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Thursday,<strong>December</strong>8,<strong>2022</strong> | Issue1025 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Father Christmas welcomed to Kaiapoi<br />

Ho Ho Ho ... Specialguest, Father Christmas, arrives in Kaiapoi during the Kaiapoi Toyota Christmas Parade last Saturday. The town put on afestive day of fun, and activities for all<br />

ages to enjoy.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Waipara landowners fear for their safety<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Threatening and dangerous behaviour<br />

by 4WD users along parts of the Waipara<br />

River has landowners fearing for their<br />

safety.<br />

At ameeting, called by the police<br />

recently, concerned landowners spoke<br />

out about damage to farm property,<br />

fires, firearms, drugs, large convoys of<br />

often oversized, noisy and modified<br />

4WD vehicles along the river, ATVs,<br />

drunk driving, night time activity,<br />

rubbish being left in the river bed along<br />

with human faeces, illegal camping,<br />

poaching and trespassing.<br />

They also cited instances of<br />

landowners being abused, assaulted and<br />

threatened.<br />

They said police enforcement was<br />

needed if anything is to change.<br />

The area of most concern is asection<br />

of the river north of the State Highway 1<br />

bridge which is on private property.<br />

The trouble caused by some by 4WDs<br />

and ATVs prompted Police to call the<br />

meeting with landowners and<br />

stakeholders, including representatives<br />

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from Hurunui District Council, Waipara<br />

Rivercare Group, some landowners, and<br />

arepresentative of combined 4WD<br />

clubs.<br />

Facilitator of the Waipara Rivercare<br />

Group Rima Herber who is also the<br />

council’s water and land co­ordinator<br />

chaired the meeting said 4WD club<br />

members were not the problem.<br />

It was illegal use of 4WD by others on<br />

the river that was of concern.<br />

Ms Herber said landowners unable to<br />

attend the meeting had emailed<br />

examples of the abuse and threatening<br />

behaviour they had suffered.<br />

‘‘They said people drive up the river<br />

in the middle of the night and return<br />

hours later, leaving them sleepless with<br />

worry about what they are getting up to<br />

on private land,’’ she said.<br />

One area of particular concern is<br />

north of Stringers Bridge which is all<br />

private land and can only to be accessed<br />

on the first weekend of the month and<br />

only in road­legal vehicles, as agreed to<br />

in the Waipara River Management<br />

Strategy.<br />

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Reckless Crate Day behaviour<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The reckless behaviour of 4WD<br />

enthusiasts celebratingCrate Day along<br />

the Ashley­Rakahuri River was‘‘glaringly<br />

predictable and disappointing’’, the<br />

Ashley­Rakahuri RivercareGroupsays.<br />

The Ashley­Rakahuri RegionalPark has<br />

become afavourite meetingplace for 4WD<br />

owners on Crate Day, whichisan<br />

unofficialbeer­drinkingday in New<br />

Zealand celebratedonthe firstSaturday of<br />

<strong>December</strong>.<br />

Last year, 4WD owners ignored signs<br />

warning against driving their vehicles<br />

alongthe riverbed on CrateDay and they<br />

caused significant damage to the nesting<br />

grounds of critically endangered native<br />

birds.<br />

This yearmore signs and visual barriers<br />

were erectedbyEnvironment <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

the Department of Conservation (DOC),<br />

Police encourage reporting<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘Thoseatthe meeting discussed<br />

whetherthis strategy and its rules and<br />

guidelines are still fit for purpose. This<br />

will be looked at in the coming year,<br />

including how to protectthe complex<br />

and precious nature of riverbeds as eco<br />

environments for fish and wildlife.’’<br />

It was agreed by those at the meeting<br />

including the police, that there needsto<br />

be more enforcementonthose breaking<br />

the rules,and people need to be<br />

reminded that riverbeds hold the same<br />

laws as aroad, meaning all vehicles<br />

must be road legal.<br />

Hurunuipolicesub area Supervisor<br />

Sergeant Rob Irvine said getting agrasp<br />

on the behaviour on the WaiparaRiver<br />

has been historically difficultto<br />

capture.<br />

He encouraged everyone to report it,<br />

so police can get aclearerpicture of<br />

exactlywhat behaviour is occurring<br />

where, and when.<br />

The recent approval to purchase a<br />

Police 4WD vehicle and the<br />

commitment of the police to workwith<br />

apart­time council ranger, meansa<br />

collective increased presence on the<br />

river.<br />

‘‘We encourage people to use the<br />

Rural Lookoutapp.<br />

‘‘It’s great for recordingincidences<br />

including everythingfrom disrespectful<br />

behaviour to trespassing and firearms<br />

use and alerts the policeimmediately,’’<br />

Mr Irvinesaid.<br />

Nuisance behaviour and breaches of<br />

the strategy rules can also be logged on<br />

the Snap Send Solve app and this will<br />

give council information on whether<br />

the strategy is working. Bothapps are<br />

the Waimakariri District Council andthe<br />

volunteer­based AshleyRakahuri<br />

Rivercare Group in areasofthe river<br />

known to be important nestingareas.DOC<br />

also put up barrier signs around identified<br />

nesting sitesinthe upperAshley.<br />

The signs made it clear ‘‘critically<br />

endangered native birds nestonthis<br />

riverbed fromSeptembertoFebruary. It is<br />

an offence under the Wildlife Act to<br />

disturb wildlife and those doing so can<br />

face amaximumpenaltyoftwo years<br />

imprisonmentand/or a$100,000 fine’’.<br />

The Ashley­Rakahuri Rivercare Group<br />

also madeapleaonits Facebook page<br />

beforeCrate Day askingparticipants to<br />

stay off the river.<br />

But onceagainthe barriers, signsand<br />

politerequests havebeen ignored.<br />

``Drivers didn’t even glanceat<br />

Department of Conservation signs<br />

informingthem it is arestricted area<br />

River trek ... 4WDs head up the Waipara River.<br />

free to download and easy to use.<br />

The landowners present at the<br />

meeting were awarevehicle use on the<br />

riveriscommon at times, but agreed<br />

thatsticking to the strategy rules,<br />

ensuringriver usersabide by the law<br />

and seeingmore active enforcement of<br />

rules will create apositive change.<br />

Access signs on the WaiparaRiverare<br />

alsobeing renewed.<br />

‘‘Ifeveryonekept to the rules,<br />

landowners believe the feelingof<br />

during nesting season,” Ashley­Rakahuri<br />

Rivercare Groupmember Judith Hughey<br />

said.<br />

‘‘They did notrespondtoour plea, put<br />

out on Facebookand in othermedia, to<br />

givethe nesting birds achance and stay off<br />

the river.They sped up and down the<br />

river, in and out of thewater,asusual.<br />

Chicks wouldn’t have had time to get outof<br />

the way,’’she said.<br />

‘‘There is ahuge failure among the<br />

participantstorecognise that rivers are<br />

not one great playarea, but also theyare a<br />

habitatfor many species.’’<br />

Somebirds, such as the wrybill (ngutu<br />

pare) and the black­fronted tern<br />

(tarapirohe), only nest on the South<br />

Island’s braided rivers, Judith says.<br />

‘‘Atthe very least the group could<br />

acknowledge thatthe river is aliving<br />

space and stay off at nesting timebetween<br />

lateAugust and February.”<br />

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uneaseontheir own properties will<br />

reduce,’’MsHerbersaid.<br />

As an alternativetousing the Rural<br />

Lookout app, for anything urgent ring<br />

111, or for non­urgent situations, ring<br />

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Rural Lookout app: rurallookout.co.nz.<br />

Waipara River ManagementStrategy:<br />

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Snap Send Solve: hurunui.govt.nz/haveyour­say/reporting­an­issue/snap­sendsolve.<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Resolution sought to stand-off<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon will<br />

consider seeking Government<br />

intervention to resolve aconsent standoff<br />

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

The Waimakariri District Council is<br />

one of anumber of applicants unable to<br />

gain aresource consent due to changes<br />

to groundwater and stormwater<br />

management regulations.<br />

Areport to Tuesday’s (<strong>December</strong> 6)<br />

Waimakariri council meeting said it was<br />

due to ‘‘unintended consequences’’<br />

resulting from Plan Change 7tothe<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Land and Water Regional<br />

Plan and the recent Court of Appeal<br />

decision on awater bottling plant in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

The Waimakariri council applied for a<br />

resource consent last year to construct<br />

and operate astormwater management<br />

area at Mill Road, as part of the Ohoka<br />

Outline Development Plan, which was<br />

approved by the council in 2013.<br />

While staff presented an alternative<br />

plan to Tuesday’s council meeting, Mr<br />

Gordon said along term solution to the<br />

consenting deadlock was needed as<br />

development in the region would be<br />

impacted.<br />

Mr Gordon said he had met with<br />

Dan Gordon<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> and planned<br />

to raise the matter at the next Greater<br />

Christchurch Partnership meeting.<br />

‘‘This impacts on developments in our<br />

area and it has implications in other<br />

areas too, so we may need to look at<br />

3<br />

raising it at aministerial level.’’<br />

Council staff will work with Mill Road<br />

landowners to look at on­site<br />

stormwater management as an<br />

alternative.<br />

Three Waters manager Kalley<br />

Simpson said this would require each<br />

landowner to apply to withdraw from<br />

the Ohoka Outline Development Plan.<br />

‘‘It is disappointing we are in this<br />

situation, given the amount of work<br />

which has gone into it over anumber of<br />

years, but we need apragmatic way<br />

forward,’’ Mr Gordon said.<br />

Staff had also sought legal advise to<br />

see how the resource consent<br />

application could progressed.<br />

Comment has been sought from<br />

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

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Kate Valley under the spotlight<br />

The Kate Valley landfill, which<br />

opened in June 2005, came under the<br />

spotlight recently.<br />

Stafffrom Porirua City Council<br />

travelledsouth to studythe operation<br />

of the Kate Valley Landfill and Energy<br />

Park at Waipara— one of the latest<br />

visits by New Zealand council waste<br />

managers keen to learn about<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s landfill.<br />

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

Ltd (Transwaste), the landfill and<br />

energy park is ajoint venture between<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> councils, and Waste<br />

ManagementNZLimited.<br />

It was designed to the highest<br />

engineering and operatingstandards<br />

of the time, and has continued to be<br />

recognised as innovative and an<br />

exemplar for the industry.<br />

RangiLord, Regional Managerof<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Waste Serviceswho<br />

operate the KateValley Landfilland<br />

Energy Parkfor Transwaste,says ever<br />

sincethe landfill opened council and<br />

private sectorwaste managershave<br />

wanted to find out how <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

successfully managesits waste.<br />

‘‘Waste managers are interested in<br />

all the normallandfill activitiessuch<br />

as wastecompaction,daily cover and<br />

leachate management.<br />

‘‘Everyone managing alandfill<br />

wantstoensure theycompactwaste<br />

efficiently, preventwaste blowing<br />

away and leachateescaping, so we’ve<br />

plenty to show them,’’MrLord says.<br />

While the landfill is the core activity<br />

at Kate Valley, the methane gas<br />

producedbydecomposing organic<br />

waste in the landfill is extracted, and<br />

burned in gas­to­electricity<br />

generators.This preventsmethane, a<br />

greenhouse gas, fromentering the<br />

atmospherebyturning it into clean<br />

energy.<br />

However, Mr Lord says the<br />

fundamental difference betweenKate<br />

Valley and most other landfills, is the<br />

useofcontainerisedtransport and the<br />

useofaseparate fleet of 8x8 tipper<br />

trucks to emptythe bins in the landfill.<br />

‘‘The use of containerised transport,<br />

where waste is sealed inside the<br />

containers, provides asafe, clean and<br />

efficient operation,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘Road trucks neverenter the<br />

landfill.’’<br />

Mr Lordsays theysimply drop off a<br />

fullcontainer,and collect an empty<br />

container, withoutleavingthe sealed<br />

roadsurface.<br />

‘‘This keeps vehicles clean and<br />

ensuresafast turnaround.<br />

‘‘The full containers are unloaded at<br />

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which is safer,and allows much<br />

greater versatility of operations.<br />

‘‘It’s this aspect of our operations,<br />

which is unique in New Zealand, that<br />

regularly surprises and inspires<br />

visitors.’’<br />

Since it opened the Kate Valley<br />

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

earthquakes, and during the<br />

pandemic.<br />

Remaining open and operational<br />

has secured its place as aleading<br />

landfill in New Zealand.<br />

Gill CoxTranswaste Chairman says<br />

it’s gratifying to receive positive<br />

feedback fromvisitors about Kate<br />

Valley.<br />

‘‘While we’re focused on the smooth<br />

operation of the landfill, it takes a<br />

visitor to remind you that many of the<br />

aspects of Kate Valley, such as the<br />

public­private partnershipand<br />

containerised transport, aretruly<br />

innovative,’’ hesays. ‘‘The way we’re<br />

meeting our emissions obligations by<br />

capturing and destroying methane gas<br />

is yet another aspectofour operation<br />

that interestsvisitors.<br />

‘‘If sharingour experience and the<br />

lessons we’ve learnt inspires others,<br />

then we can be proudofhow<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> managesits waste.’’<br />

