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Underpass wanted ... Pupils from Leithfield School’s Pukeko class with principal, Rob Cavanagh, second from left, and other teachers, during aroadside protest at Pukeko Junction

last week.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

Lives at risk at highway junction

By SHELLEY TOPP

Lives are beingput at risk crossing State

Highway1atPukeko Junctiontoget to

school,LeithfieldSchoolpupils say.

Pupils fromthe school’sYear 6, Pukeko

class, highlighted the dangeratthe busy

SH1 intersection lastWednesday.

Their protest calledfor community

supportfor an underpass to be builtatthe

busyintersection.

The class hasalsowrittentoNZ

TransportAgency chiefexecutive Nicole

Rosie,Hurunui DistrictCouncilMayor

Marie Black, andthe Ministerof

EducationChrisHipkins,alerting them to

theproblemand asking fortheirsupport.

Thepupilssay the highwayistoo busy

forchildren to cross safely,particularlyin

themorning before school, afterschool,

andthe Fridaybeforelongweekends.

‘‘Wewouldlike an underpassor

somethingsimilartosafely cross thebusy

mainhighway independently without

support from ourparents.’’

Research done by the pupils and their

teacher, Dale Thomson, shows

constructing an underpasswould cost

$500,000.

The studentswanted to start

fundraising for the underpassand

thought abouthaving abaking day,selling

rafflesand havingamufti­day.

‘‘But it wastoo hardfor our little

community to comeupwith thisamount

of money,’’ theysay.

School principalRob Cavanagh says

the PukekoJunctionintersection is one of

North Canterbury’sbusiest.

‘‘Itisadangeroushighway to cross for

children and adults.’’

Mr Cavanagh attended last week's

roadside protest, which was held outside

peak­hourtraffictime, from 1.45pm to

2.30pm,and at onepointhecounted50

vehiclesinunder five minutes.

Pukeko Junction Wine Shop and

Gallery ownerSheryll Bowensaysmany

accidents have occurred at the

intersectionand thereare regularnear

misses.

‘‘Therewerethreeaccidents in five

weeks once,’’ she says.

‘‘In oneofthe accidentsavan burst into

flames. Thereare so many heavy vehicles

on thatroad, buses, freight trucks, logging

trucksand stocktrucks, all going 100km

an hour.

‘‘It is anightmare.’’

Theintersectionhas been adangerous

area to cross for manyyearsbut thehuge

increase in traffic flowinthe last decade,

duetoNorth Canterbury’shighgrowth,

hasintensifiedthe problem.

Sixyears ago seniorconstable Ken

Terryheld aworkshopatthe school

offering safety tipsfor the children on

howtocrossSH1 safely.

Thechildren werealsogiven safety

vests andflags at thesafety workshopto

make them more visiblewhencrossing

theintersection.

However,since thennothinghas been

done to improvethe safetyofthe

intersection.

HurunuiDistrict Mayor Marie Black

says the pupil’sletter hasbeen included

in the roadsafety agendafor its meeting

on November23.

‘‘The schoolchildrenhave been

invited, andacceptedthe invitation,to

come alongtothatmeeting to present

their case on the dangersofcrossing the

StateHighway.’’

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The Canterbury DistrictHealthBoard

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vaccinationpush in Waimakaririthis

weekend.

Meanwhile the JabbaWaka will be

visiting the Hurunui District.

The HanmerSprings Health Centre,

the Amberley Medical Centre and the

Cheviot Community Health Centre are

working together to take vaccination

clinics out to the publicusing amini

JabbaWaka van.

Atotal of 89.3 percent of Waimakariri’s

eligible populationhave had their first

Covid­19 vaccination, with 75% fully

vaccinated.InHurunui 87% of the

eligible populationhave had their first

vaccinationwith 75.1% fully vaccinated.

While in Kaikoura only 83.8% of the

eligible populationhave now had their

first vaccination and 73.4% are fully

vaccinated.

Five Covid­19 vaccination clinicswill

be open in the Waimakariridistrict and

will include two special events.

‘‘Waimakariri still has abit of work to

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opposite the Moscow Circus.

“If people have not yet had their

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alsobehanding out spot prizes

throughout the day, so come on down.

Rollyour sleeves up Waimakariri.Let’s

get it done.’’

Hanmer Springs Health Centre

practicemanager Paul Walmsley says

the purpose of the JabbaWakaistoreach

people and businessesinHurunui

communities that wouldbenefitby

vaccination clinicscoming to them.

Technologywill enablereal­time

updates into the national Covid

Immunisation Register (CIR) system.

Three dates have been confirmed but

moremay be organised, depending on

demand. Details can be obtained by

phoningthe healthcentres.

On Friday November 12, the Amberley

Health Centre staff willhave the

JabbaWaka at LeithfieldBeach from 9am

and it will be at the Leithfield Hotel, in

Leithfieldvillage,from 11.30am.

On TuesdayNovember 16, the Cheviot

Health Centre staff willbetaking the

JabbaWaka into the Cheviottownship.

From Saturday November 20, through

to Monday November 22, the Hanmer

SpringsHealthCentrewill have the

JabbaWaka in the Hanmer Springs

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down to the HurunuiHotel heading

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clinicsopen for drop­ins this weekend

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Saturday:

KaiapoiFamily Doctors: 9am –5pm

Rangiora Durham Health:9am –8pm

Rangiora Unichem Medical Corner:

9am –3pm

Stan's 7Day Pharmacy in Rangiora:

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Sunday:

Ravenswood New World pop­up

vaccination clinic: 12noon –5pm.

Teen looks to new challenge

By SHELLEY TOPP

Life with alopecia in apowered

wheelchair has dealt Rangiora teen Ava

Hurst extraordinary challenges.

But now the former top student, who

has apassion for numbers and

accountancy, is looking forward to

joining the workforce.

‘‘I hope to be able to get an office/

accountancy job, but Iamopen to

anything that comes my way,’’ she says.

‘‘My plans are to keep searching for a

job and not let my physical disability

stop me from becoming an independent

young adult.’’

Ava, who is 16, has been in apowered

chair since she was three years old after

being seriously injured in ahead­on car

crash when she was 22­months­old.

She suffered traumatic brain injuries,

aserious neck injury that required a

neck fusion, afractured collarbone,

pulmonary contusions, stretched spinal

cord and an eye injury in the crash.

Medical specialists told her parents

Nikki Thomson and Adrian Hurst, who

were also in the crash, that people with

such serious injuries rarely survived.

‘‘I am only alive because my spine

didn’t snap,’’ Ava says. ‘‘I am also lucky

that Dad is aStJohn Ambulance medic.’’

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The accident left Ava with limited use

of her arms and legs. Eleven months

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It was alot to cope with, but Ava

approaches life with apositive,

confident attitude and uses her hightech

powered wheelchair to increase

her mobility.

She attended Woodend School for the

first seven years of her education before

completing her final four years at

Rangiora New Life School.

Ava enjoys cosplay (performance art),

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She loves performing on stage and has

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Turbulence ahead for reforms

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Amberley will be the scene of amajor

protestonNovember21, as

Groundswell NZ continuesits

nationwide campaignagainst

unworkable regulations.

Titled The Mother of all Protests the

focus will be on the ThreeWaters

Reforms.

Groundswell is calling for New

Zealanders to rally in support of

councils with ashow of solidarity

during the Sunday protest.

Jamie McFadden, Rural Advocacy

Network(RAN) chairsays the way in

which the Government is forcibly taking

over the controland running of

community watersupplies, stormwater

and wastewater, is symptomatic of the

way it is forcing regulations on New

Zealanders.

RAN has formedanalliance with

Groundswell NZ, afarmers lobby group

which has its roots in Southland and

Otago.

Mr McFadden says the Three Waters

Reform has been widely opposedby

councils throughout New Zealand,

including all councils in Canterbury.

‘‘Mayors and councillors across the

countryhave spoken out strongly

againstthe Governmentactions­the

forceful takeover of controlof

community assets, the sham of the

consultation process and the loss of

local democracy and representation.’’

He says towns across the country,

many of whom didn’t takepart last time,

are already planning their part in the

protest.

The Amberley eventiscallingfor

people and vehicles to congregatein

the main street of Amberley at 12:45 pm

for a1pmstart on November 21.

This will be followedbyaspeechby

HurunuiMayor Marie Black, which will

be videoed.

Groundswell will makeanationwide

radio announcement on Newstalk ZB at

1:35 pm.

Mr McFadden is asking everyone to

follow the appropriate Covid­19 rules in

their area.

The speech area will be roped off,

with amaximum of 100 people allowed

in thatimmediatearea.

The rest of those attending the protest

are expected to fill the mainstreet of

Amberley, he says.

More information on the Mother of all

Protests can be foundonthe

Groundswell NZ facebook page and

website, and will be advertised in local

media.

Public gathering

Meanwhile the Hurunui District

Councilisnot backing downinits

oppositionofthe water reforms.

It is putting up afight overthe

reformswhich it says are ‘‘flawedinits

Troubled waters ... The Hurunui District Council will continue to engage with the public

about the Three Waters Reform. Pictured is the Hurunui River.

PHOTO: FILE

economic analysis, and negatively

impactslocal democracy and control’’.

It is seeking auniteddistrict­wide

voice and is planningapublic gathering

at the GlenmarkRugby Club grounds at

Omihi on Sunday,November14, to give

people an opportunity to have asay on

the reforms, makesubmissions, and

backthe council in its endeavours to

highlight its concerns to Government.

“It’s all abouthaving acollective

voice, and mobilising the public so they

can have their say. It’s up to everyone to

makesome noise,’’ says HurunuiMayor

Marie Black,who invites peopleto

bring apicniclunch and make a

submission while enjoying the day.

Mrs Black says the government’s

announcementlast week to mandate

the Three Waters Reform Proposal,

through legislationwhich takes away

the provision to opt out of the reforms,

has stripped the council of its option to

carry out formalconsultation.

However, she says it is vitally

important the council keeps its word to

the people of Hurunui District,

thereforeitwill continue with the

promised plan to formallyask for

feedback againjust afew weeks after

asking and receiving informal

feedback.

“This is alegal processweare

following, so we encourage everyone to

please partakeinthis consultation

process. This is your chance to have

your say and tell the government what

you think.”

The action followsanextraordinary

meeting last Thursday where the

council adopted aStatement of

Proposal to oppose the government’s

ThreeWatersReform, opting for a

formal roundofconsultationwith its

ratepayersand residents.

The councilvoted unanimouslyin

favour of the statement, supporting Mrs

Blackand ChiefExecutive Officer

Hamish Dobbie in their questtoput up

afight to retain control of the assets,

whichcouncillors and district residents

and ratepayersbelieve the councilis

making agood fistofmanaging.

Mrs Blacksays the council believes

the government’s proposal to reform

threewaters services’, delivery is

poorly defined, and seriously flawed.

Informal Hurunuicommunity

feedbacktodate strongly opposesthe

ThreeWatersReform, and Mrs Black

says she looksforward to seeing the

same high level of engagementwith the

next stage of consultation.

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at 5pm.

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Seals found dead along Kaikoura coast

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Elevenfur seals have been found dead on

theKaikouracoast.

Theirdeaths arebeing treated as

suspicious by Te RunangaoKaikoura, the

DepartmentofConservation, and the

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Five adult seals werefounddead at

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However thereare indications they

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“Theseals at HalfMoonBay are badly

decomposedand it’s not beenpossibleto

confirmwhatcausedtheir deaths,but

there was blood at thesite andtheir

deaths are thought unlikelytobefrom

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‘‘Wehaven’t beenabletoclosely

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position in thebreeding colonyand the

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‘‘Itisanarrow,tidalareaand accessing

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Mr Bradfield saysitseems unlikely

these six seals would havedied from

natural causes so closely together.

