, only asmall

number drinkduring the four

to five hours at the abattoir.

Farmers needtoencourage

bullstodrink as much water as

possiblebefore transport, so

feeding hay or silage is

advisable.

Transporting stock for longer

than eighthours causes

dehydrationand, for longer

than 24 hours, can seriously

affect welfare and

productivity.

Increase the animals’

familiarity with peopleand

yards to reducestress preslaughter.

Plan unit loads of cattle well

in advancetopreventmixing

unfamiliar stock in the preslaughter

period.

Bring cattle off pasture four

hours or more before transport

so they are easiertohandle.

Minimise the length of

fasting periods to less than

eight hours.

Alternatively, provide hay,

baleage or silage to avoid

weightloss, improve behaviour

and encourage water drinking.

Make sure stock are

PHOTO:FILE

collected on time.

Keep yards, gates and

loading ramps in good order

and have water available.

Farmers shouldavoid

mustering cattle off pasture

just before loading,asthey will

be more stressed and become

dirty during transport.

Mustering overlong distances

in the week before transport

and slaughter, presenting

horned stock for slaughter and

transporting unfit stock should

alsobeavoided.

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The Foundation for Arable Research

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emissions calculator and aplanning

module for arable farmers.

With the simultaneous release of

these two tools, arable farmers have

everything they need to meet their

greenhouse gas reporting and

planning commitments at their

fingertips, FAR says.

Obligations around agricultural

greenhouse gas emissions

understanding and management are

being phased in via the He Waka Eke

Noa, industry /government

partnership, and arable, as well as

livestock, farms are expected to

comply.

The first step for all farm businesses

is to know their annual total on­farm

biological greenhouse gas emissions

(their ‘‘number’’) and to have awritten

plan to manage emissions.

Aquarter of New Zealand farm

businesses must know their number

and have aplan by the end of this year.

That expectation expands to all

farmers knowing their number by the

end of 2022 and all having awritten

plan by the end of 2024.

It’s abig ask, and it’s why FAR

developed the two newly released

tools, FAR’s Turi McFarlane says.

‘‘This is new territory and most

farmers won’t have much of an idea of

their number, or how to calculate it.

‘‘At FAR, we were determined to

make the process as easy as possible

for our growers which is why we

developed E­Check, aspreadsheetbased

greenhouse gas calculator and

the farm planning module.

‘‘E­Check and the greenhouse gas

module go hand­in­hand and will allow

growers to meet their reporting and

planning obligations using existing

data and without great effort or

expense.’’

Mr McFarlane says anumber of

greenhouse gas emissions calculators

have been approved by He Waka Eke

Noa, but E­Check, developed by fellow

FAR researcher Dirk Wallace, is

unique in that it has been designed

entirely with the arable industry in

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‘‘We needed asimple emissions

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growers to know their emissions

numbers with minimal inputs and

time,’’ Mr McFarlane says.

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FARM FOCUS ADVERTORIAL

30 North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

Putting Kiwi farmers in the driving seat

Back in 1981, three Wairarapa

farmers decided to create a

system for farmers to improve

the way they manage their

farming business.

At that time, record­keeping

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The company founders

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This radical approach proved

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Forty years later this

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Key to the company’s success,

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Managing cashflow through

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‘‘Running afarm is full of

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‘‘Not everyone loves change’’

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Customers moving across to

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“Cashmanager RURAL was a

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Caroline says the ability to

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Show Week without the public

By DAVID HILL

The CanterburyA&P Association is looking

to the future,asitpreparestohold ashow

without the public forthe second

successive year.

While the officialNew Zealand

Agricultural Show has become acasualty of

Covid­19, the country’s first virtual cattle

showwill be heldaspart of afull weekof

events.

‘‘It’s fantastic and our goalwould be to

haveonline contests as an annual event,

running parallel to our normal show,’’ New

Zealand Agricultural Show general

manager TracyAhern says.

‘‘Itmay not be all the sections thatdoit,

but Ibelievethere’s an appetitefor

watching it online and it givesusanother

audiencewho wouldn’t otherwise be at the

show.

‘‘Itreally is achancetoshowcasethe

country’s best sheep, cattle or horses and

there’s no reason why we couldn’tattract

international competitors in thefuture.’’

Entriesclosed for the virtual cattle show

on Sunday (October31) with more than80

beefcattle from all aroundNew Zealand

entered.

