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New library

a boost for

bookworms

Pages 4 & 5

Growing

membership

for men’s shed

Pages 8 & 9

Joy and sorrow after win

Trainer Derek Jones

congratulates driver Samantha

Ottley moments after Lulu Le

Mans’ win in the Akaroa Cup.

PHOTO: RACE IMAGES

‘I went home last night and listened

to the commentary and it was very

emotional.’

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• By Dave Di Somma

A MIXTURE of “joy and

sorrow” is how harness trainer

Derek Jones describes Sunday’s

Akaroa Cup win with Lulu Le

Mans at Motukarara.

It came just days after the

death of his father Peter, a

well-known farrier and figure

in Canterbury harness racing

circles, aged 91.

“It was a funny feeling,” said

Derek Jones of the win: “There

was both joy and sorrow at the

same time.”

After getting an economical

run three back the fence Lulu Le

Mans was angled off the fence

by Samantha Ottley, and then

produced a sustained run to beat

favourite Riveered by a head.

“I was hoping for a win

rather than expecting it,” says

Jones: “And she drove her

super.”

The mare was 7/7 in the betting,

and paid $16.60 and$4.70.

It was Lulu Le Mans’

ninth win in 49 starts, and

her second in a row after

winning at Ashburton in

November. Stablemate Kiss

the Girls also went a cracker

of a race, finishing an unlucky

sixth. • Turn to page 9

• By Susan Sandys

A BAKERY in the district has

made a plea to customers not to

upset staff if they don’t have a

vaccine passport and as a result,

are refused service.

The Rustic Bakery Cafe at

Lincoln posted online on Friday

that they were “disappointed and

disgusted in the behaviour some

people have displayed this morning.”

It comes as Selwyn residents

voice concern over children being

barred from recreational facilties

due to vaccine pass requirements.

The cafe said there were a

number of instances of customers

getting upset when they learned

that only vaccinated people would

be served.

Natalie Jones, who works in

front of house and is a barista,

said they were “disrespectful.”

One person called out “it’s f***ing

bull***”, another screeched their

car’s tyres as they raced out of the

car park. The police were called

after the car nearly hit another

vehicle as it left.

• Turn to page 7

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School target of vaccine protest

• By Susan Sandys

ROLLESTON College became

the target of a protest last week

from residents losing their jobs

for refusing to be vaccinated.

A handful of people stood with

signs outside Rolleston College

on Wednesday morning last

week in support of three unvaccinated

teachers they believe are

at risk of also losing their jobs.

However, Rolleston College

says it has not terminated the

employment of any staff members

in relation to the vaccination

mandates, which deem that

education and health workers

must have had their first dose by

November 15.

In an open letter to the college,

parent and protest organiser Paul

Hill accused the school of having

no kindness or concern for the

teachers.

“No aroha, they were just

shunned without comment or

notice.”

The protest was organised to

reinforce the message in the letter,

signed by more than 30 people.

School principal Rachel Skelton

and board of trustees chairwoman

Lynley Shaw said in a statement

to the Selwyn Times that

they felt it was “inappropriate

and disrespectful” to comment

on employment matters.

However, the college had not

SHUNNED: Protest organiser Paul Hill says vaccine mandates are unfairly pushing people

out of their jobs.

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

terminated any staff member’s

job. It supported its staff and

learners “through what has been

a very difficult year for everyone.”

In spite of the small number at

the protest on Springston Rolleston

Rd, there was plenty of noise

as passing motorists on the busy

road tooted car horns.

“Going by the numbers of

toots, waves and yells of support,

we believe there is more people

questioning what they are seeing

. . . and why they have to lose

their job when they are healthy,”

Hill said.

He was able to keep his job

as he was a self-employed business

operator. However, he

had resigned from his role as

programmes manager for the

Selwyn Hawks basketball club,

as he would not be allowed in to

the club’s district council-run

venue. He had decided not to get

the jab because he had not seen

any evidence that it was the right

approach.

Fellow protestor Merv Johns,

66, said he had last month lost

his job of two years as a Rolleston

school bus driver due to the

mandate.

“It’s pretty disappointing. I did

like my job, and I liked my kids,”

Johns said.

He was not anti-vax, but was

“anti this vax.”

Rolleston parent Rebecca Russell

expected to lose her job in

the disability sector, caring for

a teenage boy in her own home.

The Pfizer jab was an mRNA vaccine,

and she was also wary of the

Astrazeneca vaccine.

Terry Anderson said he had

lost his job after seven years as a

school caretaker in Christchurch

because he would not get vaccinated.

“I believe there are alternatives

to the vaccine that people are not

being told about,” he said.

A former supermarket worker

was at the protest. She had lost

her job the day before. She had an

auto-immune disease which gave

her a high chance of an adverse

health reaction to getting the jab.

“I loved my job, it’s very sad, I

knew it was coming,” she said.

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New library appeals to cross-section

• By Susan Sandys

SELWYN RESIDENTS flocked

to the new $22.7 million

Rolleston library and multifunctional

civic centre, Te

Ara Ātea, when it opened on

Thursday.

Retired Rolleston design engineer

and avid reader Bill Thorne

was among almost 1000 people

who visited.

He was impressed with the

many books and surrounding

art and cultural displays.

He had borrowed from the

former Rolleston Library,

which closed prior to Te

Ara Ātea opening, every

three weeks.

“It looks lovely, well

laid out,” Thorne said.

Te Ara Ātea has

about 45,000 books,

audio and DVDs,

puzzles, games and

tech kits, representing

more than double the

Rolleston Library collection

size from 2017.

Thorne said he generally

borrowed three

novels, four magazines

and a non-fiction book

from the library every

three weeks. In addition,

he reads books on his e-reader,

and will sometimes finish a

whole novel in one day.

BOOKWORM:

Bill Thorne

is looking

forward

to an

increased

number

of fiction

titles.

Among 24 titles by his favourite

author Lee Child on the

library’s shelves on opening day,

he could not find any that he had

not yet read. However, he was

not worried as he planned to

read some for a second time.

“I usually read two books

at a time, one on the e-reader

and a hard cover as well.

That’s my happy space, and I

always like to understand how

things work.”

His praise of the new

library and its

accompanying

facilities was echoed

by fellow reader

and Rolleston

resident Liz

Hoffman.

She said the

facility

was long

overdue,

with

the

former library being small and

overcrowded.

“I think it’s very modern and

very inclusive for all ages, for

older people, children. I like that

there’s art as well as books. It’s

not just a library, it’s a community

centre as well. I think it’s a

lovely space,” Hoffman said.

She was excited to see what

community groups would come

in to use the spaces. Alongside

the library, Te Ara Ātea features

a performance space, workshop,

technology room, café and

lounge and a wāhi tamariki for

children.

Philippa Ross of Rolleston

was at the wāhi tamariki, or

children’s area, as her two

daughters – Stephine, 2, and

Madeline, 3 – played in an area

of colourful wooden blocks and

wall pegs.

“We always went to the old

library, it was always crammed,”

Ross said.

“It’s going to be amazing, especially

in winter with the kids.”

Fellow mothers Julianne

Seabourn and Emily Simpson,

both from Lincoln,

were just as impressed.

“It’s quite a cool

space,” Seabourn

said.

“It’s very versatile, it

will be very interesting

to see what comes to

Rolleston now with the

performance space, that was

lacking in Rolleston,” Simpson

said.

The

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

SPACIOUS: Liz Hoffman

is excited to see what

community groups will

come in to use the new

facility.

They had been exploring the

wāhi tamariki with their babies.

Nine-month-old Eden Seabourn

and 10-month-old Lottie Simpson

had particularly liked the

three-dimensional aspect of a

carpet tapestry mountainscape

reading nook.

Other features at Te Ara Ātea

include the country’s largest

video projection wall in the

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of community

There are also nationally significant

taonga on display, including

a pounamu carving from Canterbury

Museum which has come

back to Selwyn for the first time

since it was found at Te Waihora

Lake Ellesmere in 1938.

Outside Te Ara Ātea, the new

Rolleston town square of the new

town centre is taking shape. It

will include a sensory space with

outdoor instruments, a musical

walk and water feature.

District council libraries digital

futures co-ordinator Luke Sole

said it had been “really special” to

see almost 1000 people of all ages

visit the new facility on opening

day.

“The building really came alive

with people exploring and getting

acquainted with the spaces,” Sole

said. He and fellow staff were

looking forward to continuing

to welcome the public over the

coming days and weeks as people

visited the facility for the first

time.

• Te Ara Ātea is open 9am

to 6pm on weekdays,

with extended hours on

Thursdays to 8pm, and

10am to 4pm on weekends.

EXPLORE: Three-year-old

Madeline Ross keeps herself

occupied at the children’s

area.

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SENSORY: Julianne Seabourn, with Eden, nine-months,

and Emily Simpson, with Lottie, 10-months, like the threedimensional

carpet tapestry reading nook.

• By Susan Sandys

PREBBLETON residents are

generally opposed to a Hamptons

Rd zone change application that

would allow about 820 residential

homes, submissions show.

The district council has released

a summary of submissions

for Plan Change 68 as it calls for

further submissions, which close

on December 15.

Thirty-eight submitters made

118 submission points, of which

105 – or 89 per cent – were either

opposed or opposed in part. Only

eight either supported or supported

in part the plan change,

while five neither supported nor

opposed it.

Residents’ concerns included

loss of urban form and rural

character, pressure on infrastructure

and increased traffic.

Christchurch City Council,

Environment Canterbury and

Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times

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Residents opposed

to zone change

The proposed

67-hectare site on

Hamptons Rd.

the Ministry of Education opposed

the application, the latter

saying the development would

increase traffic congestion and

the applicant had not allocated a

site for a school.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

Agency neither supported nor

opposed the application. But it

had concerns including the 67ha

was outside a projected infrastructure

boundary, meaning the

developer should consider the

need for more roads and public

transport.

PC68, from Urban Holdings

Ltd, Suburban Estates Ltd and

Cairnbrae Developments Ltd, is

the largest of three zone change

applications before the district

council for the Prebbleton area.

The remaining two are PC72, for

290 sections, and PC78, for 400

sections. If all of the plan changes

went ahead it would increase the

size of Prebbleton by 80 per cent.

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Vaccine passes required

at council facilities

• From page 1

The district council is

requiring the passes at facilities

including Selwyn Sports Centre,

Selwyn Aquatic Centre and

Lincoln Event Centre, as well as

the West Melton Community

Recreation Centre, Rolleston

Community Centre, Tai Tapu

Community Centre, Dunsandel

Community Centre, Darfield

Community and Recreation

Centre and at Te Ara Ātea.

Children aged 12 years three

months and older are covered by

the vaccine pass system. And in

the case of children younger than

this needing to be accompanied

by an adult, that adult will have to

have a pass.

“Could you not have made it

from 16 or 18, so that children

don’t get discriminated against?

I think the kids in this country

have had enough stress without

this too,” said one woman to

a post on the district council’s

Facebook page.

The post had attracted more

than 100 comments by Friday

afternoon.

One mother said she had severe

needle phobia and was worried

about her children missing out.

