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Thursday,<strong>February</strong><strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> | Issue1033 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Love and marriage in their 80’s<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

It’s never to latefor love<br />

At 82, Emily Rodger says it’s neverto<br />

late to find yoursoulmate and she has<br />

­89year old HaroldPhillips.<br />

The Rangiora couple were married<br />

at the St John the BaptistAnglican<br />

Church in Rangiora on Valentine's<br />

Day, both keen to startthe next phase<br />

of their lives.<br />

Emilysays sheand Harold were both<br />

in love.<br />

He says: ‘‘She’s agood catch.’’<br />

She saysthe couplemet earlylast<br />

year at the Totara Club (Rangiora), a<br />

day club run by Age Concern<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, where older people can<br />

meet,socialise,try out some fun<br />

activities and haveamidday meal.<br />

‘‘It’s averyentertaining club, and he<br />

askedmeifIwanted to go and watcha<br />

moviewith him,<br />

‘‘We started watching alot of movies<br />

together and going outfor lunches.<br />

‘‘Graduallywebegandoing alot<br />

more together.<br />

‘‘We are not young, and when he<br />

proposedatChristmas Ithoughtitwas<br />

awonderful idea to get married to<br />

him.’’<br />

Emilywas originally marriedinthe<br />

1950sbut it didn’t work out.<br />

She moved her family to<br />

Christchurch.<br />

They lived in Shirley for many years<br />

before finally shiftingtoRangiora in<br />

the early 1970s.<br />

Harold was borninLondon and<br />

travelledthe world before settling in<br />

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

‘‘He’s been avery busy man and he<br />

loveshis sports, especially the games<br />

they have at theCharles Uphamhome<br />

wherehenow lives at.<br />

Emilysays she has been very busy<br />

sinceorganisingthe wedding day.<br />

‘‘There has been lotstodoand<br />

everyoneissoexcited, Ijust had to<br />

remembertorest and take it easy<br />

before the ceremonysoIcould enjoy<br />

it.’’<br />

She was accompanied to the alter by<br />

the her son Wayne Rodger, and along<br />

time friend of hers, Archbishop Paul<br />

Mr and Mrs ... Harold and Emily Phillips after their wedding service at the St John the Baptist Anglican Church in Rangiora on Valentine's<br />

Day.<br />

PHOTO:JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Andrews, officiated.<br />

He says the couple were ‘‘good<br />

people’’and he wishedthem the best.<br />

TheStJohnthe Baptist reverend<br />

Toby Behan saiditwas ajoyous day<br />

for the couplewho are regulars at his<br />

church.<br />

Emily’s daughter RebeccaO’Connor<br />

said the family werevery happy forthe<br />

couple.<br />

‘‘It’s given mum anew lease of life<br />

and we are happy for her.’’<br />

The couple had ashort honeymoon<br />

before Mr Phillipstravelledtoa<br />

sporting event.<br />

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About 400 submissions to quarry<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Around 400 submissions were received<br />

in response to resource consent<br />

applications for aproposed landfill near<br />

Oxford.<br />

Woodstock Quarries lodged five<br />

applications last year with Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan), and aland use<br />

consent with the Waimakariri District<br />

Council to develop alandfill at 513 Trig<br />

Rd, View Hill, northwest of Oxford.<br />

The company is proposing to expand<br />

an existing hard rock quarry and to<br />

establish and operate anew solid waste<br />

management and disposal facility for<br />

the disposal of construction and<br />

demolition waste, contaminated soils<br />

and special wastes.<br />

Ajoint hearing to consider the consent<br />

application, and the 400 submissions, is<br />

due to be held in late March by ECan at<br />

the Waimakariri District Council.<br />

ECan councillor Claire McKay says<br />

staff are still working through the<br />

submissions, but traffic, noise, amenity<br />

and recreational values, and ecological<br />

impact were dominant themes.<br />

‘‘Residents have the opportunity to<br />

further present their concerns as part of<br />

an upcoming hearing.’’<br />

The hearing will be held before a<br />

panel of independent commissioners,<br />

and will include evidence and<br />

viewpoints presented by the applicant,<br />

submitters, and reporting officers.<br />

Once the hearing is completed, the<br />

commissioners will have 15 working<br />

days to make and announce their<br />

decision.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon says<br />

the council respected the process<br />

surrounding resource consents, but did<br />

not endorse the landfill application.<br />

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Oxford­Ohoka Community Board so they<br />

could make adetailed submission<br />

opposing the landfill.<br />

‘‘I believe Kate Valley was created to<br />

take this type of material and it is our<br />

view there is no requirement for another<br />

site in Oxford.''<br />

ECan is also processing aresource<br />

consent application from Darwin<br />

Earthworks Ltd to extract gravel from<br />

the Okuku River.<br />

‘‘We need to take the time to fully<br />

understand the potential environmental<br />

effect of this resource consent<br />

application,’’ ECan consents planning<br />

manager Aurora Grant said.<br />

‘‘We want the best outcome for the<br />

environment and the community.’’<br />

No decision has been made on<br />

whether to notify the Okuku River<br />

application.<br />

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Proposed landfill concerns Oxford student<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Theproposed landfill,north<br />

west of Oxford,couldend<br />

disastrously,says Olivia<br />

Smith, aYear9student at<br />

OxfordArea School.<br />

Olivia haswritten to Prime<br />

Minister ChrisHipkins,<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon, an Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>(ECan) <strong>North</strong><br />

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

councillor, and Waimakariri<br />

MP Matt Dooceyabout her<br />

concerns.<br />

WoodstockQuarries Ltd has<br />

applied forconsentfor a<br />

landfillat513 Trig Road, View<br />

Hill, northwest of Oxford.<br />

Thenew landfillwouldbea<br />

solid wastemanagementand<br />

disposalfacility for the<br />

disposalofconstruction and<br />

demolitionwaste,<br />

contaminated soils and<br />

special wastes.<br />

Olivia says trucks, andheavy<br />

machinery travellingto, and<br />

workingatthe proposed<br />

landfillsite, willcausenoise<br />

pollution in thecountry<br />

setting.<br />

Thetrucks wouldalso pose<br />

dangers to young children<br />

going to,and from, the near by<br />

View Hill School,and Oxford<br />

Area School,and while they<br />

waitedatroadsides forbuses,<br />

andtheir parents and<br />

caregiverstopickthemup,<br />

says Olivia.<br />

Student concern ... Olivia Smith is concerned about the impact a<br />

proposed landfill at View Hill may have.<br />

PHOTO:ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The possibility of toxic<br />

liquidssuchasammonia,<br />

mercury and nitrate,leaching<br />

out of the landfill, andfinding<br />

their wayinto water supplies,<br />

particularlywhen it rained,is<br />

alsoahuge concern to Olivia.<br />

She saysleachatescould<br />

washinto‘‘ourbeautiful<br />

streams andrivers,and affect<br />

the local forestsand wildlife’’.<br />

‘‘Itwouldhave amassively<br />

negative effect on the<br />

Department of Conservation’s<br />

effortstoo,’’ Oliviasays.<br />

Manyinthe community<br />

supportedher concerns and<br />

manyhad made asubmission.<br />

ECanlocalcouncillor,<br />

ClaireMcKaysays in response<br />

to Olivia’s letter,itisgreat to<br />

see young people showingan<br />

interestinthe environment<br />

and local government.<br />

‘‘AsOlivia mentions,<br />

Woodstock Quarries Ltd’s<br />

proposal is of interest to many<br />

in theOxford community.<br />

‘‘Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

staff are stillworking through<br />

the submissions, but some of<br />

the themes are in linewith<br />

Olivia’s concerns andinclude<br />

traffic,noise, amenity and<br />

recreationalvalues, and<br />

ecological impact.’’<br />

WaimakaririMayor Dan<br />

Gordon applaudsOlivia taking<br />

up theissue, andishappyto<br />

meet withher to discuss the<br />

landfill.<br />

‘‘Havinglocal voices heard<br />

on this matter is exceptionally<br />

important.’’<br />

WaimakaririMPMatt<br />

Doocey saysheshares Olivia’s<br />

concerns, and the concerns of<br />

thecommunity,for the<br />

environmentifthe proposal<br />

were to go ahead.<br />

‘‘Oxford andthe<br />

surrounding area prides itself<br />

on the natural environment,<br />

with popularwalking tracks,<br />

andDepartment of<br />

Conservation landright next<br />

to theproposedlandfill site.<br />

‘‘Ihavespoken to many<br />

Oxford residents since this<br />

proposal cametolight,and it<br />

is clear the resounding<br />

majority aregravely<br />

concerned.<br />

‘‘Ioffered to facilitatea<br />

meeting withthe applicant<br />

andagroupfromthe<br />

community, however<br />

unfortunatelythe applicant<br />

declined to meetwith them,’’<br />

he says.<br />

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Council pare back rate increase<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Arates rise of under six percent is on the<br />

cards after the Waimakariri District<br />

Council’s annual plan deliberations last<br />

week.<br />

The council pared back aprojected<br />

6.9% rise as they endeavoured to<br />

decrease the impact on people’s<br />

pockets.<br />

Councillors voted to defer funding<br />

depreciation for asset replacement, and<br />

to spread out earthquake loan<br />

repayments to keep its average rates<br />

rise at 5.97%.<br />

It is higher than the 4.2% signalled in<br />

the 2021/31 Long Term Plan, but it<br />

reflected the economic realities, with<br />

inflation at 7.2%, Mayor Dan Gordon<br />

said.<br />

‘‘We think it is afairly responsible<br />

position to present to our community.<br />

‘‘There is always an impact, so that is<br />

why there is acareful balance.’’<br />

Mr Gordon said feedback indicated<br />

ratepayers wanted the council to stick to<br />

its work programme, especially when it<br />

came to roading.<br />

The council faced ashortfall in Waka<br />

Kotahi New Zealand Transport funding,<br />

because, while it was inflation adjusted,<br />

it did not cover all of the rising costs.<br />

‘‘We don’t want to full behind with our<br />

roading programme, especially with the<br />

number of weather events we are<br />

getting,’’ Mr Gordon said.<br />

‘‘And we will be having strong<br />

conversations with Waka Kotahi, with<br />

our partner councils to see what can be<br />

done.’’<br />

The council also planned to write to<br />

Transport Minister Michael Wood.<br />

Planning was under way to expand the<br />

district’s cycling network, following the<br />

$6 million grant which was announced<br />

in December and needed to be spent by<br />

June 2024.<br />

Further community feedback on cycle<br />

ways projects will be sought later this<br />

year.<br />

The council has decided to bring<br />

forward its ultra violet treatment<br />

programme for the district’s drinking<br />

water schemes to enhance its case for<br />

chlorine exemptions.<br />

‘‘While we going through the chlorine<br />

exemption process, we are picking up<br />

from Taumata Arowai is having some<br />

extra barrier in place is arequirement,’’<br />

Mr Gordon said.<br />

‘‘Anything we can do to keep our<br />

community protected we will do and we<br />

know the strong desire from our<br />

community to be chlorine free.’’<br />

The council is due meet again on<br />

<strong>February</strong> 28 to adopt the draft annual<br />

plan ahead of consultation from March<br />

10 to April 17.<br />

The council is proposing to consult on<br />

investment, the costs of keeping urban<br />

water supplies chlorine free,<br />

stormwater updates, contract inflation,<br />

and depreciation and earthquake<br />

funding.<br />

The consultation document would<br />

also provide information on government<br />

reforms, climate change and<br />

sustainability, community facilities,<br />

rubbish and recycling, the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Museum and the Christchurch Stadium.<br />