“Sadly, there weretwo distressed seal

pupssitting with twoofthe bodies, so it’s

possible theirmothers may havebeen

among thedead seals.’’

He says DOCstaff searched the

Kaikoura coastlinebut didn’t find any

other seals thatappeared to have been

killed.

‘‘Thoughwecan’t be certain at this time

how the seals died, it is deeply

disappointing the indicationssofar are

theyhavebeendeliberately killed.

Seals havebeenre­establishing on the

Kaikoura coastlineafterthe 2016

Seal haven ... Seal pups enjoying the sun north of Kaikoura.

earthquake damagedparts of their

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‘‘They areapopular sight, withpeople

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‘‘Te RunangaoKaikoura and DOCtake

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PHOTO: FILE

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Awrybill defying the odds and surviving

Nick Ledgard, the past chair of the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare group, says nowhere else in New Zealand,

away from the coast, are there rare and endangered braided river birds living in their original habitat so close

to amajor population centre —Rangiora. Nick has stood down as chair after 18 years to continue his work

with the birds, observe them and help them to endure in their braided river environment, at the mercy of

predators, humans and vehicles. There is one little wrybill that has given Nick great heart and hope. He

reports on avery special observation.

It was theflash of blue that reallycaught

my attention.

Everymonth Iwalk a2km sectionofour

local Ashley­Rakahuri river, countingthe

birds that Isee on the riverbed.

Over thewinter,numbersare low,but

they increase over springwhen the birds

starttoarrive fortheir breedingseason.

Theiconicspecieswhich Ikeep a

specialwatch for is thewrybill –ngutu

pare —the only birdinthe world with a

side­waysbendingbill andonlybreeding

in Canterbury’sbraidedrivers. Between 8

­10pairshavebredonthe riveroverthe

last few years.

Forme, the first indication thata

wrybillisaroundcomes from itscall.

This has aslightly higher pitch than the

more common banded dotterel,which

always arrives beforethe wrybill.

It was twoweeks ago thatIheard acall

in the riverbed andsoonspotted asingle

bird feedingupthe river margin. Closer

examination through binoculars revealed

it to be amalebird­and then my eyes

widenedwhen Isaw aflashofblue as it

raisedaleg out of theshallowwater.

Iwhisperedalow ‘youbeauty’, as I

realisedthat thisbird wasour former

MBW­BW, theonlycolourbanded wrybill

left on the river.

He was only seenonceearly last

season,after whichwethoughthehad

gone forgood.But thissightingproved

that he was stillaliveand well.

Placing colourbands on birds allows

forindividual identification, andsince

2000 we have banded 25 wrybill.This

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Aspecial little bird ... Awrybill that has been returning to the Ashley River for at least

13 years. PHOTO: NICK LEDGARD

ceased in 2011whenthe person withthe

right banding permits departed.

BW­BW was banded as abreeding adult

in 2010,whenwereckon he was aged 2–

which means he is currently at least 13

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birds for about4years. Whytheydon’tlast

longer, we just do not know–because the

oldestwrybillsrecordedhave reached

well over 20 years.

We have closely followed BW­BW’s

progress since he was first banded. This

wasdownatthe Railway site, whenhe

waswith abanded female, WO­GO.We

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knowthey weretogetherfor at least3

years,and even though they annuallylaid

the usual2eggsand chicks were hatched,

we never sawany chickreach theflying

stage.

WO­GO then disappeared, presumably

died, and next seasonBW­BWappeared

withanunbandedfemale 3km further up

the riveratGroyne 2nearthe airport. He

has returnedtothissiteever since. Butas

his mate is unbanded we don’t know

whether shewas alwaysthe same bird.

Eventhoughtheir nesthas been

washed outbyspring floods at leasttwice,

theyhavealways renestedand donewell

up there,raising atotal of 12 chicks.

In the 2014­15season theyeven doublebrooded

–that is hadtwo nests in the one

season andfledged 3chicks.

Thatdoesnot happen veryoftenonthe

Ashley­Rakahuri river.

To ourknowledge, BW­BW last

parented achick in the2019­20 season, by

the end of which he had lost oneofhis

white bands, and therefore become BW­

B. Whenseenonce at hisusualGroyne2

sitelastyear,hehad lost hissecond white

band, so wasjustB­B.

Acouple of weeks ago, when Isaw him

at Groyne 2, he hadonlythe oneblue

bandonhis leftleg,and therefore become

justplainB.Thatband lookedvery thin –

so we maynot be abletoidentify him

again.

But,itwas still thereafew daysago

whenIspotted alonemaleinthe main

channel, whichthe binocsrevealedtobe

MB (was MBW­BW).

He obliginglyflew up alongsidemeto

chase awayaBandedDotterel/turiwhatu.

Iamsure he has amate on anest but

could notlocate it.Isaw him last night,

and he paused for the attached photo.

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and he allowedmetosee hislatest

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awayfor aphoto.

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6 The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

Council wants input

from its communities

The Hurunui District Council now

understandthe governmentposition

to mandatethe Three Waters

Reforms.

We also now have amuch clearer

picture of ‘‘why’’ it is so important to

continue to hear from you.

Our counciltook the view that

informally we need to hear fromour

constituents during the 8week

period of Julythrough September,

but at the HurunuiDistrict Council

we also had an active resolution on

the table to formally consult.

Therefore at last week’s

extraordinary meeting we resolved

to prepareand plan for thisprocess.

We are comingtoyou to allowyour

voice.

Earlier this year as acouncilwe

drafted astrategy that cements

waterresilience as akey objective,

stating that ‘‘enduring water

supplies sustain our people, our

prosperity, and our environment’’.

Securing future water security

and water quality is one of the

pillars that alignswith the council’s

oppositiontothe reformprocess.

We continue to hold on to the

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

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beliefthat the establishment of

Taumata Arowai is the first step in

this process.

Give time for the regulations to

becomeembedded and then

progress with the nextsteps.

Be bravetake time and pause –

take the community on the journey

with you. Let us understandthe

regulations and theassociated costs.

We have achance here to work

with critical partners and drive for a

successful outcome.

You all have avoice and nowisthe

time you need to participate in local

democracy, and mobilise the voice

of the peoplebymaking

representationthrough the select

committee process.

Ijust want to finishtodaywith

‘‘The purpose of local government’’

which is to (a) enable democratic

local decision­making and action by,

and on behalfofcommunities and (b)

to promote the social, economic,

environmental, and culturalwellbeing

of communitiesinthe present

and for the future.

Kia kaha and thank you,

Marie

Little change proposed in representation

By DAVID HILL

Woodend and Pegasus representation

at the WaimakaririDistrict Council

table is now in the hands of local

residents, Woodend­Sefton Community

Board chairperson Shona Powell says.

The council has opted for the

existing ward structure ahead of next

year’slocal body election following its

representation review.

Concerns remain about Woodend,

Pegasus and rural representation,

after councillors votedlast week for

the existing three ward and four

community board boundaries to

remainthe same.

This leaves the growing towns of

Woodend and Pegasus in the Kaiapoi­

Woodend ward.

Ms Powellsays it is now up to the

local communitytodosomething about

it.

‘‘The council has done it’sjob with

the representation review, so if local

people want local representation then

they need to make it happen.

‘‘We need quality people to stand and

local people need to vote for them.’’

She estimates Woodend(including

Ravenswood) and Pegasusnow have

populations of around 4000 each,

comparedtoKaiapoi which has about

12,000 people.

‘‘We are the third largest urban area

in the district, but thisarea feelslike

there isn’tacommunity of interestwith

Kaiapoi.

‘‘I know thatcouncillors from

Rangioraand Kaiapoi try to represent

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ngs

Short circuit needed

Hands up anyone who has tried to get

something sorted with abig utility

company.

Ibet there are heaps of you who have

hung on the end of the phone for ages,

trying to do something as simple as

change aname on abill.

All the while there is some voice

cutting in intermittently saying all the

operators are busy, but you can go to our

website, message us or use WhatsApp.

No, Iwant to speak to aperson, and get

this settled once and for all.

It seems, despite being married to the

same bloke for 45 years, Ican’t add his

name to an account. He has to give the

ok.

He is on our main account, so why

can’t they just take it as read. We are the

same people, living together at the

address both bills go to.

So having finally connected with areal

person, Ithought my frustrations would

soon be over. Nope, Ineeded hubbies

permission.

Well he is never going to hang on until

ahuman is available. He doesn’t text,

message or have the ability on his little

flip top to access the internet.

So Iwent to said company’s website. I

endeavoured to fix the problem by

setting up the account in both our

names.

End result —they closed the account,

sent me abill for afinal reading, and

opened anew account, for anew

us, and we do havegood supportat

events from councillors, but sometimes

thereisn’t agreat dealof

understanding for local issues in this

area.

‘‘They are certainly elected to

represent the whole district, but there

are times you think ‘if you had talked to

us, we could have toldyou’.’’

Whilethe next representation

review is due in six years time,Ms

Powell would likeareviewtobe

completedin2024 after the next

Census, due in 2023, ‘‘because the

population is changing so fast’’.

The only change in representation is

the allocationofmembers for the

Rangiora­AshleyCommunity Board,

wherethereisafive/threesplit at

present. The councilhas approved a

Fair

connection in hubbies name.

Apparently his name was all that was

recorded on the website before Isaw the

error of my ways, and exited.

Great. Itried ringing again to get it

sorted.

It seemed odd he had to ring to agree

to be on the account when my name was

there, but he still had to ring to let me go

on the account when it was in his name.

Go figure.

So Iset about messaging. Igot replies,

but the end result is Ican’t be added to

the account, they can’t tell me where the

bill is being sent for privacy reasons, and

hubby has to contact them to sort it out

by ringing, or via messaging, texting,

WhatsApp, or emailing.

Being arural bloke all he wants is a

phone that rings out, and people can get

hold of him on —nofuss or bother with

things technological.

Iknow where the bill is being sent ­it

goes to my Gmail account and is paid out

of our joint bank account.

Icould go on, but Ihave no doubt you

are now as confused as Iam.

Instead Ihave sent them asigned

letter from hubby requesting Igoonthe

account, and one from myself saying I

agree.

And what did Iget back —an

automated reply which said: ‘‘A faster

way to contact us is to message us via

Facebook messenger or WhatsApp.’’

Igive up!

change to six representing the

Rangiora sub­division, and two in the

largelyrural Ashley sub­division, due

to population changes.

Speaking at last week’s Waimakariri

District Council meeting,CrKirstyn

Barnettstressed the need for

councillors and community board

memberstobeaware of rural voters.

‘‘We can see thatour district is

becoming more urban, but we are periurban

and we stillhave arural sector

and our community boardsneed to be

aware of our rural areas.’’

This structure is expectedtoremain

in place for the 2022 and 2025local

body elections. Residents have until

December 8tomake an objection to the

Local Government Commissionifthey

have any concerns.