The district council responded

to her comment and was able to

confirm unvaccinated children

older than 12 years and three

months would not be allowed

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into the district council’s

weekend outdoor movie in

Leeston, due to it having to

meet Covid-19 Protection

Framework requirements for

ticketed or controlled entry

events.

However, they would still be

able to swim at Southbridge Pool,

where vaccine passes were not

required “at this stage.”

Another commenter offered to

help the mother get vaccinated,

“so your children don’t have to

miss out.”

Group manager

communication and customers

Stephen Hill told the Selwyn

Times the district council’s

approach to vaccine pass

requirements also protected

children who could not be

vaccinated.

It ensured “that they can

continue to use our services with

the knowledge that they and

their parents are as safe as we can

make it for them,” Hill said.

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• By Susan Sandys

WEST MELTON teenager Daisy

Meyers is being excluded from

her sporting life as she awaits a

vaccine pass exemption.

The 16-year-old’s father Darren

Meyers was on the phone

to health services for hours last

week as he tried to find out when

the pass would arrive.

As the deadline for going to

the traffic light system closed

in, and the pass had still not

arrived, he phoned numbers for

My Vaccine Pass, which referred

him to the Covid Vaccination

Healthline, which referred him

to the Ministry of Health. He

spent one-and-a-half hours

on hold at the ministry before

he talked to someone, who

ultimately was unable to help

him.

“We just want a contact

number for the people dealing

with the exemptions, but noone

seems to know whether

they exist. How does all these

three health departments not

know how to contact someone,”

Meyers said.

He could understand there

could be a waiting period in light

of high demand, however it was

not fair to have a teenager unable

to attend her sporting events.

“I know there’s leeway in it, but

not where you are being excluded

from your own life,” he said.

Daisy was diagnosed with

Crohn’s disease in October. Subsequently

she had myocarditis

and pericarditis as a side effect of

medication she was prescribed.

This lead to her specialist advising

not to get the Pfizer jab for

six months.

On November 26, the family’s

GP sent in a signed form to the

Ministry of Health to apply

for the exemption. Meyers said

at the time, the ministry was

advising online it would take five

working days to deliver, but this

changed to 10 working days last

week.

Daisy had not been able to

attend her commitments to

coach for Selwyn Football on

Friday afternoon at Selwn Sports

Centre, and play in the premier

women’s futsal league and referee

at Ara on Sunday, due to the

Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times

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Teenager’s life in limbo

while waiting for My

Vaccine Pass exemption

EXCLUDED: Daisy Meyers

can not get into sports

centres requiring vaccine

passes as she awaits proof

of an exemption from the

Ministry of Health.

venues requiring vaccine passes.

She had similar events planned

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Lincoln Men’s Shed grows in stature

• By Susan Sandys

LINCOLN MEN’S Shed is

doubling its shed space as more

members come on board.

Chairman Alastair Smithies

said the group’s membership

increased over the last year

by more than one third,

climbing to more than 60

members from 45.

“It’s providing a source of

fellowship for older, and mostly

retired, men. We try to accommodate

men of all abilities,”

Smithies said.

“They come from all walks of

life, retired farms to builders,

joiners, school teachers.”

Construction of a $160,000

shed on its site, leased from the

district council and next to the

Lincoln Event Centre on Meijer

Drive, is under way. At 20m x

10m, it is the same size and shape

as the group’s current shed. The

two buildings are alongside each

other, and will be joined by an

annex.

Smithies said half of the new

shed will be workshop space. It

will mean that the current engineering

area, crammed into a

corner of the existing workshop,

would be able to be moved into

its own area.

This would make it easier for

members to balance the two

activities of woodworking and

welding together.

“Woodworking and welding

don’t mix, you don’t want sparks

from welding anywhere near

wood shavings,” he said.

One of a network of about 100

men’s sheds throughout New

Zealand, aligned with Menzshed

New Zealand, Lincoln Men’s

Shed has been operating for

about five years. Members meet

twice a week, on Monday and

Tuesday afternoons, undertaking

their own projects and projects

for the community.

Community projects recently

included making fairy doors for

trees at Ararira Springs Primary

School, a vegetable sales barrow

for Springston community

garden and a trophy and toy

box for Lincoln Volunteer Fire

Brigade.

FELLOWSHIP:

Lincoln

Men’s Shed

chairman

Alastair

Smithies

welcomes an

increase in

membership.

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Members were also mentoring

groups of Lincoln High School

students. A group of four had

recently completed two picnic

tables. The next group of four

arrived last week and were

planning on making bench seats

for the school.

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Men’s shed currently under

construction next to the

existing shed.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

Half of the new shed will

be an extension of the current

shed’s workshop space,

while the other half will be

a meeting room, toilets and

kitchen facilities.

Currently members

take along Thermos’ and

coffee cups, and use the

neighbouring rugby club’s

outdoor toilet.

Members had secured

funds to get to the lock-up

stage of the project, which

was being undertaken by

a contractor and set for

completion in the new

year. Members were in the

process of going to three

other funders for the fitout,

which they planned to

undertake themselves.

“We have got enough

building skills in our ranks

that we can do the internal

building work, and lining,

ourselves.”

BY A LONG HEAD: Lulu Le Mans wins the Akaroa Cup.

PHOTO: HARNESS RACING NZ

Emotional win for Derek

• From page 1

The Jones family are at

the very heart of the sport

in Canterbury, with Derek

Jones’ uncle being his

namesake, the legendary

Derek “D G” Jones.

Derek Jones, who lives in

Prebbleton, works a small

team in the mornings at

his Yaldhurst stable, before

going to his day job as an

adviser for Tegel Foods.

Fittingly Elusive Chick

– Lulu Le Mans’ mother –

has been his best

horse.

Bought for just $3000

she had 13 wins from 58

starts, earning more than

$400,000.

As well as Ottley

wearing a black armband

for yesterday’s Akaroa

Cup, commentator Justin

Evans also made mention

of Peter’s death as the fouryear-old

mare crossed the

finish line.

“That really meant a

lot” says Derek Jones,

”I went home last night

and listened to the

commentary and it was

very emotional.”

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CITY2SURF veterans will

remember crossing the finish

line at New Brighton beach –

and now the route is a step closer

to the fun run’s original

concept.

For the first time since the 2011

earthquake, a coastal component

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for dedicated athletes, casual

runners, corporate teams and

school groups.

In a tilt to history, the 2022

Les Mills-branded edition,

scheduled for March 20, will

start at Cathedral Square and

end at Rawhiti Domain, turning

the tide after Ferrymead was the

quake-related end point.

The fun run, which is expected

to attract 12,000 entrants,

debuted in 1974 and for the first

four years it finished on the

sand before reverting to a fitting

athletic destination, QE II

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“It’s a huge deal for our team

as we have wanted to return this

event to its pre-quakes course

for a while now,” said City2Surf

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“This will be a great

opportunity to bring people

to the east of the city and to

generate a great buzz.”

There is also a modern twist

for participants tackling the

12km classic route or shorter

6km distance with chip timing.

Chip timing means everyone

will receive an official finishing

time, a welcome technological

advance for elite athletes.

“It’s great to give some of New

Zealand’s best runners a chance to

come and compete in this iconic

event. Hopefully one day it will

be the race that everyone want to

win,” Holmes said.

Unlike previous editions, there

will no entries available on the

day due to the requirement to

track each entrant and ensure

a safe event is carried out as

Covid-19 lingers.

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Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times

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COMMITMENT: Selwyn MP Nicola Grigg has chosen Lincoln High School

16-year-old Bobbie Hira for Youth MP, with Bobbie’s tenure including a

trip to Wellington to take part in parliamentary debates.

Bobbie is bound

for the Beehive

• By Susan Sandys

ROLLESTON Brass will

be taking Christmas

cheer to shoppers as it

winds up a successful first

year.

The band formed a year

ago and in October competed

for the first time at

the Canterbury Provincial

Band contest, winning all

four categories to become

the 2021 D Grade Champion

Band.

The band had its origins

in the Selwyn District

Youth Band. When conductor

Bill Dixon retired,

the committee decided

that a change of direction

was the best way to ensure

the band’s small group of

young players could take

their musical passion into

the future, so established

Rolleston Brass.

Experienced adult

and youth players from

PHOTO: GETTY

INCOMING Lincoln

High School head student

Bobbie Hira has an

exciting year ahead as she

gets a taste of a career in

politics.

Selwyn MP Nicola Grigg

has chosen the 16-year-old

as her electorate’s 2022

Youth MP.

Bobbie is one of 120

from around New Zealand

recently chosen to represent

the youth of their

respective electorates for

six months from March.

Their tenure will include a

three-day experience with

their fellow Youth MPs in

Wellington, taking part in

parliamentary debates and

select committees.

“I am very thankful for

this opportunity to represent

the youth in Selwyn.

It means a lot to represent

not only Selwyn but also

my whānau and my iwi

(Tūhoe and Te Arawa),”

Bobbie said.

Bobbie is almost fluent

in te reo Māori. She is one

of a team of four head

students to take the reigns

at her high school

next year.

After leaving school, she

plans to study a Bachelor of

Arts in Māori Indigenous

studies and history at

Canterbury University

before embarking on a

political career.

“Being able to support,

educate and lead people

as we grow as a nation is

important to me. Every

piece of work we do paves

the way for our future

generations to come. If

throughout the district,

and Christchurch, have

since jumped on board.

Some are professional

musicians with the New

Zealand Army Band, based

in Burnham, including

conductor Raynor Martin.

There is now a full brass

band of players, who rehearse

Thursday evenings

at Rolleston School.

there is an opportunity

for me to help, I will grab

that opportunity with both

hands,” she said.

Grigg said Bobbie’s

passion for supporting

others came through

loud and strong in both

her application and her

interview.

“I was thoroughly

impressed with Bobbie’s

connection to young

people across the district,

her advocacy for youth

issues, her commitment

to our region, and her

drive to make Selwyn as

supportive and as inclusive

for our rangitahi as

possible,” Grigg said.

“As well as that, she

demonstrated to me she

wants to help support local

businesses, and help people

into work.”

Xmas carols brass-style

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a series of carolling sessions for shoppers.

The band has a series

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planned.

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TWO AUTHORS, alumni and former

rural field cadets, whose work helped

document the history of Lincoln

University, have been recognised.

Chancellor Bruce Gemmell presented

Bill Harrington, of Christchurch, and

Vince Ashworth, of Morrinsville,

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the institution’s cultural fabric and

reputation”.

Harrington was selected as a rural

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He pursued a valuation career and he

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His chosen profession gave him many

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appointed to the land valuation division

of the High Court. He was also a trustee

and farming director for a large pastoral

conglomerate for many years.

Harrington’s Lincoln University medal

citation refers to two books he has helped

compile and edit. Lincoln and Beyond:

Memories of Student Days, Lives We Led

was published in 2013 and Herbie’s Boys:

A History of the Rural Field Cadet Scheme

1941-1971 was published in 2016 by the

rural field cadet history group he

chaired.

The title Herbie’s Boys refers to top

public servant Herbert Caselberg, founder

of the rural field cadet scheme that seeded

New Zealand’s land-based public service

departments with Lincoln graduates for

three decades.