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4 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Fishing <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’spremier location<br />

Anglers in theLake Sumner area over the<br />

weekend were visited by Fish&Game<br />

Rangers,who wereout in forceover three<br />

days.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Fishand Game<br />

OfficerRichardCosgrovesaysthe Lake<br />

Sumner area is apremierfishinglocation<br />

in the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> region, therefore<br />

complianceischecked several timesa<br />

season.<br />

‘‘The fisheryisone of themore remote<br />

parts of the region,sothe anglers were<br />

harder to get to,but by using boats and<br />

regular vehiclepatrolling withabigger<br />

team,wewereable to contactover 30<br />

anglers overthe weekend,’’ he says.<br />

Theteamvisitedthe rivers surrounding<br />

Lake Sumner,Taylor and Loch Katrine<br />

andwalkedinto someofthe more remote<br />

areas.<br />

‘‘Although we haven’ttargetedthe area<br />

with as many Rangers in the past, the<br />

results from the weekend meansthat we<br />

will replicatethistechniquecombined<br />

with several lower­key visits over the<br />

summer.’’<br />

Mr Cosgrove says anglers reported<br />

plentiful numbers of fish in excellent<br />

condition,and thestill,calmconditions<br />

last Saturdaywere perfect for fishing.<br />

Mike Menolascino from Jackson Hole<br />

in Wyomingwas fishing withCantabrian<br />

Richard Sinke and ravedabout the<br />

condition of the fish in theupper Hurunui<br />

River.<br />

Over five trophy­sizedfish were caught<br />

andreleased by Menolascinoon<br />

Saturday.<br />

ForashorttimeonSunday morning,<br />

anglers at LakeTaylor weretreatedtoa<br />

unique sightwhere around20trouthad a<br />

feeding frenzyinthe shallows as the<br />

strong norwester windforced insectson<br />

to thewater for the trout to eat.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> anglersRichard Ballantyne<br />

andMartin Boyce battled thesewindsto<br />

tryand catch one of thefish that were<br />

Enticing ... Richard Ballantyne tries his hand at catching atrout feasting on insects —black silhouette on left­hand edge of frame —on<br />

the lake edge of Lake Taylor in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> last Sunday.<br />

PHOTO: RICHARD COSGROVE, NORTH CANTERBURY FISH AND GAME<br />

onlyafew metres offthe lake edge.<br />

Theydrewacrowd of mountain bikers<br />

watchingtheir effortsinthe testing<br />

conditions.<br />

Theonlyoffences detected werea<br />

couple of anglers not carrying their<br />

licences on them —itisarequirementfor<br />

anglerstohave their licence on them<br />

whenfishing.<br />

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Camping love affair celebration<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Along­term love affair will be<br />

celebrated with aspecial lunch<br />

at Gore Bay Camping Ground<br />

this Christmas.<br />

The <strong>December</strong> 28 lunch is<br />

beingheld forMargaret and<br />

Dennis (known as Tubby)<br />

Nicholls, of Bishopdale, who<br />

this year will have been<br />

holidayingatthe camping<br />

grounds for 60 consecutive<br />

years.<br />

The popular, fun­loving<br />

couple were married in<br />

August, 1962 and camped at the<br />

grounds for the first time<br />

together that Christmas.<br />

Before her marriage<br />

Margaret had enjoyed camping<br />

at Gore Bay withher sister,<br />

brother­inlaw and theirtwo<br />

children.<br />

She convinced Tubby it was<br />

the perfect place for them to<br />

spendtheir firstChristmas/<br />

New Year holiday together.<br />

Back then the camping<br />

ground facilitieswere ‘‘really<br />

basic’’.<br />

But the couple say the<br />

nearby beach,peaceful<br />

surroundings, great fishingfor<br />

crayfish and paua, and agood<br />

crowdofpeople, more than<br />

made up for thoseminor<br />

shortcomings.<br />

Life slows down at the<br />

camping ground wherethe<br />

options are relaxing, reading,<br />

swimming, surfing, fishing and<br />

looking forward to ‘‘wine<br />

o’clock’’, the dailyritual<br />

beginningpromptly at 4pm,<br />

when friends meet foranatter,<br />

afew laughsand wine, before<br />

their evening meal.<br />

‘‘That is the beauty of the<br />

place, you can relaxand enjoy<br />

life,’’ Margaret says.<br />

Margaret andTubbybegan<br />

campinglife at Gore Bay in ‘‘a<br />

9x9 tent’’, which worked wellat<br />

first, but once theyhad afamily<br />

they decided to upgrade the<br />

holidayaccommodation to the<br />

comfort of acaravan.<br />

Both of their sons, Daryl and<br />

Brent,are also big fans of Gore<br />

Bayand have continued the<br />

family tradition of Christmas/<br />

NewYear holidays at the<br />

camping groundsasadults.<br />

Althoughtherewere afew<br />

years when Margaret and<br />

Tubby did try to holiday<br />

elsewhere duringthe festive<br />

holidays,the boys vetoed the<br />

change.<br />

‘‘One yearwewent to<br />

Temuka and another year we<br />

went to Spring Creek, but the<br />

boys both said: ‘we don’tlikeit<br />

here, we wanttogotoGore<br />

Bay’, so off we went back to<br />

Gore Bay,’’ Margaret says.<br />

They stayatGore Bay for two<br />

weeks over Christmas and New<br />

Year but theircaravan<br />

remains at the campingground<br />

from NovemberuntilAprilso<br />

they can visit at other times<br />

duringthe year. The retired<br />

couple, who are now both 88,<br />

lovetravelling and havetoured<br />

all around New Zealand over<br />

theyears. They havealso<br />

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Australia, where Tubby was<br />

borninWoollongong.Margaret<br />

and Tubby are both looking<br />

forward to their camping<br />

anniversarylunch with family<br />

Christmas holiday celebration ... Margaret and Dennis (known as<br />

Tubby) Nicholls, of Bishopdale at the Gore Bay Camping Grounds<br />

where they will celebrate aspecial camping anniversary with family<br />

and friends on <strong>December</strong> 28.<br />

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and the many friends they have<br />

made at GoreBay over the<br />

years,including Rangiora<br />

couple, Sheryl and John<br />

Atkins, whomthey met in 1991.<br />

It will be aday of fun,<br />

laughter and reminiscingof<br />

happy daystogether.<br />

celebrated with fine food,<br />

including a‘‘yummy’’<br />

Christmas cakemade specially<br />

for the occasion by agood<br />

friend, Linda Cantwell, and, of<br />

course,aglass or two of wine.<br />

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6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

In the Electoratewith<br />

MattDoocey<br />

MP forWaimakariri<br />

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

Reflection, visits and<br />

ongoing challenges<br />

As we head towards the end of another<br />

challenging year for many, Iwould liketo<br />

take this opportunity to reflect on the past<br />

12 months.<br />

As local MP it is important for me to be<br />

as accessible as possible, and Ihave had<br />

the privilege of meetingmany of you<br />

throughoutthe year either in my<br />

constituent clinicsorout and about around<br />

the electorate.<br />

Ihope to meet manymore of you<br />

throughout2023.<br />

Ihave enjoyedhosting anumber of<br />

schools from Waimakariri in Wellington<br />

over the course of this year.<br />

It’s always fun to see somefamiliar<br />

youngfaces at the Beehive, and Ilove<br />

showing students fromWaimakariri<br />

around Parliament and giving them abit of<br />

arundown on how our electoral system<br />

works.<br />

Here’s hopingthe experience might<br />

even inspire afew local politicians of the<br />

future.<br />

As many of you will already be aware, I<br />

have teamed up withlocal residents Sandi<br />

and David McLeantolaunch apetition<br />

calling on Te Whatu Ora HealthNZtofasttrackWaimakariri’s<br />

after­hours health<br />

care facility.<br />

Considering it was due to open thisyear,<br />

it’s simply not good enoughtobetold by<br />

the Health Minister that the consentsare<br />

not eveninplace,and it is unlikely to open<br />

its doorsuntil 2025.<br />

Thoseresponsible are alltoo good at<br />

passing the buck, and all the while the<br />

community is being penalised.<br />

Families withyoungchildren or elderly<br />

parents are telling me theyhave had<br />

enoughofdriving intothe cityatall hours,<br />

especiallyinanemergency.<br />

With the waitinglists in Christchurch<br />

getting longer, and fuelprices<br />

skyrocketing,time is of the essence.<br />

We cannot sit by and watchasthis<br />

project gets dragged further out.<br />

Not only will an after­hourshealth care<br />

facility be great for localresidents who<br />

currentlyhave no option but to drive to<br />

Christchurch, but it willalso take the<br />

pressure of Christchurch’soverloaded<br />

system, and support all thelocal health<br />

care workers who live out here and would<br />

like to workclosertohome.<br />

If you wouldlike to signthe petition,<br />

head to my Facebook page for the link, or<br />

find it on change.org: https://www.change.<br />

org/p/fast­track­waimakariri­s­after­hourshealth­care­facility<br />

Lastlyitwouldn’t be <strong>December</strong> without<br />

afew Santa parades, and one of the<br />

pleasuresofbeing alocal MP is being able<br />

to don afestivejumperand take part in the<br />

parade.<br />

If Kaiapoi’s Christmas Carnival and<br />

Santa Paradewas anything to go by, people<br />

are embracing the chance to get out and<br />

enjoy abit of Christmas cheer.<br />

Ihope to see moreofyou at the Rangiora<br />

paradeinaweeks time.<br />

Finally, from my family to yours, wishing<br />

you amerry Christmas and ahappyNew<br />

Year. Ihope you all havethe chanceto<br />

spend timewith family, friends and all<br />

those that you love, as well as manage to<br />

find some time to do the things thatbring<br />

you peace and joy.<br />

Waimakariri<br />

Focus from Dan Gordon, Mayor<br />

Events bring people<br />

together at Christmas<br />

This is my favourite time of year.<br />

Ithinkwhat Ienjoythe mostis<br />

how many wonderful eventswehave<br />

on in our district –all designed to<br />

bringpeople together.<br />

Irecently attended the Outdoor<br />

Family Cinemaand Fireworks<br />

Spectacular, organisedbyRangiora<br />

Promotions, alongwith about2000<br />

otherpeople fromaround the<br />

district–what afantasticnight!<br />

It alsohighlightedtomethat the<br />

best way to enjoy fireworks is at<br />

well­organised public displays.<br />

All too often now fireworks are<br />

responsible for harm to people, pets,<br />

and property.<br />

We have recentlyhad our own<br />

experience of the damaging<br />

consequences of fireworks withthe<br />

Pegasus fire.<br />

Iknow it was avery worrying time<br />

for manyofthe residents in the<br />

Pegasus and Woodend area,and a<br />

tragedy that need not have occurred<br />

if fireworks were limited to public<br />

displays.<br />

The Christmas Celebration Night<br />

in the RangioraCBD was held on<br />

Friday night, and onceagainitwas a<br />

huge success.<br />

It is wonderful to see so many<br />

stalls, with localbusinesses,<br />

schools,organisations,and<br />

entertainersall comingtogether.<br />

It showcases to me justhow<br />

talented, diverse, and successful we<br />

are as adistrict.<br />

Iwould like to congratulatethe<br />

Kaiapoi Promotion Association for<br />

another fantasticKaiapoiCarnival,<br />

StreetMarket andSanta Parade,<br />

and also the PegasusResidents’<br />

Group for an enjoyable Christmasat<br />

the Lake celebration.<br />

These eventsare so much fun and<br />

Iknow are much­anticipatedfor<br />

families in the district.<br />

We also havethe Rangiora Santa<br />

Paradeand Christmas Party in the<br />

Park next weekend, and the Oxford<br />

Christmas Paradethe following<br />

weekend.<br />

So much to look forward to.<br />

Iwould also encourage you all to<br />

come into the Rangiora Service<br />

Centretocheckout the displays of<br />

Christmas trees on show as part of<br />

the Christmas Tree Festival<br />

organised by the Soroptimists of<br />

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

It’s apleasuretowalk through the<br />

doors in the morning and be greeted<br />

by so many stunning trees.<br />

Great work to all those businesses<br />

and organisations involved in<br />

decorating atree.<br />

On behalfofthe council, Iwould<br />

like to wish you all avery safe and<br />

happy Christmas andarelaxing New<br />

Year holiday period.<br />

Ihopethat however you celebrate,<br />

it is surroundedbythose who are<br />

closest to you.<br />

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Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

