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Thursday,December16, 2021 | Issue976 | www.starnews.co.nz

Festive fun ... Conrad van Reenen (10, left) and his siblings Julia (7) and Fletcher (8) celebrate alittle bit of Christmas cheer at the end of their driveway.

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Santaand Rudolph ready to fly

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Living off the beaten track is no excusenot

to have abit of Christmas fun, bring joyto

the peopleand brightenuptheir day, says

Mel van Reenen.

And all youneed is astaple gun,

anything red, acoupleofsheets, an apple

bin and awoodencable drum.

Add imagination and creativityand you

have SantaClaus and his sleigh at your

gate.

The van Reenens liveonMendipRoad,

off the LeaderRoad on the way to Mendip

Hills Station, north west of Parnassus.

‘‘You can’t just pop out to the moviesso

you have to makeyour own fun,’’ saysMel.

She loves Christmas, and has abit of a

reputation for geeingupthe community.

Theyhave livedatMendipRoad for a

year, prior to which they wereinTasman

where she made agiant Santaout of three

apple bins.

‘‘Itwas great fun,and friends helpedme

make it,’’ says Mel who has an eye for a

bargain.

For her latestcreation, she took atrip to

the Kaikoura second hand shop, bought

anything redthatshe thought she could

weave intoaChristmasscene, and afew

other bits and bobs for about $20 and

headedhome.

Add the apple bin, awooden cable

drum, antlersfrom astag shot on the

property, and thereisRudolf, asleigh and

the jolly man himself,who incidently is

stuffed with wool.

‘Everything is recyclable,’’ says Mel,who

got alittlebit of help from her three

children.

Her creation has slowed traffic down as

they look in awe at her handiwork.

‘‘Itisamazinghow muchtraffic goes

along that road,’’ she says.

Mel has put out achallenge to the

neighbours to createsomething

‘‘Christmasy’’attheir gates. ‘‘That creates

alittle bit of competition, and festivefun.’’

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Tuckered out: agenerous haul

By DAVID HILL

The North Canterbury community has

again displayedits generosity withthe

latest Toot for Tucker food drive last

week declared asuccess.

Organiser Bev Wright says she is

thrilledwith the response across the

seven participating towns.

‘‘They’ve gone very well. Amberley was

alittle bit down, but Kaiapoi, Rangiora,

Oxford, Cust, Pegasus and Woodendall

went really well.

‘‘Covid­19 has impacted on people in

different ways,it’s put pressureonsmall

businesses and on many families.

‘‘So being abletohelp the foodbanks

means we can support our communities

through the busy Christmas period.’’

Bev says Covid­19 regulations created

some headaches for local Tootfor Tucker

organisers, forced to changed the way

they operated with mask wearingand

social distancing.

‘‘It did stretch us for awhile, working

out how we were going to manage it.

‘‘A big thing about Toot for Tucker is

the fellowship, but we couldn’t do that

the same this year.’

Volunteers at Kaiapoi Community

Support (KCS), adivision of Community

Wellbeing NorthCanterbury,believed

this year’s haul was on apar with last

year, which was considered arecord

haul.

KCS co­ordinator Gabi Barlow

organised the Kaiapoi food drive for the

first time and was thrilled with the

support.

Morethan 100 volunteers turnedout on

the night, including the Kaiapoi

Volunteer FireBrigade, Waimakariri

NZRT­12,the GrayRaven Scout Group,

the Kaiapoi­Hinemoa HockeyClub,local

businesses and localyouthgroups.

‘‘I’m really happy and Ithink the

Kaiapoi community has done an amazing

job in spreading the joy of Christmas,’’

Gabi says.

‘‘We are really starting to see the

impact of Covid on families, but this

responseshowsthat in times like these

we can see awholegroup of people come

togethertosupport the community.’’

The latest haul will get the community

pantry through the busy Christmas

period and into the New Year, Gabisays.

In Rangiora, the foodwas delivered

straighttothe Salvation Army, rather

than laying it out at Dudley Park.

RangioraSalvation Army Major Nigel

De Mainesays 40­odd cars participated

in the food drives in Rangiora, Woodend

and Pegasus ‘‘and most of themwere

pretty chocker’’.

‘‘It was one of those events where the

whole family could be involvedand that

worked out reallywell. Ithinkweare in

aseason of uncertainty with what’s

around the corner and there’s ahint of

anxiety.But it’s Christmas and it’s great

to be in acommunity like this where we

look out for eachother.’’

Food rescue ... Waimakariri NZRT­12 volunteers were out in force on the streets of Kaiapoi

during Toot for Tucker.

PHOTOS: DAVID HILL

All ages ... Waimakariri NZRT­12 volunteer

Irene Chalmers and Kyla Reid (7) collect a

bag.

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Unloading ... Waimakariri NZRT­12

volunteers unload atrailer.

All smiles ... Kaiapoi Community Support volunteers, staff and Waimakariri NZRT­12

volunteers are pleased with their haul in Kaiapoi.

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Subdivision planned near airfield

By SHELLEY TOPP

Anew subdivision proposed near the

RangioraAirfield will deliver a‘‘wow

factor’’ to the area, amember of the

RangioraAirfield Advisory Group says.

PaulWilliams, whoisalsoa

WaimakaririDistrict councillorand a

Rangiora­AshleyCommunityBoard

member, believes thedevelopment

willfuture proofthe airfield,make it

safer, because of plans to extendthe

runway,and helpmake it financially

selfsustaining.

The airfieldisowned andoperated

by theWaimakariri District Council

withassistancefrom the advisory

group.

‘‘Atthe moment the airfield is acost

to ratepayers but my ambition is for it

to be runprofitably andIbelievethis

development can go alongway towards

achieving that,’’ he says.

The new development, includes

nine,four­hectare residential lotson

thesouthwestsideofPriors Roadand

20 smallerlots on the opposite sideof

PriorsRoad, closertothe airfield, for

residential houses with hangars.

Thereisalso provisionfor additional

commercialhangarsinthe proposal.

Theprojectisbeing developedwith

aviationenthusiastsinmind by

Fernsidecivil engineeringcontractor

DanielSmith, of DM andADSmith

Investments.

Mr Smith met withthe advisory

group latelastmonthtooutline details

of hisproposal forthe area.

‘‘Thegroup supportsthe proposal

100percent,’’ Mr Williams says.

Thedevelopmentproposal includes

tarsealingand straighteningpart of

Priors Road.

Althoughthe proposal willincrease

thenumberofsmall planes using the

airfield, Mr Williams does notexpect

thenoise level to increase

substantiallybecauseofthe new

development.

‘‘Thehouses in the new development

areall offthe flight path. Planes are

alreadysubjecttonoise restrictionsat

theairfieldbut theseplanesaquite

small so it is not likea747 taking off,’’

he says.

‘‘We don’tget many complaints about

aircraftatthe airfield becausethey all

take offoverthe AshleyRakahuri

River.’’

Curly Cat: The tale of atail

By ROBYN BRISTOW

CurlyCat was bullied and teasedabout his

tail.

He tried desperately to rid himself of the

taunts and evenresorted to ironing it —

unsuccessfully —and washing it at the

‘laundrocat’.

But eventually an eccentric cat groomer,

Barber Cat,sees the potential in Curly’s

tail.

CurlyCat is the eighth picture book by

Oxford author, JenniferSomervell, who

releaseditinOxford recently with her

illustrator,Zerika van Jaarsveld.

It has been lauded by Children's and

YoungAdult Book Reviewer, Bob

Decarchy, as ‘‘one of the picture books of

the year’’.

‘‘Anyone who has been bullied or teased

will relatetoCurly Cat,’’ Jennifer says.

‘‘He is mocked for his super long curly

tail,and goes to ridiculous, and hilarious

lengths to solve his problem.’’

His friends try to protect him, but

Barber Cat finally puts paidtothe poor

cat’sridicule.

Jenniferand Southland­based Zerika

decided at the end of 2020, that 2021 would

need abook with lotsofhumour.

‘‘Littledid we know,’’ saysJennifer.

‘‘We thought 2020 was difficult, but this

book’s journey to print was the roughest

ride yet.’’

Jennifersuffered aheathcrisis, from

whichshe is stillrecovering, amonth

before upload,putting the whole project in

jeopardy.

‘‘With extra help, we managed to get the

book to printontime, onlytosee it

languish in Singapore forsix weeks, as

ship after ship was cancelled or delayed.

‘‘No­onecould say whenitwould get

here,orwhat the freightwould cost. And

with Covidwedidn’t know if there would

even be amarketwhen it arrived,’’ says

Humourous tale ... Oxford author Jennifer Somervell and her illustrator Serika van

Jaarsveld sign copies of Curly Cat,the eighth book by Jennifer.

Jennifer.

Like CurlyCat who had to accepthelp to

have his tail accepted, Jennifer realised

she had to havehelp getting the book to

print.

But she says it has all been worth it.

“In theclassroom, thethemesare

comingthrough powerfully to children –of

accepting differences, of staying

connected, the power of speaking kind

words,and forgiving quickly.’’

Laughter, happytimeswith the

illustrator, andthe clear vision the pair

had for book,keptthe project on track.

‘‘Zerika and Ihad both been bulliedat

school, and we feltthe bookwould bring

comfort,and encouragepositive

conversations.’’ Justasthe bookwas going

to print, Jennifer’s animal­themed nativity

story, ABaa­rilliant Adventure,had added

to its silver medal, witharaftoffirst place

awards in the PurpleDragonflyBook

Awards.

‘‘That gave us ahuge lift at the toughest

timeinthe process. And yes, it was all

worth it.’’

Curly Cat and ABaa­riliant Adventure

are availableatEmma’sofOxford, North

Canterbury Books, Wee Kiwisand onlineat

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Water reforms

pause welcome

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Hurunui MayorMarieBlack

has welcomed the

Government’s announcement

that it will delay a‘‘critical

piece’’ of the ThreeWaters

Legislation.

However, although she sees

the decisionaspositive, she

warnsitdoesn’t determinethe

desired outcome thatmany in

localgovernment want.

But it was areflection of the

solidarity exhibitedbylocal

council’s throughout New

Zealand in their opposition to

the Three Waters Reform.

“As one collective voice, a

significantlylarge proportion

of local councilshave

expressedconcerns about the

reform.”

The Three Waters Entity Bill

was to be introduced this

month, after the government

mandated the reformon

October 27. This was despite

promisingcouncils they could

opt out.

Last week the Government

decided to pausethe reforms

untilanindependent Working

Group, has had achance to

submit feedback in the new

year.

The Working Group was

created in response to

concernsexpressed by the

localgovernment sectorabout

the proposed model. The

working party willexamine the

model’s governance,

representation and

accountability.

Mrs Blacksays the council is

continuing to unanimously

stand by the concernsithad

raisedinaletter to Local

Government Minister Nanaia

MahutaonOctober 1.

The letter outlined concerns

about the reform notbeingwell

designed, not fit for purpose for

the Hurunui District,and

based on financialmodelling

which took awaycontrol from

the people.Itwas also too light

on details regarding the impact

of the futureregulatory

environment, theletter said.

‘‘We askedthe government to

push pause, and we expect a

further pausetoachieve

success.’’

The Hurunui District

Council has held formal

consultationwith its

communities over its plans to

opposethe government’s

proposed Three Waters

Reform, with119 submissions

received on the matterwhen it

closedlast Sunday.

Meanwhile Waimakariri

Mayor Dan Gordon,has

welcomed the Government

delaying introducing the

legislation to Parliament.

‘‘Hopefully the Government

will slow this reform down, let

the new water regulator

embed,and get backaround

the table and talk to councils.

Forcing this through is in noone’s

interest,’’ says Mr Gordon.

CHRISTMAS

AT THE RACES

Amberley pool progress ... Despite delays in the delivery of cladding, contractors hope to have 80 percent of it

up by Christmas along with the doors and windows.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Pool opening pushed out

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The opening of the refurbished

Amberley Poolisbeing hampered

by delays in the delivery of the

cladding.

Whilethe $2 million

refurbishment is making good

headway, thereisafive week delay

in the manufacture and supply of

exteriorcladding materials from

an Auckland­based company.

This is despite the cladding

beingorderedfour months ago.

Hurunui District Council

community activator and project

leader Roger Hornblow says that

this will unfortunately affect the

anticipated January opening date.

