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Thursday,January 13,2022 | Issue978 | www.starnews.co.nz

River gravel

extraction

concerns

By SHELLEY TOPP

Proposals by two Christchurch companiesto

extract large quantities of gravel from the

Ashley­Rakahuri Riverhas raised concerns from

the Ashley Village community and the Ashley

Rivercare Group.

SOL Screening and Crushing is seeking

resourceconsents from Environment

Canterbury (ECan) to extract 302,000 cubic

metres of gravelfrom the river, whileSouthern

Screenworks wants to extract 180,000cm of

gravel.

These two new resource consent applications

are in addition to other consents,some

longstanding, and somenew, which are already

in place to extract gravelfrom the river.

While membersofthe Ashley Village

community are mindful that gravel extraction

from the river is sometimes necessary to mitigate

flooding risk, they are concernedthat the new

proposals will increase dust and the number of

trucks in their community, compromisingtheir

safety.

They also fearthe proposals will destroy the

unique braided aspectofthe river which is home

to some of the world’s rarest birds, including,the

wrybill, the black­fronted tern, the black­billed

gull, the banded dotterell, the pied stilt,the black

stilt and the South Islandpied oystercatcher.

The Ashley­ Rakahuri Rivercare Group’s

operational spokesmanGrant Davey, who is an

Ashley resident, says the braidedaspect of the

river provided islandsfor the birds to neston

which protectedthem from predators and was

vital for their survival.

The Ashley­Rakahuri Riverwas auniqueand

rare ecosystem and it was important that any

gravel extractionwas done in away thatretained

the unique braidedcharacter of the river, he

says.

Grant sayshewouldalso liketosee accurate

surveysdone to determine gravel levels in the

river.

‘‘We havetomake suresurveyshave been done

correctly, ‘‘ he says.

Continued Page 2

On target for national honours

By ROBYN BRISTOW

After just 18 months of competitive

clay target shooting, expending

thousands of shotgun rounds and

countless clay targets, aNorth

Canterbury 15­year­old was right on

target recently to gain national

selection.

Millie­Jane McIlraith, aHurunui

College student, produced the dream

result at ashoot at McLeans Island

late last year, which propelled her

into the New Zealand Open Women’

Skeet Clay Target shooting team.

‘‘Walking up to shoot for New

Zealand, as part of ateam made up of

the top six ladies, was amoment

filled with adrenaline,’’ says Millie­

Jane.

The foundation for her selection

started at home on the farm, and with

the Amberley Gun Club.

Millie says without her coach

Graeme Everett, and sponsors Gun

City, Hanmer Springs Helicopters,

and Heathstock Apiaries, being

selected for aNew Zealand team

would have remained an impossible

dream.

She is also full of praise for the

Amberley Gun Club for showing her

and many other junior shooters

nothing but support and

encouragement for many years, and

her mum and dad who help her to

make it all happen.

Millie took up the sport after

joining her dad and three older

siblings at smallbore rifle shooting at

the Amberley Club.

‘‘I didn’t enjoy it. Iwanted to give

something else atry, such as shotgun

shooting,’’

Millie says she has no regrets

turning to skeet and down­the­line

shooting, each of which have

differing target configurations.

‘‘It is brilliant,’’ she says. ‘‘I love the

sport. Idon’t see myself doing

anything else,’’ she says.

Millie was selected in the New

Zealand skeet team after ashoot at

the Canterbury Clay Target Club at

McLeans Island, where she shot 150

targets over three days.

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Moving on, but just up the road

By DAVID HILL

Bruce Kearney admits he is ‘‘in two

minds’’ about his pending move to

Rangiora High School.

After 10 years at the helm of Kaiapoi

High School, Mr Kearney will become

Rangiora’s new principal in May.

He replaces Karen Stewart who will

retire at the end of term one, after four

and half years in the role.

‘‘It will be sad to leave Kaiapoi, but

after 10 years the time is right to move

on,’’ he says.

‘‘But Iwill still be in North Canterbury

­it’s only 10 minutes further along the

road.’’

While he is afamiliar face in the

Waimakariri community, Mr Kearney

says he will continue to commute each

day from Christchurch.

‘‘One of the things that Ireally like

about it is Iget to switch off and switch

on when Ihit the Waimakariri River.

‘‘You give everything to your

community when you are aprincipal in

acommunity school, so it’s just nice to

be able to switch off.’’

During his time at Kaiapoi, Mr

Kearney has seen the school roll grow

from around 500 in 2011 to start this year

with around 1100 pupils.

The biggest growth has been in Year

9s, from around 100 in 2011 to 270 this

year.

‘‘It just keeps going up, people shift

out into North Canterbury and the

growth is all over the place.

‘‘When Ifirst came here our goal was

Extraction

useful tool

From Page 1

‘‘Our understanding is that ECan

would generally use Lidar surveys to

determine gravel levels in the river,

but that these two companies have

done private drone surveys which may

not be as accurate.

‘‘ECan really needs to do their own

land­based survey.’’

ECan consents planning manager,

Aurora Grant, says gravel extraction is

auseful tool to maintain the flood

capacity in some rivers, while also

supplying material for roading,

concrete and other purposes.

‘‘The Ashley­Rakahuri River has

target levels set largely for flood

capacity purposes. Gravel is only

regarded as available for extraction if

bed levels are abovethe targetlevel,’’

she says.

to be the school of choice in Kaiapoi and

we had alittle bit of work to do.

‘‘We don’t provide single sex or

Christian education, but we do provide a

fantastic state, co­ed school.’’

Rangiora High School has alarger roll

of around 1700 pupils and Mr Kearney

expects that to grow in the coming years.

‘‘One of the key focuses Iwill have is

making sure Iconnect with the

community, and making sure people

know who Iam, and making sure

Rangiora is the school of choice.

‘‘Bigger schools provide more

opportunities due to their size and good

example of that is the great rugby

programme at Rangiora, which Ihaven’t

experienced as Kaiapoi hasn’t had a

rugby programme.’’

Mr Kearney is excited about Rangiora

High School’s unique features, such as

the school farm, and continuing to

support the North Canterbury Youth

Futures Careers Expo, which is planned

in June.

Rangiora High School Board of

Trustees chairperson Simon Green is

excited about the new appointment.

‘‘The board was impressed with

Bruce’s energy, vision and strong focus

on improving student achievement.

‘‘He places students at the heart of all

decision making, and is focused on

building apositive school culture.’’

He says Ms Stewart will be

appropriately farewelled to

acknowledge ‘‘the significant and

positive impact she has had on our

Kura’’.

Changing places .. Bruce Kearney is set to

make the move from Kaiapoi High School to

Rangiora in term two.

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Keen to remain on target

From Page 1

The aggregate of the two scores was

enough to take aspotinthe teamof

six to represent New Zealand in a

postal shoot against theAustralian

Women’s teamin November last

year.

It was awet,miserable day, when

the New Zealanders lined up.

New Zealandeventually lost in a

close battle to their Tasman rivals,

by five targets.

Millie says herscorewas average,

but it was aclose, exciting match,

but just abit sad the New Zealanders

couldn’t quite out shoottheir rivals.

She is now keen to develop downthe­line

shooting with theaim of

makinganational team.

She performs this discipline on

the secondaryschool circuitwhere

she hasalso performed successfully,

having been selected in several

regional teams, and gained national

and North Island topplacings.

Covid­19 has put thebrakeson

competitors gathering at one club

for schoolshoots, says Millie.

Howeverpostal shooting, where

scoresare mailed to acentral point,

has kept the sportalive.

This is in spite of havingtowaita

couple of monthsfor Auckland

competitors to register andpost

their scoresdue to beingin

lockdown.

‘‘Itwas awesome that people still

madethe shoot possible which Iam

verygrateful for,’’ says Millie.

Millie practices twiceaweek, with

three monthsconcentrated practice

prior to shooting to gainaplace in

the nationalside. She is now in

training for two shoots in February

and March ­the Canterbury districts

meet, and the NewZealandDTL

championships. Both will be held at

the McLeansIsland.

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Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey held a

public meeting at Mandeville to address

phonereception and slow internet speeds

late last year.

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Redevelopment plans continue

By DAVID HILL

OxfordArea School’s BayRoad site is

set for its biggest redevelopment in

150 years.

The Ministry of Educationhas

released the school’s masterplan,

which will see the schoolalmost

completely rebuilt overthe next few

years.

PrincipalMike Hart says the master

planwill completelychange the look

of the school, as most of the existing

buildings predatethe establishment

of OxfordArea School in 1878.

The Bay Road sitewas home to

Oxford District High Schoolfrom 1872,

which latermerged withother local

schools.

Stage one of the redevelopment will

see the construction of anew T­shaped

building with an office block,library

and community space.

It will include specialist science,

foodtechnologyand hospitality

teaching spaces.

‘‘It’s asignificant building in terms

of size,’’ Mr Hartsays.

‘‘Itwill include the schooloffice,

staff room, board roomand student

services, while the sciences and food

and hospitality will be connectedtoa

canteen.’’

The school library has long been at

the centre of the schooland thiswill

continue in the rebuild,MrHart says.

‘‘Wesee it as amulti­purpose space

and our community will be able to use

it alot and we willhave the abilityto

cater within thatspace.

‘‘For our students, it means they can

taketheirlearning out intothe

communityand we are really excited

by thatprospect.’’

Asecond building is planned to

house specialist technology, music

and arts teachingspaces.

It will include adark room,

recording studioand production

Redevelopment ... Blocks Aand Bwill form stage one in Oxford Area School’s

redevelopment.

rooms,aswell as aspace for digital

technologies and hard materials.

The spacesinthesetwo buildings

will allow theschooltoexpandits

‘‘connectedlearning’’ programme,

which has been introducedfor year 9

and 10 pupilsover the lasttwo years.

Connected learning involves

teachers acrossdifferentsubjects

collaborating to enhance student

learning.

The General Purpose Hallisalso set

for acomplete upgrade and

expansion.

Further buildingsare plannedas

part of the school’s longerterm

developmenttocater for anticipated

growth.

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Mr Hart says the detailed design will

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‘‘Thepositioning of the observatory

is quite complicated. The view of the

horizon means you can’t have treesor

big buildings nearby, so it will take

some thought to find the best space for

it.

‘‘Ouraim is to increasethe visibility

of it by havingitmore central rather

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Exhibition attracting attention

By SHELLEY TOPP

Apainting by Lyttelton artist Sue Currie

Driving Through The Lewis was

attracting alot of attention at the Oxford

Gallery toi oWaimakariri last Sunday.

The artwork is part of the gallery’s

popular Summer Show #7: ASense of

Wellbeing exhibition which opened on

December 2and closes on January 30.

Sue has three paintings in the group

exhibition.

She is one of 12 artists including Kevin

Bull, Miranda Brown, Jann Collins, Jo

Ogier, Marilyn Rea­Menzies, Adrienne

Rewi, Paul Smith, Soon Lee Spicer,

Charette van Eekelen, Kris Waldin, and

Rachel Hirabayashi, who have work on

show.

Avolunteer for the gallery, Alice

Pilbrow, of Oxford, said the exhibition

was the seventh Summer Show the

gallery had held.

The exhibition involves amix of

acrylic and oil paintings ,tapestry,

collage, mixed media, embroidery and

linocut prints.

The idea behind the summer

exhibitions is to provide an opportunity

for established and new artists, from

North Canterbury and outside the

district, to display their artwork and

also give people the opportunity to

purchase the artwork for for Christmas

presents.

‘‘People can buy apiece of art and take

it away straight away,’’ Alice said.

When apiece of artwork is sold the

gallery replaces it in the exhibiton with

another piece, if possible by the same

artist.

‘‘This is not the case in other

exhibitions,’’ Alice said.

‘‘Usually you have to wait until after

the exhibition is finished before you can

take the art you have purchased.’’

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Home-away-from-home at beach camp

By JOHN COSGROVE

5

While numbers weredown again this year

duetoCovid,the regionscamping grounds

were stillahome­away­from­home for

many families during the Christmas­New

Year break.

Nana, Karen HandyofRangiora, loves

thesense of family she finds everyyear

when she and grandadWayne Handy and

their huge blendedfamily all meet up at

theSpencerBeachHoliday Parkeach

year.

‘‘This year wasour first year back after

awee bit of abreak from staying there

over the Christmas­New Year holiday

period, ‘‘ Karen says.

‘‘Priortothat we hadbeen coming here

for10years. It is close to home, has

everything on hand and allows our eight

children to bringall the grand kidsalong

as well.’’

Camping is agreatlearning experience

forall her grandchildren, she says.

‘‘It is agreat experience for the toddlers,

they have to learn to share, and to be quiet

whenall thebabies are asleep.

‘‘It is also agreatspot to learnall about

nature and livingwith their cousins, and it

is so awesometowatch their expressions

opening presentsonChristmas Day,’’she

says.

The families were all prepared for the

holiday withfridges and microwaveson

handtokeep the babyfood and milk on

tap, while the biggerkids and adults

exploredthe region.

‘‘The managers here are very

accommodating, allowingustoerect a

fence around our large group of tents to

stop all the veryyoung children getting

out,

‘‘They are all escape artists, even the

youngestones of the sevenkids here

under four years of age will try to get out

whenever theycan.

