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Thursday,<strong>October</strong> <strong>26</strong>,<strong>2023</strong> | Issue1069 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Encounteringnature in Kaikōura<br />

Robyn Bristow talks to Lynette Buurman, the business manager of Encounter Kaikōura, the winner of the MainPower Supreme Award at the<br />

recent <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awards. The business is amulti-faceted tour operation offering two worldclass experiences plus abeachfront<br />

café and gift shop. Swim with or watch the dusky dolphins on their Dolphin Encounter tour, or join the Albatross Encounter to view the<br />

extraordinary range of seabird species found along the Kaikōura Coast.<br />

A focus on customer service and agreat<br />

team delivering agreat experience has<br />

seen Encounter Kaikōura become a<br />

world­class attraction for visitors to the<br />

seaside town.<br />

The business had humble beginnings,<br />

burgeoning into an experience that has<br />

hosted guests from across the globe.<br />

Business manager Lynette Buurman,<br />

says the experience offered by her team<br />

includes everything from tours to the<br />

retail shop, and the food and beverages<br />

available.<br />

‘‘It is all about customers, about been<br />

served by agreat team.<br />

‘‘The whole thing is wrapped into a<br />

world­class experience, and Iampretty<br />

proud it happens in New Zealand and<br />

Kaikōura,’’ Lynette says.<br />

Encounter Kaikōura’s business<br />

practices, and relationships within the<br />

business, saw it awarded the MainPower<br />

Supreme Award at the recent <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awards.<br />

Hosted by Enterprise <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, Encounter Kaikōura, which<br />

encompasses Dolphin Encounter,<br />

Albatross Encounter and Café<br />

Encounter, also took out the Hanmer<br />

Springs Tourism Award.<br />

‘‘I was really surprised,’’ says Lynette<br />

who saw the process involved in the<br />

awards as making ‘‘you focus on your<br />

business processes and relationships in<br />

business’’.<br />

‘‘It (the awards process) is dedicated<br />

to how you can do things better, and<br />

looking at what your are doing currently.<br />

‘‘It was apositive experience —and I<br />

think aspirational for me,’’ she says.<br />

In business your time is taken up<br />

operating the business.<br />

‘‘Your rarely put time aside to think<br />

about the business strategy, or look at<br />

different perspectives. It is really hard<br />

to get that time,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘It made me focus differently and look<br />

at what we are doing, and what we are<br />

achieving.’’<br />

A winning team ... Ian Bradshaw,operations manager, Lynette Buurman, business manager and Dennis Buurman general manager,<br />

at acelebration with staff following their award winning evening at the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awards.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Lynette says what it did reveal was<br />

Encounter Kaikōura was still offering a<br />

great experience.<br />

It has been operating for more than 30<br />

years sharing dolphin encounters, and<br />

latterly albatross encounters with<br />

people from throughout New Zealand<br />

and the world.<br />

Its fleet has grown, along with the<br />

respect globally for what it offers<br />

visitors.<br />

‘‘After all we have been through we<br />

are still here ­including the 2016<br />

earthquake ­and we still love what we<br />

are doing and we have agreat team of<br />

people who help to get good outcomes,’’<br />

she says.<br />

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Rural health needs urgent action<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

LocalDemocracy Reporter<br />

Rural healthcareneeds urgent attention<br />

from the incoming Government, says<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black.<br />

Ashortage of GPs and health workers in<br />

the Hurunui district is agrowing concern,<br />

she says.<br />

The National Party campaigned on a<br />

promisetoestablish athird medical<br />

school with arural focus at Waikato<br />

University.<br />

Recruiting GPs, nurses and support<br />

workers to work in rural communities has<br />

been amajor challenge in recent years.<br />

Mrs Black, who previously worked as a<br />

Plunket health worker in the region, said<br />

the demographics of the Hurunuidistrict<br />

provided both challenges and<br />

opportunities.<br />

There was no public transportinthe<br />

district, while an ageing population meant<br />

more than 25 percent of the population<br />

was expected to be over 65 by 2051.<br />

Young people had to sit driving tests in<br />

Rangiora, which meant travelling to<br />

medical appointments could be a<br />

challenge for young and old.<br />

More retirement villages were being<br />

proposed for Amberley to support the<br />

ageing population, which meant retaining<br />

and attracting GPs, nurses and support<br />

workers was vital, she says.<br />

Mrs Blacksuggested medical students<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black<br />

could be bonded to work in rural<br />

communities after they graduate, with part<br />

or all of their student loanwiped.<br />

‘‘They used to do that with teachers, so<br />

perhaps we could look at that with medical<br />

students. We will keep awatching brief as<br />

the new government is formed. It will be<br />

interesting to see where it lands.’’<br />

She says living and working in the<br />

Hurunuialso provided opportunities with<br />

the rural lifestyle. There was adesire to<br />

give back and look for community­led<br />

solutions, she says.<br />

Anexample of this was the Hawarden­<br />

Waikari Community Vehicle Trust, which<br />

provided transport to medical<br />

appointments.<br />

Of the district's five health centres, four<br />

were community owned and ratepayer<br />

funded.<br />

Mrs Black hosted agroup of third year<br />

Otago Medical School students in August<br />

to give them arural perspective on<br />

healthcare.<br />

‘‘It was surprising how little they knew<br />

about living in arural area.’’<br />

The initiative has been running for 10<br />

years, with the students visiting medical<br />

centres, St John, the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Rural Support Trust and alocal preschool.<br />

The Kaikōura district faced similar<br />

challenges, with its over 65 population also<br />

expected to increase to 25% over the next<br />

30 years.<br />

Takahanga Marae hosted 13 tertiary<br />

health students from around Aotearoa in<br />

June on athree­day Noho Marae visit.<br />

The initiative was apartnership<br />

between Te Tai oMarokura, aMaori<br />

health and social service provider in<br />

Kaikōura, and Hauora Taiwhenua /Rural<br />

Health Network’s careers programme.<br />

Lisa Kahu, of Te Tai oMarokura, said<br />

the initiative had been running for several<br />

years to encourage young doctors, nurses<br />

and dentists to work in rural communities.<br />

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ByROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The Waipara Fireworks<br />

display is set to go off with a<br />

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Ahuge display is set to light<br />

up the sky as darkness falls on<br />

Friday,November 3.<br />

The gate opens on the familyorientated<br />

event at 5.30pm, and<br />

entertainment, and activities<br />

will keep everyone busy until<br />

the main event arrives. Alive<br />

band, lolly scramble, face<br />

painting, rides, glow sticks,<br />

Peddlemania, waffles, donuts,<br />

asausage sizzle, hot chips,<br />

hotdogs, sandwiches and<br />

coffee will ensure afun night.<br />

The annual event is run<br />

under the guidance of the<br />

Waipara Fireworks<br />

Incorporated Society. Families<br />

find the atmosphere and space<br />

great for young people to run<br />

around and enjoy themselves.<br />

If anyone is in doubt about<br />

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weather,ring (027) 4816933 to<br />

