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Thursday,<strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong> | Issue1016 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Dirty river concerns whitebaiters<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Whitebait caught by Graeme Rupene and<br />

his family on the Ashley River gets<br />

thrown back some days because it’s<br />

covered in muck and gunk.<br />

Mr Rupene of Tuahiwi, says he doesn't<br />

know what the slimy, green muck thickly<br />

coating the delicacy, his gear and his<br />

clothes is, but he is concerned about the<br />

welfare of all those eating whitebait<br />

caught near the mouth of the river.<br />

He, his brothers and friends have<br />

camped every year at the Fenton Reserve<br />

at the mouth of the Ashley River during<br />

whitebait season.<br />

“My whanau have been fishing here for<br />

generations,” he says.<br />

But he is shocked at the polluted state<br />

of the river.<br />

In the past fortnight he says it has got so<br />

bad he has posted several photos on his<br />

Facebook page about it, and received a<br />

large number of responses from people<br />

fishing for whitebait up and down the<br />

river, agreeing something is wrong with<br />

the river water quality.<br />

He has also laid acomplaint with<br />

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

‘‘For the past couple of weeks there has<br />

been exceptionally high amounts of what<br />

Ithink is possibly animal faecal matter<br />

flowing down the river.<br />

‘‘My nets and clothes are covered in it,<br />

it gets on our clothes when we brush up<br />

against our nets, it stains, and we have to<br />

wash the clothes with disinfectant,’’ he<br />

says. ‘‘If it’s happening at the mouth, then<br />

what’s it like further up the river, where<br />

people swim and play.’’<br />

It’s the third year it has happened and<br />

each day he says they have to wash their<br />

catches in fresh water four times to be<br />

safe. He then washes his clothes to<br />

sterilise them.<br />

Mr Rupene says there are alot of fish<br />

there, whitebait, smelt, cockabullies and<br />

others, and it is avery important<br />

resource for trout and herring.<br />

He says the river has been great<br />

otherwise, as the season was delayed<br />

because of the high July/August rainfalls<br />

dirtied the water.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>North</strong><br />

Dirty river ... Graeme Rupene of Tuahiwi is angry and concerned about the state of the Ashley River.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> zone delivery leader Marco<br />

Cataloni says two staff visited the Ashley<br />

River mouth last Friday to conduct E.<br />

coli testing.<br />

‘‘The staff were there to seek<br />

confirmation of E. coli in the river and to<br />

indicate if there was adischarge point<br />

somewhere up stream of the mouth of the<br />

river,’’ he says.<br />

The latest reports have the water clear,<br />

but more testing needed to be done.<br />

‘‘It is apriority to check the water<br />

condition of the Ashley River because,<br />

like the complainant, we are concerned<br />

for all river users.<br />

‘‘We have to investigate to see if we can<br />

locate and identify what’s in the water,<br />

and where its source is,’’ he says.<br />

Mr Rupene confirmed that the officers<br />

had visited the site.<br />

‘‘It was great to see them there, they<br />

took samples of the water at anumber of<br />

sites and then took scrapings off our nets<br />

and clothes. Now we all have to wait to<br />

see what the results come back as,” Mr<br />

Rupene said.<br />

E. coli can come from avian, bovine or<br />

human contamination.<br />

The muck in the river could also<br />

possibly be asediment bloom stirred up<br />

by the large flocks of birds nesting<br />

around the river which has happened in<br />

other rivers.<br />

Mr Cataloni says depending on the<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

sample results, which they won’t know<br />

until they come back from an approved<br />

laboratory later, then they will take the<br />

next steps in the investigation. Until then<br />

they all have to wait.<br />

ECan monitor all the farms along the<br />

river annually. Mr Cataloni says they<br />

must investigate where the reported<br />

contamination might be coming from if<br />

the testing comes back positive.<br />

‘‘We have aspectrum of enforcement<br />

tools on hand and we investigate it all on<br />

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circumstances and the mitigation of each<br />

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‘‘At present we just don’t know, that’s<br />

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Kaikoura is showing the way in voter<br />

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

Therehad been a42.04percent<br />

return fromKaikoura votersto<br />

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 4.<br />

The Hurunui District returnsat at<br />

30.09% at the samedate, but returns in<br />

the WaimakaririDistrict continueto<br />

be poor, with only29.69% of eligible<br />

voters returning their votingpapers by<br />

Wednesdaymorning.<br />

Voterconfusion is being highlighted<br />

as afactor for poor returns in at least<br />

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

However, the finger is also being<br />

pointed at voter apathy,putting off<br />

voting until the lastminute, and voting<br />

papers not being deliveredtosome<br />

households.<br />

Voting closesat12noon on Saturday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 8, so votersleaving their<br />

voting to the last minute willneed to<br />

deposit their papers in ballot boxes at<br />

council service centres,libraries and<br />

supermarkets, as it is now too late to<br />

post them.<br />

Residentsand ratepayers can still<br />

contact councilsfor special votes up<br />

untilelection day.<br />

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theHurunui District, thereare still<br />

elections for councillors in the east<br />

andsouth wards,the Cheviot<br />

Licensing Trust and for Environment<br />

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

Ms Woodham says shehas also heard<br />

of some voters who had not realised<br />

theyneeded to turntheir voting paper<br />

over to findthe Environment<br />

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

Shesays voting papers for other<br />

councils, including neighbouring<br />

councils are being accepted in<br />

Hurunuiballot boxesand willbe<br />

passed on for processing.<br />

Kaikourachief executive Will<br />

Doughty says it is great to see the<br />

numberofreturnstodate.<br />

‘‘We justencourage everyone to vote<br />

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candidates formayor.<br />

Therewas areturn of 46.39% in total<br />

in 2019and 39.37% in 2016.<br />

‘‘I don’tanticipate us being as high<br />

as last time, but somewherebetween<br />

37% and 40% is not unrealistic ­and<br />

50% would be great.’’<br />

The Hurunui Districthad a57.18%<br />

return in 2019, when there wasa<br />

mayoral contest, and 41.15% in 2016.<br />

The Kaikoura District had a<br />

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Voting closesat12noon on Saturday,<br />

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Skill shortage push in Nth Canty<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Want achangeoflifestyle? Why not come<br />

to <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>?<br />

Enterprise <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> (ENC),<br />

the economic development arm of the<br />

Waimakaririand Hurunuidistrict<br />

councils, is planning a‘‘Move On Up’’<br />

campaign in abid to address skills<br />

shortages in the region.<br />

The campaign was expected to kick off<br />

in the New Year,food and beverage<br />

business development manager Alissa<br />

Wilsonsaid.<br />

‘‘It’sabout moving on up in your life to<br />

anew lifestyle.<br />

‘‘We’ve consulted with local businesses<br />

and what kind of resource they would<br />

need to attract employees.’’<br />

Ms Wilson said the hospitality,<br />

construction, manufacturing and<br />

agriculture sectorsinparticular were<br />

facingskills shortages.<br />

She saidwinerieswere really struggling<br />

to attract staff and talent, while Hanmer<br />

Springs was crying out for talent,<br />

particularly hospitality staff and life<br />

guards.<br />

Anew website is being developed —<br />

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ENC chiefexecutive HeatherWarwick<br />

said the regionhad so much goingfor it<br />

with the laid back, rural lifestyle and<br />

being close to Christchurch.<br />

Working fromhome was also becoming<br />

increasinglypopular,especially since<br />

Covid­19.<br />

‘‘Employershave got the sausage (job)<br />

and we’ve got the sizzle,’’ Mrs Warwick<br />

said.<br />

‘‘It’sabout attractingthe whole family,<br />

so you’ve got to enticethem and showcase<br />

what we havetooffer.’’<br />

Every districtwas facing askill<br />

shortage, but being close to Christchurch<br />

was an advantage,because peoplecould<br />

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

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‘‘That’s where Rangiora and Kaiapoi<br />

particularly, and Amberley,have the<br />

advantage, in having all the services as<br />

well as offering the lifestyle,’’ Mrs<br />

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ENC was working closely with<br />

ChristchurchNZ and Hurunui Tourism.<br />

Economic datasuggested <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> businesseswere punching<br />

above their weightcomparedtoother<br />

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‘‘It’savery volatilecontextthat we are<br />

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Open day lures many fishers<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> angler Neil Goldie braved the<br />

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He was casting in thehope of luring a<br />

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‘‘It’s alittle bit early for asalmon, but<br />

with warmer temperatures at sea in<br />

summer, there’s achanceofasalmon<br />

takingadvantage of the cooler watersnow<br />

to make arun,’’ he said.<br />

Mr Goldie said it was the secondyear of<br />

the sea­run salmon season bag limit and<br />

the harvest card, and fishers had to<br />

selectivelyharvest their salmon.<br />

‘‘So fishing in cooler waterswill be great<br />

for the fish if you need to releaseit,’’he<br />

said.<br />

He said the sea­runsalmonfishery has<br />

movedtomore of asports fishery than a<br />

harvest fishery, as anglersdotheirbit to<br />

help the recovery of the fishery.<br />

Mr Goldie was one of many <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

anglers who were out in force on the first<br />

day of the new season.<br />

This year, with the openingfalling on a<br />

Saturday, and the first day of the school<br />

holidays, fishing in the region became a<br />

popular family activity for many.<br />

Fish &Game Rangerswereout<br />

checking compliance and reportedlots of<br />

anglers fromthe top of the Lewis Pass all<br />

the way down to the WaitakiRiver.<br />

The weatherwas great for fishing,frosty<br />

but clear, throughout the region and many<br />

anglers travelled hours to fish their<br />

favourite spots.<br />

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‘‘The scammers are always comingup<br />

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council’s land and water committeein<br />

response to recent reports about water<br />

quality trends acrossthe <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

region.<br />

Council staff considered two reports<br />

from Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan)<br />

considering longterm trends and a<br />

paper from University of Otago scientist<br />

Dr Tim Chambers.<br />

DeputyMayor Cr NevilleAtkinson<br />

questionedthe urgency.<br />

‘‘Not all rivers have increasing<br />

nitrate levels, so Iwant to see some<br />

more facts.<br />

‘‘At Silverstream the nitratelevels<br />

are still the same as they were 10 years<br />

ago.<br />

‘‘For me thisneeds ahell of alot of<br />

work to get this to adecision­making<br />

point.’’<br />

But he supporting providing staff<br />

with more resourcing to monitor the<br />

situation.<br />

Three waters managerKalley<br />

Simpson said while nitrate­nitrogen<br />

concentrationsindrinking water<br />

supplieswere relativelylow at present,<br />

it could take decades for groundwater<br />

to flow downstream and into aquifers.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council’s<br />

water supplies, which served around<br />

54,000 people, relied on groundwater.<br />

Regular testing found the average<br />

nitrate­nitrogen concentration was 1.9<br />

milligrams per litre (mg/L), well below<br />

the maximum acceptable value of 11mg/<br />

L.<br />

There werearound 2750 privatewells<br />

in the Waimakariridistrict used by an<br />

estimated 6900 people and ECan’s<br />

regular testingofasmall number of<br />

wells indicated an average nitratenitrogenconcentration<br />

of 3.5mg/L.<br />

A2021 ECan report found that 10<br />

percent of the 300 wells it regularly<br />

monitored throughout the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

region had nitrate levelsabovethe<br />

maximum acceptable value.<br />

Anitrate risk map produced at last<br />

month’s Waimakariri ZoneCommittee<br />

found thatprivate wells in the coastal<br />

parts of the zone were low risk,but the<br />

bulk of the district was considered<br />

‘‘moderaterisk’’.<br />

In his paper, Dr Chamberssaid<br />

increased levels of nitrates in drinking<br />

water couldlead to an increase risk of<br />

colorectal(bowel)cancer and preterm<br />

births.<br />

Studies had identified other possible<br />

risk factors such as E. coli in drinking<br />

water, smokingand even eating meat.<br />

High levels of nitrates couldalso<br />

impact on aquatic life.<br />

It was not just private water supplies<br />

at risk in the long term.<br />

Arecent ECan case study found there<br />

was an increasedrisk over time of<br />

groundwater containing elevated<br />

nitrate­nitrogen concentrations, from<br />

land intensification, passing under the<br />

WaimakaririRiver into deep aquifers<br />

beneath Christchurch. The costs of<br />

treating waterdownstream to remove<br />

nitrates was expensive, so it was better<br />

to treat it at the source.<br />

‘‘If water had to be treatedtoremove<br />

nitrates,ion exchange is the most likely<br />

treatment methodasthis is well­proven<br />

and more cost­effectivethan other<br />

methods,’’ Dr Chamberssaid.<br />

Because of the large number of pump<br />

stationsinChristchurch, he estimated<br />

this could cost around $610million to<br />

constructand $24 millionper year to<br />

operate.<br />

‘‘This equates to 19 years of planned<br />

capital expenditurebyChristchurch<br />

City Councilonwater supplyand would<br />

result in a75% increase in operational<br />

costs,’’ Dr Chambers.<br />

Public interest journalism is funded<br />

by New Zealand on Air.<br />

Springs flowers brighten the day<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The Woodend Community Centre was<br />

ablazewith colourlast Saturday as the<br />

89th annualWoodendSpringFlower<br />

Show took root.<br />

Show president Shirley Wheelersaid it<br />

was awonderful sightas1119 entries in<br />

all classesoverflowed the tables<br />

arranged in the three rooms used for the<br />

show.<br />

‘‘We are so happy to be following on<br />

from the verysuccessful 2020 show after<br />

Covid made it hard for us to hold one last<br />

year,‘‘ she said.<br />

‘‘We have been impressed by the high<br />

standard of all entries especially those<br />

by the youngchildrenwho entered in the<br />

craft classes.<br />

‘‘Thisyear we are so proud it has been<br />

asuccessand veryhappy withthe<br />

numbers entered for the judged sections<br />

of the show.’’<br />

Mrs Wheeler says this year therehas<br />

been agood growing seasonand this was<br />

reflected in the large number of blooms<br />

offered.<br />

‘‘We are alreadyplanning for next<br />

years event and hope to encouragemore<br />

children to enter the flower sections,’’<br />

she said.<br />

As she was wheeled around the display<br />

Second place ... Joselyn Styles 7, accompanied by her mother Stephanie Styles (left) and<br />

her grandmother Nancy Milne was surprised at her second placing in the collage with fabric<br />

pieces, childrens’ craft section when they visited the flower show.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

tables by her nephew Brendan Harris, 94<br />

year­old Phyllis Sheppard talkedofthe<br />

times she used to be part of the annual<br />

showand how she had been akeen<br />

gardner since her childhood in the area.<br />

‘‘All the blooms are lovely and<br />

colourful,’’ she said. On display to<br />

compliment the hundreds of bright<br />

blooms and cut spring flowers were<br />

vegetables, baking, childrens craft,<br />

photos and drawings, plus anumber of<br />

professionallymade floral arraignments.


