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Thursday,<strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>,<strong>2022</strong> | Issue1017 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Horse power turning furrows and heads<br />

Team work ... John and Sharon Chynoweth of Woodbine Farm, Oxford, and Clydesdales Blue and Flash, all work as one during the Oxford Working Men's Club (Vintage section) annual<br />

ploughing match on Saturday. Story and more photos pages 28, 30.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Kaikoura shows the way with huge voter engagement<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Kaikōura has bucked the nationaltrend<br />

with a62percentvoter turnout.<br />

Voter returns in Waimakariri and<br />

Hurunui also exceededexpectations<br />

with 44.39%and 43.38% respectivelyin<br />

Saturday’s localgovernment elections.<br />

The results exceededthe national<br />

average of 40%,with specialvotesstill<br />

to be counted.<br />

It was also the highest return for<br />

Kaikōura in recent elections, beating<br />

61.37% in 2019.<br />

Chief executive Will Doughty said<br />

there was agood field of candidates and<br />

somehealthycompetition.<br />

‘‘I think alot of it comes down to<br />

getting communicationsout and<br />

reachingpeoplebyall means possible.<br />

‘‘It is atestament that people are<br />

engaged with what peopleare doing<br />

aroundcouncil, and want to havea<br />

say.’’<br />

He said there were questions around<br />

how to engage peopleinlocal<br />

government, and how to attractmore<br />

diversityand differentdemographics.<br />

Electronic voting should be<br />

considered for future elections, he said.<br />

Engaging younger people was an<br />

issue,even in Kaikōura.<br />

‘‘I don’t think it is an easy thing. We<br />

had afew people who were interested,<br />

but said it would not be possible (to<br />

stand) because of their work<br />

commitments.<br />

‘‘The requirements have grown<br />

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Ashley River water quality campaigner<br />

Graeme Rupene says he is pleased<br />

recent testing has proved his fears over<br />

the state of the river’s health, but would<br />

now like to know where the matter is<br />

coming from.<br />

Following Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

(ECan) testing the water around Mr<br />

Rupene’s campsite at the river mouth,<br />

and along the river side, results show<br />

high levels of E.coli from the substance<br />

taken off his whitebait nets two weeks<br />

ago.<br />

ECan zone delivery lead –Kaikoura/<br />

Hurunui­Waiau Marco Cataloni, says<br />

further testing was carried out last<br />

Friday by ECan Incident Response staff.<br />

‘‘They met Mr Rupene on site to<br />

collect more samples off the netting.<br />

This testing will now be more specific as<br />

we will ask the lab to identify the source<br />

of E.coli.’’<br />

This will include analysis of the tests<br />

covering human, avian and ruminants.<br />

“This carries asignificantly higher<br />

cost, so makes sense to run this test once<br />

we have established elevated E.coli<br />

levels.”<br />

Mr Cataloni says all this new testing is<br />

awaiting analysis but says it is important<br />

to note the highest levels of E.coli were<br />

found on the solid matter on the netting.<br />

‘‘The water tested in the main braids<br />

of the Ashley were well below health<br />

concern figures, which is good.<br />

‘‘There is awebsite (LAWA) which<br />

displays water testing results for rivers<br />

and beaches. ECan test weekly at<br />

designated locations over summer,’’ Mr<br />

Cataloni says.<br />

Future sample results will determine<br />

what action ECan will take once the<br />

source is identified.<br />

Mr Rupene says since the article first<br />

appeared in the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong><br />

he has been fielding calls from many<br />

concerned river users in the district.<br />

NC Mayors remain in the job<br />

From Page 1<br />

Craig Mackle wasreturned as Kaikōura<br />

mayorwith more than two­thirds of the<br />

vote.<br />

Therewill be two changesaround the<br />

council table, with former mayor Kevin<br />

Heaysand former deputy mayor John<br />

Diver winning seats.<br />

DeputyMayor Julie Howden and<br />

fellow sittingcouncillors Vicki Gulleford,<br />

Tony Blunt,Robby Roche andLisa Bond<br />

were re­elected.<br />

In Waimakariri, Dan Gordonwon a<br />

second mayoral term after receiving87%<br />

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The voterturnout of 44.39% was just 2%<br />

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Fears confirmed ... Graeme Rupene is now waiting for tests to identify what is causing<br />

the E.coli in the water at the Ashley/Rakahuri River mouth.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

‘‘Many people have called me so I’ve<br />

started to arrange meetings as there are<br />

higher than the2016 and 20<strong>13</strong> elections.<br />

‘‘Wewould always like to see ahigher<br />

turnout,because local democracyis<br />

important, but44% is agood result,’’ Mr<br />

Gordonsaid.<br />

‘‘Anything thatcan be done to<br />

encourage higherturnoutsshouldbe<br />

looked at.’’<br />

He suggestedgiving voters achoice of<br />

postal andelectronic voting.<br />

Mr Gordon willwelcome three new<br />

councillors,Tim Fulton, Jason<br />

Goldsworthy andBrentCairns.<br />

Deputy Mayor Neville Atkinson and<br />

fellow sitting councillors Niki Mealings,<br />

Robbie Brine,Paul Williams, Joan Ward,<br />

Al Blackie and Philip Redmondhave<br />

been re­elected.<br />

2466181<br />

quite afew concerned people out<br />

there.’’<br />

Voterturnout in the Hurunui district<br />

was well downonthe 57.18% in 2019,<br />

when there was amayoral contest.<br />

Butthe return of 43.38% was higher<br />

thanthe 2016 and20<strong>13</strong> elections.<br />

Mayor MarieBlack, who was elected<br />

unopposed, willbejoined by new<br />

councillors Vanessa McPherson, Tom<br />

Davies and David Hislop.<br />

Former mayorGary Jackson also won a<br />

seatand will be joined by returning<br />

councillors Robbie Bruerton, Pauline<br />

White,Karen Armstrong, Ross Barnes,<br />

Fiona Harrisand DeputyMayor Vincent<br />

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On an island tour with aweka<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Two former <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>school<br />

friends have teameduptoproduce abook<br />

that takes readers on ajourney around the<br />

Chatham Islands, introducing its<br />

endangered and endemicbird life.<br />

One Weka Went Walking,byKate Preece<br />

and illustrated by PippaEnsor,who both<br />

attended Fernside School, followsa<br />

weka’sadventures as he sets out to explore<br />

his island home.<br />

On his journey the weka interactswith<br />

other birds, most of which are endangered<br />

and only found on the Chatham Islands.<br />

Kate says her book,which has rhyming<br />

text and dialogue, is abook for children<br />

aged fivetoeight years, but adults will<br />

want to read it too and add the multifaceted<br />

bookwith its fact bites, to their<br />

libraries.<br />

It wasinspired during atriptotovisit<br />

familyonthe Chatham Islandswith her<br />

husband Hayden,aMoriori.<br />

‘‘I got caught up in the weka and its<br />

curious nature,’’ Kate says.<br />

On each double pagespread the weka<br />

meets another bird­atui,black robin, the<br />

Forbes’ parakeet, the Pitt Island and<br />

Chatham Island shags,oyster catchers,<br />

mollymawk and snipe,along with shining<br />

cuckoos, and the ChathamIsland tomtit<br />

and petrel.<br />

Each is beautifully illustrated by Pippa.<br />

At the end of each page there is an<br />

interesting fact caption such as: ‘‘In1905,<br />

12 buff weka were released on the<br />

Chatham Islands. Today there are tensof<br />

thousandsliving there.’’<br />

The first draft of Kate’sbook was in 2014,<br />

but it was not until the summerof2020 she<br />

pickeditup again anddecided to have ‘‘a<br />

crack’’ at getting it published.<br />

Bateman gaveher athumbsup<br />

overnight, and the bookhas just recently<br />

begun to appear on the shelves of book<br />

shops.<br />

‘‘I havebeen writing children’s books<br />

since my babieswere born,and since Iwas<br />

achildatthe Christchurch School for<br />

Young Writers,’’saysKate.<br />

‘‘There is afew on the familybook<br />

shelves, but thisisthe first one out in the<br />

world.’’<br />

Feathery friend ... Kate Preece and Pippa Ensor bring the bird life on the Chatham Islands,<br />

through the eyes of aweka.<br />

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‘‘Itwas so muchfun,’’ Katesays,despite<br />

it feeling weird she is on the other side of<br />

the publishing world, with no controlor<br />

input into what is happening in that<br />

sphere.<br />

Katestudied journalism at <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

and Massey universities.<br />

Her first opportunity came under the<br />

mentorshipofthe lateJon Gadsby.<br />

It was the beginning of a14­year stint in<br />

the magazine industry thatculminated in<br />

being Group Editor for Allied Press<br />

Magazines.<br />

Over the years, she has held various<br />

roles,including Editor for Kiwi Gardener,<br />

Kiwi GardenerQuarterly, Kiwi Gardener<br />

Journal and Style magazines.<br />

It is the firstbook for talented, Rangiorabased<br />

illustrator,Pippa Ensor.<br />

She studied architectureatVictoria<br />

University in Wellington, but has always<br />

drawn whenevershe could.<br />

Pegasus hosts national radio sailing champs<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Tacking and luffingtakes skill and courage<br />

at the America’s Cuplevel of competitive<br />

yachting, but it’s no lesscompetitive when<br />

the yachtsare only one metre long and the<br />

skipperisondry land.<br />

This weekend thePegasus RadioSailing<br />

Club are hosting the three­day­long<br />

nationalradiocontrol sailing<br />

championship. Starting thisFriday, 36<br />

nationaland international radio control<br />

(RC) skippers willbelininguptodobattle<br />

on avariety of courses laid out on Pegasus<br />

Lake at Pegasus.<br />

Club member Lindsay MacDougallsays<br />

the competitors, including acouple of<br />

Australians, willall be sailing the<br />

international standardone metreRC<br />

yachts.<br />

‘‘They are all the same lengthand same<br />

weight,soitall come down to the skill of<br />

the operator as to how they readthe wind<br />

and the competition,’’hesaid.<br />

Each race only lasts for six minutes but<br />

Mr MacDougall said the competition is<br />

fierce.<br />

Club commodore Paul Johnson saysthe<br />

skippers handling the trickyboats can get<br />

very competitive.<br />

‘‘It’s very intensive, the skippers are all<br />

standing there shouldertoshoulder vying<br />

for thebest position in the short heat<br />

races,’’ he says.<br />

Each racehas three heats. Racingstarts<br />

at 10.30ameach and runs to mid afternoon<br />

depending on the wind. PegasusLake is<br />

ratedasone of the best in the southern<br />

hemispheretorace on, Mr Johnson says.<br />

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White heron may have been shot<br />

The person responsible for the death of<br />

acritically endangered white heron/<br />

kōtuku could face atwo­year jail term, a<br />

$100,000 fine or both under the Wildlife<br />

Act.<br />

The dead bird was found at Waikuku<br />

Beach, in the Tuhaitara Coastal Park,<br />

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general manager, Greg Byrnes.<br />

The cause of death has yet to be<br />

determined by aDepartment of<br />

Conservation ranger, but it is believed to<br />

have been killed by shotgun pellets.<br />

‘‘There are two entrance­exit wounds<br />

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‘‘This at best proves the recklessness<br />

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custodial sentence,’’ Mr Byrnes says.<br />

New water rules costly<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

New drinking water rules are creating a<br />

headache for council staff.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council<br />

approved additional funding at lastweek’s<br />

council meeting to allowstaff to conduct<br />

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supplies.<br />

This was in response to the new<br />

DrinkingWater QualityAssurance Rules,<br />

releasedbywaterauthority Taumata<br />

Arowai in May.<br />

Waterasset manager Colin Roxburgh<br />

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around $286,510 for the <strong>2022</strong>/23financial<br />

year,compared to the budgeted amountof<br />

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The new rules take effect on November<br />

