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Thursday,<strong>May</strong> <strong>18</strong>,<strong>2023</strong> | Issue1046 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Acool head amidst the chaos<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

MaxPaterson duckedinto theANZ’s<br />

Rangiorabranchonarecent<br />

Wednesday afternoon.<br />

Moments later thebankwas being<br />

robbed.<br />

The14­year­old Rangiora High<br />

Schoolstudentwas on hisway home<br />

from the gym,and decided to go to<br />

thebank to sortout his account.<br />

Whilethereaman walkedin, and<br />

Maxquickly realising allwas not<br />

well, briskly and calmlyleftthe bank.<br />

Butwhen he got outsidehedidn’t<br />

bolt.<br />

Instead he slippedintothe dairy<br />

next doorand phoned 111 to report<br />

thebank was beingrobbed.<br />

‘‘Thefellowran outabout 20<br />

seconds after me,’’ Max says.<br />

‘‘ButIwas in thedairy by then.’’<br />

Policehad been alerted to<br />

somethinggoing on, says Max, but he<br />

wasabletogive them detailsand<br />

kept talking to them as patrols<br />

turned up.<br />

‘‘Policewere there within about<br />

five minutes.’’<br />

He went back in to thebank, which<br />

wasinlockdown, fromwhere he<br />

calledhis mum, Edwina.<br />

‘‘Mum, whowas downatNoel<br />

Leeming’s, thought Iwas playinga<br />

prank,’’ he says.<br />

Max’s calm demeanour and quick<br />

thinkingwere recognised by the<br />

bank lastweekwiththe presentation<br />

of acardand voucher.<br />

ManagerAndrew Kellaway<br />

thanked Max on behalf of all staff, for<br />

doing an ‘‘awesomejob, andkeeping<br />

everyonesafe.’’<br />

RangioraHigh School has also<br />

acknowledged hisfeat.<br />

ThePaterson family are incredibly<br />

proudofMax for not losinghis cool,<br />

remaining calm, andsimply<br />

removing himself fromthe bank.<br />

Edwinasaysthe bank has been<br />

amazing, and‘‘incredibly<br />

supportive’’ofMax.<br />

Therehas beenregularphone<br />

calls to home makingsure Max is OK,<br />

andcounselling has been offered,<br />

shesays.<br />

‘‘They gave himawee tourofthe<br />

Awesome job ... Max Paterson, aged 14, with ANZ branch manager Andrew<br />

Kellaway, after presenting Max with acard and voucher for his sterling effort during<br />

arobbery at the bank.<br />

PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

bank,and he got togetherwithstaff,’’<br />

says Edwina.<br />

Whilesomeare labelling Max a<br />

hero,heisquitematter­of­factabout<br />

the whole affair.<br />

He sayswhile he hopes nevertobe<br />

in thatsituation everagain,ifhewas<br />

he woulddoexactly the samething.<br />

Rga airfield in<br />

the spotlight<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Apublic /private partnership is expected to<br />

open upopportunities for the Rangiora<br />

Airfield.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council has<br />

agreed to enter intonegotiationswith<br />

developer Daniel Smith Industries Ltd fora<br />

cost share agreementtodevelop the airfield.<br />

<strong>May</strong>orDan Gordonsaid it was ‘‘anexciting<br />

opportunity for the district’’.<br />

‘‘I think the RangioraAirfield is ajewel in<br />

the crownofthe district.<br />

‘‘Daniel Smith hasacquiredland around<br />

the airfield and we will workwith him to see<br />

what can be achieved.<br />

‘‘With the development going on at<br />

Christchurch International Airport we will<br />

look at what opportunities there arefor our<br />

airfield and we’ve been approached by afew<br />

businessestosee what we can do.’’<br />

The airfield has three runwaysand is used<br />

by both commercial and recreational users.<br />

The council placed adesignation on the<br />

land aroundthe airport in 2020 under the<br />

District Plan to protect it for future<br />

expansion.<br />

An aeronautical study of theairfield has<br />

been completedfollowing avisit by the Civil<br />

Aviation Authority last year.<br />

The study estimatedthere weremore than<br />

40,000 movements ayear on the airfield, with<br />

high incident rates and amix of different<br />

types of aircraft.<br />

This included microlights, general aviation<br />

and helicopters.<br />

The aeronauticalstudymade nine<br />

recommendationsincluding becoming a<br />

‘‘qualifying certifiedaerodrome’’.<br />

Council staff were seeking$150,000 from<br />

the <strong>2023</strong>/24annualplan to assistwith<br />

certification requirements.<br />

Otherrecommendations included<br />

employing an airfield manager, upgrading<br />

the northern taxiway surface, installing<br />

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New chief executive appointed<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

JeffMillward is ‘‘prettyrapt’’ to makethe<br />

chief executiverole permanent.<br />

Mr Millwardhas beenacting<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s chief<br />

executive forthe past10months and has<br />

beenconfirmedasthe new boss.<br />

‘‘The last 10 monthshave givenmea<br />

reallygood insightintothe role,’’ he said.<br />

Stormwater to flow again in Waimakariri<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

‘‘I’ve acted in thepast,soIput my hand<br />

up this time and went forit.’’<br />

He said thelast10months had been a<br />

challenging timewith Covid,high<br />

inflation and staff recruitment<br />

challenges.<br />

Mr Millward nowhas one major<br />

appointment to make­finding anew<br />

finance and businesssupport manager,a<br />

role he hasfilled for14years.<br />

He hasbeen withthe council for 38<br />

years. ‘‘It is really good to representthe<br />

community and the council Ihaveworked<br />

for,for thelast38years.’’<br />

<strong>May</strong>or Dan Gordon said Mr Millward<br />

stood out among‘‘a range of exceptional<br />

applicants’’.<br />

‘‘Jeff stood out as someonewho is<br />

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district,its people, and ourcouncil. Jeff<br />

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Stormwater consents in the<br />

Waimakariri district and Christchurch<br />

can still be granted despite aCourt of<br />

Appeal ruling, says alegal opinion.<br />

The Christchurch City and<br />

Waimakariri District Councils sought a<br />

legal opinion from law firm Buddle<br />

Findlay in abid to resolve astormwater<br />

consents deadlock with Environment<br />

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

The two councils have been waiting<br />

for resource consents to build and<br />

operate stormwater facilities and subsoil<br />

drainage since Plan Change 7tothe<br />

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

Plan (LWRP) was adopted in November<br />

2021.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council and<br />

developers are eager to get asolution<br />

soon, as consents for stormwater<br />

discharge back up in the system.<br />

ECan staff have previously advised<br />

the councils that stormwater basin and<br />

sub­soil drainage activities are<br />

prohibited in over­allocated<br />

groundwater zones under Plan Change<br />

7.<br />

Following the Court of Appeal<br />

decision last year on awater bottling<br />

plant in Christchurch, ECan determined<br />

it was required to consider the ‘take’ and<br />

‘use’ of water together.<br />

The Court of Appeal decision was<br />

subsequently appealed to the Supreme<br />

Court, with the decision still pending.<br />

But in its legal opinion, Buddle<br />

Findlay said the Court’s decision<br />

referred to ‘‘an activity that involves<br />

both atake and use’’.<br />

‘‘We consider the [Court’s] decision<br />

does not require LWRP ‘taking and use’<br />

groundwater rules ...toapply to a<br />

proposal that genuinely involves only a<br />

take of groundwater that has no<br />

associated use.’’<br />

Buddle Finday said LWRP rule 5.6,<br />

referred to as the ‘‘catch­all’’ rule,<br />

appeared to be muddying the waters.<br />

In its ruling, the Court stated:<br />

‘‘We note the council proceeded on<br />

the basis that because there was no rule<br />

specifically governing astand­alone use<br />

of water, the application was properly<br />

considered by the council under what<br />

Environmental benefits ... Stormwater facilities, such as the Beswick stormwater basin in<br />

Kaiapoi (pictured), can provide environmental benefits, says Waimakariri District Council<br />

utilities and roading general manager Gerard Cleary. Pictured are water environment<br />

advisor Sophie Allen (left) and community and recreation general manager Chris Brown.<br />

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[was] described as the ‘catch­all’ rule 5.6<br />

as adiscretionary activity.<br />

‘‘We consider that was awrong<br />

approach in the present context,’’ the<br />

Court ruling states.<br />

ECan has indicated aplan change is<br />

needed and it would take at least <strong>18</strong><br />

months before any new rules were<br />

operative.<br />

But Waimakariri District Council<br />

utilities and roading general manager<br />

Gerard Cleary is pushing to find a<br />

quicker way through the problem, which<br />

is bogged down in legal red tape.<br />

‘‘The court case is only part of the<br />

picture and it is not necessary for that<br />

case to be resolved to find asolution.<br />

‘‘The court ruling talks about the<br />

taking and use of groundwater, but for<br />

stormwater we are not using water ­itis<br />

diversion of water.’’<br />

ECan consents planning manager<br />

Aurora Grant said her council had been<br />

working with the Christchurch and<br />

Waimakariri councils on away forward.<br />

‘‘As with all consent applications, the<br />

applicant needs to provide an<br />

application that fits within our planning<br />

rules and provides environmental<br />

outcomes expected by our community.<br />

‘‘In this instance, we asked the<br />

councils to come back to us with some<br />

options.’’<br />

She said ECan was now reviewing the<br />

legal advice.<br />

Mr Cleary said seeking government<br />

intervention remained an option, if the<br />

issue remained unresolved. In the<br />

meantime council staff were working<br />

with landowners at Mill Road, Ohoka, to<br />

find onsite stormwater solutions.<br />

Mr Cleary said stormwater treatment<br />

facilities provided environmental<br />

benefits for urban developments. It also<br />

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Plenty on offer as RHS careers expo returns<br />

