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Thursday,<strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>,<strong>2022</strong> | Issue989 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Aclassic day out in the country<br />

Mini magic ... Dillon<br />

Houghton, of Belfast, in his<br />

1998 Mini Cooper, which<br />

has been in his family for 15<br />

years, during the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Classic Cars<br />

gathering at Ashworths<br />

Corner, near Leithfield, on<br />

Sunday. Story page 2.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Abeautiful fairy tale cut short by loggers<br />

By ADAM BURNS<br />

Atreasured ‘‘Fairy Forest’’ in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> has been brutally axed by a<br />

council contractor.<br />

This is despite assurances by the<br />

Waimakariri District Council the site at<br />

Pines Beach would be preserved for the<br />

community, who have been left<br />

devastated.<br />

Pines Beach residents are furious by<br />

the destruction with some demanding<br />

an apology by those responsible.<br />

The episode has also sent<br />

Waimakariri’s Mayor Dan Gordon into a<br />

flap, and seeking answers from council's<br />

logging contractor, who has been<br />

pinpointed as the culprit.<br />

The community­built haven, also<br />

referred to by locals as ‘‘The<br />

Shack’’, was reportedly<br />

established several years ago,<br />

among an area of pine forest<br />

at Pines Beach, near Kaiapoi.<br />

Renowned for its arty and<br />

‘‘quirky’’ atmosphere, the<br />

secluded spot featured a<br />

badminton court, amini golf course,<br />

swings, and adecorated bar leaner<br />

made from atree stump.<br />

Pines Beach resident Jacinta<br />

Sutherland says the spot was highly<br />

cherished by the locals.<br />

‘‘We're angry...we were told it was<br />

going to be kept and now it's been<br />

destroyed.<br />

‘‘I just feel someone needs<br />

to be held responsible.’’<br />

Other community members<br />

have described it as a<br />

blessing for families during<br />

Covid­19.<br />

Waimakariri councillor Al<br />

Blackie says he was ‘‘horrified’’ when he<br />

learnt of the destruction.<br />

Ms Sutherland says the area was<br />

enhanced over the years by visitors who<br />

would build and add elements.<br />

‘‘It evolved over time...you didn't know<br />

what was going to be new.<br />

‘‘It was looked after, and cared for.’’<br />

Her mum Monique Moir, who<br />

celebrated her 60th birthday at the site<br />

during alockdown, is calling for an<br />

apology to the community.<br />

‘‘I can't believe someone would go in<br />

there and just destroy aunique place.’’<br />

Ascrub fire in January 2021, which<br />

forced the evacuations of several Pines<br />

Beach homes, destroyed dozens of<br />

hectares of surrounding forest area,<br />

however the Fairy Forest was<br />

unscathed.<br />

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Bumper crowd at classic meet<br />

BY SHELLEY TOPP<br />

From Page 1<br />

The easing of Covid­19 restrictions<br />

helped attract abumper crowd to a<br />

classic vehicle gathering in Leithfield.<br />

About 450 vehicles gathered near the<br />

Better Half Kitchen and Bar at<br />

Ashworths Corner for Sunday’s event.<br />

Organiser Trevor Stanley­Joblin said<br />

it was ahuge success with about 1500<br />

people attending. Under the new<br />

restrictions, announced on <strong>March</strong> 23,<br />

capacity limits are no longer required at<br />

outdoor events.<br />

The vehicles on display were amix of<br />

all ages, large and small, with<br />

Christchurch’s Kevin Jellyman’s ‘‘M&M<br />

truck’’, a19<strong>31</strong> Ford Model AA modified<br />

in New York by its former owner, at the<br />

larger end of the scale.<br />

The haulage truck won every show it<br />

went to in the United States, and at one<br />

stage its owner turned down $US2<br />

million for it.<br />

But when he died, his family<br />

advertised it for sale on eBay, and Kevin<br />

bought it for alot less.<br />

In the smaller­sized range of vehicles,<br />

the 1998 Mini Cooper, owned by Belfast’s<br />

Dillon Houghton, stood out.<br />

The car has been in Dillon’s family for<br />

15 years.<br />

‘‘My parents bought it as afamily car<br />

when Iwas growing up,’’ Dillon said.<br />

‘‘I love this car. My dad Mark, who is<br />

also here today, has had 25 of them.<br />

‘‘He used to race Minis as well,’’ Dillon<br />

said.<br />

Of the larger­sized cars, Annie<br />

Jellys M&M haulage jalopy. .. Kevin Jellyman, of Christchurch, with his modified 19<strong>31</strong><br />

Model Ford AA truck at agathering of Classic Cars at Ashworths Corner on Sunday.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Wright’s 1977 Ford Thunderbird's<br />

bonnet alone looked longer than aMini.<br />

Annie, who is from Rangiora, began a<br />

love affair with American cars after<br />

learning to drive in afriend’s Pontiac<br />

when she was 16.<br />

‘‘After that Iwas hooked,’’ she said.<br />

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Kerry Walsh's black 1946 Ford V8<br />

coupe won the Classic Car of the Month<br />

award. His prize was meal voucher<br />

donated by the Better Half Kitchen And<br />

Bar owner Hamish Moir.<br />

People encouraged to have asay<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Residents are encouraged to have their<br />

say on theWaimakariri District Council’s<br />

draft annual plan,withsubmissions<br />

closing on Monday.<br />

The council isproposing an average<br />

rates riseacross thedistrictof4.3 percent,<br />

whichis0.1%higherthanforecastinlast<br />

year’s 2021/<strong>31</strong>LongTermPlan.<br />

Therates rise will allowthe councilto<br />

continue to deliverservices at ahigh level,<br />

despitelowerthanexpectedcentral<br />

funding contributions.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon says the focus of the<br />

planison ensuring thecouncilcompletes<br />

keycommunity andinfrastructure<br />

projects while updating residents about<br />

regulatory and central government<br />

changes thatwillaffectthecouncil.<br />

‘‘There are three topics we’re asking for<br />

feedback on that require further funding.<br />

‘‘The councilisalsousingthis<br />

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ThreeWaters Reform and new urban<br />

development rules.’’<br />

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stormwater andflooding improvements<br />

and roading funding.<br />

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opportunity to let residents<br />

know about new regulations<br />

and external changes which<br />

will affect the council, such as<br />

Three Waters Reform and new<br />

urban development rules.❜<br />

—MayorDan Gordon<br />

The councilisalsokeento receive<br />

feedback on proposed upgrades to the<br />

Rangiora Airfield,theAshleyGorge Water<br />

Supply,and rulesaround protecting<br />

significant natural areas.<br />

Changes to regulations affecting the<br />

council include the Three Waters Reform,<br />

possible chlorination of water supplies<br />

and the National PolicyStatement on<br />

Urban Development.<br />

Keeping up with the capital programme<br />

delivery, reviewing the rating policy for<br />

Maori land and changes to development<br />

contributions and fees and charges are<br />

alsoissuesfor thecouncil going forward.<br />

‘‘The district continues to experience<br />

significant growth whichmeansthe<br />

councilisinastrongpositionto meet<br />

these challenges whilecontinuing to<br />

provideand develop high quality<br />

community facilities and infrastructure,’’<br />

Mr Gordon says.<br />

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Challenging journey for centre<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The development of the new urgent­care<br />

Rangiora Medical Centre (RMC) is<br />

expected to be achallenging journey.<br />

But Mark Darvill, the Rangiora<br />

Medical Centre 2013 Limited<br />

Partnerships general manager, says<br />

‘‘the destination will be worth it’’.<br />

The vision for the new medical centre<br />

was formed in partnership with<br />

longstanding Rangiora GP Dr Lorna<br />

Martin, and South Link Health Services.<br />

South Link has been working in a<br />

supporting role with primary health<br />

care providers for many years, mostly in<br />

Southland, but increasingly in<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, Tasman and the <strong>North</strong><br />

Island. The new Rangiora facility will be<br />

commissioned by South Link on the old<br />

Rangiora Hospital site, part of the<br />

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

Rangiora Health Hub, in Ashley Street.<br />

The health board owns the land where<br />

the new facility will be built, but the<br />

building will be owned by South Link<br />

with the main tenant being Rangiora<br />

Medical Centre 2013 Limited<br />

Partnership, which owns Rangiora<br />

Family Doctors, Good Street Medical<br />

Centre and Woodend Medical Centre.<br />

There will be other private tenants,<br />

such as apharmacy and an imaging<br />

(X­ray) facility, but those tenants have<br />

not been selected yet.<br />

‘‘The CDHB have been very<br />

supportive, but will not be involved with<br />

the operation nor management of the<br />

new facility, Mark says.<br />

‘‘RMC is aprivate entity like the<br />

general practices that form it, and like<br />

the urgent­care centres in Christchurch.<br />

‘‘Primary health care delivery is one<br />

of the oldest forms of public/private<br />

partnership. Unlike ED (Emergency<br />

Department), we are not fully funded,<br />

and we need to be aviable business.’’<br />

The project is still in the early stages<br />

with aresource consent yet to be<br />

granted for the building, which has not<br />

gone to tender, and there has been no<br />

date set for construction to begin. ‘‘It<br />

will happen, but at this stage it is<br />

impossible to give an indication when<br />

the building may be complete,’’ Mark<br />

says.<br />

‘‘Even when the building is complete<br />

there is then the process of fitting it out<br />

for the tenants, and installing all the<br />

medical systems and equipment<br />

necessary.<br />

‘‘Many people will recall the<br />

commissioning issues that the new<br />

hospital in Christchurch experienced,<br />

so it takes avery brave person to<br />

forecast an opening day.’’<br />

To begin with the new facility is likely<br />

to resemble avery large modern general<br />

practice.<br />

‘‘It is only once staff and systems are<br />

bedded in, that extending the hours can<br />

be contemplated,’’ Mark says.<br />

‘‘For this reason it may be afew<br />

months between opening the facility,<br />

and the availability of extended hours<br />

access, but having easy access to an<br />

urgent­care facility in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

is long overdue, and what the people of<br />

the region deserve.’’<br />

Mark was previously general manager<br />

of Riccarton Clinic in Christchurch, a<br />

combined general practice and urgent<br />

care centre operating 8am to 8pm, every<br />

day of the year.<br />

Fairy Forest at Pines Beach to be restored<br />

From Page 1<br />

Acouncil informationnotice issued<br />

lastmonth confirmedefforts to protect<br />

the area as part of ongoing salvage<br />

workfollowing the blaze.<br />

‘‘While some damageis<br />

unavoidable, every effort is being<br />

madetopreserve the area ­with trees<br />

felled and extractedaway fromit<br />

wherever possible.’’<br />

Mayor DanGordon sayscouncil<br />

instructedcontractors to avoid<br />

damage to the area.<br />

‘‘[Council is] meeting withthem<br />

shortly to learn more aboutwhat<br />

happened and why,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘Our intention is to work with the<br />

communitytoensure this community<br />

treasure is restored.’’<br />

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Anzac Day services back on in Nth Canty<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Anzac Day services are back on in<br />

