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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Connecting Your Local Community<br />

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Tucker’s death<br />

prompts<br />

algae warning<br />

Page 7<br />

Big turnout for<br />

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BIG BROTHER IS<br />

WATCHING YOU<br />

WHEN SEX worker Renee<br />

Duckmanton’s burned body was<br />

found dumped on a nondescript<br />

farm road near Rakaia, detectives<br />

quickly knew CCTV would be<br />

key.<br />

They tracked back. There she<br />

was, on a homeowner’s security<br />

camera in front of Christchurch’s<br />

St Luke’s Mews, capturing her<br />

walking east on Peterborough<br />

St to her usual pick-up spot on<br />

There are an estimated 400,000 security cameras across New<br />

Zealand. Kurt Bayer investigates what it means for community<br />

safety, crime prevention, as well as privacy and civil liberties?<br />

Manchester St, the red light strip.<br />

Cameras show a silver Audi<br />

cruising past, doubling back, and<br />

picking her up.<br />

The car is traced through town,<br />

stopping at red lights with her<br />

client, butcher Sainey Marong, at<br />

the wheel.<br />

They drive on, heading west.<br />

Cameras, dozens of them, quietly,<br />

pretty much inadvertently,<br />

record them. Cameras belonging<br />

to private residences, the city<br />

council, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport<br />

Agency, shops, businesses<br />

and buses.<br />

The footage would only be seen<br />

again because of what Marong<br />

was about to do to her.<br />

A detective would later tell a<br />

jury that it would take “hundreds,<br />

if not thousands” of hours<br />

of painstaking legwork to trawl<br />

through the footage.<br />

While she phones her minder,<br />

he stops at a cash machine<br />

on Riccarton Rd to withdraw<br />

money. Snap, snap, cameras catch<br />

him again.<br />

• Turn to page 4<br />

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There are an estimated<br />

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• By Susan Sandys<br />

PARENT AND educator Kylie<br />

Horgan fears the Ministry of<br />

Education has made the wrong<br />

decision in pushing ahead<br />

with plans for a super school at<br />

Rolleston.<br />

The town will<br />

potentially have<br />

New Zealand’s<br />

largest secondary<br />

school<br />

following<br />

Government<br />

buying land for<br />

a second Rolleston<br />

College<br />

campus.<br />

While the college is welcoming<br />

the decision, Horgan said the<br />

ministry was venturing into unknown<br />

territory. Global evidence<br />

had suggested there were youth<br />

well-being effects from large<br />

schools, such as social disconnection,<br />

higher drop out rate and<br />

lower academic outcomes, she<br />

said.<br />

“The bigger something gets the<br />

more risk you have for kids not<br />

to be able to access everything in<br />

a fair way,” Horgan said.<br />

“Has this decision been made<br />

in the best interests of our young<br />

people, or has it been made on<br />

what’s the cheapest, the easiest<br />

and the fastest?”<br />

Rapid population growth has<br />

driven the need for the new campus,<br />

which is expected to open<br />

2025. The ministry made the<br />

decision to go for an extended<br />

Rolleston College, rather than<br />

create a whole new secondary<br />

school, following community<br />

consultation last year.<br />

Horgan has requested a range<br />

of information from the ministry,<br />

including raw data from<br />

the community consultation,<br />

external contractor reports on<br />

the consultation, correspondence<br />

on the purchase of the land, and<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Would<br />

Rolleston teenagers be<br />

better served by two<br />

secondary schools, rather<br />

than one super school?<br />

Email susan.sandys@<br />

starmedia.kiwi<br />

details of any research by the<br />

ministry on studies about the<br />

effects of attending large schools<br />

on young people.<br />

Horgan is a West Melton<br />

mother of two school-aged children.<br />

She is a former youth<br />

worker and on leave from her<br />

role as deputy principal at Lincoln<br />

High School as she focuses<br />

on establishing a youth wellbeing<br />

charity.<br />

She is planning to hold a community<br />

meeting next month to<br />

present information on the decision,<br />

following an Official Information<br />

Act request she made to<br />

the ministry last week.<br />

The second Rolleston College<br />

campus will be on the corner<br />

of Springston Rolleston Rd and<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Rd, 2km from<br />

where the college is now.<br />

Minister of Education<br />

Chris Hipkins said last<br />

month, when making<br />

the land purchase announcement,<br />

that it<br />

would take the college’s<br />

roll capacity to about<br />

3400. There are more<br />

than 1200 students at<br />

the college today, while the second<br />

campus will accommodate<br />

up to 1500 with potential for a<br />

further 700 in future.<br />

Currently the largest school<br />

in New Zealand is Auckland’s<br />

Rangitoto College with about<br />

3200 students.<br />

Rolleston College principal<br />

Rachel Skelton said she and<br />

board of trustee members were<br />

delighted and humbled that a<br />

second campus was the preferred<br />

NEWS 3<br />

Super school unknown territory – Horgan<br />

Kylie<br />

Horgan<br />

SUPER SCHOOL: Rolleston College will potentially<br />

become New Zealand’s largest secondary school following<br />

Government buying land for a second campus.<br />

Business Support<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council in partnership with Canterbury Chamber of<br />

Commerce, is offering one on one business support sessions.<br />

Jason MacRae, Business Growth Advisor for Canterbury Chamber<br />

of Commerce will be based at <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council HQ to provide<br />

advice for <strong>Selwyn</strong> businesses.<br />

The sessions are for <strong>Selwyn</strong> businesses of all sizes and stages looking<br />

to grow or overcome challenges. Based on individual needs, each<br />

business will be provided with feedback and suggestions along with<br />

expert connections and resources to move their business forward.<br />

The support sessions are 45 minutes each.<br />

Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Rachel<br />

Skelton<br />

option from the community<br />

after two rounds of consultation.<br />

“Our focus as a college has<br />

always been on putting the<br />

learner at the centre of all we do<br />

and looking at the best ways to<br />

support well-being using current,<br />

local and internationally<br />

researched well-being models.<br />

We take a proactive approach to<br />

ensuring a supportive and caring<br />

school environment where<br />

everyone belongs. These fundamentals<br />

will not change with a<br />

second campus.”<br />

Ministry leader te tai<br />

runga (south) Nancy Bell<br />

said the country’s education<br />

system reflected a<br />

unique and diverse society,<br />

which welcomed varied<br />

abilities, religious beliefs,<br />

ethnic groups and income<br />

levels.<br />

“All schools in New Zealand<br />

are funded to provide high<br />

quality education and opportunities<br />

for their local children,<br />

whether it be a large school, small<br />

school, city or rural,” Bell said.<br />

“We will partner with Te<br />

Taumutu Rūnanga to support<br />

Rolleston College to ensure<br />

tuakana teina relationships can<br />

be accommodated between the<br />

two sites and work together<br />

to develop and enhance<br />

opportunities for ākonga within<br />

Rolleston/<strong>Selwyn</strong> district.”<br />

Dates for support sessions:<br />

Wednesday 9 February<br />

Wednesday 23 February<br />

Wednesday 9 March<br />

Wednesday 23 March<br />

Wednesday 6 April<br />

Wednesday 20 April<br />

Bookings essential.<br />

To make an appointment email Jason at jasonm@cecc.org.nz<br />

SELWYN.GOVT.NZ


<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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NEWS<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

CCTV cameras: ‘The only people who should<br />

Renee Sainey<br />

Duckmanton Marong<br />

After killing her, he drives<br />

around, unsure what to do.<br />

The next day, he’s seen at<br />

6.46pm driving into the forecourt<br />

of the Mobil service station in<br />

Rakaia, off State Highway 1.<br />

He fills up and goes in to pay,<br />

giving the attendant a thumbs-up<br />

before making to leave. Then he<br />

hesitates, apparently paying more<br />

money before leaving for good.<br />

Duckmanton’s burning body<br />

was found by passing motorists<br />

around 45min later on nearby<br />

Main Rakaia Rd, just off SH1.<br />

There was a blue beanie at the<br />

scene. Hours of sifting through<br />

older CCTV reveals the killer<br />

wearing it a few weeks earlier.<br />

Marong, who would argue all<br />

sorts of weird and wonderful<br />

things during his extremely<br />

unsuccessful defence, could not<br />

explain away the CCTV. It was<br />

there, mostly in black and white,<br />

but at times, in full colour.<br />

His DNA matched evidence<br />

collected at the scene.<br />

He was jailed for life.<br />

CCTV FOOTAGE: The last image of Renee Duckmanton was taken from a security camera on a private residence. Marong<br />

was seen at a service station the night he dumped his victim’s body. The footage helped convict him before a jury.<br />

CCTV is on the rise in New<br />

Zealand.<br />

As one security operator put<br />

it: “The only people who should<br />

worry about that is bad guys doing<br />

bad things, and who cares if<br />

they’re worried?”<br />

New Zealand Herald investigations<br />

suggest an estimated<br />

400,000 security cameras across<br />

the country.<br />

With a population of almost<br />

5.1 million, that’s around one<br />

camera for every 12.7 people.<br />

Globally, that’s a drop in the<br />

ocean – especially when compared<br />

to Chinese supercities or<br />

super-surveilled London.<br />

The number’s rising though.<br />

And it doesn’t include cellphones<br />

(it’s estimated there are more<br />

phones than people), dashboard<br />

cameras, laptops, webcams, etc.<br />

“It’s pretty clear that cameras<br />

are rapidly proliferating,” says<br />

NZ Council for Civil Liberties<br />

chairman Thomas Beagle.<br />

“Have you ever tried counting<br />

up how many cameras are<br />

in your house? With the rise of<br />

surveillance cameras and smartphones<br />

we now clearly have more<br />

than one camera per person in<br />

New Zealand.”<br />

Neither police nor the New<br />

Zealand Security Intelligence<br />

Service have any idea how many<br />

cameras there are.<br />

So how did we reach our<br />

400,000 estimate?<br />

New Zealand Security Association<br />

chief executive Gary Morrison<br />

believes that, based on five<br />

years of data from international<br />

manufacturers, there are around<br />

200,000 imported surveillance<br />

cameras in New Zealand.<br />

That figure includes cameras<br />

installed at residential, commercial<br />

and government sites, but he<br />

accepts it’s “probably higher” given<br />

the large number of home systems<br />

sold by DIY giants retailers like<br />

Bunnings and Mitre 10.<br />

Bunnings says interest in its<br />

range of smart security cameras<br />

and accessories, which cost from<br />

$59 to $1200, has grown “significantly”<br />

in the last 12 months.<br />

“Covid has contributed to an<br />

already heightened demand,” a<br />

spokeswoman says.<br />

We also fed in data obtained<br />

through dozens of requests under<br />

the Official Information Act and<br />

Local Government Official Information<br />

and Meetings Act.<br />

They reveal around 10,000<br />

cameras across New Zealand’s<br />

78 local, regional and unitary<br />

councils.<br />

The <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council<br />

monitors 150, the Christchurch<br />

City Council has 1253, while<br />

Auckland Council has 2035.<br />

Most local authorities have<br />

several hundred, spread across<br />

community centres, civic offices,<br />

galleries, libraries, recreation centres<br />

and parks. And that doesn’t<br />

take into account transport hubs,<br />

buses, trains, and ferries.<br />

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport<br />

Agency has 1606, as well as 179<br />

webcams across its national<br />

network. KiwiRail has another<br />

1022 across its depots, worksites<br />

and network, with 193 on the<br />

Interislander ferries.<br />

Government departments are<br />

also well-watched.<br />

The Ministry for Social Development,<br />

for example, has 3521<br />

cameras. The Ministry of Justice<br />

has 3159, Corrections uses 1800<br />

at “non-custodial sites”, Kaianga<br />

Ora another 900, and Customs<br />

482 across five international airports<br />

and the Auckland sea cargo<br />

inspection facility.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

It soon adds up, especially<br />

when you add in shops, bars,<br />

restaurants and banks.<br />

Z petrol station reckons it has<br />

around 2000 cameras, while BP<br />

has cameras in every one of its<br />

111 BP Connect sites and 101 BP<br />

New Zealand dealer sites.<br />

Westpac, which calls CCTV “a<br />

strong and effective tool for keeping<br />

our customers and employees<br />

safe”, has multiple cameras in<br />

every one of its 115 branches,<br />

plus cameras on most of its 459<br />

ATMs.<br />

Countdown has 185 stores<br />

nationwide and cameras everywhere.<br />

McDonald’s has 168 restaurants<br />

across New Zealand, with<br />

a spokesman saying a “typical”<br />

outlet would have around 20<br />

public-facing CCTV cameras –<br />

amounting to around 3360.<br />

Not to mention KFC, Burger<br />

King, Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks<br />

...<br />

For the Council for Civil Liberties,<br />

the worry is the creation<br />

of a surveillance society where<br />

people are videoed and tracked<br />

wherever they go.<br />

“The presence of the cameras<br />

means that people feel the pressure<br />

to ‘act normally’, which is a<br />

chilling effect on their freedom<br />

to live their lives,” Beagle says.<br />

Police say Crime Prevention<br />

CCTV networks help reduce and<br />

solve crime and disorder, along<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

worry about that is bad guys’<br />

with helping the public feel safe.<br />

While police don’t have many<br />

of their own cameras, they have<br />

strong partnerships, especially<br />

with local authorities, and can<br />

tap into their footage to “support<br />

the identification of suspects<br />

and gathering of evidence from<br />

CCTV footage within our community<br />

that is owned by community<br />

groups, individuals and<br />

businesses should they agree”.<br />

Beagle is also concerned about<br />

what happens to the captured<br />

footage.<br />

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner<br />

says anyone can ask<br />

for any personal information<br />

“which is about you”, regardless<br />

of the format – whether it’s a<br />

video, photo, note, email, meeting<br />

minutes, audio recording or<br />

anything else.<br />

The Privacy Act says if an<br />

organisation holds personal<br />

information in a way that it can<br />

be readily retrieved, it should<br />

confirm to the person asking for<br />

the information that it holds that<br />

information and give the person<br />

access to the information.<br />

“The key thing to consider<br />

is whether the information is<br />

actually about you,” the Privacy<br />

Commissioner says.<br />

Technology is improving too.<br />

Gone are the days of the grainy<br />

black-and-white police image.<br />

Even the cheapest off-the-shelf<br />

cameras now deliver highdefinition<br />

footage.<br />

Facial recognition camera<br />

technology is also becoming a<br />

popular, if not controversial,<br />

sphere. The practice allows the<br />

tracking of people from camera<br />

to camera - building up a history<br />

of where they go and what they<br />

do.<br />

Held up as a useful tool for<br />

law enforcement and businesses,<br />

in catching criminals, it’s also<br />

criticised as being a fundamental<br />

threat to a free and open society.<br />

In 2019, a private operator of<br />

the King’s Cross train station<br />

in London deployed facial recognition<br />

in its CCTV network<br />

without telling anybody.<br />

After a public outcry, and<br />

a probe by the Information<br />

Commissioner’s Office, the programme<br />

was scrapped.<br />

Legislation is struggling to<br />

catch up.<br />

Some US cities have banned<br />

the use of facial recognition<br />

technology, but in Singapore it’s<br />

being woven into everyday life.<br />

New Zealand needs to be careful<br />

in how it proceeds, Beagle<br />

warns.<br />

“It’s one thing to capture footage<br />

of people, it’s another to use<br />

techniques like facial recognition<br />

to identify the people,” he says.<br />

“We find that this is an unreasonable<br />

invasion of people’s<br />

privacy and the right to be<br />

anonymous in public.”<br />

– NZ Herald<br />

NEWS 5<br />

In Brief<br />

WOMAN HURT IN CRASH<br />

A car overturned after its driver<br />

lost control on shingle on State<br />

Highway 73 near Porters Pass<br />

about 8.45am on Thursday.<br />

Springfield Volunteer Fire Brigade<br />

chief Grant Williams said the<br />

patch of shingle was in a dug out<br />

part of the road in an area which<br />

had a restricted speed limit due to<br />

roadworks. Firefighters arriving at<br />

the scene found the female driver<br />

with a sore shoulder out of the car.<br />

One ambulance responded and<br />

treated the patient.<br />

SWAP MEET CANCELLED<br />

It has been a case of third time<br />

unlucky for the annual Hororata<br />

Mechanical Swap Meet. After<br />

being postponed twice due to<br />

Covid-19 restrictions, the event<br />

was scheduled for this Saturday.<br />

Hororata Community Trust<br />

members have now announced<br />

that the country moving to red in<br />

the Covid traffic light alert system<br />

necessitated cancellation, but they<br />

were not giving up and would<br />

hold the event at a later stage.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

NEWS 7<br />

Dog’s death prompts algae warning<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

JANINE HASLETT of West<br />

Melton is urging dog owners<br />

to be mindful of the dangers of<br />

algae in rivers after losing her<br />

beloved chocolate labrador.<br />

Tucker died on Tuesday last<br />

week, within two hours of swimming<br />

at the Waimakariri River.<br />

Haslett said the gregarious<br />

and energetic 11-month-old was<br />

swimming and fetching sticks,<br />

while his more placid sister<br />

Tess mostly looked on from the<br />

riverbank.<br />

Haslett’s partner Paul Foster<br />

had taken the pair to the river,<br />

about 2km upstream of the<br />

popular Willows spot which has<br />

a dog park.<br />

But within half an hour after<br />

arriving home, Tucker had diarrhoea<br />

and was suffering seizures.<br />

As she and Foster drove him to<br />

a vet in Christchurch, Tucker<br />

became unresponsive. He was<br />

pronounced dead on arrival.<br />

An autopsy was not conducted<br />

and the cause of death is not<br />

confirmed, however, the vet<br />

suspected poisoning from cyanobacteria.<br />

Haslett said while Foster had<br />

noticed areas of brown algae,<br />

which they commonly saw on<br />

rivers whenever they took their<br />

dogs swimming, he had not seen<br />

any cyanobacteria, also called<br />

blue-green algae or toxic algae,<br />

PLAYFUL: Tucker was much loved by his family, including<br />

Haslett’s daughter Kylie, 7.<br />

at the site. This type of algae is<br />

a well known toxin to dogs. It<br />

appears in rivers as thick dark<br />

brown or black mats that have<br />

a slimy or velvety texture and<br />

musty smell.<br />

Haslett suspected the cyanobacteria<br />

may have been in<br />

unseen quantities in the water<br />

and accidentally swallowed by<br />

Tucker. She believed the low<br />

river levels at the time probably<br />

enhanced concentrations.<br />

She wanted to share her story<br />

to warn other dog owners. She<br />

and Foster would not be taking<br />

Tess to the rivers again in summer.<br />

“I would hate for somebody<br />

else to go through it, it’s absolutely<br />

horrific,” Haslett said.<br />

“Tucker was like the life of<br />

the family. He was a talker, very<br />

playful, lots of people in the<br />

community knew him.”<br />

The Waimakariri River was<br />

not subject to a health warning<br />

or advisory note for cyanobacteria<br />

at the time.<br />

Environment Canterbury<br />

science team leader – surface<br />

water science Shirley Hayward<br />

said river health warnings were<br />

issued based on human health,<br />

not dog health.<br />

“We’ve monitored multiple<br />

sites across the Waimakariri<br />

River (last week). All sites show<br />

low levels of cyanobacteria,<br />

well below guideline values for<br />

human health associated with<br />

swimming,” Hayward said.<br />

“It is important for dog owners<br />

to know how to identify potentially<br />

toxic cyanobacteria in<br />

rivers, to prevent their dogs from<br />

getting sick.”<br />

Community and Public<br />

Health last week extended a<br />

health warning for the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

River, from Whitecliffs Domain<br />

down past Glentunnel camping<br />

ground, due to moderate to high<br />

cyanobacteria cover in the area.<br />

Freshwater scientist Susie<br />

Wood told Radio New Zealand<br />

she estimated there had been<br />

more than 200 dog deaths across<br />

Tucker (top) and his sister<br />

Tess as puppies.<br />

the country in the last 10 years<br />

from dogs eating or licking algal<br />

mats in rivers. She said climate<br />

change and nutrients and<br />

sediments entering rivers were<br />

contributing factors to growing<br />

algae levels.<br />

Canterbury Medical Officer<br />

of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton<br />

said there were two cases of<br />

cyanotoxin poisoning in humans<br />

reported to the Canterbury<br />

District Health Board in the last<br />

five years.<br />

Late last year a child developed<br />

a skin rash after playing in water<br />

at Chamberlains Ford on the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> River. The first case was<br />

in 2020, and involved an individual<br />

who presented with tingling<br />

hands and feet and stomach<br />

cramps after exposure.<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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NEWS<br />