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Set 5:53am<br />

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Rise 5:43am<br />

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Best<br />

Times<br />

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Set 8:34am Rise 12:26am<br />

Set 9:37am<br />

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Best<br />

Times<br />

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

Waimakariri 5:40am 2.3 11:55am 0.7 6:25am 2.3 12:09am 0.6 7:09am 2.3 12:54am 0.6 7:52am 2.3 1:37am 0.7 8:35am 2.2 2:19am 0.7 9:18am 2.2 3:01am 0.7 10:00am 2.2 3:44am 0.8<br />

Mouth<br />

5:56pm 2.2<br />

6:42pm 2.1 12:40pm 0.7 7:28pm 2.1 1:24pm 0.7 8:14pm 2.1 2:07pm 0.7 9:00pm 2.1 2:50pm 0.7 9:45pm 2.1 3:33pm 0.8 10:28pm 2.1 4:17pm 0.8<br />

Amberley 5:40am 2.3 11:55am 0.7 6:25am 2.3 12:09am 0.6 7:09am 2.3 12:54am 0.6 7:52am 2.3 1:37am 0.7 8:35am 2.2 2:19am 0.7 9:18am 2.2 3:01am 0.7 10:00am 2.2 3:44am 0.8<br />

Beach<br />

5:56pm 2.2<br />

6:42pm 2.1 12:40pm 0.7 7:28pm 2.1 1:24pm 0.7 8:14pm 2.1 2:07pm 0.7 9:00pm 2.1 2:50pm 0.7 9:45pm 2.1 3:33pm 0.8 10:28pm 2.1 4:17pm 0.8<br />

5:49am 2.3<br />

6:34am 2.3 12:18am 0.6 7:18am 2.3 1:03am 0.6 8:01am 2.3 1:46am 0.7 8:44am 2.2 2:28am 0.7 9:27am 2.2 3:10am 0.7 10:09am 2.2 3:53am 0.8<br />

Motunau 6:05pm 2.2 12:04pm 0.7 6:51pm 2.1 12:49pm 0.7 7:37pm 2.1 1:33pm 0.7 8:23pm 2.1 2:16pm 0.7 9:09pm 2.1 2:59pm 0.7 9:54pm 2.1 3:42pm 0.8 10:37pm 2.1 4:26pm 0.8<br />

5:51am 2.3<br />

6:36am 2.3 12:20am 0.6 7:20am 2.3 1:05am 0.6 8:03am 2.3 1:48am 0.7 8:46am 2.2 2:30am 0.7 9:29am 2.2 3:12am 0.7 10:11am 2.2 3:55am 0.8<br />

Gore Bay 6:07pm 2.2 12:06pm 0.7 6:53pm 2.1 12:51pm 0.7 7:39pm 2.1 1:35pm 0.7 8:25pm 2.1 2:18pm 0.7 9:11pm 2.1 3:01pm 0.7 9:56pm 2.1 3:44pm 0.8 10:39pm 2.1 4:28pm 0.8<br />

5:45am 1.6<br />

6:31am 1.6 12:13am 0.3 7:16am 1.6 12:59am 0.3 7:59am 1.6 1:43am 0.4 8:42am 1.6 2:27am 0.4 9:24am 1.5 3:09am 0.4 10:07am 1.5 3:52am 0.4<br />

Kaikoura 6:07pm 1.5 12:02pm 0.3 6:54pm 1.4 12:49pm 0.3 7:40pm 1.4 1:35pm 0.4 8:25pm 1.4 2:19pm 0.4 9:09pm 1.4 3:03pm 0.4 9:53pm 1.4 3:46pm 0.4 10:36pm 1.4 4:29pm 0.4<br />

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Samantha Shepherd didn’t find Special<br />

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when she did it was life changing.<br />

Samantha, from Swannanoa, has<br />

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involved in the equestrian disciplines of<br />

the Special Olympics movement, and is<br />

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Olympics National Summer Games<br />

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<strong>December</strong> 8.<br />

More than 1000 Special Olympics<br />

athletes will compete in 10 sporting<br />

disciplines from <strong>December</strong> 8to12atthe<br />

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Zealand for the year.<br />

Throughout her childhood Samantha<br />

struggled to connect with her peers. She<br />

was hesitant to try new things, and in<br />

community sports she was left on the<br />

sideline and felt like she could not<br />

succeed.<br />

At the age of 15, she started training<br />

with Special Olympics in the equestrian<br />

discipline —the changes were<br />

immediate.<br />

Her mum Lisa says Samantha’s<br />

confidence and self­esteem grew, she<br />

made friends, and became anatural<br />

leader while relishing the joy and fun of<br />

Special Olympics.<br />

Samantha, now 18, is also off to the<br />

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June as one of two equestrians in the<br />

40­strong New Zealand team.<br />

She began her Special Olympic<br />

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initiatives.<br />

Over the last year, Freemasons have<br />

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lodges, on top of its partnership, to help<br />

transport to the games and other<br />

elements such as the closing ceremony.<br />

The National Summer Games has<br />

evolved to become one of the biggest<br />

sporting competitions in the country<br />

since the first National Games were<br />

held in 1985.<br />

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Executive Carolyn Young says the<br />

Games are the flagship four­yearly event<br />

and while it was disappointing for our<br />

athletes, coaches and volunteers that we<br />

had to postpone the event last year<br />

because of the pandemic, the additional<br />

year has given everyone the opportunity<br />

to catch up on training, undertake more<br />

fundraising and planning.<br />

Mayor of Hamilton Kirikiriroa, Paula<br />

Southgate, says athletes have put in alot<br />

Life changing ... Equestrian Samantha Shepherd has made giant strides since becoming<br />

involved with the Special Olympics movement.<br />

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of hard work to be get to Hamilton to<br />

compete.<br />

‘‘They are excited and so am I. Ilook<br />

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Over 600 volunteers, most of them<br />

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Alarge number of those volunteers<br />

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Zealand, who are the naming rights<br />

sponsor for the event, but also provide<br />

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fundraising expertise.<br />

‘‘For many of the athletes, the<br />

National Summer Games is one of the<br />

highlights of their life, so we want to<br />

make sure they are well looked after and<br />

have agreat experience,’’ Ms Young<br />

says.<br />

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11<br />

Fun display ... Lights on Bush Street in Rangiora. PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE Christmas spirit ... Santas, deer and elves all in alight display on Fergus Street in Kaiapoi.<br />

Homes lit up for Christmas in Nth Canty<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

They twinkle, they sparkle, they<br />

wiggle and move as they<br />

illuminate.<br />

They are the many Christmas<br />

light shows on display each<br />

year on fences and houses in<br />

the Waimakariri District for the<br />

enjoyment of everyone.<br />

Courtesy of Devlin Group<br />

Real Estate of Rangiora, their<br />

19th annual Christmas lights<br />

display has been visible for the<br />

past couple of weeks from<br />

around 8.30pm each night.<br />

To help people view these<br />

creative lighting displays,<br />

Devlin have again produced<br />

online via their Facebook site,<br />

an easy to use road map of all<br />

the interesting locations<br />

hosting aChristmas light show<br />

in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and<br />

Woodend.<br />

But they weren’t the only<br />

creative light show hosts on<br />

show in the evenings, the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong> went out and<br />

about to sample the delights<br />

and see who else was sharing<br />

the Christmas spirit with their<br />

lights.<br />

Gail and Tony in Pegasus took<br />

four weeks to set up their<br />

display and say theirs and a<br />

neighbours display just along<br />

the street have been attracting<br />

agood number of cars every<br />

night to Pegasus Boulevard in<br />

the small coastal community.<br />

Chester Street in Kaiapoi has<br />

been busy with four lights<br />

shows on display while there<br />

are 13 on offer in Rangiora.<br />

ENDOFYEARPLANTSALE!<br />

MONDAY 12 TH DECEMBER – FRIDAY 16 TH DECEMBER


NEWS<br />

12 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Landfill proposal causing resident concern<br />

By STAFF REPORTERS<br />

Concerns are growing over aproposal<br />

to develop aconstructionand<br />

demolition waste landfill at an existing<br />

quarrying operation at View Hill,west<br />

of Oxford.<br />

With submissions closing tomorrow,<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 9, on resource<br />

consents fromWoodstock Quarries,<br />

Facebook postshave been highlighting<br />

the proposal and urging people to<br />

submit.<br />

Concerns around leaching and<br />

contamination of groundwater and the<br />

Eyre River,which has its beginnings<br />

nearthe site,have been voiced,along<br />

withheavy truck movements on roads<br />

leading to the site at 513 Trig Road.<br />

The Oxford­Ohoka Community Board<br />

alsoinvited the public to its meeting<br />

lastnight(Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 7) to<br />

discuss the proposed landfill.<br />

The board says it is making<br />

submissionsand willberaising<br />

questions about the environmental and<br />

social impactsofthe proposal.<br />

Woodstock Quarries Ltd, whose sole<br />

director is DarrynShepherd, has<br />

applied to Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

and the Waimakariri District Council<br />

for resource consents to continue<br />

existing quarrying operations, and<br />

establish and operate the proposed<br />

landfill.<br />

The typeoffacilityproposedis<br />

classified as aClass1Landfill which is<br />

generally asite thatacceptsmunicipal<br />

solid waste,construction and<br />

demolition waste, some industrial<br />

wastes, contaminated soils and<br />

potentiallyhazardouswaste.<br />

The hazardousmaterialsaccepted by<br />

aClass 1Landfill can include nonfriable<br />

asbestos and asbestoscontaminated<br />

material (ACM),<br />

hazardous substances and radioactive<br />

material.<br />

The applicantproposes alining<br />

system,capping, stormwater<br />

management and leachate collection.<br />

While the applicant applied under the<br />

ResourceManagement Act (RMA) for a<br />

limited notification of their proposal to<br />

selected nearby stake holders,<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> (Ecan)<br />

decided to publicly notify the consents<br />

due to reportsstatingthe potential<br />

effects on the environment fromthe<br />

landfill were morethan minor.<br />

Landuse consentisalso being sought<br />

fromthe Waimakariri District Council.<br />

Submissions close tomorrow, Friday,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 9.<br />

Transport choices enhanced due to funding<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local democracy Reporter<br />

Government funding forcycleways<br />

willhelp improvetransport choicesfor<br />

Waimakaririresidents.<br />

The WaimakaririDistrict Council<br />

willreceivefundingfromthe<br />

Government’sTransport Choices<br />

package <strong>2022</strong>­24tohelpcomplete<br />

proposed cycle ways,includingthe<br />

shared pathwaylinking Kaiapoi and<br />

Woodend.<br />

Woodend­Sefton Community Board<br />

chairperson Shona Powell saysthe<br />

announcementisgood forthe<br />

environment, willhelp to improve<br />

safety andoffer moretransport<br />

choices.<br />

‘‘Ithas beenalong journey for<br />

everyone,but it has been so worthit.<br />

‘‘Itisall aboutchoiceand giving<br />

people choice about how theymove<br />

around.<br />

‘‘If we canstop some of thoseshort<br />

cartrips,itisgoing to makea<br />

difference.’’<br />

Thefunding will also help complete<br />

proposedshared pathwaysbetween<br />

Woodend andPegasus,aswellasin<br />

RangioralinkingRailway Roadand<br />

EllisRoad,and Ashley andPercival<br />

Streets.<br />

Buthow much of adifferenceitwill<br />

make, willdepend on thedesign, Ms<br />

Powellsays.<br />

‘‘TheWoodend to Pegasuspathway<br />

will takeabit of work for WakaKotahi<br />

to work out whattheyare goingtoput<br />

in placebecause it is State Highway 1<br />

andfor the council you’ve got the<br />

drainsand culverts.<br />

‘‘Andyou’vegot theissue, if it is only<br />

on one sideofthe road, howdopeople<br />

fromthe otherside gettoit?<br />

‘‘The keything is that it is safe,<br />

becauseifitisunsafe,people will not<br />

use it.’’The TransportChoices<br />

package is part of thegovernment’s<br />

Climate EmergencyResponseFund,<br />

with$350 millionallocated over the<br />

nexttwo years.<br />

It has been targetedatcycle<br />

networks,walkableneighbourhoods,<br />

‘‘greenand healthyschool travel’’and<br />

publictransport improvements, <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>­basedLabour ListMPDan<br />

