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at council

By DAVID HILL

Homeward bound ... Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club member Glenn Martin, from Christchurch, flying his Sting S4

microlight plane back to the Rangiora Airfield last Friday afternoon, after afive­hour flight from the Chatham Islands. PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

Chatham Islands jaunt

By SHELLEY TOPP

Aself­described ‘‘average Joe’’

aviation enthusiast has completed an

epic return flight fromRangiora to the

Chatham Islands.

Glenn Martin, aged 62, amember of

the Canterbury RecreationalAircraft

Club (CRAC), which is based at

Rangiora Airfield, did the trip in his

Sting S4 microlight plane.

He tookoff from Rangiora Airfield

at 9am on Tuesday lastweek and

completed the 876 kilometrejourney

to Tuuta Airport on the Chathams, in

4.6 hours, assisted by a20­knottail

wind.

The returntrip backtoRangiora

last Fridaymorning, without wind

assistance,took 5hours.

Glenn is the club's first member to

do the trip.

He wanted to showthat longdistance

flights were achievable in a

microlight and alsoaccessibleto

hobby aviation enthusiasts.

‘‘The modernmicrolights are very

similar to any other plane, unlikethe

earlier models of the 1970swhich

were quite rudimentary,’’hesays.

‘‘Theyare modern wee planes now.

Peoplehave flown all around the

world in microlights.

‘‘Theyare also the most costeffective

plane you can buy,’’ Glenn

says.

The retired Christchurchaircraft

engineer/biochemist/entrepreneur

who created the Martin Jetpack

single­person aircraft, also wanted to

make the Chathams flight to tick off

another itemonhis bucket list.

He wantstoland at all 128 official

New Zealandairports listedinthe

Aeronautical InformationPublication

(AIP) book.

‘‘So far Ihave been to 121 of them

including every airfield in the South

Island,’’ he said.

Glenn stayedthree nightsonthe

Chathams, visiting tourist attractions

and making some flights, before

returning home.

CRAC members tracked his flight to

the Chathams and back usingglobal

positioning systems and some of them,

including his wifeVanessaMartin,

who is also apilot, flew out to the east

coast to meet him on his return

journeyhome to Rangiora Airfield.

Glenn said the trip had involved a

great deal of planning and

preparation. However,modern

technology made it alot easier than it

would have been in the 1960s.

Continued Page 2

Ageneral shortage of skilled workers due to

Covid­19 border restrictions and the spread

of the ‘‘Great Resignation’’ movement to

New Zealand, has forced the Waimakariri

District Council to re­evaluate its Long Term

Plan (LTP) commitments.

Covid­19 constraints has left the council

with staffing shortages and having to rethink

its Three Waters and roading commitments,

chief executive Jim Harland says.

‘‘People are saying ‘what am Idoing? Is

this work and the lifestyle right for me at this

time in my life?’,’’ Mr Harland says.

The ‘‘Great Resignation’’ movement began

in the United States earlier this year, as

people re­evaluate their lives in the wake of

Covid­19.

Border restrictions also mean just 4000

migrant workers have entered New Zealand

this year, compared to 80,000 workers pre­

Covid.

‘‘It means we’re not getting those people

with professional skills applying for jobs,’’

Mr Harland says.

‘‘We do use consultants where

appropriate, but they’re struggling to find

people as well.’’

As staff prepare reports for next year’s

annual plan deliberations they are reassessing

council priorities, which may

differ from what was signalled in the LTP

signed off in June.

Areport to the November council meeting

has already signalled that some drainage

and wastewater projects may be carried over

into the 2022/23 financial year.

‘‘We are going to have agood hard look and

consider, given our resources, what are our

priorities,’’ Mr Harland says.

‘‘As we build our next annual plan, what

does our right­sized programme look like?

‘‘Everyone is very clear, with the

resourcing and financial challenges, that we

need to put the best programme together

going forward.’’

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Doocey promoted to front bench

By ROBYN BRISTOW

WaimakaririMPMatt Dooceyhas been

promotedtothe front benchin

National's new caucus line up.

Mr Dooceyhas been elevated by new

partyleader ChrisLuxontoNo8inthe

caucus and has the Mental Health,

Youth, AssociateHealth,and

AssociateTransport portfolios.

He is now the highest rankedSouth

Island and CanterburyMPinthe line

up.

‘‘I am humbled goingfrom the senior

whip to the front bench,and am

looking forward to it,’’ he told the

NorthCanterbury News shortlyafter

his appointment was announced.

Mr Luxon in announcing his line up

said Mr Doocey had donean

outstanding job around mentalhealth,

and he wantedmental healthtoplay a

big partinthe NationalParty going

forward.

Mr Dooceysays he willcontinue to

work hard in thatarea to ensure the

role was established in the ‘‘next

NationalParty cabinet’’.

‘‘UltimatelyIwant to be thefirst

Minister of MentalHealth and Suicide

Prevention.’’

Mr Dooceysays he is alsoexcited

aboutbeing the associate Transport

Epic flight aided by wisdom

From Page 1

He was also able to tap into the vast

aviation experience of club members

while planning his trip.

This included air traffic controllers

and aformer United States Navy pilot

with 30,000 hours of flying experience,

including ‘‘landing all sorts of planes on

aircraft carriers,’’ and as acommercial

pilot.

‘‘The club has all sorts of people

around who are available to share their

wisdom.

‘‘Rangiora is sort of an understated

place but there is awhole lot of aviation

expertise here that is available to club

members.

‘‘That is one of the strengths of this

club.’’

Pleased to be home ... Glenn Martin

beside his Sting S4 microlight plane soon

after landing at the Rangiora Airfield after his

five­hour flight from the Chatham Islands.

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP

Matt Doocey

and Health spokespersoninNational's

caucus.

He says one of his firstjobs will be to

established atransportplan for the

South Islandthat is drawn up by South

Islanders and not bureaucratsin

Wellington.

‘‘It is safetosay Iwill be ensuring

there is aWoodend bypass as

associate Transport Minister in the

next NationalGovernment.’’

Mr Dooceysays people appear to be

excited about the new­look

opposition.

‘‘It is afresh change and anew look.

‘‘I will be fightinghard to make sure

the mainland gets agood voice in

Wellington.

‘‘Under the currentGovernment we

have lost alot of that voice, and Iam

pretty keentolead the charge.

‘‘I am pretty sure thatmainlanders

disagreewith the Three Waters

Reformsand dis­establishing District

Health Boardsinthe middleofa

pandemic,'' says Mr Doocey.

He also aims to focus on the rising

cost of houseswith the SouthIsland

catching Auckland up in terms of

house prices.

‘‘Houseprices have increased29.9

per centinthe last 12 months in the

South Island.

‘‘It is not sustainable for the next

generation —our childrenand our

grandchildren.’’

Mr Dooceysays the lineupwill show

New Zealand there is an alternative

amid the growing frustration to the

presentGovernment.

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Council looks to find answers to staffing

From Page 1

Earlier this year the council signalleda

4.5 percentrates rise for the 2022/23

financial year, but that may need to be

revisited given the challenges the

council faces, Mr Harland says.

Staffing shortagesdoes mean there are

more opportunities for young people in

such fields as water services or roading,

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drinking water, stormwater or sewer

works.

‘‘There’s the design of the system,

supervision, engineering, professional

services and delivery.

‘‘We are still seen as agood employer

and we have an active programmeof

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Yoga teacher targeted by bullies

By ROBYN BRISTOW

PadmavatiMaharana, owner of Rangiora

Yoga, is smilingonthe outside,but is

‘‘crying inside’’.

Recentincidents have scared

Padmavati who is experiencingbullying,

threateningbehaviour, racism andhate.

It beganwith pizza deliveries to her

business in central Rangiora,and has

since escalated to nasty Instagrams and

Messengermessages.

‘‘Itisbullying,ignorantand criminal

and thosedoingitshouldbepunished,’’

saysPadmavati, who on Mondaylaid a

complaintwiththe RangioraPolice.

She has no idea howthe perpetrators

got hold of herphone number,but it has

beenusedtointimidateher with

messages, and to order pizza on her

behalf,whichcontain meat.

Padmavati,who is Hindu, anda

vegetarian, saysshe lefther nativeIndia

to enjoyfreedominNew Zealand.

But freedom has been taken awayfrom

her in thepastthreeweeks.

She now keeps her studiolocked, and

hides behind the lockeddoorsasshe gets

mocked aboutneedingto‘‘eat cow’’,held

sacred by thoseofthe Hindu faith.

The racistbehaviourbeganafter

Padmavati starteduplessons and food

ideas on TikTok,whereshe has 527,000

visitors.

Thisfollowedthe 28­year­old teacher

stepping up in early 2020and offering

classes viaher Facebookpage,whenNew

Zealand wasplungedintoits first

Padmavati Maharana

lockdown duetothe threat of Covid­19.

The classes immediately became

popular as Padmavatitried to give people

a‘‘little lessstress’’ duringthe difficult

times being experienced.

She alsooffered free one­houryoga

lessonsasanalternativetothe free

Saturdaymorningclassesshe had

providedbefore the country moved to

Alert Level 4.

Padmavatialso continued to holddaily

yogaclasses for herprivateclients on her

Facebookpage viaZoom, aCalifornianbasedremote

conferencing video

communication system.

Shehas been teachingyogafor more

than 12 years.

‘‘Igive alot to my community, andmany

know me in thecommunity,and are

clients.’’

It is duringlive sessionsonTik Tokthat

theracism and threateningbehaviour

begins.She hashad severalvisits from a

pizza delivererwho bangs on her door

downstairs,and whenshe goes down

discovers he is tryingtodeliver pizzashe

hasnot ordered.

Padmavati believes thosetrying to

intimidateher,are asmallgroupof

teenagers.

‘‘They arelikeagang,’’says Padmavati

whoisstruggling to understand what is

happening because all she is doing is

‘‘literally’’ helping people.

‘‘They should have respect for other

cultures.

‘‘Being Hinduisverypersonaland

sentimental.’’

Padmavati was borninthe Kanpur

Village of the Balasore districtinthe

Eastern part of India andhas beenliving

in Rangiora since2016.

Shebecame interested in yogato

improve herhealth.

‘‘Iusedtoget frequent asthmaattacks

andwas always sufferingfrom acold.

‘‘After Istartedyoga Ihad less andless

asthmaattacksand veryrarely hadacold.

Now my asthma is completely under

control, whichIcredit to yoga.’’

House prices continue their rise

By DAVID HILL

North Canterburyproperty values are

continuing to climb.

Average house prices in Waimakariri,

Hurunui and Kaikoura arecontinuing to

rise, as Canterburyhas the ‘‘hottest

housing market in the country’’, with the

average property value rising 32.7percent

in 12 months.

Figures from the latest OneRoof­

Valocity House Value Index show as of

November15, the averagehouse price in

the Canterbury region has risen to

$743,000.

OneRoof editor Owen Vaughan saiditis

well above the annualgrowth rates of

Auckland and the country as awhole.