‘‘But it’s agreat camp as there are many

Blended families ... Nana Karen Handy of Rangiora loves the family time she has with her

extended family at the Spencer Beach Holiday Park each year. The family, from back left:

Wyatt Lawson 16 months, Amanda Handy of Bishopdale, Amelia Page of Woodend,

Maddox Page 9mths, Ollie Page 2, and Tony Page of Pegasus. Front (from left): Sophie

Page of Pegasus, Beauden Page 2, Karen Handy of Rangiora, Ryleigh Lawson 2, and

Braxton Page 4.

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE

otherlargefamily groupscampedhere

beside us, so all the kids have to learn how

to getalongand make new friends,’’Karen

says.

Jason Bastings of Woodend says it is his

family’s firsttime staying at the Spencer

Beach HolidayPark.

‘‘I knowwecame from just up the road,

but we just wanted to get away for afew

days.

‘‘We havefounditverynice staying

here, it’s all aboutfamilies and we have

alsorun intoafew of our neighbours as

well.

‘‘There are plentyofattractions and we

are not at home, plus the kids are having

ablast,’’hesays.

For the McCracken family, alsoof

Woodend,camping out at the Spencer

Beach Holiday Parkisafamily tradition

as dadChrisMcCrackensaid his family

havebeen coming herefor morethan 17

Fun in the sun ... Jason Bastings of

Woodend, helps his son Carter 8, on the

design of their sand castle at Spencer Beach

over the Christmas break. This was the first

time the family has stayed there.

years.

‘‘We always have afamily Christmas gettogether

here. Our kids get to meet their

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OPINION

6 North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

ECan seats

DearEditor,

Thegovernment is backing

“gerrymandering” legislation for

Canterbury Regional Council which would

establish two unelected councillor seats

for direct appointment by Ngai Tahu. (In

representative democracies,

gerrymandering originally refers to

political manipulation of electoral district

boundaries with the intent of creating

undue advantage for aparty, group,or

socio­economic class within the

constituency).

Justbefore Christmas,Parliament

calledfor submissionstothe Canterbury

Regional Council (Ngai Tahu

Representation) Bill.Ngai Tahu’s

populationinCanterburyisabout 20,000

so each unelectedcouncillor appointment

would representa10,000population. The

populationofCanterbury is about645,000

with each of the14electedcouncillorsto

CanterburyRegionalCouncil

representing about 46,000 population.

Auckland Council is considering only

establishing one unelected councillor to

represent allIwi in acity with morethan

double the population of Canterbury.

What is verysignificant is the

Canterbury Billdiminishes democracy

through diminishingthe effect of elected

councillors.

The Bill proposes elected councillors be

reduced in number to 87.5% of the council,

as 2appointed members would account

for 12.5%.

Each year the unelected councillors

wouldbesetting ratesalongside elected

councillors without any accountability to

the votingpublicofCanterbury.

Taxation without representation is

clearly against democraticdirections

established during theAmerican

Revolution.

Submissionswerecalledfor over the

Christmas holiday period when most

people are busywithfestivities and family

holidays. This is amuch usedtactictofly

acontroversialBillunderthe public

radar. Submissions to the Bill close on

February 2.

Yours, Patrick Clifford,

Christchurch

ClimateChange

Dear Editor,

Isimplycannot accept the “official”

conclusionthatclimatechangewas

responsiblefor theseverityoftheMay

flooding(North Canterbury News,

December21) becauseunlike “experts”I

have livedwiththisclimate for over 80

yearsthrough drought, floods and fires. I

do however go along with the fact of

climate/ocean warming which accelerates

transpiration/ evaporation thus loading

the atmosphere —simply what goes up

must come down!And it does when our

cooler alpinetemperatures take effect.

The regions rivers react accordingly.

However,the downstreammessisthe

resultofshort­termideological thinking

forced on the “commons” via recent

successive governmentswhosepolicies

wiped outaround 50 million grazing

sheep, pluscattle,thathadreplacedthe

nativegrazingMoasthatonce controlled

thegrowthofhighpasture and bush.

The result is streams/tributaries

blocked with willows, trash and invading

old mans beard, are now acesspit hosting

an invasion of verminandpestsand,

impeding the flownotonly ofwaterbut the

natural progression of plains /beach

maintaininggravel andsilts.TheBIG

questionis—who’ll pay to fixit! Perhaps

those who caused it?

Yours, John McCaskey,

Waipara

McALPINES MITRE 10 MEGA RANGIORA -OCEAN WATCH

This

Week

Sun

Fishing

Guide

Moon

Wind

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19

Rise 6:05am

Set 9:09pm

Best 9:37am

Ok

Times 10:00pm

Set 2:13am

Rise 5:13pm

Gentle SE becoming

moderate E

The Forager’s

Treasury, by

Johanna Knox

In New Zealand's

urbanand rural

wildernesses, there

is an abundanceof

food justwaiting to

be discovered, if

only you knowwhat

to look for.

Foraged food is

healthy,

economical and

sustainable, but the

best part aboutitis

the fun you will

have finding wild

food.

Rita Angus, by Jill

Trevelyan

Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Awardat

the Montana New ZealandBook Awards in2009

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 invitationtoreduce foodwaste

while eating generously.

Thesetitles are available in both

Waimakariri and Hurunui public libraries.

To findout more aboutrecent additions to the

library collection by going to the library

catalogue at waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or

hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact yourlocal

library.

Rise 6:06am

Set 9:08pm

Best 10:24am

Ok

Times 10:47pm

Set 2:41am

Rise 6:15pm

Gentle SE becoming

moderate E

Rise 6:07am

Set 9:08pm

Best 11:12am

Ok

Times 11:37pm

Set 3:15am

Rise 7:15pm

Gentle NE becoming

moderate E

Rise 6:08am

Set 9:07pm

Best 12:02pm

Fair

Times

Set 3:56am

Rise 8:10pm

Moderate SE

becoming fresh NE

Fair

Zumba

Zumba classes resumed on Monday, January 17, 11am to 12 noon, at the Methodist

Church Hall, 176 King Street, Rangiora. The first Zumba Gold back to basics class

is free.

The class is low impact, perfect for older active adults and those getting back into

fitness. Easy to follow with afocus on balance, range of motion and co­ordination.

For more information phone Anita 027 481 6787.

Lost and found property

The following property has been reported as lost to the North Canterbury police–have

you seen it?Alightbrown leather wallet, aMercedes key fob, aGoPro Hero 10, a

SamsungS20, aMotorcycle Saddle Bag and contents, an iPhoneXinblue case, aBlack

Gshock Casio watch, aLenovo Chrome Book, aSamsung S21 Ultra in aclear case, a

silver IphoneX in grey cover, ablack SamsungGalaxy 10 in red rimmed case, ablack

slim wallet, Ebike battery, ashiny black wallet, soft pink leather wallet, asmall brown

leather card holder, aclear framed half spectacles, an iPhone 10 in blackrubber case,

aToyota key with whitekey tag, a3mm plain gold band,a black Samsung S20 cellphone,

and ablue Pioneer hikingpole.

The followingproperty is waiting to be claimed: Torpedo7 high roller deck chairs and

6person Coleman tent (Cheviot), Plastic containerwith camping equipment (Kaiapoi),

2xpink/green/black scooters (Rangiora),ablack, rainbowcoloured Customscooter, a

smashed cellphone (both Rangiora), silver and onyx ring (Kaiapoi), ablack Apple watch

(Rangiora), and asilver engraved Roman numeral ring.

Trio to entertain on guitars

New Zealand, guitar trio Diablos Caravan and friends will be bringingconcerts to

two North Canterbury venues this month.

The first is at the Waipara Springs Winery this Friday, January 14, followed by one

at the historic St John’s Anglican Church in Rangiora on Saturday, January 15.

With hospitality and live music having taken amajor hit, Diablos Caravan decided

to bring a62night tour to small townsand regions over the summer months.

Diablos Caravan will present Flamenco, Blues, Latin Jazz, Country and everything

in between.

You can book at Undertheradar.co.nz. There is very limited door sales.

Rise 6:09am

Set 9:07pm

Best 12:28am

Times 12:53pm

Set 4:45am

Rise 8:58pm

Moderate NE

strengthening

Good

Rise 6:11am

Set 9:06pm

Best

Times

1:19am

1:44pm

Set 5:42am

Rise 9:40pm

Moderate E

Good

Rise 6:12am

Set 9:05pm

Best

Times

2:09am

2:34pm

Set 6:44am

Rise 10:14pm

Moderate Sturning

SE

Swell

Pegasus Bay

Tide Chart

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SE 1.0 m SE 0.6 m E0.5 m E1.0 m NE 1.3 m NE 1.7 m E1.4 m

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Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows

Waimakariri 2:12am 2.2 8:27am 0.8 3:03am 2.2 9:18am 0.8 3:52am 2.2 10:06am 0.8 4:37am 2.2 10:51am 0.8 5:19am 2.2 11:34am 0.7 6:00am 2.2

6:40am 2.3 12:29am 0.7

Mouth

2:34pm 2.1 8:44pm 0.7 3:22pm 2.1 9:31pm 0.7 4:08pm 2.1 10:18pm 0.7 4:52pm 2.1 11:03pm 0.7 5:34pm 2.1 11:47pm 0.7 6:17pm 2.1 12:16pm 0.7 6:59pm 2.1 12:57pm 0.7

Amberley 2:12am 2.2 8:27am 0.8 3:03am 2.2 9:18am 0.8 3:52am 2.2 10:06am 0.8 4:37am 2.2 10:51am 0.8 5:19am 2.2 11:34am 0.7 6:00am 2.2

6:40am 2.3 12:29am 0.7

Beach

2:34pm 2.1 8:44pm 0.7 3:22pm 2.1 9:31pm 0.7 4:08pm 2.1 10:18pm 0.7 4:52pm 2.1 11:03pm 0.7 5:34pm 2.1 11:47pm 0.7 6:17pm 2.1 12:16pm 0.7 6:59pm 2.1 12:57pm 0.7

2:21am 2.2 8:36am 0.8 3:12am 2.2 9:27am 0.8 4:01am 2.2 10:15am 0.8 4:46am 2.2 11:00am 0.8 5:28am 2.2 11:43am 0.7 6:09am 2.2

6:49am 2.3 12:38am 0.7

Motunau 2:43pm 2.1 8:53pm 0.7 3:31pm 2.1 9:40pm 0.7 4:17pm 2.1 10:27pm 0.7 5:01pm 2.1 11:12pm 0.7 5:43pm 2.1 11:56pm 0.7 6:26pm 2.1 12:25pm 0.7 7:08pm 2.1 1:06pm 0.7

2:23am 2.2 8:38am 0.8 3:14am 2.2 9:29am 0.8 4:03am 2.2 10:17am 0.8 4:48am 2.2 11:02am 0.8 5:30am 2.2 11:45am 0.7 6:11am 2.2

6:51am 2.3 12:40am 0.7

Gore Bay 2:45pm 2.1 8:55pm 0.7 3:33pm 2.1 9:42pm 0.7 4:19pm 2.1 10:29pm 0.7 5:03pm 2.1 11:14pm 0.7 5:45pm 2.1 11:58pm 0.7 6:28pm 2.1 12:27pm 0.7 7:10pm 2.1 1:08pm 0.7

2:17am 1.7 8:35am 0.6 3:06am 1.7 9:24am 0.6 3:54am 1.7 10:11am 0.6 4:39am 1.7 10:56am 0.6 5:22am 1.7 11:39am 0.6 6:04am 1.7

6:45am 1.7 12:30am 0.5

Kaikoura 2:42pm 1.6 8:48pm 0.6 3:29pm 1.6 9:34pm 0.6 4:14pm 1.6 10:20pm 0.6 4:59pm 1.6 11:04pm 0.6 5:42pm 1.6 11:47pm 0.6 6:25pm 1.6 12:21pm 0.6 7:08pm 1.6 1:02pm 0.5

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

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The child(paediatric)Pfizer vaccinehas gone through

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NEWS

8 North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

Artists impression ... The Mt Cass Wind Farm.

Preliminary work to

start on wind farm

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Activity is expected to begin on the Mt

Cass Wind Farm site in the next three

months.

Since transitioning from asingle

turnkey Engineer, Procure and

Construct contract to amulti­contract

delivery model in the autumn, the Wind

Farm team has been finalising contracts

with preferred civil and electrical

contracts.

Wind Farm Ltd hold resource consent

to build awind farm on the Mt Cass ridge

near Waipara in North Canterbury.

The proposed farm will be located

along 7.5 kilometres of ridgeline

spanning the peaks of Mt Cass, Totara

and Oldham.

It will be the largest locally owned

windfarm in the South Island, and

generate enough power for 40,000

homes.

Pre­construction starts in the next few

months involving installing met masts

(meteorological towers), at each end of

the wind farm.

The masts enable efficiency and

performance to be tracked over the life

of the wind farm.

In addition, Transpower, has

approved all of the connection

requirements enabling MainPower,

North Canterbury’s electricity

distribution company, to proceed with

the procurement of the grid connection

and 66kV transmission line items that

have along lead time.