Rangiora’s youngjob seekers will have<br />

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<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ENC), have been held across<br />

the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts.<br />

Kaikourawas welcomed on board at the<br />

officiallaunch of the awards at Waipara<br />

HillsWinery last week, and asimilar<br />

evening was heldatthe Sudima Hotel in<br />

KaikouraonWednesday.<br />

Over 70 from the local business<br />

community turned out at Waipara Hills to<br />

hear about the awards, and ask ENC<br />

personnelquestions about what is<br />

involved.<br />

Guy GrahamofENC says the turnout<br />

was great.<br />

‘‘Thelaunchevent servesasan<br />

opportunity for would­be entrants to learn<br />

what’sinvolvedinenteringthe Awards,<br />

and foreveryone to justget agood<br />

understanding of how the event bolsters<br />

our local business community,and<br />

celebrates theamazing businesses we<br />

have here in <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

‘‘We had abriefpresentation covering<br />

all the key must­knows, followed by lots of<br />

questions forour team and of course,<br />

plentyoftime for networkingand enjoying<br />

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

‘‘As aresult, we’ve alreadyseen some<br />

entries starting to roll in.’’<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awards<br />

are heldevery two years and were first<br />

launched in 2008. Entries are open to<br />

businessesofall sizes and industries<br />

acrossWaimakariri,Hurunui and<br />

Kaikoura.<br />

‘‘We’re really looking forward to<br />

Kaikōura businessesjoining in thisyear,<br />

and hope to see agood turnout at the<br />

Kaikōura information evening,” says Guy.<br />

Kaikōura businessescan registerfor the<br />

freeinformation eveningonthe ENC<br />

website:www.enterprisenorthcanterbury.<br />

co.nz/training­events.<br />

Entriestothe <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

BusinessAwards close on July 7.<br />

The Awards are presented at agrand<br />

GalaEvening, to be held at MainPower<br />

StadiuminRangiora on October 6. Due to<br />

Covid cancellations and restrictions over<br />

the past few years, the <strong>2023</strong> Gala Evening<br />

willbethe first one held since 20<strong>18</strong>.<br />

Withanew venue,more space and more<br />

businesses invitedtojoin in thisyear,this<br />

year’s Gala Evening is not to be missed,<br />

saysGuy. For more information about the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awardsvisit<br />

ncbusinessawards.co.nz.<br />

The wheels keep turning at Bike Project<br />

The Waimakariri Bike Project has anew<br />

co­ordinator to keep the wheels turning.<br />

Rob McLeod has stepped up to fill the<br />

role and support the continuation of the<br />

project.<br />

Rob comes with abackground of<br />

working in the hospital in Christchurch,<br />

but living and cycling in the<br />

Waimakariri district.<br />

He has considerable knowledge of the<br />

local trails and personalities of the bike<br />

culture, making him agood fit for the<br />

role.<br />

The Waimakariri Bike Project is<br />

supported by the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Sport and Recreation Trust, the <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Cycle Club and the<br />

Waimakariri District Council.<br />

Its purpose is to support the<br />

community in repairing bikes and giving<br />

people access to two­wheeled power.<br />

With the help of volunteer bike<br />

repairers and mechanics, the project<br />

has supported more than 150<br />

participants with owning abike, and<br />

another 140 people have had access to<br />

parts and tools to repair their bikes.<br />

Anyone who wants to volunteer or<br />

learn about repairing bikes can come<br />

along to the weekly workshops on<br />

Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm,<br />

or contact the project on Facebook.<br />

New co­ordinator ... Rob McLeod (centre)<br />

has stepped up to lead the Waimakariri Bike<br />

Project.<br />

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<strong>2023</strong> <strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Business Awards.<br />

EnterNow.<br />

If you’re part of a<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

business doing great things, enter today at<br />

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Council prepares for reform<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

The WaimakaririDistrict Council is<br />

preparing for whatever eventuates with<br />

Three Waters reform.<br />

Utilitiesand roading general manager<br />

GerardCleary says his staff are striving<br />

to get the bestoutcome for the<br />

community, regardlessofwhat central<br />

governmentdecides.<br />

The governmentisproposing 10<br />

regional water serviceentities, while the<br />

National Partyhas saiditwill repeal<br />

Labour's changes if elected in October.<br />

‘‘There is still an element of<br />

uncertainty in the finer detailand there<br />

will be uncertaintyuntil after the<br />

election,’’ Mr Clearysays.<br />

‘‘We are planning for all scenarios, so<br />

we can always re­pivot to whatever<br />

eventuates.<br />

‘‘Thekey thing is we are still operating<br />

and maintaining our assets as if we are<br />

the long term owner.’’<br />

The council was also thinking longer<br />

term,with its ocean outfall wastewater<br />

resource consent with Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> due to expire in 2039, Mr<br />

Cleary says.<br />

The oceanoutfall schemewas opened<br />

in 2004toserve the eastern part of the<br />

district.<br />

Oxford has its own land­based<br />

wastewater scheme.<br />

He saysthe council maintaineda<br />

150­year infrastructure plan and funded<br />

depreciation to set asidefunds for asset<br />

replacement.<br />

The oceanoutfall schemehas a<br />

100­year design.<br />

‘‘We would anticipate havingmultiple<br />

consent cycleswith 35­year consents and<br />

we are planning on its renewal, and we<br />

are preparedtoupgrade the treatment if<br />

the standardsare changed.’’<br />

He said the wastewater was regularly<br />

Under construction ... The Waimakariri District Council’s ocean outfall pipeline when it<br />

was floated out to sea before sinking and burying.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT COUNCIL<br />

tested beforebeing discharged through<br />

the outfall, and testingwas conducted at<br />

the beach and in the sea.<br />

Maintenance was carried out everytwo<br />

years on fourdiffusers in the ocean by<br />

commercial divers.<br />

Should the consent not be renewed,<br />

then land­baseddisposaloptions would<br />

need to be considered.<br />

The council did consideraland­based<br />

option on land at Eyrewell,near Oxford,<br />

before building the ocean outfallfacility.<br />

The landwas subsequently sold.<br />

‘‘From an environmental point of view,<br />

the ocean outfallwas considered to be<br />

better for the environment,’’MrCleary<br />

said.<br />

Risks includedeffluent getting intothe<br />

groundwater.<br />

Should the reform proceed as<br />

intended,the ocean outfallwould<br />

becomethe responsibility of the new<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> /West Coast water services<br />

entity, along withthe rest of council’s<br />

water,urban stormwaterand sewer<br />

systems.<br />

The reform processwas creatingsome<br />

uncertainty for staff, but Mr Cleary said<br />

the staff were beingkept informed as<br />

best they could.<br />

‘‘We are just keepingupthe<br />

communication with staff as changes<br />

come out.<br />

‘‘I think the government has signalled<br />

those directly employed in ThreeWaters<br />

will either haveajob guarantee or ajob<br />

offer guarantee, so there seems to be job<br />

security.’’<br />

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This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

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Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

Tide Chart<br />

3<br />

2<br />

1<br />

Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Culture and tradition<br />

mould New Zealand<br />

Earlier this month we celebrated<br />

the coronation of His Majesty King<br />

Charles III.<br />

For many of us, this will be the<br />

only coronationwehave<br />

experienced.<br />

As we celebrate the coronation of<br />

our new headofstate it is timely to<br />

reflect on the history and values that<br />

have shaped our nation.<br />

New Zealand has been moulded by<br />

the convergence of different<br />

cultures and traditions.<br />

Māori werethe firstsettlers,<br />

followed centurieslater by<br />

Europeans who established their<br />

own society.<br />

In the earlydays of the colony,<br />

leadership was based on tribal<br />

structuresand socialstatus.<br />

With the signing of the Treaty of<br />

Waitangi, we all became British<br />

subjects.<br />

Over timewedeveloped a<br />

meritocratic systemwhere<br />

individualsrose to positions of<br />

leadership and influence based on<br />

theirskills and capabilities,<br />

regardless of their background or<br />

social status.<br />

This has createdamore equitable<br />

and inclusivesociety,where<br />

opportunities are available to all.<br />

The British Monarchyhas playeda<br />

significant role in the history of New<br />

Zealand.<br />

However, over time, New Zealand<br />

forged its own nationwith the<br />

British Monarch as its head of state.<br />

Today, the Monarchhas a<br />

ceremonial role, while matters of<br />

stateare decided by a<br />

democraticallyelectedParliament.<br />

Whilesome may question the<br />

heredity principle on which the<br />

monarchy is founded,having a<br />

ceremonial headofstate has many<br />

advantages in that it takes the<br />

politics out of the processand allows<br />

Parliamenttofunction as the<br />

lawmaker.<br />

The British Commonwealth of<br />

Nations was established in 1926<br />

through theBalfour Declaration and<br />

formalisedbythe United Kingdom<br />

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Queen Elizabeth II played a<br />

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geographical regions,religions, and<br />

cultures of the Commonwealth<br />

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The new King promises to build on<br />

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essential for the future of our<br />

Commonwealth.<br />

As aParliamentarian, I<br />

wholeheartedly support our<br />

constitutionalarrangements.<br />

To depart fromthem would be a<br />

very large step.<br />

It is adecision thatshould only be<br />

made by the citizens of New<br />

Zealand, not their elected<br />

representatives.<br />

There are some who wanttogo<br />

back to apolitical structure based<br />

on the heredity principleina<br />

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required to meet our obligations<br />

under the Treaty of Waitangi.<br />

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would be horrified.<br />

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what would end up as afeudal<br />

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judgedbytheir familyline, not the<br />

content of their character.<br />

Livinginafree and democratic<br />

society is aprivilege thatour<br />

forebears worked hard for.<br />

We must honour them by<br />

protecting and building on their<br />

legacy.<br />

Our equitablesociety, while not<br />

without issues guarantees one<br />

person, one vote of equalvalue<br />

which we risk at our peril.<br />

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lost, together we can build on the<br />

