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Thursday,<strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>,<strong>2022</strong> | Issue987 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Hospitals<br />

shrouded in<br />

uncertainty<br />

By ADAM BURNS,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Aleading health expert says the future of rural<br />

hospitals, including those in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

could be ‘‘under threat’’ after the DHBs are<br />

scrapped later this year.<br />

It has been suggested the health reforms, set to<br />

come into effect in July, leave the long term<br />

prospects of healthcare facilities in the<br />

provinces shrouded in doubt.<br />

Former executive director of Salaried Medical<br />

Specialists and health commentator Ian Powell,<br />

says there is adanger of rural hospitals and GP<br />

services being compromised by acentralised<br />

system.<br />

Four hospitals in <strong>Canterbury</strong>, including<br />

facilities in Oxford and Waikari, were<br />

temporarily closed afortnight ago as 23 patients<br />

and residents were located to alternative<br />

facilities due to staffing concerns amid the<br />

Omicron outbreak.<br />

The move triggered fears from the community<br />

the hospitals were facing permanent closure.<br />

The suggestion, however, was ruled out by the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> District Health Board who assured<br />

those uplifted would be back within six weeks of<br />

the Omicron outbreak’s peak.<br />

But with the Government cutting DHB’s with<br />

the establishment of anational health service<br />

body, Mr Powell says the delivery of healthcare<br />

in rural communities could be in jeopardy.<br />

‘‘The threat to rural health is decisions will be<br />

made much further away from where those<br />

localities and communities are,’’ he says<br />

‘‘[The <strong>Canterbury</strong> DHB] has defined<br />

responsibilities for the whole of its population<br />

and its care, from what happens in general<br />

practice, resthomes, treatment in hospitals ...<br />

that disappears from July 1.<br />

Mr Powell says rural hospitals in <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

were ‘‘potentially’’ endangered. ‘‘Those running<br />

the hospitals will no longer have a<br />

irresponsibility for the care outside of the<br />

hospitals,’’ he says.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

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The Cheviot show did go on<br />

Young competitors were out in<br />

force at Cheviot Area Schoollast<br />

week, celebratingthings<br />

agricultural,pastoral, culinary,<br />

alongsideartsand crafts.<br />

As their local A&P Showwas ano<br />

show, thankstoCovid­19, theschool<br />

heldthe nextbestthing ­ashowof<br />

its own.<br />

Horsesweresubstituted for<br />

hobby arrangements, mumand<br />

dad’s gardenwas raided for prized<br />

veges, whileothersbaked or<br />

decoratedeggsand crafted lego<br />

creations.<br />

It was agreatday outfor the<br />

pupils,who likemany in rural<br />

populations, havehad fewevents to<br />

attend in recent times, including<br />

their annualshowwhichisa<br />

highlightonthe calendar.<br />

OrganiserMrs Loughnan saysit<br />

was great to havethe chance to<br />

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specialway’’.<br />

‘‘The childrenreally got into the<br />

spiritofthe day,and therewere<br />

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Mrs Loughnan saiditwas decided<br />

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versionofthe cancelledCheviot<br />

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schoolculture andthe schoolbeing<br />

partofthe Cheviot community’’.<br />

Activities were spreadaround the<br />

schoolgrounds,withstudents<br />

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The wholeschoolwas involved<br />

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creations,crafts and afashion show.<br />

Hobby horseclasses included<br />

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Proposed rate increase too steep<br />

By ADAM BURNS<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong>isproposing<br />

an average rate increase of 24.1<br />

percent whichhas been described by<br />

onecouncilloras‘‘ridiculous’’<br />

Claire McKay,a<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

constituentcouncillor saysthe<br />

increase is far too steep for ratepayers<br />

amid extensivecostofliving concerns.<br />

An average rates increase of 24.1 %<br />

forratepayers is beingrecommended<br />

by the regionalcouncilinabid to<br />

tacklethe ‘‘impacts of climate change’’.<br />

It is partofaproposed $264 million<br />

worthofactivitiesfor the upcoming<br />

financial year.<br />

ECan openedupits draft annual plan<br />

forconsultation afortnight ago with<br />

options on atwo­year trial of free, or<br />

reduced bus fares,recovery from the<br />

May2021 <strong>Canterbury</strong> floods and<br />

redistribution of floodprotection rates<br />

in the Ashburtondistrict.<br />

Afuture levy to fund action in<br />

response to climatechange is another<br />

mattercouncilwas seekingfeedback<br />

on.<br />

‘‘It's ridiculous...ifitwas 12 %you<br />

couldjustify it in thecurrent<br />

circumstances,’’she says.<br />

‘‘What doesconcernmeissince that<br />

draft (plan)has been puttogether,we<br />

know we're looking at ahigher<br />

inflation figureinthe nextquarter and<br />

probably the middle quarter before<br />

2440277<br />

Claire McKay<br />

RVCentral<br />

Rangiora<br />

we've even got started.’’<br />

She was one of two members,<br />

alongsideMegan Hands,tovote against<br />

the documentgoing out for<br />

consultation,there was someconcern<br />

elsewherearound thetableabout the<br />

sizeofthe increase.<br />

In <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, residents are<br />

facing increases of between 18 to 26 %,<br />

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in theWaimakariri,23%inthe<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>ECAN councillor<br />

Grant Edgebelieved it was an<br />

investment whichneeded to be made.<br />

‘‘The worldhas to reduceits carbon<br />

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‘‘The groupswe'retargeting for the<br />

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‘‘despiteits message public transport<br />

was akey tool forreducing emissions’’.<br />

‘‘I challengethis[council]table to<br />

pause, reflect and consider this huge<br />

impact,inthe faceofthe real­world<br />

challenges, including economic signals<br />

thatour communities are already<br />

being significantlyimpacted and<br />

stressed,’’ she said, at the February 24<br />

meeting.<br />

‘‘This is noteven remotelyaffordable<br />

for our ratepayers and communities.’’<br />

Consultationonthe draftplan closes<br />

April 3.<br />

Four-wheel tour over NC high country<br />

Afour­wheel drive tour over some of<br />

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

country, will be held by the Amuri and<br />

Hawarden­Waikari Lions Clubs on<br />

Sunday, April 3.<br />

Participants can enjoy views of the<br />

Waipara Gorge, the Amuri Basin, Greta<br />

Valley and the distant Port Hills.<br />

The tour runs through the farming<br />

propertiesofRed Oaks, Three Deans,<br />

Rural hospitals are important to communities<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘Thefurther away decision­makers<br />

are from understanding what smaller<br />

hospitals do, the lessthey know their<br />

importance.<br />

‘‘There’sagreaterrisk of the wrong<br />

decisions being madebecausethe<br />

nature of rural healthmay not fully be<br />

understood.’’<br />

Friends of Oxford Hospital<br />

president Linda Huriasays a<br />

temporary closure of Oxford wouldbe<br />

‘‘very devastating’’.<br />

‘‘It’s afocalpointofthe community...<br />

the communitywould fight forit.’’<br />

Broxtonand the Pyramids, finishing at the<br />

Pyramid Valley Moa swamp.Adisplayof<br />

moa bones and an informativetalk will be<br />

held at the site.<br />

Participants will meet at the Red Oaks<br />

Woolshed at 9.30am 32 Fergusons Road,<br />

Waikari(follow the Weka Pass Loop Road<br />

to Fergusons Road).Vehicles move off at<br />

10am.<br />

Avaccinepass and masks are required<br />

The Future of Health websitesays<br />

Health NZ’slocalitymodel willenable<br />

muchgreater community<br />

consultation, involvement, and<br />

representation on how health care is<br />

designed and delivered, an assertion<br />

echoedbyHealthMinisterAndrew<br />

Little,asreportedbythe NZ Herald<br />

lastweek.<br />

Mr Powell rubbished the remarks,<br />

saying it was nothing more than a<br />

rhetorical soundbite.<br />

‘‘They haven’t worked it out...they<br />

havenoidea.’’<br />

The temporary closures of Oxford,<br />

when outside of vehicles. No dogs are<br />

allowed as vehicles travelover working<br />

farms. The drive is for 4x4 vehicles with<br />

suitable tyres,high clearance and four<br />

wheeldrive.Right of refusal for<br />

unsuitablevehicles. Take your ownlunch.<br />

To enter go to the Amuri Lions Club<br />

Facebook page for onlineregistration.<br />

It will cost $85 per vehicle. The<br />

postponement date is April 10.<br />

Waikari, Darfieldand Ellesmere<br />

hospitalswere touched on by the<br />

healthselect committee duringlast<br />

week’s<strong>Canterbury</strong> DHB annual<br />

review.<br />

DHB chair Sir John Hansentold<br />

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey long<br />

term decisions around thehospitals<br />

were out of the board’shands.<br />

‘‘I’vemadeitvery plain thatitisnot<br />

up to this boardtomakeany longer<br />

term decisions around those rural<br />

hospitalsgiventhe reforms that are<br />

comingalong,’’hesays. ‘‘It is a<br />

decision for Health NZ and others.’’


Demolition of hospital begins<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

3<br />

Work hasbegun demolishing the old<br />

Rangiora Hospital to make way for<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>'s new health centre.<br />

It is expected to take four to five<br />

months.<br />

The new facility will be part of the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> District Health Board’s<br />

(CDHB) Rangiora Health Hub,which<br />

will sitalongsidethe board’s<br />

MaternityUnit andCommunity<br />

ServicesCentre.<br />

CDHB infrastructure executive<br />

director Dr Rob Ojala saysthe work<br />

will include redevelopment workat<br />

the Ashley Street entrance, and<br />

gravelling the formerRangiora<br />

Hospital site.<br />

‘‘`SouthLink Health Services Group<br />

is working througharesource consent<br />

process, and hopestobe able to<br />

progress theirplans to buildand<br />

operate the new family health and<br />

urgent care centre on the site,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

The new facility will include the<br />

existingRangiora general<br />

practitioner centres of Good Street<br />

Medical Corner and Rangiora Family<br />

Doctors, and willbeopen for extended<br />

hoursbetween 8am and 10pm, sevendays­a­week.<br />

The old hospital building was<br />

opened in 1924,and is being<br />

demolishedbecause it is no longer fit<br />

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Demolition under way ... Work has begun knocking down the old Rangiora Hospital after<br />

work was completed to remove asbestos from the building .<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Waimakariri housing issues spark concern<br />