Participantsnow have until5pm on

Friday, November12, to submit three

photographsoftheir animal and ashort

video showing the animal being paraded as

if it was beingjudged.

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fromthe North Island it mightencourage

themtocome and compete at the actual

show, so it’s all very exciting,’’ Ms Ahern

says.

Showweek eventsatCanterbury

Agricultural Park in Wigraminclude the

judging of boer goats and dog trials on

Wednesday, November 10, withthe dog

trials continuing the next day alongside

dairy goat and shearing and woolhandling

competitions. On Show Day (November 12)

the shearing will continue, alongside

alpacas, pigs and sheep competitions.

The annual prime cattle saleand

competition was heldonTuesday

(November 2), alongside the young

auctioneers’ competition.

‘‘At the moment we can holdthe events in

bubbles of 100 people, but the worstcase

scenarioiswecould hold these eventsin

bubbles of 10,’’MsAhern says. ‘‘Wehave a

large arena and the carpark, so we have

the spacetospread out as much as we need

to.’’

The boys’and girls’ agricultural day is set

to return on Thursday,November 18, while

the annual Canterbury A&P Association

Elite Ram and Ewe Fair will be held on

Friday,November 26, where the mint lamb

competitionresults will be announced.

Having the officialshow cancelledhas

forced the association to have arethinkas

Role of trees needs rethink

The government’s acknowledgementthat

carbon policies will likelysee too much

forestry planted is good newsfor farmers,

Beef +Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) says.

The Government has released a

discussion paper, Transitioning to alow

emissions and climate resilient future,

which aims to help shape New Zealand’s

emissions reduction plan.

‘‘We welcome the Government’s

recognition that fossil fuel emissions

must be reduced, rather than continually

offset, to ensure afair, equitable, and

efficient transition to alow emissions

economy,’’ BLNZchief executive Sam

McIvor says.

‘‘The discussion document indicates

any decision on changing the ETS

(Emission Trading Scheme) rules would

come by the end of 2022. We’re concerned

that’s not fast enoughgiven the scale and

pace of land conversion happening.

‘‘What we need is urgent action to

adjust the ETS to limit the amount of

carbon forestry offsets available to fossil

fuel emitters.

‘‘New Zealand is the only country with

aregulatory ETS thatcurrently allows

100 percent carbon forestry offsetting.’’

In the last year more planting of trees

has exceeded the recommended 25,000

hectares, viewed as sustainable by the

Climate Change Commission.

‘‘We are absolutely not anti­forestry,

we’re concerned about carbon­only

forestry,’’ Mr McIvor says.

‘‘Our sector believes there is abetter

solution, where much of New Zealand’s

requiredbudgets for sequestration from

forestry could come from the integration

of trees on sheep and beef farms, rather

than through conversion of whole farms

for carbonforestry and the significant

negative impacts on rural communities

and the economy.’’

Mr McIvor says the red meat sector is

committed to playing its part in

addressing climate change.

‘‘We have already made asignificant

contribution. Greenhouse gas emissions

from sheep and beef farming have

decreased by 30% in absolute terms since

1990, while production levels have

remained stable.

‘‘Overall, total on­farm methane

emissions have either been stable or

declining over the last two decades.

‘‘We are also further offsetting our

emissions through the native and exotic

trees on our farms.’’

Mr McIvor says there are arange of

initiatives under way to deliverfurther

emissions reductions, including the He

WakaEke Noa primary sector climate

change commitment and extension

activities to help farmers and growers

gain knowledge and resources to

measure, manage, and reduce emissions.

‘‘We note the document continues to

refertoemissions rather than warming,

whichiswhereleadinginternational

climate change science is heading.’’

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‘‘In alot of ways, not havingashow for the

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SPORT

North Canterbury News, November 4, 2021

35

CRICKET

Strong wins for Darfield and Cheviot

cementedtheir placesatthe top of country

cricket at the weekend, while Oxford­

Rangiora and Lincoln remained rooted at

the bottom.

At MainPower Oval, the young and

talented CheviotMagpies dominated the

winless Oxford­Rangiora in round five of

the CRV Ambreed Country Premier One

Day 2021/22 competition on Saturday.

On abatter­friendly first­class track,

Cheviot made the most of winning the toss,

racking up 237/4 in their allotted 45 overs.

After openers Ted Whelan and Harrison

Darling put on 50 for the first wicket,

Archie Redfern, who has been one of the

early season competition standouts,topscored

with an unbeaten 73 runs off 85

balls.

