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Homeward bound ... <strong>Canterbury</strong> Recreational Aircraft Club member Glenn Martin, from Christchurch, flying his Sting S4<br />

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

Chatham Islands jaunt<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Aself­described ‘‘average Joe’’<br />

aviation enthusiast has completed an<br />

epic return flight fromRangiora to the<br />

Chatham Islands.<br />

Glenn Martin, aged 62, amember of<br />

the <strong>Canterbury</strong> RecreationalAircraft<br />

Club (CRAC), which is based at<br />

Rangiora Airfield, did the trip in his<br />

Sting S4 microlight plane.<br />

He tookoff from Rangiora Airfield<br />

at 9am on Tuesday lastweek and<br />

completed the 876 kilometrejourney<br />

to Tuuta Airport on the Chathams, in<br />

4.6 hours, assisted by a20­knottail<br />

wind.<br />

The returntrip backtoRangiora<br />

last Fridaymorning, without wind<br />

assistance,took 5hours.<br />

Glenn is the club's first member to<br />

do the trip.<br />

He wanted to showthat longdistance<br />

flights were achievable in a<br />

microlight and alsoaccessibleto<br />

hobby aviation enthusiasts.<br />

‘‘The modernmicrolights are very<br />

similar to any other plane, unlikethe<br />

earlier models of the 1970swhich<br />

were quite rudimentary,’’hesays.<br />

‘‘Theyare modern wee planes now.<br />

Peoplehave flown all around the<br />

world in microlights.<br />

‘‘Theyare also the most costeffective<br />

plane you can buy,’’ Glenn<br />

says.<br />

The retired Christchurchaircraft<br />

engineer/biochemist/entrepreneur<br />

who created the Martin Jetpack<br />

single­person aircraft, also wanted to<br />

make the Chathams flight to tick off<br />

another itemonhis bucket list.<br />

He wantstoland at all 128 official<br />

New Zealandairports listedinthe<br />

Aeronautical InformationPublication<br />

(AIP) book.<br />

‘‘So far Ihave been to 121 of them<br />

including every airfield in the South<br />

Island,’’ he said.<br />

Glenn stayedthree nightsonthe<br />

Chathams, visiting tourist attractions<br />

and making some flights, before<br />

returning home.<br />

CRAC members tracked his flight to<br />

the Chathams and back usingglobal<br />

positioning systems and some of them,<br />

including his wifeVanessaMartin,<br />

who is also apilot, flew out to the east<br />

coast to meet him on his return<br />

journeyhome to Rangiora Airfield.<br />

Glenn said the trip had involved a<br />

great deal of planning and<br />

preparation. However,modern<br />

technology made it alot easier than it<br />

would have been in the 1960s.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

Ageneral shortage of skilled workers due to<br />

Covid­19 border restrictions and the spread<br />

of the ‘‘Great Resignation’’ movement to<br />

New Zealand, has forced the Waimakariri<br />

District Council to re­evaluate its Long Term<br />

Plan (LTP) commitments.<br />

Covid­19 constraints has left the council<br />

with staffing shortages and having to rethink<br />

its Three Waters and roading commitments,<br />

chief executive Jim Harland says.<br />

‘‘People are saying ‘what am Idoing? Is<br />

this work and the lifestyle right for me at this<br />

time in my life?’,’’ Mr Harland says.<br />

The ‘‘Great Resignation’’ movement began<br />

in the United States earlier this year, as<br />

people re­evaluate their lives in the wake of<br />

Covid­19.<br />

Border restrictions also mean just 4000<br />

migrant workers have entered New Zealand<br />

this year, compared to 80,000 workers pre­<br />

Covid.<br />

‘‘It means we’re not getting those people<br />

with professional skills applying for jobs,’’<br />

Mr Harland says.<br />

‘‘We do use consultants where<br />

appropriate, but they’re struggling to find<br />

people as well.’’<br />

As staff prepare reports for next year’s<br />

annual plan deliberations they are reassessing<br />

council priorities, which may<br />

differ from what was signalled in the LTP<br />

signed off in June.<br />

Areport to the November council meeting<br />

has already signalled that some drainage<br />

and wastewater projects may be carried over<br />

into the 2022/23 financial year.<br />

‘‘We are going to have agood hard look and<br />

consider, given our resources, what are our<br />

priorities,’’ Mr Harland says.<br />

‘‘As we build our next annual plan, what<br />

does our right­sized programme look like?<br />

‘‘Everyone is very clear, with the<br />

resourcing and financial challenges, that we<br />

need to put the best programme together<br />

going forward.’’<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

WaimakaririMPMatt Dooceyhas been<br />

promotedtothe front benchin<br />

National's new caucus line up.<br />

Mr Dooceyhas been elevated by new<br />

partyleader ChrisLuxontoNo8inthe<br />

caucus and has the Mental Health,<br />

Youth, AssociateHealth,and<br />

AssociateTransport portfolios.<br />

He is now the highest rankedSouth<br />

Island and <strong>Canterbury</strong>MPinthe line<br />

up.<br />

‘‘I am humbled goingfrom the senior<br />

whip to the front bench,and am<br />

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<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> shortlyafter<br />

his appointment was announced.<br />

Mr Luxon in announcing his line up<br />

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Mr Dooceysays he willcontinue to<br />

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NationalParty cabinet’’.<br />

‘‘UltimatelyIwant to be thefirst<br />

Minister of MentalHealth and Suicide<br />

Prevention.’’<br />

Mr Dooceysays he is alsoexcited<br />

aboutbeing the associate Transport<br />

Epic flight aided by wisdom<br />

From Page 1<br />

He was also able to tap into the vast<br />

aviation experience of club members<br />

while planning his trip.<br />

This included air traffic controllers<br />

and aformer United States Navy pilot<br />

with 30,000 hours of flying experience,<br />

including ‘‘landing all sorts of planes on<br />

aircraft carriers,’’ and as acommercial<br />

pilot.<br />

‘‘The club has all sorts of people<br />

around who are available to share their<br />

wisdom.<br />

‘‘Rangiora is sort of an understated<br />

place but there is awhole lot of aviation<br />

expertise here that is available to club<br />

members.<br />

‘‘That is one of the strengths of this<br />

club.’’<br />

Pleased to be home ... Glenn Martin<br />

beside his Sting S4 microlight plane soon<br />

after landing at the Rangiora Airfield after his<br />

five­hour flight from the Chatham Islands.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP<br />

Matt Doocey<br />

and Health spokespersoninNational's<br />

caucus.<br />

He says one of his firstjobs will be to<br />

established atransportplan for the<br />

South Islandthat is drawn up by South<br />

Islanders and not bureaucratsin<br />

Wellington.<br />

‘‘It is safetosay Iwill be ensuring<br />

there is aWoodend bypass as<br />

associate Transport Minister in the<br />

next NationalGovernment.’’<br />

Mr Dooceysays people appear to be<br />

excited about the new­look<br />

opposition.<br />

‘‘It is afresh change and anew look.<br />

‘‘I will be fightinghard to make sure<br />

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‘‘Under the currentGovernment we<br />

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‘‘I am pretty sure thatmainlanders<br />

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He also aims to focus on the rising<br />

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catching Auckland up in terms of<br />

house prices.<br />

‘‘Houseprices have increased29.9<br />

per centinthe last 12 months in the<br />

South Island.<br />

‘‘It is not sustainable for the next<br />

generation —our childrenand our<br />

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From Page 1<br />

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revisited given the challenges the<br />

council faces, Mr Harland says.<br />

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Yoga teacher targeted by bullies<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

PadmavatiMaharana, owner of Rangiora<br />

Yoga, is smilingonthe outside,but is<br />

‘‘crying inside’’.<br />

Recentincidents have scared<br />

Padmavati who is experiencingbullying,<br />

threateningbehaviour, racism andhate.<br />

It beganwith pizza deliveries to her<br />

business in central Rangiora,and has<br />

since escalated to nasty Instagrams and<br />

Messengermessages.<br />

‘‘Itisbullying,ignorantand criminal<br />

and thosedoingitshouldbepunished,’’<br />

saysPadmavati, who on Mondaylaid a<br />

complaintwiththe RangioraPolice.<br />

She has no idea howthe perpetrators<br />

got hold of herphone number,but it has<br />

beenusedtointimidateher with<br />

messages, and to order pizza on her<br />

behalf,whichcontain meat.<br />

Padmavati,who is Hindu, anda<br />

vegetarian, saysshe lefther nativeIndia<br />

to enjoyfreedominNew Zealand.<br />

But freedom has been taken awayfrom<br />

her in thepastthreeweeks.<br />

She now keeps her studiolocked, and<br />

hides behind the lockeddoorsasshe gets<br />

mocked aboutneedingto‘‘eat cow’’,held<br />

sacred by thoseofthe Hindu faith.<br />

The racistbehaviourbeganafter<br />

Padmavati starteduplessons and food<br />

ideas on TikTok,whereshe has 527,000<br />

visitors.<br />

Thisfollowedthe 28­year­old teacher<br />

stepping up in early 2020and offering<br />

classes viaher Facebookpage,whenNew<br />

Zealand wasplungedintoits first<br />

Padmavati Maharana<br />

lockdown duetothe threat of Covid­19.<br />

The classes immediately became<br />

popular as Padmavatitried to give people<br />

a‘‘little lessstress’’ duringthe difficult<br />

times being experienced.<br />

She alsooffered free one­houryoga<br />

lessonsasanalternativetothe free<br />

Saturdaymorningclassesshe had<br />

providedbefore the country moved to<br />

Alert Level 4.<br />

Padmavatialso continued to holddaily<br />

yogaclasses for herprivateclients on her<br />

Facebookpage viaZoom, aCalifornianbasedremote<br />

conferencing video<br />

communication system.<br />

Shehas been teachingyogafor more<br />

than 12 years.<br />

‘‘Igive alot to my community, andmany<br />

know me in thecommunity,and are<br />

clients.’’<br />

It is duringlive sessionsonTik Tokthat<br />

theracism and threateningbehaviour<br />

begins.She hashad severalvisits from a<br />

pizza delivererwho bangs on her door<br />

downstairs,and whenshe goes down<br />

discovers he is tryingtodeliver pizzashe<br />

hasnot ordered.<br />

Padmavati believes thosetrying to<br />

intimidateher,are asmallgroupof<br />

teenagers.<br />

‘‘They arelikeagang,’’says Padmavati<br />

whoisstruggling to understand what is<br />

happening because all she is doing is<br />

‘‘literally’’ helping people.<br />

‘‘They should have respect for other<br />

cultures.<br />

‘‘Being Hinduisverypersonaland<br />

sentimental.’’<br />

Padmavati was borninthe Kanpur<br />

Village of the Balasore districtinthe<br />

Eastern part of India andhas beenliving<br />

in Rangiora since2016.<br />

Shebecame interested in yogato<br />

improve herhealth.<br />

‘‘Iusedtoget frequent asthmaattacks<br />

andwas always sufferingfrom acold.<br />

‘‘After Istartedyoga Ihad less andless<br />

asthmaattacksand veryrarely hadacold.<br />

Now my asthma is completely under<br />

control, whichIcredit to yoga.’’<br />

House prices continue their rise<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>property values are<br />

continuing to climb.<br />

Average house prices in Waimakariri,<br />

Hurunui and Kaikoura arecontinuing to<br />

rise, as <strong>Canterbury</strong>has the ‘‘hottest<br />

housing market in the country’’, with the<br />

average property value rising 32.7percent<br />

in 12 months.<br />

Figures from the latest OneRoof­<br />

Valocity House Value Index show as of<br />

November15, the averagehouse price in<br />

the <strong>Canterbury</strong> region has risen to<br />

$743,000.<br />

OneRoof editor Owen Vaughan saiditis<br />

well above the annualgrowth rates of<br />

Auckland and the country as awhole.<br />

‘‘The region's housingmarkethas come<br />

out of the mostrecentCovid lockdown like<br />

arocket, recording 9.3%growth in the<br />

average property value overthe last three<br />

months.<br />

‘‘The highestquarterly growthfigure of<br />

all the regions,’’ he said.<br />

Afrenzy of buying activity in<br />

Christchurch (10.1% quarterly growth) and<br />

Selwyn(12.7%) has driven much of the lift,<br />

but the majorityofplaces in the region<br />

Values rise ... house prices up in <strong>North</strong><br />

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

PHOTO: FILE<br />

haverecorded strong growth, he said.<br />

In Waimakariri, theaverage property<br />

value is now $776,000, ajump of $63,000<br />

(8.8%) in the last three months and<br />

$183,000 (30.9%) over the past year.<br />

The average property value in the<br />

Hurunui districthas reached $619,000, up<br />

$36,000(6.2%) in threemonths and<br />

$117,000 (23.3%) in the last 12 months.<br />

The Kaikouradistrict has not escaped<br />

the housing boom,with the average<br />

property value now $688,000. That<br />

represents agrowthof$44,000 (6.8%) in<br />

three monthsand $138,000 (25.1%) in 12<br />

months.<br />

Just one <strong>Canterbury</strong> district has<br />

experienceadrop in the average property<br />

values, Ashburton, falling on average1.9 %<br />

($11,000) in the three months to November<br />

15.<br />

But is still up 22.6%comparedto<br />

November lastyear.<br />

In Christchurch,the city'saverage<br />

property value jumped 34.5% in the last12<br />

months, increasing by $193,000 to $752,000.<br />

‘‘A heady pace, whichifsustained,<br />

would see the city'saverageproperty cross<br />

the $1 millionmark by August next year.’’<br />

The surge has come at acost. The 20%<br />

deposit on atypical <strong>Canterbury</strong>home is<br />

now $148,000, $36,600 more than<br />

November lastyear.<br />

‘‘Rising prices havenot deterred first<br />

home buyers, whose share of new<br />

mortgage registrations throughoutthe<br />

year has hovered around40%,’’ Mr<br />

Vaughan said.<br />

‘‘Investors haveincreased theirshare of<br />

new purchases, from 23.3%inquarterone<br />

to 24.2% in quarter three.’’<br />

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First Race 12.00pm<br />

Loads of entertainment for young and old including Santa,<br />

band, kid’s tote, Vaccine pass required -Adult entry $10<br />

First race in the New Year<br />

Saturday 1 st January<br />

First race 1.00pm<br />

Quality Harness Racing action |Kid’s Bouncy Castle<br />

Free entry -Country racing at it’s BEST<br />

Full Bar and Cafe Service available<br />

Vaccine pass required<br />

Christmas<br />

Community<br />

Giving<br />

Trees<br />

Give agift this Christmas<br />

to support someone<br />

from our community.<br />

Gifts canbefor adults<br />

or children.<br />

Broughttoyou by the<br />

Rangiora Promotions<br />

Association and<br />

kindly supported<br />

by theRangiora<br />

Salvation Army<br />

2440571<br />

6-17 <strong>December</strong><br />

take your gifttoone<br />

of theseparticipating<br />

locations in<br />

Rangiora:<br />

Abbott Insurance<br />

Five StagsRestaurant<br />

Lime Real Estate<br />

Farmlands<br />

BayleysRealEstate<br />

Food forests growing<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Food forests are springing up all over<br />