ADAM BURNS,<br />

LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTER<br />

Ongoing work by aworking group<br />

enlisted to tackle housing issues in the<br />

Waimakariri district has sparked<br />

concerns about the council<br />

unnecessarily burdening its ratepayers.<br />

Waimakariri District Councillor<br />

Kirstyn Barnett has suggested the aims<br />

of the council­led housing working<br />

group are too vast, and believes there<br />

needs to be greater clarity on council’s<br />

role in addressing issues which were<br />

ultimately central government’s<br />

responsibility.<br />

The committee —first established in<br />

May 2021 to assess ‘‘short and long term’’<br />

housing needs in the district —<br />

presented an interim report to council a<br />

fortnight ago around its progress.<br />

However councillor Barnett has<br />

doubts as to how much onus council was<br />

putting on itself around what was a<br />

‘‘critical’’ national issue.<br />

‘‘Should it come from taxes or rates,’’<br />

she says.<br />

‘‘I’ve always had aphilosophical<br />

problem with taking initiatives for<br />

housing out of rates.’’<br />

‘‘The scope of this working party...I<br />

was alittle concerned it was expending<br />

too far, and that’s in response to a<br />

growing need in this district,<br />

particularly around elderly housing.’’<br />

The Ministry of Social Development’s<br />

(MSD) waiting list for those requiring<br />

housing assistance sat at 90 in the<br />

Waimakariri as of December 2021, more<br />

than half of available housing stock with<br />

Kainga Ora in the district.<br />

The rapidly increasing number of<br />

elderly persons on limited incomes, and<br />

‘‘uncertainty about how they will be<br />

adequately housed in the future’’ has<br />

also been recorded as akey concern by<br />

the group.<br />

Council is determining how $2.5<br />

million can be reinvested after it sold off<br />

seven community housing units which<br />

were not meeting strategic objectives.<br />

It agreed to advance $35,000 for<br />

additional resourcing to support its<br />

housing, acquisitions and disposals<br />

working groups, although councillor<br />

Barnett voted against this<br />

recommendation at the <strong>March</strong> 1<br />

meeting.<br />

Although supportive of the group, she<br />

says there needed to be more robust<br />

discussions with the wider community<br />

to determine whether there was an<br />

appetite for rates to be expended on<br />

housing.<br />

‘‘In terms of consenting, land<br />

provision and zoning...I think that’s<br />

definitely council’s role in terms of<br />

infrastructure,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘But I’m not entirely sure we should<br />

be moving any further into the arena of<br />

social housing.’’<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon says<br />

councils and local government could<br />

have ‘‘more influence’’ in the area of<br />

social housing in the future.<br />

‘‘We have agood record with social<br />

housing in this district, but we could be<br />

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Sleep very important<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Sentimental value ... The theft of avase prompted Ken Marsh to place asign outside his<br />

home to alert others to the theft.<br />

PHOTO:ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Metre high urn stolen<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Ken Marshisangry, and sad.<br />

Ametre­highurn­shapedvase, which<br />

has huge sentimentalvalue, has been<br />

stolen from his Rangioraproperty.<br />

It was given to him by his late wife, and<br />

stoodbeside the garagedoor of his<br />

Collingwood Avenuehome.<br />

Mr Marsh polished it every couple of<br />

weeks.<br />

He has reported the thefttothe police,<br />

and desperately wantsitback.<br />

‘‘It’s been thereeight years.Ithas<br />

sentimental value,otherwiseIwouldn’tbe<br />

bothered about it,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘It wassimply ornamental.Itwas lovely<br />

and bright.’’<br />

He wrote asignonplywood, and placed<br />

it against his mailbox, alerting people to<br />

the theft, appealingfor information, and<br />

sayingthe policewere looking for it.<br />

Alot of peoplehad read the signsince<br />

the vasewas stolen, Mr Marshsays. He has<br />

now taken it inside. ‘‘The main reason Iput<br />

the signout was so everyone around here<br />

knows someone is pokingaround,’’hesays.<br />

Mr Marshsays it was pretty heavy and<br />

would have needed agood strong person,<br />

or acouple of people, to lift it.<br />

If Kaiapoi author and public speaker<br />

MichaelHempseed was runningfor<br />

publicoffice hissloganwould be: ‘‘Make<br />

New Zealand Sleep Again’’.<br />

``Sleepisthatimportant,’’the authorof<br />

Being ATrue Hero: Understanding and<br />

Preventing Suicide in Your Community,<br />

toldthe audienceattending hispublictalk<br />

heldinKaiapoi on Wednesday lastweek.<br />

Michaelisaprofessionalspeaker on<br />

topics suchasunderstanding and<br />

preventing mentalillness, suicide<br />

prevention andovercomingfailure.<br />

His freeKaiapoi talk, TheArt of<br />

Resilience: How to cope in these tough<br />

times,was thefirstinthe PersonTo<br />

PersonHelpTrust's Cafe Connection<br />

seriesbeingheldinthe Rivertown Cafe.<br />

Research showed thatmorethan<br />

anythinglackofsleepwas aleading<br />

contributor to depression and anxiety,<br />

Michaelsaid.<br />

‘‘Ifyou wanttocopebetter with anxiety<br />

and depressionyou need to get good<br />

sleep.’’<br />

To do this peopleshouldnot sleepwith<br />

their mobile phones nearby, because<br />

brokenorinterruptedsleep was worse<br />

thannosleep, he said<br />

‘‘Ifpeople reallybelievetheirarmswill<br />

falloff without theirphones on the<br />

bedside table,theyshould at least switch<br />

it offorontoflight mode to avoid<br />

interruptedsleep.’’<br />

‘‘Racing thoughts,’’ where intrusive,<br />

often negative or depressing scenarios<br />

bombarded the brain werealsoacommon<br />

cause of sleeplessness, which could<br />

sometimeseven lead to suicidal thoughts.<br />

The best waytodeal withthiskindof<br />

sleep interruption wastoget up andwrite<br />

those thoughts down,Michaelsaid.<br />

Thishelped to slowthe brain down and<br />

Sleep advocate ... Kaiapoi author and<br />

public speaker, Michael Hempseed.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

enablesleeptoreturn.<br />

Low resiliencewas alsoakeyfactor<br />

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People withlow resilience were often<br />

overwhelmed when things wentwrong.<br />

Those withhigher resilienceexpected<br />

thingscould go wrong and were ableto<br />

copewith adversitybetter.<br />

Michaelsaid therewere fourkey factors<br />

which contributed to highresilience.<br />

Being part of afamily,travelling,<br />

challenging yourself to do new things and<br />

volunteering.<br />

The Person To PersonHelp Trust’s<br />

community co­ordinator, Audrey<br />

Dragovich,said theyare pleasedwithhow<br />

the event went.<br />

The next talkisoncrime prevention,on<br />

Wednesday, April 6.<br />

New outdoor market starts up in Rangiora at showgrounds<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Anew outdoormarkethas been<br />

established in Rangiora by agroup of<br />

volunteers wanting to provide an<br />

event for people to enjoy.<br />

The inauguralRangiora Welcome<br />

Market washeld at the Rangiora A&P<br />

Showgrounds on Thursday,<strong>March</strong> 10,<br />

from3pm to 7pm with around 50<br />

stallholders taking part and agoodsized<br />

crowdattending.<br />

Its plannedtohold the market every<br />

Thursday with reduced hours of 3pm­<br />

6pm during the winter.<br />

One of the booking agents forthe<br />

market, Donald Tappin, said it was<br />

organised for the community because<br />

of the lack of eventsinrecent times<br />

due to Covid­19 isolation restrictions.<br />

‘‘It has worked, look at how many<br />

peopleare here.Itisagreat turnout<br />

for the first night.’'<br />

Another volunteer said the idea for<br />

the market ‘‘just sort of gre’’' from a<br />

group of community­mindedpeople<br />

who wanted to createsomething in<br />

Rangiora for peopletoget together<br />

duringdifficult circumstances.<br />

‘‘We didn’twant to callitthe<br />

Freedom Market,because that is<br />

divisive,and we are not quitea<br />

farmers’ market either.<br />

‘‘It is about being welcoming,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

The Rangiora WelcomeMarketwas<br />

seen as agood option.<br />

More information about the market<br />

can be foundat<br />

rangiorawelcomemarket.nz<br />

Music man ... John Forster, aretired school teacher from Pegasus, busking at the<br />

market.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP


Longer hospital stays<br />

wanted for new mums<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Audrey Dragovich spent International<br />

Women’sDay much like any other, being<br />

involved in the Kaiapoi community.<br />

It began by joiningmums and adad at<br />

Waka iti Playgroup, apreschool ministry<br />

organised by the PersonToPersonHelp<br />

Trust.<br />

In the afternoon Audreydid avolunteer<br />

shiftatRivertown Options,another trustrun<br />

ministry whichoffers good<br />

secondhand clothing for families where<br />

she chatswith acrosssectionofpeople.<br />

Audrey, who livesinMandeville and is<br />

community co­ordinatorfor the Person To<br />

Person Help Trust, and also amember of<br />

GLOW (Global Locals of Waimakariri),<br />

beganvolunteering in 2004when she<br />

worked alongside others to run aMothers<br />

of Preschoolers community group aptly<br />

name MOPS.<br />

‘‘This drew out my passion for working<br />

with preschoolmums and sensinghow<br />

important it is to allow mums the<br />

opportunity for timeout and build<br />

resilience,supporting mental health,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

``Followingthat Ihave beenapart of<br />

otherpreschool ministries like<br />

playgroups, playcentresand Mainly<br />

Music.’’<br />

Audrey says she feels blessed to be living<br />

and working in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> and<br />

seeing more and more collaboration<br />

occurring.<br />

‘‘This is great, but Ialso sense the need<br />

to build on connectivenessbyidentifying<br />

talents, and skills so everyone has asense<br />

of belonging,’’she says.<br />

Her greatest concern for women’s<br />

welfare is how new mumsare discharged<br />

from hospitals almostimmediately after<br />

Community minded ... Person To Person<br />

Help Trust’s community co­ordinator,<br />

Audrey Dragovich.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP.<br />

givingbirth.<br />

‘‘`It is so, so wrongtome. We set mothers<br />

up for failure from the outset,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘Midwivesand Plunket are great in New<br />

Zealand but there is alot of alone­time for<br />

mothers and even more so todayfor many<br />

who don'thave family support. Not only<br />

immigrant mums, but manyKiwi mums<br />

from brokenfamilyrelationships.’’<br />

InternationalWomen’s Day is held every<br />

year on <strong>March</strong> 8tomark the economic,<br />

political and social achievements of<br />

women.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

5<br />

Head students<br />

DearEditor,<br />

Ihavebeen startledafter movingto<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, andstartingtolookat schools<br />

forouryoungchildren, to findthat thelocal area school hasanevident lack of<br />

commitment to gender equality.<br />

Irefer to the‘headstudents’ (no more boys and girls, apparently) of Oxford Area<br />

School, all of whomare young women.<br />

The situation appears to be the same at Hurunui College. Iamsure theseyoung<br />

women are well qualified for theirposts, and congratulate them on their<br />

achievements.<br />

But are we to believe that there is not asingle male student in Oxford or Hurunui<br />

who can be trusted in aleadership position?<br />

If this is so –anditisveryconcerning –Iinvitethe principals to explain what they,<br />

and their staff, havebeendoingfor thepastthirteen years to prepare alloftheir<br />

students to become theleaders that oursociety needs. At present, it appearsthat<br />

theyare leavinghalfof thembehind.<br />

Yours,<br />

BenKingsbury,<br />

Burnt Hill.<br />

Hurunui CollegePrincipalStephen Beck replies:<br />

Thefundamental definition of gender equality is thestate in whichaccesstorights<br />

or opportunitiesisunaffected by gender. Hurunui College reinstated the concept of<br />

head students nine years ago and intentionally did not introducethe ideaof head<br />

boys andheadgirls.Itwas importanttousthatthe rightpeoplewith the right<br />

abilitiesand attitudesare given theopportunityto be head students. In that time<br />

we have had head students that have been all males, all females and amixtureof<br />

both.Studentshave movedonfromthetraditional concept that school student<br />

leaders need to be divided intomales andfemales and arecomfortable withthe idea<br />

thatit's the right personfor thejob thatcounts. It may just takesomeofusalittle<br />

longer to cometo termswiththis, butI'm surewe'll getthere.<br />

Oxford Area School Principal, Mike Hart replies:<br />

Formany years Oxford Area School has assembled ateamofstudentleaders<br />

based on the bestfit forthe role,neithergender nor number of students<br />

predetermined. Some years there may be more boys thangirls, others where gender<br />

is even (for example in 2021 three boys and three girls).<br />

We have awell­thought­outprocessthat starts with anomination, collected voice<br />

from theirpeers,our staff, andeach nominated student is interviewed to<br />

understand more closely how they see themselves fit the role. Aside fromour<br />

student leadershipteam, we havemanyleadership opportunities available<br />

throughout our school.<br />

More Letters to<br />

the Editor page 6.<br />

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OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Acomplex time and<br />

now time to pause<br />

It’s time <strong>Canterbury</strong> website provides<br />

comprehensive insights from the Climate<br />

change working group under the<br />

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

The website provides detailed<br />

information on what the Hurunui District<br />

is doing, alongside otherterritorial<br />

authorities across the region.<br />

Climate change affects communities<br />

now, but its full impact will be felt across<br />

generations.<br />

The specific impactswill be felt<br />

differently, in different places,with the<br />

risks and opportunities also differing from<br />

place to place.<br />

As amember of the <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral<br />