Restoration of park area begins<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Acommunity planting day at the Ashley­<br />

Rakahuri RegionalPark in Rangiora is the<br />

first stage of plans to replace trees<br />

removedbyEnvironment<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

(ECan) twoyears ago.<br />

The trees were felled by ECan river<br />

engineers without consulting the<br />

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil (WDC), ECan<br />

councillors,the Waimakariri Water Zone<br />

Committee,orthe community.<br />

The removal of the 500 trees caused a<br />

public outcry,and led to theECan /WDC<br />

Rangiora Reach Advisory Group being<br />

established to developareplanting<br />

programme.<br />

Akey member,Rangiora’sKeith Harris,<br />

aregularpark visitor, was one of more<br />

than 40 peoplewho attendedthe planting<br />

day on Saturday September 24.<br />

‘‘It was agreat site to see so many of our<br />

community come alongtohelp us with the<br />

replanting of many grasses, shrubs,<br />

bushes,and trees,’’ Keith said.<br />

‘‘Afteratwo­year campaign we finally<br />

had something specialhappening at the<br />

Cones Road site.<br />

‘‘I wouldlike to thank thosewho have<br />

helped and supported this project from<br />

the startand especially the support I<br />

received from our MayorDan Gordon and<br />

his WDCteam, ECancouncillor Grant<br />

Edge, allthose on the Rangiora Reach<br />

Advisory Group, and my wife Christine<br />

and grandchildren who encouraged me to<br />

do something specialfor our<br />

environment,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘I wouldalso like to thankthe <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong><strong>News</strong> for their great reporting<br />

and for encouraging our Waimakariri<br />

communitytoget involved. It was agreat<br />

team effort and agreat resultfor our<br />

futuregeneration to enjoy.’’<br />

Aselection of 500 native plants,<br />

including Kowhai, kanuka,cabbage trees,<br />

flax, silver tussocks and coprosma, were<br />

Community work ... Keith Harris, of Rangiora, akey member of the Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan) /Waimakariri District Council Rangiora Reach Steering Committee,<br />

plants atree during the community planting day.<br />

PHOTO:GRANT EDGE<br />

planted with plans to plant atotalof3200<br />

native trees, grasses, bushes andflax in<br />

the area. ECan braided river revival<br />

regional lead Greg Stanley said the<br />

planting was an outcome of engagement<br />

withthe community and stakeholders to<br />

develop amasterplan aroundwhat people<br />

wanted to see in this part of the park after<br />

the trees wereremovedto``ensurethat<br />

the area could function as afloodway if the<br />

primary stopbankfails’’.<br />

The community had ``madeitclear that<br />

thisarea is areally important recreational<br />

spaceused by walkers,runners, cyclists,<br />

and dog walkers who enjoythe myriadof<br />

trails by the river’’.<br />

‘‘Many peopletold us that theywould<br />

like to see planting carriedout in this<br />

year's plantingseason if it could be donein<br />

away that would stillenablethe flood<br />

overflowfunction of the area. While the<br />

area cannot be fully replanted, smaller,<br />

deliberately located nodesoflow height<br />

natives withasmallnumber of wellmaintained<br />

shade trees can be plantedfor<br />

the community to enjoy,’’ Greg said.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

KAIAPOI RSA ALONG WITH<br />

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Features amusical journey<br />

through “Passchendaele”<br />

by renowned composer and<br />

Musical Director of Rangiora<br />

Brass, Dwayne Bloomfield.<br />

Willalso includeamoving tribute<br />

to theMaori battalion along with<br />

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Students fromKaiapoiHigh will<br />

performalongwith their award<br />

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Afundraising concert for the Kaiapoi<br />

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TICKETS $20<br />

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2519467


OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Oct 6 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12<br />

Rise 6:54am<br />

Set 7:41pm<br />

Best 10:10am<br />

Good<br />

Good<br />

Times 10:37pm<br />

Set 5:20am<br />

Rise 3:09pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate NE<br />

In the Electoratewith<br />

MattDoocey<br />

MP forWaimakariri<br />

Rise 6:52am<br />

Set 7:42pm<br />

Best 11:03am<br />

Times 11:28pm<br />

Set 5:51am<br />

Rise 4:26pm<br />

Moderate SE<br />

strengthening<br />

Rise 6:51am<br />

Set 7:43pm<br />

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Times<br />

Set 6:16am<br />

Rise 5:41pm<br />

Moderate Wturning<br />

S<br />

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

Challenge fundraiser<br />

ahuge success<br />

Ahuge congratulations to Ash and<br />

AaronMcConville, and the teamat<br />

Saints Fitness in Rangiora, who<br />

completedtheir challenge of a<br />

45­minuteworkoutevery four hours<br />

for 48 hours, raising money for the<br />

Mental Health Foundation as part of<br />

Mental Health Awareness Week.<br />

An incredible$65,000 was raised,<br />

whichwell exceeded their ambitious<br />

target of $50,000.<br />

It was humbling to be part of such an<br />

amazing event where the community<br />

got together for agreat cause.<br />

Imanaged to complete 7out of the 12<br />

workouts before the body couldn’t do<br />

anymore, resulting in me not being<br />

able to walk the next day.<br />

My kids thoughtitwas agreat laugh<br />

watching Dad hobbling around the<br />

house.<br />

During the48­hour challengeIwas<br />

stillable to attend events in between<br />

workouts, and Ienjoyedattending the<br />

Rangiora PhotographicSociety's<br />

exhibition opening night on Friday<br />

nightatThe Brick Mill in Waikuku<br />

with my wife Viki.<br />

It’s been awhilesince the society<br />

has been abletoput on an exhibition<br />

due to Covid getting in the way for a<br />

couple of years, so it was goodtosee<br />

everyoneable to mingleagain.<br />

Thereare certainly alot of very<br />

talented photographers in our midst.<br />

In Parliament Ihad the privilegeof<br />

hosting and opening thisyear’sNZ<br />

Student Commonwealth Heads of<br />

GovernmentMeetinginParliament<br />

lastweek.<br />

The annual event giveshigh school<br />

studentsthe chance to reproduce a<br />

Heads of GovernmentMeeting,<br />

representing differentCommonwealth<br />

countries and debating world issues.<br />

It was encouraging to see young<br />

people from around the country<br />

engaged in debate on the<br />

Commonwealthand its value in<br />

addressingsome of the global issues of<br />

today.<br />

As Nationals Youth spokesperson I<br />

am always keentosupport the next<br />

generation of leaders and politicians,<br />

who often bring arefreshingand<br />

valuable viewonglobal issues.<br />

Lastly, it was good to see so many of<br />

you at one my four public meetings on<br />

Three Waters around the electorate<br />

recently.<br />

It was important for me to bring in<br />

Simon Watts, NationalsThreeWaters<br />

spokesperson, to talk aboutNationals<br />

alternative model.<br />

We believe central Government<br />

should work with individual councils<br />

to collaborate to improve water<br />

infrastructure in their area, including<br />

co­funding investment in theirwater<br />

assets. People havebeen raising alot<br />

of concern aboutlocal voicesbeing<br />

lostifThreeWaterswas centralised<br />

and run by four megawaterentities,<br />

and Ithinkpeoplehave avalid reason<br />

to question why bureaucrats in<br />

Wellington think they know more<br />

about Waimakariri's waterassets than<br />

theydo.<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Further to articlethe article ‘‘Dog endangers wrybillatWaikuku’’in the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>,September 29, Iwonder how many horsesand sulkies injureand kill<br />

wildlifeonour beaches?<br />

Maybethe focusshould be on them instead of dogs enjoyingplaytimeonthe beach.<br />

Ihavenothing against horse/horses walking on our beaches.<br />

However, galloping and racing at fast pace and and not beingintotal control andable<br />

to stop in an emergency, is another thing.<br />

Some dogsmay chase birds on beaches, in woodsand dog parks etc.<br />

Rarely do the birds get caught.Infact alot of birdsattack and swoop down to dogs and<br />

humans too.Sadlyand unfairly, dogs always get the bad press.<br />

Yours,<br />

MandyRiley, <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

RANGIORA OCEAN WATCH<br />

Rise 6:49am<br />

Set 7:45pm<br />

Best 12:16am<br />

Good<br />

Times 12:40pm<br />

Set 6:39am<br />

Rise 6:54pm<br />

Moderate SW turning<br />

S<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 6:47am<br />

Set 7:46pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:03am<br />

1:26pm<br />

Set 7:00am<br />

Rise 8:05pm<br />

Moderate Wturning<br />

S<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 6:45am<br />

Set 7:47pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:49am<br />

2:12pm<br />

Set 7:22am<br />

Rise 9:16pm<br />

Moderate Sturning<br />

SE<br />

Ok<br />

Never Give Up, by Bear Grylls<br />

Never Give Up is an autobiographical book by Bear<br />

Grylls that focuses on lessons he has learned throughout<br />

his various adventures. With short chapters, he<br />

chronicles many of his journeys in Man vs. Wild and<br />

Running Wild and shares what many of his experiences<br />

have taught him.<br />

Summer at Home, by<br />

Annabel Langbein<br />

Summer at Home has<br />

everything you need for a<br />

delicious Kiwi summer full<br />

of wonderful flavours and<br />

good memories. Combining<br />

Annabel’s extensive<br />

knowledge and authenticity,<br />

and Rose’s fresh perspective<br />

on global food trends,<br />

together they are the perfect<br />

duo.<br />

Worse Things Happen at Sea,<br />

by John McCrystal<br />

Bear witness to some of the<br />

worst nautical disasters from<br />

New Zealand and around the<br />

world in these fascinating, and endlessly engrossing<br />

accounts inspired by John McCrystal’s radio series<br />

Shipwreck Tales.<br />

These titles are available in both Waimakariri and<br />

Hurunui libraries.<br />

Find out more about recent additions to the library<br />

collection by going to the library catalogue at<br />

waimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or<br />

contact your local library.<br />

Safer Plates<br />

The Rangiora Community Patrolare holding another of its popular Safer<br />

Plates events in Rangioraover the nexttwo Sundays, <strong>October</strong> 9and 16.<br />

Patrollers willbeinstalling TamperDeterrent Screws on numberplates of<br />

vehiclesatBurbidgeMotorscar park, 325 Flaxton Road,Rangiora.<br />

They will be on site from10am to 2pm on bothSundays.<br />

All it coststosecure yournumberplate frombeing stolen is a$5donation<br />

to the patrol.<br />

Plantsale<br />

The OhokaSchool Plant sale will be held on Sunday, <strong>October</strong> 30 at 261<br />

Jacksons Road, 10am to 1pm. Free entry.<br />

Over 10,000 plantsfor sale at super low prices starting from $3.<br />

Hedging, natives, grasses, trees, perennials, edibles, vegetableseedlings<br />

and more.<br />

Bringatrailer! Find us on Facebook:‘‘OhokaSchoolPlant Sale’’.<br />

Afternoon dancing<br />

Come and dance to the music from the 1950s, 60sand 70s, Rock‘n’Roll etc.<br />

Afternoon dancing begins at 50a VictoriaStreet,Rangiora on Saturday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 15, and each Saturday after from 1.30pmto4pm.<br />

Afternoon tea willbeprovided. $5 perperson,children 15 years and under<br />

free.<br />

Enquiries to Owen on (03) 313 3537 or 0210823 8029.<br />

Aweekend of ploughing<br />

The Oxford WMC Ploughing Match willbeheld on Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 8, at<br />

453 WoodsideRoad,Oxford. Starting at 10.30am.<br />

Bringyour own lunch.<br />

The <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> ploughing match will be heldonSunday, <strong>October</strong> 9,<br />

at 453 Woodside Road,Oxford.<br />

Rise 6:44am<br />

Set 7:48pm<br />

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Times<br />

2:35am<br />

2:59pm<br />

Set 7:45am<br />

Rise 10:26pm<br />

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Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

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6:41pm 2.4 12:34pm 0.4 7:31pm 2.3 1:23pm 0.5<br />

Amberley 1:50am 2.3 8:01am 0.5 2:47am 2.3 8:59am 0.4 3:43am 2.4 9:56am 0.4 4:36am 2.4 10:51am 0.4 5:28am 2.4 11:44am 0.4 6:20am 2.4 12:07am 0.4 7:10am 2.4 12:56am 0.4<br />

Beach<br />

2:22pm 2.4 8:40pm 0.4 3:19pm 2.4 9:34pm 0.4 4:12pm 2.5 10:26pm 0.4 5:03pm 2.5 11:17pm 0.4 5:52pm 2.4<br />

6:41pm 2.4 12:34pm 0.4 7:31pm 2.3 1:23pm 0.5<br />

1:59am 2.3 8:10am 0.5 2:56am 2.3 9:08am 0.4 3:52am 2.4 10:05am 0.4 4:45am 2.4 11:00am 0.4 5:37am 2.4 11:53am 0.4 6:29am 2.4 12:16am 0.4 7:19am 2.4 1:05am 0.4<br />

Motunau 2:31pm 2.4 8:49pm 0.4 3:28pm 2.4 9:43pm 0.4 4:21pm 2.5 10:35pm 0.4 5:12pm 2.5 11:26pm 0.4 6:01pm 2.4<br />

6:50pm 2.4 12:43pm 0.4 7:40pm 2.3 1:32pm 0.5<br />

2:01am 2.3 8:12am 0.5 2:58am 2.3 9:10am 0.4 3:54am 2.4 10:07am 0.4 4:47am 2.4 11:02am 0.4 5:39am 2.4 11:55am 0.4 6:31am 2.4 12:18am 0.4 7:21am 2.4 1:07am 0.4<br />

Gore Bay 2:33pm 2.4 8:51pm 0.4 3:30pm 2.4 9:45pm 0.4 4:23pm 2.5 10:37pm 0.4 5:14pm 2.5 11:28pm 0.4 6:03pm 2.4<br />

6:52pm 2.4 12:45pm 0.4 7:42pm 2.3 1:34pm 0.5<br />

1:54am 1.6 8:02am 0.2 2:50am 1.6 9:00am 0.2 3:45am 1.6 9:57am 0.2 4:39am 1.6 10:53am 0.2 5:33am 1.7 11:47am 0.2 6:26am 1.7 12:14am 0.2 7:17am 1.7 1:04am 0.2<br />

Kaikoura 2:27pm 1.7 8:46pm 0.2 3:23pm 1.7 9:39pm 0.2 4:18pm 1.7 10:31pm 0.2 5:10pm 1.7 11:23pm 0.2 6:02pm 1.7<br />

6:53pm 1.6 12:40pm 0.2 7:44pm 1.6 1:32pm 0.2<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 />

RANGIORA


OCTOBER <strong>2022</strong><br />

HDC NEWS...<br />

What's happening Hurunui?<br />

FOOTHPATH VEGETATION ENCROACHEMENT<br />

Spring is here and your garden will be waking up. This means it’s time to get the garden tools out<br />

to keep growth under control. Please remember that it is your responsibility to trim back any<br />

foliage that encroaches over the footpath, sopedestrians can continue to use them with ease.<br />

Thank you.<br />

PREDATOR TRAPS FOR SALE<br />

The Hawarden Waikari Community Menz Shed is making predator traps and selling them at cost.<br />

Trapping predators like stoats, ferrets and rats isamajor part of creating asafe environment for<br />

native birds and enhancing biodiversity. If you are keen toget on board with this conservationminded<br />

past time, please phone Peter Black to find out more. 027 714 4091 /033144 091<br />

NEW GLASS RECYCLING ATAMBERLEY TRANSFER STATION<br />

The glass recycling area at the Amberley Transfer Station has been relocated and is now<br />

adjacent to the recycling end of the pit. This new location is more convenient for those dropping<br />

off recycling, with all recyclable items now inone area.<br />

Relocating the glass recycling bin has doubled the size of the green waste area, and it is<br />

expected that this will speed upunloading times.<br />

This project was funded using the Council’s reimbursement from the Landfill Levy.<br />

NEW GREEN WASTE PAD IN HANMER SPRINGS<br />

The concrete green waste pad atHanmer Springs Transfer Station is ready touse. Itprovides a<br />

level area for people to unload their green waste and safely manoeuvre their vehicles and trailers.<br />

The pad isbigger than the previous green waste area, which gives us the ability tostore larger<br />

volumes ofgreen waste.<br />

This work was budgeted into the Long Term Plan.<br />

Meetings<br />

20th First Council meeting, following the Triennial<br />

Election 6.00pm. (Venue: Council Chambers,<br />

Amberley).<br />

In brief...<br />

Holiday activities at Hurunui’s libraries<br />

There are some great library activities planned for the<br />

school holidays including a colouring competition, a<br />

scavenger hunt, story time, and making marble mazes and<br />

'junkbots.' Bookings can be made in person at the<br />

Amberley Library, orcall 03 314 8980. For more details,<br />

look under ‘Events’ on the homepage of the Council<br />

website.<br />

Scam and Fraud Awareness workshops asuccess<br />

Council’s Community Partnerships Team recently hosted<br />

Scam and Fraud Awareness workshops in Amberley,<br />

Rotherham, Waikari, Hanmer Springs and Cheviot, which<br />

received great turnout.<br />

Guest speakers included <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Police Officer<br />

