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Rangiora Vets reign supreme

Supreme ... Rangiora Vet Centre claimstop NorthCanterbury Business Award.

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Staff whooped and hollered when the

Rangiora Vet Centre was announced as

the MainPower Supreme Award winner

at the North Canterbury Business

Awards online event hosted by

Enterprise North Canterbury.

Managing director Ben Davidson says

it was really exciting to have the staff on

board as the announcement was made.

‘‘Normally it would just be afew of us

at an awards dinner. But this year

because it was online about 30 of them

were present when the announcement

was made.

‘‘It was really nice to share it with

them. They are such are hardworking

and passionate team,’’ he says.

‘‘We are really proud and thrilled,’’

says Dr Davidson.

Rangiora Vet Centre (RVC) had won

the BDO Professional Services Award

the previous day. Dr Davidson then sent

the link to staff for the big

announcement the following day for

those who could watch.

The judges found the Vet Centre was a

‘‘truly great North Canterbury business

in every sense.’’

The vision of RVC is to be the centre of

veterinary excellence and innovation,

and to enhance the lives of animals,

their owners and its people who work in

the business, together in partnership.

It aims to be the best total solution of

animal health, care, focusing on the

customer and through building strong

and meaningful relationships with its

clients while maintaining the values of

excellence, empathy, respect, team,

community and innovation.

The centre says there is an increasing

demand for more specialist care, as

owners expect their animals to receive

the same level of care as humans receive

in human health.

Many of its vets have post­graduate

qualifications, including two specialists.

This means it is able to provide a

referral service for vet clinics around

the South Island.

It sees pets and horses from Nelson to

Invercargill for specialist procedures

such as advanced orthopaedic and soft

tissue surgeries, including airway

reconstruction, heart surgery and

complicated abdominal surgery.

RVC is unique in that there is no other

privately owned veterinary clinic in

New Zealand that offers both large, and

small animal specialist surgical

services.

Its two Board Certified surgeons, the

highest qualification in the world for a

veterinary surgeon, take referrals such

as total hip replacements and heart

surgery in dogs, while its equine

specialist offers complex horse surgery.

Alongside its daytime services team, it

has alarge animal vet on call overnight.

Also onsite overnight, there is a

dedicated small animal vet and nursing

team, who specialise in critical care and

emergency medicine and surgery.

As it is the only centre offering this

care, many other local clinics now send

their intensive care patients to the

centre for overnight, round the clock,

care and monitoring.

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War service of animals honoured

By SHELLEY TOPP

Aplaquehonouring thewartimeservice

of animals hasbeen unveiledatthe

RangioraWar Memorial Cenotaph.

Thegraniteplaque wasunveiled by

Waimakariri DistrictMayor, DanGordon

andone of theorganisers,Thereza

Rosanowski, of Okuku, last Friday

evening.

It featuresawar horse, acamel, a

donkey,adog andapigeon and is

inscribedwith the words: ‘‘Dedicated to

allthe animalsthatservedinwarsand

conflicts.They died forour country. We

honour and thank them’’.

Seven wreaths were laid, includingone

from theRangiora RSA,the Rangiora

RSAWomen’s Section,the RangioraPony

Club,NZServiceAnimals and Memorials,

NZ Veterinarians, the Waimakariri

DistrictCounciland the Canterbury

Regiment.

At the end of the ceremony Rangiora

pigeon owner Tony Hyde, helpedbrother

andsister, Juliana Carter, agedseven,

andKelekolio Carter, aged five, of Okuku,

release 40 pigeons whiletheir sister,

Haylley sang theNational Anthem.

It is believed honouring the warservice

of animals in this wayisafirstinNew

Zealand. Awar horse, adonkey and adog,

plus Tony’s pigeons,were at the

ceremonytorepresentthem.

Thereza says theeventhad been

plannedsince 2015 and wouldnot have

happened without help fromAnn Stewart

andClareHammondplusthe RSA

national president,Barry Clark, Rangiora

RSApresident,Ian Thompsonand the

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil.

‘‘It takes acommunity to organise

something like this,’’Thereza said.

Nitrate limits and minimum flows adopted

By DAVID HILL

New nitrate limitsand minimum flows

havefinally beenadopted for

Waimakariri.

EnvironmentCanterbury (ECan)

adoptedPlanChange 7tothe Canterbury

Landand Water RegionalPlanon

Wednesday, November17, acceptingthe

hearingcommissioners’

recommendations.

It bringstoanend aprocess begun in

2012.

PlanChange7introduces new

irrigation, winter grazing and nitrate

thresholds andminimumflows forthe

Waimakariri andOrariTemukaOpihi

Pareora (OTOP) zones.

It alsoprovidednew rulesacross the

Canterbury region.

North Canterbury Cr Grant Edge said

the new ruleswill require somefarms to

reducenitrogenlosses andtomake

effortstoexcludestockfromwater ways.

Memorable tribute ... Wreaths laid alongside aplaque honouring the wartime service of

animals which was unveiled at the Rangiora War Memorial Cenotaph last Friday evening.

Aflurry of feathers ... Pigeons find their wings after being released during the service in

honour pigeons and their war service.

PHOTO: ARTHUR LINNELL

Butthey areachievable, he says.

‘‘Plan Change7willbetough for many,

butrural economies willsurvive.

‘‘This is notthe endofdairying,it’sjust

aresettoaddress thebalance between

theeconomyand looking after the

environment.’’

Mid­Canterburyfarmer, Cr John

SunckellsaidPlan Change 7was ‘‘a

monumental piece of work’’.

He said thenitrate limitsand higher instreamflows

will present challenges for

farmers and growers in both zones.

‘‘This willbechallenging for folk in

thosecommunities, but equallywewill

seeenvironmental outcomes whichwill

seeusget to whereweneed to be.’’

Several councillors expressedconcerns

thenew rules didnot go farenough in

protectingthe environment.

Christchurch­basedCrLanPham

hopedPlan Change 7would be ‘‘thelast

relic of the wayweused to do things’’.

Sheexpressed concerns at balancing

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‘‘short termprofits’’ against protectingthe

drinkingwater of an entirecity.

South Canterbury Cr Elizabeth

McKenzie said PlanChange7was ‘‘a step

in therightdirection’’.

‘‘Itisagood exampleofhow slow our

planningsystemsare at respondingto

environmentalproblems.’’

TumuTaiaomana whenuaadviser

Iaean Cranwellsupported the plan

changes, but said they did notgofar

enough in addressing cultural concerns.

ECannotifiedPlan Change 7inJuly

2019, following an extensivecommunity

engagementprocessbythe Waimakariri

ZoneCommittee to develop azone

implementation plan addendum.

PlanChange7will remainoperative

until at least2024,when thecouncilis

requiredtonotifynew freshwater plans,

in line with thegovernment’s2020

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Designerdance socks, whichare

helping point buddingballerinas in the

right direction,wooed the crowd to

takeout thePeople’s Choiceinthe

North CanterburyBusinessAwards.

Sponsoredbythe NorthCanterbury

News, theDance SockAcademy

received awhopping 895 votes to claim

the 2021People’sChoice title.

The award wasannouncedlive

online last week in lieuofanawards

dinner which wasscuttledbyCovid­19

restrictions.

The first runner up was Waghorn

Builderswith758 votes, andthe second

runnerupwith 754voteswas So You!

The Dance SockAcademyisthe

brainchild of Jenna McKenzie,the

principalofRangiora­basedJenna

McKenzieSchool of Dance.

Jenna continues to be amazedher

‘‘crazylittle sock idea’’has universal

appeal, and that it wonthe People’s

Choice accolade.

‘‘I am excited, honouredand very

grateful to thedancecommunity,its

families andmyfriends.

‘‘Itisanew business and it is so cool

to have so much support,’’ says Jenna.

Sheloves to make ballet magicaland

interesting forher students anduses

imageryand propstohelp themwith

their technique.

The socks withfairies,wands, stars,

and withafew strings attached, are

now provingtobe an invaluable

extensiontothis.

Jenna, learntballetfromage 6, and

has taughtinRangiora for over20

Dance socks ... Two budding ballerinas in their ballet socks designed to help with their

lessons.

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years,and also in Londonfor atime.

It took ayear to developthe designof

thesocks, incorporating alifetime of

dance teachingtricks.Rangiora’s

Create Designhelpedbringthe project

to life withfinal designs, alogoand the

Dance Sock Academy website.

Jennahas 12 retailers around the

worldincluding in Italy, Chile,

Australia, South Africa and Scotland.

At present sheisworking on repackagingthe

product,and

approaching more distributorsand

wholesalersoverseas.

‘‘Itissuperexciting, and so coolto

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Thesurvey, released thisweek by

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forthe six months to the endofOctober

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Theresults showthatathird of

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the comingsix monthscompared to

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‘‘There’s alot goingonfor ourlocal

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‘‘In addition to the difficulties

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are dealingwith general uncertainties,

fearofanother lockdownand theflowon

effects fromsupply chainissues.

‘‘As such, thesurveyresults are nota

hugesurprise,’’ saysMrDalton.

“However,despite the current

situation, we notedanincreasein

staffinglevelsoverthe past six months

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businesses investing in buildings,

plant and machinery.

‘‘This showsthatthereisdefinitelya

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Springs is causing an accommodation

crisis.

‘‘Wedon’t want Hanmer Springs to go

the way of Queenstown where workers

facealong commute to work,’’ she says.

Marywould liketosee alarge piece of

land, which is part of the old QueenMary

Hospital propertytothe south of the

village, opened up for housing

development.

The landiszoned for medium density

housing which wouldallow apartment

buildings to be built, and could

eventually ease the town’s housing crisis.

There is also achronic shortage of

workers in the town, says Cr Holloway.

‘‘Itisimpossible to get stafffor some

roles normallyfilled by young

backpakers. They are just not here,’’ she

says.

‘‘Moteliers are also feeling the pinch,

trying to find cleaners.’’

The alpine tourist hotspotisgearingup

for another busy summer, but the

accommodation and worker shortage is

alsocausing concerns among other

business owners.

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and

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Hospitality crisis ... Alan McNabb, who owns five hospitality businesses in the village, is

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PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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Alan McNabb,who owns five

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about to leave.

‘‘We havecut opening hours so we can

give the few staffwedohave breaks.

‘‘I need at leastanother 10 to 15 staff to

get through this summer,but Ihave

nowherefor them to stay either.’’

New Zealand’s closed border, due to

Covid 19 restrictions, preventing workers

from overseas coming to New Zealandis

the main cause of the shortage, he says.

‘‘Backpackers accounted for at least 50

percent of the workforce but now they

are hard to find,’’MrMcNabb says.

‘‘This is agreat place for any students

wanting to earn somecash over the

summer break.

‘‘Living hereislike beingonholiday

24/7.

‘‘Whowould not wanttolive in an

alpine paradise where you clockoff from

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Internet woes cause frustration

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Spark customersinseveral areas of

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They are angryatextremely slow, or

in some cases no internet service

since early last week,and at Spark’s

responsetothe problem.

Customers took to social media to

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Spark in increasing numbers

demandingafix.

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forsome customersSpark finally

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November 23, it had aproblem, and

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case now, and in addition to that this

work is being given urgency’’.

It told the NorthCanterburyNews

that in lateOctoberthere was afault

on the fibre network which resultedin

some Spark customersinthe

Waimakariri and Rangiora areas

experiencing adegraded internet

service.