Forum Climate change working group, I<br />

am pleased to signify the progressweare<br />

making although Iammindful that there is<br />

much more to do.<br />

Following the announcementinOctober<br />

2021 to legislate to establish four new<br />

publicly owned water services entities,<br />

many within local government and the<br />

communityraised concernsabout public<br />

ownership, the risk of privatisation and<br />

loss of local voice.<br />

Aministerial working group was<br />

established headed by an independent<br />

chair and equalnumber of local<br />

government and iwi leaders.<br />

The working group heard arange of<br />

views, considered people’s frustrations,<br />

and have formed arange of 47<br />

recommendations, whichmay be found on<br />

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

One recommendation includesthe need<br />

to rethinkhow to recover confidence lost<br />

by the earlier media campaign.<br />

Communities4local Democracy now<br />

has growing membership, and is<br />

representative of 32 councils and believes<br />

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

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Good<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Mar <strong>17</strong> Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23<br />

Rise 7:27am<br />

Set 7:46pm<br />

Best 12:21am<br />

Times 12:45pm<br />

Set 5:37am<br />

Rise 7:39pm<br />

Gentle SE<br />

Good<br />

Rise 7:28am<br />

Set 7:45pm<br />

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Times<br />

1:08am<br />

1:31pm<br />

Set 6:47am<br />

Rise 8:02pm<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

there is abetter option than the ‘‘one size<br />

fits all” being proposed. Local<br />

responsibilityand accountability,<br />

meaningful mana whenuarepresentation,<br />

and local infrastructure in direct<br />

ownership of local communities, with real<br />

protectionagainstprivatisation, are key<br />

elements to be addressed at aplanned<br />

meetingthe Minister in Wellington on<br />

Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 16.<br />

The raft of legislative change, the speed<br />

of delivery, and the apparentpoorly<br />

constructed policy is having adetrimental<br />

impact on rural businesses. Our<br />

community feels like it has lost its voice<br />

over awide range of issues, and I<br />

encourage the government to engage –stop<br />

and have aconversation, listentothose<br />

who are doing the hard mahiand let’s work<br />

together so thatNew Zealand INC gets the<br />

outcomes it needs and deserves.<br />

Rushing to deliver inside this<br />

parliamentary term will not necessarily<br />

deliveroptimum results.<br />

Covid­19 continues to have apresence in<br />

our district with many families being<br />

either confirmed or aclose contact.Iurge<br />

you to initially reach to your health centre<br />

for advice, and if welfaresupport is<br />

required, the Community Partnership<br />

team at council can supportthrough the<br />

MSD funded NextStep facilitator.<br />

Our grandold hospital at Waikari is<br />

having to take atemporary closureduring<br />

this time of Covid­19.Asacommunitywe<br />

will work together to ensure awelcome<br />

return to strong occupancy. Along with the<br />

qualitycare it is known for, this hospital<br />

providesacriticallink to health care for<br />

our district.<br />

So much is happening in the world,lets<br />

be safe out there. Kia Kaha<br />

Clarification of expenditure<br />

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

astoryon<strong>March</strong> 3onthe Kaikoura<br />

District Council'sroadingexpenditure,<br />

whichsuggested storm­damagedroads<br />

was the primaryfactor in the council's<br />

high expenditure over thesummer<br />

period. The bulk of the $1.7million<br />

expenditure betweenNovember 2021<br />

and January was planned capital<br />

expenditure in terms of the council's<br />

roading resealand <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

TransportInfrastructure Recovery<br />

(NCTIR) haul routesprogramme.<br />

Weather­related costsamountedto<br />

between $50,000­$60,000over this<br />

period. Councilsays generally its<br />

roading network "performed very well<br />

during the recent heavyrain periods".<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 7:29am<br />

Set 7:43pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:54am<br />

2:<strong>17</strong>pm<br />

Set 7:57am<br />

Rise 8:24pm<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 7:30am<br />

Set 7:41pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:40am<br />

3:04pm<br />

Set 9:09am<br />

Rise 8:47pm<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Ok<br />

Future of hospitals<br />

DearEditor,<br />

Perhaps it is unfair of me to suggestthat the CDHB's assurance that the Oxford,<br />

Waikari, Darfield and Ellesmere hospitalswill again be acceptingresidents<br />

‘‘within six weeks of theOmicron peak’’, whenever that mightbe, cannot be<br />

relied on (NC <strong>News</strong>10<strong>March</strong>).<br />

The reasonIsuggest thisisthat as fromJuly 1, <strong>2022</strong>the CDHB will no longer<br />

exist,andwillnot be in aposition to makeany decisions about the long­term<br />

future of these hospitals. Instead, HealthNew Zealand and the Maori Health<br />

Authority will be makingdecisionsaboutpublic healthcare in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, once the new ‘‘localities’’ havebeen establishedthroughoutNew<br />

Zealand.<br />

The Mayorsshould instead be focussingtheir efforts solely on the Minister of<br />

Health aboutthese hospitalsinthe newera,assuggested in thearticle about<br />

their concernsfor thepotential future plansfor these facilities.<br />

So far, while Nationalhas threatened thatifelected theywill repealthe Three<br />

Waters legislation, they have not indicatedtheir intentions to do the same with<br />

the Pae Ora Healthy Futures Bill, soon to be an Act, which will disestablish the<br />

20 DHBs.<br />

Yours,<br />

Dr Michael Gousmett, FGNZ PhDBCom(Hons) BBS Dip CM DipTchg.<br />

Rise 7:31am<br />

Set 7:39pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

Covid leadership<br />

DearEditor,<br />

In reply to MWatson’sletter (<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> 3), my husband and<br />

Iheartily endorsewhat she stated.<br />

We are both pensioners andare so pleased thatsofar none of our family has<br />

contracted Covidthanks to the leadership of Jacinda Ardernand her<br />

Government.<br />

Yours, LExeter, Rangiora.<br />

Three waters<br />

DearEditor,<br />

Waimakariri ratepayersclearly won’t be fooledby Labour’s working groups or<br />

any other proposed amendmentstotheirfailing Three Waters reforms.<br />

The realityis thereistoo muchbad faithalreadywith this assetgrab. The<br />

government’s approach of forcing this on localcommunities hasbackfired.<br />

Any changesthey propose nowwon’tbe enoughtoconvince people, and any<br />

proposed changeswon’t fix the fundamentalflaws in the government’s reforms.<br />

Waimakariri ratepayers whohave workedhardtopay for local waterassets<br />

willstill have no localcontrol.<br />

They don’t need the governmentinsultingtheir intelligence by proposing<br />

amendments fromahand­picked working group, including former Labour<br />

ministers.<br />

I’m encouragedbythe manyresidents who have reachedout to me to offer<br />

their fence for my opposing ThreeWaters billboard campaign.<br />

I’m not convinced the reformscould achievethe efficienciespromised by the<br />

government, andneither are the Waimakariri ratepayers.<br />

The government, however, appearsnot to be listening.<br />

Once again, they’ve made up their mind, and thinktheyknowbestfor all of us.<br />

Iintend to fight, along with my Nationalcolleagues, to keepthe ‘local’inlocal<br />

government by encouraging councils to collaborate, contract or formCCOs, and<br />

letting communities decidewhat’s rightfor them–not bureaucrats in<br />

Wellington. (Abridged. Editor).<br />

Yours, Waimakariri MP,<br />

Matt Doocey.<br />

3:28am<br />

3:53pm<br />

Set 10:23am<br />

Rise 9:12pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Lost and found property<br />

The following property has been reportedtothe police as lost in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> –have you seen it? Ablack purse; aSamsung A50 phone in ablue<br />

case.<br />

ABauer Razor bike was found in Pegasus.<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 7:33am<br />

Set 7:37pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

4:18am<br />

4:45pm<br />

Set 11:38am<br />

Rise 9:42pm<br />

Gentle SW becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 7:34am<br />

Set 7:36pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

5:12am<br />

5:40pm<br />

Set 12:55pm<br />

Rise 10:18pm<br />

Moderate Sturning<br />

E<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

SE 1.2 m SE 0.8 m E0.8 m E1.1 m E1.4 m E1.4 m E1.2 m<br />

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Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri 4:47am 2.3 11:01am 0.7 5:29am 2.3 11:44am 0.6 6:12am 2.3 12:07am 0.6 6:59am 2.4 12:53am 0.5 7:48am 2.4 1:41am 0.5 8:41am 2.3 2:31am 0.5 9:37am 2.3 3:23am 0.5<br />

Mouth<br />

5:07pm 2.2 11:21pm 0.6 5:51pm 2.3<br />

6:37pm 2.3 12:28pm 0.6 7:26pm 2.4 1:15pm 0.5 8:<strong>17</strong>pm 2.4 2:03pm 0.5 9:10pm 2.4 2:53pm 0.5 10:05pm 2.4 3:47pm 0.5<br />

Amberley 4:47am 2.3 11:01am 0.7 5:29am 2.3 11:44am 0.6 6:12am 2.3 12:07am 0.6 6:59am 2.4 12:53am 0.5 7:48am 2.4 1:41am 0.5 8:41am 2.3 2:31am 0.5 9:37am 2.3 3:23am 0.5<br />

Beach<br />

5:07pm 2.2 11:21pm 0.6 5:51pm 2.3<br />

6:37pm 2.3 12:28pm 0.6 7:26pm 2.4 1:15pm 0.5 8:<strong>17</strong>pm 2.4 2:03pm 0.5 9:10pm 2.4 2:53pm 0.5 10:05pm 2.4 3:47pm 0.5<br />

4:56am 2.3 11:10am 0.7 5:38am 2.3 11:53am 0.6 6:21am 2.3 12:16am 0.6 7:08am 2.4 1:02am 0.5 7:57am 2.4 1:50am 0.5 8:50am 2.3 2:40am 0.5 9:46am 2.3 3:32am 0.5<br />

Motunau 5:16pm 2.2 11:30pm 0.6 6:00pm 2.3<br />

6:46pm 2.3 12:37pm 0.6 7:35pm 2.4 1:24pm 0.5 8:26pm 2.4 2:12pm 0.5 9:19pm 2.4 3:02pm 0.5 10:14pm 2.4 3:56pm 0.5<br />

4:58am 2.3 11:12am 0.7 5:40am 2.3 11:55am 0.6 6:23am 2.3 12:18am 0.6 7:10am 2.4 1:04am 0.5 7:59am 2.4 1:52am 0.5 8:52am 2.3 2:42am 0.5 9:48am 2.3 3:34am 0.5<br />