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

Four years after the Kaiapoi Food<br />

Forest was established as one of the<br />

firstregeneration projects, 13 food<br />

forests between HanmerSprings and<br />

Ashburton are now in various stages of<br />

planning or establishment, Kaiapoi<br />

Food Forest Trust chairpersonBrent<br />

Cairns says.<br />

Mr Cairnssays with minimal effort<br />

and relativelylow cost, schools and<br />

communityorganisations can<br />

establishtheir ownfood forests.<br />

‘‘After fouryears in our food forest,<br />

like any gardenitisgetting to alevel of<br />

maturity and the growth we are getting<br />

is extraordinary.’’<br />

The food forest has perennials<br />

rather than annualplanting, with<br />

plants established in eight layers.<br />

The success of the food foresthas led<br />

to Mr Cairns working withcommunity<br />

organisationsand schools to establish<br />

new food forests.<br />

Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong>School teacher<br />

Janine Rust visited the food forest in<br />

February last year to see how her<br />

pupils couldget involved.<br />

Fruittreeswere secured fromthe<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Horticultural Society and<br />

Mr Cairnshelped the school come up<br />

with aplan.<br />

‘‘A food forest for aschool needs to<br />

be abit different because the kidsgo<br />

on holiday for two months whenmost<br />

of the food becomes ready,’’MrCairns<br />

says.<br />

‘‘So we’vedesigneditsoplants<br />

mature before they go on holiday and<br />

then you have other plants which<br />

mature two months later.’’<br />

Ms Rust says the foodforest‘‘has<br />

been an amazing outside classroom<br />

experience’’.<br />

‘‘Ourtamarikiare gaining an<br />

understanding about wheretheir food<br />

comesfrom and getting excited about<br />

growing their own foodathome.’’<br />

The pupils get to enjoy the fruits of<br />

theirlabour, enjoying freshtomatoon<br />

crackersand pumpkin soup, she says.<br />

Sincethe Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> Schoolfood<br />

forest was established, Mr Cairns has<br />

been working with acommunity group<br />

in Hanmer Springstoget afood forest<br />

established in TarndalePark.<br />

Other<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>food forests<br />

whichhave planting under way are at<br />

Amberley School, TuahiwiPreschool,<br />

Southbrook Schooland St Patrick’s<br />

School in Kaiapoi.<br />

Mr Cairnsisalsoworking with local<br />

residents in Oxford, while he has been<br />

approached by Pegasusresidents and<br />

conversations havebegun in other<br />

communities.<br />

He estimatesitcosts $183.50 to setup<br />

aguild of up to eight layers of<br />

plants.<br />

Aguild typically beginswith ‘‘a fruit<br />

saladtree’’(atree with up to 11 fruit<br />

varietiesgrafted on to it), acitrustree,<br />

bushes, berries, herbs, ground cover<br />

and grapevines.<br />

Once established, aguild can<br />

produce more than enoughtofeed a<br />

family.<br />

Costscan be reduced if plants are<br />

donated or seedlingsare used to<br />

establishmore guilds in an expanding<br />

food forest.<br />

For the firstfew yearsmulch and<br />

cardboard are needed,but once a<br />

guildmaturesitwill produce its own<br />

mulch.<br />

The Kaiapoi FoodForest has more<br />

than 120 guilds.<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

NEWS<br />

Christmas Tree Festival<br />

www.rangiorapromotions.co.nz<br />

Monday 6 th to Friday 17 th <strong>December</strong><br />

9am –4.30pm daily<br />

Waimakariri District Council Foyer,<br />

High Street, Rangiora<br />

✭ Raffles ✭ Wishing Tree ✭ Rememberance Tree<br />

Please remember to scan in, socially distance and follow all<br />

other covid-19 alert level two requirements.<br />

Organised by the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Soroptomists<br />

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Positive response to lights<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> business owners<br />

have responded positively to the<br />

Government’s new Covid­19<br />

protection framework.<br />

The co­owner of Fools of Desire<br />

cafe in Rangiora, Karl Horwarth says<br />

business was ‘‘pretty good’’ during<br />

the firstfour daysofthe transition to<br />

the new system.<br />

‘‘We have had one or two people<br />

upsetwith the changes, some<br />

confused, some unaware,but the vast<br />

majority of peopleare understanding<br />

and just keen to get on with it, and our<br />

team have done an amazing job<br />

adapting,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘From our point of view we just<br />

want tobeable to open at all levels,<br />

keep the business viable and keepall<br />

our amazing staffemployed.’’<br />

Meanwhile, in Hanmer Springs last<br />

weekend it was busy at the Hanmer<br />

Springs Thermal Pools and Spa<br />

(HSTPS)with 2500 visitors to the<br />

complex.<br />

‘‘It has been areally good<br />

experiencefor everybody,’’ general<br />

managerGraeme Abbot said.<br />

‘‘A few people didn’t havethe<br />

documentation (vaccine pass) but the<br />

vast majority just went away and got<br />

it sorted. Only acouple had to be<br />

turned away,soout of two and ahalf<br />

thousand that is pretty good,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘Our customers seemedpretty<br />

happy with the system and it was<br />

fantastic to be able to welcome so<br />

many people into the pools.’’<br />

However in Kaikoura the new<br />

system posed someproblems for Flo<br />

And Co Cafe owner Rebecca Hunt,<br />

and her staff, with manyof her<br />

customersinthesmall town not<br />

understandingthe Government’s new<br />

vaccine passport requirements.<br />

❛Our customers seemed<br />

pretty happy with the<br />

system and it was fantastic<br />

to be able to welcome so<br />

many people into the<br />

pools.❜<br />

—GraemeAbbot, generalmanager<br />

HSTPS<br />

‘‘A lot of people hadn’t realised how<br />

serious it is.<br />

‘‘They didn’t believe it would be<br />

enforced.<br />

‘‘Theyjustthoughtthey could rock<br />

up to the cafe as usual and thathas<br />

been the hardest part for us,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

‘‘I don’t want my staff to feel they<br />

have to be bouncers turningaway<br />

customers whoare often family and<br />

friends.’’<br />

Rebecca would like to see more<br />

information made available in the<br />

town about why Covid­19<br />

vaccinationsare important, what the<br />

requirements are under the new<br />

system and how people can obtain a<br />

vaccine passport.<br />

The new system was introduced<br />

last Friday with Waimakariri District<br />

Mayor, Dan Gordonwelcoming the<br />

move.<br />

“It is really excellent that we are<br />

moving to this new system which<br />

shouldmean businesses have<br />

certainty that they can remain open<br />

despite the level. Iknow the<br />

community will take alot of comfort<br />

in knowing lockdowns are likely a<br />

thing of the past.”<br />

Chief Executive Jim Harland says<br />

the council openedits doors on<br />

Friday without requiring vaccine<br />

passes for someofits services.<br />

However, the council will look at<br />

how the first week went, complete<br />

risk assessments for each service<br />

area, seek further guidance for each<br />

customer area, and review its settings<br />

ahead of <strong>December</strong> 13.<br />

“It’s likely that we will require<br />

vaccine passes from thisdate for<br />

more of our services to ensure we can<br />

continue to operate as safely as<br />

possible for as many customers as we<br />

can goingforward.”<br />

Ministry of Health figures show<br />

that 94.9 percent of eligible people<br />

have hadtheir first dose of Covid­19<br />

vaccine in Waimakariri and 88.9 %<br />

arenow fully vaccinated.<br />

In Hurunui 92.9 %t have had their<br />

first dose, and 87.3 %have had their<br />

second.<br />

While in Kaikoura88.6% havehad<br />

their first jab and 83.6 %havehad<br />

their second.<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> District Health<br />

Board’ssenior responsible officer for<br />

the Covid­19 response, Doctor Helen<br />

Skinner says their primary care team<br />

is working with Whakarongorau<br />

Aotearoa to contact everyonewho is<br />

notvaccinated.<br />

‘‘We have establishedteams to<br />

focus on areas and populations that<br />

are not being vaccinatedat thesame<br />

rates as others.<br />

‘‘We are committed to improving<br />

the vaccine uptakeincertain parts of<br />

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

The Jabba Waka mobile<br />

vaccination clinic will be at<br />

Countdown Amberley tomorrow,<br />

Friday (<strong>December</strong>10) between 10am<br />

to 1pm and at the WaiauVillage<br />

Green on Sunday, <strong>December</strong>12<br />

between11am and 2pm.<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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Project ... John and Jack with their bottles of hand made<br />

deodorant.<br />

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Reflections at<br />

<strong>North</strong> Loburn<br />

It was timefor reflection<br />

at Tihiraki <strong>North</strong> Loburn<br />

School recently.<br />

Enviroschools visited<br />

to reflect on the work<br />

beingdone at the school<br />

following Enviroschool<br />

awarding it Green Gold<br />

status severalyears ago.<br />

Every three years a<br />

team visits andleads<br />

students, staff,the<br />

community,Board of<br />

Trustees and Enviro<br />

leaders throughaday of<br />

reflection to ensurethe<br />

school is continuing to<br />

uphold the guiding<br />

principals, and kaupapa/<br />

vision of the programme<br />

and focusing on the<br />

future.<br />

Enviro Leaders led the<br />

school and visitors on a<br />

tour around the grounds<br />

celebratingthe various<br />

student­ledprojects.<br />

They explained how the<br />

projects cameabout and<br />

how students were<br />

empowered to drive<br />

them.<br />

These included abike<br />

trackplanted in natives, a<br />

community trapping<br />

library, agaga dodgeball<br />

arena, small paper<br />

composting and Garden<br />

to Table, and Paddockto<br />

Plateprogrammes.<br />

Enviro Leaders narrowed<br />

the list downfrom25to<br />

11. Awhole school<br />

reflection on where to<br />

next is being refined into<br />

an action plan.<br />

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OPINION<br />

6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

KAIKŌURA VIEWS<br />

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE<br />

Covid front of mind<br />

and Three Waters<br />

Again Covidis front of mind today.<br />

Last Friday thetraffic light system<br />

was turned on and with the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> region falling intothe<br />

orange light this means significant<br />

changes forthose that are<br />

unvaccinated.<br />

Butonamore positive notemore<br />

freedoms for thosethat are!<br />

Icontinuetoencourage those that<br />

aren’tyet fully vaxed to do so, and<br />

while we all have achoice, for me<br />

the wellbeingofthe greater<br />

community far outweighs personal<br />

choice.<br />

Onething that’s new under this<br />

system is the need to use My Vaccine<br />

Pass for certain businesses.<br />

Iamsurethere are many of you out<br />

there, like me,that aren’tsogreatat<br />

technology.<br />

TheKaikoura library staff are<br />

offering assistance withthis if you<br />

need it.<br />

Ithink we’ve made our feelings<br />

clear on where we stand with the<br />

Three Waters Reform to the<br />

Department of Internal Affairs.<br />

Ihaverecently signed ajoint<br />

Ball in ECan’sCourt<br />

DearEditor,<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s (ECan)<br />

response to ourconcernswas<br />

disappointing, but predictable (NC<br />

<strong>News</strong> Dec 2).<br />

Overthe past fewyears Rural<br />

Advocacy Network (RAN), alongwith<br />

otherssuch as Hurunui District<br />

Council and Hurunui Waiau Zone<br />

Committee, have raised concerns on<br />

behalf of the community about how<br />

ECan operates only to be metwith a<br />

wall of denial.<br />

In their response, ECanhave<br />

deliberately misled readers.<br />

Rural Advocacy Network has<br />

provided ECan with manyexamples,<br />

includingprivate property<br />

informationfrom consent<br />

applications, farm plans and<br />

environmentalfunding applications<br />

being used for other purposes.<br />

Readers mayalso recall ECan<br />

withdrew evidence fromthe Hurunui<br />

DistrictPlanprocess andpublicly<br />

Ok<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

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letterwith29other Mayors<br />

addressed to the Prime Minister<br />

requestingtobeable to discuss our<br />

concernsinperson.<br />

In short councils across New<br />

Zealandare joining forcesinhope<br />

thatour joint voices will get<br />

traction,andwewon’t need to<br />

escalate things further.<br />

Speaking of traction November 21<br />

wasGroundswell NZ's `Motherofall<br />

Protests'about theThree Waters<br />

Reform.<br />

Iwent to the protest in Amberley<br />

andstood alongside Hurunui<br />

district mayor Marie Black and<br />

Waimakariri districtmayor Dan<br />

Gordon and many Kaikoura locals.<br />

It wasapretty cool turnout which<br />

Ithink speaks volumesfor the depth<br />

of feelinginthe community.<br />

This is my last column for <strong>2021</strong>, so<br />

I’d like to remind everyone to take<br />

careof oneanother over the coming<br />

weeks and months, especially in the<br />

run up to Christmas.<br />

AndI’d like to wisheveryone a<br />

Merry Christmas, and ahappy and<br />

safeNew Year.<br />

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Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Uncertain Covid times<br />