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

The main centres of Kaiapoi,<br />

Rangiora and Amberley cancelled<br />

services earlierthis month due to<br />

Covid­19 restrictions on numbers<br />

makingittoo difficult to hold<br />

rememberanceservices.<br />

But, after lastweek’s easing of<br />

restrictions by Prime Minister Jacinda<br />

Ardern, planning is full on to try and<br />

rescuethe services.<br />

However, goneisthe traditional<br />

Dawn Service at the Kaiapoi<br />

Monument,the parade in Rangiora, and<br />

Amberley’s public service in the<br />

Domain.<br />

In Amberley people are invited to a<br />

DawnService at the Monument on<br />

Carters Road, Amberley, beside the<br />

Hurunui Library instead.<br />

RSA President James Drewery says<br />

there is not enoughtime to organisea<br />

march, or afull service in the Domain.<br />

But what had initially started out as a<br />

small Dawn Service,couldnow become<br />

apublic service,starting at 6am.<br />

‘‘With the stroke of apen, everything<br />

has changed,’’says Mr Drewery.<br />

Asimple servicewith somespeeches,<br />

awreath laying and flag raising<br />

ceremony, is now envisaged.<br />

Outlying areasareas in the Hurunui<br />

District are expected to hold similar<br />

services later in the morning, withthe<br />

opportunity now for morepeople to<br />

attend.<br />

Rangiora RSA president Ian<br />

Thompson says while the traditional<br />

parade will not go ahead, therewill be<br />

afull serviceat11.30am at the<br />

Monument in Rangiora's main street.<br />

There willbeaddresses by invited<br />

guests,and young people,and awreath<br />

laying ceremony.<br />

Mr Thompson says its is great that<br />

such an important day can be<br />

remembered by all those who want to<br />

turn out.<br />

In Kaiapoi RSA members will begin<br />

their day with abreakfast at the<br />

KaiapoiClub at 8am,which willbe<br />

followed by apublic serviceat10am at<br />

the Cenotaph on Raven Quay.<br />

Mr Pricesays it is sad to havetofor go<br />

the traditional Dawnservice, but it was<br />

too difficulttoorganise at suchshort<br />

notice, although he hopes it willmake<br />

its return next year.<br />

Being able to hold one public service,<br />

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to attend arememberance service.<br />

Services at Ohoka, which is<br />

traditionallyheld on April 24, and at<br />

Seftononthe eveningofApril24, are<br />

expected to go ahead.<br />

ARangiora High School Anzac Day<br />

service is also expected to go ahead at<br />

the school’s Court of Memories at<br />

9.30am.<br />

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Heating systems at the soon­to­be­opened<br />

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network<br />

are<br />

completed.<br />

Project<br />

managers<br />

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awaited $2 millionpool development have<br />

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the original scope was given the all clear.<br />

It means the Hurunui District Council<br />

may have to fork out tens­of­thousandsof<br />

dollarsover the course of the year to run<br />

adieselgenerator until improvements are<br />

made to the network.<br />

‘‘When the systems arrived on site for<br />

installation it was notedthat they were<br />

differenttothe original understanding,<br />

and at operational loading the power<br />

supply would be close to full capacity,’’<br />

council chief executive Hamish Dobbie<br />

says.<br />

‘‘Thepower supply to the poolwas<br />

sufficient based on the original<br />

understanding of the specifications for<br />

pumping/heating systems, and other<br />

operational requirements.’’<br />

It eventually became clear to those<br />

helming the project, the existing supply<br />

wouldnot be able to handlethe heating<br />

demands for the pooluntil upgrades had<br />

been done.<br />

Amberley Poolproject managerPaul<br />

Thornton says the generator runsthrough<br />

160 litresofdiesel every two days and was<br />

expectedtocostcouncil $5000 every four<br />

weeks.<br />

The pool was scheduled to open earlier<br />

this month, however it was pushed back to<br />

Amberley Pool ... The town’s new pool will need to be heated by abackup generator after<br />

the power supply to the site was deemed insufficient.<br />

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this Saturday, due to supplychain­related<br />

holdups.<br />

‘‘With the provisions we have, we are<br />

able to open the Amberley Pool withwhat<br />

we have.<br />

‘‘We have the required capability to<br />

operate,’’ Mr Thornton says.<br />

Councilconfirmed upgrades to<br />

MainPower’sexistingnetworkwere in the<br />

planning stages, but further details were<br />

unknown.<br />

‘‘We haveoffered our own designwhich<br />

hopefully will speed thingsup,’’ Mr<br />

Thornton says.<br />

AMainPower spokeswoman saysitwas<br />

working closely with the contractor and<br />

council to scope new requirementsand<br />

design for the upgrades.<br />

‘‘Once confirmed, MainPowerwill begin<br />

work to deliver the requestedconnection.’’<br />

Construction on the pool began last year.


Bowling seamlessly at 90<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Everygame of bowlsThelma<br />

Smithplays is ajoy.<br />

‘‘I enjoyit(playingbowls),and if<br />

Iwin, it is abonus,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘If Ilose,Ihavemadesomeone<br />

else happy. Imove on and look<br />

forward to thenextgame,’’says<br />

the Woodend90­year­old.<br />

‘‘Bowls is aterrific sport and you<br />

get to meetalot of neatpeople,<br />

and makereally great friends.<br />

Thelma is celebratingnearly six<br />

decadesofplaying bowls thisyear,<br />

and lives by the motto: Yesterday<br />

is history; Todayisagift;<br />

Tomorrow is amystery.<br />

In those 60­odd years she has<br />

clocked up an impressive number<br />

of wins,and continues on her<br />

winningway today playingout of<br />

the WoodendClub in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, where shehas struck<br />

up awinningpartnership with<br />

Gillian Small.<br />

Thelma beganplaying bowlsat<br />

22, whenher father bought her<br />

firstset of bowls for 12 pound.<br />

She joined theKaukapakapa<br />

(KKK)Bowling Clubin1954, the<br />

clubher father Morrie Webster<br />

playedfor,and of which she was<br />

secretary for three years.<br />

It wasalsothe yearshe married<br />

Pat,the local teacher.<br />

Bowls wentonholdfor about 12<br />

years while thecouple raised<br />

their three children.<br />

TheymovedtoGlorit,asmall<br />

rural settlement on theKaipara<br />

HarbourwherePat was solechargeteacher<br />

for atime before<br />

moving backtoKaukapakapa to<br />

takeover thelocal store and mail<br />

run.<br />

Thelmatookupwhere sheleft<br />

Winning pair ... Gillian Small and Thelma Smith have struck up awinning<br />

combination.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

off when thefamily moved to<br />

Helensville.<br />

She joinedthe localbowling<br />

clubwhere shewent on to win 48<br />

championships,and seven<br />

WaitemataCentre titles, being<br />

runner up 15 times. She was also<br />

the clubsecretaryfor nine years,<br />

and presidentfor three,along<br />

withdutiesonmatch and<br />

tournament committees formany<br />

years.<br />

She was instrumentalinstarting<br />

the WaitemataCentre,and later<br />

Bowls <strong>North</strong> Harbour,and spent<br />

manyyearsonthe centre<br />

committee andwas also its<br />

president.<br />

Thelma has played at thetop<br />

level, representing New Zealand,<br />

and beingavaluedmember in<br />

manyrepresentative teams.<br />

She was aselector forBowls<br />

<strong>North</strong> Harbour forover five years,<br />

and aNew Zealand umpire for<br />

over30years.<br />

Thelma and husband Patshared<br />

apassionfor bowls,which saw<br />

themtravel to Australia everyyear<br />

to takepartinthe GoldCoast<br />

bowls scene. Pat died in 2009, and<br />

in 2014Thelma metBrian, moved<br />

to Woodend in 2019, and married<br />

Brian in 2021.<br />

Thelma saysthe timeshe<br />

spendsonthe bowling green,and<br />

in the company of club members,<br />

gives her alot of joyand<br />

happiness.<br />

‘‘I lovebowls,’’ says Thelma.<br />

‘‘Itisagreatplacetomeet<br />

peopleand make friends.’’<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

5<br />

Kaikoura hunt<br />

starts Friday<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Agroup of Kaikoura locals<br />

have overcome Covid­19 to<br />

organise apig and stag<br />

hunt.<br />

Covid restrictions had<br />

forced the cancellation of<br />

the original Kaikoura Pig<br />

and Stag Hunt, but five<br />

local enthusiasts have<br />

come together to resurrect<br />

the event as afundraiser<br />

for Kaikoura St John.<br />

It will now be held on<br />

April 1to3.<br />

‘‘We only took it on a<br />

month ago, so we’ve tried to<br />

organise alot in ashort<br />

amount of time,’’ David<br />

Boyd says.<br />

‘‘It’s been alot better<br />

than what we thought.’’<br />

Mr Boyd and his wife<br />

Lydia got together with<br />

fellow farmers Bin and<br />

Geoff Kennedy, and<br />

Kaikoura Mayor Craig<br />

Mackle to form the<br />

committee.<br />

Since they took it on, the<br />

committee has been<br />

overwhelmed by the<br />

generosity of sponsors, with<br />

all of the more than 340<br />

entrants able to win aspot<br />

prize.<br />

Weigh­in will be held at<br />

Surrey Downs, 2791 Inland<br />

Road, Kaikoura, between<br />

1pm and 3pm on Sunday,<br />

April 3, when the prizes<br />

will be presented.<br />

Major spot prize winners<br />

do not need to be present<br />

on the day, which has<br />

opened the competition up<br />

to entries from as far afield<br />

as <strong>North</strong>land, Mr Boyd says.<br />

‘‘It doesn’t matter where<br />

they shoot, as long as they<br />

can get here to weigh­in.<br />

‘‘It’s always been a<br />

popular competition, but<br />

we’ve made it abit different<br />

this time, so even if people<br />

can’t be present they can<br />

still win aprize.’’<br />

There are also prizes for<br />

the five heaviest red stags,<br />

the average weight stag,<br />

best antlers, heaviest<br />

fallow, the five heaviest<br />

boar, the best tusks and the<br />

average weight boar.<br />

In the junior section<br />

(under­16), prizes are for<br />

the mystery weight deer,<br />

average weight pig,<br />

heaviest goat and heaviest<br />

rat.<br />

Children under 8­years<br />

can also enter, with prizes<br />

for the heaviest hare,<br />

possum and rabbit. All the<br />

proceeds go towards the<br />

Kaikoura St John new<br />

building fund. More<br />

information can be found<br />

on the Kaikoura Pig and<br />

Stag Hunt page on<br />

Facebook.<br />

Have your say<br />

Howdoyou thinkweshould improvethe riversidenearRangiora?<br />

TheAshleyRiver/Rakahuriisused forfishing, walking, swimming andcycling.<br />

We want your feedback on how we couldimprovethisareafor users.<br />

AMBERLEY<br />

POOL<br />

To getinvolved go to ecan.govt.nz/rangiora-reach to:<br />

•Fill outasurveyorshare an idea<br />

•Signupfor aone-houronlinecommunity<br />

meeting Thursday 7April at 1.30pm or 6.30pm<br />

Formoreinformation call us on 0800 324 636<br />

Theinformation we gather<br />

will guidethe future<br />

developmentofthisarea.<br />

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inflatables, a barbecue, music and more. The<br />

celebrations will begin at 11am finishing at 2pm.<br />

The pool will remain open until 6pm.<br />

Can't make it on opening day? The pool will be<br />

open from 11am-6pm 7 days a week right<br />

throughout April, including school holidays. For<br />

more info email amberley.pool@hurunui.govt.nz


OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Mar <strong>31</strong> Apr 1 Apr 2 Apr 3 Apr 4 Apr 5 Apr 6<br />

Rise 7:43am<br />

Set 7:22pm<br />

Best 12:19am<br />

Ok<br />

Times 12:42pm<br />

Rise 6:00am<br />

Set 7:10pm<br />

Moderate Wturning<br />

S<br />

In the Electoratewith<br />

MattDoocey<br />

MP forWaimakariri<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 7:44am<br />

Set 7:20pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:05am<br />

1:27pm<br />

Rise 7:10am<br />

Set 7:32pm<br />

Gentle SW turning<br />

SE<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 7:45am<br />

Set 7:18pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:49am<br />

2:11pm<br />

Rise 8:18am<br />

Set 7:54pm<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Ok<br />

Authorised by Matt Doocey MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.<br />

Around the regions<br />

Ihave been enjoying spending time<br />

in my new roleasNational’s<br />

associatetransport spokesperson,<br />

focusing on the regions, in particular<br />

my recentvisits to Timaruand<br />

AshburtonDistrict Councils,where I<br />

learned more about theimportance<br />

of roads, railand coastal shippingto<br />

movepeopleand productsaround<br />

our regions.<br />

My localworkinadvocatingfor the<br />

Woodend Bypass has given me a<br />

unique experienceofintimately<br />

understanding how regional<br />

transport is differentthan in our<br />

cities.<br />

Ilook forward to being astrong<br />

voicefor regional transport across<br />

the country.<br />

In my otherroleasNational’s first<br />

spokesperson for mentalhealth and<br />

suicide prevention, Iamconstantly<br />

reminded of the state ofour mental<br />

health system.<br />

For months, Kiwis, mental health<br />

groups,and serviceshave been<br />

tellingmethat they’renot seeing any<br />

benefits from the governments<br />

significant$1.9 billioninvestmentin<br />

mental health.<br />

The Mental Healthand Wellbeing<br />

Commissionsrecently released<br />

mental healthmonitoring report<br />

backs thisup.<br />

It foundwait times for mental<br />

health services havenot decreased<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> is proposing a<br />