‘‘We knowhow much our customers

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apologise forany inconvenience this

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‘‘We havebeen working withChorus

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has been unforeseen delaysdue to the

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the fibre underneath the motorway.

‘‘Therehave also beendelays in

sourcing the parts required.’’

Spark says because traffic

management approval has not yet

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beenidentified to restore connectivity

thatwas to be implemented on

Tuesdayevening at 11pm (November

23).

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theirmodems,and we apologise for

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‘‘Forany customers who purchased

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‘‘We’dalso like to remindour

customers that if they have aSpark

mobile or landline with us, theycan

activate ‘connection promise’–which

provides customersfree mobiledata

or national calling.’’

‘‘Thiscan be activatedthroughtheir

MySpark account or by getting in touch

with us directly. More information

aboutconnection promisecan be

foundatwww.spark.co.nz/help/

internet/manage/connectionpromise.’’

This comes after hundredsof

customers eitherrang the callcentre

for help, took to social media, or went

to themedia.

Many remain furiousthey weretold

it was their modem,and havereplaced

it, onlytodiscoverthe problem

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are furious it was nothing to do with

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SherylJohnson, from Swannanoa,

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Sheryl worksfrom home as many

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the problem receivedattention.

She relies on the internet for her

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associatedrestrictions.

Sherylisnot alone in workingfrom

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Internet woes ... Many residents have

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computers in the past week.

PHOTO: FILE

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Spark told severalcustomers

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OPINION

6 The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

In the Electoratewith

MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

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

Groundswell protest

successful, well run

With Covidrestrictions there

haven’t been many family events in

the Waimakaririoflate, so it was fun

to take the kids to the Moscow Circus

whileitwas in Woodend recently.

It was greattosee manyother

families makingthe most of the

opportunity to enjoy an outing as we

come to the endofanother

challenging year.

On SundaymorningIjoined the

startofthe Groundswell

Waimakaririprotest as it leftCust

on its waytoChristchurch.

Well done to Shelley Drummond

and her team who organisedanother

successful local Groundswell event.

Iwas encouraged not only by the

number of local residents who took

part,but alsothe supportthey

received, with peoplecheering them

on as they drove past.

Beingpart of the protest in

Memorial Ave in Christchurchwas a

real buzz as manyhad travelled from

differentparts of Canterbury to

show their support for our farmers.

As manywill know, when our

farmers are doing wellweall benefit

in Canterbury.

Ihave recentlybeen appointed to

sit on theselectcommittee of two

Bills whenthey are introducedinto

Parliament:Three Waters and the

Disestablishment of our DHBs.

Both are examples of the

government’splantocentralise our

lives in their beliefthey should be

running the whole country from

Wellington.

I’m pleasedI’ll be able to bring the

local voicesand local views of

Waimakariri to the debate around

the tableinParliament on both

these importantissues for our

district.

Ialwayslove to get out and meet

business owners in the electorate

like Reganand Jo Hartley of

Energised Personal Training in

Kaiapoi, who set up agym space in

their garage so they could work from

home.

Regan and Jo are aclassic

example of acouple who want to cut

down on their overheads and work

for themselves, enjoying their three

daughterswhile they are young.

Itake my hat off to them for

putting in the hard yards. It justgoes

to show, in Waimakaririyou never

know what innovativecommunity

minded­ business is up adrivewayin

our neighbourhoods.

Police station opens

Rangiora's new policestation is up and

running.

The station at the cornerofSouthern

Cross Roadand Kingsford Smith Drive,

in Southbrook, has amodern

environment for the community, with

plentyoffree parking.

The station willbeatthis location for

the next few years until apermanent

facility is developed, says Inspector

Peter Cooper,Area Commander­

Canterbury Rural.

‘‘Finding abuilding suitable for a

temporarystation has been

challenging and although it is not in

the town centre, the new station offers

improved facilitiessostaff can provide

abetter service to the public,’’ he says.

Mr Cooper says apublic counter was

not available at the previous

temporary premises on King Street

since early2020, so it was pleasing to

have amore permanent solution.

The Southern Cross Road location

will be open to the public 9am­4pm,

MondaytoFriday.

The community is reminded to call

111 in an emergency.

Incidents that do not require an

immediate Policeresponse can be

reported to 105, either online or over

the phone.

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

Water unites councils

ThreeWaters Reformcontinues to be a

very important issuefor our communities.

Thereisn’taday thatgoes by that Iam

not stopped multiple times on the streetor

contacted by phone or email to hearour

residents concern, angerand frustration at

the Government’s decision to force Three

Waters reform.

Councils acrossNew Zealand are

mobilising and working together to fight

this.

It’s important the Government hearsthe

voiceofour residents.

Thirty Mayors and Councils have jointly

signed aletter to the Prime Minister,

Jacinda Ardern.

We wanttomeet with the Prime Minister

so she hears your voiceand whatmatters

to you.

WaimakaririDistrictCouncilispart of a

groupofcouncils taking the matter to

Court, and we lodgedproceedings in the

High Court aweekago. We are not against

this for thesake of it.

What we do agree on is thatquality

drinkingwaterand betterenvironmental

outcomes are essential, and support the

new waterregulator and coming

regulation.

Who wouldn’t support this?

What we don’t support is the flawed and

now forced four­entity model that takes

control of our assets which, overthe years,

you have paidfor, and also takes away the

localsay.

Our messagetothe Governmentisthis —

pressthe pause button, let the new water

regulator embed, thenget backaround the

table and talk to us about alternative and

viabledelivery models.

We are open to the discussion.

Reformneedstohave the supportof

councils and support of the communities

they serve. Rushed and forcedreform is a

recipefor disaster.

On Sunday Iwas proud to standbeside

fellowMayors MarieBlack fromHurunui

and Craig Mackle from Kaikoura at the

Groundswell event in Amberley, at which

we were invitedtospeak.

The above was our messageonThree

Watersreform. Together, strongly

supported by our councillors, we will do

our utmost to make sure yourvoices are

heard and will work tirelessly to make sure

we get the bestoutcomes possible for you

on ThreeWaters.

We won’t leave any stone unturned in

our questtochangethe Government’s

position.

On FridaynightIhad the honourto

speak at aceremony at Rangiora Cenotaph

and help unveilaWar AnimalMemorial

Plaque.

This is the first cenotaph in New

Zealand to haveaplaque to honour

animals lost in warsand conflicts

throughoutour history.

Special thanks to Thereza Rosanowski,

ClaireHammond and Ann Stewart for

their tireless work in leadingadedicated

group of animallovers to see this project

reach fruition, andfor their efforts in

organisingamovingevent which was a

fitting tribute to our fallen service animals.

Lest we forget.

Health warning

Highlevels of faecal bacteria have

beenfound in the Waipara River at the

BoysBrigade.

Consecutive samples of faecal

bacteria in the water has prompted a

health warning from Community and

Public Health.

Dr Cheryl Brunton, Medical Officer

of Health, says the water is not suitable

for any recreational uses including

swimmingbecause of the risk to health

from the bacteria and other pathogens.

Water contaminated by human or

animal faecal matter may contain a

rangeofdisease causing microorganismssuch

as viruses, bacteria and

protozoa.

In most cases the ill­health effects

from exposure to contaminated water

are minor and short­lived. However,

there is the potentialfor more serious

diseases, suchashepatitis A, or

salmonella infection, Dr Brunton says.

The sites where water quality is

affected are monitored and are listed

on Environment Canterbury's website.

If fish from the river are eaten, remove

the gutand liver and wash the fish in

clean water before cooking. For further

information on gathering Mahinga Kai

go to cph.co.nz/wp­content/uploads/

saf0112.pdf.

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

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6:00am 0.7 12:42am 2.1 6:50am 0.7 1:30am 2.2 7:41am 0.6 2:21am 2.3 8:35am 0.6

Gore Bay 10:27pm 2.0 4:16pm 0.8 11:11pm 2.0 5:02pm 0.8 11:56pm 2.1 5:49pm 0.7 12:15pm 2.2 6:36pm 0.7 1:03pm 2.2 7:22pm 0.6 1:53pm 2.3 8:10pm 0.6 2:45pm 2.3 8:59pm 0.5

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5:55am 0.5 12:37am 1.6 6:43am 0.5 1:24am 1.7 7:35am 0.5 2:14am 1.7 8:28am 0.4

Kaikoura 10:25pm 1.6 4:18pm 0.6 11:08pm 1.6 5:02pm 0.6 11:52pm 1.6 5:46pm 0.5 12:12pm 1.7 6:31pm 0.5 1:00pm 1.7 7:16pm 0.5 1:50pm 1.8 8:03pm 0.5 2:41pm 1.8 8:52pm 0.4

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

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Mysterious boom

likely ameteor

By DAVID HILL

Mysteriousexplosions overthe weekend

have left North Canterbury residents

shaken.

Residents in Rangiora, Fernside,

West Eyreton, Cust,Oxford, Ashley,

Okuku, Loburn,Sefton and Hanmer

Springs took to socialmedia in search of

answers.

Some suggested the explosions

sounded like a‘‘sonic boom’’,while

others wondered if it was meteors.

One resident reportedtoNorth

Canterbury News of an explosion at

around 3.20pm on Saturday. ‘‘It sounded

like amassivegas explosion,which it

obviously wasn’t because it was heardso

widely, but that was my first thought,’’

the resident said.

Hanmer Springs residents reported

seismic activity late Sunday afternoon,

with buildingsshaking.

Oxford AreaSchoolObservatory

volunteer James Moffat saysafriend

reported seeingameteor,but didn’t

hear the boom.‘‘I did hearaboom the

othernight, but didn’t see anything

visual.’’

Canterbury AstronomicalSociety

vice­president Simon Lewis suggested it

was bolides or small meteors, with

multiple explosions heard over awide

area.‘‘We’ve had afew booms recently.

Therewas one afew months ago and one

at the weekend overBanks Peninsula.’’

BanksPeninsula residents reported a

‘‘sonic boom’’like sound on Saturday

evening.

Crownscience instituteGNS picked

up signals on some of their

seismometers. While it was unableto

determine what it was,itisunlikely to

have been an earthquake.

Accordingtothe Royal Astronomical

Society of New Zealand (RASNZ)

website, the planet Earthpasses

through various collections of small

spacerocks, particles and dust during

its orbit aroundthe sun.

Because thoseobjects are small they

tend to burn up in the Earth’s

atmosphere, with the larger ones

causing explosions. During the month of

November the Earth passesthrough

what is known as the alpha­

Monocerotids meteor shower,with the

peak around November21.

In 1995, the alpha­Monocerotids

meteor shower produced arateofabout

420 objects entering the Earth’s

atmosphere per hour,for 5minutes, at

its peak, the RASNZ website says.

Thereare much larger space rocks in

the solar system whichare large enough

to make landfall and cause serious

damage. But these are closely

monitored by astronomers ,and none

are expected to approach the Earth

anytime soon.

St Martins celebrates

Amilestone will be celebrated in

Loburn on Sunday.

The St Martin’sAnglican Churchon

Hodgsons Road celebrates its 130th

anniversary.

The church is built on land gifted by

Mr Mungean in 1878.

It was builtbyBoydo Keirfor 65

pounds, and consecrated by Bishop

Julius in 1891.

It has been extended over the years,

but has remained in keeping with the

original concept.

The wooden pattern inside, and the

simple stained glasswindows, givea

feelingofwarmth and comfort.

