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Charlotte shares the joy of Christmas

The story of Christmas ... Sam and Kristen Redman, of Rangiora, and their ten­week­old baby Charlotte, admire the nativity scene, on the front lawn of the Anglican Life Rangiora

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Three Waters concerns taken to Parliament

By ROBYN BRISTOW

NorthCanterbury Mayorshave returned

from avisittoParliamentlast week

heartened at the opportunity to voice their

concerns about the Governments Three

Waters reforms.

They were partofagroup —

Communities4Local Democracy, He

HaporimoteManapori —made up of 23

councilsrepresenting overamillion New

Zealanders, whomet politiciansacrossthe

party spectrum —Act, Greens, National

and Labour.

Membership is growing as local councils

considerthe implications of the proposed

ThreeWaters legislation, in particular

losing control of about $60 billion of

community­owned assetsacross the

country. Kaikoura Mayor CraigMackle,

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black, and

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon say the

visitwas very successful.

Politicians were told the groupis

positiveabout change, but changeneeded

to benefit their communities. Thisseemed

to have been lost in the policy position of

theGovernment.

MrsBlack saysshe was proud to

represent the ‘‘significant voice’’ of the

HurunuiDistrictinanenvironment where

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Operation gains organic status

Kaikoura’s Puro NZ has been granted

BioGroOrganic status for its outdoor

cultivation, making it one of the world’s

largest organicmedicalcannabis

producers.

The organic status was granted for

Puro’soutdoor growing site at Kekerengu,

on the Kaikoura Coast, by BioGro,New

Zealand's largest certifierfor organic

produce and products.

Puro has beenworking with BioGro for

the lasttwo yearstobecome certified as

organic.

‘‘We are the only organic medical

cannabis producer in New Zealand or

Australia and oneofonly ahandful of

commercialmedical cannabis operations

with an internationally­recognised

organic certificationlike BioGro, so this

achievementputs Puroinavery elite

group globally,’’ Puro managingdirector

Tim Aldridge says.

Growing organically has been partof

Puro’skaupapa since it began, with the

company investing heavily in its organic

production systems.

‘‘Our vision has been to set the standard

for amedical cannabisindustry that is

organic, sustainable, and environmentally

conscious,’’ he says.

‘‘First and foremost, we are organic

because it’s the right thing to do for our

people, our land, ourcommunity and our

plants.

‘‘Importantly, it also provides Puro a

huge pointofdifference in globalexport

markets, as we can take New Zealand

cannabis to international buyers.’’

Organically certified cannabis products

are selling at apremium of up to 90

percent in established overseas markets,

compared to similar non­organic products.

Puro qualityand compliance manager

Wendy Tillman says the company’s

commitment to growing organically hasn’t

been without challenges.

‘‘We are avery newindustry here in

New Zealand and one of veryfew organic

Doors opened by deputation

From Page 1

She believes the deputation opened the

doorfor further discussion.

‘‘It would be great if we could get the

Government to push pause, but Iamnot

sure it wants to be that bold.

‘‘But it would be wrong for us to not keep

on trying,’’ she says.

Mr Gordon, who is deputy chair of the

group, says the conversations had with all

the major political parties,including the

Government and the Local Government

Minister Nanaia Mahuta,were

constructive.

‘‘They’vealso said they want to continue

to hear from us and we are lookingto

organise further meetings next year.

‘‘It’s important that the voice of over one

million New Zealanders is heard.

‘‘Our campaign launch has opened the

doorfor future meetingswhere we can

continue to push for betterquality reform,

where our communitieshave asay,’’Mr

Gordon says.

‘‘Our action group will introduce fresh

ideasfor better water.

‘‘The difference will be that our fresh

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growers worldwide, so we’vehad to break

new ground in termsoffinding effective

and appropriate products and processes

thatdothe job whilefitting our organic

approach.

‘‘This has included exploring how

organic fertilisers can help provide the

nutrientsour plantsneed and introducing

specific predator species on sitetocontrol

the pests that threaten our plants, and so,

reducing the need to use pesticides.’’

Puro’s organicjourneyhasn’tjust been

about the plants, she says.

‘‘Achieving BioGro Organic certification

has required an in­depth lookatevery

systemand process we work within at our

Kekerengu site,from germination to

growing and then through to the

processing and packaging, so that ourend

productretains its organic status.’’

OrganicAotearoa New Zealand

ideaswill be thosewhich have the support

of ratepayers as well as being locally

accountable and responsive.’’

Kaikoura’sMayor Mr Mackle says it felt

awesome to be apart of the movement.

‘‘The meeting resultedinsome really

supportive cross­party conversations.’’

Group chair, Manawatu Mayor Helen

Worboys, says the group wants to ensure

all New Zealanders have access to safe

drinking water.

She says there is abetter way to achieve

the Governmentsobjectivesand the group

wanted to work in partnership with them

on that.

‘‘This is an inclusive campaign. It is

about safe drinking water for all New

Zealanders, whoever and wherever they

are.

‘‘More meaningful Mana Whenua

representation is an important part of that.

‘‘It’s also an apolitical campaign were

completely focused on theissue regardless

of political affiliation,’’says Ms Worboys.

‘‘We are the elected local voice of our

communities that are very clearly telling

us that they don't want to lose control of the

chairperson Chris Morrison has visited

Puro’sKekerengu site.

He says Puro is an exemplar of a

company working with nature, creating

high­valueorganic products that

consumers aroundthe world are willing to

pay apremium for.

‘‘Puroare pioneersinthe medical

cannabis industry. With their smart

technologies, internationally­recognised

team and organically focused research

and development workstreams, Puro is

building adepth of knowledge that will

benefit the wider horticultural industry,

providingopportunities for agricultural

diversification and regional economic

growth.’’

Puro’s focus is now on its indoor growing

facilitiesand research centreatWaihopai,

near Blenheim,with avision to commence

organic certification for these facilities.

assets that generationsofour ratepayers

built up and paid for, being snatched away

from them as part of the Governments

plan,’’ Ms Worboyssays.

‘‘We don’tbelieve that the best solution

lies in putting our assets into what will be

four of the largest companies in New

Zealand and then denying our

communities their say in how those

companiesare run.’’

She says Communities 4Local

Democracy is taking aconstructive

approach to the situation by

commissioning expertadvice on

alternative modelsthat might achieve the

objectivesofGovernment and local

communities.

Three partner councils —Whangārei

District Council, Timaru DistrictCouncil

and Waimakariri District Council—

recently filed aHigh Courtapplication

seeking clarification of what ownership

means in relation to their ratepayerfunded

water assets.

Betweenthem, these three councils

have $1.76 billion in ratepayerfunded

water infrastructure.

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Traffic signals get green light

By DAVID HILL

Southbrook’s thirdset of trafficlights is

astep closer.

The Rangiora­AshleyCommunity

Board gave the greenlight to a

recommendation from council staff that

the council adopts the Southbrook

Road traffic lights and authorisestaffto

proceed to the detailed design stageof

the project.

The new lights at the Southbrook

Road, Torlesse and Coronation Street

intersection are expected to improve

road safety on Rangiora’sbusiestroad.

They will replace the kea crossing,

allowing for asafe crossing for children

and providing asafer way for traffic to

enter and exit Southbrook Road.

‘‘It’svery, veryexcitingtosee that

those promised lights have been

approved and we look forward to it

being constructed,’’Rangiora New Life

School principal Stephen Walters says.

‘‘We feel our children will be alot

safer having three places to crossthe

road and we know childrenwill

appreciate that choice,soI’m really

please and very excited.’’

The communityboardalso approved

furtherimprovementsincluding betterdefinedcrossing

points, painted

roundaboutsand aright turn ban from

Denchs Road on to SouthbrookRoad.

Councilstaffworkedwith pupils from

Rangiora New Life and Southbrook

Schoolstotest the proposed measures

and thisprovedtobeasuccess, Mr

Walterssays.

‘‘The council staff have worked really

closelywith the two schools, so it’s

really good to see those measures

adopted.

‘‘It’s good to see that sort of

participatory democracy and it works

well.’’

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he is pleased to see progress being

madetoaddress road safety on and

around SouthbrookRoad.

‘‘With amix of large schools,

businesses,residential homes and

more than26,000 vehicles using the

road,it’s longbeen clear that

improvementsneed to be made.’’

Public consultation was carriedout

during November, withmost

respondents supporting the traffic

signals.

Many respondents indicated they

wouldlike to see along­term strategy

for Southbrook Road and the

surrounding areaprogressed.

Aworkingparty has been set up to

develop along­term strategyfor

improvingtraffic flow,safety for both

drivers and pedestrians, access to

businesses and residents,public

transport and cycling facilities.

Keeping abreast of swimmers

By ROBYN BRISTOW

After teaching swimmingfor morethan a

decade, Ali Gills stillgets inspired by

seeinglearners of all ages progress in the

water.

Now sheisbeing recognised for her own

progression, havingbeen namedthe Skills

ActiveAotearoaApprenticeofthe Year.

The annual title goes to an exceptional

apprenticeship graduatewho has

demonstrated talent, hardwork and a

commitment to increasing the healthand

wellbeing of New Zealand communities,

through sport, recreation or performing

arts.

Ali says what makes swim education

rewarding for her, is making adifference

in the livesofothers.

‘‘I findinspiration from my swimmers

from all aquatic levels, especiallythe adult

swimmers who overcome their fearsand

strivetobebetter swimmersbyregularly

attending lessons,’’ she says.

Ali says if people havehad abad

experience in the water at some stage,the

fear can stay with them. Sheisinterested

in the psychology of getting past the

trauma, and turning the negative into a

positive by learning to swim.

‘‘It might be that someone has retired,

and now they’vegot the time to tackle it.

‘‘ Or they haveset themselves agoal to go

on holiday and go snorkelling.’’

Ali says one of her pupils has been

comingtoadult swimming lessons for

seven years. She is in her late eighties,and

‘‘still learning’’.

Ali started helpingout as avolunteer

with the aquaticprogramme at her

children’s school. Whenher eldest son

Ali Gill ... At work beside the pool.

began swimming competitively, her

interest grewand she eventually applied

for arole as aswim teacher with the

Waimakariri District Council 10 years ago.

She completed every teacherextension

course she couldfind,which wasn’teasy as

the courses sometimes weren’t available

in her part of the motu.

Whenthe SkillsActive Apprenticeship

in Specialised Swimand Water Safety

Teacherbecame available, it was the

perfect opportunity for Ali to get

recognised forthe coursesshe had

completed,aswell as adding on somenew

learning as well.