24.1 percent increase in total rates<br />

collected to fund spending for the year<br />

ahead.<br />

It is proposedthat $264.02moftotal<br />

expenditure in <strong>2022</strong>/23 is fundedby<br />

$160.4m directlyfrom ratepayers, with<br />

the balance coming predominantly<br />

from centralgovernment grants and<br />

user­pays.<br />

Decisions made in June2021 on the<br />

long­term plan, for work and activities<br />

in <strong>2022</strong>/23, account for 18.8 %ofthe<br />

proposed increase.<br />

Since then, events and the context we<br />

all live and operate in has changed<br />

greatly, with challenges not only<br />

environmentally but economically and<br />

socially as well.<br />

The proposedincrease across <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> is in the order of 18­20% for<br />

rural and 23­25% for urban ratepayers.<br />

overthe past five years, and wait<br />

times for addictionserviceshave<br />

actually becomeeven longer.<br />

In short,improvements in services<br />

have not materialiseddespite<br />

Labour's $1.9 billionannouncement<br />

as partofBudget 2019.<br />

Sadlythis will not comeasmuch of<br />

asurprise to the vastmajorityof<br />

those whohave soughtmentalhealth<br />

supportover the pastcouple of years.<br />

We needtokeep up pressure on the<br />

governmenttoshow actual outcomes<br />

for itsspending.<br />

Locally Ihavebeen advocatingfor<br />

actiononWaimakariri'safter­hours<br />

health facility, construction on<br />

which was due to begin in January.<br />

After residents approached me<br />

concernedaboutthe lackofprogress,<br />

Iwroteto CDHBCEO Peter Bramley<br />

for an update,and look forwardto<br />

updatingthe community going<br />

forward.<br />

Finally, it was great to be able to<br />

bring National’s local government<br />

spokesperson Simon Watts to the<br />

districtearlierthis month to talkto<br />

the council about theThreeWaters<br />

reform, aspart of atour of<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> councils.Iapplaud the<br />

councilfor itsstrong stanceon<br />

wantingtoretain Waimakariri’s<br />

quality water assets for its<br />

ratepayers. I’ll continue to support<br />

them until thegovernmentscraps it.<br />

Claire McKay<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> Councillor<br />

Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong> is seeking<br />

yourfeedbackonthreekey topics.<br />

The first two, whichboth contribute<br />

to the balance of the proposed increase<br />

in rates, are changes to bus fares, and<br />

supporting floodrecovery and<br />

protection.<br />

The third topic is seeking to<br />

understandifyou wouldsupporta<br />

future levy to fundaction in response to<br />

climate changeand, if so, the type of<br />

activities or projectsthat could be<br />

funded that way.<br />

Rise 6:47am<br />

Set 6:16pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:33am<br />

1:55pm<br />

Rise 8:26am<br />

Set 7:16pm<br />

Gentle SW becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 6:48am<br />

Set 6:15pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

Waimakariri<br />

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor<br />

2:17am<br />

2:40pm<br />

Rise 9:32am<br />

Set 7:40pm<br />

Moderate SW easing<br />

to gentle SE<br />

Feedback on Waimakariri’s<br />

draft annual plan wanted<br />

We wanttohear your thoughts on our<br />

council’s plans for the coming year<br />

through the DraftAnnualPlan.<br />

The focus is on ensuring the council<br />

completes key community and<br />

infrastructure projects whileupdating<br />

residents about regulatory and central<br />

government changes.The deadline for<br />

feedbackisMonday 4April. To find out<br />

more and make asubmission please visit<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk.<br />

The Governments ThreeWaters Reform<br />

continues to be an important focus for the<br />

council.<br />

As part of our membershipof<br />

Communities 4LocalDemocracy, we have<br />

ameetingnext week withLocal<br />

GovernmentMinister NanaiaMahuta in<br />

Wellington.<br />

We willbepresenting alternative<br />

models we have been working on with the<br />

32 partner councils.<br />

Together we represent 1.5 million New<br />

Zealanders and, with Auckland Council<br />

who alsostrongly oppose the proposed<br />

reforms,that's apopulation of 3million<br />

that we hope theGovernment willtake<br />

notice of, and listento.<br />

We wantthe Governmenttopress the<br />

pausebuttonand work withuson<br />

alternative models that will gain the<br />

support of Kiwis throughout New Zealand.<br />

Importantly, thesemodels will ensure<br />

that ownership and effectivecontrol will<br />

remain withthe communities thathave<br />

paid for these assets over generations.<br />

The consultationdocument outlines<br />

the issuesand suggestsoptionsfor<br />

these key topics. To inform the council<br />

decisions, it is vitally important that<br />

you provide somefeedback, shareyour<br />

views or preferences or even provide<br />

alternative options for funding or<br />

delivering the outcome.<br />

Other resources available to you<br />

includethe draft annualplan with<br />

detail on the activities and budget, a<br />

property rates calculator, and arates<br />

tool that shows costs of programs of<br />

Good<br />

Rise 6:49am<br />

Set 6:13pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

3:03am<br />

3:26pm<br />

Rise 10:38am<br />

Set 8:08pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Good<br />

Rise 6:50am<br />

Set 6:11pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

3:50am<br />

4:14pm<br />

Rise 11:42am<br />

Set 8:41pm<br />

Moderate SW turning<br />

SE<br />

From nextMonday at 11.59pm (April4)<br />

all council venuesand facilitieswill no<br />

longer requirecustomers to provide a<br />

vaccine pass.<br />

We always said we would review the<br />

situation and the latesthealthadvice from<br />

the Ministry of Healthand respond quickly<br />

as the situation improves.<br />

Ifully support the restrictions being<br />

lowered, but urge us allnot to become<br />

complacent with Covid­19.<br />

Putting in place restrictionswas never<br />

an easy decision for the council to make,<br />

but one based on the informationand<br />

health adviceatthe time.<br />

That said, Omicron is still in the<br />

community and Iacknowledgethere are<br />

mixedfeelingsaboutthe removal of<br />

passes.<br />

Increasingly we are all aware of friends<br />

and familywho haveCovidand the<br />

challenges this brings.<br />

Iurgeeveryone to continue to practice<br />

good hygiene, wear masks when needed,<br />

following the guidance on self­isolation<br />

and to showrespect and tolerance to one<br />

another.<br />

For further detail on the red setting and<br />

general limitations, please checkthe<br />

officialCovid­19 website (Covid­19.govt.nz).<br />

Iwelcome contact from anyonewho<br />

needsassistanceorhas an issuethatyou<br />

may want to discuss.<br />

Emailmeatdan.gordon@wmk.govt.nz<br />

or phone 021906437.<br />

I’m here to help.<br />

work. The constraints of Covid<br />

restrictions means most of the<br />

information is available in digital form<br />

via www.ecan.govt.nz, but you can view<br />

hard copy documents in yourlocal<br />

library.<br />

Consultation closes on Sunday, April<br />

3and feedbackcan be delivered in<br />

person, by post, email or online, with<br />

the details found in the consultation<br />

document.<br />

Iknow it is an often­held view that<br />

council “won’t listen and will do what<br />

they wantanyway”,but Ireally do need<br />

to knowthat Iamrepresenting your<br />

views at the tablewhen Iconsider a<br />

decision that impacts all of <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

If you have difficultyfinding the<br />

information you require or would like<br />

some help,contactmeatcouncillor.<br />

mckay@ecan.govt.nz or call<br />

0274864023.<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

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2<br />

E0.9 m E1.2 m E1.0 m E1.0 m E1.1 m E1.2 m SE 1.0 m<br />

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0<br />

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

Waimakariri 4:42am 2.5 10:54am 0.5 5:<strong>31</strong>am 2.4 11:43am 0.5 6:18am 2.4 12:10am 0.5 6:06am 2.3 12:58am 0.5 6:54am 2.3 12:45am 0.6 7:43am 2.2 1:<strong>31</strong>am 0.7 8:32am 2.1 2:18am 0.7<br />

Mouth<br />

5:04pm 2.4 11:20pm 0.5 5:54pm 2.4<br />

6:43pm 2.4 12:32pm 0.5 6:32pm 2.4 12:19pm 0.6 7:20pm 2.3 1:05pm 0.6 8:08pm 2.3 1:52pm 0.7 8:55pm 2.2 2:38pm 0.7<br />

Amberley 4:42am 2.5 10:54am 0.5 5:<strong>31</strong>am 2.4 11:43am 0.5 6:18am 2.4 12:10am 0.5 6:06am 2.3 12:58am 0.5 6:54am 2.3 12:45am 0.6 7:43am 2.2 1:<strong>31</strong>am 0.7 8:32am 2.1 2:18am 0.7<br />

Beach<br />

5:04pm 2.4 11:20pm 0.5 5:54pm 2.4<br />

6:43pm 2.4 12:32pm 0.5 6:32pm 2.4 12:19pm 0.6 7:20pm 2.3 1:05pm 0.6 8:08pm 2.3 1:52pm 0.7 8:55pm 2.2 2:38pm 0.7<br />

4:51am 2.5 11:03am 0.5 5:40am 2.4 11:52am 0.5 6:27am 2.4 12:19am 0.5 6:15am 2.3 1:07am 0.5 7:03am 2.3 12:54am 0.6 7:52am 2.2 1:40am 0.7 8:41am 2.1 2:27am 0.7<br />

Motunau 5:13pm 2.4 11:29pm 0.5 6:03pm 2.4<br />

6:52pm 2.4 12:41pm 0.5 6:41pm 2.4 12:28pm 0.6 7:29pm 2.3 1:14pm 0.6 8:17pm 2.3 2:01pm 0.7 9:04pm 2.2 2:47pm 0.7<br />

4:53am 2.5 11:05am 0.5 5:42am 2.4 11:54am 0.5 6:29am 2.4 12:21am 0.5 6:17am 2.3 1:09am 0.5 7:05am 2.3 12:56am 0.6 7:54am 2.2 1:42am 0.7 8:43am 2.1 2:29am 0.7<br />

Gore Bay 5:15pm 2.4 11:<strong>31</strong>pm 0.5 6:05pm 2.4<br />

6:54pm 2.4 12:43pm 0.5 6:43pm 2.4 12:30pm 0.6 7:<strong>31</strong>pm 2.3 1:16pm 0.6 8:19pm 2.3 2:03pm 0.7 9:06pm 2.2 2:49pm 0.7<br />

4:46am 1.8 10:59am 0.4 5:38am 1.8 11:49am 0.4 6:28am 1.8 12:14am 0.4 6:19am 1.7 1:05am 0.4 7:08am 1.7 12:56am 0.5 7:58am 1.6 1:46am 0.5 8:48am 1.6 2:36am 0.5<br />

Kaikoura 5:07pm 1.8 11:21pm 0.4 5:59pm 1.8<br />

6:51pm 1.8 12:39pm 0.4 6:41pm 1.8 12:28pm 0.5 7:30pm 1.7 1:17pm 0.5 8:18pm 1.7 2:05pm 0.5 9:05pm 1.7 2:53pm 0.6<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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NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