Gore Bay 5:18pm 2.2 11:32pm 0.6 6:02pm 2.3<br />

6:48pm 2.3 12:39pm 0.6 7:37pm 2.4 1:26pm 0.5 8:28pm 2.4 2:14pm 0.5 9:21pm 2.4 3:04pm 0.5 10:16pm 2.4 3:58pm 0.5<br />

4:50am 1.7 11:03am 0.5 5:33am 1.8 11:46am 0.5 6:18am 1.8 12:06am 0.4 7:06am 1.8 12:53am 0.4 7:56am 1.8 1:43am 0.4 8:48am 1.8 2:36am 0.4 9:43am 1.8 3:31am 0.4<br />

Kaikoura 5:11pm 1.6 11:20pm 0.5 5:55pm 1.7<br />

6:42pm 1.7 12:30pm 0.5 7:30pm 1.8 1:18pm 0.5 8:21pm 1.8 2:07pm 0.4 9:13pm 1.8 2:59pm 0.4 10:08pm 1.8 3:52pm 0.4<br />

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

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CAB focus on renters’ rights<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

‘‘Renters’ rights’’ is set to be the focus of<br />

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14 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Stormwater work under way<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Physical worksare finally under way in<br />

the Kaiapoistormwaterand flooding<br />

improvements‘‘shovelready’’ project.<br />

The first major stage of construction<br />

workiswell underway, with works being<br />

carried out on Otaki Street,Porters Place,<br />

ChapmanPlaceand AshleyPlace.<br />

DeputyMayorCrNevilleAtkinson is<br />

thrilled to see workfinally happening.<br />

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‘‘Ifall the calculationsare right,<br />

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least be alot less.’’<br />

The projectisbeingjointly fundedby<br />

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Government, which is contributing$9<br />

million as aCovid­19 ‘‘shovelready’’<br />

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The upgrade works willimprovethe<br />

stormwaternetwork across Kaiapoiand<br />

reducethe likelihood of flooding in major<br />

storm events.<br />

The workincludes theOtakiStreet<br />

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Parnhams Drain accessway, the Sneyd<br />

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wellasthe mains replacementsand other<br />

infrastructure as required.<br />

The council’s initialcontributionwas $9<br />

million, committed to in last year’s2021/31<br />

LongTerm Plan.<br />

While initialassessments for the project<br />

werecostedat$18 million, the projectis<br />

now expectedtocost $22.3 million.<br />

Aconditionofshovel ready is that the<br />

project needs to be completed during this<br />

year, so thecouncilisseekingan<br />

additional $4.3 million from this year’s<br />

annual plan.<br />

Cr Atkinson saysthe budgetblowout is<br />

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costs, resultingfrom the risinginflationof<br />

construction material costs.<br />

‘‘It’sasignofthe times,’’hesays.<br />

‘‘Beingable to tenderand get apriceis<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Kaiapoi businesses resilient<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Kaiapoi businesses remain<br />

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19 beginstobite.<br />

The town’s retailers have<br />

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‘‘People couldchoose to avoid<br />

going out and doingthe things<br />

they normally do, and with the<br />

price of fuel and inflation<br />

higherthan it has been in<br />

recentmemory we could be in<br />

for ahit.’’<br />

But Cr Redmondsays there is<br />

plentytobepositive about in<br />

Kaiapoi with the success of the<br />

Kaikanui AqualandNZaqua<br />

play park thissummer and<br />

plentyofexcitingprojectsinthe<br />

pipeline.<br />

Work is under way on the<br />

Kaiapoi stormwater ‘‘shovel<br />

ready’’ project, the councilis<br />

consulting on theproposed<br />

Kaiapoi Community Hub, the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Motorhome<br />

Association is developing a<br />

caravan site in the town and<br />

there are several major projects<br />

under going feasibility studies.<br />

‘‘It’snot all doom and gloom,’’<br />

Mr Redmond says.<br />

‘‘But there are some dark<br />

cloudslooming and hopefully<br />

they willpass quite quickly.<br />

‘‘Another positive is that it’s<br />

election yearand councillors<br />

will comeupfor ajob review<br />

later in the year.’’<br />

Tech Medicsowner Aaron<br />

Lovelace saysoverallthe town<br />

seems to be OK, but the town is<br />

reeling from the loss of events<br />

and businesses are dealing as<br />

best they can with staffbeing<br />

forcedinto isolation.<br />

‘‘Things are up and down.We<br />

are hearing of businesseswith<br />

staff gettingCovid, so it’s<br />

definitely having an impact.<br />

‘‘It’sapity the events have<br />

been cancelled, but no­one<br />

wants to responsible for having<br />

asuper­spreader event.’’<br />

Mr Lovelacesays the<br />

combinationofuncertainty and<br />

risinginflation meansbusiness<br />

ownersare ‘‘holding their cards<br />

close to theirchest’’.<br />

While therehas been strong<br />

demand for IT services, with<br />

more peopleworking from<br />

home, Mr Lovelace says<br />

sourcing supplies is proving to<br />

be aheadachewith asix to eight<br />

week delay.<br />

All Together Kaiapoi (ATK)<br />

co­ordinator Linda Dunbar says<br />

all eventsare on hold for now.<br />

‘‘Hopefully it won’tbetoo<br />

long before somenormality can<br />

resume.’’<br />

Among the Kaiapoi events<br />

impacted are the annual<br />

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The community hub is being developed<br />

as apartnershipmodelinthe Kaiapoi<br />

south regeneration areaand is expected to<br />

cost around $3.9 milliontobuild.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council<br />

committedtoacontribution of $618,000in<br />

last year’s 2021/31Long Term Plan and is<br />

proposing to increase that to $1.22 million.<br />

It is seeking feedback as part of this<br />

year’sannual plan consultation.<br />

The Kaiapoi Community Hub,which<br />

would be built on red zone, is similar to the<br />

communityfacility at <strong>North</strong>brook Studios<br />

in Rangiora, with the council providing the<br />

land and infrastructureand community<br />

groupsestablishing their own buildings.<br />

DeputyMayor Cr Neville Atkinsonsays<br />

he looksforward to seeing the community<br />

hub develop.<br />

‘‘I thinkit’s going to be hugely beneficial<br />

for the town and it probably can’t come fast<br />

enoughfor some of the groups involved.<br />

‘‘It willgive them some certainty in<br />

havingapermanent base so they can look<br />

to future and continue supporting the<br />

community.’’<br />

The Kaiapoi Croquet Club, the Kaiapoi<br />

Menz Shedand Food Secure<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> have alreadyexpressedan<br />

interest in being located at the huband will<br />

provide the balance of the funding needing<br />

to establish the hub.<br />

The groups are seeking support, with<br />

help from the council, from other funding<br />

organisations, through sponsorship and<br />

other in­kind grants to establish buildings<br />

on­site.<br />

Atrust is being established between the<br />

three groups and the council to manage the<br />

hub.<br />

Cr Atkinson says the previous<br />

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Community hub ... The Kaiapoi<br />

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easingcommunity fears.<br />

‘‘Frommydiscussionsthe aqua play park<br />

has gone extremely welland people are<br />

enjoying it and the worriespeoplehad<br />

have not eventuatedand Ibelieve it’s the<br />

same with the communityhub.’’<br />

Aproposedconcept design has been<br />

developedafter extensive community<br />

engagement.<br />

But the cost of infrastructure needed on<br />

site has increased significantly over the last<br />

three years.<br />

Council staff havealso made design<br />

changes based on community feedback,<br />

including changestocar parking,<br />

landscaping and site establishmentwhich<br />

all require additional funding.<br />

Changes for<br />

kahui ako<br />

School principals in the Kaiapoi learning<br />

cluster are facing ayear of change.<br />

As the principals of the nineschools in<br />

the Katote Kahui Ako (learning cluster)<br />

navigatethe challengesofthe Covid­19 red<br />

trafficlight framework, they are preparing<br />

to farewell lead principal Bruce Kearney.<br />

Mr Kearney will be moving on from<br />

Kaiapoi High School at the end of this term,<br />

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School in term two.<br />

TuahiwiSchool principal Mel Taite­<br />

Pitama has been sharing the lead principal<br />

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says.<br />

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Ako plays an important role, with<br />

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20 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Farm machinery in demand amid Covid<br />

Large deliveries of tractors and<br />

equipment towards the end of last year<br />

reflect strong demand throughout the<br />

country on the back of strengthening<br />

commodity prices, according to the<br />

Tractor and Machinery Association<br />

(TAMA).<br />

TAMA president Kyle Baxter says the<br />

second half of last year continued the<br />

exceptionally strong sales growth of the<br />

first half, compared with 2020.<br />

Overall tractor deliveries to the end of<br />

November reflected an average increase<br />

in demand of 27 percent.<br />

‘‘There has been significant growth<br />

across the traditional lifestyle 0­60hp<br />

segment, which increased by more than<br />

35%, while the 60­100hp horticulture,<br />

orchard, viticulture segment was up 20%<br />

and the 100­120hp dairy sector up 9%.’’<br />

The biggest increase was in the<br />

120­250hp mainly arable and drystock<br />

farming sector, which increased 42%<br />

compared with 2020.<br />

The big agriculture outlays of 250hpplus<br />

increased almost 36%, he says.<br />

‘‘Tractor sales are only one<br />

measurement of the state of the industry<br />

and we’re also seeing increased<br />

equipment demand,’’ Mr Baxter says.<br />

‘‘Both locally manufactured and<br />

imported equipment are all reporting<br />

strong demand.’’<br />

While New Zealand was experiencing<br />

growth in tractor and equipment<br />

deliveries, so were other countries as<br />

commodity prices remained favourable,<br />

he says.<br />

‘‘Many local and overseas suppliers are<br />

stating that production for <strong>2022</strong> is<br />

already nearing maximum capacity on<br />

large, specialised equipment.<br />

‘‘There is limited capacity to<br />

accommodate new orders that haven’t<br />

Kyle Baxter<br />

already been forecasted or placed with<br />

the manufacturer.<br />

‘‘Quarter 1and 22023 delivery time is<br />

becoming very much areality for alot of<br />

this type of product.’’<br />

This level of global demand plus the<br />

inflation of shipping costs and extended<br />

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the challenge of ensuring equipment<br />

deliveries to local customers, Mr Baxter<br />

says.<br />

‘‘TAMA is encouraging its members to<br />

discuss equipment requirements for<br />

spring­summer <strong>2022</strong> and autumn 2023<br />

with their customers as soon as<br />

possible.’’<br />

Record­low unemployment levels and<br />

international border restrictions<br />

continued to add further challenges<br />

across the sector due to the shortage of<br />

skilled technical staff.<br />

TAMA members were reiterating the<br />

same messages as many other New<br />

Zealand businesses, that Covid<br />

restrictions and compliance with Covid<br />

In demand ... Farm machinery sales have been strong despite the challenges of Covid­<br />

19. PHOTO: FILE<br />

requirements were adding to the<br />

reduced efficiencies across many areas<br />

of their businesses, further increasing<br />

the challenges presented each day.<br />

On apositive note, TAMA dealership<br />

members reported astrong uptake of<br />

apprentices this season.<br />

This is helping to future proof the<br />

technician support side of the sector, and<br />

the recruitment of apprentices is set to<br />

remain akey factor for the years ahead<br />

across TAMA members, Mr Baxter says.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Industry steps up to train machinery operators<br />

