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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<br />

last week.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Lives at risk at highway junction<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Lives are beingput at risk crossing State<br />

Highway1atPukeko Junctiontoget to<br />

school,LeithfieldSchoolpupils say.<br />

Pupils fromthe school’sYear 6, Pukeko<br />

class, highlighted the dangeratthe busy<br />

SH1 intersection lastWednesday.<br />

Their protest calledfor community<br />

supportfor an underpass to be builtatthe<br />

busyintersection.<br />

The class hasalsowrittentoNZ<br />

TransportAgency chiefexecutive Nicole<br />

Rosie,Hurunui DistrictCouncilMayor<br />

Marie Black, andthe Ministerof<br />

EducationChrisHipkins,alerting them to<br />

theproblemand asking fortheirsupport.<br />

Thepupilssay the highwayistoo busy<br />

forchildren to cross safely,particularlyin<br />

themorning before school, afterschool,<br />

andthe Fridaybeforelongweekends.<br />

‘‘Wewouldlike an underpassor<br />

somethingsimilartosafely cross thebusy<br />

mainhighway independently without<br />

support from ourparents.’’<br />

Research done by the pupils and their<br />

teacher, Dale Thomson, shows<br />

constructing an underpasswould cost<br />

$500,000.<br />

The studentswanted to start<br />

fundraising for the underpassand<br />

thought abouthaving abaking day,selling<br />

rafflesand havingamufti­day.<br />

‘‘But it wastoo hardfor our little<br />

community to comeupwith thisamount<br />

of money,’’ theysay.<br />

School principalRob Cavanagh says<br />

the PukekoJunctionintersection is one of<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’sbusiest.<br />

‘‘Itisadangeroushighway to cross for<br />

children and adults.’’<br />

Mr Cavanagh attended last week's<br />

roadside protest, which was held outside<br />

peak­hourtraffictime, from 1.45pm to<br />

2.30pm,and at onepointhecounted50<br />

vehiclesinunder five minutes.<br />

Pukeko Junction Wine Shop and<br />

Gallery ownerSheryll Bowensaysmany<br />

accidents have occurred at the<br />

intersectionand thereare regularnear<br />

misses.<br />

‘‘Therewerethreeaccidents in five<br />

weeks once,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘In oneofthe accidentsavan burst into<br />

flames. Thereare so many heavy vehicles<br />

on thatroad, buses, freight trucks, logging<br />

trucksand stocktrucks, all going 100km<br />

an hour.<br />

‘‘It is anightmare.’’<br />

Theintersectionhas been adangerous<br />

area to cross for manyyearsbut thehuge<br />

increase in traffic flowinthe last decade,<br />

dueto<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’shighgrowth,<br />

hasintensifiedthe problem.<br />

Sixyears ago seniorconstable Ken<br />

Terryheld aworkshopatthe school<br />

offering safety tipsfor the children on<br />

howtocrossSH1 safely.<br />

Thechildren werealsogiven safety<br />

vests andflags at thesafety workshopto<br />

make them more visiblewhencrossing<br />

theintersection.<br />

However,since thennothinghas been<br />

done to improvethe safetyofthe<br />

intersection.<br />

HurunuiDistrict Mayor Marie Black<br />

says the pupil’sletter hasbeen included<br />

in the roadsafety agendafor its meeting<br />

on <strong>November</strong>23.<br />

‘‘The schoolchildrenhave been<br />

invited, andacceptedthe invitation,to<br />

come alongtothatmeeting to present<br />

their case on the dangersofcrossing the<br />

StateHighway.’’<br />

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Vaccination push in Nth Canty<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> DistrictHealthBoard<br />

(CDHB)isholding anotherbig Covid­19<br />

vaccinationpush in Waimakaririthis<br />

weekend.<br />

Meanwhile the JabbaWaka will be<br />

visiting the Hurunui District.<br />

The HanmerSprings Health Centre,<br />

the Amberley Medical Centre and the<br />

Cheviot Community Health Centre are<br />

working together to take vaccination<br />

clinics out to the publicusing amini<br />

JabbaWaka van.<br />

Atotal of 89.3 percent of Waimakariri’s<br />

eligible populationhave had their first<br />

Covid­19 vaccination, with 75% fully<br />

vaccinated.InHurunui 87% of the<br />

eligible populationhave had their first<br />

vaccinationwith 75.1% fully vaccinated.<br />

While in Kaikoura only 83.8% of the<br />

eligible populationhave now had their<br />

first vaccination and 73.4% are fully<br />

vaccinated.<br />

Five Covid­19 vaccination clinicswill<br />

be open in the Waimakariridistrict and<br />

will include two special events.<br />

‘‘Waimakariri still has abit of work to<br />

do to get to a90percent first­dose<br />

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The special events will be heldat<br />

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on Saturday, then on Sundayone of the<br />

DHB’s JabberWaka mobile vaccination<br />

teams will be in the Ravenswood New<br />

World car parkfrom noon until 5pm,<br />

opposite the Moscow Circus.<br />

“If people have not yet had their<br />

second dose,this is the day to get it. We<br />

willhave kai including lollipops and<br />

bikkies, and we willhave the Mike Pero<br />

teamonthe barbecue,’’ she says.‘‘We will<br />

alsobehanding out spot prizes<br />

throughout the day, so come on down.<br />

Rollyour sleeves up Waimakariri.Let’s<br />

get it done.’’<br />

Hanmer Springs Health Centre<br />

practicemanager Paul Walmsley says<br />

the purpose of the JabbaWakaistoreach<br />

people and businessesinHurunui<br />

communities that wouldbenefitby<br />

vaccination clinicscoming to them.<br />

Technologywill enablereal­time<br />

updates into the national Covid<br />

Immunisation Register (CIR) system.<br />

Three dates have been confirmed but<br />

moremay be organised, depending on<br />

demand. Details can be obtained by<br />

phoningthe healthcentres.<br />

On Friday <strong>November</strong> 12, the Amberley<br />

Health Centre staff willhave the<br />

JabbaWaka at LeithfieldBeach from 9am<br />

and it will be at the Leithfield Hotel, in<br />

Leithfieldvillage,from <strong>11</strong>.30am.<br />

On Tuesday<strong>November</strong> 16, the Cheviot<br />

Health Centre staff willbetaking the<br />

JabbaWaka into the Cheviottownship.<br />

From Saturday <strong>November</strong> 20, through<br />

to Monday <strong>November</strong> 22, the Hanmer<br />

SpringsHealthCentrewill have the<br />

JabbaWaka in the Hanmer Springs<br />

village, the villagegreeninWaiauand<br />

down to the HurunuiHotel heading<br />

towardsChristchurch on SH7. Time slots<br />

for these areas can be confirmed by<br />

callingthe HanmerSprings Health<br />

Centre.<br />

The WaimakaririCovid­19 vaccination<br />

clinicsopen for drop­ins this weekend<br />

are:<br />

Saturday:<br />

KaiapoiFamily Doctors: 9am –5pm<br />

Rangiora Durham Health:9am –8pm<br />

Rangiora Unichem Medical Corner:<br />

9am –3pm<br />

Stan's 7Day Pharmacy in Rangiora:<br />

10am –4.30pm<br />

Sunday:<br />

Ravenswood New World pop­up<br />

vaccination clinic: 12noon –5pm.<br />

Teen looks to new challenge<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Life with alopecia in apowered<br />

wheelchair has dealt Rangiora teen Ava<br />

Hurst extraordinary challenges.<br />

But now the former top student, who<br />

has apassion for numbers and<br />

accountancy, is looking forward to<br />

joining the workforce.<br />

‘‘I hope to be able to get an office/<br />

accountancy job, but Iamopen to<br />

anything that comes my way,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘My plans are to keep searching for a<br />

job and not let my physical disability<br />

stop me from becoming an independent<br />

young adult.’’<br />

Ava, who is 16, has been in apowered<br />

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She suffered traumatic brain injuries,<br />

aserious neck injury that required a<br />

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pulmonary contusions, stretched spinal<br />

cord and an eye injury in the crash.<br />

Medical specialists told her parents<br />

Nikki Thomson and Adrian Hurst, who<br />

were also in the crash, that people with<br />

such serious injuries rarely survived.<br />

‘‘I am only alive because my spine<br />

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that Dad is aStJohn Ambulance medic.’’<br />

Adrian’s St John medical training<br />

Ava Hurst<br />

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and Nikki, who was also injured, before<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

3<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Amberley will be the scene of amajor<br />

proteston<strong>November</strong>21, as<br />

Groundswell NZ continuesits<br />

nationwide campaignagainst<br />

unworkable regulations.<br />

Titled The Mother of all Protests the<br />

focus will be on the ThreeWaters<br />

Reforms.<br />

Groundswell is calling for New<br />

Zealanders to rally in support of<br />

councils with ashow of solidarity<br />

during the Sunday protest.<br />

Jamie McFadden, Rural Advocacy<br />

Network(RAN) chairsays the way in<br />

which the Government is forcibly taking<br />

over the controland running of<br />

community watersupplies, stormwater<br />

and wastewater, is symptomatic of the<br />

way it is forcing regulations on New<br />

Zealanders.<br />

RAN has formedanalliance with<br />

Groundswell NZ, afarmers lobby group<br />

which has its roots in Southland and<br />

Otago.<br />

Mr McFadden says the Three Waters<br />

Reform has been widely opposedby<br />

councils throughout New Zealand,<br />

including all councils in <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘Mayors and councillors across the<br />

countryhave spoken out strongly<br />

againstthe Governmentactions­the<br />

forceful takeover of controlof<br />

community assets, the sham of the<br />

consultation process and the loss of<br />

local democracy and representation.’’<br />

He says towns across the country,<br />

many of whom didn’t takepart last time,<br />

are already planning their part in the<br />

protest.<br />

The Amberley eventiscallingfor<br />

people and vehicles to congregatein<br />

the main street of Amberley at 12:45 pm<br />

for a1pmstart on <strong>November</strong> 21.<br />

This will be followedbyaspeechby<br />

HurunuiMayor Marie Black, which will<br />

be videoed.<br />

Groundswell will makeanationwide<br />

radio announcement on <strong>News</strong>talk ZB at<br />

1:35 pm.<br />

Mr McFadden is asking everyone to<br />

follow the appropriate Covid­19 rules in<br />

their area.<br />

The speech area will be roped off,<br />

with amaximum of 100 people allowed<br />

in thatimmediatearea.<br />

The rest of those attending the protest<br />

are expected to fill the mainstreet of<br />

Amberley, he says.<br />

More information on the Mother of all<br />

Protests can be foundonthe<br />

Groundswell NZ facebook page and<br />

website, and will be advertised in local<br />

media.<br />

Public gathering<br />

Meanwhile the Hurunui District<br />

Councilisnot backing downinits<br />

oppositionofthe water reforms.<br />

It is putting up afight overthe<br />

reformswhich it says are ‘‘flawedinits<br />

Troubled waters ... The Hurunui District Council will continue to engage with the public<br />

about the Three Waters Reform. Pictured is the Hurunui River.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

economic analysis, and negatively<br />

impactslocal democracy and control’’.<br />

It is seeking auniteddistrict­wide<br />

voice and is planningapublic gathering<br />

at the GlenmarkRugby Club grounds at<br />

Omihi on Sunday,<strong>November</strong>14, to give<br />

people an opportunity to have asay on<br />

the reforms, makesubmissions, and<br />

backthe council in its endeavours to<br />

highlight its concerns to Government.<br />

“It’s all abouthaving acollective<br />

voice, and mobilising the public so they<br />

can have their say. It’s up to everyone to<br />

makesome noise,’’ says HurunuiMayor<br />

Marie Black,who invites peopleto<br />

bring apicniclunch and make a<br />

submission while enjoying the day.<br />

Mrs Black says the government’s<br />

announcementlast week to mandate<br />

the Three Waters Reform Proposal,<br />

through legislationwhich takes away<br />

the provision to opt out of the reforms,<br />

has stripped the council of its option to<br />

carry out formalconsultation.<br />

However, she says it is vitally<br />

important the council keeps its word to<br />

the people of Hurunui District,<br />

thereforeitwill continue with the<br />

promised plan to formallyask for<br />

feedback againjust afew weeks after<br />

asking and receiving informal<br />

feedback.<br />

“This is alegal processweare<br />

following, so we encourage everyone to<br />

please partakeinthis consultation<br />

process. This is your chance to have<br />

your say and tell the government what<br />

you think.”<br />

The action followsanextraordinary<br />

meeting last Thursday where the<br />

council adopted aStatement of<br />

Proposal to oppose the government’s<br />

ThreeWatersReform, opting for a<br />

formal roundofconsultationwith its<br />

ratepayersand residents.<br />

The councilvoted unanimouslyin<br />

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Hamish Dobbie in their questtoput up<br />

