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Thursday,<strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>,<strong>2023</strong> | Issue1043 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

We will remember them<br />

Landmark ... The street signs that prompted astreet party.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Coronation party<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Neighbours on King and<br />

Charles Streets, Rangiora,<br />

will party on Saturday, May 6.<br />

The celebration is in<br />

recognition of the new King,<br />

Charles III and his wife<br />

Camilla, being crowned King<br />

and Queen of the United<br />

Kingdom and other<br />

Commonwealth realms, at<br />

Westminister Abbey in<br />

London.<br />

There will be tables laden<br />

with scones and cupcakes,<br />

barbecues, apiper, acard for<br />

the King and Queen featuring<br />

the street names Charles and<br />

King, and aCoronation Cake.<br />

While there will be plenty<br />

of pomp and ceremony, an<br />

organiser, Sam Fisher, says<br />

the street affair is aimed at<br />

having fun, introducing<br />

residents of the<br />

neighbourhood to each other,<br />

acknowledging society as it<br />

emerges from adifficult and<br />

divisive time in history due to<br />

the Covid­19 pandemic, and<br />

giving Rangiora agood vibe<br />

and good publicity.<br />

But above all, it is<br />

acknowledging the new head<br />

of state.<br />

Sam says you don’t have to<br />

be aroyalist to join in.<br />

‘‘This is acommunity meet<br />

up event and at least one<br />

organiser would rather not<br />

have Kings and Queens, but<br />

there has been significant<br />

social change.<br />

‘‘We have anew head of<br />

state, and this is an excuse for<br />

aparty,’’ he says.<br />

And where better in the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> township<br />

than where King and Charles<br />

Streets intersect.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

Silent tribute ... Ahuge crowd turned out to pay their respects to the fallen at aDawn Service in Kaiapoi on<br />

Anzac Day, <strong>April</strong> 25. The service was one of many throughout <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> where crowds attended<br />

services in Memorial Halls, and at Cenotaphs, in large and small towns. More photos pages 18 and 19.<br />

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What’s there ... Keen crafts people sort through the free offerings at the Waimakariri Stash Swap in Rangiora.<br />

Paradise for keen crafts people<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Bits and bobbins, needles and threads,<br />

materials and patterns were all waiting<br />

to be discovered at the third<br />

Waimakariri Stash Swap on Saturday.<br />

Held at the Rangiora Library, the<br />

Waimakariri Stash Swap proved avery<br />

popular event with hundreds packing<br />

one of the galleries at the library in<br />

search of afree bargain.<br />

Waimakariri Libraries community<br />

connections co­ordinator Anna Patersen<br />

said it was the first time they had hosted<br />

the event in Rangiora.<br />

‘‘It has been held in Kaiapoi twice<br />

before and we decided to hold it here to<br />

gauge the response.’’<br />

She says people were queueing up<br />

prior to its opening, keen to browse for<br />

new treasures and find ahome for all<br />

the unwanted craft supplies donated to<br />

the swap.<br />

‘‘Staff here were busy from Thursday<br />

sorting and arranging the piles of<br />

unwanted fabrics, haberdashery,<br />

buttons, wool, lace, sewing patterns,<br />

craft books, paints, brushes, zips,<br />

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Plenty to choose from ... Keen knitters Sharon Grant (left) and Chris Hodge, of Pegasus,<br />

sort through the free offerings at the Waimakariri Stash Swap held in Rangiora.<br />

needles, card and stamps donated.<br />

She says many of the free items came<br />

from estate clearances.<br />

‘‘A lot of families who donated stuff<br />

said they were looking for away to clear<br />

out their loved one’s craft collections.’’<br />

Street party idea grew in neighbourhood<br />

From Page 1<br />

Sam says the idea has grown since he<br />

firstmootedastreet partytoafewofhis<br />

neighbours as agreatway to get to know<br />

each other.<br />

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it has grown, he says.<br />

The group is catering for 80,and its<br />

hopedeveryonewill get into the swing of<br />

the occasionand dressup, and enjoy.<br />

Rangiora Bakeryand Rangiora Mitre<br />

10 have come on board, to helpmake it<br />

happen, alongwith New World<br />

Rangiora.<br />

The involvement of Waimakariri<br />

Districtcouncillor Brent Cairns has also<br />

assisted in seeing pastthe red tape<br />

involved in aroad closure.<br />

Anew Waka Kotahi rulefor ‘‘Play<br />

Street’’ community eventswill allow the<br />

partial closureofCharlesStreet, from<br />

11am till 4pm betweenBush and King<br />

Streets.<br />

‘‘It would have been impossible<br />

otherwisedue to the procedures<br />

involved in aroad closure.<br />

‘‘It would have been too costly, and full<br />

of red tape,’’ says Sam.<br />

‘‘We will,however, need cars off the<br />

streetinthe area for theday,’’hesays.<br />

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Volunteer injured in burglary<br />

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Aduty volunteer endedupin hospital<br />

with ahead injurywhen the CustToy<br />

Library was burgled last Monday.<br />

All for the sake of a$50 cashfloat in an<br />

ice cream container.<br />

The incidentalso left ausuallylaidback<br />

little village feeling distinctly<br />

rattled.<br />

Locals are mystifying why anyone<br />

wouldbother to target acommunityoriented,<br />

volunteer­operated children’s<br />

operation, just after 9am on aMonday<br />

morning.<br />

As one local said: ‘‘$50 won’t get you<br />

drugs; it will hardlyget you apacket of<br />

cigarettes.’’<br />

Unfortunately, as aresultofthe<br />

aggravatedassaultthere willnow always<br />

be two volunteers on duty at all times,<br />

and allfuture transactions willbecashfree.<br />

The toy library willalso be limitingits<br />

hours to Saturday mornings only.<br />

There aren’tenough handsavailable<br />

to do Mondaysaswell.<br />

Lindsay Tallott,secretary of the Cust<br />

Toy LibraryCommittee, says the<br />

volunteer organisation serves <strong>27</strong> families<br />

and atotal of 42 children.<br />

‘‘Members pay an annualmembership<br />

fee of $40,and then we hireout toys for<br />

avery small fee,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘Weeven have morethan 150 toys that<br />

are free to rent, including all puzzles and<br />

games,due to their educational value.’’<br />

The committee relies solelyonateam<br />

of five volunteers to keep the toy library<br />

running.<br />

‘‘We’remore than happy to do it this<br />

way,because it’s such awonderful<br />

resource for our families and our<br />

community,’’ she says.<br />

An increasing number of young<br />

families are movingtothe Cust area,<br />

hence the openingin2015 of the Cust<br />

Preschool.<br />

The Cust/West Eyreton Playcentre has<br />

alsorecently attractedpositive ERO<br />

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Vandalism spoils QM visitor experience<br />

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Recent damage to the gates on Jacks<br />

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‘‘When enjoying and using the<br />

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Autumn is agreat time to enjoy the<br />

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The historic reserve extends over five<br />

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It is also home to arange of exotic and<br />

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of seasonal reds, browns and oranges.<br />

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Autumn colours ... Vandalism is spoiling the vista for visitors and locals enjoying the<br />

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‘‘Visitors and locals alike walked<br />

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Winners ... Members of the under­16 Allstars team reacting to being crowned the top display marching team at<br />

the New Zealand championships.<br />

PHOTO: RAEWYN MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Marching off to Australia<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Australia beckonsfor the Under­16<br />

Waimakariri­ based Allstars<br />

marching team.<br />

The team recentlytook out<br />

nationaldisplay honours at the<br />

New Zealand championships.<br />

CoachJulia Bellettsays the<br />

team's goal on entering the recent<br />

New Zealand Championshipswas<br />

to place in the top six.<br />

‘‘Theteam were overwhelmed,<br />

and shocked to be placed<br />

championdisplay team, and it took<br />

awee minute to let it all sinkin.’’<br />

Co­coaches Bellett and Maria<br />

Manihera knew the girls had the<br />

“fight to win” in them, but with the<br />

standard beingexceptionally high<br />

didn’t expect them to be named<br />

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‘‘It was avery emotional timefor<br />

us all, with the nationals being<br />

cancelledthe previous season due<br />

to Covid, it was fantastic to get our<br />

girlsout there and perform.’’<br />

Bellett says the girls of the<br />

Allstars u16 marching team are<br />

having ashort break now,but will<br />

soon resume training at the end of<br />

May.<br />

‘‘As national champions, they<br />

have been selected to represent<br />

NZ at the inaugural Australia and<br />

New Zealand DrillDance<br />

Marching Tattootobeheld on the<br />

Gold Coast in July.’’<br />

She saysthey have been actively<br />

fundraising at lots of local events to<br />

get the teamthere andcannot wait<br />

to perform.<br />

‘‘Some of our girls(ranging in<br />

age from 13 ­17 years) havenever<br />

been on aplane,let alone out of the<br />

country, so it will be an awesome<br />

experiencefor them, and<br />

something they willnever forget.’’<br />

Allstars are now recruitingmore<br />

girlstojoin theirranksand march<br />

alongside theiru16 team for the<br />

coming season.<br />

Bellett says starting in June the<br />

teamswill practise at the<br />

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4.30pm to 6pm.<br />

Competitions are heldintown at<br />

Nunweek ParkstartinginOctober.<br />

‘‘No experience is needed, we<br />

teachyou everything you need to<br />

know.Wealso provideall gear<br />

including the famous white boot.’’<br />

Allstars also have an open (noncompetitive)<br />

teamfor girls ranging<br />

in age from 4to8years, and an<br />

under12team. For information go<br />

to their Facebookpage,oremail<br />

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com.<br />

Westend toilets<br />

to be replaced<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Kaikōura’s Westend toilets<br />

are set to be replaced,<br />

thanks to the government’s<br />

‘‘Better Off’’ funding.<br />

Replacing the toilets in<br />

Kaikōura’s town centre is<br />

the largest project<br />

accepted for funding as<br />

part of the Kaikōura<br />

District Council’s $1.55<br />

million share of tranche<br />

one funding.<br />

Chief executive Will<br />

Doughty says the council<br />

has nominated 12 projects,<br />

including amix of direct<br />

grants to local<br />

organisations and some<br />

council­led projects.<br />

The council is looking at<br />

the design and tendering<br />

process as it prepares for<br />

an $800,000 upgrade of the<br />

Westend toilets.<br />

‘‘They are continuing to<br />

give us problems from a<br />

property and maintenance<br />

point of view, so it will be<br />

good to get that one out of<br />

the way.’’<br />

Mr Doughty says the<br />

council is planning to tidy<br />

up the whole area,<br />

including the amphitheatre<br />

and afootbridge bridge<br />

over Lyell Stream, along<br />

with the toilets.<br />

But he says the<br />

government’s decision to<br />

withdraw the second<br />

tranche funding, which<br />

would have been $4.66<br />

million for Kaikōura,<br />

would cause arethink to<br />

some of its other tranche<br />

one projects.<br />

‘‘Most of these are<br />

standalone projects that<br />

can still be achieved within<br />

the funding envelope.<br />

‘‘A couple of the projects<br />

were feasibility studies<br />

with aview that anything<br />

which came out of it, we<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Cat bylaw called to combat feral epidemic<br />