‘‘These delaysare frustrating for

the entire teaminvolvedinthe

project, but our contractor and

theirsubcontractors are doing

everything in their power to make

up for lost time,’’ he says.

‘‘They are aiming to have80

percent of the cladding up before

Christmas and the windows and

doorsinstalled.’’

Mr Hornblow says eventhough it

is as revamp, the end product will

look likeabrand new pool.

‘‘What we will be offering the

communitywill be lightyears

aheadofthe old pool in terms of

facilitiesand programmes.’’

Kaiapoi­based Waghorn

Buildershas been contracted to

replace the roofing structure.

The northeast entrance is also

beingrelocatedtoprovide

improved access and circulation,

direct street approach and appeal.

Pool access is beingimproved,

the floor is being relevelled, and

linedand anew changingarea,

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toilets,showers andoffice spaceis

beingadded.

Mr Hornblow says it is hoped the

pool will operate untilEaster once

it doesopen, whichshould give the

council agood gauge on

communitysupport for the new

facility.

‘‘We knowcommunity use will be

strong to start with, but we needto

get through that honeymoon

period and see what the normal

use will be.’’

The outsidepool will be

demolished and the area

remodelledwithapicnic area for

families. Stage two is expected to

add an outside children’s playarea

to thesite. Thecouncil has

contributed $1.5 milliontowards

the project, with$100,000 raised by

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Hope for abusy summer

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura’s tourist operatorsare

hoping the opening of the

Aucklandborderwill lead to a

busy summer.

With Aucklanders abletotravel

again from yesterday(December

15), subject to being doublevaccinated

or producing a

negativeCovid­19 test, Kaikoura

businesses havebeen gearing up

for an influx of visitors.

Destination Kaikoura

chairpersonand Dolphin

Encounter business manager

Lynette Buurmansays at last

week’s DestinationKaikoura

Christmas partythere was akeen

anticipationofwhat lay ahead.

‘‘We are just keentosee the

future and see some business

opportunities beyondwhat we

have known for the last 18

months.

‘‘We havecourageand we have

hope for the industrytorecover

and reignite.

‘‘Next year,hand on heart,

should be better.’’

DestinationKaikoura manager

Lisa Bond saysthere has been

plenty of interest from

Aucklanders keen to escape.

There is, however, anervous

anticipationatthe prospect of the

border opening in May to

overseas tourists, she says.

‘‘Whenever we post something

on social media we get

engagement.

‘‘There’s alot of nostalgia about

Kaikoura, if you have comehere

before you wanttocome back

with your kids.’’

With the Sudima Hotel on track

to open in September next year,

Bring on the summer ...Destination Kaikoura chairperson Lynette

Buurman (left) and manager Lisa Bond are ready for abusy season.

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

there will be opportunities to

attractnew business to the town,

including conferences and

corporate events.

Alongside the main attractions

such as WhaleWatch Kaikoura,

DolphinEncounter and wildlife

adventures, the town has a

number of wet weather

attractions.

The Kaikoura Aquatic Centre

opened last month and there is

The MayfairArts and Cultural

Centre,the Kaikoura Museum,

Fyffe House and Harmon’s

classiccar museumatBernie’s

Diner.

Ms Bond, who is also a

Kaikoura district councillor, says

there are so many excitingthings

happening in Kaikoura.

‘‘If you look at the Reimagine

Kaikoura document we

developed afterthe (November

2016) earthquake,all those things

we imagined backthen are

starting to take off.’’

But there is no escapingthe

reality thatthe last two years have

been challenging for Kaikoura

tourism operators, who have been

forcedtorethink their business

models, Ms Buurman says.

Ratherthan the usual summer

boom period, operators have had

to adapttoasteady flowof

visitors throughout the yearexcept

during lockdowns.

While overseas tourists

typically stick to aset itinerary,

New Zealanders are able to take a

long weekendatamoment’s

notice or waitfor discounts.

‘‘We don’t know what’s normal

any more,’’ Ms Buurman says.

‘‘Everything is different and it’s

hard to plan ahead,’’ says Ms

Bond.

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The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021 5

Illegal paua catch

stuffed in suitcases

By ROBYNBRISTOW

Adiverhasbeencaught with

threesuitcases fullofpaua.

MPIFisheryofficers

patrollingtheKaikoura

coastline caught the diver

with 249 paua, nearly 50

times the daily limit.

One­hundred­and­eleven

(111) of the shellfish were

undersize. Thedailylimit is

five blackfootpauaper

person,withaminimum

legalsizeof125mm.

Thepaua fisheryopened

onDecember1for three

months, after being closed

forfive years because of the

2016 earthquakes that

caused seabedupliftand

damage to the marine

habitat.

On Saturdaymorning,

December11, at around5am

aFisheryOfficerandtwo

HonoraryFishery Officers

were patrolling at the top

endofthefisheryintheCape

Campbell area near

Blenheim.

‘‘Ourpeople sawthis

diver,alocal manfrom

Blenheim,gathering the pua

andstashing itinthree

suitcases.

‘‘When they approached

him athis vehicle, he backed

upthevehiclenear the

water,dumped thecases in

the waterbeforefleeing the

scene, says MPIRegional

ManagerComplianceFish,

HowardReid.

Police werecalledinand

❛ Our message to

people tempted to

steal this precious

kaimoana is not to

test us.❜

—MPI Regional Manager

ComplianceFish,HowardReid.

he was pulled overinhis

vehicle shortly afterwards.

‘‘The FisheryOfficers

recoveredthepaua, which

theman admitted gathering,

Mr Reid says.

The man had beendiving

in theveryearlyhours of the

morning so had gone to

significant effort to evade

detection.

‘‘We said whenthe

Kaikoura fishery openedfor

threemonths that we had

officers potentially out and

aboutatall hours of the day.

Ourmessage to people

tempted to steal this

precious kaimoana is not to

test us,’’ he says.

The investigation is

continuing, and the man is

likely to faceprosecution.

MrReid says the long­term

future of the fishery is

reliantonpeople following

theruleswhichare thereto

protecttheresource.

To reportanysuspicious

fishing activity, phone the

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OPINION

6 The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

Waimakariri

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

This

Week

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Moon

Wind

Swell

Merry Christmas,

MeriKirihimete!

We all knowithas beenanextraordinary

year,one unlike any of us would have

experienced before (I'msure we saidthe

same last year).

Despite this,orperhaps because of it, it

is importantthatweall taketime to reflect

in our own individualway on what

Christmas is about.

Ialwayslook forward to the seasonof

Christmas.

For me it is about spending time with my

family and enjoying seeingsomany people

connect and share joy.

When you arelookingtocrosssome

itemsoff your Christmas shoppinglist, I

hope that you will support local businesses

and services.

Please keepaneye out for people on

theirown this Christmas and holiday

period. Thisisatime for kindness and

sharing.

Thankyou to our emergency services,

medical teams and allother staff working

and keeping us safe over this holiday

period.

When we reflectonthis past year, Covid

has stillfeaturedmore thanwewould

wish.Weagain experienced lockdown and

are now adjustingtothe new traffic light

system that should hopefullyspell the end

of lockdowns.

We alsoworkedthroughasignificant

floodingevent earlier in the year.

Ihave missed the Christmasparades

and activities this year,and attending

school prize givings. These eventsare

always favourites formeand Ido

especially think of ourwider community,

and especially our students, who have

missed out on thesethis year.

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This doesn’t diminish the efforts of our

students. Congratulationsonall thatyou

have achieved —weare proud of you. Let’s

hope we’ll be in aposition to celebrate

them together next year.

The Governments reforms, especially

Three Waters, the Resource Management

Act (RMA)and Future for Local

Government, havebeen an important

focus for the council and will continueto

be throughoutnext year.Legislationon

Three Watersthat was to have already

been introduced to Parliamenthas now

been delayed,whichiswelcome news.

Hopefullythe Government will slow this

reformdown,let the new water regulator

embed,and get backaround thetable and

talk to councils.

Forcing thisthrough is in no­ones

interest. That’smyChristmas wish —

hopefully Santa candeliver on this.

It’s beenabusy year for counciland for

everyone. I’m looking forward to some

down­time, timearound home and some

leisure reading.

Ilove spending time around

Waimakariri at our beaches, aroundour

riversand enjoying our fabulouswalks.

We are fortunate to have everything we

could need on our doorsteps. And alittle

further afield day trips to Hanmer,over to

Akaroaordown to Geraldine are on the

cards —all are enjoyable places to visit.

Ihope you get somedown­time, take

time to relax and make the most of living

here in Waimakariri, the place we know as

our home.

On behalf of the Waimakariri District

Council Iwish you allavery safeand

happy Christmas and aprosperous 2022.

The following property has been reported to the policeaslost in North

Canterbury ­have you seenit?

AGray/green wallet, black Apple iPhone XR,ablack leather wallet, a21

carat gold necklace/Indian style, agreen “Anxiety” wallet with three zips,

abrown leather handbag with twohandles containing an iPhone 7

cellphone withafancycoverand cards, keys(Nissan/Suzuki/house/cycle/

circular greendisc),awhiteApple iPhone, aNike light anddarkgrey duffle

bag containing sunglasses/shoes/clothing and other belongings, ablack

iPhone 8, andglasses in black shiny casewithRangiora Eyecare on it.

The followingproperty is waiting to be claimed:

Asilver Tissotwatch (Hanmer),ablack/grey/green/yellow Kmart bike

(Kaiapoi),and ablack and gold Crest Goldscooter (Kaiapoi).

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Humbling promotion

Iwas humbledtobepromoted to the

NationalParty front bench where I

will retain the Mental Health

portfolio, emphasising the

importancetothe National Party of

prioritising mentalhealth.

As Nationals first Mental Health

and Suicide Prevention

spokesperson Ihave workedhard to

establishthis roleinOpposition,

and now my focusistoestablish this

important role in the next National

governmentasNew Zealand’s first

Minister for Mental Health and

Suicide Prevention.

Iwas also pleasedtobegiventhe

AssociateTransport portfolio,and I

intend to continue to fight for

improved roading, and safe effective

transport corridors for theSouth

Island, including the Woodend

Bypass.

The long­awaited projectwas one

Iwas able to discuss with NZTA

Waka Kotahihead James Caygill

when Imet with him in Kaiapoi. We

discussed the median safety

barriers northofthe Waimakariri

Bridge, noisefor Sneyd St residents

in Kaiapoi fromthe increased

motorway traffic, maintenance of

the on/off­ramps, and the T2 lane.

Theseare issuesconstituents

brought to me to raise on their

behalf.

We had avery positive meeting

and Jameshas taken alist of

questionsaway and Ilook forward to

receiving thetransport agency’s

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MattDoocey

MP forWaimakariri

Good

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3:48pm

Authorised by Matt Doocey MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

responses andupdating the

community earlynext year.

Havingbeen contactedbya

number of businesses and residents

frustrated with poor phone

reception and internet connectivity,

Ihaveinvited Spark, Chorus and

Enabletoameetingnext Monday,

from 6pm at the MandevilleSports

Club.

Businesses aretelling me the

problems are affecting their day­today

operations, while others are

concerned aboutmaking calls in an

emergency.

This meeting will provide an

opportunity to hear about the

obstaclestoproviding fibre­quality

internet, and allowresidents to ask

questionsand offerfeedbacktothe

providers.

It was apleasure to attend the

RangioraHigh School prize­giving

ceremonyatthe start of the month at

the JamesHay Theatre in

Christchurch.

Afterwhat has been achallenging

two yearssince Covid­19 began

impacting school life,itwas good to

see students,parentsand teachers

come together to celebrate their

achievements.There are somevery

talented young adults out there, and

Iwish all Waimakariri's schoolleavers

the very best for abright

future.

From my family to yours, wishing

you amerryChristmas andahappy

New Year.

Ruby reigns Supreme

AYear 13 Rangiora HighSchool student

Ruby Wilson has been awarded the 2021

Waitaha­Canterbury Youth Award.

Ruby was awarded the Matt Doocey MP

Supreme Awardfor Waimakariri and was

arunnerupinthe LeadershipLab young

ChangemakerAwards.

It is the second time Mr Doocey has

sponsoredthe Waimakariri award and he

is thrilled Ruby’s contributions to her

community were recognised.