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Mrs Blacksays the council believes<br />

the government’s proposal to reform<br />

threewaters services’, delivery is<br />

poorly defined, and seriously flawed.<br />

Informal Hurunuicommunity<br />

feedbacktodate strongly opposesthe<br />

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says she looksforward to seeing the<br />

same high level of engagementwith the<br />

next stage of consultation.<br />

Submissions on the reformswill be<br />

accepted up until Sunday, December 5<br />

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Manager Phil Bradfield saysatthisstage<br />

it’snot known whatcausedthe seals’<br />

deaths.<br />

However thereare indications they<br />

havebeenkilled.<br />

“Theseals at HalfMoonBay are badly<br />

decomposedand it’s not beenpossibleto<br />

confirmwhatcausedtheir deaths,but<br />

there was blood at thesite andtheir<br />

deaths are thought unlikelytobefrom<br />

natural causes.<br />

‘‘Wehaven’t beenabletoclosely<br />

examinethe dead seals in theOhau Point<br />

Fur SealSanctuarybecause of their<br />

position in thebreeding colonyand the<br />

timeofyear.<br />

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it would requirepeople movingthrough<br />

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femalesand young pups,’’hesays.<br />

Mr Bradfield saysitseems unlikely<br />

these six seals would havedied from<br />

natural causes so closely together.<br />

“Sadly, there weretwo distressed seal<br />

pupssitting with twoofthe bodies, so it’s<br />

possible theirmothers may havebeen<br />

among thedead seals.’’<br />

He says DOCstaff searched the<br />

Kaikoura coastlinebut didn’t find any<br />

other seals thatappeared to have been<br />

killed.<br />

‘‘Thoughwecan’t be certain at this time<br />

how the seals died, it is deeply<br />

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Seals havebeenre­establishing on the<br />

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Seal haven ... Seal pups enjoying the sun north of Kaikoura.<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Awrybill defying the odds and surviving<br />

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

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

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

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

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

reports on avery special observation.<br />

It was theflash of blue that reallycaught<br />

my attention.<br />

Everymonth Iwalk a2km sectionofour<br />

local Ashley­Rakahuri river, countingthe<br />

birds that Isee on the riverbed.<br />

Over thewinter,numbersare low,but<br />

they increase over springwhen the birds<br />

starttoarrive fortheir breedingseason.<br />

Theiconicspecieswhich Ikeep a<br />

specialwatch for is thewrybill –ngutu<br />

pare —the only birdinthe world with a<br />

side­waysbendingbill andonlybreeding<br />

in <strong>Canterbury</strong>’sbraidedrivers. Between 8<br />

­10pairshavebredonthe riveroverthe<br />

last few years.<br />

Forme, the first indication thata<br />

wrybillisaroundcomes from itscall.<br />

This has aslightly higher pitch than the<br />

more common banded dotterel,which<br />

always arrives beforethe wrybill.<br />

It was twoweeks ago thatIheard acall<br />

in the riverbed andsoonspotted asingle<br />

bird feedingupthe river margin. Closer<br />

examination through binoculars revealed<br />

it to be amalebird­and then my eyes<br />

widenedwhen Isaw aflashofblue as it<br />

raisedaleg out of theshallowwater.<br />

Iwhisperedalow ‘youbeauty’, as I<br />

realisedthat thisbird wasour former<br />

MBW­BW, theonlycolourbanded wrybill<br />

left on the river.<br />

He was only seenonceearly last<br />

season,after whichwethoughthehad<br />

gone forgood.But thissightingproved<br />

that he was stillaliveand well.<br />

Placing colourbands on birds allows<br />

forindividual identification, andsince<br />

2000 we have banded 25 wrybill.This<br />

ACUT ABOVE<br />

THE REST<br />

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

13 years. PHOTO: NICK LEDGARD<br />

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right banding permits departed.<br />

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knowthey weretogetherfor at least3<br />

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stage.<br />

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withanunbandedfemale 3km further up<br />

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his mate is unbanded we don’t know<br />

whether shewas alwaysthe same bird.<br />

Eventhoughtheir nesthas been<br />

washed outbyspring floods at leasttwice,<br />

theyhavealways renestedand donewell<br />

up there,raising atotal of 12 chicks.<br />

In the 2014­15season theyeven doublebrooded<br />

–that is hadtwo nests in the one<br />

season andfledged 3chicks.<br />

Thatdoesnot happen veryoftenonthe<br />

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To ourknowledge, BW­BW last<br />

parented achick in the2019­20 season, by<br />

the end of which he had lost oneofhis<br />

white bands, and therefore become BW­<br />

B. Whenseenonce at hisusualGroyne2<br />

sitelastyear,hehad lost hissecond white<br />

band, so wasjustB­B.<br />

Acouple of weeks ago, when Isaw him<br />

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justplainB.Thatband lookedvery thin –<br />

so we maynot be abletoidentify him<br />

again.<br />

But,itwas still thereafew daysago<br />

whenIspotted alonemaleinthe main<br />

channel, whichthe binocsrevealedtobe<br />

MB (was MBW­BW).<br />

He obliginglyflew up alongsidemeto<br />

chase awayaBandedDotterel/turiwhatu.<br />

Iamsure he has amate on anest but<br />

could notlocate it.Isaw him last night,<br />

and he paused for the attached photo.<br />

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and he allowedmetosee hislatest<br />

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OPINION<br />

6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Council wants input<br />

from its communities<br />

The Hurunui District Council now<br />

understandthe governmentposition<br />

to mandatethe Three Waters<br />

Reforms.<br />

We also now have amuch clearer<br />

picture of ‘‘why’’ it is so important to<br />

continue to hear from you.<br />

Our counciltook the view that<br />

informally we need to hear fromour<br />

constituents during the 8week<br />

period of Julythrough September,<br />

but at the HurunuiDistrict Council<br />

we also had an active resolution on<br />

the table to formally consult.<br />

Therefore at last week’s<br />

extraordinary meeting we resolved<br />

to prepareand plan for thisprocess.<br />

We are comingtoyou to allowyour<br />

voice.<br />

Earlier this year as acouncilwe<br />

drafted astrategy that cements<br />

waterresilience as akey objective,<br />

stating that ‘‘enduring water<br />

supplies sustain our people, our<br />

prosperity, and our environment’’.<br />

Securing future water security<br />

and water quality is one of the<br />

pillars that alignswith the council’s<br />

oppositiontothe reformprocess.<br />

We continue to hold on to the<br />

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

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Good<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Nov <strong>11</strong> Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17<br />

Rise 5:59am<br />

Set 8:26pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

6:58am<br />

7:25pm<br />

Set 2:22am<br />

Rise<strong>11</strong>:39am<br />

Gentle SW becoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Good<br />

Rise 5:58am<br />

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Times<br />

7:51am<br />

8:17pm<br />

beliefthat the establishment of<br />

Taumata Arowai is the first step in<br />

this process.<br />

Give time for the regulations to<br />

becomeembedded and then<br />

progress with the nextsteps.<br />

Be bravetake time and pause –<br />

take the community on the journey<br />

with you. Let us understandthe<br />

regulations and theassociated costs.<br />

We have achance here to work<br />

with critical partners and drive for a<br />

successful outcome.<br />

You all have avoice and nowisthe<br />

time you need to participate in local<br />

democracy, and mobilise the voice<br />

of the peoplebymaking<br />

representationthrough the select<br />

committee process.<br />

Ijust want to finishtodaywith<br />

‘‘The purpose of local government’’<br />

which is to (a) enable democratic<br />

local decision­making and action by,<br />

and on behalfofcommunities and (b)<br />

to promote the social, economic,<br />

environmental, and culturalwellbeing<br />

of communitiesinthe present<br />

and for the future.<br />

Kia kaha and thank you,<br />

Marie<br />

Little change proposed in representation<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Woodend and Pegasus representation<br />