7<br />

Community support ... Tammi Martin (left), of Surfwise, Shani Clark (middle), of Sport<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, and Cushla Waghorn (right), of Community Wellbeing <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>, work<br />

with some excited children at Waikuku Beach.<br />

PHOTO: LOUISE LEITCH<br />

Funding shortfall<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>’s social service agency<br />

is facing afunding shortfall as it looks to<br />

meet agrowing demand in the wakeof<br />

Covid­19.<br />

Navigatingfundingchallenges is nothing<br />

new for the Community Wellbeing <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Trust, but the Covid­19<br />

environmentismaking it even more<br />

difficult, manager Deirdre Ryan says.<br />

At the same the trust is facing greater<br />

demands on its services,due to Covid­19.<br />

She was speaking at the Waimakariri<br />

District Council’scommunityand<br />

recreationcommittee meetingearlier this<br />

month,<br />

‘‘It’s an ongoing struggle as there’salack<br />

of certainty, but to keep our good people<br />

we needtobeabletooffer long term<br />

employment contracts.<br />

‘‘Duringthe lasttwo yearsfundraising<br />

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generous clubsand businesses who<br />

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At same timedemand for Community<br />

Wellbeing’sservices are growing, with<br />

staffing levels recently risingto34full­time<br />

equivalents, which saw the Rangiora office<br />

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make sure that ourteam are takingbreaks<br />

and are managing theirown wellbeing.’’<br />

Community Wellbeing receivesfunding<br />

from governmentcontracts to provide<br />

services to the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

community. But thisfundingdoes not<br />

cover vehicles, facilities, laptops or the<br />

manager’s salary, which are metby<br />

community fundraising. Unlike other<br />

private healthcareproviders, Community<br />

Wellbeing does not expect its staff to clock<br />

up the mileage in theirown private<br />

vehicles.<br />

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collaborativelywith anumberof<br />

organisations such as Connect Hurunui,<br />

SocialServices Waimakariri, local<br />

businesses and Lions, Rotary and Leo<br />

clubs.<br />

Arecent collaboration with Waikukubased<br />

Surfwise is an exampleof<br />

respondingtoaneed. Supported by Sport<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> and donations from local<br />

individualsand businesses, Community<br />

Wellbeing and SurfWise developed and<br />

ran apilot programme to support the<br />

mentalhealth and wellbeingofyoung<br />

peopleinthe community.<br />

‘‘We need ongoing resources to turn this<br />

pilot intoanongoing programme, so that<br />

we can helpmany more young peoplein<br />

Waimakariri and theHurunui,’’ Ms Ryan<br />

says.<br />

She says the best way people can<br />

support CommunityWellbeing’swork is to<br />

make adonation. ‘‘With cashdonations we<br />

can respondquickly and flexibly to put in<br />

place services where and when there’s<br />

need. We can’t run the fundraising events<br />

that we had hoped to this year, but we will<br />

carryonasbest we can.’’<br />

Council flooded with<br />

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Majorflooding in the Waimakariri<br />

District over the past yearhas resulted<br />

in asurge of drainagecheck requests,<br />

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pump.<br />

Nearly 1500requestsfor drain works<br />

have been received by the Waimakariri<br />

District Council overthe<br />

past 12 months,600 of<br />

whichrelate to rain<br />

events between May 2021<br />

and February <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

The numberisabout<br />

double whatthe council<br />

typically receives.<br />

About60areas have<br />

been earmarked for<br />

inspections with council<br />

indicatingitwas going to take ‘‘a number<br />

of months’’ to work through the<br />

schedule.<br />

Atotal of 25 drainage assessments<br />

were under way.<br />

The eastern part of the district<br />

experienced aboutathird of the average<br />

annual rainfall during an unusually wet<br />

monthinFebruary.<br />

Theseareas copped 200mmofrainfall<br />

over atwo week period, including<br />

floodingwhichoccurred on February<br />

12.<br />

It was the third floodingevent to occur<br />

in the districtinless thanayear.<br />

‘‘Thecriticalduration of 24 hours<br />

meantthatour larger drainsand storage<br />

system were tested,’’adrainageservice<br />

update reportsays.<br />

‘‘Howeverthere weresome more<br />

intense periods of rainfall thattested<br />

our pipedsystems and cause blockages<br />

at some locations.’’<br />

Woodend Rugby Club presidentPhil<br />

Kennett says the recent flood eventhad<br />

leftasignificantportion of turf at<br />

Gladstone Park damaged.<br />

‘‘It's munted half arugby field to the<br />

extent where it'sbasically killedall the<br />

grass off,’’ he says. ‘‘Council can'twork<br />

out how it's happenedorwhy it's<br />

happened.’’<br />

He says the turf damage has impacted<br />

the recentcricket season and workarounds<br />

will be required<br />

for theupcoming rugby<br />

season.<br />

‘‘We've basically lost<br />

one full rugby field.’’<br />

Kaiapoi Golf Club<br />

boardchairmanJack<br />

Oldridge says adrainage<br />

pipe which runsacross a<br />

fairway was enduring<br />

regular blockages,<br />

leaving surfacewater oftenonthe<br />

course.<br />

‘‘We've workedwith councilfor some<br />

timeonthe issue, but it has not been<br />

rectified to the level we want it so we'll<br />

keeponpersevering.’’<br />

The club was consideringdeveloping<br />

somepondswith plantingonthe course<br />

to act as acatchment for rainfall. The<br />

build­up was not justlimitedtodrainage<br />

withoutstandingdrainmaintenance<br />

worksapping up council’s resource.<br />

Council waterteams say the district's<br />

catchmentsare saturated and<br />

groundwater levels in coastalregions,<br />

including Waikuku Beach,Pegasus,<br />

Woodend Beachand The PinesBeach<br />

werevery highatpresent.<br />

‘‘[This] is impacting drainage systems,<br />

particularly soakagetype systems.’’<br />

Council have established aflood team<br />

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on aprioritybasis.<br />

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It has become so popular more space is<br />

needed to meetdemandinthe rapidly<br />

growing township.<br />

It is also lookingtomove on from the<br />

homeHelen Newton has generously<br />

provided in ashed on her property for the<br />

pastfive or six years, so she can make<br />

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Chair John Black saystime is ticking.<br />

Along termsolution is needed, andone<br />

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fundraising.<br />

While there have beenplans afoot for a<br />

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possibilities of building on Hurunui<br />

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‘‘Weare in limbowith the council,’’ says<br />

John.<br />

The group is now wondering if someone<br />

may haveanold woolshedorfarm building<br />

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options of movinginto an existing building<br />

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Johnsays aspaceinanew subdivision in<br />

the rapidly growing towncould even be a<br />

possibility.<br />

Thiscould provideahomefor aMenz<br />

Shed, and at the same time aplace for new<br />

residents to meet people, and enjoy<br />

camaraderie, while contributingto<br />

community projects.<br />

The Menz Shed sessions are for people<br />

to go and crafteverything fromcoffins and<br />

toys, to community assets such as Sharing<br />

Sheds and brightyellowwoodendaffodils<br />

to highlight the CancerSociety’s<br />

fundraising efforts.Its community baseof<br />

talented peoplealso spruces up town<br />

signs, repairs communityproperty, and<br />

morerecentlyrebuilt the aviary in<br />

Chamberlain Park,Amberley.<br />

Amberley hasabout 25 members, seven<br />

of whom arewomen. Members enjoy a<br />

friendly atmosphere,where they can<br />

socialise, and pursueprojectsacoupleof<br />

times aweek.<br />

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materials and anew home, run their own<br />

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Scrumptious morning teas prove to be a<br />

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greattime to sit, relaxand chat.<br />

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PaulaLeCompte,say the group is ahuge<br />

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‘‘It is about $300,000 for anew building,<br />

whichisalot of fundraising. We can’t<br />

afford adebt,’’they say.<br />

‘‘We are fulfilling apretty important role<br />

in the community,’’ says Chris. ‘‘Itgives<br />

people asense of purpose.’’<br />

Chrisjoinedthe MenzShed afterbeing<br />

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wanted to buildhis own coffin, adeed he<br />

has finished.His wife thenwantedone,<br />

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Shed wherecoffin makingisall in adays<br />

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they are needed. The wooden coffins offer<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Education leaders laud history changes<br />

By ADAM BURNS<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

A<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> school principalsays<br />

pupils may be apprehensivewhen the<br />

revamped historycurriculum is<br />

introduced into classrooms.<br />

Kaiapoi High School prinicpal Bruce<br />

Kearney, alongside other education<br />

leaders, have lauded the changes<br />

following yearsofwhat he believedwas<br />

substandardeducation on New Zealand’s<br />

foundational history.<br />

The Aotearoa New Zealand history<br />

curriculum willbeintroduced into<br />

classroomsnext yearafterJacinda Ardern<br />

firstfloatedthe programme back in 2019.<br />

It willfocusonhistoricaltopics,<br />

including Te Tiriti oWaitangi,the arrival<br />

of JamesCook, land wars and colonisation.<br />

‘‘Ithink it’s one of the bestthings we’ve<br />

ever doneand I’msopleasedthatwe’re<br />

doing it,’’ Mr Kearneysays.<br />

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has<br />

described the feedback received by the<br />

Ministry of Educationaswide­ranging,<br />

clear, and at times confronting aftera<br />

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Mr Kearney says somepupils may<br />

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more and more excited. Traditionally over<br />

anumber of years,we’ve taught the Treaty<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

of Waitangi verypoorly.’’<br />

Ex­Belfast School principal andchairof<br />

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Principals Council, Peter Simpsonsays<br />

the revamped historiescurriculum is long<br />

overdue.<br />

‘‘NewZealand kidsprobably know more<br />

aboutthe colonialhistory and Great<br />

Britain’s history,more than theirown<br />

history,’’ he says.<br />

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takensolong to be introduced into<br />

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11<br />

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German and French, how many are going<br />

to end up speaking it.<br />

‘‘TeReo is part of the curriculum and I<br />

believethey’re goingtouse it more, 20<br />

years from now.’’<br />

He says there was apotential seachange<br />

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Kaupapa Maori.<br />

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andkapa hakafestivals and go intoschools<br />

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The high road ... The re­aligned Lake Sumner Road.<br />

Lakes access open<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Lake SumnerRoad has reopened after<br />

mid­February’sdownpour scoured out<br />

part of the road.<br />

About500 metres of the road has been<br />

realigned and moved about25metres<br />

away from the river, up the hill.<br />

The damagewas caused afterasection<br />

of the road was undermined by the south<br />

branch of the Hurunui River, after ex­<br />

Cyclone Dovidumped ahuge amountof<br />

rain in the area causing the river to flood.<br />

Work duringthe past six weeks has<br />

included bulldozingatrackintothe<br />

hillside, carting stonesfrom the river to<br />

form anew roadbase, crushing,shaping,<br />

and spreading crushed material,installing<br />

new culvertstwo to three metres below the<br />

new road surface,concretecapping them,<br />

and carrying out concrete ford repairs.<br />

Hurunui District Councilroading<br />

manager KushlaTapper sayswith the new<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

alignment being further up the hilland<br />

away from the river, in addition to river realignment,<br />

the road should be much better<br />

protected from rivererosion in the future.<br />

“Theseworks have been asignificant<br />

team effort,”she said.<br />

Partnering agencies Waka Kotahi,<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>,Department of<br />

Conservation, Land Information New<br />

Zealand and thepastoral leaseholdersall<br />

came togetherquickly, to agree on aplan<br />

of action to re­establish accessfor the<br />

isolated people and properties.<br />

‘‘The location of the new roadalignment<br />

was agreedtoquickly,’’she says. Aknown<br />

lizardhabitat and matagouriwere<br />

avoided.<br />

Ms Tapper said the road has been a<br />

sourceoffrustration for recreational users<br />

of LakeSumner, Lake Taylor and Loch<br />

Katrine. Major roadand reconstruction<br />

work was done in early summer, to mop<br />

after last winter’s major rain events.<br />

Events are back on<br />

track in Nth Canty<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Big eventsare set to return to <strong>North</strong><br />