Rosewarnesays.<br />

‘‘Deliveringonthese projects will<br />

helpaddress ourcurrent<br />

infrastructuredeficit while also<br />

meeting futureneeds caused by<br />

population growth andclimate<br />

change.’’<br />

Public interest journalism is funded<br />

by New Zealand on Air.<br />

Cycling safety ... Woodend School<br />

children may soon have the option of biking<br />

to high school in Kaiapoi thanks to<br />

Government funding for cycle ways. PHOTO: FILE


NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

13<br />

Dressed up fun ... Kaiapoi Garden Club members Margaret Maw (left) and Sandra Webster<br />

celebrating their 100th anniversary.<br />

PHOTO CHRISTINE WATTON<br />

Milestone celebrated<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The theme was the roaring 1920s and many<br />

of the 75 guests of the KaiapoiGarden Club<br />

came dressedfor the occasion.<br />

They were celebratingthe 100th<br />

anniversary of the formation of the club in<br />

November of 1922.<br />

‘‘Many people made abig effort to come<br />

dressed in periodcostumes,’’ said Kaiapoi<br />

Garden Club presidentColleenYoung.<br />

‘‘It all made for afun night which went<br />

off reallynicely,’’ she said.<br />

Colleen saysthe guestofhonour was Jo<br />

McCarroll, editor of the NZ Gardener<br />

Magazine,‘‘And she put it all into<br />

perspective recounting what was being<br />

written 75 years ago in her magazine. It<br />

was stillrelevant today whatwas<br />

happening back then, even about the<br />

threat of global warming which no­one<br />

wanted the hear about then.’’<br />

Colleen says the club came about<br />

because the then MayorofKaiapoi, JH<br />

Blackwell, soughtways to beautifythe<br />

smallruraltownship.<br />

‘‘He put the call out in June 1922and<br />

others took up the projectfounding the<br />

Kaiapoi Beautifying and Burgesses<br />

Association in November of the sameyear.<br />

‘‘Over the years thosefirstmembers<br />

helped establish many of the towns parks<br />

and gardens including the Scott Rose<br />

Garden in honourofthe ReverendW.B.<br />

Scottwho had done alot for the town,asa<br />

Methodist minister,Councillor, and as a<br />

founding member of the Beautifying<br />

Association.<br />

The Scott Rose Garden was built over<br />

the towns old dump site. ‘‘H. W. Trousselot,<br />

the first Chairman of the Kaiapoi<br />

Beautifyingand BurgessesAssociation,<br />

was responsible for Trousselot Park next<br />

door to the Scott RoseGarden.’’<br />

In 1923, it was decided to apply to the<br />

Waimakariri Harbour Board for sections<br />

in Charles Street to makeaminiature<br />

park.<br />

This was approvedthe following year,<br />

leased at acost of ashilling ayear. The<br />

ground was fenced, cleared, ploughed and<br />

sown for the first time in 1926,and an<br />

avenue of silverbirch trees planted along<br />

the road frontage.<br />

Colleen saysinterest in gardening was so<br />

greatthen thathalfthe towns adults –<br />

around 400 —registered theirinterest to<br />

help the newly formed society.<br />

She saysthe club has always fostered a<br />

greatinterestinmakingthe town streets<br />

and gardens look good and several of their<br />

members have been therefor many<br />

decades.<br />

Colleen joined over30yearsago.<br />

The club continues today with astrong<br />

following of both men and women.<br />

Welcome return<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The Mike PeroChristmas<br />

Celebration Night made awelcome<br />

return to RangioralastFriday<br />

evening.<br />

Alarge crowd attended the<br />

festivitiesinHigh Street,enjoying<br />

the chancetoshop, socialiseand be<br />

entertained,after thecancellationof<br />

lastyear’s event due to Covid­19.<br />

PartofHigh Streetwas closedoff<br />

to trafficfor the Rangiora<br />

Promotionsevent whichran from<br />

5pm to 8.30pm.<br />

There was alarge selectionof<br />

stallholders, andplenty of<br />

entertainment foryoung and the not<br />

so young.<br />

ManyHigh Streetretailers and<br />

cafes joinedinthe festivities by<br />

remaining open after their normal<br />

closing time.<br />

Livemusic,aStarQuesttalent<br />

show, activities forchildren,<br />

including achance to have aphoto<br />

taken withSantaClaus,street<br />

performersfrom theHartley School<br />

of Performing Arts,raffles, face<br />

painting, balloon twistsand a<br />

popular foodand drink truck zone,<br />

made for an enjoyable evening.<br />

Colourful, novelty, Christmasthemed<br />

clothing wasalso popular on<br />

thenight with many people attending<br />

theevent.<br />

RangioraPromotions business<br />

relationshipmanager, Karen<br />

Dugdale,said theassociationwas<br />

delighted withthe community<br />

support for Christmas Celebration<br />

Night.<br />

``It waslovely to seesomanyofthe<br />

localand widercommunityout and<br />

aboutsupportingour retailers and<br />

enjoyingthe market stallsaswell.<br />

‘‘Many peoplewere reconnecting<br />

with each other for the first timein<br />

months, andthe weather held, just,<br />

whichwas ablessing. Areally good<br />

night washad by all,’’ shesaid.<br />

Photos: Page33.<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

AT THE RACES<br />

Sunday 18th<br />

<strong>December</strong><br />

First Race 12.00pm<br />

Loads of entertainment for young and old including Santa,<br />

band, kid’s tote, B.Y.O. carparks only -Adult entry $10<br />

First race in the New Year<br />

Sunday 1 st January<br />

First race 1.00pm<br />

Quality Harness Racing action |Kid’s Bouncy Castle<br />

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NEWS<br />

14 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Floodprotection<br />

worksmeeting<br />

Learn more aboutflood anddrainageworks<br />

plannedinthe AshleyRakahuriand Sefton<br />

districts:<br />

• Twocommunity meetings<br />

• AshleyRiver /Rakahuri:<br />

Tuesday13<strong>December</strong> at 3pm<br />

• Sefton Town and Sefton-AshleyDrainage:<br />

Tuesday13<strong>December</strong> at 6pm<br />

• Both meetings at<br />

RangioraWar Memorial Building -24High Street.<br />

Ratepayers in the AshleyRakahuri River RatingDistrict,<br />

and the Sefton Town and Sefton-AshleyDrainage District<br />

areinvitedtotheseupcomingmeetings to have their sayon<br />

flood protection and land drainage for their properties, as<br />

we work towards improving ourresilience to flood events.<br />

Formoreinformation<br />

ecan.govt.nz/flood-worksorcalluson<br />

<strong>08</strong>00 324636<br />

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Marine centre mooted<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Kaikōura has aunique opportunityto<br />

become amarineeducation centre.<br />

The visionofdeveloping an<br />

international hub for marine research and<br />

education wasfloatedaspart of abusiness<br />

case to develop South Bay Harbour, which<br />

was adopted by the Kaikōura District<br />

Council in July.<br />

Chiefexecutive Will Doughty says<br />

Kaikōura is ‘‘incredibly fortunatetohave<br />

the marinelife it has’’.<br />

Amarine research centre couldopen up<br />

research into marine life, ecology and the<br />

localenvironment and bring New Zealand<br />

and internationalresearchers to town.<br />

‘‘There is plentytoconsider as the<br />

marine environmentplays such an<br />

important role in our localeconomy.<br />

‘‘We alsoneed to considerwhat happens<br />

if the whalesmove away and the impacts of<br />

warmer sea levels,sothere is multiple<br />

benefits.<br />

Kaikōura’sSabrinaLuecht says a<br />

marine education centreisneeded now.<br />

‘‘People comehere for the wildlife, but<br />

thereisnothing large scalewhere people<br />

can comeand learn more about the marine<br />

environmentorfor education.<br />

‘‘We needtobeabletohelp the animals,<br />

because without the marine life there is no<br />

tourism and Covid has shown that we can’t<br />

really rely on tourism on its own.<br />

‘‘We needlong term solutions, because<br />

the marinelife we have now may not<br />

always be therewith climate change.’’<br />

She saysafacility is needed where<br />

tourists or schoolgroups can come to learn<br />

aboutmarinelife, and where university<br />

students and researcherscan cometo<br />

studyKaikōura’s marine environment.<br />

But it did not need to be as sophisticated<br />

as whatisproposed in the South Bay<br />

business case,she says.<br />

It could be as simple as providing a<br />

building and aboat.<br />

Amarine education centre could<br />

provide much needed researchinto sea<br />

birdsand othermarinelife to better<br />

understand the challenges theyare facing.<br />

Many of those challenges to their<br />

survival havebeen caused either directly<br />

or indirectlybyhumans, meaning there is<br />

aresponsibilitytoact, Ms Luecht says.<br />

‘‘People would be surprised to see what<br />

is going on in the marine environment.<br />

‘‘Letnature takeits course is not an<br />

adequate response because 99 percentofit<br />

is due to human related causesand 90% of<br />

sea birds are threatenedwith extinction.’’<br />

Climate change, with increasedsea<br />

surface temperatures, is just one of the<br />

threats.<br />

Predators such as cats,dogs, rats and<br />

wild pigsare agrowing problem, while sea<br />

birds can be caught in nets and can<br />

mistake plastic pollutionfor food.<br />

For Hutton’s shearwaters, crash landing<br />

due to street lighting is amajor problem.<br />

Ms Luecht hopes efforts towards<br />

establishing adark sky reserve at<br />

Kaikōura will make adifference.<br />

Many of thesea birds are long lived, with<br />

gulls,oyster catchers and Hutton’s<br />

shearwaters thought to live for 30 yearsplus,<br />

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By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Two <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Department of<br />

Conservation (DOC) staff members, who<br />

are also trained firefighters, have been<br />

awarded the Australia National<br />

Emergency Medal.<br />

Wayne Beggs and Brian Taylor, who<br />

are based at DOC's Waimakariri District<br />

Office, in Rangiora, were among 27 New<br />

Zealand DOC staff, who were awarded<br />

the medals, in recognition of their work<br />

fighting the devastating Australian<br />

wildfires during the 2019­2020 summer.<br />

Hundreds of fires burnt across more<br />

than 14 million hectares of Australia<br />

during that time which was declared a<br />

national emergency.<br />

Wayne and Brian’s medals were<br />

presented by the Australian High<br />

Commissioner to New Zealand, Her<br />

Excellency Harinder Sidhu, at aspecial<br />

ceremony held in Christchurch early<br />

last month. The Australia National<br />

Emergency Medal is awarded by the<br />

Australian Government to individuals<br />

who have given sustained or significant<br />

service during an Australian national<br />

emergency.<br />

Wayne was based in Ballina, in<br />

northern New South Wales, for 21/2<br />

weeks during the fires, arriving on<br />

November 23, 2019.<br />

He and his team worked the 12­hour<br />

night shift, mainly doing back burns to<br />

protect properties from the fire. It was<br />

hot, smokey work with the added risk of<br />

death adders, one of Australia’s most<br />

venomous land snakes. But Wayne said<br />

he relished the opportunity to help.<br />

‘‘The fire­fighting was quite different<br />

to what we do in New Zealand because<br />

the Australians mostly use back burning<br />

to try and remove the fuel (vegetation)<br />

ahead of the fire front and to protect<br />

buildings ahead of the fire.<br />

‘‘So it was really good for our skills and<br />

experience working on these large and<br />

complex fires. It was also very rewarding<br />

work and the Australians we met were<br />

incredibly grateful to have our help and<br />

support from New Zealand.’’<br />

DOC National Fire Manager Aroha<br />

Hughes said the medals were an<br />

important acknowledgement from the<br />

Australian Government and staff were<br />

proud to receive them.<br />

‘‘While none of our firefighters do the<br />

work for this sort of recognition, it is<br />

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skilled and committed firefighters who<br />

do asuperb job responding to fires here<br />

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the ditch while also gaining some<br />

valuable experience they can use back<br />

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The DOC staff were part of alarger<br />

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LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTER<br />

Kaikōura has anew gamblingpolicy which<br />

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Councillors votedtoreduce the capon<br />

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meeting on Wednesday, November 30,<br />

following areview of the district’s<br />

gambling policy.<br />

Therewas just one class 4gaming venue<br />

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closed following the 2016 earthquake.<br />

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Mr Truesaid arelocationclause would<br />

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landlord’’.<br />

He said gambling at alicensed venue<br />

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gambling, whichwas almost impossible to<br />

regulate.<br />

‘‘Theamount of spendinginonline<br />

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tracking withinflationand population<br />

growth.’’<br />

Gaming machines wouldnot be<br />

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communityfacilities, policyplanner Kerry<br />

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The WaioraLinksCommunity Trustwas<br />

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support of theWaimakaririDistrict<br />

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organisations.<br />

The trust aims to support community<br />

wellbeing in the growing Woodend,<br />

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Aregularcommunitycuppahas been<br />

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needs.<br />

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outings or playing boardgames.<br />