‘‘The apprenticeship provided afuture

learning pathway to become qualified in

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an area that I’m passionate about. It has

givenmeadvanced industry knowledge

and expert skillsand its been agreat

confidence booster.’’

There were certainly challenges to

completing the qualification, Ali says,

including havinganolder computer, and

fitting everything in with her family

commitments, her swim teachingwork,

and the otherhalf of her role as acustomer

service representative for the aquatic

centres.

However, hernow adult son, who was

her inspiration for her swimteaching

career, proofread her assignments. Aliwill

be presentedwith her Apprenticeofthe

Year Award in February.

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May’ssevere weather impacted

by climate change —report

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Climate change made the rainfall that

hit Canterbury in late May more

severe.

Researchersstudying the effectsof

climate changeonsevereweather

events in New Zealand have found that

the extreme rainfall that brought

flooding to parts of North Canterbury

in May 2021,was 10 to 15 percent more

intense as aresult of human influence

on the climate system.

The findings come from the MBIEfunded

research project Extreme

Weather Event Real­time Attribution

Machine (EWERAM)that seeks to

provide scientificanalysis and expert

assessment about the role of climate

change in the severity and frequency

of extreme weather events.

The project callsonthe skills and

expertiseofresearchers from five

institutions in New Zealand—

Bodeker Scientific, MetService,

NIWA, VictoriaUniversityof

Wellington, and the University of

Canterbury.

Extremerainfall in Canterbury over

the period May 29 to 31 produced

historicflooding,inwhich the Eyre,

Ashley and Okuku Riversthreatened

to, or breached their banks.

The event was causedbyaslowmoving

low near centralNew Zealand

thatdirected an easterly flow on to the

South Island,with asubtropical feed

of moisture delivering prolonged

heavy rain.

Rainfall totalsof200 mm in two days

werewidespread alongthe

Canterbury foothills, peaking at an

overall totalof540 mm, over the

Rising waters ... The Ashley /Rakahuri River in flood on the morning of May 31.

courseofthe entire event, at Mt

Somersinthe headwaters of the

AshburtonRiver.

The event prompted MetService to

issue aRed Warning and aStateof

Emergencywas declared in response

to the floodingand widespread

impacts. The Insurance Council of

New Zealand lists the insured losses

from the event at $43.8 million.

The research teams analysis of this

event,using MetServices’ensemble

forecast system, indicates that

compared to aclimate system

unaffected by human activities,

around10%­15% (dependingonthe

regionconsidered)more rainfell.

Alarge collectionofglobalclimate

model simulations, taken fromthe

PHOTO: FILE

weather@home project,was also

analysedfor how the likelihood of

suchaneventoccurring may have

changedbecause of climatechange.

It was foundthat these events are at

least 20% more likely to occurtoday

thaninpreindustrialtimes.

While these findings are consistent

withclimatescienceexpectations, i.e.

thatthe intensity and frequency of

severe precipitationeventswill

increase as the atmosphere warmsand

is abletohold more moisture. The

characteristicsofany single event can

varyasaresult of climate­induced

changesonwhere the rain falls,and

other confoundingfactorssuch as

thresholds being reached (or not) that

initiate such events.

Vaccine pass

requirements

Vaccine passes are mandatory at some

publicvenues around North Canterbury,

but not at others.

While the WaimakaririDistrictCouncil

voted on December10torequirevaccine

passesatthe district’s libraries and

swimming pools, the Hurunui District

Council has decided not to make the

passesmandatory.

The exceptionisthe Hanmer Springs

Thermal Pools and Spa, where patrons

must be double vaccinated ­except for

children under­12 years and 3monthsor

thoseotherwise exempt.

The Kaikoura DistrictCouncil has

resolved thatentrytoits main council

building on West End willbebyvaccine

pass only,exceptfor those with

exemptions.

Kaikoura’s council building includes

the museum, library, councilchambers

and offices and the Environment

Canterbury office.

Vaccine passes are not mandatory at

the Kaikoura Aquatic Centre, or the

swimmingpools in Waiau and

Rotherham.

All three councils advise that visitors to

council facilities are requiredtowear

masks, sign in with QR codes and

numbers are limited to allow for social

distancing.

Face masks are mandatory duringentry

and exit at swimming poolsand sporting

facilities, but not while in the water or

engaging in exercise or sporting

activities.For groups hiring council

buildings, it is at the discretion of the

eventorganiser whether vaccine passes

are required.The government’s Covid­19

ProtectionFramework(traffic lights), at

the orange level, where vaccinepasses

are not required, events are limited to 50

people. There are no restriction at orange

if vaccine passes are mandatory.

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By ROBYN BRISTOW

Lime Real Estate, the winner of the

North Canterbury Business Award’s

Hellers Emerging Business, has been

built from the ground up on strong

systems, the judges said.

Its innovative branding, strong staff

culture and commitment were all

elements that caught the judge’s

attention.

The award winners were announced

on line, by host Enterprise North

Canterbury, after Covid­19 protocols

scuppered the celebration dinner.

Managing director of Lime Real

Estate, Brooke Azzopardi says they were

very excited and stoked that all their

hard work had been recognised in

winning the award.

‘‘It was unexpected.

‘‘We have worked extremely hard over

the past 18 months since we opened to

be in this position,’’ Brooke says.

Strong systems were put in place right

from the beginning, says Brooke who

started out in the industry at aged 17.

She used her experience, and all the

good bits learned over the years when

setting up Lime Real Estate. Positivity,

honesty and service are at the heart of

everything Lime Real Estate does.

“We specialise in providing an

amazing customer experience with

customer service being our passion and

priority,” Brooke says.

“We are an independent, 100 percent

locally owned real estate brand.”

The company has now opened a

second office, located in Rangiora.

This means the team can tailor the

business to suit the needs of its growing

business in the community by providing

real estate services to clients in North

Canterbury, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Oxford,

Amberley and everywhere in between

plus the Christchurch area and even

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The driving force behind Lime Real

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Lime Real Estate specialises in

residential, lifestyle and rural sales.

The team is also experienced in

development project sales, and property

management, and has become North

Canterbury’s leading independent real

estate agency.

‘‘Our whole team comes together with

the common goal of providing a

seamless and personal experience to

every client,’’ Brooke says.

“We opened our new business in

Kaiapoi on the same day as receiving the

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news of the Covid­19 pandemic

lockdown.

“We essentially opened and closed the

business on the same day.

‘‘This was extremely nerve racking

and upsetting for us as we were

uncertain what our future would be.”

However the plan “to stay open and

generate what business we could to help

us push forward,” has worked well.

“We have the community to thank for

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“We intend to continue working

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Bill to give

voting rights

ABill to grantmana whenua votingrights at

the EnvironmentCanterbury (ECan)

council table has passedits first reading in

Parliament.

The CanterburyRegional Council (Ngai

Tahu Representation)Bill seeks to provide

for manawhenua representation around

the counciltable, by empowering Te

Runanga oNgai Tahutoappointuptotwo

members with full decision­making

powers.

‘‘We are thrilled that the Bill has passed

its firstreading,’’ ECan chairperson Jenny

Hughey says.

‘‘This has cleared the way for the Bill to

move to the Select Committee, whichhas

now opened the submissionsprocessso

people can comment on the Bill.

‘‘TheSelect Committeeprocess is the

pinnacle of consultation processes andis

open to everyone in New Zealand.’’

ECan works in partnership with 10 Ngai

Tahu papatipu runanga, which hold mana

whenua status withinthe council’s

boundaries through acollective calledTe

Ropu Tuia.

Te Ropu Tuia co­chairperson Liz Brown

says the Ngai Tahu RepresentationBill

reflects the rangatiratanga between local

government and mana whenua.

‘‘This Billallows us to build on the mahi

of our tipuna(ancestors),who have

advocated over many generations forbetter

representation of mana whenuawhen

decisions are being made within our takiwa

(tribal area).

Ms Hughey saysamong the benefits of

mana whenua representation are greater

efficiency in planningand consenting

processes, reduced costsfor council and

consent applicants, and improved

enforcementdecisions.

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It is aboutdoing somethingwith

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This singing groupishelping with the

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Social mediasent me amessage

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challenge.Thisaffectsthewider financial

wellbeingofpeople forwhom NZSuperis

their primarysourceofincome.Sincethe

start of thepandemic, the number of

people aged65+ who receive the

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accommodation supplement increased

by approximately 12,000totaling127,522

in March 2021.Atitsworst, housing

deprivation has consequences forolder

people.They maylackaccesstohousing

altogetherorhaveaccess onlytosubstandard

accommodation.

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This alsohelpswiththe housing

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houses for others. www.abbeyfield.co.

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Looking to the future

Often the endofthe year, and more

importantly the start of anew one,isa

timetothink about whatisimportant and

whatchallenges andopportunities we are

going to faceinthe future.

The farmingcommunityisfacing a

tsunami of change in the form of new

regulations, aimed at improvingand

protecting theenvironment for future

generations.

Farmers aren’tlooking at what is

coming andthinking ‘‘we’re not going to

do this’’.

Theyare looking at it and thinking‘‘how

on earth arewegoingtodothis?’’.

Thisdifferenceiskey.There isn’t

resistance to change in therural sector–

farmers have been responding to

changing regulations,markets, economic

and climaticconditions,and technology

for generations –but thepace hastobe

sustainable,and therules implementable.

Believeitornot,this is no different for

EnvironmentCanterbury.

We tooare facing this wave of new

direction thatisnecessary to protectthe

environment.

And are thinking“how on earth are we

going to do this?”.

But we must. Andweneed to work

alongside the wholecommunity if we are

to succeed.

In September, councillors confirmeda

set of principlesfor working with

communities under stress.

The council recognises that the rural

sectorisone suchcommunity.Some might

evensay thecouncilisthe cause of the

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stress:weare theones whotranslate the

central government direction andthe

desires of thewider Canterbury

community into rulesand are the ones on

theground who monitor and enforce

compliance.

It’s important to remember we arein

fact alltrying to achieve thesame

outcome.

Namely astrong,sustainable rural

sectorthatisable to support the

environmental outcomesneeded to

protect this beautifulregion for

generations to come.

Environment Canterbury doesn’t

always getitright.

As acouncillor Iamcommitted to better

ways of working, building relationships

andincentivisingbehaviourchange, and

so are ourstaff.

Thereisatension between carrying out

ourregulatoryroleonbehalfofthe wider

community, while also having empathy for

thefarmers,orothers we interact with.

However,Environment Canterbury has

aregulatory obligation to carry out our

functions in atimelymanner.

My hope for thecoming year is that we

cantake learnings from ourexperiences

andbuildonthe many past successes in

theregion.