14.<br />

‘‘Previously the focus was on E. coli,but<br />

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The new rules meant all watermust be<br />

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Dependingonthe watersource, testing<br />

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Mr Roxburgh estimatedthe cost of water<br />

testing for the 2023/24 financialyear would<br />

be around $350,000, which would be<br />

considered as part of the annual plan<br />

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He recommendedthe extra costs be<br />

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‘‘Unfortunately the bar has been raised<br />

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‘‘It is good thattherewill be more testing<br />

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There were thousands of bookson<br />

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Organiser of the fund­raiser,<br />

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‘‘It’sone of the biggest crowds I<br />

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‘‘It was quite an unbelievable<br />

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The annualfund­raiser for the<br />

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Mr Walker said Rangiora<br />

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of manyofthe novels offered.<br />

‘‘MostIstacked for people to<br />

buy at the sale on Friday,looked<br />

almostbrand new, they were<br />

possibly boughtand only read<br />

once,’’ she said.<br />

Fully loaded ... With his bag full,<br />

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Show grounds last week.<br />

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Council looks to<br />

social housing<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

The council hasarole to play<br />

in social housing,says<br />

WaimakaririMayor Dan<br />

Gordon.<br />

Mr Gordon saysheaims to<br />

makesupporting social<br />

housinginitiativesapriority<br />

forthe new council term.<br />

The council received a<br />

draft housingpolicy<br />

statement fromits housing<br />

workinggroupatits last<br />

meeting forthe 2019/22<br />

council term lastweek.<br />

The housingworking<br />

group will now consultwith<br />

NgāiTūāhuririhapū before<br />

bringing the draft statement<br />

backtothe new council for<br />

consideration.<br />

Mr Gordon saysheisaware<br />

of anumberofpeople who<br />

had been caughtout by the<br />

lackofaffordablerental<br />

housingand socialhousing<br />

in thedistrict.<br />

People werebeingforced<br />

intoincampinggrounds or<br />

had to seek social housing in<br />

Christchurchorfurther<br />

afield.<br />

‘‘It’spretty real and Iknow<br />

fromfirst handexperience<br />

it’sarealissue out here.<br />

‘‘I havepeople coming<br />

throughthe officewho are in<br />

thissituation,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘There’s also people who<br />

are long term renters who<br />

willnever be in apositionto<br />

buy ahouse.<br />

‘‘Asacouncil we havean<br />

opportunitytomakesure our<br />

community is supported,’’<br />

Mr Gordon says.<br />

He saysultimatelyitwould<br />

be up to the community to<br />

haveasay on how the<br />

council shouldrespond.<br />

Options mightinclude<br />

increasing the elder persons<br />

housingstock.<br />

The council has112 elder<br />

persons unitsinits property<br />

portfolio in Kaiapoi,<br />

Rangiora andOxford at<br />

present.<br />

The council could also<br />

partner with organisations<br />

suchasKainga Ora, Vision<br />

Westand theOtautahi<br />

Community Housing Trust.<br />

The Otautahi Community<br />

Housing Trust,which<br />

manages the Christchurch<br />

CityCouncil’s housing<br />

portfolio,has already<br />

approached the council<br />

about the possibility of<br />

settingupasistertrust to<br />

workwith other councils<br />

including Waimakariri.<br />

Mr Gordon is keento<br />

supportthe establishment of<br />

an Abbeyfield Houseto<br />

provide affordable,<br />

communal housingfor<br />

retirees, and exploring other<br />

models,and lookingfor<br />

potentialfunding partners<br />

suchascentral government<br />

agencies and theRata<br />

Foundation.<br />

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OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

End of the triennium,<br />

looking to the future<br />

By the time you read this the media will<br />

be exploding with interest with the<br />

results of the Local Body elections, up<br />

and down the country.<br />

It has been fascinating to watch the<br />

large Metro councils as they determine<br />

who will be leading the cities over the<br />

next three years.<br />

Before, we as adistrict look towards<br />

our future, Iwant to acknowledge the<br />

council of 2019­<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Ihave been immensely proud of this<br />

team of councillors who have been<br />

diligent in their commitment to the<br />

district that we serve.<br />

Together we have faced areal period<br />

of uncertainty with proposed<br />

government reform and the impact of<br />

Covid­19.<br />

Iwish to publicly thank Cr’s Nicky<br />

Anderson, Geoff Shier, Michael Ward<br />

and Mary Holloway who have chosen to<br />

retire at this time.<br />

Their commitment has been an<br />

inspiration to our council, and Ithank<br />

them and wish them well.<br />

Iamnow looking forward to building a<br />

new team beyond <strong>October</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong> —one<br />

which is equally committed and strong,<br />

to reflect the desires of our district at<br />

large.<br />

The turbulence of the past three years<br />

is unlikely to be smoothed over the<br />

foreseeable future, so we must keep<br />

focused on the future for Local<br />

Government and consider how we can be<br />

best positioned as adistrict.<br />

We as acountry are facing uncertainty<br />

with the rising cost of living, aheavy<br />

regulated environment and compliance<br />

going through the roof.<br />

These combined factors are placing a<br />

burden on our rural producers and<br />

businesses.<br />

But on abrighter note there is still<br />

much to be grateful for such as the<br />

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

promotion for the month of <strong>October</strong> The<br />

<strong>North</strong> Course which is afood and<br />

beverage challenge for local<br />

establishments to create their best<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> dish, matched with<br />

local beverage.<br />

This is afabulous opportunity to<br />

support our local Hurunui business who<br />

will showcase some local product.<br />

We are coming into abusy season on<br />

the activity calendar —The Hurunui<br />

Garden Festival, Amberley A&P show,<br />

Country Christmas Fete at Amberley<br />

House, and the Hanmer Springs Fete to<br />

mention only afew.<br />

Iwould encourage alook at<br />

info@visithurunui.co.nz. These<br />

activities are right on our doorstep and<br />

showcase Hurunui at its absolute best.<br />

Let’s participate and enjoy.<br />

Look after yourselves.<br />

Joanne Gumbrell<br />

Chair, Waimakariri Age-friendly<br />

Advisory Group<br />

Council must listen<br />

Congratulations to ournew council.<br />

The message to youfrom theAgefriendly<br />

Advisory Group is please<br />

listen to us.<br />

We makeup alarge proportion of<br />

the Waimakariri District’s<br />

population.<br />

In June last year residents over 50<br />

years of agehad exceeded 50<br />

percent of the district’s population.<br />

Predictions show that by 2048<br />

about 30% of Waimakariri residents<br />

willbeover65years of age.<br />

Waimakariri hasahuge number of<br />

people who volunteertheirtime and<br />

expertiseinavariety of ways.<br />

TheAge­friendly Advisory Group<br />

hasmembersfrom Presbyterian<br />

Support, Grey Power, U3A, IHC,<br />

Waimakariri Access Group,<br />

Migrants and Newcomers andother<br />

independent members.<br />

Transport is abigissue for older<br />

people.<br />

Weare greatly appreciativeofthe<br />

support provided by organisations<br />

such as St John, the Cancer Society,<br />

the Minibus Trust and theOxford<br />

Trust, but gaps remain.<br />

Free mini­buses, and more of them<br />

on more routes, would helptosolve<br />

thisproblem.<br />

Theremay be other solutions.<br />

Housing is anotherbig issue.<br />

Some people continue to live in<br />

their own home.<br />

The other optionsare limited.<br />

They include social housingbut<br />

there appears nottobeenough of<br />

them, with the result that some<br />

peopleare having to live in camping<br />

grounds.<br />

Socialisation is anothercritical<br />

issuefor older people.<br />

Thiscan occur in social housing<br />

and camping grounds.<br />

Accommodation thatprovides<br />

both accommodation, socialisation<br />

and health is awin­win.<br />

The Abbeyfield system of housing,<br />

as discussed at theinaugural AGMof<br />

Waimakariri Abbeyfield in August<br />

doesthis.<br />

We hope thatthenew Waimakariri<br />

District Council canfind some<br />

suitable landfor such aproject in<br />

our district.<br />

Pluses have to bethatan<br />

Abbeyfield House in the district<br />

wouldalsofree up other houses in<br />

theDistrict as well as provide social<br />

connection, and health.<br />

Soonwewill beaskingthe<br />

community to telluswhat they think<br />

needs to be done to make<br />

Waimakariri aplacewhere we older<br />

peoplecan stay connected, healthy,<br />

active andrespectedwhatever our<br />

age.<br />

We look to the new Council to<br />

remember thiswhenmaking<br />

decisions for theDistrict.<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

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Our Sunburnt Country, by Anika Molesworth<br />

Beautifully written andfull of hope, Our Sunburnt Country,showsthat there is a<br />

way to protect our land, our food and our future, and it is within our grasp.<br />

Before &Laughter,byJimmy Carr<br />

In his mid­twenties, Jimmywas bored, boring,unfulfilled and underachieving.He<br />

wasn't exactly depressed, buthewas very sad.<br />

Thinkofababyowl whose mum has recentlydied in awindmill accident. He was<br />

that sad.<br />

Come back to MonaVale,byAlexander McKinnon<br />

The storyunfolds like acrimeordetective tale, and alsodelves into the history<br />

of the <strong>Canterbury</strong> settlement, contrasting Christchurch’s public values,<br />

aspirations and beautywith its murkier private behaviour.<br />

And yet the story is told withagraceful touchand an eye for the vivid, comic and<br />

telling detail.<br />

Thesetitles areavailableinboth Waimakaririand Hurunui libraries.Find out<br />

more aboutrecent additionstothe library collection by goingtothe library<br />

catalogueatwaimakariri.kotui.org.nz or hurunui.kotui.org.nz or contact your<br />

locallibrary.<br />

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Times<br />

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Rise 6:39am<br />

Set 7:52pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

5:02am<br />

5:27pm<br />

Set 8:43am Rise 12:40am<br />

Set 9:21am<br />

Gentle Ebecoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

RANGIORA OCEAN WATCH<br />

Fair<br />

Rise 6:37am<br />

Set 7:53pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

Moderate SE<br />

Rise 6:35am<br />

Set 7:54pm<br />

Rise 2:34am<br />

Set 10:58am<br />

Moderate SWturning<br />

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Rise 6:34am<br />

Set 7:55pm<br />

Rise 3:18am<br />

Set 11:56am<br />

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Rise 6:32am<br />

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Rise 3:55am<br />

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

Waimakariri 8:00am 2.4 1:44am 0.5 8:49am 2.3 2:31am 0.5 9:37am 2.2 3:19am 0.6 10:25am 2.2 4:07am 0.7 11:<strong>13</strong>am 2.2 4:55am 0.7<br />

5:45am 0.8 12:30am 2.0 6:34am 0.8<br />

Mouth<br />

8:21pm 2.2 2:11pm 0.5 9:12pm 2.1 3:00pm 0.6 10:02pm 2.1 3:49pm 0.7 10:52pm 2.0 4:40pm 0.7 11:41pm 2.0 5:32pm 0.8 12:01pm 2.1 6:24pm 0.8 12:50pm 2.1 7:<strong>13</strong>pm 0.8<br />

Amberley 8:00am 2.4 1:44am 0.5 8:49am 2.3 2:31am 0.5 9:37am 2.2 3:19am 0.6 10:25am 2.2 4:07am 0.7 11:<strong>13</strong>am 2.2 4:55am 0.7<br />

5:45am 0.8 12:30am 2.0 6:34am 0.8<br />

Beach<br />

8:21pm 2.2 2:11pm 0.5 9:12pm 2.1 3:00pm 0.6 10:02pm 2.1 3:49pm 0.7 10:52pm 2.0 4:40pm 0.7 11:41pm 2.0 5:32pm 0.8 12:01pm 2.1 6:24pm 0.8 12:50pm 2.1 7:<strong>13</strong>pm 0.8<br />