He was well­supported by Harry

Fitzpatrick (42 off 42) before Angus Sidey

finished the innings with aquickfire 33 not

out.

Only young spin duo Jack Sail and

Nathan Cook had any joy with the ball for

Oxford­Rangiora, taking all four wickets

between them.

In reply, Oxford­Rangiora never really

threatened the total, losing steady wickets,

with David Fultonperforming his usual

middle­order mainstayand earning ahalf

century.

Sam Fleming smashed arapid 45 but

eventually his side fell to a52­rundefeat,

with Redfern capping off afine day,

snaring four wickets.

Darfield dismantledadisappointing

Sefton by 127 runs at Darfield Domain after

scoring 214.

Tom Dempster top­scored with 59, while

others contributed throughthe innings,

where Sefton tried eight bowlerswith

varying levels of success.

Jeff Jones was again the pick of the Seals

bowlers,grabbing three more wickets to

add to his impressive October tally.

Seftoncrumbled in the chase, with just

Amandep Arora (33 off 38) displaying much

hope, and it was bundledall out in 26 overs.

Darfield pace bowler Zak Foulkes

grabbed four wickets, while Will

Greenslade grabbed three cheap ones.

At Lincoln Domain, Southbrook

scrappedtoamuch­needed win over the

cellar­dwellinghome side. Six Lincoln

batters got starts, but none passed 25 as it

was restrictedto169 runs in 44.1 overs.

Handy contributions from Bevan Rich

(40 off 94), Shanan Stewart (30off 50), Gus

Mowat (31 off 30) and Luan Blom (18 not

out) saw Southbrookearn ahard­fought

four­wicket win with two overs to spare.

Leeston­Southbridge beat Ohoka by four

wickets at LeestonPark on aday that

neither sides’ big guns fired.

Bundled out for 130, Ohokatried hard but

failed to defend the low total, with the

combined side claimingthe win in the 35th

over, thanks to an unbeaten 46­run

partnership between James Coull and

Dougald Munro.

Weedons had the bye.

Short scorecards

Cheviot 237/4 (A Redfern 73no, H

Fitzpatrick 42, TWhelan 37, ASidey 33no;

JSail 2/46, NCook 2/53) beat Oxford­

Rangiora 185 (D Fulton 54, SFleming 45; A

Redfern 4/19, CSidey 4/24, SBurnett 2/28).

Darfield 214 (T Dempster59, NGilbert 29,

RHughes 28; LTaylor 3/18, JJones 3/25)

beat Sefton 87 (A Arora 33; ZFoulkes 4/29,

WGreenslade 3/13).

Lincoln 169 (N Lerm 25, THolland 24, R

Clark 23, AGulati 21; WBaker 3/33, WShun

3/34) lost to Southbrook171/6 (B Rich 40, G

Mowat 31, SStewart 30; THolland 2/30).

Ohoka 130 (M Burns25, NCourt 21; TField

3/16, TGruijters 2/18, DMunro 2/27) lost to

Leeston­Southbridge 132/6 (J Coull 43no, D

Munro 23no, BHill 23; AHamilton 2/22).

Making history ... The Rangiora Cricket Club has agirls cricket team.

Girls take to the pitch

CRICKET

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The Rangiora Cricket Club has its first

ever girls team.

The club is the second oldestclub in

New Zealand, and while it has produced

some of Canterbury’s and New Zealand’s

most successful female cricketers, it has

never managed to get the numbers to

form an all girls team.

However, abig push by Barry van

Beurten, the Junior Girls Convenor, has

seen enough girls turn outtoform ateam.

It is playing inthe Christchurch Metro

competition, with halfthe games in

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Christchurchand half in Rangiora.

Rangiora High School has offered the

girls to use of its artificial pitch for their

home games.

Aceremony was held for the girls

recently, with accomplished North

Canterbury cricketer and rugby player

Kaylee Tavendale presenting themwith

their caps after practice.

Kaylee,who plays for the Premier

women’s St Albans side, is giving some

coaching assistance to the team,

alongside team coaches Nic Oram and

Chris Hawes.

Annabelle, Poppy,Hannah, Mikaela,

CharlotteH,Quincey, Nia and Charlotte

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

Disappointed with Forced Three

Waters Reform

Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon says he’s

exceptionally disappointed the Government has forced

the Three Waters Reform proposal on communities

without adequatelytaking on feedback.