5<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Rangiora cat rescue volunteers are<br />

calling for acat bylaw to combat the<br />

region’s feral cat epidemic.<br />

Karen Wilkes, founder of cat rescue<br />

organisation Kitty Kingdom <strong>Canterbury</strong>,<br />

and Tina Hartley are calling for abylaw<br />

requiring owners to get their cat<br />

desexed and microchipped.<br />

The pair recently met with<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon and<br />

cited similar bylaws already adopted by<br />

the Selwyn District Council and the<br />

Wellington City Council.<br />

The issue came to ahead recently<br />

when acat was found injured after being<br />

caught in agin trap —normally used for<br />

catching possums —incentral<br />

Rangiora.<br />

‘‘We got the call about this cat which<br />

people had been feeding over the last<br />

few years,’’ Ms Wilkes said.<br />

‘‘If he had been microchipped he<br />

probably wouldn’t have been walking<br />

the streets as astray for so long.’’<br />

But this was just the tip of the iceberg,<br />

as there were numerous instances of<br />

cats being dumped near rivers and in<br />

rural areas.<br />

‘‘People are just dumping cats and<br />

leaving them,’’ Ms Hartley said.<br />

‘‘And if people dump them at the<br />

Ashley River they will harm the birdlife<br />

because they need food.<br />

‘‘What Karen is trying to do is trap<br />

them, and then get them desexed, and<br />

rehomed, so we can stop this population<br />

explosion.’’<br />

Ms Wilkes said one female cat could<br />

have four or five litters of kittens in a<br />

year, with up to five kittens in alitter, if<br />

she was not desexed.<br />

Over eight years more than two<br />

million descendants could be bred from<br />

one female cat, she said.<br />

‘‘People are already threatening to<br />

poison or harm cats and some are<br />

already doing it, so something needs to<br />

be done.’’<br />

Mr Gordon said he was looking into<br />

the Selwyn bylaw and had written to the<br />

appropriate government minister.<br />

He said it would be difficult to enforce<br />

abylaw.<br />

‘‘I think in order for abylaw like that<br />

to be successful it probably needs to be<br />

adopted by all councils in the region.<br />

‘‘This is to stop litters being born in<br />

Christchurch, where there is no bylaw,<br />

and being driven into rural areas to be<br />

dumped.’’<br />

Kittens could be desexed at 10 weeks<br />

or when they reached one kilogram in<br />

weight.<br />

They could be microchipped at the<br />

same time.<br />

Ms Wilkes called for anational<br />

database of microchipped cats to be<br />

developed.<br />

‘‘I’m always scanning rescued cats and<br />

hoping, ‘please let it be chipped’.’’<br />

She was applying for grants to help<br />

people to get their pets desexed.<br />

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6 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Threat to democracy<br />

Democracy in New Zealand is being<br />

challenged from within.<br />

And those who fought and died to<br />

protect our freedom would never have<br />

believed that the biggest threat to our<br />

democracy is not aforeign power, but<br />

our very own government.<br />

The Three Waters rebranding is a<br />

strategy aimed at diverting attention<br />

from the true intent of the policy, and<br />

reducing the intensity of the ongoing<br />

debate.<br />

The hapless Kieran McAnulty, whose<br />

honesty was awelcome change on<br />

TVNZ's Q&Aprogramme, has conceded<br />

that the Three Waters reform moved<br />

away from aone­person, one­vote sense<br />

of democracy.<br />

Mr McAnulty went on to say that the<br />

Treaty of Waitangi required<br />

antidemocratic representation.<br />

Well, this will be news to most of us<br />

given that article three of the Treaty<br />

states:<br />

In consideration thereof, Her Majesty<br />

the Queen of England extends to the<br />

Natives of New Zealand Her royal<br />

protection and imparts to them all the<br />

Rights and Privileges of British Subjects.<br />

For the avoidance of doubt, the<br />

Waitangi Tribunal, who are not known<br />

for their conservatism, state the<br />

meaning of article three as:<br />

In Article 3, the Crown promised to<br />

Māori the benefits of royal protection and<br />

full citizenship.<br />

This text emphasises equality.<br />

Clearly, the Treaty of Waitangi does<br />

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not require any antidemocratic<br />

representation, in fact, it is to the<br />

contrary: it guarantees equal citizenship<br />

and by default, one person, one vote, and<br />

each vote of the same value.<br />

Mr McAnulty went on to claim that<br />

their reform is the only way to achieve<br />

cost savings! Just how cost savings can be<br />

achieved, given that the reservoirs,<br />

pipes, and treatment plants cannot be<br />

aggregated, is amystery.<br />

He also claimed that the only way to<br />

achieve balance sheet separation for<br />

infrastructure is with its plan.<br />

This is errant nonsense and another<br />

attempt at distraction.<br />

There is no doubt that some councils<br />

have managed their infrastructure very<br />

badly.<br />

Wellington City Council, for one, is a<br />

great example. They have for many years<br />

spent ratepayers' money on vanity<br />

projects and neglected vital<br />

infrastructure.<br />

Is Mr McAnulty saying then, that with<br />

their plan, ratepayers whose councils<br />

have managed their infrastructure<br />

wisely should have to pay to fix the likes<br />

of Wellington's mess?<br />

All that aside, what must be stopped is<br />

the potential loss of democracy!<br />

If the Labour Party want to ignore the<br />

equal citizenship provision in the Treaty<br />

of Waitangi, and base voting rights on<br />

ethnicity, then they should put it to the<br />

people in areferendum.<br />

Iwill fight for democracy, and one<br />

person, one vote. Will you?<br />

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KAIKŌURA VIEWS<br />

MAYOR CRAIG MACKLE<br />

Rebrand of Three<br />

Waters disappointing<br />

Three Waters reform received a<br />

rebrandinthe lastfew weeks to<br />

becomeAffordable Water Reforms.<br />

For me it wasdisappointing thatthe<br />

changes didn’t go further.<br />

The move fromfour entities to 10 may<br />

givesmall councils like ours abigger<br />

voice.<br />

However, we’re not so sure that this<br />

new model can deliverthe costsavings<br />

to the community promisedbythe<br />

reforms.<br />

They’ve alsoscrapped $4.55m of<br />

Tranche2Betteroff funding that was<br />

on the table for us in July2024.<br />

We hadn’t committed to takingit, but<br />

now don’t havethat option.<br />

Moredisappointing is that it didn’t<br />

addressthe ownership issueofthree<br />

waters assets.<br />

As aCouncil, we willremain an<br />

active memberofthe Communities4<br />

Local Democracygroupand will<br />

continue to lobby forfurther change.<br />

Thiswilllikelybecomeanelection<br />

issue as the reform does not havecross<br />

party support.<br />

Council continue to workonbudgets<br />

for the AnnualPlanand we arepleased<br />

withhow the budgets arelooking.<br />

Despiteinflation being around 7<br />

percent, at this stage we may be able to<br />

keepthe rates risetoaround 5%.<br />

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RANGIORA OCEAN WATCH<br />

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S<br />

and will be in the lower levelofrates<br />

increasesacrossNew Zealand.<br />

At this stage,weare stickingtoyear3<br />

of the LTP with no major changes.<br />

As thereare no optionsfor the<br />

community to feedback on,weare not<br />

planning to do aformal consultation<br />

thisyear.<br />

It wasfantastic to seethe new St<br />

Johns building formally openedthis<br />

week.<br />

It is agreat facilitywhichwas along<br />

timeinthemaking.<br />

Welldonetoall those involved with<br />

the project.<br />

We now have four of ourfirst<br />

responders alllocated within astone’s<br />

throw of each other,and threewith<br />

relatively new facilities.<br />

The annual adventure race continues<br />

to go fromstrengthtostrengthwith<br />

over700 hundred competitors this year<br />

in allthe categories.<br />

No doubt therewere some pretty sore<br />

bodies the nextday, but therewere<br />

plenty of smilesnot to mention mudon<br />

the day.<br />

Finallywinter is nearly hereand we<br />

haveAnzacDay approaching.<br />

It is agoodtime to takeamoment to<br />

pause andreflect.<br />

There are alot of people out there<br />

who are struggling forone reasonor<br />

another, so look outfor eachother.<br />

Fire safety urged by FENZ as winter temperatures arrive<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

As thetemperature drops in New<br />

Zealand as winter approaches, people<br />

are being asked to be vigilant when<br />

they light theirfires, turnontheir<br />

heaters,electricblankets and clothes<br />

driers.<br />

Householdsduringthe colder<br />

monthsare 29 percent more likely to<br />

have fires.<br />

Fire and Emergency NewZealand<br />

(FENZ)has begunit’sWinterFire<br />

SafetyCampaign in an endeavour to<br />

makepeople aware of the dangers of<br />

notgettingtheir chimney’scleaned<br />

annually, or inspecting their electric<br />

blanketstoensuretheirare no hot<br />

spots, or that lint hasn’t built up in<br />

their driers.<br />

Their were426 firesfrom Juneto<br />

August over the past five years due to<br />

not cleaning chimney or ensuring a<br />

drier wasworking efficiently.<br />

Afurther248 fires were due to the<br />

heat source beingtooclose to<br />

combustibles, and 210 becauseashes,<br />

embersorcigarettes weredisposed of<br />

carelessly.<br />

FENZ Community Risk Manager<br />

Dean Harkersays itsimportantpeople<br />

arevigilant, andprotectthemselves,<br />

their family andtheir home from fires.<br />

‘‘Weattendasignificantnumber of<br />

house firesoverthe winter monthsthat<br />

arecausedbyheaters,dryers,<br />

fireplaces andelectric blankets,allof<br />

which could be prevented.<br />

❛Alot of the things we are<br />

asking people to do this winter<br />

are pretty easy. So, stay<br />

vigilant and keep yourself safe,<br />

warm and dry ❜<br />

—FENZ Community RiskManagerDean Harker<br />

‘‘Fire andEmergency recommends<br />

that you keepeverything at least one<br />

metreawayfromheatersand<br />

fireplaces.Ifyoudohaveafireplace, it<br />

is agoodidea to getyourchimney<br />

swept before the start of winter.’’<br />

‘‘For those people getting their<br />

electric blankets out of the cupboard,<br />

andontotheirbeds,itisespecially<br />

importanttocheckfor hotspots.<br />

‘‘Werecommendpeople puttheir<br />

electric blankets onhighfor 15<br />

minutes, switchthemoff,andthen<br />

checkfor anyhotspots,’’Deansays.<br />

‘‘If youdo feelany hotspots oryour<br />

electric blanket is over five yearsold, it<br />

is timetoreplaceit.’’<br />

Peoplewithclothesdriersshould<br />

also be vigilant inmakingsure they<br />

clean out the lint after every cycle.<br />

When there is excesslint in thedrierit<br />

can getveryhot and result in afire.<br />

‘‘Alot of the things we areasking<br />

people to do this winter are pretty<br />

easy. So, stay vigilant and keep<br />

yourself safe, warm and dry.’’<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