This means we allcomefromaplace of

good intentand asharedend goal,and we

change the conversationtoone where

everyoneisworking togethertoanswer

‘‘howonearth arewegoingtodothis?’’.

Wishingeveryone arestful holiday

period.

Community caring for community

All Canterbury government agencies,

not just health,have arole to play to

ensure people aresupported and

prepared for asignificant increase in

the number of cases of Covid­19 in the

region,says Ben Clark,Canterbury’s

Regional Public ServiceCommissioner

for Canterbury and the Chatham

Islands.

‘‘It takes acommunity to care for a

community, and Iknow there are

hundreds of people working across

health,wellbeing, mana whenua and

NGOsocial services to ensure that

anyone whocontracts Covid­19 in

Canterbury or the Chatham Islandswill

be well supported,’’ he says.

This is whether they are self­isolating

in their own homeorinan alternative

community facility, including managed

isolation and quarantine facilities, Mr

Clark says.

SeniorResponsible Officer for Covid­

19 at the Canterbury District Health

Board, Dr Helen Skinner, says most

people with Covid­19 are likely to have a

mild illness.

‘‘It’s important that people’s health

andwellbeing is monitored by aclinical

team as well as self­monitoring while in

isolation.

‘‘It’s also vital that people isolating at

home know who and when to call for

help if their health deteriorates,’’ Dr

Skinner says.

“This weekwe’ve gone live with a

Claire McKay

Environment Canterbury Councillor

dedicated Covid­19 Care in the

Community page on our website.’’

The site provides information on

practical things to ensure people are

ready for when Covid­19 is more

widespread in the community, along

with guidance for those who are selfisolating

and resources for community

support providers.

“If you’re heading away on holiday,

have you made aplan to cover what

you’ll do if you or one of your whānau

catches COVID­19?

Where will you isolate? What about

vulnerable people you know who might

be older and live alone or have a

disability –how can you support others

you care about?

“The new section on our website also

provides linkstoinformation on what it

means to be aclose, casual,or

household close contact of someonewho

has tested positive for COVID­19 and

there’s information on what to expect

and who can support you afteryou’ve

tested positive,” Dr Skinner says.

‘‘The best thing we can all do now to

protect ourselves is to be fully

vaccinated, including having abooster

dose if it’s six months since you had your

second dose of Pfizer vaccine.

‘‘When you leave the house

remember: Mask, Scan and Pass –wear

your mask, scan in everywhere you go,

and showyour Covid­19 pass when you

need to.’’

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Waimakariri 8:34am 2.2 2:20am 0.7 9:17am 2.2 3:01am 0.7 10:01am 2.2 3:44am 0.7 10:46am 2.2 4:29am 0.7 11:33am 2.3 5:18am 0.7 12:00am 2.2 6:10am 0.7 12:50am 2.3 7:04am 0.6

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Amberley 8:34am 2.2 2:20am 0.7 9:17am 2.2 3:01am 0.7 10:01am 2.2 3:44am 0.7 10:46am 2.2 4:29am 0.7 11:33am 2.3 5:18am 0.7 12:00am 2.2 6:10am 0.7 12:50am 2.3 7:04am 0.6

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5:51pm 0.7 12:22pm 2.3 6:39pm 0.6 1:14pm 2.3 7:30pm 0.5

8:43am 2.2 2:29am 0.7 9:26am 2.2 3:10am 0.7 10:10am 2.2 3:53am 0.7 10:55am 2.2 4:38am 0.7 11:42am 2.3 5:27am 0.7 12:09am 2.2 6:19am 0.7 12:59am 2.3 7:13am 0.6

Motunau 9:08pm 2.1 2:59pm 0.7 9:52pm 2.1 3:42pm 0.7 10:37pm 2.1 4:26pm 0.7 11:22pm 2.1 5:12pm 0.7

6:00pm 0.7 12:31pm 2.3 6:48pm 0.6 1:23pm 2.3 7:39pm 0.5

8:45am 2.2 2:31am 0.7 9:28am 2.2 3:12am 0.7 10:12am 2.2 3:55am 0.7 10:57am 2.2 4:40am 0.7 11:44am 2.3 5:29am 0.7 12:11am 2.2 6:21am 0.7 1:01am 2.3 7:15am 0.6

Gore Bay 9:10pm 2.1 3:01pm 0.7 9:54pm 2.1 3:44pm 0.7 10:39pm 2.1 4:28pm 0.7 11:24pm 2.1 5:14pm 0.7

6:02pm 0.7 12:33pm 2.3 6:50pm 0.6 1:25pm 2.3 7:41pm 0.5

8:41am 1.7 2:26am 0.6 9:23am 1.7 3:08am 0.5 10:07am 1.7 3:52am 0.5 10:53am 1.7 4:37am 0.5 11:41am 1.7 5:24am 0.5 12:05am 1.7 6:15am 0.5 12:55am 1.7 7:09am 0.5

Kaikoura 9:08pm 1.6 3:01pm 0.6 9:50pm 1.6 3:44pm 0.5 10:34pm 1.6 4:27pm 0.5 11:18pm 1.6 5:12pm 0.5

5:57pm 0.5 12:31pm 1.7 6:44pm 0.5 1:22pm 1.7 7:33pm 0.4

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

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7

Upcoming power

line surveys

MainPower will be carrying

out aerialpower line asset

inspections from Monday 10th

January until Sunday20th

February.

The work will be conducted

between Oxford and Kaikōura

and is dependent on suitable

weather conditions.

So You! Boutique ... Abusiness with clear direction and aconcise strategy.

So You! Apoint of difference

By ROBYN BRISTOW

So You!Boutique,which won the Percival

Street Bakery Excellence in Retail Award

at the NorthCanterbury Business Award,

is abusinessoperating in avery

competitive marketplace with avery clear

pointofdifference, the judges said.

‘‘This business is seeing the benefits of

having avery clear and concise strategy

and directionbuilt around an

understanding of its clientbase,’’ they

said.

The award was announced online by

host Enterprise North Canterbury after

the annualawards dinnerwas cancelled

due to Covidprotocols.

Debbie Albrecht,the owner of So You!

Boutique saysitisreally nicetobe

recognised and very emotional.

‘‘We are reallydifferent from other

stores. We offer avery personal service

and we have an awesometeam who make

that veryeasy to do,’’she says.

So You! Boutique hosts events,

workshops and fashion shows, and truly

believes in helping women create ahardworkingwardrobe.

Their12piece pack

workshop evenshowsyou how to create

over 60 outfits from just 12 items.

Plus their personal shopping service

makes tired wardrobes and ‘‘nothing to

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wear’’ athing of the past.‘‘It is afun, stressfree

one­on­onepersonalshopping

consultation,’’ says Debbie.

So You! Boutique, in Conway Lane,has

had to be resilient in the face of the

Canterbury earthquakes and againduring

the ups and downs of Covid­19.

‘‘But we are not goinganywhere. We are

stillgrowing,’’ saysDebbie.

Debbie saysSoYou! Boutique has a

largecustomer basewho are very loyal

and appreciate the personaltouch instore.

She says she and her teamoffer good

honest adviceand love working with

women to help them feel fabulousintheir

clothing.

The inspections will be completed

using acamera mounted on a

helicopter flying at alow level

close to the power lines.

Electricity supplywill not

be affected.

Forfurther information, please

contact info@mainpower.co.nz.

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Whitebait spawn sites studied

Whitebait spawning sites in

downtownKaikoura have created

plenty of interest.

Results of arecent inanga /

whitebait spawningsite study in the

Kaikoura water zonehas helped

build an understanding of how to

protect and manage the futureof

thespecies.

Thestudywas conducted by

UniversityofCanterbury

researchersand focusedon

identifying the characteristics and

conservation statusofspawning

sites for whitebait species.

It was the first of its kind to

investigateinanga spawning habitat

in non­tidal river mouthsthat are

open to the sea.

There wasabig focusonLyell

Creek /Waikoauincentral

Kaikoura.

Six otherwaterways were

surveyed, including Blue Duck

Creek in the north, Harnetts Creek,

Swan Creek, Middle Creek, and the

Kahutara and Oaro Rivers in the

southern area of the zone.

Inanga is the mostabundant

speciesthat whitebaiters catchin

New Zealand rivers, so is akey

indicator of ecosystem health, the

researchers said.

The study will support actions in

the zone to protect and enhance the

habitatfor thisimportant mahinga

kai species to give it abetter

chance.

‘‘We’rereallyfortunate thatthe

University of Canterbury delved

into our local awa (water ways)to

learn more aboutour crypticinanga

following the earthquake’s uplift,’’

EnvironmentCanterbury (ECan)

land management and biodiversity

advisorHeathMelvillesaid.

‘‘The uplift has caused aloss of

tidal influenceonlocal hapua(river

Urban whitebait ... Several spawning sites were found in downtown

Kaikoura in the Lyell Creek.

PHOTO: ENVIRONMENTCANTERBURY

mouths), whichhas likely narrowed

the window of opportunity for

inanga to spawn successfully.

‘‘By protecting spawning sites the

species will have abetter chanceof

thriving in our local awa,which will

hopefully allow us, and future

generations,tobeable to continue

the tradition of whitebaiting,’’ he

said.

Spawning is the process of

releasing the eggs and spermto

reproduce.

Whitebait use particular areas in

the lower riverfor spawning, so

identifyingand protectingthese

areascan increase the number of

eggs,juveniles and eventually adult

fish,MrMelville says.

Asurvey of Lyell Creek found

several spawningsitesindowntown

Kaikoura.

University of Canterbury

researchers Shane Orchard and

David Schielundertook the

research project. An unexpected

heavy rain in February 2019

triggeredwidespread inanga

spawning activity at the studysites.

‘‘Welearned alot from this one

rainevent, anditallowed us to

makeadditional measurements

and learnmore about the next one.

There was another unexpected turn

of events with adry spell during

March thatleftthe February eggs

highand dry with no chance of

hatching,’’ DrOrchardsaid.

Thisled to the researchers

working withECan to conduct an

ecological engineeringexperiment

to artificially raisewater levels at

Lyell Creek, which was successful

in triggering spawning.

‘‘The results from throughoutthe

project showed us justhow attuned

thefish are to changes in the water

level.’’

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9

Learn family secrets

By DAVID HILL

Everwonderedwhatyour

ancestorsgot up to?The

holidays might give youtime

to catch up on alittlefamily

history research.

Withahealthy selection of

museumsand archival

repositories throughout North

Canterbury,why not visit?