21<br />

Ruralcontractors are taking the<br />

initiativetofill the shortageof<br />

agricultural machinery operators.<br />

Agroup of rural contractors and<br />

educators has been brought together to<br />

drivethe establishment of aNational<br />

Training Council for the rural<br />

contracting sector.<br />

RuralContracting New Zealand<br />

(RCNZ) chief executive Andrew Olsen<br />

will actaschair of the foundation<br />

group.<br />

Ruralcontractors werestrugglingto<br />

get enough people trained up to<br />

operate big agriculturalmachinery<br />

even before Covid struck.<br />

Border closures have meant many<br />

contractors have not beenable to fill<br />

staffing gapswith skilledmachinery<br />

operatorsfrom overseas.<br />

‘‘Recognising this, RCNZstepped up<br />

big timein2020 to increasetraining by<br />

working with the Telford andTaratahi<br />

agricultural campuses,’’ Mr Olsen says.<br />

‘‘There was also an upswinginsome<br />

of the private sector training but amid<br />

apandemic and increasing labour<br />

shortages, we wereall pushingit<br />

uphill.’’<br />

Conversations with industry and<br />

trainers as well as Government<br />

officials, notably the Ministry for<br />

Primary Industries, began to see some<br />

common threads emerge.<br />

‘‘Rural contractors areactually<br />

natural trainersbecause every<br />

machine and taskisdifferent,’’Mr<br />

Olsensays.<br />

RuralContractors NZ and MPI have<br />

supported atraininginitiative by<br />

Nelson­based HanzonJobs, which sees<br />

trainees record all their work activities<br />

on an app.<br />

Around 100 peopleare now working<br />

for rural contractors usingthe<br />

HanzonJobs app, giving them and their<br />

employers the benefit of arecord of<br />

work and experience, Mr Olsen says.<br />

‘‘That’s agreat tool but it’s only part<br />

of the journey.<br />

‘‘Traineesneed somethingwhich<br />

formally recognises their developing<br />

skills –and plugs into aqualification.’’<br />

February’sRuralContractors NZ<br />

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proposaltoestablishaNational<br />

Training Councilfor the sector.<br />

Mr Olsen will be joinedonthe<br />

council by Richard Houston,of<br />

HanzonJobs,Gareth Evans, from Rural<br />

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Contractors NZ president John<br />

Hughes, Bob Stewart, from Universal<br />

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of that is seeking agroupof<br />

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contractors large and small who can<br />

bringthe voiceofour industry and our<br />

trainees to the council,’’ Mr Olsen says.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Challenging year for student president<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

JeremyKilgour has abusy year in<br />

store.<br />

The Oxfordstudent was elected<br />

president of the Lincoln University<br />

Students’ Association at the end of last<br />

year and is continuing to study part<br />

time as he looks to complete his<br />

agricultural sciencehonours degree.<br />

‘‘It’svery interesting times, but it<br />

makes life interesting,’’ Jeremy saysof<br />

overseeingthe students’ associationas<br />

it navigates through Covid­19.<br />

‘‘I started my role in December,soit<br />

was pretty cruisy withnostudents<br />

around, butnow it’s full on with<br />

meetings andcatching up with<br />

students’concerns.’’<br />

In the Covid environment, some<br />

students feelmore comfortable<br />

studyingathome, or are havingto<br />

isolate, but there’sstill plenty of<br />

students on campus each day, he says.<br />

The university has set up for online<br />

learning so students can keepupwith<br />

their studies, evenifthey’re unable to<br />

attendclasses, but beingoncampus is<br />

still preferred.<br />

Jeremyadmits it has been afast<br />

learning curve as he was elected<br />

straight in as president, without having<br />

servedonthe student executive<br />

previously.<br />

‘‘It was abit of ashock to the system.<br />

‘‘ Ididn’treally know whatIwas<br />

getting myself into.<br />

‘‘I had afew goalsinmind which I<br />

could see fromthe outside looking in<br />

and what IthoughtIcould bring to the<br />

table.’’<br />

He now chairsastudent executive of<br />

nine elected members and oversees an<br />

organisationwithsix staff,including a<br />

generalmanager.<br />

The student executive also hastwo<br />

advisory members.<br />

During his tenure, Jeremy hopes to<br />

make studentsmore aware of the role<br />

their students’ association plays.<br />

‘‘I think alot of studentsthink we are<br />

here to provide free foodand run<br />

events,soit’s about how do we get that<br />

messageout there so they knowthere’s<br />

awhole lot of thingswecan helpthem<br />

with.’’<br />

All students pay astudent services<br />

fee as part of their tuition fees, which<br />

goes towards the recreation centre,<br />

studenthealth, acareers advisory<br />

service, general student services and to<br />

thestudents’association.<br />

Jeremy says, while the association<br />

does run events and sometimes gives<br />

away free food, it also supports clubs,<br />

andprovides financial servicesand<br />

advocacy.<br />

It can evenhelp students whoare<br />

struggling to pay the rent.<br />

Students at Lincolnand <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

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Jeremy was bornand bred near<br />

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Environmental work recognised<br />

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

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<strong>Canterbury</strong> Ballance Farm<br />

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The Oxford dairy farmers<br />

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Ashburton dairy farmers<br />

Phillip, Jocelyn and Paul<br />

Everestand Sarah Hayman,<br />

<strong>North</strong> Otagosheep and beef<br />

farmersJoand Lachie<br />

McKenzie, and South<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> sheepand beef<br />

farmersMatt and Claire<br />

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managementprovide the<br />

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Consultation on new carbon farming rules<br />

Anew proposaltobetter manage<br />

carbon farming could see future<br />

permanent plantings of exotic forests,<br />

like radiata pine, excluded fromthe<br />

Emissions TradingScheme (ETS).<br />

Forestry Minister Stuart Nash and<br />

Climate ChangeMinister James Shaw<br />

have released apublic discussion<br />

documentthat seeks feedback on ideas<br />

to better manageafforestation.<br />

‘‘Climatechange is achallengewe<br />

cannot postpone,’’MrNash says.<br />

‘‘Thegovernmentwantstoencourage<br />

afforestation to help meet our climate<br />

change targets,offsetcarbon<br />

emissions,and alsohelp farmers,<br />

landownersand investorsdiversify<br />

theirincome stream.<br />

‘‘We want to balancethe risks<br />

created by new permanent exotic<br />

forests whichare not intended for<br />

harvest.<br />

‘‘We have awindow to build<br />

safeguardsinto the system, prior to a<br />

new ETS framework coming intoforce<br />

on January 1, 2023.’’<br />

From 2023, under the existing rules,<br />

anew permanent forestcategoryofthe<br />

ETS would allow both exoticand<br />

indigenousforests to be registered in<br />

the ETS,and earn New Zealand Units<br />

(NZU).<br />

The new proposed rules would<br />

exclude exoticspecies from the<br />

permanent forestcategory.<br />

‘‘We want to encourage the righttree,<br />

in the right place, for the right reason,’’<br />

Mr Nash says.<br />

‘‘We intend to balance the need for<br />

afforestation with wider needsoflocal<br />

communities, regional economiesand<br />

the environment.’’<br />

Climate ChangeMinister James<br />

Shaw says planting moretrees can help<br />

to meet climate goals,but it is<br />

important to make sure all types of<br />

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throughthe ETS and the planning<br />

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‘‘Aotearoawas once blanketed with<br />

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But it also warned of the need to<br />

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afforestation.<br />

‘‘A proliferation of permanent exotic<br />

forestry could result in lower long­term<br />

carbonpricesand potentially limit<br />

investment in low­carbon<br />

technologies,’’ Mr Shaw says.<br />

‘‘At the sametime, an increase in<br />

nativeforestry willrequire additional<br />

management effortstoeliminatepests<br />

that feedonnative trees.<br />

‘‘The decisions we takenow will be<br />

felt decades into the future, so it’s<br />

reallyimportant we get this right.’’<br />

Publicsubmissions close in April 22.<br />

For more informationgoto mpi.govt.<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

All Redinfo traffic onchanges light restrictions to Council are services in placeand -visit facilities waimakariri.govt.nz can be found atfor waimakariri.govt.nz/covid19<br />

further info.<br />

Services Impacted by Staff Shortages<br />

As Covid-19 cases continue torise throughout the<br />

District and beyond, Council services are beginning<br />

to feel the impact of staff shortages as our team<br />

members need to isolate.<br />

Waimakariri’s kerbside bin collection service is<br />

currently being affected by driver shortages.<br />

While thereare processes in place to keep the<br />

kerbside collection running through the peak of the<br />

Omicron outbreak,collectionsmay be laterthan usual.<br />

Ourcontractor mayend uphavingtocollect bins<br />

aer 6pm on weekdays andonSaturdays,and if<br />

that happensplease leave your binskerbside. Our<br />

contractor will get to your bins as soonastheycan,<br />

which may be thefollowing day.Other operational<br />

changes, such as temporarily movingtoafortnightly<br />

organics collection, mightalsoberequired.<br />

We will advise you ifwemove to this situation.<br />

If your bin is not full and you can hold off until the<br />

next collection cycle without having tooverload it,<br />

please consider not putting your bin out.<br />

“If there are fewer bins to empty, itwill help drivers<br />

complete their routes within normal operating<br />

hours –and they may be able to help with other<br />

Council collections as well,” says Council’s Solid<br />

Waste Asset Manager Kitty Waghorn.<br />

Similar service interruptions are being felt at our<br />

pools where temporary changes need to be made<br />

to better support our staff's wellbeing and ensure<br />

we minimise the overall impact on customers.<br />

Forthe next eight weeks, KaiapoiAquatic Centre will<br />

be closingatthe earliertimeof 3pmonweekends.<br />

At thecurrentRED light setting, between 9amand<br />

12 noonwerun ourWaiSwim learntoswimlessons<br />

with no public swimming during thistime. This is to<br />

help us manage space, facility capacity anddistancing<br />

within the facility.From midday thefacility will be<br />

openfor recreation swimminguntil3pm.<br />

This may also affect our Dudley Park Centre and<br />

any updates or changes will be communicated via<br />

our website, social media and on 0800 Waiswim.<br />

The Council is Keen to get your Feedback<br />

on Three Different Topics.<br />

Dra Annual Plan<br />

The Dra Annual Plan <strong>2022</strong>/23, Council’s yearly<br />

strategic document which prioritises plans, projects<br />

and sets the budget, is out for feedback until 4April.<br />

The plan includes aproposed 4.3% rates rise which<br />

is only 0.1% higher than predicted –and allows<br />

the Council to continue todeliver services at a<br />

high level despite lower than expected central<br />

funding contributions.<br />

We have some key issues requiring further funding<br />

which include:<br />

• Funding required to complete the Kaiapoi<br />

Community Hub<br />

• Kaiapoi Stormwater and Flooding Improvements<br />

• Service Level Changes to our Road Network.<br />

E-scooter Trial<br />

We approvedasix-monthtrial of e-scootersinthe<br />

Waimakariri District. From November 2021until<br />

April <strong>2022</strong>,upto400 Flamingo e-scootershavebeen<br />

available forhireacross Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend<br />

andPegasus. We arecoming to theendofthe trial<br />

andwewouldbethrilled to hearyour feedback.<br />

Migrant Experiences<br />

The Council’s Community Team work to support<br />

migrants and have developed programmes to do<br />

this. Your feedback through this survey will help<br />

make sure what the team provide is relevant and<br />

responds towhat migrants need to feel settled<br />

and part of the community.<br />

If you’re amigrant or an agency, employer and<br />

stakeholder supporting migrants –please take a<br />

few minutes to complete our confidential survey.<br />

Youcanfind outmore about each of these and let us<br />

know what youthinkatwaimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk<br />