Over the years the congregation,has

maintained the church retaining its

country feel.

The present congregation will

celebrate its 130 years at aspecial

service at 6pm on Sunday, November

28

Former parishioners are welcome,

alongwith anyone new who would like

to join the celebration.

St Martins

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8 The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

Thousands expected at 2022 Masters Games

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Organisers of the 2022 Otago Community

Trust New Zealand Masters Games

being held next February in Dunedin,

the Dunedin City Council, are expecting

between 5000 and 5500 competitors,

events marketing assistant Ben Anngow

says.

The biennial games will run from

February 5to13, with competitors

arriving from across New Zealand to

take part, many having already taken

advantage of the earlybird fee, Ben says.

“At this stage we are still accepting

overseas entries as well, in particular

from Australia.

‘‘However, there is no guarantee the

border will be open, though we are

trying to remain positive in case there

are any changes to the border

restrictions before the games.”

Participants will compete in 64 sports,

with new sports including cowboy action

shooting, jigsaw racing and diving.

The Games bring people together to

compete, but for many, the nine days of

fun, entertainment, comradery and

friendships made are equally as

important.

Among those taking part will be Basil

and Ilonka Buwalda from Rangiora.

The couple are no strangers to the

Masters with the Dunedin games their

third appearance, having competed in

Whanganui in February in the 40 to 49

age group, with some success earlier

this year.

Both Basil and Ilonka took up the

sport of trampolining, but when Ilonka

had her right leg amputated below the

knee, after suffering many dislocations

and other problems, she turned to

indoor rowing and swimming.

Her rehabilitation involved swimming

and working out on arowing machine —

alove of two new sports was born.

Basil was told to keep an eye on her

following the amputation, because she

would slip into depression and ‘‘crash’’.

However, Ilonka, who is also an

accomplished rider, and who has

enjoyed considerable success in

dressage and show jumping, defied the

doomsayers and was a‘‘real trooper’’,

says Basil.

‘‘She taught me alot about life,’’ says

Basil who admits to being an ‘‘awkward’’

athlete in his early days with no

‘‘natural talent’’.

He didn’t do sport at school and didn’t

enjoy going to the gym.

However, when his son Jett took up

trampolining at ICE in Rangiora, five

years ago, Basil just could not resist

giving it agobecause it looked so much

fun.

‘‘I got hooked,’’ he says.

Basil says if you don’t challenge

yourself you get caught up in the

humdrum of life.

He is now heading south to the

Masters next year, under the guidance

of coach Nigel Humphreys who takes

‘‘no hostages’’.

‘‘He keeps you motivated,’’ says Basil

who is amazed at what he has

accomplished when he looks back at

what he could do when he started, to the

things he does now such as multiple

back somersaults.

‘‘You have to learn your limits and

Family affair ... Ilonka (left), and Basil Buwalda, from Rangiora, with their son Jett.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

push yourself to reach them.’’

Basil says they love taking part in the

disciplines and going to the Masters

Games. They enjoy meeting others, and

it is something they have in common,

which gives them plenty to talk about.

Basil is now starting to train to

become acoach. ‘‘I enjoy working with

the kids and helping them with the

things that Istruggled with,’’ he says.


NEWS

10 The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

Rangers make adifference

Christmas raffle

By SHELLEY TOPP

The old proverb Many hands

make lightwork rings true at

Waimakariri’s Silverstream

Reserve near Clarkville.

‘‘The presence of four rangers

working alongside the volunteers

and other community groups at

the reserve this year has madea

huge difference,’’the reserve’s

volunteerco­ordinator Noelene

Francis, says.

‘‘We are delighted with the

progress to dateand the

appreciation shownbywalkers in

the reserve. It is avery special

place.’’

The 52­hectare reserve, which

was onceariverbedwhere the

WaimakaririRiver’s north arm

used to flow, is ownedbythe

WaimakaririDistrict Council

(WDC) and has been managed by a

volunteeradvisory group since

2006. In that timemore than

37,000native plants have been

planted in the reserve,

transformingitinto anative

forest. Councillor Al Blackie says

Silverstreamis‘‘the jewel’’inhis

portfolio of Waimakariri

reserves.

‘‘It is amagic place,still largely

undiscovered and as aboundary

landowner Iamnot sure if that is

good or bad,’’ he said.

‘‘We are very proudofthe last

10 years hard work,especially

when Irememberthe council had

at one timeplannedtoplant a

commercial forest on the reserve

land.’’

The employment of the rangers

has beenpossible with

Department of Conservation

funding, which came from the

Making adifference ... Silverstream Reserve volunteer co­ordinator and

local resident, Noelene Francis, left, with Silverstream Reserve rangers Erica

Gray, Kate O’Brien and Esther Riddell, far right. The fourth ranger, Simon

Woods was absent on the day the photo was taken.

PHOTO: MIKE KWANT

Government’s Jobs For Nature

programme,and was then given to

the Sustainable Business

Network (SBN) which in turn

enabled them to fund anumberof

environmental projects,

including the rangers at

Silverstream Reserve,through its

Partnering to Plant Aotearoa

programme.

Council parks and recreation

community projects officer Mike

Kwantsays the JobsFor Nature

programme was established to

help revitalisecommunities

through nature­based

employmentand to stimulate the

economy post­Covid­19. While

SBN’sPartneringtoPlant

Aotearoa programme is a

collaboration withiwi, hapuand

localcommunity groups to

undertake small­scale but

valuableecological restoration.

Silverstreamwas considereda

worthy project for funding

because of the community

involvement, the potential for

biodiversity and recreational

gains, the scaleofthe project and

the workexperience

opportunities it offered the

rangers.Mike saysthe benefits of

the ranger team had been

significant in the council’s

greenspace team, and in the

natural reserves it managed for

the community,inparticularthe

Silverstream Reservewhere the

rangers were based.

By SHELLEY TOPP

Agiant Christmasraffle,with

thirtyprizes to be won,has

beenorganisedbyRangiora

Promotionstopromote a

festivespirit andencourage

shoppinginthe town.

Rangiora Promotions coordinatorBelinda

Toppsaid

having to cancelthisyear’s

Christmas Celebration Night

and theRangiora Santa

Paradedue to Covid­19

isolation restrictions was‘‘a

hugeloss to the community.’’

So with this in mindthe

association has organisedfour

events, includingthe raffle, for

the lead­uptoChristmas.

Theyare alsosupporting two

late­night shoppingdates, on

Friday,December10, and

Friday,December17, in

Rangiora beingorganised by

LifePharmacyRangiora.

So far17businesses,

including LifePharmacy

Rangiora,Robe, Niche,So

You,Rangiora Shoe Lines,

Propaganda,Featherand Oak,

Fi'sFlowers andArt, Stirling

Sports, CountryLane, Wee

KiwiKids,Marion andCo.

Jewellery,Moda Bella

Rangiora,Willoughby’s,

L’Adore,Cancer SocietyNorth

Canterbury Centre, and

Village Green Antiques, have

agreedtostayopenuntil7pm

on thosenights.

The raffle is being runasa

fundraiserfor Rangiora

Promotions, with allproceeds

going to their annualevents

calendar andongoingprojects.

Ticketscost$4per ticketor$10

for 3tickets and canbe

purchased withcashatFi's

Flowers N’ Art,CoffeeWorx

Rangiora,Mike Pero Rangiora,

The PloughHotel,Life

Pharmacy Rangioraand

Monteith's Rangiora, or online

via direct credit by emailing

Lauren at

rangiorasecretary@gmail.com,

or by contacting one of the

Rangiora Promotions

managementboardmembers

who arelisted on itswebsite.

‘‘Ifanyone can takearaffle

sheet and sell on our behalf,

please contactmeat

rangiorapromotions@gmail.

com,’’ Belinda said.

AChristmas givingtree

initiative hasalsobeen

organised in conjunction with

the Rangiora SalvationArmy.

Trees willbelocated around

the townfor people to leave

donated giftswhich willbe

distributed by the Salvation

Armytopeople in needat

Christmas time.

There willalso be a

Rangiora central business

district treasure huntfor

childrentospot the difference

in ashop window, with

everyone whoidentifiesthe

unexpecteditems going in a

drawtowin prizes,and a

Christmas colouring­in

competition.

Belindasaid it wasalsogreat

to see Devlin RealEstate’s

annual Christmas Lights

Displaygoing ahead, and the

number of retailers who have

had theirshopwindows

decoratedwith Christmas art

again thisyear.


The Mother of all Protests

United ... Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon (left), Hurunui Mayor Marie Black and Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle at Amberley on Sunday after speaking at the Groundswell protest.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

By STAFF REPORTERS

North Canterbury’s threemayors joined

forces at Sunday’sAmberleyGroundswell

protest in ashow of support for the rural

community.

Dan Gordon (Waimakariri),Marie

Black (Hurunui)and Craig Mackle

(Kaikoura) wereguest speakers.

An organiser,Jamie McFadden, whois

also chairmanofthe Rural Advocacy

Network, said Groundswellwas pleased

to havethe mayors‘‘standing withusin

ourfightagainst theGovernment’s

unworkableregulations’’.

‘‘Theseare regulationsthat are

impractical, impossibletocomplywith,

do notcater forregionaldifferences,

unfairly removelocaldecisionmaking,

andfail to achievepositiveoutcomes,’’he

said.

The protest was heldonthe front lawn

outsidethe HurunuiDistrictCouncil

Service CentrelastSunday afternoon and

was partofGroundswellNZ’s nationwide

Mother of AllProtests.

It attractedalarge crowd of young and

old,someofwhom travelled to Amberley

in farm vehicleswhichwere parkednear

the council servicecentre.Many people

alsocarriedlargeplacards displaying

their protestmessages.

The mayorsall spoke aboutthe needfor

change, withMarieBlackand Dan

Gordonalso taking timetooutlinetheir

opposition to the Government’s

controversial ThreeWaters Reform

Proposal.

The HurunuiDistrict Council was

‘‘unanimous in rejectingthe reform in its

current state’’, Marie said.

‘‘Formalconsultation allows you as

residents and ratepayers to communicate

with us,and provide feedback,which

closes on December 5,’’ shesaid.

TheWaimakaririDistrict Council and

95%ofresidents whorespondedtoa

surveywere alsoopposed to the proposed

reforms.

‘‘We all agree that qualitydrinking

waterand environmental outcomes area

good thingfor the country, andweare

open to discussions about how we can

work together to bestachieve this,’’ Dan

said.

‘‘But at this point it is clearthe

proposed reformsare not thebest way to

achieve this.

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16 The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

Quilt exhibition fundraiser

By SHELLEY TOPP

An exhibition of 12 quilts in Rangiora’s

Chamber Gallery, will be used to raise

moneyfor four charities.

Springbank artisanVerina Thirlwellhas

lovedfibre crafts,sewing, knitting and

quilt­making for more than 40 years.

During that time she has givenaway

hundreds of quiltstocharities and for the

last 10 years she has alsobeen teaching the

art of patchworkand quilt­making.

Verina and her students haveput

together an exhibition, From One

Community to Another,of12quiltstoraise

moneyfor FosterHope NZ, Child Cancer

Canterbury, Aviva(formerly Christchurch

Women’sRefuge), and CanTeenNZ.

‘‘This is not acollection of showquilts.It

is avery special collection of utility quilts,’’

Verina says. ‘‘All are designed to provide

warmth and comfort,althoughacouple

wouldnot look outofplace on the wall.’’