E1.1 m SE 0.9 m SE 1.1 m E0.9 m E0.7 m E1.0 m E1.1 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 10:28am 2.1 4:16am 0.8 11:16am 2.1 5:07am 0.8<br />

5:56am 0.8 12:21am 2.2 6:41am 0.8 1:07am 2.2 7:24am 0.8 1:52am 2.2 8:05am 0.7 2:35am 2.2 8:46am 0.7<br />

Mouth<br />

10:45pm 2.2 4:30pm 0.8 11:33pm 2.2 5:20pm 0.8 12:03pm 2.1 6:09pm 0.8 12:49pm 2.1 6:56pm 0.8 1:34pm 2.1 7:42pm 0.8 2:17pm 2.2 8:28pm 0.8 3:00pm 2.2 9:13pm 0.7<br />

Amberley 10:28am 2.1 4:16am 0.8 11:16am 2.1 5:07am 0.8<br />

5:56am 0.8 12:21am 2.2 6:41am 0.8 1:07am 2.2 7:24am 0.8 1:52am 2.2 8:05am 0.7 2:35am 2.2 8:46am 0.7<br />

Beach<br />

10:45pm 2.2 4:30pm 0.8 11:33pm 2.2 5:20pm 0.8 12:03pm 2.1 6:09pm 0.8 12:49pm 2.1 6:56pm 0.8 1:34pm 2.1 7:42pm 0.8 2:17pm 2.2 8:28pm 0.8 3:00pm 2.2 9:13pm 0.7<br />

10:37am 2.1 4:25am 0.8 11:25am 2.1 5:16am 0.8<br />

6:05am 0.8 12:30am 2.2 6:50am 0.8 1:16am 2.2 7:33am 0.8 2:01am 2.2 8:14am 0.7 2:44am 2.2 8:55am 0.7<br />

Motunau 10:54pm 2.2 4:39pm 0.8 11:42pm 2.2 5:29pm 0.8 12:12pm 2.1 6:18pm 0.8 12:58pm 2.1 7:05pm 0.8 1:43pm 2.1 7:51pm 0.8 2:26pm 2.2 8:37pm 0.8 3:09pm 2.2 9:22pm 0.7<br />

10:39am 2.1 4:<strong>27</strong>am 0.8 11:<strong>27</strong>am 2.1 5:18am 0.8<br />

6:07am 0.8 12:32am 2.2 6:52am 0.8 1:18am 2.2 7:35am 0.8 2:03am 2.2 8:16am 0.7 2:46am 2.2 8:57am 0.7<br />

Gore Bay 10:56pm 2.2 4:41pm 0.8 11:44pm 2.2 5:31pm 0.8 12:14pm 2.1 6:20pm 0.8 1:00pm 2.1 7:07pm 0.8 1:45pm 2.1 7:53pm 0.8 2:28pm 2.2 8:39pm 0.8 3:11pm 2.2 9:24pm 0.7<br />

10:40am 1.4 4:31am 0.4 11:26am 1.4 5:19am 0.4<br />

6:04am 0.4 12:29am 1.5 6:47am 0.4 1:13am 1.5 7:28am 0.4 1:56am 1.5 8:08am 0.4 2:39am 1.5 8:49am 0.4<br />

Kaikoura 10:55pm 1.5 4:39pm 0.4 11:43pm 1.5 5:26pm 0.4 12:11pm 1.4 6:13pm 0.4 12:55pm 1.4 7:00pm 0.4 1:37pm 1.4 7:45pm 0.4 2:20pm 1.4 8:30pm 0.4 3:03pm 1.5 9:15pm 0.4<br />

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

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some large willow trees.<br />

‘‘We want to protect the<br />

biodiversity and have been<br />

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the last few years,’’ Shaun said.<br />

‘‘We’re not sure if there’s enough<br />

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‘‘Once we know how much water<br />

and how big the wetted area will<br />

be, we can get the fencing done.<br />

‘‘There was also afield day held<br />

on the farm last year and fellow<br />

farmers came up with afew<br />

suggestions around moving the<br />

water around the area.<br />

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haybales in to encourage the<br />

water to meander and make sure<br />

the water doesn’t flow straight<br />

through.’’<br />

Some water may be introduced<br />

from anearby drain, sothe<br />

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they will need aresource consent.<br />

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take abit longer and cost usabit<br />

more to do so, but we’d rather<br />

do it once and do it right,’’ Shaun<br />

said.<br />

‘‘If we and other farmers don’t<br />

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‘‘Often farmers think it’s simply a<br />

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‘‘After wefence the area off with<br />

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‘‘Another benefit of the wetland<br />

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Truckies enjoy abreak from the road<br />

9<br />

BY JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Truckies got apleasant surprise last<br />

Thursday when they were pulled over at<br />

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option of either continuing on their way,<br />

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excavator on his Mack truck and trailer<br />

unit.<br />

NZI community risk advocate Gary<br />

Rennie says the company had brought<br />

their successful <strong>North</strong> Island rest stop<br />

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‘‘Fatigue is amajor cause of road<br />

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truckers, to give them achance to<br />

recharge and refresh before the next leg<br />

of their journey with complimentary<br />

barista coffee, fresh fruit and sausages.’’<br />

He says it couldn’t have gone any<br />

better, with many drivers electing to<br />

take ashort break at the Truckie Rest<br />

Stop for abite to eat, aquick health<br />

check, and chat with some of NZI’s Fleet<br />

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cabs with arms loaded with food and<br />

Good grub ... Driver Kerry Hobson digs<br />

into asausage at the NZI Truckie Rest Stop<br />

held at the Glasnevin Weigh Station on SH<br />

1north of Amberley.<br />

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drinks kindly supplied by Satisfy Food<br />

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freebies as well.’’<br />

Helping out alongside NZI risk<br />

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12 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

13<br />

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Last year hundreds turnedupinthe<br />

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‘‘Last yeartherewere acouple of entries<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

15<br />

Animals keep Jennifer moving<br />

BY RACHEL MACDONALD<br />

If you ask 92­year­old Jennifer<br />

Howard what keepsher going,<br />

she has no hesitation in her<br />

answer.<br />

Her animalsgive her the<br />

energy to get moving every day.<br />

First, when you enterthe<br />

gate,there’s eight­year­old<br />

Millie. She’s the doorbell.<br />

‘‘Herfather was aSydney<br />

silky. Hermum was ayoung,<br />

and very ignorant,foxie,’’says<br />

Jennifer.<br />

Then there’sPuss, the<br />

rescue cat, found in arubbish<br />

skip,who has agimpy foot.<br />

Thereare also around 32<br />

pigeons.<br />

They decorate the<br />

powerlines outside her home<br />

in Cust –the ones withblack<br />

feathers are new introduced<br />

tumblers, to replace the ones<br />

the rats recentlychased off.<br />

Finally,thereare her three<br />

alpacas, who comeupfrom the<br />

bottom paddock for dinner,<br />

when they’re called, every<br />

evening.<br />

Firstand foremost in<br />

Jennifer’s life, though, have<br />

been horses.<br />

She grewupwith themin<br />

Scotland, where she was homeschooled,with<br />

four or five girls<br />

who cametostaythrough the<br />

termstoshare the tutor, while<br />

her parents helped<br />

rehabilitate soldiersafter the<br />

war.<br />

Teacherswere in short<br />

supply post­war,soJennifer<br />

went on to teach.<br />

‘‘I hated it. Ididn’t know<br />

what to do with the boys in that<br />

At home ... Jennifer, Millie and Puss.<br />

school. Happily,Icaught<br />

chickenpox fromthemand<br />

couldn’t go back for thelast<br />

term.’’<br />

By then,she had been<br />

offeredajob to lookafter a<br />

string of Argentine polo ponies<br />

in England.<br />

‘‘Itwas the year before the<br />

coronation, andPrince Philip<br />

was coming to the stables. It<br />

was then that Igot involved in<br />

the pony club instructors’<br />

courses, and learnthow to<br />

PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD<br />

teach,’’ she says.<br />

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the militarycommands for<br />

dressage.You had to getit<br />

absolutely right, elseyou’d get<br />

ridersliterally waitingtoknow<br />

if you wantedthem to ride off<br />

up the beach.’’<br />

Her nextstepswere Canada<br />

and then New York State,<br />

again as ariding coach.<br />

Roles would include aiding a<br />

GermanOlympic coachand<br />

then building adressage<br />

programme in an exclusive<br />

girls’ college in Virginia,<br />

complete withnew stables and<br />

an indoor school, courtesy of<br />

one family.<br />

Eventually,Jennifer’s<br />

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‘‘I was based in Taupo, which<br />

was the centrefor dressageall<br />

overthe country,’’she says.‘‘I<br />

focused mostly on working<br />

withthe national pony club<br />

teams and travelled alot.’’<br />

Looking back, one of her<br />

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young rider with an energetic<br />

horse.<br />

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16 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Adriel residents are given<br />

opportunities to reconnect with<br />

theircommunity through regular<br />

outings, and visitsfrom family and<br />

friends are encouraged, and<br />

welcomed.<br />

Mischeal McCormick, Adriel’s<br />

owner, says giving residents the<br />

opportunity to do something<br />

meaningfulhelpsthose with<br />

memory loss.<br />

‘‘Residents are much more<br />

relaxed and enjoy life.<br />

‘‘It boosts theirself esteem, and it<br />

can takeaway challenging<br />

behaviours and the need for<br />

medication.’’<br />

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It was the only home in the world<br />

holding the honourwhen it was first<br />

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The focusofthe programme is on<br />

the quality of the connection<br />

between supportivecarers and<br />

residents,and theirfamilies, and to<br />

fosterkindness, compassion,<br />

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Mischeal says all Adriel’s carers<br />

learn and practicethe programme.<br />

It tooksix yearstobecome acentre<br />

of excellence through planning,<br />

gathering data, and training staff to<br />

implement and embrace the Spark of<br />

Life philosophy, but Mischeal says<br />

the commitment has beenworthit<br />

‘‘because we care and we know it<br />

makes adifference to people’s<br />

lives’’.<br />

Adriel’s vision continuestobeone<br />

of providing individual careto<br />

peoplewith dementia, supporting<br />

their strengths, and enabling them<br />

to be as independentaspossible for<br />

as long as possible.<br />

And alsocaring for the carers.<br />

Circle bowls ... Totara Club members enjoying agame of circle bowls.<br />

Older persons support<br />

Presbyterian Supporthas been providing<br />

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Island, for over 100years,says VickiLucas,<br />