Tony Maw and Hurunui based Police led by Sergeant<br />

Robert Irvine, Neighbourhood Support <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Manager Sarah Saunders, and representatives from<br />

Hurunui Libraries.<br />

Amberley Pool:<br />

The Amberley Pool is due to open mid November, we will<br />

keep you updated with further information as soon as we<br />

can. Thank you for your patience.<br />

Rock Wall rebuild:<br />

The rock wall that helps to protect Claverley Road has<br />

been rebuilt. The wet winter has taken its toll on this<br />

coastal road, with stormy conditions causing high swells to<br />

both undercut and overtop the road, as well as damaging<br />

protective measures like the sea wall.<br />

Watermain Renewal Complete<br />

A watermain renewal has been completed on Hanmer<br />

Springs Road (SH7A), with 350 metres of new polyethylene<br />

pipe installed and connected to the network. Works have<br />

begun on the new footpath to extend from Argelins Road<br />

To Ensor Drive, connecting to the footpaths from West<br />

View. HDC appreciates the patience and understanding of<br />

the Hanmer Springs residents and visitors with the Traffic<br />

Management that has been in place.<br />

RAPID Number reminder<br />

Throughout the District, it would be great to see more<br />

RAPID numbers on rural properties. They are a very<br />

effective tool for easy location, especially by Emergency<br />

Services. To find out more about RAPID numbers, visit the<br />

website, or ring Council and ask to speak to Scott Rose.<br />

New glass recycling area at Amberley Transfer<br />

Station.<br />

AN UPGRADE FOR CAMPGROUNDS<br />

The final results for the 2019 Local Government Elections with amayoral campaign were calculated onSaturday<br />

12 <strong>October</strong>. The Hurunui District had avoter turnout of57.2%, this being 4,924 votes, excluding special votes.<br />

What will this year's voter turnout be?<br />

Councils migrate their speeds over tothe National<br />

Speed Limit Register (NSLR).<br />

Campgrounds around Hurunui can look forward to a facelift, thanks to a successful external<br />

tourism fund application.<br />

In June, $354,023.50 was granted from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF), which covers 50%<br />

of the District-wide campground upgrade work, toimprove Council-owned campground facilities<br />

across the District.<br />

Facility block provider Kiwicamp, who will be providing digital honesty boxes, solar power<br />

systems, charging stations for caravans, cars and e-bikes, boom gates and security, WIFI Pods,<br />

as well as fitted-out laundry, shower, toilet and kitchen facilities.<br />

Campgrounds are: Hurunui River Mouth, Motunau Beach Reserve, Scargill Motunau Reserve,<br />

Culverden Domain, Waikari Reserve, Hawarden Domain, Amberley Beach, Balmoral Reserve.<br />

HDC SPEED BYLAW NOW HISTORY<br />

Hurunui District Council’s Bylaw that has set the speed limits on Hurunui District roads since<br />

2020 is now history, after being revoked at last Thursday’s Council meeting.<br />

Until now, HDC asaroad controlling authority has been legally required to have abylaw to set<br />

speed limits on all roads within the jurisdiction of the Council other than State Highways, which<br />

are controlled by Waka Kotahi NZTransport Agency.<br />

Now, throughout New Zealand all councils will migrate their speeds over to the National Speed<br />

Limit Register (NSLR), which will now form the legal instrument for setting new speed limits.<br />

Local Body Elections ....<br />

Have you voted?<br />

Votes can be dropped off in the ballot bins located in<br />

the East and West Wards until noon, Friday 7<strong>October</strong>.<br />

Votes in the South Ward can be dropped off in the<br />

South Ward bins until noon, Saturday 8<strong>October</strong>.<br />

All votes can behanded inatthe Amberley Office up<br />

until noon, Saturday 8<strong>October</strong>.<br />

Ballot box locations:<br />

a. South Ward:<br />

i. Amberley Council Office<br />

ii. Amberley Library<br />

iii. Countdown Amberley<br />

b. East Ward<br />

i. Cheviot Library and Service Centre<br />

ii. Cheviot Hardware<br />

iii. Cheviot Trust Hotel<br />

c. West Ward<br />

i. Hanmer Springs Library and Service Centre<br />

ii. Amuri Library and Service Centre<br />

iii. Hawarden Library<br />

iv. Hawarden Four Square<br />

PHONE US:<br />

Amberley: 03 3148 816.<br />

Cheviot Freephone: 03319 8812.<br />

Amuri &Hanmer Springs Freephone: 03 315 8400.<br />

info@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz<br />

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PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Tired, sore and proud<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Raising over $67,000 to support the Mental<br />

Health Foundationmade the pain from<br />

sore muscles, sleepdepravation and<br />

overall tiredness, fade intothe background<br />

for the88participants undertakingthe<br />

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weekend.<br />

Starting from 6pm on Fridayevening<br />

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activitiestodotheir part for Mental Health<br />

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They would all rouse fromtheir<br />

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marches and spin sessions, all through the<br />

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families come down and support their<br />

lovedones undertaking the challengeover<br />

the weekend.<br />

The participants were divided up into<br />

two teams ­red and blue ­and were given<br />

differenttaskstocomplete in the 45<br />

minute period.<br />

They were supported for the 48 hours by<br />

abevy of food suppliers, hair stylists,<br />

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Fellow co­owner Aaron McConville said<br />

over 80 businesses wereinvolvedinthe<br />

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Bex O’Malley and KatrinaHood, bothof<br />

Rangiora said they had undertaken the<br />

challengetoput their minds and bodies to<br />

the test.<br />

For many the first packmarchwas an<br />

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Ash McConville said for manyitwas the<br />

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‘‘Eachparticipant couldnominate their<br />

weighttocarryand somereally loaded<br />

their bagsup, likethe firefighterswho<br />

were carrying over 35kgs each.’’<br />

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey also took<br />

part and says he was incredibly humbled<br />

to be apart of such an amazing fundraising<br />

effort.<br />

‘‘Morethan $67,000was raised so ahuge<br />

congratulations to Ash and Aaron<br />

McConvilleatSaints Fitness for the work<br />

they put in to achieve this.’’<br />

He says it’s fair to say his physical<br />

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stamina,<br />

‘‘Afterseven consecutive sessions of<br />

burpees and otherpainfulexercisesmy<br />

body finally gave in 24 hours into the<br />

challenge.<br />

‘‘It certainly gave my kids somethingto<br />

laughatonSundayasIwas hobbling<br />

around the house in pain.<br />

‘‘While Iamphysicallyalittle worse for<br />

wear,Ienjoyed the challengeand Iknow<br />

my muscleswon’ttake long to fully recover<br />

from the ordeal,’’MrDoocey said.<br />

Participant AlysonShipley, who<br />

attendedwith her daughter Erica,says the<br />

48 hour challengewent well.<br />

‘‘It was agreatteam of people taking part<br />

and we also had lots of support fromthe<br />

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and downs.Personally Ifoundthe 10pm<br />

Saturday session toughgoing,althoughI<br />

know others really enjoyed that one as our<br />

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10 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Waimakariri continues its steady growth<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Waimakariri is bucking the trend, as the<br />

district continues to bulgeatthe seams.<br />

Whilethe rest of New Zealandwas<br />

experiencing its lowest levelofpopulation<br />

growth since the 1980s, Waimakaririhas<br />

continued to grow withinthe two to four<br />

percent ayear range, as it has done forthe<br />

last 25 years,accordingtoStatistics New<br />

Zealand.<br />

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yeartoJune<strong>2022</strong> was just 0.2%.<br />

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apopulation increase estimated at 3400 in<br />

the year to June2021,while Christchurch<br />

increasedbyjust 250 more residents in<br />

thatyear.<br />

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil strategic<br />

projects manager SimonMarkham said<br />

longer term projections suggested the<br />

Greater Christchurch area overall was<br />

expected to continuegrowing at afaster<br />

ratethan the rest of the country.<br />

Thiswas despite reduced short term<br />

growth, afeatureofseveralofthe larger<br />

cities recently.<br />

But even Greater Christchurch growth<br />

was likelytoslow from 6000 ayear, the<br />

average population increase between 1996<br />

and 2018based on Census figures,to<br />

around 4400 on median rangeprojections<br />

overthe periodto2048.<br />

Populationageing and reducedfertility<br />

werehaving an impact, but population<br />

growth would largely depend on therate<br />

of immigration, Mr Markhamsaid.<br />

Growth of around 4400 people across<br />

Greater Christchurch wouldequate to<br />

close to 2000 more houses needing to be<br />

built each year to accommodate the extra<br />

residents.<br />

Mr Markham said it was always hard to<br />

project where the new residents would<br />

settle, whether in Waimakariri, Selwynor<br />

in the city, but Waimakariri had alot going<br />

for it.<br />

‘‘Wehave agood supplyofland coming<br />

on under the new District Plan, it is an<br />

attractive environment, but it is<br />

particularly desirabletohave more of<br />

those peoplefind ajob in the district.<br />

‘‘Ifyou talk to Enterprise <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>and manybusinesses theyare<br />

sayingthey can’t find people, but there are<br />

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10,000people going intoChristchurch to<br />

work eachday,sowe need to make it more<br />

appealing to work locally. ’’<br />

Waimakariri’s populationisaround<br />

67,000and median range projections<br />

suggest it will pass80,000 by 2043.<br />

New Zealand as wholeisprojected at<br />

the median range to grow by between 0.3%<br />

and 0.8% ayear overthe next 50 years.<br />

‘‘It’samodestrate of growth, even for a<br />

developed economy.<br />

It is largelydue to structural ageing,<br />

producing asteadyincrease in the number<br />

of deaths each year, and alow fertility<br />

rate, where birthnumbersper annum are<br />

not increasing at all,’’MrMarkham said.<br />

‘‘Subjecttoland availability, Greater<br />

Christchurch will likelycontinue to grow<br />

at arate above the rest of New Zealand.’’<br />

The lack of growth acrossNew Zealand<br />

recently was due largely to the lack of<br />

migrant workers coming intothe country,<br />

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in her long association withKaiapoi High<br />

Schoolisthe focusonmulti­cultural<br />

activities.<br />

‘‘Maori culture is an important part of<br />

schoolevents now and that has ledtothe<br />

developmentofmuchwidercultural<br />

activitiessuchasdanceand theatre<br />

whichthe pupils areexcellingat,’’Kath<br />

says.<br />

Shejoinedthe school as aguidance<br />

counsellorin1976.<br />

‘‘Back then we tried hardtointroduce<br />

multi­cultural activities but it is only in<br />

thelastfew years thatinterestinthese<br />

hasreally takenoff.<br />

It adds alot to the schooland is really<br />

good to see.’’<br />

Kath, who lives in Clarkville, retired<br />

from herrole at theschool in 2000 buthas<br />

retained herconnection with it as a<br />

supporter.<br />

Herchildrenattended theschool and<br />

sheisamember of its50th anniversary<br />

committee organisingthis year’sreunion<br />

whichbegins on Friday, <strong>October</strong> 21, and<br />

shewas alsoamember of the40th<br />

anniversary committee.<br />

Theschool now pridesitselfonbeing a<br />

modern, learningenvironment where<br />

studentscan explore theirinterests and<br />

grow into confidentand happy young<br />

people.<br />

Thereisawiderangeofacademic<br />

courses availableatthe schoolwhichis<br />

also nationally recognised forexcellence<br />

Kath Adams ... The Kaiapoi High School’s guidance counsellor for many years.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

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It hasfirst­class learningspaces,an<br />

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laboratory andpractice and recording<br />

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Thiscomplex is regularly usedfor<br />

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The schoolalso has afirst­classsports<br />

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It alsohas alearning facility for young<br />

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There is astrong focusoncommunity<br />

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Thatcommitment to the community<br />

began withthe first principal, Ernie<br />

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The registrationpack for the<br />

weekend will be available to collect<br />

at the club before and during the<br />

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It will include the Anniversary<br />

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mementos for the occasion.<br />

On Saturday morning the formal<br />

opening of the anniversary<br />

celebrations willbeheld at the<br />

school, at 101 Ohoka Road,with a<br />

welcome and an assembly in the<br />

auditorium.<br />

The opening will includeguest<br />

speakers, outlining the role the<br />

schooland its students have played in<br />

the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> community<br />

over the years.<br />

After the assembly the schoolwill<br />

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The librarywill feature photos and<br />

school magazines, to encourage<br />

browsing and conversation.<br />

Decade photos will also be taken<br />

during thistime and abarbecue will<br />

be provided while people wait for<br />

theirturn to be photographed.<br />

Laterinthe afternoon an inaugural<br />

meeting of a‘‘Friends of the School’’<br />

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people can continue their association<br />

with the school, and in the eveninga<br />

dinner and dancewill be heldinthe<br />

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On Sunday morning there will be an<br />

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Trustees and Parent Teacher<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

17<br />

Farewell your favourites<br />

at <strong>Canterbury</strong>Museum<br />

Magic of Light ... Rangiora Photographic Society president’s Lisa Carter and David<br />

Woodcock (immediate past president) admire the works on display at the launch of the<br />

society’s biennial public show held at the Big Room at the Brick Mill Waikuku. PHOTO:JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Photo exhibition back<br />

Titled The Magic of Light, the<br />

photographicexhibition showcased the<br />

creative talentsof90members from the<br />

Rangiora Photographic Society to the<br />

publicatits official openinglast Friday<br />

evening.<br />

Held at the Big Room at the Brick Mill<br />

in Waikuku, the dualfaceted exhibition<br />

displayed both curated and member<br />

supplied works of photographic art.<br />

Immediate past president of the<br />

society, DavidWoodcocksaid there<br />

were 155 photosondisplay for the three<br />

day long event, which is held everytwo<br />

years.<br />

‘‘It was apleasure to be able to<br />

present another exhibition showcasing<br />

the talent of our members,’’ he said.<br />

Renowned landscape photographer<br />

and club patron Andris Apse was on<br />

hand at the opening to tell attendees he<br />

was impressed with theirwork and<br />

added that many were not charging the<br />

correct price for their photos,they<br />

shouldbecharging alot more to reflect<br />

their talents.<br />

Tea Party returns<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>Museum is gearingupfor<br />

amassive andmuch-neededredevelopment<br />

of itsbuildings –thinkway<br />

more space forexhibitions, world-class<br />

facilities andsafe storage forour region’s<br />

taonga (treasures).<br />

From mid-<strong>October</strong>,the Museum will<br />

startprogressively closing, dismantling<br />

andpacking down itsgalleries to move<br />

them to secure offsite storage –starting<br />

with thegalleries upstairs.That means<br />

theschoolholidayswill be your last<br />

chance to say‘seeyou later’ to some of<br />

your oldMuseum favourites.<br />

Discovery, OurMummy andGeology<br />

will be thefirst to closeon17<strong>October</strong>,<br />

followed by theBirdHall at theend of<br />

themonth.Therestofthe Museum’s<br />

upstairs galleries, includingthe AntarcticGallery,<br />

will be closed by theend of<br />

November.<br />

Detailsofgroundfloorclosures will be<br />

posted on theMuseum’s website laterin<br />

theyear.<br />

The exhibitsare just onepartofa<br />

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taonga, equipmentand staff shifted offsite<br />

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Manyofthe Museum’s much-loved<br />

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Some,likethe ChristchurchStreetand<br />

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Otherfavourites like theAntarcticGalleryand<br />

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bigger andbetterthanever. There’s extra<br />

opportunitytofarewellyourfavourites<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