Free Digital<br />

Skills Classes<br />

SmartPhones<br />

Pegasus Community Centre<br />

Wednesday 23<strong>March</strong> • 10am -12pm<br />

OxfordLibrary<br />

Monday 28<strong>March</strong> • 10am -12pm<br />

Kaiapoi Library<br />

Thursday 31<strong>March</strong> • 10am -12pm<br />

RangioraLibrary<br />

Friday 1April • 10am -12pm<br />

Bookings essential<br />

steppingup.nz<br />

03 311 8901<br />

Does Your Pool<br />

Fence Comply?<br />

Summer is here and it’s important pool barriers<br />

and fencing comply with the Building Act.<br />

From November to <strong>March</strong>eachyear we’ll be visiting<br />

properties to checkifapool is still present, the type<br />

and if the pool fence complies.<br />

We’ll leave anotice inthe letterbox aer the check, and<br />

note any items that may need to be addressed.<br />

Why we’re doing this:<br />

The Building Act requires us to inspect pool barriers<br />

regularly for compliance to the Building Code.<br />

Call us on 03 311 8906 if you have any questions.<br />

Register your pool at waimakariri.govt.nz -<br />

keyword search Swimming Pool Registration<br />

All lids and<br />

tops belong<br />

in the bin.<br />

Even if it’s a<br />

plastic type 1, 2<br />

or 5, please don’t<br />

put them in the<br />

recycling bin.<br />

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Cheviot makes semis<br />

CRICKET<br />

An unbeaten century by<br />

Harrison Darling gave Cheviot<br />

an inspired must­win over<br />

Weedons at the weekend to<br />

secure aspot in the country<br />

cricket semi­finals.<br />

Thisweekend’s semi­finalists<br />

are now locked in for the<br />

45­overCRV AmbreedCountry<br />

Premier One Day competition,<br />

with Darfield hosting Cheviot,<br />

and Leeston­Southbridge taking<br />

on Sefton at Leeston Park.<br />

In the plate section, Ohoka<br />

will play Lincoln at Mandeville<br />

and Oxford­Rangiora will host<br />

Weedons at Pearson Park.<br />

At Weedons Domainon<br />

Saturday, the homeside elected<br />

to make first use of the<br />

conditions,with <strong>Canterbury</strong>rep<br />

Blake Coburngetting Weedons<br />

off to aflying start, smashing 32<br />

runs off 27 balls.<br />

Weedons got handy<br />

contributionsthroughout its<br />

battingorder, led by top­scorer<br />

JamesWatson (56 off 75), and<br />

headedinto the change of<br />

inningsconfident they could<br />

defend224.<br />

Andwhen Cheviot was left<br />

reelingat47/3, the home side<br />

appeared to havethe game<br />

under control.<br />

Butenter Darling. The<br />

Magpies batter has had a<br />

breakout season, and teaming<br />

up with Angus Sidey (55 off 65),<br />

ruthlessly put the game beyond<br />

reach.<br />

He raised his bat for an<br />

unbeaten 100 and led his team<br />

off for afine six wicket win,<br />

securing aspot in the semis.<br />

SPORTS RESULTS<br />

Rangiora Bridge Club<br />

Thomas Pairs: <strong>North</strong>/<br />

South: ColleenAdam/Dawn<br />

Simpson1,JudyBruerton/<br />

Joyce Gray 2, Pauline<br />

Miller/Veronica Hall3.<br />

East/West:Margaret<br />

Pickering/JanicePickering<br />

1, Andrea Dempsey/Nita<br />

Sheasby 2, Warwick Wyatt/<br />

Robyn Dawson 3.<br />

AutumnPairs: N/S: Robin<br />

Hassall/Linda Hanham 1,<br />

Stephanie Galbraith/Judy<br />

Bruerton 2, Moody Shokry/<br />

Tricia Riddolls 3.<br />

E/W: PaulineMiller/<br />

Bunty Marshall 1, Gaynor<br />

Hurford/Liz Duke2,Liz<br />

Partridge/David Rainey3.<br />

Junior Evening: N/S:<br />

Kerryn Lange/Karen<br />

Manson1,Annette<br />

Caldwell/Gail Dunlop 2,<br />

Diane Graham/Trish<br />

Warnes3.<br />

E/W: SueJones/Lynne<br />

Johns 1, Desley Simpson/<br />

Judith Robinson 2, Marilyn<br />

Eliet AlisonHowe 3.<br />

Plate Pairs:N/S: Pauline<br />

Miller/Linda Hanhan 1,<br />

Phillipa Watkins/David<br />

McRae2,RichardLuisetti/<br />

Liz Duke 3.<br />

E/W: LizPartridge/Kevin<br />

Kuch 1, GaynorHurford/<br />

RobinHassall 2, Tony<br />

Biddington/Dave Tocker3.<br />

WaimakaririGorge<br />

Women’s Golf<br />

LGU &Putting, 18 Holes:<br />

Silver:JCollins +4.3, N<br />

At Sefton Park, the Sefton<br />

Seals made short work of<br />

visiting Lincoln, knocking off an<br />

easy seven­wicket win.<br />

Right­arm pace bowler Micah<br />

Campbell knockedthe top off<br />

Lincoln's batting,snaring four<br />

wickets.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>first­class seamer<br />

Fraser Sheatthen mopped up<br />

the tail.<br />

Chasing just 114 runs to win,<br />

recruit of the season, Amandep<br />

Arora, smacked another<br />

brilliant half­century,ending up<br />

with 63 off just 34 balls. Oxford­<br />

Rangiorawas decimated by<br />

Covid­19and was forcedto<br />

default against Leeston­<br />

Southbridge on Saturday.<br />

But it was even worse news<br />

for Southbrook.<br />

The 2011/12champion has<br />

struggledfor numbers for the<br />

past few seasons,and has now<br />

pulled out of this year’s<br />

competition.<br />

Southbrook defaulted the<br />

match against Ohoka and the<br />

stalwart club now faces areal<br />

struggle to survivein<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Country's top flight<br />

of club cricketnext season.<br />

Darfield had the bye.<br />

Shortscorecard:<br />

Weedons 224/10 (J Watson 56,<br />

CRobson 35, SClarke35, B<br />

Coburn 32; CCameron 2/27, T<br />

Fitzpatrick 2/33, WAnderson<br />

2/44, WSmith 2/46)lost to<br />

Cheviot 226/4 (H Darling 100no,<br />

ASidey 55; CRobson2/39).<br />

Lincoln 113/10 (J Eggleston 27,<br />

BMoore 24; MCampbell 4/33, F<br />

Sheat 2/13,JJones2/31) lost to<br />

Sefton 116/3(AArora 63, L<br />

Taylor 23; BMoore 2/31).<br />

Weavers +4.3.Bronze I: L<br />

Smith +1.3,KBattersby<br />

+6.3. Bronze II: RPilbrow<br />

+1.3, TCraig+3.3,NViney<br />

+5.3,SGillespie+10.3.<br />

Putting: RPilbrow 26.<br />

Nine holes: C. McDonald<br />

+2.9. VMcKenzie +3.1.<br />

Putting: JJenkins 12. Two’s:<br />

SFarrar.<br />

AmberleyGolf<br />

<strong>March</strong>12men: WVan<br />

Zuylen 70, NRhynd 71, R<br />

Clifton 71. Women: J<br />

Cumming 66, JLucas 67,S<br />

Platt 68.<br />

ExcelDesign Longest<br />

Putt. IHolding.<br />

Midweek men:B<br />

Balderstone 38, MIrving 38,<br />

KRayner 37,NFindley37,<br />

MCarson 36, WElder 36,T<br />

Morgan36. Twos: K<br />

Gussette,RKeith, MIrving.<br />

MidWeekWomen: BScott<br />

70, BPettigrew 73, JRouse<br />

73, KPercy73. Longest Putt:<br />

JMorgan.<br />

Nine Holers:LGU:L<br />

Edwards 34, LDenby 37,V<br />

Crooks 37.<br />

Men. DPercy 36, P<br />

Neumann39.<br />

RangioraGolf Club<br />

Nine Hole Stroke<br />

competition:Women:<br />

Coleen White 29, Catherine<br />

Boddy 36 c/b,Pat Benny 36,<br />

Sarah Rutherford37c/b.<br />

Men: Robert Madden 34<br />

c/b, Dennis Brook 34, John<br />

Walker36c/b,Hudson<br />

Deane 36.<br />

OXFORD WORKING<br />

MEN’S CLUB &<br />

MSA<br />

Nominations for<br />

Officers of the<br />

Oxford Club<br />

now open<br />

President<br />

Vice President<br />

Committee<br />

Close 8pm Friday<br />

25 th <strong>March</strong><br />

ELECTIONS<br />

Friday 8th April<br />

Vote from<br />

4pm -8pm<br />

ANNUAL GENERAL<br />

MEETING<br />

Thursday<br />

31 st <strong>March</strong> 7.30pm<br />

In the function room<br />

All Financial<br />

Members are invited<br />

to attend<br />

2466657<br />

Wanted To Rent<br />

RANGIORA AREA<br />

wanted to rent by 2Adults,<br />

prefer 3 bedrooms, very<br />

tidy, excellent gardens.<br />

Phone 021 048 5923.<br />

TWO ADULTS, 1retired<br />

midwife pensioner & her<br />

professional IT employed<br />

son, working in Christchurch<br />

or from home. We<br />

are looking for ahouse in<br />

the country within 30 -60<br />

minutes commute to Chch<br />

Airport. Must allow<br />

kenneled dogs and prefer<br />

lifestyle property without<br />

city type close houses. Rent<br />

$400 to $650 weekly<br />

depending on condition of<br />

property. Willing to accept<br />

older share milkers house<br />

or cottage not up to tenancy<br />

standards regarding insulation<br />

&heating as long as<br />

there is ongrid power &<br />

water. Financially stable<br />

with good references.<br />

Looking to move within the<br />

next month or so April 1st<br />

or May 1st. Please call<br />

Luke 021 915 795 or<br />

Marilyn 021 919 861 if you<br />

would be able to house our<br />

family with dogs.<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

CASH PAID: Antiques<br />

and Collectables, Estate<br />

Lots, collections of Old<br />

Tools; pay up to $200 for<br />

Brass and Metal Planes,<br />

Wood Braces, Levels,<br />

Rulers, Scribes, Drills,<br />

Saws; pay $3,000 for Gold<br />

Nuggets, Gold Bars, Pocket<br />

Watches, Chains, Gold<br />

Jewellery, Diamond Rings,<br />

Brooches, Damaged Jewellery,<br />

Old Jewellers Tools;<br />

pay up to $10,000 for Petrol<br />

Pumps, EnamelSigns, Juke<br />

Boxes, up to $500 for<br />

Money Boxes, up to $1,000<br />

for Mechanical Poker<br />

Machines, Arcade Penny<br />

Slot Machines; also wanting<br />

old Windup Toys, Fun-<br />

Ho, Triang, Tonka and<br />

Minic, Hornby Train Sets,<br />

Matchbox, Motor Bikes, to<br />

collections of Toys, Display<br />

Cabinets. —Ph. 021-441-400.<br />

CLOTHING WANTED.<br />

Retro Clothing wanted for a<br />

dress up 70’s party. Would<br />

love asafari suit but anything<br />

considered. Phone or<br />

txt 021 861 732.<br />

CommunityServiceAwards<br />

nominations open<br />

The Community Service Awards recognise long periods<br />

of exceptional service to the community by residents of<br />

the district.<br />

Hurunui District Council is calling for nominations from<br />

community members for who they believe are worthy<br />

recipients.<br />

Amaximum of six nominees may beselected –one<br />

from each community i.e. Cheviot, Glenmark, Hanmer<br />

Springs,Amuri,Hurunui andAmberley.<br />

More information and nomination forms, head to<br />

the Council website at hurunui.govt.nz/community -<br />

Community ServiceAwards.<br />

Forms can also be collected from Council offices in<br />

Amberley or service centres / libraries inAmberley,<br />

Culverden,Cheviot, Hawardenand Hanmer Springs.<br />

Completed formsshould be sent to:<br />

MareeHare,maree.hare@hurunui.govt.nz,<br />

or Hurunui District Council.POBox 13, Amberley 7441,<br />

by 5.00pmMonday 2May <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

2466498<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

OFF-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Lost Cafes Ltd has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal of<br />

an Off-Licence in respect<br />

of the premises situated<br />

at 398 High St, Rangiora<br />

known as Thirsty Liquor<br />

Rangiora.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is bottle store.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

is (or is intended to be)<br />

sold under the licence are<br />

Monday -Sunday 9am to<br />

10pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing ofthe objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section 131 of the Sale and<br />