During the announcement the Government did

concede further work would be undertaken with

local government toensure there is adequate

governance, representation and accountability of

these organisations to the communities they serve.

Mayor Dan Gordon says despite this he’s

exceptionally disappointed with the forced decision.

“Our analysis showed the argument for change for

our community from the Government is flawed

and Iamupset and extremely concerned that this

proposal is being forced on us. We received avery

clear message that 95 percent of respondents to

our community survey told the Council that they

wanted us to retain local decision making, control

and influence of our assets.

“We approached this review in good faith and

hoped the Government would show similar good

faith and respect the decision of the majority of

councils to opt-out of the reform. We hoped they

would at least press pause to allow more time to

fully consider the proposal based on the feedback

from local government.

“Throughout this process the Council always

maintained that quality drinking water and better

environmental outcomes are essential and we

were open to change.

“The Council will continue todiscuss the

implications of the Governments decision and our

next steps.” says Mayor Gordon.

Awesome Day Enhancing Mudfish Habitat

It was all hands on spades as tamariki from

View Hill School and helpers planted 350 native

seedlings in an effort to enhance an endangered

Canterbury mudfish/kōwaro habitat.

Aplanting day was held at Kowhai Farm recently.

Owner Chris Thomas was joined by 64 children,

teachers, parent helpers, the Working Waters Trust,

Silverstream Reserve Volunteers, Waimakariri

Water Zone Committee, and Cr Niki Mealings from

the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board in what was

described as an “awesome day”.

Canterbury mudfish are classified by the

Department of Conservation as the second most

endangered native fish in New Zealand. In 2020

kōwaro were found living in the creek running

through the Thomas' farm.

Kōwaro live inwetlands and slow-moving

waterways and when streams dry out, they can

burrow into damp mud and survive for several

months until water returns. Since European

settlement, alot of their habitat has been drained.

Chris was keen to see the area enhanced, and

apartnership was formed with the Working

Waters Trust and View Hill School to carry out a

restoration project for the endangered fish.

“A highlight of the day was that everyone got

to see the local kōwaro in their natural habitat,

reinforcing the significance of the work to protect

the habitat”, says Niki.

The property owners worked closely with the

Working Waters Trust to develop aplan for

their project, who are acharitable organisation

who focus on biodiversity restoration projects

in Canterbury, Otago and Southland, aswell as

educational and advocacy projects.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

Tojoin visit:

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe

CHOP

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MOP

Jason ClementsfromWaimakaririLibraries

will Chop the Mop,saying goodbye to

his beardand trademark long hair at this

fundraising event forthe Cancer Society.

Featuring special guest poetryreadings by:

North Canterbury Cancer Society Writers Group

John Allison |Ben Brown |Doc Drumheller

Ciaran Fox |Bernadette Hall

RangioraLibrary

Thursday11November•6.30-8pm (entrybykoha)

If we are still in Level 2,this event will be held at the

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03 311 8901

Does Your Pool

Fence Comply?

Summer is here and it’s important pool barriers

and fencing comply with the Building Act.

From November to Marcheach year we’ll be visiting

properties to checkifapool is still present, the type

and if the pool fence complies.

We’ll leave anotice inthe letterbox aer the check, and

note any items that may need to be addressed.

Why we’re doing this:

The Building Act requires us to inspect for pool barriers

regularly for compliance to the Building Code.

Call us on 03 311 8906 if you have any questions

Register your pool at waimakariri.govt.nz -

keyword search Swimming Pool Registration.

English Language Classes

Is English your second language?

Come along toourour classes to improve

your speaking and listening skills.

We cover some interesting topics in afriendly

and welcoming space with opportunities to

socialise with your classmates too.

When

Every Saturday, 13November to 11 December 2021

10am-1pm

Where

Rangiora Town Hall Function Room

303 High Street, Rangiora

Cost

Classes are free

For more information or to register

Julie Cloughley |Tutor

Email: cloughju@hotmail.com

Phone: 027 403 8245

For more info

waimakariri.govt.nz/migrants-and-newcomers


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Tenders

Public Notices

Public Notices

Give usyour

feedback

YOUTH

Development Grant

Available to young people living

in the Waimakariri District aged

between 12 and 24.

Applications are now open and will

close on Friday 11February 2022.

For more information:

com.board@wmk.govt.nz

027 254 3940

waimakariri.govt.nz

NEED FUNDING

FOR A

COMMUNITY

PROJECT?