19<br />

Couple celebrate their Platinum wedding<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Asimple invitation to dance has<br />

blossomed into seven decades<br />

of marriage and togetherness<br />

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Bruce and Rosemary Childs.<br />

Early one morning in 1948,<br />

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Invited to abirthday party,<br />

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‘‘She was lovely, and we<br />

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Over the next four years the<br />

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Bruce stayed working in the<br />

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were worth the wait.<br />

‘‘When Ihad earned enough, I<br />

bought an old Morris 8two door<br />

car and would drive for hours<br />

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to see her,’’ Bruce said.<br />

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1952, the blushing bride wore a<br />

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‘‘I have never suited white<br />

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Rosemary said.<br />

More than 70 of Bruce’s<br />

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enjoyed the party held under a<br />

large marquee at the Thacker<br />

family farm, Rowandale.<br />

The Akaroa <strong>News</strong> later<br />

dedicated three columns to<br />

describing the wedding in<br />

detail, right down to what the<br />

mother­in­laws wore.<br />

Bruce and Rosemary<br />

returned to the Childs family<br />

farm, Fernhill, near Cheviot,<br />

which his grand father had<br />

been balloted after WW1.<br />

Rosemary said she didn’t<br />

know anyone so she quickly<br />

joined the Country Women's<br />

Institute at Domett and began<br />

an active role in the local<br />

Anglican church.<br />

The couple leased the 1200<br />

acre family sheep farm in 1958<br />

and eventually bought it<br />

outright early in the 1960’s.<br />

“We built our first home in<br />

1965 by digging into the top of a<br />

hill as there was no other flat<br />

land on the property located<br />

between Gore Bay and the<br />

Hurunui River,” said<br />

Rosemary.<br />

There the couple raised their<br />

three children before retiring<br />

to properties in the Cheviot and<br />

Geraldine area before finally<br />

entering arest­home in Ilam<br />

Christchurch.<br />

But their story didn’t end<br />

there.<br />

Bruce and Rosemary credit<br />

the longevity of their union to<br />

strong faith and belief.<br />

Both were very active<br />

members of their local church.<br />

While Rosemary worked with<br />

young mothers and wives,<br />

Bruce was alay reader before<br />

the parish chose him to become<br />

the Anglican minister in<br />

Cheviot. “I changed my flock<br />

from Corriedales to people and<br />

had awonderful time,” he says.<br />

Arole he thoroughly enjoyed<br />

for 15 years.<br />

“It was funny, most ministers<br />

were thinking about retiring<br />

when Iwas just starting,” he<br />

said.<br />

Giving of time and respect<br />

are just two of the reasons<br />

Rosemary believes are why<br />

they have lasted the 70 years.<br />

“It’s all about tolerance and<br />

faith, everyone is different and<br />

you have to learn to be tolerant<br />

of each other,” she said.<br />

Now in their 90’s and<br />

courtesy of afall or two, the<br />

couple live 60m apart in a<br />

retirement facility.<br />

Every day Rosemary rises<br />

and walks down the hall to<br />

Bruce’s room and welcomes<br />

him with akiss on the check.<br />

They spend their days<br />

together watching TV or doing<br />

crafts. The couple are planning<br />

to return to the newly<br />

renovated St Johns Church in<br />

Okains Bay on <strong>October</strong> 18 with<br />

family and friends.<br />

Together still ... Rosemary and<br />

Bruce Childs, formally of Cheviot,<br />

will celebrate their 70th wedding<br />

anniversary of their wedding held<br />

at the St Johns Anglican Church in<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Rural RAPID numbering can save lives<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Correct rural numbering saves lives.<br />

Culverden Volunteer Fire Brigade<br />

chief fire officer Craig Ritchie set out on<br />

amission four years ago to reduce<br />

response times for emergency services<br />

in the Amuri Basin.<br />

He was checking smoke alarms in the<br />

Culverden village when he realised it<br />

was local farmers who were more at<br />

risk.<br />

There were issues with incorrect<br />

numbering, multiple houses on the same<br />

property using the same Rural Address<br />

Property Identification RAPID number<br />

and the numbers not being placed at the<br />

entrance gate.<br />

‘‘I spoke to arural delivery guy and we<br />

went and met with (then Hurunui<br />

Mayor) Winton Dalley and highlighted a<br />

few problems and we’ve been working<br />

on it ever since.’’<br />

The Culverden Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade responded to around 70 callouts<br />

ayear, while Culverden St John had<br />

about 630 callouts last year ­many of<br />

them on rural roads.<br />

Used correctly, the (RAPID) system<br />

should make it easier for emergency<br />

services to locate properties, because<br />

the number tells the distance from a<br />

defined reference point.<br />

But there was alack of consistency as<br />

anumber of roads, such as Inland Road,<br />

between Waiau and Kaikoura, had more<br />

than one reference point, meaning there<br />

could be two or more properties with the<br />

same RAPID number on the same road.<br />

The growth of dairying in the<br />

Culverden area, meant there were now<br />

multiple houses on the same farm ­and<br />

often using the same RAPID number,<br />

with farmers coming up with their own<br />

methods to distinguish properties.<br />

‘‘Farmers decided they had aRAPID<br />

Rapid response ... Culverden Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Craig Ritchie (left)<br />

and Fire and Emergency New Zealand assistant commander Des Irving say having the<br />

correct RAPID number signs on the entrance gate can save lives.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

number, so they numbered their<br />

dwellings,’’ Mr Ritchie said.<br />

‘‘For example, if the RAPID number<br />

was 107, they would call themselves<br />

1071, 1072, 1073... The farmer and the<br />

farm workers all know what that means,<br />

but the 111 operator doesn’t.’’<br />

A111 call centre operator had 90<br />

seconds to get the information to relay to<br />

emergency services and the fire engine<br />

needed to be out the door five minutes<br />

after the call, so timing was crucial.<br />

Time could also be lost when RAPID<br />

numbers were not on the entrance gate.<br />

‘‘Every 60 seconds the intensification<br />

of afire doubles, so if you lose five<br />

minutes, the intensification of the fire<br />

has increased five times, so every<br />

minute we save, saves lives,’’ Fire and<br />

Emergency New Zealand assistant<br />

commander Des Irving said.<br />

Land and Information New Zealand<br />

has decreed that multiple houses on the<br />

same driveway should use letters as<br />

suffixes rather than numbers ­inother<br />

words, 107A, 107B instead of 1071, 1072.<br />

Where there were more than five<br />

houses on one right­of­way, it needed to<br />

21<br />

become aprivate road with each house<br />

assigned its own RAPID number.<br />

The Hurunui District Council came on<br />

board 12 months ago, with planner Scott<br />

Rose working with Mr Ritchie.<br />

‘‘They gave Scott and Iayear which<br />

was great because we tidied up this fire<br />

district,’’ Mr Ritchie said.<br />

‘‘But how can we move forward to<br />

cover the whole (Hurunui) district?’’<br />

Since the project began, around 600<br />

RAPID numbers had been assessed in<br />

the Amuri Basin —around 70 percent of<br />

properties in the area.<br />

Around 95% of the rural properties<br />

checked have needed assistance with<br />

the RAPID number.<br />

Two right­of­ways had also been<br />

designated as private roads.<br />

Mr Irving said there was the potential<br />

to improve RAPID numbering systems<br />

throughout New Zealand, and several<br />

districts were doing agood job at<br />

managing it.<br />

Mr Ritchie and Mr Irving made a<br />

presentation to the Hurunui District<br />

Council’s strategy and policy committee<br />

last month, recommending the council<br />

fund ahalf­time administration position<br />

to roll out the project to the rest of the<br />

district.<br />

Fire and Emergency New Zealand<br />

could use its influence in the community<br />

and work with Lions and Rotary clubs to<br />

get the message out to rural property<br />

owners, Mr Irving said.<br />

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22 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Paul Hodson, who has abackground<br />

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The Sterlingdevelopment unfold over<br />

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nightmare’’.<br />

He has video of papersonhis desk<br />

movingabout,asheavymachinery<br />

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his boundary, leavinghim nervous for<br />

his house’sstructural integrity.<br />

‘‘We’re having anightmare withdust<br />

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put the washing out on the line,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Theyspray it, but afterthey leave for<br />

the day or in the weekendthe<br />

northwesterliesblow up the dust<br />

again.’’<br />

Lime Living Ltd, the developers, were<br />

compacting 97,000 cubic metres of fill to<br />

raise the land up by 1.7 metres.<br />

The new buildings would be towering<br />

over Mr Hodson’s housewhen built.<br />

He said acondition of the resource<br />

consent was the developer would<br />

complete asurvey of his house before<br />

work began, to ensure there was no<br />

damagetohis property from the<br />

vibrations.<br />

He received aletter from the<br />

developerinMarch advisinghim<br />

drainage was about to be laidnext to his<br />

property and his westernboundary<br />

fencewould be replaced.<br />

Afterstartingtotake down his fence<br />

in preparation, Mr Hodsonhad<br />

received no further communicationin<br />

“Exclusive”<br />

six months.<br />

With machines whirring away next<br />

door last week,hecomplained to the<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s<br />

planning staff.<br />

By Wednesday afternoon (September<br />

21) he had received an email from the<br />

developeradvisingitwouldbecoming<br />

to complete asurvey.<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

planning and regulation general<br />

manager TracyTierneysaid there were<br />

provisionsinthe resource consent to<br />

manageany issues.<br />

‘‘Developers are usuallyvery<br />

responsive because they don’twant to<br />

generate an issue unnecessarily.<br />

‘‘We need to monitorthe conditions of<br />

consents and in situations like this, we<br />

will lookatitmore closely to seeka<br />

resolution.’’<br />

Mr Hodson saidhewould like his<br />

fence replaced, as promised, as his<br />

section was left exposed.<br />

He saidheunderstood supply<br />

shortages could be leading to delays,<br />

but he would likebetter communication<br />

from the developer.<br />

‘‘I understand thatthese<br />

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‘‘We value the support and<br />

understanding of our neighbours and<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

23<br />

Welcoming Communities plan embraced<br />

Moving to ruralNew Zealand canbea<br />

big,and sometimesdaunting step, but<br />

thanks to an initiative that enables<br />

community groupstowork closely<br />

with its newcomers, spots like the<br />

Hurunui District will feel likehome<br />

very quickly.<br />

Hurunui DistrictCouncil hasjoined<br />

26 other Councils in aNew Zealandwide<br />

settlement programme<br />

promotingdiversity andinclusivity.<br />

Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ)<br />

WelcomingCommunities Programme<br />

­Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori, is<br />

designed to support local councils in<br />

welcomingrecent migrants, former<br />

refugees and internationalstudents.<br />

Hurunui District’s Mayor Marie<br />

Blackvalues thevibrance adiverse<br />

community brings, andisthrilled to be<br />

apart ofthe WelcomingCommunities<br />

family.<br />

‘‘Itisimportant to us that our<br />

community is supportive, welcoming,<br />

and feels like home to all newcomers<br />

who choose to stay,’’ says Mayor Black.<br />

Funded by INZ, the programme<br />

involvescommunities developing a<br />

welcoming plan, with acouncilemployed<br />

WelcomingCommunities<br />

Facilitatortooutline thesteps the<br />

community will take to foster a<br />

welcoming environment.<br />

Thesesteps will include how best to<br />

supportnewcomers andencourage<br />

participation in community led<br />

initiatives.<br />

Council’s parttime Together<br />

HurunuiFacilitator NataliePaterson<br />

has recentlybeen employed to fillthe<br />

Welcoming Communities Facilitator<br />

role.<br />

Tiromoana flourishing<br />

‘‘The role compliments my Together<br />

Hurunui work,identifying needs<br />

within the community.<br />

‘‘I’m looking forward to working<br />

with our people to ensure all<br />

newcomers feel welcome.’’<br />

Former Secretaryofthe Hurunui<br />

Filipino Community Group Sandy<br />

Velmonte believes the Programme<br />

will make ahugedifference to the<br />

Filipino community.<br />

‘‘I vividlyremember when Ifirst<br />

moved to NewZealand thirteenyears<br />

ago.’’<br />

‘‘It’s ahuge stepfor us moving to<br />

anothercountry, and to asmalltown.<br />

‘‘Wehave so much to contribute to<br />

theHurunui community and Iam<br />

excited at theprospects of the<br />

programme,’’says Sandy.<br />

Sandytouched on thesuccess of the<br />

HurunuiFiestaheld earlier this year,<br />

as an example of what she hopesthe<br />

plan will include.<br />

TheHurunuiFiesta involved a<br />

basketball tournamentthat ran over<br />

three nights.<br />

Thefinal game was followedbya<br />

fiesta festivalcelebrating Filipino<br />

culture and food.<br />

‘‘It was quite successful, andwehad<br />

agreat turnout. Filipinos arevery<br />

sociable,and it wasagood<br />

opportunity to bringusall together.’’<br />

Mrs Black is looking forward to<br />

seeing communities within the<br />

Districtembracingthe programme.<br />

‘‘It’s up to allofustocreate a<br />

community that is inclusive and<br />

welcoming, andtoensure thatweall<br />

contribute to aplaceofbelonging.’’<br />

said Mayor Black.<br />

Tiromoana Bush is flourishingthanks to<br />

an ambitiousrestorationproject which<br />

beganalmost two decades ago.<br />

Adjacent to the Kate Valley Landfill and<br />

Energy Park,the project started18years<br />

ago, and has deliveredphotographic proof<br />

the bush is regenerating and reclaiming<br />

grassland.<br />

The project is fundedbyTranswaste<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Ltd (Transwaste), whoowns<br />

Tiromoana Bush and the landfill.<br />

TranswastechairGill Cox says the<br />

annual photographsprovide proofthe<br />

native forest is successfully regenerating.<br />

He says photos take in 2004,and again<br />

more recently, demonstrate the successof<br />

the restorationproject.<br />

‘‘After years of devastating drought, the<br />

increased rainfall of the past two years has<br />

also clearly assisted the survival and<br />

establishmentofnew plantings and<br />

encouraged the vigorous growth of the<br />

existing bush.’’<br />

Photosites were chosen in 2004 to<br />

provide an accurate record of Tiromoana<br />

Bush before the restorationproject<br />

started.<br />

Photos are takenannually in late<br />

December at the same sitesproviding a<br />

continuous record of the changestaking<br />

place.<br />

Whiledetailed measurements of plant<br />

regrowth are importanttomonitor change<br />

and understand howdifferent native<br />

species are regenerating,photo­points<br />

show more generalchanges in land cover<br />

from grasslandtobush.<br />

‘‘As trees growslowly and constantly it<br />

can be difficult to realise just how much<br />

change has occurred’’, Mr Cox says.<br />

‘‘Youdon’t needdetailed measuring<br />

instrumentsorspecial training to be able<br />

to comparetwo photographs, and see the<br />

Tiromoana Bush restoration project is<br />

working.’’<br />

The area showing the greatest change is<br />

surrounding the Kate Pond wetland. Prior<br />

to the establishment of the Kate Valley<br />

Landfill and Energy Park the Kate Stream<br />

would run dry in summer.<br />

The creation of awater supplydam<br />

upstreamensuresacontinuoussupply of<br />

water year round to the wetland, enabling<br />

extensive native plantingsaround it to<br />

thrive.<br />

‘‘We planted 10 kahikateatrees around<br />

Kate Pond when we began the restoration<br />

project, and we’ve been monitoring these<br />

ever since,’’ Mr Cox says.<br />

‘‘By 2021not only wereall 10 treesstill<br />

alive,their heights ranged from three<br />

metrestoover sixmetrestall.<br />

‘‘Theyprovide atantalisingglimpse of<br />

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Love your home<br />

Barrels the foundation of artisan’sbusiness<br />

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Darryn Candy is The Barrelman, who<br />

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Love your home<br />

R.Grant Electrical remains in local hands<br />

R.Grant Electrical, is your long<br />

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the bond that has been built up<br />

