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Thursday,<strong>January</strong><strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> | Issue1028 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Community service honoured<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Rosemary Ensorwas astonishedtobe<br />

awarded The Queen’s Service Medal for<br />

her services to the community.<br />

Mrs Ensor, who has livedinHanmer<br />

Springs for nearly 60 years, saysshe has<br />

‘‘pinched’’ herself every day,following her<br />

awardinthe New Year’s Honours.<br />

‘‘So manypeoplehaverung. It is just<br />

wonderful,’’ she says.<br />

Mrs Ensor is modestabout her<br />

achievements, sayingshe ‘‘suspects’’ she<br />

became involved in projects, clubs and<br />

organisations, because there was always<br />

something that needed doing.When the<br />

goinggot tough she never gave up.<br />

Reflecting on her service she<br />

acknowledges the wonderfulsupportof<br />

others, and says she was just happy to do<br />

things that neededdoing, and grateful for<br />

the drive that makes her want to organise<br />

things.<br />

She is particularlyproud of three<br />

achievements in the village ­the Forest<br />

Camp,anew library for the townand the<br />

Hanmer Springs Medical Centre,along<br />

with ahome for the doctortolivein.<br />

The ForestCamp, whichwas owned by<br />

the former New Zealand Forest Service,<br />

was ahuge undertaking some 30 years ago,<br />

with nearly all the hutsbeing removedand<br />

threelodges built ­one of whichbearsthe<br />

Ensorname.<br />

‘‘I msoproud of the time on the board.<br />

It was amazing,’’ Mrs Ensor, who has been<br />

chairofthe HanmerSprings Forest Camp<br />

Trustsince1987, says.<br />

Todayitprovides accommodationfor<br />

everyone,particularly schools for<br />

education, relaxation and recreation.<br />

‘‘It is aplace to stayweekends and enjoy.<br />

it is alsoawonderfulplacefor weddings<br />

and conferences,’’ she says.<br />

The library has also given hergreat joy.<br />

‘‘It is somethingItook personally<br />

because Ireally,really wanted to see a<br />

decent library,’’she says.Her late<br />

husband Peter, who was on the Hanmer<br />

Springs CommunityBoard, wasn’t<br />

interested.<br />

‘‘So Iapproachedthe councilinstead,<br />

and we now have abeautifulnew library.’’<br />

Her third achievement was amedical<br />

centre. The then Hurunui Mayor,the late<br />

John Chaffey, recognising the needfor<br />

Community service ... Rosemary Ensor of Hanmer Springs who was awarded The<br />

Queen’s Service in the New Year’s Honours.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

medical centres in the district, askedMrs<br />

Ensor to be on his health committee. Mrs<br />

Ensorinstigated the setting up of the<br />

Hanmer Springs Community Trust, on<br />

which sheserved 28 consecutive years,<br />

overseeing the Trust‘s process of<br />

purchasingand managing the Hanmer<br />

Springs Health Centre, and persuading<br />

thecouncil to back the project, along with<br />

ahouse for adoctor.<br />

‘‘I just quietly persevered.’’<br />

Mrs Ensor was alsothe President of the<br />

local PlunketGroup in 1964,holding the<br />

position for 13 years.<br />

She was secretary of the Hanmer<br />

SpringsSchool’s Committeefrom 1972<br />

until 1984, contributing to school<br />

activities, eventsand fundraisers. She was<br />

also amember of the Board of Trustees of<br />

AmuriArea School and an elected<br />

member of the <strong>Canterbury</strong>Education<br />

Board.<br />

She was President of the Hanmer<br />

Springs Pony Clubfor 17 years,later<br />

becoming the District Commissioner for<br />

the Hurunui PonyClub and <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

representative on the New ZealandPony<br />

Club committeeofmanagement for<br />

several years. She wrotearticles for the<br />

Horseand Pony Magazine for four years.<br />

She was elected as Chair of the Hanmer<br />

Springs Community Board in 2007, later<br />

serving as Deputy Chairbefore stepping<br />

down in 2019 after four terms.<br />

Mrs Ensorwas awarded aKiwibank<br />

LocalHero of the Yearaward in 2017.<br />

Tourists are<br />

returning to<br />

<strong>North</strong> Canty<br />

By DAVID HILL.<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s tourist towns are<br />

enjoyingasummer holiday boom.<br />

Kaikōura and Hanmer Springs enjoyed a<br />

busyChristmas holidayperiodastourists<br />

returned in large numbers, after morethan<br />

two years of Covid­19 disruptions.<br />

‘‘There has beenpeople everywhere and<br />

the roads are hellishly busy,’’ Kaikōura<br />

Mayor Craig Macklesays.<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black says there<br />

had beenstronginterestinthe alpine town<br />

of Hanmer Springs duringthe holiday<br />

period.<br />

Destination Kaikōura manager Lisa<br />

Bondsaid Kaikōura was booming, but staff<br />

recruitmentremained achallenge.<br />

‘‘Ithas been fantastic to see ‘No Vacancy’<br />

signs around townover the Christmas /<br />

New Year Holiday period.<br />

‘‘I have spokenwith afew local<br />

businesseswho have been verybusy with<br />

bothdomestic and international visitors<br />

during this periodwhich is great to see.’’<br />

Staff recruitmenthas been challengingin<br />

accommodation,activities, retail and<br />

hospitality, leaving many to put in some<br />

longhours,she says.<br />

Destination Kaikōura chairperson<br />

Lynette Buurman says it is goodtosee the<br />

townsobusy, after adifficult few years.<br />

But the weather was not playing ball for<br />

on the water operators, with Encounter<br />

Kaikōura among those impacted.<br />

‘‘The sea conditions andthe weather<br />

haveworked against us and we have had a<br />

lot of swells and northeasterly winds, so we<br />

haven’t beenable to do our fullcharters.’’<br />

The operatorswere pleased to welcome<br />

the cruiseship Le Laperouse on Sunday,<br />

<strong>January</strong> 8.<br />

Withplenty more cruise shipvisits<br />

planned over the next few months, Mrs<br />

Buurmanisfeeling optimistic for the<br />

future.<br />

‘‘It’s good to see cruiseshipscomingback<br />

and we are very grateful tourists stillsee<br />

New Zealand as adestination,’’ she says.<br />

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Family fun ... Enjoying their stay camping at the Ashley Gorge Holiday Park were (from front left) Tobyn Flutey 9, Ashley Trounson 9,<br />

Jed Pounsford 9, Tilly Pounsford 7, Bean Flutey 11, and Georgia Brown 5. From back left Saoirse McAllister 13, Hannah Trounson 11, Luka<br />

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PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Holiday fun at Ashley Gorge<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The 2022/23 Christmas holiday season was<br />

achallenge enjoyedbythe Ashley Gorge<br />

Holiday Park’s new owners Michelle and<br />

Jean­PierreDerveaux.<br />

The coupletook over the popular <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> camping ground earlylast year<br />

afterlong careersinbusiness<br />

management.<br />

Jean­Pierresays their first season had<br />

been areally good withlots of families<br />

staying at the camping ground and<br />

thousands morevisitingdaily next door at<br />

the recreation reserve which they manage<br />

on behalf of the Waimakariri District<br />

Council.<br />

‘‘Ourvision for the camp groundisto<br />

develop it as asafe and welcoming family<br />

friendly destination. This year we have<br />

been working really hard to develop the<br />

playgrounds and facilitiestoprovide a<br />

Upsurge in tourists from traditional markets<br />

From Page 1<br />

Tourists are starting to returningood<br />

numbers fromthe traditional markets,<br />

including Australia, Singapore,Europe,<br />

the United Kingdom and the United<br />

States.<br />

Meanwhile domestic visitorsto<br />

Kaikōura continued to be strong, Mrs<br />

Buurman says.<br />

‘‘We havebeen reliant on overseas<br />

visitors in the past,but there has been a<br />

change in focus with Covid and we have<br />

been reallygrateful for the support.’’<br />

StageTwo<br />

NowReleased!<br />

safe environmentfor families to stayhere.<br />

We offered manynew activitiestoattract<br />

families and being close to Christchurch<br />

helps alot withcampers budgets in these<br />

tight times.’’<br />

However he says the biggesteye­opener<br />

he and Michelle havehad is seeing the<br />

amountofextra electrical devices people<br />

are bringingwith them on camping trips<br />

today.<br />

‘‘I was amazed at the number of devices,<br />

phones, gaming consoles, tablets,coffee<br />

machinesand air­fryerspeopleare now<br />

bring with them along withtheir electric<br />

bikes and scooters.’’<br />

He saysinthe futurethe industry is<br />

going to have to look at how they provide<br />

charging points for all the electric devices.<br />

Over the Christmas /New Year period<br />

he says they were pretty full with over 300<br />

peopleon­site.<br />

‘‘It was so great to see so manyfamilies<br />

Hurunui Tourism product development<br />

manager Graeme Abbot saidthe town’s<br />

tourism operators were relievedtobe<br />

operating without any restrictions.<br />

Visitor numbers to the Hanmer Springs<br />

Thermal Poolsand Spa over the Christmas<br />

holiday period were 11 percentuponlast<br />

year.<br />

‘‘<strong>January</strong> the 2nd was our busiest day,<br />

but it has been steadyeveryday of the<br />

week.’’<br />

The pools had been abletorecruit<br />

university students andsome<br />

here, the camproads werepacked with<br />

children everyday riding bikes, scooters<br />

and playing. Even our new glamping units,<br />

two Norwegian kit set homes,were<br />

popularand we haven’teven advertised<br />

themyet,’’ he says.<br />

Megan FluteyofKaiapoisays she loves<br />

the safe familyorientated environment<br />

Michelle and Jean­Pierre havedeveloped<br />

there. This is the third yearshe has<br />

camped there with her family alongside<br />

six other families, all friendsfrom her<br />

school days in <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘It’s very easygoinghere,very safe with<br />

lotsofspaceand it’s great for the kids,<br />

there were so many here of the holiday<br />

period but there were no problems at all.’’<br />

Jean­Pierre and Michelle are now<br />

preparing for the onset of retired campers,<br />

the grey nomads who liketotravel at the<br />

end of holiday seasons, to miss the crowds<br />

while the weather is stillmild.<br />

international visitors, ensuring there were<br />

enough stafftoget through, Mr Abbotsaid<br />

Tourists were returning to Hanmer<br />

Springs from Australia, Southeast Asia<br />

and the UnitedStates.<br />

The town was alsoenjoying an influx of<br />

visitorsfromcruise ships visiting<br />

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While he had not had timetospeakto<br />

other operators,anecdotal evidence<br />

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The applicantbehind aproposed<br />

landfill near Oxford says‘‘innovative<br />

technology’’ will be usedtoprotect the<br />

environment.<br />

Woodstock Quarries Ltd lodged<br />

resource consent applications for a<br />

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

(ECan) andthe Waimakariri District<br />

Council last year.<br />

It hopes to extendanexisting hard<br />

rock quarry at 513 TrigRoad, at View<br />

Hill,near Oxford, and develop an<br />

associatedlandfill.<br />

The proposednew landfill would be<br />

asolid wastemanagement and<br />

disposal facility for thedisposal of<br />

construction anddemolition waste,<br />

contaminated soils and special<br />

wastes.<br />

SubmissionsclosedonDecember 22,<br />

with ahearing likely to be heldin<br />

March.<br />

WoodstockQuarries Ltd director<br />

Darryn Shepherd saysthe company<br />

planned to progressivelyrehabilitate<br />

the quarry and reinstatethe natural<br />

hilllandscape.<br />

‘‘The landfill will use innovative<br />

technology and processes, in<br />

accordance with bestpractice landfill<br />

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standards, to provide ahigh level of<br />

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Waste coming intothe site would be<br />

in containers, similartothoseused at<br />

KateValley,hesaid.<br />

‘‘A large proportion of the truck<br />

movementswill be backloading quarry<br />

productswhichare already leaving<br />

the site, resulting in aminimal<br />

increase in heavy truck traffic on the<br />

surrounding roads.’’<br />

<strong>News</strong>ofthe resource consent<br />

applications being notified led to a<br />

flurry of activityonsocial media.<br />

The Oxford­Ohoka Community<br />

Board is among those to oppose the<br />

developmentofthe newlandfill.<br />

Board chairperson Thomas Robson<br />

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was the ‘‘wrongplace entirely’’for a<br />

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He said the board was not opposed to<br />

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Jumps jockey now more mobile<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

RickyDonnelly used to earn aliving as<br />

ajumps jockey but now he has amore<br />

comfortable race­dayride driving the<br />

mobile barrier at harness racing<br />

meetings.<br />

The former jockey won the 1997<br />

GrandNationalHurdlesonMill Road<br />

at Riccarton, but gaveupasuccessful<br />

career race riding when weight<br />

became an issue.<br />

He had always had an interest in<br />

harness racingand began working<br />

part time for Prebbleton trainers<br />

Colinand JulieDeFilippiseveral<br />

yearsago.<br />

Ricky’s wife Sharon wasajunior<br />

driver and licensedtrainer whenhe<br />

firstmet her.<br />

The couple have racedafew<br />

standardbredstogether and they run<br />

an equine agistment propertyat<br />

Springston.<br />

Rickyisnow HarnessRacing New<br />

Zealand’s fulltime race and trial<br />

starter, takingover fromPeter Lamb<br />

in November 2020and Sharon is a<br />

member of the crash crew.<br />

The couple were bothworking at the<br />

Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s<br />

meeting on New Year’s Day whereone<br />

of Ricky’sjobs as starter was to host<br />

members of the public who had<br />

requested aride with him in the 4WD<br />

Ford Rangermobile barrier vehicle, a<br />

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‘‘I am not sure when clubs started<br />

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‘‘It is usually used for sponsors of<br />

Starter’s view ... In behind the mobile barrier near the point of release at the start of the<br />

2000 metre New World Rangiora Fillies and Mares Mobile Pace at the Rangiora Harness<br />

Racing Club’s meeting at Rangiora Raceway on New Year’s Day.<br />

PHOTO:SHELLEYTOPP<br />

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trainers and driversaride.<br />

‘‘It givesthem adifferent<br />

perspective. Most peopleare very<br />

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The‘‘score­up’’ to the starting point<br />

of each mobile startrace is around 300<br />

metres with the horses in behind the<br />

mobile arms travelling at about 50<br />

kilometres anhour at the pointof<br />

release. It is an exciting experience<br />

like no other.<br />

‘‘People usually approachmyselfor<br />

acommittee member on race day to get<br />

aride,’’ Rickysays.<br />

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Camping popular this summer season in NC<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Camping grounds and holiday parks<br />

around the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>districtare<br />

reportingagood season with numbers up<br />

on lastyear.<br />

‘‘Theweatherhelped alot and we had a<br />

very good bunch of familycampers this<br />

year,’’ says Leithfield Beach Holiday Park<br />

ownerGail Fenemor.<br />

She saysnumbers were up almost 25<br />

percent on the pastcouple of years.<br />

The closeness to Christchurch of<br />

camping grounds that offer quiet,<br />

peaceful,family orientatedholiday<br />

experiences is one of the reasons, many<br />

keep comingback to siteslike Leithfield<br />

Beach, she says.<br />

The Batstone familyofChristchurch<br />

have been comingtothe LeithfieldBeach<br />

Holiday Parkfor over 45 years.<br />

‘‘It all started back in the early 70swhen<br />

both our parents bought our families to<br />

camp here,’’ saidLyn Batstone, aretired<br />

teacher aide.<br />

Her husbandRoger, aretired food<br />

industry worker, said initially they didn’t<br />

know of eachotheratthe camp site but<br />

afterthey met and were married in<br />

Bishopdale, they discovered bothfamilies<br />

likedcampingatLeithfield Beach.<br />

‘‘On our first holidayasamarried<br />

couple we bought our new­ born son with<br />

us and used one of my employer’s<br />

furniture trucks as our accommodation.<br />

We then got acaravan and we’vebeen<br />

coming backever since,’’ he said.<br />

Now the nexttwo generations of the<br />

Batstonefamily are making the annual<br />

pilgrimage with them to thebeachsite,<br />

and Roger says his childrenhave all got<br />

caravan sites rightbeside their parents on<br />

the row.<br />

‘‘We comehere as afamily group every<br />

Afamily legacy ... Roger and Lyn Batstone (left) chat with fellow long time Leithfield Beach Holiday Park camper Lindsay Marshall during<br />

their annual Christmas holiday stay at the campsite.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

year, and also on most long weekends. It’s<br />

paradise and you can’t beat it as the<br />

nearby pinesblock the cool easterlies<br />

making it verypleasant here yearround,’’<br />

saidLyn.<br />

The couple say they relishthe memories<br />

of theirtime at the site evenrecalling the<br />

adventure in 2016when Roger crashedhis<br />

quad bike and was flown to hospital.<br />

He recallslyinginthe hospital bed<br />

hearing reportsabout amajor fire which<br />

destroyed caravans, cars and campsite<br />

there.<br />

It hadbeen caused by afaultybarbecue<br />

gas cylinder at another campsite next to a<br />

hedge.<br />

‘‘We losteverything, it was all burned to<br />

the ground on­site and aroundus, but we<br />

were back there the next year,’’ Roger<br />

says.<br />

‘‘It has been great to see the wonderful<br />

work the owners, Gailand Kevin<br />

Fenemor, havedone keepingthe property<br />

as agreat family camping area.’’