Tenders for the upgrade of the Mt Cass

Road upgrade will be going out to

market in the first quarter of 2022 also,

with design well advanced.

The upgrade involves rounding out

some tight corners, widening the road in

places and additional sealing where

necessary to ensure the safe

transportation of the turbines to the

wind farm site, as well as making the

road safer for all commuters, including

visitors to the Tiromoana Scenic

Reserve.

Meanwhile Waitaha geckos and

Southern Grass Skinks that were

relocated from the construction area to a

pest­controlled habitat appear to be

appreciating the pest control work and

early indications are the population is

thriving.

Once construction is under way, it is

expected to last for 18 months.

Kokako on wanted list

The South Island kokako has been

included on aglobal most wanted list for

10 lost birds.

The global search is being conducted

by Re:Wild, an American organisation

formed to protect and restore

biodiversity around the world, in

collaboration with the American Bird

Conservancy and Bird Life International

with data support from the Cornell Lab

of Ornithology.

Organisers are calling on the global

ornithological community to help locate

the birds which are believed to be lost

rather than extinct.

Nigel Babbage, chairman of New

Zealand’s South Island Kokako

Charitable Trust, says he is thrilled to

see the kokako listed internationally.

“It really says something for New

Zealand's efforts to recover the South

Island kokako that the bird has been

chosen from such atragic list of other

vanishing species,’’ he says.

“Global acknowledgement of our

mission to find the kokako before it is too

late is precisely what this bird requires

now. The listing lifts and validates our

cause,’’ he says.

‘‘We hope that our search expeditions

in New Zealand’s southern forests will

benefit from practical and financial

assistance as aresult.”

The Trust began searching for the

kokako in 2010 and in 2017, the

organistion made headlines in New

Zealand and overseas after launching a

$10,000 reward for definitive evidence of

the kōkako’s survival.

Since then, the Trust has received

around 300 reports of historical and

more recent encounters with the bird.

All reports are investigated, ranked for

probability and prioritised for field

investigations.

The South Island kokako, alarge grey

bird with ablack facial mask, two orange

wattles, acurved black bill, along tail

with black tips and long legs, was listed

as extinct until 2013 when its status was

reclassified as ‘‘data deficient’’ by the

Department of Conservation.


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NEWS

10 North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

Community thanked for its

amazing support of hall

By SHELLEY TOPP

The BalcairnPublicHall Society

is promising agreatlineup of

events at thesmallcommunity

venuethisyear.

The society’s chairman,Jeremy

Finn says the committee wanted

to thankthe communityfor the

‘‘amazing support’’ theyreceived

last year whichmadeitpossible to

hold events at thehall despitethe

Covid­19pandemic restrictions.

‘‘We arevery grateful to allthe

patrons whoattendedour

concerts and whohad to negotiate

the cancellationsforced by Covid­

19.

‘‘We arealso very gratefulto

thosewho hiredthe hall fortheir

events,’’ he says.

‘‘Special thanks arealso dueto

our principal sponsor Mike Greer

Homes(North Canterbury)Ltd

and to those who selleventtickets

on our behalf(Sally Mac’s, in

Amberley, SeftonGarage and

Stan’s 7­Day PharmacyRangiora)

and to Brandts­Giesen

McCormack whoprovide printing

services for us,’’hesays.

‘‘We have already arranged a

greatline­upofevents for the

year,and we plan to addseveral

“blackboard”communityconcerts

as wellasthe Poetry Day event

whichwewereforced to postpone

earlierin2021.’’

Thereare fourconcerts booked

so far for the hall andnegotiations

are underwaywith ‘‘local artists’’

Community facility ... The Balcairn Hall provides an intimate venue for

events.

PHOTO:FILE

for two or three moreevents.

However Jeremy saysthe

committeewere alsointerested in

hearing from thecommunity

about anyevents they wouldlike

to see in the BalcairnHall.

‘‘Itisacommunity space and we

wantittobeusedasacommunity

space.’’

This year’sconfirmed concerts,

which areall beingheld in

association withArts On Tour

New Zealandare:

Mundi Trio, on Saturday,

February12.

Alpaca SocialClub, on

Saturday, March 26.

Albiand theWolves,onSunday,

May 15.

Acrossthe Great Divide,on

Saturday, September3.

All of theconcerts, except for

Albiand theWolves,are evening

shows and will start at 7.30pm. A

starting time for Albiand the

Wolves is still being negotiated

and will be announced at alater

date. Bookings can be made

around four weeks beforeeach

concertand tickets canbebought

fromSallyMacs, in Amberley, the

Sefton Garage,Stan’s 7Day

Pharmacy,Rangiora, andonline

at bookings@balcairnhall.com.

Youth to reboot and

look to the future

Waimakariri’s youth leaders

are looking to ‘‘reboot’’after a

challenging 2021.

WaiYouth and the

Waimakariri Youth Council

will hold aplanning daynext

week as they look to regroup

afterayear where events were

cancelled.

Last year iconicevents like

All NightParty were cancelled

due to Covid restrictions. But

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil

youth development facilitator

Emily Belton is hopeful things

can get back on track.

‘‘It was achallenging year

last year with Sam (Redman)

moving on and with Covid,’’

says Emily, who took over just a

week before lockdown in

August.

‘‘For us therewas alittle bit

of alull because Covid changed

the opportunities for events to

be hosted and the health and

safetyrequirements meant

thingshad to be adapted.’’

Both groups are looking to

begin the year with

recruitment, while WaiYouth is

planning aSummerFestival

duringFebruary and March.

Detailsare still being

finalised for Summer Festival,

but it is likely to be spread out

over two or moreweekendsand

include askate jam, talent

show, movie night and perhaps

awater fight.Emily says

WaiYouth is keen to get back to

running large events like the

All Night Paryt.

But Iwill also look at running

anumber of smaller activities

in collaborationwith local

partners to ensure events are

held. The youth counciliskeen

to press aheadwith its biota

node project at Tuhaitara

Coastal Park,whilethe Dudley

Park project is set to finally

come to fruition. Emily says the

youth council is looking at

quotes for its platform /

activation space, while the

Rangiora Youth Hub (YDOT)

has offered to facilitate

building apicnic table.

An artist is also being lined

up to produce ayouth­led

mural at Dudley Park. Planning

day workshops will including

writing submissions and

running social media

campaigns, as the youth

council looks to support young

people in having avoice on

local and nationalissues. The

youth council and WaiYouth

will once again support the

North Canterbury Youth

Futures Careers Expo, set to be

held at Rangiora High School

on June 22.

‘‘It’sreally cool to be apart of

the expo. It’s an opportunity for

young people to meet with local

businesses who are willing to

work with youngpeople and

provide them with

opportunities,’’ Emily says. She

says the Covid­19 environment

could create opportunities, as

well as challenges, for young

people.

Brougham Street

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There’sstill time to

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ourplan,but we’d like to checkinone more time before we

finalisethe design andget startedonconstruction.

Youcan getmoreinformationonthisproject,

view aflythrough video andshare your

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Or pick up acopy of ourinformationbooklet

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Remembering the animals ... Aphotograph by Peter Bradshaw, one of five Rangiora Photographic Society members who took photographs at the November 19 memorial service

held at the Rangiora War Memorial Cenotaph to unveil aplaque honouring the war effort of animals. The photograph is one of 11 images on display in Rangiora.

Exhibition honours war service of animals

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An outdoor exhibition of photographs,

taken at amemorial service honouring

the war service of animals, has been

installed in Rangiora.

The 11colour images in the exhibition

were taken by five Rangiora

Photographic Society members, Colleen

and Arthur Linnell, Karina Templeton,

Sarah Perrins and Peter Bradshaw.

Colleen said they were ‘‘absolutely

thrilled to have their photographs in the

exhibition.’’

The colour images are on show in freestanding

display boxes outside the

Rangiora Library, in Percival Street.

The memorial service was held on

Friday, November 19 last year at the

Rangiora War Memorial Cenotaph

where aplaque was unveiled by

Waimakariri District Mayor, Dan

Gordon, and one of the organisers of the

service and the plaque, Theresa

Rosanowski.

It is the first time the war service of

animals has been honoured in New

Zealand and possibly, the world.

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‘‘Even if you are running abusiness

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Josh is IQP (independent qualified

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JANUARY 2022

HDC NEWS...

What's happening Hurunui?

NATIVE PLANTING AT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PONDS

Hurunui District Council, along with Kiwi Science, University of Canterbury and our own Mayoral

Taskforce for Jobs members (MTFJ), have commenced with the first section of native planting at our

Wastewater Treatment Ponds in Amberley, with the plants being provided by Environment Canterbury.

As part of our focus on biodiversity, we have already established atrial with Kanuka atthe treatment

plant in Hanmer Springs. This next planted area will compliment that, as Council and researchers learn

more about the nutrient uptake of these plants, with the possible future view of returning more lands to

native plantings, rather than exotic pines or pastureland.

This first area at the Amberley site consisted of 250 plants including cabbage trees, hop bushes,

kanuka, manuka, cottonwood, saltmarsh ribbonwood and totara.

Further areas will be planted early this year.

This group was brought together by alocal property owner, George Forbes, whom was driven bythe

desire to see the local biodiversity improved.

Abig thanks to; George, Maria Jesus Gutierrez Gines and Colin Meurk from Institute of Environmental

Science and Research Limited (ESR), Brett Robinson from Agriculture &Environment Research, Kiwi

Science, University of Canterbury and Environment Canterbury.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

Each year we put up Christmas trees at our libraries and Amberley Council office, where community

members can drop off gifts to pass on to families in need.

This Christmas illustrated once again the festive and generous nature of people in our District. Ahuge

thank you, your donated gifts delivered an extra sprinkle ofjoy to the festive season for many.

STORMWATER UPDATE

Stormwater continues to be afocus across the District. In Amberley, culverts and open drain

improvements were made on Courage Road at the end of last year, ensuring water iskept moving into

Amberley’s Eastern Drain. These new works performed well in the December weather events.

An upgrade to stormwater filtration in Amberley, with atreatment chamber tobe installed in

Chamberlain Park that will capture debris and dissolved solids prior to discharge into Dock Creek.

In Leithfield, Brighton Street will see an improvement to stormwater, with larger pipes and new drainage

sumps being installed to remove surface water in rain events. These works will be commencing early

this year, as part of our ongoing efforts to improve our network.

LIBRARIES ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Our libraries are open again, and for those who are still enjoying the summer holidays, that is great news!

The Hurunui District Libraries have arange of e-resources accessible from the comfort of your couch (or

hammock… depending on the weather!)

Borrowbox and Libby by Overdrive have an excellent range of e-books, while Kanopy and Kanopy Kids

have adiverse range ofmovies to stream.

Meetings

25th Cheviot Community Committee 6.00pm

(Venue: Cheviot Library/Service Centre).

31st Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm

(Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library).

Events

Hello Summer Pool Parties

The annual pool parties start this week:

Rotherham, George St. 12th Jan, 11am -1pm.

Omihi, School Pool. 13th Jan, 11am -1pm.

Culverden, School Rd. 18th Jan, 11am -1pm.

Waiau, Clarence St. 20th Jan. 11am -1pm.

Children under 16must be accompanied byan

adult and supervised atall times.

Please check www.hurunui.govt.nz for full details,

including operating under the traffic light system.

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Your Booster shot

You can now receive your Booster shot four

months after your second jab.

Please contact your local Medical Centre tobook

your appointment.

Self isolating at home

Are you wanting toknow more about what todoif

you have to isolate at home because ofCOVID-19?

There are Ministry of Health information pamphlets

available at 4Square supermarkets throughout the

District, and the Council Service Centre/Library near

you.

Do you need some paint?

Our Transfer Stations are all in full operation again.

There has been alot of paint tins dropped off

recently, and weencourage anyone wanting free

paint to please head along and grab what you

need.

There will be abig clean out happening next

Monday, January 17th, so you'd be best to get in

before then!

Crews back on the road

With January in full swing now, our roading teams

are picking up their tools from this week, back out

and about for another year ofroad maintenance

and projects.

If you’re still inholiday mode on the District's roads,

please keep this in mind.

During the holidays and prior to Christmas, Amberley Transfer Station processed on

average 270 to 300 cars/day for recycling and rubbish drop offs, one of the busiest

festive seasons on record. The outlying sites and collection points were also very busy.

Agreat collective district-wide effort kept the contamination rate low.

For more updates on what is happening in your

community, head to our Facebook page or tothe

Council website.

info@hurunui.govt.nz

03 3148816

www.hurunui.govt.nz

Hurunui District Council


NEWS

North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

19

Music festival for Rangiora

Shake yourheels and get ready for ahoe

down.

Planning committee chairperson Kevin

Taylorsays he is determined the

inaugural WaimakaririCountry Music

Festival will go ahead as planned from

February 11 to 13 in the Rangiora

Showgrounds Function Centre.

‘‘After 18 months of planning and

fundraisingweare nearly there thanks to

the dedicated committee, who have put in

many hours to makethis event

successful,’’ he says.

Kevin says there have been lotsof

enquiriesfrom country musicfans from

throughout New Zealand, including

plentyofNorthIslanderswho are keen to

attend.

