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deliberating on

plan change

application for

Lincoln South

• By Susan Sandys


Caldwell is considering his

recommendation on the

controversial Lincoln South Plan

Change 69 application following

its hearing drawing to a close.

On the last

day of the hearing

on Friday,

the applicant of

Carter Group


an amended

Outline Development


David Caldwell

suggesting the

maximum number of residential

sites may be limited to less than

the 2000 planned previously.

The development area shall

provide for a maximum of 1710

homes, beyond which an integrated

transport assessment would be

required, the amended plan said.

The commissioner heard from

about 50 experts and submitters

at Tai Tapu Community Centre

over five consecutive days.

“There’s quite a bit to, obviously,

for me, to consider, it’s been a

pretty full-on week,” Caldwell

said towards the end of the

hearing on Friday afternoon.

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LAST WEEK about 50

experts and submitters spoke

to the five-day hearing on the

controversial Plan Change 69

application for Lincoln South.

If the application was

approved as is, it would see

rural land rezoned for the

proposed Carter Group 1700-

plus home development.

The majority of Lincoln

residents have opposed the


Now the developer has

made amendments to the

Outline Development Plan,

aiming to allay a wide range

of concerns, from transport

and connectivity issues to

ecological impact and climate


On pages 7 & 8 we hear

from submitters at the

hearing, including market

our people

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gardener Sam Bridgman-

Smith, who says some of New

Zealand’s finest agricultural

soil would be lost if the

application went ahead.

Hearing Commissioner

David Caldwell now has

the challenge of working

through all the submissions

and evidence of experts

as he considers his




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New library and civic centre ‘a

celebration of shared heritage’

NATIONALLY significant

taonga, cutting edge technology,

a sensory space and the country’s

largest video projection wall

will be among the gems to

explore when Te Ara Ātea opens


Te Ara Ātea is the new 2200 sq

m library and multi-functional

civic centre on Tennyson

St, Rolleston. Alongside the

library, Te Ara Ātea features a

performance space, technology

room, café and lounge, and a

wāhi tamariki for younger


Meaning the unobstructed

trail to the world and beyond,

the name Te Ara Ātea was

gifted to the community by

Te Taumutu Rūnanga, which

worked in partnership with the

district council on the building

and landscape.

Within the new building,

the notion of trails is explored.

The country’s largest video

projection wall, cutting edge

photogrammetry and display

technology – seen for the first

time in New Zealand – will

allow people to get up close

and personal to local taonga


MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: The $22.7 million Te Ara Ātea opens

to the public tomorrow.

The $22.7 million building

sits within a specially designed

landscape and will open onto

the town square of the new town

centre, which includes outdoor

instruments, a musical walk and

water features. There will also be

food gardens, sculptures and art

by local artists and schools. The

space is designed to appeal to all

the senses and be accessible for

all residents and visitors.

Mayor Sam Broughton said

tomorrow will be an exciting day.

“When we started planning

this space in 2014, we wanted

something special for the whole

district to be proud of and

enjoy. This really delivers. It’s a

beautiful space and we can’t wait

for people to be able to come and

explore and be wowed by it,”

Broughton said.

“The unique and rich

experiences contained in this

space tell our collective stories

– a marker of where we’ve been

and our shared journey towards

the future.”

Te Taumutu Rūnanga

chairwoman Liz Brown said the

opening of the building was a

celebration of shared heritage

and the forging of new trails.

“This facility is a true

testament to the vision and

dedication of many. Te Ara Ātea

is an example of partnership in

action. Working hand in hand

with council, we have created a

facility that celebrates the best of

both worlds and recognises the

strength of working together for

our communities.”

Te Ara Ātea was designed by

Warren and Mahoney and built

by Armitage Williams, with

internal fit out and displays by

exhibition and experience design

agency Workshop e.

Te Ara Ātea will be open from

9am to 6pm on weekdays, with

extended hours on Thursdays

to 8pm, and 10am to 4pm on

weekends. There may be limits

to entry under Covid-19 level 2

requirements or under the traffic

light system.


In Brief



Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade

members cleaned up broken glass

from the road after a crash at the

intersection of Lincoln’s Craig

Thomson Drive and Oreilly Rd

at 6.50am, Friday. Chief Jeremy

Greenwood said the driver

of a car failed to give way at a

controlled intersection, colliding

with a van. “We were just assisting

the police and ambulance, and

cleaned up the road,” Greenwood

said. A St John spokesperson said

two ambulances responded and

treated two patients who were

transported to Christchurch

Hospital in a moderate condition.



Selwyn farmers are improving

irrigation systems and effluent

management, changing

fertiliser use and, in some cases,

changing stocking rates. Under

Environment Canterbury rules,

dairy farmers in the district must

reduce nitrogen losses by 30 per

cent by 2022, compared to their

baseline figure from 2009-2013.

DairyNZ development lead

adviser Virginia Serra said a

recent survey showed that farmers

were working hard to reduce their

footprint. “Taking steps now to

reduce nitrogen losses will help

improve water quality over time,”

she said.



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• From page 1

His comment was in relation to

his need to give particular regard

to the National Policy Statement

on Urban Development 2020,

which aims to increase housing

supply, alongside the Canterbury

Regional Policy Statement, which

determines areas where development

should not occur.

If the application was approved

in its current form, it would see

rural land rezoned for the proposed

Lincoln South.

The majority of Lincoln residents

opposed the development

in the submission process, with

74 per cent of submission points

in about 260 submissions being

in outright opposition to the plan


Closing the hearing, Caldwell

thanked everyone for their contribution.

“There are some significant

issues for people involved, obviously

some very good evidence

from the submitters and the

experts,” he said.

Caldwell will now work

through the applications and

submissions, request any additional

information he requires,

before making his recommendation

to the district council. He is

likely to make his recommendation

in the new year.

On day five of the hearing,

summary statements on behalf of

the district council were tabled,

including from urban design

and landscape expert Hugh


Nicholson said a “first-comefirst-served”

approach through

private plan changes did not

allow for meaningful public


He believed additional residential

or business capacity in

the township should follow a

more strategic spatial planning

process. This would allow the

costs and benefits of alternative

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Recommendations likely in new year

PLANS: The proposed PC69 development south of Lincoln.

growth options to be assessed

and discussed with the wider


He noted that, according to

evidence at the hearing, there

were alternative options for urban

growth in Lincoln.

“In particular I consider that a

strategic spatial planning process

would allow further discussions

with Lincoln University and

Landcare Research regarding

their future plans and the

potential for finding alternative

locations for some of their agricultural

activities to the north of

Gerald St,” Nicholson said.

“This land would be valuable

from an urban growth perspective.

There are also areas to the

west and north of Barton Fields

and the north of Flemington and

Rosemeryn which are potentially

suitable as urban growth areas.”

• Residents speak to their

submissions, pages 7 & 8


In Brief



As 2021 draws to a close, the

Ministry of Education is still

considering whether a new high

school in Rolleston will be a second

campus for Rolleston College.

Nancy Bell, HautūTe Tai Runga

(South) said no final decision

had been made regarding new

secondary education provision in

Rolleston. “We are still considering

options for future secondary

provision in the area, and it would

not be be appropriate for us to

comment further while this is

under way.” The options are a new

campus for Rolleston College or

a whole new school. The campus

site will likely be within the current

primary school zone areas for

Lemonwood Grove School and the

planned Te Rōhutu Whio school to

open next year.



Mayor Sam Broughton has vented

frustration felt by himself and

district councillors on Three

Waters, while suggesting a path

forward on working with the

reforms. In an open letter to

Minister of Local Government

Nanaia Mahuta in this week’s

Selwyn Times, Broughton

said the district council was

“extremely disappointed, angered

and frustrated” by the reforms

becoming mandatory.

•Broughton’s letter, page 22




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business would cause the loss of

some of New Zealand’s finest agricultural


Sam Bridgman-Smith has been among

people speaking to their submissions at

a hearing for the Plan Change 69 zone

change application, held at Tai Tapu

Community Centre.

His speaking time was scheduled to

follow his neighbour John Greenslade, who

is selling the farmland to Carter Group

for the development and who supports the

plan change. However, Greenslade did not

turn up to the hearing, having advised he

no longer wished to be heard.

Bridgman-Smith told Commissioner

David Caldwell he felt privileged to make

a modest living as a full-time market

gardener. His background was as a

research technician, and in frontline police

work in Christchurch.

He feared that as a society, Kiwis had

forgotten just how crucial soil quality was

to prosperity. In his lifetime alone there

had been a dramatic decline in these soils

around the country.

In his job as a market gardener, he was

inspired by American author and soil

guru Professor David R Montgomery,

based at the University of Washington.

Montgomery had kindly provided a

written statement for the hearing after

Bridgman-Smith had contacted him.

Bridgman-Smith brought the statement,

addressing the district council, in hard

copy and read it out.

Montgomery said the reclassification of

rural land to residential and industrial was

a driving force behind the loss of farmland

both globally and in New Zealand.

“There is ample evidence to support

the contention that societies that do not

protect their soils do not last. Ongoing soil

loss and degradation threatens to reduce

global food production by a third over the

coming century,” Montgomery said.

Bridgman-Smith said the soils in the

almost one hectare he leased to grow leafy

greens and vegetables at his market garden

were some of the finest in the country.

“If I dig a hole, it’s black for about 40cm

until I reach the subsoil. There’s barely a

stone to contend with and the plants grow

like a dream,” he said.

In answer to questions from Caldwell,

Bridgman-Smith said he made a living

from his enterprise, having met his goal of

almost matching his former policeman’s


Following speaking at the hearing,

Bridgman-Smith told Selwyn Times he did

not hold it against his neighbours John

and Leslie Greenslade for selling their land

to Carter Group. He was, in general, not

against landowners selling their land.

“I don’t want to get on the wrong side

of good people,” Bridgman-Smith said,

referring to John.

“It’s just what happens to land once it’s

sold,” he said.

In their submission in support of the

plan change, John and Leslie said their

farm was already being encroached on by

housing from the Te Whariki and Verdeco


“We have already had a few complaints

about the noise from general farm

machinery such as irrigators, tractors

and motorbikes, which we feel will only

increase as the houses get closer. The noise

from stock is also underestimated by

people unused to country life, whether it

is simply bringing in the cows for milking

at 4.30 in the morning, weaning calves

or shifting other stock. The noise taken

for granted by us is not always viewed the

same way by other people.”

They believed the large natural springs

they had fenced off and protected in

the area would be enhanced with the

development, so the whole community

could enjoy them.

The PC69 hearing was held over five

days last week. Altogether about 50 people

were heard.

The commissioner will now deliberate

prior to making his recommendation.

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Legal Matters

2021 has been a busy year with amendments and

development in many different areas of the law. We take this

opportunity to reflect on some key legal highlights of 2021.

New Zealand Trust Law changes

were live from 30 January 2021.

The Trusts Act 2019 contains both

mandatory and default trustee

duties. We encourage the active

review of all existing Trust Deeds

and the development of an action

plan to ensure compliance with the

new legislation is maintained.

Whilst COVID-19 induced

lockdowns created a window of

opportunity for some to review

their Trust Deeds and estate

planning matters, these lockdowns

caused significant rental and

business disruption. The impacts

of COVID-19 were particularly felt

by ‘non-essential’ business tenants,

who were forced to close during

the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 stage

but remained subject to lease costs

for their business premises.

On 24 July 2021 the Holidays

(Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment

Act came into effect. This legislation

increased the minimum sick leave

entitlement from 5 to 10 days

per year. Unused sick leave at the

end of a 12 month period can

still be carried over and added

to an employees entitlement for

the following year, however this is

generally capped at 20 days.

Continuing with the theme of

COVID-19, health and support

for businesses, the Government

distributed a further wage subsidy

via a high trust model. The scheme

is reportedly the Governments

largest single area of Covidrelated

spending, now running at

an estimated $16 billion. On 29

September 2021 the Ministry of

Social Development filed separate

criminal charges against two

people in relation to multiple

wage subsidy applications in

the Auckland District Court. We

understand that the Ministry is

currently considering civil action in

eight cases and has referred 1061

cases for investigation.

On 7 November 2021 assisted

dying became legal in New

Zealand. This is not a replacement

for palliative care or health services

more generally, it provides another

option for people with terminal

illnesses in certain circumstances.

Finally, the New Zealand property

market has been booming with

reports that the National average

property value is now in excess of

one million dollars. This year the

Government announced its plans

to repeal the existing Resource

Management Act 1991 and to

replace this with three new pieces

of legislation.

We genuinely thank all our clients

for their continued support in 2021

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Facilities already stretched

• From page 7

The proposed Lincoln South home

development will provide for a new school

if required.

In a letter from the Ministry of Education

tabled at the hearing, planning consultant

to the ministry Hugh Loughnan

welcomed the developer’s planner having

recently recommended changes to the

development’s plan to provide for new educational

facilities at the site if required.

The ministry had earlier submitted on

the PC69 application about its concern

on the development adding pressure on

Lincoln schools.

The need for a new school in Lincoln

is among a range of issues highlighted

by submitters at the PC69 hearing last

week. Others were traffic congestion in

Lincoln and on Springs Rd, pressure

on infrastructure, increased threat of

flooding, and environmental and climate

change effects.

Retired farmers Lynette and Ronald

Beazer were among residents concerned

about pressure on the township’s facilities

– its supermarket, medical centres, sports

fields and roads. They told the Commissioner

that such a development would be

better suited to Rolleston, which was set up

with community facilities and the Southern


“Lincoln now is basically stretched to the

maximum. There’s not enough facilities

even now. If you want to go to the doctor,

you can wait anything up to two weeks to

get an appointment with your specific doctor,”

Ronald said.

Submitter Alastair Ross echoed their

concerns. He said it was difficult to cross

Gerald St due to traffic congestion, mentioning

the district council’s plans not to

undertake roading upgrades until 2027.

“Adding more people without the appropriate

upgrades for infrastructure, we

are making Lincoln dangerous for people,”

Ross said.