The RangioraMuseum is

run by theRangiora and

DistrictsEarlyRecords

Societyand is based in Good

Street. Formoreinformation,

go to rangioramuseum.

wordpress.com for opening

hours.There is asmall

admission charge.

TheKaiapoiMuseum, in the

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic

Centre, is openduringlibrary

opening hours andisrun by

the KaiapoiDistrictHistorical

Society. Formore information

go to kaiapoimuseum.co.nz.

Entry is free, but donations

are welcome.

The OxfordMuseum is on

MainStreet andisrun by the

Oxford Historical Records

Society. Foropeninghoursor

to contact the museumgoto

oxfordmuseum.nz.

Forscoutingconnections,

visit theNational Scout

Museum at Blue SkiesGroup

Accommodation andOutdoor

ActivitiesCentre on Williams

Street, Kaiapoi. For opening

hours or to contact the

museum,gotoblueskies.org.

nz/national­scout­museum.

htmlorphone(03) 3857599.

The Custand Districts

HistoricalRecords Society’s

museum is housedinthe

former Waimakariri­Ashley

Water Supply Board building

in Cust.Phone 027­2603063.

TheKaikoura Museum has

been openinthe Kaikoura

CivicBuilding on WestEnd

sincethe November2016

earthquake.For more

information, followthe

KaikouraMuseum page on

Facebookorcontact (03)

3197440.

Informationabout Hurunui

district records can be found

at hurunui.govt.nz/

community/library/heritage/

nz­and­local­historyresources.

Records can be foundatthe

HurunuiDistrict Library in

Amberley,phone(03)314 8980,

andatthe HanmerSprings

Library.

TheAmuriHistorical

Society’s museum is located in

Waiau. Contact

amurihistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

TheCheviotHistorical

Records Societycan be

contacted at

cheviotmuseum@amuri.net.

TheKowaiArchivesSociety

is based in Balcairn andcan

be contactedatkowai.

archives@gmail.com.

TheWaipara County

HistoricalSocietyisbased in

Hawarden andcan be

contacted at harbridge@xtra.

co.nz.

ForHanmer Springs

records, contact Rosemary

Ensor at

rosemaryensor@outlook.com.

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Christmasand NewYear Refuse and

Recycling Arrangements

Some refuse and recycling collection days are changing

over Christmas and New Year. This also applies to some rural

collection points.

Monday 27December and

Monday 3January

Tuesday 28 December and

Tuesday 4January

Wednesday 29 December

and Wednesday 5January

Thursday 30 December

and Thursday 6January

No Collections -Public Holiday

Hanmer Springs, Mt Lyford and

Gore Bay

Amberley, Amberley Beach, Leithfield,

Leithfield Beach, Cheviot, Waipara,

Scargill, Omihi, Greta Valley

and Motunau Beach

Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Waikari

and Hawarden

• Only Hurunui Council bags will becollected, these are available

from various outlets inHurunui.

• Bags must be securely tied and at the kerbside or council collection

point by 8am.

• Collection times may vary to normal, and the crew will not return to

collect bags placed out late.

• Refuse bags must not exceed 15kg in weight.

• Bags split prior to the crew’s arrival and non-official bags will not be

collected.

• Bundles of cardboard will not be collected but can be recycled via

any transfer station.

Calendars lead to exhibition

By SHELLEY TOPP

Jeff Raines,aself described ‘‘chocolatebox

photographer’’ who has alove affair

with Christchurch, now has an

exhibition of his work.

The formerSydney­sider has put

together acollection of his photographs

for Christchurch —A photographic love

affair,whichopened at the galleryon

December 8and will run until January

19.

Jeff, who now lives in Kaiapoi, owns

TurkeyBeach Productions,which

produces calendars sold in New Zealand

and all around the world.

‘‘The photos always show the glossy

image,showing New Zealandatits best,’’

he says.

Jeff began producingcalendars when

he was living in Christchurch and ran

the Northlands Paper Plus store.

He noticed that the best­selling

calendar in the store was one with an

image of Hanmer Springs on the cover.

‘‘I realised the power alocal image has

over anational or international one,’’

Jeff says.

He plannedtotravel around New

Zealand photographingscenic places of

interest for his calendars,but when his

wife,Colleen,died in 1997, he was left

with five children from 7to17­years to

raisesowas unable to travel far.

He began photographinghis home

town for the calendars.

The Christchurchearthquakes in 2010

and 2011 provided him with ahuge jump

in sales and world­wide interest in his

calendars, which are printed in New

Zealand.

‘‘Everyone was sending them to family

overseas as all of asudden Christchurch

had gainedworld­wide interest and, of

course, because so muchwas destroyed.

We sold 37,500 calendars thatyear.’’

Jeff said he has had great feedback

from people about his calendars with

one couple tellinghim they were so

inspired by his images that they

travelledtoNew Zealandtovisit the

places on the calendar they had been

givenasaChristmaspresent.

He now produces calendars annually

including arose calendar, aNew

Zealand birdscalendar, aNew Zealand

scenic calendar, aChristchurch

calendar and alarge­format black and

whiteone for the sight impaired. The

calendars can be purchased from most

PaperPlus stores, some independent

book sellers and some Whitcoullsstores.

What is accepted via the recycling collections if it is clean

and loose in aCouncil recycling bag?

Newspapers, magazines, office paper and telephone directories.

• Cardboard, greetings cards, junk mail, envelopes, and egg boxes.

• Food, drink, and pet food cans.

• Rigid plastic bottles and small containers, types 1, 2and 5with lids

removed.

What cannot be recycled?

Soft plastics, plastics 3, 4, 6and 7, tetrapaks, polystyrene (including

meat trays), plant pots, plastic strapping,clothing, food-stained paper

or card, coffee cups, plastic lids, foil trays and food waste are not

recyclable -ifindoubt throw it out.

Do not put glass bottles in recycling bags, these can be recycled via

any transfer station.

Transfer Station Arrangements -the opening hours for

Christmas and New Year are as follows.

Friday 24 December &

Friday 31 December

Saturday 25 December &

Saturday 1January

Sunday 26 December &

Sunday 2January

Monday 27 December &

Monday 3January

Tuesday 28 December &

Tuesday 4January

Wednesday 29 December &

Wednesday 5January

Thursday 30 December &

Thursday 6January

Normal opening hours apply

All transfer stations closed

All transfer stations closed

All transfer stations closed

Normal opening hours apply

Amberley transfer station will

open 10am to 4pm

Normal opening hours apply

Normal opening hours apply

Fun in the water ... Families will be looking forward to cooling off in water ways

around the region this summer.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Swimming sites monitored

Taking adip in ariver or water way to

cool off on ahot summer’s day is

something we take for granted.

Each summer from November to

March, Environment Canterbury

(ECan) monitors more than 100 of

Canterbury’s popular swimming sites

weekly to check for water quality

issues which can be harmful to people

and pets, especially dogs.

As at last week, 19 swimming sites in

North Canterbury were graded as

suitable, while four were considered

not suitable.

Suitability of asite can change,

depending on environmental

conditions such as warm

temperatures, sunlight, low or stable

river flows, and high levels of

nutrients.

Before you or your dog swim, make

sure you view the most up­to­date

water quality results from our weekly

monitoring at lawa.org.nz.

All five monitored beach sites in the

Kaikoura district remain good for

swimming, including Armers Beach,

Gooch’s Beach, Mangamaunu, Peketa

Beach and South Bay, as do the two

sites in the Hurunui district, Gore Bay

and Motunau Beach.

In the Waimakariri district there

have been no changes since last year's

grading.

Pegasus township beach, Pines

Beach, Waikuku Beach and Woodend

Beach are suitable for swimming.

The Ashley River/Rakahuri Estuary

site remains unsuitable for swimming.

In the Kaikoura district, the

Kahutara River at State Highway 1

remains good for swimming, but the

Lyell Creek Lagoon remains

unsuitable.

The Hurunui River at SH1 is good for

swimming, but should be avoided after

heavy rain.

Further upstream, the Hurunui

River at SH7 remains unsuitable for

swimming.

The monitored sites in the Waipara

River at the Boys Brigade pool and

Waiau­Uwha River at Waiau township

are safe to swim in.

In the Waimakariri district, the

Ashley River /Rakahuri sites at

Rangiora­Loburn bridge, gorge bridge

and SH1 are suitable for swimming.

Pegasus Lake at Moto Quay is

suitable for swimming, but Kaiapoi

River at the boat ramp should be

avoided.

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NEWS

14 North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

Have aHurunui staycation

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Hurunui Garden

Festival attracted arecord

number of visitors and

highlighted the area as a

special place.

The October festival

showcased six gardens in

the district which also

offered accommodation.

The owners of Karetu

Downs, Flaxmere Garden,

Hurunui Homestead,

Ribbonwood Country

House, Cathedral Cliffs

and Tipapa Historic

Homestead are hoping the

event will encourage

Kiwis to return to Hurunui

and consider it as a

staycation destination all

year round.

Ann Newton, who owns

Hurunui Homestead Bed

and Breakfast with her

husband Matthew, said

Hurunui was agreat place

to live and visit.

‘‘We always tell visitors

we live in the holiday

destination, we don’t need

to travel. Everything is on

our doorstep.’’

Ann recommends

visitors take aroad trip

around Hurunui for the

quintessential North

Canterbury experience.

‘‘We did aroad trip

through Southland

recently and it was

fabulous.

‘‘Everything is familiar

travelling around your

own country and that

makes it very relaxing,’’

she said.

Colin Harrison, who

owns Cathedral Cliffs Bed

and Breakfast at Gore Bay

with his wife Lynne, said

they got ‘‘great feedback’’

about the accommodation

they were offering during

the garden festival.

They hoped more Kiwis

would recognise Hurunui

as agreat place for a

staycation because of the

annual event.

Penny Zino owns

Flaxmere Garden in

Hawarden, which has been

made agarden of

international significance

by the New Zealand

Gardens Trust, with six

stars.

She said Flaxmere was a

great place to visit and

stay, but there were many

other great places to stay

and beautiful gardens to

Special place ... Karen and Bruce Forrester, owners of

Karetu Downs, in their garden during the popular Hurunui

Garden Festival last October.

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

visit in Hurunui as well.

‘‘It has been said to me

that Central Otago always

gets the kudos for being a

great tourist destination,

but Hurunui has so much

more,’’ Penny said.

Coldstream Garden, in

Culverden, and Loch

Leven Garden, in

Rotherham, have also

been recognised by the

trust, as gardens of

national significance, with

afive star rating.

Penny has joined the

owners of these two

gardens in anew venture

called Elegant Country

Gardens, offering tours of

the three gardens from

September until April.