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Waimakariri 11:00am 2.5 4:39am 0.4 11:58am 2.5 5:37am 0.5 12:26am 2.3 6:36am 0.5 1:23am 2.3 7:34am 0.6 2:18am 2.3 8:30am 0.6 3:11am 2.3 9:23am 0.6 4:00am 2.3 10:13am 0.6

Mouth

11:29pm 2.3 5:19pm 0.4

6:19pm 0.5 12:55pm 2.4 7:15pm 0.5 1:51pm 2.3 8:08pm 0.5 2:45pm 2.3 8:58pm 0.5 3:34pm 2.3 9:45pm 0.6 4:20pm 2.2 10:31pm 0.6

Amberley 11:00am 2.5 4:39am 0.4 11:58am 2.5 5:37am 0.5 12:26am 2.3 6:36am 0.5 1:23am 2.3 7:34am 0.6 2:18am 2.3 8:30am 0.6 3:11am 2.3 9:23am 0.6 4:00am 2.3 10:13am 0.6

Beach

11:29pm 2.3 5:19pm 0.4

6:19pm 0.5 12:55pm 2.4 7:15pm 0.5 1:51pm 2.3 8:08pm 0.5 2:45pm 2.3 8:58pm 0.5 3:34pm 2.3 9:45pm 0.6 4:20pm 2.2 10:31pm 0.6

11:09am 2.5 4:48am 0.4

5:46am 0.5 12:35am 2.3 6:45am 0.5 1:32am 2.3 7:43am 0.6 2:27am 2.3 8:39am 0.6 3:20am 2.3 9:32am 0.6 4:09am 2.3 10:22am 0.6

Motunau 11:38pm 2.3 5:28pm 0.4 12:07pm 2.5 6:28pm 0.5 1:04pm 2.4 7:24pm 0.5 2:00pm 2.3 8:17pm 0.5 2:54pm 2.3 9:07pm 0.5 3:43pm 2.3 9:54pm 0.6 4:29pm 2.2 10:40pm 0.6

11:11am 2.5 4:50am 0.4

5:48am 0.5 12:37am 2.3 6:47am 0.5 1:34am 2.3 7:45am 0.6 2:29am 2.3 8:41am 0.6 3:22am 2.3 9:34am 0.6 4:11am 2.3 10:24am 0.6

Gore Bay 11:40pm 2.3 5:30pm 0.4 12:09pm 2.5 6:30pm 0.5 1:06pm 2.4 7:26pm 0.5 2:02pm 2.3 8:19pm 0.5 2:56pm 2.3 9:09pm 0.5 3:45pm 2.3 9:56pm 0.6 4:31pm 2.2 10:42pm 0.6

11:06am 2.0 4:44am 0.3

5:42am 0.4 12:32am 1.7 6:40am 0.4 1:27am 1.7 7:37am 0.4 2:21am 1.7 8:33am 0.5 3:13am 1.7 9:27am 0.5 4:03am 1.7 10:18am 0.5

Kaikoura 11:35pm 1.8 5:29pm 0.3 12:05pm 1.9 6:26pm 0.4 1:03pm 1.9 7:22pm 0.4 1:58pm 1.8 8:14pm 0.4 2:51pm 1.8 9:04pm 0.5 3:41pm 1.7 9:51pm 0.5 4:29pm 1.7 10:37pm 0.5

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

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Changes to rubbish and recycling

Starting Thursday2December

Kaikōura Township KerbsideRubbishCollection

StartingFriday 3December

Ocean Ridgeand SouthBay Kerbside RubbishCollection

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Thursday9th -Township.. Friday 10th -Ocean Ridge and South Bay

Kerbside recyclingcollections -Hapuku, Oaro, GooseBay andPeketahave

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Rural recyclingstations at Suburban andPeketahave been removed.

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rural recyclingstations.

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are notincludedinyour ratesnow (as of July 1st,2021).

Council News -InBrief

LEDStreetlight Upgrade

TheCouncil willsooncomplete astaged replacement of

the streetlightnetworkwithinthe Kaikōura township.

Work is now commencing at SouthBay, followed by the

Esplanade and AvocaSt.

As partofthe upgrade, aCentral Management System

(CMS)has also beeninstalled,enablingthe lightstobe

remotely dimmed, both individuallyand in groups.

Earlier this month the Council was abletouse theCMS

dimming system immediately, followingreportsof

HuttonShearwater(T̳ītī)landing on theroad duetofoggy

conditions.

Local Roads -Work Notice

WHERE -Section of Postman's Road,from #146 west to

Mt Fyffe Road.

WHAT -Downer arereplacing culverts to improve

drainage, overlaying and sealingthe road.

WHEN-MondaytoFriday 6.30am to 6.30pm. 8

November until 5December.

The road will be closedduring construction butresidents

willstill have access. Sorryfolks but this is goingtobe

noisy work,there willbeheavyvehicles enteringand

exiting thesite.. Thismay take longer if conditionsare not

favourable. Thank you for your patienceand

understandingwhile this work is taking place.

Protecting ourspecial coast

Please keep dogsonleads when walking on ourbeaches,

especiallyatthe momentwhen chicks of groundnesting

birdsare on the move (but not veryfast!).

Please keep petcatsindoors at nightand considergetting

moggymicrochipped and desexed foratVetCARE

Kaikōura.(subsidies to assist available)Ph319 5693.

Kaikōura Aquatic Centre -Community Opening 14 November

Come and celebrate the opening of the NEW KaikōuraAquaticCentre.

The centre includes a25m x12m lap pool, a6m x10m multi-use learnto

swim/hydrotherapy pool, abeach entrytoddler pool, changing rooms and

apicnic/BBQ area.

TheKaikōura AquaticCentre is located up off Wa Kaukau Terrace,

Scarborough Street, overlooking the amazing South Bay and with views

towards the Kaikōura ranges.

Sunday 14 November

5.30am -Blessing with TeRūnanga oKaikōura

11.30am -Official Opening

12:30pm until 4:30pm -Free entry for everyone!!

It looks like we will still be at Level 2soplease make

sure thatyou keep 2metres apart from others.

We may need to restrict numberstohelp with

physical distancing, please be patient if we need to

do this.

Wash or sanitise your hands after using shared

equipment, andencourage tamariki (children) to do

the same.

TheKaikōura Aquatic Centre will be openfor the 2021/2022 summer

season, see youthere. Hours below may change depending on usage.

Weekdays duringSchoolTerm: 6.30am-9.00am,3.00pm –7.00pm

Weekends andHolidays:6.30am –7.30pm

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Crayfest Kaikoura popular event

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

IN BRIEF

9

By SHELLEY TOPP

Crayfest Kaikoura is creating abuzz of

excitement in the seaside townand

proving apopular attractionfor locals and

visitors.

‘‘Forty per cent of the peopleattending

the festival travelled to do so,’’ saysone

Crayfest Kaikoura organiser,Melinda

Skinner.

She hopesthe figure will increasethis

weekend with people taking advantage of

Canterbury Anniversary Day tomorrow, to

travelnorth for the festival.

More than 30 Kaikoura hospitality and

activity businesses are taking part in the

16­dayfestival whichbegan on Friday,

October 29 and endsonSunday.

The festival is acelebration of crayfish,

Kaikoura’s most famous kaimoana, and

the Maori meaningofKaikoura —‘‘to eat

crayfish’’.

It is difficulttosay how many crayfish

havebeen eaten to date, Melinda says, but

one of the key aims of Crayfest was to

promotesustainability of the delicacy.

‘‘Ithas been excitingtosee how many

different waysitcan be used. Thereis

something to suitall budgets and

tastebuds.’’ Dishesinclude barbecue

crayfish, crayfish sliderand bisqueplatter,

grilled crayfish chowder, crayfish

dumplings, and crayfish ravioli.

Flavour sensation ... The Slam Club

restaurant’s Austrian­born chef Philipp

Valentin, showcasing one of his crayfish

creations.

PHOTO: FIONA FARQUHAR

Transparency in funding needed

By DAVID HILL

Waka Kotahi/ the New Zealand Transport

Agency (NZTA)needs amore transparent

funding model,Waimakariri Mayor Dan

Gordon says.

Mr Gordon was commenting as his

council grapples with afundingshortfall

from the latest NationalLandTransport

Plan funding round, which leavesseveral

localroadingprojects in doubt.

Mr Gordon would like to see afunding

modelfrom NZTA which gives councils

more certainty.Hewas particularly

disappointed the council’swalking and

cycling initiatives missedout,given the

agency’s focusonalternativetransport.

NZTA committed justhalf of its share (of

51 percent) of the council’s proposed $13.2

million minorsafetyimprovements budget

and left a$1.25million shortfall on the

roadingmaintenance budget. At last

week’s council meeting, roading and

transportmanager JoanneMcBride said

NZTA’s funding shortfall was due in part

to areductioninpetroltax, its main source

of funding, due to lessvehicle usage

following Covid­19 restrictions.Staff

recommended collectinganextra$1

millionfrom nextyear’s ratesbill to meet

some of the shortfall.

Councillors will holdaworkshop to

discussthe various options, ahead of next

year’s annual plan deliberations. The

minorsafety improvements budget funds

low cost projects suchasintersection

improvements, roadside hazards, school

safety projects and minor lighting

upgrades. Mr Gordon and Woodend­Sefton

Community Board chairperson Shona

Powell were due to meet with NZTA chief

executive Nicole Rosie yesterday

(November 10) with the absence of funding

for promised Woodend safety

improvements high on the agenda.

Kaikoura District Council chief

executive Will Doughty says there is

expectedtobeanational conversation

earlynext year around NZTA’sfunding

modeland how its priorities can be better

aligned with councils.

He says the fundingmodelcouldwork

wellbut it’s about‘‘making sure we’re all

moving in the right direction’’.The shift to

other transport modes suchaswalking,

cycling, publictransport and electriccars,

meant arethinkmight be neededaround

petrol tax beingthe primary funding

source.

The council wasinitially left witha30%

funding shortfall in its roading plan, but

has since received a$500,000boostfrom

central government, Mr Doughty says.

Book winner

Thefreecopy of Joanne McDougall’sbook

forchildren Just Imagine:ADrawingBook,

hasbeen wonbyHelenBalneaves­McGill,

of Rangiora.

Thank you to everyone whoenteredthe

competiton.

Correction

It was incorrectlystated on page4in the

November 4edition of NorthCanterbury

News thatEnvironment Canterbury's

independent hearing commissioners have

considered the Overseer Review'sfindings

as part of their Plan Change 7

deliberations.

Thecommissioners were notableto

consider thereview’s findings because

submittersdidn’t haveachance to present

evidence or answerquestions on it.

Balcairn Hall

TheAndrew London Duopresent their

‘‘Back toWorkTour’’ at theBalcairn Hall

on Saturday,November20at7.30pm.

Special guests includeFionaPears and

ConnorHartley­Hall.

Tobook go to balcairnhall.comoremail

balcairnhall@gmail.com.Tickets are

limited. Acancellation policyapplies.

Rangiora AirCadets

No 88(Rangiora)Squadron AirTraining

Corps willbe5th anniversary celebration

on Sunday, November 28, from1.15pmin

frontoftheWaimakaririDistrictCouncil

buildingonHighStreet,Rangiora.

WaimakaririMayorDan Gordon will

presentthe Squadronwith aCharter to the

Districtand thesquadron will become

known as No 88(DistrictofWaimakariri)

Squadron AirTraining Corps.

Omihi CollieClub

TheOmihi Collie Club’scentennial

dinner, postponed lastyear duetoCovid­

19 restrictions,isbeingheldatthe Omihi

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LOCAL BUSINESS GETS ASURPRISE “BUYER SCORE” AWARD

Local used car dealership &automotive repair workshop business “Cactus Cars Ltd” has achieved another surprise award, this

time for the Top3Rated Dealership in Canterbury,

The Buyer Score awards are an independent rated service for vehicle dealerships throughout New Zealand. Buyer Score collects

genuine feedback direct from verified customers and display results on www.buyerscore.co.nz .

Many car dealers /workshop owners might say they provide

the best customer experience or say they offerexceptional

value for money,but do they really?

Ibelieve Cactus Cars does as they’ve achieved an incredible

97% customer approval rating &anoverall 4.82 star rating

out of 5 &the first Dealership/workshop in Kaiapoi to achieve

abuyer score award. Ifeel Cactus Carsisabit of ahidden

geminKaiapoi &inmyopinion, well worthavisit.

Paul Burbidge of Cactus Cars says

his business modelisabitdifferent

to other car dealers. It’s not good

or bad, just different. Paul said

they mainly purchase damaged

vehicle’s and breathe life back into

them via the workshop & panel

shop asthis keeps the overall sale

price ofthe vehicles affordable for

their customers.