HONOURED: Former

alumni Vince Ashworth

(left) and Bill Harrington

have received awards

for their contribution

to Lincoln University.

Both are authors, with

Harrington’s published

work including Herbie’s

Boys: A History of the

Rural Field Cadet

Scheme 1941-1971.

Gemmell says he always keeps a copy

of Herbie’s Boys close by as an essential

reference work about Lincoln and a source

of inspiration.

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Life, chronicles his personal life and

public career and provides an enduring

autobiographical record of a notable

Lincoln University alumnus, his family,

friends and colleagues.

The chapters on Vince’s student years at

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time, are a “valuable contribution to the

cultural heritage of the university”, said

the chancellor.

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for the gold medal (dux). In the 1960s

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consultancy in Morrinsville, the first of its

kind in New Zealand.

He went on to be heavily involved in

international agricultural consultancy

work and in 1976 joined the permanent

staff of the World Bank as a senior

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working on projects in some 30 countries,

including Afghanistan.

Receiving the awards, Ashworth recalled

his era at Lincoln when polished shoes,

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of the day, expected by the stern director,

professor Eric Hudson.

Harrington said the valuation and

farm management diploma course was

“wonderful” and he felt “very fortunate”

to have been selected for it. Sons and a

grandson have followed Harrington as

students at Lincoln University.


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20 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 8 2021

Selwyn introduces vaccination passes

at key facilities

The Council has introduced vaccine pass requirements at a number of Council facilities – aiming

to maintain access to Council services for as many people as possible, while protecting the health

and safety of the community.

Chief Executive David Ward says the health and safety of customers and staff, and the wider

Selwyn community, are the key drivers behind these decisions.

“Putting these measures in place not only protects our customers and our staff but means we can

keep our services operating safely, with the least possible disruption,” he says.

The Council is still considering whether vaccine passes will be required in the future at some other

facilities, including Council libraries and service centres at Leeston, Lincoln and Darfield and at

the Rolleston Council Offices.

The staged process will give customers time to prepare for the new operation, and allow time for

the Council to consult with staff, Mr Ward says.

"We have high vaccination rates in Selwyn, with latest data showing that over 90% of the eligible

population is fully vaccinated, and well over 95% have received one dose,” he says. “But we

are conscious that there will be some who are exempted or choose not to be vaccinated, and

therefore will not be able to access our facilities.

“For these people we are looking at alternative ways of providing access to our services. Previous

lockdowns have taught us a number of new ways of delivering a range of services remotely or

contactless, such online gym classes and library resources, including click and collect.”

“As the country shifts its approach to managing COVID-19 in our communities, we also need to

adjust how we work and live.”

Anyone needing help with getting their vaccine pass downloaded can contact Selwyn libraries for

assistance, or other agencies which are offering assistance. The process can take time, so people

are asked to be patient.

The requirements to scan in and to wear a mask in public places remain.

For more information on Council’s operations at Orange setting visit selwyn.govt.nz/covid19. This

site will be updated as details of operations and requirements are confirmed.

Vaccine pass requirements

Required from 3 December Not required To be confirmed

· Selwyn Aquatic Centre

· Lincoln Event Centre

· Selwyn Sports Centre

· West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre

· Rolleston Community Centre

· Te Ara Ātea

· Pines Resource

Recovery Park

· Public toilets

· Playgrounds

· Parks (including dog parks)

· Cemeteries

· Campgrounds, with the

· Tai Tapu Community Centre possible exception of

Rakaia Huts campground

· Dunsandel Community Centre

· Darfield Community Centre

· Darfield Pool

· Any event on Council

premises that is ticketed or

has controlled access

No pass is currently required

at these facilities. This will be

reviewed on an ongoing basis

and the status may change.

· Rolleston Council Offices

· Libraries and service

centres in Darfield,

Leeston and Lincoln

Think smart with your

water use and save money.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/waterconservation

for tips to save money,

help your garden and ensure we all

have enough water this summer.

Directory available to support

community initiatives

A new directory has been released by the Council to help people to

find out about funding available.

The Council supports our community’s growth and wellbeing

through providing funding which would not normally be accessible

to people in our district.

To do this, the Council has a range of community grants, scholarships

and in-kind support for individuals and groups in our community.

The new community directory provides a list of funds available and

information on the aim of the fund, who is eligible and when people

can apply for funding. It also contains information on accessing

non-Council grants.

The aim of the guide is to make people aware of the funds, and find

out which grants may suit them.

You can pick up a copy of the Community Funding Directory from

any Selwyn Library, or download a copy at Selwyn.govt.nz/funding.

Upgrade for 200 space car park

at Foster Park

Work has begun this week on improvements to the car park at Foster

Park, upgrading the existing gravel car park off Broadlands Drive.

The existing gravel car park will be replaced by a new asphalt car

park with 213 car parks, a kiss-and-go area and new footpaths,

along with landscaping, lighting and fencing.

The car park is being sealed to provide easier and safer access to

Foster Park and improve parking for users.

The contractor for this work is Downer and the new car park is

expected to be open in late March 2022.

The gravel car park area will be closed during the construction with

no pedestrian access or parking.

Alternative parking is available at the Selwyn Sports Centre car park

and the car park off Dynes Road.

ON THE

ROADS

On the Roads

Pre-seal repairs are taking place on Tancreds Road from

Shands Road to Springs Road and Boundary Road from

Weedons Road to Shands Road.

Kerb and channel repairs are being carried out on North Terrace

from Kimberley Road to Holmes Street and Horndon Street from

Broadgate Street to Pearson Street. Pavement repairs are being

carried out on Days Road from Ellesmere Junction Road to Collins

Road and on Wards Road from Highfield Road to Jones Road.

Burnham Road will be closed to northbound traffic north of the

Burnham School Road intersection for 100m. A detour will be in place.

Traffic management is in place for these works.

Please take car 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

selwyn.govt.nz/roadclosures.

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Te Ara Ātea

56 Tennyson Street, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times 21

Notices

ALCOHOL NOTICES

Ellesmere Golf Club

Incorporated has applied for

the renewal of a club licence.

Objections to this application

are open until 20 December. For

more information visit selwyn.

govt.nz/alcoholnotices

Meetings

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.

govt.nz or phone 0800 SELWYN

(735 996) by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

MICROCHIPPING CLINIC

Bookings are open for the

Councils final free dog

microchipping clinic of this

year on Friday 17 December

12-1pm in Rolleston. Bookings

are now open at http://portal.

selwyn.govt.nz/bookMCClinic/

or contact us at 0800 SELWYN

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD MEETINGS

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

website and YouTube channel

and we can make the booking

for you.

The location will be provided

in your confirmation text/email.

Please ensure that your dog is

already registered before you

make a booking and follow

all staff instructions as per our

website.

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Dunsandel Community

Committee

Monday 20 December 6.30pm

Dunsandel Hotel

Ellesmere Reserve Board AGM

Thursday 9 December 7.30pm

Leeston Library

Sheffield Waddington

Community and Township

Committee

Thursday 16 December, 7.30pm

Sheffield Hall

Springston Committees

Wednesday 8 December 7.30pm

Errol Tweedy Pavilion,

Springston Reserve

Burnham Road lane closure for pipeline project

Selwyn Events

Vaccine passes required for all ticketed events for those over 12 years three months old

SATURDAY

11

DECEMBER

SATURDAY

11

DECEMBER

Healing Herbs Workshop

Rolleston Community Centre,

1–3pm

Join Treesa Green from Altar to

learn about the healing properties of

common garden flowers and herbs

and make some luscious herbal

products to take home. You’ll learn

how to make nourishing body oils,

blend bath teas, a gentle facial serum,

and a herbal incense stick. $20 per

person. Bookings required at

selwyn.govt.nz/events.

Social Try it Out Days

Selwyn Sports Centre,

10.30am–12.30pm

Come with your friends and family to

give a new sport a go. Sports include

pickleball, badminton, floorball, korfball,

table tennis, volleyball, futsal, basketball

and netball! Get active and socialise

with our community. Bring snacks to

enjoy a picnic with us. Book online to

register your interest at selwyn.govt.nz/

events. $3 per person on entry.

Road closed one way

Road open one way

Detour

Thomson Road

Get home safe this summer

Aylesbury Road

Burnham School Road

Kerrs Road

Two Chain Road

The Darfield Kirwee wastewater pipeline is moving to a new stage this week, with work extending to

Burnham Road.

From Wednesday 8 December work on the pipeline will move to Burnham Road. The northbound lane

of Burnham Road will be closed north of the Burnham School Road intersection for 100m. This closure

will be removed from 23 December to 10 January.

From 10 January to 26 April Burnham Road the one-way system will extend to State Highway 1.

During this time Burnham Road will only be open to southbound traffic. A detour will be in place for

northbound traffic.

Around 10 kilometres of the 26.5 kilometre pipeline have been completed with the pipeline on track to

be completed by August 2022. The project is part of the Council’s Long-Term Plan 2021-2031 and will

allow Darfield and Kirwee to connect to the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant.

It will allow new developments in Darfield and Kirwee and businesses on the main street 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.

Live updates, latest road closures and further information on the pipeline are available at

selwyn.govt.nz/darfield-wastewater.

The Selwyn road safety team has launched its annual anti-driving-campaign, encouraging everyone to

stay safe and keep others safe.

Summer, and particularly Christmas, is a time when we all enjoy catching up with friends and attending

functions. Keeping everyone safe means we can all enjoy the summer, while a drink-driving conviction or

causing a crash has lifelong consequences, Road Safety Education Coordinator Jessica Fairbrass says.

“Summer’s a time to enjoy and celebrate. Let’s make sure everyone gets home safe this summer and can

enjoy and celebrate it by planning ahead before drinking. If you’re planning on drinking, plan not to drive.”

Everyone’s perception of how much they can drink and stay safe is

different, however the law is precise.

If you’re over 20 years of age the legal blood alcohol limit for

driving is no more than 50 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 mls

of blood. There is a zero alcohol limit if you are under 20. That

means if you drive after consuming even one drink, you can be

charged with drink-driving.

Burnham Road

Main South Road – State Highway 1

Walkers Road

Dunns Crossing Road

N

SATURDAY

11

DECEMBER

SATURDAY

11

DECEMBER

SUNDAY

12

DECEMBER

FRIDAY

17

DECEMBER

Storytimes

Leeston Library, 11–11.30am

Enjoy the magic of stories, activities

and songs with our preschool

Storytimes sessions. Aimed at

3–5 years. This programme is

continuing with social distancing and

mask wearing in place. Bookings

essential (one booking per family

bubble please). Book or find more

session times for our libraries at

selwynlibraries.co.nz/events.

Bookbinding Workshop

Darfield Library, 12–3pm

Join Sandy from the Association of

Book Crafts to learn how to make

your own professionally bound

books from scratch. You will discover

how to make two different styles

of books: Eco Books and Alabama

Concertinas. Add your own flair to

your creations and take home a

finished product to use! Suitable for

14+ years. Free. Bookings essential

at selwynlibraries.co.nz/events.