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School sports coaching returns<br />

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

&Recreation Trust will<br />

again be providing six<br />

coaches for itsMainPower<br />

Primary School Sports<br />

Coaching programmethis<br />

year.<br />

In recent timesthe team<br />

has dropped to as few as<br />

three coaches, largely due<br />

to the pandemic and<br />

funding shortages.<br />

But with the Trust<br />

increasingits community<br />

programmes being offered,<br />

it has beenabletoreturn to<br />

the full complementof<br />

coaches.<br />

The MainPowerPrimary<br />

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programme was started<br />

programme was started in<br />

2008.<br />

It aimstoimprove<br />

fundamentalsportsskills in<br />

students, providingthem<br />

with positive sports<br />

experiences and increasing<br />

their engagement in both<br />

schooland clubactivities.<br />

The programme has three<br />

teams of two coaches<br />

visitingschools across<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui<br />

districts on afortnightly<br />

basis.<br />

During visits the coaches<br />

take 30 minute sessions with<br />

each class,focusing on<br />

fundamental movement<br />

skillsaswell as sport<br />

specificskills across a<br />

variety of codes.<br />

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having two coaches working<br />

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key difference and ensures<br />

every child is encouraged to<br />

participate.<br />

‘‘With two coaches you<br />

canhave one leading the<br />

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students if required.<br />

This wayeveryone is<br />

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Theteam of MainPower<br />

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Several of them grew up in<br />

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experience.<br />

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Hurunui’shistoric racecourse comes alive<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Hurunui Race and Gala Daycommittee<br />

chairAly Youngman says last Saturday’s<br />

race day had areal country flavour to it.<br />

‘‘Theweatherwas great —not too hotor<br />

blowing, unlike threeyears ago.<br />

‘‘Theracing was fantastic and everyone<br />

dressed up for the day.Wewere very<br />

happytosee the large numbersof<br />

campervans, and travel clubbuses, who<br />

turned up to enjoythe racing.’’<br />

Afterabreak of three years, due to covid<br />

stymieing the two­yearly eventin2022, Aly<br />

says the committeewas pleasedtosee<br />

more than5000 peopleturn out for aday of<br />

entertainment and unique races.<br />

It was avery busy schedule of races<br />

involving pacers and trotters ­both big and<br />

small, heavy horses,thoroughbred horses,<br />

and the always popular and competitive<br />

stationhorse races,and amystery horse<br />

race.<br />

In­between there were kidzcart races<br />

and lolly scrambles plus alarge number of<br />

stalls to visit.<br />

Alarge field assembled for the fashionin­the­fieldcompetition,<br />

with over 50<br />

entrants in thethree classes —women's,<br />

men'sand children.<br />

The women’s class was won by Leene<br />

RiekkolaofChristchurch, who said she<br />

was enjoying her dayinthe sun.<br />

Amongthe field was 79­year­old<br />

Scotswoman, Florence Cameron, who<br />

entered on awhim.<br />

‘‘I’mvisiting from Fort William, and<br />

staying with my sonand daughter­in­law<br />

in Waipara. Ihad entered afashion<br />

competition in Australia recently where I<br />

had such alot of fun, Idecided today to<br />

enterthe showhere,’’she said.<br />

Retired HawardenFire Brigade<br />

support officer Hamish Hartnell said it<br />

was agreat day and abig fundraiserfor all<br />

the brigades in the district.<br />

‘‘It’s great to see so many people from<br />

Colin Heslop ... His last call to the starting<br />

gate at the Hurunui Race and Gala Day.<br />

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

the community out heresupporting the<br />

day, and helping to fundraise for the<br />

volunteer brigades in Waiau, Culverden,<br />

Hawarden andWaikari.Wereally<br />

appreciateit,’’ he said.<br />

HurunuiMayorMarie Black, who is also<br />

an organising committeemember, spent<br />

her day helping arrange the presentation<br />

of trophiesfor the winners in the birdcage.<br />

‘‘It’s agreat thrill to be here,and the<br />

committee and all the many helpful<br />

volunteers have put on agreat show as<br />

they help to keep the historyofthis<br />

community event alive.’’<br />

She has been involved withthe<br />

committee since 2010, andeverymeeting<br />

she has attended has exceeded their<br />

expectations.<br />

‘‘People come here for afun day, and we<br />

turn it on for them,while raising funds for<br />

our community.’’<br />

Taking in the view ... Young race fans, Ferg Kearney 5(left), Arthur Lough 5, George<br />

Lough 6, Greta Kearney 5, Heidi Lough 4and Ida Lough 4, all cousins from Christchurch.<br />

Down the home straight ... The field heads for home in the second station challenge race<br />

at the Hurunui Race and Gala Day.<br />

Oxford Health Charity Limited<br />

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Volunteer Director/Trustee<br />

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Oxford Health Charity Limited isacharitable organisation that operates the Oxford<br />

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and surrounding Waimakariri community in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

OCHC is asmall community-based practice with abig heart and astrong emphasis on<br />

offering world class expertise. Our patient centric focus is reflected in our purpose that<br />

Oxford whānau are living healthy and well. The OCHC team is made up of dedicated<br />

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The Oxford Health Charitable Trust was formed to govern our ongoing community health<br />

and wellbeing services and facilities. The Trust is made up of avolunteer Board of Trustees<br />

and Directors who recognise and value the need to provide targeted medical services to the<br />

local community.<br />

The trust has delegated the day-to-day management ofthe health centre to the Practice<br />

Manager and clinical management to the Clinical Director. The trust is proactive in<br />

governance with strong financial controls and effective policy development. The Board<br />

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• Health sector experience is an advantage, but not essential.<br />

• You don’t need tolive inOxford, although this is astrong preference. It is important you<br />

are committed to our local community and be able to offer your skills and experience,<br />

and your time, to support our wonderful team at the OCHC.<br />

• The Trust is planning to undertake asignificant growth project over the next two years,<br />

and so welcomes applicants with experience in:<br />

• Marketing and promotions;<br />

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to the Board.<br />

Aposition description is available on request.<br />

Please send your cover letter and CV to the Board Chair (email: sarah@ochc.co.nz) or<br />

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Thefts upset children<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Preschoolers at Educare in Kaiapoi are<br />

sad, and upset.<br />

Their preschool, on Smith Street, has<br />

been burgled twice in the past couple of<br />

weeks with thieves mostly targeting<br />

outdoor play equipment..<br />

Around $10,000 of equipment was<br />

stolen.<br />

Centre manager Aletta Duff says after<br />

the first burglary on January 31, the little<br />

people at the centre were upset,<br />

realising ‘‘bad people’’, had taken their<br />

play equipment.<br />

Ten days later they returned to ‘‘finish<br />

the job’’, taking the remainder of the<br />

play equipment.<br />

‘‘The second time you could definitely<br />

see it had affected the children in their<br />

behaviours,’’ says Ms Duff.<br />

Staff were also abit shaken.<br />

The back fence was destroyed in the<br />

latest break­in, to gain access.<br />

This has put astop to the children<br />

being able to play outside until it is<br />

fixed.<br />

Red monkey bars, agreen rope bridge,<br />

awooden bridge, awooden water trough,<br />

apop up tent, big square brown<br />

cushions, abig green African drum, abig<br />

outdoor broom and rake, and afew<br />

smaller items were stolen.<br />

Both burglaries were in the early<br />

hours of the morning at the preschool<br />

which is sited alongside afitness centre,<br />

and behind McKeown's petrol station<br />

near the Kaiapoi River.<br />

Robbed ... Play equipment at Educare in<br />

Kaiapoi has been stolen, leaving tamariki<br />

sad and upset.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Educare has some video footage.<br />

‘‘The definitely knew what they were<br />

doing. They knew where to go, knew<br />

where to avoid, and where the darker<br />

corners of the property were.<br />

‘‘I am pretty sure they have been<br />

watching us,’’ she says.<br />

If anyone has seen or heard anything<br />

let the centre know by emailing<br />

kaiapoi@educare.co.nz, or phone the<br />

police on 105, quoting reference number<br />

230131/7661 for the January 31 break­in,<br />

or 230210/7595 for the <strong>February</strong> one.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

GLENHOPE STATION<br />

FOUR WHEEL DRIVING DAY<br />

Courtesy of the Alfeld family<br />

Sunday 19th <strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

This is a rare opportunity to visit a spectacular<br />

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The station is <strong>North</strong>west of Hanmer Springs and adjacent to the<br />

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This is on SH7, 31kms <strong>North</strong>west of the Hanmer Springs turn off.<br />

Large Hawarden-Waikari Lions banner will be at gateway entrance.<br />

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Ross Ditmer ... Rangiora RSA Club president.<br />

Rga RSA buys land<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The Rangiora RSA Club president<br />

Ross Ditmer saysheisproud the<br />

members of the clubvoted<br />

unanimously to purchase two<br />

buildings nexttothe club’s facilities<br />

on VictoriaStreet in Rangiora.<br />

At aspecial general meeting of the<br />

club heldinlate January, alarge<br />

number of membersapproved the<br />

purchase of aparcel of landowned by<br />

Kainga Ora located between the club’s<br />

two existing rental properties.<br />

‘‘Thepurchase was an important one<br />

for the sustainabilityofthe club and<br />

has taken many years of negotiations<br />

to come to asuccessful conclusion.’’<br />

The propertyat72and 74 Victoria<br />

Street bordersontothe clubscar<br />

parkingfacilities.<br />

He says the club now owns a<br />

substantial parcel of land (over<br />

PHOTO:JOHN COSGROVE<br />

6500sqm)inthe Rangiora CBD and this<br />

willgoalong way towardsthe financial<br />

sustainability of the organisation.<br />

Mr Ditmer saysit’s partofthe<br />

continuedfinancialgrowth of the club<br />

as it offers another revenue stream to<br />

supportthe clubs activities in the<br />

future.<br />

‘‘With over4600 members we are one<br />

of the biggest RSA Club’s in the<br />

country and our facilities in Rangiora<br />

are currently used for free by over30<br />

communityorganisations, we want to<br />

continue to offer these services and to<br />

do thatweneed to planfor the future.’’<br />

Mr Ditmer saysitwas great to see the<br />

members get behindthe proposal as it<br />

is avery positive move by the club.<br />

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6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Mayor Marie Black<br />