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‘‘Our vision is for ajust, compassionate,<br />

and inclusive society and our mission is to<br />

support children,young people, whānau/<br />

families, and older peopletobesafe,<br />

strongand connected,’’ says Vicki.<br />

Presbyterian Supportoffers older<br />

person’s Enliven services and support<br />

from its Rangiora office,at258 High Street.<br />

This includes Tōtara Club,aday activity<br />

programme with 65 clients who usually<br />

attendonce aweek for social peer<br />

interaction, and group activities (including<br />

an exercise component),and includes<br />

transport and meals.<br />

This is funded by Older Person’s Health<br />

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from it.<br />

‘‘We receive greatfeedback from<br />

members highlightingthe fun and<br />

camaraderiethey experience through the<br />

group.<br />

The only cost to the member is for<br />

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This is acontractfundedbyTeWhatu<br />

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practices, or fromthe generalpublic at no<br />

cost to the client.<br />

Astaff member based at Rangiora<br />

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‘‘Thetime released is amazing, and<br />

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University of the Third Age <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (U3ANC).<br />

He says the group’s primary objectiveis<br />

to assist seniors in achievingtheir best<br />

possible quality of life.<br />

‘‘Wecan do thatby developingand<br />

maintaining our physical, socialand<br />

mental well­being.’’<br />

U3ANC taps into the great reservoir of<br />

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retiredmen andwomen in the<br />

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Helping cross digital divide<br />

For thosestill confused about using apps<br />

online, Waimakariri Libraries continues<br />

to offer classes to help residentsbridge the<br />

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The increasing dependence on internet<br />

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Proudly worn ... Ohoka Primary School pupil<br />

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In Memory ... Anzac wreaths adorn the ground in front of the Rotherham<br />

Memorial.<br />

PHOTO: ALIX BUSH<br />

Laying awreath ... Sam Bush, amember of the<br />

Waiau Volunteer Fire Brigade, Hurunui Youth Council<br />

deputy chair and Amuri Area School year 13 student<br />

lays the school’s wreath at Rotherham. PHOTO: ALIX BUSH<br />

Flag duty ... Number 88 Squadron (Rangiora) ATC cadet William Foster (16),<br />

holds the flags at the Kaiapoi RSA dawn service.<br />

Flypast ... Two Spitfire war birds fly overhead at the Rangiora RSA Anzac Day service.<br />

Long memories ... WW2 veteran Gordon Taylor, almost 100­years­old, enjoyed<br />

the Rangiora service.<br />

Proud to be part of it all ... Four­year­olds Maisie Parker (left) and Charlotte Heylon hold the wreath from<br />

the Woodend Pre­School and Nursery.


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Cenothaph service ... Waiting to lay their wreaths are Rangiora RSA Veterans’<br />

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Call to arms ... Bugler Sara Black from Hanmer<br />

Springs playing at the Waiau Anzac Day Service.<br />

PHOTO:ALIX BUSH<br />

Young and old ... Soldiers young and old sing the national anthem at the Kaiapoi service.<br />

Lined up ... Waiau Volunteer Fire Brigade members at the reading of the Roll of<br />

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PHOTO: ALIX BUSH<br />

In Charge ... Senior pupils at Rangiora High School wait their turn to speak, and<br />

sing, at the school’s Anzac service.<br />

By the left ... Alarge gathering of veterans, of all ages, march down HIgh Street in Rangiora to the Cenotaph<br />

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Kaikōura is planning for its ‘‘day in the<br />

sun’’.<br />

The Kaikōura District Council wants<br />

to know what Kaikōura might look like<br />

with apopulation of 10,000.<br />

The district’s present population was<br />

just under 4000 and historically growth<br />

rates had not been high, chief executive<br />

Will Doughty says.<br />

‘‘But there is afeeling our day in the<br />

sun is coming, so we need to plan ahead<br />

so we can lead it rather than letting it<br />

happen to us.<br />

‘‘We don’t want to become another<br />

Wānaka, so we need to plan for how we<br />

want the town to develop.’’<br />

Being atourist town, Mr Doughty said<br />

the district already had the<br />

infrastructure to cope with alarge influx<br />

of people.<br />

‘‘We would be quite comfortable with a<br />

population of 10,000 because alot of our<br />

infrastructure is already designed for<br />

that sort of capacity.’’<br />

Consultant Boffa Miskell has been<br />

engaged to produce aspatial plan, which<br />

will set ablueprint for how the town<br />

develops over the next 30 years.<br />

Mr Doughty said public workshops<br />

would be held next month to start the<br />

process.<br />

‘‘We are hoping to have it completed<br />

by December, so this will be an<br />

opportunity for the community to give<br />

some input into the draft.<br />

‘‘It will be ablueprint for how we want<br />

the township to grow over the next 30<br />

years.’’<br />

He said the spatial plan would<br />

consider the infrastructure needed to<br />

support an ageing population.<br />

Already around 25 percent of the<br />

Kaikōura population was aged 65­years<br />

and over and this was expected to grow<br />

as more people looked to retire to the<br />

town.<br />

The proposed Vicarage Views subdivision<br />

was looking to provide housing<br />

options for first home buyers and the<br />

elderly, while more development was<br />

already in the pipeline.<br />

‘‘There is very limited housing stock<br />

for elderly people to downsize to and we<br />

tend to lose people to other places as<br />

they get older,’’ Mr Doughty said.<br />

‘‘We have some council­owned<br />

pensioner units, but there is no<br />

retirement village or care facility aside<br />

from the hospital.’’<br />

Housing options and services were<br />

also limited for younger people and<br />

families looking to move to Kaikōura, he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘From acouncil perspective, our new<br />

corporate services senior manager Peter<br />

Kearney is moving down from<br />

Wellington with ayoung family.<br />

‘‘We did manage to find them<br />

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Forany 16­year­old, fighting fires<br />

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activity.<br />

Rangiora student AbbySturgeon<br />

(16), saysitwas all part of the fun<br />

while attending the Royal New<br />

ZealandNavy's SchoolToSeas<br />

camp at the Devonport Naval Base<br />

in Auckland.<br />

Shewas abit nervous at first<br />

about fighting fires and stopping<br />

theship from sinking.<br />

Herteam didn’t manage to stop<br />

thefloodingontheirfirst go, but it<br />

wasfun, eventhough they were<br />

soaked by the end of the exercise.<br />

‘‘It was on day two of the eightdaylong<br />

course.<br />

‘‘They threw us in at the deep<br />

end, learning how damage control<br />

on aNavy ship is handled.’’<br />

Abby says she first heardabout<br />

thecamp from afriend, and after<br />

researchingitshe had to wait until<br />

shewas in year 12 to apply.<br />

Out of over 150 applicants<br />

nationwide, Abby was one of 32<br />

selected.<br />

Thecamp is open to young<br />

women in years 12 and 13 who are<br />

studyingmathsand science.<br />

Abbysays they werebilleted<br />

aboard the HMNZS <strong>Canterbury</strong> in<br />

12 bedrooms stacked threebeds<br />

high.<br />

‘‘It was acool way to learn all<br />

about thebasics of life onboard a<br />

ship, we evengot lost afew times<br />

walking about thisbig ship.’’<br />

They got up at 6.30am every<br />

morning and wouldspend the day<br />

learningabout all the things<br />

officers and ratings in the Navy<br />

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MillyisaRangiora residentwho wasborn in theChatham<br />

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Reunion<br />

N.C.F Kaiapoi/C.S. Stevens/AllianceGroupex staff members<br />

are invitedtoaget­togetheratthe Kaiapoi WorkingMen’s Club<br />

on Sunday, May 14 at 1pm. It is hoped to seeasmanyofthose<br />

whoworked at the Kaiapoi worksaspossibleturn up,<br />

particularly as anumbersare sadly gettingless and less.<br />

Totara planting<br />

AmightyTotara<br />

(Podocrpus totara) willbe<br />

planted in Amberley’s<br />

EasternReserveonMay 5<br />

to commemorate King<br />

CharlesIII’scoronation.<br />

The HurunuiDistrict<br />

Council is inviting the<br />

public to attend to help<br />

mark the historic event.<br />

Theplantingwilltake<br />

placeat2pm.<br />

Hurunui MayorMarie<br />

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ReserveisAmberley’s<br />

newestreserve,which<br />

makes anicesynergy as a<br />

setting to commemorate<br />

thenew king’scoronation.<br />

‘‘Totaras can livefor<br />

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relationship with the<br />

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

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Rangiora High School on<br />

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Ministry of Education.<br />

Hurunui District Council<br />

youth development officer Jo<br />

Sherwood saysthe expo was<br />

developed for young people and<br />

their families to findout more<br />

about local employers and<br />

training opportunities.<br />

‘‘Helpingour local youth into<br />

local job placementscreates<br />

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personal development<br />

opportunities to assist them in<br />

their career pathways and is<br />

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Respite beds at Hub go<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