Lincoln Navigational

Rampage

Lincoln Wetlands, 12.30–2.30pm

Race around following map

checkpoints at the Lincoln Wetlands

rogaine. Suitable for all ages and

fitness levels – no navigation

experience required. Bookings

required at selwyn.govt.nz/events.

BOOST Movie Night:

Shazam!

The Green, Lincoln, 6–9pm

Grab your DC comics, cos-play, dress

up and join us to watch Shazam! (PG

13). A prize for the best dressed will

be awarded on the night. 13+ years.

Bookings required for COVID-19

purposes, bookings required at

selwyn.govt.nz/events. This event

is organised by the Selwyn Youth

Council Events Team.

For information on listing a community event visit

selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall.

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

0800 SELWYN

www.selwyn.govt.nz

SelwynDistrictCouncil


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22

NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Convicted sex worker killer wants

$7500 for religious rights ‘breach’

• By Kurt Bayer

CONVICTED sex worker

killer Sainey Marong is suing

Corrections and a prison over

access to the Koran on compact

disc.

Marong, 36, a practising

Muslim, is serving a life sentence

with a minimum non-parole

period of 18 years after being

found guilty of murdering Renee

Duckmanton in May 2016.

The Gambian butcher was

subject to a deportation order

when he picked up Duckmanton

from the city’s red light district,

strangled her to death, and set

her body on fire on Main Rakaia

Rd, north of the Rakaia River.

He was found guilty after a

High Court trial in Christchurch

in February 2018.

But this week he was back in

court, seeking $7500 in damages

after claiming that his religious

rights had been breached.

Although he got a copy of the

Koran more than five years ago,

in April this year while he was

at Christchurch Men’s Prison,

he requested the religious text

via compact disc (CD) audio

recording.

Given its length, however, the

full Koran spanned 17 CDs.

Prison rules stated that prisoners

were allowed just 12 in their

cells at any given time.

However, when prison bosses

allowed the move some five

weeks later, Marong had been

transferred to nearby Rolleston

Prison.

Crown Solicitor Mark Zarifeh

told Justice Jan-Marie Doogue

it appeared “unfortunately that

information was not passed on”.

The new prison bosses told

Marong he was only allowed 12

CDs at a time – although he was

told he could swap them out for

others whenever he wanted to.

By the time the “mistake” was

corrected, and Marong was given

all 17 CDs that made up the Koran,

he had filed legal action.

He claims that he is entitled to

damages because his religious

rights have been breached or

impeded.

Marong, appearing from

prison via audio visual link to

represent himself, told Justice

Doogue while the case might

appear to be “just about CDs”, it

raised important religious issues.

He said there was

significant public interest

in the proceeding.

He raised the March 15,

2019 terror attacks and

also cited the New Zealand

Bill of Rights Act

and Corrections Act.

He says he sought

$7500 in damages and

was arguing not just for

himself but “all prisoners

whose religious rights are

being ignored” by Corrections.

Zarifeh denied that Marong’s

religious rights, nor his right to

practise his religion, have been

impeded.

Justice Doogue reserved her

decision.

After he was convicted,

Marong lodged an appeal to the

Court of Appeal.

But his appeal bid failed before

he tried his luck at the Supreme

Court, claiming a miscarriage of

justice, but again failed.

During the harrowing twoweek

trial, Marong admitted

strangling Duckmanton after

picking her up and setting her

body on fire.

But he denied that he

meant to kill her, and

had no murderous intent,

claiming he was insane

at the time, suffering

mental impairment and

delusional psychotic

thoughts which began

after voluntarily stopping

Renee his insulin medication

Duckmanton early in 2016.

The jury, however,

sided with Crown and its

“overwhelming” evidence,

dismissing Marong’s claims that

he had been “disconnected from

reality” at the time he killed

Duckmanton, and that from

May 6-17, he was poisoned by

kidney failure that resulted in

urine “travelling in my brain”.

A psychiatrist and a

psychologist, who both assessed

Marong before he stood trial,

concluded that he did not meet

the criteria for a defence of

insanity. — NZ Herald

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Christmas in selwyn 2021

GIFT GUIDE

Oak Armrest

Where practically meets style. The arm chair

rest is designed to cater for all vessels for any

occasion from Friday night wine to Monday

morning coffee. Available in natural and black.

Priced at $44.99

Introducing our range of

luxury handmade ‘Living Light’

scented candles and home

fragrances made in Golden Bay.

Call in to see our full range of

9 fragrances.

Quality Mens sheepskin slippers made in

Rolleston by Possum Pam NZ LTD.

Different colours available. Sizes 5 to 12 NZ Mens.

Also many other styles available with pet mats,

belts and possum accessories.

Any Excuse

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Lisa is a NZ creator of eco-friendly steel artwork for

your home and garden. With a selection of designs,

strong clean lines, combined with the quality of 100%

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making quite an impression internationally.

Rolleston Florist & Gifts

Shop 35 Rolleston Sq.

Ph 3471 068

Huski

a New Zealand company, all about

delivering a better drinking experience and

making award-winning thermal drinkware.

They make top quality wine tumblers,

short tumblers, beer coolers and wine

coolers - all available at Industria

www.industria.co.nz

Industria Design & Gifts

Shop 15, 9 Masefield Dr, Rolleston

Phone: 03 420 0996

Stocking Fillers

Exquisite range of handcrafted NZ and European

chocolates and other gourmet artisan goodies for the

perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa.

Gift vouchers and gorgeous gift hampers make the art

of giving easy. Be sure to allow time to savour some

delicious treats and a Supreme coffee.

www.possumpam.com

Possum Pam Outlet Shop

823 Jones Road, Rolleston

Open weekdays until 4.30 & Saturday 9.00am till Midday

Luxury Chocolate

Christmas House

The luxury chocolate

Christmas house from

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makes a perfect Secret

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Contains milk chocolate

scorched almonds &

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Priced

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A NEW partnership between Ellesmere

College and a farmer collective is

encouraging students into careers in

agriculture.

Six Ellesmere College students have

this year completed Gateway and Rural

Trades Academy training with help

from Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture.

ESAI education coordinator

Jo Benny said

the partnership between

the collective and the college

had been so successful

that ESAI had already

committed to funding 10

Jo Benny

more students next year.

“There has been a growing interest in

the vocational courses, but the limited

funding from the Ministry of Education

was stopping many students from

exploring those pathways, so we are

pleased ESAI was able to support many

students who would have missed out,”

Benny said.

ESAI had already been working

closely with the Southbridge and

Leeston primary schools on planting

initiatives before the new college partnership,

which was in line with ESAI’s

goal of fostering a love of farming and

BACKYARD CRITTERS

Mike Bowie is an ecologist

who specialises in

entomology (insects and

other invertebrates). Each

week he introduces a

new species found in his

backyard at Lincoln. His

column aims to raise public awareness

of biodiversity, the variety of living things

around us. Check out the full list of

invertebrates found at www.inaturalist.

org/projects/backyard-biodiversity-bugsin-my-lincoln-section

Colourful

moth a pest

SUMMER IS

upon us and just

as the garden

starts to flourish,

so do the insect

pests.

One pest I’ve

seen several specimens

of recently is the currant clearwing.

Known scientifically as Synanthedon

tipuliformis, this day-flying moth is about

12mm long and has a wingspan of 16-

20mm. It was accidentally introduced into

New Zealand from Europe and is also

found in Southern Australia and parts of

the United States.

You would be forgiven for not picking

this as a moth, as it looks nothing like

one unless you check the darker wingtips

under a microscope for the tell-tale scales.

The confusion is due to it looking, sounding

and behaving like a wasp, which helps

protect it from predators.

Its mostly membranous wings, yellow

and black stripes, fan-like tail and buzz

when flying are distinguishing characteristics

of this species. Four yellow bands on

males and only three on the females help to

distinguish the sexes.

Around December, adult females lay an

average of 100 eggs on buds, leaf scars and

pruning cuts on blackcurrants, redcurrants

or gooseberries. After two weeks

larvae emerge from eggs and burrow into

the pith, hollowing out and weakening the

canes and causing a reduction in sap flow

and yields.

No significant predators for this pest are

known in New Zealand.

the environment.

Students include Jackson Laffey, who

recently received an ESAI award at the

school prize-giving after working parttime

on a dairy farm.

“I like to be outdoors and to get my

hands dirty. ESAI has helped me a lot to

do this course,” Jackson said.

Another was Angelina Millar, who is

hoping to work in agricultural science

or as a helicopter pilot.

“I am really passionate about farming.

I enjoy working with livestock and

horticulture, but I definitely want to

either work in the labs with genetics or

be an agricultural pilot,” Angelina said.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times

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Setting students up for a career in agriculture

Ellesmere College students Jackson Laffey (left) and Hamish Chatterton receive

ESAI awards with Gateway co-ordinator Zodie Bonnett. Right – Angelina Millar

works on the Gateway scheme at a Rakaia Island planting project.


26 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 8 2021

Gift an experience

this Christmas

Selwyn has a range of locally made products, exciting adventure activities

and relaxing accommodation options – support local and make memories

with your family and friends.

Visit selwyn.nz/gift and find the perfect experience this Christmas.

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Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SPORT 27

Leeston-Southbridge win tight tussle

LEESTON-Southbridge edged

closer to the top of country

cricket’s standings at the weekend

after a fighting win over Oxford-

Rangiora.

There were also big wins for

Sefton and Ohoka in round nine

of the CRV Ambreed Country

Premier One Day 2021/22 competition

on Saturday.

Back home at Pearson Park, in

what was Oxford club stalwart

Luke Waghorn’s 200th senior

match, Oxford-Rangiora won the

toss and batted first.

But the Vikings were soon

in trouble, losing early wickets

including Waghorn cheaply, and

were teetering at 50/4.

As he so often does, David Fulton

(35 runs off 68 balls) helped

steady the ship, along with Mitch

Power (32 off 61).

The home XI scrambled

through to 143/9 in their 45

overs, with Tim Gruijter’s quality

off-spin the pick of the Leeston-

Southbridge bowlers, taking 3/19

off his nine overs.

Leeston-Southbridge also

struggled to form partnerships in

their chase, with Canterbury batsman

Harry Chamberlain nicking

off second ball to Sam Fleming

who would end up with three

wickets.

At 124/8 the match hung in the

balance but it was New Zealand

Army captain Dougald Munro

who guided them home, with a

composed 22 not out of 27 balls.

Sefton thumped Lincoln by

71 runs at Lincoln Domain after

another fine knock by Amandep

Arora.

Arora made 85 before he was

run out, helping Sefton to post

221/9.

Canterbury Plunket Shield

seamer Fraser Sheat took the

new ball for Sefton and showed

his quality, bagging five wickets,

but doing most of his damage in

ALL-ROUNDER:

Leeston-

Southbridge’s

Tim Gruijters,

seen here batting

in a previous

game, took 3/19

off his nine overs

with the ball.

PHOTO: KAREN

CASEY

mopping up the tail.

Lincoln opener Taylor Holland

batted nicely for his aggressive 48

at the top of the order.

But after being 121/3 in the

26th over, and looking likely to

chase down the target, Lincoln

shuffled spectacularly, losing their

final seven wickets for just 29

runs.

Southbrook suffered a humiliating

nine-wicket defeat at home

to Ohoka.