at the WaimakaririDistrict Council<br />

table is now in the hands of local<br />

residents, Woodend­Sefton Community<br />

Board chairperson Shona Powell says.<br />

The council has opted for the<br />

existing ward structure ahead of next<br />

year’slocal body election following its<br />

representation review.<br />

Concerns remain about Woodend,<br />

Pegasus and rural representation,<br />

after councillors votedlast week for<br />

the existing three ward and four<br />

community board boundaries to<br />

remainthe same.<br />

This leaves the growing towns of<br />

Woodend and Pegasus in the Kaiapoi­<br />

Woodend ward.<br />

Ms Powellsays it is now up to the<br />

local communitytodosomething about<br />

it.<br />

‘‘The council has done it’sjob with<br />

the representation review, so if local<br />

people want local representation then<br />

they need to make it happen.<br />

‘‘We need quality people to stand and<br />

local people need to vote for them.’’<br />

She estimates Woodend(including<br />

Ravenswood) and Pegasusnow have<br />

populations of around 4000 each,<br />

comparedtoKaiapoi which has about<br />

12,000 people.<br />

‘‘We are the third largest urban area<br />

in the district, but thisarea feelslike<br />

there isn’tacommunity of interestwith<br />

Kaiapoi.<br />

‘‘I know thatcouncillors from<br />

Rangioraand Kaiapoi try to represent<br />

Good<br />

Rise 5:57am<br />

Set 8:29pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

8:41am<br />

9:04pm<br />

Good<br />

Rise 5:56am<br />

Set 8:30pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

Set 2:59am<br />

Set 3:29am<br />

Set 3:53am<br />

Rise 12:52pm<br />

Rise 2:02pm<br />

Rise 3:09pm<br />

Moderate Sturning<br />

SE Moderate S Moderate S<br />

Rise 5:55am<br />

Set 8:31pm<br />

Best 10:09am<br />

Times 10:30pm<br />

Set 4:15am<br />

Rise 4:14pm<br />

Moderate SW<br />

becoming fresh S<br />

Rise 5:54am<br />

Set 8:33pm<br />

Best 10:51am<br />

Times <strong>11</strong>:<strong>11</strong>pm<br />

Set 4:35am<br />

Rise 5:17pm<br />

Fresh SW turning<br />

S<br />

Rise 5:53am<br />

Set 8:34pm<br />

Best <strong>11</strong>:32am<br />

Fair<br />

Times <strong>11</strong>:53pm<br />

Set 4:56am<br />

Rise 6:20pm<br />

Moderate SW<br />

becoming fresh SE<br />

NE 1.1 mturning<br />

SW 0.8 mturning<br />

NE 0.7 m E0.9 m NE 0.8 m E1.4 m<br />

SW<br />

W1.1 m<br />

SE<br />

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9:26am<br />

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Fair<br />

Rob<br />

oby<br />

byn’s Ramb<br />

mbl<br />

bli<br />

ling<br />

ngs<br />

Short circuit needed<br />

Hands up anyone who has tried to get<br />

something sorted with abig utility<br />

company.<br />

Ibet there are heaps of you who have<br />

hung on the end of the phone for ages,<br />

trying to do something as simple as<br />

change aname on abill.<br />

All the while there is some voice<br />

cutting in intermittently saying all the<br />

operators are busy, but you can go to our<br />

website, message us or use WhatsApp.<br />

No, Iwant to speak to aperson, and get<br />

this settled once and for all.<br />

It seems, despite being married to the<br />

same bloke for 45 years, Ican’t add his<br />

name to an account. He has to give the<br />

ok.<br />

He is on our main account, so why<br />

can’t they just take it as read. We are the<br />

same people, living together at the<br />

address both bills go to.<br />

So having finally connected with areal<br />

person, Ithought my frustrations would<br />

soon be over. Nope, Ineeded hubbies<br />

permission.<br />

Well he is never going to hang on until<br />

ahuman is available. He doesn’t text,<br />

message or have the ability on his little<br />

flip top to access the internet.<br />

So Iwent to said company’s website. I<br />

endeavoured to fix the problem by<br />

setting up the account in both our<br />

names.<br />

End result —they closed the account,<br />

sent me abill for afinal reading, and<br />

opened anew account, for anew<br />

us, and we do havegood supportat<br />

events from councillors, but sometimes<br />

thereisn’t agreat dealof<br />

understanding for local issues in this<br />

area.<br />

‘‘They are certainly elected to<br />

represent the whole district, but there<br />

are times you think ‘if you had talked to<br />

us, we could have toldyou’.’’<br />

Whilethe next representation<br />

review is due in six years time,Ms<br />

Powell would likeareviewtobe<br />

completedin2024 after the next<br />

Census, due in 2023, ‘‘because the<br />

population is changing so fast’’.<br />

The only change in representation is<br />

the allocationofmembers for the<br />

Rangiora­AshleyCommunity Board,<br />

wherethereisafive/threesplit at<br />

present. The councilhas approved a<br />

Fair<br />

connection in hubbies name.<br />

Apparently his name was all that was<br />

recorded on the website before Isaw the<br />

error of my ways, and exited.<br />

Great. Itried ringing again to get it<br />

sorted.<br />

It seemed odd he had to ring to agree<br />

to be on the account when my name was<br />

there, but he still had to ring to let me go<br />

on the account when it was in his name.<br />

Go figure.<br />

So Iset about messaging. Igot replies,<br />

but the end result is Ican’t be added to<br />

the account, they can’t tell me where the<br />

bill is being sent for privacy reasons, and<br />

hubby has to contact them to sort it out<br />

by ringing, or via messaging, texting,<br />

WhatsApp, or emailing.<br />

Being arural bloke all he wants is a<br />

phone that rings out, and people can get<br />

hold of him on —nofuss or bother with<br />

things technological.<br />

Iknow where the bill is being sent ­it<br />

goes to my Gmail account and is paid out<br />

of our joint bank account.<br />

Icould go on, but Ihave no doubt you<br />

are now as confused as Iam.<br />

Instead Ihave sent them asigned<br />

letter from hubby requesting Igoonthe<br />

account, and one from myself saying I<br />

agree.<br />

And what did Iget back —an<br />

automated reply which said: ‘‘A faster<br />

way to contact us is to message us via<br />

Facebook messenger or WhatsApp.’’<br />

Igive up!<br />

change to six representing the<br />

Rangiora sub­division, and two in the<br />

largelyrural Ashley sub­division, due<br />

to population changes.<br />

Speaking at last week’s Waimakariri<br />

District Council meeting,CrKirstyn<br />

Barnettstressed the need for<br />

councillors and community board<br />

memberstobeaware of rural voters.<br />

‘‘We can see thatour district is<br />

becoming more urban, but we are periurban<br />

and we stillhave arural sector<br />

and our community boardsneed to be<br />

aware of our rural areas.’’<br />

This structure is expectedtoremain<br />

in place for the 2022 and 2025local<br />

body elections. Residents have until<br />

December 8tomake an objection to the<br />

Local Government Commissionifthey<br />

have any concerns.<br />

0<br />

Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri <strong>11</strong>:00am 2.5 4:39am 0.4 <strong>11</strong>: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:<strong>11</strong>am 2.3 9:23am 0.6 4:00am 2.3 10:13am 0.6<br />

Mouth<br />

<strong>11</strong>:29pm 2.3 5:19pm 0.4<br />

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<br />

Amberley <strong>11</strong>:00am 2.5 4:39am 0.4 <strong>11</strong>: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:<strong>11</strong>am 2.3 9:23am 0.6 4:00am 2.3 10:13am 0.6<br />

Beach<br />

<strong>11</strong>:29pm 2.3 5:19pm 0.4<br />

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<br />

<strong>11</strong>:09am 2.5 4:48am 0.4<br />

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<br />

Motunau <strong>11</strong>: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<br />

<strong>11</strong>:<strong>11</strong>am 2.5 4:50am 0.4<br />

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:<strong>11</strong>am 2.3 10:24am 0.6<br />

Gore Bay <strong>11</strong>: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<br />

<strong>11</strong>:06am 2.0 4:44am 0.3<br />

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<br />

Kaikoura <strong>11</strong>: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<br />

*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.<br />

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Changes to rubbish and recycling<br />

Starting Thursday2December<br />

Kaikōura Township KerbsideRubbishCollection<br />

StartingFriday 3December<br />

Ocean Ridgeand SouthBay Kerbside RubbishCollection<br />

Brandedrubbishbagswill be available to purchase forresidential kerbside<br />

collections -$4per bagfromInnovative Waste Kaikōura, NewWorld<br />

Supermarket,Caltex and Night andDay.<br />

Pleaseensureyou have your brandedbagsout by 8am. Collectionswill take<br />

place fortnightly.<br />

Onceyou have purchased abrandedrubbishbag you will beabletoleavethem<br />

at the kerbside (township, South Bay andOcean Ridge) or take themintoIWK<br />

directlyfor no extra charge.<br />

You can still use paperbags, unbranded black rubbishbags etc andbring them<br />

intoIWK fora$4.50charge.<br />

Recycling Changes- -StartingDecember<br />

Kerbside recyclingcollections for Kaikōura township, OceanRidge and South<br />

Baywill changetofortnightly using yourgreen recycling crates as per current<br />

requirements.<br />

Thursday9th -Township.. Friday 10th -Ocean Ridge and South Bay<br />

Kerbside recyclingcollections -Hapuku, Oaro, GooseBay andPeketahave<br />

ceased.<br />

Rural recyclingstations at Suburban andPeketahave been removed.<br />

The decisiontoremove recycling stations andceasethe collections (listedabove)<br />

have come about duetothe increasedcostassociated withproviding all kerbside<br />

recycling collection and recyclingstationsfor rural areasand continued abuse of the<br />

rural recyclingstations.<br />

Theprevious cost tomaintain these services (rural recyclingrate)<br />

are notincludedinyour ratesnow (as of July 1st,<strong>2021</strong>).<br />

Council <strong>News</strong> -InBrief<br />

LEDStreetlight Upgrade<br />

TheCouncil willsooncomplete astaged replacement of<br />

the streetlightnetworkwithinthe Kaikōura township.<br />

Work is now commencing at SouthBay, followed by the<br />

Esplanade and AvocaSt.<br />

As partofthe upgrade, aCentral Management System<br />

(CMS)has also beeninstalled,enablingthe lightstobe<br />

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Earlier this month the Council was abletouse theCMS<br />

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HuttonShearwater(T̳ītī)landing on theroad duetofoggy<br />

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Local Roads -Work Notice<br />

WHERE -Section of Postman's Road,from #146 west to<br />

Mt Fyffe Road.<br />

WHAT -Downer arereplacing culverts to improve<br />

drainage, overlaying and sealingthe road.<br />

WHEN-MondaytoFriday 6.30am to 6.30pm. 8<br />

<strong>November</strong> until 5December.<br />

The road will be closedduring construction butresidents<br />

willstill have access. Sorryfolks but this is goingtobe<br />

noisy work,there willbeheavyvehicles enteringand<br />

exiting thesite.. Thismay take longer if conditionsare not<br />

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understandingwhile this work is taking place.<br />

Protecting ourspecial coast<br />

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The centre includes a25m x12m lap pool, a6m x10m multi-use learnto<br />

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apicnic/BBQ area.<br />

TheKaikōura AquaticCentre is located up off Wa Kaukau Terrace,<br />

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Sunday 14 <strong>November</strong><br />

5.30am -Blessing with TeRūnanga oKaikōura<br />

<strong>11</strong>.30am -Official Opening<br />

12:30pm until 4:30pm -Free entry for everyone!!<br />

It looks like we will still be at Level 2soplease make<br />

sure thatyou keep 2metres apart from others.<br />

We may need to restrict numberstohelp with<br />

physical distancing, please be patient if we need to<br />

do this.<br />

Wash or sanitise your hands after using shared<br />

equipment, andencourage tamariki (children) to do<br />

the same.<br />

TheKaikōura Aquatic Centre will be openfor the <strong>2021</strong>/2022 summer<br />

season, see youthere. Hours below may change depending on usage.<br />

Weekdays duringSchoolTerm: 6.30am-9.00am,3.00pm –7.00pm<br />

Weekends andHolidays:6.30am –7.30pm<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

IN BRIEF<br />

9<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Crayfest Kaikoura is creating abuzz of<br />

excitement in the seaside townand<br />

proving apopular attractionfor locals and<br />

visitors.<br />

‘‘Forty per cent of the peopleattending<br />

the festival travelled to do so,’’ saysone<br />

Crayfest Kaikoura organiser,Melinda<br />

Skinner.<br />

She hopesthe figure will increasethis<br />

weekend with people taking advantage of<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Anniversary Day tomorrow, to<br />

travelnorth for the festival.<br />

More than 30 Kaikoura hospitality and<br />

activity businesses are taking part in the<br />

16­dayfestival whichbegan on Friday,<br />

October 29 and endsonSunday.<br />

The festival is acelebration of crayfish,<br />

Kaikoura’s most famous kaimoana, and<br />

the Maori meaningofKaikoura —‘‘to eat<br />

crayfish’’.<br />

It is difficulttosay how many crayfish<br />

havebeen eaten to date, Melinda says, but<br />

one of the key aims of Crayfest was to<br />

promotesustainability of the delicacy.<br />

‘‘Ithas been excitingtosee how many<br />

different waysitcan be used. Thereis<br />

something to suitall budgets and<br />

tastebuds.’’ Dishesinclude barbecue<br />

crayfish, crayfish sliderand bisqueplatter,<br />

grilled crayfish chowder, crayfish<br />

dumplings, and crayfish ravioli.<br />

Flavour sensation ... The Slam Club<br />

restaurant’s Austrian­born chef Philipp<br />

Valentin, showcasing one of his crayfish<br />

creations.<br />

PHOTO: FIONA FARQUHAR<br />

Transparency in funding needed<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Waka Kotahi/ the New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency (NZTA)needs amore transparent<br />

funding model,Waimakariri Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon says.<br />

Mr Gordon was commenting as his<br />

council grapples with afundingshortfall<br />

from the latest NationalLandTransport<br />

Plan funding round, which leavesseveral<br />

localroadingprojects in doubt.<br />

Mr Gordon would like to see afunding<br />

modelfrom NZTA which gives councils<br />

more certainty.Hewas particularly<br />

disappointed the council’swalking and<br />

cycling initiatives missedout,given the<br />

agency’s focusonalternativetransport.<br />

NZTA committed justhalf of its share (of<br />

51 percent) of the council’s proposed $13.2<br />

million minorsafetyimprovements budget<br />

and left a$1.25million shortfall on the<br />

roadingmaintenance budget. At last<br />

week’s council meeting, roading and<br />

transportmanager JoanneMcBride said<br />

NZTA’s funding shortfall was due in part<br />

to areductioninpetroltax, its main source<br />

of funding, due to lessvehicle usage<br />

following Covid­19 restrictions.Staff<br />

recommended collectinganextra$1<br />

millionfrom nextyear’s ratesbill to meet<br />

some of the shortfall.<br />

Councillors will holdaworkshop to<br />

discussthe various options, ahead of next<br />

year’s annual plan deliberations. The<br />

minorsafety improvements budget funds<br />

low cost projects suchasintersection<br />

improvements, roadside hazards, school<br />

safety projects and minor lighting<br />

upgrades. Mr Gordon and Woodend­Sefton<br />

Community Board chairperson Shona<br />

Powell were due to meet with NZTA chief<br />

executive Nicole Rosie yesterday<br />

(<strong>November</strong> 10) with the absence of funding<br />

for promised Woodend safety<br />

improvements high on the agenda.<br />

Kaikoura District Council chief<br />

executive Will Doughty says there is<br />

expectedtobeanational conversation<br />

earlynext year around NZTA’sfunding<br />

modeland how its priorities can be better<br />

aligned with councils.<br />

He says the fundingmodelcouldwork<br />

wellbut it’s about‘‘making sure we’re all<br />

moving in the right direction’’.The shift to<br />

other transport modes suchaswalking,<br />

cycling, publictransport and electriccars,<br />

meant arethinkmight be neededaround<br />

petrol tax beingthe primary funding<br />

source.<br />

The council wasinitially left witha30%<br />

funding shortfall in its roading plan, but<br />

has since received a$500,000boostfrom<br />

central government, Mr Doughty says.<br />

Book winner<br />

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hasbeen wonbyHelenBalneaves­McGill,<br />

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Thank you to everyone whoenteredthe<br />

competiton.<br />

Correction<br />

It was incorrectlystated on page4in the<br />

<strong>November</strong> 4edition of <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