The lossofhospitalbedsfor<br />

respite care at the Rangiora<br />

HealthHub is another blow to the<br />

community,saysWaimakariri MP<br />

MattDoocey.<br />

Te Whatu OraHealth New<br />

Zealandhas confirmed therespite<br />

careservicehas not been<br />

availablesince August due to<br />

staffing shortages.<br />

Mr Doocey saidservicesbeing<br />

cancelleddue to nursing<br />

shortageshad become ‘‘alltoo<br />

common in hospitals around the<br />

country’’.<br />

He saiditwas yetanother blow<br />

for residents, on top of thedelayof<br />

the proposedafter hours,urgent<br />

carefacility at the healthhub.<br />

He blamedthe Governmentfor<br />

‘‘draggingtheirheelsinplacing<br />

nurses on theimmigrationgreen<br />

list’’.<br />

‘‘You’vegot to ask yourselfthe<br />

questionifthe governmenthadn’t<br />

beensostubborn to adapt its<br />

immigration settings to respond to<br />

the health workforce crisis would<br />

the bedsinWaimakaririhaveto<br />

be closed?’’<br />

Te Whatu Ora<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

executive directorplanning,<br />

fundingand decision support,<br />

TraceyMaisey, saidwhile the<br />

bedswere not in use, they<br />

remained onsite.<br />

She saidthe bedshavebeen<br />

supported by dual registered<br />

midwives,who alsoheld anursing<br />

registration.<br />

‘‘Itisnolongercommon for<br />

midwives to be dual practicingso<br />

mostofthe staff at the hub arenot<br />

registered to care for respite<br />

patients–the patients thathave<br />

tendedtooccupy theflexi­beds.’’<br />

At leastfive registered nurses<br />

wererequired to fill a24/7 roster<br />

to lookafter thefour beds, Ms<br />

Maisey said.<br />

‘‘Wewillcontinuetoseek dual<br />

registered staff to support the<br />

model of careatRangiora.’’<br />

Agedresidential carefacilities<br />

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

offer respiteservices in the<br />

meantime,she said.<br />

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Priorities for<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Flood mitigation, immigration<br />

and regional transport are the<br />

priorities for <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

Mayors.<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral<br />

Forum has released its Plan for<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, identifying its<br />

priorities for the next three<br />

years.<br />

The Mayors will present the<br />

plan to Government Ministers<br />

next month, seeking permanent<br />

co­investment in flood<br />

protection, immigration policies<br />

which work for <strong>Canterbury</strong> and to<br />

develop an integrated approach<br />

to transport planning.<br />

Deputy chairperson and<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black said<br />

it would be an important<br />

opportunity to make ministers<br />

aware of the region’s priorities.<br />

‘‘It is particularly important in<br />

an election year to ensure<br />

Ministers are aware of what is<br />

needed here in Waitaha.<br />

‘‘Taking aproactive approach<br />

and visiting them in the capital<br />

with the Plan for <strong>Canterbury</strong> will<br />

be worthwhile as we look to build<br />

stronger connections with<br />

leadership in central<br />

government.’’<br />

The document would also<br />

provide abasis for conversation<br />

and partnership with NgāiTahu,<br />

and the business and community<br />

sectors.<br />

‘‘We need to be strong<br />

advocates for <strong>Canterbury</strong> and<br />

having set out our priorities, we<br />

can move forward with these and<br />

make the change we want to see<br />

across the region,’’ Forum<br />

chairperson and Timaru Mayor<br />

Nigel Bowen said.<br />

The Mayors were seeking<br />

permanent co­investment in<br />

flood protection to protect the<br />

region’s 78,000km of rivers and<br />

streams.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> has significant<br />

infrastructure, universities and<br />

research institutes, but the<br />

region’s GDP per person lagged<br />

behind the national average.<br />

Investment is needed to<br />

improve wages, develop skilled<br />

jobs and attract skilled workers<br />

to fill them.<br />

An estimated $1 billion<br />

investment was needed in<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s transport network<br />

over the next decade to support<br />

economic development.<br />

For more information about<br />

the Plan for <strong>Canterbury</strong> visit<br />

canterburymayors.org.nz/<br />

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

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RURAL LIFE<br />

26 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Horticulture on offer<br />

Positive SDI feedback<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Anew horticulturecourse could be the<br />

first of many tertiary education<br />

opportunitiesfor Kaikōura.<br />

The Nelson MarlboroughInstituteof<br />

Technologyisoffering a24­week<br />

sustainable horticulturecourse in<br />

Kaikōura fromnextmonth.<br />

The coursecameaboutafter a<br />

conversationbetweenKaikōura Mayor’s<br />

Taskforce forJobsmanagerSean Madden<br />

and coursetutorDon Cross.<br />

‘‘Our philosophy is to offerKaikōura the<br />

opportunity to do sometertiary education,<br />

beginning with level2,whichisfairly<br />

simple,and moving up from there,’’Mr<br />

Cross said.<br />

‘‘Weare offeringthe coursebecausewe<br />

havebeeninvited to by the Kaikōura<br />

community.’’<br />

The coursewill centrearound setting<br />

up yourown vegetablegarden and an<br />

orchard.<br />

Literacy andnumeracy skillswillalso<br />

be incorporatedintothe course.<br />

Kaikōura has struggledtooffer<br />

educationalopportunities beyond school<br />

due to itssmallsize.<br />

Locals seeking further education would<br />

normally have to traveltoChristchurch.<br />

Mr Cross saidthe coursewas funded by<br />

the TertiaryEducation Commission and<br />

was free forupto20participants.<br />

Credits towards alevel 2certificatein<br />

primary industryskills are on offer.<br />

The courseisbeingoffered in<br />

collaborationwith Te Hā oMātauranga<br />

(KaikōuraEducationTrust)and the<br />

Kaikōura Mayors’ Taskforce forJobs, with<br />

Growing opportunities ... Nelson<br />

Marlborough Institute of Technology tutor<br />

Don Cross checks out the Kaikōura<br />

Community Garden.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

classes being held next doorinthe<br />

Kaikōura Bowling Club rooms.<br />

Participants willmake useofthe<br />

Kaikōura CommunityGarden,tucked in<br />

behind the Te Hā oMātauranga building<br />

in LudstoneRoad.<br />

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Cust dairy grazers Gary and Penny<br />

Robinson’s Subsurface Drip Irrigation<br />

(SDI) trial has received positive<br />

feedback from farmers following field<br />

days at trial blocks in <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

and Central Otago.<br />

The system is also being installed at<br />

Linwood Park in Christchurch.<br />

Gary and Penny are taking part in<br />

Next Generation Farming, aproject<br />

aimed at helping farmers meet tough<br />

nitrate caps, while maintaining their<br />

viability.<br />

As part of the project, farmers like the<br />

Robinsons are using innovation and<br />

demonstrating its productivity and<br />

environmental benefits to neighbours in<br />

the region and beyond.<br />

Waimakariri Landcare Trust (WLT)<br />

and Waimakariri Irrigation Limited<br />

(WIL) have partnered with the Ministry<br />

for Primary Industries (MPI) for the<br />

project, with support from MPI’s<br />

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures<br />

fund along with Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, Ballance, and DairyNZ.<br />

SDI’s low­pressure system saves water<br />

and power and improves crop yields by<br />

eliminating surface water evaporation<br />

and reducing the incidence of weeds and<br />

disease. Water is applied directly to the<br />

root zone of the crop and not to the soil<br />

surface.<br />

Gary and Penny recently held two field<br />

days at trial blocks in Cust, <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> and in Maniototo, Central<br />

Otago which were well received by<br />

farmers and industry partners.<br />

Despite heavy rain during the Cust<br />

field day, Penny says farmers were keen<br />

to learn about subsurface irrigation and<br />

seeing the system in the ground and<br />

being able to ask practical questions<br />

built astronger understanding of how<br />

the system works.<br />

‘‘The weather definitely wasn’t in our<br />

favour, but we still had agood turnout,<br />

and everyone was very engaged and<br />

interested. From the questions asked<br />

and discussion we had, SDI does seem to<br />

be accepted as aviable solution and<br />

option for irrigation in New Zealand.’’<br />

Over 50 farmers turned out for the<br />

Maniototo field day where the<br />

difference between the 18­hectare test<br />

block using subsurface irrigation and<br />

the adjacent block using traditional<br />

irrigation was evident, says Gary.<br />

‘‘It was astinking hot day, and it was<br />

perfect because they have had ahot and<br />

dry summer down there, so you could<br />

really see the difference with lush green<br />

grass growing on the block where we<br />

have installed the SDI.<br />

‘‘The farmer, Luke Jeffries, is really<br />

impressed with the system and after the<br />

field day we had quite afew local<br />

farmers approach us to learn more.’’<br />

Gary and Penny are now focused on<br />

gathering data to prove the benefits of<br />

the subsurface drip irrigation system,<br />

and have some interesting projects in<br />

the pipeline.<br />

‘‘We’ve had lots of interest from<br />

farmers, and we are also in discussions<br />

about using the SDI system for<br />

wastewater. We feel like we are on aroll<br />

now in terms of public awareness of how<br />

the system works and the benefits it<br />

provides.’’<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

<strong>27</strong><br />

Sensor helps meet nitrogen caps<br />

By GINA MCKENZIE<br />

Cust farmerRoscoe Taggart has reduced<br />

use of nitrogen fertiliserbyabout 80<br />

kilograms this seasonthroughtrialling a<br />

Yara Nsensor on his family’s 730 hectare<br />

arableand sheep farm over the pasttwo<br />

years.<br />

Roscoeisparticipating in Next<br />

Generation Farming, aproject to help<br />

farmers meet tough nitrate caps while<br />

maintaining their viability.<br />

As partofthis project, farmerslike<br />

Roscoeare usinginnovation and<br />

demonstrating its productivity and<br />

environmental benefitstotheir<br />

neighbours in the regionand beyond.<br />

Waimakariri Landcare Trust (WLT) and<br />

Waimakariri IrrigationLimited(WIL)<br />

have partnered with the Ministry for<br />

Primary Industries(MPI) for the project,<br />

with support from MPI’s Sustainable Food<br />

and Fibre Futuresfund alongwith<br />

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

DairyNZ.<br />

The significant savings on fertiliser, the<br />

ease of useofthe Nsensor,and the<br />

environmental benefitsmake the Nsensor<br />

atool that Roscoeseeshimself usingwell<br />

into the future.<br />

‘‘We have savedaround three units of N<br />

per tonne of grainsoonatwelve­tonne<br />

paddock youare saving 36 units of Nper<br />

hectare which gives us an overall saving of<br />

80 kilograms of ureafor the season.<br />

‘‘While you are saving on costsyou are<br />

also obviously lessening the impact that<br />

your farming operation is having on the<br />

environment. It is awin­win.”<br />

Roscoesaysthe Nsensor is quick and<br />

easy to set up with little inputrequired<br />

beforehestarts applying fertiliser.<br />

‘‘We just put in the crop growth stage<br />

and expectedyieldand parameters<br />

aroundthe limits you would likethe<br />

sensortospread to.Itisremarkably<br />

simple.”<br />

Sensor ... The Yara N­sensor fitted to the<br />

roof of Roscoe’s tractor allows him to apply<br />

the precise amount of nitrogen required for<br />

his crops which has resulted in significant<br />

savings on fertiliser costs while also<br />

reducing his environmental impact.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