For former Aucklanders

Jane and Stewart

Whiteside, who own

Tipapa Historic

Homestead at Greta

Valley, Hurunui is a

special place.

The homestead is just an

hour’s drive away from the

hustle and bustle of

Christchurch with ‘‘no

traffic lights’’ on the

journey.

‘‘Visitors often feel they

have entered adifferent

world when the arrive. It is

so beautiful, restful and

calming,’’ Jane said.

At Karetu Downs

Farmstay Bed and

Breakfast in the Waipara

Gorge, owners Karen and

Bruce Forrester, provide

visitors with the ‘‘unique

country experience,’’

staying in the homestead, a

separate cottage or in their

own campervan on the

farm.

Amberley Hotel general

manager James

McPherson said people

were slowly starting to

realise Hurunui has so

much to offer and was not

just adrive­through to

Hanmer Springs.

‘‘Amberley is agreat

starting point. We are the

gateway to the Waipara

wineries, only ten minutes

away, and all the local food

producers ,’’ he said.

The Hurunui district is

also part of the Alpine

Pacific Touring Route

linking Christchurch and

Kaikoura and taking in

Hanmer Springs and the

Waipara wine region, with

options for wine tasting,

dining, fishing, hiking,

farm visits, picnics, rafting

and jetboating, whale

watching and avisit to the

hot pools.

The North CanterburyNewsteam

would liketothank our readers,

contributors and advertisers forall of

your support again this year.

We wish youall averyMerryChristmas and

aHappyNew Year.

We are nowtaking abreak forthe holidays

and re-open on Monday10 th January.


COUNCIL'S HOLIDAY HOURS

Main Office, Libraries &Service Centres

Amberley Office:

Closed from 1pm on Friday 24 December 2021 with normal opening hours resuming Wednesday 5 January

2022.

Amberley Library and Service Centre

Will close at 1pm on Friday 24 December 2021, and on statutory days. Will open on 29, 30 and 31

December from 9am-5pm. Please note there will be no late night on 30 December. Normal hours will

resume from Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Hawarden Library and and Amuri Service Centre:

Will close at 2pm Friday 17 December 2021. Open for school holiday hours on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Cheviot Library and Service Centre:

Will close at 12.30pm on Friday 24 December 2021. Normal hours will resume Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Hanmer Springs Library and Service Centre:

Will close on 24 December 2021, and on statutory holidays. Will open on 29, 30 and 31 December from 12-

4pm. Normal hours will resume Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Water Supply

Building Inspections

Our utilities team continue to operate through-out the

holidays, but with reduced staff numbers. Our 24hr

call service is still available through the mainline to

address anything that pops up (03 314 8816).

The hot, dry weather over the summer holidays puts

extra demand on our water resources and we ask our

residents to conserve water where you can and keep

an eye on water restrictions through our website

www.hurunui.govt.nz

There will be no inspection service

over Christmas and New Year, but

business resumes from 5 January

2022.

If you are on a restricted supply scheme, we

recommend you keep an eye on the water level in

your tank, to catch any supply issues early.

Rubbish and Recycling

Hanmer Springs, Mt. Lyford and Gore Bay collections:

Tuesday 28 December and Tuesday 4 January

Amberley, Amberley Beach, Leithfield, Leithfield Beach, Cheviot, Waipara, Scargill, Omihi, Greta Valley

and Motunau Beach collections:

Wednesday 29 December and Wednesday 5 January

Waiau, Rotherham, Culverden, Waikari and Hawarden collections:

Thursday 30 December and Thursday 6 January

Transfer Stations: Closed on Saturday 25 December, Sunday 26 December, Monday 27 December and

Saturday 1 January, Sunday 2 January and Monday 3 January.

Swimming Pool Hours and Summer Pool Parties

Summer Pool Parties

Rotherham

Wednesday 12 January | 11am - 1pm

Omihi

Thursday 13 January | 11am - 1pm

Culverden

Tuesday 18 January | 11am - 1pm

Waiau

Thursday 20 January | 11am - 1pm

The Hanmer Spring Thermal Pools and Spa

The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa will be

closed from 7pm Christmas eve and will resume

normal hours (10am-9pm) from Boxing Day onwards.

HAVE AVERYMERRYCHRISTMAS AND

AHAPPY NEW YEARHURUNUI


Merry Christmas,

Meri Kirihimete!

We all know it has been an extraordinary year, one unlike any of us would

have experienced before (I’m sure we said the same last year). Despite this,

or perhaps because of it, it is important that we all take time to reflect on

Christmas in our own individual way.

I always look forward to the season of Christmas. For me it is about spending

time with my family and enjoying seeing so many people connect and share joy.

Please keep an eye out for people on their own this Christmas and holiday

period. This is a time for kindness and sharing.

Thank you to our emergency services, medical teams and all other staff

working and keeping us safe over this holiday period.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Mayor Dan Gordon and Rupert

Seasons Greetings

Doug, Thomas, Sarah, Mark,

Shirley, Wendy, Ray and Niki of the

Oxford-Ohoka Community Board

Meri Kirihimete

Shona, Andrew, Andrea, John,

Mark, Philip and Sandra of the

Woodend-Sefton Community Board

Wish you

all asafe

and enjoyable

festive season with

friends and family.

We look forward to

continuingtoserveour

community through 2022.

Extend best

wishes for a

wonderful 2021

festive season to

the communities of…

Woodend, Woodend

Beach, Sefton,

Pegasus, Waikuku

and Waikuku Beach.

Merry Christmas and

Happy New Year

From the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi

Community Board

The Rangiora-Ashley

Community Board

Would like to wish the community

every happiness and asafe and enjoyable

holiday period.

Ngā mihi nui o

Te Tau Hou ki akoe

me tō whanau.

Jackie, Neville, Al, Brent,

John, Martin, Philip,

Sandra and Chris.

Merry Christmas

and Happy New Year

For afull list of Council Service holiday hours, including our

libraries, pools and kerbside collections visit the Council website.

waimakariri.govt.nz


2021/22 Christmas -New Year Period

Your Guide to Council Services

Swimming pools

The Dudley Park, Oxford and Kaiapoi swimming pools are closed on

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

During the holidays, the following hours will be observed daily:

Dudley Park

Aquatic Centre

47 Church Street,

Rangiora

Phone 03 311 8905

Service centres and libraries

Kaiapoi Aquatic

Centre

9Cass Street,

Kaiapoi

Phone 03 375 5041

Oxford Community

Aquatic Centre

9Burnett Street,

Oxford

Phone 03 311 8921

Friday 24 December 6am -3pm 8.30am -3pm

Saturday 25December

Closed

Sunday 26 December

Monday 27 December

10am -7pm

Tuesday 28 December

10am -7pm

Wednesday 29December

7.30am -7pm

Thursday 30December

Friday 31 December 7.30am -3pm 10am -3pm

Saturday 1January

Closed

Sunday 2January

Monday 3January

Tuesday 4January

Wednesday 5January

10am -7pm

Normal hours resume

10am -7pm

The Rangiora Service Centre will close at 12 noon on Friday 24 December

2021 and will re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 5January 2022.

The Waimakariri Libraries and other Service Centres will observe the

following hours. Libraries are available by phone at 03 311 8901.

Friday24December

Saturday25December

Rangiora Library

141 Percival Street,

Rangiora

Kaiapoi Library &

Service Centre

Ruataniwha Civic

Centre, 176 Williams

Street, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 311 8901

9am -3pm

Oxford Library &

Service Centre

34 Main Street,

Oxford

Kerbside collections

There are no changes to kerbside collections over the Christmas/

New Year holidays.

Rubbish bags and wheelie bins must be placed out for collection by 7am.

Collection times may vary during the holiday period. Please contact

the Council on 0800 965 468 if you experience any problems with your

kerbside collections.

Remember you can sign up for text alerts to remind you to put out your

kerbside bins at rethinkrubbish.co.nz

Eftpos and credit card*

payments accepted

Southbrook Transfer Station

&Resource Recovery Park

284 Flaxton Road, Rangiora

Phone 03 313 5499

Oxford Transfer Station

High Street, Oxford

Friday 24 December 8.30am -4.30pm 12.30pm -4.30pm

Saturday 25 December

Sunday 26 December

Monday 27 December

Tuesday 28December

Wednesday 29December

Thursday 30 December

Friday 31 December

Saturday 1January

Sunday 2January

(*Fee applies to credit card payments)

8.30am -4.30pm

8.30am -4.30pm

(Normal hours resume)

Noise control, dog and stock control

Closed

Closed

Closed as usual

12.30pm -4.30pm

12noon -4.30pm

Day and night please telephone the after hours service number and follow

the recorded instructions:

0800 965 468

Please note this is an emergency service only.

Snap Send Solve

Requests will not be processed on statutory holidays or weekends. Please

report urgent issues by phone.

Sunday 26 December

Monday 27 December

Tuesday 28 December

Wednesday 29 December

Thursday30December

Friday31December

Saturday1January

Sunday 2January

Monday 3January

Tuesday 4January

Wednesday 5January

Closed

9am -5pm

9am -3pm

Closed

Normal hours resume, no late nights.

Late nights resume from week commencing 10 January.

All urgent calls

Urgent calls to any Council Service Centre during the holidays will be

directed to our after hours answering service.

Urgent calls: 0800 965 468. Follow the recorded instructions.

For further information call the Council on 0800 965 468 or visit our website waimakariri.govt.nz


NEWS

18 North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

Summer fun in the Waimak

By DAVID HILL

NC’stop five walking trails

By SHELLEY TOPP

Waimakariri has plenty to offer locals and

visitors alike thissummer.

Whether it is shopping in the town

centres or enjoying the natural

environment, peopledon’t have to travel

far to make memories.

For thoselooking for some sun, sand and

surf,the Waimakariri district boasts 10km

of beaches, includingthe surf­patrolled

beaches at Waikuku, Pegasus and

Woodend.

If you enjoy getting out on the water,take

asplash at the new KaikanuiAqualand

New Zealand aqua playpark at Courtenay

Lake,Kaiapoi, withdeals available for

locals.

Whileyou are in Kaiapoi, you can get out

on the river with Kore Hire for rowing and

kayaking.

The swimming pools at Kaiapoi,

Rangiora and Oxford will also be open over

the summer.

For the moreadventurous, there is every

opportunity to get out and enjoy natureat

one of the conservation parks,orwalking or

tramping in the foothills, or ridingalong the

network of cycle trails.

Thrillseekers can checkout New

Zealand’sonly airboat with AlpineJet

Thrills or enjoyanightout at Woodford

Glen.