‘‘Ruby is agreatexampleofayoung

leader reallyservingtheir community. As

NationalsYouth Spokesperson, Iam

closely involvedinadvocating for young

New Zealanders and Ruby is an inspiring

youngperson who has been proactive in

raising Waimakariri's youth voice at local,

regionaland national level,’’ Mr Doocey

says..

‘‘It is important that we acknowledge

theircontribution to ourcommunities.’’

Ruby has been amajor driver in making

adifference in Waimakariri for young

people.

‘‘Throughher involvement with

WaiYouth, as co­chair of the Waimakariri

YouthCouncil and her involvement in

valuable youth development initiatives,

including the Dudley Skate Park and

YouthFriendlyCommunities, she is areal

assettoour community.’’

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Amberley 3:34am 2.2 9:47am 0.7 4:22am 2.2 10:35am 0.7 5:06am 2.2 11:20am 0.7 5:49am 2.2

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Beach

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6:39am 2.2 12:25am 0.7 7:20am 2.2 1:07am 0.7 8:01am 2.2 1:48am 0.7

Motunau 4:02pm 2.2 10:12pm 0.6 4:46pm 2.1 10:57pm 0.7 5:29pm 2.1 11:42pm 0.7 6:12pm 2.1 12:13pm 0.7 6:55pm 2.1 12:55pm 0.7 7:39pm 2.1 1:36pm 0.7 8:24pm 2.1 2:17pm 0.7

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Gore Bay 4:04pm 2.2 10:14pm 0.6 4:48pm 2.1 10:59pm 0.7 5:31pm 2.1 11:44pm 0.7 6:14pm 2.1 12:15pm 0.7 6:57pm 2.1 12:57pm 0.7 7:41pm 2.1 1:38pm 0.7 8:26pm 2.1 2:19pm 0.7

3:37am 1.7 9:53am 0.6 4:25am 1.7 10:41am 0.6 5:10am 1.7 11:27am 0.6 5:54am 1.7

6:37am 1.7 12:20am 0.6 7:18am 1.7 1:03am 0.6 7:59am 1.7 1:45am 0.6

Kaikoura 4:01pm 1.6 10:07pm 0.5 4:46pm 1.6 10:52pm 0.6 5:31pm 1.6 11:37pm 0.6 6:15pm 1.6 12:11pm 0.6 6:58pm 1.6 12:53pm 0.6 7:42pm 1.6 1:36pm 0.6 8:25pm 1.6 2:18pm 0.6

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Vanessa is hooked on flying

By SHELLEY TOPP

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Apilotwith afearofheights learnt to fly

after an introduction to bush­pilot flying

in ashort­takeoffand landing (STOL)

plane.

Vanessa Martin, amember of the

Rangiora Airfield­basedCanterbury

RecreationalAircraft Club (CRAC), never

thought shewould learn to flybecause of

her intenseacrophobia. When her

husband Glenn Martin, whoisalso apilot

and CRAC member, firsttold Vanessa he

wantedtobuy heraplane, shetoldhim

she wouldnot be getting in it.

‘‘I was terrified of heights andhad no

desire to fly in asmall two­seatplane,’’

Vanessa said.

She changedher thinking afterGlenn

convinced her to fly to Kaikourawith him

for lunch one‘‘verycalm day’’ and

graduallybuiltupher tolerance to flying

as apassenger.

‘‘I usedtoclose my eyesontakeoff and

on landing and if Ireallyhateditwhenwe

wereestablished at ahighaltitude I

would put on darkglasses,closemyeyes

and listen to music all the while wishing

we wouldland soonerrather than later,’’

she said.

One dayshe flewwith Stewart Buftonin

his STOL plane. ‘‘He introducedmeto

bush­pilotflyingand fromthatday on I

was hooked,’’ she said.

Vanessa'ssmall papillondog Mr Darcy,

is alsohookedonflying.

‘‘I tookhim out to the airfieldone day

for aspecialtripinthe car. He sat in the

cockpitofthe planewhile Icleaned it and

wouldn’tget out whenIwas finished,’’ she

said.

‘‘SoIdecided to takehim up with me in

the plane andheloved it.Ever sincethen

he hasbeen my trusty co­pilot.All Ihave

to do is pickupmypilot bag andwhoosh

he is sitting in thecar ready to go to the

Flying buddies ... Vanessa Martin, amember of the Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club,

at Rangiora Airfield in her Savannah Sshort take­off and landing plane, with her co­pilot

Mr Darcy.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

field.’’

Thepair haveflown acrossCookStrait

to theNorth Island,had daytrips to

Kaikourafor picnics, landed on remote

beaches andvisited friends who have

airstrips on theirfarms.

‘‘Ican’timagine not having him in the

planewithme,’’ she said.

Vanessalearnt to fly at Rangiora

AirfieldwithGlenn and Stewart her

instructors.

‘‘Istarted in Glenn’s planeand then we

bought my SavannahSbecauseIwanted

to be aSTOL pilot and Ifinishedlearning

in my own plane,’’she said.

‘‘Getting over my fearofheights was

gradual andittook alot of patience from

both of my instructors who helpedmeget

to the point of not feelingscared whenI

was learning. Now, Ioftenjokethatafter

flyingmyplanefor five years,Ihaveonly

juststartedtoopen my eyesontake­off

and landing.’’

Her firstflying lesson wasterrifying.

‘‘It feltlike Iwas slipping on ice

because Glenn’s plane is very smooth and

respondstothe smallest corrections with

the stick,’’she said.

‘‘It tookawhiletolearn to makesmall

corrections andnot overcontrol the

plane.’’

The hardest part of learning to flywas

‘‘managingairspeed on finals in across

wind with sweaty palms’’,but ‘‘nailinga

perfectshort landing in astrong cross

wind’’, was the bestpart.

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10 The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

FitFood awinning recipe

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Focused owners with clear

strategies and systems, led to

FitFood New Zealand being

awarded the Made North

Canterbury Food and Beverage

Award at the 2021 North

Canterbury Business Awards.

The judges said FitFood was

an expanding business, in a

growing industry and had a

facility capable of handling the

budgeted growth.

‘‘They are focused owners and

aclear winner in this category,’’

they said.

The awards, hosted by

Enterprise North Canterbury,

were announced online after the

annual awards evening was

cancelled due to Covid­19

protocols.

FitFood New Zealand, owned

by Jason and Karen Olliver,

delivers delicious,healthy

prepared meals throughout New

Zealand.

‘‘We were really excited to win

the award. Our business has been

going great, and it was nice to be

recognised for that,’’ she says.

The couple have owned the

business for two and half years,

quickly outgrowing their

Ferrymead premises and moving

to Rangiora where they now

operate out of the former

Continental Caterers kitchen

facility (Kingsford Kitchens) at

Southbrook.

Karen says they had been in

the hospitality and restaurant

industry for about 15 years

before buying the company.

‘‘Ready meals are certainly the

way of the future, and we were

Ready meals ... Awinning business.

ready to try something new,’’ she

says.

They started out with two staff,

and themselves. Today they have

17 staff.

The company can deliver

between five and 9000 meals a

week, but at this time of the year

it is alittle slower with only 5000

to 6000 meals leaving the

kitchens.

Fitfood is ateam of healthconscious

entrepreneurs,

qualified nutritionist and

professional chefs dedicated to

easy healthy eating.

It has its own executive chef

who has worked all over the

world. He plans the meals, and

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his team of six chefs help create

high­quality meals based on

wholefood principles, and locally

sourced natural ingredients. The

meals are packed in recyclable

packaging to maintain their

freshness.

‘‘Fitfood fits your lifestyle. We

have meals suitable for everyone,

whether you are aprofessional

athlete, weekend warrior, gym

bunny, working parent or timeconstrained

professional,’’ says

Karen.

Auckland, Wellington and

Christchurch are FitFood’s main

markets, but it is also contracted

by other businesses to provide

ready meals.

Bus routes cut

in Waimakariri

By SHELLEY TOPP

The frequency of three

Waimakariri bus routes

havebeencut because of a

nationwide drivershortage.

Immigration issues and a

competitivelabour market

werecontributing to the

driver shortage.

EnvironmentCanterbury

(ECan), whichmanagesthe

Metro busnetwork,isnow

runningthe Monday to

Friday No.1Rangiora/

Cashmereroute, the No.95

Pegasus/Waikuku route, and

No.97 Rangiora/Pegasus

route, plusseveralothers

outside thedistrict, to a

Saturdaytimetable.

‘‘The Saturday timetable

has areduced frequencyfor

mostroutes and some routes

do notstartoperatinguntil

later in the morning,’’ an

ECanspokesman says.

The on­street devicesand

the online journey planner

toolgo.metro.co.nzhave

beenupdated to reflect the

timetable changesand

correct busarrival times.

Thisalso reflectsthe late

evening services not

runningonselectedroutes.

‘‘Over the last month we

haveunfortunatelybeen

experiencingsome trip

cancellationsdue to

nationwide driver

shortages.

‘‘Weknowuncertainty

withcancellations is

unsettling, so we have made

the hard decision to make

changes to ourtimetableson

selectroutes.

‘‘Thiswill hopefully give

customers more confidence

in ournetworkduringthe

drivershortage,’’ the

spokesman says.

‘‘Atthisstage ouroperator

has advisedustheyhave

sufficient driverstosupport

the Saturdaytimetable.

‘‘Weare mindful that

Covid­19 couldcausesome

challenges andwillbe

closely monitoring driver

availabilitytosupport any

future changes that may be

required,’’hesays.

‘‘Wehave recently

updated our systemssothat

the on­street devicesand the

onlinejourney planner tool

(go.metro.co.nz) reflects the

correctbus timetable, and

any cancelled trips will be

removed from these

channels.’’

Anationwidebus driver

recruitment programme has

begun,but it is unknown

how longthe drivershortage

willlast.

‘‘Wedonot anticipate

being abletoreinstatethese

services beforenext year,’’

the spokesmansays.

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North Canterbury school building

projectsremain on track, despite the

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OxfordArea School, Amuri Area

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Area Schoolhas beeninthe pipeline

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million revampofthe school in

September2018.

The redevelopment was set to

replace 11 prefab classrooms, as well

as provide anew library and

administration blockand extensions

and upgrades to the generalpurpose

hall and the technology block.

Project architect Athfield Architects

completed the master planfor the

redevelopment earlierthis year.

It was presented to the school’s

board of trustees by Athfield

Architectsand project manager RDT

Pacific in May and was described by

principalMike Hart as ‘‘awesome’’.

Mr Evans saysthe architect is about

to start the next stages of design, with

aconstruction contractor expected to

be appointed in the second half of next

year.

OxfordArea School was established

in 1978,with OxfordDistrict High

Schoolmergingwith neighbouring

primary schools.

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district high school wasfirst

established, in 1872.

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Enablingworks are underway and

the Ministry aims to appoint the main

contractor in theNew Year.

TuahiwiSchool is set to receive two

rollgrowthteaching spaces.

These will be modular buildings

manufactured off­site and are

expected to be available in time for

the 2023 schoolyear, Mr Evans says.

Afurther three schools have

projectslined up under theschool

investment package (SIP)announced

in December 2019,which provided a

one­off cashinjection of up to $400,000

to 39 NorthCanterbury schools.

The schools initiallyhad adeadline

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CustSchoolwill use its allocation on

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consultation period and to get the viewsof

the community, which were taken on

board and considered.’’

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Waka Kotahi New ZealandTransport

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subject to public consultation.

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Shed Specialists an award winning business

By ROBYN BRISTOW

The ShedSpecialists chief executive,

Aaron Nesbit,is‘‘stoked’’the business

won theSparkfor Business Innovation

Award in the 2021 NorthCanterbury

Business Awards.

He saysthe wholeteamis‘‘buzzing’’due

to the business being recognisedfor what

its achieved, andthat itsprocesses and

procedures weresetting it aside from

whatotherswereoffering.

The award wasannouncedduringan

Enterprise NorthCanterbury hostedonline

award ceremony, held after the

awardsdinner hadtobecancelleddue to

Covid­19 protocols.

The judgessaid theywere impressedby

the business which was ‘‘built on

innovation and charismaticleadership’’.

‘‘Veryclear strategies, supported by

strongprocessesand procedures, have

set the business up for expansion

nationally.

‘‘This is abrand to watch on the

nationalscene in thenearfuture,’’ they

said.

Overthe years Aaron hasworked across

the globe in arangeoffieldsincludingas

acommercialdiveronanoil rigand in

the military.