While thereare no advanceticket sales,

he is confident there willbeseveral

hundred people converging on Rangiora

for the weekend.

‘‘I thinkwewill get alot of motorhomes,

I’m expecting at least 60 and we have

enough roomfor 200 motorhomes.

‘‘We’ve been getting at least100 people

to each of our fundraisers,soIwould

expectabig turnout.’’

Threebands have been assembledto

perform throughout the event.

The two main bandscomprise

established artistsfrom aroundthe South

Island, including localwoman Sharon

Miller.

The third band will be made up of up

and coming North Canterbury and

Christchurch musicians.

‘‘A lot of local performers have never

performedinafestival before,’’ Kevin

says.

‘‘Performingatafestival is abig step up

from performing at aclub night,but we

want to givesome of our localmusicians

Kevin Taylor

the experience.’’

Whilehehas beenrestricted to New

Zealand artists this year, Kevin is hopeful

therewill internationalmusicians and

singers performing at futurefestivals.

‘‘We are keepingitlow key this year.

We’vegot to start with smallsteps.’’

The festival kicks off at 10amonFriday

morning and 9am on Saturday and

Sunday, with the three bands alternating

throughout the day.

There will be aSaturdaynight

showcase from 7pm with eightartists,

who’snamesare beingkept under wraps

for now, performing eightsongs each.

Therewill also be open mic sessions

and invited guests performing each day.

Tickets will be on sale at the door for

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Change at the top ... New Cat Care Inc vice­president Iris Baker (left) and president

Sharon Arps check up on some kittens with long serving former president Betty Jones.

Betty retires after 15 years

By DAVID HILL

Betty Jones opened up her home to

homeless cats and kittens for 15 years.

The Rangiora woman retired as Cat

Care Inc president towards the end

last year, handing over the reins to new

president Sharon Arps and new vicepresident

Iris Baker.

‘‘It’s very quiet now, but I’m

adjusting quite well, Ithink,’’ she says.

Betty says she has been able to park

her car in the garage for the first time

in 11 years.

‘‘It was my whole life from 7am in the

morning until 10pm at night.

‘‘It wasn’t until the later years that

we decided we would only answer the

phone between 10am and 4pm.’’

Sharon says the new management

team will be continuing the ‘‘office

hours’’ policy.

Betty received acommunity service

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

award from the Waimakariri District

Council for her efforts and was thrilled

to receive aletter from Waimakariri

MP Matt Doocey when she retired.

Both Iris and Sharon have had along

association with cats, with Sharon

previously having Persian cats as pets.

Iris has bred pedigree British cats

and ran ABC Cattery before joining Cat

Care 12 years ago.

The spring and summer months,

known as ‘‘kitten season’’, tend to be a

busy time for the Cat Care volunteers,

Iris says.

‘‘You usually get kittens dumped, but

now it seems to be cats and kittens.

‘‘I think people still don’t think of

cats as alifetime commitment.’’

Cat Care is keen to hear from

prospective foster cat parents and

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Trillo Metals 32nd Muscle Car Madness, Rangiora, January 22, 23

The countdown is on as Rangiora

prepares to host one of the largest

automotive events in New Zealand.

The Trillo Metals 32nd Muscle Car

Madness (MCM) Show opens on January 22

at the Rangiora Showgrounds, and

promises agreat weekend for car

enthusiasts, particularly as many

automotive events have to date been

cancelled or postponed due to Covid­19

restrictions.

Organiser Craig Steere says with the

brakes put on travel plans due to Covid­19,

it has meant that alot of ‘‘car people’’ have

been spending their holiday money on

their car projects or buying anew

collectable classic.

But they have ended up ‘‘all dressed up

and nowhere to go’’ to show off their

vehicles.

Now is their opportunity, says Craig.

He expects up to 2000 cars to turn out at

the showgrounds, with over 200 vehicles

expected to be driven down from all parts

of the North Island.

Craig says MCM draws out some amazing

one­off vehicles.

This year Pete Schmanski's nitroburning

blown, hemi powered 1934 Ford

coupe, from Palmerston North will be on

display.

Garth Hogan is hoping to bring his ‘34

Ford bonneville salt flats car that has

clocked over 180 mph.

‘‘It has astinking hot flathead engine,

making it possibly the fastest flathead V8

in the world.

‘‘The car was virtually totally destroyed

in agarage fire, but it has now been

painstakingly rebuilt and it will be fired

up at the show,’’ he says.

Will Dickinson will have his custom

Toyota ‘‘LoLux’’ on display, which is one

of the hottest new vehicles in the import

scene, with amazing attention to detail.

Aside from the cars there is plenty of

entertainment at the grounds.

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MUSCLE CAR

MADNESS

Smoking it ... Jacob Warren putting his 1957 Chevrolet through its paces.

The Rockabilly Pageant kicks off at 12

noon on Saturday with classes for the

whole family, including the littlies.

Straight after this the burnouts start at

1.30pm.

Craig says this is a‘‘wickedly popular’’

event to which spectators clamour to get

there early. Classic rock performed by

Sign of the Firebird will play for an hour

before the burnouts begin.

This year Greg Murphy is aguest judge

thanks to the burnout sponsor, Stadium

Finance.

‘‘Again it is not possible to bring in

overseas bands but we do have the return

of the Auckland based Rockabilly Band,

and The Recliner Rockers along with some

top local up and coming bands,’’ says

Craig.

Add to this all the trade stalls and

Sat 22nd

special interest car displays including the

celebration of the ‘‘90 years of the 1932

Ford’’.

Anyone bringing along their '32 Ford to

display will get in to the event for free.

Craig says one group from the North

Island has abudget of $50,000 for the trip,

alot of which will be spent in the North

Canterbury community.

‘‘The event usually brings over $4

million into the North Canterbury

community, and directly benefits the local

Civil Defence and the Waikuku Surf

Lifesaving Club.

‘‘With the loss this year of the local A&P

show, the rodeo and many other events, it

gives locals and out­of­towners along

awaited fun weekend.’’

Competitors officially arrive on

Wednesday night, but the first official

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event is the ‘‘Twin Towns’’cruise on

Thursday, January 20, which will see

around 300 cars travel through Rangiora’s

main street at 7pm. The cruise then tiki

tours through some residential streets

before returning to the Rangiora main

street and heading to Kaiapoi by around

7.30 pm.

On Friday, January 21, the annual run to

Ashley Gorge for lunch will be held, with

the actual show on view to the public from

Saturday, January 22, and Sunday January

23, 9am to 4pm.

Don’t leave it too late to visit the show as

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Hagley College2022

Enrolment

Day 31

January

Monday

Last chance to enrolfor 2022

Year 12, 13 or Adult students

By Appointment

Our Enrolment Centre re-opens

on January 19th at 9.00am.

Please phone them on (03) 364 5156

to find out what you need to bring.

Hagley College Start Dates andTimes 2022

Tuesday

1February

Wednesday

2February

Thursday

3February

Friday

4February

Tuesday

8February

2022

20

Jan

YEAR 9

10am –Gym 2

Year 9&10HGMihiWhakatau

andOrientation

BBQ Lunch provided

2.00pm –released

Year 9Orientation

Programme

8.45am –3.00pm

10HG at home

YEAR 10 At Home AtHome

YEAR 11 At Home AtHome

YEAR 12

AND 13

&ELL

Catch Up College

Year 9Orientation

Programme

8.45am –2.30pm

10HG at home

10am –Gym 2

Year 10 Assembly

12.00 noon

released

10am –Cafe

Year 11 Assembly

12.00 noon

released

At Home AtHome At Home

At Home

10HG at home

At Home

At Home

10.00am

Year 12, 13 &ELL

Mihi Whakatau &

Orientation

Timetabled classes

startat8.30am

Timetabled classes

start at8.30am

Timetabled classes

start at8.30am

Timetabled classes

start at8.30am

10.00am

ELL Mihi Whakatau

&Orientation

Champion St

Enrolments from20th –25thJanuary. Classes start 21st January.

Please book an appointment time via ouronline form from 19th Jan

www.hagley.school.nz/enrolment/catch-up-college-enrolments or call 03 3793090.

Monday 7February–COLLEGE CLOSED (Waitangi Day Holiday observed)

2022

ENROLMENTS OPEN APPLY NOW

Enrolments close30th Jan 2022


Head students chosen for 2022

Amy Riach is looking forward to

abusy year.

The 17­year­old had been

selected as Oxford Area

School’s 2022 headstudentand

will lead an all girl student

leadershipteam.

‘‘I’malittle nervous. It’s going

to be an exciting year.There’sa

lot happening, so it will be very

exciting,’’ she said at the end of

last year.

She aimstogrow the

relationships between the

senior and junior sectionsofthe

year 1to13school.

Beyond thisyear,she aimsto

head to university to study

english or the arts,withthe goal

of becoming ateacher.

Amy is being joined by deputy

head studentCailey Holland

(16),AshleighLawler (16) and

Zara Frahm (17).

Cailey hopes to foster

relationships withother schools

and is looking forwardto

Casafest, the annual sportsand

culturalfestivalinvolving

Canterbury’s area schools.

She hopes to haveacareerin

the arts.

Ashleigh is also keen to foster

relationships bothwithinthe

school and beyondthe school

gate.

She aimstostudy scienceor

medicine after she leaves

school.

Zara says the leadership team

is keen to initiate aschool

muralproject,ifCovid­19

allows.

Beyond school, Zara is

interestedinworkingwith

children or withpeople with

disabilities.

Oxford ... Oxford Area School’s 2022 student leaders are Zara Frahm (17), deputy head student Cailey

Holland (16), head student Amy Riach (17) and Ashleigh Lawler (16, left).

PHOTO: DAVID HILL

Rangiora ... Rangiora High School’s 2022 head students are Scott Wake (left, deputy head boy),

Campbell Richardson (deputy head boy), Harry Gartery (head boy), Alicia Bloomfield (head girl), Alice

Reid (deputy head girl) and Hannah Lord (deputy head girl).

PHOTO: RANGIORA HIGH SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL

North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

23

Office opens

Monday 24 th Jan 2022

for enquiries and

enrolments

Years 1-8 and Leaders

on Wednesday 2 nd Feb

All students to return

on Thursday 3 rd Feb

Phone: 03-315-8233

www.amuri.school.nz

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Back to School Dates 2022

Tuesday 1February Year 13 Peer Support Day 10.00am-3.00pm

Wednesday 2February Year 9Powhiri 8.45am-3.00pm

Vaccination Passes required for parents to attend Powhiri

Thursday 3February

Full school day

Friday 4February

House Challenge Day

Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 375 5004

e-mail: learn@kaiapoi.school.nz

All Welcome

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BACK TO SCHOOL

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27 th -28 th January Office open for enquiries

31 st January -1 st February Teacher Only Days

2 nd February Y11-13 students only

3 rd February Y1-10 students only

4 th February Full School Y1-13

Mihi Whakatau 9am

School Hours 8.45am -3.00pm

Phone (03) 314 4430 •office@hurunuicollege.school.nz

Stephen Beck —Principal

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TUAHIWI SCHOOL

Year 0-8. Noenrolment zone.

Twolearning pathways -TeReo Māori andEnglish

Exciting, innovative, personalisedlearning programmes

High qualitykaiako,genuine whānau participation.

February 2 nd -Goal Setting

February 3 rd - All students in attendance

School office will be open on 31 st January

&1 st Febuary 10am -3pm

Enrolments byappointment:

Contact the school office

03 313 8521 or 021 184 9344

office@tuahiwi.school.nz

www.tuahiwi.school.nz

Rangiora High School

Te Kura Tuarua o Rangiora

Start Dates for 2022

Nau mai haere mai.

Welcome to the new school year.

27 January New Enrolment Day, 9.00am to 10.45am

(for all new non-enrolled students at all year levels)

28 &31January Teacher Only Days

1February First day for Years 11-13 (who return on 3Feb)

2February First day for Year 9 (Year 9Orientation Day)

3February First day all levels are at school (Years 9-13)

4February House Sports Day (Years 9-13)

7February Waitangi Day observance

On the rise ... Pegasus Bay School is gearing up for abusy year.

PHOTO: FILE

Pegasus Bay roll growth

Pegasus Bay School’s rollisset to

approach 500 pupils.

Principal Jared Kellysays 2022

promises to be abusy yearwith strong

roll growthand the welcoming of three

new staff,asthe schoollooks to move

forward afterachallenging two years.

‘‘Despite atricky year navigating

Covid­19, the school is doing

exceptionally well,’’ Mr Kelly says.‘‘We

have strongroll growth and will be close

to 500 students by the closure of 2022.’’

New staff will be joining the new

entrants and juniorteams,whilea

specialist teacher with join the

Maungatere ALS (alternative learning

systems) team.

Mr Kellysays PegasusBay School

continuestooffering leading innovative

programmes in digital learning.

‘‘Onceagain we've been recognised as

an AppleDistinguishedSchool ­one of

only 11 in New Zealand and one of 691

worldwide with this distinction. We are

very proud to havecontinued our

evolution in this area of education.’’

Staff is also beginningtorethink how

maths is taught in the school.

‘‘It'snosecret that nationally maths

achievement has not been greatand

certainly when compared

We would like to wish everyone a

Happy New Year!