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

With the government’s<br />

announcement lastweek of the easing<br />

of Covid­19restrictions, localevent<br />

organisers are getting on with event<br />

planning.<br />

Indoorevents now havea200<br />

person limit, withnorestrictionon<br />

numbers for outdoor events and<br />

vaccine passes will no longerbe<br />

required from Monday, April 4.<br />

Rangiora Promotions chairperson<br />

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has given local businesses more<br />

certainty.<br />

He says the Rangiora Big Splash is<br />

set to return in June,while an Easter<br />

egg hunt is being planned and a<br />

springeventfor Rangiora is also in<br />

the pipeline.<br />

‘‘We were always intending to go<br />

ahead with the Big Splash, unless we<br />

couldn’t do it, so now we can.<br />

‘‘Lastyear we raised $16,000(for<br />

the Rangiora Stroke Club),sowe’re<br />

putting that together again,and it<br />

shouldbeagreat event.<br />

‘‘Weare trying everythingtokeep<br />

activity going in the community.<br />

‘‘You can tell by the lack of people<br />

down the streethow tough it is.<br />

‘‘For businesses to survive we need<br />

people.’’<br />

The Easter egg huntwill involve<br />

eggs being hiddeninshop windows<br />

for children to find.<br />

Rangiora Promotions is also<br />

running a‘‘Good in the Hood’’<br />

promotion, where shoppers receive<br />

stickers for making apurchasewith a<br />

localretailer.<br />

Acompleted sheet of 40 stickerscan<br />

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Rangiora business ownerKarl<br />

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majorfestivals in recent years,says<br />

some big events are in the pipeline<br />

and he hopestomake an<br />

announcement soon.<br />

All Together Kaiapoi co­ordinator<br />

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that there is some more certainty<br />

thanks to the easing of restrictions.<br />

Meanwhile the Kaikoura<br />

Adventure Raceisontrack for Anzac<br />

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500 people.<br />

KaikouraDistrict Council events<br />

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‘‘As we all know, the danger is you<br />

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Laterinthe yearthe Kaikoura Hop<br />

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Abreadth of media and styleswill<br />

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annualexhibition.<br />

The exhibition runsfrom April 15 to<br />

May 20, and is open dailyinthe Mayfair<br />

Arts and CultureCentre 10am to 7pm.<br />

Entry is free.<br />

The society is showcasing an array of<br />

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artists, and it’s hopedthe community and<br />

visitors to Kaikourawill enjoy the<br />

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The society has arich historydating<br />

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The diversityoftalent among its<br />

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This year for the first­time the society<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 17<br />

Club hopes for large turnout<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Rangiora Harness Racing Club president<br />

Greg Wright is hoping for alargeturnout at<br />

the club’s race meeting this Sunday<br />

afternoon.<br />

The club’s BetavetRaceday meetingat<br />

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majorsporting eventsin<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

sincethe Prime Minister’s announcement,<br />

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It was welcome news for the cluband<br />

thereisanexciting programme of harness<br />

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‘‘Gayand Tony Abell continue their<br />

longstanding support of the club and this<br />

race is expected to onceagain be well<br />

supported,’’ Greg says.<br />

The programme has agoodmix of<br />

trotting and pacing races including the<br />

$9000feature for two­year­old pacers which<br />

will provide agood lead into the Group3,<br />

$30,000 LeonardMemorial for two­year­old<br />

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Covidpassports are still required for<br />

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‘‘Butasapredominantlyopen­air event<br />

attendance numbers are not controlled,’’<br />

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NEWS<br />

20 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Recognition for Tony<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Tony Abell’s outstanding contribution to<br />

harness racing has been recognised at the<br />

recent 2020­2021 season Harness Racing<br />

New Zealand annualawards.<br />

The Fernside octogenariansaid he was<br />

blindsided by the award,whichwas<br />

presentedatAddingtonRaceway, earlier<br />

this month.<br />

‘‘I hadnoidea whatwas coming. It came<br />

rightout of the blue and Iwas caught flat<br />

footed, but it was very pleasing,’’ Tony,<br />

aged 87, said.<br />

The award was in recognition of Tony’s<br />

role as aleading harness racing owner,<br />

breeder and administrator. His<br />

involvementinestablishing the Sires’<br />

Stakes Board and morerecently for his<br />

work reshaping the harnessracing<br />

calendar were alsorecognised.<br />

Starting from this year, the calendar now<br />

begins on January 1and endson<br />

December <strong>31</strong>, instead of beginning on<br />

August 1and ending on July <strong>31</strong>.<br />

‘‘Thenew season brings the actualage of<br />

our horses closer in line withthe racing<br />

season,’’ Tony said. ‘‘The idea was<br />

controversialtobegin with,but when it<br />

was votedonatthe annual conference,<br />

everyclub supported it.’'<br />

Tony has also been involved in<br />

establishing anew CountryCups series of<br />

racing to highlight popular grass­track<br />

racing, with a$100,000GroupOne Final<br />

planned.<br />

He has received manyawardsand<br />

accolades duringmore than 50 years<br />

involvementinharness racing,and in 2005<br />

he received the New Zealand Order of<br />

Meritfor services to the harness racing<br />

industry.Hehas alsobeeninducted into<br />

the Inter Dominion Hall of Fame,and has<br />

bred many top horses includingKotare<br />

Legend, the top three­year­old of his year.<br />

More recently Kotare Mach was another<br />

top performer bred and raced by Tony and<br />

Tony Abell<br />

his wife Gay.<br />

The awards, scheduled for last year, but<br />

postponeddue to Covid­19, wereatriumph<br />

for the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>harnessracing<br />

industry. Kaiapoi’sColin and Nancy Hair,<br />

whose champion trotter Sundees Son won<br />

Trotter of the Year and Horse of the Year.<br />

Sundees Son’sdam, Stardon, also bred and<br />

owned by the couple,won Trotting<br />

Broodmareofthe Year.<br />

RobertDunn, who has two stables, one<br />

at Pukekohe and one at Woodend Beach,<br />

and now trainsinpartnership with his<br />

daughter­in­law, Jenna Dunn, won the<br />

leading trainer award for 2020/2021. The<br />

Dunns also train Sundees Son and<br />

Highgrove,winner of the Two­Year­Old<br />

Trotting Colt or Gelding of the Year award.<br />

Jenna's father Craig Edmonds and her<br />

sisterAimee, in partnership at Woodend<br />

Beach,train Five WiseMen, which won<br />

the Three­Year­Old Trotting Coltor<br />

Gelding of the Year award.<br />

Big night out in Balcairn Hall<br />

Last Saturday night the Balcairn Hall<br />

buzzed with the sounds of music and<br />

entertainment.<br />

The Alpaca Social Club brought a<br />

marvellous show, mostly of their own<br />

written material to Balcairn.<br />

Craig Denham, Jon Sanders and<br />

special guest Cousin Alice showed their<br />

musical skill, and unique humour, by<br />

playing several different instruments<br />

with great singing.<br />

Cousin Alice gripped the audience<br />

with her gritty, sweet and smoky voice<br />

and mastery of different song genres.<br />

Their international experience, gained<br />

over the years, in places like Prague,<br />

London, Amsterdam and Dingle.<br />

They have also performed at several<br />

spots along the Mosel River in Germany<br />

was very noticeable and very much<br />

appreciated by the audience of some 70<br />

hardy souls.<br />

Jon said it was their largest audience<br />

on their current New Zealand tour which<br />

is sponsored and delivered by the Arts on<br />

Tour NZ Trust.<br />

From an absolute classical Irish<br />

musical piece written in the 1600s,<br />

performed by John and Alice on their<br />

ukuleles, to asong written by Craig about<br />

an unhelpful parking warden in<br />

Auckland, mixed with their great sense of<br />

humour, had the audience sitting on the<br />

edge of their seats.<br />

In times like we are in at the moment,<br />

it was so good, for many, to have such an<br />

enjoyable and relaxed evening.<br />

And as always in the Balcairn Hall, the<br />

half time supper reminded us of good old<br />

rural Kiwi hospitality.<br />

New litter bins for Cheviot<br />

Smart new litter binsare now gracing<br />

Cheviot’s main centre.<br />

Seven new bins, which replace<br />

44­gallon drums, have been installed<br />

outside 4Square, Harris Meats, Cheviot<br />

Area School by the Museum,Number 8<br />

Cafe, Cheviot TeaRooms and by the<br />

Easter at the Museum<br />

The Rangiora Early Records Society is<br />

busy preparing abig display case in the<br />

Dickhoff room for an exhibition on<br />

Easter Brides, with dresses from the<br />

museum’s collection dating from the<br />

1860s to the 1940s.<br />

phone box in the main centre, and at the<br />

Cheviot Central Garage.<br />

Afurther bin will be installed at Lions<br />

Park next week.<br />

The new bins were allowed for in the<br />

HurunuiDistrict Council’s long term<br />

plan.<br />

Visit to see it on Easter Sunday, April,<br />

17, from 1.30pm to 4pm. These<br />

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Poultry club embraces technology<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s poultry club is<br />

embracing technology to overcome<br />

Covid­19.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Poultry and<br />

Pigeon Club is co­hosting New Zealand’s<br />

first virtual young bird show during<br />

Easter with the Christchurch Poultry,<br />

Bantam and Pigeon Club.<br />

The club is also adopting the latest<br />

technology as it prepares to host the<br />

national poultry show in Rangiora next<br />

year as part of its 125th jubilee.<br />

Assistant secretary Sarah Wyllie says<br />

with the uncertainty of Covid­19, moving<br />

the young bird show online made sense.<br />

‘‘There was just so much uncertainty of<br />

whether we were going to be able to hold<br />

the young bird show and then hold our<br />

winter shows, so we thought we would try<br />

avirtual show.<br />

‘‘It gives us aplatform in case we need<br />

to move our winter show online at short<br />

notice.<br />

‘‘You’ve got far more flexibility and it’s<br />

far easier for people outside the area to<br />

enter.’’<br />

The two clubs introduced the young<br />

bird show in 2019 as away of educating<br />

people new to breeding chooks and<br />

encouraging new exhibitors.<br />

The 2019 and 2021 young bird shows<br />

were held at the Rangiora Showgrounds<br />

and attracted between 200 and 300<br />

entries, around half the entries at the<br />

club’s annual <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Winter<br />

Show.<br />

Ms Wyllie says there has been lots of<br />

interest already from <strong>North</strong> Island<br />

exhibitors and from breeders throughout<br />

the South Island.<br />

But she admits it is not the same as a<br />

real show.<br />

The club hopes to be back at the<br />

Rangiora Showgrounds for the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Winter Show from May 27 to<br />

28.<br />

For that show the club will be using the<br />

showday.online platform for the first<br />

time as atrial run before next year’s<br />

national show.<br />

Acellphone app is also being<br />

developed that will enable stewards to<br />

enter results instantly as soon as judges<br />

make their decisions.<br />

As the Christchurch club’s secretary,<br />

Sarah Wyllie<br />

Ms Wyllie already has experience<br />

organising the 2017 national poultry<br />

show.<br />

‘‘I was new on the committee then, but<br />

we did astella job.’’<br />

Christchurch club president Mark<br />

Lilley and his wife Jenny have joined Ms<br />

Wyllie on a2023 national show<br />

committee to help the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

club prepare.<br />

Ms Wyllie also hopes to create an<br />

online platform with resources to help<br />

new poultry breeders.<br />

‘‘There’s so many people out there with<br />

chooks and we get so many questions on<br />

Facebook, so there’s aneed for educating<br />

them on the care of chooks and problem<br />

solving.’’<br />

Entries for the virtual poultry show<br />

close on April 10 with judging over<br />

Easter. Some of the classes will be<br />

judged by public vote on Facebook.<br />

Entry is free, with exhibitors<br />

submitting photos of their birds. Details<br />

are available on the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Poultry and Pigeon Club’s page on<br />