But creating The ShedSpecialists Co,

whichspecialises in polesheds, hasseen

him find his truepassion.Aaron’s love of

construction, pairedwith hisyearsof

experienceworkingwith people, has

seen the companygofromstrength to

strength. The ShedSpecialistisa

franchise company, andhas franchisesin

Marlborough­Kaikoura and Tasman­

Nelsonareas, saysAaron.

‘‘We arevery closetohaving one

established in Southland,’’hesays.

It is onlyabuildcompany, focused on

howtobetter otherpeople’slivesfrom

the clientstostaff, Aaron says.

‘‘No­one elsebuilds ashed in two days,’’

he says. Every shedisapproached with

the same attitude albeitabig or small

project.

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ourselves on bringing clientsthe best

servicepossible whilesaving themas

much moneyaspossible,’’saysAaron.

He says theawardhad comeatan

excitingtimefor thebusiness,asthe team

focusedonupskilling and taking on extra

irresponsibilities to allowhim to focus on

growingthe business andgettingstuck

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Land for new cemetery near Loburn gifted to the WDC

By DAVIDHILL

Anew Rangiora cemetery, the adoption of

the district parking strategy and the

council’s annual reportwere amongthe

itemsdiscussedatlast week’s

Waimakariri District Council meeting.

Councillors approved the establishment

of anew cemetery on Dixons Roadnear

Loburn, following an offer from the

Robertson family to divest 12 hectares of

the family farm to the council for no cost.

Half ahectare will be set aside in the

conceptplan forthe Robertsonfamily,for

the internment of familymembers, while a

pet cemetery is also proposed.

‘‘It was verygenerous of the family and

I’m pleasedtosee thatarrangementhas

now been agreed to,’’ Mayor Dan Gordon

says.

‘‘And I’m sure there will be anumber of

people who will welcome the opportunity

for apet cemetery as afinal resting place

for theirpets.’’

Councillors have adopted the new

district parking strategy, following public

consultation held duringOctoberand

November. It will provide guidance for

council staff in managingparking issuesin

the district, while issues around

accessibilitywill form part of the council’s

disabilityreview scheduled for the middle

of next year.

The council’sannualreport for the year

endedJune 30, 2021, was adopted showing

asurplus of $31.8million. The surplus was

$13.2 million higherthan expect and

includeda$9.4million ‘‘accounting

adjustment’’ for ‘‘interestrate swaps’’

under the council’s treasury policy.

It was alsoboosted by the shovel ready

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transferred by developers, while

development contributions were lessthan

expected.

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Small towns in North Canterbury

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property demand.

Sections at anew residential

subdivision in Amberley, North

Canterbury, have been snapped up

so quickly that the developers have

brought the next stage forward by

almost three months.

The Clearing, consists of what will

eventually be a360­home

neighbourhood of various sized

sections. It is 500 metres from

Amberley’s existing town centre.

Stage one of The Clearing was

released on to the market on

November 5, with offers closing on

November 18.

Since then, all 28 sections have

purchase contracts on them. Sections

sizes ranged from 400­square metres

to 1238­square metres, with base

prices starting at $190,000.

Stage two, which is now on the

market, consists of 47 sections and

are being marketed through Bayleys

Canterbury.

Bayleys Canterbury salesperson

Chris Jones said the unprecedented

demand for sections in The Clearing

neighbourhood and the high number

of advance sales, meant the second

sell­down phase of the development

was being brought forward to quench

the red­hot market demand for

sections.

‘‘The pace at which sections within

The Clearings first stage sell­down

has been overwhelming.

‘‘While we knew demand would be

strong, and thought the process

would roll into early next year, noone

envisaged the degree of buyer

inquiry which we've experienced,’’

he says.

The Clearing ... An aerial view of anew Amberley subdivision where sections are

in demand.

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Interest in sections came from

across the spectrum. There has been

interest from locals wanting to move,

but stay within Amberley’s existing

township, from builders looking at

sites to develop, and from long­term

land­banker investors.

‘‘It’s highly encouraging to be

commencing not only the first stage

of aproject on the due

commencement date, but also to be

able to dovetail the next stage of civil

works simultaneously.

‘‘The attraction of buying into a

brand new subdivision in which to

build anew home, bring up the kids,

live and work from home remotely, or

retire in, has certainly appealed to a

wide buyer demographic,’’ says Mr

Jones.

The Clearing is being developed by

UWC Ltd, owned by prominent

Wellington developer Ian Cassels.

Stage three of the development

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sold out.

Mr Jones said design and build

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built.

Landscaping earthworks and

infrastructure groundworks at The

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issued in early 2023.

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Taste trail new

to North Canty

NEWS

The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

Anew North Canterburyfood and beverage event will

take place in February.

The North CanterburyTaste Trail will see ticket

holders taking atiki­tour of the North Canterbury

region, stoppingatparticipatingfood and beverage

producers for demonstrations, tastings and behindthe­scenesexperiences.

The event on Saturday, February 19,has been

organised by localfood and beverage provenance

brand MADE NORTH CANTERBURY, an Enterprise

North Canterbury (ENC) initiative.

The day­longevent promises to connect attendees

with North Canterbury food and beverageproducers

on their own turf.

‘‘This is an amazing opportunity for loversofNorth

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our beautiful regionexperiencing the unique

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caught and made here in North Canterbury is

astounding, and we can’t wait to share some of those

products and the stories behind them with our event

attendees.’’

Ticket holders will choose which of the six ‘Taste

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At each destination they can partake in tastings,

tours and demonstrations, all includedinthe ticket

price.

The six Taste Destinations are Brew Moon Brewing

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Waipara, Harris Meats at BetterHalf Kitchen &Bar

in Leithfield, Greystone Wines in Waiparaand Grown

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24 The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

Council revisits Vaccine Pass requirements

By DAVID HILL

Covid­19 vaccinepasses are required for

entry at WaimakaririDistrict Council

aquatic facilities, librariesand some

large public venues.

Councillorsvoted to adopt thechanges

at an extraordinary council on Friday,

December 10,following ahealth and

safety risk assessmentbychief executive

Jim Harland.

Mr Harland said checking vaccine

passesisthe bestway to ensure‘‘we can

keepour doors open regardless of what

traffic light we are at’’.

‘‘This is the simplest waytoensure

continuityofcouncil servicesfor

residents andmake sure we play ourpart

to minimisepublic and staff exposure and

risktoCovid­19.’’

Mayor DanGordon backed the

decision,but also supportedan

amendmentbyCr Philip Redmondto

ensureservices could be offeredto

unvaccinated residents where it is safeto

do so.

‘‘Duringthe lastweekI’ve been

speaking to alot of business owners and

our community who are pleased the

prospect of furtherwholesale lockdowns

is athing of thepast under thenew

framework.

‘‘Itisnot an easydecision,but onethat

is righttoprotect our staffand

community.

‘‘Wehave asked staff wherepractical to

findwaystomakesurewecan continueto

deliver services like we did during

lockdowns.’’

Children under age 12 willbeable

access council facilities, subjectto

government guidelines.

Community andrecreationmanager

Chris Brownsaysstaff will be authorised

to use discretion to determinewhether

children are under age 12.

‘‘Withvaccinescoming for 5to12­yearolds,

we willconsider the government

advicewhenthe timecomes.’’

Mr Brownsaysservices like‘‘MyBook

Bag’’ willbeavailabletounvaccinated

residents and library staff will be

available over thephoneand by email.

‘‘Butthe pools are alittle bit different.’’

Cr KirstynBarnettsupported the

motion, but expressed concerns that

childrencould be excluded due to their

parents’ vaccinationstatus.

‘‘Thereare some under­12s who will

miss outbecause their parents aren’t

vaccinatedand they needtobe

accompaniedbyanadult.’’

DeputyMayor Neville Atkinson

acknowledgedrequiring vaccinepasses

forentrytopublic buildingsisabig

decision.

He said staffneeded to be sensitive in

howtheyhandledsituations withgroup

visits,asteenagers ‘‘can be pretty mean to

each other sometimes’’.

‘‘It’s reallyhard to do, but we are

elected to make hard decisionsand this is

one of thosesituations.

‘‘Childrenare encouraged to visit

libraries, but life can be cruel

sometimes.’’

Requirements forcouncil facilities:

Vaccinepassesare required at all

aquatic centres andlibraries, the Oxford

and Kaiapoi Service Centres, the

Rangiora Town Hall, MainPower

Stadium,Kaiapoi Community Centreand

Woodend Community Centre.

Vaccinepassesare notrequired at the

Rangiora Service Centreand thetransfer

stations.

Vaccinepassesare notrequired at

council,committeeand community board

meetings, butthere are capacity limits.

One metredistancing, contacttracing

and masks arerequiredatall venues.

PublicEvents (indoor and outdoor):no

limitsifvaccine passesare required for

those 12­years and older.

If vaccinepasses are notrequired,a

maximumof50people are allowed.

Road programme set to end year ahead of schedule

Kaikoura’s roading programme is ‘‘going

great guns’’,MayorCraig Mackle says.

Mr Macklewas hailing the hard work of

staff and councilcontractors, with the

council’s roadingprogrammeset to end

the year ahead of schedule.

‘‘It’s goingreally well. We are ahead of

our work programmewhich is good,

becauseour main driver this year was

roads and footpaths.

Around $1 million has been spend so far.

Roading was abig ticket item in this

year’s KaikouraLong Term Plan, with the

council set to spend$4.7 million over the

next six years to upgradethe district’s

roadingnetwork.

Urban footpaths are set to receive a

boost from next year, with an extra

$100,000 per year to be spent in abid to

overcome years of under investment.

Contractor Downer NZ Ltd has been

working on the road resealingprogramme,

with Ludstone Road and Red Swamp

Road the only remaining roads to be

resealed this year.

These works have resultedinmore than

11km of chip­sealedroads being resealed.

Around8km of second coat sealing was

completedonSchoolhouse Road and Mill

Roadtocomplete remediation works.

Theresealing of roads is critical to

protecting the road surface and

underlyingformation, as the chip seal

becomes brittle over time and results in

increased maintenance costs due to

cracking and potholing, Mr Mackle says.

The skid resistance of the surface is also

reduced due to wear and polishing /

smoothness of the rock chip,soresealing

improves road safety.

Downers will be workingonasection of

Red Swamp Road, from Mill Road south

until December 23. The work involves

overlaying and sealing the road and will

occur during Monday to Fridaybetween

6.30am and 6.30pm. The road will be

closed during construction,but residents

will still have access.


NEWS

The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

25

Third time lucky for Amberley’sRock‘n’Wheels

By SHELLEY TOPP

It was acase of third­time lucky

for the organisers of Amberley’s

Rock‘n’Wheels.

The annual car show,which is

usually held everyFather’s Day,

on the firstSundayin

September, was cancelleddue to

Covid 19 lockdown restrictions

lastyear and againthis year.

But it went ahead at the

Amberley Domain last Sunday

and attracted agood­sized crowd

despite showery weather at

times duringthe day.

The eventisorganisedasa

fundraiser by Katrina Plattand

her familywith all money raised

on the day going backinto the

Hurunuicommunity.

Anything with wheels was

welcome to take part at the

family­friendly community event

and that policy deliveredawide

range of vehicles for the show.

‘‘Ifithas wheelsand you love it

bring it along Katrina said,’’

beforethe event.

Vehicle numberswere down

on the recordnumber of 450 at

the 2019 event,but there were

many standoutsonshow.

These included MaxineRead’s

teal and white 1953 Morris Minor

in mint condition, Alistair Lobb’s

tiny 1957 BMW Isetta, Jeff

Walker’s 1951 Aston Martin

Lagonda.

Wayne Painterbrought alonga

HoldenCommodore VL he

rebuilt in memory of his brother

Carl, who died last year, while a

1958 Chevrolet Corvette and

selection of stunning pedal cars

built by Stu Scott, of Rangiora,

were also on show.

Wee charmer ... Maxine Read, of

Christchurch, drove her 1953

Morris Minor to the annual

Rock‘n’Wheels car show held at the

Amberley Domain on Sunday.

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP

Team work ... Katrina Platt (second from right) and her daughters Lisa Smart (far left), Tania Robinson,

holding Lisa’s 8month­old son Jaxon, and Vikki Whyte were the organisers of the Rock’n’ Wheels car show.

Tight fit ... Alistair Lobb in his 1957 BMW Isetta.