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Waimak stays in LGNZ<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Waimakariri<strong>May</strong>or Dan Gordon says<br />

councils need to continue to work<br />

together to getthe bestoutcomesfor<br />

their communities.<br />

Mr Gordon was responding to news<br />

the West Coast RegionalCouncil had<br />

opted to resignits membership to Local<br />

GovernmentNew Zealand(LGNZ).<br />

The announcement followedthe<br />

decision by Auckland Council earlier<br />

this yeartoleave LGNZ.<br />

TheWest Coastand Auckland<br />

councilscited the costofmembership<br />

and ‘‘apoorperformance’’ from the<br />

national body, especiallyonthe Three<br />

Watersreform.<br />

But Mr Gordon said hiscouncilhad<br />

no plans to follow suit.<br />

‘‘Fromamedium sizedcouncil point<br />

of view, the bestway to tackle these<br />

issuesisbyworkingtogether.<br />

‘‘Three Watersreformhas<br />

highlighted theneedtoensure the<br />

voicesofour communitiesand their<br />

concernsare heardand valuedatthe<br />

highestlevel.<br />

‘‘This is the onlyway we canhave<br />

robustand informed discussionsand<br />

ensure we aregetting the best<br />

outcomesfor our ratepayers.’’<br />

Mr Gordon saidAucklandCouncil<br />

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was in ‘‘A unique position’’ in having<br />

the scale and structure to have itsown<br />

relationshipwithcentralgovernment.<br />

‘‘Thismay workfor Auckland, butI<br />

don’t believeitwould be beneficial for<br />

smallercouncils, andWaimakariri<br />

District Council is not looking to leave<br />

LGNZ.’’<br />

Hurunui <strong>May</strong>or Marie Blacksaidher<br />

council haddiscussedthe matter six<br />

months ago,deciding to stick with<br />

LGNZ.<br />

Its positionhas not changed<br />

‘‘Wedecidedtostaywithin the sector<br />

and we don’t haveany currentplans to<br />

revisit that decision,’’ she said.<br />

‘‘Itiscritical to considerthe whole<br />

suite of tools provided through LGNZ<br />

whenmaking thatdetermination.’’<br />

The KaikōuraDistrict Council was<br />

due to considerareportregarding<br />

LGNZmembershipatits next council<br />

meetingon<strong>May</strong> 31.<br />

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Flood risk to the fore<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

The recent cycloneevent in the <strong>North</strong><br />

Island has given Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan)plenty to think<br />

aboutwhen planning for future flood<br />

events.<br />

ECan floodprotection recovery<br />

managerShaun McCracken said it was<br />

time to start thinking about the human<br />

relationship with rivers.<br />

‘‘This was atrulydevastating event<br />

impactingmultiple regions.<br />

‘‘We are not immune in <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Our own experiences in the floods of<br />

2021 were bad enough, but we were<br />

fortunate thatinour case no liveswere<br />

lost.’’<br />

He saidthere were manyfactors to<br />

consider for effective flood risk<br />

management.<br />

This includedengineered<br />

structures, bed level management,<br />

vegetation, ponding /storageareas,<br />

wetlands, land­use planning,weather<br />

forecasting, river flowpredictions,<br />

emergency managementand<br />

insurance.<br />

Climate changewas also having an<br />

impact, Mr McCracken said.<br />

‘‘As our climate continuestoalter,<br />

existing floodprotectionmeasuresare<br />

goingtobetested and design<br />

capacities exceeded in future<br />

deluges.’’<br />

To planeffectively, ECan needed to<br />

adopt‘‘a multi­generational view’’.<br />

As water levels rose, more space was<br />

needed to supportriverflowsina<br />

number of locations.<br />

Any planning needed to recognise<br />

‘‘thedynamismofour rivers and their<br />

catchments’’,hesaid.<br />

‘‘We know that rivers are morethan<br />

just conduitsfor water.<br />

‘‘They also convey millionsoftonnes<br />

of sediment, provideunique habitat<br />

and biodiversity values, mahinga kai,<br />

recreation,the list goes on.’’<br />

Considerationalso needed to be<br />

giventohow compensation was funded<br />

to those forcedtogive land back to the<br />

riverover time, he added.<br />

‘‘Together we can begin to change<br />

the way we live withour rivers, so that<br />

people and communitiesdon’t have to<br />

die with our rivers again.’’<br />

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Helping to help each other<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Helping people meet their<br />

neighbours is one of the aims<br />

of the new <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

NeighbourhoodSupport<br />

(NCNS) manager, Dalice<br />

Stewart.<br />

‘‘Essentially,it’s about<br />

liaisingwith people,creating<br />

street groupsand helping<br />

people to meettheir<br />

neighbours.<br />

‘‘Some Ihave met don’t<br />

even know theirneighbours'<br />

names, despite living next to<br />

them for decades.’’<br />

Dalice says she is<br />

embracing the role after<br />

yearsofworking in the music<br />

promotionsindustry, and<br />

working for NCNS as an<br />

assistant.<br />

She startedworkingparttime<br />

with NCNS five years<br />

ago, while raising her small<br />

children.<br />

NCNS is made up of a<br />

smallcommittee and works<br />

to connectcommunities in<br />

the Waimakariri, Hurunui<br />

and Kaikoura Districts.<br />

Mrs Stewart says NCNS is<br />

now working towards<br />

helping CivilDefence create<br />

emergency hubs in various<br />

locations around the<br />

districts she covers.<br />

‘‘It’s helping<br />

neighbourhoods make aplan<br />

on how to cope withthe next<br />

civilemergency.<br />

‘‘When it happens,<br />

residents will know who to<br />

turn to for help, what<br />

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PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

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NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>18</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Fireand Ice warming up<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Kaiapoi’scoldestevent is<br />

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Kaiapoi children willsoon<br />

have thechance to design an<br />

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Williamssay local children<br />

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to createonthe day.<br />

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Skilful ice artist Cagayat,will<br />

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hosted in the Blackwell’s and<br />

Kaiapoi WorkingMen’sClub<br />

carparks.<br />

“Wewelcome back many of<br />

ourprevious <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

The ice man ... Auckland ice sculptor Victor Cagayat working on a<br />

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aprevious event.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

stallholders whohave been at<br />

our event in recentyears.<br />

“Additionallytherewill be<br />

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‘‘I suppose it’sareturn to the<br />

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Checking your phone while you’re<br />

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causesalot of crashes on ourroads.<br />

Sending or reading atext takes your<br />

eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds.<br />

At 90 kms/hr that’s like driving the<br />

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Doing this during commuting<br />

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more focus on what is happening<br />

around you.<br />

Nobody expects that they’re going<br />

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NEWS<br />

14 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>18</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Knitting for Ukraine<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Get outdoors this winter<br />

with Scott Base<br />

Eclipse<br />

Driving light with side<br />

shooters<br />

$262<br />

Swag Bag Sleeping Bag<br />

$242<br />

Double Swag $799<br />

Winch Kit<br />

$<strong>18</strong>99<br />

Small Recovery Kit<br />

$240<br />

Large Recovery Kit<br />

$448<br />

CAMPING &LEISURE CHAIRS<br />

Deluxe Hard Arm<br />

Chair<br />

$137<br />

Meteor<br />

LED with daytime running<br />

light<br />

7” $289 9” $391<br />

Deluxe Lounge<br />

Camp Chair<br />

$160<br />

6<br />

Roof Racks<br />

Platforms in various sizes to suit your vehicle,<br />

long and short toallow forsunroof,enquire<br />

for pricing<br />

Double Ridgepole<br />

Swag $799<br />

LED Lightbars<br />

Single and dual available<br />

Various styles<br />

from $83<br />

Deluxe Soft<br />

Mid Size Low Back<br />

Arm Chair<br />

Camp Chair<br />

$ 119 $79<br />

Scott Base Amberley<br />

Single Ridgepole<br />

Swag $585<br />

Reco-Traks<br />

(other colours available)<br />

$350<br />

Rooftop Tent<br />

$2270<br />

Cnr Anderson St and Saleyard Dr, Amberley<br />

Ph: 03 314 7539<br />

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Keen knitters have helped the Rangiora<br />