WhileMsStephens provided baking,<br />

Rangiora’sHopeCommunityTrust<br />

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platters, New World Ravenswood<br />

sponsoredthe ham andsalads, and Satisfy<br />

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Ms Stephens says the idea for the name<br />

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week.<br />

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known about it from theoutsetand<br />

anything which helps to strengthen<br />

community is somethingIwill support.’’<br />

Waimakariri MP and Opposition Mental<br />

HealthSpokespersonMatt Doocey was<br />

invited to launch the new trust.<br />

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Waikari site for sculpture<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The end of the South Island's<br />

largest outdoor sculpture<br />

exhibition has led to the<br />

establishment of anew event in<br />

Waikari.<br />

When the final Sculpture on the<br />

Peninsula, at Loudon Farm on<br />

Banks Peninsula, was cancelled<br />

last Januarybecause of Covid­19<br />

pandemicrestrictions it was a<br />

huge disappointment for the<br />

participating artistsincluding<br />

Waikari’s Sam Mahon and Alison<br />

Erickson.<br />

‘‘Thereweall were with our<br />

work set up and no audienceto<br />

view it,’’ Sam says.<br />

‘‘Everyone was milling around<br />

wondering what to do next.’’<br />

Sculpture at The Mill Waikari is<br />

the answer they came up with.<br />

The exhibition, whichopened<br />

on Sunday, November 20 and runs<br />

until <strong>December</strong> 12, features the<br />

work of nine artists, Sam and<br />

Alison,Ashley Smith,Matt<br />

Williams, Tim Main, Tony<br />

O'Grady, Rory McDougall, Anna<br />

Dalzell, and ChrisReddington.<br />

It is being hostedbySam and<br />

Alison at their home in Waikari.<br />

‘‘What in the end we decided to<br />

do here is abit of adeparture<br />

from the usual garden partythat<br />

outdoorart seems to have<br />

become,’’ Sam says.<br />

During the opening of the<br />

exhibition one of New Zealand’s<br />

most pre­eminent sculptors,Bing<br />

Dawe, whose work focuses on the<br />

vulnerability of New Zealand’s<br />

native species, spoke withSam<br />

about art, how he defines it and<br />

how it has shaped his life.<br />

Anew website, themillwaikari.<br />

New exhibition ... Sam Mahon, of Waikari, is one of nine artists<br />

participating in Sculpture at The Mill Waikari, which opened on Sunday,<br />

November 20 and closes on Monday <strong>December</strong> 12.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

com, promoting the exhibition<br />

includes aseries of filmed<br />

interviews with each of the<br />

exhibitors and examples of their<br />

work.<br />

‘‘Attendance is free and if this<br />

first session is asuccess then we<br />

will expand the number of<br />

speakers and repeat the exercise<br />

in the autumn,’’ Sam says.<br />

The Sculpture at The Mill<br />

exhibition is open this weekend<br />

from 10am to 5pm,orweekdays by<br />

appointmentbyphoning Sam on:<br />

027 220 1691 or emailing him at<br />

sammahonart@gmail.com.<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

White Ribbon<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Afree publictalk promoting<br />

the elimination of violence<br />

against women was hosted by<br />

ZontaClub of Waimakariri in<br />

support of White Ribbon<br />

Day.<br />

The event was held at<br />

Rangiora’sWaimakariri<br />

Library last Friday, with two<br />

guestspeakers from Aviva,a<br />

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

organisation workingto<br />

supportfamilies and<br />

communities to live violence<br />

free.<br />

ZontaClub president<br />

Judith Pagetasked the<br />

audience to remember<br />

WhiteRibbon Day supporter<br />

Lesley Elliot who died last<br />

month, on November 20.<br />

Lesley established the<br />

Sophie ElliotFoundation<br />

and wrote two bookswith<br />

William J. O’Brien (Sophie’s<br />

Legacy and Loves Me Not:<br />

How To KeepRelationships<br />

Safe)afterher daughter<br />

Sophie was murdered by a<br />

former boyfriend in January<br />

20<strong>08</strong>.<br />

Aviva’s general manager of<br />

operations Gwenda<br />

Kendrew and support<br />

worker DylanWalls spoke<br />

abouttheirwork and the<br />

urgent needtoreduceNew<br />

Zealand’sshocking family<br />

violencefigures, which are<br />

the worst among the<br />

Organisationfor Economic<br />

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Development (OECD)<br />

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countries.<br />

Gwenda and Dylansaid<br />

theywished organisations<br />

suchasAviva werenot<br />

needed, but sadly family<br />

violencewas increasing.<br />

Gwenda spoke about the<br />

‘‘heartbreaking decadeof<br />

death’’ from January 1, 2011<br />

to October 16, 2021 during<br />

which timepolice figures<br />

show that 211 females were<br />

victimsofhomicide.<br />

‘‘Violence has no<br />

demographic.Anybody and<br />

everybodycan be affected by<br />

violence,’’ Gwenda said.<br />

Dylan, who grew up with<br />

family violence ,says he<br />

became involved withAviva<br />

becauseofhis own three<br />

beautiful children.<br />

‘‘Idon’t ever want my kids<br />

to be scared of me,’’ Dylan<br />

says.<br />

‘‘We shouldbeteaching<br />

ouryoung men to respect<br />

women, butweshould also<br />

be teaching our young<br />

women that theyare worthy<br />

of respect’’.<br />

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NEWS<br />

24 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Road safetyimprovements<br />

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

SH1 SaltwaterCreek<br />

to CamRiver,<br />

including Woodend<br />

We’vetalked to youinthe past<br />

about safety along this stretch<br />

of highway. Your feedback -<br />

along with ongoing technical<br />

investigations -has helped to<br />

shape our designs.<br />

We’d like to share these with you.<br />

Questions?Email us at<br />

safetynorthcanterbury@nzta.govt.nz<br />

Youcan see our plansand<br />

subscribe forupdates, by<br />

visiting our project webpageat:<br />

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north-canterbury-corridor<br />

Or,afterthe holidaybreak,<br />

pop in to our community<br />

information session -meet our<br />

project team and find out more:<br />

Thursday, 16 February 2023,<br />

between 3.30 and 6:00pm<br />

Woodend CommunityCentre,<br />

School Road, Woodend.<br />

Popular place ... Liz Van Berkel, co­owner of Rangiora’s new Bocky Boo Gelato shop, left,<br />

and Chloe De’Ath, had abusy day serving large numbers of customers gelato last Thursday.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Big licks of approval<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Anew gelato shop in Rangiora has been<br />

given big licks of approval with<br />

customers queueing out on to the street<br />

to buy the sweet treat.<br />

The queues began at 4pm last<br />

Wednesday when the Bocky Boo Gelato<br />

dessert cafe, on the corner of High St<br />

and Durham St, opened its doors to the<br />

public for the first time.<br />

With warm temperatures continuing<br />

the next day, on the first day of summer,<br />

there were more long queues outside the<br />

cafe.<br />

‘‘We have been very busy,’’ says coowner<br />

Josh van Berkel, apastor for the<br />

Activate Church in Christchurch, who<br />

owns the business with his wife, Liz van<br />

Berkel, achildren’s pastor at the church.<br />

The couple live in West Eyreton with<br />

their three children, Jessica, aged 12,<br />

Harrison, aged 11 and Darcy, aged nine,<br />

who are ‘‘over the moon’’ about the new<br />

family business.<br />

The cafe is the second Bocky Boo<br />

Gelato shop in New Zealand.<br />

The first was opened in Whangarei in<br />

2019 by aformer Rangiora couple, Chris<br />

and Ruth De’Ath, who are friends of Josh<br />

and Liz.<br />

‘‘I have been friends with Chris since<br />

we were teens,’’ Josh says.<br />

‘‘We visited them in Whangarei soon<br />

after they opened the first Bocky Boo<br />

Gelato cafe which is named after their<br />

youngest daughter, whose nickname is<br />

‘Bocky Boo’.<br />

‘‘I told Chris Ithought agelato cafe<br />

like this would go gangbusters in<br />

Rangiora,’’ Josh says.<br />

‘‘We really want to create afun place<br />

for families and friends to come as Chris<br />

and Ruth have done at their Bocky Boo<br />

in Whangarei.<br />

‘‘We want to compliment the<br />

restaurants and cafes in Rangiora not<br />

compete with them,’’ he said.<br />

The gelato cafe has 80 different<br />

flavours to choose from, including<br />

pavlova, caramel brownie, Marty’s mint<br />

choc, pure passion, and tiramisu to<br />

name some.<br />

Other sweet treats such as muffins,<br />

cookies and cake are also available, plus<br />

coffee and other beverages. The cafe is<br />

open from 10am until 10pm Monday to<br />

Sunday.<br />

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Abook detailing the life of Trudi<br />

Johnston and her popular weekly<br />

newspapercolumn Living with a<br />

BrainTumour which featured in The<br />

Star and the Oamaru Mail has<br />

proved popular with readers as it<br />

raises funds for Canteen.<br />

For almosttwo years, Trudi wrote<br />

adiary in The Star of her experience<br />

with cancer, unwavering in her<br />

determinationtoget somethingto<br />

printalmost everyweek,even<br />

during her toughesttimes.<br />

Each week the former St Kevin’s<br />

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very honestaccount of her journey,<br />

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Her parents Pat and Jockof<br />

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compelling book of herjourney,<br />

reprinting all her columnsand the<br />

letters of supportshe receivedfrom<br />

many people duringher journey.<br />

The 127 page journalhas been<br />

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and the proceedswill go towards<br />

supportingCanteen.<br />

Pat and Jock said theyhad been<br />

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the many messagesthey had<br />

received from people whoknew<br />

Trudi and hadread her columnin<br />

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Trudi startedwritingthe column<br />

in 2004,age 24.<br />

The Star editorBarry Clarke had<br />

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young person living with cancer to<br />

write abouttheirjourney.<br />

Trudi had beendiagnosed with a<br />

brain tumour,her second bout with<br />

cancer, and she was quicktoput her<br />

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Writing aweeklycolumnwas not<br />

an easy assignment.<br />

Mr Clarke warnedTrudithere<br />

would probably be times she would<br />

want to giveup, and if things got bad<br />

for her health­wise, she would need<br />

to be honest and straight with<br />

readers.<br />

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and sharedher journey ‘‘wartsand<br />

all’’ with readers of the two<br />

newspapers, inspiring so many<br />

peoplewith her courage,honesty<br />

and relentless positivity, Jock said.<br />

Trudi’s Diary:Living With ABrain<br />

Tumour is available online at<br />

trudijohnston.co.nz.


LIVE LINES<br />

Issue 213 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Irrigators and the network<br />

this summer<br />

With hot summer days fast approaching, we know<br />

that irrigation will become more utilised across our<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> network, supporting better growth in<br />

paddocks, providing more feed for various animals as well<br />

as facilitating better growing conditions for crops!<br />

As we drawnearer to summer,wehave seen an increasing<br />

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being closer than the required 4metre distance from lines<br />

and network equipment.<br />

If you operate an irrigator this summer, for your safety and<br />

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NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

33<br />

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NEWS<br />

34 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Excitement as Oxford School rebuild begins<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Work is finally under way on<br />

Oxford Area School’s rebuild,<br />

more than four years after<br />

funding was first announced.<br />

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the board of trustees has<br />

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and science block.<br />

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month, principal Mike Hart and<br />

the senior leadership team were<br />

busy moving out of the old<br />

administration building, ahead<br />

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‘‘The students are getting<br />

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saying ‘it looks really flash and<br />

modern’.<br />

‘‘Excitement is definitely<br />

building.’’<br />

The site is set to be cleared by<br />

the end of January, before the<br />

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opening for the new block.<br />

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2018 caught Mr Hart completely<br />

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been aslow process to get the<br />

building phase.<br />

‘‘It has ended up being more<br />

(than $10 million) because of the<br />

increase in costs.<br />

‘‘It is funded through the<br />

ministry and at this point there<br />

is no additional funds required<br />

from the school.’’<br />

The T­shaped building will<br />

house offices, alibrary and<br />

community space, and specialist<br />

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science block, as viewed from the courtyard, will bring the school into the<br />

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science, food technology and<br />

hospitality teaching spaces.<br />

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Tamarereti, which encapsulates<br />

significant constellations in the<br />

night sky including Orion and<br />

the Southern Cross.<br />

‘‘We already have the Orion<br />

constellation named in our<br />

school so we want to see how can<br />

get all of those constellations<br />

included in our new building,’’<br />

Mr Hart says.<br />

The reception area will have<br />

LED lighting in the ceiling to<br />

represent constellations, while<br />

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whetu (stars) pattern.<br />