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Entry is $10 an adult, $5 a<br />

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Preschoolersare free. There is<br />

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From Page 1<br />

Marine mammal tourism started in<br />

Kaikōura in the late 1980's with the<br />

advent of whale watching. The novel<br />

idea of swimming with dolphins<br />

became areality in the summer of<br />

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In 1990 Rik and Ian were issued<br />

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permit by the Department of<br />

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Rik’s brother Dennis Buurman,<br />

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in 1991 and the company was named<br />

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In the 1999/2000 season Rik left the<br />

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ventures.<br />

Today Ian, the operations<br />

manager, Dennis and Lynette<br />

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Ian deals with the boats, the audit<br />

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safety aspects, and compliance for<br />

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back seat today, but Lynette<br />

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‘‘It has been agreat journey. We<br />

started from small beginnings, but<br />

the company has progressed and<br />

expanded.<br />

‘‘We have grown into something<br />

really different from when we<br />

started.’’<br />

And with an eye to the future<br />

Lynette says the focus will be on<br />

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Showtime in Rangiora popular<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Saturday's 150th <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show<br />

in Rangiora had a‘fantastic’ turnout<br />

says Association president Mel Morris.<br />

She says it was quiet at the start of<br />

the day as many people stayed indoors<br />

to watch the Rugby World Cup semifinal,<br />

but as soon as the full­time<br />

whistle blew, there was astrong<br />

upsurge in admissions.<br />

‘‘Wandering around Isaw many<br />

people enjoying themselves and having<br />

agood day.<br />

‘‘The 150th show was always going to<br />

be abig ask to run, and thanks to all the<br />

wonderful committee members and<br />

many other people, we have been able<br />

to put on avery good show,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘The new kids zone arranged by<br />

Rebecca Stewart has proved very<br />

popular, and so have the vintage<br />

tractor and traction engine displays.<br />

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

cattle back in the show, and the<br />

Clydesdales were also awelcome<br />

addition as they were popular when it<br />

all started 150 shows ago.’’<br />

The lure of astrong town and country<br />

atmosphere at the <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show<br />

has kept former committee member<br />

Doug Peter (83) coming back year after<br />

year since the early 1970s.<br />

‘‘I haven’t missed one since 1975,’’<br />

the former Rangiora High School<br />

farmer manager says.<br />

He was 27 when he first came along<br />

to help out.<br />

‘‘It’s still alovely combined town and<br />

country event and Ihave many fond<br />

memories of working at the shows over<br />

the years.<br />

‘‘It’s not just about the show, there<br />

are always alot of fun events the<br />

committee undertake each year and<br />

they are avery social group of people.’’<br />

He says it is alot of fun as he always<br />

meets new people at each show.<br />

‘‘I enjoyed my time helping out in the<br />

main arenas over the years, and now I<br />

have come along to see my grandsons<br />

working and displaying their<br />

contracting equipment at the show.’’<br />

United Kingdom farm worker Louis<br />

Kohlman, who is working in the<br />

district, says it was fun coming to the<br />

show.<br />

His task on the day was as he<br />

described it ‘‘a labour of love’’ to keep<br />

a114­year­old traction engine in<br />

service as part of the vintage vehicle<br />

display at the show.<br />

Lea and Peter Gilmore of<br />

Christchurch visited the <strong>North</strong>ern A&P<br />

Show for the first time and said it was<br />

different but enjoyable compared to<br />

the Oxford A&P Show they usually<br />

attend.<br />

Just before the grand parade started,<br />

eight­year­old Nixon Keane of<br />

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Focused ... Ray Biggs of Nelson puts his all into the wood chopping event at the <strong>North</strong>ern<br />

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He had to pass on his grandfather's<br />

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‘‘My granddad was Tony Moody, and<br />

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George, the five­year­oldsupreme<br />

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Mel Morris finished her day off with<br />

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Rangiora High School plans to build a<br />

community performing arts centre.<br />

Board of trustees chairperson Simon<br />

Green said the school aimed to build<br />

‘‘the premier performing arts centre in<br />

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

Aformal proposal is being prepared<br />

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Principal Bruce Kearney said the<br />

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The proposed 800­seat theatre would<br />

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‘‘We need the voice of the community<br />

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‘‘We want to come together and<br />

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The new facility would be managed<br />

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performing arts schools and<br />

organisations.<br />

‘‘We are growing our performing arts<br />

programme and we want to be known as<br />

aperforming artsschool as well as an<br />

academic school,’’ Mr Kearney said.<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

community and recreation general<br />

manager Chris Brown said the council<br />

has just adopted anew arts strategy.<br />

Recreation Sport and Leisure<br />

Consultancy Ltd has also been engaged<br />

to develop anetwork plan of facilities in<br />

the district and future needs.<br />

Both pieces of work will feed into<br />

next year’s 2024/34 Long Term Plan.<br />

‘‘If there is aneed in the community,<br />

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it, alongside drainage, roading and<br />

extending our libraries,’’ Mr Brown<br />

said.<br />

‘‘The arts are definitely on the<br />

council’s radar and we have had aclear<br />

direction from our mayor and from our<br />

community.’’<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon said he was keen<br />

to hear more about the school’s<br />

proposal.<br />

‘‘I’m achampion and strong<br />

supporter of the arts so personally Iwill<br />

be looking forward to seeing where this<br />

plan lands.’’<br />

The district is well served for<br />

performing arts, with the council<br />

maintaining the Rangiora and Oxford<br />

town halls, while MainPower Stadium<br />

can be retrofitted for concerts.<br />

Kaiapoi High School also has a<br />

340­seat auditorium.<br />

Hartley School of Performing Arts<br />

director Dale Hartley­Brown said the<br />

idea ‘‘sounds exciting’’.<br />

She regularly booked the Rangiora<br />

Town Hall’s 350­seat auditorium for<br />

productions and events, but the venue<br />

had its limitations.<br />

‘‘We definitely need something<br />

bigger. An 800­seat auditorium would<br />

be so good, Icould do less shows and<br />

still make budget.<br />

‘‘We used the school hall after the<br />

earthquakes and the school was<br />

fantastic.’’<br />

Timeframes,cost and how the project<br />

would be funded were still being<br />

worked out, Mr Kearney said.<br />

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CRIME REPORT<br />

Crime reported in the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 17: Vehicle parked in driveway interfered with in Swannanoa, bank cards<br />