8:09am 2.4 1:53am 0.5 8:58am 2.3 2:40am 0.5 9:46am 2.2 3:28am 0.6 10:34am 2.2 4:16am 0.7 11:22am 2.2 5:04am 0.7<br />

5:54am 0.8 12:39am 2.0 6:43am 0.8<br />

Motunau 8:30pm 2.2 2:20pm 0.5 9:21pm 2.1 3:09pm 0.6 10:11pm 2.1 3:58pm 0.7 11:01pm 2.0 4:49pm 0.7 11:50pm 2.0 5:41pm 0.8 12:10pm 2.1 6:33pm 0.8 12:59pm 2.1 7:22pm 0.8<br />

8:11am 2.4 1:55am 0.5 9:00am 2.3 2:42am 0.5 9:48am 2.2 3:30am 0.6 10:36am 2.2 4:18am 0.7 11:24am 2.2 5:06am 0.7<br />

5:56am 0.8 12:41am 2.0 6:45am 0.8<br />

Gore Bay 8:32pm 2.2 2:22pm 0.5 9:23pm 2.1 3:11pm 0.6 10:<strong>13</strong>pm 2.1 4:00pm 0.7 11:03pm 2.0 4:51pm 0.7 11:52pm 2.0 5:43pm 0.8 12:12pm 2.1 6:35pm 0.8 1:01pm 2.1 7:24pm 0.8<br />

8:08am 1.7 1:54am 0.3 8:57am 1.6 2:43am 0.3 9:45am 1.6 3:31am 0.3 10:34am 1.6 4:18am 0.4 11:22am 1.5 5:05am 0.4<br />

5:52am 0.4 12:38am 1.4 6:39am 0.4<br />

Kaikoura 8:34pm 1.5 2:23pm 0.3 9:25pm 1.5 3:14pm 0.3 10:15pm 1.4 4:05pm 0.3 11:03pm 1.4 4:55pm 0.4 11:51pm 1.4 5:45pm 0.4 12:10pm 1.5 6:33pm 0.4 12:58pm 1.5 7:19pm 0.4<br />

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

RANGIORA


Three Waters in sights<br />

By DAVID HILL.<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Dan Gordon is pledging to continuetofight<br />

for better Three Waters reform after<br />

winning asecondterm as Waimakariri<br />

Mayor.<br />

He has been re­electedwith 87 percent<br />

of the vote,defeating MilesStapylton­<br />

Smithinlast Saturday’s (<strong>October</strong>8)local<br />

government elections.<br />

RespondingtoGovernmentreforms, and<br />

particularly the proposed Three Waters<br />

reforms,are his prioritiesfor the new<br />

term.<br />

‘‘In thisterm, Iwill continuetopush for<br />

abetter outcomeonthis issuefor all our<br />

rate payersand residents.’’<br />

He is also watching the proposed<br />

Resource Management Actreformsand<br />

the review of localgovernment closely.<br />

Managing the growth of the district,<br />

traffic congestion in Southbrookand<br />

Woodend, climate change and keeping<br />

ratesrises down are other priorities.<br />

He also plans to make himself more<br />

accessible to residents, including running<br />

‘‘drop­in’’ sessionsfor residentstoexpress<br />

theirviews.<br />

Mr Gordon willbejoined by threenew<br />

councillors, with Jason Goldsworthy<br />

elected in the Rangiora­Ashleyward,<br />

BrentCairns in the Kaiapoi­Woodend<br />

ward and TimFulton in the Oxford­Ohoka<br />

ward.<br />

Mr Goldsworthy will be the youngest<br />

councilloraroundthe table, at 29.<br />

Sevensitting councillors,Deputy Mayor<br />

Neville Atkinson, NikiMealings, Joan<br />

Ward,Paul Williams, RobbieBrine, Philip<br />

Redmond and Al Blackie were re­elected.<br />

Kaiapoi­Woodendward councillor<br />

Sandra Stewartwas the only sitting<br />

councillortolose her seat.<br />

Ms Stewart served as acouncillor from<br />

2007­10 and has servedsince2016.<br />

She was re­elected to the Kaiapoi­<br />

Dan Gordon<br />

Tuahiwi Community Board.<br />

She says she willcontinuetofulfilher<br />

portfoliocommitmentsuntil the new<br />

council is sworn in and hopes to continue<br />

some of the environmental workshe<br />

‘‘pioneered’’.<br />

‘‘We will just see how it all pans out. It<br />

will be interesting timesall round with the<br />

government legislation.’’<br />

Mr Gordon is meeting with the<br />

councillors individuallythis week to<br />

discuss their interests beforedeciding on<br />

portfolios andcouncil appointments.<br />

No decision has been madeonthe<br />

appointment of adeputy mayor.Mr<br />

Gordonisalso working withcouncil staffto<br />

finalise arrangements for the induction of<br />

the new councillaterthis month.<br />

The voter return was44.39%,with 20,895<br />

votes cast,excludingspecialvotes.<br />

The OfficialResult Declarationwill be<br />

released by the Electoral Commission by<br />

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>.<br />

Waimakariri District Council Mayoral<br />

result:<br />

Dan Gordon 17,935.<br />

Miles Stapylton­Smith 2545.<br />

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Former Mayor returns<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Former Hurunui Mayor Gary Jackson is<br />

returning to the council table.<br />

Mr Jackson made alast minute<br />

decision to stand in the south ward when<br />

there were just two nominations for four<br />

positions, just days out from<br />

nominations closing.<br />

He won one of four seats in the<br />

Hurunui District Council’s south ward in<br />

Saturday’s (<strong>October</strong> 8) local government<br />

election.<br />

He was mayor from 2004 to 2010 before<br />

stepping down from the council.<br />

‘‘My wife passed away earlier this year<br />

and Iwas searching for what is my new<br />

life.<br />

‘‘My daughter said ‘you have apassion<br />

for the district’ and she thought it might<br />

give me asense of purpose.<br />

‘‘Mayor Marie Black has done agreat<br />

job given the pressure the council is<br />

under with Three Waters reform and I<br />

just want to be ateam player at the<br />

table.’’<br />

Mr Jackson said he hoped to<br />

reinvigorate Amberley’s growth during<br />

his time on the council.<br />

‘‘Kaiapoi and Rangiora have<br />

continued to make great steps forward,<br />

but we’ve lost alittle bit of ground.’’<br />

He looks set to be joined by new<br />

councillor Vanessa McPherson and<br />

sitting councillors Robbie Bruerton and<br />

Pauline White.<br />

Mrs McPherson said the new council<br />

team had ‘‘a good combination of skills<br />

and talents’’.<br />

She said she had along list of goals she<br />

wanted to achieve.<br />

‘‘Honestly it’s early days, but Ihave a<br />

pretty clear vision of how the community<br />

needs to grow on its own terms and it<br />

seems alot of people agree with that.’’<br />

She also believed local government<br />

elections needed to be ‘‘reinvigorated’’<br />

to encourage more people to vote.<br />

Deputy Mayor Vincent Daly and Fiona<br />

Harris also return in the east ward.<br />

New councillors Tom Davies and<br />

David Hislop were elected unopposed in<br />

the west ward, joining sitting councillors<br />

Karen Armstrong and Ross Barnes.<br />

Mayor Marie Black was also re­elected<br />

unopposed.<br />

Mrs Black said she was looking<br />

forward to ‘‘building astrong, cohesive<br />

council’’.<br />

She was due to meet with councillors<br />

individually this week to discuss their<br />

goals and aspirations, ahead of the<br />

council induction next Thursday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 20.<br />

‘‘I think it’s going to be agreat journey<br />

and we’re hoping for less Covid impact<br />

on our community over the next three<br />

years.’’<br />

Covid­19 was unheard of when Mrs<br />

Black was sworn in as mayor back in<br />

2019 and the government’s reform<br />

agenda was only in its ‘‘infancy’’.<br />

Three Waters and Resource<br />

Management Act reform and the future<br />

of local government loom as major<br />

issues over the next three years.<br />

The deputy mayor will be elected by<br />

the council and councillors will decide<br />

whether to adopt Tuesday as the council<br />

meeting day at the <strong>October</strong> 20 meeting.<br />

The voter return was 43.38%, being<br />

4046 votes, excluding special votes.<br />

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Mackle returned<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Craig Mackle scored adecisive win in<br />

Kaikōura’s local government elections<br />

on Saturday.<br />

Mr Mackle won asecond term as<br />

Kaikōura Mayor, winning more than<br />

two­thirds of the vote.<br />

He defeated former mayor Kevin<br />

Heays and athird candidate, Ted<br />

Howard.<br />

‘‘It’s agood result. The majority of the<br />

community is obviously happy with the<br />

path we are taking and anyone who has<br />

spoken to me seems to be really happy<br />

with the ways things are going,’’ Mr<br />

Mackle said.<br />

He said lowering the council’s debt<br />

and keeping rates rises down were<br />

success stories from the last three years.<br />

‘‘We’ve managed to keep our rates<br />

down while continuing to deliver what<br />

we promised, which is pretty good, given<br />

the environment we are in.’’<br />

Mr Mackle said he had along list of<br />

goals for the next council term.<br />

Top of the list will be starting work on<br />

the new Vicarage Views sub­division in<br />

partnership with developer Garry<br />

Robertson.<br />

Other targets will be completing the<br />

Link Pathway, implementing the new<br />

destination management plan and<br />

continuing to work with young people.<br />

The Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs was an<br />

initiative he was particularly proud of.<br />

‘‘I just like going to see them afew<br />

weeks after we’ve got them into an<br />

apprenticeship and seeing their faces<br />

and how different they are.<br />

‘‘I like seeing young people succeed.’’<br />

Mr Mackle will be joined around the<br />

council table by an experienced team,<br />

with Mr Heays and former deputy mayor<br />

John Diver returning as councillors.<br />

Sitting councillors Vicki Gulleford,<br />

Craig Mackle<br />

Deputy Mayor Julie Howden, Tony<br />

Blunt, Robby Roche and Lisa Bond have<br />

also been returned.<br />

Experienced councillor Neil<br />

Pablecheque was the only sitting<br />

councillor to lose his seat.<br />

The voter return was awhopping<br />

61.82%, being 1,844 votes, excluding<br />

special votes.<br />

The Official Result Declaration will be<br />

released by the Electoral Commission by<br />

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>.<br />

Kaikōura District Council Mayoral<br />

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Craig Mackle 1242.<br />

Kevin Heays 498.<br />

Ted Howard 79.<br />

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Cycle ways at Swannanoa, Loburn and<br />

linking Woodend with Pegasus and<br />

Kaiapoi will now be given top priority.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council<br />

adopted arevised walking and cycling<br />

network plan at last week’s council<br />

meeting.<br />

Students from Swannanoa and Loburn<br />

Schools gave deputations to Tuesday’s<br />

meeting, following presentations from<br />

the Woodend community last month.<br />

Eva Dingel and Rosie Tapp, from<br />

Swannanoa School, said acycle way was<br />

needed to give students asafe<br />

alternative to travelling to school by car.<br />

‘‘It is important to us to be<br />

independent and to have the ability to do<br />

things by ourselves,’’ Eva said.<br />

‘‘We have to rely on our parents to get<br />

around because there’s no safe<br />

alternative.’’<br />

Rosie said the cycle way needed to<br />

link the school with the Mandeville<br />

shops and the sports ground, ‘‘then it<br />

will have apurpose and adestination’’.<br />

Keva Woolford, of Loburn School, said<br />

acycle way linking the school on<br />

Hodgsons Road with Rangiora Leigh<br />

Holiday Park was about safety and<br />

reducing carbon footprints.<br />

‘‘Be the changemakers that give my<br />

generation the chance to save our<br />

world,’’ she challenged the councillors.<br />

Roading manager Joanne McBride<br />

said there was no confirmed timeframe<br />

for developing the cycle ways, as they<br />

were subject to funding.<br />

The council has made applications to<br />

the Government’s ‘‘Better Off’’ fund and<br />

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency’s ‘‘Climate Emergency Response<br />