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Book kindled as ateen, now on the shelves<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Anthony Holcroft’s latest book, The<br />

Candle Trees, had along gestation.<br />

But its birth is proving to be apopular<br />

read.<br />

The seeds for the book —atale uniting<br />

Julia and Julian in the discovery that<br />

age is no barrier to experience, or to<br />

love —were first sown in the mind of the<br />

Rangiora­based author, as ateen, then<br />

living in Invercargill.<br />

While browsing in the library he<br />

spotted an article in ajournal about a<br />

Paraguayan tribe of Guarani Indians,<br />

which no longer existed.<br />

The memory faded and it was not until<br />

many years later, it was reignited<br />

following anewspaper article about two<br />

Indian women spotted wandering<br />

aimlessly in an agitated state deep in a<br />

South American forest. When they<br />

realised they had been seen, they ran<br />

away.<br />

‘‘Recalling my earlier memory, Ifelt I<br />

might be able to weave the two threads<br />

together somehow to make agood story,<br />

suitable for both young and adult<br />

readers,’’ Mr Holcroft says.<br />

After much research he learnt that the<br />

Guarani have adeep relationship with<br />

the forest and aholistic perception of<br />

the world in which every medicinal herb<br />

used for treating physical or spiritual<br />

illness is considered aspirit —abrother<br />

of the tribe.<br />

When he had clearly defined his<br />

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fairy tales and stories of the<br />

supernatural, set to work.<br />

‘‘I wrote afew different drafts which<br />

started off in alocal setting on aremote<br />

island, but Isoon realised that wasn’t<br />

going to work,’’ Mr Holcroft says.<br />

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Mr Holcroft says the thing he enjoyed<br />

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OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Emission taxing food producers abad idea<br />

Cheviot-based Jamie McFadden, who annually undertakes hundreds<br />

of environmental projects for <strong>Canterbury</strong> farmers and is Groundswell<br />

NZ environmental spokesperson, sets out his views on emissions<br />

taxing.<br />

There are sound reasons why emissions<br />

taxingNew Zealand food producersis<br />

not just abad idea for farmersand food<br />

prices, but also bad for the<br />

environment,the climate, and our<br />

country.<br />

Per unitoffood produced, New<br />

Zealand is among the world’s most<br />

emissions efficient.<br />

If our food producerscan remain at<br />

the top for emissions efficiency, the<br />

more food they produce,the better for<br />

reining in globalwarming while still<br />

feeding agrowing human population.<br />

Instead of penalising the world’s most<br />

efficientfood producerssurely for the<br />

good of global climate change, New<br />

Zealand producers should be<br />

encouragedtomaintainorincrease<br />

their production.<br />

This wouldlet those countries less<br />

emissions efficient improvetheir<br />

practices or changeland use giving<br />

greaterbenefitstomitigate climate<br />

change.<br />

New Zealandisaremarkable story.<br />

Our food producersare some of the<br />

least subsidised in the worldoperating<br />

from apin prick islandnation<br />

thousands of kilometresfrom our<br />

markets.<br />

Yet, we canstill put our food on<br />

supermarket shelves across the globe<br />

as the most emissionsefficient<br />

producedfood in the world.<br />

We shouldall be incrediblyproudof<br />

thisachievement —Jacinda and James<br />

takenote.<br />

The government’s analysis shows<br />

emissions taxing our food producers<br />

could leadtoa20percent reductionin<br />

sheep and beefand 6% drop in dairy.<br />

Why would agovernment reduce the<br />

production ofthe world'smost<br />

emissions efficientproduced food?<br />

We are toldwemust do this (taxour<br />

foodproducers) to achieve New<br />

Zealand’s climate change reduction<br />

targets.<br />

Not onlyisthis selfish solely focusing<br />

on our targetswhilereducing<br />

emissions, efficientfood production<br />

andincreasingglobalwarming, it is<br />

alsocontrary to theParisAccord food<br />

security aspirations as well as being<br />

economic suicide.<br />

It is thissame short term, flawed silo<br />

thinking thatisleading to carbon<br />

forestry offsets taking over our farms.<br />

Now,think of your nearest small town<br />

anywhere in NZ.<br />

MineisCheviot, heartland sheepand<br />

beefhill country farming in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>.Typical smalltown<br />

supermarket, school,pub, couple of<br />

cafes,retailshops,medical centre, and<br />

many small rural businessesservicing<br />

over 150 farms.<br />

Basedonthe average cost per farm<br />

the emissionstax proposed by the<br />

government could take$1millionout of<br />

our community in the first year alone,<br />

increasing eachyear afterthat.<br />

Add to that increasing compliance<br />

and costs, multiple unworkable<br />

regulations (national policies that are<br />

impractical, costprohibitiveorwon’t<br />

work) and the outcomewill be<br />

devastating for thousandsofrural<br />

communities.<br />

Less farmer spendwill mean<br />

businesses like our environmental<br />

work willvanishovernight. Thetax<br />

farmers must pay is the equivalentof<br />

1— 2years environmentalspend.The<br />

environment willbeworseoff.<br />

Already traditional farming families<br />

withgenerations of environmental<br />

ethos are exiting the industry as carbon<br />

forests move in.<br />

This trendwill accelerateifthe<br />

emissiontax comesin.<br />

The mainreasonweare toldwemust<br />

do this (emission tax our food<br />

producers)isbecause overseas markets<br />

are demanding it.<br />

Are they really demanding allthe<br />

outcomesdetailed above? Ithinknot.<br />

Are they really wanting us to reduce<br />

the production ofthe world’s most<br />

emissions efficient producedfood?<br />

Again no.<br />

Are they wanting us to focusonour<br />

own climate change targets if it means<br />

global emissions increase? NO!<br />

The government is using this reason<br />

of overseas markets because there is no<br />

rational explanation for taxingour<br />

world leading foodproducing farmers.<br />

Groundswell NZ’s position is clear.<br />

We oppose anemissions tax on New<br />

Zealand food producers.<br />

We arenot againstchange or the need<br />

to address environmental issues.Itis<br />

false to claim NZ farmers are not doing<br />

their bit.<br />

Farmers have investedmillions of<br />

dollars everyyear since 2003 on<br />

emissionsresearch and new<br />

technologies.<br />

Theyare also massivelyinvesting in<br />

the environment throughCatchment<br />

Groups, native bushprotection (QEII<br />

covenants) and riparianplantings.<br />

Thatneeds to continue.<br />

Pricingemissions is not the same as<br />

reducing emissions,nor the sameas<br />

emissionsbest practice.<br />

Groundswell NZ believes we should<br />

aspire to remainworld leadersof<br />

environmentally sustainable and<br />

emissionsefficientproduced food.<br />

The focus should be on best practice<br />

actions on farmintegrated across all<br />

environmental issues(emissions,water<br />

quality, biodiversity) and not ablunttax<br />

thatincreasesfood prices,increases<br />

global warming, destroys rural<br />

communities and is worsefor our<br />

environment and country.<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

There has been alot of debate on radio, in newspaper and on<br />

television, about lowering the speed limit on State Highway<br />

One from the top of the <strong>North</strong> Island to Bluff.<br />

Some are for the move while others against.<br />

Recently Iwas passed by ahuge articulated truck, on the<br />

duel carriageway after Saltwater creek, and before Leithfield,<br />

even though Iwas travelling at 100kph on the inside lane.<br />

The truck should have been traveling at 90kph.<br />

When we arrived at Amberley the driver was just climbing<br />

out of his truck, beside the public toilets.<br />

This was at night Imay add. What did he gain by breaking the<br />

law?<br />

On New Year's day Idrove from Little River domain, back to<br />

Amberley.<br />

Recently the road between Little River and Halswell has<br />

been reduced from amaximum of 100kph to 80kph, with the<br />

recommended speed posted up in huge yellow and black<br />

letters, on each bend.<br />

Itravelled the full distance at the advised speed. Iwas<br />

passed by only two drivers willing to face aheavy fine or maybe<br />

loose their licence.<br />

It is now amuch safer and relaxing drive and Ihave been<br />

driving this section of road since 1956.<br />

Yours,<br />

Trevor Stanley­ Joblin,<br />

Amberley.<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

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The Modern Singhs, by Abbey Singh<br />

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refreshing and up­to­the­minute<br />

guide to menopause and<br />

perimenopause for the modern woman.<br />

These titles are available in Waimakariri and Hurunui libraries. Find out more about recent<br />

additions to library collections by going on line to the library catalogue.<br />

RANGIORA OCEAN WATCH<br />

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Times<br />

Rise <strong>12</strong>:42am<br />

Set 1:52pm<br />

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Times 10:07pm<br />

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Mouth<br />

9:52pm 2.1 3:40pm 0.8 10:34pm 2.1 4:23pm 0.8 11:17pm 2.1 5:07pm 0.8<br />

5:53pm 0.7 <strong>12</strong>:25pm 2.2 6:40pm 0.7 1:15pm 2.2 7:29pm 0.6 2:09pm 2.2 8:21pm 0.6<br />

Amberley 9:25am 2.2 3:10am 0.7 10:07am 2.2 3:52am 0.8 10:51am 2.2 4:37am 0.8 11:37am 2.2 5:24am 0.8 <strong>12</strong>:03am 2.2 6:15am 0.8 <strong>12</strong>:52am 2.2 7:09am 0.7 1:46am 2.3 8:04am 0.7<br />

Beach<br />

9:52pm 2.1 3:40pm 0.8 10:34pm 2.1 4:23pm 0.8 11:17pm 2.1 5:07pm 0.8<br />

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9:34am 2.2 3:19am 0.7 10:16am 2.2 4:01am 0.8 11:00am 2.2 4:46am 0.8 11:46am 2.2 5:33am 0.8 <strong>12</strong>:<strong>12</strong>am 2.2 6:24am 0.8 1:01am 2.2 7:18am 0.7 1:55am 2.3 8:13am 0.7<br />

Motunau 10:01pm 2.1 3:49pm 0.8 10:43pm 2.1 4:32pm 0.8 11:26pm 2.1 5:16pm 0.8<br />

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9:36am 2.2 3:21am 0.7 10:18am 2.2 4:03am 0.8 11:02am 2.2 4:48am 0.8 11:48am 2.2 5:35am 0.8 <strong>12</strong>:14am 2.2 6:26am 0.8 1:03am 2.2 7:20am 0.7 1:57am 2.3 8:15am 0.7<br />

Gore Bay 10:03pm 2.1 3:51pm 0.8 10:45pm 2.1 4:34pm 0.8 11:28pm 2.1 5:18pm 0.8<br />

6:04pm 0.7 <strong>12</strong>:36pm 2.2 6:51pm 0.7 1:26pm 2.2 7:40pm 0.6 2:20pm 2.2 8:32pm 0.6<br />

9:31am 1.5 3:17am 0.4 10:15am 1.5 4:00am 0.4 11:00am 1.5 4:45am 0.4 11:46am 1.5 5:32am 0.4 <strong>12</strong>:10am 1.5 6:23am 0.4 <strong>12</strong>:59am 1.5 7:16am 0.4 1:51am 1.6 8:10am 0.3<br />

Kaikoura 9:58pm 1.4 3:51pm 0.4 10:40pm 1.4 4:33pm 0.4 11:24pm 1.4 5:16pm 0.4<br />

5:59pm 0.4 <strong>12</strong>:35pm 1.5 6:44pm 0.4 1:25pm 1.5 7:32pm 0.3 2:16pm 1.5 8:23pm 0.3<br />

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

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TAKE ACOASTSNAP<br />

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Batteries can also be dropped off atthe Amberley, Amuri, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs service centres.<br />

This year there are plans to build three indoor household battery recycling facilities for the Hawarden,<br />

Cheviot and Amuri service centres. These will be funded by levies.<br />

TEMPORARY BRIDGE AND ROAD CLOSURES<br />

Waiau Bridge on Rotherham Road <strong>North</strong>:<br />

Will be closing for repairs from Monday <strong>January</strong> 23rd to Thursday February 2nd. Detour to SH7 will bevia<br />

Leslie Hills Road.<br />

Daily closure times are 8am -<strong>12</strong>pm and <strong>12</strong>.30pm -4.30pm. Atmidday the bridge will be open for 30<br />

minutes to allow traffic through the work site.<br />

Night detour on SH1 via Douglas Road, Amberley:<br />

Planned to start tomorrow, Friday <strong>January</strong> 16th.<br />

Hours ofclosure: 8pm -6am.<br />

Detour sign posted via:<br />

<strong>North</strong> bound traffic - Douglas Road, Mt Brown Road, Georges Road.<br />

South Bound traffic -Georges Road, Mt Brown Road, Douglas Road.<br />

Take aCoastSnap at one of Hurunui District's<br />

beaches, and help ustrack changes in the shoreline.<br />

Meetings<br />

30th Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm<br />

(Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library)<br />

31st Council meeting 9.30am<br />

(Venue: Council Chambers, Amberley)<br />

In brief<br />

MainPower Amberley Pool - back in full<br />

swing<br />

We’re back into the full swing of summer at<br />

MainPower Amberley Pool, currently open 1pm-<br />

6pm daily, season pass holders have access<br />

from 6am –8pm daily. To see more information<br />

and sessions, type MainPower Amberley Pool<br />

into the search bar on the Council’s website.<br />

Hawarden Waikari water treatment upgrade<br />

The construction and fit out of the treatment<br />

shed and the new reservoir is complete, and it is<br />

now connected tothe existing network.<br />

Gifts gifts gifts….. Doyou like summer<br />

reading?<br />

Hurunui District Libraries' Summer Reading<br />

Programme -weall know how important it is to<br />

keep children and teens interested in reading<br />

over the summer break.<br />

As an incentive, the Council's district libraries all<br />

have abooklet full of activities and challenges.<br />

Once completed, return the booklet toyour local<br />

library and goin the draw toWIN one ofthree<br />

prize packs!<br />

Prize packs include: Afamily pass to Hanmer<br />

Springs Thermal Pools &Spa, art supplies, book<br />

vouchers and more.<br />

The programme will finish on31<strong>January</strong>. Open<br />

to ages 3-18years old.<br />

Recycling contamination rate<br />

Thank you to everyone for your great work in<br />

December which collectively helped us achieve<br />

avery low District-wide contamination rate of<br />

0.89%, one of our lowest December rates on<br />

record.<br />

Waikari Campground closed for upgrade<br />

The campground, toilets and caravan dump<br />

station are closed until further notice.<br />

This is to allow anew facility to be constructed.<br />

Council dump stations are available in<br />

Amberley, Cheviot, Culverden and Hanmer<br />

Springs.<br />

Privately run camps and facilities also have<br />

dump stations -these are best located using the<br />

CamperMate App or AA map.<br />

Street Talk Defensive Driving Course<br />

Proactive Drive's Defensive Driving Course is<br />

coming toCulverden.<br />

Dates: 19th, 24th, 26th and 31st <strong>January</strong>.<br />

Location: Amuri Area School, Community Room.<br />

Start time: 6.00pm.<br />

Cost: $95.00 pp. Normally $195 pp, however for<br />

residents and/or rate payers in the Hurunui<br />

District, this course is subsidised by Council.<br />

To book: proactivedrive.org.nz<br />

In the Hurunui District, you are able to keep chickens on your property for your own fresh egg consumption,<br />

even in an urban area aslong as you abide by the Keeping OfAnimals InSettlement Areas Bylaw 2017. The<br />