The traffic light system started last week<br />

and the onlything we can really be sure of<br />

is that there are threedifferent colours —<br />

Red, Orange and Green.<br />

But what they mean is not at all certain.<br />

If past performance is aguide, Ipredict<br />

that in acoupleofmonthsthere will be a<br />

Red step 3, that willallow hugging of up to<br />

threepeople not in your bubble.<br />

You may laugh, but that is what<br />

happenedunder the alert level system that<br />

was firstintroduced,with an assurance<br />

that each level had apredetermined<br />

criteria.<br />

We now know that is not how it works at<br />

all. Sincewehave had to scanour vaccine<br />

certificatesthere has been so much<br />

inconsistency.<br />

Some places aren’t checking certificates,<br />

some are just sighting it and some<br />

scanning themaswell as tellingpeopleto<br />

scan in with the tracer app.<br />

This is of no faultofrestaurant, bar and<br />

café owners,itisbecause this Government<br />

hasn’t thoughtthrough the logisticsand<br />

practicality of such asystem, and instead<br />

thrown businesses intothe deepend yet<br />

again.<br />

The Omicron varianthas nowmade<br />

headlines, but as Iwritethis it appears to<br />

be milder than previous variants and we<br />

have to understand thatnew variants will<br />

continuetoemerge.<br />

You wouldn’t of courseknow this from<br />

some of the mainstream media who<br />

LETTER TO THE EDITOR<br />

apologisedbecause ECanstaff were<br />

found to have inappropriately<br />

gathered, used and sharedprivate<br />

property informationincludingina<br />

misleadingway.<br />

ForECantostatetheyare not aware<br />

of these issues, is false.<br />

ECan's claim there are no regulatory<br />

zonings created outsideofproper<br />

planning processes is also false.<br />

ECan's flawed draft riverbedlines<br />

mappedextensive areas of private<br />

land, public roads and most of the<br />

Waiau township as riverbedwith no<br />

consultation or proper planning<br />

process. Landowners were forced to<br />

spend thousandsofdollarstoprove<br />

their land wasnot riverbed.<br />

Theriverbed zoningwas eventually<br />

thrown out whenECanlost in both the<br />

HighCourt and Court of Appeal.<br />

Another mapping withno<br />

consultation or proper planning<br />

process is wetlands.<br />

This cametolight when ECan<br />

started using this wetland mapping in<br />

the consentprocess.<br />

Following an Official Information<br />

Act request ECan had to reveal the<br />

wetlands mappingthatthey had been<br />

doingbehind closed doors.<br />

Some of the ECan councillors (who<br />

were notaware staff were doing this<br />

mapping) publicly apologised and the<br />

wetland mapping hasrecentlybeen<br />

temporarily withdrawn.<br />

In both the abovecases ECan has<br />

deliberately chosentoundertake<br />

these mappingsinanunderhanded<br />

and inappropriatemannerwithout<br />

any consultation with affected<br />

property owners.<br />

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breathlesslyreport eachnew development<br />

in the hope of maintaining their relevance<br />

in aworld dominatedbysocial media.<br />

Viruses changeand adapt all the time.<br />

Fortunatelythe new mRNAvaccines are<br />

able to also be quickly updated to include<br />

cover for new variants.<br />

It is then up to the individual to make<br />

their own decisionsaboutwhether they<br />

want to be vaccinated or not.<br />

If we end up locking ourselvesdown and<br />

havingafortress in New Zealand each<br />

time anew variantemerges,the toll on<br />

people’s lives will be enormous.<br />

Of course,weneed to be vigilant of new<br />

variants and there could well be times<br />

where we need to be more cautious. But<br />

we must balancethe risksevenly.<br />

New Zealand was one of the last<br />

countries to get the delta variantofCovid­<br />

19, and yet the Government sat on their<br />

hands while it ravaged through other<br />

countries, without planning for it to arrive<br />

in New Zealand. WhileOmicron is in its<br />

early stages,the Government and the<br />

Ministry of Health,with hundreds of<br />

millions of dollarsinresources,need to<br />

come up with aplan thatavoids lockdowns<br />

and restrictions when new variants arise.<br />

The South Island, particularly, has done<br />

the hardyards,even while having very few<br />

cases since August. We should not have to<br />

deal withfurther lockdowns and<br />

restrictions due to poor planningfrom this<br />

Government.<br />

Compare ECan's actions with<br />

district councils likeHurunuiwho<br />

undertakeextensive consultationand<br />

aproper planning process when<br />

mappingor zoningareas on people's<br />

land.<br />

No only do property ownershavea<br />

right to be consultedbut it is<br />

courteousand good practice to do so.<br />

In their response ECanclaim they<br />

welcomehearing people's concerns<br />

but whether they will do anything<br />

aboutitisanother matter.<br />

The current situation with ECan's<br />

failingsisuntenable.<br />

Until such time ECanacknowledge<br />

their failings and demonstrate<br />

corrective actions(notjust words),<br />

then people's well being and<br />

community relationships will<br />

continue to be undermined by ECan's<br />

actions.<br />

The ball is in ECan's court.<br />

Yours,<br />

Jamie McFadden,<br />

Rural Advocacy Network<br />

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

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

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Beach<br />

10:11pm 2.4 3:59pm 0.4 11:07pm 2.4 4:56pm 0.4<br />

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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<br />

Motunau 10:20pm 2.4 4:08pm 0.4 11:16pm 2.4 5:05pm 0.4<br />

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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<br />

Gore Bay 10:22pm 2.4 4:10pm 0.4 11:18pm 2.4 5:07pm 0.4<br />

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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:<strong>09</strong>am 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<br />

Kaikoura 10:17pm 1.8 4:10pm 0.3 11:14pm 1.8 5:07pm 0.3<br />

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<br />

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

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Rescuing food for those in need in Nth Canty<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Satisfy Food Rescueisanorganisation<br />

with averyclearwhy, astrong sense of<br />

collaborationand aleadingplayer in the<br />

industry it operates in,the judgessaid in<br />

awardingitthe PAK‘nSAVERangiora<br />

Community Enterprise Award at the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awards.<br />

Satisfy Food RescuebeganinMarch<br />

2014 whenagroup of like­minded<br />

individuals got togethertodiscusssetting<br />

up afood rescue organisation in <strong>North</strong><br />

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

From thisSatisfy Foodwas born, and by<br />

2015 it wasupandrunning making a<br />

difference by recognising and meeting<br />

needs in theWaimakaririand Hurunui<br />

districts.<br />

It dedicated its worktoproductivity<br />

andsustainability, in allits forms, by<br />

effectively utilisingtime and resources<br />

andemploying goodmanageablesystems<br />

andgoals.<br />

Todaythe Kaiapoi­basedorganisation<br />

supports35organisationsin<strong>North</strong><br />

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

Itsworkover thepast seven years<br />

equatestodelivering1.85million meals,<br />

or an average of 12 to 15 tonnes of fooda<br />

month.<br />

It has rescued over647,000 kg of food.<br />

Theorganisation’s reach,its operation<br />

andbenefittothe communitycaught the<br />

eyeofthe <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Business<br />

Awardsjudges whoawarded Satisfy Food<br />

Rescuethe Pak’n’SAVECommunity<br />

Enterprise Award.<br />

Theorganisation collectsand<br />

distributessurplus ediblefood from local<br />

retailers and producers to helpreduce<br />

food waste andtoremediate food poverty<br />

locally.<br />

Manager Stef Van Meer saysthe<br />

organisation was excitedtoreceive the<br />

award.<br />

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

Waimakariri and Hurunui districts.<br />

‘‘Itislovely to have therecognition,’’<br />

she says.<br />

‘‘There is so muchwaste and so many<br />

people in need,’’ says Stef.<br />

SatisfyFood’smission is to bridge the<br />

gap by re­directing the abundanceoffood<br />

in thecommunity to where it is needed.<br />

Partnershipswith otherorganisations<br />

helps makethe charity sustainable as it<br />

continues to grow, along withthe need.<br />

It hasseven supermarkets it collects<br />

fromweekly.Foodisalso broughtin, or<br />

droppedin, be it afew bunches of spinach<br />

to apallet or three of applesand kiwi<br />

fruit. Dry foods and cans also camein<br />

weekly.<br />

Thereare fivepaid staff, four of whom<br />

arepart time, whoare supported by<br />

around30volunteers who helpgrade the<br />

food andpack it into large foodparcels<br />

fordistributiontothe various<br />

organisations to distribute.<br />

‘‘It is simple to get involved. People<br />

come along and decide if they are<br />

interested,’’ saysStef.‘‘Theythensignup.<br />

Thereisafew littlechecks, then they<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

comeinfor inductionand get trained.<br />

‘‘Someofour wonderful volunteers<br />

havebeenwith us from thebeginning,’’<br />

she says.<br />

Theyhavetobe fitand able to liftboxes<br />

of food, and range in age from Year 13<br />

students to ayoung80­year­old man,says<br />

Stef.<br />

She sayswithvolunteersall getting<br />

together it helpsreducesocial isolation<br />

and Satisfy Food founditgreattobeable<br />

to providethe opportunity for active<br />

retirees to help the charity out.


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Manufacturing excellence rewarded<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Angus Robertson Mechanical is atrue<br />

example of New Zealand manufacturing<br />

excellence and the challenges it brings,<br />

the judges said in awarding it the Misco<br />

Joinery Manufacturing and Trades<br />

Award at the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Business Awards.<br />

The award ceremony was held online<br />

late last month.<br />

The judges said Angus Robertson<br />

Mechanical was agenerational business<br />

that had undertaken significant<br />

restructuring in recent times.<br />

‘‘It is under new leadership, but<br />

continues to focus on it’s founders<br />

strong commitment to quality,<br />

innovation and leading edge<br />

technology,’’ they said.<br />

The Eyrewell­based business<br />

specialises in the design and<br />

manufacture of rollforming and coil<br />

processing machinery.<br />

Using innovative design concepts,<br />

techniques and manufacturing<br />

processes, it provides machines to any<br />

specification or requirements.<br />

It was founded in 1993 by Angus<br />

Robertson. Mr Robertson died last year,<br />

but the business continues under his son<br />

Seamus, who has headed the business<br />

since 2016.<br />

Seamus says the company is<br />

incredibly proud to receive the award,<br />

but they are not resting on their laurels.<br />

‘‘There is alot of systems, processes<br />

and culture to be sorted out.<br />

‘‘We recognise we have to keep<br />

looking forward to the future, and there<br />

is still alot more work to be done until<br />

we are happy everything is as we want it<br />

to be,’’ he says.<br />

Navigating the challenges of Covid­19<br />

was areality of now.<br />

‘‘It is not aperfect world. It is alittle<br />

bit imperfect, due to the Covid<br />

challenges,’’ he says.<br />

The company is built on astrong<br />

business ethic, ingenuity in design and<br />

manufacture and acommitment to<br />

provide clients with industry­leading<br />

high­quality products for the local and<br />

international market.<br />

It designs and manufactures unique<br />

products for its clients, and works with<br />

them to meet their requirements while<br />

optimising productivity, cost­efficiency<br />

and operational safety to international<br />

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It has supplied hundreds of bespoke,<br />

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coil processing machines to clients<br />

throughout New Zealand, Australia,<br />

Vietnam, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia,<br />

Myanmar, Thailand and Ghana.<br />

The team at Angus Robertson<br />

Mechanical purpose builds heavy duty,<br />

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robust handling.<br />

The machines are capable of running<br />

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tensile strengths and require minimal<br />

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Angus Robertson Mechanical also<br />

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programme for its products and<br />

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with Comcol manager Kate O’Connor.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

Rising costs cause rethink<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Chrissie Millar(17) and Max Thornton<br />

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<strong>Canterbury</strong>, afterthe college announced<br />

its educationprogrammes will not be<br />

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Play park ... Young people enjoy testing themselves at the Kaiapoi<br />

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Aqua park popular<br />

Kaiapoi’s new Aqua Play Park<br />

has enjoyed asuccessfulfirst<br />

two weekendsofoperation,<br />

says WHoWCharitable Trust<br />

vice­chairperson Jason Mill.<br />

KaikanuiAqualandNew<br />

Zealand is operating at the<br />

weekendsatLake Courtenay in<br />

Kaiapoi,asstaff adapt to new<br />

Covid­19 traffic light rulesand<br />

receive training at QEII<br />

Recreationand SportCentre in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