Lioness Club stitch together more than<br />

100 wee jackets, beanies and booties for<br />

babies in Ukraine.<br />

Knitters from Rangiora, Pegasus,<br />

Oxford and even as far away as Timaru,<br />

have responded to the call to help keep<br />

babies, aged up to 12 months, warm in<br />

war­torn Ukraine.<br />

The garments will soon be winging<br />

their way to those in need thanks to their<br />

efforts.<br />

Marrianne Whyte, alocal resident and<br />

Lion supporter, was the inspiration for<br />

the project, and provided alot of wool<br />

and patterns which were distributed<br />

throughout the community by the<br />

Lioness Club.<br />

Anne Thorne, President of Rangiora<br />

Lioness Club says further wool was<br />

Knitting for babies ... Some of the many<br />

jackets and beanies.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

donated to keep up with the demand,<br />

and several knitters supplied garments<br />

knitted with their own wool.<br />

Photographic Club comp<br />

After manyyears of disruption from Covid<br />

19 the KaiapoiPhotographicClub has<br />

returnedtoits normal programme of<br />

events.<br />

Itsfirst competition for <strong>2023</strong> was an open<br />

competition in which club members could<br />

enter up to four images from an genre.<br />

The judge was Robyn Carter.<br />

The club meets twice amonth at the<br />

KaiapoiCoastguard roomsonCharles<br />

Street, Kaiapoi.<br />

Honourswere awarded to: Elk Stag<br />

(Martin Pinkham), Flightofthe Gannet<br />

(Julia Home), Let there be light (Nikki<br />

Lee), Love Endures(Karyn Porter),<br />

Moeraki Sunrise(Richard Laing), Portrait<br />

of aHawk (Richard Laing), Rock Patterns<br />

(Moray Wilson), Setting Boundaries (Barb<br />

Demmocks), Storm Passing (Moray<br />

Wilson), Waterdrop on Dandelion (Sheryl<br />

Crase), and Whats Going On (Denise<br />

Fuller).<br />

Arts on Tour NZ essential<br />

The Balcairn Hall committee is<br />

anxiously awaiting adecision on funding<br />

for Arts on Tour NZ.<br />

It wants to continue to work with Arts<br />

on Tour NZ, but its support is in danger<br />

of disappearing in thefuture.<br />

Aspokesperson says the Arts on Tour<br />

Trust is under threat of restructure due<br />

to funding issues.<br />

‘‘It would be acultural shock to rural<br />

New Zealand without them.<br />

‘‘Arts on Tour NZ events are always of<br />

avery high calibre and it would be<br />

nearly impossible for us to find<br />

comparable performers without their<br />

support.’’<br />

Meanwhile,the New Zealand String<br />

Quartet at the Balcairn Hall recently<br />

was anever to be forgotten musical<br />

experience.<br />

The committee was worried it might<br />

not be appealing, but the hall was almost<br />

full.<br />

The performers shared awealth of<br />

knowledge of classical music.<br />

They explained the history of the<br />

various composers and their varying<br />

musical styles, the nuances of the<br />

musical language and how each<br />

instrument contributed, built<br />

understanding and enjoyment for the<br />

audience.<br />

The energetic expert musicalskills<br />

kept the audience spellbound for the<br />

whole evening.<br />

The instruments, which were all made<br />

in Italy, included anearly400­year­old<br />

violin, a170­year­old cello and two<br />

violins of the same era. The concertwas<br />

made possible in partnership with the<br />

ArtsonTour New Zealand Trust<br />

(AOTNZ)and Creative NZ.<br />

Youth activities studied<br />

Small­bore shooting to St John Youth,<br />

boxing and art —activities all<br />

available for young people in<br />

Amberley.<br />

But what young people would like to<br />

see, and how to access what is<br />

available, is underthe spotlight.<br />

Twenty­two stakeholders working<br />

with youth in Amberley met this<br />

month at Hurunui District Council to<br />

look at what is on offer for young<br />

people, how to signpost activities and<br />

how to fill gaps in provision.<br />

Hurunui District Council Youth<br />

Development Officer Jo Sherwood<br />

said the meeting was the first in a<br />

series of community conversations<br />

that will take place with arange of<br />

representatives, including Hurunui<br />

Youth Council, community, cultural<br />

and sporting organisations, local<br />

schools, the Dead Boring homeschooling<br />

group, local Police and<br />

Inspire Church.<br />

Ms Sherwood said the challenge<br />

that lay ahead wasgettingyoung<br />

people to know about what is on offer<br />

and wheretogotofind out.<br />

Hurunui Youth councillor Aliannah<br />

Thomson said it had been difficult to<br />

find out what was available to young<br />

people when she moved to Amberley<br />

from Wellington ayear ago.<br />

The Rangiora High School student<br />

said she had relied on friends, school<br />

newsletters and social media for<br />

information.<br />

Feedback from rangatahi/young<br />

people has identified arange of<br />

activities that young people want to<br />

see in Amberley.<br />

High on thelist is bike and mountain<br />

bike ramps, tramping and outdoor<br />

activities, gaming clubs, skills<br />

workshops and training, and activities<br />

for young people with disabilities, Ms<br />

Sherwood said.<br />

One of the next steps is to collate a<br />

guide to activities crafted by the<br />

town’s young people and build further<br />

connections among stakeholders and<br />

young people.


Good Street<br />

re-launch<br />

celebration<br />

20 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

10am 3pm<br />

Postponementdate27<strong>May</strong><br />

Live music from<br />

The Curio Club<br />

Compass FMmusic<br />

and giveaways<br />

Facepainting<br />

Drop by, grab acoffee,<br />

have lunch and enjoy<br />

great music<br />

Re-discover Good Street<br />

businesses and the new<br />

street design<br />

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Passion for youth<br />

Tamzyn Murdoch is passionate about<br />

youth and their future.<br />

The 16­year­old Amuri Area School<br />

student says she wants to see change so<br />

youth in her area can experience every<br />

opportunity available to them with ‘‘no<br />

limitations’’<br />

Tamzyn has been selected to take a<br />

seat at the Children’s General Assembly<br />

in Denmark in September <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

There were 80 seats allocated globally.<br />

Tamzyn, who has been aHurunui<br />

Youth Council member for the past two<br />

years, says it will be agreat opportunity<br />

to share what the youth of New Zealand<br />

enjoy, and what they are striving to do to<br />

further their communities.<br />

She wants to share her New Zealand<br />

experiences with the youth from around<br />

the work, and learn about their<br />

experiences.<br />

Tamyzyn applied because of what the<br />

Children General Assembly had to offer<br />

in bringing children from all walks of life<br />

and diverse backgrounds, together, and<br />

setting the stage for children and youth<br />

to develop democratic skills to speak up<br />

and be heard, to initiate change and take<br />

action.<br />

Tamzyn is hard at work fundraising,<br />

and seeking out sponsorship to get<br />

herself to Denmark.<br />

She has run raffles, sold pies, coffee<br />

and hot cross buns.<br />

Unfortunately she is unable to get a<br />

Travel grant to help with partial funding.<br />

On Friday, <strong>May</strong> 26, she is holding a<br />

BINGO evening at the Waiau Town Hall.<br />

Tickets are $20 and include two free<br />

HEATPUMPS FROM<br />

$ inc GST<br />

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Tamzyn Murdoch<br />

Bingo tickets, and acontinuous supper.<br />

Doors open 6pm with first call at 6.45pm.<br />

Meanwhile Tamzyn is looking for more<br />

prizes and sponsorship for the event.<br />

If you can help, or want more<br />

information about Tamzyn’s Denmark<br />

trip email murdochtribe@xtra.co.nz.<br />

Tamzyn is grateful for the support of<br />

the Amuri Area School, Hurunui District<br />

Council, Marina Shearer –Thrive for<br />

life, Amuri Irrigation Grant, Amuri<br />

Rural Women, Amuri Lions and<br />

Kaikoura Lions and numerous<br />

anonymous donors. Also the following<br />

who have helped out with prizes and<br />

sponsorship: AM Building, Hanmer<br />

Four Square, Hanmer Hot Pools, Flora,<br />

Grumpy Merino, Escape Artists<br />

Christchurch, Lashes and Beauty by<br />

Eden, New World Ravenswood, NZ<br />

Warriors, and Rodin Cars.<br />

Dog population to soar<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The dog population in the Waimakariri<br />

District is expected to soarincoming<br />

years.<br />

AWaimakaririDistrict Council<br />

spokesperson says they are expecting<br />

the number of dogstogrow by an<br />

additional 500 to 1000this financial<br />

year.<br />

This is in line with forecasted<br />

population growthratesfor the<br />

district.<br />

There are 14,<strong>18</strong>4 registered dogs in<br />

the WaimakaririDistrict, owned by<br />

8792 people.In the Hurunui and<br />

Kaikoura Districts, dog numbers have<br />

remained mainly staticinrecent years.<br />

In Kaikoura during2022, the District<br />

Council knew of 1202 dogs in their<br />

district, of which 1195 were registered.<br />

Of thisnumber, 52 percentwere<br />

registered domestic dogs and 48<br />

percent were working dogs.<br />

Atotal of seven dog owners were<br />

infringed for failuretoregister their<br />

dogs.<br />

In the Hurunuidistrictover the past<br />

three years, the number of dogs<br />

registered has remainedconsistent.<br />

Hovering around the 5500 to 5600<br />

mark, Hurunui’s dog numbers<br />

represent alarge numberofworking<br />

dogs.<br />

Ownershave until July31toregister<br />

their dogs for the <strong>2023</strong>­2024 financial<br />

year. All three councilsoperate an<br />

onlinedog registrationsystem.<br />

Pricesfor registering dogs have also<br />

remained relatively static over the past<br />

couple of years.<br />

In Kaikoura there is astandard $80<br />

fee for bothtypesofdogs, or a$60 fee<br />

for neutered or spayed dogs.<br />

In Waimakariri, charges are $85 for<br />

non­working dogs,$52 for working<br />

dogs, or $63 for desexed dogs. In<br />

Hurunui, the council charges dog<br />

owners$47 for adomestic dog or $33<br />

for aworkingdog.<br />

Fees are alsooffered at adiscounted<br />

rate for owners of multipledogs.<br />

Puppies need to be registered when<br />

they are 12 weeks old (three months).<br />

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By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

It is a‘‘brave new world’’ for young<br />

people, says aKaikōura youth leader.<br />

Kaikōura youth worker Elbie Burnett<br />

says the earthquakes and the Covid<br />

experience have changed the way young<br />

people see the world.<br />

‘‘It’s anew world, and it’s aworld of<br />

the unknown,’’ she said.<br />

‘‘There’s alot of bullying at the<br />

moment and alot of stress. They have<br />

been through so much.’’<br />

Ms Burnett recently took over the role<br />

of youth council co­ordinator, sharing<br />

the role with former youth council<br />

chairperson Petra Jellyman.<br />

She is also ayouth worker based at Te<br />

Hā o Mātauranga (Kaikōura Education<br />

Trust).<br />

Young people were exposed to alot of<br />

content on social media which was<br />

having an impact.<br />

‘‘There’s alot stuff happening in other<br />

places, especially with what’s<br />

happening in America.<br />

‘‘There’s alack of hope for young<br />

people and asense that the world’s not<br />

going to be OK.’’<br />

Changes in education, in the<br />

workplace and the ever present threat of<br />

climate change are all having an impact.<br />

‘‘There’s so much change constantly<br />

and they never have time to settle.’’<br />

The youth council has begun the year<br />

with 12 members ranging in age from<br />

year 8to13, including anumber of new<br />

recruits.<br />

All of them attend Kaikōura High<br />

School.<br />

Ms Burnett says abusy year is<br />

planned, including youth week events<br />

and the Kaikōura Youth Awards, which<br />

are held every two years.<br />

Youth week runs until Sunday (<strong>May</strong><br />

21), with afull week of events planned at<br />

the high school, including an affirmation<br />

chalk wall, asports day and then afun<br />

afternoon on Friday with asausage<br />

sizzle.<br />

Aquestion and answer session on body<br />

health and mental health was also<br />

planned, with question boxes placed<br />

around the school during the week.<br />

Nominations for the Kaikōura Youth<br />

Awards were open until August, with an<br />

evening celebration planned on<br />

Saturday, September 2.<br />

Young people were supporting the<br />

dark sky sanctuary movement by hosting<br />

acommunity evening as part of this<br />

month’s Kaikōura Dark Sky Expo.<br />

The youth council were also<br />

collaborating with the Kaikōura District<br />

Council to paint amural on the underside<br />

of the Lyell Creek bridge to combat<br />

graffiti.<br />

Arecent sausage sizzle raised funds<br />

for the cyclone relief appeal, Ms Burnett<br />

said.<br />

‘‘We had some people who were down<br />

from the <strong>North</strong> Island for aholiday to<br />

escape and they were just really touched<br />

that people are thinking about Hawkes<br />

Bay and the other places affected.<br />

‘‘It really helps to confirm what we are<br />

teaching our kids, that they have the<br />

power to make adifference.’’<br />

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The other twofarmsare no longer in<br />