Bylaw essentially means your chickens must not create anuisance. Roosters inanurban backyard however, is<br />

another story.<br />

PHONE US:<br />

Amberley: 03 314 8816.<br />

Cheviot Freephone: 03319 88<strong>12</strong>.<br />

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

info@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz<br />

Hurunui District Council


Marine programme study<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Amarine field programme could<br />

be developed for Kaikōura.<br />

The Kaikōura OceanResearch<br />

Institute (KORI) received agrant<br />

from the Kaikōura District<br />

Council last year to do a<br />

feasibility report on a<br />

programme.<br />

The project is beingled by<br />

KORI researchdirector Dr Jody<br />

Weir, who has led fieldschools<br />

for studentsinBelize, Barbados,<br />

Canadaand Madagascar, as well<br />

as Kaikōura.<br />

‘‘It is something Ihave been<br />

quite passionate about for more<br />

20 years.’’<br />

Dr Weir is amarine biologist<br />

and aprimatologist and has<br />

primarily worked with American<br />

students in the past, but says this<br />

new project will be focused<br />

initially at localresidents.<br />

She says her idea could be a<br />

good first step, before going all<br />

out to develop amarine centreof<br />

excellence, which was touted in<br />

the council’s South Bay business<br />

proposal.<br />

‘‘We’re taking the time to find<br />

out whatthe need is locally.<br />

‘‘I’vedone anumberof<br />

speakers seriesinthe<br />

community so Iknow there is an<br />

appetite.<br />

‘‘Where these types of projects<br />

have fallenover in the past is<br />

because they get too big, too fast<br />

and don’t have the<br />

infrastructure to sustain them.’’<br />

The initiative could be as<br />

simpleasrunning an evening<br />

courseonwhale and dolphin<br />

behaviour, or aone month<br />

Marine environment ... The Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute hopes to<br />

develop amarine field programme.<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

training course to provide new<br />

skillstoparticipants while<br />

collecting data on marine life.<br />

Atwo­week programme for<br />

teachers duringthe school<br />

holidays couldbean option, she<br />

says.<br />

Once established, the<br />

programme could be extended to<br />

visitors fromaroundNew<br />

Zealand and overseas,but it<br />

would be locally­based to ensure<br />

it provided benefits back into<br />

the community.<br />

‘‘For decades universities<br />

from New Zealand and abroad<br />

have broughtstudents hereto<br />

experience the marinelife,’’ Dr<br />

Weir says.<br />

‘‘However, most of these<br />

students leave and return to<br />

their home town.<br />

‘‘Wouldn’t be great if we had a<br />

Kaikōura based programme<br />

which would support<br />

accommodation providers,<br />

tourismoperators and if people<br />

are thinkingofKaikōura as a<br />

place to play and enjoy, it might<br />

encourage them to comeback.’’<br />

The feasibility report was due<br />

to be completed in March.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

End of an era<br />

It was the end of an era at<br />

RangioraHigh School last<br />

month.<br />

The school ended the<br />

year by saying farewell to<br />

some long serving staff.<br />

Jill Searleretired after<br />

38 years at the school,<br />

while Anne Kininmonth<br />

called it adayafter 34<br />

years andSandraWelsh<br />

bowed out after 25 years.<br />

JuliaMalcolm also<br />

stepped downasdeputy<br />

principal to return to<br />

teaching thisyear.<br />

‘‘Juliaisone of those<br />

people wholoves people,’’<br />

principalBruce Kearney<br />

says.‘‘Shewas in charge<br />

of pastoral care and it was<br />

theperfectrolefor her.’’<br />

Juliawilljoin the<br />

Lighthouse Programme,<br />

teaching childrenwith<br />

special needs.<br />

‘‘It is something she has<br />

always wanted to do and<br />

this opportunitycame a<br />

long andshe jumpedat<br />

it,’’ Mr Kearney says.<br />

Julia’s father, Ian<br />

Mackintosh, wasaformer<br />

principal and she has<br />

been on thestaff for27<br />

years.<br />

MrKearneydescribes<br />

Jill Searleas‘‘one of the<br />

single most connected<br />

people within our<br />

school’’.<br />

Sheserved for many<br />

years as headoffaculty<br />

forhealth and PE and was<br />

involved across all sports<br />

9<br />

in coaching and<br />

mentoring.<br />

‘‘She is one of those key,<br />

special people schools<br />

rely on continuouslyand<br />

oneofthose people who<br />

build strong relationships<br />

with young people. She<br />

hadmassive impacts on<br />

young people’s livesover<br />

an extended period of<br />

time andacross multiple<br />

generationsofstudents.’’<br />

Bruce described Anne<br />

Kininmonth’s journey as<br />

‘‘oneofthe most<br />

interesting’’.She started<br />

offasatypingand<br />

shorthand teacherand<br />

later retrained to teach of<br />

coding, web designand IT<br />

pathways.<br />

‘‘The only thing that has<br />

been constant in Anne’s<br />

career hasbeen the<br />

keyboard configuration,’’<br />

MrKearney says. ‘‘She is<br />

just alovely woman who<br />

hasalways putthe<br />

students at the forefront<br />

of herworkand she is<br />

going tobemassively<br />

missed.’’<br />

Sandra Welsh served 25<br />

years at the school, with<br />

themajority of that time<br />

spent teaching in the<br />

Lighthouse Programme.<br />

‘‘In theLighthouse<br />

Programme, you are more<br />

than just ateacher. You<br />

have to committoit100<br />

percent andyou have to be<br />

on yourgamethe entire<br />

time,’’Mr Kearney says.<br />

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Mayors preparing for abusy year ahead<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>’s mayors are<br />

anticipating some more curveballs in<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

As theyreturn to the office after the<br />

Christmas holidays, the mayors says<br />

they will be keeping awary eye on<br />

central governmentreform and this<br />

year’s general election.<br />

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon is<br />

pledging to continue the fight against<br />

the government’s proposed Three<br />

Waters reform.<br />

‘‘A key aspect of that work will be<br />

influencing the Opposition on the<br />

detail of its reform model given that<br />

ThreeWatersreformisshaping up to<br />

be akey issue at the upcoming general<br />

election.’’<br />

Preparing feedback on the future of<br />

local governmentproposals and<br />

legislation proposedtoreplace the<br />

Resource Management Act are urgent<br />

prioritiesfor all threemayors.<br />

Mr Gordon says he will alsobe<br />

working with other<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

mayorsinabid to attract morecentral<br />

governmentfundingtothe region.<br />

Keeping this year’sratesrise as low<br />

as possible, holding submissions<br />

hearings for the proposed District<br />

Plan and consulting on the<br />

developmentofnew cycleways are<br />

also on the agendafor <strong>2023</strong>,hesays.<br />

Hurunui Mayor MarieBlack saysthe<br />

first halfof<strong>2023</strong> will be takenupby<br />

submittingonthe proposedreforms<br />

and developing the <strong>2023</strong>/24 annual<br />

plan.<br />

Some strategic thinkingtowards<br />

nextyear’s 2024/34 Long TermPlan<br />

willalso begin later in the year, while<br />

the generalelectionwillbring some<br />

pressures, she says.<br />

‘‘Weare looking forward to getting<br />

backinand rolling our sleevesupand<br />

continuing to support our people and<br />

our community.<br />

‘‘Myprediction is it will be ayear of<br />

keeping an eye on thefuture.’’<br />

Mrs Black says the favourable<br />

weather conditions, withregular rain,<br />

willhave pleasedthe district’s<br />

livestock farmers.<br />

‘‘Itisstill greenand lush and that all<br />

helps to get peoplethrough.Ibelieve<br />

anumber of farmers will be on to their<br />

second or third cutsofbaleage and<br />

hay,which doesn’t usuallyhappen at<br />

thistime of year.’’<br />

Kaikōura MayorCraig Mackle is<br />

optimistic work can get under way on<br />

the proposed Vicarage Viewssubdivisionthis<br />

year.<br />

‘‘We’re pretty happywith the<br />

progress.Itwillstill end up in a<br />

hearing, but we willsee what happens.<br />

‘‘I’mhopingeveryone will see the<br />

benefits of it. It will be an awesome<br />

thingfor the town.’’<br />

Mr Macklesayshelooks forwardto<br />

seeing someprogress on theWakatu<br />

Quay development.<br />

The project suffered amajor blowin<br />

November, after the council’s<br />

preferredinvestment partnerpulled<br />

out.<br />

‘‘It is still progressing,but we want<br />

to see some action. Some physical<br />

workswill be nice.’’<br />

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Performers recognised with scholarships<br />

Talented performers were<br />

recognised at the Hartley<br />

School of Performing Arts<br />

(HSPA) prizegiving last month.<br />

Scholarship were presented<br />

to Rebecca O’Mahony (HSPA<br />

Senior Scholarship Winner),<br />

Zoe Mitchell (Bruce Family<br />

Scholarship for Personal<br />

Growth), Oliver Burns (Brandts­<br />

Giesen McCormick Lawyers<br />

Major scholarship for ayear’s<br />

tuition), Lucy Ross (Tony<br />

Mounce Mortgages Junior<br />

Scholarship) and Tommy<br />

Baldwin (<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Musicals Intermediate<br />

Scholarship).<br />

School director Dale Hartley­<br />

Brown says the scholarship<br />

winners had achieved<br />

excellence and personal<br />

growth across the year.<br />

‘‘These young folks were<br />

presented with their<br />

scholarships amid tears and<br />

laughter at the school’s annual<br />

prizegiving event on Monday,<br />

December <strong>12</strong>, at the Rangiora<br />

Town Hall.<br />

‘‘As always, HSPA would like<br />

to thank local businesses<br />

Brandts­Giesen McCormick<br />

Lawyers, Tony Mounce<br />

Mortgages, community group<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Musicals and<br />

local family, the Bruces for<br />

their continued support of<br />

young performers in our<br />

district.<br />

‘‘The night would not have<br />

been half so special without the<br />

ability to reward outstanding<br />

young people in this way.<br />

Thank you Rangiora businesses<br />

and locals for what you do for<br />

our kids.’’<br />

Scholarship recipients ...<br />

Rebecca O’Mahony (left), Zoe<br />

Mitchell, Oliver Burns, Lucy Ross<br />

and Tommy Baldwin received<br />

awards at the Hartley School of<br />

Performing Arts end of year<br />

prizegiving last month.<br />

PHOTO: DALE HARTLEY­BROWN<br />

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Challenges ahead<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

A<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> council manager<br />

says innovation will be essential to<br />

navigate achallenging year ahead.<br />

Simon Hart stepped up as the<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s strategy,<br />

engagement and economic development<br />

general manager in September last year,<br />

following the retirement of Simon<br />

Markham.<br />

He said economic uncertainty, central<br />

government reform, recruitment and<br />

supply chain challenges were posing<br />

headaches for council managers.<br />

‘‘We will need to be prudent and<br />

responsible and still be innovative in<br />

making sure we are getting things done.’’<br />

First up will be deliberating on the<br />

<strong>2023</strong>/24 annual plan, while preliminary<br />

work for the 2024/34 Long Term Plan was<br />

already under way.<br />

The council completed just 52 percent<br />

of its capital works projects in the<br />

2021/22 financial year.<br />

While the present financial year was<br />

tracking better, it did raise questions<br />

about what work staff could reasonably<br />

deliver going forward.<br />

Consultation on this year’s annual<br />

plan, during March and April, will be<br />

‘‘crucial’’ given the uncertainty, Mr Hart<br />

said.<br />

‘‘I think there is definitely some<br />

innovation required in how deliver our<br />

services.<br />

‘‘We’ve got heaps of work on at the<br />

moment, but it wasn’t so long ago we<br />

were putting work out and we couldn’t<br />

get tenders, as contractors have been<br />

operating at reduced capacity.<br />

‘‘It is atough market, but we are<br />

adjusting to try to get as much of the<br />

annual plan projects through as we<br />

can.’’<br />

Mr Hart said next year’s Long Term<br />

Plan was likely to be one of the most<br />

challenging the council has undertaken.<br />

Three Waters and Resource<br />

Management Act reform, the future of<br />

local government debate and this year’s<br />

general election all provided added<br />

uncertainty.<br />

There was also abalance between<br />

what was affordable and ‘‘delivering on<br />

priorities’’, he said.<br />

‘‘We have to remember we are still a<br />

growth area, so if we don’t provide the<br />

infrastructure it can impact on<br />

affordability in the future.<br />

‘‘It is areally complex environment<br />

because the economy could be going<br />

into recession and Ithink it is likely<br />

there will be some contraction in the<br />

economy.’’<br />

But the Waimakariri district has<br />

proven to be resilient in recent years,<br />

tracking ahead of the rest of the country<br />

with economic growth, low<br />

unemployment and population growth.<br />

‘‘It is not all doom and gloom. We have<br />

been through recessions before and<br />

come out the other side,’’ Mr Hart said.<br />

The low unemployment rate and high<br />

housing prices made the present<br />

economic downturn different from<br />

previous eras.<br />

While Waimakariri’s population was<br />

growing at afast rate, the labour force<br />

was not increasing at the same rate due<br />

to the ageing population, he said.<br />

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Country music fest<br />

coming to Rangiora<br />

Shakeyour heels and get ready for a<br />

hoe down.<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> country music<br />