stolen &used. Diesel tanker trailer stolen overnight from aGlentui address.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 18: Attempted vehicle theft on Cass Street, smashed quarter lights and<br />

ignition casing, items stolen.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 19: Waikari Scout Hall broken in to, windows damaged. Vehicle broken into<br />

in Pines Beach, handbag and personal items stolen, bank cards used. Attempted<br />

vehicle theft in Amberley, damaged quarter light andignition. AMazda Bounty was<br />

stolen from arural property in Eyrewell. Fishing rod and equipment stolen from a<br />

tent in Poplars Range. ARangiora male processed for excess breath alcohol driving<br />

in Rangiora. ARangiora Optometrists was burgled overnight, offenders smashed a<br />

window and stole multiple pairs of glasses.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 20: Okuku male charged for driving under the influence in Amberley, while<br />

holding an alcohol interlock licence. AMazda Demio was stolen from aRangiora<br />

address overnight. An attempted ram raid of aRangiora Dairy by youths using the<br />

above vehicle. Two other vehicles involved. Access was not gained, the offenders<br />

were arrested by Police and are before the court.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 21: Avehicle parked near Motunau had the window smashed, nothing<br />

stolen. AFord Festiva was stolen in Amberley, offenders are being dealt with by<br />

Youth Aid.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 22: AHanmer Springs male processed for excess breath alcohol driving in<br />

Hanmer. ANissan Patrol was stolen from Johns Road during the early hours. A<br />

suspended driver was charged for driving in the Leithfield area, vehicle impounded.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 23: AKaiapoi Optometrists was burgled overnight, offenders smashed a<br />

window and stole multiple pairs of glasses. Vehiclesbroken into along Aspen Street,<br />

items stolen include tools and bank cards.<br />

Police will continue to target restraints, impairment, distraction and speed in an<br />

effort to get our road toll down. Speed is also alarge contributor to our road toll —<br />

slow down.<br />

Pay attention to the current speed limit, be mindful many have recently changed<br />

on our rural roads.<br />

Vehicles are being targeted by opportunists. Secure your vehicle whenever you<br />

leave it parked on the street or up your driveway under sensor lights. Remove any<br />

items of value. Don’t leave anything in sight. Activate the alarm if you have one.<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Save Waipara Valley was pleased to be<br />

able to address Hurunui District<br />

Council's Glenmark Community<br />

Committee last Thursday.<br />

This was in regard to the proposal to<br />

build an industrial solar plant on 200ha<br />

of highly productive agricultural land<br />

between vineyards on the scenic<br />

Alpine Pacific Touring Route.<br />

The committee was cautioned<br />

against assuming such proposals are<br />

environmentally friendly simply<br />

because they are ‘solar’.<br />

Such industrial­scale installations<br />

have in fact been subject to severe<br />

environmental criticism.<br />

Amidst araft of serious concerns<br />

about the potential impact of the<br />

proposal, the committee also heard<br />

evidence claims made by the<br />

development partnership have already<br />

proved unreliable.<br />

Australian­owned Far <strong>North</strong> Solar<br />

Farm Ltd, and offshore investment<br />

company Aquila Capital Ltd, need to be<br />

honest about the negative impacts<br />

their proposal would have —and be<br />

ready to back up their claims.<br />

Yours,<br />

Elizabeth Kelsey,<br />

Waipara,<br />

SaveWaiparaValley.com<br />

Some dog owners ignore no dogs sign<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Aregular Rangiora Park Lawn Cemetery<br />

visitor says it is disappointing to see offlead<br />

dogs allowed to foul the area and run<br />

about unchecked when the entranceway<br />

has a‘‘no dogs’’ sign.<br />

The woman, who did not want to be<br />

named, says some dog owners do not even<br />

bother to clean up their dogs, and when<br />

told about the Waimakariri District<br />

Council’s ‘‘no dogs’’ sign they get annoyed<br />

and say they are doing nothing wrong.<br />

AWaimakariri District Council’s green<br />

space team spokesman says no issues have<br />

been reported regarding dogs fouling the<br />

area. ‘‘If this is aknown issue at the<br />

cemetery please let us know, or refer<br />

people to call us. The council’s dog control<br />

bylaw is very clear that dogs are not<br />

allowed in cemeteries,’’ he says. ‘‘Rangiora<br />

Park Lawn Cemetery has asign at the main<br />

entrance indicating that no dogs are<br />

allowed. It has been there for years.’’<br />

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OPINION<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Mayor Marie Black<br />

Storms predicted to<br />

be part of our future<br />

The recent windstorm will stickinour<br />

mindsfor along time, given the large<br />

numbers of fallen trees, damaged out<br />

buildings and downed powerlines that<br />

caused so much distress for many in<br />

our district.<br />

The significant weather event<br />

experienced,with high winds, are<br />

predicted to be part of ourweather<br />

patterns in the future.<br />

So in spite of the stress, damage,<br />

time and cost this has caused it also<br />

acts as auseful reminder on how to<br />

effectively manage and plan ourlives<br />

around the key services that we<br />

expect.<br />

Power outages and damaged<br />

networks impacted on the ability to<br />

provide electricity, water and<br />

wastewater services to ourcustomers<br />

right across the district.<br />

Both our council staff and<br />

MainPower staff worked tirelessly<br />

under challengingconditions to<br />

restore services to as many customers<br />

as possible, as quicklyasthey were<br />

able.<br />

Iamheartened to hear of the<br />

gratitude expressed to both<br />

organisations.<br />

Iwitnessed responses from<br />

neighbours and communities to reach<br />

out to the vulnerable, check in and<br />

ensure people were coping OK.<br />

We should all be proud to live in this<br />

district where people take the time to<br />

reach out and help others.<br />

This predictedchanging weather<br />

pattern and intensity gives us an<br />

opportunity to consider what we can<br />

do to help ourselves to manage<br />

through times of crisis.<br />

If you live on arestrictedwater<br />

supply, make sure you have about<br />

three days of storage.<br />

Think carefully about where you<br />

plant trees,and considerthe damage<br />

these may causeasthey have the<br />

potential to uplift water pipes once<br />

they mature, regardless if theseare<br />

council or private water pipes.<br />

Keeping these key messagesinmind<br />

will make life much more manageable<br />

in the aftermath of natural events<br />

such asthe one just experienced, with<br />

co­operation and respect being the<br />

key to successful outcomes.<br />

We arecoming into avery busy week<br />

in our district.<br />

Itrust all our Hurunui Garden<br />

Festival hostgardens have asuperb<br />

time inviting many visitors to your<br />

beautiful gardens.<br />

Ican only imagine the busytimes<br />

you will have all had since the<br />

horrendous winds to ensure your<br />

gardens are perfect for viewing.<br />

Ihope you allhave afabulous week,<br />

also avery successful Fete in Hanmer<br />

Springs, and an enjoyable Amberley<br />

A&P Show —this is agreat time for<br />

our district to showcasemany of our<br />

special attributes so get outand enjoy<br />

them.<br />

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Uncertain future?<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s councils face an<br />