The Nsensorhas two operatingmodes;<br />

target rate mode where farmers provide<br />

the Nsensorwithafigure to work towards<br />

and absolute modewhere the sensor fully<br />

controls the application rate by measuring<br />

the crop’slightreflectance which is<br />

connectedtothe crop’s biomass and<br />

chlorophyll content. The Nsensor then<br />

calculates the crop’snitrogen uptake and<br />

appliesthe correct amount of fertiliser<br />

directly to the plant.<br />

Roscoe begins his first fertiliser<br />

application in targetrate mode and then<br />

switchestoabsolutemode for subsequent<br />

applicationsiftheseare required.<br />

He has been surprised by the variability<br />

of fertiliser required by crops throughout<br />

his farm whichissomethingthat he didn’t<br />

havethe ability to refinewhenusing the<br />

previousvariable rate system.<br />

‘‘I noticed alot of variabilityinthe first<br />

season,and it was not what we were<br />

expecting. Areasthat Iwould have<br />

expected to require quiteabit of fertiliser<br />

didn’t require quitesomuch, and then<br />

areasthat Ithought wouldn’t need as<br />

much ended up with abit more.<br />

“You must trustinthe technology when<br />

you switch it to absolute mode, and it helps<br />

you become more efficient with farming<br />

when you trynew things and moveahead<br />

with technology.<br />

‘‘It’s not just about savingmoney, it’s also<br />

aboutreducing our environmental impact<br />

and learning howtechnologycan be atool<br />

in the toolbox forthe future.’’<br />

Meanwhile, asustained period of rain<br />

during the crop flowering period in<br />

Decembercausedfusarium headblight, a<br />

fungal diseasewhich affects wheatand<br />

this alongwith otherdiseasesimpacted on<br />

some of Roscoe’s crops duringthe growth<br />

stage.<br />

“We’ve had amixedbag with the yield<br />

this season. Last seasonwehad good<br />

growing conditions right up until harvest,<br />

whichwas extremely wet, whereas this<br />

year it rainedduring the growingseason.<br />

However, we’ve have had good conditions<br />

during the harvestthis year.”<br />

Despite weather related issues, Roscoe<br />

has still managed to achieve abovebudget<br />

yields for his crops.<br />

“The grasses have been abovebudget,<br />

and our clover is over budgetaswell. All<br />

the hybrid crops thatwehave harvested<br />

have also gone over budget. Overall, I<br />

thinkithas been apretty goodresultfor<br />

us.”<br />

Roscoe will continuetofocuson<br />

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quantifying the benefits of hisNsensor<br />

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seeing more extreme weather events<br />

occurringcloser togetherthan in the past.<br />

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29<br />

Reserve amble ... Waimakariri District Council community projects officer Mike Kwant talks to visitors in the<br />

Silverstream Reserve in Clarkville, who attended the first of four walks organised in the district as part of the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>­wide walking festival.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Walking Festival popular<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Fromserene river banks to high<br />

country vistas, thediverse range of<br />

Waimakariri District walking<br />

track locations wereonshowin<br />

<strong>April</strong> as hundredstookpart in the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Walking Festival.<br />

The Christchurch City Council<br />

and Active <strong>Canterbury</strong>’sWalking<br />

Festival providedachance for<br />

Cantabrianstoexplorethe many<br />

walks in and around the Ōtautahi,<br />

Selwyn andWaimakaririDistricts.<br />

FourWaimakaririwalks were<br />

included in the programmeand<br />

the first washeld at the<br />

SilverstreamReservein<br />

Clarkville.<br />

The three kilometrewalk<br />

allowed visitorstodiscover the<br />

reserve, aplace manyhadn’t seen<br />

before.<br />

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil<br />

community projects officer Mike<br />

Kwant saysthe walks programme<br />

was agoodopportunity to seenew<br />

places in our own backyard.<br />

‘‘Itwas agreat opportunity for<br />

peopleattending to discoverthe<br />

biodiversity of the reserve and<br />

alsosee whatthe rangers and<br />

community volunteersare<br />

achieving here.’’<br />

Visitorstothe Silverstream<br />

Reserve and theotherthree<br />

venues wereshown thevarious<br />

environmental projects being<br />

undertakenthere to enhancethe<br />

biodiversity valuesofthe sitesin<br />

theWaimakaririDistrict.<br />

These includethe TūhaitaraArt<br />

Hike heldatTeTai Kōhaka,<br />

WoodendBeach,the fifthAnnual<br />

Kaiapoi River WellbeingWalk<br />

andthe DiscoverAshleyGorge<br />

walk.<br />

Mikesays among thosewho<br />

attended thewalks were anumber<br />

whohave asked formore<br />

informationaboutvolunteeringat<br />

thereserves.<br />

‘‘It wasgoodtosee howmany<br />

came along to the Waimakariri<br />

sessions, as the walks were agreat<br />

chance for people to getoutdoors<br />

anddiscovernew places.’’<br />

Skedaddle could become annual<br />

This weekend’sSkedaddle<br />

trailrace is shaping up to<br />

become an annual event.<br />

SkedaddleRace Director<br />

Richard Negus says at present<br />

they have 380 participants<br />

registeredfor <strong>Canterbury</strong>'s<br />

newest trail run.<br />

‘‘We are hopeful thatwecan<br />

breakthe 400 mark come race<br />

day, Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 29, at the<br />

Island HillsStation,<br />

Hurunui.’’<br />

He says things are coming<br />

together nicelyalthough they<br />

do have abig week aheadof<br />

themselveswith nearly 50km<br />

of course marking,site<br />

buildingand apre­race<br />

athlete registration evening to<br />

hold in Christchurch.<br />

Skedaddleisanew trail<br />

running race which servesas<br />

afundraiser for conservation<br />

work withinthe Mandamus<br />

PreservationReserve at<br />

Island HillsStation.<br />

This 3300ha un­grazedarea<br />

includes a600 ha QEII open<br />

spacecovenant, which is one<br />

of the largest in the<br />

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

Namedafter the highest<br />

peak on the property,Mt<br />

NC SPORTS RESULTS<br />

Skedaddle(1704m), the race<br />

includes42km, 30km, 15km<br />

and 4km courses.<br />

Negussays the intention is<br />

to establish Skedaddleasan<br />

annual eventmoving forward,<br />

wherepeople can challenge<br />

themselves on the trails and<br />

support nature at the same<br />

time.<br />

‘‘We look forward to<br />

showcasing this hiddengem of<br />

aproperty to the public this<br />

weekend.’’<br />

More information on the<br />

Skedaddletrail racecan be<br />

found at skedaddle.co.nz<br />

THIS WEEKS<br />

SENIOR<br />

DIVISION 1COMBINED<br />

ROUND 4.KICK OFF 2.45<br />

Hurunui v Woodend......Gladstone Domain, Woodend<br />

Glenmark/Cheviot vOhoka........Omihi<br />

Kaiapoi vOxford........................Kaiapoi Oval<br />

Ashley vHornby..........................Loburn Domain<br />

Saracens vPrebbleton...............PrebbletonDomain<br />

DIVISION 2<br />

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

DRAW<br />

round 3. KICK OFF 1.00<br />

Kaikoura vSaracens...................Southbrook Park<br />

Saracens vKaiapoi......Southbrook Park<br />

Ashley vWoodend ......Gladstone Domain, Woodend<br />

Kaiapoi vGlenmark.Cheviot....Omihi<br />

Amberley vHurunui.......2.00pm ....Amberley<br />

Friday28<strong>April</strong>. 7.00pm kick off:<br />

Oxford vOhoka....Oxford Oval<br />

COLTS COMBINED<br />

round 3. KICK OFF 1.30<br />

<strong>North</strong>ern vOhoka......Omihi<br />

Ashley v Allenton......Allenton<br />

Rangiora GolfClub<br />

Nine hole results: Stroke, Men: Pat Reynolds 34, 1;<br />

John Gregan 35, 2; Richard Luisetti36c/b, 3; Alan<br />

MacDonald 36 c/b, 4; Ralph Sinclair 36 c/b, 5.<br />

Women: Catherine Boddy 36 c/b, 1; Pat Roberts36c/b,<br />

2; Jenni Brook 37 c/b, 3; Pam Holland 37 c/b, 4.<br />

Rangiora Bridge Club<br />

Individual:<strong>North</strong>/South:Tom Rose/Rona Maslowski<br />

1, Jenny Shore/Liz Duke 2, Christine Sweeney/Janene<br />

Mussen 3. East/West: Joyce Gray/Heather Waldron 1,<br />

Craig Shannahan/Sue Solomons 2, VeronicaHall/<br />

Dawn Simpson 3.<br />

Rimu Pairs: N/S: Dave Tocker/Sue McIlroy1,Richard<br />

Luisetti/Sue Solomons 2, SharynRudolph/Robin<br />

Dawson 3. E/W: Jenny Story/Peter Story 1, David<br />

Rainey/Moody Shokry2,Lynda Grierson/Gaynor<br />

Hurford 3.<br />

Junior Night: Anne Bagrie/Kate Whitehead 1, Helen<br />

Russ/Lynette Tillman 2, Gerard McCrea/Denis Milne,<br />

and Julie Tinomana/Anna Gunn, equal 3.<br />

AutumnPairs: N/S RobinHassall/Linda Hanham 1,<br />

Lyn Edwards/Shirley Symns 2, Tom Rose/Rona<br />

Maslowski 3. E/W:Richard Luisetti/Gaynor Hurford1,<br />

Jenny Story/Peter Story 2, VeronicaHall/Noreen<br />

Thompson 3.<br />

AmberleyBridge Club<br />

Monday Evening: Draw for partners (1): Sarah Hoban/<br />

Jim Knight1,Shula Guse/Julie Elliott 2, Di Bethell/Ian<br />

Pettigrew 3.<br />

Thursday Afternoon: N/S: MaryBain/ Helen<br />

Thornburgh1,Diana Faulkner/ Helen Phillips 2,<br />

Nancy Hassall/Jan Roose 3. E/W: Mary Warren/Irene<br />

Carson 1, Nola McKissock/ Diane Watson 2, Denise<br />

Lang/FayePriest 3.<br />

Amberley Golf<br />

<strong>April</strong> 22: SHartley 39, NGranger 37, KGussettee 33,<br />

RSaulbrey 33, NScott 31, JBurrows 31. Mid Week<br />

Men: BGill 38, RClifton 37, PWylie 37, AFalloon 36,<br />

JStringleman 36. Mid Week Women: JLucas 69, J<br />

Bishop71, JBrown 76. LGU winnerfor <strong>April</strong>: JYates<br />

69. 9Holer:VCrooks12putts, OPatchett 15, DReid<br />

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RUGBY<br />

Saracens kept its unbeaten record<br />

intact, heading off previously unbeaten<br />

Ashley 21­14 in the latest round of the<br />

combined country competition on<br />

Saturday.<br />

Kaiapoi quickly stamped its authority<br />

against Lincoln Rolleston extending a<br />

20­5 half time advantage to win 44­5,<br />

while Hurunui could not extend aseven<br />

point half time margin over Springston<br />

being forced to settle for a20all draw.<br />

Arelieved Oxford unit scored its first<br />

points of the season against Hornby, but<br />

failed to convert abrief lead going down<br />

17­25.<br />

Ohoka meanwhile had Ashburton<br />

Celtic in sights at half time, but could<br />

not retain the momentum, losing 21­44.<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot suffered its second<br />