‘‘The region's housingmarkethas come

out of the mostrecentCovid lockdown like

arocket, recording 9.3%growth in the

average property value overthe last three

months.

‘‘The highestquarterly growthfigure of

all the regions,’’ he said.

Afrenzy of buying activity in

Christchurch (10.1% quarterly growth) and

Selwyn(12.7%) has driven much of the lift,

but the majorityofplaces in the region

Values rise ... house prices up in North

Canterbury.

PHOTO: FILE

haverecorded strong growth, he said.

In Waimakariri, theaverage property

value is now $776,000, ajump of $63,000

(8.8%) in the last three months and

$183,000 (30.9%) over the past year.

The average property value in the

Hurunui districthas reached $619,000, up

$36,000(6.2%) in threemonths and

$117,000 (23.3%) in the last 12 months.

The Kaikouradistrict has not escaped

the housing boom,with the average

property value now $688,000. That

represents agrowthof$44,000 (6.8%) in

three monthsand $138,000 (25.1%) in 12

months.

Just one Canterbury district has

experienceadrop in the average property

values, Ashburton, falling on average1.9 %

($11,000) in the three months to November

15.

But is still up 22.6%comparedto

November lastyear.

In Christchurch,the city'saverage

property value jumped 34.5% in the last12

months, increasing by $193,000 to $752,000.

‘‘A heady pace, whichifsustained,

would see the city'saverageproperty cross

the $1 millionmark by August next year.’’

The surge has come at acost. The 20%

deposit on atypical Canterburyhome is

now $148,000, $36,600 more than

November lastyear.

‘‘Rising prices havenot deterred first

home buyers, whose share of new

mortgage registrations throughoutthe

year has hovered around40%,’’ Mr

Vaughan said.

‘‘Investors haveincreased theirshare of

new purchases, from 23.3%inquarterone

to 24.2% in quarter three.’’

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Food forests growing

By DAVID HILL

Food forests are springing up all over

Canterbury.

Four years after the Kaiapoi Food

Forest was established as one of the

firstregeneration projects, 13 food

forests between HanmerSprings and

Ashburton are now in various stages of

planning or establishment, Kaiapoi

Food Forest Trust chairpersonBrent

Cairns says.

Mr Cairnssays with minimal effort

and relativelylow cost, schools and

communityorganisations can

establishtheir ownfood forests.

‘‘After fouryears in our food forest,

like any gardenitisgetting to alevel of

maturity and the growth we are getting

is extraordinary.’’

The food forest has perennials

rather than annualplanting, with

plants established in eight layers.

The success of the food foresthas led

to Mr Cairns working withcommunity

organisationsand schools to establish

new food forests.

Kaiapoi NorthSchool teacher

Janine Rust visited the food forest in

February last year to see how her

pupils couldget involved.

Fruittreeswere secured fromthe

Canterbury Horticultural Society and

Mr Cairnshelped the school come up

with aplan.

‘‘A food forest for aschool needs to

be abit different because the kidsgo

on holiday for two months whenmost

of the food becomes ready,’’MrCairns

says.

‘‘So we’vedesigneditsoplants

mature before they go on holiday and

then you have other plants which

mature two months later.’’

Ms Rust says the foodforest‘‘has

been an amazing outside classroom

experience’’.

‘‘Ourtamarikiare gaining an

understanding about wheretheir food

comesfrom and getting excited about

growing their own foodathome.’’

The pupils get to enjoy the fruits of

theirlabour, enjoying freshtomatoon

crackersand pumpkin soup, she says.

Sincethe Kaiapoi North Schoolfood

forest was established, Mr Cairns has

been working with acommunity group

in Hanmer Springstoget afood forest

established in TarndalePark.

OtherNorth Canterburyfood forests

whichhave planting under way are at

Amberley School, TuahiwiPreschool,

Southbrook Schooland St Patrick’s

School in Kaiapoi.

Mr Cairnsisalsoworking with local

residents in Oxford, while he has been

approached by Pegasusresidents and

conversations havebegun in other

communities.

He estimatesitcosts $183.50 to setup

aguild of up to eight layers of

plants.

Aguild typically beginswith ‘‘a fruit

saladtree’’(atree with up to 11 fruit

varietiesgrafted on to it), acitrustree,

bushes, berries, herbs, ground cover

and grapevines.

Once established, aguild can

produce more than enoughtofeed a

family.

Costscan be reduced if plants are

donated or seedlingsare used to

establishmore guilds in an expanding

food forest.

For the firstfew yearsmulch and

cardboard are needed,but once a

guildmaturesitwill produce its own

mulch.

The Kaiapoi FoodForest has more

than 120 guilds.

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Positive response to lights

By SHELLEY TOPP

North Canterbury business owners

have responded positively to the

Government’s new Covid­19

protection framework.

The co­owner of Fools of Desire

cafe in Rangiora, Karl Horwarth says

business was ‘‘pretty good’’ during

the firstfour daysofthe transition to

the new system.

‘‘We have had one or two people

upsetwith the changes, some

confused, some unaware,but the vast

majority of peopleare understanding

and just keen to get on with it, and our

team have done an amazing job

adapting,’’ he said.

‘‘From our point of view we just

want tobeable to open at all levels,

keep the business viable and keepall

our amazing staffemployed.’’

Meanwhile, in Hanmer Springs last

weekend it was busy at the Hanmer

Springs Thermal Pools and Spa

(HSTPS)with 2500 visitors to the

complex.

‘‘It has been areally good

experiencefor everybody,’’ general

managerGraeme Abbot said.

‘‘A few people didn’t havethe

documentation (vaccine pass) but the

vast majority just went away and got

it sorted. Only acouple had to be

turned away,soout of two and ahalf

thousand that is pretty good,’’ he said.

‘‘Our customers seemedpretty

happy with the system and it was

fantastic to be able to welcome so

many people into the pools.’’

However in Kaikoura the new

system posed someproblems for Flo

And Co Cafe owner Rebecca Hunt,

and her staff, with manyof her

customersinthesmall town not

understandingthe Government’s new

vaccine passport requirements.

❛Our customers seemed

pretty happy with the

system and it was fantastic

to be able to welcome so

many people into the

pools.❜

—GraemeAbbot, generalmanager

HSTPS

‘‘A lot of people hadn’t realised how

serious it is.

‘‘They didn’t believe it would be

enforced.

‘‘Theyjustthoughtthey could rock

up to the cafe as usual and thathas

been the hardest part for us,’’ she

says.

‘‘I don’t want my staff to feel they

have to be bouncers turningaway

customers whoare often family and

friends.’’

Rebecca would like to see more

information made available in the

town about why Covid­19

vaccinationsare important, what the

requirements are under the new

system and how people can obtain a

vaccine passport.

The new system was introduced

last Friday with Waimakariri District

Mayor, Dan Gordonwelcoming the

move.

“It is really excellent that we are

moving to this new system which

shouldmean businesses have

certainty that they can remain open

despite the level. Iknow the

community will take alot of comfort

in knowing lockdowns are likely a

thing of the past.”

Chief Executive Jim Harland says

the council openedits doors on

Friday without requiring vaccine

passes for someofits services.

However, the council will look at

how the first week went, complete

risk assessments for each service

area, seek further guidance for each

customer area, and review its settings

ahead of December 13.

“It’s likely that we will require

vaccine passes from thisdate for

more of our services to ensure we can

continue to operate as safely as

possible for as many customers as we

can goingforward.”

Ministry of Health figures show

that 94.9 percent of eligible people

have hadtheir first dose of Covid­19

vaccine in Waimakariri and 88.9 %

arenow fully vaccinated.

In Hurunui 92.9 %t have had their

first dose, and 87.3 %have had their

second.

While in Kaikoura88.6% havehad

their first jab and 83.6 %havehad

their second.

The Canterbury District Health

Board’ssenior responsible officer for

the Covid­19 response, Doctor Helen

Skinner says their primary care team

is working with Whakarongorau

Aotearoa to contact everyonewho is

notvaccinated.

‘‘We have establishedteams to

focus on areas and populations that

are not being vaccinatedat thesame

rates as others.

‘‘We are committed to improving

the vaccine uptakeincertain parts of

North Canterbury.’’

The Jabba Waka mobile

vaccination clinic will be at

Countdown Amberley tomorrow,

Friday (December10) between 10am

to 1pm and at the WaiauVillage

Green on Sunday, December12

between11am and 2pm.

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Reflections at

North Loburn

It was timefor reflection

at Tihiraki North Loburn

School recently.

Enviroschools visited

to reflect on the work

beingdone at the school

following Enviroschool

awarding it Green Gold

status severalyears ago.

Every three years a

team visits andleads

students, staff,the

community,Board of

Trustees and Enviro

leaders throughaday of

reflection to ensurethe

school is continuing to

uphold the guiding

principals, and kaupapa/

vision of the programme

and focusing on the

future.

Enviro Leaders led the

school and visitors on a

tour around the grounds

celebratingthe various

student­ledprojects.

They explained how the

projects cameabout and

how students were

empowered to drive

them.

These included abike

trackplanted in natives, a

community trapping

library, agaga dodgeball

arena, small paper

composting and Garden

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MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE

Covid front of mind

and Three Waters

Again Covidis front of mind today.

Last Friday thetraffic light system

was turned on and with the

Canterbury region falling intothe

orange light this means significant

changes forthose that are

unvaccinated.

Butonamore positive notemore

freedoms for thosethat are!

Icontinuetoencourage those that

aren’tyet fully vaxed to do so, and

while we all have achoice, for me

the wellbeingofthe greater

community far outweighs personal

choice.

Onething that’s new under this

system is the need to use My Vaccine

Pass for certain businesses.

Iamsurethere are many of you out

there, like me,that aren’tsogreatat

technology.

TheKaikoura library staff are

offering assistance withthis if you

need it.

Ithink we’ve made our feelings

clear on where we stand with the

Three Waters Reform to the

Department of Internal Affairs.

Ihaverecently signed ajoint

Ball in ECan’sCourt

DearEditor,

Environment Canterbury’s (ECan)

response to ourconcernswas

disappointing, but predictable (NC

News Dec 2).

Overthe past fewyears Rural

Advocacy Network (RAN), alongwith

otherssuch as Hurunui District

Council and Hurunui Waiau Zone

Committee, have raised concerns on

behalf of the community about how

ECan operates only to be metwith a

wall of denial.

In their response, ECanhave

deliberately misled readers.

Rural Advocacy Network has

provided ECan with manyexamples,

includingprivate property

informationfrom consent

applications, farm plans and

environmentalfunding applications

being used for other purposes.

Readers mayalso recall ECan

withdrew evidence fromthe Hurunui

DistrictPlanprocess andpublicly

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letterwith29other Mayors

addressed to the Prime Minister

requestingtobeable to discuss our

concernsinperson.

In short councils across New

Zealandare joining forcesinhope

thatour joint voices will get

traction,andwewon’t need to

escalate things further.