uncertain future as they balancerising<br />

costs against the need to keep rates<br />

affordable.<br />

Hurunui, Kaikōura and Waimakariri<br />

district councils arebeginning work on<br />

next year's 2024/34 Long Term Plan,<br />

which sets out the activities, services<br />

and finances for the next 10 years.<br />

Increasing costs, high interest rates,<br />

climate change, conflict overseas and a<br />

change of Government are causing<br />

headaches for the councils.<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black says the<br />

council has been holding workshops<br />

with staff to understand the<br />

‘‘complexities’’they faced.<br />

This included balancing the rising<br />

cost of ‘‘unfunded mandates’’ from<br />

central government, the cost of<br />

maintaining assets and core services,<br />

and the need for new capital projects,<br />

she said.<br />

Council chief executive Hamish<br />

Dobbie says roading remained the<br />

biggest issue in the Hurunui district.<br />

‘‘It is abalancing act. How do we<br />

deliver the services the community is<br />

telling us they want and keep it<br />

affordable.’’<br />

Mrs Black says the dilemma for<br />

councils was not knowing how much<br />

road funding was coming from Waka<br />

Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency.<br />

The new Government was also<br />

expected to revise the Government<br />

Policy Statement on land transport,<br />

creating more uncertainty.<br />

‘‘Everycouncil puts in their bid, but<br />

thereisalotofpressure on roading<br />

networks nationally,’’ Mr Dobbie said.<br />

‘‘We are building acase for more<br />

funding for the level of serviceour<br />

community wants.’’<br />

The council's 286 bridges, most of<br />

them dating back to the 1950s and 1960s,<br />

wereinneed of maintenance.<br />

‘‘If you think about the lifeofthose<br />

bridges and what it means to the<br />

network, they play an important role in<br />

getting goods and services to market<br />

and getting kids to school,’’ Mrs Black<br />

said.<br />

Speaking at arecent workshop,<br />

Kaikōura DistrictCouncil corporate<br />

services senior manager Peter Kearney<br />

said councils were operating in<br />

‘‘uncertain times’’.<br />

He said councillors needed to<br />

consider whether they wanted a‘‘no<br />

frills’’ budget or to be more ambitious.<br />

While inflation has dropped to 5.6<br />

percent, interest rates were predicted<br />

to remain high until the end of next year<br />

or early 2025.<br />

Domestic tourism was up throughout<br />

New Zealand, but international tourism<br />

had yet to return to pre­Covid levels.<br />

Kaikōura District Council chief<br />

executive Will Doughty says most<br />

councils are ‘‘banking’’ on having Three<br />

Waters infrastructure on their books for<br />

the next three years, so this had been<br />

been factored into budgets before the<br />

election. National campaigned on<br />

getting rid of Three Waters reforms.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon says<br />

the council is in astrong financial<br />

position, but the next 12 months will be<br />

challenging.<br />

‘‘We need to look carefully at our<br />

budgets as we go into the Long Term<br />

Plan. Our neighbours are already<br />

talking about significant rate increases<br />

unless there are significant cuts to<br />

services.’’<br />

Waimakariri DistrictCouncil chief<br />

executive Jeff Millward says the council<br />

is facing ‘‘significant impacts’’ from<br />

climate change, with astorm on <strong>October</strong><br />

14 being the latest in astring of<br />

damaging weather events.<br />

Last month, the council approved a<br />

plan to establishaninfrastructure<br />

resilience team to lead flood recovery<br />

efforts and to create apermanent fund<br />

for extreme weather events.<br />

Public interest journalism funded<br />

through New Zealand on Air.<br />

Programme being introduced to ensurenoone dies alone<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Rangiora man Dave Cartwright says noone<br />

should die alone’<br />

Mr Cartwright says from time to time<br />

there are people with no family or<br />

friendstobewith them to share their<br />

last moment.<br />

He is behind forming a<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> branch of NODA ­Noone<br />

Should Die Alone.<br />

NODA will work with local doctors or<br />

rest­home management who are aware<br />

of those with no family or friends,and<br />

know of someone who is expected to die<br />

with in the next 24 to 72 hours.<br />

They will give the NODA group acall,<br />

and amessage is then sent around<br />

volunteerstoschedule one, or several,<br />

to spend time with the person, Mr<br />

Cartwright says.<br />

NODA grew out of ahospital in the<br />

United States after anurse was asked<br />

by apatient to sit and hold their hand in<br />

their lastfew hours.<br />

She promised to return, but did not<br />

make it back in time, and saw his hand<br />

outstretched over the side of his bed.<br />

The distressed nurse decided<br />

something had to change, and the<br />

NODA foundation was formed. It has<br />

since spread around the world.<br />

The programme gathersteams of<br />

volunteers who are available to sit with<br />

people, to ensure they havesomeone<br />

with them at the end of their life.<br />

Mr Cartwright hopes to havethe<br />

NODA programme operating in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> in the near future once<br />

volunteers receive appropriate<br />

training, and their police vetting is<br />

completed.<br />

He says his namesake at Charles<br />

Upham Retirement Village in<br />

Rangiora, manager Dave Cartwright, is<br />

very supportive of being able to have<br />

access to volunteers from the NODA<br />

programme.<br />

‘‘From time to time we have residents<br />

with no close family or friends at hand<br />

to share their last moments with. Ifully<br />

support NODA in the support and<br />

comfort it provides,’’ he says.<br />

NODA <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> can be<br />

contacted at noda.<br />

northcanterbury@gmail.com.<br />

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Mouth<br />

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6:40pm 2.4 12:33pm 0.4 7:34pm 2.3 1:<strong>26</strong>pm 0.4 8:28pm 2.3 2:18pm 0.5<br />

Amberley 2:36am 2.4 8:49am 0.4 3:32am 2.4 9:47am 0.4 4:28am 2.5 10:44am 0.4 5:23am 2.5 11:40am 0.4 6:17am 2.5 12:01am 0.3 7:11am 2.5 12:54am 0.3 8:04am 2.5 1:46am 0.4<br />

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Gore Bay 3:17pm 2.5 9:32pm 0.4 4:12pm 2.5 10:25pm 0.3 5:05pm 2.5 11:19pm 0.3 5:57pm 2.5<br />