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The R.Grant Electrical team ... Chris McClintock (left, electrician), Odessa Ealam (office administrator), Regan<br />

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Designer Canvas for all your outdoor needs<br />

Designer Canvashas beenoperating for<br />

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Owner Peter Edwards says ‘‘wereally<br />

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River fun .. Rafting down the Waimakariri River on day four.<br />

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PHOTO: MARCUS BRAUN<br />

Intrepid adventurers<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The CoasttoCoast usuallytakes<br />

competitors between one and two days<br />

to complete, but for agroupofintrepid<br />

adventurers from Kaiapoi High School<br />

it took them five days.<br />

But it wasn’t arace,itwas ajourney<br />

of discovery for the 12 studentstaking<br />

part in another of the 180 Degrees<br />

Trust: YouthCharityofChristchurch’s<br />

successful adventureprogrammes.<br />

The trustruns aseriesof<br />

development programmes that utilise<br />

the natural environment to challenge<br />

youthphysically and emotionally,<br />

equipping them with confidence,<br />

courage, respect and cooperation.<br />

Setting off from Kumara on the West<br />

Coastlast Monday, the young students<br />

made their wayback to Kaiapoi over<br />

the nextfive days.<br />

Usingacombination of mountain<br />

biking trails,hiking trails, private and<br />

publicly owned huts and rivers for<br />

rafting, tutor Marcus Braun, aformer<br />

Patisserielecturer turned<br />

mountaineer, says the students learn<br />

how to adapttotheir environment and<br />

what it is like to be in charge.<br />

‘‘In any group situation, the natural<br />

leaders always rise up first, we help<br />

them but we are also lookingfor the<br />

quietones,they see everything and<br />

during the week away we encourage<br />

them to discover leadershipand team<br />

work.<br />

‘‘Theaim of the week is to takethem<br />

out of their comfort zonesand<br />

challenge them to developinto<br />

leaders, all while have alot of fun,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

He saysthat the programs are so<br />

popular the school has to whittle the<br />

applicants down to just 12 fromthe 97<br />

who applied.<br />

‘‘It’s not about the best, or the most<br />

deserving students who get selected,<br />

it’sall aboutthose that bestshow and<br />

uphold the schools values,hesaid.<br />

Afterdays spent ridingand climbing<br />

up over Goat Pass, tramping through<br />

the lushSouthern Alps and rafting<br />

downthe WaimakaririRiver,their<br />

final daywas spent on their bikes<br />

riding over 50kmsfrom Springfield to<br />

their school.<br />

Reachingitintime for their fellow<br />

studentstowelcomethem home again<br />

fromtheir big adventurewith ahaka.<br />

It was also the chance for anxious<br />

parents to be reunited with their<br />

children.<br />

CleoJohnson’s mum,Katie, was one<br />

of those parents eagerly awaiting the<br />

14 year­old’s return.<br />

‘‘She has had an awesome<br />

opportunity but it’s always aworry<br />

whenyour child goes off on an<br />

adventurefor thefirst time, away from<br />

talkingtoyou each evening about her<br />

day,lots of thingsrun through your<br />

mind, you know she’s safe, but you do<br />

missher,’’ Mrs Johnson said.<br />

JessMeyers, aged17, wasn’t worried<br />

at all about the trip.<br />

Jesssaid she really lovedthe<br />

adventureand felt it was agreat<br />

opportunity, however she was more<br />

worried about headingoff to anational<br />

basketball tournament in the<br />

followingdays.<br />

Connor Newby 15, said he found it<br />

hardattimes but he knew he justhad<br />

to get on with it, but he was glad to see<br />

his parents at the end of the long ride.<br />

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Pasifika mum shows<br />

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Notsolongago,Epe Valavala wasa<br />

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specialising in humanresources andona<br />

mission to get more Pacific people into the<br />

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Epe’saccomplishmentprovidesan<br />

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of what’s possible throughstudy.<br />

When Epefirst visitedAra Institute<br />

of <strong>Canterbury</strong>toenquireabout its<br />

studyoptions,she literallyhad ababy<br />

on herhip andneeded to know if study<br />

wouldfitaround herlengthy list of daily<br />

responsibilities. “I foundout that the<br />

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as aparentand Iwouldn’t need to tryto<br />

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Epeadmitsthatshe was apprehensive<br />

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amonglotsofyoung adults butdiscovered<br />

sheneedn’thaveworried.“The smaller<br />

classsizes andthe atmosphere at Aralet me<br />

contributemypracticallifeexperience to<br />

themix.”<br />

Epe’sstudy experience was arevelation<br />

in many ways. “Fromthe classroom<br />

experience to groupwork, presentations<br />

andsleeplessnights, it’s showedmemy<br />

worth, my capability andremindedme<br />

of my purposeinlifeand themanygreat<br />

things Iwanttoachieve.”<br />

One of thosethingsisdivingdeeper<br />

into humanresources. “I want to be<br />

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thosethings aretaughtatyourworkplace,<br />

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children.”<br />

Ultimately,Epe wantssee more Pasifika<br />

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people wholooklikeusinthe corporate<br />

worldwillencourage others to get<br />

into business anditwill increase our<br />

independence. It will also open more<br />

doorsfor ourpeople. That’swhy Ichose to<br />

studybusiness, andtospecialiseinhuman<br />

resources.”<br />

Epe“100%” encouragesall single mums<br />

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‘‘WhenLaura and Iheard that<br />

requests for food parcels at the Kaiapoi<br />

Food Bank had more than doubled in<br />

the lastyear,wewere very keen to lend<br />

our support to theirfundraising<br />

appeal.’’<br />

CommunityWellbeing <strong>North</strong><br />

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Ryan, says the supportpledged by New<br />

World Kaiapoitotheir Kaiapoi Food<br />

Bank Appeal was nothingshort of<br />

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‘‘Parentsare doing theirvery best to<br />

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‘‘Theyare being squeezed by the cost<br />

of food, fuel,rent, electricityand lackof<br />

affordable housing.<br />

‘‘Costoflivingincreasesalso mean<br />

funds to buy foodfor the food bankare<br />

not goingasfar as theyused to,’’ says Ms<br />

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She says demand for food parcels<br />

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‘‘It is so highalready I’m really<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The Hawarden A&P Showwillbeheld<br />

early next year, andaroadmap to ensure<br />

its futureisunderway.<br />

The showwas in jeopardy leading in to<br />

aspecialmeeting andannual general<br />

meeting on Mondaynight.<br />

Presidents Penni Loffhagenand Rocci<br />

Scott had warned A&P membersand the<br />

community unlessanexecutive and<br />

plenty of helperscould be found, the<br />

association was in dangerof‘‘folding’’,<br />

and calling quits on runningits annual<br />

March show.<br />

Penni says the community swung in<br />

behindthe show when it becameawareof<br />

theplight of the association, andits<br />

annual show, andtherewas an ‘‘amazing<br />

turnout’’ of around50people at the<br />

meeting.<br />

This hadgiven her and Rocci<br />

confidence to carry on this year, andoffer<br />

up another‘‘great show’’.<br />

Penni saysoffers of helppoured in<br />

priortoMonday night’s meeting, and alot<br />

of ideasonhow to spreadthe work load<br />

andensure theshow continues to be a<br />

show case of the districtwere discussed,<br />

andwill be considered at further<br />

meetings.<br />

‘‘Thegoodnews is we arerunning a<br />

show.<br />

‘‘We have elected anew vice­president<br />

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and ajunior vice­president,’’ says Penni.<br />

She saysthere werealot of ideasput<br />

forward, including how the community<br />

could get in behindthe show to help<br />

spreadthe work loadtokeepthe ‘‘great<br />

littleshow’’running.<br />

‘‘Covidsplit everythingapart. But we<br />

cametogether (Monday night)and we<br />

haveunity and community again. ‘‘Weare<br />

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The Foundation for Arable Research<br />

(FAR) has high hopes that Pathfinder<br />

farmers will crack some of the<br />

challenges of arable farming.<br />

Since the Grower Leading Change<br />

(GLC) project began two years ago, 14<br />

Arable Growth Groups have been set<br />

up across five regions and three<br />

Pathfinder demonstration farms.<br />

The groups usually focus on<br />

initiatives such as taking existing<br />

knowledge or research results to fit<br />

them into an arable farm system or<br />

test new ideas in farm trials.<br />

Chief executive Alison Stewart said<br />

this could include increasing the<br />

business skills of growers, evaluating<br />

on­farm products or developing<br />

regional plans to help manage<br />

pesticide resistance issues.<br />

She said the FAR had aresearch<br />

extension programme which was<br />

highly successful in delivering<br />

research results to growers.<br />

But it knew that this didn’t address<br />

all the challenges they faced or meet<br />

the diverse needs of growers working<br />

in different regions.<br />

‘‘The GLC programme is about<br />

growers getting together and<br />

identifying the farming issues that are<br />

relevant to their region and then<br />

working with FAR to come up with a<br />

plan of work to address these issues.’’<br />

She said this could be looking at<br />

reducing pesticide use or<br />

understanding how to incorporate<br />

precision agriculture technologies to<br />

drive on­farm efficiencies.<br />

‘‘Or [it could be] something as<br />

simple as testing out some new biobased<br />

products.<br />

‘‘The aim is get growers actively<br />

involved in grower­led initiatives and<br />

then sharing their learnings with<br />

other growers.’’<br />

Dr Stewart said growers already<br />

operated diverse, integrated and<br />

Alison Stewart ... FAR chief executive<br />

has high hopes Pathfinder farmers will<br />

crack some of he challenges of arable<br />

farming.<br />

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resilient farm systems so there wasn’t<br />

alot of changes that they needed to<br />

make to drive more productivity or<br />

meet environmental regulations.<br />

‘‘But that doesn't mean that we don’t<br />

need to do anything.<br />

‘‘It’s all about continuous<br />

improvement.<br />

‘‘Arable growers are technically<br />

very competent and tend to embrace<br />

new technology that will deliver onfarm<br />

benefits and will always be<br />

looking for ways to explore new crop<br />

opportunities.’’<br />

The programme was about growers<br />

working out what they wanted to do<br />

with the FAR supporting them to<br />

develop and carry out awork plan.<br />

‘‘We are getting such positive<br />

feedback from the growers about GLC<br />

that we definitely want to extend and<br />

expand its activities over the next<br />

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34 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

LIC has an important role —candidate<br />

Longstanding New Zealand cooperative<br />

LIC has an important role to<br />

play in equipping the New Zealand<br />

dairy industry for asustainable future,<br />

says Oxford dairy farmer Victoria<br />

Trayner.<br />

Ms Trayner, who is acandidate for the<br />

position of South Island Director in<br />

LIC’s <strong>2022</strong> board of directors elections,<br />

says farmers have been improving their<br />

practice on farm with genetic/genomic<br />

gains, improved technology and better<br />

data use and management.<br />

‘‘It is now about connecting the<br />

improvement into environmental<br />

accounting and making smart tech<br />

partnerships, to aid farmers in meeting<br />

policy requirements with minimal cost<br />

to the farmer,’’ she says.<br />

In recent years the dairy industry had<br />

been met with araft of new regulations,<br />

Ms Trayner says.<br />

‘‘We haven’t yet seen the full scope of<br />

having to meet these layers of policy<br />

requirements within the farming<br />

business, but it will need the close cooperation<br />

of farmers and farm­related<br />

businesses, such as LIC, if we are to<br />

ensure we retain profitability while<br />

putting the new rules into effect,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

Land and animals were the biggest<br />

asset of farmers.<br />

‘‘We seek the best animal on­farm<br />

delivering high sustainable<br />

performance and profitability.<br />

‘‘This is brought into focus with<br />

declining cow numbers and milk<br />

production.<br />

‘‘While core data information will<br />

assist with regulatory compliance and<br />

better farm business decisions, LIC<br />

genetic port­folio should continue to<br />

offer farmers the ability to breed a<br />

functional cow that suits each<br />

individual farm system as no­one is the<br />

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‘‘This is where the value and<br />

principles of afarmer­owned cooperative<br />

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Ms Trayner says it puts LIC in astrong<br />

position to work closely with farmers,<br />

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excellence, to help them not just<br />

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On farm inflation had increased<br />

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‘‘While having astrong farmgate milk<br />

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‘‘What does this mean for farmers<br />

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labour shortage. Automation also allows<br />

farmers to be less time poor.<br />

‘‘What adds value to acompany and to<br />

the economy, is growing revenue more<br />

quickly than costs are increasing.<br />

Shareholders are facing this in their<br />

own businesses, and Isee LIC has an<br />

Victoria Trayner ... Looking to the future of dairying.<br />

important role to expand its production<br />

frontier.’’<br />

“I am excited about the possibilities<br />

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stakeholders.<br />

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Issue 211<strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

MainPower Community Fund<br />

31st <strong>October</strong>....Don’t miss it!<br />

What’s happening on <strong>October</strong> 31st?That is the day that<br />

nominations for a share of the $30,000 MainPower<br />

Community Fund close.<br />

What is the MainPower Community Fund?<br />

The fund is our way of supporting community events,<br />

initiatives and schools within <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> every<br />

year.<br />

The fund allows for the community of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

to have their say about which charitable organisations<br />

and school projects they want to see supported.<br />

The fund was launched back in 2015. Since then, the fund<br />

has grownwith over 170groups around <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

receiving ashare of$190,000 so far.<br />

One ofthe great things about nominating acommunity<br />

group or school project is thatyou don’t havetobedirectly<br />

involved with the group orinitiative to nominate them.<br />

So, ifyou know of adeserving charitable organisation<br />

or aschool project doing incredible things that you think<br />

MainPower should be supporting, then head to our<br />

website tofind out more and submit anomination.<br />

How has the fund been used inthe past?<br />

Over the past seven years, the fund has helped many<br />

organisationstocontinue doing their partinthe community<br />

by taking care of the small things, from powering a<br />

lawnmower for a local community group, through to<br />

helping build afence along aschool boundary to keep<br />

students safe.<br />

Here are afew of examples ofhow the community fund<br />

has helped your local community:<br />

Amberley Community Preschool<br />

The preschool used their share of the funding to make<br />

improvements towards the playground for the children.<br />

Takahanga Bowling Club<br />

TheKaikōura basedclubreceived funding to purchase soil<br />

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Rotherham Community Pool<br />

This funding was put towards purchasing replacement<br />

pool covers.<br />

The Kaiapoi Community Support<br />

Fundswere used to providecommunity meals for families<br />

in need.<br />

Oxford Search and Rescue<br />

Money fromthe communityfundwent towards purchasing<br />

anew battery bank and atough case for alinking radio<br />

repeater.<br />

Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust<br />

The Trust put their share of the funding towards<br />

rehabilitation services for people in the local community<br />

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Ashgrove School<br />

Wanting to create outdoor learning spaces, the school put<br />

their share towards sun-safe gazebos.<br />

Amberley Community Preschools updated playground.<br />

Meals on Wheels, Amberley<br />

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36 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Support for youth entering the job market<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

More jobs areavailable, but barriers<br />

remain for youngpeople seeking<br />

employment, say <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

educationleaders.<br />

Local employers are crying outfor<br />

staff,but the uncertaintyofCovid has<br />

changed theenvironment andeven<br />

made it worse forsomeyoung people,<br />

they said.<br />

‘‘Kids are picking up work and it’s<br />

notalwayswithin<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>,’’<br />

RangioraHigh School associate<br />

principal Paul Donnelly says.<br />

‘‘It’s certainlychangedfor many.<br />

‘‘Foryear13s it usedtobe‘do Igoto<br />

university or have an OE’ and now it’s<br />

changed to ‘I’m going to do this work’<br />

andthe big goal is some years off’.’’<br />

At the other endofthe scale, ComCol<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> manager Kate<br />