Speaking of traction November 21

wasGroundswell NZ's `Motherofall

Protests'about theThree Waters

Reform.

Iwent to the protest in Amberley

andstood alongside Hurunui

district mayor Marie Black and

Waimakariri districtmayor Dan

Gordon and many Kaikoura locals.

It wasapretty cool turnout which

Ithink speaks volumesfor the depth

of feelinginthe community.

This is my last column for 2021, so

I’d like to remind everyone to take

careof oneanother over the coming

weeks and months, especially in the

run up to Christmas.

AndI’d like to wisheveryone a

Merry Christmas, and ahappy and

safeNew Year.

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Around the electorate with

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA

Uncertain Covid times

The traffic light system started last week

and the onlything we can really be sure of

is that there are threedifferent colours —

Red, Orange and Green.

But what they mean is not at all certain.

If past performance is aguide, Ipredict

that in acoupleofmonthsthere will be a

Red step 3, that willallow hugging of up to

threepeople not in your bubble.

You may laugh, but that is what

happenedunder the alert level system that

was firstintroduced,with an assurance

that each level had apredetermined

criteria.

We now know that is not how it works at

all. Sincewehave had to scanour vaccine

certificatesthere has been so much

inconsistency.

Some places aren’t checking certificates,

some are just sighting it and some

scanning themaswell as tellingpeopleto

scan in with the tracer app.

This is of no faultofrestaurant, bar and

café owners,itisbecause this Government

hasn’t thoughtthrough the logisticsand

practicality of such asystem, and instead

thrown businesses intothe deepend yet

again.

The Omicron varianthas nowmade

headlines, but as Iwritethis it appears to

be milder than previous variants and we

have to understand thatnew variants will

continuetoemerge.

You wouldn’t of courseknow this from

some of the mainstream media who

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

apologisedbecause ECanstaff were

found to have inappropriately

gathered, used and sharedprivate

property informationincludingina

misleadingway.

ForECantostatetheyare not aware

of these issues, is false.

ECan's claim there are no regulatory

zonings created outsideofproper

planning processes is also false.

ECan's flawed draft riverbedlines

mappedextensive areas of private

land, public roads and most of the

Waiau township as riverbedwith no

consultation or proper planning

process. Landowners were forced to

spend thousandsofdollarstoprove

their land wasnot riverbed.

Theriverbed zoningwas eventually

thrown out whenECanlost in both the

HighCourt and Court of Appeal.

Another mapping withno

consultation or proper planning

process is wetlands.

This cametolight when ECan

started using this wetland mapping in

the consentprocess.

Following an Official Information

Act request ECan had to reveal the

wetlands mappingthatthey had been

doingbehind closed doors.

Some of the ECan councillors (who

were notaware staff were doing this

mapping) publicly apologised and the

wetland mapping hasrecentlybeen

temporarily withdrawn.

In both the abovecases ECan has

deliberately chosentoundertake

these mappingsinanunderhanded

and inappropriatemannerwithout

any consultation with affected

property owners.

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breathlesslyreport eachnew development

in the hope of maintaining their relevance

in aworld dominatedbysocial media.

Viruses changeand adapt all the time.

Fortunatelythe new mRNAvaccines are

able to also be quickly updated to include

cover for new variants.

It is then up to the individual to make

their own decisionsaboutwhether they

want to be vaccinated or not.

If we end up locking ourselvesdown and

havingafortress in New Zealand each

time anew variantemerges,the toll on

people’s lives will be enormous.

Of course,weneed to be vigilant of new

variants and there could well be times

where we need to be more cautious. But

we must balancethe risksevenly.

New Zealand was one of the last

countries to get the delta variantofCovid­

19, and yet the Government sat on their

hands while it ravaged through other

countries, without planning for it to arrive

in New Zealand. WhileOmicron is in its

early stages,the Government and the

Ministry of Health,with hundreds of

millions of dollarsinresources,need to

come up with aplan thatavoids lockdowns

and restrictions when new variants arise.

The South Island, particularly, has done

the hardyards,even while having very few

cases since August. We should not have to

deal withfurther lockdowns and

restrictions due to poor planningfrom this

Government.

Compare ECan's actions with

district councils likeHurunuiwho

undertakeextensive consultationand

aproper planning process when

mappingor zoningareas on people's

land.

No only do property ownershavea

right to be consultedbut it is

courteousand good practice to do so.

In their response ECanclaim they

welcomehearing people's concerns

but whether they will do anything

aboutitisanother matter.

The current situation with ECan's

failingsisuntenable.

Until such time ECanacknowledge

their failings and demonstrate

corrective actions(notjust words),

then people's well being and

community relationships will

continue to be undermined by ECan's

actions.

The ball is in ECan's court.

Yours,

Jamie McFadden,

Rural Advocacy Network

North Canterbury

Swell

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Amberley 9:43am 2.6 3:21am 0.3 10:39am 2.5 4:17am 0.4 11:34am 2.4 5:14am 0.5 12:02am 2.3 6:12am 0.6 12:57am 2.3 7:09am 0.6 1:51am 2.2 8:04am 0.7 2:44am 2.2 8:57am 0.7

Beach

10:11pm 2.4 3:59pm 0.4 11:07pm 2.4 4:56pm 0.4

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9:52am 2.6 3:30am 0.3 10:48am 2.5 4:26am 0.4 11:43am 2.4 5:23am 0.5 12:11am 2.3 6:21am 0.6 1:06am 2.3 7:18am 0.6 2:00am 2.2 8:13am 0.7 2:53am 2.2 9:06am 0.7

Motunau 10:20pm 2.4 4:08pm 0.4 11:16pm 2.4 5:05pm 0.4

6:02pm 0.5 12:38pm 2.4 6:56pm 0.5 1:32pm 2.3 7:48pm 0.6 2:25pm 2.2 8:38pm 0.6 3:15pm 2.2 9:25pm 0.6

9:54am 2.6 3:32am 0.3 10:50am 2.5 4:28am 0.4 11:45am 2.4 5:25am 0.5 12:13am 2.3 6:23am 0.6 1:08am 2.3 7:20am 0.6 2:02am 2.2 8:15am 0.7 2:55am 2.2 9:08am 0.7

Gore Bay 10:22pm 2.4 4:10pm 0.4 11:18pm 2.4 5:07pm 0.4

6:04pm 0.5 12:40pm 2.4 6:58pm 0.5 1:34pm 2.3 7:50pm 0.6 2:27pm 2.2 8:40pm 0.6 3:17pm 2.2 9:27pm 0.6

9:48am 2.0 3:26am 0.3 10:45am 1.9 4:24am 0.3 11:43am 1.9 5:21am 0.4 12:09am 1.8 6:18am 0.4 1:03am 1.7 7:15am 0.5 1:55am 1.7 8:10am 0.5 2:47am 1.7 9:03am 0.5

Kaikoura 10:17pm 1.8 4:10pm 0.3 11:14pm 1.8 5:07pm 0.3

6:02pm 0.4 12:39pm 1.8 6:55pm 0.4 1:33pm 1.8 7:46pm 0.5 2:25pm 1.7 8:34pm 0.5 3:14pm 1.7 9:21pm 0.5

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

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Rescuing food for those in need in Nth Canty

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Satisfy Food Rescueisanorganisation

with averyclearwhy, astrong sense of

collaborationand aleadingplayer in the

industry it operates in,the judgessaid in

awardingitthe PAK‘nSAVERangiora

Community Enterprise Award at the

North Canterbury Business Awards.

Satisfy Food RescuebeganinMarch

2014 whenagroup of like­minded

individuals got togethertodiscusssetting

up afood rescue organisation in North

Canterbury.

From thisSatisfy Foodwas born, and by

2015 it wasupandrunning making a

difference by recognising and meeting

needs in theWaimakaririand Hurunui

districts.

It dedicated its worktoproductivity

andsustainability, in allits forms, by

effectively utilisingtime and resources

andemploying goodmanageablesystems

andgoals.

Todaythe Kaiapoi­basedorganisation

supports35organisationsinNorth

Canterbury.

Itsworkover thepast seven years

equatestodelivering1.85million meals,

or an average of 12 to 15 tonnes of fooda

month.

It has rescued over647,000 kg of food.

Theorganisation’s reach,its operation

andbenefittothe communitycaught the

eyeofthe North CanterburyBusiness

Awardsjudges whoawarded Satisfy Food

Rescuethe Pak’n’SAVECommunity

Enterprise Award.

Theorganisation collectsand

distributessurplus ediblefood from local

retailers and producers to helpreduce

food waste andtoremediate food poverty

locally.

Manager Stef Van Meer saysthe

organisation was excitedtoreceive the

award.

Common purpose ... Staff and volunteers from Satisfy Food Rescue who are making adifference meeting food needs in the

Waimakariri and Hurunui districts.

‘‘Itislovely to have therecognition,’’

she says.

‘‘There is so muchwaste and so many

people in need,’’ says Stef.

SatisfyFood’smission is to bridge the

gap by re­directing the abundanceoffood

in thecommunity to where it is needed.

Partnershipswith otherorganisations

helps makethe charity sustainable as it

continues to grow, along withthe need.

It hasseven supermarkets it collects

fromweekly.Foodisalso broughtin, or

droppedin, be it afew bunches of spinach

to apallet or three of applesand kiwi

fruit. Dry foods and cans also camein

weekly.

Thereare fivepaid staff, four of whom

arepart time, whoare supported by

around30volunteers who helpgrade the

food andpack it into large foodparcels

fordistributiontothe various

organisations to distribute.

‘‘It is simple to get involved. People

come along and decide if they are

interested,’’ saysStef.‘‘Theythensignup.

Thereisafew littlechecks, then they

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‘‘Someofour wonderful volunteers

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The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Manufacturing excellence rewarded

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Angus Robertson Mechanical is atrue

example of New Zealand manufacturing

excellence and the challenges it brings,

the judges said in awarding it the Misco

Joinery Manufacturing and Trades

Award at the North Canterbury

Business Awards.

The award ceremony was held online

late last month.

The judges said Angus Robertson

Mechanical was agenerational business

that had undertaken significant

restructuring in recent times.

‘‘It is under new leadership, but

continues to focus on it’s founders

strong commitment to quality,

innovation and leading edge

technology,’’ they said.

The Eyrewell­based business

specialises in the design and

manufacture of rollforming and coil

processing machinery.

Using innovative design concepts,

techniques and manufacturing

processes, it provides machines to any

specification or requirements.

It was founded in 1993 by Angus

Robertson. Mr Robertson died last year,

but the business continues under his son

Seamus, who has headed the business

since 2016.

Seamus says the company is

incredibly proud to receive the award,

but they are not resting on their laurels.

‘‘There is alot of systems, processes

and culture to be sorted out.

‘‘We recognise we have to keep

looking forward to the future, and there

is still alot more work to be done until

we are happy everything is as we want it

to be,’’ he says.

Navigating the challenges of Covid­19

was areality of now.