6:51pm 2.4 12:44pm 0.4 7:45pm 2.3 1:37pm 0.4 8:39pm 2.3 2:29pm 0.5<br />

2:39am 1.6 8:52am 0.2 3:35am 1.7 9:50am 0.1 4:31am 1.7 10:47am 0.1 5:27am 1.8 11:44am 0.1 6:22am 1.8 12:07am 0.2 7:17am 1.8 1:01am 0.2 8:10am 1.8 1:54am 0.2<br />

Kaikoura 3:13pm 1.7 9:<strong>26</strong>pm 0.2 4:07pm 1.7 10:19pm 0.2 5:02pm 1.7 11:13pm 0.2 5:56pm 1.7<br />

6:51pm 1.7 12:40pm 0.1 7:46pm 1.6 1:35pm 0.2 8:40pm 1.6 2:30pm 0.2<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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November 19.<br />

Crayfest is running for the fourth year<br />

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throughenjoying ajust ataste of crayfish,<br />

and sharing acray among friends and<br />

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Mel Skinner,event organiser, says in<br />

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‘‘More dishes always come out of the<br />

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‘‘We have Beach House Café putting on<br />

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If you are looking for alittle bit more<br />

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Mel says if that is not enough to entice<br />

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garden while crays sizzle on the barbecue<br />

at Strawberry Tree.<br />

‘‘Crayfest Kaikōura is not just limited to<br />

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By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

NEWS<br />

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

15<br />

Bicycle racks are to be installed at the<br />

Pegasus Bay Beach car park thanks to a<br />

group of Pegasus Bay School students.<br />

The students, who are Sustainable<br />

Development Goals (SDG) ambassadors<br />

for the school, recognised aneed for the<br />

racks at the car park and earlier this year<br />

wrote to the Waimakariri District Council<br />

asking for them to be installed there.<br />

They were told to make apresentation<br />

about their idea to the Woodend­Sefton<br />

Community Board, and prepared for that<br />

opportunity by creating avideo<br />

presentation.<br />

They also held asurvey at the school in<br />

which 77 percent of 396 students said they<br />

would cycle to the beach if abicycle rack<br />

was available.<br />

Atotal of 70% said they would rather<br />

cycle to the beach than go by car.<br />

The ambassadorsalso surveyed the<br />

wider community and the results showed it<br />

was not just kura (school) children who<br />

would use the bicycle racks.<br />

The ambassadorsshowed board<br />

members aphotograph of the bicycle racks<br />

they would like to see at the beach, and<br />

provided information about alocal<br />

business, Refined Engineering, which<br />

could build them and how much they<br />

would cost.<br />

Woodend­Sefton Community Board<br />

chairwoman Shona Powell said the board<br />

members were impressed by the students<br />

and their presentation at the September<br />

meeting.<br />

‘‘They are an amazing group of students<br />

who want to make apositive difference,’’<br />

she said.<br />

‘‘They had realised there was aproblem<br />

if you biked to the beach there was<br />

nowheretosecure bikes.<br />

‘‘They did their research to see if the<br />

problem affected others, looked at<br />

possible solutions and what the benefits<br />

Making adifference ... Pegasus Bay<br />

School’s Sustainable Development Goals<br />

(SDG) Pou (leader) and New Entrant Lead<br />

teacher, Sally Patterson, with some of her<br />

SDG ambassadors from the school.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

would be if bike stands were installed.<br />

Then they did an outstanding presentation<br />

for the board which highlighted this.’’<br />

It had been an easy decision for the<br />

board to approve the project, she said.<br />

The school’s SDG Pou (leader) and New<br />

Entrant Lead teacher Sally Patterson said<br />

the students were ‘‘ecstatic’’ when told<br />

about the board’s decision during a<br />

meeting at the school on with Ms Powell<br />

and council’s GreenSpace manager Grant<br />

MacLeod.<br />

The students were also excited about<br />

how the bicycle racks will provide more<br />

opportunities for the community to be<br />

fitter and enjoy the outdoor environment.<br />

‘‘The process has allowed the students to<br />

understand the influence they can have to<br />

make change for the greater good,’’ Ms<br />

Paterson says.<br />

‘‘The children are keen to be abig part<br />

of the design and build process and will be<br />

consulted throughout the process until<br />

completion.’’<br />

Community Cupboard ... Kidsfirst Kindergarten Bush Street teacher Katrina Wright<br />

(left) with Scarlett Lamb, aged 4and Charlotte Foley, 5, as they stock up their new<br />

community Cupboard.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Community treasure<br />

What started as afun exercise in<br />

sustainability and recycling has<br />

become anew community cupboard<br />

run by the children attending the<br />

Kidsfirst Kindergarten Bush Street in<br />

Rangiora. Teacher Katrina Wright said<br />

‘‘Originally we had awee trolley which<br />

we put out each day containing family<br />

clothing and things plus extra<br />

harvested foods.<br />

‘‘It soon got much bigger than what we<br />

had expected’’.<br />

She says they used to park it in front<br />

of their gate and it proved so popular<br />

they have cleared the parking area in<br />

front of the kindy to give people better<br />

access to their new community<br />

cupboard.<br />

Staff soon spotted on the<br />

Enviroschool Facebook page alarge<br />

cupboard they were using was no<br />

longer required, several then went into<br />

Christchurch, collected and renovated<br />

the cupboard.<br />

‘‘It’s taken on alife of it’s own,’’<br />

The kindergarten started in 1976 and<br />

Katrina says the needs of the<br />

community have got bigger and bigger<br />

over the years.<br />

‘‘We asked what can we do with our<br />

surplus, and the great thing about the<br />

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16 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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has ‘‘a stronghold’’ in Hurunui, has<br />