Our school office will be open from Tuesday1 st February.

Thefirst day backfor studentsisWednesday 2 nd February 2022 startingat8:55am.

Forall enquiries please phone theschool officeon314 9444.

RANGIORA BOROUGH SCHOOL

Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Welcome to Rangiora Borough School

for 2022

School commences at 8.55am on

Thursday 3 rd February

All stationerywill be provided and

available on day 1.

Uniforms are available from The Warehouse.

internationally we featurepoorly,’’ Mr

Kellysays.

‘‘We havedecided to take actionon

this and have delved into amaths

programmethat is designed around the

Singapore mathssystem,which has a

focusonconcept mastery. We dabbled

with this new programme in term4,but

2022 seesacomplete roll out of the

programmeschool wide.’’

Mr Kelly saysthe progress of the new

initiative will be monitored and he

expects there may be some challenges

for bothlearners and teachers as they

adjust to the new approach.

‘‘Ourearly indicationsare positive

especially giventhat there is no

streamingwithin this programme, which

is an important shift.’’

Professional development thisyear

will focus on maths, digital learning and

teaching,and structured literacy.

This year four pou or components of

learningwill be introduced,including

Te Ao Maori, experiential education,

digital education and the Sustainable

Development Goals.

‘‘Ouraim is to utiliseeach of these

areasthroughoutthe curriculum to

leverage learning that is unique to us

and our place,’’ Mr Kelly says.

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FOR KIDS!

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More detailed information onour 2022 start dates

is available onthe ‘News &Events’ page at:

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz

Forenrolment enquiries and enrolment procedures,

please visit our website -www.rangiora.school.nz

under ‘Enrolment’

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safe

this

summer

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to 20kmh

when

passing

stopped

school buses


Te Matauru’sbooming roll

North Canterbury’s newest school is

continuing to grow.

Te Matauru Primary School is set to

begin 2022 with aroll of just over 200 and

principal Danny Nicholls expects the

growth to accelerate as the Townsend

Fields sub­division expands and anew

town wide school zone takes effect.

‘‘We have alot of naturally occurring

conditions supporting our growth, but

equally important has been areally

successful establishment period over the

last two years,’’ Mr Nicholls says.

‘‘We have worked hard to ensure our

children and whanau receive agreat

experience, and our systems, structures

and curriculum provide an engaging

balance of the best elements of a

progressive and traditional education.

‘‘We've made and continue to make

changes where needed to make sure we

are hitting the mark and in my opinion

that is the main reason why we are

continuing to grow. People would simply

not enrol here if we were not doing our

core business well.’’

While his school roll continues to grow,

Mr Nicholls is keen to work with the

community to ensure the growth is not at

the expense of other school rolls.

In 17 years as aschool principal, he has

seen the impact of competition between

schools.

‘‘It can get ugly and it distracts leaders

from their real work.

‘‘Our vision is to be the best school we

can for the west Rangiora community ­

not to be the biggest school in town, so we

are limiting enrolments to within our

zone only.’’

Covid­19 has presented its challenges

for the new school, but Mr Nicholls was

pleased with what the school achieved in

Danny Nicholls

2021.

Outside the school gate, Mr Nicholls

has worked with other local school

boards in both formal and informal

mentoring of school leaders.

He says this wider sector involvement

benefits Te Matauru.

‘‘The temptation is to stay busy in your

own circle, but having awide view

ensures you are well informed and

credible in your leadership.

‘‘It hasn't always been easy but Iama

firm believer that we are stronger

together.

‘‘I have prioritised welcoming new

local leaders and offering them support

as and when they have needed it.’’

This year Mr Nicholls is looking

forward to focusing on broader

initiatives such as outdoor education, the

Maukatere technology centre,

international education and arevisioned

maths programme, as areas for

continuing development.

Welcometoall our new and

returning students in 2022!

Our office opens on:

Monday 31 January

Our first day for students:

Tuesday 8February

Enrolment queries (in zone only)

can be made through

office@tematauru.school.nz.

BACK TO SCHOOL

North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

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Welcomes pupils back to school on

Monday 31 st January 2022

at 8.50am.

The School office will be open on

Wednesday 26 th January 12-3pm

for new enrolments and

general enquiries

If you wish to contact the school prior

to enrolment day, please email

admin@ashgrove.school.nz

Phone: 03 313 8552

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C A S

www.cheviot.school.nz

W2022

4th February course confirmaon (Y11-13)

4th February new enrolments

7th February Waitangi Dayobserved (school

closed)

8th February first Day alllevels (Y0-13)

Please note email and phone enquiries will

be replied to from 27 January 2022.

Rangiora New LifeSchool

Te kura oranga hou oRangiora

ACommunity that Cares

Students who Achieve

Startdates for 2022!

Kaiapoi ... The Kaiapoi High School head students for 2022 are Blake McCurrie (left,

deputy head student), Kahu Jones (deputy head student), Emma Bubbins (deputy head

girl), Ataahua Hona (head student), Ty Oldridge (head student), Kalese Le Compte

(deputy head student), Nikau Van Pelt (deputy head student) and Annie Saunders

(deputy head student).

PHOTO: KAIAPOI HIGH SCHOOL

Monday 31 January 9.00 am Office open.

Surnames A-L (+ Peer Support Leaders)

Course Confirmation (Yrs 11-13)

(Church Auditorium)

11.00 am Surnames M-Z: Course Confirmation

(Yrs 11-13) (Church Auditorium)

12.00 pm All NetNZ students

10 –3pm Peer Support Leader Training (Rm 29)

Smith Block

Tuesday 1February:

Wednesday 2February:

Teacher Only Day

Teacher Only Day

Nau mai haere mai, new enrolments welcome

for 2022 -Years 1to8

Free Kai in Schools Programme

Dual Learning Integrated &Small Class Sizes

Funded Uniform and Stationery for 2022

Contact our office for avisit orenrol online at:

https://hapuku.school.nz/for-matua-whanau\#enrolment

School year commences Wednesday 2Feb 2022

Contact and enquiries to 03 319 5228 or office@hapuku.school.nz

559 Kincaid Road, Hāpuku, Kaikōura 7371

All information isonour website: https://hapuku.school.nz

Ki Uta kiTai -From the Mountains tothe Sea

Best ofBoth Worlds

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Thursday 3February: 8.50 am Yr 1-8 students (inclusive inuniform) to

classrooms

Yr 9&Peer Support Leaders to Events

Centre (Gymnasium)

Friday 4February: 8.50am Start for whole school

9-9.30 am Mihi Whakatau welcome for all students at

Events Centre.

Monday 7February

Waitangi Day observance –school closed.

More detailed information including stationery, bus routes etc. is available at

www.rnls.school.nz

Enrolments for 2022 are now closed.

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www.rnls.school.nz


EARLY YEARS

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Healthy lunchbox choices

Withthe startofthe 2022 school year not

far away, thousandsofparentsacross

Aotearoa will be stepping up oncemore to

the daily challenge of fillingthe kids’

lunchboxes.

Health and wellbeing is atop priority

for parents in these uncertain pandemic

times.

Making sure tamariki get anutritious

midday meal at school and early

childhoodcentresaround the region is

crucialtotheir development.

Providing healthy snacks whichare

highinimmunity­boosting vitamins and

minerals is also important.

5+ ADay project manager Carmel

Ireland is encouraging Kiwiparents to

makethe most of locally grown fruit and

vegetablestocreate healthy, affordable

and deliciouslunchboxkai.

‘‘Eatingwhat is in season is an

affordable and healthy way to fill aschool

lunchbox,’’ she says.

‘‘Atthe start of Term One, summer fruit

suchasnectarines, apricots,peaches and

plums are deliciousand goodvalue.

‘‘They are also conveniently packaged

by Mother Naturesoyou can pop them

straight into your child’s lunchbox

without having to chop or wrap anything.

‘‘Tuck them in with wraps or

sandwiches so they don’t get bruised,’’

saysMsIreland.

Other options can include cherry

tomatoes and carrot sticks with hummus,

which are alwaysfavourites for little

hands to snack on.

Thisyear, 5+ ADay has created an easy

downloadable card for parents lookingfor

lunchbox inspiration.

The card features alist of which

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Lunchtime ... Make sure you pack a

healthy lunch for the kids.

The First Years Are Forever

Taking enrolments for 2022

PHOTO: FILE

seasonal produce is available each term,

plusquick and easy recipes to include in

kids’ lunchboxes.

Making lunchescan be abit of achore

for us all.

Download the card on to your phone or

print it out to stick on the fridge so you

havealways got abit of weekday

inspirationonhand ­5aday.co.nz/kidszone/for­parents/.

Keepaneye on 5+ ADay’s social media

channels for regular tipsand recipes to

makethe most of seasonal produce for the

whole whanau.

Eachterm thisyear tasty lunchbox

recipes will be shared.

Ms Ireland says eating at least five

servings of fresh, locally­grown fruit and

vegetablesisthe most nutritious and

affordable way to supportthe health of

yourwhanau.

Ministry of Health guidelinesstate

children should eat two servings of fruit

and three or more servings of vegetables

every day for optimal health and

development.

The resourcesare designed to help

makefillingthe lunchbox withhealthy kai

eachday amuch easier task.

Use the following seasonal fresh fruit

and vegetablesinlunchboxes throughout

the school year:

TermOne: Summer fruit (nectarines,

apricots, peaches +plums), passionfruit.

TermTwo: Apples, pears/nashi,feijoas,

satsuma mandarins, persimmons.

TermThree: Kiwifruit, carrots,

tamarillos, Naveloranges,broccoli,

kumara.

TermFour: Avocados, tangelos,

strawberries,tomatoes, berries, cherries.

For more tips and recipestomake the

mostofseasonal produce, head to the 5+

ADay website: https://www.5aday.co.nz/

and follow the 5+ ADay Charitable Trust

on social media: @5adaynz .

Playing outdoors ... The Rangiora Toy Library has lots of big outdoor toys to get the kids

playing outside over summer.

PHOTO: FILE

Toys with education focus

Toy libraries are alow cost way for

families to access the latest toys.

There are active toy libraries all over

North Canterbury that are run by

volunteers.

They allow families to borrow toys

without the big expense.

Rangiora Toy Library librarian Vikki

Morrison says her library provides a

range of educational toys such as globes,

and maths, science and english resources

to meet agrowing demand.

‘‘We try to grow the educational side

and we’re quite keen for kids to do

experiments so they can look at the world

with awe and wonder.’’

Since merging with the Woodend Toy

Library afew years ago, the Rangiora Toy

Library has become one of the largest in

the South Island with more than 1400 toys

available for hire.

There are lots of big, outside toys for all

ages, including climbing frames, big toy

cars, mini roller coasters and water play.

Bikes are popular, from the trikes for

the littlies, to parent handle bikes, and

bikes with training wheels and without

training wheels.

Bouncy castles are also available to

hire for parties and birthdays.

Membership costs $90 ayear for ‘‘duty

members’’, who do at least two shifts a

year at the library.

Covid­19 regulations mean volunteers

must be fully vaccinated, while vaccine

passes are required for entry to the toy

library under the orange and red traffic

lights.

Aclick and collect membership is also

available. The Rangiora Toy Library,

based at 1Blackett Street, reopens on

January 21. To find out more, contact the

library on Facebook, via the website

rangioratoylibrary.mibase.co.nz or

phone 027­2646924.

The Amberley Toy Library meets in the

Plunket rooms, behind the Amberley

Library, and is open on Tuesdays from

9.15am to 11.30am. It can be reached on

Facebook.

The Amuri Children’s Toy Library is

open alternate Wednesdays from 3.15pm

to 4.15pm and every second Sunday from

10am to 11am at the plunket rooms, 1

Leslie Street, Waiau, and can be

contacted on Facebook.

The Cheviot Toy Library is located at

the corner of Reeves and Hutchison

streets, Cheviot. It is open fortnightly on

Sundays from 10am to 12pm and has a

group page on Facebook.

The Cust Toy Library meets at the Cust

Community Hall, Mill Road, Cust, on

Mondays from 9.30am to 10.30am and

Saturdays from 10am to 11.30am. It can

be contacted on Facebook.

The Hanmer Springs Toy Library

meets fortnightly on Thursdays from

3.30pm to 4pm in the Hanmer Springs

Sports Pavilion and can be contacted on

Facebook.

The Hawarden/Waikari Toy Library

meets in the RSA Rooms on O’Carrolls

Road, Hawarden, on Mondays from 3pm

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NEWS

28 North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

Student achievers recognised

Thisisyour life, and youget to

makethe decisionsfor what

happens.

Thatwas themessage from guest

speakerMarinaShearer at a

Hurunui SecondarySchool

Achievers ceremonyatHawarden

Rugby Club last month.

First establishedin2000, the

fundwas established by the

Hurunui District Council to help

schoolstudents fromYear11to13

to go on to further their studies.

The fundsare used for

accommodationcosts, scholarship

travel expensesand buying text

books or electronic equipment.

The council grants $10,000

annuallytothe fund and itslegal

advisers, Buddle Findlay,have put

$1500 towardthe scheme overthe

pasttwo years.