‘‘It is not aperfect world. It is alittle

bit imperfect, due to the Covid

challenges,’’ he says.

The company is built on astrong

business ethic, ingenuity in design and

manufacture and acommitment to

provide clients with industry­leading

high­quality products for the local and

international market.

It designs and manufactures unique

products for its clients, and works with

them to meet their requirements while

optimising productivity, cost­efficiency

and operational safety to international

standards.

It has supplied hundreds of bespoke,

standard industry rollformers and other

coil processing machines to clients

throughout New Zealand, Australia,

Vietnam, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia,

Myanmar, Thailand and Ghana.

The team at Angus Robertson

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Angus Robertson Mechanical also

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Chrissie Millar(17) and Max Thornton

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Canterbury, afterthe college announced

its educationprogrammes will not be

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Chrissie and MaxjoinedComCol this

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lives.

‘‘I didn’t have enoughcreditslast year

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of environment,’’ Chrissie says.

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percent and says the environmentis

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Max says he likesthe smallerclass

sizesand the tutors spend moretime

making sure students understand their

lessons.

‘‘I didn’t reallydoanythingatschool, it

wasn’t agood fit.’’

Chrissie wantedtostudy hospitality at

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Max had plannedtodoComCol’s

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‘‘When he came here, the first week he

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‘‘Once it was acknowledged it was OK

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Shesays Kyle had looked forward to

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‘‘Now he’s actually abletothink about

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Aqua park popular

Kaiapoi’s new Aqua Play Park

has enjoyed asuccessfulfirst

two weekendsofoperation,

says WHoWCharitable Trust

vice­chairperson Jason Mill.

KaikanuiAqualandNew

Zealand is operating at the

weekendsatLake Courtenay in

Kaiapoi,asstaff adapt to new

Covid­19 traffic light rulesand

receive training at QEII

Recreationand SportCentre in

Christchurch.

‘‘Smiles per hour is how we

work and the sound of laughter

is awesome,’’ Mr Millsays.

‘‘Thefirst weekend was abit

quiet, but it was good as it

allowed us to get our staff up to

speedand then we put our

Covidframework in place last

weekend.’’

The Aqua Play Park operates

50 minute sessionsthroughout

the day,with capacity for 100

people per session.

The busiestsessionsofar has

attracted60people. Nine

people are employed at the

park,led by director Mark

Holder.

Mr Millsays the parkhas

hosted more than 200 local

childrenfor freeswims, as

schools and local groups help

out withwater testing and the

planting morethan 200 trees.

‘‘We are finding that people

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North Canterbury.

Delivereasy, afood

and drinks delivery

company has arrived.

All customers have

to do is order on the

Delivereasy app or its

website, and then sit

back and wait for it to

be delivered to their

doorstep.

Delivery is in the

general vicinity of

Kaiapoi, Rangiora

and Ravenswood/

Woodend, and covers

Belfast, Ohoka,

Tuahiwi, Woodend

Beach, Pegasus,

Waikuku, Waikuku

Beach, Fernside and

Ashley.

Delivereasy’sBrett

Johnston says there is

about 20 restaurants

on board in Kaiapoi,

Rangiora and

Ravenswood, where

independent contract

drivers will collect

meals and deliver them

in atimelymanner,

piping hot.

Restaurants

include the Rangiora

Smokehouse, Zaafran,

Kaiapoi, Tikka Talk,

Kaiapoi; Nom Nom,

Rangiora; Hell Pizza,

LTandor,Rangiora;

and fast food outlets

McDonalds at

Ravenswood, Subway

and Burger King.

The service, which

Mr Johnston says is

are coming out and spending

the wholeday here as there is a

nice picnic area and you can

walk the dog, and it’s only 300

metrestothe village where

you’vegot the supermarkets

and food options. We seem to

be attracting more birds.

‘‘They’re getting more

frequent and theyseem to just

sit on the lakeand watch.’’

The AquaPlay Parkis

already runningan‘‘official hot

lap record’’.

Mr Holder set the benchmark

at 50 seconds, until local

youngster FergusWaghorn

completeda49second lap last

week.

While mostsessions require

avaccine pass, withchildren

under 12 exempt, in line with

Covid­19 regulations, Mr Mill

says thereare processes in

place to offerunvaccinated

sessionsifthere is demand.

The nameKaikanui, which

means ‘‘place of many

landings’’, was gifted to the

trust by local manawhenua.Mr

Mill saysthe feasibility study

for the proposed Aqua Sports

Park is progressingwell.The

trust aims to have acable and

aqua sports parkoperatingin

three years,and is keen to hear

from investors in the surfing

and whitewater communities.

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The Canterbury Rodeo which was to be held at Mandeville on

January 4isthe latest victim ofCovid­19.

The organisers held ameeting onMonday evening and

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met under the Covid­19 ‘traffic light’ system.

KaikouraChristmas

Kaikoura is gearing up for the festive season withaSanta’s

grotto and market day, along with Christmas lights to brighten

up the town.

ASanta’s grotto and market day is being planned at Fyffe

House on Saturday,December 11, from 10.30am to 3pm.

Kaikoura District Council events co­ordinator Jo York says

depending on the weather, an outdoor market is planned with

Christmas decorations and afive metre blow­up Santa.

Covid­19 restrictions will apply.

Local businesses are beinginvited to participate in a‘‘Light

upKaikoura’’ promotion.

Thecouncil has some LED laser lights available and is

looking for businesses to have one in their shop/business, that

can be keptsafe and switchedoninthe evenings.

‘‘This is an alternative solution to outside lights which

previously have been vandalised or broken,’’ Ms York says.

The lights are re­usable and willbeloaned to participating

businesses.

Any leftover LED lights willbemade available to local

houses that want to help lightupthe town, shesays.

If anyone wants toparticipate theycan contact joanna.

york@kaikoura.govt.nz or phone 022­0614558.

Showcase exhibition

An exhibition of handmade items is being held at the John

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall in Rangiora this Saturday,

December 11.

The Handzon Christmas Showcase exhibition hasbeen

organised byRiana Auret, owner of the Handzon craftshopin

Rangiora. It will be held from 10am until 4pm and include

knitting, quilting, crochet, hand embroidery, machine

embroidery and paper craft work donebypupils taking part in

Handzon’s craft classes this year, and otherswanting to exhibit

their craft work.

Many of the exhibits will be Christmas­themed.

AVisitor’s Choice competition will be held at the exhibition

with everyone who votesfor their favourite exhibit going in the

draw to win 15 prizes including aMediterranean food hamper.

The exhibition is being held ‘‘to cheer everyoneup,’’ says

one of the exhibitors, Nicky Harrall, of Rangiora, apupil at one

of Handzon’s weekly craft classes.

‘‘I would never miss aclass,’’ she says. ‘‘It is wonderful to be

part of them, sharing knowledge. We havelots of laughs, we all

support each otherand the tutors are fantastic. They are so

skilled.’’ Entryisbyvoluntary gold coin donation.

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12 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Interest in on-demand bus service

By DAVID HILL

The success of an on­demandpublic

transport service trial in Timaru has been

watched with keen interestbyWaimakariri

community leaders.

Woodend­Sefton Community Board

chairperson ShonaPowell, DeputyMayor

Neville Atkinson and Mayor Dan Gordon

are keen to see Environment Canterbury

(ECan) consider triallingthe MyWay bus

service to link Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend

and Pegasus.

The MyWay service celebrated its

200,000th passenger rideinTimaru last

week.

ECan Cr Peter Scott saysthe MyWay

service was developed as atest case for

similar services around the country.

‘‘We developed this model to understand

whether an entirely different public

transport model could succeedinNew

Zealand’ssmallertowns and cities.’’

Mr Gordon sayshetried the MyWay

service when he was in Timaru earlierin

the year.

‘‘I think this is something that could be

successfulinWaimakariri, but of course it

will need to be balanced with other

Canterbury­wide publictransport

initiatives such as the currentdrive to get

commuters to Christchurch on to direct

buses.

‘‘Like all public services it’simportant to

keep public transportaccessible and

affordable.’’

Cr Atkinsonsays he plans to visit Timaru

soon to try out the MyWayservice.

‘‘I’mreally interested in learning how it

works. It’ssomething we’ve talked about for

internalbus services.

‘‘Thedistances between each of those

townsisnot huge, but it’s big enough that

people need efficientwaysofgetting

around without necessarily having to use

theircars.’’

New service ... Shona Powell and Dan

Gordon are interested in seeing if the MyWay

bus service is right for Waimakariri.

Neville Atkinson

Ms Powell is alsoacting chairpersonof

the Waimakariri Access Group and says

transport access is essential for people of

all abilities.

‘‘We talkaboutaccessibility, but some of

what we mean is inclusivity, to be included

in eventsand in every day life.’’

Whilethe public transport systemgets

On­demand ... The MyWay by Metro bus service has been operating successfully in

Timaru.

PHOTOS: FILE

people into Christchurch efficiently, there

are gaps for local residents, shesays.

Tuahiwi residents havenopublic

transport,while Pegasus residentsstruggle

to access Ravenswoodunless they have

theirown car.

ECan public transportgeneralmanager

Stewart Gibbon says there are no plansto

extend the MyWay trialtoWaimakariri at

this stage.

He says existing services suchasthe 97

service linksRangiora,Woodend and

Pegasus,whileroutes 1and 95 alsoprovide

connections within the district.

The North Canterbury Community

Vehicle Trust also provides transportfor

aged and disabled residents.

The MyWay service offers virtual stops

and has vehicles with low­accessfloors,

with totalmobilitycustomers ableto

request adriveway­to­drivewayservice.

The service can be requestedvia a

cellphoneapp or through acall centre, Mr

Gibbon says.

The total cost forTimaru’s year­long pilot

is around $2.18million and has beenjointly

funded by ECan and Waka Kotahi New

Zealand Transport Agency(NZTA).

‘‘Publictransport authorities acrossthe

country are interestedinon­demand public

transport servicesinarange of different

places and ways, and we will assess each

idea when it is put to us,’’ an NZTA

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14 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Japanese influence ... Swedish­born Christchurch artist Tamara Rookes has her first solo

exhibition, tsukumogami,atthe Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora Library. PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

Paying homage to Japan

In her first solo exhibitionTamara Rookes

is paying homage to Japanese folklore and

the notion of tsukumogami.

The Swedish­born Christchurch­based

artist says her work in thisexhibition also

follows threads to the work of her lateuncle

Anders Enoksson, aceramicist, jeweller,

fashion designer andblacksmith who lived

in Japan before hisdeath in 2004.

‘‘It is really nicehaving abody of work

inspiredbyhim,’’ Tamara said.

The starting point to Tamara’s workin

this tsukumogami exhibition was akimono

giventoher mother by Anders. The

garment is included in the collection of

work in this exhibition which openedatthe

Chamber Gallery, in the Trevor Inch

Memorial Library, Rangiora,last Sunday

afternoon.