Some vehicles might need areplacement engine or transmission and other might

need abit of panel &paint TLC. Paul saidhenever buys writtenoff or de-registered

vehicles,just cars requiring some mechanical or panel &paintTLC.

Once the vehicles are brought back to life, they’re all sold with anew 12 month

WOF from an independent MTA assured workshop, 12 month registration, 12

month full mechanical brake down insurance, serviced, groomed and afull tank

of gas and Paul says he guarantees every vehicle he sells and every job they do

in the workshop.

Paul &Deb (owners of Cactus Cars) are committed to helping the local community

where they can. And both believe, when people need your help, then you help

where you can “No questions, No Judgement” offering second chance finance

option for the car sales &Afterpay and Genoapay account payment option for the

workshop.

About two years ago

Paul &Deb answered

aneed in Kaiapoifor amore affordableautomotiverepair service and purpose built

anew workshop next to their car sales yard. The New workshop has aqualified

team, all the latest equipment and diagnostic gear to provide WOF repairs &a

full mechanical repair service for Kaiapoi with truly affordable charges asPaul

felt some automotive repair quotes he’s seen were just getting out of control and

too expensive for many people. Leaving some people with no choice but to drive

unsafe or un-warranted cars and is just not right!

Cactus Cars now has many customer making the shorttrip out from Christchurch

for more affordable WOF repairs and vehicle maintenance &the while you wait

service and the many courtesy cars available makes the service even more

convenient.

The workshop has been open now for about two years and my research identified the business has many very

complimentary reviews on Google, Facebook, Needacar, Trade Me&Buyer Score and has built asolid reputation for

fixing some extremely complex challenges other workshops struggle with &getting many repair jobs completed for

sometimes for half the cost of other workshops.

165 Williams Street,

Kaiapoi

Ph Paul 03 327 2961

027 586 7570

www.cactuscars.co.nz

Paul &Deb said the team all work real hard to make sure all their customers are happy and running asmall business can be tough sometimes, however knowing they have the support ofthe locals

means the world to them and they would like to thank everyone for all their support throughout these tough times and for all the complimentary reviews that lead to their surprise Buyer Score award.

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By DAVID HILL

Moneyisbeing spentonlivestock, as the

red meat sector experiences aresurgence

afterthe recent drought.

Strong prices for mutton haveseen

several big pay days at saleyards around

Canterbury, including $403 each for apair

of wethersvendoredbyCust farmerJeremy

Shoreatasale at Coalgate lastmonth.

Aline up of store cattle fromLees Valley

Station fetched $1060 per headatarecent

Central Saleyards Ltd sale at Coalgate.

Hazlett generalmanager Ed Marfellsays

Mr Shore’s wethers were‘‘pretty

exceptional’’.

‘‘People get lost in it abit and ask ‘how

can you pay that much?’

‘‘Butifyou see the sheep and it’s weight,

per kilogram that’s how much it costs.

‘‘They were massive.’’

He says the price of new season lambs is

abetter reflectionofhow strong the

industry is at present.

The lamb schedulestartedthe seasonat

around $9.50per kilogram andhas just

easedback to $9/kg.

‘‘There is globaldemand for protein at

the moment and it seems to be coming from

the United States, China and all over the

world, really,’’ Mr Marfellsays.

‘‘Therecent rainhas helpedand feed

levels are good. Sometimes you get to Show

Week and wonder where the grass is going

to come from.’’

Mr Marfell says on­farm sales are just

‘‘kickinginto gear’’.

Asale at Waipara on November 16 is

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manager Grant Nordstrom says there have

been several ewes topping the $400mark in

recent weeks, topped by asale of $432 at

Temuka.

‘‘A lot of the hoggetssold throughthe

market are getting well in excessof$200

and $300,it’s exceptional.

‘‘It’s been driven by the demandfor

protein,but sheep numbers have been

decliningwith land use changesand

coming offthe drought, so there’s more

competition for whatsheep are out there.’’

He says the mutton schedule has been

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On­farm ram sales are getting underway

thisweek and continuinginto the new year,

withthe Canterbury A&P Association Elite

Ram and Ewe Fair beingheld on

November26.

‘‘Expectations willbereasonably good,’’

Mr Eddington says. ‘‘What they are getting

for stock is prettygood, so we are hoping it

willcontinue into the ram fairs.

‘‘There’s some goodrams out there, so it’s

justashame farmers haven’t been ableto

showthemproperlywith the A&P shows

being cancelled.’’

Preparing rams essential for best results

As sheep farmers prepare buy new their

new season rams, Beef +Lamb New

Zealand (BLNZ) has some tips for

preparing rams for mating.

Ram sales are being held around the

country over the next few months as

farmers plan ahead to the mating season.

Senior biosecurity adviser Will

Halliday says ram preparation is

important for good mating performance

and sperm production, which begins

eight weeks before mating.

‘‘Testes must remain cool for best

sperm production and survival and this is

important eight weeks prior to mating as

well as during the mating period.’’

He says ideally, rams should be

checked eight to 10 weeks before mating

for general soundness, genital problems

such as epididymitis, scrotal mange or

pizzle rot, and feet problems.

‘‘Discovering lame or unwell rams the

day before they’re meant to go out could

have asignificant impact on their mating

performance and next spring’s lamb

crop.

‘‘A quick health check now leaves time

for any veterinary treatments that might

be required and will ensure the rams are

fit and healthy at this critical time of the

year.’’

Mr Halliday recommends giving rams a

quarantine drench seven to 14 days

before mixing them with the ewes.

As with all stock, rams should be

quarantine drenched upon arrival to the

property.

Shearing rams within eight weeks of

mating should also be avoided.

He advises buying rams from

brucellosis accredited ram breeding

flocks.

Good testicle size, or scrotal

circumference of 30cm or greater, is

important for high­quality sperm and

semen production.

For ram breeders, semen quality can

be tested using electro­ejaculation or an

artificial vagina followed by inspection

for sperm density and motility.

Serving capacity or libido of rams can

be tested in pens with ewes in oestrus.

Vasectomised rams can be used for the

stimulation of hoggets or ewes to cycle

Mating ... Preparing rams for mating is

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earlier, for identifying ewes in oestrus

for artificial insemination and for

identifying non­pregnant ewes after

mating.

Synchronisation can be used to get

ewes ovulating simultaneously by using

hormones or rams.

Rams introduced early in the breeding

season, either vasectomised or entire,

will stimulate ewes to be more receptive

to rams 18 to 21 days later.

Vasectomised rams should be put out

with the ewes 17 days ahead of the

planned start of mating for at least 10

days.

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Virtual cattlecontest

By DAVID HILL

Entries for NewZealand’s first virtual

cattle competition have exceeded

expectations.

The competitionwhich replacesthe New

Zealand Agricultural Show’s beef cattle

section,has attracted more than 60 entries

from 16 exhibitors, says organiser Andrew

Stokes, of Oxford.

‘‘It was driventotry to keep our

Southlandexhibitorsengaged and it’s

grownfrom there,’’ he says.

‘‘With the HawkesBay Royal Showalso

beingcancelled, it’s given North Island

breedersachancetoshow their cattle, so

we’regettingexhibitors from Northland to

Southland.

‘‘People put alot of time and effortto

prepare their animalsfor shows,sothis

givesthem an opportunity to show their

cattle in adifferentway.’’

The regular cattle competition at

Canterbury AgriculturalPark tends to

attract around11breeders,hesays.

The onlinecompetitionhas attracted

Belgium Blue and Highland cattle fromthe

Aucklandand Northlandregions, breeds

not seenatthe Christchurch show for a

number of years.

Red Pollcattle from Canterbury are also

beingshown forthe first time in years,Mr

Stokes says.

Whileentries haveclosed, exhibitors

have untiltomorrow (November 12) to send

threephotos and ashort videoclip of their

animal being paraded, as if it is being

judged.

The entries will thenbejudgedonthe

computerscreen in their individual breed

classes.

The breed winners will then be judged by

BanksPeninsula cattle breeders Brent and

Anna Fisher to choose the inter­breed

winners.

The Fishers recently judged avirtual

competition for the United Kingdom

Hereford Cattle Society, so have some

experience, Mr Stokessays.

Results willbeannounced on November

26.

Mr Stokes says the cattle committee is

now looking at having an annual cattle

competition online, separate from the New

Zealand AgriculturalShowinthe spring.

‘‘We are looking to run anew autumn

competition which would be virtual and we

are looking at havingunled cattle classesto

attract new exhibitors.

‘‘We’re not too sure wherethis will end,

as there’s no reason why it couldn’tbecome

an international competition with

Australian cattlestuds competing.’’

Mr Stokes says it is atributetothe efforts

of Canterbury A&P Association staff that

different sections have been able to pull off

competitions in ashort timeframe since the

New Zealand Agricultural Show was

cancelled.

‘‘It’s allnew to them,because all the

events are runningdifferently and they

have had to movewith the times.’’

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By MATT CASSINERI

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pasture coversonfarm arelifting

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As summer is fastapproaching, most

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NZ Trotting Cup fans ... Barb Mudgway, of Rangiora, left, and Thurla Hood, of Rangiora,

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watch the $631,000 New Zealand Trotting Cup, which was won by Pukekohe pacer, Copy

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Brew Moon in winners circle

Brew Moon Brewing Company has

brought home ahaul of medals from the

2021 Brewers Guild of New Zealand

Beer Awards.

The Amberleybrewerywas awardeda

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—three silver medals,for their Feijoa

Gose, Hazy Pale Ale and New England

IPA and two bronzemedals,for their

APA and Stout.

This was probably our bestresult yet

at aNew Zealand beer awards,says

Brew Moon MarketingManager Oscar

McCauley.

‘‘We are delighted for our brewer,

Becs Cope, who has spent the last

coupleofyears learningfrom Belinda

(Gould, Brew Moon founder) and is now

officiallyour Head Brewer.

‘‘Its atestament to the hard work that

Becs has put in, and she fully deserves

this.’’

Despite this year’s success as well as

numerous pastwins at the NZ Brewers

Guild Awards and the Australian

International Beer Awards, Oscar says

the business is still aiming to improve.

‘‘To pickupmedals acrossfour

different categories gives us alot of

confidence moving forward.

These awardshave shown us that,

while thereisimprovement yet to come,

we are gettingitright with most beer

styleswebrew.

‘‘Our Dark Sideofthe MoonStout, for

example, was first brewed 18 years ago

and has now won gold, silver and bronze

at various Beer Awards.

‘‘Similarly,this is our thirdsuccessive

silvermedal for our Feijoa Gose, so

were hoping to step it up to agold in

2022.’’

Brew MoonBrewing Company is a

family­owned breweryand taproomin

Amberley that has beenaNorth

Canterbury icon since it was

established in 2002byKieran McCauley

and BelindaGould.

The Brewers GuildofNew Zealand

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brewing industry.

In non­Covid years, judges hail from

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Brew Moonreceivedits medalsatthe

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‘‘Aligningour brand with theirs across

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he says.

Harris Meats was established in 1956

and the brand refresh includes the new

logo,and new packaging acrossits

extensive range of sausages, mince, steak,

port and baconproducts.

Mr Harris says the well­established local

business has an extensive customerbase

and sales across the South Island.

‘‘Forconsumers to see our logo and

know that their purchase has beengrown

and made in North Canterburyisso

valuable to us, our region and all the food

and beverage producers in North

Canterbury.’’

The company’s products are madeusing

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and aroundCheviot, and free range pork

New look ... Packaging at Harris Meats

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Festival gives economic boost

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Hurunui GardenFestivalhas

provided an economic boost for the

district.

Many retailers, restaurants,

wineries, hotels and accommodation

providers experienced abusy time

duringthe annualeventwhich was

held over fourdays last month from

Thursday October 28 to Sunday

October 31.