loss of the competition beaten 23­29 by<br />

Waihora, while Woodend, in spite of<br />

scoring atry in each half, was no match<br />

for West Melton succumbing 12­36.<br />

Competition points after 3rounds<br />

Section 1: Prebbleton 15, Saracens 14,<br />

Ashley and Kaiapoi 11, Southern 8,<br />

Darfield 7, Lincoln­Rolleston and<br />

Hornby 5, Rakaia 1, Oxford 0.<br />

Section 2: Ashburton Celtic 14, Methven<br />

13, Waihora 11, West Melton 10,<br />

Southbridge 8, Glenmark Cheviot and<br />

Hurunui 7, Ohoka 6, Springston 3,<br />

Woodend 1.<br />

Saracens vAshley<br />

Saracens squeezed out long time rivals<br />

Ashley 21­14 in their battle of bridges<br />

contest for the Rakahuri Shield at the<br />

Southbrook Domain last Saturday.<br />

The eagerly awaited clash did not rise<br />

to any heights, but the intensity<br />

compensated for the large crowd that<br />

was on hand.<br />

Saracens had early territory and<br />

possession, but it was Ashley who had<br />

the first scoring opportunity with an<br />

unsuccessful penalty attempt.<br />

Saracens ultimately scored first after<br />

ablind side move that involved a<br />

number of forwards and ended with a<br />

Willie Kerr try.<br />

Ashley quickly struck back and came<br />

close to scoring five minutes later,<br />

before Jack Marshall from first five<br />

eight carved ahuge hole in Saracens<br />

defence to cross the line unopposed.<br />

Saracens dominated the last 10<br />

minutes of the half.<br />

Caleb Pomare­Edwards kicked a<br />

penalty and Nathan Goodwin scored a<br />

try, converted by Pomare­ Edwards to<br />

give his team a15­7half time lead.<br />

Ashley struck first in the second half.<br />

Aclearly rejuvenated side took the<br />

attack to Saracens and was rewarded<br />

Celebration time ... The victorious Saracens team after winning against Ashley and taking<br />

home the Rakahuri Shield.<br />

PHOTO: LEONIE HANCOX<br />

with atry scored in awall of jerseys,<br />

only minutes into the spell. Marshall<br />

converted and the gap was narrowed to<br />

one point.<br />

Fifteen minutes from the end<br />

Saracens opted for relative safety, with<br />

Pomare­Edwards adding his second<br />

penalty and after unsuccessfully<br />

pounding the Ashley line with only four<br />

minutes remaining, another penalty was<br />

converted into points, leaving Ashley<br />

with the challenge of aconverted try to<br />

draw even.<br />

Saracens was well lead by captain<br />

Josh Maynard at number eight, and<br />

Willie Kerr, playing at lock, regularly<br />

stamped his mark on proceedings.<br />

Marshall was always dangerous in the<br />

Ashley line up, and the Duckworth<br />

brothers, Luke and Josh, relished the<br />

heat of the close contact exchanges.<br />

Saracens 21 (Willie Kerr, Nathan<br />

Goodwin tries. Caleb Pomare­Edwards<br />

conv, 3pens) beat Ashley 14 (Jack<br />

Marshall and aforward tries. Marshall 2<br />

convs).<br />

Kaiapoi vLincoln­<br />

Rolleston<br />

Both sides were one win, one loss<br />

coming into the match at Foster Park, so<br />

aclose encounter was on the cards.<br />

Kaiapoi started well, kicking two early<br />

penalties to first­five Taine Jacobs­<br />

Lawson. But multiple penalties and<br />

handling errors stifled any chance of<br />

adding to its 6­5 lead 30 minutes in.<br />

Kaiapoi started to find its groove and<br />

second­five Zach Mckay ran hard and<br />

straight and scored two tries in the final<br />

10 minutes before half time, both<br />

converted by Jacobs­Lawson.<br />

Things continued well for the visitors<br />

in the second half. Two tries to Jacobs­<br />

Lawson (1 converted) and 1todebutant<br />

Kees Tiweka, converted by fullback<br />

Lance Taylor, kept the momentum<br />

firmly in Kaiapoi’s favour.<br />

Staunch defence meant it played alot<br />

of the second half in Lincoln­Rolleston’s<br />

half, even though playing with 14 men<br />

for 20 minutes, after yellow cards to<br />

Bailey Counihan and Pat Saukuru.<br />

The match finished with centre Matt<br />

Tuatagaloa splitting the defence and<br />

strolling over.<br />

Final score saw Kaiapoi comfortable<br />

winners, 44­5.<br />

The combination of Jacobs­Lawson<br />

and Mckay was atelling factor, and both<br />

were awarded players of the match.<br />

Kaiapoi 44 (Taine Jacobs­Lawson 2tries,<br />

Zach McKay 2, Kees Tiweka 1, Matt<br />

Tuatagaloa; Jacobs­Lawson 2conv, 2<br />

pen, Lance Taylor 2conv) beat Lincoln­<br />

Rolleston 5.<br />

OxfordvHornby<br />

Oxford had the best of the early<br />

exchanges and was first to score when<br />

its industrious half­back, Matty Roberts,<br />

disrupted Hornby’s possession<br />

following an untidy defensive scrum.<br />

He pounced on the loose ball which<br />

was fed out to the hard­running centre<br />

Viliami Ogatia who scored close to the<br />

posts.<br />

The aborted conversion attempt that<br />

was charged down was the forerunner of<br />

alitany of simple mistakes that stunted<br />

Oxford’s attempts to finish off promising<br />

attacking moves and allowed Hornby<br />

back into the match.<br />

Atry and afirst­half penalty to the<br />

perennial cellar dwellers gave Hornby<br />

an 8­5 half­time lead.<br />

Asniping run saw Roberts cross for a<br />

good try that gave Oxford the lead back.<br />

But it was not to last for long. Aloose<br />

pass was gratefully intercepted by<br />

Hornby gave it the first of three<br />

unanswered tries that put the game out<br />

of Oxford's reach.<br />

When Jesse Houston, playing in the<br />

midfield, crossed for Oxford’s third try it<br />

was acase of too little too late.<br />

The final whistle was asignal for<br />

scenes of unbridled delight and<br />

celebratory dances by the Hornby<br />

players.<br />

It had been four long seasons since<br />

their faithful supporters had witnessed<br />

success in aLuisetti Seeds Combined<br />

fixture.<br />

The 18­year­old Crusaders Academy<br />

member and product of St Thomas<br />

College, Richie Tupuailei, abig, hardrunning<br />

No 8, was the undoubted star<br />

for aHornby team that deserved its<br />

victory. At the other end of the age scale,<br />

47­year­old Simon Fleetwood put in a<br />

very solid shift, and was one of Oxford's<br />

best.<br />

In what seems the dim distant past<br />

when Oxford was always championship<br />

contenders, Fleetwood played 130<br />

matches for this team before<br />

transferring south to Methven for whom<br />

he also played over 100 matches. Now he<br />

has answered Oxford's SOS as they had<br />

ashortage of prop forwards and is back<br />

with it for another season, despite still<br />

living in Methven. Flankers George<br />

Prain and the indefatigable Jack<br />

Classen also impressed, but the Oxford<br />

team will need to cut down on its error<br />

rate if it is to register victories in this<br />

seasons competition.<br />

Oxford 17 (Viliami Ogatia, Matt Roberts<br />

and Jesse Houston tries, Toni Baker­<br />

Joass 1conv) lost to Hornby 25.<br />

Woodend vWest Melton<br />

Woodend began with hiss and aroar,<br />

keeping up agood temp throughout the<br />

game. Daniel Devlin scored its first try<br />

and Jordan Swaine the second, with a<br />

great conversion. Jason Poe had his first<br />

start as hooker and showed great<br />

improvement with his line out throws<br />

towards the end of his spell, enough to<br />

give him forward­of­the­day.<br />

Paul Mareko had his first start at 13,<br />

and played himself into the game to<br />

threaten the West Melton defence.<br />

The team is aware of its short comings<br />

and is determined to improve over the<br />

next few games.<br />

Woodend 12 (Daniel Devlin and Jordan<br />

Swaine tries; Swaine aconv) lost to West<br />

Melton 36.<br />

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SPORT EXTRA<br />

OhokavCeltic<br />

Celtic openedthe scoring in the<br />

15th minute of itsmatch against<br />

Ohoka in the Luisetti Seeds<br />

Combined Countryrugby<br />

competition.<br />

Bothteams hadbattled hard with<br />

gooddefensive effortsbefore Celtic<br />

managed to breakthrough and<br />

score.<br />

Nathan McCloy converted.<br />

George Websterscoredfor Ohoka<br />

soonafteras theball went through<br />

many hands before being off­loaded<br />

to putWebsteraway. ScottAllin<br />

converted.<br />

Almost immediatelyCeltic struck<br />

back with another try, which was<br />

unconverted.<br />

At thehalfhour markPatrick<br />

McCallum scoredatry from<br />

fullback, forAllintoconvert.<br />

Thegamewas verymuch abattle<br />

betweenboth teamsatthispoint,<br />

butCelticstruck backalmostathalf<br />

timetoscore an unconvertedtry.<br />

This gaveCeltic thehalf timelead,<br />

fivepointsaheadof Ohoka 19­14.<br />

Thesecond half forCeltic was35<br />

minutesofunanswered scoring<br />

where theyscored 26 points.<br />

Ohokacamebackatthe death to<br />

score atry,withBen Goldtouching<br />

down after anice pick andgofrom<br />

thebaseofascrum. Allinconverted.<br />

Butthere was no time to addtoits<br />

score and Celtic ran outthe winners<br />

44­21.<br />

George Smithof Ohoka,who<br />

assisted in Patrick McCallum’s try,<br />

hadagoodgame, whileWilliam<br />

Wedlakeinthe frontrow,and<br />

VaughanMcGiffert inhis 150th<br />

seniorgamefor Ohoka alsostood<br />

out.<br />

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Aguided tour of Tiromoana Bush<br />