To date,128 young people have

receivedgrants.

For 2021, there were19

applicants,with eight receiving

grants to be used this year.

All displayed excellentvalues for

community servicearoundthe

Hurunui district.

The recipients werechosen by

the panel of judges comprising

councillors Geoff Shier andNicky

Anderson, BuddleFindlay

representativeAnnaWishart,

youth council representative Millie

McIlraith and three independent

members Anne Costello,from

Hawarden, JudyMeikle, from

Waiau andGwynWilliams, from

Amberley.

Recipients were:AngusGardner

fromCulverden, who hasbeen

accepted foracadetship at

Smedley Station in Waipukurau.

Celine BarnesfromMtLyford,

who is studyinghealth science.

School achievers ... Hurunui Mayor, Marie Black, (back, right)

acknowledges local Secondary School Achievers, Angus Gardner (back,

right), Ruby Gill­Clifford, Lily McQuillan Reese, Celine Barnes, Erin Park­Lilly

(front, left), Esme Hewitt, Stephanie Redpenning and Samantha Moriarty.

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Erin Park­Lilly, from Amberley,

whowill study adoubledegree in

criminologyand psychologyat

Victoria University in Wellington.

Esme Hewitt,from Hanmer

Springs,who willstudyatthe

UniversityofOtagowith the goalof

beingaforensic anthropologist.

Lily McQuillan Reese,who has

lived in Hawardenand Amberley,

will study for adouble degree in

lawand social andenvironmental

sustainability.

Ruby Gill­Clifford, from

Amberley,willstudy

environmental scienceand

chemistry at Canterbury

University, as well as Te Reo and

MataurangaMaori.

SamanthaMoriarty, from

Cheviot, will study nursingatAra

in Christchurch.

Stephanie Redepenning,from

Amberley, will study at aflight

schoolinNew Zealandin2022to

gainher commercialpilot license.

The firststep for Stephanie will

be completing her private pilot

license andthenworktowardsa

flight instructor rating.

She saysher dream is to be ‘‘the

woman who flies and helps

people’’.

HurunuiMayorMarie Black said

she was in awe of thehigh levelof

achievement andvisionfromthe

young peopleinHurunui.

‘‘Thisisabout the real strength of

yourforesight, and passion to be

whatyou want to be,’’she said.

SPORTS RESULTS

Rangiora Bridge Club 2021

competitions results

Saturday afternoon:

Cherry Pairs: Selwyn &Pat

Green;Thomas Pairs:

Jeanette Chatterton &Dawn

Simpson; Oxford Pairs:

Veronica Hall &Dawn

Simpson; Grey Pairs: Joyce

Gray &Dawn Simpson.

Monday afternoon:

Rimu Pairs Senior: Lynda

Grierson &Gaynor Hurford.

Rimu Pairs Junior: Lesley &

Norm Shipley.

Rata Pairs Senior: Sue

Solomons &Jan Roose. Rata

Pairs Junior: Phillipa

Watkins &Noeline

Goodgame.

Individual Senior: Jenny

Shore. Individual Junior:

Rose Fahey.

Presidents Senior: Joyce

Gray. Presidents Junior:

Julie Elliott.

Overall Individual Senior:

Jan Roose.

Mixed Teams: Norm &

Lesley Shipley, Jeanette

Chatterton, Dawn Simpson.

Wednesdayevening:

Premier Pairs Senior:

Jenny Hassall &Robin

Hassall; Premier Pairs

Junior:Colin Dooling &

Brian Presland.

Plate Pairs Senior: Dave

Tocker &Liz Duke.Plate

Pairs Junior: Om &William

van der Mespel.

Individual Senior: David

McRae.

Presidents Senior: Gaynor

Hurford. Presidents Junior:

Om van der Mespel.

Overall Individual Senior:

Gaynor Hurford. Open

Teams: Tony Biddington, Nic

van der Mespel, Fern &

David McRae. Most

Improved Player: Gaynor

Hurford.

Junior night:

Best Improved Junior 2

years: Val Atkinson; Tuition

Cup 1year: Paul Williams;

Junior Overall Pairs:Wayne

Hutchings &Stuart Atkinson.

Anniversary pairs:

Overall: Glenda &Derek

Frapwell.

Senior: Sarah Waldron &

Heather Waldron.

Intermediate: Tom Rose &

Rona Maslowski.

Junior:Lesley &Norm

Shipley.

Bridge Tuition:

Tuition will be held from

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—rangiorabridge@xtra.co.

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Hawarden Ewe Fair.

Stock agents are expecting astrong

yarding of 18,000 ewes at the Hawarden

Saleyards on Friday, January 28.

But it will not match the heights of two

years ago whenthe sale was split over

two days, PGG Wrightson livestock

representative Kevin Rowe says.

‘‘We are expecting it willbeaone day

sale which is much easier for

everybody,’’hesays.

‘‘Feedwise, things are very strongin

Canterbury and the market returns are

very good, which is what we need, so

peoplecan buy with abit of confidence.’’

Hazlett Livestock auctioneerAllister

Orchard says the sale has been boosted

by capital stock from recent farm sales.

He expectsthere could be some good

pricespaid, with the sale being

underpinned by the high meat schedule.

‘‘There won’t be big numbers twotooths,

with the meat schedule being so

strongback in the spring, but we have

some good lines of capital stockwhich

will be soughtafter.

‘‘The goodthing is, there’sgood

demandfor good breedingewes and we

will have goodnumbers of them at the

sale.

‘‘The sheep industry is in verygood

heart and the cattle sector is strong as

well.’’

Mr Orchard says18,000 is about the

maximum number of the ewesthe

Hawarden Saleyards can hold,soitwill

make for abusy day.

Around1300 ewes went underthe

hammerlast year, compared to the two

day sale in January 2020,when more

than 18,000 mixed­age ewes and more

than 8500 two­tooth ewes went on sale in

hot, dry and dusty conditions.

Last year’s top price was $234for a

line­up of two­tooth ewes, which were

sold by Christophersen Ltd, of

Hawarden.

This pricewas well shortofprices in

excess of $280 paid in recent years.

But it was asolid sale overall, with

several pens of two­tooth ewes selling

for around $200,whilemixed age ewes

sold for $160 to $190, and annual draft

ewes fetched $160 to $180.

Last year’s lower ewe numbers were

put down to uncertainty around Covid­

19, farmers having plenty of feed and the

fact no capital lines of stockwere

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Bird’s eye view ... Ewes are expected to flock to the Hawarden Saleyards on Friday, January 28.

offered for sale.

This month’s salewill start at 11am,

with the ewes being penned and

available for inspectionfrom 9am on the

day of the sale.

Once again,the local Hawarden

combined churches will be catering for

the event, continuing along­standing

tradition.

The Hawarden Presbyterian Church

first catered at the fair in 1930 and in

recentyears has joined forces withother

churchand community groups.

Volunteersprovide breakfast,

morning tea and lunchfor up to 200

hungrystock agents,auctioneers,

transport operators,farmers and

visitors, depending on the size of the

crowd on the day.

The HawardenEwe Fair has been

going for more than 100 years.

It is the only ewe fair still runningin

North Canterbury.

Acrossthe WaimakaririRiverthe the

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North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

31

‘Easy care’ sheep to go on sale

By DAVID HILL

‘‘Shedding sheep’’ willbethe focus of asale

at the HawardenSaleyards next week.

Hazlett Livestock will host its firstannual

‘‘shedding sheep sale’’ on Wednesday,

January 19, from3.30pm.

The sale builds on agrowing interest in

‘‘easy care’’sheep, Hazlett Livestock stock

agentAlex Jarmansays.

He says therewill be amix of Wiltshire,

Australianwhitesand ‘‘Meatmaster’’ sheep

on sale,including rams, ewes and ewe

lambs.

‘‘It came about fromaconversation with

Daniel Wheeler, of Amberley, and Chris

Ensor, of Cust,and they wantedtomake a

feature of shedding sheep, so we made it

happen,’’ Mr Jarman says.

‘‘With the way wool pricesare, there

seemstoademand foranalternative

farming option.’’

The sale coincides withthe wellestablished

Mt Cass on­farm sale, which

will be held at 1pm on the same day and

featuresWiltshire sheep.

Sheepbreedssuch as Wiltshire,

Australianwhites, Dorper and Damara are

knownas‘‘hair sheep’’, as theynaturally

shed their wool, meaning theydon’tneed to

be shorn.

Mr Wheeler introduced Dorper and

Damara rams to his flock in 2006, crossing

Alternatives ... Shedding sheep, such as Dorpers, provide alternatives to high shearing

costs.

PHOTO:FILE

them with his Finn and Texelewes in abid

to producealow cost, high output, hybrid

breed. The result was the ‘‘Meatmaster’’

sheepbreed.

‘‘Theaim then and now was to produce a

flockthat had low labour anddollar costs

and high output,’’ Mr Wheeler says. ‘‘Farm

staffare scarce, so the more we can reduce

the work on farmthe better.

‘‘A clean shedding, structurally sound

ewe that canhold conditionand produce

robust lambs with high lamb survival, good

growth and carcasstraits.’’

As well as the ‘‘Meatmasters’’, Mr

Wheeler has produced Finnand Texelcrossewes

which still need to be shorn,but

without the added costs of crutching,

tailing, dipping and combating flystrike.

It is hoped the sale will becomean

annual event.

Roadshow will seek farmer views on ETS

Farmers are expected to play akey part in

deciding which agricultural emissions

pricing framework the primary sector

recommends to Government this year.

The Primary Sector Climate Action

Partnership –HeWaka Eke Noahas

releasedadiscussion document with two

key options for farmers to considerover the

next threemonths,asalternatives to the

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

(ETS).

The cross agrisector partnership

includes Beef +Lamb New Zealand

(BLNZ), DairyNZand Federated Farmers,

as wellasGovernment and iwi/Maori.

‘‘It’s critical we grab thisopportunityand

develop acrediblealternative framework

as the Governmenthas already legislated to

put agriculture into the ETS if we don't,’’

DairyNZ chairperson Jim van der Poel

says.

‘‘TheETS pricing would be out of

farmers’ control and they would face a

broad­based tax.

‘‘Also, farmers wouldn’t get recognition

for on­farm work to reduce emissions.

We’reworkingtoget abetterdeal for

farmers whilestill meetingenvironmental

goals.’’

The farm­level levy and processor­level

hybrid levy options in the discussion

document takeasplit­gas approach.

They acknowledgeshort­livedgases like

methane have adifferent warming impact

to long­lived gases like carbon dioxide,and

the price for methanewill be separateand

delinked from the carbon price.

‘‘We wantthe frameworkfarmers select

to incentivise workunderway on­farm

including sequestrationand riparian

planting,’’ BLNZ chairperson Andrew

Morrison says.

‘‘Thetwo options would ensureany

revenue raised by the pricing system would

go back into research and development for

innovativesolutions and support farmers’

on­farm work to mitigate their warming

impact.’’

The new pricing framework isn’t

expectedtocomeinto force until January1,

2025,but it could be soonerifthe ETSis

selected by the Government.

The Governmenthas madeitclear they

will put agriculture into the ETS if the

partnership does not come up with a

credible alternative.

Farmers will havethe opportunityto

have asay in Februarywhen BLNZ,

DairyNZ and Federated Farmers take a

nationwide roadshow to the regions.

‘‘We’re releasing the draft discussion

document now so farmers have timeto

considerthe options,’’ Mr Morrison says.

‘‘At the roadshow meetings,we’ll explain

what the options mean for different

farming systems,and most importantly

answer questions and hear farmers’ views.’’

Amore detailedinformation packonthe

options will be released by the partnership

earlynextyearaheadofthe roadshow.

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North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

33

New year, new era for Rangiora harness racing

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s

New Year’sDay meetingmarkedan

historical milestone for harness racing

in New Zealand.

January 1isnow the start of the new

harness racing season,replacing the

former dateofAugust 1, and the new

season calendar is being billed as a

gamechanger for the industry.

Harness Racing New Zealand chief

executive Gary Woodhamsaid the key

reason for the change was to give every

horse the opportunitytorealiseits

potential, whether it was agun juvenile

or anine­year­old battler.

‘‘Wehave the challenge of limited

horse numbersinsome areas so we have

programmed races so thathorsesfrom

around the countryrace together.Itis

about maximising opportunities.’’

Two North Canterbury trainers, Phil

Burrows, of RakeroRacingStables, in

Rangiora ,and Bob Butt, who trains at

Woodend Beach, both preparedtwo

winners at Rangiora’sJanuary1meeting

as didCran and Chrissie Dalgety of West

Melton.

Rakero Rebel’s win,bynearlynine

lengths, provided astandout

performance on the day for Phil and the

pacing filly’sowners, Ronnie Dawe,his

brother Kevin and their father Ray.

Rakero Racing’s other winner, trotting

mareMuscleBank, also owned by the

Dawefamily, and afriend, set anew

track record of two minutes and 33.6

secondsfor the 2000 metrestanding start

race.

Philisafan of the new season

calendar.

‘‘I like it becauseitgives young horses

extra time,’’ he said. ‘‘You have more

timetoprepare themand don’t have to

pushthem too hardtoo early.’’