<strong>News</strong> thatEnvironment <strong>Canterbury</strong>'s<br />

independent hearing commissioners have<br />

considered the Overseer Review'sfindings<br />

as part of their Plan Change 7<br />

deliberations.<br />

Thecommissioners were notableto<br />

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submittersdidn’t haveachance to present<br />

evidence or answerquestions on it.<br />

Balcairn Hall<br />

TheAndrew London Duopresent their<br />

‘‘Back toWorkTour’’ at theBalcairn Hall<br />

on Saturday,<strong>November</strong>20at7.30pm.<br />

Special guests includeFionaPears and<br />

ConnorHartley­Hall.<br />

Tobook go to balcairnhall.comoremail<br />

balcairnhall@gmail.com.Tickets are<br />

limited. Acancellation policyapplies.<br />

Rangiora AirCadets<br />

No 88(Rangiora)Squadron AirTraining<br />

Corps willbe5th anniversary celebration<br />

on Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 28, from1.15pmin<br />

frontoftheWaimakaririDistrictCouncil<br />

buildingonHighStreet,Rangiora.<br />

WaimakaririMayorDan Gordon will<br />

presentthe Squadronwith aCharter to the<br />

Districtand thesquadron will become<br />

known as No 88(DistrictofWaimakariri)<br />

Squadron AirTraining Corps.<br />

Omihi CollieClub<br />

TheOmihi Collie Club’scentennial<br />

dinner, postponed lastyear duetoCovid­<br />

19 restrictions,isbeingheldatthe Omihi<br />

Hall,on<strong>November</strong> 20,from 6pm. Anyone<br />

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LOCAL BUSINESS GETS ASURPRISE “BUYER SCORE” AWARD<br />

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

time for the Top3Rated Dealership in <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

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

genuine feedback direct from verified customers and display results on www.buyerscore.co.nz .<br />

Many car dealers /workshop owners might say they provide<br />

the best customer experience or say they offerexceptional<br />

value for money,but do they really?<br />

Ibelieve Cactus Cars does as they’ve achieved an incredible<br />

97% customer approval rating &anoverall 4.82 star rating<br />

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

abuyer score award. Ifeel Cactus Carsisabit of ahidden<br />

geminKaiapoi &inmyopinion, well worthavisit.<br />

Paul Burbidge of Cactus Cars says<br />

his business modelisabitdifferent<br />

to other car dealers. It’s not good<br />

or bad, just different. Paul said<br />

they mainly purchase damaged<br />

vehicle’s and breathe life back into<br />

them via the workshop & panel<br />

shop asthis keeps the overall sale<br />

price ofthe vehicles affordable for<br />

their customers.<br />

Some vehicles might need areplacement engine or transmission and other might<br />

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

vehicles,just cars requiring some mechanical or panel &paintTLC.<br />

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

WOF from an independent MTA assured workshop, 12 month registration, 12<br />

month full mechanical brake down insurance, serviced, groomed and afull tank<br />

of gas and Paul says he guarantees every vehicle he sells and every job they do<br />

in the workshop.<br />

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

where they can. And both believe, when people need your help, then you help<br />

where you can “No questions, No Judgement” offering second chance finance<br />

option for the car sales &Afterpay and Genoapay account payment option for the<br />

workshop.<br />

About two years ago<br />

Paul &Deb answered<br />

aneed in Kaiapoifor amore affordableautomotiverepair service and purpose built<br />

anew workshop next to their car sales yard. The New workshop has aqualified<br />

team, all the latest equipment and diagnostic gear to provide WOF repairs &a<br />

full mechanical repair service for Kaiapoi with truly affordable charges asPaul<br />

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

too expensive for many people. Leaving some people with no choice but to drive<br />

unsafe or un-warranted cars and is just not right!<br />

Cactus Cars now has many customer making the shorttrip out from Christchurch<br />

for more affordable WOF repairs and vehicle maintenance &the while you wait<br />

service and the many courtesy cars available makes the service even more<br />

convenient.<br />

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

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

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

sometimes for half the cost of other workshops.<br />

165 Williams Street,<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

Ph Paul 03 327 2961<br />

027 586 7570<br />

www.cactuscars.co.nz<br />

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<br />

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.<br />

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Moneyisbeing spentonlivestock, as the<br />

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afterthe recent drought.<br />

Strong prices for mutton haveseen<br />

several big pay days at saleyards around<br />

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Shoreatasale at Coalgate lastmonth.<br />

Aline up of store cattle fromLees Valley<br />

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Hazlett generalmanager Ed Marfellsays<br />

Mr Shore’s wethers were‘‘pretty<br />

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‘‘People get lost in it abit and ask ‘how<br />

can you pay that much?’<br />

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He says the price of new season lambs is<br />

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The lamb schedulestartedthe seasonat<br />

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‘‘There is globaldemand for protein at<br />

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the United States, China and all over the<br />

world, really,’’ Mr Marfellsays.<br />

‘‘Therecent rainhas helpedand feed<br />

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recent weeks, topped by asale of $432 at<br />

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‘‘A lot of the hoggetssold throughthe<br />

market are getting well in excessof$200<br />

and $300,it’s exceptional.<br />

‘‘It’s been driven by the demandfor<br />

protein,but sheep numbers have been<br />

decliningwith land use changesand<br />

coming offthe drought, so there’s more<br />

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He says the mutton schedule has been<br />

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On­farm ram sales are getting underway<br />

thisweek and continuinginto the new year,<br />

withthe <strong>Canterbury</strong> A&P Association Elite<br />

Ram and Ewe Fair beingheld on<br />

<strong>November</strong>26.<br />

‘‘Expectations willbereasonably good,’’<br />

Mr Eddington says. ‘‘What they are getting<br />

for stock is prettygood, so we are hoping it<br />

willcontinue into the ram fairs.<br />

‘‘There’s some goodrams out there, so it’s<br />

justashame farmers haven’t been ableto<br />

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Ram sales are being held around the<br />

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farmers plan ahead to the mating season.<br />

Senior biosecurity adviser Will<br />

Halliday says ram preparation is<br />

important for good mating performance<br />

and sperm production, which begins<br />

eight weeks before mating.<br />

‘‘Testes must remain cool for best<br />

sperm production and survival and this is<br />

important eight weeks prior to mating as<br />

well as during the mating period.’’<br />

He says ideally, rams should be<br />

checked eight to 10 weeks before mating<br />

for general soundness, genital problems<br />

such as epididymitis, scrotal mange or<br />

pizzle rot, and feet problems.<br />

‘‘Discovering lame or unwell rams the<br />

day before they’re meant to go out could<br />

have asignificant impact on their mating<br />

performance and next spring’s lamb<br />

crop.<br />

‘‘A quick health check now leaves time<br />

for any veterinary treatments that might<br />

be required and will ensure the rams are<br />

fit and healthy at this critical time of the<br />

year.’’<br />

Mr Halliday recommends giving rams a<br />

quarantine drench seven to 14 days<br />

before mixing them with the ewes.<br />

As with all stock, rams should be<br />

quarantine drenched upon arrival to the<br />

property.<br />

Shearing rams within eight weeks of<br />

mating should also be avoided.<br />

He advises buying rams from<br />

brucellosis accredited ram breeding<br />

flocks.<br />

Good testicle size, or scrotal<br />

circumference of 30cm or greater, is<br />

important for high­quality sperm and<br />

semen production.<br />

For ram breeders, semen quality can<br />

be tested using electro­ejaculation or an<br />

artificial vagina followed by inspection<br />

for sperm density and motility.<br />

Serving capacity or libido of rams can<br />

be tested in pens with ewes in oestrus.<br />

Vasectomised rams can be used for the<br />

stimulation of hoggets or ewes to cycle<br />

Mating ... Preparing rams for mating is<br />

essential for getting the best results. PHOTO: FILE<br />

earlier, for identifying ewes in oestrus<br />

for artificial insemination and for<br />

identifying non­pregnant ewes after<br />

mating.<br />

Synchronisation can be used to get<br />

ewes ovulating simultaneously by using<br />

hormones or rams.<br />

Rams introduced early in the breeding<br />

season, either vasectomised or entire,<br />

will stimulate ewes to be more receptive<br />

to rams 18 to 21 days later.<br />

Vasectomised rams should be put out<br />

with the ewes 17 days ahead of the<br />

planned start of mating for at least 10<br />

days.<br />

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ANIMALS BIG &SMALL<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>11</strong><br />

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Entries for NewZealand’s first virtual<br />

cattle competition have exceeded<br />

expectations.<br />

The competitionwhich replacesthe New<br />

Zealand Agricultural Show’s beef cattle<br />

section,has attracted more than 60 entries<br />

from 16 exhibitors, says organiser Andrew<br />

Stokes, of Oxford.<br />

‘‘It was driventotry to keep our<br />

Southlandexhibitorsengaged and it’s<br />

grownfrom there,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘With the HawkesBay Royal Showalso<br />

beingcancelled, it’s given <strong>North</strong> Island<br />

breedersachancetoshow their cattle, so<br />

we’regettingexhibitors from <strong>North</strong>land to<br />

Southland.<br />

‘‘People put alot of time and effortto<br />

prepare their animalsfor shows,sothis<br />

givesthem an opportunity to show their<br />

cattle in adifferentway.’’<br />

The regular cattle competition at<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> AgriculturalPark tends to<br />

attract around<strong>11</strong>breeders,hesays.<br />

The onlinecompetitionhas attracted<br />

Belgium Blue and Highland cattle fromthe<br />

Aucklandand <strong>North</strong>landregions, breeds<br />

not seenatthe Christchurch show for a<br />

number of years.<br />

Red Pollcattle from <strong>Canterbury</strong> are also<br />

beingshown forthe first time in years,Mr<br />

Stokes says.<br />

Whileentries haveclosed, exhibitors<br />

have untiltomorrow (<strong>November</strong> 12) to send<br />

threephotos and ashort videoclip of their<br />

animal being paraded, as if it is being<br />

judged.<br />

The entries will thenbejudgedonthe<br />

computerscreen in their individual breed<br />

classes.<br />

The breed winners will then be judged by<br />

BanksPeninsula cattle breeders Brent and<br />

Anna Fisher to choose the inter­breed<br />

winners.<br />

The Fishers recently judged avirtual<br />

competition for the United Kingdom<br />

Hereford Cattle Society, so have some<br />

experience, Mr Stokessays.<br />

Results willbeannounced on <strong>November</strong><br />

26.<br />

Mr Stokes says the cattle committee is<br />

now looking at having an annual cattle<br />

competition online, separate from the New<br />

Zealand AgriculturalShowinthe spring.<br />

‘‘We are looking to run anew autumn<br />

competition which would be virtual and we<br />

are looking at havingunled cattle classesto<br />

attract new exhibitors.<br />

‘‘We’re not too sure wherethis will end,<br />

as there’s no reason why it couldn’tbecome<br />

an international competition with<br />

Australian cattlestuds competing.’’<br />

Mr Stokes says it is atributetothe efforts<br />

of <strong>Canterbury</strong> A&P Association staff that<br />

different sections have been able to pull off<br />

competitions in ashort timeframe since the<br />

New Zealand Agricultural Show was<br />

cancelled.<br />

‘‘It’s allnew to them,because all the<br />

events are runningdifferently and they<br />

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Gose, Hazy Pale Ale and New England<br />

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‘‘Its atestament to the hard work that<br />

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this.’’<br />

Despite this year’s success as well as<br />

numerous pastwins at the NZ Brewers<br />

Guild Awards and the Australian<br />

International Beer Awards, Oscar says<br />

the business is still aiming to improve.<br />

‘‘To pickupmedals acrossfour<br />

different categories gives us alot of<br />

confidence moving forward.<br />

These awardshave shown us that,<br />

while thereisimprovement yet to come,<br />

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styleswebrew.<br />

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at various Beer Awards.<br />

‘‘Similarly,this is our thirdsuccessive<br />

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were hoping to step it up to agold in<br />

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Brew MoonBrewing Company is a<br />

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Due to Covid­19 restrictions, this<br />

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awardsceremonies.<br />

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extensive range of sausages, mince, steak,<br />

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and beverage producers in <strong>North</strong><br />

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Festival gives economic boost<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The Hurunui GardenFestivalhas<br />

provided an economic boost for the<br />

district.<br />

Many retailers, restaurants,<br />

wineries, hotels and accommodation<br />

providers experienced abusy time<br />

duringthe annualeventwhich was<br />

held over fourdays last month from<br />

Thursday October 28 to Sunday<br />

October 31.<br />

The Hurunui GardenFestival<br />

committee chairperson, Gary<br />

Mitchell,said amassivecrowd<br />

attended the four­dayeventwhich<br />

encompassed all of Hurunui.<br />

‘‘The festival is not justabout<br />

gardens, it incorporates everyone.<br />

The accommodation was bookedout,<br />

cafes,restaurants, wineries and<br />

retailers were busywith shoppers.<br />

The festival is helping everyone else<br />

out in Hurunui too.’’<br />

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and<br />

Spa manager Graeme Abbot said it was<br />

avery busy long weekend throughout<br />

the regionand in Hanmer Springsthe<br />

Thursday,Fridayand Saturday nights<br />

of the festival werebusy in the<br />

village.’’<br />

The HanmerSprings Fete,on<br />

October 28, alsoadded to crowd<br />

numbers in the village.<br />

‘‘The fabulous thing about the<br />

festival is that it is atrue Hurunuiwide<br />

event andwith the Marlborough<br />

Garden Festival so close to the event it<br />

has the potentialtobecome an<br />

internationaltourist attraction.’’<br />

Pen Naish,ofBlackEstate Wines,in<br />

Waipara, said they had alot of visitors<br />

to the winery and restaurant earlyin<br />

the day on their way to thegardens.<br />

‘‘It was great to see the event so well<br />

supported from domestic tourists,<br />

including from the <strong>North</strong> Island.’’<br />

Creating tranquility ... Peaceful, asculpture imported from Vietnam at the Waipara<br />