Fund’’ for additional funding.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon said this result<br />

showed the benefit of pressing ahead<br />

with developing the walking and cycling<br />

network plan, despite missing out on<br />

Waka Kotahi funding last year.<br />

‘‘I acknowledge the work that has gone<br />

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when our funding wasn’t accepted from<br />

Waka Kotahi.<br />

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anyway and now new opportunities have<br />

opened up, so hopefully we can move<br />

ahead and get the funding we need.’’<br />

Cr Kirstyn Barnett hailed the result as<br />

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council to ensure adequate pathways<br />

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The council’s new Gambling Venue<br />

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<strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show<br />

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Day this Labour Day<br />

weekend after along<br />

absence.<br />

Covid­19 pandemic<br />

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held at the Rangiora A&P<br />

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<strong>October</strong> 21, and Saturday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 22. Friday is for<br />

equestrian events only with<br />

the full show day being held<br />

on Saturday.<br />

The show president,<br />

Graeme Green, of Fernside,<br />

says the enforced hiatus has<br />

been frustrating.<br />

However, the committee<br />

has been working hard to<br />

make this year’s show agreat<br />

one and they are really<br />

excited about all the events<br />

on the programme.<br />

‘‘We are hoping the public<br />

will come along and have a<br />

great day out,’’ Graeme says.<br />

‘‘Fingers crossed we get that<br />

public support.’’<br />

Some of Saturday’s many<br />

exciting events include<br />

working­dog trials which<br />

commence at 7.30am, awide<br />

range of equine events, pet<br />

Proud to<br />

be here<br />

Busy days ahead ... <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show president Graeme Green,<br />

with one of the donkeys he and his wife Sherryn breed at their<br />

Fernside property Flaxton Green.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEYTOPP<br />

lamb parades and other farm<br />

animal displays, national<br />

dancing, implements and<br />

machinery displays, plus the<br />

always popular terrier race<br />

and lolly scramble.<br />

There are also exciting allday<br />

events planned including<br />

the Freestyle Motocross New<br />

Zealand shows, starting at<br />

10am, woodchopping, sheep<br />

shearing, farmyard nursery,<br />

food, craft and trade stalls<br />

plus all the side shows and<br />

amusements for everyone to<br />

enjoy.<br />

Graeme has been on the<br />

show committee for 6or7<br />

years and became president<br />

in 2021, but he also had to<br />

stand in as president during<br />

2020. So it is effectively his<br />

third year as president and<br />

he is hoping it will be thirdtime<br />

lucky.<br />

He has lived on farms all<br />

his life, starting with sheep<br />

and cropping as akid and<br />

then on to aberry farm and<br />

market gardening.<br />

A&P shows have been abig<br />

part of his life.<br />

‘‘We always went to the<br />

Kirwee show as we lived in<br />

Hororata,’’ he says.<br />

More recently, during the<br />

last 20 years, Graeme and his<br />

wife Sherryn have attended<br />

‘‘most shows in <strong>Canterbury</strong>’’,<br />

showing the donkeys they<br />

breed at their Fernside<br />

property, Flaxton Green.<br />

They have lived at<br />

Fernside for 18 years and<br />

previously farmed on a<br />

property at Flaxton. The<br />

couple have two adult<br />

daughters who also attend<br />

some of the shows with them<br />

``mostly Rangiora, Oxford<br />

and Christchurch as we have<br />

taken two floats and 6<br />

animals to those shows.’’<br />

It has been abusy time<br />

leading up to the <strong>North</strong>ern<br />

A&P Show but the actual<br />

show days will be even busier<br />

for Graeme and Sherryn as<br />

they will have eight donkeys<br />

at the show including two in<br />

the Farmyard section.<br />

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and pastoralshow was held in 1866<br />

after agroup of progressive farmers got<br />

together and formed the <strong>North</strong>ern A&P<br />

Association.<br />

The idea to hold an agriculture and<br />

pastoral showinRangioracame from<br />

farmersclubswhich had been<br />

established to improveagricultural<br />

practices in <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> through<br />

competitions and lectures.<br />

To further thisintention, in August<br />

1866 the MandevilleFarmers'Club met<br />

in Kaiapoi and put forward aproposal<br />

to form an association along the same<br />

lines as the <strong>Canterbury</strong> Agricultural<br />

and Pastoral Association, which held its<br />

first show, in Christchurch, during1862.<br />

The proposal received resounding<br />

supportand the first<strong>North</strong>ernA&P<br />

Show was held on Friday December 28,<br />

1866, in Rangiora at the same grounds<br />

in Ashley Street wherethe show is still<br />

held today.<br />

An estimated crowd of more than 1200<br />

people attended that first showwhich<br />

had gatetakings of £46,<strong>13</strong>shillings and<br />

sixpence.<br />

The <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Associationwas<br />

the first club to be established in<br />

Rangiora and in 1926itopened astylish<br />

new social halland officespace<br />

situated behind the Rangiora War<br />

Memorial Cenotaph, on the corner of<br />

High and Ivory Streets.<br />

The classically­styled building<br />

replaced the association’s former office<br />

space behind the sale yards which at<br />

that time were in PercivalStreet.<br />

Although the hall was, first and<br />

foremost, the headquarters of the<br />

association –housing the association’s<br />

office,meetingrooms, and an<br />

agricultural library of books and<br />

Show time ... The <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show<br />

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PHOTO: FILE<br />

magazines –italso played many<br />

community roles,says the association's<br />

secretary,Julia Dockerill.<br />

‘‘From the start it was also the<br />

headquarters and meetingplace of the<br />

ReturnedServices’Association until<br />

theyobtained abuilding of theirown.<br />

It also housed the regular match<br />

nights of atable tennis club, was the<br />

venue for end­of­season functions for<br />

manydifferent sporting groups,and for<br />

awhilewas also home to the St John<br />

Ambulance Association with many<br />

locals undertakingfirst­aid courses<br />

there,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘Many couples chose it as the venue<br />

for their wedding reception and the hall<br />

was alsoused fromtime to time by many<br />

Waimakariri community<br />

organisations.’’<br />

FromJune 1935 until September<br />

1936, the association’s hall also became<br />

the default Rangiora Post Officewhile<br />

the new Post Officebuilding was<br />

erected.<br />

Doubledoors off Ivory Street gave<br />

accesstothe private mailboxes and<br />

posting boxes, alterationswere made to<br />

the hall to provideoffices for the<br />

postmasterand telegraphists and along<br />

counter was installed to caterfor the<br />

public.<br />

The hallwas alsothe temporary home<br />

for two different banks for almostfour<br />

years from1965 while modifications<br />

were madetotheir own premises and<br />

from the middle of 1970 to 1978itwas<br />

the homeofTekau Knitwear.<br />

Duringthis period, the <strong>North</strong>ern A&P<br />

Associationdeveloped other buildings<br />

at the Rangiora Showgroundsand a<br />

decision was made in 1981 to sell the<br />

hall which had become superfluousto<br />

requirements.<br />

The proceeds of the sale were put<br />

towards purchasing asix­acre (2.4<br />

hectare) block of land on the corner of<br />

AshleyStreet and Coldstream Road,<br />

bounded on the southbythe cemetery<br />

and the association’s existing<br />

showgrounds.<br />

Since thenthe hall building has been<br />

used as temporary premises for several<br />

businessesbut it was left unused for a<br />

long period of time after being damaged<br />

in the 2010­11 <strong>Canterbury</strong> earthquakes.<br />

However, it has now beengiven anew<br />

lease of lifebythe Beulink family who<br />

transformed it into the swankyIvory<br />

Bar, complete with asubtle nod to its<br />

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The seats will be made by ‘‘the<br />

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By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

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The buildingwillbedemolishedon<br />

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and 22.<br />

Anew kitset shedwilleventually take<br />

the place of the 75­year­old shed.<br />

It is scheduled to arriveonNovember 7,<br />

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Adate hasnot been set yet forthe<br />

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Theold shed,atthe RangioraA&P<br />

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support from thecommunitytohelpwith<br />

thatfundraising.<br />

‘‘Our popular solid pine coffins, picnic<br />

tables, wishingwells,and other items are<br />

all selling well.<br />

‘‘Wealsocontinuetowork within the<br />

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workwill be put on holduntil our much<br />

neededshed is backbetter than ever, but<br />

please come and seeour stallatthe<br />

<strong>North</strong>ern A&PShow on Saturday,<br />

<strong>October</strong>22, and seethe old shedfor the<br />

lasttime.’’<br />

Trophy call<br />

Trophies are abig part of every show<br />

day, so it is important for previous<br />

winners to remembertoreturn their<br />

trophies before the next show.<br />

However, many of the trophies for<br />

Rangiora’s <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show,to<br />

be held on Friday<strong>October</strong> 21 and<br />

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been returned.<br />

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possible people have forgotten about<br />

the requirement to return trophies<br />

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The associationisalso looking for<br />

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For Rangiora’sAnn Jelfs (nee Mehrtens)<br />

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Rangiora is alongstanding family tradition<br />

with many happy memories.<br />

Ann’sfirst memory of attending the show<br />

with her family was as athree­year­old<br />

during 1950, and since then her children<br />

and theirshave also attended the event<br />

most years.<br />

Show day was always aspecial family<br />

outing for her family, particularly forAnn<br />

and her elder sister Caroline,because they<br />

always had anew dress made forthe<br />

outing.<br />

Initially their dresses were made by a<br />

seamstress but later when the girls were<br />

oldertheirnew show day dresses were<br />

made by Caroline,who was 71/2 years<br />

olderthan Ann and ‘‘sewed beautifully.’’<br />

Back then people visiting the showwere<br />

allowed to parktheir vehicles aroundthe<br />

show ring whichwas aprime viewing site.<br />

Ann’sfamily alwaystried to park ringside<br />

as it was agreat spot to meet familyand<br />

friends to watch all the events and share a<br />

picnic.<br />

On showday thegirls were given<br />

spending money for the side showsand fun<br />

rides, with Caroline assigned the task of<br />

looking after her younger sister.<br />

One year they ran out of pocket money<br />

and instead of goingback to thefamily car,<br />

Caroline went to the secretary’soffice and<br />

askedthem to callher motheronthe loud<br />

speaker.<br />

The call alarmed theirmother who<br />

feared they had had an accident,only to<br />

discover when she arrived at the<br />

secretary’s office that her daughters had<br />

merely run out of pocketmoney.<br />

Ann also has happy memories of one<br />

rainyday at the show, when shewas a<br />

teenager,takingrefugeinatent listening<br />

to ‘‘my favourite song’’, Bye Bye Love, by<br />

the Everly Brothers. As askilled baker and<br />

cook Ann has enjoyed entering the baking<br />

and produce competitionsatthe <strong>North</strong>ern<br />

A&P Showover the years andhas also<br />

Long show day connection ... Rangiora<br />

museum curator Ann Jelfs, has many happy<br />

memories of days spent attending the<br />

<strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show in Rangiora.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

been ajudge at the eventonvarious<br />

occasions.<br />

Her baking prowessdeveloped after<br />

some gentle encouragement.<br />

‘‘After Igot married Iused to use the<br />

Betty Crocker mixesfor my baking,’’she<br />

said. ‘‘After awhile my husband, Gordon,<br />

said: `Okay you have mastered that,how<br />

about makingarealcake?’’<br />

Ann is planning to attendthis year’s<br />

show and has entered some bakingand<br />

preserves in the produce competitions.<br />

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Horses and ponies come in all shapes and<br />