been thrown another lifeline to save it<br />

from extinction.<br />

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary in<br />

Nelson is involved in arecovery<br />

programme for the kākāriki karaka /<br />

orange­fronted parakeet, but now the<br />

wildlife reserve’s chief executive Ru<br />

Collin has taken on another role to help<br />

the bird by becomingits campaign<br />

manager for Forest and Bird’s Bird of<br />

the Century competition.<br />

However, with 74 other bird species<br />

vyingfor the title competition is<br />

expected to be fierce.<br />

Although kākāriki karaka were once<br />

commonplace throughout New<br />

Zealand, the parakeet now has a<br />

‘‘threatened­nationally critical’’<br />

conservation status with only 300 to 450<br />

adult birds thought to remain in the<br />

wild.<br />

Ru and his staff are preparing for a<br />

big open day at the sanctuary this<br />

Sunday (<strong>October</strong> 29) when visitors will<br />

be encouraged to vote for the kākāriki<br />

karaka in the Bird of the Century<br />

competition.<br />

DepartmentofConservation (DOC)<br />

kākāriki karaka operationsmanager<br />

Wayne Beggs said DOC and Te<br />

Rūnanga oNgāiTahu were leading the<br />

kākāriki karaka recovery programme<br />

but they are working closely withthe<br />

Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust,<br />

Orana Wildlife Park and the Brook<br />

Waimārama Sanctuary. <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

University, MainPower, RealNZ, and<br />

NZ Nature Fund also support the work.<br />

‘‘The programme is focused on<br />

monitoringand protectingthose sites<br />

Rare beauty ... an Orange­fronted<br />

parakeet / kākāriki karaka, which has a<br />

threatened­nationally critical conservation<br />

status.<br />

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‘‘In <strong>Canterbury</strong>, there are kākāriki<br />

karaka populations in the Hurunui<br />

South Branch (Lake Sumner (Hoka<br />

Kura) Forest Park) and Hawdon Valley<br />

(Arthur’s Pass National Park),’’ he said.<br />

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Afun day at the 150th <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show<br />

17<br />

Photos BY JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Family winner ... Alice Jones, adairy goat farmer and<br />

breeder from Cust, with her favourite winning goat<br />

Riverbound Latte and one of its kids Hollybank Crystal.<br />

Abit off the top ... Hugh de Lacy of Rangiora, finishes<br />

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Leading ... Olive McIntosh (10) leads 12 month old Franky, a<br />

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Almost ready ... Keeping an over one­hundred­year­old traction engine in top condition is a<br />

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Comforting ... Harley Stewart (6) of Sefton, cuddles Deedee, his favourite Holstein<br />

Friesian cow from the Crosslands Stud, at the <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Show.<br />

Up and over ... Harriet Jolly on Mountain Tui competing in the<br />

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From the family ... Alan Vliet Vlieland and George, his Supreme<br />

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Hiding out ... Hudson Philips (5) of<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Trading gumboots for stilettos and catwalk<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Tradingjodhpurs and riding boots for<br />

stilettos and ball gowns, Eyrewell­based<br />

horse endurance racer Petria Haigh, took<br />

to the stage and competed in the <strong>2023</strong> Miss<br />

Five Crowns NZ beauty pageant, winning<br />

two of the five crowns in the process.<br />

Petria won the Miss Tourism World<br />

Crown and was also crowned Regional<br />

Winner. Her Miss Tourism World Crown<br />

NZ will allow her to compete at the world<br />

finals later this year in Asia.<br />

It was the second time Petria (23) had<br />

entered the competition<br />

‘‘I entered back in 2019, and having<br />

never worn heels before, Istruggled with<br />

the walks in the various sections.’’<br />

She didn’t place that year, but was<br />

surprised when she was later asked to<br />

travel to Uganda in 2022 to compete in the<br />

Miss Planet International competition.<br />

However she says she and the other<br />

entrants quickly left the country on advice<br />

due to serious security concerns.<br />

‘‘I was alittle bit hesitant to enter this<br />

year, but Pam Cummings,the pageant’s<br />

national director, asked me to come, so I<br />

started practising walking in heels again.’’<br />

She says strutting the catwalk in high<br />

heels is very different from working<br />

around horses in gumboots every day.<br />

‘‘I had to practise for months, suffered<br />

sprains and twists before Ifinally got it<br />

down pat in time for the pageant.’’<br />

Petria entered because the Miss Five<br />

Crowns NZ (MFCNZ) is very different from<br />

the usual beauty pageants.<br />

‘‘It's all about empowering women,<br />

encouraging diversity, gaining confidence<br />

and making adifference in the world<br />

today.’’<br />

There are no rules about acontestants'<br />

age, whether they are married or not, or if<br />

they have had kids. There is no body shape<br />

shaming, no ethnicity or gender rules, it’s<br />

all about empowering women and Iloved<br />

the experience.”<br />

She says there were none of the preconceptionssome<br />

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pageants, the cattiness or drama.<br />

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‘‘It's all about women learning how to<br />

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The competitionispopular in the <strong>North</strong><br />

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south.<br />

Petria says she had three months of<br />

video calls covering rehearsals for the<br />

competition show, learning how they<br />

wanted contestants to walk and learning<br />

the three main dance steps.<br />

Attendance at these rehearsals is<br />

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‘‘We were marked on that, plus how<br />

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Thisyear contestants sought<br />

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DAIRYING INNORTH CANTERBURY<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>October</strong> <strong>26</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Dairy farmers up beat aboutcoming season<br />

ByJOHN COSGROVE<br />

Dairy farmers in the Waimakariri District<br />

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Bouyant ... Dairy farmers are upbeat<br />

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Finances and regulations topconcernsfor dairyfarmers<br />

DairyNZ’s <strong>2023</strong> View from the Cowshed<br />

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Farmers concerns, have this year<br />

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inflation, and regulations.<br />

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It’s vital we support farmers to succeed,<br />

given their significant contribution to local<br />

communities and their economies.’’<br />

Dairy isprojected to generate over $25<br />

billion in export revenue this year alone.<br />

Farmer concerns from the View from the<br />

Cowshed have contributed to DairyNZ's<br />

five policy recommendations for after the<br />

<strong>2023</strong> general election.<br />

Farm finances: Over the past year dairy<br />

farmers,like all Kiwis, have felt the pinch<br />

of inflation, with almost 75 percent<br />

reportingexperiencing cost increases of<br />

over 20% in the past year.<br />

‘‘This is impacting their business<br />

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‘‘It’s vital the forthcoming Government<br />

keeps tight control of spending and avoids<br />

contributing to inflationarypressures.’’<br />

Regulations: The survey shows dairy<br />

farmers biggest concerns about<br />

government regulations are being<br />

unpractical (72%), too much change at<br />

once (69%) and the speed of change (64%).<br />

‘‘Regulatory requirements are<br />

negatively impacting farmers and their<br />

businesses, while excessive regulations<br />

are creating frustrations. ‘‘DairyNZ is<br />

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farmers from across the primary sector.<br />

The panel would review all proposed<br />

regulations to ensure they are necessary,<br />

practical, cost­effective and will achieve<br />

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Workforce: The survey findings also<br />

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workforce challenges, including staff<br />

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Waimakariri Libraries Welcome 20,000<br />

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“We had the Treasure Hunt running at all three<br />

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“Of course, wewere also operating aspolling<br />

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With the silly season around the corner, Council is<br />