Homes sought for dogs<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

TWO STRAY dogs in the<br />

district pound have plenty<br />

of online admirers and are<br />

expected to find good homes.<br />

The district council posted on<br />

its Facebook page on <strong>January</strong><br />

14 asking for help to find the<br />

owner of the labrador collie<br />

crosses found in the Leeston/<br />

Southbridge/Rakaia area, before<br />

posting again on <strong>January</strong> 18 that<br />

it was seeking forever homes for<br />

the pair.<br />

Animal control team leader<br />

Steve Clarke said the dogs were<br />

unregistered and the district<br />

council had been unable to<br />

locate the owners.<br />

The district council had a nokill<br />

policy. Where it was unable<br />

to find the owner of a dog, it<br />

usually worked with Dogwatch<br />

Sanctuary Trust. On average<br />

it sent just three dogs a year to<br />

the adoption organisation for<br />

rehoming.<br />

However, the sanctuary was<br />

currently full, so the district<br />

council decided to try out<br />

rehoming through its Facebook<br />

page.<br />

“It’s been great to see the<br />

positive reaction from so many<br />

people. We’re confident with<br />

the high levels of interest that<br />

we’ll be able to find good homes<br />

for these loveable, well-behaved<br />

dogs,” Clarke said.<br />

The post attracted more than<br />

25 comments by Friday, mostly<br />

These two dogs are looking<br />

for homes. Top – A oneyear-old<br />

male. Above – A<br />

three-year-old female, both<br />

are labrador collie crosses.<br />

from people admiring the dogs.<br />

One of the dogs is a tan and<br />

white female, about three years<br />

old. She is well behaved and likes<br />

to have her tummy rubbed.<br />

The other is a tan male, about<br />

one-year-old. He is well-behaved<br />

and eager to learn. He may be<br />

the son of the female.<br />

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More than 100 people turned<br />

out for a birthday picnic at the<br />

top hut of Mt Olympus skifield<br />

on Sunday, celebrating the<br />

Windwhistle Winter Sports<br />

Club turning 90.<br />

IN THE 22 years we have lived<br />

in Rolleston we have experienced<br />

the inconvenience of three<br />

intersection changes at the<br />

Rolleston Drive/Tennyson St<br />

intersection, ie. four different<br />

layouts.<br />

THe current change is<br />

causing the most inconvenience<br />

because we have almost reached<br />

the population maximum<br />

that was always intended for<br />

Rolleston.<br />

“THe sun was shining<br />

and we were 3500 feet above<br />

worry level. There was lots of<br />

reminiscing and pride in what<br />

this small club has achieved<br />

over 90 years,” organiser Karen<br />

ABOVE THE CLOUD: The sun was shining for the more than<br />

100 people at the Mt Olympus skifield top hut on Sunday.<br />

It is pleasing to note that<br />

the change will incorporate a<br />

right-hand turning lane. If this<br />

does not include a right turning<br />

arrow, which has been omitted at<br />

the Masefield Drive lights, it will<br />

be of very little use.<br />

The current roundabout was<br />

very convenient for doing a<br />

U-turn when travelling from<br />

Masefield Drive lights, to avoid<br />

sitting in the right-hand lane for<br />

multiple light changes, waiting<br />

Meares said.<br />

THe club was established as a<br />

Lake Ida ice-skating group in<br />

1932, before members turned<br />

their dream of a establishing a<br />

ski area into reality in the 1950s.<br />

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:<br />

Windwhistle Winter Sports<br />

Club patron Mike Halliday,<br />

with the anniversary cake<br />

held by Steph Kimber.<br />

Letter: Rolleston Drive intersection changes<br />

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do the right-hand turn you originally<br />

intended.<br />

One would also hope that<br />

the natural speed humps the<br />

trees were creating will not be<br />

replaced with man-made humps<br />

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Creative Communities<br />

CLOSING<br />

25 FEBRUARY<br />

Funding is available for community-based arts activities in <strong>Selwyn</strong>.<br />

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· Enable young people<br />

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WDL-4468 FCST<strong>26</strong>01<br />

Rolleston resident Christine<br />

Negus has put the extra time she<br />

has had at home throughout the<br />

pandemic to good use.<br />

She has written A<br />

Collection of STORIES,<br />

Concerning Descendants<br />

of Pioneers from the British<br />

Isles, Volume 1 1850-1945.<br />

It is about four families<br />

in her heritage – Denton,<br />

Gibb, Roberts and Giles. Her<br />

grandparents were Tommy<br />

and Annie Denton. Annie<br />

was the daughter of James<br />

Gibb and Lizzie Gibb, nee Roberts,<br />

while Tommy was the son of Eliza<br />

Jane Denton, nee Giles.<br />

It contains the stories of the<br />

World War 1 service by Tommy,<br />

World War 2 service by his eldest<br />

son Harry, land crew duty by<br />

Warren and land girl efforts by<br />

his daughter Isabel, plus the war<br />

service of Henry Lucas Montgomery<br />

from Southbridge, who later<br />

married Isabel.<br />

It includes many of the letters<br />

FOR YEARS the<br />

Christchurch Skydiving<br />

Club used the airstrip<br />

which my uncle Warren<br />

used for his small planes.<br />

His brother Harry<br />

joined the RAF and flew<br />

Lancaster bombers in<br />

World War 2, getting<br />

the Distinguished Flying<br />

Cross for his efforts<br />

controlling his plane after<br />

it was shot down in flames,<br />

landing in a Dutch field<br />

where they skidded for<br />

more than 1km.<br />

Annie took the<br />

grandchildren out<br />

rabbiting on the large<br />

tussock flats, using pet<br />

ferrets and old farm dogs,<br />

netting huge burrows by<br />

the northern bank of the<br />

Rakaia River. She plucked<br />

hundreds of hens over her<br />

lifetime, taking dressed<br />

fowls for her much-loved<br />

Country Women’s<br />

Institute.<br />

She sold ferrets, rabbit<br />

skins, poultry and eggs.<br />

It was a place of magic<br />

on the plains for the<br />

grandchildren and many<br />

others, enhanced with<br />

stories from their youthful<br />

lives growing up on farms<br />

close together in the Greta<br />

Valley/Motunau district.<br />

Tommy Denton’s<br />

great grandfather had<br />

come from Suffolk to<br />

Canterbury on the Sir<br />

George Seymour in 1850<br />

but within a year his wife<br />

and three children were<br />

dead from typhoid fever.<br />

His grandfather farmed<br />

at Eyreton and his mother<br />

won a ballot farm at<br />

Domett when the Cheviot<br />

estate was broken up for<br />

closer settlement in 1893.<br />

Tommy won a ballot farm<br />

in 1910, on the Motunau<br />

they wrote to each other, about the<br />

community back home and their<br />

experiences in the services.<br />

Christine said Tommy and Annie<br />

Denton moved from<br />

Motunau to Southbridge in<br />

1927 and farmed Oakdale<br />

farm on Feredays Rd at<br />

Southbridge until the late<br />

1970s. They took the 500ha<br />

property from a largely<br />

unfenced paddocks to an<br />

irrigated mixed cropping,<br />

sheep and cattle farm.<br />

A Collection of STORIES,<br />

Concerning Descendants of<br />

Pioneers from the British Isles,<br />

Volume 1 1850-1945, is available at<br />

the Leeston Library and from the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Heritage Collection.<br />

Christine said Volume 2 (1946-<br />

2021) was well under way. It would<br />

focus on the Denton, Montgomery,<br />

Quigley and Negus families, all of<br />

whom have strong associations<br />

with <strong>Selwyn</strong>.<br />

Here she talks about her<br />

grandparents and the book:<br />

Stories from families<br />

chronicled in book<br />

Flying Officer<br />

Harry Denton DFC<br />

Plain, which he sold to<br />

move to Southbridge.<br />

Annie’s maternal<br />

grandparents had come<br />

separately from County<br />

Down and North Wales,<br />

her paternal grandparents<br />

from the Angus Glens of<br />

Scotland. Her uncle was<br />

the Rev George Lindsay,<br />

who ended his long<br />

ministry at Southbridge,<br />

1913-18.<br />

Over the decades<br />

family members had<br />

recorded events, written<br />

personal memoirs, poems,<br />

published short histories.<br />

I started re-reading them<br />

during the year and<br />

thought the stories were<br />

far too interesting not to<br />

be brought together in a<br />

way that made them easier<br />

for today’s readers.<br />

One memoir was written<br />

over 100 pages without<br />

a paragraph, chapter or<br />

index. I read and re-read<br />

such resources, getting<br />

the stories into order.<br />

One story, for instance,<br />

involved a three-day bike<br />

ride from Waikari to<br />

Blenheim, to take part in<br />

a land ballot, on a brandnew<br />

bicycle over unformed<br />

tracks.<br />

There were many family<br />

letters available that have<br />

been transcribed, allowing<br />

these vibrant, hardworking<br />

and affectionate people to<br />

speak to us today. Many<br />

were written from the war<br />

fronts during World War 1<br />

and World War 2.<br />

The compelling lesson<br />

I have learned is that<br />

the families and their<br />

neighbours all worked<br />

together so much, lending<br />

each other money to buy<br />

land, and living a rich<br />

community life. They<br />

had a lot of social events,<br />

picnics, dances, concerts<br />

and they were well aware<br />

of what was happening in<br />

the wider world through<br />

clubs and libraries which<br />

subscribed to international<br />

journals.<br />

Here is an excerpt from<br />

the book about Warren<br />

Denton (1923-1980):<br />

He had a huge hearty<br />

laugh, a lovely way with<br />

children, so many ideas<br />

and the practical engineering<br />

skills to implement<br />

innovations, the inspiration<br />

and commitment to<br />

try new things and achieve<br />

them. For years he drove a<br />

grey truck with J T Denton<br />

& Son Ltd written on the<br />

side door.<br />

Warren spent most of his<br />

life on Oakdale, except for<br />

the war years. He worked<br />

on local farms during the<br />

harvest and shearing when<br />

he was younger. He was<br />

in the army for a short<br />

time then transferred to<br />

the air force defence crew<br />

at Tauranga. He studied<br />

engineering and later<br />

serviced Havard engines at<br />

Woodbourne.


Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

NEWS 11<br />

It was a huge disappointment<br />

to him that he could<br />

not serve overseas because<br />

of his asthma, but the<br />

engineering knowledge he<br />

gained drove inventions<br />

and adaptions he made to<br />

machines and systems for<br />

the rest of his life.<br />

Warren got his private<br />

pilot’s licence, then a<br />

glider towing licence in<br />

1956. He had a share in<br />

the German designed high<br />

performance Weihe Glider<br />

ZK GAE, in which he recorded<br />

New Zealand’s first<br />

recorded 100km+ triangle<br />

flight in <strong>January</strong> 1959.<br />

He flew from Burnt Hill<br />

to Burnham to Highbank<br />

Power Station and back to<br />

Burnt Hill, a total distance<br />

of 113km.<br />

Using thermals, which<br />

topped out at 5000ft, he<br />

made good time until the<br />

Highbank to Burnt Hill<br />

leg.<br />

Flying into a stiff<br />

easterly he was at times<br />

down to 600ft and at one<br />

stage nearly had to land<br />

in the middle of a cricket<br />

match on the Glentunnel<br />

Domain. There was no golf<br />

course next door then.<br />

Note that this leg took<br />

1hr 10min of the total flying<br />

time of 3hr 6min.<br />

Being a farmer, Warren<br />

had a good laugh when<br />

he saw a farmer drilling<br />

a paddock and steering<br />

a very crooked course<br />

watching the low flying<br />

glider. - From Soaring NZ,<br />

May-July 2019<br />

Annie Denton wrote to<br />

her son Warren in air crew<br />

training camp, 1946:<br />

People around the<br />

district have taken some<br />

Annie and son Warren Denton<br />

Mounted regiment soldiers water their horses<br />

in the Avon River on their way to World War 1<br />

in 1914. Tommy Denton is reportedly one of the<br />

soldiers, although it is unknown which one.<br />

American Marines for a<br />

few days.<br />

Dr Hunt has three, Mrs<br />

Graham two, Mrs Beamley<br />

one, Mrs Ballaugh two<br />

and so on, 19 all counted I<br />

think.<br />

They are to be at this<br />

dance tonight.<br />

Harry and C. Hickman<br />

got on quite well with their<br />

speeches last Thursday<br />

night. Harry did not seem<br />

nervous at all.<br />

He said he very much<br />

regretted that you were not<br />

with him to meet so many<br />

friends, and that went over<br />

well – “hear, hear” and<br />

“good old Warren” came<br />

from all around.<br />

The football club gave<br />

him a leather folder with<br />

writing materials in it and<br />

the district gave him the<br />

usual £1.10.<br />

Harry’s rabbit traps were<br />

in the shed and they have<br />

disappeared. We think<br />

they went the night of the<br />

send-off . . . it was a dirty<br />

trick when they knew we<br />

would all be away. Billy<br />

Monty is out in the riverbed<br />

also, and they are all<br />

getting big catches.<br />

Legal Matters<br />

Boundary Fencing<br />

The Fencing Act 1978 contains the majority of the law regarding<br />

fencing between neighbouring properties. However, it is possible for<br />

property owners to enter into agreements or covenants, which may<br />

be registered on the record of title and impact on subsequent owners.<br />

If a fencing covenant is registered<br />

after 1 April 1979 it will automatically<br />

expire 12 years from the date it was<br />

registered, unless it relates to local<br />

authority land. If it was registered<br />

before this time, it may run forever<br />

with the land, therefore binding all<br />

subsequent owners.<br />

If there is no agreement between<br />

neighbours to the contrary, then the<br />

law provides the following:<br />

1. Fences are usually to be<br />

constructed on the boundary<br />

line. There is provision for<br />

compromise when the true<br />

boundary is difficult to fence.<br />

2. The cost of construction and<br />

maintaining an ‘adequate’<br />

boundary fence is borne equally<br />

between neighbouring owners.<br />

However, if one owner damages<br />

the fence then usually the cost of<br />

repairs will fall on that owner.<br />

3. You can compel a neighbouring<br />

owner to contribute to the<br />

cost of a boundary fence by<br />

following the procedures set out<br />

in the Fencing Act. If the correct<br />

procedure is not followed the<br />

owner of the adjoining land will<br />

not be liable to contribute to the<br />

cost of the fence.<br />

4. If you are looking to purchase<br />

a section in a newly developed<br />

subdivision, be mindful that<br />

developers may exempt<br />

themselves from contributing to<br />

the cost of the boundary fencing.<br />

Alternatively, they may have<br />

already fenced (or will do so by<br />

settlement) and may require you<br />

to pay a contribution to that cost<br />

in addition to the purchase price<br />

of the section.<br />

5. Some land covenants and<br />

District and Regional Plans<br />

regulate matters such as the<br />

height, colour, and fencing<br />

materials that are permitted.<br />

You should be aware of these<br />

restrictions before constructing<br />

or modifying any fencing.<br />

When purchasing a property check<br />

the Agreement and the title to the<br />

land to see whether or not there is<br />

a fencing covenant or agreement<br />

in place. If there is an existing<br />

fence, consider the condition of it<br />

and whether it appears to have<br />

been constructed on the boundary<br />

line. You may need a surveyor to<br />

conclusively establish where the<br />

boundary line is.<br />

If you are unsure about your<br />

rights and obligations in respect of<br />

fencing, wish to provide notice to<br />

an adjoining owner pursuant to the<br />

legislation, or are in a dispute about<br />

a fence, please contact us.<br />

Please contact us to make an appointment<br />

in one of the four convenient office locations<br />

Darfield • Ashburton • Rolleston • Christchurch<br />

Kate Warren (Associate)<br />

Mobile: 0273843054<br />

Email: kate.warren@tp.co.nz<br />

Christchurch office: 03 374 9999<br />

Ashburton office: 03 308 4188<br />

Conveyancing, refinancing, leasing & property transactions, Land acquisitions, boundary adjustment<br />

and subdivision, Insurance Law, Occupation Right Agreements and Estate and Succession Planning,<br />

including Enduring Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Wills.


12 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong>


About 115 competitors,<br />

aged from seven to over<br />

60, turned out for race<br />

one of the Lake Crichton<br />

triathlon and duathlon<br />

series on Friday evening.<br />

Held by <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports<br />

Trust, the race was<br />

based at Lake Crichton<br />

just south of Dunsandel.<br />

It was a warm and<br />

sunny evening as<br />

competitors gave it<br />

their all across a variety<br />

of long course, short<br />

course, team, individual<br />

duathlon and triathlon<br />

events. All abilities<br />

were represented,<br />

from first timers to<br />

those competitive at a<br />

national level.<br />

Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

SPORT 13<br />

Clockwise from above left –<br />

Junior and open women’s<br />

duathlon, long course,<br />

winner Isla McPherson,<br />

16, keeps ahead of Harvey<br />

Johnson, 16, of Leeston.<br />

Ben Airey, 16, of Springston,<br />

won the long course<br />

triathlon.<br />

India Taylor, 13, of Lincoln,<br />

in the short course triathlon.<br />

Sarah McClure, 20, of<br />

Leeston, won the women’s<br />

long course triathlon.<br />

Sam Draper, 16, of Lincoln<br />

in the short course triathlon.<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