Councillors focus on<br />

submissions on Bills<br />

Happy New Year and all the best for a<br />

healthy and prosperous <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

We, as your elected members, have<br />

been focusing our attention on the<br />

myriad of submissions due on the<br />

Natural and Built environment Bill<br />

and the Spatial Planning Bill.<br />

While there are somepositive<br />

aspects of the proposed change in the<br />

legislation, we haveserious concerns<br />

regarding the lack of public<br />

participationopportunities, and<br />

whether aregional approach will<br />

adequatelyaddress local concerns<br />

and needs.<br />

We support the retentionoflocal<br />

designstandards thatreflect<br />

character of specialareas,with<br />

HanmerSpringsand Mt Lyford being<br />

good examples.<br />

Many of you will have followedthe<br />

establishment of the WaterServices<br />

Entities Act which establishes the<br />

four entities, underthe Three Waters<br />

reform, and sets out objectives and<br />

functions.<br />

The next two bills drafted are<br />

highlytechnical and complex:­<br />

The Water Services Legislation Bill<br />

establishes the regulatory functions<br />

and powers,tothe water services<br />

entities and to makerules and plans<br />

relating to waterservices.<br />

The Water Economic Efficiency<br />

and Consumer Protection Bill2022,<br />

has three forms of regulation which<br />

includes sharinginformation,<br />

determiningquality standards and<br />

price regulation.<br />

Hurunui District Council continues<br />

to state our opposition to the Three<br />

Waters reform as it is currently<br />

presented by the Government, and<br />

our submission should in no way be<br />

construedasany endorsement of the<br />

reform.<br />

We strongly state our support for<br />

economic and consumer protection<br />

regulationsinthe ThreeWater<br />

Services bill, especially in the light of<br />

the proposed Water Service Entities<br />

that will essentially be monopolies<br />

and may become less responsive to<br />

communities.<br />

From our perspective concerns<br />

remain in anumber of areas,but in<br />

particularthe relationship between<br />

councils, and the new entities, is<br />

uncertain and given all the<br />

intelligence that sits withinour<br />

council teams it has the potential to<br />

expose asignificant loss of system<br />

knowledge.<br />

For our consumers on small mixed<br />

ruralwater supplies there is the<br />

option for the supply to be run by the<br />

operators,otherthan the water<br />

service entity.<br />

We however continue to have<br />

concerns thatthe threshold for sucha<br />

transfer is very high.<br />

Irecentlyhad the privilege to<br />

attend asession that formed the<br />

induction for the Youth Council for<br />

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

Iwas very impressed with the<br />

calibre and focus that the group<br />

demonstrated, and Ihave no doubt<br />

they will represent themselves and<br />

our council well.<br />

Reforms to the fore<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy reporter<br />

How to ensure alocal voice is retained<br />

is at the forefront of council<br />

deliberations, as the Hurunui District<br />

Council considersits submissionson<br />

the government’s reform agenda.<br />

Centralisationappeared to be a<br />

common theme in the Resource<br />

ManagementAct (RMA)reform, Three<br />

Waters bills and the draft future of<br />

localgovernmentreport, Hurunui<br />

MayorMarie Black says.<br />

‘‘There seemstobeatrend to<br />

centraliseeverywhere, which would<br />

remove the local voice,’’ Mrs Black<br />

says.<br />

‘‘We have ahistory of voicingour<br />

opinion in the Hurunui, but you can be<br />

swayed by the numbers.’’<br />

Chiefexecutive Hamish Dobbie says<br />

an unanswered questionwith the<br />

proposedThreeWaters, four entity<br />

model, was how Hurunuiwould<br />

represented.<br />

‘‘Will we get to sit in the room,<br />

because that seemsunlikely and then<br />

how will our voice be heard if we are<br />

not in the room.’’<br />

The same concern was echoed when<br />

the council considered the other<br />

reforms.<br />

The governmentintroducedtwo bills<br />

last year,the Naturaland Built<br />

Environment Bill and the Spatial<br />

Planning Bill,toreplace the RMA.<br />

Athird,Climate Adaptation Bill, is<br />

due to be introduced later thisyear.<br />

Amongthe proposedchanges are<br />

regional planstoreplace district<br />

plans.<br />

Mrs Black said the districtplan<br />

process providedanopportunity for<br />

localpeople to be engaged in the<br />

process.<br />

But therewas no guaranteethere<br />

wouldbethe same levelofengagement<br />

at aregionallevel.<br />

‘‘Historical knowledgewill be lost<br />

because it willbeamuch broader<br />

framework, so how can ordinary<br />

people be influential?’’<br />

Mrs Black and Mr Dobbie welcomed<br />

the requirement for territorial<br />

authorities to have astatement of<br />

communityoutcomes, but they had<br />

some reservations.<br />

‘‘It means we can createastatement<br />

with aHurunui lens, but that can<br />

easily be disregarded at aregional<br />

level,’’ Mrs Black said.<br />

Mr Dobbiesaid the intent of<br />

replacing districtplans witha<br />

regional plan wastospeed up the<br />

process.<br />

‘‘I think theselectcommittee will<br />

hear avariety of ideas from around the<br />

country and theyneed to listen to what<br />

localgovernment has to say.<br />

‘‘We have beenatthe coalface<br />

delivering this for years.’’<br />

Amongthe proposals in the draft<br />

future of local government report were<br />

scenariosfor the future structure of<br />

localgovernment.<br />

Theseincluded moving to aunitary<br />

authoritymodelwith local community<br />

boards to ensure some local<br />

representation.<br />

Apopulation of no less than 70,000<br />

was thoughttobenecessary to be<br />

sustainable.<br />

With the hint of amalgamation in the<br />

air, Mr DobbiesuggestedWaimakariri<br />

consider ‘‘merging into us’’, rather<br />

than the other way around.<br />

‘‘I don’t know what amalgamation<br />

can really deliver,because if you take<br />

the localout thenitisjust<br />

government.’’<br />

Public interest journalismisfunded<br />

by New Zealand on Air.<br />

European day<br />

Aspecialdisplay of Europeanvehicles<br />

coveringrightfrom veteran, Vintage and<br />

classic, to new, will be held at theBetter<br />

Half Kitchen and Bar,onthe cornerof<br />

Ashworths BeachRoad and StateHighway<br />

One, Leithfield on Sunday,<strong>February</strong> 26 at<br />

9.30am to 1.30pm.<br />

Therewill be aband playingmusic from<br />

days gone by.<br />

Free entry to everyone, but adonation to<br />

the Amberley Menz Shedwould be<br />

appreciated. Open from9.30am to 1.30pm.<br />

Oxford GardenClub<br />

The club will celebrateits 70thJubilee on<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Fair<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Feb <strong>16</strong> Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22<br />

Rise 6:50am<br />

Set 8:35pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

9:23am<br />

9:55pm<br />

Rise 1:13am<br />

Set 5:40pm<br />

Moderate SW turning<br />

E<br />

Good<br />

Rise 6:51am<br />

Set 8:34pm<br />

Best 10:27am<br />

Times 11:00pm<br />

Rise 2:09am<br />

Set 6:43pm<br />

Moderate SE<br />

March 9atthe OxfordWorking Men’sClub<br />

at 11am with aconversazione and mealat<br />

12.30pm. Anyoneinterested in attending<br />

should phoneKay on 027 337 1849.<br />

Youth Art Group<br />

AYouthArt group will meet in Amberley<br />

on Thursdays of the school term, at St John<br />

Hall, behindthe Hurunui District Council<br />

building on CartersRoad —8­12 years<br />

3.30pm to 4.30pm; 13­18years 5pmto6pm.<br />

Rise 6:53am<br />

Set 8:32pm<br />

Best 11:32am<br />

Good<br />

Times<br />

Rise 3:20am<br />

Set 7:35pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Rise 6:54am<br />

Set 8:31pm<br />

Best 12:04am<br />

Ok<br />

Times 12:35pm<br />

Rise 4:40am<br />

Set 8:<strong>16</strong>pm<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

fresh S<br />

Ok<br />

$10 per session. Email Carrie for more<br />

information at carriesartnz@gmail.com.<br />

International Women’s Daybreakfast<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Soroptimists will<br />

celebrate International Women's Day,<br />

with abreakfast at the Rangiora RSA on<br />

Wednesday March 8, from 7am until<br />

8.30am.<br />

Proceeds will go to raising awareness of<br />

Ovarian Cancer in <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

RANGIORA OCEAN WATCH<br />

Rise 6:55am<br />

Set 8:29pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

1:05am<br />

1:34pm<br />

Rise 6:05am<br />

Set 8:48pm<br />

Moderate SE<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 6:57am<br />

Set 8:28pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:02am<br />

2:29pm<br />

Rise 7:28am<br />

Set 9:15pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate E<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 6:58am<br />

Set 8:26pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

2:55am<br />

3:20pm<br />

Rise 8:48am<br />

Set 9:39pm<br />

Gentle SW becoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Guestspeakers willbeDr.Sue Bagshaw<br />

who specialises in thehealth of young<br />

people and Abby Foy, afashion designer<br />

in Australia, who specialises in<br />

innovation.<br />

Tickets are $40 and are availablefrom<br />

Bayleys,251 HighStreet Rangiora or<br />

contact Dinah 021 183 1568.<br />

Bark Up<br />

The Hurunui Young Farmers Bark Up is<br />

on Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 18 from 6pm at the<br />

Hurunui Hotel. Funds raised will benefit<br />

CulverdenStJohn.Entry fee is $20 per<br />

dog. Entriesclose<strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, inquiries<br />

to Marcus 027 915 8694.<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

E2.2 m E1.8 m E1.2 m E1.1 m E0.9 m E0.7 m E0.8 m<br />

3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9<br />

1<br />

0<br />

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

Waimakariri 1:22am 2.3 7:43am 0.7 2:21am 2.4 8:40am 0.6 3:20am 2.5 9:37am 0.5 4:17am 2.5 10:34am 0.4 5:13am 2.6 11:29am 0.4 6:07am 2.6<br />

7:02am 2.6 12:48am 0.3<br />

Mouth<br />

1:47pm 2.2 7:59pm 0.6 2:44pm 2.3 8:56pm 0.5 3:41pm 2.4 9:55pm 0.4 4:38pm 2.4 10:54pm 0.3 5:35pm 2.5 11:52pm 0.3 6:32pm 2.5 12:24pm 0.3 7:28pm 2.5 1:18pm 0.3<br />

Amberley 1:22am 2.3 7:43am 0.7 2:21am 2.4 8:40am 0.6 3:20am 2.5 9:37am 0.5 4:17am 2.5 10:34am 0.4 5:13am 2.6 11:29am 0.4 6:07am 2.6<br />

7:02am 2.6 12:48am 0.3<br />

Beach<br />

1:47pm 2.2 7:59pm 0.6 2:44pm 2.3 8:56pm 0.5 3:41pm 2.4 9:55pm 0.4 4:38pm 2.4 10:54pm 0.3 5:35pm 2.5 11:52pm 0.3 6:32pm 2.5 12:24pm 0.3 7:28pm 2.5 1:18pm 0.3<br />

1:31am 2.3 7:52am 0.7 2:30am 2.4 8:49am 0.6 3:29am 2.5 9:46am 0.5 4:26am 2.5 10:43am 0.4 5:22am 2.6 11:38am 0.4 6:<strong>16</strong>am 2.6 12:01am 0.3 7:11am 2.6 12:57am 0.3<br />

Motunau 1:56pm 2.2 8:08pm 0.6 2:53pm 2.3 9:05pm 0.5 3:50pm 2.4 10:04pm 0.4 4:47pm 2.4 11:03pm 0.3 5:44pm 2.5<br />

6:41pm 2.5 12:33pm 0.3 7:37pm 2.5 1:27pm 0.3<br />

1:33am 2.3 7:54am 0.7 2:32am 2.4 8:51am 0.6 3:31am 2.5 9:48am 0.5 4:28am 2.5 10:45am 0.4 5:24am 2.6 11:40am 0.4 6:18am 2.6 12:03am 0.3 7:13am 2.6 12:59am 0.3<br />

Gore Bay 1:58pm 2.2 8:10pm 0.6 2:55pm 2.3 9:07pm 0.5 3:52pm 2.4 10:06pm 0.4 4:49pm 2.4 11:05pm 0.3 5:46pm 2.5<br />

6:43pm 2.5 12:35pm 0.3 7:39pm 2.5 1:29pm 0.3<br />

1:27am 1.6 7:50am 0.3 2:24am 1.7 8:46am 0.3 3:21am 1.7 9:41am 0.2 4:19am 1.8 10:37am 0.2 5:15am 1.8 11:32am 0.1 6:12am 1.8<br />