Star attraction ... A1958 Chevrolet Corvette was one of the most popular cars at Rock’n’Wheels.

Standing out from the crowd ... A2021 LVV (low volume vehicle certified) Replica 32 Ford Roadster.

Pedal power ... A1929 Blower Bentley replica pedal car built by Stu

Scott, of Rangiora, for arelative Lindsay Wilson.


NEWS

26 The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

Lego first for Kaiapoi North

North Canterbury schools have

put their problem solving skills to

the test.

Kaiapoi North School hosted

the first ever South Island First

Lego League Championships on

Saturday, December 3, with local

schools among the winners.

Teacher and organiser Brayden

Johnson, aFirst New Zealand

Southern partner, says organising

the event was achallenge in the

Covid­19 environment.

But 14 teams and 98 pupils from

10 schools from throughout the

South Island made it to Kaiapoi

for the big day and 25 ‘‘fantastic

volunteers’’ made it all possible.

First Lego League is astudentled

task to earn points, with extra

points awarded to pupils who

drive their own learning, Mr

Johnson says.

‘‘First Lego League is a

competition that combines coding

skills with inquiry and real­life

problem­solving projects.’’

‘‘For the 2021/2022 season,

teams were given the problem of

cargo and were asked to design a

solution to solve an issue in this

area.

‘‘To do this teams needed to talk

to experts in their fields to make

sure that their problems were

actually able to be solved by their

solutions.’’

The teams create a

presentation and gave speeches

to judges to show their learning.

The second part of the

competition has students using

Lego EV3 or Spark Prime robots

and coding them to complete

cargo­based challenges on the

board.

This can include unloading a

Testing ground ... Kaiapoi North School pupils get excited while testing

out one of their projects.

PHOTOS: DAN CHILDS FROM 222 PHOTOGRAPHICSTUDIOS

cargo plane, moving acrane,

moving cargo from point to point

and creating ahelicopter drop.

Mr Johnson says North

Canterbury schools made up

around one­third of the teams in

the competition and came away

with most of the awards.

The Kaiapoi North Tech

Knights took out overall honours,

with the Kaiapoi Borough Orange

Oranges placed second overall.

The Pegasus Parallelograms

won the ‘‘rising star’’ award, while

the Pegasus Podz won the

innovation project award and the

Kaiapoi North Tech Vengers won

the judges’ award.

The competition is set to be

held again in 2022.

Runners­up ... The Kaiapoi

Borough Orange Oranges were

thrilled with second place.

Community support ... Southbrook School has an exciting

new outdoor space thanks to community support. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Contractor gives to

school community

Southbrook School’s

Environment and Fruit

Forestscheme has been

given afinancial boost.

The Lionesses Club of

Rangiora has presented

$1443 to principalJulie

Walls,tohelp fund aproject

by SiconBlakely Contractors

as part of agiving to the

community scheme.

The Lionesses Club,on

behalfofthe school,

submitted the proposal to

Sicon to supportthe

Environment and Fruit

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grounds.

The project involved

creatingnew paths,

upgrading the vegetable

garden, improving the

Nature Playarea, alongwith

repositioning and cementing

the play tyres to make them

safe and friendly for the

children.

The funds were raised by a

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Lionesses Club.

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NEWS

The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

Oxman draws competitors to local farm

33

By SHELLEY TOPP

Thepopularity of Oxman keeps growing

with thenumberofparticipantstaking

part in last Sunday’sevent 25 percent

up on lastyear.

‘‘It was quite abig jump, especially

considering thefact that we lost agood

10%to15% of participants whowere

unable to competebecausethey were

notvaccinated,’’said the Oxman

organiser John Newsom.

Theannual seriesofOxmantriathlon

andduathlonevents start andfinish at

Geoff andRochelle Spark’s farmon

South EyreRoad, near Oxford.

Oxman,whichbegan in 2019, has

become apopularcommunity event

with participants of all ages andfitness

levels takingpart ­not justelite

athletes.

Theeventwas initially established to

trytoencouragelocal farmersto

participate to help with high rates of onfarm

depression and it has proved an

effectivetoolfor that.

Theyoungestcompetitorinlast

Sunday’seventwas 5­years andthe

oldest 80.

It has also become asignificant

fundraiser for the district withthe

Oxfordand DistrictLionsClubrunning

afoodtruckatthe event and parents

from localschools volunteering for

marshallingduties on the day.

First­placedresults:

Oxman FullTriathlon

JaredMillar (first male)

RebeccaClarke (first female)

Oxman FullDuathlon

SamManson (first male)

LindyMillar (first female)

Oxman FullAquabike

Michael Crowe(firstmale)

MichaelaRogan (firstfemale)

Mini OxmanTriathlon

Saxon Morgan (first male)

Andrea Hewitt (first female)

Mixedteams: Bunch of Souls (first

finisher).

Mini Oxman Duathlon

SamAnderson (firstmale)

FionaDowling (first female)

Mini OxmanAquabike

Rainer Pye(first male)

HannahWilson (first female)

JuniorOxmanTriathlon

Olli Aitken(first male)

Charlotte Chiles(firstfemale)

JuniorOxmanDuathlon

SebastianGray(firstmale)

Abigail Junge (first female)

Ox Run

Michael Matthews(firstmale)

Caren McKay (firstfemale)

Ox Dash

Finlay Sharpe (firstmale)

KimSitjes (firstfemale)

Ox Kids (8­9years)

Thomas Wu (first male)

ChloeSpencer­Bower (first female)

Ox Kids (5­7)

Grayson Bishop (first male)

Louise Harrington (first female)

Junior Oxman competitors ... Winner Olli Aitken (14, left) and runner­up Josh Young (16)

enjoy the moment after the finish of the Junior Oxman Triathlon.

PHOTOS: SHELLEYTOPP

Happy day ... Competitors head out of the irrigation lake during the Oxman long­course triathlon.

Mother and son ... Junior Oxman competitor Darragh Lynch (13, left)

and his mum Mary Lynch, of Fernside, take amoment before the start of

the race at Geoff and Rochelle Spark's farm on South Eyre Road, at

Eyrewell near Oxford on Sunday.

Food truck offerings ... Oxford and District Lions Club members Paul

Black (left), of Swannanoa, and Wayne Youngman, of Oxford, cook some

food during Oxman.

Proud Dad ... Pete Chiles (right), of Christchurch, congratulates his daughter Charlotte (13), who was the first

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The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

35

Golden OldiesCountry Music

Join Smokey &Lorraine&their groupof

musicians, entertainers&followers for a

Pre­ Christmas Sing­Song, on Saturday

December 18th from 2pm, in the John

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Big Dig postponed

The Big Dig, the annual Amberley Lions

Club eventfor children, has been

postponed from December 27 due to

Covid­19. The club hopes to set anew

date when the SouthIsland movesto

greenunderthe new traffic lightCovid

settings.

Christmas PicnicTour

The 2021 8th annualChristmas Picnic

Tour, originallyscheduled for this

coming Sunday, December 5, has now

beenpostponed until Sunday,December

19. The laterdate willallow peopleto

obtain their vaccinationcertificates for

those thatmay have not had the time to

obtain thembeforethe original dateof

the 5th of December.All details will

remain the same as previously notified

in regardstothe event. Avaccination

certificateWILL have to be shown if

asked for @the BetterHalf Kitchen and

Bar,inlinewith the new Covid 19 rules

implemented by the Government. Afinal

reminder aboutthe event will be sent out

on the 15th or 16thofDecember.

AmberleyBeachSurfcasting

Competition

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the

Amberley District Lions has made the

decision to postpone the upcoming

competition,whichwas due to be held on

January 30, until furthernotice.The

decision willbereviewed in February.

Council praises recycling

Waimakariri’s recycling effortshave

improved.

For the first time in 18 months, all

kerbside recycling from Waimakariri was

accepted for processing at the central

processing facility during October.

Eco Centralprocesses recycling for

Canterbury’s councils and rejects anyloads

that contain greater than 10 percent

contamination.

Contamination usually consistsof

unrecyclable items such as soft plastics,

nappies and general rubbish.

Last month was the first since April2020

that all of Waimakariri’s kerbside recycling

fell under that contamination threshold.

‘‘Thisisasignificant milestone for us,’’

says Waimakariri District Council solid

waste asset manager Kitty Waghorn.

‘‘A huge thankstoour residents for doing

the right thing with their recycling, and

continuing to improve since leaving Alert

Level 4this year.’’

Ms Waghornsays October’s random truck

audits at Eco Central showed

contamination levels below 5%, with an

average of 3.5% over three separate audits.

‘‘Thisisahugeimprovement over the

7.2% average from August, which included

one rejectedload,’’ she says.

Waipara Downs Chardonnay ... David Douglas­Clifford (left) and Scott Berry toast to their

success.

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Small vineyard wins big

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Asmall Waipara Vineyard is quietly

making abig impact.

Waipara Downs has won gold on the

threeoccasionsithas entered the Japan

Wine Challenge, with its Chardonnay from

vinesgrown on free draining limestone rich

soil,just north westofthe Waipara

township nearthe Waipara River.

Its latestGold was awarded in recent

weeksfor its 2019 Waipara Downs

Chardonnay, whichwas also judgedBest

New Zealand Wine at theChallenge.

Scottand Sally Berry, are thrilled with

the win, and are very proudoftheir young

winemaker DavidDouglas­Clifford.

‘‘It is fantastic,’’ says Sally. ‘‘Waipara is

really starting to get recognisedfor the

winesitproduces,’’ shesays.

International judges award the medalsat

the independent competition, which was

established in 1997 withthe aim of

demonstrating the potentialofthe

Japanese winemarket to overseas wine

bodies.

Waipara Downs, which has been in the

Berry Family for 35 years, with the first

plantings of Chardonnayand Pinot Noir in

1986, received its firstGoldmedal in 2005

for its 2004 Waipara Downs Chardonnay. It

followed thisupin2020 with Gold for its

2018Chardonnay.

Sally saysthey onlybottleChardonnay

and PinotNoir wine from the 4ha block

planted 35 years ago.

Around 600 cases of Chardonnay are

bottled each year from hand­pickedfruit,

barrel fermented for 10 months in French

Oak. ‘‘It is our premium wine,’’she says.

Scott, Sallyand David work the 25ha

vineyard, which produces over 2000 tonnes

ayear. All but the harvest from the 4ha

blockiscontracted out.


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By DAVID HILL

Meat breeds have dominated at ram

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Strong meat priceshave given

farmers more confidence to buyrams,

says PGG Wrightson genetics

representative Simon Eddington.

Suffolk and South Suffolk rams had

aparticularly successful run,with the

season’s top priceof$16,500 paidfor

the Suffolk ram at the Canterbury A&P

Association elite ram and ewe fair last

month.

‘‘Theon­farm sales have gonepretty

well overall and clearances have been

good,’’ Mr Eddington says.

‘‘Farmers have been looking closely

at the tone of the meat,with the good

lamb prices giving them abit more

confidence.

‘‘The fine wool sheep have struggled

abit and buyers have been very

selective.’’

Last week’s Glenaffric ram saleat

Waipara saw SouthSuffolk rams sell

well, while demand was down for

Corriedale rams, Mr Eddington says.

The Gums ram saleatCheviot on

December2saw Dorset Down rams

producing the better result, but there

was plenty of interest in the dual

purpose breeds,with farmers looking

closely at the micronwool.

‘‘Farmers cometoasale knowing

exactly what they want.’’

Mr Eddington says the combination

of strong meatprices and favourable

weatherconditions bode well for the

ewe fairs, which begin with the

Hawarden Ewe Fair on January 28.

‘‘It looks like earlyNovember rather

than mid­Decemberatthe moment,

it’s still green and that gives farmers

some confidence and choice to make

decisions.

‘‘The good oneswill have made

decisions already, butatleast they’re

not beingforced into it.

‘‘There’s abit of confidence out

there at the moment, so now it’s a

matter of getting the ewe numbers up

again.

‘‘We just hope there’s enoughewes

out there for the ewe fairs.’’

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Farmers and environmentalists are

joining forces to call for anew policy to

better manage carbonfarming.

Beef +Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) is

adding its support to the newly formed

Native Forest Coalition, which has

called for changes to the Emissions

Trading Scheme (ETS).

In its present form, the ETS is driving

the large­scale planting of exotic

forests for carbon farming.