The exhibition is amix of ceramics,

jewelleryand textiles with Tamara

exploring the process that flows between

the sculpting of clay,castingofmetal and

stitching of fabric to createakeepsake, a

pendant or an itemofclothingtowear.

In Japanesefolklore tsukumogami is a

term used to describe the belief that some

objects acquire spirits withtheir own

personalities and this belief imbues

Tamara’s work.

Her hope is that each new piece she

creates will, over time,take on alife of its

own.

The Japanese theme to Tamara’s

exhibition extended to the Japanese­style

metalsideboards made for her by the

engineeringstudents at Hillmorton High

School, in Christchurch, to displayher

exhibits and to use in anew gallery she

planstoopen in Ferrymead next year.

The tsukumogami exhibition, which is

part of the 2021WaimakaririCommunity

Arts Programme, runs until January 27,

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Off­leash ... Adog roams free at the Ashley /Rakahuri River bed.

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Dogs pose threat to birds

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Dog walkers are being asked to help

protect vulnerable nesting birds in the

Ashley/Rakahuri River bed.

The Ashley/Rakahuri RivercareGroup

says some dog ownersseem to be unaware

birds are nesting and raising chicks at

present.

Cameras set up by the group have

captured dogs off lead, investigating traps

or running through nesting areas

unabated.

They havealso captured photos of adog

investigating anest where there were two

eggs, but sadly onlyone remains.

Grant Davey, who is in charge of

operations for the group, says spring and

early summerare peak breeding times for

birds and because most nestonthe

groundthey are very vulnerable to losing

their eggs or having their chickseaten.

He saysifabird is disturbed by aperson

or animalitgets off the nest and moves

away.

‘‘If it’soff the nest too long on ahot,

sunny day the eggs will cook,’’ he says.

Mr Davey says the birdsdon’t realise,

and continue to sit on the nest thinking

they willhatch.

‘‘As aconsequence they wasteanentire

breeding season sittingonrotteneggs.’’

The group saysitisavicious cycle when

dogs are in the riverbed. Abird seeing a

dog willfly away,and the dog usingits

instinct will chaseit.

Mr Davey says dogs have an incredible

sense of smell and its not long beforethey

are back sniffing out the bird’snest.

The AshleyRiver is the breeding

groundfor endangered birds such as the

wrybill, black­fronted tern,banded

dotterel and the black­billedgull.

Predation by everything from dogs to

rats, along with the activitiesofhumans,

are threatening the survival of these

uniquespecies.

Dog ownersare being encouraged to

plan aheadwhen givingtheir dog awalk,

and exploredifferentspaces at different

times of the year to protectthe nesting

birds and biodiversity.

Op shop funds bring cheer

Waikari’s community Op

Shop is helping cheer up

children.

Funds raised from the

Op Shop in the Anglican

Church Hall, have gone

toward Happy Packs .

This followed avisit

from Senior Constable Rob

Ellis who backed the idea

of packs for children he

came into contact with

who needed cheering up.

The packs can be used at

the scene of accidents or

where apolice home visit

is required.

Constable Ellis

suggested all police cars in

the Hurunui district would

benefit from apack so

volunteer set about filling

bags with six Happy Packs.

Two types of packs have

been made to cater for

both younger and older

children.

These packs contain

colouring books, pencils,

stickers, badges and police

Rga woman says ‘thanks’

An elderly Rangiora woman would like to

thank the people who helpedher after a

fall last week.

Lillian Cargill had afall on the

footpath outside Repco and Artisan Cafe

on High Street on Tuesday, November 30,

at around 1pm.

The fall left her with abroken left

wrist, two broken fingers, anasty gash to

the middle finger on her right hand and

cuts and grazes to her face.

‘‘I had so many people helping me,’’ she

recalls.

Happy packs ... Senior Constable Rob Ellis (left), Aeleen

KcKenna, Brenda Murchison, Michele Philp, Lyndsey Millar,

Jenna Reynolds, Jean Dalley, Robyn Cameron and Rev

Elspeth Wingham.

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car cut­outs as well as a

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‘‘I didn’t get to talk to anybody and I

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around her to keep her warm.

‘‘They were all so kind and nice.’’

The woman was rushed to

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her ordeal.

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Grasstrack Christmas racing

By SHELLEY TOPP

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Winning entries

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Grass­track racingwillbeafeature

at the Rangiora Harness Racing

Club’spopular Christmasatthe

Races meetingatRangiora

RacewayonSunday, December 19.

At most of the club’s meetings

throughout the year the races are

heldonthe smaller, all­weather

track but for its Christmas picnicstyle,

family­friendlymeeting, held

during summer, the grass track is

preferred.

The $20,000 NewWorldSummer

Cup,which is partofthe Country

Cupsseries with a$100,000 final

willbethe feature event at the

meetingonSunday, December 19.

The 11­race programme begins at

12 noonand also includes the North

Canterbury Trotting Club race for

trotters and the Vermeulen family

feature for fillies and mares.

The meeting will be run under

the Government’s new Covid­19

orangetraffic­lightsystem rules

whereby everyone aged 12 and

older must be double vaccinated

against Covid­19 and have avalid

vaccination passport to attend the

meeting.

Clubpresident Greg Wrightsaid

the club was pleased to be able to

holdthe meeting andthey were

lookingforward to another great

day of racing and family enjoyment.

‘‘Aside fromtop­classracing, the

clubwill also have great free family

entertainment on the day including

avisit fromFather Christmas who

Spectacular ... Two­time New Zealand Trotting Cup winner Monkey King

was aspecial guest at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s 2019 Christmas

At The Races meeting at Rangiora Raceway.

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP

will be transportedoncourse by

former champion pacers Monkey

King and BaileysDream,’’hesaid.

Awide range of entertainment

has been organisedfor the children

on course, including The Pirates

Puppeteers, BouncyCastle, Ashley

Play Centre for the younger

children and for the adults there

will be achance to go in the drawto

win a$100 New World grocery

voucher.

There will alsobelive music on

courseand the cafes and bars will

provide refreshments throughout

the day.Entry for those over16is

$10. Due to Vaccine Passport

requirements there hasbeen late

cancellations of bookings in the

catered hospitality area. Admission

is $100 (gstincl) whichincludes

entry, arace book, complimentary

bubbles on arrival and acatered

Christmas lunchwith acash bar.Go

to www.rangioraharnessracingclub.

co.nzoremailkandtorchard

kandtorchard@xtra.co.nz formore

informaiton.

Michael Molloy won

ChampionOverallimageat

the RangioraPhotographic

Society’s Architecture

competition.

Mr Molloy’s Repeir

photograph (above) was

also judged Best in the A

Grade.

Results were:

ChampionImage Overall

—Repeir ­MichaelMolloy

Best In Grade

AGrade –Repeir –

Michael Molloy

BGrade –Imposing–

MartinKircher

CGrade –New Brighton

Library–Nathan Green

Honours

AGrade— The Sauna–

Sandra Fleet, Stairway to

Mystery–Colleen Linnell,

Peering through –Cindy

Signal, Repeir­Michael

Molloy, Art Gallery –Cathy

Price.

BGrade —Imposing–

Martin Kircher, Art Gallery

–Martin Kircher, Len Lye

Gallery New Plymouth –

Arthur Linnell.

CGrade —New Brighton

Library–Nathan Green.


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North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

21

Oxford churchtomark 50 yearsinunion

Memoriesare set to flow at the Oxford

Union Church next month.

The OxfordDistrict UnionParishwill

celebrate the 50th anniversary of its

inauguration on Sunday, January 30.

The union parish was establishedin

1972, bringing together the localMethodist

and Presbyterian denominations and

comprised churches at Horrelvilleand

Cust, as well as Oxford.

Organiser MareeStephens says past

ministers and families, who have been

involved in the parish over the years, have

beeninvited to attend the celebration.

There will be amix and mingle with

memorabilia andalunch, following a

special 10.30am church service.

‘‘We don’t know what Covid’sgoing to

bring,sowewill just go with the flow,’’ she

says.

Mrs Stephens saysthe parish now meets

each Sundayatwhat was oncethe Oxford

MethodistChurch.

The original woodenchurch has been

replaced by aconcrete block buildingand

it has recently been repainted and

modernised.

While she was unsure of the history of

Methodistand Presbyterianchurches in

the Oxford district, she is certainmemories

and stories will flow over the coming

weeks.

The St David's Union Church in Cust is

still apart of the parish, but due to

dwindling numbers it is seldom used.

The Horrelville church was recently sold.

‘‘At the moment all of our servicesare

being held at Oxford, where most of our

people live,’’ Mrs Stephens says.

The 50th anniversaryservice will also be

the last one conducted by minister Rev

Laurence Ennor, beforeheleaves the

parish.

‘‘We will be sorry to lose Laurence, he

has travelled from his home in

Christchurch to give wonderful services

and to help withour community outreach.

‘‘His musicaltalents have been greatly

enjoyed both within the congregationand

beyond.’’

Contact with MareeStephenson(03)

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The public consultation on the

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30 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

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32 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Mountain bikers power through forest

The second­ever Tombstone mountain

bike race was held in Hanmer Springs

on Sunday with 100 participants taking

to the course.

Olympic mountain biker Anton

Cooper joined in with younger riders

and handed out prizes, in his role as

ambassador for the Hurunui region, and

through asponsorship partnership with

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and

Spa.

As ayoungster Anton often competed

in races in Hanmer Springs and in

recent years has helped to run

mountain biking events in the region, so

he was chuffed to be able to give back in

his role.

The Hanmer Springs cross­country

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years.

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advanced single­track that provides

185m of climbing to the highest point

(698m) followed by an exciting 240m

descent with multiple twists, turns and

drops.

Event organisers were really pleased

with the 100 entries ­upfrom 60 last

year.

Being one of the first sporting events

to take place under the new traffic light

system meant organisers were working

hard at the start of the week to make

sure it could go ahead and safely within

the framework.

Lining up ...

Riders prepare at the start line at the second Tombstone mountain bike race at Hanmer Springs on Sunday.

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2021 CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

This review covers the operations ofMainPower New Zealand Limited (“MainPower”) and its subsidaries (“the Group”) for the six months ended

30 September 2021.

MainPower is making continued

progress towards providing asmarter

future and delivering local value to

our communities. We have several

major projects underway including the

Southbrook 66 kV substation upgrade,

Hanmer substation line upgrade,

Kippenberger Avenue kiosk project

and Amberley North regulator project.

These projects are all contributing

to the improved reliability, resilience

and security of the network. More

information on these projects can be

found online at mainpower.co.nz.

The weather is afactor that can impact

us greatly as anetwork and this has

been evident in recent months. The

windstorms in September resulted

in widespread damage across our

network. Our teams held true to our

values and worked together, with other

lines companies coming in to assist,

to restore power tomore than 7,000

customers across four days.

The ongoing improvements made to our

online services, including the interactive

website outage map, proved incredibly

valuable during these events. The

outage map allowed customers greater

visibility of what was happening across

the network and many thousands of

customers accessed this information.