The middle school (years 4to<br />

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block and building anew arts,<br />

music and drama block.<br />

Acourtyard will be left<br />

between the Te Waka O<br />

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proposed arts, music and drama block, with the Aotahi (Orion) middle<br />

school (years 4to8)block to the right, will provide amodern teaching<br />

environment.<br />

Tamarereti block and the<br />

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central focus for the school.<br />

‘‘When we have open days we<br />

need to take groups over to the<br />

observatory, because they can’t<br />

see it, so this will make it more<br />

visible,’’ Mr Hart says.<br />

‘‘It is still astrong and<br />

significant building within our<br />

school and it aligns really<br />

strongly with our connection to<br />

the night sky.’’<br />

The school has received some<br />

professional development<br />

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Wellington science educators<br />

Haritina Mogosanu and Sam<br />

Leske next year to help integrate<br />

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Sixdecadesofeffort to control<br />

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39<br />

Emptying the bucket helps mental wellness<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> farmerStu Dyer saysit’s<br />

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‘‘If you keep putting water intothe<br />

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the bucketoverflowsand then things turn<br />

to s…’’.<br />

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‘‘I lovethisevent. It’sgreat to supporta<br />

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‘‘She’s ahard slog.Iwas prettyhappy<br />

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‘‘Just having ayarn to them,and getting<br />

Done and dusted ... Stu Dyer after finishing Oxman.<br />

it off yourchest, makes you feelbetter.’’<br />

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‘‘There may be something that your<br />

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can implement yourselfonyour own farm<br />

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farmers.’’<br />

Farmingisajob that never stops, Stu<br />

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‘‘There is always somethingtodoand<br />

thatstress flowsontoyour family.’’<br />

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Astudy releasedin2020 by rural<br />

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includingfatigue,isolation and stress.<br />

‘‘Ifyou'vegot some activity in yourlife<br />

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off the farm, you tend to be morepositive,’’<br />

Spark says. ‘‘I believe in live well,farm<br />

well.Ifyou get your life in balance,you’re<br />

in afar better space to cope with all the<br />

things we faceasfarmers.’’<br />

Stu says they haven’t had any significant<br />

accidents on his farm,but he is aware of<br />

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‘‘Accidents can happen so easily on the<br />

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You wanttobeonthe ball and fresh all the<br />

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‘‘Whenyou are fatigued or under stress,<br />

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In 2021ACC accepted22,179 new claims<br />

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‘‘Farmers tend to be good at looking<br />

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Virginia Burton­Konia, fromthe ACC Levy<br />

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‘‘Weknow from the work Farmstrong<br />

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Stu saysthey applythe principles of<br />

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‘‘Werun afiveand two roster on our<br />

farmsoweare always ensuring that our<br />

teamisnot getting burned out. We keep<br />

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‘‘Ifwefindthat people are startingto<br />

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theminthe bud earlysothey don’t endup<br />

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track.’’<br />

Experience has helped Stu learnhow to<br />

prioritise his wellbeing.<br />

‘‘Myadvice is sleep is important,’’he<br />

says. ‘‘You need 7­8hours per night. If that<br />

means going to bed at 8pm then you need<br />

to do it. Idefinitely notice whenIdon’t get<br />

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‘‘Eatinggood food is alsosokey. People<br />

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right food in to be able to workhard as<br />

farmers. Getting off the farmhas worked<br />

wellfor me as well –you needthat timeto<br />

refresh.’’<br />

Farmstrong’s Five Ways to Wellbeing<br />

Staying connected with mates<br />

Keeping active<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Velvet goes head-to-head<br />

BY ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

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commercial class for heads of<br />

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Results were:<br />

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and 3. Craig and Shayne<br />

Cockburn 2.<br />

District Red: Boyd Slemint 1.<br />

Tony Barbe r 2, P Wightman 3.<br />

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and Shayne Cockburn 2 and 3.<br />

Commercial (light - under 5kg):<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Black, coloured sheep fleece sales strong<br />

By TIM CRONSHAW<br />

@Allied Press.co.nz<br />

41<br />

The black sheep of the familyisrunning<br />

up double digit returns for fleece salesas<br />

the strong wool market workstoget off its<br />

low base.<br />

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price of $20 akilogram, compared to<br />

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offering.<br />

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largerbreeders sending fleecetoJapan.<br />

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covered shearing expenses, with some<br />

breeders likeherselfspinning it into<br />

woollen balls and knitting garments.<br />

‘‘It’sflourishingand getting better<br />

known.Probably before it was the farmer’s<br />

wives who were gettingthe black fleeces.<br />

The younger generation haven’t even<br />

learned to knit andtheydon’t know about<br />

wool, so that’swho we’re tryingtoconnect<br />

with.’’<br />

Agood raw fleeceofabout three<br />

kilograms neededtobeskirtedproperly,<br />

as wool at the top and tail ends and around<br />

the legscould not be spun, shesaid.<br />

‘‘You will make two jumpers out of it,<br />

and ahome­spun jersey costs $300, so it<br />

works out quite economical whenyou look<br />

at it like that ...<br />

‘‘It’sahobby industry.’’<br />

Mrs Fairlesssaid coloured sheep<br />

breeder numbers had been shrinkingasa<br />

resultofageing members stepping away<br />

from activebreeding and farms being sold.<br />

The association was keen to bring in<br />

younger recruits, she said.<br />

‘‘We’ve got newmembers, but it’s hard to<br />

get newpeople withland and room to grow<br />

sheep.We’vehad commercial ones with<br />

200­300 black andcolouredsheep. But<br />

most of themare on 10 acresand can<br />

handle20sheep.We’re trying to get to the<br />

peoplewho have afew acres.’’<br />

The associationisholding an open day<br />

at colouredMerino,Corriedale and<br />

Romneybreeders Leo and Karen<br />

Ponsonby’ssmall farm near Rollestonat<br />

155 Burnham SchoolRdon November 20.<br />

Members will carry out demonstrations<br />

of spinning, knitting and crocheting, and<br />

colouredsheepwill be on view withfleece<br />

for sale.<br />

Mrs Fairlesssaid members had awealth<br />

of knowledge on breeding coloured sheep<br />

and couldexplain to newcomers whata<br />

good quality fleeceshould look and feel<br />

like.<br />

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micron levels, the feelofthe fleece and<br />

overall fleece quality.<br />

Colouredfleece ranged from16microns<br />

fromMerinos to strongerwool breeds such<br />

as English Leicesterand Lincoln, she said.<br />

Mrs Fairlessand herhusband, Derek,<br />

had alargelifestyle block in Banks<br />

Peninsula’s Puaha Valley, but havedownsized<br />

their base and flock of 20 coloured<br />

romneysaftershifting to asmall<br />

landholding of less than 1ha in Cooptown,<br />

nearLittle River.<br />

‘‘When we lived up there it was justafter<br />

Ileft workand saw an article about<br />

colouredsheep.<br />

‘‘I had been spinning before, justwhite<br />

wool, and Derek said ‘why don’t you join<br />

them?’ They were having afieldday over<br />

herewith awoman who had Lincolns,soI<br />

joinedupand have been doing it ever<br />

since.<br />

‘‘The people keep you comingback and<br />

I’ve alwaysliked sheepand always wanted<br />

to be on afarm.’<br />

The original Romneys becametoo old<br />

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bloodlines. Two of them are fromawhite<br />

Romneyflock fromanearbycommercial<br />

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Another pairare bottle­fed lambsfrom a<br />

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being amorrit(brown) Corriedale which<br />

produces ashort finefleece of 2.5kg and<br />

the otherahalf­and­half spotty Romney.<br />

Tendingacoloured flock has the same<br />

challenges as acommercial one, and awet<br />

winterhas resulted in one fleecegrowing<br />

long and tight fromthe wool being matted<br />

on their backs —but thisdoesnot daunt<br />

her.<br />

‘‘I just enjoyhaving the sheep. I’ve just<br />

had alesson in weaving so that’s my next<br />

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fleece, she gives themadose of cider<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Hard work pays off for Rangiora sailor<br />

Hours of hard work paid off over the<br />

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Tacking dual ... Cadence Grindley­Jones<br />

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Croft (15), of Geraldine.<br />

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Proudly supporting sport<br />

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

One-day cricket<br />

format begins<br />

CRICKET<br />

Countrycricket swung into the sports<br />

shortest format at the weekend,with<br />

theone­day competition frontrunners<br />

continuing their form in the<br />

T20s.<br />

However, there was alsoararewin<br />

forseason­strugglers Oxford­<br />

Southbrook.<br />

Two roundsofthe <strong>2022</strong>/23<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Country T20 competition<br />

were played at Ohoka’s showpiece<br />

Mandeville Sports Centre on<br />

Saturday.<br />

It may have been anervy, tight<br />

victory for the Oxford­Southbrook<br />

combined side over the Cheviot<br />

Magpies,but it must have tasted<br />

especiallysweet.<br />

Batting first,Ox­Brook notched<br />

133/5 in their allotted 20 overs, with<br />

mainstay DavidFulton again leading<br />

the way with 46.<br />

Fulton was well­backed through<br />

some lusty late hitting by Gus Mowat<br />

(25 runs off12balls) andLuke<br />

Waghorn (21 off 9).<br />

Opening bowler Arshdeep Singh’s<br />

wicked swing got Oxford­Southbrook<br />

off to agreatstart,knocking off both<br />

openers cheaply before Angus Sidey<br />

took charge of the Cheviot chase.<br />

Sidey’s unbeaten 48 off just 34 balls<br />

took the game into the last over but<br />

Oxford­Southbrook held its nerve to<br />

claim its firstwin of theseason.<br />

However, its luck ranoutinits<br />

second match.Itsuffered aheavy<br />

eight­wicket defeat to in­form Sefton<br />

which went away with twowinson<br />

theday.<br />

There werealsodouble victories<br />

forWeedons on the backofseveral<br />

very usefulpersonalperformances.<br />

The stand­out effort of the round<br />

thoughbelonged to Ethan Booth.<br />

Batting at number 6for Leeston­<br />

Southbridge againstDarfield, Booth<br />

smashed an incredible, unbeaten 62<br />

off just 26 balls, in aswashbuckling<br />

innings that included seven sixes.<br />

Short scorecards<br />

Oxford­Southbrook 133/5 (D Fulton<br />

46, SFleming 32, GMowat25, L<br />

Waghorn 21; JFitzpatrick2/15) beat<br />

Cheviot131 /6 (A Sidey48no,C<br />

Cameron 29;ASingh2/8,CScott<br />

2/24).<br />

Oxford­Southbrook72(C Warner 3/6,<br />

HHowell 3/9, MSmith 2/17,M<br />

Campbell2/17) lost to Sefton 73/2 (A<br />

Wicket swing ... Arshdeep Singh got<br />

Oxford­Southbrook off to agood start,<br />

knocking off both openers.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Arora 31,MSmith 26no).<br />

Ohoka88/9(GMauger24;MSmith<br />

3/18, TWaller 2/14, HHowell 2/18)<br />

lost to Sefton 89/3 (L Taylor 40no).<br />

Weedons 126/5 (J Benton50no, S<br />

Clarke21; GAveyard 2/15,AGulati<br />

2/29) beat Peninsula­Harbour 90/9 (D<br />

Neal 44no; HD’Arcy 4/5, LRobinson<br />

2/11).<br />

Weedons 120/8(BNightingale 35,J<br />

Watson 31;CWebber3/18,EBooth<br />

2/24) beat Leeston­Southbridge 47(J<br />

Benton 4/9).<br />

Leeston­Southbridge157/9 (E Booth<br />

62no;LFoulkes 3/9,DBeatty2/19)<br />

beat Darfield119 (J Frew34, L<br />

Foulkes20; CWebber3/18,EBooth<br />

3/20).<br />

Learning forever ... Waimakariri District Council’s road safety co­ordinator Peter Daly (left)<br />

and new motorcycle learner licence holder Toma Niculescu, of Pegasus, talk about the next<br />

stage of Toma’s licence journey.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Continuingmotorcycle<br />

education important<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s road<br />

safety co­ordinator Peter Dalyisafirm<br />

believer in continuing education for<br />

motorcycleriders.<br />

The former motorcyclepoliceman<br />

and motorcycletrainer saysit’s very<br />

important forriders to continue to<br />

learnand develop boththeirriding<br />

and bike control skills evenifthey<br />

thinkthey have beendoingitcorrectly<br />

for years.<br />

‘‘We are encouraging participation<br />

in the RideForever courses because<br />

we want to make every motorcyclist in<br />

the Waimakariridistrict asafe rider,<br />

capable of making the correct choices<br />

in the many situations we face when<br />

riding on the roads today.’’<br />

The courses are available for new<br />

riders, Lplatetorestricted riders,<br />

thosewho havebeen riding<br />

continuously for years and more<br />

importantly, thosereturning to<br />

motorcycle riding after along layoff.<br />

‘‘Everyone can get betterand even<br />

MotoGPridershave coaches to help<br />

them ridebetter,’’ Peter says.<br />

Ride Forever is an ACC initiative,<br />

aimedatgiving riderssound<br />

informationand access to training, so<br />

they canmakebetter choices.<br />

Toma Niculescu, an IT professional<br />

of Pegasus,started the three step<br />

process to get his motorcyclelicence<br />

back in August when he boughthis first<br />

motorcycle.<br />

He wentonabasic handling course<br />

with instructors at 2Drive Safe before<br />

he tackled theBasicHandling Skills<br />

Test.Hethen appliedfor amotorcycle<br />

learners licence and passed the theory<br />

test to get his Lplate.<br />

‘‘Several weekends ago Iundertook<br />

the Ride Forever bronze courseand it<br />

was an excellent way to improve my<br />

skills with bikehandling and control.’’<br />

This is afull­day course that’s ideal<br />

for riders on aLearner licence or<br />

thoseonaClass6Restricted licence<br />

ridingLAMS­approved machines.<br />

Toma saiditispart of the<br />

competency­based training and<br />

assessment option for Lplate licence<br />

holders and it’s was agreat way to<br />

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‘‘It has also given me the confidence<br />