7:08am 1.8 12:48am 0.1<br />

Kaikoura 1:54pm 1.5 8:00pm 0.3 2:49pm 1.5 8:56pm 0.2 3:44pm 1.6 9:54pm 0.2 4:41pm 1.6 10:52pm 0.1 5:38pm 1.7 11:50pm 0.1 6:36pm 1.7 12:28pm 0.1 7:34pm 1.7 1:25pm 0.1<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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The firstWaimakariri Country Music<br />

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weekend.<br />

The threeday show featured artistsand<br />

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Organiser Kevin Taylorsays he was<br />

overwhelmed by the turnout .<br />

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wonderful local talent whoturned up as<br />

well.’’<br />

He saysthe show had daily open mic<br />

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singers, who took their moment on the<br />

stage performing for the 250 plus<br />

spectators in the pavilion.<br />

‘‘People couldbring in their own deck<br />

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everyone to meet andgreet and listen to<br />

other likeminded people following their<br />

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In the evenings spectators, who had<br />

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Mr Taylorsays the show took overtwo<br />

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transfers into his thinking and decision<br />

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She acknowledged the need to focus<br />

on the cost of living, but she was keen to<br />

see more detail of the government’s ‘‘refocusing’’<br />

of its priorities.<br />

Kaikōura Mayor Craig Mackle said he<br />

would ‘‘wait and see’’ what comes of Mr<br />

Hipkins’ announcement.<br />

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right things, but Iwould like to know<br />

more ­alot more.<br />

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wanted to do.’’<br />

Mr Mackle said he would welcome Mr<br />

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district’s challenges.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon put<br />

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Colin Nimmo, Kaikōura A&P<br />

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forward to the show coming to life.<br />

It is his second time at the helm, after<br />

leading asuccessful show in 2021.<br />

Covid­19 protocols intervened last<br />

year to force the cancellation of the<br />

event.<br />

‘‘But now we have learnt to live with<br />

this virus we are all go this year thanks<br />

to alot of work from volunteers, and the<br />

committee,’’ he says.<br />

The theme of this year’s show — Show<br />

by the Sea ­highlights Kaikōura’s<br />

reliance on rural, and sea­based<br />

businesses, which combined are the<br />

strength of the district.<br />

Mr Nimmo says there will be plenty of<br />

activities for the young and not so young,<br />

and afull programme of horse and pony<br />

events, and novelty events.<br />

The committee has worked hard to get<br />

as much entertainment as possible for<br />

children, much of it free.<br />

Mr Nimmo with his wife Tina farmed<br />

Muzzle Station in the Clarence Valley for<br />

35 years.<br />

His isolation at Muzzle Station<br />

restricted his involvement in the show,<br />

but now living closer to town it has<br />

enabled him to take amore active role.<br />

He has been along time exhibitor,<br />

showing sheep, wool and horses.<br />

Mr Nimmo says sheep entries are<br />

good, and while horse entries were down<br />

initially they were picking up.<br />

The couple’s daughter and son­in­law,<br />

Fiona and Guy Redfern, are now<br />

running Muzzle Station, with the<br />

Nimmos moving to the Kaikōura flats.<br />

They still remain involved in farming<br />

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“We are closer to town, but we still<br />

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responsible for one of those farms, “so it<br />

keeps us busy”.<br />

Conservation is important to the<br />

Nimmos and Redferns.<br />

“I think most people are doing the best<br />

they can for the land. It’s important to<br />

look after the land, but any work around<br />

conservation and waterways has got to<br />

be worthwhile from an economic point<br />

of view, rather than legislation.<br />

‘‘The bulk of the station has been<br />

farmed pretty conservatively because<br />

that’s the best way to do it.”<br />

Mr Nimmo hopes everyone enjoys the<br />

show and extends sincere thanks to all<br />

the sponsors who through ‘‘difficult<br />

times’’ continue to support the<br />

association which allows it to run ashow<br />

for the community of Kaikōura,’’ he says.<br />

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A&P Show by the Sea<br />

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The 109th Show by the Sea<br />

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Last year’s show was<br />

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‘‘We are back, and we hope a<br />

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the entertainment and<br />

competitions on offer,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

The Show by the Sea theme<br />

reflects the rural, urban and<br />

sea­based businesses in the<br />

district, and its communities,<br />

and their reliance on one<br />

another.<br />

It also emphasises the<br />

picturesque setting of the<br />

racecourse site in South Bay<br />

by the sea.<br />

Laura says the committee<br />

has tried to put on as much<br />

free entertainment on as<br />

possible, so people can enjoy a<br />

great day out.<br />

Clowns Silly Billy and Silly<br />

Millie, amerry­go­round, chair<br />

‘o’plane, ferris wheel, bouncy<br />

castle, digger fun, atreasure<br />

hunt, and ahuge array of trade<br />

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plenty of entertainment for<br />

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The local fire brigade joins<br />

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Afeature display of natural<br />

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strong, have held up, but pony<br />

entries are down.<br />

Sheep entries are strong.<br />

KAIKOURA A&P SHOW<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> 15<br />

Showtime in Kaikōura<br />

By DAVIDHILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Kaikōura Mayor Craig Mackle<br />

can not wait for the return of the<br />

Kaikōura A&P Show, on<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 25.<br />

The annual show returns to the<br />

South Bay Racecourse, after<br />

being acasualty of Covid­19 last<br />

year.<br />

‘‘It is agood day out and it<br />

brings people from out of town,’’<br />

Mr Mackle says.<br />

‘‘It is good for the local<br />

economy and it brings that<br />

awareness of the rural sector into<br />

everyone’s mind.<br />

‘‘It is easy to forget when you<br />

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Mr Mackle said he enjoyed<br />

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Luxon in Rga<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Rangiora turned out in force<br />

to hear National Party leader<br />

Christopher Luxon on<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 7.<br />

More than 500 people<br />

packed into the Rangiora<br />

Town Hall auditorium to<br />

listen to the Opposition<br />

Leader.<br />

It led to adebate on vaccine<br />

mandates, hospital waiting<br />

lists, Three Waters reform<br />

and the state of the economy.<br />

Mr Luxon re­enforced his<br />

messages around the cost of<br />

living crisis, Three Waters<br />

reform, government<br />

bureaucracy, co­governance,<br />

education and, law and order.<br />

‘‘I have tremendous hope,<br />

optimism and positivity about<br />

the future of New Zealand. I<br />

think we are agreat country.<br />

‘‘Every week Iget out of<br />

Wellington as fast as Ican and<br />

Igotolots of towns up and<br />

down the country and you see<br />

amazing, incredible people in<br />

the community helping their<br />

fellow Kiwis do incredible<br />

stuff.’’<br />

But he believed the country<br />

was headed in the wrong<br />

direction.<br />

The government was<br />

creating too much<br />

bureaucracy, when it should<br />

be focusing on local solutions,<br />

he said.<br />

‘‘We are aparty which<br />

believes deeply in localism<br />

and devolution.’’<br />

Mr Luxon said councils<br />

around the country had come<br />

up with arange of proposals<br />

which were viable<br />

alternatives to Three Waters<br />

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‘‘Your council, led by Dan<br />

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presenting avery good<br />

proposal.<br />

‘‘We think councils have<br />

proposed models which<br />

actually stack up, and that’s<br />

what we should let them do.’’<br />

With inflation rising above<br />

seven percent for the first<br />

time in three decades, Mr<br />

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of high inflation experienced<br />

by his parent’s generation of<br />

the 1970s and 1980s.<br />

‘‘In the last two years wages<br />

have not kept up with<br />

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‘‘If you don’t get agrip on<br />

inflation, that actually causes<br />

huge amounts of pain and<br />

suffering for people in all<br />

walks of life.’’<br />

He said ongoing high<br />

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The website is calledthe Balmoral<br />

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Over 100people turned up<br />

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Thefive­piece‘‘garage band’’<br />

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Camping spot.<br />

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Shesays Murray and Tony have<br />

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OUR TOWN KAIAPOI<br />

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The new classrooms were<br />

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‘‘The modular design is a<br />

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The school endedlast year<br />

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The school began the new<br />

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The roll was just 301 back in<br />

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‘‘The process has been great<br />

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Rga couple celebrate 65 years of marriage<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Making acommitment to eachother,<br />

andmaking it work, is the key to a<br />

lasting relationship, accordingtoJune<br />

andAlanPorterwho celebrate their<br />

65th Blue Sapphire,wedding<br />

anniversary this weekend.<br />

‘‘Younever stopworkingatit,’’isMrs<br />

Porters advice.<br />

TheRangiora­basedcouple fondly<br />

recalledtheirwedding dayon<br />

<strong>February</strong>15, 1958.<br />

‘‘It was adamp day.Infactdad had to<br />

hold my weddingdress andtrain up<br />

because it wassowet underfoot as I<br />

walkedinto the HolyTrinity Church in<br />

Avonside, Christchurch,’’Mrs Porter<br />

says.<br />

AllMrPorter hadtodowas walk<br />

around thecorner with hisbrother<br />

because he lived close to the church.<br />

Thecouple hadmet four years<br />

earlierataschooldance whenJune<br />

(17) was asixthformer at Avonside<br />

Girlsand Alan(19) wasanapprentice<br />

carpenter.<br />

Alan sayshemissed getting the<br />

chancetowalk her home that night.<br />

‘‘Some one elsebeat me to it,but we<br />

made adatefor the nextday in alocal<br />

park andwehave been together ever<br />

since,’’ recalls Mr Porter.<br />

MrsPorter says sheremembers Alan<br />

wasagood dancerand he kept asking<br />

hertodance allnight.<br />

Thecouple were engaged when June<br />

turned 19,but sherecalls her father<br />

making her waituntilshe was 21 to get<br />

married.<br />

Shewas workingatthe BankofNew<br />

Zealand processingcheques while<br />

Alan, whowas originallyfromGore,<br />

completedhis apprenticeship with one<br />

Sapphire anniversary ... June and Alan Porter of Rangiora celebrate their 65th wedding<br />

anniversary.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

of Christchurch’s oldbuilding<br />

companies.<br />

‘‘They built all of Regent Streetback<br />

in the day.’’<br />

The couplesettledintomarriedlife.<br />

After ayear Alanfollowedinthe<br />

footsteps of hisgrandfatherand signed<br />

on as apolice constable.<br />

He stayedwiththe force forthe next<br />

30 years,having avariedrole usinghis<br />

23<br />

carpentry skillsservicing 58 police<br />

houses from AshburtontoKaikoura,<br />

while helping outonroyal tours or on<br />

major murder cases.<br />

MrsPorter stayedwith theBNZ until<br />

thefirstoftheirthree children was<br />

due, andlater returned to the banking<br />

world.<br />

Sheeventually retired as a<br />

department headatthe United Bank.<br />

However thecouple couldn’tstay<br />

retired forlong, soontaking on therole<br />

of motel mindersinChristchurch and<br />

lateratHanmerSprings before finally<br />

retiring whenbothturned 70.<br />

‘‘Iusedtopinch myself in<br />

amazement at how we hadlanded the<br />

jobofmotelmindersinsuchalovely<br />

place,’’Mrs Portersaid of Hanmer.<br />

Both hadapassionfor helping<br />

others. Alan joinedthe Freemasons<br />

workinghis waythrough the ranks,and<br />

says he loved being oneofthe few<br />

peopletherewho could play theorgan.<br />

MrsPorter says shelovedhelping out<br />

at Citizens Adviceand both joined<br />

Probusfor anumberofyears.<br />

ButMrPorter’s greatestjoy,after<br />

takingcareofhis wife, has been his life<br />

long passion forneedle point making<br />

intricately detailed cushionsand wall<br />

art.<br />

‘‘I’ve always loved it becauseitkeeps<br />

me thinking and usingmyhands,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