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‘‘We offer measuringaspartofthe<br />

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Big smiles all round at Pony Rides Day<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

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‘‘Theyare all amazing,’’ Lin said.<br />

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‘‘People really enjoyed the opportunity<br />

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24 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Art finally flourishes<br />

Happy man ... ICE Gymsports <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> co­founder Nigel Humphreys is happy<br />

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He says it justmade common sense<br />

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‘‘Our goal is to increasethe number<br />

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makeitcost neutraltoschoolstoallow<br />

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our indoor facilities,toallowchildren<br />

to train andexperience gymsports and<br />

trampolining.’’<br />

The 32 seaterbus, an ex­school bus<br />

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suitable for the club.<br />

‘‘Ithas nice seatsand looks morelike<br />

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said.<br />

‘‘Itisideal forwhat we wanttodo, as<br />

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thiswonderful facility bothduringthe<br />

day times and also in the evenings.’’<br />

‘‘The keyfor me washaving it sign<br />

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‘‘Having theability to transport<br />

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ICE trampoline and gymsports club<br />

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CampbellRobertson and Briada<br />

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Country Music Melodies Afternoon<br />

Join Smokey &Lorraine, along with their group of musicians, entertainers and<br />

Golden Oldie followers, for an afternoon of entertainment and relaxation, on<br />

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 25, at 2pm in the Rangiora RSA for arelaxing hour or so. Special<br />

Guest will be well­known local entertainer, Warrick Sinclair, with his guitar and<br />

harmonica, and Robin Owen­Cooper. Admission $3 ­raffles available ­Contact<br />

Lorraine (03) 327 3231 or 021­1166737.<br />

Amberley District Lions high tea<br />

Amberley Lions extends an invitation to the over 65s of the district, to aHigh Tea<br />

on Saturday, November 19, 2pm to 4pm, in the Tin Shed, at the Amberley Domain.<br />

It will include, high tea, live music, raffles and much more. Admission is free. The<br />

club is pleased to be able to celebrate the return of one of its favourite events, which<br />

was disrupted by Covid protocols. To assist with catering, we would appreciate an<br />

indication of attendance. Contact Pat on (03) 314 7777 or 0210371406 to leave a<br />

message and register your attendance by Monday, November 14.<br />

Mongolian riding adventure<br />

Following on from their successful adventure riding in the Mongol Derby, horsemen<br />

Ben and Hugh Dampier­Crossley will talk about their experiences at the Omihi Hall<br />

at 7pm on <strong>October</strong> 25. Presented by the Brackenfield Hunt inc, the combined<br />

fundraiser for the hunt and the Cheviot Equestrian Grounds costs $40 to attend<br />

(includes alight supper). Call Jill Denham 021 408 112, or brackenfieldhunt@gmail.<br />

com to book.<br />

Soroptimist Christmas Tree Festival <strong>2022</strong><br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Soroptimists will hold its annual Christmas Tree Festival at the<br />

Waimakariri District Council Offices from December 5to16. It will be open daily<br />

from 9am until 4.30pm including the day of the Rangiora Santa Parade. Soroptimists<br />

are calling for businesses or organisations to take part by sponsoring and decorating<br />

their own tree, or by sponsoring acommunity group or school who wish to take part.<br />

Plunket has been nominated as the recipient of money raised for <strong>2022</strong>, and they plan<br />

to use this money to facilitate Parent Groups in the local area. Information or<br />

registration forms is available by contacting Mary Harris on 02<strong>13</strong>29060 or at<br />

soroptimistxmastrees@gmail.com.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

More work needed on emissions pricing<br />

The farming sector accepts some<br />

changes have been made on agricultural<br />

emissions following the Government’s<br />

announcement this week, but says there<br />

is still work to be done to get it right, and<br />

make if fair and practical for farmers.<br />

DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel says<br />

while the proposal has adopted many<br />

key recommendations from the He Waka<br />

Eke Noa Partnership, that were<br />

informed by farmer feedback, the<br />

Government has made significant<br />

changes that will be afocus for the<br />

sector during the six­week consultation.<br />

‘‘The Government has accepted alot<br />

of what farmers told us was important to<br />

them during our sector consultation<br />

earlier this year,” said Mr van der Poel.<br />

‘‘This includes afarm level levy and a<br />

split­gas approach that prices biogenic<br />

methane separately –recognising that<br />

its warming impact differs from that of<br />

long­lived gases, such as carbon dioxide.<br />

‘‘It is still proposed that any revenue<br />

generated through emissions pricing<br />

will be reinvested back into the sector to<br />

support R&D and incentivise action onfarm,<br />

that will reduce emissions –this is<br />

significant for farmers too.”<br />

However, DairyNZ strongly disagrees<br />

with some of the changes made to limit<br />

the recognition and reward farmers will<br />

get for their on­farm planting, by<br />

removing classes of sequestration like<br />

shelterbelts, woodlots and scattered<br />

trees.<br />

DairyNZ is also disappointed the<br />

Government has removed the ability for<br />

farmers to form collectives to work<br />

together to report, reduce or offset their<br />

emissions –akey mechanism that would<br />

drive the change that is needed.<br />

“These are material changes that will<br />

be of real concern to most farmers, and<br />

we will be raising them directly with the<br />

Government on farmers behalf over the<br />

coming weeks’ Mr van der Poel says.<br />

New Zealand’s red meat sector is also<br />

concerned about several changes that<br />

alter the balance of what was proposed<br />

by the He Waka Eke Noa partnership.<br />

We need to further analyse these<br />

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immediate concern is the proposed<br />

changes to sequestration, which is of<br />

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of Beef +Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ),<br />

says.<br />

‘‘We know we have arole to play in<br />

addressing climate change and our<br />

farmers are among the first to feel the<br />

effects of it.<br />

‘‘However, if farmers are to face a<br />

price for their agricultural emissions<br />

from 2025, it is vital they get proper<br />

recognition for the genuine<br />

sequestration happening on their<br />

farms.’’<br />

The Government has reduced the<br />

categories of sequestration recognised<br />

and proposed changes to the process for<br />

getting these categories recognised, Mr<br />

Morrison says.<br />

‘‘New Zealand sheep and beef farmers<br />

have more than 1.4 million hectares of<br />

native forest on their land which is<br />

absorbing carbon and it’s only fair this is<br />

appropriately recognised in any<br />

framework from day one.’’<br />

B+LNZ’s modelling, which has been<br />

reinforced by independent modelling<br />

released by the Government, also<br />

demonstrates that sheep and beef<br />

farmers will be most heavily affected by<br />

aprice on agricultural emissions. This<br />

would likely be exacerbated by the<br />

proposed sequestration changes.<br />

‘‘The He Waka Eke Noa proposal was<br />

designed as acarefully balanced<br />

package that was as equitable as<br />

possible across all parts of the primary<br />

sector, Mr Morrison says.<br />

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areas that have been modified and will<br />

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our He Waka Eke Noa partners and<br />

seeking feedback from farmers.<br />

‘‘These include proposed changes to<br />

the emissions price setting process and<br />

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Nathan Guy, chairman of the Meat<br />

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28 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Climate and fresh water focus<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporters<br />

Climate change and fresh water<br />

regulations loomaspriorities for <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s regional councillors.<br />

Incumbent Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

councillors ClaireMcKay and Grant<br />

Edgewere re­electedinthe <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>/Ōpukepuke Constituency in<br />

Saturday’s election.<br />

Bothsaid working on the new<br />

integratedplan, whichneeds to be<br />

operative in 2024,wouldbethe major<br />

issue of the nextcouncil term.<br />

The new plan will integrate the<br />

government’sNational Policy<br />

Statement on freshwater with the<br />

regional policy statement,the coastal<br />

environmental plan and the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Landand WaterRegionalPlan.<br />

‘‘It’s critical that we involve the<br />

community in that discussion and<br />

partner with NgāiTahu as Mana<br />

Whenua,’’ Cr McKay said.<br />

She said aprioritywouldbehaving<br />

discussions with councils around how<br />

to mitigate and adapt to climatechange.<br />

‘‘We’ve got to start talking now.<br />

‘‘Wecan’t wait for something to<br />

happen and then in 10 years timethink<br />

thatweshouldhave donesomething<br />

sooner.<br />

‘‘We’ve got to havesome alignment<br />

around who is going to pay and where<br />

we can live and work.’’<br />

She said the recentflood events had<br />

shown the needtothink about farming<br />

close to rivers and water ways.<br />

Cr Edgesaid climate change was top<br />

of the agenda and ‘‘how communities<br />

dealwith storm events and flooding’’ in<br />

the future.<br />

Urban development and transport<br />

wereother priorities, particularly with<br />

planning related to meeting emissions<br />

targets.<br />

Grant Edge<br />

‘‘For me one of the big issueswill be<br />

takingacloser look at solutions for<br />

catchments around rivers and land use<br />

activity.<br />

‘‘I think we can be abit smarterabout<br />

how we deal withthoseissues.’’<br />

The 16 ECancouncillors will be<br />

sworn in at the inaugural meetingon<br />

<strong>October</strong> 27, whenthe chairperson and<br />

deputychairperson willbeelected.<br />

Two NgāiTahu councillors will be<br />

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passing of the <strong>Canterbury</strong>Regional<br />

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Cr Edge said the inclusion of the Ngāi<br />

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was ‘‘a maturing of democracy’’ and a<br />

recognition of Te Tiriti oWaitangi.<br />

Claire McKay<br />

The NgāiTahu appointees are Iaean<br />

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Makō)and Tutehounuku ‘‘Nuk’’Korako<br />

(NgāiTūāhuriri, Ngāti Wheke).<br />

Mr Cranwell has previously served as<br />

agovernment appointed ECan<br />

councillor and in the last term was a<br />

Tumu Taiao Mana Whenuaexpert.<br />

Mr Korako is aformer National List<br />

MP.<br />

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

<strong>Canterbury</strong>/Ōpukepuke Constituency<br />

(two vacancies):<br />

Claire McKay 12,232.<br />

Grant Edge 10,524.<br />

Shaun Lissington 8,427.<br />

Rachel Vaughan 8,284.<br />

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30 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Ploughing champs cutting the grade<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

It was adouble header for ploughing<br />

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On Saturday the Oxford Working Mens<br />

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On Sunday the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

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President Peter Mehrtens says it was<br />

and ideal weekend for ploughing and he<br />

was happy for the 22 entries on both<br />

days.<br />

‘‘The weather was ideal and the<br />

ground conditions were also perfect,<br />

that makes all the difference,’’ he said.<br />

Mr Mehrtens finished third on<br />

Sundays Ploughing Match. and now<br />

qualifies for the New Zealand Ploughing<br />

Champs in Milton on April 23, 2023. The<br />

weekends events covered vintage<br />

tractors and ploughs, asilver plough<br />

competition, Clydesdale horses and<br />

modern tractors with reversible<br />

ploughs.<br />

Mr Mehrtens says each competitor was<br />

trying to achieve evenness, straightness,<br />

effective weed control, leave no holes<br />

and maintain agood appearance in their<br />

runs up and down their section of the<br />

competition course.<br />

‘‘In the two hours you have to complete<br />

your entry, it’s all about concentration,<br />

finesse and how you set up the plough<br />

which determines how your first split<br />

looks and then the following lines.’’<br />

Woodbine Farm owners John and<br />

Sharon Chynoweth took the reins of<br />

their Clydesdales Blue and Flash, and<br />

entered the Rural <strong>News</strong> Horses<br />

competition. Mr Chynoweth says it’s all<br />

about “how you set up the plough, how<br />

it’s hitched to the horses and how they<br />

do their part.”<br />

The couple have been competing for<br />

about seven years and Mr Chynoweth<br />

said their interest spawned from his<br />

interest in vintage cars and Sharon’s<br />

love for horses.<br />

The pair won on both days of the<br />

competitions.<br />

Bill Ward of Rangiora, didn’t come<br />

from afarming background, he’s a<br />

retired engineer, but he loves ploughing.<br />

‘‘It’s alot of fun and the people<br />

involved are great, there is alot of<br />

camaraderie and fun here each<br />

meeting,’’ he said.<br />

Driving the 1951 Allis Chalmers 1951<br />

tractor and 1940s era plough, Mr Ward<br />

said he loves the desire for finesse one<br />

gets when sitting on atractor trying to<br />

make the furrow as straight as possible.<br />

Fly past ... Pearce Watson of Ashburton aboard his 1938 John Deere tractor, starts his first<br />

split of the competition on Saturday as atop dressing plane works the paddocks nearby.<br />

Lined up ... Peter Mehrtens of Oxford checks<br />

his line as be comes back on his first split in the<br />

vintage section.<br />

As ateam ... Sean Leslie and Casey Tilson of Middlemarch, work with Clydesdales Anja<br />

and Sam from Dayboo Stud, at the Oxford Working Mens Club (Vintage section) annual<br />

ploughing match on Saturday.<br />

Nicely done ... Bruce Graham of Ashburton<br />

checks his first split during Saturday’s round of<br />

the competition.<br />

Practised touch ... Bill Ward of Rangiora, carefully prepares his plough for his first run at<br />

the competition.<br />

Gentle touch ... Ange Protheroe of Hinds carefully manages apair Dayboo Stud<br />

Clydesdale horses while John Booth tends the plough.