O’Connorsaidmanyyoungpeople<br />

were strugglingwithsocial anxiety,<br />

making it difficulttomakeany long<br />

term plans.<br />

Mr Donnelly saidthere was an<br />

‘‘elementofrisk’’ whenleavingschool<br />

andentering theworkforcewithout<br />

formal qualifications.<br />

‘‘Some young people areasking ‘if I<br />

make thisdecision will it determine<br />

therestofmylife,orisitashortterm<br />

thing’.’’<br />

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

Futurescareersexpo was established<br />

in 2019 to ‘‘provide abridge’’ foryoung<br />

people between schooland<br />

employment.<br />

Thedecisionwas made earlier this<br />

year to movethe expo onlinedue to<br />

Covid uncertainty.<br />

‘‘What spurredthis wholemovement<br />

waskids leavingschool post­16 (years)<br />

andstaying at homebecause they<br />

didn’t knowwhat they wantedtodo,’’<br />

Mr Donnellysaid.<br />

He said many young people‘‘lived in<br />

themoment’’ and lookingtoo farinto<br />

thefuture could be scary.<br />

‘‘They do liketodreamand have<br />

aspirations and that’s important to<br />

them andIthinkthat’scommon for all<br />

generations.’’<br />

Buttoday’syoungpeopleliveina<br />

changing world whereeducationwas<br />

strugglingtokeep pace, leaving many<br />

young people disconnected and<br />

parents /caregiversstruggling to keep<br />

up.<br />

Waimakariri District Council youth<br />

developmentfacilitatorEmilyBelton<br />

joinedforces withMinistryof<br />

Education principal advisorJoseph<br />

Houghton to develop an online<br />

resourcevia Facebookand Instagram,<br />

in the absenceofthe careers expo.<br />

They engagedwithsecondary school<br />

students in theWaimakariri and<br />

Hurunuidistricts to learn about their<br />

aspirations and what wouldbeuseful<br />

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38 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Historic event ... Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon, left, and the Rangiora­Ashley Community Board chair, Jim Gerard, planting<br />

one of two English Oaks in Rangiora’s Victoria Park last Saturday.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Oak trees commemorate QE II<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

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The planting wasdoneatPearson<br />

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boardchairs,Jim Gerard, at Rangiora,<br />

ShonaPowell, at Woodend, Jackie<br />

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Members of the Anzac Mounts<br />

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Woodend andKaiapoi.<br />

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The <strong>2022</strong> MainPower <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

SportsAwards on Friday,<strong>October</strong> 14 will<br />

be the first formal gala dinner event to be<br />

held at MainPower Stadium in<br />

Coldstream Road, Rangiora.<br />

Hostedbythe <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport<br />

and Recreation Trust, two courtswill be<br />

turnedinto asilver servicedinner venue<br />

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MasterofCeremonies for the glittering<br />

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New Zealand Olympicswimmer.<br />

The awardsfinally make an<br />

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athletes, coaches, administrators, clubs<br />

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to limited sporting opportunities during<br />

this time.<br />

Aside from the presentationofsports<br />

awards and MainPower Youth Sport<br />

Scholarships,whichwill take centre<br />

stage, there will also be aquestion and<br />

answer sessionwith All black Fletcher<br />

Newell and successful Commonwealth<br />

Games mountainbiker Ben Oliver, both<br />

from Rangiora HighSchool, who will<br />

discusstheir recentexperiencesand<br />

successes.<br />

Finalists are:<br />

Junior Sportsman: Walter Brown<br />

(basketball); Jacob Turner (mountain<br />

biking); Mathieu Rigter (gymnastics).<br />

Junior Sportswoman: Jessica Hendren<br />

(athletics);FreyaLodge Whitham<br />

(football); Ivy Brown (basketball);Ashlyn<br />

Rean(basketball).<br />

Sportsman:CampbellRoberts<br />

(Trampoline); Sam Bosworth (Rowing);<br />

FletcherNewell (Rugby).<br />

Sportswoman: Brittany Wang(hockey);<br />

Mary Goulding (basketball);Bronwyn<br />

Dibb (trampoline).<br />

Sports Team:ICE Gympsorts senior<br />

DMT team (trampolining); Ashley Rugby<br />

Colts; NC Basketball under 17 girls team.<br />

Sports Coach: Liam Connelly<br />

(basketball); NC senior rugbycoaches<br />

(rugby); George Robinson (basketball).<br />

Sports Administrator/official: Adam<br />

Keizer (football); Vicky Humphreys<br />

(trampolinegymnastics);Kim Cotton<br />

(cricket).<br />

Afestival of fun and challenges<br />

Frisbee Rugby, survivor hockey, 3x3<br />

basketball, Tchoukball and afood<br />

challenge were some of the activities<br />

facing students attending last weeks<br />

annual CASAFest in Rangiora.<br />

CASAFest is asporting and mental<br />

challenge styled tournament combining<br />

six area schools —Akaroa, Amuri,<br />

Oxford, Cheviot, Hurunui and Rangiora<br />

New Life on arotational hosting basis.<br />

Rangiora New Life School was host of<br />

the two day festival tournament this<br />

year, which involves much more than<br />

just sport.<br />

Principal Stephen Walters says the<br />

the <strong>Canterbury</strong> Area Schools<br />

Association tournament was held as a<br />

mini festival because of concerns over<br />

Covid­19 and billeting participants.<br />

“It was great to see it go ahead as we<br />

decided to cut it back to just 10<br />

participants from each school to help<br />

mitigate the Covid threat.<br />

Next year we are hoping to return to<br />

the larger format.”<br />

He says the tournament is for senior<br />

students in their last year at school and<br />

each year the hosting school introduces<br />

participants to different physical or<br />

mental activities.<br />

Some years have seen dance<br />

competitions, Quirky Cupcakes,<br />

debating and theatre sports mixed up<br />

with touch or basketball.<br />

Mr Walters says this year they had a<br />

cooking challenge, quiz shows, bowls<br />

and Tchoukball to challenge everyone.<br />

Tchoukball is an indoor team sport<br />

developed in the 1970s by Swiss biologist<br />

Hermann Brandt. It uses arebound net<br />

and ball.<br />

Mr Brandt was concerned about the<br />

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and as part of an educational study he<br />

Almost mine ... Jacob Tyrell, of Akaroa<br />

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ahead of Hurunui College’s Stacey Jack.<br />

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

wanted to create asport that reduced<br />

injuries, was not aggressive between<br />

players and enabled people of all<br />

shapes, sizes, genders, cultures, and<br />

backgrounds to play together.<br />

Fast paced ... Jon Smoothy of Oxford<br />

Area School tries to get the upper hand in<br />

the survivor hockey game.<br />

Going for it ... William Vere 18 ,ayear 13<br />

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survivor hockey game.<br />

Athlete withadisability: Tony<br />

Washington (Special Olympics sports);<br />

Zack Lappin(Paraathletics).<br />

Sportsevent: Hedgefest (BMXevent);<br />

BBNZ under 19 national tournament;<br />

Rakahuri Rage 2020.<br />

Club of the Year: <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Basketball; ICE Gymsports.<br />

Service to Sport: Peter Williams<br />

(cricket, rugby); Leigh Bolton (school<br />

sport); Peter Stevenson(surf life saving).<br />

MainPower Youth Sports Scholarship,<br />

in partnership with the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Sportand Recreation Trust:<br />

Jacob Turner(mountain biking); Millie­<br />

Jane McIlraith (shooting); Alys Scott<br />

(crossfit); Georgia Gold (netball);Jessica<br />

Hendren (athletics);Ivy Brown<br />

(basketball).<br />

SPORTS RESULTS<br />

Rangiora Golf Club<br />

Nine hole stableford /Hidden Partners:<br />

PeterVan Hout &Coleen White 37 c/b,<br />

Stephen Bell &CarolynRosling 37, Eric<br />

Pollock &Verety Johnson 36, Alan<br />

Macdonald &Rita Moore 35 c/b.Lucky<br />

Card:Women CatherineBoddy, Men:<br />

Dennis Brook.<br />

Club Championships: Clifford Boddy v<br />

TerryCourtney. WinnerClifford Boddy;<br />

Pat Glassey vPam Holland.Winner Pam<br />

Holland;Robert Madden vRalph Sinclair.<br />

Winner Robert Madden;Rita Moore v<br />

DianeSinclair. Winner Rita Moore.<br />

Waimakariri Gorge Women’s Golf<br />

Nett 18 Holes: IBeets­Huchshorn 67, K<br />

bush 67. ESteele68, FNimmo 70, N<br />

Weavers 71, LScott 71, JPottinger72, J<br />

Deans72, JDeans 72, SKing 72, SFarrar<br />

73, RLyton74, BThompson 74, MTeAwa<br />

74, JBlatch 74. Nine holes: RBeeny 34, J<br />

Smith38.<br />

RangioraBridge Club<br />

Pocock Pairs: <strong>North</strong>/South: Christine<br />

Sweeney/Janene Mussen 1, Judy Bruerton/<br />

JoyceGray 2, Helen Phillips/Veronica Hall<br />

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Culture and sport in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

PHOTOS BY JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Top choices ... Making her choices for daffodils to look at<br />

was Chris Bucknell of Tuahiwi, at the 89th annual Woodend<br />

Spring Flower Show on Saturday.<br />

Top colours ... Sherri Hirtzel left, and her daughter Julie<br />

Planner look over the cut flowers at the show.<br />

Top blooms ... Phyllis Sheppard is accompanied by her<br />

nephew Brendan Harris as they look over the top blooms on<br />

show.<br />

Heavy load ... Tiana Milner walks another<br />

round of the pack march circuit 24 hours into<br />

the Saints Fitness 45x4x48 challenge.<br />

Long march ... Amberley firefighter Logan<br />

Retallick walked the pack march sessions<br />

carrying gear weighing over 30kgs.<br />

Worm line ... 24 hours into the challenge,<br />

Erica Shipley takes part in aworm walk<br />

carrying 25kg weighted bags.<br />

Helping mum ... Kaius Harimate 7, helps<br />

mum Casey Harimate to complete another<br />

lap at the Saints Fitness 45x4x48 challenge.<br />

Chocolate dear ... Jen Wylie, aneo­natal intensive care<br />

nurse at Christchurch Women's hospital loads up NZ<br />

Corrections officer Dale Clark with extra chocolate as the<br />

pair prepare to start the Saints Fitness 45x4x48 challenge.<br />

Great show ... Rangiora Photographic Society member Sue<br />

Titmuss enjoys alaugh with Waimakariri District Council<br />

councillor Phil Redmond, while noted landscape<br />

photographer Andris Apse (right) looks at the work on show<br />

during the launch of the society’s biennial public show.<br />

Ilike this one ... Rachel Woodcock and her children Olivia<br />

11, and Ben 8, pick their favourites at the Magic of Light<br />

photographic exhibition held at The Brick Mill Waikuku.<br />

Lovely photos ... Anna Labedz (left) and Em Skipper look<br />

over the prints on offer.<br />

Plenty to see ... The large crowd of members and<br />

supporters watch the opening speeches at the launch of the<br />

Rangiora Photographic Society’s show.<br />

Lovely dumplings ... Li Hua San and her daughter Jai Jai<br />

Li produce dumplings at the Rangiora Library as part of New<br />

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piano. Front row: Bill Intemann, bass guitar; Hartley Ferrar, saxophone; Bevan Rogers, leader; Jeni Sanderson,<br />

guitar. Inset: Lynne James, singer.<br />

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Toot NCroon at Rga RSA<br />

Rangiora­based nine­piece band<br />

Toot NCroon will finallyget to play<br />

at the Rangiora RSA on Friday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 21.<br />

Theirprogramme will feature<br />

popular numbers from the 1960’s<br />

and 70s.<br />

The band is eager to get back on<br />

stagewith the gig they planned two<br />

yearsago. In between times, whenit<br />

seemed the climate was okay to<br />

perform, any reasonableluck<br />

desertedthe band,and they were<br />

forced to shelve theirprogramme<br />

several times.<br />

Formed in 2005 by DoctorBevan<br />

Rogers, Toot NCroon started its life<br />

focusing on the music of American<br />

jazz harmony band The Manhattan<br />

Transfer.The band played in<br />

Christchurch and Bevan was so<br />

taken by its harmonies, creating a<br />

group of his own became afocus.<br />

‘‘I absolutely loved them and they<br />

are stillmyfavourite group,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

‘‘I sent away for the music of their<br />

song Operator and sangitatthe<br />

doctors annual concert.<br />

‘‘I enjoyed it so much Iwanted to<br />

singthatsort of music morethan<br />

onceayear and formed my own<br />

group in Rangiora. Aftersome<br />

advertising around the district<br />

several candidates emerged, one<br />

beingLeslieAskins who is still<br />

singing with us today.’’<br />

Bevan also invited Doctor<br />

Hartley Ferrar on the saxophone,<br />

Bill Interman guitar and Jeni<br />

Sanderson bass guitar to join the<br />

band. These members alongwith<br />

Leslieremain today.<br />

The nameTootNCroon was<br />

chosenillustratingHartley on the<br />

sax and Bevan playing the flute<br />

doing the tooting whilethe singers<br />

provided the harmonies and doing<br />

the crooning.<br />

Their first public outing was at<br />

the <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> Musical<br />

Societies60th anniversary<br />

commemorating the end of World<br />

War 2atthe Rangiora Town Hall.<br />

The bandfocused on swing, then<br />

later turned to the 1950s, and is now<br />

looking at the 60s and 70s.<br />

All aboard the<br />

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A<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> winery<br />

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experience like no other.<br />

Georges Road Wines is<br />

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of its popular Les Terrasses<br />

Rosé onboard avintage<br />

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Starting at the Weka Pass<br />

railway stationinWaipara,<br />

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`The Les Terrasses Rosé<br />

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‘‘Our 2021vintage was<br />

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Canapés will be served at<br />

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journeythroughthe unique<br />