enthusiasts willbehoping for<br />

second time lucky,with the<br />

inaugural WaimakaririCountry<br />

MusicFestival due to be held at the<br />

Rangiora Showgrounds from<br />

February 10 to <strong>12</strong>.<br />

The smallorganising committee<br />

was all set to run the event in<br />

February 2022,until rising Covid<br />

case numbers forced the event to be<br />

cancelled.<br />

Planning committeechairperson<br />

KevinTaylor saysthe extra year of<br />

planning has been put to gooduse.<br />

‘‘After two­and­a­half years of<br />

planning and fundraising we are<br />

readythanks to the dedicated<br />

committee, who have put in many<br />

hourstomake this event<br />

successful.’’<br />

He is promising abusy programme<br />

of entertainment overthe three<br />

days,with guestartistsfrom around<br />

New Zealand performing and plenty<br />

of opportunities for ‘‘walk­ups’’.<br />

Awalk­up is whereanyonewho<br />

has what it takes can sign up to sing<br />

asong.<br />

Featured artists this yearinclude<br />

MontyGibbons, from Nelson, and<br />

locals SharonMillerand Aroha<br />

Williams, who will perform<br />

throughout theweekend and take<br />

centrestage at the Saturday night<br />

showcase.<br />

‘‘There has been overseas<br />

interest, but we have too many good<br />

singers in New Zealand,soweare<br />

sticking with Kiwis this time,’’ Kevin<br />

says.<br />

Two bands comprising artists from<br />

throughout the South Island, willbe<br />

performing throughout the weekend<br />

and offering back­up to the singers.<br />

The new Waimakaririfestival has<br />

joinedthe South Islandcircuit and<br />

follows on from the Buller Gorge<br />

Country MusicFestival theprevious<br />

weekend.<br />

‘‘It has been advertisedinall the<br />

country musicclubs around the<br />

country so we we’rehoping for a<br />

good turnout,’’ Kevin says.<br />

‘‘We’re expectingatleast 40<br />

motorhomestocome over from the<br />

Coast (after the Buller festival)and<br />

peoplehave contacted us fromall<br />

over the place, including the <strong>North</strong><br />

Island, to say theyare coming.’’<br />

The event will be held in the<br />

showgrounds pavilion overthe three<br />

days.<br />

Refreshments will be available<br />

from the showgrounds function<br />

centre.<br />

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon<br />

will officiallyopen the event on the<br />

Friday.<br />

Tickets saleswill be available at<br />

the door at $50 per person for a<br />

weekend pass, or $15 for each day<br />

and $20 for the showcase, with<br />

children free.<br />

Patrons are encouraged to bring<br />

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Long association<br />

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By LOIS PETTIGREW<br />

After a<strong>12</strong>0 year association with the<br />

Whiterock and <strong>North</strong> Loburn Schools,<br />

the Mackintosh family has rung the<br />

school bell for the last time.<br />

At last December’s end­of­year prize<br />

giving for the pupils of the <strong>North</strong> Loburn<br />

School, Peyton (PJ) Mackintosh 13, the<br />

youngest member of the Mackintosh<br />

family still living in the district, rung the<br />

school’s bell for the last time before she<br />

headed off to start <strong>2023</strong> at Rangiora High<br />

School.<br />

In 1885 William Mackintosh arrived<br />

from Scotland to work as ashepherd on<br />

the 40,000 acre Whiterock station. When<br />

the station was cut up in 1908, William<br />

stayed on and farmed Corriedale sheep<br />

on the present farm site.<br />

In 1919 he was appointed to asub<br />

committee at the school, to arrange the<br />

purchase of amemorial stone, a<br />

polished granite column on asquare<br />

base costing £<strong>12</strong>5.<br />

The column still stands in the school<br />

grounds today and one of Williams sons,<br />

Charles MMackintosh, is named on the<br />

original inscription.<br />

During the 1900­1910 era, another of<br />

Williams sons, Alex Mackintosh<br />

attended <strong>North</strong> Loburn School and years<br />

later was appointed as aschool board<br />

member.<br />

Apost he held for several years before<br />

becoming chairman for the next 20<br />

years.<br />

During the late 50s and early 60s, Alex<br />

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School before aMinistry of Education<br />

supported school bus service finally<br />

started.<br />

One of Alex's children, Alister<br />

Mackintosh went to the school, and later<br />

as aparent, followed in his fathers<br />

footsteps and became chairman of the<br />

board in 1979.<br />

He was chairman when the school<br />

celebrated its centenary in 1980.<br />

Alister and Pam Mackintosh’s<br />

children all attended <strong>North</strong> Loburn<br />

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early 70s when two of their sons, Euan<br />

and Dougal, were team mates on the<br />

school’s rugby team which went<br />

unbeaten throughout the entire season.<br />

This was agreat achievement as a<br />

small rural school can often not field a<br />

full team.<br />

The team scored 183 points and had<br />

only <strong>12</strong> points scored against them.<br />

During the 1980’s the fourth<br />

generation of Mackintosh’s began their<br />

primary schooling at <strong>North</strong> Loburn, and<br />

atotal of 11 grandchildren of Alister and<br />

Pam attended the school.<br />

From that generation, Duncan<br />

Mackintosh’s daughter Peyton, was the<br />

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Driving and putting to help mums and babies<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

How does around of golf help care for a<br />

mother and her new born?<br />

By supporting Bellyful Waimakariri at<br />

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spend alarge part of their free time fund<br />

raising each year.<br />

‘‘We need the money to buy the<br />

ingredients, to cook, package and then<br />

deliver the 180 meals we make each<br />

month which are delivered to over 100<br />

families in the district.’’<br />

In the last three years the not for<br />

profit charity has cooked 2762 meals and<br />

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the community.<br />

‘‘These are families coping with anew<br />

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illness.<br />

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hot meal in their hands it’s abig burden<br />

off astressed mother or father who’s<br />

simply trying to make the best of the<br />

situation for their families and actually<br />

not looking after themselves.’’<br />

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‘‘We officially started here in 2018 and<br />

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no­one Icould turn to.’’<br />

Carol says she loves the values<br />

Bellyful promotes and stepped in to<br />

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‘‘We cook the meals each month in the<br />

tech kitchen at Rangiora High School,<br />

its afun­filled day where many of our<br />

partners and children come along and<br />

help out as well’’.<br />

‘‘The 18 golf tournament will help us<br />

be more secure financially this year as<br />

prices are rising across the board and so<br />

are the numbers calling for help from<br />

our service.”<br />

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‘‘We have many wonderful local<br />

businesses who are supporting us with<br />

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Some occurrencesreported to the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Police last week.<br />

Tuesday,<strong>January</strong> 3: Atrailer parked on RiverRoad, Sefton was stolen. A<br />

suspicious male was disturbed in the driveway of ahouse on ConesRoad,<br />

Loburn.<br />

Overnight Tuesday, <strong>January</strong> 3/Wednesday,<strong>January</strong> 4: Toilet doors at the<br />

Norman Kirk Park in Kaiapoi weredamaged. Abag containing clothingand<br />

knives werestolen from the backofaUte parkedonSilverstream Boulevard.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>January</strong> 4: Adriver was dealt with after theydid several skidsina<br />

driveway at Hanmer Springs.Two drones wereseen flyingaround Ashley Gorge<br />

Road.<br />

Overnight Wednesday,<strong>January</strong> 4/Thursday, <strong>January</strong> 5: Ared and bluesmall<br />

child’s bouncy castle and fivemetres of fluorescent race cartrackwere stolen<br />

from the yardofaMurray Street address in Rangiora.<br />

Thursday,<strong>January</strong> 5: An unlocked vehicle in King Street, Rangiora was entered<br />

and property stolen. AMolotov cocktail wasthrown through awindow of ahouse<br />

on Rata Street, Rangiora,causingminor damage.AvisitortoHanmer Springs<br />

Hot Pools had theirphone stolenbyanother visitor. The poolshave excellent<br />

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Friday, <strong>January</strong>6:Avehicle parked on Beachvale Drive had thebonnet and<br />

front guard damaged. Awindow at acommercial premises on High Street was<br />

smashed. Amalewas arrested nearbyand enquiriesare continuing.<br />

Saturday, <strong>January</strong> 7: Afemalewas processedfor driving withexcessbreath<br />

alcohol after beingstoppedinAmuri Avenue, HanmerSprings. Asuspicious<br />

vehicle wasreported on AshbysRoad,Sefton. Somegates were tampered with<br />

on Kennedys Hill Road.<br />

Two vehicles were reported driving dangerously on PembertonsRoad,Sefton.<br />

AHurunuimale had his vehicleimpounded after beingstopped for Driving<br />

while Disqualified in Rangiora. Ahouse in Sefton was entered using keys<br />

previously stolen fromthe victim’svehicle while in Christchurch. Nothing<br />

appears to have been stolen.<br />

Sunday, <strong>January</strong> 8: Amotorcycle and mountain bike were stolenfrom aPegasus<br />

address. AChristchurch male was processed for driving with excess breath<br />

alcohol after beingstoppedinHanmer Springs.ADunedin femalewas<br />

processedfor driving withexcessbreath alcohol after being stopped in Kaiapoi.<br />

Abicycle was stolen from an address on Charles Upham Drive,Rangiora.The<br />

bike was located severely damaged nearby. AChristchurchmale was processed<br />

for driving with excess breath alcohol after beingstopped on Rangiora­<br />

Woodend Road.<br />

Monday, <strong>January</strong> 9: Aburglary was reportedtoahouseonOxford Road where<br />

minor damagewas caused. Aburglary was reported to acommercial yardin<br />

Broomfield. Alarge amount of property was stolen. Major damagewas caused<br />

to vehicles andequipment located on the site.<br />

AsilverToyota Mark Xwas stolenfrom ParkhouseDrive, Rangiora.<br />

Severalvehicles had windows smashed in Rangiora and Oxford. One of the<br />

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This groupoversees anonstatutory<br />

network of social services<br />

operating in the district, by coordinating<br />

initiatives andneedsof<br />

local communitygroups, schools and<br />

health centres, as well as NGO<br />

agencies, HurunuiDistrict Council<br />

and government.<br />

Last year the Ministry of Education<br />

launched the IKURA Initiative,<br />

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schools.<br />

TogetherHurunui applied to be<br />

partofthe initiative severalmonths<br />

ago, and received three pallets of<br />

sanitary products.<br />

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and Amuri Area School were already<br />

part of thisinitiative.<br />

Together Hurunui and Welcoming<br />

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Patersonsaysarecentnationwide<br />

studyrevealed that onein<strong>12</strong>pupils<br />

miss schoolbecauseoflackofaccess<br />

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‘‘They will be deliveredtolocal<br />

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orhearaneed for them to be<br />

distributed.’’<br />

Earlierthis year atrialwas<br />

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programme,due to asignificant<br />

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Serenity ... Afisherman enjoying trying to lure afish during the 2021 Amberley Beach Surfcasting competition.<br />

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The R.Grant Electrical team ... Chris<br />

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NEWS<br />

24 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Recreational pāuafishing to return<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Recreational pāua fishing is set to return<br />

to Kaikōura.<br />

Following consultation, Oceans and<br />

Fisheries Minister David Parkerhas<br />

announced the recreational pāua fishing<br />

season willtake place fromApril 15 to<br />

June 15.<br />

Commercial pāua fishing got under way<br />

last Thursday, <strong>January</strong> 5.<br />

Thedelayed start to the new season<br />

followed areview after pāua were overfished<br />

last summer<br />

Last season was the first season the<br />

fisherywas opened after the 2016<br />

earthquakes.<br />

‘‘The decision is based on the best<br />

availableinformation and science, as well<br />

as feedback from tangatawhenua and<br />

throughout the community, including the<br />

Kaikōura Marine Guardians, commercial<br />

andrecreational fishers,’’says Ministry of<br />

Primary Industries director fisheries<br />

management EmmaTaylor.<br />

‘‘We received nearly 300 submissions<br />

on the proposals, which is atestamentto<br />

theimportance of the fishery.’’<br />

Shesays amajority of those giving<br />

feedbacksupported having recreational<br />

fishing duringaquieter part of the year.<br />

There was widespreadsupport for a<br />

year­roundreopening of the commercial<br />

fishery, whichtargetedpāua in deeper<br />

water and in areasaway from popular<br />

recreational spots.<br />

Thefishery suffered extensivedamage<br />

in the 2016 earthquakes and,whileithas<br />

been allowed time to recover, caution was<br />

neededtoensure it wouldbetherefor<br />

futuregenerationstoenjoy, Ms Taylor<br />

says.<br />

‘‘We’llcontinuetoclosely monitor<br />

recreational take during the season to<br />

Season delayed ... Recreational fishing of pāua has been delayed until April.<br />

ensurecatch settings remainappropriate,<br />

and workwith all interestedparties on<br />

longer­term strategiesfor maintaining<br />

and protecting the fishery.’’<br />

Catch settingsfor recreational pāua<br />

fishing wouldbeannounced ahead of the<br />

seasoninApril.<br />

‘‘In the meantime, we'd liketoremind<br />

peoplethat recreational pāua fishing is<br />

prohibited,’’ Ms Taylorsays. ‘‘The<br />

majority of customary management areas<br />

also remain closed to commercial and<br />

recreational pāua fishing.’’<br />

Anyonewho sees suspiciousfishing<br />

behaviour can reportitto 0800 4<br />

POACHER (0800 476 224). Formore<br />

information aboutthe recent<br />

consultation,gotompi.govt.nz/<br />

<strong>2023</strong>­kaikoura­paua.<br />

Public interest journalism is funded by<br />

New Zealand on Air.<br />

No pāua ... The sign says it all.<br />

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Southbrook<br />

traffic lights<br />

Workhas begun to install newtraffic<br />

lights at Southbrook.<br />

Themuchanticipatedworktoinstall<br />

traffic lights to improvethe safety of<br />

children at Southbrook and Rangiora<br />

New Life Schoolgot under way on<br />

Sunday.<br />

Thetraffic lights will be installed at<br />

the Southbrook Road, Torlesse and<br />

CoronationStreet intersection.<br />

Work is expected to be completed by<br />

June.<br />

To helpensure thetraffic lights work<br />

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throughtoSouthbelt willalso be<br />

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intersection will be completed<br />

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traffic management in place.<br />

Coronation Street will be one­way<br />

onlywith no exittoSouthbrook Road.<br />

Torlesse andMarshall Streets will be<br />

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workiscompleted.<br />

Access willbeavailable to Marshall<br />

StreetnorthofTorlesse Street via<br />

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intersection.<br />

Motorists can accessTorlesse Street<br />

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Hagley College<strong>2023</strong><br />

Enrolment<br />

Day<br />

9.00am<br />

31<br />

-4.00pm<br />

Year <strong>12</strong>, 13 and Adult students<br />

<strong>January</strong><br />

Tuesday<br />

Contact us for anAppointment<br />

Our Enrolment Centre re-opens<br />

on <strong>January</strong> 18th at9.00am.<br />

Please phone us on (03) 364 5156<br />

to find out what you need tobring or visit<br />

www.hagley.school.nz/enrolment/senior-college-enrolments23/<br />

Hagley College Start Dates andTimes <strong>2023</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

30 Jan<br />

18 Jan<br />

YEAR 9<br />

Tuesday<br />

31 <strong>January</strong><br />

At Home<br />

Wednesday<br />

1February<br />

10am –Gym 2<br />

Year 9&10HG Mihi<br />

Whakatau and<br />

Orientation<br />

BBQ Lunch provided<br />

2.00pm –released<br />

Thursday<br />

2February<br />

Year 9Orientation<br />

Programme<br />

8.30am –3.00pm<br />

Friday<br />

3February<br />

Year 9Orientation<br />

Programme<br />

8.30am –3.00pm<br />

YEAR 10 At Home At Home At Home At Home<br />

YEAR 11 At Home AtHome At Home At Home<br />

YEAR <strong>12</strong>,<br />

13, ELL<br />

&After 3<br />

Senior Enrolment AtHome AtHome<br />

Course<br />

Confirmation Day<br />

Catch Up College<br />

10.00am<br />

Year <strong>12</strong>, 13 &ELL<br />

Mihi Whakatau &<br />

Orientation<br />

Tuesday<br />

7February<br />

Timetabled classes<br />

startat8.30am<br />

8.30am Year 10<br />

Welcome Assembly<br />

Auditorium<br />

Timetabled classes<br />

startat9.30am<br />

8.30am Year 11<br />

Welcome Assembly<br />

Cafe<br />

Timetabled classes<br />

startat9.30am<br />

Timetabled classes<br />

start at 8.30am<br />

After3 Evening<br />

starting from today<br />

<strong>12</strong>.00pm -2.30pm<br />

For Students whohave been asked to come in or whoneed to change their program<br />

Enrolments from18th –24th <strong>January</strong>.<br />

Please book an appointmenttime via our online form from 17th Jan<br />

www.hagley.school.nz/enrolment/catch-up-college-enrolments or call 03 379 3090.<br />

Monday 6February–COLLEGE CLOSED (Waitangi Day Holiday)<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Year <strong>12</strong> &13Programmes •Pre-Professional Programmes<br />