On a difficult batting pitch,

Austin Hamilton and George

Mauger ripped through the

Brook’s top order before Hamish

Williams and Rhys Mariu finished

them off, rolling them for

just 62.

Ohoha knocked off the meagre

total in 12.3 overs for the loss of

just Daniel Lyons.

Darfield had the bye, and in

their final fixture Cheviot met

Weedons.

Short scorecards:

Oxford-Rangiora 143/9 (D Fulton

35, M Power 32; T Gruijters

3/19, S Chamberlain 2/19)

Lost to Leeston-Southbridge

144/8 (T Gruijters 31, D Munro

22no; S Fleming 3/38, J Sail 2/27,

J Waghorn 2/28).

Sefton 221/9 (A Arora 85, B

Fleming 29, M Smith 21; A Gulati

2/29, E Paterson 2/50)

Beat Lincoln 150 (T Holland

48, L Robinson 23, J Suzana 21;

F Sheat 5/33, T Waller 2/33, C

Warner 2/36).

Southbrook 62 (L Blom 20;

G Mauger 3/10, R Mariu 2/5, A

Hamilton 2/12, H Williams 2/13)

Lost to Ohoka 64/1 (R Mariu

34no).

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SPORT

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More US track testing for teen racer

LINCOLN’S JACOB Douglas

has headed off to the United

States for the second time this

year for more single seater

testing with a view to competing

there next year.

Having already tested over

the New Zealand winter in

both formula 3 and 4, as well as

competing in a formula 4 race at

Laguna Seca,

California,

where he

finished

twice on the

podium in

his first ever

formula 4

Jacob Douglas

events, the

16-year-old

will now take part in several tests

in the USF2000 category.

“I can’t wait,” Jacob said.

“I’ve heard the difference

between the USF2000 car and

what I have already driven there

in formula 4 is speed. They are a

lot faster with similar downforce.

“I’ve been spending a lot

of time on the race simulator

preparing for a couple of

different tracks that we will test

on. All seem to have quite a lot of

elevation, are very fast and very

American in style with quite

a lot of camber in the corners,

quite a bit wider and different

than here in New Zealand.”

TESTING: Jacob Douglas is learning how to drive on United States tracks that have

elevation and camber.

Jacob will test with Exclusive

Autosport, a team that currently

competes in both the USF2000,

the Indy Pro 2000 and has

recently announced it will also

join the Indy Lights grid in 2022.

“I’m really looking forward

to getting to know the team.

I’ve heard a lot of good about

them. The aim is to get as many

laps in as possible to learn the

car.”

This is the second trip to

the US for Jacob, having spent

three-months on the road with

Kiwi Motorsport, run by New

Zealanders’ Garry Orton and

Teena Larson, where he tested

at Buttonwillow Raceway

in Southern California and

competed in a formula 4 races at

Laguna Seca, finishing second

and third.

“That was a great insight

into the US motorsport scene

and what their tracks are like,

especially at Laguna Seca. There

was heaps to learn about car setup,

cornering speed, use of brake

pressure and giving feedback to

the engineers.

“We did two races there

in which I only had a 10min

practice session to quickly learn

the track before qualifying. I was

able to get comfortable both with

the car and track and ended up

finishing the two races in second

and third.”

Jacob arrived in Indianapolis

late last month to meet the team,

take part in pre-season testing

and start negotiations towards

racing in 2022.

“We are really committed to

racing in the US in 2022,” Jacob

said.

“There is still a lot of work

to do to put this altogether so I

want to thank all those involved

so far.”

At this stage, it is unlikely

that he will return home before

Christmas due to current Covid

requirements and the MIQ status

in New Zealand.


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rolleston business hub

Jones Road and Industrial Zone

“Merry Christmas

to everyone and

drive safely on

the roads these

holidays”, says Dan

from MTF Finance

Rolleston.

If you’ve got a new vehicle on your

Christmas wish list, MTF can provide you

with an easy, affordable loan. Visit Dan at

817 Jones Road, Rolleston or phone

03 347 0932. MTF Finance Rolleston will

be closed from 25th December to 28th

December and from 1st January to 4th

January.

The team at Laser

Electrical Rolleston

wish to thank their

clients for their

business and wish

everyone a happy

and safe Christmas

and New Year.

Located at 831 Jones Road, Rolleston,

Laser Electrical will be available for

emergencies, call outs and all your

electrical requirements over the

holidays. Feel free to give them a call on

0800 527 3748 anytime.

“Take your time

and enjoy the view;

don’t be in a rush

to get anywhere,”

suggests Simon

from Rolleston

Diesels & Petrols.

Simon and the team wish everyone a

safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

For all your mechanical servicing and

repairs, Rolleston Diesel & Petrols, based

at 839 Jones Road, Rolleston (phone

03 347 7110), will take a break from 22nd

December 2021 and reopen on 10th

January 2022.

Diesel Fix has a few

last-minute pre-

Christmas bookings

available if you need

your vehicle serviced

or checked before the

holidays.

Phil, Kylie, Wayne and Kane would like

to take this opportunity to thank you all

for your support through 2021. We wish

you all a very Merry Xmas and a happy

and safe holiday period. We look forward

to seeing you in the New Year. Diesel Fix

will be closed from 24th December and

back on board Monday 17th January.

Manufacturers of

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team wish all our

valued clients a

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Toot 4 Tucker

Today, 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

food and toiletry items.

Rolleston

The Members’ Show 2021

Today

This cash and carry exhibition

of work from members of Down

By The Liffey Gallery runs to

January 16. Go along to see an

eclectic mix of different media

and styles. Open Wednesday and

Thursday 11.30am-2.30pm. Friday

to Sunday 10am-4pm. The

gallery will be closed December

25 to January 2.

Down By The Liffey Gallery

Te Ara Ᾱtea Orientation Tour

Today, 11am, 2pm, 5.15pm

Tours are being held today and

throughout the week at the new

Rolleston library and multifunctional

civic centre. Go along to

see how to find all your favourite

Email susan.sandys@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

books, and share in the art and

heritage exhibitions. Free, bookings

required.

Te Ara Ātea, 59 Tennyson St

Mini Gym Christmas

Party

Today and Thursday,

10–11.30am

Calling all pre-schoolers to

join our Mini Gym Christmas

celebration, Lincoln today and

West Melton tomorrow. Go

along for plenty of fun – Christmas

activities, games, a bouncy

castle, face painting and spot

prizes up for grabs. Cost is $5

per child, caregivers required.

selwyn.govt.nz/events

Lincoln Event Centre and West

Melton Community and Recreation

Centre

Healing Herbs Workshop

Saturday, 1–3pm

Join Treesa Green from Altar

to learn about the healing properties

of common garden flowers

and herbs, and make some

luscious herbal products to take

home. You’ll learn how to infuse

herbs to make nourishing body

oils, blend bath teas and a gentle

facial serum, and craft a herbal

incense stick. Bookings required,

$20 per person. selwyn.govt.nz/

events

Rolleston Community Centre

Bookbinding workshop

Saturday, noon-3pm

Join Sandy from the Association

of Book Crafts to learn how

to make your own professionally

bound books from scratch. You

will discover how to make two

different styles of books – Eco

Books and Alabama Concertinas.

Add your own flair to your

creations and take home a finished

product. Suitable for 14+

years. Free, bookings essential.

Darfield Library

Social Try It Out Days

Saturday 10.30am–12.30pm

Go along with your friends

and family to give a new sport a

go in the first of a series of Saturdays

at Selwyn Sports Centre.

Sports include pickleball, badminton,

floorball, korfball, table

tennis, volleyball, futsal, basketball

and netball. A great way to

be active and socialise with your

community. Take snacks to enjoy

a picnic. Book online selwyn.

govt.nz/events to register your

interest, $3 per person on entry.

Selwyn Sports Centre

Hear me, see me –

Whakarongo mai, titiro mai

(Art Exhibition)

Saturday to Monday

Navigational Rampage,

Sunday, 12.30-2.30pm.

Race around following map

checkpoints at the Lincoln

Wetlands rogaine. A second

event will be at Darfield

Domain on March 6, where

participants will decipher

clues to discover hidden

check points. Suitable for

all ages and fitness levels,

no navigation experience

required. Free, bookings

required selwyn.govt.nz/

events Lincoln Wetlands

Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo,

youth justice residence at

Burnham, aims to provide a

safe, secure and supportive

environment where young

people can get their lives back

on track and improve their

prospects for the future. This

free weekend exhibition will

showcase their artistic talent

through written, visual, and

audio art forms. Join in at the

conclusion of the exhibition

on Monday, 3.30-5pm, for

speeches from young people

and their influencers, bookings

required. Free.

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32

GARDENING

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Get your garden ready for Christmas

IT’S TIME to have the home

garden looking its best for

Christmas visitors, and to

harvest fresh vegetables for the

Christmas meal.

Hot, dry months lie ahead so

start preparing your garden.

Houseplants

As daytime temperatures

increase, think about repositioning

your houseplants - some may

need to be moved away from

windows on the north side of

your home. If you haven’t fertilised

your houseplants yet, feed

them now. Increase the amount

and regularity of watering over

warmer months, remembering

that different houseplants have

differing water requirements. A

small hand mister is an excellent

way of keeping houseplant

leaves healthy over the summer

months.

Vegetable garden

New season’s potatoes can be

dug up for the Christmas meal.

Other vegetables to harvest

include beans, beetroot, cabbage,

courgettes, lettuce, radish, and

silverbeet. Regularly plant quick

maturing vegetables such as

dwarf beans, lettuce, and radish.

Apply side dressings of vegetable

fertiliser to slow-maturing summer

vegetables such as sweet

corn and tomatoes.

CARE NEEDED: Houseplants prefer to grow in relatively

high humidity, so it is important to mist their leaves

regularly with lukewarm water.

Berries

Usually, there will be a substantial

crop of raspberries in

December as they grow very

quickly. Remove excess canes

that can appear at this time of

the year. The best part about

growing your own raspberries is

that there will be a second crop

early in the new year.

Ripe strawberries should be in

abundance throughout December.

Birds adore strawberries so

cover plants with bird netting.

Renew the pea straw or crushed

bark around the plants to provide

a clean bed for the ripening

strawberries. You can never have

too many strawberries so consider

expanding the strawberry

patch next year.

Fruit trees

As we near the end of the

month, the first plums, such as

wilson’s early begin to ripen.

All fruit trees will be in active

growth, though some will

require a light summer pruning

where branches become excessively

crowded. Water and mulch

young specimens that were

planted this winter.

Flowering annuals

Those planted in spring should

now be in full flower including

alyssum, ageratum, cornflower,

cosmos, marigolds, petunias,

portulacas, salvias, strawflowers,

and zinnias. Brighten up decks

or patios with mass plantings of

flowers in tubs and containers.

Keep deadheading (the removal

of dead flowers) to encourage

continuous flowering.

Herbs

Herbs thrive in the heat of

summer and production from

the herb garden should be

bountiful! Remove any flowers

that appear early on your herb

plants. Trim plants regularly as

this promotes fresh and new

growth. The most flavoursome of

all herbs, ‘pinch out’ the growing

tips of basil plants to encourage a

bushy habit.