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2465549v1<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

HAY MOWER, UFO type<br />

or similar. Going or not,<br />

anything considered.Please<br />

ph 021 129 2256.<br />

$$$<br />

Amalgamated Scrap Metal<br />

Ltd. Specialists in farm<br />

machineryand farm clean<br />

ups, old vehicles etc.<br />

100% locally owned.<br />

Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

2312759<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Lost Cafes Ltd has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal of<br />

an On-Licence in respect<br />

of the premises situated<br />

at 398 High St, Rangiora<br />

known as The Plough<br />

Hotel.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or<br />

to be conducted) under<br />

the licence is Tavern &<br />

Restaurant.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

is (or is intended to be)<br />

sold under the licence are<br />

Sunday - Thursday 8am<br />

to 11pm. Friday -Saturday<br />

8am - 1am the following<br />

day.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatterother<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section 131 of the Sale and<br />

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2466237v1<br />

For Sale<br />

MEADOW HAY, conventional<br />

bales $15 each. Dry<br />

and barn stored. Ph Deb<br />

021 289 9256.<br />

TRAILER, 6X4 home<br />

built with crate. Unregistered<br />

and unwarranted.<br />

$400 ono, please phone 03<br />

327 3777.<br />

SPORT &CLASSIFIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

29<br />

MILITARYEXERCISE<br />

Army Training (Blank Firing)<br />

Thegeneral public is to be advised<br />

thataNew Zealand Army Exercise will<br />

be conductedinthe Oxford Forest<br />

over the period 25-27 Mar22.<br />

Theexercise will involveupto40<br />

personnel of 2/4 RoyalNew Zealand<br />

InfantryRegimentfromBurnham<br />

MilitaryCamp.<br />

Training will involvesoldiersfiring<br />

blank ammunition and pyrotechnics<br />

TheNew Zealand Army takes fire<br />

risk seriously and will ensurefire<br />

mitigation is present.<br />

Formoreinformation please contact:<br />

SSgt Heather,Mob: 02108476053 or<br />

0212411150<br />

Road Stopping<br />

Portion of the unnamed unformed legalroad adjoining<br />

Ashworth Bush Road to the south and the unnamed<br />

unformed legal roadtothe north in Balcairn, Hurunui<br />

District.<br />

Public Notice is herby given that, pursuant toSection<br />

319(h) and 342(a) of the Local Government Act 1974,<br />

the Hurunui District Councilproposestostop partofthe<br />

road described in theschedule hereto:<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

Area(m2) Shownonthe plan as Plan<br />

15050 Road to be stopped Bruce Alexander<br />

(proposed) Surveyors<br />

–Copyofthe Plan–<br />

14 December 2021<br />

PURPOSE<br />

The portion of roadwhenstoppedshallbeamalgamated<br />

pursuanttoSection 345(1)(a) of the Localgovernment<br />

Act 1974withadjoining landasfollows:<br />

Area(m2) Shown<br />

Land to be amalgamated with<br />

15050 Road to be Road to be stopped(proposed)<br />

stopped is to be amalgamated with<br />

(proposed) Lot 3DP305915<br />

The above-mentioned plan may be viewed at the<br />

Hurunui District Library orthe Hurunui District Council<br />

Offices at66Carters Road, Amberley during normal<br />

office hours oronthe Councils website www.hurunui.<br />

govt.nzunder Have yoursay –Consultations.<br />

If you would like toobject to this proposal you must<br />

lodge your objection in writing to the Hurunui District<br />

Council Attn: Cameron Ashworth either in person to<br />

66 Carters Road, Amberley, orposted to PO Box 13,<br />

Amberley 7441 or email Cameron.ashworth@hurunui.<br />

govt.nztoarrivenolater than5:00pm25<strong>March</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

DatedatHurunuiDistrict Council,Amberleythis13day<br />

of January <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Thisisthe second publication of thisnotice.<br />

HDobbie<br />

Chief ExecutiveOfficer<br />

Livestock<br />

FOR HIRE portable cattle<br />

yards & ramp, Loburn.<br />

Phone 027 540 0027.<br />

STOCK WANTED<br />

Old /Injured or Unwanted<br />

(Cattle &Horses)<br />

MEAT2U.NZ<br />

313 0022<br />

2457344<br />

Pets<br />

2466662<br />

Garage Sales<br />

SATURDAY 19TH<br />

<strong>March</strong>, 8am onwards, 23<br />

Wales Street, Rangiora.<br />

Tools, furniture, aluminium<br />

BBQ, compressor.<br />

Grazing<br />

GRAZING available in<br />

Flaxton for sheep &young<br />

cattle, 5acres, 6paddocks,<br />

short or long term. Text /<br />

Phone 021 373 512.<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY SHEEP GRAZING,<br />

for smaller dogs. We look approx 7acres, well fenced<br />

after your dog in our home. & watered, Mandeville<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

area, $65 per week. Ph 021<br />

129 2256.


CLASSIFIED<br />

30 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

We need you !<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

We are seeking applications from outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic people to join our team and have the following<br />

Fixed Term positions available:<br />

Inwards Goods /StorePerson<br />

• Mon –Fri up to 40 hours<br />

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong<br />

• Will be required to lift and carry heavy products<br />

all day<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable to think proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

• Mustbecustomer focused<br />

• Forklift licencewould help<br />

• Musthavea“Can Do” attitude<br />

Retail Assistants<br />

• Weekend work required, up to 40 hours<br />

• Working inside and outside<br />

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong<br />

• Required to climb ladders and use lifting equipment<br />

• Required to pick, carry,assemble products<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable to think proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

• Customer focused<br />

• Familiarity ineither Power tools, Power garden or<br />

Bathroom products preferred<br />

McAlpines have an active drug &alcoholpolicy in place, apre-employment drug test and medical will be required.<br />

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

Fixed Term Roles<br />

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega<br />

PO Box 1003<br />

Rangiora 7440<br />

Or email applications@mcalpines.co.nz<br />

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYINGFOR<br />

Entertainment<br />

BALCAIRN HALL welcomes<br />

the Alpaca Social<br />

Club with special guest<br />

Cousin Alice an Arts On<br />

Tour NZ event, 7.30pm,<br />

Saturday 26th <strong>March</strong> <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

free supper, alcohol free<br />

event, raffles, CD sales.<br />

Tickets $25 from Sally<br />

Macs, Amberley, Stan’s 7<br />

Day Pharmacy Rangiora,<br />

Sefton Garage and<br />

via www.balcairnhall.com -<br />

Covid guidelines will apply<br />

Educational<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary up to<br />

NCEA level 3. In centre<br />

(Rangiora) or interactive<br />

online from your home.<br />

Each student on an individually<br />

tailored programme.<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora has<br />

been serving the local community<br />

for 30 +years. Give<br />

us acall (03 313 3638) or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online https://www.kipmcgrath.<br />

co.nz/rangiora<br />

Public Notices<br />

Inwards Goods Forklift Driver<br />

• Monday–Friday<br />

• Forklift licenceand OSH cert<br />

• Experience in abusyenvironment<br />

• Musthavea“Can Do” attitude<br />

• Ability to get the job done<br />

• Reliable, flexible and disciplined<br />

• Able to think and act on the go<br />

• Beagoodteamplayer<br />

• Show an eye for detail and proactive planning<br />

• Have great communication skills<br />

Garden Products Team Member<br />

• Garden plant and product knowledge critical<br />

• Weekend work required<br />

• Upto40hours<br />

• Mustbecustomer focused<br />

• Working inside and outside<br />

• Mustbephysically fit and strong<br />

• Will be required to climb ladders and use lifting<br />

equipment<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable to think proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

• Must be customer focused<br />

Personal<br />

A SEXY BLONDE, talk<br />

live or listen. Ph 0900 44<br />

666. $3.99 +GST pm. R18.<br />

Gardening<br />

A+ GARDEN hedges cut<br />

to perfection. Tree &arbor<br />

work. For a quote, phone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

LAWN MOWING, Waimakariri<br />

area. Please ph<br />

027 933 6523.<br />

Minor amendment to the enrolment scheme<br />

of Rangiora Borough School<br />

The Ministry of Education is proposing aminor amendment tothe<br />

enrolment scheme ofRangiora Borough School. This is to add<br />

their Te Reo Māori special programme, Ngā Rākau eRua, to<br />

their enrolment scheme.<br />

Students who meet the criteria for enrolment and live within the<br />

home zone must be enrolled ahead of out ofzone students. Out<br />

of zone students who meet the criteria for enrolment in the<br />

special programme have priority in enrolment above all other out<br />

of zone students while special programme places are available.<br />

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the<br />

provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.<br />

Acopy of the proposed enrolment scheme is available at<br />

https://consultation.education.govt.nz/education/rangioraborough-school-special-programme<br />

Comments can be made to<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>.EnrolmentSchemes@education.govt.nz by 14 April<br />