ENROLMENTS OPEN APPLY NOW<br />

Enrolmentsclose 31st Jan <strong>2023</strong>


School rebuilds get under way<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

The waitisnearly over for three <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> schools, withsome major<br />

building projects getting under way this<br />

year.<br />

Amuri AreaSchool,TeKuraoTuahiwi<br />

and Oxford Area Schoolare set to become<br />

building sites with somemuchanticipated<br />

projects getting underway, Ministry of<br />

Education infrastructure anddigital<br />

Hautu (leader) ScottEvanssays.<br />

‘‘A number of school building projects<br />

are under way, withafocus on delivering<br />

new spacestoaccommodate for roll<br />

growthinthe region,and several projects<br />

were recently completed as part of the<br />

SchoolInvestmentProgramme.’’<br />

New teaching spaces arealso planned<br />

for Kaiapoi Borough School over the next<br />

few years, he says.<br />

The redevelopment cannotcome soon<br />

enoughfor AmuriArea School, whichhas<br />

been bulging at the seams in recentyears.<br />

Mr Evanssays the project is in the<br />

preliminary design stage,withanew<br />

classroom to accommodate roll growth<br />

due to be built this year.<br />

The school completed its School<br />

InvestmentPackage projects last year,<br />

which included work to replace a<br />

damaged hardstand and anew asphalt<br />

basketball court has been laid out.<br />

Te Kura oTuahiwi will receive two roll<br />

growthteachingspaces thisyear,with<br />

more teachingspaces to be addedover the<br />

next few years.<br />

Work was also completed last yearon<br />

Tuahiwi’sSchool Investment Package<br />

projects, including anew garage, staff<br />

resource area, and existing shedand<br />

sandpit demolition.<br />

OxfordArea School’s $10 millionrebuild<br />

2538095<br />

Te Kura oTuahiwi<br />

Year 0-8. No enrolment zone.<br />

Twolearningpathways –TeReo Maori and English<br />

Exciting, innovative, personalisedlearning programmes<br />

Highquality Kaiako,genuine whanau participation<br />

<strong>January</strong> 30 th -TeacherOnly Day<br />

<strong>January</strong> 31 st -Goal SettingHui<br />

February 1st All Students in Attendance<br />

School office will be open on 26 th &27 th <strong>January</strong><br />

10.30am –2.30pm<br />

Enrolments by appointment<br />

Contact the school office<br />

03 313 8521 or 027 842 7617<br />

office@tuahiwi.school.nz<br />

www.tuahiwi.school.nz<br />

Rangiora New Life School<br />

Te kura orangahou oRangiora<br />

ACommunity that Cares<br />

Start datesfor <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

Studentswho Achieve<br />

Monday 30 <strong>January</strong>: 9.00 am Office open. Surnames A-L (+ Peer Support Leaders)<br />

Course Confirmation (Yrs 11-13) (Church Auditorium)<br />

11.00 am SurnamesM-Z:Course Confirmation (Yrs 11-13)<br />

(Church Auditorium)<br />

<strong>12</strong>.00 pm All NetNZ students<br />

10 –3pm Peer Support Leader Training (Rm 29) Smith Block<br />

Tuesday 31 <strong>January</strong>:<br />

Teacher Only Day<br />

Wednesday 1February:<br />

Teacher Only Day<br />

Thursday 2February: 8:50am to 3:10pm Whole school in uniform<br />

9–9.30am Mihi Whakatau welcome for all students at Events Centre<br />

Friday 3February: 8:50am–3.10pm Regular school day<br />

Monday 6February Waitangi Day observance –school closed.<br />

More detailed information including stationery,bus routes etc. is available at www.rnls.school.nz<br />

Some spaces available for Christian Families in <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

PROVIDING QUALITY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FORYR 1-13STUDENTS<br />

IN NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

Denchs Road, Rangiora ph (03) 3136332 admin@rnls.school.nz www.rnls.school.nz<br />

Main entry ... Oxford Area School’s new administration, library and science block, as<br />

viewed from the courtyard, will bring the school into the 21st when the building opens in<br />

2024. PHOTO:SUPPLIED BY OXFORD AREA SCHOOL<br />

was announced in September 2018.<br />

Construction is expected to beginmidyear,<br />

once the school’sadministration<br />

block has beendemolished.<br />

It will be replacedbyanew<br />

administration and learning block with six<br />

teaching spaces, anew school library<br />

space, canteen, administration spaces,<br />

landscaping and accessible parking<br />

spaces.<br />

2532491<br />

Mr Evans says the new block is expected<br />

to be completed next year.<br />

The schoolcompletedits School<br />

Investment Package projects last year,<br />

including the installation of glazed<br />

aluminiumdividingwalls within flexible<br />

learningspaces,acoustic liningand<br />

additionalsecurity sensors.<br />

Public interestjournalismisfunded by<br />

New Zealand on Air.<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

To current students please:<br />

ENROL NOW<br />

FOR <strong>2023</strong><br />

OPEN DAY<br />

23 JANUARY <strong>2023</strong><br />

Rangiora Town Hall Studios, 4-6pm<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

Te Kura Tuarua o Rangiora<br />

Start Dates for <strong>2023</strong><br />

Nau mai haere mai<br />

Welcome to the new school year.<br />

27 <strong>January</strong> New Enrolment Day, 9.00am to 11.00am<br />

(for all new non-enrolled Year 9-13 students)<br />

30 &31<strong>January</strong> Teacher Only Days<br />

1February Year 11-13 Course Confirmation<br />

(for invited Year 11-13 students)<br />

2February First day for Year 9 (Orientation Day)<br />

3February First day all levels are at school (Years 9-13)<br />

6February Waitangi Day (Public Holiday)<br />

More detailed information on our <strong>2023</strong> start dates<br />

is available on the ‘<strong>News</strong> &Events’ page at:<br />

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

27<br />

Including 40th Anniversary Celebrations<br />

with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra<br />

2541337<br />

Office opens<br />

Monday 23 rd Jan <strong>2023</strong><br />

for enquiries and<br />

enrolments<br />

Years 1-8 and Leaders<br />

on Wednesday 1 st Feb<br />

All students to return<br />

on Thursday 2 nd Feb<br />

Phone: 03-315-8233<br />

www.amuri.school.nz<br />

2539884<br />

Lessons begin 7February |Enrol online<br />

www.ncam.ac.nz |enquiry@ncam.ac.nz


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28 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

RANGIORA BOROUGH SCHOOL<br />

Healthy lunches<br />

Nau Mai, Haere Mai<br />

Welcome to Rangiora Borough School<br />

for <strong>2023</strong><br />

School commences at 8.55am on<br />

Wednesday 1 st February<br />

All stationery will be provided and available on day 1.<br />

Uniforms are available from The Warehouse.<br />

For enrolment enquiries and enrolment procedures,<br />

please visit our website –www.rangiora.school.nz<br />

under ‘Enrolment’<br />

2539983<br />

Everyday parents struggle to fill lunch<br />

boxes,especiallyasthe demand for<br />

healthy food optionsfor children grows.<br />

Sandwiches are astapleofany lunch<br />

box but it’s not aboutmakingthem a<br />

coupleofPBJ or Marmite sandwiches.<br />

Natalie Price,practitioner /owner of<br />

Restore Natural Health and Counselling<br />

in Rangiora, saysher years of experience<br />

have helpedher to understand the role<br />

nutrition plays notonly in mental health,<br />

but also in an adult or child'soverallhealth<br />

and wellbeing.<br />

She says school lunches shouldn’t be<br />

bland or boring.<br />

Her adviceistofirstly look at the colours<br />

of items contained in alunch box,<br />

‘‘Think about the colours of vegetables<br />

and fruits,how they attract the eye of the<br />

child,making them look inviting and<br />

appealing.’’<br />

Secondly she recommends varyingthe<br />

texture of lunchbox items.<br />

‘‘Don’t make them all soft or all hard,<br />

mix them up.’’<br />

Crisp fruitsorvegetables withlovely soft<br />

muffins helpcreate texturefilled eating<br />

experiences.<br />

The nextitem Nataliehas on her list is<br />

shapes.<br />

Creating fun shapes out of bead or<br />

biscuits makesitfun for achild opening<br />

their lunch boxes.<br />

Above all Natalie believes parents<br />

shouldtry to create abalancewithin their<br />

children’s lunches.<br />

‘‘Balance the amount of carbs, proteins<br />

and healthyfats on offer while<br />

endeavouring to stay away for prepackaged<br />

ready food.’’<br />

Some healthy lunchbox tips gleaned<br />

from onlinesources.<br />

Sandwiches:<br />

Fill themwith avariety of fillings<br />

including cheese, tomato, lettuce, beetroot<br />

ad cucumber to accompanyslices of ham,<br />

beef, pork or chickentomake for exciting<br />

palette options for hungry kids.<br />

Bread rolls filledwith the same are<br />

another healthy option and can be filled<br />

with basically any thing including leftover<br />

cookedvegetables.<br />

Take atip out of Vietnamesecuisine,<br />

and embracethe bánhmì .<br />

This is ashort baguette or roll filled with<br />

savoury ingredients muchlike aSubway<br />

sandwich.<br />

Stuff it with leftover beef, fresh<br />

vegetables, herbs, chillisauceand mayo<br />

for something satisfying.<br />

Quick to eat and not messy ... Making a<br />

healthy lunch for schoolchildren is an<br />

important job.<br />

PHOTO: YVONNE O'HARA<br />

Even consider making ameatball sub<br />

with acouple of leftover meatballs from<br />

last nights dinner.<br />

Supermarkets offer awide varietyof<br />

affordable wraps or tortilla optionsand<br />

these can again be filled with almost<br />

anything yourchild likes.<br />

Fruit andvegetables:<br />

Pre­peeledbaby carrots are adelicious<br />

and perfectly sized healthy snack for any<br />

lunch box.Even better, theysave prep<br />

time.<br />

Select“interactive” fruits such as<br />

mandarins or bananas.<br />

Children love playing withtheir food<br />

and anything needing to be peeledkeeps<br />

them engaged with theirfood.<br />

Offer smaller fruit such as grapes, cherry<br />

tomatoes,and berries.<br />

For those picky eaters outthere, try<br />

including fruit and vegetablesinother<br />

elements of theirlunch box, such as fruit<br />

muffins or dips.<br />

Energybars:<br />

While the supermarket shelvesare full<br />

of options and they are easylunch box<br />

fillers —checkthe sugar and salt content<br />

of energy bars.<br />

Some are full of natural goodness,others<br />

are not.<br />

Home made popcorn isn’tjust anaughty<br />

treat for the movies. Without all the butter<br />

and salt, popcorn can be ahealthy<br />

lunchtime snack too.<br />

Alwayscheck if yourkids’ schoolhas any<br />

restrictions on lunchfoods.Many schools<br />

don’t allow nuts, so it’s important to check<br />

beforeyou send yourkid to school witha<br />

peanutbutter and jam sandwich.<br />

KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE<br />

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS<br />

• Children and young people get<br />

distracted and may forget to look<br />

for traffic –bealert<br />

• Stop if aschool patrol sign is<br />

extended –nomatter which side<br />

it’s on<br />

• Children can’t judge the speed of<br />

vehicles accurately –slow down<br />

Find out more about road safety in your community<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/roadsafety<br />

It’s ateam effort to reach zero deaths on our roads.<br />

As aCouncil we are committed to creating safer roads in our District.<br />

• Either way it’s 20k –this is<br />

the legal speed when passing a<br />

stationary school bus in<br />

any direction<br />

• Avoid chaos at the school gate<br />

by parking further away<br />

• Teach your children to be safe by<br />

being asafe road user yourself<br />

We would like to wish everyone a<br />

Happy New Year!<br />

Teacher Only Day Wednesday 1 st February<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Thefirstday back for students is Thursday 2 nd February <strong>2023</strong> starting at 8:55am.<br />

Forall enquiries please phone the schooloffice on 3149444.<br />

Welcomes pupils back to school on<br />

Monday 30 th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

at 8.50am.<br />

The School office will be open on<br />

Thursday 26 th <strong>January</strong> 10-2pm<br />

for new enrolments and<br />

general enquiries<br />

If you wish to contact the school prior<br />

to enrolment day, please email<br />

admin@ashgrove.school.nz<br />

2539161<br />

Phone: 03 313 8552<br />

2532488


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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

29<br />

Embracing innovation<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Achievers ... Hurunui Mayor Marie Black, with students awarded with agrant to help with<br />

the studies ­Sahara MacFarlane, Eve LePine, Xander Acton­Adams, Katie Gunn, Jamie<br />

Gunn, Tahlia Beck, and Millie Hassall. Absent is recipient Willow Devine.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Study grants awarded<br />

EightofHurunui’s Secondary School<br />

leavers step forward into tertiary school<br />

learninginthe knowledge theyhave some<br />

of the costscovered.<br />

They each received agrant from the<br />

Secondary School Achievers Fundata<br />

receptionatthe Fossil Point Café inGreta<br />

Valley to help them with accommodation<br />

costs, scholarship travel expenses,<br />

purchases of text booksorelectronic<br />

equipment.<br />

The grant totalled $11,500, and is ajoint<br />

venture between Hurunui District Council<br />

whichcontributes $10,000and Buddle<br />

Findlay, (whichhas beenpartaking for five<br />

yearsnow)contributing $1500. To date 136<br />

students have benefited fromthe grant<br />

whichbegan in 2000.<br />

The successful recipients were Eve<br />

LePine from Cheviotwho plans to studyfor<br />

aDiploma in AgricultureatLincoln<br />

University,JamieDalmer, Waiau, who<br />

planstodoadegree in Zoology at Otago<br />

University,Xander Acton­Adams,<br />

Amberley, who plans to attend Lincoln<br />

University to studytowardsaDiploma of<br />

Agriculture, Katie Gunn, Hawarden, who<br />

will study Criminology or Criminal Justice<br />

at University, Millie Hassall, Waikari,<br />

plans to attend Otago University to study<br />

for aBachelor of Science, Sahara<br />

MacFarlane, Waipara, who willstudy<br />

Engineering at AucklandUniversity,<br />

TahliaBeck, Amberley, who plans to<br />

complete aBachelor of Sport Coaching<br />

leading to apostgraduate diploma in<br />

Teachingand Learning,and Willow<br />

Devine, Waiau, who willstudy Criminal<br />

Justice at <strong>Canterbury</strong> University.<br />

The selection panelwas HurunuiMayor<br />

Marie Black, councillors Vanessa<br />

McPhersonand Tom Davies, Chairperson<br />

of theHurunui Youth Council Millie<br />

McIlraith,Senior Associate at Buddle<br />

FindlayAnna Wishart and also aformer<br />

recipient of the Grant, Gwyn Williams from<br />

Amberley,Anne Costello from Hawarden,<br />

and formercouncillor GeoffShier.<br />

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

innovative waysofteachingmathsand new<br />

technology.<br />

PegasusBay School is in the middleofa<br />

two­year pilotofanew mathsprogramme<br />

and has beenrecognised as an Apple<br />

DistinguishedSchool.<br />

The New Zealandmathsratingis494 on<br />

mathematics performance(PISA 2018),<br />

justabovethe averageof489 among the<br />

OECDnations.<br />

Countries likeJapan,SouthKorea,<br />

Singapore and HongKong have ratings<br />

wellabove500.<br />

Lastyear the school rolled out anew<br />

maths programme similar to the Singapore<br />

model called ‘‘maths no problem’’.<br />

The pilotisbased aroundstudents<br />

getting abroad and in­depth<br />

understandingofmaths by mastering<br />

concepts, principal Jared Kelly says.<br />

He says goodresults were achieved in<br />

the first year,which have been shared with<br />

the Ministry of Education.<br />

‘‘Wewill do anotheryear before we do a<br />

fullreview, but it seems to be doingall the<br />

right things.<br />

‘‘This yearwill be about making sure it is<br />

aligned with the curriculum and with<br />

other mathsapproaches and that it aligns<br />

withhow we want to teach the kids.’’<br />

Digital technology has beenabig part of<br />

student learning in recentyears.<br />

PegasusBay School is one of just 11<br />

Apple DistinguishedSchoolsinNew<br />

Zealand and one of 691 worldwide.<br />

Eachstudenthas an iPad and the<br />

teachers use Macbooks.<br />

Lastyear three teachers qualified as<br />

Apple learning leaders and this yearwill<br />

upskill as Apple learning coaches.<br />

‘‘Tohave such ahigh calibre of people<br />

driving whatwedohas been hugely<br />

beneficial,’’ Mr Kelly says.<br />

Pegasus Principal ... Jared Kelly.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