Alan’sotherpassionislawnbowls<br />

beingapastpresidentofthe Burwood<br />

Bowling Cluband later an active<br />

memberofthe RangioraBowling Club.<br />

Thefamily’sthree children,six<br />

grand children and three great<br />

grandchildren are joining June and<br />

Alan forafamily reunioninRangiora<br />

this weekend.<br />

Epic run for mental health around Hagley Park<br />

AChristchurch builder, who was born<br />

and raised in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> in his<br />

younger years, will be pounding the turf<br />

of Hagley Park for 24 hours next month<br />

in abid to raise funds for mental health.<br />

Jackson Lynskey­Reid, aged 25 –Jack<br />

to family and friends –says it is<br />

something he has wanted to do for ayear<br />

or so.<br />

He believes it’s ‘‘a cool thing to do’’<br />

and away to help people.<br />

Jack chose IamHope to fundraise for<br />

after hearing about the mental health<br />

situation in New Zealand through social<br />

media and radio.<br />

‘‘I think they do an amazing job. They<br />

target mental health, which is<br />

something Ihave struggled with in the<br />

past, so Ithink it’s right to go with them.’’<br />

While Jack hasn’t received help<br />

himself from IAmHope,hehas through<br />

other pathways, and he believes it is<br />

extremely important for young people in<br />

that situation to receive help.<br />

‘‘I think alot of young people go<br />

through mental health struggles in their<br />

teens or early 20s and don’t speak up<br />

and receive help, which is why our<br />

mental health struggle is so high in New<br />

Zealand.<br />

‘‘I have friends who work in and<br />

around mental health and for ayoung<br />

person to actually receive proper help<br />

when they are feeling down, or at alow<br />

point in their life is very hard. ‘‘That’s<br />

why free counselling sessions etc. are<br />

very important when people are starting<br />

to feel down.’’<br />

Jack aims to raise $10,000 with his run,<br />

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video on Facebook along with a<br />

Givealittle link, the amount has already<br />

topped $6000 so far.<br />

‘‘To all those who are supporting me<br />

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“Every cent counts and to see how<br />

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received is wicked.’’ Jack says the<br />

support and messages he has received<br />

has been amazing, and believes his<br />

video on Facebook has started a<br />

conversation ‘‘in some areas’’.<br />

‘‘I’ve noticed it with my friends group<br />

for astart, which is epic to see.’’ Jack<br />

will also donate $20 himself for every<br />

lap he completes. He says alot of people<br />

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support by running alap with him. The<br />

24­hour fund­raiser run will start<br />

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IAmHope is ayouth and communityfocused<br />

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and Shannon Stewart in 2015 against<br />

Nelson.<br />

The next challenge will come from<br />

Hawkes Bay on <strong>February</strong> 24.<br />

Scoreboard; <strong>Canterbury</strong> Country 526/5<br />

(Harry Chamberlain <strong>16</strong>5, Jesse Frew 86<br />

,Rhys Mariu 62, ASidey 64 not out, Matt<br />

Laffey 54 not out, ARedfern 39, Tim<br />

Gruigters 38) beat Otago Country 123<br />

(Blake Coburn 3/21, Frew 2/22).<br />

Discussing tactics ... The <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Country Cricket team which successfully<br />

defended the Hawke Cup at MainPower<br />

Oval last weekend.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Cheerleaders aiming to reach great heights<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

As she entersher fourth season<br />

cheerleadingcoach, Empire<br />

Athletics owner, Michelle<br />

Cumming, is lookingforward to<br />

her youngathletescompetingon<br />

the international stage later this<br />

year.<br />

In August three teams of<br />

Rangiora based cheerleaders<br />

will be heading to Australiato<br />

compete against the best.<br />

‘‘Ourteamsare right up there,<br />

and have already won several<br />

awards in competitions, with<br />

threefirstsatthe recentNew<br />

Zealand Nationals in Auckland,’’<br />

Michelle says.<br />

She sayscheerleading is a<br />

fantastic sport for young<br />

individuals.<br />

It encompasses many different<br />

disciplines —gymnastic floor<br />

tumbling,acrobatic stunts,<br />

aerobic jumps, and high intensity<br />

dance.<br />

‘‘It makes it an incredibly<br />

multi­faceted sport,and given the<br />

nature of the sport, you won’tfind<br />

anything else thatcompares<br />

when looking at the ‘team’<br />

aspect,’’she says.<br />

But Michelle is quick to point<br />

out that cheerleading today is not<br />

the often mis­interpreted<br />

Hollywood version.<br />

‘‘We are not running out on to<br />

playingfieldsinfront of sports<br />

teams.<br />

‘‘Theboys and girls here are<br />

serious about learning how to<br />

add to skills theyhavealready<br />

learnt as gymnasts and dancers,<br />

or in aerobicsorasathletes.’’<br />

She saysitisall about the<br />

team.<br />

‘‘If one athleteismissing it<br />

impacts up to four others. On top<br />

of the obvious physical benefits<br />

of being active in sport,our<br />

athleteslearn soft skills such as<br />

team work, communication,<br />

confidence,self­discipline,<br />

adaptabilityand leadership.’’<br />

Empire Athletics, is the first<br />

gym of its kind in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, and celebrates its<br />

third birthday on <strong>February</strong>24.<br />

Michelle says they had a<br />

bumpystart, due to the arrival of<br />

Covid not longafter they had<br />

launched,but she believes they<br />

have come up swinging, and are<br />

able to hold their own at<br />

competitions.<br />

‘‘The response frompeople<br />

wantingtolearn this wonderful<br />

sport is phenomenal. We have<br />

grown every yearasmore and<br />

morepeople want to takepart in<br />

thisclose contactsport.’’ She says<br />

Empire caterstoathletesaged<br />

fromfive years to adults.<br />

The youthnovice team —<br />

5­12yrs —isabeginners pathway<br />

to the elite team. The seniorelite<br />

co­ed team (10­18yrs)istraining<br />

at level3inpreparation forits<br />

first overseas event thisyear.<br />

It’sthe teamspiritthat has<br />

attracted<strong>16</strong>­year­old rugby<br />

player Ashton Cameron to the<br />

sport.<br />

‘‘I love team sport andthis is<br />

oneofthe best Ihave ever been<br />

partof. It’s somethingdifferent<br />

andeveryoneissofocused on<br />

doing their best,’’ he says.<br />

Pegasus Bays School pupil<br />

Rubie Attrill aged11, lovesthe<br />

tumbling and dance aspectsof<br />

thesport,but says the best part is<br />

thepeople she gets to train<br />

alongside.<br />

‘‘I did gym,dance andballet,<br />

butthe peoplehere are the best.<br />

They are so supportiveofeach<br />

other,’’ she saysasshe is<br />

propelledupwardsbythree<br />

other girls up in an aerial<br />

manoeuvre.<br />

Michelle says the sports<br />

combines many different skills<br />

and is very intensive.<br />

Cheerleading fun ... Rubie Attrill is hoisted up by Matilda Harland (left),<br />

and Keisha McDonald­Selwyn, at training.<br />

PHOTO:JOHN COSGROVE<br />

PROUDLYSUPPORTING LOCALSPORT<br />

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New style ... Oxford Area School pupils Oscar O’Connor (13, left), Nathaniel Sillars (13), Kaitlyn Campbell (13) and<br />

Hannah Mullis (14) model the new school uniform.<br />

PHOTO:DAVID HILL<br />

Uniform change supported<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

School uniforms can be a<br />

polarising subject, but not, it<br />

seems, at Oxford Area School.<br />

The school unveiled anew<br />

school uniform this year, which<br />

has been met with aseal of<br />

approval from pupils.<br />

Principal Mike Hart said the<br />

change followed extensive<br />

engagement with staff, parents<br />

and pupils.<br />

‘‘Uniforms are quite polarised<br />

within quite diverse<br />

communities —from those who<br />

want abusiness attire, to those<br />

who don’t want any uniform.’’<br />

Mr Hart said asurvey of the<br />

school community was held in<br />

2020 and found there was plenty<br />

of interest in modifying the<br />

uniform.<br />

Over the next year aworking<br />

group, comprising staff, parents<br />

and pupil representatives, was<br />

formed to develop anew uniform<br />

which was gender neutral.<br />

There is now one uniform all<br />

year round, with no summer and<br />

winter uniform, but pupils from<br />

Year 7can choose between a<br />

business shirt or apolo shirt.<br />

‘‘The aim of the uniform was to<br />

have amodern uniform for<br />

modern learning,’’ Mr Hart said.<br />

‘‘We were very conscious the<br />

cost of the uniform needed to be<br />

manageable for our school<br />

community.’’<br />

To ease the burden on families,<br />

aone year transition has been<br />

introduced, with pupils able to<br />

wear either the old or new<br />

uniform or amix this year, before<br />

the new uniform takes effect in<br />

2024.<br />

But Mr Hart has been<br />

surprised by the uptake,<br />

especially among Year 12 pupils.<br />

‘‘We were quite surprised<br />

given that by the time we fully<br />

implement the uniform in 2024<br />

they will be Year13 and won’t<br />

need to wear auniform.<br />

‘‘What it tells us is they like it.<br />

‘‘There has been amassive<br />

uptake on the new uniform.<br />

‘‘I think that is because there<br />

was astrong student voice in the<br />

development of the uniform, so<br />

they bought into the outcome.’’<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> 35<br />

Spotlight on ensuring<br />

local voices are heard<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon hopestoraise his<br />

council’s concernsabout the<br />

planningprocessover the<br />

coming months.<br />

Mr Gordon has been<br />

appointedtoaMinisterial<br />

AdvisoryGroup —the resource<br />

managementreform local<br />

government steeringgroup —<br />

alongwith mayors, council<br />

chiefexecutives andMinistry<br />

for the Environment officials.<br />

The steering group will<br />

advise the government on the<br />

Natural and Built<br />

Environments Bill, the Spatial<br />

PlanningBill and the Climate<br />

AdaptationBill, whichwere set<br />

to replace the Resource<br />

ManagementAct (RMA).<br />

‘‘We will be workingtomake<br />

sure localgovernment’s and<br />

our communities’ voicesare<br />

heardand understood.’’<br />

Mr Gordon has already<br />

raised concerns with<br />

Environment Minister David<br />

Parker during last year’s Local<br />

Government Conference<br />

around the ability of<br />

developerstomake private<br />

planchangerequests while a<br />

Correction<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon<br />

council is in the process of<br />

reviewing itsDistrict Plan.<br />

The question came to light<br />

after aprivate plan change<br />

request was lodged by<br />

RollestonIndustrial<br />

Developments Ltd.<br />

The request sought to<br />

develop anew sub­division at<br />

Ohoka, while the council was<br />

still completing its<br />

Waimakariri District Plan<br />

review.<br />

Mr Gordon asked if there<br />

could be moratorium placed on<br />

privateplan change requests.<br />

‘‘I have heard back from the<br />

Minister’s office, and it is being<br />

considered as part of the RMA<br />

reforms.’’<br />

He said he would raisethe<br />

question againthrough the<br />

MinisterialAdvisory Group.<br />

In the recent story about under five karate lessons in the<br />

<strong>February</strong> 9issue of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, Sensei Hayden<br />