<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

2466714<br />

2464774<br />

Rangiora High<br />

School<br />

Casual<br />

Cleaners<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

is proud to be acaring,<br />

community-based<br />

environment inspiring<br />

life-long learning.<br />

Students are at the<br />

centre of our work.<br />

We are seeking to<br />

expand our pool of oncall/casual<br />

cleaners for<br />

both afternoon and/or<br />

evening shifts.<br />

Please email your<br />

CV and a covering<br />

letter to: vacancies@<br />

rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

2466239<br />

SUPERIOR PERSON-<br />

NEL jobs, we have forklift,<br />

labouring, factory, traffic<br />

control, seasonal, poultry,<br />

perm and temp roles. <strong>North</strong><br />

Cant and Christchurch. Get<br />

in quick. Phone us on 03<br />

313 6180. See<br />

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz<br />

FACTORY, Poultry, Traffic<br />

Control, Sawmill. Short<br />

and long term roles available,<br />

immediate starts.<br />

Contact Daphne or PJ at<br />

Superior Personnel. 03 313<br />

6180. For other roles see<br />

our website<br />

www.superiorpersonnel.co.nz<br />

Drum Tutor<br />

Malvern School of<br />

Music Inc, based in<br />

Darfield, requires a<br />

suitably qualified<br />

person to teach drums<br />

after school hours.<br />

For all inquiries contact<br />

h.langen.nz@gmail.com<br />

FALCONS &<br />

COMMODORES<br />

WANTED<br />

Suitable for<br />

dismantling or repairs<br />

Ph 313 7216<br />

2412522<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

WANTED to buy Ford,<br />

Holden, Chrysler or<br />

Chev’s, Classic cars. Any<br />

other types considered, any<br />

condition. Please phone<br />

Tony 027 313 5000.<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

ANY old cars, anything pre<br />

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,<br />

Classic Cars. Please call<br />

027 258 8366.<br />

Automotive Services<br />

CARAVANS &<br />

MOTORHOMES.<br />

Interior &exterior repairs,<br />

maintenance & upgrades,<br />

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

Solar, satellite, awning<br />

installations. Sheetmetal,<br />

light engineering &welding<br />

services. Professional<br />

coach builder specializing<br />

in the RV industry 25 years.<br />

Call Darryl @ Advanced<br />

Auto Homes 027 220 6566.<br />

Motorcycles<br />

WOF your motorcycle or<br />

light trailer at South Pacific<br />

Motorcycle Services, Mandeville.<br />

Ph 03 312 0066<br />

office@motorbiketours.co.nz.<br />

FARMER/TRACTOR/<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

Farming job available. Stock<br />

experience required along<br />

with full range of tractor<br />

and general maintenance<br />

experience. This is a job<br />

full of variety 10-20 min<br />

commute from Rangiora/<br />

Oxford. Accommodation<br />

required if needed.<br />

Call 027 236 7577 for<br />

further details. Excellent<br />

references essential.<br />

24650<strong>17</strong><br />

Firewood<br />

SPILT old man pine, 3.7<br />

$280, 3.7 Macrocarpa<br />

$400. Ph 021 993 497.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

A PAINTER WITH<br />

PASSION! Local painter<br />

with 30 years of quality and<br />

integrity in all aspects of<br />

painting. Phone Mike on<br />

021 0903 8546.<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

arbour work, pruning, tree<br />

removal. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

ARBORIST qualified.<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEPS.<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

Accumulation of soot seriously<br />

affects performance.<br />

Latest rotary brush technology.<br />

Free moisture check<br />

on wood. Safety inspection.<br />

All work insured and guaranteed.<br />

From $80 single<br />

story. 0800 SWEEPME or<br />

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

DIESEL<br />

Infrared radiant & fan<br />

forced workshop heaters.<br />

027 262 2266<br />

www.BLAX.nz.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restoration,<br />

mouldy silcone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

FIRE GUARDS Custom<br />

made with safety latch.<br />

Phone 021 169 9066. E:<br />

pjfabricators123@gmail.com.<br />

HOMEKILL & Wild<br />

Game meat processing. Ph<br />

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

KITCHEN, bathroom,<br />

renovations, decking,<br />

pergolas, fencing. Honest<br />

reliable licenced builders.<br />

Ph Don 027 727 9162.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

LOGSPLITTERS Honda<br />

or Rato powered, plus parts<br />

& accessories. Telephone<br />

027 262 2266 www.BLAX.nz.<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Forall your painting &<br />

plastering requirements<br />

Local with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2220615<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

ROOFER. All roof repairs,<br />

roof painting, water blasting,<br />

moss treatment,<br />

repointing, gutter cleans &<br />

snow straps, and more. Free<br />

quotes. Please ph Nathan<br />

027 516 6609.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

HEATERS RANGIORA Rubbish<br />

Removal and RRR skips.<br />

Wheelie bins any frequency<br />

and skips from 1.5 cube to<br />

9cube. Skips and wheelie<br />

bins for any use, rubbish,<br />

greenwaste, building sites<br />

or just cleanups. Give us a<br />

phone call 313 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 313 255.<br />

REMOVALISTS<br />

Movemen Ltd<br />

2Men &agood sized truck.<br />

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

Kaiapoi based.<br />

Call Gerard<br />

027 668 3636<br />

movemen.co.nz<br />

2401953<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2362002<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

027 216 0000<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. — Ph. 03-<br />

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

SHEEP SHEARING,<br />

drenching, feet trimming.<br />

For Lifestyle blocks. Call<br />

Stu 027 315 6916.<br />

STUMP GRINDING:<br />

Stumpclear is here for<br />

stump grinding at your<br />

home or lifestyle block in the<br />

Waimakariri District. —Ph.<br />

027-242-3522.<br />

2225862<br />

CRAIGS Trees<br />

(03) 327-4190<br />

TREE REMOVALS<br />

THINNING &PRUNING<br />

STUMPGRINDING<br />

FELLING &TOPPING<br />

FULLYINSURED<br />

QUALIFIED ARBORIST<br />

Free Quotes<br />

027 2299 454<br />

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz<br />

2434390<br />

TRUCK WASH. Mobile<br />

touchless on-farm foam<br />

wash solutions. Telephone<br />

027 262 2266<br />

www.CLEANFLEET.nz.<br />

VALUATION -<br />

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

Contact Geoff at<br />

Maxwell Valuation. Phone<br />

03 310 8541 or email<br />

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

WATERBLASTERS Hot<br />

or cold electric, 3phase or<br />

petrol. Tel 027 262 2266.<br />

wwwBLAX.nz.<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 <strong>Canterbury</strong> and Districts<br />

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

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

2434425<br />

Air Conditioning<br />

Stay cool this summer<br />

Call us now for your free quote<br />

03 310 6087<br />

18 Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

Design |Installation |Servicing<br />

Appliance Repairs<br />

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN<br />

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE<br />

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

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

Samsung andmore....<br />

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

NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCE SERVICES<br />

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

2332343v2<br />

Butchery<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE<br />

2227889v2<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

131 Ohoka Road<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

03 327 3111<br />

021 293 6331<br />

compucare@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.compucare.co.nz<br />

Computer Repairs &upgrades<br />

Prompt professional services<br />

2276525v2<br />

Virus &malware removal<br />

New &UsedPC’s4Sale<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

Glass &Windscreens<br />

2273277<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

Electrician<br />

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Phone 03 313 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 313 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

Electrician<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

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

Engineering<br />

2397712v5<br />

pet doors installed<br />

from only $165<br />

Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 313 2840<br />

2420841<br />

▪ Painting ▪ Gardening<br />

▪ Fencing ▪ Lawn mowing<br />

▪ All General Maintenance<br />

Performed to the highest<br />

standard by a straight up,<br />

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Landscaping<br />

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2372616v2<br />

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PARTS<br />

SERVICE<br />

ACCESSORIES<br />

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

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

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

Free local machinerydelivery.<br />

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RangioraToyota<br />

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2007 Toyota BladeHatch<br />

•2.4LPetrolAuto, 7-Airbags<br />

•Camera, Alloys, Half Leather<br />

•80,300kms<br />

$<br />

12,995<br />

20<strong>17</strong> Toyota Corolla GX<br />

Hatch<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Camera<br />

•Bluetooth, 7-Airbags<br />

•Only 39,800kms<br />

$<br />

22,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

2019 CorollaGXHatch<br />

•2.0L Petrol, Auto,Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•5-Star Safety<br />

•Only 25,300km<br />

$<br />

26,995<br />

2013Daihatsu Sirion<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto<br />

•5-door,NZNew<br />

•Only 42,936km<br />

WAS$10,995<br />

$ NOW 9,995<br />

2011 Toyota Avensis<br />

Wagon<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Alloys,<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•Keyless<br />

SUV<br />

NOW<br />

WAS$14,995<br />

$<br />

11,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

2014 CamryGLSedan<br />

•2.5LPetrolAuto<br />

•Cruise Control, Bluetooth<br />

•7Airbags<br />

$<br />

12,995<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

20<strong>17</strong> CorollaGLXHatch<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Alloys,<br />

•Camera, FogLights<br />

•Only 47,700km<br />

$<br />

23,995<br />

2015Toyota Ractis<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto, 45,550km<br />

•CD/AUX/USB<br />

Connectivity<br />

WAS$14,995<br />

$ NOW 13,995<br />

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer<br />

VRX<br />

•2.4LPetrolAuto, Alloys<br />

•Leather<br />

•80,750kms<br />

WAS$11,995<br />

$ NOW 10,995<br />

2018 Toyota HighlanderGXL<br />

•3.5LPetrol<br />

•Leather 7-seater,SAT/NAV<br />

•Camera, only29,300km<br />

$<br />

53,995<br />

2018 Rav4 GXL<br />

•2.5LPetrolAWD<br />

•Alloys, Camera, Satnav<br />

•Keyless,DualZone Climate<br />

$<br />

29,995<br />

2018 Toyota HighlanderGX<br />

•3.5LPetrol, 8-Speed Auto<br />

•7-Seater,Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•84,700km<br />

$<br />

43,995<br />

2020 Toyota RaizeZ2WD<br />

•1.0L TurboPetrol, 5-door<br />

•Keyless,Parking Sensors<br />

•Only 44,400km<br />

$<br />

36,995 33,995<br />

2019 Toyota Rav4 GX<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto2WD<br />

•Alloys, Satnav, Camera<br />

•Only 18,250kms<br />

COMMERCIAL<br />

$<br />

39,995<br />

2014 Toyota Highlander<br />

GXL<br />

•3.5LV6Petrol, 7-Seater Leather<br />

•Camera, Towbar<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

$<br />

27,995<br />

2016 Rav4 GXL<br />

•2.5LPetrolAWD,Camera<br />

•Keyless,Towbar,Bluetooh<br />

•88,900km<br />

2014 Toyota Highlander GX<br />

•3.5Lpetrol, 7- Seater<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•Towbar<br />

$<br />

31,995 $<br />

31,995<br />

2019 Toyota Highlander<br />

GXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Leather<br />

•7-Seater, Satnav<br />

•Only18,500kms<br />

$<br />

55,995<br />

2021 Daihatsu Hi Jet<br />

•Petrol, 5-Speed Manual, 4WD<br />

•AutoTipping Deck,Due Mid-<strong>March</strong><br />

•Only 150kms<br />

$<br />

24,995<br />

20<strong>17</strong> LandCruiserPrado TX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, 7-Seater, Keyless<br />

•Camera, Leather<br />

•Only 37,150kms<br />

$<br />

63,995<br />

2016 HoldenTrailblazer<br />

Colorado 7<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel 4WD<br />

•Leather,7-seater<br />

•63,800km<br />

WAS$44,995<br />

NOW $ 41,995<br />

2015Ford RangerXLT<br />

•3.2LTurbo Diesel Auto, 2WD<br />

•Alloys, Bluetooth, Tonneau<br />

•Rear Sensors<br />

$<br />

29,995<br />

2018 Landcruiser 200 VX<br />

2016 HiluxSR5 Limited 2018 Hilux SR5 Cruiser 2WD 2018 Toyota HiaceMinibus 2011 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

2WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•3.0L TurboDiesel Auto, 12-Seater •3.0L TurboDiesel Auto,<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Leather,18”Alloys •Leather,Satnav, Alloys, Hard-Lid<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•Bluetooth, USBConnect<br />

$<br />

•SportsBar<br />

•64,118km<br />

•Only 55,250kms<br />

•Flatdeck, Cruise Control<br />

•Tonneau.<br />

124,995<br />

$<br />

42,995<br />

$<br />

49,995<br />

$<br />

49,995<br />

$<br />

29,995<br />

Percival Street,Rangiora • Ph (03) 313-8186 any time • www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz<br />

•4.5lTwin Turbo v8 Diesel<br />

•Leather 8Seater<br />

•Satnav,360 Camera<br />

•Only63,550kms<br />

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2459213<br />

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