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Many people forget that aSpecial Licence takes a<br />

minimum of 20 working days (approximately one<br />

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“This is friendly reminder that nothing ruins your<br />

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“There are potentially big fines to pay if you sell<br />

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Applying is easy and Council staff will help walk<br />

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To host an event where you sell and supply alcohol<br />

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• Toget your licence sorted for Christmas week<br />

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By DAVID HILL,<br />

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Support is available to help farmers who<br />

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The Ministry for Primary Industries<br />

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Caroline Amyes was appointed<br />

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‘‘Our role is to provide on the ground<br />

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‘‘There was arealisation, with the<br />

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expertise to support farmers, so we are<br />

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On­farm support teams assisted<br />

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to change.<br />

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Ms Amyes said there were on­farm<br />

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able to give regional input to help inform<br />

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‘‘We can go out in paddock and talk to<br />

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The <strong>Canterbury</strong> on­farm support team<br />

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special quest singer. The day runs from 9am to 2pm.<br />

Florilegium<br />

Florilegium, anew exhibition featuring work by Sarah Anderson, and Megan<br />

Huffadine, will open at the Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora Library this Sunday,<br />

<strong>October</strong> 29.<br />

The exhibition features acollection of botanical drawings of plants in an area near<br />

the mouth of the Rakaia River, but it also explores the concept of Wunderkammer<br />

or Cabinets of Wonder which evolved during mid­16th century Europe and were<br />

used to showcase exotic objects.<br />

Woodcraft<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Woodcraft Club is holding an exhibition, and sales event at<br />

the McAlpines Pipe Band Hall (by the Rangiora New World supermarket), on Friday<br />

November 17 and Saturday, November 18, from 10am to 5pm. There will be awood<br />

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For the first time ever, the fastest growing health app, Noom, shares the<br />

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Road Stopping:Kilmarnock Road that<br />

dissects441 Blythe Road in Greta<br />

Valley, Hurunui District<br />

Public Notice is hereby giventhat, pursuant to Section<br />

319(h) and342(a)ofthe LocalGovernmentAct 1974,<br />

theHurunui District Council proposes to stop theroad<br />

describedinthe schedule hereto:<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

Area<br />

(Ha)<br />

Shown on<br />

the plan as<br />

1.1 Roadto be<br />

stopped<br />

(Proposed)<br />

PURPOSE<br />

Plan<br />

Kilmarnock Road –Proposed<br />

Road Stopping –<strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Maps –6December 2022<br />

Theportion of road when stoppedshall be amalgamated<br />

pursuant to Section345(1)(a)ofthe Localgovernment<br />

Act1974 with adjoining landasfollows:<br />

Area<br />

(Ha)<br />

Shown<br />

1.1 Roadto be<br />

stopped<br />

(Proposed)<br />

Land to be amalgamated<br />

with<br />

Road to be stopped(Proposed)<br />

is to be amalgamated<br />

with Part Lot2DP 2979<br />

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ServiceCentre&Library, Hurunui Memorial Library<br />

(Amberley) or theHurunui District Council Officesat 66<br />

CartersRoad, Amberley during normal office hoursor on<br />

theCouncilswebsite www.hurunui.govt.nz under Have<br />

your say–Consultations.<br />

Ifyou wouldliketoobjecttothisproposalyou must lodge<br />

your objectioninwriting to theHurunui District Council<br />

Attn:Cameron Ashworth either in person to 66 Carters<br />

Road,Amberley, or posted to PO Box13, Amberley 7441<br />

or emailcameron.ashworth@hurunui.govt.nz to arrive no<br />

laterthan5:00pm22December <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Dated at Hurunui District Council, Amberley this <strong>26</strong> day of<br />

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

HDobbie<br />

ChiefExecutive Officer<br />

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Notice of Annual General Meeting<br />

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November 6 th 7.30pm<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

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SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Andreassend Holdings Ltd,<br />

5 Golding Ave, Rangiora<br />

7400 has made application<br />

to the District Licensing<br />

Committee at Rangiora<br />

for the renewal of an On<br />

Licence in respect of the<br />

premises situated at Kaiapoi<br />

River or the Boat known as<br />

Kaiapoi River Queen.<br />

The general nature ofthe<br />

business conducted (or<br />

to be conducted) under<br />

the licence is restaurant /<br />

entertainment.<br />

The days on which and the<br />

hours during which alcohol<br />

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

under the licenceare 7days<br />

- 7am to 11pm.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at 215<br />

High Street, Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 15working days after<br />

the date of the publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing of the objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

Private Bag 1005, Rangiora<br />

7440 or email alcohol@<br />

wmk.govt.nz.<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section 131 of the sale and<br />

supply of Alcohol Act2012.<br />

This is the second<br />

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This notice was first<br />

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<strong>2023</strong>. <strong>26</strong>22472v2<br />

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The general nature of the<br />

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to 9.00pm.<br />

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Council now legally required<br />

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Government drinking water regulator Taumata Arowai has declined<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s first drinking water chlorine exemption application.<br />

This sets aprecedent inour exemption application process, and all public<br />

water supplies are now required by law tobetreated with chlorine.<br />

This means, we will continue chlorinating Cust, Woodend–Pegasus and<br />

Kaiapoi supplies and start chlorinating Rangiora, Waikuku Beach and<br />

Oxford Urban supplies.<br />

Going forward all supplies will be chlorinated, unless and until an<br />

exemption application is granted by Taumata Arowai, as required bylaw.<br />

The Council has pushed strongly for water inWaimakariri<br />

to remain unchlorinated.<br />

We made submissions onthe new drinking water standards at<br />

Parliamentary Select Committee and pushed Taumata Arowai to allow<br />

our supplies toremain chlorine-free while exemptions were being<br />

considered.<br />

When the dra decline for the Cust supply was received wechallenged<br />

the decision and met with Taumata Arowai’s new Chief Executive to<br />

again push Waimakariri’s preference for unchlorinated water.<br />

Taumata Arowai have now released their final decision for Cust and<br />

informed the Council we must now chlorinate all water supplies.<br />

Waimakariri is the only remaining <strong>Canterbury</strong> council operating<br />

unchlorinated water supplies. Infact, most public drinking water supplies<br />

in New Zealand are chlorinated.<br />

We know the community preference and will continue towork with<br />

Taumata Arowai to determine apath forward where our drinking water<br />

can bechlorine-free. However, this is expected to take asignificant<br />

amount of investment due to new high standards.<br />

We will keep the community informed. Once wehave further information,<br />

we will consult further with the options wehave.<br />

In the following, wedetail the process we have undertaken to date and<br />

cover offmany of the questions residents may have about this change in<br />

our District’s drinking water delivery.<br />

Taumata Arowai—The Drinking Water Regulator<br />

Taumata Arowai took over water regulation from the Ministry of Health in November 2021. Along with the new regulator, new<br />

higher drinking water standards came into effect that required public drinking water supplies to have aDrinking Water Safety<br />