14<br />

SPORT<br />

Impressive win<br />

after overcoming<br />

leg problems<br />

• By Jonny Turner<br />

AS FAR AS comebacks go, they<br />

don’t get more impressive than<br />

trotter Bitamuscle’s winning return<br />

at Addington on Friday night.<br />

First up since March and in just<br />

his second start in more than a<br />

year, the four-year-old powered to<br />

a standout victory for driver Blair<br />

Orange.<br />

Punters had faith Leeston<br />

trainer Paul Nairn could deliver<br />

yet another masterful fresh-up<br />

training performance by backing<br />

the trotter into third favouritism<br />

in a quality line up, cruising to<br />

the line and barely asked for a<br />

serious effort in the straight.<br />

Perhaps the most impressive<br />

part came after the race when the<br />

generally reserved Nairn gave his<br />

assessment of the squaregaiter.<br />

“He is a very promising horse.”<br />

Bitamuscle burst on to the<br />

scene as a three-year-old, winning<br />

his first three starts for breederowners<br />

Marty and Vanessa Smith<br />

and Shaun and Lynn Lissington.<br />

But leg problems halted the<br />

horse’s progress early last year.<br />

“We had trouble with his knees,<br />

but then we found out he had<br />

a hairline fracture high up in a<br />

splint bone,” Nairn said.<br />

“It has been a great effort by my<br />

vet – Sarah Daly – to get him back<br />

to his best.”<br />

– Harness Racing Desk<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

ROLLESTON’S Samuel<br />

Guthrie is focusing on physical<br />

fitness as he prepares for his<br />

first Supersport 300 season at<br />

the New Zealand Superbike<br />

Championship.<br />

It follows the 15-year-old<br />

claiming the New Zealand<br />

Grand Prix 250 production title<br />

on his Kawasaki Ninja 250 this<br />

month.<br />

“I love the speed, thrill and<br />

sheer closeness of road racing.<br />

It involves more than just speed<br />

though as you have to be both<br />

physically and mentally prepared,”<br />

Samuel said.<br />

He said the weeks leading up<br />

to the championship, starting<br />

at Hampton Downs in March,<br />

were necessitating a healthy race<br />

diet, as well as gym strength and<br />

cardio work.<br />

He was also doing racecraft<br />

training at track days, while<br />

preparing mentally, having early<br />

nights, and studying go-pro<br />

footage of tracks in his upcoming<br />

race calendar.<br />

The preparation was<br />

important, as every movement<br />

counted at high speeds, which<br />

reached in excess of 180km/h.<br />

“Backing yourself to brake<br />

just that little later to the corner<br />

or getting on the gas that little<br />

bit earlier than others to get<br />

the advantage. Sticking to the<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Fitness key to life in the fast lane<br />

race plan but adapting on the<br />

go, as races can have all sorts of<br />

changing situations.”<br />

Last season, Samuel competed<br />

in the superbike championship,<br />

in the Supersport 150 class,<br />

aboard a Yamaha R15 (150cc),<br />

finishing the series second<br />

overall.<br />

He said winning the Bridgestone<br />

New Zealand Grand Prix<br />

title, at Mike Pero Motorsport<br />

Park at Ruapuna this month,<br />

was a dream come true. He has<br />

been following in the footsteps<br />

of his father Shannon, a longtime<br />

rider who has raced at<br />

a national level. His brother,<br />

11-year-old Lucas, has also just<br />

started racing.<br />

Shannon encouraged anyone<br />

wanting to get their kids, aged<br />

seven and older, into motorcycle<br />

road racing, to consider the<br />

Motorcycling Canterbury<br />

training programme.<br />

Anyone interested can get in<br />

touch with him at 021 353 159.<br />

ON THE<br />

GAS: Samuel<br />

Guthrie races<br />

his way to the<br />

Grand Prix<br />

title on his<br />

Kawasaki Ninja<br />

250 and with<br />

his national<br />

250 trophy.<br />

PHOTO: MAD<br />

ANGLES


Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 15<br />

RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

TAI TAPU Cossars Road<br />

Serene, Tranquil, and Views<br />

A much admired 4.1 hectare (more or less) bare land lifestyle block<br />

will be a superb opportunity for discerning purchasers.<br />

Panoramic views to the Alps and Port Hills, plus numerous potential<br />

outstanding building sites.<br />

Handy to Rhodes Park, community centre, tennis, netball and golf<br />

club. In close proximity to popular country cafes, winery restaurants,<br />

and an easy commute into the city.<br />

For sale by auction (will not be sold prior).<br />

2.00pm, Friday 18 February<br />

Lincoln Event Centre<br />

15 Meijer Drive<br />

Lincoln.<br />

Please note: A vaccine pass is required to enter the auction venue.<br />

AUCTION GST Inclusive<br />

2.00pm, Friday 18 February<br />

VIEW By Appointment Only<br />

Ron Ferguson<br />

M 027 498 6256<br />

E ron.ferguson@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

pggwre.co.nz/CHR35360<br />

FINAL NOTICE<br />

AMBERLEY Stage 11 Oakfields<br />

The Grand Finale - 27 Sections To Be Auctioned!<br />

Your absolute last opportunity to purchase in the ever-popular<br />

Oakfields subdivision.<br />

On offer is 27 premium sections ranging from 401m² to 642m².<br />

Titles are scheduled for December <strong>2022</strong>, giving you time to plan your<br />

dream home. Protective covenants are in place to protect your<br />

investment.<br />

Stage 11 is an extension to Oakfields Subdivision which has been<br />

thoughtfully planned, boasting views to Seavale Hills and Mt Grey.<br />

You will be close to the array of amenities Amberley has on offer<br />

including boutique shops, cafes, medical centre and supermarket!<br />

Oakfields has been a popular choice where premium homes are<br />

continually being constructed, green spaces are available and is an<br />

easy commute to Christchurch or the airport and the outskirts of the<br />

city.<br />

Amberley offers a large variety of leisure and sporting opportunities<br />

plus the bonus of a covered swimming pool currently under<br />

construction. Several primary and pre-schools are in the area and our<br />

retired population have an array of groups to become involved in<br />

and help you ease into our awesome community.<br />

Call us now for an information pack so you are prepared for Auction<br />

Day.<br />

AUCTION 11.00am, Wednesday 2 February<br />

Rangiora RSA,<br />

82 Victoria Street, Rangiora<br />

Maria Rickerby<br />

M 027 563 1733<br />

E mrickerby@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

Bruce Hoban<br />

M 027 588 8889<br />

E bhoban@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

pggwre.co.nz/AMB35385<br />

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008<br />

6/19 Gerald Street, LINCOLN<br />

Cnr South Terrace & Ross Street, DARFIELD<br />

Phone: 03 341 4301 | Email: christchurch@pggwre.co.nz<br />

Helping grow the country<br />

For more great listings, visit www.pggwre.co.nz<br />

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Helping grow the country


16 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

SEE AND STAY IN SELWYN<br />

The festive season is over and the kids are back at school – book your weekend<br />

break and discover some of <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s riches.<br />

History, outdoor adventures, galleries, cafés – all within a few hours of Christchurch. Choose from<br />

a high country station, to cabins or campgrounds. From motels in the mountains to hotels in the<br />

townships, there is a place for everyone to stay.<br />

Find your next adventure in <strong>Selwyn</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

early learning<br />

and childcare<br />

<strong>2022</strong> EDITION<br />

PUBLISHED BY<br />

&<br />

Creating confident, competent and active learners,<br />

healthy in mind, body and spirit.<br />

West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery & Learning Centre<br />

• Fully funded ECE days for 3 & 4 year olds<br />

(Free) 9am to 3pm<br />

• Full day care for babies, toddlers and<br />

preschoolers<br />

• Before and after school care<br />

746 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton<br />

Opposite West Melton Primary School<br />

www.westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz<br />

03 347 4132 info@westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz


18 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> creates<br />

opportunities<br />

for<br />

independent<br />

learners<br />

Families are spoilt for choice when it<br />

comes to preschools and childcare in the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> district. While new subdivisions<br />

are developing at a fast rate, new<br />

facilities are being built to meet the<br />

demand.<br />

Whether seeking home-based care or<br />

wanting your child to experience the<br />

company of others, <strong>Selwyn</strong> has a wide<br />

range of facilities available including play<br />

centres, kindergartens, preschools, some<br />

also offering before and after school<br />

programmes.<br />

Childcare centres in <strong>Selwyn</strong> are united<br />

in their commitment to cultivate each<br />

child’s natural love of learning and<br />

inquisitiveness, fostering a positive<br />

attitude to lifelong learning in the<br />

children trusted to their care.<br />

Centres follow the Te Whāriki New<br />

Zealand early childhood curriculum with<br />

some emphasising the Montessori or<br />

Reggio Emilia approaches. Under the<br />

Te Whāriki curriculum, partnerships are<br />

formed between teachers, parents and<br />

families so all facets of a child’s world are<br />

embraced with a holistic approach taken<br />

to their care and learning<br />

The precious time in children’s lives<br />

before attending school is one of<br />

curiosity and exploration. Their minds are<br />

like sponges as they look at the world<br />

with eyes of wonder, eager little hands<br />

stretched out to touch and learn.<br />

The preschool and kindergarten<br />

environment allows children to acquire<br />

vital skills, developed by being around<br />

other children their age. To listen to<br />

others and express their own ideas,<br />

make friends, share, interact with other<br />

children and become accountable for<br />

their actions.<br />

Learning and play activities in preschool<br />

and kindergarten encourages children’s<br />

natural curiosity to explore, develops<br />

their creativity and prepares them for the<br />

challenges of school.<br />

PLAY. LEARN. GROW. TOGETHER.<br />

In this year’s <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> childcare feature, you’ll find many providers who aim to ensure children<br />

have the best start possible, plus options for before and after school care for older children.<br />

Check out the advertisements in this publication, visit their websites, and make appointments to<br />

visit so you can make an informed choice for your child’s care and early learning development.<br />

Growing, nurturing and inspiring tamariki<br />

Hatch Early Learning Centre is a<br />

beautiful modern and functional<br />

purpose-built preschool in Prebbleton.<br />

With a focus on high-quality education<br />

and care, the Centre provides a<br />

stimulating, challenging, supportive<br />

and nurturing environment. Centre<br />

manager and owner, Meri Wynen<br />

says: “We offer a calm and inspiring,<br />

natural play-based environment that<br />

engenders a passion for life-long<br />

learning. Hatch Early Learning Centre<br />

is a safe space that incorporates<br />

natural sustainable elements in its<br />

design while encouraging exploration<br />

and discovery – and supports each<br />

child to reach their full potential.”<br />

Hatch Early Learning Centre has a<br />

Nursery with space for 12 children (3<br />

months - 2 yrs), a Toddler Room which<br />

can cater for a maximum of 24 children<br />

(2 – 3.5yrs) and Preschool for up to 24<br />

children (3.5 – 5yrs).<br />

The Centre has separated rooms<br />

for infants, toddlers and preschool<br />

children with opportunities for<br />

interaction between the age groups.<br />

Learning at Hatch is unhurried to<br />

allow time for conversations and<br />

opportunities for children to learn and<br />

grow as individuals.<br />

“Children are at the heart of<br />

everything we do. We provide a<br />

welcoming home-like environment<br />

where children have a sense of<br />

belonging and families feel part of the<br />

Centre’s community. Our dedicated<br />

team support the whole wellbeing of<br />

tamariki and help them to develop<br />

into confident people who can actively<br />

learn, challenge and aspire,” says<br />

Meri. “We provide children with the<br />

freedom to explore and make their<br />

own discoveries while supporting<br />

a sense of wonder and curiosity.<br />

Our teachers delight in children’s<br />

learning and love to discover and<br />

learn alongside our children, and most<br />

importantly to have fun!”<br />

If you’d like to enrol your child or find<br />

out more about the centre, phone: 03<br />

<strong>26</strong>0 2356 or email:learning@hatchelc.<br />

co.nz or visit www.hatchelc.co.nz.<br />

15 Norris Street, Prebbleton. Phone: 03 <strong>26</strong>0 2356 email: learning@hatchelc.co.nz<br />

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.00pm www.hatchelc.co.nz hatchlittlelearners hatchelc<br />

GROWING<br />

realising the unique<br />

potential within<br />

each child<br />

NURTURING<br />

building a whanau<br />

community through caring<br />

and trusting relationships<br />

INSPIRING<br />

encouraging exploration,<br />

wondering and creativity<br />

within our environment


Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 19<br />

Keeping under-fives busy<br />

Five fun ways<br />

to be more<br />

active<br />

Children need plenty of exercise and under-fives should be<br />

encouraged to be active every day.<br />

Sport New Zealand has created a range of brochures<br />

aimed at parents and caregivers of under-fives to help<br />

provide a variety of fun activities to get little children<br />

moving.<br />

The brochures, which are also available in te reo, cover all<br />

ages and stages from birth to five years old, and have been<br />

developed in consultation with parents and caregivers,<br />

educators, and key organisations such as Plunket, the<br />

National Heart Foundation, NZ Gymnastics and the<br />

Ministries of Health and Education.<br />

Topics include: Sun, safety and nutrition; Developing hands<br />

and fingers; Developing self-esteem; Walking, running<br />

and jumping; Developing language; Massage and touch;<br />

Eyes need to move too!; Upper body development; Songs,<br />

rhymes and finger plays; Tummy time, rolling and crawling;<br />

Balance; Catching, throwing and kicking; and Using the<br />

environment.<br />

Developmental stages are followed, along with a range of<br />

activities for parents and caregivers to actively engage with<br />

their children.<br />

To view the brochures, visit: https://sportnz.org.nz/<br />

resources/active-movement-activity-guides-for-children-<br />

0-5-years/<br />

Being active will help your child<br />

achieve and maintain a healthy<br />

body weight. Being active has<br />

many other health benefits and<br />

can be fun for the whole family.<br />

1. Walk, run and play with your<br />

child. By being physically active<br />

yourself you are setting a good<br />

example.<br />

If your child is not usually active<br />

start with something fun like a trip<br />

to the local playground. Walking<br />

there adds extra steps into the day.<br />

2. Instead of short car trips, try<br />

walking, biking or scooting with<br />

your child. Start by doing this once<br />

a week and add more trips over<br />

time.<br />

3. Encourage your child to play<br />

outside as much as possible.<br />

4. Try to do something fun and<br />

active as a family each week. Some<br />

ideas are a walk along the beach,<br />

roll down a grass bank, play tag, fly<br />

a kite at the park, or take a trip to<br />

the local swimming pool.<br />

5. Limit the amount of time your<br />

child spends watching TV or in<br />

front of a screen to less than 1 hour<br />

a day<br />

Source: www.health.govt.nz<br />

‘the Best little<br />

PReschool in lincoln’<br />

Situated in the heart of Lincoln, Melodies<br />

is a small boutique preschool licensed for 34<br />

children aged from 2-5 years old.<br />

Our unique curriculum combines Te Whāriki<br />

(New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum),<br />

the Carl Orff Approach and a highly<br />

creative music, dance, art and free play<br />

experience that sparks imagination, curiosity,<br />

engagement and FUN.<br />

Melodies provides a wonderful nurturing,<br />

caring atmosphere where children can learn<br />

and develop at their own pace, with a low<br />

child to teacher ratio ensuring a calm yet<br />

invigorating environment where children<br />

have a wonderful sense of belonging and<br />

wellbeing.<br />

Melodies Preschool has a dedicated<br />

qualified teaching team that are passionate<br />

about providing the best possible care and<br />

early learning experiences for your child,<br />

with a strong relationship with local primary<br />

schools giving your child the ability to be a<br />

confident and competent learner from day<br />

one.<br />

‘Tell me I forget, show me I remember,<br />

involve me I understand.’ – Carl Orff<br />

Ph: 03 325 2227 | Email enquiries to Nicky: info@melodiespreschool.co.nz | www.melodiespreschool.co.nz<br />

27 West Belt Road, lincoln


20 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Creating confident, competent<br />

and active learners, healthy<br />

in mind, body and spirit.<br />

Following a wonderful year of refurbishment<br />

inside and out, a fresh new MOE licence<br />

and an incredibly positive first ERO review<br />

under our new management, West Melton<br />

Kindergarten Nursery and Learning Centre<br />

is excited for <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Abundant learning opportunities outdoors<br />

With our huge natural outdoor area, so<br />

many learning opportunities are abundant<br />

just from the natural environment. When we<br />

add in gardening, enjoy our own bike track,<br />

enormous sandpits, playground structures,<br />

nature nooks, cubby houses, and so much<br />

more, it is full of exploration, discovery and<br />

days of fun.<br />

Being opposite West Melton School, we<br />

have built a strong relationship together<br />

and for our friends heading off to the<br />

school, we create a smooth transition. Even<br />

for children going to a different school, the<br />

connection supports the understanding for<br />

all children of the next learning step. Our<br />

school leavers are welcome back for before<br />

and after school care too.<br />

Join us for the journey<br />

Situated in the heart of West Melton, our<br />

centre provides high quality care and<br />

education in a loving, fun and interesting<br />

environment. Inside our centre children<br />

enjoy their journey of learning and discovery<br />

in a well-resourced, well planned, and loving<br />

environment.<br />

Children transition through the nursery to<br />

the kindergarten and on to the learning<br />

centre, before heading off to school.<br />

Each group is tailored to the stage of<br />

development and what they need from us<br />

to support their care and learning.<br />

Experienced team<br />

We have an incredible teaching team of<br />

experienced Early Childhood qualified and<br />

registered teachers with additional kaiako<br />

placing us well above staff requirements<br />

and at 100% qualification levels.<br />

Our philosophy is inspired by<br />

Te Whāriki (New Zealand Early Childhood<br />

Curriculum), with a <strong>Selwyn</strong> District style.<br />

We are proud of our centre, our community,<br />

our children and families and we always<br />

have open arms to welcome new friends.<br />

Give us a call or pop in anytime to view<br />

our facilities and meet our wonderful staff.<br />

Phone 03 347 4132 or email:<br />

info@westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz<br />

West Melton Kindergarten,<br />

Nursery & Learning Centre<br />

• Fully funded ECE days for<br />

3 & 4 year olds (Free) 9am to 3pm<br />

• Full day care for babies, toddlers<br />

and preschoolers<br />

• Before and after school care<br />

746 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton<br />

Opposite West Melton Primary School<br />

Phone 03 347 4132<br />

info@westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz<br />

www.westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz


Home based early childcare & out of<br />

school programmes<br />

Annies Nannies – Home based (in your or the<br />

educator’s home), phone 366 8628<br />

Busy Bumbles – Before, after school and holiday<br />

programmes, phone 347 3031<br />

CASPA & Papa Jacks – Holiday & afterschool<br />

programmes, phone 349 9<strong>26</strong>0<br />

PORSE – In home childcare & educator training,<br />

phone 0800 023 456<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Kids – Home based childcare,<br />

phone 347 9089<br />

Stems from Home – In home childcare & learning,<br />

phone 0800 783 378<br />

Burnham<br />

Burnham Country Montessori, phone 347 6161<br />

Burnham Nursery and Pre-School, phone 347 6874<br />

Kidsfirst Kindergarten, phone 347 6707<br />

Darfield<br />

Annabel’s Educare, phone 318 7943<br />

Annabel’s 3 yr old Kindergarten, phone 318 7948<br />

Annabel’s 4 yr old Kindergarten, phone 318 8843<br />

Darfield Preschool & Nursery, phone 318 8836<br />

Darfield Playcentre, phone 027 627 8993<br />

Dunsandel<br />

Dunsandel Childcare and Pre-School,<br />

phone 325 4543<br />

Dunsandel Playcentre, phone 0274 863 169<br />

Hororata<br />

Hororata Playcentre, phone 027 407 8969<br />

Kirwee<br />

Kirwee Tree House Learning Centre,<br />

phone 318 1818<br />

Leeston<br />

Active Explorers, phone 324 4115<br />

Children First Pre School, phone 324 3396<br />

Leeston Playcentre, phone 324 4161<br />

Lincoln<br />

Best Start Lincoln, www.best-start.org<br />

Busy Bumbles, phone 347 3031<br />

Giggles and Scribbles, phone 325 3350<br />

Kidsfirst Kindergarten, phone 325 2700<br />

Lincoln Playcentre, phone 325 6158<br />

Lincoln University Childcare & Preschool,<br />

phone 325 2287<br />

Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre,<br />

phone 325 2870<br />

Lincoln Village Preschool and Nursery,<br />

phone 325 7356<br />

Melodies Preschool, phone 325 2227<br />

Whippersnappers Early Learning Centre,<br />

phone 325 <strong>26</strong>77<br />

Prebbleton<br />

Prebbleton Childcare, phone 349 9970<br />

Prebbleton Playcentre, phone 027 538 7752<br />

Hatch Early Learning Centre, phone <strong>26</strong>0 2356<br />

Rolleston<br />

Active Explorers, Rolleston, phone 347 4400<br />

AKO Rolleston, phone 347 4480<br />

Best Start Rolleston, phone 347 9850<br />

Best Start Faringdon, phone 550 2076<br />

Best Start Faringdon East, phone 0508 BESTSTART<br />

Blossoms Educare, phone 0800 102 236<br />

Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery,<br />

phone 347 4474<br />

Freckles Early Learning Centre, phone 347 0291<br />

Kidsfirst Kindergarten, phone 741 4620<br />

Lollipops, phone 347 3511<br />

Neemo Childcare Centre, www.neemochildcare.co.nz<br />

Paradise for Little Angels, phone 347 2054<br />

Rolleston Playcentre, phone 347 0935<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Kids, phone 347 9089<br />