Wilmott of Goju Ryu Karate wasincorrectly named as Hayden<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Temporary Chlorine Added tothe South<br />

Kaiapoi Water Supply<br />

As aprecautionary measure, Council has begun<br />

supplying chlorinated water to South Kaiapoi.<br />

Chlorine has been introduced asaresult of low<br />

levels of organic material having been detected.<br />

This is avery precautionary approach, taking<br />

into account recent feedback from Taumata<br />

Arowai, the water regulator for New Zealand, on<br />

the chlorine exemption process, and the need to<br />

respond even to low level events.<br />

It should be expected that at times chlorine will<br />

need to be used as an emergency or temporary<br />

measure on some of our schemes. It is an<br />

important tool in allowing us to operate<br />

non-chlorinated schemes over the long term.<br />

Amore complete update will be provided in the<br />

coming weeks outlining the steps Council is going<br />

through with its exemption applications overall,<br />

including for Woodend and <strong>North</strong> Kaiapoi.<br />

Request for Residents toReport Drainage<br />

Issues aer Heavy Rainfall<br />

The District, like muchofAotearoa, was lesoggy<br />

thisweekasCyclone Gabriellepassed overthe motu.<br />

Waimakariri was fortunate to be spared the worst<br />

of the weather and we continue to assist our<br />

northern neighbours with several staff assisting in<br />

Auckland’s Emergency Operations Centre over the<br />

past few weeks.<br />

We’re continually assessing flood-prone areas<br />

to mitigate the risk to people and property<br />

during adverse weather events, and we’re asking<br />

residents for their help identifying problem areas.<br />

You can report drainage issues to us quickly and<br />

easily via our website.<br />

The increase in large rainfall events in the past twelve<br />

months further highlights the necessary flooding<br />

mitigation work council iscurrently undertaking.<br />

Oxford Pedestrian Crossing Upgrades<br />

Pedestrian crossing upgrades began this week on<br />

Main Street in Oxford.<br />

Due to concerns around the safety for pedestrians<br />

at the three pedestrian crossing along Main Street<br />

Oxford, the following upgrades will be completed<br />

at each crossing:<br />

• Upgraded zebra markings tomatch the<br />

new specifications<br />

• Installation of larger belisha discs<br />

• Updating of other line marking associated with<br />

the crossings<br />

• Installation of tactile indicator products<br />

where required.<br />

The crossing at the Town Hall will be shied further<br />

east (towards the Police Station), which will also<br />

include extension ofthe northern kerb build-out,<br />

construction of mountable kerb build-outs on the<br />

southern side and amendments todrainage.<br />

The road shoulder will be closed where works are<br />

being carried out, and there may also be diversions<br />

in place for pedestrians.<br />

The main traffic management impacts will be<br />

when works are being undertaken on the crossing<br />

located outside of the Town Hall. The crossing<br />

outside of Fresh Choice and the Oxford Store only<br />

require minor line marking and tactile indicator<br />

products to be installed, so the disruption in this<br />

area will be short.<br />

Staff will work closely with the contractor to<br />

ensure the impacts of on-street parking loss are<br />

minimised for businesses within close proximity.<br />

Work should be completed by mid-March.<br />

These small upgrades are being carried out<br />

throughout the district this summer.<br />

Have you signed up for<br />

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

Tojoin visit:<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/subscribe<br />

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

information sessions.<br />

Find out more about the census –<br />

why it is important, and how to<br />

take part.<br />

Popintoyourlocal library forone of the<br />

following information sessions.<br />

Thursday 23<strong>February</strong> •11am–12noon<br />

Oxford Library<br />

Friday 24 <strong>February</strong> •1–2pm<br />

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre<br />

Saturday 25 <strong>February</strong> •10.30–11.30am<br />

Rangiora Library<br />

Findout more<br />

03 311 8901<br />

library@wmk.govt.nz<br />

census.govt.nz<br />

Third Rates<br />

Instalment Due<br />

We’d like to remind you that the third<br />

instalment ofrates is due on20<strong>February</strong>.<br />

Online go to...<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/services/online-services<br />

(credit card and debit card payments incur a<br />

convenience fee).<br />

Internet banking<br />

Account number: 010877-0129222-00<br />

Use the valuation number on your rates invoice<br />

as reference. If you are paying rates on more<br />

than one property,email details of payment to<br />

finance@wmk.govt.nz<br />

In person<br />

Epos and cash payments are welcome at<br />

any Council service centre.<br />

If you are having difficulty paying your<br />

rates, we encourage you to get in touch<br />

with us at rates@wmk.govt.nz to talk<br />

through payment options.<br />

YOUTH<br />

Development Grant<br />

Available to young people living<br />

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Applications are now open and will<br />

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Youth referred<br />

Policehave apprehendeda14­yearold<br />

Waimakariri youthfollowing<br />

vandalism and damage reported at<br />

the Taggart Earthmovingsite in<br />

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

November last year.<br />

He has been referred to<br />

Waimakariri Police Youth Aid<br />

Section. It was the resultofmany<br />

hours of work and numerous<br />

enquiries by <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Police, Police say.<br />

Work will continueoutside of the<br />

court process,alongwith our<br />

partner agencies, to support to<br />

these offenders and their families<br />

with the aim of preventing reoffending.<br />

The message to anyone who sees<br />

suspicious activity is to call 111if it<br />

is happening now, or 105 if it's after<br />

the fact.<br />

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Opening Day:Yellowball teams,<br />

stableford:SWebby, GMcGeddie, GDench,<br />

LSchwaiger 191; BBalderstone,SHartley,<br />

PNeumann, JYates 188; DVan Turnhout,<br />

AGenet,RHack,DGoodwin. 179; I<br />

Holding, RWilshire,NRhynd,JBurrows,<br />

GWilliams,176.<br />

MidWeekMen: PWylie40,DRowell 38, N<br />

Rhynd 38, BGill 37, AFalloon36, NReeves<br />

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Stableford: JMorgan, JLucas,LWilly 91;K<br />

Percy, BYates,DBanton.89. <strong>February</strong> 11:<br />

Stableford:­ IHolding41, MNeale 37,N<br />

Granger 36,SHartley36, AGenet 36,R<br />

Wilshire36, KRayner 36. Mid Week Men:J<br />

Wigley 43,BBalderstone 38, GD’Avergne<br />

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more information.<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

and secondary up to<br />

NCEA level 3. In centre<br />

(Rangiora) or interactive<br />

online from your home.<br />

Each student on an individually<br />

tailored programme.<br />

Kip McGrath Rangiora has<br />

been serving the local community<br />

for 30 +years. Give<br />

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

book your free assessment<br />

online https://www.<br />

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

Religious Notices<br />

His Presence Church<br />

Invites you to<br />

Encounter &Healing<br />

6.30pm<br />

Wednesday nights,<br />

Starts 22 nd <strong>February</strong><br />

Pipe Band Hall<br />

New World Carpark, Rangiora<br />

Contact Pastor 027 215 4359<br />

Or Pastor Susan 022 494 5540<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

Situations Wanted<br />

KITCHENHAND, Baker<br />

assistant available, updated<br />

CV, has transport. Ph Meg<br />

027 963 4614.<br />

Admin Assistant<br />

Do you need help<br />

running the admin side<br />

of your business?<br />

Iamhere to help!<br />

Emails, invoicing,<br />

reconciling and more.<br />

Feel free to call or txt<br />

Ayshaon022 350 8587<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

Netball Co-ordinator<br />

This is afixed term position commencing asap and<br />

ends 10 November <strong>2023</strong>. Term 1will be10hrs/<br />

week, T2-3 8hrs/wk and T4 –4hrs/wk.<br />

For more information, please visit the Join Us /<br />

Employment page of our website.<br />

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

Applications close 9am on 20 <strong>February</strong><strong>2023</strong><br />

2554280<br />

Unichem Fenwicks Pharmacy<br />

Medication DeliveryDriver<br />

129 Williams Street, Kaiapoi<br />

We are looking for apermanent parttime delivery<br />

driver (1-3) hours aday,Mon-Fri 4.30pm Start<br />

Must have:<br />

•Full NZ valid drivers licence<br />

•Pass Drug test and Police check will be<br />

done<br />

•Must have areliable vehicle<br />

•Working in asmall community<br />

Contact Tiffany or Rob on03327 7339 or<br />

apply to fenwick@pharmacy.unichem.co.nz<br />

NEWS &CLASSIFIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Situations Vacant<br />

OUR BUSINESS IS GROWING...<br />

here’s how we can help grow yours too!<br />

2557213<br />

Firewood<br />

SPLIT Old Man Pine 3.7m<br />

@ $260, Split Hardwood<br />

Mix 3.7m @$360. Mobile<br />

021 993 497.<br />

2557326<br />

37<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

Kaiāwhina/Teacher Aide<br />

Rangiora High School is proud to be a caring,<br />

community-based environment inspiring life-long<br />

learning. Students are at the centre of our work.<br />

We are seeking to appoint aKaiāwhina to undertake<br />

learning support work.<br />

•Fixed Term, part-time (25 hours per week)<br />

(Terms 1&2)<br />

Relevant experience and/or qualifications are an<br />

advantage.<br />

Please visit the Join Us /Employment page of our<br />

website to make an application<br />

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

Applications close 9am on 6March <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

2557343<br />

WE NEED YOU!<br />

Deliverers required<br />

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

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

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

Tofind out more,<br />

contact:<br />

MarkKelly<br />

South Island Distribution Manager<br />

P: 029 983 2293<br />

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

Deliver your mailers to your<br />

customers with us:<br />

.<br />

We can deliver your mailer targeted locally to the customers most<br />

likely to buy from you or offer you mass reach via our South Island<br />

network.<br />

Your mailer can be delivered as an insert in our paper or separately<br />

in the letterbox.<br />

Contact us today for<br />

a plan to suit your<br />

business.<br />

SUPERVISORS wanted across the south island<br />

To be asupervisor you will need:<br />

• Asuitable van, mobile phone and computer with internet access<br />

• Ability to handle deliveries of large quantities each week<br />

• Ability to manage your own team of deliverers<br />

DELIVERERS wanted across the south island<br />

To be adeliverer you will need:<br />

• Afew free hours each week<br />

• Ability to home deliver papers and flyers to your own territory<br />

*You must be11years or older for this position<br />

Contact Mark Kelly South Island Distribution Manager<br />

P: 029 983 2293 | E: mark.kelly@mainlanddistribution.co.nz


CLASSIFIED<br />

38 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Situations Vacant<br />

PROPERTY OFFICER<br />

We offer|Tāmātou mahi<br />

We offer varied flexible work arrangements options to<br />

supportabalance between work,family,and personal life.<br />

Workingfor asmall council offersabreadth of experience<br />

you do not getworkingfor alargerorganisation. Our team<br />

isrelaxed,helpful andfriendly. We encourageand support<br />

individual learning and development byproviding training<br />

where needed<br />

About therole |MōTeTūranga<br />

This permanent role will assistinensuring Council property<br />

is maintained efficiently and effectively. Key Duties will<br />

include condition assessments of all Council property<br />

and buildings, assisting with maintenance plans, project<br />

managing capital works and maintaining the property<br />

database.<br />

Youwill be based inAmberley, only 45minutes from<br />

Christchurch. Nomore traffic when commuting to work<br />

or parking hassles. We also have anestablished carpool<br />

system fromChristchurch.<br />

Aboutyou |Mōu<br />

Most important isyour attitude and what you can bring<br />

to the team. Ideally you have experience in assessing<br />

the condition of buildings and the establishment of<br />

maintenance plans,orsimilar relevant experience.<br />

In this role weexpect you to have the ability to read and<br />

interpretlegislationand have attentiontodetail.Ifyou are<br />

committed to providing apositive customer experience,<br />

have excellent people and communications skills, and<br />

possess ahighlevelofdigital confidence this could be the<br />

jobfor you.<br />

For more information view the position description or<br />

contact Liz Atkinson027 7332237oremail<br />

liz.atkins@hurunui.govt.nz.<br />

To apply forthis job go to:<br />

https://hdcjobs.co.nz/Vacancies&enter refcode: 6251114.<br />

Applicationsclose26<strong>February</strong><strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Interviewswillbeheld3/8 March <strong>2023</strong>..<br />