Downs, Karetu Downs Farmstay, owned by Karen and Bruce Forrester, which was part of<br />

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PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Occupied ... Abirdbath in the garden at<br />

Karetu Downs Farmstay.<br />

Garden visitor ... Alarge rabbit sculpture<br />

on the lawn at Karetu Downs Farmstay.<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

15<br />

Young writer<br />

competition<br />

Covid­19 halted The Great Hurunui<br />

Primary School Writing competitionlast<br />

year,but this year organisers forged<br />

aheadand made it happen.<br />

Therewere disruptions and delays to<br />

the timeline withlockdown,but the<br />

competition attracted alarge number of<br />

entries.<br />

The only casualty was the official<br />

prizegiving event.<br />

The event,the brain­child of the<br />

Waikari Schooltogiveprimary children<br />

of the Hurunui district aplatform to<br />

express their creative flair in writing,<br />

and to havetheirtalents recognised,<br />

beganin2018. Judges Anita Todd, Bernie<br />

Hines, RachaelMcLeodand Laetitia,<br />

were impressed with the literary skillsof<br />

the competitorsinthis year’s<br />

competition, which was supportedbyDix<br />

Engineering, Waikari AutoRepairsand<br />

Arthur Burke Ltd.<br />

Results were:<br />

Year 1­2:Eli Dillon, Emergencyin<br />

Space, Broomfield, 1; Aaliya Cameron,<br />

Blasting to Space,Hanmer Springs, 2;<br />

Scarlet Edgen, The Bright Red Ball,<br />

Broomfield, 3.<br />

Year 3­4:Jens Grove,MySpace<br />

Adventure, HurunuiCollege, 1; Patrick<br />

Frame, The Fight on Alien World,<br />

Hurunui, 2; Pippa Long, Rocket Disaster,<br />

HS, 3.<br />

Year 5­6:Macy Finlayson,The Bomb,<br />

Omihi, 1; Gemma Costello,The Comic<br />

Catastrophe, Hurunui, 2; Lexi­Godfrey<br />

Grant, Evil Amethyst, AmuriArea, 3.<br />

Year 7­8:Toby Gibson, The Jewel of<br />

Alaska, Broomfield, 1; ConnorEarl,<br />

Something FeelsFishy, Hurunui, 2;<br />

Claudia Colenso, The Guardian,<br />

Broomfield, and Daisy Kay, HowWhetu<br />

Savedthe World, Omihi, equal 3.


NEWS<br />

16 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Southbrook planning<br />

Anew set of traffic lights is expected to<br />

be installed on Southbrook Road next<br />

year.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council is<br />

proposing to install traffic lights at the<br />

intersection of Southbrook Road and<br />

Torlesse /Coronation Streets.<br />

The project is one several initiatives<br />

to improve road safety and funding has<br />

been secured from Waka Kotahi New<br />

Zealand Transport Agency.<br />

Southbrook Road is Rangiora’s<br />

busiest road, with around 26,000<br />

vehicles movements every day.<br />

‘‘The community has told us they are<br />

frustrated by congestion and are<br />

concerned about the safety of people<br />

using this road, especially children<br />

who walk, cycle and cross the road to<br />

get to school,’’ Mayor Dan Gordon says.<br />

‘‘This project will address safety<br />

issues in the short term, while we look<br />

at longer term fixes for traffic flow<br />

around Rangiora.’’<br />

The traffic lights will replace the<br />

existing kea crossing.<br />

It will create asafe place for<br />

children to cross the road, make it<br />

easier for traffic to safely enter and<br />

exit Southbrook Road and create<br />

breaks in the traffic.<br />

The plan is to co­ordinate this<br />

intersection with the lights at South<br />

Belt and Pak’n Save to ensure traffic<br />

flow continues smoothly, Mr Gordon<br />

says.<br />

Changes are also proposed to<br />

Denchs Road and Marshall Street,<br />

including making sections of the roads<br />

one­way to reduce congestion.<br />

Residents in nearby Buckleys Road<br />

have approached the council with<br />

concerns about ‘rat­running’, speed<br />

and other issues in the street.<br />

Staff are mindful the traffic lights<br />

Traffic improvements ... The<br />

Waimakariri District Council is continuing<br />

to work on improvements for Southbrook.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

may change the traffic flow on this<br />

road and will be discussing methods to<br />

mitigate the impact with residents, Mr<br />

Gordon says.<br />

The council will be consulting with<br />

affected residents and businesses this<br />

month.<br />

Aworking party of Mr Gordon, Cr<br />

Paul Williams, Rangiora­Ashley<br />

Community Board chairperson Jim<br />

Gerard and council staff has been<br />

formed to develop along term strategy.<br />

They will consider traffic flow,<br />

traffic safety, pedestrian safety, access<br />

to businesses and residents, public<br />

transport, cycling facilities and a<br />

potential eastern link road.<br />

Parking woes addressed<br />

Residents are being asked to give<br />

feedback on the Waimakariri District<br />

Council’s draft District Parking Strategy,<br />

which was released last week.<br />

The council estimates that the<br />

Rangiora town centre may require up to<br />

800 additional car parks by 2048.<br />

The strategy follows an informal<br />

parking survey completed earlier this<br />

year, which identified parking<br />

challenges from the community’s<br />

perspective.<br />

The survey of 40 respondents<br />

identified that undersupply of carparks,<br />

traffic flow /congestion on the main<br />

streets in the town centres and limited<br />

town centre parking for all day workers<br />

were the biggest issues in the main town<br />

centres.<br />

Business and centres advisor Vanessa<br />

Thompson says while the draft does not<br />

get into the detailed planning about<br />

where and how parking will be provided,<br />

it will provide astrategic direction for<br />

parking management in the district.<br />

‘‘It aims to strike ahealthy balance<br />

between arange of issues such as our<br />

growing population, community<br />

expectations, transport emission targets,<br />

alternative transport modes and costs to<br />

the ratepayer,’’ Ms Thompson says.<br />

The strategy contains 18 policies which<br />

cover different aspects of parking<br />

including the supply of new parks,<br />

parking enforcement, priced parking and<br />

signage.<br />

Residents can view the full document<br />

and have their say at waimakariri.govt.<br />

nz/letstalk/. Submissions close on Sunday<br />

(<strong>November</strong> 14).Car parking time limits in<br />

Kaiapoi’s town centre to support local<br />

businesses.<br />

The Kaiapoi­Tuahiwi Community<br />

Board has accepted recommendations<br />

from Abley’s Consultations and has<br />

approved Waimakariri District Council<br />

to consult with local businesses to<br />

consider changes to parking in the<br />

Parking ... The Waimakariri District Council<br />

predicts the Rangiora town centre may need<br />

an extra 800 car parks by 2048.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

Kaiapoi town centre.<br />

The council commissioned Abley’s<br />

Consultants to review parking<br />

restrictions in the town centre and and<br />

community board accepted eight of the<br />

report’s recommendations at last<br />

month’s meeting.<br />

Board chairperson Jackie Watson says<br />

good parking is vital to supporting the<br />

local economy.<br />

‘‘We can assist our local businesses by<br />

making it as easy as possible for their<br />

customers to find aparking spot.<br />

‘‘Appropriate time restrictions and<br />

good parking signage goes along way<br />

towards making that happen.’’<br />

The proposal includes reducing time<br />

limits to P60 along the busiest sections of<br />

William Street, installing aP15 space<br />

outside of the Red &Black Dairy and<br />

increasing parking enforcement in the<br />

town centre.<br />

Council staff will report back to the<br />

community board with the results of the<br />

consultation.<br />

Keen to kōrero?<br />

Come to your local Community<br />

Conversationspring serieshui<br />

Bring your comments, questions or concerns, and hear the latest updates<br />

on keyprojects and work coming up.<br />

We’ll have information on Essential Freshwater,MeUru Rakau, BraidedRiver<br />

Revival, biosecurity,engagement opportunities and more.<br />

Spring along to an eventnear you:<br />

Hurunui Waiau | Monday 15 <strong>November</strong> at 6.30 –8pm, Amuri GolfClub,Waiau<br />

Kaikōura | Tuesday16<strong>November</strong> at 6.30 –8pm, Donegal House<br />

Waimakariri | Wednesday 17 <strong>November</strong> at 6.30 –8pm, Fernside CommunityHall<br />

Hanmer<br />

Springs<br />

Amberley<br />

Christchurch<br />

Cheviot<br />

Waimakariri<br />

Kaiko Kaikō - ura<br />

Tuesday16<strong>November</strong><br />

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Monday15<strong>November</strong><br />

Wednesday17<strong>November</strong><br />

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Boost for braided rivers<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

17<br />

The AshleyRakahuriRiver has been<br />

receivingsome extra loving care lately.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan) has<br />

turned its attention to braided rivers<br />

following the May 31 flood and thanks to<br />

Covid­19 recovery funding, the Ashley<br />

Riverone of the first to receivesome<br />

attention.<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> zone manager Andrew<br />

Arps updated the Waimakariri Zone<br />

Committee last week on the work which<br />

includes vegetation clearancebetween the<br />

OkukuRiverand Ashley gorge.<br />

The clearance of astripof‘‘woody<br />

weeds’’,willows and brush, along the<br />

middle reachesofthe Ashley River will<br />

allowthe rivertore­establish ‘‘a more<br />

dynamic braiding pattern’’, he says.<br />

The braidsprovide ‘‘a greatervariety of<br />

in­river habitats(riffles, runs,pools) and a<br />

greater area of habitat for production of<br />

birdsand fish, and their food sources(such<br />

as macroinvertebrates and algae)’’.<br />

Mr Arpssays having amore open<br />

riverbedarea will help the creation of<br />

islands to allow for predatorfree ‘‘nesting,<br />

fledging and growth habitats’’.<br />

‘‘It may also encourage further gravel<br />

and sand movement through the river<br />

system due to the reduced vegetative<br />

armouringofthe bed.<br />

‘‘This may replenish gravel loadto<br />

downstream reaches and may reduce<br />

excessive deposition of sandand other fine<br />

sediments in lowerriverreaches.’’<br />

Further work is planned to improve river<br />

geomorphicstructureand diversity of<br />

aquatic habitats.<br />

Braided rivers havelong been an integral<br />

part of <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s landscapeand have<br />

culturalsignificance to Ngai Tahu,MrArps<br />

says.<br />

‘‘Naturally these rivers wanttowander,<br />

but we place restrictions on themthrough<br />

development so theyare under pressure.<br />

Andrew Arps<br />

summer<br />

s<br />

mer<br />

‘‘Birds like to nest on islands as anatural<br />

barrier to predators, but if thoseislands<br />

can’tbecreated it can leave them<br />

exposed.’’<br />

With climatechange on the horizon,<br />

thereisanurgency to be proactive in<br />

managing ‘‘these taonga /treasures’’, Mr<br />

Arps says.<br />

Ashley Gorge Station owner and former<br />

ECan councillor Robert Johnston<br />

expressed concernstothe zone committee<br />

about alack of floodprotection work in the<br />

upper reaches of the Ashley River.<br />

Unlike the lowerAshley River,there is<br />

no river ratingsystem for the Ashley Gorge<br />

or Okuku River and he would likeECanto<br />

initiate aconversation withthe<br />

Waimakariri District Council andthe wider<br />

community.<br />

Mr Johnston says his property has lost 4­5<br />

hectares of lowerterraces and 2ha of high<br />

terraceinthe last threedecades due to<br />

flooding.<br />

In March this year he spent $80,000on<br />

floodprotection works, with the help of an<br />

ECan river engineer.<br />

‘‘Without this investment we couldhave<br />

lostanother 4­5ha of lowerterraceinthe<br />

recent flood.’’<br />

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Zone committees ‘refresh’<br />