Sporting individuals can enjoyaround or

two of golf at one of the five localgolf

courses.

For the foodies,there are morethan 70

cafesand restaurants spreadacross all the

localtowns.

Boutique shopping is amajor drawcard

in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford and you

can check out the local farmersand craft

Surf’s up ... Enjoy some sun, sand and

surf.

PHOTO: VISITWAIMAKARIRI

markets aroundthe district.

For thoselooking for somethingalittle

quieter, the district has art galleries and

museums to visit in Kaiapoi,Rangioraand

Oxford.

LaterinJanuarylook out for MuscleCar

Madness, the Hartley School of Performing

Arts summercamp and The Big Bounce,

run by Big Brothers Big Sisters of North

Canterbury.

In Februarythere will be the inaugural

Waimakariri Country Music Festival,the

Made North Canterbury TasteTrail, an Art

Deco Garden Party(to celebrate the

Kaiapoi GardenClub’s 100th anniversary)

and the Swannanoa Country Fair.

The fun continues intoMarch,with the

Kaiapoi River Carnival expected to return.

For more information visit

visitwaimakariri.co.nz.

When it comes to North Canterbury

walking tracks, Nigel Lavender and his

team at The Sport Shop in Rangiora know

all the best places.

And now theyhavecompiled alist of

theirfive favourite tracks.

‘‘We are so lucky to liveinNorth

Canterbury surrounded by so many

awesome walking tracks with amazing

viewsand surroundings,’’ Nigel says.

‘‘We chose these because theyare

accessible, and are an idealfamily­friendly

introduction to the NorthCanterbury

countryside.’’

Number one on the lististhe Mt Grey

track, located in the Mt Grey/Maukatere

ConservationArea, within the Ashley

Forest, near Rangiora.

‘‘Mt Grey offerssome of the best views in

NorthCanterbury,’’the team says.

‘‘After atwo­to­three hour walk through

forest and bushland to the summit, you will

find yourself 930 metres above sea level

with spectacularviews.’’

TuhaitaraCoastalPark is number two on

the listand can be accessed from Woodend

Beach, KairakiBeach, Pines Beach,

Pegasus Town and Waikuku Beach.

‘‘This 24.5km track follows the coastfrom

Kaiapoi to Woodend before finally ending

up in Waikuku.

‘‘Youdon’thave to do the fulltrack, you

can justdowhateverlength suitsyou .’’

The track is accessible for wheelchair

usersand those pushingabuggy, makingit

suitablefor the whole family.

Next on the list is MearsTrack, with

access only afew minutes drive from the

Oxford township.

‘‘This loop­track walktakes about 20

Take astroll ... Waimakariri has plenty of

walking tracks.

PHOTO:VISITWAIMAKARIRI

minutes, making it an idealstroll for

families with smallchildren.’’

The track incorporatesalookoutand a

seating area.

NorthbrookWetlands, near the Rangiora

central business district, with access from

Cotter Lane, is astormwater treatment

facility for urbanRangiora and is alsoa

favourite.

‘‘This 1.5km circuit walk followsthe

wedgeofthe ponds withviewing platforms

alongthe way,’’ the team says.

It is wheelchairand baby­buggy

accessible and bicycles are allowed on the

track.

Number fiveonThe SportShop team’s

list is the Rakahuri TrailinRangiora’s

Ashley/ RakahuriRegionalPark.

‘‘This track was developedfor walking

and cycling andisanideal placefor a

family picnic,’’ they say.

Thereare anumber of differenttrack

options available in the park.


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North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

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Reading for the holiday break

Harry Turbott: NZ’s first landscape architect, by Garth

Falconer

Landscape architect, teacher and environmentalist Harry

Turbott (1930­ 2016) was at the forefront of the first wave

of environmental design. From the early 1960s after

returning from completing an MLA at Harvard, he played

akey role in introducing these concepts to New Zealand

Labour Saving, by M.J Cullen

In this clever, witty and detailed memoir, Hon Sir Michael

Cullen (1945 –2021) describes his

lengthy political career, including

his major economic policies.

Elizabeth and Margaret, by Andrew

Morton

From their cloistered early life, through their war­time

lives, into the divergent paths they took following their

father's death and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne, this

book explores their relationship over the years. This

biography offers unique insight

into these two drastically different

sisters and the lasting impact they

have had on the Crown.

Apples Never Fall, by Liane

Moriarty

From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably

contented family. Even after all these years, former

tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning

tournaments, sold the family business, and learning to

relax. Their four adult children are busy living their own

lives. But Joy Delaney disappears and her children are

re­examining their parents' marriage and their family

history with fresh, frightened eyes.

The Coffin Confessor: Some Last Wishes Don’t Go

Quietly to the Grave, Bill Edgar

Imagine you are dying with asecret. Something you've

never had the courage to tell your friends and family. Or alast wish ­atask you

need carried out before you can rest in peace. Now imagine there's aman who

can take care of all that, who has no respect for the living,

who will do anything for the dead. Bill Edgar is the Coffin

Confessor, aman on amission to make good last requests

on behalf of his soon­to­be­deceased clients. This is the

extraordinary story of how he became that man.

Em­pa­thy: The Human Side of Leadership, by Harold

Hillman

Empathy is no longer optional for leaders who strive for

adeeper understanding and connection with their staff.

Empathy is the ability to connect with another person

based on your willingness to understand their perspective

without judgement. This book demystifies empathy,

breaking it down and making it real for leaders who

appreciate the value of human connection.

The Forager’s Treasury, by Johanna Knox

In New Zealand's urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food

just waiting to be discovered, if only you know what to look for. Foraged food

is healthy, economical and sustainable, but the best part about it is the fun you

will have finding wild food.

Rita Angus, by Jill Trevelyan

Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana

New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent

biography. Now back in print, this revised edition brings

the book up to date with new assessments of Angus.

Use it all, by Alex Elliott­Howery

Buy less, buy whole, use it all This practical handbook is

an invitation to reduce food waste while eating

generously.

These titles are available in both Waimakariri and

Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent additions

to the library collection by going to the library catalogue

at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or

contact your local library.

Kaikoura Community Market

The Kaikoura Community Market is

back at anew location ­the Kaikoura

Memorial Hall at 32 Esplanade. The

first market was held on Saturday

(December 18) and it will held on New

Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, and

then weekly from Saturday, January

15, from 10am until 12.30pm or 1pm.

Masks are mandatory, but vaccines

pass are not required. Please scan QR

code or sign in on entry.

Early Records Society

The Rangiora Museum, at 29 Good

Street, will be closed Boxing Day,

December 26, but will open on Sunday,

January 2. from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Vaccine passports required for entry.

Come and have abrowse. Merry

Christmas to all!

Christmas cake fundraiser

The popular Woodend Pegasus Lions

Club’s Christmas cakes have sold out

but the club secretary Anne

Attenborough says people can still get

acake and help raise funds for the

Rangiora High School Leo Club, by

purchasing their Christmas cakes at

Rangiora’s Fools of Desire Cafe in

Conway Lane.

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RURAL LIFE

North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

Shed talk sparks on-farm conversations

Arecent Shed Talk event in the

Waimakariri zone provided achance to

learn about mahinga kai, biodiversity

and new regulations within the rural

sector.

Run by Environment Canterbury last

month, the event was attended by around

50 industry professionals, farmers and

community members.

It was organised by the Waimakariri

zone delivery team, Fonterra,

Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) and the

Waimakariri Landcare Trust.

Presentations were given in the Cust

Community Centre by Environment

Canterbury’s Pou Matai Ko (cultural land

management advisor), Makarini Rupene,

and biodiversity officer Zipporah Ploeg,

along with WIL project manager Paul

Reese.

The event was open to all ages, with

Oxford Area School agricultural student

Elise Whitwell taking the opportunity for

alittle education.

‘‘I really enjoyed hearing about the

history of Ngai Tahu in Canterbury and

learning about the different kinds of

environments that exist in the

Waimakariri district,’’ she said.

‘‘Visiting the farm and seeing the

wetland was also really cool,’’ she said.

‘‘It makes me think about what Imight

want to do when Ileave school.

‘‘I thought Iwanted to go into

something to do with soil, but maybe

biodiversity could be an option.’’

Mr Rupene spoke about mahinga kai as

arelationship to the natural

environment, with afocus on local iwi

and mana whenua mahinga kai values.

‘‘It was really great to share some of the

background to how Maori used to work

the land for kai, travel the region and

some of the more specific Waimakariri

sites that used to be major trading posts

for early Maori,’’ he said,

‘‘I’m really lucky to be able to help the

community and industry understand that

mahinga kai isn’t too different from how

many people think about farming now ­

working the land, providing for our

whanau and protecting all the things that

exist in our environment.’’

Ms Ploeg said the presence of

tumatakuru /matagouri or kanuka are

Wetland restoration ... Springvale wetland has been left to its natural state, aside from

some weed control.

PHOTOS:ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY

indicative of ahealthy dryland

environment.

‘‘These plants provide food and habitat

for some pretty special insect species

such as the endangered matagouri moth

(Acroclita discariana).

‘‘There’s arange of wetland habitat

across the Waimakariri zone too ­both

swampy, high­nutrient wetlands, and

also low­nutrient wetlands with

sphagnum moss and sundew and

bladderworts ­the only two species of

carnivorous plants in New Zealand.

‘‘That’s pretty special for Waimakariri

Ithink.’’

During the day the group visited the

nearby Springvale wetland ,which has

been left to its natural state for as long as

the owners can remember.

Ken and Shirley Robinson farm sheep,

crop and dairy support, but have allowed

around 12.5 hectares to remain as

wetland.

The wetland is considered an asset to

the farm, and the wider catchment.

It’s dominated by flax /harakeke,

cabbage trees /tikouka, native sedges

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The Robinsons have received

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work of willows.

‘‘Willows have invaded the site and

formed acontinuous canopy over parts of

the wetland,’’ Ms Ploeg said.

‘‘By controlling the weeds now, the

wetland values can be protected and it’s

able to recover.

‘‘Because the site has been allowed to

remain in its natural state, it’s an

exceptional example of what’s possible

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North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

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Kaikoura’sFyffe House offers slice of NZ history

By DAVID HILL

Kaikoura’s Fyffe House has

enjoyed abusy year despite the

challenges of Covid­19.

House manager Ann McCaw

says while the historic site has

traditionally attracted tourists,

the main target audience has

always been New Zealanders.

‘‘It has been abit quieter over

the last few months, but we are

expecting it to be busier this

summer with Auckland opening

up.