Resident Brie Liberty spoke to a submission

from more than 80 residents at

OPPOSED: Ronald and Lynette

Beazer spoke to their submission

on Plan Change 69 at last week’s


neighbouring Verdeco Park. She said more

of the subdivision’s residents had come on

board since the submission deadline, and

she now represented more than 100 adults

and their families.

Concerns included pressure on already

overstretched emergency services, schools

and other services, increased threat of

flooding, and overloading Springs Rd.

“Crossing Springs Rd at the moment

with young children is quite terrifying,

and I can imagine doing it when the traffic

is greatly increased will be impossible,”

Liberty said.

Waihora Ellesmere

Trust chairman Hamish

Rennie said Lincoln’s

LI (Liffey) Creek and

Ararira/LII River were

tributaries to Lake

Ellesmere/Te Waihora, as



were the springs, streams

and drains flowing into

them. The trust opposed

the application due to the threat of adverse

effects on water ecology and the risk of

sedimentation and contamination.

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Liam Booth

Geoff Booth

Date set for

inquest into

Booth death

A DATE has finally been set for

an inquest into the death of Liam

Booth, who died of suspected

suicide in Christchurch at the age

of 21.

While Liam’s father Geoff Booth,

of Greendale, has welcomed the

news, he said it will most likely be

about five years since Liam’s death

– on October 2, 2017 – before the

coroner gives a ruling.

“It should not take this long,”

he said.

Booth is among bereaved family

members calling for a reduction

to the years-long delays. They

want more coroners, a better system

for prioritising deaths not due

to natural causes, access to free

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experts during the inquest process,

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ILLUMINATING: Carl Seaward spends $55,000 each year on his Christmas light show.

Christmas lights switched on

CARL SEAWARD has a vision.

He wants to see people, young

and old, experience the joy of


So, at his Shands Rd home,

the retired 60-year-old has

reportedly built one of the

biggest interactive displays of its

type in Australasia.

Every year, tens of thousands

of Cantabrians flock to Seaward’s

property in Prebbleton. He

flicked the switch to open his

Christmas wonderland for the

2021 season on Saturday night.

“This is a lightshow, of which

you are actually a part of, you

are in the middle of it. That’s

unique,” Seaward said.

And in spite of so many

Christmas-related events being

cancelled this year, Seaward has

vowed to soldier on.

“Gotta do it, gotta do it, no

matter what happens. Okay,

work in with the restrictions, but

make it happen for everybody,”

he said.

“I love life, and I love the joy

this experience actually brings to

so many people.”

On opening night, the light

show attracted more than 800

people, despite the rain.

“Everyone was very

enthusiastic and very excited,

everyone we talked to were

loving it.”

Seaward’s partner Maureen

passed away one year ago after a

long battle with motor neurone

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her legacy and raise awareness

for the untreatable disease.

“Maureen was by my side

right from day one with this. We

always used to tell people, this

whole thing started because 34

years ago she started collecting

the Christmas Santa bears. And

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the house.”

The keen handyman said the

show is different each year, as


he can only display about 15 per

cent of his collection.

“I’m good for another 10 years.

By that stage I might be finding it

a bit hard to be climbing up and

down on the roofs but, as long as

I can, I’m going to keep it going.”

He said the entry fee of $10

per adult and $5 per child helps

towards the cost of funding the

lights, which he spent $55,000 on

each year.

The light show is on every

day, 8.30-11.30pm, wet or fine,

to December 30, including

Christmas Day.

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Living the dream of directing music

Caelan Thomas of

Rolleston is a software

developer by day and

a musical director by

night. The 22-year-old

tells reporter Susan

Sandys about his fullon

schedule and plans

to pursue his passion

for musical theatre in

the United Kingdom

How did you get into musical


I was trained as a classical

pianist. My mum (Linley

Thomas) is a very good piano

player, she started teaching me

when I was four. When I was

about five, I went to another

piano teacher. In high school,

my music teacher invited me

to come out to a small theatre

group called the Kirwee Players.

They were doing a show called

Grease. It was 2015. I wasn’t

really sure about musical theatre,

I hadn’t really done it before,

but I was looking to extend my

music. I had found that classical

piano wasn’t as fulfilling,

because it was a very solo thing.

You only perform on your own,

you practise on your own, it can

be quite isolating. So I really

liked the idea of collaboration,

and working with the band and

with singers. I totally fell in love

with musical theatre after that


What was your role in


Rehearsal pianist. You attend

all of the rehearsals and help

people learn their parts, you

play their melodies and their

harmonies. I was also in the

orchestra as keyboard one.

What happened from there?

One thing led to another. I

was back the following year

and started getting involved

with some other local theatre

groups, did some shows with

the Halswell Drama Group,

and then got involved with the

Selwyn Community Choir where

I now share the conducting and

piano accompaniment roles with

my mum. I’ve been so lucky to

have had so many opportunities

all around Christchurch.

Recently I have had some

amazing opportunities.

Tell me about those

I worked with The Court

Theatre last summer, playing the

keyboard. I was in the band for

Jersey Boys. I really enjoyed the

guy who played Frankie Valli,

he was wickedly talented. I’m

back again this summer, playing

Little Shop of Horrors one night a

week. Being at The Court Theatre

really had an impact on the way

I approached the CentreStage

Rolleston shows we did this year.

They were Chicago, and then

more recently the children’s

production of Legally Blonde Jr.

I was musical director for both.

I have been on the committee

at CentreStage Rolleston since

it started in 2018. This year

INSPIRED: CentreStage Rolleston’s Caelan Thomas has musically directed two of the

theatre group’s productions this year.


I’m also working on Showbiz

Christchurch’s production of

Matilda, as the children’s vocal

coach. It is basically the musical

director for the kids. We are

rehearsing three times a week at

the moment, and we are going to

be on stage at the Isaac Theatre

Royal in April next year.

How many productions have

you been musical director for?

I have done one adult show,

which was Chicago, and I think I

have done six children’s musicals.

I also did The Wedding Singer at

NASDA, the National Academy

of Singing and Dramatic Arts. It

was their annual production for

the second year students.

Tell me about the role of a

musical director

You work with the cast,

and you work with the

choreographer. You pull together

the band and you make sure that

everyone is going to be able to be

heard, everything ties together

through the music. You are

always juggling a lot of balls.

What have been the


I really enjoyed doing The

Wedding Singer. The people who

were studying to do a degree in

musical theatre are so passionate,

and driven to really hone their

craft. That passion and drive,

I found really infectious. I

equally enjoyed Legally Blonde

Jr. I think for a lot of the kids,

it was an inspirational thing.

I have had a couple of them

ask for recommendations for

singing teachers and dance

schools since the production. It’s

been something that has really

inspired them to keep going.

Because it is such a passion of

mine, to see other people latch

onto that passion and have those

moments themselves, is really


What was working on

Chicago like?

It was amazing. We are very

thankful that we had a smooth

process – Covid was very

forgiving through that period

earlier this year. It was just

bringing together such a great

group of people, and the band

that I managed to pull together

was fabulous. I was really proud

of that, it was just a fun show,

TALENT: Caelan Thomas started playing piano at the age

of four. Right – Thomas conducts the Selwyn Community

Choir at the Rolleston Anzac service in 2019.

overwhelmingly fun. I think we

ended up at about 97 per cent

(sold out).

Do you have a favourite


Can I say two? I love The

Last Five Years, and Dear Evan

Hansen. The songwriters were

the same people who did The

Greatest Showman and La La


Have you worked on either of

those two?

I haven’t’ yet, but I am booked

in to work on The Last Five

Years next year. It’s with a

Masters student at the University

of Canterbury. For her final

assessment, she is going to be

putting on a production of The

Last Five Years. I will be in the


What do you like about


Musicals just have everything

– captivating storyline, inspiring

music. I am obsessed with the

power of stories. They connect

us and heal us, and they promote

understanding and forgiveness.

And they bring joy. I think

musical theatre, as a way of

storytelling, is so powerful. And

I love the fun of music, I think

that is really engaging.

Musical theatre is quite

a contrast to your day job

as a software developer. Do

you enjoy being a software


Not as much as doing music.

I enjoy it, but I do love music. I

am working from home at the

moment. In level 2, the company

I work for has asked us to work

from home.

Is it quite a gruelling

schedule, to have both of those


I work nine to five on my

software job, and at the moment

I have got about six rehearsals a

week. So it’s sort of like working

two jobs in a way, basically

every evening is out for a music

rehearsal or a performance. I feel

so privileged that I get to spend

so much of my life pursuing

opportunities that I really love. I

think that so many people don’t

have that and I really do feel


What led you into software


I really enjoyed quite nerdy

stuff through school. I loved

maths and computing and

stuff. I sort of came to a

crossroads at university. I

thought: ‘Do I want to study

music, or do I want to study

maths?’ I always wanted music

to be something I only ever did

because I wanted to; I didn’t ever

want it to be something where

I had to do this job to make

money. So I studied a degree in

mathematics, and from there

was led into a job in software

development. But I think it was

really nice because I don’t’ ever

have to rely on my music to

make a living. It means I can

pursue opportunities that I really

feel passionate about, and that I

love, and I can volunteer my time

to support CentreStage Rolleston

and other places.

Has there been stressful

moments, for example, any cast

members literally breaking a


I don’t think there has been

anything that’s been really

terrible, in Legally Blonde Jr we

had one of the girls roll her ankle

on the final dress rehearsal. In

The Wedding Singer one girl had

an issue with one of the tendons

in her foot. She had to come

on in a moon boot for her role,

but she was playing an old lady

where she sort of had to hobble

on anyway.

What are your musical

theatre goals?

There are a few really cool

schools in the UK, which focus

on musical direction. They sort

of serve as a springboard into

the professional scene over there

and to the West End and other

touring productions. I would

love to go over and audition

to go into those schools. I am

looking in the next year or two

for applying and auditioning

and spending a year studying

over there, and possibly doing

some work, I am really looking

forward to it.

You might end up retiring

from software development at

an early age?

I would love to reach that

point, it’s quite hard without a

full-time job to make a living out

of musical theatre, because each

engagement is only a few weeks

so trying to line up enough

consistent work over the year is

really challenging.

What would be your ultimate

dream job?

I think I love the process of

pulling together the shows. So

I think a role where I could

do that full-time whether that

is at a tertiary institute or in

the professional world, that’s

definitely the sort of thing I

would love to do.

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Always here for


Cates was one of the first independent grain and seed companies in Mid Canterbury. We’ve been

here for nearly 50 years. We’ve changed our name to better reflect who we are and how we work

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The Xmas gift that gives twice

• By Susan Sandys


are hoping Selwyn residents

stocking up their wine racks

for Christmas will help their

local farmers at the same time.

Sue Knowles and Di Mc-

Carthy have partnered with

Rossendale Wines at Tai Tapu

to raise funds for the North

Canterbury Rural Support

Trust, which covers the area

from Rakaia to Kaikoura.

Knowles said the pair initially

planned the fundraiser

to benefit Ladbrooks School,

which their children attended.

However, that had not ended

up going ahead.

Already having Rossendale

on board, they did not want to

cancel the initiative that will

see $3 donated from each bottle

in a selected range.

“We thought: ‘Hey, let’s just

run the fundraiser anyway, and

find an alternative recipient of

the funds’,” Knowles said.

She came up with the idea

of helping the Rural Support

Trust, having been brought up

on a farm and having friends

in the industry.

“It is well known the mental

stress farmers are dealing

with in recent times, and I just

thought: ‘This just feels right’,”

Knowles said.

“It really resonated with me,

FUNDRAISER: Brent Rawstron, owner of Rossendale Wines, with Sue Knowles and

Di McCarthy.


I have friends very affected

by flooding, the drought, in

Selwyn. The cause is a really

good one.”

She said the trust helped

farmers out in practical ways.

It had provided clothing

vouchers for families after the

May floods, and supported

farmers dealing with loss of

income from M. Bovis and

drought stress.

The pair have done some

sampling of one or two of the

wine selection, which includes

red, white and sparkling, most

priced at $15 per bottle.

“So we know it tastes okay,

that’s quite important of


Orders were already

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· assist learning and understanding of the unique stories and

places which are special to Selwyn

· celebrate the stories and places of Selwyn.

Applications are now open and close at 11.59pm on

Tuesday 1 February 2022.

For further information go to

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New horizons open to

explore at Te Ara Ātea

Nationally significant taonga, cutting edge technology, a sensory space and the country's largest

video projection wall will be among the gems to explore when Te Ara Ātea opens tomorrow

(Thursday 2 December).

Te Ara Ātea – meaning the unobstructed trail to the world and beyond – is the new 2,200 square

metre multifunctional civic centre on Tennyson Street in Rolleston.

Designed by Warren and Mahoney and built by Armitage Williams with internal fit out and displays

by exhibition and experience design agency Workshop e, Te Ara Ātea features a library, performance

space, workshop, technology room, café and lounge and a wāhi tamariki for younger users.

The $22.69 million building sits within a specially designed landscape including a sensory space

with outdoor instruments, a musical walk, water features, sculptures and art by local artists. The

space is designed to appeal to all the senses, and be accessible for all residents and visitors.

Te Taumutu Rūnanga and Waitaha School worked in partnership with the Council on the building

and landscape.

It’s an exciting day for the district, Mayor Sam Broughton says.

“When we started planning this space in 2014 we wanted something special for the whole district

to be proud of and enjoy. This really delivers. It’s a beautiful space and we can’t wait for people

to be able to come and explore and be wowed by it. The unique and rich experiences contained

in this space tell our collective stories – a marker of where we’ve been and our shared journey

towards the future.”

Te Taumutu Rūnanga Chairperson Liz Brown says the opening of the building is a celebration of

our shared heritage and the forging of new trails.

“This facility is a true testament to the vision and dedication of many. Te Ara Ātea is an example of

partnership in action. Working hand in hand with council we have created a facility that celebrates

the best of both worlds and recognises the strength of working together for our communities.”

Te Ara Ātea will be open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Thursdays open to 8pm) and 10am

to 4pm on weekends. There may be limits to entry under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 requirements or

under the traffic light system.