The Rangiora Harness Racing Club

was the only harnessracing club with a

meeting on New Year’s Day and club

president Greg Wright said it was great

to be part of suchanhistoric day in New

Zealand HarnessRacing history.

The club’s Christmas at the Races

meeting last December marked another

milestone.

‘‘It was the biggest sporting event for

quitesometime in North Canterbury

underCovid­19restrictions,’’ Gregsaid.

Everyone attendingthe club’s

Christmas and New Year meetings were

required to be doublevaccinated

againstCovid 19 and present vaccine

pass.

Greg hiredextra security for both

meetings to cope with any ‘‘blowback’’

aboutthe vaccinerequirements, but it

was not needed.

‘‘I was really thrilled with how

everyone attending the meetings

responded to the new requirements,’’ he

said.

‘‘There was absolutelynoissue

whatsoeverover the vaccination

requirements.

‘‘A few did forget to bring their

passports, but simply went home and

came back withthem,’’Gregsaid.

The club is celebratinganother

milestone at its next meeting, on

Saturday, February 19.

Racing will be held on the grass track

at the raceway under the same Covid­19

restrictions as the Christmas and New

Year meetings, with free entry.

The celebration will coincide with the

club’s Veteran’sDay which will

recogniselong­standingmembers of the

club.

The Widest Music Variety

Winning smiles ... Gavin Smith (left) is congratulated by Ronnie Dawe after Muscle Bank’s

success at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s New Year’s Day race meeting. PHOTOS: RACEIMAGES

Winning ride ... Rakero Rebel, driven by Gavin Smith, wins the New World Fillies and

Mares Mobile Pace on New Year’s Day.

PHOTO: RACE IMAGES

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By JOHN CROSGROVE

Rangiora Toyota

The future maternal prospects of

Rangiora’s highperformance couple are

not in doubtdespite some very intense

racingand anational grand prix titleat

stake over the weekend.

Formernational motorcycling super

sport champions and engaged couple, Jake

Lewis and Avalon Biddle, battledeach

other for the NZ Formula Two grandprix

motorcycle titleatRuapuna on Sunday.

Lewis,arider with the Altherm JCR

YamahaNew Zealand superbike racing

team, qualified on pole for therace and

then spentthe entire racedicing withhis

futurewife.

The pairwere nevermore than abike

lengthapart in all their formula two races

over the weekend,and the title racewas no

different.

The couple were aclass abovethe rest of

the field, providing spectators withtight

and intenseracing, but in the end Lewisled

acrossthe line when it mattered.

‘‘I couldn’tbehappier,’’the F2 Grand

Prix title winner saidwhen he returned to

the pitsafter the close fought race. ‘‘It’s the

first time Ihave ever won the titleand I’m

reallystoked forthe team.

‘‘Avalon has been super fast the whole

weekend, she has been there pushingme

hard. We have been doing some fast times

despite the hot weather makingthe track

very slippery at times.’’

‘‘She has definitelybeen making me do

my job and alittle bit more, we havehad

some good battles and with the weather

and the hot times its certainly been a

challengeout there.’’

With both being former international

racers,the pair dominated all their races

from the front, swappingthe lead on many

occasionsduring each race in front of a

good crowd on both daysofMotorcycling

Canterbury’s final roundofthe three round

Southern RaceSeries at Ruapuna.

Need for speed ... Avalon Biddle rides her MTF Kawasaki.

Lewis said the Southern Race Serieswas

agood wee championship that the

Canterbury and Southland motorcycle

clubs were running in the South Island.

For us its agood way to get track and seat

time as ateam before we head intothe New

Zealand Championships laterinMarch.

Our goal is to be betterprepared for the

national superbike championship series

when it finallystarts,hesaid.

With the cancellation of the first two

roundsofthe NZ Superbike series and the

December based international Suzuki

Seriesdue to Covidconcerns, nationally

rankedsuperbike riders havebeen

struggling to find local races to gain

precious machine set up and riderfitness

time.

Whakatane based rider andcurrent NZ

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club event was agood idea because he just

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Island.

‘‘I justwanted to get out and raceand the

club here has really turned it on this

weekend.

‘‘Racing against Alastair Hoogenboezem

of Templeton,was alot of fun, we both had

successes during the racing,although I

pippedhim at the post and won the New

Zealand Formula One Grand Prix title.

‘‘It wasIsuppose, the perfect storm for

me, aback marker on the finallap took

Alastair's attention, he was alittle nervous

going into the right­hander and Imanaged

to sneak around the outside and held him

off to the flag. He had been doing that to me

all weekend so Ithought Iwoulddoit

back,’’ Rees said.

Like many, Lewissaid he and Biddlewill

now wait and see what the futureholds

concerning the final two rounds of the

national superbike series scheduled for

March,but it was abonusbeing able to have

the Yamaha team all out and in winning

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Orange traffic light restrictions will be in place. Visit waimakariri.govt.nz for further info

It’sTime to Turn On Our SummerWater Use

Each summer we use up to four times as much

water aday as we would on atypical winter's day.

If we aren’t careful about how weuse water during

this time it can lead to restrictions. We want

you tothink about using water differently in the

summer months.

‘Summer Water’ is thinking and acting as though

we’re in early water restrictions, but it’s voluntary.

That means only using unattended hoses and

sprinklers on your lawn or garden every second day

and preferably between 7pm and 9pm. Your day is

based onyour house number: even houses water

on even days, and odd houses on odd days. For

example, aproperty with astreet number of 21 can

only water gardens and lawns when the date is an

odd number, such as1st, 3rd, 5th of the month.

Don’t worry you can still do other watering outside

like washing your car, but try to do this on your

assigned day, and avoid the evening peak watering

period if possible (that's 4pm to 8pm).

Moving to summer water use is not about not

having enough wai, it’s about making sure we’re

conserving this resource.

Every year we get lots of enquiries asking when

water restrictions will start. This approach means

you won't have towonder.

We will only move to compulsory water restrictions

if conservation efforts aren’t enough.

Let’s keep the WAI inWaimakariri.

Planning aSwim this Summer?

Did you know that you can check the water quality

of beaches, lakes and rivers across Canterbury and

New Zealand? Before you set off for your trip to

the beach, river or lake pop on to lawa.org.nz and

check the water quality.

Over 100 sites are monitored and tested regularly

across Canterbury and the website is updated as

soon as results are available. The monitoring runs

through till March each year.

To make sure that you stay safe when in and

around water:

• Choose abeach with lifeguards and swim

between the flags

• Check the conditions, if in doubt stay out!

• Watch out for rip currents

• Wear alife jacket while rock-fishing and never

swim alone

• Always keep children within arm’s reach in the water

• Beware of submerged rocks and sudden changes

in water depth

• Always check before entering waterholes, even if

you swim there regularly.

Road Works on Fernside Road

Contractors are laying anew road surface on

Fernside Road between Todds Road and MainPower

starting this week. Fernside Road will be closed to

westbound traffic from Flaxton Road roundabout

to Todds Road for around four weeks with traffic

detoured via Flaxton Road and Todds Road.

Need to report

an issue?

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Waimakariri District Council about it.

Visit our website to find out more

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Waterearly inthe morning

or laterinthe eveningto

avoid evaporation.

Let’s change theway we think about

howweuse water during summer.

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Before heading out to enjoy the

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are afew rules for vehicles.

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North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

37

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YOUTH

Development Grant

Available to young people living

in the Waimakariri District aged

between 12 and 24.

Applications are now open and will

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Does Your Pool

Fence Comply?

Summer is here and it’s important pool barriers

and fencing comply with the Building Act.

From November to Marcheachyear we’ll be visiting

properties to checkifapool is still present, the type

and if the pool fence complies.

We’ll leave anotice inthe letterbox aer the check, and

note any items that may need to be addressed.

Why we’re doing this:

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Call us on 03 311 8906 if you have any questions.

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Planting day ... View Hill School pupils joined aplanting day at a

dairy farm to enhance amudfish Kowaro site, thanks to funding from

Environment Canterbury's Biodiversity Incentives Fund and the

Working Waters Trust.

PHOTO:ENVIRONMENTCANTERBURY

Pupils back mudfish

View Hill School pupils have

done their bit to help protect

Canterbury mudfish.

The pupils joined aplanting

day on adairy farm near the

school, planting around 350

natives in abid to help

improve habitat for the

endangered Canterbury

mudfish /kowaro.

Kowaro are non­migratory

fish species found only in New

Zealand and in just afew

places in Canterbury, in small,

slow flowing streams, ponds,

drains and wetlands often

with deep pools and lots of

aquatic plants.

The fish grow to about 12

centimetres long and live for

five to six years.

ADepartment of

Conservation (DOC) mudfish

survey in March 2020 found 12

mudfish in the water way near

View Hill School.

DOC staff undertook the

survey and encouraged the

school and landowners to

HS pool profit

The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools had

an operating surplus of $3.3 million

during the 2020­2021 year, according to

the Hurunui District Council’s annual

report.

The Hurunui District Council had

budgeted conservatively for the pools to

break even in its 2020­2021 annual plan,

because of the impact of Covid­19 which

threatened to restrict operations at the

complex.

However it maintained good visitor

numbers, and coped with various

restrictions as visitors, and locals, sought

out places to visit with overseas travel

being restricted.

Council’s chief financial officer Jason

Beck says the return from the pools

actively offsets rates. The conservative

budget had forced the council to make

some difficult decisions on the provision

of services to ensure the rates increase

was kept to aminimum.

He warned the council at ameeting

that while the surplus was welcome it

should be tempered by the fact that

during this financial year (2021­2022)

Covid­19 restrictions had been in place

for amajority of the time.

‘‘So there is no guarantee that those

profit projections can be maintained,’’ he

says.

The council’s annual report, for the

period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021,

outlines the performance of the council

over that time.

Overall, council’s revenue for the year

was $64 million, some $24 million above

the budgeted level for the year, with the

key variances being the additional

revenue generated by the pools,

additional grant funding, and the level of

vested asset revenue received.

undertake arestoration in the

area, to help build ahabitat

for the fish.

View Hill School joined

forces with the Working

Waters Trust prepare a

restoration plan to create a

habitat and to more learn

about the native fish species.

The Working Waters Trust

supported the pupils to plant

along the banks of the water

way and provided educational

sessions at the site, teaching

children about the uniqueness

and threats to mudfish, and

how we can help protect them.

View Hill School principal

Bu Windsor says the pupils

loved taking part and learning

about the kowaro.

‘‘The students can’t wait to

get back to see how the plants

are going,’’ she said.

‘‘I’ve been looking into

outdoor classroom projects

like these for ten or so years,

so to see the project come to

fruition is marvellous.’’

Public Notices

ART AUCTION

Local artist at Leithfield

pub. Paintings on display

from mid Jan. Bids placed

in box provided on site.

Final draw on Tues 25 th

Jan at pub, 4pm-7pm.

Be in for some great

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Wine and nibbles.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

ON-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Eagle JI Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing committee at

Rangiora for the renewal of

an On-Licence in respect

of the premises situated

at 67 Williams Street,

Kaiapoi, or the Tavern

known as Kaikanui Tavern.

The general nature of the

business to be conducted

under the licence is Tavern.

The days on which and

the hours during alcohol is

intended to be sold under

the licence are: Sunday to

Thursday 8am to 11pm,

Friday - Saturday 8am

-1am.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee, 215

High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of the

licence may, not later than

15 days working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee,

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the sale and

supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second

publication of this notice.

This notice was first

published on 16 December

2021.

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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

OFF-LICENCE

SECTION 101, SALE

AND SUPPLYOF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

Eagle JI Ltd has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Rangiora for the renewal of

an OffLicence in respect of

the premises situated at 67

Williams Street, Kaiapoi or

the Bottle shop known as

Bottle OKaikanui.

The general nature of the

business conducted (or to

be conducted) under the

licence is Bottle Shop.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is (or is intended to be)

sold under the licence are

Monday - Sunday 8am -

10pm.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office

of the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee at

215 High Street, Rangiora.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes

to object to the issue of

the licence may, not later

than 15 working days after

the date of the publication

of this notice, file anotice

in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of

the Waimakariri District

Licensing Committee

at Private Bag 1005,

Rangiora.

No objection to the renewal

of alicence may be made

in relation to amatter other

than amatter specified in

section 131 of the Sale and

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication

of this notice. This notice

was first published on 16

December 2021.

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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.

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.

mainpower.co.nz


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38 North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

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

Road Stopping

Portion of the unnamed unformed legalroad adjoining

Ashworth Bush Road to the south and the unnamed

unformed legal roadtothe north in Balcairn, Hurunui

District.

Public Notice isherby given that, pursuant to Section

319(h) and 342(a) of the Local Government Act 1974,

the Hurunui DistrictCouncilproposestostop partofthe

road described inthe schedule hereto:

SCHEDULE

Area(m2) Shown on the plan as Plan

15050 Road to be stopped Bruce Alexander

(proposed) Surveyors

–Copyofthe Plan–

14 December 2021

PURPOSE

The portion of roadwhenstoppedshallbeamalgamated

pursuant to Section 345(1)(a) of the Localgovernment

Act 1974withadjoining landasfollows:

Area(m2) Shown Land to be amalgamated with

15050 Road to be Road to be stopped(proposed)

stopped is to be amalgamated with

(proposed) Lot 3DP305915

The above-mentioned plan may be viewed at the

Hurunui District Library or the Hurunui District Council

Offices at66Carters Road, Amberley during normal

office hours oronthe Councils website www.hurunui.

govt.nzunder Have yoursay –Consultations.