Facebook.<br />

Arable season of two halves<br />

By TIM CRONSHAW<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s soggy harvest is shaping up to<br />

be agame of twohalves for arable farmers.<br />

Unrelentingrain lastmonth interrupted<br />

harvesting, causing major headachesinthe<br />

shape of sprouting, flattenedcrops, boggy<br />

paddocks,increaseddemand for drying<br />

facilitiesand qualityissues.<br />

One estimate is that the whiteclover seed<br />

crop is down by about athird as aresultof<br />

seeds germinating,while the worst of the<br />

milling wheat and othercrops have been<br />

abandoned.<br />

In contrast, grainand seedcrops brought<br />

in before late January haveperformed well<br />

and even above­averageinsome cases.<br />

The Foundationfor ArableResearch has<br />

come across the same gap in its trial crops.<br />

Cereals senior researcher Jo Drummond<br />

said this harvest had challenged growers<br />

on many levelsand cultivar performance<br />

trialswere no exception.<br />

She said therewas abig difference<br />

between crop yields, depending on when<br />

they wereharvested.<br />

This was shownwith acoded cultivar<br />

calledKWW83Byielding 15.3 tonnes of<br />

feed wheat ahectare at an irrigated site in<br />

Wakanui whichwouldbehard to beat, she<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Thatwas an outstanding result<br />

considering the season we have had. The<br />

crops look OK for farmers who wereable to<br />

harvest in the windowfrom early to late<br />

January.<br />

‘‘If things were harvested late January<br />

onwards then that is where they have<br />

started to struggle.<br />

‘‘Whenthe school holidays finished the<br />

harvest became more challenging.’’<br />

The top cultivar was followedbyLG<br />

Tapestry on 14.9t/haand Graham on<br />

14.6t/ha at atrial sowninearly April on a<br />

Jo Drummond<br />

paddock previouslygrowingChinese<br />

cabbage and harvestedonFebruary 18.<br />

Average yields were 14.3t/ha, the same as<br />

last season, and similar to the four­year<br />

mean of 14.7 t/ha.<br />

Ms Drummond said some farmers were<br />

still getting theirlate crops in so all the<br />

results had yet to come through.<br />

‘‘The cream had alreadybeen takenoff in<br />

Novemberand December when we had<br />

reduced sunshine for the grain fill period.<br />

‘‘Anything that matured from late<br />

January onwards is strugglinginthe<br />

harvest conditions.’’<br />

She said farmerswho were having to<br />

harvest grain with ahigher moisture<br />

content were still dealing with adrying<br />

backlog and weremaking decisions about<br />

which crops should get the priority.<br />

This was made moredifficult for those<br />

who did nothave accesstodrying facilities.<br />

Milling wheat cropsweren’tmeeting<br />

targets as aresult of low falling numbers<br />

because of high moisture and weren’t<br />

hitting protein levels or testweights, she<br />

said.


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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

23<br />

Pay rise looming for sheep, beef farmers<br />

By TIM CRONSHAW<br />

Sheep and beef farmers can expect anice<br />

pay rise this season, but off alow base.<br />

Beef +Lamb New Zealand forecasts<br />

the average farm profit before tax will lift<br />

29 percent in 2021­22 to $116,200, which<br />

takes into account rising inflation.<br />

Chief economist Andrew Burtt said the<br />

increase would be welcomed, even if it<br />

arrived from alow figure in 2020­21 and<br />

was less than farmers got in 2017­18,<br />

2018­19 and 2019­20.<br />

‘‘Strong farm­gate sheep prices<br />

underpin an 11% increase in gross farm<br />

revenue.<br />

‘‘Inflationary pressure is causing onfarm<br />

costs to lift sharply with farm<br />

expenditure forecast to increase 4.5%.’’<br />

Gross farm revenue for the farming<br />

year should average $667,300 per farm<br />

with increased revenue driven mainly<br />

from sheep, and increased revenue<br />

coming from cattle, wool, deer, cash<br />

crops and other revenue.<br />

The flipside is farm spending is<br />

estimated to increase 5% to average just<br />

over $500,000 per farm.<br />

Farm bills will increase in all<br />

categories except for interest and rent.<br />

Fertiliser, lime, and seed spending will<br />

rise 16% to average $96,300.<br />

The organisation’s positive mid­season<br />

outlook for global sheep meat and beef<br />

trade, was backed by good signs in key<br />

markets and demand projected to<br />

continue to exceed supply.<br />

Mr Burtt said alarger share of strong<br />

prices in New Zealand’s export markets<br />

was expected to flow into farm­gate<br />

returns.<br />

‘‘Strong demand from the United<br />

States and China has underpinned<br />

record highs in the first quarter of the<br />

season for both sheep meat and beef<br />

returns, and atightening of global beef<br />

supply has added fuel to the global beef<br />

Andrew Burtt<br />

market.’’<br />

The 11% hike will lift sheep meat and<br />

beef export receipts from last season to<br />

$9.6 billion and be 21% higher than the<br />

five­year average.<br />

The dollar remains favourable for<br />

exporters.<br />

Forecasts for the value of sheep meat<br />

exports are at arecord high and 18% up<br />

on the five­year average.<br />

Lamb export receipts are expected to<br />

rise by 13% with volumes down 1% from<br />

fewer lambs born last spring.<br />

Beef and veal export revenue is<br />

expected to be $4.9 billion, up 11%, even<br />

though export volumes appear to decline<br />

2% to 493,000 tonnes.<br />

Imported beef demand in the US is<br />

expected to be strong as aresult of its<br />

declining beef production.<br />

There are warning signs for red meat<br />

trading, including Covid­19 uncertainty,<br />

high freight costs and geopolitical<br />

Upbeat ... Beef +Lamb New Zealand chief economist Andrew Burtt’s upbeat that fortunes<br />

are looking up for sheep and beef farmers.<br />

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tensions.<br />

Mr Burtt said farmers were wary about<br />

the impact of Omicron on meat<br />

processing and their ability to move<br />

livestock off farms, as well as the<br />

possibility of holding livestock for longer<br />

and needing additional feed.<br />

‘‘Farmers remain concerned about the<br />

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regulation and the encroachment of<br />

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landscape of rural communities.’’<br />

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This architecturally designedhome wouldbeideal homefor alarger family or someone whowanted to establish aB&B.<br />

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balconiesare perfect for enjoying the beautifulestablished gardens. Thefarm issubdivided into 12 main paddocks on fertile<br />

Claremont Loam soil and comprises 21.5 hectares, of which 16 hectares approximately is deer fenced, with the remainder<br />

beingattractive woodlandwhich would be ideal for horsesorany other stock.Support buildingsincludeasoundwoolshed, a<br />

five bay concrete blockshedwhichhas three open bays for hayand the deer yards. Thereisasleepout with ashower and<br />

toilet, alargelockable workshopand implement shed, alockable concreteblock shedmeasuring approximately 22mx12m,as<br />

well as two historic sheds.Other features include an all weather tenniscourt, aproductiveorchard, with araised bed vegetable<br />

garden and achook house.<br />

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SPORTS RESULTS<br />

RUGBY<br />

By PETER WILLIAMS<br />

The<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>SeniorRugby<br />

competition for <strong>2022</strong> gets under waythis<br />

Saturday,April 2, withthe first roundofthe<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> onlycompetition.<br />

Last season’s winner, Kaiapoi,hosts<br />

Hurunui,AshleyplaysSaracens at Loburn,<br />

Woodend plays Glenmark­Cheviotat<br />

GladstoneParkand Oxford hosts Ohoka.<br />

Allmatches are setfor a2.45 start.<br />

BecauseCovid has already affected most<br />

of the teams, to some extent, it hasbeen<br />

decided theDivision 2competitionwillnot<br />

start untilApril30.<br />

This will allow Division 2players to be<br />

available to fillany gaps that may arise if<br />

Covid doesstrike any Division 1teams<br />

duringthe first fourweeks of the season.<br />

Last season’s finalists, Kaiapoiand<br />

Saracens, are again expected to be among<br />

thetop teams.<br />

Kaiapoi hassomesignificant gains in the<br />

forwards, notablyatprop. Former captain,<br />

flanker Matt Etheredge,has returned to his<br />

home club afterplayingmany seasonswith<br />

the Christchurch Club.<br />

Saracens hasalsomadeacouple of gains<br />

in the front row, including welcomingback<br />

Kirk Freeman to theside.<br />

Oxfordthisseasonisunderthe direction<br />

of clubstalwart StuDalzell, whowill be<br />

operatinginaplayer­coachrole.<br />

It has lost the services of two keybacks in<br />

Jesse Bowring andAngus Mitchell.<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot welcomes back<br />

George Fox, while mid­fielderMatt Holmes<br />

andlockTom Blytheare gains from<br />

Methven andRakaiarespectively.<br />

Hurunui will be missing theservices of<br />

energetic lockThomasWilliams and will be<br />

introducing some Colts and Division2<br />

players to Division1rugby.<br />

It’s all on!!!<br />

Saturday<br />

APRIL 2 nd<br />

Rugby is Back on in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Ashley vs Saracens, Loburn 2:45 pm<br />

Woodend vs Glenmark-Cheviot, Gladstone Park 2:45 pm<br />

Kaiapoi vs Hurunui, Kaiapoi Oval 2:45 pm<br />

Oxford vs Ohoka, Oxford Oval 2.45pm<br />

Defending champions ... Kaiapoi won last year’s <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> title.<br />

Themood at Ashleyisbuoyant as ithas<br />

attractedanumber of newplayers. Loose<br />

forward Elijah Coulstonandfive­eighth<br />

Nathan Emeryare gainsfromNew<br />

Brighton,while JackReganjoins Ashley<br />

from Belfast.<br />

Ashley willalso be promoting some<br />

players fromlastseason’s successfulColts<br />

side,soapathway through to senior Rugby<br />

is clearly being established at Ashley.<br />

This seasonOhokaisbeing coached by<br />

Dayle Sutherland, Terry O’Loughlin and<br />

Oscar Pammet. The playing roster is<br />

expected to be similar to lastseason.<br />

Woodend hasalsoretained most of last<br />

season’steam and hasgained ahooker and<br />

amid­fielder from Rotorua.<br />

TheCombinedCountry LuisettiSeeds<br />

competition kicks offonSaturday,April9,<br />

and will finishwiththe Combined Finalfor<br />

the Luisetti Cup on June18. The<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> only competition resumes, and<br />

willfinishwith finalsonJuly30<br />

Winning smile ... Last year’s Kaiapoi<br />

captain Jacob Hurring.<br />

Darfield claims country cricket one day competition title<br />

CRICKET<br />

Darfield has beencrowned countrycricket<br />

champions after comprehensivelybeating<br />

Leeston­SouthbridgeinSaturday’s final.<br />

TheDarfieldXIcappedoff afine 2021/22<br />

CRVAmbreedCountryPremier OneDay<br />

competition campaign by lifting the<br />

Fulton/WrightCup at <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Country’s showpiece ground, Mainpower<br />

Oval in Rangiora.<br />

Last year’sbeaten finalist, Darfield, won<br />

thetossandelected to bowl firstand make<br />

useoftheirstrike bowlingunit,led by<br />

newly­capped <strong>Canterbury</strong> firstclass<br />

playerZak Foulkes.<br />

Leeston­Southbridgeopeners Toby<br />

Doyleand Brayden Hill triedtoseethe<br />

shineoff thenewball,beforeFoulkes<br />

skittled Doyle in the fifth over.<br />

Foulkes thenclaimed thebig scalp of<br />

Harry Chamberlainfor aduck,while Will<br />

Greensladetrapped <strong>Canterbury</strong>stalwart<br />

William Williams cheaply.<br />

Reelingat 63/7, experienced pair Chris<br />

Beaton(18runs off57balls)and Dougald<br />

Munro(33 off37)made aspirited fightback<br />

before Leeston­Southbridge crumbled to<br />

be alloutfor 113inthe 39thover.<br />

Greensladefinished with thefine<br />

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figures of 3/18off hismaximum nine overs,<br />

while Foulkesclaimed 2/17off hisnine.<br />

Will Williams tookthenew ball to try to<br />

make early inroadsindefendingthe<br />

under­par total.<br />

While he got the bigwicket ofZak<br />

Foulkes, caughtbehind forjust 13,<br />

Leeston­Southbridgecould do littleto<br />

denyDarfield.<br />

Opener Nick Gilbert batted supremely<br />

for an unbeatenhalf­century, wellsupportedbyafree­flowing<br />

32 off 37 balls<br />

fromRyan Hughes, who took outMVP<br />

honours.<br />

Thepairguided Darfieldtoaneightwicket<br />

win,with16.3 overs to spare.<br />

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Sue McIlroy/Marion Lomax 3. E/W:<br />