‘‘Smiles per hour is how we<br />

work and the sound of laughter<br />

is awesome,’’ Mr Millsays.<br />

‘‘Thefirst weekend was abit<br />

quiet, but it was good as it<br />

allowed us to get our staff up to<br />

speedand then we put our<br />

Covidframework in place last<br />

weekend.’’<br />

The Aqua Play Park operates<br />

50 minute sessionsthroughout<br />

the day,with capacity for 100<br />

people per session.<br />

The busiestsessionsofar has<br />

attracted60people. Nine<br />

people are employed at the<br />

park,led by director Mark<br />

Holder.<br />

Mr Millsays the parkhas<br />

hosted more than 200 local<br />

childrenfor freeswims, as<br />

schools and local groups help<br />

out withwater testing and the<br />

planting morethan 200 trees.<br />

‘‘We are finding that people<br />

Online meal delivery service bites<br />

into district’s growth<br />

THERE IS anew way<br />

of dining in parts of<br />

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

Delivereasy, afood<br />

and drinks delivery<br />

company has arrived.<br />

All customers have<br />

to do is order on the<br />

Delivereasy app or its<br />

website, and then sit<br />

back and wait for it to<br />

be delivered to their<br />

doorstep.<br />

Delivery is in the<br />

general vicinity of<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora<br />

and Ravenswood/<br />

Woodend, and covers<br />

Belfast, Ohoka,<br />

Tuahiwi, Woodend<br />

Beach, Pegasus,<br />

Waikuku, Waikuku<br />

Beach, Fernside and<br />

Ashley.<br />

Delivereasy’sBrett<br />

Johnston says there is<br />

about 20 restaurants<br />

on board in Kaiapoi,<br />

Rangiora and<br />

Ravenswood, where<br />

independent contract<br />

drivers will collect<br />

meals and deliver them<br />

in atimelymanner,<br />

piping hot.<br />

Restaurants<br />

include the Rangiora<br />

Smokehouse, Zaafran,<br />

Kaiapoi, Tikka Talk,<br />

Kaiapoi; Nom Nom,<br />

Rangiora; Hell Pizza,<br />

LTandor,Rangiora;<br />

and fast food outlets<br />

McDonalds at<br />

Ravenswood, Subway<br />

and Burger King.<br />

The service, which<br />

Mr Johnston says is<br />

are coming out and spending<br />

the wholeday here as there is a<br />

nice picnic area and you can<br />

walk the dog, and it’s only 300<br />

metrestothe village where<br />

you’vegot the supermarkets<br />

and food options. We seem to<br />

be attracting more birds.<br />

‘‘They’re getting more<br />

frequent and theyseem to just<br />

sit on the lakeand watch.’’<br />

The AquaPlay Parkis<br />

already runningan‘‘official hot<br />

lap record’’.<br />

Mr Holder set the benchmark<br />

at 50 seconds, until local<br />

youngster FergusWaghorn<br />

completeda49second lap last<br />

week.<br />

While mostsessions require<br />

avaccine pass, withchildren<br />

under 12 exempt, in line with<br />

Covid­19 regulations, Mr Mill<br />

says thereare processes in<br />

place to offerunvaccinated<br />

sessionsifthere is demand.<br />

The nameKaikanui, which<br />

means ‘‘place of many<br />

landings’’, was gifted to the<br />

trust by local manawhenua.Mr<br />

Mill saysthe feasibility study<br />

for the proposed Aqua Sports<br />

Park is progressingwell.The<br />

trust aims to have acable and<br />

aqua sports parkoperatingin<br />

three years,and is keen to hear<br />

from investors in the surfing<br />

and whitewater communities.<br />

View all thelatest<br />

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Established:DelivereasyChief Operating Officer<br />

Quinn Davis has launched the online meal order<br />

and delivery service in Kaiapoi and Rangiora<br />

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IN BRIEF<br />

Rodeo<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> Rodeo which was to be held at Mandeville on<br />

January 4isthe latest victim ofCovid­19.<br />

The organisers held ameeting onMonday evening and<br />

decided not to run the event duetothe protocols that had to be<br />

met under the Covid­19 ‘traffic light’ system.<br />

KaikouraChristmas<br />

Kaikoura is gearing up for the festive season withaSanta’s<br />

grotto and market day, along with Christmas lights to brighten<br />

up the town.<br />

ASanta’s grotto and market day is being planned at Fyffe<br />

House on Saturday,<strong>December</strong> 11, from 10.30am to 3pm.<br />

Kaikoura District Council events co­ordinator Jo York says<br />

depending on the weather, an outdoor market is planned with<br />

Christmas decorations and afive metre blow­up Santa.<br />

Covid­19 restrictions will apply.<br />

Local businesses are beinginvited to participate in a‘‘Light<br />

upKaikoura’’ promotion.<br />

Thecouncil has some LED laser lights available and is<br />

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

can be keptsafe and switchedoninthe evenings.<br />

‘‘This is an alternative solution to outside lights which<br />

previously have been vandalised or broken,’’ Ms York says.<br />

The lights are re­usable and willbeloaned to participating<br />

businesses.<br />

Any leftover LED lights willbemade available to local<br />

houses that want to help lightupthe town, shesays.<br />

If anyone wants toparticipate theycan contact joanna.<br />

york@kaikoura.govt.nz or phone 022­0614558.<br />

Showcase exhibition<br />

An exhibition of handmade items is being held at the John<br />

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall in Rangiora this Saturday,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 11.<br />

The Handzon Christmas Showcase exhibition hasbeen<br />

organised byRiana Auret, owner of the Handzon craftshopin<br />

Rangiora. It will be held from 10am until 4pm and include<br />

knitting, quilting, crochet, hand embroidery, machine<br />

embroidery and paper craft work donebypupils taking part in<br />

Handzon’s craft classes this year, and otherswanting to exhibit<br />

their craft work.<br />

Many of the exhibits will be Christmas­themed.<br />

AVisitor’s Choice competition will be held at the exhibition<br />

with everyone who votesfor their favourite exhibit going in the<br />

draw to win 15 prizes including aMediterranean food hamper.<br />

The exhibition is being held ‘‘to cheer everyoneup,’’ says<br />

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12 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Interest in on-demand bus service<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

The success of an on­demandpublic<br />

transport service trial in Timaru has been<br />

watched with keen interestbyWaimakariri<br />

community leaders.<br />

Woodend­Sefton Community Board<br />

chairperson ShonaPowell, DeputyMayor<br />

Neville Atkinson and Mayor Dan Gordon<br />

are keen to see Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

(ECan) consider triallingthe MyWay bus<br />

service to link Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend<br />

and Pegasus.<br />

The MyWay service celebrated its<br />

200,000th passenger rideinTimaru last<br />

week.<br />

ECan Cr Peter Scott saysthe MyWay<br />

service was developed as atest case for<br />

similar services around the country.<br />

‘‘We developed this model to understand<br />

whether an entirely different public<br />

transport model could succeedinNew<br />

Zealand’ssmallertowns and cities.’’<br />

Mr Gordon sayshetried the MyWay<br />

service when he was in Timaru earlierin<br />

the year.<br />

‘‘I think this is something that could be<br />

successfulinWaimakariri, but of course it<br />

will need to be balanced with other<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>­wide publictransport<br />

initiatives such as the currentdrive to get<br />

commuters to Christchurch on to direct<br />

buses.<br />

‘‘Like all public services it’simportant to<br />

keep public transportaccessible and<br />

affordable.’’<br />

Cr Atkinsonsays he plans to visit Timaru<br />

soon to try out the MyWayservice.<br />

‘‘I’mreally interested in learning how it<br />

works. It’ssomething we’ve talked about for<br />

internalbus services.<br />

‘‘Thedistances between each of those<br />

townsisnot huge, but it’s big enough that<br />

people need efficientwaysofgetting<br />

around without necessarily having to use<br />

theircars.’’<br />

New service ... Shona Powell and Dan<br />

Gordon are interested in seeing if the MyWay<br />

bus service is right for Waimakariri.<br />

Neville Atkinson<br />

Ms Powell is alsoacting chairpersonof<br />

the Waimakariri Access Group and says<br />

transport access is essential for people of<br />

all abilities.<br />

‘‘We talkaboutaccessibility, but some of<br />

what we mean is inclusivity, to be included<br />

in eventsand in every day life.’’<br />

Whilethe public transport systemgets<br />

On­demand ... The MyWay by Metro bus service has been operating successfully in<br />

Timaru.<br />

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people into Christchurch efficiently, there<br />

are gaps for local residents, shesays.<br />

Tuahiwi residents havenopublic<br />

transport,while Pegasus residentsstruggle<br />

to access Ravenswoodunless they have<br />

theirown car.<br />

ECan public transportgeneralmanager<br />

Stewart Gibbon says there are no plansto<br />

extend the MyWay trialtoWaimakariri at<br />

this stage.<br />

He says existing services suchasthe 97<br />

service linksRangiora,Woodend and<br />

Pegasus,whileroutes 1and 95 alsoprovide<br />

connections within the district.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Community<br />

Vehicle Trust also provides transportfor<br />

aged and disabled residents.<br />

The MyWay service offers virtual stops<br />

and has vehicles with low­accessfloors,<br />

with totalmobilitycustomers ableto<br />

request adriveway­to­drivewayservice.<br />

The service can be requestedvia a<br />

cellphoneapp or through acall centre, Mr<br />

Gibbon says.<br />

The total cost forTimaru’s year­long pilot<br />

is around $2.18million and has beenjointly<br />

funded by ECan and Waka Kotahi New<br />

Zealand Transport Agency(NZTA).<br />

‘‘Publictransport authorities acrossthe<br />

country are interestedinon­demand public<br />

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14 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Japanese influence ... Swedish­born Christchurch artist Tamara Rookes has her first solo<br />

exhibition, tsukumogami,atthe Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora Library. PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Paying homage to Japan<br />

In her first solo exhibitionTamara Rookes<br />

is paying homage to Japanese folklore and<br />

the notion of tsukumogami.<br />

The Swedish­born Christchurch­based<br />

artist says her work in thisexhibition also<br />

follows threads to the work of her lateuncle<br />

Anders Enoksson, aceramicist, jeweller,<br />

fashion designer andblacksmith who lived<br />

in Japan before hisdeath in 2004.<br />

‘‘It is really nicehaving abody of work<br />

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The starting point to Tamara’s workin<br />

this tsukumogami exhibition was akimono<br />

giventoher mother by Anders. The<br />

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Memorial Library, Rangiora,last Sunday<br />

afternoon.<br />

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the sculpting of clay,castingofmetal and<br />

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In Japanesefolklore tsukumogami is a<br />

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objects acquire spirits withtheir own<br />

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Tamara’s work.<br />

Her hope is that each new piece she<br />

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The Japanese theme to Tamara’s<br />

exhibition extended to the Japanese­style<br />

metalsideboards made for her by the<br />

engineeringstudents at Hillmorton High<br />

School, in Christchurch, to displayher<br />

exhibits and to use in anew gallery she<br />

planstoopen in Ferrymead next year.<br />

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

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Dogs pose threat to birds<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Dog walkers are being asked to help<br />

protect vulnerable nesting birds in the<br />

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The Ashley/Rakahuri RivercareGroup<br />

says some dog ownersseem to be unaware<br />

birds are nesting and raising chicks at<br />

present.<br />

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or running through nesting areas<br />

unabated.<br />

They havealso captured photos of adog<br />

investigating anest where there were two<br />

eggs, but sadly onlyone remains.<br />

Grant Davey, who is in charge of<br />

operations for the group, says spring and<br />

early summerare peak breeding times for<br />

birds and because most nestonthe<br />

groundthey are very vulnerable to losing<br />

their eggs or having their chickseaten.<br />

He saysifabird is disturbed by aperson<br />

or animalitgets off the nest and moves<br />

away.<br />

‘‘If it’soff the nest too long on ahot,<br />

sunny day the eggs will cook,’’ he says.<br />

Mr Davey says the birdsdon’t realise,<br />

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they willhatch.<br />

‘‘As aconsequence they wasteanentire<br />

breeding season sittingonrotteneggs.’’<br />

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instinct will chaseit.<br />

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The AshleyRiver is the breeding<br />

groundfor endangered birds such as the<br />

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dotterel and the black­billedgull.<br />

Predation by everything from dogs to<br />

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uniquespecies.<br />

Dog ownersare being encouraged to<br />

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and exploredifferentspaces at different<br />

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birds and biodiversity.<br />

Op shop funds bring cheer<br />

Waikari’s community Op<br />

Shop is helping cheer up<br />

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Church Hall, have gone<br />

toward Happy Packs .<br />

This followed avisit<br />

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The packs can be used at<br />

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where apolice home visit<br />

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stickers, badges and police<br />

Rga woman says ‘thanks’<br />

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Lillian Cargill had afall on the<br />

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Jenna Reynolds, Jean Dalley, Robyn Cameron and Rev<br />

Elspeth Wingham.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

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NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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19<br />

Grass­track racingwillbeafeature<br />

at the Rangiora Harness Racing<br />

Club’spopular Christmasatthe<br />

Races meetingatRangiora<br />

RacewayonSunday, <strong>December</strong> 19.<br />

At most of the club’s meetings<br />

throughout the year the races are<br />

heldonthe smaller, all­weather<br />

track but for its Christmas picnicstyle,<br />

family­friendlymeeting, held<br />

during summer, the grass track is<br />

preferred.<br />

The $20,000 NewWorldSummer<br />

Cup,which is partofthe Country<br />

Cupsseries with a$100,000 final<br />

willbethe feature event at the<br />

meetingonSunday, <strong>December</strong> 19.<br />

The 11­race programme begins at<br />

12 noonand also includes the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Trotting Club race for<br />

trotters and the Vermeulen family<br />

feature for fillies and mares.<br />

The meeting will be run under<br />

the Government’s new Covid­19<br />

orangetraffic­lightsystem rules<br />

whereby everyone aged 12 and<br />

older must be double vaccinated<br />

against Covid­19 and have avalid<br />

vaccination passport to attend the<br />

meeting.<br />

Clubpresident Greg Wrightsaid<br />

the club was pleased to be able to<br />

holdthe meeting andthey were<br />

lookingforward to another great<br />

day of racing and family enjoyment.<br />

‘‘Aside fromtop­classracing, the<br />

clubwill also have great free family<br />

entertainment on the day including<br />

avisit fromFather Christmas who<br />

Spectacular ... Two­time New Zealand Trotting Cup winner Monkey King<br />

was aspecial guest at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s 2019 Christmas<br />