Two <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> zone<br />

committees have recently<br />

completed a‘‘refresh’’.<br />

Rangiora vet Martha Jolly has<br />

been appointed to the<br />

Waimakariri Zone Committee,<br />

while dairy farmer Desiree<br />

Bolton has joined the Kaikoura<br />

Zone Committee.<br />

Ms Jolly has more than 20 years<br />

of experience in clinical<br />

veterinary practice and is<br />

studying for amaster’s degree in<br />

water resource management.<br />

‘‘My relationship with water<br />

comes from my deep love of the<br />

outdoors, including kayaking,<br />

trail running and tramping,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

‘‘In 2009 Icompeted in the<br />

Coast­to­Coast race and spent a<br />

lot of time on and around the<br />

Waimakariri River.<br />

‘‘I think that was the spark I<br />

needed to become interested in<br />

the region’s water policies.’’<br />

She has experience as a<br />

volunteer assistant at the Styx<br />

Living Laboratory Trust, a<br />

volunteer educator at Vets for<br />

Compassion, avolunteer clinician<br />

at the SPCA and is amember of<br />

Forest and Bird.<br />

Her understanding of local<br />

water ways has grown since<br />

beginning her master’s degree a<br />

year ago.<br />

‘‘I am interested in the<br />

collaborative processes for<br />

sustainable resource allocation,<br />

biodiversity offsetting and the<br />

translation of science for the<br />

community,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘I am very passionate about the<br />

sustainable use, preservation,<br />

and protection of the water ways<br />

for current and future<br />

Martha Jolly<br />

generations.’’<br />

The refresh also saw<br />

chairperson Michael Blackwell<br />

reappointed to the Waimakariri<br />

Zone Committee.<br />

Ms Bolton has lived in the area<br />

for almost 10 years and farms with<br />

her husband Tom Bolton.<br />

She has made use of her<br />

background in environmental<br />

management to assist in<br />

improving water ways on the<br />

farm.<br />

Ms Bolton was part of the<br />

governance group for the<br />

Kaikoura Plains Recovery<br />

Project, athree­year Ministry of<br />

Primary Industries funded<br />

project.<br />

The project looked at the effects<br />

of the 2016 earthquakes on the<br />

Kaikoura plains through<br />

engagement with local<br />

landowners.<br />

Desiree Bolton<br />

Chairperson Ted Howard and<br />

fellow members John Murray and<br />

Robby Roche were also<br />

reappointed to the Kaikoura Zone<br />

Committee<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> is<br />

hosting three spring community<br />

conversation hui in <strong>North</strong><br />

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The community conversation<br />

series aims to improve ECan’s<br />

understanding of the needs of<br />

local communities.<br />

Dates and venues:<br />

Hurunui­Waiau Zone ­Monday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 15, from 6.30pm to<br />

8pm, Amuri Golf Club.<br />

Kaikoura Zone ­Tuesday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 16, from 6.30pm to<br />

8pm, Donegal House, Kaikoura.<br />

Waimakariri Zone ­Wednesday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 17, from 6.30pm to<br />

8pm, Fernside Hall.<br />

Email events@ecan.govt.nz.<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Rangiora images<br />

From flood events to stately<br />

homes, Rangiora Museum’s<br />

2022 calendar offers a<br />

selection of photographs<br />

from the museum’s vast<br />

collection.<br />

The Rangiora and Districts<br />

Early RecordsSociety has<br />

once again produced a<br />

calendar showcasing images<br />

of buildings from the town’s<br />

past.<br />

‘‘We have chosen photos<br />

from Rangiora’s past which<br />

will bring back some<br />

memories for people,’’<br />

committee member Ann Jelfs<br />

says.<br />

She says the museum has<br />

had abusy year with a<br />

growing interest in family<br />

history research, as Covid­19<br />

means people have more<br />

spare time.<br />

‘‘There’s lots of people<br />

doing research and most of<br />

our enquiries come through<br />

the website.’’<br />

The calendar contains 13<br />

pictures in all, beginning<br />

with acolour photo of the<br />

Rangiora Museum building<br />

on the cover.<br />

The Rangiora Museum in<br />

Good Street is housed in<br />

what was once the upper<br />

storey of the 1881 Bank of<br />

New Zealand building in<br />

High Street and wasthe bank<br />

manager’s living quarters.<br />

It was cut into four sections<br />

and transportedtoits<br />

present site.<br />

January features the<br />

interior of the hardware<br />

department of the former<br />

19<br />

New Zealand Farmers Co­op<br />

store, whilean1880 image of<br />

the Rangiora Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade, with the Kaiapoi<br />

Steamer testingRangiora<br />

water wells, features for<br />

February.<br />

Flooding photosfeature in<br />

March and July, showing<br />

High Street in flood from the<br />

1953 Ashley River flood and<br />

damage to the AshleyRiver<br />

railway bridge from the 1902<br />

flood.<br />

April’s sceneisofVictoria<br />

Park, Bell Tower,the<br />

Rangiora Fire Station and<br />

the Rangiora Borough<br />

Council Chambers in<br />

Percival Street, while May<br />

features Lord and Lady<br />

Plunket with aMaori escort<br />

at Tuahiwi in 1905.<br />

ABrackenfield Hunt<br />

gathering at Edward<br />

Mulcock’s Peveral Place in<br />

Flaxton, which was built in<br />

the 1870s, while Waihi, the<br />

residence of WNicholls and<br />

the Relph familyinIvory<br />

Street and Greystones in<br />

Loburn, built in 1904 for<br />

Professor Francis Haslam,<br />

also feature.<br />

The calendars have been<br />

sponsored by RGrant<br />

Electrical and Wilson Print.<br />

They cost $15 each and are<br />

available from Mackintosh<br />

Barbers and from the<br />

museum, whichisopen on<br />

Wednesday and Sunday<br />

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20 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Rural zones questioned<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

‘‘Finding abalance’’ in rural<br />

zones needs to be apriority in<br />

Waimakariri’s proposed District<br />

Plan, says Federated Farmers.<br />

The move to create a20hectare<br />

minimum limit will protect larger<br />

properties in the western part of<br />

the district, but Federated<br />

Farmers <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

president Caroline Amyes is<br />

concerned ‘‘highly productive<br />

soils’’ in the eastern part of the<br />

district could be lost in lifestyle<br />

blocks as small as four hectares.<br />

‘‘I’m sure our members will<br />

have mixed views, some will think<br />

they shouldn’t be sub­dividing,<br />

but others might have thought it<br />

was agood option to have, so it’s<br />

about finding abalance.<br />

‘‘From Federated Farmers’<br />

point of view, we are concerned<br />

the council may have overlooked<br />

that many of the lifestyle blocks<br />

will have highly productive soils,<br />

so we will be consulting to make<br />

sure those soils are still in<br />

primary production.’’<br />

Federated Farmers is also<br />

concerned rules to protect<br />

significant natural areas (SNAs)<br />

may be too strict.<br />

‘‘We need to be thinking about<br />

how those areas can be managed<br />

with pest control, and how can<br />

that be done in apractical way<br />

without impacting on<br />

profitability,’’ Ms Amyes says.<br />

‘‘We are encouraging our<br />

members to have agood look at<br />

the District Plan and see how it’s<br />

going to affect their own<br />

property.’’<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

development planning manager<br />

Trevor Ellis says while the new<br />

District Plan updates SNA<br />

provisions, the majority of natural<br />

areas are already contained in the<br />

existing plan.<br />

‘‘We have avery small number<br />

of new ones which were agreed on<br />

with the landowner, but in terms<br />

of the land area for SNAs, not<br />

Lifestyle concerns ... Federated Farmers <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> president<br />

Caroline Amyes says productive land could be lost under new rural lifestyle<br />

zoning in the proposed Waimakariri District Plan.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

much has changed.<br />

‘‘SNAs are perceived as a<br />

negative, but if you have an SNA<br />

and you manage it appropriately,<br />

there’s provision for abonus<br />

allotment on offer where you<br />

could put ahouse.’’<br />

Mr Ellis says the proposed<br />

District Plan has been well<br />

received, with several drop­in<br />

sessions being ‘‘really well<br />

attended’’, lots of activity online<br />

and anumber of queries by email<br />

and phone.<br />

Most of the queries have been<br />

around people checking what<br />

zone they are in.<br />

‘‘There hasn’t been alot of<br />

feedback so far on the rural<br />

zoning, but there has been an<br />

impact on the number of consents<br />

with applications noticeably<br />

dropping off from sub­dividing in<br />

rural areas,’’ Mr Ellis says.<br />

Public engagement is open until<br />

<strong>November</strong> 26.<br />

The proposed District Plan can<br />

be viewed online, and<br />

submissions can be made by<br />

visiting waimakariri.govt.nz/<br />

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<strong>November</strong> 22, both from 5pm to<br />

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Wiltshire sheep in focus<br />

By SANDRA TAYLOR<br />

Some of the best brains in the New<br />

Zealand sheep industry will be talking to<br />

farmers at the Mt Cass Wiltshire’s annual<br />

open day on Friday, <strong>November</strong> 19.<br />

Animal production consultant Trevor<br />

Cook will be joined by AgResearch’s Dr<br />

David Scobie and Sharl Liebergreen, a<br />

consultant with Abacus Bio, at the<br />

Waipara farm to discuss genetics and the<br />

role of low input sheep in the future of<br />

the New Zealand sheep industry.<br />

This includes sheep, such as<br />

Wiltshires, which do not require<br />

shearing.<br />

‘‘Beyond the costs associated with<br />

shearing, there is acost to the time taken<br />

up yarding for wool­specific jobs,<br />

monitoring sheep for flystrike, the labour<br />

required for dagging, crutching, jetting<br />

and the materials and agri­chemicals<br />

associated with these jobs,’’ Mr Cook<br />

says.<br />

He says all the farmers he has spoken<br />

to that have moved to wool­less sheep,<br />

overwhelmingly comment on how much<br />

easier sheep farming is without wool<br />

production.<br />

As well as an opportunity to talk to the<br />

experts about low input sheep<br />

production, the open day will give<br />

farmers the chance to view Mt Cass’<br />

Wiltshire genetics and the environment<br />

in which they perform.<br />

Mt Cass’s stud manager Will Pears says<br />

interest in Wiltshires, which do not<br />

require shearing, crutching or dagging,<br />

has grown exponentially over recent<br />

years in the wake of poor returns for<br />

wool, increasing consumer and social<br />

pressure to minimise inputs and the<br />

shortage of labour on farms.<br />

This was reflected in the strength of<br />

their first on­farm ram and ewe sale held<br />

earlier this year which attracted buyers<br />

from around the country.<br />

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As well as eliminating the costs and<br />

labour involved in wool production, the<br />

Wiltshires require minimal drenching<br />

yet perform on apar with other maternal<br />

breeds on Mt Cass’s <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

hill country environment.<br />

Mr Pears says the lambs are fast<br />

maturing and last season, they sold 44<br />

percent of their lambs prime at the<br />

weaning draft, straight off their hill<br />

country.<br />

He says anyone with an interest in low<br />

input sheep production is welcome to<br />

come along to the open day which runs<br />

from 1pm to 4pm.<br />

RURAL LIFE<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 21<br />

Ballance awards to proceed<br />

The organisers of the Ballance Farm<br />

Environment Awards are determined<br />

the annual awards will not be another<br />

casualtyofCovid­19.<br />

The New Zealand Farm Environment<br />

Trusthas confirmedthe <strong>2021</strong>/22 awards<br />

will proceed as planned throughoutthe<br />

country.<br />

Even with the disruptions causedby<br />

the changes to alert levelsinAuckland,<br />

<strong>North</strong>land and Waikato, the awards<br />

have been well supported with strong<br />

entries across the country, trust<br />

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‘‘Our regionalcommittees have<br />

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growers in their communitiestoensure<br />

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programmecan be completed.<br />

‘‘It is more important than ever that<br />

the greatinitiativesand work being<br />

done by farmers and growers is being<br />

celebrated and shared with others.’’<br />

Changes have been made for this<br />

year’scompetition, including anew<br />

catchment groupaward.<br />

The new award recognises the efforts<br />

of aruralgroup working together to<br />

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The awardsprogramme has been<br />

adapted to make it safer and less<br />

onerous for entrants, given the Covid­<br />

19 situation.<br />

This includes the requirement for all<br />

judgesand entrants to be vaccinated<br />

and one round of judgingbeing usedto<br />

complete the fulljudging process.<br />

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between entrantsand the judging<br />

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‘‘While we respect thatindividuals<br />