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Mr Daly says becoming confident<br />

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‘‘Riders needtobe confident on<br />

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NEWS<br />

46 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Gallery art tour celebrates achievements<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Achievements were celebrated duringan<br />

art tour at the Oxford Gallery toi o<br />

Waimakariri.<br />

The tour was heldlast Sunday afternoon,<br />

leadbyOxfordArts Trust chairwoman<br />

Areta Wilkinson.<br />

‘‘Oxford Galleryiscompleting our <strong>2022</strong><br />

exhibitionprogramme on ahigh note,’’<br />

Areta said.<br />

It welcomed the arrival of Guardian<br />

Angel 2007,bythe late Llew Summers, its<br />

first public sculpture on site.<br />

It also presented GrowingGold,painted<br />

in 1892byJohn Gibb, and recently donated<br />

to the Oxford Gallery by Mary Stronach<br />

Stratton (nee Paterson), agrand­daughter<br />

of Alexander StronachPaterson, the<br />

original purchaser of the painting.<br />

The art tourbeganwith an introduction<br />

to the Summer Show #8:Tauti Mai Welcome<br />

All,anannualgroup exhibitionheld ‘‘to<br />

gather, present and celebrateavibrant<br />

snapshot of diverse practices by creatives<br />

connected with our arts centre and the<br />

Waimakariri District’’,Aretasaid.<br />

‘‘Behind an exhibition likethis sitsour<br />

gallery team of volunteers and contractors.<br />

Iwould especially like to acknowledgeour<br />

kaimahi workersbehindthe sales desk,<br />

working on our finances, installing shows,<br />

grant writing, driving strategy and in<br />

governance roles.’’<br />

She also thanked the Waimakariri<br />

DistrictCouncil, ‘‘who have doubled their<br />

annual grant to supportour utilitycosts’’,<br />

and the Rata Foundation for 40 hoursof<br />

paidadministrationamonth, Creative<br />

Communities for supporting its public<br />

programmeand the Oxford­Ohoka<br />

Community Board for its support.<br />

‘‘The gallery has been slowly but<br />

strategically increasing its resilience,and<br />

we end the year in good shape thanksto<br />

everyone’s team effort.’’<br />

Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon<br />

Generous gift ... Growing Gold,an1892 painting by John Gibb, which was recently donated to the Oxford Gallery, was introduced to<br />

guests on Sunday afternoon.<br />

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

was invited to unveil GuardianAngel,<br />

which has beeninstalled outside the<br />

gallery in the parking area.<br />

The sculpture had been installed at<br />

Teddington’sLoudon Farm on Banks<br />

Peninsula, the venue for the former<br />

Sculptureonthe Park biennial event, for<br />

the last 14 years.<br />

But it has now beenloaned to Oxford<br />

Gallery toi oWaimakariri by Llew<br />

Summers’ son,Daniel, asculptor, wholives<br />

in Oxford and is alsofarm manager at<br />

Loudon Farm.<br />

Daniel offered to loan Guardian Angel to<br />

the gallery because he feltitneededa<br />

‘‘piece of outdoor sculpture’’.<br />

GuardianAngel is an imposing,<br />

confrontingpiece of artwork.<br />

Dan Gordon said being given the<br />

opportunity to unveil GuardianAngel was a<br />

specialday for him. He was amember of<br />

the OxfordArts Trustuntil about five years<br />

ago,and partofthe trustees' original vision<br />

for the gallery was to have outdoor art.<br />

Imposing art work ... Daniel Summers, of Oxford, admires Guardian Angel,asculpture<br />

by the late Llew Summers, which he has loaned to the Oxford Gallery.<br />

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Rangiora’spast captured<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Rangiora’s past has been<br />

captured in theRangiora<br />

Museum’slatest calendar.<br />

The museum, which operates<br />

out of aWaimakariri District<br />

Council­owned heritage<br />

building, is selling its 2023<br />

calendarasits annual<br />

fundraiser.<br />

The calendar features 13<br />

photosfromthe museum’s<br />

archives,which offer aglimpse<br />

of Rangiora’s past.<br />

Eachpagehas asmallimageof<br />

whatthe scene looks like today.<br />

‘‘Itisthe old andthe new,’’ says<br />

RangioraMuseum curatorAnn<br />

Jelfs.<br />

‘‘Wedid it severalyears ago<br />

and so we thought we woulddoit<br />

again. It means peoplecan walk<br />

along and seehow it has changed<br />

and in somecasesregret it has<br />

changed.<br />

‘‘And it willbring back some<br />

memories.’’<br />

The Temperance Hotel and<br />

Great <strong>North</strong>ern Restaurant in<br />

AlbertStreet,Rangiora, which<br />

was built around 1878,features<br />

on the front page.<br />

It is nowthe site of Luisetti<br />

Seeds.<br />

Aphoto of the Rangiora<br />

ReturnedServicesAssociation<br />

HallinVictoria Street,for the<br />

month of June, brings back<br />

specialmemories forMrs Jelfs.<br />

The RSAbuildinginthe<br />

photograph wasbuiltbyKeir and<br />

Thompson and wasopened by<br />

former Prime MinisterGeorge<br />

Forbes on March9,1940, butwas<br />

destroyed by firein1965.<br />

‘‘I wasdue to go to a21st on the<br />

Saturday night afterthe fire, so<br />

they hadtoringroundeveryone<br />

to let themknow thechangeof<br />

venue. You couldn’t put it up on<br />

Facebook in thosedays.’’<br />

Looking back ... Rangiora Museum curator Ann Jelfs admires the<br />

museum’s 2023 calendar.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

Mrs Jelfsalso remembers Edin<br />

Motors (<strong>December</strong>) which was<br />

locatedat17High Street and<br />

operated the school buses back<br />

in the day.<br />

August features the old Bank of<br />

New Zealandbuildingonthe<br />

corner of High and Ashley<br />

Streets, whichwas built in 1881.<br />

The manager’sresidence on<br />

the top floor waslaterrelocated<br />

to Good Streetand is now home<br />

to theRangiora Museum, while<br />

the rest of the building was<br />

demolishedin1967.<br />

Last year’s calendarsales<br />

weredown due to Covid,but Mrs<br />

Jelfs is hoping for afinancial<br />

boost thisyear.<br />

The calendars havebeen<br />

produced by RGrant Electrical<br />

and Wilson Print at no costtothe<br />

museum, meaning allofthe<br />

proceeds from the $15calendar<br />

sales will go to the museum.<br />

Calendars canbepurchased<br />

fromthe museum,which is open<br />

on Wednesdays and Sundays<br />

from1.30pmto4.30pm, andfrom<br />

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juxtaposed his digital paintings<br />

by pairing animals in unexpected<br />

places with surprising<br />

companions.<br />

Black and White shows a<br />

magpie sitting on ablack and<br />

white belted galloway cattle<br />

beast, nose to nose with apanda<br />

bear, on agrassy knoll, with an<br />

ocean background.<br />

It is acharming image and one<br />

of the best in this exhibition.<br />

Cabbage Tree Refuge, apair of<br />

digital paintings, is another eyecatcher.<br />

This work illustrates the story<br />

of alamb sheltering from astorm<br />

in ahollowed­out cabbage tree<br />

trunk which has anew shoot of<br />

growth sprouting sideways.<br />

In the second painting the lamb<br />

is now aewe with twin lambs and<br />

the shoot is ayoung cabbage tree<br />

providing aresting place for atui.<br />

It is story­telling with pictures of<br />

the highest quality.<br />

Hamish, who owns an<br />

illustrations business, PKME<br />

Innovations, grew up on ahill<br />

Quirky work ... Amberley digital artist Hamish Reid with his work Cabbage<br />

Tree Refuge during the opening of his Surf `N' Turf exhibition at the Art on<br />

the Quay Gallery in Kaiapoi last week.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

country farm in Omihi where the<br />

highest point overlooked the<br />

ocean.<br />

‘‘Tussocks were everywhere<br />

and the area was windswept and<br />

remote,’’ he says.<br />

His work in this exhibition is<br />

highly reflective of that<br />

experience.<br />

‘‘All my artwork begins with a<br />

kernel of an idea, or astory and<br />

this can be expanded to ahuge<br />

degree, often going through many<br />

iterations before the finished art<br />

can be born.<br />

‘‘Normally aconcept sketch will<br />

be drawn for acomposition and<br />

overall feel to gain ahandle on<br />

the illustration, and then<br />

backgrounds are painted with lots<br />

of reference material to work<br />

from.’’<br />

Surf `N' Turf runs at the gallery<br />

in Kaiapoi’s Ruataniwha Kaiapoi<br />

Civic Centre until January 11,<br />

2023.


What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Mayor Appointed to Local Government<br />

NZ Role<br />

Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon has been<br />

elected to anew role with Local Government New<br />

Zealand (LGNZ).<br />

Coming off the back of strong leadership and<br />

advocacy work around Three Waters, Mayor<br />

Gordon has been elected to chair Zone Five and<br />

represent the Zone on the National Council.<br />

Membership of LGNZ is divided into zones<br />

and sectors.<br />

Each council is amember of azone which<br />

represents the different geographical areas of<br />

New Zealand and is represented onthe National<br />

Council. Each council is also amember of one<br />

of four sector groups -metropolitan, regional,<br />

provincial or rural, which are represented on<br />

LGNZ's National Council.<br />

Zone Five is the geographic group and covers the<br />

South Island from the top of the island to the<br />

Waitaki River, and includes the West Coast.<br />

Mayor Gordon was nominated by Mayors to<br />

represent them on the Zone.<br />

“We know there are anumber of big issues<br />

coming up for our sector, including Resource<br />

Management Act (RMA) reform, the Future for<br />

Local Government report and of course<br />

Three Waters.<br />

“The proposed Three Waters reform has<br />

highlighted for us the need to ensure the voices<br />

of our communities and their concerns are heard<br />

and valued at the highest level. This is the only<br />

way we can have robust and informed discussions<br />

and ensure we are getting the best outcomes for<br />

our ratepayers.<br />

“I want to make sure LGNZ accurately represents<br />

the sector and the views of our ratepayers.<br />

The best way Ican do this is to have aseat at<br />

the table.<br />

“While this is a‘new role’, first and foremost to<br />

me is my responsibility to the residents of<br />

Waimakariri. In this role Iwill be able to ensure<br />

Waimakariri and <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s voice is heard and<br />

understood nationally.”<br />

Mayor Gordon says he will work to ensure that<br />

in future LGNZ stays close to its membership<br />

and that key issues and concerns are well<br />

communicated and understood.<br />

“I will always seekand understand the views of my<br />

Mayoral Colleagues in Zone Five and achievea<br />

mandatebeforeIrepresent thematNational Council.<br />

“What is paramount for meinthis new role is<br />

that LGNZ advocates for its members and the<br />

communities it represents accurately and doesn’t<br />

get hamstrung by cosy relationships with<br />

central government.”<br />

Mayor Gordon and the Waimakariri District Council<br />

have been leaders in advocating for abetter<br />

alternative tothe current Three Waters reform<br />

proposed by the Government.<br />

With aseat at the table of the National Council,<br />

Mayor Gordon says he will continue to drive home<br />

the message that the current reform is not what<br />

most councils and ratepayers want.<br />

SoroptimistChristmas Tree Festival Returns<br />

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas with the Soroptimist<br />

Christmas Tree Festival!<br />

The trees are now ondisplay in the Rangiora<br />

Service Centre. The trees have been decorated by<br />

schools, community organisations and businesses.<br />

Make awish at the wishing tree, remember a<br />

loved one on the remembrance tree or bring agift<br />

to be distributed to those in need.<br />

Vote for your favourite tree with agold coin, and<br />

all proceeds goto<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Plunket.<br />