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Newcomers feel might of Weedons bowlers<br />

CRICKET<br />

Countrycricketspremier newcomers<br />

Peninsula­Harbourreceivedabaptism<br />

of fire on Saturday, suffering asixwicketloss<br />

to Weedons on theopening<br />

day of the new season.<br />

Justdays after apolarblast brought<br />

snowto the region's alpine andlow­lying<br />

areas, sunshinewelcomed the start of<br />

the <strong>2022</strong>/23 <strong>Canterbury</strong> Country Premier<br />

One Day competition.Weedons,<br />

Darfield, Leeston­Southbridge and<br />

Sefton got off to winning startsatthe<br />

weekend in the racefor Fulton/Wright<br />

Cup.<br />

At apicturesque Rhodes Park on the<br />

fringe of the Port Hills, homeXI<br />

Peninsula­Harbour, who wonpromotion<br />

to the top flightlastyear, wasput in to<br />

bat by one of the competition favourites,<br />

Weedons.<br />

Opener Ben Cairns(34 runsoff 55<br />

balls) looked solid at the top of the order<br />

on agreenish but pacy wicket, but didn't<br />

have anyone stickaround with him.<br />

When Jack Parker removedhim<br />

caught­and­bowled, as one of hisfour<br />

wickets, thehome side was struggling,<br />

especially againstthe quality spin twins<br />

of the big­turning BlakeCoburn(2/22)<br />

andleft­arm orthodox Jeremy Benton<br />

(1/12).<br />

Peninsula­Harbourwas all outinthe<br />

37th overfor asub­par score of 128.<br />

Defending the small total, the<br />

combined side got the startitwould<br />

have talked about at the change of<br />

innings and had Weedons reeling early<br />

at 8/2.<br />

ButJamesRichardsshowedhis class<br />

with afine half­century, withTodd<br />

Inness (25 off 33) andBenton finishing<br />

the job with an unbeaten 25 runsoff 51<br />

balls.<br />

Reigningchampions Darfield<br />

thumped adisappointing Ohoka by nine<br />

wickets, afterrolling the visitorsfor just<br />

125.<br />

Jesse Frewand LiamFoulkesboth<br />

snared three wickets in restricting a<br />

powerful batting unit to ameagre score<br />

thatwas neverenough.<br />

Henry Shipley, whohad abreakout<br />

seasonfor <strong>Canterbury</strong>last yearand was<br />

named Player of the Yearalongwith<br />

BestBowler, madeanunbeaten49, and<br />

was therewith Nick Jenkins (47 not out)<br />

when they knocked offthe win inside 17<br />

overs.<br />

Leeston Park witnessed some major<br />

milestonesonSaturday, withthe home<br />

teamLeeston­Southbridgesecuring a<br />

hard­fought win overCheviot.<br />

This wasthanks to amatch­winning<br />

unbeaten century from Harry<br />

Chamberlainand five wickets,including<br />

ahat­trickbyex­Dutch international<br />

and <strong>Canterbury</strong> Countrycricket<br />

manager TimGruijters.<br />

ThevisitingMagpiesmade181/9inits<br />

allotted 45 overs behind awell­made46<br />

fromrisingstar Archie Redfern.<br />

Leeston­Southbridge timed its chase<br />

well, largely dueChamberlian’s superb<br />

know, guidinghis sidetoafive­wicket<br />

win with fourovers to spare.<br />

Seftoncrushed Oxford­Rangiora by<br />

145 runsafter an impressive all­round<br />

display.Batting first at Sefton Domain,<br />

the Seals made 217/5intheir 45 overs,<br />

withcontributionsthroughthe order,<br />

beforerollingOxford­Rangiora, which<br />

has picked up someSouthbrook players<br />

afterthe Brooksstruggleslast season,<br />

for just 72.<br />

Short scorecard:<br />

Peninsula­Harbour128 (B Cairns34, H<br />

Matheson 24; JParker4/23, CRobson<br />

2/20,BCoburn 2/22)lost to Weedons<br />

<strong>13</strong>2/4 (J Richards50, TInness 25, J<br />

Benton 25no).<br />

Ohoka 125 (G Mauger21, RMariu20; J<br />

Frew3/12, LFoulkes 3/14) lostto<br />

Darfield126/1 (H Shipley 49no,N<br />

Jenkins47no,ZFoulkes 21).<br />

Cheviot181/9(ARedfern46; TGruijters<br />

5/14)losttoLeeston­Southbridge(H<br />

Chamberlain 101no).<br />

Sefton217/5 (T Harrison 48, LTaylor46,<br />

CWarner 33no; GSingh3/43) beat<br />

Oxford­Rangiora 72 (C Scott 23; C<br />

Warner 4/17,MSmith 2/6,HHowell<br />

2/19).<br />

Umpires in demand<br />

SPORTS RESULTS<br />

The servicesof<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Country cricket umpiresare<br />

in demand internationally,<br />

as well as locally.<br />

Kaiapoi’s Kim Cotton<br />

continuestofly our flag high<br />

on the international stage.<br />

She umpired with<br />

distinction at the<br />

Commonwealth Games,<br />

being appointed to the final,<br />

and has just returnedfrom a<br />

four week stint in India<br />

where she was umpiring at<br />

the Legends League,<br />

rubbing shoulders with<br />

some of the sport’s greats.<br />

At amuch lower level<br />

Peter Williams was lucky<br />

enoughtoget aonce­ina­lifetime<br />

opportunity to<br />

umpireatthe inaugural<br />

Over 60’s Cricket World<br />

Cup, held on the Sunshine<br />

Coast in September.<br />

He has now been invited<br />

to umpire at the Over 60’s<br />

AustralianState<br />

Championships in Victoria<br />

in November where 44<br />

men’s teamswill be<br />

participating, including<br />

three from New Zealand.<br />

Veterans cricket is one of<br />

the fastest growing sectors<br />

of cricket worldwide, and<br />

the services of umpires are<br />

increasingly being calledon<br />

for thosegames also.<br />

Some localumpires have<br />

been working very hard on<br />

improving their<br />

qualifications over the<br />

wintermonths.<br />

Special mentionmust be<br />

made of ReganDalleyand<br />

AlysonShipley.<br />

They havenow passed<br />

their demandingLevel 4<br />

national examination with<br />

flyingcolours.<br />

Their efforts havealready<br />

been rewarded as both have<br />

received some New Zealand<br />

appointments for the<br />

coming seasonwhich is a<br />

real honour for them.<br />

They appreciated the<br />

hard workof<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

CountryCricket Umpires<br />

Associationpresident,<br />

Dallas McIlraith, in helping<br />

to prepare them for those<br />

examinations.<br />

Ten members willbeout<br />

umpiring at pretty much<br />

every Saturdayumpiring<br />

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

Premierand Senior grade<br />

matches, while another<br />

three to four will be able to<br />

help out on occasions.<br />

Membersare also called<br />

on to assist withumpiring<br />

matchesatThe Willows<br />

each Sunday, as well as at<br />

Junior Festivals that willbe<br />

held during the season.<br />

More umpires are needed<br />

to help share the load.<br />

Regulartraining is<br />

provided at the monthly<br />

meetings held at Mainpower<br />

Oval. Anyone interestedin<br />

doing some umpiring this<br />

season,atany level,should<br />

contactPeter Williams<br />

Phone 0274428542.<br />

Rangiora Bridge Club<br />

Two Day Match: <strong>North</strong>/South: Noreen Thompson/Joyce Gray 1, Tom<br />

Rose/Pauline Miller 2, Barry Smart/LyndaCameron 3.East/West:<br />

GaynorHurford/RobinHassall 1, Maree Felstead/Janice Pickering 2,<br />

Liz Partridge/Junette McIntyre 3.<br />

Rimu Pairs: N/S: Judy Bruerton/Joyce Gray 1, Judith Driver/Jan Roose<br />

2, Dave Tocker/Sue McIlroy 3. E/W: Liz Duke/Jenny Shore 1, Dawn<br />

Simpson/Robin Hassall 2, Noreen Thompson/Phillipa Watkins 3.<br />

Mixed Teams:Irene Carson/JulieElliott/LynEdwards/Shula Guse 1,<br />

Ann Blackie/JanetApperley/Judith Calder/Marilyn Eliet 2, Annette<br />

Caldwell/Gail Dunlop/Gaynor Hurford/MoodyShokry 3.<br />

Junior Evening: Anne Gunn/Julie Tinomana 1, ElaineRyan/Helen<br />

Hobbs 2, TracyCromwell/Janine Laws 3.<br />

Plate Pairs: N/S: Shirley Symns/Dawn Simpson1,Victor Paul/Sue<br />

McIlroy2,Diane Findlay/Mate MacRae 3. E/W: Phillipa Watkins/David<br />

McRae 1, Jill Amer/Andrew Findlay2,BerniceLloyd/Mike Cornwall 3.<br />

Amberley Golf Club<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Club Championshipwinners: Senior men: Nigel Granger;<br />

Intermediate men: Al Johnston;Junior men: Darryl Smith; Presidents<br />

men: Neil Scott.<br />

Seniorwomen: Lyn Robertson;Intermediate women: Judy Brown;<br />

Junior women: Jan Morgan.<br />

Stableford. RDenby 40 SMarsh39TNatapu 36.<br />

Mid Week Men:BYates42, GBlackler 40, KGussette 38, PWylie 37 M<br />

Carson37, BFitzgerald 37,JWigley 37,BGill37, GCope 36, KRayner<br />

36.<br />

Keith Duns Memorial Trophy: Winner ­GBlackler.<br />

Mid Week Women:SCrawford 48, SLee 40, LWillie 38, JBrown 38, K<br />

Percy 38. September LGU: JYates 68. Longest Putt: JBrown.<br />

9Holers: DPercy 15 Putts, OPatchett 15. Paris Bakery Longest Putt:<br />

DGoodwin.<br />

Rangiora Golf Club<br />

Nine hole CanadianFoursome: Eric Pollock&Stephen Bell 32.5c/b,<br />

Catherine Boddy &MarkWebb 32.5, Rod Wolland&Pam Holland33.5,<br />

Jan Moffatt &Peter Van Hout 34.<br />

Lucky Card:Jenni Brook &John Gregan.<br />

PROUDLYSUPPORTING LOCALSPORT<br />

RANGIORA


NEWS<br />

32 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Paddock to croquet lawns<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Jack Chisnalllookedathis paddock in<br />