If you would like toobject to this proposal you must

lodge your objection inwriting to the Hurunui District

Council Attn: Cameron Ashworth either in person to

66 Carters Road, Amberley, orposted to PO Box 13,

Amberley 7441 or email Cameron.ashworth@hurunui.

govt.nztoarrivenolater than5:00pm25March 2022.

DatedatHurunui District Council,Amberley this10day

of January 2022.

Thisisthe first publicationofthisnotice.

HDobbie

Chief ExecutiveOfficer

Public Notices

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

WarMemorial Hall

1Albert Street, Rangiora 7400

PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440

www.bsnc.org.nz

2427308

2450163

Situations Vacant

We need you !

We have opportunities available now!

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

Retail Assistants

• Upto40 hours including 1weekend day

• Mustbecustomer focused.

• Working inside and outside.

• Mustbephysically fit and strong.

• Required to climb ladders and use lifting equipment.

• Required to pick, carry,assemble products.

• Work as part of ateam.

• Beable to think proactively.

• Work hard and smart.

• Familiarity ineither Powertools, Powergarden or

Bathroom products preferred.

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 &alcoholpolicy in place, 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 WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR

Trade Drive Thru Team Members

Needed!

Do you love construction and all things DIY? Are you able

to offer some working knowledge or experience from the

building industry? Is your customer service second to none?

Our business is growing! We are seeking 2motivated team

players to join our hard-working Drive Thru team. This is a

fast paced, fun environment that relies on teamwork and the

ability to multi-task.

Both roles will include weekend days.

Aforkliftlicense would be useful but is notcritical.

The ideal candidates will require:

• A passion for providing excellent customer service,

helping customers with their projects or with their trade

enquiries

• Knowledge of timber,hardware andbuilding products

• Tobefitfor often demanding physical work as heavy

lifting is adailypart of this job

• A willingness to learn, with great time management

and areal “can do” attitude

• A strong health and safety focus, ensuring company

policies are followed at all times

Work local. Save yourself all those hours in the car each

week.

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy, apreemployment

drug test and medical will be required.

Written applications including your CV should be

forwarded to:

Trade Drive Thru Team Member Position,

McAlpines Mitre 10 MEGA,

Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440

or email applications@mcalpines.co.nz

Personal

EASY going and engaging

single man living on own, I

am indep, aNSand aSD,

5ft 11 with no baggage. I

seek a modern well presented

slimmish lady with

some spunk in her 60s or

close to. Why not start 2022

with anew man in your life,

one who is fun witty tactile

and interesting. I have a

wide variety of interests,

and would like to share

them with you as Iwould

yours. Ph/txt 027 659 4425.

Firewood

2449660

SPILT old man pine, 3.7

$260. Ph 021 993 497.

Wanted To Buy

$$$

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

Sutton Tools NZ Ltd

We are adrill manufacturing company

based in Kaiapoi.

We are looking for staff in our

Production Line.

2445690

You will need to be mechanically

minded, attention to detail and

willingness to learn. Training will be

provided. All safety equipment will be

provided.

Hours of work

7.30am to 4.00pm Monday -Friday

Email your CV to

bmccallum@suttontools.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

PRIVATE COLLEC-

TOR of joiners &builders

tools, paying up to $500 for

wood &metal planes, $200

for cast iron levels, braces

& bits, $500 for wood

workers bench &vice, tool

chests. Also wanting to buy

scribes, squares, Spoke

shaves, tack hammers,

chisels, draw knives,

calipers, dividers, saws,

$100 for plumbobs, wood

or metal clamps, boxes of

screws, old gate hinges,

$3000 for old enamel &tin

signs, $200 for old advertising

tins, coffee, tea, biscuit,

spice, chocolate, baking

powder, tobacco tins.

Will call anywhere in Canterbury

/Kaikoura. Phone

Murray 021 441 400.

WANTED

ANTIQUE FURNITURE

and good quality

second hand furniture

Happytotravel

Phone Rick 021 376883

or email photo to:

hall.coffey@xtra.co.nz

2450299

Trade&Services

AFFORDABLE concrete

cutting with quality and

removal work. Free quotes.

No job too small. Ph 027

442 2219, Fax 03 359 6052

or A/H 03 359 4605.

ALL TREE SERVICES,

arbour work, pruning, tree

removal. Affordable &

friendly service. Telephone

021 111 4322.

ARBORIST qualified.

Copper Beech Tree

Services. Tree removal,

pruning, height reduction,

hedge trimming, shaping,

tree planting, firewood.

Free quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com

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.

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.

COMPRESSORS Honda/

Rato / 240v / 3PH, plus

hoses, parts &accessories.

Telephone 027 262 2266

www.BLAX.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.

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

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.

A PAINTER WITH

PASSION! Local painter

with 30 years of quality and

integrity in all aspects of

painting. Phone Mike on

021 0903 8546.

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

Trade &Services

BUILDERS Father &son

team. Amac Builders are

available to help you with

your building needs. High

standards, low overheads,

no job too small. Check us

out on fb. Amac Builders

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

Time to service your fire.

Accumulation of soot seriously

affects performance.

Latest rotary brush technology.

Free moisture check

on wood. Safety inspection. RANGIORA

All work insured and guaranteed.

From $70 single

story. 0800 SWEEPME or

021 0277 1927. Visit

www.sweepnz.co.nz.

PAINT & wallpaper

services. Wayne Bryant,

exterior, interior. Qualified

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.

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.

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

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

Rubbish

Removal and RRR skips.

Wheelie bins any frequency

and skips from 1.5 cube to

9cube. Skips and wheelie

bins for any use, rubbish,

greenwaste, building sites

or just cleanups. Give us a

phone call 313 6957 or for

skips 021 313 255.

SCREEN PRINTING.

For all your printing

requirements. T-shirts,

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.

Please phone Heather 03

313 0261 or email heather.

norstar@gmail.com.

SEPTIC TANK

CLEANING

Bill’s Liquid

Waste

You dump it...

Blair pumps it...

Blair Tavendale

Ph 03 314 9371

0275 379-694

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.

CRAIGS Trees

(03) 327-4190

TREE REMOVALS

THINNING &PRUNING

STUMPGRINDING

FELLING &TOPPING

FULLYINSURED

QUALIFIED ARBORIST

Free Quotes

027 2299 454

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

TRUCK WASH. Mobile

touchless on-farm foam

wash solutions. Telephone

027 262 2266

www.CLEANFLEET.nz.

VALUATION -

Specialising in North Canterbury.

Contact Geoff at

Maxwell Valuation. Phone

03 310 8541 or email

geoff@maxval.co.nz.

WATER PUMPS Trash,

clean water, Honda or Rato,

parts &accessories. Telephone

027 262 2266

www.BLAX.nz.

WORKSHOP FANS Portable

air Con, drum, wall,

Pedestal ventilation fans

Telephone 027 262 2266

www.BLAX.nz.

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

2225862

2434390


ANIMAL AND PET

minding service available.

Experienced, knowledgeable

person, small animals

and large. Affordable rates.

Waipara/Amberley area.

Phone Karen 027 733 4892.

Pets

½PRICE

DOG FOOD

MEAT2U.NZ

313 0022

2424357

BICHON HOMESTAY

for smaller dogs. We look

after your dog in our home.

"No kennels". Phone today

03 314 6110.

Livestock

HOMEKILL & Wild

Game meat processing. Ph

313 0022. www.meat2u.nz.

Property Wanted

★★★

CHARACTER HOUSE

WANTED FOR REMOVAL

1920's or earlier character

house wanted to move to my

section. Single level large

house wanted. Contact

kiwimg211@gmail.com

ANY old cars, anything pre

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,

Classic Cars. Please call

027 258 8366.

CARS, vans, 4WD’s

wanted for dismantling or

repair. Phone 027 258

8366.

Cars Wanted

CASH 4CARS

and 4WD'S

Phone

Automotive

Parts

03 313 7216

CLASSIFIED

North Canterbury News, January 13, 2022

FALCONS &

COMMODORES

WANTED

Suitable for

dismantling or repairs

Ph 313 7216

Trusted Trades &

Professional Services

2412522

39

Flatmates

FLATMATE wanted, living

with professional male,

on lifestyle block in Cust,

$240pw inclusive of Wi fi

& power. Please phone

Mark 027 240 9004.

Guide

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

2435705

Arborist

North Canterbury Tree Services

Tree felling, cutting and

clearing service, including

stump grinding

Insured qualified and

certified arborists

0274 537 834

northcantytrees378@gmail.com

Butchery

OxfordButchery

Shane and Leanne Frahm

We cankill&process yourstock

FourGenerations of Frahms

since 1957

Ph 312 4205

Oxford

Number one

old-fashioned bacon

&ham curing.

A/H 312 4709

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE

2269236

Engineering

For your Engineering needs

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821

toppeng@xtra.co.nz

Seamless Spouting

Seamless Spouting

Supply and Install

of Seamless Gutters

10 year no leaks

guarantee

• Continuous spouting made on site,

large colour range available

• High grade and thicker material used

• Repair or replace any type of gutter

• Undertake all insurance work

• Independently owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Servicing North CanterburyDistricts

Call Danie 021 875 462

2227889v2

2359362

2070788

Automotive &Recovery

• WOF Cars &Trailers

• Vehicle Servicing &

Repairs

• Tyres &Punctures

• Jump Starts


Towing &Salvage

• Courtesy Car Available

Ph Aaron Rowlands

0272 588 366

13 Stone Eyre Place,

Swannanoa

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

Construction &Concrete

All Construction & Concrete Work

•Driveways, patios &paths

•Bridges and Culverts

•Floors, foundations

•Sheds and buildings

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes

•Silage pits, effluent ponds

•Excavation and cartage

•Precast concrete

•Insulated panels

Daryl Power

027 230 9401

concretepower@scorch.co.nz

www.concretepower.co.nz

Painter /Plasterer

HURUNUI Painting

• Qualified tradesmen, quick,neat and friendly.

• Reasonable rates. • Interior /exterior painting.

• Interior plastering &wallpapering.

• Spray painting &water blasting.

P: Rod Hermes 027 414 0830 or 03 314 2391

2273277

• New Builds &Renovations

• Light Commercial /Re-strengthening

• Project Management

• Bathrooms

• Farm Buildings

• House Lifting Re-piling

• Shop Fit Outs

2408831

Builder

Ear Health

• Ear Health checks.

• Wax removal using Microsuction

• Removal of foreign bodies

• Basic hearing aid care

Skip Hire

40+ years experience

027 222 5078

markw.hills@xtra.co.nz

• ACC provider

• WarVeteran provider

• No medical referral

required

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.

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

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care Canterbury

2324849

Plumbing

For all

general

aspects of

plumbing

E: r.hermes@xtra.co.nz

2394026v2 Call James ph: 022 063 15 85

Discounts for over

65 years old

Scrap Metal

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm

Machinery•All non Ferrous

MAINLAND

METALS LTD

Ph (03)338 7000

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie0274818 027

Locally owned and operated

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

HAVE YOU BEEN TO

OUR WEBSITE LATELY?

www.ncnews.co.nz

Visit now toview the paper online &more!

1902273

YOU

COULD

BE

HERE

Advertise

your business

in our Trades

and Services

Phone

Amanda Keys

on

03 313 2840

Fast friendly service

All work guaranteed

Aaron McCartney

Certifying Plumber

Cell 027 366 9091

A/H 03 310 2137

Free Call:

0508 44EVER

EMAIL:

plumber_27@yahoo.com

100% locally owned and operated

Hardfill |Green Waste |General Waste |BuilderSkips

Various sizes to suit all needs

Commercial placement at competitive rates

Call us directly on 021 280 1132

wastecontrolskips@gmail.com

www.wastecontrolskips.co.nz

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

2172994

2431576

RANGIORA

DENTURE CLINIC

Tools &Equipment

SALES

PARTS

SERVICE

ACCESSORIES

ON-FARM VISITS

Water Blasters, Log Splitters, Generators,

Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Air Tools, Spray

Equipment, Replacement Ag Seats, Small Motors.

Free local machinerydelivery.

Richard Black www.BLAX.nz

North Canterburyowned &operated

2435547v2

DENTURE CLINIC

Garry WMechen

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian

Phone (03) 313-9192

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora

NEW N W DENTURES D ES

*RELINE * *REPAIRS

* I S

2438377

HOURS

8.30am -12noon

- Monday to Friday

FREE E CONSULTATION O

AND ADVICE

A V C

For a/h repairs

phone (03) 310-3044

Plumber &Gasfitter

PLUMBER &GASFITTER

Maintenance &Filtration

Plumbing renovations/

Plumbing alterations &New Build

Cylinder replacement

Gas hot water,Gas Cooking &more..

EMERGENCYAFTER HOURS

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


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timber stains

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