The Native Forest Coalitionhas

called for the prioritisation of native

afforestation over offshore projects

and the weaving of native forests into

ruraland urban landscapes.

The Native Forest Coalitionismade

up of the EnvironmentalDefence

Society, Pure Advantage, the Rod

Donald Trust, the TindallFoundation,

Project Crimson, Dame Anne Salmond

and forestry consultant Dr Adam

Forbes, who has workedwith farmers

in NorthCanterbury.

Fish andGame New Zealandisalso

backing thecoalition’s position.

BLNZ chief executive Sam McIvor

says it is getting harderfor the

Governmenttodonothing aboutthe

issuesthe coalitionhas raised.

‘‘There are so many voices callingfor

action,’’ he says.

‘‘We need urgentsolutions now

beforetoo muchmore damage is done

to rural communities and so that we

don’t miss real opportunitiestoprotect

and enhance New Zealand’s

biodiversity.

‘‘BLNZhas beencalling for some

time for urgent changes to the ETS, to

stop the wholesale conversion of

productive sheep and beef farmland

into carbon farms.’’

Mr McIvorsays the integration of

trees on farms is abetteroption.

‘‘Farmers knowtheir landbest.

We’re not anti­forestry, exotic planting

can be integratedwhereappropriate,

but it’sabout planting the right treein

the rightplace.’’

He says sheepand beeffarms are

already home to 1.4 million hectares of

nativewoody vegetation.

Land­use changes overthe past 30

years have addedtwo million hectares

to the country’sconservation estate,

the largest private sectorcontribution

to biodiversity in New Zealand.

‘‘All this despite the fact farmers

can’t get recognition for muchofit

under the current ETS rules,’’ Mr

McIvorsays.

‘‘There are serious imbalances of

incentives for planting exotics versus

natives. That’s why we’ve workedso

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The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

Stud breeders call it aday after 50 years

By TIM CRONSHAW

CustfarmersColin and LizSmith have

madethe bigcalltoexit studbreeding

after 50 years.

Aquestionfromtheir stockagent

Anthony Cox about whether they wanted to

selltheir BankheadDorset Downstud

planted the seed.

Theyhad talkedabout this before,but

the difficultparting wasnevergoing to be

asimple exercise.

For astart, there’s alot of history

attached to number 46 in thestud bookfor

the breed.

Colin Smith saysthe more they thought

about it,the more they becameconvinced

the time wasright.

The crunchcame at lambing time this

year, he says.

Colin (74)had aewe with twin lambs

which were not drinking.

After severalhip and backoperations,

he struggledtoget them on to the trailer

and that made the decisioneasyfor him.

‘‘I thoughtthis is hopelessand we can’t

carry on like this, so thatwas the

confirmation we had to do something.

‘‘Itwould’ve beennicefor someone to

comeinand buythe stud, but that was not

meant to be andCoxy is veryenthusiastic

about this sale.’’

So on January 21 theywill bidfarewellto

the stud flock at adispersalsale.

Justover 90 mixed­ageewes, 23 twotooth

ewes and 38 ewe lambswill go under

the hammer.

Colin’s father, Andrew, bought ewes

fromthe Boyd­Clark family in Blenheim

and registered the stud in 1964,after

starting aSouthdown studinthe 1940s.

Colin can recallthemasbeing big,

upstanding animals, andmarvellingat

their ease­of lambinginthe early 1960s.

He says theDorset Downs werevirile

animals, producinglambswith‘‘getupand

go’’.

Theywerebigger framed sheep then

and producedlargerlambs.

Equally, the Southdownswere

renownedfor producing twins and triplets.

Commercial clientswouldoftenbuy two

of each, to getmore meatontheir mainly

CorriedaleorRomney flocks, he says.

Whenhis father died in 1972,Colintook

overthe studs and, eventually, puthis own

stamp on thesheep.

Thatwas theyear he andLiz got

married.Both of her parents had been on

farms and it wasaneasy transition moving

fromChristchurch to WestEyretonand

later to Bankhead.

‘‘The DorsetsIalwaysthought were big,

almostbad­tempered,and they werein

thatday, theywere prettyfiery,’’says Liz.

Whether in the showring or the

salesyard, Colin’s competitive instincts

pushedhim to be the best he can.

Thatstems fromhis rugby­playing days,

whenthe Oxfordseniorsidehad three All

Blacks.

‘‘You aretryingtobreed theperfect

sheep but younever do,’’hesays.

‘‘There’s no perfect animal likethere’s

no perfect human being.’’

Bankheadhas beenscaled down over

the yearswiththe Smithsonly farming

110ha now, andanephew leasing half of

this.

Aheritage homeofseven bedrooms

dating backto1865was burnt downin

2011.

Colin and Lizwere in Akaroa at thetime

whenthe blaze ignitedat2am from

recently installedfaulty wiring.

Justaboutall theirpossessions,

including studrecords,were lost,and a

new homehas since been built.

Colin’s grandfather bought the property

in 1911.His father took thisonin1947after

adding another drylandproperty on 160ha

of flatlandatWest Eyreton in 1929, where

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sheep weremostlyrun.

Cowswere milkedatBankhead untilthe

year2000whenasuccessful partnership of

25 years betweenColin andhis brother

was dissolved.

The brothersbasically swapped farms,

withColin and Lizmoving to Bankhead

and converted it to sheep.

The Downs providedgoodsheepcountry

and a30ha block over theroad was

reserved forbeefcattle.

Colin continued the Southdown stud

until 2007.

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MANGAPIRI DOWNS

38 The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

‘Hair sheep’ breed’sgrowing popularity

Thereare morereasons than ever

to considerdiversifyinginto‘‘hair

sheep’’.

Western Southland sheep

breederTim Gow, whohas been

runningthe MangapiriDowns

stud organically since the mid­

1980s, saysdemand for his stock is

increasingbothinNew Zealand

andacross the Tasman.

‘‘Hair sheephave taken offin

Australia.’’

Mr Gow has developed his own

breed of hairsheep,which he has

trademarkedShire.

After seeing theWiltshire

breed in England in 1985, he

adopted it forits hardiness, good

meat production, and selfsheddingfleece.

TheWiltshire is thought to have

descendedfromthe Persian Hair

meat sheep taken to Britainby

theRomans.

It thrivedonpoorfeedand

foragedacross largedistances

during theday.

WiltshireHorns arrived in

Australiain1952and polled

Wiltshires came to New Zealand

about20years later,after wool

prices collapsed.

Mr Gow’s lateuncleScott

Dolling,agenetic adviser in the

developmentofthe Poll Dorset

breed, often visitedMangapiri

Downs.

He identifiedanunusual ram

lamb on thefarmin1998asa

Persian Hairlookalike.

Havinganalysed thestrain in

Hair sheep ... The Shire hair sheep do not need to be shorn.

the Gow flock,headvisedMrGow

on howtodevelopitusing the

GermanMutton ­otherwise

known as the White­Headed

Marsh,which alsohas thePersian

Hairstrain.

It would havebeenhard to

achievethe Shirebreed

geneticallywith asingle strain,

but thetwo strains ‘‘quietly

mergedtogether’’ didthe trick,

Mr Gowsaid.

‘‘Wewentdownsomewrong

avenues at times, but it worked

out reallywellinthe end.

‘‘We’ve hadgreat feedback

frombuyers.’’

He has met hisuncle’s

challengeofbreeding longevity

intothe flock and some of the

eweshave lived to the age of 15

and alot reach 10 or 11 years.

Thisadds to theirappeal of

never needing to be shorn,

dagged, drenched, vaccinated, or

dipped.

Fertilityishigh, growth is

quick,and meatyield plentiful.

‘‘Theyhave eased our

workload, reduced ourcosts,

madefarmingeasier andreduced

my backpain,’’ Mr Gowsaid.

Restaurants favour the

flavoursome, fine­texturedmeat,

and thethick pelts producealot

of first­grade leather.

‘‘Shire sheep areintelligent

and graze more independently

thanothersheep,’’MrGowsaid.

‘‘Theyare agile, moving quickly

and easilythrough roughterrain.

‘‘Theyexhibit an unequalled

abilitytosurvive and thrive

where other breeds wouldnot.’’

Adevoted client basehas

grown in the last30years,

SHIRE ® (hair) &Wiltshire (shedding)

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Oneofthe most loyalbuyers

farmsintough conditionsinthe

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Thesurge in demand is partly

duetopoorwoolprices, meaning

sheepfarmersare focusing on

producing meat.

Asecond cause is adropinthe

availability of shearers, largely

because Covid­19 travel

restrictionshaveprevented

shearersmoving between the

northernand southern

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privatesales.

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RHS prizegiving goes ahead

Rosebowl winners ... Sue McFarlane,(left) Jo Kent and Lynne John with a36­hole total

of 130 points.

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Success for Rangiora golf

GOLF

Rangiora’s champion womengolfers

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thechampionsofother clubs inthe

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Jo Kent,LynneJohn andSue McFarlane

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Lynne Johnand SueMcFarlanealso

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pair with thehighest aggregatestablefords

of 71.

Individually, Jo Kentwas placedthirdin

thesenior ChampionofChampions with a

grosstotal of 160.

This event waswonbyCatherineBell of

Christchurchwithagrosstotal of 147;

runner­upwasAlisiaRen from Russley

with 154.

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

Vaccine Passes to beRrequired at

Waimakariri Libraries and Aquatic Centres

From 13 December Waimakariri District Council

Aquatic Facilities, Libraries and some large public

venues will require customers to show Covid-19

vaccine passes on entry.

The Council met on 10 December to adopt these

changes following ahealth and safety risk

assessment for customers and staff, getting

guidance onhow to best implement the Covid-19

Protection Framework, and putting in place safe

operating procedures for all three ‘lights’.

Chief Executive Jim Harland says “Last week we

signalled that we may move to require vaccine

passes for some of our customer facing areas

aer some further investigation”.

“What we’ve found is that the best option for the

safety of our customers, as well as ensuring we

can keep our doors open regardless of what traffic

light we are at, is to require vaccine passes for

staff and customers at our most popular public

facing facilities.

“This is the simplest way to ensure continuity of

Council services for residents and make sure we

play our part to minimise public and staff exposure

and risk to Covid-19.”

Council services will open under the settings as set

out below.

• Aquatic Centres: vaccine passes arenow required.

Capacity limits based on one metre distancing,

contact tracingand masks are required on entry.

Leisure space, spa and changing rooms will reopen

andbookingsare no longer required forAquarobics

classes,lane or leisure swimming

• Oxford, Kaiapoi and Rangiora Libraries: vaccine

passes are now required. Capacity limits based

on one metre distancing, contact tracing and

masks are required

• Oxford and Kaiapoi Service Centres: vaccine

passes are now required as these facilities are

based in the libraries

• Rangiora Service Centre: vaccine passes are

not required

• Rangiora Town Hall, MainPower Stadium, Kaiapoi

Community Centre and Woodend Community

Centre: vaccine passes are required

• Transfer Stations: vaccine passes are

not required

• Public Events (indoor and outdoor): no limits if

vaccine passes are required for those 12 and

older. These will be checked at the start of

the event. If vaccine passes are not required a

maximum of 50 people are allowed toattend

• Building inspectors, field workers and

contractors, alcohol licencing, dog control and

other Environmental Services Officers will follow

health and safety guidance and maintain one

metre distancing, contact trace and wear masks

as required

• Other public-facing functions such as Council,

Committee and Community Board Meetings

don’t require vaccine passes.

Algal Bloom Warning for Pegasus Lake

and Silverstream

From Friday 10 December 2021 Lake Pegasus

is closed to all recreational users because toxic

algae (plankton cyanobacteria) was found in the

water and Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public

Health unit have now issued ahealth warning.

Asecondhealth warning has alsobeen issued forthe

Kaiapoi River/Silverstream betweenOhokaRoad and

Hayson Drive.

People and their dogs should avoid all contact with

the water until the health warning has been lied.

Samples of the water have been taken for testing

with results to be confirmed later this week

and signage will be put in place around the lake

warning people of the risk.

Environment Canterbury is monitoring the site,

with Canterbury District Health Board being

responsible for issuing health warnings. The public

will be advised of any changes in water quality via

our website and Facebook.

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North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

45

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Concept design ... Expressions of interest have been received

from developers interested in being involved in Kaikoura’s Wakatu

Quay development.