Thousands of fabric pieceshave been

used to makethe quilts. Most of the

material has been sourced from Verina’s

largepersonal collection of fabricscraps,

many of which havebeen giventoher over

the years.

Before lastyear’sCovid­19 lockdown

Verina and her students worked together

once aweek,creatingquilts, table runners,

and wall hangings, for their own use.

But duringlockdown Verina decided that

when they were abletoget backtogether

againshe would reduce the classes to once

amonth and use the time with her students

to make 12 quilts to raisemoney for charity,

usingher fabric scraps.

‘‘Ourintention was to completethe quilts

and distributetoour usual recipients,

Foster Hope, CanTeen, Child Cancer NZ

and Aviva.’’ She decided to hold an

exhibition after afabric artistsaw the

quilts whilevisitingVerina’s workshop,

and told her she should exhibit them.

All quiltsinthe exhibition havea

sponsoring or purchasing option.

Sponsoring coversthe cost of the backing

fabric, plus batting and binding fabrics

whichhave been purchased specially, not

drawnfrom the scrapbins.

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The 2016 North Canterbury earthquake

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Zealand and around the world.

Speaking on the 5th anniversary of the

7.8 magnitude quake on November 14,

2016, Earthquake Commission (EQC)

chief resilience and research officer Dr

Jo Horrocks says the event created alot

of questions as well as providing ahuge

amount of information about

earthquakes.

‘‘Multi­fault ruptures were known to

exist before this, but this earthquake

was unprecedented in the number of

faults involved, and the distance

involved in the ‘gaps’ between them –

recorded at up to 15 metres.’’

More than 20 different faults, the most

ever recorded,ruptured Monday,

November 14, 2016.

This caused adramatic land lift of up

to 12 metres along the Kaikoura coast as

well as significant surface deformation

inland, and even atsunami when a

smaller fault was ruptured.

EQC­funded research has helped

engineers, plannersand insurers

understand the earthquake and enable

the mapping and documentation of the

series of faults that slipped. It has also

provided an understanding of what the

faults look like at the surface.

‘‘A key area of inquiry has been trying

to understand why so many faults were

involved in this earthquake, and how

and why earthquakes ‘jump’ across

faults,’’ Dr Horrocks says. ‘‘Finding out

what happened below the surface, as

well as whetherthis could happen in

other locations, is amore complex and

ongoing endeavour.’’

Local troupe realises dream

The Woodend Theatre Troupe realised

its dream last Friday night with acastonly

pre­screening, at Sumner, of the

first film in the Five Kingdoms Trilogy.

The troupe worked tirelessly over the

last few years to realise the dream of

cinema, and on Friday night they

previewed their creation.

The series of three Neo Gothic films,

which are in the offing, follow the

fortunes of aMonk sent to aprovincial

town in 1901.

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period costume films are avision of a

time long since past.

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events in North Canterbury, involving

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Christchurch.

Alert Level 2restrictions with a

maximum of 100 people allowed indoors

made the event impossible, with some

school kapahaka groups having more

than 100 members.

Instead, Tuahiwi School will be hosting

its own Kapahaka Twilight Show this

evening (Thursday, November 25) on the

grass outside the school office from

3.30pm.

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Tuahiwi School’s junior, middle and

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finalists from the school’s talent show

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Entry is by way of koha at the gates,

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Ahangi is also available, with 200

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The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021 17

Zone committees essential

Zone committeesplay an importantrole as

avoice for local communities, says Andrew

Arps.

Environment Canterbury’s North

Canterbury zone manager was responding

to concerns aboutthe role of zone

committees now that they had completed

their Zone Implementation Plan

Addendum duties.

Speaking at the Waimakariri District

Councilmeeting earlier this month, Cr

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the zone committee’slack of authority and

financialclout.

‘‘The zone committee is wondering what

it’s role is now that it’s completed the ZIPA

process.It’s meeting bi­monthlynow and it

has only alimited budgettosupport local

projects.’’

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The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

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Backing for Kaiapoi marina

By DAVID HILL

Kaiapoi community and business

leaders are backing aproposed marina

on former red zone land.

They say aproposed 24­berth marina,

townhouses, business and event space,

announced last week, will be ‘‘a gamechanger’’

for Kaiapoi.

The three hectare site is part of the

Kaiapoi south regeneration, created

after 1000 homes were red zoned

following the 2010 and 2011

earthquakes.

Enterprise North Canterbury chief

executive Heather Warwick says a

marina would make Kaiapoi unique.

‘‘This development would attract

residents back into the heart of Kaiapoi

which will help the retailers and

hospitality.’’

The new venture has been proposed

by William Hill Consulting Ltd, a

consortium of local businesses PLC

Group, Smith Crane and Construction,

and Hazeldine Construction.

‘‘They are local and very capable.

They will listen to the community,

versus aconsortium that doesn’t have

that same understanding and

relationship with its town,’’ Ms

Warwick says.

Kaiapoi Promotions Association

chairperson Martin Pinkham says his

organisation is keen to support the

project.

But he is disappointed the concept of

amarket square or village green, which

was identified in the Kaiapoi Town

Centre Plan, appears to have been

overlooked.

‘‘We are really keen to be involved in

the project, because we see the

opportunity to build adestination focus

for Kaiapoi.’’

Heather Warwick

The Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival has

been held on the proposed site in

recent years, Mr Pinkham says.

‘‘We tried Murphy Park afew years

back, but it didn’t connect with the town

centre as well so the retailers didn’t get

the same benefit.’’

Blackwells Department Store

managing director Andrew Blackwell

says the marina proposal is ‘‘an

absolute game­changer for Kaiapoi’’.

‘‘It’s abig project which will create a

lot of jobs and Jedd Pearce (of PLC

Group) has aproven track record as a

developer in the town.’’

Mr Blackwell has sympathy for those

who felt forced to abandoned their

homes after the earthquakes, but says

the town needs to look to the future.

‘‘We are 10 years down the track now

and we have to realise that Kaiapoi

can’t expand too much more, so it’s a

good opportunity to create aresidential

area close to the main shopping area.’’

Kaiapoi resident Brent Cairns opted

to remain in the red zone and was an

Martin Pinkham

Andrew Blackwell

advocate for residents who felt forced

to abandon their homes.

But he says ‘‘things have moved on’’

and the project will benefit the town.

‘‘I would love to see it up and running

as we need to make more use of the

river views.’’

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Waimakariri DistrictCounciland

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‘‘Because of the resourceconsent

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The possibility of residential housing in

Kaiapoi’s former residentialred zonehas

been met withmixedreaction.

More than 1000residential properties

across 100 hectaresofland in Kaiapoi, The

Pines and Kairaki Beach weredeemed

uneconomical to repairinAugust 2011,

following the 2010 and 2011earthquakes.

It led to the government offeringtobuy

the properties from affected residents, with

ahandfulofresidents opting to stay.

The Waimakariri District Council

announced earlier thismonthitis

partneringwith local developer William

Hill Consulting Ltdtoinvestigate a

proposed marina development, on three

hectares of former red zone land on Hilton

Street,behindthe Ruataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centre.

The developmentisexpected to include

high density housing.

While the news of the proposed

development has been welcomedbymost,

some have taken to socialmedia to

question howhousing can be built on land

once deemed uneconomical.

WaimakaririDistrictCouncil strategy

and engagement manager Simon Markham

says he is not surprisedbythe comments.

‘‘Engineers would say they can

remediate anything,but remediating the

land sectionbysection would havebeen

impossible.’’

It onlybecomes feasiblewhen alarge

pocket of land is remediated at once,such

as the 3ha site on HiltonStreet,Mr

Markhamsays.

The siteofthe Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic

Centre had to be remediated with deep

piling at acost of $2 million,beforethe

foundations could be laid.

Other commercial sites, much larger

than anormalresidentialsection, faced

similarcosts, Mr Markham says.

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IMAGE: FILE

land was first mootedaspart of the Kaiapoi

Town Centre Plan,which wasadopted in

November 2018.

The planidentified three sites near the

town centre for mixed used development,

including commercial, retail and housing.

The council’s business centres manager,

Simon Hart, saysamixeddevelopment

with commercial, retailand residential is

much more viable thanapurely residential

development.

But Mr Hart saysthe proposed marina

development is not yet adone deal.

‘‘It’sstillgot to go through afeasibility

study,’’ he says.

‘‘There are three tests­is it technically

feasible, is it economicallyviable and is it

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consentable?’’

The feasibility study is expectedtobe

completed by September nextyear, when

the council will consider whether to enter

into adevelopment plan, allowing William

Hill Consulting Ltd to begin its consent

applications.

Other projects in the former red zone,

such as the proposed community hub and

the aquasports park,have met withsimilar

reactions fromconcerned former residents

and neighbours.

Mr Markham says all projects on former

red zone landgothroughthe normal

consentingprocesstodetermine whether

they are feasible and are subjecttopublic

scrutiny.

Churches aiming to bring Christmas cheer

Kaiapoi churches arehoping to offer

some Christmas cheer amid the

uncertainty of Covid­19.

The pandemichas claimed anumber

of local events including the annual

Kaiapoi Santaparade and Christmas

carnival, carols in the parkand the

WaimakaririCommunity Christmas

Day Lunch.

Reflections Community Trusttrustee

JulieKnowles saysthe trust is

considering alternativestothe annual

Christmas day lunch to connect with

thosewho willbealone.

‘‘We have so many people coming to

the event, but withthe uncertainty with

what the AlertLevel will be, we just felt

we couldn’t do it successfully.’’

Kaiapoi has hostedthe Waimakariri

district’s annual Christmas day lunch

sincethe 2010 and 2011earthquakes.

The eventhas proven to be popular

with all ages and in recent years has

beguntooutgrow its venue, the Kaiapoi

Rugby Clubrooms, which has a

capacity of 100.

Ms Knowles saysone ideaisfor local

churches to visit the elderly, who are

on their own, and givethem aslice of

Christmas cake.

Kaiapoi Anglican vicarRev Sandy

Constablesays the Kaiapoi Brass Band

has agreed to perform on the St

Bartholomew’s Church lawn on Cass

Street, for an informal Carols by

Candlelight on Sundayevening,

December 19.

‘‘We wantedtodosomething for the

community because people look

forward to singing Christmas carols

and we figured it needed to be an

outside event, so there’sless risk,’’ she

says.

Ms Constable says each of the four

Anglican congregations in the Kaiapoi

parishwill be hostingthe usual

Christmas services.

A‘‘Blue Christmas’’ service will also

be offeredatStBartholomew’s Church

on December 4for those experiencing

loss or unable to be withlovedones at

this time of year.

The annualStBartholomew’s

Christmas pageantwillbeheld during

the usualSunday service on December

5, withchildren welcome to come along

dressed up and to take part.

The Kaiapoi Co­operating Parishwill

be hold its annual St Andrew’s Day

service with apiper and drummer

outside the church this Sunday.

The usual Christmas services will

also be held,including the Lessonsand

CarolsserviceonDecember 12.

Rev Stephanie Wells will also be

officially farewelled on December 19

after fiveyearsatthe parish,asshe

leavestotake up anew appointment in

the New Year.

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Christmas church services, contact the

local churches.

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Gabi’sjourney from volunteer to co-ordinator

By DAVIDHILL

When Gabi Barlow began volunteering at

Kaiapoi Community Support (KCS) six

years ago, she never imagined she would

one day be running the social support

agency.