The Cats Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery,<br />

phone 347 9561<br />

Three Trees Early Learning, phone 420 0786<br />

Southbridge<br />

Southbridge Playcentre, phone 324 2713<br />

Tai Tapu<br />

Active Explorers, phone 329 6507<br />

Tai Tapu Playcentre, phone 329 6210<br />

Templeton<br />

Templeton Nursery and Preschool, phone 344 1220<br />

West Melton<br />

Annabel’s Educare, phone 347 1603 or 318 7942<br />

The Cats Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery,<br />

phone 741 1785<br />

West Melton Nursery, Kindergarten & Learning<br />

Centre, phone 347 4132<br />

West Melton Playcentre, phone 027 <strong>26</strong>5 2702<br />

Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 21<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> early learning and<br />

childhood Directory


22 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

The magic of toy libraries<br />

Ellesmere Toy Library, 184 High Street, Leeston<br />

Email: ellesmeretoylibrary@gmail.com<br />

Lincoln Community Toy Library, 158 North Belt,<br />

Lincoln<br />

Email: Lincolncommunitytoylibrary@gmail.com<br />

Little River Toy Library, Little River,<br />

Phone: 03 325 1961<br />

Rolleston Toy Library, Community Centre Carpark,<br />

Rolleston<br />

Email: rollestontoylibrary@gmail.com<br />

Kirwee & West Melton Toy Library, <strong>26</strong> High Street,<br />

Kirwee,<br />

Email: kptl.toylibrary@gmail.com<br />

Springfield Sheffield Toy Library, Sheffield Plunket<br />

Rooms, Tramway Road, Sheffield.<br />

Email: sheffieldspringfieldtoylibrary@gmail.com<br />

Darfield Plunket Toy Library, 1 Halkett St, Darfield.<br />

Phone: 03 318 8586<br />

Methven Toy Library, 59 Main Street, Methven Email:<br />

toylibrarymethven@gmail.com<br />

Rakaia Toy Library, 116 Railway Terrace West, Rakaia,<br />

Email: rakaiatl@gmail.com<br />

Paradise whanau<br />

working in unity<br />

At Paradise for Little Angels in<br />

Rolleston it’s all about quality care<br />

and education, where tamariki are<br />

free to run, have fun, burn energy<br />

and just be kids. In 2020, Paradise<br />

owners Marianna and Michael Inch<br />

were excited to receive on behalf of<br />

Te Taumutu Runanga, a Maori name:<br />

‘Puanga Kakaho’ which means the<br />

blooms of the Toetoe.<br />

Paradise whanau is always working in<br />

unity, and the whakatauki, which has<br />

come with our name, reflects on our<br />

strong bicultural practices: ‘Ki te kotahi<br />

te kakaho ka whati, engari ki te kapuia<br />

e kore e whati’, which means ‘a single<br />

stem or kakaho will break, but many<br />

joined together are invincible.’<br />

The main focus is on the central belief<br />

that infants and young children are<br />

free and equal human beings who<br />

need time, space and the<br />

right environment in which to<br />

unfold, and in which to develop<br />

a healthy sense of who they are<br />

as individuals and valued members<br />

of our society. This means that the<br />

values of peace, curiosity, creativity,<br />

unconditional love, respectful<br />

practice, kindness and beauty are<br />

non-negotiable. Marianna believes<br />

the outdoor environment and outdoor<br />

play are crucial to the development<br />

of a healthy body, mind and spirit.<br />

The children are free and encouraged<br />

to play outside at any time and in all<br />

weathers.<br />

“All our teachers are carefully<br />

chosen, ensuring they have<br />

the special qualities needed to<br />

nurture and care for children while<br />

facilitating learning.”<br />

Primary Caregiving 0-6 years<br />

20 Hours ECE Winz Subsidy<br />

Experienced qualified staff<br />

Low teacher/child ratio<br />

If you want your child to explore nature at its best,<br />

experiencing trees and adventure gardens, water<br />

slides, feel free to call Marianna or pay a visit to<br />

Paradise for Little Angels.<br />

Puanga Kākako<br />

41 Marlowe Place, Rolleston | Phone 347 2054<br />

www.paradiseforangels.co.nz


Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 23<br />

An exciting new childcare centre<br />

has just opened its doors in Rolleston<br />

Purpose-designed and with enough space to<br />

enrol up to 150 children aged 0-5 years, Neemo<br />

Childcare Centre is more than just a normal<br />

daycare. Neemo offers large spaces for children<br />

with endless opportunities to learn, explore,<br />

and experiment; a centre where parents and<br />

caregivers are encouraged to take an active part<br />

in their child’s early development.<br />

Centre manager Kamini Shah says Neemo’s<br />

philosophy is based on TeWhāriki, the early<br />

childhood curriculum, and is influenced by the<br />

Reggio Emilia approach to early learning. “Neemo<br />

is a place where teachers, parents, whānau and<br />

the wider community can come together to cater<br />

to the needs of children during their vital years.”<br />

Children at the heart of the centre<br />

Kamini’s strong passion for teaching children and<br />

making a difference in their lives has lead her on<br />

a fulfilling journey where she has now created<br />

three Neemo childcare centres – two successfully<br />

running in Auckland. Kamini’s belief in using<br />

natural resources and putting the wellbeing of<br />

children ‘at the heart of the centre’ has allowed<br />

her to create an inviting and warm environment<br />

where children are respected, valued and<br />

nurtured. Neemo offers interesting indoor<br />

and outdoor spaces, beautiful and meaningful<br />

resources, which are chosen very carefully while<br />

making strong connections with nature and<br />

fully supports children to learn more about the<br />

sustainable world around them.<br />

Natural timbers are used throughout the<br />

centre for furniture, and wooden toys with<br />

pops of colour add variety and just enough<br />

excitement without over whelming or<br />

overstimulating the children.<br />

“Using natural timbers provides a calming<br />

influence and allows children to focus,” says<br />

Kamini. “It is also part of our sustainability<br />

philosophy, where everything is natural and<br />

can be recycled. It’s about making a difference<br />

in a child’s life and teaching them to care for<br />

the environment.”<br />

Healthy eating habits encouraged<br />

Involving the centre’s community is important<br />

at Neemo. A chef will cater daily for the children,<br />

and parents are encouraged to take part in the<br />

healthy eating habits promoted by the centre.<br />

There will be cooking competitions,<br />

demonstrations and sharing of recipes. Kamini<br />

says the centre’s food policy is to provide food<br />

that is sugar and nut free, and by sharing healthy<br />

recipes she believes they can help provide<br />

consistency at the centre and at home.<br />

“Parents are busy so they want to know how to<br />

create meals that are quick, easy but also healthy.”<br />

There is also a separate dining space, which<br />

means busy children can leave their creations<br />

or activities in place without needing to pack<br />

up, which in turn lessens stress and promotes<br />

continued creativity. Children are also actively<br />

encouraged to take responsibility in the dining<br />

area so they can learn independence and good<br />

habits such as clearing their dishes away.<br />

An environment that nurtures<br />

creativity in children<br />

At Neemo’s, staff are focused on caring for and<br />

respecting infants and toddlers. This is aimed at<br />

trusting the child to be an initiator, an explorer,<br />

and a self-learner. They continually evaluate and<br />

adapt the environment based on observations of<br />

See our website: neemochildcare.co.nz Email: rolleston@neemochildcare.co.nz<br />

how children are learning and interacting within<br />

the environment. Any modifications to the spaces<br />

are focused on children’s best interest. In addition<br />

they believe in building strong relationships with<br />

parents. As such, we define<br />

ourselves learning from<br />

each other and from our<br />

children too.<br />

Opening Discount<br />

Receive up to 20% OFF<br />

on your yearly fees<br />

When you enrol within the first 2 months of doors opening<br />

(Terms & conditions apply)<br />

Email now to book a Centre viewing<br />

E: rolleston@neemochildcare.co.nz


24 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

The Best Start to a Lifetime of Learning!<br />

Looking for an early childhood centre that provides quality care and education for your child?<br />

Enrolling your child at The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery West Melton or Rolleston will give them the best start to a<br />

lifetime of learning! “We’ve had wonderful support from the local communities since opening 10 years ago in West Melton<br />

and 13 years ago in Rolleston. We believe in constant learning and investing in professional development for ngā kaiako/the<br />

teachers and plan to stay at the forefront of early childhood research, to keep improving and to do the best we possibly can<br />

for our tamariki/children while they are with us,” says West Melton Centre Manager, Caitlin Millar. The centres are<br />

purpose-built with spacious indoor and outdoor areas and a wealth of resources, enabling children to have lots of fun whilst<br />

learning through play. With high quality teacher to child ratios, The Cat’s Pyjamas instils a culture of manaakitanga, kindness<br />

and respect and creates an environment where children blossom and whanau/families feel a strong sense of belonging.<br />

Both centres employ experienced, fully qualified early childhood teachers who care for and support children in their<br />

development to become independent, capable and confident learners. “Ngā kaiako/ the teachers are our most important<br />

asset here at The Cat’s Pyjamas. They work hard to ensure the best learning outcomes for all our tamariki/children so they<br />

can have the best possible start in their lifelong learning journey,” says Caitlin.<br />

Excellent Education Review Office (ERO) reports are testimony to the high quality care and education children receive. The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool &<br />

Nursery offer high quality and affordable childcare. All children over 3 years of age are eligible to receive 20 hours free education.<br />

If you would like to know more about The Cat’s Pyjamas centres,<br />

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Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

High ropes and adventure-based problem solving<br />

is keeping kids active at the Rolleston Community<br />

Centre these school holidays. The <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

visited one of the popular ninja Training courses,<br />

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<strong>26</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Plenty still to come for<br />

Summer <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Thousands of residents have been enjoying Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong> events around the district, halfway<br />

through the summer fun.<br />

This year’s packed events calendar has seen a huge range of events from crafts to sports, movies,<br />

and markets–with the Council still looking to run as many events as possible under the Red setting,<br />

right up to the end of March.<br />

Among this year's new events, ninja training was a hit, providing big smiles for the aspiring ninjas.<br />

The annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic saw 1200 children and adults and even more teddies enjoying a fun<br />

day out in the sun. Along with pony rides, face painting, bouncy castles and the annual teddy bear<br />

parade children and bears were excited by a visit from Spiderman and a host of Disney princesses.<br />

New events to come include social sport taster sessions at the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre, learning<br />

archery with the Ellesmere Archery Club, events about our environment with sessions on the<br />

migration of <strong>Selwyn</strong>'s bird flocks and native plant propogation, a Star Wars quiz and learning the art<br />

of mixing your own mocktails for the adults among others.<br />

The Council is reviewing all events and the possibility of these continuing under the Red setting.<br />

With vaccine pass requirements in place it is hoped that many events can still continue, but some<br />

may need to be cancelled, or will have capacity limits in place.<br />

For a full list of events go to selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

Council services and facilities<br />

at Red setting<br />

All Council services and facilities are now operating at the Red setting<br />

of the Traffic Lights COVID-19 protection framework. All services and<br />

facilities will be open as normal. However, there may be some changes<br />

to capacity limits at some facilities, based on 1m distancing.<br />

Events are being reviewed and some may be cancelled. Masks remain<br />

mandatory in public areas. Vaccine pass requirements at public<br />

facilities remain unchanged.<br />

We will continue to update and advise any changes as more<br />

information becomes available.<br />

For updates see selwyn.govt.nz/covid19<br />

Water sense<br />

With the hotter, dryer weather we’re encouraging people to get smart with your water use to save<br />

money and ensure we can all keep enjoying a reliable water supply.<br />

Getting smart on when and how we water our gardens through simple habits improves garden<br />

growth and means paying less on water rates, which have increased this year from .50c per cubic<br />

metre to .60c per cubic metre. Smart watering and managing water use includes watering every<br />

few days rather than every day and watering for shorter periods, for example watering for three<br />

five-minute intervals over a couple of hours to let the soil absorb more water.<br />

Checking for leaks in taps and hoses, using a watering can or hose rather than a sprinkler system<br />

and ensuring sprinklers or watering systems are watering the garden or lawns not the pavement<br />

also help with improving the effectiveness of your watering, to help your garden grow better while<br />

using less water.<br />

Opportunity to make a difference<br />

with <strong>Selwyn</strong> Response Team<br />

A chance to make a difference to people’s lives during emergencies<br />

is being offered by the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Response Team.<br />

The team, which responds on the front-line to Civil Defence<br />

emergencies, is recruiting for new members and will be holding an<br />

information evening from 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 February at the<br />

Rolleston Council Offices.<br />

Team member Robert Love says members will talk about how they<br />

respond to Civil Defence emergencies such as earthquakes, fires<br />

and floods and what’s involved in being a member.<br />

“There’s a role for people from all walks of life to be doing. We’re not<br />

asking for superhero stuff. Everyone brings their own unique skill<br />

set and it’s great to have a range of experience. The team is very<br />

keen to expand its diversity of responder to reflect the local <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

community.”<br />

It is part of the Council's Civil Defence Emergency Management<br />

structure and members are trained to a national standard in<br />

light urban search and rescue, flood response, storm response,<br />

communications, and other specialist tasks.<br />

The team responded to floods in <strong>Selwyn</strong> and Buller in May and July<br />

last year, helping with evacuations, welfare checks and building<br />

assessments. It has also responded to the 2019 Nelson fires, the<br />

Christchurch mosque shootings and during the 2020 COVID-19<br />

Level 4 lockdown helping people without places to stay, those living<br />

in campgrounds, foodbanks and the wider community.<br />

“It’s a great role for helping in the community, challenging yourself<br />

and being part of a team that’s pretty driven to provide for the<br />

community and learn new skills,” Robert says.<br />

Love of <strong>Selwyn</strong> stays strong<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> residents continue to rate the district as a great place to<br />

live with a strong sense of community. For the fourth year in a row<br />

the Council’s annual residents survey shows over 90% of people<br />

rate <strong>Selwyn</strong> as ‘a great place to live’. The survey was released in<br />

December.<br />

In the 2021 survey, 92% of residents reported the district was a<br />

great place to live – the same result as 2020 and consistent with the<br />

results in 2018 (91%) and 2019 (93%).<br />

Despite being the fastest growing place in the country, the sense<br />

of community remains strong in the district, with three quarters of<br />

residents saying they felt a sense of belonging and community.<br />

Overall, 66% of residents rated the Council’s performance as good<br />

or very good, up 6% from 2020 and consistent with the ratings from<br />

2017-2019.<br />

Residents were also asked to rate a range of services and facilities<br />

the Council provides, with rubbish collection (93% rated good or<br />

very good), playgrounds (90%), libraries (88%) and sewage and<br />

wastewater services (88%), the highest rated.<br />

Community facilities continue to be well used and enjoyed by<br />

residents. Public halls have been used at least once in the past year<br />

by 76% of respondents, while 85% have visited a park or reserve<br />

and 63% have used the public library network.<br />

In questions about customers’ experience in interacting with the<br />

Council, 80% of customers found it easy or very easy to deal with<br />

the Council.<br />

When to water your lawn<br />

Don’t irrigate: Between 6–9am or 4–9pm daily.<br />

Check weather conditions before watering. While there<br />

are no water restrictions at this time, we recommend<br />

you check weather conditions before watering.<br />

Watering your lawn during the middle of the day during<br />

hot days, or when a nor’ west is blowing results in a lot<br />

of water evaporating and watering in these conditions<br />

is not recommended. Watering on a cooler, overcast<br />

day is a better option as this provides the best<br />

opportunity for water to soak into your lawn or garden.<br />

Irrigate wisely<br />

Council Call<br />

SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL<br />

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)<br />

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Ph 347 2880<br />

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Notices<br />

RIVER WORKS ARARIRA/<br />

LII RIVER<br />

The LII drainage committee<br />

has begun weed cutting of the<br />

Ararira/LII River. Weed cutting<br />

will be taking place through until<br />

28 February <strong>2022</strong>. River users<br />

are asked to be careful during<br />

this time as machinery will be<br />

operating in the river. A weir/<br />

Meetings<br />

Restrictions on capacity and public access may apply under Red traffic light settings.<br />

Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is<br />

available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Therese Davel<br />

or Bernadette Ryan if you wish to speak at the Council meeting at least five days before the meeting.<br />

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY<br />

BOARD MEETINGS<br />

Malvern Community Board<br />

Monday 31 <strong>January</strong>, 4-6pm<br />

Darfield Library<br />

Council Meeting*<br />

Wednesday 9 February 1pm<br />

Council Rolleston offices<br />

ON THE<br />

ROADS<br />

On the Roads<br />

barrier will be in place 200m<br />

downstream of the Wolfes<br />

Road boat ramp for this period.<br />

This work is in accordance<br />

with Environment Canterbury<br />

consents CRC000818.1 and<br />

CRC000819. If you require further<br />

information please contact<br />

Council Water Services team on<br />

0800 SELWYN (735 996).<br />

* Livestreamed on the Council<br />

website and YouTube channel<br />

DISTRICT COMMITTEE<br />

MEETINGS<br />

Coalgate-Glentunnel Reserve<br />

Management Committee<br />

Tuesday 1 February 7.30pm<br />

Coalgate Fire Station<br />

Widening of Weedons Ross Road begins<br />

ALCOHOL NOTICES<br />

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs<br />

Pass Limited has applied for<br />

the renewal of an on licence.<br />

Objections to this application are<br />

open until 8 February. For more<br />

information visit selwyn.govt.nz/<br />

alcoholnotices<br />

Kirwee Recreation Reserve<br />

Management Committee<br />

Monday 14 February 7.30pm<br />

Kirwee Recreation Reserve<br />

Pavilion<br />

Whitecliffs Township Committee<br />

Monday 14 February 7.30pm<br />

Glentunnel Community Centre<br />

Weedons Ross Road between West Melton and Maddisons Road is being widened over the next five<br />

months.<br />

The work will be completed in four sections starting with the section from Kingsdowne Drive to Johnsons<br />

Road and moving south, with the work due to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.<br />

While this work is under way a temporary one-way system will be in place on Weedons Ross Road through<br />

the works area, with the road open to traffic travelling south bound (towards Rolleston). The one-way<br />

system is scheduled to be in place between Kingsdowne Drive and Johnsons Road until early March.<br />

Detours will be in place while these works are taking place.<br />

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Tennyson Street is closed from south of 75 Tennyson Street (the Police Station) to 78<br />

Tennyson Street and Rolleston Drive is one-way westbound for the upgrade of the Tennyson<br />

Street and Rolleston Drive intersection. Detours are in place.<br />

Wordsworth Street is closed from Shelley Street to Moore Street until 6 February for a watermain renewal.<br />

A detour will be in place.<br />

Burnham Road is closed to northbound traffic north of the Burnham School Road intersection to State<br />

Highway 1 from 10 <strong>January</strong> to <strong>26</strong> April. A detour will be in place.<br />

Seal widening is taking place on Weedons Ross Road from Kingsdowne Drive to Johnsons Road. Weedons<br />

Ross Road will be one-way open to traffic travelling south (towards Rolleston). A detour is in place.<br />

Repairs are taking place on Telegraph Road from Essendon Road to Bealey Road.<br />

Pre-seal repairs are taking place on Robinsons Road between Justine Drive and <strong>Selwyn</strong> Road and on<br />

Greendale Road between Dip Road and Coaltrack Road.<br />

Pavement repairs are taking place on Wards Road between Highfield Road and Kerrs Road.<br />

Traffic management is in place for these works. Please take care around work sites and<br />

follow site signage.<br />

Follow the QR code with this story for a map of these works, or view our road closures<br />

map at selwyn.govt.nz/roadclosures.<br />

We’re heading<br />

back to school<br />

Please watch<br />

out for us<br />

Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 27<br />

Event Guide<br />

ALL EVENTS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW TO MEET RED TRAFFIC LIGHT SETTING<br />

REQUIREMENTS. VISIT SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS FOR UPDATES.<br />

Vaccine passes required for all ticketed events for those over 12 years three months old<br />