Packed celebration of summer begins

Everyone from dogs to aspiring ninjas will have something to entertain them in a jam-packed

summer in Selwyn.

The Council’s annual Summer in Selwyn events programme is back, with 89 events from December

to March.

These will include the new Bark in the Park – a pawesome dogs day out in February featuring sixlegged

egg and spoon race, best-dressed dog and more. A Ninja Training programme sponsored by

Faringdon will mix high ropes and adventure-based problem solving for children aged 8—12 years and

Skate n Splash – encouraging people to get their skates on at the Selwyn Sports Centre, then cool off

on the inflatable obstacle course at Selwyn Aquatic Centre.

Council’s Community Services and Facilities Group Manager, Denise Kidd, says the Council is always

looking for a mix of old favourites and new to help people make the most of summer.

Selwyn is a district with so many places to visit, explore and enjoy and we always look forward to

Summer in Selwyn adding to that with a bit of joy. We’ve worked hard to add a range of cool new

events along with our usual favourites that people look forward to every year. It’s a great mix and we’re

really excited for a fun summer.”

The Summer in Selwyn guide delivered to homes this week and available online at provides information on all the events.

The popular outdoor movies series, Picnic in the Park and Summer Skate Jams

are back. The Month of Sundays live music sessions in February and March,

and Pool Parties in Sheffield, Darfield and Southbridge and a special Pool of

Rock party at Selwyn Aquatic Centre also return.

The Selwyn Libraries team has lots in store from Magic 101 to Japanese

Kokedama gardening and the Mixology of Mocktails.

Bookings will be required for all events and restrictions, changes or

cancellations may be required depending on the requirements of the

Covid-19 Protection Framework or traffic light system.

Events programme



– MARCH 2022

Libraries collecting a helping

heart for newborn babies

A Leeston crafter has teamed up with Selwyn Libraries and the

Canterbury District Health Board to give a helping heart to some of

our newest Cantabrians.

Lisa Paget is on a mission to collect fabric cuddle hearts for

mothers and premature babies in Christchurch Hospital Neonatal

Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after seeing the impact they had for her

premature twin nieces born in Queensland earlier this year.

Cuddle Hearts are small cotton fabric hearts shared between

mothers and babies in incubators, who cannot be held or breastfed.

Worn on the skin they pick up a parent or child’s scent and

have been shown to have significant benefits for parents and

children – something Lisa saw first-hand.

“I will never forget watching my niece actually reach out for the

Cuddle Heart when it was placed beside her in the incubator.”

Coincidentally, the NICU team at Christchurch Women’s Hospital

had begun exploring the emerging evidence of how Cuddle Hearts

could help families in their unit.

A keen crafter, Lisa teamed up with Selwyn Libraries to offer

people the chance to make the hearts and donate them via dropoff

boxes, available at all Selwyn Libraries. Lisa and helpers will

then sanitise the hearts and deliver to Christchurch Hospital as

they are needed.

Nicki Moen, Selwyn District Council Manager Arts, Culture

and Lifelong Learning says libraries staff were delighted by the

opportunity to be involved in such a good cause. “Our libraries host

a lot of craft makers including Lisa and

her sewing group.

This ticked all the boxes for us as a

way to support some generous library

members, help out mums and babies

in a tough time and give our crafters

another great cause to get sewing for.”

If you’d like to help – a pattern for the

hearts is available at


Please only use 100 percent cotton or

100 percent cotton winceyette fabric

for the hearts.

Lisa Paget

Future of Selwyn’s parks

One more week to help shape the future of Selwyn’s

parks. The consultation on what the Council should

consider when developing the new Selwyn District Parks

Management Plan closes at 5pm on Wednesday 8 December.

People’s ideas and thoughts will inform more specific

proposals in the draft plan, which the Council will formally

consult on early next year. For more information and to have

your say visit



On the Roads

The intersection of Moore Street and Wordsworth Street

is closed until 8 December for the installation of a new

water main.

Repairs are taking place on Telegraph Road from Creyke Road to

Essendon Road.

Pre-seal repair work is taking place on The Lake Road from Selwyn

Lake Road to Lakelands Road and Selwyn Lake Road from The

Lake Road. Kerb and channel repairs are being carried out on

Telegraph Road at Bealey Road, North Terrace from Kimberley

Road to Holmes Street and Horndon Street from Longden Street to

Pearson Street.

Flooding repairs are taking place on Craigeburn Road from State

Highway 73.

Burnham School Road is closed from the Pines Wastewater

Treatment Plant to Burnham Road for construction work on the

Darfield Kirwee wastewater pipeline. Access has been maintained to

the Pines Resource Recovery Park.

Traffic management is in place for these works. Please

take care around work sites and follow site signage.

Follow the QR code with this story for a map of

these works, or view our road closures map at

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780


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Urban Holdings Limited,

Suburban Estates Limited

and Cairnbrae Developments

Limited have requested to

rezone approximately 67 ha

of rural land in Prebbleton

to residential land. Selwyn

District Council notified the

private plan change request

(PC68) for public consultation

on 15 September 2021, and

submissions closed on 12

October 2021.

A summary of the submissions,

along with a copy of the original

submissions, on the above

proposed changes to the

Selwyn District Plan are now

available for viewing at

Further submissions are limited

to supporting or opposing

an original submission. They

may be lodged by any person

representing a relevant aspect

of the public interest or who

has an interest in the private

plan change greater than that of

the public. Information on how

to make a further submission

is available at




Tender is sought for a

Licence to Occupy a parcel

of vacant Council land, for

a term of 5 years. The land

is approximately 2 hectares

and situated at Shands Road,

Prebbleton. The land’s legal

description is Reserve 263.

The tender is for pastoral

or arable/grazing activities

and excludes cattle or pigs.

The successful tenderer is

responsible for the payment of

rates on the land.

A copy of the plan can be

viewed at


If you would like to

submit a tender, please email to

request a tender pack, or phone

0800 SELWYN (735 996) and

ask for the leasing team.

Tenders close strictly at 5pm

on Friday 17 December 2021

and must be submitted on the

appropriate form contained in

the tender pack. Submissions

made in an incorrect format will

not be accepted.


Canterbury Hospitality 2017

Limited (Armadillos at the

Bridge, Prebbleton) has

applied for the renewal of an

on licence. Objections to this

application are open until 14

December. MBJKT Holdings

Limited (the Tai Tapu Hotel)

has applied for the renewal of

an on licence and the renewal

of an off licence. Objections

to these application are open

until 15 December. For more

information visit


Selwyn Events







Christmas Craft Roadshow

Tawera Hall, 10–11.30am

Come down to your local community

centre for some Christmas crafting

fun! Please bring a koha of a nonperishable

item for Selwyn Foodbank.

Bookings required. To book or find

more times and locations at

Council Careers Taster

Lincoln Event Centre, 1–3pm

Have you thought about a career in

local government? Did you know that

there is a huge option in careers from

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Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committees meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting at

least five days before the meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committee meetings: To list or

make changes to meeting details,

email meeting.changes@selwyn. or phone 0800 SELWYN

(735 996) by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.



Audit & Risk Subcommittee*

Wednesday 1 December 10am

Rolleston HQ building

Council Meeting*

Wednesday 8 December 1pm

Rolleston HQ building

Audit and Risk Subcommittee

to receive annual report

Wednesday 22 December 10am

Rolleston HQ building

Extraordinary Council Meeting

to adopt Annual Report

Wednesday 22 December 11am

Rolleston HQ building

* Livestreamed on the Council

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Doyleston Community


Wednesday 1 December 7.30pm

Doyleston Hall, Osborne Park

Dunsandel Community


Monday 20 December 6.30pm

Dunsandel Hotel

Glentunnel Community


Monday 6 December 7.30pm

Glentunnel Community Centre

Springfield Township


Tuesday 7 December 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Springston Committees

Wednesday 8 December 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Almost 10 kilometres of Darfield Kirwee pipeline laid

Almost 10 kilometres of the Darfield Kirwee wastewater pipeline have been completed, with the pipeline

now a third of the way built.

Over 14,000 worker hours have been completed so far to install the 26.5 kilometre pipeline allowing

Darfield and Kirwee to connect to the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant with the pipeline on track to be

completed by August 2022.

The project is part of the Council’s Long-Term Plan 2021-2031. The project is supported by $10.66

million of government funding, and is providing jobs for over 40 people.

It will allow businesses on the main streets and new developments in Darfield and Kirwee to begin

connecting to the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Council will hold further discussions with the wider Darfield and Kirwee community about

connecting to the pipeline in the future.

Work has largely been completed along Burnham School Road from the Pines Wastewater Treatment

Plant and Aylesbury Road between Two Chain Road and Wards Road, and work is continuing on

Miles Road.

For the latest updates, including a live tracker of work completed, visit

Covid-19 ‘traffic lights’ system coming

Aotearoa is moving to the new Covid-19 protection framework or ‘traffic lights system’ from 11.59pm

Thursday (2 December).

This will mean changes for how residents access Council services. At the time of writing the decision

from Government as to what traffic light level we will be in here in Waikirikiri/Selwyn is unknown.

Details around how the traffic light system will affect access to Council services will be available at

While we hope the majority of these impacts will be clear, like the rest of the country, there are some

complex issues that may take us a little longer to work through. We are grateful for your patience while

we all adjust to the new system.













NZ Art History Talk

Te Ara Ātea, 6–7.30pm

Join art historian Dr Barbara Garrie,

Senior Lecturer and Head of

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Chloe Cull (Ngāi Tahu) for a fun and

interesting art history evening covering

influential New Zealand artists and

artworks that have changed the

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Free. Bookings essential at

Predator-Free workshop

Darfield Library, 10am–12pm

Aotearoa is home to many unique

animals and plants. Around 4000 native

species are now considered to be at

some kind of risk. Attend this workshop

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Mini Gym Christmas Party

Selwyn Sports Centre, 10–11.30am

Calling all pre-schoolers to join our

Mini Gym Christmas celebration!

Come along for plenty of fun Christmas

activities, games, a bouncy castle, face

painting and spot prizes up for grabs.

$4.50 per child, caregivers required.

Check for more

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Lincoln Library & Service Centre

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Three Waters reform

Selwyn District Council response to the Minister of Local Government

Selwyn District Council has written to the Minister of Local Government, Nanaia Mahuta, to further voice our concerns, and our

community’s concerns, over the Government’s proposals for Three Waters reform. Following is a copy of the letter.

26 November 2021

Hon. Nanaia Mahuta

Minister of Local Government

Parliament Buildings




Kia ora Minister Mahuta

Our Council is extremely disappointed, angered and frustrated by the Government decision to make three

waters reform mandatory. We entered into the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Internal

Affairs as the basis was voluntary with local autonomy. You have now moved the goal posts. This has left us

with a reduced level of trust in our partnership on the issue.

More seriously, a poor information campaign to the public of New Zealand has enabled false information to

spread, divided community opinion, exposed mana whenua to racist criticism, and left our Council to pick up

the pieces.

Compounding the frustration is the lack of response to the many questions that our Council and others have

raised seeking clarification or detail to enable us to engage in meaningful conversations with our community.

We value our communities’ views and go to great lengths to seek their participation in our decision making.

On the basis of our agreement we had promised our communities that we would consult with them before

making a decision. As a result of the mandate our community has been left without a voice in the changes.

Selwyn District Council has taken a responsible proactive investment approach to our water services; we

have some of the newest water infrastructure and most affordable drinking water in New Zealand. All Council

supplies are fully metered and all our wastewater treatment is consented and disposed to land. Selwyn has

already made many of the changes that the new entity will be prioritising in other districts in the first instance.

We are a future-focused district and will ensure that the outcomes from the Reform Working Group, Transition

Authorities, and Entity D partner’s discussions serve our district well.

We suggest a fresh look at work completed by the Canterbury Mayoral Forum in conjunction with our partner

Ngāi Tahu to see how a Joint Council Controlled Organisation model could help solve the accountability

and governance questions. This would allow current individual council and community investment to be

recognised and is a familiar model for local government. It would allow for skills-based boards to oversee the

Entity and provide for mana whenua involvement to acknowledge rangatiratanga.

Our Council will continue to be constructive leaders in the areas of reform that remain pliable and we believe

we have achieved much that can contribute to the national improvement you are seeking.

However this in no way takes away from our deep disappointment in the compulsory manner that the reform

has taken and for the ill feeling it has created in our community.

Nga mihi

Sam Broughton

Koromatua ā-Rohe o Waikirikiri

Mayor of Selwyn District

For more information see

Council Call




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other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in

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THE FORMATION of groundbreaking

women’s cricket teams

in the Selwyn District has paid

dividends with the Selwyn

Wahine under-16 squad already

challenging for the Shirley

Cowles one-day series crown

in the Christchurch Metro


After five rounds the Wahine

sit second in the five-team competition,

ahead of powerhouse St

Albans and another established

city club, Old Boys Collegians.

Their captain Elsie Duncan is

also the leading run-scorer with

92 at 46.0 and a highest score of

52no – in spite of batting only

three innings.

Parents conceived the idea to

form the teams last season after

promising female players were

generally forced to play in a

mixed team in a predominately

male competition locally, or join

a women’s team in the city.

Keri Herd and Jenny Duncan

were among the parents who

dreamt up the pathway after

watching the Social 8 Canterbury

country women’s team

play on Saturday afternoons –

with young girls filling in when


There are currently four Selwyn

Wahine teams representing

the club in the year 5-6, year 7-8,

under-16 youth team and division

1 in the Metro competition.

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“It’s been great to see that

within the first few months of

the season there has not only

been an improvement in their

skills but connections and

friendships have been made as

well,” Selwyn Wahine spokeswoman

Kylie Horgan said.

“So much about sport is about

camaraderie and connections

. . . sometimes this can be difficult

across genders especially as

they move into the teenage years.

“Our vision is simple – to offer

females from Selwyn Cricket

Club and further afield the option

to play in a Selwyn-based

team appropriate to their age and

skill level.”