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Council dismayed at<br />

losing speed controls<br />

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By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Hurunui councillorshave expressed their<br />

dismay at moredecision­makinggoing to<br />

Wellington.<br />

The council reluctantly voted to revoke<br />

its speedlimits bylawatThursday’s<br />

(September 29) meeting.<br />

The decision followed the introduction<br />

of the new Setting of Speed Limits Rule<br />

<strong>2022</strong> by Transport Minister Michael Wood<br />

earlier this year.<br />

Chiefoperations officer DanHarris said<br />

the newrule meant the bylaw wasnow<br />

obsolete.<br />

The district’s speed limits were now<br />

recordedinthe National SpeedLimits<br />

Register.<br />

Councillorsexpressed concern this was<br />

another example of decision makingbeing<br />

transferred to Wellington.<br />

‘‘It’s anotherone of thosetop­down<br />

documents,’’ MayorMarie Black said.<br />

Mr Harris said the councilcould still<br />

consult withthe community on speed<br />

limits and make submissions to Waka<br />

Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency.<br />

The new rule required councils to use<br />

‘‘reasonable efforts’’toreduce speedlimits<br />

around all schools by December 31, 2027.<br />

Mr Harris said the expectation was a<br />

30kphspeed limit forurban schools and<br />

60kphfor rural schools.<br />

Cr Michael Ward said he did not<br />

understand the rational of having different<br />

speedlimits between urban and rural<br />

schools.<br />

‘‘Areour childrenworthless thanurban<br />

children?’’<br />

The interim targetwas 40 percent of<br />

schools havingthe speed limits in place by<br />

June 30 next year.<br />

Retiring councillor MichaelWard has<br />

been appointed as acommissioner to the<br />

district licensing committee.<br />

Councillorsmade the decisionat<br />

Thursday’s meeting.<br />

The council passed aresolution at its<br />

June meeting to retain the existing district<br />

licensingcommittee members until the<br />

2025 local governmentelections.<br />

But Cr Ward, thecommittee<br />

chairperson, had subsequentlydecided to<br />

retire from the council.<br />

In areport to the meeting, district<br />

licensingcommitteesecretary Kathryn<br />

O’Loughlinsaid appointingCrWard as a<br />

commissionerwould allow the committee<br />

to continue utilising his experience.<br />

The decision would be reviewed in 12<br />

months.<br />

The other committee members wereMrs<br />

Black, deputy chairperson, Cr Pauline<br />

Whiteand independent member David<br />

Kidd.<br />

Councillorsvoted to allow the Culverden<br />

Domain, Waikari Reserve, Hawarden<br />

Domainand AmberleyBeach<br />

campgrounds to debt fundupgradesto<br />

their facilities.<br />

Earlier thisyear the council was<br />

successful in obtainingfundingfrom the<br />

Government’s Tourism Infrastructure<br />

Fund (TIF) to improve campground<br />

facilities.<br />

The TIFcan be used to cover50percent<br />

of costs.<br />

The HurunuiRiver Mouth, Scargill<br />

Motunau Reserve and Balmoral Reserve<br />

campgrounds were able to fundtheir<br />

share of costs without taking on debt.<br />

Mr Harris said it was stilltobedecided<br />

whether the Motunau Beach Reserve<br />

campgroundwould take up the funding, as<br />

there were concerns for the amount of<br />

enhancements and costs appliedfor.<br />

Some concerns were raised at how the<br />

campgrounds would be able to pay off their<br />

loans,asnobusiness case was presented<br />

in the report.<br />

The risk of vandalism was another<br />

concern.<br />

But Mr Harrissaid the campgrounds all<br />

ran at asurplus.<br />

‘‘The campgrounds and the local<br />

communitycommittees have agreedtothe<br />

debt, so Ihave confidence in their<br />

knowledge of their finances and the<br />

support at their campgrounds.<br />

‘‘We could haveprovided more detailin<br />

the report, but it’s impossible for us to<br />

estimatehow muchextra business they<br />

will get.’’<br />

The councillors who supported the<br />

motionsaid their local community<br />

committees were going in ‘‘with their eyes<br />

open’’.<br />

Mr Harris said the council had<br />

partnered withKiwicamp, which was an<br />

established player in the camping<br />

industry, to get abetteroutcome for the<br />

campgrounds.<br />

Councillorsvoted at Thursday’s council<br />

meeting to recommend to the incoming<br />

council to move its meeting day from<br />

Thursday to Tuesday. Committees will also<br />

go to Tuesdays.<br />

Chiefexecutive HamishDobbiesaid the<br />

main reasonfor the changewas to<br />

accommodate regionaland national<br />

meetings held on Thursdays and Fridays,<br />

whichthe mayor and chief executive, in<br />

particular, were expected to attend.<br />

It also recommended thenew council<br />

establish three primarycommittees ­<br />

operations, strategy and community, and<br />

auditand risk.<br />

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Cultural inclusion ... Waimakariri District Council cultural inclusion community<br />

development facilitator Carolyn Boswell offers up delicious Chinese dumplings at the<br />

Rangiora Library to (from left) Jim Reed 11, Fleur Fechney 4and Jim’s mum Amy Reed.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Delicate dumplings<br />

on the library menu<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Cooking books became practical<br />

publicationsasthe smell of beefand<br />

onion dumplingsfrying gently on the<br />

grille,wafted throughthe book<br />

shelves at the RangioraLibrary last<br />

week.<br />

WaimakaririLibrariesstaff were<br />

on handtohelp whenasectionofthe<br />

library startedofferingtasty Chinese<br />

dumplings for readers to sample.<br />

It wasall part of theirNew Zealand<br />

Chinese LanguageWeek<br />

celebrations.<br />

Along with bilingualstoryreading<br />

for different agesgroups held<br />

throughoutthe week, oneofthe<br />

highlightswas apractical<br />

demonstration on theart of dumpling<br />

making and cooking attended by<br />

morethan35people.<br />

New Zealand Chinese Language<br />

WeekisanannualKiwi­driven<br />

initiative launchedin2014,designed<br />

to increase Chinese language<br />

learning in NewZealand.<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s<br />

community developmentfacilitator<br />

Carolyn Boswell says.<br />

‘‘It’sgreattosupport thisinitiative<br />

and to help increase awareness of<br />

Chinese languageand culture in our<br />

District. ‘‘Hopefully people willjoin<br />

in andcomealong to one of the<br />

activities or evenjust have agoat<br />

practisingsomeeveryday phrases.’’<br />

TheNZCLWseekstobridgethe<br />

cultural and linguistic knowledge<br />

gapbetween China andNew Zealand<br />

by deliveringfun and practical<br />

initiativesthat assist Kiwistolearn<br />

Chinese.<br />

Attendees were treated to samples<br />

of several different freshly madeand<br />

hotdumplings while they learned<br />

about thehistoryofthe humble<br />

dumpling which reportedly<br />

originatedover2000 years ago.<br />

Around200 BC,Zhang Zhongjing, a<br />

Chinese medicinepractitioner<br />

thought up thehot dumplings during<br />

adifficult winter.<br />

Manywereexperiencingill effects<br />

fromthe cold, so to help peoplewarm<br />

up,Zhongjing tookmutton, herbs,<br />

and chilliesand wrappedthem in<br />

dough, then steamedthem to bind<br />

everything togetherand keep them<br />

warm.<br />

These steaming, pillow­like treats<br />

helped peopleovercome the cold<br />

weather, while the herbs that<br />

Zhongjingput insideworked to<br />

improvebloodcirculation and<br />

prevent frostbite.<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

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Local Body Elections<br />

There’s still time to vote for your candidates for<br />

Mayor, Council and Community Boards.<br />

While the cut-off date for postal votes was Tuesday<br />

4<strong>October</strong> you can still hand in your voting papers to<br />

any of our Council Service Centres or Libraries.<br />

We’ve also got ballot boxes at Stadium<br />

Waimakariri, Ravenswood New World, and<br />

PAK'nSAVE Southbrook.<br />

Resurfacing Work on Revells Road<br />

Council contractors will be upgrading Revells Road<br />

between Lineside Road and Church Bush Road<br />

with new overlay from Monday 3<strong>October</strong>.<br />

While the work has been planned as part of our<br />

ongoing maintenance schedule, the recent flooding<br />

events have caused the road to deteriorate quickly<br />

so we’ve accelerated the work schedule. The<br />

work should be completed in six to eight weeks<br />

depending on weather conditions.<br />

This means that Revells Road will be closed and<br />

there will be detours in place via Pa Road and<br />

Bramleys Road. There will signage in place and<br />

road users are encouraged to use these diversion<br />

routes asthese are the safest options and will<br />

reduce pressure on the local road network.<br />

Share Your Ideas about New Playground<br />

We want to know what you think about Council’s<br />

concept plan for Woodlands Estate Playground<br />

in Woodend. Woodlands Estate Playground is<br />

located inWoodlands Estate, anew subdivision in<br />

Woodend, which will be home to over 180 homes<br />

when completed. The development backs onto the<br />

Pegasus golf club and is within close distance to<br />

the beach and other reserves.<br />

The dra concept plan for the reserve includes a<br />

playground and has afocus on play for all ages.<br />

The following play opportunities are proposed in<br />

the concept plan:<br />

• Witches tower, including two slides, stairs,<br />

climbing net and tower<br />

• Mushroom seats for imaginative play<br />

• Four-bay timber swing set, including one baby<br />

seat, one toddler seat and two standard swings<br />

• Mini ‘learn to ride’ loop track with road markings<br />

and signs<br />

• Open lawn area<br />

• Table tennis table for youth.<br />

The concept plan for the reserve also features<br />

non-play items such as an accessible toilet, water<br />

fountain, informal seating, picnic tables, pathways,<br />

and tree and shrub plantings.<br />

We welcome feedback from local residents on the<br />

reserve and playground to make sure we’re on the<br />

right track before the concept plan is finalised. Go<br />

to waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk and tell uswhat<br />

you think.<br />

About The Arts<br />

Strategy<br />

We are developing an Arts Strategy that will<br />

support, foster, encourage and empower the Arts<br />

sector in the District.<br />

We would really appreciate you taking the time<br />

to complete asurvey giving us your feedback and<br />

ideas that will help shape our way forward.<br />

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SUPERVISOR<br />

–PART TIME: 20HOURSPER WEEK<br />

Fixed Term: Immediate start–2June2023<br />

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We are looking for apart-time Supervisor who has a<br />

full-time passion for providing only the highest levels of<br />

customer service.<br />

The position is a supervisory level position, taking<br />

responsibility for the day-to-day running ofthe Mainpower<br />

Amberley Pool to NZRA Poolsafe Quality Management<br />

Scheme standards.<br />

Youmust have aresults driven approach and attitude,<br />

and relevant work experience with demonstrated ability of<br />

achieving results and making adifference tocustomers.<br />

Youwill have proven leadership skills and the ability to<br />

maintain the standards required by the organisation and<br />

legislativerequirements.<br />

Youwill preferably have acurrent PoolLifeguardPractising<br />

Certificateand Swim &Water Safety Teacherqualifications<br />

as wellasqualifications/experience in swimming poolwater<br />

qualityand chemical treatment/management(or the ability<br />

to undertaketrainingtoachieve these).<br />

For moreinformation, please contact<br />

Naomi Woodham, Customer Services Manager<br />

-naomi.woodham@hurunui.govt.nzorphone on<br />

029 770 9151.<br />

To apply for this job go to:https://hdcjobs.co.nz/Vacancies<br />

&enterref code: 6110711.<br />

Applications close Monday10<strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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Situations Vacant<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

CO-ORDINATOR NEEDED<br />

for Distribution of the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>y<br />

<strong>News</strong>!<br />

Readership numbers are at an all time high, so if you want to be part of a<br />

progressive and growing company…we want you!<br />

This is a part time position which also includes distribution of circulars, overseeing<br />

a distribution team, you will need a suitable van, mobile phone and computer with<br />

internet access.<br />

We pride ourselves on delivering<br />

the weekly news to local<br />

<strong>North</strong> Cantabrians!<br />

What are you<br />

waiting for,<br />

apply now!<br />

Contact Mark Kelly South Island Distribution Manager<br />

P: 029 983 2293 | E: mark.kelly@mainlanddistribution.co.nz<br />

The Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is amemberofNewZealand’si-SITE<br />

network and the official i-SITE for the Waimakariri District.<br />

We are looking for acasual i-SITE Travel Consultant.<br />

Our Travel Consultants are the first point of contact for visitors and local residents,<br />

providing information on attractions, transport, events and accommodation.<br />

Applicants should have astrong customer service background with the following skills,<br />

knowledge and attributes:<br />

• Local, regional, and national tourism knowledge<br />

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications<br />

• National Certificate in Tourism or Travel Level 3 or 4<br />

• Strong selling skills<br />

• A positive and enthusiastic attitude<br />

• A passion for the tourism industry<br />

• A confident communicator, both written and face to face<br />

• Experience with using third party booking platforms including Intercity,<br />

Interislander, Bluebridge, KiwiRail, iTICKET and Bookit would be an advantage<br />

• National Certificate in Tourism or Travel Level 3 or 4 (but not essential)<br />

Full training will be given. The i-SITE opens on aSaturdayforsummerhoursfrom1<br />

November until Easter (April). This role is for 4hrs on a weekday (we are flexible on<br />

which weekday), and every Saturday (sole charge) 10am – 2pm. A total of 8 hours per<br />

week until April.<br />

There is also potential to pick up other hours to cover staff<br />

illness and leave.<br />

The i-SITE is open Monday –Friday 8:30am –5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm in<br />

summer. Wehave afull time travel consultant currently working Monday to Friday.<br />

To apply for this role please email acover letter and CV to Miles Dalton on<br />

miles@enterprisenc.co.nz. Applications will only be accepted by email.<br />

Applications close: Friday, <strong>October</strong> 21 st at 5pm.<br />

Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust<br />

The Trust is seeking apart-time secretary/<br />

treasurer to assist with the administrative<br />

duties of the Trust. Hours are flexible (approx.<br />

30 hours per year) and require attending<br />

evening meetings 4-5 times per year.<br />

Please email your application to<br />

secretarykvlct@gmail.com<br />

before 7th <strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Enquiries to Julian Ball on 021 671 721<br />

2518466<br />

Entertainment<br />

AFTERNOON Dancing,<br />

starting Saturday <strong>October</strong><br />

15th, and each Saturday<br />

after, 1.30pm-4pm, at 50A<br />

Victoria Street, Rangiora.<br />

Come and dance to the<br />

music from 1950’s/60’s/<br />

70’s, Rock N Roll etc,<br />

afternoon tea provided $5<br />

per person, children 15yrs<br />

and under free. Enquiries<br />

ph Owen on 03 313 3537 or<br />

021 0823 8029.<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

$$$<br />

Amalgamated Scrap Metal<br />

Ltd. Specialists in farm<br />

machineryand farm clean<br />

ups, old vehicles etc.<br />

100% locally owned.<br />

Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

2312759<br />

For Sale<br />

SINGLE dog motel and<br />

orchard ladder. Phone after<br />

hours 03 261 2181.<br />

WE NEED YOU!<br />

Deliverers required<br />

forthe <strong>North</strong><br />

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

<strong>News</strong><br />

Tofind out more,<br />

contact:<br />

MarkKelly<br />

South Island Distribution Manager<br />

P: 029 983 2293<br />

E: mark.kelly@mainlanddistribution.co.nz<br />

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45<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Hospo Brothers Ltd has<br />

made application to the<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of an On Licence in respect<br />

of the premises situated at 14<br />

Southbrook Road, Rangiora<br />

known as The Brook Bar &<br />

Eatery.<br />

The general nature of<br />

the business conducted<br />

(or to be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Bar &Restaurant.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

under the licence are Sunday<br />

to Thursday 8am-11pm /<br />

Friday &Saturday 8am -1am<br />

the following day.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High 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 anotice in writing of the<br />

objection with the Secretary<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora<br />

or email to records@wmk.<br />

govt.nz.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made in<br />

relation to amatter other than<br />

amatter specified in section<br />

131 of the Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 201.<br />

This is the second publication<br />

of this notice. This notice<br />

was first published on 29 th<br />

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

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Ashburton Fanciers<br />

Society<br />

POULTRY AUCTION<br />

Sunday <strong>October</strong> 16,<br />

Sports Hall<br />

Tancred Street West<br />

Ashburton<br />

Viewing 11am<br />

Start 12.30pm<br />

Poultry, Bantams,<br />

Ducks,Cavies<br />

Something for<br />

every body.<br />

Big birds, little birds.<br />

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Rangiora Harness<br />

Racing Club<br />

Annual General<br />

Meeting<br />

Wed 26 th <strong>October</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong> at 7.30pm<br />

Members are invited to<br />

attend the Clubs AGM to<br />

be held in the Café Public<br />

Stand at the Racecourse<br />

on Wednesday 26 th<br />

<strong>October</strong> at 7.30pm.<br />

Business<br />

1Annual Report<br />

2Annual A/cs<br />

3Appointment of<br />

Officers and<br />

Committee<br />

ANotice of meeting,<br />

Annual Reportand<br />

Accounts will be<br />

forwarded to members.<br />

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46 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Golden Eagle Brewery<br />

Ltd has made application<br />

to the District Licensing<br />

Committee at Rangiora for<br />

the issue of aOn-Licence<br />

in respect of the premises<br />

situated at 184 Williams<br />

Street, Kaiapoi 7630<br />

known as Five Peaks Brew<br />

Co.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or<br />

to be conducted) under<br />

the licence is Tavern<br />

(Brewpub).<br />

The days on which and<br />

the hours during which<br />

alcohol is (or is intended<br />

to be) sold under the<br />

licence are Sunday to<br />

Thursday 8am - 11pm,<br />

Friday &Saturday 8am to<br />

1am.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora or email to<br />

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

No objection to the issue<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section 105 (1) of the Sale<br />

and Supply of Alcohol Act<br />

2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

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Terrible<br />

<br />

Debt<br />

<br />

<br />

a free and<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Kiwisaver<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

ANDSUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Leeanne Rose Jenkins has<br />

made application to the<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Rangiora for the issue of<br />

aOn-Licence in respect of<br />

the premises situated at 24<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Street, Ashley<br />

known as The Ashley Hotel.<br />

The general nature of<br />

the business conducted<br />

(or to be conducted) under<br />

the licence is Hotel.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

sold under the licence are<br />

Sunday to Thursday 8am-<br />

11pm / Friday & Saturday<br />

8am -1am the following day.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High 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<br />

15 working days after the<br />

date of the publication of this<br />

notice, file anotice in writing<br />

of the objection with the<br />

Secretary of the Waimakariri<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora or email to<br />

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

No objection to the issue<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than a matter specified in<br />

section 105 (1) of the Sale<br />

and Supply of Alcohol Act<br />

2012.<br />

Thisisthe secondpublication<br />

of this notice. This notice<br />

was first published on 29 th<br />

September,<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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teach<br />

manage<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

the Waimakariri<br />

or Hurunui<br />

District<br />

www.bsnc.org.nz<br />

<br />

other agencies<br />

<br />

Sharon Grant <br />

<br />

<br />

Find us on Facebook: (Budgeting Services <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>)<br />

Supported by: <br />

<br />

Registered Charity Number: CC10710<br />

2519470<br />

Public Notices<br />

Amberley<br />

Gun Club<br />

AGM<br />

Will be held at<br />

Clubrooms, 77 Racecourse Road<br />

Sunday 16 <strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

at Midday.<br />

2518781<br />

Oxford Rugby<br />

Club JAB<br />

AGM<br />

Thursday 27 th Oct, 6.30pm<br />

at the oxford clubrooms<br />

Expression ofinterest for JAB President,<br />

Club Captain, Secretary, Gear Custodian<br />

and general committee members.<br />

Expressions of interest for Coaches &<br />

Managers in grades u6 -u18 for 2023<br />

season. Forward interest to rugby.<br />

oxfordrfc@gmail.com by Wed 26 th Oct.<br />

Programme ofday:<br />

10.00 am Skeet<br />

12.00 am AGM<br />

1.00 pm 25 Tgt Single Rise<br />

25 Tgt Points Score<br />

10 Tgt Continental<br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

“The Key of knowledge...” (Luke 11:52)<br />

THE BIBLE HAS NOT CHANGED,<br />

WHY HAVE CHRISTIANS?<br />

The Bible states “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,<br />

and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,<br />

for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may<br />

be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” 2<br />

Timothy 3:16. Aperson professing to be adisciple of<br />

Christ, takes the Bible as his guide for everyday decisions.<br />

What has influenced man’s reasoning to accept changes<br />

to the hope of the outworking of prophecy ,removal of key<br />

passages and an erasure of moral principles? The Bible<br />

actually tells us these answers, we only have to seek for<br />

them. We have today to find the Bible hope for abetter<br />

world ruled in righteousness.<br />

All welcome -DVD presentation<br />

Sunday 9th <strong>October</strong>,7.00pm<br />

Blue Skies Conference Centre, Williams Street, Kaiapoi.<br />

Contact phone -03352 5453<br />

Have you alittle time to spare to do<br />

something really worthwhile to help<br />

those less able than ourselves?<br />

Then please consider becoming a<br />

VOLUNTEER for our organization.<br />

Horse knowledge not imperative as<br />

training is given and our horses are<br />

very quiet and gentle<br />

Volunteering is extremely rewarding,<br />

not onerous, we have alot of fun<br />

and you will be working alongside<br />

an amazing group of volunteers<br />

and wonderful riders.<br />

If interested please contact our<br />

Volunteer Co-ordinator –<br />

Elspeth Gray on (03 )313 4041 or<br />

021 298 3224<br />

252<strong>06</strong>42<br />

2520524<br />

Due to unforeseen work commitments<br />

requiring me to now be out of New Zealand for<br />

significant periods of time, Ifeel that Iwould<br />

no longer have the capacity to carry out the<br />

duties of the position of South Ward Councillor<br />

if Iwere to be elected.<br />

Given this, Iask that you please do not vote<br />

for me.<br />

Yours faithfully,<br />

Jonathan Kruse<br />

Authorised by Jonathan Kruse jkftremote@gmail.com<br />

★★★<br />

TOOT’N’CROON play at the<br />

Rangiora RSA, Friday 21st<br />

<strong>October</strong>. Toot ’n’ Croon, a<br />

local 9 member band, are<br />

delighted to be entertaining<br />

again for the first time in<br />

nearly 2years. We will sing<br />

aselection of bouncy songs<br />

from the great era of popular<br />

music the 1950s,1960’s<br />

and 1970’s with all the harmonies.<br />

Bring your friends<br />

and dance the night away,<br />

sing along and enjoy an<br />

evening of happy nostalgia.<br />

You will find us at the Rangiora<br />

RSA, 28 Victoria St, on<br />

Friday 21st <strong>October</strong>, starting<br />

at 7.45pm, entry $10 cash<br />

at the door.<br />

Educational<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary up to<br />

NCEA level 3. In centre<br />

(Rangiora) or interactive<br />

online from your home.<br />

Each student on an individually<br />

tailored programme.<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora has<br />

been serving the local community<br />

for 30 +years. Give<br />

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

book your free assessment<br />

online https://www.<br />

kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora.<br />

Business For Sale<br />

DUE to retirement I am<br />

offering a Green Acres<br />

franchise lawn and garden<br />

round for sale. Covers Waimakariri<br />

and Christchurch<br />

area. Ph Paul 027 233 1962.<br />

To Let<br />

HOUSE to let in Amberley,<br />

3 bdrms, 2 living, 2<br />

baths, dble gge, 2 hps.<br />

Phone 027 348 6267.<br />

LARGE 3bdrm house,<br />

dble glazed, dble garaging<br />

internal access, located in<br />

West Belt, Rangiora on<br />

fully fenced, private section,<br />

available long term<br />

rental (no dogs) from<br />

November, $490pw. Call<br />

027 227 2201.<br />

Wanted To Rent<br />

MATURE woman seeks<br />

2-3bdrm, well kept home<br />

within the Waimak area,<br />

excellent references. Phone<br />

020 420 2712.<br />

Pets<br />

BICHON HOMESTAY<br />

for smaller dogs. We look<br />

after your dog in our home.<br />

"No kennels". Phone today<br />

03 314 6110.<br />

Livestock<br />

EWE WITH LAMBS at<br />

foot. Mixed breed. Approx<br />

2weeks old. 021 861 732.<br />

HOME KILL<br />

MEAT PROCESSING<br />

MEAT2U.NZ<br />

313 0022<br />

2466978<br />

Gardening<br />

A+ GARDEN hedges cut<br />

to perfection. Tree &arbor<br />

work. For a quote, phone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

Trade&Services<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

arbour work, pruning, tree<br />

removal. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

ARBORIST qualified.<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEPS.<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

Accumulation of soot seriously<br />

affects performance.<br />

Latest rotary brush technology.<br />

Free moisture check<br />

on wood. Safety inspection.<br />

All work insured and guaranteed.<br />

From $80 single<br />

story. 0800 SWEEPME or<br />

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

2514905<br />

SEFTON PUBLIC<br />

HALL SOCIETY INC<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

to be held at the Hall<br />

Wednesday, 19 th <strong>October</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong> at 7.30 p.m.<br />

All welcome 2520490<br />

Religious Notices<br />

HIS Presence Church<br />

invites you to our Sunday<br />

service, 10am, all welcome,<br />

Pipe Band Hall, 8a Ashley<br />

Street, Rangiora. Phone<br />

022 494 5540.<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<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 313 7216<br />

2412522<br />

Motorcycles<br />

MOTORCYCLE wof,<br />

service &repairs at South<br />

Pacific Motorcycle<br />

Services, Mandeville.<br />

Please phone 03 312 0<strong>06</strong>6<br />

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

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restoration,<br />

mouldy silcone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

www.theprogroup.co.nz/dpc9385.<br />

GARDENING, raised gardens,<br />

30yrs exp. Please<br />

phone 022 189 8294.<br />

Log Fires<br />

Pellet Fires<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

Sales<br />

Service<br />

Installations<br />

Free Quotes<br />

03 343 1651<br />

472 Blenheim Rd<br />

www.heatstore.co.nz<br />

HOMEKILL & Wild<br />

Game meat processing. Ph<br />

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

INTERIOR PLASTERER<br />

matching & patching, no<br />

job to small, 30 yrs exp. Ph<br />

022 189 8294.<br />

LAWN MAINTENANCE,<br />

mowing, weed spraying,<br />

fertilizing, scarifier. Phone<br />

Hamish 027 349 7986.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER & Decorator.<br />

25 + years experience.<br />

Interior /exterior, roofs &<br />

waterblasting. For a free<br />

quote, please ph Steve 03<br />

314 4620 or 027 477 1930.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

KITCHEN, bathroom,<br />

renovations, decking,<br />

pergolas, fencing. Honest<br />

reliable licenced builders.<br />

Ph Don 027 727 9162.<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Plastering &Painting<br />

Services<br />

Locals with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2502479<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Reg Tradesman<br />

Interior,exterior.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Painters<br />

specialising in decorating for<br />

over 65 at adiscount rate.<br />

Free quotes.<br />

Covering Nth Canty,Oxford,<br />

Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley.<br />

Rob 03 327 7899<br />

or 027 432 3520 2227597<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 />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Phone<br />

021-267-4025.<br />

2362002<br />

027 216 0000<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2225862<br />

CRAIGS Trees<br />

(03) 327-4190<br />

TREE REMOVALS<br />

THINNING &PRUNING<br />

STUMPGRINDING<br />

FELLING &TOPPING<br />

FULLYINSURED<br />

QUALIFIED ARBORIST<br />

Free Quotes<br />

027 2299 454<br />

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

25 Years Experience<br />

privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

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

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

2434390


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

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

Automotive &Recovery<br />

Butchery<br />

Carpentry<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

2070788<br />

• WOF Cars &Trailers<br />

• Vehicle Servicing &<br />

Repairs<br />

• Tyres &Punctures<br />

• Jump Starts<br />

•<br />

Towing &Salvage<br />

• Courtesy Car Available<br />

Ph Aaron Rowlands<br />

0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

Eftpos available Mon –Fri 8am –5pm, Sat 9am –1pm<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane and Leanne Frahm<br />

We cankill&process yourstock<br />

FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Number one<br />

old-fashioned bacon<br />

&ham curing.<br />

A/H 312 4709<br />

WE ARE OPEN, WEARE AESSENTIAL SERVICE<br />

2227889v2<br />

2475070v2<br />

Quality Workmanship •Friendly Service<br />

New Builds, Renovations, Alterations, Decks, Pergolas,<br />

JoineryInstallation (incl. Windows), Roofing<br />

Ph: 027 390 3307 Email: jakec478@gmail.com<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

•Driveways, patios &paths<br />

•Bridges and Culverts<br />

•Floors, foundations<br />

•Sheds and buildings<br />

•Dairy Sheds, Herd homes<br />

•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

Contractor<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Ear Health<br />

Electrician<br />

SPECIALISING IN<br />

•Earthworks<br />

•Subdivisions<br />

2269236<br />

•Driveways<br />

•Excavation<br />

•Horse Arenas<br />

Ronnie 027 434 4271 |Ryan 027 323 4000<br />

Engineering<br />

For your Engineering needs<br />

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

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

toppeng@xtra.co.nz<br />

Lawn Care<br />

Love your lawn? Youwill!<br />

Lawn mowing -complete lawn care<br />

2500209v3<br />

Cost effective lawn care; fine home and business<br />

lawns; sports turf. Mowing (reel and rotary),<br />

edging, fertilising, weed elimination, soil<br />

improvement, de-thatching, core aeration.<br />

Ph or email David 021 0241 7759<br />

E: davidwhiteturfcare@gmail.com<br />

204 Woodside Road, RD1 Oxford<br />

Pool Care<br />

PREPARE FORSWIM SEASON<br />

Year-roundPoolwerxChristchurch areheretoassist youwith:<br />

•Regular, casual or on-demandpool and spa valet servicing<br />

•Heating optionsincluding thermalcoversand heatpumps<br />

•Pool and spa chemicals and equipment<br />

•Green Pool clean-ups<br />

•Water tests<br />

•Roboticcleaner salesand servicing<br />

2502828<br />

2498051v2<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian<br />

Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

*RELINE * *REPAIRS<br />

* I S<br />

2495004<br />

HOURS<br />

8.30am -12noon<br />

- Monday to Friday<br />

FREE E CONSULTATION O<br />

AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

For a/h repairs<br />

phone (03) 310-3044<br />

Mobile Welding /Fabrication<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 0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

AMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS<br />

AND BE THE NAME THEY<br />

REMEMBER FIRST<br />

Advertise your trade or service in our<br />

Trusted Trades &Professional Services<br />

Phone Amanda today and get your<br />

business noticed 03 313 2840 or email<br />

amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz<br />

1902273<br />

• Ear Health checks.<br />

• Wax removal using Microsuction<br />

• Removal of foreign bodies<br />

• Basic hearing aid care<br />

• ACC provider<br />

• WarVeteran provider<br />

• No medical referral<br />

required<br />

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi<br />

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.<br />

Bookings: Online www.earcare.nz |Phone 020 4124 25 25<br />

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

2324849<br />

•Broken Window Repairs<br />

•Shop Front Windows<br />

•Retro-fit Double Glazing<br />

•Frameless Glass<br />

Showers<br />

•Cat &Dog Doors<br />

Including Microchip Pet<br />

Doors<br />

•Custom made Painted<br />

Splashbacks<br />

•Glass Balustrades<br />

2501220<br />

Glass<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY GLASS<br />

Your Preferred Choice of Glazier<br />

For All Things Residential,<br />

Commercial and Auto<br />

NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP<br />

•Mirrors Cut To Size<br />

•Picture Frame Glass<br />

•Ranch Slider Repairs<br />

•Window Handles<br />

•Security Stays<br />

•Security Screens &<br />

Doors<br />

•Window Films<br />

•Laminated Safety Glass<br />

•Toughened Safety Glass<br />

•And much more<br />

10 Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

03 313 5335<br />

www.northcanterburyglass.co.nz<br />

Seamless Spouting<br />

Seamless Spouting<br />

Supply and Install<br />

of Seamless Gutters<br />

10 year no leaks<br />

guarantee<br />

• Continuous spouting made on site,<br />

large colour range available<br />

• High grade and thicker material used<br />

• Repair or replace any type of gutter<br />

• Undertake all insurance work<br />

• Independently owned and operated<br />

• Competitive pricing<br />

Servicing <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Districts<br />

Call Marvin 027 371 4179<br />

spouting2u@gmail.com<br />

2481421<br />

p 03 313 7144 | m 027 432 1534<br />

e info@rgrantelectrcial.com<br />

• New Houses • Heatpumps • Alterations<br />

• TV &Data • Security &Alarms • Lighting<br />

• Residential &Commercial Maintenance<br />

• Test &Tagging • Audio &Home Theatre<br />

• Inspections &much more<br />

www.rgrantelectrical.co.nz<br />

2502205<br />

Landscaping<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 />

Plumbing<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65 years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

Aaron McCartney<br />

Certifying Plumber<br />

Cell 027 366 9091<br />

A/H 03 310 2137<br />

Free Call:<br />

0508 44EVER<br />

EMAIL:<br />

plumber_27@yahoo.com<br />

2172994<br />

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HERE<br />

Advertise<br />

your business<br />

in our Trades<br />

and Services<br />

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