‘‘We had areally good season

last summer, thanks to the Kiwi

travellers.

‘‘We are so lucky, we’ve never

put our marketing into tourism

because want Kiwis to visit

because this is their heritage.’’

Ms McCaw says the house

under went repairs over the

winter to fix the upstairs

plastering to make it authentic

with how it was originally built.

Mike Jackson, of Ohoka, used

traditional plastering methods

and materials, including lime

putty and horse hair.

‘‘The previous repairs had

been done with incorrect

plaster, so we were really lucky

to get someone who knew the

right materials to use.’’

Fyffe House provides a

snapshot of local history all on

one site.

The Heritage New Zealandowned

house was built during

the height of Kaikoura’s shortlived

whaling industry, but the

building and grounds also tell

the stories of the three Pakeha

families who lived there and of

the Maori who occupied the area

What remains ... Sasha Crawford, of Christchurch, looks at the remains

of adead rat and other items found in the Cooper’s Wing while repairs

were being made in 1999, during arecent visit to Fyffe House.

before them.

Evidence of Maori settlement

in the area was discovered on

the site of Fyffe House itself by

whaler George Fyffe, who

uncovered aburial site while

digging foundations to build an

extension to the house.

He unearthed ahuman

skeleton, two toki adzes and the

largest moa egg ever found,

which is now on display at Te

Papa.

Today you can listen to

recordings at Fyffe House of

stories of early Maori settlement

in the area, provided by the local

runanga.

European settlement at

Kaikoura dates back to the

arrival of Scottish settler Robert

Fyfe (spelt with one less ‘‘f’’ than

his cousin George Fyffe) in 1842.

Robert sailed into the bay and

saw amother and baby whale.

Realising there was money to

be made, he signed up 30

experienced whalers and

returned to set up awhaling

station.

He purchased the boat Fidele

and established atrade route

from Kaikoura to Wellington.

Sadly, the Fidele was

shipwrecked in 1854 and Robert

drowned, leaving afortune

worth 6000 pounds (the

equivalent to $4 million today).

Just months before the

shipwreck, Robert was joined by

his cousin George Fyffe.

George took over the whaling

station, but by then whaling was

no longer profitable in

Kaikoura.

Robert had also established

New Zealand history ... Fyffe House will be open over the summer.

PHOTOS: DAVID HILL

Kaikoura’s first sheep station,

which George leased and made a

tidy income and accumulated

more land.

George assumed he would

inherit his cousin’s whaling

fortune, but after 10 years of

legal wrangles, the funds

eventually went to Robert’s

sister in New York.

George was left heavily in debt

and committed suicide in 1866.

The oldest part of Fyffe

House, known as the cooper’s

wing was built from Australian

hardwoods around 1844 to

provide quarters and a

workshop for Thomas Howell, a

cooper, who was employed by

Robert Fyffe to make wooden

barrels for transporting whale

oil.

This part of the house uses

whale bones in its foundation.

George Fyffe moved into the

house and added the back

bedroom and kitchen in 1857,

and the middle and front

bedrooms and the parlor in 1860.

The Goodall family purchased

Fyffe House in 1868. Joseph

Goodall, apolice constable, had

been transferred to Kaikoura to

deal with ‘‘the whaling men’s

drinking culture’’ and crime

which was getting out of control.

James Johnston, asettler,

purchased Fyffe House in 1920,

and it was rented to the Low

family, who later inherited the

house. The house passed to

Heritage New Zealand in 1980.

Vaccine passes are required

inside the house, under the

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restrictions for people visiting

the grounds.

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From the team at North Canterbury News, we wish you

all avery happy and safe holiday season

For answers, see page 31


What’s happening in your

community…

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

Communities 4Local Democracy

Mayors representing more than amillion

New Zealanders took their Three Waters

concerns toParliament last week, marking

the first step ofapowerful new local

democracy campaign.

Communities 4Local Democracy -Hehapori mō

te Manapori is anewly formed and growing group

of 23 councils from around the country. The group

was created in response to serious concerns about

the Government’s Three Waters reforms, and

numbers are growing as local councils consider

the implications of the proposed legislation –in

particular losing control of approximately $60b of

community owned assets across the whole country.

More than adozen mayors and other elected

representatives took the group’s message to

meetings at Parliament with Labour, National, ACT

and the Green Party.

Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon is a

formative member and deputy-chair of the group

and has the full support of the Council to advocate

for abetter outcome for Three Waters reform.

“Waimakariri residents shared their views with

the Council earlier in the year –95percent of

respondents to our engagement wanted the

Council to opt-out of the reform proposal.

“Since then the Government announced they would

mandate reform but there is still time to present

aconstructive criticism of this approach and table

fresh ideas on how wecan achieve outcomes,”

says Mayor Gordon.

“Our action group will introduce fresh ideas for

better water. The difference will be that our fresh

ideas will be those which have the support of

ratepayers as well as being locally accountable

and responsive.”

“No-one disputes the need for investment, but

there’s abetter way to achieve the Government’s

objectives and we want to work in partnership

with them on that,” he says.

Communities 4Local Democracy is taking

aconstructive approach to the situation by

commissioning expert advice on alternative

models that might achieve the objectives of

Government and local communities. It will be

sharing its findings inFebruary next year.

“The group currently represents over one million

New Zealanders and we’re committed tohaving

our voice heard. After all we are the elected

local voice of our communities –communities

that are very clearly telling usthat they don’t

want control of the assets that generations

of our ratepayers built up and paid for being

snatched away from them.”

It's Time Canterbury

Waimakariri District Council has partnered with a

number of Canterbury Councils to raise awareness

of how climate change will affect the region.

The It’s Time Canterbury campaign to about having

conversations about climate change. We want to

provide information and resources so that people

can take action to help reduce the impact of

climate change as well as getting ready to adapt

to the changes that are coming.

We want people to understand what toexpect

in the coming years, how we are responding

to that and what are plans are, how they can

make adifference and show your support for

our climate change conversation. Pop onto

itstimecanterbury.co.nz tofind out more.

Season’s Greetings

The Mayor, Councillors, Community Boards and

staff wish you avery Merry Christmas and aHappy

New Year. We hope you have arestful break and

look forward to seeing you in2022.

Have you signed up for

the Waimakariri District

Council Newsletter?

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Planning on heading out

to enjoy the Districts

beautiful beaches?

Check you know the rules.

Learn more at

waimakariri.govt.nz/beaches

Waimakariri,weneedtotalkabout ourchanging

climate. We know this isn’t an easy topic.

Or asmall one. But we have to start somewhere,

so we’restarting here–with our region.

Learn more at itstimecanterbury.co.nz

It’s time to talk about climate change, Waimakariri.

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Summer

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Let’s change theway we think about

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Keep theWAI in Waimakariri.

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wrapping.

Plastic foil wrap, soft

plastic packaging like

ribbons, bows, bubble

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any soft plastic needs

to go in the rubbish.

How to know if wrapping

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• It’s often shinyonthe inside

as well as the outside

• It’s hard to rip

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NEWS &CLASSIFIED

North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

29

Family fun in the sun in Kaikoura

By DAVID HILL

Kaikourahas plenty to offer

families over the summer.

Destination Kaikoura manager

Lisa Bond saysKaikouraisthe

ideallocation forasummerroad

trip as thereissomethingfor

everyone and thingstodoinall

weather.

Visitorscan do anything from

view baby sealsinthe rock pools

and at OhauPointtollamatrekking,

swimming with dolphinsand other

wildlifeadventures.

On ahot summer’s day you can

have apaddleatGooch’s Beach or

take aswim at the new Kaikoura

Aquatic Centre.

Rainyday activities includeThe

Mayfair Arts and Cultural Centre,

whereyou can viewart exhibitions

and catchamovie.

For thoseare into history,take a

look at the exhibitions at the

Kaikoura Museum, learn about the

history of whaling Fyffe House and

car enthusiasts willenjoy avisitto

Harmon’s classic car museum at

Bernie’s Diner.

The Kaikoura CommunityOp

Shop has alsoproventobea

popular visitor attractionand has

raised close to $1 million in seven

years, saysMsBond, who is alsothe

op shop committeechairperson.

‘‘We have peoplewho save up

their clothing from their spring

clean to bring it to Kaikoura andwe

have peoplewho come fromafar

becausethey’ve heardhow good we

are.’’

Kaikoura hasplenty of quality

eating places, includingthe new

King Tide Restaurant, which

opened lastweek, and thewellknown

Coopers Catch fishand

chips.

Walkingand cycling trails are

always popularwith visitors, with

the KaikouraPeninsula Trail a

must­do. There are bike tracks for

all levelsofability,with the Middle

Hill mountainbike trail being a

popularchoice and Kaiterau trial

has been getting rave reviews. To

find out more aboutcycle trails, go

to coastalsports.co.nz/bikekaikoura/

or for walking tracks go to

kaikoura.co.nz/seedo/kaikourawalks/.

Forthe adventurous, there is

kayaking, fishing and rafting on the

Clarence. Naturelovers can visit

the seal colonies or come and see

the Hutton’s shearwaterbirds and

the dotterels on Kaikoura

Peninsula.

Summer paradise ... Families are

expected to flock to Kaikoura this

summer.

PHOTO:DAVID HILL

For familyfun,there is the

‘‘Coastal Encounter’’ from

Encounter Kaikoura,where visitors

can ‘‘see more wildlifethan just

albatrossordolphin­specific tours’’,

or play around at Emporium mini

golf,where mum and dad can enjoy

acold beer.

Barring any Covid­19 lockdowns,

thereare plenty of events to lure

visitors to Kaikoura thissummer,

including Music on the Lawnat

FyffeHouse, Kegkoura and the

KaikouraA&P Show.

Planning the summer road trip

As the summer holiday season

nears, Waka Kotahi New Zealand

Transport Agency is calling on

drivers to be courteous and allow

plenty of travel time.

Acting director of regional

relationships,Ross L’Anson, says

motorists shouldprepare for roads

to be much busier than normal.

‘‘Congestion and delays are

inevitable in peak times, but if

everyone allows plenty of time for

the journey, drives to the

conditions and plans ahead there

will be less frustration and

everyone will be able to

concentrate on arriving safely at

theirdestination.’’

He recommends using the

agency’s digitalHolidayJourneys

map, which shows predictedtraffic

flowsduring the peak summer

holiday period.

Journey Plannerprovides

detailed descriptions of the routes

available, including the fastest

route, where the electric charging

locationsare situated and realtime

information on delays,

roadworks and road closures.

Drivers should checkthat their

vehicle is in working order before

setting out on theirroad trip.