The benefits of the programme saw the<br />

school achieve success in last year’s Grow<br />

Waitaha Digi Awards.<br />

Teams of students wererequired to<br />

build robotsout of Lego, basedaround a<br />

sustainable energy theme, and thencode<br />

themtocomplete challenges.<br />

The school’s kapa hapa group was<br />

invited to open the event,performing the<br />

song Whitebait Waiata,composedby<br />

PegasusBay School teacher Emily<br />

Matthews.<br />

Mr Kelly says students have also<br />

embraced the United Nations’ Sustainable<br />

Development Goals,whichhave been<br />

incorporated into the school’s values.<br />

Student efforts caughtthe attention of<br />

the UnitedNations Association of New<br />

Zealand’s<strong>Canterbury</strong> branchlast yearand<br />

Mr Kelly says the association is keen to<br />

support the school in its endeavours this<br />

year.<br />

‘‘It is important to walk thewalk.Itisone<br />

thing to teachsustainabilitytothe kids, but<br />

as leadersweneed to liveitourselves.’’<br />

Publicinterestjournalism is funded by<br />

New Zealand on Air.<br />

Back to School Dates <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Tuesday 31<strong>January</strong> Year 13 Peer Support Day 9.00am-<strong>12</strong>.00pm<br />

Wednesday 1February Year 9Powhiri 8.45am-3.00pm<br />

Thursday 2February Full school day<br />

Friday 3February House ChallengeDay


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30 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

CHEVIOTAREASCHOOL<br />

C A S<br />

www.cheviot.school.nz<br />

www.cheviot.school.nz<br />

WELCOME TO <strong>2023</strong><br />

Thursday2nd W2022<br />

February –New Enrolments<br />

NO BUSESRUNNING THIS DAY<br />

Friday3rd 4th February February course -Course confirmaon(Y11-13)<br />

NO BUSESRUNNING THIS DAY<br />

Monday6th 4thFebruary February new enrolments –Waitangi Dayobserved<br />

(School Closed)<br />

Tuesday7th 7th February February Waitangi -Whole Dayschool observed 8.50am (school<br />

closed)<br />

-Mihi Whakatau 9.00am<br />

Mon 30stJan-Fri 3rdFeb -Officeopen 9am-3pm<br />

Term 8th February Time OfficeHours–8.30am-3.30pm<br />

first Day alllevels (Y0-13)<br />

Welcometoall our new and<br />

returning students in <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

Our office opens on:<br />

Wednesday 25 <strong>January</strong><br />

Our first day for students:<br />

Monday 30 <strong>January</strong><br />

Enrolment queries (in zone only)<br />

can be made through<br />

office@tematauru.school.nz<br />

2539965<br />

Please note email and phone enquiries will<br />

be replied to from 25 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

2532494<br />

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School Hours 8.45am -3.00pm<br />

Phone (03) 314 4430 •office@hurunuicollege.school.nz<br />

Stephen Beck —Principal<br />

Youare warmly invited tocontact Wendy at our Office<br />

to meet our Principal Trish McKendry, and have a<br />

guided tour of our Catholic school.<br />

We have just completed asuccessful renovation<br />

project of all of our classroom spaces into attractive,<br />

inviting places to learn.<br />

We offer acaring and supportive learning<br />

environment which caters for individual learning<br />

styles, offers arange of different learning<br />

programmes, before and after school care and a<br />

dedicated Intermediate School for Year 7&8students.<br />

We also have asmall number of places available for<br />

children who are not Catholic. We look forward to<br />

meeting you and your family.<br />

Special visitor ... Atuatara from Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, in Christchurch, was the<br />

star attraction during avisit to the Fernside Preschool last year.<br />

PHOTO: KATHERINE STREET<br />

Tuatara at school<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Arare reptile found only in New<br />

Zealand has been used to help Fernside<br />

Preschool pupils prepare for their<br />

transition to primary school.<br />

The tuatara, from Christchurch’s<br />

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, was a<br />

visitor at the preschool last year as part<br />

of its enquiring project which teaches<br />

children how to ask questions in<br />

preparation for primary school.<br />

The preschool’s assistant manager in<br />

charge of transition to school, Katherine<br />

Street, says each year the group of<br />

children who are preparing to go to<br />

primary school the next year are asked<br />

to name something that they are<br />

particularly interested in for the group<br />

to study.<br />

‘‘The projects help the children<br />

develop the skills they will need when<br />

they get to school,’’ Ms Street says.<br />

‘‘They get to learn how to ask questions<br />

about what they want to learn.’’<br />

Last year’s group of 11 children, most<br />

of whom will begin attending Fernside<br />

School when the first term begins on<br />

Monday, <strong>January</strong> 30, chose to focus on<br />

space, reptiles and the sea.<br />

The tuatara was apopular guest<br />

during studies for the reptile project.<br />

‘‘The children loved it. They were most<br />

fascinated,’’ Katherine says.<br />

The tuatara visit also attracted<br />

interest from other teachers at the<br />

school and some parents.<br />

Tuatara have an average lifespan of<br />

about 60 years but keep growing until<br />

they are about 35 and can live up to 100<br />

years.<br />

They are aprotected species under<br />

the New Zealand Wildlife Ac. They have<br />

an at­risk­relict (small population<br />

stabilised after declining) conservation<br />

status.<br />

The ancient reptiles, which live in<br />

burrows and are mainly nocturnal, once<br />

lived throughout the South Island, but<br />

wild populations now only exist on<br />

islands off the <strong>North</strong> Island and in the<br />

Marlborough Sounds.<br />

Back to school in <strong>2023</strong><br />

The school year in New Zealand<br />

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end of <strong>January</strong> and the beginning of<br />

February.<br />

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Teachers use the first few weeks back<br />

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This helps students brush up on their<br />

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insight into whereyour students stand.<br />

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Enjoying the last days of the holidays<br />

PHOTOS BY JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Helping hands ... Helping her dad Nathan<br />

Ross of Christchurch pack the family tent at<br />

the end of their stay at the Ashley Gorge<br />

Holiday Park was one and ahalf year old<br />

Lauren Ross.<br />

In the trees ... Dean Walker of Amberley,<br />

manages his shot from in the trees at<br />

Amberley Golf Clubs teams stableford<br />

tournament.<br />

Rubber tube fun ... Just back from arefreshing swim in the Ashley River were Lucy, 3and<br />

Billy Moore, 5and their mum Joce Ford of Pines Beach.<br />

Family outing ... Casting for acatch on the beach at Amberley were Nicole and Dan<br />

Hampton of Christchurch with their five month old daughter Layla. Dan said it was agood<br />

spot for catching awide variety of fish.<br />

Topping up ... Kevin Gray of Christchurch<br />

waters his plants at his campsite at the<br />

Ashley Gorge.<br />

Cooling down ... Enjoying the water in the<br />

Ashley River was Annabelle Oran <strong>12</strong>, of<br />

Pegasus.<br />

Watching its progress ... Jill Davison (left)<br />

and Anne Campbell, both of Rangiora, watch<br />

the roll of the ball at the Amberley Golf Club.<br />

Out for astroll ... Making good use of the fine weather over the holiday period for a<br />

pleasant walk along the beach at Amberley were Murray Revell of Kaiapoi and Sue Cobb<br />

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Concentration ... Gordon McGeddie of<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

35<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> posts deficit<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local DemocracyReporter<br />

Ahigher than expect financial deficit<br />

has failedtodampenasuccessful year<br />

for Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong>, says<br />

chairperson Cr Peter Scott.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> adopted its<br />

2021/22 annual report at an<br />

extraordinary meetingonMonday,<br />

December 19, confirming an after tax<br />

deficit of $2.6million.<br />

This was compared to abudgeted<br />

deficit in the 2021/31 Long Term Plan of<br />

$0.7 million and was due to an<br />

unbudgeted expenditure write­offof<br />

assetsdue to accounting adjustments of<br />

$5.23 million.<br />

But this was partially offsetbythe<br />

revaluation of forestryassets and an<br />

interest rate swapagreement.<br />

The financial yearbegan with<br />

council staff dealing withthe aftermath<br />

of the May 2021 flood event, Cr Scott<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Temporary works are now largely<br />

complete and all stopbank repair works<br />

have been completed.<br />

‘‘The impactsofthis flood recovery<br />

work, and extreme weather events<br />

more generally, will continue for some<br />

time.’’<br />

Cr Scott said apriorityfor the council<br />

this year was promoting the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Regional Council (NgāiTahu<br />

Representation) Bill,which passed<br />

into law in August, granting fullvoting<br />

rightstotwo NgāiTahu appointed<br />

councillors.<br />

‘‘Being in the House to see the Bill<br />

pass, and bearwitnesstothe speeches,<br />

waiataand mana in the room was areal<br />

privilege. This will be atrue watershed<br />

momentinEnvironment <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

storybook.’’<br />

Account deficit ... Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s councillors say the council enjoyed asuccessful year, despite posting afinancial deficit<br />

its 2021/22 annual report.<br />

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Lookingahead, developing an<br />

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priority for <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Cr Scott saidthe councilwas takinga<br />

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Environment Plan and the Landand<br />

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‘‘Our commitment to workingin<br />

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and developing an authentic<br />

partnershipmeanstaking the time to<br />

ensure we get it right.’’<br />

Around 2800 submissions were<br />

receivedfor the 2022/23 annual plan,<br />

which was adopted in June.<br />

Fromnext yearECan will trial new<br />

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GreaterChristchurch and a$1flat fare<br />

for anyone aged under­25, tertiary<br />

students,Total Mobility cardholders<br />

and CommunityServicesCard holders.<br />

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George Watson is looking forward to<br />

representing the Waimakariri Young<br />

Farmers Club in this year’s Tasman<br />

regional final.<br />

He is one of eight finalists in the <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Tasman regional final, being held at<br />

Rotherham and Hanmer Springs on April<br />

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mover from Waimakariri has made it to<br />

the regional final, but that doesn’t mean<br />

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caliber: of contestants will keep him on<br />

his toes.<br />

‘‘I’m having to put the hard yards in and<br />

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with all the latest in farming legislation.<br />

The landscape of our industry is everchanging,<br />

so Ithink it’s so important to<br />

keep up,’’ says Watson.<br />

He has been involved with Young<br />

Farmers for nearly <strong>12</strong> years and has held<br />

many roles in various clubs around the<br />

country.<br />

This will be his last tilt at the annual<br />

contest as he is close to ‘‘ageing out’’ of<br />

Young Farmers.<br />

‘‘It is agreat contest and Ilove being<br />

around like minded people eager to give<br />

it ago,’’ he said, when competing in the<br />

district finals at last October’s Amberley<br />

A&P Show.<br />

George will be lining up against seven<br />

other finalists representing the West<br />

Melton, Lincoln, West Coast and Tasman<br />

Valley clubs.<br />

The practical competition will be held<br />

at the Amuri A&P Showgrounds in<br />

Rotherham, while the evening Q&A show<br />

will be held at the Hanmer Springs<br />

Memorial Hall.<br />

George Watson<br />

New Zealand Young Farmers board<br />

chairperson Jessie Waite says the<br />

competition continues to attract new<br />

entrants, with around 45 percent of<br />

competitors giving it agofor the first<br />

time in this season’s district contests.<br />

‘‘It’s amazing to see the new generation<br />

coming through. There’s so much<br />

happening in the primary sector right<br />

now with science, innovation and new<br />

technologies.<br />

‘‘The skills being demonstrated by<br />

these contestants are proof there is much<br />

more to farming than herding sheep,’’<br />

Jessie said.<br />

There are seven regional finals<br />

running across Aotearoa between<br />

February and April.<br />

No competition will be the same, and<br />

contestants will start the day not knowing<br />

which of their skills will be put to the test.<br />

Regional finalists will be battling it out<br />

for aplace in Julys Grand Final.<br />

Emma ready for farm work<br />

The Mayor’s Taskforcefor Jobs(MTFJ)<br />

has helped aKaikōura teen to start a<br />

career in farming.<br />

EmmaFissenden (16) has beenborn<br />

and bred on farms in the areaand is<br />

developing akeen interestindog<br />

trialling.<br />

Thanks to anew programme called<br />

Growing Future Farmers,Emma has<br />

gained atwo year cadetship on afarm at<br />

Waiau.<br />

‘‘This is an on­farm learning<br />

environmentwhere she gets immersed<br />

in everyday farming,’’ Kaikōura MTFJ<br />

employment co­ordinator Sean Madden<br />

says.<br />

‘‘One day aweek she is in the<br />

classroomwith courses from chainsaw<br />

skills, wool classing and operating ATV<br />

quadbikes.’’<br />

Emmasays abonus of the new job is<br />

she getstwo new pups to train, aheading<br />

dog and ahuntaway.<br />

The Kaikōura MTJFprogramme has<br />

assisted her in getting the clothing kit<br />

she needs to start her new job.<br />

Future farmer ... Kaikōura Mayor Craig<br />

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<strong>12</strong>5 years of Hawarden sales<br />

This month’s Hawarden Ewe Fair will<br />

carry special significance.<br />

The original Hawarden Saleyards<br />

Company was founded in 1898, with the<br />

saleyards built later in the year.<br />

The first livestock sale, held in <strong>January</strong><br />

1899, was reported in the Christchurch<br />

Star.<br />

The newspaper reported the sale was<br />

held in ‘‘excessively hot’’ weather,<br />

suggesting not much has changed in the<br />

last <strong>12</strong>5 years.<br />

Astrong contingent of auctioneers,<br />

dealers, butchers and farmers caught the<br />

morning train from Christchurch to<br />

Hawarden.<br />

On sale were nearly 6000 sheep and 40<br />

head of cattle.<br />

Monthly stock sales were held at<br />

Hawarden for decades, with stock<br />

transported by train to Christchurch to<br />

be slaughtered.<br />

The first ewe fair was held several<br />

years later, with the first reference on<br />

the PapersPast website being to asale<br />

held on March <strong>12</strong>, 1909.<br />

Areport in The Press recorded 14,300<br />

ewes went under the hammer.<br />

Two­tooth half­bred ewes sold for<br />

between 14 shillings and 21 shillings, five<br />

pence.<br />

Today’s ewe fairs don’t have the same<br />

fanfare of the early days, but attract<br />

farmers from far and wide as there are<br />

few ewe fairs left in <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

PGG Wrightson regional livestock<br />

manager Grant Nordstrom is expecting<br />

another strong yarding.<br />

‘‘I would say our ewe numbers will be<br />

good. There has been afew farm sales, so<br />

there will be afew capital lines going<br />

under the hammer.<br />

‘‘We won’t know for another week<br />

whether it needs to be held over two<br />

days, but Ican tell you it will be one full<br />

day.’’<br />

Livestock sales leading up to Christmas<br />

have been steady, despite the price of<br />

mutton being down on previous seasons,<br />

Mr Nordstrom says.<br />

‘‘The mood is strong. The price of<br />

From the air ... All roads led to the Hawarden Saleyards for day one of last year’s<br />