At The Races meeting at Rangiora Raceway.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

will be transportedoncourse by<br />

former champion pacers Monkey<br />

King and BaileysDream,’’hesaid.<br />

Awide range of entertainment<br />

has been organisedfor the children<br />

on course, including The Pirates<br />

Puppeteers, BouncyCastle, Ashley<br />

Play Centre for the younger<br />

children and for the adults there<br />

will be achance to go in the drawto<br />

win a$100 New World grocery<br />

voucher.<br />

There will alsobelive music on<br />

courseand the cafes and bars will<br />

provide refreshments throughout<br />

the day.Entry for those over16is<br />

$10. Due to Vaccine Passport<br />

requirements there hasbeen late<br />

cancellations of bookings in the<br />

catered hospitality area. Admission<br />

is $100 (gstincl) whichincludes<br />

entry, arace book, complimentary<br />

bubbles on arrival and acatered<br />

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to www.rangioraharnessracingclub.<br />

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21<br />

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Memoriesare set to flow at the Oxford<br />

Union Church next month.<br />

The OxfordDistrict UnionParishwill<br />

celebrate the 50th anniversary of its<br />

inauguration on Sunday, January 30.<br />

The union parish was establishedin<br />

1972, bringing together the localMethodist<br />

and Presbyterian denominations and<br />

comprised churches at Horrelvilleand<br />

Cust, as well as Oxford.<br />

Organiser MareeStephens says past<br />

ministers and families, who have been<br />

involved in the parish over the years, have<br />

beeninvited to attend the celebration.<br />

There will be amix and mingle with<br />

memorabilia andalunch, following a<br />

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‘‘We don’t know what Covid’sgoing to<br />

bring,sowewill just go with the flow,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

Mrs Stephens saysthe parish now meets<br />

each Sundayatwhat was oncethe Oxford<br />

MethodistChurch.<br />

The original woodenchurch has been<br />

replaced by aconcrete block buildingand<br />

it has recently been repainted and<br />

modernised.<br />

While she was unsure of the history of<br />

Methodistand Presbyterianchurches in<br />

the Oxford district, she is certainmemories<br />

and stories will flow over the coming<br />

weeks.<br />

The St David's Union Church in Cust is<br />

still apart of the parish, but due to<br />

dwindling numbers it is seldom used.<br />

The Horrelville church was recently sold.<br />

‘‘At the moment all of our servicesare<br />

being held at Oxford, where most of our<br />

people live,’’ Mrs Stephens says.<br />

The 50th anniversaryservice will also be<br />

the last one conducted by minister Rev<br />

Laurence Ennor, beforeheleaves the<br />

parish.<br />

‘‘We will be sorry to lose Laurence, he<br />

has travelled from his home in<br />

Christchurch to give wonderful services<br />

and to help withour community outreach.<br />

‘‘His musicaltalents have been greatly<br />

enjoyed both within the congregationand<br />

beyond.’’<br />

Contact with MareeStephenson(03)<br />

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The proposed Resource<br />

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Dual<br />

Usually $34.99<br />

$<br />

27 99 ea<br />

Lil Snacks<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

Bedtime<br />

Unicorn<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

ProSeries<br />

Starter<br />

Usually $49.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

SAVE<br />

20%<br />

LuluL l<br />

Achoo<br />

Usually<br />

$149.99<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

CHRISTMASLATENIGHT HOURS FOR OURCHRISTCHURCHSTORES<br />

Wednesday<br />

8Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

9Dec<br />

Friday<br />

10 Dec<br />

Saturday<br />

11 Dec<br />

Sunday<br />

12 Dec<br />

Monday<br />

13 Dec<br />

Tuesday<br />

14 Dec<br />

Wednesday<br />

15 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

16 Dec<br />

5:30 pm 9 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 7 pm 9 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 9 pm 10 pm 10 pm 10 pm 6 pm<br />

Friday<br />

17 Dec<br />

Saturday<br />

18 Dec<br />

Sunday<br />

19 Dec<br />

Monday<br />

20Dec<br />

Tuesday<br />

21 Dec<br />

Wednesday<br />

22 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

23 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

24 Dec


Nici Green<br />

Tiger Lilly<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

25cm<br />

35cm<br />

Nici Wild<br />

Friends<br />

25cm<br />

Wooden Stamp<br />

Set Butterfly<br />

and Heart<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

$<br />

17 99 ea<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

50cm<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

35cm<br />

Stacking<br />

Train<br />

Usually $44.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

70cm<br />

50cm<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Pound a Peg<br />

Usually $34.99<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

70cm<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Nici Pops XL<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Assorted Costumes<br />

Usually $84.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Waboba<br />

Flying,<br />

Gliding or<br />

Bouncing<br />

Heads<br />

Usually $11.99<br />

CAT<br />

Excavator<br />

Usually $169.99<br />

$<br />

159 99 ea<br />

Truck & Excavator<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

$<br />

9 99 ea<br />

Stock Truck<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Zing Air<br />

Storm<br />

Inside<br />

Outside<br />

Combo<br />

Usually $74.99<br />

$<br />

64 99 ea<br />

Pogo<br />

Stick<br />

Maverick<br />

Usually<br />

$99.99<br />

$<br />

89 99 ea<br />

Fendt Tractor<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Liebherr Crane Truck<br />

Usually $259.99<br />

$<br />

239 99 ea<br />

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Crazy Rollers<br />

Stack Tracks<br />

Usually $69.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Busy City<br />

Rail Set<br />

Usually<br />

$129.99<br />

Train & Train Table<br />

Usually $449.99<br />

$<br />

299 99 ea<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Quadrilla<br />

Marble Run<br />

Cliffhanger<br />

Usually<br />

$119.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Cargo<br />

Loop<br />

Usually<br />

$64.99<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Kitchen with<br />

Light & Sound<br />

Usually $229.99<br />

$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

City FireStation<br />

Usually $169.99<br />

$<br />

139 99 ea<br />

Metro<br />

Police Dept<br />

Usually $169.99<br />

$<br />

159 99 ea<br />

Magic Touch<br />

Piano<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

Our Generation Regular Dolls<br />

Deluxe<br />

Dressing<br />

Room<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

Our Generation Deluxe Dolls<br />

$<br />

89 99 ea<br />

CHRISTCHURCH’S BIGGEST SELECTION OF OUR GENERATION<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Poseable<br />

Horse<br />

Usually<br />

$1<strong>09</strong>.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

4x4 Off Roader<br />

with Surf Board<br />

Usually $219.99<br />

$<br />

189 99 ea<br />

Ambulance<br />

with Electronics<br />

Usually$339.99<br />

*Doll not included<br />

$<br />

299 99 ea<br />

CHRISTMASLATENIGHT HOURS FOR OURCHRISTCHURCHSTORES<br />

Wednesday<br />

8Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

9Dec<br />

Friday<br />

10 Dec<br />

Saturday<br />

11 Dec<br />

Sunday<br />

12 Dec<br />

Monday<br />

13 Dec<br />

Tuesday<br />

14 Dec<br />

Wednesday<br />

15 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

16 Dec<br />

5:30 pm 9 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 7 pm 9 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 9 pm 10 pm 10 pm 10 pm 6 pm<br />

Friday<br />

17 Dec<br />

Saturday<br />

18 Dec<br />

Sunday<br />

19 Dec<br />

Monday<br />

20Dec<br />

Tuesday<br />

21 Dec<br />

Wednesday<br />

22 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

23 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

24 Dec


Horse Box With<br />

Tori & Prince<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Pick up with Horse Box<br />

Usually $169.99<br />

*Horses &figuresnot included<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

Horse Stall with<br />

Luistano Mare<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

Big Horse<br />

Show<br />

Usually $259.99<br />

$<br />

219 99 ea<br />

Vet<br />

Practise<br />

with pets<br />

Usually $179.99<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

Horse Stable<br />

Playset Large<br />

Usually $379.99<br />

*Horses &figures not included<br />

Off Road with<br />

DinoOutpost<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

$<br />

329 99 ea<br />

$<br />

149 99 ea<br />

*Horses &figures not included<br />

14.5cm Cars<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

Micro Builder Assorted<br />

Usually $14.99<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

$<br />

9 99 ea<br />

JADA Radio 1:16<br />

Control Cars<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

PoliceStation with 2 Cars<br />

Usually $64.99<br />

$<br />

44 99 ea<br />

Micro Builders Truck<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

Construction<br />

Playset<br />

Usually $64.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

Truck Team<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

$<br />

29 99 ea<br />

Tractor and<br />

Dumper Trailer<br />

Usually $29.99<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

1:24 Radio<br />

Control PJ Mask<br />

Catboy Car<br />

Usually $79.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Farm Adventure<br />

Playset<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

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Bringing mind, body,<br />

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despite retiringatthe beginning of<br />

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Remedial massage therapist,Fili<br />

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The clinic basedat‘Oasis on<br />

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FOR ALL YOUR LIGHT AND<br />

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Management &Staff wish<br />

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We wish our clients asafeand happy Christmas and<br />

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• 3x Graders<br />

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• Trucks<br />

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From my family to yours,<br />

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NEWS<br />

30 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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New Life School’s Year 11 to 13<br />

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Rebekah Watson<br />

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NEWS<br />

32 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Mountain bikers power through forest<br />

The second­ever Tombstone mountain<br />

bike race was held in Hanmer Springs<br />

on Sunday with 100 participants taking<br />

to the course.<br />

Olympic mountain biker Anton<br />

Cooper joined in with younger riders<br />

and handed out prizes, in his role as<br />

ambassador for the Hurunui region, and<br />

through asponsorship partnership with<br />

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and<br />

Spa.<br />

As ayoungster Anton often competed<br />

in races in Hanmer Springs and in<br />

recent years has helped to run<br />

mountain biking events in the region, so<br />

he was chuffed to be able to give back in<br />

his role.<br />

The Hanmer Springs cross­country<br />

mountain bike challenge takes<br />

competitors on astunning journey<br />

through the Hanmer Forest.<br />

There are two course options ­a35km<br />

long course or 20km short course.<br />

Both courses incorporate the newly<br />

completed ‘Tombstone’ track, which has<br />

been handcrafted over the last five<br />

years.<br />

The new tombstone track is an<br />

advanced single­track that provides<br />

185m of climbing to the highest point<br />

(698m) followed by an exciting 240m<br />

descent with multiple twists, turns and<br />

drops.<br />

Event organisers were really pleased<br />

with the 100 entries ­upfrom 60 last<br />

year.<br />

Being one of the first sporting events<br />

to take place under the new traffic light<br />

system meant organisers were working<br />

hard at the start of the week to make<br />

sure it could go ahead and safely within<br />

the framework.<br />

Lining up ...<br />

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

PHOTOS:DOMINIC BLISSETT<br />

Full steam ahead ... The Tombstone track<br />

is put to the test.<br />

Mountain bike action ... Riders power round the Hanmer Springs course.<br />

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MAINPOWER NEW ZEALAND LTD<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS<br />

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

30 September <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

MainPower is making continued<br />

progress towards providing asmarter<br />

future and delivering local value to<br />

our communities. We have several<br />

major projects underway including the<br />

Southbrook 66 kV substation upgrade,<br />

Hanmer substation line upgrade,<br />

Kippenberger Avenue kiosk project<br />

and Amberley <strong>North</strong> regulator project.<br />

These projects are all contributing<br />

to the improved reliability, resilience<br />

and security of the network. More<br />

information on these projects can be<br />

found online at mainpower.co.nz.<br />

The weather is afactor that can impact<br />

us greatly as anetwork and this has<br />

been evident in recent months. The<br />

windstorms in September resulted<br />

in widespread damage across our<br />

network. Our teams held true to our<br />

values and worked together, with other<br />

lines companies coming in to assist,<br />

to restore power tomore than 7,000<br />

customers across four days.<br />

The ongoing improvements made to our<br />

online services, including the interactive<br />

website outage map, proved incredibly<br />

valuable during these events. The<br />

outage map allowed customers greater<br />

visibility of what was happening across<br />

the network and many thousands of<br />

customers accessed this information.<br />

This information enables customers to<br />

better comprehend the overall situation<br />

and make their own plans based on<br />

outage information related to their<br />

address. It is always available with real<br />

time updates from the front page of<br />

mainpower.co.nz.<br />

These weather events reinforce<br />

the importance of our network<br />

maintenance, upgrade and replacement<br />

programmes to ensure asafe and<br />

resilient network that can better tolerate<br />

the weather extremes we seem to be<br />

encountering more frequently.<br />

The need for customers to take<br />

responsibility for trees and vegetation<br />

on their properties has also been<br />

apparent. Trees and flying debris caused<br />

the majority of damage during the<br />

recent storms. We are continuing our<br />

safety and education campaigns to<br />

encourage customers to meet their<br />

obligations to maintain trees on their<br />

properties and consider the ‘fall zone’<br />

of trees near power lines as this is a<br />

major issue.<br />

MainPower has been continuing to<br />

navigate the ongoing COVID-19 impacts<br />

and is grateful for the flexibility our<br />

teams have shown throughout changing<br />

Alert Levels to prioritise the safety of<br />

our communities while addressing<br />

faults and completing critical work.<br />

MainPower is taking astrong stance<br />

on getting our workforce vaccinated.<br />

If we reach our target of 90% of<br />

our workforce fully vaccinated by 1<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2021</strong>, the company will give<br />

aday of special leave to every fully<br />

vaccinated employee. The ‘Take two for<br />

the team’ challenge is important as we<br />

are an essential service provider and we<br />

recognise the importance of protecting<br />

our employees, their families and our<br />

communities.<br />

The MtCass Wind Farm project is<br />

continuing to progress, albeit slower<br />

than originally anticipated due to the<br />

effects and risks associated with<br />

COVID-19. Following the decision to<br />

transition the project from asingle<br />

turnkey Engineer, Procure and Construct<br />

contract to amulti-contract delivery<br />

model, the Mt Cass Wind Farm team<br />

are now inadvanced discussions<br />

with the preferred civil and electrical<br />

contractors with an aim to complete<br />

remaining due diligence and reach<br />

financial close in 2022.<br />

The MPowered Future strategic intent<br />

is continuing to develop and multiple<br />

workstreams are being worked on<br />

within each of the four key functions:<br />

Networks, Services, Generation and<br />

Investments. The MPowered Future<br />

strategic intent is designed to meet<br />

the technological and other changes<br />

facing the industry.This ensures<br />

we are focusing on enabling choice<br />

and delivering greater value to both<br />

our current shareholders and future<br />

generations.<br />

Financial Performance<br />

For the six months ended 30 September<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, MainPower earned revenues of<br />