VeronicaHall/Richard Luisetti 1, David<br />

Rainey/David McRae 2, LyndaGrierson/<br />

Gaynor Hurford 3.<br />

Waimakariri Gorge Women's Golf<br />

1st Rosebowl Stableford 18 Holes: L<br />

Smith39, MTeAwa 33, KBush <strong>31</strong>, T<br />

Craig29, KRedwood 29, SKing28, L<br />

Steele 27, CWillson27, MRobertson27.<br />

Nine holes:JJenkins17, JStewart 12.<br />

Rangiora Golf Club<br />

Stableford:Men: Richard Luisetti22,<br />

Clifford Boddy 18 c/b,BrucePugh 18.<br />

Women: Carol VanHout 19, PGlassey 18<br />

c/b.<br />

Amberley Golf Club<br />

<strong>March</strong>26: BYates +2, SManson +1, H<br />

Murchison 0, RClifdon0,JRobertson 0.<br />

Excel Design Longest Putt: MNeale.<br />

Women:JBrown +2, KPepper +2, J<br />

Southern 0, JMorgan–1, AWilshire–1.<br />

Mid WeekMen: JWigley 42, GBlackler<br />

40, BFitzgerald38, GD’Avergne 37.<br />

Women:JMorgan +7, JInkson +7, V<br />

Wormald +6. Longest Putt: JMorgan.<br />

Nine Holers: GReid 15 Putts,JEvans16,<br />

DPercy 16, RKemp 16.<br />

In theplate final, Lincolnendedthe<br />

season on ahigh note.<br />

Facing the challenge fromOxford­<br />

Rangiora,Lincolnsuccessfully chased<br />

down 155withfour wickets inhandina<br />

well­fought contest.<br />

Short scorecard:<br />

Leeston­Southbridge 113 (D Munro 33, B<br />

Hill 20; WGreenslade 3/18, ZFoulkes2/17,<br />

RHughes 2/18)losttoDarfield116/2(N<br />

Gilbert53no, RHughes 32no).<br />

Oxford­Rangiora 155 (D Fulton 68,L<br />

Waghorn 23,ASingh20; THolland 4/33, B<br />

Moore2/21,EPaterson 2/46)losttoLincoln<br />

156/6 (H Drummond 63,APaterson 29no; H<br />

Sail 3/2,ASingh 2/37).<br />

Locals<br />

Supporting<br />

Locals<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 informantion.<br />

Have Your Say on the Dra Annual Plan<br />

Before 4April<br />

Share your thoughts on the Council’s plan for the<br />

coming year.<br />

The Dra Annual Plan <strong>2022</strong>/23 includes aproposed<br />

4.3%ratesrise–only 0.1%higher thanpredicted–<br />

and allows theCouncil to continue to deliverservices<br />

at ahighleveldespite lowerthan expectedcentral<br />

funding contributions.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon says the focus of this plan is on<br />

ensuring the Council completes key community and<br />

infrastructure projects while updating residents<br />

about regulatory and central government changes<br />

that will affect the Council.<br />

Public Facilities to Drop Vaccine Passes<br />

from 5April<br />

From 5April Council venues and facilities will no<br />

longer require customers to provide avaccine pass<br />

as well as removing some other restrictions.<br />

Chief Executive Jim Harland says the removal of<br />

restrictions takes into account the latest health<br />

advice and reflects the change in risk profile due to<br />

the high levels of vaccination and natural immunity<br />

to Covid-19.<br />

“We always maintained that we would review the<br />

situation, including advice from the Ministry of<br />

Health, and watch the announcements closely so<br />

that we can respond quickly when the situation<br />

improves. That’s exactly what we’re doing now.”<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon says he supports restrictions<br />

lowering but still urges the community to not<br />

become complacent with Covid-19.<br />

“Putting in place restrictions was never an easy<br />

decision for the Council to make but one based on<br />

the information and health advice at the time.<br />

“I urge everyone to continue to practice good<br />

hygiene, wear masks when needed, follow the<br />

guidance on self-isolation and show respect and<br />

tolerance to one another.”<br />

Full details on how Council services will be running<br />

will be available at waimakariri.govt.nz in early April.<br />

<strong>North</strong> Kaiapoi Water Supply<br />

The Council have continued to carry out testing of<br />

the water supply in north Kaiapoi since chlorine<br />

was turned off earlier in the week.<br />

The results so far have been good and means<br />

the chlorination and flushing has been successful<br />

at clearing out the material that we suspect has<br />

slowly built up on the pipework.<br />

We will continue to monitor the supply and keep the<br />

community up to date. Thank you for your patience.<br />

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on wind conditions, the sound may travel further.<br />

The testmessagewill last approximately oneminute<br />

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Public Notices<br />

NEWS &CLASSIFIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Situations Vacant<br />

29<br />

Peer support ... The re­introduction of peer support for Year 9s has been asuccess<br />

at Oxford Area School.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Peer support back at Oxford<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

OxfordArea School has re­introduced<br />

peer support for Year 9s with positive<br />

results to date.<br />

Year 9/10 dean ReeseKean says the<br />

peer support programme was<br />

reinstatedthis year after achange to<br />

schoolstructures.<br />

‘‘We’ve had it in the past, but for the<br />

last few years we’ve had verticalform<br />

classes with amix of year 9to13s,’’he<br />

says.<br />

‘‘But we found it wasn’t working<br />

because the school is getting bigger.’’<br />

This year the school returned to<br />

havingseparateyear 9/10and year 11<br />

to 13 formclasses and introduced a<br />

peer support programme as ‘‘a<br />

positive way of welcoming new<br />

students at year 9tothe school’’, Mr<br />

Kean says.<br />

‘‘It seems to be goingreally well and<br />

the year9sare respondingwell.<br />

‘‘You can feel the energy they’re<br />

bringing each week.’’<br />

This year there are 55 year 9s, more<br />

than in previous years, with at least20<br />

who are new to the school.<br />

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Around 20 year 12 and 13 pupils<br />

signed up to be peersupportleaders<br />

at the end of last year.<br />

Theywere provided withtwo days of<br />

training, followed by abriefing before<br />

school returned this year.<br />

EachThursday morning the year 9s<br />

meetwith their peer support leaders<br />

to discuss differenttopics,including<br />

peerpressure and self­confidence.<br />

‘‘It’s anotherperson for the year 9s<br />

to connect with and oftenthey will<br />

connectdifferently to people closerin<br />

age rather than adults,’’ Mr Keansays.<br />

Year12pupils Elise Whitwell and<br />

Thomas Pearce (both16) are enjoying<br />

being peer support leaders.<br />

Elise says it is different from what<br />

she imagined, but she saysitisagood<br />

experience as she aimstobecomea<br />

teacherone day.<br />

Thomas says being involvedhas<br />

opened up his thinking as he develops<br />

an interest in psychology.<br />

Mr Kean hopesEliseand Thomas<br />

willbeable to help develop the<br />

programme further as anew group of<br />

peersupport leaders is brought in for<br />

nextyear.<br />

Public Notices<br />

Kate Valley Landfill Community<br />

Trust <strong>2022</strong><br />

15 applications requesting over $147,000 were<br />

received with grants totaling $51,178.05 being<br />

made to the following groups:<br />

• Waipara Volunteer Fire Brigade –equipment<br />

for supportvehicle<br />

• Scouting Glenmark -insurance, uniforms &<br />

equipment<br />

• Friends ofGlenmark Church –wheelchair<br />

access<br />

• Waipara Adventure Centre –maintenance of<br />

swimming hole<br />

• Waipara Fireworks –annual fireworks display<br />

• <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Boxing Club –gym<br />

equipment<br />

• Waipara School PTA –iPads<br />

• Glenmark Reserves Committee –rangehood<br />

• Amberley Playcentre –equipment &resources<br />

• Waipara School –tables &storage lockers<br />

• Amberley Golf Club –concrete repairs<br />

• Amberley Squash Rackets Club -security<br />

upgrade<br />

• Amberley Community Preschool –sand &bark<br />

Entertainment<br />

Rangiora<br />

Country Music<br />

Club Night<br />

6 th April, 7pm,<br />

RSA<br />

Must have mask<br />

and vaccine pass<br />

Enquiries 027 928 1730<br />

2469595<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

2470657<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 />

2<strong>31</strong>2759<br />

RATEC MotorsportInc.Limeworks Rd<br />

<strong>2022</strong>Time Trials Event<br />

Council has approved the temporary closure of<br />

Limeworks Road, Sunday 3April <strong>2022</strong>, 9am to<br />

6pm.<br />

This closure is made under paragraph 11(e) ofthe Tenth<br />

Schedule ofthe Local Government Act 1974. This applies<br />

to all vehicular traffic with the exception of emergency<br />

services vehicles.<br />

24701<strong>31</strong><br />

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY<br />

MEETING<br />

An Extraordinary meeting of the Waimakariri<br />

District Council has been scheduled on<br />

Friday 1April <strong>2022</strong> at 9am to be held virtually<br />

while simultaneously being audio streamed on<br />

YouTube. The YouTube link for themeeting will be<br />

available on the Council’s Website.<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

GOVERNANCE MANAGER<br />

ANNUAL<br />

GENERAL<br />

MEETING<br />

4 TH APRIL, <strong>2022</strong><br />

7.00 PM<br />

4B Millton<br />

Avenue<br />

ALL WELCOME<br />

Personal<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 <strong>31</strong>3 7216<br />

2470121<br />

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

COUNTRY<br />

FRIENDSHIP/<br />

COMPANIONSHIP<br />

Agenuine lady with<br />

blonde hair and hazel eyes.<br />

Standing at 5ft 5in with a<br />

slim build, she enjoys<br />

cooking, the outdoors,<br />

fishing, boating, long walks<br />

and agood conversation.<br />

Tired of being alone she<br />

would like to find agenuine<br />

partner to enjoy life with.<br />

Please call and<br />

quote code 55.<br />

0800-446-332.<br />

ANY old cars, anything pre<br />

1990, unfinished Hot Rods,<br />

Classic Cars. Please call<br />

027 258 8366.<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

FALCONS &<br />

COMMODORES<br />

WANTED<br />

Suitable for<br />

dismantling or repairs<br />

Ph <strong>31</strong>3 7216<br />

2412522<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 <strong>31</strong>3 5000.<br />

2470218<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Summit Hospitality Ltd, Five<br />

Stags Rangiora has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal of<br />

a On-Licence in respect of<br />

the premises situated at 3/29<br />

Huntingdon Drive, Arlington,<br />

Rangiora or the Restaurant/<br />

Bar known as Five Stags<br />

Rangiora.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to be<br />

conducted) under the licence<br />

is Tavern.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

under the licence remain<br />

Sunday to Thursday: 8am<br />

- 11pm. Friday & Saturday:<br />

8am -1am (the followingday).<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office of the<br />

Waimakariri District Licensing<br />

Committee at 215 High<br />

Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of the<br />

licence may, not later than 15<br />

working days after the date of<br />

the publication of this notice,<br />

file anoticein<br />

writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of the<br />

Waimakariri District Licensing<br />

Committee at Private Bag<br />

1005, Rangiora 7440 or email<br />

to records@wmk.govt.nz.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made in<br />

relation to amatterother than<br />

amatter specified in section<br />

1<strong>31</strong> of the Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication of<br />

this notice.<br />

2470875v1<br />

Motorcycles<br />

WOF your motorcycle or<br />

light trailer at South Pacific<br />

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Ph 03 <strong>31</strong>2 0066<br />

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WE are looking for Poultry<br />