This information enables customers to

better comprehend the overall situation

and make their own plans based on

outage information related to their

address. It is always available with real

time updates from the front page of

mainpower.co.nz.

These weather events reinforce

the importance of our network

maintenance, upgrade and replacement

programmes to ensure asafe and

resilient network that can better tolerate

the weather extremes we seem to be

encountering more frequently.

The need for customers to take

responsibility for trees and vegetation

on their properties has also been

apparent. Trees and flying debris caused

the majority of damage during the

recent storms. We are continuing our

safety and education campaigns to

encourage customers to meet their

obligations to maintain trees on their

properties and consider the ‘fall zone’

of trees near power lines as this is a

major issue.

MainPower has been continuing to

navigate the ongoing COVID-19 impacts

and is grateful for the flexibility our

teams have shown throughout changing

Alert Levels to prioritise the safety of

our communities while addressing

faults and completing critical work.

MainPower is taking astrong stance

on getting our workforce vaccinated.

If we reach our target of 90% of

our workforce fully vaccinated by 1

December 2021, the company will give

aday of special leave to every fully

vaccinated employee. The ‘Take two for

the team’ challenge is important as we

are an essential service provider and we

recognise the importance of protecting

our employees, their families and our

communities.

The MtCass Wind Farm project is

continuing to progress, albeit slower

than originally anticipated due to the

effects and risks associated with

COVID-19. Following the decision to

transition the project from asingle

turnkey Engineer, Procure and Construct

contract to amulti-contract delivery

model, the Mt Cass Wind Farm team

are now inadvanced discussions

with the preferred civil and electrical

contractors with an aim to complete

remaining due diligence and reach

financial close in 2022.

The MPowered Future strategic intent

is continuing to develop and multiple

workstreams are being worked on

within each of the four key functions:

Networks, Services, Generation and

Investments. The MPowered Future

strategic intent is designed to meet

the technological and other changes

facing the industry.This ensures

we are focusing on enabling choice

and delivering greater value to both

our current shareholders and future

generations.

Financial Performance

For the six months ended 30 September

2021, MainPower earned revenues of

$31.3m from continuing operations,

up $4.8m on the corresponding period

last year.This was due to population

growth inNorth Canterbury from

many residential and commercial

land developments, and customer

connections.

The Pegasus and Ravenswood

subdivisions are continuing to grow,

requiring more capacity from the

network. We are working on aproject to

extend two high-capacity feeders into

these areas to provide extra capacity

to support this growth as well as an

alternative back-feed supply.

Profit and Total Comprehensive

Income from Continuing Operations

of MainPower amounted to $4.1m,

this is better than expected and an

improvement on the same period last

year. Customer rebates for the period

amounted to $3.3m.

The Group has continued to generate

ahealthy cash surplus from operations

in the past six months. The operating

cash surplus of $10.5m has allowed the

Company tofurther reinvest $14.6m

in the expansion of network, with

the balance funded by debt which

increased to $26.8m, up from $22.0m in

September 2020.

The following is asummary of both the

Consolidated Financial Performance and

Consolidated Financial Position of the

MainPower Group for the six months

ended 30 September 2021, and the

Service Performance of the network for

that period.

Acopy ofMainPower’s Consolidated

Interim Financial Statements and Report

for the period ended 30 September 2021

can be obtained via mainpower.co.nz.

AC(Tony) King

Chair of Directors

MainPower New Zealand Limited

25 November 2021

This Statement has not been Audited

Financial Performance

6Months)

30 Sep 21)

$000)

6Months)

30 Sep 20)

$000)

12 Months)

31 Mar 21)

$000)

Operating Revenue 31,334) 26,533) 59,569)

Income TaxExpense 1,604) 834) 3,198)

Customer Rebates 3,330) 4,240) 8,224)

Profit and Total Comprehensive Income 4,077) 2,528) 7,718)

Equity 250,985) 241,718) 246,908)

Liabilities 94,437) 92,547) 93,259)

Assets 345,422) 334,265) 340,167)

Net Cash Flows

From Operating Activities 10,459) 9,484) 23,940)

From Investing Activities (14,890) (12,067) (26,703)

From Financing Activities 3,778) (416) (2,049)

Net Decrease in Cash Held (653) (2,999) (4,812)

Closing Cash Balance 569) 3,035) 1,222)

Customer Service Statistics

SAIDI –Average Number ofMinutes that a

Customer has been without power because

of planned and unplanned outages

SAIFI –Average Number of Interruptions

experienced by aCustomer during the six

months because of planned and unplanned

outages

6Months)

30 Sep 21)

6Months)

30 Sep 20)

12 Months)

31 Mar 21)

149.22) 165.50) 297.35)

1.11) 1.10) 2.17)

Total Units Delivered to Customers (GWhs) 320.54) 311.60) 622.72)

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NEWS

34 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Call for government support

As the listofagricultural shows cancelling

continues to grow, acall has been made for

the Government to supportsmaller events.

The call is made as the Australian

Government gives another$25 million to

assist agricultural shows unable to proceed

due to the threat of Covid­19.

RoyalAgriculturalSocietyofNew

Zealand presidentRachelWalker saysshe

want the Governmenttoprovidesupport to

shows, regardless of theirsize.

‘‘It’s aconversation we wouldlike to

have.’’

She understands no A&P showhas been

open to the public in New Zealand this

spring. Some showshad been held, running

events such as dog trials andequestrian,

but with no spectators.

Ms Walker says Covid­19 has forced show

organisers to make hard decisions and

societies are ‘‘hurting’’.

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an important part of the sustainability of

any show.’’

The shows are important community

events, connecting urban and ruralpeople,

whilehighlightingrural excellence.

In all,48A&P shows aroundNew

Zealand were either cancelled or ran

competitor only eventsthis year.

In North Canterbury, the Amuri A&P

Show was cancelled in Marchwhen the

region went to Alert Level2for one week,

beingreplaced by acommunity day the

next day when the regionreturned to Level

1. In the spring,the Northern (Rangiora)

and Amberley A&P Shows andthe New

Zealand Agricultural Show ran competitor

only events.

Economicand Regional Development

Minister Stuart Nash recently announced

the Events Transition Support Payment

scheme to assist event organisers.

Underthe scheme, the Government will

cover90percent of unrecoverablecosts for

cancelled, ticketed eventswith audiences

of more than 5000 vaccinatedpeople. But

most NorthCanterbury A&P Shows

struggle to attract more than 5000 people.

Shows feel covid pressures

By DAVID HILL

North Canterbury A&P show committees

are grappling with the new Covid traffic

light framework as they look ahead to the

autumn shows.

The North Canterbury News

understands four out of the five local

A&P committees are planning to go

ahead with their autumn shows.

But the Cheviot A&P Show looks set to

be cancelled.

The Oxford A&P Association cancelled

its 2020 show as the country prepared to

go into lockdown, but returned with

record numbers for this year’s Easter

Saturday show.

Secretary Christine Roberts says her

committee will make adecision in the

New Year.

She says there are still, including what

the age requirement for vaccine passes

there will be April, with vaccination set

to become available for 5­12 year olds in

late January.

‘‘The scanning and the time it takes is

what we’ve got to look at.

‘‘You’ve got to scan people in, but if you

miss three or four people what is the

consequence of that?’’

Mrs Roberts says show committees are

considering whether they need to employ

security staff on the gates, instead of

volunteers.

‘‘It adds cost and we need to consider if

we are going to get the same numbers.’’

Given the numbers attending the

Oxford show in recent years it is likely it

would meet the 5000 spectator threshold

for the Government’s Events Transition

Support Payment scheme.

But other, smaller North Canterbury

shows may not be eligible, adding to the

uncertainty.

This year’s Amuri A&P Show was

cancelled when the region was plunged

into Alert Level 2aweek before the show.

Secretary Kim Balcombe says her

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committee hopes to go ahead with next

year’s show, but has been seeking legal

advise to better understand the traffic

light framework.

‘‘Normally we have the local school

PTA on the gate, but we feel like it’s not

really fair for aparent to be on the gate if

you get someone who is being abusive.

‘‘We also need to consider what

happens if someone jumps the fence who

isn’t vaccinated.’’

She says several show volunteers are

choosing not to be vaccinated, meaning

they will not be able to attend the show.

Entries for the Amuri A&P Show

opened last week, but there was adelay

in posting out schedules as Ms Balcombe

waited for envelops to arrive from

Auckland.

The Hawarden A&P Show committee is

pressing ahead with plans to host aRoyal

Event in March, while the Kaikoura A&P

Show is first out of the blocks on

February 26.

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The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Velvet contest win surprise for Oxford farmer

35

Prized head ... Craig Cockburn holds his 9.62kg head of velvet which won the open section of the

competition.

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Boyd Slemint was shocked to take

home the Overall Supreme

Championaward in the Oxford

A&P Association’s Velvet

competition.

The winning head, off a5­yearoldred

stag, alsowon the district

red competition.

It weighed in at 7.8kg. The stag

is out of ahind running at the

Slemint property at Glentui, near

Oxford.

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the competition, as there were

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put up for judging.

Interest was high in this year’s

velvet competition.

Atotalof29entries were

enteredinthe event, up from 24

the previous year.

Heads entered in the

competition camefrom as far

afieldasAshburton, with agood

line­up of local entries.

Results were:

District Red (Elder Cup): Boyd

Slemint 1and 3, Peter Whiteman

2.

Open Red (Glenalbany Cup):

Craig and Shayne Cockburn 1and

3, Dave and Sheila Neal 2.

Commercial:Boyd Slemint 1, G

Pat 2, Stokes Farming (Tim

Stokes) 3.

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36 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

Pre-Christmas milk bonus

Dairy farmers have received awelcomed

boost as Christmas approaches.

Fonterra has lifted its 2021/22 forecast

farmgate milk price range from $8.40 to

$9 per kilogram of milk solids after a

solid start to the new financial year.

This is up from the initial range of $7.90

to $8.90/kgMS and increases midpoint

range to $8.70/kgMS.

The higher milk price also means

Fonterra has revised its earnings

guidance to 25­35 cents per share from

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communities.

With amidpoint of $8.70/kgMS it will

contribute more than $13.2 billion to the

New Zealand economy.

‘‘It’s the result of consistent strong

demand for dairy at atime of constrained

global supply,’’ Mr Hurrell says.

‘‘We’ve seen the impact of anumber of

events play out this first quarter. That

includes the high price of feed in the

United States, which has seen milk

production growth stall and alowerthan­expected

supply picture in

Europe.’’

He said Fonterra’s New Zealand milk

supply is down around by around three

percent compared to the same time last

season.

Milk supply is expected to be less than

last season’s 1539 million kgMS.

But with improving weather conditions

and forecast milk collections for the

balance of this season expected to be on

par with last season, Mr Hurrell is

predicting production of around 1525

million kgMS.

‘‘We’ve seen demand soften slightly in

China, but global demand remains

strong, and we think that will remain the

case for the short to medium term.