Judging by votes will be counted on 15 <strong>December</strong>,<br />

and the festival closes on 16 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Have you signed up for<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Council <strong>News</strong>letter?<br />

To join visit:<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe<br />

NOTICE OF<br />

EXTRAORDINARY MEETING<br />

An extraordinary meeting of the<br />

Waimakariri District Council will be held<br />

at 9am onTuesday20<strong>December</strong><strong>2022</strong><br />

in the Council Chamber,<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

The following business will be considered:<br />

•Adoption of the Annual Report<br />

2021-22<br />

Agendasare availabletwo workingdays<br />

before themeeting. Agendas,Minutes and<br />

audiorecordings formeetingscan be found<br />

on theCouncil’s website:<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

Sarah Nichols<br />

Governance Manager<br />

Summer<br />

Reading<br />

Challenge<br />

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

Challenge yourself to read up<br />

to fivebooks and completeup<br />

to fivebook related challenges<br />

over thesummer,and youcould<br />

win one of threeprizepacks!<br />

Find Out More<br />

waimakaririlibraries.com<br />

ARE YOUR DOG’S<br />

DETAILS UP-TO-DATE?<br />

Summer holidays are just around the<br />

corner, so it’s agreat time to check<br />

your details are up-to-date.<br />

• Have your contact or address details changed?<br />

• Have you got anew dog, or has afurry friend<br />

passed away?<br />

• Was your dog desexed or microchipped in the<br />

last year?<br />

• Are you new to the district and have a<br />

registration to transfer?<br />

If you answered yes toany ofthose questions,<br />

you’ll need to let usknow.<br />

Ensuring your dog ismicrochipped,<br />

wearing acurrent registration<br />

tag and your contact details are<br />

up-to-date makes it easier forus<br />

to return your dog home if lost.<br />

Fill in aform at Dogs Online<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/dogs<br />

email office@wmk.govt.nz<br />

or call into any Council<br />

service centre.


Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

KEF Ltd has made<br />

application to the district<br />

licensing committee at<br />

Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of aOnLicence in respect<br />

of the premises situated at<br />

Shop 6, Conway Lane, 176<br />

High St, Rangiora 7400<br />

known as Fools of Desire<br />

Cafe.<br />

The general nature of<br />

the business conducted<br />

(or to be conducted) under<br />

the licence is Cafe.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

sold under the licence are<br />

Monday to Sunday <strong>08</strong>00 to<br />

2300.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of the<br />

licence may, not later than<br />

15 working days after the<br />

date of the publication of this<br />

notice, fileanotice in writing<br />

of the objection with the<br />

Secretary of the Waimakariri<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora 7440 or email to<br />

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

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than a matter specified in<br />

section 131 of the sale and<br />

suply of alcohol act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication of<br />

this notice.<br />

2540068v1<br />

There’s a<br />

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Situations Vacant<br />

Earthworks –Excavator /Bulldozer Operator<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>Waste Services provides<br />

waste disposal services in <strong>Canterbury</strong>and<br />

operates the landfill near Amberley /<br />

Waipara.<br />

We are seeking afit, versatile team player,<br />

with heavy plant experience, specifically<br />

excavator operation for finishing works<br />

and bulldozer operations, for civil<br />

construction works associated with the<br />

landfill operations.<br />

If you are an experienced multi-skilled operator,then we would like to hear from you.<br />

Youwill need the following attributes:<br />

• Haveexperience ideally in the operation of the following machineryExcavator /Bulldozer<br />

/Grader /ADT /Loader.<br />

• Possessappropriate licences to operate heavy machinery<br />

–Classes 1&4, and WTR preferred.<br />

• Bephysically fit.<br />

• Bereliable and trustworthy.<br />

• Have initiative and apositive attitude.<br />

• Have awillingness to learn.<br />

• Enjoy working as partofaproductive team.<br />

• Possessacurrent car driver’s licence.<br />

• The ability and willingness to work within the variable<br />

timeframes required by the CWS operation.<br />

To obtain an application formand job description, please contact:<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>Waste Services<br />

PO Box 142, Amberley 7441<br />

Attention: Linda Chandler<br />

or email: lindac@cws.co.nz or telephone03359 1800<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>Waste Services has aZeroTolerance todrugs and alcohol in the workplace and<br />

undertakes pre employment and random testing.<br />

2312759<br />

Cars Wanted<br />

CASH 4CARS<br />

and 4WD'S<br />

Phone<br />

Automotive<br />

Parts<br />

03 313 7216<br />

CARS, vans, 4WD’s<br />

wanted for dismantling or<br />

repair. Phone 027 258<br />

8366.<br />

FALCONS &<br />

COMMODORES<br />

WANTED<br />

Suitable for<br />

dismantling or repairs<br />

Ph 313 7216<br />

2412522<br />

For Lease<br />

13/6 Cone Street, Rangiora.<br />

Ground floor $250pw<br />

includes Opex & gst. Ph<br />

Brett 027 688 8<strong>08</strong>4.<br />

For Hire<br />

PORTABLE CATTLE<br />

yards &loading ramp for<br />

hire. Phone 027 540 0027.<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

ARECORDS AND HI-FI<br />

gear wanted, excellent<br />

prices paid. — Pennylane<br />

Records, open 7days or we<br />

can come to you 03-366-3278.<br />

PRE 2000'S vehicles,<br />

mopeds, motorbikes for<br />

resurrection and restoration,<br />

not wrecking.<br />

Anything considered.<br />

Please ph 020 4016 3302.<br />

$$$<br />

Amalgamated Scrap Metal<br />

Ltd. Specialists in farm<br />

machineryand farm clean<br />

ups, old vehicles etc.<br />

100% locally owned.<br />

Ph <strong>08</strong>00 030 712 or<br />

027 695 0480.<br />

For Sale<br />

JOHNSON 6Seahorse on<br />

stand with wheels, $250,<br />

Bradley electric smoker<br />

$800, Ramset drill $100.<br />

Phone 03 327 3777.<br />

TRULUX Glass house,<br />

new 1800x1200. Please<br />

phone 310 7638.<br />

WE NEED YOU!<br />

Deliverers required<br />

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

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

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

Tofind out more,<br />

contact:<br />

Mark Kelly<br />

South Island Distribution Manager<br />

P: 029 983 2293<br />

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

Livestock<br />

HOME KILL<br />

MEAT PROCESSING<br />

MEAT2U.NZ<br />

313 0022<br />

2466978<br />

Garage Sales<br />

14 GOODWIN ST, off<br />

<strong>North</strong>brook Rd. Saturday<br />

10th <strong>December</strong>, 8.30am -<br />

12noon. Household goods,<br />

artwork, ladies clothes,<br />

books, garden goods etc.<br />

Personal<br />

GENT single, older &<br />

bolder, indep & LOO,<br />

seeks a modern lady to<br />

enjoy some Christmas and<br />

New Year cheer with.<br />

Don’t be on your own. Ph<br />

027 659 4425.<br />

Lost and Found<br />

LOST BLACK & silver<br />

garage door remote with 3<br />

keys attached. In Rangiora.<br />

If found please call 021 158<br />

9896.<br />

WaikariSchool<br />

Cleaner<br />

Required<br />

Waikari School is<br />

looking for acleaner<br />

to work 9hours per<br />

week including school<br />

holidays beginning<br />

Jan 23 rd 2023.<br />

The ideal candidate will<br />

be available to work<br />

after school (although<br />

this may be flexible).<br />

Contact the Principal<br />

on: 027 848 8857<br />

principal@waikari.<br />

school.co.nz<br />

for further information.<br />

253867<br />

2540361<br />

FARM and Vineyard<br />

workers required on farm<br />

outside Amberley. Part and<br />

full time positions, competitive<br />

rates offered. Call<br />

Ernest on 0275 881 442 or<br />

email ernestg@gladwines.com<br />

Situations Wanted<br />

MOVING? Ican help with<br />

cleaning &gardening, top<br />

job done. Phone Yvonne<br />

021 048 5923.<br />

2514148<br />

CLASSIFIED<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Are you retired, semi-retired and looking for part time work?<br />

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Do you have acurrent full driver’s licence and current transport?<br />

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The idea is to have anumber of flexible staff who can rotate through the role in our clean up team giving<br />

you the opportunity to earnextra money and still enjoy your well-deserved down time.<br />

Duties will include;<br />

• Tractor Driving<br />

• Mulch and Chipping operation<br />

• Minor repair work (fence/gate fixing etc)<br />

• Errand running<br />

• Traffic Management assistance (training provided)<br />

• Travel to our yard in Neeves Road to startwork.<br />

WANTED<br />

Clean Up Team<br />

We can offerthe rightpeople<br />

• Competitive pay rate<br />

• Flexible hours to workthe daysthat you<br />

are able<br />

• Work Vehicle<br />

• PPE, Clothing/wet weather gear provided<br />

• Onsite trainingand development.<br />

If this sound like you, email relevant information to clint@mtt.co.nz<br />

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

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

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CLASSIFIED<br />

54 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Production Forklift Driver<br />

McAlpines Limited, one of the leaders in the local<br />

Timber Industry, currently has aFull Time vacancy<br />

for aQualified /Experienced Forklift Driver in our<br />

Timber Processing area.<br />

This positionrequires aperson who has:<br />

•FEndorsement and acurrent OSH Approved<br />

Certificate<br />

•Self motivation, punctuality and reliability<br />

•Ability to use initiative and organise their day to<br />

ensure production is maintained<br />

•Ability to work as ateam member<br />

•Ability to work in confined areas<br />

•Demonstrate ability to work smoothly and<br />

safely.<br />

Previous work experience in the Timber Industry<br />

or driving larger forklifts with wide heavy loads is<br />

preferable.<br />

McAlpines have an active drug &alcohol policy in<br />

place,apre-employment drug test and medical will<br />

be required.<br />

If you are looking for anew challenge and want to<br />

join aprogressive Company,please apply in writing<br />

to: Production Forklift Driver Position, McAlpines<br />

Timber Limited, Private Bag 1003, Rangiora<br />

7440 or email: applications@mcalpines.co.nz<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

<strong>08</strong>00 661 244.<br />

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

arbour work, pruning, tree<br />

removal. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

ARBORIST qualified.<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

BUILDERS Father &son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads,<br />

no job too small. Check us<br />

out on fb. Amac Builders<br />

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEPS.<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

Accumulation of soot seriously<br />

affects performance.<br />

Latest rotary brush technology.<br />

Free moisture check<br />

on wood. Safety inspection.<br />

All work insured and guaranteed.<br />

From $80 single<br />

story. <strong>08</strong>00 SWEEPME or<br />

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

2536034<br />

HOMEKILL & Wild<br />

Game meat processing. Ph<br />

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

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 69<strong>08</strong>.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

Hay and<br />

Baleage<br />

making<br />

Conventional or<br />

round bales<br />

Full job or partjob<br />

2531832<br />

Ph 0274 782 925<br />

or 313 7938<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restoration,<br />

mouldy silcone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl <strong>08</strong>00 882 772.<br />

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

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER &INTERIOR<br />

plasterer matching &<br />

patching, no job too small,<br />

30 yrs exp. Please phone<br />

022 189 8294.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Plastering &Painting<br />

Services<br />

Locals with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2502479<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

Reporter–AshburtonCourier<br />

We arecurrently looking foraversatile reportertojoin our<br />

team at the AshburtonCourier.Allied Press Limited employs<br />

over 450 people on apermanentbasis across our 15 sites<br />

in the South Island. Weoperate across multiple media<br />

platforms (print, online,digital)delivering news, information<br />

and entertainmentthrough our various regional and city<br />

publications including the AshburtonCourier,<br />

TheStar (Christchurch) and the Otago Daily Times.<br />

Thesuccessful candidate will have:<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

meet regular deadlines<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

would be adistinctadvantage<br />

What we offer<br />

<br />

journalism skills<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Acopyofthe full position description can be found at<br />

<br />

welcomed and should be directedto:<br />

Daniel Tobin (Bureau Chief)<br />

daniel.tobin@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

If youthink this role is foryou,please prepareacovering<br />

letter and CV and apply via SEEK.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Phone<br />

021-267-4025.<br />

2362002<br />

027 216 0000<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

CRAIGS Trees<br />

(03) 327-4190<br />

TREE REMOVALS<br />

THINNING &PRUNING<br />

STUMPGRINDING<br />

FELLING &TOPPING<br />

FULLYINSURED<br />

QUALIFIED ARBORIST<br />

Free Quotes<br />

027 2299 454<br />

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz<br />

Trade &Services<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

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