Your Community Board can support

your project with grant funding.

Application forms and grant criteria are available

online or from any Council Service Centre. For more

information about funding visit the Council website.

Find out more at

waimakariri.govt.nz/communitygrants

Request fortender

Contract HDC 21/05 CemeterySexton

Duties 2022–2025

Tenders are invited for suitably qualified and

experienced contractors with the capability and

resources to partner with HDC to undertake

cemeterysexton dutieswhich include:

Preparing and closing in burialplots,and burialplot

maintenanceacrossthe District’s cemeteries which

are located inBalcairn, Glenmark, Waiau, Waikari,

Culverden, Rotherham, Cheviot, HorslyDownsand

HanmerSprings.

Tender Documents can be downloaded on the

GETS website (www.gets.govt.nz) - reference

25026154

Tenders close at 4pmonFriday 3rd December

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

BVM Rae Ltd t/as New

World Kaiapoi has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the issue of

an Off-Licence in respect of

the premises situated at 52

Charles St, Kaiapoi or the

Supermarket known as New

World Kaiapoi.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to be

conducted) under the licence

is Retail -Supermarket.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday - Sunday, 7am -

10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 working days after the

date of the publication of this

notice, file anotice inwriting

of the objection with the

Secretary of the Waimakariri

District Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the issue

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than a matter specified in

section 105 (1) of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol Act

2021.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice

was first published on 28

October 2021.

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CONWAY WAIAU TB MANAGEMENT AREA

POSSUM DETECTION SURVEY -WARNING

Vector Free Marlborough Limited wishes to advise that a

ground-based possum detection survey operation is taking

place as we work towards eradicating TB from New Zealand

over the long term. This operation will be conducted as apart

of OSPRI’s TBfree programme.

Before the operation, Vector Free Marlborough staff will seek

written permission from landowners within the operational

area to gain permission before undertaking work. They will

discuss the proposed detection survey methods and answer

any questions.

Amap of the area can be found on the Vector Free Marlborough

website under the Current Operations tab.

Description of control area

Amuri Dog Creek -located immediately to the northwest of

Waiau Township from Lottery River in the East then along the

Waiau River to Cabbage Tree Island in the West and up into the

foothills of the Amuri Range in the North.

Operation date

12 July 2021 to 30 November 2021 (approximate)

Control methods, equipment used and nature of work

• Detection Devices (non-toxic chew cards affixed to trees

and structures such as fence posts presented with a

blaze of flour and icing sugar from the ground up to the

detection device) will be deployed for 7-8nights

• Leg-hold traps or sentinel kill traps will be deployed for 3

nights at the site when possum activity is detected

• Concurrent Survey -animal carcasses will be retrieved

and submitted for post-mortem

General warning

• Follow advice stated on warning signs

• Donot touch detection devices and traps

• Donot touch possumcarcasses

• Keep children under strict supervision in the control area

• Keep pets under supervision.

Warning signs will be erected at all main public entry points

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

any of these signs. Please follow the instructions stated on

the signs.

Forfurther information please contact

Vector Free Marlborough Limited

Free Phone: 0508 548 008

Email: communications@vectorfree.co.nz

Website: www.vectorfree.co.nz

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

primary industries and currently runs the TBfree and National

Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programmes.

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Public Notices

MILITARYEXERCISE

2/1 RNZIR BATTALION

EXERCISE FOXHOUND

08 -11November2021

Thegeneral public is to be advised thatNZArmy

Training will be conductedinthe Burnham, West

Melton Rifle Range and the Oxford Forest areas

over the period 08 –11November 2021.

Theexercise will involvepersonnel of the 2/1

Battalion RoyalNew Zealand InfantryRegiment

from 1(NZ) Brigade,Burnham. Theexercise will

involvethe movementofupto200 personnel and

vehicles by dayand night.

Training will involvesmall arms live, simulation

and blank firing ammunition as well as explosives

and pyrotechnics.The exercisewill involvemilitary

activities being run by dayand night. Activities

will be run overan80hr period starting at 0600 on

Mondaythe 8thand finishing middayThursday

the 11th.

Formoreinformation please contact

WO2J.van Arendonk on 021 941 453.

Public Notice

DECISION ON SUBMISSIONS ON

PROPOSEDPLANCHANGE 5TOTHE

HURUNUI DISTRICT PLAN

The decision onsubmissions to Plan Change 5–

Hanmer Springsdesign standards, hasbeenmade.