Hawarden Ewe Fair.<br />

mutton is back and the export price is<br />

back, so it will have some effect on our<br />

prices.<br />

‘‘But there is alot of feed in <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

at the moment, so we will have good<br />

competition for some good stock.’’<br />

Last year’s Hawarden Ewe Fair was<br />

split over two successive Fridays, with<br />

more than 20,000 ewes going under the<br />

hammer.<br />

The top price of $280 was achieved on<br />

both days ­for apen two­tooth Corriedale<br />

ewes on day one, and Romney two­tooth<br />

ewes the following Friday.<br />

Unlike last year’s ewe fair, there are no<br />

Covid­19 restrictions, so organisers will<br />

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The annual Hawarden Ewe Fair is due<br />

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Friday, <strong>January</strong> 27. The ewes will be<br />

penned and available for inspection from<br />

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Showcasing work ... Miranda Brown tends her stall at the inaugural Oxford Artisan Market<br />

held in December.<br />

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Artisan market asuccess<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The inaugural Oxford Artisan Market has<br />

created agreat communitybuzz.<br />

Organisers hopethe market will develop<br />

into acultural festival showcasing artists,<br />

musiciansand food.<br />

The marketwas held at the Oxford<br />

Gallery toi oWaimakariri, in Oxford, on<br />

December18.<br />

‘‘Despite poor weatheronthe day it was<br />

well supported by our community of artists<br />

and the public,’’ eventinitiatorMiranda<br />

Brownsays.<br />

Miranda is an Oxford Arts Trust trustee,<br />

an artist, environmentalist and biophilic<br />

designer.<br />

‘‘Thesupportwereceivedisagreat sign<br />

that peopleenjoy participation in arts and<br />

culturalevents in the region,’’she says.<br />

Therewere 15 artists' stalls at the market<br />

representing arange of creative pursuits,<br />

from oil artworks, prints, pottery,metal<br />

work and textiles.<br />

The majority of artistswere fromOxford<br />

with the Rangiora Pottery Group also<br />

attending.<br />

‘‘Theidea of the market is to promote and<br />

support our localartistsbycreating<br />

opportunities forthem to selltheir work<br />

and share their stories and creative<br />

processeswith the local community,<br />

Miranda says.<br />

‘‘Ourvision is to bring Oxford Gallery<br />

closer to the community with our new<br />

forecourt signage and Llew Summers<br />

sculpture.<br />

‘‘TheArtisan Market is agreatvibe for<br />

Oxford townand it bringsthe street alive.<br />

‘‘We see more potential for the arts to be<br />

expressedand experiencedinOxford and<br />

the greaterregion and it is eventslike this<br />

that bring life to the arts.’’<br />

Miranda saysthe Artisan Market coordinator<br />

AlicePilbrowand KateHallam<br />

did the marketing for the event.<br />

‘‘It alwaystakes ateam to makethings<br />

happen and we are grateful to the<br />

volunteers who supported this event and to<br />

Waimakariri Events Funding,’’she says.<br />

Car show<br />

Acar showfor all veteran,vintage, and<br />

classic vehicles willbeheld on the<br />

corner of Ashworths Beach Road and<br />

SH1,Leithfield,OnSunday, <strong>January</strong> 29<br />

from 9.30amto1.30pm. Oldfashioned<br />

1950s to 1970s live music willwill be<br />

played.Itisafreeeventfor vehicle<br />

displayowners and theviewingpublic,<br />

but adonation to the Amberley Menz<br />

Shed wouldbeappreciated. Donations<br />

acceptedonthe day in the donation<br />

boxes.Goalong and step back in time<br />

and enjoythe atmosphere.FreeNZ<br />

classiccar magazine to all.<br />

OpenMic Event at Balcairn<br />

The RangioraUkuleleCluband<br />

Balcairn Hallare hosting an openmic<br />

event at the Balcairn Hall on Sunday,<br />

<strong>January</strong>29, from 2.30pm.Solos, duets,<br />

groups,and bands are welcome along<br />

withall instruments, singing, poetry.<br />

Registeryour interest at: forms.gle/<br />

vpoyxw4pz46XgTnv6. Freeentry for<br />

performers. Gold coin donation<br />

otherwise. Bring aplatefor ashared<br />

afternoontea. Theevent is familyfriendly<br />

and alcohol free. Anyenquiries:<br />

Secretary@balcairnhall.com<br />

Woodend Methodist Church/Hall<br />

complex<br />

Thecompleted complex, comprising<br />

of the Church, Hall, smallmeeting room,<br />

lounge area, foyer, new toilets and<br />

updatedkitchen,isnow availablefor<br />

hire to the community. Slidingdoors<br />

nowallowthe hall area to be openedup<br />

to use part or thewholeofthe entire<br />

complex if needed. The complex also<br />

providesasmaller spacefor gatherings,<br />

particularlyinview of thedemand at the<br />

WoodendCommunity Centre. For any<br />

enquiriesduring <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> please<br />

contact (03)3<strong>12</strong>7740.From February<br />

<strong>2023</strong>,all enquriestoKaye at (03)313<br />

3448,oremail methodist.<br />

rangiora@gmail.com.From February<br />

officehoursatTrinityMethodist<br />

Church,176 KingStreet,Rangiora, are<br />

Tuesday 10amto1pm,Wednesday<br />

9.45am to 1.45pm,Thursday 10amto<br />

1pm.<br />

GuineaPig Show<br />

Enter your guineapigs in afun show<br />

on <strong>January</strong>22, at 38 Rangiora­Woodend<br />

Road. Theywill be judged,and there<br />

willbeawards made. To enter turn up<br />

on the day between 10amand 10.30am<br />

withyourpiggies. Thefancy dress<br />

theme is ‘Summer’.Therewill be a<br />

groomingdemonstration,animal sales,a<br />

salestable and raffle. Entry for nonmembersis$5,<br />

members $4.Enquiries<br />

to Janny(021 1457245) or checkout the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> GuineaPigs<br />

Facebook page.<br />

Waimakariri CountryMusicFestival<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>country music<br />

enthusiastswill be hopingfor second<br />

timelucky. TheinauguralWaimakariri<br />

Country MusicFestivalwill be heldat<br />

the RangioraShowgrounds from<br />

February10to<strong>12</strong>, afteritwas cancelled<br />

lastyeardue to Covid­19. Featured<br />

artiststhis year includeMontyGibbons,<br />

fromNelson, andlocals Sharon Miller<br />

and ArohaWilliams,who will take<br />

centrestageatthe Saturday night<br />

showcase. Twobands comprising artists<br />

fromthroughoutthe SouthIsland will<br />

perform throughoutthe weekend.<br />

Tickets sales will be availableatthe<br />

doorat$50 per personfor aweekend<br />

pass, or $15 foreachday and $20 for the<br />

showcase, with childrenfree.Follow the<br />

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NC athletes head south<br />

The <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> Track &Field team are<br />

sending24athletes to Timaru tomorrow,<br />

Friday, <strong>January</strong> 13, to compete in the South<br />

Island Colgate games.Around 1000 athletes<br />

fromclubsthroughoutNew Zealand are<br />

expected to attendthe event, whichcatersfor<br />

athletesaged eight to 13 years.<br />

It is athree day event with<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

teammembers expectedtomedal in several<br />

events.<br />

Sabrina Galilee,aged 13, who is competing in<br />

the 400m sprint and Isaac Lyon,aged <strong>12</strong>,<br />

competinginthe 800m and 1500m races, look<br />

likely to medal.<br />

Medalists from last year returningtogive<br />

their best efforts are Farai Musesengwa 11<br />

years (2022shot put Silver medalist);<br />

Alexander Jonathan <strong>12</strong> years, (2022<strong>12</strong>00m race<br />

walks, Gold medalist); Sophie Paterson 13<br />

years, who is lookingtobetter her 2022<br />

secondaryschools second place effort in the<br />

highand longjump, and Lily Morrison 13 years,<br />

longjump and 100m sprint (2022 Bronze<br />

medalist in both).<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> has alsoentered seven<br />

relay teamsinpromoting its philosophy of<br />

supporting young athletesontheir journey.<br />

The team is: Elise Fountain 8yrs (Ashley),<br />

RubyCartwright 9yrs (Loburn), Sybil Davey<br />

9yrs(Rangiora), Maddie Weeks 9yrs (Sefton),<br />

Thabi Musesengwa 10yrs(Amberley), Miriama<br />

Jonathan10yrs (Fernside), Isla Edwards10yrs<br />

(Rangiora), ZanderGreig11yrs (Woodend),<br />

Jackson Atkinson 11yrs (Ashley),Valentina<br />

Davey 11yrs (Rangiora), Farai Musesengwa<br />

11yrs (Amberley), LaraStubbs 11yrs(Loburn),<br />

Alexander Jonathan <strong>12</strong>yrs (Fernside),Isaac<br />

Lyon<strong>12</strong>yrs (Kaiapoi), Cody Broderson <strong>12</strong>yrs<br />

(Rangiora), Lily Neppelenbroek<strong>12</strong>yrs<br />

(Rotherham), NandiMusesenqwa<strong>12</strong>yrs<br />

(Amberley), Elizabeth Cooper <strong>12</strong>yrs (Oxford),<br />

Sabrina Galilee 13yrs (Woodend), Lily<br />

Morrison 13yrs (Kaiapoi),Sophie Jolly 13yrs<br />

(Kaiapoi), SophiePaterson 13yrs (Eyrewell),<br />

Sam Howarth 13yrs (Ashley).<br />

Walking strong ... Alexander Jonathan who<br />

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Therewere wins for Sefton,<br />

Weedons, and Darfield in round 10<br />

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

Premier One Day competition.<br />

Mandevillewas the scene for a<br />

return to bowling forBlackCaps<br />

giantKyle Jamieson who has been<br />

recovering from aback injury<br />

sustained during the Black Caps'<br />

tour of England in June.<br />

Playing for Weedons, Jameson,<br />

who has72wickets in 16 tests,<br />

shared the newball withCharlie<br />

Robson after home­side Ohoka<br />

won the toss and elected to bat.<br />

Ohokawere soon in strife and it<br />

wasn’t Jamieson doing all the<br />

damage.<br />

He wasovershadowed by Robson<br />

who ripped through the home XIs<br />

struggling top order,ending with a<br />

six­wickethaul.<br />

Jamiesonsnared one wicket and<br />

finishedwiththe tidy figures of<br />

1/17 off sixovers.<br />

Ohokawas scuttled for just 80 in<br />

26.1 overs.<br />

Openers Brad Nightingale (38<br />

not out off25balls) and Michael<br />

Grafton (42 not out off 24) knocked<br />

off the totalinjust 8.1 overs to<br />

claimthe dominant win.<br />

At Sefton Domain, competition<br />

leaders Sefton continued on its<br />

merryway, demolishing<br />

Peninsula­Harbour by 75 runs.<br />

Batting first, the home side<br />

played patiently to the conditions<br />

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history, got handy contributions<br />

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Sefton posted 165 runs before<br />

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<strong>Canterbury</strong> Plunket Shield<br />

paceman,Fraser Sheat,bowled<br />

superbly for Sefton,taking 3/6 off<br />

six overs,asthe visitors never<br />

threatened, finishing all out for 90<br />

in the 32nd over.<br />

Aseven­wicket bag for Darfield’s<br />

Will Greenslade was thehighlight<br />

as his sidebeat Leeston­<br />

Southbridge by 49 runs.<br />

At Leeston Park,Darfield posted<br />

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Country representative brothers<br />

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International honour for poet<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

43<br />

The work of Oxford poet Jason<br />

Clements has been recognised<br />

with an honour at the 41st World<br />

Congress of Poets.<br />

Jason, who is also the<br />

WaimakaririLibraries learning<br />

connections co­ordinator,won the<br />

WritingContest in English Award<br />

for his poemViva La Vida at the<br />

event, which was held in Ecuador<br />

last October.<br />

He received two other awards at<br />

the event, aDistinguished Visitor<br />

to the city of Bahía de Caráquez<br />

Award fromthe Mayor Ingrid<br />

Zambrano, and aParticipation<br />

Award for representingNew<br />

Zealand.<br />

It was alsoa‘‘great honour’’ to<br />

be electedbythe executive board<br />

of the WorldCongress of Poets to<br />

become aboardmember,<br />

representingNew Zealand.<br />

Jason, whose pseudonym is Doc<br />

Drumheller, has worked in award<br />

winninggroups for theatreand<br />

music and has published 11<br />

collections of poetry.<br />

His poems are translated into<br />

more than 20 languages,and he is<br />

the editor and publisherofthe<br />

New Zealandliteraryjournal<br />

Catalyst.<br />

His latestcollection is: Drinking<br />

With Li Bai, 100 Haiku from China<br />

and India, and was published by<br />

Cold Hub Press in 2022.<br />

His new role on the World<br />

Congress of Poets board of<br />

directors will enablehim to<br />

continue providing publishing and<br />

performance opportunities for<br />

poets in New Zealand.<br />

‘‘I believe in the WorldCongress<br />

of Poets' missionof`World<br />

International honour ... Oxford poet and Waimakariri Libraries Learning<br />

Connections Co­ordinator, Jason Clements, has been elected to the<br />

executive board of the World Congress of Poets.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Brotherhood and Peace Through<br />

Poetry',’’hesays.<br />

‘‘I will make it my mission to<br />

utilise thishonour to continueto<br />

feature international poets in the<br />

Catalyst literary journal, to<br />

introduce New Zealand readers to<br />

poetry from aroundthe world.<br />

‘‘I am currently working on an<br />

anthology of poetrythat will<br />

feature poets fromNew Zealand<br />

and Spain, to be translated into<br />

Spanish and Te Reo Māori and<br />

there willbemany more<br />

opportunities for me as an editor<br />

to connect withother editors and<br />

publishers to feature New Zealand<br />

poetry overseas.’’<br />

Jasonisalso hopingtohost a<br />

WorldCongress of Poets in New<br />

Zealand and discussions about<br />

that have alreadybegun.<br />

The 41st World Congress of<br />

Poetswas attended by 100<br />

participants from Ecuador,China,<br />

Germany, Canada, New Zealand,<br />

Hungary, Spain, Israel,Colombia,<br />

Bolivia, Indiaand México.The<br />

eventwas chaired by Dr Rosalía<br />

Arteaga, awriter and lawyer who,<br />

as apolitician, became Ecuador’s<br />

firstfemale president in 1997.<br />

Masterplan ... Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> has adopted anew<br />

masterplan for the Rangiora Reach area of the Ashley Rakahuri River.<br />

River plan confirmed<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s new<br />