The Hurunui GardenFestival

committee chairperson, Gary

Mitchell,said amassivecrowd

attended the four­dayeventwhich

encompassed all of Hurunui.

‘‘The festival is not justabout

gardens, it incorporates everyone.

The accommodation was bookedout,

cafes,restaurants, wineries and

retailers were busywith shoppers.

The festival is helping everyone else

out in Hurunui too.’’

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and

Spa manager Graeme Abbot said it was

avery busy long weekend throughout

the regionand in Hanmer Springsthe

Thursday,Fridayand Saturday nights

of the festival werebusy in the

village.’’

The HanmerSprings Fete,on

October 28, alsoadded to crowd

numbers in the village.

‘‘The fabulous thing about the

festival is that it is atrue Hurunuiwide

event andwith the Marlborough

Garden Festival so close to the event it

has the potentialtobecome an

internationaltourist attraction.’’

Pen Naish,ofBlackEstate Wines,in

Waipara, said they had alot of visitors

to the winery and restaurant earlyin

the day on their way to thegardens.

‘‘It was great to see the event so well

supported from domestic tourists,

including from the North Island.’’

Creating tranquility ... Peaceful, asculpture imported from Vietnam at the Waipara

Downs, Karetu Downs Farmstay, owned by Karen and Bruce Forrester, which was part of

the festival programme.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Occupied ... Abirdbath in the garden at

Karetu Downs Farmstay.

Garden visitor ... Alarge rabbit sculpture

on the lawn at Karetu Downs Farmstay.

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

15

Young writer

competition

Covid­19 halted The Great Hurunui

Primary School Writing competitionlast

year,but this year organisers forged

aheadand made it happen.

Therewere disruptions and delays to

the timeline withlockdown,but the

competition attracted alarge number of

entries.

The only casualty was the official

prizegiving event.

The event,the brain­child of the

Waikari Schooltogiveprimary children

of the Hurunui district aplatform to

express their creative flair in writing,

and to havetheirtalents recognised,

beganin2018. Judges Anita Todd, Bernie

Hines, RachaelMcLeodand Laetitia,

were impressed with the literary skillsof

the competitorsinthis year’s

competition, which was supportedbyDix

Engineering, Waikari AutoRepairsand

Arthur Burke Ltd.

Results were:

Year 1­2:Eli Dillon, Emergencyin

Space, Broomfield, 1; Aaliya Cameron,

Blasting to Space,Hanmer Springs, 2;

Scarlet Edgen, The Bright Red Ball,

Broomfield, 3.

Year 3­4:Jens Grove,MySpace

Adventure, HurunuiCollege, 1; Patrick

Frame, The Fight on Alien World,

Hurunui, 2; Pippa Long, Rocket Disaster,

HS, 3.

Year 5­6:Macy Finlayson,The Bomb,

Omihi, 1; Gemma Costello,The Comic

Catastrophe, Hurunui, 2; Lexi­Godfrey

Grant, Evil Amethyst, AmuriArea, 3.

Year 7­8:Toby Gibson, The Jewel of

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Claudia Colenso, The Guardian,

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Savedthe World, Omihi, equal 3.


NEWS

16 The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

Southbrook planning

Anew set of traffic lights is expected to

be installed on Southbrook Road next

year.

The Waimakariri District Council is

proposing to install traffic lights at the

intersection of Southbrook Road and

Torlesse /Coronation Streets.

The project is one several initiatives

to improve road safety and funding has

been secured from Waka Kotahi New

Zealand Transport Agency.

Southbrook Road is Rangiora’s

busiest road, with around 26,000

vehicles movements every day.

‘‘The community has told us they are

frustrated by congestion and are

concerned about the safety of people

using this road, especially children

who walk, cycle and cross the road to

get to school,’’ Mayor Dan Gordon says.

‘‘This project will address safety

issues in the short term, while we look

at longer term fixes for traffic flow

around Rangiora.’’

The traffic lights will replace the

existing kea crossing.

It will create asafe place for

children to cross the road, make it

easier for traffic to safely enter and

exit Southbrook Road and create

breaks in the traffic.

The plan is to co­ordinate this

intersection with the lights at South

Belt and Pak’n Save to ensure traffic

flow continues smoothly, Mr Gordon

says.

Changes are also proposed to

Denchs Road and Marshall Street,

including making sections of the roads

one­way to reduce congestion.

Residents in nearby Buckleys Road

have approached the council with

concerns about ‘rat­running’, speed

and other issues in the street.

Staff are mindful the traffic lights

Traffic improvements ... The

Waimakariri District Council is continuing

to work on improvements for Southbrook.

PHOTO: FILE

may change the traffic flow on this

road and will be discussing methods to

mitigate the impact with residents, Mr

Gordon says.

The council will be consulting with

affected residents and businesses this

month.

Aworking party of Mr Gordon, Cr

Paul Williams, Rangiora­Ashley

Community Board chairperson Jim

Gerard and council staff has been

formed to develop along term strategy.

They will consider traffic flow,

traffic safety, pedestrian safety, access

to businesses and residents, public

transport, cycling facilities and a

potential eastern link road.

Parking woes addressed

Residents are being asked to give

feedback on the Waimakariri District

Council’s draft District Parking Strategy,

which was released last week.

The council estimates that the

Rangiora town centre may require up to

800 additional car parks by 2048.

The strategy follows an informal

parking survey completed earlier this

year, which identified parking

challenges from the community’s

perspective.

The survey of 40 respondents

identified that undersupply of carparks,

traffic flow /congestion on the main

streets in the town centres and limited

town centre parking for all day workers

were the biggest issues in the main town

centres.

Business and centres advisor Vanessa

Thompson says while the draft does not

get into the detailed planning about

where and how parking will be provided,

it will provide astrategic direction for

parking management in the district.

‘‘It aims to strike ahealthy balance

between arange of issues such as our

growing population, community

expectations, transport emission targets,

alternative transport modes and costs to

the ratepayer,’’ Ms Thompson says.

The strategy contains 18 policies which

cover different aspects of parking

including the supply of new parks,

parking enforcement, priced parking and

signage.

Residents can view the full document

and have their say at waimakariri.govt.

nz/letstalk/. Submissions close on Sunday

(November 14).Car parking time limits in

Kaiapoi’s town centre to support local

businesses.

The Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community

Board has accepted recommendations

from Abley’s Consultations and has

approved Waimakariri District Council

to consult with local businesses to

consider changes to parking in the

Parking ... The Waimakariri District Council

predicts the Rangiora town centre may need

an extra 800 car parks by 2048.

PHOTO: FILE

Kaiapoi town centre.

The council commissioned Abley’s

Consultants to review parking

restrictions in the town centre and and

community board accepted eight of the

report’s recommendations at last

month’s meeting.

Board chairperson Jackie Watson says

good parking is vital to supporting the

local economy.

‘‘We can assist our local businesses by

making it as easy as possible for their

customers to find aparking spot.

‘‘Appropriate time restrictions and

good parking signage goes along way

towards making that happen.’’

The proposal includes reducing time

limits to P60 along the busiest sections of

William Street, installing aP15 space

outside of the Red &Black Dairy and

increasing parking enforcement in the

town centre.

Council staff will report back to the

community board with the results of the

consultation.

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Conversationspring serieshui

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on keyprojects and work coming up.

We’ll have information on Essential Freshwater,MeUru Rakau, BraidedRiver

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Boost for braided rivers

By DAVID HILL

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

17

The AshleyRakahuriRiver has been

receivingsome extra loving care lately.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has

turned its attention to braided rivers

following the May 31 flood and thanks to

Covid­19 recovery funding, the Ashley

Riverone of the first to receivesome

attention.

NorthCanterbury zone manager Andrew

Arps updated the Waimakariri Zone

Committee last week on the work which

includes vegetation clearancebetween the

OkukuRiverand Ashley gorge.

The clearance of astripof‘‘woody

weeds’’,willows and brush, along the

middle reachesofthe Ashley River will

allowthe rivertore­establish ‘‘a more

dynamic braiding pattern’’, he says.

The braidsprovide ‘‘a greatervariety of

in­river habitats(riffles, runs,pools) and a

greater area of habitat for production of

birdsand fish, and their food sources(such

as macroinvertebrates and algae)’’.

Mr Arpssays having amore open

riverbedarea will help the creation of

islands to allow for predatorfree ‘‘nesting,

fledging and growth habitats’’.

‘‘It may also encourage further gravel

and sand movement through the river

system due to the reduced vegetative

armouringofthe bed.

‘‘This may replenish gravel loadto

downstream reaches and may reduce

excessive deposition of sandand other fine

sediments in lowerriverreaches.’’

Further work is planned to improve river

geomorphicstructureand diversity of

aquatic habitats.

Braided rivers havelong been an integral

part of Canterbury’s landscapeand have

culturalsignificance to Ngai Tahu,MrArps

says.

‘‘Naturally these rivers wanttowander,

but we place restrictions on themthrough

development so theyare under pressure.

Andrew Arps

summer

s

mer

‘‘Birds like to nest on islands as anatural

barrier to predators, but if thoseislands

can’tbecreated it can leave them

exposed.’’

With climatechange on the horizon,

thereisanurgency to be proactive in

managing ‘‘these taonga /treasures’’, Mr

Arps says.

Ashley Gorge Station owner and former

ECan councillor Robert Johnston

expressed concernstothe zone committee

about alack of floodprotection work in the

upper reaches of the Ashley River.

Unlike the lowerAshley River,there is

no river ratingsystem for the Ashley Gorge

or Okuku River and he would likeECanto

initiate aconversation withthe

Waimakariri District Council andthe wider

community.

Mr Johnston says his property has lost 4­5

hectares of lowerterraces and 2ha of high

terraceinthe last threedecades due to

flooding.

In March this year he spent $80,000on

floodprotection works, with the help of an

ECan river engineer.

‘‘Without this investment we couldhave

lostanother 4­5ha of lowerterraceinthe

recent flood.’’

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Zone committees ‘refresh’

Two North Canterbury zone

committees have recently

completed a‘‘refresh’’.

Rangiora vet Martha Jolly has

been appointed to the

Waimakariri Zone Committee,

while dairy farmer Desiree

Bolton has joined the Kaikoura

Zone Committee.

Ms Jolly has more than 20 years

of experience in clinical

veterinary practice and is

studying for amaster’s degree in

water resource management.

‘‘My relationship with water

comes from my deep love of the

outdoors, including kayaking,

trail running and tramping,’’ she

says.

‘‘In 2009 Icompeted in the

Coast­to­Coast race and spent a

lot of time on and around the

Waimakariri River.

‘‘I think that was the spark I

needed to become interested in

the region’s water policies.’’

She has experience as a

volunteer assistant at the Styx

Living Laboratory Trust, a

volunteer educator at Vets for

Compassion, avolunteer clinician

at the SPCA and is amember of

Forest and Bird.

Her understanding of local

water ways has grown since

beginning her master’s degree a

year ago.

‘‘I am interested in the

collaborative processes for

sustainable resource allocation,

biodiversity offsetting and the

translation of science for the

community,’’ she says.

‘‘I am very passionate about the

sustainable use, preservation,

and protection of the water ways

for current and future

Martha Jolly

generations.’’

The refresh also saw

chairperson Michael Blackwell

reappointed to the Waimakariri

Zone Committee.

Ms Bolton has lived in the area

for almost 10 years and farms with

her husband Tom Bolton.

She has made use of her

background in environmental

management to assist in

improving water ways on the

farm.

Ms Bolton was part of the

governance group for the

Kaikoura Plains Recovery

Project, athree­year Ministry of

Primary Industries funded

project.

The project looked at the effects

of the 2016 earthquakes on the

Kaikoura plains through

engagement with local

landowners.