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Fisheries reopen

Kaikouraresidents have

welcomed the opening of paua

and kina fisheries for the first

time since the November 2016

earthquake.

MayorCraig Mackle is among

thosetohave enjoyed afresh

feed of pauasince the fisheries

reopened on December 1.

The fisheries were closed for

five yearsafter the 2016quake

caused extensive damagetothe

marine habitat along the

Kaikouracoastline, including

significant coastal uplift.

It has been reopenedfor

threemonths as aprecaution

untilFebruary 28.

Waste

Kerbsiderubbish collection has

started in Kaikoura on

December 2aspart of the

changes signalledinthe Long

Term Plan.

Branded rubbishbags are

available from Innovative

WasteKaikoura, the New

World, Caltexand Night 'n Day.

Rubbish collections will be

fortnightly, with collections in

Kaikouratownshipon

Thursdaysand at Ocean Ridge

and South Bay on Fridays.

Kerbsiderecycling

collections have changed to

fortnightly, in alternativeweeks

to rubbishcollections for the

Kaikouratownship, Ocean

Ridgeand South Bay.

Recycling collections in

Hapuku, Oaro,Goose Bay and

Peketa have ceased, while rural

recyclingstations at Suburban

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora Bridge Club

Grey Pairs: North/South:

Joyce Gray/DawnSimpson

1,Selwyn Green/Pat Green

2, Veronica Hall/Pam

McAlister 3. East/West:

Janice Pickering/Heather

Waldron 1, Fern McRae/

David McRae 2, Pauline

Miller/Bunty Marshall and

Ann Blackie/Denise Frater

equal 3.

Summer Pairs: N/S Judith

Driver/Jan Roose 1,

Jeanette Chatterton/Gaynor

Hurford 2. Barry Smart/

Lynda Cameron 3. East/

West: Neil Marshall/Alison

Price 1, Phillipa Watkins/

Noreen Thompson 2, David

Rainey/Richard Luisetti 3.

Summer Teams: 1st Born to

Win: Sue Solomons/Helen

Thornburgh/Moody Shokry/

Warwick Wyatt.

Junior Evening: N/S:

and Peketahave beenremoved.

Innovation Waste Kaikoura

has begun worktoestablish a

transfer station, in preparation

for the existing landfill reaching

the endofits life.

No decision has been made

on whether Kaikoura will send

its wastetoKate Valley Landfill

or Bluegums Landfill in

Marlborough.

WakatuQuay

The Kaikoura District Council

has received agood response to

its call for expressionsof

interestfor development at

Wakatu Quay.

MayorCraig Macklesays a

full range of expressions of

interesthave been received

from developers interested in

developing the entiresite to

thoseenquiring about being a

tenant.

‘‘It’s onlythe beginning. It’s

very much kicking car tyres at

the moment.’’

The Kaikoura Marine

Development Project team will

considerthe expressions of

interest, including talking to

applicants, beforemakinga

recommendation to the council

by Marchnext year.

Nearly $10 million has been

received from the government’s

ProvincialGrowthFund

towards the project. The

council’s preferred concept

design expectedtocost around

$20 million, so what gets built

will need to be worked through

with any successful developers.

Annette Caldwell/Gail

Dunlop andKerryn Lange/

Karen Manson equal 1,

Gerard McRae/Denis Milne

3. E/W: StuartAtkinson/

Wayne Hutchings 1, Murray

Davis/Sharron Davis 2, Ann/

Marilyn Eliet 3.

Christmas Pairs:N/S: Derek

Wilson/Richard Luisetti 1,

Heather Waldron/Joyce

Gray 2, RobinHassall/Sue

McIlroy 3. E/W: Shirley

Symns/Jeanette McIntyre 1,

Gaynor Hurford/Liz Duke 2,

Jenny Hassall/Pauline

Miller 3.

Waimakariri Gorge

Women’s Golf

Stableford: 18 Holes: F

Nimmon andLScott 37,

equal 1; SMardon and L

Pottinger34, equal 3, L

Smith 32, 5; KBattersby 31,

6; RPilbrown 30, 7.

Nine holes: Jallen 17, 1.

Public Notices

HOUSESITTERS available.

Retired couple available

over the holiday period

while our own home is

built. Ph 027 731 3004.

Machinery Sales

11 kVa Deluxe

Blackout Generator EFI

2446087

Was$3413

Now $2263

(subject to availability)

www.BLAX

.nz

Pets

ANIMAL AND PET

minding service available.

Experienced, knowledgeable

person, small animals

and large. Affordable rates.

Waipara/Amberley area.

Phone Karen 027 733 4892.

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

½PRICE

DOG FOOD

MEAT2U.NZ

313 0022

2424357

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. For aquote. Phone

021 111 4322.

SPRAY EQUIPMENT

12v, Honda or Rato, plus

parts &accessories. Telephone

027 262 2266

www.BLAX.nz.

Wanted To Buy

BUYING estate type old

china, crystal, collectables,

vases. Ph 027 350 3963, or

313 1878.

$$$

Amalgamated Scrap Metal

Ltd. Specialists in farm

machineryand farm clean

ups, old vehicles etc.

100% locally owned.

Ph 0800 030 712 or

027 695 0480.

2312759

WANTED

ANTIQUE FURNITURE

and good quality

second hand furniture

Happytotravel

Phone Rick 021 376883

or email photo to:

hall.coffey@xtra.co.nz

For Sale

KAYAKS new x2 for sale,

sit on top with back rests,

fishing compartments $450

each or $800 for 2paddles

and life jackets included.

Phone 0272 291 126.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Browns Rangiora

Supermarket T/A New

World Rangiora has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal

of an OffLicence in respect

of the premises situated at

10 Good Street, Rangiora

known as New World

Rangiora.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Supermarket.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday -Sunday 7am to

10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication

of this notice.

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Firewood

LOG SPLITTERS. Honda

or Rato powered, plus parts

& accessories. Telephone

027 262 2266 www.BLAX.nz

SPILT old man pine, 3.7

$260. Ph 021 993 497.

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

WANTED

Suitable for

dismantling or repairs

Ph 313 7216

2412522

WANTED to buy Ford,

Holden, Chrysler or

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any

other types considered, any

condition. Please phone

Tony 027 313 5000.


CLASSIFIED

46 The North Canterbury News, December 16, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Eagle JI Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing committee at

Rangiora for the renewal of

an On-Licence in respect

of the premises situated

at 67 Williams Street,

Kaiapoi, or the Tavern

known as Kaikanui Tavern.

The general nature of the

business to be conducted

under the licence is Tavern.

The days on which and

the hours during alcohol is

intended to be sold under

the licence are: Sunday to

Thursday 8am to 11pm,

Friday - Saturday 8am

-1am.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee, 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 days working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee,

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the sale and

supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 9December

2021.

2443765v2

PUBLIC NOTICEOF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101,SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOLACT 2012

Eagle JI Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal of

an OffLicence in respect of

the premises situated at 67

Williams Street, Kaiapoi or

the Bottle shop known as

Bottle OKaikanui.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Bottle Shop.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday - Sunday 8am -

10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice

was first published on 9

December 2021.

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Public Notices

2440751

Situations Vacant

North Canterbury

Our office will close at 3pm on

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

and reopen at 9am on Monday,

10 January 2022

Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year!

SUMMER IS HERE …AND WE NEED YOUR HELP

We have extended our retail showroom and enlarged our drive thru, and now we need you!

We are seeking applications from outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic people to join our team and havethe following

SeasonalFixed Term positions available:

Retail Sales and Retail Sales Support

Team Members

• Weekend work required.

• Upto40hours.

• Mustbecustomer focused.

• Working inside and outside.

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong.

• Will be required to climb ladders and use lifting

equipment.

• Will be required to pick, carry,assemble and deliver

heavy products.

• Work as part of ateam.

• Beable to think proactively.

• Work hard and smart.

Terrible


Debt



a free and






Kiwisaver

teach

manage




the Waimakariri

or Hurunui

District

www.bsnc.org.nz


other agencies


Sharon Grant



Find us on Facebook: (Budgeting Services North Canterbury)

Supported by:


Registered Charity Number: CC10710

Customer Service Checkout

Team Members

Experienced customer service people preferred but

full training provided.

• Weekend work required.

• Upto40hours.

• Mustbecustomer focused.

• Mustbephysically fit.

• May be requiredtocollect trolleys.

• May be requiredtoassist customers with purchases

to their vehicles.

• Work as part of ateam.

• Beable to think proactively.

• Work hard and smart.

• Able to take aturnonany ofthe various roles in these

positions.

• Confident to act as our “greeter”

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policyinplace, apre-employment drug test and medical will be required

If any of these positions sound like you, send your application and CV to:

Seasonal Fixed Term Roles

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega

PO Box 1003

Rangiora 7440

or email applications@mcalpines.co.nz

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICHPOSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR

2445690

Situations Vacant

Due to increasing demand,

Kip McGrath Rangiora is seeking

experienced, qualified and

enthusiastic primary teachers and

especially an applicant able to

teach math up to NCEA level 1for

its Rangiora centre. Teachers will

work with no more than 4students

on individual programmes and

must be excited about making a

difference. All qualified applicants

welcome, including vibrant

retired teachers. Looking to make

appointments now for 2022.

Govt. vaccine mandate will apply.

Further information from,

and brief resumes to:

rangiora@kipmcgrath.co.nz

or by calling the centre Director,

Dr. Grant Dykes (03) 313 3638.

School Bus DriversRequired

We areproud to be atransportprovider forthe

Ministry of Education in the North Canterbury

area. We arelooking forSchool Bus Driverstodrive

morning and afternoon school runs andtechnology

routes.

Days of work areMondaytoFridayduring the

school term. Extracharter work will be available at

times.

If youareorhave:

• AClass 1or2licence and aPendorsement

• Excellentcommunication skills

• ATeam player

• Health and Safety focused

• Keen to contribute andacan-do attitude

• Fully vaccinated againstCovid 19 as of the

2nd January2022

Then this could be ajob foryou. Support to achieve

licensing maybegiven to suitable applicants.

Please registeryour interest by emailing

manager@torlessetravel.co.nz or ring03313 5453.

Acknowledgements

WE would like to thank all

the kind folk who came to

my mother in law’s help

when she fainted in Rangiora

Countdown on the 7th

Dec. It was very much

appreciated and we wish

you well for 2022, Robyn

and Kathy Ackerman.

Trade&Services

A PAINTER WITH

PASSION! Local painter

with 30 years of quality and

integrity in all aspects of

painting. Phone Mike on

021 0903 8546.

ABEL &Prestige Chimney

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned

& operated. Covering all

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.

Professional, guaranteed,

service. Firebox

repairs, carry most parts. Ph

0800 661 244.

AFFORDABLE

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

Lost and Found

2442112

PETER or Neil please

return my brief case of boat

papers. Ineed them, thank

you. Leith 022 477 3075.

Livestock

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Trade&Services

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

BRIAN’S Tree Services.

Tree felling, topping,

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish

removed, stump grinding,

branch chipping.

Affordable rates. Phone 03

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.

concrete

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection.

All work insured and guaranteed.

From $70 single

story. 0800 SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927. Visit

www.sweepnz.co.nz.

DIRTY TILES &Grout?

Professional tile cleaning,

tiled shower restoration,

mouldy silcone, shower

glass & we can even

recolour your old grout!

For all your tile and grout

issues call Grout Pro for a

free, no obligation quote.

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

GUTTER CLEANING -

SUMMER SPECIAL -

Total gutter / spouting

cleaning and repairs. For

Fast and friendly Service

call Canterbury Spouting

Services on 0508

SPOUTING or 022 375

8506. FREE QUOTES.

METAL WORX. Flashing,

Sheetmetal Fabrication,

Wrought Iron,

Welding, Custom Trailers,

General Metalwork. No job

too big or too small. Ph 021

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.

Find us on facebook/

Glenmark Metal Worx.

glenmarkmetalworx.ltd@gmail.com.

PAINTER & Decorator.

25 + years experience.

Interior /exterior, roofs &

waterblasting. For a free

quote, please ph Steve 03

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.