The Hurunui District Plan will be amended in

accordance with this decision from the date of this

public notice.

Anypersonwhomadeasubmission on PlanChange

5may appeal thedecisiontotheEnvironmentCourt

against adecisiononaprovisionormatterraisedin

theirsubmission.

Appeals must be filed with the Environment Court

within 30working days ofthis notice and therefore

received no later than17December 2021.

Acopyofthe decision can be viewedonthe Council’s

website www.hurunui.govt.nz/pc5.

Pleasedirect any enquiries to NicolaKirby

03 3148816ornicola.kirby@hurunui.govt.nz.

2431879

AMBERLEY DISTRICT RESIDENTS

ASSOCIATION AGM

“A vision for Amberley”

The Amberley District Residents’ Association Inc

would like to invite you to their AGM to be held

on Monday 15 th November 2021, 7.30 pm at

the Tin Shed, Amberley.

ADRAexists to advance the interests of residents

and promote Amberley as a great place to

live and do business. We publish The Hotline

fortnightly and support Mollie’s Place, amuch

needed and valued Community Reuse Hub. We

are aregistered charity donating thousands of

dollars to the community each year.

If you have aVision for Amberley come to the

AGM and bring your ideas with you. Roger

Hornblow will be hosting the evening using

robust discussions and post it notes. We also

welcome locals who want to help.

After the brief formalities of the AGM we

plan to have an informal forum/discussion

about AVision for Amberley followed by light

refreshments so pleasecome along.

If we are still at Level 2please do the following:

•Scan or Sign in.

•Social distance 2metres.

•Use the sanitiser provided.

•Wear your mask.

Kind Regards the ADRAExecutive Committee.

Please contact the Secretary, YoTurnbull, if you

have any queries.

03 314 5875

027 387 3449

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Public Notices

Extraordinary Council

meeting

To discuss astatement of proposal for formal

public community consultation on the Three

Watersreformannounced recently by government.

Date: ThursdayNovember 4, 2.00pm.

This meeting will belivestreamed, please see

Hurunui District CouncilFacebook page at thetime

of the meetingtoclick on the link.

BOOK FAIR

WE NEED

YOUR BOOKS

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE

AT: ZSERVICE STATION &

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.

Help us to do this again by donating books,

magazines, dvds, cds, puzzles &records.

Rangiora Charitable Trust

Rangiora A&P

Showgrounds Pavilion

156 Ashley St, Rangiora

If you want us to collect

your books, call:

Waimakariri Country Music

Festival

FUNDRAISER


Admission: $5 per person

Venue: Rangiora Showgrounds,

Ashley St

Date: Friday 12 th November

Time: 11am –4pm

Bring cord charts

Food for sale

ALL WELCOME

Book Fair

26th &27th

November 2021

027 472 4439

2432286

2429909

Rotary ClubofRangiora

Charitable Trust

ALEX MURRAY

EDUCATION AWARD 2021

The Rotary Club of Rangiora awards agrant each

year inmemory of aformer member, Alex Murray,

to assist ayoung person about toleave 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 ineither the Waimakariri

or Hurunui Districts. The grant is to assist with

course costs and/or study materials (excluding

accommodation costs) over the first two years of

tertiarystudy.

We are calling for applications for this grant for study

to becommenced in 2022.

The application form may beobtained by emailing

ayers.david@xtra.co.nz.

Applications willclose on Thursday 18 th November

2021.

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Tree Trimming Machine Operator Wanted

Join a cohesive, positive small team in a self-led role

Must Have:

• Proof of solid work history

• Honesty, Pride in work & customer service

• Knowledge of Machine care

• Rural mindset

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Well rewarded in both job satisfaction & payrate

Interested? Please email 1 page of relevant information

to ash@mtt.co.nz or this can be instead photo text’d to

me 0272 384 624. Job description will be included in

reply email.

2430663

Community Trust Position –North

Canterbury Sport &Recreation Trust

Upon the recent retirement of one of our Community

Trustees we are now seeking areplacement who

ideally has abackground in business management

and be able to contribute to the financial

literacy of the Trust. They will share our vision of

modern and flexible governance, and have some

understanding or exposure to the not-for profit

sector.

The North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust

was established in 1982 as aCharitable Trust. We

run five community Fitness Centres, with multiple

community projects and initiatives.