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22 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Ashleigh heads to final<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> willhave one<br />

representative in the FMG Young<br />

Farmer of the YearTasmanregional<br />

final in February.<br />

Waimakariri Young Farmers’ Club<br />

(YFC) member Ashleigh Foley qualified<br />

for the final afterplacing second in the<br />

Tasman <strong>North</strong>district contest heldatthe<br />

Amuri Showgrounds on Saturday,<br />

October30.<br />

Aformer Tasmanregionchairperson,<br />

Ms Foleyworks as aseed representative<br />

for PGG Wrightson.<br />

She will be liningupagainst seven<br />

other finalistsinTasmanregional final<br />

being held at LincolnonFebruary19.<br />

Up for grabs will be aplace in the<br />

grand final beingheld in Whangareiin<br />

July.<br />

In all, 37 competitors battled it out over<br />

two district contests, withthe Tasman<br />

South competition held at the Leeston<br />

Showgrounds on October 16.<br />

Regional final convenor StephKellyis<br />

lookingforward to focusingonmaking<br />

practical skillsand challenges abig part<br />

of the regional final.<br />

‘‘My overall goalfor the Tasman<br />

regional finalistoput on agreat<br />

practical day and evening show to bring<br />

the community together and get people<br />

off farm,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘It is so importanttoget timeoff farm,<br />

especially with the adverseweather<br />

we’ve had downhere.’’<br />

With an passionate committeebehind<br />

her, Ms Kellysays shehopes to gain<br />

confidence in leading ateam andgetting<br />

to know more people acrossthe rural<br />

sector.<br />

New Zealand YoungFarmerschief<br />

executive Lynda Coppersmith says the<br />

competition keeps improving despitethe<br />

challenges thrownatitbyCovid­19.<br />

‘‘For season54wereally want to test<br />

our competitors andsee ‘who's up for it'.<br />

‘‘We'vealready exceeded last year's<br />

entriesacross the country, despite the<br />

fact that entries for anumber of district<br />

contests are still open,’’ she says.<br />

Finalist ... Waimakariri Young Farmers<br />

Club member Ashleigh Foley will contest<br />

the Young Farmer of the Year Tasman<br />

regional final in February.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

‘‘All of our volunteersand conveners<br />

right across the country have created<br />

some incredible challenges so far,with<br />

regional final seasonexpected to take<br />

that to another level.’’<br />

Ms Coppersmith says the contests are<br />

strictly follow the government’sCovid­19<br />

guidelines, but is hopefulmore relaxed<br />

restrictions in the New Year will allow<br />

the regional finalsand grand final to be<br />

showcased to the community.<br />

Results:<br />

TasmanSouth:<br />

ArchieWoodhouse (Lincoln YFC) 1,<br />

PhoebeSmailes(LincolnYFC) 2,<br />

AndrewAllan (Lincoln YFC) 3, Jonny<br />

Brown (Dunsandel YFC) 4.<br />

Tasman<strong>North</strong>:<br />

Sam Smithers (West Coast YFC) 1, Ash<br />

Foley (WaimakaririYFC) 2, George<br />

Dodson(Lincoln YFC)3,Blair Anglesey<br />

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concerned their sectors will be unfairly<br />

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The Global Methane Pledge commits<br />

countries to working together to reduce<br />

methane emissions by 30% to keep global<br />

warming within the 1.5­degree target set<br />

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DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim<br />

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wants the Government to acknowledge<br />

this.<br />

‘‘New Zealand dairy is already the<br />

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continuing their work on­farm to reduce<br />

emissions,’’ Dr Mackle says.<br />

‘‘Methane is derived from the energy,<br />

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pledge focuses on reducing methane<br />

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the Zero Carbon Act. The dairy sector<br />

and agritech companies have alot of<br />

work under way to achieve it.’’<br />

Dr Mackle cited arecent report<br />

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AgResearch which concluded that New<br />

Zealand dairy farmers are the world’s<br />

lowest emissions dairy milk producer.<br />

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‘‘When recalculating New Zealand’s<br />

most recent carbon footprint using the<br />

IPCC methodology with default factors,<br />

the footprint for milk increased from 0.74<br />

to 1.17 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide<br />

equivalent),’’ the report says.<br />

BLNZ chief executive Sam McIvor has<br />

expressed his concerns at the<br />

Government’s support for the Global<br />

Methane Pledge, announced at COP26<br />

Methane pledge ... Beef +Lamb New<br />

Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor says<br />

biogenic methane has been stable in New<br />

Zealand since 2001.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

conference in Glasgow last week.<br />

He says it does not adequately<br />

articulate its focus on methane<br />

originating from waste and fossil fuel<br />

sources.<br />

‘‘Climate Change Minister James Shaw<br />

has confirmed there will be no new<br />

methane policies or targets as aresult of<br />

New Zealand signing up to this pledge,<br />

but we need to take the public along on<br />

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‘‘Biogenic methane has been stable or<br />

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years), is inaccurate in terms of<br />

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change.’’<br />

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This year 5hectares have been sown with fodder beet. Carrying capacity has been very good with recent numbers 210 in fawn<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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AMBERLEY 6a &b,8a, b, c&dRopley Street<br />

Sailing away ... The Waimakariri Sailing Club has had aboost in membership in recent<br />

weeks.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

Clubseeks sailinggear<br />

SAILING<br />

Sailing boats, kayaks,wetsuits,<br />

paddleboards andlifejackets are being<br />

sought by the WaimakaririSailing Club.<br />

After themadness of lockdowns and<br />

Covid­19 messing with life in general,the<br />

Waimakariri SailingClub is experiencing a<br />

surge in adults andkidswanting to learn to<br />

sail, and families justwanting to getout of<br />

the house anddosomethingdifferent<br />

together.<br />

Getting out on thewater,under sail is not<br />

onlygreat for one's soul,healthand mental<br />

wellbeing, it is also the start of agreat<br />

adventurethat canlast alifetime, says the<br />

club’scommodore Sam Jones.<br />

The WaimakaririSailing Club is<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>'s only sailing club and has been<br />

part of the community forover93years.<br />

It startedoff as amotorboat club,but a<br />

shortage of fuel during the1930'sled<br />

members to move to windpower.<br />

Thecluboffers three main activities<br />

including socialsailing, yachtracing and a<br />

learn­to­sail programme.<br />

Racing is held at the club around high<br />

tide mostweekends withsailorsranging<br />

from10­years­old, to acouple of sailorsin<br />

their 80's.<br />

Thesailingcalendar is on itswebsite.<br />

Thelearn­to­sail programmeisnow run<br />

fromaprivate lake just north of Kaiapoi,<br />

which is part of Christchurch Ready Mix<br />

Concrete’squarry.<br />

Thecontainedand sheltered waters of<br />

the lake allows new sailors to learnhow to<br />

get aboat where theywantittogobefore<br />

they getinto racingand social sailing.<br />

The learn­to­sail fleetincludessix plastic<br />

Optimists,aPicallo,aSunburst,a<br />

Frostbite, aHartley dinghy, two lasersand<br />

anothertwo person dinghy.<br />

To enhance the programme, the club is<br />

looking for sailing boats of anysizeor<br />

shape, kayaks,paddleboards, and<br />

windsurfers,toget peopleonthe water and<br />

build confidence.<br />

Theclub is alsolooking for wetsuitsand<br />

life jackets.<br />

‘‘Thelocalcommunity has been very<br />

generousasIthinktheyunderstandhow<br />

important it is to getpeopleout into nature<br />

and having an adventure,’’ saysSam.<br />

‘‘Peopleget really attachedtotheir<br />

yachts and if theycan no longersailthem,<br />

they wanttoget them to people who will<br />

sail them,enjoy them andappreciatethem.<br />

‘‘Weare able to offer thisinavery<br />

positiveway.’’<br />

One Rangioraman,whose Sunburst had<br />

been in thefamilysince the 1980s, wanted<br />

to see hisboatgosomewhereitwouldbe<br />

enjoyed and appreciated,ashecould no<br />

longer use it,says Sam.<br />

‘‘He was very emotional whenwewent to<br />

pickitup. He had lookedafterthe redand<br />

whiteboatbeautifullyand everything was<br />

in beautifulcondition.<br />

‘‘It wasobviousthathehad spent many<br />

happy hours not justsailing it, he had<br />

enjoyed many hours just tinkering and<br />

maintainingit.<br />

‘‘Melvyn'sboat didn't haveaname, so we<br />

named it after Melvyn.<br />

‘‘Some of our junior sailors took it out on<br />

amistyday and hadagreat timesailing<br />

Melvyn.<br />

‘‘We took somephotosand took them to<br />

show Melvyn. It wasveryemotional, he was<br />

so happy, and we appreciated beingable to<br />

get Melvyn out sailing again.’’<br />

Ifyou are interestinginlearningtosail,<br />

contact Samon029­2004554.<br />

Acheese roll fundraiser is beingrun by<br />

theclub. To order go to the club’s website,<br />

or email Sam at samtjones1972@gmail.<br />

com.<br />

Exhibition offers variety<br />

After the success of Miscellaneous ­An<br />

Art Exhibition in March2020, Mandy<br />

Palmer and Nikki Parker, the<br />

Absconditus Creations, are back.<br />

Their latest exhibition is<br />

Miscellaneous 2.0 ­Another art<br />

exhibition.<br />

This time they will be joined by two<br />

other local artists ­Sam Young from<br />

Kaiapoi, and JackieHancock, of Aroha<br />

Glass from Pegasus.<br />

Each artist brings their own<br />

distinctive and often eclectic art forms<br />

to the show.<br />

Mandy offers detailed figurative<br />

artworks in avariety of mediums.<br />

Nikki’s distinctive quirky<br />

illustrations have alot to say.<br />

Sam’s paintings areinspired by the<br />

beautiful New Zealand outdoors, in<br />

which he is regularly wandering.<br />

Jackie’s glass pieces are inspired by<br />

our beautiful country with some<br />

quirky, retro, geeky bits thrown in too.<br />

You will soon see whythis showis<br />

called Miscellaneous.<br />

Miscellaneous 2.0 will be held in The<br />

Exhibition Gallery at TheMill, at 1473<br />

Main <strong>North</strong> Road, Waikuku until<br />

<strong>November</strong> 6to14.<br />

It is open Thursday <strong>11</strong>am to 3pm,<br />

Friday <strong>11</strong>am to 4pm and Saturday and<br />

Sunday from 10am to 4pm.<br />

To find out moreinformation about<br />

the show headtoMiscellaneous 2.0 –<br />

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Oxford Rugby Club JAB AGM<br />

Thursday 18 th <strong>November</strong>, 7pm<br />

at Rugby Clubrooms<br />

New Committee members needed.<br />

JAB Club Captain position to be<br />

filled.<br />

Expressions of interest for JAB<br />

Coaches and Managers for the<br />

2022 season.<br />

We are also looking to form aJAB<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

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

Council Services onShow Day<br />

Another long weekend is upon us, which means a<br />

few changes to Council Services on <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Anniversary Day, Friday 12 <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Service Centres and Libraries<br />

Service Centres and Libraries will be closed on<br />

Show Day and re-open onMonday 15 <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Kerbside Collections<br />

Recycling, rubbish and organics will be collected<br />

as normal.<br />

Transfer Stations<br />

Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will be open<br />

from 8.30am-4.30pm.<br />

Oxford Transfer Station will be open usual hours,<br />

between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.<br />

Aquatic Facilities<br />

On Show Day, the aquatic facilities in Kaiapoi and<br />

Rangiora will be open between 10am and 7pm.<br />

Urgent Enquiries<br />

For urgent enquiries, like noise issues or animal<br />

management, please call our Aer Hours service<br />

on 0800 965 468. Otherwise, use the Snap Send<br />

Solve app to let us know about any issues you spot<br />

while out and about across the District.<br />

Book Your Covid-19 Vaccination<br />

Eighty eight percent of Waimakariri has received<br />

their first covid-19 vaccine. There are anumber<br />

of bookable and walk-in clinics available over the<br />

coming weeks to finalise your vaccination.<br />

Visit bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz to find a<br />

clinic near you.<br />

Southbrook Road Safety Improvements<br />

The Councilhas been consideringtrafficsafetyissues<br />

on Southbrook Road –Rangiora’s busiestroad.<br />

Every day 26,000 vehicles move up and down<br />

Southbrook Road and share this traffic space with<br />

residents, schools and businesses.<br />

Council is proposing to install traffic lights at the<br />

intersection of Southbrook Road and Torlesse/<br />

Coronation Streets to improve safety for all<br />

users and have recently secured Waka Kotahi (NZ<br />

Transport Agency) funding support for this project.<br />

The Council will be consulting with affected<br />

residents and businesses in<strong>November</strong> and keeping<br />

them informed of progress.<br />

Island Road Closed for Four Weeks<br />

From 8<strong>November</strong> Island Road willbeclosedbetween<br />

Neeves Roadand Ohoka Road.Signeddetours willbe<br />

in place alongOhoka/Williams/Main <strong>North</strong>/Tram for<br />

southbound traffic, and Neeves/Gilesfor northbound<br />

traffic. The road willbeinastateofconstruction<br />

during this time.<br />

SH1 Cam River toTram Road Safety<br />

Improvements<br />

The installation of new side and median barriers<br />

along the highway and an upgrade of the Ohoka<br />

Road off-ramp are boosting the safety of the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Corridor.<br />