Thursday 27 <strong>January</strong><br />

Darfield Skate Jam and<br />

Picnic in the Park<br />

Westview Reserve, 3.30–5.30pm and 5–7pm<br />

A great way to introduce young people to skating<br />

with free gear hire, prizes, music and coaching from<br />

Cheapskates Skate Skool. All before our popular annual<br />

community picnic with music, kids entertainment, a free<br />

sausage sizzle, face painting and more.<br />

Bookings required at selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

Thursday 27 <strong>January</strong><br />

Goal Setting Workshop<br />

Te Ara Ātea, 6-8pm<br />

Gain some extra inspiration and motivational skills<br />

to set out achievable goals. Join us to develop some<br />

new skills and strategies to plan for your future goals<br />

successfully. Suitable for adults only. Free.<br />

Bookings required, at selwynlibraries.co.nz/events.<br />

Thursday 27 <strong>January</strong><br />

Chinese New Year Paper Cutting<br />

Lincoln Library, 4.30–5.30pm<br />

Chinese New Year paper cuttings are a traditional way<br />

of expressing blessings, wishes and hopes for the<br />

year ahead. Learn about the Chinese New Year in this<br />

paper cutting workshop run by members of the Lincoln<br />

Chinese Church. Parental assistance required for young<br />

children. Free.<br />

Bookings required at selwynlibraries.co.nz/events<br />

Thursday 27 <strong>January</strong><br />

Chalk Art<br />

Lincoln Event Centre rear carpark, 1–3pm<br />

Calling all young art enthusiasts!<br />

Create your own chalk mural and help decorate our<br />

carpark for the afternoon. A fun, creative school holiday<br />

activity for the whole family with prizes for the best<br />

displays. $3 per carpark. Event is weather dependent.<br />

Book at selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

Friday 28 <strong>January</strong><br />

Try Dive<br />

Southbridge Pool, 10–11am<br />

A quick introduction to the underwater world without<br />

requiring any official qualifications. Try scuba diving in the<br />

pool. Session includes 20 minutes of poolside training<br />

and 30 minutes in the water. Limited spaces. $10 per<br />

person. Bookings required at selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

Sunday 30 <strong>January</strong><br />

Te Reo Bilingual Storytimes<br />

Te Ara Ātea, 6–9pm<br />

Nau mai ki tā tātou wā pānui ia mārama hei<br />

whakaroko ki kā pūrākau Reo Māori, ki kā waiata i<br />

Te Reo Māori anō hoki. Join us for Storytimes every<br />

month to hear some wonderful stories and songs<br />

in te reo and English. Free. Bookings not required.<br />

Vaccine pass required. Red setting protocols are<br />

in place.<br />

FOR INFORMATION ON LISTING A COMMUNITY EVENT<br />

VISIT SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/COUNCILCALL.<br />

LEESTON LIBRARY & SERVICE CENTRE<br />

19 Messines Street, Leeston<br />

Ph 347 2871<br />

LINCOLN LIBRARY & SERVICE CENTRE<br />

Gerald Street, Lincoln<br />

Ph 347 2876<br />

0800 SELWYN<br />

SELWYN.GOVT.NZ<br />

SELWYNDISTRICTCOUNCIL


28 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

PETS & PAWS<br />

Looking out for your<br />

dog over summer<br />

Summer is a great time to head to the<br />

river with your dog but there are some<br />

dangers lurking that owners should be<br />

aware of when heading to the river. Rivers<br />

not only have swift currents but at times<br />

toxic algae that can be fatally poisonous to<br />

your dog.<br />

Teach your dog to swim<br />

In Australia, there has been so<br />

much concern about dogs drowning<br />

in swimming pools, lakes and rivers<br />

that new Learn to Swim dog classes are<br />

popping up everywhere. Not all dogs<br />

know instinctively how to swim. From age<br />

two to five months, you can start teaching<br />

your canine friend how to ‘doggie paddle’<br />

and stay afloat.<br />

• Never leave your dog unsupervised<br />

around water; this also includes backyard<br />

swimming pools.<br />

• Start lessons in shallow water, a<br />

paddling pool for a puppy or if in bigger<br />

pool, ideally you should hop into the<br />

water with your dog.<br />

• Support your dog’s body, keeping its<br />

head up and body straight, to allow it to<br />

get used to the paddling motion.<br />

• Your dog needs to use both his front<br />

and back legs to paddle and stay afloat.<br />

• Avoid swimming in water over your<br />

own head as your dog may panic and<br />

accidently push you under.<br />

• Keep your swimming sessions short<br />

as dogs can tire quite easily, especially in<br />

rivers with swift currents.<br />

• If your dog is a beginner swimmer,<br />

then keep it on a long lead when at rivers<br />

and lakes.<br />

• Always bring fresh water from home<br />

for your dog to drink.<br />

Poisonous algae attractive to<br />

dogs<br />

While it’s fun to spend time at the river<br />

with your favourite canine friend, you’ll<br />

need to be on the lookout for poisonous<br />

algae. Dogs are attracted to the smell but<br />

if toxic algae are eaten, your dog may<br />

become ill very quickly.<br />

Signs of illness to look out for include<br />

lethargy, muscle tremors, fast breathing,<br />

twitching, paralysis and convulsions. Get<br />

your dog to the vet as soon as possible.<br />

The Land Air Water Aotearoa website<br />

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look out for.<br />

“In parts of stony based rivers toxic<br />

algae (also known as Phormidium) form<br />

soft, leathery-looking mats on rocks in<br />

the riverbed. These mats range in colour<br />

from blackish/brown to dark green (it’s<br />

quite different from normal harmless<br />

green algae, which looks bright green and<br />

often forms long strings).<br />

These mats can come loose and wash up<br />

on the edge of the rivers, or form ‘floating<br />

rafts’ in shallow areas. As they dry out<br />

they turn light brown or white and look<br />

like dried leaves or cowpats. They produce<br />

a strong musty smell, and this is when it<br />

poses the biggest risk to our dogs.”<br />

To find out what rivers and river areas<br />

in Canterbury are safe for dogs and<br />

humans, visit: www.lawa.org.nz/exploredata/canterbury-region/swimming<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

30<br />

GARDENING<br />

BACKYARD CRITTERS<br />

Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology<br />

(insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a<br />

new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims<br />

to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living<br />

things around us. Check out the full list of invertebrates found<br />

at www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyard-biodiversity-bugs-inmy-lincoln-section<br />

Yellow admiral butterfly and in its pupae and larvae stages.<br />

Butterfly attracted to nettle<br />

THE YELLOW admiral<br />

butterfly, kahu kōwhai<br />

(Vanessa itea), is one of<br />

two admirals found in<br />

New Zealand.<br />

THe other, the red<br />

admiral, is endemic to<br />

New Zealand.<br />

The yellow admiral was<br />

first collected in 1769-1770<br />

when Captain James Cook<br />

circumnavigated New<br />

Zealand in the Endeavour,<br />

but the butterfly is also<br />

found in Australia, Lord<br />

Howe and Norfolk Islands.<br />

Admirals lay eggs on<br />

stinging nettle (Urtica species)<br />

that the larvae forage<br />

on until they are ready to<br />

pupate. Pupation sites of<br />

yellow admirals are usually<br />

away from the nettle<br />

under an over-hang such<br />

as the eaves of a house or a<br />

branch.<br />

Adults feed on nectar<br />

from many flower species<br />

but are fond of larger hebe<br />

species and buddleja (butterfly<br />

bush). The nectar is<br />

a ‘reward’ from the plant<br />

to carry the pollen from<br />

plant to plant to carry out<br />

pollination.<br />

To attract these beauties<br />

to your garden you need to<br />

leave some stinging nettle<br />

for the female admirals<br />

to lay their eggs on and a<br />

range of flowering plants<br />

for the adults.<br />

Two species of wasp<br />

parasites are the yellow<br />

admirals’ main natural<br />

enemies in New Zealand.<br />

One these species was<br />

introduced by government<br />

entomologists as a biological<br />

control agent for cabbage<br />

white butterfly, but is<br />

now known to attack the<br />

pupae of admirals.<br />

•Finally, there is 31<br />

days to go to Lincoln’s<br />

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Are you ready to grow?<br />

For real Kiwi gardeners who like<br />

to get their hands dirty.<br />

Don’t forget water<br />

IF YOU are spending the<br />

last week of the school<br />

holidays away from your<br />

garden, neglecting it can<br />

lead to problems.<br />

However, with careful<br />

planning, these problems<br />

can be reduced if not<br />

avoided.<br />

Firstly, try not having<br />

your vege garden ‘peaking’<br />

at this time, this may<br />

mean not planting anything<br />

new until you return from intensify. If necessary, reposition<br />

your plants away from • Be regular when water-<br />

hot summer months.<br />

holiday or planting short<br />

growing crops now which very sunny windows. There ing your garden. Little and<br />

you can harvest before are watering solutions for often is best, avoiding the<br />

heading away.<br />

indoor plants such as drip hottest part of the day when<br />

Mulch your garden and<br />

potted plants with pea<br />

straw or crushed bark.<br />

It’s vital in maintaining a<br />

healthy garden and hinders<br />

water evaporation, keeping<br />

the moisture in the soil.<br />

As a guide, a good layer<br />

of mulch should be applied<br />

approximately 50-100mm<br />

thick around plants.<br />

Watering is an essential<br />

part of a healthy gardening<br />

over the summer months.<br />

If you have an irrigation<br />

system, install a timer or<br />

ask a helpful neighbour to<br />

water your garden while<br />

you are away.<br />

Don’t forget about your<br />

indoor plants as they can<br />

suffer as temperatures inside<br />

spikes or water globes.<br />

Alternatively, you can<br />

place plants in the bathtub<br />

with about 3-5cm of<br />

water (depending on type<br />

of plant) which will keep<br />

them going for around two<br />

weeks.<br />

Some top tips when it<br />

comes to watering you<br />

garden throughout summer<br />

are:<br />

• With many plants (trees<br />

and shrubs particularly),<br />

if they are not watered<br />

well and regularly over the<br />

hotter summer months,<br />

they will stop growing. If<br />

you maintain a consistent<br />

regime then you can expect<br />

excellent results with continued<br />

growth through the<br />

plants are heat stressed.<br />

Once a day in the early<br />

morning or evening up to<br />

three times a week should<br />

be plenty.<br />

• Some plants such as<br />

roses do require deep<br />

watering to encourage deep<br />

root development. So apply<br />

extra water to those plant<br />

types in the early part of the<br />

day. Avoid getting foliage<br />

wet as this can promote<br />

the spread of disease on<br />

plants like tomatoes and<br />

roses. Aim for the root zone<br />

instead.<br />

•Water until it begins to<br />

puddle on top of the soil<br />

which means the soil has<br />

reached its water holding<br />

capacity.<br />

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Carnations add colour<br />

and a country vibe<br />

THERE ARE probably only a<br />

handful of flowers the average<br />

Kiwi could quickly name if put<br />

on the spot – roses, daisies, lilies,<br />

tulips and sunflowers, of course.<br />

But, there would be a fair few<br />

who would also throw carnations<br />

into the mix. After all, this<br />

flower has graced more than a few<br />

bouquets and button holes over<br />

the years, largely due to its array<br />

of colours, as well as its ability to<br />

stay fresh and beautiful longer<br />

than other species.<br />

Carnations don’t just make<br />

good cut flowers, the national<br />

flower of Spain also looks great<br />

in the garden, adding a splash of<br />

colour, as well as a country cottage<br />

vibe.<br />

So, if you’re keen for a graceful<br />

garden, not to mention vases full<br />

of flowers, don’t fret – you’ve still<br />

got time to get planting as carnations<br />

flower right through until<br />

autumn.<br />

Once you’ve got your seedlings,<br />

it’s time to find the right spot.<br />

Look for a sunny area with welldrained<br />

soil and a high ph level<br />

(6.5 to 7.5).<br />

If your ph levels need to be<br />

raised, add some garden lime<br />

before planting, as well as nitrophoska<br />

blue and peat to make<br />

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finding some space next to pansies,<br />

lobelia, petunia and viscaria,<br />

which all enjoy the same conditions.<br />

Once you’ve picked your place,<br />

simply plant each seedling around<br />

20cm apart.<br />

In around eight weeks, your<br />

plants should begin to bloom.<br />

Don’t forget to deadhead them<br />

to promote continuous flowering,<br />

and trim them with a pair of<br />

scissors if they start to go woody<br />

or fall over.<br />

For best results, avoid too much<br />

watering as carnations have a tendency<br />

to get fungus if the soil is<br />

too wet. They are also very attractive<br />

to cut worms (small brown<br />

caterpillars), which crawl along<br />

the ground and eat the bottom of<br />

the plant.<br />

Either watch out for these critters<br />

and destroy them, or put a<br />

small plastic container, such as<br />

the body of an open milk container,<br />

over the plant. This stops<br />

the caterpillars from being able to<br />

access its base.<br />

Don’t forget to replant in spring<br />

and autumn to ensure your<br />

carnations flower and continue<br />

grow well, you’ll be filling vases<br />

for many more months to come.<br />

Celery and leeks are<br />

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THEY SAY YOU get out of life<br />

what you put in.<br />

The same philosophy applies to<br />

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To produce a plant with the<br />

right taste and texture, this versatile<br />

vege needs a bit of thought<br />

put into soil preparation, growing<br />

conditions and harvesting<br />

technique. But when you think<br />

about how many uses it has –<br />

from soups to stir fries to good ol’<br />

bolognaise – it’s definitely worth<br />

the effort.<br />

And if you want to enjoy it in a<br />

hearty winter stew, now’s the time<br />

to get planting.<br />

Celery needs soil that’s well<br />

drained and sweet (and in a full<br />

sun position), so make sure you<br />

add lime before planting. If you’re<br />

equipped to measure ph levels,<br />

the reading should be between<br />

five and six.<br />

Celery also grows best in a<br />

garden that’s raised and filled with<br />

potting mix – so if you can make<br />

this combination happen, you’re<br />

off to a cracker start.<br />

Once your soil is ready, you’re<br />

ready to plant, dig a hole approximately<br />

3cm deep. Pop in<br />

your seedling and use compost<br />

to create a mound around the<br />

plant. This blanches the base of<br />

the stems and keeps them tender.<br />

The good news is you don’t have<br />

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with some plants – just keep your<br />

celery watered and that should do<br />

the trick.<br />

Plant each seedling 20-25cm<br />

apart and continue this process in<br />

rows across your garden.<br />

Celery grows best this way,<br />

making it a good companion<br />

plant for dwarf beans, carrots,<br />

spring onions, parsley and bok<br />

choy. In fact, if you have any of<br />

these in your garden and they’re<br />

ready to harvest, celery is the<br />

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And if you’re a fan of leeks you<br />

could mix and match with the celery,<br />

with February also the time<br />

for digging in this other winter<br />

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Now it’s time to play the waiting<br />

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your harvest should be ready.<br />

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Restoring an old caravan<br />

When Steve decided to restore an old 1966 Freeway<br />

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“The caravan looked alright. It had a bulge on the<br />

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Aluminium bubble wrap was used for insulation,<br />

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house batteries to run for three days before needing<br />

to be re-charged, and a 150 watt solar panel was fitted<br />

to the roof.<br />

Internally, the caravan was lined with plywood.<br />

Steve then constructed the internal joinery, including<br />

a curved wall wardrobe, new kitchen bench unit,<br />

double bed base to accommodate a comfortable<br />

mattress, seat bases and a table. Badges, coins and<br />

bank notes collected on Steve and Lyn’s travels, were<br />

wedged between a resin cover and the Rimu table top.<br />

Friends and family added their touch, helping<br />

create some part of the caravan or gifting accessories<br />

for its interior. New and recycled materials were<br />

used, like the bench top from a friend’s caravan and<br />

Rimu from a neighbour’s ceiling. The tail lights were<br />

custom built and represent a 1961 Impala; the car<br />

which will eventually tow the caravan.<br />

“Only the chassis rails and one piece of wood by the<br />

door are original,” says Steve.<br />

Steve and Lyn often talked<br />

about owning a retro caravan<br />

to take on holidays. The 1966<br />

Freeway cost $3,000 originally,<br />

and around $18,000 to<br />

renovate.<br />

Steve says he is unlikely to<br />

renovate another and suggests<br />

anyone considering buying<br />

a caravan to restore, check<br />

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chassis and rot in the wooden<br />

floor.<br />

“Rot in the floor has probably<br />

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From dented and battered,<br />

Steve has completely<br />

transformed the caravan<br />

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comfortable holiday home<br />

on wheels. However, he says<br />

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always something that could<br />

be done.<br />

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Long hot summer days are finally here.<br />

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Park in a shaded area or use a sunshade<br />

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Top up each reservoir and check hoses<br />

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Toyota New Zealand has just<br />

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Toyota’s ever-popular RAV4 and<br />

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The Highlander hybrid is one<br />

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Of course, in Limited specification<br />

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Toyota’s hybrid driveline hasn’t<br />

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it first arrived in Prius, of course,<br />

development over the years has<br />

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adaptable, more powerful, more<br />

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Effectively there are three<br />

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Public Notices<br />

Skate ’n’ Splash<br />

Today<br />

Go along for some rollerblading<br />

fun at the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre<br />

then head next door to play on the<br />

inflatable obstacle course at the<br />

pool. Under eight years – skating<br />

9-10.30am, pool 11am–1pm;<br />

eight-15 years – skating 11am-<br />

12.30pm, pool 1-3pm; 16+ years<br />

– Skating 1-2.30pm, pool 3–5pm.<br />

An active day out guaranteed to<br />

be lots of fun for all. Bookings<br />

required, events.humanitix.com,<br />

cost $5.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre and <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Aquatic Centre<br />

Forms and Nature<br />

Today<br />

This exhibition explores forms<br />

and nature through a photographic<br />

lens, pottery, paintings and<br />

etchings. Three artists – Jon Cullen,<br />

Penny de Jong and Heather<br />

Maxwell – showcase the world<br />

through their own creative eyes.<br />

The exhibition runs to February<br />

13, after opening on <strong>January</strong> 19.<br />

The gallery is open Wednesday to<br />

Thursday 11.30am-2.30pm, Friday<br />

to Sunday 10am-4pm.<br />

Down By The Liffey Gallery, 1<br />

James St, Lincoln<br />

Goal Setting Workshop<br />

Thursday, 6-8pm<br />

Are you looking to gain some<br />

extra inspiration and motivational<br />

Email susan.sandys@starmedia.kiwi<br />

by 5pm each Wednesday<br />

skills to set out some achievable<br />

goals? If so, then this is the workshop<br />

for you. Go along to develop<br />

some new skills and strategies<br />

to plan for your future goals successfully.<br />

Suitable for adults only.<br />

Free, bookings required.<br />

Te Ara Ātea<br />

Summer Skate Jam<br />

Thursday, 3.30-5.30pm<br />

Head to your local skate park<br />

to show off your moves, or learn<br />

some new ones. A series of skate<br />

jams in <strong>Selwyn</strong> skate parks kicks<br />

off today. Take along your own<br />

gear or hire for free. Coaching<br />

available with experienced skate<br />

instructors. Awesome prizes<br />

up for grabs including a season<br />

trophy – collect points at each<br />

event to be in the running. Book<br />

at events.humanitix.com<br />

Darfield Skate Park<br />

Picnic in the Park<br />

Thursday, 5-7pm<br />

The picnic in the park season<br />

kicks off today. Spend a summer’s<br />

evening at your local park with<br />

music, fun entertainment for the<br />

kids, a free sausage sizzle and<br />

more. Book at events.humanitix.<br />

com<br />

Westview Reserve, Darfield<br />

Chinese New Year Dumplings<br />

Friday, 10-10.30am, 10.30-11am,<br />

11-11.30am<br />

Chinese New<br />

Year Paper<br />

Cutting,<br />

Thursday 3.30-<br />

4.30pm and<br />

4.30-5.30pm.<br />

Learn about<br />

the Chinese<br />

New Year in this<br />

paper cutting<br />

workshop run<br />

by members<br />

of the Lincoln<br />

Chinese Church.<br />

The cuttings are<br />

a traditional way<br />

of expressing<br />

blessings, wishes<br />

and hopes<br />

for the year<br />

ahead. Parental<br />

assistance<br />

required for<br />

young children.<br />

Free, bookings<br />

required. Lincoln<br />

Library<br />

The year of the tiger begins<br />

in February with the lunisolar<br />

Chinese calendar. Learn how to<br />

traditionally celebrate the Chinese<br />

New Year while preparing and<br />

sampling your own dim sum<br />

dumplings with the Rolleston<br />

Chinese Church. Free, book in for<br />

your 30min slot.<br />

Te Ara Ātea<br />

Try Dive<br />

Friday, 10-11am<br />

See what it’s like to breathe<br />

underwater. This is a quick introduction<br />

to the underwater world<br />

without requiring any official<br />

qualifications. A cool experience<br />

to get you scuba diving in the<br />

pool. Session includes 20min of<br />

poolside training and 30min in<br />

the water. Bookings required, limited<br />

spaces. $10 per person.<br />

Southbridge Pool<br />

Broadfield Outdoor Movie:<br />

Zootopia<br />

Friday, 7-9.20pm<br />

Grab your nearest and dearest<br />

for a movie outdoors. From the<br />

largest elephant to the smallest<br />

shrew, the city of Zootopia is a<br />

mammal metropolis. When Judy<br />

Hopps becomes the first rabbit to<br />

join the police force, she quickly<br />

learns how tough it is to enforce<br />

the law. Determined to prove herself,<br />

Judy jumps at the opportunity<br />

to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately,<br />

that means working with<br />

Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes<br />

her job even harder. Take a seat or<br />

blanket and chill out in front of<br />

the big screen. Bookings at events.<br />

humanitix.com<br />

Broadfield Domain<br />

Upholstery Workshop<br />

Saturday, 10am-4pm<br />

Learn how to upholster a chair<br />

or bar stool with Steve from<br />

McDonald and Hartshorne Upholstery<br />

Ltd. Suitable 8+ years. $20<br />

per person <strong>Selwyn</strong> Libraries members,<br />

$40 non-members. Bookings<br />

essential. Payment on the day, or<br />

in-library beforehand.<br />

Te Ara Ātea<br />

Protecting native taonga species<br />

with predator control in Arthur’s Pass.<br />

To protect orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka from local extinction in<br />