Gabi took over as co­ordinator at KCS,

aservice of Community Wellbeing North

Canterbury, in September, having

previously volunteered from 2015 to 2020.

‘‘It will always have aplace in my

heart, whether volunteering aday aweek

or helping out with Toot for Tucker, but I

would never have imagined Iwould be

back running the place,’’ she says.

‘‘It’s about helping people out when

they need it and giving back, because I’ve

been that person who needed that help.’’

Gabi started volunteering in 2015 when

afriend suggested she give it ago.

‘‘I thought Iwould do three to six

months and Iended up staying until last

year.

‘‘I was amum at home for 10 years and

Ineeded to upskill so Icould get back

into the workforce.’’

Volunteering at KCS led Gabi to

studying for adegree in health, which

she has just completed.

Gabi says there has been an increase in

need for food banks throughout North

Canterbury in the wake of Covid­19.

But there is still stigma around going to

afood bank, ‘‘so it’s about challenging

that’’.

‘‘We are seeing people come in for

support who have never needed to before

and it’s not just for food, it’s for awhole

range of wellbeing services.

‘‘We are afriendly bunch and here at

Wellbeing we have wrap around services

to tackle those wider social issues.’’

Gabi says Wellbeing North Canterbury

is asupportive organisation to work for

and she is backed by ‘‘an amazing clinical

team and support team’’.

She also has some ‘‘amazing

volunteers’’ who range in age from

19­years to senior citizens.

‘‘Volunteering needs to be awin, win.

The organisation benefits and the

volunteer benefits, whether it’s

upskilling or the opportunity for social

connection.’’

KCS has abusy time in the lead up to

Christmas, including Toot for Tucker on

December 7, with the Kaiapoi collection

set to stock up KCS’ community pantry

ahead of the Christmas rush.

‘‘We want to break the record again this

year and we need to because we are

seeing ahigher level of need,’’ Gabi says.

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Local student aims high

AKaiapoi teenager is one step closerto

achievinghis dream.

Braden Sole, who attends Burnside High

School in Christchurch,has received a

$12,000scholarship through OCS New

Zealand and FirstFoundation,towards

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For the past sevenyears, Braden has

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youth programme, wherehis passionfor

helpingpeople in amedical capacity has

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He was namedStJohn District Cadetof

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‘‘Mytime withStJohn has led me to look

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‘‘This field wouldallow me to do what I

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Braden is also aYear 12 prefect, ajunior

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Dream big ... Kaiapoi teenager Braden

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engineering at the same time.

‘‘I’m looking forward to following his

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Mixed bag for local teams

CRICKET

Darfield maintained its lead at

the topofcountry cricket on

Saturday with acommanding

win overcompetition rivals

Cheviot.

There were also wins for

Oxford­Rangiora, Sefton, and

Weedons in the latest round of

the CRVAmbreed Country

Premier One Day 2021/22

competition at the weekend.

At thepicturesque Cheviot

Domain, the away side,

Darfield, batted firstand got off

to the perfectstartwith openers

NickJenkins andLiam Foulkes

putting on 127 runs for the first

wicket.

When Foulkeswas out for 45,

Canterbury star Henry Shipley,

fresh fromhis latest heroics in

the Plunket Shield,came in to

smash 42 off just21balls to keep

the momentumgoing.

Jenkins wasout in just the

22ndover for 77 off65balls,

helping liftDarfield to 249/8 in

its allotted 45 overs.

Scott Burnett was the standout

Cheviotbowler, claiming afive

wicket bag.

Shipley opened the Darfield

bowling and removed Ted

Whelan andthe dangerous

Harry Fitzpatrick,beforeLiam

Foulkes’ off­spin through the

middleovers completed the

dominant win.

OnlyCheviot opener Ryan

Ellis, withawell­made 61,

showed much resilience as the

Magpies collapsed to be all out

for 129inthe 33rd over, falling

to aheavy 120­run defeat.

Oxford­Rangiora,with afew of

theirconsistent performers

away,pickedupaquality 80­run

victory overOhoka at

Mandeville.

New openingpairJonty

Fleming (44 off 68) and Eden

Sinclair (40 off 90) setupthe win

with afine 83­run opening

stand, as Oxford­Rangiora made

169/8inits 45 overs.

Ohoka, also depleted, never

threatened the total especially

afterJake Waghorn knocked off

threekey scalps at the top of the

order.

Thenitwas Nathan Cook who

stolethe show. Cook’sleft­arm

spinners tore through the

remaining Ohoka batters, who

had no answer, leaving him with

the quality figures of 6/22 off 6.3

overs.

Sefton overcame Leeston­

Southbridge to claim asolid

awayvictory, afterdefending

237/6. Five Sefton players

scored more than 30, with Matt

Laffey the pick, making aruna­ball

half­century.

After Canterbury seamer

Fraser Sheat blasted out three

top­order wickets,Toby Doyle

(49 off57) and Chris Beatson (49

off 65) setabout resurrecting the

chase.

But when they fell in the 21st

and 26th overs respectively,

nobody elsewas able to step up

and the visitors claimed a72­run

win.

In the final game of the round,

Weedons walloped Lincoln by 83

runs,with BradNightingalethe

standout performer, top­scoring

in the match with 64.

Southbrookhadthe bye.

Short scorecards:

Darfield 249/8 (N Jenkins 77, L

Foulkes45, HShipley 42, A

Collins 35no;SBurnett 5/25, C

Sidey 2/34) beat Cheviot 129 (R

Ellis61, JHarris22; LFoulkes

4/19,HShipley 2/12, THauschild

2/28).

Oxford­Rangiora169/8(J

Fleming 44, ESinclair 40, J

Waghorn21; MBurns4/23, A

Hamilton 2/24) beatOhoka 89 (N

Burnett 28; NCook6/22,J

Waghorn3/12).

Sefton 237/6 (M Laffey 50, L

Taylor 40, CWarner 34,B

Fleming 31no, OBragg 30no; L

O'Sullivan 2/44) beat Leeston­

Southbridge 165 (T Doyle49, C

Beatson49; FSheat 3/19,CRowe

Singh3/28, MCampbell 3/38).

Weedons 213(BNightingale 64,

JRichards 42, SClarke33, J

Watson 27; TCross 4/21, BMoore

3/54)beat Lincoln 130 (T

Holland 37, JSuzana 24; H

Pandya 4/24,HD’Arcy 2/22, C

Robson 2/26).

SPORT

The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

27

Top 10 for Bronwyn

TRAMPOLINE

By SHELLEY TOPP

Rangiora trampolinist

Bronwyn Dibb and her coach

Nigel Humphreys had an

eventful journey to the World

TrampolineChampionships

in Azerbaijan, Eastern

Europe, recently.

Planningthe long journey

involved many hurdles in the

Covid­19 environment.

‘‘We both needed to get

MIQ spots on the way home,’’

said Nigel, who is senior

coach at ICE Trampoline

Sports in Rangiora.

‘‘I got one for November24,

but Bron couldn’t get one

until December 22, so she has

to spend four weeks in

London with an auntie before

she can come home. In saying

that we were both very lucky

to get spots in MIQ anyway.’’

There were also issues with

GymnasticsNew Zealand

which was concerned about

Bronwyn’swelfare being

overseas for so long. Bronwyn

has also been suffering from a

back injury, which has now

healed, but effectedher

training until three weeks

ago.

‘‘Bron’s training is now

Bronwyn Dibb

going very well and she is

certainlyontrack for another

excellent performance,asin

2019 when she won asilver

medal in the women’sdouble

mini trampoline event,’’

Nigel said. ‘‘It was New

Zealand’sfirst world

championshipmedal for 21

years.’’

Nigel was ‘‘a bit nervous’’

about travelling to Europe

during the pandemic, but

trusted the event organisers

to provide asafe event.

Nigel and Bronwyn had to

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Adiverse range of wines and styleswere

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Petter.

Petter was joined by PaulHarre and

Adam Bennettonthe judging panel.

Entries were open to the whole

Canterbury district and the effectsofa

toughbusinessyear, battlingCovid­19

restrictions and some damaging frosts,

attracted asmallernumber of entries this

year.But theywere a‘‘seriously high

quality field,’’ the judges said.

In addition to the panel of judges, there

was aPeople’s Choicepanel, which

included alocal chef,avet and an

education professional. This triofocused

on rating wines for their drinkability,

rather than precise winemaking, givingthe

opportunity to showcase another couple of

superb wines from the local area.

Unfortunately the wines could not get

RURAL LIFE

The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

29

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any local exposure this year due to the A&P

showbeing closedtothe public and only

selected animal classes beingrun.

The Champion Muddy Water

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through to the Aotearoa RegionalWine

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top Canterbury wine. The TerraceEdge

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bothcompetitions.

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Grace 2019 Chardonnay; OldGlenmark

Vicarage, 2014 PinotNoir; House of Ball,

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Mon Cheval 2019Dry Riesling; 27 Seconds,

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2020Pinot Gris; Waipara Downs,2018

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(Natural Wine of Show);Silver WingNada

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Bronze: Old Glenmark Vicarage, 2020

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School, champion. Junior DairyCalf:

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Champion ... Gordon McCormick, of

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AmeliaBay, Oxford Area School,

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School, reservechampion. Senior Beef

Calf: Elizabeth Cooper, Oxford Area

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30 The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

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Rams sale season opens

Ram fairseason is in full swingin

Canterbury.

Whileram saleswere heldatMt

Somers and Waimatelastweek,

attentionturns to Canterbury

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Rams from all over the South Island

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Whilenumbers were down last year,

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Once the auction finishes,attention

will turn to the annualMint Lamb

competition, with judgingat3.30pm,

followed by the presentations.

The inaugural Virtual BeefAwards

will be announced in amarquee on the

cattle lawn, with the judges and

exhibitors arriving from 6pm ahead of

thelivestream and presentationsfrom

6.30pm.

Ram sales continue nextmonth with

the annual TheGums­Stevenson

Genetics Sale at CheviotonDecember

2and the Red Oak Romney and Half­

Bred SaleatWekaPass the next day.

The Glenaffric South Suffolkand

Corriedale Salewill be held at

Waipara on December 9and the Mt

Cass Station WiltshireLamband Ram

Sale at Waipara on January 19.

The Stevenson familyhas been

breeding andsellingfor morethan 100

years,with Mark and Joanne

Stevenson striving to help their clients

overcomethe challengeoffootrot.

‘‘This yearweare highlighting our

rams’industryleading footrot EBV’s

[estimated breeding values],’’ Mr

Stevenson says.

‘‘We’ve worked hardbuilding a

genetic base thatislesssusceptible to

footrot, so our clients won’thave to

work as hardwiththeir progeny.’’

Mr Stevenson saysfootrot is an issue

which creates extra workfor farmers

and cancripple abusiness.

‘‘Wesee footrot resistanceasa

critical partofbuilding aresilient

business,’’hesays.

Morethan200 ramswill go underthe

hammer, includingquarterbred,

halfbred, PollMerinos,Dorset Down

andSouthDorsetrams.

‘‘We run our ram hoggets under

challenging conditions at timestosee

how they perform,’’ Mr Stevensonsays.

‘‘It is critical thatweidentify those

that cannot handlevaried conditions,

asatthe end of the day thatiswhat

their progeny needtohandlefrom

time to time.