PAINTER. Qualified local

professional, Int / Ext,

roofs, wallpaper. Call or

text Corban 027 846 5035.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

Trade &Services

RANGIORA Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

Pride &Quality Painting

&Decorating Services

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly

service. For all your painting

needs, phone: Martin 310

6187 or 021 128 9867

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2362002

027 216 0000

2225862

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

2401953

CRAIGS Trees

(03) 327-4190

TREE REMOVALS

THINNING &PRUNING

STUMPGRINDING

FELLING &TOPPING

FULLYINSURED

QUALIFIED ARBORIST

Free Quotes

027 2299 454

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

2434390

TRUCK WASH. Mobile

touchless on-farm foam

wash solutions. Telephone

027 262 2266

www.CLEANFLEET.nz.

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

WATER PUMPS Trash,

clean water, Honda or Rato,

parts &accessories. Telephone

027 262 2266

www.BLAX.nz.

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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

Arborist

Automotive &Recovery

Builder

Butchery

2435705

North Canterbury Tree Services

Tree felling, cutting and

clearing service, including

stump grinding

Insured qualified and

certified arborists

0274 537 834

northcantytrees378@gmail.com

2070788

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm

• New Builds &Renovations

• Light Commercial /Re-strengthening

• Project Management

• Bathrooms

• Farm Buildings

• House Lifting Re-piling

• Shop Fit Outs

2408831

40+ years experience

027 222 5078

markw.hills@xtra.co.nz

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

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Computer Repairs

Construction &Concrete

DENTURE CLINIC

Ear Health

2269236

Bruce Evans

131 Ohoka Road

Kaiapoi

03 327 3111

021 293 6331

compucare@xtra.co.nz

www.compucare.co.nz

Computer Repairs &upgrades

Prompt professional services

Engineering

2276525v2

Virus &malware removal

New &UsedPC’s4Sale

For your Engineering needs

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821

toppeng@xtra.co.nz

Painter /Plasterer

HURUNUI Painting

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

2420841

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

▪ Painting ▪ Gardening

▪ Fencing ▪ Lawn mowing

▪ All General Maintenance

Performed to the highest

standard by a straight up,

honest, Handy Guy

No job too small!

Flat hourly rate, no hidden surprises!

THE

HANDY

GUY!

Handyman

Call Guy “The Handy Guy” Now

0275 040 658

Plumber &Gasfitter

PLUMBER &GASFITTER

Maintenance &Filtration

Plumbing renovations/

• Qualified tradesmen, quick,neat and friendly.

Plumbing alterations &New Build

• Reasonable rates. • Interior /exterior painting.

Cylinder replacement

• Interior plastering &wallpapering.

Gas hot water,Gas Cooking &more..

• Spray painting &water blasting.

EMERGENCYAFTER HOURS

P: Rod Hermes 027 414 0830 or 03 314 2391

E: r.hermes@xtra.co.nz

2394026v2 Call James ph: 022 063 15 85

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027

Locally owned and operated

1902273

2438377

2273277

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

Discounts for over

65 years old

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

2172994

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

Bookings: Online www.earcare.nz |Phone 020 4124 25 25

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

Landscaping

For all your landscaping needs

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures

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

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394

www.blackhill.co.nz

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd

2372616v2

Supply and Install

of Seamless Gutters

10 year no leaks

guarantee

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

• Repair or replace any type of gutter

• Undertake all insurance work

• Independently owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Servicing North CanterburyDistricts

Call Danie 021 875 462

2359362

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Skip Hire

Tools &Equipment

Windows & Doors

Thursday,August 2, 2018 | Issue808 | www.ncnews.co.nz

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OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

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Visit now toview the paper online &more!

100% locally owned and operated

Hardfill |Green Waste |General Waste |BuilderSkips

Various sizes to suit all needs

Commercial placement at competitive rates

Call us directly on 021 280 1132

wastecontrolskips@gmail.com

www.wastecontrolskips.co.nz

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

2431576

SALES

PARTS

SERVICE

ACCESSORIES

ON-FARM VISITS

Water Blasters, Log Splitters, Generators,

Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Air Tools, Spray

Equipment, Replacement Ag Seats, Small Motors.

Free local machinerydelivery.

Richard Black www.BLAX.nz

North Canterburyowned &operated

2435547v2

WINDOW MARKET PLACE

• New & Used

• Timber & Aluminium

• Windows & Doors

8am-5pm Weekdays

8am-2pm Saturday

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham

Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz

Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz

ncn1242200aa

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


RangioraToyota

2019Rav4GX2WD

• 2.0L PetrolAuto, Satnav

• Camera, 5-Star Safety

• Only18,880km

$

39,995

2012Toyota Yaris YR

•1.3LPetrolAuto, NZ New

•Bluetooth &USB Connect

•7-Airbags

$

8,990

2015Yaris GX Hatch

•1.3LPetrol5-speed manual

•Camera, Bluetooh

•NZ-new

$

10,995

2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

•3.2LTurbo Diesel 4X4, Alloys

•Satnav, Camera

•Only 39,150kms

$

62,995

2019 Rav4 GXLAWD

•2.5LPetrolAuto, DualClimate

•Keyless

•Only 24,950kms.

$

45,995

2015Toyota Ractis

•1.3LPetrolAuto, 45,550km

•CD/AUX/USB

Connectivity

WAS$15,995

NOW $ 14,995

2014 Toyota Spade

•1.5Lpetrolauto,

•4-door/left side door

•Climate,5-seater

$

13,995

2016 Corolla GX Sedan

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Bluetooth

•ReverseCamera&Sensors

•60,000kms

$

19,995

2017 Toyota C-HR

•1.2LTurbo PetrolAWD

•Camera, Satnav, 5-door

•NZ-new,44,7000km

$

29,995

2015Corolla GX Hatch

•1.8L PetrolAuto,

•Rear Camera &Sensors

•62,000km

$

18,995

2010 MitsubishiLancerVRX

•2.4LPetrolAuto

•Alloys, Leather

•80,750kms

WAS$12,995

$ NOW 11,995

2017 Corolla GLXHatch

•1.8L Petrol, Auto, Alloys

•Camera, Bluetooth

•5-Star Safety, only47,700km

$

23,995

2014 CamryGLSedan

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•Cruise Control, Bluetooth

•7Airbags

$

12,995

2015BMW320iM-Performance

•2.0L TurboPetrol, PerformanceBrakes

•M-Spec Exhaust, NZ New

•Carbon FibreSpoiler

•Only 59,200kms

$

31,995

2019 CorollaGXHatch

•2.0L PetrolAuto

•Satnav ,Radar Cruise

•Only 16,500km

$

27,995

2011 Toyota Avensis Wagon

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•Bluetooth, Keyless

$

14,995

2019 CorollaGXHatch

•2.0L Petrol, Auto

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NOW OPEN

Rangiora Motor Group’s brand-new premises

RANGIORA

MOTOR GROUP

29 Southbrook Road, Rangiora.

ph: 03941 3175

e: sales@rangioramotorgroup.co.nz

www.rangioramotorgroup.co.nz

Rangiora Motor Group are the authorised dealer forMitsubishi and

Nissan inNorth Canterbury,has opened the doors at its new site at

29 Southbrook Road, Rangiora.

All the latest models from Mitsubishi and Nissan, plus arange

of quality pre-owned vehicles.Also offering Full servicing forall

makes and models along with WoF, tyre sales and wheel alignment

services.

See inside forfull story


Sales &serviceprovidedatsparkling newsite

Afterthree years operating from atemporary location in

High Street, Rangiora, the team at Rangiora Motor Group is

thrilled to welcome customers to their brand-new, purposebuilt

dealership at 29 Southbrook Road.

It opened forbusiness onDecember 1, and asgeneral

manager Steve Hammond puts it: “The wait was well worth

it!”

The 2500sqm site incorporates a700sqm showroom where

the latest Mitsubishi and Nissan models are displayed,and

an outdoor space toaccommodate awide selection of new

and pre-owned vehicles.

“Our dedicated Mitsubishi and Nissan sales team are here

to advise customers on the best choice ofvehicle fortheir

requirements,plus we can arrange all necessary vehicle

financing and insurance at very competitive rates,with

trade-ins also welcome,” Steve says.

Forcustomers considering an EV,Rangiora Motor Group

offers the fully electric Nissan Leaf and the two Mitsubishi

plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), the Eclipse Cross and the Outlander.

Complementary charging is available forall EV customers at

the on-site charging station.

The other key aspect of Rangiora Motor Group’s new site is

the large, fully equipped workshop,which provides servicing

not only forMitsubishi and Nissanvehicles,but forall makes

and models of vehicle.

“We supply genuine parts forall Mitsubishi and Nissan

models,” Steve says,“with ourteam offully qualified master

technicians able to undertake all aspects of repairs and

servicing and Warrants of Fitness.”

Rangiora Motor Group can also offer tyres forall types of

vehicles and offerwheel balancing and wheel alignment

services ensures optimum tyre performance and longevity.

Acomfortable air conditioned lounge is offered for

customers to wait fortheir WoForvehicle service to be

completed. Customers can also have access to acourtesy

vehicle while their own isbeing serviced, or alternatively,

Rangiora Motor Group can provide alocal pick-up and

delivery service. Afterbeing serviced, every vehicle is washed

and vacuumed, at no charge.

Prior to Rangiora Motor Group developing 29Southbrook

Road, the site had remained vacant and unkempt forseveral

years. “Itwas abit of an eyesore really,” Steve says, “so we

were pleased to have tidied it up and weinvite customers

to come and see us at our new premises to talk about their

vehicle purchasing and servicing requirements.”

See centre spread forour latest vehicle specials


MEET THETEAM

The team members at the Rangiora

Motor Group are all North Canterbury

residents from Rangiora and

surrounding districts.

“AsaRangiora-based business we

want to support the local community

by employing people who live in

the area,”general manager Steve

Hammond says.

“We see it as being about locals

helping locals,and away of repaying

the community fortheir loyalty to us.”

STEVE HAMMOND

General Manager

Steve has 20+ years inthe motorindustry,

with 7years working with Mitsubishi.he’s a

Mandeville local where he lives with his wife

and three children.Onhis days off heenjoys the

working on his lifestyle block.

WAYNE HARRIS

Sales Manager

With 30-plus years’ experience inmotor

vehicle sales,Wayne has knowledge and

expertise that’s second-to-none when advising

customers on vehicle purchase.AChristchurch

native, he now lives at Pegasus with his wife

and three children.

TONY PRESCOT

Parts Manager

Tony has recently joined Rangiora MotorGroup,

bringing with him five years’ experience in

motor parts sales. He lives inAshleywith his

wife and four children, and when he’s not busy

selling parts,heenjoys driving his off-road Can-

Am.

ANDREW MILLER

Vehicle Sales

Andrew has been with the company for five

years, the last two years at our old location.

As aformertravel agent,Andrew understands

the importance ofputting the customer first in

every transaction. Away from work, he is an avid

followeroffilm and theatre.

CAITI DIEPRAAM

Frontline Administrator

While Caiti is new tothe motor vehicle industry,

she brings an extensive administration

background to her role.Originally from

Queenstown, she lives in Loburn and enjoys

playing tennis to keep fit.

DAVE HAYES

Workshop Foreman

Master technician Dave has been with

Mitsubishi for11 years, experience that is highly

valued by the company. Originally from the UK,

Dave is married,has three children, and lives in

Woodend.

GARYCLARKE

Technician

ARangiora local, our technician Garry is also

new tothe company. As afully qualified WOF

technician heisanother important memberof

the team.On his days off hespends time with

his three and ahalf year-old son.

ROB BROWN

Vehicle Preparation

Another new memberofthe Rangiora Motor

Group team,Rob went to Rangiora High, lives in

Loburn and plays rugby forAshley.


NOW OPEN!

Rangiora Motor Group’s brand-new premises!

RANGIORA

MOTOR GROUP


To celebrate the opening of our

new dealership and workshop on

29 Southbrook Road, Rangiora

Motor Group are offering a

special priced Warranty of Fitness

Inspection for $29.95*.

Don’t have aWoF due soon, don’t

worry,keep this voucher as we will

honour this offeruntil 30th June

2022.

29 Southbrook Road, Rangiora.

ph: 03941 3175

WOF

INSPECTION

$29 .95

e: sales@rangioramotorgroup.co.nz

www.rangioramotorgroup.co.nz

*Offer refers to Warrant OfFitness inspection on passenger class vehicles only.Any additional work and parts needed,will be at an

additional cost and will not proceed unless quote isapproved. Rangiora Motor Group reserves the right to vary,extend or withdraw

this offer. Offer is only available until 30/06/2022.

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