Desiree Bolton

Chairperson Ted Howard and

fellow members John Murray and

Robby Roche were also

reappointed to the Kaikoura Zone

Committee

Environment Canterbury is

hosting three spring community

conversation hui in North

Canterbury this month.

The community conversation

series aims to improve ECan’s

understanding of the needs of

local communities.

Dates and venues:

Hurunui­Waiau Zone ­Monday,

November 15, from 6.30pm to

8pm, Amuri Golf Club.

Kaikoura Zone ­Tuesday,

November 16, from 6.30pm to

8pm, Donegal House, Kaikoura.

Waimakariri Zone ­Wednesday,

November 17, from 6.30pm to

8pm, Fernside Hall.

Email events@ecan.govt.nz.

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

Rangiora images

From flood events to stately

homes, Rangiora Museum’s

2022 calendar offers a

selection of photographs

from the museum’s vast

collection.

The Rangiora and Districts

Early RecordsSociety has

once again produced a

calendar showcasing images

of buildings from the town’s

past.

‘‘We have chosen photos

from Rangiora’s past which

will bring back some

memories for people,’’

committee member Ann Jelfs

says.

She says the museum has

had abusy year with a

growing interest in family

history research, as Covid­19

means people have more

spare time.

‘‘There’s lots of people

doing research and most of

our enquiries come through

the website.’’

The calendar contains 13

pictures in all, beginning

with acolour photo of the

Rangiora Museum building

on the cover.

The Rangiora Museum in

Good Street is housed in

what was once the upper

storey of the 1881 Bank of

New Zealand building in

High Street and wasthe bank

manager’s living quarters.

It was cut into four sections

and transportedtoits

present site.

January features the

interior of the hardware

department of the former

19

New Zealand Farmers Co­op

store, whilean1880 image of

the Rangiora Volunteer Fire

Brigade, with the Kaiapoi

Steamer testingRangiora

water wells, features for

February.

Flooding photosfeature in

March and July, showing

High Street in flood from the

1953 Ashley River flood and

damage to the AshleyRiver

railway bridge from the 1902

flood.

April’s sceneisofVictoria

Park, Bell Tower,the

Rangiora Fire Station and

the Rangiora Borough

Council Chambers in

Percival Street, while May

features Lord and Lady

Plunket with aMaori escort

at Tuahiwi in 1905.

ABrackenfield Hunt

gathering at Edward

Mulcock’s Peveral Place in

Flaxton, which was built in

the 1870s, while Waihi, the

residence of WNicholls and

the Relph familyinIvory

Street and Greystones in

Loburn, built in 1904 for

Professor Francis Haslam,

also feature.

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sponsored by RGrant

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They cost $15 each and are

available from Mackintosh

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museum, whichisopen on

Wednesday and Sunday

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RURAL LIFE

20 The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

Rural zones questioned

By DAVID HILL

‘‘Finding abalance’’ in rural

zones needs to be apriority in

Waimakariri’s proposed District

Plan, says Federated Farmers.

The move to create a20hectare

minimum limit will protect larger

properties in the western part of

the district, but Federated

Farmers North Canterbury

president Caroline Amyes is

concerned ‘‘highly productive

soils’’ in the eastern part of the

district could be lost in lifestyle

blocks as small as four hectares.

‘‘I’m sure our members will

have mixed views, some will think

they shouldn’t be sub­dividing,

but others might have thought it

was agood option to have, so it’s

about finding abalance.

‘‘From Federated Farmers’

point of view, we are concerned

the council may have overlooked

that many of the lifestyle blocks

will have highly productive soils,

so we will be consulting to make

sure those soils are still in

primary production.’’

Federated Farmers is also

concerned rules to protect

significant natural areas (SNAs)

may be too strict.

‘‘We need to be thinking about

how those areas can be managed

with pest control, and how can

that be done in apractical way

without impacting on

profitability,’’ Ms Amyes says.

‘‘We are encouraging our

members to have agood look at

the District Plan and see how it’s

going to affect their own

property.’’

Waimakariri District Council

development planning manager

Trevor Ellis says while the new

District Plan updates SNA

provisions, the majority of natural

areas are already contained in the

existing plan.

‘‘We have avery small number

of new ones which were agreed on

with the landowner, but in terms

of the land area for SNAs, not

Lifestyle concerns ... Federated Farmers North Canterbury president

Caroline Amyes says productive land could be lost under new rural lifestyle

zoning in the proposed Waimakariri District Plan.

PHOTO: FILE

much has changed.

‘‘SNAs are perceived as a

negative, but if you have an SNA

and you manage it appropriately,

there’s provision for abonus

allotment on offer where you

could put ahouse.’’

Mr Ellis says the proposed

District Plan has been well

received, with several drop­in

sessions being ‘‘really well

attended’’, lots of activity online

and anumber of queries by email

and phone.

Most of the queries have been

around people checking what

zone they are in.

‘‘There hasn’t been alot of

feedback so far on the rural

zoning, but there has been an

impact on the number of consents

with applications noticeably

dropping off from sub­dividing in

rural areas,’’ Mr Ellis says.

Public engagement is open until

November 26.

The proposed District Plan can

be viewed online, and

submissions can be made by

visiting waimakariri.govt.nz/

letstalk or call in at the Rangiora

Service Centre during business

hours.

‘Talk to aPlanner’ drop­in

sessions are planned at the

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre

on November 16 and the Rangiora

Town Hall function room on

November 22, both from 5pm to

8pm.

Agood pie ... Farmers enjoyed agood pie and good

company at the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust’s Pie Day

Friday in Hawarden recently.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Pies just the tonic

for local farmers

Apie and good company was

on the menu for the

district’s farming

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Hawarden late last month.

Pie Day Friday, hosted by

the North Canterbury Rural

Support Trust, gave many a

chance to relax, socialise

over lunch, and enjoy adose

of good spring weather.

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encompasses the five

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Waimakariri, Selwyn and

Christchurch, including

Banks Peninsula.

The North Canterbury

Rural Support Trust is part

of anationwide network

supporting farmers and

their families through tough

times.

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Wiltshire sheep in focus

By SANDRA TAYLOR

Some of the best brains in the New

Zealand sheep industry will be talking to

farmers at the Mt Cass Wiltshire’s annual

open day on Friday, November 19.

Animal production consultant Trevor

Cook will be joined by AgResearch’s Dr

David Scobie and Sharl Liebergreen, a

consultant with Abacus Bio, at the

Waipara farm to discuss genetics and the

role of low input sheep in the future of

the New Zealand sheep industry.

This includes sheep, such as

Wiltshires, which do not require

shearing.

‘‘Beyond the costs associated with

shearing, there is acost to the time taken

up yarding for wool­specific jobs,

monitoring sheep for flystrike, the labour

required for dagging, crutching, jetting

and the materials and agri­chemicals

associated with these jobs,’’ Mr Cook

says.

He says all the farmers he has spoken

to that have moved to wool­less sheep,

overwhelmingly comment on how much

easier sheep farming is without wool

production.

As well as an opportunity to talk to the

experts about low input sheep

production, the open day will give

farmers the chance to view Mt Cass’

Wiltshire genetics and the environment

in which they perform.

Mt Cass’s stud manager Will Pears says

interest in Wiltshires, which do not

require shearing, crutching or dagging,

has grown exponentially over recent

years in the wake of poor returns for

wool, increasing consumer and social

pressure to minimise inputs and the

shortage of labour on farms.

This was reflected in the strength of

their first on­farm ram and ewe sale held

earlier this year which attracted buyers

from around the country.

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Plenty of interest ... Wiltshire sheep

genetics are receiving alot of interest from

farmers looking for low input sheep.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

As well as eliminating the costs and

labour involved in wool production, the

Wiltshires require minimal drenching

yet perform on apar with other maternal

breeds on Mt Cass’s North Canterbury

hill country environment.

Mr Pears says the lambs are fast

maturing and last season, they sold 44

percent of their lambs prime at the

weaning draft, straight off their hill

country.

He says anyone with an interest in low

input sheep production is welcome to

come along to the open day which runs

from 1pm to 4pm.

RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021 21

Ballance awards to proceed

The organisers of the Ballance Farm

Environment Awards are determined

the annual awards will not be another

casualtyofCovid­19.

The New Zealand Farm Environment

Trusthas confirmedthe 2021/22 awards

will proceed as planned throughoutthe

country.

Even with the disruptions causedby

the changes to alert levelsinAuckland,

Northland and Waikato, the awards

have been well supported with strong

entries across the country, trust

chairpersonJoannevan Polenensays.

‘‘Our regionalcommittees have

workedhardwith the farmers and

growers in their communitiestoensure

aworthwhile and rewarding

programmecan be completed.

‘‘It is more important than ever that

the greatinitiativesand work being

done by farmers and growers is being

celebrated and shared with others.’’

Changes have been made for this

year’scompetition, including anew

catchment groupaward.

The new award recognises the efforts

of aruralgroup working together to

improve water quality in local water

ways.

The awardsprogramme has been

adapted to make it safer and less

onerous for entrants, given the Covid­

19 situation.

This includes the requirement for all

judgesand entrants to be vaccinated

and one round of judgingbeing usedto

complete the fulljudging process.

This will limit the amount of contact

between entrantsand the judging

panels.

‘‘While we respect thatindividuals

have the right to choose whetherornot

to be vaccinated, thecommunity nature

of our programme includingawards

functions and fieldday eventsmeans

that to alignwith the Government’s

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22 The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

Ashleigh heads to final

North Canterbury willhave one

representative in the FMG Young

Farmer of the YearTasmanregional

final in February.

Waimakariri Young Farmers’ Club

(YFC) member Ashleigh Foley qualified

for the final afterplacing second in the

Tasman Northdistrict contest heldatthe

Amuri Showgrounds on Saturday,

October30.

Aformer Tasmanregionchairperson,

Ms Foleyworks as aseed representative

for PGG Wrightson.

She will be liningupagainst seven

other finalistsinTasmanregional final

being held at LincolnonFebruary19.

Up for grabs will be aplace in the

grand final beingheld in Whangareiin

July.

In all, 37 competitors battled it out over

two district contests, withthe Tasman

South competition held at the Leeston

Showgrounds on October 16.

Regional final convenor StephKellyis

lookingforward to focusingonmaking

practical skillsand challenges abig part

of the regional final.

‘‘My overall goalfor the Tasman

regional finalistoput on agreat

practical day and evening show to bring

the community together and get people

off farm,’’ she says.

‘‘It is so importanttoget timeoff farm,

especially with the adverseweather

we’ve had downhere.’’

With an passionate committeebehind

her, Ms Kellysays shehopes to gain

confidence in leading ateam andgetting

to know more people acrossthe rural

sector.

New Zealand YoungFarmerschief

executive Lynda Coppersmith says the

competition keeps improving despitethe

challenges thrownatitbyCovid­19.

‘‘For season54wereally want to test

our competitors andsee ‘who's up for it'.

‘‘We'vealready exceeded last year's

entriesacross the country, despite the

fact that entries for anumber of district

contests are still open,’’ she says.

Finalist ... Waimakariri Young Farmers

Club member Ashleigh Foley will contest

the Young Farmer of the Year Tasman

regional final in February.

PHOTO: FILE

‘‘All of our volunteersand conveners

right across the country have created

some incredible challenges so far,with

regional final seasonexpected to take

that to another level.’’

Ms Coppersmith says the contests are

strictly follow the government’sCovid­19

guidelines, but is hopefulmore relaxed

restrictions in the New Year will allow

the regional finalsand grand final to be

showcased to the community.

Results:

TasmanSouth:

ArchieWoodhouse (Lincoln YFC) 1,

PhoebeSmailes(LincolnYFC) 2,

AndrewAllan (Lincoln YFC) 3, Jonny

Brown (Dunsandel YFC) 4.