Farm workers for egg collection<br />

and poultry welfare.<br />

We have work available<br />

every day which could be<br />

ongoing for the right<br />

people. The shift times are<br />

7am-3.30pm. These are<br />

very physical roles which<br />

include squatting, lifting<br />

and bending. We are looking<br />

for someone who can<br />

start asap, 7am with a<br />

3.30pm finish. You will<br />

need to comply with strict<br />

biosecurity measures<br />

including not having any<br />

chickens, pigs or birds<br />

residing at your residence.<br />

You will need reliable<br />

transport as this role is off<br />

bus routes. Call Superior<br />

Personnel on 03 <strong>31</strong>3 6180<br />

or 0508 787 374 for more<br />

info. For more roles check<br />

out<br />

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

LOOKING for Sawmill<br />

workers for immediate start<br />

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

You will need ahigh level<br />

of fitness, common sense,<br />

initiative and reliability.<br />

You will be required to<br />

pass a pre employment<br />

drug test. Temp to perm<br />

roles for the right people.<br />

Ph Superior Personnel 03<br />

<strong>31</strong>3 6180 or 0508 787 374.<br />

For more roles check out<br />

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

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 <strong>31</strong>4 6110.<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 />

Firewood<br />

SPILT old man pine, 3.7<br />

$300, 3.7 Macrocarpa<br />

$400. Ph 021 993 497.<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 />

2469858<br />

CASUAL, switched on,<br />

reliable Traffic Controllers<br />

wanted. These roles will<br />

include early starts and late<br />

finishes, day and night<br />

shifts. You do not have to<br />

be available every day to<br />

apply. Having TC1 and a<br />

full licence is an advantage.<br />

You will need to be able to<br />

pass a pre employment<br />

drug test. You will need to<br />

be able to stand on your feet<br />

for long periods of time and<br />

be comfortable working in<br />

all weathers. These are<br />

immediate starts for the<br />

right people. Call Superior<br />

Personnel on 03 <strong>31</strong>3 6180<br />

or 0508 787 374 for more<br />

roles check out<br />

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

HOMESITTERS REQUIRED<br />

Ad# 39108<br />

Homesitters required in<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>! We are<br />

looking for mature,<br />

animal loving<br />

homesitters from mid<br />

April/ Easter onwards<br />

in Christchurch.<br />

All lovely homes and pets.<br />

Search postanote.co.nz<br />

for more details.<br />

HANDYMAN required to<br />

assist with the maintenance<br />

of alifestyle block in the<br />

Ashley area. Flexible hours<br />

to suit. Phone 021 377 093.<br />

Wanted To Rent<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.


CLASSIFIED<br />

30 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

UtilitiesOfficer<br />

–Storm and Wastewater<br />

At Hurunui District Council we’re looking for someone<br />

who is keen to be part ofour busy team, maintaining<br />

stormand wastewater schemes and delivering safe and<br />

compliantservices.<br />

The work you will bedoing involves maintaining the<br />

water and waste water electrical and communications<br />

assets.<br />

Youwill mainly be working onensuring that storm and<br />

wastewater systems are maintained effectively and<br />

efficiently so that ratepayers have acontinuous safe<br />

serviceacross the District.<br />

However,work in thedrinking water reticulation systems<br />

will happenfrom time to time.<br />

What you need<br />

Youwill bea“common-sense” type person, skilled in<br />

this industry.<br />

If you have transferable skills, we’re willing to invest in<br />

training and upskilling you to achieve the appropriate<br />

qualifications.<br />

Maybe you have aplumbing, drainlaying or mechanical<br />

background that are good transferrable skills.<br />

Either way, ifyou’re hard working and want todeliver<br />

aservice directly to customers then you’re what we’re<br />

looking for.<br />

Youmust have digger experience. AnNZQA Certificate<br />

in Water and Wastewater Reticulation or its equivalent<br />

will be highlyregarded.<br />

This role isphysically demanding and work will be<br />

across the entire District. Part of the position involves<br />

being rostered for on-call and stand-by duties<br />

during weekends and public holidays. In return we<br />

offer competitive remuneration, access to learning,<br />

development opportunities and a supportive, team<br />

environment.<br />

Where you will work<br />

The Hurunuiisalarge, rural district comprising of small<br />

townships and settlements and awidespread network of<br />

roadsutility infrastructure, property and reserves.<br />

The position is based in our Amberley office, 35<br />

minutes north of Christchurch and the entrance tothe<br />

Waipara wine growing region and our award winning<br />

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. No parking<br />

or traffic hassles, scenic vistas in abundance, flexible<br />

employment conditions and friendly, family oriented<br />

stafftoshare your worklife with.<br />

For more information about the position description<br />

and to apply,goonline to<br />

http://hurunui.currentjobs.co.nz.<br />

Enquiries to michael.prisk@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

phone027 528 6967<br />

Applicationsclose Tuesday 26 April <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Situations Wanted<br />

HOUSE CLEANER<br />

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Livestock<br />

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MEAT PROCESSING<br />

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SUFFOLK and Cheviot 1<br />

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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 />

Personal<br />

Trade&Services<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

2470210<br />

PEGASUS man, single and<br />

indep seeks a nice well<br />

presented and outgoing<br />

local lady (or nearby) to<br />

enjoy company and dining<br />

out with. Please Ph/Txt<br />

0276 594 425.<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

2469322<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

We are building anew Trade Team!<br />

This is your chance to be apart of something special in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

We want only the very best, as the potential here is unlimited.<br />

If you think you’re good enough, and can prove it please apply.<br />

Trade Sales Rep Building Quotes &Estimator Trade Sales Support<br />

This is an opportunity to really shine!<br />

Do you like people?<br />

Are you part of the building industry?<br />

Can you fix problems?<br />

Are you professional in your endeavours?<br />

If you have experience in any of these roles please forward your written<br />

application including your CV to:<br />

McAlpines Mitre 10 MEGA, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440<br />

or email: applications@mcalpines.co.nz<br />

Please specify which position you are applying for.<br />

We need you !<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 />

• Mustbephysically fit and 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 />

• Mustbephysically fit and 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 />

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 />

• Mustbephysicallyfitand 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 />

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 />

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 />

Trade &Services<br />

DIESEL HEATERS<br />

Infrared radiant & fan<br />

forced workshop heaters.<br />

027 262 2266<br />

www.BLAX.nz.<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 />

2464774<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 />

HOMEKILL & Wild<br />

Game meat processing. Ph<br />

<strong>31</strong>3 0022. www.meat2u.nz.<br />

LOGSPLITTERS Honda<br />

or Rato powered, plus parts<br />

& accessories. Telephone<br />

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

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

<strong>31</strong>3 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 />

<strong>31</strong>4 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 <strong>31</strong>0<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Trade &Services<br />

KITCHEN,<br />

renovations,<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 <strong>31</strong>4 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

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 <strong>31</strong>3 6957 or for<br />

skips 021 <strong>31</strong>3 255.<br />

privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<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 />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

bathroom, requirements. T-shirts,<br />

decking, Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

<strong>31</strong>3 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 <strong>31</strong>4 9371<br />

0275 379-694<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 <strong>31</strong>0 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 />

Free Quotes <strong>Canterbury</strong> and Districts<br />

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

2225862<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 <strong>31</strong>5 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 />

2362002<br />

027 216 0000<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


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

To book your spaceinthis guide,phoneAmanda Keys <strong>31</strong>3 2840 or email amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz<br />

2434425<br />

2269236<br />

Air Conditioning<br />

Stay cool this summer<br />

Call us now for your free quote<br />

03 <strong>31</strong>0 6087<br />

18 Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

Design |Installation |Servicing<br />

Computer Repairs<br />

Bruce Evans<br />

1<strong>31</strong> Ohoka Road<br />

Kaiapoi<br />

Phone 03 <strong>31</strong>3 7144<br />

027 432 1534<br />

Fax 03 <strong>31</strong>3 2144<br />

rgrantelectrical@gmail.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

Electrician<br />

Engineering<br />

03 327 <strong>31</strong>11<br />

021 293 63<strong>31</strong><br />

compucare@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.compucare.co.nz<br />

Computer Repairs &upgrades<br />

Prompt professional services<br />

Allan Pethig<br />

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

For your Engineering needs<br />

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821<br />

toppeng@xtra.co.nz<br />

2276525v2<br />

Virus &malware removal<br />

New &UsedPC’s4Sale<br />

Appliance Repairs<br />

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN<br />

•AUTHORISED LOCAL 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 <strong>31</strong>3 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810<br />

2397712v5<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 />

Glass &Windscreens<br />

pet doors installed<br />

from only $165<br />

2332343v2<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

Butchery<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph <strong>31</strong>2 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H <strong>31</strong>2 4709<br />

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE<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 />

honest, Handy Guy<br />

No job too small!<br />

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THE<br />

HANDY<br />

GUY!<br />

Handyman<br />

Call Guy “The Handy Guy” Now<br />

0275 040 658<br />

2227889v2<br />

Electrician<br />

AARON HARRIS<br />

ELECTRICAL LTD<br />

• NEW HOUSES • ALTERATIONS<br />

• ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS<br />

• SMART WIRING<br />

• SOLAR PV INSTALLATIONS<br />

FROM $6000 PLUS GST<br />

M: 0275 543 958<br />

E: aaron@ahel.co.nz<br />

Landscaping<br />

YOU<br />

COULD<br />

BE<br />

HERE<br />

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Phone<br />

Amanda Keys<br />

on<br />

03 <strong>31</strong>3 2840<br />

For all your landscaping needs<br />

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and<br />

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures<br />

and more...Lifestyle Block, Rural and Residential.<br />

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394<br />

www.blackhill.co.nz<br />

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd<br />

2372616v2<br />

Chimney Sweeping<br />

$70 Chimney Sweeping<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui wide!<br />

Chimney fires are extremely dange<br />

erous<br />

and can spread to other areas of your<br />

home. Make sure your home is safe<br />

this winter and get your chimney<br />

swept today!<br />

Book now! Call/Text 020 4121 0967 or<br />

message us on Facebook at Hurunuiui Chimney Sweeping<br />

2470290<br />

Landscaping<br />

STEWART CONTRACTING<br />

Landscaping -Fencing<br />

& Earthworks<br />

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING<br />

03 <strong>31</strong>3 9375 •027 369 3974<br />

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm<br />

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274 818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

1902273<br />

2136148<br />

2470224<br />

Tools &Equipment<br />

SALES<br />

PARTS<br />

SERVICE<br />

ACCESSORIES<br />

ON-FARM VISITS<br />

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 />

Richard Black www.BLAX.nz<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>owned &operated<br />

2435547v2<br />

Physio &Pilates<br />

NEW PHYSIO AND PILATES STUDIO<br />

OPEN NOW IN FERNSIDE.<br />

Offering ACC, private and group sessions.<br />

Contact Mel 022 320 7256<br />

www.facebook.com/fernsidephysiopilates/<br />

Fernsidephysiopilates@gmail.com<br />

CAP 65<br />

CAP 40<br />

CAP 20<br />

Shingle<br />

SHINGLE SUPPLIES<br />

Quarry Prices<br />

DRAINAGE CHIP<br />

from $40 per cube<br />

from $23 per cube<br />

from $25 per cube<br />

from $30 per cube<br />

all +gst<br />

Plus all excavation and truck hire<br />

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions<br />

CONTRACTING<br />

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302<br />

Email: stress@xtra.co.nz<br />

2009594<br />

Quarry Supplies<br />

QUARRY SUPPLIES<br />

2426159<br />

●CAP 65 ● CAP 40<br />

●CAP 20 ● Pit Run<br />

●Large Soakpit Boulders<br />

●Crusher Dust<br />

●Screened Sand<br />

●Horse Arena Sand<br />

Dean Hurley0274 336 993<br />

hurleyexcavation@xtra.co.nz<br />

2064 Tram Road<br />

Windows & Doors<br />

WINDOW MARKET PLACE<br />

• New & Used<br />

• Timber & Aluminium<br />

• Windows & Doors<br />

8am-5pm Weekdays<br />

8am-2pm Saturday<br />

215 Waltham Rd, Sydenham<br />

Ph (03) 379 6159 info@windowmarket.co.nz<br />

Fax (03) 962 1012 www.windowmarket.co.nz<br />

ncn1242200aa<br />

To book your spaceinthis guide,phone Amanda Keys <strong>31</strong>3 2840 or email amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz


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