‘‘Sheep need to be easycare,

productive,profitable and fun to

farm.’’

Overseer concerns remain

By DAVIDHILL

Community leaders have expressed

relief at the adoption of new nitrate

limits and minimum flows for

Waimakariri.

Waimakariri Zone Committee

chairperson Michael Blackwell says

Environment Canterbury’s (ECan)

adoption of Plan Change 7tothe

Canterbury Land and Water Regional

Plan has been along time coming.

‘‘I think everyone is pleased to get it

over the line, it’s been ahuge effort to get

there.

‘‘It will be acontinuation of responses,

some people will be disappointed and

some will be happy, but we now have

something to work with.’’

The zone committee was first formed in

2012, with efforts to develop azone

implementation plan addendum (ZIPA)

stepping up in 2016 until it was adopted

by ECan and the Waimakariri District

Council in December 2018.

Plan Change 7addresses 59

recommendations from the ZIPA.

While people would like decisions to

be made faster, Mr Blackwell says

‘‘you’ve got to talk with your community

and bring them with you’’.

‘‘If you try to force change it doesn’t

work.’’

The farm management software

Overseer, which is ‘‘a corner stone’’ of

Plan Change 7was the subject of review

earlier this year.

The review found that Overseer was

‘‘fundamentally flawed’’.

Mr Blackwell hopes ‘‘some big brains’’

can come up with asolution as attention

turns to writing new freshwater plans by

2024.

Waimakariri Landcare Trust

chairperson Sam Spencer­Bower says

while the delays have been frustrating,

the trust is pleased its concerns were

listened to.

‘‘We are pleased the nitrate loss table

has had the longer time frames removed,

which removes the sub areas within the

nitrate priority area.’’

But he acknowledges the new nitrate

limits will be achallenge and concerns

remain around groundwater consent

renewal changes.

Michael Blackwell

‘‘We are committed to doing what we

can to support farmers to develop

solutions and strategies to meet the new

targets,’’ Mr Spencer­Bower says.

The trust plans to continue working

collaboratively to develop water quality

measuring and monitoring to help inform

future plan changes.

But for now, Plan Change 7regulations

were based on the use of Overseer, ‘‘so

that is what we will work with’’, he says.

Federated Farmers North Canterbury

president Caroline Amyes says there

weren’t too many surprises in the

adopted Plan Change 7, but concerns

remain.

She says Overseer was ‘‘never designed

as aregulatory tool’’, so Federated

Farmers will continue to voice its

concerns.

‘‘We are hoping that for the 2024 plan it

will be taken into account.’’

The 10­year consent window remains a

concern, as it impacts on farmers’ long

term planning, she says.

Ms Amyes says Federated Farmers’

policy analysts will continue poring over

the document in the coming weeks to

consider how the new winter grazing and

nitrate leaching rules line up against the

government’s National Policy Statement

on freshwater.

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Joining the fray ... More farm machinery rolls on to Memorial Avenue, near the

Christchurch International Airport on Sunday.

Family protest ... Siblings, Hayley Earl, aged 14, right, with her twin sister and brother,

Josie Earl, aged 12, centre, and Connor Earl, aged 12, far left during the Groundswell protest

outside the Hurunui District Council Service Centre last Sunday afternoon.

Tractor mates ... Kyle Jerebine, of Amberley, with his dog, Sophie, during the protest at

Amberley.

Protesting with grandad ... Arnaud Acton­Adams, aretired farmer from Rangiora, with

his dog Nick, and his granddaughter, Niamh Jennings, aged 10, at Amberley.


Hitting the streets ... Protesters share their views with motorists on Memorial Avenue in

Christchurch on Sunday.

Rural Advocacy Network chairman ... Jamie McFadden, who was also one of the

Groundswell protest co­ordinators, outside the Hurunui District Council Service Centre,

during the Amberley protest.

Protestors ... Yvette Palmer, of Amberley, left, and Yoshima Donnelly, of Amberley, during

the Groundswell protest at Amberley.

Sunday drive ... Tractors roll through Kaiapoi on Sunday on their way to the Groundswell

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What’s happening in your

community…

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

Councils Mobilise on Forced Three

Waters Reform

Last week Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon sent

aletter to the Prime Minister onbehalf of30

Mayors and Councils across New Zealand to

seek ameeting toaddress the now forced Three

Waters Reform.

Mayor Dan says, “Across the Local Government

sector there was near consensus that the model

now being mandated wasn’t acceptable to Councils

or our communities.”

Concurrently asmaller group of Councils, made

up of Timaru, Whangarei and Waimakariri,

have filed legal proceedings seeking to affirm

Local Government’s rights and obligations as

infrastructure asset owners.

It also seeks adeclaration whether it would be

unlawful for the Government’s public education

campaign to contain incorrect or misleading

information in regards to local council’s rights,

obligations and duties.

Waimakariri District councillors unanimously

supported the decision to launch proceedings at an

extraordinary meeting earlier in November.

Aqua Play Park to Open Late November

The WHoW Trust have been given the green light to

operate anAqua Play Park in Kaiapoi’s NCF Reserve.

The Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board granted the

Trust aLicence to Occupy for aterm of three years,

and resource consents have been granted from

both Waimakariri District Council and Environment

Canterbury torun the inflatable water park.

The Trust plan to open “Kaikanui Aqualand NZ” on

Saturday 27 November.

“Because of the resource consent conditions we

feel assured that there won’tbeany negative

impacts onthe environment, and it will be a

positive addition for Kaiapoi by bringing more

visitors to the town”, says Chris Brown, Manager

Community and Recreation.

Aqualand would primarily be made up of floating

bouncy castles and pontoons and will operate for

six months of the year during the peak summer

months and holidays. In the off-season, inflatables

and any other ancillary buildings will be packed

down and stored away.

During consultation for the proposal, 89

submissions were received, with 71 percent

supporting the project and 23 percent opposed.

The concerns from those who opposed the play

park were around water quality, impact on wildlife,

traffic management and parking, noise and the

risk of vandalism. The resource consent conditions

manage those concerns raised.

Proposed District Plan

You have till this Friday 26 November to let us

know what you think about the Proposed District

Plan. Pop online to waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk to

give usyour feedback and remember to can also

visit our Rangiora Service Centre Monday to Friday

from 8.30am –5pm to speak directly to aplanner.

Get Your Second Jab Heading into Summer

We arewell onour way with overeighty percentof

Waimakaririnow having had bothvaccines. There are

anumber of bookableand walk-in clinics available

overthe coming weeks to finaliseyourvaccination.

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clinic near you.

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Keep the kids entertained over the summer

holidays with fun challenges and stickers to

collect every time you visit the Library!

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Dog Register

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The summer holidays bring an influx of lost and

found dogs.

If your contact details in the Dog Register are up to

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• Neutering details

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From November to Marcheachyear we’ll be visiting

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LOCAL ARTS SCENE

North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

35

Exhibition survives Covid

By SHELLEY TOPP

Upcoming Council

meetings

The following meetings will

be held in December 2021.All

meetings will be held in the

Council Chamber, 215 High Street,

Rangiora, unless otherwise stated.

Council

Tuesday 7December at1pm.

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board

Wednesday 8December at7pm.

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Thursday 9December at 7pmintheA&P

Room,Oxford TownHall, Main Street, Oxford.

(The Public Forum section of the agenda

will occur from 7-7.20pm.)

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

Monday 13 December at 5pm inthe

Kaikanui Room, atthe Ruataniwha Kaiapoi

Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

Woodend-Seon Community Board

Monday 13 December at 6pm at theWoodend

CommunityCentre, SchoolRoad,Woodend.

Mahi Tahi Joint Development Committee

Tuesday 14December at 9am.

District Planning and

Regulation Committee

Tuesday 14December at 1pm.

Utilities and Roading Committee

Tuesday 14December at 2:30pm.

Community and Recreation Committee

Tuesday 14December at 4pm.

To ensure compliance with theCovid-19

restrictions,some of themeetings’

arrangementsmay change. Pleasecheck

theCouncil’s website waimakariri.govt.nz

forthe latest updates.

Allmeetingsare open to thepublic.

Agendas areavailable twoworking days

priortothe meeting.

Agendas and minutes for meetings

can be found onthe Council's website:

waimakariri.govt.nz

Sarah Nichols

Governance Manager

It was thirdtime luckyfor the

Rangiora Art Society’s(RAS)

annual SpringInto Spring

exhibition in Rangiora.

Lastyear’sexhibition was

cancelled because of Covid­19

lockdownrestrictions and this

year’s exhibition looked likelytogo

the same way.

Aday before the exhibition was

scheduledtoopen, it lookedlikeit

might have to be postponedor

cancelledagain whentwo Covid­19

Delta caseswere reported in

Christchurch.

Afterananxious waituntil

Thursday afternoonthe all clear

was given for theexhibition to go

ahead when Canterbury remained

at Level 2restrictions.

‘‘Itwas ahuge relief,’’ RAS

president Margaret Stephenson

said.

‘‘Wehave hadlots of positive

comments aboutthe exhibition, so

it hasbeen great.’’

It was the first time the society

has heldits exhibition at the

Rangiora Showgrounds function

centre and it’s hopedtomake it a

permanent venue for the event.

‘‘Wemeetthereevery Tuesday

for painting days, so it feels like

home,’’ she said.

The guest artist was Lyttelton’s

AdriennePavelka, awatercolourist

Merit award winner ... Rangiora artist Sarah Beal won amerit award with

her oil painting Pastures Green.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

who beganher careerasagraphic

artist.

The exhibitionhad two main

awards, the Russell Andrew

Memorial Cup,won by LibbyHandy

for her oil painting, AfarAnd Above.

The Gordon Harris Award was

won by Mary Fraserfor her oil

painting Briar Rose.

Rangiora artist SarahBeal won

the People’s ChoiceAward withher

oil painting Pastures Green,which

also won aMerit Award.

‘‘There were ahuge number of

votesfor the People’sChoice

Award,’’ Margaret said.

‘‘I think nearly everyone who

attendedthe exhibition voted, and

Sarah’s painting was avery clear

favourite.’’

It’sall in the mind for Kaiapoi artist

By SHELLEY TOPP

Abstractartist PaulSmith enjoys

taking risks withhis painting style

and his latestexhibition It’s All In

The Mind You Know reflects that.

Paul wasborn in EastLondon,

but he has lived in Kaiapoi for 50

years.

He is aretiredpainter and

paperhanger who has swapped the

largebrushes of his tradefor

smaller paint brushes,and has been

creating striking abstract paintings

from his home garage for 35 years.

‘‘Some peoplethinkabstract art is

just aboutthrowing abit of paint on

to ablank canvas.

‘‘Butthere is muchmore to it than

that,’’ he says

He beginshis paintingswith an

open mind and allowsthe flowof

painttodictate how he progresses

with the work.

‘‘It is all about creating balance

with the right colours.’’

Paul loves colour.

Orange andlime are favourites

Amoment to live for ... Kaiapoi artist Paul Smith with his acrylic work Live

The Moment.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

and he often adds one or both hues

to his paintings.

He has paintingsinhomesand

businesses nationwide and

overseas, whilesome of his artwork

features in local galleries.

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon

has one of Paul’s paintings, As Time

Goes By,hanging in his office and

some art­for­hire businesses also

feature Paul’s work,but he still

callshimself an amateurpainter.