Horgan added the development

of the women’s game in the


Bowling over the opposition in women’s cricket

IMPRESSIVE PARTNERSHIP: The Selwyn Wahine under-16 youth team have made a

promising start to their first season in the Christchurch Metro cricket competition. Team

members include (from left) Elsie Duncan, Eva Moore, Sherri Ball, Candice Bowles, Liz

Corbett, Abby Laird, Emilie Wissel, Rachie Grout.

Wednesday December 1 2021 Selwyn Times

fast-growing district was timely

given New Zealand hosts the

World Cup next year.

“This will help raise the profile

of the game as an option for

wahine to get involved in. If you

can see it, you can be it.”

The under-16 squad have a

three-win two loss record, with a

victory over Old Boys Collegians

on October 30 their first of the

campaign – and particularly

memorable due to the venue.

They were able to play on

Hagley Oval, and follow in the

footsteps of the provincial and

international players they aspire

to emulate.

“It was awesome to play on

the same ground where I have

watched some of my favourite

players such as Sophie Devine

and Tom Latham play,” Duncan


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we were playing on the exact

same pitch Latham had played

on a couple of days earlier for


Although playing on the

ground itself with its test-quality

wicket pitch and carpet-like

outfield was unforgettable,

Duncan reckoned the highlight

of the encounter was “the extra

energy the experience gave the

girls when we went out onto

the ground.”

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Jones tastes success

at trots and gallops

• By Jonny Turner

FROM PACERS to gallopers,

from Christchurch to Cromwell,

Mark Jones was training winners

all over the South Island at the


Burnham-based Jones’ winning

run started at Addington

on Friday night when his star

mare Stylish Memphis returned

to her best by reeling off sizzling

sectionals to score.

The horseman then produced

Selsey Bill in conditions far from

sizzling – on a wet track as the

rain came down at Geraldine.

On Sunday, Jones enjoyed more

success with Southern Storm

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thoroughbred Phelan The Power

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Though in the galloping code,

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racing connection. Northern

trainer Scott Phelan races the

four-year-old with group of owners

including his partner Emma

Anderson and father, Frank.

Jones didn’t make it to Cromwell,

having commitments at

Addington where he produced

Southern Storm for a deserved

maiden victory.

“We actually had him sold, but

the buyer pulled out so that was

why he was scratched last week,”

Jones said.

Samantha Ottley had Southern

Storm in the trail for much of

race 2 before angling him for his

winning run along the passing


There was no way Selsey Bill

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Blair Orange was determined

to hold the lead early in race 3

with the two-year-old.

Selsey Bill shrugged off his

early work, with Orange rating

him to perfection as he went on

to a powerful maiden win in testing


Jones’ winning run started at

Addington on Friday night where

Stylish Memphis returned to

her best form. The four-year-old

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Zealand Cup campaign being derailed

and the reset button being

pushed on her campaign.

Stylish Memphis showed she

had put that well behind her

when unleashing a smart last

800m split of 54.6sec to win.

“We had a lot of issues with her,

gave her a freshen up and she has

come back up really good,’’ Jones


Stylish Memphis headed to

Auckland soon after her win

at Addington. She will start in

next month’s Northern Breeders

Stakes and the Queen Of Hearts

before returning to Sydney to

defend her Ladyship Mile crown.

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Uni student picks up trophy

for Canty’s strongest woman

PHD STUDENTS carry a heavy

workload at times, and none

more so than Brittany Graham

of Lincoln University.

Graham, of Prebbleton, has

been named Canterbury’s

strongest woman after winning

the strongman/woman title open

division at the Canterbury’s

Strongest Man and Women 2021

competition in Christchurch


Graham was thrilled to have

won the title. She said she had

only decided to try her hand at

the sport after being convinced

by her friend and fellow PhD

student Katie Pitt. Pitt has been

Canterbury’s strongest under-

73kg female for the past two


“I got swiftly convinced to

compete at my first competition

in February where I came second

and caught the bug,” she said.

She said her new passion had

made her more productive when

it came to her study, due to the

physical benefits making her feel

more clear-minded. She trained

four days a week with heavy

strength sessions and some

conditioning work.

“I try to have a good work/life

balance, so do uni work through

the day and generally around

POWER: Brittany Graham on her way to becoming

Canterbury’s strongest woman.

4pm I clock off and head straight

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Her success in the sporting

arena is matched by that in


Graham was recently among

six postgraduate and postdoctoral

researchers awarded

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She is studying toward a PhD

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High-profile harness racing

court case delayed again

• By Chris Barclay &

Barry Clarke

COURT proceedings involving

two high-profile Canterbury

harness racing figures caught

up in a major police probe into

corruption and drug use in the

industry has been delayed again.

THe person was scheduled to

appear in the district court on

November 19, but the hearing

has been tentatively pushed back

to February 11. The duo had

also been expected to appear in

court on July 16.

Suppression orders prevent

the person being identified. The

charges faced are also subject to

suppression orders.

But the Selwyn Times is

aware a key part of the court

proceedings is a bid by a

defendant, and others in the

industry also before the courts,

to stop the police evidence

being handed over to racing


THeir lawyers have been

arguing points of law to stop the

evidence accessed by the Racing

Integrity Board, which has the

power to prosecute under racing

rules. The penalties can be

severe, including lengthy bans

from the sport.

But a decision on whether

OPERATION INCA: A harness racing figure scheduled

to appear in the district court on November 19 has had

their case pushed back again.


that evidence can be accessed

by the RIB remains with Judge

Raoul Neave who has yet to

release his judgement

after lengthy legal


THe police

investigation, dubbed

Operation Inca, charged

13 people in September,

2018 following raids

on harness racing

stables in Canterbury

and Auckland. It

was overseen by the National

Organised Crime Group.

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Raoul Neave

It involved undercover officers

and electronic surveillance and

focused on alleged drug use and

race fixing.

Five individuals have

been dealt with and the

remaining defendants

are still before the


“THe investigation

is currently awaiting

a number of judicial

decisions on the

remaining defendants,”

a police spokesperson told the

Selwyn Times.


Race day official

charged over betting

• By Chris Barclay &

Barry Clarke

A RACE day official is under

investigation by the Racing

Integrity Board for betting on

races during Cup week’s focal

point at Addington.

The unnamed official is alleged

to have bet through an account

held by another person on November

9, New Zealand Trotting

Cup Day.

The all-up bet was on two

horses with both having to run

into a placing for a collect. One

of the horses was

placed sixth, meaning

the bet was a losing


The Selwyn Times

has learned the official

under investigation also

works for the trainer

of one of the horses bet

on. The other horse was

stabled at the trainer’s property

during Cup Week.

Said RIB chief executive Mike

Clement: “Staff have investigated

a matter of betting on race day

by an official during the recent

Cup week in Christchurch. One

person has been charged with

an offence under Rule 310 of the

HRNZ Rules.”

Rule 310 specifies: No person

acting as a starter or starter’s

Wednesday December 1 2021 Selwyn Times



assistant or judge or judge’s assistant

or duly appointed substitute

therefore either as a paid official

or in an honorary capacity

shall: (a) officiate at any

race meeting at which there

is competing any horse in

the ownership of which

he is directly or indirectly

interested unless he has the

prior consent of the stipendiary

steward; or (b) bet or

be interested in any wager

or bet on any race at any race

meeting where he is officiating.

“As the matter is before the adjudicators

the RIB will not make

any further comment,” Clement


Harness Racing New Zealand

chief executive Gary Woodham

also refused to comment on

the basis the matter was under


A hearing date is yet to be set.

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by 5pm each Wednesday

Career Pathways at Selwyn

District Council

Thursday, 1-7pm

Have you thought about a

career in local government? Go

along to meet staff in fields from

animal control and planning to

communications technology.

They will tell you why they have

chosen local government as a

career option, and how you can

pursue a career in their fields.

Book at

Lincoln Event Centre

Te Ara Ᾱtea Orientation Tour

Thursday, 11am

Te Ara Ᾱtea, Rolleston’s

new library, opens today. It is

treasure trove bursting with

stories. Curated museum-style

exhibits are dotted throughout

informing of the landscape and

communities in Selwyn district.

Go along for an orientation

tour. This is the first of a series

throughout the day and the

week, see

Free, bookings required.

Te Ara Ātea, 59 Tennyson St,


NZ Art History Talk

Thursday, 6-7.30pm

Join art historian Dr Barbara

Garrie and curator Chloe Cull

(Ngāi Tahu) for a fun and

interesting art history evening.

This introductory talk will cover

influential New Zealand artists

and artworks that have changed

the trajectory of art in Aotearoa.

Dr Barbara Garrie is a senior

lecturer and head of department

– art history at the University of

Canterbury. Chloe Cull (Ngāi

Tahu) is a local curator and

arts programme co-ordinator

for Te Ara Ātea. Free, bookings


Te Ara Ātea, 59 Tennyson St,


Outdoor Movie – The Star

Friday, 7-8.30pm

Take along seats, bean bags or

blankets for this family-friendly

G-rated outdoor Christmas

movie, held by the district

council. The Star is about a small

but brave donkey named Bo,

who yearns for a life beyond

his daily grind at the village

mill. Bookings are required for

Covid-19 tracing purposes.

Anderson Square, Leeston

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

Sunday, 2-4pm

Go along to look after your

reserve. Please wear closed-toe

shoes, and take your own mask,

Repair Café, Saturday, 10am-1pm. Take along your broken items and the Lincoln

Envirotown Trust team of qualified volunteers will see if they can get it working again. They

are planning to provide repairs for bikes, computers, clothing, electronics, electrical items

and household appliances. Free. Phone 423 0445 or see

Rolleston Community Centre

gloves and eye protection.

More information can be found


event or phone Sue 021 100


Mahoe Native Reserve,

Boundary Rd, Lincoln

Mini Gym Christmas


Monday, 10–11.30am

Calling all pre-schoolers.

Go along to join the district

council’s mini gym Christmas

celebration. There will be plenty

of fun Christmas activities,

games, a bouncy castle, face

painting and spot prizes up for

grabs. Cost is $4.50 per child,

caregivers required.

Selwyn Sports Centre

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December 8, 6-7.30pm

Help those less fortunate

during the holiday period.

Rolleston Lions and Rotary and

Selwyn Lions members

are taking to the streets at

Rolleston to replenish food

supplies for three local

foodbanks. Vehicles will travel

all Rolleston streets sounding

car horns and some emergency

service sirens. When you hear

these, please take out donations

of non-perishable and sealed

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Local Government Internship

Forge your own path, blaze your own trail

In collaboration with Youth Pathways (Te Ara Rangatahi) and Ministry of Social Development,

Selwyn District Council is providing a five week group Internship in the following areas.

To support career pathways:

· Running a public facility

· Organising and delivering events

· Running recreation programmes

· Working in a library

· Organising and delivering community

programmes and activities

To be eligible for this Internship you need to be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or

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WHILE SOME plants like it hot,

many of us have plants in our

gardens that require regular and

effective watering.

Plants, like people, need

more water over the warmer


Moisture is lost through leaves,

bark and roots in the soil.

Wind is one of the most moisture-sapping

elements to deal


Symptoms of inadequate plant

watering are poor plant performance,

plant death, visible water

run-off without penetrating the

soil, and dry spots and increased

levels of pest and disease.

Weak plants are easy targets for

bugs and diseases.

Some soils through the summer

get so dry, they actually

repel water. When this occurs the

soil can be described as hydrophobic.

Water your garden once every

few days rather than applying a

small amount every day.

By watering a little every day

you encourage the plants roots

to stay on the soil surface to find


By deep watering every few

days you encourage the roots to

go deeper into the soil to seek

moisture. This benefits the plant

as its roots secure the plant further

into the soil.

It is wasteful to apply water

faster than the soil can soak

it in. If you add too much

water too fast it will pond, run

off and maybe even wash away

the soil.

To prevent run-off, water for

several short periods if you are

having trouble getting the moisture

into your soil.

Add organic matter such as

manure, pea straw and compost

to your soil.

These help the soil hold onto

more moisture and make it

available to the plants to take up

through their roots.

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Use water to maintain strength

Remember the golden rule –

the more you feed your soil the

more it will feed you.

Plant groundcover plants in

soil that is totally exposed to

the air and sun. This exposed

soil leeches out the most moisture.

Water early morning or evening,

when winds have died down

and temperatures are cooler. By

doing this you will minimise the

amount of water lost to evaporation.

Keeping the weeds down will


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competing for water in your garden.

Mulching is also one of the

most cost-effective ways of helping

conserve moisture in the


For maximum effect you

need to apply about 10cm

of organic matter to the soil surface.

Mulch reduces moisture

loss, reduces weed growth and

increases biological activity in

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Wednesday December 1 2021 Selwyn Times


Know when

to harvest

sweet corn

CORN IS ONE of those

quintessential summer vegetables.

The trick when growing your

own corn is knowing when and

how to harvest it.


Nature often

gives us hints

and tips on how

to know when

crops are ready.

With corn,

you can tell

when this happens by feeling the

end of a cob.

If it’s rounded or blunt rather

than pointed, the ears are ready.

When the ‘corn silk’ or hairs, as

they are sometimes called, dry up

and turn dark brown it’s a sign

the cobs are ready to be picked.

If you don’t trust your judgement,

you can pull back a bit of

the husk and check to see if the

cob looks like it’s ready.

You are best to leave the corn

on the plant to ripen fully before

you harvest.

Sometimes you will find that

your corn cob may not have a lot

of actual corn on each cob.

This is often caused by a lack

or water or nutrients during the

development phase of the corn.

To harvest, simply snap the

whole cobs off the stem of the


Fun and exercise

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Check irrigator

placement for


Summer is just about here and that

means irrigation will become more

widespread across the region.

More than 500,000 ha of land is irrigated

in Canterbury, providing more feed for

animals and better crop conditions.

Well-managed irrigation systems protect

water quality and quantity, save on

pumping costs and protect soil structure,

ultimately retaining valuable nutrients.

A key consideration for those irrigating

is making sure it stays within people’s

property boundaries and not on the

roads where it causes a hazard. The most

common reasons for water going overboundary

are the extra spray from end

guns on pivot irrigators, and travelling

irrigators getting too close to roads.