‘‘Checkyour tyre pressureand

tread, windscreen wipersand

indicators,’’ Ross says.

HolidayHours

DECEMBER • No late nights

Christmas Eve

ChristmasDay

Boxing Day

Monday27

Tuesday28

Wednesday 29

Thursday30

NewYear’s Eve

JANUARY

NewYear’s Day

Sunday2

Monday3

Tuesday4

Wednesday 5

Thursday6

Friday 7

Saturday 8

9am–3pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

9am–3pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

Normal hoursresume

(including latenights at

Rangioraand Kaiapoi)

libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz

Holiday wellbeing tips

By LOUISE LEITCH

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury

The past year hasn’tbeen easywith the

ongoingimpacts of Covid­19, and while

Christmas can be atime of joy, it can also

come with competing pressures and

expectations.

That is why it is so important to tune

into the ‘goodstuff’­the simplethings

that matterthe most and helpusfeel

good.

Take time to notice and be gratefulfor

the good stuff every day.

Try to savourit, and play it back in

your mindafterwards.

It will increaseyour chances of getting

through hardtimesand can makeyou

happier in the good times.

More thanChristmas gifts,the good

stuffismade up of simple things and

experiences thatwereallyvalue and

remember, such as agame of backyard

cricket,anice­cream at the beach,

spending time in nature or abarbecue

with friends.

This simple practice of noticingwhat

makesyou feelgood and doing more of it

is proven to support your wellbeing.

Take noticeisone of FiveWays to

Wellbeing,alongwith connect, giving,

keep learning and be active.

To connect, talk and listen,bethere,

feel connected.

Giving doesn’t need to be gifts,itcan

giving your time,your words, your

presence to createhappy memoriesfrom

your everyday experiences.

Keeplearning by seeingopportunities,

embrace new experiences and surprise

yourself. Be active by doing what you

can,enjoying what you do and moving

yourmood.

Research shows that the Five Ways to

Wellbeing build resilience,boost your

wellbeing and loweryour risk of

developing mentalhealth problems.

Learn moreabout The Five Ways to

Wellbeing on the MentalHealth

FoundationofNew Zealandwebsite:

mentalhealth.org.nz.

Community Wellbeing North

CanterburyTrust’s Rangiora officewill

close at 12pm on Christmas Eve and

reopen at 9am on Wednesday, January 5.

Kaiapoi Community Support closes at

2pm on ChristmasEve and reopensat

10am on Wednesday,January 5.

Forsupport over the holidayperiod:

Free­callortext 1737 anytime to get

supportfrom atrainedcounsellor.

Parents can get freesupport from

trained staffonthe Parents Helpline:

0800568856.

Young peopleuptothe age of 18 can

receivefreetelephone counselling by

freecalling Kidsline on 0800 543754.

Other useful sources of informationare:

All Right? https://www.allright.org.nz

www.depression.org.nz

Mental HealthEducationand Resource

Centre https://mherc.org.nz

Parenting ideas and activitiesfor the

holidays:

https://sparklers.org.nz/parenting/

https://parentingplace.nz/

Machinery Sales

11 kVa Deluxe

Blackout Generator EFI

2446087

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

Was$3413

Now $2263

(subject to availability)

www.BLAX

.nz

Cars Wanted

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.


CLASSIFIED

30 North Canterbury News, December 21, 2021

Public Notices

WarMemorial Hall

1Albert Street, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

We provide free confidential budgeting assistance to

individuals, families and whānau of the Waimakariri

and Hurunui communities

December office closure

We’re taking awell-earned break over this

Christmas holiday season.

The office will be closed from

midday,Thursday 23 rd December and

re-opening on Monday 17 th January 2022.

Our Committee, Volunteers and Staff wish you

astressfree Christmas.

Don’t spend more than you can afford.

Stick to your shopping list.

Spend time with family and friends.

Covering the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts

Phone 03 313 3505 anytime

Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz

www.bsnc.org.nz

Affiliated member of the National Building Financial Capability

CharitableTrust. RegisteredCharity Number:CC10710

2427308

CONWAY WAIAU TB MANAGEMENT AREA

POSSUM GROUND CONTROL -POISON WARNING

Vector Free Marlborough Limited wishes to advise that a

ground-based possum control operation will be taking place

to keep possum numbers under control to prevent the spread

of bovine tuberculosis to livestock. It is important that we keep

possum numbers low, aswework towards eradicating TB

from New Zealand over the long term. This operation will be

conducted as apartofOSPRI’s TBfree programme.

Description of control area

Hanmer Basin: Located between the Hanmer Range and the

Waiau River. The area includes the pastoral farmed flats south

and west of Hanmer Springs township to the bush edge on the

foothills at the base of the Hanmer Range.

Amap of the area can be found on the Vector Free Marlborough

website under the Current Operations tab.

Operation date

20 September 2021 to 31 January 2022 (approximate)

Poisoning methods, poison used and nature of poison

• Feratox encapsulated cyanide in the form ofacapsule,

dyed green/blue, presented with feed-paste or similar

attractant contained inside areusable bait stations 130

cm above the ground.

General warning

The public are reminded of the danger that toxic baits and

possum carcasses pose, particularly to children and dogs

•Follow advice stated on poison warning signs

•Donot touchpoison baits, bait stations or traps

•Donot touchpoisoned possum carcasses

•Keep children under strict supervision in the control area

•Keep pets under supervision; do not let dogs eat poisoned

carcasses

Warning signs will be erected at all main public entry points

and the public are reminded that it is an offence to remove

any of these signs. Please follow the instructions stated on

the signs.

If you suspect poisoning

•Contact your local hospital, or dial 111

•National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON –0800 764 766

•Inthe case of adomestic animal being poisoned, contact a

local veterinarian.

Forfurther information please contact

Vector Free Marlborough Limited

Free Phone: 0508 548 008

Email: communications@vectorfree.co.nz

Website: www.vectorfree.co.nz

OSPRI helps protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand’s

primary industries and currently runs the TBfree and National

Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programmes.

2442817

Ohoka

Rugby Club

Annual

General Meeting

Ohoka Rugby Club will hold its Annual General

Meeting on January 31, 2022.

Where: Mandeville Sports Club

Time: 6:30 PM

Nominations for office of President, Vice President,

Secretary and Treasurer must be made to the

secretary nolater than Monday January 17, 2022.

AGM kits with all contact details are available on

the club website:

https://www.sporty.co.nz/ohokarugby/Home-2

And via the link on our Facebook page.

All interested parties welcome.

2446724

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATIONFOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

ANDSUPPLYOF

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 Off Licence 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 inwriting 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 a matter 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 16th

December 2021. 2444830v2

Farming Notices

TRACTOR & Lawnmower

seats. Forklift -

yellow, black, blue. Telephone

027 262 2266

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

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

Gardening

A+ GARDEN hedges cut

to perfection. Tree &arbor

work. For aquote. Phone

021 111 4322.

Livestock

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Firewood

SPILT old man pine, 3.7

$260. Ph 021 993 497.

Religious Notices

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Ashley Community Church

7pm Friday, 24 th December

39 CanterburySt, Ashley

Donations/Koha welcome

Supper to follow

Service Leader Paul Askin

Vaccine Pass Gathering requirements

Bring your mask for safe singing!

Event subject to change in Covid

restrictions on the day

Enquiries ph 027 289 1380

2447047

Situations Vacant

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

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.

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.

• Mustbephysically fit and 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.

Customer Service Checkout

Team Members

Experienced customer service people preferred but

full training provided.

• Weekend work required.

• Upto40hours.

• Mustbecustomer focused.

• Mustbephysicallyfit.

• 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

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 concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST

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.

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.

DRESSMAKING Bev’s

Sew Good Services. For all

your alterations, repairs,

dressmaking, curtains.

Phone 327 5535.

SUMMERFIELD

FENCING

IN YOUR AREA NOW.

Lifestyle or farm, sheep, cattle,

horse, all types of animals.

Fences, yards, sheds, arenas,

shelters, runs.

30+ years contract fencing.

Steve is available to help with

your design &planning.

Ph office03312 4747

2091848

GENERATORS Honda /

Rato /Diesel, plus parts &

accessories 027 262 2266

www.BLAX.nz.

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.

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

PAINTERS

Reg Tradesman

Interior,exterior.

North Canterbury Painters

specialising in decorating for

over 65 at adiscount rate.

Free quotes.

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.

Rob 03 327 7899

or 027 432 3520 2227597

ANTHONY SYMONDS

Forall your painting &

plastering requirements

Local with 30 years

experience

All workmanship

Guaranteed.

Phone 021 344 023

2220615

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.

POWER TOOLS repairs,

parts &sales for over 40

years. All main brands serviced.

Grossman Trade

Tools, 23 Watts Road,

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.

qualified.

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.

REMOVALISTS

Movemen Ltd

2Men &agood sized truck.

From $150 plus GST per hour.

Kaiapoi based.

Call Gerard

027 668 3636

movemen.co.nz

2401953

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,

crutching, drenching,

tailing, feet trimming &

health check. — Ph. 03-

423-3713 or 021-267-4025.

SHEEP SHEARING,

drenching, feet trimming.

For Lifestyle blocks. Call

Stu 027 315 6916.

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

2362002

027 216 0000

2225862

TRUCK WASH. Mobile

touchless on-farm foam

wash solutions. Telephone

027 262 2266

www.CLEANFLEET.nz.

CRAIGS Trees

(03) 327-4190

TREE REMOVALS

THINNING &PRUNING

STUMPGRINDING

FELLING &TOPPING

FULLYINSURED

QUALIFIED ARBORIST

Free Quotes

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Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

Guide

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Appliance Repairs

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Samsung andmore....

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Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810

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Butchery

OxfordButchery

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We cankill&process yourstock

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since 1957

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027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

2273277

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Engineering

For your Engineering needs

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821

toppeng@xtra.co.nz

●CAP 65 ● CAP 40

●CAP 20 ● Pit Run

●Large Soakpit Boulders

●Crusher Dust

●Screened Sand

●Horse Arena Sand

Dean Hurley0274 336 993

hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz

2064 Tram Road

2397712v6

Glass &Windscreens

pet doors installed

from only $165

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MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027

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1902273

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027 432 1534

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PO Box 69, Rangiora

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from $25 per cube

from $30 per cube

all +gst

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house excavations, driveways, subdivisions

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Ph: KEN 027 201 3302

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz

2009594

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PARTS

SERVICE

ACCESSORIES

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Water Blasters, Log Splitters, Generators,

Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Air Tools, Spray

Equipment, Replacement Ag Seats, Small Motors.

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