‘‘I could not painteighthours a

day likesome artistsdo,’’ he says.

Sculpture destined for Cathedral

Asculpture by Amberley's Sharon

Earl is destinedfor the reinstated

Christ Church Cathedral,whichis

scheduled to open early in 2028.

The artwork, But Now, Under

Bright Blue Sky,was created by

Sharon as ‘‘a love letter to

Christchurch’’ in recognition of

the loss of architecture and

history in the 2010­11

Christchurch earthquakes.

It was also intended to reflect

the artist’s optimism that

Christchurch would regenerate as

agreat new city.

The sculpture was sold to its

former Auckland owners through

aChristchurch Art Centre art

gallery once owned by Ohoka

artist Min Kim.

When the sculpture’s owners

decided to close their business

soon after last year’s first Covid­

19 lockdown, the board of

directors decided the work should

be displayed in Christchurch.

With that in mind they gifted it

to the city.

‘‘It was an incredibly generous

gesture to gift arather expensive

art work to the city,’’Sharon said.

The sculpture is in storage and

will remain there until the new

cathedral opens.

It is along wait, but Sharon is

excited the sculpture has

returned to Christchurch and she

is looking forward to seeing it

installed in thenew cathedral.

Sharon created the work using a

drawing she did as ateenager of a

stained glass window in one of the

Christchurch Art Centre rooms.

Many years later when Min Kim

approachedher for sculptures to

sell in her new gallery in the arts

centre, Sharon was astonished to

see the window she had sketched

as abasis for her But Now, Under

Bright Blue Sky sculpture was a

feature in Min’s new gallery

space.

‘‘It was quite extraordinary,’’

she said.

Before meeting Min, Sharon

considered givingupart, but the

connectionbetween the gallery

window, her sculpture and

meeting Min, who loved her work,

convinced her to continue.

It is adecision she hasn’t

regretted.

She now does commissionsfrom

alarge workshop behind her

home whereshe also has asmall

gallery for displaying her work.


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PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Mackenzie Holdings 20201 Ltd

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Rangiora for the issue of

an On Licence in respect of

the premises situated at 468

Mandeville Road known as

The Platform Bar, Restaurant

&Cafe.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to be

conducted) under the licence

is Restaurant.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be) sold

under the licence are: Sunday

to Thursday 8am to 11pm,

Friday & Saturday 8am to

12am.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Waimakariri District Licensing

Committee at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled to

object and who wishes to object

to the issue of the licence may,

not later than 15 working days

after the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice in

writing of the objection with the

Secretary of the Waimakariri

District Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005, Rangiora.

No objection to the issue of

a licence may be made in

relation to amatter other than

amatter specified in section

105(1) of the Sale and Supply

of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice.This notice was

first published on 18 November

2021.

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Rangiora Country Music

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1st December at the

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Public Notices

FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2022 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Submissions

On 12 October 2021 the Waimakariri District Council considered the submissions received on its initial proposal regarding the

representation arrangements for the Council and its constituent community boards to apply for the local elections to be held on 8

October 2022.

The Council received fifteen submissions on its proposal. Eight submissions were in favour of the Council’s proposal. Seven

submissions contained objections to various elements of the proposal, as follows.

• One submitter wanted the removal of wards and for Councillors to be elected by the whole district.

• Two submitters objected to the continuance of community boards.

• Six submitters objected to asubdivision within the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board (two of those submitters objected to the

continuance of community boards in general).

• One submitter objected to the community board names (and objected to the continuance of community boards in general).

• One submitter sought more than ten Councillors.

• Two submitters sought less than ten Councillors.

Final Proposal

Having considered all of the objections, the Council (at its 2November 2021 meeting) resolved to adopt its initial proposal as the

Council’s final proposal.

The Council rejected the matters raised in objections for the following reasons:

• The Council agreed to retain wards as communities of interest are located in identifiable geographical areas.

• The Council agreed to retain community boards as the majority of submitters believed they aid representation to the Council.

• The Council agreed to retaining the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board subdivision with asix (Rangiora subdivision)/two (Ashley

subdivision) member split as they wished to retain rural members to ensure effective representation.

• The Council agreed to retain all ward, community board and subdivision names for reasons of familiarity to electors and

consistency.

• The Council agreed to retaining ten Councillors as that number is in line with Councils of asimilar size.

Therefore the final proposal is as follows.

Council Representation

It is proposed that the Council comprise of ten (10) members elected from three (3) wards, and the mayor. The three wards reflect the

following identified communities of interest:

Ward

Communities of Interest

Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward

The east coast of the District including Clarkville, Kaiapoi, Tuahiwi, Woodend,

Pegasus, Ravenswood, Waikuku and Sefton

Rangiora-Ashley Ward

Rangiora (including Southbrook) Fernside, Cust, Mairaki Downs, Ashley,Loburn

and Okuku to the Garry River

Oxford-Ohoka Ward

Eyreton, Ohoka, Mandeville, Swannanoa, West Eyreton, Eyrewell, Oxford urban

and rural, Lees Valley and Glentui

The population that each member will represent is as follows:

Ward Population Members Population

(2018 census) (Councillors) per member

Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward 24,900 4 6,225

Rangiora-Ashley Ward 26,700 4 6,675

Oxford-Ohoka Ward 13,050 2 6,525

Total 64,650 10 6,465

In accordance with section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 the population that each member represents must be within the range

of 6,465 +/- 10% (5,820 to 7,110), unless particular community of interest considerations justifyotherwise.

Community Board Representation

It is proposed that the following four community boards be elected:

Community Board

Area of Community

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

Located in the southernarea of the Kaiapoi–Woodend Ward,

including Clarkville, Kaiapoi and Tuahiwi

Woodend-Sefton Community Board

Located in the northernarea of the Kaiapoi–Woodend Ward,

including Woodend, Pegasus, Ravenswood, Waikuku and Sefton

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board

Located in the Rangiora-Ashley Ward

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Located in the Oxford-Ohoka Ward

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi and Woodend-Sefton Community Boards

The Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi and Woodend- Sefton Community Boards will each elect five (5) members. The boards will not be subdivided for

electoral purposes. They will each have two appointed members (councillors) as follows:

Community Board

Number of members from ward

Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board

2members appointed from the Kaiapoi–Woodend Ward

Woodend-Sefton Community Board

2members appointed from the Kaiapoi–Woodend Ward

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board

The Rangiora-Ashley Community Board will elect eight (8) members. Four members (councillors) will be appointed to the Board from

the Rangiora-Ashley Ward.

The Rangiora-Ashley Community Board will be subdivided for electoral purposes as follows:

Subdivision

Area of Subdivision

Rangiora

Rangiora and Southbrook (urban)

Ashley

Fernside, Cust, Mairaki Downs, Ashley,Loburnand Okuku to the

Garry River (rural)

The population that the members of each subdivision will represent is shown below:

Subdivision Population Board Population

(2018 census) Members per member

Rangiora 19,400 6 3,233

Ashley 7,360 2 3,680

Total 26,760 8 3,345

The population each member of the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board represents falls within the range of 3,345 +/- 10% (3,010 to

3,680) in accordance with section 19V(2) of the Act.

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

The Oxford-Ohoka Community Board will elect six (6) members. Two(2) members (councillors) will be appointed to the Board from

the Oxford-Ohoka Ward.

The Oxford-Ohoka Community Board will be subdivided for electoral purposes as follows:

Subdivision

Area of Subdivision

Ohoka-Swannanoa

Ohoka, Mandeville, Swannanoa

Oxford

West Eyreton, Eyrewell, Oxford urban and rural, Lees Valley and Glentui

The population that the members of each subdivision will represent is shown below:

Subdivision Population Board Population

(2018 census) Members per member

Ohoka-Swannanoa 6,620 3 2,207

Oxford 6,450 3 2,150

Total 13,070 6 2,178

The population each member of the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board represents falls within the range of 2,180 +/- 10% (1,960 to 2,400)

in accordance with section 19V(2) of the Act.

Appeals and objections

Any person who made asubmission on the Council’s initial proposal may lodge an appeal against the Council’s decision. An appeal

must relate to the matters raised in that person’s submission.

Appeals must be made in writing and must be received by Council no later than 20 December 2021.

Appeals are to be forwarded to: Attention: Sarah Nichols, Governance Manager (021 679 063), Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440.

Physical address:

Rangiora Service Centre (215 High Street, Rangiora).

Email:

representation@wmk.govt.nz

Further Information

Direct any queries regarding the Council’s decision to Sarah Nichols (contact details above).

Jim Harland

Chief Executive

18 November 2021

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Protecting native taonga

species with predator control

in Arthur’s Pass.

To protect orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka from local extinction in

Arthur’sPassand Lake Sumner areathe DepartmentofConservation (DOC),

Rangiora District intends to carry out predator control over approximately

53,765 hectares of public conservation land. (Refer to the application area

on map)

Descriptionofthe area

The Arthur’s Pass project area includes the Crawford, Polar, Poulter and Savannah

ranges, as well as the western ends of theDampierand Studleigh ranges.

The southern boundary runs from near Binser Saddle inawesterly direction to apoint

just past Douglas Stream. The western boundary then more or less follows the ridge

onto the Polar Range to Walker Pass, Mt Hunt and Worsley Pass towards MtKoeti

before dropping downtothe Minchin Bivouac and back uptoMtByrne.

The northern boundary runs from Mt Byrne along the Crawford Range to the Lake

Mason Hut. The eastern boundary runsfrom Binser Saddletothe head of Lower Farm

Stream, follows the Poulter River East Branch across toBull Creek and up onto the

Dampier and Studleigh rangesthen downtonear Lake MasonHut.

TheArthur’s Passand Lake Sumner areaispredominately beech forest with open and

steep sidedriver valleys that extendtotussocklandsand exposedmountain tops.Itis

home to orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, great spotted kiwi/roroa, rock wren/

pīwauwau andyellowhead/mohua.

Why we are doing predatorcontrol.

Predation by rodents and stoats causes orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka and

other threatenednativespecies to decline and, in some cases, they face localextinction.

Predator control works

In 2019 asimilar predator control operation was undertaken. Since then, the wild

population of orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka inArthur’s Pass and Lake

Sumner has grown from approximately 150-200 to just over 300 birds.

Method of predatorcontrol

DOC has worked closely with its Treaty partner Te NgāiTūāhuriri Rūnunga on desired

outcomes and consulted with stakeholders and thecommunity.

From the 2nd of December 2021 helicopters will aerially apply baits containing

biodegradable 1080 over the area shown on the map. Non-toxic prefeed bait will be

applied 5-7 days beforehand to entice the rodents to eatthe pellets.

Non-toxic pre-feedbaits arecylindrical cerealpellets, approximately 2cminlength and

sandy coloured (not dyed). Prefeed contains acinnamonluretoattract rodents.

Toxic baits are cylindrical cereal pellets, approximately 2cminlength. They are dyed

green todeter birds and contain acinnamon lure to attract rodents. Each toxic bait

contains 0.15% of sodium fluoroacetate (1080).

The aerial operation uses calibrated buckets and GIS mapping technology to ensure

bait drops in thedesignatedarea. Please see map attached.

Thepesticideis poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Always remember:

• DO NOT touchoreat thebait

• WATCH CHILDREN at all times

• DO NOT EAT animals fromthis area

• Toxic baits andcarcasses are DEADLYtoDOGS

Observe theserules whenever you see warning signs placed at thepublicaccess ways

in the above areas. Warning signs indicate that pesticide residues may remain inbaits

and carcasses, possibly formore than six months.