On hot, windy days, irrigation water

drifts on roads, where it can contribute

to road deterioration and make the hot

tar slippery. These problems can be easily

solved by checking that end guns are set

and operating correctly and setting back

travelling irrigators an adequate distance

from the road.

Careful placement of irrigators is also

needed during nor-west conditions, to

ensure irrigators aren’t knocked over.

Environment Canterbury urges anyone

irrigating to keep up-to-date with the

latest restrictions, as they relate to specific

areas and may relate to a property owner’s

specific consent.

Rural landowners can find information

about irrigation restrictions by calling

Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636

or on the Irrigation Restriction webpage

which is updated daily with

irrigation restrictions.

For irrigators south of the Halswell

River to the Rakaia, go to https://www.


Lifestyle block owners can find details on

taking water for domestic and stock water

purposes in the Environment Canterbury’s

Domestic and Stock Water Taking and

Use – User Guide. You may also be able to

take a permitted volume of water for other

purposes depending on the location of

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Stewardship land

review raises hopes

Federated Farmers hopes it will become

easier for landowners adjoining the

Department of Conservation (DoC)

estate to make boundary adjustments for

better biodiversity and more economic

land use.

Federated Farmers environment

spokesperson Chris Allen understands

the goal of a DoC review of stewardship

land management is to speed up and

simplify the reclassification process so land

with conservation value is identified and

managed appropriately, while land with

very low or no conservation value can be

made available for other uses.

He hopes the review will result in better

protection of land with high conservation

value, more secure public access to the

outdoors and “greater economic outcomes

for the nation”.

DoC is seeking public feedback as it

considers changes to the legislation. It

wants feedback on a number of existing

processes, including removing the

statutory step to declare all stewardship

land to be held for conservation purposes

before it can be reclassified or disposed of;

enabling the Minister of Conservation to

direct the proceeds of sale of stewardship

land to DOC and clarifying the status of

concessions on reclassified stewardship


The department also wants views on

enabling the national panels to carry out

the public notification and submission

process and clarifying responsibilities for

making recommendations to reclassify

stewardship land to national park.

Federated Farmers’ High Country

Committee has been pressing for changes

to the management of stewardship land for

many years.

Building on this, in August 2020

Federated Farmers asked the Minister

of Conservation to consider a concerted

effort to identify land administered by

DoC that was better suited to private


A Federated Farmers paper to the

Minister in 2020 says:

“Some current New Zealand land

ownership arrangements are more an

accident of history than a logical response

based on its best use. A relocation of land

use involving arrange of instruments

including commercial leases, binding

covenants and changes to core ownership

provides an opportunity to achieve both

improved conservation/indigenous

biodiversity outcomes and economic


“It is agreed that some private land

has significant conservation value and

outright purchase of parts of the land, or

purchase of an “interest” in parts of the

land, is considered by landowners as a

more appropriate and equitable process

than through legislatives mechanisms

such as declaration of Significant Natural

Areas, which potentially renders the land

incapable of reasonable productive use.”

High Country Committee Chair

Rob Stokes said he most wanted to see

better conservation outcomes and more

employment through on the ground

work such as new fences for boundary

adjustments and indigenous plantings.

There would also less need for weed

and pest control on low conservation

value land held by the Crown, which

would instead be managed by private land

owners. Even light grazing can reduce

control expenditure on plant pests such as

wilding pines, Stokes said.

Visit the stewardship land reclassification

consultation page for more information

on the discussion document. Submissions

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Mazda takes EVs to a new level

THE ARRIVAL of the Mazda3

hybrid last year was just the start

of the company’s foray into electric

vehicle production.

Mazda doesn’t do things halfheartedly,

their hybrid programme

has been extended to a radical new

vehicle that has just landed in New

Zealand, it is badged the MX-30

and design-wise it would sit in

the sport utility vehicle category,

but its cheeky, squat appearance

could also have it seen as a cutesy


Probably the most significant

thing about the MX-30’s design is

the freestyle rear doors; put simply,

they open rearwards offering access

to the rear seats. Three occupants

can be seated there, there are three

seat belts, but it is a little bit of a

squeeze for adults. Mazda, is no

stranger to this type of design, the

RX-8 had them along with some

extended cab Bounty utes.

It’s not just the look of the

MX-30 that captures attention,

the hybrid model has been joined

by a completely electric version,

whereas the hybrid has a 2-litre

petrol engine as well as an electric

motor, a system utilised in the

Mazda3, this evaluation focuses

on the exciting all-electric plug-in

version, a car that tells you Mazda

is serious about caring for the

environment in this age where

buyers are demanding electric

vehicles in a bid to combat climate


The all-electric MX-30 lists at

$74,990, for interest’s sake the

hybrid sits at $46,790, both are

competitive in a market where

electric power is finding its

happy position in terms of

pricing. The full $8625 clean car

rebate is available on the all-electric


Both are high grade models,

Limited for the hybrid and

Takami for the all-electric. Takami

represents everything Mazda can

build into the model, the trim and

fitment is as you would expect from

Mazda these days, it is beautifully

finished and care and quality are

the manufacturing hallmarks.

In terms of specification the

Takami wants for nothing, there

is satellite navigation, keyless

entry and power switch, full

leather trim with heated seats and

heated steering wheel, advanced

infotainment network, active

driving and head-up display,

electric sunroof, Bose audio,

and the full suite of Mazda’s

i-ActiveSense safety technology,

the latter contributing to a five-star

Australasian New Car Assessment

Program rating.

Mazda has made it easy to

understand the way the MX-

30 charges. There are three

fundamental procedures. If you

buy an MX-30 it will come with

what Mazda label a ‘wallbox.’ It’s

a device you would need to have

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directly to your home’s electrical

circuit, it also stores the cable.

That way it’s just a simple matter

of grabbing the cable and plugging

into the car. There’s also the option

of a three-pin domestic plug cable

and a type 2 DC cable that you

would use at an external rapid

charging station.

Mazda claims a 224km travelling

distance for the MX-30, slightly

more if you drive in an eco-friendly

manner, slightly less if the car

is under load. From empty the

MX-30 should gather a full charge

in around five hours using the

wallbox. By my reckoning they

are user-friendly figures, easily

enough for the daily commute and

a weekend trip to visit relatives in

the urban townships.

As part of my evaluation I drove

from the city to Burnham and back

home through Lincoln, the energy

storage gauge was showing threequarters

when I left, and there

was about one-third charge left

when I got home after the 90km

return journey. I thought that was

generous because where possible I

cruised at the legal speed limits so

it was an exercise where maximum

drain would have been taking


Driving the MX-30 requires little

special technique, you just push

D on the drive selector and away

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• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Electric

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• Performance –

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107kW on offer and a healthy

torque figure of 271Nm, both

available from a standstill, if you

push hard you can reach 100km/h

in 9.2sec, acceleration is swift and,

of course, silent.

The feel of energy you get is

quite satisfying, power is instant

and unfaltering, transition of

motion is seamless and quite

unlike what you get with internal

combustion engines. Don’t get me

wrong, I love petrol power but I

can see why drivers like the pull

you get from electric motors,

there is a strong feeling of


I pushed hard into a couple

of tight corners near Burnham

and can report that MX-30 has

definite steering feel and precise

turn-in. Drive is through the front

wheels so the handling is much

the norm we have come to expect

from today’s SUVs, nevertheless

directional accuracy is forceful

and grip from the low profile

Bridgestone tyres (215/55 x 18in) is


The MX-30 utilises a front-strut/

rear torsion beam suspension

set-up, much the same as we have

experienced in Mazda3 and it

works well given its simplicity,

the spring and damper rates are

certainly biased towards comfort.

That’s not saying handling is

compromised, it’s not, the MX-30

sits low at 1.5m and much of the

weight is carried low down in the

subframe so that gravitational

movement is low.

In my introduction I mentioned

some of the design aspects of the

MX-30, it’s very different to what

we would deem mainstream. If

there was one thing that stands

out for me it is the cork material

that lines the centre console, it’s a

standout and, according to Mazda,

durable and sustainable.

That’s the direction Mazda is

heading, if you are a MX-30 buyer

you will be responsible for five

trees being planted in this country,

that’s another one of Mazda’s

commitments to environmental

care. Just another reason to make

an electric car your choice in the


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Operative Selwyn District Plan

Clause 7 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act, 1991



Urban Holdings Limited, Suburban Estates Limited and Cairnbrae Developments Limited

have requested to rezone approximately 67 ha of rural land in Prebbleton to residential

land. Selwyn District Council notified the private plan change request (PC68) for public

consultation on 15 September 2021, and submissions closed on 12 October 2021.

A summary of the submissions on PC68, along with a copy of the original submissions, is

now available for viewing online at Council libraries and service centres, and at www.selwyn.

Further submissions may only be lodged by the following:

· Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest

· Any person that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has

· The local authority itself.

Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of or in opposition to an

original submission made on PC68. This must be in writing and in accordance with Form 6,

which is available from any Council service centre or online at

Further submissions must be served on Selwyn District Council in one of the following ways:

· posted to: Planning Department, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

Attention: Further Submission on PC68

· delivered to: a Council service centre in Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln or Rolleston.

· emailed to: (Subject line: Further submission on PC68)

· made online:

A person who makes a further submission must serve a copy of it on the person who lodged

the original submission no later than five working days after a copy is provided to the Council.

The closing date for further submissions is 5pm Wednesday 15 December 2021.

More information

For further information regarding this plan change or the process outlined above, please

contact Jessica Tuilaepa, Senior Strategy and Policy Planner, on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or

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Public Notices

Protecting native taonga

species with predator control

in Arthur’s Pass.

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

Arthur’s Pass and Lake Sumner area the Department of Conservation (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)

Description of the area

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

ranges, as well as the western ends of the Dampier and Studleigh ranges.

The southern boundary runs from near Binser Saddle in a westerly direction to a point

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 Mt Koeti

before dropping down to the Minchin Bivouac and back up to Mt Byrne.

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

Mason Hut. The eastern boundary runs from Binser Saddle to the head of Lower Farm

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

Dampier and Studleigh ranges then down to near Lake Mason Hut.

The Arthur’s Pass and Lake Sumner area is predominately beech forest with open and

steep sided river valleys that extend to tussock lands and exposed mountain tops. It is

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

pīwauwau and yellowhead/mohua.

Why we are doing predator control.

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

other threatened native species to decline and, in some cases, they face local extinction.

Predator control works

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

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

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

Method of predator control

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

outcomes and consulted with stakeholders and the community.

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 eat the pellets.

Non-toxic pre-feed baits are cylindrical cereal pellets, approximately 2 cm in length and

sandy coloured (not dyed). Prefeed contains a cinnamon lure to attract rodents.

Toxic baits are cylindrical cereal pellets, approximately 2 cm in length. They are dyed

green to deter birds and contain a cinnamon 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 the designated area. Please see map attached.

The pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Always remember:

• DO NOT touch or eat the bait

• WATCH CHILDREN at all times

• DO NOT EAT animals from this area

• Toxic baits and carcasses are DEADLY to DOGS

Observe these rules whenever you see warning signs placed at the public access ways

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

and carcasses, possibly for more than six months.

If you suspect poisoning

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

0800 764 766 (urgent calls) or 03 479 7248 or dial 111.

For further information, contact the Arthur’s Pass Operation Controller:

Vector Free Marlborough Limited

PO Box 5171, Springlands, Blenheim 7241

Free phone: 0508 548 008


A detailed map of the application area may be viewed at the following locations:

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Science Technician

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We are currently seeking applications for a highly motivated Science

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of Science and must be willing to combine thinking across multiple

areas of the curriculum.

Applicants will need to have a learner-centred focus and be excited about

working in a collaborative, flexible and responsive learning environment.

Please apply by completing and emailing a current CV with a covering letter

to Applications will close at 12 pm on

Wednesday 8th December 2021.

Rolleston College

631 Springston Rolleston Road

Phone. 03 595 2490 Email.

Kaiwhakatere (Teacher Aide | Learning Support)

2 FTE | Fixed Term, Part Time | 20 hours per week,

Term Time Only

We are seeking applications for a highly motivated Kaiwhakatere (Learning

Support/Teacher Aide). Our successful applicant will join our learning

support team to provide individualised support to learners who require

learning and or behavioural support.

Applicants will be learner-centred and excited about working in a collaborative,

flexible and responsive learning environment. This role would suit

an experienced Teacher Aide, has experience working with young people

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classroom environment.

This role is a fixed term, part-time position 20 hours per week, term time

only, due to start 31st January 2021. Please apply by completing and emailing

a current CV with a covering letter to

Applications will close at 12 pm on Wednesday 8th December 2021


Rolleston College 631 Springston Rolleston Road

Phone. 03 595 2490 Email.


Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

Administration/Reception Team Supervisor

with Reception/Administration Duties

To support our school’s growth, we’re on the hunt for an experienced, hands-on, lead by example, solution-focused

and proactive Administration/Reception Team Supervisor. Learner centric and people

focussed, you’ll be adept at ensuring best practice is demonstrated in our teams processes, results, and

strategies. Comfortable having courageous conversations and showing a level of resilience that inspires

those around you. Your intuition, initiative, and relationship building skills will quickly earn the respect and

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As Administration/Reception Team Supervisor, you are accountable for the Administration Team’s

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Someone who listens, who can identify when people need help, provides the structure they need

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Along with all this, we’ll need your:

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• Education sector experience is preferred but not essential.

• Epic communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to work in a demanding role, under

pressure with a high degree of professional judgement, exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy

when dealing with confidential issues.

• Adaptable, trustworthy, reliable with excellent interpersonal skills, including listening and liaising

effectively across all areas of a school community to achieve successful outcomes.

• Pragmatic and get stuff done efficiently and accurately, working well under pressure.

• Capacity to deal with conflicting demands quickly and calmly, anticipating needs.

• Ability to learn quickly, use initiative with strong attention to detail and organisational ability.