Arthur’s Pass and Lake Sumner area the Department of Conservation (DOC),<br />

Rangiora District intends to carry out predator control over approximately 53,765<br />

hectares of public conservation land. (Refer to the application area on map)<br />

Description of the area<br />

The Arthur’s Pass project area includes the Crawford, Polar, Poulter and Savannah<br />

ranges, as well as the western ends of the Dampier and Studleigh ranges.<br />

The southern boundary runs from near Binser Saddle in a westerly direction to a point<br />

just past Douglas Stream. The western boundary then more or less follows the ridge<br />

onto the Polar Range to Walker Pass, Mt Hunt and Worsley Pass towards Mt Koeti<br />

before dropping down to the Minchin Bivouac and back up to Mt Byrne.<br />

The northern boundary runs from Mt Byrne along the Crawford Range to the Lake<br />

Mason Hut. The eastern boundary runs from Binser Saddle to the head of Lower Farm<br />

Stream, follows the Poulter River East Branch across to Bull Creek and up onto the<br />

Dampier and Studleigh ranges then down to near Lake Mason Hut.<br />

The Arthur’s Pass and Lake Sumner area is predominately beech forest with open and<br />

steep sided river valleys that extend to tussock lands and exposed mountain tops. It is<br />

home to orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, great spotted kiwi/roroa, rock wren/<br />

pīwauwau and yellowhead/mohua.<br />

Why we are doing predator control.<br />

Predation by rodents and stoats causes orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka and<br />

other threatened native species to decline and, in some cases, they face local extinction.<br />

DOC has worked closely with its Treaty partner Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnunga on desired<br />

outcomes and consulted with stakeholders and the community.<br />

Predator control works<br />

In 2019 a similar predator control operation was undertaken. Since then, the wild<br />

population of orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka in Arthur’s Pass and Lake<br />

Sumner has grown from approximately 150-200 to just over 300 birds.<br />

Method of predator control<br />

This is a republication of earlier notices for the Arthur’s Pass operation which advised<br />

that work would begin from the 2nd of December 2021.<br />

The public are advised that helicopters will begin the aerial application of baits containing<br />

biodegradable 1080 over the area shown on the map at the first suitable opportunity.<br />

Non-toxic prefeed bait will be applied 5-7 days beforehand to entice the rodents to eat<br />

the pellets.<br />

Non-toxic pre-feed baits are cylindrical cereal pellets, approximately 2 cm in length and<br />

sandy coloured (not dyed). Prefeed contains a cinnamon lure to attract rodents.<br />

Toxic baits are cylindrical cereal pellets, approximately 2 cm in length. They are dyed<br />

green to deter birds and contain a cinnamon lure to attract rodents. Each toxic bait<br />

contains 0.15% of sodium fluoroacetate (1080).<br />

The aerial operation uses calibrated buckets and GIS mapping technology to ensure<br />

bait drops in the designated area. Please see map attached.<br />

The pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Always remember:<br />

• DO NOT touch or eat the bait<br />

• WATCH CHILDREN at all times<br />

• DO NOT EAT animals from this area<br />

• Toxic baits and carcasses are DEADLY to DOGS<br />

Observe these rules whenever you see warning signs placed at the public access ways<br />

in the above areas. Warning signs indicate that pesticide residues may remain in baits<br />

and carcasses, possibly for more than six months.<br />

All work is weather dependent and people intending to visit the affected area before<br />

31/03/<strong>2022</strong> are advised to check the VFML and DOC websites for the status of the<br />

operation, and/or seek up-to-date information from the DOC office in Rangiora.<br />

If you suspect poisoning<br />

Always contact: Your local doctor or local hospital or the National Poisons Centre:<br />

0800 764 766 (urgent calls) or 03 479 7248 or dial 111.<br />

For further information, contact the Arthur’s Pass Operation Controller:<br />

Vector Free Marlborough Limited<br />

PO Box 5171, Springlands, Blenheim 7241<br />

Free phone: 0508 548 008<br />

Email: communications@vectorfree.co.nz<br />

A detailed map of the application area may be viewed at the following locations:<br />

DOC’s Rangiora Office, and DOC’s website for pesticide summaries and the Vector<br />

Free Marlborough Limited website:<br />

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/pesticide-summaries/<br />

http://www.vectorfree.co.nz/current-aerial-operations.html<br />

Visit also: www.doc.govt.nz/tiakina-nga-manu<br />

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FREE QUOTES<br />

Contact Brent<br />

021 363 432<br />

www.baileypaintingcontractors.com<br />

N A BARRELL<br />

ROOFING LTD<br />

Ph: 0275 389 415<br />

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

SCREENED SOIL<br />

Making your great outdoors greater<br />

WHOLESALE SCREENED SOIL<br />

www.mainscapegardensupplies.co.nz<br />

Contact Us 1543 Springs Road, Lincoln<br />

021 241 7908 sales@mainscape.co.nz<br />

Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 8am - 3pm<br />

shelterbelt trimming<br />

Boundary Trimming<br />

Call Tony Dempsey<br />

Mobile 0274 323 943<br />

5m 3 delivered<br />

for $45m 3


Classifieds<br />

Contact us today<br />

Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 39<br />

Phone our local team 03 379 1100<br />

YOur GuIde TO<br />

Real Estate<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

TrusTed<br />

Trades and<br />

PrOFessIOnaL<br />

servIces<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

25 Years Experience<br />

privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts<br />

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

YOU COULD<br />

BE HERE<br />

BATHROOM TILER<br />

wet area waterproofing,<br />

underfloor heating, soap<br />

boxes, old to new, for best<br />

results, call Devon on 021<br />

375-888 or 03 329 5511<br />

BATHROOM<br />

Renovations, complete<br />

service from start to finish,<br />

free quotes, ph Dave 027<br />

334 4125<br />

BATHROOM<br />

Renovations, complete<br />

service from start to finish,<br />

free quotes, ph Dave 027<br />

334 4125<br />

Let us help take<br />

your business to<br />

new heights<br />

Advertise your business in our<br />

Trades and Services column.<br />

For assistance contact Vicky<br />

Phone 03 364 7419 or email<br />

vicky.sayers@starmedia.kiwi<br />

BUILDER QUALIFIED<br />

Decks, T & G Flooring,<br />

Villa Restoring, New<br />

Homes, Weatherboards.<br />

Free Quotes. Bennet &<br />

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-<br />

9362 or Tony 027 224-<br />

0374<br />

CARPET LAYING<br />

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,<br />

relaying, restretching.<br />

Phone John on 0800<br />

003181, 027 240 7416<br />

jflattery@xtra.co.nz<br />

CARRS CHIMNEY<br />

CLEANING<br />

Servicing Lincoln,<br />

Tai Tapu, Motukarara,<br />

Ladbrooks, Broadfields,<br />

Springston & Prebbleton,<br />

$70 a Chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney 03 324 2999 &<br />

leave a message.<br />

CHIM<br />

CHIM<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEPS<br />

We’ll sweep your<br />

logburner’s flue, check<br />

firebricks, baffles, airtubes<br />

& controls. We’re experts<br />

on coal-rangers, and can<br />

sweep any sized open fire.<br />

We quote & undertake<br />

repairs, flue extensions &<br />

install bird netting. 0800<br />

22 44 64 www.chimchim.<br />

nz<br />

ELECTRICIAN (REG)<br />

Prompt, quality. Call Jack<br />

027 206 0080<br />

Bellamy’s<br />

Furniture<br />

Furniture made to<br />

order and restoration<br />

by tradesman with<br />

35yrs experience.<br />

PH Stephen<br />

021 073 <strong>26</strong>24<br />

POWER TOOLS<br />

REPAIRS, Parts & Sales<br />

for over 40 years. All main<br />

brands serviced. Grossman<br />

Trade Tools, 23 Watts<br />

Road, Christchurch. Ph<br />

389 9230<br />

RJB PLUMBING<br />

Renovations, New Houses,<br />

Hot Water Cylinders,<br />

Kitchens Bathroom<br />

Upgrades, Laundries,<br />

General Maintenance ,<br />

Water Filters. Phone Mark<br />

02786900<strong>26</strong><br />

STUMP GRINDING<br />

Best price guarantee Tony<br />

0275 588 895<br />

TILING<br />

Flooring - Splashbacks -<br />

Wall incl tile removal, Ph<br />

Dave 027 334 4125<br />

CommerCial investment<br />

ProPerty<br />

Long term tenant (14 years).<br />

$60k per annum rent. Future EQ<br />

upgrade will be factored into price.<br />

Would consider exchange for<br />

rental property or land.<br />

Phone Chris 021 757 358<br />

Adult Information<br />

A SEXY BLONDE talk<br />

live or listen. Ph 0900 44<br />

666. $3.99 + GST pm.<br />

R18.<br />

Clairvoyance<br />

PSYCHIC READINGS<br />

Rolleston. In person,<br />

Phone, Video Call. Ph:<br />

Tabatha 022 586 9040<br />

PSYCHIC READINGS<br />

Rolleston. In person,<br />

Phone, Video Call. Ph:<br />

Tabatha 022 586 9040<br />

Wanted To Rent<br />

Looking to lease some<br />

land for placement of tiny<br />

home. Please call Janene<br />

on 0276 196 470<br />

Looking to lease some<br />

land for placement of tiny<br />

home. Please call Janene<br />

on 0276 196 470<br />

Vehicles Wanted<br />

CAR REMOVALS<br />

$$CASH PAID$$<br />

CARS, VANS, UTES<br />

& 4X4 WANTED<br />

NZ OWNED<br />

AND<br />

OPERATED<br />

FOR<br />

24 YEARS<br />

We use world class vehicle<br />

depollution systems<br />

0800 77 80 80<br />

www.pickapart.co.nz<br />

Gardening<br />

& Supplies<br />

ellesmere<br />

lions<br />

PeA strAw<br />

All 2021 straw<br />

has been sold!<br />

We are taking<br />

orders for <strong>2022</strong><br />

Jan/Feb delivery<br />

Contact<br />

Alex Hayward<br />

03 324 4094<br />

Reporter - Christchurch<br />

Star Media is seeking an up-and-coming news breaker to join its<br />

reporting team in Christchurch. Star Media is a division of Allied<br />

Press Limited, which employs over 450 people on a permanent<br />

basis across our 15 sites in the South Island. We operate across<br />

multiple media platforms (print, on-line, digital) delivering news,<br />

information and entertainment through our various regional and<br />

city publications.<br />

The successful applicant will have already made a mark in the<br />

industry, particularly in the local body and political area.<br />

You will also have:<br />

• Excellent writing ability<br />

• A high degree of initiative<br />

• The ability to juggle tasks and meet regular deadlines<br />

• A full NZ drivers licence<br />

• Photography, video and website skills are desirable<br />

• Relevant journalism qualification (or equivalent experience)<br />

would be a distinct advantage<br />

What we offer<br />

• A great team environment and an opportunity to grow your<br />

journalism skills in a competitive atmosphere<br />

• Enjoy being part of a small, dedicated team<br />

A copy of the full position description can be found at<br />

alliedpress.co.nz/employment. If you would like more<br />

information please contact:<br />

Barry Clarke (Editor in Chief – Star Media) on 021 359 4<strong>26</strong><br />

or barry@starmedia.kiwi<br />

If you think this role is for you, please prepare a covering letter<br />

and CV and apply via SEEK or email barry@starmedia.kiwi<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

WANTED<br />

ANTIQUE<br />

FURNITURE<br />

and good<br />

quality second<br />

hand furniture<br />

Happy to travel<br />

Phone Rick<br />

021 376883<br />

or email photo to:<br />

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

McMILLANDrilling<br />

Drillers Assistants<br />

We have opportunities for Drillers Assistants<br />

or skilled labourers to join our team.<br />

• Permanent ongoing work<br />

• Opportunities in industry career pathways<br />

and NZQA accredited training<br />

We are looking for people with:<br />

• At least class 2 driver’s licence<br />

• A good level of physical fitness who<br />

enjoy working outdoors<br />

• Construction or roading experience<br />

would be an advantage<br />

Established in New Zealand since 1947,<br />

McMillan Drilling Ltd is one of the largest<br />

and leading multifaceted drilling companies<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

Here’s your opportunity to join our dynamic,<br />

expert team!<br />

For further information or tell us about<br />

yourself. Email: admin@drilling.co.nz<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

WHAT’S YOUR<br />

REASON?<br />

For their future.<br />

careers.anzcofoods.com<br />

Process Worker - Rakaia<br />

Guess what? We’ve got something for you -<br />

something that’ll help you get the things you<br />

want. Maybe that’s new rugby boots for the<br />

kids, or some extra cash to make this summer<br />

extra awesome. Whatever your reason, we’ve<br />

got the job for you this season.<br />

Right now we’ve got heaps of options for<br />

working with us. And the best part is you don’t<br />

even need experience to join us. The crew<br />

here at Rakaia are legends, and they’ll teach<br />

you everything you need to know to smash out<br />

the work and build up some handy-as skills.<br />

We reckon you’ll enjoy it here. We put the hard<br />

yards in, but we have fun doing it. So if you like<br />

a few laughs with a team who’ve got each<br />

other’s backs, you’ll fit right in.<br />

Speaking of fit…you’ll need to be! And reliability<br />

is another big one for us. It’s important that<br />

you show up when you’re meant to, keen to<br />

get stuck in. It helps everyone succeed.<br />

So, what do you say - keen on some good<br />

money, a great crew and being part of a<br />

business that can take you places…if that’s<br />

your thing? Sweet - get in touch and let’s turn<br />

those reasons for working into a reality.


40 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

STYLE & QUALITY<br />

FOR LESS<br />

WWW.AFFORDABLEFURNITURE.NZ<br />

CHRISTCHURCH’S MOST AFFORDABLE<br />

NZ MADE LOUNGE SUITES<br />

SUPER<br />

SPECIAL<br />

Lacando<br />

Collection<br />

3 Seater $1089 $999<br />

2 Seater $779 $719<br />

Sofa Bed $1539 $1419<br />

Charcoal<br />

Black PU<br />

SUPER<br />

SPECIAL<br />

WAS $259<br />

$<br />

229<br />

Matai Chair<br />

Rattan Seat<br />

available in<br />

Natural &<br />

Black<br />

SUPER<br />

Available in<br />

Black, Natural,<br />

Walnut, Oak<br />

WAS $279<br />

$<br />

249<br />

Kaiwaka<br />

Dining Chair<br />

LOUNGE QUALITY SUITES<br />

FURNITURE<br />

IN-STOCK<br />

SPECIAL SUPER<br />

SPECIAL<br />

Affordable<br />

IMMEDIATE<br />

PRICE TAG<br />

DELIVERY<br />

WAS $799<br />

$<br />

679<br />

Bradman<br />

Lifter Chair<br />

SUPER<br />

East Cape Table<br />

SPECIAL SUPER<br />

Marley<br />

Outdoor Dining Chair<br />

SPECIAL SELL OUT<br />

Willis Chaise<br />

Outdoor Set<br />

SPECIAL SUPER<br />

SPECIAL<br />

Raglan Egg<br />

Chair<br />

WAS $<strong>26</strong>99<br />

$<br />

2499<br />

WAS $179<br />

$<br />

149<br />

WAS $2199<br />

$<br />

1499<br />

WAS $699<br />

$<br />

649<br />

SUPER<br />

Palm Beach Lounge Setting<br />

500<br />

DAYS<br />

SPECIAL SUPER<br />

SPECIAL<br />

Akaroa Lounge Setting<br />

Available in: Black, White<br />

WAS $3299<br />

$<br />

2999<br />

Lending criteria, $50 Annual Account Fee, fees, Ts&Cs apply. Standard Interest Rate<br />

(currently 25.99%p.a.) applies to any outstanding balance at end of interest free period. Offer<br />

ends 31 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong>. Min spend and exclusions may apply, $55 Establishment Fee or<br />

$35 Advance Fee applies to Long Term Finance Purchases.<br />

WAS $<strong>26</strong>99<br />

$<br />

2599<br />

FREE<br />

CARPARKING<br />

SOUTH CITY<br />

BATH ST<br />

WE ARE<br />

HERE<br />

255 MOORHOUSE AVE<br />

REBEL SPORT<br />

COLOMBO ST<br />

MON-FRI 9:30AM – 5:30PM<br />

SAT-SUN 10AM – 5:30PM<br />

0800 <strong>26</strong>8 <strong>26</strong>4<br />

500 Days Interest free terms: In-store only purchases $499 & over. Ends 31 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong>. Exclusions may<br />

apply. Lending criteria, $50 Annual Account Fee, fees, Ts&Cs apply. Standard Interest Rate (currently 25.99%<br />

p.a.) applies to any outstanding balance at end of interest free period.$55 Establishment Fee or $35 Advance<br />

Fee applies to Long Term Finance Purchases. See in-store for full T&C’s


Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 41<br />

THE<br />

SALE<br />

28 JANUARY–6 FEBRUARY<br />

TEN DAYS OF SAVINGS<br />

ALL DEPARTMENTS<br />

STARTS FRIDAY 28 JANUARY 10AM<br />

WOMENSWEAR | LINGERIE | WOMEN’S SHOES | ATRIUM<br />

CONTEMPORARY LOUNGE | ACCESSORIES | COSMETICS<br />

CHILDRENSWEAR | TOYS | MENSWEAR | STATIONERY<br />

ACTIVEWEAR | MENS SHOES | BED, BATH & SPA | PANTRY<br />

HOME & LIVING | COOK & DINE | POTTERY BARN | WEST ELM<br />

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY


42 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

SHOP THE SALE FOR 10 DAYS OF SAVINGS<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

WOMEN’S<br />

CONTEMPORARY<br />

LOUNGE<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

WOMEN’S SHOES<br />

adidas, all saints, marle, american<br />

vintage, assembly label, blak, c & m,<br />

twenty seven names, g-star, huffer,<br />

karen walker, kowtow, ksubi,<br />

polo ralph lauren, salasai & more<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

WOMENSWEAR<br />

acler, aje, trelise cooper, marc cain,<br />

camilla & marc, coop, cooper,<br />

ginger & smart, jac + jack,<br />

juliette hogan, maison, see by chloÉ,<br />

self portrait, taylor, ted baker & more<br />

chaos & harmony, ted baker, kathryn wilson,<br />

ara, rieker, bresley, eos, tommy hilfiger &<br />

tommy jeans, lacoste, ecco, adidas, new<br />

balance, sol sana, beau coops & more<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