TasmanNorth:

Sam Smithers (West Coast YFC) 1, Ash

Foley (WaimakaririYFC) 2, George

Dodson(Lincoln YFC)3,Blair Anglesey

(Renwick YFC)4.

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Methane pledge reaction

New Zealand’s dairy and red meat

sectors have given mixed reactions to a

pledge to reduce global methane levels

by 30 percent by 2030.

Beef +Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) and

DairyNZ both acknowledge global

methane needs to reduce, but are

concerned their sectors will be unfairly

targeted.

The Global Methane Pledge commits

countries to working together to reduce

methane emissions by 30% to keep global

warming within the 1.5­degree target set

by the Paris Accord.

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim

Mackle says he wants farmers to know

the pledge doesn’t mean dairy farming

emissions need to reduce by 30%, and

wants the Government to acknowledge

this.

‘‘New Zealand dairy is already the

world’s most emissions­efficient dairy

milk producer, and dairy farmers are

continuing their work on­farm to reduce

emissions,’’ Dr Mackle says.

‘‘Methane is derived from the energy,

agriculture and waste sectors, and the

pledge focuses on reducing methane

from fossil fuels.

‘‘New Zealand already has arobust

2030 methane target for agriculture in

the Zero Carbon Act. The dairy sector

and agritech companies have alot of

work under way to achieve it.’’

Dr Mackle cited arecent report

commissioned by DairyNZ and

AgResearch which concluded that New

Zealand dairy farmers are the world’s

lowest emissions dairy milk producer.

But the report’s introduction suggests a

different conclusion, if the Intergovernmental

Panel on Climate Change’s

(IPCC) methodology is used.

‘‘When recalculating New Zealand’s

most recent carbon footprint using the

IPCC methodology with default factors,

the footprint for milk increased from 0.74

to 1.17 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide

equivalent),’’ the report says.

BLNZ chief executive Sam McIvor has

expressed his concerns at the

Government’s support for the Global

Methane Pledge, announced at COP26

Methane pledge ... Beef +Lamb New

Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor says

biogenic methane has been stable in New

Zealand since 2001.

PHOTO: FILE

conference in Glasgow last week.

He says it does not adequately

articulate its focus on methane

originating from waste and fossil fuel

sources.

‘‘Climate Change Minister James Shaw

has confirmed there will be no new

methane policies or targets as aresult of

New Zealand signing up to this pledge,

but we need to take the public along on

this journey, to ensure they understand

why.

‘‘Biogenic methane has been stable or

reducing in New Zealand since 2001.

‘‘The science in the recent IPCC report

makes it clear that the way we report on

emissions, using GWP100 (global

warming potential over the next 100

years), is inaccurate in terms of

methane’s contribution to climate

change.’’

Mr McIvor would like the Government

to report on warming as well as

emissions, to build understanding of the

different impact gases are having on

climate change.

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The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

27

AMBERLEY 6a &b,8a, b, c&dRopley Street

Sailing away ... The Waimakariri Sailing Club has had aboost in membership in recent

weeks.

PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Clubseeks sailinggear

SAILING

Sailing boats, kayaks,wetsuits,

paddleboards andlifejackets are being

sought by the WaimakaririSailing Club.

After themadness of lockdowns and

Covid­19 messing with life in general,the

Waimakariri SailingClub is experiencing a

surge in adults andkidswanting to learn to

sail, and families justwanting to getout of

the house anddosomethingdifferent

together.

Getting out on thewater,under sail is not

onlygreat for one's soul,healthand mental

wellbeing, it is also the start of agreat

adventurethat canlast alifetime, says the

club’scommodore Sam Jones.

The WaimakaririSailing Club isNorth

Canterbury's only sailing club and has been

part of the community forover93years.

It startedoff as amotorboat club,but a

shortage of fuel during the1930'sled

members to move to windpower.

Thecluboffers three main activities

including socialsailing, yachtracing and a

learn­to­sail programme.

Racing is held at the club around high

tide mostweekends withsailorsranging

from10­years­old, to acouple of sailorsin

their 80's.

Thesailingcalendar is on itswebsite.

Thelearn­to­sail programmeisnow run

fromaprivate lake just north of Kaiapoi,

which is part of Christchurch Ready Mix

Concrete’squarry.

Thecontainedand sheltered waters of

the lake allows new sailors to learnhow to

get aboat where theywantittogobefore

they getinto racingand social sailing.

The learn­to­sail fleetincludessix plastic

Optimists,aPicallo,aSunburst,a

Frostbite, aHartley dinghy, two lasersand

anothertwo person dinghy.

To enhance the programme, the club is

looking for sailing boats of anysizeor

shape, kayaks,paddleboards, and

windsurfers,toget peopleonthe water and

build confidence.

Theclub is alsolooking for wetsuitsand

life jackets.

‘‘Thelocalcommunity has been very

generousasIthinktheyunderstandhow

important it is to getpeopleout into nature

and having an adventure,’’ saysSam.

‘‘Peopleget really attachedtotheir

yachts and if theycan no longersailthem,

they wanttoget them to people who will

sail them,enjoy them andappreciatethem.

‘‘Weare able to offer thisinavery

positiveway.’’

One Rangioraman,whose Sunburst had

been in thefamilysince the 1980s, wanted

to see hisboatgosomewhereitwouldbe

enjoyed and appreciated,ashecould no

longer use it,says Sam.

‘‘He was very emotional whenwewent to

pickitup. He had lookedafterthe redand

whiteboatbeautifullyand everything was

in beautifulcondition.

‘‘It wasobviousthathehad spent many

happy hours not justsailing it, he had

enjoyed many hours just tinkering and

maintainingit.

‘‘Melvyn'sboat didn't haveaname, so we

named it after Melvyn.

‘‘Some of our junior sailors took it out on

amistyday and hadagreat timesailing

Melvyn.

‘‘We took somephotosand took them to

show Melvyn. It wasveryemotional, he was

so happy, and we appreciated beingable to

get Melvyn out sailing again.’’

Ifyou are interestinginlearningtosail,

contact Samon029­2004554.

Acheese roll fundraiser is beingrun by

theclub. To order go to the club’s website,

or email Sam at samtjones1972@gmail.

com.

Exhibition offers variety

After the success of Miscellaneous ­An

Art Exhibition in March2020, Mandy

Palmer and Nikki Parker, the

Absconditus Creations, are back.

Their latest exhibition is

Miscellaneous 2.0 ­Another art

exhibition.

This time they will be joined by two

other local artists ­Sam Young from

Kaiapoi, and JackieHancock, of Aroha

Glass from Pegasus.

Each artist brings their own

distinctive and often eclectic art forms

to the show.

Mandy offers detailed figurative

artworks in avariety of mediums.

Nikki’s distinctive quirky

illustrations have alot to say.

Sam’s paintings areinspired by the

beautiful New Zealand outdoors, in

which he is regularly wandering.

Jackie’s glass pieces are inspired by

our beautiful country with some

quirky, retro, geeky bits thrown in too.

You will soon see whythis showis

called Miscellaneous.

Miscellaneous 2.0 will be held in The

Exhibition Gallery at TheMill, at 1473

Main North Road, Waikuku until

November 6to14.

It is open Thursday 11am to 3pm,

Friday 11am to 4pm and Saturday and

Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

To find out moreinformation about

the show headtoMiscellaneous 2.0 –

Another art exhibition on Facebook.

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Public Notices

Oxford Rugby Club JAB AGM

Thursday 18 th November, 7pm

at Rugby Clubrooms

New Committee members needed.

JAB Club Captain position to be

filled.

Expressions of interest for JAB

Coaches and Managers for the

2022 season.

We are also looking to form aJAB

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What’s happening in your

community…

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

Council Services onShow Day

Another long weekend is upon us, which means a

few changes to Council Services on Canterbury

Anniversary Day, Friday 12 November.

Service Centres and Libraries

Service Centres and Libraries will be closed on

Show Day and re-open onMonday 15 November.

Kerbside Collections

Recycling, rubbish and organics will be collected

as normal.

Transfer Stations

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will be open

from 8.30am-4.30pm.

Oxford Transfer Station will be open usual hours,

between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.

Aquatic Facilities

On Show Day, the aquatic facilities in Kaiapoi and

Rangiora will be open between 10am and 7pm.

Urgent Enquiries

For urgent enquiries, like noise issues or animal

management, please call our Aer Hours service

on 0800 965 468. Otherwise, use the Snap Send

Solve app to let us know about any issues you spot

while out and about across the District.

Book Your Covid-19 Vaccination

Eighty eight percent of Waimakariri has received

their first covid-19 vaccine. There are anumber

of bookable and walk-in clinics available over the

coming weeks to finalise your vaccination.

Visit bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz to find a

clinic near you.

Southbrook Road Safety Improvements

The Councilhas been consideringtrafficsafetyissues

on Southbrook Road –Rangiora’s busiestroad.

Every day 26,000 vehicles move up and down

Southbrook Road and share this traffic space with

residents, schools and businesses.

Council is proposing to install traffic lights at the

intersection of Southbrook Road and Torlesse/

Coronation Streets to improve safety for all

users and have recently secured Waka Kotahi (NZ

Transport Agency) funding support for this project.

The Council will be consulting with affected

residents and businesses inNovember and keeping

them informed of progress.

Island Road Closed for Four Weeks

From 8November Island Road willbeclosedbetween

Neeves Roadand Ohoka Road.Signeddetours willbe

in place alongOhoka/Williams/Main North/Tram for

southbound traffic, and Neeves/Gilesfor northbound

traffic. The road willbeinastateofconstruction

during this time.

SH1 Cam River toTram Road Safety

Improvements

The installation of new side and median barriers

along the highway and an upgrade of the Ohoka

Road off-ramp are boosting the safety of the

North Canterbury Corridor.

From Sunday 7November, Waka Kotahi began the

next sectionofmedian barrier installation, from south

of the Kaiapoi River Bridge throughtojust north of

the Lineside Road/Smith Street overpass (excluding

the bridge itself where barriers already exist).

This will involve both day and night work, and a

minor traffic diversion over the overpass will be

in place at night for northbound traffic on SH1 for

about aweek, while temporary steel barriers are

put in place.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

Tojoin visit:

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe

2021/22 Rates

Instalment Due

We’d like to remind you that the

second instalment of the 2021/22

rates is due on 20 November 2021.

Please note that a10% penalty will be added to

any part of the second instalment that remains

unpaid aer 27 November 2021.

If you are having dificulty paying your rates, we

encourage you toget in touch with us at

rates@wmk.govt.nz to talk through payment options.

Online

Go to waimakariri.govt.nz/services/online-services

(credit card payments incur aconvenience fee).

Internet Banking

Account number: 01 0877-0129222-00

Use the valuation number on your rates invoice

as reference. If you are paying rates on more

than one property, email details of payment to

finance@wmk.govt.nz

In Person

Epos and cash payments are welcome at any

Council service centre.

We’d like to hear your thoughts about a

proposal from the Seon Public Hall Society

to lease land on Seon Domain to build a

new facility.

We welcome your feedbacktohelp theWoodend-

Seon Community Board understand the

community’s views before alease is granted.

Complete the shortsurvey and share your

thoughts before 5pm, Wednesday 15 December.

CHOP

THE

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 poetryreadingsby:

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

Victoria Park Band Rotunda, Corner of Percival and

Queen Streets, Rangiora (weather dependant), and

Waimakariri Libraries Facebook Live.

To support this Chop the Mop fundraising effort visit:

youcanforcancer.org.nz/jason-clements

Register Now

In association with:

ABOUT SEFTON

DOMAIN

Have your say waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

03 311 8901


Public Notices

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29

HURUNUI DISTRICT COUNCIL

LOCAL DEMOCRACY

SOLD DOWN THE DRAIN

HAVE YOUR SAY

Come and join us on Sunday afternoon, have your

say onthe Three Waters Reform -this is your chance.