Roses

Apply fertiliser early in the

month, recommencing again in

mid-March. Continue deadheading

as this promotes repeat flowering.

Inspect rose bushes for

early signs of fungal diseases and

aphid attacks. Mulch with compost

or other organic materials

to retain moisture in the soil.

Lawns

The last application of fertiliser

can be made early in the month.

Where water supply allows, irrigate

the lawn or parts of the lawn

that appear to be drying out.

Container gardens

An ideal way to cultivate flowers,

herbs, and salad vegetables,

especially in smaller properties

or apartments. Always use fresh

container mix when starting a

new ‘crop’ as it is free draining

and includes essential nutrients.

If you are heading away this

Christmas, ask a neighbour to

water your pots, or alternatively

cut them back quite hard before

departing which reduces the

need for watering. You can also

put containers under trees where

there is dappled light, so they

don’t dry out as quickly.

Summer holiday

After all the hard work of

planting and caring for your

vegetable garden, you don’t want

to abandon it right when it is

flourishing. Again, ask friends,

or family members to water your

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DECEMBER IS the perfect

month to spend more time in the

garden.

The pleasure of learning new

plant varieties and discoveries on

gardening approaches is shared

amongst many avid gardeners.

I hope these quick tips help

you have a successful vegetable or

flower garden.

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Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times

GARDENING 33

Time to plant favourite salad vegetables

Tidy up

Start trimming your hedges,

small trees, shrubs and lawn

hedges. Deadhead your flowers

and mulch around your plants.

Popular edibles

It’s a great time to plant favourites

like cucumbers, tomatoes,

chillies, watermelons, rock melons,

sweet corn and passionfruit.

Tomato support

Stake your tomatoes within a

month after planting them or before

they reach a height of about

25 to 30cm.

Tomatoes are easy to grow but

their growing stems are quite soft

and sensitive to damage. Plus,

they yield heavy crops so it’s good

to give them early support.

Blossom end rot

prevention

A common misconception

might be that blossom end rot is a

fungal plant disease.

Actually, one of the causes

of blossom end rot is calcium

deficiency and this can happen in

tomatoes, eggplants, melons for

example. Calcium is a vital nutrient

in vegetable plants because it

strengthens the cellular structure

in the fruit.

Aside from nutrient-deficiency,

another possible cause of blossom

end rot is over fertilisation

(nitrogen).

With too much nitrogen, the

plant tends to not absorb its required

levels of calcium. Inconsistency

of watering is another

possible issue.

In order to give your plants the

best chances against blossom end

rot, give your plant calcium-rich

fertilisers. Keep your plants wellwatered.

Add mulch to keep the

soil moist.

Garlic lovers

Summer is the best time to

harvest garlic (end of December

to early January).

TASTE:

Tomatoes yield

heavy crops

so it’s good

to give them

early support.

Summer is the

best time to

harvest garlic.

When the lower, outer leaves

turn yellow or brown, it’s time to

harvest the garlic. Loosen the soil

around the plant and carefully

pull them out.

Timing is quite important.

When you harvest the garlic

too early, it’s likely it won’t store

well.

Once harvested, you may eat

the garlic right away although

some people leave them on the

ground for a few days to dry it up.

If you intend to store it for a few

days, tie the bundles together and

keep them in a cool, dark, dry

place with good air circulation.

Basil season

Salads and desserts would be

a highlight of this season and

adding basil is a great way to add

flavour to your meals.

Try some fo these varieties –

lemon, bush, Thai, sweet, red

Rubin, cinnamon, greek mini

and mixed. I recommend the

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citrusy flavour. It smells amazing,

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Beamin’ blooms!

Everywhere in New Zealand,

flower gardens are blooming.

Fill up your gardens with

foxgloves, lavender, impatiens

and poppies. If you wish to try

something different, take a look at

some lupins or salvia.

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Have some fun in Toyota’s C-HR hybrid

I THINK I missed my true

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Instead of spending an entire

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engineer was probably my calling.

You see when I took technical

drawing classes at school, instead

of drawing isometric and oblique

designs out of the curriculum, I

used to secretly draw simple car

axle systems, front and rear.

I’ve always been fascinated by

how suspension geometry works

in any car – the spring rates, shock

absorber types, steering angles

– caster and camber – all that

type of stuff, and today when I’m

evaluating any car that’s the first

thing I relate to, how the car feels

underneath, how well it steers and

how balanced it is in a corner.

That being the case, I couldn’t

help but be delighted with Toyota’s

GR C-HR Sport. The C-HR

needs little introduction, it is the

cheeky, edgy small sport utility

vehicle that has drawn much favour

in today’s market. Where the

GR variant is different is that it

gets considerable suspension fettering,

all under the umbrella of

Gazoo Racing, the Toyota Motor

Company’s performance arm.

I’ve driven two or three models

carrying GR badging, and I

can report they have been very

memorable performance cars

and the GR C-HR carried a lot of

expectation.

I’m pleased to report I’m not

disappointed, the GR C-HR is

the hybrid I’d be tempted buy, it

simply has feel and precision that

I relate to, and yes, the GR C-HR

has Toyota’s Synergy Drive system,

it’s by far the most fun you

can ever have in a hybrid, well

that and the Lexus IS250h, a car I

also have a strong affinity for.

The GR C-HR is only available

in hybrid form, and therein lies

its appeal. If you want something

just a little bit different in your

hybrid purchase then it is there

to tempt, not only does it get the

excellent work underneath, it

looks sporty, there are big wheels

(19in), a flashy body kit, special

badging and an interior upgrade.

There is white-stitched leather

trim elements, alcantara and

leather-trimmed seats and large

centre console display. Altogether

you are getting a rather special

package and it’s only going to cost

you $43,290, just $1500 above

the Limited hybrid. For interest’s

sake, the C-HR range starts at

$35,790 and also includes 1.2-litre

petrol-only variants.

To me, the GR is a bargain and,

what’s more, you are satisfying

your conscience by buying into

the hybrid market, doing just that

little bit extra for the environment.

The GR C-HR hybrid utilises

the well-proven 1.8-litre driveline

that is used in Corolla and Prius.

It’s a unit that not only gives you

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• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 4.3l/100km

satisfying fuel usage returns,

but there is adequate power

and torque to cope with a fiveoccupant

journey. Toyota claims

72kW and 142Nm, add in an

extra 18kW from the battery and

electric motor system and you

have solid response from under

the bonnet.

Today’s hybrid systems, especially

Toyota’s, are seamless in

their operation; other than the

display graphics that explain what

is happening in terms of propulsion,

it’s not always easy to determine

what is driving the vehicle

at any given point. Sure, if you

want sudden, instant momentum

the petrol engine bursts into life

and it is audible, but under gentle

operating conditions the entire

system is almost silent.

Toyota claims a 4.3-litre per

100km combined cycle fuel usage

average for the GR C-HR, that

would be easily achievable, the

on-board readout was listing at

around 6l/100km when I took the

evaluation car back to the dealership

after a week of inner-city and

highway running.

Other relevant figures include

a 9.8sec standstill to 100km/h

run, while a highway overtake

will take 7sec to reach 120 from

80km/h.

The acceleration figures may

pale in comparison to other

Gazoo Racing products, but that

means little, what makes the

C-HR in this form so special is

its all round ability, it simply dispenses

with distance comfortably,

and if you are a push-on type of

driver you know that it is going

to behave wonderfully when the

high country or Port Hills corners

present themselves.

As I’ve alluded to, the GR

C-HR is perfect in a corner, even

considering the weight distribution

is all wrong, comparatively

there’s a lot of weight up front and

with a tube beam rear axle you

could be forgiven for thinking

handling would be ordinary.

However, that’s far from fact,

steerage is delightful, it is accurate

and precise, turn-in just

feels so natural and body balance

is amazingly stable. Even if road

ripples are struck mid-corner

the GR C-HR sits controlled and

unaffected, the rear suspension

by way of its simplicity could be

excused for being a bit jittery but

that is not the case either, the

quality within the dampers and

the pairing of them to firmish but

compliant spring rates ensures

control and stability.

Contributing to that feel and

precision, I must mention the

tyres, they are a performance

Yokohama compound and with

their low profile (225/45) they

have high grip properties.

That is another area where suspension

quality comes in, there

are no uncomfortable moments

when bumps are struck. There’s

a road west of Darfield I drive

on frequently when I’m returning

to the city, tree roots growing

under the surface have made it

a real teeth-rattler but the C-HR

absorbed the hits without jarring.

I’ve mentioned some of the

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and ignition, dual zone climate

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the latter part of a full Toyota

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through its bold, in-your-face

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there would be no contest, the

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would have thought I’d have been

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Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times 41

Issue 5 - Summer 2021

Kia ora

I take my hat off to the people of Waikirikiri

Selwyn – as advised by the DHB over 95%

of our eligible people have had their first

vaccination and by the end of November

we are over 90 per cent double jabbed. Our

Council have been supporting our district

health board in setting up drop-in clinics,

preparing for the new traffic light system

and working out how vaccine certificates

will play a part in our council facilities.

Community case numbers are projected

to increase into the New Year and the best

protection for our whanau and communities

is to get vaccinated. There’s still time to

get two shots before Christmas and enjoy

an awesome summer in Selwyn. You can

catch up with all of Selwyn’s events on our

website, or for the very latest news or to get

in touch go to facebook.com/samforselwyn.

Mayor Sam

Cycling across Selwyn

Crossing the Waimakariri River

Chatting with Clem in Glentunnel

Taking the time to slow down and cycle across Selwyn is a great way to really experience the variety of

natural landscapes in our district. In November I set off from Arthur’s Pass on a three-day charity ride

that finished by touching the Pacific Ocean at Taumutu; a ride that took in a number of townships and

other significant spots on the way. It also provided plenty of opportunities to stop and talk with others out

exploring our wonderful environment along the way. Day one took us through the upper Waimakariri basin

and past the family friendly Bealy Spur walking track and the 600m underground river walk at Cave Stream

before a stopover at Castle Hill village. The next two days were spent zig zagging through the Lyndon Road,

Windwhistle, Glentunnel, Darfield, Charing Cross Rolleston and Coes Ford, to Taumutu. I was riding in

support of Movember to raise money and awareness about wellbeing and health issues that affect men. In

Glentunnel I had a memorable chat with Clem from Greenpark who had taken up cycling in his senior years

to keep on top of health challenges. It was great to meet people face to face, see our awesome landscape

in slow time and reconnect with our environment that I too often only see through a car windscreen. If you

want to explore our district jump online to our ‘Selwyn from the Land’ website which has plenty of local

suggestions for you and your whanau to enjoy.

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SICON

infrastructure

built on trust

Did you know that your Council has over $175

million worth of investments? And that the returns

from these investments subsidise our rates bills.