Rangiora Reachmasterplanis<br />

set to guide thefuture<br />

development of astretch of the<br />

Ashley/Rakahuri River.<br />

The masterplan has been<br />

confirmedfollowing<br />

consultationwith the<br />

community on astretch of the<br />

river reaching from Dunlops<br />

RoadtoBeatties Roadonthe<br />

north bankand fromMerton<br />

Road to SmartsRoadtothe<br />

south.<br />

The new planwill guide<br />

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

Waimakariri District Council<br />

staff in their ongoing<br />

collaborationwith mana<br />

whenuaand the communityto<br />

protect theriveramenities.<br />

ECan braidedriverrevival<br />

regionallead Greg Stanley says<br />

histeamishappytodelivera<br />

plan whichbalances values and<br />

prioritiesalongsideflood<br />

protection and climatechange.<br />

IMAGE: SUPPLIED BY ENVIRONMENTCANTERBURY<br />

‘‘Asour environment<br />

changes, it is important to<br />

shape futureplanninginaway<br />

thatprotects both the<br />

ecosystemswithin that<br />

environmentand alsothe<br />

people whocallthat place<br />

home.<br />

‘‘While there weresome nonnegotiablestructuralelements<br />

likeflood protection, we hope<br />

the masterplan willhelp to set<br />

the visionaswework towards<br />

achievingaliving, thriving<br />

awa.’’<br />

Workisalreadyunder way,<br />

suchasplanting in the Cones<br />

Roadarea,near Rangiora.<br />

Other componentsofthe<br />

masterplanwill require further<br />

planning workand fundingby<br />

ECanand theWaimakariri<br />

DistrictCouncil.<br />

‘‘Itisabig step forward and<br />

something we'reproudtohave<br />

partneredwith thecommunity<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

New Year Royal Honours Acknowledged<br />

On behalf of the Council and our community, Mayor<br />

Dan Gordon would like to extend congratulations<br />

to BJ Clark, Hoana Burgman and Lisa Tumahai<br />

for their recognition in this year’s New Year New<br />

Zealand Royal Honours.<br />

BJ Clark’s award of aONZM (Officer of the New<br />

Zealand Order ofMerit) is highly deserved for over<br />

30 years of faithful and loyal service to the Royal<br />

New Zealand Returned and Services Association<br />

especially for his role as National President. BJ<br />

has been agreat friend to our RSAs and to<br />

Waimakariri District and we have enjoyed many<br />

years working with him.<br />

Hoana (Auntie Joan) Burgman's award of aMNZM<br />

(Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit)<br />

is very much deserved for her many years of<br />

dedicated service to Māori and environmental<br />

governance. As aCouncil we have enjoyed<br />

working with Hoana through Ngāi Tū Ahuriri,<br />

Te Kōhaka oTūhaitara Trust, Joint Council Rūnanga<br />

Representative Committee and many other<br />

associations. Hoana’s passion and commitment is<br />

extraordinary and this award recognises alifetime<br />

of work and achievement.<br />

We would also like to acknowledge Lisa Tumahi’s<br />

award of aCNZM (Companion of the New Zealand<br />

Order ofMerit) for services to Maori Development.<br />

As Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga oNgāi<br />

Tahu our Council enjoys working with Lisa in this<br />

role and acknowledge her outstanding leadership<br />

of Ngāi Tahu. Lisa is amost deserving recipient of<br />

this award.<br />

Between BJ, Hoana and Lisa they have given many<br />

years of service to their communities. On behalf of<br />

agrateful community thank you for your dedicated<br />

and outstanding service. This will be aproud<br />

moment for your whanau and friends and we hope<br />

you enjoyed celebrating this significant milestone<br />

with them.<br />

Southbrook Traffic Lights<br />

Work started on Sunday 8<strong>January</strong> to install new<br />

traffic lights at the Southbrook Road, Torlesse<br />

and Coronation Street intersection which aims to<br />

improve road safety on Rangiora’s busiest road.<br />

To minimise disruption, work at the Southbrook<br />

Road/Torlesse Street intersection will be<br />

completed at night between 6pm and 7am with<br />

stop/go traffic management in place. Coronation<br />

Street will be one-way only with no exit to<br />

Southbrook Road. Torlesse and Marshall Street will<br />

be fully closed atthe intersection while work is<br />

completed with access as follows:<br />

• Access to Marshall Street north of Torlesse via<br />

Denchs Road<br />

• Access to Marshall Street south of Torlesse via<br />

Southbrook/Torlesse<br />

• Access to Torlesse Street east of Marshall via<br />

Railway Road<br />

• Access to Torlesse Street west of Marshall via<br />

Southbrook Road.<br />

There will be changes to traffic management as<br />

the work progresses and we will keep you updated.<br />

Have you signed up for<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

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

Tojoin visit:<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe<br />

Turn offthe tapwhen you<br />

brush your teeth.<br />

Thiscan save 6litres of water aminute.<br />

Summer<br />

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Challenge<br />

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to fivebook related challenges<br />

over thesummer,and youcould<br />

winone of threeprizepacks!<br />

Find Out More<br />

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YOUTH<br />

Development Grant<br />

Available to young people living<br />

in the Waimakariri District aged<br />

between <strong>12</strong> and 24.<br />

To help ensure that the traffic lights work<br />

efficiently Council is making safety improvements<br />

in the adjacent side roads. This includes making<br />

Denchs Road and part of Marshall Street one-way,<br />

raised crossing points around the schools, and<br />

speed humps on Buckleys Road.<br />

Anew watermain will be installed inconjunction<br />

with the traffic lights and new road surfacing of<br />

Southbrook Road through to Southbelt. The work is<br />

expected to be complete by June <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Let’s changethe waywethinkabout<br />

howweuse waterduringsummer.<br />

Keep theWAI inWaimakariri.<br />

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Summer<br />

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Use<br />

Applications are now open and will<br />

close on Friday 3March <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

For more information:<br />

com.board@wmk.govt.nz<br />

027 254 3940<br />

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NEWS AND CLASSIFIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>January</strong> <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

45<br />

Community backs little penguins<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

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feedback<br />

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Kaikōura’s little penguins face<br />

multiple threats, but local<br />

community efforts have provided a<br />

penguin sanctuary.<br />

There are thought to be about 20<br />

breeding pairsoflittlepenguinsin<br />

acolony beside Kaikōura’sSouth<br />

Bay Harbour.<br />

The colony has been fencedoff<br />

and the penguins are abletoaccess<br />

the nesting areavia atunnel.<br />

The Kaikōura OceanResearch<br />

Institute (KORI)has been leading<br />

the project and director Dr Jody<br />

Weirsays the littlepenguins faced<br />

threats fromdogs,cats,hedgehogs,<br />

ratsand humans.<br />

‘‘Wehad dogs running through<br />

the nesting area. The dogs like the<br />

penguinsbecausethey squeak.<br />

‘‘Peoplejust being curious can be<br />

athreat in opening up nest boxes<br />

and having alook, andwhenyou<br />

havefireworks going off the<br />

penguinsoften won’t come in that<br />

night.’’<br />

In the busy harbour area,<br />

penguinscouldget killed at sea,on<br />

the road or under houses, so giving<br />

themanenclosed areaprovided<br />

someprotection.<br />

She says there have been reports<br />

of penguins nesting along the coast.<br />

KORIhiredaDepartment of<br />

Conversation certified penguin<br />

detectiondog named Mena to do a<br />

searchalong a70km stretch of<br />

coastlinefrom Waipapa Bay to<br />

Conway River.<br />

But Mena was unable to findany<br />

Protection ... Kaikōura’s little penguins now have some protection from<br />

predators with afenced off nesting area.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

signs of other nesting sites.<br />

‘‘We didn’t know what we would<br />

find post­quake,’’ Dr Weir says.<br />

‘‘There were acouple of other<br />

placeswhere there might have<br />

been one or two burrows, but it has<br />

confirmed that the South Bay<br />

populationisimportant.’’<br />

It made it all the moreimportant<br />

to protectthe SouthBay little<br />

penguins beforethey too were<br />

wiped out.<br />

Grantsfrom the Kaikōura District<br />

Council and Ryman Healthcare<br />

allowed KORI to installmarine<br />

grade fencing, with Kaikōura’stwo<br />

Lions clubs also pitching in.<br />

‘‘It is nothing fancy. Ithinkacat<br />

could get over it and aperson could<br />

climb over it, but it is adeterrent,’’<br />

Dr Weir says.<br />

Volunteers used trapping inside<br />

the enclosuretocatchany<br />

predators whichdid get inside.<br />

Instead of producing signs telling<br />

peoplewhatnot to do, KORI invited<br />

local school childrentodesign<br />

somesignage.<br />

The result is some artworkof<br />

penguinsand abillboard giving a<br />

cartoonstory of the lifecycle of a<br />

penguin.<br />

An officialopening was planned<br />

in March 2020, but it never<br />

eventuated due to Covid.<br />

‘‘The colonyisnow doing really<br />

well,’’ Dr Weir says. ‘‘Has it<br />

magically solved the problem? No!<br />

Has the colony improved as aresult<br />

of what we did? Maybe, maybe not.’’<br />

Indications were the 2021/22<br />

breeding season was successful, so<br />

Dr Weir is looking forward to seeing<br />

the results of thisbreeding season.<br />

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drawn on 13 December<br />

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Notice of Election<br />

Public Notices<br />

MainPowerTrust(the Trust) holds all of the ordinarysharesinMainPower<br />

NewZealandLtd (MainPower) on behalf of qualifyingcustomersinthe<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>area. The Trust’spurposeistomanagethe shareholding of<br />

MainPowerand otherassets forthe benefitofthose qualifying customers.<br />

The Trustisgoverned by sevenTrustees, three of whom mustnow retireby<br />

rotation. RichardAllison, KevinBrookfield and Quentin de Hamel arethe retiring<br />

trustees, all of whom canstand forre-electioniftheychoose.<br />

To stand forelection acandidate mustbeaqualifyingcustomer on 20 <strong>January</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong>, which in general terms is an electricity consumer residing within the<br />

MainPowernetwork area. The nomination must be supported by twoother<br />

qualifyingcustomers. Anomination form and candidate handbook are available<br />

by phoning theIndependentReturning Officer,onthe free phone election<br />

helpline 0800666 028, or from the office of the TrustSecretary at Koller &<br />

HassallLtd,267 High Street, Rangiora. Completed nomination forms mustbein<br />

the hands of the ReturningOfficer no later than 5pm on 20 <strong>January</strong><strong>2023</strong>.<br />

If morethan three nominations arereceived, an election will be held by postal<br />

and internetvoting. Voting paperswillbesenttoall qualifying customerson8<br />

February<strong>2023</strong>, with voting closing at <strong>12</strong> noon on 3March <strong>2023</strong>. All MainPower<br />

customers, exceptthose who take supply from the network previously owned by<br />

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Further requests forinformation aboutthe election maybemade to the<br />

Returning Officer.<br />

AnthonyMorton<br />

Returning Officer -MainPower Trust<br />

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We have a vacancy<br />

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in <strong>2023</strong>. This is a<br />

Monday to Thursday<br />

position, from 8.45am<br />

-<strong>12</strong>.45pm. This person<br />

will provide support in<br />

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This position requires<br />

you to occasionally<br />

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Foranapplication<br />

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Bu Windsor:<br />

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2546975<br />

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position, from 9.30am<br />

-<strong>12</strong>.30pm. This person<br />

will provide support in<br />

our Seniorclassroom.<br />

Foranapplication<br />

pack,please email<br />

Bu Windsor:<br />

principal@viewhill.<br />

school.nz<br />

2546977<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

BUILDING SUPPLIES YARD ASSISTANT<br />

Do you have apassion for DIY/Building and Customer Service?<br />

Bashers is an independent building supplies outlet serving the<br />

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license and Fendorsed forkliftlicense. HT license an advantage.<br />

Full time hours: Tues -Fri 7am to 5pm, Saturday 8am -<strong>12</strong>.30pm<br />

If you have:<br />

•Enthusiasm and team spirit<br />

•Good time management<br />

•Forkliftexperience<br />

•Excellent communication skills<br />

•Agood level of fitness<br />

•Safe work practices<br />

•Attention to detail/stock<br />

BUILDING SUPPLIES YARD ASSISTANT<br />

Bashers ITM is seeking apart-time Service Assistant/Handyman to<br />

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Duties would include putting orders together, general yard<br />

maintenance including monitoring vehicle, trailer and forklift for<br />

maintenance.<br />

Fendorsed license essential.<br />

Part time hours: Monday 7am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to <strong>12</strong>.30pm,<br />

must be flexible<br />

If you have:<br />

•Enthusiasm and team spirit •Agood level of fitness<br />

•Good time management •Safe work practices<br />

•Forkliftexperience<br />

•Attention to detail/stock<br />

•Excellent communication skills<br />

Email applications to<br />

diane@bashersitm.co.nz<br />

82 Carters Road,<br />

Amberley<br />

T: 03 314 8311<br />

Email applications to<br />

diane@bashersitm.co.nz<br />

82 Carters Road,<br />

Amberley<br />

T: 03 314 8311<br />

Medical Receptionist /Administrator<br />

(Part Time)<br />

Kaiapoi Family Doctors is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Medical Receptionist /Administrator to join<br />

our friendly team.<br />

This is apermanent parttime position for one day (8 hours) per week between 8.30am and 5.30pm with Tuesdays the<br />

preferable day.Morehours will be available to cover holiday leave.<br />

You will be helpful by nature and support our staff administratively with competence and care. You will also be a<br />

welcoming face, providing excellent customer service to our patients and their families.<br />

Skills /Experience/Capabilities<br />

•Excellent people skills amust<br />

•Administration and/or reception experience in general practice/health care setting is an advantage<br />

•Ability to cope under pressure and keep smiling<br />

•Excellent computer skills<br />

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•Confidence with cash-handling<br />

•Pro-active individual with great initiative and a“can do” attitude<br />

•Ability to work as partofateam essential.<br />

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted after applications close.<br />

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or avalid NZ work visa.<br />

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Nicki McCarthy,Practice Manager,email nicki.mccarthy@kfd.co.nz<br />

Applications close Friday 20 th <strong>January</strong><strong>2023</strong>.<br />

New Zealand, Fiji &Tonga Territory<br />

Te Ope Whakaora The Salvation Army<br />

Caring for people. Transforming lives. Reforming society.<br />

The Salvation Army Rangiora requires aReceptionist, Administrative Support Worker<br />

to provide reception and administrative services for our wider operation of Community<br />

Ministries and Corps/Church of The Salvation Army Rangiora situated at <strong>12</strong> Ashley St<br />

Rangiora.<br />

This position is for 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9to2.30pm<br />

We require someone with proven receptionist experience with great customer skills that can<br />

engage with adiverse range of cultures and backgrounds, so agood ability to communicate<br />

orally and in writing is necessary. Wewould also need this person to have competent<br />

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professional staff and volunteers.<br />

This amazing person will need to work within The Salvation Army protocols including the<br />

Treaty of Waitangi. For more information, please contact Captain Lindsay Andrews, 027 441<br />

3036.<br />

To apply please send your cover letter and CV including reference details and completed<br />

application form to -lindsay.andrews@salvationarmy.org.nz<br />

An Application Form can be downloaded from:<br />

https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities<br />

Applications close by <strong>12</strong> noon Friday 20 th <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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Guide<br />

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Automotive &Recovery<br />

Butchery<br />

Cattle Problems<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

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0272 588 366<br />

13 Stone Eyre Place,<br />

Swannanoa<br />

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

OxfordButchery<br />

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since 1957<br />

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&ham curing.<br />

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• Live Humane Capture<br />

• Trucking<br />

• Tagging<br />

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• Sale of unruly, difficult, pesky<br />

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•Silage pits, effluent ponds<br />

•Excavation and cartage<br />

•Precast concrete<br />

•Insulated panels<br />

Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

Ear Health<br />

Electrician<br />

Engineering<br />

Digger &Cartage Specialist<br />

• Ear Health checks.<br />

• Wax removal using Microsuction<br />

• Removal of foreign bodies<br />

• Basic hearing aid care<br />

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi<br />

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.<br />

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• WarVeteran provider<br />

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p 03 313 7144 | m 027 432 1534<br />

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• New Houses • Heatpumps • Alterations<br />

• TV &Data • Security &Alarms • Lighting<br />

• Residential &Commercial Maintenance<br />

• Test &Tagging • Audio &Home Theatre<br />

• Inspections &much more<br />

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2502205<br />

Landscaping<br />

STEWART CONTRACTING<br />

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contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

2136148<br />

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For your Engineering needs<br />

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For all your landscaping needs<br />

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

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www.blackhill.co.nz<br />

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd<br />

2372616v2<br />

Landscaping<br />

DIGGER &CARTAGE SPECIALIST<br />

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• New Builds<br />

• Driveways<br />

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• All aspects of cartage<br />

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