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Horace and Jessie’s eldest son Ianand<br />

Fact finding ... Oxford farmer Neville Thompson researched the history of his family farm<br />

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Ian’s eldest son Neville, and his wife<br />

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O.E.G (Old EnglishGame)Bantams.’’<br />

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‘‘Mymost memorable result was winning<br />

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Blackand Colouredsheep breeders<br />

section convener, Pip Sanders, says there<br />

were over 30 entries in her section to<br />

judge.<br />

‘‘Black and colouredwool is becoming a<br />

good earnerfor breederswith pricesper<br />

kilogram far outstripping what normal<br />

sheepfarmersare getting shearinglambs<br />

and ewes.<br />

‘‘A lot of our coloured fleeces aresent<br />

offshore,and there are even breeders who<br />

send 100 percent of their clip offshore.’’<br />

Her role on day oneofthe Golden<br />

Fleece was to weigh the fleeces, open up<br />

the bags and air­dry them before theywere<br />

readytobejudged,<br />

‘‘These fleeces come from all over the<br />

country, from lastyear’s showseason, and<br />

some havebeen sitting awhile, or even<br />

gettingwet in therecent storms, so we<br />

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The group chair for the Perendale<br />

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for the past couple of years due to Covid.<br />

‘‘Ourlast Golden Fleeceshow was held<br />

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is greattosee momentum for the industry<br />

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improving again.<br />

She says it’s difficult at presentfor<br />

sheep farmers as there is little value in<br />

white strong woolfleeces, but fine wool<br />

prices are still good.<br />

‘‘But we all hopethis will improve soon<br />

as we believe in wool.<br />

‘‘It’s afabulousproduct and the Golden<br />

Fleece is agreat way to showcase the types<br />

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Aview echoed by breeder WayneAlison<br />

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‘‘Thereare over 50 entries on show in<br />

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‘‘We had atop quality judge this year in<br />

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Daph driven to succeed<br />

By LINDSAY KERR<br />

SPORT<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>18</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

27<br />

Local rally driver Daph<br />

O’Rourke wants to earn alittle<br />

more respect than simply being<br />

referred to as the girl in arally<br />

car.<br />

The Rangiora­based real<br />

estate agent is preparing herself<br />

to tackle the annual Lone Star<br />

Rally of <strong>Canterbury</strong> on Kings<br />

Birthday weekend in early June.<br />

She is no stranger to the event,<br />

and this year is looking forward<br />

to putting her recently acquired<br />

Ford Fiesta through its paces.<br />

Daph has motorsport in her<br />

blood, but really doesn’t know<br />

where it has come from, as her<br />

parents had no interest.<br />

‘‘I have always liked cars and<br />

always liked seeing them race,’’<br />

she says.<br />

Her passion began at avery<br />

young age, and as a12­year­old<br />

she started racing go­ karts.<br />

This then progressed to the<br />

circuit, and racing her Toyota<br />

Corolla at purpose built facilities<br />

such as Ruapuna Raceway.<br />

‘‘I raced karts until Iwas 16.<br />

‘‘It was something Ihad to pay<br />

for myself, so Ihad to get<br />

afternoon and weekend jobs.<br />

‘This was unlike many of the<br />

kids who Iwas up against, where<br />

probably the majority had other<br />

help,’’ Daph says.<br />

‘‘I learnt alot in this time, and<br />

confirmed the extent of my<br />

passion.’’<br />

The change to rallying came<br />

after afew contact incidents on<br />

the race ­track.<br />

‘‘I didn’t really know much<br />

about rallying —itwas all track<br />

racing with areal interest in the<br />

V8s and watching them on TV.<br />

She initially used aCorolla for<br />

Earning respect ... Rally driver, Daph O’Rourke.<br />

her first rally exploits, but in the<br />

quest to improve, Daph bought<br />

the Fiesta for the start of this<br />

season.<br />

‘‘In five years Iwould like to be<br />

in acar that is capable of winning<br />

the New Zealand Rally<br />

championship.<br />

‘‘I am not saying me<br />

necessarily winning the<br />

championship, but Iwant to be<br />

able to drive the wheels off it to<br />

see what Ican achieve.’’<br />

The rally will again be run in<br />

special stages in the Ashley<br />

Forest, and closed public roads<br />

in the Hurunui District. It will be<br />

around of the Mainland<br />

championship.<br />

The Mainland championship<br />

has been around since 1977, a<br />

series that saw Waikuku’s Alec<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Doig win.<br />

His victory was the start of a<br />

long line of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

drivers who have won both the<br />

Rally of <strong>Canterbury</strong> and or the<br />

Mainland series.<br />

Names that include Brian and<br />

Robbie Stokes, John Silcock and<br />

Les and Matt Summerfield.<br />

Also making headlines at this<br />

level and on the national stage<br />

are Ari Pettigrew and Marcus<br />

Van Klink.<br />

Will Daph O’Rourke be the<br />

next name to add to the list? It is<br />

difficult to suggest odds that this<br />

happens, as few women in New<br />

Zealand have reached this level.<br />

The one notable exception is<br />

Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour.<br />

Daph has the passion and<br />

desire to achieve these heights.<br />

Final Push ... Cure Boating Club’s top eights team narrowly beats the <strong>Canterbury</strong> Rowing Club’s eight, by just 34<br />

seconds.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Curetakes 10km honours<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

After35minutes of fighting<br />

strong riverflows, Cure’s<br />

senior eight rowingteam,<br />

stroked by Alex Fletcher,<br />

managedtosnag line and class<br />

honoursinthe Seathru Bridge<br />

To Bridge 10km race on<br />

Mothers Day.<br />

Battling strong tidalflows<br />

each way on both the Kaiapoi<br />

and Waimakariri Rivers, the<br />

Cure Boating Club’stop team<br />

narrowly beatthe <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Rowing Club’seight, by just 34<br />

seconds with atop time of 35<br />

minutes 12.7 seconds for the<br />

10km longannual race.<br />

Curehad started 10 seconds<br />

behind <strong>Canterbury</strong> and<br />

competitionwas tight, and at<br />

timesclose, as the boats passed<br />

at the mouthofthe Kaiapoi<br />

Riveronthe homeward leg.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> had held the<br />

honours in the two previous<br />

years, so the win was sweet.<br />

The Blakes 9team were third,<br />

amere sixseconds behind them<br />

on corrected time, withthe two<br />

Avon Rowing Club eights<br />

bringing up the final twospots.<br />

The women’seights was won by<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> from Avon with a<br />

fast time which would have<br />

placed them fifth overall in the<br />

mens race.<br />

Atotalof33teams of mixed<br />

agedrowers from 12 clubs, from<br />

as far afieldasWanakaand<br />

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Arecord numberofboatstook<br />

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Each pairofcompeting boats<br />

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Tight battle ensues for semi final placings<br />

RUGBY<br />

Saracens made life hard for itself<br />

in the scrapfor asemi final spot<br />

in its group in the Luisetti Seeds<br />

Combined Country rugby<br />

championship following ashock<br />

21­25 losstolowlyrated Rakaia<br />

on Saturday.<br />

Elsewhere, Ashley and<br />

Kaiapoi, who are also<br />

challenging for top two placings,<br />

dropped points after battling out<br />

a23­alldraw.<br />

Ohoka led Methven29­20 at<br />

half time in group B, but failed to<br />

kick on goingdown 34­28,while<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot comfortably<br />

accounted for neighbours<br />

Hurunui 29­5.<br />

Woodend had no answers to<br />

the powerofthe Waihora<br />

forward pack losing3­48, and<br />

Oxford, afterbeing in touch with<br />

Darfield at the break, went down<br />

24­42.<br />

Pointsafter six rounds:Group A:<br />

Prebbleton 27, Ashley 24,<br />

Kaiapoi, Saracens andDarfield<br />

22, Southern 15, Rakaia 11,<br />

Lincoln Rolleston 7, Oxford 6,<br />

Hornby 5.<br />

Group B: Ashburton Celtic 29,<br />

Waihora 26, Methven 23,<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot 22, West<br />