‘‘A higher forecast farmgate milk price

at this level can put pressure on our

margins and therefore our earnings,

which is why we’ve reduced the top end

of our earnings guidance.’’

Plenty of positives

By DAVID HILL

North Canterbury sheep and beef

farmers are focusing on the positives in a

time of uncertainty.

Farmers spoken to by North Canterbury

News say there is plenty of cause for

optimism while payouts in the red meat

sector remain high and the grass is green.

Federated Farmers North Canterbury

meat and wool chairperson Daniel

Maxwell says his Cheviot farm received a

welcomed boost of 25mls of rain at the

end of last month.

‘‘We were really needing that. We were

getting quite dry and it’s good to see the

markets are strong for both cattle and

sheep.’’

But rising costs and interest rates

mean farmers will need to watch their

budgets closely.

He says urea cost $738 atonne in April,

but has now jumped up to $1190.

‘‘I’ve never seen this much inflation in

farming before, so we need those good

prices to keep us going.’’

Meat and wool vice­chairperson Stu

Fraser, of Hurunui, says the recent rain

had given farmers around the Hawarden

and Mason’s Flat areas aboost.

He says several farmers have weaned

lambs early, with the store lamb market

dropping from $4.20 to $3.50 akilogram in

recent weeks due to the dry conditions.

There were also concerns freezing

works capacity could be impacted if

there was aCovid­19 outbreak.

Culverden farmer Sam Holland says

while he hasn’t had as much moisture on

his farm as he would like, alack of heat

and wind means his pastures are staying

green for longer.

‘‘It’s probably reasonably similar to

what it was like up until this time last

year, with the long, slow start to spring.

‘‘It’s patchy. Some places are not quite

as good, and some have had agood rain.’’

Lamb survival has been good, with

minimal ewe deaths, he says.

Mr Holland runs entirely stud stock,

with 2500 ewes plus replacements and

265 Charolais breeding cows, with all

young stock finished on the property.

The stud sheep are amix of Texel,

Romtex and Suftex.

The Holland family sells around 500 to

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

Christmas Tree Festival

The North Canterbury News Christmas Tree Festival

started this week in the Rangiora Council Service

Centre foyer and runs until Friday 17 December.

Pop inand check out the 30+ trees decorated by

local schools and businesses. Entry is by gold coin

donation and you can vote for your favourite tree.

You can also buy araffle ticket to be the draw to

win one of five Christmas baskets.

Money raised from the Christmas Tree Festival

will be given to Karanga Mai Parents College and

Rachel's house both helping women and children in

the community.

In can get alittle crowded at times and we need to

keep numbers below 50soplease be patient ifyou

need to wait aminute or two before getting in.

The War onWeeds

It’s the spring flush and the time of year when

weeds grow like, well, weeds. So, how does the

Council do battle with these fast-growing invasive

pest plants?

The Waimakariri District Council is responsible for

weed control across 4.9 million square metres of

land that includes public parks, reserves, cemeteries,

dog parks and green spaces. If you can visualise

having to weed the equivalent of 566 rugby fields,

you’ll see that it would be ahuge undertaking.

Greenspace Manager Grant MacLeod says arange

of methods are used including line trimming, hand

weeding and spraying.

Concerns have been raised around spraying in dog

parks and warning signage being packed away

before the residue is fully dry. Grant says the

Council has changed its procedures as aresult.

“Warning signage will nowbele on-site fortwo hours

following sprayingwith herbicide, allowing enough

time forthe spray residue to dry off.” said Grant.

“When deciding whichapproach we’ll use,weneedto

balancesafety,cost andlevel of service”,heexplains.

With growing sensitivity around spraying, Council

contractors line trim in parks and reserves where

possible, but it’s not always the most effective

solution. Spraying remains the most practical

option for controlling weeds in gravel paths and

roadside verges.

The Council has stringent procedures inplace

around the use of sprays. Contractors set up

warning signage in the immediate area and work

is carried out during favourable weather conditions

to speed up the drying time.

Oxford Pool Returning toFull Hours Soon

Oxford Aquatic Centre is currently operating under

limited hours while we’re looking forqualifiedstaff, but

it’shoped this should be resolved by the New Year.

The pool is usually open until 6pm on weekdays

and 7pm in the weekend. However, currently the

facility is closing at 4.30pm and 5pm respectively.

Record low unemployment and the ongoing

impacts of Covid has made recruitment more

difficult than in previous years. Employees require

the appropriate lifeguard certification and apolice

check which can take up to eight weeks to process.

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We’d like to hear from Seon Residents

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We’ve recently reviewed parking

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from adjustments tohelp us better meet

current parking needs.

Before we make any changes, we want feedback

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Pets

45

Mixed results for NC cricket teams

CRICKET

Leeston­Southbridge edged closer

to the topofthe country cricket

standings at the weekend after a

fighting winoverOxford­Rangiora.

There were also big wins for

Sefton and Ohokainroundnineof

theCRV AmbreedCountryPremier

OneDay 2021/22 competition on

Saturday.

Back home at Pearson Park, in

what was Oxford club stalwart Luke

Waghorn's 200th senior match,

Oxford­Rangiora wonthe tossand

battedfirst.

But theVikings were soon in

trouble, losing early wickets

including Waghorn cheaply, and

were teetering at50/4.

As hesooften does, DavidFulton

(35runsoff 68 balls)helpedsteady

the ship, along with Mitch Power (32

off 61).

Thehometeamscrambled

through to 143/9inits 45 overs, with

Tim Gruijters’ quality off­spin the

SPORTS RESULTS

RangioraBridge Club

Grey Pairs:North/South:Joyce

Gray/Dawn Simpson 1, Colleen

Adam/Robyn Dawson 2, Sue

Solomons/CraigShannahan 3.

East/West: JanicePickering/

HeatherWaldron1,Fern McRae/

David McRae2,Gaynor Hurford/

Helen Paterson 3.

Summer Pairs: Derek Wilson/

Alison Price 1, Jenny Shore/

Colleen Adam 2, Phillipa Watkins/

NoreenThompson3.Summer

Teams: Born To Win —Sue

Solomons/HelenThornburgh/

pickofthe Leeston­Southbridge

bowlers, taking3/19off his nine

overs.

Leeston­Southbridge also

struggledtoformpartnershipsinits

chase,withCanterburybatter

HarryChamberlain nicking off

second balltoSam Fleming, who

took three wickets.

At 124/8the match hung in the

balance, until New Zealand Army

captain Dougald Munro scored a

composed 22 not out of 27 balls.

Sefton thumped Lincolnby71

runs at Lincoln Domain after

another fine knock by Amandep

Arora, who made 85 in Sefton’s

221/9.

CanterburyPlunketShield

seamer Fraser Sheat took thenew

ball for Seftonand took fivewickets,

but doingmostofhis damage in

mopping up the tail.

Lincolnopener TaylorHolland

battednicely for hisaggressive48at

thetopofthe order.

After being 121/3 in the 26th over,

and looking likely to chase down the

target,Lincoln collapsed, losingits

MoodyShokryWarwick Wyatt1.

JuniorEvening:N/S:Annette

Caldwell/Gail Dunlop 1, LizCalder/

Lindsey Sigglekow 2, Paul

Williams/DenisMilne3.E/W:

WayneHutchings/Stuart Atkinson

1, SueJones/Lynne John 2, Murray

Davis/Sharyn Davis3.

Christmas Pairs: N/S: Heather

Waldron/Joyce Gray 1, Veronica

Hall/Dawn Simpson 2, Babs­Merel

de Visser/Sarah Waldron3.E/W:

DavidRainey/David McRae 1, Jill

Amer/AndrewFindlay2,Tony

Biddington/Dave Tocker3.

Amberley GolfClub

Closing Dayprize giving: Men N

Granger 38, WVan Zuylen 38, K

Rattray34, NScott 33, RDenby33,

Garage sale not your thing?

Sell your stuff in our

classifieds!

Email info@ncnews.co.nz tofind out more!

Request fortender

Tender: 21/09 Licence to occupy for stock

grazing purposes

Property: Domett Recreation Reserve and

Domett Reserve (combined)

LEGAL:

Domett Recreation Reserve - GAZ 81-851 85-1405

RES 3241 BLK XVI LOWRYPEAKS SD -DOMETT REC

RESERVE

DomettReserve-GAZ 81-85185-1405RES 3158BLK

XVI LOWRYPEAKSSD-DOMETTREC RESERVE

LOCATION: 669 Domett Rd, Domett and 28 Hurunui

Mouth Rd (adjoining properties).

AREA: 7.90 hectares.

Full information,includingtender documents areavailable

fromthe Council website

www.hurunui.govt.nz–Home >YourCouncil >Tenders

Enquiriescan be made to TomGilpin on 027 8087797 or

emailtom.gilpin@hurunui.govt.nz

Tenders will close at 5pm on Monday 20December

2021 (NewZealand Time).

Tenders must be delivered to the reception at Hurunui

District Council, 66 Carters Road, Amberley 7441 or

posted to Tender Box, Hurunui District Council, PO Box

13,Amberley 7441.

2442758

Pets

½PRICE

DOG FOOD

MEAT2U.NZ

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2424357

final sevenwickets for just 29 runs.

Southbrook suffereda

humiliatingnine wicket defeat at

home to Ohoka.

On adifficult battingpitch,Austin

Hamiltonand George Mauger

ripped throughSouthbrook’stop

order before Hamish Williamsand

Rhys Mariu finishedtheinningsoff

forjust62runs. Ohoka knocked off

the meagre total in12.3overs for the

lossofjustDanielLyons.

Shortscorecards:

Oxford­Rangiora 143/9(DFulton

35, MPower32; TGruijters 3/19, S

Chamberlain2/19) losttoLeeston­

Southbridge 144/8(TGruijters 31,D

Munro 22no; SFleming 3/38, JSail

2/27, JWaghorn 2/28).

Sefton 221/9 (A Arora 85,B

Fleming 29,MSmith21; AGulati

2/29, EPaterson2/50) beatLincoln

150(THolland 48, LRobinson 23, J

Suzana21; FSheat 5/33,TWaller

2/33, CWarner2/36).

Southbrook 62 (L Blom 20;G

Mauger 3/10,RMariu2/5, A

Hamilton2/12, HWilliams2/13) lost

to Ohoka64/1 (R Mariu 34no).

GDemmocks 32.Women: JBishop

31, BScott 30.Twos: WVan Zuylen,

KRattray. Excel Design Longest

Putt: JBrown.

Mid Week Men: NReeves 40, K

Rayner 38, DEsler 36, BFitzgerald

36, DarrylSmith 36. Twos: M

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Championships: Senior:Jed

Robertson. Intermediate:Ben

Rayner.Junior: Laurie

Widdowson. Presidents: Bruce

Mills.

Waimakariri Gorge Women’s Golf

Stableford: 18 Holes: LScott 37,1;

NWeavers36, 2; LPattonand J

Collins35, equally 3; JAllen32, 4.

9Holes: RBenny 17, 1; SFarrar 14,

2; JSmith13, 3.