In recent years the Trust has expanded its charitable

activities into avariety ofrecreational programmes,

while remaining committed to dedicating its

surpluses and assets to improving the wellbeing

of the district’s communities through its Charitable

Objectives and Trust Deed.

The work of the Trust extends much further than

providing gym and fitness facilities across the

region. It is also involved with anumber of primary

school sports and community initiatives, including

in-school sports coaching, swimming and cycling

programmes. We cater for Pre School and Silver

Fitness and the coordination of arange of school

sports competitions.

The Trust also organises the North Canterbury

Sports Awards, the Rakahuri Rage Mountainbike

race, and hosts acharity golf tournament each year.

It requires commitment and an investment in a

wide range of initiatives to build ahighly productive

community, in which individuals of all ages are

encouraged to reach their full health, fitness and

sporting potential. That’s why the work of the

North Canterbury Sport &Recreation Trust is so

important.

If you are interested in being party of the Trusts

continuing evolvement please contact

roliver@sportstrust.org.nz by 19 th November 2021.

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Public Notices

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS

“The Key of Knowledge ..“(Luke 11:52)

“GOOD NEWS”

The GODofthe Bible is “like aFATHERtoHIS children,

tender and compassionate to those that love and fear

HIM. For HE knows how weak we are; HE remember

we are only dust… But the love of the LORD remains

forever withthosewho fear HIM”. Psalm 103:13-17.

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available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads.

No job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.

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.

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

Trade&Services

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.

GUTTER CLEANING -

SUMMER SPECIAL -

Total gutter / spouting

cleaning and repairs. For

Fast and friendly Service

call Canterbury Spouting

Services on 0508

SPOUTING or 022 375

8506. FREE QUOTES.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

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.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

qualified.

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

ROOFER All roof repairs,

roof painting, water blasting,

moss treatment,

repointing, gutter cleans &

snow straps, and more. Free

quotes. Please ph Nathan

027 516 6609.

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

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

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Trade&Services

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.

Trade&Services

SHEARER. Hap’sFarm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713or021-267-4025.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

Trade&Services

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Trade&Services

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

Trade&Services

2362002

027 216 0000

Trade&Services

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

2401953

Trade&Services

HAY MAKING

Rounds or

conventional with

mower /conditioner.

Ph Gary

2431786

027 478 2925

or 313 7939

Trade&Services

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

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

Computer Repairs

• 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

Construction &Concrete

DENTURE CLINIC

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Ear Health

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

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Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

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Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

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

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 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

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

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz

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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Landscaping

STEWART CONTRACTING

Landscaping -Fencing

& Earthworks

2136148

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Skip Hire

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

100% locally owned and operated

Hardfill |Green Waste |General Waste |BuilderSkips

Various sizes to suit all needs

Commercial placement at competitive rates

Call us directly on 021 280 1132

wastecontrolskips@gmail.com

www.wastecontrolskips.co.nz

Get 5% off your first skip order, use code WASTE5

2172994

2431576

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

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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

•1.8L PetrolAuto

•Bluetooth, Camera

•Cruise Control, 37,100km

$

22,995

2013CorollaGXHatch

•1.8L Petrol, Auto

•Bluetooth, CruiseControl

•7Airbags

2015Yaris GX Hatch

•1.3LPetrol5-speed manual

$ •Camera, Bluetooh

13,995 $

10,995

•NZ-new

TZ-G LandCruiserPrado

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Leather

•7-seater,AdaptiveSuspension

•Only78,150km

$

61,995

Holden Spark LS

•1.4LPetrolAuto, 5-Door

•Bluetooth, Cruise Control

•49,050kms

$

11,995

2015Toyota Ractis

•1.3LPetrolAuto, 45,550km

•CD/AUX/USB

Connectivity

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

2017 Toyota C-HR

•1.2LTurbo PetrolAWD

•Camera, Satnav, 5-door

• NZ-new, 44,7000km

$

29,995

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, only47,700km

$

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

2016 Rav4 GXL

•2.5LPetrolAWD,Camera

•Keyless,Towbar,Bluetooh

•88,900km

$

28,995

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

2008 Highlander Limited

•3.5LPetrolV6, Alloys

• Leather, 7-seater, Camera

•Bluetooth

$

22,995

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

•Only39,150kms

$

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

1998Hilux SurfSSR-G

•3.0L TurboDiesel

•Alloys, Climate Air, CD Player

•VeryTidy

$

15,995

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

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