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laid bare during afield day and guided<br />

tour through the 407 hectareTiromoana<br />

Bush.<br />

Around40people attended the field day<br />

organised by the Hurunui Biodiversity<br />

Trust to see the regenerating lowland<br />

nativeforest on Mt Cass RoadinWaipara.<br />

TrusteeSara Heard says the attendees<br />

were abletosee first­handhow<br />

biodiversitycan be restored and<br />

enhanced.<br />

‘‘We organised this eventtoenable<br />

peopletolearn about the challenges and<br />

opportunities of restoring biodiversity,’’<br />

Sara says.<br />

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emeritus professor from the Universityof<br />

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Forestry who wrote the original<br />

Tiromoana Bush RestorationManagement<br />

Plan in 2004and provides ongoing advice<br />

to Transwaste<strong>Canterbury</strong> (theownerof<br />

TiromoanaBush)onthe restoration<br />

project.<br />

Professor Norton was joined by Fraser<br />

Maddigan,who has takenover the on­thegroundecological<br />

managementof<br />

TiromoanaBush.<br />

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biodiversity areaand is the largest area of<br />

protected land withinthe 51,000ha<br />

Motunau Ecological District, comprising<br />

of coastal hill country between the<br />

Hurunui, Waikari, Omihi and Waipara<br />

Riversand the coast.<br />

While heavily impactedbyhuman<br />

settlement,there arestillmany key<br />

biodiversity values present in the coastal<br />

hill country, he says, which is why<br />

conservation work is so important and<br />

rewarding.<br />

‘‘Remnant patches of podocarp,black<br />

beech and areas of regenerating bush,<br />

especiallykānuka, can be found<br />

throughoutthe Motunau Ecological<br />

District. There are also unusual plants<br />

Laid bare ... Tiromoana Bush visitors view progress on the restoration project up close.<br />

such as the southern rātā and native<br />

mistletoes. The range of indigenous fauna<br />

is equally inspiring with spotless crake,<br />

kereru,tui,<strong>Canterbury</strong>gecko and skinks<br />

all thriving in remnant forests in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>. That’s why the restoration<br />

work we’redoing in TiromoanaBush<br />

should be an inspirationfor landowners<br />

throughout Hurunui,’’ saysProfessor<br />

Norton.<br />

He says people wandering through<br />

Tiromoana Bushmay wonder whywe<br />

leave the gorse growing among the bush.<br />

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nurserycrop –itprovides shelter for the<br />

native seedlings until they get established.<br />

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they block the sunlight, takeupthe water<br />

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dies. Gorse has an important roletoplay<br />

and when it’s done it dies. That’swhy we<br />

don’t spray it or dig it out. Nature will use<br />

it anddiscard it.’’<br />

TiromoanaBush is ownedand funded<br />

by Transwaste <strong>Canterbury</strong>, which owns<br />

and operates the adjacent Kate Valley<br />

Landfill. Transwaste chairman Gill Cox<br />

saysfield days are akey part of growing<br />

the awareness and understanding of the<br />

restoration project and the importance of<br />

biodiversity in Hurunui.<br />

‘‘Nature takes time, alot of time, and for<br />

the first few years it was hardtosee<br />

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regeneration is abundantly clear.’’<br />

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Becoming an accredited Welcoming<br />

Community is ‘‘a big step forward’’, says<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black.<br />

The Hurunui District Council<br />

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Communities accreditation with a<br />

signing ceremony last week.<br />

Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ)<br />

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Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori is designed to<br />

support local councils in welcoming<br />

recent migrants, former refugees and<br />

international students.<br />

Hurunui is one of 26 councils around<br />

the country to have joined the initiative.<br />

Mrs Black said the initiative was about<br />

‘‘making people feel welcome’’.<br />

‘‘It is abig step forward for us as a<br />

district.<br />

‘‘It is important for us as we have such<br />

adiversity of ethnic groups who now live<br />

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accreditation was the first milestone in a<br />

four stage process.<br />

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different ethnic groups and newcomers<br />

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identify any gaps.<br />

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develop athree­year plan of how<br />

Hurunui can be the most welcoming<br />

place for all newcomers.’’<br />

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used rather than migrants, as it included<br />

New Zealanders moving to the district<br />

from other parts of the country as well as<br />

those arriving from overseas.<br />

‘‘With the recent natural disasters we<br />

may find people looking for achange and<br />

we want to ensure Hurunui is aplace<br />

people are thinking about.’’<br />

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The ‘‘ageing in Kaikōura’’ surveywill be<br />

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36 The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>27</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

Hurunui District Rural<br />

Road Vegetation Control<br />

2575986<br />

The Hurunui District Council<br />

advise of rural roadside spraying<br />

programme:<br />

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between <strong>April</strong> and May <strong>2023</strong><br />

The includes spraying around<br />

signposts, guardrails, culverts,<br />

marker pegs, and some gravel<br />

roadsides.<br />

For further information regarding<br />

this activity please contact:<br />

Grounds &Services Ltd (GSL),<br />

Registered Chemical Applicators<br />

(03) 349 0634<br />

Declaring RoadasStopped<br />

Portion of Jamesons Road that dissects<br />

461ConstitutionRoadinCulverden,<br />

HurunuiDistrict.<br />

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section<br />

319(h) and 342(a) of the Local Government Act<br />

1974,the Hurunui District Councildeclares the partof<br />

the road described in the schedule below as stopped.<br />

The Hurunui District Council makes this declaration<br />

as there have been no objections received within<br />

the specified time scale to the proposal previously<br />

advertised as required.<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

Area(ha)<br />

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the plan as<br />

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hereon<br />

Plan<br />

TitlePlan –SO<br />

585868–2December<br />

2022<br />

Dated at the Hurunui District Council, Amberley this<br />

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2020 Yaris CrossGX<br />

•2.1.5LPetrolAuto, •Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•5-Star Safety, 6L/100km<br />

•Only 14,345km<br />

$<br />

29,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GX 2WD<br />

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

•5-Star Safety, 6.7L/100kms<br />

•Only 31,200kms<br />

$<br />

36,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5Lpetrol8-speed auto<br />

•5-Star safety, satnav, keyless<br />

•Only 39,450km<br />

$<br />

43,995<br />

2017 Ford FocusS<br />

•1.5LTurboPetrolAuto, Alloys<br />

•Satnav,Keyless,Bluetooth,<br />

•Camera, Only 35,150kms<br />

$<br />

20,995<br />

2013Toyota PriusI-Tech<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybrid; Heads-Updisplay<br />

•NZNew,Leather,Satnav, 4.3L/100km<br />

•Only 35,800kms<br />

$<br />

17,995<br />

2018 Aqua Cross<br />

•1.5LHybrid PetrolAuto, Half Leather<br />

•Climate Air, Only 3.8L/100km<br />

•Only22,200kms<br />

$<br />

25,995<br />

Ex-Demo 2022 Toyota C-HR<br />

Limited<br />

•1.8L Hybrid Petrol; Leather,Satnav<br />

•5-Star Safety, Keyless, Only1,300kms<br />

$<br />

43,995<br />

2019 Toyota Fortuner GXL<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, 4WD<br />

•7-Seater,Satnav,Camera<br />

•Only 26,100kms<br />

$<br />

52,995<br />

2022 HiluxSRExtra-Cab<br />

4WD<br />

•150Kw 2.8LTurbo Diesel Auto<br />

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

•Only 4,050kms<br />

$<br />

59,995<br />

2021 Toyota Rav4 LTD<br />

•2.5LPetrolHybrid 5.3L/100Km<br />

•Leather, Alloys, Sunroof<br />

•Only16,050Kms<br />

$<br />

62,995<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 />

2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybrid; Leather<br />

•Camera, 5-Star Safety<br />

•Only 55,600km<br />

$<br />

34,995<br />

2020 Rav4 Hybrid AWD<br />

•2.5LHybrid Petrol, Leather,5-StarSafety<br />

•360 Camera,Bluetooth<br />

•Only 29,300kms<br />

$<br />

51,995<br />

2016 HiluxSR5 4X4<br />

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

•SportsLid,Camera,Satnav<br />

•Only 45,700kms<br />

$<br />

45,995<br />

2020 HiluxSR5 Cruiser 2WD<br />

•150Kw 2.8LTurbo Diesel Auto<br />

•Accent Canopy, Satnav,Bluetooth<br />

•Only68,300kms<br />

$<br />

47,995<br />

2022 LandCruiser300 VX<br />

•3.3LTwin TurboVG, leather, 7-Seater<br />

•5-Star Safety, Santav, 360 Camera<br />

•Only 9,250kms<br />

$<br />

149,995<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Alloys<br />

•Camera, Satnav, Keyless<br />

•Only 54,850kms<br />

$<br />

51,995<br />

2022 Hilux4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, allset to go to work<br />

•VeryLow 6050Kms<br />

$<br />

61,995<br />

2015Ford RangerXLT 2WD<br />

•3.2LTurboDiesel Auto<br />

•Alloys, Tonneau,ParkingSensors<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

$<br />

23,995<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 $ 57,995<br />

2021 Daihatsu Hijet<br />

•660cc PetrolManual,4WD,Flatdeck<br />

•DropSides, Parking Sensors<br />

•LikeNew<br />

•Only 60kms<br />

WAS$24,995<br />

$<br />

19,995<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 />

•650ccPetrolManual, 4WD<br />

•Tipper Deck, DiffLocker<br />

•Hi-Lo Ratio<br />

•Only 100kms<br />

WAS$31,995<br />

$<br />

25,995<br />

2022 LandCruiserLXSingle<br />

Cab<br />

•4.5LTurbo Diesel V8; Bluetooth<br />

•Toyota Deck, Done less than100kms<br />

$<br />

109,995<br />

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