$31.3m from continuing operations,<br />

up $4.8m on the corresponding period<br />

last year.This was due to population<br />

growth in<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> from<br />

many residential and commercial<br />

land developments, and customer<br />

connections.<br />

The Pegasus and Ravenswood<br />

subdivisions are continuing to grow,<br />

requiring more capacity from the<br />

network. We are working on aproject to<br />

extend two high-capacity feeders into<br />

these areas to provide extra capacity<br />

to support this growth as well as an<br />

alternative back-feed supply.<br />

Profit and Total Comprehensive<br />

Income from Continuing Operations<br />

of MainPower amounted to $4.1m,<br />

this is better than expected and an<br />

improvement on the same period last<br />

year. Customer rebates for the period<br />

amounted to $3.3m.<br />

The Group has continued to generate<br />

ahealthy cash surplus from operations<br />

in the past six months. The operating<br />

cash surplus of $10.5m has allowed the<br />

Company tofurther reinvest $14.6m<br />

in the expansion of network, with<br />

the balance funded by debt which<br />

increased to $26.8m, up from $22.0m in<br />

September 2020.<br />

The following is asummary of both the<br />

Consolidated Financial Performance and<br />

Consolidated Financial Position of the<br />

MainPower Group for the six months<br />

ended 30 September <strong>2021</strong>, and the<br />

Service Performance of the network for<br />

that period.<br />

Acopy ofMainPower’s Consolidated<br />

Interim Financial Statements and Report<br />

for the period ended 30 September <strong>2021</strong><br />

can be obtained via mainpower.co.nz.<br />

AC(Tony) King<br />

Chair of Directors<br />

MainPower New Zealand Limited<br />

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

This Statement has not been Audited<br />

Financial Performance<br />

6Months)<br />

30 Sep 21)<br />

$000)<br />

6Months)<br />

30 Sep 20)<br />

$000)<br />

12 Months)<br />

31 Mar 21)<br />

$000)<br />

Operating Revenue 31,334) 26,533) 59,569)<br />

Income TaxExpense 1,604) 834) 3,198)<br />

Customer Rebates 3,330) 4,240) 8,224)<br />

Profit and Total Comprehensive Income 4,077) 2,528) 7,718)<br />

Equity 250,985) 241,718) 246,908)<br />

Liabilities 94,437) 92,547) 93,259)<br />

Assets 345,422) 334,265) 340,167)<br />

Net Cash Flows<br />

From Operating Activities 10,459) 9,484) 23,940)<br />

From Investing Activities (14,890) (12,067) (26,703)<br />

From Financing Activities 3,778) (416) (2,049)<br />

Net Decrease in Cash Held (653) (2,999) (4,812)<br />

Closing Cash Balance 569) 3,035) 1,222)<br />

Customer Service Statistics<br />

SAIDI –Average Number ofMinutes that a<br />

Customer has been without power because<br />

of planned and unplanned outages<br />

SAIFI –Average Number of Interruptions<br />

experienced by aCustomer during the six<br />

months because of planned and unplanned<br />

outages<br />

6Months)<br />

30 Sep 21)<br />

6Months)<br />

30 Sep 20)<br />

12 Months)<br />

31 Mar 21)<br />

149.22) 165.50) 297.35)<br />

1.11) 1.10) 2.17)<br />

Total Units Delivered to Customers (GWhs) 320.54) 311.60) 622.72)<br />

MAINPOWER’S NETWORK OF OVERHEAD POWER<br />

LINES AND UNDERGROUND CABLES PROVIDES<br />

ASAFE, SECURE SUPPLIED ELECTRICITY TO<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY.


NEWS<br />

34 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Call for government support<br />

As the listofagricultural shows cancelling<br />

continues to grow, acall has been made for<br />

the Government to supportsmaller events.<br />

The call is made as the Australian<br />

Government gives another$25 million to<br />

assist agricultural shows unable to proceed<br />

due to the threat of Covid­19.<br />

RoyalAgriculturalSocietyofNew<br />

Zealand presidentRachelWalker saysshe<br />

want the Governmenttoprovidesupport to<br />

shows, regardless of theirsize.<br />

‘‘It’s aconversation we wouldlike to<br />

have.’’<br />

She understands no A&P showhas been<br />

open to the public in New Zealand this<br />

spring. Some showshad been held, running<br />

events such as dog trials andequestrian,<br />

but with no spectators.<br />

Ms Walker says Covid­19 has forced show<br />

organisers to make hard decisions and<br />

societies are ‘‘hurting’’.<br />

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The cost of cancelling or having no­one<br />

attending is ‘‘significant’’. ‘‘Gate takings are<br />

an important part of the sustainability of<br />

any show.’’<br />

The shows are important community<br />

events, connecting urban and ruralpeople,<br />

whilehighlightingrural excellence.<br />

In all,48A&P shows aroundNew<br />

Zealand were either cancelled or ran<br />

competitor only eventsthis year.<br />

In <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, the Amuri A&P<br />

Show was cancelled in Marchwhen the<br />

region went to Alert Level2for one week,<br />

beingreplaced by acommunity day the<br />

next day when the regionreturned to Level<br />

1. In the spring,the <strong>North</strong>ern (Rangiora)<br />

and Amberley A&P Shows andthe New<br />

Zealand Agricultural Show ran competitor<br />

only events.<br />

Economicand Regional Development<br />

Minister Stuart Nash recently announced<br />

the Events Transition Support Payment<br />

scheme to assist event organisers.<br />

Underthe scheme, the Government will<br />

cover90percent of unrecoverablecosts for<br />

cancelled, ticketed eventswith audiences<br />

of more than 5000 vaccinatedpeople. But<br />

most <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> A&P Shows<br />

struggle to attract more than 5000 people.<br />

Shows feel covid pressures<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> A&P show committees<br />

are grappling with the new Covid traffic<br />

light framework as they look ahead to the<br />

autumn shows.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong><br />

understands four out of the five local<br />

A&P committees are planning to go<br />

ahead with their autumn shows.<br />

But the Cheviot A&P Show looks set to<br />

be cancelled.<br />

The Oxford A&P Association cancelled<br />

its 2020 show as the country prepared to<br />

go into lockdown, but returned with<br />

record numbers for this year’s Easter<br />

Saturday show.<br />

Secretary Christine Roberts says her<br />

committee will make adecision in the<br />

New Year.<br />

She says there are still, including what<br />

the age requirement for vaccine passes<br />

there will be April, with vaccination set<br />

to become available for 5­12 year olds in<br />

late January.<br />

‘‘The scanning and the time it takes is<br />

what we’ve got to look at.<br />

‘‘You’ve got to scan people in, but if you<br />

miss three or four people what is the<br />

consequence of that?’’<br />

Mrs Roberts says show committees are<br />

considering whether they need to employ<br />

security staff on the gates, instead of<br />

volunteers.<br />

‘‘It adds cost and we need to consider if<br />

we are going to get the same numbers.’’<br />

Given the numbers attending the<br />

Oxford show in recent years it is likely it<br />

would meet the 5000 spectator threshold<br />

for the Government’s Events Transition<br />

Support Payment scheme.<br />

But other, smaller <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

shows may not be eligible, adding to the<br />

uncertainty.<br />

This year’s Amuri A&P Show was<br />

cancelled when the region was plunged<br />

into Alert Level 2aweek before the show.<br />

Secretary Kim Balcombe says her<br />

And the winner is ... Acommunity fun day<br />

replaced this year’s Amuri A&P Show due to<br />

Covid­19 restrictions.<br />

PHOTO:FILE<br />

committee hopes to go ahead with next<br />

year’s show, but has been seeking legal<br />

advise to better understand the traffic<br />

light framework.<br />

‘‘Normally we have the local school<br />

PTA on the gate, but we feel like it’s not<br />

really fair for aparent to be on the gate if<br />

you get someone who is being abusive.<br />

‘‘We also need to consider what<br />

happens if someone jumps the fence who<br />

isn’t vaccinated.’’<br />

She says several show volunteers are<br />

choosing not to be vaccinated, meaning<br />

they will not be able to attend the show.<br />

Entries for the Amuri A&P Show<br />

opened last week, but there was adelay<br />

in posting out schedules as Ms Balcombe<br />

waited for envelops to arrive from<br />

Auckland.<br />

The Hawarden A&P Show committee is<br />

pressing ahead with plans to host aRoyal<br />

Event in March, while the Kaikoura A&P<br />

Show is first out of the blocks on<br />

February 26.<br />

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African love grass<br />

Eragrostis curvula<br />

• Clump-forming,perennial grassthatgrowsup<br />

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• Blackish-purpleovalseeds attached to stems,<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Velvet contest win surprise for Oxford farmer<br />

35<br />

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

competition.<br />

PHOTOS: SUPPLIED<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Boyd Slemint was shocked to take<br />

home the Overall Supreme<br />

Championaward in the Oxford<br />

A&P Association’s Velvet<br />

competition.<br />

The winning head, off a5­yearoldred<br />

stag, alsowon the district<br />

red competition.<br />

It weighed in at 7.8kg. The stag<br />

is out of ahind running at the<br />

Slemint property at Glentui, near<br />

Oxford.<br />

Boyd also won the commercial<br />

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• Helicopter flight training from beginner students to CPLH.<br />

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• Aerial pest control, with transportableheli-trailer.<br />

• Other services includemustering, lifting, frostprotection.<br />

class for headsofvelvetupto5kg,<br />

and third prizeinthe districtred<br />

competition.<br />

He says he was abit<br />

overwhelmed to take out the<br />

supreme prize, and otherprizes in<br />

the competition, as there were<br />

manyimpressive heads of velvet<br />

put up for judging.<br />

Interest was high in this year’s<br />

velvet competition.<br />

Atotalof29entries were<br />

enteredinthe event, up from 24<br />

the previous year.<br />

Heads entered in the<br />

competition camefrom as far<br />

afieldasAshburton, with agood<br />

line­up of local entries.<br />

Results were:<br />

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Pre-Christmas milk bonus<br />

Dairy farmers have received awelcomed<br />

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Fonterra has lifted its <strong>2021</strong>/22 forecast<br />

farmgate milk price range from $8.40 to<br />

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With amidpoint of $8.70/kgMS it will<br />

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‘‘It’s the result of consistent strong<br />

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‘‘We’ve seen the impact of anumber of<br />

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includes the high price of feed in the<br />

United States, which has seen milk<br />

production growth stall and alowerthan­expected<br />

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Europe.’’<br />

He said Fonterra’s New Zealand milk<br />

supply is down around by around three<br />

percent compared to the same time last<br />

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Milk supply is expected to be less than<br />

last season’s 1539 million kgMS.<br />

But with improving weather conditions<br />

and forecast milk collections for the<br />

balance of this season expected to be on<br />

par with last season, Mr Hurrell is<br />

predicting production of around 1525<br />

million kgMS.<br />

‘‘We’ve seen demand soften slightly in<br />

China, but global demand remains<br />

strong, and we think that will remain the<br />

case for the short to medium term.<br />

‘‘A higher forecast farmgate milk price<br />

at this level can put pressure on our<br />

margins and therefore our earnings,<br />

which is why we’ve reduced the top end<br />

of our earnings guidance.’’<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> sheep and beef<br />

farmers are focusing on the positives in a<br />

time of uncertainty.<br />

Farmers spoken to by <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

<strong>News</strong> say there is plenty of cause for<br />

optimism while payouts in the red meat<br />

sector remain high and the grass is green.<br />

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

meat and wool chairperson Daniel<br />

Maxwell says his Cheviot farm received a<br />

welcomed boost of 25mls of rain at the<br />

end of last month.<br />

‘‘We were really needing that. We were<br />

getting quite dry and it’s good to see the<br />

markets are strong for both cattle and<br />

sheep.’’<br />

But rising costs and interest rates<br />

mean farmers will need to watch their<br />

budgets closely.<br />

He says urea cost $738 atonne in April,<br />

but has now jumped up to $1190.<br />

‘‘I’ve never seen this much inflation in<br />

farming before, so we need those good<br />

prices to keep us going.’’<br />

Meat and wool vice­chairperson Stu<br />

Fraser, of Hurunui, says the recent rain<br />

had given farmers around the Hawarden<br />

and Mason’s Flat areas aboost.<br />

He says several farmers have weaned<br />

lambs early, with the store lamb market<br />

dropping from $4.20 to $3.50 akilogram in<br />

recent weeks due to the dry conditions.<br />

There were also concerns freezing<br />

works capacity could be impacted if<br />

there was aCovid­19 outbreak.<br />

Culverden farmer Sam Holland says<br />

while he hasn’t had as much moisture on<br />

his farm as he would like, alack of heat<br />

and wind means his pastures are staying<br />

green for longer.<br />

‘‘It’s probably reasonably similar to<br />

what it was like up until this time last<br />

year, with the long, slow start to spring.<br />

‘‘It’s patchy. Some places are not quite<br />

as good, and some have had agood rain.’’<br />

Lamb survival has been good, with<br />

minimal ewe deaths, he says.<br />

Mr Holland runs entirely stud stock,<br />

with 2500 ewes plus replacements and<br />

265 Charolais breeding cows, with all<br />

young stock finished on the property.<br />

The stud sheep are amix of Texel,<br />

Romtex and Suftex.<br />

The Holland family sells around 500 to<br />

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Mr Holland spends amonth selling<br />

rams, with clients making appointments<br />

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‘‘It’s an important time for people. It’s<br />