When: Sunday 14 November 2.30pm -4pm

Where: Glenmark Rugby Club, 9Reeces Road, Omihi

Bring: Apicnic, your family and friends

You'll have the opportunity to

listen to Mayor Marie Black and

Council's CEO Hamish Dobbie

share their views and thoughts

on this Reform. Then it's your

turn to have your say!

THREE WATERS FORMAL CONSULATION 2021

Amusement

Fun!

Exciting range of

amusement rides for

young and old.

Yummy Food - Hot dogs,

Chips, Candy floss

time!

time!

THIS WEEKEND

Rangiora Showgrounds,

Ashley Street, Rangiora

Friday 10am to late

Saturday 10am to late

Sunday 10am to 4pm

Covid Rules Apply

2434496

Pets

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

½PRICE

DOG FOOD

MEAT2U.NZ

313 0022

2424357

Educational

TUITION available. Primary

and secondary up to

NCEA level 3. In centre

(Rangiora) or interactive

online from your home.

Each student onanindividually

tailored programme.

Kip McGrath Rangiora has

been serving the local community

for 30 +years. Give

us acall (03 313 3638) or

book your free assessment

online https://www.kipmcgrath.

co.nz/rangiora

Is your RAPID number correctly displayed?

Call Amanda todayto

advertiseinourclassifieds

in Ph033132840

313 PUBLIC NOTICE

Join us for aChilean needle grass field day.

Get your eyes on the plant and learn how to

manage it. Hosted at two locations by North

Canterburylocals. The first stop is avineyard,

followed by an arable sheep and beef farm.

Tuesday 30 th November, 1pm –4pm,

Waiau East Road &Leader Road East.

For more information or to

register, please contact

biosecurity@ecan.govt.nz

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:

Book Fair

26th &27th

November 2021

027 472 4439

2433977

Tenders

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

2021.

2432158

Request fortender

Contract HDC 21/07

District-wide Spraying tenders

Tenders are invited for suitably qualified and

experienced Contractors with the capability and

resources to partner with HDC to undertake the

District-wideChemical Spraying duties.

Tender Documents can be downloaded on the

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

25059832

Tenders close at 4pm, Friday 10 th December

2021.

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Public Notices

EXTRAORDINARY

COUNCIL MEETING

An extraordinary

meeting of the

Waimakariri District

Council was held on

Tuesday 9 November

2021 at 8.45am in the

Council Chambers, 215

High Street, Rangiora.

The meeting considered

a report in relation to

Three Waters Reform

matters and was not

notified in accordance

with Section 46(6) of

the Local Government

Official Information and

Meetings Act 1987,

due to time constraints.

The meeting was

public excluded under

the Local Government

Official Information

and Meetings Act 1987

for reasons of s7(2)

(g), to maintain legal

professional privilege.

The resolution from the

meeting was as follows:

THAT the Council

resolves that the report

and discussion remain

public excluded under

the Local Government

Official Information

and Meetings Act

1987 s7(2)(g).

The withholding of

the information is

necessary to maintain

legal professional

privilege until after

any court proceedings

are lodged and with

appropriate redactions.

Sarah Nichols

GOVERNANCE MANAGER

2434611

Situations Vacant

PART TIME

DRIVER WANTED

Deliveryposition

4am start

Kaiapoi based

Must be fit

Ph Shirley

03 327 2464

leave amessage

2433709

ECE TEACHER

PART TIME

We have an opportunity

for a passionate, energetic

and nurturing ECE

trained teacher to join our

Oxford Kindy family for

3-4 days/week.

Applications will be by

CV and completed

application form.

Please email

info@oxfordkindy.co.nz

for an application pack

MartinO’Connor

Auto Services Limited

Experienced Motor

VehicleTechnician

From 1November2021wewill be takingon

aNissanParts &ServiceAgency andweare

currently lookingfor twonew techstojoinour

expanding business. Come andbepartofa

thriving Automotive Team progressing this

new side to thebusiness. Wehaveanextensive

service range, from classics, through to modern

day.

Thesuccessfulapplicant will be:

• tradequalified

• be enthusiastic to learnnew skills

• hold acurrent WOF authority(preferred)

• hold acurrent NZ driver’s license

• be able to work unsupervisedoraspartofthe

team

• demonstrateeffectivecommunicationskills

• be servicefocused&friendly

• have good diagnostic skills

• be knowledgeable in automotive electronics

• andmusthaveasense of humour!!!

Please apply to:

Martin O’Connor

4Ngapara Street

Alexandra

Cell: 0274485124

Or emailyour CV andcover letter to:

martin@oconnorautoservices.co.nz

Applicationsclose:Friday26thNovember, 2021

Situations Vacant

SUMMER SEASON POSITIONS

AVAILABLE NOW

TAKE THEPLUNGEINTO AN EXCITING ROLE THIS SUMMER AS

WE GEAR UP FOR THE OPENING OF OURNEW FACILITY!

F u ll time, part time and temporary positions - Aged 16+ years

Bring your go-getter attitude, excellent communication skills and strong

team approach. You will need to be confident in the water, friendly,

enthusiastic, honest and enjoy a bit of fun. Fantastic customer service

skills are a must! You will play a key part in ensuring that all customers

not only have a fantastic experience, but a safe one. Experience

working in an aquatic environment and the ability to follow systems and

procedures would be advantageous.

Lifeguard duties include lifeguard watch, pool testing, H&S and

ensuring the facility is kept clean and tidy at all times. Ideally you will

hold relevant lifeguarding qualifications and a current first aid

certificate, however, training will be provided for those wanting to enter

this exciting industry.

Hours will be on a rostered basis so flexibility, reliability and

commitment to working early, late and weekend shifts is crucial. The

season runs until April 2022.

What are you waiting for? If you’re ready to dive in and use your

valuable skills in the aquatic and recreation industry, apply now!

www.hurunui.govt.nz/council/jobs

If you have any questions, please contact

naomi.woodham@hurunui.govt.nz or 029 770 9151

2429581

MONEY for Christmas.

Local factory work, avariety

of shifts. Forklift roles,

traffic control, sawmill

roles. Immediate starts for

the right people. We don’t

always advertise the roles

we have. For more info

contact Daphne at Superior

Personnel 313 6180.

Wanted To Buy

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

Personal

GENT, single (a little

older) indep, positive

chatty and tactile seeks a

slim perky well presented

lady with avibrant, happy

personality to dine out with

and enjoy company tothe

Court Theatre, movies,

social occasions and to

generally hang out with.

Open to any sort of companionship

027 659 4425.

Wanted To Buy

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or

313 1878.

WANTED to lease or buy

urgently up to 20ha land for

sheep grazing, prefer North

Canterbury. Please phone

027 222 1023.

WANTED TO RENT OR LEASE

3-5 acres with a2-3a brm cottage,

verylong term.

Within 20 minutes of Rangiora.

Mature, professionalfemale. female.

Clean tidy habits,reliable.

Knowledgeable, capable, self-sufficient.

Enjoys well-presentedhome and

garden.Nodogs dogs or children -has cat

andhorses. Ownfencing, sensible

horses. Preferindependence,

not willing to share space.

Ph 027 472 6391

2433278

A PAINTER WITH

PASSION! Local painter

with 30 years of quality and

integrity in all aspects of

painting. Phone Mike on

021 0903 8546.

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

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.

BUILDERS Father &son

team. Amac Builders are

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.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

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

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.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

CARAVANS & requirements. T-shirts,

MOTORHOMES, Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

Interior &exterior repairs, polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

maintenance & upgrades. Please phone Heather 03

Solar, satellite, awning 313 0261 or email heather.

installations. Sheetmetal, norstar@gmail.com.

light engineering &welding

services. Professional SHEEP SHEARING,

coachbuilder specializing drenching, feet trimming.

in the RV industry 25 years. For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Call Darryl @ Advanced Stu 027 315 6916.

Auto Homes 027 220 6566.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

Trade &Services

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.

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

2225862

Deaths

SECKER, BARRY

WILLIAM.

Passed away peacefully

on Sunday, 7 November

2021; aged 79 years.

Loved father of Melinda,

and Tania, father-in-law

of Dean, treasured

grandfather of Georgia,

Jenny, and Rose.

Dearly loved by his

brother Ronnie and

sister-in-law Karen,

uncle to Sarah, Gary, and

Wayne, and loved

brother-in-law to Harley

Secker.

He was afriend to many.

We extend our genuine

gratitude to the wonderful

staff at Hospice South

Canterbury and the Timaru

Hospital.

Their kindness and care

has meant so much.

A service to celebrate

Barry’s life will be held

at Aoraki Funeral

Services Chapel, 11 John

Street, Waimate, on

Friday, 12

November 2021, at 10am.

In lieu of flowers,

donations to Hospice

South Canterbury would

be greatly appreciated

and may be left at the

service.

Messages to: 1 Taupata

Street, Kaiapoi 7630.

Aoraki Funeral Services

South Canterbury.

FDANZ

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

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

2362002

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

2401953

HAY MAKING

Rounds or

conventional with

mower /conditioner.

Ph Gary

2431786

027 216 0000

027 478 2925

or 313 7939

CRAIGS Trees

(03) 327-4190

TREE REMOVALS

THINNING &PRUNING

STUMPGRINDING

FELLING &TOPPING

FULLYINSURED

QUALIFIED ARBORIST

Free Quotes

027 2299 454

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

2434390

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.


Motorcycles

SOUTH PACIFIC Motorcycle

services, local family

business based in Mandeville.

Repairs, servicing,

WOF etc for all road bikes,

classic bikes, farm bikes &

more. Collection service

available. Ph 03 312 0066

office@motorbiketours.co.nz

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

WANTED

Suitable for

dismantling or repairs

Ph 313 7216

2412522

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

other types considered, any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

CLASSIFIED

The North Canterbury News, November 11, 2021

Property Wanted

PRIVATE BUYER, 24

year old wanting to buy

first home. Please phone

021 111 4322.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. For aquote. Phone

021 111 4322.

To Let

HOUSE FOR RENT in

Amberley. Brand new

house, 4bedroom, 2bathroom,

double garage. Close

to all services. Phone 027

348 6267.

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

31

Grazing

WANTED to lease or buy

urgently up to 20ha land for

sheep grazing, prefer North

Canterbury. Please phone

027 222 1023.

Livestock

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Guide

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

Appliance Repairs

Butchery

Chiropractic Services

Construction &Concrete

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,

Ariston,LG, Classique,Haier,

Samsung andmore....

“For best results be sure to useauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCESERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

2332343v2

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

2227889v2

Dr Jess Ross

ACC RegisteredDrChiropractic

Monday &Thursday |03313 0350

Injury, accidents and maintenance

Libi McKinnon Physiotherapy

privatephysio@xtra.co.nz

027 868 2574

ACC Registered Provider | Tuesday&Friday

Select Health

51 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2344089v2

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

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

Electrician

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

2269236

Engineering

For your Engineering needs

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821

toppeng@xtra.co.nz

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Quarry Supplies

QUARRY SUPPLIES

2426159

●CAP 65 ● CAP 40

●CAP 20 ● Pit Run

●Large Soakpit Boulders

●Crusher Dust

●Screened Sand

●Horse Arena Sand

Dean Hurley0274 336 993

hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz

2064 Tram Road

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

CAP 65

CAP 40

CAP 20

Shingle

SHINGLE SUPPLIES

Quarry Prices

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from $40 per cube

from $23 per cube

from $25 per cube

from $30 per cube

all +gst

Plus all excavation and truck hire

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

CONTRACTING

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

2009594

•Insurance Work

•Fullcoachbuildingservice, fabricating

doors,lockers, windows, tanks

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