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CLASSIFIED

46 The North Canterbury News, December 9, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Eagle JI Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an On-Licence in

respect of the premises

situated at 67 Williams

Street, Kaiapoi, or the

Tavern known as Kaikanui

Tavern.

The general nature of the

business to be conducted

under the licence is

Tavern.

The days on which and

the hours during alcohol is

intended to be sold under

the licence are: Sunday to

Thursday 8am to 11pm,

Friday - Saturday 8am

-1am.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee, 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 days working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee,

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the sale and supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICEOF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101,SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOLACT 2012

Eagle JI Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an Off Licence in

respect of the premises

situated at 67 Williams

Street, Kaiapoi or the

Bottle shop known as

Bottle OKaikanui.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Bottle Shop.

The days on which and

the hours during which

alcohol is (or is intended to

be) sold under the licence

are Monday -Sunday8am

-10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing ofthe objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the

renewal of alicence may

be made in relation to a

matter other than amatter

specified in section 131

of the Sale and Supply of

Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

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WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT COUNCIL

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARYMEETING

•An Extraordinary meeting of the Waimakariri

District Council has been scheduled on Friday 10

December at 12pm to be held in the Council

Chamber,215 High Street, Rangiora.

Sarah Nichols

GOVERNANCE MANAGER

2443860

Art Deco

Garden Party

KaiapoiGarden

Club

26 th February2022

Tickets available

Kaiapoi i-SITE

$25 -cash only

Ideal Xmas present

2442431

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. For aquote. Phone

021 111 4322.

HOUSESITTERS available.

Retired couple available

over the holiday period

while our own home is

built. Ph 027 731 3004.

Garage Sales

GARAGE SALE

SHOP

CLEARANCE

Fri 10 th &Sat 11 th

Dec, 8am-3pm

9Topito Rd, Tuahiwi

Outdoor furniture, table sets,

bar leaners, garden seats,

retro &collectible items,

Oak wine barrels, workshop

&h/hold items, industrial

2441100

planer,kayaks,dust

extractor,copper planter

boxes etc.

Trade Quotes Co-Ordinator

and

Sales &Rep Support

Can you work hard and smart?

Do you want to be part of asuccessfulteam?

Doyou know the difference between trade and retail?

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

Can you help turn our customers and trade partners into

advocates for our business?

Do you want to be apartofagrowing business where you

are valued, can make adifferenceand are important?

Great, and do you have:

•Experience with trade building supplies

•Experience with residential building

•Experience with quotations and pricing

•The abilitytoread house plans, and make decisions

from them

•Experience with Microsoft excel, word &outlook

•Exceptional organisational skills

•Ability to problem solve

•Strong people skills

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

for suitable applicants for the position of Trade Quotes Co-

Ordinator at McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega Rangiora.

We offer agreat working environment in North Canterbury,

with ongoing training and competitive remuneration.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in place,

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.

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

your application including an up to date CV to: Trade

Quotes Co-Ordinator,McAlpines Mitre 10MEGA, Private

Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:

applications@mcalpines.co.nz

Forklift Driver needed for our Inwards

Goods team.

Full Time Fixed Term Contract

MONDAY -FRIDAY

We are seeking to employ an experienced Forklift Driver

with the right attitude and skills to join our Inwards Goods

team at our growing Mitre 10 Mega Store in Rangiora.

The successful applicant will have amix of skills and

experience:

• forkliftlicense &OSH certificate

• forkliftingexperience in abusyenvironment

Andasthe Inwards Goods team is critical in our business,

you will:

• displaya“Can-do “attitude

• demonstrate the ability to get the job done

• bereliable flexibleand disciplined

• beabletothink and act on the go

• beagoodteamplayer

Havingworked well in ateamand/orbyyourself you will:

• showaneye for detail and proactive planning

• havegreat communication skills

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy inplace,

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.

Written applications including your CV should be forwarded

to: Forklift Driver – Inward Goods, McAlpines Mitre

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

applications@mcalpines.co.nz

FOR HIRE portable cattle

yards & ramp, Loburn.

Phone 027 540 0027.

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

WANTED

Suitable for

dismantling or repairs

Ph 313 7216

2412522

Livestock

Cars Wanted

Situations Vacant

2439313

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

Due to increasing demand,

Kip McGrath Rangiora is seeking

experienced, qualified and

enthusiastic primary teachers and

especially an applicant able to

teach math up to NCEA level 1for

its Rangiora centre. Teachers will

work with no more than 4students

on an individual programmes and

must be excited about making a

difference. All qualified applicants

welcome, including vibrant

retired teachers. Looking to make

appointments now for 2022.

Govt. vaccine mandate will apply.

Further information from,

and brief resumes to:

rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz

or by calling the centre Director,

Dr. Grant Dykes (03) 313 3638.

School Bus DriversRequired

We areproud to be atransportprovider forthe

Ministry of Education in the North Canterbury

area. We arelooking forSchool Bus Driverstodrive

morning and afternoon school runs andtechnology

routes.

Days of work areMondaytoFridayduring the

school term. Extracharter work will be available at

times.

If youareorhave:

• AClass 1or2licence and aPendorsement

• Excellentcommunication skills

• ATeam player

• Health and Safety focused

• Keen to contribute andacan-do attitude

• Fully vaccinated againstCovid 19 as of the

2nd January2022

Then this could be ajob foryou. Support to achieve

licensing maybegiven to suitable applicants.

Please registeryour interest by emailing

manager@torlessetravel.co.nz or ring03313 5453.

REFUSE

COLLECTION

RUNNER

We require arunner for

our North Canterbury

refuse and recycling

truck and general

duties at our transfer

station.

This is afull time position.

Must be fit and strong

as this is a physically

demanding job.

Must be reliable, have

own transport and work

well in ateam.

The position is based in

Amberley.

Ph 0212801123

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

other types considered, any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.

A PAINTER WITH

PASSION! Local painter

with 30 years of quality and

integrity in all aspects of

painting. Phone Mike on

021 0903 8546.

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

2442112

Trade&Services

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

Trade &Services

CHIMNEY

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection.

All work insured and guaranteed.

From $70 single

story. 0800 SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927. Visit

www.sweepnz.co.nz.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

RANGIORA Rubbish

SWEEPS Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

2401953

2362002

027 216 0000

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2225862

CRAIGS Trees

(03) 327-4190

TREE REMOVALS

THINNING &PRUNING

STUMPGRINDING

FELLING &TOPPING

FULLYINSURED

QUALIFIED ARBORIST

Free Quotes

027 2299 454

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

2434390

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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

2434425

Air Conditioning

Stay cool this summer

Call us now for your free quote

03 310 6087

18 Albert Street, Rangiora

Design |Installation |Servicing

Appliance Repairs

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,

Ariston, LG, Classique,Haier,

Samsung andmore....

“Forbestresults be sure to useauthorised service”

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

2332343v2

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

2227889v2

Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

Allan Pethig

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial

Phone 03 313 7144

027 432 1534

Fax 03 313 2144

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com

PO Box 69, Rangiora

2420841

Electrician

▪ Painting ▪ Gardening

▪ Fencing ▪ Lawn mowing

▪ All General Maintenance

Performed to the highest

standard by a straight up,

honest, Handy Guy

No job too small!

Flat hourly rate, no hidden surprises!

THE

HANDY

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Call Guy “The Handy Guy” Now

0275 040 658

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COULD

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Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

2269236

Engineering

For your Engineering needs

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821

toppeng@xtra.co.nz

Landscaping

For all your landscaping needs

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures

and more...Lifestyle Block, Rural and Residential.

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

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2372616v2

2397712v5

Glass &Windscreens

pet doors installed

from only $165

If it stands still

long enough we

will paint it

•17metre spray

booth

•FullPaint &Panel

Service

•Insurance Work

Panel &Paint

•Fullcoachbuilding service, fabricating

doors, lockers, windows, tanks

•PaintingMotorhomes, Caravans, Boats,

Trucks,Tractors&Cars

Now moved to 8Seven Mile Drive, Belfast

Phone (03) 323 4115

www.autobodyrepairs.co.nz

2434776

2438377

Plumber &Gasfitter

PLUMBER &GASFITTER

Maintenance &Filtration

Plumbing renovations/

Plumbing alterations &New Build

Cylinder replacement

Gas hot water,Gas Cooking &more..

EMERGENCYAFTER HOURS

Call James ph: 022 063 15 85

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

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Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

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1902273

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QUARRY SUPPLIES

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●CAP 20 ● Pit Run

●Large Soakpit Boulders

●Crusher Dust

●Screened Sand

●Horse Arena Sand

Dean Hurley0274 336 993

hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz

2064 Tram Road

Skip Hire

100% locally owned and operated

Hardfill |Green Waste |General Waste |BuilderSkips

Various sizes to suit all needs

Commercial placement at competitive rates

Call us directly on 021 280 1132

wastecontrolskips@gmail.com

www.wastecontrolskips.co.nz

Get 5% off your first skip order, use code WASTE5

2431576

CAP 65

CAP 40

CAP 20

Shingle

SHINGLE SUPPLIES

Quarry Prices

DRAINAGE CHIP

from $40 per cube

from $23 per cube

from $25 per cube

from $30 per cube

all +gst

Plus all excavation and truck hire

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

CONTRACTING

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

2009594

SALES

PARTS

SERVICE

ACCESSORIES

ON-FARM VISITS

Water Blasters, Log Splitters, Generators,

Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Air Tools, Spray

Equipment, Replacement Ag Seats, Small Motors.

Free local machinerydelivery.

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North Canterburyowned &operated

2435547v2

Tools &Equipment

The North Canterbury News is taking a

break over the holiday season.

Our office closes on the 17 th December

and will reopen on the 10 th January.

We would like to thank all of our advertisers

and readers for their continued support

and look forward to seeing you all again in 2022.

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


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RANGIORA

If youfind alower priceonanidentical stocked productlocally,wewill beatitby15%

If youfind the same productfromanother Mitre10store or Mitre10website, we’ll match that price.

Excludestrade and special quotes,stock liquidations and commercial quantities.The in-storepricemay be lowerthan thatadvertised.


RANGIORA

NEW

SEASON

STYLE?

SORTED.

100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.

Spend them &

Earn them here

RANGIORA

If youfind alower priceonanidentical stocked productlocally, we will beatitby15%

If youfind the same productfromanother Mitre10store or Mitre10website, we’ll match that price.

Excludes trade and special quotes,stock liquidations and commercial quantities.The in-storepricemay be lowerthan thatadvertised.


RANGIORA



100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.

Spend them &

Earn them here

RANGIORA

If youfind alower priceonanidentical stocked productlocally,wewill beatitby15%

If youfind the same productfromanother Mitre10store or Mitre10website, we’ll match that price.

Excludestrade and special quotes,stock liquidations and commercial quantities.The in-storepricemay be lowerthan thatadvertised.


RANGIORA

VEGETABLE &

PLANT CARE?

SORTED.

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