Melton<strong>18</strong>, Ohoka and<br />

Southbridge 14, Hurunui 12,<br />

Springston and Woodend 3.<br />

AshleyvKaiapoi<br />

Andrew‘Bus’ Dunbar would have<br />

been proud of the effort put in by<br />

both teams as they challenged for<br />

the MemorialTrophy thatbears<br />

his name (as wellasthe Deans<br />

Shield).<br />

Ashleyhosted Kaiapoi in front of<br />

abig crowd on their Club Day.<br />

In an enthralling match,awelltaken<br />

last­ditchtry in the corner<br />

by Kaiapoi winger Reuben<br />

Tiwekasecureda23­23 draw. It<br />

was enoughfor Kaiapoi to retain<br />

both trophies by virtue of being<br />

the holders.<br />

But Ashley took awaythree<br />

competitionpoints for scoring<br />

four triestoKaiapoi’sthree.<br />

Kaiapoi had to settle for the two<br />

pointsfor adraw.<br />

Two of Kaiapoi’s tries were<br />

scoredinthe first half by hooker,<br />

Kafu Misiuata.But he blotted his<br />

copybook in the second half ,with<br />

two incidents of ill­discipline as<br />

the ball­carrier. This put histeam<br />

under extreme pressure,<br />

particularly the second, which<br />

cost him 10 minutes in the sinbin.<br />

Ashley’s left winger KorbynGray<br />

managed aperfect<br />

impersonation of ‘Bus’ Dunbar<br />

when he used all his strength and<br />

determination to bullock his way<br />

over the tryline just before the<br />

interval.<br />

This left Ashleytrailing by 8­12.<br />

Ashley’sforwards gained parity<br />

with Kaiapoi’s in the second<br />

spell,with Josh Duckworth and<br />

Louis James leadingthe charge,<br />

while Jack Regan was rewarded<br />

for asolidgame with atry.<br />

It was the Ashley backs, in<br />

particularthe midfield pairing of<br />

Matt Couch and Anthony<br />

Tavendale, that caught the eye.<br />

The try of the match came from a<br />

piece of brilliance from<br />

Tavendale, who ran aperfect<br />

line, and then with achange of<br />

pace sliced through, without a<br />

hand being laid on him,togive<br />

his team an eight point lead with<br />

five minutes left.<br />

Taine Jacobs­Lawson narrowed<br />

the gap with asimple penalty, but<br />

it was left to Tiweka to provide<br />

the heroics in the final second by<br />

divingspectacularly at the corner<br />

to ensure the two coveted<br />

trophies returned to Kaiapoi.<br />

Ashley 23 (KorbynGray,Corbin<br />

Meecchen, Jack Regan,Anthony<br />

Tavendale tries, Jack Marshall<br />

penalty) drew with Kaiapoi 23<br />

(Kafu Misiuata 2, Reuben Tiweka<br />

tries,TaineJacobs­Lawson 2<br />

penalties,1conversion).<br />

Woodend vWaihora<br />

Woodend hadnoanswers to the<br />

power of Waihora, losing 3­48 at<br />

Gladstone Park.<br />

It competed wellinthe opening<br />

quarter, and an intercepttry<br />

against the run of playwas not<br />

what it deserved.<br />

JordieSwainerepliedwitha<br />

penalty, butthat was Woodend’s<br />

only scoring.<br />

Waihora scored three more tries<br />

in the half to lead 22­3athalf<br />

time, amomentum that never let<br />

up as it engineeredfour more<br />

tries in the second spell.<br />

Woodend hadtwo sustained<br />

spellsonattack —the first<br />

resulted in aknock on with the<br />

line beckoning,and thesecond<br />

when atry looked to have been<br />

scoredbut aforwardpass was<br />

deemed.<br />

The power and size of the<br />

Waihora forwards dictatedthe<br />

flow of the game, but Woodend<br />

never stopped battling.<br />

Half back Jayden Stokesdid an<br />

admirablejob behindthe scrums<br />

and mauls, and Paul Mareko and<br />

Tanu Suavine in the back line<br />

tackled with intent until the final<br />

Star player ... Ashley centre, Anthony Tavendale, on one of his many<br />

strong runs that proved athorn in Kaiapoi’s side.<br />

PHOTO: CRAIG SMITH<br />

whistle.<br />

Woodend 3(Jordie Swainea<br />

penalty) lost to Waihora 48.<br />

OxfordvDarfield<br />

Oxfordhad the measure of<br />

Darfieldinthe firstquarterwith<br />

No 8Jesse Houstencharging<br />

down the righthand blindside to<br />

score in the13th minute. First<br />

five, Toni Joass, converted.<br />

Darfieldwoke up in the second<br />

quarter andcapitalised on a<br />

coupleoflapses in the Oxford<br />

defensive patterntobag acouple<br />

of tries through the middleofthe<br />

paddock, to go into the half time<br />

break up 14 ­ 7.<br />

Oxfordstarted the secondhalf<br />

well but was unabletohold back<br />

arelentless Darfield side, which<br />

eventually tookthe win 42 ­24.<br />

The dynamic Dan Brookergot a<br />

doubleinthe second half —one<br />

of which was afantastic intercept<br />

and 70m runaway to gainOxford<br />

abonus pointonfulltime.<br />

Toni Joass converted. The<br />

athletic 2nd fiveeightViliOgotia<br />

also dotted downinthe 73rd<br />

minute. Oxforddefended well<br />

acrossthe paddock but paid<br />

dearlyfrom lapses in its defence<br />

again in the secondhalf, and for<br />

not making the mostofthe steady<br />

breezeinthe first half.<br />

Oxford’sset piece could have<br />

been better at times, but it was an<br />

entertaining game to watch on a<br />

very goodDarfieldground.<br />

Oxford 24 (JesseHousten, Daniel<br />

Brooker 2, Vili Ogotia, tries; Toni<br />

Joass 2conversions)lost to<br />

Darfield 42.<br />

Saracens vRakaia<br />

In blusteryconditions at<br />

SouthbrookPark, Saracens<br />

dominated Rakaiafor the first 15<br />

minutes duringwhich three<br />

penalties were awarded and a<br />

drivewas heldupover the line.<br />

Two of the penalties were right<br />

out in front of the posts,but the<br />

choice was to pack scrums<br />

instead of taking shots at goal.<br />

Rakaia’s firstforay intoSaracens<br />

territory saw it awarded a<br />

penalty about 8metres into<br />

Saracens half,and converted it<br />

into points.Rakaia then<br />

dominated thenext 15 minutes<br />

and scoredtwo very good tries,<br />

both unconverted to take a13–0<br />

lead.<br />

With justaminute until half time,<br />

and following some good forward<br />

drives,Josh <strong>May</strong>nard scored<br />

beside the postsand Caleb<br />

Pomare­Edwardsslottedthe<br />

conversion, to take the half time<br />

scoreto13­7 in Rakaia’s favour.<br />

It took timefor both teams to<br />

settle into the second half.<br />

Saracens supporters celebrated<br />

when Jordy Smith scored atry,<br />

whichwas converted by Pomare­<br />

Edwards, to putSaracens in front<br />

for the first time 14 –13. But the<br />

lead was short lived. Two<br />

minutes later Rakaia scoredthe<br />

firstofits two secondhalf tries to<br />

retake the lead<strong>18</strong>–14. Its fourth<br />

try was converted, taking the<br />

scoreto25­14 to Rakaia,with 20<br />

minutes to go. With 10 minutes<br />

left on the clock Stacy Baker<br />

scored his team’s third try which<br />

was converted by replacement<br />

firstfiveMarty Lockyer, to leave<br />

Saracens trailing by four. Despite<br />

its best efforts, it couldnot score<br />

again.<br />

Overall, the Saracens ball<br />

retentionwas poor, with too<br />

many wayward passes and knockons,<br />

whilethe Rakaiaplayers<br />

made good groundupthe field<br />

with good support play.<br />

Saracens 21 (Josh <strong>May</strong>nard, Jordy<br />

Smith, Stacy Baker. tries; Caleb<br />

Pomare­Edwards2,Marty<br />

Lockyer 1conversions) lost to<br />

Rakaia 25.<br />

OhokavMethven<br />

Ohokamade aslow start, with<br />

Methven putting the first points<br />

on the board with apenalty<br />

through the boot of Tom Reedie,<br />

who converted allbut one of his<br />

kicksatgoal.<br />

It was followed quickly with a<br />

converted try.<br />

Ohokagot pointsonthe board<br />

with atry to Zane Patterson,<br />

following arolling maul off the<br />

back of alineoutclose to<br />

Methven’s line. But it conceded a<br />

penalty soon after to allow<br />

Methven to to score another<br />

threepointer.<br />

Ben Gold scored in the 20th<br />

minute for Ohoka, after theball<br />

went through many hands, for<br />

him to dot downmidfield.<br />

Ohoka’s No10 Ricky Allin<br />

converted.<br />

It scoredagaininthe 28th minute<br />

through Connor Mackinnonafter<br />

the Ohoka forward pack started<br />

to assert itself with some direct<br />

play.Allin converted. He<br />

followed up with apenaltygoal<br />

soon after. Methven kepthitting<br />

back and was rewarded with a<br />

converted try.<br />

Ohoka’s Sam England linked up<br />

nicely to pop overfor alate try<br />

converted by Ricky Allin, to take<br />

Ohokainto half time 29/20 up<br />

over Methven.<br />

Methven scoredtwo unanswered<br />

triesinseven minutes, one of<br />

whichwas converted, straight<br />

afterhalf time. Tom Reekie<br />

kicked twopenaltygoals, leaving<br />

Ohokathe taskofhaving to score<br />

twicetowin. It fell short by four<br />

points after Felipe Pizarro<br />

Moreno scoredanunconverted<br />

try —34­38.<br />

Players of mentionwere Sam<br />

England, Tom Wedlake. Connor<br />

Mackinnonstood out for Ohoka.<br />

Ohoka 34 (Zane Patterson, Ben<br />

Gold,Connor Mackinnon, Sam<br />

England, Felipe PizarroMoreno;<br />

RickyAllin 3conv, 1pen) lost to<br />

Methven 38.<br />

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The annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast<br />

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NZ’s biggest fundraising campaign.<br />

Each year thousands of Kiwis host or<br />

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patient support.<br />

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lunch and a5km Pink Star walk which<br />

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She was diagnosed with Stage 3breast<br />

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‘‘I had my son Hugo via emergency<br />

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surgeries to remove her tubes, ovaries<br />

and other breast.<br />

‘‘I am now proudly flat­chested with a<br />

58cm scar, which reminds me daily of<br />

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Lee­Anne is passionate about the<br />

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‘‘I have spoken at many fundraising<br />

events, to not only encourage people to<br />

donate, but to also know ‘their normal’.<br />

‘‘To make sure they are checking their<br />

breasts regularly and booking in for<br />

Know your normal ... Lee­Anne Murray is<br />

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their mammograms.<br />

‘‘This goes for men too! Iplead that if<br />

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all, to visit their GP.’’<br />

Lee­Anne’s Pink Ribbon lunch is part<br />

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<strong>May</strong> 25 is the official Pink Ribbon<br />

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Lee­Anne’s Pink Ribbon lunch will be<br />

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(Luke 11:52)<br />

JESUS SHALL REIGN ON<br />

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are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of HIS<br />

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Revelation 11:15.<br />

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HURUNUI DISTRICT COUNCIL AND<br />

ENVIRONMENTCANTERBURY<br />

RATINGINFORMATION DATABASE<br />

AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION<br />

The Council gives notice, under Section 28(Paragraph<br />

4) of theLocal Government(Rating) Act 2002, that the<br />

Rating Information Database is available for inspection<br />

at the HurunuiDistrict Council Office, 66 Carters Road,<br />

Amberley between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to<br />

Friday(excluding publicholidays).<br />

The Rating Information database (rating information<br />

only) may also beviewed on the Council’s website at<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz<br />

TheRatingInformation Databasecontainsall information<br />

required to setand assess rates.<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>May</strong> <strong>18</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Public Notices<br />