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‘‘It’s nice for people to be able to come<br />

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spend abit of time with each client.’’<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

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

Christmas Tree Festival<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> Christmas Tree Festival<br />

started this week in the Rangiora Council Service<br />

Centre foyer and runs until Friday 17 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Pop inand check out the 30+ trees decorated by<br />

local schools and businesses. Entry is by gold coin<br />

donation and you can vote for your favourite tree.<br />

You can also buy araffle ticket to be the draw to<br />

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Money raised from the Christmas Tree Festival<br />

will be given to Karanga Mai Parents College and<br />

Rachel's house both helping women and children in<br />

the community.<br />

In can get alittle crowded at times and we need to<br />

keep numbers below 50soplease be patient ifyou<br />

need to wait aminute or two before getting in.<br />

The War onWeeds<br />

It’s the spring flush and the time of year when<br />

weeds grow like, well, weeds. So, how does the<br />

Council do battle with these fast-growing invasive<br />

pest plants?<br />

The Waimakariri District Council is responsible for<br />

weed control across 4.9 million square metres of<br />

land that includes public parks, reserves, cemeteries,<br />

dog parks and green spaces. If you can visualise<br />

having to weed the equivalent of 566 rugby fields,<br />

you’ll see that it would be ahuge undertaking.<br />

Greenspace Manager Grant MacLeod says arange<br />

of methods are used including line trimming, hand<br />

weeding and spraying.<br />

Concerns have been raised around spraying in dog<br />

parks and warning signage being packed away<br />

before the residue is fully dry. Grant says the<br />

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“Warning signage will nowbele on-site fortwo hours<br />

following sprayingwith herbicide, allowing enough<br />

time forthe spray residue to dry off.” said Grant.<br />

“When deciding whichapproach we’ll use,weneedto<br />

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With growing sensitivity around spraying, Council<br />

contractors line trim in parks and reserves where<br />

possible, but it’s not always the most effective<br />

solution. Spraying remains the most practical<br />

option for controlling weeds in gravel paths and<br />

roadside verges.<br />

The Council has stringent procedures inplace<br />

around the use of sprays. Contractors set up<br />

warning signage in the immediate area and work<br />

is carried out during favourable weather conditions<br />

to speed up the drying time.<br />

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Oxford Aquatic Centre is currently operating under<br />

limited hours while we’re looking forqualifiedstaff, but<br />

it’shoped this should be resolved by the New Year.<br />

The pool is usually open until 6pm on weekdays<br />

and 7pm in the weekend. However, currently the<br />

facility is closing at 4.30pm and 5pm respectively.<br />

Record low unemployment and the ongoing<br />

impacts of Covid has made recruitment more<br />

difficult than in previous years. Employees require<br />

the appropriate lifeguard certification and apolice<br />

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Ltd. Specialists in farm<br />

machineryand farm clean<br />

ups, old vehicles etc.<br />

100% locally owned.<br />

Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

2312759<br />

Clearing out the<br />

house this summer?<br />

WANTED<br />

ANTIQUE FURNITURE<br />

and good quality<br />

second hand furniture<br />

Happytotravel<br />

Phone Rick 021 376883<br />

or email photo to:<br />

hall.coffey@xtra.co.nz<br />

BUYING estate type old<br />

china, crystal, collectables,<br />

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or<br />

313 1878.<br />

Wanted To Rent<br />

WANTED TO RENT OR LEASE<br />

3-5 acres with a2-3a brm cottage,<br />

verylong term.<br />

Within 20 minutes of Rangiora.<br />

Mature, professionalfemale. female.<br />

Clean tidy habits,reliable.<br />

Knowledgeable, capable, self-sufficient.<br />

Enjoys well-presentedhome and<br />

garden.Nodogs dogs or children -has cat<br />

andhorses. Ownfencing, sensible<br />

horses. Preferindependence,<br />

not willing to share space.<br />

Ph 027 472 6391<br />

SPORT &CLASSIFIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

2433278<br />

Public Notices<br />

Pets<br />

45<br />

Mixed results for NC cricket teams<br />

CRICKET<br />

Leeston­Southbridge edged closer<br />

to the topofthe country cricket<br />

standings at the weekend after a<br />

fighting winoverOxford­Rangiora.<br />

There were also big wins for<br />

Sefton and Ohokainroundnineof<br />

theCRV AmbreedCountryPremier<br />

OneDay <strong>2021</strong>/22 competition on<br />

Saturday.<br />

Back home at Pearson Park, in<br />

what was Oxford club stalwart Luke<br />

Waghorn's 200th senior match,<br />

Oxford­Rangiora wonthe tossand<br />

battedfirst.<br />

But theVikings were soon in<br />

trouble, losing early wickets<br />

including Waghorn cheaply, and<br />

were teetering at50/4.<br />

As hesooften does, DavidFulton<br />

(35runsoff 68 balls)helpedsteady<br />

the ship, along with Mitch Power (32<br />

off 61).<br />

Thehometeamscrambled<br />

through to 143/9inits 45 overs, with<br />

Tim Gruijters’ quality off­spin the<br />

SPORTS RESULTS<br />

RangioraBridge Club<br />

Grey Pairs:<strong>North</strong>/South:Joyce<br />

Gray/Dawn Simpson 1, Colleen<br />

Adam/Robyn Dawson 2, Sue<br />

Solomons/CraigShannahan 3.<br />

East/West: JanicePickering/<br />

HeatherWaldron1,Fern McRae/<br />

David McRae2,Gaynor Hurford/<br />

Helen Paterson 3.<br />

Summer Pairs: Derek Wilson/<br />

Alison Price 1, Jenny Shore/<br />

Colleen Adam 2, Phillipa Watkins/<br />

NoreenThompson3.Summer<br />

Teams: Born To Win —Sue<br />

Solomons/HelenThornburgh/<br />

pickofthe Leeston­Southbridge<br />

bowlers, taking3/19off his nine<br />

overs.<br />

Leeston­Southbridge also<br />

struggledtoformpartnershipsinits<br />

chase,with<strong>Canterbury</strong>batter<br />

HarryChamberlain nicking off<br />

second balltoSam Fleming, who<br />

took three wickets.<br />

At 124/8the match hung in the<br />

balance, until New Zealand Army<br />

captain Dougald Munro scored a<br />

composed 22 not out of 27 balls.<br />

Sefton thumped Lincolnby71<br />

runs at Lincoln Domain after<br />

another fine knock by Amandep<br />

Arora, who made 85 in Sefton’s<br />

221/9.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>PlunketShield<br />

seamer Fraser Sheat took thenew<br />

ball for Seftonand took fivewickets,<br />

but doingmostofhis damage in<br />

mopping up the tail.<br />

Lincolnopener TaylorHolland<br />

battednicely for hisaggressive48at<br />

thetopofthe order.<br />

After being 121/3 in the 26th over,<br />

and looking likely to chase down the<br />

target,Lincoln collapsed, losingits<br />

MoodyShokryWarwick Wyatt1.<br />

JuniorEvening:N/S:Annette<br />

Caldwell/Gail Dunlop 1, LizCalder/<br />

Lindsey Sigglekow 2, Paul<br />

Williams/DenisMilne3.E/W:<br />

WayneHutchings/Stuart Atkinson<br />

1, SueJones/Lynne John 2, Murray<br />

Davis/Sharyn Davis3.<br />

Christmas Pairs: N/S: Heather<br />

Waldron/Joyce Gray 1, Veronica<br />

Hall/Dawn Simpson 2, Babs­Merel<br />

de Visser/Sarah Waldron3.E/W:<br />

DavidRainey/David McRae 1, Jill<br />

Amer/AndrewFindlay2,Tony<br />

Biddington/Dave Tocker3.<br />

Amberley GolfClub<br />

Closing Dayprize giving: Men N<br />

Granger 38, WVan Zuylen 38, K<br />

Rattray34, NScott 33, RDenby33,<br />

Garage sale not your thing?<br />

Sell your stuff in our<br />

classifieds!<br />

Email info@ncnews.co.nz tofind out more!<br />

Request fortender<br />

Tender: 21/<strong>09</strong> Licence to occupy for stock<br />

grazing purposes<br />

Property: Domett Recreation Reserve and<br />

Domett Reserve (combined)<br />

LEGAL:<br />

Domett Recreation Reserve - GAZ 81-851 85-1405<br />

RES 3241 BLK XVI LOWRYPEAKS SD -DOMETT REC<br />

RESERVE<br />

DomettReserve-GAZ 81-85185-1405RES 3158BLK<br />

XVI LOWRYPEAKSSD-DOMETTREC RESERVE<br />

LOCATION: 669 Domett Rd, Domett and 28 Hurunui<br />

Mouth Rd (adjoining properties).<br />

AREA: 7.90 hectares.<br />

Full information,includingtender documents areavailable<br />

fromthe Council website<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz–Home >YourCouncil >Tenders<br />

Enquiriescan be made to TomGilpin on 027 8087797 or<br />

emailtom.gilpin@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

Tenders will close at 5pm on Monday 20<strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong> (NewZealand Time).<br />

Tenders must be delivered to the reception at Hurunui<br />

District Council, 66 Carters Road, Amberley 7441 or<br />

posted to Tender Box, Hurunui District Council, PO Box<br />

13,Amberley 7441.<br />

2442758<br />

Pets<br />

½PRICE<br />

DOG FOOD<br />

MEAT2U.NZ<br />

313 0022<br />

2424357<br />

final sevenwickets for just 29 runs.<br />

Southbrook suffereda<br />

humiliatingnine wicket defeat at<br />

home to Ohoka.<br />

On adifficult battingpitch,Austin<br />

Hamiltonand George Mauger<br />

ripped throughSouthbrook’stop<br />

order before Hamish Williamsand<br />

Rhys Mariu finishedtheinningsoff<br />

forjust62runs. Ohoka knocked off<br />

the meagre total in12.3overs for the<br />

lossofjustDanielLyons.<br />

Shortscorecards:<br />

Oxford­Rangiora 143/9(DFulton<br />

35, MPower32; TGruijters 3/19, S<br />

Chamberlain2/19) losttoLeeston­<br />

Southbridge 144/8(TGruijters 31,D<br />

Munro 22no; SFleming 3/38, JSail<br />

2/27, JWaghorn 2/28).<br />

Sefton 221/9 (A Arora 85,B<br />

Fleming 29,MSmith21; AGulati<br />

2/29, EPaterson2/50) beatLincoln<br />

150(THolland 48, LRobinson 23, J<br />

Suzana21; FSheat 5/33,TWaller<br />

2/33, CWarner2/36).<br />

Southbrook 62 (L Blom 20;G<br />

Mauger 3/10,RMariu2/5, A<br />

Hamilton2/12, HWilliams2/13) lost<br />

to Ohoka64/1 (R Mariu 34no).<br />

GDemmocks 32.Women: JBishop<br />

31, BScott 30.Twos: WVan Zuylen,<br />

KRattray. Excel Design Longest<br />

Putt: JBrown.<br />

Mid Week Men: NReeves 40, K<br />

Rayner 38, DEsler 36, BFitzgerald<br />

36, DarrylSmith 36. Twos: M<br />

Carson,NReeves(x2). Club<br />

Championships: Senior:Jed<br />

Robertson. Intermediate:Ben<br />

Rayner.Junior: Laurie<br />

Widdowson. Presidents: Bruce<br />

Mills.<br />

Waimakariri Gorge Women’s Golf<br />

Stableford: 18 Holes: LScott 37,1;<br />

NWeavers36, 2; LPattonand J<br />

Collins35, equally 3; JAllen32, 4.<br />

9Holes: RBenny 17, 1; SFarrar 14,<br />

2; JSmith13, 3.<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

ANIMAL AND PET<br />

minding service available.<br />

Experienced, knowledgeable<br />

person, small animals<br />

and large. Affordable rates.<br />

Waipara/Amberley area.<br />

Phone Karen 027 733 4892.