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and or the Google products. Experience in learning and using databases, Kamar knowledge is

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on Monday 27th January 2022. If this sounds like your ideal role, then we would love to hear from you.

Please apply by completing and emailing a current CV with a covering letter to

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(Permanent, Part Time, Term Time Only Position 15 hours per week)

Due to roll growth, we have an opening for a highly motivated part-time (15 hours per week) Performing

Arts Technician. As our Performing Arts Technician, you will play a crucial role in developing and assisting

with the College’s Performing Art technologies (Sound, Lighting and or Stage Performance) and

equipment for school events, performances and or external hires. Ensuring the College’s equipment and

environment is tidy, organised, systematic and maintained.

Applicants will need to be learner-centred and be excited about working in a collaborative, flexible and

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lighting technical matters, instructing users on best practice.

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• Has the capacity to deal with conflicting demands quickly and calmly, anticipating needs.

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If this sounds like your ideal role, then we would love to hear from you.

This role is a full-time, permanent, term time position (40 weeks term time, 40 hours per week) with

non-term responsibilities (5 weeks non-term time, 40 hours per week coinciding with our Principal

non-term hours) so some flexibility required, plus annual leave due to start on Wednesday 26th January

2022. Please apply by completing and emailing a current CV with a covering letter to Applications will close at 12 pm on Wednesday 8th December 2021

Rolleston College 631 Springston Rolleston Road

Phone. 03 595 2490 Email.

Project Support Administrator

(FIxed Term | 31st January 2022 to 13th December 2022, Part Time | 15 hours per week, Term Time Only)

To support our school’s growth, the College is seeking a dynamic Project Support Administrator to support

the delivery of the College’s Build Projects. The role involves working closely with the Principal and Executive

Officer, assisting in developing all aspects of the College’s build project, including costs, budget tracking and

engagement, and liaison with learning area leaders, teachers, suppliers, and external stakeholders.

This role requires excellent self-management skills with an understanding of a school build project within a

Public-Private Partnership context or the capacity to learn quickly. With this in mind, we are looking for:

• Proven experience in office administration, secretarial, change or people management roles

Education sector experience is preferred but not essential.

• Epic communication skills, both written and verbal. Adaptable, trustworthy, reliable with excellent

interpersonal skills, including listening and liaising effectively across all areas of a school community to

achieve successful outcomes.

• The ability to work in a demanding role, under pressure with a high degree of professional judgement,

exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy when dealing with confidential issues.

• Pragmatic and get stuff done efficiently and accurately, working well under pressure.

• Capacity to deal with conflicting demands quickly and calmly, anticipating needs.

• Ability to learn quickly, use initiative with strong attention to detail and organisational ability.

• Advanced computer skills using MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook and or the Google

product suite.

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we would love to hear from you. Please apply by completing and emailing

a current CV with a covering letter to Applications will close at 12pm on

Wednesday 8th December 2021.

Rolleston College 631 Springston Rolleston Road

Phone. 03 595 2490 Email.

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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Rural Property

Licensed REAA2008


ROLLESTON - 7 Delapre Drive


• Just completed executive style home in blue ribbon location

• Four genuine double bedrooms with ample storage

• Two stunning tiled bathrooms (ensuite with double shower)

• Spacious north and west facing living opening onto

sundrenched patio

• Stunning kitchen with stone bench and huge Butlers pantry

• Separate formal lounge/media room with patio access

• Impressive triple garaging and separate laundry

• So many extras-ducted heatpump, under floor heating etc

• Private fully fenced 629m 2 section with separate utility area

Price: Neg over $1,025,000


Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522



LEESTON - 57 Clausen Avenue


• As new sunny north and west facing home

• Four genuine double bedrooms

• Entertainers kitchen with Butlers pantry

• Open plan living and study nook

• Two bathrooms including ensuite off master

• Outdoor dining options on patio off dining area

• Easily accessed spa (spa is a chattel)

• Spacious and private 649m 2 section

Viewing: Sun 1.00pm -1.30pm

Price: Neg over $699,000


Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Chris Flanagan

027 433 4657

Andrew Taylor

027 435 5930

Jackie Derrick

027 636 3576

Amelia Nisbet

027 376 3868

Stephan Knowler

027 229 9522

Cameron McRae

027 769 6696

Juliet Flanagan


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Built in 2020 by Kevler Homes, this stunning 222sqm four

bedroom home is of extremely high quality.

The impressive kitchen is equipped with stone benchtops,

Bosch appliances and spacious walk-in pantry. The elegant

tiles, splashback and pendant lights make the space

magazine worthy. While the open plan kitchen/living/

dining is perfect for entertaining, the separate lounge

allows for escaping.

The master suite includes a huge walk in wardrobe and

fully tiled bathroom with twin vanity. The main attraction is

the ultimate guest bedroom complete with its own ensuite.

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main tiled bathroom and a separate toilet. The laundry

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Enjoy the Garapa deck on this sun drenched, automatically

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Additional features include ceiling mounted speakers,

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hallway and bathrooms, de-misters installed behind all

mirrors, carpeted garage and ducted heating system.

31 Falcon Road, ROLLESTON

DEADLINE SALE: All offers to be

submitted on or before 1:00pm,

Thursday 2nd December

(Unless sold prior)

Amelia Nisbet


027 376 3868

W 347 9949

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027 435 5930

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027 229 9522

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ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204


The Good Life In Woodside!

This entry level lifestyle property of

approximately 3.8430 ha (subject to title being

issued) will provide the good life you deserve!

This picturesque property, with a backdrop of

native bush is nestled into the hill side with

views of Mt Oxford and the Canterbury plains.

The home was built in approx 2006 and provides

a well sized open plan living, kitchen and dining

space that’s kept comfortable throughout the

seasons with double glazing, a log burner and

a heat pump. There is access from the living, to

a well sized and sunny entertaining deck.

There are three double bedrooms, the master

with ensuite and walk in wardrobe and a family

bathroom with separate toilet.

As well as internal access double car garaging

with a laundry space.

Situated close to View Hill School, the popular

Oxford Township and all this wonderful district

has to offer with rivers, mountains and more!

The vendor’s decision is clear, “it is time to sell”,

creating an opportunity for a lucky new owner

to enjoy all the benefits this property boasts,

while still having scope to add your own stamp.

Deadline Sale: All offers presented Monday 13th

December 2021 at 4.00pm (unless sold prior).

*Please note the photos are a selection of the property

and surrounds and are not indicative of any boundaries.

854 Woodside Road - Oxford

3 1 1 2 2

View: ID# HR5891

Open Home: Contact agents for a private viewing


03 349 9919 | 027 273 9044

Andy Nurse

03 323 6045 | 0221 437 143

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French Farm 104 French Farm Valley Road

Harcourts ID: BF36526


Rangiora 26 Goldie Drive

Harcourts ID: RG9616

Andy Nurse

021 437 143

Christine Tallott

027 490 6042


Rangiora 5 Page Place

Harcourts ID: RG9616


Clarkville 14 Orchard Place

Harcourts ID: RG26592

Christine Tallott

027 490 6042

Richard & Sue Woerlee

027 220 7706 | 021 867 541


Prebbleton 276 Trices Road

Harcourts ID: LN3435


Leithfield Beach 34 Kowai Street

Harcourts ID: RG9611

Jan Green & Ross Mitchell

027 222 8736 | 027 222 9495

Lisa Tippen

027 454 5416


Hanmer Springs 14 Harrogate Street

Harcourts ID: HS9696


Merivale 64b Merivale Lane

Harcourts ID: PLS4622

Harley & June Manion

021 149 8050 | 021 823 824

Mitch Roberts & Mana Tai

027 413 0797 | 027 626 2824


Casebrook 64 Kimberley Street

Harcourts ID: BF36629


Woolston 59 Kotuku Crescent

Harcourts ID: BF36585

Sue & Gemma Roberts

027 440 1282 | 027 223 6471

Geoffrey Twiss

027 738 6145


Lincoln 38 Makybe Terrace

Harcourts ID: BF36625


Southbridge 153 High street

Harcourts ID: LN3399

David Taylor


Rachael McIntosh & Tony Edwards

022 088 7280 | 027 442 1402




Lincoln 95 Jimmy Adams Terrace Woodend 60 Rangiora Woodend Road Rolleston 257 Weedons Road Hanmer Springs 17b Denby Place Cashmere 28 Westenra Terrace Wigram 14 Colt Place Mount Pleasant 307 Mt Pleasant Road

Rolleston 58 Bradbury Avenue Hanmer Springs 1 Scarborough Terrace Rolleston 64 Dryden Avenue Kaiapoi100 Sutherland Drive Hanmer Springs 14 Forest View

Lincoln 14a West Belt

Pegasus 48 Tutaipatu Avenue

Your home for local property

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Rolleston 242 Waterholes Road

Picturesque Tranquility at Riversfield!

If style and elegance is what you are looking for, then you are in for a treat! Sitting glamorously on just over 6ha, and

being the very definition of tranquil lifestyle living, this block has fenced paddocks, shelter belts, 2 3-Bay Barns, a

Workshop, and is simply waiting for you to complete the kiwi dream. This stunning, well-presented home caters for

everyone. Once you've stepped into the magnificent entrance foyer you will appreciate the high ceilings throughout,

and the entertainer in you will enjoy the options of a formal living and dining area, complete with a service bar, and

an expansive patio set in the manicured gardens. The kitchen, overlooking the patio and gardens is the heart of this

home with an additional dining area and open living for the family. An added touch is a light and bright conservatory,

where you can kick back and relax and enjoy the summer sun or create the perfect games room for the kids. The large

master opens to a covered veranda, has a walk-in-robe with great storage and a lovely, spacious ensuite. Further

accommodation is taken care of with 3 Double Bedrooms and a family bathroom with a spa bath. You can keep

toasty throughout winter with 2 log burners, a heat pump and more. With an office, a hobby room, a separate laundry

and 3-car garaging your options are simply endless. Just minutes away from Lincoln, Rolleston & Prebbleton.

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 |

4 2 2 3

Auction 12.30pm, Wed 1st Dec, 2021, (unless sold prior)

View By appointment


Tanya Marillier

M 027 383 3844


Monty Marillier

M 021 943 973


Proud to be here


Rolleston 17B Manor Drive

Rolleston 17 Greenstone Street

Multi Generational living options!

Designed to cater for the extended family, this home has it all and

more! Positioned on a back section in the popular Sheralea Subdivision

it benefits from privacy and security while being in a prime location for

all of Rolleston's amenities. Centrally positioned in the heart of the

home is the kitchen, complete with walk in pantry, and integrated

fridge and freezer. Designed to accommodate expansive family living,

the dining area, lounge and study nook interact effortlessly with the

kitchen, and sliding doors lead to a covered outdoor area that ensures

you can comfortably host a crowd, especially during the warmer

months ahead.

5 3 4 1 2

Deadline Sale closes Thursday 9th

December, 2021 at 4.00pm, (unless

sold prior)

View Wed 1 Dec 4.00 - 4.30pm

Sun 5 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm


Angela Hunt

M 021 548 777

Holly Siddons

M 020 4153 5251

Tick the boxes here!

Located in popular Stonebrook Estate this home is the answer to all

your family's needs. The reserve, playground, sports field, Metromart

and brand new Fish & Chip Shop are just around the corner! The focal

point is the spacious kitchen with its great bench space, perfect for

entertaining and featuring a 90cm gas hob along with 2 electric wall

ovens so you can cook up a storm. There's plenty of room for everyone

with a large open plan family living/dining area and a separate formal

lounge, or enjoy the outdoor flow to the covered patio area perfect for

the summer bbqs. Bonus of secure OSP for a Boat or Camper.

4 2 2 2

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday 8th

December, 2021 at 4.00pm, (unless

sold prior)

View Sun 5 Dec 12.00 - 12.30pm


Angela Hunt

M 021 548 777

Holly Siddons

M 020 4153 5251

Rolleston 17 Philippa Drive

Springfield Pococks and Annavale Road

Spread out in Style

At 193m2 this thoughtfully designed 3 bedroom home has a brilliant

feeling of space and balance throughout and with no expense spared

on the features! Finished in 2018 to a very high standard the kitchen is

an exciting stand-out complete with engineered stone bench tops,

large gas cooktop, two single ovens and a huge butler's pantry with

sink. The relaxed open-plan living will cater to a larger crowd with a

designated dining area, hideaway built-in study nook and two sliding

doors for that seamless indoor/outdoor flow. A magnificent northfacing,

Kwila deck extends the living options with built-in seating and

raised planters, wonderfully low-maintenance and with further scope

to enhance.

3 2 1 2

For Sale Buyers $895,000+

View By appointment


Sarah Yeates

M 027 447 2719

Sensational appeal and unrivalled possibilities

Established developers or would-be developers with creative

imaginations will immediately see the potential in this rare

opportunity to purchase a 28.276ha significant parcel of land, which

we are marketing as a deadline sale. It runs from the corner of

Annavale and Pocock Road in Springfield and offers a multitude of sub

divisional options, having been rezoned Living 2 (low density

residential zone) by Selwyn District Council. The site lies within easy

reach of Springfield Village, a thriving, bustling community at the foot

of the Southern Alps, 65 kilometres and 40 minutes' drive west of

Christchurch. Perfectly positioned for the great outdoors.

Deadline Sale closes Monday 6th

December, 2021 at 11.00am

View By appointment


Grant McIlroy

M 027 345 9262

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 |

Proud to be here


Springston 30 Everest Way


If you are looking for Privacy-Space-and Style you have arrived at the right destination!!!

This 240m2 home on a 1095m2 section is quite simply excellent Real Estate.

The entranceway to the home gives you an instant impression of what lies ahead as you get a stunning look through the

sliding doors to the beautiful garden that awaits outside. The main living space is extremely well laid out and functional. At

one end is a media room that flows seamlessly to the formal dining area with an open plan kitchen then onto a second lounge

with a built-in study nook. With 4 bedrooms-2 bathrooms and its own designated washing and laundry area, the property

makes modern living a breeze. Space for 5 cars to park on the driveway and a 2-car garage that has an entrance and exit door

everything about 30 Everest Way is well-thought-out. There is the courtyard outside the garage and then the garden -oh that

garden !!. Indoor-outdoor flow creates the right space for Happy Days.