If you suspect poisoning

Always contact: Your local doctor or local hospital orthe National Poisons Centre:

0800 764766 (urgent calls) or 03 479 7248 or dial 111.

For further information,contactthe Arthur’s Pass Operation Controller:

Vector Free Marlborough Limited

PO Box 5171,Springlands, Blenheim7241

Freephone: 0508548 008

Email: communications@vectorfree.co.nz

Adetailed map of the application area may be viewedatthe following locations:

DOC’s Rangiora Office, and DOC’s website for pesticide summaries and the Vector

FreeMarlborough Limited website:

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/pesticide-summaries/

http://www.vectorfree.co.nz/current-aerial-operations.html

Visit also: www.doc.govt.nz/tiakina-nga-manu

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Public Notice

Decisionsonsubmissions on PlanChange2

to theWaimakaririRiver Regional Plan

Pursuant to clause10of theFirst Schedule of

the ResourceManagement Act1991,Canterbury

Regional Council(Environment Canterbury)

gives public notice that it has made decisionson

provisionsand mattersraisedinsubmissions on

Plan Change 2tothe WaimakaririRiver Regional

Plan (PC2).

PC2 isamended inaccordancewith thedecisions

from the dateofthis public notice.

Any person who made asubmission on PC2

may appeal to theHigh Court against adecision

on submissions, butonly onaquestion of law.

Appeals mustbefiled inthe High Courtwithin 15

working days after receiving notification of the

decisionsonsubmissions.

Acopy of thefull Public Notice regarding PC2,

including information onthe inspection and

availabilityofPC2,isavailable at ecan.govt.nz/

wrrppc2.

If you haveany questions aboutPC2,please

contact Customer Services on 0800324 636orby

email to ecinfo@ecan.govt.nz.

This public notice was given on 20 November 2021.

Dr Stefanie Rixecker

CHIEFEXECUTIVE

Please contactEnvironment

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Public Notice

Decisions onsubmissions on Plan Change

7tothe CanterburyLandand Water

Regional Plan

Pursuant toclause 10 of the First Schedule of

theResource Management Act 1991, Canterbury

Regional Council (Environment Canterbury)

givespublic notice that ithas made decisions on

provisions and matters raised in submissions on

Plan Change 7to the Canterbury Land and Water

Regional Plan (PC7).

PC7isamended inaccordance with the decisions

from the date ofthis public notice.

Anyperson who made asubmission onPC7

may appeal to the High Court against adecision

on submissions, but only on aquestion of law.

Appeals must be filed inthe High Court within 15

working days after receiving notification of the

decisions on submissions.

Acopy of the full Public Notice regarding PC7,

including information onthe inspection and

availability of PC7, is available at ecan.govt.nz/

lwrppc7.

If you have any questions about PC7, please

contactCustomer Services on 0800 324 636 orby

email toecinfo@ecan.govt.nz.

This public notice was given on 20 November 2021.

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Situations Vacant

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

Section 101,Sale

and Supply of

AlcoholAct 2012

HM Liquor Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the issue of

an OffLicence in respectof

the premises situated at 16

Southbrook Rd, Rangiora

known as Liquorland

Southbrook.

The general nature ofthe

business conducted under

the licenceisbottlestore.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is soldunderthe licence are

Monday to Sunday 9am to

10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

LicensingCommittee at 215

HighStreet, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, no later

than 15working days after

the date ofthe publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora.

No objection to the issue

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 105(1) of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This isthe first publication

of thisnotice.

BUILDING SUPPLIES YARD ASSISTANT

Do you have apassion for DIY/Building and Customer Service?

Bashers is an independent building supplies outlet serving the

farming, building and DIY community in the Hurunui District. We are

seeking afull-time Service Assistant for the timber yard. Afull drivers

license and forkliftlicense is essential. HT license an advantage.

Full time hours: Monday 7am to 5.30pm, Tues-Fri 7.30am to 5pm

If you have:

•Enthusiasm and team spirit

•Good time management

•Forkliftexperience

•Excellent communication skills

Public Notices

•Agood level of fitness

•Safe work practices

•Attention to detail/stock

BUILDING SUPPLIES YARD ASSISTANT

Bashers ITM is seeking apart-time Service Assistant/Handyman to

join our busy team.

Duties would include putting orders together, general yard

maintenance including monitoring vehicle, trailer and forklift for

maintenance. We also construct farm gates and garden furniture so

skills in that area would be essential. Fendorsed license essential.

Part time hours: Monday 7am to 5pm, Tues-Fri 8am to 1pm, must

be flexible

If you have:

•Enthusiasm and team spirit •Agood level of fitness

•Good time management •Safe work practices

•Forkliftexperience

•Attention to detail/stock

•Excellent communication skills

2438120v1

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

ANDSUPPLYOF

ALCOHOLACT 2012

SL Kaiapoi Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an Off Licence in

respect of the premises

situated at 196A Williams

St, Kaiapoi known as

Bottleland.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Bottlestore.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended

to be) sold under the

licence are Monday -

Sunday 9am to 10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at 215 High Street,

Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing ofthe objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the Sale and Supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the firstpublication

of this notice.

2438313v1

Email applications to

diane@bashersitm.co.nz

82 Carters Road,

Amberley

T: 03 314 8311

Email applications to

diane@bashersitm.co.nz

82 Carters Road,

Amberley

T: 03 314 8311

2436466

2436467

Part Time Office Administrator Position

We are seeking afun, friendly, team player, who is ahighly

capable person with proven success in managing the

essential skills/experience areas as follows, for our special

little country school:

●Beafriendly,welcomingand empathetic person,

with acan do attitude whoispart of our Omihi whānau

●Beable to uphold our Omihi values at all times

-Pohokererū/Pride, Kotahitanga/Unity, Whakaute/

Respect &Hiranga/Excellence

●Beflexible and adaptable to take on arange of tasks

●Awillingness to learn and continue to grow

●Displayconfidentiality,ethics &responsibility,

especially when dealing with sensitive information.

●Experience in EdPay,Hero(student management

system) and Xero would be an advantage, but not

essential

●Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

and ahighlevelofaccuracy and attention to detail

●Outstanding organisational skills and be able to

effectively find solutions

●Ateam player and happy to do what is needed to

help the school run effectively

Job description available on request. Please send acovering

letter, your curriculum vitae, detailing relevant experience to

the position, as well as details of three referees.

This role begins at the end of January 2022. It is a

permanent, part time position of approximately 12-14 hours

per week (negotiable), across 3or4days, duringterm time.

There will be afew hours during holidays. We have flexibility

around days and times.

If you would like to come and have alook at our school

before applying, we would love to show you around -please

contact Maree, details below.

Applications close: Friday 3rd December,2021 at 4pm.

Email applications only -please send to Maree Lucas -

principal@omihi.school.nz

For more info about our school -www.omihi.school.nz

Sutton Tools NZ Ltd

We are adrill manufacturing company

based in Kaiapoi.

We are looking for staff for our

Packing Room.

You will be responsible for ensuring

our drill bits are packaged and ready

for distribution to customers. Youwill

be working in asmall team and must

have great communication skills, a

strong work ethic and apositive ‘can

do’ attitude.

Hours of work

7.30am to 4.00pm Monday -Friday

Email your CV to

bmccallum@suttontools.co.nz

Sutton Tools NZ Ltd

We are adrill manufacturing company

based in Kaiapoi.

We are looking for staff in our

Production Line.

You will need to be mechanically

minded, attention to detail and

willingness to learn. Training will be

provided. All safety equipment will be

provided.

Hours of work

7.30am to 4.00pm Monday -Friday

Email your CV to

bmccallum@suttontools.co.nz

Situations Vacant

2438525

2437510

Trade Quotes Co-Ordinator

and

Sales &Rep Support

Can you work hard and smart?

Do you want to be part of asuccessfulteam?

Doyou know the difference between trade and retail?

Can you “live” not just talk, excellent customer service?

Can you help turn our customers and trade partners into

advocates for our business?

Do you want to be apartofagrowing business where you

are valued, can make adifference andare important?

Great, and do you have:

•Experience with trade building supplies

•Experience with residential building

•Experience with quotations and pricing

•The abilitytoread house plans, and make decisions

from them

•Experience with Microsoft excel, word &outlook

•Exceptional organisational skills

•Ability to problem solve

•Strong people skills

If so, please send us your CV as we are currently looking

for suitable applicants for the position of Trade Quotes Co-

Ordinator at McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega Rangiora.

We offer agreat working environment in North Canterbury,

with ongoing training and competitive remuneration.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in place,

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.

If you think you can add value to our team please forward

your application including an up to date CV to: Trade

Quotes Co-Ordinator,McAlpines Mitre 10MEGA, Private

Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:

applications@mcalpines.co.nz

Forklift Driver needed for our Inwards

Goods team.

Full Time Fixed Term Contract

MONDAY -FRIDAY

We are seeking to employ an experienced Forklift Driver

with the right attitude and skills to join our Inwards Goods

team at our growing Mitre 10 Mega Store in Rangiora.

The successful applicant will have amix of skills and

experience:

• forkliftlicense &OSH certificate

• forkliftingexperience in abusyenvironment

Andasthe Inwards Goods team is critical in our business,

you will:

• displaya“Can-do “attitude

• demonstrate the ability to get the job done

• bereliable flexibleand disciplined

• beabletothink and act on the go

• beagoodteamplayer

Havingworked well in ateamand/orbyyourself you will:

• showaneye for detail and proactive planning

• havegreat communication skills

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy inplace,

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.

Written applications including your CV should be forwarded

to: Forklift Driver – Inward Goods, McAlpines Mitre

10 MEGA,Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:

applications@mcalpines.co.nz

CAREGIVER companion,

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evenings.

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ups, old vehicles etc.

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or email photo to:

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ANY old cars, anything pre

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Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. For aquote. Phone

021 111 4322.

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

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The North Canterbury News, November 25, 2021

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

other types considered, any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

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Ph 313 7216

2412522

39

Motorcycles

SOUTH PACIFIC Motorcycle

services, local family

business based in Mandeville.

Repairs, servicing,

WOF etc for all road bikes,

classic bikes, farm bikes &

more. Collection service

available. Ph03312 0066

office@motorbiketours.co.nz

www.motorbiketours.co.nz

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

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•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

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027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

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2332343v2

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Shane and Leanne Frahm

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since 1957

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A/H 312 4709

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rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

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2227889v2

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on

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2269236

2438377

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Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821

toppeng@xtra.co.nz

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Cylinder replacement

Gas hot water,Gas Cooking &more..

EMERGENCYAFTER HOURS

Call James ph: 022 063 15 85

Scrap Metal

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•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

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Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027

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1902273

2420841

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▪ Fencing ▪ Lawn mowing

▪ All General Maintenance

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from $23 per cube

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from $30 per cube

all +gst

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house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

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Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

2009594

2397712v5

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pet doors installed

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2431576

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Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

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2372616v2

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SALES

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Water Blasters, Log Splitters, Generators,

Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Air Tools, Spray

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Free local machinerydelivery.

Richard Black www.BLAX.nz

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2435547v2

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2426159

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●CAP 65 ● CAP 40

●CAP 20 ● Pit Run

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●Crusher Dust

●Screened Sand

●Horse Arena Sand

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hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz

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