HANDBAGS<br />

yu mei, sans beast,<br />

radley, saben,<br />

see by chloÉ, oroton<br />

& more<br />

40% OFF SELECTED<br />

COSMETICS<br />

bobbi brown, m.a.c,<br />

clinique, esteÉ lauder,<br />

elizabeth arden,<br />

clarins, guerlain,<br />

dermalogica & more<br />

50% OFF SELECTED<br />

LINGERIE, NIGHTWEAR<br />

& SWIM<br />

calvin klein, berlei, hanro,<br />

simone pÉrÈle, jockey,<br />

triumph, saturday the<br />

label, cottonreal, ginia,<br />

la marquise, seafolly,<br />

sunseeker, tommy hilfiger<br />

& more<br />

50% OFF SELECTED<br />

BEAUTY<br />

the aromatherapy co.,<br />

real techniques, ethique & more<br />

...AND SO MUCH MORE


Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 43<br />

SHOP THE SALE FOR 10 DAYS OF SAVINGS<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

MEN’S<br />

CONTEMPORARY<br />

LOUNGE<br />

50% OFF SELECTED<br />

ACCESSORIES<br />

karen walker jewellery,<br />

dyberg & kern, brixton,<br />

edblad, pilgrim, brixton,<br />

stolen girlfriends club<br />

& more<br />

30–50%<br />

OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

COOK & DINE<br />

cookware & serveware<br />

30–50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

MEN’S SHOES<br />

r.m. williams,<br />

julius marlow,<br />

ecco, armani<br />

exchange, rieker<br />

& more<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

BED & BATH<br />

huffer, g-star,<br />

ksubi, all saints,<br />

assembly label,<br />

ben sherman<br />

& more<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

MENSWEAR<br />

r.m. williams, tommy hilfiger,<br />

joe black, ted baker, gazman,<br />

cambridge & more<br />

towels,<br />

duvet covers,<br />

sheets<br />

& more<br />

50% OFF SELECTED<br />

TOYS<br />

...AND SO MUCH MORE


44 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>January</strong> <strong>26</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

WEST ELM<br />

& POTTERY BARN<br />

30–50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

CHILDREN’S,<br />

BABYWEAR & TEEN<br />

50% OFF<br />

SELECTED<br />

ACTIVEWEAR<br />

SHOP THE SALE FOR<br />

TEN DAYS OF SAVINGS<br />

ALL DEPARTMENTS<br />

28 JANUARY–6 FEBRUARY<br />

EXTENDED STORE HOURS<br />

FRIDAY 28 JANUARY / 10AM–7PM<br />

SATURDAY 29 JANUARY / 9AM–6PM<br />

SUNDAY 30 JANUARY / 10AM–5PM<br />

NORMAL TRADING HOURS RESUME: TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY<br />

WWW.BALLANTYNES.CO.NZ/OPENING-HOURS<br />

Stay energised during the sale.<br />

Visit us on the ground floor<br />

of the Lichfield Street Building.<br />

Open 7 days a week.<br />

Phone : 03 378 1960<br />

www.ballantynes.co.nz<br />

City Mall, Christchurch. PHONE (03) 379 7400


THe BeST PRoPeRTieS AcRoSS<br />

THe SeLWYn DiSTRicT<br />

INSIDE<br />

PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY<br />

Week commencing WeDneSDAY, <strong>26</strong>TH JAnUARY, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Architectural elegance with panoramic views<br />

5 2 2 1 3 2<br />

Spoiler alert. This spectacular new build’s stylish design and<br />

effortless cool has the wow factor.<br />

Engaging aesthetics of warm cedar, meeting clean lines of<br />

crisp white plaster finishes, together with subtle angles<br />

and feature windows, make a visual statement within the<br />

prominent Te Whariki area. The upper-level master suite is a<br />

private oasis with its panoramic views of mountains wetlands<br />

and life in Lincoln, setting it apart from its single storey<br />

peers. Sharing these vistas is the adjoining room with a view,<br />

conceptualised as an office, or relaxation space with all the<br />

credentials to be a nursery or 5th bedroom. You decide.<br />

Downstairs, the geometry of pitched ceilings and over height<br />

doors in the open plan kitchen living and dining area, create<br />

a spacious feel flowing through to the adjoining lounge<br />

or media room. Warm tones, cleverly illuminated through<br />

skylights, stacker doors and fixed lighting, create a luxurious,<br />

light and warm feel complimented by a magnificent stone<br />

fireplace where many a story will be told.<br />

Engineered stone benchtops, galley kitchen, integrated drinks<br />

fridge and hidden butler’s pantry including functional storage<br />

and a sink provide the remaining ingredients creating an<br />

elegant social hub to make long lasting memories.<br />

Three large bedrooms with fitted storage, (one with a hidden<br />

surprise), are serviced by the family or guest bathroom,<br />

featuring tiled showers, deep bath and undertile heating<br />

24 Te Raki Drive, Lincoln<br />

making this a luxurious space.<br />

A multitude of storage options will keep your life organised,<br />

none more so than the garage. With an extra long bay<br />

leading to a drive thru, the insulated walls, carpet and redline<br />

decorative ply finish makes this ideal space for entertainment,<br />

home business, mancave or even vehicles!!<br />

This property needs to be sold on or before auction day, and<br />

with features too many to mention here this property needs<br />

to viewed to be truly appreciated. I look forward to showing<br />

you around.<br />

AUCTION: Wed 9 Feb 2pm Russley Golf<br />

Club, 428 Memorial Ave (unless sold prior)<br />

harcourtsfourseasons.co.nz/RL2593<br />

Stu Jones<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 385 4321<br />

Phone: 03 347 4711<br />

Email: stu.jones@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008<br />

Viewing: See website for viewing times<br />

LIVING<br />

IN WEST MELTON,<br />

SELLING<br />

IN CANTERBURY<br />

Locally<br />

Successfully<br />

Call me today for all your real estate needs.<br />

027 385 4321 | 03 347 4711<br />

stu.jones@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Rolleston Office<br />

Stu Jones Harcourts<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008<br />

Stu<br />

JONES<br />

Four Seasons Realty


2<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Four Seasons Realty


3<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

AUCTION


4<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Four Seasons Realty


5<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Four Seasons Realty


6<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Leeston 215 Harmans Road<br />

The kiwi dream beckons<br />

This 6.8ha versatile property has the potential to provide you with a wonderful way of life within a great community.<br />

Horse lovers will have their eye firmly on this gem that is equipped with equestrian features that include a 725-metre<br />

race track and a dual-use stable/storage shed with power, water and four loose boxes. The comfortable home is<br />

well-appointed with plenty of scope to modernise and add value. Leeston township offers the usual range of<br />

amenities including a medical centre, library, supermarket and shops plus an excellent primary and secondary<br />

school. Even more services, shops, cafes and restaurants are within a short drive to either Lincoln, Rolleston or<br />

Hornby.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517499<br />

3 1 1 4<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

1pm, Wed 23 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Chris Jones 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500<br />

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Lincoln 289 Tancreds Road<br />

Lifestyle splendour<br />

Set well back from Tancreds Road, this beautifully presented 4 hectare lifestyle property offers a quiet and peaceful<br />

setting favourably positioned between Tai Tapu and Lincoln. Catering to a lifestyle of recreation and relaxation, the<br />

layout features two living areas, dedicated guest wing, an office, a striking internal courtyard and show-stopping<br />

indoor salt water swimming pool. The property has its own well, five paddocks, a lean-to shed for horses and a<br />

standalone second double garage with three-phase power ideal for the home handyman. Additional to its idyllic<br />

location, are numerous shops and cafes, family oriented activities, schools and sports grounds close by and central<br />

Christchurch city is within a comfortable 20 minute commute. Our vendors already have their next plans in place, so<br />

now is the time to secure this exceptional property.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517416<br />

4 3 3 3<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

1pm, Wed 16 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Chris Jones 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500<br />

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


7<br />

Motukarara 15 Park Road<br />

Rural retreat, short commute<br />

Sitting comfortably on 8.8ha (approx) of desirable lifestyle land, this spacious family home is light and tastefully<br />

decorated throughout. The land has exceptional shelter belts, a rural outlook by the Port Hills, new gravel driveway<br />

and many established trees. Four bedrooms split over two levels, master with ensuite and a further two family<br />

bathrooms, four bay shed and equestrian arena. Zoned for Tai Tapu Primary and Lincoln High.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517489<br />

4 1 3 2<br />

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 10 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

3 Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Tim Dyer 027 495 0979 tim.dyer@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Urszula Bedggood 027 338 7889<br />

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Prebbleton 523 Shands Road<br />

Live-work-play<br />

On the city's fringe, this well-maintained and impeccably presented 5,412sqm mini lifestyle property is only a minute<br />

away from both north and southbound motorways and city commuters can be in the office within approximately 15<br />

minutes. The home has been updated and refurbished over the years. Equipped for equestrian pursuits with a sand<br />

based arena, stable, wash-down area, a well and three paddocks. The standalone three-bay garage and a four-bay<br />

shed with extra height roller doors provide plenty of workshop space, storage and options. Additionally there are<br />

several handy small utility sheds. For those with a home-based business, it simply doesn’t get much better. We<br />

expect a strong level of enquiry - register your interest early.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517125<br />

3 1 1 5<br />

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 17 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

3 Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500<br />

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Chris Jones 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


8<br />

Rolleston 30 Bavaria Drive<br />

King-sized luxury living<br />

A whopping 338sqm in size and positioned on a 1,004sqm section, the property provides exceptional living. To start<br />

with, the huge driveway, has designated parking for a boat or caravan, whilst the triple car garaging is certainly the<br />

'icing on the cake'. Then there's the 'dream' kitchen... it is highly spec'd with Corian bench tops, a 90cm freestanding<br />

Electrolux oven, two Bosch dishwashers and an enormous butler's pantry. The main living area is beautiful and<br />

showcases a high cathedral ceiling with skylights and a feature stone wall. There is an adjacent formal lounge which,<br />

in addition to the living room, provides access to the 'al fresco' entertaining area. All four bedrooms are superspacious,<br />

with the master suite boasting a large dressing room. A new job opportunity is taking the vendors away<br />

from their stunning home but, for you, there's now the chance to buy it and enjoy it as they have.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517482<br />

4 2 2 3<br />

Auction (unless sold prior)<br />

12pm, Thu 3 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

3 Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

View 5.30-6pm Wed <strong>26</strong> Jan<br />

& 12.30-1pm Sun 30 Jan<br />

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258<br />

sarah.booth@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

Rolleston 4 Bellbird Place<br />

Settle down in style<br />

Located in Levi Park, this 218sqm build also excels in aesthetics, décor and form and function. The kitchen which is<br />

equipped with a versatile breakfast bar, crisp splashback and walk-in scullery. An expansive lounge and dining zone<br />

links effortlessly with the outdoors where the 800sqm parcel includes a generous deck ample capacity for hosting<br />

guests and entertaining family. A separate lounge offers additional space and privacy, while a custom-built office<br />

space could make up a fifth bedroom if needed. Two stylish bathrooms support the home’s four double bedrooms,<br />

one of which is the well-appointed master that enjoys an ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and direct access to the<br />

outdoors. This beautifully established home is within reach of Rolleston’s exceptional and growing list of amenities<br />

and should you wish to venture further afield the Southern Motorway will whisk you into Christchurch City.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517497<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 17 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

3 Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Urszula Bedggood 027 338 7889<br />

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Tim Dyer 027 495 0979<br />

tim.dyer@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


9<br />

Experience<br />

Bayleys<br />

KEVIN JENKINS<br />

027 577 4232<br />

ADAM WHITELOCK<br />

027 408 3424<br />

BEN TURNER<br />

027 530 1400<br />

CHRIS JONES<br />

027 220 5043<br />

JO MCINTOSH<br />

027 384 4279<br />

ADRIENNE GOODEVE BIANCA DAVIDSON<br />

021 977 877 027 322 9055<br />

CRAIG BLACKBURN<br />

027 489 7225<br />

Bayleys<br />

Canterbury,<br />

it’s the local<br />

knowledge,<br />

the kind you<br />

just can’t buy<br />

EMILY COOPER<br />

021 022 796<strong>26</strong><br />

EVAN MARSHALL<br />

027 221 0910<br />

HALEY SMITH<br />

027 341 3846<br />

JASON SMALLMAN<br />

027 952 74<strong>26</strong><br />

JOHN BAILEY<br />

027 893 0234<br />

NATHAN COLLETT<br />

027 8<strong>26</strong> 1535<br />

NICK BOOTH<br />

027 306 3186<br />

SAM SIDEY<br />

027 346 3500<br />

When you sell with Bayleys,<br />

you’re choosing a salesperson<br />

with real estate knowledge of<br />

the local <strong>Selwyn</strong> area. The kind<br />

of insight that can’t be measured<br />

and makes all the difference.<br />

SARAH BOOTH<br />

027 527 8258<br />

STEVE HARRIS<br />

027 447 9407<br />

SUZY MCPHERSON<br />

027 695 0519<br />

TERRI WINDER<br />

021 225 9323<br />

TIM DYER<br />

027 495 0979<br />

URSZULA BEDGGOOD<br />

027 338 7889<br />

Bayleys Darfield 03 975 4559<br />

Bayleys Leeston 03 375 4700<br />

Residential / Commercial / Rural / Property Services<br />

bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


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Due to continued success as <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s leading<br />

Real Estate team, we need more homes to<br />

satisfy these genuine waiting buyers.<br />

Please, if you can help, call us today!<br />

Tai Tapu/Lincoln/Rolleston<br />

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Extra sheds for cars<br />

Land 2 acres<br />

Price $800,000 - $1,000,000<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Lifestyle property<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Land size around 15 acres<br />

Any price considered<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

3 bedrooms<br />

Section 400m2 plus<br />

Price up to $660,000<br />

Contact<br />

Paul Dodds 021 210 5559<br />

paul.dodds@raywhite.com<br />

Tai Tapu<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Large section<br />

High $600,000’s to low $700,000’s<br />

Contact<br />

Trina Rea 027 424 6901<br />

trina.rea@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

3 bedrooms, 2 living areas<br />

2 bathrooms<br />

Home around 180m2 - 220m2<br />

High $800,000’s to low $900,000’s<br />

Contact<br />

Trina Rea 027 424 6901<br />

trina.rea@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 living areas<br />

2 bathrooms<br />

Home around 190m2 - 240m2<br />

High $900,000’s to low $1,000,000’s<br />

Contact<br />

Trina Rea 027 424 6901<br />

trina.rea@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton/Lincoln<br />

3+ bedrooms, super sunny<br />

3 car garaging or 2 plus workshop<br />

Section 600m2 plus<br />

Price $800,000 - $1,000,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton/Lincoln<br />

Section<br />

4000m2 plus<br />

Price $600,000 - $900,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

Section<br />

600m2 plus<br />

Price up to $420,000<br />

Contact<br />

Ramee Kaur 022 345 3938<br />

ramee.kaur@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton<br />

Lifestyle property<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Land size 4 hectares<br />

Price up to $1,400,000<br />

Contact<br />

John Galt 027 461 9345<br />

john.galt@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 living areas<br />

Double or triple garaging<br />

Section 1000m2 plus<br />

Price up to $1,200,000<br />

Contact<br />

John Galt 027 461 9345<br />

john.galt@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton<br />

Lifestyle property<br />

Two dwellings for extended family<br />

Price up to $1,300,000<br />

Contact<br />

John Galt 027 461 9345<br />

john.galt@raywhite.com<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

3 bedrooms<br />

Good size section<br />

Price up to $650,000<br />

Broadfield/Lincoln/Prebbleton<br />

Lifestyle block<br />

4 bedroom family home<br />

Price up to $2,000,000<br />

Prebbleton & Surrounds<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Section 1000m2 plus<br />

Price up to $1,300,000<br />

Rolleston<br />

180m2 - 210m2 home<br />

600m2 - 800m2 section<br />

Price up to $900,000<br />

Contact<br />

Georgia Schofield 027 887 7282<br />

georgia.schofield@raywhite.com<br />

Contact<br />

Jackie Wither 027 450 3777<br />

jackie.wither@raywhite.com<br />

Contact<br />

Jackie Wither 027 450 3777<br />

jackie.wither@raywhite.com<br />

Contact<br />

Greg Brockbank 021 <strong>26</strong>2 9761<br />

greg.brockbank@raywhite.com<br />

West Melton<br />

250m2 plus home<br />

1000m2 - 2000m2 section<br />

Price up to $1,200,000<br />

Contact<br />

Greg Brockbank 021 <strong>26</strong>2 9761<br />

greg.brockbank@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms + study in a quiet street<br />

Approx. 300m2 on 1000m2 section<br />

3 car garaging or great O/S parking<br />

Price up to $1,400,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms in a quiet street<br />

Okay if it is a ‘doer upper’<br />

Section 800m2 plus, O/S parking<br />

Price up to $950,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston& Surrounds<br />

4+ bedrooms<br />

Dual living preferred<br />

Section 700m2 plus<br />

Price up to $1,000,000<br />

Contact<br />

Felicity D-C 027 779 9006<br />

felicity.dc@raywhite.com<br />

Are you considering selling? Do you have a property that matches one of these descriptions?<br />

Contact us now for a no obligation appraisal<br />

If you want to get SOLD, call us TODAY<br />

Ray White Rolleston 347 9988 | Ray White West Melton 347 9933 | Ray White Lincoln 325 7299<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Marketing your property<br />

– what does it mean?<br />

Marketing a property is<br />

more than presentation<br />

and advertising.<br />

Conceptually, marketing is<br />

identifying what prospective buyers<br />

are looking for then providing this. For<br />

example, larger homes and sections<br />

may appeal more to families. Young<br />

couples starting out, generally have<br />

tight budgets leading them to smaller<br />

properties, while older people may be<br />

looking to downsize.<br />

Brand new has a particular appeal<br />

however there will always be a market<br />

for established homes. Having a<br />

picture in your mind of the type of<br />

buyer will help in determining the<br />

features to emphasise.<br />

If repairs and maintenance need<br />

to be carried out before putting the<br />

property on the market, seek the<br />

advice of a real estate agent. They<br />

can advise on what tasks are worth<br />

completing and what might be<br />

unnecessary expense.<br />

Installing a new kitchen or changing<br />

the carpet may lift the house but will<br />

the expense be recouped in the sale<br />

price? On the other hand, modernising<br />

an outdated kitchen or bathroom<br />

could make a huge difference to<br />

the look of the place. Avoid going<br />

overboard unless the capital value of<br />

properties in the area justifies this.<br />

Real estate agents are in contact with<br />

prospective buyers so aware of what<br />

they are looking for. Draw on their<br />

expertise and advice to help make the<br />

most of the selling opportunity.<br />

Establishing a relevant and fair price<br />

for a property is important. Most<br />

agents calculate this based on the price<br />

properties in the area have sold for,<br />

and what a particular property has to<br />

offer. A unique or exceptional property<br />

may justify a higher price, though<br />

run-down properties can gain more<br />

than they appear to merit. This might<br />

be due to the area or other factors that<br />

suggest a good investment.<br />

When promoting a property, mix it<br />

up and be creative so your property<br />

stands out from the rest. TradeMe<br />

is a must; checked by most people<br />

looking to buy. Present the features the<br />

property offers as benefits to potential<br />

buyers.<br />

Erect a sign outside the property.<br />

People stop and look at photographs<br />

and this might spark sufficient<br />

interest for them to visit an open<br />

home. Spending a fortune on massive<br />

advertising campaigns in every media<br />

might seem a way to attract potential<br />

buyers but may be an unnecessary<br />

expense without the return. A better<br />

philosophy could be a little often.<br />

This will depend on the value of the<br />

property, your budget and how best to<br />

reach target buyers.<br />

Buyer perception is also significant.<br />

For example, properties that sit for a<br />

while can become stale. Resting the<br />

property by taking it off the market for<br />

a short time, then relisting perhaps in<br />

spring or when sales in the area appear<br />

to lift a little, can make a difference.<br />

However, if a property does not sell<br />

immediately there is no need for panic<br />

or dropping the price. It may simply be<br />

that the right buyer has not yet come<br />

along. If the mix is right your property<br />

will sell.<br />

If a property does not sell<br />

immediately there is no need for<br />

panic or dropping the price.