From Sunday 7<strong>November</strong>, Waka Kotahi began the<br />

next sectionofmedian barrier installation, from south<br />

of the Kaiapoi River Bridge throughtojust north of<br />

the Lineside Road/Smith Street overpass (excluding<br />

the bridge itself where barriers already exist).<br />

This will involve both day and night work, and a<br />

minor traffic diversion over the overpass will be<br />

in place at night for northbound traffic on SH1 for<br />

about aweek, while temporary steel barriers are<br />

put in place.<br />

Have you signed up for<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Council <strong>News</strong>letter?<br />

Tojoin visit:<br />

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<strong>2021</strong>/22 Rates<br />

Instalment Due<br />

We’d like to remind you that the<br />

second instalment of the <strong>2021</strong>/22<br />

rates is due on 20 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Please note that a10% penalty will be added to<br />

any part of the second instalment that remains<br />

unpaid aer 27 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

If you are having dificulty paying your rates, we<br />

encourage you toget in touch with us at<br />

rates@wmk.govt.nz to talk through payment options.<br />

Online<br />

Go to waimakariri.govt.nz/services/online-services<br />

(credit card payments incur aconvenience fee).<br />

Internet Banking<br />

Account number: 01 0877-0129222-00<br />

Use the valuation number on your rates invoice<br />

as reference. If you are paying rates on more<br />

than one property, email details of payment to<br />

finance@wmk.govt.nz<br />

In Person<br />

Epos and cash payments are welcome at any<br />

Council service centre.<br />

We’d like to hear your thoughts about a<br />

proposal from the Seon Public Hall Society<br />

to lease land on Seon Domain to build a<br />

new facility.<br />

We welcome your feedbacktohelp theWoodend-<br />

Seon Community Board understand the<br />

community’s views before alease is granted.<br />

Complete the shortsurvey and share your<br />

thoughts before 5pm, Wednesday 15 December.<br />

CHOP<br />

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Jason ClementsfromWaimakaririLibraries<br />

will Chop the Mop,saying goodbye to<br />

his beardand trademark long hair at this<br />

fundraising event forthe Cancer Society.<br />

Featuring special guest poetryreadingsby:<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Cancer Society Writers Group<br />

John Allison |Ben Brown |Doc Drumheller<br />

Ciaran Fox |Bernadette Hall<br />

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Thursday<strong>11</strong><strong>November</strong> •6.30-8pm (entrybykoha)<br />

If we are still in Level 2,this event will be held at the<br />

Victoria Park Band Rotunda, Corner of Percival and<br />

Queen Streets, Rangiora (weather dependant), and<br />

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CLASSIFIED<br />

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HURUNUI DISTRICT COUNCIL<br />

LOCAL DEMOCRACY<br />

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HAVE YOUR SAY<br />

Come and join us on Sunday afternoon, have your<br />

say onthe Three Waters Reform -this is your chance.<br />

When: Sunday 14 <strong>November</strong> 2.30pm -4pm<br />

Where: Glenmark Rugby Club, 9Reeces Road, Omihi<br />

Bring: Apicnic, your family and friends<br />

You'll have the opportunity to<br />

listen to Mayor Marie Black and<br />

Council's CEO Hamish Dobbie<br />

share their views and thoughts<br />

on this Reform. Then it's your<br />

turn to have your say!<br />

THREE WATERS FORMAL CONSULATION <strong>2021</strong><br />

Amusement<br />

Fun!<br />

Exciting range of<br />

amusement rides for<br />

young and old.<br />

Yummy Food - Hot dogs,<br />

Chips, Candy floss<br />

time!<br />

time!<br />

THIS WEEKEND<br />

Rangiora Showgrounds,<br />

Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

Friday 10am to late<br />

Saturday 10am to late<br />

Sunday 10am to 4pm<br />

Covid Rules Apply<br />

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TUITION available. Primary<br />

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Join us for aChilean needle grass field day.<br />

Get your eyes on the plant and learn how to<br />

manage it. Hosted at two locations by <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>locals. The first stop is avineyard,<br />

followed by an arable sheep and beef farm.<br />

Tuesday 30 th <strong>November</strong>, 1pm –4pm,<br />

Waiau East Road &Leader Road East.<br />

For more information or to<br />

register, please contact<br />

biosecurity@ecan.govt.nz<br />

BOOK FAIR<br />

WE NEED<br />

YOUR BOOKS<br />

DROP BOXES ARE AVAILABLE<br />

AT: ZSERVICE STATION &<br />

RANGIORA NEW WORLD.<br />

Help us to do this again by donating books,<br />

magazines, dvds, cds, puzzles &records.<br />

Rangiora Charitable Trust<br />

Rangiora A&P<br />

Showgrounds Pavilion<br />

156 Ashley St, Rangiora<br />

If you want us to collect<br />

your books, call:<br />

Book Fair<br />

26th &27th<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

027 472 4439<br />

2433977<br />

Tenders<br />

Request fortender<br />

Contract HDC 21/05 CemeterySexton<br />

Duties 2022–2025<br />

Tenders are invited for suitably qualified and<br />

experienced contractors with the capability and<br />

resources to partner with HDC to undertake<br />

cemeterysexton dutieswhich include:<br />

Preparing and closing in burialplots,and burialplot<br />

maintenanceacrossthe District’s cemeteries which<br />

are located inBalcairn, Glenmark, Waiau, Waikari,<br />

Culverden, Rotherham, Cheviot, HorslyDownsand<br />

HanmerSprings.<br />

Tender Documents can be downloaded on the<br />

GETS website (www.gets.govt.nz) - reference<br />

25026154<br />

Tenders close at 4pmonFriday 3rd December<br />

<strong>2021</strong>.<br />

2432158<br />

Request fortender<br />

Contract HDC 21/07<br />

District-wide Spraying tenders<br />

Tenders are invited for suitably qualified and<br />

experienced Contractors with the capability and<br />

resources to partner with HDC to undertake the<br />

District-wideChemical Spraying duties.<br />

Tender Documents can be downloaded on the<br />

GETS website (www.gets.govt.nz) - reference<br />

25059832<br />

Tenders close at 4pm, Friday 10 th December<br />

<strong>2021</strong>.<br />

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30 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

EXTRAORDINARY<br />

COUNCIL MEETING<br />

An extraordinary<br />

meeting of the<br />

Waimakariri District<br />

Council was held on<br />

Tuesday 9 <strong>November</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong> at 8.45am in the<br />

Council Chambers, 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

The meeting considered<br />

a report in relation to<br />

Three Waters Reform<br />

matters and was not<br />

notified in accordance<br />

with Section 46(6) of<br />

the Local Government<br />

Official Information and<br />

Meetings Act 1987,<br />

due to time constraints.<br />

The meeting was<br />

public excluded under<br />

the Local Government<br />

Official Information<br />

and Meetings Act 1987<br />

for reasons of s7(2)<br />

(g), to maintain legal<br />

professional privilege.<br />

The resolution from the<br />

meeting was as follows:<br />

THAT the Council<br />

resolves that the report<br />

and discussion remain<br />

public excluded under<br />

the Local Government<br />

Official Information<br />

and Meetings Act<br />

1987 s7(2)(g).<br />

The withholding of<br />

the information is<br />

necessary to maintain<br />

legal professional<br />

privilege until after<br />

any court proceedings<br />

are lodged and with<br />

appropriate redactions.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

GOVERNANCE MANAGER<br />

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Auto Services Limited<br />

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• hold acurrent NZ driver’s license<br />

• be able to work unsupervisedoraspartofthe<br />

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Alexandra<br />

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Applicationsclose:Friday26th<strong>November</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Situations Vacant<br />

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Lifeguard duties include lifeguard watch, pool testing, H&S and<br />

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MONEY for Christmas.<br />

Local factory work, avariety<br />

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roles. Immediate starts for<br />

the right people. We don’t<br />

always advertise the roles<br />

we have. For more info<br />

contact Daphne at Superior<br />

Personnel 313 6180.<br />

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Amalgamated Scrap Metal<br />

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machineryand farm clean<br />

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Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

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313 1878.<br />

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service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

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cutting with quality and<br />

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arbour work, pruning, tree<br />

removal. Affordable &<br />

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021 <strong>11</strong>1 4322.<br />

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Copper Beech Tree<br />

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pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restoration,<br />

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Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

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DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

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Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

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too big or too small. Ph 021<br />

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

ROOFER All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps, and more. Free<br />

quotes. Please ph Nathan<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

CARAVANS & requirements. T-shirts,<br />

MOTORHOMES, Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

Interior &exterior repairs, polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

maintenance & upgrades. Please phone Heather 03<br />

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installations. Sheetmetal, norstar@gmail.com.<br />

light engineering &welding<br />

services. Professional SHEEP SHEARING,<br />

coachbuilder specializing drenching, feet trimming.<br />

in the RV industry 25 years. For Lifestyle blocks. Call<br />

Call Darryl @ Advanced Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

Auto Homes 027 220 6566.<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

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Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,<br />

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Ph office03312 4747<br />

2091848<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

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plastering requirements<br />

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experience<br />

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frosting designs<br />

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UV<br />

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03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

2225862<br />

Deaths<br />

SECKER, BARRY<br />

WILLIAM.<br />

Passed away peacefully<br />

on Sunday, 7 <strong>November</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong>; aged 79 years.<br />

Loved father of Melinda,<br />

and Tania, father-in-law<br />

of Dean, treasured<br />

grandfather of Georgia,<br />

Jenny, and Rose.<br />

Dearly loved by his<br />

brother Ronnie and<br />

sister-in-law Karen,<br />

uncle to Sarah, Gary, and<br />

Wayne, and loved<br />

brother-in-law to Harley<br />

Secker.<br />

He was afriend to many.<br />

We extend our genuine<br />

gratitude to the wonderful<br />

staff at Hospice South<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> and the Timaru<br />

Hospital.<br />

Their kindness and care<br />

has meant so much.<br />

A service to celebrate<br />

Barry’s life will be held<br />

at Aoraki Funeral<br />

Services Chapel, <strong>11</strong> John<br />

Street, Waimate, on<br />

Friday, 12<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>, at 10am.<br />

In lieu of flowers,<br />

donations to Hospice<br />

South <strong>Canterbury</strong> would<br />

be greatly appreciated<br />

and may be left at the<br />

service.<br />

Messages to: 1 Taupata<br />

Street, Kaiapoi 7630.<br />

Aoraki Funeral Services<br />

South <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

FDANZ<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. — Ph. 03-<br />

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.<br />

2362002<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Painters<br />

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Rob 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 2227597<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

Movemen Ltd<br />

2Men &agood sized truck.<br />

From $150 plus GST per hour.<br />

Kaiapoi based.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

movemen.co.nz<br />

2401953<br />

HAY MAKING<br />

Rounds or<br />

conventional with<br />

mower /conditioner.<br />

Ph Gary<br />

2431786<br />

027 216 0000<br />

027 478 2925<br />

or 313 7939<br />

CRAIGS Trees<br />

(03) 327-4190<br />

TREE REMOVALS<br />

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FULLYINSURED<br />

QUALIFIED ARBORIST<br />

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027 2299 454<br />

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz<br />

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VALUATION -<br />

Specialising in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

geoff@maxval.co.nz.


Motorcycles<br />

SOUTH PACIFIC Motorcycle<br />

services, local family<br />

business based in Mandeville.<br />

Repairs, servicing,<br />

WOF etc for all road bikes,<br />

classic bikes, farm bikes &<br />

more. Collection service<br />

available. Ph 03 312 0066<br />

office@motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

www.motorbiketours.co.nz<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

FALCONS &<br />

COMMODORES<br />

WANTED<br />

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dismantling or repairs<br />

Ph 313 7216<br />

2412522<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

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1990, unfinished Hot Rods,<br />

Classic Cars. Please call<br />

027 258 8366.<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

WANTED to buy Ford,<br />

Holden, Chrysler or<br />

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any<br />

other types considered, any<br />

condition. Please phone<br />

Tony 027 313 5000.<br />

CLASSIFIED<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>11</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Property Wanted<br />

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021 <strong>11</strong>1 4322.<br />

Gardening<br />

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Grazing<br />

WANTED to lease or buy<br />

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027 222 1023.<br />

Livestock<br />

HOMEKILL & Wild<br />

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Guide<br />

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