2557027<br />

Retail Sales<br />

Full Time, Fixed Term<br />

We Need You!<br />

McAlpines Mitre 10 MEGA are seeking applications from<br />

outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic people to join our<br />

successful Retail team, on aFixed Term.<br />

• Customer focused<br />

• Working inside and outside<br />

• Mustbephysically fit and strong<br />

• Requiredtoclimb ladders and use lifting equipment<br />

• Work as part of ateam<br />

• Beabletothink proactively<br />

• Work hard andsmart<br />

• Familiarityineither DIY or Customer Service preferred<br />

• Weekendwork required, up to 40 hours<br />

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

apre-employment drug test andmedical will be required.<br />

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

New Zealand visa.<br />

Please send your application and CV to:<br />

Retail Sales Team Member, McAlpinesMitre10MEGA,<br />

Private Bag 1003, Rangiora 7440<br />

2547334<br />

Caretaker /Kaitiaki<br />

Torotoroa-Amberley School<br />

Aposition exists for anew caretaker at our<br />

wonderful school.<br />

Do you take pride in your work? Can you<br />

problem solve? Are you practically minded?<br />

Can work independently and manage your<br />

time well?<br />

This might be the job for you. 15 hours /week.<br />

Expressions of interest<br />

to the Principal,<br />

Antony Criglington by 4pm,<br />

Monday 20 th <strong>February</strong>.<br />

principal@amberley.school.nz<br />

027 404 9119<br />

2555482<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Mackenzie Holdings 2021<br />

Ltd has made application<br />

to the District Licensing<br />

Committee ( DLC) at<br />

Rangora for the renewal of<br />

an On-Licence in respect<br />

of the premises situated<br />

at 468 Mandeville Road,<br />

Ohoka known as The<br />

Platform Bar Restaurant<br />

&Cafe.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Restaurant /Bar.<br />

The days on which and<br />

the hours during which<br />

alcohol is (or is intended<br />

to be) sold under the<br />

licence are Sunday to<br />

Thursday 8am - 11pm,<br />

Friday &Saturday 8am to<br />

12pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

215 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee<br />

at Private Bag 1005,<br />

Rangiora or email to<br />

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

No objection to the<br />

renewal of alicence may<br />

be made in relation to a<br />

matter other than amatter<br />

specified in section 131<br />

of the Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication<br />

of this notice.<br />

2556136v1<br />

Rangiora Arts Society<br />

Interested in Art?<br />

Come along to the function rooms<br />

at the Rangiora A&P Show Grounds,<br />

9am - 2.30pm, every Tuesday.<br />

If you’re keen on an evening session, please<br />

phone Marg Stephenson on 021 047 6878. If we<br />

get enough people, art in the evening will happen.<br />

2556218<br />

BOOK FAIR<br />

Friday 17and Saturday 18 <strong>February</strong>,<br />

<strong>2023</strong> at St Bart’s ChurchHall,<br />

23 Cass St., Kaiapoi<br />

9:00am to 6:00pm Friday and<br />

9:00am to 2:00pm Saturday<br />

** Eftpos available **<br />

Books $2.00 each or 6books<br />

for $10.00, puzzles $4.00<br />

Teaand coffee available.<br />

This is an Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi<br />

Fundraiser towards parish work.<br />

2553447<br />

WOODEND Spring<br />

Flower Show, AGM, 27th<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</strong>, held at 10<br />

Waiora Lane at 1pm, all<br />

welcome.<br />

For Sale<br />

PORTABLE baby cot with<br />

mattress in original box,<br />

used once, clean smoke free<br />

home. High chair, used<br />

once, original box $140 for<br />

both. Phone 021 109 9599.<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

OFF-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

ANDSUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

HM Liquor Ltd, <strong>16</strong><br />

Southbrook Road, Rangiora<br />

has made application to the<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of an Off Licence in respect<br />

of the premises situated<br />

at <strong>16</strong> Southbrook Road,<br />

Southbrook, Rangiora known<br />

as Liquorland Southbrook.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to be<br />

conducted) under the licence<br />

is Bottlestore.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

under the licence are Monday<br />

-Sunday 7am to 10pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of the<br />

licence may,not later than 15<br />

working days after the date of<br />

the publication of this notice,<br />

file anotice in writing of the<br />

objection with the Secretary<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora<br />

or email to records@wmk.<br />

govt.nz.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made in<br />

relation to amatter other than<br />

amatter specified in section<br />

131 of the Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the second publication<br />

of this notice. This notice was<br />

first published on 9<strong>February</strong><br />

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

2553957v2<br />

WORLD DAY OF<br />

PRAYER, Salvation Army<br />

Worship Centre, Ashley<br />

Street, Rangiora. Friday 3rd<br />

March. Service 1.30pm followed<br />

by afternoon tea.<br />

Public Notices<br />

HINEMOA Kaiapoi<br />

Hockey Club, AGM,<br />

Monday 20th <strong>February</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong>, at 6pm, Hinemoa<br />

Kaiapoi Hockey Clubrooms,<br />

Smith Street, Kaiapoi.<br />

Queries to<br />

hinemoakaiapoihockey@<br />

outlook.com<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

OFF-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

ANDSUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

99 Liquor Ltd, 73 Victoria<br />

St, Rangiora, T/A Liquorland<br />

Rangiora has made<br />

application to the District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Rangiora for the issue of a<br />

Off- Licence in respect of<br />

the premises situated at 73<br />

Victoria St, Rangiora known<br />

as Liquorland Rangiora.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Retail Bottlestore.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

sold under the licence are<br />

Monday - Sunday 8am to<br />

10pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of the<br />

licence may, not later than<br />

15 working days after the<br />

date of the publication of this<br />

notice, file anoticeinwriting<br />

of the objection with the<br />

Secretary of the Waimakariri<br />

District Licensing<br />

Committee at Private Bag<br />

1005, Rangiora or email to<br />

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

No objection to the issue<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than a matter specified in<br />

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

and Supply of Alcohol Act<br />

2012.<br />

This is the firstpublication of<br />

this notice.<br />

2556138v1<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLYOF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Golden Eagle Brewery Ltd<br />

has made application to the<br />

District Licensing Committee<br />

at Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of On licence &variation of<br />

On Licence +Off Licence<br />

in respect of the premises<br />

situated at 184 Williams St,<br />

Kaiapoi 7630 known as Five<br />

Peaks Brew Co.<br />

The general nature of the<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted) under the<br />

licence is Tavern.<br />

The days on which and<br />

the hours during which<br />

alcohol is (or is intended to<br />

be) sold under the licence<br />

are On Licence =Sunday<br />

- Thursday 8.00am -<br />

11.00pm, Friday -Saturday<br />

8.00am -1.00am.<br />

Off Licence = Monday -<br />

Sunday 8:00am -10:00pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15 working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora<br />

or email to records@wmk.<br />

govt.nz.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than a matter specified in<br />

section 131 of the Sale and<br />

Supply Of Alcohol Act 2012.<br />

This is the first publication of<br />

this notice.<br />

2556521v1<br />

Qualified, experienced piano tuner<br />

and technician based in Rangiora.<br />

2556381<br />

PIANO TUNING |REPAIRS<br />

Phone 021 090 23036<br />

for any piano tuning, repairs,<br />

moving and sales.<br />

Kaiapoi Christadelphians<br />

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

THE HOPE OF THE<br />

RESURRECTION<br />

The Apostle Paul said to King Agrippa -”Why should<br />

it be thought athing incredible to you, that God should<br />

raise the dead?” And so it has been throughout<br />

history, and yet throughout the Bible, it’s message is<br />

clear, God IS able to raise the dead,(through witness<br />

accounts) and He has promised to do so at the return<br />

of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Earth. This talk gives<br />

evidence where this message can be found in the<br />

Bible, if we are willing to search out the matter.<br />

DVD presentation,<br />

Blue Skies Conference Room, Kaiapoi<br />

Sunday 19 th <strong>February</strong>, 7.00pm, All welcome<br />

Forinformation -phone 03 352 5453<br />

Website -christadelphianvideos<br />

2556686<br />

ABEL &Prestige Chimney<br />

Cleaning. Nth Cant owned<br />

& operated. Covering all<br />

areas from Waimak to Hanmer.<br />

Professional, guaranteed,<br />

service. Firebox<br />

repairs, carry most parts. Ph<br />

0800 661 244.<br />

ALL TREE SERVICES,<br />

arbour work, pruning, tree<br />

removal. Affordable &<br />

friendly service. Telephone<br />

021 111 4322.<br />

BRIAN’S Tree Services.<br />

Tree felling, topping,<br />

shaping, firewood cut, rubbish<br />

removed, stump grinding,<br />

branch chipping.<br />

Affordable rates. Phone 03<br />

327 5505 or 021 124 4894.<br />

BUILDERS Father &son<br />

team. Amac Builders are<br />

available to help you with<br />

your building needs. High<br />

standards, low overheads,<br />

no job too small. Check us<br />

out on fb. Amac Builders<br />

Ltd. Phone 027 318 4400.<br />

DIRTY TILES &Grout?<br />

Professional tile cleaning,<br />

tiled shower restoration,<br />

mouldy silcone, shower<br />

glass & we can even<br />

recolour your old grout!<br />

For all your tile and grout<br />

issues call Grout Pro for a<br />

free, no obligation quote.<br />

Ph Darryl 0800 882 772.<br />

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

DRESSMAKING Bev’s<br />

Sew Good Services. For all<br />

your alterations, repairs,<br />

dressmaking, curtains.<br />

Phone 327 5535.<br />

LAWN MAINTENANCE<br />

mowing, spraying,<br />

fertilizing, scarifier. Phone<br />

Hamish 027 349 7986.<br />

METAL WORX. Flashing,<br />

Sheetmetal Fabrication,<br />

Wrought Iron,<br />

Welding, Custom Trailers,<br />

General Metalwork. No job<br />

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

265 5428 or 03 314 6908.<br />

Find us on facebook/<br />

Glenmark Metal Worx.<br />

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

PAINT & wallpaper<br />

services. Wayne Bryant,<br />

exterior, interior. Qualified<br />

tradesman. Free quotes. Ph<br />

313 5337 or 027 654 4568.<br />

PAINTER. Qualified local<br />

professional, Int / Ext,<br />

roofs, wallpaper. Call or<br />

text Corban 027 846 5035.<br />

Trade &Services<br />

ARBORIST<br />

Copper Beech Tree<br />

Services. Tree removal,<br />

pruning, height reduction,<br />

hedge trimming, shaping,<br />

tree planting, firewood.<br />

Free quotes. Contact Angus<br />

Edwards 027 259 6741<br />

copperbeechtreeservices@gmail.com<br />

CHIMNEY SWEEPS.<br />

Time to service your fire.<br />

Accumulation of soot seriously<br />

affects performance.<br />

Latest rotary brush technology.<br />

Free moisture check<br />

on wood. Safety inspection.<br />

All work insured and guaranteed.<br />

From $80 single<br />

story. 0800 SWEEPME or<br />

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

POWER TOOLS repairs,<br />

parts &sales for over 40<br />

years. All main brands serviced.<br />

Grossman Trade<br />

Tools, 23 Watts Road,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 389 9230.<br />