Amberley where he ran afew sheep<br />

and had a‘‘light bulb moment’’.<br />

The Courage Road paddock was<br />

free draining and about the size of two<br />

croquet lawns.<br />

Jack saysbecause of his farming<br />

experience of developingland,<br />

coupled with the experienceofbeing<br />

on the business end of acroquet<br />

mallet, he decided it wouldn’t be too<br />

daunting atask to turn the paddock<br />

into croquet lawns.<br />

He rotary hoed the paddock, and<br />

rotaryhoed it again, before picking up<br />

60 bucketloads of stones,inthe<br />

bucketofthe little green tractorhe<br />

hired from Amberley Hire to cultivate<br />

the paddock.<br />

Jack rotary hoed the paddock six<br />

times in all before levelling it,<br />

irrigating it and marking out two<br />

croquet lawns.<br />

He built aclubhouse with acouple<br />

of containers, with bark in between,<br />

and picked up adozen free chairs.<br />

Last Sunday, 15 monthsafter Jack<br />

began his toil, Courage Croquet,<br />

Amberley, opened to fanfare.<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black cut the<br />

ribbontodeclare the croquet lawns<br />

open for business, in front of agallery<br />

of invited guests, keen players,and<br />

New Zealand and <strong>Canterbury</strong> croquet<br />

personnel—Tony O’Donnell,<br />

chairman of Croquet NZ, Vilna<br />

Gough­Jonespresident and treasurer<br />

of <strong>Canterbury</strong> CroquetAssociation<br />

(CCA),Gay Jones, referee and<br />

handicapper of the CCA, and Owen<br />

Evans ex CCA president.<br />

Jan, who is also avery handy<br />

croquet player,says they had mallets<br />

for people to have agoatcroquet,and<br />

was impressed by the style shown by<br />

Opening day ... Jack Chisnall, Hurunui Mayor Marie Black and Jan Chisnall at the<br />

opening of the new Courage Croquet Club, in Amberley.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

Mrs Black, who played an opening<br />

strike.<br />

‘‘She was not bad actually,’’ Jan<br />

said.<br />

Eight people wereable to play on a<br />

lawn at atime, until the hands were<br />

clapped, and mallets were handed<br />

over to the nexteight players.<br />

Jack has had six yearsaspresident,<br />

then secretary with the Kaiapoi<br />

CroquetClub, as well as being aCCA<br />

delegate, while Jan is the present<br />

president of Kaiapoi,and club<br />

champion, whereshe will remain<br />

until her term is up.<br />

‘‘It is agreat club and they are a<br />

wonderful bunchofpeople,’’ she said.<br />

But there was potential to grow the<br />

gameinAmberley, she said,sothe<br />

Courage Croquet Club will open on<br />

Sundays and Wednesdays from<br />

1.30pm to help get peoplestarted.<br />

Poeple keen to play can just turn<br />

up, or theycan phoneJack on 0272219<br />

566.<br />

‘‘Itisavery strategic game, and alot<br />

of fun,’’says Jan.<br />

It also provides agreatplace to<br />

enjoy asport that is not as taxing as<br />

golforbowls on your body, and to<br />

meetnew people and socialise.<br />

Jacksays although Jan was initially<br />

scepticalofhis project she is now<br />

showing her usualenthusiasm.<br />

Police report<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Police incidents<br />

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 4:Aute was broken into on<br />

White Street, Rangiora. Tools were stolen, and a<br />

wallet were stolen, and cards used later in<br />

Christchurch; An attempt was made to steal aFord<br />

Laser parked on Hamlet Drive, Woodend and also<br />

aToyota Hilux in Johns Road, Rangiora; Amale<br />

was seen on CCTV walking into aproperty on<br />

Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi. Nothing was stolen.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 5:Fuel, oil, and asmall<br />

garden trailer were reported stolen from afarm at<br />

The Peaks in Harwarden; Parts of aplough were<br />

reported stolen from ashed in Parnassus. A<br />

vehicle at the Kaikanui Hotel was damaged; A<br />

drone was reported flying around Bradleys Road,<br />

Ohoka.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 5toThursday, 6:Acar parked<br />

on Heney Street, Kaiapoi was broken into and<br />

tools stolen.<br />

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 6:Ashed at Rangiora High<br />

School was broken into, nothing was stolen; A<br />

Ford Courier was stolen from Watson Place,<br />

Rangiora. It was recovered minus some parts in<br />

Fernside.<br />

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 6toFriday, 7:Anattempt was<br />

made to steal aNissan Sunny parked on Otaki<br />

Street in Kaiapoi.<br />

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 8:Awhite Toyota Hilux was<br />

stolen from Davie Street, Kaiapoi; A19year old<br />

Christchurch male was processed for driving with<br />

excess breath alcohol after being stopped in<br />

Pegasus; Agarage in Percival Street was entered<br />

and alcohol and confectionery stolen; Adrone was<br />

reported flying on Poyntzs Road, Eyrewell; Ablack<br />

Trek Domane push bike was stolen from Wiltshire<br />

Court, Rangiora; Avehicle parked in Purchas<br />

Road, Glasnevin was broken into. Awallet was<br />

stolen, and the cards were used.<br />

Sunday, <strong>October</strong> 9:Ayouth was disturbed taking a<br />

child’s toy tractor from Cotter Lane, Rangiora; He<br />

was later spoken to by police after being identified<br />

by the victim.<br />

Monday, <strong>October</strong> 10:Asilver RAV4 was stolen from<br />

adairy shed on Marsh Road, Rangiora; Three<br />

people were disturbed on aproperty on Poyntzs<br />

Road; AHonda 500 Quad bike was stolen from a<br />

shed on Brodies Road, Broomfield.<br />

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According to the latest <strong>2022</strong> Neilsen readership<br />

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The survey results are testament to a great team reporting news to<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> team is local, fiercely parochial and<br />

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‘‘I thank all our readers as we strive to deliver an informative weekly<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Out and about in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

PHOTOS BY JOHN COSGROVE<br />

35<br />

Learning to cook ... Learning how to cook at ICE Gymsports in<br />

Rangiora last week were (from left) Maddy Cowan 6, Sienna<br />

Wicksteed 8, tutor Alisha Jones, Gary Singh 7and Jacob Cowan 11.<br />

Nice and tight ... Cecilia Adu of Rangiora, plaits the hair of Piper<br />

Archbold of Oxford, at the Elevate Market in the Park held in<br />

Rangiora on Sunday.<br />

Colourful look ... Harper Archbold 7, of<br />

Oxford has her face painted at one of the<br />

many stalls at the market.<br />

More to come ... Rangiora Rotarian Liz<br />

Ditmer restocks with more books at the<br />

Rangiora Rotary book sale.<br />

Too many choices ... Fran Brown (left) and Ali Hinks, both of<br />

Rangiora, look through the offerings at the Rotary book sale held at<br />

the Rangiora A&P show grounds last week.<br />

Beautiful work ... Rangiora Art Society president Margaret<br />

Stephenson looks closer at Gentle Waters by Andrea Allott, winner<br />

of the Russell Andrew Cup at the society’s spring exhibition.<br />

Helping mum ... Jacob Burnam 7, helps<br />

mum Amy Burnam of Loburn, to pick books.<br />

Done shopping ... Hilgard van der Merwe<br />

carries off his findings at the book sale.<br />

Tight bend ... Liam Counsell 8, of Rangiora,<br />

at the ECan trail riding day at Kaiapoi Island.<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Election Update<br />

Preliminary Results show that Dan Gordon has<br />

been re-elected asMayor with 17,835 votes with<br />

Miles Stapylton-Smith receiving 2,545 votes.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon says,” Iamtruly honoured that<br />

you have placed your confidence and trust in me<br />

to continue to serve this wonderful District as your<br />

Mayor for another term.”<br />

“I'd like to pass on congratulations to the other<br />

candidates who stood for Council and the Community<br />

Boards -both those who were successful and<br />

unsuccessful. Local government plays ahuge role<br />

in the wellbeing of our communities and relies on<br />

good people standing up for what they believe inand<br />

standing for election.<br />

“I feel we have achieved some fantastic outcomes in<br />

the past term, now is time to focus on what the next<br />

three years will bring.”<br />

Also elected and joining the Mayor on Council are<br />

three new Councillors and seven returning Councillors.<br />

Elected in the Oxford-Ohoka Ward are Niki Mealings<br />

and Tim Fulton.<br />

In the Rangiora-Ashley Ward Joan Ward, Paul Williams,<br />

Robbie Brine and Jason Goldsworthy have been elected.<br />

Councillors for the next three years in the Kaiapoi-<br />

Woodend Ward are Philip Redmond, Neville Atkinson,<br />

Al Blackie and Brent Cairns.<br />

Pop ontoour website to find out who has been<br />

elected to your Community Board.<br />

These are still preliminary results with official results<br />

available from Thursday <strong>13</strong> <strong>October</strong>.<br />

New Rating Valuations for Waimakariri<br />

Propertyowners in the Waimakariri District willsoon<br />

receiveanewNoticeofRating Valuationinthe post.<br />

The new rating valuations have been prepared for<br />

28,534 properties on behalf of the Waimakariri District<br />

Council byQuotable Value (QV). Their careful analysis<br />

shows the total rateable value for the District is now<br />

$27.28 billion, with the land value of those properties<br />

now valued at $14.55 billion.<br />

On average, the value of residential housing has<br />

increasedby54% since thedistrict’slast rating<br />

revaluationon2019, withthe averagehouse value now<br />

sitting at $749,000.Thecorresponding landvaluehas<br />

alsoincreased by 112% to anew average of $370,000<br />

overthe same period.<br />

QV <strong>Canterbury</strong>Manager andlead valuer Brendon<br />

McCurley commented:“Like muchofthe rest of the<br />

country,we’ve seen significant growth in Waimakariri’s<br />

residential propertymarket from theend of 2020 and<br />

throughout2021, whichhas primarily been driven by<br />

record lowinterest rates andashortage of listings.<br />

While thehousing marketnow shows signs of cooling,<br />

local property valuesatour effectivedateofvaluation of<br />

1July<strong>2022</strong> arestill well abovethe previous 2019 level.”<br />

Meanwhile,the average capital value of an improved<br />

lifestyle property hasincreasedby55% since2019 to<br />

$1,109,000, while thecorresponding land value fora<br />

lifestyleproperty hasalsoincreased by 79% to $574,000.<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 />

Have your say before 5pm Friday 4November<br />

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

Temporary Road Closure<br />

Various Roads in West Eyreton<br />

The Council has received an application<br />

to temporarily close the following roads<br />

for the period shown for the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Primary Schools Triathlon.<br />

Roads to be Closed<br />

• South Eyre Road, Harewood Road to<br />

Poyntzs Road<br />

• Harewood Road, South Eyre Road to<br />

Carleton Road<br />

• Wolffs Road, South Eyre Road to 60 metres<br />

north of Harewood Road<br />

• Steffens Road, 60 metres each side of<br />

Harewood Road.<br />

Period of Closure<br />

8am to 3pm, Monday 21November <strong>2022</strong><br />

Detours will be in place.<br />

This closure is made in accordance with<br />

Section 11(e) ofthe Tenth Schedule of the<br />

Local Government Act 1974 and will apply to<br />

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

Fire Service, Ambulance, Police, Council vehicles<br />

and other vehicles authorised by the Council.<br />

Prepare for Work<br />

In partnership withCitizens Advice Bureau <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>we’re running afreeworkshopto<br />

help people get ready to jointhe workforce.<br />

Find out how towrite aCV,prepare for an interview<br />

and more about your employee rights. This workshop is<br />

aimed at helping migrants prepare for work and would<br />

also interest school leavers, high school students or<br />

parents looking to get back into the workforce.<br />

Wednesday 19 <strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong> • 10–11.30am<br />