Mark Dillon, owner of of Aroha Drinks

Part of this portfolio of investments is SICON, a

very successful infrastructure and maintenance

company providing services across the South

Island. SICON runs Selwyn’s drinking water

and wastewater infrastructure, our parks and

reserves, and the resource recovery park. They

also provide solutions to other private companies

and South Island councils. Last year their annual

turnover was $62 million, with $2 million returned

to subsidise rates. As a locally-based company,

SICON understands how important it is that our

community plans are delivered in a cost-effective

way and that our district is maintained at high

standards. The SICON whanau spend time in the

parks and reserves they maintain, and they drink

the same water and rely on the same services as

you and I. They’re an awesome team looking out

for all of us, so next time you see a SICON vehicle

give them a wave – they are working for you.

Mark’s bottling line

Matt and Tracey Jones of Sheep Milk NZ

A taste of Selwyn

I recently had the privilege of visiting some

of our district’s business gems and meeting

owners who incorporate their passion for local

excellence into the success of their ventures. I

met people from our amazing townships eateries

and businesses that represent the very best of

Selwyn’s entrepreneurial spirit. Kirwee farmers,

Matt and Tracey Jones, have over 600 milking

sheep on their farm and are rapidly establishing

a reputation for delicious sheep milk and cheese

products. They’ve also developed an extensive

range of sheep milk skin and body care products.

At Coes Ford I met Mark Dillon at his Aroha

drinks production line. Inspired by a recipe

for elderflower cordial in an old family recipe

book, Mark has developed a delicious range

of sparkling juices with flavors from rhubarb to

quince and lime.

Waikirikiri Selwyn has always been renowned for

its produce, and our people have gathered and

farmed the land for hundreds of years. There

are plenty more amazing producers across

Selwyn, including several wineries and a buffalo

dairy farm in Coalgate. To find out more about our

great producers and places to eat, jump online

to selwyn.nz.

SICON water engineers Jesse and Kelly

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Wednesday December 8 2021 Selwyn Times 43

Te Ara Ātea open

On the 1 December Te Ara Ātea opened its doors

to the public. The name means ‘the unobstructed

trail to the world and beyond’ and is a perfect

description for a place designed for learning,

gathering, connecting, exploring and celebrating

our district’s heritage and people. The facility

is the culmination of many years of community

input, planning and collaboration with Te Taumutu

Rūnanga and Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu to

tell stories and allow us to all explore our rich

heritage. It’s been designed with sustainability

at its core, wherever possible locally sourced

materials have been used and all the timber

sustainably sourced. Careful design and smart

technology reduces energy use and natural

conditions are harvested for efficient heating

and cooling. Te Ara Ātea will be surrounded by

a sensory space and gardens with pergolas and

raised beds. This mirrors the internal brief to have

accessibility baked into the design. The place

offers community meeting spaces, performance

areas, a studio and workshop space, exhibition

areas as well as an extensive library. We now look

forward to welcoming you to come and relax and

enjoy the space or get involved in our jam packed

series of events planned for Te Ara Ātea – enjoy!

Selwyn

Stats

62,000 Selwyn

curbside bins registered

for collection

73,600 Selwyn’s

population at the

last count

45,000 books, audio

DVDs, puzzles, games

and tech kits at Te

Ara Ātea

500 km of roads and

14 bridges repaired

since the May floods

L–R Corban Te Aika, Denise Sheat, Liz Brown, Mayor Sam Broughton at the opening ceremony.

$4.2m for two new

artificial sports fields

underway at Foster Park

12 Selwyn

Youth Councillors

Alex and Stephanie find their space on opening day

A local business employing local and loyal

people, helping keep your rates bill down.

sicon.co.nz

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44 Selwyn Times Wednesday December 8 2021

from the Selwyn Youth

Councillors

News in Brief

Inaki Cepeda Rios

It has been my absolute

delight to have been a

part of the Selwyn Youth

Council for the past two

executive years. Being

part of this initiative has taught me useful

life skills such as teamwork, resilience and

determination. I was extremely fortunate to

have been elected as this year’s Chairman.

This leadership role allowed me to take on

additional responsibilities and I have been

able to further strengthen the relationships

I’ve made with my peers in the Council. I’ve

made lots of new friends and I recommend all

youth from the ages of 12 to 24 to take part

in this awesome group!

It’s been my privilege to ‘virtually’ award several of the eight

$3000 high school scholarships for year 12–13 students to

help further their education.

To help combat the decline of native species, our Selwyn

Natural Environment Fund has allocated $160,000 to assist

landowners and our community with activities that benefit the

natural environment and protect indigenous biodiversity.

The Selwyn Youth Project Fund administered by the Youth

Council has supported four organisations this year for activities

that contribute to the strengthening of youth wellbeing across

Selwyn, including Matariki and triathlon events.

Scarlet Shannon

On the SYC I have been

a voice for youth with

disabilities and that

means I have been trying

to make things in Selwyn

better for youth/people with disabilities in the

community and get them more involved in

what is going on in Selwyn.

This year I have been on the events team. I

have learned so much about how health and

safety plans work, and how to run events

and do surveys.

I think the Selwyn Youth Council is an

awesome opportunity to be a part of the

community and be the voice for youth.

Our Council strongly opposes the Government mandating us

to become a member of their proposed Three Waters entity.

See our letter of protest on our website, local newspapers or

Facebook page.

As we steadily reduce the time to process building consents

towards our 20-day target, the International Accreditation NZ

has assessed our building consent team as one of the topperforming

consent authorities in the country.

Our Council has set up an interim fund to protect the district’s

history while it works with mana whenua and those who are part

of Selwyn Community History Committee heritage groups to

administer the development of a strategic heritage plan.

We are currently looking for new youth

councillors representing Ellesmere and

Malvern wards. For more information

visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/youthcouncil.

Applications close on 20 December.

If you have any questions or feedback please contact me at

sam.broughton@selwyn.govt.nz or on Facebook at facebook.com/selwynforselwyn.

You can also view the latest issue online at selwyn.govt.nz/mayor.

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the BeSt PRoPeRtieS AcRoSS

the SeLWYn DiStRict

INSIDE

PUBLiSheD eVeRY WeDneSDAY

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 8th DecemBeR, 2021

Architectural Excellence!

Immaculately presented and incredibly stylish, this fabulous

contemporary home is architecturally designed by Threefold

Architecture. Thoughtfully designed with the utmost attention

to detail and built to an exceptionally high standard, this stunning

property has ultimate street appeal... but that’s just the beginning.

The expansive open plan kitchen/living/dining offers a fantastic,

free-flowing space for everyday life to unfold. Boasting

contemporary decor, surround sound home theatre, raised

ceilings and bundles of natural light, over-height glass sliding

doors lead out onto the private Garapa deck creating an effortless

indoor/outdoor flow. The incredible designer kitchen, complete

with a scullery and breakfast bar, also boasts premium fixtures.

The interconnecting separate lounge continues to impress with

large retractable sliding doors which hide effortlessly in the

walls, making it easy to create a comfortable alternative space

for adults. The 275m 2 home encompasses four bedrooms, two

bathrooms, a study, separate laundry and stunning living spaces.

With attention to detail throughout, there is also central in-slab

heating and a gas fire to ensure your comfort.

Beautifully landscaped, the private gardens create an urban

sanctuary with a sizable deck and an electronic louvre system and

peaceful courtyard.

Due to its superb style and fantastic location, we advise

prospective purchasers to act quickly as this won’t last long!

20 Dollar Place, Prebbleton

Deadline Sale:

All offers to be presented at 4pm, Thursday

16th December 2021 (unless sold prior)

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz

Listing ID: RLL30353

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2008) - Rolleston

Emma Langton-George

Contact:

Mobile: 027 555 0568

Kate Cameron

Contact:

Mobile: 027 688 8057

Open Home: Thurs 5.30-6.00pm & Sun 1.00-1.30pm

Get the power

of three offices

working for you

Ray White Rolleston,

Lincoln & West Melton

Sales - Property Management - Loan Market

Residential - Lifestyle - Commercial

Lincoln - 03 325 7299

Rolleston - 03 347 9988

West Melton - 03 347 9933

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd

Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Enter our colouring competition and you could WIN!

To enter simply scan or photograph your entry and post to our Facebook page Harcourts Four Seasons Realty or drop off to your local

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17 th December 2021. Winning entries will be notified on Monday 20 th December by phone and displayed on our Facebook page. Additional

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THIS WEEK’S

Auctions

WED

8 DECEMBER 2:00 PM

RUSSLEY GOLF CLUB

428 MEMORIAL AVENUE, CHRISTCHURCH.

(Unless sold prior)

AUCTION

Hanmer Springs 4 Bristol Street

Harcourts ID: HS9722

AUCTION

South New Brighton 2/113 Estuary Road

Harcourts ID: RL2570

Harley Manion

021 149 8050

Katie Harrison

021 135 0887

AUCTION

Halswell 13a Halswell Junction Road

Harcourts ID: RL2573

AUCTION

Kaiapoi 63a Fairweather Crescent

Harcourts ID: KI9282

Katie Harrison

021 135 0887

Amanda Newson

027 848 8488

AUCTION

Cust 135 Davis Road

Harcourts ID: BF36635

Rhiannon Moss

0274 404 449

AUCTION

Rolleston 28 Thornborough Drive

Harcourts ID: LN3474

Jan Green & Ross Mitchell

027 222 8736 | 027 222 9495

Sold

PRIOR

AUCTION

Avonhead 6 Elwyn Place

Harcourts ID: HR5873

AUCTION

Rolleston 23 Lanner Drive

Harcourts ID: LN3480

Scott MacDonald

027 273 9044

Jan Green & Ross Mitchell

027 222 8736 | 027 222 9495

AUCTION

Rangiora 9 Pearson Lane

Harcourts ID: KI9284

AUCTION

Spreydon 26 Glynne Crescent

Harcourts ID: RL2578

Jayne Martin

027 517 7937

Shona Robb

027 229 3657

AUCTION

Aranui 37 St Heliers Crescent

Harcourts ID: RL2577

AUCTION

Somerfield 93 Stanbury Avenue

Harcourts ID: RL2580

Stu Jones

027 385 4321

Richard Tait

027 777 8080

AUCTION

Hanmer Springs 128 Hanmer Springs Road

Harcourts ID: HS9724

AUCTION

Rolleston 48 Dryden Avenue

Harcourts ID: LN3560

Harley & June Manion

021 149 8050 | 021 823 824

Jan Green & Ross Mitchell

027 222 8736 | 027 222 9495

LAST WEEK’S

Sold

AUCTIONS

Clarkville 14 Orchard Place French Farm 104 French Farm Valley Leithfield Beach 34 Kowai Street Southbridge 153 High street Hanmer Springs 14 Harrogate Street Merivale 64b Merivale Lane Prebbleton 276 Trices Road

Lincoln 38 Makybe Terrace Woolston 59 Kotuku Crescent Rangiora 26 Goldie Drive Rangiora 5 Page Place Halswell 7 O’Halloran Drive

Lincoln 94 Oaks Drive

Your home for local property

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UNDER CONTRACT

NEW LISTING

Darfield 13 Longden Street

Leeston 27 High Street

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5517083

3 1 1 2

Price by Negotiation

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877

adrienne.goodeve@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Live the Leeston lifestyle