4 2 2-3 2

Auction 2.00pm, Thu 9th Dec, 2021, (unless sold prior)

View Sun 5 Dec 3.30 - 4.00pm


Justin Le Lievre

M 022 628 1306


Rolleston Lot 1228 Acland Park

WOW ! sparkling and brand new at Acland Park.

The end result will be a beautifully presented, landscaped 107m2 3 bedroom home with open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living,

internal laundry, bathroom, separate toilet, car port and garden shed for the toys. The lucky purchaser will be able to move in

on completion and call home. For families and those that like to be active you have the park at your doorstep.

Sure to be popular, this property deserves to be on your must view list. Contact Karen to ensure this fabulous home is yours. To

be sold at Auction Thursday 9th December 2021

3 1 1 1

Auction 3.30pm, Thu 9th Dec, 2021, (unless sold prior)

View Sun 5 Dec 2.00 - 2.30pm


Karen Harper

M 027 444 1436


Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 |

Proud to be here


[Edition datE]


What do you have to tell potential

buyers when selling your house?

When you’ve lived in a property for a

while it’s easy to forget some of its quirks.

You might be used to the fact that the

front gate doesn’t shut properly, or that

the bathroom windows need fixing. Any

potential buyers will be able to spot issues

like this when they inspect the property –

and can choose to fix them if they purchase

it. But it’s a lot harder for them to identify

other things you might have forgotten

about, like the fact that you didn’t bother

getting the appropriate consents from the

council when you built the deck 25 years


You might think the deck is fine, but you

need to front up about the consent issue,

not least because it’s the decent thing to do.

“When you’re selling a property you are

legally obliged to share all the relevant

information about it,” says the Real Estate

Agents Authority (REAA).

“If work has been done on the property

during your ownership, either by you or

someone else, the standard terms of the

sale and purchase agreement require the

seller to warrant that any legally required

permits or consents were obtained. If you

knowingly fail to disclose unconsented

works, you are in breach of contract. This

means there is a risk that the sale could fall

over or that you could run into problems

prior to settlement. Even worse, the buyer

could take you to court for breach of


Your first step should be to discuss the

issue with your licensed real estate agent

and your lawyer, Lampen-Smith says. They

are likely to advise that you are better off to

disclose anything unconsented, or to strike

out the applicable vendor warranties clause

in the sale and purchase agreement.

“Once the real estate agent is aware of the

situation, they are bound by their Code of

Conduct to disclose it to any prospective

buyers. If you tell them about the deck or

any other issues to do with the property,

but ask them not to tell anyone, they are

required to stop working for you.”

Similar disclosure issues can arise over

more sensitive matters. Some sellers worry

about whether or not to tell an agent or

prospective buyers about an issue that

doesn’t relate to the physical state of the

property – such as it being the scene of a

murder, suicide or violent crime.

Here, deciding what to disclose is less

straightforward, Lampen-Smith says.

“The REAA advises agents to take a

cautious approach and to consider each

situation on its facts, while recognising the

individual circumstances.”

The High Court has said that a more

recent event, especially one that might

have gained some notoriety in the local

neighbourhood, may have more bearing on

a prospective buyer’s view of the property

than a historic one. The location of the

event (whether it took place in the grounds

of the property or inside the house) and

whether the property has been lived in since

it happened, as well as the likely reaction

of potential buyers, should also be taken

into account. The death of someone from

natural causes at the property does not

need to be disclosed, as this is considered

an everyday occurrence.

“If you are in this situation as a seller, it’s

best to discuss what to do with your real

estate agent.”

“They cannot tell prospective buyers

without your consent – and if they decide

that a sensitive issue should be disclosed

but you don’t agree, then they must cease

to act for you.”

Whatever the situation, whether it’s

unconsented work or a tragic event, honesty

is the best policy. Talk to your agent about

how the disclosure will be handled. There

is no need to advertise the information

or tell everyone who wanders along to an

open home, but potential buyers who have

indicated an interest in making an offer

must be told.

For independent advice on

buying or selling property, check


Rolleston 5C Heritage Close


1833m2 section with lots of extras!

This 1833sqm property in the well-established and much sought after Sheralea subdivision is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living is well kitted out with the kitchen having double wall ovens and dish drawers.

Sliding doors lead out from the living to a raised deck area and great studio/work from home space. Next is the separate

lounge with a logburner and heat transfer system, also with sliders out to the deck. Feel the wow factor in this Master

bedroom! The large ensuite has a double basin vanity with a separate toilet and the walk-in robe is huge. Sliding doors take

you out to your own private patio oasis. The further 3 bedrooms are all doubles with double robes and mirrors. Outside is

where this property truly sets itself apart. Double gates at the side of the garage allow for a huge amount of secure parking,

perfect for caravans, trailers, even your boat! Sheltered patio and planted areas wrap around the house and lend themselves

well to BBQs and entertaining. The back yard is lined with mature trees and the lawn is big enough for a game of cricket on

those summer evenings. To finish it off, storage sheds and a greenhouse.

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 |

4 2 2 2.5

Angela Hunt

M 021 548 777

Holly Siddons

M 020 4153 5251








Boundary lines are indicative only

Darfield 13 Longden Street

Ladbrooks Lot 2 Leadleys Road

Just what you've been

longing for

This 150sqm (more or less) sun-soaked home boasts

three double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and an

open plan kitchen/dining area. Natural light bathes the

north-facing lounge with a log burner and heat pump.

A sunny conservatory space flows from the living area.

The 1,012sqm (more or less) fully-fenced section has

been lovingly looked after. The gardens are

immaculate, while the leafy shrubs offer unbeatable

privacy. Completing the appeal is a separate, double

garage and various out-buildings.

3 1 1 2

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty

(unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 14 Dec 2021

42 South Terrace, Darfield

Phone for viewing times

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877


One of the best!

Simply outstanding. Exceptionally well-located,

mature oak tree lined and sheltered 4 hectares

(subject to survey and title) bare land. Walk or cycle to

sought-after Ladbrooks School or only a 15 minute

drive into central Christchurch city. Options for an

entranceway and electricity is at the roadside. Build

your dream home here surrounded by other quality

homes. Golden opportunities like this rarely present

themselves so you are encouraged to act quickly. Call

Chris or Sam today to register your interest.

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Wed 8 Dec 2021

Phone for viewing times

Chris Jones 027 220 5043

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500


Lincoln 64 Eastfield Drive

1,350sqm of family fun

Stand out from the crowd with 64 Eastfield Drive. Located in the lovely Rosemerryn Subdivision this gorgeous

single level home is positioned to maximise all-day sun. Built in 2018, this family home consists of four bedrooms

plus a study which could be utilised as a fifth bedroom. The master bedroom has a spacious ensuite with sliding

doors leading onto a private deck. The extremely well designed open plan kitchen/dining and living area provides a

very relaxing family environment for everyday living. Built-in seating under the window of the dining area is a divine

spot to unwind in the sunshine and read a book. Decked outdoor areas are perfect for entertaining this summer and

flow seamlessly from the living areas. You will love hosting your friends in this house. To the rear of the section are

raised vegetable gardens along with fruit trees and plenty of room for children to enjoy.

4 2 2 2

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 16 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View Wed/Sun 2-2.30pm or by appointment

Lewis Donaldson 0275 348 965



Rakaia Lots 1-4 89 Elizabeth Avenue

Rare Rakaia opportunity

With section prices escalating and the dream to build getting out of reach for many, here is a limited time

opportunity to purchase a section and plan your new home without breaking the bank. Just a 25 minute drive from

Rolleston and only 20 minutes from Ashburton, Rakaia is a lovely township with plenty of local amenities and

beautiful scenery. Make your offer on or before the deadline date, secure a section, then enjoy planning your brand

new home with titles due March 2022.

Lot 1 - 457sqm, Lot 2 - 492sqm, Lot 3 - 482sqm and Lot 4 - 466sqm (with shed)

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

4pm, Tue 14 Dec 2021

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258



Rolleston 17 Rothwell Drive

A premium property in a privileged location

Only eight months new and located in an established new subdivision, a fabulous 208sqm (approx.) family home

designed and constructed to the highest of standards by double Gold Award-winning Clark Bros. Well-positioned

and beautifully-designed, this superior home displays quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. Four generous

double bedrooms (master with stunning ensuite/WIR) supported by a family bathroom, separate toilet and walkthrough

laundry with fabulous storage. As you would expect in a home of this calibre, the kitchen is a real highlight

with walk-in pantry, breakfast bar and modern appliances. Bathed in natural light, the living areas include open plan

dining/living, separate lounge and private patio. Two heat pumps provide year-round comfort. Double, internal

access garage with roof storage. Landscaped 615sqm (approx.) section with sealed driveway.

4 2 2 2

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 16 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

Phone for viewing times

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279



Rolleston 17 Merlin Terrace

Brand new with Reserve outlook

The 190sqm floor plan is designed to offer generously proportioned rooms throughout with features you will love.

The smart white kitchen has a contrasting black granite bench top, a plumbed double fridge space, a 90cm oven

with gas hobs and a walk-in pantry. You will also appreciate the easy indoor/outdoor flow from the kitchen to the

large Kwila deck, accessed through stacker sliders and here you can enjoy an open aspect to the Reserve that

borders the section. A formal lounge provides that much sought-after second living space, allowing the family to

spread out. The primary bedroom has a luxurious ensuite with a wall- to-wall tiled shower and under-tile heating,

and there is a wardrobe system in the walk-in robe. The two further double bedrooms are serviced by an equally

plush family bathroom. This home is ready and waiting for you to move in before Christmas, so don’t delay.

3 2 2 2

Auction (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 9 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View 12-12.30pm Sun 5 Dec

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258


Rolleston 46 Territory Street

The build is finished, we just need the sold sign

Newly completed, this home is ready and waiting for you to be in by Christmas. Natural light floods the two living

areas where ranch sliders on either side of the main living room and one in the lounge open onto two Kwila decks.

Each offers a sunny spot where you can sit out, whatever the time of day. The sleek, white kitchen cabinetry and

light granite bench top are complemented by the warmth of the wood-look wall units and laminate flooring in the

kitchen/dining area. The ensuite features a tiled shower, whilst the deep bath in the main bathroom provides a bit of

extra luxury. A separate laundry is a practical addition to the 218sqm floor plan. The garden of the 662sqm section

wraps around the home, offering great outdoor space for your family to enjoy this Summer and then, when the

schools are back, the children can start at Clearview Primary.

4 2 2 2

Auction (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 9 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View 5.30-6pm Wed 1 Dec & 2-2.30pm Sun 5 Dec

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258



Constructing your

outdoor living space

Decking and paved areas increase

outdoor living space, providing cooler

places to relax on hot balmy summer

evenings. They add interest to a home and

provide a lead out to the lawn and garden.

Such structural elements break up a large

garden offering ways to reduce grassed


If choosing stone chip for barbecue

or seating areas, ensure the ground is

level and weed free. Weed mat under the

stones helps minimise weeds though the

stones can spill onto the lawn, blunting

lawnmower blades.

Paving slabs or bricks can be fitted into

stoned paths, patios or courtyards. Pavers

are more permanent. They come in a

variety of colours and sizes and can easily

be lifted when making changes to your

garden layout.

Good ground preparation pays off.

Sketch or mark the area to be paved using

string. Check there is no underground

wiring or drainage close to the surface and

kill off all weeds.

Regulations require paved areas be a

minimum of one metre below the internal

finished floor level. The correct height

is dependent on the type of flooring

and cladding of a home (see www.


will also want to fit the pavers higher than

the surrounding area and allow a 10-30

millimetre run-off. Heavier use areas need

a thicker base with more soil dug out.

Hammer in a stake then tie string

around to mark the lowest and highest

points and guide the laying of the pavers.

Spread crushed stone over the prepared

ground to create a hard base, then a 2-5

centimetre layer of sand to assist drainage

and prevent the pavers sagging over time

(especially where the ground is soft).

Place the pavers straight down,

minimising walking on the sand base.

Cut pavers with a stone cutter and

compress with a plate compactor. Plastic,

aluminium, steel or concrete edge

restraints may be fitted to help retain the

shape of the paved area. Lastly sweep

crusher dust over the joints to ensure the

pavers sit evenly and water pooling is


More permanent and durable options

are concrete and asphalt though can

be stark and glary for outdoor areas.

This is overcome by choosing coloured

concrete or a different finish like exposed


For an earthy look, decking is ideal

– constructed from pine, hardwood or

bamboo. Treated pine is affordable and

reasonably durable. Bamboo is strong.

Hardwood is durable, attractive and

fashionable. The choice of wood depends

as much on preference as budget. Where a

deck will be 1.5 metres or higher, Council

consent will be required. Timber piles

should be concreted in so there is a firm

base for the bearers over which the joists

will sit. These run at 90 degrees to the

bearers. Galvanised or stainless steel nails

or screws can be used to fix the decking

timber. Screws will provide a more secure


Finish off your alfresco living with

built-in seating, raised garden beds, pots

and some attractive outdoor furniture.




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you’re choosing a salesperson

with real estate knowledge of

the local Selwyn area. The kind

of insight that can’t be measured

and makes all the difference.


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Making the most of

show home viewing

Looking through show homes is a great way to get ideas for

features and fittings to put into a new home. It can also be helpful

for getting a spatial feel for other aspects of a house design.

Before heading out for a day’s

viewing, conduct an internet search.

identify the locations of show home

villages and the types and sizes of the

various building company’s homes on

display, noting down the square metre

size of each home.

if wanting a high end, architectural

design, focus on the larger homes that

have desirable design features. if at the

entry or middle level of the market,

earmark homes that fit this taking in

other show homes for extra ideas.

allow sufficient time when visiting each

show home, asking for a floor plan that

has room sizes before walking through.