SHEARER. Hap’s Farm &<br />

Lifestyle Services. Shearing,<br />

crutching, drenching,<br />

tailing, feet trimming &<br />

health check. Phone<br />

021-267-4025.<br />

ANTHONY SYMONDS<br />

Plastering &Painting<br />

Services<br />

Locals with 30 years<br />

experience<br />

All workmanship<br />

Guaranteed.<br />

Phone 021 344 023<br />

2502479<br />

Pride &Quality Painting<br />

&Decorating Services<br />

20 yrs exp, fast and friendly<br />

service. For all your painting<br />

needs, phone: Martin 310<br />

6187 or 021 128 9867<br />

Hay and<br />

Baleage<br />

making<br />

Conventional or<br />

round bales<br />

Full job or partjob<br />

2531832<br />

2362002<br />

Ph 0274 782 925<br />

or 313 7938<br />

027 2<strong>16</strong> 0000<br />

SEPTIC TANK<br />

CLEANING<br />

Bill’s Liquid<br />

Waste<br />

You dump it...<br />

Blair pumps it...<br />

Blair Tavendale<br />

Ph 03 314 9371<br />

0275 379-694<br />

2225862<br />

CRAIGS Trees<br />

(03) 327-4190<br />

TREE REMOVALS<br />

THINNING &PRUNING<br />

STUMPGRINDING<br />

FELLING &TOPPING<br />

FULLYINSURED<br />

QUALIFIED ARBORIST<br />

Free Quotes<br />

027 2299 454<br />

craigstrees@xtra.co.nz<br />

WINDOW TINTING<br />

tintawindow<br />

advanced film solutions<br />

99% uv block<br />

fade protection<br />

heat control<br />

reduce glare<br />

25 Years Experience<br />

SCREEN PRINTING.<br />

For all your printing<br />

requirements. T-shirts,<br />

Hoodies, Hi-Vis vests and<br />

polos, Overalls, Caps etc.<br />

Please phone Heather 03<br />

313 0261 or email heather.<br />

norstar@gmail.com.<br />

qualified.<br />

privacy films<br />

frosting designs<br />

non-darkening films<br />

Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films<br />

UV<br />

block<br />

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

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

2434390


Trusted Trades &<br />

Professional Services<br />

Guide<br />

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

Appliance Repairs<br />

Builder<br />

Butchery<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

•REGISTERED TECHNICIAN<br />

•AUTHORISEDLOCAL SERVICE<br />

F&P, Bosch, Smeg,<br />

Ariston,LG, Classique,Haier,<br />

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NORTHCANTERBURY APPLIANCESERVICES<br />

Rangiora: 03 313 4420 Kaiapoi: 03 327 3810<br />

Construction &Concrete<br />

2332343v2<br />

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• Repairs and Maintenance<br />

2549049<br />

Ring Mark 027 229 7310<br />

for afree quote<br />

www.longsilverconstruction.com<br />

Glass Services<br />

OxfordButchery<br />

Shane Frahm<br />

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FourGenerations of Frahms<br />

since 1957<br />

Ph 312 4205<br />

Oxford<br />

Engineering<br />

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old-fashioned bacon<br />

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A/H 021 269 1817<br />

2227889v3<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

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Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

All Construction & Concrete Work<br />

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•Bridges and Culverts<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 />

Retrofit Double Glazing<br />

ReplacementWindows<br />

Frameless Showers<br />

Splashbacks<br />

Balustrades<br />

Mirrors<br />

SecurityDoors<br />

WindowMaintenance<br />

1High Street, Rangiora | 03 313 1733<br />

leah.stewart@hagley.co.nz<br />

2533705<br />

2269236<br />

For your Engineering needs<br />

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

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

toppeng@xtra.co.nz<br />

Kitchen Designer<br />

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Certified Kitchen designer<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

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HOURS<br />

8.30am -12noon<br />

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AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

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phone (03) 310-3044<br />

Fencing<br />

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FENCING CONTRACTOR<br />

Specialising in<br />

• Farm Fencing • Stock Yards<br />

• Post Driving<br />

Ph: Rangiora 03 312 8866<br />

Mobile: 027 213 <strong>16</strong>34<br />

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Ltd<br />

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fixing &stopping<br />

Cornice<br />

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stippled ceilings<br />

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027 438 0665<br />

Landscaping<br />

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

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

Phone Jeremy 021 <strong>16</strong>9 9394<br />

www.blackhill.co.nz<br />

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd<br />

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Irrigation &Filtration<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

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Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

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From cost effective kitchens to<br />

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CAP 65<br />

CAP 40<br />

CAP 20<br />

Shingle<br />

SHINGLE SUPPLIES<br />

Quarry Prices<br />

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from $40 per cube<br />

Phone Paula Humphreys<br />

027 239 5186<br />

paulahdesign@gmail.com<br />

www.paulahdesign.com<br />

from $23 per cube<br />

from $25 per cube<br />

from $30 per cube<br />

all +gst<br />

Plus all excavation and truck hire<br />

house excavations, driveways, subdivisions<br />

CONTRACTING<br />

Ph: KEN 027 201 3302<br />

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

2009594<br />

2556117<br />

Panel &Paint<br />

If it stands still<br />

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will paint it<br />

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booth<br />

•Full Paint&Panel<br />

Service<br />

•Insurance Work<br />

•Fullcoachbuilding<br />

service, fabricating<br />

doors,lockers,windows,tanks<br />

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Trucks, Tractors&Cars<br />

Now moved to 8Seven Mile Drive, Belfast<br />

Phone (03) 323 4115<br />

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Hours Monday to Friday<br />

6.30am to 3.30pm except Friday 3pm<br />

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• Timber & Aluminium<br />

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

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

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2020 Toyota Yaris GX<br />

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2017 Toyota Vitz Hybrid<br />

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$<br />

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2017 Toyota Vitz Hybrid<br />

•1.5LPetrolHybridAuto<br />

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$<br />

20,995<br />

2018 Corolla GX hatchback<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Satnav,<br />

•5-Star Safety, Alloys, Camera<br />

•75,066kms<br />

$<br />

22,995<br />

2019 Toyota C-HR Hybrid<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybrid, Alloys<br />

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2019 CorollaGXBlack<br />

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•2.0L PetrolAuto, Alloys, Satnav,<br />

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2007 Suzuki GrandVitara<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto<br />

•Camera, NZ new,Alloys,<br />

•94,457kms<br />

$<br />

12,995<br />

2019 CorollaGXHybrid<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybridAuto<br />

•NZNew,Satnav,Bluetooth<br />

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$<br />

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2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybrid; Leather<br />

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•Only 55,600km<br />

$<br />

34,995<br />

2021 Corolla GX Hatchback<br />

•2.0L Petrol Auto, Alloys, Camera<br />

•Satnav,5-StarSafety<br />

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$<br />

31,995<br />

2019 CamryGXHybrid<br />

•2.5LHybrid Petrol, 5-Star Safety<br />

•AlloysCamera,4.7L/100kms<br />

•Only 43,830kms<br />

$<br />

36,9955<br />

20<strong>16</strong> Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Camera<br />

•Keyless, 5-Star Safety<br />

•91,900kms<br />

WAS$31,995<br />

$<br />

25,995,<br />

2019 CamryGXHybrid<br />

•2.5LPetrolHybrid, Camera<br />

•Bluetooth, 4.7L/100km<br />

•Only 44,700kms<br />

$<br />

36,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrol8-Speed Auto<br />

•5-Star Safety, Satnav, Bluetooth<br />

•Only 48,350kms<br />

$<br />

42,995<br />

2022 Rav4 Limited Hybrid<br />

•2.5LPetrolHybridAWD,Leather,Sunroof<br />

•5-Star safety, 5.3L/100kms,<br />

•Only14,700kms<br />

$<br />

63,995<br />

2017 Rav4 GXLAWD<br />

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Satnav<br />

•5Star Safety,Keyless<br />

•Only 51,250km<br />

$<br />

28,995<br />

2019 Toyota Fortuner GXL<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, 4WD<br />

•7-Seater,Satnav,Camera<br />

•Only 26,100kms<br />

$<br />

47,995<br />

2018 Highlander GXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Leather<br />

•7seater, 5-star safety, Satnav,Camera<br />

•91,900kms<br />

$<br />

37,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrol8-Speed Auto, ClimateAir<br />

•Camera, Satnav,5-Star Safety<br />

•Only 30,450km<br />

$<br />

42,995<br />

20<strong>16</strong> HighlanderGXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Leather 7-Seater<br />

•Camera, Roof Rack,Towbar<br />

•Only 72,500kms<br />

WAS$39,995<br />

$<br />

37,995<br />

2018 HighlanderGXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Leather<br />

•7seater, 5-star safety, Satnav, Camera<br />

•94,000kms<br />

$<br />

37,995<br />

2018 Highlander GXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Leather 7-Seater,<br />

•5-starSafety, Satnav, Camera<br />

•77,400kms<br />

$<br />

38,995<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 Cruiser 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Auto<br />

•Leather 5-StarSafety, Satnav, Camera<br />

•59,300kms<br />

$<br />

52,995<br />

2019 LandCruiser PradoVX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, 7-Seater, Leather<br />

•360 camera,5-StarSafety<br />

•Only 42,600kms<br />

$<br />

71,995<br />

2022 HiluxSR5 Cruiser2WD<br />

•150Kw 2.8LTurbo Diesel, Leather<br />

•5-Star Safety, 360Camera<br />

•Only 10,750kms<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Alloys<br />

•Camera, Satnav, Keyless<br />

•Only 54,850kms<br />

2020 LexusLX450D<br />

•4.5LTwinTurbo Diesel V8; Leather<br />

•5-Seater,5-Star Safety, Well Spec’d<br />

•Only28,500kms<br />

$<br />

52,995 $<br />

51,995<br />

$<br />

149,995<br />

2015Ford RangerXLT<br />

•3.2LTurbo Diesel Auto, 2WD<br />

•Alloys, Bluetooth, Tonneau<br />

•Rear Sensors<br />

$<br />

27,500<br />

2018 Toyota Hiace<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, 6-Seater<br />

•Fold up Second Row<br />

•Only 68,550kms<br />

$<br />

41,995<br />

2017 LandCruiserPrado TX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, 7-Seater<br />

•Leather,Keyless,Camera<br />

•Only 37,150kms<br />

WAS$63,995<br />

$ NOW 59,995<br />

2017 LandCruiserVX200<br />

•4.5LTwinTurbo Diesel, Facelift Model<br />

•Satnav,360 Camera, Leather 8-Seater<br />

•104,200kms<br />

$<br />

97,995<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•Facelift Model,Satnav,5-Star Safety<br />

•Only 37,850kms<br />

WAS$52,995<br />

$<br />

51,995<br />

2021 Daihatsu Hijet<br />

Dump Truck<br />

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•Only 100kms<br />

$<br />

31,995<br />

2018 Hilux SR 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, 6-Speed Manual<br />

•Tonneau,Camera<br />

•Only61,000kms<br />

WAS$46,995<br />

$<br />

44,995<br />

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