Situated in the heart of Leeston township, this cute

and classical styled three bedroom wooden bungalow

sits on a spacious 1,341sqm (approximately) section

with established planting and glorious outdoor living

spaces. The kitchen has been remodeled and

redecorated and presents with modern styling, a

breakfast bar and ample bench space for the home

chef to work their magic. Open plan design links this

space with the dining and living areas, as well as an

additional separate living area.

bayleys.co.nz/5517210

3 2 1 4

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Mon 13 Dec 2021

Phone for viewing times

Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519

suzy.mcpherson@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Lincoln 64 Eastfield Drive

1,350sqm of family fun

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 if

desired. The master bedroom has a spacious ensuite with sliding doors leading onto a private deck. The other

bedrooms are supported by a family bathroom. The well designed open plan kitchen/dining and living area

provides a relaxing family environment for everyday living. Decked outdoor areas are perfect for entertaining this

Summer and flow seamlessly from the living areas. The rarity of a 1,350sqm secure section with plenty of concreted

off-street parking for extra cars, trailer, boat or campervan is sure to appeal. To the rear of the section are raised

vegetables gardens along with fruit trees and plenty of room for pets and 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

lewis.donaldson@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5517000

bayleys.co.nz


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NEW LISTING

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5517181

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

adrienne.goodeve@bayleys.co.nz

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

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 by appointment

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258

sarah.booth@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5516135

bayleys.co.nz


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Rolleston 33 Tiny Hill Drive

The perfect Summer escape

A quiet street, an established setting and an abundance of outdoor space combine to undoubtedly create the

perfect place for Summer. Contrasting light and dark tones create an air of sophistication in the kitchen, which

further benefits from quality appliances, a double fridge space and a walk-in pantry. Ease of entertaining is assured

with a seamless flow from the kitchen to the expansive open-plan living area and separate lounge, with stacker

sliding doors leading to the spacious kwila deck. The master bedroom is well-appointed with a walk-through robe

and ensuite; whilst a central family bathroom with a stylish freestanding bath allows convenience and functionality

for the two additional bedrooms. A generously-proportioned study beside the front door also provides the ideal

opportunity for a home office or hobby room. Be quick as this is not one you want to miss out on!

bayleys.co.nz/5517085

3 2 2 2

Auction (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 16 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View 5.30-6pm Wed 8 Dec

& 12.45-1.15pm Sun 12 Dec

Nick Booth 027 306 3186

nick.booth@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

NEW LISTING

Rolleston 56 Granite Drive

Light, bright and lots to love

Set upon an easy-care section and with a cleverly-designed floor plan to maximise useable space, this immaculatelypresented,

three bedroom home is sure to be popular! The light and bright, North-facing living space bathes in allday

sun and is complemented by warm wood flooring and a feature boxed ceiling. Crisp white tones create a

contemporary yet sophisticated feel in the kitchen, with a plumbed double fridge space, freestanding 90cm gas

stove and walk-in pantry. Ease of entertaining is assured, with a sliding door from the living area allowing easy

access to the patio and fully-fenced rear garden; an ideal place to sit back and relax whilst the kids play. The master

bedroom offers an ensuite with a spacious tiled shower, and the two additional bedrooms are well-catered for with

a central family bathroom. Fantastic and sought-after off-street parking is also assured with a gated parking space.

bayleys.co.nz/5517154

3 1 2 2

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

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View 11.45am-12.15pm Sun 12 Dec

Nick Booth 027 306 3186

nick.booth@bayleys.co.nz

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258

sarah.booth@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz


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NEW LISTING

Rolleston 12 Talon Drive

All the trimmings plus triple car garaging

Newly completed, this 250sqm super chic home offers all the elements for superior family living. Situated on a

generous 833sqm section that provides off-street parking for your boat or caravan and great outdoor entertaining

space. The high-quality specs will appeal to the most discerning buyer, starting with the up-to-the-minute kitchen

that incorporates a 90cm oven with gas hobs, a plumbed double fridge space, a granite bench top, butler's pantry,

Bluetooth speakers and conveniently positioned sliding doors that lead out on to a large Kwila deck. The formal

lounge and main living room feature coffered ceilings to further enhance the home's feeling of spaciousness. The

bathrooms are luxurious, with the ensuite having under-tile heating and an over-sized tiled shower and the family

bathroom featuring a deep freestanding bath. This cracker could be yours for Christmas if you act now!

4 2 2 3

Auction (unless sold prior)

12pm, Thu 16 Dec 2021

3 Deans Avenue, Chch

View 1-1.30pm Sun 12 Dec

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258

sarah.booth@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz/5516144

NEW LISTING

Rakaia Lots 1-4 89 Elizabeth Avenue

Southbridge 61 High Street

Rare Rakaia opportunity

A High Street wonder

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With section prices escalading and the dream to build

getting out of reach for many, here is a limited time

opportunity to purchase a section, without breaking

the bank. Just a 25 minute drive from Rolleston and

only 20 minutes from Ashburton. Make your offer on

or before the deadline date, secure a section, then

enjoy planning your new home. Titles due March 2022.

• Lot 1 - 457sqm

• Lot 2 - 492sqm

• Lot 3 - 482sqm

• Lot 4 - 466sqm (with shed)

bayleys.co.nz/5517077

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

4pm, Tue 14 Dec 2021

Sarah Booth 0275 278 258

sarah.booth@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Prepare to be impressed by this three bedroom

weatherboard bungalow in the heart of Southbridge.

The classical exterior gives way to a modern aesthetic

inside with a light, bright colour scheme and views out

to the lovingly maintained section. The central open

plan kitchen with breakfast bar flows through to the

dining area and also allows direct access to the living

room. These rooms can be configured in different

ways to suit your family's lifestyle while maintaining

invaluable separation of spaces.

bayleys.co.nz/5517191

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)

1pm, Tue 14 Dec 2021

Phone for viewing times

Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519

suzy.mcpherson@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

bayleys.co.nz


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Springston 30 Everest Way

STUNNING SPRINGSTON

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 By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/ROU99890

Justin Le Lievre

M 022 628 1306

E justinl@pb.co.nz

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz

Proud to be here


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Rolleston 8 Keyes Mews

Gorgeous Outlook, Great Location!

Situated so handy to town and with lovely garden views this is a property that will appeal to both the young and the young at

heart! A property that's oh so private and immaculately maintained you'll enjoy:

• 3 double bedrooms plus single 4th bedroom or office

• Serene master suite with updated ensuite & WIR

• 3rd bedroom with its own snug living space, perfect for a teen retreat or guest room

• Beautiful kitchen with granite tops and gas cooking

• Fully tiled bathrooms especially designed for maximum privacy

• Free-standing log burner & heat pump

• Lovely open living spaces with near new carpets and calming decor

• Brilliant outdoor entertaining options; sheltered paved area and separate BBQ area

4 2 1 2

Deadline Sale closes Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 12.00pm,

(unless sold prior)

View Wed 8 Dec 5.00 - 5.30pm

Sun 12 Dec 12.30 - 1.00pm

Web pb.co.nz/ROU98588

Sarah Yeates

M 027 447 2719

E sarahy@pb.co.nz

Leeston 934 Leeston Dunsandel Road

Rolleston 12 Alpha Way

Private Country Lifestyle Close To Leeston

Country lifestyle awaits with this 11.28 HA property midway between

Leeston and Dunsandel. Very private and fully fenced the farm let has

a 180m2 3-bedroom brick home with a pressed tile roof profile.

Currently, the property is utilized as a Lowline beef stud. In fact, it is

the 3rd eldest Lowline Stud in NZ. The consented well to 2033 easily

irrigates the land which is divided up into 8 main paddocks. The K-Line

irrigation runs through the middle of the property with hydrants at

regular intervals. The block is well fenced and the ability to easily shut

off paddocks with electric fence breakers makes the area very easy to

manage.

3 2 2 2

Deadline Sale closes Thursday 16th

December, 2021 at 11.00am, (unless

sold prior)

View Sat 11 Dec 11.00 - 12.00pm

Web pb.co.nz/ROL100462

Justin Le Lievre

M 022 628 1306

Central location, Great layout!

Tucked away with good off-street parking and fabulous privacy, is this

4 bedroom home which has been well design to cater for the modern

family. The practical layout including a generous walk in pantry, the

open plan kitchen dining living, with hard floors makes for easy

cleaning and outdoor flow to the sun drenched patio will make

summer living a breeze. The separate lounge is a great space for kids

or the whole family to relax in at the end of a busy day. All the

bedrooms have built in double robes, the master boasting a walk-in

robe and practical ensuite, plus outdoor flow through the ranch slider

to the patio area.

4 2 2 2

Deadline Sale closes Friday 17th

December, 2021 at 5.00pm, (unless

sold prior)

View Sun 12 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm

Web pb.co.nz/ROU87992

Angela Hunt

M 021 548 777

Holly Siddons

M 020 4153 5251

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz

Proud to be here


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Dressing your property

up for sale

Your house is on the market and you hope to get a

good price. While market performance will largely

influence this, presenting your home at its best will

help.

First impressions count from the moment

potential buyers view a property from the street to

the moment they walk through the front door.

Weed the garden, cut back unruly shrubs and

prune trees where needed. Kill off weeds in the lawn,

sprinkle grass seed over bald patches and fertilise the

lawn.

Indoors, tidy up. Get rid of excess or bulky

furniture, toys, books, hobby items or fitness

equipment and if too many photos on the wall pack

these away so the home looks roomy.

If there is a gap or a room needs enhancing, look at

what you have. A piece of furniture might be painted

up or an old leather bound book popped on the

coffee table. Shelves will also add depth to a narrow

space while mirrors may give the illusion of a larger

space. In entryways, add an easy chair, small table,

bookcase or large vase.

Awkward spaces such as coved ceilings in attics

or upstairs rooms might be converted into storage

shelving and the room given a purpose as an office,

playroom or extra bedroom so viewers can see how

the room might be used.

Stow possessions neatly in containers, shelving

or tidily in cupboards; highlighting the storage

potential within the home, ensuring it is clean and

tidy for viewing at any time.

Move the pets outside as not all buyers will be pet

lovers while some may suffer pet allergies putting

them off a house if they see a pet inside.

If parts of the house look tired, consider

renovating by painting walls, replacing worn carpet,

or modernising the kitchen, bathroom and toilet;

rooms that should sparkle. Replace tired cabinetry,

or the benches and cupboard/drawer fronts then

update old toilets, showers or kitchen appliances.

Modernising these rooms can lift the final selling

price.

Use consistent and light paint colours throughout

for balance and seamlessness, making the house

appear more spacious. An effect that is increased

when walls and curtains share the same or a similar

colour.

Consider the personality and purpose of a room.

Bright colours lift living areas especially if large and

open. However, bedrooms are suited to calmer softer

colours with just a touch of bold. Layer bedding or

use throws for effect along with cushions or a stuffed

toy in a children’s room.

With curtaining, smaller patterns or plain fabrics

are the rule for smaller rooms whereas larger

patterns make spacious areas cosier. If blinds or

drapes are past their best, replace these even if it is

only with neutral cotton curtains. The effect will be

worth it.

Eco-friendly features will also add value for some

buyers though not universally, however earthy

natural colours and features are popular. Consider

who your target buyers are likely to be and what will

appeal to them.

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