Check also the floor to ceiling height

of the rooms and consider how this feels

and whether you prefer a cosier feel with

the standard ceiling eight of 2.4 metres or

more spaciousness created with a higher

stud or exposed ceiling beams.

if doors and windows are taller than

normal, weigh their effect in creating

a more luxurious and spacious feel,

against potential inconvenience for small

children, cleaning and maintenance.

on entering each room, take account of

how much furniture is in each room and

whether there is sufficient space for the

furniture you will have in the room and

the size needed in a walk-in robe. Look

too, at storage capacity throughout the

home and whether this is adequate.

in the living areas, consider whether a

lounge separated from the family living

room or a true open plan kitchen, dining,

living/lounge area is preferable, and

compare internal kitchens with those that

have natural light.

Look too at the layout of

the kitchen: whether to have

an island sink or breakfast

bar where a newspaper can

be read, and children can

sit and draw or complete

homework; the positioning

of appliances; and how

important having a pantry is.

for the little rooms, equate

space and features desired

with that needed, especially

if the budget needs to be

sharp. it might be nice to

have a large walk-in shower

with double shower heads

but is this just fanciful and

will the extra cleaning annoy you long

term. a laundry in the garage is also more

economical though a separate laundry

may be handier.

Bring the garage size into the equation

also. as these vary considerably, assess

the actual measurements of each garage

viewed comparing this with the space

needed for your motor vehicles and other

items to be stored there. if a good number

of toys will be housed there, it may be

sensible to increase the size of this area of

the home.

By imagining what you need, want and

will have in your new home, you will be in

a better position to confidently choose a

design that works for you.

For great results

and a “hassle-free


Call Tony or Julz today!

*GST, admin & minimum fee apply

Total Realty Ltd, MREINZ Licensed

Agent REAA 2008

Deadline Sale

Negotiable Over $529,000

Negotiable over $799,000

Deadline Sale: Negotiable Over $519,000



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16 Sandstone Cresent


This is a home with its own personality and

is bound to captivate you from the moment

you step inside. It is smart, sophisticated,

and ultra-modern. The consistent “on trend”

décor throughout adds a sense of drama and

it exudes a feeling of calm, uncluttered living.

6 Moore Street


This fabulous 85m2 (approx), 3 bedroom

home has all the ingredients for fantastic

family living. Kitchen, dining and living areas

all interconnect creating a feeling of space

and flow. The lounge opens out to a very

sunny deck which is perfect for BBQs and


25 Walter Place


Deadline Sale: New to the market is this

immaculate, spacious family home located

at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the lovely

village of Kirwee, set on an established 766m2

(approx) private section. Open Homes: Sat 20

Nov 1.30pm-2.30pm, Sun 21 Nov 1.30pm-

2.30pm. All offers presented: Wed 24 Nov

2021 at 12 noon.

29 Elizabeth Avenue


New to market is this soulful, spacious

character home located in the lovely township

of Rakaia. The house was purpose built in 1909

as the one and only local police station which

was the residence for the local constable.

“Vendors are negotiable to a pre-Christmas

settlement.”All offers presented Wednesday

1st December 2021 at 12 noon.

Call Tony Whalley

027 448 2625

Call Tony Whalley

027 448 2625

Call Julz Evans

027 393 6472

Call Julz Evans

027 393 6472

Selwyn Team: Tony Whalley - 027 448 2625 | Julz Evans - 027 393 6472

Just makes total sense - 0800 663 737 - total



Potential buyers are

likely to be living in your

neighbourhood, it’s an

area that they already love

and are actively seeking

to stay in. That’s why it

makes sense to advertise

your property in the

Selwyn Property Guide.

We are the only media

that reaches across the

entire Selwyn District.


Arthur’s Pass




Glentunnel DarfieldTempleton


Burnham Lincoln

Dunsandel Tai Tapu


For cost effective, highly

targeted advertising that delivers

results, contact a local Real

Estate Company that advertises

in the Selwyn Property Guide.

A large, quality home sited in a private and established

5021m 2 park-like se ting in the sought after Claremont

Estate on the boundary of Christchurch City.

The home features four bedr oms (master with

en suite and walk-in robe), open-plan kitchen, dining

and living along with formal dining, lounge and

conservatory. Great ind or outd or flow to a large

sheltered deck set in sprawling lawns and easy care

gardens with automated watering. Triple car garaging,

security gates, ducted heating, solar energy and

security system are just a few of the many extras on

offer with this property. There is a separate standalone

spacious office/studio that gives options for

those who require a dedicated work from home space

or alternatively, r om for a dependant relative.

Set amongst other quality homes on larger sections,

this property maintains a semi-rural f el whilst being

a short, easy commute into the city or ou to Ro leston.

Selwyn Times

Auction (unless sold prior)

Thursday 19 October, 2pm

411 Blenheim Road

Karen Hennessy


Phone: 03 341 4301

Mobile: 027 967 0186

karen.he ne sy@p

W ek commencing Tuesday, 3Rd ocToBeR 2017

Brand new ‘show stopper’ with 4 car garaging

As always, this builder has finished his latest new build to

perfection, incorporating a l the ‘must haves’ and more for

the discerning buyer. Situated on a 12 0m 2 section, with

an established backdrop, the substantial 315m 2 fl or plan

provides the ultimate in family living options. The su ny &

spacious open plan living r om boasts a designer kitchen

with 90cms oven, stone bench tops & a walk in pantry,

together with define dining, living & study spaces that

The formal lounge als opens to the landscaped garden

& has a boxed high stud ceiling with sound speakers. A l 4

bedr oms are fabulously proportioned qu en sized r oms,

with the master suite providing the perfect parents’ retreat

featuring an amazing dre sing r om with fu l wardrobe

system, a ditional storage & a beautiful tiled ensuite with

double tiled shower, fr estanding bath & twin vanities. The

family bathr om is equa ly elegant with a tiled shower &

twin vanities. Cosy up in front of the log burner, k ep your

toes warm with the under tile heating in the bathr oms &

k ep c ol or warm, as required, a the push of a bu ton with

2 heat pumps.

The home’s practical layout also includes a walk-in linen

r om, a substantial separate laundry, a tic storage with

la der a ce s and last, but certainly not least, hugely sought

after 4 car garaging. From the moment you a proach this

premium property, you wi l a preciate what a privilege it

would be to be able to ca l it ‘home’.

DeaDline Sale:

Closing 4pm on Monday

11th June 2018

(unless sold prior)


Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2 08) - West Melton

Sarah Booth


Mobile: 027 527 8258

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford


Mobile: 027 224 4733

Lincoln - 03 325 7299

Ro leston - 03 347 9988

West Melton - 03 347 9933


W ek commencing WeDneSDAY, 23RD mAY 2018

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2 08)


22 [Edition datE]

Your guide to all things Real Estate

in the Selwyn District

Tiny homes with

huge opportunities

The tiny house movement is

flourishing in New Zealand, with

people now choosing this lifestyle

option for many reasons.

The average Canterbury

house price of $660,000 may be

unaffordable to some. However, a

tiny house, costing under $200,000,

could be a practical solution. Some

buyers no longer want to commit

to a mortgage and to servicing

a large debt, especially with

changing relationships and living

arrangements. With many tiny

homes under 20 metres, a smaller

carbon footprint may be desired

with lower living expenses or being

closer to nature with a simpler and more

minimalistic lifestyle. A tiny home can

include amenities you would typically

have in a house but on a smaller scale. In

addition, within a smaller home, you will

have less clutter and property maintenance.

At a recent NZ Tiny Living open day,

Director Volkmar Wollenweber suggested

one group of tiny home buyers are retired

couples downsizing and stated, “The less

you have to maintain, the more freedom

you have.”

Is a tiny home classed as a vehicle or a


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and

Employment (MBIE) has issued guidance

under section 175 of the Building Act

2004. The Building Act defines a building

as “a temporary or permanent movable

or immovable structure and can include a

vehicle or motor vehicle that is immovable

and is occupied by people on a permanent

or long term basis. Therefore, a tiny house

could be considered a building or

vehicle, or both a building and a


Volkmar says tiny homes built on

a trailer are the most popular option

as they don’t need building consent

but may need resource consent for

where they are to be located. Trailer

restrictions mean the maximum

dimensions a tiny transportable

home can be built on a “light trailer”

without a special permit is 2.55m

width, 4.25m from the ground and

12.5 metres length. If a tiny house is

removable from the trailer, then the

tiny house can be up to 3.1m wide

without any special pilot vehicle(s)

required during transportation.

There are many companies now building

tiny houses as kit sets or with the option to

customise based on your needs to make it

your home. For example, furniture can be

made to suit the layout and to maximise

space with storage under beds, stairs, or

the floor. Tiny houses are built to high

standards with full insulation (floor, walls

and ceiling), double-glazed windows and

the option of installing a wood burner

stove. Living off-grid, solar power panels,

backup generators, freshwater and

wastewater systems can be housed on

separate trailers, avoiding excess weight in

the tiny home.

If you don’t mind being unable to host a

large group inside, there appear to be few

disadvantages in owning a tiny home.




Quality Home, Private Setting, Sought After Location

extend through sliding d ors to a large deck & covered ‘al

fresco’ entertaining area.

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4 Soar Terrace, Rolleston

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36 Lennon Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

13A Halswell Junction Road, Halswell

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93 Stanbury Ave, Somerfield

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

104 Selwyn Road, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

74A Dryden Avenue, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

2/113 Estuary Raod, South New Brighton

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

18A Broad Street, Southbridge

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

31 Quartz Drive, Rolleston

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26 Glynne Crescent,Spreydon

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15 Sunshine Terrace, Arthurs Pass

Bayleys Canterbury

2 Reuben Avenue, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

13A Halswell Junction Road, Halswell

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

4 Soar Terrace, Rolleston

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37 St Heliers Crescent, Aranui

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Ray White Town & Lifestyle

13 William Street, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

31 Quartz Drive, Rolleston

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7 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

74A Dryden Avenue, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

15 Clydesdale Way, Lincoln

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

1091 Dyers Pass Road, Governors Bay

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

26 Glynne Crescent, Spreydon

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

2/113 Estuary Road,South New Brighton

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2 Reuben Avenue, Rolleston

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2/195 Walkers Road, Rolleston

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Open Homes,

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the Real Estate


ray WhITe

rolleston 03 347 9988

West melton 03 347 9933

Lincoln 03 325 7299

PrOPerTy brOKers

rolleston 03 929 0306

darfield 03 975 4506

Leeston 03 929 0306

Lincoln 03 595 6954


harcourts hornby

03 349 9919

harcourts rolleston

03 347 4711

harcourts Lincoln

03 662 9933

maTsON & aLLaN

rolleston 03 347 9949

darfield 03 318 8204

Leeston 03 324 3704

bayLeys caNTerbury

03 375 4700

17 Greenstone Street, Rolleston

Property Brokers

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Property Brokers

36 Lennon Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

4 Tawton Lane, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

13A Halswell Junction Road, Halswell

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

31 Quartz Drive, Rolleston

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

37 St Heliers Crescent, Aranui

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

7 Brittan Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

3 Monet Vale, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

33 Tiny Hill Drive, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

12 Talon Drive, Rolleston

Bayleys Canterbury

57 Clausen Avenue, Leeston

Matson & Allan Leeston

7 Malory Way, Rolleston

Matson & Allan Rolleston

20 Dollar Place, Prebbleton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

17B Manor Drive, Rolleston

Property Brokers

27 High Street, Leeston

Bayleys Canterbury

1 Jadewynn Place, Halswell

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16/106 Vealey Ave, Christchurch Central

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15 Broad Street, Southbridge

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1 Hinterland Drive, Prebbleton

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Springston Ellesmere Junction Road

What an opportunity

Take advantage of this great opportunity to build your

forever home on this titled 4.0300 ha (approx.) bare

land block. Situated just five minutes' drive from the

township of Lincoln which has a supermarket, cafes,

restaurants, etc and only a 20 minute drive to central

Christchurch. You have all the benefits of country

living with stunning views to the mountains but still

close enough for city conveniences. With bare land in

short supply, this is a great opportunity to realise your

dreams - call me today to come and have a look.

5 Aurora Close, Prebbleton

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

25 Tibbotts Drive, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

93 Stanbury Ave, Somerfield

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty

104 Selwyn Road, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

18A Broad Street, Southbridge

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

30 Everest Way, Springston

Property Brokers

766 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston

Ray White Town & Lifestyle

checK OuT The seLWyN TImes

PrOPerTy dIrecTOry eVery

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Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

4pm, Fri 10 Dec 2021

View by appointment

Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519




Rolleston 35 Bradbury Avenue

Excellent location and vendor motivation!

A cleverly-designed floor plan to maximise useable space, this home offers the perfect place for the whole family to

enjoy. Warm and welcoming, the interconnected, North-facing living spaces are bathed in all-day sun; and the

modern and contemporary kitchen, complete with a walk-in pantry and quality appliances, provides for ease of

entertaining. A sliding door in the living area provides a seamless flow to the large patio and spacious, fully fenced

602sqm section. Three bedrooms are complemented by a central family bathroom and toilet, with the master

bedroom benefitting from a walk-in robe and ensuite. Further desirable features include a double fridge space, an

abundance of storage, an alarm and within close proximity to central Rolleston.

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Auction (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 2 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View by appointment

Nick Booth 027 306 3186


Rolleston 7 Othello Drive

The vendors' bags are packed

Our vendors have set plans in place and want to be away by Christmas. Here is your chance to purchase off serious

vendors who want a sold sign up on or before auction day. If you dream of owning a four bedroom family home on a

large section, and are happy to put the final touches to the significant upgrade that the vendors have done, then this

could be your ideal opportunity. The recently installed trendy kitchen has new appliances and new flooring that

extends into the open plan living area. A log burner, that was installed in March 2020, complements the heat pump,

wall panel heaters and retro fitted double glazing to most of the home. Four good sized bedrooms (master ensuite),

a formal lounge and a separate laundry make this a great option for families and, with the back garden of the

846sqm section being a super size for little ones and pets, this has got to grab your attention.

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Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 9 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View 3.15-3.45pm Sun 5 Dec

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258

Nick Booth 027 306 3186


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