Rangiora Town Hall Function Room<br />

303 High Street, Rangiora<br />

Carolyn Boswell |Facilitator<br />

Email: carolyn.boswell@wmk.govt.nz<br />

Phone: 027 293 3407<br />

Free Digital<br />

Skills Classes<br />

InternetSafetyand Security<br />

Learn about evaluating websites,<br />

changing security settings and<br />

managing passwords.<br />

Kaiapoi Library<br />

Tuesday 18<strong>October</strong> •10am-12pm<br />

RangioraLibrary<br />

Wednesday 19<strong>October</strong> •10am-12pm<br />

Bookings Essential<br />

steppingup.nz<br />

03 311 8901 • library@wmk.govt.nz<br />

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SUMMER IS COMING …AND WE NEED YOUR HELP<br />

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

Seasonal Fixed Term positions available:<br />

Trade Drive Thru Team Members<br />

• Weekend work required<br />

• Knowledge of timber,hardware&building<br />

products<br />

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong<br />

• Willing to learn, with great time management<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable to think proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

Retail Sales and Retail Sales Support<br />

Team Members<br />

• Weekend work required<br />

• Upto40hours<br />

• Mustbecustomer focused<br />

• Working inside and outside<br />

• Mustbephysicallyfitand strong<br />

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

equipment<br />

• Will be required to pick, carry,assemble and deliver<br />

heavy products<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable to think proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

Garden Products Team Member<br />

• Weekend work required<br />

• Upto40hours<br />

• Mustbecustomer focused<br />

• Working inside and outside<br />

• Mustbephysically fit and strong<br />

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

equipment<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable to think proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

Customer Service Checkout Team<br />

Members<br />

• Weekend work required<br />

• Upto40hours<br />

• Mustbecustomer focused<br />

• Mustbephysically fit and strong<br />

• Will be required to collect trolleys<br />

• Will be required to assist customers with purchases<br />

to their vehicles<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beable tothink proactively<br />

• Work hard and smart<br />

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

Applicants must be aNew Zealand resident or hold avalid work visa.<br />

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

Seasonal Fixed Term Roles<br />

McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega<br />

PO Box 1003<br />

Rangiora 7440<br />

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

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR<br />

Compliance Coordinator<br />

(Health ,Safety and Quality Assurance)<br />

Overlooking the Hurunui River with lush, scenic<br />

country vistas, 5 minutes outside of the Cheviot<br />

township are the Harris family prime farmlands.<br />

Harris Farms process beef, pigs, sheep and goats<br />

and supply prime quality products across South<br />

Island. We are fortunate to have energetic, visionary<br />

leaders influencing growth and development.<br />

Our people are our biggest asset and keeping them<br />

safe, healthy and productive whist ensuring our<br />

quality standards are maintained is the ultimate<br />

objective. The role ofCompliance Coordinator is<br />

instrumental in consistentlymaintaining deliverables<br />

across Health, Safety and Quality Assurance.<br />

We are seeking anenergetic, emotionally mature<br />

teamplayer whowill make aconsistent and positive<br />

hands-on contribution towards our Health, Safety<br />

and Quality day-to-day activities.<br />

While the perfect candidate would have anatural<br />

passion for, and qualifications in, Health and Safety<br />

or Quality Assurance…experience and ability is<br />

equally valued. Ourin-housetraining and mentoring<br />

will be instrumental infamiliarising the successful<br />

candidate with the routines and requirements of<br />

the role towards them becoming competent and<br />

confidentintheir responsibilities and contribution.<br />

We are afive-day aweek operation (Monday to<br />

Friday) and remuneration, relocation costs and<br />

accommodation would be negotiated with the<br />

successful candidate. This is afull-time salaried<br />

position, with flexible working hours. A job<br />

description is available on request.<br />

If this sounds like you please email Nick Tobin on<br />

hr@harrisfarms.nz or call him on 027 431 8761.<br />

2522549<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

MEAT PACKER<br />

2521480<br />

Aposition foraMeat Packer has becomeavailable at<br />

our abattoir based at Domett, approximately 10kms<br />

from Cheviot, <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

The successful applicant will be required to work as<br />

part ofateam inour Factory Department. We are<br />

happy to work around the School day –9am to 3pm<br />

Monday-Friday, otherwise youcan start at 5.30am.<br />

Your day-to-day duties would include:<br />

• Producing high qualityproducts and cuts<br />

• Working in ateam environment<br />

• Using your initiative<br />

• Having an eye for detail<br />

• Adhering to all food safety and health and<br />

safety standards.<br />

In this role we are looking for:<br />

• Agreat work ethic and hardworking nature<br />

• Attention to detail.<br />

• Able to work as part ofateam, but also have<br />

the confidence towork unsupervised.<br />

• Ahappy, friendly and helpfulattitude.<br />

• The ability to work quickly, efficiently whilst<br />

maintaining quality.<br />

If this sounds like you please email your interest to<br />

hr@harrisfarms.nzorring Nickon027 431 8761.<br />

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Visit now toview the paper online &more!<br />

2522550<br />

2514148<br />

GENERAL LABOURER<br />

A fulltime position for a General Labourer has<br />

become available at our abattoir based at Domett,<br />

approximately 10kms from Cheviot, <strong>North</strong><br />

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

The successful applicant will be required to work as<br />

part ofateam inour livestock dispatch department.<br />

This is afull time position.<br />

As part ofthat team duties performed are, but not<br />

limitedto:<br />

• Receiving livestock in to our yards and<br />

completing relevant documentation.<br />

• Dispatching of livestock in a humane and<br />

responsible manner.<br />

• Responsible for the movement ofretrievables<br />

and waste throughout the abattoir.<br />

• Some general farmduties.<br />

The work isamixture of inside and outside and can<br />

be physicallydemanding at times.<br />

Desirableattributes we are lookingfor:<br />

• Adesire to work withanimals.<br />

• Attention to detail.<br />

• Able towork as part ofateam, but also have<br />

the confidence to workunsupervised.<br />

• Ahappy,friendly and helpful attitude.<br />

• Confident in the use of machinery (full training<br />

will be given).<br />

• The ability to work quickly, efficiently whilst<br />

maintainingquality.<br />

If this sounds like you send your CV to hr@<br />

harrisfarms.nz or ring Nick on 0274318761.<br />

JOB VACANCIES -<br />

MAINPOWER AMBERLEY POOL<br />

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2522669<br />

We have plenty of job opportunities for the summer<br />

months, please see Job Vacancies onour website for<br />

furtherdetails; https://hdcjobs.co.nz/Vacancies/<br />

For moreinformation, please contact<br />

NaomiWoodham,CustomerServices Manager, at<br />

naomi.woodham@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

or phoneon029 7709151.<br />

Note; applicationsfor allthese positionsclose on Tuesday<br />

<strong>October</strong>18.<br />

1. Swim EducationInstructor–Qualified or trainees,<br />

fixed-term parttime, 2roles available.<br />

RefCode: 6118262.<br />

2. Lifeguard – Qualified or trainees,parttime&full time,<br />

4roles available.<br />

Ref Code: 6117752.<br />

3. Aqua Fitness Instructor–Qualified or trainees,<br />

fixed-term parttime, 2roles available.<br />

RefCode: 6118910.<br />

2522296<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

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Public Notices<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 Ltd<br />

has made application to the<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Rangiora for the variation<br />

of the ON Licence.<br />

The variation is to include<br />

the outdoor area facing the<br />

river/embarkment which is<br />

to be licensed in accordance<br />

with the Licence to occupy<br />

granted by the Council in<br />

respect of the premises<br />

situated at 184 Williams<br />

Street, Kaiapoi 7630 known<br />

as Five Peaks Brew Co.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to be<br />

conducted) under the licence<br />

is Tavern(Brewpub).<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 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 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 issue of<br />

alicence may be made in<br />

relation to amatter other than<br />

amatter specified in section<br />

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

Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the second publication<br />

of this notice. This notice<br />

was first published on the<br />

6th <strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong>. 2520496v2<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 />

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

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

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We pride ourselves on delivering<br />

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Contact Mark Kelly South Island Distribution Manager<br />

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38 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

FIRST COUNCIL MEETING<br />

FOLLOWING THE TRIENNIAL<br />

ELECTION<br />

The Hurunui District Council will hold its first meeting<br />

following the triennial election on Thursday 20<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong> at 6.00pm. The meeting will beheld<br />

in the CouncilChambers,66CartersRoad,Amberley.<br />

2522386<br />

KAIAPOI CHRISTADELPHIANS<br />

“The Key ofKnowledge ..”<br />

(Luke 11:52)<br />

“KINGDOM OFGOD”<br />

When the Lord Jesus Christ’s disciples asked<br />

the Lord to teach them topray, Hetaught them<br />

to pray for the Kingdom tocome. “Our FATHER<br />

which art inheaven, Hallowed beTHY name.<br />

THY Kingdom come. THY will bedone in earth,<br />

as it is in heaven”.<br />

2519470<br />

Oxford Rugby<br />

Club JAB<br />

2522395<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 />

OXFORD A&P ASSOCIATION<br />

-Annual Show -<br />

Applications are now invited for<br />

Food Tendered, Trade and<br />

Art /Craft Sites at our<br />

118 th Annual Show on<br />

Saturday 1April 2023.<br />

Food Site Tenders close<br />

1st November <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Application forms are available<br />

from<br />

E: secretary@oxfordapshow.co.nz<br />

W: oxfordapshow.co.nz<br />

2521274<br />

Public Notices<br />

PIANO to give away, must<br />

collect in Rangiora. Phone<br />

027 288 5335.<br />

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 />

2514586<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 />

Entertainment<br />

AFTERNOON Dancing,<br />

starting this 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 3<strong>13</strong> 3537 or<br />

021 0823 8029.<br />

Personal<br />

COUNTRY ROMANCE<br />

Acountry lady who is<br />

seeking alikeminded<br />

gentleman. Standing at<br />

5ft 5inch with aslim build,<br />

blonde hair and hazel eyes.<br />

She is an outdoors lady,<br />

who enjoys fishing,<br />

tramping, cooking,<br />

travelling, gardening and<br />

spending time with that<br />

someone special.<br />

Please call and quote<br />

code 63<br />

0800-446-332.<br />

FALCONS &<br />

COMMODORES<br />

WANTED<br />

Suitable for<br />

dismantling or repairs<br />

Ph 3<strong>13</strong> 7216<br />

2412522<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) 3<strong>13</strong> 3638 or<br />

book your free assessment<br />

online https://www.<br />

kipmcgrath.co.nz/rangiora.<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 3<strong>13</strong> 7216<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

Motorcycles<br />

MOTORCYCLE wof,<br />

service &repairs at South<br />

Pacific Motorcycle<br />

Services, Mandeville.<br />

Please phone 03 312 0066<br />

office@motorbiketours.co.nz.<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 />

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 />

Livestock<br />

HOME KILL<br />

MEAT PROCESSING<br />

MEAT2U.NZ<br />

3<strong>13</strong> 0022<br />

2466978<br />

For Hire<br />

PORTABLE<br />

yards &loading ramp for<br />

hire. Phone 027 540 0027.<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 />

2312759<br />

Ph 0800 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

Garage Sales<br />

9AM -1PM SATURDAY<br />

15th <strong>October</strong>, 34 Bush St,<br />

Rangiora. All sorts of<br />

household goods available.<br />

MONSTER,<br />

garage sale, Saturday 15th<br />

<strong>October</strong>, 8am - 2pm, 4<br />

Luxton Place, Rangiora.<br />

Tools, Newel posts, Xmas<br />

decorations & various<br />

household goods.<br />

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