Plan (DWSP) in place aswell asresidual disinfectant, such aschlorine—unless awarded an exemption.<br />

Waimakariri’s Exemption Applications<br />

The Council submitted six exemption applications for our urban supplies of Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend–Pegasus, Oxford Urban,<br />

Cust and Waikuku Beach.<br />

Exemptions were not sought for restricted/rural schemes as these have always been chlorinated due toanincreased risk profile<br />

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SUPPLY<br />

Cust<br />

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Kaiapoi<br />

Rangiora<br />

Waikuku Beach<br />

Oxford Urban<br />

Restricted supplies:<br />

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Eyreton, Poyntzs, Summerhill,<br />

Ohoka, Fernside, Garrymere.<br />

What’s happening to my water supply?<br />

• Water has been chlorinated since November 2020<br />

• Noimmediate changes.<br />

• Pegasus has been chlorinated since it was first established<br />

• Woodend has been temporarily chlorinated from February<br />

<strong>2023</strong> due to low levels of organic material being detected<br />

• Nofurther changes.<br />

• Temporarily chlorinated from February <strong>2023</strong> due tolow<br />

levels of organic material being detected<br />

• Weare now legally required to continue to use chlorine<br />

• Nofurther changes.<br />

Chlorine tobeintroduced from 14 November.<br />

Chlorine to be introduced from 7November.<br />

Chlorine to be introduced from 31 <strong>October</strong>.<br />

All these restricted rural supplies will still be chlorinated.<br />

It will not be possible to obtain exemptions for these supplies<br />

particularly due to the onsite holding tanks.<br />

As the Cust exemption application was declined bythe water regulator Taumata<br />

Arowai, the Council will be progressively introducing chlorine over the coming weeks.<br />

Waimakariri is the only remaining <strong>Canterbury</strong> council to not introduce chlorine into<br />

all its public water supplies.<br />

Our intention is to work through, with Taumata Arowai, the investment options<br />

that would improve the prospects of obtaining achlorine exemption inthe<br />

future and report back to the community about the nature and cost of additional<br />

investment required.<br />

Our Water Supplies Are Safe<br />

Waimakariri is fortunate tohave pure and safe groundwater. The Council<br />

has ahistory of providing safe drinking water and complying with drinking<br />

water standards.<br />

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The safety of our water has not changed. Itisachange inlaw, and higher standards<br />

and regulations, which require the Council to chlorinate public water.<br />

We must now meet the new requirements in the pipework and delivery system to<br />

achieve exemptions inthe future. However, noexemptions have been obtained<br />

across New Zealand to date.


Investment in<br />

Water Infrastructure<br />

The requirement for chlorination isnot<br />

due tothe water quality from source,<br />

especially once wehave completed our<br />

roll out ofUVtreatment for all supplies.<br />

It is representative of the risks of<br />

nasties, such as microorganisms,<br />

getting into the supply through the<br />

network—pipes, fittings, treatment<br />

barriers for example.<br />

Over the last 20years we’ve invested<br />

over $100m in water infrastructure<br />

which is high quality and have a<br />

planned programme toensure itstays<br />

this way. Wehave a100-year strategy<br />

to fund these assets and afurther $41<br />

million isallocated in the Long-Term<br />

Plan to support drinking water safety<br />

upgrades (such as UV treatment).<br />

New regulations<br />

The Council has always been supportive<br />

of the new water regulator (despite our<br />

opposition to the past Government’s<br />

Three Waters restructuring policy) It is<br />

essential that wehave safe and secure<br />

drinking water.<br />

We know our water sources are<br />

amongst the best in the country and<br />

will continue to invest in our water<br />

infrastructure topursue apathway to<br />

chlorine-free water. We will keep the<br />

community informed about how we<br />

are progressing.<br />

The past Government’s Three Waters<br />

Reform proposed the restructuring of<br />

ownership ofcommunity water assets<br />

and is separate entirely from the<br />

legal requirement to meet drinking<br />

water standards.<br />

Council has advocated<br />

for our community<br />

The Council has done everything it can<br />

to support the communities strong<br />

wish for chlorine free water. The<br />

Council made submissions on the new<br />

regulations to the Parliamentary Select<br />

Committee and has met with Taumata<br />

Arowai officials, including their Chief<br />

Executive, on several occasions to<br />

reiterate our programme of investment<br />

and the fact our residents strongly<br />

desire unchlorinated water.<br />

This was considered as part of the<br />

exemption process and while the<br />

exemptions were being considered<br />

Council supplies were allowed to<br />

remain chlorine free.<br />

Following the Cust decision being<br />

released, weare no longer able to<br />

run drinking water supplies without<br />

chlorine being added.<br />

The Council has done everything we<br />

can for our public supplies to remain<br />

chlorine free. We will continue to<br />

pursue what level ofinvestment will<br />

be necessary to achieve chlorine free<br />

water and discuss this with<br />

the community.<br />

Chlorine levels<br />

When we must use chlorine weare<br />

doing soatarate ofaround 0.5 parts<br />

per million (a concentration of about<br />

0.00005%), which is atenth ofthe<br />

maximum allowable level. Another way<br />

to think about this is one teaspoon of<br />

chlorine per 10,000 litres of water.<br />

This is within the healthy level<br />

for drinking water recognised<br />

internationally, and weare confident<br />

about our water safety.<br />

Despite this, the taste and smell can<br />

be noticeable when chlorine isfirst<br />

introduced (until the system stabilises)<br />

and weappreciate this may concern<br />

some residents.<br />

We will continue topursue a<br />

pathway to exemptions<br />

The Council will continue to work with the drinking<br />

water regulator, Taumata Arowai, to determine<br />

apath forward where our drinking water can be<br />

chlorine-free. However, this is expected to take a<br />

significant amount ofinvestment which wewould<br />

need to engage with the community on through<br />

future Long Term or Annual Plans.<br />

Where can Ifind out more information?<br />

As this is abig change in our water delivery, weexpect residents will<br />

have questions about it.<br />

We ran aseries ofdrop insessions earlier this year in May totalk<br />

about the new regulations and have put together answers tosome of<br />

the frequently asked questions at Waimakariri.govt.nz/chlorination<br />

Should you have any questions please get in touch via 0800 965 468<br />

(0800 WMK GOV) or email office@wmk.govt.nz. Wewill keep the<br />

Council website updated with the latest information.<br />

Find out more<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/chlorination

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