CLASSIFIED<br />

46 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Eagle JI Ltd has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of an On-Licence in<br />

respect of the premises<br />

situated at 67 Williams<br />

Street, Kaiapoi, or the<br />

Tavern known as Kaikanui<br />

Tavern.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business to be conducted<br />

under the licence is<br />

Tavern.<br />

The days on which and<br />

the hours during alcohol is<br />

intended to be sold under<br />

the licence are: Sunday to<br />

Thursday 8am to 11pm,<br />

Friday - Saturday 8am<br />

-1am.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee, 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of the<br />

licence may, not later than<br />

15 days working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee,<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the<br />

renewal of alicence may<br />

be made in relation to a<br />

matter other than amatter<br />

specified in section 131<br />

of the sale and supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2443765v1<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICEOF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

OFF-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101,SALE<br />

AND SUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOLACT 2012<br />

Eagle JI Ltd has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of an Off Licence in<br />

respect of the premises<br />

situated at 67 Williams<br />

Street, Kaiapoi or the<br />

Bottle shop known as<br />

Bottle OKaikanui.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Bottle Shop.<br />

The days on which and<br />

the hours during which<br />

alcohol is (or is intended to<br />

be) sold under the licence<br />

are Monday -Sunday8am<br />

-10pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing ofthe objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the<br />

renewal of alicence may<br />

be made in relation to a<br />

matter other than amatter<br />

specified in section 131<br />

of the Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

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WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT COUNCIL<br />

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARYMEETING<br />

•An Extraordinary meeting of the Waimakariri<br />

District Council has been scheduled on Friday 10<br />

<strong>December</strong> at 12pm to be held in the Council<br />

Chamber,215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

GOVERNANCE MANAGER<br />

2443860<br />

Art Deco<br />

Garden Party<br />

KaiapoiGarden<br />

Club<br />

26 th February2022<br />

Tickets available<br />

Kaiapoi i-SITE<br />

$25 -cash only<br />

Ideal Xmas present<br />

2442431<br />

Gardening<br />

A+ GARDEN hedges cut<br />

to perfection. Tree &arbor<br />

work. For aquote. Phone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

HOUSESITTERS available.<br />

Retired couple available<br />

over the holiday period<br />

while our own home is<br />

built. Ph 027 731 3004.<br />

Garage Sales<br />

GARAGE SALE<br />

SHOP<br />

CLEARANCE<br />

Fri 10 th &Sat 11 th<br />

Dec, 8am-3pm<br />

9Topito Rd, Tuahiwi<br />

Outdoor furniture, table sets,<br />

bar leaners, garden seats,<br />

retro &collectible items,<br />

Oak wine barrels, workshop<br />

&h/hold items, industrial<br />

2441100<br />

planer,kayaks,dust<br />

extractor,copper planter<br />

boxes etc.<br />

Trade Quotes Co-Ordinator<br />

and<br />

Sales &Rep Support<br />

Can you work hard and smart?<br />

Do you want to be part of asuccessfulteam?<br />

Doyou know the difference between trade and retail?<br />

Can you “live” not just talk, excellent customer service?<br />

Can you help turn our customers and trade partners into<br />

advocates for our business?<br />

Do you want to be apartofagrowing business where you<br />

are valued, can make adifferenceand are important?<br />

Great, and do you have:<br />

•Experience with trade building supplies<br />

•Experience with residential building<br />

•Experience with quotations and pricing<br />

•The abilitytoread house plans, and make decisions<br />

from them<br />

•Experience with Microsoft excel, word &outlook<br />

•Exceptional organisational skills<br />

•Ability to problem solve<br />

•Strong people skills<br />

If so, please send us your CV as we are currently looking<br />

for suitable applicants for the position of Trade Quotes Co-<br />

Ordinator at McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega Rangiora.<br />

We offer agreat working environment in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

with ongoing training and competitive remuneration.<br />

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in place,<br />

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.<br />

If you think you can add value to our team please forward<br />

your application including an up to date CV to: Trade<br />

Quotes Co-Ordinator,McAlpines Mitre 10MEGA, Private<br />

Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:<br />

applications@mcalpines.co.nz<br />

Forklift Driver needed for our Inwards<br />

Goods team.<br />

Full Time Fixed Term Contract<br />

MONDAY -FRIDAY<br />

We are seeking to employ an experienced Forklift Driver<br />

with the right attitude and skills to join our Inwards Goods<br />

team at our growing Mitre 10 Mega Store in Rangiora.<br />

The successful applicant will have amix of skills and<br />

experience:<br />

• forkliftlicense &OSH certificate<br />

• forkliftingexperience in abusyenvironment<br />

Andasthe Inwards Goods team is critical in our business,<br />

you will:<br />

• displaya“Can-do “attitude<br />

• demonstrate the ability to get the job done<br />

• bereliable flexibleand disciplined<br />

• beabletothink and act on the go<br />

• beagoodteamplayer<br />

Havingworked well in ateamand/orbyyourself you will:<br />

• showaneye for detail and proactive planning<br />

• havegreat communication skills<br />

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy inplace,<br />

apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.<br />

Written applications including your CV should be forwarded<br />

to: Forklift Driver – Inward Goods, McAlpines Mitre<br />

10 MEGA,Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440 or email:<br />

applications@mcalpines.co.nz<br />

FOR HIRE portable cattle<br />

yards & ramp, Loburn.<br />

Phone 027 540 0027.<br />

FALCONS &<br />

COMMODORES<br />

WANTED<br />

Suitable for<br />

dismantling or repairs<br />

Ph 313 7216<br />

2412522<br />

Livestock<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

2439313<br />

HOMEKILL & Wild<br />

Game meat processing. Ph<br />

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

Due to increasing demand,<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora is seeking<br />

experienced, qualified and<br />

enthusiastic primary teachers and<br />

especially an applicant able to<br />

teach math up to NCEA level 1for<br />

its Rangiora centre. Teachers will<br />

work with no more than 4students<br />

on an individual programmes and<br />

must be excited about making a<br />

difference. All qualified applicants<br />

welcome, including vibrant<br />

retired teachers. Looking to make<br />

appointments now for 2022.<br />

Govt. vaccine mandate will apply.<br />

Further information from,<br />

and brief resumes to:<br />

rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz<br />

or by calling the centre Director,<br />

Dr. Grant Dykes (03) 313 3638.<br />

School Bus DriversRequired<br />

We areproud to be atransportprovider forthe<br />

Ministry of Education in the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

area. We arelooking forSchool Bus Driverstodrive<br />

morning and afternoon school runs andtechnology<br />

routes.<br />

Days of work areMondaytoFridayduring the<br />

school term. Extracharter work will be available at<br />

times.<br />

If youareorhave:<br />

• AClass 1or2licence and aPendorsement<br />

• Excellentcommunication skills<br />

• ATeam player<br />

• Health and Safety focused<br />

• Keen to contribute andacan-do attitude<br />

• Fully vaccinated againstCovid 19 as of the<br />

2nd January2022<br />

Then this could be ajob foryou. Support to achieve<br />

licensing maybegiven to suitable applicants.<br />

Please registeryour interest by emailing<br />

manager@torlessetravel.co.nz or ring03313 5453.<br />

REFUSE<br />

COLLECTION<br />

RUNNER<br />

We require arunner for<br />

our <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

refuse and recycling<br />

truck and general<br />

duties at our transfer<br />

station.<br />

This is afull time position.<br />

Must be fit and strong<br />

as this is a physically<br />

demanding job.<br />

Must be reliable, have<br />

own transport and work<br />

well in ateam.<br />

The position is based in<br />

Amberley.<br />

Ph 0212801123<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

ANY old cars, anything pre<br />

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,<br />

Classic Cars. Please call<br />

027 258 8366.<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

WANTED to buy Ford,<br />

Holden, Chrysler or<br />

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any<br />

other types considered, any<br />

condition. Please phone<br />

Tony 027 313 5000.<br />

A PAINTER WITH<br />

PASSION! Local painter<br />

with 30 years of quality and<br />

integrity in all aspects of<br />

painting. Phone Mike on<br />

021 <strong>09</strong>03 8546.<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

AFFORDABLE concrete<br />

cutting with quality and<br />

removal work. Free quotes.<br />

No job too small. Ph 027<br />

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052<br />

or A/H 03 359 4605.<br />

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

arbour work, pruning, tree<br />

removal. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

ARBORIST qualified.<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

2442112<br />

Trade&Services<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

SUMMERFIELD<br />

FENCING<br />

IN YOUR AREA NOW.<br />

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,<br />

horse, all types of animals.<br />

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

shelters, runs.<br />

30+ years contract fencing.<br />

Steve is available to help with<br />

your design &planning.<br />

Ph office03312 4747<br />

2<strong>09</strong>1848<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

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

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Rob 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 2227597<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2220615<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

Trade &Services<br />

CHIMNEY<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

Accumulation of soot seriously<br />

affects performance.<br />

Latest rotary brush technology.<br />

Free moisture check<br />

on wood. Safety inspection.<br />

All work insured and guaranteed.<br />

From $70 single<br />

story. 0800 SWEEPME or<br />

021 0277 1927. Visit<br />

www.sweepnz.co.nz.<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

SWEEPS Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

Movemen Ltd<br />

2Men &agood sized truck.<br />

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

Kaiapoi based.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

movemen.co.nz<br />

2401953<br />

2362002<br />

027 216 0000<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. — Ph. 03-<br />

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

SHEEP SHEARING,<br />

drenching, feet trimming.<br />

For Lifestyle blocks. Call<br />

Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2225862<br />

CRAIGS Trees<br />

(03) 327-4190<br />

TREE REMOVALS<br />

THINNING &PRUNING<br />

STUMPGRINDING<br />

FELLING &TOPPING<br />

FULLYINSURED<br />

QUALIFIED ARBORIST<br />

Free Quotes<br />

027 2299 454<br />

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz<br />

2434390<br />

VALUATION -<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

geoff@maxval.co.nz.<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

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privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

Free Quotes <strong>Canterbury</strong> and Districts<br />

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

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

2434425<br />

Air Conditioning<br />

Stay cool this summer<br />

Call us now for your free quote<br />

03 310 6087<br />

18 Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

Design |Installation |Servicing<br />

Appliance Repairs<br />

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN<br />

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE<br />

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,<br />

Ariston, LG, Classique,Haier,<br />

Samsung andmore....<br />

“Forbestresults be sure to useauthorised service”<br />

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES<br />

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810<br />

2332343v2<br />

Butchery<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

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WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE<br />

2227889v2<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

For all your electrical needs. Residential &Commercial<br />

Phone 03 313 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

2420841<br />

Electrician<br />

▪ Painting ▪ Gardening<br />

▪ Fencing ▪ Lawn mowing<br />

▪ All General Maintenance<br />

Performed to the highest<br />

standard by a straight up,<br />

honest, Handy Guy<br />

No job too small!<br />

Flat hourly rate, no hidden surprises!<br />

THE<br />

HANDY<br />

GUY!<br />

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YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

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2269236<br />

Engineering<br />

For your Engineering needs<br />

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821<br />

toppeng@xtra.co.nz<br />

Landscaping<br />

For all your landscaping needs<br />

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and<br />

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures<br />

and more...Lifestyle Block, Rural and Residential.<br />

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394<br />

www.blackhill.co.nz<br />

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd<br />

2372616v2<br />

2397712v5<br />

Glass &Windscreens<br />

pet doors installed<br />

from only $165<br />

If it stands still<br />

long enough we<br />

will paint it<br />

•17metre spray<br />

booth<br />

•FullPaint &Panel<br />

Service<br />

•Insurance Work<br />

Panel &Paint<br />

•Fullcoachbuilding service, fabricating<br />

doors, lockers, windows, tanks<br />

•PaintingMotorhomes, Caravans, Boats,<br />

Trucks,Tractors&Cars<br />

Now moved to 8Seven Mile Drive, Belfast<br />

Phone (03) 323 4115<br />

www.autobodyrepairs.co.nz<br />

2434776<br />

2438377<br />

Plumber &Gasfitter<br />

PLUMBER &GASFITTER<br />

Maintenance &Filtration<br />

Plumbing renovations/<br />

Plumbing alterations &New Build<br />

Cylinder replacement<br />

Gas hot water,Gas Cooking &more..<br />

EMERGENCYAFTER HOURS<br />

Call James ph: 022 063 15 85<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm<br />

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

1902273<br />

Quarry Supplies<br />

QUARRY SUPPLIES<br />

2426159<br />

●CAP 65 ● CAP 40<br />

●CAP 20 ● Pit Run<br />

●Large Soakpit Boulders<br />

●Crusher Dust<br />

●Screened Sand<br />

●Horse Arena Sand<br />

Dean Hurley0274 336 993<br />

hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz<br />

2064 Tram Road<br />

Skip Hire<br />

100% locally owned and operated<br />

Hardfill |Green Waste |General Waste |BuilderSkips<br />

Various sizes to suit all needs<br />

Commercial placement at competitive rates<br />

Call us directly on 021 280 1132<br />

wastecontrolskips@gmail.com<br />

www.wastecontrolskips.co.nz<br />

Get 5% off your first skip order, use code WASTE5<br />

2431576<br />

CAP 65<br />

CAP 40<br />

CAP 20<br />

Shingle<br />

SHINGLE SUPPLIES<br />

Quarry Prices<br />

DRAINAGE CHIP<br />

from $40 per cube<br />

from $23 per cube<br />

from $25 per cube<br />

from $30 per cube<br />

all +gst<br />

Plus all excavation and truck hire<br />

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions<br />

CONTRACTING<br />

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302<br />

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz<br />

20<strong>09</strong>594<br />

SALES<br />

PARTS<br />

SERVICE<br />

ACCESSORIES<br />

ON-FARM VISITS<br />

Water Blasters, Log Splitters, Generators,<br />

Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Air Tools, Spray<br />

Equipment, Replacement Ag Seats, Small Motors.<br />

Free local machinerydelivery.<br />

Richard Black www.BLAX.nz<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>owned &operated<br />

2435547v2<br />

Tools &Equipment<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> is taking a<br />

break over the holiday season.<br />

Our office closes on the 17 th <strong>December</strong><br />

and will reopen on the 10 th January.<br />

We would like to thank all of our advertisers<br />

and readers for their continued support<br />

and look forward to seeing you all again in 2022.<br />

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


Arthur BurkeLtd<br />

Trusted in <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> since1935<br />

2019 Holden<br />

Colorado Z71<br />

2017 Mazda BT-50<br />

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ARTHUR BURKELTD<br />

Established 1935


RELAX<br />

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Spend them &<br />

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RANGIORA<br />

If youfind alower priceonanidentical stocked productlocally,wewill beatitby15%<br />

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If youfind alower priceonanidentical stocked productlocally, we will beatitby15%<br />

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

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


RANGIORA<br />

<br />

<br />

100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.<br />

Spend them &<br />

Earn them here<br />

RANGIORA<br />

If youfind alower priceonanidentical stocked productlocally,wewill beatitby15%<br />

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

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


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PLANT CARE?<br />

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