<strong>2023</strong> CLARENCE RESERVE SOUTH CONTROL OPERATION<br />

33<br />

Vector Free Marlborough (VFM) wishes to advise the public of its intention to aerially apply<br />

the toxin Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) to parts of the Clarence Reserve for the purpose of<br />

controlling possums. The Clarence Reserve South operation is being carried out on behalf<br />

of OSPRI as part ofits TBfree New Zealand programme, which aims to eradicate bovine<br />

tuberculosis from wildlife vectors that pose arisk to farmed cattle and deer.<br />

Description of Area<br />

The Clarence Reserve South permission area takes in approximately 40,000 hectares<br />

between the Amuri Range, the Seaward Kaikoura Range and the Clarence River and is<br />

part ofthe Ka Whata Tu oRakikouia Conservation Park. The boundary ofthe permission<br />

area extends from Mt Goosey heading north to the Clarence River and following the<br />

Clarence River to the Clarence River/Seymour Stream confluence and then proceeds<br />

east to Red Hill, northeast to Limestone Hill and across to Fidget Spur. The permission<br />

boundary then follows the Fidget Spur south towards the Seaward Kaikoura Range and<br />

then proceeds to Warder Neck at the head of the Kahutara River and then follows the<br />

Seaward Kaikoura Range to Palmer Saddle. The permission area then proceeds south<br />

along the western side of the Conway River and then proceeds along the lower Cloudy<br />

Range ridge to the Amuri Range and back to Mt Goosey.<br />

Most land in the permission area is administered by the Department of Conservation but<br />

several tracts of land held by various private and institutional owners are also included.<br />

Coordination with affected leasehold farming operations remains in place. Adetailed map<br />

may be obtained from VFM as per contact details below.<br />

Commencement Date<br />

Subject to favourable weather, control is now planned to commence from 01 June<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, with the aerial application of non-toxic, dyed green cereal pre-feed pellets. This<br />

will be followed approximately 7-10 days later by the aerial application of bait containing<br />

biodegradable sodium fluoroacetate (1080). In addition to aerial methods, supplemental<br />

ground control, using hand-laid 1080 pellets may be undertaken around sensitive areas<br />

and other places unsuitable for aerial methods.<br />

All work is weather dependent, and commencement may be later than indicated. In the<br />

event of an extended delay, further notices will be placed to advise the public.<br />

Bait Description<br />

Aerial and ground control using 1080:<br />

• Pre-feed -Non-toxic cereal-based pellet, approximately 16 mm long, cinnamonlured<br />

and dyed green<br />

• Toxic bait -Cereal-based pellet, approximately 16 mm long, cinnamon-lured and<br />

dyed green with atoxic loading of 0.15% Sodium fluoroacetate (1080).<br />

Prefeed and 1080 bait for aerial and ground application will contain deer repellent where<br />

consent conditions allow.<br />

Precautions<br />

The public are reminded of the danger that toxic baits and possum carcasses pose,<br />

particularly to children and dogs.<br />

• DONOT TOUCH OR EAT BAITS<br />

• Children must be kept under strict supervision in the control area<br />

• Dogs must be kept under strict control at all times and not have access to, or<br />

be taken into, the control area, as they are particularly susceptible to harm from<br />

contact with toxic baits and poisoned carcasses. The risk that poisoned carcasses<br />

pose to dogs may extend downstream of the control area.<br />

• Toxin warning signs will be installed at main public entry points and the public are<br />

reminded that it is an offence to remove this warning signage. Please follow the<br />

instructions on the signs.<br />

• Game animals should not be sold or taken for eating from within or adjacent to this<br />

area until it is declared clear of pesticides.<br />

If you suspect poisoning<br />

Contact your local hospital, or dial 111<br />

National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON -0800764 766<br />

Inthe case of adomestic animal being poisoned, contact alocal veterinarian<br />

For further information please contact:<br />

Operation Controller -Clarence Reserve South<br />

Vector Free Marlborough<br />

PO Box 5171, Springlands, Blenheim 7241<br />

Free Phone: 0508 548 008 |E-mail: communications@vectorfree.co.nz<br />

Website: www.vectorfree.co.nz<br />

OSPRI helps protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand’s primary industries and currently<br />

runs the TBfree and National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programmes.<br />

Pushbikes Rangiora gives public notice that the<br />

following goods and services remain uncollected<br />

and unpaid:<br />

Matthew Ellmers, Scott Spark Black/Yellow Mountain<br />

Bike - $0<br />

Amy Huddleston,Scott Genius Blue Bike - $0<br />

Darren Hodge, Merida Black/Green Mountain Bike &<br />

Merida Black/Red/WhiteRoad Bike -total $531.94<br />

Shane Nolan, Avanti Barracuda Black Mountain Bike<br />

-total $<strong>18</strong>9.46<br />

Unless payment is made in full and the goods are<br />

collected by 30 th <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong>, they will be disposed of<br />

by way of apublic auction. The auction will take place<br />

on 1 st June <strong>2023</strong> and will be conducted on Trademe<br />

under the business account ‘Pushbikes’, which can be<br />

found at https://www.trademe.co.nz/stores/pushbikes.<br />

For more information, please contact Tyla at Pushbikes<br />

Rangiora on 03 313 5298 or rangiora@pushbikes.co.nz<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Good Street Re-launch<br />

GoodStreetislooking greatnow that all theimprovement<br />

work is complete.We’dlove foryou to come andjoin us<br />

forthe officialre-launch onSaturday 20 <strong>May</strong> 10am–3pm.<br />

Therewillbelivemusic, face painting andgiveaways.<br />

Come on down to see whatwe’ve done andrediscover all<br />

theawesome businessesonthe new look GoodStreet.<br />

Emergency Mobile Alert Test<br />

NZ Civil Defence will betesting the Emergency Mobile<br />

Alert (EMA) system on Sunday 28 <strong>May</strong>, between 6–7pm.<br />

The alert will be broadcast from cell towers across<br />

New Zealand to all capable phones. So, you don’t need<br />

to download an appor subscribe to aservice to receive it.<br />

In a real-life emergency situation, analert may be sent<br />

to target areas affected by serious hazards. If you get<br />

an alert, stop, read the message, and take it seriously.<br />

It will tell you what the emergency isand what to do. It<br />

will also tell you which agency sent the message and if<br />

needed, where to go for more information.<br />

Emergency Mobile Alerts are not meant to replace<br />

other emergency alerts or the need to take action aer<br />

natural warnings. Don't wait for an official warning if<br />

you feel your life isindanger. Take immediate action.<br />

Find out more about Emergency Mobile Alerts<br />

getready.govt.nz/en/prepared/stay-informed/<br />

emergency-mobile-alert<br />

Civil Defence Volunteer Team<br />

Exercise Waimakariri<br />

Civil Defence Emergency Management will be hosting a<br />

mock Alpine Fault emergency management exercise in<br />

the Sovereign Palms area based out of Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong><br />

School on Saturday 20<strong>May</strong>.<br />

Trainedvolunteers fromNZRT12, the DistrictWelfare Team<br />

and Sector Post teams will be practicing howtoset up and<br />

operate aCommunityEmergency Hub andaCivil Defence<br />

Centre (CDC), as well as conducting some field operations.<br />

Teams willbevisitingsomehouses in theneighbourhood to<br />

simulate conducting needs assessments.<br />

This isalso an opportunity for the community to come<br />

and see what happens during an emergency event. The<br />

public is invited tocome along to Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> School<br />

anytime between 9–11am, and either watch orget<br />

involved by role playing as evacuees for our volunteers.<br />

If you have any questions or would prefer that our teams<br />

not visit your property, please contact the Council at<br />

0800 965 468 or email civildefence@wmk.govt.nz.<br />

Quarry Hearing Postponed<br />

The Hearing Commissioners have adjourned the<br />

hearing for the Woodstock Quarries Limited quarry<br />

and landfill proposal.<br />

Woodstock Quarries Limited has submitted resource<br />

consent applications to Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong>(ECan)<br />

andWaimakaririDistrictCouncil.<br />

The Hearing Commissioners have adjournedthe hearing<br />

dueto commence nextweekonTuesday 16 <strong>May</strong> through<br />

to Friday 19<strong>May</strong> and continuingonMonday22<strong>May</strong> to<br />

Wednesday24<strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

The hearing has been adjourned toallow changes to<br />

the proposal by the applicant to be assessed<br />

and enable submitters toconsider and respond to<br />

the changes.<br />

The hearing will now beheld Monday 3July to<br />

Wednesday 5July, Friday 7July and continue on<br />

Monday 17 July through to Wednesday 19 July <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Formoredetails,please visit theEnvironment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

website ecan.govt.nz<br />

Rating Information<br />

Database Available<br />

for Inspection<br />

The Waimakariri District Council and<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> (Waimakariri<br />

District properties only) Rating Information<br />

Database is available for inspection.<br />

The Rating Information Database may be viewedfor free<br />

at the Council’sRangioraService Centre,215 High Street,<br />

Rangiorabetween the hours of 8.30am to 5pm,Monday<br />

to Friday,excludingpublicholidays.<br />

The RatingInformationDatabase(rating informationonly)<br />

may be viewed at the Council’swebsite waimakariri.govt.nz<br />

The RatingInformationDatabasecontains arecordof all<br />

information required forsetting and assessing rates.<br />

Sign Up for Dog Registration by Email<br />

UPDATE DOG REGISTER<br />

DETAILS NOW<br />

Dog registrations for <strong>2023</strong>/24 are just around<br />

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

details are uptodate and to sign up to have<br />

your registration emailed.<br />

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

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

passed away?<br />

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

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

to transfer?<br />

If youanswered yes to any of thosequestions, you’ll<br />

need to let us know. Visit waimakariri.govt.nz and fill<br />

in aform atDogs Online, phone us on 0800 965 468<br />

or call into any Council Service Centre<br />

Ensuring your dog is microchipped, wearing acurrent<br />

registrationtag andyour contact detailsare up to date<br />

makes it easierfor us to return your dog home whenlost.<br />

We can now send information and reminders by text<br />

message to the mobile number provided on your<br />

registration form.<br />

To receive registration renewal by email, send an<br />

email to office@wmk.govt.nz from the address<br />

you would like your registration notice sent to.<br />

Save your old<br />

batteries…<br />

Drop your used household<br />

batteries at the battery<br />

recycling station atyour<br />

local transfer station.<br />

—<br />

Find out more recycling tips<br />

at rethinkrubbish.co.nz<br />

Temporary Road Closure<br />

Various Roads in Cust<br />

The Council has received an application to<br />

temporarily close the following roads for the<br />

period shown for the Cust Rally Sprint.<br />

Roads to be Closed<br />

• Tippings Road closed from 168 Tippings Road to<br />

Ashley Road<br />

• AshleyRoadclosed from Tippings Road to<br />

172 Ashley Road<br />

• Terrace Road closed from 825 Terrace Road to<br />

Ashley Road<br />

• Glews Road closed from 102 Glews Road to<br />

Ashley Road<br />

• Leslies Road closed from Glews Road to<br />

40 Leslies Road.<br />

Period of Closure<br />

8am–5pm, Saturday 1July <strong>2023</strong><br />

rethinkrubbish.co.nz<br />

Detours will be in place.<br />

This closure is made in accordance with Section<br />

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

Government Act 1974 and will apply to all vehicular<br />

traffic with the exception of the Fire Service,<br />

Ambulance, Police, Council vehicles and other<br />

vehicles authorised by the Council.