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NEW LISTING<br />

Darfield 11 Torlesse Crescent<br />

Light, bright and sure to<br />

delight<br />

Sun-drenched and character-packed, this lovely<br />

180sqm (approx) family home has three double<br />

bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen with modern<br />

appliances and updated family bathroom. Natural<br />

light streams into the living area via large windows and<br />

sliding door gives easy access to a private, covered<br />

deck. Log burner and two heat pumps. Set upon a<br />

851sqm (approx) fully-fenced section with established<br />

gardens. Separate laundry and double, internal access<br />

garaging complete the appeal.<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

10am, Wed 9 Feb <strong>2022</strong><br />

42 South Terrace, Darfield<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Jo McIntosh 027 384 4279<br />

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Adrienne Goodeve 021 977 877<br />

adrienne.goodeve@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5517490<br />

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS<br />

228 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston<br />

1 Cloverlea Court, Rolleston<br />

One MOre Listed!<br />

Laid Back Luxe!<br />

Deadline Sale: all offers to be presented 3pm 17th February (unless sold prior)<br />

Showcasing exceptional appointments and eye-catching qualities, this sprawling 5 bedroom residence set on 1456sqm<br />

provides an outstanding family lifestyle and is sure to impress on numerous levels.<br />

Timeless brick and timber encase the home, while a tiled entrance and personality infused contemporary décor awaits<br />

indoors. The open plan kitchen, decorated in country inspired tones, is a bright and welcoming space with floor to ceiling<br />

bifolds, walk-in scullery and a generous island that provides a central hub where family life will revolve. Interconnecting family<br />

living and dining spaces are boosted by an adjacent formal lounge with gas fire, which can be closed off or opened up as<br />

the occasion requires. A sizeable office with separate private entrance provides a wealth of options for the self-employed or<br />

those needing a designated work-from-home zone.<br />

The large offering of land naturally provides generous garaging and an abundance of space for outdoor entertaining and<br />

unwinding, with the inclusion of an outdoor spa pool for relaxing under the sun or stars.<br />

Uniquely appealing, this property will attract a wide range of buyers, and commands your earliest viewing. Contact Mike<br />

today for more information<br />

enquiries Over $849,000<br />

suburban sanctuary of style!<br />

Constructed in 2017 and set across two levels, the this well crafted residence features five bedrooms with inbuilt<br />

soundproofing for effortless liveability and enhanced privacy. Two of these are situated upstairs and enjoy the natural light<br />

delivered by a Velux skylights, while the smaller fifth bedroom could easily be utilised as a study should you require. The<br />

north-facing living zone is configured to please, with the modern kitchen, lounge and dining area all naturally interacting. It<br />

is also perfectly placed to overlook the garden, which is accessed via an expansive triple ranch slider and superbly sheltered<br />

courtesy of established native trees. An added bonus is exemplary insulation, an Econx home automation system, AMP<br />

and sound system speakers with Bluetooth that allow you to create an inviting ambience incredibly easily, particularly when<br />

entertaining friends and family.<br />

The 675sqm site is superbly sized, with its double gate access for a boat, internal access double garage, and garden shed,<br />

ensuring there is ample space and storage.<br />

The highly motivated vendors are eager to achieve a sale, with settlement preferred towards the end of <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Contact Mike for more information<br />

68 rolleston drive, rolleston<br />

0800 645 346<br />

www.oneagencyres.co.nz<br />

Mike Goatley<br />

027 249 5561<br />

Wade Goatley<br />

027 749 6468<br />

shane Jarvis<br />

022 130 0766<br />

Wayne McFarlane<br />

027 337 6093<br />

Real Estate Specialists Ltd Licenced REAA (2008)


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Dunsandel 227 Hunters Road<br />

New Listing<br />

Larger Lifestyle with Income<br />

From the moment you arrive down the tree lined driveway into this stunning lifestyle property you'll be sold. Located<br />

near Dunsandel is this large spacious family home set in established park like grounds on 30 hectares of prime land.<br />

A spacious well-appointed 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with 2 separate kitchens and 3 separate living spaces, well<br />

suited to the larger family or generational family living. Complemented by a centrally located laundry and internal<br />

access double garage plus additional detached double garage and a large sheltered courtyard. Set up with easy care<br />

in mind, having a large solar power system running the house and 3 robotic lawnmowers which help maintain this<br />

sheltered oasis.<br />

5 bay (20m x 10m) fully lockable shed with concrete floor. Domestic and stock water provided from on-farm well,<br />

consented for 8 litres/second, which also allows for irrigation via K-Line pods with the property currently in a mix of<br />

lucerne and pasture for silage production.<br />

If you're looking for a larger lifestyle block or downscaling from full time farming and looking for a well setup easy<br />

care property then this is worth inspection. Price is Plus GST (if any).<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

5 3 4<br />

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 8th February, <strong>2022</strong> at 3.00pm<br />

View Sun 30 Jan 2.00 - 2.45pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/DFR84939<br />

Gareth Cox<br />

M 021 250 9714 P 03 975 4506<br />

E gareth@pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


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Rolleston 4 Ruby Drive<br />

New Listing<br />

What a gem!<br />

Check out this fantastic family home loaded with extras and in a great location, handy to central Rolleston and easy<br />

link to the motorway.<br />

•Fantastic 4 bedroom home with study<br />

•Solar panels on the roof keep the power bills at bay!<br />

•Heating is sorted with 2x heatpumps and panel heaters<br />

•Alarmed for your security<br />

•Wired for surround sound in the separate living room, plus outdoor speakers<br />

•Bi-fold doors out to the sun-drenched and sheltered large wooden deck<br />

•Lovely garden pergola<br />

Deadline Sale: Weds 9th Feb at 6pm<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $869,000+<br />

View Thu 27 Jan 5.00 - 5.30pm<br />

Sun 30 Jan 1.00 - 1.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROU94687<br />

Angela Hunt<br />

M 021 548 777<br />

E angela.hunt@pb.co.nz<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


A large, quality home sited in a private and established<br />

5021m 2 park-like se ting in the sought after Claremont<br />

Estate on the boundary of Christchurch City.<br />

The home features four bedr oms (master with<br />

en suite and walk-in robe), open-plan kitchen, dining<br />

and living along with formal dining, lounge and<br />

conservatory. Great ind or outd or flow to a large<br />

sheltered deck set in sprawling lawns and easy care<br />

gardens with automated watering. Triple car garaging,<br />

security gates, ducted heating, solar energy and<br />

security system are just a few of the many extras on<br />

offer with this property. There is a separate standalone<br />

spacious office/studio that gives options for<br />

those who require a dedicated work from home space<br />

or alternatively, r om for a dependant relative.<br />

Set amongst other quality homes on larger sections,<br />

this property maintains a semi-rural f el whilst being<br />

a short, easy commute into the city or ou to Ro leston.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Auction (unless sold prior)<br />

Thursday 19 October, 2pm<br />

411 Blenheim Road<br />

www.pggwre.co.nz/DAR<strong>26</strong>164<br />

Karen Hennessy<br />

Contact:<br />

Phone: 03 341 4301<br />

Mobile: 027 967 0186<br />

karen.he ne sy@p gwrightson.co.nz<br />

W ek commencing Tuesday, 3Rd ocToBeR 2017<br />

Brand new ‘show stopper’ with 4 car garaging<br />

As always, this builder has finished his latest new build to<br />

perfection, incorporating a l the ‘must haves’ and more for<br />

the discerning buyer. Situated on a 12 0m 2 section, with<br />

an established backdrop, the substantial 315m 2 fl or plan<br />

provides the ultimate in family living options. The su ny &<br />

spacious open plan living r om boasts a designer kitchen<br />

with 90cms oven, stone bench tops & a walk in pantry,<br />

together with define dining, living & study spaces that<br />

The formal lounge als opens to the landscaped garden<br />

& has a boxed high stud ceiling with sound speakers. A l 4<br />

bedr oms are fabulously proportioned qu en sized r oms,<br />

with the master suite providing the perfect parents’ retreat<br />

featuring an amazing dre sing r om with fu l wardrobe<br />

system, a ditional storage & a beautiful tiled ensuite with<br />

double tiled shower, fr estanding bath & twin vanities. The<br />

family bathr om is equa ly elegant with a tiled shower &<br />

twin vanities. Cosy up in front of the log burner, k ep your<br />

toes warm with the under tile heating in the bathr oms &<br />

k ep c ol or warm, as required, a the push of a bu ton with<br />

2 heat pumps.<br />

The home’s practical layout also includes a walk-in linen<br />

r om, a substantial separate laundry, a tic storage with<br />

la der a ce s and last, but certainly not least, hugely sought<br />

after 4 car garaging. From the moment you a proach this<br />

premium property, you wi l a preciate what a privilege it<br />

would be to be able to ca l it ‘home’.<br />

www.flemington.co.nz<br />

DeaDline Sale:<br />

Closing 4pm on Monday<br />

11th June 2018<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

rwro leston.co.nz/RLL23148<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd<br />

Licensed (REAA 2 08) - West Melton<br />

Sarah Booth<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 527 8258<br />

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 224 4733<br />

Lincoln - 03 325 7299<br />

Ro leston - 03 347 9988<br />

West Melton - 03 347 9933<br />

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Your guide to all things Real Estate<br />

in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District<br />

Present your home with<br />

instant curb appeal<br />

The saying “first impressions count”<br />

can be especially true when looking<br />

to sell your property. Property photos<br />

are chosen to show the best features;<br />

however, seeing the property from the<br />

street can sway a decision. Potential<br />

buyers can be drawn in by instant<br />

curb appeal or discouraged by what<br />

they see. It is easy to have an attractive<br />

frontage with little effort. So what can<br />

you do to improve your odds of selling<br />

by having instant curb appeal?<br />

Ensure your property is easy to find<br />

with a clearly displayed house number,<br />

and if your mailbox is sitting on a lean<br />

or looking a bit battered, upgrade and<br />

get a new one that suits your property.<br />

Perhaps locate your house number<br />

on the house or fence in a more<br />

prominent place.<br />

One of the easiest fixes is to have<br />

trees and shrubs neatly trimmed, with<br />

deadwood removed. Adding pot plants<br />

with green foliage or a splash of colour<br />

can be inviting, add interest and<br />

so refresh it with a coat of paint or<br />

stain and clean any glass surrounds.<br />

Perhaps it’s time for new door<br />

handles or fixtures with updated<br />

hardware. Leisa Webster from Ray<br />

White Rolleston also suggests that<br />

any cobwebs be removed from the<br />

entrance, have clean doormats and<br />

sweep away any leaves. She also<br />

recommends removing any shoes or<br />

shoe racks from the front door.<br />

Tracey Brankin from Mike Pero Real<br />

Estate suggests, “touch up any shabby<br />

paintwork, e.g., fences, letterbox,<br />

employ a good window cleaner or<br />

clean them yourself and have your<br />

lawns mowed and possibly re-sown if<br />

needed.”<br />

Curb appeal aims to make interested<br />

parties want to view your home. Use<br />

paint, plants, colour, and fixtures so<br />

that your entranceway is clean, fresh<br />

and welcoming.<br />

The front door is an<br />

important feature, so<br />

refresh it with a coat of<br />

paint or stain<br />

enhance a dull or drab area. However, if<br />

there are already planters or pots, remove<br />

any dead plants or deadhead flowers and<br />

ensure no weeds. Also, remove any weeds<br />

from edgings, concrete joins and spouting<br />

if they’ve managed to find a home there.<br />

If there is any moss, algae or grime on<br />

driveways, walkways, patios, and decks,<br />

using a water blaster will quickly clean<br />

them up. Likewise, front gardens that are<br />

mulched, have stones or bark might be<br />

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This Week’s<br />

19<br />

Wednesday <strong>26</strong> Th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

sunday 30 Th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

43 Sunline avenue, Lincoln<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

5.00pm – 5.30pm<br />

23 Philippa Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

11.00am – 11.30am<br />

14 Fairfield Way, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

1.00pm – 1.45pm<br />

24 Te Raki Drive, Lincoln<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

5.00pm – 5.30pm<br />

76 Stott Drive, Darfield<br />

Property Brokers<br />

11.00am – 11.30am<br />

4B Renoir Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

1.15pm – 1.45pm<br />

16 Manor Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

5.30pm – 6.15pm<br />

6.00pm – 6.30pm<br />

6.00pm – 6.30pm<br />

24 Te Raki Drive, Lincoln<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

110 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

6 High Street, Kirwee<br />

Property Brokers<br />

Thursday 27 Th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

11.00am – 11.30am<br />

11.00am – 11.30am<br />

11.30am – 12.00pm<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm<br />

9 Patterson Terrace, Halswell<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

304 Jones Road, Rolleston<br />

Property Brokers<br />

6 High Street, Kirwee<br />

Property Brokers<br />

110 Shillingford Boulevard, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

1.30pm – 2.00pm<br />

1.30pm – 2.00pm<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

20 Campion Place, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

45 Tobollie Drive, Rolleston<br />

Bayleys Canterbury<br />

60 avanda avenue, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

9 Patterson Terrace, Halswell<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm<br />

14 Louis Lane, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

370 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

5.00pm – 5.30pm<br />

5.00pm – 5.30pm<br />

5.30pm – 6.00pm<br />

143 Lowes Road, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

4 Ruby Drive, Rolleston<br />

Property Brokers<br />

47 School Lane, Kirwee<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm<br />

37a Masefield Drive, Rolleson<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

72 anaru Road, Lincoln<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

1/328 Yaldhurst Road, avonhead<br />

Property Brokers<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

9/1135 Goulds Road, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

76 Stott Drive, Darfield<br />

Property Brokers<br />

5.30pm – 6.00pm<br />

37a Masefield Drive, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

12.30pm – 1.00pm<br />

143 Lowes Road, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

2.00pm – 2.30pm<br />

612 Springston Rolleston Road, Rolleston<br />

Property Brokers<br />

6.00pm – 6.30pm<br />

20 Campion Place, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

saTurday 29 Th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

12.30pm – 1.00pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

30 Bavaria Drive, Rolleston<br />

Bayleys Canterbury<br />

23 Philippa Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

2.00pm – 2.45pm<br />

2.30pm – 3.00pm<br />

227 Hunters Road, Dunsandel<br />

Property Brokers<br />

6 Will Street, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

12.00pm – 12.30pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.45pm<br />

37a Masefield Drive, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

14 Izone Drive, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

24 Te Raki Drive, Lincoln<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

57 Haymakers Crescent, Rolleston<br />

Matson & Allan Real Estate<br />

4 Ruby Drive, Rolleston<br />

Property Brokers<br />

61 Graeme Foote Street, Darfield<br />

Property Brokers<br />

2.45pm – 3.15pm<br />

3.00pm – 3.30pm<br />

47 School Lane, Kirwee<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

74 Kemble Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

1.00pm – 1.45pm<br />

23 Lake Terrace Road, Birdlings Flat<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

1.00pm – 1.30pm<br />

14 Izone Drive, Rolleston<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty<br />

3.15pm – 3.45pm<br />

3 Kingsdowne Way, West Melton<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

CHECK OUT THE SELWYN TIMES PROPERTY DIRECTORY EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR THE BEST OF PROPERTY IN THE SELWYN DISTRICT<br />

For full details of all<br />

Open Homes, please<br />

contact the Real<br />

Estate companies<br />

RAY WHITE<br />

Rolleston 03 347 9988<br />

www.rwrolleston.co.nz<br />

West Melton 03 347 9933<br />

www.rwwestmelton.co.nz<br />

Lincoln 03 325 7299<br />

www.rwlincoln.co.nz<br />

PROPERTY BROKERS<br />

www.propertybrokers.co.nz<br />

Rolleston 03 929 0306<br />

Darfield 03 975 4506<br />

Leeston 03 929 0306<br />

Lincoln 03 595 6954<br />

HARCOURTS<br />

www.fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz<br />

Harcourts Hornby 03 349 9919<br />

Harcourts Rolleston 03 347 4711<br />

Harcourts Lincoln 03 662 9933<br />

MATSON & ALLAN<br />

www.marealestate.co.nz<br />

Rolleston 03 347 9949<br />

Darfield 03 318 8204<br />

Leeston 03 324 3704<br />

BAYLEYS CANTERBURY www.bayleys.co.nz 03 375 4700<br />

Showhome<br />

Guide<br />

LOOKING FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION?<br />

Visit one of our stunning showhomes to gather ideas for your dream home<br />

Signature Homes<br />

Faringdon<br />

47 & 49 Lanner Drive, Rolleston<br />

Both Open Wed to Sun 12pm-4pm<br />

Show Room/Office:<br />

31 Watts Road, Sockburn<br />

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0800 8444 88 or 03 342 7788<br />

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Faringdon, 47 Lanner Drive, Rolleston<br />

SHOWHOMES<br />

Both showhomes<br />

Open Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm<br />

Faringdon, 49 Lanner Drive, Rolleston<br />

SHOWrOOM / OfficE<br />

31 Watts Road, Sockburn<br />

Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm<br />

0800 844 488<br />

signature.co.nz


20<br />

M-A<br />

MATSON & ALLAN<br />

REAL ESTATE LIMITED<br />

‘The<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Experts’<br />

Residential<br />

Lifestyle<br />

Rural Property<br />

Licensed REAA2008<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

ROLLESTON - 37 Faringdon Boulevard<br />

FABULOUS ON FARINGDON BOULEVARD<br />

ROLLESTON - 27C Stonebrook Drive<br />

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY<br />

• Four bedrooms<br />

• Master with ensuite and WIR<br />

• Two separate living areas<br />

• Modern and well-equipped kitchen<br />

• North facing outdoor living area<br />

• Established easy-care section<br />

• Convenient and popular location<br />

• Walking distance to popular amenities<br />

Deadline Sale: All offers to be presented<br />

on or before 1pm, Wednesday 9th February<br />

<strong>2022</strong> (unless sold prior) Inquiry is sought<br />

from those buyers with budgets over<br />

$805,000.<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0959<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

jackie@marealestate.co.nz<br />

• Private and sunny setting<br />

• Low maintenance<br />

• Three double bedrooms<br />

• Two versatile living areas<br />

• Modern spacious kitchen<br />

• Walk in pantry<br />

• Fantastic outdoor living<br />

• Wonderful heating options<br />

• Separate laundry<br />

• Popular and convenient central location<br />

• West Rolleston School Zone<br />

Price: Neg over $845,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0961<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

jackie@marealestate.co.nz<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

ROLLESTON - 51 Stonebrook Drive<br />

SUN DRENCHED & PRIVATE<br />

HALSWELL - 46 Greenwich Street<br />

RARE IN THIS LOCATION<br />

• Solid and low maintenance construction<br />

• Built in 2016 by GJ Gardner Homes<br />

• Two separate living areas<br />

• Study nook<br />

• Three double bedrooms<br />

Price: Neg over $835,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0957<br />

• Fabulous location<br />

• Intelligent floor plan<br />

• Large open plan living area<br />

• Three double bedrooms<br />

Price: Neg over $775,000<br />

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/MA0958<br />

• Master with ensuite and WIR<br />

• Contemporary kitchen with large butler’s pantry<br />

• Fabulous outdoor entertaining area<br />

• Highly desirable location<br />

• West Rolleston School zone<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

jackie@marealestate.co.nz<br />

• Master with ensuite<br />

• Light filled orientation<br />

• Neutral décor<br />

• Private 500sqm section<br />

Jackie Derrick<br />

027 636 3576<br />

jackie@marealestate.co.nz<br />

We would love the opportunity to work with you. Contact us today to discuss your options with our team.<br />

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204<br />

www.marealestate.co.nz

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