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Public Notices<br />

Give usyour<br />

feedback<br />

Fourth Rates<br />

Instalment Due<br />

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

instalment of rates is due on 20 <strong>May</strong>.<br />

Please note that a10% penalty will beadded<br />

to any part of the fourth instalment that<br />

remains unpaid aer 27 <strong>May</strong>.<br />

If you are having difficulty paying your<br />

rates, we encourage you toget in touch<br />

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

through payment options.<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 youare 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 />

Atip to makesure<br />

your bin is emptied…<br />

How you place your bin helps tomake<br />

sure it’s emptied oncollection day.<br />

Help usout by spacing bins at least half<br />

ametre apart for the collection arm to<br />

lift them and put smaller bins in front of<br />

larger ones so the driver can see them.<br />

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Find out more collection tips at<br />

rethinkrubbish.co.nz<br />

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NOTIFICATION OF IMPENDING COMMENCEMENT –<br />

ISOLATED HILL PREDATOR CONTROL<br />

Vector Free Marlborough (VFM) wishes to advise landowners andother interested parties<br />

of its intention to aerially apply the toxin sodium fluoroacetate (1080) for the purpose of<br />

controlling possums, stoats, and rats in the Isolated Hill Scenic Reserve from 1st June<br />

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

The operation is being carried out by Vector Free Marlborough (VFM) on behalf of the<br />

Department of Conservation (DOC) to protect vulnerable native species from introduced<br />

predators.<br />

Description of the area<br />

The Isolated Hill Scenic Reserve is approximately 3,400ha and is mostly contained<br />

within the catchments of two southbank tributaries of the Waima (Ure) River. The<br />

reserve is surrounded on all sides by developed farmland with Protected Private Lands<br />

(PPL’s; 590ha) that have been negotiated with neighbours on the northern and western<br />

boundaries to exclude domestic stock from areas of remnant forest presently outside but<br />

adjoining the reserve.<br />

Public Access &RecreationalFacilities<br />

The treatment area covers over the Sawcut gorge track to Isolation Hut, through to Brian<br />

Boru Bivvy, Napolean Bivvy, and sections of the Zoo Hut track. The affected sections<br />

of tracks will be restricted to public access whilst the aerial application of toxic bait<br />

takes place. Please note Sawcut Gorge track is closed. Huts will have water supplies<br />

disconnected and provided with alternative drinking water supplies in accordance with<br />

Public Health Permit conditions, along with warning signs and factsheets in place before<br />

the operation commences.<br />

Toxin warning signs will be in place at all track entrances immediately prior to the<br />

application of toxic bait. Advisory signage will also be installed at key sites prior to nontoxic<br />

prefeed application.<br />

Commencement Date<br />

The Isolated Hill operation is scheduled to commence from 1st June <strong>2023</strong>. The operation<br />

will begin with the aerial application of non-toxic cereal prefeed pellets. This will be<br />

followed five or more days later by the aerial application of cereal pellets containing<br />

biodegradable 1080.<br />

All work is weather dependent and people intending to visit the affected area before<br />

1st June <strong>2023</strong> are advised to check the VFM and DOC websites for the status of the<br />

operation, and/or seek up-to-date information from the DOC office in Renwick.<br />

Bait Description<br />

Prefeed: Non-toxic cereal-based pellet, approximately 16mm long, cinnamon-lured and<br />

non-dyed (sandy coloured).<br />

Toxic bait: Cereal based pellet, approximately 16mm long, cinnamon-lured and dyed<br />

green with atoxic loading of 0.15% sodium fluoroacetate (1080).<br />

The aerial operation will use helicopters equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)<br />

hardware and calibrated buckets to ensureaccurate placement and adherence to consent<br />

conditions.<br />

Precautions<br />

This pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. The public are reminded of<br />

the danger that toxic baits and possum carcasses pose, particularly to children and dogs.<br />

Children should be kept under strict supervision in the treatment area. Dogs should be<br />

kept under strict control at all timesand not haveaccess to, or be takenintothe treatment<br />

area as they are particularly susceptible to accidental poisoning through contact with<br />

1080 bait and poisoned carcasses. The risks of poison carcasses to dogs may extend<br />

downstream of the control area.<br />

Game animals should not be sold or taken for eating from within or adjacent to this area<br />

until it is declared clear of pesticides.<br />

Warning signs will be erected atall main public entry points and the public are reminded<br />

that it is an offence to remove any of these signs. Warning signage will remain in place<br />

until monitoring indicates that bait and carcasses no longer contain pesticide residues.<br />

Observe the following precautions whenever you see toxin warning signs present:<br />

•DONOT touch bait<br />

•WATCH CHILDREN at alltimes<br />

•DONOT EAT animals from this area or from within the “buffer zone” outside the<br />

treatment area boundary. The buffer zone is200m for rabbits, 1km for hares, tahr,<br />

wallabies and possums, and 2kmfor deer,pigs and any other animals.<br />

•DEADLYTODOGS, do not allow dogs access to animal carcasses<br />

**If yoususpect poisoning<br />

Contact your local hospital, or dial 111<br />

National Poisons Centre 0800POISON – 0800 764 766<br />

In thecase of adomestic animal being poisoned,contact alocal veterinarian.<br />

For further information please contact the Isolated Hill Operation Controller:<br />

Vector Free Marlborough<br />

Department of Conservation<br />

PO Box 5171<br />

Renwick Office<br />

Springlands<br />

Gee Street<br />

Blenheim 7241<br />

Renwick<br />

Ph: 0508 548 008 Ph:03572 9100<br />

Email: communications@vectorfree.co.nz Email: renwick@doc.govt.nz<br />

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Please RSVP to<br />

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security cameras, Kaiapoi<br />

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Rangiora High School<br />

2024 Out of Zone Enrolments<br />

The Rangiora High School Board has determined<br />

that out of zone enrolments will be accepted for those<br />

students who have attending RHS siblings in 2024<br />

(Priority 2).<br />

Applications for out of zone enrolments close on<br />

Friday 28 July <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

For further information please contact (03) 31<strong>18</strong>888 or<br />

email enrolments@rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

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Possum Control –Poison Warning<br />

Downer wishes to advise that aground-based possum<br />

control operation will be taking place to keep possum<br />

numbers under control to prevent spread of TB. This<br />

operation will be conducted as part of the TBfree<br />

New Zealand programme.<br />

Areas covered: This operation covers 16,720 hectares<br />

of hill country adjacent tothe Hanmer, Hossack and<br />

Clarence Rivers.<br />

Operation date: 15 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> to 22 December <strong>2023</strong><br />

Poisoning methods used on this operation include:<br />

Potassium cyanide: Possum habitat will be targeted<br />

using Feratox cyanide capsules and Cyanide paste.<br />

Feratox will be placed in anon-toxic peanut paste, either<br />

inside biodegradable blue bait bags or in bait stations.<br />

Bags and bait stations will be attached to trees or posts in<br />

suitable habitat. Cyanide paste will be laid by hand onthe<br />

ground or contained within plastic bait stations.<br />

Traps will be being used throughout the area in<br />

conjunction with poisoning methods. The public is warned<br />

to take care inthese areas and not to remove carcasses<br />

or baits. Baits are toxic to people and animals.<br />

General warning<br />

• Donot touch poison bait /traps<br />

• Donot touch poisoned possum carcasses<br />

• Keep pets under supervision<br />

• Donot leave children unattended<br />

• Follow the advice on the poison warning signs<br />

If you suspect poisoning<br />

• Contact your local hospital, or dial 111<br />

• National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON –0800 764 766<br />

• In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned,<br />

contact alocal veterinarian<br />

For further information (including maps of the<br />

operational area), contact the operator:<br />

Project Supervisor, <strong>North</strong>ern South Island,<br />

0508 392 355<br />

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Public Notices<br />

Drinking Water –<br />

Plumbosolvency Health Notice<br />

In New Zealand, most drinking water is<br />

plumbosolvent, which means it can dissolve very<br />

small amounts of metals from older pipes or from<br />

metal fittings such as taps.<br />

As an example, when you turn off atap there will be<br />

asmall amount of water left in the tap body. If this<br />

water is left sitting inthe tap for hours it may<br />

dissolve metals from the tap body.<br />

Although the health risk is negligible, your local<br />

Council is recommending that all households flush a<br />

cup of water from their drinking water taps each<br />

morning before use.<br />

This is in line with the Drinking Water Standards for<br />

New Zealand.<br />

All households are advised to take this precaution,<br />

whether they are on apublic orprivate water<br />

supply.<br />

If you want toknow more, check with your plumber<br />

or contact your local Council for more information.<br />

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other items.<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

Rangiora High School<br />

Basketball Floor Co-ordinator<br />

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

ends 25 August <strong>2023</strong>. The position is 6hours per week<br />

(3pm-9pm Friday nights).<br />

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

Employment page of our website:<br />

www.rangiorahigh.school.nz<br />

Applications close at 9am on 22 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

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